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  1. Looks like no easy way out for you. It doesn't...

    Looks like no easy way out for you. It doesn't make much sense other than in the very short run but you could look at replacing the compressor and any other needed components in the existing outside...
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    superd77: The units are purchased for...

    superd77:

    The units are purchased for retirement communitites where the retirement company pays all the utlities...so efficiency does count.

    If I was a contractor selling low to middle priced...
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    Sctimrek: Your present unit uses the old R-22...

    Sctimrek:

    Your present unit uses the old R-22 refrigerant which new units do not use. Therefore, it's almost a sure thing that your present indoor airhandler coil should not be used with a new...
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    larrylwill: I think you will find when you go...

    larrylwill:

    I think you will find when you go to the manufacturers web sites that they do not warranty equipment purchased over the internet. A couple of other posters have told you this...listen...
  5. I've got a Fujitsu 15RLQ in my 400 s.f. sun room....

    I've got a Fujitsu 15RLQ in my 400 s.f. sun room. The unit is located on an exterior wall panel. I use the remote control to regulate it. I'm in South Carolina so temperatures in Winter typically...
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    Beware the purchase of mini splits off the...

    Beware the purchase of mini splits off the internet. I'm not aware of any reputable brands that will honor the warranty if purchased on the internet. If your not getting a major brand there's a good...
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    As noted by other posters you first need to find...

    As noted by other posters you first need to find out why your MB is not maintaining the same temperature as other rooms in the house...duct work issues, insulation issues etc.

    If you don't resolve...
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    BMORE: Simple concept as noted by earlier...

    BMORE:

    Simple concept as noted by earlier poster...your hot water heater has an extra set of supply and return loops that run to a "radiator" heating coil in the air handler. When the thermostat...
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    Split system or mini split

    I have a new sunporch that is getting set up for 4 season use...insulation, double pane windows etc. Thought I was going to go with a mini split to condition the 400 s.f area that was built over a...
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    Mini split inverter reliability

    Getting ready to buy a mini split heat pump for a new sun room. See that higher SEER units have inverter technology which allows varaible speed compressor and would also appear to have a number of...
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    Heat pump placement opinions

    36 unit apartment building that's under design. Engineer first recommended a large roof mounted package unit with heating strips in each apartment's airhandler. Had some feedback from the commerical...
  12. Package unit/electric heat for apartment bldg?

    Getting ready to finalize HVAC system for new 58,000 s.f., 3 story wooden frame 36 unit condo building in Columbia,SC.

    Mechanical engineer has recommended a centralized roof top air cooled package...
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    I'm getting ready to build a 36 unit apartment...

    I'm getting ready to build a 36 unit apartment building which will have separate split sytems for each apartment. I am finishing up another similar building and that building has Carrier 25HBR3...
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    Almost sure your problem is with the thermostatic...

    Almost sure your problem is with the thermostatic mixing valve(tempering valve) as I've experienced the same exact problem. Get the valve serviced. Replacement parts are available at plumbing supply...
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    Could be that unit was overcharged in Spring and...

    Could be that unit was overcharged in Spring and when called for heat in the Fall the high pressure limit was reached turning off the condensor...thus the need to remove refrigerant to get heatpump...
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    My water heater is set at 135 degrees....

    My water heater is set at 135 degrees. Temperature at the supply vents is about 25 degrees less...therefore, 110 degrees which is usually 20-30 degrees warmer than typical heat pump temperatures. My...
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    Chironian: One system is the Apollo by A.O....

    Chironian:

    One system is the Apollo by A.O. Smith. Their system uses an oversized quick recovery gas water heater connected by a circulating hot water loop to an air handler. The air handler has...
  18. Thread: new home

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    Kathy123: If the unit keeps running without...

    Kathy123:

    If the unit keeps running without any stopping when the thermostat calls for 76 degrees and its not over 95 degrees outside then I'd agree with you that it may be undersized or has some...
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    Kathy123: I too live in Columbia,SC and have a...

    Kathy123:

    I too live in Columbia,SC and have a brand new 12 Seer 3 ton Rheem heatpump. My house is 12 years old and about 1850 square feet with a major west/southwest orientation at the front of...
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    Dave and Julie: I didn't mention what you...

    Dave and Julie:

    I didn't mention what you noted in your earlier thread that you provided the link to...that is that on immediate start up the initial loud sound of the unit has been muted quite...
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    I decided to put a sound blanket on my new Rheem...

    I decided to put a sound blanket on my new Rheem RPMD 3 ton heatpump which is located next to an elevated deck which is approximately 3 1/2' feet above ground level.

    Using a Radio Shack sound...
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    Dave and Julie: Do you know if your sound...

    Dave and Julie:

    Do you know if your sound blanket was made specifically for your Heil scroll unit or was a universal made by a company such as Brinmar?
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    Doc and Dash: Thanks for your insight on this...

    Doc and Dash: Thanks for your insight on this issue. Today it hit 94 degrees with high humidity and the inside temperature held at the set point of 73...although the AC has run continuously for a few...
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    Repairman/installer came and here's what he told...

    Repairman/installer came and here's what he told me: ( I didn't see the post asking for pressure readings before he left so I'm sorry I can't report those).

    1. There was indeed a farily large air...
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    Doc: What your saying is that my new system...

    Doc:

    What your saying is that my new system might have about 10% less cooling capacity then my old one just looking at it on a straight swap out.

    The new Rheem system replaced an Apollo system...
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    I just checked air handler. Found that portion of...

    I just checked air handler. Found that portion of the mastic used to join airhandler to aquecoil heating coil(hot water loop for heat) is loose and probably leaking 150-200 cfm's or so(wild guess)....
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    Just had a Rheem 12 SEER, RPMD 3 ton heatpump...

    Just had a Rheem 12 SEER, RPMD 3 ton heatpump with Rheem air handler RBHC17J11SHH, RCHA36A2G coil installed. This repalced a Heil 3 ton unit manufactured in 1993. Previous unit was able to maintain...
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    Do you think there might be a problem with...

    Do you think there might be a problem with possible voiding of the manufacturers warranty by using an aftermarket sound blanket on a unit under warranty?
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    Just had a new Rheem RPMD 3 ton heatpump...

    Just had a new Rheem RPMD 3 ton heatpump installed adjacent to my screened porch. It's quieter than my old unit but I'm hoping that with the addition of a sound blanket on the compressor that I might...
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    I'm having a replacement heatpump installed with...

    I'm having a replacement heatpump installed with new matching airhandler. The HVAC contractor told me that it is their practice to install a new drip pan under the unit with an emergency float shut...
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    Thanks to those of you who replied with...

    Thanks to those of you who replied with recommendations.

    Haven't heard any responses regarding ICP, Rheem/Rudd or Carrier/Bryant equipment recommendations. Any of you out there have any knowledge...
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    I'm getting ready to have my present 13 year old...

    I'm getting ready to have my present 13 year old 3 ton AC unit and airhandler replaced. The outside unit is located near a screened porch and there is no suitable area to relocate it to(patio...
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    My present system consists of a 3 ton AC and an...

    My present system consists of a 3 ton AC and an Appolo(hot water produced by oversized gas water heater)system. The hot water coil is part of the air conditioning air handler system(2 coils) and...
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