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    serious misinformation

    I dont know if this video has shown up on this forum before but I saw it today and said "WTF???"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2vN_mxW4Bc
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    Your post seems like DIY, read the instructions...

    Your post seems like DIY, read the instructions with the indoor unit the answer is in there.
    What exactly is a Villa?
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    hey now

    sounds like piston and or strainer. I hate it when people say airflow is "good".
    Dig that incline manometer out from the furtherst reaches of your van and use it for the love of god! even if you...
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    The aprilaire stats and protocal adaptors have...

    The aprilaire stats and protocal adaptors have provided flawless service for my clients. I have one customer that has 26 thermostats in her home so she needs internet acess to them even when she is...
  5. Some of the boys in Syracuse agree with you...

    Some of the boys in Syracuse agree with you Beenthere. That option was discontinued in the infinity/evolution software but its still an option on the thermidistat. I always felt that by the time the...
  6. The algorythm in my carrier thermidistat shuts...

    The algorythm in my carrier thermidistat shuts the heat pump off after its done defrosting and completes the heat cycle on gas regardless of outdoor temp. Next time the stat calls for heat it goes...
  7. THAT was a great post fire. Here in DC the...

    THAT was a great post fire.

    Here in DC the city rats and mice depend on these crankcase heaters for their warmth throughout the winter. Killing the breaker to these outdoor units would be a very...
  8. I have Three mitsubishi minisplits, a single evap...

    I have Three mitsubishi minisplits, a single evap and two double evaps plus radiant floor heat (propane boiler)
    No ductwork
    fantastic comfort
    Inverter compressor on both doubles
    single unit in my...
  9. I have yet to find a humidifier that could not be...

    I have yet to find a humidifier that could not be controled by infinity/evolution , worst case it may need a isolation relay. Should be a easy-gravy fix for any good tech thats got experience with...
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    If the "heat on" icon stays on the screen its...

    If the "heat on" icon stays on the screen its unlikely that the t-stat is causing the OD unit to shut off, more likely that a safety switch in the OD unit is shutting it down. Sound like you need a...
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    Mod squad will be along shortly to delete pricing...

    Mod squad will be along shortly to delete pricing from your post. Dont stress on cost or equipment , give the job to the contractor that you think is most likely to do a high quality install and who...
  12. We take a small winch that can be purchaced at...

    We take a small winch that can be purchaced at any marine or rv supply store and weld it to some angle iron that hanges over a standard truss, the cable runs down to loop around the heat exchanger...
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    here is some more mis info from one of the...

    here is some more mis info from one of the nations largest residential hvac contractors

    http://www.ars.com/ars/HowAnACWorks.aspx

    check out the fifth paragraph.
    Its one thing to be that...
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    im with u gary, suprised it lasted this long ....

    im with u gary, suprised it lasted this long . sounds like lowball city on that quote, hope its furnace only, even then its way low.
  15. Any good tech can easily wire the CE into any...

    Any good tech can easily wire the CE into any residential unit with a transformer and a relay or less. Should be a no-brainer. I am not a huge fan of the CE but what the heck why not give it a...
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    Sounds like good solution would be a minisplit...

    Sounds like good solution would be a minisplit heat pump. Check out the mitisubishi Mr Slim on the web. These things are awesome for bonus rooms. I have installed about 80 of the mr slims without a...
  17. Check out norms corner link , print it out and...

    Check out norms corner link , print it out and show it to your boss. good luck.

    http://www.bacharach-training.com/norm/superheat.htm
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    I live in NVA also and I put a cc750 on my...

    I live in NVA also and I put a cc750 on my builder grade cheepie systems in my house. I love it, it makes any psc motor work like var speed and really gets the humidity out. I installed a few...
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    Hey EF, I was thinking about your post and I...

    Hey EF, I was thinking about your post and I wonder what the boys up in Syracuse (Carrier/UTI) would have to say about that so I forwarded a copy of your posts to one of the design engineers that I...
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    Hopefully your contractor will measure the...

    Hopefully your contractor will measure the performance of your system to verify that it is working correctly. The combustion efficency of the furnace is easily measured with a simple oxygen analyzer...
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    Rheem and Carrier are both fine products IMHO....

    Rheem and Carrier are both fine products IMHO. Are you choosing equipment with one contractor or two contractors with different equipment? I would devote more attention to checking out the contractor...
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    cant be sure but it looks to me like the coil is...

    cant be sure but it looks to me like the coil is too far to the right causing the right hand side of that "N" coil to get insufficent air flow through it. This would explain why the "A" portion of...
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    I bet ya that the installers did not set the dip...

    I bet ya that the installers did not set the dip switches in the airhandler or furnace for the proper air flow. I say this because my installers have missed this step on the varriable speed tranes...
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    I installed a carrier infinity package unit for...

    I installed a carrier infinity package unit for someone last month that I think was a 16seer and got him an ARI certificate for the $1500 tax credit. This was a very slick unit IMHO but not cheap. If...
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    I had a call a couple of weeks ago about an...

    I had a call a couple of weeks ago about an infinity user interface giving an od temp of 106 on a 83 degree day. as soon as I got to the house and saw a brand new deck installed 16 inches above the...
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    I agree with 2old any contractor who says that...

    I agree with 2old any contractor who says that they can size a system based on sq footage alone is out of control IMHO. Equipment brand is nowhere near as important as sizing and installation. Dont...
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    Sounds to me like someone needs to put an incline...

    Sounds to me like someone needs to put an incline or digital manometer on the system and find out what the static pressure differential is. I have seen undersized ductwork and/or restricted airflow...
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    GPS jammers

    It seems like more and more field service guys are using GPS jammers to escape the the eye of "Big Brother" on the job. We had a long thread about these things a couple of years ago. I was wondering...
  29. Back in the late 80's I was on a after hours duty...

    Back in the late 80's I was on a after hours duty call for no A/C on a sunday at an embassy in DC. I found a bad ID fan motor on an old lennox AHU with a weird bracket welded on it. I explained to...
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    Hey Wildtech, I dont know where you live now but...

    Hey Wildtech, I dont know where you live now but here in the Washington DC area there is always work for HVAC-R guys. The problem is too much work, lots of these companies will try to work you 70+...
  31. Hi Tracy, I dont think you will find much info...

    Hi Tracy, I dont think you will find much info about window A/C's on this site but if you really want a super quiet A/C check out http://www.mrslim.com/
    they have a link that will put you in touch...
  32. Does anyone other than mom&pop companies still...

    Does anyone other than mom&pop companies still use hand written service tickets??? I thought all that stuff went away in the 90's
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    That is the way I understand it Tunnel, our main...

    That is the way I understand it Tunnel, our main office is in Virginia and I dont think that more than one or two of our 30+ techs have a masters lic.
    We also run calls in Maryland, PA, DC and west...
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    ghetto-chill

    Here is another one
    http://img376.imageshack.us/my.php?image=110vcaracgl5.jpg
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    Umbrella insurance

    Hey guys, Has anyone heard anything about getting an umbrella policy over and above your regular home/auto insurance to cover you in your work truck?
    I know a guy who got in a crash in downtown wash...
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    Looks like an attempt at sound attenuation. I...

    Looks like an attempt at sound attenuation. I wonder if it helped any. If these are heat pumps maybe the noise was during the heat mode.
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    I agree with you mike. Here in Washington DC we...

    I agree with you mike. Here in Washington DC we have a saying--
    If you cant take the heat----- Get a job with the federal government.

    GSA and DOD contractors that do HVAC work around this area do...
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    Hey Eastsider, I had the same problem back when I...

    Hey Eastsider, I had the same problem back when I got out of trade school in 1982. The economy was real slow back then, maybe even worse than it is now. I would try to find any job that gives you any...
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    Northern Virginia we are paying 3.87 outside the...

    Northern Virginia we are paying 3.87 outside the beltway
    In Wash. DC about 4.07

    roughly 130 trucks --- our gas card bill ran just under 80,000 in May:eek::eek:
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    That tech is owed that last hour IMHO. It's not...

    That tech is owed that last hour IMHO. It's not his fault that he did not return home. Our techs are allowed to drive their co. trucks for personal business when they are on call, all we ask is that...
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    Like bill said - the water on your air coil would...

    Like bill said - the water on your air coil would cause dammage to it over time.
    Mineral deposits will collect on the coil and clog it. I have seen people dump water from their condensate pumps onto...
  42. hey jr

    Yes the infinity controller will work with the Trane BUT.. you wont be able to make full use of all the infinity features. The outdoor temp sensor that is shipped with all the infinity controllers...
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    My favorite tool is the west virginia socket...

    My favorite tool is the west virginia socket set:D
    see link------http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=97470-922-460&lpage=none
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    Great pic Jabs. That guy reminds me of a RUUD...

    Great pic Jabs. That guy reminds me of a RUUD sales rep I used to buy from. I think he sold me five cases of luxpro setback stats that caused me a couple dozen callbacks.
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    R-22 is way up there. Has anyone else noticed...

    R-22 is way up there. Has anyone else noticed that you only get about 27.5 pounds out of a 30 pound can? Maybe it's always been like that, back in the day it was too cheap to even worry how much was...
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    I have installed about a dozen art cool's and...

    I have installed about a dozen art cool's and have had no problems with them. I think the indoor unit looks kind of cheap. Mitsubishi is a much nicer unit IMHO. I bet mitsubishi comes out with a art...
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    The 700a no longer has it's own power source and...

    The 700a no longer has it's own power source and circuit board like the old 700 did. Aprilaire made that change about four months ago. 700a has no need for the isolation relay. I tried to find the...
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    All the evolution/infinity equipped furnaces I...

    All the evolution/infinity equipped furnaces I have seen have a anlog output terminal for humidifier operation. The euolution user interface will control the humidifier operation. Ther are a couple...
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    Hey Ivan

    My company's gaurantee is +/- 3 degrees with the fan left on the "on" position and +/-5 degrees in "auto". This is assuming the outdoor temp is within design limits and that the builder has the...
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    Topher, I just re read the site rules and I don't...

    Topher, I just re read the site rules and I don't think there is a rule against posting this kind of info so here goes.......
    IMHO two companies that stand out are Arlington heating and Krafft...
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