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  1. Thread: Warning tag

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    Warning tag

    While I was at work the gas company changed its meter and left me this present: This is in Ontario by the way, Warning the appliance and/or piping requires corrections, code reference 6.12.2 and...
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    thrashing noise

    G'day lads, I turned on my trane xr furnace today and was immediately greeted with the sound of wire being chopped up by a fan or something similar.
    Would that be a bad ventor motor? Thanks in...
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    keeprite a/c opinion

    G'day Lads, thoughts on Keeprite c4a3 and c4a4 in a 1.5 ton? Is it worth the extra cost for the c4a4 as far as quietness or build quality goes? What is the difference between the two other than 1...
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    here"s one for ya

    2 storey 1000 sq. ft. total. What cools and dehumidifies the whole house better? Three 6000 btu window shakers on the top floor or a 1.5 ton central air doing it all. Thanks for all responses.
  5. Thread: Keeprite A/C

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    Keeprite A/C

    Any pros and cons for Keeprite A/C; regarding quality and noise. Need 1.5 ton and see that their units have 2 stage fans and scroll compressor. Want something decent and quiet. Could this be the one?
  6. Thread: mini split

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    mini split

    Opinions please.

    Could a properly sized, single zone mini split, located at the top of the staircase in a 1000 Sq ft 2 storey home, cool both floors satisfactorily?
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    Cased Evaporator Coil

    Is this a good thing to have. What is its purpose? Should I pay extra to have one? Thanks for your opinions.
  8. Thread: reconnect

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    reconnect

    I had my old Ruud A/C disconnected to have a concrete patio put in its area.
    Cost me 1 hour labour and the recovery fee. What would be reasonable time to do the reconnect? Thanks in advance,...
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    Trane XR13 1.5 ton

    Is this product good value or are there better alternatives in the same price range?
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    Thanks for the insight. Much appreciated.

    Thanks for the insight. Much appreciated.
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    Killing with kindness

    Here in Ontario Canada, I use my A/C 3-4 months only. Would this make the unit last longer in years of service, or actually shorten its life? The A/C in our cars typically fail early due to lack of...
  12. What is an N coil? And what does the drop...

    What is an N coil? And what does the drop indicate? By the way are the Rheem corsaire cubes decent? Thanks Gentlemen.
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    Chilling advice

    I'm needing a quiet 1.5 ton 13 seer air conditioner to go with my Trane XR90 furnace.
    My understanding is that the Trane models are not very quiet. It seems that Carrier has a quiet one in model...
  14. Thread: I'm listening

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    I'm listening

    I require a 1.5 ton (nothing larger) 13 seer a/c that is is as quiet as possible. Due to the neccessity to sit very near to the outside unit, quietness is the #1 priority.
    I have a Trane XR90 40,000...
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    Holy Crap, you guys are brutal! I think Thorton...

    Holy Crap, you guys are brutal!
    I think Thorton is well informed for a HO and adds to this sites helping way.
    He may not be the most knowledgeable fellow, but I believe he is sincere.
    More than I...
  16. Thread: price trend

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    Now that 13 seer is the minimum will the price...

    Now that 13 seer is the minimum will the price trend down as these are now entry level? Or is the huge price increase over the old 10 seer here to stay? The payback of 13 seer here in Canada is non...
  17. Thread: larger coil

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    For a new 1.5 ton a/c system the rep suggested a...

    For a new 1.5 ton a/c system the rep suggested a 2 ton coil. Why would he? I believe he said for better dehumidification. Does that make sense?
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    As for which juice, I'd put R22 equipment today...

    As for which juice, I'd put R22 equipment today but wouldn't hesitate in putting whatever the customer wanted for their home and would try to talk them out of R410a if they wanted it. I do believe it...
  19. Thread: Trane news

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    Can anyone tell me if Trane has any new A/C...

    Can anyone tell me if Trane has any new A/C product for 2006 or any on the horizon worth waiting for?
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    I have a new Xr90 40,000 btu furnace installed

    I have a new Xr90 40,000 btu furnace installed
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    Wow! that was a fast response. Since your here...

    Wow! that was a fast response.
    Since your here today how about another question?
    My Trane dealer suggests a 2 ton coil with the 1.5 ton outside unit for better dehumidification which is a problem...
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    Does anyone know for certain if the Trane XL14i...

    Does anyone know for certain if the Trane XL14i 1.5 ton A/C has the swept wing design fan for quieter operation? I am only interested in the 1.5 ton model either 410a or r22.
    The Bald one mentioned...
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    The Ontario gov't is offering $500.00 rebate on...

    The Ontario gov't is offering $500.00 rebate on 14 or greater seer A/C. I could use a new one as mine is 17 yr. old Ruud 2 ton; however a 1.5 ton is all I require.The Trane XL14i which would match my...
  24. Thread: mixing brands

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    What are the pitfalls of not having the same...

    What are the pitfalls of not having the same brand of A/C as the gas furnace?
  25. Thread: quiet please

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    TRANE XL14i 1.5 ton a/c My yard is very small...

    TRANE XL14i 1.5 ton a/c
    My yard is very small and I must sit within 6 feet of the unit.I have a new Trane xr90 40,000 btu high eff furnace installed and need a new a/c and am concerned the Trane...
  26. Thread: mixing brands

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    I have a new xr90 Trane high eff furnace 40,000...

    I have a new xr90 Trane high eff furnace 40,000 btu and am unhappy with the noise of it. I now need a new a/c or heat pump and understand that the smaller units are noisy as well. Is it a bad thing...
  27. Thread: inducer motor

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    It's a tux040 xr90 Trane high eff located in the...

    It's a tux040 xr90 Trane high eff located in the basement on a poured cement floor. The home is a semi-detached 2 storey. When in bed on the 2nd storey when all is quiet and the inducer motor starts...
  28. Thread: inducer motor

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    Should I be able to hear the inducer motor one...

    Should I be able to hear the inducer motor one floor above when it starts running?
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    Looking forward to summer I pose this question....

    Looking forward to summer I pose this question.
    Does it make economic sense to buy a heat pump rather than a new a/c?
    I live in southern Ontario Canada and have a new Trane high eff furnace. My a/c...
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    I just had the noisy ventor motor changed in my 3...

    I just had the noisy ventor motor changed in my 3 month old Trane XR90. The new one is not as noisy but it still seems louder than what I would expect. How much sound should these motors emit?
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    Should I be able to hear the ventor motor in a...

    Should I be able to hear the ventor motor in a condensing furnace louder than the blower fan?
  32. Thread: ventor motor

    by thurston
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    4 month old Trane xr90 has ventor motor with bad...

    4 month old Trane xr90 has ventor motor with bad bearing,
    Is this a common problem?
    A sign of things to come?
  33. Thread: Baldloonie

    by thurston
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    Hi Baldloonie, please read my post lower on this...

    Hi Baldloonie, please read my post lower on this page and tell me what you think. Thanks, Thurston
  34. Thread: noisy trane

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    When my Trane XR90 starts up I hear a sound like...

    When my Trane XR90 starts up I hear a sound like a compressor or sump pump. The sound continues through the heat cycle. If I just turn the fan on I do not hear this noise. It is not the condensate...
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    I have a 15 year old Ruud 2 ton a/c that is...

    I have a 15 year old Ruud 2 ton a/c that is working well.
    Looking at the higher prices of 13 seer equipement, mandated for the future and not needing such efficiency here in south Ontario, would it...
  36. Thread: rh%

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    What would you experts consider ideal rh% @ 74...

    What would you experts consider ideal rh% @ 74 degrees.
    All opinions appreciated.
  37. Thread: quiet please!

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    What would you guys say is the quieter 1.5 ton...

    What would you guys say is the quieter 1.5 ton a/c out there? 11 - 12 seer
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    Hey guys, how to I put my new Trane install pics...

    Hey guys, how to I put my new Trane install pics on here for your perusal?
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    Hey guys, how to I put my new Trane install pics...

    Hey guys, how to I put my new Trane install pics on here for your perusal?
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    I hear a lot about short cycling, but never what...

    I hear a lot about short cycling, but never what amount of time it is. For example would 30 mins on and 50 mins off be short cycling in a/c mode. Can you guy's give me some specifics on time frames?...
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    I had a new Trane XR90 installed yesterday. I...

    I had a new Trane XR90 installed yesterday. I will upload install pics when I can. Thanks for all your help
  42. Thread: 2 tons of fun

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    my 2 ton a/c on a 95 degree day can keep my house...

    my 2 ton a/c on a 95 degree day can keep my house at 75, but the humidity won't go below 62. Is that normal? Is it too big? The humidity outside is only 50. What's up with that?
  43. Thread: new regs

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    Will the new regs bring down the price of 13 seer...

    Will the new regs bring down the price of 13 seer or should I hop to it and buy a good quality 11 seer NOW!
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    Does it really matter that much? If so why?

    Does it really matter that much?
    If so why?
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    Hi Guys, Where is the price of natural gas going?

    Hi Guys, Where is the price of natural gas going?
  46. Thread: hot water

    by thurston
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    Any advice on a replacement 40 gallon gas hot...

    Any advice on a replacement 40 gallon gas hot water heater would be appreciated. Are there much differences between the brands?
  47. Thread: Hot Upstairs

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    Seems to me a lot more attic insulation would be...

    Seems to me a lot more attic insulation would be the cheapest bet. I live in old 2 storey and it made a huge difference for me.
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    What do you think is the best high eff single...

    What do you think is the best high eff single stage gas furnace with an output of about 40000 btu? I know the install is very important; I just want to know what you think is a good quality and not...
  49. Thread: hey airconman

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    I liked your analogy of the furnace car vs car...

    I liked your analogy of the furnace car vs car costs, but here's the thing. My 900 sq. foot 2 storey shares a common wall with my side neighbour. ( semi-detached they call them here in Ontario) All...
  50. Thread: Trane boards

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    Are the boards in the Trane XR90 series a weak...

    Are the boards in the Trane XR90 series a weak point.
    Is there reason to stay away from the Trane high eff single stage furnace.
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