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  1. *sigh* All that research on the HW IAQ for nought.

    TL;DR I paid for a HW IAQ with my XV 80, and I don't think it's hooked up correctly, at all. (It's wired like a 1H/1C w/ De-hum overcool.)

    Maybe you read my last thread about selecting a...
  2. Well, another update: Just got off the phone...

    Well, another update:

    Just got off the phone with the installer, and he thought about last night and decided he didn't want to run the risk of the wire fish failing (it would have been a pretty...
  3. FYI, I think I puzzled it out, even without the...

    FYI, I think I puzzled it out, even without the XL624 Install Guide...

    Somebody reviewing the t-stat (that appears to have DIY'd it) posted a diagram for his setup (which was just a basic 1H/1C...
  4. XL624 or something else (i.e XL803) for XR13 and XV80 for humidity control?

    I'm having an XR13 and XV80 installed. I had a VisionPro in my old house and like the dehumidificaiton feature of that 'stat. (I don't remember precisely which VisionPro it was... this would have...
  5. Well, I've had two new-install reps out so far. ...

    Well, I've had two new-install reps out so far. They've both proposed 2 x 2T A/C, pending a load calc. Both, upon my request, has proposed an 80% Variable-speed blower. One was York, the other...
  6. Recharge, Repair, or Replace? Couple other questions...

    I have two split systems w/ gas heat. Both are Trane XE 800 units, circa 1992. The downstairs furnace is a Goodman about 10 years old, and the upstairs is... I can't even remember, but it's also...
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    I suspect the wires sagged and singed themselves...

    I suspect the wires sagged and singed themselves against the motor attempting to turn the blower wheel. There is no soot in the compartment and the other wires are as squeaky clean as the day they...
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    Well, the furnace was here when I bought the...

    Well, the furnace was here when I bought the house, so I have no idea exactly how old it is, if it was registered, etc. It looks pretty new, and the servicer said that the dark-grey cabinet units...
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    Well, I figured out the problem (caught it in the...

    Well, I figured out the problem (caught it in the act of refusing to start before it gave up and posted the trouble light)... induction blower doesn't want to start without "percussive encouragement"...
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    Goodman furnace "pressure switch stuck open"

    Had service out yesterday to work on the furnace. No heat, trouble light said "Pressure Switch Stuck Open." He replaced the pressure switch and also fixed some wires leading to it that had...
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    Forgive my extreme ignorance here, but are those...

    Forgive my extreme ignorance here, but are those hairline cracks an actual problem? I guess where I'm going here is: if a Heat Exchanger is cracked, yet no combustion byproducts pass through it,...
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    No tests were performed outside of him squirming...

    No tests were performed outside of him squirming on the floor with a flashlight.

    The company (unknown) that wrote "Crack" on the unit did so well before I owned the house, so I don't know what...
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    Wow, I didn't even know they really came out...

    Wow, I didn't even know they really came out without major (expensive) surgery... surgery that if I was an HVAC tech, I'd want to be charging the customer for.
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    "Cracked" HE... don't know what to think...

    I bought this current house in 2007. At the time we bought it, we had somebody in to inspect the HVAC systems, as much of it was old at the time. The attic furnace (a Trane THS 050A 9683) had the...
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    I DID have both units inspected by a...

    I DID have both units inspected by a professional. (Luckily I know better than to slap a tire gauge on the units myself to check pressure, and I certainly know that a cracked heat exchanger is...
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    Buying house, refrig appears to be low

    I am in the process of buying a house in Raleigh, NC, and as part of the pre-purchase inspection process I had an HVAC inspection done. (One of the gas-packs had the word "crack" written on it in...
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    cem, While of course every supply is...

    cem,

    While of course every supply is different, just looking at my laptop power "brick", it is spec'd for anything from 100V-240V. It would likely work just fine even in excess of that. I...
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    While the motors and heating elements in his...

    While the motors and heating elements in his house won't be too happy, actually his electronics are the least he has to worry about. The vast majority of modern electronics use switching power...
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    My furnace is in the crawlspace of my house, and...

    My furnace is in the crawlspace of my house, and much of the ducting, including the main distribution trunk, is insulated hard duct. However, after having a new furnace installed last fall, a quick...
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    My first foray into an electronic thermostat was...

    My first foray into an electronic thermostat was a "Lux" from Home Cheapo that had received a good rating from Consumer Reports.

    Pros:
    1) It was really easy to program.
    2) It did exactly what it...
  21. Thread: VisionPro

    by sirwired
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    Stamas, I just read over my last post, and you...

    Stamas,

    I just read over my last post, and you are right, I do sound like a bit of a twit. Sorry.

    I was simply frustrated that everybody kept telling me that my setback was too large, or that...
  22. Thread: VisionPro

    by sirwired
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    For tpa-fl's advice, I thank him very much. ...

    For tpa-fl's advice, I thank him very much.

    For everyone else... this has been a facinating discussion on the merits of setting back at all, recovery time, etc., but it had nothing to do with my...
  23. Thread: VisionPro

    by sirwired
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    tpa-fl, Thank you! That is EXACTLY what I was...

    tpa-fl,

    Thank you! That is EXACTLY what I was looking for! I may give Honeywell a call myself to confirm, but that could explain what is going on.

    SirWired
  24. Thread: VisionPro

    by sirwired
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    Argghhh! The posting system needs to warn you if...

    Argghhh! The posting system needs to warn you if you put double-quotes in the subject line! The subject line was SUPPOSED to read VisionPro "Adaptive Recovery"... isn't.

    SirWired
  25. Thread: VisionPro

    by sirwired
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    VisionPro 'adaptive recovery'... isn't

    After reading this board I had my installer put in a 8321 VisionPro last fall. Well, the setback bit doesn't seem to be working just right. One thing I thought this T-stat was supposed to do is to...
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    I may just be a dumb homeowner, but even I can...

    I may just be a dumb homeowner, but even I can figure out why the only place the spine-fins get used are outdoor coils, and not refrigerators, indoor coils, etc.

    You can hose (or if necessary,...
  27. Thread: Trane XV90

    by sirwired
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    To expand on number 8: A high-efficiency...

    To expand on number 8:

    A high-efficiency furnace is called a "condensing" furnace for a reason. The condensation is NOT coming from the air in the intake, but rather it is the byproduct from...
  28. A few things: 1) It is very common for the...

    A few things:

    1) It is very common for the color of your thermostat wires to not match up with the actual function of the wires. Did you see which wires were hooked to which terminals on your old...
  29. Thread: What are the

    by sirwired
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    What are the best 1 inch filters?

    My system has two return ducts, and each has a standard 1" filter behind the intake grille. The unit itself (XV-90) is in a crawlspace and has no filter rack.

    Nobody in the house has a dust...
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