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  1. Thread: New tranes

    by Gus-Herb94
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    I inspected the HX in my own XV80i a couple...

    I inspected the HX in my own XV80i a couple months ago, it's 6 years old and still looks like it was installed yesterday. It's got ample airflow.
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    The room just has false walls around it - no...

    The room just has false walls around it - no ceiling so it gets plenty of combustion air.

    And unfortunately I'm not the contractor here. Just friends with the owner. Looked at them out of...
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    Ticking Time Bomb Carrier Twins

    Carrier's at a doctors office. Brass gas connector with no bushing between furnaces. God knows when it'll blow. Furnaces are from approx 1970.
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  4. All that for only 6,500 Sqft?! Quality over...

    All that for only 6,500 Sqft?! Quality over quantity!

    Engineers I know are usually cheapskates and all about "making do" with the piles of junk they have.
  5. Glad it worked out in the end. I personally can't...

    Glad it worked out in the end. I personally can't stand anything but Honeywell when it comes to temp control. I've come across some random things with other brands, like Braeburn and White-Rodgers...
  6. In my 7 years with two VP 8000's and later a...

    In my 7 years with two VP 8000's and later a VP8000 and Prestige in the house some things that come to mind are: "70" isn't always "70", it does vary the temperature based on whatever "magic" is...
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    Frank Lloyd Wright

    I should add that Taliesin West was never designed to be used in the summer, so I shouldn't have included it. I still would have to assume that these homes mostly had HVAC installed as an...
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    A place with as much glass as that needs radiant...

    A place with as much glass as that needs radiant heat to be comfortable in the winter, especially if the floor is concrete. But if it's gonna be a museum, and located in the south I suppose it could...
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    I wonder if the utility company catches on... ...

    I wonder if the utility company catches on...

    As for zoning I prefer to zone with multiple systems unless it's an Infinity and/or ductwork is designed with zoning in mind. Everything else gets...
  10. I was out last night, and this afternoon. No...

    I was out last night, and this afternoon. No problem once the roads were plowed. It's nice driving on empty roads for once.
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    Well, for the record they control temp worse then...

    Well, for the record they control temp worse then a Sux :D. At least the T701 does.
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    How do you like those Pro1 t-stats? I tried one...

    How do you like those Pro1 t-stats? I tried one and couldn't keep it from swinging about 1 degree even when it was set to it's tightest (I think .2 degrees). Further wide I adjusted it the worse it...
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    Honeywell doesn't have all the cool monitoring...

    Honeywell doesn't have all the cool monitoring and graphics like Ecobee. I have the Prestige hooked up to Redlink Gateway and a WiFi VP in another location. The WiFi Vision and Focus Pro aren't the...
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    Wireless Focus Pro 5 or 6000 is great. Installed...

    Wireless Focus Pro 5 or 6000 is great. Installed the 5000 for a family member as a relocation and it works great and they love it (switches silently too, as the switching is done in the EIM down at...
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    I need that but to wrap around the cabinet during...

    I need that but to wrap around the cabinet during cottonwood season. That stuff a PAIN to clean from Spinefin. Used some porch screening material last year, worked great.
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    I don't like that takeoff so close to the plenum...

    I don't like that takeoff so close to the plenum like that, always see too much or too little airflow from that area. The install looks nice and clean, I like the large return drop. I'm sure that...
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    Wonder how much damage that would've done to the...

    Wonder how much damage that would've done to the HX if the heat were hooked up. (Is it? don't see a gas line running to it)
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    I think one of the best ways to learn is to...

    I think one of the best ways to learn is to observe. The other best way is to learn hands on. Two things your not doing on here. You do tend to come across as a know it all and argumentative. Perhaps...
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    I think they were going for a heated counter...

    I think they were going for a heated counter there.
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    I've noticed newer low rise office/commercial...

    I've noticed newer low rise office/commercial buildings built from approx 2000 and on utilizing chiller and boiler heat more then buildings built in the 80s-90s. Those I seem to see more DX packaged...
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    Why don't you instead do research looking for...

    Why don't you instead do research looking for buildings built after 1982 that DO utilize hot water, steam, or district steam?

    Perhaps you should re read this thread! All the answers to your...
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    The boiler in my dad's apartment building is...

    The boiler in my dad's apartment building is about the same physical size as that thing....nobodies sat with it since I flipped the switch on (and performed a routine fall maintenance checkup) In...
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    It's time for you to hop in a car (or plane) and...

    It's time for you to hop in a car (or plane) and tour the northern cities. You will find that places like NYC, Chicago, Indianapolis etc are WORLDS different in how we do things regarding HVAC then...
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    You sure must really trust the people that have...

    You sure must really trust the people that have convinced you that hydronic heating is of the past! They probably were messing with you, or high. Or both.

    If you had actually done some research...
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    I had this problem with two that I had....I fixed...

    I had this problem with two that I had....I fixed it somehow then it got lost in the bottom of a deep scuzzy sump pit and I never bothered to retrieve it. Then I got another one and lost it too....
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    You have said this a couple times but you can't...

    You have said this a couple times but you can't be more specific as to WHERE your referring to? Is this a blanket statement for the whole country or are you referring to your city Dallas? and have...
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    You know, I don't think it's been mentioned plain...

    You know, I don't think it's been mentioned plain and clear but did you ever think that the reason they use electric strip heat in these buildings is because your in a warm climate where heating in...
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    That's how I understand it to work. They don't...

    That's how I understand it to work. They don't seem to have the goofy power stealing issues the Nest has AFAIK but I don't bother with those T87N's enough to really know.
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    It power steals to charge that battery inside.

    It power steals to charge that battery inside.
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    They have one of those "watch batteries" in them....

    They have one of those "watch batteries" in them. They say it's non removable but I've had them all apart and the battery out before. I tried one once and discovered that it likes things too cool. 74...
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    Pretty sure those "mechanical" Hunters are one of...

    Pretty sure those "mechanical" Hunters are one of them! and we got the T87N that has a battery too.
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    Well it's about time! Welcome! :spitball:

    Well it's about time! Welcome! :spitball:
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    Got one of those in our downstairs. 23 yrs old...

    Got one of those in our downstairs. 23 yrs old original to the house. See enough of them to know if they're prone to cracking in more normal conditions?
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    That Armstrong has to be at least 20 years old?...

    That Armstrong has to be at least 20 years old? Was it a natural draft? and that was made back when HX's were still made to last :eek2:
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    They will attempt to reconnect on their own. On...

    They will attempt to reconnect on their own. On first start up the thermostat will broadcast it's own SSID (wifi signal), you connect to it with a computer and a screen pops up where you connect the...
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    Looks like that setup has been there a long time,...

    Looks like that setup has been there a long time, gonna take a guess and say 10-15 years? Bet it worked fine all this time.
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    The other thing with the Nest when I had one back...

    The other thing with the Nest when I had one back in May 2012 was it didn't get along with certain WiFi routers. Would lose connection and you couldn't gain access. They probably fixed it by now but...
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    Possessed WiFi Vision Pro

    "We were at the shop after hours and I turned the heat up to about 71 and it was set back to 60. It was on "temporary hold" and it wasn't set to revert back to regular programming til 11 AM the next...
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    WiFi vision pro and focus pro have the WiFi built...

    WiFi vision pro and focus pro have the WiFi built in. No red link gateway required.
  40. Thread: Robbed!

    by Gus-Herb94
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    Get a Rottweiler. You and your family will have a...

    Get a Rottweiler. You and your family will have a new best friend that'll fiercely protect you and your home.
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    The WiFi Vision Pro and Focus Pro are two...

    The WiFi Vision Pro and Focus Pro are two affordable options that will do what you want. They don't "call" out though. Under account settings you can set a specific temperature and if it gets below...
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    Let it go from 66 to 70 on it's own today and it...

    Let it go from 66 to 70 on it's own today and it worked how it should, started out in second stage kicked back to 1st then ran a little bit before kicking off at setpoint. Think it has something to...
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    Yeah have done that a bit in the past. Always...

    Yeah have done that a bit in the past. Always using my system to test out different things so it doesn't usually stay that way. Trying it with a program, and the settings I mentioned above and will...
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    Yeah pretty much my conclusion, interesting to...

    Yeah pretty much my conclusion, interesting to see how the Prestige tries to compensate for it. Surprisingly the oversized furnace has no freeze/thaw cycles at all. Can't even feel/barely hear it in...
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    Trying it with second stage set to 1 CPH and...

    Trying it with second stage set to 1 CPH and second stage differential at 1 degree. Tried "Comfort" and it proceeded to turn on and off into second stage only for awhile (skipping over first...
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    Yeah I usually do set it and forget it, but I set...

    Yeah I usually do set it and forget it, but I set it back 2-4 degrees when nobodies gonna be around all day (nice to use my phone to turn it up)



    Its the upstairs, which is 1,300 sqft. R30 in...
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    Design temp is around 0. It's an 80k 80%er, puts...

    Design temp is around 0. It's an 80k 80%er, puts out 41,000 BTU's in low fire. A/C is sized for a desert too. (part of why I put the Prestige in, trying to fix the installers screw ups)

    I wonder...
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    If it were losing 24v the screen would go out,...

    If it were losing 24v the screen would go out, backup battery only retains the memory in these stats, doesn't power the screen. As for the high limit theory, the temp rise is 38-41 degrees in low and...
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    Waiting For Equipment

    Got a Prestige IAQ in my house. set up for 2 heat/1 cool. Have tried almost every combination possible in the installer set up but whenever I turn the heat up enough to kick in second stage it'll...
  50. Had a 1960, 75,000 BTU Carrier furnace run fine...

    Had a 1960, 75,000 BTU Carrier furnace run fine for 47 years on two 6" metal returns that went to a tiny grille behind a built in TV cabinet with louvered doors. Thermostat was kept up real high,...
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