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    I once worked on a system that had two stats in...

    I once worked on a system that had two stats in paralell to one another. One was on the first floor for winter operation the second was on the second floor for summer operation. This worked very well...
  2. Thread: wirsbo poll

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    mook531 are you the same mook from capitol group...

    mook531 are you the same mook from capitol group in champaign il. if so hello, long time no see. i moved to decatur
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    in the scheme of things most 90+ units are at...

    in the scheme of things most 90+ units are at least 92%. Are you realy going to go broke over 1 to 5 %?
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    Bonus rooms don't generaly get return air added...

    Bonus rooms don't generaly get return air added because of the challenges it presents. Return air would make an unbelievable difference.
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    Most likely no good place to run the flue since...

    Most likely no good place to run the flue since he isin the middle of a condo group.
  6. Thread: Lennox Pulse

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    gas line full of air and need purged?

    gas line full of air and need purged?
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    Those burners rock, I include them in all of my...

    Those burners rock, I include them in all of my new lp installs. They will outlast the heat exchanger by far.
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    Could be the igniter is not hot enough or to far...

    Could be the igniter is not hot enough or to far away from the burner too.
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    clean the orifices.

    clean the orifices.
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    Quoted from Payson. ...

    Quoted from Payson. Anyone else deal with this crap? They act like this is normal saying "You chose your field. That's the hours A/C techs work" yada yada...What...
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    We have had this debate before about the head...

    We have had this debate before about the head pressure being high or not in a restricted situation. It came to a stalemate and nobody could make a definitive point. As to the txv, you are correct, I...
  12. Thread: PREMEDITATED

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    The strap behind the gv comes loose with two...

    The strap behind the gv comes loose with two screws. Take loose the pilot tubing and wires. Swing the elbow out and turn the thread. It works, but it's a pretty hack way to install gas line to a gas...
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    I agree, which is why I stated "without aux...

    I agree, which is why I stated "without aux heat". I realy like to use outdoor stats to stage the strips in the airhandler to stage with the o.d. temps, makes for maximum efficiency.
  14. Thread: PREMEDITATED

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    OMG is that silver caulk on the gas valve...

    OMG is that silver caulk on the gas valve threads! Maybe it's just gray dope shining in the camera flash. That is some mighty fine work, if your missing chromosones!
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    The realistic effective outdoor temp you can run...

    The realistic effective outdoor temp you can run your heat pump without aux heat is going to be different system to system. It comes down to two words BALANCE POINT! The balance point will be...
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    Wasn't the NUG a 90 plus unit. I think those were...

    Wasn't the NUG a 90 plus unit. I think those were the ones with the plastic tanks on the secondary h.e. that cracked frequently. Am I correct in this? Most in my area have been changed so I don't see...
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    Trane says ditto in much of their literature....

    Trane says ditto in much of their literature. They want the reducers on a verticle. Although they show it other ways on their horizontal 90 plus drawings. My belief is to put them on a verticle to...
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    Something I've seen several times also is the...

    Something I've seen several times also is the boot that the register covers is not tight and sealed. So you have gaps around it that are open to the crawl space or wall cavity. Homes can have a...
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    Nope, never spent much time in Ohio, but my name...

    Nope, never spent much time in Ohio, but my name is Brad and in school mt friends called me Bee-rad. It was taken here so so I used berad.
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    I love the emoticon!

    I love the emoticon!
  21. Thread: time fan relay

    by berad
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    probably a digital stat that uses batteries to...

    probably a digital stat that uses batteries to power the closing action of the relays. Most likely low batteries. Shows up most in summer since it is closing two relays. The batts have enough oomph...
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    Exactly, also some burners have a little scoop...

    Exactly, also some burners have a little scoop inside them that catch gas and push it into the crossovers. If that scoop rots out hang it up get new burners. 23 yearw old get new furnace.
  23. Thread: Chimney Liner

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    You size the liner according to the total BTUH...

    You size the liner according to the total BTUH going into it. I don't even remember which regulatory commission presides over it any more. Whomever it is they made a nice little reference chart for...
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    I ran a load, my old mobil home was not worth...

    I ran a load, my old mobil home was not worth reducting to put in a 4 1/2 ton system. At .9" w.c. static which the furnace was designed for I could only run 3 1/2 tons max on the existing duct work....
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    I don't like having to do things they forgot. The...

    I don't like having to do things they forgot. The drains run into a trap that has a rubber boot around the bottom of it. If you don't put a 2" hose clamp around that you are taking a big risk that...
  26. we've gotta cnc plasma machine and automatic...

    we've gotta cnc plasma machine and automatic pinner. Shops in our area contract us to fab that stuff for them.
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    been there done that

    I've had guys like this go two ways. I always listen to them, and find out their schedules and concerns. I make my price based on solving their every problem.

    Once that is done they usualy run...
  28. Thread: changing CFM

    by berad
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    Re: cant you adjust

    I agree, you should be able to adjust the pulley on the motor to get moter rpm. Move turn the pulley in to get more and turn the pulley out to get less. Adjust, check amp draw, continue until you...
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    ditch th bullspit windows and put in good, real...

    ditch th bullspit windows and put in good, real vinyl windows. make sure the insulation under the home is ok, the cross overduct is ok, and if it is a Marlette it has a empty floor cavity underneath...
  30. Thread: Chimney Liner

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    Code aside, it's generaly always a good idea to...

    Code aside, it's generaly always a good idea to line masonary chimney when gas appliances are vented into them. At the very least have the thing inspected anualy, I've seen many chimnies with mortar...
  31. I used to work for a Service Experts shop in...

    I used to work for a Service Experts shop in Illinois that is verbatum to your situation Payson. The best thing I ever did was walk away and join the Union. It's a new life, like a rebirth!
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    softeners and detergents are not good for the...

    softeners and detergents are not good for the heat exchanger. use a concentric kit. One hole will get your flue and intake outside. it's better for the unit, it will help you protect your investment.
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    If you have filter grills in your home it's...

    If you have filter grills in your home it's better, in theory, than a central filter at the unit. The reason is standard filters are designed for the lower velocity at the grill as opposed to the...
  34. Thread: Bryant / Carrier

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    Carrier and Bryant are the exact same thing,...

    Carrier and Bryant are the exact same thing, puron is the Carrier Corp. brand name for 410a
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    IMHO if it's already squealing it's a vampire,...

    IMHO if it's already squealing it's a vampire, you know, the walking dead.
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    My point was a larger but more efficient unit was...

    My point was a larger but more efficient unit was costing me the same to operate as a smaller less efficient unit, but if they were the same seer the 3 ton would cost me more to operate then my...
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    It depends on the run time variable. I would have...

    It depends on the run time variable. I would have to say yes the bigger unit would still cost more to operate. I say this based on my own home. I bought it and found the first summer the a/c didn't...
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    I would like to comment that you will never get...

    I would like to comment that you will never get 14 seer out of any Unico combination and using more than a 10 seer condenser on a Unico airhandler is a mark of a greedy contractor wanting a bigger...
  39. Thread: Heat Pump

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    I'm betting dirty evap. coil. If it's a Trane,...

    I'm betting dirty evap. coil. If it's a Trane, they have been having problems with check valves sticking of late also. Check the temperature on each side of each check valve. A valve that is open...
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    Some brands leave you no choices. Some brands...

    Some brands leave you no choices. Some brands don't make ton and a half evaporaters but make condensers that size. I could be wrong here but I think I remember someone saying there are some Goodman...
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    I've installed many 410 a systems with standard...

    I've installed many 410 a systems with standard linesets with no problems. Smaller tubing is stronger per square inch than larger tubing with the same wall thickness. Look at 410a unit linset charts...
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    Re: reply to humidity issue

    Trane has copeland scrolls just like rheem. The freezing question, it depends 45 degrees if there is no low ambiant kit, with a low ambiant kit you can run it pretty well anytime.
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    look at the hole in the wall where the thermostat...

    look at the hole in the wall where the thermostat wires come out behind the stat. Is the hole sealed, filled with caulk or something? If not it should be, hot air can be cruising through your wall...
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    A psc motor is a psc motor. Not to be rude, but...

    A psc motor is a psc motor. Not to be rude, but if you are accustomed to working on appliances and the like then this thread should have never happened.
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    The airscreen 1000 is very much like the dynamic...

    The airscreen 1000 is very much like the dynamic aircleaner. A 24v electronic with a changeable media in the middle. They have poor reliability on circuit boards and a high pressure drop. Anything...
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    As stated above I agree. I would just like to...

    As stated above I agree. I would just like to stress properly sealed, insulated, and sized ducts. Poor duct systems will harm the performance of the best units.
  47. Thread: Frozen Unico

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    Another episode of shameful unico treatment...

    Another episode of shameful unico treatment brought to you by the Service Experts. Senior's an ok guy, but there is only a handful of guys with braincells working with him these days.
  48. Thread: Before Holy Crap

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    The people that don't need to win are always the...

    The people that don't need to win are always the ones that do.
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    no, not all stats prevent short cycling. Yes five...

    no, not all stats prevent short cycling. Yes five minutes off then back on again seems short, how long does it run before shutting off?
  50. Thread: Frozen Unico

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    just reread the original post, you know unico is...

    just reread the original post, you know unico is supposed to have six to eight supplies per ton right?
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