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    Sorry GT, didn't mean for that to come off...

    Sorry GT, didn't mean for that to come off towards you, its our utility down here, they incentivize improper installation. They tell people with baseboard electric to put them in a conditioned space,...
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    So where do you get 60-70 degree air from in...

    So where do you get 60-70 degree air from in Seattle in the winter? If your answer is inside the house then where does that heat come from? There is no benefit unless outside air is being used. I...
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    It was existing and working fine, meets code and...

    It was existing and working fine, meets code and while its a bit steep has no issues, we did safety check before we left.
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    Yes, there are rulings for drones here but the...

    Yes, there are rulings for drones here but the best I can find is that its 400' or higher and within a certain distance from a major airport(i think its a couple of miles) that is not allowed. This...
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    Drone view of a geothermal system

    I bought a cheapo little Drone from amazon.com so I could start showing what a ground loop looks like from up above. We used a 60X60 pit with around 3,600 feet of loop piping and then we bored 150'...
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    There can be airflow issues if the ducting is not...

    There can be airflow issues if the ducting is not addressed with the XV's but you can run fan at 70% and compressor at 30%(maybe a little extreme) to compensate for needing more airflow. Conversly...
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    If a dealer has issues with the XV18's and...

    If a dealer has issues with the XV18's and XV20i's then run away from them, we have over 30 installed and I think we have only replaced one $5 sensor. We have them installed with air handlers,...
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    Sorry im late to the party! I am a huge believer...

    Sorry im late to the party!
    I am a huge believer in variable speed technology in the PacNW, we have ideal temps for them since we rarely get blowing freezing but do occasionly need the heat pump to...
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    One thing to consider is that is a dual stage...

    One thing to consider is that is a dual stage unit so if you are in first stage you may have cooler airflow depending on how the blower speeds are setup. The only way to know if the system is working...
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    Your lot does not work for geo? Did you call a...

    Your lot does not work for geo? Did you call a specific geo company because if not I know a lot of companies in my area will lie about geo(or they just don't know any better) to try and sell air...
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    Holy.... how many bids did you get? First if you...

    Holy.... how many bids did you get?
    First if you are deciding between 14+ systems you are overthinking this way to much.

    I looked up VA design conditions and it seems they range from 14-24...
  12. I tried to read through all the comments and did...

    I tried to read through all the comments and did not see this posted yet.
    Have you thought about doing a heat pump for your lower floor(I assume you have one unit as upper flow and one as lower) and...
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    Yup, I think every XV90 requires a new inducer...

    Yup, I think every XV90 requires a new inducer and board if either one of the two goes out. This can be a spendy repair so make sure the home warranty company(shudder) fixes it with the proper part...
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    This system requires weighing in a charge. The...

    This system requires weighing in a charge. The amount of refrigerant is based on the length of your lineset and the type of coil used. If they just dumped the charge from the outdoor unit which is a...
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    Not to mention that the Japenese had been...

    Not to mention that the Japenese had been developing and had it ON MARKET for years before Carrier, please get your facts right if you are going to call them facts and post in public.
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    Rocky and granite are good things for vertical...

    Rocky and granite are good things for vertical loops. You get a better heat transfer from dense rock than dirt. In my part of the country we rarely drill because of our soil conditions and drilling...
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    So is your system not running or having issues?...

    So is your system not running or having issues? You call this a "bad" install but have no mention of it not working, just that you "think" it may not be correct.

    We need more specifics, and to...
  18. This is my suggestion as well, the XL950 is...

    This is my suggestion as well, the XL950 is mostly for XV18/XV20 systems and XC95M furnaces and since you don't have any of those the XL824 will do almost the exact same thing but also acts as a...
  19. We use a temporary metal floor register since...

    We use a temporary metal floor register since many builders in our area will still run the furnace during construction. The metal floor register has much smaller holes than a normal floor register...
  20. Sorry I didn't see your post until now, the XV18...

    Sorry I didn't see your post until now, the XV18 and XV20i are the same noise, the reason the youtube video may sound different is that the XV20i may be running at 30% capacity and the XV18 is...
  21. Current house, nothing extra, just a working mid...

    Current house, nothing extra, just a working mid efficiency heat pump, two stage 95% gas furnace, HRV and tankless water heater.

    New house will have variable capacity geothermal with geothermal...
  22. Ah, my mistake, it is legal to manufacture until...

    Ah, my mistake, it is legal to manufacture until 2020 but in restricted amounts, but air conditioners can no longer be shipped with it, I was mixed up on the two since we have not sold R22 AC's for...
  23. Coils can be hard to find and often they are not...

    Coils can be hard to find and often they are not available, R22 refrigerant is now illegal to manufacture but is still readily available, you may have misheard what they told you but nothing seems to...
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    Apprentice, please e-mail me your resume if you...

    Apprentice, please e-mail me your resume if you are looking for work or have any friends that are looking for work.
  25. Largest geothermal manufacture is kinda like...

    Largest geothermal manufacture is kinda like saying the the largest toaster manufacture won't connect to my system. The reason I say this is that geothermal in the united states is maybe 1% of the...
  26. The 7 Series will only connect to the web with...

    The 7 Series will only connect to the web with the AWL which is not even out yet for beta testing... As I am on the first list to get one.

    I still highly doubt the AWL will connect to your...
  27. I will get this for you when i get back to my...

    I will get this for you when i get back to my computer at work, we install a ton of these and in my area we are required to hook up the sensor for rebates.
    The remote indoor sensor is if you want to...
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    As far as I know Trane was the last to offer a...

    As far as I know Trane was the last to offer a factory, non 3rd party warranty but that stopped May of last year, I now do an in house warranty since the national companies are overpriced, rarely...
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    There is no priority, you just need to make sure...

    There is no priority, you just need to make sure the loop can flow for all units
    Lets say you have a 2 ton that needs 6 GPM and then a 3 ton that needs 9 GPM, that just means your loop must flow 15...
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    No, you can do as many units as your pumps can...

    No, you can do as many units as your pumps can handle and the BTU's your loop is designed for. I have a 7500 sq foot home with 4 geo systems on one loop. Two for water heating and two for air.
  31. Seriously, I would LOVE for you to show me where...

    Seriously, I would LOVE for you to show me where you can purchase an XC80 online because i have never found one. Trane is probably one of the best at ensuring their equipment does not make it online....
  32. Not really correct information. The XC80 is a...

    Not really correct information. The XC80 is a better ratings match with some AC and heat pump systems and the TCONT 803 is a good thermostat match for it. While the XC80 works best with a...
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    The other option is to still do the 4 ton dual...

    The other option is to still do the 4 ton dual stage but add a dehumidier to the house to help control the humidity during the AC season yet provide 95% of the heat in the heating season.
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    So is the 53,000 BTU per hour for the whole home...

    So is the 53,000 BTU per hour for the whole home or is that part of the garage and basement. Or is it that the garage and basement are an additional 35K BTU per hour.
    First I would put in a two...
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    Woah, they installed it without authorization or...

    Woah, they installed it without authorization or anybody being home? I would tell them to come pick up their unit and then get the heck off your property, this seems VERY shady or you are not telling...
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    For a block load people are going to need to...

    For a block load people are going to need to know. Length and height of all walls and what direction they are facing and how much insulation is in them, then the sq footage of windows on that wall....
  37. Garrett, i had a chance to look over the...

    Garrett, i had a chance to look over the proposals that Greg provided for you, after talking to him it sounds like the ductless really is the way to go. He did not look at the ducts because he was...
  38. In our Portland Climate dehumidifiers are fairly...

    In our Portland Climate dehumidifiers are fairly rare, but there are a few options that could be looked at. Honeywell and Aprilaire both make good units specifically for this reason but can be spendy...
  39. I will have to talk to my system designer that...

    I will have to talk to my system designer that came out to see what their consensus was but if we are doing ductless then looking at the ductwork isn't going to add much since they will be abandoned....
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    Living in Oregon is not to cheap, but we also pay...

    Living in Oregon is not to cheap, but we also pay much more than $20 for a top tech, our best guys made $60K last year. $20 would be for a retro installer with minimal experience or a top new...
  41. The variable speed trilogy is very new, i think...

    The variable speed trilogy is very new, i think it has only been available for a month or two so who knows how good it is. I do know that climatemaster inflated their ratings to make it "look" like...
  42. A trilogy 30 or? The Trilogy 30 is not even in...

    A trilogy 30 or? The Trilogy 30 is not even in the same class as the 7 Series/Sycamore.
  43. Geostar Sycamore is made at the WaterFurnace...

    Geostar Sycamore is made at the WaterFurnace factory and is identical as far as I can tell. The area where you have differences is in the number of dealers and tech/warranty support. WaterFurnace...
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    Sorry I didn't see this, its been about 15...

    Sorry I didn't see this, its been about 15 degrees above design conditions in my area of the world for the past week and a half with at least another 10 days this hot predicted.
    Yes they do...
  45. Thread: loop design

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    It is not the 25' extra of trench, it is more so...

    It is not the 25' extra of trench, it is more so that the ingrams design said 3 x 100' coils so 300' of pipe in the trench at 100' long typically a slinky is going to be 800' of pipe in a 125' trench...
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    Radiant floor geo with lead lag setup

    This was a 5,000 sq foot 1950's built home with a propane boiler that we converted to geothermal. We installed dual Waterfurnace NSW040 units with a lead lag setup. We used a State 80 gallon storage...
  47. Thread: loop design

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    First of all I would not trust ANYTHING from...

    First of all I would not trust ANYTHING from Ingrams in that video. Every system I looked at there seems to have a very short loop. Typical amount of pipe is 800' per ton for trench, 600' per ton for...
  48. Based on everything I am reading and without...

    Based on everything I am reading and without seeing the unit I think you are setup very well and are setup for optimal savings and comfort. With most geo systems don't worry about setting back the...
  49. How did you come up with a 2 degree swing saves...

    How did you come up with a 2 degree swing saves you $30 a month over a 1 degree swing? That is pretty much impossible.
  50. There are about 100 variables for how many KW/hr...

    There are about 100 variables for how many KW/hr you use for those systems, it depends on high stage or low stage, entering water temps, flow rate size etc....
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