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    jongig, I've been reading this thread. I...

    jongig,


    I've been reading this thread. I live about 100 miles southeast of you and just installed three climatemaster systems for my home. Last night, they worked incredibly well (yes, at 0F-5F...
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    Thank you. This was very informative. Not...

    Thank you. This was very informative.

    Not sure I need to mess with my CPH settings (3,3,9) at the moment. I was noticing run times around 15 min on 5 min off with Outside Temp in the 20s. I think...
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    Beenthere - CPH explaination?

    Beenthere, I believe you had earlier posted a good description of how CPH settings effect cycling of systems. I can't find the post, and am trying to understand if changing 1-stage, 2-stage, aux cph...
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    VisionPro TH8321 bad?

    Can anyone tell me if this might indicate a bad thermostat?

    Normally when the TH8321 calls for heat, there are two distinct clicks that it makes. When the heat call ends, there is a single...
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    Attached is an example from one of my sets. I...

    Attached is an example from one of my sets. I have a Climatemaster 5-ton packaged unit connected to three wells at 300 ft (900 ft total). The manifold is under ground and in a reverse-return...
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    This may be off-limits, but can you tell me what...

    This may be off-limits, but can you tell me what a going rate for this type of service would be? and what would the service contain? design? design review? on-site debug?
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    I have to agree. Not sure where the savings...

    I have to agree. Not sure where the savings are/will-be, and yes, training and knowledge/experience do account for overrun.

    I guess I had made some assumptions about the amount I could learn on...
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    Overall, OK. Its a long story, and now time will...

    Overall, OK. Its a long story, and now time will tell if everything was worth it. I faced so much anti-homeowner sentiment and arrogance by everyone that it made the whole thing an anti-climax, after...
  9. thank you, and thanks to RoboTech, for the...

    thank you,

    and thanks to RoboTech, for the updated Goodman supplimental document. The solution to the question / issue we had was really just a close look at the low-voltage wiring (one at a...
  10. Which Goodman Airhandler config do I have?

    Please help me with this one.

    Our configuration:
    1) Compressor: Climatemaster TTS026 split unit
    1) Goodman/Amana air handler. It is an AEPF303616.
    1) VisionPro 8321U1006 thermostat.
    1)...
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    I have no intention of hijacking a thread, but to...

    I have no intention of hijacking a thread, but to be honest, things like this are difficult. I have a VisionPro TH8321 and there is not a single word in the installer or user manual about how stage...
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    Climatemaster install - please don't laugh

    I'm sure not!

    Some of you may have read my previous threads with questions about loops and hardware.....well, we got through most of that, but we now face the "install". I selected an HVAC vendor...
  13. Oh well, I guess paranoia still exists on my...

    Oh well, I guess paranoia still exists on my side.

    Just found in documentation that the E code for ECM fan is only valid on the Genesis models, and that the C code is correct for the Packaged...
  14. ClimateMaster unit ID help? Is this a problem?

    My HVAC guy ordered a model number: TTV064*GE01JLKS with AGL15A
    TT = Tranquility 27 two stage R410-A
    V = Vertical
    064 = 064 MBtuh
    * = Revision Level *
    G - Voltage 208-230/60/1...
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    about 40- miles North of Philadelphia....

    about 40- miles North of Philadelphia....
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    In our house, we had a similar issue with a York...

    In our house, we had a similar issue with a York 5-ton unit and two 2.5-ton units. There was almost 90 feet of run-length from our breakerbox (400 amp) over to the compressor(s). We had PPL Utilities...
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    Yes, each well is 20ft apart in a triangular...

    Yes, each well is 20ft apart in a triangular formation with "box"/manifold in center with a ditch back to the house of about 30ft (30ft from manifold to house). It appeared like the manifold is...
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    They just finished a set of loops for me, and the...

    They just finished a set of loops for me, and the attahed picture shows the manifold that was used to connect 3 sets of boreholes (300ft deep each) for one of our systems (a 5-ton one). In the...
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    You gain customers by the way you treat your leads

    I've been frequenting this forum for information as I go through what I consider a large home project, that has (and continues to be) expensive and frustrating.

    I have a rather extensive...
  20. geothermal manifold - What should one look like?

    I did bring this up before, but I've been at odds with our contractor about our entire setup and this piece, I seem to be in a loosing battle on.....

    We have three separate loops
    a 5-ton...
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    Oh, yes... I understood the "educate yourself"...

    Oh, yes... I understood the "educate yourself" thing.... I am ordering the books (as a start)...... but that's late and short at this point, so I still need experts like yourselves to throw in some...
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    OK, well said, and today, I did end up speaking...

    OK, well said, and today, I did end up speaking with, and apologizing to the driller.

    Here is the real scoop. Me (HO and yes, project owner).... saw the markings and had to do some research.......
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    Sad part is, that while I understand the position...

    Sad part is, that while I understand the position of contractors that get bugged too much by a HO, I also as a HO feel very awkward having to even ask the question(s)! There has to be a middle of the...
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    Our Well Driller is listed as an IGSHPA...

    Our Well Driller is listed as an IGSHPA contractor/dealer. What I should expect when the well was drilled, was what I questioned.....It was inconsistent to see the pipe markings for the most part...
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    thanks. I'll talk to him when they arrive Monday...

    thanks. I'll talk to him when they arrive Monday to finish the other wells. I'm clearly over-worried that the slightest thing will throw this whole project out of whack!
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    Geothermal Pipe length confirmation?

    Folks, I am trying to watch over our geothermal drilling.

    Our inserted vertical loop pipes are from Charter Plastics, Inc... Titusville Pa.

    There seem to be markings on the tube starting on...
  27. The lengths above were bore length. Actual pipe...

    The lengths above were bore length. Actual pipe lengths will be 1800 ft in three bores for a 5-ton unit and 900 ft in two bores for each 2+ ton unit.

    The geodesigner app had suggested...
  28. thanks, that makes sense. I'm going slightly...

    thanks, that makes sense.

    I'm going slightly above what Climatemaster's Geodesigner came up with as a buffer for error..... approx 900ft on 5 ton and approx 450 feet on each their 2 ton units.
    ...
  29. Theoretical: Geothermal - Loop temps vs. balance point

    Folks, as I am completing the design of my geothermal system with a vendor..... I keep coming back to fears that the units are undersized for my location, in terms of needing Auxiliary or backup heat...
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    reverse-return?

    I don't mean to hijack this thread, but can you define "Reverse Return" wells?

    We are positioning 7 wells (separated into three loops.... our hvac and driller agreed this was best for the...
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    Yes... just am getting more worried by the...

    Yes... just am getting more worried by the minute with that company. very time the sales guy talks to me it seems like he is short-changing things.
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    Is a ClimateMAster Air Handler Amana?

    I am receiving a quote for 3 Climatemaster Geothermal Split units. On the phone, the HVAC guy said something about the hardware and indicated that the air handler being ordered is amana?

    Is that...
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    Thank you everyone for all the great feedback and...

    Thank you everyone for all the great feedback and discussion on this topic.

    I have to admit I have learned a so much....It also appears that as old as geothermal is as a technology, vendors and...
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    Stepping in - good or bad?

    Well, I'm starting to receive information about a proposed ClimateMaster Design. I'm very afraid of what I am hearing vs what I am reading.

    Lets assume for a moment that my Manual J is correct,...
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    We have about 4 acres available in the back yard...

    We have about 4 acres available in the back yard (behind house) and around 1.5 acres in front. So horizontal was an option, but I think in general the decision came down to aesthetics with a slightly...
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    back to original question for a minute.....I'm...

    back to original question for a minute.....I'm expecting some designs to review later this week.

    While they are doing the vertical bores for geothermal, does it make sense to slightly oversize...
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    Actually, there is a related question that is...

    Actually, there is a related question that is valuable.....

    We go through Energy Kinetics System 2000 filters at a rate that means I should own stock in the manufacturer. We believe our oil tends...
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    Hannabery (Quakertown/Allentown): just...

    Hannabery (Quakertown/Allentown): just re-entering the geothermal realm. They have excellent service staff. I'm following up with them as primary at this point as they have installed two houses for...
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    I'm waiting for our installer (who is depending...

    I'm waiting for our installer (who is depending pretty heavily on ClimateMaster) for the final design, but from what I understand, approx 1500 feet for ten tons will be used here. they are planning 3...
  40. SE Pa: Sanity check on GSHP Vertical Loop Length

    Folks,

    Would anyone be able to share with me some information related to vertical loop lengths for Ground source in Pa (We are near Quakertown).

    Our GSHP vendor seems to be a little generic...
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    Near Quakertown

    Near Quakertown
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    thanks. Looks like 8 or 9 bore holes, 1500...

    thanks.

    Looks like 8 or 9 bore holes, 1500 feet total line, but separated for each unit coming into the basement. They will likely feed Climatemaster Tranquility 27 units. It sounds like I need...
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    Geothermal: Vertical Loop sizing in SE Pa

    I'm in the process of getting quotes for a geothermal install and as usual, there are as many ideas as possibilities. A couple questions have come up that I'd like some opinions on from anyone in the...
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    Interesting, so then the heat pump should be OK...

    Interesting, so then the heat pump should be OK with outdoor air above 10F and the HP Lockout can be lowered down that low.....?

    Obviously Oil when below 40 was "warmer feeling", but if the HP...
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    The numbers came from the sales pitch/hvac...

    The numbers came from the sales pitch/hvac vendor.

    I think I'm going to mess around with configuration of the existing system(s) first this season, before replacing (I think I can stay on HP much...
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    Any suggestions on where to find a geothermal...

    Any suggestions on where to find a geothermal contractor in our area (SE Pa, Quakertown, Allentown)?

    Do you think that keeping the single stage york units and just setting the switchover point is...
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    York Stellar Plus to Trane XL16i? Worth it?

    We have 1 5-ton and 2 3-ton york Stellar plus units that are around 7 years old, backed up with an Energy Kinetic System 2000 oil furnace. Things are set to switch to oil at around 40deg F. In our...
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