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    Check for motor mounting bracket being loose or...

    Check for motor mounting bracket being loose or broken.
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    I have heard of noise and vibration being a...

    I have heard of noise and vibration being a problem but that was due to mounting to the building frame instead of to the poured crawl or basement wall.
    I guess for theft if they want it they'll get...
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    Have'nt seen anything like that ductmate. The...

    Have'nt seen anything like that ductmate. The ones in supply houses around here are like you find in The R.E. Michel online catalog in heating and air install accessories listed as mounting braces....
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    wall mount condenser brackets

    I'll be finishing a RNC install soon that will be the first time for me to use these brackets and can't remember ever servicing a unit installed that way. I'm wondering how you guys like to do this...
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    1" filters is all I've ever seen in that set-up....

    1" filters is all I've ever seen in that set-up. Not worth any special order on the old monster.
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    2 filter set-up for sure.

    2 filter set-up for sure.
  7. Thread: Attic ductwork

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    The owner may not want the duct insulated but...

    The owner may not want the duct insulated but that makes him wrong as you would be if you do the install that way.
  8. The thing that has me wondering is the burners...

    The thing that has me wondering is the burners all being one assembly when all the Bryants I've seen, including mine, have individual burners. Also for the behavior you describe with burners that...
  9. In my neighborhood with houses as described (like...

    In my neighborhood with houses as described (like mine) that furnace works just fine after I've done some improvement to the return duct.
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    I don't see this as logical

    I have seen numerous older furnaces and now more and more newer installs with the following filter set up. Filter rack on the old ones, media cabinet on the new ones screwed to the side of furnace...
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    Slow summer is typical for me. Did 2 a/c...

    Slow summer is typical for me. Did 2 a/c replacements in May and 7 service calls in June. 4 service calls this month. Maybe tomorrow will finish out the month with phone ringing off the hook. YEA...
  12. Thread: Orifice size

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    I'd be concerned about the big difference in...

    I'd be concerned about the big difference in those two pistons. The 076 would be something for a system of maybe 4 or 5 ton while while the 056 would be more like what I've been seeing for 2 ton.
  13. Thread: my luck

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    Did the wife kiss that to make it all better ? ...

    Did the wife kiss that to make it all better ?

    I have never had a problem with a ring in the approx. 50 years I've worn one. That time has included production and industrial jobs even with safety...
  14. Condensate drains don't tie into plumbing. They...

    Condensate drains don't tie into plumbing. They are to go to an open drain like floor drain, laundry tub, or some place where the open end of the drain pipe is visible.
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    The comment about the salesman reminds me of the...

    The comment about the salesman reminds me of the last place I worked at as an installer when we would swear that sometimes the sale was made on " a drive by bid ", meaning that the salesman did'nt...
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    that kind of creativity will come in handy in the...

    that kind of creativity will come in handy in the field when you get in a position that simply demands that you invent something to fit where things have gone through some changes.
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    at 6 years it's likely time for a trap cleaning...

    at 6 years it's likely time for a trap cleaning too.
  18. Been a few years since I put in a zone system and...

    Been a few years since I put in a zone system and Jackson systems uses sensor in supply. Zone dampers are in supply so let's say only one of three zones is calling for heat that will have furnace...
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    New equipment warranties may only apply to you as...

    New equipment warranties may only apply to you as original owner so lifetime policy won't mean anything when you sell unless manufacturer allows transfer of coverage to new owner.
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    For age I don't know but those spark to pilot...

    For age I don't know but those spark to pilot models suck. Checked for vent blockage ? and clean pilot including orifice. Sensor rod and spark rod together in one assembly right ? Don't know that...
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    Had one no heat Tues. and phone dead silent after...

    Had one no heat Tues. and phone dead silent after that. Luckily I'd started a full gas pipe rerun in a vacant house for one of my favorite customers Mon.

    I had a total of 7 calls last month, 2...
  22. Thread: Favorite Tstat

    by Ron
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    I like to keep it simple and affordable so...

    I like to keep it simple and affordable so nothing programmable unless its requested ( maybe one a yr. )
    Honeywell 5000 large screen model. TH511D1022.
    or
    PRO 1 IAQ model T701. this one from...
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    I have'nt been on an official hard hat job in...

    I have'nt been on an official hard hat job in years and don't miss it, but on the other hand it would be some insurance against some of the short basements.

    Good luck to you and your head.

    Did...
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    That young woman worked out something that makes...

    That young woman worked out something that makes perfect sense to me. She demonstrated responsibility and keeping her wits about her while showing us vigilante justice. Those guys were up to no good...
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    Maybe that big company was there with a big wad...

    Maybe that big company was there with a big wad of furnace cement.
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    I have'nt seen a filter shipped with any of my...

    I have'nt seen a filter shipped with any of my Goodman furnace's. What you describe here is like what I get with a Rheem.
  27. Thread: HOLIDAY CHEER

    by Ron
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    HOLIDAY CHEER

    I'm sure all the Texans know this one and if I knew how to give the one click link I would.
    You Tube
    Robert Earl Keen
    "Merry Christmas from The Family"
  28. Thread: Payne?

    by Ron
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    I've used Payne equipment for over 20 years with...

    I've used Payne equipment for over 20 years with no serious problems ever. Also been using Goodman for about the last 4 years with the same success.
  29. Thread: Hey Trane guys,

    by Ron
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    thanks again.

    thanks again.
  30. Thread: Hey Trane guys,

    by Ron
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    Thanks 5 R, Try on the furnace M.# TUY060R9V3W...

    Thanks 5 R,

    Try on the furnace M.# TUY060R9V3W S#5295N517G

    If you don't mind check match up on a/c M# 4TTX4024B1000A
    COIL M # TXC025C4HPC
    'preciate ya,
    Ron
  31. Thread: Hey Trane guys,

    by Ron
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    Hey Trane guys,

    Can anyone offer any comment as to quality and service glitches these units might have. Reported to be from '05, furnace M#. T44060R9V3W, A/c M# 4TTX4024A1000A.
    Appreciate any and all.
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    #1 is least restriction , catching less dirt ,I...

    #1 is least restriction , catching less dirt ,I believe that price is the 4 pack, cheapest. With oversized furnace and undersized duct you don't want a lot of filter. Unless the major components...
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    Bigger cooling system might help if the duct can...

    Bigger cooling system might help if the duct can handle the increase in air flow needed. I would not count on that being possible. Any townhouse I've been in was built to maximize living space not...
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    With outside temps. well up into 90's it could...

    With outside temps. well up into 90's it could just be doing all it can especially with unit on roof in full sun all day.


    You might get a little better sleep if you don't go to the top floor....
  35. don't know about the physical size of that unit...

    don't know about the physical size of that unit but a new more compact model might have a chance of being correctly installed with better service area, p-trap, secondary drain from coil, and aux....
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    when you need a trap, EZ TRAP. For me that has...

    when you need a trap, EZ TRAP.
    For me that has been 2 in ten years on my own.
  37. Thread: Cole Slaw.

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    I found that crushed pineapple makes it too juicy...

    I found that crushed pineapple makes it too juicy and that runs around the plate to everything. Drained can of chunk works much better.
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    The first drain fitting to the pan is threaded...

    The first drain fitting to the pan is threaded and needs pipe dope or teflon tape. If it has none they saved 2 cents on installation material but that savings got you a wet floor. It may have been ok...
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    For a Chicago home I would never suggest taking...

    For a Chicago home I would never suggest taking out radiant heat. Keep it and get quotes on attic installed air handler for cooling only.
  40. Thread: Cole Slaw.

    by Ron
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    Been making slaw since I was a kid and my...

    Been making slaw since I was a kid and my favorite for the dressing has always been Henri's Tas-Tee. Also found that a drained can of chunk pineapple makes it even better.
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    I don't think anything has changed. Seems like...

    I don't think anything has changed. Seems like mine never last more than a few years.
  42. Your opening post stated poorly insulated attic,...

    Your opening post stated poorly insulated attic, single pane windows. Put your money into those two things and you'll keep the system smaller making it less expensive to install and operate. Get a...
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    Free estimate is generally on a call for...

    Free estimate is generally on a call for replacement. Service calls BECAUSE YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE are charged at service rates. I would be charging extra for this furnace due to it being hidden...
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    Last one I checked that was under a deck was a...

    Last one I checked that was under a deck was a Rheem that had 2' clearance to deck. After 5 p.m. it was 95 outside but unit intake air was 115. Why would'nt it keep up ? Because when the homeowner at...
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    Consider this. The system is only new until it...

    Consider this.
    The system is only new until it starts getting used. As it gets used it starts wearing out. As it wears out stuff that would'nt normally be moving through the lines is moving so the...
  46. Thread: Oldies A/C quiz

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    Was that your version of spring break?

    Was that your version of spring break?
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    No returns in bedrooms isolates them from proper...

    No returns in bedrooms isolates them from proper air flow and pretty much guarantees uneven temps.
    Also garage with finished rooms above should be fully insulated including garage ceiling/bedroom...
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    I had one this winter showing polarity fault code...

    I had one this winter showing polarity fault code on unit 10 years old. Polarity was correct and board suddenly says its not. Replaced board, good to go. In this case furnace is original to house...
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    I see 16" as a bit undersized for 3 ton.

    I see 16" as a bit undersized for 3 ton.
  50. I've heard of Florida, never been there. Might I...

    I've heard of Florida, never been there. Might I suggest constant fan on switched at t-stat, along with dedication to keeping track of filter changes like buying them by the box. Invest in a good...
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