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  1. Thread: Trane XL16i

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    You should ask for a copy of the heat gain...

    You should ask for a copy of the heat gain calculation and see what he used for both indoor and outdoor design temperatures. If he didn't do a heat gain calculation before the fact then now would be...
  2. Thread: Trane XL16i

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    I'll try again: Did your contractor do a heat...

    I'll try again:

    Did your contractor do a heat gain calculation before selecting the size of the system?

    What were the design temperatures for indoor and outdoor?

    How many BTUs of heat gain...
  3. Thread: Trane XL16i

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    Not everywhere....in Phoenix you'd need a design...

    Not everywhere....in Phoenix you'd need a design temperature delta of 32 degrees. ODT 107, IDT 75.
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    Re: Update

    Where were they, and did he repair them before recharging the system?
  5. Thread: Trane XL16i

    by travisfl
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    Did your contractor do a heat gain calculation...

    Did your contractor do a heat gain calculation before selecting the size of the system?

    What were the design temperatures for indoor and outdoor?

    How many BTUs of heat gain did you have, and...
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    Stay the course, Jeff. Should it become...

    Stay the course, Jeff.

    Should it become necessary to sue it sounds like the VP of HVAC at the distributor will be able to tell an interesting story to the judge. I doubt that any judge would be...
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    Re: Update

    I agree; an honest answer.

    If the lines are accessible (run outside, thru-wall, etc.) then I would replace them. Otherwise, ask the dealer if he will include them in the 10 year warranty.
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    The XR13/TWE040 set is a good solid product with...

    The XR13/TWE040 set is a good solid product with an ARI 14.0 SEER rating; however for peace of mind I would get the factory (not the local dealer's) 10 year parts and labor warranty.

    If your old...
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    Probably not. Check the ARI ratings, you may be...

    Probably not. Check the ARI ratings, you may be surprised.
  10. Call your local building department - ask for a...

    Call your local building department - ask for a mechanical inspector. Tell them your plight and see if they have a recommendation. Some inspectors won't give you names directly but will say 'yes'...
  11. Thread: feon leak

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    The article doesn't mention IR detectors - such...

    The article doesn't mention IR detectors - such as this one which is another option. I haven't used one personally but it looks like it might be a great option....
  12. Thread: feon leak

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    http://www.bacharach-training.com/methods.htm

    http://www.bacharach-training.com/methods.htm
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    Re: thanks

    Bigger is not better.
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    Re: Decision closer

    If price is an issue consider a Trane XR13 paired with the VS air handler. If you are confident in the heat gain calculation then either size will work - but verify that the duct work is OK at 3.5 T.
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    Courtesy...

    Courtesy http://www.proctoreng.com/articles/better.html

    Smaller Units Remove More Moisture
    An air conditioner's ability to remove moisture increases when the equipment runs for longer periods of...
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    Re: Heat Gain Calculations. You'll find these...

    Re: Heat Gain Calculations. You'll find these two articles interesting and informative. You might even print out a few copies for the next contractors that you call.
    ...
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    Start by finding a contractor that will do a heat...

    Start by finding a contractor that will do a heat gain (Manual J) calculation as part of the quote process - or at the very least will agree to do one prior to final sizing of the equipment. The...
  18. All of the Honeywell chronotherm models...

    All of the Honeywell chronotherm models (including the Vision Pro) allow fan-only operation.
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    So your system is 33% oversized...this could be...

    So your system is 33% oversized...this could be part of the problem. Re: the other thread - If you change out the furnace for a VS handler that will help the humidity problem.
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    "Seems right" doesn't mean much.....When you did...

    "Seems right" doesn't mean much.....When you did the Manual J, what was the cooling load?
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    This all sounds familiar....did you get your...

    This all sounds familiar....did you get your oversized furnace replaced and the airflow set correctly yet? What did your heat gain calculation say you needed for A/C, and how big is the system that...
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    The UAP... series was ARI rated at 13.0 to 15.0...

    The UAP... series was ARI rated at 13.0 to 15.0 SEER depending on the model of the inside coil.
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    From my personal perspective the $5.00 a month...

    From my personal perspective the $5.00 a month credit that I was getting wasn't worth it. There is nothing worse than coming home on a hot August afternoon to find your house is at 88 degrees inside.
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    Implementing load management allows the utility...

    Implementing load management allows the utility to avoid building new power plants just to handle peak load. It is a lot cheaper for the company to shed load than it is to make the capital...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    Most likely causes are low refrigerant level due...

    Most likely causes are low refrigerant level due to a leak, or reduced airflow because of clogged filters or too many closed vents.

    If your filter(s) are clean it is time to call a tech. Be sure...
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    Originally posted by Jultzya [B]Is this...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Jultzya
    [B]Is this a new interpretation of the rules? We've been discussing technical issues (while avoiding "...step by step instructions on purchasing, installing or...
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    http://www.hvacmechanic.com/tstatwiring.htm ...

    http://www.hvacmechanic.com/tstatwiring.htm

    There are conventions (see the above link), but not all installers follow them. As in your case, where pink isn't one of the normal colors seen in a...
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    http://customer.honeywell.com/Techlit/Pdf/69-0000s...

    http://customer.honeywell.com/Techlit/Pdf/69-0000s/69-1700.pdf

    Are you sure your system is cool only? In Miami I'd think it more likely that it is a single stage heat / cool system.

    In which...
  30. Does Armstrong require 12" minimum from wall like...

    Does Armstrong require 12" minimum from wall like A/S & Trane?
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    Last update to the Owner's manual and...

    Last update to the Owner's manual and Installation instructions was 10/2000.

    http://customer.honeywell.com/Techlit/Pdf/69-0000s/69-1353.pdf
    ...
  32. An occasional clunk noise (when the compressor...

    An occasional clunk noise (when the compressor contactor pulls in) is normal. But if you are hearing LOUD noises when the system starts or stops that indicates something is amiss. It could be as...
  33. At first glance I thought that was an A/S...

    At first glance I thought that was an A/S condenser.

    I see from your first post that it really is an Armstrong SHP13LE. My bad.

    [Edited by travisfl on 03-06-2006 at 10:04 AM]
  34. Good call on the service panel issue, OhBaldOne. ...

    Good call on the service panel issue, OhBaldOne. I missed that completely. Check out the disconnect, too. I wonder if the electrical installation meets NEC 440.14?

    That installation sure...
  35. Condensers are designed to sit on flat surfaces,...

    Condensers are designed to sit on flat surfaces, not brackets that look something like those on a fork-lift truck!

    I would have installed a solid pre-fab pad on top of the support brackets,...
  36. In addition to any manufacturer's instructions,...

    In addition to any manufacturer's instructions, the condenser attachment method is likely defined in your state's building code. If your installation requires inspection then the inspector should be...
  37. Why not just use the "Auto Comfort" mode that is...

    Why not just use the "Auto Comfort" mode that is built in to the Goodman VS furnaces?

    No relay needed at all.

    Really.
  38. Really?

    Really?
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    More explicitly the regulation is that starting...

    More explicitly the regulation is that starting January 23, 2006 HVAC manufacturers can only produce cooling equipment that achieves an efficiency level of 13 SEER or higher.

    If you are in an area...
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    Re: update

    It is important, and that is why many municipalities country wide now require the documentation before they'll issue a permit.

    If none of the contractors you've talked to are willing to do one,...
  41. Thread: T stat

    by travisfl
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    See page 26. ...

    See page 26.

    http://customer.honeywell.com/Techlit/Pdf/69-0000s/69-1716.pdf
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    And how was their record with the Canadian BBB? ...

    And how was their record with the Canadian BBB?

    http://www.canadiancouncilbbb.ca/
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    ASHRAE's study in 1999 reported that packaged or...

    ASHRAE's study in 1999 reported that packaged or split air conditioner and heat pumps have an average life of 15 years.
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    At that age I'd replace both the heat pump...

    At that age I'd replace both the heat pump (outdoor unit) and the air handler (indoor unit). Depending on what part of the country you are in (and your energy costs) you might want to consider a...
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    It is not a heat pump.

    It is not a heat pump.
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    Good job. This just goes to show you how RTFM...

    Good job. This just goes to show you how RTFM works every time. Too bad your HVAC contractor's employees didn't know how to read.

    If I were you I'd call the owner of the company and volunteer to...
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    That's what I read, too. Also high suction...

    That's what I read, too. Also high suction pressure. Diagnosis: the condenser is flooded with refrigerant, the system is overcharged.

    [Edited by travisfl on 11-27-2005 at 11:57 AM]
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    Looks overcharged to moi.

    Looks overcharged to moi.
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    Re: Trane XR12

    I do too. And yes, you can get the XR12 with R410A if that is your desire. Frankly, I'd still go with R22 and add in a 10 year parts & labor warranty. The total price should be less than the 14i...
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    Re: Trane XL14i, XL16i or XL19i

    Trane is a great choice - rock solid hardware.

    Not to throw more options in the mix, but how does the pricing on the XR12 with a variable-speed air handler compare to the quotes on the XL14i etc.?...
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