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    As much as I hate to admit it- I think you are...

    As much as I hate to admit it- I think you are 100% right. UL would never let that pass. I would buy it as a retrofit for myself though!!
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    That does sound slick, with the one potential...

    That does sound slick, with the one potential problem being that sourcing it for replacement might get dicey.

    Do you remember what unit that was on?
  3. Hi Lisa, I just though I'd check back with...

    Hi Lisa,

    I just though I'd check back with you.

    Did you get the problem resolved? We like to know the outcome of our mysteries.

    Thanks!
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    I agree vman, That said, be glad if that's the...

    I agree vman,

    That said, be glad if that's the worst thing a poorly trained tech does to your system.
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    sort of disreputable to promote your product that...

    sort of disreputable to promote your product that way, don't you think?

    That violates site rules!
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    thanks for posting that rundawg. I have talked to...

    thanks for posting that rundawg. I have talked to Honeywell tech support on gas valve issues in the past and have found their willingness & ability to offer "real" support basically nonexistent, and...
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    6-7 years old is still early in the life of a...

    6-7 years old is still early in the life of a blower motor by most standards.

    restrictive ducts are a known cause of motor failures, particularly in regard to ECM's in general and X13...
  8. Thread: Head lamps

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    I will suggest the Black diamond Revolt. ...

    I will suggest the Black diamond Revolt.

    http://www.amazon.com/Black-Diamond-ReVolt-Headlamp/dp/B00AFDEJ9A

    It's originally designed as a headlamp for hiking and camping, but it's perfectly...
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    I think you are not understanding the intent of...

    I think you are not understanding the intent of my post.

    so-- just to be clear- you are saying that the existing motor is a HD44AE139? you say that it is "mine" but I didn't hear you say that it...
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    well, a single channel unit wouldn't be my pick,...

    well, a single channel unit wouldn't be my pick, but there are some things you could do with it- dirty power, ECM (or other digital signal detection) VFD's- that meter might fit the bill.
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    I'm not certain what your after. As I read...

    I'm not certain what your after. As I read through your posts I can't decide if you are after a good result or a cheap one.

    I'm also not clear what your existing system consists of, other than it...
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    In the last cold snap I had an older Ruud furnace...

    In the last cold snap I had an older Ruud furnace (hot surface ignition, circuit board, but no useful diagnostic codes. every 20 minutes or so the furnace would stop the combustion cycle and start...
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    Like these? ...

    Like these?


    http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/765460/Smead-String-Tie-Closure-Top-Open/
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    I keep coming back to this one out of...

    I keep coming back to this one out of Massachusetts:


    http://wkbn.com/2013/07/10/mass-woman-acquitted-in-sons-hibachi-grill-death/


    It's a little old being from last year, but it really takes...
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    Here's another one so similar to the first that I...

    Here's another one so similar to the first that I thought I was reading an update:
    ...
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    LOL maybe they should listen to their own...

    LOL

    maybe they should listen to their own broadcast
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    ...or just plain too late, period. Especially...

    ...or just plain too late, period.

    Especially for the older woman in Ohio.

    The standard engenders a false sense of security. Generic CO detectors are way better than nothing, but 70 PPM is a...
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    2 Dead in Ohio

    http://wkbn.com/2014/11/01/police-investigate-deaths-of-two-women-found-in-house/


    They say the house has a "new" furnace- nothing about any of the the other things that could produce CO of if...
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    well.... we don't know that much about your...

    well....

    we don't know that much about your system but...


    fan control(mainboard) issues can be caused by thermostat installation issues or thermostat malfunctions, but failure of the...
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    You would be surprised just how many calls we get...

    You would be surprised just how many calls we get concerning homeowner installed thermostats. Also, when it comes to the Ecobee, It's the back-end tweaking that requires a certain amount of...
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    Or.... I have this nutty idea... Just get...

    Or....

    I have this nutty idea...


    Just get pros to do the work in the first place!

    Crazy, I know! Who does that? pffft!
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    That assumes sea level conditions. Different...

    That assumes sea level conditions. Different altitudes would vary the air volume further.
  23. http://www.lunar.com/images/home/ecobee3.jpg

    http://www.lunar.com/images/home/ecobee3.jpg
  24. well... the webinar was such a disaster I'm not...

    well... the webinar was such a disaster I'm not clear. I'm just aware of all the new features that were obvious prior to the webinar.

    and that's basically the ability to remote sense temperature...
  25. Ecobee 3 is here... did you attend the webinar ??

    I just finished the webinar...

    I think they have great products, but their marketing sucks.

    what are your thoughts?
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    The general dynamic of more airflow also applies...

    The general dynamic of more airflow also applies to 80% furnaces too. If we don't move more air the furnace suffers.

    The good news is that most older equipment was over sized, sometimes grossly...
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    I will also add to that- in some areas of the...

    I will also add to that-

    in some areas of the country I see condensers that are placed on a concrete pad that butts directly to the foundation. I have no idea why they do this, only that it is...
  28. geeez been there, this is the AHRI, typos aren't...

    geeez been there, this is the AHRI, typos aren't permitted! That makes mutch more sense.

    to the op: ERR is a much more valid measurement anyway. Now that been there points this out his conclusion...
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    you are certainly in a tough spot. We can't begin...

    you are certainly in a tough spot. We can't begin to guess what the design of your home is, or what possible options might have been available to the designers. I will tell you that the location...
  30. Well 32701, I have not looked at those certs...

    Well 32701,

    I have not looked at those certs in any detail, but I would suppose that while they my have the same, or similar SEER and EER, they might very well have different sensible and latent...
  31. You're just MEAN! I was going to tell him the...

    You're just MEAN!

    I was going to tell him the truth! It has to be either the diax regulator or the flux capacitor.

    If not that then it MUST be in the HEAT CONTROL CIRCUITRY.

    maybe he just...
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    lol I'm not sure your sarcasm was apparent... ...

    lol I'm not sure your sarcasm was apparent...

    The op may have flown... too bad there could have learned a lot.
  33. yea.... he probably has moved on. On your point-...

    yea.... he probably has moved on. On your point- yes, sometime in the past it certainly has had rollouts, good catch. but if that were the case currently I would think the blue wire would be toast...
  34. You're going to wreck that system trying to avoid...

    You're going to wreck that system trying to avoid the cost of a minor repair, and you will really kick yourself when you find out what the problem was.
  35. The way you said that just rang a bell with me-...

    The way you said that just rang a bell with me- so you just here the noise when the motor starts working? If you have a ECM (variable speed) blower when they start up you might hear a rumbling noise-...
  36. cj7365 True technicians do as little...

    cj7365


    True technicians do as little guessing as possible. Additionally whether it be HVAC, automotive or electronics, error codes frequently don't 'hit the nail on the head' but instead only...
  37. "Total external" refers to all forces acting on...

    "Total external" refers to all forces acting on the blower motor. it measures the resistance offered by the evaporator coil, the air filter and the ductwork. Some techs that commonly work on heat...
  38. Angelique, it's not really the end of the world...

    Angelique, it's not really the end of the world either way. Sealing ducts is part of what makes a quality install so yes, less air leakage is better than more. The flip side of the coin is that no...
  39. no, not THAT one, this is another one ten years...

    no, not THAT one, this is another one ten years after the install. I had the weird idea that they should read each others threads, and learn much from them.

    The same goes for this poster.

    To...
  40. naww.. It'll take out the compressor first!

    naww.. It'll take out the compressor first!
  41. What are your thoughts on killing your family? ...

    What are your thoughts on killing your family?


    just askin'
  42. jbl: The guys are on track here, if you have...

    jbl:

    The guys are on track here, if you have to make a choice, you should cancel both for now. I think you are feeling pressure where you shouldn't and too many contractors push you into bad...
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    good. give that installer a lollipop! I wanted...

    good. give that installer a lollipop!

    I wanted to make one revision-



    should be a little more specific-

    Can you use superheat and subcooling measurements to adjust refrigerant charge and...
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    That varies a great deal with the design of your...

    That varies a great deal with the design of your system, the location of you equipment and the ducts that deliver the heating and cooling effect to the home. are they in conditioned or unconditioned...
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    I've got be honest with you, that worries me. ...

    I've got be honest with you, that worries me.


    I think you've got a ways to got with this, and it's always cheaper when the same contractor does the work(assuming competency of course) If I were...
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    Linktorn, what is your setup for a 4" hole? do...

    Linktorn, what is your setup for a 4" hole? do you have a full blown core drill? A buddy of mine has one but It rarely get used around here, we just drill through the rim joist 99% of the time. I...
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    Just the report from you that the ducts deliver...

    Just the report from you that the ducts deliver uneven airflow reinforces my opinion that you have a performance issue, not a capacity issue.
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    unlikely. most systems are over sized and...

    unlikely.

    most systems are over sized and under perform. I suspect that you are following some hugely misguided fairy tales about sq ft/ton.
  49. I have a very hard time evaluating ducts based on...

    I have a very hard time evaluating ducts based on what limited information consumers are able to give me via the internet- but I will tell you this:

    like any calculation, garbage in, garbage out....
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    It's all relative. I generically recommend...

    It's all relative. I generically recommend fiberglass filters until I have tested the unit myself and understand how the system is running and where things can be improved.


    what is your total...
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