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    Sounds likes refrigerant restiction to me. need...

    Sounds likes refrigerant restiction to me. need more data. replaced drier on a brand new system?
  2. Return on investment should not be the number one...

    Return on investment should not be the number one motivating factor. I never lead with energy savings it's misleading. It's like suggesting that miles per gallon on a car will eventually pay for the...
  3. In the end the guy gave you what was promised- a...

    In the end the guy gave you what was promised- a tax credit system. He just didnt communicate it to you. He is not a crook. Getting the match-ups for the tax credits is annoying. I'll be glad when...
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    Always go in with needle nose first. I've seen a...

    Always go in with needle nose first. I've seen a disconnect with one leg bypassed with a wire nut and then put back together. Unit stops but still has 110. Never been hit by a run cap did get hit by...
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    fix it guy is right its the timing of the pot....

    fix it guy is right its the timing of the pot. relay. Tranes eat those spp6s they dont drop out fast enough. You need the spp7 or 8, but I would still use the oem.
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    If you are in West Palm Beach at it's a 100...

    If you are in West Palm Beach at it's a 100 outside your lucky to get it down to 76 during the day. The units doing all it can. Come Sept-October you'll be back to 72/73. You should probably look at...
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    Is this a heatpump. you said it was 56 in the...

    Is this a heatpump. you said it was 56 in the home. Here's a senario: works fine in cooling pumps down in heating. did you check both?

    Dux
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    You can kill growth on the coil with a uvbulb or...

    You can kill growth on the coil with a uvbulb or a ductworx unit. what you may not know is that the new units are not as good at removing humidity as the old ones were, just more energy efficient....
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    how long is it, if its very short say 10-15feet...

    how long is it, if its very short say 10-15feet he might be okay.
    does it have a txv? this would help. Is the liquid line small too? 5/16
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    Okay I have been to the Goodman site. the gmh8...

    Okay I have been to the Goodman site. the gmh8 furnace 4 ton suggests 770 square inches of disposible fiter surface area that's roughly 2 16 x 25 filters
    I repeat (2) filters. your 20x20 is...
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    Add the second duct first before doing anything...

    Add the second duct first before doing anything else. lining that return you have without the other won't solve the problem. Also, I would be willing to bet that that side of your furnace has the...
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    Did you try Oceanstate? I haven't been in on the...

    Did you try Oceanstate? I haven't been in on the calculating side of things for about five years, but when I was the then hvac-calc program (98 I think) didn't seem that accurate with foam and the...
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    The guy can't help it that he has the home...

    The guy can't help it that he has the home warranty. His realtor was pimping that junk. He can help it if he doesn't renew it. I say you cash out what value is left in the warrany and get someone to...
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    i find it hard to believe that the fan blade was...

    i find it hard to believe that the fan blade was on backwards. the setscrew is normally away from the motor. if the set screw is inbetween the blade and motor it would be very difficult to tighten....
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    Model # suggest a 4or 5 ton, don't know without...

    Model # suggest a 4or 5 ton, don't know without researching.
    but 2000sqft is probably a 5ton. Most manufacturers recommend using both sides of the furnace for return on a five ton for this reason....
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    two floors - one unit is a bad design regardless...

    two floors - one unit is a bad design regardless of tweaking air flow. if the thermostat is downstairs upstairs will be hot. If the tstat is upstairs downstair will be cold.

    no money: try fan on...
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    And there you have it...coming back with a 16"...

    And there you have it...coming back with a 16" return.
    low airflow = low charge. Checking superheat would have revealed this immediately. Didn't you say this was a friend of a neighbor....
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    If the high voltage is reversed or mixed like two...

    If the high voltage is reversed or mixed like two yellows and two blacks as one of each the fan will run nonstop. the fan relay /heater should be checked there is a short somewhere.

    I like the...
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    According to oldmanrivah you should consult your...

    According to oldmanrivah you should consult your landscaper first. See what he can work with. Try hidemyoutdoorunit-talk.com.;)
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    It sounds like it needs a start capacitor. during...

    It sounds like it needs a start capacitor. during start up the unit pulls the most amps to start the compressor, as it ages it can become weaker and a start capactor also known as a superboost can...
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    a 10" return will barely move one ton. thats the...

    a 10" return will barely move one ton. thats the problem. ofcourse thats probably the biggest size homedepot has where most hacks get their supplies. oops I mean "large home improvment store" and...
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    I have low loss fittings and know how to use...

    I have low loss fittings and know how to use them. Not every one does.:(
    For all this carring on we never did find out how much refrigerant we're talking about.
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    Yes 3 to 6 oz. For a Contract maintenance...

    Yes 3 to 6 oz.
    For a Contract maintenance customer we include up to two pounds of refrigerant for this reason. One pound of refrigrant low plus a dirty filter can cause problems. a 2ton may only...
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    Depends on size. most zoning that I have seen is...

    Depends on size. most zoning that I have seen is main floor with a small bonus room above garage. usually the bonus room is too small for its own system and zoning is the only way you will get any...
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    well with automotive you take it to them, they...

    well with automotive you take it to them, they keep your car, its a small system they don't have to wait. On a home ac you inject the dye and come back later, which means more labor costs . not...
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    The problem with the dye is it requires a return...

    The problem with the dye is it requires a return trip and that gets expensive.
    the electronic works the best, small leaks don't always make bubbles. and yes a three year-old system can leak. I have...
  27. on a side note: i'm confused. A furnace in ther...

    on a side note: i'm confused. A furnace in ther basement? but an air handler in the attic? One themostat? set at 70 making it 65-67 downstairs? are you living in a wine cellar? Humidity problems at...
  28. 1. if there is a large temperature set back it...

    1. if there is a large temperature set back it will probably run on second stage first, normally 4 degrees or more. Are you setting it back at night or while at work.
    2. most variable speed units...
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    Are you sure you have a gas pack? The heat coming...

    Are you sure you have a gas pack? The heat coming on with fan "on" sounds more like electric heat on a gas thermostat. Another classic install mistake is not turning on the gas valve or gas shut off...
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    You need to test it with the furnace running....

    You need to test it with the furnace running. They don't normally run without the furnance running.
  31. The infinity control is for infinity systems only...

    The infinity control is for infinity systems only from qualified dealers. To get the most out of your system this is the way to go. It is a communicating thermistat (user interface) with your...
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    Yes Bill, air in the line. assuming he just...

    Yes Bill, air in the line. assuming he just started using it for the first time. furnace in florida probably never uses it. gas valve could be sticking too.
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    Sounds like air in the line. if not used very...

    Sounds like air in the line. if not used very often this happens. line has to purge itself a couple of times.
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    You know this will be the third hsi. you might...

    You know this will be the third hsi. you might want to check the voltage as well as the timing sequence when it energizes. Oh, you better come back with two ignitors just in case. Good luck.
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    Here's the bad news: you might need a new...

    Here's the bad news: you might need a new furnace. The good news is they're more efficient now. You'll be saving on your gas bill before you make the first payment WOW!
    No down payment!
    Would you...
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    I'd go with hearthman. there could be something...

    I'd go with hearthman. there could be something in the chimney chase touching the unit or the flue. Negative pressure from a fan pulling it in the building envelope.
    Those direct vent fire places...
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    Samskaff, the short answer is this: you are in a...

    Samskaff, the short answer is this: you are in a retrofit situation. I assume your unit is in the basement, you only have so much room for a bypass . there is no way to increase your ducts if they...
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    Zoning is an abomination! I use to think it was...

    Zoning is an abomination! I use to think it was cool, back when I was green. The use of zoning is being abused by the home builders to keep their costs down. There are more bad zone sytems out there...
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    Okay we can't fix it so we just get mean? Some...

    Okay we can't fix it so we just get mean?

    Some answers:
    1. the bolt removal info is on a red tag attached to the controls so the installer can't miss it. Tag gets torn off and thrown away...
  40. Thread: filter size

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    Where did you get 1 sqft per ton? I have never...

    Where did you get 1 sqft per ton? I have never heard of that. Thats not going to apply to the bottom of the unit, maybe to the grill size. Its all about static pressure and velocity not the size of...
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    You also should know that cooling requires high...

    You also should know that cooling requires high speed for the maximum amount of airflow. Heat is typically placed on low for the maximum temperature rise. the heat speed can be adjusted to get more...
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    "Low bid and done right" is an oximoron. Kind of...

    "Low bid and done right" is an oximoron. Kind of like "pretty ugly". This design is used all the time with small square footage. "spider system"
    Manual D, more like Manuel D.
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    Sounds like you have a historic house with the...

    Sounds like you have a historic house with the unit in the attic. You probably have some kind duct chase that goes downstairs. old duct sized for heating only. Plaster and lath ceilings. Its hard to...
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    Guys you want these things to stage down. Its all...

    Guys you want these things to stage down. Its all about energy efficiency remember. The concept of zoning is temperature balance evenly throughout your house. People get in trouble when they run...
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    Fake it till you make it.

    Fake it till you make it.
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    They need us more than we need them! The problem...

    They need us more than we need them! The problem is short sighted company owners who want the money regardless of the hassles. Eventually most companies drop them and move on. Im going to read your...
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    You have a short, what I call runaway heating....

    You have a short, what I call runaway heating. sounds like the zone board if it is not the tstat and the other zone works fine. Could be your low voltage wiring. Sounds like you need to call a tech...
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    Here is one senario: I bet your wire size is...

    Here is one senario: I bet your wire size is borderline, aging fuse holder, loose conections, previous homeowners increasing fuse size to prevent nussiance trips.
    You could have 10kw with a bad...
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    It should be supported every 3-4 feet, I think....

    It should be supported every 3-4 feet, I think. Its in the install book. someone else here probably knows. Size of the pipe is dictated by the length of the run too, not just what comes out of the...
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    Pressure switch or gas valve. you have changed...

    Pressure switch or gas valve. you have changed everything else. intermittent failures of each will cause funny codes. Unless the 24volts is dropping out, but you said you changed the tstat. Does the...
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