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  1. The suction line HAVE to be insulated, beginning...

    The suction line HAVE to be insulated, beginning to end. No exceptions.
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    Yes, simple 24vt isolation relay to protect the...

    Yes, simple 24vt isolation relay to protect the primary control
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    Some additional sealing foam strips may be...

    Some additional sealing foam strips may be necessary.
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    Honeywell 8000 with out side temp sensor. On oil...

    Honeywell 8000 with out side temp sensor. On oil you will also need a simple isolation relay. Call a pro or you will be replacing a primary control as well as possibly a transformer.
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    Duct issues AND insulation. Fix both and the...

    Duct issues AND insulation. Fix both and the problem will disappear. The key is Manual J AND Manual D and follow local codes/guidelines for insulation and ventilation.
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    I'm betting he installed a dry R-22 condenser...

    I'm betting he installed a dry R-22 condenser with the old coil. In which case, probably a 1 year warranty.
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    Depending on the manufacturer, most likely only a...

    Depending on the manufacturer, most likely only a 1 year warranty on the condenser in your situation. Please re-read the rules for the site. Pricing of any kind is forbidden on this site. If you are...
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    The problem here Joel is this site does not allow...

    The problem here Joel is this site does not allow DIY instructions and advice. While the part you need may be obsolete, any competent tech should be able to retrofit a board and associated sensor(s)...
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    Have it repaired, as long as it is evacuated...

    Have it repaired, as long as it is evacuated properly and filter drier replaced, no issue. Do not hope for any help from Allied Air (Lennox), you are not likely to get any. I had the same issue on a...
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    High line ICP products are good.

    High line ICP products are good.
  11. Sorry Phil, the rules on site, which you agree to...

    Sorry Phil, the rules on site, which you agree to when you sign up prohibit DIY advice or instruction. Just adding refrigerant with out knowing how to properly can be bad for your equipment and...
  12. Use 3/4" thick insulated line set (both lines)...

    Use 3/4" thick insulated line set (both lines) and run it in the attic.
  13. A bath room scale would not be accurate enough to...

    A bath room scale would not be accurate enough to weigh in a charge but as a consumer, it would give a ball park idea. I weight EVERY time I use refrigerant I also have a minimum fee (equal to 1/2...
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    Tony, the reason you are getting no real advise...

    Tony, the reason you are getting no real advise is because of the site rules "No DIY" This holds trues ESPECIALLY when it comes to high voltage and your ability to electrocute yourself. You have to...
  15. If I were you, I'd go with electric. Your cost...

    If I were you, I'd go with electric. Your cost per gallon of heated water will be higher, but you will be able to put this porpoising to bed.
  16. Solid PVC maybe, foam core PVC, no way. The...

    Solid PVC maybe, foam core PVC, no way. The difference is obvious when you pick them up. Go by manufacturers recommendations. As far as purple primer, depends on the area and the inspector, here,...
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    I'd look into a York modulating LP furnace...

    I'd look into a York modulating LP furnace coupled with a higher SEER heat pump. We do a lot of oil work and I wouldn't touch a condensing oil furnace with a ten foot pole. I've seen half a dozen...
  18. Thread: Issues again

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    I ended up with several pop-ups this afternoon...

    I ended up with several pop-ups this afternoon when the site tried to load. First issues I've had since the last go round. I'm running Chrome now instead of IE
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    Duct system is marginal at best. Probably leaks...

    Duct system is marginal at best. Probably leaks like a sieve. Lots of restriction on 4" flex especially if its loosey goosey. Betting the return intake/filter box is restrictive as well.
  20. hvcasolutions: if you are in the trade, as it...

    hvcasolutions: if you are in the trade, as it appears you are, why not apply for pro status and move your questions to the professional forums. You will get better answers and responses.
  21. You won't find that valve any where. The cost of...

    You won't find that valve any where. The cost of upgrading to a 100% safety shut off unit will be high. Outside of that, site rules don't allow for DIY advice or instructions. I would look into a new...
  22. For the same reason they didn't upgrade the...

    For the same reason they didn't upgrade the thermostat I'm guessing;)
  23. There are more than one way to identify the...

    There are more than one way to identify the guilty component. If his detector fails he can try dye in the system. The 3 manufacturers that I deal with say that this will not impact on warranties....
  24. The outdoor sensor is supposed to be run with an...

    The outdoor sensor is supposed to be run with an independent 2 conductor wire. Most contractors cheap out and use a multi conductor cable to do all of the functions of the outdoor section of the heat...
  25. Not for naught. You have grasped the concepts of...

    Not for naught. You have grasped the concepts of what should be. Now communicate with the powers that be at the company that sold your system to you. Some companies might consider you a pain in the...
  26. The 10/10/10 guy would have my attention for...

    The 10/10/10 guy would have my attention for sure, and I don't see your prices because they have magically disappeared as well they should have, we have great moderators who take that stuff...
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    We don't talk prices here, they fluctuate greatly...

    We don't talk prices here, they fluctuate greatly depending on market location. He's in the ball park for our location. As far as brand, not as important as how it's installed. I deal with Luxaire...
  28. It will.

    It will.
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    Fail. Would never pass inspection here for sure.

    Fail. Would never pass inspection here for sure.
  30. The flex needs to be fully extended to obtain the...

    The flex needs to be fully extended to obtain the listed air flow. Your return is undersized.
  31. What brand and model thermostat do you have?

    What brand and model thermostat do you have?
  32. I think that is an ICP product number it would be...

    I think that is an ICP product number it would be 3.5 ton capacity. Most likely will work with a 410a unit with a metering device change and a good flushing. You will need a competent HVAC company to...
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    I am aware of those issues but the problem is...

    I am aware of those issues but the problem is what the tech is telling the OP or more to the point, trying to sell to him.
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    Sounds like your tech is not all that confident...

    Sounds like your tech is not all that confident with his abilities to replace a compressor properly. Telling you that his work will fail in short order would scare me off. The warranty on the unit is...
  35. Stop with the factory tech said. If he did, he's...

    Stop with the factory tech said. If he did, he's an idiot. That stat will only work with a duel fuel set up when combined with the outdoor sensor and programmed to do so. You could upgrade and go...
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    York used to, those stupid blue Mexican coils...

    York used to, those stupid blue Mexican coils ended that:)
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    Luxaire/York for one.

    Luxaire/York for one.
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    Your call. Just because a company does all the...

    Your call. Just because a company does all the "right" things doesn't mean they do the right things right. Sounds like an old school guy who doesn't keep up with changes in the industry but he may be...
  39. Never had any problems with them.

    Never had any problems with them.
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    First off, we don't normally recommend using...

    First off, we don't normally recommend using night time set back on a heat pump, especially if you don't want your aux heat to stage on to help recover. Secondly, I suspect you have reached the...
  41. A BTU is a BTU. New or old, single, two stage or...

    A BTU is a BTU. New or old, single, two stage or mod. The actual output needs to be verified. As far as actual sizing, I would expect under normal conditions the first stage would be more than...
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    Well, after all, it's not rocket science. I...

    Well, after all, it's not rocket science. I appreciate your observations and understand the logic from your prospective. I do however find faults in some of your rationals. You are correct on one...
  43. Kinda thought that:)

    Kinda thought that:)
  44. Needs pre-charged pressure equal to the cold fill...

    Needs pre-charged pressure equal to the cold fill pressure of the reducing valve, 12-15psi. And I agree, better to call a hydronics contractor to check it out. If the boiler itself has a small leak,...
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    That'd be like putting radiator sealer in your...

    That'd be like putting radiator sealer in your new Beamer.
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    The hanger strap is visible in the first picture...

    The hanger strap is visible in the first picture and it looks like it's been cut
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    No, no and no. Individual venting for each...

    No, no and no. Individual venting for each appliance. While your at it, replace the hot water heater with a power vented model as well.
  48. From past numerous (very recent) experiences, the...

    From past numerous (very recent) experiences, the OP will reap sizable fuel dollar savings from a PROPER conversion of this nature. In addition, maintenance and associated issues and costs are...
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    It could be done with a cheap digital heat cool...

    It could be done with a cheap digital heat cool stat. Since heat function and cool function break points in opposite directions, a low voltage double pole isolation relay would be necessary. Any...
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    Since that one has screen prompts for...

    Since that one has screen prompts for programming. Pay close attention as you go through the options again. You can choose droop temps for bringing on aux and make sure you have selected heat pump...
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