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  1. Thread: 5.4 or 4.6?

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    drivewizard I am a little worried about that,...

    drivewizard
    I am a little worried about that, but also worried that the 4.6 may not have much get up and go once I get it loaded down with tools. ]


    i have trucks with both these motors. I...
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    Yes

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  3. Just to be clear I am in favor of including the...

    Just to be clear I am in favor of including the dehumidifier. The location of the home, the humidity levels play a large part in the comfort level inside the house.
    A ERV will help the tight...
  4. Ok not here to second guess the load calc. One...

    Ok not here to second guess the load calc. One needs to be be on site to accurately measure all all variables.
    Would like to mention a couple of items. When you foam the rafters, the attic becomes...
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    Now that is awesome. Commercial work at its best....

    Now that is awesome. Commercial work at its best. I wonder if the owners cousin got big bucks to install this one.
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    Congratulation Delta, a man doing what he thinks...

    Congratulation Delta, a man doing what he thinks is best for him and his. I wish you nothing but the best. If Seattle is bumming you out, choking you with rules and unions and regulatory crap, I...
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    Well a couple of items. First what kind of...

    Well a couple of items. First what kind of ductwork are we talking about? The consensus is that for metal you find a local guy who can fabricate it.
    Ask some of your coworkers, owners or local...
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    The above pretty much covers it. If the coil is...

    The above pretty much covers it. If the coil is impacted or dirty then a thorough cleaning is called for. Post cleaning a routine of regular checking and changing of a quality pleated filter and the...
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    Welcome to the forum. Here is the place ya'll...

    Welcome to the forum. Here is the place ya'll need to be to ask questions and further your HVAC knowledge.
  10. This is very true. If your parents are in good...

    This is very true. If your parents are in good health and Aunts and uncles also. As long as you don't take up being a daredevil, chances are you will live a long life.
    Mine are both into there...
  11. Just ran my first 5k with my kids. Been running...

    Just ran my first 5k with my kids. Been running and working out since the divorce in 2007. But found the grind of working out regularly to be a grind. So this year by setting some specific goals,...
  12. This is the correct deal, no better and probably...

    This is the correct deal, no better and probably not any worse than any place else.

    IMO they only way to decide on a company to do any major work either at your house or business is to talk to...
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    Congratulations on your new system. It has been a...

    Congratulations on your new system. It has been a heck of a journey to get to this point. Glad to see you found a contractor that could see what most of us here fully believed. All things are...
  14. Start with 3 local contractors that live and work...

    Start with 3 local contractors that live and work in your area. Ask friends or family who may live in the area who they might recommend or even who to stay away from.. Try the local Better Business...
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    Well I can't say for 100% certain because it...

    Well I can't say for 100% certain because it would involve going thru the 15 pages of posts. But most equipment sold nowadays is multi position equipment. That is can be set in different...
  16. Yeah it is in a bad spot. If there is any slack...

    Yeah it is in a bad spot. If there is any slack in lineset and whip pull that thing over 8" or so. You would be doing it a favor.
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    +++++1 No load calc no contract. Do not accept...

    +++++1
    No load calc no contract. Do not accept anything less.
  18. The only thing I can see wrong is that it is too...

    The only thing I can see wrong is that it is too close to building. Should have 1 ft. gap for air flow through condensing coil.
  19. +++1 Do not do much with the Lennox brand. But...

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    Do not do much with the Lennox brand. But do a lot with Carrier equipment. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking at a multistage equipment. Infinity controllers and communication is...
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    Seaton I fully believe you could fix this...

    Seaton I fully believe you could fix this nightmare of a install. May need to rip it out and start again. But when you get done it would be working.
    For me I have enough problems locally I am...
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    Arizona is a ways for me also. There is the...

    Arizona is a ways for me also. There is the question of licensing too. Are we are just talking about reworking the ducting.
    I don't know about any one else but I am pretty slammed with work here,...
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    This actually seems like a pretty staight forward...

    This actually seems like a pretty staight forward fix. No not the install, that looks like they spent more time trying to figure the easiest way to install a system , instead of the best way. Or at...
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    Ditto........... Only one point to add about...

    Ditto...........

    Only one point to add about returns. In a two story structure the heat will rise to the 2nd floor. That heat needs to be pulled out of the house.
    Quickest way is to locate the...
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    +++1 Electrician's are not the smartest...

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    Electrician's are not the smartest critters, but smarter than that......
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    First of all congratulations, seems like it is...

    First of all congratulations, seems like it is hard to find people who want to work, to do a good job. So that is a plus. Instead of asking what needs to be done to help, look around and ask...
  26. Sorry my bad T.B., I got April Aire and...

    Sorry my bad T.B., I got April Aire and Ultra-Aire mixed up. Ultra-Aire and Honeywell and some others I am sure make the Ventilating Dehumidifier. I will say that I really liked the Ultra-Aire design...
  27. A ventilating dehumidifier, Honeywell and...

    A ventilating dehumidifier, Honeywell and Aprilaire as well as a few others. Keeps your humidity level at a comfortable level. Usually recommended at between 40 to 60%. Set up to bring fresh air into...
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    Congratulations, now are you still willing to...

    Congratulations, now are you still willing to sign this type of agreement again?
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    Looking further at the literature, the...

    Looking further at the literature, the AUD1C080A9H41B is promoted as VS but the unit itself is billed as a High Efficiency SINGLE STAGE furnace. I would check back with my AS Rep. But they will be...
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    Listed in my book as a variable speed furnace....

    Listed in my book as a variable speed furnace. Does qualify for the tax credit when paired with the 15 seer 4A7A5048E1000A Condenser. You can argue with AS all you want too.
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    No argument. May be a whole bunch of things. But...

    No argument. May be a whole bunch of things. But for none of the neighbors to complain about the smell and it makes the whole 4-plex unlivable. I just know most would complain to the landlord about...
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    She would need to have 22 cats for the smell to...

    She would need to have 22 cats for the smell to be that strong. You probably could not smell until you entered the home. More likely someone is using the house to cook speed. It gives off a fierce...
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    Nice system, and the Infinity controller is a...

    Nice system, and the Infinity controller is a must with this. Just one question however, how did you come to size the equipment. If you did a Manual J or had one done all is good. However going with...
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    Run from the can mostly. Need to locate your cans...

    Run from the can mostly. Need to locate your cans first then run ducting. Make up can to flex and install all the runs in one section starting from drop usually then work to plenum. Tie in one side...
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    ....NOT TRUE......He must have some poor...

    ....NOT TRUE......He must have some poor eyesight. Ya'll need to look at the 15 seer 4A7A5048E1000A Condenser and match it with the VS AUD1C080A9H41B. That will qualify for the federal tax credit. If...
  36. most companies will give several options to...

    most companies will give several options to choose from. Good - Better - Best type scenario. If you have any questions about efficiency or warranty or just general opinions of suitability. Post and...
  37. The best way to size the unit needed for your...

    The best way to size the unit needed for your home is to have a Manual J done. Be sure the contractor is performing a heat load for your home before replacing your unit.
    A Manual J and only a...
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    Need to let us know exactly what size is the...

    Need to let us know exactly what size is the existing return filter. Also the return filter if properly sized for the existing unit, will certainly need to be resized due to the increase in tonnage...
  39. Ok so the h/d makes you wait forever . You...

    Ok so the h/d makes you wait forever . You understand you get little to no help from the associates working there.
    But the part that makes me mad is that after finding everything and getting ready...
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    Well it will certainly end up as a war when you...

    Well it will certainly end up as a war when you hit him with this news.
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    Being that I am a American Standard dealer I can...

    Being that I am a American Standard dealer I can assure you that, A/S does indeed make a furnace with a variable speed blower for this seer equipment. When installed with the 15 seer condenser and...
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    Congrats on the meeting with the MIA Owner. All...

    Congrats on the meeting with the MIA Owner. All it took was a third party inspection to get his attention. Now hopefully he will see the error of his ways and correct this boondoggle of a install....
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    +++1 Selling low price always leads to a...

    +++1

    Selling low price always leads to a race to low to no profitability.
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    First of all what type of filtration do you have...

    First of all what type of filtration do you have in place now? Because if you have the 1" fiberglass type filter, you very well may lose some air flow. This type of filter barely remove any allergens...
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    The advantgage of a variable speed blower is that...

    The advantgage of a variable speed blower is that it can help to control the humidity in the home when hooked up to a Honeywell 9000 Series, IAQ thermostat. I would ask the contractors who are...
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    This is hilarious....... A thermometer...... you...

    This is hilarious....... A thermometer...... you should have handed him a magic wand and told him to wave it at your system and fix it. Before making any real decisions I personally would have the...
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    Wow this is quite a handful by the looks of it....

    Wow this is quite a handful by the looks of it. How best to "Fix" your HVAC system has to do with how you use the home. Home Busines, Home Schooled Children, age of and number of Kids, occupancy and...
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    Picture is worth a thousand words.:pileon:

    Picture is worth a thousand words.:pileon:
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    This is a really good move. If possible invite...

    This is a really good move. If possible invite the Lennox rep along to walk along with the consultant. Or at least let him know that you are having the system checked out and how much the second...
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    +++1 I don't see how he can do anything...

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    I don't see how he can do anything else. How much off the final price should he have to pay back?

    Loss of tax credit $$$, 15 years worth of electrical savings, don't think I would be...
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