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    I have used dye with good success, sniffers with...

    I have used dye with good success, sniffers with good success, but some of the hardest leaks to find, I found with my ultrasonic sound leak detector. It really amazes me how well it works. I once pin...
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    If your ducting is as the energy rep says it is,...

    If your ducting is as the energy rep says it is, than you really don't have to do a complete change out on the whole ducting system. Add another return duct, 16" or 18". Then after having or doing a...
  3. Sounds like your system may have bad valves, and...

    Sounds like your system may have bad valves, and overcharged,if it is a receporcating compressor.If it has a metering device (orfice) than the opening in it will always be the same dimension. If its...
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    If your going to replace the ducting and up grade...

    If your going to replace the ducting and up grade it with the minimum R-value, I would suggest that you find a contractor that is capable of providing a Manual J heatload and Manual D ducting sizing...
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    If you already don't have them, try the new...

    If you already don't have them, try the new digital programable setback thermostats. Use plenty of good window shading, curtains and blinds and even solar screens. Good door seals, thresholds, and...
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    ac air intake

    I was taugh that your return sizing needs to be 20% bigger minimum than the total supply. This has always worked well for me. I have seen plenty return air grilles that were sized correct, but to...
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    duct gain/loss

    Oh!, by the way those values are not degrees, but percentages (%). I got carried away with my hunt and peck typing, and pecked the symbol for degrees.
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    These are the heat loss/gain for the Fort Worth,...

    These are the heat loss/gain for the Fort Worth, Texas where I am located.
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    According to Wrightsoft Heatload calculations and...

    According to Wrightsoft Heatload calculations and software. Temperatures from your heat souce below 120*F from electrical strips/ Heat pumps. With ducting exposed to outdoor ambient,(attic,...
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    I checked with factory reps before I did the...

    I checked with factory reps before I did the install. There commits, where deep and long vaccum with a good nitrogen purge.
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    Virginia Kmp makes a cleaning and flushing...

    Virginia Kmp makes a cleaning and flushing chemical for cleaning out systems that have compressor failures and burnouts. It leaves no residue. You can also use acetone to flush out your copper lines....
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    Considering some of the wild architectual...

    Considering some of the wild architectual drawings, that are built into houses, it's a wonder they hand any place at all to install the indoor unit. Some of these homes really make you earn your...
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    You need to take a look at the whole picture. How...

    You need to take a look at the whole picture. How old is the house? What type of insulation is in it and what is the guessatmated R factor of insulation. What type of windows, which way are the...
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    First,get a heaload calculation done on your home...

    First,get a heaload calculation done on your home from a reputable dealer. Contact the closet ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) branch office nearest you for a list of reputable dealers...
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    because the scroll compressor doesn't have any...

    because the scroll compressor doesn't have any reed valves in them, it makes for a much better compressor. They can take a floodback situtation much better than the old reciporcating compressor....
  16. It is not uncommon to use 5 ton coils w/ 4ton...

    It is not uncommon to use 5 ton coils w/ 4ton condensers to increase the seer rating. Many manufacturers do this to up the seer ratings. This works well, but the refrigerant metering device (piston...
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    Your evaporator coil is more than likely ok. Some...

    Your evaporator coil is more than likely ok. Some manufacturers of condensing units supply new/correct size metering orfices with their condensers. I have installed many a after market evaporators...
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    Hamish Obviously,the furnace has been working...

    Hamish
    Obviously,the furnace has been working for some 14 years.My question is, what prompt the service call to change out the Nordyne HIS 903758 on 3/31/04?? I am assuming that everthing was...
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    Any chance I could get a peek. Never seen a flat...

    Any chance I could get a peek. Never seen a flat rate book, but I have basically been flat rating on my own a little. Being a one man show, owner, operater, sales, and head bottle washer, I hear they...
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    R-12 replacement or not

    Hvacdoctor, I have (2) 30lbs. bottles of R-12, still sealed never been open. I considerd selling them if the price is right.
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    At least no smaller than the supply.

    At least no smaller than the supply.
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    In college we were instructed to size the returns...

    In college we were instructed to size the returns at 20% bigger than the supplies.
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    you might look at the location of the T-stats. I...

    you might look at the location of the T-stats. I found one that was 6'3" above the floor. Are they in the proximity of their respective units. Check for air flow through the t-stat wire hole in the...
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    dual fuel HP system

    Well, the homeowner was the one that bought the T-stat. Paid good money for it, he said. Manage to get the HP to cool and heat by programming the RTH7400D, to tell HP that it was a stand alone unit...
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    duel fuel system

    Thanks for all of the helpfull information. This is what I found. A Goodman HP with a Goodman 80 AFUE furnace for backup heat. It had a Honeywell T-stat that was about 6 to 10 years old. This old...
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