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    generator sizing for central air

    When sizing a generator to run your hvac, do you size it for the compressor LRA or some percentage of? The LRA is 109 and the rla is 19.9.

    It's a trane xr13 3.5 ton unit on a double 30amp breaker.
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    Im thinking about just buying the grout and...

    Im thinking about just buying the grout and charging him back at the end.

    Fighting him now wont solve anything and will just slow my construction down. I want to do the right thing at the end and...
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    Its a whole house remodel. There is a tile...

    Its a whole house remodel. There is a tile allowance and a line item for installation of tile.
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    I know...Im just pissed from the conversation...

    I know...Im just pissed from the conversation with my contractor.

    HVAC is already in. 2 xv95 furnaces with xr15 condensers. 2 electric air cleaners with a 700 series aprilaire humidifier
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    This is the open discussion, HVAC or otherwise....

    This is the open discussion, HVAC or otherwise. This question falls under "otherwise".

    ive always found this forum to be a great source of everything construction
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    Grout not included?!

    My contractor tells me that buying grout and sealer is not included in the installation. He's telling me that I have to use part of my tile allowance? Seriously?! What do you guys say?
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    Anybody with any well knowledge?

    So they just drilled my well at my new house.

    The good news...It's putting out 50gpm.
    The bad... its 300ft deep.

    I need to select a pump to get it up to the house. Any thoughts?
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    I dont know what the basement will be like. Its...

    I dont know what the basement will be like. Its basically new construction
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    We are going to have a meeting on Monday. to show...

    We are going to have a meeting on Monday. to show me the load calc. He did mention that we are about a half ton heavy on each unit. When I asked why, he reminded me that I told him that during my...
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    Just stopped at the house. No duct work...

    Just stopped at the house. No duct work installed. Its 30 miles from my house so don't get there that much. What do you suggest?
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    Pretty much givr or take. To answer another...

    Pretty much givr or take.

    To answer another question I'm in nw NJ

    Also about 1300 of the house is JM construction and the remainder is frame.
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    I demanded one(thanks to this site). Ive been...

    I demanded one(thanks to this site). Ive been told one was done but I havent seen it. They are just putting in duct work now and already told them i want a copy before i approve installation of the...
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    New Trane System to be installed. Thoughts?

    3,400 colonial.

    New construction.

    Upstairs: 3 tons of cooling. XR13 paired with a xv80(tud2b100b9v3vb)

    Downstairs: 3.5 tons of cooling. xr13 paired with a xv95(tuh2c100a9v4va)

    T-stats...
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    3,600 sq ft. My Parents are moving in with us.

    3,600 sq ft. My Parents are moving in with us.
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    And the can is open. I live in Northern NJ. This...

    And the can is open. I live in Northern NJ. This is new construction. There is nothing to replace.

    Ive been quoted by multiple people a using the same sizing. 3.5 ton downstairs and 3 ton...
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    The 95 percent comes with the same filter. For...

    The 95 percent comes with the same filter. For sake of argument, let's assume price is the same.

    So do you go vs or higher efficiency. Is an 80% vs better than a 90 single stage? Where's the...
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    http://www.trane.com/residential/products/furnaces...

    http://www.trane.com/residential/products/furnaces/XV90i-Furnaces
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    The 90% is 2 stage variable speed. the 95% is...

    The 90% is 2 stage variable speed. the 95% is single stage.
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    An example would be the Trane xv90 vs the xr95....

    An example would be the Trane xv90 vs the xr95. single stage 95% efficient vs 90 percent efficient 2 stage with variable speed
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    Variable speed or higher efficiency furnace

    Where is the better trade-off? Would a 95% single stage be a better investment than a 90% variable speed?

    Im trying to figure out where to spend the money. Thank you for the opinions!
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    What does evolution do that preferred can't?

    What does evolution do that preferred can't?
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    Bryant Preferred or Evolution?

    Is it worth the extra coin to go evolution? It would be a gas furnace and AC system.

    Can you use the evolution controller with the preferred series? Thanks!
  23. The house will be 3,400 sq ft on the nose.

    The house will be 3,400 sq ft on the nose.
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    Im so confused! Im paralyzed by data! I dont...

    Im so confused! Im paralyzed by data!

    I dont know which way to go. Is it cheaper to operate than NG?
  25. Let's assume the difference will end up being...

    Let's assume the difference will end up being 20k. That is 142 a month in mortgage for the next 30 years to upgrade to geo. Net after tax deductions on mortgage interest assum 125 a month.

    I...
  26. Right now in Passaic County, but the house will...

    Right now in Passaic County, but the house will be in western Morris county
  27. Looking for Objective advice - Geothermal vs efficient nat gas system

    The geothermal guys slant it their way....the nat guys furnace guys slant it the other way.

    You guys have always provided great advice when I asked for it, and im looking for your thoughts.
    ...
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    Acadia vs Gas HVAC heat and cooling?

    I searched the threads, but most are from 2008.

    We are building a new home - 3,400 sq ft and we were originally planning on a standard gas forced air system. Our GC mentioned an Acadia system.
    ...
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    There is no return air in the space. The return...

    There is no return air in the space. The return air is taken from the upstairs which is ALWAYS cold. The upstairs bedrooms will be 68 degrees and the downstairs will be 78. The thermostat is...
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    Do In-line duct fans work?

    Ive got a 12 ft hip roof addition on my house that is wall to wall windows. The ceiling is downsloping to 8 ft when it gets to the windows.

    When I had my new install, I had them put in an 8 inch...
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    I will. I also know that they mentioned that they...

    I will. I also know that they mentioned that they had messed with the fan speed so i will ask them to check that too.
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    Thanks to everyone for their insight. As always...

    Thanks to everyone for their insight. As always is the case the "kiss" Principal prevailed. I called the owner of the company and asked him to come over and personally check the system. Told him he...
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    Thanks for the response. No heat strip. We have...

    Thanks for the response. No heat strip. We have hot water baseboard.

    They've admitted to me that the temp drop is less than it should be coming out of the registers.

    I guess I can call the...
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    Thanks again for the replies. Some answers to...

    Thanks again for the replies.

    Some answers to your questions:

    The interior temp of the house was 78 when they first turned it on. The coolest it got was 74 in the house. External temp was 85...
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    Thanks for the responses. Some answers to your...

    Thanks for the responses.

    Some answers to your questions:

    1- The air coming out of the duct at the registers is 72-74 degree air. Temp in house would be 78 from the start.

    2- Model numbers:...
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    House will not cool below 74-76 with new system

    Ive got a 1350 sqft house and i just had a trane variable speed air handler and an sb13 3 ton unit installed. It replaced a really old Comfortmaker 3 ton

    I can not get the house below 74-76 with...
  37. I just spoke to the installer and he did confirm...

    I just spoke to the installer and he did confirm that it was a bad TXV. What is it and what does it do? Does that change anything in regards to damage?

    It's an r22 system
  38. I think my system may be damaged..need opinion please

    Hello Ladies and gentlemen. I just had a new trane system installed. I went with the builder grade xb13 mated with a variable speed air handler since I had the comfortaire house filter installed. ...
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    fyi.... I went with the trane system because I...

    fyi....
    I went with the trane system because I felt there was value in the vs air handler.

    I can confirm that the xb13 has a scroll....
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    I really hope that this isnt the case. Id hate to...

    I really hope that this isnt the case. Id hate to think that I wasted a few hundred bucks on something that can only run every 3 months.
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    the handler would be in an unconditioned attic....

    the handler would be in an unconditioned attic. Should I not run it during the winter because of this? I just figured that since I have it, I should run it for more than 3 months out of the year. Is...
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    whole house filter question

    OK. Im getting an aprilaire installed tomorrow with my new central ac system. Baseboard heat, so its used for cooling only. Ive read that you need to keep this running all the time to be effective....
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    Aprilaire Whole House Filter

    What is the professional opinion on the Aprilaire 2210 whole house filter? The filter will add 8% to the cost of the job. Do they make a difference? Gimmick?
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    To Filtrete or Not to Filtrete

    Any thoughts on the Filtrete Filters? I was offered an Aprilaire 2200 in-line in the install but in comparing, allegedly, the filtrete filters filter better.

    Any thoughts on using them vs the old...
  45. Thread: Rheem or Trane

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    Im no more than 5-10 years. I dont want tp $crew...

    Im no more than 5-10 years. I dont want tp $crew the next guy, but im thinking the proven installer vs the unknown.

    Which is the better equipment?
  46. Thread: Rheem or Trane

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    410 was pricier. I wanted to get as close to...

    410 was pricier. I wanted to get as close to eachothers numbers as possible to make the comparison
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    Different Installers. The Trane installer worked...

    Different Installers. The Trane installer worked on my relatives' homes and they are very happy with him.

    The Rheem is a local guy who has been in business for a while but I have no references. I...
  48. Thread: Rheem or Trane

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    Rheem or Trane

    My last post cleared a lot up. So now the final opinion question to the pros. Both units are 3-ton

    The pricing is the same:


    Trane:

    sb13 Compressor
    2tee variable speed air handler (r22)
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    UPDATE

    Just heard back from the Rheem installer. It turns out that he handed me the "wrong pamphlets" when he came over.

    The models to be installed are the following:

    RANL-036-JAZ compressor...
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    The installer who quoted the Rheem has yet to...

    The installer who quoted the Rheem has yet to call me back to confirm the exact model numbers to be installed. i'll keep you informed. It seems like his quote for an alleged 15 seer rheem is too good...
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