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    flattery

    Hi there Lone Eagle. Thanks for the comments. I'll try to not let them go to my head. Sorry the reply took so long, life is very busy right now. Congrats on the Nate. Keep learning all you can in...
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    done guessing.

    This is the original post that started this thread. His next post said, the unit is heating water and gets a call for heating or cooling and then locks out. He has yet to give the model or serial or...
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    This is very good advice for high pressure faults...

    This is very good advice for high pressure faults during water heating mode, but it would not explain the high pressure faults during the air heating and air conditioning modes.
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    been there done that

    Here is how a sticking reversing valve in a hydroheat causes high pressure trips. The hot gas leaves the compressor, goes past the high press safety switch to the first reversing valve, called the...
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    the details are sooo important!

    Glad your installer was able to find some things that he could improve. I suspect it was the "upstaging" selections on the intellizone controller which was using electric heat after so many minutes...
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    compare apples to apples

    If I read your stats correctly, you are in south florida, not central PA. Your heating bill should be a lot cheaper than ours!
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    career change?

    Maybe you should become a detective for the FBI in your spare time. Affirmative on the Kendig Rd question. I only found this site a few weeks ago. I am working on getting pro membership as I am...
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    To Driven. The Envision models are actually much...

    To Driven. The Envision models are actually much more simple than the 2 speed units that they replaced. There is just one contactor to run the compressor at the same speed all the time and an...
  9. great thread, great information

    Thanks for the pictures. They help a lot.
    If you could combine all of the advice that you got on this thread you would have a much lower static. George is right, your return drop is smaller...
  10. what to do?

    You say your system is 5 years old and only started doing this "surging" this year. Have you changed anything? Type of filter? Merv rating of filter? Register settings same? Any rooms closed off. Is...
  11. Don't want you to get hurt.

    If you tried to reset by turning off power and the lockout happens the moment you turn back on and call for heating or cooling, then it is time to call in a COMPETENT technician. If it runs for a...
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    The new water fnc envision with the f+ evaporator...

    The new water fnc envision with the f+ evaporator coil is a very good choice. Their warranty is very good and if you need them their technical assistants are only a phone call away. We have installed...
  13. more ?'s than answers

    If they are dumping into the same well they are pumping from, there is no reason for them to be running out of water when the geo is running except that the well pump itself can not provide the gpm...
  14. lockout will not reset

    Hi there. Boy does this bring back memories. We used to install Bard wpv geothermal units. I have had numerous failures of their lockout relay system. Once the relay gets activated because of a...
  15. pond loop issues

    A couple of simple questions before assuming the worst.
    1. Are your faults "waterflow or low pressure"?
    2. Did the installer check the freezepoint of the solution in your loop and what is the...
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    Last attempt to teach old dogs.....

    Final reply to this thread unless it becomes productive or someone really needs help. See prior replies to understand.
    #1. My calculations for elect. use by the circulator are correct.
    #2. I...
  17. more thoughts

    As you say, I should not talk about specific prices so I will not. Shop around and get at least 3 quotes. This way you will get some different ideas and prices from pros in your area. Ask them how...
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    still thinking "old school"

    First, let me say I used to say and believe the same thing, that hot water loops are convenient, but are hard on water heaters and really waste energy,so please don't be offended. I was wrong. Look...
  19. some thoughts

    Either you have cheap septic installers or expensive geo installers. Here in Lancaster PA, sand mounds run 6-15 thousand dollars and complete geo systems, including the wells go for around 20,000....
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    everyone got an opinion

    Over all it is not bad but here are some things to think about.
    A heat pump does not move cold air from inside to outside. It absorbs heat from the outside air into the refrigerant, and rejects...
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    dear mtbdudex & every one else

    A properly insulated, properly controlled domestic hot water circulation loop will save you money in energy and in water savings. Here is how. The main hot water line that is part of the loop plus...
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    almost normal

    Hi there. I have been working on WF equipment for 23 years and your usage does not seem unusual for the outside temps and size of unit you describe. The one thing that did not sound normal was the...
  23. one mans opinion

    A properly sized and installed geothermal should not need much "back-up", so if you are only installing the furnace or boiler as back-up for geo systems, you are basically installing another whole...
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    many possibilities

    Is your unit an older wtarw model or a megatek. Also, is the high pressure occurring in every mode at any time or only when shifting into or out of water heating mode. If during the shift or soon...
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    paranoid or not

    I hope the installer did not stretch the truth, but the only way to know for sure is to ask some of your neighbors with similar homes and systems. Many things go into this equation of total electric...
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