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    It triggered the lockout twice. Both times with a...

    It triggered the lockout twice. Both times with a cold front with high winds.

    Today one of the techs said to just put a new gas valve on it along with a better cap. The cap that's on there is...
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    Windy= Furnace Lockout

    See below for more info but the question is this:

    Carrier 58STA
    Could a windy day cause a exhaust flue to backdraft and trip the PS thus killing the GV but not for long enough (5 mins) to pull a...
  3. Thread: Bad "Nest" stat

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    Bad "Nest" stat

    I don't post on here much since the rules have changed but wanted to give some info that may help one of you techs that have been so helpful to me in the past.

    I had a condenser running without...
  4. Thread: bad capacitor?

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    lol K- what a waste of your time- glad u removed...

    lol K- what a waste of your time- glad u removed my post telling the op that he needed to seek the help of a professional.

    tips reply is much better diy info- funny way to pick and chose the...
  5. As mentioned the Carrier Greenspeed is in the...

    As mentioned the Carrier Greenspeed is in the process of rolling out. Classes have already begun for techs.
    ...
  6. Thread: Hybrid Units

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    As a frequent buyer of HVAC sytems I have to tell...

    As a frequent buyer of HVAC sytems I have to tell you that the hybrid I put in was new to me at the time but after researching alot- I gotta say it's been better then expected.

    Many many days in...
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    I would like to suggest that IF the condenser is...

    I would like to suggest that IF the condenser is 2 stage heat pump that only working on 2nd stage (if not strips or furnace) is not less efficient. Just lose the comfort factor of the 1st stage...
  8. You could also forget to turn off your stove and...

    You could also forget to turn off your stove and burn your house down but I think placing a tag on the gas shut off would remind most people to open it back up.

    Reason I do it this way is because...
  9. Your furnace is a 80% efficiency one vs. a high...

    Your furnace is a 80% efficiency one vs. a high effeciency one that the combustion air is piped to the furnace itself.

    Your installer is doing it right with the high low ducting. During the...
  10. Good info Rater- Thanks again

    Good info Rater- Thanks again
  11. Good job on sealing the envelope. Makes the...

    Good job on sealing the envelope. Makes the biggest difference if you are starting with a leaky house for sure.

    Regarding the new system- Don't discount the heat pump just because of the...
  12. Rater- Thanks for the input on the foam. ...

    Rater- Thanks for the input on the foam.

    Understand 100% what you are talking about and with the OP being in a hot/humid enviornment I can see this being a concern.

    One question- could you use...
  13. Energy Rater is right on but I would like to add...

    Energy Rater is right on but I would like to add one extra thought that has worked for me in this situation. The outside (attic side) of the boot is reaching the dew point so you might want to add a...
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    Any time u have a situation like yours there is...

    Any time u have a situation like yours there is the possibility of unforseen obsticles occurring. The best advice I have is to start bidding out the patio demo and re-pour. Of course I'm assuming...
  15. Where ever greenville is- if you only have the...

    Where ever greenville is- if you only have the one unit @ 3 tons for 2800 sq' and 90+ degrees- I can't imagine a 15 yr old house being built tight enough to not gain more heat than the unit can...
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    I see what you are saying. Heating the pool...

    I see what you are saying. Heating the pool during the shoulder seasons where the pool is too cool to swim but you still need the AC for the home.

    I have an outdoor pool with a heater and l use...
  17. You are correct in the fact that some homes get...

    You are correct in the fact that some homes get colder at the same outdoor temps. You can design a system to work (within reason) any way you would like. A 2 stage compressor will allow you to have...
  18. agree with the above advice and add that the...

    agree with the above advice and add that the split temp of 27* on first floor is sounding high due to the low airflow across the 3M filter.

    Use the cheap filter but pleated one. The kind that cost...
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    Around 20 degrees colder than the indoor temp. is...

    Around 20 degrees colder than the indoor temp. is average but the higher the humidity the lower the differance may be. The higher the fan speed the lower the diff. may be. The placement of the...
  20. Regarding your indoor humidity @ 46% - that's...

    Regarding your indoor humidity @ 46% - that's great. I'm wondering if the mildew in your bathroom may be from improper install/sealing of the unit to the ceiling? Not sure.

    The t-valve is probably...
  21. Hey Hot, I know your frusterated but I can't...

    Hey Hot,

    I know your frusterated but I can't resist telling you what I think. I joined this forum a few years back with about as much HVAC knowledge as you. I needed to know alot about HVAC...
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    Udarrell knows his stuff but I would like to...

    Udarrell knows his stuff but I would like to clearify what I think he was saying regarding the duct temp. is that the outside of the vapor barrier that covers the insulation that covers the duct-...
  23. Regardless of where you live you can't have a...

    Regardless of where you live you can't have a swimming pool under your house. You have to insulate the equipment that is going to be below the dewpoint and wet insulation isn't that effecient.
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    The unit that is installed by the "best...

    The unit that is installed by the "best technician" will last the longest. Re read the above post attachment. Good luck~
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    I agree with Mark about the "fixed" condenser...

    I agree with Mark about the "fixed" condenser probably having a problem. Have the HVAC company come back out and take a look. Have him give you the subcooling and superheat numbers and post them back...
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