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    That is a series wiring diagram. .. The unit...

    That is a series wiring diagram. .. The unit model number will be on a plate in the unit...
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    If you are a tech, this is the wrong forum to...

    If you are a tech, this is the wrong forum to discuss this.
    This is diy, and cannot be discussed on this forum.
    You need your credentials submitted to the staff and after they verify you can...
  3. Common for apartments. .. not so much for condos....

    Common for apartments. .. not so much for condos. .. not much you can do about it. Complain to management often... that's it.
  4. Hmm. Any maintenance co? What does it smell like?

    Hmm. Any maintenance co? What does it smell like?
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    Trane is fairly secretive about their parts. The...

    Trane is fairly secretive about their parts. The Trane dealer gives out the info... To contractors.
  6. Thread: Trane xe1200

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    Here is a good example of price reasons. A...

    Here is a good example of price reasons.

    A tech has a great rep for fixing a problem.

    He gets a call... That call has great success, and the homeowner refers him to all his friends... And they...
  7. Thread: Trane xe1200

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    If the new motor was installed with a new...

    If the new motor was installed with a new capacitor, and wired in correctly, the motor would not shut off with the compressor still running... Unless this is a heatpump, with a bad defrost timer or...
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    You KNEW we were going to nitpick! The install...

    You KNEW we were going to nitpick! The install looks LEAPS AND BOUNDS better then 99% of the systems I see!

    On the EZ, imagine the 90 you used, is changed to a 45, now realize where the EZ will...
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    The EZ is a nice perk, but the way you have it...

    The EZ is a nice perk, but the way you have it installed, 2 of its features are blocked. I like to install them on a 45 in this scenario, so, you can both brush the drain pan, and and have better...
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    My signature fulfilled! Good job Brent!

    My signature fulfilled! Good job Brent!
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    Oh. Then cleaning or replacement. ..

    Oh. Then cleaning or replacement. ..
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    Code drain fall is 1/4" drop per foot of run. ...

    Code drain fall is 1/4" drop per foot of run.
    But it could easily be a trap or vent or poor level causing the issue. A contractor can inspect and fix it.
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    duplicatepost.

    duplicatepost.
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    Best is to ask friends and family who they use....

    Best is to ask friends and family who they use. If interviewing a company, ask for their license numbers and for customer referrals.
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    30 days is based on an average of homes and dirt...

    30 days is based on an average of homes and dirt loading. What size are the filters, and how many tons of cooling do you have?

    Pleated 1" filters need 400 square inches of filter for each ton of...
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    3000sqft two or more stories? Single floor......

    3000sqft two or more stories? Single floor... insulation?
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    I gotta see pics of this system that needed a 200...

    I gotta see pics of this system that needed a 200 mf start cap and 1.25" smaller fan is going to overheat your system
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    The duct comingling idea with the dehumidificatio...

    The duct comingling idea with the dehumidificatio the best plan. It handles the load as is and allows use of all cooling when entertaining. .. 20 bodies in motion in a house is a LOT more cooling...
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    It is great you insulated and spray foamed, I...

    It is great you insulated and spray foamed, I recommend now having anew blower door test performed, so you know the amount of improvement.

    If done right,the equipment size needed could be as...
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    You are lucky, crawlspace ducts are much easier...

    You are lucky, crawlspace ducts are much easier to change than attic. There are important rules to follow when changing flex duct... especially when it's connected to ductboard in a crawlspace. ..
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    I'm sorry to say but from that pic, the...

    I'm sorry to say but from that pic, the fiberglass is loose, most likely animals are making a nest, and it's being blown around the system... I would focus on animal control first, then worry about...
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    Um... Unless the unit has cable tv, and a stucco...

    Um... Unless the unit has cable tv, and a stucco coil... The manifold pic is of the side of his house...
  23. True.

    True.
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    Yeah... that equipment is only good for...

    Yeah... that equipment is only good for 14.5SEER... perhaps the 16SEER portion of the contract can get you smaller equipment?
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    this is why you need a service tech to...

    this is why you need a service tech to investigate the issue. tell them everything that is happening, and they should be able to find the problem.

    we cannot help you troubleshoot an electrical...
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    this site (http://www.crawlspacedepot.com/) ...

    this site

    has materials for sealing and barriering the crawl, and video tutorials on the jobs...
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    the third is of course the best option for...

    the third is of course the best option for lowering your a/c and heat load, increasing the comfort in your home, and lowering your utilities... it's also the most expensive option.

    lowes/homedepot...
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    have you tried amazon? amazon.com has a huge...

    have you tried amazon?

    amazon.com has a huge selection of filters... if you still have the old one, it likely has a model number on it to search for.
  29. what temp do you set the thermostat to? what...

    what temp do you set the thermostat to?

    what temp is it in the house when the coil freezes?

    what temp is it outside when the coil freezes?

    what are the model numbers for the furnace, coil,...
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    I would set the upstairs where I want the temps...

    I would set the upstairs where I want the temps to be downstairs, then have the downstairs blower set to never shut off.

    perhaps some ductwork could be exchanged between floors to get a better...
  31. sure. an inductive motor like a PSC fan motor has...

    sure. an inductive motor like a PSC fan motor has windings that use a laquer coated wire to power the motor... over time, heat and weather can break down the insulation causing poor function....
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    if you never questioned the boss... I'm guessing...

    if you never questioned the boss... I'm guessing this info was on the invoice?
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    exactly... the frozen coil fills the suction line...

    exactly... the frozen coil fills the suction line with liquid refrigerant that floods the compressor and floats all the oil away from the crankshaft... a bad thing indeed!

    the batteries should be...
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    is the 3 ton holding the temp upstairs now? ...

    is the 3 ton holding the temp upstairs now?

    I'm sure the 4 ton is chilling the downstairs RAPIDLY, and shutting off... but the temp rises up quickly, because the humidity is not being removed.
    ...
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    73 inside when it was WHAT temp outside? also,...

    73 inside when it was WHAT temp outside?

    also, the problem with a 2 story house being warmer upstairs is due to several factors, the biggest is radiant energy, and attic air infiltration to the...
  36. another possibility would be that black strap...

    another possibility would be that black strap holding the pipe down, could be tilting it so much that not enough water is collecting in the trap. perhaps take a picture from the side so we can tell...
  37. well, that trap is designed to have water in it,...

    well, that trap is designed to have water in it, blocking airflow... but az has very little water to condense, so it blows air. I would pull the 90 off there, and install a cap. but it will still...
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    that is enough filter grill space for about 5...

    that is enough filter grill space for about 5 tons... if you use spun fiberglass 1" filters, or 5" media filters.

    just over 2-1/2 tons with the 3M 1" pleated filters...

    how many tons are in...
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    Most standby generators are wired to handle only...

    Most standby generators are wired to handle only certain circuits in the home... it's possible the outdoor condenser is wired to come on, but the air handler is not... however, that would be odd, as...
  40. Thread: AC not cooling

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    you need a tech that can read gauges and...

    you need a tech that can read gauges and understand what they are telling him.

    it's possible the system is simply overcharged, it's possible the compressor is shot, it's possible the compressor is...
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    you can mitigate it by installing an edge to edge...

    you can mitigate it by installing an edge to edge unbroken vapor barrier on the ground that terminates at a french drain gravel bed around the perimeter of your crawl.

    you can reduce it further,...
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    when I say the wall filter grilles need to be...

    when I say the wall filter grilles need to be sized to handle the airflow... here is a good number to remember...

    with CHEAP spun fiberglass filters, you need a MINIMUM of 200 square inches of...
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    so... you were having the coil changed, and asked...

    so... you were having the coil changed, and asked the guys working in your attic to, in addition to finishing the coil changeout that you questioned their boss about the time needed to complete, so...
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    the only way a media filter adds static...

    the only way a media filter adds static resistance is if the WRONG one is installed.

    with zero filters at the returns, and a media filter at the cabinet, the system breathes better, and is far...
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    to solve your energy problems, I recommend having...

    to solve your energy problems, I recommend having the 8 tons removed, and install a 2.5 ton upstairs, and a 1.5 ton down... that will give you 4 tons total, and the ductwork likely will handle that...
  46. I think we need more info before recommending...

    I think we need more info before recommending what needs to change.

    Before you cut the Sheetrock, pull a grille off and measure what you have, measure the diameter and tell us how many you have.
    ...
  47. ... 6 6" runs will not flow anywhere near 600...

    ... 6 6" runs will not flow anywhere near 600 CFM... Under ideal conditions, in a vaulted scenario, that would likely be mid 300 cfm... Or less... Stretched perfect with perfect starting collars and...
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    From the contractors load calc, I'd recommend a...

    From the contractors load calc, I'd recommend a 3.5 ton for you... unless you are going to implement drastic insulation improvements. I always round up on a heat pump size, not down... 38K is more...
  49. Supply temp refers to the temp of the air exiting...

    Supply temp refers to the temp of the air exiting the vents, or "supplying" the room.
    What kind of filter do you have in the return?
  50. If you need to nudge them, try asking for: ...

    If you need to nudge them, try asking for:

    Outdoor ambient temp,
    Condenser discharge temp,
    Liquid pressure and temp, sub cool.
    Suction pressure and temp, superheat.
    Coil intake temp, DB and...
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