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    That shorter limit could be the cause of your...

    That shorter limit could be the cause of your furnace catching fire at a later date!

    Golan
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    I have seen nothing that would indicate that...

    I have seen nothing that would indicate that either style of HX would outperforn the other for heat transfer. Tubular heat exchanger will often times allow for a smaller cabinet size though.
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    Any good HVAC technician should be able to seel...

    Any good HVAC technician should be able to seel those gaps up for you with sheetmetal in order for a standard size filter to fit

    Golan
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    If I try to use mine near anything shiny all I...

    If I try to use mine near anything shiny all I get in the center of the monitor is glare! There is light, just a wavelength that the human eye doesn't see and is subject to all the problems with...
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    You're having better luck with your "inspector"...

    You're having better luck with your "inspector" cameras than I am. Fixed focus unit can't see anything up close, manual focus unit, nothing but glare upclose. Have to check any questionable areas...
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    I'll add my penny's worth. Never trust to just...

    I'll add my penny's worth. Never trust to just one meter. Stuff happens in the field! A good quality clamp meter and a good quality multimeter are minimal. One of these has to be capable of...
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    In your system the infinity control determines...

    In your system the infinity control determines the required airflow and allows very little adjustment. The heatpump alone will be very slow to recover from setbacks. To alleviate this I would raise...
  8. Thread: New Coil Gun

    by golan37
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    Been using one for about a year, they will go...

    Been using one for about a year, they will go through some chemical though. Take the foamers off and toss them, the artifically generated foam doesn't penetrate well but the chemical/water steam goes...
  9. Thread: Wits end!

    by golan37
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    Zoning is better than nothing! 2 systems is the...

    Zoning is better than nothing! 2 systems is the better route!
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    As GAMA says on their website, if it's gotten...

    As GAMA says on their website, if it's gotten wet, replace it!
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    As GAMA says on their website, if it's gotten...

    As GAMA says on their website, if it's gotten wet, replace it!
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    I have a problem with using the ADP coil with a...

    I have a problem with using the ADP coil with a Trane or AS. As a rule ADP's coils don't have as much capacity as Trane/AS condensers and significantly shorten then lifespan of their compressors. I...
  13. My thoughts exactly Beenthere. Possible that...

    My thoughts exactly Beenthere.

    Possible that the termidistat is configured or wired incorrectly. Maybe a couple of wires that got shoted together somehow.

    Golan
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    Don't worry it'll quit again! Do yourself a favor...

    Don't worry it'll quit again! Do yourself a favor and call someone to come out and give it a proper cleaning and check the system over completely.

    golan
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    As long as it is just frost don't worry about it....

    As long as it is just frost don't worry about it. If your old Lennox HP didn't frost in the same manor it was probably overcharged. Since it was forming frost at 55 degrees it is probably slightly...
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    The physical size of 13 SEER equipment will be...

    The physical size of 13 SEER equipment will be decreasing very soon due to some new coil and motor technology. some manufacturers are preparing to rollout some 13 SEER equipment that is physically...
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    1.) something has happened that the heat pump is...

    1.) something has happened that the heat pump is no longer providing heat.

    2.) If the heat pump is not heating then set the stat to emergency until it can be looked at by a qualified service...
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    The U/V light will actually break down "most"...

    The U/V light will actually break down "most" organic substances if they are exposed long enough. It will also destroy some of the cheaper made evaporator drain pans in the same manor.

    Golan
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    If installed where they can shine on the...

    If installed where they can shine on the evaporator coil they are great at keeping it clean but do little else, unless the design incorporates some method of slowing the airflow, and concentrating...
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    Agree totally with Toolpusher but I would always...

    Agree totally with Toolpusher but I would always change out my own lineset as cheap insurance against contaminants getting in the new system from the old.

    golan
  21. Having played this game for a number of years....

    Having played this game for a number of years. You most likely will not notice the difference between the 2 in utility savings. There are many variables involved in the installation of a furnace that...
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    I think I've replaced 2 of them since Trane...

    I think I've replaced 2 of them since Trane started started using silicon nitride
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    Oh how wrong you are sir. Having participated in...

    Oh how wrong you are sir. Having participated in online forums since the days of the old BBS systems before there was widespread internet access, this is an extension of the sysops/moderators home....
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    The 80% furnaces are definitely noisier inside...

    The 80% furnaces are definitely noisier inside the home due to their open combution chambers and in most cases the cheaper bearings used in their draft inducer motors.
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    Placeing the coil on the return side is correct....

    Placeing the coil on the return side is correct. If on the supply side the heat pump might not like haveing 100 plus degree air blowing into its indoor coil. The furnace should be running while the...
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    There are a number of thermostat options that you...

    There are a number of thermostat options that you can use. White Rogers and Honeywell both make thermostats that can be configured for dual fuel. Carrier also has some thermostat options that will...
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    As a rule, all modern induced combustion furnaces...

    As a rule, all modern induced combustion furnaces are more noisy than the old natural draft furnaces. The more expensive, higher efficiency models tend to be quieter than the lower efficiency, less...
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    Water dripping in the wrong place for 3 or 4 days...

    Water dripping in the wrong place for 3 or 4 days can indeed do major damage to gas controls. It would be best to get the system checked by a professional in order for the system to be safe.
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    The nitride ignitor is far superior to the carbon...

    The nitride ignitor is far superior to the carbon ignitor!
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    The last time I checked on burner parts for one...

    The last time I checked on burner parts for one of those they were unavailable then, about 5 years ago.

    we aren't allowed to discuss pricing here but it doesn't sound like you are getting hurt any...
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    Manual J or not to manual J? "Most"...

    Manual J or not to manual J?

    "Most" contractors take the opinion that if what was there before did fine then it is a waste of their time to do another load calc, this only works in their perfect...
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    .4" is still a little high but definitely better...

    .4" is still a little high but definitely better than .5
  33. That flue vent is an accident waiting to happen....

    That flue vent is an accident waiting to happen. Look at all the galvanized fittings in the exhisting gas pipe. Must have went through 2 rolls of foil tape. The electric utility might not be happy...
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    It sounds like everything has been addresses but...

    It sounds like everything has been addresses but I will add that the 3M filters are great at ruining heat exchangers if not changed every couple of weeks. The Trion is a major improvement.

    Yes the...
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    Check your static pressures. That variable speed...

    Check your static pressures. That variable speed motor will will try to overcome static pressures that a PSC blower never would, only problem is that the variable will burn itself up trying.
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    Make sure that the entire duct system is 100%...

    Make sure that the entire duct system is 100% airtite. An easy way to check this if you just happen to smoke, (Service Techs don't ever do this at a clients home) is to turn the system on go to a...
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    There are only 2 brands of oil furnaces,...

    There are only 2 brands of oil furnaces, Thermopride and the others.
  38. Thread: R22

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    Has anybody taken a look at the price increase...

    Has anybody taken a look at the price increase for R-22 over the past year? I think we might get forced into a complete changeover to R-410A sooner than some may think. sure they are comeing up with...
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    All the analyzers do to reverse rotation is swap...

    All the analyzers do to reverse rotation is swap the run and start terminals. Think of it as reversing rotation on any 3 phase motor, swap 2 lines and it changes direction. As was mentioned earlier,...
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    The ECM motor might be fed with d/c but actually...

    The ECM motor might be fed with d/c but actually works just like a 3 phase ac motor as far as speed control goes. They really should describe it as a pulse width modulated dc motor. The motor itself...
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    From what you have just said, you made the...

    From what you have just said, you made the correct decision. What other mistakes that he made were going to show up later.

    Don't knock the guy just for doing installs for the orange store. Those...
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    A musty smell has developed! Sounds like as...

    A musty smell has developed! Sounds like as Toolpusher was thinking! That new return has come apart. I bet it runs through a musty smelling crawl space too.
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    Unfortunately airflow and good dirt removal means...

    Unfortunately airflow and good dirt removal means $$$$. The less restrictive a filter is to airflow the more dirt it will pass. That leaves you to find the trade-off point for your situation. Another...
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    Sounds like you need to get your contractor out...

    Sounds like you need to get your contractor out to check the equipment to make sure a problem hasn't developed. If the situation is being caused by the sun warming the house unevenly then the problem...
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    Ask for the references but more to see what the...

    Ask for the references but more to see what the reaction that he gives you is, if there is any hesitation, you can scratch that company off your list. No company will offer a reference that will be...
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    I'll have to give my humble opinion in a couple...

    I'll have to give my humble opinion in a couple of parts since we now have questions concerning 2 different systems.

    To MFB,
    I personally like the design of the Trane 16i over the Carrier...
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    The purpose of the lower speeds is to improve...

    The purpose of the lower speeds is to improve comfort. Most systems with variable speed blowers aren't run at the lower speeds for more than a few minutes unless there is a need for extra...
  48. Thread: No filters??

    by golan37
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    1. Equipment efficiency will start to go downhill...

    1. Equipment efficiency will start to go downhill very quickly.

    2. Heating and cooling capacity will be lost as the evaporator coil and blower wheel build up dust.

    3. Blower motor will burn up...
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    You don't generally run into it using direct...

    You don't generally run into it using direct spark but too much fuel can cause ignition problems. Sometimes intermittant pilot ignitions using spark will have trouble if the pilot adjust valve is...
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    .50 duct static? Was this supply? return? or...

    .50 duct static? Was this supply? return? or total? If supply or return only this is grossly too high unless it is supply static on a mobile home. If it is total static then it is marginally high....
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