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    Is backup heat (Gas) on when the stat says "AUX...

    Is backup heat (Gas) on when the stat says "AUX HEAT ON" then?

    I am not living in the houe that just had the system installed, but I check this morning on the house, and the HP was only keeping...
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    I just had a new Trane HP installed and I was...

    I just had a new Trane HP installed and I was wondering if you can tell if it is running on the low or high stage? It was installed with the Trane touch screen stat model number TCONT803.

    The...
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    Should I call the dealer today to look at it or...

    Should I call the dealer today to look at it or can it wait till Monday? I can get the "on-call" tech out today, but they charge $125 for afterhours/weekend calls.

    Doug
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    I believe that the model number of the stat is a...

    I believe that the model number of the stat is a TCONT803.
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    I just had a Trane systems installed with the 80%...

    I just had a Trane systems installed with the 80% variable speed furnace and a HP with two compressors. I beloeve that the stat that is installed is the 803 because it shows the humidity.

    The...
  6. Thread: clocking meter

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    Will this help?

    1 cubic meter is ~35.3147 cubic feet.
    1 cubic foot is ~.02831685 cubic meeters.

    I don't know if that will help you or not, but I though that you mighr be able to convert you reading into cubic...
  7. Thread: Aluminum Coils

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    Are Aluminum Coils a good or bad thing? I was...

    Are Aluminum Coils a good or bad thing? I was going to have a Trane dual fuel system installed tomorrow, but now having second thoughts because of the aluminum coils.

    The two arears that worry me...
  8. Thread: R410A or R22

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    I would have rather gone with the R410A unit, but...

    I would have rather gone with the R410A unit, but like I said it was 3 ton and was too big for my house. I looked at Carrier and Trane and the higher SEER rated units with r410A are "whole" tons...
  9. Thread: R410A or R22

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    I have had the other R410A unit since 2000 and...

    I have had the other R410A unit since 2000 and never had a problem. I guess I have been a "rat" for about 5 years already.

    Doug
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    OK, I went with the filter. Now, the installer...

    OK, I went with the filter. Now, the installer wanted to know if I had an opinion on what kind. It sounds like differnt companies make then for different places in the duct work so they are at...
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    I called and talked to the installer today, and...

    I called and talked to the installer today, and he told me that he was going to install the Trane Stat (Honeywell VP800 i think) instead of the WR because Trane would not cover the WR with the 10...
  12. Thread: R410A or R22

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    nevermind I got the r22 unit.

    nevermind I got the r22 unit.
  13. Thread: R410A or R22

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    Should the referigrient be a factor in...

    Should the referigrient be a factor in determining what HP to buy? I have two homes - one with r410a and one with r22. I do not personally have a problem with either. I would like to go with the...
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    So is the 6" more or less restrictive? I see...

    So is the 6" more or less restrictive? I see both comments here. (Or are we talking about different things like air flow restricted vs. dust restricted)


    Doug
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    humm.....

    You are right. That is now what the sites says. I think that ARI may have changed the site. When I got those numbers from my contractor I double checked him and they were right. He also contacted...
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    From this...

    From this http://www.white-rodgers.com/pdfs/sell_sheets/wr_1959_478_Update_90_Blue_Sheet.pdf it looks to me like it will work. They have a single version, but this is the multi stage heat pump...
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    I am looking at the Trane xl 16i and the xl 19i...

    I am looking at the Trane xl 16i and the xl 19i HPs. The 16i system has a lower annual estimated cost to run then the 19i. Why is that?

    The 16i unit have an ARI ref number of 547943 and cost of...
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    I am looking at a new furnace and HP. Should I...

    I am looking at a new furnace and HP. Should I get the 6 inch media filter or stay with the regular 1 inch filter.

    I don't have any medical problems that would push me to get the 6inch filter,...
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    Is a White Rogers 90 Series Blue Universal...

    Is a White Rogers 90 Series Blue Universal Touchscreen Thermostat (model 1F95-1271 - I think) a good choice with a Trane XV80 (2 stage variable speed) furnace and a XL16i (2 stage) HP.

    Thanks,...
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    Yes, the higher the SEER the cheaper is is to...

    Yes, the higher the SEER the cheaper is is to run. A 14 SEER unit uses 1/2 the energy as a 7 SEER. With a HP you also want to look at the HSPF (how well it heats).

    If you need "emergency heat"...
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    dash- wow! That is really cool. What exactly...

    dash-

    wow! That is really cool. What exactly does the link do? Will I be able to access my system from the internet or from a phone? Could I "call home" and change the program? Could I call...
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    I can wait. I would be willing to bet that the...

    I can wait. I would be willing to bet that the system is not linked to a satellite thouhg.

    Doug
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    That does not sound right. The only thing that...

    That does not sound right. The only thing that my city checks for is that you correctly make the power/gas/vent connections.

    Doug
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    I called Carrier about the Infinity controller...

    I called Carrier about the Infinity controller and could not get anyone that could tell me. The guy did tell me that he was "sure" that it would because it was the newest thing they had and was very...
  25. Thread: gas valve

    by dougjrs
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    hummm..... I would start with the yellow pages or...

    hummm..... I would start with the yellow pages or the search on this site for a contractor.

    Gas + wires + spark = BOOM!
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    The reccomendation from the power company in my...

    The reccomendation from the power company in my area is to install the 80% furnace and the highest SEER rating HP that you can.

    From what I have seen the cost difference in 80% and 90% is about...
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    Agreed. CO is very bad. I would turn the unit...

    Agreed. CO is very bad. I would turn the unit off and not back on till it is checked. I do some volunteer work for the Fire Department and it is usually suggested that if a CO alarm goes off that...
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    When you have a 2 stage HP and a 2 stage furnace...

    When you have a 2 stage HP and a 2 stage furnace what controlls what stage the HP and furnace are in?

    Does the HP or furnace decide on there own what stage to use, or does the stat controll...
  29. Thread: Great Stuff

    by dougjrs
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    WOW - Didn't Know

    If that is such a bad idea and aganist code, is the insulation that they pour into the outside walls also bad? I was look at a contractor to isulate the wall with an expanding foam (60x) that is...
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    Call Them?

    If I called them what would I say? I am not sure that I did anything wrong. Some thought that the numbers were high, so I was just tring to provide how I got the numbers.

    If someone that knew...
  31. Thread: Great Stuff

    by dougjrs
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    Does anyone know if it is safe to put Great Stuff...

    Does anyone know if it is safe to put Great Stuff around electrical boxes? I would like to take the front plastic plate off my outlets and switches and spray Great Stuff throught the cracks, so that...
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    Oh yes, I do what a dual fuel system. ...

    Oh yes, I do what a dual fuel system.



    Doug
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    I am not sure that I made it do anything. I...

    I am not sure that I made it do anything. I added two zones (First Floor, and basement).

    Does someone want to double chk my numbers?
    First foor:

    North wall: 42"10' x 8 feet, 2 windows...
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    Attic has the recycled newspaper insulation and...

    Attic has the recycled newspaper insulation and is about 6 inches thick. The bigest leaks that I feel are around the build-in bookcase and elec boxes.

    The house has a full basement.

    Doug
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    Those sheets from Home Depot are great! I use...

    Those sheets from Home Depot are great! I use them in a couple rooms in my parents house becaue the duct that feeds the second floor also feeds the celing vents on the lower level. So, in the...
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    I am in Kansas City. House is about 45 years old...

    I am in Kansas City. House is about 45 years old and has no insulation in the walls. It has a lot of air leaks, but I am working on them. In the software I set the Infiltration to poor. The house...
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    I purcahsed the HVAC Calc software and computed...

    I purcahsed the HVAC Calc software and computed the following for my house.

    Sensible Gain - 18,394
    Latent Gain - 3,328
    Total Heat Gain - 21,722
    Total Heat Loss - 73,701

    The house is a 1,114...
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    I know the best system money can buy is worthless...

    I know the best system money can buy is worthless installed wrong. I have always had Carrier systems, and they have worked well for me. The Carrier system that I have now was installed about 20...
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    What are peoples thoughts on the Carrier Infinity...

    What are peoples thoughts on the Carrier Infinity System? I really like how it can (or so the lit states) control "temperature, humidity, air quality, fan speed and ventilation."

    I have all...
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    Hard Start Kit?

    What is a Hard Start Kit? What is a Quick Start Kit? Is this something extra or is usually included in the HP?

    Doug
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    When I an using the HVAC software (from the HVAC...

    When I an using the HVAC software (from the HVAC calc tab) how do you measure the windows? Do you go from the inside to the inside (like track to track) or do you go from the edge of the modling to...
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    I looked at the tankless option a few years ago...

    I looked at the tankless option a few years ago and found that it would take about 10 years to get the money back that it might save. So, I just went for the normal kind. Now, with gas prices...
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    If I get a trane XV80 2 stage variable speed...

    If I get a trane XV80 2 stage variable speed furnace and a 19i heat pump will a Trane XL803 controll that? That looks to me to be 4 stages of heating, but the stat is only rated to controll 3 stages...
  44. Thread: Manual J

    by dougjrs
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    Where is that program that was mentioned in the...

    Where is that program that was mentioned in the last post? I can do the leg work and get the numbers. Actually, I would perfer to do it my self.



    BTW - I would not expect that someone give me...
  45. Thread: Manual J

    by dougjrs
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    If I ask my HVAC contractor to do a manual J test...

    If I ask my HVAC contractor to do a manual J test what should I expect? How long should it take? If I am in the house when he does it what should I expect to see?

    Also, is this something that...
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    BaldLoonie, One quick question... Does an...

    BaldLoonie,

    One quick question... Does an American Standard or Trane humidifier with outdoor sensor perform just as well as an Aprilaire? (or are the Trane and AS units just rebranded...
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    Evening all, I understand what a 2 stage...

    Evening all,

    I understand what a 2 stage furnace is, but what does the variable speed blower get you? Why would you want a 2 stage variable speed furnace over a 2 stage furnace? I assumed that...
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    Hello All Again! I am trying to replace the...

    Hello All Again!

    I am trying to replace the old furnace and AC in my 1,000sq foot ranch style house. I live in Kansas City. I would like to replace the gas furnace and and elec. AC with a 'dual...
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    Hello All! I am trying to determine is...

    Hello All!

    I am trying to determine is American Standard and Trane are the same. The Trane dealer is telling me that they come off the same assembly line and just have differnt outside looks. ...
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