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  1. That is correct, I totally agree on the ECM...

    That is correct, I totally agree on the ECM blower point.
  2. Haven't heard anyone recommend the Coleman mod...

    Haven't heard anyone recommend the Coleman mod furnace with the ECM blower. I just installed a couple of them and really like them.

    http://colemanac.com/dealers/ProductPage.asp?id=2828&t=r

    I...
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    Try this

    I have had this Bosch impact driver for about a year. It is very powerful-enough to make new holes with a 5/16 screw into a RTU access panel no problem. I wouldn't use it for installation every day,...
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    Bad valves in the pumper

    Bad valves in the pumper
  5. Another Goodman bites the dust

    Replaced another Goodman system this week. Only 5 years old. Took it right to the scrap yard. Customer frustrated by repeated repairs, flimsy vibrating cabinets making noises. Demanded it be replaced...
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    Thanks for all the replies. ERV definitely is...

    Thanks for all the replies.
    ERV definitely is the way to go to recover some of the humidity in the winter, and reverse in the summer.
    I like the idea of no defrost cycle on the Renewaire with that...
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    Feedback using Honeywell ERV in NJ?

    I am considering installing the Honeywell ERV with defrost in my home here in NJ. Part #ER150B2006. My question is has anyone used the Honeywell vs. other brands and why. I have not installed either...
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    I installed a Takagi TK2 in my house 2 years ago....

    I installed a Takagi TK2 in my house 2 years ago. My reasoning was because my old heater needed replacement and the wall mount saved a lot of space in my laundry room. Cost was about 3 times as much...
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    It's called a rivet nut gun.

    It's called a rivet nut gun.
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    I am familiar with your type of house. It may...

    I am familiar with your type of house.
    It may not matter what size you install (as far as cooling upstairs). Upstairs is always a challenge to cool with one system feeding multiple floors. You may...
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    dcmcm5: I'm not trashing the manual j...

    dcmcm5:

    I'm not trashing the manual j procedure at all, there is nothing wrong with it. My point is- I see posts on here that seem to say throw the contractor and their system in the garbage if...
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    Keep in mind the coil must be cleaned with a...

    Keep in mind the coil must be cleaned with a disinfectant to kill the bacteria not just a coil cleaner. I would also try running the unit a little colder than 78 and making sure everything else in...
  13. "what this means is 2 things: 1) when R-22...

    "what this means is 2 things:
    1) when R-22 becomes obsolete, the cost WILL SKYROCKET in purchasing it. as of right now you can get R-22 for approx $x/pound
    expect to see it go up to $x/pound in...
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    If there is no time difference then how will a...

    If there is no time difference then how will a bigger pump freeze that moisture? That doesn't make sense. You are saying they pull at the same rate.
    I have never heard of or seen moisture freezing...
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    Time is money. Don't waste it on such a small...

    Time is money.
    Don't waste it on such a small pump. I would say a 5 is minimum. The Inficon shark is the best cfm/weight ratio I have found. At 24 pounds and 6 cfm it is the best value in my...
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    If you choose 75 indoor temp remember that's all...

    If you choose 75 indoor temp remember that's all you will get if it is 95 outside, and it will run all day long. What happens when it's over 95? You may not get that 75 inside and it sure will run...
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    When you say the resistance is OK on the...

    When you say the resistance is OK on the compressor - does that mean the values are correct or just not shorted or open. Check the cap with a meter that shows you the uf rating. I would double check...
  18. Your line sizes are perfect for an average 50' or...

    Your line sizes are perfect for an average 50' or so line length.
    Any traces of R-22 will be pulled out with a vacuum pump. The oil will not. If it's difficult to replace it, a proper flush is not...
  19. "Lowest RH was 50% last he checked. He said all...

    "Lowest RH was 50% last he checked. He said all is well with the system. I'm sure it is (pressure wise), it's just not pushing cold enough air. 60 at the closest vent, 70 plus at the furthest. 75...
  20. Those balancing plates get installed right at the...

    Those balancing plates get installed right at the main trunk connection to each outlet run. The small runs of duct are attached by plastic connectors. You simply twist about a quarter turn ccw and...
  21. Thread: info needed

    by shoretrade
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    Your best bet is to go to some classes. Get a...

    Your best bet is to go to some classes. Get a class schedule from your local distributor or supply house. They are always running classes and are generally low cost or even free to attend. Studying...
  22. To balance that system you need the balancing...

    To balance that system you need the balancing plates that should have been installed right off the main trunk on each run.
    Your jet engine noise is caused by: not enough air moving through the unit,...
  23. Thread: A/C add on

    by shoretrade
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    Mook, have you had any problems with the bldg....

    Mook, have you had any problems with the bldg. inspectors approving that bubble wrap for R6 in the attics?
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    You are way oversized. 2.5 tons for 650 ft. at...

    You are way oversized. 2.5 tons for 650 ft. at night with no sun? I'm sure you told him you don't need it down to 65 during the day under peak load. That 3 ton must barely run before it's satisfied....
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    So we are assuming you do a subcooling or...

    So we are assuming you do a subcooling or superheat to check the charge on every unit, on every PM you do?
    Not realistic around here.
  26. Thread: Dirty coil?

    by shoretrade
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    That smell is a type of bacteria growing on the...

    That smell is a type of bacteria growing on the coils. I agree with the steam cleaning approach. There are also products designed for this. I believe there is one called bio-clean they sell at United...
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    They are using the trans to step down 460 to 230v...

    They are using the trans to step down 460 to 230v for motors such as draft or condenser fan motors. You have a short developing somewhere or a motor going bad.
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    Again, that coil (air handler) should be replaced...

    Again, that coil (air handler) should be replaced to match the new outdoor unit. The new units are rated for 13 SEER minimum and are not designed to work with the old 10 SEER coils. The brand doesn't...
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    Sure you can. You would hook up a split A/C...

    Sure you can. You would hook up a split A/C system to condition that air before it gets into the store.
    That unit has to be sized and installed correctly to prevent overloading it.
    Remember it...
  30. Thread: AC Problems

    by shoretrade
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    There is no such thing as having too much air...

    There is no such thing as having too much air being sucked into the unit. The more return air the better. If it is a 3 ton fan it will move 3 tons of air, no more.
    For a quick test on the A/C unit,...
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    Either unit you choose will not be a piece of...

    Either unit you choose will not be a piece of garbage. There is nothing wrong with the Payne unit. The difference is mostly in the better cabinet design and warranty on the Trane. It will be a good...
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    I have found that small leaks in the a-coils...

    I have found that small leaks in the a-coils leave virtually no oil. Removing the coil and isolating it with a nitro test and bubbles will do the trick. These are the type of leaks where they take a...
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    You can tie in a Tridium panel if it is the new...

    You can tie in a Tridium panel if it is the new Bacnet series of KMC Controls. (Model # of controllers starts with BAC)
    Their controls are very nice, the flexibility is excellent- you can program...
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    If the supply air is 60, your return air should...

    If the supply air is 60, your return air should be 80. If you have a 20 degree drop, your A/C is probably working fine.

    I agree with others saying you may be pulling out too much air from your...
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    If you put it in after the drier at the C/U you...

    If you put it in after the drier at the C/U you will still get a fairly accurate charge at that point even though you cannot see it at the TXV. The correct way to charge it is still to check your...
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    I've used all methods, I always go for the...

    I've used all methods, I always go for the following:

    1-Look for oil stains
    2-Spray with bubbles
    3-Nitro to 300-350 PSI with bubbles and listening for the leak.

    If it's residential and I...
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