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  1. So did anyone find find the problem in the nearly...

    So did anyone find find the problem in the nearly 2 years since the original thread?
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    What is the thermostat model #

    What is the thermostat model #
  3. Tell whoever charged you $ that they did not fix...

    Tell whoever charged you $ that they did not fix the problem.
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    I would ask whoever installed it to come come...

    I would ask whoever installed it to come come back and make it right, if they told you it work.
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    We are not allowed to help you. There are big...

    We are not allowed to help you.
    There are big red letters that say no DIY.
    If you call a Trane dealer, he should be able to ID it.
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    Sounds like the units are not matched. I would...

    Sounds like the units are not matched.
    I would shut it off to make sure no more damage is done to the compressor.
  7. Finally watched the video. That's one of the...

    Finally watched the video.
    That's one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time.
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    I would be more worried about that furnace than a...

    I would be more worried about that furnace than a thermostat.
  9. I think the issue is your service tech is in over...

    I think the issue is your service tech is in over his head.
    Ask them to send a senior tech.
  10. Who replaced the HSI?

    Who replaced the HSI?
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    Some clients want you to fix the problem quickly,...

    Some clients want you to fix the problem quickly, they pay the bill, and you leave.
    I am aware that when on a service call we should be doing a full and complete diagnosis.
    Some folks don't want...
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    Well, some parts do just fail over time. And...

    Well, some parts do just fail over time.
    And some customers just want you to fix the problem, pay the bill, and hit the road.
  13. You should really stop with all the parts. A...

    You should really stop with all the parts.
    A service call will solve your problem without all the needless part changing.
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    Trane vs ??? Trane makes good equipment. Others...

    Trane vs ???
    Trane makes good equipment.
    Others do also.
    The hard part is finding a competent installer.
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    Right.

    Right.
  16. I hear ya Baldy - hard to believe boiler can be...

    I hear ya Baldy - hard to believe boiler can be done cheaper than forced air heat.
  17. No need to send pictures. your description pretty...

    No need to send pictures. your description pretty much covers it.
    If they did such a poor job on selecting the right coil, imagine what other corners they cut.
    Maybe we do need to see pics.
  18. Find a Trane dealer and ask about an XV20 or XV18...

    Find a Trane dealer and ask about an XV20 or XV18 with a TAM 8 air handler.
    The numbers on power consumption are very low.
  19. I agree. Dump the oil and go to propane for...

    I agree. Dump the oil and go to propane for back-up.
  20. Well, refrigerant doesn't "settle", so there's...

    Well, refrigerant doesn't "settle", so there's strike 1.
    It's not not working after he "fixed" it, strike 2.
    Maybe you should call and ask to speak with the owner.
  21. Well, it's not the end of the world. I only...

    Well, it's not the end of the world.
    I only skimmed the post, but ducts will sweat in some conditions.
    Increasing air flow may solve the sweating problem, but it may also make your over-all...
  22. I would just call the company and ask them to...

    I would just call the company and ask them to send their top technician out to wire your humidifier properly.
    Let us know the results.
  23. Sure. Because from what you describe, he is...

    Sure.
    Because from what you describe, he is guessing at the problem, told you charge was OK, then told you it was low, added refrigerant, didn't do a leak check, then left without recording air...
  24. I'm having serious doubts about your guy.

    I'm having serious doubts about your guy.
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    The problem can be diagnosed, and pinpointed. It...

    The problem can be diagnosed, and pinpointed.
    It takes a little more than just throwing on the gauges though.
    I would guess TXV.
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    If you start replacing parts, it will cost more...

    If you start replacing parts, it will cost more than a new unit very quickly.
    Regular maintenance is the best advice.
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    Sounds like the TXV is jammed up. There is a...

    Sounds like the TXV is jammed up. There is a service bulletin from Trane regarding this problem.
    It's a very simple fix.
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    Allied Air makes a 45,000 2 stage VS, but nothing...

    Allied Air makes a 45,000 2 stage VS, but nothing that small in a modulating unit.
    There may be some one that makes a mod that small, but I would seriously consider a 2 stage if you can't find a...
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    If the installer is perplexed, he needs to talk...

    If the installer is perplexed, he needs to talk to his field service rep.
  30. Ask him to write down all the readings he takes....

    Ask him to write down all the readings he takes.
    There should be several.
  31. Sure it's possible. But you'll need to find a...

    Sure it's possible.
    But you'll need to find a competent contractor.
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    And you should have gotten a 2 stage stat to...

    And you should have gotten a 2 stage stat to control the furnace properly.
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    There are several things that must be set up in...

    There are several things that must be set up in the stat to make it work properly.
    Look at the installer menu.
  34. There may be a hidden re-set button on the stat,...

    There may be a hidden re-set button on the stat, but that could cause other problems depending on the type of system.
  35. Here's the most important question I can come up...

    Here's the most important question I can come up with.
    How often did the old system cycle when it was 100 degrees?
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    Just had a very similar problem with an XL 850....

    Just had a very similar problem with an XL 850.
    Have the installer contact his field service rep.
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    I didn't read the whole story, but if you're...

    I didn't read the whole story, but if you're having record heat, it should be running non stop for that time of day.
  38. Has it been cleaned lately?

    Has it been cleaned lately?
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    Looks to me like you're still way short on air...

    Looks to me like you're still way short on air flow.
  40. What was specified in the contract?

    What was specified in the contract?
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    What's your supply temp now?

    What's your supply temp now?
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    Why do you think you need one? Our price is...

    Why do you think you need one?
    Our price is about 2X that.
    They can work well in the right application.
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    5 tons for 1970 sq ft? Gobi desert?

    5 tons for 1970 sq ft?
    Gobi desert?
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    You can use whatever motor you like. But there...

    You can use whatever motor you like.
    But there is only 1 that will work properly.
  45. I think you should ask him to sharpen his pencil....

    I think you should ask him to sharpen his pencil. Or send him packing.
    I have no idea what your project may cost, but, you may want to ask friends and neighbors for a recommendation for a contractor.
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    You have hired a hack outfit. I would send them...

    You have hired a hack outfit.
    I would send them packing.
    I walked up on one of our installers not using a micron gauge once.
    He acted like it was no big deal.
    He's long gone.
  47. I like Trane equipment. We install it everyday....

    I like Trane equipment. We install it everyday.
    Since you're in a very mild climate, you may not really need a gas furnace.
    Up north here, we need gas furnaces.
    Get some quotes on a heat pump with...
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    l, you should probably call for service. There...

    l, you should probably call for service.
    There are several issues that will cause a coil to freeze.
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    So he didn't write anything down? I would look...

    So he didn't write anything down?
    I would look for a more reputable contractor.
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    There are several readings he should be taking in...

    There are several readings he should be taking in order to diagnose this problem.
    They should all be written down and explained to you.
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