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    Indoor Air Handler Blower Wheel

    Hello all,
    I know that dust is a real killer for indoor air handlers/coils and when I had my new Amer. Std. TAM7 air handler installed last year (August 2012) I did not purchase the upgraded...
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    Thanks to all the great info! My old (1992) York...

    Thanks to all the great info! My old (1992) York was an EFH series with a single speed indoor blower. I am positive that when it went into defrost the indoor blower motor was on. I know this for a...
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    Thank you for the reply! I am comparing this...

    Thank you for the reply! I am comparing this Amer. Std. to my old York system which also had electronic demand defrost. My old York system would always 100% of the time call for defrost and finish...
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    Amer. Std. Defrost Question

    I have a fairly new amer std heritage 15 heat pump with a tcon803 stat. This is the first winter it has seen. Is it normal when in defrost mode to shut off when the indoor stat temp is satisfied?...
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    Thank You &Happy Holidays To All!

    Due to some recent post activity I have been reading I wanted to personally thank everyone here that has given their precious time to help me as well as others. Unfortunately, sometimes others are...
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    Yes, the air handler filter slot will only...

    Yes, the air handler filter slot will only accommodate a single 20x20x1 filter. The Honeywell and Flanders HDR have a 1" base that will allow me to slide the larger filter in the slot then expand on...
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    Can I use these air filters?

    Is is possible to safely use a "return grill filter" such as the Honeywell or Flanders HDR for the inside of my air handler. At this point I do not have any external filter media units such as an...
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    Constant CFM in cooling is set to 380 CFM....

    Constant CFM in cooling is set to 380 CFM. Constant CFM in heating is set to 410 CFM. The filter size is 20x20x1 installed inside the air handler.
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    I normally replace the filters faithfully every...

    I normally replace the filters faithfully every month but just forgot this month. I am running in heat mode. The system is an Amer. Std. Heritage 15 with a recip. Compressor with low and high...
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    It is a brand new 4 month old system. So far no...

    It is a brand new 4 month old system. So far no problems due to a stellar install. Thanks to all the pros on here that helped with all the guidance and recommendations!
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    So how bad is it?

    How bad is it for the indoor coil of my air handler if I forgot and left a cheap 1" fiberglass filter in place for two months instead of one.
  12. My Amer. Std. 4A6H5030G1 2.5T has a recip. Per...

    My Amer. Std. 4A6H5030G1 2.5T has a recip. Per the latest literature I was given, 3.5 ton or higher you get the "Duration" scroll. I have never figured that one out! Thank goodness the sound is not...
  13. Thanks to all that replied. I feel better now. On...

    Thanks to all that replied. I feel better now. On a side note my old heat pump had a Copeland scroll and the neighbor just got a brand new Carrier with a Copeland scroll as well. Both those units...
  14. LOL!

    LOL!
  15. Yes, the "questionable sound" part of the clip is...

    Yes, the "questionable sound" part of the clip is about 20 seconds long. The outdoor unit shut off at that point and the remaining few seconds is of silence.
  16. Does this mean the recip compressor has a...

    Does this mean the recip compressor has a possibility of premature failure or is this just a "sound" by product versus a defect.
  17. Heat Pump noise WITH SOUND CLIP for you to listen....

    I had a new Amer. Std. Heritage 15 2.5T heat pump with a TAM 7 air handler installed in the summer. In AC mode there is no abnormal sound. I turned the heat on for the first time about two weeks ago...
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    Amer. Std. Heritage 15 Metallic Noise

    I had a new Amer. Std. Heritage 15 2.5T heat pump with a TAM 7 air handler installed in the summer and it was super quiet. I turned the heat on for the first time about a week ago and now when it...
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    Outdoor condensate pump tubing

    In August I had a new heat pump installed with a new air handler located in the basement. The installers left about 4 feet of the clear tubing coiled up just laying on the ground along side the heat...
  20. Condensate pump leakage with TAM 7 air handler

    I have a Beckett condensate pump that drops of water are intermittently splashing up from the reservior and are collecting around the white PVC pipe and around the top of the unit where pipe enters...
  21. Verified by hand to make sure they were snug. ...

    Verified by hand to make sure they were snug. The issue is it is vibrating directly in the middle. I noticed it is hitting a black stand off. Also I noticed these stand offs are located on three...
  22. Yes, all screws verified: nice and tight.

    Yes, all screws verified: nice and tight.
  23. Amer. Std. / Trane condensor coil guard issue.

    I have an Amer. Std. Heritage 15 heat pump that has started to develop quite an annoying noise. The outdoor metal front louvered condensor coil guard is vibrating slightly back and forth when the fan...
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    Yes, it is the tubing from the condensate pump. I...

    Yes, it is the tubing from the condensate pump. I guess I could run into 3/4 pvc and bury it into my landscape stone. I just don't want it to back up. How far should I run it away from the pad?
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    Outdoor condensate tube routing

    I had a new Amer Std. Heritage 15 heat pump installed last week and everything is working perfectly. Upon MY REQUEST the installer left a few feet of the condensate tubing outside because I did not...
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    Thanks again for the info. Ya my darn head. I...

    Thanks again for the info. Ya my darn head. I remember years when I was an electronic tech (back in the day when we used to repair and actually replace components on pc boards) I was working on a...
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    So...How much damage did I do?

    I was looking at the bottom my newly installed TAM 7 air handler and accidently hit the suction line right where it was brazed into the line set. I hit it with my darn head pretty hard that it moved...
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    Well if they can use stick on strips I can head...

    Well if they can use stick on strips I can head down to lowes or home depot and get some as well. Sometimes the solution is so obvious you can't see it. Literally. Thanks again Dave.
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    SoFlaDave, thank you for the info. The...

    SoFlaDave, thank you for the info. The installer said it's normal as well. I know they won't come out and fix it either. I know this is not a diy forum but could gently point me the right...
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    TAM 7 new install air leakage question

    Hi all, well I finally had my system replaced and everything seems to be working fine except there is a LOT of air leakage on my TAM 7 between the lower blower/filter panel and the coil panel above...
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    Thank you all for reassuring me. Hopefully the...

    Thank you all for reassuring me. Hopefully the rain will wait till later in the day. Everyone on here has been most helpful and I appreciate it! I will post some pictures of the install for your...
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    There are calling for intermittent heavy showers...

    There are calling for intermittent heavy showers and thunderstorms. I presume there will be times when there is no rain at all. If they get the outdoor lines brazed before it starts I should be ok?
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    So even with 100% humidity in the air as long as...

    So even with 100% humidity in the air as long as the installer brazes with nitrogen and then pulls a proper vacuum to evacuate I should be fine?
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    New install in the Rain?

    So how bad is it if your having a heat pump replaced in the rain? I know you should not have water get on the heat pump control board or get into the lineset correct? How to you guys deal with this?
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    The duct work was done in 1993 when the home was...

    The duct work was done in 1993 when the home was built. I will post pictures after the old York is out and the new Amer Std is in. Should be soon.
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    OK thanks. That makes me feel better. I guess...

    OK thanks. That makes me feel better. I guess that's why they did not need any duct measurements since it sounds like this is quite simple for a pro.
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    Yes, per the HVAC contractor the raised return...

    Yes, per the HVAC contractor the raised return base will installed. It's the supply connection to my existing duct work that has me concerned.
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    Supply plenum question

    Hello I am getting my original York heat pump replaced with an Amer. Standard and TAM7 air handler. The York air handler has a side return but the TAM7 will have its return on the bottom so it will...
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    Thanks for the reply! I was quite concerned since...

    Thanks for the reply! I was quite concerned since I know some Trane / Am Std. heat pump part numbers the last letter can make a BIG difference. Such as updated compressor, etc.. I was also concerned...
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    Trane / Am Std TAM7 model # question

    What is the difference between the TAM7AOB30H21 and the TAM7AOB30H21SA?
    Are they the same unit? If not what does the "SA" indicate. I have also seen documents that indicate an "SB" at the end as...
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    OK I understand now. Thanks! Per AHRI I could...

    OK I understand now. Thanks! Per AHRI I could get an additional 1 seer out of the 3 ton coil vs the 2.5 ton but I think I will stick with the 2.5 ton. Thanks again for all the pros that help out...
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    Bigger indoor coil = better dehumidification?

    Is it true that matching a 2.5 T outdoor unit (heat pump) with a 3 T indoor coil/blower (bigger coil) will yield better dehumidification? Or will it cause other problems. My current system (which is...
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    Yes, the TAM7 has a variable speed blower and...

    Yes, the TAM7 has a variable speed blower and integral EEV (electronic TXV)
    I read about the IAQ and it seems to "dehumidify" the exact same way as the 803 does by extending AC on time. I guess the...
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    As far I know this is going to be problem. The...

    As far I know this is going to be problem. The install calls for a Amer Std 803 T stat (Honeywell 8321). It does have humidity control but the way it controls according to other professionals on this...
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    Here are the AHRI #'s for the two choices:...

    Here are the AHRI #'s for the two choices: 5021984, 5198252.
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    I live in North East PA. The exisiting ductwork...

    I live in North East PA. The exisiting ductwork was evaluated and is fine.
    Manual J indicated a 2.5 T which is my current system size and has worked fine for years with a matching 2.5 T coil.
    ...
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    It will be a brand new line set. The run is short...

    It will be a brand new line set. The run is short maybe 15 feet or so. So it sounds like this is a common practice. I read somewhere that the line set is dependant on the indoor coil so they should...
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    Lineset Correct Installation Question

    I am having a new heat pump system installed and want to make sure the line set is the correct size and installed correctly. It will be a 2.5 ton American Standard Heritage 15 with a 3 ton TAM 7...
  49. As for the single stage 10KW package. I was told...

    As for the single stage 10KW package. I was told the only way for this system to work as dual staged 5 KW + 5 KW was to use an outdoor temp sensor. I can not find any info on an outdoor sensor except...
  50. Thanks again second opinion. I fully understand...

    Thanks again second opinion. I fully understand now.
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