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    Definitely AS would be my preferred...

    Definitely AS would be my preferred recommendation. Go with Hyperion air handler which has a double wall cabinet made to withstand even the worst of crawl spaces, so no need to lose storage space.
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    A low charge can produce a dry spot/s on coil...

    A low charge can produce a dry spot/s on coil which allows water to fall straight off rather than following the path of the fins to the pan. That is likely the issue.
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    I wasn't sure what that was, but the shower bench...

    I wasn't sure what that was, but the shower bench creates another possibility. Should be able to get some return in there, which while it won't be much, again, probably a little better than straight...
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    One last thought to consider is that you have the...

    One last thought to consider is that you have the 4 1/12" (wall plus sheetrock on both sides) of the wall that is already in place that can come out which would lessen how far it comes out from the...
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    Okay, I may have an answer for you which may help...

    Okay, I may have an answer for you which may help quiet it down a little. It will cost you a little floor space but that is a small price to pay if quiet is the goal.

    In the first picture you...
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    Has anyone checked the charge? And have you had a...

    Has anyone checked the charge? And have you had a company come out and clean this coil with chemicals?
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    The problem is mainly the direct access to the...

    The problem is mainly the direct access to the fan. It needs to be in a more distant location. Not sure about the models listed, but would recommend you go variable speed which may help a little. Ask...
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    Is the unit going in that closet? If so, it is...

    Is the unit going in that closet? If so, it is going to be difficult to quiet this system down.
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    I love a happy ending, lol. I would just add...

    I love a happy ending, lol.

    I would just add that when you do replace consider what you are paying for oil. I know in our area most who have oil are paying through the nose to heat. We have had no...
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    While looking through Trane's warranty statement...

    While looking through Trane's warranty statement I fond that indoor and outdoor coils are covered if a "Sea Coast Kit" is installed.

    Found this online.
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    I would contact the manufacturer to see if these...

    I would contact the manufacturer to see if these are actually rated to work on a high velocity system. Every time I have ever considered using a space-pak, the cost of the air-handler and duct made...
  12. Depends on how the unit is set. If it is...

    Depends on how the unit is set. If it is horizontal then changing out the furnace is not too big a deal. But if up-flow or down-flow with coil on top, you will likely be paying labor twice if you do...
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    Okay, thanks, ClaysonTech. Figured it out and the...

    Okay, thanks, ClaysonTech. Figured it out and the cost savings per month based on 150 hours at .12 per kilowatt hour is about $3.50.

    Not very much.

    Thanks for the site.
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    Where do you get the figure for hours/day and...

    Where do you get the figure for hours/day and hours/month?
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    14 SEER versus 15

    A question posed to those who understand SEER ratings and actual cost savings better than I: just how much savings could a homeowner expect in real dollars per year with a 15 SEER system as opposed...
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    I would insist on it, seeing that Trane boasts of...

    I would insist on it, seeing that Trane boasts of their coil being the best coil in that type of environment, lol.

    But I am not really sure, since I do not live in that kind of area.
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    That brings up a good suggestion: ask around with...

    That brings up a good suggestion: ask around with the neighbors and find someone that has already had theirs replaced, and find out who did it.
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    Just my opinion but with the age on it I would...

    Just my opinion but with the age on it I would recommend replacement. You've already spent money on three calls and that is not counting what you will spend in repairs. At that age it would probably...
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    And if a ten year labor warranty is purchased...

    And if a ten year labor warranty is purchased then possible life span of this single purchase could be closer to twenty years. Providing the coil fails at nine. Where would that put it, about 75%...
  20. The smell is likely from the coil area, though I...

    The smell is likely from the coil area, though I would probably recommend that you have someone check to make sure there is proper drainage and nothing is getting outside of the drain field. Could be...
  21. I love a happy ending. You deserve the credit,...

    I love a happy ending. You deserve the credit, though, Bama, you took the time to investigate and it looks like it has paid off. Hope your system works well for a long time.
  22. Three 6" leads. Really? lol You need more...

    Three 6" leads. Really? lol

    You need more duct. Probably why the old one ran so much..



    You can get other quotes if you are not happy with the price you were given, but shy away from anyone...
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    Wow. You should take this back to the supplier...

    Wow. You should take this back to the supplier you received it from.
  24. Looks okay to me. They use this same method in...

    Looks okay to me. They use this same method in the city twenty stories up. If anything shifts it is doubtful it will be sudden, and you should be able to correct it if it does. I wouldn't let it...
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    Would be a good idea to make sure you are going...

    Would be a good idea to make sure you are going to do the addition, but, you could run on low speed which would give you 875 cfm, which would put you back into a two ton range. There are guys here...
  26. Just curious, if this is a rental, can you not...

    Just curious, if this is a rental, can you not notify owner to have this corrected?
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    From the financial perspective replacement is the...

    From the financial perspective replacement is the best route. Putting money into something you know you only need for a couple years is literally throwing money down the drain. If you are planning to...
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    The XR16 matched with either the TAM7 or the TEM6...

    The XR16 matched with either the TAM7 or the TEM6 will achieve 16 SEER, the TAM with 9.5 HSPF, the TEM with 9 (and you might look into your power company to see if they have an incentive program,...
  29. Sorry to hear you're having, or had so much...

    Sorry to hear you're having, or had so much trouble with this.

    It's doubtful the system was never charged, more likely the charge was lost due to the outdoor leaking, seeing that it was...
  30. Not necessary. The Trane factory kit will have a...

    Not necessary. The Trane factory kit will have a start cap (black) and a relay small square device. If the kit you have now is plugged into the run cap then it is not the Trane part.



    There...
  31. Agreed. RLA is 21.8, LRA is 117. I'm think...

    Agreed.

    RLA is 21.8, LRA is 117.

    I'm think it needs start kit inspected. Just had one lose a compressor because start cap failed and when it began to trip the tenant, who didn't call owner...
  32. As far as I know Ameristar has always been an...

    As far as I know Ameristar has always been an Ingersoll-Rand product and always made in China. Built durable and I think better than Goodman and lower end products from most of the manufacturers...
  33. American Standard and Ameristar are not the...

    American Standard and Ameristar are not the same...at all. While I will say I like Ameristar's construction, and think it is built tough, I am not into using lower end products. I did use them for a...
  34. What did your contract say they were installing?

    What did your contract say they were installing?
  35. Was it a Trane hard start kit designed for the...

    Was it a Trane hard start kit designed for the unit or an off-brand?
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    Fir the floors with 2 x 4s and bench seat on one...

    Fir the floors with 2 x 4s and bench seat on one side to run duct.
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    I know you don't want to hear this but the...

    I know you don't want to hear this but the quickest and safest way to correct this is to call in a pro. This forum does not allow DIY help and the potential for you killing yourself and your new baby...
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    What kind of returns do you have? How many, and...

    What kind of returns do you have? How many, and what size, and what filters are you using?
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    I looked back through the threads and all I found...

    I looked back through the threads and all I found was a thread dealing with txv rust. Anyone remember any specific threads?

    Or anyone want to just give a summation of what you guys might have...
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    Last question: is the reduction in...

    Last question: is the reduction in dehumidification cancel out benefit of higher efficiency? Meaning, is that noticeable an impact on each?

    And thanks with the info.
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    That is my concern. I was told they would pay...

    That is my concern. I was told they would pay four hours on the repair, which made the customer a little less upset, but didn't really help the uneasy feeling I am getting about this.

    My first...
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    Could you direct me to those threads? Tell...

    Could you direct me to those threads?

    Tell you what irritates me is that Rheem was paying their guys for treating the system and my manufacturer, name withheld, didn't.

    And when I inquired of...
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    I didn't know that, thanks. Would you say this is...

    I didn't know that, thanks. Would you say this is a general rule or would there be exceptions?
  44. They had problems back in the 90s as well, which...

    They had problems back in the 90s as well, which led to my employer going to Trane, and haven't seen a lot of issues with their coils, though with Ingersoll-Rands new cost effective changes, that may...
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    So you're saying a larger coil will not help...

    So you're saying a larger coil will not help dehumidify better?
  46. There is plenty of room. When you call in the...

    There is plenty of room. When you call in the pro, he will 45 directly off of pipe in chase.

    ;)
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    If the placard states max fuse as 50 that is what...

    If the placard states max fuse as 50 that is what you need to use.

    The MCA determines the wire size, the max fuse sets circuit safety.
  48. Try piping it to drain but leave pump in case it...

    Try piping it to drain but leave pump in case it doesn't work. It may be the pump is needed to expel the water (may not drain through gravity fall).

    The P-Trap is necessary as if it is not in...
  49. Thread: Is it true?

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    A few suggestions: 1. Some coils have had an...

    A few suggestions:

    1. Some coils have had an issue with a smell due to the coil design, you might check to see if this is the case with yours. the smell is likely in the coil itself and you can...
  50. I would be surprised, yes. On several counts. ...

    I would be surprised, yes. On several counts.

    Trane offers ten years on parts when registered now, and while that does not defray the labor, I wouldn't see a coil replacement justifying replacing...
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