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    Use a GFCI extension cord..................happy...

    Use a GFCI extension cord..................happy now?
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    In a pinch you can strap a box fan to the top of...

    In a pinch you can strap a box fan to the top of the condenser. Been there done that until service got there but you run the risk of doing damage to the compressor as the box fan is poor...
  3. Well no it's not normal and I'm sure there are...

    Well no it's not normal and I'm sure there are Armstrong heat pumps out there that run years without a problem. It may be just bad luck. If you are having a lack of confidence in the service...
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    If the system runs all the time say when it's 92...

    If the system runs all the time say when it's 92 degrees out and you have the stat set at 75 degrees then you know if it gets hotter out the next day then it's not going to be able to keep it as cool...
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    Just an Infinity owner here, but if it was me I...

    Just an Infinity owner here, but if it was me I would have it zoned with two thermostats so the second floor is just as comfortable as the first. I had mine zoned and it was well worth the price.
    ...
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    I went with the Carrier Infinity and love it but...

    I went with the Carrier Infinity and love it but all of these systems will do a great job if installed CORRECTLY.

    I also picked a Carrier dealer that was a FAD, trouble is I think only one guy...
  7. I'd start by mowing my grass three times a week,...

    I'd start by mowing my grass three times a week, buying a gas edger, gas blower, gas trimmer and wind chimes. Also a street bike with slash cut pipes and glass packs for your car.:D

    Let the...
  8. When you decide on a contractor you like you...

    When you decide on a contractor you like you should ask him to do the calculations before ordering/installing the equipment and that you would pay him to do this. Also ask him to show you the...
  9. Kenny, Just remember that the best system in the...

    Kenny,
    Just remember that the best system in the world installed by hacks will never perform or last as it should. Been there, done that, but I did get 10 years parts and labor on my Infinity...
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    In the long term, heat/cold stress, hi/low...

    In the long term, heat/cold stress, hi/low pressure stress and vibration stress will take their toll and that not including if it's on/near the coast. IMHO.
  11. Please eject the warp core and step away. In...

    Please eject the warp core and step away.

    In reality one has nothing to do with the other.
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    Sounds like a plan since you already have it in...

    Sounds like a plan since you already have it in hand. Good luck.
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    Just a home owner here. I had a barn that had a...

    Just a home owner here. I had a barn that had a metal roof and it turned into an oven in the summer from all the radiant heat from the metal roof. I installed 4' X 8' X 1" rigid foam sheets with a...
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    I would try to determine where your heat source...

    I would try to determine where your heat source is coming from first before resorting to switching on the AC. Is the heat gain coming from sun through the windows (solar gain)? You may want to try...
  15. I think it looks fantastic and you have done your...

    I think it looks fantastic and you have done your homework.

    I have a friend that also had much more time than money and he lived in an old farm house without any air conditioning but he did have a...
  16. Home owner here. I have the Infinity system with...

    Home owner here. I have the Infinity system with two stage cooling and VS here in Memphis. This system for us anyway keeps the humidity so much lower than our old single stage AC unit that we also...
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    I clean my EAC cells every 90 days. I remember...

    I clean my EAC cells every 90 days. I remember by doing it at the change of season. March 21, June 21, September 21 and then on December 21. I remove my upper dishwasher rack and stack the cells...
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    He who is without sin let him cast the first...

    He who is without sin let him cast the first stone. I thought it was a funny story.
  19. A homeowner here but I can tell you that if the...

    A homeowner here but I can tell you that if the model number ends in 12, it's a 1 ton. 24 = 2 ton, 30 = 2 1/2 ton, 36 = 3 ton and 48 = 4 ton.
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    The manual dampers can do this as long as you...

    The manual dampers can do this as long as you don't mind adjusting the dampers two times a year to get both floors comfortable. But remember that in the winter on a sunny day you will need less heat...
  21. I would be worried about selling something like...

    I would be worried about selling something like this as far as liability on your part, fools these days sue over anything. Set it at the curb or give it away.
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    I understand Dash, I'm also in the service end of...

    I understand Dash, I'm also in the service end of things and you always go through the learning curve on anything new that you haven't seen before. This was something simple and it was not worth my...
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    Thanks! I'll take a look tonight when I get off...

    Thanks! I'll take a look tonight when I get off work. I appreciate the help!
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    Same here, it was their first. They had is so...

    Same here, it was their first. They had is so screwed up that I had the Carrier zone rep come out to look the system over but by that time they had most of the stuff fixed. I had the pro's here...
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    Thanks for the suggestion but installer could not...

    Thanks for the suggestion but installer could not find his a$$ with both hands, but that's another long and sad story. I'll look in the setup/install manual again, I just didn't see it when going...
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    I have a Carrier Infinity system with an EAC. I...

    I have a Carrier Infinity system with an EAC. I would like to program the stat so it would remind me to clean the EAC every 60 days. What I have found in the programming will only allow a reminder...
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    I'm also a home-owner and went with the Carrier...

    I'm also a home-owner and went with the Carrier Infinity zoned system. We love it and have never been this comfortable in our home. No matter which way you go (zoned or dual system it will be...
  28. I will also mention that if you like the sound of...

    I will also mention that if you like the sound of a bug zapper on a nice summer evening then an EAC is for you. No one bothered to mention this when I was considering purchasing one. Mine zaps a...
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    Mark: Thanks for the info. I had not heard...

    Mark:

    Thanks for the info. I had not heard about the paint. I will look for it when the new sheet rock is up. Was pretty sure the barrier was the way to go but wanted to hear from the experts...
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    Simpleman: Un-vaulting the ceiling is not a...

    Simpleman:

    Un-vaulting the ceiling is not a good option as the roof is only at a 2-12 pitch so when you figure it's 14 feet to the center ridge that would only be 14 X 2" giving me only a 28"...
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    I have all vaulted ceilings on my first floor, no...

    I have all vaulted ceilings on my first floor, no attic. The current insulation is faced rock wool bats which have settled over the years, (home built 1960). I plan on opening up and removing the...
  32. Dat can give you dain bramage, I likes the PVC...

    Dat can give you dain bramage, I likes the PVC glue is smells soooooooo goooooooood!!!!!
  33. I've used PVC pipe for years, just be sure to use...

    I've used PVC pipe for years, just be sure to use that blue cleaner on the pipe first then apply cement.
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    Yes, it is a nice system but it was installed by...

    Yes, it is a nice system but it was installed by people that used one word sentences, "yehItankdat'sgonnadoit". I actually need to post the pictures here in the wall of shame.
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    Unjust

    Unjust
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    That brings back bad memories. Did something...

    That brings back bad memories. Did something like that several years ago. I had a family room in walk out basement that had a direct vent wall heater. Kept that room nice and warm but bedroom next...
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    My best advise is to spend time at this web site...

    My best advise is to spend time at this web site and learn as much as possible. One thing that you will learn is that it makes no difference what brand you choose because the install is the most...
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    R2D2!!! Get AWAY from that female droid!!

    R2D2!!! Get AWAY from that female droid!!
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    Trust me I'm not an HVAC person but I have...

    Trust me I'm not an HVAC person but I have replaced my car's compressor before. When I went to the auto parts place to check about a new compressor they said that if I replaced tha accumulator along...
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    What were they thinking? There was a perfectly...

    What were they thinking? There was a perfectly good window there to run the line set into.
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    Find a local HVAC supply house and see if they...

    Find a local HVAC supply house and see if they will sell the stuff to you. Some will and some will not. If they don't, try one of the house hold cleaners that is supposed to remove lime and rust...
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    Replace the air filter, clean the blower fan...

    Replace the air filter, clean the blower fan assembly and clean the coil. If still no-cool then think "window air conditioner".
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    two main returns. One goes up to returns in...

    two main returns. One goes up to returns in living room/dining room/kitchen. Second and larger going off to the right exits just behind me above furnace room door....
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    Get that money back now. Step up to the plate...

    Get that money back now. Step up to the plate and do this for your mom. Paying 50% up front is always a red flag in my book. Any good company will only ask for payment after the install is...
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    They actually would not even give me the local...

    They actually would not even give me the local Carrier rep's name. They said I had to go through my local installer to make the request. Fox watching the hen house sort of thing. I also asked them...
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    Dash: He said that the filter alert for the...

    Dash:
    He said that the filter alert for the electronic air filter is not based on static pressure drop but is set for a time duration. It can be set for monthly, or what ever you want. He...
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    Update: Update: Update: The HVAC installer...

    Update: Update: Update:

    The HVAC installer came out and reversed the flue gas / air intake pipes since they were installed backwards.

    They installed a switch to turn off power to the...
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    Thanks htinglky, I e-mailed Carrier and made the...

    Thanks htinglky, I e-mailed Carrier and made the request for the tech rep to meet me with the installer. I'm going out of town today for a couple of weeks so the wife is just thrilled that I put her...
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    To be honest I was willing to live with most of...

    To be honest I was willing to live with most of these problems with the install. I have been out of town a bunch dealing with my sick mother so I didn't need anything else on my plate right now.
    ...
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    Thanks everyone for the comments, even the ones...

    Thanks everyone for the comments, even the ones that were hard for me to hear.

    Before bringing some of these things up with my installer, can someone educate me on why a high static pressure is a...
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