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    Imperial Tools iConnect (TM)

    TBrazin, Sorry for your bad experience. I truly feel if you give the iConnect/iManifold a change - you will grow to love it. The device does a have a learning curve.

    I know Jim tries to help as...
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    Doug Baldwin

    Doug Baldwin can sit at the corner of a round table.

    Doug Baldwin can slam a revolving door.

    Doug Baldwin once urinated in a semi truck's gas tank as a joke. That truck is now known as Optimus...
  3. mitsubishi ductless outside fan always runs

    Interesting. I've never personally had this happen but I would look toward the high pressure switch as possibly causing this issue. The fan will modulate to maintain a head pressure, if the switch is...
  4. Yea....something seems fishy. According to the...

    Yea....something seems fishy. According to the model number (and like Vegas pointed out), the outdoor unit is brand new.

    I think there is more to this story.
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    Am I reading PT chart correctly?

    CTOA (Condensing temp over ambient) for a 16 seer is actually more around 20 degrees. This is just a rule a thumb and I'm not real keen on guesses.

    Set your superheat and subcooling according to...
  6. X2. Using the contractor locator map on this site...

    X2. Using the contractor locator map on this site - you'll find a member of this site. Members here usually have more passion for the trade then others.
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    Proper vacuum techniques and Combustion Analysis...

    Proper vacuum techniques and Combustion Analysis are a couple that come to mind.

    CA is something we all should be doing but yet only a handful do.
  8. Check out Aspen mini pumps. I have used the blanc...

    Check out Aspen mini pumps. I have used the blanc style a bunch and had good success.

    I had a similar situation where the Sauermann pump would burn out within a few months. Installed a Aspen mini...
  9. Price discussions are against forum rules. Price...

    Price discussions are against forum rules. Price varies in different parts of the country.
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    DigiCool vs iManifold

    I would love to see something from DC too. It doesn't sound like its happening any time soon though.

    I will say that I've had the iManifold/iConnect (iManny first then iConnect) for about a year...
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    X2. Check out the end of the thread titled...

    X2. Check out the end of the thread titled "Review: DigiCool Ak900." Doug chimes in and does imply that something in the works.

    Maybe he will drop by and provide some insight.
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    That's very unfortunate. People like that give us...

    That's very unfortunate. People like that give us all a bad name.

    I'm a licensed contractor in Georgia. Our office is located in Cumming (a little north of Atlanta).

    From my experience, you...
  13. Expat, Glad you joined in on the conversation....

    Expat,

    Glad you joined in on the conversation. I would like to see a stubby gauge with a readout similar to what Ice posted. I would hope it would run on a coin style battery to keep the size...
  14. If I could power this via a battery and have as a...

    If I could power this via a battery and have as a wireless setup...I would buy one in a heartbeat.
  15. ARE STUBBY GAUGE THE FIRST THING YOU REACH FOR...?

    Man o man! I really like these!

    Have you ordered one (or some) Ice?

    I'm using the iConnect with wireless pressure probes @ the moment. I really like this type of setup - I can carry all hands...
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    JT and I were writing the same thing....he just...

    JT and I were writing the same thing....he just beat me to it!
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    I would bet that the BluVac was reading correctly.

    I would bet that the BluVac was reading correctly.
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    I will buy three of whatever Doug comes up with...

    I will buy three of whatever Doug comes up with next!
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    Carrier Infinity Zoning

    The main control is always Zone 1.

    You set the smart sensor up (when power is initially applied) for whatever zone you would like it to be.

    See page 2 of the attached link.
    ...
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    Let's back up a little bit here. Did any of...

    Let's back up a little bit here.

    Did any of the quoting contractors perform a load calculation (manual J)?

    This is critical to your overall comfort. Too large of a system = poor humidity...
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    funny story

    There is an old saying....

    You get what you pay for.

    Sounds like "Bill" went the cheap route.
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    This day is in 1902...

    Willis Carrier submitted drawings of the first modern air conditioning system on July 17, 1902!
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    Cut your loses and pay to have it done right. ...

    Cut your loses and pay to have it done right.

    What part of the country are you located in?
  24. Thread: Blu Vac

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    On the other valve for the recovery tank. Check...

    On the other valve for the recovery tank. Check all your hose seals and make sure your vacuum pump oil is good.

    The blu vac is great micron gauge but it is very sensitive.
  25. Thread: Blu Vac

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    Blu Vac

    Your test is flawed.

    Pull a test vacuum on a recovery tank or something larger. Anything smaller will yield false results.
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    Flashing lights

    Green and blue lights are normal on the Hyperion air handlers.

    Blue is the communication light (between the boards) and Green is the status light

    A red light would indicate a fault detected by...
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    Infinity 18VS - High Humidity

    I have installed several of Infinity 18VS' and haven't had this problem @ all. They control humidity very well. I do have a couple questions.

    What part of the country are you in?

    What is your...
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    I offer one brand and have for a long time now....

    I offer one brand and have for a long time now. We quote each customer with "Good, Better, Best" options.

    If I were to do this with two different brands - that's 6 options for every replacement...
  29. Strange. Dirty sock syndrome typically shows...

    Strange. Dirty sock syndrome typically shows itself in the shoulder seasons when the unit is swapping from heat to cool (or defrost).
  30. Sticky: Sorry for you loss, Dad. My family will pray for...

    Sorry for you loss, Dad. My family will pray for you and yours.
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    I knew someone was going to try and nit pick when...

    I knew someone was going to try and nit pick when I posted a pic.

    That was the best way the to install the EZ tee in this application. I always add 3 floats on every job - they provide that extra...
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    Brent, thanks for a great install!

    We spoke about a media filter but ended up going with the regular 1" filter instead.
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    Brent, thanks for a great install!

    598171

    598181

    Note: The duct to the right of the furnace is for a different system, the electrical is not touching the flue pipe (it's the angle), and I capped the emergency pan after this pic.
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    Brent, thanks for a great install!

    RP,

    Thanks for the kind words. The whole experience was great and we appreciate you letting us install your new system.

    I have some pictures. I will post them in a just a few.
  35. ACoral, what part of the country are you located?...

    ACoral, what part of the country are you located?

    And what is your typical thermostat set point?
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    ADP coils are the not the same as Trane coils....

    ADP coils are the not the same as Trane coils. It's a third party manufacturer that will get a AHRI rated match with some equipment.
  37. Looking for thermostat with 'range' - to stop short cycle runs

    You can adjust the CPH's (cycles per hour) in the thermostat installation settings. This will increase run times and will result in a wider temp swing with increased humidity removal.

    I would...
  38. Yellow dripping on outside air conditioning coils. Am I screwed?

    No. You're not screwed at all.

    Sounds like the yellow wax is actually the glue that Trane uses on the aluminum fins. I wouldn't be alarmed.

    Run the system, if it doesn't keep the desired temp...
  39. Lenox vs Rheem. Need to replace TWO systems

    Ok. I did a little research with info you gave me previously.

    The fella who quoted you the Rheem systems is named Brent also. He is Brent E.

    I'm Brent R, never went to your house and I install...
  40. I'm a little confused...it's looks like you...

    I'm a little confused...it's looks like you addressed the letter to "Brent"

    Was this another Brent? Because you were not in my service area; I was not able to come out and evaluate your systems.
    ...
  41. It is in the installation service menu. I don't...

    It is in the installation service menu. I don't suggest the homeowner tinker around in these settings - system damage could occur if altered incorrectly.

    Call your installer and have them adjust...
  42. Carrier Greenspeed and Sweating duct work

    In my experience the sweating occurs during dehumidifying. The blower slows way down to lower the evaporator dew point - unfortunately, it also lowers the dew point of the ductwork

    Get your...
  43. Lenox vs Rheem. Need to replace TWO systems

    First thing; did either contractor perform a load calculation? And if so, did they provide you with a copy? The only proper way to determine what size system your home needs is to perform a manual J...
  44. Looking for installer (or helper) in North Atlanta area'

    Hey guys,

    We're a small growing company. Looking for a motivated person for work as an HVAC installer/service tech/plumber - We will train the right candidate in all aspects of HVAC...
  45. Carrier 25VNA8036 diagnostics assessment

    Well, the static pressure isn't great but it is under 1". Suction pressure looks awful high. What was the indoor temp when these photos were taken?

    Why do you think something is wrong? Is it...
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    Imperial iManifold Digital Refrigeration Gauge

    Mr. Bill,

    SubCools was right on in his explanation.

    When the evaporator coil saturation temp is above the dew point - no humidity can be removed therefor there is 0% latent load on the coil....
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    I was going to suggest looking up the extended...

    I was going to suggest looking up the extended performance data. Contact your local Lennox rep, they should be able to help you out.

    Or...maybe Rundawg (on this site) will have something on the...
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    Imperial iManifold Digital Refrigeration Gauge

    The capacity is correct. A portion of the systems three ton capacity is designed for a latent load. You have a 0% latent load.

    Increase the airflow to 450 cfm/ton and your total capacity should...
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    Low RH of DA on new systems?

    I'm not an expert in psychometrics but from what I understand:

    The lower the supply humidity - the larger the coil bypass factor.

    Slow down the air (or correct the charge) and your supply air...
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    Dang. The picture is old and been here before. So...

    Dang. The picture is old and been here before. So the OP made it up? Now I'm even more disappointed in the trade!
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