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    AS Snipe70e and rich pickering have stated ...

    AS Snipe70e and rich pickering have stated
    "SIZE TANKS BY VOLUME".
    You are Building HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE--The water has no room for expansion, this will happen once it has compressed all the air...
  2. The SEER rating is based off the ARI site here is...

    The SEER rating is based off the ARI site here is the CEE site and you can match the furnace and air conditioner that the contractors are bidding on.
    ...
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    The unit actually works. Needed to blow the...

    The unit actually works. Needed to blow the exhaust air away from the unit.
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    How to get more humidity in the winter. The fan...

    How to get more humidity in the winter. The fan assisted or power humidifier is designed to be operated when the furnace blower is running. With the variable speed blower on your furnace you can run...
  5. He had a carrier. You would think Lennox could at...

    He had a carrier. You would think Lennox could at least given him one of there units.
  6. OUTDOOR UNIT NOT IDENTIFIED need to select...

    OUTDOOR UNIT NOT IDENTIFIED

    need to select NONE, AC or HP during equipment selection.

    NIM Network interface module is helpful with none communicating equipment.
  7. Custom heating, Nice picture of Bob(plays Dave)...

    Custom heating, Nice picture of Bob(plays Dave) and his air conditioner. Did a Lennox advertisement with Bob and asked what he had in his house.
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    If they are under a warranty, braze or seal the...

    If they are under a warranty, braze or seal the suction and hot gas lines, return for warranty.

    If they are out of warranty, drain the oil so it can be recycled. Then oil and compresor can be...
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    Look at the CEE site to locate the ARI info. It...

    Look at the CEE site to locate the ARI info. It will show what furnaces Multi or Variable work with the Air conditioner model you are looking at.

    [Edited by furnace doctor on 06-10-2006 at 12:41...
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    The two stage air conditioner is a very good...

    The two stage air conditioner is a very good choice, equipment can size itself to the buildings load, just match with the right coil, furnace, even system control. Fancy control systems can control...
  11. John, Do yourself a favor, do the J-manual...

    John,
    Do yourself a favor, do the J-manual (bulls eye in the upper corner). The J-manual is how a good air conditioning contractor finds out what size (2.5- 3 tons) you really need. To correct...
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    Yes they both have good better and best in their...

    Yes they both have good better and best in their equipment. What is more important is the company that is going to properly size, install, maintain and service.
    Price alone is scary. Quality work is...
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    Water is probably from the air conditioner...

    Water is probably from the air conditioner evaporator coil usally on top of your furnace. Water leak is not good, could damage ELECTRICAL controls in the furnace. Water and Electric are a dangerous...
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    Normally is water heated by a boiler (gas, oil,...

    Normally is water heated by a boiler (gas, oil, electric).
    Have also seen it used with Lennox complete heat.
    Use your most economical source to heat the boiler. Boiler can then be zoned to heat...
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    The Spine fin coil does not have the corrosion...

    The Spine fin coil does not have the corrosion properties of copper and aluminum. They hold up to the dog(s) that think it is a fire hydrant.
  16. Your Cooling gain is a total of...

    Your Cooling gain is a total of Latent(moisture)heat and Sensible heat gains. Do you have Total Cooling Load?
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    zone the boiler. Add one or more zone(s) for the...

    zone the boiler. Add one or more zone(s) for the house and add one for an Amtrol Boiler tank to heat the water. These can heat a good quanity of water with your boiler doing the heating.
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    Sounds like a blockage in the orfice or TXV.This...

    Sounds like a blockage in the orfice or TXV.This could be contaminated freon(moisture). Recover freon, clean out the orfice with some nitrogen, add a good by-flow liquid line filter. Weigh in new...
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    The Carrier or Bryant zoning system works nice...

    The Carrier or Bryant zoning system works nice with the infinity zoning system. Can control the speeds on their air handler or furnace. The infinity can control a two speed condensor, two speed...
  20. Amana distribution in Chicagoland area. Moran is...

    Amana distribution in Chicagoland area.
    Moran is out
    Superior Distibution was last year
    Johnstone 773-486-2525
    central furnace naperville 630-355-1220
    PDS Perioa 309-697-3879
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    Good Idea to shut down between speeds. The...

    Good Idea to shut down between speeds. The compressor changes rotation. One direction you have two cylinder (4 ton in your case), other direction you have one cylinder(2 ton).
    Now the Scroll on...
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    Remember on the J -Manual input on the slab. The...

    Remember on the J -Manual input on the slab. The perimiter insulation is important. No insulation and you are heating the concrete which is a poor insulator. If you insulate around the slab which...
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    You add the mfd when they are wired in parallel....

    You add the mfd when they are wired in parallel.
    10 + 30=40
    Voltage is important.Do not use a 370 volt if you had a 440 volt original. The motor creates a back EMF and that voltage needs to be high...
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    I have read a release from Honeywell that shows...

    I have read a release from Honeywell that shows that their thermostats use tri-ads(voltage stealing) boards and they are having problems with furnace boards. To use these thermostats you needed a...
  25. CHANGING JUST THE COMPRESSOR? Compressor...

    CHANGING JUST THE COMPRESSOR?
    Compressor WARRANTIES STINK --one year
    Extended to Five with Warranty Programs

    NEW Condensers and Coils usually start with
    5year compressor/ 1 year other parts...
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    400 ft a ton, don't work. One house could have...

    400 ft a ton, don't work. One house could have all glass another over insulated. Trust the J Manual to do the load calculation, guessing doesn't work.
    So I guess your installer guessed the...
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    This is GREAT advise. Call for a contractor who...

    This is GREAT advise. Call for a contractor who will do a J manual load. This can determine what size you need for where you live.
  28. Recommend replacement of the condenser,...

    Recommend replacement of the condenser, evaporator coil and lineset. Find a contractor to do the manual J loads on the house. He will need to measure the walls, windows, ceiling, and floor areas....
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    Would recommend turning off during an electric...

    Would recommend turning off during an electric storm. The power can go off and back on in short cycles or even have low voltage as power lines are switched. A condensor should be left off at least 3...
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    By doing the load calculation (J-manual or...

    By doing the load calculation (J-manual or Carrier Rezcal) see if the equipment was sized right. It might be too small. If the unit has a long lineset(copper tubing between outside condenser and...
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    Condensation forms on the outside of the windows...

    Condensation forms on the outside of the windows if the windows are below the "dew temp" of the ouside ambient air.
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    To get the best match go to ARI site:...

    To get the best match go to ARI site:
    http://www.ariprimenet.org/ari-prog/direct.nsf/fraAC?OpenFrameSet

    You can see the differn't coils and how they compare. Just select the manufactor then the...
  33. Cooling design temp is usally 78. So if you want...

    Cooling design temp is usally 78. So if you want to run it colder it may have problem doing that.
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    Put a sound blanket over the compressor.

    Put a sound blanket over the compressor.
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    CABO code changes:...

    CABO code changes:
    http://www.natresnet.org/nevada/mec93-95.PDF
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    check the blower speed may be too fast, only need...

    check the blower speed may be too fast, only need 400cfm per ton. So 3.5 x 400 = 1400.
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    compressor not always starting

    I would also agree with JR if it needs a start kit. Compressor is NEW it was just installed. Have that installer get it running. Have them check the starting amprage, if it is high, near it's LRA...
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    heat pump problem

    The load on the room has to due with the exposed walls and windows, ceilings, electric load, number of people, exhaust fans(infiltration load) and duct loss (attic).
    Your largest heat gain is...
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    Air Conditioner Running all the time

    Your unit is doing pretty good. 30 degrees below ambient.
    I strongly recommend insulating the liquid line if it is run in that hot attic the liquid could flash before the metering device. Normally...
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    Ojoe, If your contractor did good work for...

    Ojoe,
    If your contractor did good work for you for 15 years, you should be able to have him stand behind the work of his employees.
    Bryant does offer an extended parts and labor warranty...
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