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    Thanks all... I think I am going to look into the...

    Thanks all... I think I am going to look into the outside t-stat to hopefully extend condenser life. I am not to worried about the extra $ due to strip use
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    heat strip / condenser issue

    I live in Richmond , VA and noticed last winter that my heatpump may not have been setup correctly. When the temp is well below freezing the heat strips kick in when expected, but condensors just...
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    gas furnace

    The furnace would have to be fuel by propane, no natural gas service.

    Could I incorporate a gas furnace without having to remove my existing (brand neww) heat pumps? I would like the gas furnace...
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    backup heat source for heat pump

    I have a two story four square home built in 1920. The home has some blown insulation in the walls and above the second floor ceiling.The home has the original large windows which are drafty even...
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    Thanks.. next time I have the system checked I...

    Thanks.. next time I have the system checked I will let them know what happened.
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    Are you refering to the fan motor or compressor...

    Are you refering to the fan motor or compressor motor?

    thanks
    Ethan
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    compressor

    Good to hear that the motor protecs itself.
    ..What about other condensor parts, running in that state for 4-5 hour can't be good.
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    ..is my condensor damaged??

    I have a Ducane 1.5 ton heatpump in Richmond ,Va. Last night we had freezing rainwhich built up on the condensor eventually causing the fan to no longer turn. The condensor stayed on and in this ste...
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    Richmond, Va 23228 Single family home...

    Richmond, Va 23228
    Single family home
    Built: 1920
    Frame construction
    Sq ft 2000


    I am looking for a heat source to supplement my 2 zone heat pump, the system cools fine. The house is...
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    Thanks.... I will wait for your reply.

    Thanks.... I will wait for your reply.
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    According to my HVAC guy I need to have my...

    According to my HVAC guy I need to have my condensor defrost every 30 minutes.The condensor appears to be set to 90 minutes , pins 3 & 4. How do I set it for 30 minutes, there are 5 pins in all ? The...
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    When I approached the unit the compressor was...

    When I approached the unit the compressor was running and the fan at a complete halt. How would I know if the compressor is damaged?

    Thanks for the link
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    ducane

    OK.... I found the jumper ...it appears to be set to 90 minutes like I thought, pins 3 & 4. How do I set it to 30 minutes, there are 5 pins in all ? The pins don't line up with the numbers printed...
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    While you guys are on the subject where do I go...

    While you guys are on the subject where do I go to adjust the defrost interval on my Ducane condensor. My unit appears to be set at the default of 90 minutes... I need to bring it down to every...
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    hydro-air

    ...I was not aware of this technology....sounds like a great option...looking into it now.
    Are there any other options for me beyond the hydro-air, although hydro-air sounds like it is what I need....
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    heat strips

    BTW - The air handlers are equipped w/ the heat strips.
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    Any suggestions for backing up a heat pump system

    I just purchased a 2000 sq ft circa 1920s two story stucco home in Richmond,Va. The previous owner installed a dual zone heat pumps about 1 year ago. The location of the home does not have natural...
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    bornriding

    Here is the spec sheet for that family of furnaces which shows that both the -08 and -12 blower wheels are the same size along with all of the other specs

    http://tinyurl.com/7smru
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    bornriding & robnjr

    Thanks for the info on the HP vs RPM... I will pass this info onto my tech
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    chilledcool

    Chilledcool,

    Correct me if I am wrong but should not the unit have come with the -08 motor since the OP has a 2 ton coil?

    Yes it should have come with the -08, but after the system was...
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    fl1

    fl1,

    Are you sure that I would be able to simply swap the motor and it would emulate the -08 furnace.I wouldn`t need to swap any electronic parts?
    I am very sure that too much air is my problem.....
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    I currently have a Carrier 58STA070-12 furnace...

    I currently have a Carrier 58STA070-12 furnace and would like to convert it to a 58STA070-08 , the objective would be to get the lower blower CFMs.

    The guys that performed a load calc told me that...
  23. TheFish....thanks

    per your post I retraced the wire and found the trouble. The installed had used the U-shaped nails to hold the stat wire in place. Instead of allowing the stat wire to move freely within the U-shaped...
  24. The system was running great then suddenly it...

    The system was running great then suddenly it stopped and the digital thermostat went blank - according to my roomate who was home at the time.
    I have a Carrier 58STA070 that is blowing the 3amp...
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    corrected

    ..First off I want to thank all that contributed to my posting.

    The contactor ended up enlarging all 7 of my flex duct vents from 6 inch to 8 inch. Turns out that the biggest problem was where he...
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    ..I have someone coming out today

    I have a reputable company sending there design/test guy over at 1pm EST today to eval/test the existing install.

    Yes... he is able to perform the ESP test

    I will let you guys know how it goes...
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    one down one to go

    OK... I had one guy come by and right off the bat he said the system was not matched correctly and that the CFMs were way to strong....the blower was set on its lowest speed at the time. He did not...
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    determining External Static Pressure

    Could someone let me know how the HVAC guys are going to determine the ESP?

    Although they say they test this I want to make sure that it is done.
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    hey...hey.. give me a chance to reply...I am at...

    hey...hey.. give me a chance to reply...I am at work ya know. Gotta do at least 15 minutes of real work a day.
    Irascible - Shortly after you posted the above I printed it out along with the linked...
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    I did fail to mention that I was having cooling...

    I did fail to mention that I was having cooling issues. At the time I just wanted to get an opinion on mixing different sized Carrier units.I mentioned cooling issue later in the thread as things...
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    Re: To All

    ..so the guy comes over last night.

    All that he did was check the freon level with his gauges and said that it had the correct reading for the current outside tempature of about 88. He also...
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    To All

    I called the guy that installed the system and he is coming over tonight.He is going to read the tempature at the registers which gives me an isdea of his true skill level.

    I do not think that he...
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    cfm

    If you could look it up for me that would be great.... let me know if you need any info about the house or HVAC equipment

    edit I do not know for low

    ...all I know is that there are three...
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    made an appointment

    I would prefer to have the guy install the correct system.

    I have scheduled to have someone come by Tuesday afternoon and will update this thread with his findings

    thanks all
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    should I have the guy put in the correct unit

    I had mentioned earlier that I have 7/6inch ducts and 1/8inch duct. I am able to disconnect the 1/8inch duct and remove it. It is not necessary since I added it to heat my basement (which really...
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    Just for air flow sake I have 7-6inch and 1-8inch...

    Just for air flow sake I have 7-6inch and 1-8inch (8inch heats basement in winter any other time it is closed) flex duct coming off of the trunk.

    If I were to have the installer put the matching...
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    thanks all... Iv`e got a different guy coming...

    thanks all...

    Iv`e got a different guy coming out to test.

    Please reply with all the questions I should ask him
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    what should I do.... should I have him replace...

    what should I do.... should I have him replace the inside unit with the correct part?
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    message to dash

    Evaporator coil model #: CK3BXA024017AAAA

    Model # of indoor unit: 58STA070-12... looks like I am alright since you say models ending in -12 are rated for a 2 ton coil

    Here is some more info on...
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    Carrier 38TRA024 (2 ton outdoor unit) Carrier...

    Carrier 38TRA024 (2 ton outdoor unit)
    Carrier 58STA070 (3.5 ton indoor unit (gas burning)

    I had the above equipment installed in a 950 sf brick home w/ full basement and with full sun exposure....
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    blower speed

    I will assume that you are referring to the sound when are flows through the registers. To be honest the only register that is loud is the register which is first in line off of the air handler.
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    blower speed

    ...maybe I am on to something here.


    Besides changing the jumper settings to slow the blower motor what other things can I do to slow the flow of air?

    ...would shuting each of the registers...
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    blower

    I am in Richmond, Va. . The current tempature is 80 and the system has been running for wel over an hour.

    Does my air flow theory make sense? After having the guy that installed the system check...
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    blower question

    I had the installer come out and check the freon level which was fine

    ..the guy that installed the system (specs above) installed it with a 3.5-ton grade blower since my registers are in the 10...
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    What is a good thermometer (brand/type) for...

    What is a good thermometer (brand/type) for measuring the air at the registers?

    I recently had a 2ton Carrier system installed (specs below) and do not feel that the air coming out of the...
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    I had the following unit installed in my 1000sq...

    I had the following unit installed in my 1000sq ft brick home
    Carrier 38TRA024 (2ton / 12 seer)
    Carrier Carrier 58STA070 (gas burning furnace)

    This will be short... The system is in a 1000 sq...
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    Please clarify one thing for me. ... I can see...

    Please clarify one thing for me. ... I can see that the Carrier air handler is two peices. One being the actual gas furnace peice , the other the blower fan. Here is where I may have lead this...
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    ...I have one more question before I get home to...

    ...I have one more question before I get home to post my model#s

    Is it possible for an air handler to move the air to fast resulting in air that is not adequately heated or cooled.

    I would...
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    "Did you have a problem with heat reaching the...

    "Did you have a problem with heat reaching the lower levels of the room with the old system?"

    The old system had radiators which I left in place as a backup. The radiator system is currently...
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    I will reply back with the specs for all units...

    I will reply back with the specs for all units involved

    thanks
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