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    OK, as the homeowner what direction / next steps...

    OK, as the homeowner what direction / next steps should I be looking to take?

    Was thinking the attic ventilation path made the most sense, but with your feedback I am second guessing.

    I...
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    3,700 sqft, two story home... Manual J run , new...

    3,700 sqft, two story home... Manual J run , new duct with install... old system 8.5 (10 seer), new 8.5 ton (19 seer)

    What am I missing?
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    Humidity Question

    Running 3, 19 Seer Tranes (8.5 tons) in my home, having trouble getting humidity in home (Dallas, TX) below 65%

    How much does proper attic ventalation play into trapping humidity in the home?
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    Mark, My bad! Get it now! Are you local to...

    Mark,

    My bad! Get it now!

    Are you local to Plano, TX
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    Mark B. Getting feedback that mister units...

    Mark B.

    Getting feedback that mister units clog up easy given Dallas hard water?

    Seems like it would effect all equaly?
  6. Thread: Trane VS Rheem

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    This is not as easy as I thought, the more I...

    This is not as easy as I thought, the more I learn the harder the deceison becomes.

    OK, the 90% units have some draw backs, mainly effic. and price (a wash given Trane rebates)

    Rheem has a...
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    Been there, listen to these guys...dealer and...

    Been there, listen to these guys...dealer and your design trump brand any day...
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    Mark, You have helped in the past, thanks...

    Mark,

    You have helped in the past, thanks again for your input!

    Are you in the DFW market? Would you be interested in bidding job?

    Have you seen other thread? Trane VS Rheem? Do you...
  9. Thread: Trane VS Rheem

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    Best post yet, thank you... Let me add, this...

    Best post yet, thank you...

    Let me add, this are attic mounted units, most likely Horz. mounted but could go Vert.??? if needed?

    Sounds like Rheem has a lot of fans out there............

    We...
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    Good thought, given the price points of alt....

    Good thought, given the price points of alt. systems a in line filter makes a lot of sense...

    Annual service is a issue on to itself, haven't had much luck getting anyone that really feels...
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    Past history for reference only

    NOTE:

    I too have requested Dallas contractors respond...if interested!
  12. Thread: Trane VS Rheem

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    To respond to the load calc's, yes they have been...

    To respond to the load calc's, yes they have been done in past and they say 5 tons should work. If you want the whole story on my home, search site under CARESTX and read my old string "New Zoned...
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    GOOD POINT No marketing intended, guess I...

    GOOD POINT

    No marketing intended, guess I need to give equal time to all the other mfg. out there? Or at least, all the ones in the Dallas market.
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    Found them to work well for one season then act...

    Found them to work well for one season then act up.

    Truthfuly, I have only had two units in two homes so I'm no expert.

    Just looking for options to the standard config.

    Thanks for the web...
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    Once in while, but when I have asked about the...

    Once in while, but when I have asked about the differce in price from both groups I don't really see any great savings. Plus, don't fore see gas prices dropping, we are already being told by gas...
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    Now for something completly different......... ...

    Now for something completly different.........

    I need to add humidity back into home in winter. In process of putting in new HVAC for home (see Trane VS Rheem)

    Have used Aprilaire units in past...
  17. Thread: Trane VS Rheem

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    Yes, Trane is 25%-30% more but after you factor...

    Yes, Trane is 25%-30% more but after you factor in current rebates we are only talking about 14%-15%

    I made the mistake choosing on "price" before and want to keep an open mind.

    Each...
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    OK guys, With both contractors being equal...

    OK guys,

    With both contractors being equal (both highly recommened)and priced in roughly the same ballpark, Trane slightly higher..

    I am having to choose between:

    All Trane XL19I system...
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    Dash, All duct has to be removed and installed...

    Dash,

    All duct has to be removed and installed again, this seems to have been the largest problem. Duct were all two small to handle the airflow. Add to that the undersizing of the system and we...
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    Need North Dallas Company

    OK, just over a year later and I have gotton a resolution to my problem.

    Equip. is coming out, original installaers are out of the picture. Blank slate, I am looking for a HVAC company in the...
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    Dash, Stuck in limbo right now, still...

    Dash,

    Stuck in limbo right now, still waitting for the independent report. Perlimary findings are, poor duct design, zone supplies are two small to hit the dist. boxes and feed all the duct /...
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    Duct desig

    DASH,

    Had someone come through the house yesterday and their consensess is 80% of my original cooling problem had to do with a POOR duct design. Also things something is not right with 5 ton given...
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    Any other thoughs or comments. Still looking for...

    Any other thoughs or comments. Still looking for advice
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    Dash, We have only been in the home for one...

    Dash,

    We have only been in the home for one year this Dec. The orginal system (three units @ 8.5 tons) but was as old as the home (16 years old) We considered the new system an investment in the...
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    Understand the concept of Reletive Humidity, but...

    Understand the concept of Reletive Humidity, but don't understand why this system can't get it under control. Even when the RH outside the home is in the 20% range, inside my house the RH is still in...
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    LINK to PHOTOS

    http://photos.msn.com/Viewing/Album.aspx?PST=8nK2AN1B!1JmZao!iR2Cw9nkd8iSSMxlhQaOekrWFQBiNoyvyf7XAm2va!bp0tZMpsmoTNqjYtaiyPaMNH0tFQ%24%24


    Cut and paste above link into address bar! 25 some odd...
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    Addtional Data / Pictures Coming

    Here is some of the data ask for:
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    Both labled AMANA
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    5 ton outdoor unit** Model # RSG60C2A**** uses* 410A refrig.*** 16 seer
    Indoor unit** Model # CF60FCA
    Furance** 95* IIQ* Air Command...
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    Dash, Working on pictures, and will get any...

    Dash,

    Working on pictures, and will get any and all model #'s I can find. Will do my best on the grill/duct sizes...

    TC/Dallas
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    They are state licensed and did pull a permit. ...

    They are state licensed and did pull a permit. It did not pass but the inspector whould not comment on the configuration/design, except state he has never seen anything like it.

    It failed for...
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    Steve, I am trying to remain "neutral" in...

    Steve,

    I am trying to remain "neutral" in having the system evaluated. By using a Counsultant or Eng, firm, there is no chance their findings would be self serving. Does that make sense?
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    Dash, Here is the link to the AirAdvice system...

    Dash,

    Here is the link to the AirAdvice system installed. Before they changed out the orifice, they said there was no condensation on the coil during first stage. W

    ith expansion value humidity...
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    To keep this going...

    What damage could have been done to the system using the orifice instead of the expantion valve?

    Home just spiking back and forth between 60 and 70% humidity
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    OK, I got it wrong. The unit uses 410 refrig. ...

    OK, I got it wrong. The unit uses 410 refrig.

    And again, the tech. said he replaced the orifice???
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    Problem Fixed?

    OK,

    Company owner came out. Said he saw no condinsation on the coil at low speed (first stage)


    This time he said it was a bad metering valve inside?

    The tech. that showed up later with...
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    Response to DASH

    Dash,

    Is the group you metioned more of a Eng. group, that is one that does not install or service systems. I am looking for a group that does HVAC Eng. / Design.

    I would like to have the...
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    Joe, Thank you for the advice, but at this...

    Joe,

    Thank you for the advice, but at this stage I do not want to attempt anything that my void my warrenty. The company I have has installed and AirAdvice unit in my home for the last two weeks...
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    Anyone still out there?

    Anyone still out there?
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    Sorry, Home average was 76.5 when test started...

    Sorry,

    Home average was 76.5 when test started with outdoor Temp @ 82 & overcast
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    Ran quick test

    OK,

    Here is the result of the quick test as outlined.

    Ran all three zones therms. down to 71. After 40 mins. best home would average was 74.3 degrees.

    Note: By running down the therms. this...
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    As far as I know, each unit has two fan speeds. I...

    As far as I know, each unit has two fan speeds. I have no real way of telling what speed they are running in at any given time. Is there a way I can check? Plus, with the zone system, it seems to...
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    To answer the question on the 2 ton fan, I can...

    To answer the question on the 2 ton fan, I can only say that the unit out side does not kick in at all unless I drive all 3 zone therm. down to 70 degrees.

    With this, I can get the humidity to...
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    Regarding which speed the unit runs in. From...

    Regarding which speed the unit runs in.

    From what I can tell, the unit kicks into it's first stage (3-5 mins. max)and only runs for a short period of time. It does this multiple times each hour, I...
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    Dash, I will try and add pictures but was...

    Dash,

    I will try and add pictures but was hoping there was enough in the prevoius threads. The only thing missing is the new 2 ton unit.

    It is an Amana High Eff. 14 (2 ton AC / no heat)
    ...
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    Zone troubles again

    OK guys, you came through for me last time so I am looking for your feedback once again.

    Now that we have turned the corner towards Fall here in DFW the problem we are now dealing with is...
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    I am a homeowner trying to trouble shoot my...

    I am a homeowner trying to trouble shoot my GI1500 unit.

    Problem started out with what I thought was a Ice Dam. Cycle pump would run dry and start over flowing.

    I cleaned the slide, leveled...
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    Since the unit just starting doing this, I will...

    Since the unit just starting doing this, I will have to rule out the trap (but can check just in case) Will look into the other two issues, cleaning condenser and water level. I am pretty sure the...
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    Not that I can see/find. Unit cycles ice fine,...

    Not that I can see/find.

    Unit cycles ice fine, slow but fine.
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    It's a model # DCE33A-1WB

    It's a model # DCE33A-1WB
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    To all, My in-laws have a residentail...

    To all,

    My in-laws have a residentail Scottsman Ice Maker that keeps melting ice in the bin faster then it can make it. Have had it serviced (Charge OK, Compressor OK)and they are being told to...
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    Mark, Thank you, that would be great. I truly...

    Mark,

    Thank you, that would be great. I truly believe the group I am working with will come through. I just need them to step back and start from the begining again. I am sure the fix is a simple...
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