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    Change your equipment out. With another brand of...

    Change your equipment out. With another brand of equipment I install nearly every 4,5&6ton compressor that was a TS went out after 3-5 years. These were single package units. The manuf. sent upgrade...
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    Same story...different name. All that glitters is...

    Same story...different name. All that glitters is not gold. We were left hanging in Or. when the "cold climate heat pump" came around. The first go at this concept. Crappy customer support and then...
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    AMEN to that one!

    AMEN to that one!
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    Sounds to me like someone had a lousy install. ...

    Sounds to me like someone had a lousy install.
    I have installed several hundred WaterFurnace systems, commercial and residential. A few have had mechanical problems but the factory has always stood...
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    New Geo-Solar Header

    Has any one here used this product? Its a y shaped header for ground loops, from geosolarproducts.com
    Just saw them the other day.
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    Depending on your thermal extraction from the...

    Depending on your thermal extraction from the water ( delta T ) and speed of the water through your heat exchanger, you may freeze the water in your heat exchanger.
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    Your paying to run the desuper heater pump in the...

    Your paying to run the desuper heater pump in the cooling mode as well as the heating mode, so your still paying... the small amount of btus lost in the heating mode to the desuper heater will not...
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    I have installed many Synergy systems...including...

    I have installed many Synergy systems...including the synergy3d. I have never seen those problems... ever. knock on wood !!! These things are made by humans and we have had occasional part failures. ...
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    I have a three ton waterfurnace. I produce far...

    I have a three ton waterfurnace. I produce far more hot water in the winter then in the summer. I have tested the system with the desuperheater on and off. Not a noticeable difference in the heating...
  10. Cheaper is not better. THere is a cheap way and...

    Cheaper is not better. THere is a cheap way and an exspensive way, the cheap way will cost you more every time. THe coils are matched for a reason. Waterfurnace coils are also built very well. Do...
  11. Thread: Water temp

    by geodude
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    Use high solid bentonite grout or it won't work.

    Use high solid bentonite grout or it won't work.
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    We have been installing them for 10 years, great...

    We have been installing them for 10 years, great product and the best dealer support. Had some Bristol twin single issues in the premier E line, but they are behind us now. I would highly reccomend...
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    The answer is the trained installer will choose...

    The answer is the trained installer will choose the best pipe based on soil, turbulence factor ( reynolds number ) and pumping costs.
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    [ Make sure you somehow include the purchase...

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    Make sure you somehow include the purchase price difference that a homeowner would pay, without the tax credit, between the 19 SEER and 14 SEER so I can see if payback time on the 19 SEER is 5...
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    Grundfos. Which brand ( geo) are you installing?...

    Grundfos. Which brand ( geo) are you installing? Most manufactures have a flow center available.
  16. Don't forget to factor in the 30% fed tax credit....

    Don't forget to factor in the 30% fed tax credit. You cannot put the dollar amount your gonna invest ( in a geo ) in a bank or the stock market and get a 30% return in the first year, Forbes...
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    We always use 3/4 pipe. Unlees it is a LARGE loop...

    We always use 3/4 pipe. Unlees it is a LARGE loop or commercial loop. It gives excellent performance with thermal transfer.
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    Never EVER do business with a geo contracter who...

    Never EVER do business with a geo contracter who uses the phrase " rule of thumb" by their own standards, they are retards.
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    Unless you are a certified Waterfurnace dealer or...

    Unless you are a certified Waterfurnace dealer or installer you can't. Its not worth the hassel and as a dealer I would not sell you a DIY unit. Its for your own peace of mind and safety;)
  20. Get a new one;)

    Get a new one;)
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    We have maybe 400 hours of cooling and at least...

    We have maybe 400 hours of cooling and at least 2400 hours of heating where I live. IMHO its the best system. In an outage a small generator can run your back up furnace easily. The two stage heat...
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    Check into zoning with a XL 20i heat pump and a...

    Check into zoning with a XL 20i heat pump and a XV80 furnace. Excellent combo. Awesome for dehumidification. With a two story home it will be an energy saver and make you more comfortable, heating...
  23. My most satisfied customers are those with...

    My most satisfied customers are those with geothermal heatpumps...;)
  24. Ask your contracters about zoning and dual...

    Ask your contracters about zoning and dual capacity heatpumps such as the Trane XL20i with a variable speed oil furnace, and yes Thermopride does manufacture the Trane/ American standard oil furnace....
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    Compare EER's and COP. The Acaia is good but...

    Compare EER's and COP. The Acaia is good but still is not as effecient as a geo system. Not to mention the ability of the geo unit to lower your water heating costs as well. In my opinion, they would...
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    Start a new thread.

    Start a new thread.
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    This is good advice. But the fact remains some...

    This is good advice. But the fact remains some people are alive simply because its against the law to kill them. some crooks are very versed in the law and are always looking for the "hand shake...
  28. make a list of your issues, address them one by...

    make a list of your issues, address them one by one with your contracter. You should never have to take apart your furnace to change your filter. Thats a retarded excuse for not putting in a filter,...
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    Won't work well if at all. what about an...

    Won't work well if at all. what about an injection well or vertical bores/ closed loop?
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    Had any mech work done on the refig. side? What...

    Had any mech work done on the refig. side? What are the geothermal sub surface temp averages for your geographical area? what are the bores filled with ( type of grout) and diameter of bores?
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    Long way from home for me;)

    Long way from home for me;)
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    Ya mean like "smiling Bob" ;) and the enzyte...

    Ya mean like "smiling Bob" ;) and the enzyte "cure for the common man?":rolleyes:
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    DZENZEL do you live in the northwest?

    DZENZEL do you live in the northwest?
  34. Heat load is what it is, btu's are btu's. size...

    Heat load is what it is, btu's are btu's. size your equipment to the load. Do not "fudge" or "pad" for assumed improvements or additions to the home unless they are truly in process. If you can do it...
  35. The larger the home, the larger the preheat tank...

    The larger the home, the larger the preheat tank should be. You will have longer run times with a larger home so a larger preheat tank would make sense. we have installed 80 gal. as a norm on homes...
  36. Do not use a gas water heater for a preheat or...

    Do not use a gas water heater for a preheat or desuperheater storage tank! the hole up the middle of the tank ( the flue) will create an updraft ( convection) and rob your tank of stored heat. use a...
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    Call your power ( utility) company. have them...

    Call your power ( utility) company. have them check the transformer size and condition for your home and check the size of wire from your transformer to the weatherhead (entry point into the home) If...
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    Three bores seem a little on the small side for a...

    Three bores seem a little on the small side for a five ton. It maybe alright for your area, but in the north west I would be putting five bores 250-300ft, 15-20 feet apart.
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    Send a pix of the flow center(loop pump) slowing...

    Send a pix of the flow center(loop pump) slowing down the flow may not be helpful. I have done nearly 100 loops, never had to slow one down. ( never done a commercial loop over 10 tons though) If...
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    What is the exact model number of the heatpump...

    What is the exact model number of the heatpump AND thermostat?
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    Get at least 18'' legs for your furniture, then...

    Get at least 18'' legs for your furniture, then it should work.:D
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! We...

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! We will see. Does it come with ginsue knives?
    Ok Sorry. Sounds like the water to gas hydrogen kits you buy on the net that double your mpg! I would...
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    I too am a Trane Comfort Specialist, and I will...

    I too am a Trane Comfort Specialist, and I will not work with the HD program. All of the above advice is good reading and very true!!The other company in our area can have it!:eek:
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    Or how about 27-30 EER? on some of the new...

    Or how about 27-30 EER? on some of the new geo's!:D
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    And to top it off, he fell through the living...

    And to top it off, he fell through the living room ceiling so their drywall guy is coming out today. It is currently patched with cardboard and silver tape.


    Beside the obvious undersized...
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    is this a commercial system or two units on a...

    is this a commercial system or two units on a residential building?
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    Do you wait till the house heats up to turn it...

    Do you wait till the house heats up to turn it on?
    What are the air temps as they enter the return air grille and then at the filter location?
    Are your ducts in the attic or under floor crawl space?
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    Erv I have installed them for bath exhausting....

    Erv
    I have installed them for bath exhausting. Works great if applied properly. I use the renew air erv's. They are approved for this type of installation.
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    for loop questions goto www.igshpa.okstate.edu...

    for loop questions goto www.igshpa.okstate.edu use an installer who is igshpa trained and certified.
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    ERV

    Erv's will help balance humidity
    You can tie them into the duct system on your hvac system. I prefer to duct them independently of the hvac system
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