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    Had one where a valve didn't switch properly and...

    Had one where a valve didn't switch properly and the pump turned on.


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    Do you still have it?


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    I have seen a failed gas valve either by water or...

    I have seen a failed gas valve either by water or the incoming gas pressure was higher than 10.5"wc. Should be able to have an answer to warranty within a couple of hours I would think, not a couple...
  4. I wouldn't put a nest in my own home. I've worked...

    I wouldn't put a nest in my own home. I've worked on too many that don't work. Honeywell all the way. Water reset is critical in response as noted. Good luck
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    Second opinion in order. Sent from my iPhone...

    Second opinion in order.


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  7. Thread: Tankless

    by llskywalker
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    Most tankless water heaters don't have a...

    Most tankless water heaters don't have a pre-purge. They have a post purge. I have a Rinnai in my house and it works great.
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    Looks cool. Has anyone purchased one to test?

    Looks cool. Has anyone purchased one to test?
  9. The bypass that I have installed at my home only...

    The bypass that I have installed at my home only maintains about 20% RH. I installed a trusteam at my parents and they can get about 40%. The downside to the steam unit, it will increase your power...
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    If the furnace and ac are sized properly and have...

    If the furnace and ac are sized properly and have just have air flow issues, here are a couple of things to ask the contractors about. Duct sealing, turning vanes and possibly air balancing. I have...
  11. I perform a load calc on every install that I...

    I perform a load calc on every install that I perform. Not a lot that I can do about the bad duct work from the 80's and the gravity systems. With that said I berform a static test on the existing...
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    I like the filtrete wifi thermostat from...

    I like the filtrete wifi thermostat from homedepot. It can be controlled by the computer or smartphone.
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    I would pay a contractor to come out and perform...

    I would pay a contractor to come out and perform a Manuel J Load Calc on your house. Since you would be paying him you should receive a detailed report of the room load and the size recommendations...
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    I use the field piece attachments for my hs36 and...

    I use the field piece attachments for my hs36 and love them.
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    You do have to keep up on the cleaning of the...

    You do have to keep up on the cleaning of the exchanger. I've gotten away with every 2 years on my heater but some we need to do every year. Just part of the equipment I guess.


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    He didn't care about any savings. He wanted the...

    He didn't care about any savings. He wanted the room to build an entertainment rack / system, as there was no where else outside it went.


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    The electrical meter was existing when the owner...

    The electrical meter was existing when the owner bought the home. He wanted the water heater to match that finish, so that is what was done. We cut the existing stucco and some rock then finished...
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    It does get cold in Colorado from time to time....

    It does get cold in Colorado from time to time. This has been installed for 2 years going on its 3rd winter season coming up and haven't had any issues. We check the heat tape and the auto valves on...
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    The pipes are in the lower box and insulated and...

    The pipes are in the lower box and insulated and heat taped. If the power goes out there is an auto valve in the basement that opens and drains the lines.
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    It was directed to the ground. That picture was a...

    It was directed to the ground. That picture was a mid shot.
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    Tankless H2O

    Exterior Tankless water heater install. Replaced 2-50 Gallon tanks with on tankless.
  22. Thread: Very hot

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    Check the batteries! Call out the installing...

    Check the batteries! Call out the installing company
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    Did the contractor perform a load calculation?...

    Did the contractor perform a load calculation? This information can tell you the exact size for your house. I personally have a 2.5 ton on my house and the thermostat is set at 71 deg 75% of the...
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    Can you post your make model and serial number?...

    Can you post your make model and serial number? Does this serve a residential home? 264 oz factory charge seems like a commercial unit.
  25. An electronic filter can be installed in the...

    An electronic filter can be installed in the vertical section of the return air drop. It doesn't need to be installed directly next to the furnace as long as all the return air goes through it....
  26. Measure your return air opening where the filter...

    Measure your return air opening where the filter goes. A filter that states 16x25x1 is actually 1/2" smaller all the way around, so it would actually be 15.5"x24.5"x1/2". Hope that makes sense. You...
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    You won't have an outside thermostat, but rather...

    You won't have an outside thermostat, but rather an outside temp reference only that is tied to your inside thermostat. What type of thermostat do you currently have?
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    Good luck. I would get a second opinon as you...

    Good luck. I would get a second opinon as you shouldn't be leaking any freon.
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    I personally like and install Goodman. I also...

    I personally like and install Goodman. I also install Rheem if that helps you. If you register the Goodman unit over the internet within 60 days of install you get an extra 5 years parts warranty...
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    Not sure where you are located but in Colorado I...

    Not sure where you are located but in Colorado I set the outside air to 35deg to lockout. Anything below this and you are wasesting energy. If you have a heatpump an outside sensor should have been...
  31. A load calc takes in account for: walls, windows,...

    A load calc takes in account for: walls, windows, the way the house faces, insulation, etc. Some of these calcs will also give you a duct design if you do a room by room load. This is the only way to...
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    No A/C removes humidity when not cooling. ...

    No A/C removes humidity when not cooling.[/QUOTE]

    The only other way to remove humidity while not cooling is by adding a de-humidifier.
  33. Air conditioning requires proper airflow across...

    Air conditioning requires proper airflow across the coil in order to not freeze and work properly. If your return is too small and you put a 3ton ac on the furnace it will freeze. Have your...
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    From the sound of it, the board needs to be...

    From the sound of it, the board needs to be replaced. It's possible that the realy for the heat sequence failed inside one of the covers and you can't physically see it. Get a board off the internet...
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    Something may be in your draft fan. That furnace...

    Something may be in your draft fan. That furnace is a condensing unit and turn the gas into a liquid. Check your condensate drain lines from the furnace and make sure there not plugged.
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    Here in Colorado it is a code to have a return...

    Here in Colorado it is a code to have a return air vent installed in a finished basement. The return might be to big for the load. Was a load calc performed that shows how much air is needed in the...
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    I install Goodman on 95% of my jobs. I haven't...

    I install Goodman on 95% of my jobs. I haven't had any major issues with them but have had a few minor problems. The manufacture has stood behind the name and made it right. With that said all...
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    From what you are describing there are supply...

    From what you are describing there are supply vents as well as return vents in the basement. If this is the case then cover the return air vent and the supply vents will give the basement a little...
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    The EEM motor is a step below the variable speed...

    The EEM motor is a step below the variable speed motor. A PSC is a standard motor that you find in most of the equipment: IE condensers and furnaces. If your budget allows I would upgrade to the...
  40. That furnace has a variable speed fan motor I...

    That furnace has a variable speed fan motor I belive. If this is true it might be your duct work expanding and contracting and not an issue with your furnace. Does it happen at start up (call for...
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    Make, model, is the cap for the compressor good?...

    Make, model, is the cap for the compressor good? Does it have freon? Need more info.
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    Coil should work for both. R410A works at 1.8...

    Coil should work for both. R410A works at 1.8 times more pressure than R22. Older coils won't be able to handle this pressure increase.
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    I use them to check air filters in commercial...

    I use them to check air filters in commercial buildings to determine when to get new filters. I also use it to check static pressure for airflow in residential.


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    I would check the charge in the unit. It may bit...

    I would check the charge in the unit. It may bit the reverse valve isn't functioning properly.


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    I have 2 - 215 ton machines with 960LB of R-22...

    I have 2 - 215 ton machines with 960LB of R-22 and don't have a monitor. The machines have to be registered with the state and pay the annual dues, but this is all I do.
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    The rules on this forum prevent techs from...

    The rules on this forum prevent techs from getting into to much detail to help the DIYers. This would cause a ton of liability. Good luck to you.
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    Need more information that your giving to help...

    Need more information that your giving to help you out. You might want to search this site or maybe Google.com
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    Have you checked that your expansion tank isn't...

    Have you checked that your expansion tank isn't bad? You should only have water on 1 side of the internal bladder, if there is water where the air side then your tank is bad, thus not giving you any...
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    We will put in a 2" or a 4" filter. An electronic...

    We will put in a 2" or a 4" filter. An electronic filter has a pre filter screen then a 4" electronic filter. We try to avoid the 1" filters for above stated reasons.
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    Airflow or a lack of freon are what cause ice to...

    Airflow or a lack of freon are what cause ice to form on the system. Clean filter and coil would lead to freon charge. You should never have to add freon to a sealed system. I would have your hvac...
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