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  1. Infinity air purifier,is a generic filter replacement available ?

    I was asked by a client to provide a replacement media cartridge for their Lennox Healthy Solutions air purifier,when I called up the distributor I was told it would be $90,this did not surprise me...
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    A Generalaire bypass unit was exactly nine inches...

    A Generalaire bypass unit was exactly nine inches deep and worked fine.Regarding the remote steam units,I have had a 50% failure rate with the low capacity Honeywell (based on 16 installed)and now...
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    Need compact humidifier advice

    :grin2:I have a 100 unit condominium association with fairly ancient GE air handlers using electric heat , many of whose owners would like to add humidity.Thos units which have humidifiers are being...
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    Get the best possible factory warranty with the...

    Get the best possible factory warranty with the most established contractor.Equal quality products properly installed will not vary by much more than 10% in price.In the end it will be whoever you...
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    Absolutely require the Carrier coil(ten year...

    Absolutely require the Carrier coil(ten year warranty), heat pump allows for option of changing outdoor set point based on which utility is less expensive at the moment.
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    How about modifying the damper by slotting...

    How about modifying the damper by slotting it.Then if the problem is high static it shoudd operate,if multiple vane,disconnect linkage and see if it wants to actuate,possibly fix a portion of vanes...
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    Why not use a condensate pump to drain to an...

    Why not use a condensate pump to drain to an interior drain that does not freeze?
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    XR15 is single stage condensing unit,XV80 is...

    XR15 is single stage condensing unit,XV80 is 2-stage heat variable 80%afue.
  9. JIMVIDEOPRO,when the install is complete and the...

    JIMVIDEOPRO,when the install is complete and the tech is doing the set-up the system checks for static pressure.Ask the tech to record this number for you.
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    I'm certainly not one to dismiss the importance...

    I'm certainly not one to dismiss the importance of a load calc,however if both units are 30,000BTUH,some thing is amiss,perhaps the new furnace/air-handler was not set for 400CFM per ton.
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    We sell both Carrier(FAD)and Trane(TCS)and...

    We sell both Carrier(FAD)and Trane(TCS)and no,they don't like each other.I give the nod to Carrier Infinity Furnaces,and Trane XLI air conditioners,however since your in Minnesota your AC needs are...
  12. Thread: String Trimmers

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    If your usage is light to medium,I would strongly...

    If your usage is light to medium,I would strongly reccommend either an electric or rechargeable.Much less aggravation.
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    Do you know if the replacement AC was the same...

    Do you know if the replacement AC was the same capacity?When we install replacement equipment SEER is not an expression of capacity,only relative efficiency,so if both systems had the same...
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    By the way,I ordered it at Ace,they assembled and...

    By the way,I ordered it at Ace,they assembled and delivered for free.
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    Ducane,owned by Weber,made in China.I went to the...

    Ducane,owned by Weber,made in China.I went to the local Ace Hardware,they had a bunch of $$$$ grilles on display,went on-line to check on Ducanes.Found a $$$ model.Great electronic ignition,3...
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    The Gaurdian is now EPA,GSA,U.S Military,Chicago...

    The Gaurdian is now EPA,GSA,U.S Military,Chicago Public Schools,CSA and otherwise approved by Japan,China,Canada and more.We provide them to alleviate smoke damaged homes,ethnic cooking odors,pet...
  17. Thread: heating problem

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    48DJD I can find in preston's guide,1992...

    48DJD I can find in preston's guide,1992 vintage,81% AFUE,but no 028.Is this a fan induced unit?Does it have the 3 wire pilot safety swich?Possibly a dirty pilot orifice keeping the pilot safety...
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    Carrier 96% modulating...

    Carrier 96% modulating furnace(Infinity)80K,21SEER Infinity 3-Ton,Infinity Air Purification system,Infinity Control,Carrier Power Humidifier.
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    In 1985,70% of the clothing bought in the USA was...

    In 1985,70% of the clothing bought in the USA was union manufactured. John F Kennedy was the first US president to sign into law a 5% allowance to foreign produced textile's allowing...
  20. My best guess would be that durring shipping the...

    My best guess would be that durring shipping the screw shook loose.If you have the exploded parts diagram,and it show's what you suspect,tighten the screw.Why not give the contractor the benefit of...
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    If your home is a classic,Heritage style...

    If your home is a classic,Heritage style home,high velocity systems are probably best.(although also the most expensive)All versions of air-conditioning require space to run duct work.Several years...
  22. Get to know another good HVAC sales...

    Get to know another good HVAC sales engineer,perhaps by going to a convention,this keeps from having a conflict of interest.There are many written sales books on the market including "How to Fire...
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    :)Had a situation like this with a deck installer...

    :)Had a situation like this with a deck installer out in Naperville Illinois,drilled his post hole thru our manifold,saw what he did,filled in the hole and moved his post over a foot.(of course he...
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    :)The tax credit available at 1500.00 should help...

    :)The tax credit available at 1500.00 should help you decide on the 16seer.
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    :)Extended term financing(12 months same as...

    :)Extended term financing(12 months same as cash)makes waiting for a 1500.00 tax credit a no-brainer.
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    :DVery nice job.Small point:raise the return off...

    :DVery nice job.Small point:raise the return off the ground,support it with legs,put in turning vanes.Add canvas connectors to isolate return and plenum.
  27. :oThis product does not have all the IAQ...

    :oThis product does not have all the IAQ functions,we were told by honeywell that there will be a IAQ Prestige available next year that will.Also we suggested that the display double as a...
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    :oNo luck in prestons under gas furnace,prefix...

    :oNo luck in prestons under gas furnace,prefix SR,maybe the nameplate was damaged.Post a picture and one of our eagle eyes will identify it.
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    ;)Have your contractor include six extra water...

    ;)Have your contractor include six extra water panels so that you will have them available for you or whoever will be servicing the humidifiers.
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    :)Model 700,6gph feed rate,0.8amp...Model...

    :)Model 700,6gph feed rate,0.8amp...Model 600,3gph feed rate,0.5amp...Model 500 3gph feed rate,0.5amp Model 350.6gph feed rate,0.9 amp.The 600 uses the #35 panel like the 700,that is why I consider...
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    :)I prefer the Aprilaire 600 series,hooked up to...

    :)I prefer the Aprilaire 600 series,hooked up to the hot water to improve evaporation 20%.The Aprilaire will be easier to find parts (pads etc,) for as any contractor will have them in their...
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    :)If you have the outside temperature sensor...

    :)If you have the outside temperature sensor installed,I would suggest the Aprilaire 600m(now it will be fully automated).If the application requires the humidifier on the supply plenum you will be...
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    :)Both furnaces are 40 inches high,if they are...

    :)Both furnaces are 40 inches high,if they are 100k with3-ton drives,they are the same width.Don't feel alone,we installed an XV when I sold an XL.
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    :)The Mitsubishi's have more filter/driers than...

    :)The Mitsubishi's have more filter/driers than you can shake a stick at.I think you will find the restiction in the condensing unit.Follow the refrigeration schematic and you may find another...
  35. Thread: IQ AIR

    by hvacmd
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    :)Took a look at their web site.Pretty impresive...

    :)Took a look at their web site.Pretty impresive if they do what they advertise,however,295.00 for replacement filters seems a bit steep.I accept that for those with respiratory illness there may be...
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    :)Contact the manufacturer,have them suggest a...

    :)Contact the manufacturer,have them suggest a contractor,pay for an accurate heat/load calculation.Here in Illinois our vertical geo-loops vary by ground condition conductivity.The loop...
  37. Thread: heatliner

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    :)Beach,most fireplace controls and parts are not...

    :)Beach,most fireplace controls and parts are not specific to their manufacturer.Could it be you have a Heatilator ?If you are sure you have a thermocouple,rather than a thermopyle,the only unusual...
  38. :)For several years we worked the Home...

    :)For several years we worked the Home Depot,Trane connection.There were several reasons we dropped out,but this is the straw that broke the deal.Lead thru Home Depot needs a rush condenser...
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    :)The GE executives are the oldest continuosly...

    :)The GE executives are the oldest continuosly operating units that we are currently replacing and probably the reason Trane bought GE's plant in Tyler Texas.
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    :)No,a GE executive 5-ton from 1982,still...

    :)No,a GE executive 5-ton from 1982,still operational.
  41. :)You should have a technician out just for...

    :)You should have a technician out just for safety/economy issues.The list of possible causes include,thermostat incompatibility,incorrect installation,over-heating due to duct...
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    :)The duct wrap and elbos are 24x10,there are...

    :)The duct wrap and elbos are 24x10,there are turning vanes in the drop,spot welded inside,no rivets,no photos of the condenser,it's on a new concrete slab,with sight glass,the Trane cased coil was 2...
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    :)There was only the 5-ton evaporator coil and...

    :)There was only the 5-ton evaporator coil and another blower package in the second cabinet.The Honeywell IAQ allowed for remote monitoring,temperature averaging,true 2-stage operation,and outside...
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    :)Tear out/demolition,3 men,3hours each,shop time...

    :)Tear out/demolition,3 men,3hours each,shop time 6hours,2 sheet metal journeymen 8hours each,journeyman pipe-fitter 12 hours,total(subtracting nine hours two tinners and pipefitter tear-out)34 labor...
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    Very old comfortmaker

    :)Here is what I feel is a nice retro-fit.
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    :)Sorry about the small photo,it does't show the...

    :)Sorry about the small photo,it does't show the spot welds for the turning vanes in the custom return drop,the square and true tubing and gas work.I chose this photo to best show the change in...
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    Mueller System Replacement

    :)Hope this works,a nice install in my opinion.Sorry,I need to learn how to resize the files before I post them.
  48. :)Are we rating heat-pumps by SEER rather than...

    :)Are we rating heat-pumps by SEER rather than COP now?How about HSPF?(sorry couldn't help myself)
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    :)You need to gauge the clients needs,if they...

    :)You need to gauge the clients needs,if they have asthma,or are dedicated to doing the preventative maintenance,the Trane Clean Effects can not be beat.(The door can be a real bear to re-install if...
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    :rolleyes:Because I am personally familiar with...

    :rolleyes:Because I am personally familiar with Geothermal,it would be my first choice.
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