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    You know it's also hard to diagnose over a...

    You know it's also hard to diagnose over a computer
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    I would rethink your design a little. Maybe it...

    I would rethink your design a little. Maybe it would work better if you used a bag type filtering system that collects the dust on the outlet side and a cheap filter on the inlet side to catch the...
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    I understand where your coming from now. As far...

    I understand where your coming from now. As far as proving the problem on the electrical side is from age verses damage from say, a surge or something, that would be difficult. The compressor,...
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    You would have to make sure you can even get...

    You would have to make sure you can even get enough loop in there to handle the load first. Then you have the concrete issue on heat transfer.
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    Not a good idea. If it had fresh water running...

    Not a good idea. If it had fresh water running through it all the time it would work. Then you could go open loop.
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    Main trunk should be reduced at certain intervals...

    Main trunk should be reduced at certain intervals along the way to create proper backflow for even cfm to all supply outlets. this is laymans terms but, there is alot more to it.
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    2- ton is 18x8 one way. 3-ton is 8x25 one way.

    2- ton is 18x8 one way. 3-ton is 8x25 one way.
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    Just a thought, most systems aren't designed for...

    Just a thought, most systems aren't designed for extreme weather. Reading into your problem and the age of the system, it may be time for an upgrade anyway. Personally I would want something more...
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    With all this information I would call back the...

    With all this information I would call back the technician and have him check more thoroughly.
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    I have a gut feeling that it is a 2-stage system...

    I have a gut feeling that it is a 2-stage system and low stage is not wired, hence a lighter load on the house at night calls for low.
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    You wouldn't happen to have a 2-stage system...

    You wouldn't happen to have a 2-stage system would you?
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    If it's a programmable stat maybe it still has to...

    If it's a programmable stat maybe it still has to be programmed? Just a thought.
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    Could be the system you have is way oversized....

    Could be the system you have is way oversized. That's why it's important to have everything checked!
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    I don't know about them, but I wouldn't want to...

    I don't know about them, but I wouldn't want to lose a customer over something so petty!
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    Sounds like a txv not operating properly (opening...

    Sounds like a txv not operating properly (opening and closing as needed) or wrong size piston at evaporator coil. If it is an electric air handler you might make sure the heater is not running in...
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    Have you given any thought on Geo- thermal?

    Have you given any thought on Geo- thermal?
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    Variable speed helps alot wiht a 2 stage system....

    Variable speed helps alot wiht a 2 stage system. You get more run time in low speed to help with humidity levels, but the system must be sized properly. True Steam humidifiers really work well also...
  18. If there is room to install a nice transition...

    If there is room to install a nice transition fitting between the existing furnace and coil, go for the 21 wide. If not you might consider changing it all now. Later prices will rise.
  19. Thread: Trane XL19i

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    Make sure you didn't get confused on low voltage....

    Make sure you didn't get confused on low voltage. It does happen.
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    The 2 filters are fine, They will help keep the...

    The 2 filters are fine, They will help keep the return ducts clean. Only thing questionable would be if they cause too much restriction. Service tech should be able to check that for you.
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    I remember when Waterfurnace first came onto the...

    I remember when Waterfurnace first came onto the market. In fact I still have the first books from seminars I attended. I have installed every system they came out with and have worked on several...
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    Check house insulation

    Check house insulation
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    My first guess would be a return air could be...

    My first guess would be a return air could be knocked off in the attic or system is sucking hot air from somewhere.
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    Did you say the geo is in an upstairs closet ?????

    Did you say the geo is in an upstairs closet ?????
  25. It sounds like what you are describing is a bad...

    It sounds like what you are describing is a bad connection on the high voltage to the outdoor unit. All it takes is one side to drop out
  26. Thread: Best Company??

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    USMC- the pay wasn't the best but some of the...

    USMC- the pay wasn't the best but some of the bennies were!
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    I had an elderly woman call me on a no heat once....

    I had an elderly woman call me on a no heat once. It was an hour and a half trip to her house. the only thing I found was the thermostat was in the off position. She was going to pay me and I told...
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    The internal insulation is what is normally used,...

    The internal insulation is what is normally used, it is just easier to install when building the duct
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    The flex connector will basically separate the...

    The flex connector will basically separate the rigidness from the furnace and duct linked to the house in order to ensure no vibration noise into the house duct
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    It doesn't neccessarily have to be ductboard,...

    It doesn't neccessarily have to be ductboard, they can use internal duct insulation.
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    Yes, if I remember that particular furnace...

    Yes, if I remember that particular furnace doesn't have cabinet insulation and without a variable speed motor they tend to be noisey.
  32. Thread: Return Air

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    You know it wouldn't hurt to have a high...

    You know it wouldn't hurt to have a high efficient filter installed in that return drop either ( 20 x25 x 5)
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    Yes. Where that big duct comes down to the...

    Yes. Where that big duct comes down to the furnace is where a flex connector should have been installed. It would also benifit you to have a damper in the duct to the first floor return so it can be...
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    I don't believe a major overhaul is needed in...

    I don't believe a major overhaul is needed in this case. It's just blower noise traveling through the ductwork. Am I totally misinturpreting the complaint?
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    I have other tricks that are easier to just do...

    I have other tricks that are easier to just do than try to explain
  36. Sorry

    Sorry
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    If there is none, they need installed in the...

    If there is none, they need installed in the return duct at the furnace. This will isolate vibration noise through the ducts.
  38. Thread: ptack units

    by D-Allen
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    Combine the 2 and make 1?

    Combine the 2 and make 1?
  39. Maybe we can sell you a car you don't need. LOL!

    Maybe we can sell you a car you don't need. LOL!
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    Could be someone put on the wrong fan blade.

    Could be someone put on the wrong fan blade.
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    Your ductwork should be adequate for that unit....

    Your ductwork should be adequate for that unit. As for the noise if you have metal duct it needs isolated. Installing a flex connector would be a start. Maybe insulating the walls inside the blower...
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    With all the restrictions on your building,...

    With all the restrictions on your building, BaldLoonie is right
  43. Thread: Return Air

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    One thing I've realized over the years is if you...

    One thing I've realized over the years is if you really listen to a customer they will unknowingly give you the answers.
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    Can you find the model # of the furnace?

    Can you find the model # of the furnace?
  45. Thread: Return Air

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    I would choose a location that would be...

    I would choose a location that would be benificial to circulating air. It needs to run all the way back to the return plenum at the furnace.
  46. Thread: Return Air

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    I'm confident more return will help. Common sense...

    I'm confident more return will help. Common sense tells you if something is sucking hard and making noise, it needs relief. I've seen alot in 40+ years
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    !0-15 is good for Indiana. Some are lucky to get...

    !0-15 is good for Indiana. Some are lucky to get 10. Geothermal is better for Hoosiers. They don't have to contend with outdoor air temps.
  48. Thread: Return Air

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    It would be nice to see what's actually there....

    It would be nice to see what's actually there. Can only imagine.
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    Just thought of something else. If the drain is...

    Just thought of something else. If the drain is tied directly into your sewer drain without a trap, this could be causing some problems!
  50. It's hard to fix a broken leg with a bandaid

    It's hard to fix a broken leg with a bandaid
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