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    I listened to a friends Ruud unit with a scroll...

    I listened to a friends Ruud unit with a scroll and it sounds about like mine so I am going to say its fine
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    is TEch #3 correct?? did his checks ensure a...

    is TEch #3 correct?? did his checks ensure a properly operating/healthy compressor or were there other things he should have done??
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    If its a Copeland Scroll then Copeland makes a...

    If its a Copeland Scroll then Copeland makes a custom blanket for it.
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    Tech number 3 came out this evening and said it...

    Tech number 3 came out this evening and said it was fine. Said it was quieter than his unit!!

    All he did was put an Amp gage on it and then his gauges. Said if it wasnt operating properly he would...
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    2 ton Ruud condenser with Copeland Scroll...

    2 ton Ruud condenser with Copeland Scroll compressor. House is nice and cool and humidity runs between 35-40%. It had no problem keeping the house at 72 when we had a 95 degree day.

    Compressor is...
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    10 vents on backside of ridge with soffit vents...

    10 vents on backside of ridge with soffit vents in the front and getting ready to add vents to new soffit on rear of house. That may cool the attic a little more
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    Here in Va today its 91 degrees and 61RH at 2:45...

    Here in Va today its 91 degrees and 61RH at 2:45 in the afternoon. Its right at 100 degrees in my attic where the the airhandler and R6 flex duct is located.

    Temp drop across the coil is return 73...
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    The top of the Scroll Compressor in my Ruud UAKB...

    The top of the Scroll Compressor in my Ruud UAKB 024JAZ condenser is running at 175 as measured by laser thermometer. The rest of the compressor is relatively cool to the touch.

    Is this high temp...
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    System Performance Update

    Here in Chesapeake Va today high 87 degrees. Currently 86 degrees and 63 RH.

    Current

    Thermostat set at 72 and inside RH is 38

    Register temp at closest to airhandler 57 degrees

    Register...
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    Have done a little research. Looks like a lot of...

    Have done a little research. Looks like a lot of the higher end units come with the sound blankets from the factory.
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    Thank you. Just like the orifice is!! Im not...

    Thank you. Just like the orifice is!! Im not sure what I was thinking. Should any competent tech be able to install a txv?? Are there any definately do's and/or anything to make sure he doesnt do...
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    Anybody use them? Do they provide subsatntial...

    Anybody use them? Do they provide subsatntial noise abatement?

    Any reasons not to use??

    Noisy scroll compressor.
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    Im still interested in how they are rated?? Do...

    Im still interested in how they are rated?? Do you buy it for the btu rating of your system or to match your evaporator coil??

    Im not doing this myself but I have learned to be a smart as I can...
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    Im not doing the work myself but am curious and...

    Im not doing the work myself but am curious and may get it done based on the expert opinion here.

    Can a TXV be installed on 10Seer equipment?? Is it coil specific or are TXV's rated by ton??

    2...
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    Todays tech says liquid line 3/8 instead of 1/4...

    Todays tech says liquid line 3/8 instead of 1/4 wouldnt cause compressor noise. Says slight kink in vapor line wouldnt cause compressor noise. Says .002 differnce in orifice size wouldnt cause...
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    Thank you. I appreciate the help.

    Thank you. I appreciate the help.
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    The systems keeping the house comfortable and dry...

    The systems keeping the house comfortable and dry but the Copeland Scroll quietest most vibration free compressor ever is making a heck of a loud Humming that vibrates thru the wall of my bedroom. ...
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    Im in Chesapeake just next door to Va Beach. ...

    Im in Chesapeake just next door to Va Beach.

    I will add that I noticed yesterday after we evacuated, vacuumed to 350microns...while charging I noticed the compressor ran really quiet for a while...
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    Per ARI the coil and condenser combination are...

    Per ARI the coil and condenser combination are rated 10seer. I assume they are therefore fine to use as a system. Apollo air handlers are all matched to somebody elses condenser.....Apollo doesnt...
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    Its been set on 72 all day. Its ran a total of...

    Its been set on 72 all day. Its ran a total of 6.5 hrs since midnight last night.
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    I have better air flow from my vents than I did...

    I have better air flow from my vents than I did before system change??
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    3/4 by 3/8 line set with very slight kink in the...

    3/4 by 3/8 line set with very slight kink in the 3/4 line right where it enters foundation.

    At noon today the register air was about 16 degrees cooler than room temp. This evening the register air...
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    Correct problems and compressor runs fine or is...

    Correct problems and compressor runs fine or is this a condition that destroys the compressor in short order???
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    System is cooling and dehumidifying my house...

    System is cooling and dehumidifying my house great. The scroll compressor is too noisy and the noise is being transmittred into the wall thru the lineset.

    Maybe liquid slugging?? maybe just bad...
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    condenser and air handler same brands and same...

    condenser and air handler same brands and same capacities as old units. ducts replaced with new R6 but all same size.
    72 degree return air into airhandler and 55 degree air from air handler four...
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    air handler in attic sweating a little around the...

    air handler in attic sweating a little around the drain nipples and dripping into drain pan under handler and the first couple feet of condensation line drains are sweating?

    Normal???

    [Edited...
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    I've had a lot of stress trying to determine if...

    I've had a lot of stress trying to determine if my Apollo SA3024 airhandler and RUUD UAKB 024JAZ were compatable and whether or not I needed to change the orifice in the airhandler.

    Supposed...
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    If scroll is starting in reverse and causing...

    If scroll is starting in reverse and causing noisy operation.....

    1. would the system still cool the house normaly as mine does??

    2. how do you make it stop starting in reverse??

    3. does it...
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    Im told by tech that he's seen vapor lines kinked...

    Im told by tech that he's seen vapor lines kinked pretty good without really affecting performance.

    Once again this kink has definately been there for 18 years since the house was new.

    Whats...
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    less than 1/4 the thickness of the line and of...

    less than 1/4 the thickness of the line and of course it caused it to be slightly wider so wouldnt think total flow is affected that much but did change the shape of line at that point.

    at kink...
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    Kink in the large line of the lineset right where...

    Kink in the large line of the lineset right where it comes out of the foundation. Im sure its been there since the lineset was installed 18 years ago.

    What would this kink cause?? With the new...
  32. Thread: Duct Mastic

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    I will be sure to let you know if the piston...

    I will be sure to let you know if the piston changeout, vacuum and recharge results in a quiet compressor. I have been told the copelands can take some abuse so hopefully a couple days running loud...
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    so the oil in the compressor is isolated and...

    so the oil in the compressor is isolated and remains in the system during a vacuum to 500 micron??

    Vacuum doesnt remove any of the oil?
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    Thank you. You have been a great help :) Can...

    Thank you. You have been a great help :)

    Can you help on my question about the Scroll Compressor and whether vacuuming the sytem pulls the oil out of the compressor?
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    My new 2 ton Ruud UAKB 024JAZ condensor copeland...

    My new 2 ton Ruud UAKB 024JAZ condensor copeland scroll compressor is making a loud hum that comes and goes but is there most of the time. My installer and 3rd party tech believe its because we used...
  36. Thread: Duct Mastic

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    Is the mastic messy or does it pretty much stay...

    Is the mastic messy or does it pretty much stay where its put?? Mastic right over tie wraps, tape, duct board, anywhere there is a duct or plenum connection?
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    My only concern with changing piston from 59 to...

    My only concern with changing piston from 59 to 57 is why did the compressor run quiet as a kitten for 4-5 days before it started the loud humm?? Seems like if the .002 difference in piston size is...
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    Thank you Duct Dr. Gonna put in a .57 and...

    Thank you Duct Dr. Gonna put in a .57 and vacuum to 500 microns and recharge.

    Will that really need a new filter dryer??
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    If my contractor does a piston swap (from 59 to...

    If my contractor does a piston swap (from 59 to 57) and then vacuums system to 500 microns does he also need to change filter dryer??

    week old system
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    going to change piston from .059 to .057 vacuum...

    going to change piston from .059 to .057 vacuum and recharge the system.
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    RUUD 2 ton UAKB 024JAZ condenser with Appolo SA...

    RUUD 2 ton UAKB 024JAZ condenser with Appolo SA 3024 air handler. Air handler came with .059 piston. Condenser compressor ran quiet as a mouse for 4 days and now its making a racket.

    RUUD manual...
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    Humidity reading based on Radio shack and...

    Humidity reading based on Radio shack and Bionaire gauge. Indoor RH yesterday ranged from 38 to 41.

    :)
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    1100 sq foot home in Va beach Va area. Faces SW....

    1100 sq foot home in Va beach Va area. Faces SW. Lots of lowE argon filled glass front and back. Black roof. Attic airhandler and duct work. 1 tree that really doesnt provide much shade.

    Yesterday...
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    So the mastic can be applied right over the tape??

    So the mastic can be applied right over the tape??
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    If I close the ball valves to prevent hot water...

    If I close the ball valves to prevent hot water from migrating to the heating coil during Cooling season will condensation form on the heating coil as it cools and then fall under which there is no...
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    My attic duct consists of 9ea 6" Silver R6 ducts...

    My attic duct consists of 9ea 6" Silver R6 ducts running off a 12 foot plenum made from Owens Corning 1 1/2 ductboard. The return is a 14" silver R6 flex.Everything is taped with the extra sticky...
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    Thank you sir :)

    Thank you sir :)
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    My RUUD UAKB 024JAZ condenser did not come with...

    My RUUD UAKB 024JAZ condenser did not come with an orifice?? The installer looked, I looked and there was none.

    The .059 orifice came with the Apollo SA3024 air handler.

    Can any of the pros...
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    Not to doubt you but is 1.5 H or J in fig 3???

    Not to doubt you but is 1.5 H or J in fig 3???
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    TXV valves arent unit/Brand specific?? A 2 ton...

    TXV valves arent unit/Brand specific?? A 2 ton txv valve can be used in any 2 ton system??
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