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    Ohhh I like that One...

    Ohhh I like that One...
  2. Is there no better way to check for a cracked...

    Is there no better way to check for a cracked heat exchanger? At least with a water heater you know there is a leak by the puddle around it...
  3. Thread: Heat pumps

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    Any chance it had a crank case heater? I would...

    Any chance it had a crank case heater? I would think that would be just about mandatory if you're going to run it in that low a temp.
  4. Thread: Dented Furnace

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    I'm a benefit of the doubt kind of guy. Did they...

    I'm a benefit of the doubt kind of guy.
    Did they intentionally try and install the oversize furnace? Doubt it, likely they just loaded the wrong one on the truck. I don't believe a 100k furnace is...
  5. Thread: Dented Furnace

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    Wow, overreact much? ^

    Wow, overreact much? ^
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    Yes, the snow is inside having fallen in through...

    Yes, the snow is inside having fallen in through the top grill.
    The fins on the coil are clear and it appears to be defrosting normally.
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    Snow Inside heat pump!

    Hi all,
    This is my first winter with a heat pump, so far I'm pretty happy with it.
    Nobody warned me about the noise during a defrost shift though...

    I've been pretty good about clearing the snow...
  8. Of the 12 quotes I got only 1 listed the coil...

    Of the 12 quotes I got only 1 listed the coil brand and #.
    I would ask and make sure it's an AHRI matched system, especially if you're going after some tax credits.
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    Isn't there a way to test the integrity of the...

    Isn't there a way to test the integrity of the heat exchanger?
    Fire up the furnace and test for CO in the supply maybe?
    There has to be a better way than just a visual check.
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    Tell that to the border guards...

    Tell that to the border guards...
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    Apparently R-410A was invented and patented by...

    Apparently R-410A was invented and patented by Allied Signal (now Honeywell) in 1991.
    Carrier only was the first to introduce it to the market. (1996)
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    Hmm... you might be right, wasn't McDonald's the...

    Hmm... you might be right, wasn't McDonald's the first to franchise their restaurants? Or were you talking about the McDLT? :)

    On the other hand didn't Carrier invent air conditioning, R410...
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    You're comparing Carrier to McDonald's? Expensive...

    You're comparing Carrier to McDonald's? Expensive high-end HVAC to cheap fast food, I gotta say I don't follow your analogy.

    It appears to me Carrier is one of the innovators in the HVAC industry...
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    My former employer could teach that course. :( ...

    My former employer could teach that course. :(

    For the record my installer told me up front payment was expected upon completion and satisfaction of the work. I paid in full and gave him and the...
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    LOL, not judging I just kinda figured that's what...

    LOL, not judging I just kinda figured that's what happened.
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    Just curious did you guys get some kind of order...

    Just curious did you guys get some kind of order or bailiff authorisation for the repo or did ya just snatch it?
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    Mine is noisier than I expected too. It sounds...

    Mine is noisier than I expected too. It sounds like a faucet that is almost turned off.
  18. I think my Bryant Evolution's constant fan speed...

    I think my Bryant Evolution's constant fan speed is 50%, 75%, 100% but can also variably stage differently depending on what level of heat/cool is called for and adjust for filter restrictions.
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    Wait a minute, isn't PVC "cement" actually a...

    Wait a minute, isn't PVC "cement" actually a solvent?
    I thought when you applied it to the pipe it actually partially melts the outer surface of the pipe and connector and when you connect the Two...
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    Man, that's ugly...

    Man, that's ugly...
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    That's what I discovered too. I have an...

    That's what I discovered too.
    I have an Aprilaire 700m except it's Grey instead of White and says Lennox on the cover.
    My Installer stuck a Carrier sticker on it to make me feel better. ::DD:
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    I don't think I am. I was commenting more about...

    I don't think I am.
    I was commenting more about comfort.
    If the heat pump was running 24/7 at 10F outside temp, sure it might be more efficient than the oil furnace but if it can only keep the...
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    If you're planning some expensive upgrades like...

    If you're planning some expensive upgrades like windows you might want to invest in having someone do a blower door test and find out where your actual leakage is occurring. My house is about the...
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    I think you need to find out how many BTU's of...

    I think you need to find out how many BTU's of heat the unit can produce at given temps. Your unit is still efficient down to single digits and below but it likely won't produce enough heat to keep...
  25. Another thing you might want to consider is the...

    Another thing you might want to consider is the future price of Natural gas vs Electricity.
    Fossil fuel prices are likely to rise where as your electricity price may be fairly stable. Your utility...
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    Do the bulbs actually wear out (before they burn...

    Do the bulbs actually wear out (before they burn right out)
    My owners manual says to periodically remove and clean the bulb (which I do) but it has 2 LEDs to indicate "replace bulb soon" and...
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    They probably have a deal to sell their surplus...

    They probably have a deal to sell their surplus energy to another town/state/country at a higher price then they sell it to you.
    The less YOU consume the more they have to sell.
    Pretty smart, huh?...
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    That's how mine works. I have a Bryant 355CAV...

    That's how mine works.
    I have a Bryant 355CAV furnace and a 285BNA heat pump and the Evolution controller.
    The Heat pump can both heat and cool the house. If it gets too cold for the heat pump or...
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    Maybe ask him what the comparable Luxaire model...

    Maybe ask him what the comparable Luxaire model is or for a picture of the unit. I bet someone here can identify it.

    For the record my house had a private label furnace (made by Keeprite)
    It...
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    He did get a nice tip.

    He did get a nice tip.
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    As it turns out I was right, well partially......

    As it turns out I was right, well partially...
    The refrigerant lines were touching one of the supply vents and the noise was transferred and I guess amplified.
    Slight adjustment and all is took and...
  32. In my area it has to be discharged into the sewer...

    In my area it has to be discharged into the sewer or septic system.
    It can't go to a sump pit or directly on the ground.
    Many installers wanted to run the discharge from my condensate pump to a...
  33. I don't know heat loss at various temps but I...

    I don't know heat loss at various temps but I calculated approx 65,000 Btuh at -25F

    Finally found some numbers on my combo

    based on AHRI# High temp capacity=28,000 btu, COP 3.82
    ...
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    I ended up going with an Aprilaire 700M clone. My...

    I ended up going with an Aprilaire 700M clone. My Bryant dealer just installed it and it seems to operate fine but the amount of water coming out of the drain sure seems excessive.
    Now We/He were...
  35. Thanks for all the help everyone. Beenthere is...

    Thanks for all the help everyone.
    Beenthere is right about the climate. -35C is not uncommon around here in the dead of Winter. (Canadian prairie, Just North of MN, ND)
    Thanks for the performance...
  36. how do I calculate cost per therm? Are these...

    how do I calculate cost per therm?
    Are these data sheets available to the public?

    Heat pump is on the South side of the house and is somewhat sheltered from the wind but definitely not covered...
  37. Thanks for the spreadsheet garya505 I plugged...

    Thanks for the spreadsheet garya505

    I plugged in my numbers and said the balance point was -19.6C. HUH? :confused:

    That doesn't seem right. I was expecting it to be somewhere around -5C

    OK...
  38. First heating season with a Dual-Fuel. Balance point?

    Hi all.

    So this will be my first heating season with a heat pump.
    It's a Bryant Evolution Dual Fuel system. (96% furnace and single speed HP)
    How do I got about calculating the balance point...
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    I'm pretty sure I can set it to do that with my...

    I'm pretty sure I can set it to do that with my Bryant Evolution system right on the controller.
  40. I had no idea such a system existed. Smart idea.

    I had no idea such a system existed.
    Smart idea.
  41. From what I've read here I think some of the...

    From what I've read here I think some of the performer series out door units used to be labeled or packaged as Infinity and I think they work and communicate just as well.

    I wonder if you could...
  42. I don't know if it's better but I really like my...

    I don't know if it's better but I really like my Evolution dual fuel heat pump and furnace system.

    Ask your dealer how much to switch to a Carrier Infinity indoor unit and still use the performer...
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    Hissing Heat pump?

    Hi all

    My new Bryant Evolution Heat pump is making a bit of a hissing sound.

    This is my first heat pump and only the 2nd time its been used in "heating" mode.

    It doesn't make this noise in...
  44. Are you replacing just the A/C portion or also...

    Are you replacing just the A/C portion or also the indoor air handler/furnace?
    Bryant Evolution = Carrier Infinity for the most part.
    I also believe many of the Carrier performance out door units...
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    Just because it's rated for 600v doesn't make it...

    Just because it's rated for 600v doesn't make it CAT3 or better.

    CAT 3 or 4 meters have extra protection in case of surges.
    I've been trying to teach this to auto techs who sometimes work on...
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    For what its worth I'm very happy with my new...

    For what its worth I'm very happy with my new Bryant Evolution Dual fuel set up.
    I believe the Perfect Humidity features (when properly equipped) can not only decrease humidity by slowing down the...
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    You may be able to match and Evolution Furnace...

    You may be able to match and Evolution Furnace with a performer Heat Pump and still keep the full functionality of the Evolution Control while qualifying for the rebates.
    It's quite common to do...
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    Why bother installing an Infinity system if your...

    Why bother installing an Infinity system if your going to defeat its ability with a conventional t-stat?
    Buy the lower end Carrier model and save some $$
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    So you need the NIM even with Carrier/Bryant...

    So you need the NIM even with Carrier/Bryant ventilators to use them with Infinity/Evolution controllers?
    That opens up a lot more options to use 3rd party ventilators if you don't like the Carrier...
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    That's an interesting video. Although I was...

    That's an interesting video.
    Although I was expecting something to melt down during his experiment.
    So when should you use a hard start kit? Is it only for aging equipment and areas that may...
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