Search:

Type: Posts; User: Buck_Taylor

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Thread: GetCool

    by Buck_Taylor
    Replies
    47
    Views
    6,307

    Sorry for the lack of updates! I've been working...

    Sorry for the lack of updates! I've been working out west with partners on some very politically charged projects; lets just say time warp suckage syndrome....

    OK, so here's an update; I have a...
  2. Thread: GetCool

    by Buck_Taylor
    Replies
    47
    Views
    6,307

    Hi Bill, Yes you'd need to talk to the folks...

    Hi Bill,

    Yes you'd need to talk to the folks at CleaResults about it. They were using the beta version of my software, but were not electronically recording it, and it became a data management...
  3. Thread: GetCool

    by Buck_Taylor
    Replies
    47
    Views
    6,307

    The Digi-Cool gauges are fine. You can purchase...

    The Digi-Cool gauges are fine. You can purchase the software seperately and use it with any gauges you like. The only difference is you have to enter the tool/measurement data into the software...
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    5,342

    I'm glad your system works like a dream. We've...

    I'm glad your system works like a dream.

    We've seen leaky systems leak their entire 27 lbs of refrigerant multiple times. The "Law" says fix it. Second time you let it leak it IS a finable ($10K)...
  5. Replies
    9
    Views
    5,342

    Lots of problems with DX systems - when they leak...

    Lots of problems with DX systems - when they leak or are mischarged - catastrophic problems. They also tend to have oil migration problems. I have seen many blown compressors on DX systems - very...
  6. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,596

    If the coil is restricted, then water cannot flow...

    If the coil is restricted, then water cannot flow through it - or at least not the proper amount (depending on your definition/magnitude of restriction).

    Your Flow Regulator is what controls...
  7. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,596

    Yes/no - what you are doing is both a repair and...

    Yes/no - what you are doing is both a repair and maintenance item. If your "water" source isn't addressed you will have to clean your coil again at soem point in the future.

    Are you part of an...
  8. Replies
    46
    Views
    9,373

    Sorry - wasn't trying to offend you, nor do I try...

    Sorry - wasn't trying to offend you, nor do I try to asset superiority, I just enjoy filling out the information - the main point I was trying to make (in general) was to never check charge unless...
  9. Replies
    46
    Views
    9,373

    Charge should NEVER be checked or adjusted until...

    Charge should NEVER be checked or adjusted until BOTH coils are known to be clean.

    For those wondering about SH on a fixed orfice - Carrier publishes a comprehensive chart for looking up the...
  10. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,959

    [QUOTE=beenthere;4952572]Mismatched equipment...

    [QUOTE=beenthere;4952572]Mismatched equipment doesn't work fine.

    If its not a AHRI match. Then no one knows what capacity its getting. Or what efficiency. Meaning a mismatched system could lose...
  11. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,596

    Is it possible he said refrigerant flow device?...

    Is it possible he said refrigerant flow device? If so, then yes, in fact there might be two.

    I am not familiar with this model number, and I'm not in my office; yes it is possible they include a...
  12. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,596

    Your tech should have measured the pressure drop...

    Your tech should have measured the pressure drop in the water/dx Heat Exhanger and looked at the OEM data to see how much water is actually flowing through the HX before making a guessing...
  13. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,959

    Your warranty service is to replace old, broken...

    Your warranty service is to replace old, broken equipment, not upgrade your system to the latest code minimums.

    They replaced your indoor coil with a like value replacement, but were limited by...
  14. It was an observation and comment based on the...

    It was an observation and comment based on the vagueness of the information posted at the time - not a recommendation.

    It is obvious that there is more than one contributing factor here. If there...
  15. Replies
    37
    Views
    3,957

    I wouldn't bother to add a second smaller unit...

    I wouldn't bother to add a second smaller unit unless you were really pushing the capacity of the gas existing system - especially since you are conditioning a basement, and you can program zone...
  16. Replies
    37
    Views
    3,957

    [QUOTE=scrkw2000;4926022] The completed basement...

    [QUOTE=scrkw2000;4926022]
    The completed basement will be about 950 sq'. My initial thought was have a 1.5 ton heat pump installed and move on to the drywall. They claim that the basement cooling...
  17. The better odds are that most don't bother. If...

    The better odds are that most don't bother. If they did, I'd be out of a job!



    Am I reading this correctly - you are trying to heat 3,300 sf with two heat pumps? As has been asked several times...
  18. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,681

    I agree. Furnace sounds large enough for 3 houses...

    I agree. Furnace sounds large enough for 3 houses in that region!

    Most of the Infinity/MVP units come with wide range ECM fans - so you should be able to get a 60K unit (furnace) capable of moving...
  19. Replies
    3
    Views
    759

    Whose business is it? Does your accountant help...

    Whose business is it? Does your accountant help you with day-to-day decisions?

    Get a new accountant.
  20. The mastic is required for sealing the ducts from...

    The mastic is required for sealing the ducts from unintended leaks. This is good practice and required by code.

    If I am interpreting all the messages correctly - and of course speculating: if the...
  21. As Beenthere noted, 400 CFM/ton is the golden...

    As Beenthere noted, 400 CFM/ton is the golden rule of thumb, but the actual speeds are selected during design time.

    My recommendations are based on your local desing conditions. What state are you...
  22. Depends on the load and outdoor temps, but a...

    Depends on the load and outdoor temps, but a high-efficiency R410a system should be at least 120 to 140 psi. If R22, then 68 to 80 psi. Your initial pressures sound like a R410a system to me.
  23. Well if the 100 represents the low side pressure...

    Well if the 100 represents the low side pressure - then your coil is operating at around 32 degrees which is about 10 degrees too cold and is symptomatic of really low airflow, low charge, a...
  24. Airflow. DONT close your vents - period. If...

    Airflow.

    DONT close your vents - period. If your fan is loud, and it is a new air-handler, chances are it is an ECM motor, and it is starving for air. These fans will ramp up to extremely high...
  25. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,222

    Not to hijack the thread, but the MGM is really...

    Not to hijack the thread, but the MGM is really hurting Foxwoods! Looks like they fell into their own financing trap. Our state budget planners also got fat and lazy with the casinos too, but thats...
  26. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,552

    Turning vanes would be good. We are actually...

    Turning vanes would be good.

    We are actually seeing a lot more of these down and ups because of the area (height) needed with some high-efficiency coils and low headroom basements/crawl spaces!
  27. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,552

    Most coil OEM's provide airflow based on pressure...

    Most coil OEM's provide airflow based on pressure drops through their coils.

    Total External Pressure is for the fan curve. The Manufacturer provides airflow tables based on TESP. You can do both...
  28. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,222

    Its down more than that. One is rumoured to be...

    Its down more than that. One is rumoured to be close to bankruptcy!
  29. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,222

    Neat area. Trying to make a come back. Navy?

    Neat area. Trying to make a come back. Navy?
  30. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,552

    He can also perform a temperature rise test with...

    He can also perform a temperature rise test with electric heat.

    For Static Pressure, he can measure pressure drop through the DX coil, or Total External Static Pressure.
  31. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,222

    Madison - just east of New Haven - central coast...

    Madison - just east of New Haven - central coast area.
  32. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,222

    Got it. That makes more sense. Heck, I've...

    Got it. That makes more sense.



    Heck, I've seen lots of condensers destroyed by these too! :yes:
  33. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,470

    No I would go with average. Poor if you hadn't...

    No I would go with average. Poor if you hadn't made the improvements you listed.
  34. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,552

    You do mean the supply air temperature inside the...

    You do mean the supply air temperature inside the ducts correct? If so, this is very high for a heat pump (at normal entering temperatures). Certainly suggests low airflow or electric heat is on.
    ...
  35. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,222

    Low voltage? That doesn't seem right to me....

    Low voltage?

    That doesn't seem right to me. Where is the conduit going to terminate - are they expecting it to run all the way to the air handler or are they expecting a water tight work box for...
  36. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,470

    If you had your house Blower Door Tested they can...

    If you had your house Blower Door Tested they can also do a 5 point test that allows them to estimate Natural Leakage. In fact, even if they just did a CFM/50 test, they should have given you a...
  37. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,552

    As previously mentioned - not the metering device...

    As previously mentioned - not the metering device - as this would actually cause a low head symptom.

    Airflow is the most prevalent systemic problem in the industry. You need to measure the...
  38. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,470

    Load calculations are based on either 2 1/2% or...

    Load calculations are based on either 2 1/2% or 1% weather data - not extremes. The reason for this is if you oversize a conventional heating system you will get higher cycling losses during non peak...
  39. Replies
    183
    Views
    13,816

    This is one of the first things I discuss in my...

    This is one of the first things I discuss in my classes. Very few if any HVAC companies actually have any standards for tools, tools specifications or calibration standards....




    Nope, it is...
  40. Replies
    183
    Views
    13,816

    Yes - sorry, my bad, I wasn't thinking in the...

    Yes - sorry, my bad, I wasn't thinking in the diagnostic mode - yes you could certainly do this.

    One consideration though in this case - if I remember the facts correctly is he has high static...
  41. Replies
    183
    Views
    13,816

    No, low temperature on the bulb means less...

    No, low temperature on the bulb means less pressure to force the valve open, otherwise you would overfeed a cold evaporator and create real SH problems.

    Most TxV's have two pins connected to a...
  42. Replies
    37
    Views
    3,915

    Except you raise the head if the coil is taking...

    Except you raise the head if the coil is taking in heated air from the furnace. This will really send the heat pump efficiency down the drain.
  43. Replies
    183
    Views
    13,816

    Approach and CTOA are related in this case. CTOA...

    Approach and CTOA are related in this case. CTOA is "Head Temperature" and is refrigerant agnostic. Low head is either caused by low load as you suggest, or defective valves.

    Approach is really...
  44. Replies
    183
    Views
    13,816

    Hi Darrell, yes you did fine interpreting the...

    Hi Darrell, yes you did fine interpreting the screen shots. Here is a quick "what-if" based on your comments.

    Below is the model with slightly a different entering wet bulb temperature and...
  45. Replies
    183
    Views
    13,816

    I wrote this last year for a project we were...

    I wrote this last year for a project we were working on in California to check what contractors/technicians were doing in several utility rebate programs. You can look here if you are interested:...
  46. Replies
    183
    Views
    13,816

    Analysis

    So here is an anlysis of your system based on the data you have posted and I used the OEM specifications.

    Here is the basic model set-up:

    http://www.get-cool.info/assets/images/Screen1a.jpg
    ...
  47. Thread: GetCool

    by Buck_Taylor
    Replies
    47
    Views
    6,307

    Did you get a chance to try it out yet? I'd love...

    Did you get a chance to try it out yet? I'd love your feedback on features and user interface.

    Buck
  48. Replies
    12
    Views
    4,550

    This is a differential manometer as opposed to an...

    This is a differential manometer as opposed to an absolute pressure manaometer. You can use this for measuring static pressures in ducts. You leave the negative port open if you want to reference...
  49. Thread: GetCool

    by Buck_Taylor
    Replies
    47
    Views
    6,307

    Get-Cool Update

    More information about the software can be found here:

    http://www.get-cool.info/

    This is a temporary web for the software until a new website to support it is up and running.
  50. Replies
    4
    Views
    886

    Cases

    Here is a link to Pelican: http://www.pelican.com/ I have no affiliation.

    I have used these cases for many things (well except my guages :LOL:), including on my motorcycle! There are a few...
Results 1 to 50 of 104
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event