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    As the owner of 2 two stage trane a/c's with...

    As the owner of 2 two stage trane a/c's with variable speed A/H's I can tell you that Trane Factory trained installer doesn't mean much to me. Both were bought from and installed by one of the...
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    Find a good boating supply store and buy three or...

    Find a good boating supply store and buy three or four zinc anodes. They make all different kinds but the best are 1"X2"X3/8" rectangles with two screw holes in them. Buy some stainless metal screws...
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    Good luck! I have been through what your going...

    Good luck! I have been through what your going through. New house with a 2 ton XL16 and a 5 ton XLi19. The little compressor on the 19 burned out about a month after start up. Unfortunately for me,...
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    Thanks all. I live in the San Antonio area. They...

    Thanks all. I live in the San Antonio area. They changed out all components when they swapped the compressors the first time. They should be pulling up this morning to do it all again. This is a bad...
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    Have new house with 3 Tranes. A 2 ton 12 seer, A...

    Have new house with 3 Tranes. A 2 ton 12 seer, A 2 ton 16xli, and a 5 ton 19xli. All with variable speed air handlers and gas heat. Installed in early June. About a week ago the 19XLI 5 ton would not...
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    R-410a THV in R-22 System mix up, Trane

    Any possible damage to new compressor due to TXV mixup? Here's what happened. Two tranes installed. One a 16xli 2 ton which utilizes R-401a the other a 12xr 2 ton which is R-22. The installer got...
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    http://www.surgex.com/library/92001.html Dx,...

    http://www.surgex.com/library/92001.html

    Dx, Your still wrong. Do a search on "MOV DEGRADATION".
    MOV's are DEGRADED, or should I say WORN, by surges over the designed max. Temporary over voltages...
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    http://www.mtlsurgetechnologies.com/downloads/tans...

    http://www.mtlsurgetechnologies.com/downloads/tans/

    Here' a wealth of surge info.
    There's nothing wrong with MOV's. Even the utility companies use them on their distribution and transmission...
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    Your Quote. "Do an internet search and learn....

    Your Quote. "Do an internet search and learn. Plenty of info available if you make the effort."
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    Dx (Here we go again with more pathetically...

    Dx (Here we go again with more pathetically ignorant advice.) You need to take your own advice.
    MOV's do wear out. Over a history of surges the MOV's supression Voltage begins to lower. In other...
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    Joules are advertising jargon. They cannot be...

    Joules are advertising jargon. They cannot be used to compare the QUALITY of different surge protectors. Do a search on joules and its a measure of work or heat. The surge protector is designed to...
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    Techboy Ditek makes a hardwired wholehouse...

    Techboy Ditek makes a hardwired wholehouse protector with status indicator light that you or someone can mount either inside the service entrance or outside. Wires into existing breaker. I had one...
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    Don't expect them to pay

    Belkin must be a better company than Tripplite. Had a computer toasted by a surge that also toasted the Tripplite combo power and telephone surge strip. Was standing there yelling at my teenage...
  14. surges

    I bet voltage surges due to lightning cause a lot more of the electronics failures than you guys think. Think about it. Air handler is connected to a huge conductive radiating mass that extends...
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    Live in one and don't rent the others. I let...

    Live in one and don't rent the others. I let friends and family use the ones I don't live in. I usually try to get them to mow though. Between kids in too many activities and work I should rent...
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    Model man, you should look at the state of your...

    Model man, you should look at the state of your occupational field as a huge opportunity. That goes for everyone else on this site, most of which appear to me to like their profession so much that...
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    What's wrong with Lawyer jokes? Lawyers don't...

    What's wrong with Lawyer jokes?
    Lawyers don't think they're funny, and nobody else thinks they're jokes!
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    Disagree

    I disagree with you chillbilly. I've put the word out amongst friends and neighbors on two companies where I live. Both companies are what I call compressor sellers. One tried to ram one down my...
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    Professionals

    Let me rephrase, I didn't know there was a "DIY's KEEP OUT" sign.
    From what I've read here there are different definitions for what a DIY'r is. Is someone who changes their own filters, crawls up...
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    Where do I start? First, I didn't see the "DIY's...

    Where do I start? First, I didn't see the "DIY's KEEP OUT" sign.

    CT2 You stated "I am glad you feel better> When you have time to actually think maybee you can tell us how any professional in this...
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    I just have to blow some steam off. Some of you...

    I just have to blow some steam off. Some of you professional HVAC'er really have it out for the Do It Your Selfers. Almost every day some DIY get's butchered for asking a HVAC question (see...
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    Energy prices

    Bornriding, your assuming energy prices stay the same over the next 15 years. Fuel oil, natural gas, and even delivered coal prices (in some instances)have doubled over the last year and a half....
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    Why is it that the SEER goes down with larger...

    Why is it that the SEER goes down with larger tonnage for a model line. It happens with all models. The most efficient are the 1-2 ton units. Least efficient the 5 tons. What are the physics behind...
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    I just went through all this with a house I'm...

    I just went through all this with a house I'm currently having built. Look at this site http://www.quietsolution.com/?google It has a cost comparison/decibel reduction of the many different ways to...
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    How many individual wires would run to both the...

    How many individual wires would run to both the condenser and the thermostat (other than power) in a dual fuel system? It's possible the existing wiring in place may have enough extras.
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    I'm in the middle of building a house that's...

    I'm in the middle of building a house that's getting close to the drywall stage. A Trane TUD100R9V5K4 variable speed airhandler/propane converted heater, a TXH063P3HPBF (heat pump rated) evaporator,...
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    site Buildingscience.com Go to the literature/articles page and look up HVAC articles. The previous owner was dealing with moisture build up in the house during the winter months. It's probably a...
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