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    EXTERNAL CONDENSATION PUMP QUESTION

    I'm a realtor and just had a home inspected that has an external condensation pump attached to a 2 year old Rheem unit to help with the drainage from the drain line. I assume there was some issue...
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    FINAL UPDATE AND FIX

    Tech came out today to do the leak test. No need as it turns out that he found the line from the condensor at the filter leaking due to a poor brazing during the original install. I guess he knew...
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    Thanks Dave for your imput. What if their leak...

    Thanks Dave for your imput. What if their leak detector does not find a leak with either the condenser or handler coil? Sometimes these leaks are very small and probably extremely hard to find. I...
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    Update

    The Company came out today and as I expected after checking the pressure it was low. He told me it was around 80 and should be over 120. I have a 2 year labor warranty on the install. Now that this...
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    10 MONTH OLD TRANE FREEZING UP

    I have a 10 month old 3 Ton Trane 4TEE3C05A1000AA Air handler. It's been taking awhile for the temperature to cool down and I noticed the coil in the air handler was completely frozen over. It's...
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    Noise Almost Gone

    UPDATE.....Tech came out to address the humming coming from the air handler. Indeed it was the transformer and yes the tech did tell me that they all make some noise. He opened up the unit and found...
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    No. Fan is off. Even when I turn off the...

    No. Fan is off. Even when I turn off the thermostat it still hums. It sounds like the hum coming from a a flourescent lamp fixture.
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    My system is 2 months old and is covered by the...

    My system is 2 months old and is covered by the contractor for 2 years free labor.
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    Should I be prepared for the standard "They all...

    Should I be prepared for the standard "They all do that" and "it's normal" answer?
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    NEW TRANE AIR HANDLER HUMMING NOISE WHEN OFF

    I have a new Trane 4TEE3C05A1000A variable speed installed 2 months ago that makes a constant noticeable humming noise when off. The unit is in my garage and this is the first time I've noticed it....
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    I would have prefered to use the company that...

    I would have prefered to use the company that serviced my old unit, but the price for the new unit was not even close! We are talking about over $800 more. Too much for me to keep any loyalty.
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    SIZE OF COMPANY

    The company I used has 130 employees and 70 service trucks including those for installs as well as maintenance calls. It had the best price by far but was so busy and big that often the right hand...
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    I have always gone with companies that have...

    I have always gone with companies that have excellent BBB ratings(Better Business Bureau) of A or A+. I also look at the number of complaints filed with the company. Unfortunately the very large...
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    Sweating seems prevalent on many brands these...

    Sweating seems prevalent on many brands these days. If I were to push my thermostat down to 76, it's going to sweat in the garage. 78 degrees, no problem. That's were I keep it.
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    Like anything else, luck plays a big part. One...

    Like anything else, luck plays a big part. One person can get a good install from a company and another person can get a crap install with a different tech within the same company. All techs are not...
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    HOW MANY HURRICANE STRAPS?

    I have a 3 Ton trane XR15 mounted on a 3X4 prefab concrete pad here in Florida. My friend has a XL16i with 8 straps, 2 on each side. I called trane and was told that it is entirely up to county code...
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    I've never heard that one before. Poured concrete...

    I've never heard that one before. Poured concrete is really the way to go, but if it is not practical, I'm sure the lightweight pads will do what they are intended to do. I'm just not sure how long...
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    Inside Air Handler Filter versus Return Filter

    I started using a Flanders Group 4 pleated filter inside my new trane 4TEE air handler.It is the least restrictive of the pleated Flanders filters. I was using the same filter in my return for the...
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    How many days are we talking about? 2? 7? I think...

    How many days are we talking about? 2? 7? I think my installer was talking about that setup of having it hovering over the pad. I just didn't confirm with him that he would come out 3 times just to...
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    So it is ok to resecure the condensor (screwing...

    So it is ok to resecure the condensor (screwing in the anchors) after only 24hrs of curing? I have no problem waiting a few days if it would be a stronger pad.
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    My installer is willing to come by and move the...

    My installer is willing to come by and move the condenser if I am having a contractor come by to pour the cement. I was thinking of pouring the cement over the existing 3X3 pad to make it 4X4 and add...
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    Your pad looks significantly superior and has...

    Your pad looks significantly superior and has some weight to it.
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    The label on the pad reads as follows: FRCC...

    The label on the pad reads as follows: FRCC Products, Inc. Solid Lightweight Concrete Pad. Conforms to the Florida Building Code Chapter 16, and Mechanical Section 304.7 American Concrete Institute...
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    PREFABRICATED CONCRETE SLABS

    Here in Palm Beach County Florida, A/C contracters use the prefab concrete slabs in lieu of poured concrete. Most customers are not even aware of these slabs not being the "real deal" and being quite...
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    PROBLEM SOLVED!

    I have solved the wind noise on my one week old Trane that was coming from my intake/grill area. I removed the filter from inside the home at the intake/grill and moved it (with the same pleated...
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