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  1. Same multimeter used everywhere. It has a thermo...

    Same multimeter used everywhere. It has a thermo coupler for temp taking. All temps were done twice.
    The supply vent is about 12ft from the return, on an opposite wall. The thermostat is 3-4ft...
  2. Sorry for the long delay in posting back. I'm out...

    Sorry for the long delay in posting back. I'm out of town again. To be honest I'm quite confused. Some of the responses I understand but some I just don't get. Static? Latent vs sensible? I need to...
  3. Problem with 2ND new unit. Temp won't go below 77

    Problem with 2ND new unit. Temp won't go below 77

    The company came out and installed a whole new system 2 days ago. It's a
    Ruud
    14AJM30 condenser (2 1/2 ton)
    RHLL-HM3617 air handler (3 ton)
    ...
  4. Just to update. They sent out a senior tech for...

    Just to update. They sent out a senior tech for one last look. Found the evap coil wasn't working properly. He showed me where some of the coils were icing up while some were not. He said he's never...
  5. Who? Me?

    Who? Me?
  6. And here's a HO's point of view. I wholeheartedly...

    And here's a HO's point of view. I wholeheartedly agree that a seasoned pro without Nate certification is very likely better then a 'chump' right out of Nate training. Problem for the HO is knowing...
  7. You bring up some interesting and valid points...

    You bring up some interesting and valid points udarrell. I'm sure my ducts need some fixin'...the house was built in '79. I will speak to them about it.

    As for the the new evap coil...it's a...
  8. Thanks for your inputs. I suspected it was...

    Thanks for your inputs. I suspected it was undersized and that's why I'd posted my original question. The company has been terrific...I have zero complaints about them and feel confident they'll get...
  9. I've got the "work sheet" he used for the load...

    I've got the "work sheet" he used for the load calc.
    Design based on:
    Outdoor 91F
    Indoor 75F/50% RH
    He measured all glass and doors and floor area sq footage. Factored in that glass is tinted...
  10. Load Calc says 2.28 ton. What way to go?

    What do you pros do when your load calc comes up with 2.28 ton? Would you size it up to a 2.5 or down to a 2 ton?
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    Thanks for the replies. They were here today (on...

    Thanks for the replies. They were here today (on another issue) and will be leveling it as he felt it was "too out of wack". Also said they do/will leave a slight off-level for drainage. Appreciate...
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    Will do

    Will do
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    I'm all for drainage away from the house. I read...

    I'm all for drainage away from the house. I read the installation instructions and Ruud just says to "ensure pad is level". It's the Ruud 14AJM. If being slightly off level is not an issue of...
  14. Is this the standard time it takes to flush the...

    Is this the standard time it takes to flush the lines, 2 hrs approximately? I just had my split system replaced and I didn't see anything hooked up that long...didn't see anything hooked up at all...
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    New condenser/pad not level

    Had a new split system installed and the condenser and pad are not level. Thought I'd read here somewhere that it's important that it is level but cannot find that thread. Was I dreaming or is it an...
  16. Get a Media Filter for a Florida 'snowbird'?

    Have been reading here for awhile and saw mention of the "media filters". I'm not really a 'snowbird' but I am in south Florida and am often away for extended periods (months sometimes). Do you think...
  17. Imtired: Have you found anyone for your new...

    Imtired:
    Have you found anyone for your new system yet?
    < No email addresses allowed in post, put it in your profile>
  18. I certainly understand that. I didn't get on him...

    I certainly understand that. I didn't get on him about it...just thought it was funny he'd ask for blue prints on a house he knew is 30yrs old. Maybe some folks DO have blue prints that old tho...I...
  19. Why put a Hard Start Kit on a new install?

    I'm in the process of getting a replacement split system. One of the quotes specifies installing a hard start kit on 2 of the 3 he quoted me on, both Rheems. The Lennox he'd written it in but crossed...
  20. Heck I had one guy tell me he needs the house...

    Heck I had one guy tell me he needs the house blue-prints! Yup, really.
  21. Oops. Sorry, seems I don't have PM here either....

    Oops. Sorry, seems I don't have PM here either. My email is in my profile...click on "southeflorida" up in the left corner of this post and you'll get to that page.
    Casey
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    Score the fat deeply. Marinade first in equal...

    Score the fat deeply. Marinade first in equal parts olive oil and basalmic vinegar, and some fresh ground black pepper. Add rosemary or oregano if you want. Do mine deboned and butterflied (like it...
  23. I'm in the West Palm area (Jupiter) and looking...

    I'm in the West Palm area (Jupiter) and looking to replace a system right now too. Read what "Dash" advised me to do when I posted a few days ago

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=569442...
  24. posting current quotes

    Thanks Dash. You were a big help a few years back when we replaced our other system. This board was a wealth of great advice as a matter of fact.
    Reason I'm here asking about installers is because I...
  25. Looking for installer recommendation in West Palm Beach,FL

    We've decided to replace our old split system. Can anyone recommend a quality installer in the West Palm Beach, Fl area?
    Most appreciated.
    Casey
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    Didn't see your post before I wrote my last one....

    Didn't see your post before I wrote my last one.

    I in no way shape or form rushed the installers. I stayed out of their hair and let them do their jobs. I even told them late in the afternoon that...
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    You're right pecmsg. The AH does hang by chains...

    You're right pecmsg. The AH does hang by chains from the rafters, with no support in the middle. Also the overflow pan hangs from the unit. I assume since you're pointing it out that it's a problem....
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    I took a few more pictures of the air...

    I took a few more pictures of the air handler...they are on page 3 of my original post "New install with pics"
    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=110269&pagenumber=1
    Hopefully they...
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    I tried to get some clearer shots of the air...

    I tried to get some clearer shots of the air handler but it was tough not having a tall enough ladder.
    A company rep is coming here tomorrow morning. On the plus side, when I called they were very...
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    Had 5 estimates done. This was the 2nd highest...

    Had 5 estimates done. This was the 2nd highest bid.
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    'mayguy'... I'm not clear on what you mean......

    'mayguy'...
    I'm not clear on what you mean...
    "Redo the breaker/fusebox"...the outside boxes? Do what to them? Or the inside panel with the change out from the 30amp to the 45amp breaker?
    Also...
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    Thank you all for your comments. Just to clarify...

    Thank you all for your comments. Just to clarify (mrbillpro), I fully intend to pay the company. As I said, I thought I was to, and was prepared to, pay the installers the balance when they finished...
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    This new system was installed 2 days ago. ...

    This new system was installed 2 days ago.

    Trane XL14i 2TTX4030
    Air Handler TWE040E13FB (variable speed)
    Thermostat TCONT602

    Thermostat was relocated and a 2nd return was installed.
    A new 45...
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    As part of our new system install we are haveing...

    As part of our new system install we are haveing a 2nd return put in.
    The house is L-shaped and we have 2 seperate systems, one zone is for the bedrooms and the other zone is for the main living...
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    Thanks to all the pros who took time to respond....

    Thanks to all the pros who took time to respond. This site is a great tool for homeowners! Two weeks ago I knew NOTHING about air conditioners. I now know how they work, why proper sizing is so...
  36. Located in hot and humid SE Florida. Humidity...

    Located in hot and humid SE Florida. Humidity control is of big concern to us, due to wanting to keep mold/mildew at bay.
    The Trane dealer we are going with steered me away from the XL803...
  37. You might find some useful info on this link. It...

    You might find some useful info on this link. It doesn't address V6, but does talk about v7 vs v8.
    http://www.acca.org/tech/manualj/comparison.php
    Also more info here...
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    First I want to thank all who took time to...

    First I want to thank all who took time to respond....certainly made me a better informed consumer.

    At the moment we are planning with the following system. Haven't signed the agreement yet...will...
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    Just heard back from the dealer. It's the...

    Just heard back from the dealer.

    It's the TAYWAR0082 warranty which reads.."1-5 ton XL package or split system (residential application)-10yr parts and labor on all internal components as...
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    Thanks again leapfrog. I read thru the Trane...

    Thanks again leapfrog. I read thru the Trane website regarding warranties. It only mentions 2 warranty options...one for newly installed equipment, the other for older equipment. Nothing about...
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    Thanks leapfrog. I did email our salesman and...

    Thanks leapfrog. I did email our salesman and asked for clarification...specifically what the Seacoast warranty covers compared to the standard. And he did not say Trane 'requires' it...just that...
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    He called it the "Seacoast Warranty". Said if we...

    He called it the "Seacoast Warranty". Said if we wanted to purchase an extended warranty that Trane would require it to be the "Seacoast Warranty" because we are close to the ocean (not on it...
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    I had a look at your website link. Your site...

    I had a look at your website link. Your site doesn't mention that you have NATE certified techs and you might consider added it. I know I looked for that info when I was checking online for companies...
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    We have no problem with paying for the Manual J,...

    We have no problem with paying for the Manual J, just want to be sure we have the correct system installed.

    The TWE031E13FB, in combo with the outside unit, would give 14 seer. The TWE040E makes...
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    Not sure what a 'heat strip' is Tigerdunes. Heat...

    Not sure what a 'heat strip' is Tigerdunes. Heat is provided within the AC system somehow...electric. Gets used maybe 14 days out of the year. No air cleaner.



    Until this year it was ok, kept...
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    Proposal is for a 2.5 ton split system. Location...

    Proposal is for a 2.5 ton split system. Location is near Ft Lauderdale, Fl. (Hot and Humid, with salty air)

    Trane XL14i 2TTX4030
    Air Handler TWE040E (variable speed)
    Thermostat XL600

    A...
  47. Got it Norm. Thanks for clarifying.

    Got it Norm. Thanks for clarifying.
  48. I'm sorry...I suspect I wasn't clear in my...

    I'm sorry...I suspect I wasn't clear in my original post. To clarify: We are not switching to Puron (R410A). The old system is R-22 and the new system will be the same (at this point at least).
    My...
  49. Leapfrog said: "The good sales folks ALWAYS...

    Leapfrog said:
    "The good sales folks ALWAYS offer to do a load calculation, and the good installers ALWAYS flow nitrogen when brazing linesets."

    So I should confirm the installers will "flow...
  50. In the process of finding a contractor to replace...

    In the process of finding a contractor to replace a 27 yr old split system. Been in the house 4 yrs and had AC maintained yearly since...mold found in the handler portion last 2 yrs. (No idea if...
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