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    IMO, this has gone on long enough. I would...

    IMO, this has gone on long enough. I would suggest contacting a lawyer.
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    When was the Notice of Completion filed? ...

    When was the Notice of Completion filed? Sometimes builders hold off filing those until the hold is sold. The 4 years would start from that date.
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    Since your paying for electricity, I would push...

    Since your paying for electricity, I would push until this unit gets properly repaired, otherwise you could be paying hundreds more per month for electric usage.
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    For comparison purposes, I live in an 1800 sq....

    For comparison purposes, I live in an 1800 sq. ft. home in TN with a 10 yr. old Rheem heat pump. Whole house is electric, electric hot water, stove, dryer. We keep the house at 70 during the winter....
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    The smell your referring to sure sounds like...

    The smell your referring to sure sounds like dirty-sock syndrome. IMO, the only proven cure for this is to have a coated coil installed.
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    I've been living with the DSS for many years now...

    I've been living with the DSS for many years now and have done a ton of research on this subject. The one comment I read over and over again, old unit had no DSS, new install does. Thats what...
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    This is not a DIY forum. You need to call a...

    This is not a DIY forum. You need to call a licensed certified HVAC professional to install a new filter for you. You may injury yourself or the equipment if you attempt to change out the filter...
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    Well we all know construction and drywall dust...

    Well we all know construction and drywall dust will get everywhere. There's no way a cleaning will remove all of it. Just think every crevice, circuit board, motor windings, coils, heat exchanger,...
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    Good pickup. I agree, that dust looks like the...

    Good pickup. I agree, that dust looks like the type which comes from acoustical tiles.
  10. Now this is interesting. Why hasn't this thread...

    Now this is interesting. Why hasn't this thread been closed down yet? The other day when someone asked what type and where they could find filters, the responses were "This is not a DIY website and...
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    Seems to me somewhere after the filters, there is...

    Seems to me somewhere after the filters, there is an opening in the ductwork, allowing the insulation fibers to be sucked in and distributed throughout the house. I would check every return line,...
  12. Also should mentioned we keep the thermostat set...

    Also should mentioned we keep the thermostat set at 72 degrees, 24/7.
  13. For your comparison: Live in 1700 sq. ranch in...

    For your comparison:

    Live in 1700 sq. ranch in Middle TN. All electric, non-insulated crawl space, non-insulated floors, 3 ton heat pump, 2 adults, 1 teenager. KWH last month was 1690.
  14. Sounds like something is not wired correctly/or...

    Sounds like something is not wired correctly/or set properly with your heat pump and your aux. heat is constantly running. Here in TN I live in an 1800 sf home, all electric, and use on the average...
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    Oh thats right it must be the homeowners fault...

    Oh thats right it must be the homeowners fault for getting DSS. Most of the installers and manufacturers always blame the HO rather than looking at the equipment today. Tell me why my old HP didn't...
  16. Good idea about sealing rooms and ruling out that...

    Good idea about sealing rooms and ruling out that particular area. I still think checking out all air handlers and the unit in the attic. Sometimes these may not be sealed well and unfiltered air...
  17. Where is the furnace, air handler located? If...

    Where is the furnace, air handler located? If its in the attic, and you already checked the returns for any possible leaks whereby insulation fibers could be sucked in, I would look closely at the...
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    I went with a well respected Dealer recommended...

    I went with a well respected Dealer recommended by Rheem.

    The problems we have are due to poor manufacturing and design of equipment, IMO.

    The installer who wanted to replace our unit with a...
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    Well I live in Nashville and went with a Rheem...

    Well I live in Nashville and went with a Rheem product 4-5 yrs. ago. BIG MISTAKE and the 10 YR. RHEEM WARRANTY is WORTHLESS, IMO.
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    Boiler Pics

    From looking at your latest pics, it sure looks like they smashed and dented this boiler in many places. How many of you would buy a new car, pick it up from a dealer with dents in the fenders and a...
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    Any updates?

    Any updates?
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    If you installed 2 coated coils last year to...

    If you installed 2 coated coils last year to resolve a smell issue, are you 100% sure you correctly diagnosed the problem?

    Who provided the coating? Did the coating include a biostat?
    Was the...
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    Well its readily apparent that RoBoTeq will only...

    Well its readily apparent that RoBoTeq will only fault and blame the homeowner who has DSS in their system.

    RoBoTeq to say you don't know the cause of the problem or how to resolve it, is simply...
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    I'm starting to see posts from IAQ professionals...

    I'm starting to see posts from IAQ professionals that this problem will become more common with the new regulations going into effect. With more higher seer units being installed, I'd bet in 2 yrs....
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    I saw your post regarding the bill comparison,...

    I saw your post regarding the bill comparison, but what about actually KWH usage. Our bills here in TN show a usage comparison between last year and this year.

    Do your bills show this? With going...
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    Something doesn't sound right. We have a 3 ton...

    Something doesn't sound right. We have a 3 ton unit, 1800 sq. ranch, in TN, and have no problem keeping house at 72, all winter without the use of the heat strips.
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    If your don't add on the additional sq. feet, 3...

    If your don't add on the additional sq. feet, 3 ton seems large for only 950 sq. feet.
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    How does your KWH usage compare to last year? If...

    How does your KWH usage compare to last year? If your KWH usage has doubled and everything else in your household has stayed the same, seems likely there's a problem with the RHEEM unit.

    If...
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    ...."Whether we make the coil less hospitipal for...

    ...."Whether we make the coil less hospitipal for these microbes or we destroy these microbes before they can produce their offensive odors are up to the individual circumstances of the application...
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    Stink stack? Are you referring to the...

    Stink stack? Are you referring to the ventilation pipe installed in a homes plumbing system? Our DSS smell only occurs during the defrost cycle in a heating season. The DSS smell is very distinct,...
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    Well I haven't had any problems debating the DSS...

    Well I haven't had any problems debating the DSS issue, I will say your post about miss application did raise my blood pressure somewhat.

    This has been a very frustrating issue and many many...
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    How detailed do you want me to get? Yes, the coil...

    How detailed do you want me to get? Yes, the coil was cleaned prior to the biocide application with either the power cleaner or micro cleaner.

    Should I go into the mixing of the two ingrediants,...
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    The BBJ Microbiocide has been both fogged and...

    The BBJ Microbiocide has been both fogged and pressure sprayed in the ductwork and unit. The ductwork and inside of heat pump were throughly covered with the product several times. Heat pump was...
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    The BBJ products were tried around six times. ...

    The BBJ products were tried around six times. Both by the installer and myself.

    How does one miss-apply a spray on product. All instructions provided by BBJ were followed.
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    Been there, done that. The BBJ products did not...

    Been there, done that. The BBJ products did not help our problem at all.
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    Ok to answer a few of the questions recently...

    Ok to answer a few of the questions recently posted.

    1. There is a reservior a few miles away.

    2. There is no standing water around the home or under the home. All ground is well pitched...
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    Bornriding, I saturate the coil directly with the...

    Bornriding, I saturate the coil directly with the 3 cans of Lysol II, wait 30 minutes, then procede to finish the cleaning. If I didn't do any rinsing, the Lysol smell would be unbearable inside the...
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    If you bought a new car, picked it up from the...

    If you bought a new car, picked it up from the dealer, drove it off the lot, down the street and suddenly the engine starts making all sorts of noise, what would you do?

    You would take it back to...
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    JrBenny, I would suggest you re-read my post. The...

    JrBenny, I would suggest you re-read my post. The post did respond directly to your unit and the units you sell. Maybe you just missed that statement.

    Karsthuntr, I would be interested in...
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    Once again, you fail to answer my question. Why...

    Once again, you fail to answer my question. Why didn't our old HEIL package unit have DSS? The problem started with the new unit.

    Maybe the coils in your unit and the units you sell are designed...
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    If my indoor air is the factor in this situation,...

    If my indoor air is the factor in this situation, please explain why our old package unit never had the problem!

    Bite the bullet, send me $1200 and I'll get a coated coil installed. I don't have...
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    Caused by high humidity? We keep the humidity...

    Caused by high humidity? We keep the humidity level in our home between 40-45% year round. That level is far from being high humidity.

    Yes, the Lysol Disinfectant Spray II does help quite a bit. ...
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    If it's in the air inside the home, how come all...

    If it's in the air inside the home, how come all of us who have DSS never had the problem with our previous units?

    Once again, its the evaporator coils, how there manufactured and materials used....
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    Our package unit sits outside the home with the...

    Our package unit sits outside the home with the metal ductwork going into the crawl space. Ductwork connections are sealed with mastic, taped, and well insulated. Crawl space floor has two layers of...
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    Well, we have a packaged unit with severe DSS....

    Well, we have a packaged unit with severe DSS. There is no ductboard ductwork in our home. All the ducts in our home are metal, sealed with mastic, and insulated. No flex, no ductboard.

    Bottom...
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    By the way: We do not have or ever had any...

    By the way:

    We do not have or ever had any cats/dogs or any other type of animals living in our home. We are not smokers either. Look at the inside of our ductwork and coil, all extremely clean,...
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    DSS

    Well I've been living with this problem for about about 4 years now, researched this problem extensively, and even provided the manufacturer of our equipment (RHEEM) about 100 pages of material on...
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    Smell

    About 4 years ago we had a new Rheem unit installed at our residence. We've been suffering from the dirty sock smell ever since. Yes, it only occurs during the defost cycle during the colder months....
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    I'm interested in viewing your comments on the...

    I'm interested in viewing your comments on the repair solution to my heat pump.

    bb, Doc, bwal, mrbill... is this how you would repair your or one of your customers heat pumps. Caulk, dismantle...
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    Here's a more detailed explanation of the water...

    Here's a more detailed explanation of the water leakage.

    Rain water was leaking from where the electrical wiring passes through from the compressor area to the electrical compartment. The water...
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