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    Thanks guys. I gave my pro the model number and...

    Thanks guys. I gave my pro the model number and his Rheem tech contact also said it should do this and sent him the details. I'll post an update after the service.

    As for the hard start, that pump...
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    Temp sensor driven or timer driven, the tstat has...

    Temp sensor driven or timer driven, the tstat has to switch from HP to furnace, and either way its not going to know if it is still running any more one way or the the other.

    Anyway I've observed...
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    Yes, it does. The temp is off by ten deg or more...

    Yes, it does. The temp is off by ten deg or more when cold, but it has one.
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    Yes, that is what I want... but it's not...

    Yes, that is what I want... but it's not happening now.

    I found this. It would take me a month to decode all the abbreviations within:
    ...
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    Can Rheem tstat do fallback?

    My pro is coming out Friday, and he's doubtful that he can set up my thermostat to do what I want, so I figured that I'd throw the question out to you guys.

    Background- A few years ago I had some...
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    My confidence level is rising. :) Since...

    My confidence level is rising. :)

    Since separating the Romex from the 3-wire, I have had steady temperature readings for months now.

    Low temps are still off, a record cold snap last week said...
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    Loonie, You are right, it is a W-R, it only...

    Loonie,

    You are right, it is a W-R, it only had one cross with a Romex I could find (who knows what happens once it goes into the wall), I separated it by about 3 inches, no change, I pulled the...
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    My gas bills go between $60 and $100 a month. It...

    My gas bills go between $60 and $100 a month. It was my electric bill that doubled when the outdoor sensor malfunctioned, because it was running just the heat pump during the coldest month of the...
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    Problem with outdoor heat sensor

    Hi,

    A couple of years ago I came here, found a lot of answers to my heat pump problems and with a little help, selected a new Rheem modulating LP furnace (RGFD-09EZCMS). Thanks to everyone who...
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    I'm sure they could have, but no one of the two...

    I'm sure they could have, but no one of the two service companies over multiple years ever offered to clean my coils, inside or out.:whistle:

    They did offer to sell me a new system, though! :eek2:...
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    That depends. Are most of your energy costs...

    That depends. Are most of your energy costs heating or cooling? Is the existing coil & condensor a heat pump or just an A/C? Are you replacing 8 SEER equipment or 13 SEER?



    In general, no, it...
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    I might point out that Chapter 11 means they are...

    I might point out that Chapter 11 means they are trying to stay in business. Chapter 7 is the really bad news, liquidation.

    Does this means that people will get their warranty? That's up to the...
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    The rest of my story is already on this site. ...

    The rest of my story is already on this site.

    To answer the other question...

    I hired the duct cleaners to clean my ducts. They didn't offer, nor did I know (at the time) to ask about the coil....
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    In my case, it was hiring duct cleaners. -HF

    In my case, it was hiring duct cleaners.

    -HF
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    I'm wondering if it isn't drawing air from some...

    I'm wondering if it isn't drawing air from some place you wouldn't expect- like through the wall it is mounted in. That might explain the dirt, and even the humidity.

    -HF
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    I live in Maryland and own a new modulating, 95%+...

    I live in Maryland and own a new modulating, 95%+ furnace, so you may be interested in my opinion (or not).

    While I'm not familiar with the Bryant lineup, most 80% furnaces are very basic- one or...
  17. In which case, it is still under warranty. -HF

    In which case, it is still under warranty.

    -HF
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    Are you aware that running the fan continuously...

    Are you aware that running the fan continuously in A/C mode increases house humidity? It re-evaporates the pound or two of water on the indoor coil instead of letting it drain out.

    Are you really...
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    Another homeowner

    Are you still ready to replace?

    I had a frustrating time with my heat pump/AC. After two different companies and many service calls, I got tired of the poor heating performance and high electric...
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    Confusion on HP sizing

    I'm really confused.

    Let's take a semi-hypothetical case. Say I have a house that needs 70K BTU/Hr to meet heat loss at coldest design temps.

    The homeowner upgrades from 3 ton HP with 5KW...
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    I call BS. -HF

    I call BS.

    -HF
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    It's his house. He can post all the pics he...

    It's his house. He can post all the pics he wants.

    -HF
  23. It has been my observation that salesman are...

    It has been my observation that salesman are happy to sell all the features of a high-end brand name, and then let the installers go with silly stupid defaults, defeating all or most of those...
  24. TB, do you have any other concern, than everyone...

    TB, do you have any other concern, than everyone get a whole-house dehumidifier?

    It's Florida, not the land of many cool, humid days and nights.

    A good A/C system with dehumidification on...
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    Most foam materials off-gas for a while and then...

    Most foam materials off-gas for a while and then settle down, unless heated or exposed to solvents.

    Most cotton materials are treated with Lanolin at some point in their processing.

    You might...
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    Makes perfect sense to me. OK, he should have...

    Makes perfect sense to me.

    OK, he should have used "where" instead of "were", and "an" instead of "and" (a common keyboarding error).

    From the web page description: "When the furnace blower...
  27. I thought washables were "Paul Harvey" filters...

    I thought washables were "Paul Harvey" filters with really bad PD's.

    If not, what precisely is a "Paul Harvey" filter?

    -HF
  28. Three things to think about. An economic...

    Three things to think about.


    An economic downturn (that materially affects the business you are in) is a bad time to ask for a raise.

    He's giving you a little cut, probably because he's...
  29. Go outside to the exhaust , and smell for gas. ...

    Go outside to the exhaust , and smell for gas.



    Was your unit converted from updraft to side mount? If so, they may not have secured the blower assembly properly.



    Perhaps with their...
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    You want a cooling mister that really works,...

    You want a cooling mister that really works, check this out:

    http://www.sprinkool-systems.com/

    -HF
  31. Looks at site rules, no DIY. -HF

    Looks at site rules, no DIY.

    -HF
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    Sealing leaky ducts into conditioned space means...

    Sealing leaky ducts into conditioned space means more air where it was supposed to go, and less where it was going. In this case, you may have created the musty problem by removing conditioned air...
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    No, I just meant read it enough to answer your...

    No, I just meant read it enough to answer your question.

    -HF
  34. He's trying to manage the anger and frustration...

    He's trying to manage the anger and frustration of being ripped off. That results in troll-like behaviour, but I don't think that trolling is his primary desire.

    Of course, I might be wrong...
    ...
  35. My apologies, RoboTeq. I tried to go back and...

    My apologies, RoboTeq. I tried to go back and edit the post with the offer, but there is no Edit button there any more.

    -HF
  36. Well, hey, I didn't post the name on the site,...

    Well, hey, I didn't post the name on the site, and I'm not complaining 15 years later either... only 4! :D

    Anyway, a contractor that is told that a duct cleaning just took place, and then adds 3...
  37. Thread: Need Advice

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    Where do you live, what type of house...

    Where do you live, what type of house construction? It's hard to second-guess a Manual J when we don't even know if you're in Texas or Ottawa. The design temps differ a bit between the two.

    Gas...
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    Brings back memories. I used to rent, a bunch of...

    Brings back memories. I used to rent, a bunch of different places, I guess I was a serial renter. :) One place was the upstairs of an old townhouse, landlord used to live there and was happy to let...
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    Mine are mastic sealed. To me,...

    Mine are mastic sealed.






    To me, soffit means the part of the underside of the roof that extends beyond the outer wall of the house. I don't know what the "cabinet" is.

    I don't know...
  40. Sounds good. Make sure, if you have soffit vents,...

    Sounds good. Make sure, if you have soffit vents, that the insulation is not blocking them.

    If you haven't already, consider getting a checkup/maintenance that includes- cleaning of inside and...
  41. Roger that. All the vendor has to do is, once...

    Roger that.

    All the vendor has to do is, once a month say they have been in contact with the customer and are working on the problem, and they are golden. Whether that is true or not is another...
  42. Heh. It only costs 1 or 2 hours of lawyer time...

    Heh.

    It only costs 1 or 2 hours of lawyer time to have a lawyer send a firmly worded letter, with all of the homeowner's research included, not $10K. Besides, losers pay lawyer's fee if a court...
  43. The General Contractor's job is to get the job...

    The General Contractor's job is to get the job done according to a.) contract (price/schedule), b.) code and c.) spec (architect plans + home owner choices). If he got the sub-contractor to get his...
  44. You'll definitely scare off the lame ones, but...

    You'll definitely scare off the lame ones, but that's a good thing. Whether there are any useful bidders left after that, depends on where you live and who you've contacted.

    Some may not want to...
  45. Sure. Add a return. That "problem room" in most...

    Sure. Add a return. That "problem room" in most any house probably doesn't need more duct going in, so much as duct going OUT. With the too-hold or too-cold air being evacuated, the incoming duct...
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    Sounds like you are getting the level of service...

    Sounds like you are getting the level of service you are paying for. :)



    Anyone can put together an engineering wish-list. A true engineer will build that wish-list.



    That price at 18+...
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    I had a system overcharged for 4 years. It worked...

    I had a system overcharged for 4 years. It worked OK at cooling and poorly at heating. When switching modes or stressed it would throw the circuit breaker.

    After I paid for a furnace, I found out...
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    The best time to buy from a pro is when they are...

    The best time to buy from a pro is when they are not insanely busy. I got my furnace quotes near the end of heating season (late Feb-early Mar) and had it installed before the start of cooling...
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    You need to contact the manfacturer, and/or get a...

    You need to contact the manfacturer, and/or get a copy of the install manual for the unit. That has all the clearance information you need.

    -HF
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    When a contractor expresses misgivings about a...

    When a contractor expresses misgivings about a more advanced technology, it usually means they either a.) never installed it and are afraid of it, or b.) installed it once, screwed it up, and blame...
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