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    Hey Tecgeek, I service your area and my family...

    Hey Tecgeek,

    I service your area and my family run business has for the past 61 years.

    I have installed and serviced geothermal for almost 26 years now...we have installed acadia and now the...
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    Looks similiar to a problem we had with a...

    Looks similiar to a problem we had with a 4TWX5030 that was installed summer of 2008. The HP would constantly go in and out of defrost all winter during the coldest days. Bottom of outdoor coil would...
  3. What brand did I switch too? Trane, and as...

    What brand did I switch too?

    Trane, and as previous threads remark it is all about the distributer- customer support.

    We are very happy, enjoying our best years ever, since my father started...
  4. I dropped Lennox after 28 years of loyalty. ...

    I dropped Lennox after 28 years of loyalty.

    Looking back it started shortly after the company went public. The bean counters focused on the bottom line and not the customer.

    Inventory was...
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    I have no idea if they are sizing it correctly. I...

    I have no idea if they are sizing it correctly. I am not there.

    The equipment is only as good as the duct system that will deliver the energy to the space.

    It is your job to interview the...
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    From reading your post, I would look for a...

    From reading your post, I would look for a contractor that understands air flow. Ask for a contractor that will inspect, test and record the airflow.

    Check out the National Comfort Institute web...
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    We had a similair experience about 20 years ago...

    We had a similair experience about 20 years ago with a new construction job. Well was drilled and clear, clean water was found. So we installed the HP as a WSHP a 3 -ton Waterfurnace. Home was...
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    Do not be so quick to blame the equipment. 70% of...

    Do not be so quick to blame the equipment. 70% of a quality installation is the responsibilty of the contractor with the installation. 20% is the box and 10% the customer.

    In Glen's case, I have...
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    cracked coil, loss of refrigerant, system run dry...

    cracked coil, loss of refrigerant, system run dry , 6 year old HP26 = probably have "green slime" internally and causing the restriction.

    Your tech is givng you good advice to replace the whole...
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    I can only walk on water during the winter when...

    I can only walk on water during the winter when it is frozen- AKA ice.
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    One of our biggest challenges selling HVAC...

    One of our biggest challenges selling HVAC equipment is to give the customers a chance to "kick the tires".

    That is why word of mouth is so helpfull and a primary focus with our company.

    Yet...
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    We are now 23 pages deep, lots of good advice,...

    We are now 23 pages deep,
    lots of good advice,
    even more crap advice from others,
    system still not corrected, HO going to have to live with it and the electricity bills.



    and then people ask...
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    Lets review, a new vertical bore in PA.,...

    Lets review,

    a new vertical bore in PA., Questionable install practises.
    It is now late Nov, early Dec, EWT at 32F.
    Still have another 3 months of the coldest winter to go through and your loop...
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    Scary thought, How many more loops have they...

    Scary thought, How many more loops have they done this way?

    Hopefully they take ownership and correct the problem.

    Have you talked to the distributor yet? They should be involved and...
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    Jongig, Another way to say "reverse return"...

    Jongig,

    Another way to say "reverse return" would be "first off- last on".

    So, on the side of the tee #2 (first off) follow the pipe out and back and it should be connected onto the end of...
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    Jongig, your last pic with labels shows us...

    Jongig,

    your last pic with labels shows us that the loops are NOT piped in the required "Reverse return method" as Robo was talking about.

    Loop two will get all / majority of the flow. You...
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    Huck check your PM's in the other forum.

    Huck check your PM's in the other forum.
  18. Home Depot..... Lately they have been running...

    Home Depot.....

    Lately they have been running with the moto " You can do it- We can help".

    Guess it is time to ask HD for help.......but I have a hunch you will need a pro.
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    Have to agree with the Lennox pain. We were a...

    Have to agree with the Lennox pain. We were a Lennox dealer for 28 years. Grew up with the Pulse. Started to get some grey hair with the Complete heat. Lost my religion over the TX valves. When...
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    Coil in the RA drop makes a lot of sense to have...

    Coil in the RA drop makes a lot of sense to have both furnace and Heat pump working together for more efficiency/ energy savings. Most manufactures will not warranty Hx with that set up. With the new...
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    I suggest you look at all options before you...

    I suggest you look at all options before you purchase testo. I have owned 4 different sets in the past 2 years. All sets have leaked out of the service valves. 2 sets have been returned for service...
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    Redoing a hacks job? I will always look at it...

    Redoing a hacks job? I will always look at it and price it accordingly

    - we always make more $$$ cleaning up a mess than if we had sold and installed the job in the first place. That is when I...
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    Project starts mid to end of January, 2008. 4...

    Project starts mid to end of January, 2008.

    4 flights home per year included as required.

    Throw away the heavy coat, mitts and long johns- work in the islands where you can fish , swim and...
  24. Thread: Lennox or Not

    by jthom
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    You should ask other Lennox dealers face to face...

    You should ask other Lennox dealers face to face what their opinion would be- you will get a better explanation than any reply on a public forum.
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    A/C and duct Installer for Abacos Project

    18 month project for "Condo" style new construction. Starts jan. 2008. 1.5 thru to 7.5 ton split equipment with exhaust fans and controls. All Trane high end equipment.

    Looking for a lead...
  26. Thread: Testo 560

    by jthom
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    Warning I purchased two last year in May 2006-...

    Warning

    I purchased two last year in May 2006- both used for a couple months and then sent back due to refrigerant leaks inside. lost good part of the summer season without them.

    Told this...
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    ask them to recommend someone who knows what they...

    ask them to recommend someone who knows what they are doing to inspect, test and resolve this noise issue - we cannot trouble shoot it over the internet.......

    To bad the Factory Rep wasted your...
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    Factory rep on site- did he just come out and...

    Factory rep on site- did he just come out and simply look at it for a PR showing or did he do a complete physical and record all of his tests to try and resolve the noise issue?????

    without any...
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    Primmers- I have 2 of last years model and one...

    Primmers- I have 2 of last years model and one new one this years model as seen in the link in a previous post. I do not use the tools, I get to buy them and place them in my service trucks for my...
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    Have the installer check the Total External...

    Have the installer check the Total External Static Pressure (TESP).

    With a 6 ton unit on a (retrofit?), possible ductwork is undersized for the airflow capacity of the heat pump.

    If...
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    I have 3 now, bought 2 last year in May and...

    I have 3 now, bought 2 last year in May and another this past week - paid $600 CDN each- worth it IMHO...:)
  32. Thread: green slime?

    by jthom
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    The Trane products hand book indicates "Internal...

    The Trane products hand book indicates "Internal high/low pressure & temperature protection" for the XL14i.
  33. Thread: green slime?

    by jthom
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    Jbodden- only way to get rid of green dye/slime...

    Jbodden- only way to get rid of green dye/slime is to replace the entire refrigeration system, ie indoor coil, lineset, Tx valve and outdoor unit. Green slime is created when a R22 system runs...
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    1993 WaterFurnace model ATV070 on a vertical bore...

    1993 WaterFurnace model ATV070 on a vertical bore
    2007 installed a Goodman GMV9590 and CAUF coil, TX valve - cut the WF in half and reconnected to Gas furnace to make a hybrid heating system. 100%...
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    Glen what happens if it is the design and the...

    Glen
    what happens if it is the design and the new unit starts to have problems?

    Sounds like no one has actually discovered the reason for the compressor failures. Several have asked for the...
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    The Tranquility 27 is our best selling GSHP-...

    The Tranquility 27 is our best selling GSHP- variable speed ECM fan motor and 2-speed compressor, plus 10-year refrigeration part warranty- most efficient and the quietest if installed correctly.
    ...
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    This is always a tough one - 10-years old- half...

    This is always a tough one - 10-years old- half way to life expectancy- I always recommend repair & replacment and let the HO make the decision based onhow much they want to spend.

    The challenge...
  38. Thread: Hrv

    by jthom
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    Exhaust fans? possible, depends on the size of...

    Exhaust fans? possible, depends on the size of the home and the ventilation requirements. Your contractor should be able to design and size the HRV and the ductwork for required ventilation. Also...
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    mdharris- I take it you have been burn't also-...

    mdharris- I take it you have been burn't also- replaced that brand about 2 years ago. I suspect Atta Boy Dave is rolling over- if ya know what I mean......
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    After 28 years as a Lennox dealer I got to ask-...

    After 28 years as a Lennox dealer I got to ask- how can they service a customer without parts readily available in the local warehouses?

    Seems to me the share holders are now more important than...
  41. I bet you take your own steak to a restaurant...

    I bet you take your own steak to a restaurant just to save some money.....

    Sounds like you need to hire Bubba's Heaten and Coolen- they need work and I would prefer they are occupied with your...
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    Hey JRBenny nice truck, been looking at...

    Hey JRBenny

    nice truck, been looking at replacing my tahoe with a Ridgeline- what is the expected mileage with your truck?
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    Okay here goes with my two cents.... As long...

    Okay here goes with my two cents....

    As long as I can remember my father always bought ford vans with the odd GM and dodge mixed in. The 80's to mid 90's were strickly Fords. Then I started...
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    Poll: Yes I do - made the switch over the past...

    Yes I do

    - made the switch over the past couple of years. Previously sold another brand that has drastically reduced their inventory of repair parts and equipment. Hard to sell what is not...
  45. Aircooled is correct about the parts issue with...

    Aircooled is correct about the parts issue with Lennox.
  46. Sorry don't go to Que. Let me check with one...

    Sorry don't go to Que.

    Let me check with one of the suppliers in the city on monday morning- they will give us names of contractors up there that will do the job right.

    Check out the...
  47. 3-0 Pens Although secretly a Leafs fan.

    3-0 Pens
    Although secretly a Leafs fan.
  48. Go Sens Go 2-0 already - hope you are not...

    Go Sens Go

    2-0 already

    - hope you are not a habs fan
    - can't help you then LOL
  49. Doc Contact me - I'm just outside of the city...

    Doc
    Contact me - I'm just outside of the city and will try to help you out. Contact info is in my profile.
  50. Thread: Canada

    by jthom
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    Hey Tex- check your map, that cold air is coming...

    Hey Tex- check your map, that cold air is coming from Alaska. Isn't Alaska the largest and coldest state????? LOL;)
    So far in Eastern Ontario the grass is still green- but the weatherman predicts...
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