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    Had complaint of odors from duct work. Furnace...

    Had complaint of odors from duct work. Furnace with cased coil in closet, took the coil cover off and on top of the slant evap coil was a lb of raw hamburger meat.
    Manager said last tenets left mad....
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    What is the name of your company? I'm retiring, I...

    What is the name of your company? I'm retiring, I can recommend some of my customers.
    Like you, HVAC is my passion. Good luck.
    Stud
  3. are you changing out the air conditioning coils?

    are you changing out the air conditioning coils?
  4. if this is a new heat pump call the installers...

    if this is a new heat pump call the installers back out something is wrong. If they say a 45 breaker is fine get another Tech.
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    Tecjunkie, don't get a service contract on a 14...

    Tecjunkie,
    don't get a service contract on a 14 year old unit.
    Have a service call and have them clean the coils.
    Any company you get is going to try to sell you a unit.
    Stud
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    The service contracts that get me is the ones...

    The service contracts that get me is the ones that are twice a year on a heat pump. How can a heat pump need checked twice a year.
    Also how can a new heat pump need service? A new HP should only...
  7. Contractor needs to address the ductwork. The...

    Contractor needs to address the ductwork. The unit is only as good as the installation. Demand quality from contractor. Stud
  8. I would think quiet and comfort in a bedroom...

    I would think quiet and comfort in a bedroom would be paramount.
    Stud
  9. Did you and the contactor consider a ductless min...

    Did you and the contactor consider a ductless min split? That system is to big for 500 sq ft

    Stud
  10. I hope all works out. There are lots of HVAC ...

    I hope all works out. There are lots of HVAC contractors who are very good at what they do and follow ACCA guidelines. Look at your case, who benefited from oversized A/C system, not you. The...
  11. Teddy Bear, This is stud, you are giving the ho...

    Teddy Bear,
    This is stud, you are giving the ho to much info, the bottom line is the house sized IAW manual j,d and s. Did they follow ACCA installation procedure. I think not.

    How can we advise...
  12. you do not have enough return. contractor should...

    you do not have enough return. contractor should have corrected that when he wanted to put a 5 ton in. That unit is a top of the line unit, two stage with var sp blower gas furnace. You are probably...
  13. Where to start, do you know a good lawyer? Let's...

    Where to start, do you know a good lawyer? Let's let my peers chime in on this thread, see what they say. I'm to mad right now, another home owner bits the dust. Where in Texas are you? How old is...
  14. Five tons for 1800 square feet, do you think...

    Five tons for 1800 square feet, do you think maybe you want to look at that. What did the manual J worksheet call for?

    You are in big trouble you will always have a humidity problem. what's next...
  15. Where are you getting its against epa rules to...

    Where are you getting its against epa rules to install a R-22 system? Its against the EPA to manufacture a R-22 system, with R-22 in the system. Manufacturing found a loop hole in the rule, and can...
  16. If you found a 10 seer, R-22 brand new in the...

    If you found a 10 seer, R-22 brand new in the box, split or package unit, you can install it. The EPA/government does not care. Manufacturers can't make anything less than 13 seer since,2006. They...
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    recommend a thermostat for me

    I need a non programmable 2 stage thermostat that will bring on auxiliary heat on long run time instead of two degree setting change. Example, if tsat is not satisfied in ten minutes, the second...
  18. I sure hope you didn't pay them already. Why do...

    I sure hope you didn't pay them already. Why do contactors keep oversizeing. Looks like the attic has plenty of room, why didn't they mount it horizontal. Putting a return filter at the unit, how...
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    I miss that sorry disregard

    I miss that sorry disregard
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    y'all seen this?

    http://sporlanonline.com/smart/
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    did you read the instructions?

    did you read the instructions?
  22. Thread: A/C Renew

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    I agree!

    I agree!
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    I will stick by experience " only oil and...

    I will stick by experience " only oil and refrigrant should be in a system" , I don't care how many manufacturing service guidance or put out. If there is a problem do a recall and pay to have it...
  24. Thread: A/C Renew

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    Only two things should be in the system, oil and...

    Only two things should be in the system, oil and refrigrant.
    Stud
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    I install Rinnai. The venting for them is slanted...

    I install Rinnai. The venting for them is slanted down so condensation does not flow back to unit. This setup looks more like a 90+ furnace.
    Read the venting instructions. Call the company and ask...
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    What brand is the Tankless?

    What brand is the Tankless?
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    why don't you fix the leaks then weigh in a...

    why don't you fix the leaks then weigh in a charge?
    Stud
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    Not easy but it can be cleaned. I cleaned one...

    Not easy but it can be cleaned. I cleaned one last week. Any HVAC technician should be able to call tech support and get help.
    Ductless/mini splits are the future of HVAC.
    You need to find the...
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    Jtrammel Will a $20 bill work? Stud

    Jtrammel
    Will a $20 bill work?

    Stud
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    Did the HVAC contractor install tonnage IAW...

    Did the HVAC contractor install tonnage IAW Manual J and Manual D?
    Sounds like over sized and ecm/CFM setup wrong.

    Stud
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    Gravity, You still need to flow nitrogen. Don't...

    Gravity, You still need to flow nitrogen. Don't advise a new tech on something that goes against industry standard. Any amount of heat will cause oxidation. Don't take short cuts.
    Stud
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    I would be more concerned with the right size...

    I would be more concerned with the right size unit. was a manual J and Manual d completed.
    5 tons is a lot.

    Stud
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    Oxy/acetylene the only way to go, get on get off...

    Oxy/acetylene the only way to go, get on get off quickly. Flow nitrogen and you will have no problem.

    Stud
  34. First of all it's called refrigerant Freon is a...

    First of all it's called refrigerant Freon is a brand-name. Your system more than likely uses r 22 yes,you can get r 22.
    You have a very old system I would recommend replacement but not the company...
  35. Beenthere How does it effect warranty? You...

    Beenthere
    How does it effect warranty?
    You talking manufacturer 10 year for parts. Labor warranty from third party?
    Labor warranty from install company?
    Stud
  36. Jason, I have no problem with professional...

    Jason,

    I have no problem with professional HVAC company's, like yours, making a living. Its the ones that lack HVAC knowledge and integrity.
    Your the only company in town who owns a combustion...
  37. Old mike, The parts warranty are from the...

    Old mike,
    The parts warranty are from the manufacturer. They have no way to know if you have maintenance done, and they don't question it.

    Some HVAC companies will give/sale labor warranty. They...
  38. old Mike, You don't need a maintance plan. If...

    old Mike,

    You don't need a maintance plan. If the tech is on a "only get paid if I sale something", you will be taken advantage of. On a new sytem, give me a brake.

    Ask the tech if he has or...
  39. My peers are going to disagree, no you don't need...

    My peers are going to disagree, no you don't need a service agreement. On a new unit that you change your filter. Why would you. In three years pay a service.call and have your coils cleaned. On a ng...
  40. Why insulate the liquid line? Never seen a cover...

    Why insulate the liquid line? Never seen a cover on outside line set like that.
    Stud
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    BagsofFlex, what is your company's name, trying...

    BagsofFlex, what is your company's name, trying to see if I know you.
    Do you know me?
    Stud
  42. Are you sure they're not talking about a...

    Are you sure they're not talking about a disconnect. I do Mitsubishi Mr. Slim and I've never done a GFI. It usually calls for one breaker 15 or 20 amp. Mitsubishi does not require a breaker on the...
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    Duck cleaning is a scam in my opinion I would...

    Duck cleaning is a scam in my opinion I would never recommend it to anybody. First of all how did the dust and dirt get there I would check my duck work and repair it before I did anything. Most of...
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    First of all vacuum does not remove contaminants...

    First of all vacuum does not remove contaminants it removes noncondensible. Removing the Schrader valves only shorten the vacuum time, has nothing to do how deep of a vacuum.

    Stud
  45. I may have spoke too soon I didn't know the whole...

    I may have spoke too soon I didn't know the whole picture. you will still need about 800 CFM of air. They should have done a manual D worksheet to show you. Did you get a manual J load calculation?
    ...
  46. Thats still to small return. Have them show you...

    Thats still to small return. Have them show you their manual D work sheet. I hope you haven't paid them yet.

    As long as the duct work is sealed, a return filter and drawing return air from...
  47. Looks like hacks, BTW what AWG is that wire ton...

    Looks like hacks, BTW what AWG is that wire ton door unit.

    Stud
  48. You will never move a 1000 CFM of air. You need...

    You will never move a 1000 CFM of air. You need duct work IAW manual D, ACCA.

    STUD
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    That guy should go to jail charging those prices...

    That guy should go to jail charging those prices !
    So many crooks out there, see what you get for getting a check up.

    Stud
  50. Is this a split system? Did the tech check at the...

    Is this a split system? Did the tech check at the evap coil for a LL filter? If it's a straight a/c, and a split sys the manufacturer recommend install at the Metering device.

    Stud
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