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  1. Of course you are correct. I misspoke. I was...

    Of course you are correct. I misspoke. I was trying to convey the idea that a lot of portable heaters would be needed to replace the electric heat kit, and I did a poor job of that. Sorry to the OP...
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    Alex, Here is a fun spin for you. Is this...

    Alex,

    Here is a fun spin for you. Is this house a "keeper" for most in your area, or is it a "starter" home? When you go to sell this house in 12-14 years will the buyers be a young family looking...
  3. Jessie, Just so you know. Your portable oil...

    Jessie,

    Just so you know. Your portable oil filled units are 115 volt. The electric strips on your air handler are 230 volt. To produce the same amount of btu output from your portable units you...
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    broncoboxer, I feel the equipment you are...

    broncoboxer,

    I feel the equipment you are looking at is up to you as far as brand, eff, etc. The bottom line is the gentleman that comes to the house to service and maintain it. If you have a...
  5. Cathy, Here is an example page of gas inserts...

    Cathy,

    Here is an example page of gas inserts for fireplaces. http://www.heatnglo.com/Browse/Inserts.aspx
    There are many manufacturers, styles, and decorative fronts available. Just google...
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    NFPA 58 calls for 10# 20 mins. The rest is up to...

    NFPA 58 calls for 10# 20 mins. The rest is up to the supplier and local code enforcement.
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    xmt, Call your installing dealer and have them...

    xmt,

    Call your installing dealer and have them enable SSR (Smooth Setback Recovery) on your thermostat. This will let the unit come up to temp by set time. They can also enable the SSR STG2 LOCK...
  8. Thread: test

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    test

    test
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    Installs look nice! I don't like the condensate...

    Installs look nice! I don't like the condensate drain on the last pic though. If the 3/4 PVC plugs at the bottom during AC season you will fill the HX on the furnace full of water.

    Great...
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    ??? I don't get your logic here. That is a bypass...

    ??? I don't get your logic here. That is a bypass humidifier.....
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    Install manuals I've read say .6 oz per ft of 3/8...

    Install manuals I've read say .6 oz per ft of 3/8 LL, or 3 oz per 5 foot. In this case you would be undercharged. Adds up to no SC and high SH on fixed metering device. Low airflow is the low...
  12. Thread: cold weather

    by westval
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    We subscribe to the same theory here. Check it...

    We subscribe to the same theory here. Check it correctly and it will operate correctly.
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    With a TXV system you aren't filling the evap,...

    With a TXV system you aren't filling the evap, the TXV is. I've found very few TXV evap coils in residential applications that didn't try darn hard to maintain about 18* SH.

    With the info you...
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    With my SH chart, 65 ODA and 69 IDWB should be...

    With my SH chart, 65 ODA and 69 IDWB should be closer to 31.5 deg SH. Without knowing your DT and exit wetbulb I would say you are either overcharged or short on air flow. Check the exit wetbulb and...
  15. Thread: Head Scratcher

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    No. That's why I said friction and dynamic...

    No.

    That's why I said friction and dynamic loss would play into the calculation as well, but TDH is the driving factor.

    Also think about "static" loss...
  16. Thread: Head Scratcher

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    Add the TDH. Temp is the same but pressure...

    Add the TDH. Temp is the same but pressure increases. So SC is higher. Friction loss and dynamic loss will play into it as well, but TDH will increase SC.
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    Either variable would add load to the evap coil....

    Either variable would add load to the evap coil. Increased load will increase superheat which will increase pressure inside evap coil.

    Take Mark's example above. 80 deg @ 30% equals about 26.6 BTU...
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    I agree with mounting on the return side. Plugged...

    I agree with mounting on the return side. Plugged drain lines and poor maintainance by the homeowner tend to cause leaks that could run through the furnace or blower coil and short out boards, blower...
  19. Thread: Coil combs

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    I have the best luck with a butter knife. Set the...

    I have the best luck with a butter knife. Set the helper down on a bucket and give him a couple hours. Most times the customer will opt to comb fins instead of paying $70.00/hour to have it...
  20. Thread: Please explain

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    Had to check his profile, John. He's not that...

    Had to check his profile, John. He's not that old. Just spends to much time in the compressor room.....:grin2:
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    Get the service wrench, it's cheap. Takes around...

    Get the service wrench, it's cheap. Takes around 20-25 mins to do a tune up on a pulse.
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    Does the unit make a "wooofing" noise? (not a...

    Does the unit make a "wooofing" noise? (not a joke on your barking description :grin2:). If so, are these units set for 2 stage or modulating?
  23. Thread: Lenox Furnace

    by westval
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    228 is a failure to calibrate code. Both...

    228 is a failure to calibrate code. Both responses above are great, and add to that venting and termination per the manual.
  24. Molecular Degregation? Same thing happens to wet...

    Molecular Degregation? Same thing happens to wet sleeves on a diesel engine.
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    Had a call from a new resteraunt owner in town....

    Had a call from a new resteraunt owner in town. Freezer won't keep up. Found that "freezer" was a medium temp unit. Helped move all the product one door over. All has been good ever since.
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