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  1. ClimateMaster communicating thermostat using Smart Recovery even when it's turned off

    I have a ClimateMaster communicating thermostat that was just replaced along with the control board by the distributor. I have been having issues with the cold where it seems like the unit can't keep...
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    ClimateMaster pump speed

    We recently had some issues with our ClimateMaster Tranquility 30. We had to have the distributor come out and replace both the board and the thermostat. It's a communicating stat that can tell us...
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    Is my desuperheater working?

    I have a ClimateMaster Tranquility 30 Two stage digital (Model TEV038AGD02CLTS). We have the CM branded thermostat that can read codes and program the unit. We recently had to have the main circuit...
  4. Hmm. Ok. I was worried about burning out the...

    Hmm. Ok. I was worried about burning out the motor if it was on for, say, 20 hours a day. I guess you are both saying that's not something to worry about? If so, I'll leave it alone.
  5. Turn off two-stage operation of ClimateMaster that can't keep up on low stage?

    Hi, I've got a ClimateMaster Tranquility 30 Model TEV038AGD02CLTS. It's connected to a ClimateMaster branded thermostat (ATC32U01) that's set up to run in two stages: stage two when we're 2 degrees...
  6. Northern Virginia: Arlington, VA.

    Northern Virginia: Arlington, VA.
  7. Thanks for all of your help and the detailed...

    Thanks for all of your help and the detailed information. I have a document from the original contractor that lists "System Loads". Maybe that's what you're asking for w/r/t Manual J:



    I know...
  8. Wouldn't the fact that the loop is too short be...

    Wouldn't the fact that the loop is too short be the reason the temps are running below freezing? So that would actually be the scary that needs to be addressed first??

    Not sure what Glycol is but...
  9. I think the horizontal loop reached a maximum of...

    I think the horizontal loop reached a maximum of 30 feet deep.
  10. Hmm. Ok, I'll run the emergency heat for a day or...

    Hmm. Ok, I'll run the emergency heat for a day or so to give the ground a break and defrost the PT ports and will modify my away-from-home checklist to decrease the split.

    As for the loop, they...
  11. Bad geothermal install followup - need more loop?

    I posted about our problems in a previous thread.. To not have to re-hash, I had a geothermal install done with a 3 ton ClimateMaster Tranquility 30 (replacing a 3 ton HVAC electric cool/gas heat)...
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    As a follow up to the possible issues with the...

    As a follow up to the possible issues with the length of the loop. The installer did mention something about mixing the grout in such a way so as to have increased conductivity. The horizontal runs...
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    Here are pictures of the unit. The supply running...

    Here are pictures of the unit. The supply running out of the top is 20" x 16" and it runs into an 8" x 16" and an 8" x 12" duct. Both have a damper on them. The return is 28" x 8.5".

    The installer...
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    Sorry, I don't want to break any rules. Please...

    Sorry, I don't want to break any rules. Please ignore any questions that aren't allowed to be answered here. If you'd like to discuss those, please message me separately with your email address and I...
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    At this point, I need to decide whether to quit...

    At this point, I need to decide whether to quit working with this guy and have another contractor come take a look or delay final payment to him. Do any of you have any recommendations as to how to...
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    Wow. Thanks for all of the information. I just...

    Wow. Thanks for all of the information. I just looked at a recent survey of my house and I'd re-estimate that the bores were probably 150' long each. Still significantly shorter than your 500' per...
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    The install was a horizontal bore. Some of it's...

    The install was a horizontal bore. Some of it's 30 feet deep and the shallowest parts are around 4 feet deep where they connected the ends. They basically ran two bores and pulled back 3 pipes in...
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    New geothermal install gone bad

    I just had an existing forced air HVAC replaced with geothermal. The old unit was electric A/C with gas heat - both forced air. I chose my contractor because he made some promises about re-zoning...
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    I'm in Virginia. How can I find out if my state...

    I'm in Virginia. How can I find out if my state is one of those states?

    If states don't allow the central returns, what's the reasoning behind that?
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    Sorry I wasn't clear on that - they want to use...

    Sorry I wasn't clear on that - they want to use the existing ducts around the first floor as supply.

    My main question, though, is that if the heating/cooling on the main level seems fine now, what...
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    Re-ducting the entire house

    As part of a larger geothermal installation (at a fixed cost) which includes zoning our house with a 4-ton, 2-stage system, our contractor is recommending we re-duct the whole thing in the basement...
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