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  1. Do you see any issues with using zoning on a two...

    Do you see any issues with using zoning on a two stage vari furnace with a single stage cond that has Honeywell zoning where you can kick down the blower when only one zone is calling? Ive used this...
  2. I like in their instructions where it says " if...

    I like in their instructions where it says " if it looks right it probably is, talking about how to reassemble the machine". Never seen a manuf. say something like that about their product, most are...
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    Just got my digicools this monday with the add on...

    Just got my digicools this monday with the add on clamps. Gotta say i now regret not getting these years ago. Makes charging so much faster, accurate and easy and i compared them to brand new yj...
  4. I know I'm gonna get flak for this but i got...

    I know I'm gonna get flak for this but i got tired of using so many filters about five years ago for my recovery equipment. I have had the same appion twin for about four years now and never use...
  5. I used to use a form like that while working for...

    I used to use a form like that while working for one hour years ago and they still use it. That form will get you close like the others say but it is definitely not acca approved.
    I just got the...
  6. I like the manuf. charts as well but they are not...

    I like the manuf. charts as well but they are not for all scenarios. I do a lot of rheem and their chart is just like tranes above but if you look closer it says your db inside temp needs to be 80...
  7. Whats you suction pressures at before it trips? ...

    Whats you suction pressures at before it trips? Is there a charge chart on the panel of this unit that shows the pressures? Have seen many heat pumps that were weighed in be overcharged in heat...
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    Which manifold did you put on your DC?

    Which manifold did you put on your DC?
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    I have seen goodman, rheem, carrier and several...

    I have seen goodman, rheem, carrier and several others run the ibm with an open limit. I think most furnaces do that now. The funny thing is getting the call and the homeowners says "my blower has...
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    funny, Sonoma is the county i took the job in and...

    funny, Sonoma is the county i took the job in and learned about this code during installation.
  11. it probably won't ever be the norm because it...

    it probably won't ever be the norm because it costs more to have done and the cheap guys will never go there. It sure is nice going back on jobs ten years old that has it and the ducts are still...
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    Note sure where it is the only way i found out...

    Note sure where it is the only way i found out about it was when i went to pull a permit they brought it up. In my 16 years i have never heard about it either. If i get time ill call the county and...
  13. All i remove from homes around here is ductboard...

    All i remove from homes around here is ductboard plenums and wye's. you should see the homeowners face when i cut it open and show them what they have been breathing for 20 years. If you are worried...
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    You are exactly correct every county in know...

    You are exactly correct every county in know around me requires a propane drain pan whenever a propane gas fired appliance in installed in a basement. I did one of these and it is my last, had to...
  15. Thanks for the tip however the only reason i had...

    Thanks for the tip however the only reason i had this issue was because i bid the job before seeing it and won't be doing that again. I have been doing energy saving systems for homeowners for nearly...
  16. The biggest local company already installs resi...

    The biggest local company already installs resi water chillers called aquachill. They are very efficient but upfront cost, maintenance and subpar warranty makes them unattractive to most buyers. ...
  17. Update: the homeowner listened to reason once I...

    Update: the homeowner listened to reason once I got them away from their "expert" contractor. Part of my persuasion was to offer them a personal company guarantee that the system would cool to...
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    How many of you actually charge by the hour? ...

    How many of you actually charge by the hour?

    Myself and every company around here have flat rate tier pricing that never changes no matter what time of the day. Customers don't seem to like...
  19. Where did you get all the information from? Is...

    Where did you get all the information from? Is there some site that tells you that info for different areas? Our low humidity is nice most of the time but it makes you skin dry all winter because...
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    one company tried running aluminum linesets in...

    one company tried running aluminum linesets in our area, it was a massive failure.
  21. I have and don't usually use it unless i am...

    I have and don't usually use it unless i am zoning. In our area we either have nice days in the70-80's or it is 95 -110 outside it seems and the equipment rarely runs on low thus making the...
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    Which tstats do you use with simular...

    Which tstats do you use with simular features/touchscreen that you can adjust the temp differential for aux on?
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    X2. The biggest five companies here use this...

    X2. The biggest five companies here use this technique and i know this because i was one of them 6 years ago. I was specifically hired because of my sales skills more than tech skills. Thats why they...
  24. Answered above but here it is again. No, not...

    Answered above but here it is again.

    No, not required in our area and all the homes that did have HRV’s installed are either removed or turned off. We have a new law that requires whole house...
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    I have installed 100's of the value classic and...

    I have installed 100's of the value classic and prestige and can tell you that the 15 seer value is one of the quietest quality low cost condensers on the market. That being said i install the...
  26. No, not required in our area and all the homes...

    No, not required in our area and all the homes that did have HRV’s installed are either removed or turned off. We have a new law that requires whole house fans in all new homes so that takes care of...
  27. All of us submitted our bids before the homeowner...

    All of us submitted our bids before the homeowner provided the title 24 (manual J) Docs so we were all shooting in the dark.
  28. Northern Cali, very low humidity. I have seen...

    Northern Cali, very low humidity. I have seen systems over-sized by more than a ton and not ever had humidity or smell issues.
  29. Equipment right sizing versus customer demands, need your input.

    Have a client with a large new home (3560) being built that I bid 6 months ago and listening to the customer requests I sized the systems at 84kbtu total like every other company and got the job. It...
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    I don't feel that it is very cost effective to...

    I don't feel that it is very cost effective to make most things on site. If you do a good pre install inspection most metal shops can make your stuff twice as fast and when you add up your on site...
  31. Have you or anyone ever used the three burner...

    Have you or anyone ever used the three burner attachment they sell for your torches for rvalves?
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    Fix some mistypes and elaborated, gonna need to...

    Fix some mistypes and elaborated, gonna need to start reading my posts before hitting send. auto-type seems to fail me more and more. And yes i am well aware that suction line filters cannot take...
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    Thats way to much work for you :). I just...

    Thats way to much work for you :).

    I just install it the direction of flow for the season. So if its heating season just install it with the arrow facing away from the unit and wire the...
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    A bypass would be a bad idea on this type of...

    A bypass would be a bad idea on this type of install assuming your second story is about 1500 square ft and the 3rd 500 sqft. I would downsize the system to probably 3 ton (depending on heat loads...
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    I did and in every rheem air handler manual i...

    I did and in every rheem air handler manual i looked into they show the same cfm for heat or cool mode with a chart that shows cfm compared to static pressure and not one is over 400 cfm/ton and they...
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    [QUOTE=gravity;15287331]Sounds to be over charged...

    [QUOTE=gravity;15287331]Sounds to be over charged in heating.

    You need 450cfm/ton for heating mode.

    Where do you get this number? I do heatpumps all the time and have never got them to pull...
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    I have fixed several small cracks just like you...

    I have fixed several small cracks just like you did and they re running strong still years later.
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    Its amazing how different things are in other...

    Its amazing how different things are in other parts of the country. I haven't installed anything with a fixed orifice in nearly 7 years. Our regulations are quite stringent around here where 15...
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    X2. The only way i have ever used is paying very...

    X2. The only way i have ever used is paying very close attention the gauges and the sounds of the compressor. We have a local large company that didn't vacuum 1000's of systems just purged the lines...
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    I just reread that sentence and realized that it...

    I just reread that sentence and realized that it does not make any sense. Long day i guess :)

    Unit will not start unless both switches are open. Low heat caused high heat switch to stick closed...
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    I used to pull to 1000 and make sure it stayed...

    I used to pull to 1000 and make sure it stayed but ever since i got a nice pump and appions garden hoses i can pump a 60' line down in 20 mins on average so i dont mind going to 250 since it only...
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    Run across this same issue with a goodman this...

    Run across this same issue with a goodman this season. Unit was way oversized for the home and the temp rise was off the charts coupled with weak inducer motor and when i looked into the heat...
  43. rheem makes a value series h/p that waits for a...

    rheem makes a value series h/p that waits for a bit until pressures can equalize before going into defrost and these units are comparable to pricing from goodman and other "cheaper brands". I just...
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    1969? don't bother fixing it. It is time to...

    1969? don't bother fixing it. It is time to upgrade.
  45. this is the best part of his reply. this says it...

    this is the best part of his reply. this says it all!
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    i understand sizing them correct but i have been...

    i understand sizing them correct but i have been changing from 22 to 410 for 8 years now with only purging the existing "right" size lines with nitro, triple evac (never using a lineset flush kit)...
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    went back today because it was not sitting well...

    went back today because it was not sitting well with me. Got there running fine no problems on high heat (3 days since last visit). What I discovered after looking closer is that the 2nd stage...
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    really? every one i have ever replaced has been...

    really? every one i have ever replaced has been on newer system and under warranty particularly goodman units.
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    x2 we have to return in the spring anyway to...

    x2 we have to return in the spring anyway to complete title 24 because weigh in in is not allowed anymore to final your permit.
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    I just had a rheem 3-ton 13 seer 410a install...

    I just had a rheem 3-ton 13 seer 410a install today that spec. 7/8" @ the condenser but the same 3ton 15 seer only spec 3/4" @ condenser. why is this?
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