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    Always remember, a story is a story if someone is...

    Always remember, a story is a story if someone is trying to cover an error and save embarrassment. "Moisture" is a wide paintbrush. The original tech may have made a dumb mistake of who knows what...
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    COMFORT AIR PROPANE TO NATURAL

    :gah:Can anybody guide me to the install manual for a Comfortaire GLUA45-E3B gas furnace? It was originally converted from natural to propane, now they've got natural gas in the house and we've...
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    My first question is, what are the combustion...

    My first question is, what are the combustion analysis numbers? I ask because if you've got high CO in the exhaust and can't get it down, then it's a slam dunk replace the HX IMO. I had a gas boiler...
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    I'd try a hard start kit first but the problem...

    I'd try a hard start kit first but the problem would seem to be a start capacitor if it has one.
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    So this is your first sighting of this unit? Who...

    So this is your first sighting of this unit? Who was servicing it before you got tapped? I'm always suspicious of new accounts who drift into the line-up with museum vintage equipment. I somehow...
  6. I agree. A 34-year old unit is probably at best...

    I agree. A 34-year old unit is probably at best an 8.5-SEER unit and could easily be even lower than that. Even a 13-SEER system will improve the operational efficiency enough to make the 13-SEER...
  7. I think you're apt to find a lot of "cross...

    I think you're apt to find a lot of "cross pollination" of work these days. Many companies are recognizing their slow times of year and trying to compensate by introducing new services that others ...
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    You can quickly weed out those using short-cuts...

    You can quickly weed out those using short-cuts simply by observing or asking before hand if they're doing a ACCA Manual J-8 load calculation. If not, keep searching. In a vast majority of instances,...
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    The factory amount of charge is listed on the...

    The factory amount of charge is listed on the condenser data plate. That generally allows for 25-feet of refrigerant line and attachment to the smallest coil that would be a match for the condensing...
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    Yes, we've all been burned a time or two. Had a...

    Yes, we've all been burned a time or two. Had a president of a large local distributor ask me to install mini-splits in a friend's house. Did the load analysis, speced out the equipment, which was...
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    The first consideration I'd make would be where...

    The first consideration I'd make would be where the treated/non-treated barriers are located. For example, if you're using fiberglass bats as insulation located in the ceiling of the upper floor,...
  12. Hmmm. Not the type of situation that can be...

    Hmmm. Not the type of situation that can be diagnosed over the telephone. What I can state from far away is that there are two things leading to a frozen coil. First is low airflow and the second is...
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    Anything can be done for a price. Where the leak...

    Anything can be done for a price. Where the leak is located could be key to the wisdom of repairing or replacing. Is this the indoor coil or the outdoor coil? And BTB, there is no 4.5-Ton system....
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    You didn't include any information as to your...

    You didn't include any information as to your location. There are many factors that affect efficiency but chief among them is proper sizing of the equipment. A proper load analysis, followed by a...
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    Well first, we don't know in what fashion the TXV...

    Well first, we don't know in what fashion the TXV failed, or if it failed. Absent additional technical info, it's very difficult to provide specific answers. You state one of the copper lines (you...
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    Hmmm. Putting a little spin on your question,...

    Hmmm. Putting a little spin on your question, would buying the components for a new car on line and having a local auto mechanic build it make sense? I doubt you'll find a true pro on this site that...
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    The science in sizing involves load analysis that...

    The science in sizing involves load analysis that results in both greater comfort for the human being and better health for the equipment. However, the equipment ultimately installed could be...
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    I would not recommend a second humidifier on the...

    I would not recommend a second humidifier on the system. Too much by-pass air can have a very detrimental affect on the other components in the system. A better idea is to cut down on the air...
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    There are some issues here that need...

    There are some issues here that need clarification. Carrier/Bryant units had two entirely different compressors on their 16/18 SEER units. The 16-SEER requires the compressor to stop and restart to...
  20. IMO, the Greenspeed is best. There are two ways...

    IMO, the Greenspeed is best. There are two ways to size the equipment however. Option 1. is to size for the cooling load and enjoy superior dehumidification in summer due to the ramping down of the...
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    It wasn't the negative uneed to vent the unit so...

    It wasn't the negative uneed to vent the unit so much as the pipe heated up so quickly it allowed the minimal pressure of the 80% furnace inducer to do the job. Once the vent had to be replaced, it...
  22. Too late for the blower motor. Might as well...

    Too late for the blower motor. Might as well change the furnace. Won't take as long as putting that mess back together.
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    So why is there a carboard frame around that nice...

    So why is there a carboard frame around that nice warm blanket?
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    There's a lot more to it than we understand. For...

    There's a lot more to it than we understand. For example, a substantial number of on-linen sales are made right out the back door of distributors we all know and use. Only the names are changed to...
  25. It should be noted that mounting the units...

    It should be noted that mounting the units indoors does not guarantee against a frozen/split unit. During prolonged power outages, frigid air can and does make its way down the intake and exhaust...
  26. On what are you basing your complaint that you're...

    On what are you basing your complaint that you're using an unreasonable amount of fuel? Could it be that it's been colder than normal in your location, like most of the country? You can cut your bill...
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    It's all too common for people to try and compare...

    It's all too common for people to try and compare fuel usage between years and even between homes. There are many variables at work that are unseen and overlooked. The only reasonable way to try and...
  28. You seem very willing to part with your money so...

    You seem very willing to part with your money so why not do it yourself and part with the control board too? Or alternatively, call a good company and let them do the work. The Big Box people would...
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    Your numbers are not totally correct but the...

    Your numbers are not totally correct but the differences are minor. In reality, you don't normally purchase natural gas in Cubic Feet but rather therms. CuFt is just what the meter records but...
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    Your posting is woefully short of information....

    Your posting is woefully short of information. What area of what country? The internet reaches around the world so where the heck are you? What type of system do you have that's running continuously?...
  31. €‹€‹€‹€‹I'd highly recommend that you not...

    €‹€‹€‹€‹I'd highly recommend that you not just guess at how to achieve results. Certainly if you know of clear fresh air leaks into your home, you can address those without much science....
  32. Well, that depends. You say it's an apartment but...

    Well, that depends. You say it's an apartment but not whether you're the owner or occupy by rent or lease. There's not much else on which to base an opinion. The most popular replacements for noisy...
  33. It's pretty hard to tell from the close-up...

    It's pretty hard to tell from the close-up photos. Looks like there was an existing furnace that was replaced with a new furnace. So the old ducts stayed. No problem with that if they're properly...
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    I've worked on a lot of systems including many...

    I've worked on a lot of systems including many designs of gravity systems but never encountered what you describe. All the systems on which I've worked have radiator valves that can be used to...
  35. In my own home I put in Infinity all the way. Why...

    In my own home I put in Infinity all the way. Why buy a Mercedes Benz and put in a Camry engine just because you can? One of the most frustrating aspects of the HVAC market for the manufacturers is...
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    You're flirting with a gross misunderstanding of...

    You're flirting with a gross misunderstanding of the need for heat from the boiler. As houses get tighter and require less Btu's to heat, there is a tendency to reduce the boiler output but ignore...
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    All else being equal, the 9 return grills should...

    All else being equal, the 9 return grills should be good for somewhere in the vicinity of 2200 CFM. I hedge that a little because the specific grill determines how many CFM it can handle. I think I...
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    The first question I'll ask is the same one, over...

    The first question I'll ask is the same one, over and over. Did the installing company do a heat load analysis before specifying the equipment or did they ask a stupid question like "how's the old...
  39. You don't say where you're located and that can...

    You don't say where you're located and that can make a difference. The boiler supplying tepid water to the heat pump needs to be at a specific temperature, like 70F. But if it's exceptionally cold...
  40. Okay, either you don't have an 80% gas furnace or...

    Okay, either you don't have an 80% gas furnace or if you do, it's vented totally improperly. I've never seen any 80% gas furnace that could be sidewall vented absent a power vent. You're suggesting...
  41. You can bleed or purge the system and get some...

    You can bleed or purge the system and get some hot water around but that's not solving your problem. You have a problem that requires a knowledgeable service tech. Anything less is going to cost you...
  42. You need a new user interface. They had a...

    You need a new user interface. They had a software problem a few years ago where a power outage would kill the system operation, as you are experiencing. A new user interface will solve the problem....
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    Normal operation of a heat pump is that the heat...

    Normal operation of a heat pump is that the heat pump is first to try and heat the home. If that can't do the job for any reason, then the electric resistance heat adds the missing Btu's. Normally...
  44. Something that needs to be mentioned and perhaps...

    Something that needs to be mentioned and perhaps it was and I missed it but the run time of each system is also critical. 60% of a full day of operation would be 14-hours. If the systems actually ran...
  45. Yeah, see what happens when you read the manual?...

    Yeah, see what happens when you read the manual? You learn something every time. Still, people seem to hate to read manuals. And that goes for the majority of techs too, not just owners.
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    I'd recommend a service call to a local...

    I'd recommend a service call to a local professional. Save yourself a lot of heartache and probably parts too, at least future parts.
  47. Ah, you've missed the boat. It's not that they...

    Ah, you've missed the boat. It's not that they want NEST per se, it's that they want to be able to say they can control it from their other device(s), cell, table, office computer, home computer,...
  48. As second opinion said, a backflow preventer is...

    As second opinion said, a backflow preventer is normally required for a replacement boiler. But the 1156 does have a check valve anyway so I doubt you're getting any back feed into your domestic...
  49. The difference between Infinity and a basic...

    The difference between Infinity and a basic 13-SEER system is analogous to a Lexus and downgrading to a Toyota Corolla. Both will get the job done but you're missing many of the features and benefits...
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    So up front, I'm no expert on the York unit. But...

    So up front, I'm no expert on the York unit. But to some extent it's a heat pump so it does some things they all do. The specifics of the Affinity probably have more to do with the thermostat than...
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