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  1. hydronicsman: you're right - I stand corrected :)...

    hydronicsman: you're right - I stand corrected :)

    I advised my father in law to call a service rep and sure enough the relief on the expansion tank was bad along with the backflow valve. Unit was...
  2. Chris, thanks for the advice!

    Chris, thanks for the advice!
  3. Low water PSI on oil fired hot water furnace

    Is it normal for the water pressure gauge to only read 0-5 PSI? When the furnace turns off at ~ 180F, the water pressure is about 4-5PSI. There's considerable amount of water deposits coming out from...
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    I'd say it's a POS if it only lasted 5 years ;) ...

    I'd say it's a POS if it only lasted 5 years ;)

    Is the XR13 a better match than the XB13? What's the cost difference?

    Thanks.
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    Thanks for your time. I agree it should be done...

    Thanks for your time. I agree it should be done right.. it's unfortunate I didn't know to replace the whole system together earlier :(
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    I moved into this house in may of 2003. The heat...

    I moved into this house in may of 2003. The heat pump was new the year before, so I didn't replace it. But, the person that did replace it didn't match the system either because the air handler was...
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    As much as I'd like to get a new system, I want...

    As much as I'd like to get a new system, I want to understand why the HP is failing prematurely. Five years seems too short for HP failure. I think it's not a coincidence and that the new...
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    Reversing valve problems?

    Several months ago I posted a thread about a hum that comes through the lineset in heat mode (http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=153728). The system still hums in heat mode and pretty much the...
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    The model number of the outside unit is:...

    The model number of the outside unit is: BRHS0301BD. It's a Unitary Products unit ~ 5 years old.

    The air handler inside is a Trane var. speed model: 2TEE3F31A1000A.



    Is the best option here...
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    I checked the lineset going through the house...

    I checked the lineset going through the house into the air handler and it is not touching anything that would cause a vibration. Before I call the contractor back, is it possible for them to install...
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    The contractor said it wouldn't be a problem. I...

    The contractor said it wouldn't be a problem. I had the same concern, but they didn't forewarn me of any issues down the road.

    This is an electric air handler with heat packs.

    How would I know...
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    I'll check this out. A previous posted mentioned...

    I'll check this out. A previous posted mentioned something similar. Thanks.
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    The airhandler is new with coil. The line...

    The airhandler is new with coil.



    The line is insulated, but now that I look at it they clamped the line to the return box. Where the line goes through the wall to the garage the line...
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    Compressor hum through lineset in heat mode

    Good morning. I had a Trane 13 SEER variable speed air handler installed earlier this year. The existing heat pump was used, which is a Unitary Products (?) unit rated at 10 SEER. Unit works great...
  15. Yes, outdoor fan continues to run. At the same...

    Yes, outdoor fan continues to run. At the same time, the air handler fan is running.

    I did read the post that explains txv's and a poster was talking about "time-off delays". The air handler that...
  16. Could the contractor have shorted the thermostat?...

    Could the contractor have shorted the thermostat? He did change wiring outside also.

    The old unit was replaced because it would constantly get "stuck on" and the indoor coils would ice up and the...
  17. I didn't actually time it, but after a little...

    I didn't actually time it, but after a little while the compressor does go back on. I immediately thought to myself "why is this in defrost mode?" when I first noticed because it's doing exactly what...
  18. Model of the air handler is 2TEE3F31A1000AA. Not...

    Model of the air handler is 2TEE3F31A1000AA. Not sure what a thermal expansion valve is, but appreciate the insight. :) I'll see what the contractor says.

    The previous air handler was a...
  19. Heat pump brand is a Unitary Product Group...

    Heat pump brand is a Unitary Product Group (york?), model BRHS0301BD. Heat pump is ~ 5 years old and is a 10 seer according to the book.

    Why would I need a hard start kit? I never had a problem...
  20. New air handler install; compressor stops running

    I had a new Trane air handler installed last week and the unit has been working very well. But, for some reason the compressor in my heat pump stops running for a certain time period multiple times a...
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