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  1. No I don't do home warranty. I do believe in...

    No I don't do home warranty. I do believe in haveing integrity in charging a fair price. I knew a contractor who would add a XXX.xx in his invoice for EPA compliance. He would tell them he had to it...
  2. Beenthere, $ to put old compressor in truck,...

    Beenthere,

    $ to put old compressor in truck, give them the option. While the HO is not looking why not get their billfold.
    Stud
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    I hope that price includes a complete duct job...

    I hope that price includes a complete duct job and a high seer unit.
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    He is wrong

    He is wrong
  5. How do you think the warranty tech makes his...

    How do you think the warranty tech makes his money?
    Another home owner bites the dust.
    Disposal fee? What is there to dispose of, your refrigerant is gone?

    Stud
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    Your Carrier's small copper tube should be...

    Your Carrier's small copper tube should be insulated. I hope it's insulated in the wall to the indoor unit. It's low pressure, MD in outdoor unit.
    Tell your neighbor to call contractor back out and...
  7. some things don't look exactly right on that load...

    some things don't look exactly right on that load calculation. what do they mean by equipment load
  8. Red flag, 5 tons for 2000 sq ft? What did the...

    Red flag,
    5 tons for 2000 sq ft? What did the manual J show as sensible heat gain?
    Can u post the manual j work sheet?
    400 sq ft per ton doesn't sound good.
    Stud
  9. There is heat energy down to -459 fahrenheit,...

    There is heat energy down to -459 fahrenheit, theoretically a heat pump can remove energy.
    Keep your heat pump running even at low OAT.

    STUD
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    Randy, Read the instruction, if you don't have...

    Randy, Read the instruction, if you don't have them do a web search. Call Honeywell tech support for help. If all fails call a Nate certified/licened HVAC tech for a service call.

    STUD
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    Had complaint of odors from duct work. Furnace...

    Had complaint of odors from duct work. Furnace with cased coil in closet, took the coil cover off and on top of the slant evap coil was a lb of raw hamburger meat.
    Manager said last tenets left mad....
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    What is the name of your company? I'm retiring, I...

    What is the name of your company? I'm retiring, I can recommend some of my customers.
    Like you, HVAC is my passion. Good luck.
    Stud
  13. are you changing out the air conditioning coils?

    are you changing out the air conditioning coils?
  14. if this is a new heat pump call the installers...

    if this is a new heat pump call the installers back out something is wrong. If they say a 45 breaker is fine get another Tech.
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    Tecjunkie, don't get a service contract on a 14...

    Tecjunkie,
    don't get a service contract on a 14 year old unit.
    Have a service call and have them clean the coils.
    Any company you get is going to try to sell you a unit.
    Stud
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    The service contracts that get me is the ones...

    The service contracts that get me is the ones that are twice a year on a heat pump. How can a heat pump need checked twice a year.
    Also how can a new heat pump need service? A new HP should only...
  17. Contractor needs to address the ductwork. The...

    Contractor needs to address the ductwork. The unit is only as good as the installation. Demand quality from contractor. Stud
  18. I would think quiet and comfort in a bedroom...

    I would think quiet and comfort in a bedroom would be paramount.
    Stud
  19. Did you and the contactor consider a ductless min...

    Did you and the contactor consider a ductless min split? That system is to big for 500 sq ft

    Stud
  20. I hope all works out. There are lots of HVAC ...

    I hope all works out. There are lots of HVAC contractors who are very good at what they do and follow ACCA guidelines. Look at your case, who benefited from oversized A/C system, not you. The...
  21. Teddy Bear, This is stud, you are giving the ho...

    Teddy Bear,
    This is stud, you are giving the ho to much info, the bottom line is the house sized IAW manual j,d and s. Did they follow ACCA installation procedure. I think not.

    How can we advise...
  22. you do not have enough return. contractor should...

    you do not have enough return. contractor should have corrected that when he wanted to put a 5 ton in. That unit is a top of the line unit, two stage with var sp blower gas furnace. You are probably...
  23. Where to start, do you know a good lawyer? Let's...

    Where to start, do you know a good lawyer? Let's let my peers chime in on this thread, see what they say. I'm to mad right now, another home owner bits the dust. Where in Texas are you? How old is...
  24. Five tons for 1800 square feet, do you think...

    Five tons for 1800 square feet, do you think maybe you want to look at that. What did the manual J worksheet call for?

    You are in big trouble you will always have a humidity problem. what's next...
  25. Where are you getting its against epa rules to...

    Where are you getting its against epa rules to install a R-22 system? Its against the EPA to manufacture a R-22 system, with R-22 in the system. Manufacturing found a loop hole in the rule, and can...
  26. If you found a 10 seer, R-22 brand new in the...

    If you found a 10 seer, R-22 brand new in the box, split or package unit, you can install it. The EPA/government does not care. Manufacturers can't make anything less than 13 seer since,2006. They...
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    recommend a thermostat for me

    I need a non programmable 2 stage thermostat that will bring on auxiliary heat on long run time instead of two degree setting change. Example, if tsat is not satisfied in ten minutes, the second...
  28. I sure hope you didn't pay them already. Why do...

    I sure hope you didn't pay them already. Why do contactors keep oversizeing. Looks like the attic has plenty of room, why didn't they mount it horizontal. Putting a return filter at the unit, how...
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    I miss that sorry disregard

    I miss that sorry disregard
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    y'all seen this?

    http://sporlanonline.com/smart/
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    did you read the instructions?

    did you read the instructions?
  32. Thread: A/C Renew

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    I agree!

    I agree!
  33. Thread: A/C Renew

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    I will stick by experience " only oil and...

    I will stick by experience " only oil and refrigrant should be in a system" , I don't care how many manufacturing service guidance or put out. If there is a problem do a recall and pay to have it...
  34. Thread: A/C Renew

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    Only two things should be in the system, oil and...

    Only two things should be in the system, oil and refrigrant.
    Stud
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    I install Rinnai. The venting for them is slanted...

    I install Rinnai. The venting for them is slanted down so condensation does not flow back to unit. This setup looks more like a 90+ furnace.
    Read the venting instructions. Call the company and ask...
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    What brand is the Tankless?

    What brand is the Tankless?
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    why don't you fix the leaks then weigh in a...

    why don't you fix the leaks then weigh in a charge?
    Stud
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    Not easy but it can be cleaned. I cleaned one...

    Not easy but it can be cleaned. I cleaned one last week. Any HVAC technician should be able to call tech support and get help.
    Ductless/mini splits are the future of HVAC.
    You need to find the...
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    Jtrammel Will a $20 bill work? Stud

    Jtrammel
    Will a $20 bill work?

    Stud
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    Did the HVAC contractor install tonnage IAW...

    Did the HVAC contractor install tonnage IAW Manual J and Manual D?
    Sounds like over sized and ecm/CFM setup wrong.

    Stud
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    Gravity, You still need to flow nitrogen. Don't...

    Gravity, You still need to flow nitrogen. Don't advise a new tech on something that goes against industry standard. Any amount of heat will cause oxidation. Don't take short cuts.
    Stud
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    I would be more concerned with the right size...

    I would be more concerned with the right size unit. was a manual J and Manual d completed.
    5 tons is a lot.

    Stud
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    Oxy/acetylene the only way to go, get on get off...

    Oxy/acetylene the only way to go, get on get off quickly. Flow nitrogen and you will have no problem.

    Stud
  44. First of all it's called refrigerant Freon is a...

    First of all it's called refrigerant Freon is a brand-name. Your system more than likely uses r 22 yes,you can get r 22.
    You have a very old system I would recommend replacement but not the company...
  45. Beenthere How does it effect warranty? You...

    Beenthere
    How does it effect warranty?
    You talking manufacturer 10 year for parts. Labor warranty from third party?
    Labor warranty from install company?
    Stud
  46. Jason, I have no problem with professional...

    Jason,

    I have no problem with professional HVAC company's, like yours, making a living. Its the ones that lack HVAC knowledge and integrity.
    Your the only company in town who owns a combustion...
  47. Old mike, The parts warranty are from the...

    Old mike,
    The parts warranty are from the manufacturer. They have no way to know if you have maintenance done, and they don't question it.

    Some HVAC companies will give/sale labor warranty. They...
  48. old Mike, You don't need a maintance plan. If...

    old Mike,

    You don't need a maintance plan. If the tech is on a "only get paid if I sale something", you will be taken advantage of. On a new sytem, give me a brake.

    Ask the tech if he has or...
  49. My peers are going to disagree, no you don't need...

    My peers are going to disagree, no you don't need a service agreement. On a new unit that you change your filter. Why would you. In three years pay a service.call and have your coils cleaned. On a ng...
  50. Why insulate the liquid line? Never seen a cover...

    Why insulate the liquid line? Never seen a cover on outside line set like that.
    Stud
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