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    Wholeheatedly agree with the 1" filter advice....

    Wholeheatedly agree with the 1" filter advice. These "good" filters have kept a LOT of us in business replacing blower motors and compressors. Take it one step further and check ALL return and...
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    I prefer hot water. As we all know, hotter water...

    I prefer hot water. As we all know, hotter water holds more moisture. It also will not affect your delta. That said, hot water contains a LOT more dissolved solids (which is why draining your...
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    Another angle might be to hire a "chauffeur" for...

    Another angle might be to hire a "chauffeur" for you. What I mean is, hiring a true greenhorn to drive you around. I have worked for companies that have taken a good tech and lowered his hourly...
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    Does the exhaust "90" down so it isn't subject to...

    Does the exhaust "90" down so it isn't subject to massive rain influx ? The real word issues with terminating a high eff furnace flues in different pressure zones is that they will be subject to...
  5. Thread: Combustion Air

    by lra
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    I doubt very much Carrier cares where the...

    I doubt very much Carrier cares where the combustion air is coming from. I think the automated damper wired in paralell is a great suggestion. The design as described has inherent safety...
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    I too seem to remember something similar. It was...

    I too seem to remember something similar. It was before technical school, so probably 25 years ago....but I also remember something about it from school. It has to do with the total static...
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    I think you have missed an item or two. Is it...

    I think you have missed an item or two. Is it safe to assume this is an R-22 system ?
    There was no mention of a nitrogen purge nor of a drier on the sealed system repair. The pressures, your...
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    Unless the attic maintains the same temperature...

    Unless the attic maintains the same temperature as the outdoor temp, you would be creating a hostile working environment. Other than that, I don't see any really negative aspects.
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    The others are exactly right the coil pain is...

    The others are exactly right the coil pain is rusted out. A very common issue though is a system of that age probably will not have replacement pans available and if they are available the screws...
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    The corrosion is real. When the government...

    The corrosion is real. When the government stepped in to regulate system efficiency, the manufacturers responded by thinning the materials used. It allows for better heat transfer but also creates...
  11. Thread: PLEASE HELP

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    I think you should keep on working on the side. ...

    I think you should keep on working on the side. In the trade as a tech for 14 years, senior for 4, natural selection will remove moonlighters. Just remember, flue's need to run downhill and all...
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    Agree w/ post and love the quote.

    Agree w/ post and love the quote.
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    Are you the person that e-mails me about cashing...

    Are you the person that e-mails me about cashing a check for you for 20 bucks and I can keep the difference of 8 million ? You both have the same accent.
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    Everyone has taken all of the good technical...

    Everyone has taken all of the good technical replies..so my thunder is gone. All good advice. I'd try to relocate the return in the kitchen though. Kitchens and bathrooms are no places for returns....
  15. (1) True variable speed motors provide a much...

    (1) True variable speed motors provide a much more consistent level of dehumidification (summer) and delta T (winter). They provide better IAQ by running @ very low speed during off cyles. Also...
  16. Thread: why when cold?

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    Even as a Lennox dealer, I too am not familiar...

    Even as a Lennox dealer, I too am not familiar with that equipment. If it's like most other flame sense technology, the flame senor sends a signal to ground through the flame. I guess in theory,...
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    Without going back to re-read all of your posts,...

    Without going back to re-read all of your posts, I think you mentioned a question about putting in an undersized compressor. I have, in my home, a 3 ton Trane HP in which I installed a 2.5 ton...
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    I think we are assuming from his post that the HO...

    I think we are assuming from his post that the HO is complaining about the price. I don't get that. I think he is complaining about the price relative to the quality of workmanship. I agree w/ the...
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    I agree w/ the others. Changing the furnace to...

    I agree w/ the others. Changing the furnace to standing pilot made it less efficient and provides a constant source of ignition. The rollout shield looks heat stressed and the lack of finish/rust...
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    I agree w/ the candle synopsis. It's amazing how...

    I agree w/ the candle synopsis. It's amazing how much soot is produced by candles, particularly candles with lead based wicks. It's present even if you can't see it while burning.. My question...
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    We are assuming the HO has a heat pump, but they...

    We are assuming the HO has a heat pump, but they repeatedly refer to "AC" and said it is not even in use right now. It is a logical assumption to make since most levels of residential ac's do not...
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    Pouring the pad larger than necessary will not...

    Pouring the pad larger than necessary will not only help w/ keeping the coil cleaner, it will greatly improve your standing with your service tech not having to kneel in the mud to service it.:D
  23. Thread: During pics

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    My first thought too, would have been does the...

    My first thought too, would have been does the customer not trust me ? However, I am good @ what I do and would have been proud to be recorded under the pretext that you used. I am also pretty...
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    My system, a Trane 2 1/2 ton HP w/ a 2 ton...

    My system, a Trane 2 1/2 ton HP w/ a 2 ton compressor and aftermarket TXV's installed in a 1400sq' home does fine. Auxillary doesn't come in until defrost or 14 degrees and then only 5kw. In fact...
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    The advice given has been good. Take it. ...

    The advice given has been good. Take it. Additionally, you mentioned the breaker tripping. If the compressor is grounded, you'll likely have acid in the system and if not cleaned up (@ additional...
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