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    Not unless the DYI just involves wrapping some...

    Not unless the DYI just involves wrapping some insulation. Tomorrow, is my long scheduled annual AC maintenance service call. I'm hoping he can look at the fridge. Because I also have some wood-floor...
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    Can't find an edit button for previous post. What...

    Can't find an edit button for previous post. What I was referring to as the evaporator & fan is apparently the condenser & fan. Sorry. The condenser fan is working.
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    Which part of the unit do you need a better view...

    Which part of the unit do you need a better view of, maybe I can send a better picture? I don't understand, "But if charged by frost line we have a fail."

    In the picture, there is a small piece...
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    Refrigerator Cold Suction Line Frosting

    I couldn't get an answer to this on a couple of different appliance forums but I'm guessing the experts here can help. I have a four year old basic top freezer Whirlpool refrigerator. It never seemed...
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    Talked to the tech again for more details as...

    Talked to the tech again for more details as follows. They (tech and trainee) checked and found no leak outside the house. Most likely a high-side leak. Did not check inside as 99% of leaks inside...
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    They didn't say about hi/lo. Yes, putting in...

    They didn't say about hi/lo. Yes, putting in that much refrigerant is not something I would do more than once. They indicated that locating a leak is generally too difficult and did not attempt. ...
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    Had my second opinion. They put in 3 lbs of...

    Had my second opinion. They put in 3 lbs of R-22. Everything else was fine. I moved in two years ago, so not sure when last service was to gauge rate of refrigerant loss. Guess we'll see next...
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    I presume your comments are directed at your...

    I presume your comments are directed at your fellow techs as they're over my head. Nonetheless, they raise another question. Is there a minimum OAT to troubleshoot this or other issues?

    Thanks...
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    udarrell: "If the pressures were as he indicated...

    udarrell: "If the pressures were as he indicated there would be no cooling."

    jpsmith1cm: "If it's cooling at all, the compressor is probably fine."

    The service guy did mention when I called him...
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    Today, I talked with the service guy. He said...

    Today, I talked with the service guy. He said the low pressure is 52 and the high is 68, indicating bad valves and necessitating replacement of the compressor. Although he charged me for a full...
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    Is New Compressor Needed?

    Symptom: Had an 80* OAT day and turned on AC. 83* inside. Inside set at 77*. While vent air seemed reasonably cool, took 1-3 hours to drop to 80* inside. Hours later, dropped to 79* inside.
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    Well, they came out one more time for the...

    Well, they came out one more time for the termination. Below are three pictures. There is no picture of the first termination, which was wrong. But, here are the second, third and fourth iterations....
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    Along with the gurgling, I was getting: 6 RED...

    Along with the gurgling, I was getting:

    6 RED FLASHES: This indicates that while the unit was operating, the
    pressure switch opened four times during the call for heat. Check for
    faulty inducer,...
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    Well . . . you guys are good . . . the York...

    Well . . . you guys are good . . . the York installation manual says:

    Long radius (sweep) elbows are recommended. Standard elbows
    may be used, but since they have a longer equivalent length, they...
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    Only have a 1.5" level that would fit. Not a...

    Only have a 1.5" level that would fit. Not a great photo, but it maxed out a full bubble mark downward slope towards the exterior. I will contact my installer and notify him of same.

    In original...
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    OK, guess I can withdraw my previous question...

    OK, guess I can withdraw my previous question about the definition of short radius, I thought that meant 90* vs 45*, but now I see what you mean in the picture. Does "sag" mean not level? I'll check...
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    Yes, the exhaust flue is on the left (higher)....

    Yes, the exhaust flue is on the left (higher). Both exterior elbows are 90*. Are you saying they should be 45*? There are also 90* elbows on inside of wall. The gurgling is between the indoor and...
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    In picture #1, on the right side of the furnace,...

    In picture #1, on the right side of the furnace, is a 1/2" drain tee for the furnace and AC (which does in fact drain water from both). I assume you are talking about having a tee on the left side...
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    Furnace Exhaust Vent Gurgles

    Newly installed York gas furnace TM9X080B12MP, 95.5% efficiency. 2" vent pipes. About a 10 ft run, good rise. One foot piece horizontal going through wall. Water builds up in this part and spits out...
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    Thanks to all that replied. The installer did...

    Thanks to all that replied. The installer did not do a J calc but I will call and ask for one.

    I agree with "amickracing" about basically doing trial and error till finding the sweet spot....
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    I'm a slightly confused homeowner on calculating...

    I'm a slightly confused homeowner on calculating the balance point. I recently had installed a Trane XL16i Heat Pump, XV80 Two-Stage Variable Speed Gas Furnace and Trane XL802 stat (same as Honeywell...
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    I'm slightly confused. Looking at a two-stage...

    I'm slightly confused. Looking at a two-stage variable speed gas furnace (probably Trane XV80). Does this make sense with a single stage heat pump such as the Trane XR12, XL13i or XL14i (the latter...
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    I'm slightly confused. I'm looking at a...

    I'm slightly confused. I'm looking at a two-stage variable speed gas furnace (probably Trane XV80). Does this make sense with a single stage heat pump such as the Trane XR12, XL13i or XL14i (the...
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    targetman, You suggest 90% furnace. If just...

    targetman,

    You suggest 90% furnace. If just used as backup heat for the pump, is it cost effective over the 80%?

    Thanks
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    BaldLoonie, Very good point about the extra...

    BaldLoonie,

    Very good point about the extra juice for the all-electric - hadn't thought of that.

    Since I don't have plenty of money and don't need the ultimate (I don't think), are you...
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    I am replacing an old split system with a 13 or...

    I am replacing an old split system with a 13 or so SEER Heat Pump and a 80% gas furnace. Having read through Jim Davis' thoughts on variable speed vs two-stage that was a long running thread through...
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    I have a 20 year old OEM Lennox G-16, 5 ton, 60%...

    I have a 20 year old OEM Lennox G-16, 5 ton, 60% AFUE, Gas Furnace and 4 ton, 9 SEER, AC. The furnace was inspected last fall and is OK. The AC had its first inspection in probably 5 years or so. ...
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