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  1. Improperly selected and installed equipment will...

    Improperly selected and installed equipment will have a much larger effect on satisfaction than brand ever will. Install a system with the wrong size ductwork and any furnace will have heat...
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    My guess is that the motor mounts are damaged or...

    My guess is that the motor mounts are damaged or the motor was improperly installed. If the fan blade fell of the motor, the blade was either out of balance to begin with or it certainly was after. ...
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    So a guy joins the forum and promptly digs up a 6...

    So a guy joins the forum and promptly digs up a 6 year old thread about a very contentious topic. The way I see it, there are two possibilities here. Either your a felon who has had a hard time...
  4. It sounds like a restriction at the TXV. With...

    It sounds like a restriction at the TXV. With the info you gave, that would be my diagnosis as well. Replacing the txv will require him to open the refrigerant system and any time the system is...
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    I have a brazed with a lot of torches. I haven't...

    I have a brazed with a lot of torches. I haven't found one that seems better than another. All of the portable style oxy kits seem to be on the same level. I use a victor set because I like the...
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    On a side note, every stepper motor I have ever...

    On a side note, every stepper motor I have ever come across in this field goes through a full stroke on power up to self calibrate. As far as I know, if power to the Trane EEV is not interrupted, it...
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    I am an electronics tinkerer myself so I can see...

    I am an electronics tinkerer myself so I can see why your interested in this but what lead you to try to make your own controller. Was it simply to add a position indicator, where you having other...
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    I think this hits the nail on the head. Yes it's...

    I think this hits the nail on the head. Yes it's fictional, it may even be "acceptable" but it's a sign of poor quality workmanship. If they thought this was an acceptable corner to cut, imagine what...
  9. Thread: black max

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    I have a 2 valve black max chrome that I dont use...

    I have a 2 valve black max chrome that I dont use much any more but it came in a metal tin with a foam insert. Thats what I keep it in.
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    It might not be proper but it got the job done. ...

    It might not be proper but it got the job done. I have, on occasion, found a control wire to a condensor with one bad conductor and temporarily fixed it by attaching one conductor to the contactor...
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    I have a 1.5 cfm belt driven cast iron ancient...

    I have a 1.5 cfm belt driven cast iron ancient pump at the shop that I use for all sorts of stuff. Its never been any slower than my other pumps. Its weighs 56 pounds without the cart I carry it on...
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    Not necessarily, they may be backup or auxiliary...

    Not necessarily, they may be backup or auxiliary heat or they may be designed to heat a small area that isnt heated by the forced air.
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    Let's reference back to the thread. The system...

    Let's reference back to the thread. The system is a geothermal with electric back up. There are no combustion appliances in the home. Mechanical fresh air make up is provided to the utility room...
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    Is the option of making your return air grill...

    Is the option of making your return air grill larger off the table? That would be a simpler way of resolving the negative pressure in the utility room. I can understand that it may not be feasible...
  15. Thread: Refrisource

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    It seems that as far as parts, they are all just...

    It seems that as far as parts, they are all just rebranded name brand parts. I have had no dealings with them, but their parts seem alright. Their tools look like the standard ebay chinese junk but...
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    It does explicitly state that an exhaust fan is...

    It does explicitly state that an exhaust fan is required. Unless you can keep your dryer running constant. Drawing your return air from outside your closet would help with all of your issues. You...
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    Code dictates that a common dryer vent chase must...

    Code dictates that a common dryer vent chase must be equipped with mechanical ventilation. If the dryer vent is installed to code, there is very little possibility that its backdrafting when the...
  18. We have customers with the same sort of thing. ...

    We have customers with the same sort of thing. Our customers have 36x30 filters and we use two 18x30 filters. 15x30 is not too uncommon.
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    The greenheck will need power. No spring return...

    The greenheck will need power. No spring return damper is going to satisfy you. Any spring that is strong enough to keep that tight of a seal will not be able to be actuated by a dryer.

    How is...
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    I have a customer with a large grid tie solar...

    I have a customer with a large grid tie solar system on his property. He doesn't draw very hard on the system but he built it huge so I could sell back to the power company. He runs a a giant 48v...
  21. One quick snip with some bolt cutters and its...

    One quick snip with some bolt cutters and its still gone.
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    It will be real fun to change that blower.

    It will be real fun to change that blower.
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    I use it for everything. Blue is the only kind I...

    I use it for everything. Blue is the only kind I have bought.
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    What manufacture is that? I have never see one...

    What manufacture is that? I have never see one with a burner configuration like that. Most of the work I do is on Applied Air units.
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    Stating a likely diagnosis and telling someone...

    Stating a likely diagnosis and telling someone how to change a TXV are two different things.
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