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    What's so bad about the gas loop?

    What's so bad about the gas loop?
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    Propane is used in many, if not most, new...

    Propane is used in many, if not most, new refrigerators and is very safe. There are some stories of explosions (mostly from England, actually... but it might just be they are stupid over there), but...
  3. ^ I don't think the tech was completely clear...

    ^ I don't think the tech was completely clear about what was busted to begin with. The bathroom fan wasn't the issue -- it was the hole in the flue. Swap out a couple feet of pipe and problem solved....
  4. the hammer next to his foot is the part that...

    the hammer next to his foot is the part that slays me.
  5. ^ I'm in business for myself as well... and I can...

    ^ I'm in business for myself as well... and I can see both sides of the coin. If I were the HO I'd be thinking "I called for no heat, but paid to fix my fart fan?!". If it were me I'd say fine, I'll...
  6. How was the issue communicated to the HO? For...

    How was the issue communicated to the HO? For example, he could have re-piped that couple feet of flue and left the fart fan to someone else...
  7. Of course, but getting emotional about it on the...

    Of course, but getting emotional about it on the net is really a bad move. Business owners never come out looking good. If you respond, you should just keep it cool and factual.

    In the review the...
  8. I looked up his company and read the review. Yelp...

    I looked up his company and read the review. Yelp is on the interwebs you know...

    (Anyway, for the record, bad-mouthing a customer -- even a "foreign" one -- on the internet is always a bad...
  9. I read the Yelp review.... and to be honest, the...

    I read the Yelp review.... and to be honest, the guy has a point. If anything he said was true (i.e.: 1/2 hour labor, 50$ material), then the price is high IMO. When he agreed, he probably thought it...
  10. China really isn't that bad. You should keep an...

    China really isn't that bad. You should keep an open mind.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhen
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guangzhou
  11. You're partially right. I made a mistake. The...

    You're partially right. I made a mistake. The price I mentioned is for one person at a reasonable restaurant in a big city. Several people would be in the 10-20$ range depending on what you order of...
  12. Installation is free with purchase in China. ...

    Installation is free with purchase in China.

    You also forget that there is a huge gap in cost of living between the US and China. A full meal for 2-3 people in a restaurant is only about 4$ in...
  13. One in 3 AC units in service in the world is made...

    One in 3 AC units in service in the world is made by Gree (a Chinese company). Mini splits sell for very low three digits in China, so yes, even the workers can afford them.
  14. That unit is definitely Chinese-made... I can...

    That unit is definitely Chinese-made... I can tell my the label.
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    Right now we have two Carrier triple-split...

    Right now we have two Carrier triple-split systems, so we are a bit anxious about the noise a standard split system might create. Going to be interesting!
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    We're using a family company in the business for...

    We're using a family company in the business for over 20 years with licenses in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, alarms, fire protection and general construction. I'm optimistic it will turn out well!...
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    We discussed the YZH but went with two YZF...

    We discussed the YZH but went with two YZF non-communicating systems. In this climate there doesn't seem to be a justification for the bells and whistles, particularly when it comes to cooling. The...
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    Affinity heat pumps.

    Affinity heat pumps.
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    Just signed for two American-made Yorkies!

    Just signed for two American-made Yorkies!
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    The tech who was just here was at the York plant...

    The tech who was just here was at the York plant in Kansas and confirm they are making residential units in the US. I didn't ask for details though.
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    Seriously??

    Seriously??
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    Is York and Carrier still made in America?

    Are the Affinity and Infinity lines still made in the USA?
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    As you know, I can't discuss price on here, but...

    As you know, I can't discuss price on here, but yes, the price difference is very significant. We are talking about 50% extra to replace both AH's as well.
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    We asked the installers about a new AH, and they...

    We asked the installers about a new AH, and they all said it was not needed. By AH I mean (multi-speed) blower and electric heating coils.
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    Thanks for this. Right now we are leaning...

    Thanks for this.

    Right now we are leaning toward the York installed by a local family company in the business for nearly 25 years. All systems (except the Japanese units) would retain the existing...
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    Carrier, Trane or York?

    We have quotes from three companies for five different systems. House is two floors (3600 sq. ft.) plus finished basement (1800 sq. ft.) with unfinished, unconditioned attic. Fully insulated with...
  27. Best value for money heat pump? What do you suggest?

    Looking to replace two Carrier 38SQ systems in a house in Canada. Wondering what you experts suggest as the best value for money these days? We don't really care about fancy controls, but want...
  28. Other than the Zuba, any general recommendations...

    Other than the Zuba, any general recommendations in terms of brand?
  29. Does it live up to the promotional material?...

    Does it live up to the promotional material? i.e.: heating until -30 etc?
  30. Mitsubishi Zuba or another system? Opinions please

    We are thinking of replacing two Carrier 38SQ (installed 1987) with one Mitsubishi Zuba Central system or one of the other brands. The systems aren't twined; one is upstairs and the other is main...
  31. Steal what? Low to mid-end North American split...

    Steal what? Low to mid-end North American split systems have changed little in nearly 50 years. No inverters, exotic controls etc... The Chinese brands plus of course the Japanese sell way more...
  32. Midea (pronounced May-de) is actually not that...

    Midea (pronounced May-de) is actually not that bad. The three top Chinese AC manufactures (Haier, Midea, and Gree (pronounced Ge-lee)) have millions of units in service and solid local reputations....
  33. Thread: Can't breathe!

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    I'm sure blitz get's called back the next time...

    I'm sure blitz get's called back the next time something goes wrong..... or not.

    In fact if it blows upward the hot air isn't going to get drawn back in bushes or no bushes. As long as there is a...
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    Mini-split liquid line flashing

    On most of the Japanese/Chinese/Korean mini-splits out today the expansion device is located in the condenser. So does this mean that the liquid line must be well insulated to keep from losing...
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    Air conditioning condensate is just distilled...

    Air conditioning condensate is just distilled water.

    Schools tapping A/C condensate to top off cooling tower
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    Thanks for the heads up. But I think there are...

    Thanks for the heads up.

    But I think there are quite a few examples of this being done in window shakers etc and the coil is covered in condensate all winter without being effected.

    The coil is...
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    Not sure why that would be... it's a heat pump...

    Not sure why that would be... it's a heat pump and wet all winter.
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    Mini-split condensate hack

    Of course this is Wall of Pride in my heart, but I don't dare post it there!

    Here in Shenzhen it is easily 100 degrees everyday, so I figured this little AUX ductless mini-split could use all the...
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    I think the White House has it covered.

    I think the White House has it covered.
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    Just an update -- seem it is a function of...

    Just an update -- seem it is a function of pressure control after all. Listening more carefully I can hear a relay click on and off intermittently.

    Thanks for the help.
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    I'll let you in on a little secret -- goods...

    I'll let you in on a little secret -- goods manufactured to be sold in China are usually much better quality than some of the stuff they export. This is because the government tightly controls...
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    I'm not sure it would be worth the money to have...

    I'm not sure it would be worth the money to have it checked out. I am thinking of just replacing it with a Hitachi RAS/C-36 before it gets too cold.

    Links to diect purchase sites are not permitted...
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    You don't have to know Chinese to understand...

    You don't have to know Chinese to understand (most) of the specs

    Model: KFR-32W
    Indoor units: 1
    Voltage/Frequency: 220V / 50 Hz
    Capacity (Cooling/Heating): 3.20 kW / 3.80 kW
    Draw...
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    It's local to me -- I'm in China.

    It's local to me -- I'm in China.
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    Sorry, but this site really limits the size of...

    Sorry, but this site really limits the size of pictures...

    Here is the nameplate again but larger and a pic of the coils.
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    I moved in during the summer, so I have no idea...

    I moved in during the summer, so I have no idea about what the "normal" is for this unit in heating mode. But like I said, it seems to heat fine.

    I cleaned the indoor coil with foaming coil...
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    Thanks - but nothing is broken (I don't...

    Thanks - but nothing is broken (I don't think...). Just curious.
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    Heat Pump Outdoor Fan Cycling (Not defrost)

    I have an AUX mini-split heat pump. The outdoor fan seems to cycle on and off when in heating mode. Any idea what this is about? BTW, I'm not talking about defrost and it seems to heat perfectly...
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    BTW, this installation is in China - so I am...

    BTW, this installation is in China - so I am wondering if anyone has any comments concerning the workmanship etc based on the photo?
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    About 18 months ago by a tech and about a year...

    About 18 months ago by a tech and about a year ago the gas company gave everything a once-over.
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