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    That can't be right. I have lots of PDF files on...

    That can't be right. I have lots of PDF files on my iPhone and iPad.
  2. The information provided is not sufficient for a...

    The information provided is not sufficient for a good answer.
    Geothermal systems are the most expensive but lowest operating costs.
    Electric heaters are the least expensive but cost the most to...
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    It is lazy. The equipment comes with a schematic...

    It is lazy. The equipment comes with a schematic in the unit. Have you looked for it?
    What do you mean by indoor unit and matching indoor unit? Isn't it the same unit?

    Most equipment can be...
  4. An online search shows that your outdoor unit is...

    An online search shows that your outdoor unit is an air conditioner only. The term "Rheem water heater furnace" is contradictory. It is either a furnace or a water heater, not both.
    I suggest you...
  5. Thread: Heat pump

    by kdean1
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    Your new 4 ton heat pump that replace the old...

    Your new 4 ton heat pump that replace the old oversized 4 ton heat pump will defrost more than is necessary. It will also have a problem with inadequate air flow.
  6. We often dismantle the unit to remove it. That...

    We often dismantle the unit to remove it. That will mean smaller pieces that will fit through the opening to the attic.
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    What a whiner! Just obey the regulations and get...

    What a whiner! Just obey the regulations and get a proper furnace with proper installation.
    BTW, your neighbor's furnace should have no odor at a distance of 4 to 6 feet. If it does smell, it is not...
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    That wall of text was so daunting I didn't read...

    That wall of text was so daunting I didn't read it all.
    From on early post you stated it was a vertical furnace installed horizontally. Was it only for vertical use and improperly installed? Or did...
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    Here's a link to the type of lift I would use in...

    Here's a link to the type of lift I would use in that situation.
    http://www.amazon.com/Genie-Heavy-Duty-Aluminum-Manual-Capacity/dp/B004QTPJIY

    Or they may have exceedingly strong installers.
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    I leave that to the customer. I can get the...

    I leave that to the customer. I can get the system running without an air filter, but it has to have a capacitor.
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    Honeywell says that the energy used to heat the...

    Honeywell says that the energy used to heat the water for steam humidification is equal to the energy needed to reheat the air that is cooled by evaporative humidifiers. I can't attest to that. I can...
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    There's nothing wrong with cable ties. We tape...

    There's nothing wrong with cable ties. We tape the liner and cable tie the jacket.
    A positive pressure vent doesn't need a pea trap. Or a pee trap. Or a P-trap.
    The worst looking part is the...
  13. A two-stage compressor is what makes the heat...

    A two-stage compressor is what makes the heat pump two-stage. Everything 2 tons and above is two-stage. Choose that!

    "Refrigeration System: Each unit shall have
    sealed refrigerant circuits. Each...
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    I'm not so sure about humidity control with the...

    I'm not so sure about humidity control with the wifi thermostat. It has reminders for filters and pads.
    I know the Prestige is capable of it as well as other nice features.
    As far as cutting the...
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    He'll get the same answer when he calls Rheem...

    He'll get the same answer when he calls Rheem tech support and tells them he's the home owner.
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    The cabinet will provide plenty of support for...

    The cabinet will provide plenty of support for the humidifier. Provided the coil a standard A-coil, there will room between the cabinet and the coil for adequate air flow through the humidifier. Have...
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    That was my question. Why no answer? Why do you...

    That was my question. Why no answer?
    Why do you insist on having it mounted on the return?
  18. Your installer has a lot to learn, personal...

    Your installer has a lot to learn, personal skills as well as professional ones. Stick to your guns and get what is right instead of what they want you to take.
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    Is there enough room on the right side of the...

    Is there enough room on the right side of the coil cabinet to mount a humidifier? There should be enough clearance between the coil and the cabinet to accommodate either one.
    Take note - a steam...
  20. So much for my idea about the defrost cycle....

    So much for my idea about the defrost cycle.
    Have the contractor come on a cold day.
  21. Ask for a two-stage heat pump (if it is available...

    Ask for a two-stage heat pump (if it is available that small). If they insist on giving you a 2 ton unit then first stage operation would be lower, something in the 1-1.5 ton range.
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    There are far too many sizes of capacitors for me...

    There are far too many sizes of capacitors for me to carry all of them. The same goes for air filters. The Turbo capacitors are worth carrying as a permanent replacement, especially when the job is...
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    Engineers know everything and rules don't apply...

    Engineers know everything and rules don't apply to them.
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    I usually disparage duct cleaning because those...

    I usually disparage duct cleaning because those in our area don't have the proper equipment. From your pictures, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your work.
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    This sort of topic needs to be discussed in a...

    This sort of topic needs to be discussed in a closed forum to prevent DIYers from attempting things that can cause harm to those without technical know-how.
    You can apply for Pro status after the...
  26. Does it do it constantly or every 90 minutes or...

    Does it do it constantly or every 90 minutes or so? It could be linked to the defrost cycle.
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    Once it becomes apparent that it is a DIY...

    Once it becomes apparent that it is a DIY inquiry, just click on the little black triangle in the lower left of the post and report it as such. The moderators will take appropriate action.
    Then...
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    Sorry, no. This site is not for DIY. It is...

    Sorry, no. This site is not for DIY. It is written in red at the top of the page.
  29. So she agrees with me!

    So she agrees with me!
  30. Fire the machine. That does not seem to be a...

    Fire the machine.

    That does not seem to be a heating or cooling machine so why do you inquire here on hvac-talk?
  31. Thread: Ford Transit

    by kdean1
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    I'm still waiting for my new Transit. :(...

    I'm still waiting for my new Transit. :(
    Ordered 5-6 weeks ago. This will be my first brand new vehicle. ;)
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    I use duct tape on my cans of PVC cleaner and...

    I use duct tape on my cans of PVC cleaner and glue. Put the cans side by side and wrap them both with the tape. It has prevented many spills and I always have them together.

    I like the...
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    You already asked this question in another...

    You already asked this question in another thread. Please don't double post.
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    Nice idea but people will still be lazy and...

    Nice idea but people will still be lazy and inconsiderate. Cigarette butts will still be thrown out of car windows, along with burger wrappers and beer bottles. Our local newspaper had an article...
  35. Marc has made the suggestions I would have. Any...

    Marc has made the suggestions I would have.
    Any ducts that are in the upstairs are inadequate and nothing will improve them. You could also consider new equipment for the first floor and a new...
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    It needs more tape. And more dryer vent pipe.

    It needs more tape. And more dryer vent pipe.
  37. If you object to the white pipes, you can paint...

    If you object to the white pipes, you can paint the pipes so they blend with the house color.
  38. Most residential furnaces are not approved for...

    Most residential furnaces are not approved for mobile home use. A mobile home furnace is a requirement. The same goes for fan/coil units. Read the installation instructions very carefully to save...
  39. Home Warranty = high expectations + poor work by...

    Home Warranty = high expectations + poor work by cheapest contractor + disappointed customer.
  40. Works good!:Faint:

    Works good!:Faint:
  41. Thread: New to the site

    by kdean1
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    Hi Sparky :putergreet:

    Hi Sparky :putergreet:
  42. Geothermal systems are generally much less...

    Geothermal systems are generally much less expensive to operate than an air-to-air heat pump. Modern systems have efficiency ratings which use ~50% less electricity. I also recommend having the...
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    I can't help you with regard to Florida. In Ohio...

    I can't help you with regard to Florida. In Ohio the clear winner is a heat pump over an AC.
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    What brands use an 80 volt ignitor?

    What brands use an 80 volt ignitor?
  45. Thread: arson attempt?

    by kdean1
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    The level of stupidity of some people amazes me....

    The level of stupidity of some people amazes me. They think they are clever for not having to do it the proper way.
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    Please explain the difference between an 80 volt...

    Please explain the difference between an 80 volt and a 120 volt ignitor, apart from the obvious difference of 40 volts. I've been using the Glowfly as a universal replacement for years without any...
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    What JP said.

    What JP said.
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    You're = you are. :grin2:

    You're = you are. :grin2:
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    Much better! It looked like it was a post from...

    Much better! It looked like it was a post from Pony. I just give up reading when facing a solid wall of text.
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    I think you missed the point. The OP said it is...

    I think you missed the point.
    The OP said it is a man cave rather than a workshop.
    As for units in shops, I have a Mitsubishi in my building. I keep the unit and filters clean.
    I have a two...
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