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  1. you gotta love it when people start double or...

    you gotta love it when people start double or tripling up on filters. Especially the real restrictive ones. They need to try and put 2 or 3 of those nose/mouth filters on when they push the mower...
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    .3"? Oh I am sure they are at or below that...

    .3"? Oh I am sure they are at or below that number.
  3. I personally do not think you will accomplish...

    I personally do not think you will accomplish what you want with thermostats. Your neighbors not only got a $800/yr savings but their comfort level has increased and what is that worth to you/them?
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    I would say outdoor stat to lock out heatpump in...

    I would say outdoor stat to lock out heatpump in heat mode above 65.
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    I have had to pressure 410 up to 400# to locate...

    I have had to pressure 410 up to 400# to locate the dang leaks. I think the oil seals the leak to a point and especially when pulling a vacuum. Making them harder to find.
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    In 2001 the standard efficiency was 10 seer in...

    In 2001 the standard efficiency was 10 seer in 2006 it went to 13 seer in 2015 depends on where you are located it went to 14 seer. That alone is higher. So in 2001 if you purchased a 10 seer...
  7. Thread: condenser swap?

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    4 tons on a 1600 square foot house? I had a 2...

    4 tons on a 1600 square foot house? I had a 2 ton on my 1600 square foot house in atlanta. But we know not where you are from to know if it is too much.
  8. at 30 years old, dude put it to rest already. ...

    at 30 years old, dude put it to rest already. You are past the borrowed time by at least 10 years.
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    Maybe this will help?

    Maybe this will help?
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    The communicating t-stats are completely...

    The communicating t-stats are completely different than standard t-stats, the econet is a communicating t-stat and does not operate off of batteries and your furnace is 2 stage that is why you will...
  11. Thread: Trane coil size

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    the coil can cover multiple sizes as stated. we...

    the coil can cover multiple sizes as stated. we need to know the model number of the outdoor unit to know how many btu's (size) it is rated at.
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    If it is refrigerant equalizing. I would say not...

    If it is refrigerant equalizing. I would say not much of a chance however something could be rubbing or touching something that it should not be. The service tech should be able to explain it in...
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    can u get an accurate amp reading off of an ecm...

    can u get an accurate amp reading off of an ecm motor?
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    came up on a trane xl1200 package heat pump that...

    came up on a trane xl1200 package heat pump that some one replaced the cond. fan motor. Home owner called complaining about a noise and found the shaft had started drilling a hole in the top of the...
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    yea turn fan on go outside and barely open an...

    yea turn fan on go outside and barely open an outside door and feel it is pushing air out or sucking air in to the house.
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    according to OP's math you should have a 4 ton.

    according to OP's math you should have a 4 ton.
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    It will in no way move 3000 cfm of air. 2000 max.

    It will in no way move 3000 cfm of air. 2000 max.
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    my question is why is the 1 1/2" line stopping...

    my question is why is the 1 1/2" line stopping up? Do you know if it goes straight to the sewer or is it a vent? And is anything else backing up?
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    close the the ocean trane/american standard is...

    close the the ocean trane/american standard is the only way to go.
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    A smaller ac will keep the humidity lower so that...

    A smaller ac will keep the humidity lower so that you do not have to set it at 70. The smaller ac is running longer to remove more humidity but is using less electricity to do so. It is cost more...
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    NO. It feels muggy, clammy and you then have to...

    NO. It feels muggy, clammy and you then have to turn the temperature down lower to feel comfortable. When the body water evaporates that is cooling you down. It is your built in air conditioning. ...
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    Never set ac below 78 usually it is 79 to 81. In...

    Never set ac below 78 usually it is 79 to 81. In the summer I am acclimated to warmer temps, I get sick if it is too cold. Mine would never hit 70 at those temps if it did it would only run for a...
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    I can not believe a service man would not go into...

    I can not believe a service man would not go into an attic to check for a leak. very unprofessional. Yes you can replace just the coil but depending on age you may want to replace the entire system...
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    And according to that chart my last house should...

    And according to that chart my last house should have been at minimum 2.5 tons and most likely 3 tons. That house was 1625 sq. ft. and had a 2 ton a/c that kept it at 78 when it was 104 outside. ...
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    According to that chart my house (2700 sq. ft.)...

    According to that chart my house (2700 sq. ft.) should be a 5 ton however I know for a fact that the 3.5 ton installed is too large as I have to run a dehumidifier all summer long to get humidity...
  26. Thread: csr on a trane.

    by DOGBOY
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    I was able to get the old mechanical defrost...

    I was able to get the old mechanical defrost control from trane last winter. Direct replacement. actually blew my mind that they were still available.
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    I guess what I was trying to say is I had to ask...

    I guess what I was trying to say is I had to ask for the cut off be installed other wise it would be a trip to the propane tank to cut it off, and it would have been nice to have a union between the...
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    I was out at Dentists office giving a quote to...

    I was out at Dentists office giving a quote to replace one of their systems and a guy from another company was there adding r-22 to one system. He was adding when I walked in, and after I gathered...
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    you can go to ...

    you can go to

    http://hvacradvice.com/site/1/Home and try here.
  30. Thread: New HVAC Sstem

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    If your inside unit runs then your contractors...

    If your inside unit runs then your contractors should be able to get pressure readings from the duct work and at the very least measure it to see if it is close to the right size for the system they...
  31. Thread: New HVAC Sstem

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    if you are going from 2.5 tons to 3 tons your...

    if you are going from 2.5 tons to 3 tons your DUCT WILL BE TOO SMALL. A 3 ton system will need to flow more air than a 2.5 ton this is a given. Very seldom is duct work sized properly in the first...
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    it is hard to know since we can not get...

    it is hard to know since we can not get refrigerant pressures, see the air filter, see if the outdoor coil is dirty, if the unit starts properly. That can only be done by someone on site. A good...
  33. Thread: New HVAC Sstem

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    In the south it is now 14 seer minimum. and if...

    In the south it is now 14 seer minimum. and if it was from 86 probably is 8 seer as that was the minimum then, maybe 9seer, doubtful 10 seer.
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    you could call a couple of the manufacturers,...

    you could call a couple of the manufacturers, Honeywell, Emerson, is who I would call.
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    I would think overcharged.

    I would think overcharged.
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    Is this not considered DIY?

    Is this not considered DIY?
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    we do not design the equipment or decide how it...

    we do not design the equipment or decide how it operates. we install it and repair it. Yes I agree with you if there is no Ice build up defrost is not needed. York had a defrost system at one time...
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    1. it is leaking. 2. probably due to a leak...

    1. it is leaking.
    2. probably due to a leak
    3. if you do and you do not seal it up properly it will leak worse.
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    Oh it was quiet simple, you just start at the gas...

    Oh it was quiet simple, you just start at the gas valve and work back to the copper as it is a flare fitting.
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    bearings probably are sticking

    bearings probably are sticking
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    just replacing the evap by itself should only...

    just replacing the evap by itself should only have a 5 year warranty not 10.
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    No low pressure and that was why I was there h/e...

    No low pressure and that was why I was there h/e sooted up blew out with nitrogen several times and pulled inducer and cleaned the wheel and it is now operating properly. after a new gas valve that...
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    10 ft. here

    10 ft. here
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    that is what I was hinting to. You cut the vent...

    that is what I was hinting to. You cut the vent then disconnect the gas line going into the regulator then you unscrew everything at once. I guess no big deal.
  45. remember when the unit runs low on r-22 the...

    remember when the unit runs low on r-22 the compressor is running hotter and can/will be damaged so you may be replacing a compressor before you move also. I would replace the evaporator now and the...
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    Your plumber can't fix it but he will replace it....

    Your plumber can't fix it but he will replace it. Nice. What happens when you have a problem with the new unit will he want to replace it again? If you go with an 80% furnace you will need to have...
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    I am thinking you have to manually reset it. but...

    I am thinking you have to manually reset it. but some one with more knowledge will verify.
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    most definitely (guaranteed) in the basement. ...

    most definitely (guaranteed) in the basement. Walls I am not sure, I would think it depends on how well the wall is sealed to keep humid air out in between the wall. so yea probably will sweat in...
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    vent is about 6 ft away from unit against the...

    vent is about 6 ft away from unit against the house.
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    our Propane company

    Here is how our locale propane company connected a gas pak. I asked about a gas cock and was told since the tank is only 20ft away it does not need one. I have to admit it is the only appliance on...
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