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    OK, thanks for confirming! :)

    OK, thanks for confirming! :)
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    OK, so the way it's hooked up right now seems to...

    OK, so the way it's hooked up right now seems to be correct in that it is using the Control 60 humidistat that came with the AprilAire 600 humidifier. As I mentioned before, the humidifier turns on...
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    Some updates

    I figured I would post an update.

    The situation changed in that there's of course the Humidistat that comes with the AprilAire 600. The Control 60 automatic humidistat. So the challenge was...
  4. High Efficiency Furnace, Fumes, and Return Registry.

    So I am having one big room split into two. This is top level of my house. It's been partially finished due to the fact that were were planning on splitting the room, like 5 years ago. It's been used...
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    Found some wiring diagrams here:...

    Found some wiring diagrams here:
    http://www.alpinehomeair.com/view.cfm?objID=C1EC4FEC-1C8E-409D-9581-3B9839F377F0

    It's too bad I can't be using the ComfortNet modulating stat for everything. At...
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    Yes. Furnace:...

    Yes.

    Furnace:
    http://www.amana-hac.com/Home/Products/GasFurnaces/96AFUEAMVM96/tabid/1497/Default.aspx

    Stat:...
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    I agree. It's rather vague. In the AMVM96's...

    I agree. It's rather vague. In the AMVM96's manual, it says the following:





    I suppose I'll ask the tech tomorrow. Just want to find out how this should all work.
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    Hmm...I guess it could mean that it controls...

    Hmm...I guess it could mean that it controls humidity levels by dehumidication? So just one way...i.e. decreasing humidity? That wouldn't work!
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    Here's is the official product page: ...

    Here's is the official product page:


    http://www.amana-hac.com/Home/Products/ControlsThermostats/HiDefComfortNetControl/tabid/1686/Default.aspx

    Once of the bullet points on that page says:...
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    OK, construction in the room has already begun....

    OK, construction in the room has already begun. HVAC tech will come tomorrow to do his work. Ended up getting the AMVM96 furnace and ComfortNet modulating stat. Going to have an air filter and...
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    Looks like the humidifier can be connected to the...

    Looks like the humidifier can be connected to the HVAC and the ComfortNet Modulating stat can control the humidifier.(?)

    I was trying to figure out whether to use the control that comes with the...
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    Any suggestion would be appreciated. I know that...

    Any suggestion would be appreciated. I know that the ComfortNet Modulating thermostat uses 4 wires to communicate with the furnace board. How would I hook the humidifier up to everything? Can the...
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    Yes, I am getting exactly the model in the PDF....

    Yes, I am getting exactly the model in the PDF. The DCVK-20 kit. The manual for the furnace says I can use a 2", 2.5", or 3" pipe. In what situation would one use a 2.5" or 3" pipe instead of the 2"?...
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    OK, I guess this is where my clueless-meter kicks...

    OK, I guess this is where my clueless-meter kicks in. No idea what this means! :)

    Does this mean I am going to have an issue using the concentric vent kit in order to get the exhaust and...
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    I will be using this concentric Vent Termination...

    I will be using this concentric Vent Termination kit so that I can use just one hole: LINK
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    That sounds like the cleanest way. I'll have to...

    That sounds like the cleanest way. I'll have to ask the tech about that. Sounds a little more involved than pushing the PVC through the existing exhaust. I'll just have to play it by ear according...
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    ComfortNet Stat and Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

    Can the ComfortNet Modulating or 2 stage Stat control the Aprilaire 600 automatic humidifier? The humidifier comes with it's own control and also an outdoor sensor, so I was trying to figure out the...
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    Great! I'm going to discuss this with the tech....

    Great!
    I'm going to discuss this with the tech. Removing the old and installing the new sounds like a cleaner installation, but as long as it's done right, I don't mind if he uses the existing...
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    Robert, Thank you VERY MUCH for the...

    Robert,

    Thank you VERY MUCH for the clarification. So everyone is on the same page with regards to using the existing one. I will ask the tech which will be easier. I agree, if it's the same...
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    So this is conflicting information from the post...

    So this is conflicting information from the post above. Confused! :(

    I read the technical spec document for the new furnace and it says that it can be run through an existing exhaust pipe provided...
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    I see. I shouldn't believe everything I read on...

    I see. I shouldn't believe everything I read on the internet! I agree. Don't think running new PVC vent should be an issue. I'll ask the tech. The only problem then is what to do with the existing...
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    Firstly, THANK YOU for your advice! I'm just...

    Firstly, THANK YOU for your advice!

    I'm just trying to educate myself as best as I can before committing to anything, so this is helpful as I have no idea about the inner workings of the Amana...
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    Any suggestions would be appreciated. :) ...

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. :)

    AMVC95 46k BTU with 2 stage stat or AMVM96 60k BTU with ComfortNet mod stat?

    The extra money spent on the AMVM96 is NOT an issue. Just want the best...
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    Amana AMVM96 Question

    Hello,

    Let me preface this post by saying I am clueless about HVAC systems. I'd like to educate myself. I will call a tech to go over all this as well.

    I am looking to have my clunky over sized...
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    2 year old Amana Furnace not igniting.

    Hello,

    I have a 2 year old Amana GUIC model furnace. (I believe it is the Air Commander 80) I have 2 units, 1 serving the basement and 1st floor and another serving the the second floor and attic....
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    In a normal place that would work. But in NYC...

    In a normal place that would work.
    But in NYC (not to bring it up over and over again...sorry!) a lot of time talk like that will get you nowhere fast!

    I will at least ask whether they will use...
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    Interesting.:eek: What happened to good old...

    Interesting.:eek:
    What happened to good old weed.;););)

    Anyways, although anything is possible I highly doubt that "huffing" is a big problem in NYC. (At least I hope not.:eek:)

    But you have a...
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    He he...I hear ya. In all honestly I wasn't that...

    He he...I hear ya. In all honestly I wasn't that bad. (At least I hope not!)
    I probably only asked him like 2 to 3 questions and mainly let him do his thing. I was there watching the whole time...
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    Optimistic?:eek: Scary...but you might be...

    Optimistic?:eek:

    Scary...but you might be right, especially in NYC.:(
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    Thanks for the tips. I'll start down the list...

    Thanks for the tips.
    I'll start down the list and see where that leads me.
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    I hear you fellas. I apologize for being an...

    I hear you fellas.
    I apologize for being an ignorant homeowner...:(

    I definitely made it clear over the phone that I'm not getting cool air anymore and that since the system is recent that I...
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    No, he didn't open the coil compartment inside....

    No, he didn't open the coil compartment inside.
    He was mumbling something about checking it out but he definitely did not check it. (I was literally following him around step-by-step)

    I am not...
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    I am not entirely sure whether he wants to...

    I am not entirely sure whether he wants to install the sight glass as part of finding the leak.

    My impression was that it's not, or at leat the tech did not give me an explanation like that. It...
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    He he...thanks for the offer. That's a long...

    He he...thanks for the offer. That's a long drive.:eek:
    It's just so tough getting quality help around here you know?
    NYC is a breeding ground for bad help...
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    Thanks for all the input. Really appreciate it. ...

    Thanks for all the input. Really appreciate it.

    I am from NYC and it is a crap shoot when it comes to getting any kind of reliable and honest help.

    I'm no expert. Just a home owner here and...
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    Possible causes of Freon Leak?

    Hello,

    I have an Amana 3 ton unit that is just about 2 years old. A couple of days ago I noticed I no longer am getting cool air from my system.

    I called a technician and he hooked up the...
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    I think in my OP I mentioned that I won't get...

    I think in my OP I mentioned that I won't get into that. It's a long story and would bring back a lot of bad memories that I have with my home renovation.

    No. I did not install the system.I do...
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    I'm not sure where this anger is coming from. ...

    I'm not sure where this anger is coming from.

    I am the HO in this case, and I thought I made it clear that I am a newbie and was a complete idiot when it came to HVAC systems.

    In post #5, I...
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    You are right. We don't have a humidity problem...

    You are right. We don't have a humidity problem in NY at all. It might get very humid here and there, but it's not even close to being consistent.

    In fact, I dare say we probably only have about 2...
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    I guess that's a relief! Now as far as "No air...

    I guess that's a relief!

    Now as far as "No air at all moving across the coil", if I feel air coming out of my registers does that mean I have enough air moving across the coil? (Again, sorry for...
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    I think he mentioned this (not in these exact...

    I think he mentioned this (not in these exact words) as a distinct possibility.

    However, we had the 2 ton unit running for 30-45 min and the unit wasn't getting hot or even warm.

    So we pretty...
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    When you say "low air flow" what does that...

    When you say "low air flow" what does that exactly mean?
    Is this something I can identify whether it is happening in my system?

    As for the original installers, that's another long story I won't...
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    I saw him with the gauge attached to the 2 ton...

    I saw him with the gauge attached to the 2 ton condenser unit and he was adjusting something. He was checking the gauge, then shaking his head in disapproval, then releasing "pressure" or whatever...
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    OK. So I guess what you pro's are saying is that...

    OK.
    So I guess what you pro's are saying is that I should not think "impending disaster" such as flooding. That really got me scared when he mentioned it.

    I called this guy just to start things...
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    I am a complete newbie when it comes to all this...

    I am a complete newbie when it comes to all this so plase excuse my ignorance!

    A couple of things I'm not so up on the lingo...
    -Superheat?
    -TXV?

    I guess the thing I am really concerned about...
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    Outside Units

    The outside units are RCC24C2C and RCC36C2C. (2 tons and 3 tons)

    When you say the "042 coil scares me", what do you mean?
    What can happen in this situation?

    And what is the best remedy for...
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    Oversized coil = Potential Disaster???

    Hello,

    I have an Amana Cetral Air system installed in my house as part of a renovation and this is my first summer with it. It did very well during the winter heating up the house rather nicely.
    ...
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