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  1. My point is that I don't know what he was talking...

    My point is that I don't know what he was talking about, and I wouldn't expect anybody else to either.


    Even if I did, I probably wouldn't endorse it. All the manufacturers drill into us the...
  2. After 22 years in the industry, if someone walked...

    After 22 years in the industry, if someone walked up to me and told me to put some "supco" in their system I would have NO IDEA what they were talking about.

    SUPCO is a company. They sell many,...
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    GaryMa, Your biggest choice isn't the brand...

    GaryMa,

    Your biggest choice isn't the brand you choose, it's the contractor you hire.


    Newer systems are less forgiving to the poor quality installs that were, and still are common. "swapping...
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    just my first reaction- that is bad, and I mean...

    just my first reaction- that is bad, and I mean REALLY bad. That install belongs on Jerry Springer.

    I would DEMAND my money back. When your contractor has that little regard for you and...
  5. Penderway PS- unless the manufacturer was given a...

    Penderway PS- unless the manufacturer was given a site drawing, they probably didn't even know the physical orientation of the home for a proper load calc. (just one more thing to throw into the mix)
  6. We are a little fuzzy on the details as penderway...

    We are a little fuzzy on the details as penderway has said. It seems that you've been in this location for some time with everything working Ok, but now at least some parts of the home are...
  7. What happened Melissa? what was the outcome? ...

    What happened Melissa?

    what was the outcome?

    I'm concerned that the flaw in the first system was never discovered, still leaving you with an under performing system.


    Please let us know!
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    ditto on all comments the brand won't save...

    ditto on all comments


    the brand won't save you! You are buying the contractor, not the equipment brand!
  9. Last time I jumped down somebody's throat for...

    Last time I jumped down somebody's throat for assisting a DIY I got slapped, so my responses are decidedly more low key now...

    easier to let the mods do what they do.
  10. sounds decidedly like diy

    sounds decidedly like diy
  11. huh. ok. potential issues with oversized...

    huh.


    ok.

    potential issues with oversized furnace


    shortened system life
    increased rate of repair
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    That guy doesn't understand air filtration at...

    That guy doesn't understand air filtration at all...

    That was painful. Sorry to be negative but you shouldn't base your design on that.
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    I'm not certain what information you are looking...

    I'm not certain what information you are looking for Maxweber?

    "stop leak" in all it's various forms is a compound placed inside the refrigerant circuit in an attempt to seal refrigerant leaks...
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    I'm sorry Maxweber, I 'm having trouble...

    I'm sorry Maxweber,

    I 'm having trouble following your post... am I to understand that they did locate a refrigerant leak? Did they identify a leak location? Your post is very disjointed. You seem...
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    Max, you should understand that the H-10 is...

    Max, you should understand that the H-10 is professional grade gear and as such requires a certain level of experience to use with reliable results. I wouldn't trust your results. Sorry. I'm not...
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    Tug Slug, I'm no expert on mold and I don't...

    Tug Slug,

    I'm no expert on mold and I don't know what you are building EXACTLY, only that it's a homebrew air filter setup.

    One fast, cheap and easy filter setup is to get a basic 20" box fan...
  17. Ziggle- There are fairly large number of...

    Ziggle-

    There are fairly large number of things that could be restricting the performance of your system. Many of these things won't make sense to the layperson without considerable explanation. ...
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    Dale, I've said it before and I'll say it again...

    Dale, I've said it before and I'll say it again here-

    You can't fix bad ethics and you can't fix a lack of training. There are so many elements to a good install that most companies don't produce...
  19. Steve, I'm sorry but your concept of how these...

    Steve, I'm sorry but your concept of how these systems work is deeply flawed.

    If your friend knows what he's doing, you will just be getting in his way, and if he doesn't you won't be able to...
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    Any pro should be able to do it properly. Make...

    Any pro should be able to do it properly.

    Make sure they check your combustion with a combustion analyzer.
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    Does it have any kind of export function at all?...

    Does it have any kind of export function at all?

    CSV is all you need.
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    I wouldn't trust a phone app to measure decibels...

    I wouldn't trust a phone app to measure decibels accurately, you would need a wind sock to have any kind of reliability. I would suggest 16 seer or higher if noise is important to you. Condensers in...
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    ok. personally I hate working on rooftop units...

    ok.

    personally I hate working on rooftop units and I think many residential guys do.

    Trane units tend rto be very quiet, but any two stage unit will make most people happy. One unit to check...
  24. Let's focus on the problem. your ducts aren't...

    Let's focus on the problem.

    your ducts aren't delivering the cooling capacity of your system.

    this goes back to the installation and upkeep of the system.

    What can we do with your current...
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    Do you want to pay extra for installation,...

    Do you want to pay extra for installation, maintenance, and repairs? Or I guess I should ask, do you realize this is a likely outcome?
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    well hell... that's better than I got! good...

    well hell...


    that's better than I got! good for you!
  27. What is the model number of the valve?

    What is the model number of the valve?
  28. Lots of techs will look at headache installs and...

    Lots of techs will look at headache installs and not mention it. My suggestion (without seeing what's going on) is to have the guy suggest what he thinks is appropriate for the repair. I would also...
  29. Hi again Bonnie. I'm still struggling with this...

    Hi again Bonnie. I'm still struggling with this one. I can't decide if there are communication issues with stuff getting relayed back and forth, or if the tech is either incompetent or deceptive or...
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    lol They ARE ok if you baby them, but even...

    lol

    They ARE ok if you baby them, but even then I don't think they measure up to the Digicools.

    One killer feature is that the AK's put all the pertinent Data on one screen, and that's a huge...
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    TWO WEEKS?!?!?! You LUCKY BASTARD!! We'll...

    TWO WEEKS?!?!?!

    You LUCKY BASTARD!!

    We'll call you "Gentle Mike"

    -I own a Dead 550, and a live AK900
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    Bonefish, how does that spilt out for...

    Bonefish, how does that spilt out for latent/sensible?

    tell us about your house.

    age, sf by floor, construction, insulation,location- city state
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    That's a 5 ton unit. Efficiency ratings go down...

    That's a 5 ton unit. Efficiency ratings go down as the size of the system goes up

    How did the contractor determine the size of the system?
  34. I say do it! You'll need somewhere to spend...

    I say do it!

    You'll need somewhere to spend all that cash you saved vs getting it done right, and where better than your utility bills, repair bills and replacement bills!!

    It's Synchronicity!
  35. Maybe it's just me, but that doesn't look like...

    Maybe it's just me, but that doesn't look like it's lying flat does it? Or is that just the camera lens?

    if so, what's under it?

    and what an odd thing to put in the return air path....

    I say...
  36. I haven't done one in a while, but aren't...

    I haven't done one in a while, but aren't Honeywell units still rebadged Lifebreath units?
  37. You're not rambling, you just trying to tell us...

    You're not rambling, you just trying to tell us as much as you can.

    Check that the other guys have said (with system running)
    and call for a pro. turning the system off is always a good idea when...
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    testo is good for loooong turnaround times and...

    testo is good for loooong turnaround times and poor customer service.

    If I had to guess I would say 1 month to get your valves.

    I can't see myself investing in another testo manifold when AK900...
  39. It's been my experience that it's very hard to...

    It's been my experience that it's very hard to get a contractor to do things in a way that they aren't used to. It's an old Dog, new trick scenario. If you feel this builder is your best option, you...
  40. Ill do you a solid brother, here's the deal. ...

    Ill do you a solid brother, here's the deal.


    Get a pro!
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    Sorry i saw this late pacnw, I've got a dead 550...

    Sorry i saw this late pacnw, I've got a dead 550 i could have sent them off to you!
  42. Needs to be moved -I suggest tips and tricks

    Needs to be moved -I suggest tips and tricks
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    Lots of guys in HVAC started out as Carpenters-...

    Lots of guys in HVAC started out as Carpenters- or worse, LOL. Trust me when I say this stuff doesn't come easy. It's WAAAAAY more technical than the outsider would ever know. There's what is on the...
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    MRAD, looking at your photo it seems there would...

    MRAD, looking at your photo it seems there would be room for a 16x25 filter, but I'm not there. I tipicaly replace the RA drop so that I match the duct dimension to the filter opening and the trunk...
  45. I too am very confused... OP appears prone to...

    I too am very confused...

    OP appears prone to randomness!

    Trane/ American standard = same/same

    The shell and the badge differ. On occasion there MIGHT be a product that gets released first...
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    I fully understand sometimes space limits what...

    I fully understand sometimes space limits what you can do, I deal with it everyday, believe me! I also (obviously) don't know what you are dealing with exactly. Your new furnace might be wider, or...
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    just keep in mind that "magic 3 bid" number works...

    just keep in mind that "magic 3 bid" number works only if you get at least 1 good contractor in the mix and you can figure out who's who!

    Expect to do some digging. I suggest you stick around and...
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    I would say you are nutz (no offense intended) if...

    I would say you are nutz (no offense intended) if you think you can get an entire HVAC system properly installed for $ especially in California, but at the same time there are some folks advertising...
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    suit yourself. properly installed, your system...

    suit yourself. properly installed, your system will be in operation for 20 years, maybe more. restriction to airflow is one of the more significant determining factors to efficiency and longevity.
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    As others have said- making assumtions at this...

    As others have said- making assumtions at this point will be vary dangerous and costly later.

    You match the heating/cooling load of the home (manual J) with the equipment (manual S) then you know...
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