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    Thanks for all the great replies. I will check...

    Thanks for all the great replies. I will check with code enforcement on running up the flue. As noted in my original post, no closets lined up, and did not want to build a chase in a corner for...
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    And it is early 1900's construction. ...

    And it is early 1900's construction. Plaster-lath walls and ceilings. Spent hours with a carpenter looking for an interior run and could not come up with a good option.
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    I think you need to see the link in my original...

    I think you need to see the link in my original post. There is no good place to run it up the side of the house. On one side, we have a driveway, and it can't go there. On the other side, the only...
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    Running Air Conditioning Line Set

    I had posted this question on the wall of shame thread I posted some time ago, which can be found here: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=887652 .

    I am going to bring in a pro, but I was...
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    Reviving this old thread, because the time has...

    Reviving this old thread, because the time has come to relocate the lineset off the outside wall.

    I have an "off the wall" question-pun intended. After much searching throughout the house,...
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    This was a replacement job. I spent a good deal...

    This was a replacement job. I spent a good deal of time with the owner of the company trying to figure out where we could locate the condenser unit to avoid this lineset issue, and he assured me he...
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    It is the side of the house facing our...

    It is the side of the house facing our entertaining area of the yard, but it should not matter. It is not a professional, finished look.
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    Slimduct-Wall of Fame of Wall of Shame

    What do you think?

    Consider-double blocking of 2 X4's instead of use of offsets and the exposed lineset above the windows. Price cannot be discussed here, but you would not believe what we paid...
  9. wahoo, how would you like an all expense paid...

    wahoo, how would you like an all expense paid trip to the lovely northeast coast to finish the job?:grin2:
  10. I'm done here, as we have some amateur private...

    I'm done here, as we have some amateur private detectives parsing through every word of my posts. The electrical thing was something the technician threw out and said we needed to look into...
  11. thes, the electrical thing was a red herring. He...

    thes, the electrical thing was a red herring. He did not know what he was talking about. There was no electrical issue.

    combat conditions? C'mon. Does that explain 8 days of work and 3 days on...
  12. thes, read the thread. If you want more info, I...

    thes, read the thread. If you want more info, I started a thread to determine the proper T-stat for my system, here:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?p=10804132&posted=1#post10804132

    I...
  13. wahoo, thank you very much. It's funny you...

    wahoo, thank you very much. It's funny you mentioned the ductwork insulation. The installer told us we needed to remove the trunkline because it was lined with fiberglass on the inside. But when I...
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    Thank you. I just got off the phone with...

    Thank you. I just got off the phone with Rheem/Ruud technical support,and I learned that there is no reason the T-stat mentioned in my first post should not work with my system. Yes, I don't have a...
  15. Contractor specified the wrong thermostat. They...

    Contractor specified the wrong thermostat. They came back last night (went with out AC all of Tuesday night and all day Wednesday with a Honeywell thermostat, and the system worked through the...
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    Ruud/Rheem Thermostat Matchup

    We had a UAPM-048JEZ Ruud Condenser and RHPN-HM4824 air handler installed, and the contractor specified a Ruud Contour Comfort Control thermostat, model HC-TST305UNMS. As detailed in another thread...
  17. thes, you are obviously biased against customers,...

    thes, you are obviously biased against customers, and I hope you don't have the same condescending attitude with your customers. All the questions you asked in the first part of your post are things...
  18. thes, no evasiveness here. I gave you the...

    thes, no evasiveness here. I gave you the picture. You want more detail: House is 2 1/2 stories. Air handler is located above second story through a large scuttle opening from the third level. ...
  19. t527ed, that is what I am thinking, and the poor...

    t527ed, that is what I am thinking, and the poor owner of the company will probably take a beating on the job. I go through this in my own business, and sometimes it happens. I'm being patient with...
  20. thes, I get it . It's not my problem if they...

    thes, I get it . It's not my problem if they underestimated, but we made plans around the job being done by the weekend. And no, we don't beat our contractors over the head. Just want to make an...
  21. And I have posted here several times and received...

    And I have posted here several times and received invaluable advice from this board. Of course we were going to ask the contractor-I just like to know what other pros think.
  22. Thanks Thes and ColdAirMan. I appreciate your...

    Thanks Thes and ColdAirMan. I appreciate your post. I am beyond Johnny Homeowner, and I have watched and personally helped with the installation of replacement systems. Apparently what is...
  23. Thanks for the replies. Yes, should have...

    Thanks for the replies. Yes, should have mentioned that this was to be a 2-3 day install. No weather issues or anything out of the ordinary. 5 solid days of beautiful weather so as not to impede...
  24. HVAC Replacement Install -How Long Should it Take

    We are in the middle of replacing a condenser and an air handler for our upstairs split air conditioning system (no furnace-we have a boiler). I got 4 different quotes, and only 1 company did a...
  25. Dan and BaldLoonie, thanks for the replies. I...

    Dan and BaldLoonie, thanks for the replies. I think the married rebate applies only if the spouses are living in separate houses. I'm checking the state rebates.

    We did new construction 5 years...
  26. BaldLoonie, if I am doing 2 furnaces and 2...

    BaldLoonie, if I am doing 2 furnaces and 2 condensers for a 3000+ 2 story home, I should have no problem hitting the close to 30%/$1500 mark, right, and I would get the rebate through the two AC...
  27. I think I got it. You get a rebate on the fan,...

    I think I got it. You get a rebate on the fan, and Rheem lists the % you can use of the whole unit on the rebate form.

    I thought I saw on here that Rheem would offer a 95% mod unit soon. Is that...
  28. $1500 Tax Credit on Rheem Modulating Furnace

    I thought the up 30% up to $1500 tax credit is only for units with 95% AFUE or higher. On Rheem's webpage, they have several units listed (including modulating units and 80% non-modulating units)...
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    After 3 or 4 days, we went through our second set...

    After 3 or 4 days, we went through our second set of dead batteries on the Tstat. So, I couldn't take the mystery anymore, and with the assistance of the help line for the thermostat company (Wayne...
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    Pretty sure he was. I know the guy who said I...

    Pretty sure he was. I know the guy who said I should call a tech with batteries in his meter was joking, but the other readings were all about 24 V. Thanks for the replies. If everything is...
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    Voltage at Thermostat

    Although this sounds like a DIY question, I assure you it is not. I just want to be assured nothing is wrong, or if I have to call another tech.

    Had an old round Honeywell thermostat replaced that...
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    I don't mean to be impatient, but are there not...

    I don't mean to be impatient, but are there not many desert HVAC pro's on this board that can answer my questions?:

    1. Is a packaged system on the flat garage roof the way to go based on the...
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    One other point of information. Found out from...

    One other point of information. Found out from utility companies that Gas costs $1.1582/therm and Electric costs .04/KWH. Does this favor installing a hybrid/dual fuel system with a ground source...
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    I guess that gets back to the original question...

    I guess that gets back to the original question of whether it is better to go with a split system or a packaged system. Any thoughts on this, given my climate considerations in the original post? ...
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    Nothing stops us from putting condensing unit on...

    Nothing stops us from putting condensing unit on ground, but we have limited places to put the air handler/furnace if we go with a slit system. Have been advised that putting furnace in attic is not...
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    Ceiling in garage is quite high--12-14 feet. ...

    Ceiling in garage is quite high--12-14 feet. Roof over garage is a flat room with low parapets. Other than being outside, how is it harder to service a unit on the roof? Once you are on the roof,...
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    Problem with split system is recommendation was...

    Problem with split system is recommendation was to hang it in attic, and there seems to be a limited number of rebates on hanging furnaces.
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    Arizona High Desert Replacement

    I have gotten excellent advice and guidance here on my new construction install a few years ago in NJ, and we have been very happy with our Rheem modulating furnace and condenser. I understand the...
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    Original poster here. Our T-stat was on an...

    Original poster here. Our T-stat was on an interior wall, and I put several different thermometers on top of the new blue screen stat, and all thermometers read 4-5 degrees above the mod stat. ...
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    Rheem Modulating Stat Reading too Low?

    New construction on 2 story completed in September 2006. Rheem Mod downstairs, and a rheem 2 stage in the attic to service the upstairs. Had no problems with heat this winter, except for the Mod...
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    Warranty replacement on the way, but was still...

    Warranty replacement on the way, but was still wondering if anyone had any issues with these since they are new. When I replaced the batteries, it initially showed a brief sign of life, but quickly...
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    modulating stat failure

    We have the White-Rodgers modulating stat for our Rheem Mod furnace system. The model # of the stat is HC-TST401MDMS, and it was installed in August 2006. It has been working fine until this...
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    The problem went away for a few weeks as we have...

    The problem went away for a few weeks as we have been experiencing warm weather here in NJ, but the cold is back, as well as the water line noise. I did not want to deal with the service tech coming...
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    We had a Honeywell HE225A installed on our new...

    We had a Honeywell HE225A installed on our new construction after the contractor's hack put in an autoflo 200P model. We notice that when it is running, there is quite a bit of noise coming from the...
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    Had one intalled with my new construction, but...

    Had one intalled with my new construction, but I'm not happy with the flame height. It's only about 3 inches above the logset. I've maxed out the adjustment in the control box. Can I do anything...
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    Equation? I don't think the first guy used any...

    Equation? I don't think the first guy used any equation when he did the system.
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    As discussed in other posts, our new construction...

    As discussed in other posts, our new construction system is complete. We had a second HVAC guy come in to check/repair aspects of our Rheem Mod install. We have a Rheem mod downstairs and a Rheem...
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    The Rheem guy came by today, but now I'm a little...

    The Rheem guy came by today, but now I'm a little confused. He did not run the test that docholiday suggested, but he did change the switch settings. However, I'm looking at page 35 of the...
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    I had an HVAC guy working in my office building...

    I had an HVAC guy working in my office building yesterday tell me that Rheem/Ruud were the bottom of the line, but better than Goodman. When I told him about the Mod, he did not know what I was...
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    How many chances do I need to give the original...

    How many chances do I need to give the original installer to get it right? So I had a Rheem guy come take a look at my attic RGTK and my downstairs mod. This was today, a day after having the...
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