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  1. Good advise, whats your YTD vs. hourly is usually...

    Good advise, whats your YTD vs. hourly is usually a big difference.
    How many service tech's at your place ? What kind of avg. ticket are you generating ?
    luck, dan
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    We have quite a few techs and a lot of customers,...

    We have quite a few techs and a lot of customers, we have maybe 2 or 3 failed compressors a summer. I do not doubt your diagnosis and ohms to ground is easy.
    This is Michigan so maybe we do not run...
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    The tech needs to go thru the high voltage and...

    The tech needs to go thru the high voltage and the low voltage connections, something is loose I suspect and you are getting an intermittent voltage issue.
    Tech could also install a temporary t-stat...
  4. A combustion analysis would tell you for sure you...

    A combustion analysis would tell you for sure you have improper combustion.
    May have an issue with the secondary, dirty burners, temperature split abnormal.
    A miss-fire will generate a little gas...
  5. The enhanced Warranty (labor money) for the...

    The enhanced Warranty (labor money) for the secondary heat exchanger replacement is very minimal, we charge an additional handling fee, because we pay up front for all the parts and receive a credit...
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    I heard it gets HOT in Texas, what's the cost...

    I heard it gets HOT in Texas, what's the cost savings for the better SEER rating, contractor should be able to tell you.
    Do either of these models have refrigerant pressure switches or sound blanket...
  7. That's interesting that you could move the indoor...

    That's interesting that you could move the indoor sensor and make the compressor run, the tech will want to know that, may indicate a failing sensor or out of calibration.
    But it may be reading...
  8. We are very disappointed with the Goodman/Amana...

    We are very disappointed with the Goodman/Amana line of late with the failing inducers, circuit boards with no blower speed adjustments and poor flame sensing year after year.
    We love the tubular...
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    I agree on the circuit board, many show...

    I agree on the circuit board, many show discoloration and never fail.
    as a tech I would make a note on my invoice for CYA, just in case.
    I would have it re-installed by the original company after...
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    I will tell you something about "Goodman", we...

    I will tell you something about "Goodman", we change hundreds of bad inducers, they must make them for about $5. Some do not even make it a year, I'd be happy for you to get 6 years. The dirty...
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    Very nice for the standup head room. Cost of...

    Very nice for the standup head room.
    Cost of operation is just slightly less than our E250's.
    We are planning on 300K miles, but the body is wearing out on the first ones we have purchased (2006,...
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    The last couple I purchased for my techs, was...

    The last couple I purchased for my techs, was from ebay.
    Seem to work fine compared to a higher end unit, just the built in lights did not function.
    luck, dan
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    was this for a Honeywell smartvalve type setup,...

    was this for a Honeywell smartvalve type setup, with the HSI and flame rod in one module ?
    luck, dan
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    When we do any type of sealant, we add a start...

    When we do any type of sealant, we add a start devise for the compressor.
    We have had over 50% mechanical failure of the compressors after addition of sealants.
    luck, dan
  15. What's the people and pets count ? How dusty is...

    What's the people and pets count ? How dusty is the home normally ?
    Air cleaning with a good air filter for small particles is better than vacuuming to me.
    The heating season may feel drafty with...
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    That manual looks a little thin, I'll see if I...

    That manual looks a little thin, I'll see if I can reach one of our installers today.
    Luck, dan
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    We drove the new Transit and the Ram ProMaster, ...

    We drove the new Transit and the Ram ProMaster,
    We ordered the Ford.
    I believe it was sliding door only, You can order sliders for both sides like a mini-van.
    We have Sprinters now, Ford is a...
  18. Ram ProMaster VAN, anyone driving one ?

    We are needing a couple of new vans in the very near future,
    is anyone driving the Ram ProMaster Van ?
    We are concerned they are front wheel drive with a small engine.
    We are looking at the low...
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    We install them on ever 10 year warranty product...

    We install them on ever 10 year warranty product we sell,
    which are scroll compressors, that my have piston or TXV.
    We believe they can only help.
    We find very old systems with an OEM that is...
  20. If you go to the "ICM Controls" home webpage,...

    If you go to the "ICM Controls" home webpage,
    they have two different ways to wire a potential relay.
    luck, dan
  21. If you do go for the Amana, please get the AMVC...

    If you do go for the Amana, please get the AMVC model, it will be a little more money, but very worth it.
    No matter what you purchase, make sure you do the registration asap, should extend the...
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    I have not seen any bad mix of oil with using...

    I have not seen any bad mix of oil with using both refrigerants.
    If I have a funny feeling, I just blow hoses out with nitrogen.
    luck, dan
  23. I've been told that an evap 1/2 ton under to 1...

    I've been told that an evap 1/2 ton under to 1 ton over is within the spec's if the blower can move the air.
    I think a evap a little smaller is going to run a little cooler and may increase the...
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    I'd ask the contractor for the load calculation...

    I'd ask the contractor for the load calculation of the home for the sizing, that would give you some peace of mind that the system is properly sized so you can move onto some other thoughts.
    luck, ...
  25. I believe the raised WH is for open flame safety....

    I believe the raised WH is for open flame safety.
    If the furnace is an 80% Eff., then the burner compartment needs to be raised as well.
    I think a 90% is ok, because its sealed combustion.
    luck, ...
  26. The manufacturers instructions probably say that...

    The manufacturers instructions probably say that the condensate trap at the exterior of the unit needs a specific depth or trap,
    the installer should read them and re-do the drain.
    Yes, the water...
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    Are you saying "king Valves" or plain service...

    Are you saying "king Valves" or plain service valves ?
    We use leak lock for kings, the non-hardening type.
    If its the regular, I have closed the valve and added some oil, then open and close...
  28. We have had several (5) compressors fail in these...

    We have had several (5) compressors fail in these units, the two stage Bristol design is very poor.
    All were verified mechanical failure.
    Our company is recommending full unit replacement just...
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    wow, I was thinking the same thing, my Beers...

    wow, I was thinking the same thing, my Beers warm !
    Won't that capacitor stay too warm, ie: not cool off during normal operation.
    Seems like the Rheem capacitors that hang in the air stay cooler...
  30. I have seen some quickie acid test deals at the...

    I have seen some quickie acid test deals at the supply house for very cheap, would be worth a $10 dollar test for some peace of mind. Just a thought.
    luck, dan
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    We do not get paid for travel to first call or...

    We do not get paid for travel to first call or home at night, with the exception of time over 45 min.
    and that's paid at regular or 1.5 rate if applicable.
    On emergency service we get paid port to...
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    I have the Fluke 52 series = it has treated me...

    I have the Fluke 52 series = it has treated me very well for 5+ years now.
    luck, dan
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    The ignition module usually has a wire terminal...

    The ignition module usually has a wire terminal labeled "burner ground",
    that's the one you jump into with you meter.
    luck, dan
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    You are not Kidding, we have about had "it". The...

    You are not Kidding, we have about had "it".
    The sun was shining today though.
    luck, dan
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    If you are installing the Eternal water heater, I...

    If you are installing the Eternal water heater, I believe you want a combustion analyzer = that's the best way to adjust the gas valve.
    luck, dan
  36. I would get it inspected by the installing...

    I would get it inspected by the installing contractor, the banging could be from thermal expansion or some failure.
    It would be nice for you to time the cycle = burner, noise, blower activation,...
  37. Well, my training from the manufactures rep. was...

    Well, my training from the manufactures rep. was that the eff. is the same at each stage and it's all about comfort.
    Long run times a whatever stage will heat the house with uniform temperature....
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    Overall the Pulse was a unique design that has...

    Overall the Pulse was a unique design that has performed well.
    Pressure testing yearly would be my recommendation.
    CO alarms of a low level type are appropriate for everyone.
    You are at the edge...
  39. If its a Infinity system with an Infinity...

    If its a Infinity system with an Infinity control, I'd be very upset, sounds like a design/software defect.
    They do make a wifi Infinity or several Honeywell with wifi that would do air-to-air HP, a...
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    We replace the whole assemble if noise is a...

    We replace the whole assemble if noise is a concern.
    luck, dan
  41. Did you ever see if fail yourself ? Have you...

    Did you ever see if fail yourself ?
    Have you ever seen the furnace without power and not tripped ?
    The rollout tripped is a warning sign of a bigger issue, I would get a tune-up done and look for...
  42. A home that big will have a lot of ductwork, I'd...

    A home that big will have a lot of ductwork, I'd suspect you need the house balanced to get a more uniform temperature in every room on the first stage heating.
    luck, dan
  43. Change the batteries in the thermostat and turn...

    Change the batteries in the thermostat and turn down the humidistat = see what happens.
    luck, dan
  44. what model of furnace and is there any warranty...

    what model of furnace and is there any warranty available on the HX ?
    what's the repair cost for the HX and the inducer assembly ?
    Some of us tech's want the best for the client,
    sometimes the...
  45. is this an 80% or 90% efficient ? luck, dan

    is this an 80% or 90% efficient ?
    luck, dan
  46. super stor , very good warranty and quality...

    super stor , very good warranty and quality product.
    luck, dan
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    Don't get fooled by any mech failer of the...

    Don't get fooled by any mech failer of the pressure switch tubing, had one that tricked me because of the tension on the tubing to the pressure switch would open the hole and the testing with the...
  48. if the t-stat is off the wall and you get the...

    if the t-stat is off the wall and you get the funny low voltage on the white wire, how could it be the thermostat issue ?
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    I've found down sizing the capacitor helps the...

    I've found down sizing the capacitor helps the "cavatitating sound".
    Please put hardware cloth over the openings, never know when a little kid shows up.
    Luck dan
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    Start Capacitor w/o Resistor

    Ordered some start capacitors from AmRad and they showed up without the resistor, seems funny ?
    Called the supply house we ordered from, he calls the Global rep = whom says " not really needed ",...
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