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    I personally like Lennox better than Bryant. As a...

    I personally like Lennox better than Bryant. As a tech, if you understand the sequence of operation(s), you should be able to work on anything. Depending on the contractor, parts may or may not be...
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    I think there are some other things you need to...

    I think there are some other things you need to consider. What part of the country do you live in? If you live in a heating climate, invest more money in the furnace. If you live in a cooling...
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    How were you able to determine what the RPM of...

    How were you able to determine what the RPM of the motor is? One thing to keep in mind when replacing a motor, the HP doesn't mean as much as the amp draw does. To save yourself time and money, you...
  4. My suggestion would be, depending on the humidity...

    My suggestion would be, depending on the humidity in the home, to run the blower continuosly. This will help circulate the air in the entire home and will help with overall comfort. It can help to...
  5. It's an honest mistake. Sometimes the best...

    It's an honest mistake. Sometimes the best lessons learned are the hard way, so you may have made the mistake now, but you probably won't do it again. I had a guy tell me once, "you find me a guy...
  6. Makes no sense to use a larger lineset. Makes no...

    Makes no sense to use a larger lineset. Makes no sense to enlarge the 3/4 pipe. They make these things called reducing couplings or a reducing bushing. I prefer the bushing. It's a 3/4 coupling X 7/8...
  7. If you're not willing to run the A/C any more...

    If you're not willing to run the A/C any more than what you've indicated, you're fighting a losing battle. With such short run times, there is no chance the humidity will ever drop in the home. If...
  8. Make sure all of the ductwork located in the...

    Make sure all of the ductwork located in the attic is intact, especially the return(s). If the return duct is not tight, there could be warm/hot attic air being sucked in. Double check all of the...
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    My guess is that you've got a large enough leak...

    My guess is that you've got a large enough leak that you lost enough refrigerant that it's causing problems again. How many times have you had to have refrigerant added to the system? Are you sure...
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    Aire Flo is manufactured by Allied Air, which is...

    Aire Flo is manufactured by Allied Air, which is owned by Lennox. They are a builders grade equipment line, but they're not too bad. Our company installs quite a few Aire Flo's and Concord's(Concord...
  11. Your location is going to play a factor in your...

    Your location is going to play a factor in your decision. If you live in a heating climate, I would recommend replacing the entire system. Life expectancy of a furnace(in a heating climate) is 15-20...
  12. Is this a manual J load calculation or a "rule of...

    Is this a manual J load calculation or a "rule of thumb" chart that you're talking about? If it's not a manual J load calc, it's worthless. Every home is different and requires different sizing based...
  13. If you want your home to be energy efficient and...

    If you want your home to be energy efficient and save yourself money on your heating and cooling costs, yes. Thankfully I live in a climate where you'd be foolish not to have insulation in the walls....
  14. Your money would be better spent by tightening up...

    Your money would be better spent by tightening up your home's envelope, which would include insulating the walls. Then you wouldn't have to oversize the A/C and would help reduce your overall energy...
  15. Regardless of what equipment you go with, they'll...

    Regardless of what equipment you go with, they'll all have R-410A refrigerant. Where are you located? 4 Tons of cooling for a 2064 sq.ft rancher sounds oversized. I'm sure the walls have some amount...
  16. Seems to me it would be cheaper in the long run...

    Seems to me it would be cheaper in the long run to just fix the leak rather than pay to gas n' go every year.
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    Here's my suggestion. If you're not sure if you...

    Here's my suggestion. If you're not sure if you have nitrogen in the system, recover the charge, evacuate the system and recharge with virgin 22. Then see what happens to your pressures. As was...
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    Believe me, you're not making him rich. Unless...

    Believe me, you're not making him rich. Unless your "friend" is willing to come and replace your coil, he should keep the prices to himself. Unless he's seen your install and knows what it's going to...
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    If you see the pricing in the OP post, please...

    If you see the pricing in the OP post, please don't quote it. Just another place to edit.




    First thing you'll want to do is delete your pricing as they are not allowed in this forum.
    I can...
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    A lot of times it's not cost effective to fix...

    A lot of times it's not cost effective to fix window units because the repair costs can sometimes be more than a new unit. Did you weigh in the charge?
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    Go buy a new window shaker & don't screw with the...

    Go buy a new window shaker & don't screw with the new one.
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    A manual J load calc determines what the heat...

    A manual J load calc determines what the heat loss and heat gain are for the dwelling. After knowing what the heat gain/loss is, then the size of the equipment can be determined, so that you don't...
  23. The system can be tested to see if/how much...

    The system can be tested to see if/how much moisture is in the system. If the tech is going to condemn the system due to a leak in one of the coils, then he should have no problem getting warranty to...
  24. I would say that if the evap coil is in fact...

    I would say that if the evap coil is in fact leaking, and it is covered under warranty, then I would replace the evap coil. I don't think there is really any reason to replace the condensing unit...
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    For me personally, I would go with metal pipe...

    For me personally, I would go with metal pipe instead of flex. Flex duct has it's place, but if it's not done properly, it will never work right. I would also have ducted returns instead of a central...
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    I think you'll get differing opinions on this,...

    I think you'll get differing opinions on this, but I personally have two seperate sets of gauges. This eliminates the possiblity of cross contaminating a system with the wrong refrigerant/oil. The...
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    I'm not familiar with the climate in Raleigh, NC,...

    I'm not familiar with the climate in Raleigh, NC, but I don't really think it justifies a 97% furnace. I'm not trying to say don't go with the SLP98, it's a really nice furnace. What I'm saying is...
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    What part of the country do you live in? A 21...

    What part of the country do you live in? A 21 SEER A/C only makes sense if you live in the southern part of the country where your cooling season is much longer than your heating season. If you're...
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    I'm going to guess that with the system being 12...

    I'm going to guess that with the system being 12 years old, it is using R-22? If so, a 400psig high side and 150psig low side readings would lead me to think that the compressor was not even running....
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    I agree with the above, time to call a pro. It...

    I agree with the above, time to call a pro. It may be something simple or as bad as a dead compressor. The other thing I would recommend is that if the filter you're using is one of those $20+ 3M...
  31. Thread: nextel!!

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    We used to use Airtel, which was basically like...

    We used to use Airtel, which was basically like Nextel up here. The problem we had was that once you left town on the road, there was no service. There were only about 5-6 towns in the state where...
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    IMO, unless it is physically impossible, it is...

    IMO, unless it is physically impossible, it is pointless to replace an 80% furnace with another 80% furnace, especially when running on LP. If you live in a cold winter climate, I would replace the...
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    My advice would be to first determine where the...

    My advice would be to first determine where the leak is, how bad it is and if it's easily repairable. If it can be repaired easily, then I would repair it. It makes no sense to condemn a piece of...
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    Why pay a landscaper when the person moving the...

    Why pay a landscaper when the person moving the unit could take care of it? You could go with a concrete pad or an ultralite pad, then there's no landscaping needed. As far as the time goes, my guess...
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    It's really hard to say what the most efficient...

    It's really hard to say what the most efficient way would be without seeing it. It depends on what kind of access there is to the existing lineset and what you want it to look like. If it's easy to...
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    Sticky: Another thing that I think would be a good idea...

    Another thing that I think would be a good idea is to have the location a required field when signing up, before being able to even create/reply to a post. It would make it a lot easier if we knew...
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    Where does the wire that feeds the furnace come...

    Where does the wire that feeds the furnace come from? Does it come directly from the breaker, off another circuit or a disconnect? A lot of times, there is an SSU switch. The power comes from the...
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    That doesn't even make sense. Keep using the 4"...

    That doesn't even make sense. Keep using the 4" media filter and find a different HVAC contractor. If he's telling you that about your filter, there's no telling what he'll tell you next. :rolleyes:
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    Just replacing the run cap wouldn't have helped...

    Just replacing the run cap wouldn't have helped the motor make it for a full year if the motor was indeed bad when he came out a year ago. And yes, contrary to popular belief, we are in the business...
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    The brand is really irrelevant, it's the...

    The brand is really irrelevant, it's the installation that is the key. Both Trane and Lennox make quality equipment, IMO. With the price being the same, pick the company that will do the best...
  42. When you bought your equipment, did you buy it as...

    When you bought your equipment, did you buy it as a "kit" with all the components together, or did you purchase different parts/pieces seperately? A lot of the linesets already come with the armaflex...
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    Sticky: How is it going to be determined who gets an * by...

    How is it going to be determined who gets an * by their name or not? Do we have to resubmit our credentials to be allowed into the Global area, or just sign up for it?
  44. I don't see any way a 90%+ furnace, laying on...

    I don't see any way a 90%+ furnace, laying on it's back would be able to drain the condensate properly. Some manufacturers will state how they can be installed in a horizontal position. I've seen...
  45. This is just me personally, but when I have...

    This is just me personally, but when I have issues with service or something similar to the problems you're having, I prefer to speak with someone in person rather than calling. If I'm uspset with...
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    My rule for attics is this: when the sweat stops...

    My rule for attics is this: when the sweat stops dripping off the bill of my cap and starts "running" of the bill of my cap, it's time to get out, cool off and drink a lot of water.
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    You may have a weak coil or pitted contacts. I...

    You may have a weak coil or pitted contacts. I would suggest calling a pro rather than keep throwing money at it. You may eventually fix it, but at what cost? If you're unfamiliar with the operation...
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    I think you'll like having two seperate systems...

    I think you'll like having two seperate systems vs. just one when it comes to cooling the upstairs. The heat of the attic will reduce the efficiency a little bit, but it won't really be noticeable to...
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    It sounds like there is possibily a control...

    It sounds like there is possibily a control issue(low voltage or safety control open) or an electrical issue. I would say yes, you really need a service call if you want to have A/C this summer. If...
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    Why not go with equipment designed specifically...

    Why not go with equipment designed specifically for mobile homes, like Coleman or Intertherm?
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