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    Amana offers lifetime unit replacement on their...

    Amana offers lifetime unit replacement on their high efficiency condensers and lifetime on the heat exchanger as well. I would ensure you have the unit sized right, you don't want to oversize the...
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    Intermittent water under the furnace is...

    Intermittent water under the furnace is definitely a problem. You might check the primary drain and ensure it's not backing up, water on the board would explain why you keep having to replace it.
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    Superheat Formula

    SH=(3*IWB-ODB-80)/2
  4. I bet your right... we had a unit a few months...

    I bet your right... we had a unit a few months back the suction line was freezing all the way to the condenser. The evaporator coils were covered in dirt so we pulled and cleaned it, afterward there...
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    Well spoken sir... we sell amana/goodman and...

    Well spoken sir... we sell amana/goodman and haven't had any trouble with the manufacturer... a good contractor will shield the customer from the equipment mfg and gives warranty work the same...
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    I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help......

    I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help... :)
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    Yes the installer should have sealed it. I like...

    Yes the installer should have sealed it. I like caulk, but you'll see tape used as well.
  8. I agree both methods will work fine, but I prefer...

    I agree both methods will work fine, but I prefer the reducer bushing, makes everything fit nice and clean. The process (i.e. use of nitrogen and proper brazing technique) is much more important...
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    Might check the most obvious things, like...

    Might check the most obvious things, like schrader valves... How large is this unit and how much refrigerant does it require for a factory charge?
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    It's too easy Dr. phil... let it go.

    It's too easy Dr. phil... let it go.
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    I'll take one more stab at trying to change your...

    I'll take one more stab at trying to change your mind...

    1. Most reputable companies are not going to install equipment that was purchased elsewhere... for many reason, but mainly because they...
  12. I'm going with small cat... :beat: Please post...

    I'm going with small cat... :beat:

    Please post back and let us know the outcome.
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    Agreed, if you choose to stay with this...

    Agreed, if you choose to stay with this contractor, I'd insist they change out the evaporator (TXV if you prefer) with one matched to the new condenser before you let them just swap the metering...
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    This is a tough situation to be in... I have a...

    This is a tough situation to be in... I have a couple of friends that are in apartment maintenance and going to HVAC school at the tech college. Those who haven't been promoted to management are...
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    What kind of wiring issue? Bare wire grounding...

    What kind of wiring issue? Bare wire grounding out? Wiring harness defective? Anything is possible, but if there is a wiring problem that was not there before it's logical to assume it might be a...
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    Ran into this same issue a few weeks back......

    Ran into this same issue a few weeks back... customer had condenser/coil replaced with a larger tonnage... old indoor fan couldn't keep up.

    Did it run great all last summer, or was it replaced...
  17. I agree with that any and all of the contractors,...

    I agree with that any and all of the contractors, should have made their own, independent assessments of state of the system. If I walk up to a system with no refrigerant, my first step would be do...
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    Sticky: I'm with ga-hvac-tech, take you time, do lots of...

    I'm with ga-hvac-tech, take you time, do lots of user testing.... you guys do a great job.
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    We replaced two goodman units this spring.......

    We replaced two goodman units this spring.... thieves took the time to removed the top of the condenser and cut out only the condenser coils, both units were still sweat into the linesets with the...
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    Just Damn!

    Just Damn!
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    I agree, based on the short cycle times, it...

    I agree, based on the short cycle times, it sounds like the unit is over sized... I would have the HVAC contractor perform a manual J load calculation to account for all of the improvements. If it...
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    I'm a huge fan of Rheem/Ruud, they are...

    I'm a huge fan of Rheem/Ruud, they are workhorses. I would suggest a good manual J load calculation to ensure you have the equipment properly sized as well.

    Best of Luck.
  23. I suggest lots of General Liability insurance...

    I suggest lots of General Liability insurance before you put that nice new FWD Dodge Van on the road with all that shiny new equipment. :-)
  24. Sticky: Thanks HVAC-talk for the fast track to...

    Thanks HVAC-talk for the fast track to professional member. I've been in the industry 4 years. We are fortunate to have access to so many experienced guys willing to pass it along to the next...
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