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    Good evening folks

    What are your thoughts on a Ruud condenser?

    I am looking at the 12SEER scroll unit

    Pros/Cons

    Thanks

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    Exclamation Bottom Fishing Selection

    Originally posted by dave72370
    What are your thoughts on a Ruud condenser?
    I believe with a ruud, you may get rheemed.
    Designer Dan
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    Bottom Feeding?? Based on what evidence do you state such a prepostorous claim?

    You can't go wrong with RUUD dave --if-- properly sized with a heat-gain calc done on the residence and properly installed by a solid HVAC contractor (but this goes for any manufacturers' equipment). It's not the equipment but the installer who'll make the difference in your satisfaction levels anyhow...

    12 SEER and up provides you with a 10 yr compresser warranty as well. We have close to 100 (RUUD 12 SEERs) installed and we're VERY satified with RUUD (furnaces too). Good luck to you

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    We've sold Rheem/Ruud/WeatherKing products for pushing 20 years now. Reliability of the A/C systems has been superb.

    This one is right next door, I put it in for my friends last fall...



    This one we put in for a co-worker's Dad. He was in the HVAC biz all his life. Only would put in a Rheem/Ruud product...




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    Thanks Alot Guys

    Comments appreciated

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    A good solid unit, you'll be pleased.

    Bald... Whats up with the wood frame holding stones topped with a pad? (bottom pic) What happens when the wood rots? (I am assuming a heat pump based on the pump-ups).

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    Were you expecting some high water?
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    those are Rheem stileto 5" high heels.........very sexy.



    can't go wrong with Rheem...best bang for the buck.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    Read some of Dan's other posts and make your own
    conclusions. I don't believe he's ever worked in the field. I can give you the formula, but it'd take up too much bandwidth.

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    Yea, that crazy base! The gentleman homeowner, been in the biz since day 1, is a bit unusual in his methods. He built the base for us. Certainly should have been treated lumber. He'll be out there before too long fixing it


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    Originally posted by dave72370
    What are your thoughts on a Ruud condenser?
    12SEER scroll unit
    B E W A R E of the
    SENSIBLE Load capacity in comparing units.

    A so-called RHEEM 5-ton yields
    38,000 BTUh Sensible ( page 11 of refernce below), whereas many other manfactures will provide
    ... 45,000 BTUh Sensible
    ... or ~ 20% > than Rheem.

    Residential units are basically sized on the SENSIBLE load,
    even in SW FL where Dew Points are continuously in the mid 70's for a few months.

    RHEEM Specs:

    http://216.122.22.11/FetchDocument.a...3-0d7db106c834

    TRANE Specs:

    ............

    BRYANT Specs:

    ............
    Designer Dan
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    Define the Building Envelope and Perform a Detailed Load Calc: It's ALL About Windows and Make-up Air Requirements. Know Your Equipment Capabilities

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    Gee, you'd think people in steamy Florida would want a unit with a .69 sensible heat ratio. Pulls out a H... of a lot more humidity than some high SEER units with .75 to .78 SHRs.

    I have a chart somewhere given to me by the A/C product manager for a residential manufacturer. It showed how many more gallons per day could be removed as your SHR went down. Guess I gotta find it now.

    Carrier 38TRA060 SHR .72 Sens cap 41,000
    A-S 2A7A2060 SHR .70 Sens cap 38,900*
    Amana RCC060 SHR .71 Sens cap 40,000
    York H4DH060 SHR .75 Sens cap 45,000

    Gasp, better buy a A-S/Trane 5 ton, you get 900 BTU more sensible

    There ya go, buy the 5 ton Yorkie. Of course with .75 SHR might be a bit humid in the house but you have a more sensible capacity.

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    Lightbulb Define Sensible

    Originally posted by BaldLoonie
    York H4DH060 SHR .75 Sens cap 45,000
    buy the 5 ton Yorkie.
    Loonie _=_ antonym for Sensible.

    York with 0.75 = Very Good ...
    Are there any units which are > 0.77 SHR?
    Designer Dan
    It's Not Rocket Science, But It is SCIENCE with "Some Art". ___ ___ K EEP I T S IMPLE & S INCERE

    Define the Building Envelope and Perform a Detailed Load Calc: It's ALL About Windows and Make-up Air Requirements. Know Your Equipment Capabilities

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