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    have a customer with same issue. thought was set...

    have a customer with same issue. thought was set to wrong zip code. they'd reset time and would reset itself. not sure what issue is, they don't use programm so lived with it.

    weren't new tstat...
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    every one I've come across was framed in sheet...

    every one I've come across was framed in sheet rock or other sheathing. usually angled outward going down as well.
  3. just was talking today about those plugs to newer...

    just was talking today about those plugs to newer guy. I always leave the plug on the allen wrench, and that separate from wrench block they store in. wouldn't leave w/o putting tools back, and the...
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    I've had to make a trap on one, just made it the...

    I've had to make a trap on one, just made it the same depth as oem. what are you going to do when that rubber cap dryrots and starts to leak?
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    pro 8000 best to program. any that takes...

    pro 8000 best to program.

    any that takes several steps to get into, and you can only ever program each day, time, period, temp sequentially are the worst. each day would have 12 different steps...
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    yep, tech time. somethings shorting/ arcing...

    yep, tech time. somethings shorting/ arcing potentiaslly. if its a trane, may be sump heater.
  7. lennox used to have something called "even heat"...

    lennox used to have something called "even heat" where the heater cycled banks to maintain a set supply air temp. like others said, tstat can cycle banks of heat as needed.
  8. depends on where the chimney is, most direct...

    depends on where the chimney is, most direct route is best. so if front faces chimney, front connection. some times you cant flip furnace around so have to go with one or other. I'd rather deal w...
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    I've wondered that about la brea tar pits, that a...

    I've wondered that about la brea tar pits, that a natural disaster, but we don't clean that oil up, and it kills animals all the time.
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    in my case, it happens that about 90% of run time...

    in my case, it happens that about 90% of run time is first stage, the tstat saves run times and number of cycles in history. I do have a whole house dehum, but if I bump it down a dgreee or two,...
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    was talking to one of the co owners today about...

    was talking to one of the co owners today about this thread. interstate driving. mileage and salt affect vehicle life.

    guy with the ford I mentioned, one of his crews called and said van wouldn't...
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    heading to a boiler install w helper. heard about...

    heading to a boiler install w helper. heard about the first one and commented, if they don't get the fire out, the building could collapse.
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    what are some of you doing to these vans? I've...

    what are some of you doing to these vans? I've had two at work, both new.

    first went 11 yrs and 200k. though at one time was bad crank bearing clanking, but was mis diagnosed. so fixed broken...
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    I've had a few self-become just regular caps....

    I've had a few self-become just regular caps. dirt and corrosion in cap seized the two parts together.

    I'me waiting to see one that you can't get the key in, but still spins.
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    for some reason this hymn for several days. not...

    for some reason this hymn for several days. not this rendition, though.
    ...
  16. trane tcon824 tstat. amer standard and trane are...

    trane tcon824 tstat. amer standard and trane are same thing, so will work on either.

    https://www.trane.com/residential/en/products/thermostats-and-controls/xl824/
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    my particular model is 50/100%, most of tranes at...

    my particular model is 50/100%, most of tranes at the time were 60/100%. mine runs on first stage majority of time for ac.I also have the 825 tstat, so controls variable speed motor directly to match...
  18. depends on how big the leak before is issue,...

    depends on how big the leak before is issue, also, refer is not toxic. if they had leak checked first time out, may have had some warranty on coil.
  19. is the unit in attic and tsta on second floor? or...

    is the unit in attic and tsta on second floor? or two floors down to crawl or basement?

    you can use remote senor for indoor temp on those tstats, so could put the tstat in a better location and...
  20. why didn't they connect two stage if its a two...

    why didn't they connect two stage if its a two stage furnace? extra wire there it looks like
  21. does look like wired wrong. assuming its a two...

    does look like wired wrong. assuming its a two stage and that they are using the pwm output on the tstat, in other words, the tstat controls blower speed directly.

    several thing have to be doen...
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    I would have drained the line amd dabbed a spot...

    I would have drained the line amd dabbed a spot of solder or braze on the hole.
  23. I've seen some homes where there were no ground...

    I've seen some homes where there were no ground wires in the original wiring. could either replace all house wiring, or replace breaker/first outlet w gfci. any outlet would have to be labeled "no...
  24. If you have to go get a ground rod, might as well...

    If you have to go get a ground rod, might as well get the gfci instead. it will sense current leakage and trip, and meets code in cases that there is no ground wire as an alternative to running new...
  25. most likely a refrigerant leak in the evaporator...

    most likely a refrigerant leak in the evaporator (indoor) coil will be what pushes you for replacement.
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    I don't think uf (underground feeder)wire would...

    I don't think uf (underground feeder)wire would be ok, but se (service entrance) rated wire would pass. Only thing is, I like to run a service entrance ina mast since the se cable nowadays doesn't...
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    needed a 4' tall curb adapter

    needed a 4' tall curb adapter
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    I've done a number of variable speed 2.3/3.0 to...

    I've done a number of variable speed 2.3/3.0 to azure universal x-13. I have the programming tool to adjust each speed. use temp rise w elec heat to check airflow.
    the azures program too high...
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    I got stung few weeks ago by a nest inside a...

    I got stung few weeks ago by a nest inside a customer front door, and they knew it was there. one hit and hurt some, few minutes was all

    that sat, went to start tarctor at home, opened gas door...
  30. no one mentioned duct leakage or attic...

    no one mentioned duct leakage or attic insulation. if has duct leak in attic, would put a lot of extra load on system, or attic fan/ ventillation issue.
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    second that. may not be elec issue, prressure...

    second that. may not be elec issue, prressure equalizing in system may cause noise, also.
  32. Thread: Leak ?

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    most likely its in evap coil, but don't assume....

    most likely its in evap coil, but don't assume. I'll check when I'm at house before saying its a leak. many times there's oil streaks or oil in pan or on coil end, indicating leak site.
  33. low airflow due to not enough return will not...

    low airflow due to not enough return will not cause low temp drop. elec heaters running, low refrigerant charge or return leak from unconditioned area will cause low dt.
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    I've done a number of the x13 due to the high...

    I've done a number of the x13 due to the high cost of oem parts. there is a dumb motor (psc) conversion board out there as well, but after that and the dumb motor , may as well get the x13.

    or...
  35. I've seen filters degrade to dust next to uv...

    I've seen filters degrade to dust next to uv lights. I've heard it recommended to spraypaint coil pan to protect from uv, this works for dryer vent caps as well outside.
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    I got a photo-tacometer at harbor freight years...

    I got a photo-tacometer at harbor freight years ago. You have to put a strip of scotchbrite on wheel so it can pu the rotations. some units come from factory w pc of scotchbrite on blower wheel.
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    That's why you don't bury organic material for...

    That's why you don't bury organic material for fill, too. had a crane set up in city and someone ran out and said ground under crane wasnt stable before they started lifting.
  38. I don't think it was outside....originally.

    I don't think it was outside....originally.
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    I "discovered" a compressor one time that lacked...

    I "discovered" a compressor one time that lacked a ground wire, and it was shorted to ground, and still running.

    but don't touch the unit outside while its running!
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    Never heard of that one, either. and I've seen...

    Never heard of that one, either. and I've seen houses with bad neutrals, 240v side isnt affected so much as 120v loads like tv or lights.

    The ground rod can be tested, but just cheaper to put in...
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    I have a different version of that, have used it...

    I have a different version of that, have used it a number of times to save replacing an e z trap
  42. cinder block's mass can dampen some vibration. or...

    cinder block's mass can dampen some vibration. or like others said, hang unit
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    I had one of those, the txv didn't work. you...

    I had one of those, the txv didn't work. you could adjust sh, but next day not working. could heat bulb in hand and no change. after second txv ordered and it didn't work right, put in piston.
    ...
  44. had one that salesman said, just run the flex...

    had one that salesman said, just run the flex duct through old window. was in a cellar/basement, window went out under old porch. filthy rug/towel? over window w/half panes missing.

    I asked if I...
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    yup. sounds good to me.

    yup. sounds good to me.
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    could be several things. sometimes on a heat...

    could be several things. sometimes on a heat pump, one of the elec heaters is stuck on.

    could be outdoor unit coil needs cleaning, or low on refrigerant. loose return duct pulling in outside air...
  47. I would have voted incinerator, too. negate the...

    I would have voted incinerator, too. negate the hazard rather than carrying it all over the countryside.
  48. if the liquid line runs through a hot attic,...

    if the liquid line runs through a hot attic, money may be better used there.

    didn't think of the rotted insulation getting into fan!
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    rather, the biggest piece outside the hvac...

    rather, the biggest piece outside the hvac industry.
  50. legionella can grow in warm water on roofs, wind...

    legionella can grow in warm water on roofs, wind movement around the units can break up water droplets that can be pulled into air intakes.

    Wasn't too sure about taht reasoning until I saw water...
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