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  1. Your idea may help a little... not much though......

    Your idea may help a little... not much though...

    If I am reading your details correctly... the upstairs system is vintage 2002???
    Sounds like it is not working as it should... :eek2:

    Anything...
  2. I understand Texas had record cold recently......

    I understand Texas had record cold recently...
    Just wait until you have record HOT... you will be glad you have the 2 stage... :)
  3. We do a LOT of 2 stage installs... ALWAYS with a...

    We do a LOT of 2 stage installs... ALWAYS with a VS furnace!

    Generally, we size so the load calc falls between the low and high stage... and it works out.

    Remember that the VS furnace has a...
  4. There is a local shop in my area that literally...

    There is a local shop in my area that literally makes the windows in the back of the warehouse... with a showroom in the front...
    Name of the company is: US windows for the locals... it is in...
  5. I will admit I am getting old... and a small...

    I will admit I am getting old... and a small (well maybe not so small) amount of intolerance comes with it...
    IMO respect is a two way street... and when I get a new customer that thinks the world...
  6. And if not a customer for life... You did not...

    And if not a customer for life...
    You did not want them to begin with...

    Any customer that would not appreciate that level of looking out for them...
    IMO is not worth taking care of!
  7. It is not the equipment... there is a LOT more to...

    It is not the equipment... there is a LOT more to it...

    Heating and cooling is NOT an appliance...
    The design and installation are more important than the product.

    As we say: The name on the...
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    Kitchens tend to be warmer... due to the activity...

    Kitchens tend to be warmer... due to the activity in a kitchen (cooking)... :)

    I suspect the duct is compromised somewhere...

    Do you have a snake camera???
    Run it down the duct from the...
  9. THAT... will be a job for a specialty contractor...

    THAT... will be a job for a specialty contractor that does large commercial/industrial...

    And yeah, it is gonna be expensive.

    I would NOT try to DIY this... there is a slim chance of getting...
  10. Thread: Barf

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    If ONLY... Those folks would ask WHY it is...

    If ONLY...

    Those folks would ask WHY it is higher...
    Before going with the other person...

    :whistle:
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    Yeah, all those things are good things... they...

    Yeah, all those things are good things... they help with comfort...

    However...

    Having the correct size supply duct to each room... is IMO the key...
    And that, IMO, takes boatloads of...
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    I wonder if there is a video out there, with...

    I wonder if there is a video out there, with those water flows in it???
    That would be a wonderful visual thing...
    AND...
    One could pick a few out and use them in sales presentations...
    To show...
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    Interesting you say that... About 4 years...

    Interesting you say that...

    About 4 years ago... a friend in the Ft Mills area almost had me convinced to pack it up and move to SC...

    Problem was... I would have to change my screen name from...
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    So is half of that unit outside??? If it is......

    So is half of that unit outside???

    If it is... just cut the sheetrock higher and arrange a baffle... grin
  15. You are the exception my friend... And I...

    You are the exception my friend...
    And I apologize for lumping someone in a group... bad idea... :(
    Sounds like you are paying more attention than most folks do!

    There are many folks that come...
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    Mauldin Economics... When they offer a handful...

    Mauldin Economics...
    When they offer a handful more memberships in the 'Alpha' program, jump on it.

    You will get lots of different letters, most weekly...
    You get LOTS and LOTS of...
  17. My guess... is someone offered a better price on...

    My guess... is someone offered a better price on the Daiken... and someone went that route... :)
    Chased the deal...

    And it may well be... they got what they paid for... :(
  18. Some will disagree with this... however this has...

    Some will disagree with this... however this has worked well for my company, for decades:

    Find a small shop that does only residential (or occasionally does a commercial job for one of their...
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    Lesson HARD learned... Find an investment news...

    Lesson HARD learned...

    Find an investment news letter... with a writer that thinks the same way you do...
    Figure to pay around a $grand a year for the advise.

    What you get:
    The newsletter...
  20. Has the outdoor unit been cleaned... dirty units...

    Has the outdoor unit been cleaned... dirty units = reduced airflow = running warmer = increased amp draw...

    Jacob-K has a point about checking the breaker... sometimes breakers trip on lower than...
  21. Customers are people... regardless of whether it...

    Customers are people... regardless of whether it is your home or your business...
    The larger the building, the more details... and malls tend to have endless security BS...

    If you do not like...
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    Something to consider: Before putting a...

    Something to consider:

    Before putting a return vent in the attic...
    Do you have a condensing furnace with 2 pipe (2x PCV pipe for combustion air and venting burnt gases) venting???

    If not......
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    Usually, when the underside of the roof is...

    Usually, when the underside of the roof is foamed...
    The 'load' (necessary BTU capacity) of both heating and cooling... goes down significantly!
    I have literally seen a house where 3T of AC was...
  24. I do not know if Carrier makes a 'dedicated...

    I do not know if Carrier makes a 'dedicated horizontal coil'... I know that Lennox and Goodman do...
    And they resolve that issue.

    The coil itself, inside the coil box, is configured with the A on...
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    I need to put the short handled shovel back in...

    I need to put the short handled shovel back in the van...

    The house noted above... we are going back (when we have time), to put a row of concrete blocks along the high dirt side of the unit... ...
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    Not the same thing, but a sign of no...

    Not the same thing, but a sign of no maintenance...

    Went to a new customer... units on the side of the house, slight incline of the land...

    One unit had dirt (not pinestraw or leaves, DIRT)...
  27. Thread: Barf

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    The solution: Airflow, airflow, airflow... and...

    The solution:

    Airflow, airflow, airflow... and did I say airflow...

    Getting the right amount of airflow to each room = a comfortable house... :)

    Without even seeing the house... I am pretty...
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    Yeah, 'Tulip mania' was probably one of the...

    Yeah, 'Tulip mania' was probably one of the silliest bubbles in history...
    There are lots more:

    South Pacific island land...
    Cuban land...
    Etc...

    Lots of bubbles that happen...
    They all...
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    Keep digging... you will find it... :) This is...

    Keep digging... you will find it... :)

    This is a forum for professionals, that allows the public to read/post...
    We are not allowed to pass out tech information...
    We can give general comments...
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    IMO... It is kinda like a pyramid scheme......

    IMO...

    It is kinda like a pyramid scheme...
    Someone inventing a product, give it a cool review, promote it...

    And then manipulate it on the side to make lots of $$$ off it.

    The part about...
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    Agree... :) Gold has a history as long as...

    Agree... :)

    Gold has a history as long as mankind...

    Something about it... that makes folks want it!
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    I have read numerous studies that suggest: If...

    I have read numerous studies that suggest:
    If not for crypto's... Gold would be at least 50% higher than it is now...

    There is one thing about Gold... you can literally own it (as in a safe at...
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    Just went through this with a new zoning system...

    Just went through this with a new zoning system we installed a few weeks ago...

    We are not allowed to give out tech information on the forum...

    However I can say this: Look carefully at...
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    How does one turn the condensate on and off??? ...

    How does one turn the condensate on and off???
    :)
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    Low item + low item = one more low item......

    Low item + low item = one more low item... airflow across the evap... :)
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    YUP... :) Where are you (city/state)??? ...

    YUP... :)

    Where are you (city/state)???

    Maybe a PRO on here will reach out if they knew you were a viable customer... :)
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    I bought some back below 10K... unloaded it in...

    I bought some back below 10K... unloaded it in the 50-somethingK area...
    Wish I had been greedy and bought more...
    The exchanges are tuff to work with.

    There is an ETF that tracks bigcoin: GTBC...
  38. Torque wrench for mini-split tubing nuts...

    I suspect there may be a thread on this...

    Saw this YJ unit on sale... wondered if it was a good one or there is a better choice:

    60648
    ...
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    Perhaps... MUA... as I understand it... is any...

    Perhaps...

    MUA... as I understand it... is any time air is needed to replace air used in the building and exiting the building...
    Regardless of whether it is used for venting, burning fuels,...
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    THX... good thought on referring to it as...

    THX... good thought on referring to it as combustion air...

    And yeah... most home inspectors in this area fall into that category...
    I have literally attended a meeting of the local association...
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    MUA; make up air

    One of my customers is selling one of their rental homes...

    My company was asked to complete the repairs on a home inspection report (details for the heating and cooling system)...

    One of the...
  42. Yeah, sure... :angel: And the opposite... will...

    Yeah, sure... :angel:

    And the opposite... will pass you along in your neck of the woods... :)

    Look in my profile, send me an email... :)

    BTW... suggestion...
    Go ahead and get your PRO...
  43. Sorry you get to 'endure' the construction...

    Sorry you get to 'endure' the construction traffic on the top end... :eek2:
    IMO the job is going fairly well.
    It is amazing to me the scope of what will be done by the time that job (and all the...
  44. I think manufacturers will first and foremost...

    I think manufacturers will first and foremost look at profitability... and come up with reasons why techs need to do things the way 'they' say to...

    Ever read an annual report of a co like Trane...
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    Again, not trying to be Ruud (sorry, could not...

    Again, not trying to be Ruud (sorry, could not resist the pun)... :grin2:

    HVAC is a custom designed and installed product... unique to each building it is installed in. This means the system in...
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    Obviously... someone has gotten caught up in...

    Obviously... someone has gotten caught up in media hype... :whistle:

    I was a RUUD dealer for almost a decade... before going to AlliedAir...
    Rheem/Ruud/Thermalzone/WeatherKing/SureComfort (all...
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    When we say the name on the van is more important...

    When we say the name on the van is more important than the name on the box...
    That does not always mean it is the cheapest deal.

    Usually... one gets what they pay for... with the exception of the...
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    How about I answer you with a thought... There...

    How about I answer you with a thought...

    There are manufacturers who make a 70K 96% VS furnace...
    Thought about that??? :)
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    IMO... the two most important things... in this...

    IMO... the two most important things... in this order:

    The name on the side of the van... and
    The ductwork in the home!

    Neither can be fixed with a fancy new fangled magic unit... :whistle:
    ...
  50. I did a second system at a young families home in...

    I did a second system at a young families home in February, up in Jasper for the locals... they were doing an addition and the existing system was not large enough (to get the house on one system...
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