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    To use flex conduit (like sealtite), you'll need...

    To use flex conduit (like sealtite), you'll need to disconnect the low voltage wiring, thread it thru the conduit and then re-connect it properly. If you don't know how, DON'T DO THIS!!!:eek2:
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    just slit a vinyl hose/tubing lengthwise, and...

    just slit a vinyl hose/tubing lengthwise, and slide it over small wire and then attach hose to side of flexible conduit with wire ties
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    Can't imagine why anyone would try and use R-407c...

    Can't imagine why anyone would try and use R-407c for new equipment. Use R-410a (tag on unit will give freon type). If you see 407c on new equipment, you better check and see why.:eek2:

    My guess...
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    The 16 SEER Amana single or two stage systems had...

    The 16 SEER Amana single or two stage systems had lifetime COMPLETE unit replacement warranties. IMO if you have a zoned system, you need to use the two stage, if single zone, then single stage is...
  5. I totally agree with James!:grin2:

    I totally agree with James!:grin2:
  6. I'd simply set comp. lockout at a few degrees...

    I'd simply set comp. lockout at a few degrees below freezing temp, run system and then once it fails to keep up the house temp. then raise it a degree or two. Kinda a trial and error method, but...
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    It's usually only a small increase in your cost...

    It's usually only a small increase in your cost to go from an 80% to a 92% since the B flue (for the 80%) is much more expensive than 2 inch PVC needed for the 92%. We NEVER put in 80% gas furnace...
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    go to www.loadcalc.net, it's simple enough. ...

    go to www.loadcalc.net, it's simple enough. Make sure you add the number of people you are wanting it sized for.
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    Also keep in mind that the amount of money spent...

    Also keep in mind that the amount of money spent by any brand on advertising has absolutely NO correlation with the quality of the equipment they sell. BUT it does correlate with the PRICE of the...
  10. Agree with others, you've got a total electric...

    Agree with others, you've got a total electric heat pump system. I'd recommend finding the firm that put that zone system in, have them send an experienced tech out to explain the system to you and...
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    Most "new construction" HVAC (and I use that...

    Most "new construction" HVAC (and I use that loosely) don't have a clue how to run a manual J, they'll simply tell you "That's the size we always use"....so TRY and at least get an manual J heat...
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    Payne is owned by same company as the Carrier....

    Payne is owned by same company as the Carrier. (ICP), so I can't imagine there are huge differences in quality. What is the efficiency of the Payne equipment he is recommending. The "problem" with...
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    You will need to definitely go with a MUCH lower...

    You will need to definitely go with a MUCH lower restriction filter than a Merv 8 1 inch. If you must have a high "Merv" filter then go with a 5 inch Merv 8 but you'll need to install this type...
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    IF you're using a 1 inch Merv 11...

    IF you're using a 1 inch Merv 11 filter.......there's most of your air flow/limit problem. Try a simple 1 inch media (NOT paper pleated!) filter, spray it with endust if you want better dust...
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    Starting a system takes far more energy...

    Starting a system takes far more energy (electricity) than simply leaving the system running and your comfort level is much better with longer run times. Usually it's much better to have ONE system...
  16. As others here will tell you, we are FORBIDDEN to...

    As others here will tell you, we are FORBIDDEN to attempt in assisting DIY repairs. You need to call a licensed, insured, professional and make sure you tell them that your system has a "smart"...
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    We don't use any "duct board" as we've seen it...

    We don't use any "duct board" as we've seen it simply fall apart in extreme temperatures and high humidity use. I'm sure the foil tape was probably NOT the correct type, but have seen way too many...
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    I agree with other posters, you really need...

    I agree with other posters, you really need someone to do an actual load calculation and then go from there. We've NEVER been able to get 4 inch pipes to flow adequately for newer AC units. We...
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    Those kind of pressures may cause a frozen coil,...

    Those kind of pressures may cause a frozen coil, but there are other things that will also cause the low pressure instead of freon level or expansion valve. What all did the tech check? With those...
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    go to www.loadcalc.net and start there.

    go to www.loadcalc.net and start there.
  21. Do you have a humidifier on this system, if so,...

    Do you have a humidifier on this system, if so, what type?
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    I agree the 5 inch filter will flow better than a...

    I agree the 5 inch filter will flow better than a 1 inch. What size AC does this furnace have on it? What is the full model number? Most Goodman units do not allow a larger opening than 16x25 on...
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    As far as I know, all AHRI rated air conditioners...

    As far as I know, all AHRI rated air conditioners come with a "match" for just the AC and indoor coil regardless of the furnace used. Many times a TXV will be needed to get the rated SEER, but not...
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    I would imagine you are experiencing the effect...

    I would imagine you are experiencing the effect of a multi-stage high efficiency air conditioner. It runs in a lower speed (1st stage) and from time to time uses the high speed (2nd stage), however...
  25. As with any apartment complex using systems like...

    As with any apartment complex using systems like this....you should always have a supply of new/repaired units to quickly replace the one that quit. Whoever is doing your maintenance is aware of...
  26. A 2 1/2 ton unit drawing 26 amps?? Seems too...

    A 2 1/2 ton unit drawing 26 amps?? Seems too high to me...
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    Amana units are more expensive than Goodman units...

    Amana units are more expensive than Goodman units because they have a few more "bells and whistles" and also usually have longer warranties right out of the box. We can't give "legal" advice, but...
  28. Some "zoning" systems use a "first call, first...

    Some "zoning" systems use a "first call, first serve" type demand, so wait and let one zone get satisfied and see if it shifts over to the other zone before you call anyone. Most newer systems will...
  29. Thread: Equipment Pad

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    The problem with concrete pads are that they will...

    The problem with concrete pads are that they will also "settle" and then are much more difficult to re-level. Many times (if not always) the concrete pad is far heavier in weight than the unit it...
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    If you use the existing furnace, you will limit...

    If you use the existing furnace, you will limit your actual SEER rating to somewhere around 15 or so. If your existing ductwork is metal, and it's sized properly, then you can usually re-use it. If...
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    Thanks for posting it Bill!! So the earlier tech...

    Thanks for posting it Bill!! So the earlier tech did something "inappropriate"? I guess my "illegal" question got answered? We all try and do the "best standards", but most of us fail at some...
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    Illegal??? Please post the statute that says...

    Illegal??? Please post the statute that says that....please. I'm from the "show me" state!
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    You better check on warranty for any equipment...

    You better check on warranty for any equipment purchased online. Most demand that it be installed by a licensed and certified installer in order to have any warranty....check it out first! Some...
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    Thanks Bill!:grin2:

    Thanks Bill!:grin2:
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    Any professional should be able to size a new AC...

    Any professional should be able to size a new AC unit. Call one please! If I remember correctly Tempstar is an ICP product
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    We try and keep our customers comfortable, maybe...

    We try and keep our customers comfortable, maybe you can do that by whatever "professional" standards you wish......call the freon "situation" what you want, it's still the same situation and NOT of...
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    Go to your local supply shop and ask how much...

    Go to your local supply shop and ask how much R-22 is sold verses the replacement blends.....that'll tell you how common this is. Right? Wrong? or otherwise.....mine told me they hardly EVER sell...
  38. Thread: R407 Conversion

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    I'd make sure and do the simple stuff...

    I'd make sure and do the simple stuff first...like wash the outside condenser coils out really well, and make sure the indoor filter is new, clean, and NOT A PLEATED (ZIG/ZAG) TYPE FILTER....(pleated...
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    Agree.....depends. A lot of universal motors can...

    Agree.....depends. A lot of universal motors can be configured to nearly match the OEM unit.
  40. Thread: R407 Conversion

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    May have a leak? Has a competent technician...

    May have a leak? Has a competent technician found a leak?:whistle:
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    At this point, who the heck knows? The...

    At this point, who the heck knows? The "diagnostics" are all over the place.......:gah: I agree with others, you really need a competent tech!
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    Pure new R-22 cost may now make you take a 2nd...

    Pure new R-22 cost may now make you take a 2nd mortgage to afford, so LOTS of techs are using other, lower cost freon mixes. It's only going to get more and more common. Yet I'm pretty sure there...
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    The American Standard unit is probably rated "up...

    The American Standard unit is probably rated "up to" 14.5, but seldom will a normal installation attain that efficiency. Only in certain match ups of indoor equipment. As others have said, the...
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    It's probably the insulated flex pipe, do what...

    It's probably the insulated flex pipe, do what lynn says and it'll go away.
  45. Have another qualified contractor look this job...

    Have another qualified contractor look this job over, there's probably more stuff wrong than just the drain and lack of back up pan. Yes, any time you put a condensing furnace OR AC coil in attic...
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    A lot of variables here. What type of flue do...

    A lot of variables here. What type of flue do you have? If it's a brick flue and you go to the 95% then you'll need to line it for the water heater (if it's gas). the ECM motor on the 80% will run...
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    You would need to find average cooling hours for...

    You would need to find average cooling hours for your area, I'd guess at @500 hours and then determine your cost of electricity. In our area I use $.10 a KWH. Then you can find your average...
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    Leave the fan set to on, and open the door a...

    Leave the fan set to on, and open the door a couple of inches. See what changes. Is it critical that this room stay a certain temp? Okay, just noticed it's the baby's room...sorry. We've used...
  49. I'd stay with a Merv 10 or 11. Any filter with a...

    I'd stay with a Merv 10 or 11. Any filter with a Merv 16 has to have more restriction than the more common Merv10 or 11. More restriction means less air flow, lower efficiencies, and higher...
  50. If both floors are about the same size, then the...

    If both floors are about the same size, then the larger AC should be in the UPPER floor......cold air falls and heat rises!
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