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    ESP Easy Leveler, part no. EL10. A lot of the...

    ESP Easy Leveler, part no. EL10. A lot of the supply houses I use have them, ours come from Trane Supply.

    Duro Dyne vane rail, part no. VR2. I buy them at Famous Supply but I'm sure any supply...
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    The only electronic air cleaners here are the one...

    The only electronic air cleaners here are the one I took out. Honeywell media cabinets are about all I use any more. And there are turning vanes in pretty much every drop 90 I make unless it has a...
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    Thanks. It's become my standard practice, at the...

    Thanks. It's become my standard practice, at the very least spaces but risers if space allows. I try to pay a lot of attention to airflow so anything to improve it on the return. I'm not a huge fan...
  4. Thread: Oil to XV18

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    Ohio, there is 15kw electric heat as well.

    Ohio, there is 15kw electric heat as well.
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    As I scrolled through the pictures on my phone, I...

    As I scrolled through the pictures on my phone, I was awed when the first picture of the new furnace appeared. It's majestic regardless of the brand. The slight camera angle gives it that extra...
  6. Thread: Oil to XV18

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    Very cool. I have another XV18 system in a...

    Very cool. I have another XV18 system in a crawlspace that the customer wants a humidifier now. I will definitely look into these. I was already considering steam because of a lack of sufficient flat...
  7. Thread: Oil to XV18

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    The top fitting on the drop is just to expand the...

    The top fitting on the drop is just to expand the opening into the return trunk, the offset below that is only an offset and I believe it was 5" I guess to satisfy my desire to not patch the return...
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    This is another one I'll have to find a before...

    This is another one I'll have to find a before picture for. I can count on my fingers how many 100k+ furnaces I've installed. This was a 100k that replaced twinned 120ks. Was a monstrosity. I wish I...
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    Yes and all but twice, yes. Once they didn't have...

    Yes and all but twice, yes. Once they didn't have any and the job needed done so I fabricated my own. The other time was simply an oversight since we usually keep an extra one in stock, so I made my...
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    It clears, I kick myself all the time for my...

    It clears, I kick myself all the time for my drier placement on hyperions. The heat pack will slide out but I made it a bear to get the screw out! I had a trailer furnace a couple years ago that the...
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    This one I wish I had a before picture, no ac,...

    This one I wish I had a before picture, no ac, but had an old 80% on homemade legs pulling the return from the bottom, no filter, in a closet. It got tight fast in there.
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    And more

    And more
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    This might give some better perspective. I...

    This might give some better perspective. I guarantee my new return was bigger than necessary, but it only helps static pressures. Had to tie into a panned floor joist.
  14. Thread: Oil to XV18

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    Thanks again. Always testing now! I go through...

    Thanks again. Always testing now! I go through plugs almost as fast as screws now. I don't have a lot of experience with steam humidifiers outside of the Honeywell trusteams, which were mostly a...
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    Thanks! I know what you're talking about on the...

    Thanks! I know what you're talking about on the zip ties. Generally I don't pull then tight enough to deform the insulation and try to avoid using them to hold any weight only to keep things tidy....
  16. Thread: Oil to XV18

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    Oil to XV18

    Long time customer decided after filling 2 275 gallon oil tanks that they didn't want oil heat any more. XV18 system with a humidifier and ERV was their decision. Also installed an I-wave. Still have...
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    Tranes, Tranes, and more Tranes

    2020 has been an incredibly busy year amongst other things. Here's just a taste of posts to come.
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    Thanks everyone. Adlerberts, my preference is...

    Thanks everyone. Adlerberts, my preference is actually to just make a full radius 90 return, this customer wanted to keep the width no more than the previous system so I opted to utilize the couple...
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    Yeah, I don't know why it looks so bad, I think...

    Yeah, I don't know why it looks so bad, I think the lineset goes a little up hill above the coil and I think it's just making a bad illusion. I know I leveled that piece of duct after pulling the old...
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    Finished product

    I'm back and ready for more critiquing. 80K S9V2 with a 2.5 ton XL16i. This was the customer I had with the programmable stat delima. Ended up using a Honeywell T6. And commence.
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    The supply plenum looks real special too.

    The supply plenum looks real special too.
  22. Conclusion: as stated above, Honeywell t4 and t6...

    Conclusion: as stated above, Honeywell t4 and t6 as well as others will do what I needed. I ended up putting a T6 on. All Trane stats maintain a 3 differential when setting up a programmed schedule....
  23. Minimum between mode setpoints. Basically, he...

    Minimum between mode setpoints. Basically, he wants to have heat and cooling programmed at the same temperature in every schedule change.
  24. Deadband/setpoint deadband/setpoint differential/etc. whatever you want to call it

    During my research I've found countless threads both here and elsewhere debating the correct terminology but none yet that answer my question. I'm finishing up an install tomorrow of an S9V2 furnace...
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    Nice work all around. I have a Marathon tank that...

    Nice work all around. I have a Marathon tank that was here when I bought the house. It was installed in '92, so I can tell you, they last. I don't have the benefit of the lifetime warranty as the...
  26. Thread: New truck

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    Wish that I could, but, it also functions as a...

    Wish that I could, but, it also functions as a kid hauler. I do carry a lot of stuff in the cab but i'm trying to be smarter about it with this truck. It's amazing the things I found as I cleaned out...
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    That is art right there. I hope your customers...

    That is art right there. I hope your customers realize the workmanship they're getting with you. I also hope your sparky finishes it off with the same amount of care. Should've just grabbed some...
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    Watched a homeowner come in and buy a high limit...

    Watched a homeowner come in and buy a high limit for his furnace on his buddy's plumbing account. Went on and on about how cheap they make these things, they just keep failing! Looked over at the...
  29. Thread: Milwaukee man

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    Weather guard pack rat. Pull out drawer for a...

    Weather guard pack rat. Pull out drawer for a truck bed or van. Pretty useful for parts storage.
  30. Thread: New truck

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    The side compartments have sealed 60" led bed...

    The side compartments have sealed 60" led bed lights in them, only cost about $23 on Amazon. The interior has 6 led marker lights and 2 led license plate lights mounted above the back door. Also all...
  31. Thread: Milwaukee man

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    No hard feelings, i'll take any criticism given....

    No hard feelings, i'll take any criticism given. I might cry for a minute or two, then i'll add it to my arsenal and do a better job on the next one. That was my goal when I started posting in WOP...
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    Awesome work as always. I'm curious how that...

    Awesome work as always. I'm curious how that funnel works. Have you done this a lot or trying out something new? I hate finding undersized openings in coils. Happens a lot on older systems. Even...
  33. Thread: New truck

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    New truck

    About a month ago my former truck left me temporarily stranded on the highway 2 days in a row, in the exact same spot. So we went in search of a replacement. It had been having a lot of electrical...
  34. Thread: Milwaukee man

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    I yield, the picture does appear that the end of...

    I yield, the picture does appear that the end of the 90 is below floor grade, didn't remember it being, but, I promise i'll take a 45 back when I service it this summer which will keep it above floor...
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    Um... that's what venting charts are for... but...

    Um... that's what venting charts are for... but actually on this job, the 3" vents were existing. Capped and pressure tested them and found 2 leaks which I fixed. This was an 80k s9x2, i'm pretty...
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    This topic was addressed in the post this job was...

    This topic was addressed in the post this job was originally in. It is a street 90 hanging above an open bell trap. The caps rotted away and he has to replace the trap or dig it up and install a...
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    Sorry for the delayed response. This was another...

    Sorry for the delayed response. This was another job I posted on WOP a little while back. Typically I just build a straight spacer between the filter and furnace. This one has a 20x25 filter. I...
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    Thank you. It's been a trying month for sure....

    Thank you. It's been a trying month for sure. November 2018 will be a month I can only hope I can forget. It all turned out ok. Really more than ok. Someone did something for us I will never forget,...
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    Thanks. Funny, I was actually just shopping tires...

    Thanks. Funny, I was actually just shopping tires and reading reviews. She's actually a pretty decent winter driver. She made a 30 mile drive each way for a couple years in college through the...
  40. Can you provide a model #? What if any tests have...

    Can you provide a model #? What if any tests have been done by whoever is attempting to fix it?
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    The 36" from HF is ok for what it is. The one...

    The 36" from HF is ok for what it is. The one thing that drives me crazy about it is the handles clamp upwards instead of a typical break which you pull the handle down. We have one mounted in the...
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    The ONLY approved method of charging any trane XV...

    The ONLY approved method of charging any trane XV system is in check charge cooling and with the temperature parameters given.
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    What you're describing indicates there is a...

    What you're describing indicates there is a problem. That's about as far into DIY as we can get, site rules prohibit DIY advice. Rust indicates moisture and an XV80 is not a condensing furnace. I...
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    "Cringe" you know he survived because of the...

    "Cringe" you know he survived because of the narrative, but painful to watch for me. My thrill seeking days are in my past.
  45. I believe that unit accepts a 20x24x1" filter....

    I believe that unit accepts a 20x24x1" filter. There should be two finger bolts at the bottom of the unit below the coil on an access door labeled filter. The only potential problem is if the...
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    Are these forced draft 80% sharing a common flue...

    Are these forced draft 80% sharing a common flue pipe with the water heater?
  47. Well, from what kdean has stated, it is...

    Well, from what kdean has stated, it is disappointing and may be the options you are left with. It may be worth at least inquiring about having a motor rebuilder attempt the repair. But it's probably...
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    Well in true WOP fashion, someone has to critique...

    Well in true WOP fashion, someone has to critique something, so here it goes. You forgot to put a clamp on the third pipe from the left at the top of the first picture. You amateur! ::DD:::DD:::DD:
  49. In regards to the warranty issue, unfortunately...

    In regards to the warranty issue, unfortunately there is nothing that can be done now. Whether your original installer neglected to register the equipment, mentioned it in passing to you, or just...
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    That's some nice piping right there. I hope...

    That's some nice piping right there. I hope whomever finishes the wiring can match that level of detail.
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