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  1. Ameristar is sold by AS/Trane but made in China...

    Ameristar is sold by AS/Trane but made in China by Midea.
  2. One thing the guys on here seem to agree on, 2...

    One thing the guys on here seem to agree on, 2 best minis are Mitsu and Fujitsu. I know worldwide, Gree is a big seller but doesn't make it good.
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    If the Nest dies, if you like funky looks and...

    If the Nest dies, if you like funky looks and tons of reports, go for an Ecobee. If you want to save some loot and just want a reliable, basic WiFi stat, Sensi is a really good stat but bare bones....
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    No, those relays like to stick on. Rarely see...

    No, those relays like to stick on. Rarely see them not bring the fan on, usually fail to shut down after a cycle. Sounds like yours is intermittent.
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    To me, the TXV or not mostly depends upon the...

    To me, the TXV or not mostly depends upon the brand. Many brands require a TXV coil to get rated SEER. If getting into 15 SEER on up, I'd suspect all do. But there are some brands, Lennox & Goodman...
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    With the Bosch, if you need 3 tons or under, get...

    With the Bosch, if you need 3 tons or under, get the smaller unit and set it to run at what capacity you need.

    Then there's a friend with a 5 ton set to 5 ton cooling the downstairs of his...
  7. Those suckers and the 661 Bryants are dime a...

    Those suckers and the 661 Bryants are dime a dozen here. So many neighborhoods in our suburb were built in the day of those units. Since it is working well, sure worth maintenance. But would be wise...
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    If the mfr. doesn't make the same coil any more,...

    If the mfr. doesn't make the same coil any more, another one in their line will work. Or there are 3rd party coils like Aspen and ADP that work with about any A/C. I've never liked 3rd party on heat...
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    Without the matching motor in the furnace, you...

    Without the matching motor in the furnace, you may not have heat. They are communicating and know if the motor is bad. Cooling wouldn't be an issue.
  10. For dehumidification, you want to run 350...

    For dehumidification, you want to run 350 CFM/ton. You do NOT want to run the blower constantly. During the day when the A/C is running a lot, it will be dehumidifying a lot. But overnight and in the...
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    Looks like Lennox is Mexican builder grade, the...

    Looks like Lennox is Mexican builder grade, the Merit line, and American Standard doesn't have builder grade under their name.
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    First someone should do a load calc and see what...

    First someone should do a load calc and see what size you need. Where are you? Here in Indy we're running around 90 with some steamy humidity and on the average house, it would be a stretch for 2.5...
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    I've never seen any brand sell just parts for...

    I've never seen any brand sell just parts for their ECMs. Closest is those that will sell just the module on a Genteq motor. Nortek doesn't sell anything but t he whole motor as far as I know and...
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    I wouldn't be worrying about the liquid charging...

    I wouldn't be worrying about the liquid charging but about the stop leak he put in! When you do change out, EVERYTHING MUST GO (Good album BTW) including the lineset. You don't want that gumming up...
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    Ask the company you are buying from if they'd pop...

    Ask the company you are buying from if they'd pop in and take care of you. Last week I put used motors on 2 dead A/Cs to get the customer by til we got to them. Not bad for a desk jockey!

    Oh, 1 of...
  16. 18" flex for a 5 ton? A bit shy there! Rainy...

    18" flex for a 5 ton? A bit shy there!

    Rainy and overcast? How much is the A/C running? They don't dehumidify when they are off and in rainy & overcast, might not be running much. Also I just...
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    The shakeout will be 2023 if all goes as planned....

    The shakeout will be 2023 if all goes as planned. Trane & Carrier were planning on R454b and Daikin is a big user of R32 internationally. Trane certainly doesn't have anything on the market but...
  18. I sucked a Tech 2000 today with those valves....

    I sucked a Tech 2000 today with those valves. Needed it outta the way then we'll replace in a new location.
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    Yea, call GA. He's a nice guy.

    Yea, call GA. He's a nice guy.
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    If you want variable capacity (modulating) heat,...

    If you want variable capacity (modulating) heat, you'd have to get the modulating furnace, not the S9V2. It has a variable speed blower but is 2 levels of gas heat.

    Normally the blower is what's...
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    Variable with a thermostat that does dehumidify...

    Variable with a thermostat that does dehumidify on demand helps with a variable speed air handler. If too humid, the stat tells the blower to slow down, usually 20% although I think my brand is more...
  22. That's why I always warn prospects of variable...

    That's why I always warn prospects of variable capacity equipment on here that they could be in for issues without zoning. We have a lot of basement furnaces as well as downflow on the first floor...
  23. www.thermastor.com

    www.thermastor.com
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    The GMES appears to be a model that can't use a 2...

    The GMES appears to be a model that can't use a 2 stage thermostat so it will time to high as it wants. Not comfy. Go for the GMEC which can use a 2 stage thermostat. In bitter weather could run...
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    That's very true. Mention brands on here and guys...

    That's very true. Mention brands on here and guys go wild with bashing those they don't like and praising what they sell. Only in minis does there seem to be a pattern that Mitsu and Fujitsu are the...
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    That's likely an N shaped coil. The way it is...

    That's likely an N shaped coil. The way it is installed, the right most slab isn't getting much air. We did that once, had problems with freezing of that slab, had to go back and put a transition in.
  27. Dual fuel comes to mind when LP is mentioned....

    Dual fuel comes to mind when LP is mentioned. That way if the price of gas goes up, use the heat pump more.
  28. Some brands are shutting off around 0 or -5 to...

    Some brands are shutting off around 0 or -5 to keep from tripping the low pressure switch. That's a function of the defrost board.

    Been is right, still rather efficient heat produced with a good...
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    I don't trust MC coils. Case in point. Today,...

    I don't trust MC coils. Case in point. Today, tech is changing out a 5 year old indoor coil on a Nortek unit. It's microchannel. Replacement unit when he pressure tested with nitro was leaking like...
  30. VERY rare to have one fail. It does sit in a well...

    VERY rare to have one fail. It does sit in a well covered in special grease. It measures dome TEMPERATURE.
  31. If the furnace isn't meant to handle 2 stage...

    If the furnace isn't meant to handle 2 stage outdoor units, you won't properly control the blower. So if that's the case here, either stay single stage or get a variable speed and go with the 2...
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    I'd say that IS a downflow but UPSIDE DOWN!

    I'd say that IS a downflow but UPSIDE DOWN!
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    They vary in sound on starting and stopping. My...

    They vary in sound on starting and stopping. My HP makes a horrible racket in starting. Makes a bit less noise on stopping than yours. Remember that's a low end unit with no sound deadening or...
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    Run Tru is 100% Trane factories. Oxbox is 100%...

    Run Tru is 100% Trane factories. Oxbox is 100% Chinese. That little venture really failed. It was supposed to be sold to anyone with green, in big box stores, anyway they can get money for it. Didn't...
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    S9 isn't multi position. There's an upflow and...

    S9 isn't multi position. There's an upflow and downflow.
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    There's some anti-China out there. I was told Run...

    There's some anti-China out there. I was told Run Tru production and later Ameristar production is in America for 2 reasons. 1 is getting it out of China and to the US and 2 is Carrier has money in...
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    4SCU20LX136P...

    4SCU20LX136P is an LG. Gotta look close to tell. Those are covered, aren't they? With our markup, we rarely sell even 2 stage though (gasp) there's a 2 stage Rheem HP going out tomorrow :D

    BTW,...
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    I know at the beginning Lennox/Heatcraft was part...

    I know at the beginning Lennox/Heatcraft was part of Alliance but thought they dropped out. Obviously could be wrong.

    We were told by our AS distributor that starting with units made in 2020,...
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    Why do I think the variable capacity are LG as...

    Why do I think the variable capacity are LG as well?

    I looked up a XP20-036-230B, it uses an LG.
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    Not sure on the Run Tru but Trane uses mostly...

    Not sure on the Run Tru but Trane uses mostly Alliance compressors. That's the joint venture company between Trane & Copeland. You'll also find LG used. Our tech rep says they are quieter and more...
  41. The Tempstar is a builder model, bare bones. Not...

    The Tempstar is a builder model, bare bones. Not even a cabinet to protect the coil. Not particularly quiet. The American Standard will be much quieter. Nicely painted cabinet protecting the...
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    Is there a matching Trane coil going in to the...

    Is there a matching Trane coil going in to the air handler or reusing the old coil?
  43. RH1V has variable speed motor, aka constant...

    RH1V has variable speed motor, aka constant airflow. Within reason, there is a limit with a horrible duct system. The RH1T has a constant torque and the airflow will vary with duct conditions. The...
  44. That 8.3 is pathetic. Wonder if it is a typo?

    That 8.3 is pathetic. Wonder if it is a typo?
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    Seems to me the 824 is non communicating, the 850...

    Seems to me the 824 is non communicating, the 850 is communicating.
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    FV4 is a variable speed blower. The other is X13...

    FV4 is a variable speed blower. The other is X13 or the like. X13 is Genteq product. Could be another brand but it's a high efficiency constant torque motor. Without ECM, either variable or CT, you...
  47. I've heard of Daikin brands shortages. Today got...

    I've heard of Daikin brands shortages. Today got a warning from our AS distributor that the electric heat kit vendor in Mexico for them and others shut down and are behind. So they may have some...
  48. Downside, judging from the 60s and 70s when they...

    Downside, judging from the 60s and 70s when they were common, is a little drying out and burning of the grass on the discharge side.
  49. Most rooftops are like that. Their HXs rot out in...

    Most rooftops are like that. Their HXs rot out in 10 years or less. They also rarely have more than 10 year heat exchanger warranty unless they have a stainless steel HX. Rheem goes to 20 with those...
  50. With his proposal, at 94 out you will be able to...

    With his proposal, at 94 out you will be able to stay around 75 in. If you keep it around 70, you'll need more capacity for the heat wave but makes it even more oversized for the rest of the summer....
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