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    Smokedad, you are falling for one of the more...

    Smokedad, you are falling for one of the more common misconceptions in the HVAC world, often promulgated by underskilled contractors. Yes, I said it, I meant it. You say, but they(any contractor that...
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    I'm a little late to the party, but YES, some...

    I'm a little late to the party, but YES, some kind of animal was peeing on that condenser. Rain or sprinkler water doesn't do that. PS-that animal was on the short side, imo.
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    Heatingman, that does look like a very nice...

    Heatingman, that does look like a very nice setup. At more than four times the price I'll have to consider carefully. I do certainly appreciate you bringing that to my attention. It looks like a...
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    what shear should I buy?

    I'm looking to buy a tool for chopping S Lock and drive. I have considerable sheetmetal work on almost all my installs. Last install had about 30 or so sections of S and drive to cut to length. That...
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    I would spend my time cleaning up the mess you...

    I would spend my time cleaning up the mess you have before adding to it.
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    It's almost like you don't know the history of...

    It's almost like you don't know the history of NEST...

    You should feel free to have whatever you want controlling your system. I'm just telling you that you shouldn't be surprised to be told the...
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    ohhhh wonderful... Another Tony Fadell/ google...

    ohhhh wonderful...

    Another Tony Fadell/ google fanboy that thinks he/she is talking to Luddites.

    You have to fix the foundation before you add a second floor.(keep reading)

    Your posts are...
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    good eye! I see it now. That duct coming up...

    good eye! I see it now.

    That duct coming up from below looks a little fishy on the top photo. It makes it look like its going through the drain pan. Optical delusion. :)
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    gadzooks! Isn't that supposed to go UNDER the...

    gadzooks! Isn't that supposed to go UNDER the system?

    what a hot mess that is... looks a little bit like staggered Lego blocks.

    TO THE OP:

    both evaporators are to the left side of the...
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    Poll: ahhhhh... Are we supposed to be picking based...

    ahhhhh...

    Are we supposed to be picking based on preference? The poll is really vague!

    if that's the deal....


    -<NONE OF THE ABOVE>-

    I gave up on the honeywell line when they didn't...
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    Just some ideas- defrost circuit issues?...

    Just some ideas-

    defrost circuit issues?
    Reversing valve problems?
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    Jeff- I'd suggest a couple of things to help...

    Jeff-

    I'd suggest a couple of things to help us understand the issues you could be facing.

    First- could you please post a clear photo of the error code chart located on one of the access panel...
  13. Joshua, congratulations on your rather...

    Joshua,

    congratulations on your rather ambitious project.

    I do have to caution you on the hazards of taking something like this on. there is much more to this than you understand. Rather than...
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    Mr Jani, First you should understand that the...

    Mr Jani,

    First you should understand that the scope of your question is impossibly, insanely, and ridiculously broad. That's why you are getting the reactions you see above. Secondly, this site in...
  15. How did your BBB A+ rated install go?

    How did your BBB A+ rated install go?
  16. While I don't generally recommend electrode steam...

    While I don't generally recommend electrode steam humidifiers like the 800, I would suggest you pair it with the ecobee 3 thermostat/humidistat if you have the wiring to support it. It has excellent...
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    Yes, I went back to refresh my memory after I...

    Yes, I went back to refresh my memory after I posted. That system is going to produce some repair bills , so I suggest spending at least a little $$ to find out if there's anything that can be done...
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    1.44 in wc???

    1.44 in wc???

    <?#+%*^&0_#$@

    That system is going to tear itself apart. I hope you have a PSC motor instead of an ECM.

    You should see if you can get somebody to do a point by point static...
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    a new approch

    Dave, I hope you haven't given up, or paid an extra grand to fix your issue.

    I've read through the thread and I feel your frustration. I'm with the other posters that have told you that you...
  20. Just in case you're in doubt, "not disturbed"...

    Just in case you're in doubt, "not disturbed" means:

    do not damage, remove, alter, or touch.

    It's quite possible that is asbestos.
  21. My point is that I don't know what he was talking...

    My point is that I don't know what he was talking about, and I wouldn't expect anybody else to either.


    Even if I did, I probably wouldn't endorse it. All the manufacturers drill into us the...
  22. After 22 years in the industry, if someone walked...

    After 22 years in the industry, if someone walked up to me and told me to put some "supco" in their system I would have NO IDEA what they were talking about.

    SUPCO is a company. They sell many,...
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    GaryMa, Your biggest choice isn't the brand...

    GaryMa,

    Your biggest choice isn't the brand you choose, it's the contractor you hire.


    Newer systems are less forgiving to the poor quality installs that were, and still are common. "swapping...
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    just my first reaction- that is bad, and I mean...

    just my first reaction- that is bad, and I mean REALLY bad. That install belongs on Jerry Springer.

    I would DEMAND my money back. When your contractor has that little regard for you and...
  25. Penderway PS- unless the manufacturer was given a...

    Penderway PS- unless the manufacturer was given a site drawing, they probably didn't even know the physical orientation of the home for a proper load calc. (just one more thing to throw into the mix)
  26. We are a little fuzzy on the details as penderway...

    We are a little fuzzy on the details as penderway has said. It seems that you've been in this location for some time with everything working Ok, but now at least some parts of the home are...
  27. What happened Melissa? what was the outcome? ...

    What happened Melissa?

    what was the outcome?

    I'm concerned that the flaw in the first system was never discovered, still leaving you with an under performing system.


    Please let us know!
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    ditto on all comments the brand won't save...

    ditto on all comments


    the brand won't save you! You are buying the contractor, not the equipment brand!
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    Last time I jumped down somebody's throat for...

    Last time I jumped down somebody's throat for assisting a DIY I got slapped, so my responses are decidedly more low key now...

    easier to let the mods do what they do.
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    sounds decidedly like diy

    sounds decidedly like diy
  31. huh. ok. potential issues with oversized...

    huh.


    ok.

    potential issues with oversized furnace


    shortened system life
    increased rate of repair
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    That guy doesn't understand air filtration at...

    That guy doesn't understand air filtration at all...

    That was painful. Sorry to be negative but you shouldn't base your design on that.
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    I'm not certain what information you are looking...

    I'm not certain what information you are looking for Maxweber?

    "stop leak" in all it's various forms is a compound placed inside the refrigerant circuit in an attempt to seal refrigerant leaks...
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    I'm sorry Maxweber, I 'm having trouble...

    I'm sorry Maxweber,

    I 'm having trouble following your post... am I to understand that they did locate a refrigerant leak? Did they identify a leak location? Your post is very disjointed. You seem...
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    Max, you should understand that the H-10 is...

    Max, you should understand that the H-10 is professional grade gear and as such requires a certain level of experience to use with reliable results. I wouldn't trust your results. Sorry. I'm not...
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    Tug Slug, I'm no expert on mold and I don't...

    Tug Slug,

    I'm no expert on mold and I don't know what you are building EXACTLY, only that it's a homebrew air filter setup.

    One fast, cheap and easy filter setup is to get a basic 20" box fan...
  37. Ziggle- There are fairly large number of...

    Ziggle-

    There are fairly large number of things that could be restricting the performance of your system. Many of these things won't make sense to the layperson without considerable explanation. ...
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    Dale, I've said it before and I'll say it again...

    Dale, I've said it before and I'll say it again here-

    You can't fix bad ethics and you can't fix a lack of training. There are so many elements to a good install that most companies don't produce...
  39. Steve, I'm sorry but your concept of how these...

    Steve, I'm sorry but your concept of how these systems work is deeply flawed.

    If your friend knows what he's doing, you will just be getting in his way, and if he doesn't you won't be able to...
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    Any pro should be able to do it properly. Make...

    Any pro should be able to do it properly.

    Make sure they check your combustion with a combustion analyzer.
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    Does it have any kind of export function at all?...

    Does it have any kind of export function at all?

    CSV is all you need.
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    I wouldn't trust a phone app to measure decibels...

    I wouldn't trust a phone app to measure decibels accurately, you would need a wind sock to have any kind of reliability. I would suggest 16 seer or higher if noise is important to you. Condensers in...
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    ok. personally I hate working on rooftop units...

    ok.

    personally I hate working on rooftop units and I think many residential guys do.

    Trane units tend rto be very quiet, but any two stage unit will make most people happy. One unit to check...
  44. Let's focus on the problem. your ducts aren't...

    Let's focus on the problem.

    your ducts aren't delivering the cooling capacity of your system.

    this goes back to the installation and upkeep of the system.

    What can we do with your current...
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    Do you want to pay extra for installation,...

    Do you want to pay extra for installation, maintenance, and repairs? Or I guess I should ask, do you realize this is a likely outcome?
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    well hell... that's better than I got! good...

    well hell...


    that's better than I got! good for you!
  47. What is the model number of the valve?

    What is the model number of the valve?
  48. Lots of techs will look at headache installs and...

    Lots of techs will look at headache installs and not mention it. My suggestion (without seeing what's going on) is to have the guy suggest what he thinks is appropriate for the repair. I would also...
  49. Hi again Bonnie. I'm still struggling with this...

    Hi again Bonnie. I'm still struggling with this one. I can't decide if there are communication issues with stuff getting relayed back and forth, or if the tech is either incompetent or deceptive or...
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    lol They ARE ok if you baby them, but even...

    lol

    They ARE ok if you baby them, but even then I don't think they measure up to the Digicools.

    One killer feature is that the AK's put all the pertinent Data on one screen, and that's a huge...
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