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    Rheem's dealer site won't pull up that furnace at...

    Rheem's dealer site won't pull up that furnace at the moment. I'm thinking 12 & 13 might be ignition codes and 57 a pressure switch but not 100%. We so seldom have to work on them. That was the first...
  2. Mine never has done that. I have it on black &...

    Mine never has done that. I have it on black & white. Did that years ago and took a picture of it to show a visually impaired customer.
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    The Ecobee should be the controller but someone...

    The Ecobee should be the controller but someone might have put a manual thermostat outside.
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    The default setting is 35F to shut off the...

    The default setting is 35F to shut off the compressor which I agree is nuts. But we've always had then work when we lower the temp. Might give Ecobee a ring and see what they think.
  5. That's the POS with the Bristol TS compressor....

    That's the POS with the Bristol TS compressor. With Bristol gone, what are they gonna put in for a compressor? Personally I'd replace it all if possible.

    R410a is dirt cheap right now. I wouldn't...
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    I figured being made in Tyler that they'd use...

    I figured being made in Tyler that they'd use Spine Fin. Ameristar looks just like it now, giving Midea the boot.
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    Not sure the 322 does it but the 432 has a...

    Not sure the 322 does it but the 432 has a feature where you can zone by % of zones calling. This makes sure the furnace doesn't go into high without enough zone dampers open to take the air. Avoids...
  8. Thread: AHR 2020

    by BaldLoonie
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    I ordered a pass to it just in case I go. Also...

    I ordered a pass to it just in case I go. Also thinking of making a vacation out of it. Have you been to a show before?
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    ksefan, you'll be lucky to get a compressor let...

    ksefan, you'll be lucky to get a compressor let alone an inverter :D
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    NEW BRAND!!!

    See the banner at the top. Hot, new brand from Ingersoll Rand.

    RUN TRU! Wow, what a name. But it does beat OXBOX, the last new brand by IR. Wonder if they will keep that brand, it's Midea...
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    Yea, datsa 30!

    Yea, datsa 30!
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    Depending upon ducts, you still can short cycle...

    Depending upon ducts, you still can short cycle the equipment on limits with 1 zone calling. WORSE if a 3 zone and 1 zone is calling. Bypass lowers the air noise when 1 zone is calling but dumps hot...
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    I like the Aprilaire media air cleaners...

    I like the Aprilaire media air cleaners personally. You can get MERV13 medias with a decent static drop even on big units. A clean 1" 20x25 was over twice as restrictive as a clean MERV13 20x25...
  14. https://www.trutechtools.com/DEFENDERLL6070

    https://www.trutechtools.com/DEFENDERLL6070
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    I should have looked more clearly.

    I should have looked more clearly.
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    There are 2 stages of heat and a blower speed for...

    There are 2 stages of heat and a blower speed for each. Nobody has the blower vary beyond that on a 2 stage furnace. If you were to have a modulating furnace, then there would be anywhere from 13 to...
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    What brand of boiler?

    What brand of boiler?
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    Water or steam?

    Water or steam?
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    That is a full variable speed motor. It is normal...

    That is a full variable speed motor. It is normal to have little control over your heat speed. The furnace comes set for the CFM York wants for maximum efficiency & comfort. They do allow a tweak...
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    What was the old heap? Looks like Rheem colors. ...

    What was the old heap? Looks like Rheem colors.

    Nice job on the plenum.
  21. Thread: What is it

    by BaldLoonie
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    Looks like rider had a good idea on what it was.

    Looks like rider had a good idea on what it was.
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    Time/temperature defrost control is furnished as...

    Time/temperature defrost control is furnished as
    standard equipment.
    Control initiates a defrost cycle every 30, 60 or 90
    minutes of compressor “on” time at outdoor coil
    temperatures below 42F....
  23. What he said. Low humidify is a function of...

    What he said. Low humidify is a function of infiltration. Stop the air from leaking in, humidity goes up.

    The 800 is nice but for full capacity you need 240V and that can spin the old electric...
  24. Certainly is a B I G furnace for the house. We...

    Certainly is a B I G furnace for the house. We would be more like a 70,000 BTU 95% on that house.

    The math doesn't check out. We won a court case along these lines and that was so funny. The old...
  25. Remember the model #? I recall 1997 we were...

    Remember the model #? I recall 1997 we were mostly 10 SEER and Trane used a piston inside. Wasn't till you got higher SEER did they require a TXV and that was for EFFICIENCY only. It would work on ...
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    Dang, we're taking one of them off tomorrow...

    Dang, we're taking one of them off tomorrow :whistle:
  27. Probably you stirring up dust which can show up...

    Probably you stirring up dust which can show up like the colors in the flame. Or dirty pilot
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    They usually don't tell when they have a digit...

    They usually don't tell when they have a digit off like that. Both have LG compressors, 1 has a 3 bladed fan, other has a 2 blade. Usually some little tweek like changing the sensible heat ratio or...
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    That's a challenge. Could be stat or furnace....

    That's a challenge. Could be stat or furnace. Does your furnace have a window in the door of it that shows a flashing LED? If so that could help diagnose the issue. It will tell if it is getting a...
  30. Ang, where are you? I'll snoop a bit and see who...

    Ang, where are you? I'll snoop a bit and see who the supplier is closest to you.

    AS has an option for stainless steel burners with their LP kit, we always go that way. They can be had separately...
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    Dan's estimate probably real close. I'd go 60K...

    Dan's estimate probably real close. I'd go 60K mod. I'm a Rheem fan on that product, for years they were the only modulating furnace. Lots simpler design than many and the Econet WiFi stat is lots...
  32. Can't give DIY advice other than to follow the...

    Can't give DIY advice other than to follow the instructions in the manual or call Ecobee for info on when you need to use the PEK.
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    Late friend used to watch a sewage pit of a house...

    Late friend used to watch a sewage pit of a house for an old relative renting it out. Floor furnace. I went under with him and all it needed was new flue pipe so he did it, lit the junker and went in...
  34. Those are great furnaces though propane is harder...

    Those are great furnaces though propane is harder on furnaces than natural gas. But I agree, somehow find a great tech to figure it out. American Standard suppliers are supposed to have a tech rep on...
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    Not yet, there's 1 square inch of fin showing!

    Not yet, there's 1 square inch of fin showing!
  36. Keep the Vision Pro, lots more functional &...

    Keep the Vision Pro, lots more functional & reliable than the Nest. If you want WiFi, get the gateway.
  37. Sounds like #1 is saying that 25% of your...

    Sounds like #1 is saying that 25% of your conditioning is lost due leakage. That's sure a problem. If you seal the ducts and the house you could get by with smaller equipment. Also the 18" round is...
  38. The hum is taking air from the supply plenum and...

    The hum is taking air from the supply plenum and returning it there. No furnace room air is being sucked in.
  39. I'd keep the cabinet and get the upgrade to the...

    I'd keep the cabinet and get the upgrade to the MERV13 media. Hold a lot and not very restrictive compared to other methods of filtration.
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    Skip BK, hook up W2 for proper staging.

    Skip BK, hook up W2 for proper staging.
  41. Trane only uses communicating on the VS outdoor...

    Trane only uses communicating on the VS outdoor units and modulating furnace. Not having the S9V2 communicating was pretty stupid. You can use the 824 stat on it and get a little more control of the...
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    Poll: I don't like the screwy return on the S9. Small...

    I don't like the screwy return on the S9. Small opening so you need some way of transitioning all the return into that area. If over 3 tons, our tech rep says get bottom return too. Nice furnace but...
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    Gas or electric furnace?

    Gas or electric furnace?
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    Sounds like the place to start. 98 suction on a...

    Sounds like the place to start. 98 suction on a freezing night is high.
  45. Sad to say, most companies working for home...

    Sad to say, most companies working for home warranty companies are chosen because they'll work cheap, not that they are the best.

    Does sound fishy that somewhere is a bad wire. Most heat pumps...
  46. what he said

    what he said
  47. There are a lot of parts in common between Allied...

    There are a lot of parts in common between Allied & Lennox. Not all. The supplier of Ducane in Indiana is a class act, probably stock important parts or get from a nearby branch rather quickly.
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    Cascade system?

    Cascade system?
  49. Thread: Bye bye oil

    by BaldLoonie
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    Always love to see an oil furnace bite the dust!...

    Always love to see an oil furnace bite the dust! Especially when the replacement install is a work of art.

    What model furnace? Our owner beat on the head of the sales manager at the Rheem supply...
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    Sounded to me like a Goodman coil was put on an...

    Sounded to me like a Goodman coil was put on an old Rheem outdoor unit by the warranty company. Could have understood it wrong.
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