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  1. Should be checked every month and washed as...

    Should be checked every month and washed as needed. How long it lasts will depend on how often it gets cleaned.
  2. The Bosch would work nicely with your Carrier air...

    The Bosch would work nicely with your Carrier air handler.
  3. Any standard 16x25 filter will work but they may...

    Any standard 16x25 filter will work but they may not sit in the track properly. You can order a new fiber filter online, look for "hogs hair filters"
  4. R410a is much higher pressure than R22, while...

    R410a is much higher pressure than R22, while that coil was originally dual rated it's now 20 years old and the higher pressure is going to stress any existing leaks or weak spots. You should have...
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    I carry Nu-Calgon and several other brands, all...

    I carry Nu-Calgon and several other brands, all stocked together. The rep has never tried something like that, nor would I put up with that. I'm pretty skeptical about this story, they may just be...
  6. Sounds like a pickle - you said the 4 ton guy...

    Sounds like a pickle - you said the 4 ton guy measured the rooms, so he did a load calculation? Ask him about the ductwork sizing and ask if you need to add runs or return air.

    The 3 ton guy...
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    It sounds like the salesman was concerned he sold...

    It sounds like the salesman was concerned he sold you an oversize furnace and bumped it down. The coil being a half ton over is fine as well. I wouldn't be concerned, yes they should have told you...
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    Sorry you're having trouble. Try searching for...

    Sorry you're having trouble. Try searching for companies that offer blower door testing. Ask them on the phone if they do duct sizing or static tests before they even come out. What area are you...
  9. Is there a spot where they may have accidentally...

    Is there a spot where they may have accidentally double-trapped it? The drain could be airlocking, while the blower is on it can't overcome the pressure and drain until the blower shuts off. Is...
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    I've never seen a booster fan on a return duct. ...

    I've never seen a booster fan on a return duct. I don't think it's a good idea nor will it help.

    Are your returns high on the wall in the upstairs rooms? I have seen many newer homes where...
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    The arrow should always be pointing toward the...

    The arrow should always be pointing toward the furnace.
  12. What 3 ton unit do you have with a 7/8" line? ...

    What 3 ton unit do you have with a 7/8" line? Most are 3/4", which should be fine. Don't do the 1-1/8" thing, as was pointed out it'll just trap oil and cause you problems.

    Also, what drive...
  13. It's possible all right, but I've never been able...

    It's possible all right, but I've never been able to do it. I'm too ham-fisted with my torches. Can you get a zoom-lock fitting on it?
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    Is that actually pulling air from the kitchen? ...

    Is that actually pulling air from the kitchen? Also, you may want to have your contractor check the furnace exhaust pipe, your picture makes it look as if it's pitched wrong and could possibly trap...
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    I suggest you find a contractor that regularly...

    I suggest you find a contractor that regularly works on high velocity systems. They'll need to verify the duct system sizing and possibly make changes to accomodate a new unit. This is NOT a job...
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    Wow, couldn't find a manual online. Does it have...

    Wow, couldn't find a manual online. Does it have a bucket sensor that shuts it down when it's full? If it's low on charge too then time to throw it out, it seems like it's disposable anyway.
  17. I doubt you'll find anything that's a...

    I doubt you'll find anything that's a tested/published "official" match. In theory, any 2.5 ton outdoor unit should work with it as long as you change the piston to the appropriate size.
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    With two condensers if one goes down you'd still...

    With two condensers if one goes down you'd still have partial cooling from the second unit.
  19. Cut 'em open before the trap, brush trap out with...

    Cut 'em open before the trap, brush trap out with ez-trap brush, flush with nitrogen, rubber coupling.
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    Nevermind, I read your post wrong. You did say...

    Nevermind, I read your post wrong. You did say it was a rusted out muffler.
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    I'm not aware of any thermostats that let you...

    I'm not aware of any thermostats that let you specifically set the run times (after all, it's a therm-ostat, it operates based on tempertures). Some thermostats like the Honeywell digitals allow you...
  22. It sounds like your system is freezing up. The...

    It sounds like your system is freezing up. The longer it runs, the more ice builds up on the indoor coil until it chokes off the airflow. When you turn it off for a while it thaws and then runs...
  23. In addition, using a Bosch IDS with a furnace...

    In addition, using a Bosch IDS with a furnace that has a regular PSC blower motor will work but it does impact the efficiency. Why do you want a super-efficient system? Are you in a hot climate?
  24. A few things - in my area of the country R22...

    A few things - in my area of the country R22 isn't scarce but it has gotten very expensive. If you needed a serious repair I'd switch to an R22 replacement but if you just need a pound or so R22 is...
  25. It sounds like your fan motor might be...

    It sounds like your fan motor might be overheating and stopping on overload, causing the compressor to pop the breaker. It could be a bad motor, bad capacitor, or maybe even a faulty defrost board. ...
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    That's a discharge muffler in your picture, not a...

    That's a discharge muffler in your picture, not a filter drier.
    Also, I always prefer to install driers inside right before the metering device for the same reasons already mentioned.
  27. Tell them to call an electrician or the power...

    Tell them to call an electrician or the power company. There must be something between the breaker and the disconnect, could be a junction box somewhere with some melted wires in it or some...
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    I've seen this done before in a medium sized...

    I've seen this done before in a medium sized office wirh Goodman equipment. It seemed to work fine, the air handlers were wired together so that they always both ran together (one thermostat). ...
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    I only buy and use Yellow Jacket. I just...

    I only buy and use Yellow Jacket. I just replaced my Yellow Jacket 42001 set after 15 years. The gauge faces do sometimes get broken (usually after I drop them or they bounce around in the car too...
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    True, but they don't have access to any specs or...

    True, but they don't have access to any specs or information on the units made before RE Michel bought the name.
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    The white pipe IS the AC condensate drain. It...

    The white pipe IS the AC condensate drain. It won't come apart because it's been glued in place. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like they left you access to clean the trap. Have your AC company...
  32. You should be in the habit of nitrogen pressure...

    You should be in the habit of nitrogen pressure testing any lines you installed, be they sweat or flare. Better to find a leak with nitrogen than refrigerant.

    I can't say about Midea but most...
  33. That's the original factory plate. They come...

    That's the original factory plate. They come shipped with a spring loaded filter frame and a cheapo plastic filter, once you remove those it's nice and shiny like that.
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    See this thread: ...

    See this thread:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1901991-Daikin-Mini-Split-Flaring-issues

    or this one:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1898981-Flare-nut-torque-wrenches

    or...
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    There's a lot of threads about this on this site....

    There's a lot of threads about this on this site. If you're doing mini-split flares (especially on a regular basis) you should be using a flaring tool made for such. These "R410A" flares have a...
  36. Yes, the filter is in backwards. Don't turn it...

    Yes, the filter is in backwards. Don't turn it around now, any dust trapped in it will get sucked into the blower. When you get the new one, remember that the arrow on the filter should always be...
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    Never mix any refrigerants. It's not proper to...

    Never mix any refrigerants. It's not proper to "top off" R-22 with anything except more R-22. Once you mix them you're asking for problems.
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    I agree with BL, NU-22b might be better for you. ...

    I agree with BL, NU-22b might be better for you. It tends to be less expensive and is a "drop-in", meaning no oil change or metering change. Keep in mind that there's no replacement that can be...
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    Even better than wire extenders, consider having...

    Even better than wire extenders, consider having a wireless thermostat installed. (Not a WiFi thermostat, a wireless one).
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    This site doesn't offer DIY help. You might have...

    This site doesn't offer DIY help. You might have missed all the notices and red print when you were signing up for an account.

    There are known heat exchanger issues with your furnace. Please...
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    Can't ding the guy for the Pro Press fittings,...

    Can't ding the guy for the Pro Press fittings, except to say that if he owns a press tool then he should be better at this. I know a lot of plumbers that know zilch about combustion.

    Let's see on...
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    More like "Chi-don't-go".

    More like "Chi-don't-go".
  43. You're in that awful gray area between systems. ...

    You're in that awful gray area between systems. In theory your system should last another 8-10 years, but it needs an expensive repair now to get there. At this point in its life, I'd recommend you...
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    We're opening a new branch in Fort Myers in the...

    We're opening a new branch in Fort Myers in the near future. There's currently 19 Michel branches in Florida.
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    Flexible duct can be restrictive of airflow. 16"...

    Flexible duct can be restrictive of airflow. 16" flex duct won't move the same amount of airflow as a 16" round pipe. Adding an ECM to an undersized duct system won't help, it'll actually make...
  46. Thread: uuuum DEWUT

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    Ignoring that it's in a shower, what a garbage...

    Ignoring that it's in a shower, what a garbage install. The ductwork is a mess. Why did they take the electric up and over the air handler to the other side? There's knockouts on the right hand...
  47. It's like watching those videos where someone is...

    It's like watching those videos where someone is playing on the train tracks. You know what's coming but you can't stop watching.
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    Should've stuck to the chart: ...

    Should've stuck to the chart:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7AY-GCCAAEaelQ.jpg
  49. It shouldn't be any noisier. As rglasgow said...

    It shouldn't be any noisier. As rglasgow said that N model has a screen in the burner that helps reduce NOx emissions as required in certain areas (California AFAIK). Other than that, it's...
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    I've used both an H-10 and a Fieldpiece SRL2K7. ...

    I've used both an H-10 and a Fieldpiece SRL2K7. I liked the Fieldpiece better myself, but both were good on R410A. The Fieldpiece was (IMO) a little more sensitive and much easier to use, plus I...
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