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  1. VS in my home 10+ years... Quiet. Installed a...

    VS in my home 10+ years... Quiet. Installed a bunch and never had a complaint either.

    Won't "pencil" out, but comfort and quiet are worth the investment IMHO
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    Yup.. Reason why the code now requires a separate...

    Yup.. Reason why the code now requires a separate ground!
  3. Never worked on a LiBr chiller. That said I do...

    Never worked on a LiBr chiller. That said I do know that it takes time for the absorption process to stabilize so they do not like short cycling. I believe that use of a buffer tank for the chilled...
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    Thanks, but no thanks? ..and these are NOT...

    Thanks, but no thanks?

    ..and these are NOT inverter drive compressors either. Just a single speed cheapie.
  5. I'd vote to keep in crawl. If you have adequate...

    I'd vote to keep in crawl. If you have adequate access, you can also move the Furnace/A.C in there as well..

    Attics are NOT conducive to good service and they tend to be quite warm, adding load to...
  6. It can be done with a two stage cooling stat and...

    It can be done with a two stage cooling stat and some reconfiguration of the wiring, perhaps a relay as well. You would have to run both fans together tho unless you have a tech install a back flow...
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    ....unless it accidentally has a stainless HX....

    ....unless it accidentally has a stainless HX. Some do.
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    "I'm' fine"

    The old farmer joe was in his car when he was hit by a truck.He decided his injuries from the accident were serious enough to take the trucking company (responsible for the accident) to court.In...
  9. Looking at the sweat lines on the indoor coil...

    Looking at the sweat lines on the indoor coil casing, I'd say it was frozen up (IMHO) but only a guess without any #'s to use.

    OP mentioned that the new unit was larger tonnage than the old one....
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    no last name Fred...

    An Arizona Highway Patrol officer stops a Harley for traveling faster than the posted speed limit, so he asks the biker his name.

    'Fred,' he replies.

    'Fred what?' the officer asks.

    'Just...
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    Source of the "other" genders.....

    Women are from Venus,

    Men from Mars, right?

    The other ones came from Uranus!
  12. ...and finding a competent service tech might be...

    ...and finding a competent service tech might be a tough one for VRF in resi.

    I like the full modulating systems such as Bosch.
  13. If you seriously oversize the system, you will...

    If you seriously oversize the system, you will likely suffer most of the year from cold and clammy as it will not run long enough to remove moisture before hitting the setpoint.

    One wiggle out of...
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    Code prohibits doing what you describe. Get one...

    Code prohibits doing what you describe. Get one of those rolling A/C units that have a hose out the window. H-D or Lowes has 'em.
  15. Kettling in boiler is from low flow, indirect...

    Kettling in boiler is from low flow, indirect being only load on it. Didja replace with identical sidearm? Or use a different style/brand?
  16. As the line set is in essence part of the...

    As the line set is in essence part of the evaporator, I'd keep the lines inside the building envelope if I could.
  17. Your Aprilaire 5000 will function without the...

    Your Aprilaire 5000 will function without the power being on as a MERV 13 filter rather than the MERV 16 with the power pack.

    That said, you plugged it into an outlet away from the furnace and it...
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    Get a pencil reamer....

    Get a pencil reamer....
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    chinese food joint?

    chinese food joint?
  20. Heat energy transfer increases when the...

    Heat energy transfer increases when the temperature difference inside to outside increases and the load on your system will increase proportionally. Systems are typically designed to accommodate a...
  21. #1 is to check to see if the proper cap was used....

    #1 is to check to see if the proper cap was used. Sometimes a different value is used in a "pinch" and forever after gets replaced with the wrong one...
    #2 is a combination of heat and China mfg....
  22. Many communities will aerial drop mosquito...

    Many communities will aerial drop mosquito larvacides in the local ponds and lakes to kill off the immature 'skeeters. This practice may have succumbed to tight finances... Could explain the sudden...
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    Ask your distributor. Around that time they were...

    Ask your distributor. Around that time they were gearing up for 410a. I was in the same situation with a Ruud system and that is what I was told, provide the SN of the coil and they can ok or nix....
  24. contactor not pulling completely in and if so it...

    contactor not pulling completely in and if so it will take out a transformer if not fused,,,
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    We stopped testing for THC as it is legal in NV...

    We stopped testing for THC as it is legal in NV and soooo many applicants were failing the test....

    So far, have not seen any issues.. Time will tell.

    We do require a drug test if you have an...
  26. Repurposed window shaker with a headmaster?

    Repurposed window shaker with a headmaster?
  27. Residual cleaner is on the thickness sensor...

    Residual cleaner is on the thickness sensor causing false readings to the board? I've had that issue.
  28. What humidity level does your present system...

    What humidity level does your present system maintain in the home? If it is tolerably low, which I am guessing that it is cuz you are tolerating 80F temps, then the refrigeration is likely doing...
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    Oversized compressor will suffer from too high of...

    Oversized compressor will suffer from too high of a compression ratio. High discharge temps will cook the oil and you'll be replacing it again well before it should be replaced. Use the correct one!
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    PLEASE, do yourselves a real favor and go to this...

    PLEASE, do yourselves a real favor and go to this guys site and read some of his articles.... It might just save your life! It certainly has mine... I've read every article and conversed with the...
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    At $500 a pound, if you can find an interested...

    At $500 a pound, if you can find an interested buyer....

    https://www.uri.com/retired-and-closeouts/5r13b1-zid5R13B1-product
  32. Sleeve the flex in round metal. Mastic the metal...

    Sleeve the flex in round metal. Mastic the metal joints...

    Best I can do for ya.
  33. I'm betting on a coil leak up under the fan...

    I'm betting on a coil leak up under the fan shroud...

    In any case, it is probably time to get some quotes for a new system....
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    Companies that kick butt during big time...

    Companies that kick butt during big time inflation? Can we get a few mentioned and what makes them so?

    Also interested to hear who you chose for an advisor... I follow Richard Maybury but he is...
  35. There is a cross connection somewhere. Only one...

    There is a cross connection somewhere. Only one breaker panel? No back up genset?
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    China has banned some farmers, now Iran doing...

    China has banned some farmers, now Iran doing likewise....

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-26/iran-bans-crypto-mining-to-keep-the-lights-on-over-summer
  37. GFCI works by sensing an imbalance of current...

    GFCI works by sensing an imbalance of current between the hot and neutral. Did electrician try moving the breaker to the other line? You have L1, L2, N and ground in your panel. There is a...
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    My fear about bitcoin? Cost of power to run the...

    My fear about bitcoin? Cost of power to run the miners. Once it costs more to mine a new coin than the coin is worth, the miners will unplug the servers and POOF.... there goes everybody's coins....
  39. I believe you could use one of the ICM type...

    I believe you could use one of the ICM type motors as a replacement. They spool up slowly. I'm sure someone else will chime in and confirm or deny this. If this is a solution, you will need a good...
  40. Had the same issue. Went to see a ENT and he said...

    Had the same issue. Went to see a ENT and he said I had a Staph infection and prescribed a anti-bacterial salve to apply to the tissue. Apparently the Staph eats a hole in the thin layer of skin over...
  41. Intermittent flood back.... My guess from the...

    Intermittent flood back.... My guess from the sound. TXV hunting?

    Sound is no load/full load.
  42. If you have an open stairwell from basement to...

    If you have an open stairwell from basement to the second story, there is really no good fix other than to isolate the three floors from each other at the stairwell, that will help a lot but not cure...
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    One exception I know of to chassis carrying...

    One exception I know of to chassis carrying "current" is return path for the flame sensor.
  44. Starting to see some Air/water outdoor heat...

    Starting to see some Air/water outdoor heat pumps. Require no refrigeration experience, just a bit of hydronic plumbing to the indoor AH. If trained techs get scarce, I could see these being the...
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    If you keep the equipment for the upper floor on...

    If you keep the equipment for the upper floor on that floor and not in the attic, it will last longer due to being more accessible. None of us like going into a 150F 100% humidity cramped space long...
  46. Used equipment=no warranty and no one to install...

    Used equipment=no warranty and no one to install or service... generally speaking. :-(
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    ALL commodities are on the rise. Good time to buy...

    ALL commodities are on the rise. Good time to buy stocks in producers, especially ones the pay dividends.

    Interestingly, gold and silver are much slower than the stuff to build things..
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    HRV's.... Stand alone install is best when...

    HRV's.... Stand alone install is best when replacing the bath and other exhaust fans with the pull side and put the fresh. push side into your closets. Keeps the closets fresh and tempers the air and...
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    A relay to lock out heating when cooling is...

    A relay to lock out heating when cooling is called for? Guy has to know a bit to accomplish but is doable...
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    Back in the dark ages when I was 19, I was put...

    Back in the dark ages when I was 19, I was put with an old Minnesota Swede plumber as his helper.. I'd see things that could be done easier/quicker and mention this; his reply was "I don't pay you to...
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