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    No, neither she nor I are happy with 30...

    No, neither she nor I are happy with 30 days....and it was actually more than 30 even. Yes, two days max would have been decent.
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    Thanks for your input. I certainly prefer...

    Thanks for your input. I certainly prefer incompetent to crooked, though both land you in the same place....
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    This is what you said: It requires a hand-on...

    This is what you said:

    It requires a hand-on session - but no; that would not be my first guess based on the visual inspection we've had so far.

    You seemed to be referring to the capacitor as...
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    Well after a lot of BS and chicanery, she finally...

    Well after a lot of BS and chicanery, she finally got the unit fixed. As a number of you guessed, it was a simple matter ot a faulty capacitor. (Curious why Poodle Head thought it might be something...
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    That is the question of the day, maybe week and...

    That is the question of the day, maybe week and month. He apparently was concerned it was not exactly right size (yes, a 2 minute test with 5 mfd more, really no risk at all) and left, stating he...
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    No, not up and running. The contractor did not...

    No, not up and running. The contractor did not install the used one he had. And she is on her 4th guy or so at this point as yes, as soon as the "phone diagnoser" weighed in, she moved on to...
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    This morning, she had a visit from another tech. ...

    This morning, she had a visit from another tech. He saw the bulging right off stated the cap needs to go and went to his truck. The one in there is a 40/5, but on the truck he only had a "used 45"....
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    Meant to add she stated that when the breaker is...

    Meant to add she stated that when the breaker is closed, stat set to call, the center of the fan grille gets very, very hot and there is a humming sound. Compressor not running as far as she can...
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    See 2 photos.

    See 2 photos.
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    We are an importing company, not an HVAC outfit. ...

    We are an importing company, not an HVAC outfit. She would not want me fiddling with it, believe me! Meanwhile she sent me another photo. What a lousy wiring job (not done recently she states) with...
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    Thanks, guys. As always, good advice! Probably a...

    Thanks, guys. As always, good advice! Probably a good idea to get all the leaves and crap out of there. Wonder if a spider has also made a home in the contactor, so guess that needs a good shot of...
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    Thanks, but no new motor has been installed at...

    Thanks, but no new motor has been installed at all. It is original and the unit ran great all summer. Here is spec plate. She showed me a photo after removing service cover (breaker pulled!) and the...
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    Bookkeeper with AC struggle

    My bookkeeper is struggling with an AC issue. As a minority female I think she may be being taken advantage of. This 1998 build York AC (H1RA048S06B) was serviced a month ago and checked out fine,...
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    Wouldn't a serious low air flow issue likely...

    Wouldn't a serious low air flow issue likely bring a freeze up situation?
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    Well, I am back with the results. Teddy Bear...

    Well, I am back with the results. Teddy Bear rocks! We are now a good 10 percentage points lower on the humidity scale at the office and able to run a higher temp for equal or better comfort which...
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    That turned out to be a good move from another...

    That turned out to be a good move from another standpoint: The factory setting was high and now set to medium-low one does not feel such a blast of air out of the round ceiling vents. The...
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    Great thoughts, much appreciated! At home, we...

    Great thoughts, much appreciated! At home, we pull in 5% fresh air into the system from outside year around. (Not so at work, sadly.) That was the home installer's idea and an excellent one. Will...
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    Thanks for weighing in, Steve! The home unit...

    Thanks for weighing in, Steve! The home unit actually manages those 70 degree 90% humidity days fairly well. One of our best purchases was a humidity gauge for outside and inside humidity...
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    Cost of 4-5 degrees more cooling

    Whatís the cost of cooling an extra 4-5 degrees in 90+ degree weather? Here is a tale of two systems, one at home and one at work. At my office, the system is oversized, cycling often even at the...
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    You are right. This is a 3 speed furnace, though...

    You are right. This is a 3 speed furnace, though decent 92 AFUE. I am already on lowest speed but with a 4 ton blower that is a lot. Listen, it is not really bad and a new unit will have a crap...
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    I think seer back then was for the dogs for the...

    I think seer back then was for the dogs for the blind only (:grin2:
    Been a super unit but must guzzle.

    What did you think of the cooling performance (degree drop) over the 7 hours? Might be...
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    Thanks for the tips guys. 16+ seer pricier than...

    Thanks for the tips guys. 16+ seer pricier than 14 probably(?) so wonder if the rebate and kwh savings pay out with only 25 running days/yr for the AC here (some summers even fewer days than that.)...
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    Thanks, JB. Load calc done. 54K heat, 29k cool....

    Thanks, JB. Load calc done. 54K heat, 29k cool. Would have moved on new system earlier, but still a great working system and we did not want contractors around so much during covid as my wife and...
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    AC "test run" time

    Those of us who do not use too much AC in a typical New England summer are seeing some "test results these days". I recorded some numbers and wonder if they sound decent in the sense of whether the...
  25. Turns out my tech located the part as still...

    Turns out my tech located the part as still available. Not a flange but a pipe with flange mounting. He does not recommend fooling with the original design by bringing the sched 40 into the...
  26. Thanks, BL. I had a closer look at this. The...

    Thanks, BL. I had a closer look at this. The sched 40 connects at this point (flange). The flange is plastic and lasted 19 years so no complaint, but I looked at the layout of some newer furnaces....
  27. Condensate leak Heat Controller Conquest 90 GLUA75-E4

    This morning I serviced my furnace filter and, as I normally do, pulled the bottom cabinet door off to insure there were no surprises in there. What I saw was a small amount of water at the base of...
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    Thank you

    Once again, I would like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" for all those pros that work this site and help so many like myself. Remarkable when in this climate especially, they certainly have other...
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    I think you are probably right. Maybe squeeze a...

    I think you are probably right. Maybe squeeze a couple more years out and clean house. Much appreciate all you guys chiming in!
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    Sounds like maybe not, but to your other point I...

    Sounds like maybe not, but to your other point I do not, nor will I be doing any of this kind of work myself. Changing a filter is about as far as I go. I understand rules and have always abided by...
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    Thanks, Fellas! Maybe skip the HE (Heat...

    Thanks, Fellas! Maybe skip the HE (Heat Exchanger), do both blowers, burners, gas valve? And given that the GLUA 60 uses the narrower cabinet, will these parts mate up with my wider one is another...
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    Re-man job make any sense?

    I imagine some of you pros will think this a bit strange, but I wanted to bounce this off you anyway: I have terrific Conquest 90 (Heat Controller) GLUA-75E4A, Installed 18 years ago. Had it gone...
  33. Listen to these Pro's - What I learned this summer

    This has been the most humid summer that any of us can remember here in the northeast. And what this means is the men got separated from the boys in the AC area. I thought I would share my tale of...
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    Big Portable Dehumidifier Recall

    Two million units being recalled, a whole bunch of brands. Burn and fire hazard. Years of manufacture 2009-17. Go to Consumer Product Safety Commission website for details.
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    Much obliged for your post, RM! That makes good...

    Much obliged for your post, RM! That makes good sense to me and will go that way. Since the tech I use is in the neighborhood, he recommended I get the parts and stock them for install in case of a...
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    Er make that. 35 and 5.

    Er make that. 35 and 5.
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    Finally getting around to having the...

    Finally getting around to having the capacitors/contactor replaced as you suggested. North American made for sure. Any advantage to having a single cap installed in the condenser vs. the two that...
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    Oh jeez, I see your point.:oops: Apologies!

    Oh jeez, I see your point.:oops:

    Apologies!
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    BJ is right, I did consider making a move last...

    BJ is right, I did consider making a move last year. Got a quote for mega bucks and so decided to see how the winter went and after all went fine, great air flow, no hot spots or other issues,...
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    Hold or Replace?

    Iím facing a tough call here. Rock Solid Heat Controller Conquest 90 now 18 years old. Ate an igniter early on and since then bulletproof. Inducer motor gets a bit noisy in fall for first day on...
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    Hard to read even when I zoom on it but I think...

    Hard to read even when I zoom on it but I think it is: CS1-21-3FF-M or something similar.
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    Many thanks. I do not have a wider shot and the...

    Many thanks. I do not have a wider shot and the apartment is quite a long drive but I can say this: Was a conventional AC, not heat pump, early 70's. That shot is of the unit mounted horizontally...
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    Where is the filter?

    Anyone seen one of these before? Vintage early 1970's I think. My question is where is the filter???822879
  44. Probably not so that is another deal killer. ...

    Probably not so that is another deal killer. Will not be going down that road. Might have him consult, look over present system before replacing, maybe check work after replacement is in, but no...
  45. Thanks for chiming in AP. Location is Clinton, CT...

    Thanks for chiming in AP. Location is Clinton, CT 06413
  46. Fair points, especially about the insurance...

    Fair points, especially about the insurance aspect. Did not think about that but yes, that is a very big deal if something goes south.

    Many thanks to all of you guys who chimed in!
  47. Correct. Weekends, evenings, etc.

    Correct. Weekends, evenings, etc.
  48. He has a full time job with a commercial HVAC...

    He has a full time job with a commercial HVAC outfit.
  49. Using a commercial pro to install a residential system?

    Have gotten a solid reference regarding a commercial guy, certified etc. Should I be comfortable having him quote and install a replacement 2 stage furnace and AC? Specs based on Manual J calculation...
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    Thanks, yes. I tried that. Could not find the...

    Thanks, yes. I tried that. Could not find the new series to be installed, a 3MXL24RMVJU. Plenty of other models just not that one. Also not clear if a homeowner must register the unit to get the...
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