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    I am surprised a good tech didn’t notice the...

    I am surprised a good tech didn’t notice the difference. I guess ultimately a good one did (fsr) but a regular tech should have noticed since one pipe comes in the side the other the bottom.

    Glad...
  2. Going back to PHM's post on staggering thermostat...

    Going back to PHM's post on staggering thermostat set points you need to do that also at night and not set the temp back as far. That way one system will have to keep running part time overnight...
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    Apparently a 1 ton or smaller system ( like they...

    Apparently a 1 ton or smaller system ( like they make one) By my calculations that supply duct can't be bigger then 16x10 and may even by x8.

    Always makes me feel good when someone renews my...
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    Seems like it is all in the copper. I have a...

    Seems like it is all in the copper. I have a Yellow Jacket bender, 3/4 & 7/8 are the only sizes I have a problem with and it seems like the copper is difference.

    If the copper seems to bend easy...
  5. Thread: 2sac busted

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    That's why I don't fish. You could get lead...

    That's why I don't fish. You could get lead poisoning from the catch & release fish that have the lead weights in them. Awful, just awful.

    Of course around here I wouldn't want to touch a fish...
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    As others have said you would be best to forget...

    As others have said you would be best to forget the coil and replace the air handler. The air handler is just a little higher than the coil and you will have more labor and the cost of a new element...
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    I cover the labor on service repairs during the...

    I cover the labor on service repairs during the first year or 2 depending on the equipment. After that the normal labor rates apply.
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    I would want the return ducted, preferably from...

    I would want the return ducted, preferably from every room except kitchen and baths. I would also recommend a supply register in the attic to keep the attic semi conditioned.

    i would not want air...
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    My favorite thing to use is my portable plasma...

    My favorite thing to use is my portable plasma cutter. The only problem is that for one hole it is too heavy to lug out out to the job, maybe a tad over 50#.
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    Not the worst I have seen. In the first picture...

    Not the worst I have seen. In the first picture the return looks worse than the supply.

    The worst one I have seen is 20 x 8 supply trunk with a 16 by 8 tapped into the bottom running with the ...
  11. From what I am gathering from your post this is...

    From what I am gathering from your post this is not the proper way to diagnose a TXV. If you think about it on a 90 or 100 degree day that line temp is going to run somewhere over 90 degrees if the...
  12. Don't forget they hid those tag so they are hard...

    Don't forget they hid those tag so they are hard to find.
  13. {To the OP}, see the tag in this picture, there...

    {To the OP}, see the tag in this picture, there is your compressor "code".
  14. It mentions it in the install manual. You remove...

    It mentions it in the install manual. You remove the horizontal pan and then take the top baffle off usually there is a smaller top baffle under. Seems like that top baffle had a diverter under it...
  15. Sad to say but yes it is common that they don't...

    Sad to say but yes it is common that they don't know how to design/build a duct system. From your picture I am going to say the tap is in the vortex current created by the 2 90 fittings that are...
  16. It may be that they are talking using the right...

    It may be that they are talking using the right BTU sized furnace in a 21" cabinet that comes with a 5T blower. The blower can be adjusted "dialed back" to move the air needed for your A/C.
    ...
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    The more important question is are your line...

    The more important question is are your line sizes correct.

    It sounds like you are reusing an old line set. Lines for old systems may not be correct for the new system.
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    I should have taken a picture but I got you beat,...

    I should have taken a picture but I got you beat, by over a year. I could dig it out of the dumpster but really don't want to mess with it. An Aprilaire 201 media, I put it in 1/30/19, changed it...
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    Where is the picture of how clean or dirty the...

    Where is the picture of how clean or dirty the blower and or coil is after filter over fill?
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    My 55 Chevy pickup used to get a few gallons of...

    My 55 Chevy pickup used to get a few gallons of gas, 5 at most as it was only used to haul leaves to the compost center, never had a problem running out of gas. Then one day I took leaves out and...
  21. An easy way for you to tell if it is in cooling...

    An easy way for you to tell if it is in cooling or heating mode is check the outdoor fan. If the air coming off is warmer than surrounding air it is in cooling, if the air is noticeably cooler like...
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    How much gas are we talking. I figure it can’t be...

    How much gas are we talking. I figure it can’t be more than 12 gallon.

    Does the loss seem consistent with time frame?

    If my mind is wondering through the math at 12 gallon in 3 months then it...
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    When all other possiblities have been properly...

    When all other possiblities have been properly discounted the one that's left must be it, or so the saying goes. So the logical conclusion is . . .

    The Twilight zone.
  24. Thread: Fluke 902 FC

    by BNME8EZ
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    Wait what! Compressor windings are normally...

    Wait what! Compressor windings are normally under 10 ohms. Motor windings under 100 ohms. Mega ohms on a meter as I understand are not the same as a “Megger” which puts voltage on the windings...
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    The thing is this ain’t my first rodeo. On the 2...

    The thing is this ain’t my first rodeo. On the 2 I learned on, both 410, don’t ever remember it on 22, they ran over 30 minutes and the refrigerant was added slowly. Both of them were over 90 IA. ...
  26. Thread: Fluke 902 FC

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    I have been using the 902 for some time and I...

    I have been using the 902 for some time and I just clamp it around the handle on my bag with the leads wrapped through the jaws. It is handy hanging there and it doesn't seem to mind the abuse if...
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    I'm sure there are still some around these parts...

    I'm sure there are still some around these parts but I haven't seen one in years.

    We used to have interruptible gas systems for commercial where if gas use started to get stressed they would...
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    Because we are in a hurry. I have done that...

    Because we are in a hurry. I have done that several times and had to go back to fix it.

    You have a hot pull down, the TXV is wide open so you get no SC, so you add refrigerant. SC is still low...
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    I'm getting somewhere north of 70 SC do you...

    I'm getting somewhere north of 70 SC do you suppose that is a problem?

    Depending on the size of unit 5/16 may be usable. I did a 2 T HP and have not had a problem . . . yet. Tech support was...
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    140° is low. There have been cases of farmers...

    140° is low. There have been cases of farmers bailing hay before it is dried down properly. It can get hot enough to spontaneously combust, otherwise known as catching fire on it's own, out in a...
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    Get that system checked quick. The water going...

    Get that system checked quick. The water going out the bottom of the furnace should be going down the drain line. Since it is not going out the drain line if it runs across anything electrical it...
  32. If you guys would quite burning trees out there...

    If you guys would quite burning trees out there it would have a chance to cool down. We burnt the west 1/4 of the state almost and it was warmer here earlier. Now that the fires out it has cooled a...
  33. Sorry, I am missing something. You have a power...

    Sorry, I am missing something. You have a power problem at the outside unit with not getting over 24 V to the compressor but the tech bypassed a breaker to the inside unit and the compressor outside...
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    You mention upstairs and I am assuming new...

    You mention upstairs and I am assuming new construction IE built less than 30 years ago. You also mention upstairs/downstairs so I am assuming again open stairway.

    Now you said that the new...
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    I hope I can explain this properly. I can see it...

    I hope I can explain this properly. I can see it in my head but getting it in words on a screen is sometimes a bit different.

    Somewhere in all my years I saw a diagram of what air does as it...
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    The higher velocity and turbulence maj s sense on...

    The higher velocity and turbulence maj s sense on heat transfer to a point. In GEO systems, ground source, they use smaller tube to increase velocity and turbulence so the water tumbles and more...
  37. All I can tell you is that those electronics...

    All I can tell you is that those electronics don’t play well with others. I tried putting a Trane ecm and board in a WSHP. The blower ran fine, as did the heat pump but I could not get the blower...
  38. Lose the fast stat and get the correct wire...

    Lose the fast stat and get the correct wire bundles to where they need to be and I think your wiring issues will disappear. It will still need to be wired correctly and properly set up but if your...
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    I disagree with your reasoning, here is why. ...

    I disagree with your reasoning, here is why.

    We are talking temp off a coil on a window unit, fix output BTU capacity. yes it will vary slightly depending on air speed but still be reasonably...
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    Here is a thought, might be an option and give...

    Here is a thought, might be an option and give you some time to spread out equipment purchases. Stay with oil heat but at air to air heat pumps as the A/C/furnaces fail. When you replace a...
  41. That could be a sign of a crack or hole. I would...

    That could be a sign of a crack or hole. I would think it would have to be a pretty big one for that but it would depend on location. It could also be just a gravity affect where one was pulling in...
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    What I am getting is oversize on equipment and...

    What I am getting is oversize on equipment and possible more air than necessary.

    As had been said new houses are full of moisture, especially if it happened to be wet while the house was open.
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  43. Thread: Shoe Covers

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    I work hard at keeping my shoes clean so the only...

    I work hard at keeping my shoes clean so the only place I really wear them is if the house is that dirty that I don't want to track outside.
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    Looks like they may have the blower set up to...

    Looks like they may have the blower set up to move too much CFM for cooling. Probably still on factory setting. A slower speed will lower SA temp, increase SA RH and increase Delta T RA-SA.

    Is...
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    Just put a sprinkler on it and adjust flow to the...

    Just put a sprinkler on it and adjust flow to the h ad you are want. Fan type sprinkler set to spray at the top of the coil works well.
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    1100 Sq Ft house with a full basement does not...

    1100 Sq Ft house with a full basement does not need 2 systems. Depending on when it was built and how well it is insulated it may be hard to find 1 that is small enough.

    2 stg may not give you...
  47. It could be the suction on the trap is greater...

    It could be the suction on the trap is greater than the weight of the water so it sucks the water out of the trap. It could be that when you looked at it it let the trap fill enough that water...
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    From what I read on it it sounds like there is a...

    From what I read on it it sounds like there is a bad zone sensor, or maybe not bad but not connected to the panel correctly.

    It could also be that they have 2 sensors with the same address. The...
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    That's always another clue to watch for.

    That's always another clue to watch for.
  50. Thread: heatpump

    by BNME8EZ
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    Look at your control wiring. Carrier liked to...

    Look at your control wiring. Carrier liked to put in an amp sensor, amps aren't right it don't run.

    And for the record, running a system for a few seconds you can't know that the charge is right....
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