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    Really depends on your climate. Running the...

    Really depends on your climate. Running the system in fan on is 50% of your cooling speed with a vs blower, so 50 watts is believable. In a humid climate leave in auto, dry climate leaving it on...
  2. Compressor bolts should be snug to prevent...

    Compressor bolts should be snug to prevent transfer of rotational energy, but not so tight the rubber bushing is crushed or warped Youíve got a blower, condenser fan and compressor running all at...
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    Lennox, nor any manufacturer, makes caps or...

    Lennox, nor any manufacturer, makes caps or contactors. Any 3rd party will work if it meets the same values as the old. Unless you called Saturday night on the first 100+ degree day of the year,...
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    Itís not a garbage disposal, there is no manual...

    Itís not a garbage disposal, there is no manual reset, but unlikely itís related to the compressor. I can think of a lot of reasons it stopped working but at least you were around to turn it off. ...
  5. You need a technician on site with a meter. I...

    You need a technician on site with a meter. I can think of half a dozen reasons it might do that, all requiring different repairs
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    Pecmsg is right, one should never assume...

    Pecmsg is right, one should never assume something is, or is not asbestos. It must be tested to know for sure, I was going off the year you stated. Based on that it SHOULDNT be asbestos but I still...
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    That's not asbestos but it is a heat shield and...

    That's not asbestos but it is a heat shield and does crumble if you look at it wrong. You should definitely wear a respirator if you have breathing problems and are doing demo work in a basement. ...
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    No idea but the setup I saw was 3 nordyne...

    No idea but the setup I saw was 3 nordyne downflow furnaces with the guts removed and burner/inducer holes sealed. From there it went into an A-coil and into the common supply plenum that went down,...
  9. Thread: Ylo to Bk?

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    Not the black wire. BK wire on a Trane and maybe...

    Not the black wire. BK wire on a Trane and maybe others is a wire designation for control of the VS blower
  10. Thread: Ylo to Bk?

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    Thanks Beenthere! That makes more operational...

    Thanks Beenthere! That makes more operational sense than anything I gathered from local trane tech support or Honeywell.
  11. Thread: Ylo to Bk?

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    There in lies some of my confusion as it appears...

    There in lies some of my confusion as it appears the tstat instructions says hook Ylo to the Universal relay for DoD on low, yet the unit instructions says cut the R to BK jumper and connect Y2 to...
  12. I donít think they should be allowed to make 5...

    I donít think they should be allowed to make 5 ton units, it almost never has sufficient ducting. Especially with todayís new construction energy standards. Most homes in my state need 20-30k btu...
  13. Thread: Ylo to Bk?

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    Thatís what I have it connected to but your...

    Thatís what I have it connected to but your saying that it will slow the blower in either 1st or 2nd stage with Y2 off the tstat hooked to BK?
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    Acid test. The system has to be operational, so...

    Acid test. The system has to be operational, so get it running with a high moisture filter/drier installed, sight glass if you got the room. Let it run for a day or two in the shop then do the...
  15. Thread: Ylo to Bk?

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    It will slow the blower speed 20%, the only info...

    It will slow the blower speed 20%, the only info I can find on it from trane is that Y2 gets hooked up to the BK wire-so it will only dehumidify on demand if your in high stage cooling(I believe...
  16. Setbacks were recommended by the government...

    Setbacks were recommended by the government because it was known everyone had oversized equipment and it would save energy by not running and could pull back down quick. Properly sized equipment...
  17. Iíd suggest taking video of stuff shaking off the...

    Iíd suggest taking video of stuff shaking off the wall before fixing it along with the copy of the checklist given by the factory rep
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    You may have to change the LLFD more than once

    You may have to change the LLFD more than once
  19. Just about any decent digital tstat has a 5...

    Just about any decent digital tstat has a 5 minute compressor delay to prevent the compressor from trying to start under a load. Do you have a mercury tstat or a really old digital? If you donít...
  20. Thread: Ylo to Bk?

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    Guess that would be helpful, huh? Itís for a...

    Guess that would be helpful, huh? Itís for a Trane gaspack with a HW IAQ 2.0.
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    My understanding is that you wonít be able to...

    My understanding is that you wonít be able to pull the moisture out of the oil, thatís going to be the LLFDís job. Go ahead and leave it under under high pressure overnight to prove thereís no other...
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    I'd think there's got to be location where this...

    I'd think there's got to be location where this sound is beginning at like a check valve or metering device. Every system equalizes on shutdown but shouldn't make excessive noise. Have a tech open...
  23. Your right, if the compressor is the source of...

    Your right, if the compressor is the source of the vibration then loosening its mounts may cause the refrigerant lines to rub or break. Has he heard the sound at all yet? He seems to be really...
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    I applaud you for wanting to do it right, but how...

    I applaud you for wanting to do it right, but how much do these things cost your employer, and how much do you have into it parts and labor wise? Probably starting to get up there huh? If it's not...
  25. Thread: Ylo to Bk?

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    Ylo to Bk?

    Has anyone attempted hooking the first stage cooling up to the bk wire and seeing what happens when humidity setpoint is surpassed? Feel free to elaborate
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    Lead/lag setup

    I just got into an account on Friday for a telecommunications companies remote server rooms. The one I went to has 3, five ton split systems with the furnaces side by side in one corner of the room,...
  27. Have the static pressure of the ductwork...

    Have the static pressure of the ductwork measured, then you will know how restrictive it is. I think as of 7/1/19 you canít manufacture a furnace with a PSC motor anymore. The ECM motors that will...
  28. I could only see 5 tons for that sqft in an...

    I could only see 5 tons for that sqft in an amphitheater. You seem to flip back and forth on your unit of measurements, are you using sq meters or feet. There are several free online load...
  29. 5 tons for 650 sqft?!? Where?? Surely you meant...

    5 tons for 650 sqft?!? Where?? Surely you meant 2650 sqft? I think youíll find your running way past the manufacturers max static pressure, so youíll lose capacity and efficiency. Getting an idea...
  30. These are non-repairable. The vibration will...

    These are non-repairable. The vibration will cause damage to the blower motor and could potentially create a refrigerant leak, so donít ignore it. Job cost depends mostly on how long it kept...
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    At what temp do you keep the house during the day...

    At what temp do you keep the house during the day and night? Have you tried turning the temp up a few degrees? This will raise your humidity with less runtime, and see if you start feeling better
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    Not really, but your now legal to hook up gauges...

    Not really, but your now legal to hook up gauges and can get in as much legal trouble as I can. So welcome to it!
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    Study for the EPA test, take the EPA test, pass...

    Study for the EPA test, take the EPA test, pass the EPA test. Thatís step 1 so you donít violate Federal law. Start there and check back in
  34. Yes but you donít get those energy savings just...

    Yes but you donít get those energy savings just because you convert your compressor. High efficiency equipment is a group effort including usually much larger indoor/outdoor coils matched to smaller...
  35. Most I've seen have a lever or something that...

    Most I've seen have a lever or something that opens a small door to draw in outside air. If you have black ash on the outside that sounds like soot from diesel engines, oxidized nitrogen. Which...
  36. Thread: Bemused

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    How do you know how many watts it was using...

    How do you know how many watts it was using before you measured it. 600 watts is only 2.7A @ 220 volts. You could easily call it 2.0 amps when you cancel out the condenser and evap fan motors, or...
  37. But he would be ok letting it drain on the garage...

    But he would be ok letting it drain on the garage floor where any one could slip and hurt themselves? Run, donít walk, away.....you donít even want to know about the stuff he does that he doesnít...
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    Iím sorry your getting some poor service but this...

    Iím sorry your getting some poor service but this thread has been cracking me up. Was the blower motor not running while it was being tested? Trying to figure out why they replaced that. You donít...
  39. Could be that their installers are paid by the...

    Could be that their installers are paid by the job, so if duct tape wonít take care of it, it doesnít get done. Iíd keep looking, as this isnít giving me a warm and fuzzy feeling. A second drain is...
  40. Why not just have enough solar panels to cover...

    Why not just have enough solar panels to cover your daytime usage like everybody else that has solar? Your panels are only going to produce max wattage for a few hours of the day with the right...
  41. Thatís just dumb

    Thatís just dumb
  42. Thread: Bemused

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    Because inverters will ramp up and down in...

    Because inverters will ramp up and down in capacity, where as a window unit just runs on one speed. Any measurement of power consumption on an inverter has to be paired with what percent of...
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    Downshot wall a/c's

    Has anyone seen a thru the wall a/c that could be mounted on the roof, just like on an RV? Trying to propose cooling for a small atm room. I don't really want to use an exhaust fan and depressurize...
  44. The dc compressors in inverter units are using in...

    The dc compressors in inverter units are using in the neighborhood of 300-400 vcd to operate. Your not going to get by using control voltages. Could you do it, yea. But building something reliable...
  45. Thread: Bemused

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    Is your friend turning it off during the day and...

    Is your friend turning it off during the day and turning it back on when they get home during the hottest part of the day? That would put it under a heavy load, drawing more wattage. 5.5A is...
  46. Unless itís against code in your area, thereís no...

    Unless itís against code in your area, thereís no good reason not to do as you requested. Hell, they suggested creating a slip and fall for your aunt by draining it onto the garage floor! If they...
  47. I had to prove that this is true with a couple of...

    I had to prove that this is true with a couple of roommates when I first got in the trade. Found if I kept it at 80 while at work and had it turn down to 75, an hour before I got home, I saved about...
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    How many cfm is this fan rated for? My guess is...

    How many cfm is this fan rated for? My guess is that its rated cfm is only .with the 6" duct and that may only be 'x' amount of distance vertically or horizontally. All the homes I've seen the...
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    Let us know how it goes

    Let us know how it goes
  50. Then forget about the twist locks and have them...

    Then forget about the twist locks and have them make it a down shot. Just about every RTU is adaptable to change airflow from horizontal to vertical. Basically they remove the elbow coming out of...
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