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  1. Definetly not legal in California! I wish the OP...

    Definetly not legal in California! I wish the OP would say where this is that only allows window units. Going out on a limb but I have to imagine that drought isnt an issue wherever this is. ...
  2. OP must have some dry and mild climate. Even the...

    OP must have some dry and mild climate. Even the slumlord apts have some form of A/C here, I doubt you could give your condo away with a/c being banned. Was it disclosed to you that central a/c was...
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    There may not be anything wrong with the...

    There may not be anything wrong with the compressor, it looks like your getting near 70* back to the compressor. The electric motor inside of it is cooled by the low temp refrigerant gas in the...
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    True, sadly most people only want it to blow hot...

    True, sadly most people only want it to blow hot or cold and for it to be as cheap as possible. A cheap transmission shop may get you down the road but you'll be back there frequently. It takes...
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    200 sqin/ton minimum. The slower the fpm the...

    200 sqin/ton minimum. The slower the fpm the more efficiently the filter can do its job and the less noise you hear. You need also account for the open face value, many, if not most pleated filters...
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    Since they went out of business 20 years ago due...

    Since they went out of business 20 years ago due to their products causing 40 something house fires, I wouldn't recommend putting a dime into a furnace that's at the end of its life expectancy.
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    I can think of several scenarios I've seen like...

    I can think of several scenarios I've seen like this, all with different resolutions. This site doesnt allow us to help steer you with DIY diagnostics, but needless to say you need someone who is...
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    Below 32 degrees ice will eventually build up on...

    Below 32 degrees ice will eventually build up on the outside condenser coil, this requires the system to go thru periodic defrost, which essentially means it will run in A/C mode. A normal heatpump...
  9. The fluid isnt likely yellow, that's just the...

    The fluid isnt likely yellow, that's just the color the drain piping out of the pump turns with time, I've seen that on 100%? of condensate pumps I run across. My most immediate concern would be CO...
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    You could save a lot of money by using your...

    You could save a lot of money by using your heatpump if it's done correctly. You need to find out how much heat gain/loss the home experiences thru the year (Manual J) to determine what size of...
  11. Of course the indoor mold explosion might be...

    Of course the indoor mold explosion might be worse for peoples health than this current virus. Plus I'd rather take my chances than live in the described conditions
  12. Post some pics of the new install and ask that...

    Post some pics of the new install and ask that the static test be done again. I'd also be looking to find out why your high fire temp rise is so high, your allowed 30-60, but I'd like to see it...
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    I have to ask if you've seen pictures of holes in...

    I have to ask if you've seen pictures of holes in your heat exchanger or were you told it had rust on it and therefore is bad?
  14. I have a hard time believing that the contractors...

    I have a hard time believing that the contractors install crews are trained in all of these different brands. These are very expensive and complex pieces of equipment, that require expensive classes...
  15. Your static pressure with the 5 ton, assuming a...

    Your static pressure with the 5 ton, assuming a PSC blower, was likely only pushing 3.5-4 tons or so of air, with a wet coil. So you were paying to run a 5 ton and only getting maybe 4 tons of...
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    If it fails out of warranty I would just put in a...

    If it fails out of warranty I would just put in a PSC condenser fan motor and call it a day. I personally dont feel there is enough gain compared to the cost for an outdoor ecm motor, as most...
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    So if it doesnt work are you going to cut them a...

    So if it doesnt work are you going to cut them a check for the non-repair? Cause he did it all kinds of the wrong way, he made a guess which is likely the correct part but he shouldn't be guessing...
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    I'm wondering from the diagram if they used...

    I'm wondering from the diagram if they used Daikin Refnet fittings to branch off each head. It is very critical to follow the installation guidelines on these or it will not flow refrigerant...
  19. Thread: copper wrap

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    I did not know that, but I dont like using...

    I did not know that, but I dont like using factory minimums. Just because it says you can doesnt mean you ought to. I've had to many tech support guys tell me this
  20. Thread: copper wrap

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    I'd be more concerned with the fact that...

    I'd be more concerned with the fact that condenser looks to be 3" off the wall
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    A bad capacitor may not allow a motor to run, run...

    A bad capacitor may not allow a motor to run, run slowly, or run backwards. A weak or bad cap will cause it to draw more amperage than the motor is rated for, hence overheating. If you or a tech...
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    I've seen them fail intermittently but they often...

    I've seen them fail intermittently but they often fail because something else is failing, they are cheap switches that dont like to cycle frequently.
  23. It should be cleaned at least annually to wash...

    It should be cleaned at least annually to wash out deposits that get past the airfilter or to clean out biological growth that happens in humid climates and has been in the maintenance agreement for...
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    Does the new one say 'L180-30' or L200-40 or...

    Does the new one say 'L180-30' or L200-40 or something like that on it, and did the old one also have that on it? Is it still tripping on the r/o switch?
  25. The cap in the side of the furnace that a flue...

    The cap in the side of the furnace that a flue pipe could run through? That's not your issue. Sure he didnt mean the cap off an alternative drain port on the inducer assembly? Most furnaces are...
  26. Learn how to use a multimeter or call someone who...

    Learn how to use a multimeter or call someone who does is the best advice that can be given because your not troubleshooting, your throwing parts at it. I've seen people literally replace every part...
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    Had a 4 door Randell pizza prep table that was...

    Had a 4 door Randell pizza prep table that was delivered to my customer the day before opening with all the refrigerant piping dry fitted, not one braze made. Stamped off by their QC staff as...
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    Dedicated outdoor air system, no air...

    Dedicated outdoor air system, no air recirculation to eat the equipment
  29. I've been told multiple times for a IDM that...

    I've been told multiple times for a IDM that gaskets are to be field supplied, high temp RTV is recommended. I hate doing this, especially when a customer calls up the boss screaming that I glued...
  30. Weve no idea if either tech changed anything on...

    Weve no idea if either tech changed anything on the board. Might be that they pulled and cleaned the blower wheel when they changed the motor. Sounds like oversized equipment to me, or it's running...
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    Is this going to be zoned? One system for a 2...

    Is this going to be zoned? One system for a 2 story home wont keep even temps floor to floor, especially with two 6" supplies covering the whole upstairs if I understood that right. You hvac...
  32. You've posted in the forum for homeowners. Hit...

    You've posted in the forum for homeowners. Hit the black triangle at the bottom of your post and ask for this thread to be transferred to the Tech to Tech forum. Then get your posts up and apply...
  33. Any hvac contractor can do warranty work on any...

    Any hvac contractor can do warranty work on any manufacturers system. You want a contractor that will size the homes load using Manual J and design a ducting layout using manual D. You'll want the...
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    Might be the furnace is rattling against the gas...

    Might be the furnace is rattling against the gas line running into it when it's on its highest used speed(a/c), or that the metal ducting is touching a truss and transmitting down the wall. End...
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    Lineset in the wall? Do you hear it equally at...

    Lineset in the wall? Do you hear it equally at 100% and 50% capacity? You only hear it in the downstairs wall?
  36. Measure return static pressure after the filter...

    Measure return static pressure after the filter at the unit and in between the furnace and coil, that would tell you. I doubt 3-4" is enough space. Every furnace has a rated temperature rise, like...
  37. If you want long term reliability get a 80%...

    If you want long term reliability get a 80% furnace, but at propane costs, if the furnace only lasts 15 years at 95% efficiency your still ahead of the game I'd imagine
  38. Thread: Gauges!

    by Makeitcold
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    My sman 360 was a workhorse for 4 years and only...

    My sman 360 was a workhorse for 4 years and only had to replace my suction side temp clamp once, no other issues. Which is handy because I'm not very gentle with my tools. I only gave them to a new...
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    Heat pump or gas furnace? Full model number of...

    Heat pump or gas furnace? Full model number of indoor and outdoor equipment if possible? Indoor unit in the attic, basement? Rigid metal ducting or flex?
  40. The smaller coil is fine, IF it's done correctly,...

    The smaller coil is fine, IF it's done correctly, this usually requires a transition in between the two to direct the airflow into the smaller coil, manufacturers will usually list a minimum length...
  41. I wouldn't invest any serious money into that...

    I wouldn't invest any serious money into that furnace at its age but definetly dont give that first guy any more of your money! Ask your friends, family and employers who they trust and use
  42. BL, have you guys had issue with that rotary...

    BL, have you guys had issue with that rotary compressor? I've know a lot of you guys remember the Fedders rotary, but I haven't seen a higher rate of failure with those than a scroll. Just curious
  43. Thread: confused ?

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    That a crap situation to be in and you've got...

    That a crap situation to be in and you've got plenty of right to be pissed at your installer, but I think you probably lost any legal recourse with them as soon as you DIY'ed it. Now that the...
  44. You won't find anyone besides some Chuck in a...

    You won't find anyone besides some Chuck in a truck off craigslist to do 3rd party installs. 1. Online orders carry no warranty, some part on that breaks it's on YOU to haggle it out with an online...
  45. You can go to Loadcalc.net and they have a free...

    You can go to Loadcalc.net and they have a free block load manual j you can use. This will tell you how many BTU's your home gains or loses at the design temp for your locale. A contractor worth...
  46. Your first assumption just cost you thousands...

    Your first assumption just cost you thousands over the equipments life if your wrong, do a manual j and find out for sure. Your second assumption, about the ducting, is something I've never seen. ...
  47. FYI lots of techs put down a leaking Schrader...

    FYI lots of techs put down a leaking Schrader core as the cause because they are to lazy to leak search
  48. It may have not been leaking when the tech left,...

    It may have not been leaking when the tech left, impossible to say. Personally I replace the cores anytime the system is opened because I've been bit before just like that. Everyone I've worked for...
  49. This is why we say it's the contractor that...

    This is why we say it's the contractor that determines how long and well the system lives and performs. We cant help with this part but you may need to seek legal advice on this, at least in my book...
  50. This site could almost entirely shut down if...

    This site could almost entirely shut down if manual j, s and d were used and home warranties weren't. First you must find out how much heat your home gains/loses during the year with manual j, then...
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