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  1. The Testo 510 was mine - I'm obviously nuts. ...

    The Testo 510 was mine - I'm obviously nuts.

    Almost all the registers have Screwdriver operated Opposed Blade Damper (option at Shoemaker). Two of the 10" supply regs have dampers at the...
  2. I also now have 6 temp/humidity sensors - ...

    I also now have 6 temp/humidity sensors -

    ZONE 1: main panel + 1x wireless
    ZONE 2: 1040 panel + 1x wireless
    ZONE 3: 1040 panel + 1x wireless

    2 for each zone, both weighted 50%, to average in...
  3. They also added the optional return temp sensor,...

    They also added the optional return temp sensor, so I can monitor the temp inside the system log menu. -mark812637
  4. 3 more fun adds. 1. Heat tape on the attic...

    3 more fun adds.

    1. Heat tape on the attic condensate line (primary)
    2. Testo 510 to monitor the static across the return air filter
    3. Packet of documents :)

    I will post tomorrow on the...
  5. They installed most of the Shoemaker 945s and 903...

    They installed most of the Shoemaker 945s and 903 (custom with dampers) today. The Shoemaker 600s were already installed on the 3 14"x20" (14" dia) returns.

    Below, some collages of some of them....
  6. I wonder if the gas line opt. for the sediment...

    I wonder if the gas line opt. for the sediment trap is worth the hassle to change it?

    Re: roof insulation: The house was built with ceiling, rather then roof deck insulation...I've looked into...
  7. Yeah, the attic was the only option and I totally...

    Yeah, the attic was the only option and I totally understand the issues - luckily, PDX is a relatively moderate climate. I worked many other options to move the thing (this would have been a perfect...
  8. IQ Air Perfect 16 - MERV16 filter. Lots of...

    IQ Air Perfect 16 - MERV16 filter.

    Lots of good things about this one...

    1. Filter cost is only $390/3 years (50% duty cycle assumed)
    2. MERV 16 @ 492CFM, (>95% for particles >= .3 microns,...
  9. The Lodge - high-end install thread (with pictures)

    I posted the orig. thread in another forum:

    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?2213363-The-Lodge-high-end-install-thread-(with-pictures)

    Feedback welcome.

    Please respond to the...
  10. It is the least I can do for a company that went...

    It is the least I can do for a company that went out of their way to do a top-of-the-line install job for me. I am an engineer - many contractors are afraid to deal with me - these guys should be...
  11. I don't plan on having any issues with the...

    I don't plan on having any issues with the system... :)

    They do have a NATE certified tech that seems quite good - he wasn't part of the crew that installed my system, but has already come out...
  12. Hardly DIY. My install thread:...

    Hardly DIY.

    My install thread: https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?2213363-The-Lodge-high-end-install-thread-(with-pictures)

    They set it up to use the communicating thermostat. Not sure...
  13. nitpick #2: it was "raining" insulation for 4...

    nitpick #2: it was "raining" insulation for 4 days...today was the first morning we did not wake to a pile of blown insulation under some of the boots/supply holes in the ceiling...registers have...
  14. Ok, my little nitpicks: nitpick #1: the bubble...

    Ok, my little nitpicks: nitpick #1: the bubble wrap.

    1. They used about 200' of 5' and ~500' of 4'...would have been better to use all 5' - less tape, less joints by 13.76%.

    2. They wrapped the...
  15. Final photo812460812461812462 set for now.

    Final photo812460812461812462 set for now.
  16. Some more :)812455812456812457812458812459

    Some more :)812455812456812457812458812459
  17. more.812450812451812452812453812454

    more.812450812451812452812453812454
  18. A few more photos.812445812446812447812448812449

    A few more photos.812445812446812447812448812449
  19. Which electronics? Relay + zoning controller? ...

    Which electronics? Relay + zoning controller?

    Appreciate the gesture, but I can't seem to locate a single rebate right now. Area code: 97229.

    -mark
  20. Next 5.812440812441812442812443812444

    Next 5.812440812441812442812443812444
  21. Next 5 photos.812435812436812437812438812439

    Next 5 photos.812435812436812437812438812439
  22. 2x 3/4" Condensate drain pipes were routed...

    2x 3/4" Condensate drain pipes were routed through a wall about 10' below to this laundry drain area. (the lineset took the same path)812433812434
  23. Gas line photo.812431 The T was put in the...

    Gas line photo.812431

    The T was put in the line because I am thinking of adding a gas 'hot dawg' garage heater below.

    -mark
  24. @ksefan I looked at the TAM9 - could have got...

    @ksefan

    I looked at the TAM9 - could have got a better HSPF - up to 11.5-12...but I wanted the dual-fuel option w/96 AFUE furnace, given that HPs generally do not pay off in PDX and HPs are less...
  25. Think this qualifies for the 'wall of pride'? ...

    Think this qualifies for the 'wall of pride'? Want to see more picts of the ducting w/o the insulation?

    -mark
  26. Thanks Mr. Bill. Appreciate all the scrutiny...

    Thanks Mr. Bill.

    Appreciate all the scrutiny on this - and all the feedback. I think I've now answered all the responses. Sounds like my main action items are to:
    a) insulate the vent pipe
    b)...
  27. Right. That is fine from what I can tell.

    Right. That is fine from what I can tell.
  28. 1. The unit is about 8' under a deck, so I am not...

    1. The unit is about 8' under a deck, so I am not worried about snow/frost in this location.
    2. While the photo makes it look like it has a large overhang, it doesn't...It might be an inch across...
  29. Thanks @ammoniadog The freeze condition does...

    Thanks @ammoniadog

    The freeze condition does worry me - but I will note we had another Am Std furnace in that location for the last 15 years...Is there anything specific we should do to optimize...
  30. I read that as 6" from the coil side to the house...

    I read that as 6" from the coil side to the house - 20" is fan side...

    -mark
  31. Yes, probably 80% of the time was spent on...

    Yes, probably 80% of the time was spent on cutting new ducts (3 supply, 1 return), running all the new hard duct, putting mastic on every joint, replacing every supply with (mainly) 6x14 boots (had...
  32. Good questions. @dandyme 1. Design conditions...

    Good questions. @dandyme

    1. Design conditions were std. Elite SW for PDX I am told.

    Latitude: 45 degrees
    Elevation: 851ft
    Altitude factor: .970

    Winter outdoor dry bulb: 24
    Winter...
  33. One more.812426

    One more.812426
  34. More ducting.812421812422812423812424812425

    More ducting.812421812422812423812424812425
  35. Some ducting photos.812416812417812418812419812420

    Some ducting photos.812416812417812418812419812420
  36. 2 more. 812414 812415

    2 more.
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  37. More system photos. 812409 812410 812411...

    More system photos.
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  38. Condenser.

    More photos.812407812408
  39. The Lodge - high-end install thread (with pictures)

    Hall of pride worthy?

    Spent considerable time spec'ing this system.

    Location: Portland, Oregon

    Software:
    - The contractor used Elite SW
    - I used CoolCalc.
  40. The commissioning tech will be here soon... ...

    The commissioning tech will be here soon...

    But reading through the manual on the 1050, you can select 3 sources of outdoor temp:
    1. thermo ODT
    2. comm ODT sensor
    3. relay panel ODT
    Any...
  41. Typo fix: the 24V wire in the 5-wire bundle...

    Typo fix: the 24V wire in the 5-wire bundle interferes with the voltage reading on the wired temp sensor, apparently.
  42. Question 1: On a related note, the zoning system...

    Question 1: On a related note, the zoning system demands 3 sensors - static on discharge and return and temp on discharge...I realize the static sensors are used to auto-size the zones, but I'm not...
  43. Why use BAYSEN01 wired outdoor temp sensor in a partial comm. Trane/Am Std install?

    System: S9V2 + XV19 HP (low profile) + 3 zones/zone panel + relay panel + 1x1050 + 2x1040s + 100s of feet of rigid ducting.

    I'm hearing from my tech that the 1050 gets the outdoor weather data...
  44. Interestingly, I have bids and am ready to go...I...

    Interestingly, I have bids and am ready to go...I interviewed a number of folks - the good ones were super excited to work with me on this project...the bad ones quickly realized this wasn't for them...
  45. Trane S9V2+XV19 low-profile+1050+3-zones vs. Daikin FIT

    Assuming both are installed with equal quality, which is better?

    Can you zone the Daikin FIT?

    A contractor I respect told me that the days of the big three (Carrier, Trane, Lennox) dominating...
  46. Yes, I also did the manual-J 4 different...

    Yes, I also did the manual-J 4 different ways....and have started on the manual-D...I have a pretty detailed system spec, floorplans with new truck/duct routing, hvacopcost reports, etc.
    ...
  47. The key insight is that you can have a system...

    The key insight is that you can have a system with a non-communicating furnace and a communicating heat pump...you use the relay for the furnace only...and the 1050 talks to the outdoor variable...
  48. How much value: Trane/Am. Std. S9V2-VS vs. S9V2?

    I've decided on:

    S9V2 or S9V2-VS
    XV19 low-profile HP
    Trane 1050 controls
    Trane 3-zone zoning

    for my system setup.

    Based on this:...
  49. I think I have it all figured out. 810253 810254

    I think I have it all figured out.
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  50. I think I finally got to the bottom of all the...

    I think I finally got to the bottom of all the tradeoffs and now believe an S9V2 or S9V2-VS + XV19 low-profile w/coating + Trane 1050 + Trane 3-zone is the way to go.

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