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    Was the charge checked in cooling? If not I'd...

    Was the charge checked in cooling? If not I'd recommend having that company recheck in the spring. Charging a heatpump during heating mode will get you in the ballpark but you want to do a final...
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    It maybe necessary to pull and clean the blower...

    It maybe necessary to pull and clean the blower assembly and evap coil, it doesnt take much to kill your airflow and efficiency. If that gets cleaned up and the motor electrically checks out ok ask...
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    I'd start by checking the fan performance...

    I'd start by checking the fan performance first(psc or ecm?), the inside of the evap coil, blower wheel, all registers are open and then I'd measure the ducting static pressure and compare that to...
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    Possibly a setup issue, those heads can be setup...

    Possibly a setup issue, those heads can be setup to read the airtemp from the remote, or from a sensor in the head or a combo. If it's not reading room temp solely from the remote it will run the...
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    Why move anything? Cant the ducting to the areas...

    Why move anything? Cant the ducting to the areas you dont want to be conditioned by either system be capped? If not you'll still have to rip up ceiling to install the dampner motors. FYI daikin,...
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    Oversized equipment on undersized ducting seems...

    Oversized equipment on undersized ducting seems to be the rule rather than the exception. Installer sounds incompetent if they can figure out an airflow noise or very likely they know why it's...
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    His plan is the preferred method, if you have any...

    His plan is the preferred method, if you have any rooms that are to hot or cold that's a ducting problem and variable speed unit may just make it worse. Zoning is a compromise and is best done...
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    Even a dirty filter wont prevent the blower from...

    Even a dirty filter wont prevent the blower from coming on, but it will make the motors job easier. I'd recommend calling for service as it's likely this is just the start of the problem. A failing...
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    What's the model number of the head and condenser?

    What's the model number of the head and condenser?
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    Measure the temperature of the air entering the...

    Measure the temperature of the air entering the furnace and of the air about 10' from the exit of the furnace with a digital thermometer, this number is called a temperature rise, the allowable...
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    Personally I dont think you will notice much if...

    Personally I dont think you will notice much if any difference by doing this, especially on a long duct run. If you decide to do it, any duct size can only move X amount of air so no point in...
  12. It's a good idea even if it's not required. ...

    It's a good idea even if it's not required. Guess you get what you pay for.
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    DIY info cannot be given on this site, but you...

    DIY info cannot be given on this site, but you could verify nothing is limiting the indoor airflow, like a dirty airfilter or evap coil. After that you would need to see what's going on inside the...
  14. This is an inverter system I take it? If so, I...

    This is an inverter system I take it? If so, I would thing that its accurate but you need to factor in the amp draw of the airhandler, any supplemental heat strips, etc as well. I dont size...
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    Actually I said its operation could be normal but...

    Actually I said its operation could be normal but if it wasn't it could cause excessive wear and tear, since you gave no indication that maintenance had been performed, and as we are into the heating...
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    Call your propane provider and verify your tank...

    Call your propane provider and verify your tank is not below 30% and the tanks regulator is feeding sufficient fuel to the furnace. This must be measured with a manometer and adjusted both before...
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    Yes, I do expect people to look at the full...

    Yes, I do expect people to look at the full system. It maybe that it was a crap made in china part but it takes 10 minutes to find out. Your right though, you dont know what else it could be, you...
  18. You have a very poor duct design my friend. ...

    You have a very poor duct design my friend. Going off the photos and info you've given, your massively de-pressurizing your home by pumping that heated air into your garage and unfinished basement,...
  19. I'm afraid to ask for a link to pictures of the...

    I'm afraid to ask for a link to pictures of the furnace install and this "kit", but I love trainwrecks, so post something. I think you have two separate yet related problems, 1. Sounds like your...
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    Dont thank me, you threw a part at it. I told...

    Dont thank me, you threw a part at it. I told you to have a PM done to prepare for the cold ahead and determine why the part failed. If I was training you, I'd tell you slapping a part in without...
  21. Brother, I can smell the factory smoke from here....

    Brother, I can smell the factory smoke from here. Call a licensed hvac contractor to do this for you, your in over your head. Your going to want the second transformer as well, so hang on to that
  22. Try a free block load version of a manual J on...

    Try a free block load version of a manual J on Loadcalc.net. if your ducts are from 1972 I think we found your answer, higher efficiency and larger capacity require more airflow which requires...
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    I'll add, ask every company you call that youd...

    I'll add, ask every company you call that youd like a copy for your records of all the measurements they took during a PM or service call. This should never be a problem, but dont allow people to...
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    I'm going to go with not normal, call for...

    I'm going to go with not normal, call for service. Honestly, that could be normal operation, I didn't Loogle it. If it's not normal it could cause excessive system wear and tear, I'd advise...
  25. 1. That motor CAN work perfectly fine as a...

    1. That motor CAN work perfectly fine as a replacement motor IF the instructions are followed.
    2. They are both permanent split capacitor motors and fundamentally operate the same, only...
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    Could be a lot of different things. Yes the...

    Could be a lot of different things. Yes the exhaust flue must be angled back toward the furnace for proper drainage or pressure switch issues arise. What did you find was plugging up the trap when...
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    I wouldn't recommend disturbing anything in the...

    I wouldn't recommend disturbing anything in the airstream before contacting an IAQ expert, if your worried about it. Where I am, I cant see anyone hiring on to take the liability of breaking that...
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    Lol! Most likely, due the recent moon phaseshift...

    Lol! Most likely, due the recent moon phaseshift and European swallow migration in a bullmarket with historically low interest rates, your allparts are misaligned or obsolete. Recommend upgrading...
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    Lol! Most likely, due the recent moon phaseshift...

    Lol! Most likely, due the recent moon phaseshift and European swallow migration in a bullmarket with historically low interest rates, your allparts are misaligned or obsolete. Recommend upgrading...
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    Pictures, please. I'm guessing that your return...

    Pictures, please. I'm guessing that your return plenum has that black insulation on the inside and that's what your talking about? I'd recommend having the air tested if you have breathing problems...
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    I'm not familiar with that brand, but every...

    I'm not familiar with that brand, but every manufacturer I've worked on would have a dump cycle at the end of the ice making process or when power was applied. Some companies may charge a smaller...
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    Some components in many condensers are always...

    Some components in many condensers are always energized, like run capacitors and can be damaged by a power spike, but that's theorizing as i dont know what "blew"
  33. I'd call a technician in to take a look, a...

    I'd call a technician in to take a look, a vibration in the discharge line that's transmitting all the way inside could indicate a problem with the compressor or reversing valve. If its vibrating...
  34. Recommend having your static pressure measured...

    Recommend having your static pressure measured and any duct sizing changes done first, most equipment is oversized for the home with ducting to small for the unit. Old equipment could usually handle...
  35. Is this just an open sided shed over the unit? I...

    Is this just an open sided shed over the unit? I would imagine any sheetmetal company could fabricate it for you. Just remember most units require a MINIMUM 5' of overhead clearance to prevent air...
  36. Seems like your tech could use a mechanics...

    Seems like your tech could use a mechanics stethoscope to pin-point the noise
  37. I'd get the drywall up first and do the...

    I'd get the drywall up first and do the insulation last. Did anyone perform a manual J, S and D to determine building heat load/loss, room by room CFM requirements and duct design? Would having the...
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    You only gave the m/n of the condenser which is...

    You only gave the m/n of the condenser which is an electric heatpump, it does both heating and cooling electrically but we have no idea if you also have a gas furnace or if you have heat strips, so...
  39. If a manual j was done and it's been verified...

    If a manual j was done and it's been verified that 5 tons is the correct size for your home, then I wouldn't recommend more than a 3 degree setback while your at work. Most homes have comically...
  40. Cross that bridge if you come to it, stressing...

    Cross that bridge if you come to it, stressing about it wont change what may come. You got to remember for every leaking coil we change theres hundreds we didn't because they weren't leaking
  41. So my take away is that there is no law saying...

    So my take away is that there is no law saying that R410a is being phased out per say, they are just going to let the market do it for them. Manufacturers only have so much R&D money to spend on...
  42. This is true, has anyone heard if 454b can be...

    This is true, has anyone heard if 454b can be easily retrofitted into current R410a equipment, because I haven't and that's giving me a bad gut feeling. If it's not then it will be a short time...
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    Everything stated above is absolutely true, I'll...

    Everything stated above is absolutely true, I'll throw in that I start with the Schrader core at the suction line service valve on split heatpumps. Those seals on the core dont seem to like the high...
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    More heat=more cfm, so as stated it's probably...

    More heat=more cfm, so as stated it's probably correct, would need a m/n to know for sure
  45. I only found the Blue-Tube UV light online and...

    I only found the Blue-Tube UV light online and they make an ER and a ST model, the ST is line voltage 115-277v, the ER is 18-32vac. Is there any reason to not get the ST model provided this is what...
  46. Dont worry about it, R410a is being phased out. ...

    Dont worry about it, R410a is being phased out. They will have a new refrigerant out for you to beta test in a couple years. I haven't heard that its compatible with R410a equipment yet, so...
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    I've been trying these out this summer, so far so...

    I've been trying these out this summer, so far so good but I'm not in residential anymore. I really wish someone would make a cap with enough space to get insulated spades in, I find they hit the...
  48. Everytime you see a qoute for any furnace size,...

    Everytime you see a qoute for any furnace size, remember that the btu rating is always the input. An 80k btu 80% furnace will output 64k btu and the same size 96% furnace will output 76,800 btu,...
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    No one I've worked for stock dual caps because of...

    No one I've worked for stock dual caps because of to many variations and the rate at which we go thru them. In the past when I did a lot more residential I would carry a half dozen of your common...
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    I was taught this as well and I do remember it...

    I was taught this as well and I do remember it came from a book, although for the life of me I cant remember why or the name of the book. If I'm doing this it's usually after hours and your the 30th...
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