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  1. Thread: 2 Stage Reznor

    by kdean1
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    As site rules prohibit giving advice for DIY,...

    As site rules prohibit giving advice for DIY, your best bet is to have an HVAC technician examine it.
  2. Do you have a question?

    Do you have a question?
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    From what can be seen in the pictures, the...

    From what can be seen in the pictures, the installers are stupid. Though I see no immediate danger signs, we cannot see what other mistakes they made. Hire a real contractor to check it out and do a...
  4. If the thermostat does not have an emergency heat...

    If the thermostat does not have an emergency heat position then the thermostat is a heat/cool thermostat, not for heat pumps.
    As site rules do not allow giving advice for DIY you may be better off...
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    It is likely the air will feel cold. Set fan...

    It is likely the air will feel cold. Set fan operation for automatic.
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    As site rules prohibit giving advice for DIY, I...

    As site rules prohibit giving advice for DIY, I suggest that you have a professional come to check it out.
  7. This must be a heating only system. I trust...

    This must be a heating only system.
    I trust Honeywell thermostats, but get one from a supply house, not a big box store as the thermostats are different.
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    Your furnace and installation are not the same as...

    Your furnace and installation are not the same as anyone else’s. YOU don’t need accurate troubleshooting information unless you’re doing the troubleshooting. You need to know how to select a good...
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    Your terminology is unclear and the description...

    Your terminology is unclear and the description makes little sense. I would not look for advice from a big box store on a topic as complicated as HVAC.

    A better alternate would be to seal and...
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    I do not see any pictures.

    I do not see any pictures.
  11. My experienced guess is the Nest was the problem...

    My experienced guess is the Nest was the problem all along. My experiences with Nest have led me to tell customers I won’t guarantee new equipment on a Nest.

    You must still determine if the...
  12. The vent pipe connections. Additionally, where...

    The vent pipe connections.

    Additionally, where is the air filter and what is the size of the return connection to the furnace?
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    So it is the duct system we find in 90% of the...

    So it is the duct system we find in 90% of the houses. :grin2:
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    No. The sensor on the heat pump cannot switch the...

    No. The sensor on the heat pump cannot switch the system to exclusively use the furnace.
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    The best is Honeywell Prestige IAQ with a...

    The best is Honeywell Prestige IAQ with a wireless outdoor sensor.

    Nest is is the worst of all thermostats.
  16. "Factory authorized" dealers are ones who sell a...

    "Factory authorized" dealers are ones who sell a given amount of equipment. That has nothing to do with skills or experience.

    As for a refund, ask yourself if the doctor still charges you if he...
  17. Have they checked for service bulletins on that...

    Have they checked for service bulletins on that model? Or called tech support?
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    There is no sensor for outdoor temperature. The...

    There is no sensor for outdoor temperature. The design is to maintain a temperature indoors. If the heat pump fails to keep up it turns off the compressor and uses the strips. The circuit won’t...
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    I read the entire thread and understand your...

    I read the entire thread and understand your position completely.
    You asked for a cost for the work. You know that is against site rules as one of your other threads was edited because you asked...
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    Vents in the bottom of the trunk will heat from...

    Vents in the bottom of the trunk will heat from the top down. The ceiling will be warmer than the floor.
    Heating a basement is a challenge. I find that wall registers near the floor are most...
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    How did it break? What are you doing to the unit?

    How did it break? What are you doing to the unit?
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    I know a realtor who refused to offer home...

    I know a realtor who refused to offer home warranties because he knew it is a scam. I respect him. I can’t say the same for someone who sells them all the time.
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    You have not stated how fresh air is drawn in. I...

    You have not stated how fresh air is drawn in. I suggest you have your system serviced and get the technician to explain what you have.
    Of course, I assume you can find a real technician and not a...
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    No.

    No.
  25. That’s not a proper filter rack. Air will bypass...

    That’s not a proper filter rack. Air will bypass the filter.
    Why was the furnace not raised? There appears to be enough room. Then the condensate could actually drain instead of running up to the...
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    Mitsubishi says multi zone units need a minimum...

    Mitsubishi says multi zone units need a minimum of two evaporators.
  27. It water vapor, not steam. Steam is 212*. Water...

    It water vapor, not steam. Steam is 212*.
    Water vapor is normal during the defrost cycle.
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    Last I knew, it has nothing to do with ambient...

    Last I knew, it has nothing to do with ambient temperature. If the indoor temperature is within 2* of the setting it uses the heat pump. If the demand is more than 2* it switches to strip heat. That...
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    No. Thermostats don’t “learn” how long to run....

    No.
    Thermostats don’t “learn” how long to run. They run until the temperature is reached or until the cycle is interrupted.
    That is not running 3 cycles per hour either.
    You need to have a good...
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    Use original equipment parts. Especially if you...

    Use original equipment parts. Especially if you aren’t familiar with the equipment or the trade.
  31. Thread: Limit switch?

    by kdean1
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    Your description sounds like a homeowner rather...

    Your description sounds like a homeowner rather than a technician. What have you measured?
    Additionally, the “general” forum is the wrong one. Tech to tech would be the correct forum. Click on the...
  32. Thread: Fun

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    Your metal work is very professional. Nice work!

    Your metal work is very professional. Nice work!
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    The furnace is oversized for your house. It...

    The furnace is oversized for your house. It cycles off because an inner safety is getting overheated from inadequate airflow. Either get a smaller furnace or enlarge the duct system to move the...
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    Has the pilot orifice been cleaned?

    Has the pilot orifice been cleaned?
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    What is there is dangerous. Many of us have seen...

    What is there is dangerous. Many of us have seen the equally dangerous work performed by low price home warranty contractors. We are giving you our advice because if you survive the new furnace,...
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    You just like collecting part numbers? Of course...

    You just like collecting part numbers? Of course it’s DIY.
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    DIY

    DIY
  38. A clean pad is all that is needed. Soft water...

    A clean pad is all that is needed. Soft water does not cause the pad to deteriorate. Hard water eats up the pad in a year.
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    You should find another contractor who won't...

    You should find another contractor who won't endanger your family's safety with dangerous advice.
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    What did the contract for replacing the units...

    What did the contract for replacing the units state? That is all the installer (or "instaler" if you prefer) is obligated to do.
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    The upstairs unit is in the area that has the...

    The upstairs unit is in the area that has the biggest cooling load. If that system is correctly sized and installed you won’t need much cooling downstairs.
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    Perhaps the coils were selected to match the...

    Perhaps the coils were selected to match the width of the furnaces rather than for an AHRI match.
    I agree that 7 tons seems excessive for that climate zone. The same is true for 160,000 BTU from...
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    I’ve never heard of hempcrete. Is it a product...

    I’ve never heard of hempcrete. Is it a product recommended or approved for ducts?
  44. A better technician seems to be in order.

    A better technician seems to be in order.
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    Are you using a 1" pleated air filter? If so, the...

    Are you using a 1" pleated air filter? If so, the furnace may be exceeding the high limit rating and switching to high fan speed. Your tech should measure static pressure.
  46. And have the ducts upgraded. That’s a poor...

    And have the ducts upgraded. That’s a poor application of flex duct.
    Have the static pressure measured as well.
  47. Bosch air handlers are more expensive by the...

    Bosch air handlers are more expensive by the admission of the sales rep. They tout their coils as a better match for the Inverter heat pump. It still doesn't justify the price they're asking.
  48. Any other hobbies? :grin2:

    Any other hobbies? :grin2:
  49. That looks great! Why do you prefer rivets to...

    That looks great!

    Why do you prefer rivets to screws?
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    He evidently did not diagnose the cause. A real...

    He evidently did not diagnose the cause. A real technician doesn’t guess and change parts. A real tech will use a meter (in this instance) and determine what is wrong and then fix it.
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