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    Usually that can be set on the zone panel.

    Usually that can be set on the zone panel.
  2. I stand corrected. Didn't know that intake was...

    I stand corrected. Didn't know that intake was for house air not combustion.
  3. The air is a requirement in mobile homes so air...

    The air is a requirement in mobile homes so air used by the burning process comes from outside, not in the living space. It should not be getting in your return air in any way.
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    The RCF coil sold today will slide right in where...

    The RCF coil sold today will slide right in where the current coil is. Will have to swap drain pans as the RCF has the funky multi position drain on it. We do it all the time to replace the leakers.
  5. Duct systems for oil heat usually weren't as...

    Duct systems for oil heat usually weren't as large as today's since oil heat is HOT and needs less airflow. So while the Willie furnace could likely blow 4 tons of air, maybe the installer felt the...
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    Pretty scary. I had a heart attack and triple...

    Pretty scary. I had a heart attack and triple bypass on the "widowmaker" 3 1/2 years ago. They told my friends they don't like to do bypass on someone while still having a heart attack but if they...
  7. Thread: Which one?

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    I don't see a DX17 on Daikin's website. DX20 is...

    I don't see a DX17 on Daikin's website. DX20 is the inverter.

    Only thing that scares me about inverter or 5 stage units is low airflow when it slows down won't get cool air to distant rooms or...
  8. The Bosch is made by Midea. I've heard good and...

    The Bosch is made by Midea. I've heard good and bad about Ameristar which they also make. I'm with Joey, still not totally sure about Chinese products. Also still a little nervous about rotary...
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    The S9 does this. I know the regular Ecobees can...

    The S9 does this. I know the regular Ecobees can be wired to slow the fan, I would assume the Lite can as well. If Comfort R is doing the trick, maybe easiest to stay that way. Personally, if I hook...
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    The Godfather of whole house dehumidifiers is a...

    The Godfather of whole house dehumidifiers is a member here, he'll be along shortly...
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    I did a job like this couple years ago. Did have...

    I did a job like this couple years ago. Did have to rip all out. The original thermostat was special to this system. Without it, no zoning.

    You may have more expense since the wires from the...
  12. Get an American Standard/Trane over under heat...

    Get an American Standard/Trane over under heat pump and don't worry about the twist
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    Are there 4 thermostats or just little sensors in...

    Are there 4 thermostats or just little sensors in 3 of the rooms? Do you have the thermostat they replaced to put in the setback stat?
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    You sure about the breakdown? Usually it is...

    You sure about the breakdown? Usually it is 10/10/10. I haven't seen a stage that will stage the backup based on outdoor temp but some will let you have 2 stages of backup heat staged by indoor temp....
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    Only thing that might match is another ICP...

    Only thing that might match is another ICP outdoor unit. Model # of air handler?
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    The variable speed blower can help with humidity...

    The variable speed blower can help with humidity control 2 ways. With the right thermostat, it will slow down if the thermostat says it is too humid. OR you can run what AS calls Comfort-R, a slow...
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    A possibility:...

    A possibility: https://forwardthinking.honeywellhome.com/products/ductlesssolutions/d6_pro_controller
  18. Thread: My Home

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    Impressive!

    Impressive!
  19. Great & funny post, Dan!

    Great & funny post, Dan!
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    Rheem tried Sure Comfort selling through their...

    Rheem tried Sure Comfort selling through their own little distributors that I believe were Rheem owned. They were the junker cubes back then. It sure didn't work here and I think all shut down. Now...
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    Oxbox is sold through other distributors....

    Oxbox is sold through other distributors. Ameristar is only sold by AS and Trane distributors.

    Rheem has Sure Comfort and WeatherKing as lower end lines. WeatherKing is SO low end you can't even...
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    Someone stole a Trane unit? I thought even...

    Someone stole a Trane unit? I thought even crackheads know the all aluminum don't get them much!
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    Almost everybody makes fin tube in residential...

    Almost everybody makes fin tube in residential splits. Packaged units are another story...

    York was one of the first to use MC, now they have some plate fin A/Cs back.

    Nortek also is big in...
  24. You sure don't need a 98% furnace in Houston!!!!!...

    You sure don't need a 98% furnace in Houston!!!!! You will need a furnace with a high efficiency blower motor to get 16 SEER. Rheem has a single stage with "constant torque" motor and a 2 stage with...
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    It would be nice to bring jobs back B U T John Q....

    It would be nice to bring jobs back B U T John Q. Public wants cheap and shareholders want profits so the way these companies do it is by paying an obscenely low labor rate and little environmental...
  26. Rheem would allow it as well

    Rheem would allow it as well
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    Chances are your duct system is undersized for...

    Chances are your duct system is undersized for what you have, let alone going bigger. So if you do go bigger, plan on enlarging supply ducts, return ducts, size/number of registers & grilles.
  28. We have not noticed that with our sales.

    We have not noticed that with our sales.
  29. I'm a fan of VS blowers, on my 2nd furnace that...

    I'm a fan of VS blowers, on my 2nd furnace that has one. I have a thermostat that controls humidity and tells the VS blower to slow down to dehumidify. Also it is a 2 stage thermostat so heat output...
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    R32 is in 410 along with R125. Daikin likes R32...

    R32 is in 410 along with R125. Daikin likes R32 and uses it in Amana PTACs. Probably used in other countries by them. Carrier will go R454b when the time comes. Be interesting to see where the rest...
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    NEVER mix refrigerants. Sorry, but I don't know...

    NEVER mix refrigerants. Sorry, but I don't know if 134a replaces 32. My guess is no.
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    I sorta think those 5 stage units (rotary...

    I sorta think those 5 stage units (rotary compressor :( ) work as 2 stage units with a conventional thermostat and 5 stage with the Observer communicating control.

    Yes, that is the case. 2 stage...
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    29 year old unit? If something fails I wouldn't...

    29 year old unit? If something fails I wouldn't put a penny into it. Most parts are generic so if you really wanted to throw away money fixing it you could. Been a LONG time since I've seen a HS18....
  34. Nope on the Trane, 3.5 and up gets a constant...

    Nope on the Trane, 3.5 and up gets a constant torque high efficiency motor but small sizes are PSC. Takes the TEM6 to get variable in all sizes.
  35. You aren't comparing apples to apples. Still...

    You aren't comparing apples to apples. Still don't know how a 14 SEER unit gets 15 with a PSC air handler but guess it does.

    The ICP/Heil is their deluxe HP which is comparable to the Trane BUT...
  36. You won't get 16 SEER without a matching furnace...

    You won't get 16 SEER without a matching furnace as the same brand as the A/C. It would need a constant torque or variable speed ECM in it. Otherwise, with your existing furnace, you need to look for...
  37. I'd go 13 SEER since you are likely in a mild...

    I'd go 13 SEER since you are likely in a mild climate. Forget the motor upgrade. And I'm also wondering about 3 tons.
  38. Microchannel and that lineset, I'd say recover.

    Microchannel and that lineset, I'd say recover.
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    I don't like the S9 installs. Putting a media...

    I don't like the S9 installs. Putting a media cleaner right up against the cabinet means no air goes over a good chunk of it due to the 14x18" opening in the side of the furnace. Our distributor...
  40. what he said!

    what he said!
  41. That is not normal. If your tech can't figure it...

    That is not normal. If your tech can't figure it out, his supplier should have a tech rep available to help him.
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    That's a mini split. I believe they are made by ...

    That's a mini split. I believe they are made by Gree.
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    Looks like S9V2 with a Midea coil?

    Looks like S9V2 with a Midea coil?
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    Window shaker uses a rotary compressor. Scrolls...

    Window shaker uses a rotary compressor. Scrolls in larger units tend not to need them, especially if they use an expansion valve as their outdoor metering device.
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    Come on, do it right. 2 stage stat :D

    Come on, do it right. 2 stage stat :D
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    I went over 1 time and the single phase units...

    I went over 1 time and the single phase units were on and the 3 phase weren't. The converter tripped it's breaker. Nice to bring 13 tons to life with the flick of a finger :D
  47. They aren't that hard to clean. Lots of water.

    They aren't that hard to clean. Lots of water.
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    I can't think of any but we used to service a...

    I can't think of any but we used to service a building with single phase service and a contraption in the basement that converted it to 3 phase for a couple of outdoor units.
  49. Gap between coil and cabinet? Bad!!!!! Each...

    Gap between coil and cabinet? Bad!!!!!

    Each job is different. N coils are hard to put in cabinets designed for an A coil. If we use Rheem's N coil, we will use case & all but that can't always be...
  50. The Carrier Comfort series is a bare bones unit....

    The Carrier Comfort series is a bare bones unit. No cabinet to protect the coil from damage, no pressure switches to protect the compressor from issues. If you want to compete with the Lennox or...
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