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    I just installed my first one in my home. Itís...

    I just installed my first one in my home. Itís still under construction so I havenít fired it up. I was happy with the quality of the unit.

    I have it pulling returns from bathrooms and kitchen...
  2. Code 84 can easily be cause by a dirty condenser...

    Code 84 can easily be cause by a dirty condenser coil. Have you had it service in the 4 years itís been installed? Can you visually tell the condenser is dirty?

    Your condenser should be hosed off...
  3. Thread: My Home

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    Not sure what you mean by wheel or air to air. It...

    Not sure what you mean by wheel or air to air. It has a blower in it and an energy core. Control by percentage timer.


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  4. Thread: My Home

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    Two reasons. Helps give the air coming off the...

    Two reasons. Helps give the air coming off the blower more of a chance to straighten out. Iíve found by installing these on my last few jobs that the static pressure lowers. Second it gives a great...
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    What brand do you install again? I know with...

    What brand do you install again? I know with Carrier they do not allow buried line sets. Refrigerant will migrate to the buried spot during the off cycle and cause possible flooded starts of the...
  6. Thread: My Home

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    Thank you Teddy, I enjoy reading all of your...

    Thank you Teddy, I enjoy reading all of your comments. Very educational.

    I live in Michigan, green grass climate. I installed an ERV for ventilation. I think eventually I will install the dehum...
  7. Thread: My Home

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    My Home

    Having a home built. Finished up the metal today. Installed an ERV, pretty excited for that. Never had one, never installed one. Also picked up a Ultra-Aire 70H to make Teddy Bear happy. I made some...
  8. Do you know if the motion sense is enabled? If it...

    Do you know if the motion sense is enabled? If it is and your thermostat is in a low traffic area like a hallway then it will disregard you schedule to save energy. I think itís if it doesnít sense...
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    It looks like the area the equipment in is well...

    It looks like the area the equipment in is well insulated. Why insulate the duct? Is that code in your area?

    I hate covering up nice metal work, hard to make insulation look good. But you did a...
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    Lol I was wondering what you meant. Iíve never...

    Lol I was wondering what you meant. Iíve never heard of a three port manometer.


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  11. I agree this is terrible work. But how many...

    I agree this is terrible work. But how many quotes did you get? And did you go with the lowest bidder?

    Thatís definitely a huge job so I could see how the quotes could be scary. But for something...
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    Yes. Before static was .7Ē with a new filter, I...

    Yes. Before static was .7Ē with a new filter, I thought I would of been much worse. But once I started removing all the tiles to seal the ductwork I found a lot of massive holes. The people who...
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    Thanks. Yes I keep a commission sheet in there. I...

    Thanks. Yes I keep a commission sheet in there. I just use the Carrier ones, theyíre pretty thorough.


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    I feel like itís easier for AOR to obtain it. I...

    I feel like itís easier for AOR to obtain it. I was in a meeting with a new dealer we were trying to convert from Trane. All new construction, they explained there systems on average are .9Ē-1.4Ē of...
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    Thank you. No hanger, main line is supported....

    Thank you.

    No hanger, main line is supported. I could of put a hanger there but missed it.

    The 6Ē box under the furnace is cut out for the air cleaner. Allows for all 20Ē to be used.

    No...
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    Youíre welcome. Thatís pretty cool! I used to...

    Youíre welcome. Thatís pretty cool! I used to work for a Carrier dealer in the field. Now I work for a Carrier distributor doing field support and training.


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    No worries. Iím guessing youíre talking about the...

    No worries. Iím guessing youíre talking about the humidifier? Something I donít imagine needing in Florida lol.


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/b8a7046c...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/b8a7046cf0c8e8b03e3cc2781339ec64.jpg


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    A Nice Upgrade

    Homeowner had comfort issues. Typical 18 year old new construction home. Ductwork way undersized everything 6Ē runs unbalanced, the list goes on. Installed two stage furnace and two stage AC....
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    The angle wasnít the greatest there. I make my...

    The angle wasnít the greatest there. I make my own fittings, I swedge the 3/4 and swedge the 7/8 it fits well. The real issue is I had the wrong line set. Should of been 3/4 not 7/8. Mistakes happen...
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    You have to be mindful of what youíre doing. You...

    You have to be mindful of what youíre doing. You donít want to crank your valve all the way open and leave your gauge on. I crack my valve and watch the micron change then I remove the gauges. After...
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    Yes I love the hilmor! Used to have the bullet...

    Yes I love the hilmor! Used to have the bullet from YJ. I like the hilmor way better. I see now they came out with a dc motor.


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    Yes. I usually just use 2x6 to get the pad off...

    Yes. I usually just use 2x6 to get the pad off the ground protecting it from the weed whipper. In this case there is considerable fill going in so I used 2x8s.
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    Yeah supply house must of thought I was side job...

    Yeah supply house must of thought I was side job bob when I ordered Payne so it came with the ADP. I usually get the CNPVP coils. I liked that it was an A coil thought, less restrictive. Didn't like...
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    Yeah that would of been a good idea. Thanks for...

    Yeah that would of been a good idea. Thanks for the future tip! Normally I wouldn't have that crappy of a fitting but I ordered the wrong line set and had to make a 7/8 to 3/4 fitting. Always a...
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    Thanks for looking out. I am very familiar with...

    Thanks for looking out. I am very familiar with the code #31 issues with CBP. I have been installing Carrier/Payne for the past 6 years this drain set up works well.
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    Thanks! Two stage furnace and two stage AC. Both...

    Thanks! Two stage furnace and two stage AC. Both zones are pretty large, smallest zone can handle 100% of the airflow.


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    New Construction 2 Finished

    Finally able to get this job wrapped up. Just have to go back when the AC is wired up to test and balance the ductwork. ...
  29. Thread: Goodman

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    Makes sense. So you were able to do that and not...

    Makes sense. So you were able to do that and not have any limit issues? With your ductwork I would be surprised if it doesnít.


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  30. Thread: Goodman

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    Iím confused. What is the transition on the...

    Iím confused. What is the transition on the inside?


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    Agreed this is true craftsmanship. I see it a lot...

    Agreed this is true craftsmanship. I see it a lot in my area. A lot of the Flint homes were done this way I always admired them. I wish I was in the trade back then and learned from some of those...
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    Looks great. Also interested about the box. Looks...

    Looks great. Also interested about the box. Looks hand made but the Rheem label makes me think itís an ordered part. Thatís a nice fitting for combustion testing. Does that come with the furnace or...
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    Beautiful as always! Keep posting!! Sent...

    Beautiful as always! Keep posting!!


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    Flames sputtering could be a sign of air being...

    Flames sputtering could be a sign of air being blown into the heat exchanger thru a crack. This is a major safety concern that is why the roll out switch is a manual reset. Itís meant to be reset by...
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    Yeah Iím not that advanced lol. I just make...

    Yeah Iím not that advanced lol. I just make fittings how I feel air will move with the least resistance. I keep them straight off the top just so itís easier to make the fitting. I try to hit .5Ē...
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    Are you referring to the takeoffs going from a...

    Are you referring to the takeoffs going from a 16Ē plenum to 24Ē ductwork? Not sure what you mean when you say 2Ē rise?


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    Yes. Not finished yet still have sealing to do. ...

    Yes. Not finished yet still have sealing to do.


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    New Construction 2

    This one has been a slow process but finally got the metal wrapped up this weekend. Iím happy with the results canít wait to fire it up and check static. All metal ductwork, returns are wall stack to...
  39. Thread: Milwaukee man

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    Beautiful work! A company I worked for also used...

    Beautiful work! A company I worked for also used trailers. Itís nice because each job is custom.


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  40. Thread: Follow up

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    Looks amazing!! Great work. So is the water coil...

    Looks amazing!! Great work. So is the water coil from trane or it installs into the air handler? Iíve built in a couple coils in my area but usually itís a separate coil and I install it above the...
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    Not to mention had caked the underside of the...

    Not to mention had caked the underside of the coil is. Probably 1Ē filter with a lot of leakage.


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    I wouldnít let that ďcontractorĒ back in my...

    I wouldnít let that ďcontractorĒ back in my house. Nothing about that is right or safe. You cannot bring the liner more than a few inches outside the chimney. So him using a chunk of liner the hook...
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    Agreed this would not be up to code. The chimney...

    Agreed this would not be up to code. The chimney needs to be B Vent (double wall) where it penetrates roof. Wood would need to be cut back to provide 1Ē clearance on all sides of pipe. The liner...
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    Looks great! Nicely done. Recommendations would...

    Looks great! Nicely done. Recommendations would be using square to round fitting for return attachment. Run low voltage wire inside a piece of drain line to give it a cleaner look. That lineset does...
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    Yes Iíve worked on his equipment before going...

    Yes Iíve worked on his equipment before going over his concerns with comfort. TESP before was .8Ē. It took a couple years for them to pull the trigger on this system but theyíre extremely happy they...
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    We call it thumb gum. You can get it at most all...

    We call it thumb gum. You can get it at most all supply houses.
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    Looks great! Keep posting. Beautiful metal work,...

    Looks great! Keep posting. Beautiful metal work, clean install.


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    I agree!! Youíve really opened my eyes on here....

    I agree!! Youíve really opened my eyes on here. Iíve never seen ductwork like yours before this site. Luckily you shared with me the Budzik book and itís also helped me. Thatís what Iíve tried to...
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    Thanks bill!! I went with the directional damper...

    Thanks bill!! I went with the directional damper cause thatís what they teach in the NCI class, they say trunk dampers creates resistance. Also Iíve never made one so I was excited to try it out lol....
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    My Best Work Yet

    I put everything Iíve learned from NCI and my peers to work on this one....
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