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    The tam9 and hp can both operate at outside...

    The tam9 and hp can both operate at outside temperatures below zero. Depends on gas prices vs electric rates which is more economical. I prefer not having gas appliances in my home. Both are great...
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    Why won’t the installers return to properly setup...

    Why won’t the installers return to properly setup the equipment they installed? Why did they not set it correctly on day one? Was a commission report done? Might need a better contractor to review...
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    If we all take our dehumidifiers outside and...

    If we all take our dehumidifiers outside and point them south?
  4. Mitsubishi offers some of the best technical...

    Mitsubishi offers some of the best technical support, parts availability, and engineering that I know of. Anyone can find information from mylinkdrive.com
    I doubt you will find anything like that...
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    You would be better off in my opinion with the...

    You would be better off in my opinion with the Tam9, and no gas furnaces. The remark about gas drying out the house is completely BS. Makes no sense.
  6. RIP RRAY

    RIP RRAY
  7. Thread: S9X2 & XR16

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    Nice not to need a ball valve on the intake. I...

    Nice not to need a ball valve on the intake. I really like your radius returns. I wish the installers I had to follow did half as nice of work as you.
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    Who is replacing the coil? Usually coils have a...

    Who is replacing the coil? Usually coils have a one year warranty. What did the service company say about it?
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    Some common filter sizes Carrier uses that we...

    Some common filter sizes Carrier uses that we stock are 13 x 21x 1, 16 3/8 x 21 1/2 x1 , 20 x 21 1/2 x 1. That is just a few of the odd size filters from just 1 mfg for air handlers. I used to work...
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    How many years old was the filter? How old is the...

    How many years old was the filter? How old is the condenser?
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    How dirty is the outdoor coils?

    How dirty is the outdoor coils?
  12. 837662 I noticed sore throat on the list. Do you...

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    I noticed sore throat on the list. Do you have gas appliances? Low level CO monitor might be a good idea.
  13. Do you have a gas water heater?

    Do you have a gas water heater?
  14. HUGE block of ice. Let it melt, clean up the...

    HUGE block of ice. Let it melt, clean up the water. No damage if caught quickly or if it’s a Trane. Trane had a unit in the R&D department they called snowball. It was basically a compressor running...
  15. Thread: Shoe Covers

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    I have been in too many houses where the shoe...

    I have been in too many houses where the shoe covers keep my feet and boots clean. The owner says don’t worry about that, I say company policy. So are these nose plugs.
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    So the parts needed to do the job correctly are...

    So the parts needed to do the job correctly are not covered by the warranty and need to be billed separately. Home warranties work great for some people. Hopefully you get many more trouble free...
  17. It is rare to see a clean mini split blower...

    It is rare to see a clean mini split blower wheel, even after maintenance.
  18. Thread: Shoe Covers

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    TIDY TRAX

    TIDY TRAX
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    They have been saying next year for sure for 20...

    They have been saying next year for sure for 20 years. Our maintenance department is still lacking in manpower and tools. Sounds like a great job for my new sheet metal apprentice though.
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    I recently started using a testo 420 hood. It is...

    I recently started using a testo 420 hood. It is easy to get a baseline for my general use. I needed to test air flow to the 4th floor rooms before and after new dampers were installed on the first...
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    All caps have a life span of so many cycles. If I...

    All caps have a life span of so many cycles. If I replace a el cheapo cap on a Goodman with a Amrad, I know it will last longer. If I replace a GE cap with a MARS, I doubt it will make it 5 years. It...
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    Some customers are cheap and might think you are...

    Some customers are cheap and might think you are wasting their money. Others may want to pay extra for the possibility of no or less down time. If it’s out of warranty and the customer realizes the...
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    837529837530837531 I have some old books. The...

    837529837530837531

    I have some old books. The red one is dated April 1956, and a blue one from February 1976.
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    837526 Are these like the clips that hold the...

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    Are these like the clips that hold the vortica blowers together on the residential units? Any idea what the PN is on those?
  25. Thread: heatpump

    by ksefan
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    I’ll vote restricted metering device, incorrect...

    I’ll vote restricted metering device, incorrect airflow, and dirty coils. What do I win if I get the trifecta? I’ll hang up and wait for an answer.
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    837523 This is what Trane sent me. Waiting on...

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    This is what Trane sent me. Waiting on more hopefully.
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    837519837520837521They say the building will get...

    837519837520837521They say the building will get remodeled and just 1 more year.

    I think the original pans had styrofoam liners. We have been spraying them with pipe dri then flex seal. So far not...
  28. Or a seriously dirty tower with fouled full. Or a...

    Or a seriously dirty tower with fouled full. Or a failing tower fan or vfd. Or just clogged strainers. Or a small leak the fill valve canít overtake. Or etcÖ
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    So they fixed it? I need to learn a thing or two...

    So they fixed it? I need to learn a thing or two from those guys :-)
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    Old Trane console unit parts.

    I got some console units I am having a hard time finding a parts list.
    Mn- BI3D004 SN- SIC180317837509837510

    I need the clamshell housings and the clips to hold them together.
  31. Thread: Part Number

    by ksefan
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    I only use 407c AFTER the compressor is replaced....

    I only use 407c AFTER the compressor is replaced. Maybe your technician found a “better” way.
  32. Thread: Part Number

    by ksefan
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    Txv it.

    Txv it.
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    How old is the outdoor unit? What are the indoor...

    How old is the outdoor unit? What are the indoor and outdoor unit model and serial numbers?
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    Is an Air Scrubber similar to an Iwave? I wonder...

    Is an Air Scrubber similar to an Iwave? I wonder what happened with that lawsuit.
  35. Do you have a commissioning report from the...

    Do you have a commissioning report from the install? Ask the installers for the AHRI certification, rated and actual airflow, static pressures, refrigerant pressures and temperatures, volts and amp...
  36. 4-ish years old. Just spoke with the owner of...

    4-ish years old.

    Just spoke with the owner of the company, who was super-knowledgeable. He suggested that just as a quick thing that I could do ... that I should take some real fine steel wool and...
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    Why do you think it need to flex? Why would it...

    Why do you think it need to flex? Why would it need to move? Is there excess vibration?
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    I like using hard pipe with the flex duct pulled...

    I like using hard pipe with the flex duct pulled over the outside for insulation.
  39. If you can feel a grove in the sheave it is time...

    If you can feel a grove in the sheave it is time to replace them also.
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    Damn Mikey, 2007?

    Damn Mikey, 2007?
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    What did tech support say? Have you asked any...

    What did tech support say? Have you asked any local hvac service companies for assistance? You might also read the BIG RED LETTERS ABOVE that say something about this not being a DIY site.
  42. Thread: New Member

    by ksefan
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    Welcome, the more the merrier. I like some things...

    Welcome, the more the merrier. I like some things about residential work, but don’t miss it. Life seemed so simple back then, lol.
  43. Ecobee and Honeywell both make great Wi-Fi...

    Ecobee and Honeywell both make great Wi-Fi thermostats. Anything is better than NEST. At least look into getting a LOW LEVEL CO MONITOR. It could save lives.
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    If you do that, there is no reason to get a heat...

    If you do that, there is no reason to get a heat pump. Even though the heat pump does not have the same heat rise as a gas furnace, both will keep the thermostat at its set point.
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    Residential, commercial, or industrial? Benefits?...

    Residential, commercial, or industrial? Benefits? Base pay? Any relocation assistance? Maybe ask any local tech schools.
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    837355 One of the best. From ALDIs.

    837355

    One of the best. From ALDIs.
  47. Thread: Tomato Galette

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    837354This belongs the the Best things from...

    837354This belongs the the Best things from Switzerland thread.
    Perfect for this dish.
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    I would say my most unpopular opinion is, people...

    I would say my most unpopular opinion is, people need to not worry so much when their ac breaks down, we will get there eventually.

    In HVAC-Talk any slightly democratic opinion is VERY UNPOPULAR.
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    1 By Central heat pump I guess you mean a...

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    By Central heat pump I guess you mean a single zone system with 1 air handler and 1 outside unit/heat pump. These systems can have a single or 2 stage compressor or an inverter variable speed...
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    Great to hear. It is hard to carry every part...

    Great to hear. It is hard to carry every part ever made. I carry universal capacitors for this case, but they are not cheap.
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