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  1. Thread: r-22

    by 2old2rock
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    Way high. Most guys in the field thinks it's too...

    Way high.
    Most guys in the field thinks it's too high.
    It is what it is.
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    That's lower than my area. By a lot.

    That's lower than my area.
    By a lot.
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    Sounds like no one is actually diagnosing your...

    Sounds like no one is actually diagnosing your system.
    I'm not even sure you have a problem.
    If they take all the proper readings, the issue can be narrowed down, and further investigated.
    And,...
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    Call them back and ask to speak to the service...

    Call them back and ask to speak to the service manager or owner.
    Something is wrong.
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    Hard to believe, but each system could probably...

    Hard to believe, but each system could probably be sized at 1.5 tons.
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    I've got a rental with a 38 year old Luxaire 1.5...

    I've got a rental with a 38 year old Luxaire 1.5 ton that has never had a single part replaced, and never leaked refrigerant.
    Original install was by a plumber, and there was a 2" gap on each side...
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    Both units will probably be smaller than you...

    Both units will probably be smaller than you think if sized properly.
    First floor has very little load in most cases.
  8. I would do the second floor with a mini split,...

    I would do the second floor with a mini split, and a multi staged heat pump zone system down.
    But that's just from your description.
    I have no idea what would actually be the the best way to go....
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    What does your technician say?

    What does your technician say?
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    No. Sounds like he is just guessing. Air flow...

    No.
    Sounds like he is just guessing.
    Air flow can be measured, and this will tell you if the return is too small.
  11. It is impossible to know if the refrigerant level...

    It is impossible to know if the refrigerant level is correct without the compressor running.
    Throw this guy to the curb.
  12. Ask them to bring in a field service rep from the...

    Ask them to bring in a field service rep from the manufacturer.
    Otherwise, you may get the runaround all summer.
  13. 10 year labor - good move.

    10 year labor - good move.
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    All you need is the media. Get rid of everything...

    All you need is the media.
    Get rid of everything else.
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    If you're having humidity problems, listen to...

    If you're having humidity problems, listen to what Teddy Bear has to say.
    There is no better advice.
  16. Have you checked out any other brands? Luxaire...

    Have you checked out any other brands?
    Luxaire has has been having some problems lately.
  17. Best way is to call for service.

    Best way is to call for service.
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    We cannot fix your system for you, and we can't...

    We cannot fix your system for you, and we can't tell you where to start trying to do it yourself.
    A service contractor may be able work out some type of payment plan for the repair .
    Good luck.
  19. You can run some 24 volt copper wire wherever you...

    You can run some 24 volt copper wire wherever you like.
    Warranty voided.
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    The owner of the company probably needs an...

    The owner of the company probably needs an addition on his house, so....
    Seriously, they should have given you an up front price.
    Did they give you an itemized bill?
  21. Personally, I would send York to the shadows.

    Personally, I would send York to the shadows.
  22. You're asking the wrong question. The question...

    You're asking the wrong question.
    The question should be - exactly how much capacity do I need.
    Manual J will provide the answer.
  23. I would not worry about the time it takes to drop...

    I would not worry about the time it takes to drop the temp.
    I would worry if the system has been properly commissioned.
    Did they leave you a commissioning sheet?
    If they did, post the numbers and...
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    Here's how I look at it. And I'm in a very cold...

    Here's how I look at it.
    And I'm in a very cold climate.
    Many homes need less than 45,000 btu's.
    Good sized homes may need 60,000.
    Large homes maybe 80,000.
    If you need more than that, get 2...
  25. Evaporator coils are easily replaced. Well, not...

    Evaporator coils are easily replaced.
    Well, not easily, but they get replaced every day.
  26. Have you considered replacement? The options...

    Have you considered replacement?
    The options you've been given seen a bit lacking.
    Has anyone said they could repair the leak?
  27. Thread: Hello.

    by 2old2rock
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    Welcome Bill. Lot's of good guys and good...

    Welcome Bill.
    Lot's of good guys and good knowledge around here.
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    68? You could be growing mold in your walls in...

    68?
    You could be growing mold in your walls in the cooling season.
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    We wait until it's warm to check the charge. But...

    We wait until it's warm to check the charge.
    But a good installer knows how to get it close.
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    Properly sized equipment and ducts are not loud....

    Properly sized equipment and ducts are not loud.
    You need someone to look at the whole system.
  31. Yes, I know that stat CAN produce a call for...

    Yes, I know that stat CAN produce a call for cooling.
    Was wondering IF it is calling.
  32. Sounds like solid advice. You could go to each...

    Sounds like solid advice.
    You could go to each manufactures website, and check out the specs for each unit, but 24 X 24 is pretty small.
    Also, is the fence blocking air flow by any chance?
  33. Does that thermostat produce a call for cooling?

    Does that thermostat produce a call for cooling?
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    One return air for a tri-level? Drop this guy.

    One return air for a tri-level?
    Drop this guy.
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    Why did you purchase a new fan?

    Why did you purchase a new fan?
  36. Should be about a 20 degree difference from room...

    Should be about a 20 degree difference from room temp to supply temp under most circumstances.
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    Might be a typo, or I could be wrong, but I don't...

    Might be a typo, or I could be wrong, but I don't believe you want to pair a 3 ton condenser with a 2.5 ton evap coil.
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    "What happened to the compressor"? Most likely,...

    "What happened to the compressor"?
    Most likely, low air flow.
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    Over-charged? What's the sub-cool?

    Over-charged?
    What's the sub-cool?
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    I was informed today our price for R-22 is now...

    I was informed today our price for R-22 is now $$$*****$$$ per pound.
    I had to pull off the road for a minuet.
  41. Some thermostats have a "circulate" setting on...

    Some thermostats have a "circulate" setting on the fan control that will energize the blower a few times per hour.
    Beyond that...
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    No. And you really should call in someone who...

    No.
    And you really should call in someone who can diagnose, and resolve your issue.
    It sounds like you are in way over your head, and you could easily be injured poking around in there.
  43. Thread: Hack job?

    by 2old2rock
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    I think you should call the contractor, and ask...

    I think you should call the contractor, and ask him why he did not follow the manufacturers install procedures.
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    You're changing to a TXV, and you don't know...

    You're changing to a TXV, and you don't know where the parts go?
    Good luck.
  45. I generally recommend a media air cleaner....

    I generally recommend a media air cleaner.
    Simple.
    Effective.
    Economical.
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    Media Air Cleaner. Simple. Effective.

    Media Air Cleaner.
    Simple.
    Effective.
  47. Well, it's a good thing you didn't include prices.

    Well, it's a good thing you didn't include prices.
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    Good advice from all, but remember, even "tight"...

    Good advice from all, but remember, even "tight" systems leak.
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    New ducts.

    New ducts.
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    That gas line on the floor looks a touch iffy.

    That gas line on the floor looks a touch iffy.
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