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    The main large door has rails on the back side in...

    The main large door has rails on the back side in order to help align. Something is not right to have that much gap. -OR- the refrigerant tubing door is crush inward.
    The Logo panel doesn’t have to...
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    The large door can bulge a little, but that looks...

    The large door can bulge a little, but that looks like the alignment bracket on the back of the door isn’t aligned. Also, the refrigerant tubes don’t have the rubber seals on them. They didn’t turn...
  3. Wait to cap until you route the furnace intake...

    Wait to cap until you route the furnace intake outdoors. The open pipes will supply a little positive air into the space. Better to have a crawl under positive air pressure than negative.
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    If the house were in a vacuum there wouldn’t be...

    If the house were in a vacuum there wouldn’t be much, if any air inside. You wouldn’t get much energy transfer if you’re not moving air.
    I think you mean if the house had impermeable walls. Yes,...
  5. I agree with m singer, you will have some drop...

    I agree with m singer, you will have some drop initially from pressure balance and temperature adjustment. Also, don’t forget if your using a digital pressure gauge you could see electrical drift. ...
  6. With the old Appion VCRT’s I used to be able to...

    With the old Appion VCRT’s I used to be able to get down to a 0 decay rate pretty frequently unless it was an old system repair vacuum or existing tubing. Since, I’ve purchased two new sets of the...
  7. I used to remove the evaporator door and hold a...

    I used to remove the evaporator door and hold a Plexiglass plate over the opening. Then watch how the water traveled into the ducting.
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    I have the Spin Flare and Spin Swage. I used...

    I have the Spin Flare and Spin Swage. I used both, but then got the Hilmor orbital flare tool and quit using the Spin Flare I just didn’t like the off center flares. Did they hold, yeah, but....
    I...
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    Just watched the video. At the end of the video...

    Just watched the video. At the end of the video the guy says, "gimme a yella wire, and a common" for straight cooling. He grabs the blue wire when he said common, but never says blue.
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    Are you a technician, or a homeowner DIY...

    Are you a technician, or a homeowner DIY installation?
    If you're looking for serious wiring advice, and you are a certified technician. Build up your post count to 15 and apply for Pro membership. ...
  11. What are you riding? What association? I did...

    What are you riding? What association? I did WERA/ CCS/ FUSA/ AMA for about 10 years, but retired in '07. Eastcoast here though. VIR, Road Atlanta, Summit Point, etc..
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    Did you wire it first, blow a fuse and then go...

    Did you wire it first, blow a fuse and then go back to the manual?
  13. If you're looking for quiet, go with the XC80 and...

    If you're looking for quiet, go with the XC80 and XV18. It's actually a shorter than the XR17 and is extremely quiet. Not to mention it's a 700 stage unit and more efficient.
    Dimensions: XR17...
  14. I bought the YJ adjustable wrench this year after...

    I bought the YJ adjustable wrench this year after a bit of testing, I use it on every flared install. At first, I thought it was over tightening the flare nuts. Come to find out the wrench works...
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    SRL8 outperformed my Dtek Select today.

    Iíve had the SRL8 for around 3 years and my Dtek Select for around 2 years. Both are lightly used and well kept.
    I noticed the SRL8 was losing some performance around the 1 year old point. So, I...
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    Just goes to show you the EPA is a big pile of...

    Just goes to show you the EPA is a big pile of crap gov’t agency. They threaten to fine any licensed contractor not following specific rules and regulations for handling R22 refrigerant, yet will...
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    Used it again a couple days ago, no issues. No...

    Used it again a couple days ago, no issues. No other BT devices were connected at the time the issues occurred. I have a brand new +Pro in the box. Still using the old one, never had any issues...
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    You can also fit a standard AC with a...

    You can also fit a standard AC with a desuperheater. The better quality plate exchangers are expensive though. Strongly advise cupronickel with any option using a salt pool.
  19. (Sorry didn’t see you had already replaced the...

    (Sorry didn’t see you had already replaced the equipment. Definitely sounds like a “sharpened pencil” job. “Sharpening your pencil” is another way to say “cut corners “.)

    I do think you should...
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    The way I explain to my customers; if you have...

    The way I explain to my customers; if you have floor vents go with the XC95m, if you have ceiling vents go with the 2 stage.

    Also, I agree with Dan, you have a large area to allow one system to...
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    BluVac app keeps disconnecting.

    I got a new iPhone 11, 14.4.2 version.
    BluVac+Pro app version 0.2.30

    Wondering why itís disconnecting intermittently. Not turning off just losing BT connection.
    Anyone else having this issue?
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    Iíve been using an iPhone 6S for years with...

    Iíve been using an iPhone 6S for years with Joblink, they do drop, but almost always reconnect. I just upgraded to an iPhone 11 and I think it works a bit better than the 6S did.
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    Most all electronic pressure sensors will drift...

    Most all electronic pressure sensors will drift from zero while in operation causing the displayed measurement to also drift from actual. This drift adds to the inaccuracies and I highly doubt drift...
  24. Variable speed condenser with 2 ducted air...

    Variable speed condenser with 2 ducted air handlers. If they are a Trane dealer, then you can get the Mitsubishi brand through them, as Trane and Mitsubishi have merged.

    I like zoning as well. ...
  25. You can use either panel. I’ve used both on a 2...

    You can use either panel.
    I’ve used both on a 2 stage system and both worked just fine. I typically have to make some ducting modifications, but that’s the norm.

    As for the equipment, I would...
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    I have them and use them frequently. My only...

    I have them and use them frequently. My only gripe is the drift. They’re easy to reset though. They do seem to drift together, so the differential stays pretty constant like the SDMN5.
  27. Pictures and measurements! :worthless:

    Pictures and measurements!
    :worthless:
  28. The best cost savings is not to run the system. ...

    The best cost savings is not to run the system. Why on Earth would you buy a high efficiency system if you didnít intend to run it to be comfortable?
    If you were looking at maximum ROI you should...
  29. I went with Vantech H1 ladder rack system. Cost...

    I went with Vantech H1 ladder rack system. Cost was $332 total with promo code. Done deal. Now I don’t have to bother with some makeshift POS ladder rack.
  30. Looking for a budget ladder rack for Transit cargo

    I have a 2017 Transit Cargo short wheel base that I’m looking to install a ladder rack.
    It’s use will be on rare occasions, so I don’t need something that I will keep a ladder on 24/7. Just...
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    You made a great choice, no lugging around a...

    You made a great choice, no lugging around a manifold and no connecting hoses that increase cross contamination risk. I would buy another FP set tomorrow of they broke, but they still work just fine...
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    Yep, I pay more for Bryant, and Rheem than I do...

    Yep, I pay more for Bryant, and Rheem than I do Trane.

    Don’t focus on Price. Focus on which dealer cares about doing the right thing for you. Which dealer spent time to discuss what you want,...
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    Trane doesn't offer a 10 year labor warranty...

    Trane doesn't offer a 10 year labor warranty directly. It is through a 3rd part insurance company. $$$$$$

    I'm a Trane dealer, but I'm not listed either. They want big money from high volume,...
  34. Mitsubishi Multi-split heat pump units are pricey...

    Mitsubishi Multi-split heat pump units are pricey but they work well if they’re installed properly. They cool and dehumidify very well, and heat great too. Just wondering why you’re using the H2i...
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    I’ve sold quite a few Trane modulating furnaces,...

    I’ve sold quite a few Trane modulating furnaces, and even installed one in my own home. They work great, I have personal experience in both respects. I LOVE my XC95m.

    Here’s the way I look at...
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    I was looking at selling a set of 1/2” Appion...

    I was looking at selling a set of 1/2” Appion hoses and a BluVac+Pro for $250 + actual shipping cost. They’re used, but still work perfectly. I bought a whole new set up, and haven’t taken the new...
  37. The SLR8 works fine if you replace the sensor...

    The SLR8 works fine if you replace the sensor every year. I have one that was great at first and then started losing sensitivity. It just needs a new sensor. I went and bought a D-Tek Select. Iíve...
  38. What are you willing to pay? Where do you see a...

    What are you willing to pay? Where do you see a law, code, or ordinance that states only a PE stamp is acceptable? I guess it must depend on the jurisdiction. That isn’t the case in VA.
  39. The whole outdoor coil is after the txv.

    The whole outdoor coil is after the txv.
  40. If this is the case, you likely don’t have a...

    If this is the case, you likely don’t have a timed defrost and do have a demand defrost. The issue still remains that you either have a restriction, coil design, or improper charge, where your coil...
  41. Are there zone valves? If so, are you certain...

    Are there zone valves? If so, are you certain they’re fully opening?

    I like to install a purge circuit, that isolates the boiler components from the radiant piping. Purging and cleaning is...
  42. Poor defrost control design, if this unit still...

    Poor defrost control design, if this unit still uses the timed defrost. We had a lot of rain this winter with near freezing temperatures. We received quite a few defrost issues with this same...
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    A few comments. Yes, you can run 290 cfm,...

    A few comments.
    Yes, you can run 290 cfm, because you can run a 2 ton down as low as 0.5 ton at 25% speed.
    No it’s not displaying cfm/ton, it’s requested cfm, and calculate cfm.
    290 would be about...
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    I still like Testo stuff especially when it comes...

    I still like Testo stuff especially when it comes to airflow metering. If they can improve the range and connection stability that would help. I still think the narrow flexible air probe of the...
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    Yep, that’s what I used for physics class for lab...

    Yep, that’s what I used for physics class for lab experiments. Been a while since I had to write in Excel though. It would plot graphs and all.
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    Is testo gonna take over fp for smart probe...

    Is testo gonna take over fp for smart probe popularity, or is fp gonna up their game too?
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    Yes, but very pricey. How well do they work with...

    Yes, but very pricey. How well do they work with insertion losses? Ideally filter back grilles are 300fpm, but we all know that’s a rarity especially in residential applications.

    Never mind, I...
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    Random assumptions are made with regard to...

    Random assumptions are made with regard to methods of anemometer data collection.

    I donít believe there is a clear set of instructions provided by any vane anemometer mfg in order to provide...
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    What are you hoping to gain? What type of...

    What are you hoping to gain?
    What type of system do you have now?
    What would you wish to improve on your current system?
    How are these options going to satisfy your comfort concerns?
    That is...
  50. I install these thermostats more than any other...

    I install these thermostats more than any other stat, and yes I would also say have them connect the BK terminal to the equipment.
    They have an extra wire, so what’s the big deal?
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