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  1. HEAT! Seems when we hit 90 or above, we get a...

    HEAT!

    Seems when we hit 90 or above, we get a run on dead capacitors. Although the morning mine went out wasn't particularly warm...
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    Didn't know the Evcon name is being used anymore....

    Didn't know the Evcon name is being used anymore. Guess it is. One of the many York brands. Biggest negative is York likes to use microchannel coils which are known for more leaks than the fin tube...
  3. Most have time delays BUT most are battery backup...

    Most have time delays BUT most are battery backup so they don't kick in the time delay with a power failure. Only those that are system powered (many wifi stats) will trigger the 5 minute delay with...
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    I was wondering if Rheem still make the 35"...

    I was wondering if Rheem still make the 35" models. That answers the wonder.
  5. Look for Sky Heating. Used to be on here. Good...

    Look for Sky Heating. Used to be on here. Good guy.
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    The blower follows a preset airflow but varies to...

    The blower follows a preset airflow but varies to deliver it. If you want 700 CFM for cooling and several registers are closed, the motor will ramp up tp try to get the airflow the furnace wants....
  7. You need to take temp drop as the air enters the...

    You need to take temp drop as the air enters the furnace or air handler then about 3' from the outlet of the coil or air handler. That says what the system is doing. Can also take at return and...
  8. I just trust Americans the most. Reminds me of 20...

    I just trust Americans the most. Reminds me of 20 years ago, I had 5 recip Climatuffs in a row waiting for warranty credit. What? They never fail. Then I saw the Made in Mexico sticker. A couple...
  9. If you're going to do it, your best luck will be...

    If you're going to do it, your best luck will be Mitsubishi or Fujitsu (who also makes for Rheem). All the Chinese ones scare me. I know the big names use them but still.

    Only trouble with a...
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    They used to sell direct, now through...

    They used to sell direct, now through distribution. I just got one in from Ferguson, if you have them.
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    The blower is variable speed but 2 stage gas...

    The blower is variable speed but 2 stage gas valve which many stats handle. With single stage outdoor unit, no big deal.
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    Good luck getting one! Anyway, since you have...

    Good luck getting one!

    Anyway, since you have the Bee, you have a nice stat now. The Ion could give you a little more control and give you English error messages but probably not enough to...
  13. See what the availability is on Run Tru from...

    See what the availability is on Run Tru from Trane or Ameristar from American Standard on the USA models. Our supplier said Trane had stopped production for a while til they get Tyler up to 100%...
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    The Loonie got both shots of pfizer. No side...

    The Loonie got both shots of pfizer. No side effects either time.

    Elderly friend from church had about 24 hours of misery after 2nd shot then got covid, very mild case. She didn't even think it...
  15. I don't recommend constant fan in humid weather....

    I don't recommend constant fan in humid weather. I've seen a couple instances where the RH% in a home is 10% points higher than with the blower cycling with the A/C. Just my opinion.
  16. We sell a media filter on every job that doesn't...

    We sell a media filter on every job that doesn't have one. Works fine on 2 stage and modulating equipment. If you are getting a 100K 95% furnace, that 20x20 is probably too small. Most are good for...
  17. Since cold air falls, might set the downstairs a...

    Since cold air falls, might set the downstairs a bit warmer so it runs less and the upstairs unit can actually cool both floors in mild weather.

    With 1 exception that I know of, nobody makes a 1 ...
  18. model #?

    model #?
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    GE started the Spine Fain in the early 60s. We...

    GE started the Spine Fain in the early 60s. We had a window unit when I was a kid that had it. They used them on window units til they day of making JUNK in China. Even Zoneline PTACs had them...
  20. The HXA6 and N4A6 are bare bones units. No...

    The HXA6 and N4A6 are bare bones units. No cabinet to protect the coil, no compressor pressure protection switches, no sound deadening. The deluxe units are quieter, have pressure switches, better...
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    The boss just came from a house with a 58SE, the...

    The boss just came from a house with a 58SE, the deluxe Carrier gas furnace of the day. It had a 38CE which was the deluxe version of the canned ham. The water wash air cleaner from the original 50s...
  22. Interlink should be an LG compressor. No idea...

    Interlink should be an LG compressor. No idea where that name came from. Seen Lennox use it before. LG is a big supplier of compressors to Lennox. In fact LG has an ad out saying they won an award...
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    I sure wouldn't pitch a 13 month old anything for...

    I sure wouldn't pitch a 13 month old anything for a coil leak. We'd give a good deal to change out the evap even without an extended labor warranty as a good will gesture.

    Sad to say, as the...
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    1980s round, the last generation. Could be had...

    1980s round, the last generation. Could be had with or without a louvered cabinet. Carlyle recip compressor. Used to be a slug of them around here. The boys took this one out last week. We service a...
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    In my life I've rented 3 places with those...

    In my life I've rented 3 places with those suckers. Last one had an old 38CE which was a deluxe model with 2 speed fan. On high, over 90 usually, you'd except it to take off!
  26. Look out, at least with our supplier, those side...

    Look out, at least with our supplier, those side discharge units are pricey. About anything will be quieter than the XE1100. The old Climatuff recip compressor was virtually bulletproof but about as...
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    If you remove the DATS you'll probably freeze the...

    If you remove the DATS you'll probably freeze the coil.

    They give you a nice furnace but a bare bones zone panel. The 311 can't handle the 2 stage furnace so they use the timer to go from low to...
  28. Gotta handle the return air just right on that...

    Gotta handle the return air just right on that furnace. Can't just slap a filter against the side since the return opening is 14x18 vs 16x25 on a normal furnace. Bottom return is best and no 1"...
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    All aluminum coils are failing in other brands...

    All aluminum coils are failing in other brands too. Our Rheems, also a product of Mexico, are starting to leak. So far had better luck with our American Standard. I think everything is made too cheap.
  30. Thread: Twin Lennox

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    Both blowers must be running or you'll just...

    Both blowers must be running or you'll just recirculate the air and freeze up both cooling coils.
  31. A 1" filter on a 4 ton system is probably .6"...

    A 1" filter on a 4 ton system is probably .6" drop right there. We don't install 1" filter slots. If they don't have a media filter, it's part of the quote.

    Our office 1600 CFM, Aprilaire 20x25...
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    Poppa, sometimes these old posts reincarnate...

    Poppa, sometimes these old posts reincarnate themselves. But 12 years might be a record :D

    On to the subject, the first round came out in 1966. I used to run Radio Shacks and one store had 2...
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    Most have a time delay for cooling but it is...

    Most have a time delay for cooling but it is typically 5 minutes so won't gain you much. Haven't seen one any longer.
  34. I'll make a few comments from dealing with Rheem...

    I'll make a few comments from dealing with Rheem for 30 years...

    I don't trust the Econet's static pressure reading. To get an accurate reading, a tech should use a manometer.
    The RCF N coils...
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    Never had any luck with Carrier distributor...

    Never had any luck with Carrier distributor helping me out. The Bryant distributor tech rep was cooperative. I run my Bryant & Carrier warranties through the Bryant store, no charge. Seems to me if...
  36. Sure Comfort is a Rheem product. We sure haven't...

    Sure Comfort is a Rheem product. We sure haven't had any heat kit issues. Interesting.
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    Outdoor unit is a Carrier. Coils have same model...

    Outdoor unit is a Carrier. Coils have same model #s between brands and the indoor unit is a Bryant. Don't worry about what you have, who knows how it was sized and like pecmsg says, make sure the...
  38. This isn't the time of year to be buying unless...

    This isn't the time of year to be buying unless you are dead. We have a heat wave coming going from 50s to near 90 by the weekend. We'll have more work than we can handle. Prices will reflect that....
  39. That's horsehockey. At our joint, we call our...

    That's horsehockey. At our joint, we call our customers as soon as it is warm enough to check out the systems installed over the winter.
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    That's called twinning. Look for a furnace that...

    That's called twinning. Look for a furnace that has that capability on the control board. Makes it so easy and reliable to have in built in rather than rig something up or buying twinning kit. A...
  41. The old Tranes were very noisy due to the...

    The old Tranes were very noisy due to the Climatuff recip compressor. Those were TANKS but noisy tanks. You have to spend the bucks to get these super quiet units. Even 71 db, which is the entire 14...
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    The part # seem to have some weird stuff in them...

    The part # seem to have some weird stuff in them for sure. Probably dealer's code. RA1636 & RCF3617 are a common match. But for the OP, you won't get 16 or 17 SEER unless you have a matched...
  43. We have one going in, 14 SEER Rheem A/C, requires...

    We have one going in, 14 SEER Rheem A/C, requires the ECM Unico air handler, and ends up with 12 SEER and 1/2 ton less than nominal outdoor unit rating.

    I would think the low airflow might mess...
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    Carrier & Bryant are the same product with...

    Carrier & Bryant are the same product with different cosmetics & model #s. Neither is a better value. It isn't like comparing Toyota to Lexus. They have some really low end stuff in both lines for...
  45. Thread: Financing

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    Rheem has a program that cost nothing to us or...

    Rheem has a program that cost nothing to us or the customer. But I bet that AS program for 60 months is costing a bundle. Our salesman pin down payment up front. They usually build in 3% and then if...
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    Best way is upstairs system in the attic. We do 1...

    Best way is upstairs system in the attic. We do 1 or 2 a year in situations like this. 1.5 or 2 ton A/C, sometimes heat pump, little blower unit and a duct system. Ain't cheap but sure solves the...
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    In our area, high end like that is rare. Our AS...

    In our area, high end like that is rare. Our AS supplier has about 50% of the units in the XV models in stock.

    Since they sell few, the factory is probably concentrating on popular units. That's...
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    Too far to go. But maybe our supply houses will...

    Too far to go. But maybe our supply houses will start the cook outs back up. And Capitol's legendary Christmas roast beef dinner. And our company Christmas dinner...
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    Midea made the Ameristar outdoor units, coils &...

    Midea made the Ameristar outdoor units, coils & air handlers for Trane for a number of years. Our local AS supplier said the A/Cs worked out well, heat pumps had defrosting issues so they didn't...
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    The whole industry has gone down in quality. I...

    The whole industry has gone down in quality. I think a lot is the demand for cheap and rock bottom prices.

    We've sold American Standard for 29 years, same thing as Trane. We have not seen any...
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