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    I did not read everything here, so if this was...

    I did not read everything here, so if this was said I apologize for repeating.

    The simple fact that a contractor comes on this site AFTER working a full day to help homeowners and their fellow...
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    5 ton indoor unit and a 3.5 ton outdoor unit. ...

    5 ton indoor unit and a 3.5 ton outdoor unit.

    You, your tech, need to determine if this is an approved match. If not, and I will presume it is NOT, then any mfr specs are of little use!!!!

    At...
  3. Thread: Is this normal?

    by pacnw
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    Outside temp makes no difference in the operation...

    Outside temp makes no difference in the operation as far as when the unit cycles.
    The thermostat is what SHOULD be turning the equipment on and off based on INDOOR temp setting.
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    Does that unit have a humidity(dehumidify...

    Does that unit have a humidity(dehumidify actually) function?
  5. Thread: Is this normal?

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    I am just going to ask for clarification, you are...

    I am just going to ask for clarification, you are stating that BOTH the indoor unit AND the outdoor units are coming on?

    The "AUTO" setting is set up during installation. If it was not enabled,...
  6. How did you get the compressor back together? ...

    How did you get the compressor back together?

    For that matter, how did you get it apart without damage? :whistle:
  7. I concur with all posts. We are a bit more...

    I concur with all posts.

    We are a bit more persistent on replacing the lineset versus reusing.

    While it may test okay pressure wise now, deterioration inside cannot be determined and what is...
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    You say 5 ton indoor unit, do you mean the coil...

    You say 5 ton indoor unit, do you mean the coil or the furnace/air handler?
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    So I am now more confused. If the compressor was...

    So I am now more confused.
    If the compressor was replaced, or entire unit, because it was stolen then why does he state it was shorted to ground?

    The thought behind this is that the ground was...
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    Hopefully he is just lacking in knowledge. ...

    Hopefully he is just lacking in knowledge.

    Otherwise he is a lying cheating individual.
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    You need your money back!!!! This guy either...

    You need your money back!!!!

    This guy either straight out lied to you or he has no clue and did not provide the service you paid for.

    If this is not the owner of the company, I would call the...
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    I have seen it plenty. Maybe it depends on how...

    I have seen it plenty.

    Maybe it depends on how honest you want to be, entering previous owner info instead of current.
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    The 4 wires with any stat will put you in the...

    The 4 wires with any stat will put you in the same spot as you are now.

    Any thermostat will need additional device to fully control you equipment other than it is now.
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    And once at/near set point should be almost...

    And once at/near set point should be almost unnoticeable.
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    Why fight what advice has been given, use the...

    Why fight what advice has been given, use the Honeywell IAQ to get what you need.

    NEST is sh!t.

    Ecobee is good.

    Either way, you need to understand what you are doing to make this work and by...
  16. Thread: Is this normal?

    by pacnw
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    Exact equipment information needed, thermostat as...

    Exact equipment information needed, thermostat as well.
    Location, where in the world are you?
    Weather conditions there?
  17. How was the old one oriented in the unit?

    How was the old one oriented in the unit?
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    Don't allow them to replace it without...

    Don't allow them to replace it without determining the cause, or trying to.

    Need to verify everything is per mfr instructions for the equipment and location.

    Proper refrigerant piping, wiring,...
  19. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&so...

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiS89_97t7pAhVLHzQIHYCuCvUQFjAPegQICRAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsiglercarrier.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F04%2FDSB14-0025.-Bri...
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    If you insist on the service panel rotated so one...

    If you insist on the service panel rotated so one side of it is against the house, most service guys will hate you!!!!

    Seriously.Think about service in the future.

    As for clearance I would...
  21. Does the system heat or cool? I would say yes,...

    Does the system heat or cool?

    I would say yes, there is a problem. Without a number there, how does it know what to do? Maybe internally it functions, but if it is not displayed that is still a...
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    Don't fix it and simply sell as is. Don't hide...

    Don't fix it and simply sell as is.
    Don't hide the fact.

    Replace the compressor and not the entire a/c system. It may be a similar cost to new, but would not entail additional costs. Compressors...
  23. http://www.ashireporter.org/homeinspection/article...

    http://www.ashireporter.org/homeinspection/articles/let-s-concentrate-on-condensate/1648
    ...
  24. I agree with this post fully. The letters in...

    I agree with this post fully.

    The letters in from of the error code should indicate which piece of equipment it is related to. I just am confused with the Time/Date being associated with the FC...
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    Not aware of any air handler that is a positive...

    Not aware of any air handler that is a positive pressure type(some Trane units now that I think of it don't call for an external trap). With electric, the coil is BEFORE the strip heat so both can...
  26. I would hope that there are more than a handful...

    I would hope that there are more than a handful of techs out there that could do this. I can barely get any info from our local mfr support. The tech is so unknown to most that asking for specific...
  27. Okay, that is what I am suggesting, like the...

    Okay, that is what I am suggesting, like the Fluke HVAC combo, 116/323.

    Those that use the power factor/kw info constantly can use the 323 device.

    Those that are more like the residential...
  28. But does the 550? I don't think it does.

    But does the 550? I don't think it does.
  29. Here's a thought for version 3, if there is any...

    Here's a thought for version 3, if there is any changes in the future:

    Since the idea is to integrate the Redfish meter into the MQ app as seamlessly and with as much accuracy as possible and with...
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    If you are ordering it, then it IS Do It...

    If you are ordering it, then it IS Do It Yourself(DIY).

    The tech should know which one to order.

    Looks like all the info is right there on the part in the photo, why not use that info?
  31. Thread: HVAC leak

    by pacnw
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    Everyone is saying to get another tech. While I...

    Everyone is saying to get another tech. While I agree, you have 2 issues to think about.

    First, it is your landlord(s) responsibility to deal with this if you did not initiate the install and pay...
  32. Unless you understand the complexities of this...

    Unless you understand the complexities of this equipment, a qualified person should be called to remedy the issues.

    I say issues because of the red letter info and airflow.
  33. I guess it boils down to choices, as usual. Do...

    I guess it boils down to choices, as usual.

    Do I want a meter that works with MQ or do I want a meter that will do all I need and I have to input manually into MQ or do I not care about MQ at all....
  34. I believe you can access the recognized equipment...

    I believe you can access the recognized equipment by touching the service icon and scrolling to the equipment summary. Post a photo of that and the model and serial number of the actual equipment for...
  35. Where did you buy the UI? "The thermostat is...

    Where did you buy the UI?

    "The thermostat is brand new bought by me."
  36. If I recall correctly, there is something this...

    If I recall correctly, there is something this meter did not do that was a staple in hvac(like flame sense readings or something). Is that correct or am I misremembering?

    Thanks.

    I, too, am...
  37. It is a matter of the authority having...

    It is a matter of the authority having jurisdiction over a mobile home.

    Many manufacturers do NOT go through the process to get their equipment approved for mobile home use. So, if it does not...
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    Sounds like a sales tech not a service tech has...

    Sounds like a sales tech not a service tech has been visiting your home!

    I would find another company. While there COULD be an issue with the switch or you COULD need a new furnace, there has been...
  39. No other thermostat connected, correct? If no...

    No other thermostat connected, correct? If no other connected then: Either used, like already stated, or defective UI(thermostat).

    As stated, older and newer do not always communicate well. We...
  40. Fairly easy to see into, but very stupid design.

    Fairly easy to see into, but very stupid design.
  41. There is a company in my area rumored to do this...

    There is a company in my area rumored to do this very thing to bring about a chargeable service call. Very sad either way!!
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    We need none. You need to have someone ONSITE...

    We need none.

    You need to have someone ONSITE check this.

    If the installing company admitted they have little/no clue, find someone else.

    There is a contractor locator map section, just...
  43. Thread: Lennox Capacitor

    by pacnw
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    Read the wiring schematic on the unit. :whistle:

    Read the wiring schematic on the unit. :whistle:
  44. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&so...

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwj0y8-p2czpAhXYrZ4KHSuqABMQFjACegQIBBAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsiglercarrier.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F05%2Fdsb14-0004.pdf&...
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    Too many things to even give a guess at without...

    Too many things to even give a guess at without being there.
    TXV
    airflow
    settings

    And sub categories of those things and sub sub categories of those, etc

    This is not the run of the mill...
  46. Thread: AHU/RTU Combo

    by pacnw
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    Then not only does he have zero business being in...

    Then not only does he have zero business being in this trade, he is a moron!!!!!

    Zero common sense and knowledge of basic unit operation.
  47. capacitor load test on Supco app always shows failed

    The answer in not "buy the new Redfish meter". :LOL::LOL:

    I have the 510 with the 333 clamp.

    Anytime I try a capacitor load test it fails. The math equation shows good and the non load test...
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    No need for a combustion analysis on that...

    No need for a combustion analysis on that particular model and vintage. The manufacturer requests one for warranty purposes. If it is bad, like yours, I just write non operational.

    I knew it was...
  49. Full model number. There are several dealer...

    Full model number.

    There are several dealer service bulletins, if this is the model I think it is, that address this issue.
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    You need to shut this down NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! The...

    You need to shut this down NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The smell in the house is dangerous and could be deadly!!!!!!!

    Call a professional and get it checked out. Preferably call a Carrier or Bryant...
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