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  1. Most I've seen have a lever or something that...

    Most I've seen have a lever or something that opens a small door to draw in outside air. If you have black ash on the outside that sounds like soot from diesel engines, oxidized nitrogen. Which...
  2. Thread: Bemused

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    How do you know how many watts it was using...

    How do you know how many watts it was using before you measured it. 600 watts is only 2.7A @ 220 volts. You could easily call it 2.0 amps when you cancel out the condenser and evap fan motors, or...
  3. But he would be ok letting it drain on the garage...

    But he would be ok letting it drain on the garage floor where any one could slip and hurt themselves? Run, donít walk, away.....you donít even want to know about the stuff he does that he doesnít...
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    Iím sorry your getting some poor service but this...

    Iím sorry your getting some poor service but this thread has been cracking me up. Was the blower motor not running while it was being tested? Trying to figure out why they replaced that. You donít...
  5. Could be that their installers are paid by the...

    Could be that their installers are paid by the job, so if duct tape wonít take care of it, it doesnít get done. Iíd keep looking, as this isnít giving me a warm and fuzzy feeling. A second drain is...
  6. Why not just have enough solar panels to cover...

    Why not just have enough solar panels to cover your daytime usage like everybody else that has solar? Your panels are only going to produce max wattage for a few hours of the day with the right...
  7. Thatís just dumb

    Thatís just dumb
  8. Thread: Bemused

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    Because inverters will ramp up and down in...

    Because inverters will ramp up and down in capacity, where as a window unit just runs on one speed. Any measurement of power consumption on an inverter has to be paired with what percent of...
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    Downshot wall a/c's

    Has anyone seen a thru the wall a/c that could be mounted on the roof, just like on an RV? Trying to propose cooling for a small atm room. I don't really want to use an exhaust fan and depressurize...
  10. The dc compressors in inverter units are using in...

    The dc compressors in inverter units are using in the neighborhood of 300-400 vcd to operate. Your not going to get by using control voltages. Could you do it, yea. But building something reliable...
  11. Thread: Bemused

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    Is your friend turning it off during the day and...

    Is your friend turning it off during the day and turning it back on when they get home during the hottest part of the day? That would put it under a heavy load, drawing more wattage. 5.5A is...
  12. Unless itís against code in your area, thereís no...

    Unless itís against code in your area, thereís no good reason not to do as you requested. Hell, they suggested creating a slip and fall for your aunt by draining it onto the garage floor! If they...
  13. I had to prove that this is true with a couple of...

    I had to prove that this is true with a couple of roommates when I first got in the trade. Found if I kept it at 80 while at work and had it turn down to 75, an hour before I got home, I saved about...
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    How many cfm is this fan rated for? My guess is...

    How many cfm is this fan rated for? My guess is that its rated cfm is only .with the 6" duct and that may only be 'x' amount of distance vertically or horizontally. All the homes I've seen the...
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    Let us know how it goes

    Let us know how it goes
  16. Then forget about the twist locks and have them...

    Then forget about the twist locks and have them make it a down shot. Just about every RTU is adaptable to change airflow from horizontal to vertical. Basically they remove the elbow coming out of...
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    Sounds like witchcraft to me

    Sounds like witchcraft to me
  18. Recommend having the heat exchanger inspected on...

    Recommend having the heat exchanger inspected on the furnace before replacement. Better to know now how deep the rabbit hole goes before thereís a cold snap and you find out the furnace needs...
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    It might, it might only de-energize it if you...

    It might, it might only de-energize it if you turn it to heat.
  20. I can smell the BS from here. Danger Will...

    I can smell the BS from here. Danger Will Robinson! Hacks have infiltrated your home! FYI thereís a number of other things besides a txv that will freeze up a evap coil
  21. If the air is being pushed out of the blower thru...

    If the air is being pushed out of the blower thru the coil then itís positive pressure, if the air is being pulled thru the coil and into the blower then itís negative pressure. If you have a gas...
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    We only offered it because customers are aware of...

    We only offered it because customers are aware of it. I would strongly advise against it which was usually good enough, but every once in awhile youíd get a customer that knew better, still made...
  23. Did the guy who replaced the motor, also replace...

    Did the guy who replaced the motor, also replace the run cap, check for correct voltage under load, perform an amp test on the motor? I think heís trying to sell you parts, frankly. If the...
  24. Thread: Which one?

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    Did you mean the Daikin 3 ton or the Amana 2.5...

    Did you mean the Daikin 3 ton or the Amana 2.5 ton?
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    Then itís probably the reversing valve which is...

    Then itís probably the reversing valve which is always energized in cooling, except for Rheem/Rudd, who energize the valve in heating. Simple way to tell is when itís cycled off, turn the breakers...
  26. Thread: Which one?

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    I didnít know anyone made a 6 ton for...

    I didnít know anyone made a 6 ton for residential. Amana is fine, they are owned by Daikin. Worry about your contractor, online reviews are bought and paid for so Iíd be asking friends and family...
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    Do you have a heat pump? Straight ac will not...

    Do you have a heat pump? Straight ac will not have a reversing valve and I donít think it has a transformer. Those panels are to protect the coils from flying objects and are somewhat flimsy
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    Is this a sheet metal panel or just metal rods...

    Is this a sheet metal panel or just metal rods that intersect vertically and horizontally? They both are going to be pretty close to the coil but shouldnít touch, hard to tell if itís a problem...
  29. Is there a utility sink in the garage? Usually...

    Is there a utility sink in the garage? Usually the secondary drains into a sink or in front of a window to let the homeowner know something is wrong. This way it won't shut it down but she can call...
  30. There are to many variables to say how much...

    There are to many variables to say how much replacing any part of your system should cost but a txv is usually replaceable and cheaper than a coil. I'm not sure from your description what you got...
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    Are they not consulting with a hvac manufacturer...

    Are they not consulting with a hvac manufacturer on this one? I think youíll need a belt driven blower to reach that kind of pressure. Iíd think that running that much negative pressure thru a...
  32. The non side discharge condensers will require...

    The non side discharge condensers will require 12Ē minimum of free space before a wall or fence for the system to breathe and minimum 30Ē of free space in front of the condensers service panel so it...
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    Youíll burn the motor up, manufacturers spec...

    Youíll burn the motor up, manufacturers spec usually max static pressure of 0.7Ē WC for variable speed motors, preferably 0.5Ē WC. If you could find a motor that would work at the kind of static...
  34. Like most things in life it can work fine if done...

    Like most things in life it can work fine if done right, and Iíve only seen it done right a few times and done wrong a lot more. Is your ductwork in the attic underneath or does it go into the side...
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    A/H has access doors/panels on one side for...

    A/H has access doors/panels on one side for service techs to work on. Large components like coils and motors must slide in and out of the cabinet to be repaired/replaced. First picture the panels...
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    Whatís warranty work? The equipment that hasn't...

    Whatís warranty work? The equipment that hasn't been installed yet? What happened?
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    I wouldnít touch the line set if itís under a...

    I wouldnít touch the line set if itís under a labor warranty. If you break it theyíll probably say itís on you. Iíd tell them thatís not acceptable work and to run it properly so you and other...
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    Hopefully it just leaked out the refrigerant,...

    Hopefully it just leaked out the refrigerant, honestly if that stuff worked without negative side effects, the manufacturers would install it in all their equipment to get them out of the 10 years...
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    Land of the mullet, I wouldnít hold my breath. ...

    Land of the mullet, I wouldnít hold my breath. Code only means they wonít legally let you do it any worse. It doesnít have to be way up there, but weíll supported, where items wonít be thrown on...
  40. You could have outside air leaking into the...

    You could have outside air leaking into the return duct or from around the hole the return grille is fitted into. Also could just be reading the moisture on the coil re-evaporating into the air...
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    Thatís sloppy and will definitely catch feet. ...

    Thatís sloppy and will definitely catch feet. Tell them you want the line set hung from the rafters before someone face plants into a rafter.
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    Iíve seen some that come with a little hose you...

    Iíve seen some that come with a little hose you hook to the LL to push the contents into the low side. Hope you didnít blow out the compressor valves or wash out the bearings
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    Tell your contractor what you want to do because...

    Tell your contractor what you want to do because it will be much cheaper to run, than having all 30kw come on every time. He should be able to do what you want no problem. If you need to slow walk...
  44. If itís just the one room thatís not comfy you...

    If itís just the one room thatís not comfy you can try doing a room by room duct balancing. As youíve found out your ductwork is a joke. Every 2 story home Iíve been in is the same way, so if...
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    Sure, take a picture of the inside if it looks...

    Sure, take a picture of the inside if it looks like airflow was compromised
  46. Mold grows dang near everywhere but only a couple...

    Mold grows dang near everywhere but only a couple kinds have any negative effect on people. Unless the warranty company sent in a sample then they are using your fear against you. I wouldnít let...
  47. so What are you actually measuring? Again, no...

    so What are you actually measuring? Again, no one makes a blower motor that uses 1-2 watts. That little of power draw would easily fall into a multi meters range of plus or minus for accuracy. If...
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    I wouldnít think a 1/4Ē per side would affect...

    I wouldnít think a 1/4Ē per side would affect operation as long as itís airtight, which tape is not. Did they just not bother measuring the stand before biding the equipment?
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    Is there a reason a heat pump couldnít be used? ...

    Is there a reason a heat pump couldnít be used? This would free up a lot of space using a airhandler instead of a furnace and coil
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    How much sweat are we talking, is the compressor...

    How much sweat are we talking, is the compressor sweating? Just a couple drops from the txv or suction line? You'd think it would throw a code if it was operating with floodback. Probably best to...
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