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    Anybody know of a short air handler?

    I have a real tight situation for a change out.

    I need to find an air handler that is less than 36" tall.

    This will need to be 4 position so I can do a horizonal.

    I think Rheem/Russ used to...
  2. Never looked at it that way, but if I think about...

    Never looked at it that way, but if I think about it, you are correct.
  3. Interesting Terry, I do pretty much the same....

    Interesting Terry,

    I do pretty much the same. If they ask How Much before I get started that is a red flag.

    Sometimes I give a ball park about if they ask, but most of the time they just want...
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    Thank You!

    Thank You!
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    Couldn't there be a restriction further...

    Couldn't there be a restriction further downstream? Like a filter/dryer inside at the evap coil or even a plugged TXV?

    Wouldn't the restriction stack subcooled refrigerant back to the condenser?
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    Couldn't there be a restriction further...

    Couldn't there be a restriction further downstream? Like a filter/dryer inside at the evap coil or even a plugged TXV?

    Wouldn't the restriction stack subcooled refrigerant back to the condenser?
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    They were hardy beasts, weren't they?

    They were hardy beasts, weren't they?
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    The quietest system that I know of would be a...

    The quietest system that I know of would be a Bosch.
  9. Thread: OK. I give up!

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    But that does not explain the higher supply temp....

    But that does not explain the higher supply temp. That is what really has me stumped.

    Even if there is a leak or kink, where is this hot air coming from?

    I will see if I can stop by tomorrow...
  10. Thread: OK. I give up!

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    I guess it is possible, but unlikely. Top takeoff...

    I guess it is possible, but unlikely. Top takeoff from ductboard to 5' flex duct (in joust cavity) to floor boot.
  11. Thread: OK. I give up!

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    Good point. I thought about that. May not even be...

    Good point. I thought about that. May not even be my issue. Might have to do with something the dry waller did.



    No branch. This supply run comes right off the main trunk running along the...
  12. Thread: OK. I give up!

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    OK. I give up!

    This one really has me baffled.

    My install several months ago. Gas furnace with a/c in basement 2 returns in the wall. Floor supplies in each room. Works fine in heat. A/c season starts and there...
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    But I think a lot of those old systems had...

    But I think a lot of those old systems had undersized vapor lines which increased velocity.
  14. When you set up the Bosch for the Durham...

    When you set up the Bosch for the Durham property, you set the dipswitch for 2 ton. It will modulate down to the demand of 1.5 tons if that is what is requited.

    Bosch only makes 3 & 5 ton outdoor...
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    AFAIK, it would be a violation of the HIPAA Law....

    AFAIK, it would be a violation of the HIPAA Law.

    You would be exposing your heath info.
  16. I am wondering with units on 3 separate floors,...

    I am wondering with units on 3 separate floors, what is the total overall length of the copper refrigerant lines. I think there is a limit to how long the lines can be. The system comes pre-charged...
  17. Are you getting any flashing lights on the indoor...

    Are you getting any flashing lights on the indoor unit?
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    My bet is that you have a ductwork issue. With...

    My bet is that you have a ductwork issue.

    With a variable speed blower motor, if there is some restriction in air flow, the motor will ramp up and try to overcome the ductwork issue.
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    Need someone to do a Manual J & D.

    Need someone to do a Manual J & D.
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    That is what I do. Never needed a puller.

    That is what I do. Never needed a puller.
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    Oh come on now, they are not really that hard to...

    Oh come on now, they are not really that hard to fix. Just need to take your time.

    I have not had a big problem with service on mini's.
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    Thanks Jim, I could not remember the name on...

    Thanks Jim,

    I could not remember the name on the control. There are probably others as well.
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    The mini is Mitsubishi Not sure of the...

    The mini is Mitsubishi

    Not sure of the controller. But it looked pretty specialized for that purpose.
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    Where does he say this is for refrigeration? I...

    Where does he say this is for refrigeration?

    I gave a customer that has a mini split for a walk in cooler. Keeps 34 degrees just fine. Has an added controller to make it work.
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    What I have to tell my customers is, "Forget the...

    What I have to tell my customers is, "Forget the temperatures that the thermostat is displaying, set it where you feel comfortable." The temperature display means nothing.

    Here are a few wild...
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    Are you able to catch it in the act of tripping?...

    Are you able to catch it in the act of tripping?

    Does it trip when the compressor tries to com on or is it after a long run time?

    I was at a unit years ago with a similar issue. I could not...
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    Of Course.

    Of Course.
  28. Is this a big box store thermostat. If so throw...

    Is this a big box store thermostat. If so throw it out and get a real one.
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    What is your TESP? Just had on like that. Evap...

    What is your TESP?

    Just had on like that. Evap coil plugged solid with dog hair on top od oil furnace. Big pain.
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    Some of the Trane units I have worked on had some...

    Some of the Trane units I have worked on had some sort of filter (about 1/4 the size of a filter dryer). I think it was just a filter.
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    I have seen this as well. Normally in the side...

    I have seen this as well. Normally in the side panel where the revering valve is.
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    You will get more condensation once your system...

    You will get more condensation once your system sees longer run time.
  33. Thanks Jacob, Makes sense now. Those places...

    Thanks Jacob,

    Makes sense now.

    Those places must be really leaky.

    I have put in many with no "Extra Low Temp Heating" (I do Fujitsu) in an area where the low is 8 degrees and have never had...
  34. Jacob, I have been curious why in your...

    Jacob,

    I have been curious why in your environment you are putting in Hyper-Heat systems.

    Does it really get that cold where you are to require that extra heating capacity?

    Just curious.
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    Check your gaskets. Last time I had a similar...

    Check your gaskets.

    Last time I had a similar issue to yours, one og the rubber gaskets fell out of the hoses.

    What a relief to find that, it was driving me nuts.
  36. Thread: Tub-o-towels

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    Thanks corny. I will check it out.

    Thanks corny.

    I will check it out.
  37. Thread: Tub-o-towels

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    Have not seem them around these parts. But I may...

    Have not seem them around these parts. But I may start to look harder.

    One thing about Scrubs is they do not like freezing weather. They turn into cardboard, useless.
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    Only if they know what they are doing.

    Only if they know what they are doing.
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    I can get most equipment at my local distributors...

    I can get most equipment at my local distributors cheaper than the online stores. I would prefer to pay a little more to buy locally. I like to see their smiling faces.

    Doesn't your distributor...
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    I have never had an issue with an "N" coil. Have...

    I have never had an issue with an "N" coil. Have dozens running with no leaks over the past 10 years.
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    I would not put a mini-split in a greasy...

    I would not put a mini-split in a greasy environment.
  42. You have 2 stories to your house. You need 2...

    You have 2 stories to your house. You need 2 separate systems.

    That is the best and most economical solution.

    With 2 floors you have 2 separate environments.
  43. This is what I use......

    This is what I use......
  44. Thread: Recovery tanks

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    We get paid for clean recovered refrigerant. Just...

    We get paid for clean recovered refrigerant. Just needs to be all the same type in each tank. May $1 or so a lb.
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    I wouldn't work without one on the truck. Saved...

    I wouldn't work without one on the truck. Saved my but a few times. Had one for years now.

    On new installs I use combustion gas leak detector and soapy bubbles, just to make sure.

    Call me...
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    Couldn't you just use a combustion gas leak...

    Couldn't you just use a combustion gas leak detector?

    I know... another tool, but not 5 bills.
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    I think you really need to find out what is...

    I think you really need to find out what is killing those boards. Is it surge, over voltage or even salt from the ocean.

    See if you can find the manufacturer's rep that handles that area of the...
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    I think garyed gave him the answer he was looking...

    I think garyed gave him the answer he was looking for.

    More on the complex site than simple.
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    I had a similar problem with a Bryant. Check to...

    I had a similar problem with a Bryant. Check to make sure that the igniter is in the path of the gas when the valve opens. I had to bend it slightly so the gas hit the hot HSI.
  50. That is a really cool way of getting proper...

    That is a really cool way of getting proper combustion. I have had difficulty at times with gas furnaces getting the combustion levels I want to see and no way to adjust them.

    Very Cool indeed.
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