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    Isnt that what the helper is for? If I can, I...

    Isnt that what the helper is for?

    If I can, I tape first then put that thing in the closet.
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    I have the G5 twin. Only problem I had was when I...

    I have the G5 twin. Only problem I had was when I turned it on with the recovery tank valve closed. It sprung a leak in the condensor, which was VERY easy to repair myself. I have used the G5 twin...
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    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=vimeo+three+s...

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=vimeo+three+stooges+plumbing&view=detail&mid=448535BC9DC9ABCA16BE448535BC9DC9ABCA16BE&FORM=VIRE
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    I have had this happen to a hanging propane...

    I have had this happen to a hanging propane furnace in a greenhouse. Furance is way oversized for the space, we had to bring in fresh air to avoid starving the flame, now I see why it has the...
  5. I thought the vibration was at the Air Handler?

    I thought the vibration was at the Air Handler?
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    Oh, and always charge enough for a job to be...

    Oh, and always charge enough for a job to be worth the headaches it will cause, that way if they do say yes, the extra money is there.
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    Depends, is the furnace safe to operate? Is the...

    Depends, is the furnace safe to operate? Is the heat exchanger in good condition? Cant answer those questions without moving the water softener. As others stated, include that work in in your bid,...
  8. Thread: NEW BRAND!!!

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    These are builders models for the track home...

    These are builders models for the track home market. You know, the subdivisions where all the houses look the same just flipped the other way.

    DO be aware that unlike the traditional Tranes, the...
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    Still hear, but have never been a big poster...

    Still hear, but have never been a big poster...
  10. Try Venstar. Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk

    Try Venstar.

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  11. Adtek Software, ACCU-Load program. Easy to use...

    Adtek Software, ACCU-Load program. Easy to use and affordable.
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    https://rectorseal.com/product/ez-trap-100-series-...

    https://rectorseal.com/product/ez-trap-100-series-waterless/

    that's the link to a product being marketed, to prevent freezing or drying out of the trap.
    Now this won't work in your installing the...
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    Are waterless traps code compliant?

    Are waterless traps code compliant?
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    AmRad capacitors. They also make the Turbo...

    AmRad capacitors. They also make the Turbo series. Pretty much all I install now

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  15. Thread: Just venting

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    That would be collusion. Sent from my S60...

    That would be collusion.

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    That would not be covered, that is owner...

    That would not be covered, that is owner negligence.
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    I met a guy at a conference who does the testing....

    I met a guy at a conference who does the testing. He charges 150 per hour, stays on the job with the crew so they can seal and test for pass. Now this is part of his home energy business, coupled...
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    With the right duct blaster, you can do the...

    With the right duct blaster, you can do the residential test, but as far as what test standard to use, I am still looking into that. The Minneapolis Duct blaster has interchangeable rings to be able...
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    809884 I am still learning all this myself,...

    809884

    I am still learning all this myself, the above article does a decent job explaining, check out the The Energy Conservatory website: look under support, they have a lot resources their. ...
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    From Tim Johnson, Chief Building inspector for...

    From Tim Johnson, Chief Building inspector for Tyler,
    "The duct leakage testing is covered in the Energy code.In the City of Tyler the tests have to be done by a third party inspector.
    We require...
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    You are right, the leakage should be small, but...

    You are right, the leakage should be small, but how many installers out there actually do it right?
    I have heard of California going for a super low allowable limit for duct leakage, causing the...
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    My jurisdiction goes by the International Energy...

    My jurisdiction goes by the International Energy Code of 2012 or 2017. In that standard, all new air moving systems, whether residential or commercial shall be sealed. This has to be verified by a...
  23. If you have any questions about ductwork, get a...

    If you have any questions about ductwork, get a duct blaster test done. Only way to prove the ducts don't leak, now the test does nothing to address undersized or oversized (very rare) duct systems....
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    Turning the system on off repeatedly from...

    Turning the system on off repeatedly from thermostat also causes damage. Hopefully your system has a protection circuit for the compressor. explain to the next tech that they may need to stay awhile...
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    Have your new tech check the outside unit for...

    Have your new tech check the outside unit for proper operation in all modes.
  26. Good to hear he did the right thing.

    Good to hear he did the right thing.
  27. Replace. Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk

    Replace.

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  28. When you find an actual qualified tech, let him...

    When you find an actual qualified tech, let him know that little breaker has tripped multiple times, it will need to be replaced as well. But unless this system is ancient, it is fixable, and it is...
  29. According the most residential building codes,...

    According the most residential building codes, you will need to have a Manual J Load Calculation done. This is required even for system replacement. As far as the furnace, an 80% is just fine, maybe...
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    To get the full benefit of variable speed air...

    To get the full benefit of variable speed air conditioning you will need to use the thermostat from the manufacturer of the equipment. If you wish to keep your ecobee, go with 2 stage conventional...
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    Why am I not surprised? :LOL:

    Why am I not surprised? :LOL:
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    You can turn off the outside fan, as mentioned...

    You can turn off the outside fan, as mentioned earlier, but you will not be able to recreate the issue. If it is running fine in cooling mode, I would wait for either a really cool evening, or...
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    Is that a Supco hard start kit?

    Is that a Supco hard start kit?
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    BTW, I teach all my students how to do this, this...

    BTW, I teach all my students how to do this, this should be in the Wall of Pride.
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    I hope that thing is secured to the unit...

    I hope that thing is secured to the unit somehow....hate to see it fall over! :angel:

    Can you imagine the look on the next sales techs face to open that panel up!
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    Is the airflow set correctly for the heat mode?...

    Is the airflow set correctly for the heat mode? Airflow may be too low, remember that in heat mode the inside unit turns into the condenser and the outside unit turns into the evaporator.

    Now,...
  37. Most new codes do not allow for using the joist...

    Most new codes do not allow for using the joist space for a plenum. He needs to seal the walls of the "plenum"
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    HVAC calc....but that is not ACCA licensed and or...

    HVAC calc....but that is not ACCA licensed and or endorsement. Still a great program.

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    Bulb placement does affect the valve operation. I...

    Bulb placement does affect the valve operation. I have moved a bulb from the bottom to the manufacturer recommend position and the TXV stopped hunting....thermal contact with pipe and good insulation...
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    That is correct, but as I pull the bulb off the...

    That is correct, but as I pull the bulb off the line to braze, it does not bother me. I think Trane is the only one who ships it installed, which means some installers are overheating the bulb...
  41. Contact the state board that governs HVAC...

    Contact the state board that governs HVAC companies. Their tech admitted to causing the problem. If they do not try to make it right, lawyer up...
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    Bulb should be place either between 2 and 5...

    Bulb should be place either between 2 and 5 o'clock position or the 7 and 10 o'clock position. NEVER on top or on bottom of pipe. It needs to be insulated. Once you do this verify subcooling. ~8-10...
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    You should have told the tech, that yes the lines...

    You should have told the tech, that yes the lines are dry! YOU haven't brazed the copper lines in the attic YET!

    Seems to be a communication error or just they sent a "sales-tech" to do the job...
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    This is why I do not work with builders or new...

    This is why I do not work with builders or new construction. Too much time up front to do it right that they do not want to compensate for.
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    Sizing ductwork is based on an accurate ACCA...

    Sizing ductwork is based on an accurate ACCA Manual J Load Calculation, this will provide the required CFM per room of the house, in both heating and cooling. The contractor then takes that info into...
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    Is there a limitation to the gage of wire the...

    Is there a limitation to the gage of wire the wire tracers can be used on?
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    We size airflow for the higher of the two. The...

    We size airflow for the higher of the two. The duct needs to be able to handle moving the right CFM's. Usually the cooling CFMs are higher, ask the contractor HOW they are sizing the duct. ACCA...
  48. This guy is a d?#$

    This guy is a d?#$
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    For those saying just turn the breaker off, but...

    For those saying just turn the breaker off, but what if there are other breakers all ready turned off? You will find the wrong unit. Also, multiple companies can be working the same building in some...
  50. Thread: Installation

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    Take a look at the contractor locator map on this...

    Take a look at the contractor locator map on this site...
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