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  1. Lol, Goodman warranty, isn’t that what you call...

    Lol, Goodman warranty, isn’t that what you call an oxymoron?

    Don’t worry when it fails next season, they’ll give you a new unit under their “lifetime compressor warranty”, lol haha haha....
  2. I don't know how other techs do it, but I pull...

    I don't know how other techs do it, but I pull out the electronic leak detector first.

    If it's not showing up quickly, then I step up the pressure with nitrogen, and search again.

    Once I...
  3. Same thing I've noticed with most electronic...

    Same thing I've noticed with most electronic stats.
  4. Why would you want to energize electric heat when...

    Why would you want to energize electric heat when you don't need it? This request doesn't make much sense. You've reached the balance point of your system. You can set the aux heat Delta staging...
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    What did it do when the tech bypassed the start...

    What did it do when the tech bypassed the start cap? Did it run for a few seconds, or not at all?
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    It’s hard to say without personally testing it....

    It’s hard to say without personally testing it.
    May be a bad compressor, or maybe the capacitor is wired backwards to the compressor.
    There are no high voltage limit controls to the compressor with...
  7. It does heat slightly. Compressor heat goes back...

    It does heat slightly. Compressor heat goes back into the supply air outlet.
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    The app does not have the ability to show the...

    The app does not have the ability to show the modulated or speed % reading. So, it's simply stating it had to rev up in order to maintain temperature. Ironically, the app is based on the analog...
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    Technically systems are more efficient when they...

    Technically systems are more efficient when they have a greater temperature difference.
    I.E. If the house is colder in heating mode, the equipment is more efficient, if the house is warmer in...
  10. If I had this issue with a customer, I would be...

    If I had this issue with a customer, I would be getting the manufacturer involved. What has your hvac contractor suggested?

    It's funny how quickly we want to condemn the environment. The fact...
  11. Good luck trying to get a legit, quality...

    Good luck trying to get a legit, quality contractor willing to work for labor. Again, you may be shopping the Craigslist ads for your contractor.
    We legit contractors are in business to make money...
  12. No problem. I just don't want an unsuspecting...

    No problem. I just don't want an unsuspecting future buyer to have a Craigslist install.
    BTW, when you say "professional install", that means you're dealing with a licensed and insured contractor. ...
  13. This is not a DIY site. Why are you doing all...

    This is not a DIY site.
    Why are you doing all of this? Your Trane dealer should have competent techs that know what they are doing. If not you need to call someone else.
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    Sounds like your hvac guy didn't finish his job. ...

    Sounds like your hvac guy didn't finish his job. The boots are to be secured with a flange before the drywall is installed.
  15. Great a flipper. Another Youtube success story! ...

    Great a flipper. Another Youtube success story! This is not a DIY site. The red letters at the top of the screen advise you of this. If you can't read directions I wouldn't suggest installing a...
  16. Why did you feel it necessary to make those...

    Why did you feel it necessary to make those adjustments?

    Why didn't you call your contractor if you didn't believe it was functioning properly?
  17. Thread: Trane units

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    :callpro: Just curious, why would you buy a...

    :callpro:

    Just curious, why would you buy a used control board?

    Oh, BTW, please read the bold red letters at the top of the screen.
  18. Please press for details. We have a whole new...

    Please press for details.

    We have a whole new development nearby that continually keeps me busy with repair calls. THE DUCTING DESIGN IS MOST CRITICAL!

    If you don't have proper air...
  19. Tape it with rubber or electrical tape. ...

    Tape it with rubber or electrical tape. Connecting the wires outside the cabinet may be required on some equipment, as the low voltage wiring is class 2, and cannot be located within the same...
  20. what would be really cool is if Milwaukee made...

    what would be really cool is if Milwaukee made that thing a dual headed tool.
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    I've been using the Speed flare, and swage kits. ...

    I've been using the Speed flare, and swage kits. Seem to work ok. Holds pressure test and vacuum so far. I always us a deburring tool before using though.
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    Be careful which one you buy. I like the...

    Be careful which one you buy.

    I like the SDMN5 because it actually has two independent pressure sensors. Even my iConnect dual port manometer only uses 1.

    The only thing I don't like is the...
  23. Nice ducting. I wish we had more basements...

    Nice ducting.

    I wish we had more basements here.
  24. I don't have any problems pulling permits when...

    I don't have any problems pulling permits when required. In my locality, retrofit AC's and Heat Pump systems do not require a permit, unless they are being relocated. Fossil fuel appliances need...
  25. Do you have any other gas appliances? I've...

    Do you have any other gas appliances?

    I've gone to calls similar to your description and the meter was pinned.

    Otherwise, you'd need to call a service technician. This is not a DIY site, and...
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    This is “self contained equipment”, not much need...

    This is “self contained equipment”, not much need for maintenance other than filters. Keep them clean and you should be fine.
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    I have the modulating Trane on my downstairs...

    I have the modulating Trane on my downstairs floor and love it. Slow heat is very nice when it’s cold, it will reduce the off cycle time. My upstairs has a 2 stage furnace, but I let the heat pump...
  28. I don’t trust the TAM9’s static pressure display....

    I don’t trust the TAM9’s static pressure display. It is a calculated number by the blower power consumption, not an actual manometer.
  29. Ok, well to answer one of your original...

    Ok, well to answer one of your original questions. Yes, with a lot of practice, using an el cheapo anemometer might help get you a bit closer to balancing the airflow from each vent. Unfortunately,...
  30. I’ve personally spent over $6k in air flow and...

    I’ve personally spent over $6k in air flow and duct testing tools, and I can tell you using each one of these tools on a single measurement can provide very skewed results. Depending on what you’re...
  31. Really? 62°? DO NOT LOWER YOUR THERMOSTAT...

    Really? 62°?

    DO NOT LOWER YOUR THERMOSTAT BEYOND THE OUTDOOR DEWPOINT TEMPERATURE. It's a pretty simple concept. If the surface temperature of the interior wall is lower than the air's dew...
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    I have used the Ecobee though, and didn't have...

    I have used the Ecobee though, and didn't have any issues.
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    The Trane XL824 can also properly modulate your...

    The Trane XL824 can also properly modulate your variable speed motor using a variable signal.
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    #1 issue with condensing furnaces is the drain...

    #1 issue with condensing furnaces is the drain line. The errors may not be displayed but they are saved onboard. The S9V2 has a pretty good control logic.
    Why did you use the Ecobee and not the...
  35. Why are you wasting your time with this? Just...

    Why are you wasting your time with this? Just buy an approved match up and be done with it. Why do you need to buy the bottom most Carrier unit, is it $25 less than the approved match up?

    Do you...
  36. I see the dryer vent discharge near the condenser...

    I see the dryer vent discharge near the condenser quite a bit, and it's ridiculous. The water heater vent is another issue, but can likely be remedied with a couple elbows and a short length of...
  37. That's an acceptable method going by the mfg....

    That's an acceptable method going by the mfg. pressure drop charts, but they should log all of the data in order to benchmark, especially if you're having an ongoing issue.
  38. I don't think our well guys even use grout or...

    I don't think our well guys even use grout or glycol here. We hit water aquifers everywhere and the ground is saturated below 10'. Also, the ground doesn't freeze below 6". We do verticle 210'...
  39. First, pricing is not allowed on this site. ...

    First, pricing is not allowed on this site.
    Second, the following is not meant to be read with emotion, it’s simply providing a company owners perspective related to your comments, so please don’t...
  40. How did the tech determine that flow rate?

    How did the tech determine that flow rate?
  41. I hope it’s a closed loop, it’s a copper coax...

    I hope it’s a closed loop, it’s a copper coax coil.
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    The big box store doesn't provide anything. They...

    The big box store doesn't provide anything. They are simply a middle man in the bidding process, charging 10-15% for their services to the contractor. Therefor the customer pays for going through...
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    Actually, the big box stores charge a 10-15%...

    Actually, the big box stores charge a 10-15% markup for being the middle man. They could have gotten a better deal going directly through the contractor. The big box stores don't have contractors,...
  44. It would seem the last tech changed which wire...

    It would seem the last tech changed which wire the drain safety switch would control.

    Suck out the drain with a wet/shop vac and see if it turns back on. If this is a continuing issue, you may...
  45. First, I apologize. It would seem from your...

    First, I apologize. It would seem from your text, the technicians you've had out are indeed incompetent.

    Second, NEVER set an AC below 72°. 67° is WAYYYYY too cold for a house in the humid...
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    Like the others have stated, if it's in the line...

    Like the others have stated, if it's in the line set and you did not pay for a line set, then you should pay to have the line set replaced.

    With that said, since they've already done the job I...
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    All of the XL package units have the variable...

    All of the XL package units have the variable speed ecm. The XR14 has the constant torque. The XL824 thermostat can modulate the signal through the bk terminal on any of the XL units. There is a...
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    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO, I would not accept this...

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO,

    I would not accept this job. There is absolutely NO reason a house should be set for 68°-70°. I heard so many people claim health conditions require them to stay cool, they...
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    I'm not aware of any XV package unit model. ...

    I'm not aware of any XV package unit model. There is the XR14c, XL15c, or XL16c. Also XL14c dual fuel, and XL16c dual fuel.

    First the XR14c - budget friendly line. This unit is ~14 SEER AC, ...
  50. It seems since the recent app updates I’m losing...

    It seems since the recent app updates I’m losing connection for longer periods of time, even when I’m close to the probes. Sometimes I have to reset the app. In the past the probes would drop, then...
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