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    Check downstream of the OD metering device for...

    Check downstream of the OD metering device for frost on initial startup in heat mode. I would disconnect OD fan motor, run on heat for a while to hopefully get a good even frost on the coil, simulate...
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    Nice manufacturers warranty once registered to...

    Nice manufacturers warranty once registered to original owner, new furnace if HX ever fails in the 1st 10 years of ownership on 96%> condensing furnaces. Limited lifetime after that like everyone...
  3. Did you register it, as if not registered, your...

    Did you register it, as if not registered, your parts warranty drops significantly 10 years to 5 years. If you reside in California or Quebec, need not to register system to receive manufacturers...
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    Sounds like you just replaced the OD unit? as you...

    Sounds like you just replaced the OD unit? as you mention you replaced the coil in the Air Handler? Yes/no? If yes then you probably have a Frankenstein system to a degree. What’s the brand and model...
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    More stuff....on the Carrier 25HPB6 ...

    More stuff....on the Carrier 25HPB6

    https://www.carrier.com/residential/en/us/products/heat-pumps/25hpb6/

    Scroll down to Documents, change to Engineers, Architects and Contractors.
    ...
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    What did they say? “A” coil AHRI numbers ...

    What did they say?



    “A” coil AHRI numbers

    https://www.carrier.com/residential/en/us/products/evaporator-coils/capvu/


    “N” coil non AHRI match for the OD unit you provided. err..at least...
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    You can get 14.5 SEER AHRI matched system, but if...

    You can get 14.5 SEER AHRI matched system, but if your going with a uncased coil ( which is what you have ) there looks to be only one match using a 2 ton coil with the 25HPB624

    #10483223 which is...
  8. One metering device for cooling, one metering...

    One metering device for cooling, one metering device for heating, the cooling metering device ( at indoor unit ) is bypassed for heating and the OD unit metering device is functioning. Vise versa for...
  9. “With Bristol gone”....maybe not? ...

    “With Bristol gone”....maybe not?
    ...
  10. “ and wasn't able to check for leaks with a...

    “ and wasn't able to check for leaks with a non-functioning heat pump”

    You don’t check for leaks when the system is running, maybe around the service valves, where there is no air turbulence but...
  11. Well....at least from me, good luck with whatever...

    Well....at least from me, good luck with whatever decision you make, remember the more recognized brands ( higher SEER and complexity ) may require to replace both the ID and OD units at the same...
  12. Look at the OD unit electrical data plate ( if...

    Look at the OD unit electrical data plate ( if it’s visible ) it will give you a close approximation of how much refrigerant it needs.

    One site say 14 lbs for the 38YDB 4 ton.
  13. Your quote: “The last company who came out did...

    Your quote:

    “The last company who came out did a pressure test with the air handler and said our system was under too much pressure”

    The system has been working for 15 years pretty much...
  14. Ask for AHRI number or a certificate to prove...

    Ask for AHRI number or a certificate to prove those SEERs and EER.

    Register your equipment of choose as if never registered the manufacturers warranty decreases significantly.

    If reusing...
  15. 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=5&ved=2ahUKEwjEnYv9j67mAhWRiOAKHctmCwwQFjAEegQIBhAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fdms.hvacpartners.com%2Fdocs%2F1009%2Fpublic%2F0a%2Fim-fv4b-02.pdf&us...
  16. big bucks to run a 20 KW heater, even breaking it...

    big bucks to run a 20 KW heater, even breaking it up. As an example only, a refrigerator draws give or take 5 amps when running, a 20KW heater at 230volts draws approx. 80 amps. a 15KW heater draws...
  17. IMO, No it does not have to be a Carrier or...

    IMO,

    No it does not have to be a Carrier or sister brand, but as comfortdoc mentioned a Payne or Day Night would be a good choose even a no frill Carrier 13-14 SEER. I would not necessarily go...
  18. If your refrigerant level was truly low, and you...

    If your refrigerant level was truly low, and you have a low pressure switch on the OD unit, then it could have easily opened the switch preventing the compressor from running. If that’s the case, the...
  19. If you want to keep the Air Handler, and it’s a...

    If you want to keep the Air Handler, and it’s a 13 SEER unit I’d just put a lower tier brand, such as a 13 SEER Goodman or similar. Should get 10/10 warranty. You never mentioned if your system is...
  20. Myself,...seeing you have natural gas at your...

    Myself,...seeing you have natural gas at your residence I like a gas furnace with a uncomplicated Heat Pump, called a Hybrid system, switches to gas or HP depending on OD temperature. Certainly would...
  21. Propane or natural gas? look at other lesser...

    Propane or natural gas? look at other lesser known brands, chances the overall price will be less. Better off installing a matched system instead of just the OD unit.

    Don’t know what you mean by...
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    Says 10 years compressor and coil and for parts...

    Says 10 years compressor and coil and for parts 5. Says no registration required. Does not say “up to a certain SEER “ like other brands. 13-14 SEER models.
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    Those two sites mention current models and not...

    Those two sites mention current models and not the 25HBC3 you originally posted, so guessing that model is not made anymore? Did a Contractor ( 25HBC3 ) actually bid one to you, is that why you...
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    Post the latest and greatest Canadian Carrier...

    Post the latest and greatest Canadian Carrier web-site as the one you sent is almost four years old. Certainly a big name company like Carrier must have current Canadian 2019 models web-site.
    ...
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    The 25HBC3 you quoted seems to be a obsolete...

    The 25HBC3 you quoted seems to be a obsolete model? Did not see that listed in the Heat Pump section unless I’m mistaken? Don’t know exactly when they stopped making them, possibly recently, and this...
  26. System is running R22 I have low suction...

    System is running R22

    I have low suction pressure (45psi) and low superheat, lines frozen all the way from the condenser to the compressor.

    and the discharge lines are hot to touch.
    ...
  27. Didn’t he give you a detailed invoice to explain...

    Didn’t he give you a detailed invoice to explain what he did and to have history? Sounds like it’s tripping a high limit and shutting the burners off even before he adjusted something? Ask him for...
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    Sooo, what is the warranty on that motor and gas...

    Sooo, what is the warranty on that motor and gas valve assembly, one year or until your 10 years is reached or a basic 30 day. What does the invoice say or the company say?

    If it’s important to...
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    My father was drafted and seen combat before the...

    My father was drafted and seen combat before the USA entered the war as the war in Europe started in 1939. He was a Italian citizen and Italy aligned with Germany, Japan and several other countries...
  30. Thread: Lineset

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    Don’t think they are overly expensive, one...

    Don’t think they are overly expensive, one example, line-hide and a bunch of other brands.
  31. Thread: Lineset

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    On the no frill side and a cheap alternative (...

    On the no frill side and a cheap alternative ( vertical run ) there’s the ole reliable aluminum or vinyl downspout. Comes in many colors.

    What do the bidding Contractors use and suggest?
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    The Tech. probably was basing the size ( Furnace...

    The Tech. probably was basing the size ( Furnace ) you need on a somewhat educated guess, the better way to determine what size you really need is by a load calculation. The existing ductwork may...
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    Ricola cough drops and breath mints.

    Ricola cough drops and breath mints.
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    Furnaces have high limit(s) protection controls...

    Furnaces have high limit(s) protection controls to shut off burners once a certain temperature is reached in the HX. They test HX in environmental chambers at the factory far exceeding what you...
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    Do not know if you put your ring on after you...

    Do not know if you put your ring on after you took that photo of your cuts, but me...old school habit of removing rings, jewelry prior to working that type of job.

    At least your giving that...
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    What did the company say after you told them...

    What did the company say after you told them those parts where under warranty? are they going to replace both the control board and motor assembly, or just one item.
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    https://www.ecomfort.com/manuals/8a01a43180d33a830...

    https://www.ecomfort.com/manuals/8a01a43180d33a8301d629395054e771.pdf


    You can go by this guide page 3 shows compressor and OD man motor similar amprege draw on paper, but those numbers are not...
  38. If they require a TXV ( Home warranty company )...

    If they require a TXV ( Home warranty company ) the OD unit may also need a matching start assist kit if you have a reciprocating compressor. But the damage was already done as the compressor failed...
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    Starting at January 2006 the minimum standard was...

    Starting at January 2006 the minimum standard was 13, prior to that believe it was 10 SEER, so chances your unit is a 10-12 SEER at best. So certainly at 14 SEER ( which can easily be reached ) AHRI...
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    Those dimension numbers don’t mean anything, you...

    Those dimension numbers don’t mean anything, you want the model number they propose or better yet the AHRI number to prove your getting the 14.5 SEER and 9.5 HSPF with your furnace. Isn’t that what...
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    This ones dated 7/19 shows you need the TX2N4A...

    This ones dated 7/19 shows you need the TX2N4A which is a OEM ( original equipment manufacturer ) part if they install the CA*F cased coil. Page 39. These are accessories, does not come with the coil...
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    https://www.alpinehomeair.com/related/Goodman%20GS...

    https://www.alpinehomeair.com/related/Goodman%20GSZ14%20Spec%20Sheet.pdf

    Page 36 gives only one AHRI match with a generic oil or gas furnace. Says 14 SEER and 8.2 HSPF for a 2 ton. Needs a field...
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    Post the model number of the changed Air Handler,...

    Post the model number of the changed Air Handler, will be able to tell you the SEER and EER, or if you even have a matched system.

    You can’t go by the SEER rating of the OD unit alone, need the ID...
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    Have you decided on a brand and model? As an...

    Have you decided on a brand and model? As an example if you decide on the Goodman HP, the install guide ( which you can easily download ) mentions, if OD temperature is below 60 degree, charge by...
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    Did you register this unit initially, if in a...

    Did you register this unit initially, if in a residential home you should have a 10 years parts warranty, no? Who told you your warranty is 5 years, the Tech.?
  46. Thread: Bad DIY

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    Maybe DIYers feel a oil furnace/boiler is easier...

    Maybe DIYers feel a oil furnace/boiler is easier than gas, A/C as all you need is not much more than couple crescents and a screwdriver and due to the simplicity of oil, not to mention the opening of...
  47. That was somewhat of a joke, to a degree....,...

    That was somewhat of a joke, to a degree...., maybe I should have put this symbol afterwards :whistle:
  48. OK,OK,OK.. I think I got a piece of the puzzle...

    OK,OK,OK.. I think I got a piece of the puzzle figured out, used to be 30 degree over ambient in the 70’s and maybe 80’s? then convert to pressure, figure the 90’s its 20 degree over ambient? gives...
  49. Believe that furnace came with a limited lifetime...

    Believe that furnace came with a limited lifetime HX warranty to original owner if registered, if never registered should have a 20 year warranty, course don’t know what they would charge for the...
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    Keep a small vial of peppermint oil for the...

    Keep a small vial of peppermint oil for the stinkies. A small dab on the inside of either nostril does wonders to mask the smell, and is far superior to Vicks.

    Recommended by homicide detective,...
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