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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Madera View Post
    York Triathalon was a great idea for its time, BUT the techs had to be trained to maintain and repair gas engines as well as the controls... Probably was the downfall of that idea. Hard enough to find someone that does straight A/C correctly!

    We are coming to a point where the complexity of the new high efficiency equipment is exceeding the abilities of the bulk of the techs.
    Very well said Juan. Inverter driven compressors. modulating gas valves that vari the fan speed, Who needs a college education, service techs will be spending their lives learning how to troubleshoot this stuff. No more butt crack showin, techs now must be sharp.

    By the way,for York, the Triathalon experiment is second only in failure to their heat pipe furnace. Anybody remember those from what 83' - 84'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Madera View Post
    York Triathalon was a great idea for its time, BUT the techs had to be trained to maintain and repair gas engines as well as the controls... Probably was the downfall of that idea. Hard enough to find someone that does straight A/C correctly!

    We are coming to a point where the complexity of the new high efficiency equipment is exceeding the abilities of the bulk of the techs.
    Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God’s law, I will also forget your children.


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    Mat_15:24 But he answered, “I wasn’t sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoldscroll View Post
    Very well said Juan. Inverter driven compressors. modulating gas valves that vari the fan speed, Who needs a college education, service techs will be spending their lives learning how to troubleshoot this stuff. No more butt crack showin, techs now must be sharp.

    By the way,for York, the Triathalon experiment is second only in failure to their heat pipe furnace. Anybody remember those from what 83' - 84'?
    Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God’s law, I will also forget your children.


    "You've got to Stand for Something or You'll fall for anything" (A. Tippin)


    Mat_15:24 But he answered, “I wasn’t sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

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    We have a few houses that set hp coils on top of gas furnaces, its very doable. However we found that the gas heat never runs as the heat pumps always provide enough heat no matter the outside temp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhenry1013 View Post
    We have a few houses that set hp coils on top of gas furnaces, its very doable. However we found that the gas heat never runs as the heat pumps always provide enough heat no matter the outside temp.
    As we do here 60 degree ground water provides a lot of heat. It does give you the best of both worlds though. We also see folks keep the breaker off to the heat strips if that is their backup. Especially if they use a setback t-stat.

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    Do it all the time.
    Treat it as a normal dual fuel system wiring and setup wise, minus defrost, and change your balance point.

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