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  1. Thread: AC Questions

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    If you are able to get to the end of the...

    If you are able to get to the end of the condensate line from the outside, then get a vacuum cleaner and suck it out.
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    The reason he said that is because cutting...

    The reason he said that is because cutting plaster with either wood lathe or metal grid is that is tedious and time consuming to perform. Chips are common and ceilings sometimes have to be repatched...
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    Not a problem. You can go up in rated voltage but...

    Not a problem. You can go up in rated voltage but not down
  4. Very common not to put a drier in at the initial...

    Very common not to put a drier in at the initial install, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be there. I would suggest having a reputable company come in to do a complete check to make sure you...
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    You would have to add a transformer off of the...

    You would have to add a transformer off of the service switch to power the 256 then rewire your aux contact wiring through this transformer to energize the 256 when any of the zones calls. Then the...
  6. Thread: Supply Air Temp

    by geno54
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    A Ballpark figure is about 20 deg. on the...

    A Ballpark figure is about 20 deg. on the heatpump only with no strip heat on. This may vary up or down from one manufacturer to another. I always inform my customers not to set back there tstats on...
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    No it should not be there. Would be good idea to...

    No it should not be there. Would be good idea to find a better Pro than the last one, who understands venting.
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    That's a B vent or double wall tee that appears...

    That's a B vent or double wall tee that appears to have been capped off. The water leaking is flu gasses condensing in the tee and rotting through the metal. The tee shouldn't really be there but...
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    Try www.tekmarcontrols.com Tekmar leads to...

    Try www.tekmarcontrols.com

    Tekmar leads to another company
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    Don't bet on it. Well drilling costs are very...

    Don't bet on it. Well drilling costs are very expensive. There prices are not coming down because they have a bit more work. I deal with one driller here on LI and we talk occasionally on cost of...
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    It's time to call in a Pro to analyze your system

    It's time to call in a Pro to analyze your system
  12. Some of my observations Where did the water...

    Some of my observations


    Where did the water come through the cieling? Below the air handler or towards the outside wall? where the condensate drains out.

    Is the Air Handler level or pitched...
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    No not worth fixing. Refrigeration side has been...

    No not worth fixing. Refrigeration side has been open too long and contaminated with air and moisture. Water is death to a compressor and the entire system
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    My experience is either they work or don't work....

    My experience is either they work or don't work. You need not unsweat the whole body just change the power head. If the old style you have to dump the water to change, new style not necessary.
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    Ask your AC contractor if you have a Hard start...

    Ask your AC contractor if you have a Hard start kit on your outdoor unit. A factory hard start kit will help your compressor get up to speed faster and reduce but may not totally eliminate the...
  16. Thread: Geothermal

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    In addition to what Bill said, the type of...

    In addition to what Bill said, the type of solenoid valve used is also important. Some geo installers install the type that are used on sprinkler systems and a lot of them are fast closing and will...
  17. Thread: Howling return

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    20 x 20 is too small. You need a larger return to...

    20 x 20 is too small. You need a larger return to reduce the velocity and the noise.
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    Could be a bad compressor, burned wire or even a...

    Could be a bad compressor, burned wire or even a bad or burned circuit breaker. Have had a few CBs that heated up on the busbar and tripped although you couldn't see it unless you removed the...
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    A straight DX system would use a copper loop with...

    A straight DX system would use a copper loop with refrigerant, laid out in a field, verses a slinky or vertical system using plastic tubing and an antifreeze solution.
    I was tasked to rip out a DX...
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    Upside is they may be 25% more efficient,...

    Upside is they may be 25% more efficient, downside is if you have a problem in the "field" you will have to rip it out and that can be expensive. Soil conditions have to be right as they may affect...
  21. This is done quite frequently in situations like...

    This is done quite frequently in situations like yours or when customers want to remote the cond units from the house because they are unsightly or because of noise. At a minimum we normally add a...
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    The pressure is hi enough so air is not being...

    The pressure is hi enough so air is not being drawn in say at a hi point. The circ is a cartridge type and not open type with seals like a B & G 100. You could put in a Air scoop but that would only...
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    You may have some difficulty finding a globe...

    You may have some difficulty finding a globe valve. A ball or gate valve is more common and a ball valve will work fine
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    What type of circulator do you have on the...

    What type of circulator do you have on the system? Model?
    Has the boiler been replaced in the past?
    What pressure is indicated at the gage?

    You could put in an air vent like a Taco 400 to...
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    I would advise you have a pro do this and not...

    I would advise you have a pro do this and not yourself. Depending on the type of system you have now is also important. Lo voltage, Line voltage Millivolt, Type of gas valve, etc. If you buy and try...
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