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04-30-10, 11:30 AM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

Thanks for the visual...but I had a pretty good...

Thanks for the visual...but I had a pretty good idea of what it looks like. Any thoughts on why Goodman would have stated that a smaller diameter line would be OK? Any others care to chime in? ...
04-29-10, 09:25 AM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

The contractor called Goodman and he was told it...

The contractor called Goodman and he was told it was OK to utilize the existing 7/8 suction line. I guess what I'm trying to figure out is why would the specs on the Amana website call for 1 1/8? ...
04-28-10, 10:32 AM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

No clue regarding the duct size. House calls for...

No clue regarding the duct size. House calls for a 3.5 ton (2400sf in SA), my understanding is that Amana does not make a 3.5 ton unit.

Why is it critical? Why does the line need to be larger?
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04-27-10, 11:50 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

Line set for New Amana ASZC16 HP

Replacing a 7 yr old 3 ton Trane HP with a Two-stage 4 ton Amana HP. The existing line set is 3/8OD and 7/8OD. The new unit calls for 3/8OD and 1 1/8OD for the suction line. The air handler is on...
04-06-10, 11:50 AM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

yeah, it was completely dry. He had to pump some...

yeah, it was completely dry. He had to pump some in there to leak test. We could hearing hissing out of the coil...it's needs to be replaced. What do you think about swapping out with a different...
04-06-10, 06:47 AM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

$1400 sounds a little high to me too, which is...

$1400 sounds a little high to me too, which is why I'm considering full system upgrade, but I'm definately going to get a second opinion. The tech that came out is a "friend of a friend", but I'm...
04-05-10, 10:59 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

Leaking Evaporator Coil

I was given a quote of $1400 to replace a leaking evap coil. Is this reasonable? It's a 7yr old 3 Ton Trane HP. How much would be a reasonable amount to pay for a complete system replacement? ...
05-18-09, 09:12 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

I'll have to double check tomorrow...but I think...

I'll have to double check tomorrow...but I think it was the red. Yes, the cable was right up against that pipe...it's insteresting that issues hadn't come up before. I don't think that sheath was...
05-18-09, 05:54 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

Where should X2 be connected to on the stat? At...

Where should X2 be connected to on the stat? At the AH it was (previously) connected to the white wires...(W) as seen in this picture...but I've left it disconnected, since the stat instructions...
05-18-09, 05:47 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

I got a reading of 11.2 ohms...does that sound...

I got a reading of 11.2 ohms...does that sound right?
05-18-09, 05:43 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

Shouldn't I test the coil at the reversing valve...

Shouldn't I test the coil at the reversing valve before replacing it? After all, wouldn't a faulty coil prevent refrigerant from doing it's job...if I'm not mistaken, the solenoid energizes in...
05-18-09, 04:59 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

Tranformer hasn't blown yet (fingers...

Tranformer hasn't blown yet (fingers crossed)..however, no one had fiddled with the stat...and it did run for well over a month the last time i swapped it out. Granted...I did not inspect the wiring...
05-18-09, 04:48 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

BTW...The AC unit is now humming along...and has...

BTW...The AC unit is now humming along...and has been since approximately 11:30 pm on 5/15.

Regretfully, it was necessary for me to disconnect all the low voltage wiring and verify that the wires...
05-18-09, 04:20 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

Does this look like a culprit to anyone? ...

Does this look like a culprit to anyone?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/3544054374_cebae6edeb_b.jpg

It is the sheath for the low voltage wiring and it was rubbing up against a copper pipe...
05-18-09, 04:10 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

My apologies for the delay in posting...weekends...

My apologies for the delay in posting...weekends are usually crazy with activities. I have my meter back(which is how I tested the resistance on the supplemental heat unit's contactor relay - posted...
05-16-09, 01:37 AM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

Actually, the blue wire on the new stat is on C...

Actually, the blue wire on the new stat is on C (as per the stat's installation instructions) and the orange wire is on O (although not visible in the picture).

Take a look at this info whenever...
05-15-09, 06:40 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

Lightbulb I forgot to mention...I did get find continuity...

I forgot to mention...I did get find continuity between the 16 guage yellow, orange, brown, and blue wires on the outside unit (after I had disconnected the 22 guage wires coming from inside the...
05-15-09, 05:56 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

Smile I agree with you about the fault somehow pointing...

I agree with you about the fault somehow pointing back to the reversing valve soleniod and a safety and/or control device. Perhaps the board on the outside unit? I've already replaced the fan relay...
05-15-09, 05:46 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

I wasnt able to find one of those in town...so...

I wasnt able to find one of those in town...so I'm going to have to order it. For now, I've purchased one with plastic casings similar to the ones on the original transformer.

If possible, I...
05-15-09, 05:42 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

"remove the blue and white from the contactor and...

"remove the blue and white from the contactor and read the resistance of the magnetic coil in the contactor. "

DJ...I got a reading of 11.2 ohms...does that sound right?

I've also hooked up...
05-15-09, 12:31 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

"Thanks for that suggestion...I will shop around...

"Thanks for that suggestion...I will shop around for a transformer with a circuit breaker."

DJ...I can't seem to find a transformer with a circuit breaker with a 40VA rating...Do you know if it is...
05-15-09, 10:19 AM
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Views: 33,060
Posted By EliottIzzy

Is this possible? Wouldn't it fry other...

Is this possible? Wouldn't it fry other components as well? I don't know much about electrical, but isn't there some sort of regulator on meter?

One thing to keep in mind is that in two of the...
05-15-09, 10:12 AM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

The stat is a ritetemp 6030...I installed it...

The stat is a ritetemp 6030...I installed it based on the information on pages 20 (5 Wire Heat Pump w/ Aux Heat), 24, 25, and 26 in the manual...
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05-15-09, 09:23 AM
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Views: 33,060
Posted By EliottIzzy

My apologies for the misunderstanding...the unit...

My apologies for the misunderstanding...the unit did not simultaneoulsy try to heat and cool... what I meant by "the house started warming up" is that due to the unit being disabled by the dead...
05-14-09, 11:36 PM
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Posted By EliottIzzy

I loaned out my digital multimeter a while back...

I loaned out my digital multimeter a while back and haven't asked for it back. All I have right now is an analog that shows zero ohms...ironically, I have a spare, but no clue where it is. I will...
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