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Yeah you would almost need a small tank to...

Yeah you would almost need a small tank to eliminate that. My most recent units, an Navien NPE-A with full recirculation to each individual fixture (instantaneous hot water- less than a second) and...
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Well there's definitely a few factors that you...

Well there's definitely a few factors that you need to take into consideration. Both will heat just fine and both will probably be using domestic hot water priority. The decision you need to make is...
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So the plumber used a rule of thumb.....not good....

So the plumber used a rule of thumb.....not good. My main level is 1,200 sq. last year during our 0* week in north jersey I used roughly 32,000 BTUh. You're probably closer to 60,000 than 80,000 and...
09-05-14, 02:19 PM
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Alright guys no need to jump on him for wanting a...

Alright guys no need to jump on him for wanting a bargain. Yes it does cost lots of money to run a business ( by the way whoever stated that running a 3 man business costs $40K a month is stretching...
08-29-14, 10:21 AM
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You didn't hear it from me, but if that was my...

You didn't hear it from me, but if that was my place, that unit would've "unfortunately busted" and they would have no choice but to replace it.
08-27-14, 01:01 PM
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You're not alone, most apartment units look like...

You're not alone, most apartment units look like that. Dark and damp equals mold. There's a couple problems i see there. Drain is not properly installed,electrical not properly done. All of those...
08-27-14, 12:55 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

Main supply should be about 14x16 or 12x20 return...

Main supply should be about 14x16 or 12x20 return should be 20 round or 14x20ish range. If you don't have those sizes on your ductwork you are undersized. Can you get access to the ductwork like in...
08-16-14, 07:20 PM
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All depends on the layout. This summer I did 2 3...

All depends on the layout. This summer I did 2 3 zone systems. One took me 2 days with 2 guys, the other took me about a week with 2 guys. It's definitely not 1 day of work and it's definitely not...
08-04-14, 05:51 PM
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There's no way to check a start capacitor? Huh,...

There's no way to check a start capacitor? Huh, thats something new to me. Sounds like he really doesn't know what's going on and doesn't want to go back out. Why would putting the stat fan control...
08-04-14, 05:48 PM
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A lot of times you see the lines going through a...

A lot of times you see the lines going through a block wall. Usually there's just a patch on the outside and inside but nevertheless is should always be sleeved. Usually 1-1/2" PVC works well.
08-02-14, 07:22 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

May just need a servicing. Unit could be really...

May just need a servicing. Unit could be really dirty causing high head pressure. Its hard to diagnose it though without hearing it or really seeing what's going on.
08-01-14, 06:17 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

leak stop is absolute garbage. if you've seen...

leak stop is absolute garbage. if you've seen what that stuff actually does, you wouldn't want that in there. On top of that, its technically forbidden to refill a system that you know is leaking....
07-23-14, 07:46 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

The buzzing is probably from the contactor. I...

The buzzing is probably from the contactor. I would change that out as well as the capacitor. The coil on the contactor probably has a higher than normal resistance causing the buzzing.
07-23-14, 07:43 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

Sounds like the filter drier is slightly plugged....

Sounds like the filter drier is slightly plugged. If you have frost anywhere on your liquid (smaller) line than you have a restriction somewhere.
07-14-14, 11:59 AM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

this problem sounds like installation error to...

this problem sounds like installation error to me. You should be asking why did compressor #1 burn out after 10 years and what was done to correct that problem. What burned out the first compressor?...
06-18-14, 09:19 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

Its a pretty fair price. Good equipment.

Its a pretty fair price. Good equipment.
06-18-14, 09:01 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

Goodman is a good bang for your buck. I wish the...

Goodman is a good bang for your buck. I wish the engineers did a few installs themselves , so they could see how stupid some of their decisions are but for the price, you can't go wrong.
06-10-14, 05:41 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

You can do it, but you may absorb some heat from...

You can do it, but you may absorb some heat from the attic space and actually warm your house quicker.
06-08-14, 03:51 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

4"?! No thats probably not the condensate line....

4"?! No thats probably not the condensate line. Are you sure thats not the vent piping?
06-08-14, 01:02 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

I wouldn't brand shop. Most consumer reports are...

I wouldn't brand shop. Most consumer reports are a joke and customer surveys are even worse. If you don't get a good installer it doesn't matter what brand gets put in. Installation, commissioning...
06-03-14, 04:12 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

I'm definitely a believer in high efficiency...

I'm definitely a believer in high efficiency equipment. No replacement for total comfort. I'm currently in the process of putting in a two stage variable speed furnace with a 16 seer two stage heat...
06-03-14, 04:04 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

Your looking at about $400 for that motor.

Your looking at about $400 for that motor.
05-31-14, 01:51 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

Why carrier? You can get the same quality or...

Why carrier? You can get the same quality or better with a better warranty with other brands. Don't brand shop.
05-31-14, 01:36 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

No returns in bathroom and kitchens law, but yes...

No returns in bathroom and kitchens law, but yes there should have been a return in each room for sure. Once you close the doors to those rooms at night, you're going to get even less supply air in...
05-30-14, 05:55 PM
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Posted By RDSTEAM

What type of ductwork did he use? Did he use a...

What type of ductwork did he use? Did he use a lot of flex? With 2-8s and a 6 upstairs I'd say your CFM for upstairs is way low. What's the size of the bedrooms? I would look into having him add a...
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