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07-31-14, 10:02 PM
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Posted By joe1234

Lightbulb Loud noise when Scroll compressor Starts / Stops. Normal?

Hi.

I recently got a new American Standard 5 Ton split HVAC system. Condenser is scroll compressor with 2 stage cooling.

Everything works great and it cools just fine, however, when the...
06-13-14, 11:18 PM
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Posted By joe1234

Hi Mquinn25. If it's of any comfort, I went...

Hi Mquinn25.

If it's of any comfort, I went through the same thing 16 years ago and ended-up buying a Trane which cost me a pretty penny. My current Trane XE1000 condenser is shot and I need to...
06-11-14, 06:58 PM
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Posted By joe1234

I picked a highly rated installer but not the...

I picked a highly rated installer but not the equipment and not low end equipment either.

Looking at Consumer Reports, York is way at the bottom - the last one. Asking the 'experts' here and...
06-10-14, 08:06 PM
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Posted By joe1234

Yes I am going to replace the whole thing. It's...

Yes I am going to replace the whole thing. It's time. Looking at Day & Night setup with a highly rated hvac contractor on Angie's list.
06-08-14, 09:59 PM
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Posted By joe1234

I can't believe that coil is only 4 years old? ...

I can't believe that coil is only 4 years old? Looks like micro leaks from day one. What brand is that? Is this normal in your area?

I did take a look at my A-coil and it's super clean. ...
06-07-14, 11:03 AM
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Posted By joe1234

Hi Wyr. Yes, I have been contemplating...

Hi Wyr.

Yes, I have been contemplating simply replacing the condensing unit with a new one. As you say, buy it dry since the cost of R-22 is expensive and I already have it.

Yes they still...
06-06-14, 05:50 PM
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Posted By joe1234

Thanks for the feedback. From the most...

Thanks for the feedback. From the most reputable down to the worse HVAC contractors that have come to my house, all have bad mouth the competitor brand ( all but one and it was the lowest bidder...
06-05-14, 08:37 PM
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Views: 11,244
Posted By joe1234

2014: Which one to choose? Trane/York/Carrier/Amana

Hi All.

I went through this 16 years and it's just as hard today.

My Trane XE1000 condensing unit is bad. My Trane unit was installed 16 years ago with matching furnace and coil. Never had...
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Posted By joe1234

Use Vinyl dimensional lattice - I think it's made...

Use Vinyl dimensional lattice - I think it's made by DuraMax and they come in 4x8 sheets.

Looks great and will last a long time.
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Views: 9,636
Posted By joe1234

A follow up that after extensive talks with reps...

A follow up that after extensive talks with reps from Alumawood, it is not easy to re-paint alumawood. Sure it can be done, but it is somewhat cost prohibited with the labor involved.

With...
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Views: 39,275
Posted By joe1234

Hi there. I am the Original poster on the...

Hi there. I am the Original poster on the subject.

Since my post I have continued to ask various people (paint stores, etc) on the subject and on drying time.

I am still getting conflicting...
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Posted By joe1234

Ok thanks, this helps. What Latex brand would...

Ok thanks, this helps. What Latex brand would you use? Do you recommend using primer first?
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Posted By joe1234

I do agree that anything can be successfully...

I do agree that anything can be successfully painted with proper prep-work, but it is feasible for a complex Alumawood structure having hundreds of 2x2's, beams, headers ,etc? You also need to do...
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Posted By joe1234

This is what the manufacture told me. The paint...

This is what the manufacture told me. The paint is baked on and then it is sealed with a polyurethane top coat.

According to the Alumawood manufacture, in order for new paint to stick, you...
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Posted By joe1234

Exclamation No, the warranty in VOIDED 100% on the entire...

No, the warranty in VOIDED 100% on the entire Alumawood structure and not just on the applied factory finish. I talked to the manufacture and they are very clear about this.

The risk to the...
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Posted By joe1234

Well, to answer my own question. You cannot...

Well, to answer my own question. You cannot re-paint Alumawood.

I called the manufacture of Alumawood and they said that if you re-paint Alumawood, you will VOID the warranty.

This is a...
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Views: 9,636
Posted By joe1234

Alumawood For Patio Cover & Paint

Hi All.

We are in the process of re-doing our 30 year old 18'x36' wood patio cover. The wood has lots of dry rot and needs replacing.

One of the options we are looking at is Alumawood...
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Posted By joe1234

I am going through this now. We are using...

I am going through this now. We are using treaded 4x6 lumber in the center of the fiberglass column.

The 4x6 is secured to the foundation with simpson ties and botls. Same for the top. ...
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Views: 39,275
Posted By joe1234

Exaclty. I went to another major paint store...

Exaclty. I went to another major paint store and talked to an older guy who sounded like he knew paint inside out.

He said to use water base latex primer and NOT Oil base primer. His...
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Views: 1,318
Posted By joe1234

I have been using Behr Paint fount at HD the big...

I have been using Behr Paint fount at HD the big box store for many years with great success.

Consumer reports evaluates all kinds of paint and they show which is the best for the money. You...
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Views: 39,275
Posted By joe1234

No, it is not klin dried but it's not wet either....

No, it is not klin dried but it's not wet either. The one uniform answer I did receive was to leave the wood to dry 5-7 days at location before applying the primer.

We have pretty good...
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Views: 39,275
Posted By joe1234

Thanks again. Kiln dried lumber here is an...

Thanks again.

Kiln dried lumber here is an arm and a leg - really cost prohbited - but yes, that would be ideal.

During my lunch break, I went to two different major paint stores that only sell...
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Posted By joe1234

Yes and thank you all. I will repeat that in...

Yes and thank you all. I will repeat that in my opinion, oil based is best - but the argument against it also makes sense for exterior wood.

More confused now than when I started :(
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Posted By joe1234

No, those are fiberglass columns. Pacific...

No, those are fiberglass columns. Pacific columns sells them and they are close to me and I got a 10" taper colum to see how it looks and it looks great! Here is what the columns looks like...
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Posted By joe1234

Yes, pergola with concrete for the floor. I...

Yes, pergola with concrete for the floor. I thought those were also called Patio covers?

I think I open pandora's box here.

As for stains with Thompson's water sealer: Big mistake. You...
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