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11-05-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,873
Posted By ClassicDave

how can you put in a bigger less efficient coil...

how can you put in a bigger less efficient coil and get a higher efficiency rating? :wall:
You are talking parts, I'm talking systems. This isn't Frankenstein A/C it's more like the Jetsons.

A...
10-13-09, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,683
Posted By ClassicDave

You had torches, 15% silver solder, vacuum pump,...

You had torches, 15% silver solder, vacuum pump, nitrogen, gauges, oh and you got a permit with that too? Don't want the pesky permit people looking at you funny.

Next how are you going to file...
10-13-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By ClassicDave

in actual 410A can use smaller line sets than...

in actual 410A can use smaller line sets than R22.

Over the years I replaced line sets in residential homes, then i got to think man I do a lot of condo's and I never replace the line set and...
10-13-09, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By ClassicDave

Contractor is most important, since some...

Contractor is most important,
since some opinions claimed trane, I wouldn't say they are any better than carrier or bryant only unless you don't count the evolution and infinity controls from them.
10-13-09, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By ClassicDave

I guess you solved your problem otherwise it...

I guess you solved your problem otherwise it would be mighty toasty in your crib by now.
10-13-09, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,044
Posted By ClassicDave

I guess you never been to the plant in Indy or...

I guess you never been to the plant in Indy or collierville, tn
Sorry to break it to you but Carrier and Bryant are the same.
read the product data and look at the controllers and the FE is an FE...
10-13-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,901
Posted By ClassicDave

What's the exact model numbers of the equipment...

What's the exact model numbers of the equipment quoted?
The performance carrier and preferred bryant can have 3 different types of air handlers
FX, FV, FE

Does your quote from the carrier or...
10-13-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 962
Posted By ClassicDave

It's your water shut off valve for your water...

It's your water shut off valve for your water source heat pump.
When your water source heat pump calls it calls for this valve to open.
The valve has a diaphragm in it and it will eventually fail...
10-11-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,853
Posted By ClassicDave

I just got through looking at the install...

I just got through looking at the install instructions of that model. That is a piece of junk, sorry man.
If you bought it from Home Depot or Lowes return it.
Why did you replace your thermostat...
10-11-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,900
Posted By ClassicDave

Aux Heat is additional heat for the heat pump. ...

Aux Heat is additional heat for the heat pump.
Let the heatpump run and the thermostat will control Aux heat will come on when needed.

The Aux/EM emergency switch is only when your compressor is...
10-11-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By ClassicDave

First I would not recommend putting the Air...

First I would not recommend putting the Air Handler in the attic.
If it's easy to access it will be more likely maintained.
Next you want to make sure if you do put it in the attic there is a big...
10-11-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,873
Posted By ClassicDave

You may have closed this but you did not answer...

You may have closed this but you did not answer your own answer before closing. First Carrier/Bryant do not make Air Handlers or evaporator coils with a certain sizes like 2,3,4,5 Ton for their high...
10-11-09, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,705
Posted By ClassicDave

It is also normal for your system to condensate...

It is also normal for your system to condensate outside in hot weather. Since the cold refrigerant gas is returning to the unit there will be some parts like suction accumulator and piping that will...
10-11-09, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,133
Posted By ClassicDave

It's a packaged system, it's not about the...

It's a packaged system, it's not about the install as it is to the service after the install if you need them.

This system was scheduled for release in august/Sept so they are new. Nordyne has...
07-08-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,862
Posted By ClassicDave

72F is cold my friend you will run all the time,...

72F is cold my friend you will run all the time, But your system should get you to 74F on the none big window side of the apartment on the 90F day.
Go to publix, buy one of those digital temp...
02-14-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 189,864
Posted By ClassicDave

This is a very good post, I will book mark it. ...

This is a very good post,
I will book mark it.

And Joe, We are not corrupt.
Hell we are air conditioning techs.
Not electronic technicians.
Do you think GE tells us anything, or how to fix...
02-14-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By ClassicDave

You are dealing with smoke, and things that are...

You are dealing with smoke, and things that are burning?

You don't know the part but you want to fix it?

Call someone professionally.

No body here would want to be responsible for you...
02-14-09, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By ClassicDave

I agree, go with at least a 15 SEER. If also...

I agree, go with at least a 15 SEER.
If also try and get a system with at least a 13 EER rating.
If you can you will qualify for a 300 Tax break for 09.

The 13 EER rating is tough to come by if...
02-14-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,885
Posted By ClassicDave

Hey Bob, Something you may look into is...

Hey Bob,

Something you may look into is Infinity Zoning
You would have to modify your duct a little for the zones.
But there is nothing like the Infinity or the Bryant's version Evolution Zone...
02-09-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,452
Posted By ClassicDave

My opinion, I would go with the 410A Systems. I...

My opinion, I would go with the 410A Systems.
I can fix, repair, replace either. Doesn't matter to me,
You want an R-22 system, go for it. But I know the price of R-22 repair will sky rocket after...
02-07-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By ClassicDave

Best way is to have replacement estimates from...

Best way is to have replacement estimates from your local Dealers come to your house and analyze your home. They will be able to explain the benefits of the systems they sell.
I would recommend 15...
02-07-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By ClassicDave

You are probably missing control voltage. ...

You are probably missing control voltage.
Control voltage is generated from the transformer inside the Air Handler.

A transformer could have gone bad
or a protection control voltage fuse has...
02-06-09, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,111
Posted By ClassicDave

A Air Handler or Furnace with a variable Speed...

A Air Handler or Furnace with a variable Speed ECM motors will be more quiet and more efficient PSC motors. Stating otherwise is not knowing equipment and how it operates.
If the system is sized...
02-06-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By ClassicDave

To find prices on extended warranties will differ...

To find prices on extended warranties will differ by the Dealer/Contractor.
In the State of Fl we are regulated by the state and the manufacturing company.
We have 4 labor rates to choose from...
02-06-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Posted By ClassicDave

Equipment brand in some sense is stereo typed...

Equipment brand in some sense is stereo typed with the companies that sell them. Some brands sell to any contractor. They only care about the #'s. Push it out to billy bob and let'R rip. Some of the...
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