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  1. I would without hesitation contact the installing...

    I would without hesitation contact the installing contractor and explain my concerns. There should be NO reason a brand new system fresh out of the box can't keep up with the heat loss of an average...
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    My experience with Goodman has been fairly foul....

    My experience with Goodman has been fairly foul. It wasn't the equipment, however-but the installing mechanic. Typically, Goodman (aka Janitrol, Amana, and several other names) is used in a low bid...
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    Put all of that together with a programmable stat...

    Put all of that together with a programmable stat (Honeywell or White/Rodgers please) and you should save quite a bit of dough... if you program it and adjust yourself to its operation. Also have...
  4. Question: Loud Return Vent

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    Visit your local sheet metal shop and have them...

    Visit your local sheet metal shop and have them *build* you something similar to your baseboard cover. It shouldn't cost that much, and you can draw it up on paper and have them build your design. ...
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    Set on temp at 125-135 and off temp to 85-100. ...

    Set on temp at 125-135 and off temp to 85-100. That should work fine for you.
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    This is a vent blockage, plain and simple. If it...

    This is a vent blockage, plain and simple. If it works fine with the exhaust removed, but fails when you connect it, there is a venting problem. You will need to make *sure* the vent is clear, and...
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    Typically a motor will have a common, 2 capacitor...

    Typically a motor will have a common, 2 capacitor leads, and 3 speed legs. The speed legs are simply wires connected to the armature at differing points to increase speed of rotation. The relay...
  8. Hmmmm... pretty odd! Usually, at the...

    Hmmmm... pretty odd!

    Usually, at the beginning of the heat season, you'll get the smell of the dust burning off the heat strip coils on the first activation or two, but smells of "wet"? ...
  9. These comments lead me to believe you need the...

    These comments lead me to believe you need the gas pressure checked... you may have a bad regulator somewhere. Your tech will more than likely solve it for you fairly quickly.

    Good Luck.
  10. You have a limit open more than likely....

    You have a limit open more than likely. Check/Change your filter first. Check for 24 volts between the posts on the limit (small rectangle facing you on firewall of furnace with 2 wires coming out). ...
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    They're probably trying to see if it's a...

    They're probably trying to see if it's a "millivolt" system. Does your system have a transformer on it? If so, it's 24 volts. If not, it's a millivolt system and the two thermostats are for the...
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    The "auto-on" switch on your thermostat controls...

    The "auto-on" switch on your thermostat controls only the fan. In auto mode, the fan cycles with the heater or air conditioner, in "On" state, well... it's *on*-regardless of call for heat or...
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    If not Graingers, try York or Luxaire...

    If not Graingers, try York or Luxaire distributors. That looks like a York model number.

    NOTE: As long as you have the same mounting, get a generic motor to replace it. Match the horsepower,...
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    I live in Metro Wash DC area and last year BG&E...

    I live in Metro Wash DC area and last year BG&E passed a *73%* price hike. They said it was to keep up with the market, and that they were losing money.

    And they pulled it off.

    Public Service...
  15. I agree-sort of. It sounds like the pressure...

    I agree-sort of. It sounds like the pressure switch is NormallyClosed and proving, but should be NO, and proving on the draft? But all models I've worked on wouldn't fire at all if pressure switch...
  16. Hmmm... limits are good, or no ignition would...

    Hmmm... limits are good, or no ignition would exist. Thermostat-ok-calling for heat as it shoud. Problem appears to be in igniton. Is gas turned on? At house? At appliance? If so, is there 24VAC...
  17. If you're going to have a service tech out to...

    If you're going to have a service tech out to install it, have them check the unit over for you. You can provide the model and serial number to them and request they bring the switch out as...
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    Ok... after thinking about it, you're absolutely...

    Ok... after thinking about it, you're absolutely right... I should have said "it's the least COST efficient"... LOL.
  19. Question: Rental repairs

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    I don't live in Florida, but I'll bet you that...

    I don't live in Florida, but I'll bet you that there IS such an organization. You can try calling the local county office and ask for "Landlord-Tenant" affairs or some such. A quick phone call to...
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    Try changing the thermocouple. It's cheap,...

    Try changing the thermocouple. It's cheap, relatively easy to change usually, and the most common problem with pilots not relighting. Do not use the cheap aluminum thermocouples, but the copper...
  21. Because >sigh< somehow Lux managed to win some...

    Because >sigh< somehow Lux managed to win some sort of Consumer R*****ts award for best value for the dollar or somesuch... now I can't seem to impress on people that read this magazine (which is...
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    My bad... I don't personally use them, as I carry...

    My bad... I don't personally use them, as I carry my amp clamp everywhere and have constructed a nice little "rig" that mounts fairly quickly... no more wrapwrapwrapwrap crap. I also wanted to...
  23. A condensated trap is used in high efficiency...

    A condensated trap is used in high efficiency furnaces to allow the water in the secondary heat exchanger and collector box to drain properly. It's usually plastic, sits in the blower compartment,...
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    Still not working? Stat is done most likely. ...

    Still not working? Stat is done most likely. Get another stat (or try the old one) and wire it up per our previous discussion. If you get another new stat, get a Honeywell(personal preference) or...
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    It's actually titled "Eagles Fly" and it's on...

    It's actually titled "Eagles Fly" and it's on Sammy Hagar's "I never said Goodbye" album. I didn't know VH recorded it...

    Amazon.com has it.
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    Very simple installation once you know what's...

    Very simple installation once you know what's what.

    Turn off power to furnace at breaker or service switch on furnace.

    Go to the furnace, and open up the electric compartment (in the bottom in...
  27. This is pretty vague. How many flashes? Count...

    This is pretty vague. How many flashes? Count them and interpret them-fault codes should be on door of unit. What kind of unit? Which manufacturer? The more information you can provide, the more...
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    I don't believe so. I think the "C" they are...

    I don't believe so. I think the "C" they are referring to stands for Cooling (some stats used C or a number instead of Y) It sounds to me like you have a battery operated thermostat that doesn't...
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    Is the fan outracing the heat exchanger? Perhaps...

    Is the fan outracing the heat exchanger? Perhaps the blower is set to too high a speed. Just a guess, as I'm not familiar with this type unit.
  30. A clue. It's in an unheated space. Have you...

    A clue. It's in an unheated space. Have you checked the air handler and return ductwork and make sure it's sealed up air tight? I ran a call last month with the same symptoms, and found the filter...
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    This is either a spark ignition or hot surface...

    This is either a spark ignition or hot surface ignition system-there are no pilots to light. The four tubes you speak of are burners.

    If it's a hot surface ignitor (has a large white ceramic...
  32. Question: TH8320 thermostat

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    It looks to me like: G-F (Green, Fan) Y-C...

    It looks to me like:

    G-F (Green, Fan)
    Y-C (Yellow, Cooling)
    W/H (White, Heat)
    RV (Red Voltage)
    4M (?? Possibly for motor on stat)

    If I were a betting man, I would wire it thusly:
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    Unfortunately, we have already answered to the...

    Unfortunately, we have already answered to the best of our capabilities. There are too many variables in ducting that can affect system performance, thus our vague answers and referrals to...
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    Have the nozzle and filter changed regularly...

    Have the nozzle and filter changed regularly (once a year should suffice) and clean the photocell.

    Turn off the power to the furnace. On top of the burner assembly is a large black box-the...
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    Agreed. The problem as I see it... Goodman is...

    Agreed. The problem as I see it... Goodman is not as poor quality as one would think, the problem lies in the fact that it is cheap. This is the brand of choice for the bootlegger, cheap landlord,...
  36. TIP: 2 fully insulated female terminals make a...

    TIP: 2 fully insulated female terminals make a "quick and dirty" blade type fuse holder.:D

    Simply cut the hot secondary lead, strip and crimp one fully insulated 1/4" female spade terminal onto...
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    You say the main burner comes on for a couple of...

    You say the main burner comes on for a couple of seconds and drops out? Clean the flame sensor (small rod sitting in flame on opposite side of igniter) with some clean steel wool, reinstall, and try...
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    [QUOTE=normtoy]Last night I had replaced my...

    [QUOTE=normtoy]Last night I had replaced my working noisy buzzing Honeywell mercury t-stat with a quiet programmable Lux t-stat, reconnected the respective R to R, G to G, W to W and C (blue) to the...
  39. Yes, depending on some models they do run the fan...

    Yes, depending on some models they do run the fan in event of an open limit. Check your filter! If you have a dirty filter, that will cut down air flow and the heat exchanger will overheat causing...
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    Just make sure you disconnect the thermostat from...

    Just make sure you disconnect the thermostat from the wires and then jump the wires together. Jumping across terminals on a stat can cause a small spark with hi amperage that can take out the...
  41. Rather than an electric furnace, how about a heat...

    Rather than an electric furnace, how about a heat pump? Today's heat pumps are fairly efficient (much more so than an electric furnace) and can keep your home fairly toasty. Air to air systems (most...
  42. Question: HotWater Heater

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    Bill, please post your questions in a new thread...

    Bill, please post your questions in a new thread next visit so your question doesn't get buried in the mix.

    Regarding the dripping-where is it dripping from? If it's from the pipe on the side,...
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    Check and see if the water feed valve for the...

    Check and see if the water feed valve for the refrigerator is open. This will be located on a copper pipe and looks like it is clamped onto the pipe. Just follow the water tubing from the...
  44. Yes, there are several, but I don't endorse any...

    Yes, there are several, but I don't endorse any of them as they block sites based on THEIR agenda. For example, one may block all porn, but it may block barbie.com as well (proven by experience) or...
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    You will *definitely* need to shut off the water!...

    You will *definitely* need to shut off the water!

    Yes, there are special tools needed to remove the valve (aka "stem") in many faucets. Knowing the maker and model of the valve would help our...
  46. Question: Ceiling fan value

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    When I sell on eBay, I try to look up the item...

    When I sell on eBay, I try to look up the item I'm selling and establish a price based on existing offers. Just remember-shipping for this thing is going to be more than a 39 cent stamp! You will...
  47. Question: Bidding 4 client

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    Dre... First, lose the "da businessman"...

    Dre...

    First, lose the "da businessman" moniker... LOL. It's OK here, but won't impress your clients!

    Secondly, start talking to the local real estate rental agents, apartment complexes, and...
  48. Question: Best Laptop

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    In general... what are you going to use it for? ...

    In general... what are you going to use it for?

    If it's just for putzing around on the internet or typing letters, the cheapest Dell will do. (Note: Dell is recommended only because of their low...
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    Since this is an electric furnace, I'll assume...

    Since this is an electric furnace, I'll assume you have 208/230 volts here and if only 1 fuse is blowing, you still have a "hot" system. Shut off ALL breakers before working on it.

    The unit has...
  50. Hmmmm... 8x24 inch plenum and return. Sounds...

    Hmmmm... 8x24 inch plenum and return. Sounds like the ducting is undersized for a 3 1/2 ton system. Just a thought. HVAC1000, Missouribound, am I off base here?

    And remember, reducing the fan...
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