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tony barnhill
02-14-2008, 12:47 PM
Well, my 15-year old, 5-ton, 13seer Heil heat pump died...so today there are 5 guys here completely redoing everything to install a new energy efficient 5-ton, 15seer Trane unit....& mine's a split unit so they're having to replace the outside compressor unit, the under house air handler, rebuild the returns, run a new 30-amp wiring circuit for the heat strips, replace the 80-amp air handler circuit breaker with a 60-amp (they're splitting the heat strips out of the old 80-amp circuit onto their own 30-amp circuit) & check/reseal all my ductwork!

Nice Valentine's Day gift for me - NOT!!

GB1
02-14-2008, 01:32 PM
Sorry to hear Tony

I woke up this morning to no heat and tenant complaining. I checked for power hit the reset and still nothing.

Fear struck me, and then I wiggled the wires for the thermostat connection to the relay a vrooom.

Gonna solder those wires when I get home, old and brittle.

Guess I got away easy.

tony barnhill
02-14-2008, 01:38 PM
Yep, you did...at least they think we can continue using my digital, programmable thermostat.

anthony7777
02-15-2008, 10:08 AM
tony, sorry to hear of your problem, i know how you must feel right about now, 4 years ago my forced hot air heating system and my hot water heater (both in the same room) went none serviceable simultainiously, only saving grace is i was able to replace them both myself, when i got the quote from my oil company's salesman on the cost to replace these units i said many, many words to him that are not and hopefully never will be permitted to be used here.

vping
02-15-2008, 10:36 AM
Our house woke up to a smoke detector beeping. So I pulled it off the ceiling to check the battery. My house is wired so the battery is a backup and the beep it the warning to replace it. No 9v's in the house so I left it on the counter. Still hear beeping but in another part of the house. Pull another down and same thing. Then another, what the... Breaker is fine but I have three beeping all at the same time. Coincidence? Not sure but Jeani is going to pick up some batteries and reinstall. Hoping there is not a problem somewhere. I installed them about 7 years ago when I had all the walls and ceiling open for my renovation.

Are the stars out of alignment or something?

tony barnhill
02-15-2008, 12:06 PM
To top it all off, one of my overhead garage doors stopped working & I had that repairman out here until after dark! Little plastic gear finally wore away!

It hard to believe I built this house 15 years ago!

anthony7777
02-15-2008, 12:43 PM
To top it all off, one of my overhead garage doors stopped working & I had that repairman out here until after dark! Little plastic gear finally wore away!

It hard to believe I built this house 15 years ago! - that one a them plastic gears what got "m.g." stamped on it? /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif

tony barnhill
02-15-2008, 12:45 PM
To top it all off, one of my overhead garage doors stopped working & I had that repairman out here until after dark! Little plastic gear finally wore away!

It hard to believe I built this house 15 years ago! - that one a them plastic gears what got "m.g." stamped on it? /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif
No, its got "Craftsman" stamped on it! I told the repairman to come back in the Spring when it was warmer to do the other 2 doors as they can't be far behind this one!