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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #300 on: June 09, 2021, 07:47:51 AM »
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #301 on: June 14, 2021, 07:57:18 PM »
I want to replace my Bryant Evolution Thermostat SYSTXBBUID01 but I cannot get the thing off the wall and so far google has been little help.

If you look at the comments here others also have the same problem but they said to just pull hard and I've pulled really hard and even tried to pry it off with a flat head screwdriver but at the risk of cracking it and/or pulling the whole thing (with the base) out of the wall I didn't want to go further.

Any ideas? Yes, it's been on the wall for years and years but still...
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #302 on: June 15, 2021, 08:39:45 AM »
Would something like this help? Always better to use the right tool, and prying with a screwdriver is improvising
https://www.amazon.com/4-Piece-Mechanic-Dicfeos-Thicker-Strike/dp/B07BKVWXWQ

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #303 on: June 15, 2021, 11:51:24 AM »
I was hoping someone would have the same thermostat and can offer insight. If I use a prybar I'll probably break it just the same as with a flat head.
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #304 on: June 15, 2021, 12:02:16 PM »
Ac running.
Blowing air, (fresh filters), keeps house relatively cool, but runs alot.
But when putting hand by various vents, neither of them are freezing cold, like it should be, and therefore it takes much longer to cool down.

What can be the issue?

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #305 on: June 15, 2021, 12:25:26 PM »
I was hoping someone would have the same thermostat and can offer insight. If I use a prybar I'll probably break it just the same as with a flat head.
Use a putty knife or 2.  It spreads out the lifting pressure.

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #306 on: June 15, 2021, 12:50:25 PM »
I was hoping someone would have the same thermostat and can offer insight. If I use a prybar I'll probably break it just the same as with a flat head.
Can you post a picture? It does seem like giving it a bit more force should work.

Use a putty knife or 2.  It spreads out the lifting pressure.

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #307 on: June 15, 2021, 01:43:02 PM »
Thanks.

But I've hit another snag, it seems that this is a proprietary bryant device designed to work only with bryant equipment. I was hoping to replace it with a sensi wifi stat but based on this it seems like that's not possible and I would need to use one of theirs which are prohibitively overpriced.  :-\
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #308 on: June 15, 2021, 02:56:33 PM »
Thanks.

But I've hit another snag, it seems that this is a proprietary bryant device designed to work only with bryant equipment. I was hoping to replace it with a sensi wifi stat but based on this it seems like that's not possible and I would need to use one of theirs which are prohibitively overpriced.  :-\
I'm not a big fan of justanswer.com but in this case it seems to be correct. Seems like you don't have many options.
https://www.reddit.com/r/homeautomation/comments/954x2p/best_thermostat_to_use_with_a_bryant_evolution/

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #309 on: June 15, 2021, 06:12:39 PM »
Ac running.
Blowing air, (fresh filters), keeps house relatively cool, but runs alot.
But when putting hand by various vents, neither of them are freezing cold, like it should be, and therefore it takes much longer to cool down.

What can be the issue?
Freon leak?

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #310 on: June 23, 2021, 08:13:49 PM »
My water heater is about to hit 10yrs old and prepping to swap it for a Tankless.

Have 2 questions

1) what company and specs i should look for

2) what would be the cost of Installation for a gas tankless.

has anyone done this that has any tips or advice can pm me


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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #311 on: June 23, 2021, 08:16:53 PM »
My water heater is about to hit 10yrs old and prepping to swap it for a Tankless.

Have 2 questions

1) what company and specs i should look for

2) what would be the cost of Installation for a gas tankless.

has anyone done this that has any tips or advice can pm me


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I'm not answering your actual question, just pointing out that tankless can have potential issues for Yom Tov. AYLOR
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #312 on: June 23, 2021, 08:42:03 PM »
I'm not answering your actual question, just pointing out that tankless can have potential issues for Yom Tov. AYLOR
yes it prob will. As often as that happens we will plan accordingly lol

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #313 on: June 24, 2021, 09:11:46 AM »
Rheem has models that are rated >11 GPM with a 1 inch gas pipe. You'll need a proper vent or chimney too. Most of the installation is very DIY except for making the pipe amd chimney connections.

For Y"T maybe someone can invent a tankless with a pilot light  ;D

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #314 on: June 30, 2021, 08:11:56 PM »
Should I get an attic fan?
On 90+ degree days my main floor stays under 72ish but my upstairs is 78+. My house (in NJ) has 2 central AC/heat systems.  One is in the attic and my attic is probably 130 degrees right now. An HVAC guy just told me the unit is fine, but being that its sucking in such hot air, and that the ductwork is in such a hot attic, by the time the air gets to my bedrooms it isn't cold. He said I need a good attic fan installed. Though google seems to say they can cause more problems. Any advice?


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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #315 on: July 05, 2021, 06:02:42 PM »
Should I get an attic fan?
On 90+ degree days my main floor stays under 72ish but my upstairs is 78+. My house (in NJ) has 2 central AC/heat systems.  One is in the attic and my attic is probably 130 degrees right now. An HVAC guy just told me the unit is fine, but being that its sucking in such hot air, and that the ductwork is in such a hot attic, by the time the air gets to my bedrooms it isn't cold. He said I need a good attic fan installed. Though google seems to say they can cause more problems. Any advice?

Same question lol....

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #316 on: July 05, 2021, 06:39:10 PM »
I did have a attic fan till recently it helped out somewhat i just upgraded to sprafoam in attic and my ac is working alot better  my attic is cool as well

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #317 on: July 05, 2021, 06:41:42 PM »
Not asking but just going to vent a bit.

The HVAC system in our new-ish house was installed so badly, such a terrible job. Despite having a new house with a brand new system, and spray foam, the main floor could barely ever cool down, I would have it running on 68 all day and it still wouldn't feel that cool in my house. I finally brought someone last September to check out my house, but instead of inspecting the house, he quickly shoots in some freon and bills me $400, claiming thats all it needed. But my house is hotter than ever. I brought down another HVAC guy a couple weeks ago and he finds that the condenser and indoor units were mixed up, my 3 ton condenser was hooked up to my tenants 2 ton unit, and the tenants 2 ton condenser was hooked up to my 3 ton unit.

Sure enough we swapped out the units and I feel sufficiently-cool air in my house for the first time ever. There were also issues with the ductwork among other things but can't be fixed. It's really sad how poorly these things are built, many HVAC installations that are being performed in Lakewood should not be acceptable by any means.
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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #318 on: July 05, 2021, 06:45:44 PM »
You should check if the guy that filled up freon didn't overfill with more freon that unit can take a friend of my unit was filled up more than required

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Re: HVAC (heating and AC) question
« Reply #319 on: July 05, 2021, 09:12:03 PM »
Not asking but just going to vent a bit.

The HVAC system in our new-ish house was installed so badly, such a terrible job. Despite having a new house with a brand new system, and spray foam, the main floor could barely ever cool down, I would have it running on 68 all day and it still wouldn't feel that cool in my house. I finally brought someone last September to check out my house, but instead of inspecting the house, he quickly shoots in some freon and bills me $400, claiming thats all it needed. But my house is hotter than ever. I brought down another HVAC guy a couple weeks ago and he finds that the condenser and indoor units were mixed up, my 3 ton condenser was hooked up to my tenants 2 ton unit, and the tenants 2 ton condenser was hooked up to my 3 ton unit.

Sure enough we swapped out the units and I feel sufficiently-cool air in my house for the first time ever. There were also issues with the ductwork among other things but can't be fixed. It's really sad how poorly these things are built, many HVAC installations that are being performed in Lakewood should not be acceptable by any means.
Its not HVAC and itís not Lakewood itís an overall problem with lots of subs IMO