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by DaleM
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Coleman Service & Repair
Topic: coleman outside unit quit running
Replies: 3
Views: 4395

Re: coleman outside unit quit running

Several things can make the outside unit not work. Verify power to the unit. The contctor may be energized which could be the humming in the unit. If 220v is there I would look at the capacitor. I replace many of those every year. Unit won't run if the cap is trashed. most likely your problem.
by DaleM
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Correct Size (BTU OUT) For This Home?
Replies: 4
Views: 5050

Re: Correct Size (BTU OUT) For This Home?

Check the duct connections going from one half of the home to the other. Might be losing heat there. Also consider Nordyne's M7 furnace. Rated at 95+ efficiency it's a pretty good unit. I replaced my 25 year old Colemen 7995, a 95,000 BTU pilot model furnace, with Nordyne's largest M7 rated at 72,00...
by DaleM
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Coleman Service & Repair
Topic: Mobile Home HVAC near IronMountain Mi
Replies: 2
Views: 4339

Re: Mobile Home HVAC near IronMountain Mi

Private message sent.
by DaleM
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Coleman Service & Repair
Topic: New Flue-Old Furnace?
Replies: 2
Views: 4159

Re: New Flue-Old Furnace?

Entirely possible, we do it several times a year. They are telescopic and each one covers a range of roof heights. You will need the measurement from the top of the furnace to the roof line where it exits the home.
by DaleM
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Made a mistake with roof coating
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: Made a mistake with roof coating

First off is your roof peaked, curved or flat? If you have a peaked style metal roof I wouldn't be too concerned about it. Mostly you are just protecting the metal from rusting. There is no pooling on a peaked roof. In my 30+ years of experience dealing with roof coatings I have found that once a ro...
by DaleM
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Properly sizing central A/C
Replies: 3
Views: 4448

Re: Properly sizing central A/C

With the humidity level you have I would consider either a 2.5 or 2 ton unit. 3 ton would cool the home well but won't run long enough to remove humidity. You will reach your target temperature too quickly with the 3 ton and not reduce the humidity very much. I would probably consider a 2 ton conden...
by DaleM
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Coleman Service & Repair
Topic: Smell from vent
Replies: 2
Views: 3759

Re: Smell from vent

You say no critters can get under the home. Is this a single wide or double? Are there any flex ducts underneath? The smell should not be able to get in the house from the outside unit unless there is ducting running from it to the home.
by DaleM
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Nordyne Service & Repair
Topic: Nordyne/Intertherm weak flame - furnace off?
Replies: 2
Views: 4859

Re: Nordyne/Intertherm weak flame - furnace off?

How warm/hot was it in the house when this happened? I could be wrong but there may be a setting in the board that will turn the blower on if a limit switch cuts off. It would be a safety feature to cool the unit down whether it is calling for heat or not. This blower coming on thing was quite commo...
by DaleM
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Coleman Service & Repair
Topic: Foul odor
Replies: 3
Views: 4914

Re: Foul odor

Those vented caps can fail. Get a new one, screw it in and you should be all good. They are about $7.
by DaleM
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Coleman Service & Repair
Topic: Orange/blue Flame
Replies: 3
Views: 5576

Re: Orange/blue Flame

The flame should be mostly blue with orange tips. It should be blue as it wraps around the target/deflector then where it rolls up the blue will have orange tips. You can check to see if he converted the valve properly to LP gas. Directions for the conversion should be plainly posted on the furnace.
by DaleM
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Service & Repair of Other Brands
Topic: Central Air unit leaking water into underbelly
Replies: 2
Views: 5879

Re: Central Air unit leaking water into underbelly

If underneath the furnace it could be a crack in a plastic pan or a rusted away steel pan. Seen them both but the excess condensate usually ends up in the ductwork. However if you have fiberglass ducts then it will pool in the belly of the home.
by DaleM
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Re: Windows

I am a mobile home/manufactured housing contractor. I just bought residential windows that are argon filled with low e glass in vinyl frames. No problem whatsoever. I have installed plenty of them over the years with no trouble. Biggest hassle is getting the right size residential window for the hom...
by DaleM
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Short Cycling - Water Pressure Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 2799

Re: Short Cycling - Water Pressure Tank

Could be a small leak some place. Look all over the underside of your home for puddling in the belly wrap.
by DaleM
Sat May 10, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Coleman Service & Repair
Topic: Coleman EB10b fan
Replies: 1
Views: 3891

Re: Coleman EB10b fan

Sequencer.
by DaleM
Mon May 05, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: belly wrap/insulation question
Replies: 11
Views: 3512

Re: belly wrap/insulation question

The encapsulated is not a vapor barrier but the belly wrap is and that is why you have to install new belly wrap.