Need to replace the Flow Reduction valve on ClimateMaster TE30

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Les Kostolanci, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Les Kostolanci

    Les Kostolanci New Member

    I recently replaced my 19 year old Trane Geothermal heat pump with a ClimateMaster Tranquility TE038. So far everything works perfect, and the unit is much quieter than the Trane. But I received a phone call from the Installer stating that they were notified by CM that the Flow Reduction valve needs to be replaced with a ball valve because the FR valve could leak and flood the basement. They went on to say that this is only applicable to open Loop systems. I tried to call ClimateMaster to get details, but have yet to receive a response. Does anyone know if this is an inherent design issue with these units? Will changing to a ball valve affect efficiency?
     
  2. AMI Contracting

    AMI Contracting A nice Van Morrison song Industry Professional Forum Leader

    I'm sorry are we talking about a reducing valve or the modulating valve or......?
     
  3. Les Kostolanci

    Les Kostolanci New Member

    Don't know. The installer (or the clerk representing the Installer) referred to it as a Flow Reduction valve. In the conversation, she also referred to it as a flow valve or pressure valve.
     
  4. AMI Contracting

    AMI Contracting A nice Van Morrison song Industry Professional Forum Leader

    All I can do is guess what you are referring to which may not be helpful. Can you take a picture?
    If you trust your installer, let 'em at it.
     
  5. Les Kostolanci

    Les Kostolanci New Member

    I'm not allowing it to get done until I can speak to a ClimateMaster rep. Just want to be sure they are not referring to the V Flow valve.
     
  6. Mark Custis

    Mark Custis Not soon. Industry Professional Forum Leader

    It could be as simple not using a ball valve as a balancing valve in some types of water.

    Mark
     
  7. Todd

    Todd New Member

    Was there ever a conclusion to this problem?
     

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