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  1. Thread: service call

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    410 is better-- higher pressure costs less now

    410 is better-- higher pressure costs less now
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    Looks like a Goodman/Amana to me.I know a guy who...

    Looks like a Goodman/Amana to me.I know a guy who had one that would't come on. He tracked it down to an open pressure switch, and the diagram called it "low pressure cutout" based on the color code...
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    Regardless if the tank cost them nothing, it is...

    Regardless if the tank cost them nothing, it is still foolish to waste it, dumping it into a known leaker. When that is gone, and they need more and have to pay full price for a new jug, they will...
  4. Thread: Idiot....

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    I will admit that I have only done hvac in the...

    I will admit that I have only done hvac in the San Antonio area, but I doubt that Texas is the only place in the entire US where condensate drains are run like that- but maybe so. Who knows --
    ...
  5. Thread: Idiot....

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    Pretty much! Need to try and find out where it...

    Pretty much! Need to try and find out where it does go first. Some do tie into the sewer in the wall where it is not visible. A lot of them around here do go outside though
  6. Thread: Idiot....

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    That is a lot better than they way most are run...

    That is a lot better than they way most are run here. They usually use that branch tailpiece that is mainly for dishwasher drain. It is only about 5/8" and acts as a dam to choke up all the crud....
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    Hard to tell for sure from the pic, but the...

    Hard to tell for sure from the pic, but the ladder looks like it almost straight up vertical, just waiting to tip over backwards.
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    There was a repair kit for fixing the popped...

    There was a repair kit for fixing the popped rings on clamshell HX- I think it was Lennox that had them available. They were really nothing but the eyes for tarps, but the kits may have been more...
  9. Agree 100% Of course I am in S. Tx, so you could...

    Agree 100% Of course I am in S. Tx, so you could probably count on one hand the number of days in a year that a humidifier would be of any use anyway.About all EACs were ever any good for at all was...
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    To be perfectly honest, I doubt that it would...

    To be perfectly honest, I doubt that it would really make a noticeable difference. Doubt it had been that many years-- those are the new disposable coils. Install a Space Guard filter with it and...
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    We had so many of those coils leaking that we...

    We had so many of those coils leaking that we quit selling Ruud-period. Most didnt even make two years. We quit selling Amana because of their coils. Out of the frying pan--into the fire!
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    They were going to call it Chicago, but din't...

    They were going to call it Chicago, but din't have enough room.
  13. Thread: Big orange box

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    Almost identical here in San Antonio Tx Ruud or...

    Almost identical here in San Antonio Tx Ruud or maybe Rheem furnace and Lennox condenser. They used to have Trane condensers not that long ago
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    Possibly a shutoff partially blocked from view...

    Possibly a shutoff partially blocked from view behind the vent pipe---can't really tell for sure
  15. Thread: Oh boy

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    Is that one where you can rotate the inducer so...

    Is that one where you can rotate the inducer so it can vent out the side of the furnace? If it is, it looks like it could be done without any backfall on the pipe.
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    Sounds like my Diesel pickup

    Sounds like my Diesel pickup
  17. They were shaking the camera around so much that...

    They were shaking the camera around so much that I almost got motion sickness watching it.
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    X2

    X2
  19. Thread: What thaa?!??!*

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    He probably just didn't know that you could cut...

    He probably just didn't know that you could cut the flex.
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    Health dept requires a 2" air gap on the bin...

    Health dept requires a 2" air gap on the bin drain here. I don't think they actually measure it, and as long as the bin drain pipe is above the sewer pipe so the sewer cannot back up into the bin,...
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    I was thinking about the Three Stooges when I...

    I was thinking about the Three Stooges when I first saw that pic of the WH's
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    The Three Stooges do this?

    The Three Stooges do this?
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    Years ago I saw several antique GE horizontals...

    Years ago I saw several antique GE horizontals where the blower door was removed and the return installed in it's place. Actually had to replace a motor in one.
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    I heard one time abut a couple with a toddler...

    I heard one time abut a couple with a toddler that was in the midst of potty training that were in a Home Depot or similar, and the toddler ran off and used one of the display toilets. He/she was so...
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    Seen a Ruud 4 ton that was worse. Under the UV...

    Seen a Ruud 4 ton that was worse. Under the UV light it looked like someone had taken about two cans on John Deere green spray paint and emptied both of them on the coil. Almost solid green.But I put...
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    Did you change the stuff on what would be the top...

    Did you change the stuff on what would be the top of the coil if it was upflow. They come set up for horizontal right and there is some stuff that must be turned around for horiz right. All of the...
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    Three phase unit-- one per phase?

    Three phase unit-- one per phase?
  28. Thread: Death Trap

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    Besides the fake pic and story, I doubt many...

    Besides the fake pic and story, I doubt many houses with propane central heat in Pa have an 80 gallon tank. How long would that last in winter-maybe 1 1/2 weeks tops
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    Yeah, that's what I am thinking also. Almost two...

    Yeah, that's what I am thinking also. Almost two years and they cant sell it for that price? I watch all of those home shows on HGTV and see worse looking houses going for 20X that. Even in the worst...
  30. Thread: Low Bid Ducting

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    I didnt look close enough the first time. Now I...

    I didnt look close enough the first time. Now I see. At first glance I thought the unit was on the ground. Didn't realize it was on the roof.
  31. Thread: Low Bid Ducting

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    Temporary cooling for a couple of days? If so, no...

    Temporary cooling for a couple of days? If so, no big deal. If not ----------
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    It looks like they just stuck the gray 1/2...

    It looks like they just stuck the gray 1/2 carflex up through the hole instead of using a connector. In some places they can run the low voltage wire exposed but we are required to have it in it's...
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    It looks like a flat roof with no attic anyway--...

    It looks like a flat roof with no attic anyway-- and maybe on a slab as well cant really tell.
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    If that is just for the DHW another alternative...

    If that is just for the DHW another alternative would be to put an electric WH in each apt--assuming they have individual electric meters.Let the tenants pay for their own hot water.
  35. Or a flaring tool

    Or a flaring tool
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    At least it is in the shade. It actually looks...

    At least it is in the shade. It actually looks like there is way more than a foot above it, and it is near the open side not stuck in the middle. It certainly isn't good for air circulation, but...
  37. Thread: Traps?

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    I bet some prankster or vandal turned the second...

    I bet some prankster or vandal turned the second one 180 deg to where it is now-pointing up
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    Was that in some humongous house with swamp...

    Was that in some humongous house with swamp coolers for a/c? I can't imagine that size furnace running long enough in Tucson to do that, unless that was the only heat for 5-6K sq ft
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    Lennox used to use a similar line.

    Lennox used to use a similar line.
  40. The hardware store at home in S Tx. in the 60's...

    The hardware store at home in S Tx. in the 60's had two old car engines running on NG turning belt drive compressors for A/C. There the gas and electric companies were separate and competed somewhat....
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    I have found some coils that had a valve core in...

    I have found some coils that had a valve core in the port, and some txv's had a depresser built in and some didn't. Just had to get the right combination.
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    The house is settling--sinking on the left side-...

    The house is settling--sinking on the left side- and they wanted to make sure the breaker box stayed straight and level.
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    Years ago I ran into several Goodman 5 ton a/h's...

    Years ago I ran into several Goodman 5 ton a/h's that had similar failure-though not as bad as that one. I don't remember if there were any furnaces in that period or not.
  44. Ahh, ok I see now. Wouldn't have been that hard...

    Ahh, ok I see now. Wouldn't have been that hard to flare the sides of the return out to the width of the coil case. That trap is doing a lot of good with the open tee before it. I don't remember if...
  45. Maybe it is just me, but I can't begin to tell...

    Maybe it is just me, but I can't begin to tell what it is that we are looking at.
  46. Wait til I retire in three years and move. I will...

    Wait til I retire in three years and move. I will do neater wiring though. Did it have a cooling tower or what?
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    System is low on because he was out there...

    System is low on because he was out there sniffing it.
  48. Guess they are free to open and close at any...

    Guess they are free to open and close at any hours they choose, but I don't know of any here that close before 5 either.
  49. I first thought it must be some kind of gag-- a...

    I first thought it must be some kind of gag-- a parody or satire of hvac techs or something like that, but I cannot imagine anyone going to such great lengths. If it was one short video, maybe-- but...
  50. Yeah-- I wonder what was so special about that...

    Yeah-- I wonder what was so special about that start cap that the supply house didn't have one in stock. Maybe they just had regular start caps and no "high start capacitors".
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