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    Thanks !

    Thanks !
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    ok, now I know it is ok to wire caps like that....

    ok, now I know it is ok to wire caps like that. Would like to see the formula for series and parralel wiring. I had never seen or heard anyone ever say it was ok, so I ASSumed it was wrong, Thanks...
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    Yeah, I have put 2 together to get the customer...

    Yeah, I have put 2 together to get the customer by over a weekend or whatever the case may have been, but the tape had been on here so long it had started to deteriorate. Don't know if it really...
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    Guess the H/O didn't want to kink the copper...

    Guess the H/O didn't want to kink the copper picking up the unit. Is the accumulator rusted out from setting in a pool of water yet?
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    dual capacitor ?

    I cannot believe that someone out there actually put a 5 and a 3 together to make a 7.5, wrapped it with duct tape, charged the customer and can sleep at night !
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    oil

    I was told on my first job by a sup. that had been in the field for over 20 years , don't worry bout the oil in a line, the pressures will push it out.....Glad now I left him, and went to school.
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    Another dirty coil

    That is insulation from a bad splice joint in a flex line with NO collar. Cleaned the coil, repaired splice, removed all the insulation from inside the line and suggested duct cleaning. The origin of...
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    saw that, LG art cool, can only physically change...

    saw that, LG art cool, can only physically change 1 photo at a time. The one I installed had a video pic of the desert in heat mode and snow capped mountains in cool. These were the default settings,...
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    lookin for a mini split

    I installed a mini split a couple of years ago that had a video screen on the front of the a/h. I have been looking for another but cannot find one. I don't remember the brand, I think it was LG, not...
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    How would you do the lineset differently????

    How would you do the lineset differently????
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    Nice, neat, and clean. Question, how is your...

    Nice, neat, and clean. Question, how is your supply supported? cannot be sure from pics but looks like it is laying on 2x4's . If so won't that hurt the r factor of your insulation?
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    A little town in SC named Manning has a BBQ rest....

    A little town in SC named Manning has a BBQ rest. called D & H BBQ. I love eating there, the food is great, the people are awesome, the owners mother came up to my table sat down and started talking...
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    We live on mater samiches here in the summer....

    We live on mater samiches here in the summer. White bread, DUKES mayo, salt, pepper and a big ole glass of sweet tea. Next find a big oak tree and take a nap.
  14. I am in the south east swamp. South Carolina. A...

    I am in the south east swamp. South Carolina. A lot of homes here are old with very low and wide with a low roof line. Usually I build a 2x4 platform with 3/8 plywood, set it on top of the truss and...
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    always check pressure 1st

    I always check pressure 1st. Write them down, clean the coils then show the customer the difference after. Most of the time they are impressed and happy I took the time to explain it to them.
  16. quicksling

    That looks great but very rarely do I come across an attic with enough hieght to use something like that. Even my help couldn't complain about getting mastic on thier hands trying to seal the bottom...
  17. One more thing,.... the 4 x 4's under the unit ?...

    One more thing,.... the 4 x 4's under the unit ? I prefer pump risers, look a lot better.
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    I have too, but I go back and fix it. Don't lie...

    I have too, but I go back and fix it. Don't lie and say its squealing cause its new
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    If you look at the shaft you can see where the...

    If you look at the shaft you can see where the set screw set on 2 different places. The motor was probably one they pulled off another unit put in here with the wrong fan and charged the owner half...
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    It was done last summer, lasted almost a year...

    It was done last summer, lasted almost a year like that. I told the owner to contact the other company, said they called but the line had been disconnected.....imagine that.
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    wish I had some pics

    In 2005 I was working for another comp. then, setting the condensors on a rooftop. I was a helper, bolting down the units when I heard the head tech. start cussing and raising cane. The crew that was...
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    "the squealing is because it is new"

    The homeowner told me the last company put a new blower motor and fan on and the squealing would stop in a few days, it did , after the heads of the bolts on the motor had worn a groove into the new...
  23. Thread: Bread

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    Snow

    Snow????? I think I saw some on the news one time. LOL
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    Push , Push , Push

    I keep a few assorted lengths of steel pipe in the truck. Use them to roll the compressor, or whatever I am moving that is heavy and can usually do it by myself......but prefer not to.
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    OK I added my e mail. I dont usually put it out...

    OK I added my e mail. I dont usually put it out there to keep down on the spam and junk but this seems pretty safe.
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    dohhhh!!!!!! I am embarrassed!!

    dohhhh!!!!!! I am embarrassed!!
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    Hey dandyme, my mother is from Greenville. I...

    Hey dandyme, my mother is from Greenville. I loved the weather up there.I haven't been there in about 10 years.
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    just applied

    just applied for pro membership, this site is cool. I am taking advantage of computer time now while its nice outside. Acouple of months or less and I will be slammin with work and not even thinkin...
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    313D

    What is a 313D exam?
  30. Best installer?

    For best installer I would ask for references or a job they have recently done you could look at. A good installer will have references along with address for you. I keep a list on my truck of happy...
  31. Air flow

    The return size may be a large part of your problem. I would have at least a 10in. return with a 20 x 20 grill. Are your supply vents near the exterior walls, preferably windows? If not that is the...
  32. air flow

    When you have a new unit installed downstairs any competent installer will adjust the duct size to your needs. How big is your return? Where is your return located ?
  33. Replace the downstairs, and get a window unit for...

    Replace the downstairs, and get a window unit for upstairs. Window units are cheap and if it seems to do the job, upgrade when possible to a mini split. First, get the energy audit. Check with your...
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    I would stay with a 30, but if it is an old...

    I would stay with a 30, but if it is an old breaker or has a history of tripping replace it.
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    You can try insulating the water line you think...

    You can try insulating the water line you think is transfering the noise, and strapping the drain down.....careful not to change the slope on the drain or break off the drain.
  36. Thread: wire size

    by jodybhvac
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    I would go with a 6. If you ever added 5 kw you...

    I would go with a 6. If you ever added 5 kw you would still be safe. A heavier wire will also make it easier to sleep at night.....
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    Jamestown,sc

    Jamestown is located about 30 miles north of Moncks Corner on hwy.17A, or about 45 miles north of Mt. Pleasant on hwy.41 at the crossroads, we have 1 caution light, 2 cops (sometimes), and less than...
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    new tech. on the scene

    Hello all, I already started posting on other boards before I saw this. I have been a tech. for about 2 years and did ductwork primarily for about 6years prior to that. I live in South Carolina so I...
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    All liquids with vapor pressure will boil when...

    All liquids with vapor pressure will boil when the atmospheric temperature is lowered to or below its vapor pressure at that specific temperature.
    source http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hba...
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    Our warranty reads "any part fails due to a...

    Our warranty reads "any part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, the part shall be replaced free of charge within the warranty time frame" also "the customer is responsible for all...
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    Like dijit said, if your not licensed , you...

    Like dijit said, if your not licensed , you should call a pro. Saving a few dollars by diy sounds great till your in the ER with frostbite. To answer your question anyway,,,,,no you should not need...
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    I would Not change only the condensor. Even with...

    I would Not change only the condensor. Even with a good flush and vacuum you can still have particulates in the system , and 410 has a much higher pressure leading to a chance of leaks in the...
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    Unless "dog urinating on condensor and causing a...

    Unless "dog urinating on condensor and causing a leak" is covered under your warranty, I would repair the unit, charge the customer, advise them to prevent it from happening again and be on my way.
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