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    That is really bad! You said lots of clean work...

    That is really bad! You said lots of clean work ahead - don't know what kind of refrigerant it's running, could you imagine the clean work ahead if you were also converting this to a POE based system...
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    r410a

    this is from dupont's faq section on its web site:
  3. something is not right here...

    Something is not right here! If this was a recent install ( less than 1 year ) you should been covered under the warranty. If the valve locked up, how did they free it up? Usually when a rev. valve...
  4. once again I have to...

    once again I have to agree JP on this. My refrigerator is 4 ft. from the exit door in the kitchen. I slide it over to the opening and clean the condensing coil using a leaf blower. My coil is mounted...
  5. Call another a/c company

    Call another a/c company. It appears you didn't read the rules about D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) / non-professionals - basically NO DIY questions or pricing questions.
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    Robert E Lee and Slavery: Letter to His Wife

    Robert E Lee's view on Slavery: A letter to his wife.
  7. Thread: Trane Voyager

    by badbillr
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    are you talking about...

    are you talking about when the power is re-applied to the unit, the blower bumps on for a brief second and then right back off? If so, when the power is applied an electrical field is created, the...
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    not only reasonable, but..

    Not only reasonable in cost and easy to install/setup, but it also makes the equipment look more modern & sophisticated!
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    here in south Florida..

    Here in South Florida, we had a couple of horizontal splits located in the attic giving us the same problem. We ended up resolving the sweating issue by re-insulating the a/h cabinet using flat...
  10. stay with the gas..

    Stay with the gas setup, dual fuel would be over-kill. I have lived in Brandon since 1979 and last winter was certainly the coldest we have experienced in quite some time. The cold weather stayed...
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    use your flux...

    After applying solder to the heated joint, use your flux brush with flux still on it & "wipe" around the soldered joint. You will end up with a solid connection that looks great. Another thing to...
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    not the correct way...

    Not the correct way to remove the oil from a system. Click on the link below to watch a video on how a system is to be flushed. The guy in this video has made several HVAC videos and does a pretty...
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    split the coil

    splitting the coil on a 15 ton condenser is not a huge under-taking and does not require anything more than what you would normally use to clean a condenser coil. The coil only splits apart on...
  14. Thread: Filters?

    by badbillr
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    stay with the pleated...

    stay with the pleated 4" or 5" media filters. I can not tell you how many electronic air cleaners that we have removed when replacing a system due to it being electrically broken, cells being damaged...
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    check for leakage..

    check the compressor for poppet valve leakage. when the compressor came online, within 5-7 seconds the demand cooling was being energized. I pumped the compressor down and found that the valves were...
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    check the...

    Tommy - make sure the evap has been defrosted. Now, looking through were the plastic bins are normally, you need to see where the cap tube enters the evap. -- there should not be any frost or ice...
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    I have replaced many..

    I have replaced many of these evap coils due to micro-leaks. I inject UV in to the system, go to lunch and when I come back use the UV lamp to check coil. Little micro leaks, everywhere! Save some...
  18. Have some fun!!

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    Here's 2 more tips about these GPS units:

    The way they know that the vehicle has been started versus key-on is when the vehicle is not running the battery voltage will be less...
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    I agree

    I don't care too much for Ford vans myself, definitely prefer Chevy vans. The interior cab setup is not very user friendly, example - Chevy has deep door pockets and other little storage places that...
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    here you go!!

    Here's the info you were looking for. I hope it helps out.
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    same here

    DITTO!
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    sounds like...

    sounds like 1 of 2 things: first one being the system is low on coolant. second - fan clutch slipping too much. when you rev the engine up, do you feel lots of air being pulled through the radiator...
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    the only person

    He's the only thing or person Chuck Norris fears. He thanks you twice, more than once ----
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    Domestic

    I don't know what domestic refrigerator "chilli" is refering to, but your average household refrigerator works like this. It is the same for side-by-side or over/under refrigerators.

    The freezer...
  25. Thread: TXV Wrap

    by badbillr
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    ditto

    dchappa21 has got it down! Only adding this: get the rag wet & then wring it out slightly. The key to making the wet rag tip a success is how tightly you wrap the rag around the valve. Remove the...
  26. Thread: Snake oil???

    by badbillr
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    I think this stuff is similar..

    I picked up a couple of bottles of this stuff called Just-for-Copper from Wally-Mart as a clearance item. They were selling them for $1.00, regular price $14.99 . I figured what the heck & bought the...
  27. Thread: superheat

    by badbillr
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    Both are correct..

    Both of you are correct. Look at it this way, there are basically two kinds of superheat in a system:

    Evaporator superheat- to check/adjust a txv valve operation
    Compressor superheat - used to...
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    just replace entire assembly

    Just replace entire assembly be done with it. Don't bother trying to save that auger, it is grooved or marred I bet & it will still be a thorn in your side.
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    here's the correct link to annie

    Here's the corrected link to annie analyzer:

    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/tls/1596939475.html
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    This is what I found

    This is what I found on google using "sock syndrome hvac" as a search variables. This is a small excerpt from that web page -

    "We moved into a new home in October 1996. Although it's only our...
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    you already ...

    I don't really get what you are asking, did you read the information on the link you posted? You asked is the line set appropriate - clearly states in the description: "Flare end line set with flare...
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    easy fix

    Sounds to me like a bad :callpro:

    Lets leave the diagnostics to an on site tech. And not provide DIY diagnostics
  33. be careful of the ...

    The two most important things to be aware of when it comes to cleaning the electro-static aluminum grids:

    The thin little wires on the bottom of the grid are super fragile, do not use a brush or...
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    usually within

    within 6ft. of the unit standard around here and not zip-screwed directly to the unit unless it is on a section that is not removeable (basically disconnect can't be moveable). Also can not interfere...
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    removing tubes...

    Removing tubes that have been crushed or severely damaged are easily removed with a torch, long-handled needle nose pliers that grip well & a pair of diagnal side-cutters(dikes). A torch with a small...
  36. Thread: Newbie here

    by badbillr
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    Two more you can add...

    Two more you can add to the list:

    shelter the outside condensing unit during the summer months from direct sunlight and be able to remove the shelter or covering during the winter months.
    ...
  37. Thread: cap tube

    by badbillr
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    it will work..

    Yes, the.054" tubing will work on that system provided it is cut correctly & to the correct length. In the picture below, I ran a generic input scenario that will show & give you a rough idea about...
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    cold water supply used

    Cold water supply is used to supply a domestic household refrigerator, for the icemaker & water dispenser. The icemaker only uses 4 ounces of water to fill the tray. Here is a list of reasons for not...
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    don't do what

    Doing this could wind up causing more grief than satisfaction. You could potentially be fined, ordered to tear-out & up-grade the electrical before the county will allow the power company to turn...
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    do the math

    ok, since you know the defrost heater & the drain pan/line heater operate simultaneously : take that amp draw reading, subtract the defrost heater amps (get that info from the i.d. plate;...
  41. change the piping

    Change the piping! Other than the oils not being compatable, also take in to account the age of the piping. You probably think that the new piping on the exterior of the wall is going to lessen the...
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    Found your relay

    Found your relay, you are using the wrong part# to look it up. Try using this as the part# AR61277398. Check out the pic & I will place a link to the web below. Once you get to the website, just...
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    Get Well!

    Get well soon Robin! Glad the other fellas didn't hesitate in getting you some medical attention, Good jobs guys!
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    easy work around

    There is an easy work around for this. Just change the file extension from .exe to .txt or to whatever 3 letters you want. I use .txt because the email provider has no problem with text files, if you...
  45. Thread: CPR

    by badbillr
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    Here's some info on them

    Hope this helps you out patner!

    http://sporlan.jandrewschoen.com/SD-036.pdf
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    Not a problem

    Not a problem, get brazing rods with flux already on them. I like using the blue rods myself from Harris. Clean area really good, braze a schrader valve in and pressure test. Use it as an oil...
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    debit all the way

    I have 2 debit cards, 1 from my bank for personal use; the other is a Wal-mart debit card that you refill, I use this one for on-line purchases. I load the Wal-mart money card with just enough money...
  48. easy fix

    The water you see on the furnace is not coming from the suction line inside the case coil, it's coming from the outside. Suction pipe is not insulated on the interior because the condensate will drip...
  49. I agree with..

    I agree with JPSmith, it is being used to sub-cool the refrigerant. In the receiver, the refrigerant is in 2 forms (vapor & liquid). Anytime a vessel contains both liquid & vapor, sub-cooling or...
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    Try this.

    Believe it or not, your hoses may be part of the reason it is taking so long. Instead of hoses, use copper piping with flare ends to connect vacuum pump to system. Use a valve core removal tool...
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