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    Flat Rate Pricing Book

    I have a out dated Exel spreadsheet I use to update prices and print out for our techs so they have a price book. I am not ready to move to notepads yet, so does anyone use a flat rate software...
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    I work on heat pumps everyday. I live in central...

    I work on heat pumps everyday. I live in central Florida. It can be tricky working on heat pumps in florida especially when temps are below 55. Its not too hard though as long as you know the...
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    I deal a lot with Trane and I didn't see anywhere...

    I deal a lot with Trane and I didn't see anywhere in these posts about making sure the pan was clean. Take the top panel and bottom panel off. Then take the metal shield plate off the front of the...
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    I normally don't see them there. They normally...

    I normally don't see them there. They normally leak where your lines go under the condenser coil. Over the years the condenser coil will settle down on the lines and vibrate a hole in them.
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    Look at My Profile Pic!!

    Look at My Profile Pic!!
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    I install Trane almost every day. I highly...

    I install Trane almost every day. I highly recommend the XR15 with the Tam7. I had the choice to put any brand in my house last year...I went with Trane.
  7. We are a small operation, family owned and...

    We are a small operation, family owned and operated. We have been around since 1973 and only have 4 trucks on the road. My dad started this company and I just got my mechanical license. We don't...
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    About 5 years ago when the roof foam became...

    About 5 years ago when the roof foam became popular, we had several builders use this after we were done with the job. Just to get that better "seal" on the home. I really dislike that stuff. ...
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    De-humidistat Question

    How do I ask this?.... Do they make a de-humidistat that will work to control the humidity regardless of what the temperature is? We install the TCONT803 all the time but they will run only if there...
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    2.5 tons = 1000 cfm. 14" flex = 700 cfm. You...

    2.5 tons = 1000 cfm. 14" flex = 700 cfm. You need more return. 16" flex will allow 1000 cfm.
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    M12 tubing cutters?

    Always looking to be more efficient. Anyone use the m12 Milwaukee tubing cutters? Advice?
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    Replacing hoses

    I replace my gauge hoses about once a year. I do installs everyday and run service so they take alot of abuse between vacuuming systems and then charging them. How often to you all replace hoses? ...
  13. Great idea. I do alot of start-ups and...

    Great idea. I do alot of start-ups and maintenance. I always have a sharpie on me to mark start up dates, amp draws and any repairs that have been done. It saves alot of time and aggravation...
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    Lead Installer Needed Pinellas County FL

    In much need of a lead residential/commercial installer. We mainly install Trane. Great pay and lots of work. Please email resume to metroair1973@gmail.com

    We are a drug free company
    Clean...
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    Im in central Florida. By code now we have to...

    Im in central Florida. By code now we have to install lockable caps, use armaflex that is 3/4" thick, use R-8 board and flex duct on new construction, programmable t-stats, verify and sign paperwork...
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    I work in Florida and if there is not a breaker...

    I work in Florida and if there is not a breaker in the heater you have to install a disconnect. Some closets are so tight you have to put in a aux heater with a breaker in it. Plus, if you install...
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    I install gam and tam units almost everyday. Not...

    I install gam and tam units almost everyday. Not sure if this will help but for some reason the liquid line on these units will give off a high pitch noise. If have had to go back on two of them...
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    I am only going by memory here....but I install...

    I am only going by memory here....but I install alot of the tcont803 Trane t stats which is made by Honeywell and you first have to set something up in option 340 to make the rest work right or else...
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    I have installed about 6 alarm systems by Jackson...

    I have installed about 6 alarm systems by Jackson Systems and they work well. I have Hooked them up with high voltage, and low pressure controls. They work great and easy to install but......after...
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    Trane tam/gam unit....input?

    At first I didn't like them just because it changed up my install procedure. After working with them all last year...I really like them. Still having trouble following all the blinking lights...but...
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    Hate to admit but I don't change mine often...

    Hate to admit but I don't change mine often enough. I use a micron gauge though on every vacuum and still pull below 350 microns. I flush every line set I can't change out and alway leak check...
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    I agree to check static pressure. If it's 80...

    I agree to check static pressure. If it's 80 degrees out with only 50/180 it seems to be undercharged. Once temps drop at night, that would cause it to freeze up. Everyone else gave good input...
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    Do a continuity test right off your contactor...

    Do a continuity test right off your contactor between the red and black/blue wire (Trane unit). If your meter doesn't beep then circuit is open (internal overload). I get out my alligator clips and...
  24. On a Trane communicationg system there is not a...

    On a Trane communicationg system there is not a run cap for the fan cause it's variable speed. The compressor will start first and then the fan starts. Communicating systems are very picky. Put...
  25. I have installed many communicating systems and...

    I have installed many communicating systems and over the past year I have had to replace several high pressure cut out sensors. It seemed to only happen on the 4 ton 20i's. In one situation, it was...
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    It's labeled B

    It's labeled B
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    I picked one up yesterday and got to use it on my...

    I picked one up yesterday and got to use it on my second service call. Love it!!! No more dragging out a extension cord and a shop vac. Saves alot of time. I was way off on price though...a little...
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    Yeah, pretty much looks like one. Not too sure...

    Yeah, pretty much looks like one. Not too sure about price but i thought I saw one for around $35. I'm going to a supply house tomorrow that sells them...i will let you know.
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    Deslimer...anyone use??

    Has anyone tried the Deslimer by RGF?? I hate doing PMAs and have to run a 50ft cord just to suck out a drain line. I also dont like the idea of the CO2 cartridges cause then you have to keep...
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    Milwaukee's M12 Impact Driver..any users

    Looking at buying the milwaukee m12 impact driver. I already have a bigger drill and figured the m12 would be good for doing service work. Something small and powerful that will also fit in my tool...
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    Only one set of dip switches need to be set in...

    Only one set of dip switches need to be set in the condensing unit. You only have to set (1) switch. Look at service papers before you start up system and it shows you Everything step by step. ...
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    dips

    There are one set of dip switches in the condensing unit that need to be set for charging purposes based on line set length. Before you start the system open the service papers and it will show...
  33. Thread: line sets

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    I agree....we replace every line set (if...

    I agree....we replace every line set (if possible) on every r-22/410a replacement. If the line set is run underground we will run a whole new line set through the attic if possible. Many installers...
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    I am a installer for my dads air conditioning...

    I am a installer for my dads air conditioning company and I have put in about 4 of these systems this year already (communicating system). I am not sure what you mean about design...but you have to...
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    Looking for new software

    I am looking to purchase some new software for the office. Can anyone suggest a good Manual J/ Heat Load Calc program? Please recommend any other great software...ie..duct drawings. Thanks!!
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    Trane Scroll Compressor

    (4) 5-Year Old Trane Scroll Compressors

    Very Little Run Time

    The System's Coils Were Stolen and the Compressors Left Behind

    Properly Sealed

    R-22
  37. Co. B: Labor 1 year, Parts 10 year, compressor...

    Co. B: Labor 1 year, Parts 10 year, compressor 10 year
    Rheem, they did measurements and asked if AC was sufficient for me in the summer, good post service but warranty less

    They asked if the AC...
  38. I understand taking measurements of a home but...

    I understand taking measurements of a home but this is only good is those measurements are calculated with a Heat Load Calculation or a Manual J. I haven't seen anyone mention this. Being a lead...
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    Who has gone to a Contractors School?

    I live in central Florida and was looking into going to a contractor school to study for the state exam. Has anyone taken classes from camtech or the Contractors institute? Please give me your...
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    The normal body temperature in around 98 degrees....

    The normal body temperature in around 98 degrees. Anything less than that feels cold to us. Try putting a thermometer up to the supply grille and return grille. If there is at least 18 degrees...
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    Poll: If you can walk around easily in your attic I...

    If you can walk around easily in your attic I recommend putting it there. You can save space, and if located properly service it without any problem. I am recommending this as a lead installer. ...
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    Trane Scroll Compressor

    (4) 5-Year Old Trane Scroll Compressors
    Very Little Run Time
    R-22
    208-220 Volt 3 Phase
    Model: SSR072A3BPA
    Will work in units TTA150B300E - 2TTA0072A300A - and other units
    $575 Each
    Take all...
  43. Thread: Low delta T

    by MetroAir
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    Low delta T

    Working on a Amana 3 ton heat pump, 2 stage, 410 system with problems. I can only get 10 degree delta T across the coil. The system has a ex. valve and I am running a 10 degree subcooling. The...
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    weep hole between primary and secondary

    Can someone explain why there is a weep hole between the primary and secondary drain? I havent been given a real reason that I believe. Sometimes I plug them cause the A/H whistles quite...
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