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    You might want to just disconnect the thermostat...

    You might want to just disconnect the thermostat wires and jump R to W to call for heat. No removing ductwork needed. It' run until you make it stop.
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    OMG, it's so obvious! That old garden hose is...

    OMG, it's so obvious! That old garden hose is leaking and through pressure diferential and capillary action all of the refrigerant is being sucked into your next car wash. Buy a new car and your...
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    I've had some no brainer furnace calls but in the...

    I've had some no brainer furnace calls but in the service business I made a lot of money going on a service call for an electric light doesn't work and put in a new bulb for the customer.

    Frozen...
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    Hae a contracor that can do a "Manual D" on your...

    Hae a contracor that can do a "Manual D" on your home and take their suggesstions.
  5. Thread: at a loss

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    and when you are up a new problem to diagnose and...

    and when you are up a new problem to diagnose and get it figured out always say to yourself " I won!"
    When I meet a new customer, if they seem nervous about having to get it repaired I just smile...
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    a tape measure would be the most accurate and...

    a tape measure would be the most accurate and easily method.
  7. Thread: short cycling

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    I agree with 2old2rock. Call in a pro.

    I agree with 2old2rock. Call in a pro.
  8. Thread: short cycling

    by diverdan
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    You have TWO air conditioners doing exactly the...

    You have TWO air conditioners doing exactly the same thing at the same time? By any chance are they both twinned into one thermostat?
  9. Thread: 6 foot hoses

    by diverdan
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    I use low loss hoses. When I'm done using the...

    I use low loss hoses. When I'm done using the manifold I disconnect the liquid line first. Then I open both valves on the manifold and let the liquid vaporize into the suction line. When the...
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    nevermind

    nevermind
  11. Thread: r22 charging

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    When charging R22 I always clean the dilithium...

    When charging R22 I always clean the dilithium crystals while I'm at it.
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    At least they took out that galvanized tee when...

    At least they took out that galvanized tee when they added the drip leg. They should have also removed that ground key stop and replaced it with a ball valve.

    That is the most terrible pvc...
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    You suspect incorrectly. No DIY here though. ...

    You suspect incorrectly. No DIY here though. Hire a pro or even better get a new furnace.
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    no yes no but #2 depends upon a proper return...

    no yes no but #2 depends upon a proper return already being introduced into the closet. If you have return ducting and it's sized properly you can totally seal the closet. If in doubt add a return...
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    Besides just changing the burner from oil to...

    Besides just changing the burner from oil to natural gas you might want to consider replacing the entire boiler with a natural gas boiler that's in the 90+ efficiency range. Although it's a bigger...
  16. yes

    yes
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    You might want to think about installing a drip...

    You might want to think about installing a drip leg on the gas supply line.
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    Since there is no do it yourself information...

    Since there is no do it yourself information allowed on this forum I can't tell you what to check even though I'm pretty sure what the problem is.
    Don't blow yourself up or burn your house down. ...
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    You need help fast! Call Twilli!!!! :)

    You need help fast! Call Twilli!!!! :)
  20. ditto.... I hire a couple of guys for an hour. ...

    ditto....
    I hire a couple of guys for an hour. I point at the furnace in the back of my truck and say "put this furnace in the attic." I pay them very well for their 20 minutes work and everyone...
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    Really? Care to provide an example or two?

    Really? Care to provide an example or two?
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    Call your contractor to come shut the vent. ...

    Call your contractor to come shut the vent. There is no DIY here!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving :)
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    Get a wide photograph of some shrubs and flowers...

    Get a wide photograph of some shrubs and flowers and tape it to the bottom of the window. Just make sure the picture is tall enough to block the heat pump :)
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    Just call the installer. It's under warranty so...

    Just call the installer. It's under warranty so make them come fix it for you. They should give you at least 1 year labor so quit guessing and have them fix it. Then tell us what was wrong :)
  25. Why would you set the OFF temperature to below...

    Why would you set the OFF temperature to below ambient? It'll never shut off. Why set the ON temperature so high? 110 ON and 100 OFF might be better.

    Have you had the burner assembly checked...
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    I've got a 16 ft 1980 Starcraft aluminum runabout...

    I've got a 16 ft 1980 Starcraft aluminum runabout that I keep on the Monongahela river in the summer at a marina. It's got a 70HP 1975 vintage 2 stroke outboard and purrs like a kitten.
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    You'll definitely lose efficiency if you don't...

    You'll definitely lose efficiency if you don't change out the evaporator (indoor) coil at the same time. You can use the same line set. Some say you must clean the line set with RX11 Flush or...
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    Tell the home owner to get a doggie bed and...

    Tell the home owner to get a doggie bed and elevate it a few inches from the floor. Sheesh!
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    $26.27

    $26.27
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    If an inspector would call me on amperage I'd...

    If an inspector would call me on amperage I'd just change the breaker size and leave the wire supply alone. You CAN take a 2 pole 30 amp circuit and change the breaker out to 2 pole 20 amp and leave...
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    To each his own. I like being able to open a...

    To each his own. I like being able to open a suction line manifold and watching the head pressure climb until it's close, then closing the low pressure side and watch the pressure balance.

    It's...
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    I use an Imperial Kwik Charge on my R-410A...

    I use an Imperial Kwik Charge on my R-410A manifold (must charge blend as a liquid) and I use one on my R-22 manifold as well. In warm weather it makes charging a suction line with saturated vapor...
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    Buy a Kwik Charge (tm, made by Imperial)

    The Kwik Charge connects to the low pressure port of your manifold and the suction line hose connects to that. The Kwik Charge lets you charge with liquid. The Kwik Charge converts the liquid into...
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    It would behoove you to install a vapor barrier...

    It would behoove you to install a vapor barrier on the crawl space floor. At the very least a covering of 4 mil plastic. I've worked a lot with manufactured housing since the early seventies and...
  35. Thread: 2 second rule

    by diverdan
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    Now I know why I've never looked at the food...

    Now I know why I've never looked at the food forum before. :)
  36. Thread: 2 second rule

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    It's the 5 second rule here unless it's toast...

    It's the 5 second rule here unless it's toast landing buttered side down, but you must remember, I'm in West Virginia.
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    Looks like the Rube Goldberg to an overcharged...

    Looks like the Rube Goldberg to an overcharged system fix. Just make a giant suction line with a bunch of turbulence and you've got a not so cheap accumulator!
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    The model number tells you the capacity. See the...

    The model number tells you the capacity.
    See the 24 before the A300 in the first one?
    See the 36 before the A300 in the second one?
    That is capacity in BTU/hr times 1000 so you have one 24,000 btu...
  39. Thread: 410 A Help!

    by diverdan
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    Quit screaming and get rid of typing in all caps....

    Quit screaming and get rid of typing in all caps. It's not only rude it's very hard to read.
  40. If your garage becomes positively pressurized...

    If your garage becomes positively pressurized and you have a one way vent to the outside to vent the positive pressure then you are pulling a vacuum in the house and every cubic foot of air that...
  41. Thread: Stumped!

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    I concur :)

    I concur :)
  42. Thread: Stumped!

    by diverdan
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    Your criticism of my diagnosis reflects an...

    Your criticism of my diagnosis reflects an unsound technical background.
  43. Thread: Stumped!

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    You either have an air flow issue or a leak that...

    You either have an air flow issue or a leak that needs to be repaired, assuming an R22 system.

    Best thing to do is to get a good evaluation from a reputable company and pay them to fix the...
  44. Thank you for sharing that with me! :) It's...

    Thank you for sharing that with me! :)
    It's contrary to what I've been told so thanks!! I've learned something on this forum and for that I am thankful.
    All my best,
    Daniel
  45. If your condenser is 14 years old then it's...

    If your condenser is 14 years old then it's probably a SEER 10 condenser. I'm surprised you were able to find a brand new SEER 10 evaporator when you replace it a year ago. If the technician gave...
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    Dude! The tooth brush was invented in West...

    Dude!
    The tooth brush was invented in West Virginia! Otherwise it would have been called the teeth brush!!! :)
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    I guess I'm lucky. I've had 3 root canals with...

    I guess I'm lucky. I've had 3 root canals with zero pain. I DO have a most excellent dentist.
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    Dude! Use sub cool

    Dude!
    Use sub cool
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    nevermind! (edited and deleted)

    I'm quite the newbie to this forum and jumped the gun a bit with an opinion :)
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    heat the hub of the blower wheel with a torch if...

    heat the hub of the blower wheel with a torch if it's still stuck after lubrication. First, I'd remove the blower wheel screw that hits the flat of the motor shaft and use Break Free or something...
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