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    It is possible the inside of the drain pipe has a...

    It is possible the inside of the drain pipe has a build up in it causing a smaller diameter for the drainage. Ask the tech to power flush the line.
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    This is my electric rate from Withlacochee River electric >>

    I did not know WRE supplied Tampa. What city are you located?
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    Truthfully, have a reliable contractor come in,...

    Truthfully, have a reliable contractor come in, do a load give you new equipment with a warranty and don't look back.Three years from now, you will be replacing it if you don't. This way you'll have...
  4. run one fan at a time and note the rotation....

    run one fan at a time and note the rotation. Spray the condenser with a hose and see if the high side runs closer to normal. I went thru this with a Trqane years ago..thought the condenser was clean....
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    I think the design heating outdoor should be 40...

    I think the design heating outdoor should be 40 not 30
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    Did you compare the old vs new's operating specs?...

    Did you compare the old vs new's operating specs? Was the new replaced without regard to manual S? Sometimes the new units do not have the same capacity as older units. That is why one should do a...
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    When you say the 3 rd zone causes freeze up, are...

    When you say the 3 rd zone causes freeze up, are the 1 and 2 zones working at that time or are 1 & 2 satisfied?
  8. you might need a different tech. You may be ahead...

    you might need a different tech. You may be ahead by consulting for an energy audit. Has the duct work been tested for leakage? Has the duct work been inspected for proper sizing? There are more...
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    Also, when you seal the ducts, they allow more...

    Also, when you seal the ducts, they allow more air to flow thru them because less is leaking out. the ducts must be sized correctly.
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    Look at the air flow. Possibly the insulation...

    Look at the air flow. Possibly the insulation feel off the air handler and is blocking the blower.
  11. Replacement coil and TXV is available.

    Replacement coil and TXV is available.
  12. Don't want to fly and don't want to drive.:gah:

    Don't want to fly and don't want to drive.:gah:
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    I use a Testo humidity stick, Fieldpiece...

    I use a Testo humidity stick, Fieldpiece physchrometer, and the old fashioned sling physchrometer. For 9 bucks, you can get an Acurite from Wally mart that is close to being on the money.
  14. Can"t offer help on your problem but you...

    Can"t offer help on your problem but you mentioned you did not do a load calc yet. If it is a manufactured home, there should be a sticker indicating the required heat gain/loss of the home. Stickers...
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    the Genteq will work. Just do not use the 5 mdf...

    the Genteq will work. Just do not use the 5 mdf section.
  16. you need a tech to check all

    you need a tech to check all
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    corrected

    corrected
  18. Have the guy check and see if the heat is...

    Have the guy check and see if the heat is activated while on cooling.
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    Also you may want to kill the blower motor and...

    Also you may want to kill the blower motor and see if evap frosts evenly.
  20. Check airflow over evap

    Check airflow over evap
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    I would just inbed the fiberglass tape with...

    I would just inbed the fiberglass tape with mastic.
  22. Srl8 is great for R410A. I have used it on R134a...

    Srl8 is great for R410A. I have used it on R134a also. It does pick it up. Still, the H10 pro picks up all.
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    also, imagine you over size a capacitor by 5mfd...

    also, imagine you over size a capacitor by 5mfd as your example. It was a 35 mfd and you pput a 40 in because you did not have a 35. The next guy comes alsong. He does not have a 40 but puts in a 45...
  24. are your flashing lights on all of the units,...

    are your flashing lights on all of the units, just inside units, or both? Do you have a wall mounted Tstat? Which lights? Are all units on same mode? You need a tech out there.
  25. the problem with inrfared detectors is that you...

    the problem with inrfared detectors is that you need to get close to the leak. This is hard to do with a refrigerator. The Tek-mate with the blue packaged sensor works great for automotive work. The...
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    Both are very popular models. I feel the factory...

    Both are very popular models. I feel the factory tech back up is better with the Mitsi. That is an important part of the decision especially when you have a problem.
  27. You could just tell them your meter contained a...

    You could just tell them your meter contained a bad battery. Tell them you discovered this on the next call and would like to re-affirm your results.
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    I believe the original metering was cap tubes....

    I believe the original metering was cap tubes. The replacement to the cap tubes was a distributor with a piston. So you can use a smaller piston and smaller compressor. Your SEER will go up. Bard...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yXGFBZ1JDw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yXGFBZ1JDw
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    thought I saw a youtube video where a guy heated...

    thought I saw a youtube video where a guy heated the tubes under N2 and opened them up.
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    Relax, I went thru the same as a TV tech when I...

    Relax, I went thru the same as a TV tech when I was 26. I repaired their sets but it took a few years for them to trust my abilities.
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    No the Spectronics light is battery operated...

    No the Spectronics light is battery operated rechargeable. Optimax 400 I think is the model.
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    Spectronics has a light that you can use that...

    Spectronics has a light that you can use that does not require the yellow glasses.
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    Just look on the compressor.

    Just look on the compressor.
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    Do not charge an automotive system by superheat....

    Do not charge an automotive system by superheat. Superheat in automotive systems change continuously. It us best to recover and charge by weight. You can do a partial recherge if you measure the...
  36. If you purchase your own equipment, you may not...

    If you purchase your own equipment, you may not get the full warranty. Just something to check into and consider. Who is doing your load calc and your permit?
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    Hold a lit candle next to the window and count...

    Hold a lit candle next to the window and count the flame reflections. Two reflections indicate double pane window. Also state the size of the roof overhangs.
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    Could have been in the automotive service area. I...

    Could have been in the automotive service area. I guess we won't know for a day or two.
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    Measure your subcooling and superheat.

    Measure your subcooling and superheat.
  40. It can be used on R410. A change of the metering...

    It can be used on R410. A change of the metering device may be required and a complete flushing of the coil is needed.
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    went to change coil today. More garbage work. I...

    went to change coil today. More garbage work. I ended up removing the 5 1/2 inches between the ells and using one piece.
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    Came across this today.

    What a beautiful brazing job.
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    R22 is still being made that part is not true....

    R22 is still being made that part is not true. Your tech should have tried to find the leak especially after getting the freon level up to normal. When I come across a system low in refrigerant I...
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    removing the balancing weights on the blower...

    removing the balancing weights on the blower wheel was a mistake. Time to call the installers back and expect to pay for your handy work.
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    Don't forget the possibility of the line set if...

    Don't forget the possibility of the line set if placed underground being the leak location. If your sniffers, dye, and bubbles don't show it, it is time to isolate the line set at the service valves...
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    You asked about dirty and MOLD, right?

    You asked about dirty and MOLD, right?
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    Sorry but I believe in removing indoor coils for...

    Sorry but I believe in removing indoor coils for cleaning. I just do not feel and thorough job can be done with the coil in place.
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    Refrigerant? Superheat, sub cool? Duct static...

    Refrigerant? Superheat, sub cool? Duct static pressures? Model numbers? That's just for starters
  49. If you switch it to heat, make sure you're on the...

    If you switch it to heat, make sure you're on the true suction.
  50. Manual J has its own adjustments. One should...

    Manual J has its own adjustments. One should never fudge it but do it accurately. I do not have energy guage. If you can do it in wrightsoft, I can change the location.
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