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  1. If it was the high pressure switch disconnected,...

    If it was the high pressure switch disconnected, in heat mode wouldn't the head pressure get really high if you are running the gas furnace and heat pump lol?
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    I turn 49 this month. I finished my Associates in...

    I turn 49 this month. I finished my Associates in May of 2008. I started working for an old guy 5 years ago and when he retired in Jan 2010 I bought him out.
    Not saying this will happen for you but...
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    I was at a seminar the other day and was told the...

    I was at a seminar the other day and was told the reason for the bankruptcy was to prevent a take over from another company or something of that nature.
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    I have an Associates Degree in HVAC from a trade...

    I have an Associates Degree in HVAC from a trade school. I started with my employer Feb 2007 as a "service tech". I have done installs, service calls, and anything from putting brakes on service...
  5. Thread: Zucchini

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    My wife will cut in half longways, peel and scoop...

    My wife will cut in half longways, peel and scoop it out. She then loads it with spaghetti sauce, covers it with cheese and bakes it.
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    Here are links to a story happened here today....

    Here are links to a story happened here today. And keep in mind these two were members of a boilermakers union and I would assume they were trained.
    ...
  7. When I started I was still in school. I just went...

    When I started I was still in school. I just went thru phonebook and picked out 14 different listings that I was interested in working for and sent out resumes. 5 resumes came back as undeliverable...
  8. Thread: why

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    2 Of the supply houses here, one being...

    2 Of the supply houses here, one being Johnstones, require 410A certification along with EPA Cert.
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    That looks much better. Congrats.

    That looks much better. Congrats.
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    Looks like pressed board for the coil box, maybe...

    Looks like pressed board for the coil box, maybe it is just me lol. The part of the vent pipe I was concerned with was where it comes out of the furnace and elbows up. That does not look like...
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    I have two questions: 1. What material is that...

    I have two questions:
    1. What material is that for the coil box?
    2. Is that vent pipe actually as tight against the wall as it appears?
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    You know if you have a mother-in-law who lives...

    You know if you have a mother-in-law who lives with you you could install an exhaust fan above toilet with it vented to her room.
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    Most extended warranties are through 3rd parties...

    Most extended warranties are through 3rd parties (servicemaster is a 3rd party). If your warranty states "does not cover repairs due to improper installation" then even though your contractor sold...
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    Problem with an extended warranty is that (if it...

    Problem with an extended warranty is that (if it is like the ones I have serviced) it has a clause that says "repairs not covered if due to improper installation". I had one the other day that was a...
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    An example for you: I went on a call to replace...

    An example for you:
    I went on a call to replace blower motor. Electric furnace was above a drop ceiling on the first floor of a 2-story house. There were what I would call steel joists...
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    In a gas furnace the A/C coil should be on the...

    In a gas furnace the A/C coil should be on the supply(air out) side of furnace. Downflow=bottom upflow=top. The filter should be in the return before furnace.


    You are correct. The coil is the...
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    I believe you are beginning to understand your...

    I believe you are beginning to understand your problem and the dilemma it would be for any tech to come and clean your coil. The "monkeys" that installed it should stick to swinging in the trees.
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    I would expect that he meant you would have to...

    I would expect that he meant you would have to remove coil completely before pressure washing it lol.
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    I personally do not know what Trane would do or...

    I personally do not know what Trane would do or if the original installer is even a trane dealer. Most companies around here can buy from different brands from different suppliers depending on which...
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    The coil should be below a gas furnace on a...

    The coil should be below a gas furnace on a downflow. Having it above can cause the heat exchanger to rust.
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    Try the smaller companies in your area. They...

    Try the smaller companies in your area. They probably will not pay as well or have the benefits of a large company but the experience is invaluable. While I was in school I was having some problems...
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    LOL several people I showed it to jumped,...

    LOL several people I showed it to jumped, including my instructor at school. Of course I handed it to them with the bat on the back where they couldn't see it. One guy thought I should varnish it and...
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    It was the problem lol. And yes it was a basement...

    It was the problem lol. And yes it was a basement install. I have no idea nor did the homeowner as to how it got in the furnace as the doors were on it as well as having the filter in it. Also the...
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    Bad board?

    See anything wrong with this board?
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    Here Johnstones requires EPA Certification for...

    Here Johnstones requires EPA Certification for people to buy.
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    Two if she gets the same color 3 if she doesn't

    Two if she gets the same color 3 if she doesn't
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    Myself and the owners grandson have installed 2...

    Myself and the owners grandson have installed 2 systems for the same guy, different houses, and he has given the owner $200.00 extra both times instructing him to give it to us. Other than those it...
  28. I do know the answer. I was asking due to another...

    I do know the answer. I was asking due to another post that may be confused.
  29. With this system being a Heat Pump, in heat mode,...

    With this system being a Heat Pump, in heat mode, wouldn't that reverse the flow of freon making the big line the high pressure line?
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    Terre Haute.

    Terre Haute.
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    Lol nope. No electric or gas just all of the duct...

    Lol nope. No electric or gas just all of the duct work.
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    A DIY "I hope"

    Sorry no pics. I will be sure to take camera if I have to return.

    Scenario:
    Called to check out furnace. Arrived and was shown to the basement. Water covered about 1/2 of the floor and actually...
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    I work for a small company and we have pulled 2...

    I work for a small company and we have pulled 2 of these out in the past year. One had a blower mounted on top with a cast heat exchanger inside. Used sledge. The other had a steel heat exchanger...
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    We would never leave the lines unattached. Hook...

    We would never leave the lines unattached. Hook up as normal, vacuum etc. and just leave the unit disabled. Tell customer to call us in spring for us to check their charge at no charge to them.
  35. Has the Heat Pump ever worked in heat mode? On...

    Has the Heat Pump ever worked in heat mode? On the ones we install you have to flip a switch on thermostat because the reversing valve is energized backwards to some ie: some are energized in cooling...
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    Been There

    I too am a convicted felon. All were alcohol and drug related. I went to school and got my education in HVAC and sent out 13 resumes of which 4 were returned as undeliverable. Was offered jobs by 4...
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    Update

    I too was embarrassed by the fans reaction to the little girl. I do understand the hatred for the Patriots but it was still classless. The girl's family did get tickets to the AFC Championship from...
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    For the furnaces we sell, not carrier, yes there...

    For the furnaces we sell, not carrier, yes there is a difference in price. The thing I would be more concerned with is the ability of the furnace to heat your house.
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    When we install furnaces we also install some...

    When we install furnaces we also install some sort of filter rack. The Weather King furnaces usually have a tag on one of the doors that say Filter Access door although we have never actually...
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    Been a Colts fan ever since their move to Indy....

    Been a Colts fan ever since their move to Indy. Had some really tough years lol.
  41. I would think the age and efficiency of the unit...

    I would think the age and efficiency of the unit would have to be a major consideration here. Most properly installed and maintained AC's have about a 15 year life span.
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    The reversing valve controls the flow of...

    The reversing valve controls the flow of refrigerant in the different cycles ie heat or cooling. If the valve were not switching completely it could cause high suction pressure (low side) and lower...
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    Most people who have rental units do not want to...

    Most people who have rental units do not want to spend any money on them. A good reason for this follows.
    A few weeks ago we had a no cooling call on a heat pump that we had installed. Upon...
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    Once the flue is installed how do you change the...

    Once the flue is installed how do you change the filter?
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    I had a lightning strike years ago. It hit a tree...

    I had a lightning strike years ago. It hit a tree about 20 feet from house and dug 2" furrows to the house and covered the end with dirt.
    Took out furnace, obliterated the cable connection to the...
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    Not sure about your particular unit but goodman...

    Not sure about your particular unit but goodman has a 10 yr warranty (according to their website) on new units. It may be in your best interest to look into this.
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    The new fans we get have no hub installed. It...

    The new fans we get have no hub installed. It will fit on either side of the blade itself and yes can be installed backwards.
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    If you have ice at the condenser (outside) and...

    If you have ice at the condenser (outside) and the evaporator (inside) with no blower (inside fan) running you should turn off A/C at the thermostat. It needs to be completely thawed out inside and...
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    The 3 into one you are referring to is the...

    The 3 into one you are referring to is the metering device. The smaller tubes should be colder than the larger one. The flow of the refrigerant is from the larger line in picture to smaller lines. As...
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    Ruud and Rheem are made by the same people I...

    Ruud and Rheem are made by the same people I believe. Don't know about Goodman.
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