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    I wanted to do it the first time. Boss said no....

    I wanted to do it the first time. Boss said no. It'll take too much "extra" time.

    Job security in my eyes !

    /me shakes head

    At least I know I'll never run out of work, right?

    Sent...
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    Post #13 explains a fun fact and opens a whole...

    Post #13 explains a fun fact and opens a whole lot of possibilities.

    I anticipate the next a/c call from the main office..... And only wonder....

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    It buffed out. Works perfect. For future...

    It buffed out. Works perfect. For future reference, what is the best quickest method for recovering refrigerant that has so much moisture it plugs the service ports and binds/crunches the gauge set?...
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    I cut out both filters and installed a new set, ...

    I cut out both filters and installed a new set, again, one before coil and a suction one. I got more then 15mins of it running. I'll check this morning. I'm curious too.

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    I use a filter. Sent from my rooted HTC...

    I use a filter.

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    I found out a few months ago, as I transfered...

    I found out a few months ago, as I transfered here a year ago, that to cut costs, the previous guy here had been charging empty lines with juice out of the recovered tank....

    So who know what...
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    Compressor still buzzed and hummed. Just wouldn't...

    Compressor still buzzed and hummed. Just wouldn't turn. Hardtart trick was a fail, so at that point I was instructed to replace and put a new outdoor against the 30yo orginal acoil.

    I laughed....
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    Sounds like a plan. In the 80 I've replace, ...

    Sounds like a plan.

    In the 80 I've replace, never had one this nasty. So I never gave though to have a setup for quick switching.


    I guess a pointless post. I was just doubling checking...
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    Sorry guys, I don't make the call on the...

    Sorry guys, I don't make the call on the equipment.

    Evan was evap, a- hole phone autocorrextion.

    I'd like matching 410a, but they insist on dry r22 units, buy overpriced r22, and pump it...
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    Well, I knew I was in for a battle when I tried...

    Well, I knew I was in for a battle when I tried to recover, after trying to hard start the compressor with 3x the capacitors.

    When recovering, the service valves kept icing with water and...
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    I do HVAC for a 1200 unit apartment complex. And...

    I do HVAC for a 1200 unit apartment complex. And 608 universal.

    I guess not. But thanks, Appreciate your help. Good site.



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    New cond unit, half of new filter freezes

    I think it's moisture.

    Old 30year old system, Evan is good, compressor was seized. Installed new 1.5 r22 (don't ask, I know) unit.

    Flushed with nitrogen and proflush.

    Installed new...
  13. Only thing I can see wrong with homosexuals is...

    Only thing I can see wrong with homosexuals is they will physically be unable to participate with the evolution of mankind itself. Just won't work.

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    before evap. Solder 60ft down in high side at...

    before evap.

    Solder 60ft down in high side at unit where they sweat in filters and connections at unit.

    Braze must cost too much extra..... Grr...

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    Check out this trophy

    Ahhhh, follow ups on installations from the lowest bidder....

    417041

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    Forced air to heat house, nothing else. Like...

    Forced air to heat house, nothing else.

    Like to switch to a boiler, and heat nearly everything and then some.

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    I'd rather buy the boiler for $, cut my heating...

    I'd rather buy the boiler for $, cut my heating bill in half, or at least pay the same and enjoy it, and put up a 8000$ pole barn to make cash on the side instead of killing a kitchen I can already...
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    Zones in kitchen, dining, something with garage,...

    Zones in kitchen, dining, something with garage, dhw, and pool /hot tub.

    I wasn't sure if short cycles from the unit being too large for a small heat demand would damage it....
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    Floor/radiant heat - boiler size question

    Hopefully this is posted in the correct area, please move if needed.

    I'm retro fitting my house with floor heat, wife insisted new kitchen, which I don't think is necessary, so I insisted on...
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    Interesting, thanks for the options

    Interesting, thanks for the options
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    $8.50 a pound? We're buying 30# tanks from...

    $8.50 a pound? We're buying 30# tanks from serval, listed at $740 a tank

    Not my money, but still the point.
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    http://charleston.craigslist.org/for/3503853579.ht...

    http://charleston.craigslist.org/for/3503853579.html

    Used for who knows how long, or conditions (clogged coil, low charge, etc) empty, and wants $500?

    Probably a poor source to judge from,...
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    Hmmmmmmmm.

    Hmmmmmmmm.
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    Aw man, I was hoping you'd shoot some $ values...

    Aw man, I was hoping you'd shoot some $ values towards me.... Or a pm
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    Never have them reply with email. Pop3 and smtp...

    Never have them reply with email. Pop3 and smtp and some kiddie scripts and they can easily and repeatedly pump emails to an address. Which is easily picked up with the @ logo with simple command...
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    Market Value of a condenser unit

    Years ago I acquired a new condenser unit. The crate was damaged, and the company didn't want the risk of selling it and having problems. So, I ended up with it. So 10 years later, It's still...
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    Soap does work, I loosened a few connections to...

    Soap does work, I loosened a few connections to make sure I knew what to look for, although I've done the bubble test a million times.for tire beads.....


    We're ordering a new slant coil.
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    Haha, I work at a 2000 unit complex. I know what...

    Haha, I work at a 2000 unit complex. I know what your talking about.

    Outdoor coils need to be cleaned. Indoor maybe if they're changing the filters timely, we change our filters every 6 months....
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    Big wigs wont accept a PO for stop leak. I...

    Big wigs wont accept a PO for stop leak.

    I found if I pump her to 400#, it drops fast, say 30mins to 250#, and gets reallllly slow. A week it'll drop later to 100#.

    Unfortunately we don't have...
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    Stop leak for hvac? Man...

    Stop leak for hvac? Man...
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    Yeah, it pulls 250 easily. Ill suck it down...

    Yeah, it pulls 250 easily. Ill suck it down again and leave the micron on and I have a stub 2" hose.
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    bubbled my hoses, No

    bubbled my hoses,



    No
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    Everything is clean and dry. I sucked it down,...

    Everything is clean and dry. I sucked it down, added refridgerant, then hosed everything down with starting fluids to clean and dry it, ran it for 2 days non stop, runs like a champ, recovered...
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    http://www.skymarkinternational.com/index.cfm?i=8&...

    http://www.skymarkinternational.com/index.cfm?i=8&detailID=14
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    Because the tentants called complaining its not...

    Because the tentants called complaining its not cooling. And it wasn't. And I was only able to recover 4oz.....
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    Ultra super tiny leak!!

    Skymarks are I guess out of the picture, and no one makes a direct wall vent furnace/AC combo with 90% efficientcy, so secretary to bandaid what we got.


    I have a 410a unit that's been seeping....
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    15-20# tops.,and I tease the valves at first, I...

    15-20# tops.,and I tease the valves at first, I don't whip them wide open from the get go.

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    I was hired to replace sinks and buff drywall...

    I was hired to replace sinks and buff drywall repairs. Handbook said basic tools required. They want hvac fixed, they can fork out some hardware my opinion anyways.
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    I've always achieved 300-500. I don't think I...

    I've always achieved 300-500. I don't think I have any leaks.



    I was concerned of my method to keep vacuum sterile. I guess without oversized hose, it'll be turtle slow. Company wont budge on...
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    This one is rated for 400 psi, and I clean it...

    This one is rated for 400 psi, and I clean it everytime.

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    I change it everytime. Sometimes after the first...

    I change it everytime. Sometimes after the first vac of the triple idea. I just stuffed new rubber in all connections, I got greedy and got a few orings a bit too fat and they're really snug.


    ...
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    I went to the shop to grab some copper for a...

    I went to the shop to grab some copper for a bushing, two peices of tubing were the same size, i come back to van, sprinkler zone fired up, flooded van, all my tools, and i know a few table spoons of...
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    Good. Alright. Now if I can teach coworkers to...

    Good. Alright. Now if I can teach coworkers to not contaminate my progress!!
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    Its a cheap step gauge, flashes at micron...

    Its a cheap step gauge, flashes at micron levels...

    15", 5000,2000,1000,500,250,100,50,25

    Flashing 500 could be 430 or 260....... rarly illl make 250. Not sure if it's nasty oil or my method
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    I've tried that. Vacuum to 2000 then tease a few...

    I've tried that. Vacuum to 2000 then tease a few pounds of nitrogen to help carry moisture out towards the pump, sometimes it helps, sometimes still takes a while.
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    Paid by the hour, not the job. regardless I see...

    Paid by the hour, not the job. regardless I see your point :-) I gave it thought, I still open valves only 1/4 way... :-D
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    moisture, or just impatient?

    hey all. i just registered and joined. i hope this is the right area to post. if not, i apologize, and expect a message to arrive in the inbox...

    reason for it was becasue i'm getting more and...
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    Moisture saturated systems ?

    Hey all. Just registered. I'm getting more and more involved at work working with split systems. For some reasons I'm the goto Guy because I can braze.....but anyways...


    I work at an apartment...
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