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    All of the Ruud furnaces for the past few years...

    All of the Ruud furnaces for the past few years have solid doors and a opening up top for combustion air.


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    I just ordered from them for the first time also....

    I just ordered from them for the first time also. They did me right too. I'll always buy from them.


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    The 9.4 was the percent of o2 in the vent and the...

    The 9.4 was the percent of o2 in the vent and the 5 was ppm of co in vent. I still need to figure out what to do to figure what efficiency the furnace is operating.


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    Results of my 1st combustion analysis

    I tested my upstairs heater today and these are results of co and o2 levels in my vent. I'm assuming its acceptable. I wouldn't know how to make any adjustments if they were in a bad range. Well I...
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    What really sucks is they keep pulling the copper...

    What really sucks is they keep pulling the copper out of the wall and cutting it. I'm getting sick of having to take the siding off the wall and put it back.


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    Here yesterday, gone today!!!

    3 units stolen at this house now. Next we are welding the top down and hoping the fan motor doesn't ever go out

    Put this in Wednesday afternoon
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    Landlord texted me this picture...
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    I've never been to the house before. After...

    I've never been to the house before. After talking to the lady, she sent me the pics to my phone. She said the furnace was installed in 2011.


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    You should get it at trutechtools.com. The 310...

    You should get it at trutechtools.com. The 310 is $625 and you get a 5% discount for being on this site. And as a bonus you get a veto propac.

    I bought it here because they take the time to...
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    You don't need that vent anymore???

    A lady called today because she had a new roof put on her house. Roofing contractor told her she didn't need that vent coming through the roof anymore.
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    I have a 90 plus downstairs and 80 plus upstairs....

    I have a 90 plus downstairs and 80 plus upstairs. So I guess I'll be doing them both this weekend. The stuff I really need to learn is what ranges are acceptable and what are the corrections for...
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    I've got a lot of learning ahead of me.

    It's here so now I have to figure out all the ins & outs of a combustion analyzer. Ty trutech tools for the good service and prompt delivery.
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    Today I ordered the Testo 310 with printer. I...

    Today I ordered the Testo 310 with printer. I have got a lot of learning ahead of me but I really want to start doing this on every call.


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    Combustion analysis

    Just curious, do you do combustion analysis on your furnace tune ups?


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    I use appion valve core tool one one hose so I...

    I use appion valve core tool one one hose so I don't need shutoff on that hose. I wanted the special hose for the other side.


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    I was just trying to reduce any possible leaks on...

    I was just trying to reduce any possible leaks on my equipment. Currently I use a 3/8 hose and a 3/8 to 1/4 reducer. It has a built in shutoff. I just use my vacuum so much I wanted what I consider...
  16. Thread: Thieves!

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    And I did another cage about a mile from the...

    And I did another cage about a mile from the other one and I'm guessing its the same bunch of thugs.
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    Here's a pic of a ac I put in for insurance...

    Here's a pic of a ac I put in for insurance company after the first ac was stolen. I threw in a cheap cage for free because insurance wouldn't pay for cage and I was trying to be nice to the...
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    I've tried and tried to find a 3/8 hose with a...

    I've tried and tried to find a 3/8 hose with a 3/8 fitting on 1 end and 1/4 fitting on other end with a shutoff built in to the hose. Manager at cc Dickson says nobody makes it.


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  19. I'd say no problem and tell them to call me if...

    I'd say no problem and tell them to call me if they need me. Walk away with nothing. The customer can feel bad about it and will apologize, but I doubt they will pay it anyway. I've done this quite...
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    Kinda ironic that he's the boss's friend and he's...

    Kinda ironic that he's the boss's friend and he's mad at you for quoting the price that's been handed down from the boss.


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    No it isn't. I'd bet money it's a 4 ton. I can...

    No it isn't. I'd bet money it's a 4 ton. I can call Coleman tomorrow if I need to. Thanks.
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    I hate when the plates look like this.
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    Well the 70 is for 70,000 btu of heat. I'm...

    Well the 70 is for 70,000 btu of heat. I'm looking for the ac tonnage.


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    Need help with a size please

    The numbers are worn off the ac so I don't know the size. Here is a pic of the inside plate. It is a Coleman mobile home unit. Ty
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  24. I'd be very surprised if anything is wrong with...

    I'd be very surprised if anything is wrong with that contactor.


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  25. That's about the extent of the damage that they...

    That's about the extent of the damage that they cause. Since its fixed, I'd spray ant spray all around the ac to keep it from happening again.


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  26. I've seen it happen plenty. Ants get under the...

    I've seen it happen plenty. Ants get under the contactor.


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    There's no easy certification that is designed to...

    There's no easy certification that is designed to help you bs your way through a conversation. If you want fast & easy then get EPA certified. It's completely useless for you to have it, but its as...
  28. Thread: Microchannel

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    I had that exact problem. We installed a Trane ac...

    I had that exact problem. We installed a Trane ac that had the micro channel. I charged it and it was perfect. 2 months later I go back on a no cool call and it was cutting out on the high pressure...
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    That would sure make leaky evap coils a easy...

    That would sure make leaky evap coils a easy sell.


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    I think that's pretty extreme. If the...

    I think that's pretty extreme. If the manufacturer doesn't supply them with the unit and code passes it without them, I don't think the installer or service tech has much to worry about.


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    On Friday we were installing ac and coil for a...

    On Friday we were installing ac and coil for a master bedroom and bath suite. When it was time to crank it up. The lady had the bedroom door shut and I felt like she was probably taking a shower. So...
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    Yeah, after I posted I thought to myself that the...

    Yeah, after I posted I thought to myself that the true test would be taking off tsat wires and trying. Obviously if I took off the 2 wire then it wouldn't work.


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    Determining target superheat

    When I was in Hvac school 15 years ago, they taught us superheat and subcooling, but my instructor just said anywhere from 10 to 20 is ok. 15 is perfect. On this site, I see people talking about a...
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    Wiring question

    A few times I've needed to jump R to G to test the fan at the furnace. Everytime I've done it, I hear the AC kick on outside. The only thing I can figure is that its back feeding through the...
  35. Sounds like your worrying too much. Sounds like...

    Sounds like your worrying too much. Sounds like everything is fine. Especially since your dealing with used equipment and a installer who is willing to work by the hour. Most people who work by the...
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    I saw a salesman in cc Dickson a while back...

    I saw a salesman in cc Dickson a while back showing the manager a locking cap that used a valve core tool as the key.


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    Memphis doesn't require them, but a small suburb...

    Memphis doesn't require them, but a small suburb Bartlett does. It's probably a matter of time before its across the board. When that happens some of the manufacturers will probably start supplying...
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    That fixed it. Thank you Socotech. Sent...

    That fixed it. Thank you Socotech.


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    Anybody using locking valve caps?

    I personally hate them, but we have 1 suburb that requires them. The inspector will fail the job quick without them.
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    Can't post pictures anymore

    I had a update to my Tapatalk app. Now it won't let me post pics. I never had a problem before. Any ideas why it won't work?


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  41. Substituting denatured alcohol for rx11?

    The other day on another thread a tech posted that he uses denatured alcohol to clean his existing lineset. Anybody else do this?


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    All I'm hearing is that you install. Do you know...

    All I'm hearing is that you install. Do you know how to do service?


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    Agreed. My only point is I wish some of the pros...

    Agreed. My only point is I wish some of the pros on this site wouldn't jump on the homeowners instead of offering constructive advice.


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    Yeah but in the real world the homeowner is only...

    Yeah but in the real world the homeowner is only guilty of putting too much trust in a company that doesn't deserve the trust. 90% of the homeowners don't even realize the installs have to be...
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    I want to mention something else along these...

    I want to mention something else along these lines that really bothers me. Sometimes a homeowner tells us about a problem they have and they are seeking help. Some of the pros just love to say they...
  46. Hang in there Hvac-Pa, your only 26. You have...

    Hang in there Hvac-Pa, your only 26. You have plenty of time to advance.


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  47. No I saw that. I just meant at the beginning. ...

    No I saw that. I just meant at the beginning. 210 is great. I hate to see him give up after 5 years. I think he has a lot to offer a employer.



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  48. I don't mean this to be ugly but in reality most...

    I don't mean this to be ugly but in reality most employers aren't going to hire a 310 lb person. A lot of work is done in attics and the stairs aren't even rated for that much weight. And nobody...
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    I'm in Memphis and to go to someone's house to...

    I'm in Memphis and to go to someone's house to make a repair, you are supposed to have a mechanical license and a bond. Of course for every legit company there are about 10 hacks who are working for...
  50. Oh 1 more thing I thought of. You mentioned in...

    Oh 1 more thing I thought of. You mentioned in the original post that the motor hums and it changes pitch as the motor ramps up. This is a long shot but I'll just mention it any way. Some installers...
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