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    Not familiar with that brand, but if it's only...

    Not familiar with that brand, but if it's only being monitored, why the through connection? Is it across the fuses or something?
  2. Thread: The irony

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    WTH does Italian stew have to do with Japanese...

    WTH does Italian stew have to do with Japanese ACs?
  3. Thread: Tempstar

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    x2. And lately I've had a couple of them that...

    x2.
    And lately I've had a couple of them that were seized right out of the box. Cause? Obvious. Dent in one or the other end from being dropped (while still in the box) I guess the motor housings...
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    This for me. Plus with most of my work on RTUs,...

    This for me.
    Plus with most of my work on RTUs, its easy. I carry Lennox 1/3 and 1/2 and Trane 3/4 and 1 and I'm set for about 3/4 of what I run into. Carrier usually needs a trip to RMI just for...
  5. Thread: ac nightmare

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    If you mean burned as in, compressors have been...

    If you mean burned as in, compressors have been replaced more than once, was the excess oil removed from the system? The evaporator coils may be holding a lot of excess oil, especially if the piping...
  6. If its anything like the Copeland in my Carrier,...

    If its anything like the Copeland in my Carrier, yes it is a DC solenoid that is feed with an AC control voltage, the rectifier is in the molded plug.
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    If it came from there, what good is the filter...

    If it came from there, what good is the filter drier?
  8. $1500 worth of beer, I wouldn't care what the...

    $1500 worth of beer, I wouldn't care what the superheat was, in fact I'd be too cross-eyed to see it.
  9. Thread: I'm a big fan

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    Did they flip over the fan because the motor...

    Did they flip over the fan because the motor rotation was backwards? Its truly amazing that someone would think that would work.Oh how many times I've seen that.
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    With the power wire disconnected, yes the module...

    With the power wire disconnected, yes the module will default to the NC position that allows compressor operation. But, try this...

    Check out the discharge air sensor, with it bad or disconnected,...
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    http://www.goodmanmfg.com/DesktopModules/GoodmanPr...

    http://www.goodmanmfg.com/DesktopModules/GoodmanProducts%5CProductFiles%5C31SS-GSHC.pdf

    That is odd. 13.75 pounds I can understand, but probably not 1.8. Would like to see the unit sticker...
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    This guy sounds like the lead I worked for when I...

    This guy sounds like the lead I worked for when I started in the biz. It was my job to do things like buy his coffee, carry his tool bag around and pick up his cigarette butts from around the...
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    Did you prop it up from the ground with the...

    Did you prop it up from the ground with the external 2x4 assy kit?
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    They're all over the place, 1/2 in-5/16 out, 3/8...

    They're all over the place, 1/2 in-5/16 out, 3/8 in-5/16 out, 5/16 in-1/4 out, 5/8 in-1/2 out, and a few more. Some are backwards, with the larger size on the outlet. :gah: I probably have one of...
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    Second update, just so this info will be here in...

    Second update, just so this info will be here in case anyone ever searches for it.

    Let the customer wait until a few weeks worth of warm, humid weather in the spring. Surprise! They want it fixed...
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    Second update, just so this info will be here in...

    Second update, just so this info will be here in case anyone ever searches for it.

    Let the customer wait until a few weeks worth of warm, humid weather in the spring. Surprise! They want it fixed...
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    Yes it will, but understand what its doing....

    Yes it will, but understand what its doing. Nothing magical. It continues to cool below the temperature setpoint attempting to satisfy the humidity setpoint. Just like the one in my house, and, no,...
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    Guess you're talking about a dry charge system. I...

    Guess you're talking about a dry charge system. I hope it didn't run too long that way.

    Obviously there will be no cooling.

    Yes, it will overheat the compressor, as it requires the refrigerant...
  19. Single stage what? Gas valve or do you mean...

    Single stage what? Gas valve or do you mean available blower speeds?

    My 58PHA system is a single stage heat with a two stage condenser. The fan speed does change for low vs. high cooling. Just...
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    Then the only advantage is whatever $$ was saved...

    Then the only advantage is whatever $$ was saved on the stat. If the money was spent for the 2 stage furnace and the wiring is there, I cant see any reason not to use it.
    My old job used to do that...
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    What brand? Have they been configured to...

    What brand? Have they been configured to auto-stage or something?
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    On Trane heat pump RTUs, they are like that on...

    On Trane heat pump RTUs, they are like that on the outdoor one. It's where the check valve attaches.

    Oh I see you have that. You're right. I can't see why you would need one on either side. ...
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    I was hoping to report back with results...

    I was hoping to report back with results regarding whichever approach was choosen, but it turns out that the customer didn't want to do the work after all,so after having researched all this, it's...
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    Regular maintenance

    Regular maintenance
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    Did you get the sense that even though he called...

    Did you get the sense that even though he called for a tuneup, he was actually fishing for a freebie, or that he really just thought it was ok and you could work around it?
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    Judging from the long through bolts on the fan,...

    Judging from the long through bolts on the fan, was it a generic replacement anyway?
  27. I agree with the philosophy regarding the rarely...

    I agree with the philosophy regarding the rarely used tools. I bought a 36" pipe wrench there to get an old chilled water valve apart for a rebuild, and I doubt I'll ever use it again. $22 dollars...
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    Lennox RTU zone sensor question

    Greetings everyone. Think this might belong in the Controls section, but I searched there too, so...

    Lennox RTU with Prodigy controller. Stand alone, no BMS. Space needs temp, humidity and CO2...
  29. Thread: Trane RTU

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    AAHH!!! My eyes!! Who would do all that repiping...

    AAHH!!! My eyes!!
    Who would do all that repiping work and then use a flare drier?:eek:
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    I see youre only joking, but I've seen a couple...

    I see youre only joking, but I've seen a couple of times where whomever thought that to correct a wrong rotation CFM, you just needed to turn the fan blade over.
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    Soft or hard? I know its residential so its...

    Soft or hard? I know its residential so its probably soft, but.. Just asking.
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    ::DD: Its that or Elvis

    ::DD:

    Its that or Elvis
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_appearance_o...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_appearance_of_Jesus
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depiction_of_Jesus

    Probably not. Theres not alot of natives from that region (even now, to say nothing of...
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    http://www.wisebread.com/cooking-great-meals-with-...

    http://www.wisebread.com/cooking-great-meals-with-your-car-engine-the-heat-is-on
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    No kidding. In my short time in residential, I...

    No kidding. In my short time in residential, I found a large percentage of people are not even slightly unreasonable, but certifiable, out of their dang minds.
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    Carrier Edge (although I see from previous posts...

    Carrier Edge (although I see from previous posts these may have problems with the touchscreen module)

    Aprilaire 8910. Kinda spendy, but I have one, and its been great so far (3 yrs)
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    That very problem (TXV cap tube on outdoor coil)...

    That very problem (TXV cap tube on outdoor coil) happened to me three times this fall. All were small-ish (3-5 ton) Trane heat pump RTUs. One killed the compressor completely (and the resulting...
  38. http://entouchcontrols.com/wp-content/uploads/2014...

    http://entouchcontrols.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/DATASHEET-ET-PRO.pdf


    I would assume you can disable the motion sensor if you don't need it.
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    Only my take.. If it gets you a cert that you can...

    Only my take.. If it gets you a cert that you can put on your resume, why not?
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    Looks like a solution looking for a problem.

    Looks like a solution looking for a problem.
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    How does it calculate cfm from velocity only?...

    How does it calculate cfm from velocity only? Wouldnt you need a flow hood? I tried their website but all I saw was a teal deer.
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    dangit

    dangit
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    Oops. I tried to post the same link. Its a valid...

    Oops. I tried to post the same link. Its a valid address if you google it, youll get a PDF which you can open. Maybe that site doesnt allow direct links.
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    The more I thought about it, I don't think that's...

    The more I thought about it, I don't think that's the situation here. The part about the 0v phase to ground and the 460 phase to phase says grounded delta but the 277 to neutral is not what you would...
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    Corner grounded delta?

    Corner grounded delta?
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    Yes they were. Power close, Honeywell ARD and the...

    Yes they were. Power close, Honeywell ARD and the like.


    The PO-PC ones never gave any problems, but they were rarely used.
    They were usually XCI. Now that I think about it, they (the PO-PC...
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    HFC replacement with leak stopper. Like Fix a...

    HFC replacement with leak stopper. Like Fix a flat for your ac.They'll practically be throwing money at you
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    I'll buy it, too. The failed dampers I've...

    I'll buy it, too. The failed dampers I've replaced often were stuck right into the plenum. I was told they failed from waggling in the airstream (I am referring to the round type- Honeywell,...
  49. http://www.newark.com/pdfs/techarticles/fluke/whyT...

    http://www.newark.com/pdfs/techarticles/fluke/whyTueRMS.pdf

    They make good points, but I still haven't seen the need for one yet.

    Note they are referring to the current measuring capability....
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    I've always used SS2 on the secondary of a...

    I've always used SS2 on the secondary of a positive pressure coil and the SS1 downstream of the trap on air handlers. Every once in a while the SS2 seemed to cause problems in a negative pressure...
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