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    Conclusion

    Thorton Bwal2

    Here is the scoop....

    In the apartement I opened the blower door ,where all the electrical is for the heater and thermostat etc..
    I found a heater relay kinda blown up and the 10...
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    Just having my fun on this dull day, Thank you...

    Just having my fun on this dull day,

    Thank you both for your help, and the link.

    Thanks
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    dude, what have you been smoking ?

    dude, what have you been smoking ?
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    I have a customer who is complaining of a...

    I have a customer who is complaining of a
    burning smell when the heater is turned on.

    It's a residential apartement,central air with electric heater.

    I'm thinking it's a heating element or...
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    without getting too technical and using...

    without getting too technical and using measering tools,
    I have a 2.5 ton a/c + gas heat unit in a 1100 sq ft home that
    cools OK and puts out a very decent (again without measuring)amount of air...
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    It's a 80% horizontal. actually I'm guessing that...

    It's a 80% horizontal. actually I'm guessing that water is standing in the primary pan, because before the unit was out of level and water came out the air supply distribution box that is in front of...
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    will those mushrooms be good to eat ? How much...

    will those mushrooms be good to eat ?

    How much can I charge per pound ?
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    You got a good point there

    You got a good point there
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    Yes you are correct, but as we know these...

    Yes you are correct, but as we know these furnace/coil combos are not always leveled properly.

    Thanks
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    This may sound like a dumb question and obvious...

    This may sound like a dumb question and obvious but,

    On an a/c heat combo, the condensate pan at the evaperator coil is full of water, ok, now when you turn on the heater there should be a big...
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    sonc 5 years ??? wow by the way...

    sonc


    5 years ???

    wow

    by the way Canadian woman kick ass!
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    John

    John

    Thank you for your help,
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    John

    John

    I am EPA certified,with most of the proper tools,
    one of the main problems I have is that many tech books are not consistant and tend to wander around and forget important points needed for...
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    Thank you for the info, I'm already servicing...

    Thank you for the info, I'm already servicing residential AC systems,

    but sometimes I do ask dumb questions because I never went to school.

    However since safety is involved it's important I...
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    OK will do, so the term crack (not smoking)...

    OK will do,

    so the term crack (not smoking) what is meant ?
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    Oh by the way, I have read many good books on the...

    Oh by the way, I have read many good books on the subject, and many don't explain this well at all.......
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    That's nice, but in the meanwhile I still need to...

    That's nice, but in the meanwhile I still need to know the answer,
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    On a 2.5 ton compresor,residential AC, this may...

    On a 2.5 ton compresor,residential AC,
    this may seem like an obvious question,
    the king valves (otherwise known as service valves)

    when system is in normal operation, I assume they need to be...
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    My area reaches 75-80 per cent humidity, I...

    My area reaches 75-80 per cent humidity,
    I assume that it takes longer for an AC unit to
    cool a house in high humidity because it must first remove the humidity before it starts to cool down ?...
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    jultzya


    You always give me a good laugh,

    but why can't you answer instead of always making fun of me,

    would'nt it be easier ?
  21. when charging liquid for r22 can I do it on the...

    when charging liquid for r22 can I do it on the high side with the compresor off ? I think this is the safest way right ?
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    OK ' I'll have to make get the Delta T, if it's...

    OK ' I'll have to make get the Delta T,
    if it's normal, let's say 18-20 degrees and I have no leaks,

    is there anything else I should be looking for ?

    For example, in this cooler region (near...
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    appltech1

    appltech1, you mentioned that I should be easily getting 19-20 Delat T, but since I can only measure at return filter (Ceiling) and nearest register how offset will my measurements be ? as opposed to...
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    The outside temps are about 74 with 66 per cent...

    The outside temps are about 74 with 66 per cent humidity,sometimes higher, the inside temps with air on go down from 78 to 74 in one hour.

    because it's hard to measure in that tight attic I can...
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    Forgot to mention that the operating amps are 8.4...

    Forgot to mention that the operating amps are 8.4 and 7.7.

    on a unit that specifies 13.6 rated load amps.
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    I have a 1100 sp ft home, 2.5 ton Ducane...

    I have a 1100 sp ft home, 2.5 ton Ducane Condensing unit/A Coil with furnace in attic.New parts are matched.
    The unit that I am working on ,1 mile from the beach,does not seem to cool well enough,or...
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    putting manifold guages on the evaperator coil in...

    putting manifold guages on the evaperator coil in most apartements seem to be un accesible,I can not see any place to do it,I'm assuming they are capilary type metering sytems for 35 year old...
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    How can I measure superheat on small rooftop...

    How can I measure superheat on small rooftop models(1 1/2 to 2 tons) if I can not access the pressure at evaprator coil and can not measure the in and out temps of the evap coil ?
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    Question

    -----------"Subcooling tells you how much liquid refrigerant is (how flooded it is) in the condenser.

    Superheat tells you how much liquid refrigerant is in the low side.

    Along with the air...
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    MikeJ I will go back later this week and get...

    MikeJ

    I will go back later this week and get more information, also to clean the coil.I have to admit I don't have hardly any test instruments,I have a Fieldpiece with a tempature readout, I'm...
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    I know you won't believe this but I can get R-718...

    I know you won't believe this but I can get R-718 for free
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    I think the coil cleaner and waiting for rain is...

    I think the coil cleaner and waiting for rain is the best idea I've heard so far,
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    WHAT IF I PISS ON IT ?

    WHAT IF I PISS ON IT ?
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    jultzya

    jultzya


    I assume you are saying that I should use a source of high pressure water to clean off the coil (with cleaner of course)

    are there any alternatives to using water hoses ?
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    Regarding that foam cleaner on the condenser, ...

    Regarding that foam cleaner on the condenser,

    I'm worried about washing it away with many electrical lines all around, is it OK to wash it away with a hand held
    water sprayer,thatw ay I don't get...
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    But does'nt the 315 psi on high side indicate...

    But does'nt the 315 psi on high side indicate higher than normal operating pressure regardless of super heat/coll redaings
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    Mike J , you do have a good point, I guess I...

    Mike J , you do have a good point,
    I guess I should get off my ass and do it.
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    I'm a Super Cool Tech, what can I say ?

    I'm a Super Cool Tech, what can I say ?
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    I'm maintaining apartement roof top units. One...

    I'm maintaining apartement roof top units.
    One unit does not cool well at all,
    it's a 1 1/2 ton Rheem , very old.

    low side is 60, high side 315 with a slight flutering,line temp 110 or more ?...
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    I'm not the one who is keeping this thread going,...

    I'm not the one who is keeping this thread going,

    I got the idea already,

    Thank you
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    I am now!!!

    I am now!!!
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    Yes , your information is logical, why did I not...

    Yes , your information is logical, why did I not think of that myself ? Duh !!
    Time to brush up!

    Thanks
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    I believe I did at least close both manifold...

    I believe I did at least close both manifold valves when disconecting the hoses after pulling vaccume.
    I am hoping that my improper technic did not let air into the system.

    I do agree with you,...
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    You may have described the proper way to do this...

    You may have described the proper way to do this proceedure, but unfortunatly I'm learning from "professionals" that skip all the quality steps,so there goes my learning.

    Thank you for the...
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    I have a 2.5 ton condenser ,using regular...

    I have a 2.5 ton condenser ,using regular manifold gauges
    I'm not purging the hoses,just taking high and low preasure readings only,is there a chance for air to get in this way ?
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    when drawing a vaccum I simply disconect the high...

    when drawing a vaccum I simply disconect the high and low side with pump running,the vaccum seems to hold.
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    considering I don't have low loss fiitings what...

    considering I don't have low loss fiitings
    what method of purging should I use to make sure
    non condensebles do not enter the system.
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    I've been doing the proceedure you described but...

    I've been doing the proceedure you described but with the compresor off. would this be why the lines were not equalizing properly ?(I don't have low loss fittins)
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    No, I was talking about a mint drink on the rocks

    No, I was talking about a mint drink on the rocks
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    Kennedy, yes a refresher would be nice.

    Kennedy, yes a refresher would be nice.
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