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    I've got to read slower, I thought that said you...

    I've got to read slower, I thought that said you were looking for two "well hung" installers. :)
  2. Yeah, white coating is the metal breaking down...

    Yeah, white coating is the metal breaking down from condensation. Flue may be oversized or have a damaged cap. Definitely not code. No where I've been allows stove pipes on HWT flue either.
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    Some employers will offer you a bump for NATE...

    Some employers will offer you a bump for NATE certification, I had it for a long time but I let it lapse because it's mostly useless. I've been doing residential for over 20 years and carry EPA...
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    Can you clarify? I pump down scroll compressors...

    Can you clarify? I pump down scroll compressors all the time with no issues. I haven't attempted it on a micro-channel unit so it's nice to learn something.
  5. Depends on the coil. Even if it does fit, is...

    Depends on the coil. Even if it does fit, is that older coil dual rated? Why not just get a 410 TXV from Lennox? Or a new coil?
  6. Please call a professional to diagnose this for...

    Please call a professional to diagnose this for you. You can be seriously injured if you get shocked or the fan sudenly starts on you.
  7. Charging an AC is not a DIY project despite what...

    Charging an AC is not a DIY project despite what you see in internet videos. There are a lot of factors that have to be considered (temp inside, temp outside, line length, etc). The fact that your...
  8. That part was obsolete when I first started in...

    That part was obsolete when I first started in this business over 20 years ago. It is possible to upgrade it to something more modern, but it will be very expensive to do so and it is NOT a DIY...
  9. So I've been told, many many times. I even added...

    So I've been told, many many times. I even added a smilie to show I was kidding!
  10. Thread: rheem 13pjl

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    rheem 13pjl

    Bumping this thread with an update. Had ANOTHER 15PJL do this. The joint cracked but didn't break a few weeks ago. Our tech repaired it to get the guy heat. Called back the other day, it broke...
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    Can you mount a UV lamp over heating coils like...

    Can you mount a UV lamp over heating coils like that?
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    High electric bill complaint......

    Reminds me of an AC I went on once. New construction. Builder switches disconnect on, blows fuse in furnace. I open furnace door and see three wires coming from AC outside, R-W-G. R is conncected...
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    I am glad I don't do oil work.

    I am glad I don't do oil work.
  14. Wouldn't a bad/non-operating TXV cause the head...

    Wouldn't a bad/non-operating TXV cause the head to go up as well, like a restriction?
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    Stupidest Service Call you've run!!!

    This exact thing happened to me last season. The owner of my company also owns an apartment building with 6 units. He just moved a tenant into an apartment and she called saying the AC didn't work....
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    Had a good one the other day. Tech did a tune up...

    Had a good one the other day. Tech did a tune up a week ago, guy was having flame sensor lockouts since it hadn't been cleaned in years. Guy calls in a panic, nothing is working, we broke it, etc...
  17. Thread: R22 to 410a

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    We do flush them on longer linesets, but we've...

    We do flush them on longer linesets, but we've done quite a few with just nitrogen purging and a good vacuum. If the lineset isn't leaking why replace it (unless the line sizes are incorrect for the...
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    Factory dealership has no bearing on whether your...

    Factory dealership has no bearing on whether your contractor is any good or not. All it means is that he has committed to using that brand of equipment as his primary brand. Dealerships from larger...
  19. Thread: Pay Raise

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    Some tips from my experience: 1. Don't ask in...

    Some tips from my experience:
    1. Don't ask in slow time. Wait until it's starting to pick up. This way if you get turned down and want to quit it'll be easier to get a new job.
    2. Don't be a...
  20. Nope. :)

    Nope. :)
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    An undersized liquid line would cause high head,...

    An undersized liquid line would cause high head, not low head. While 1/4" is not recommended for the liquid line, low suction and head would lead me to another problem. What type of metering device...
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    Absolutely no way would I be lifting that over a...

    Absolutely no way would I be lifting that over a wall. The company needs to provide a lift, a jack, something to accomodate that. Look at it this way, suppose you're lifting it and it falls on...
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    This isn't a good question to ask an HVAC guy,...

    This isn't a good question to ask an HVAC guy, most of us will go with the cheapest POS available because we can fix it on the fly if it breaks.
  24. R410a operates at much higher pressures than R22...

    R410a operates at much higher pressures than R22 does, putting a 410 condenser on a 22 rated coil could exceed it's pressure rating. The TXV would have to be changed as well, at that point you may...
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    Watch the sight glass on the upper door. ...

    Watch the sight glass on the upper door. Something's going on in there that oughtn't be.
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