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    Pump unit down, run condenser fan only for 15-20...

    Pump unit down, run condenser fan only for 15-20 minutes, Take outdoor ambient temp, check static pressure on condenser, look at pt chart and see if the pressure fairly closely matches the ambient...
  2. You're in a helicopter, why would you need a...

    You're in a helicopter, why would you need a ladder? I guess you may need a rope ladder if there's no flat space to land.
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    I'm not sure I understand your question? 1 watt...

    I'm not sure I understand your question? 1 watt equals 3.412 btus so in your example 6kw=~20,000btus. With 2kw of power you get an EER of ~10 (20,000btu/2kw). All The components and the refrigeration...
  4. I think trane makes the big climatuff recips in...

    I think trane makes the big climatuff recips in Mexico at a trane plant. I would imagine it's entirely possible that they use the same rust inhibitor source as copeland does. I can't remember the...
  5. Thread: Fancy meter

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    I've had my hs36 for 7 years with no problems....

    I've had my hs36 for 7 years with no problems. It's my go to meter. My fluke 902 gets dusty sitting under the seat in the truck.
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    I think you're referring to Coefficient of...

    I think you're referring to Coefficient of Performance (COP) rather than Energy efficiency ratio (EER).
  7. I had one for about 6 months. It was a 16' and it...

    I had one for about 6 months. It was a 16' and it was sketchy at best when you got to the middle. It felt like it was about to snap in half. I ended up throwing it out with a load of scrap because I...
  8. Thread: YJ-LTE

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    I've had 1 of my G5 twins for at least 8 or 9...

    I've had 1 of my G5 twins for at least 8 or 9 years and another for 5 years with pretty heavy use. I dropped one of them and broke the fan and that's the only problem I've ever had. It drinks liquid...
  9. Copeland and trane together have a plant where...

    Copeland and trane together have a plant where they make Compressors for Trane equipment. Essentially they are the same as a black copeland scroll just painted orange.
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    If the return is outside the TE then it will...

    If the return is outside the TE then it will pressurize the room and cause the odors to exfiltrate and possibly enter the adjoining spaces. If it's in the attic it will be against code, unless we're...
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    That's awesome

    That's awesome
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    That would be like a 100% outdoor air return...

    That would be like a 100% outdoor air return except the return would pull from a 130* attic in the summer, it won't cool worth a crap. If they want it 100% outdoor return air then take return air...
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    Attic as on outside of the thermal envelope or...

    Attic as on outside of the thermal envelope or attic as in the ceiling? Make up air and ventilation is needed for proper air changes. Most vape shops don't have any make up or ventilation around here...
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    I use my hat 577561

    I use my hat
    577561
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    You could probably find a way to discretely vent...

    You could probably find a way to discretely vent the hose through the wall and use some kind of termination cover similiar to a dryer vent termination.
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    Get one of those r2d2 looking portable air...

    Get one of those r2d2 looking portable air conditioners like this http://www.supco.com/images/Seabreeze/Sea%20Breeze%20Tech%20Info/PAD9%20MANUAL.pdf
  17. Looks great. Only thing I see is that one offset...

    Looks great. Only thing I see is that one offset on the return is pretty choked off where it goes by that stud. Carpenters should have given you one more stud space for your chase. Overall VERY NICE...
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    Coming to an HVAC&R parts house near you

    The problem I see is you still have to bring out the torch to braze the barbed fitting thing on, so what's the point? The stuff probably costs way more than you would think plus the crimping tool and...
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    10s a little low but 15-20 is common on high seer...

    10s a little low but 15-20 is common on high seer equipment.
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    Beautiful as usual, great work. How do you...

    Beautiful as usual, great work.

    How do you fasten the pieces together? Flange turned in and screwed from the inside?
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    A stuck reversing valve or broken compressor will...

    A stuck reversing valve or broken compressor will but a metering device will not.
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    I'm a ductwork guy and an hvac guy. Most...

    I'm a ductwork guy and an hvac guy. Most companies have installers that install the equipment and ductwork and do the startup. Some companies have a startup guy that commissions the equipment once...
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    Looks better than before

    Indoor section must not look better than before, jk I'm just giving you a hard time.

    That vent pipe could use a little attention.
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    Those 3 were just what came to mind, hence the...

    Those 3 were just what came to mind, hence the etcetera.
  25. Just tell them you were a hockey player.

    Just tell them you were a hockey player.
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    It's fairly common to see that done around here...

    It's fairly common to see that done around here on older houses.
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    Is there one cheaper than pioneer? I'd stick to...

    Is there one cheaper than pioneer? I'd stick to the major brands if you want reliability (Samsung, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu etc.)
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    YJ I haven't broke the plastic yet, seems pretty...

    YJ I haven't broke the plastic yet, seems pretty tough. If you go over 90* then it's a pia to get off.
  29. Thread: Water leak

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    If the XL plenum is not sealed well then it will...

    If the XL plenum is not sealed well then it will leak enough air to help airflow but if it's in an attic/crawl space/garage etc then it'll be detrimental to efficiency and capacity. Did you check the...
  30. Thread: Runs good

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    We aren't busting your balls, I just believe...

    We aren't busting your balls, I just believe there is another problem causing the frost. I've seen hundreds of 5 ton units of 7/8" line sets and it's never been a problem. I personally installed one...
  31. Thread: Water leak

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    I bet there is a sag in the drain line that is...

    I bet there is a sag in the drain line that is making a trap on the horizontal run. 20x20 is definitely way small for 1400cfm doesn't matter how big the plenum is.
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    I just beat the mandrel off of the pipe with...

    I just beat the mandrel off of the pipe with whatever is close by. I haven't bought any copper fittings in quite a while, I just use my bender and swaging tool.
  33. Only difference would be making sure it's in...

    Only difference would be making sure it's in cooling mode.
  34. Thread: Runs good

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    Because the suction line is not the problem...

    Because the suction line is not the problem unless there's a golf ball stuck in it or it's completely kinked off somewhere. A 7/8 to 1 1/8 reducer will not cause that.
  35. Thread: moles

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    Try mothballs. Ground squirrels hate them, not...

    Try mothballs. Ground squirrels hate them, not sure about moles.
  36. Thread: Runs good

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    I thought he said indoor was 75*, maybe I misread.

    I thought he said indoor was 75*, maybe I misread.
  37. Thread: Water leak

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    A drain on the negative side of blower will not...

    A drain on the negative side of blower will not work unless trapped until the blower shuts off. The purpose is to break the negative suction of the fan with a column of water so that the water will...
  38. Thread: Runs good

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    It's low airflow and low outdoor temp. Nothing...

    It's low airflow and low outdoor temp. Nothing wrong with the 7/8 lineset. at a higher outdoor temp it probably would stay just above freezing but would still have no superheat. Whenever one starts...
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    It is unlikely that CO will get into the...

    It is unlikely that CO will get into the airstream with a hairline crack but you don't know when that hairline crack will become more than a hairline crack. A company should make the fire side of the...
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    Coat mastic on the duct collar like you would a...

    Coat mastic on the duct collar like you would a PVC connection. Slide inner liner over collar. Tie band it with tensioning tool. Pull outer jacket over collar and tape insulation.
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    I'd gladly gas it up without leak checking if...

    I'd gladly gas it up without leak checking if that's what you wanted. I would advise against it because of the age of the equipment, faulty board, cracked heat exchanger, refrigerant leak etc but...
  42. You're not alone, there should be a class action...

    You're not alone, there should be a class action suit against copeland for all the wasted time and expense contractors have spent on the rust inhibitor issue.
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    Anytime I've tried to patch a cracked line...

    Anytime I've tried to patch a cracked line without cutting it out it hasn't lasted long. The crack just moves on down the line after a few months.
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    I love my digicools, I'm starting my 4th AC...

    I love my digicools, I'm starting my 4th AC season with them and the Only problem I've had is me tearing up the clamp probe wires. I've repaired them myself several times, I wish they used some...
  45. Does it have a txv for the metering device in...

    Does it have a txv for the metering device in cooling mode? Does it have a copeland compressor?
  46. Anything below 70 is unrealistic IMO.

    Anything below 70 is unrealistic IMO.
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    Yep...

    Yep http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1334541-SC57-and-magnets
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    Fp hs36 has a magnet on a strap. I think...

    Fp hs36 has a magnet on a strap.

    I think lytning or someone on here attached a magnet to a meter with no ill results.
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    Keep them, you'll more than likely lose a pair...

    Keep them, you'll more than likely lose a pair eventually. I have several of all my sheet metal tools.
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    I suggest to keep looking for another contractor.

    I suggest to keep looking for another contractor.
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