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  1. I would stay away from the LUX. I have seen a lot...

    I would stay away from the LUX. I have seen a lot failures on those. Not familiar with the Jackson. But I know White Rodgers are good quality.
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    I like to use the white compound that contains...

    I like to use the white compound that contains teflon.
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    Master Mechanical Test

    I am in the very beginning of preparing to take my Master Mechanical test, I have had my Journeyman License for 12 years and at that time, took the "Block" test. After talking to a person at code...
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    I have seen that you use R421A in a couple of...

    I have seen that you use R421A in a couple of other threads I have seen. Just wondering what kind of results you are seeing, and if you are noticing any real capacity loss or any unexpected draw...
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    I agree with that!

    I agree with that!
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    Great! I just shot you an email.

    Great! I just shot you an email.
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    Ok that is what I thought. Thanks for the quick...

    Ok that is what I thought. Thanks for the quick reply.
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    Lennox Condenser #'s ??

    Needing to know the tonnage of this lennox condenser Model # HS19-411U-3P. Getting conflicting reports on it being 3 or 3.5 ton. Plus anything else you can decipher from the #'s is valuable to me...
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    Sounds like refrigerant pressure equalizing on...

    Sounds like refrigerant pressure equalizing on shutdown. Not sure why this would be a new sound unless you just had not noticed before. When is the last time you had it serviced. Perhaps the...
  10. I ran the information you gave me through a...

    I ran the information you gave me through a website called hvacopcost.com. It gives a comparison and estimated yearly savings. going from your 10 to a 13 seer says $411/yr that is only figuring the...
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    The only way to know for sure is to do a heat...

    The only way to know for sure is to do a heat load calc. Which if the home was built new in 2004, they would have done this then. With the sq. ft. you have , it is not far fetched that 5 ton is the...
  12. Thread: Weird

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    15. Then you will need apply for pro status.

    15. Then you will need apply for pro status.
  13. Most manufacturers require you to ship old...

    Most manufacturers require you to ship old compressor back to get one under warranty. I am surprised they did not just give you a whole new unit, if it is only a window unit.
  14. Also, you could still have been flipping the air...

    Also, you could still have been flipping the air handler breaker and have the outdoor unit shut off, the control voltage comes from the air handler typically. So the unit lost the signal to be on...
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    Goodman. Low end? Bad Rep? Yes.

    Goodman. Low end? Bad Rep? Yes.
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    Doesnt sound likely, but the only way you will...

    Doesnt sound likely, but the only way you will know is get someone you trust and knows what they are doing to look at it. I have seen a similar situation, they had duct work rusted out under the...
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    :eek2:

    :eek2:
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    What is fairly common with those units? He means...

    What is fairly common with those units? He means the manufacturer only recommends checking charge in 2nd stage.
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    have you actually verified that it is going into...

    have you actually verified that it is going into second stage? Amp draw is usually a pretty safe way to test this.
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    Im not afraid to ask a stupid question, and Im...

    Im not afraid to ask a stupid question, and Im sure the OP will benefit from this answer as well. But....., how does a clogged condenser cause a restriction in the cap tube? Anything to do with...
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    If you are not lying , then why would your first...

    If you are not lying , then why would your first call not have been to the installing contractor?
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    Wow, it really sounds like you are trying to make...

    Wow, it really sounds like you are trying to make this noise an issue,when it probably isn't. "you could just sense" that he thought it was unusual seems like a bit of a stretch. Maybe you have a...
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    1. Scroll Compressors do not have valves. 2. ...

    1. Scroll Compressors do not have valves.

    2. That is not how you figure subcooling, it is: Liquid line saturation temp-liquid line temp. You always use the temperature corresponding to the...
  24. I wouldnt say that it thins it "significantly" by...

    I wouldnt say that it thins it "significantly" by any means. And honestly if you knew what the thickness of the copper tubing in your evaporator and condenser coil was, you may be suprised.
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    Here the following is a reply from a similar...

    Here the following is a reply from a similar thread, I think it fits here also:



    Has the same major components as ANY other manufacturer has, wow, you paint in broad strokes! Let's say brand A...
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    Perhaps you have a configuration that needs a...

    Perhaps you have a configuration that needs a drain trap to drain properly, but I would think he would have caught that. Is this furnace and coil lying horizontally in the attic?
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    I would choose neither, both are goodman units....

    I would choose neither, both are goodman units. Amana does not manufacture their own heating and air conditioning equipment. Most manufacturers now offer the same or better warranties as...
  28. A new evaporator coil (inside) , and a new...

    A new evaporator coil (inside) , and a new condensing unit (outside) plush flushing or replacing the copper lines. As to it being expensive or not, we cant really talk price, but for most people I...
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    X Has the same major components as ANY other...

    X

    Has the same major components as ANY other manufacturer has, wow, you paint in broad strokes! Let's say brand A and brand B use the same compressor but a different TXV , that compressor may...
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    I personally would not put in goodman, when going...

    I personally would not put in goodman, when going with a heat pump. I have seen several issues with their equipment in general. But heat pumps more so. Compressor failure, TXV's, leaks in service...
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    Same as in Kansas, my city any way.

    Same as in Kansas, my city any way.
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    No

    No
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    1

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    Is anyone using SB8 on R410A systems?

    Is anyone using SB8 on R410A systems?
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    I am about 80% sure I already know what it is,...

    I am about 80% sure I already know what it is, but I cant say it in an open forum, I dont think this would be that challenging for a competent tech.
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    THAT IS GROSS MAN!:bump:

    THAT IS GROSS MAN!:bump:
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    :stinks::stinks: AMEN!:stinks:

    :stinks::stinks:

    AMEN!:stinks:
  38. Thread: Goodman

    by aintitfun
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    That disconnect is trying like heck to get outta...

    That disconnect is trying like heck to get outta there!
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    Questions for me to ask Interviewer

    I have an interview tomorrow for an industrial facility for Building maint. tech, and I have had mainly resi/light comm. experience, which they are fully aware of willing to train on larger stuff....
  40. Yes, they make and sell them cheap. Cheaper is...

    Yes, they make and sell them cheap. Cheaper is more popular, it is not a statement of their quality by any means. And also to the OP your 20 year old Amana was not made by goodman at that time. That...
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    [QUOTE=big sky hvac;7919691] The first guy had...

    [QUOTE=big sky hvac;7919691] The first guy had come into our shop in the morning and purchased some pressure switches for his furnace.


    What are you doing selling him pressure switches to put in...
  42. I predict thousands of $$$ each month

    I predict thousands of $$$ each month
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    Actually you are purchasing both. And no, not...

    Actually you are purchasing both. And no, not all equipment is made with just all the same parts. Brand does make some difference. And it is also true that a person can ruin a good piece of...
  44. I was saying when the a/c is off and your new 28"...

    I was saying when the a/c is off and your new 28" tall rheem "N" design coil is still covered with moisture, a lot of surface area there!! It will allow that moisture to evaporate back off,...
  45. I thought all Trane coils were all aluminum now.

    I thought all Trane coils were all aluminum now.
  46. Given the fact that the average life of an a/c is...

    Given the fact that the average life of an a/c is about 15yrs , and a replacement compressor would only come with a 1yr warranty + the R22 refrigerant that your system uses is being phased out, I...
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    again, people, the thread is over 2 years old, he...

    again, people, the thread is over 2 years old, he probably has been down-sized by now.
  48. Thread: Amana HP

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    no, coils are often over sized by 1/2 ton

    no, coils are often over sized by 1/2 ton
  49. In the right circumstances, with a large...

    In the right circumstances, with a large evaporator coil, it can actually add humidity back into the air.
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    Actually any tech, should know exactly what is...

    Actually any tech, should know exactly what is going on inside there. Anyway as mentioned before, the refrigerant should be in liquid form, in the smaller of the 2 lines, when this liquid hits the...
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