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  1. Sticky: You're a funny guy. How about after a big storm...

    You're a funny guy. How about after a big storm and we have 15 sitting in the shop waiting for their replacements. All from units less than a year old. "So and So a/c INC installed this system and it...
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    My boss has no balls

    Husband and wife, not related to boss, running the company into the ground. The boss knows it yet he does nothing. I'm sick of getting the s*** calls because they pick and choose. Our work generally...
  3. Sticky: Whats wrong with the copper used in todays coils?...

    Whats wrong with the copper used in todays coils?
    Why are X13 motors still in use?
  4. no, it won't, tried that too. It doesn't...

    no, it won't, tried that too.

    It doesn't matter, I exchanged it for a new one and the new one works normally, been using it for two weeks and it works like it's supposed to. This one I started...
  5. already cleaned the sensor. This SVG2 acts...

    already cleaned the sensor.

    This SVG2 acts 100% different than the last SVG2 I had. Thats more a question that anything.
    I used the same identical tool before, it worked as expected, I'm using...
  6. I don't think it should drop when pressure is...

    I don't think it should drop when pressure is added.
    No matter what is adding pressure, it should not read a lower number.
  7. Any idea why vacuum drops when r22 in gas form is...

    Any idea why vacuum drops when r22 in gas form is added? And when the gauge is disconnected it takes 10-15 minutes for it to read OL...
  8. Fieldpiece SVG2 Vacuum Gauge not right, video

    I've used one of these a few years ago, it was a company tool. It worked well, connect it up, evacuate, and in an hour or so it would be down to 500 +/-.
    I've been using a Supco for the past year,...
  9. Does it matter? The center on the bottom right...

    Does it matter?
    The center on the bottom right side, vertical.

    No where near a field connection, not physical damage, theres also oil in the pan.
  10. Leaking Trane hyperion evap coil, no replacement available

    I found a leaking coil in a GAM5 3 ton, 3 pounds low. The customers (elderly couple) purchased the extended parts and labor warranty. Trouble is Trane is screwing them, telling us there is no...
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    Misdiagnosis is the common problem I've seen. Or...

    Misdiagnosis is the common problem I've seen. Or maybe I've been brainwashed by trane in thinking these units will never have problems.

    I've checked a few change outs we've done and found some...
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    Airconditioning contractors are not responsible...

    Airconditioning contractors are not responsible for attic insulation.
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    I've recently been called out to a job that was...

    I've recently been called out to a job that was icing up, the tech had the blower out and wired the line voltage to the wrong side of the cap and the motor was running backwards.
  14. Thats great, I don't often laugh at stuff on...

    Thats great, I don't often laugh at stuff on here. Maybe I'll try that one, thanks.
  15. He knew it was a 50 amp breaker and insisted that...

    He knew it was a 50 amp breaker and insisted that it will not trip because of heat.
    Thats what he said, not my opinion.
  16. I was on a call once because of an intermittent...

    I was on a call once because of an intermittent tripped breaker. It had a square d disconnect with a 50 amp breaker, the clips were loose and the lugs were burnt. I showed the homeowner this and he...
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    I think it's done by being able to put out the...

    I think it's done by being able to put out the same BTU's with less electricity/gas.

    It's like cars, thats my hobby, in the 80's we had to get 8 mpg to have 400 hp. Now you can have 500+ and get...
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    Was the Zebra protector blown out?

    Was the Zebra protector blown out?
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    I have a used 2005 Lennox in my shed, a 13ACC042....

    I have a used 2005 Lennox in my shed, a 13ACC042. It was in the scrap pile where I worked in 2005. I asked the service manager what it was doing there. He said the compressor is bad. I said can I...
  20. One thing I don't like about rheems is the coil...

    One thing I don't like about rheems is the coil fins being so close together, they clog easy.
    We are a Rheem, Goodman, and Trane dealer. Goodmans don't have this problem and trane sure doesn't with...
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    Well if thats the case make sure it's wired...

    Well if thats the case make sure it's wired right, check the cap, try a hard start kit. If it doesn't start tell the guy this is why you don't buy used crap, and move on.
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    If you worry enough those six cans of worms will...

    If you worry enough those six cans of worms will all open on their own.
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    no valves in a scroll. sounds undercharged.

    no valves in a scroll. sounds undercharged.
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    undercharged.

    undercharged.
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    You should have evacuated the living **** out of...

    You should have evacuated the living **** out of it with a micron gauge attached to be sure that the stolen Lennox condensing unit wasn't left open after the theft. Then WEIGH IN THE CHARGE, this way...
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    I don't think that corrosion grenade will help. ...

    I don't think that corrosion grenade will help.

    I've been on calls at this place and at least one I remember had a bad compressor. I thought thank god, I can just write it up for a new unit (or...
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    That only happens when the owners watching. I've...

    That only happens when the owners watching. I've had weird stuff happen an told the watcher that this never happens when I'm alone. Even thought about it, maybe I just remember these calls better....
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    These are on Hutchinson Island. The building code...

    These are on Hutchinson Island. The building code got stupid in the past 6 months.

    With the corrosion I'm talking about one condo in particular, I don't know why but the condensing units there...
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    If you want to come an hour and a half north I'll...

    If you want to come an hour and a half north I'll be happy to show you some units that are 2 to 3 years old sitting on the ocean, you'd have trouble sleeping at night if you repaired one.
    Building...
  30. Building code here wouldn't allow changing one...

    Building code here wouldn't allow changing one unit. You would need to use a matching set.

    About the insurance thing and getting stuff for "free"? I've been paying for car insurance and haven't...
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    So you don't have the tools to do the job. You've...

    So you don't have the tools to do the job. You've already decided before you came here that you're going to change the a/h or coil. So how did you plan on doing that?
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    Can't pump it down?

    Can't pump it down?
  33. Looks easy to me, go figure it out.

    Looks easy to me, go figure it out.
  34. So why didn't you fix it while you were there the...

    So why didn't you fix it while you were there the first time?
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    Looks great since you just moved in. Take a pic...

    Looks great since you just moved in. Take a pic in the middle of a very busy week in the middle of a call a year from now.
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    Maybe you know what you're doing but you...

    Maybe you know what you're doing but you obviously don't know why you're doing any of it.

    That plus I'm sick of creating callbacks on myself because an owner has a rental with a water leak. The...
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    Most rentals I go to have torn up coils from...

    Most rentals I go to have torn up coils from improper cleaning. Call and a/c guy out to come do the job right. Then put a good filtering system in it.
  38. The capacitor or fan motor didn't trip the...

    The capacitor or fan motor didn't trip the breaker, the overheating compressor due to the odf not working did, IMO.
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    How is 100+ psi going to suck the water out of...

    How is 100+ psi going to suck the water out of the hose? It's not.
    I leak checked and added 4 pounds of r22 in the rain today. I'm not worried about a thing. There was some lightning too.
    IMO if...
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    I guess you checked the drain pan and line?

    I guess you checked the drain pan and line?
  41. Thread: new installs

    by truck12
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    You mean the bulb? Anyway, I never had a big...

    You mean the bulb?
    Anyway, I never had a big problem with either installed vertical.
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    Flushing out a dirty line set with dirty...

    Flushing out a dirty line set with dirty refigerant makes no sense to me either.
    We're getting into the "I wish I was rocket scientist" part of the discussion now, this is not that complicated.
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    10. stuck contactor. 11. dehumidistat wired...

    10. stuck contactor.
    11. dehumidistat wired parrallel and set wrong.
    12. zone control a mess and or supply duct going into the return.
    13. dirty contacts on mechanical thermostat.
    14. leaking...
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    The OP will never update the thread saying how he...

    The OP will never update the thread saying how he had to have someone come out.
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    If the original motor didn't have one remove it...

    If the original motor didn't have one remove it from the replacement. The customer and your competition can't say anything if it's not there.
    If the original motor had one, or if you think it needs...
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    Just my opinion, if you understand how something...

    Just my opinion, if you understand how something works and why it works the way it does you don't need a troubleshooting guide.

    The new guys I've seen lately know how do troubleshoot, they know...
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    Didn't read the whole thread. Our suppliers sell...

    Didn't read the whole thread. Our suppliers sell Mars2 in Bestech boxes. These are made in mexico and aren't too bad. Recently the color of the box lettering changed to a lighter shade of blue and...
  48. Don't do the job. Who put a system in thats too...

    Don't do the job.
    Who put a system in thats too big? You did.
    Why did you do it knowing it was wrong? Gee I was told to do it wrong.
    Is that going to save face? No.
    Bottom line is when it...
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    Nothing said about freeze control? Seen too...

    Nothing said about freeze control?
    Seen too many frozen verticals with switches everywhere, sure it'll shut off when enough water gets to a switch. But what do you think happens when that block of...
  50. If you suspect water look in the oil sight glass...

    If you suspect water look in the oil sight glass on the vacuum pump. It will turn the oil white.
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