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    And good for you! It's my understanding that...

    And good for you!

    It's my understanding that while 500 is the magic number - what's even more important is what happens when you stop the pump and isolate the system for the hold test. It will...
  2. I dumped a can of it in a heat pump with a...

    I dumped a can of it in a heat pump with a sticking outdoor check valve. Last call Friday - we'll see; but I wouldn't treat it as conclusive anyway. Hard to get all that stuff out of the can and...
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    Sorry - don't like the sound of this contractor...

    Sorry - don't like the sound of this contractor at all. Sounds like a sales shop. Get a second opinion...ask people you trust and see who they use.

    The bigger shops with a lot of advertising and...
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    Ah...yes, of course. I'll concede that being mid...

    Ah...yes, of course. I'll concede that being mid forties in a bad economy, and without ever really specializing or completing a degree in one area; probably resulted in a level of seriousness and...
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    There it is again - I simply cannot relate to...

    There it is again - I simply cannot relate to this. Why did you and I jump in vans and go within days of graduating and everyone else takes 18-24 months? I honestly don't feel all that superior in...
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    In four years I think I've still only changed...

    In four years I think I've still only changed less than six contactors; certainly less than a dozen. They get replaced when they fail or demonstrate significant voltage drop or resistance across the...
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    29"hg = over 3/4 of a million microns...you are...

    29"hg = over 3/4 of a million microns...you are blind without a micron gauge. Short, fatter hoses, micron gauge, isolation valves and valve core removal tools are the only way to go.

    I'm not...
  8. Agree heat pump with air handler would be a nice...

    Agree heat pump with air handler would be a nice option for this scenario.
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    We won't encourage or assist you in making line...

    We won't encourage or assist you in making line voltage repairs. The information you seek is out on the web in abundance, but we can't vouch for it's accuracy or entirety. Be very careful if you...
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    All contactors arc and pit. The question is have...

    All contactors arc and pit. The question is have they become bad enough to the point where they are consuming (dropping - as mentioned above) voltage due to increased resistance from the cumulative...
  11. As much as we all enjoy hot girls - you are...

    As much as we all enjoy hot girls - you are paying money for a properly conditioned home and you're not getting it. Tell them you want a real hvac technician to diagnose the issue and resolve it -...
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    There are multiple issues facing the industry as...

    There are multiple issues facing the industry as far as bringing up the rear guard and I don't believe you can leave all of it at the door of a decent, federally accredited, DOL approved technical...
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    Installer is wrong and incompetent - something is...

    Installer is wrong and incompetent - something is very wrong.

    Make him fix it.
  14. Oh yeah...you're all that, ain't cha'? The...

    Oh yeah...you're all that, ain't cha'?

    The homeowner wasn't insisting on anything; he was seeking constructive criticism concerning what he had at hand. But you just couldn't pass on the chance...
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    Round head, round eyes...he can't seriously hurt...

    Round head, round eyes...he can't seriously hurt you. Just coolin' off with a nice bath of cool AC water...
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    Yes...unfortunately that's a familiar tale;...

    Yes...unfortunately that's a familiar tale; however we did them for substantially less under a program that Carrier set up (mods will probably remove pricing soon as it's is not allowed - no big...
  17. No...actually it wasn't. Your behavior towards...

    No...actually it wasn't. Your behavior towards homeowners and other forum members is seldom more than condescending, sarcastic and decidedly unhelpful rhetoric.

    I can only assume it makes you...
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    Did I read you right? They somehow mixed up a...

    Did I read you right? They somehow mixed up a leak in the condenser outside with a furnace issue?

    The styrofoam is covering the secondary heat exchanger and is not a concern unless the install...
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    Yes - it's entirely possible. It doesn't happen...

    Yes - it's entirely possible. It doesn't happen often enough to bother with the explanation (and I can't remember it); but it's been noted.

    As hvacker notes above; if you catch an RTU and you see...
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    If it's the Lennox Pulse - yes; you should have...

    If it's the Lennox Pulse - yes; you should have the test by someone who knows what they're doing with that particular animal. Actually, apologies to our few resident Pulse enthusiasts; you should...
  21. There is that...They said it's done it ever since...

    There is that...They said it's done it ever since they moved in, but I didn't probe any further. I can't see what else it could be, however; the coil is right in front of my eyes, I can see every...
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    You, my new friend; need to post more often.

    You, my new friend; need to post more often.
  23. Jinxed again - caught a Goodman in an apartment...

    Jinxed again - caught a Goodman in an apartment today with water falling right off the slant coil. There was even a sticker that spelled out the leftover lubrication issue. Have to go back with...
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    When I was new I caught an air handler in a multi...

    When I was new I caught an air handler in a multi level luxury condo building. Nothing was coming on and I quickly traced it to a disconnect with bare copper tubing in place of fuses. It was...
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    Nah...I'm milkin' Father's Day for all it's worth...

    Nah...I'm milkin' Father's Day for all it's worth - not Qing in the rain. Normally I would. I'm on call too but I'm gonna shut it down here in a little bit.
  26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egxLZklZHho

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egxLZklZHho
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    They were over off Ladue Rd. - they all think...

    They were over off Ladue Rd. - they all think they own everything over there.
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    I've been meaning to put together something just...

    I've been meaning to put together something just like that for the occasional txv, coil or plugged filter drier. I'd definitely would have made one by now if I did installs.
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    Jump to about :50 ...

    Jump to about :50

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kATfuwWZoqI

    A couple of the little furry ones actually stood their ground and required my long skinny screwdriver.
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    Bottom line is it will be a personal preference. ...

    Bottom line is it will be a personal preference. Educate them concerning the elevated humidity levels from the condensate being reintroduced into air, reassure them that it's actually easier on a...
  31. Danger Will Robinson!

    Danger Will Robinson!
  32. Oh boy...

    Oh boy...
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    You can pull thru your gauges. Removing the...

    You can pull thru your gauges. Removing the schraders and using short 3/8 hoses helps. As long as your vacuum hose has a micron gauge between the system and the vacuum with a valve that can isolate...
  34. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNuu9CpdjIo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNuu9CpdjIo
  35. I had a carrier coil so bad a few years ago it...

    I had a carrier coil so bad a few years ago it was pooling on the floor of a shoe store. Just a regular upflow furnace and coil, on the "n" side of the coil. I ended up fashioning sheet metal on...
  36. Without a clue as to what equipment you refer to,...

    Without a clue as to what equipment you refer to, but assuming AC related with temperature noted - how about starting it and letting it run for a while until conditions become more reasonable?
    ...
  37. And assuming the measurements are correct it...

    And assuming the measurements are correct it would tend to mean what if all else is correct? Too much...overcharged. Too much in the condenser, too much in the evaporator, too much everywhere. Not...
  38. Agree it doesn't seem to add up too well. 73*...

    Agree it doesn't seem to add up too well.

    73* IWB, 1544 CFM on a three ton and a 20* delta? I can see the claims of overcharge with 25* of SC and only 1* SH...but still question the overall...
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    Search Uline document holders - you can get 'em...

    Search Uline document holders - you can get 'em at office supply stores.

    Nice work Jimmy. I'll bet you have an impressive before and after portfolio.
  40. You may, and should.

    You may, and should.
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    I saw that before and wish every pvc drain had...

    I saw that before and wish every pvc drain had one. Irritates me to no end that they don't even put a union on them most of the time.
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    Cool...but my main reason for using a real Gallo...

    Cool...but my main reason for using a real Gallo is to avoid lugging a nitro tank around and up in an attic or roof.
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    You'll know soon enough if it makes a difference....

    You'll know soon enough if it makes a difference. Still might need to slow the blower down...
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    Turn the fan to auto at the thermostat so it will...

    Turn the fan to auto at the thermostat so it will run only when the system runs. You are reabsorbing moisture back into your home.
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    These guys are the best of the best, dja4260; no...

    These guys are the best of the best, dja4260; no minor detail escapes them.

    On to important matters: Is mamma happy?
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    Baldloonie's probably got it right. How many...

    Baldloonie's probably got it right. How many times does it cycle an hour? The fan isn't always on, is it? That would reintroduce moisture back into the structure that was clinging to the coil and...
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    And yes...and yes. Access to information from...

    And yes...and yes.

    Access to information from the oldest HVACR organization out there. You can access archived webinars, gain certification, get P and CEU's. The Service Application Manuals...
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    And that's what it's all about. Nice work -...

    And that's what it's all about. Nice work - apply for Pro so we can get much more detailed.
  49. Great - please let us know how the installation...

    Great - please let us know how the installation goes. Pics would be great. Clearly, we can't get enough of this stuff from our own work and parasitically depend on more from all homeowners who...
  50. Just do something already for God's sake...you...

    Just do something already for God's sake...you have enough on your plate. Smartin' up and keep the growing troops happy. Wifey+baby+no AC = loss for everyone...trust me on this.
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