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    I have been troubleshooting for 40 years now....

    I have been troubleshooting for 40 years now. Fighter jets, electrical, thermal dielectric heat sealing machines, kitchen equipment, toilets,65 chevy's, boilers, chillers, but commercial...
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    The thing with controls many don't get is there...

    The thing with controls many don't get is there is really no significant amount of current introduced until the gas valve energizes. That can cause a spark, or "bounce" of a bad contact, heat...
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    Some t-stats do not have a delay when coming out...

    Some t-stats do not have a delay when coming out of set back between 1st and 2nd stage energizing.
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    If W1 and W2 are enrgized at the exact same time,...

    If W1 and W2 are enrgized at the exact same time, the furnace goes into a defaiult 12 minute delay for second stage. There must be a 2-2 1/2 second delay between 1st and 2nd stage energizing. You can...
  5. I would never double up on driers, as it could...

    I would never double up on driers, as it could create too much of a pressure drop, thus compounding the problem. This technique has been known to reduce lineset noise in piston systems as well,...
  6. It also reduces line set noise in walls, etc.

    It also reduces line set noise in walls, etc.
  7. If I could suggest something for "water running"...

    If I could suggest something for "water running" noise. Obviously proper subcooling is needed, proper air flow is essential, but an install technique I sometimes have installers use is to put their...
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    :LOL: It looks like it puked.

    :LOL: It looks like it puked.
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    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get...

    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get the ball......bearing rolling.
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    :pop: I'll just sit back and have a snack while I...

    :pop: I'll just sit back and have a snack while I wait for the pics. Break time.:callpro: Call in a the computer geeks. Quick.
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    Now, you have to try pretty darn hard to make a...

    Now, you have to try pretty darn hard to make a masterpiece like that. I could try and not get it to look like that. It is true atristry.
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    Any manufacturer's equipment is only as good as...

    Any manufacturer's equipment is only as good as the person installing it. I have replaced alot of heat exchangers and done alot of work on that model in the picture. You can bring almost anything...
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    You are lucky that water was all that fell on...

    You are lucky that water was all that fell on your head!!
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    Priority Club has it's priveledges.

    Priority Club has it's priveledges.
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    uhhhhhh. It's funny about golf clubs. They want...

    uhhhhhh. It's funny about golf clubs. They want the units out of the way. I had a similar situation in a parapit on a roof at a golf club in the midwest. The head pressure was soo bad on the units,...
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    You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a...

    You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. Nice job cleaning the slop that pig Mark. I never get surprised anymore with what I see in the field. It amazes me, but doesn't surprise me.
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    I have had dealings with the Maytag dealer you...

    I have had dealings with the Maytag dealer you mentioned. They are well trained, and have a good track record. The 12 year depedability promise you speak of is if compressor fails, you get new...
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    It is difficult to distinguish the noise, but it...

    It is difficult to distinguish the noise, but it sounds similar to flash gas occuring in the liquid line. If the unit is undercharged, or not charged proerly in the "charge mode", It could be flash...
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    Yes, but it is not an X-13, those motors are...

    Yes, but it is not an X-13, those motors are ECM's made by anothe rmanufacturer. They are designed a little differently. I am quite familiar with both. The X-13 motors are only used in air-handlers...
  20. Another thing to know about manufactiurer"s...

    Another thing to know about manufactiurer"s warranty, is you must use oem parts for the repair to qualify. Normally, the distributor gives you the part under warranty and gets the defective part back...
  21. One that is recognized by the manufacturer.

    One that is recognized by the manufacturer.
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    The X-13 motor is a fixed torque high efficiency...

    The X-13 motor is a fixed torque high efficiency motor. It gives you higher efficiencies than PSC motors can. The X-13 uses from 70-90 watts of power, where a PSC uses about 270 watts. $$$ is being...
  23. If the installing contractor in gone with the...

    If the installing contractor in gone with the wind, call the manufacturer. They will direct you to either a distributor who can give you a list of qualified warranty servicers, or get you in contact...
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    True that. Manufactured homes have challenging...

    True that. Manufactured homes have challenging duct systems. BUT, we can overcome them as well. We just need to know what is the cause. I have a fix for it. Is it small return, supply, trap, high...
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    No problem. I get carried away with my dry humor...

    No problem. I get carried away with my dry humor sometimes , so don't take offense. It is meant to funny, not attacking.
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    If you have blocked distributor tubes due to the...

    If you have blocked distributor tubes due to the lack of a drier, you could have dry spots on the coil, which CAN cause water to blow off or drip off.
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    Water won't back up, air will. The trap must hold...

    Water won't back up, air will. The trap must hold one inch of water for every tenth of an inch water collumn in external static pressure across coil. I always tell contractors to put a 4-5 inch trap...
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    Hellllooo. Read my earlier responses. Is noone...

    Hellllooo. Read my earlier responses. Is noone listening?? Deepen your trap and let me know if it works out. It can't hurt you to try. Or call someone and get the static pressure checked. I am...
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    Yea, there is definately a mis-understanding...

    Yea, there is definately a mis-understanding about driers here. The liquid line drier is part of the hermetically sealed system which removes moisture and debris from refirgeration circuit.. Then...
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    Is the air-handler programmed for 2 stage...

    Is the air-handler programmed for 2 stage operation? If not, you will run second stage airflow on first stage compressor. Also, is the air-handler programmed for dehumidification delays? it may just...
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    Go ahead and pour water in, but you are probably...

    Go ahead and pour water in, but you are probably going to end up deepening trap anyway if water is licking over the drain pan like I suspect. It may not be pulling water off the coil, but licking up...
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    Drug test em!

    Drug test em!
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    If I were going by pictures, I would guess the...

    If I were going by pictures, I would guess the extrenal static pressure is more than .2", which is how deep your trap is. (2") Put a four or five inch trap in and see what happens, or give us what...
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    Your traps need to overcome negative pressure. ...

    Your traps need to overcome negative pressure. 1" of trap per .1" w.c. neg. static.
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    Correct. Installed in the liquid line as close as...

    Correct. Installed in the liquid line as close as the expansion device as possible is recommended. If it is a heat pump a byflow drier would be used. Any and all systems have some amount of debris...
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    Do not mistake a discharge muffler for a liquid...

    Do not mistake a discharge muffler for a liquid line filter drier. It happens....And, always install one on every system. ALWAYS!!
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    I have responded to this thread before, but every...

    I have responded to this thread before, but every time I see it, I am amazed that anyone could be THAT freaking stupid. To think......there are self proclaimed contractors out there that not only...
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    If I didn't have drinking, smoking cigs, and...

    If I didn't have drinking, smoking cigs, and White Castle cheeseburgers to look forward to when I got home, I would probably kick my dog or something.
    I will agree that preventative maintenance is...
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    At least a trap was installed before someone...

    At least a trap was installed before someone stepped on it.
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    Only you know who you trust. That is who I would...

    Only you know who you trust. That is who I would choose the one I trust the most.
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    Well, I am happy it is performing well. Like I...

    Well, I am happy it is performing well. Like I said, looks are not everything. Let us know in 11 months if it is doing the same. That will be the test I will give it.
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    If you think it'a a crummy install, say...

    If you think it'a a crummy install, say so.[/QUOTE]

    "So!!"
    If you want opinions based on looks, fine. Once again, as always around here, there is not enough information for anyone to give an...
  43. When you find out how the algorithm works, let me...

    When you find out how the algorithm works, let me know. From what I know it checks cycle rates, run times, and temperature offests. All that matters is you do not need outdoor sensor or t-stat.
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    I am not one to nit pick on looks alone. I...

    I am not one to nit pick on looks alone. I measure a good install by adequate duct systems, piping techniques and sizes, charging methods, thorough inspections of electrical for tightness,sizes,...
  45. There are stats that use an algorythm to...

    There are stats that use an algorythm to determine if heat pump is not doing the job alone. These would not require an outdoor stat or sensor. I know WR makes one.
  46. Due to higher SEER ratings today, smaller...

    Due to higher SEER ratings today, smaller compressors are used, making it a more critically charged system. No more beer can cold installs. Also with the higher and higher demands for high SEER, IAQ,...
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    The MGHA furnace has 2 blower upgrades. One is a...

    The MGHA furnace has 2 blower upgrades. One is a 2-3.5 ton nd one is a 2-4 ton. Not sure which one you have. Is your home a double wide? I am assuming it is a 3.5 ton capacity. That series coil IS...
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    kiss....high static means high amps, high delta...

    kiss....high static means high amps, high delta T, freeze ups, burned out motors, lousy airflow, limits tripping, compressor failures.
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    Without hearing it and doing a thorough check, I...

    Without hearing it and doing a thorough check, I would guess reciprocating compressor motor mounting spring broken and motor slamming against shell.
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    I know this subject has been beat on quite a bit...

    I know this subject has been beat on quite a bit but here is my 10 cents worth.
    Mobile Homes have limited duct systems, so you are at a disadvantage from the gitgo.That combined with the fact the...
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