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    Take flue apart and see if there is a dead bird...

    Take flue apart and see if there is a dead bird blocking it. I've had the same problem on many Coleman mobile home gas furnaces and it was almost always a blocked flue starving the flame for...
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    I would check airflow. That superheat is pretty...

    I would check airflow. That superheat is pretty low.
  3. I was going to suggest clogged or wrong size...

    I was going to suggest clogged or wrong size acurator. Older York heat pumps used to use a TXV on the condenser to meter the refrigerant in heat mode. I ran into many of those that were restricted...
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    It seems like I run into this same problem on a...

    It seems like I run into this same problem on a lot of 90% L.P gas furnaces. The trap is usually filled with a black, slimy, soot-like substance.
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    It sounds like the original problem was your...

    It sounds like the original problem was your circuit board. I ran into a bunch of Goodman units, two heating seasons ago, that were doing the same thing. Make sure you have your new board wired...
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    Is it okay to just clean the nozzle with carb...

    Is it okay to just clean the nozzle with carb cleaner and nitrogen during a PM or should the nozzle be changed out? The lead tech at the company I work for told me to just clean the nozzle since we...
  7. Union HVAC apprenticeship, how does it work?

    I have been seriously considering applying for the 2013 local 502 Louisville kentucky hvac mechanic apprenticeship. I have been a residential and light commercial tech for about five years now and I...
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    Dont forget to use the glasses that come with the...

    Dont forget to use the glasses that come with the dye kit. It makes the dye much easier to spot with the uv light.
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    I used to use dye quite a bit. I have found...

    I used to use dye quite a bit. I have found several leaks with it. The problem is that it has to run through the system for several weeks and it is hard to see if the leak is outdoors.
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    LOL! I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed...

    LOL! I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed this!
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    The system is most likely overcharged. The txv...

    The system is most likely overcharged. The txv was doing it's job and sensing the cold suction line and restricting the flow of refrigerant to the evaporator, causing your head pressure to shoot...
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    LOL. I hear you on those bristol 2 stg...

    LOL. I hear you on those bristol 2 stg compressors. We had an issue with leaking reversing valves a few years ago. They are a bear to replace.
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    On the one I was on the other day I thought it...

    On the one I was on the other day I thought it was low charge. When I added puron, approximately 1lb, the head pressure shot up to over 400psi and the suction pressure dropped to about 90psi with a...
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    Bryant TXV's

    Just curious if any other techs out there have been finding bad TXV's on Bryant equipment. I've found a lot of them over the past two cooling seasons. Is this an issue with Bryant or is it being...
  15. It might be a restricting TXV.

    It might be a restricting TXV.
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    I've done it before and haven't run into any...

    I've done it before and haven't run into any problems. I agree with what an earlier poster said though, don't ever go a size lower and no bigger than the next size up. I have changed many 1/8 hp...
  17. How are you driving the head pressure to 400?

    How are you driving the head pressure to 400?
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    15k for a HVAC tech school is insane!! For that...

    15k for a HVAC tech school is insane!! For that price it is not worth the wage you will start at as a newbie. The most important thing is hands on experience. You need the theory, but you also need...
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    The warmer than normal winter we been having is...

    The warmer than normal winter we been having is KILLING the hvac service industry in the Louisville area. I have been at this for about five years now and this is the slowest December and January I...
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    Southern Indiana new member

    Hello all! Just introducing myself. I am a residential and light commericial HVAC tech in the Southern Indiana/Louisville Kentucky area. Looking forward to sharing knowledge and learning with fellow...
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