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    Code 32 is pressure switch , and trap was cleaned...

    Code 32 is pressure switch , and trap was cleaned and filled twice
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    Carrier Weathermaker 9300TS

    Went to check this furnace last week, Keeps going out intermittently on code 32. Sometimes it wont run 5 minutes and other times it may run for hours. Removed burner cover will still go out, unhook...
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    The company you keep can make or break your...

    The company you keep can make or break your attitude and enjoyment of this very rewarding career. Avoid small family owned companies not all but a large part of these will run you to the point of...
  4. I have a picture but will have to upload but this...

    I have a picture but will have to upload but this unit had been a 410 since its installation 8 years ago and husband said unit had never been worked on but wife later said it had
  5. Black sticky substance in refrigeration system ???

    Went on a first last week, Customer had a restricted mortex coil nothing in heating or cooling so we pumped down and valved off system flushed line set with rx11 before coil install and washed out a...
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    Thanks a bunch guys. great help and knowledge...

    Thanks a bunch guys. great help and knowledge always hanging around here.
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    Old Lennox Heatpump # size question

    Have an old Lennox heatpump to change out and me and the boss whose been in the industry much longer than me but not a Lennox dealer disagree on the size. He says a M/n 10HP48-1p, S/n 5193E32877 is a...
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    Any new android apps ?

    Would like to see Honeywell, Beckett and a few of the major players in our industry come up with some usefull reference and troubleshooting apps for their products.
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    Fieldpiece combustion tester AOX2

    Any input on the combustion tester head AOX2 before I buy it would be appreciated. Im sure it wont be as accurate as my big dog Bach with the wireless printer but Im looking at the Fieldpiece for the...
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    I jumped on the fluke bandwagon when I first...

    I jumped on the fluke bandwagon when I first started in this industry a few years ago and went out and bought the Fluke hvac meter with refrigerant line temp clamp and all the goodys, I forget the...
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    My 1st thought also ! The switch looks like a...

    My 1st thought also ! The switch looks like a weak link so Im glade to hear it holds up.
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    Just recieved my new dual port manometer head...

    Just recieved my new dual port manometer head today and ready to go on a gas call so I can play but I think it can wait till monday lol.
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    Refrigeration can be one of the simplest or most...

    Refrigeration can be one of the simplest or most difficult things you work with. I spent a year at a community college studying hvac/r and was taught to think inside this little box of symptoms &...
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    I do alot of electrical work along with hvac and...

    I do alot of electrical work along with hvac and while on a job today I discovered a great use for my new HS36, The non contact voltage detector is great for tracing the path of live circuits in...
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    Doubt it ! But wishfull thinking. I just like to...

    Doubt it ! But wishfull thinking. I just like to buy from American companies that care enough about the American people to take a little less profit and take a little more pride in the USA. We have...
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    Fieldpiece manometer ?

    Was on Ebay and just dove in head first at the last minute on a fieldpiece dual port manometer attactment. Any input on how well these work and are they capable of reading lower pressures accuratly...
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    Recieved my New FieldPiece today

    Got my new Fieldpiece HS36 in today and like what I see so far and look forward to trying it out in the morning but I do have one beef with the product. I pride myself in buying American made...
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    Sorry HS 36 and I wish I had posted before...

    Sorry HS 36 and I wish I had posted before ordering on the net. doubt I can cancel now but if I can Im interested. Thanks
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    Fieldpiece MS 36 ?

    I know Im surely beating a dead dog around here with this question if I looked back thru the threads but I justed unloaded some hard earned money on the Fieldpiece #36 . Figure to buy the extra heads...
  20. Modern Refrigeration & Air conditioning 18th needed

    Im looking for a good used Modern Refrigeration and Air conditioning 18th edition if anyone has one to sell. Thanks
  21. Shark Bite ??

    I know this is no plumbers forum but Im sure alot of you have changed out a few water heaters along the way as I have. Why not make a super sized Shark Bite coupling and put a cone over the end to...
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    dont mind takin the test just want to know where...

    dont mind takin the test just want to know where I stand with this and what good it is.
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    Virginia apprenticeship program ???

    I recently completed the Virginia apprenticeship program for hvac and just got the certificate and a card in the mail. The card has my name and the Virginia state seal and states that the...
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    Sq Ft per ton

    Just wondering how many out there are sizing strictly by the 500 sq ft per ton rule of thumb ? I had an older Tech tell me the other day he has never had an issue and built a very happy customer base...
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    When outside temps get way low

    Heat can still be removed from 0 degree outside air temp but as temps drop below design conditions the 3.5 for 1 drops as well, but 45 degrees if sized right is a fairly happy heatpump temp and is...
  26. Gibson requirements

    I often work with Gibson and Newtone units for which the documents state that their units come charged for a fifteen foot run of the recomended size lineset be it 5/8 and 3/8 or 3/4 and 3/8 and for...
  27. Insulation

    I work on a lot of Rheem and Ruud units in my area and its fairly common to find the insulation coming loose after a few years age. Ive even had to dig a piece or two out of blower wheels from time...
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    I Usually mount the sensor on the wall about 3...

    I Usually mount the sensor on the wall about 3 inches under the disconnect at the outside unit and about 1 inch from the liquid tight connectors. To close to a power source will affect accuracy. This...
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    Thanks a Bunch !

    Thanks a Bunch !
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    Refrigerant C-7

    Just what the heck is C-7 ? Way before my time
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    Max vertical lift

    If the recomended maximum vertical lift of a lineset for a given split system unit is say 20 ft and you were to push that lift 1/2 again past the recomended to 30 ft what would the result be ? any...
  32. Freezing between accumulator & compressor

    I recently watched a new Gibson Heatpump Ice up the line between the accumulator and compressor on start up in the cooling mode and the Ice increased for a short while and then began to slowly melt...
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    RUUD Problem

    I have two RUUD units, model # RAWE-150CA 2 or Z9. One of these units is doing great and the other is freezing all the way back to the compressors. Air flow at both Airhandlers are the same as always...
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    Crack in Oil Furnace

    Im new to the industry but have developed a habit of holding the access door open with a screwdriver and the back of my other hand just far enough back to feel for a heat change when the blower kicks...
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    Amana Thru wall heat pump question ?

    I will be going on a service call in the morning to check an Amana thru the wall heat pump model # PTH153A50AC with remote control that Im told has a history of control boards being replaced among...
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    How do you think the filter in this location...

    How do you think the filter in this location would affect the operation or life of the compressor? Thanks and Im going to spend some time on this forum you guys are fast to respond.
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    Filter dryer installation after burnout

    I had a guy who has been doing HVAC work for years tell me just the other day that after a bad compressor burnout that he would flush the system, replace original liquid filter/dryer, add a pancake...
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