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    Good to hear that I'm not the only one swearing...

    Good to hear that I'm not the only one swearing at the York heat exchanger replacements. They have dozens of screws, some right against the bulkhead, insulated or taped over and the rest rusted away....
  2. Thread: Carrier RTU

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    I went to the PDF figuring it must be some...

    I went to the PDF figuring it must be some confounding miasma of technical information. The solution fairly jumps out at you and the document is so well laid out I printed it for my apprentice for...
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    I'm using the Blackberry Playbook, it pairs via...

    I'm using the Blackberry Playbook, it pairs via bluetooth with my blackberry so they share data as well as the blackberry's data plan. Since I do all of my reporting and quoting online it's nice to...
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    I went further down this road and upgraded to the...

    I went further down this road and upgraded to the latest version of Rover hoping this would fix the problem. I downloaded the latest drivers for the Quatech card (comm 4), none were available for the...
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    I have had to move Tracer summit and rover twice,...

    I have had to move Tracer summit and rover twice, once when my hard drive died and again when I upgraded my laptop. The procedure is pretty straightforward and the same as moving your customer's...
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    Ever since Carrier got the great idea of putting...

    Ever since Carrier got the great idea of putting oversized ceramic fiber gaskets on their combustion blower housings I have been dealing with the effects of fouled fan wheels contributing to...
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    I'll take my rain in January over -35 in a lot of...

    I'll take my rain in January over -35 in a lot of the country. The winters I spent in Toronto weren't so bad, it was kinda snowy but the hot fog coming in off Lake Ontario all summer was the killer....
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    With the dollar above parity with the US and a...

    With the dollar above parity with the US and a new journeyman making around 100k it's hard to imagine heading South to be a very small fish in a big pond. Maybe once you have some marketable...
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    Come to Vancouver, lots of work and definitely...

    Come to Vancouver, lots of work and definitely warmer albeit wetter.
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    The overall temperature drop over the evaporator...

    The overall temperature drop over the evaporator is lower with one stage running than with two. With the second stage running you have another circuit pulling heat from the airstream so the OVERALL...
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    Exactly that, there is some organic growth...

    Exactly that, there is some organic growth somewhere in your system. Whether is be mould growing on a dirty cooling coil or standing water in the drain pan growing slime, something isn't quite right...
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    One thing I would add is a check valve at the...

    One thing I would add is a check valve at the pump in case the breaker trips or someone pulls the plug while you are out for lunch or overnight. I had someone pull the plug on me and came back to the...
  13. Thread: lennox TXV

    by seascott
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    Worse still Lennox makes valves that look exactly...

    Worse still Lennox makes valves that look exactly the same but all that you find when you take off the cap is a spring with an operator cap on it. You can get a replacement from Lennox for less than...
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    In your hypothetical "charging from a duster can"...

    In your hypothetical "charging from a duster can" scenario I'd be more concerned that the refrigerant destined for a refrigeration system goes through more stringent QC than that destined to blow...
  15. Thread: lennox TXV

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    you do with Lennox's terrible pink txv's with the...

    you do with Lennox's terrible pink txv's with the rounded cap on the bottom. If you take the cap off you lose all the gas because the adjustment takes a hex key but the hole goes through the adjustor...
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    I will check but it doesn't much matter, I turned...

    I will check but it doesn't much matter, I turned them up when I got my new cutting tip and they are set far too high for most of the tiny tips I use. I just crack the gas, fire up the torch and open...
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    My favourite for sensitive jobs is oxy/acetylene...

    My favourite for sensitive jobs is oxy/acetylene with a small rosebud tip. Connections up to 7/8 can be made very quickly without the valve getting hot enough to make the wet rag steam. If I try...
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    I doubt that the OEM is miswiring the units...

    I doubt that the OEM is miswiring the units causing them to fail. Typically when I see a run of PTACs losing their compressors it is because they have been abused/neglected either through improper...
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    That is so funny, you just made my day. I'd...

    That is so funny, you just made my day. I'd really love to know what the situation is with that guy. Either he bought a compressor off the back of a truck and is trying to hack it in or he's a bean...
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    When someone's first post as a newbie in a...

    When someone's first post as a newbie in a general forum is to ask technical information about a screw compressor that nobody will know off the top of their head then berate people for being...
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    Were he someone entitled to that information...

    Were he someone entitled to that information Trane would give it to him in 2 minutes, a check of the comfortsite would yield it in 5 minutes. If you can't figure out how much oil to put in it, what...
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    That attitude will not get you very far in these...

    That attitude will not get you very far in these forums. Call Trane back and explain to them that the compressor that they sold you has no oil and no literature. I'm sure that they will help you out...
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    http://www.snopes.com/rumors/upsuniforms.asp
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    It's a horrible design, as soon as the econo gets...

    It's a horrible design, as soon as the econo gets some dust in it the gears bind against the sheet metal and the actuator dies or the gear hubs strip out. I have made the repair by replacing the...
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    I've spent a lot of time on hold with Lennox tech...

    I've spent a lot of time on hold with Lennox tech support to find solutions to problems that are not documented in the IOM for the Prodigy board. The tech support folks are hit and miss with support...
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    well that didn't work but there is a photo here- ...

    well that didn't work but there is a photo here- http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=1357658&image=346390563&images=346390156,346390563,346390975&formats=0,0,0&format=0

    which...
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    http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx...

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    The RAM was a pretty universal ignition control...

    The RAM was a pretty universal ignition control itself, It was cheap so while it was available I used it in a lot of other units. As I recall the RAM had the timing on the label. you should be able...
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    I've seen it done by others, doesn't appear to...

    I've seen it done by others, doesn't appear to work that well. It's either all bubbled and melted which probably means that they didn't let it cure or it gets brittle and falls off. It may be for...
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    We use flush to clean up a line set but not to...

    We use flush to clean up a line set but not to try and flush out a coil. Any time that I have it's just washed everything into the bottom of the coil. I suppose that it depends on how the liquid line...
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    I gave up on pads and tablets long ago. Bleach is...

    I gave up on pads and tablets long ago. Bleach is so aggressive to metals and some plastics that id be reluctant to use it on anything. My go to product is clean & clear, it's safe to use and doesn't...
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    I do know that if you go into windows control...

    I do know that if you go into windows control panel and select "accessibility options" that you can select an alternate colour scheme for the cursors, fonts, background etc. that you can then switch...
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    I always check the drop on start up and if it...

    I always check the drop on start up and if it increases more than 2 psi after 48 hours I yank it. Customer usually goes for it if I explain ahead of time that it is part of the cleanup. I quote...
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    That works well on sturdy coils that are one flat...

    That works well on sturdy coils that are one flat piece of aluminum front to back, For a while now Carrier has taken to slitting their coils so that they are uncombable. My customer thought my price...
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    same for Beezid.com, you pay .07 to bid the price...

    same for Beezid.com, you pay .07 to bid the price up .01 . once you bid the money you paid is gone and the next bidder wipes out your bid. Eventually someone gets a flatscreen tv for $10 and beezid...
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    I also discovered that if you have $38 :( JC is...

    I also discovered that if you have $38 :( JC is happy to email you any IOM you like. I remember when they were all on the website for free.
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    Did you get them from your local Trane office...

    Did you get them from your local Trane office directly or online? I haven't ever found service bulletins online anywhere just the IOMs and sales bumf.
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    So long as you follow the maintenance...

    So long as you follow the maintenance requirements, Nortec are pretty trouble free. Even if you don't the components that rot away like the steam cylinders and drain assembly are easily replaced....
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    I'm in full agreement there, The first time I had...

    I'm in full agreement there, The first time I had to read through the manual to configure one of those carrier 4 led jobs I was amazed that there could be such a complicated throwback control....
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    Yes I tried using comparative enthalpy and had...

    Yes I tried using comparative enthalpy and had exactly that problem when the humidity is high. So long as the outdoor humidity is a little lower than indoor in comes the air. It is also true that...
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    Looking through the supplier's catalogue I see...

    Looking through the supplier's catalogue I see that while my IR thermometer is cheap some models are 6x more money. Perhaps that makes the difference but considering the utility of mine I'm not going...
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    Also very important to reduce the charge for a...

    Also very important to reduce the charge for a very short line set. If you are off even a small amount you will have horrible problems especially if you have condenser fan speed controls.
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    So many people take the reading from their IR as...

    So many people take the reading from their IR as gospel because they are too lazy to strap on a sensor. I use it to determine if hot or cold air is coming out of a diffuser 15ft up and that is about...
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    What reset parameters do you use? I tried varying...

    What reset parameters do you use? I tried varying SAT based on OA as SAT 56 deg@80 OA and SAT 65@45 OA but it seems that no matter how I rejig things people aren't happy. If I just go with 55 in the...
  45. I always flush the lineset and reuse it providing...

    I always flush the lineset and reuse it providing the size is correct. It's about the only legitimate use for RX11 flush.
  46. In talking with Trane I realised that I have...

    In talking with Trane I realised that I have another issue complicating things. My ROVER cards are PCMCIA so that's the end of that. I use ROVER more than I use Tracer Summit directly. I asked him...
  47. BTW that's tracer summit ver. 16 with all the...

    BTW that's tracer summit ver. 16 with all the patches.
  48. BAS, Netbooks, laptops, OS and ports questions

    I am looking to upgrade from my 5 year old dying laptop. Ideally I'd like to get a netbook running win7 so that it remains relevant as long as possible and is still small enough to sit on my lap in...
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    Leave the Specializing to specializts! Wow...

    Leave the Specializing to specializts!

    Wow what a page! His ability to disseminate misinformation knows no bounds. He is also apparently an omnipotent contractor able to take on "anything to do...
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    It's not true at all POE oils are used with...

    It's not true at all POE oils are used with certain refrigerants to ensure proper oil return. Neither oil will react chemically with either refrigerant. The two oils even get along happily together....
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