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    Geothermal Purge/Flush Cart

    Hey all, I'm curious to know how much some of you paid for your purge carts, and where you purchased them from. My company is looking into buying one pretty quickly due to a new construction job we...
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    Im not as familiar with the York Affinity as I am...

    Im not as familiar with the York Affinity as I am with other models, but without any of the servie or installation literature for it my question to you is, what on this furnace can tell the board...
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    Freaking hilarious!! You have to do more of...

    Freaking hilarious!! You have to do more of those. Your comments on each step makes me laugh!
  4. I wouldn't pump it down in this case. If it does...

    I wouldn't pump it down in this case. If it does end up being partial restriction or non condensable, you may end up just moving it into condenser. I would suggest complete recovery, and weigh what...
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    A company I worked for from 2007-2011 used that...

    A company I worked for from 2007-2011 used that exact software for residential load calculations. I performed several of those calculations for that company with that software, so I can tell you...
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    To me it's a no-brainer.... a 20 yr old heat pump...

    To me it's a no-brainer.... a 20 yr old heat pump with a bad reversing valve? Time to replace the system. They would be crazy and stupid all rolled into one to put any major expense into a system of...
  7. Thread: Simple question

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    I would imagine your situation isnt much...

    I would imagine your situation isnt much different from when I use to repair household refrigerators that had 134A in them. When I changed a compressor in a fridge I made sure to replace the drier,...
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    Ok, in that case you have two problems.... 24v to...

    Ok, in that case you have two problems.... 24v to reversing valve in both modes, and stuck in cooling operation no matter what. Im very suspicious of the reversing valve, and either a problem with...
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    Well, if you are getting 50 psi on the liquid...

    Well, if you are getting 50 psi on the liquid line and the common suction port and a higher pressure of 120 psi on the vapor line, then you are definitely not in cooling mode. It is in fact in the...
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    excellent pics.... now if only they made clear...

    excellent pics.... now if only they made clear shells for the compressors...lol
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    Im in the Norfolk area, and the dual fuel...

    Im in the Norfolk area, and the dual fuel applications have become even more abundant over the past few years. I personally love them, as long as they are setup correctly. If they are setup using a...
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    In my neck of the woods the air handlers are in...

    In my neck of the woods the air handlers are in the attic about 70% of the time. Our code was changed in 2010 that all ductwork, regardless of location, has to be insulated to a value of R8.

    I...
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    Like most of you here, I prefer to inform the...

    Like most of you here, I prefer to inform the customer of all available options, which will include the pros and cons of each, and then let him decide which direction he wants to go.
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    Not the ideal location, but it would at least...

    Not the ideal location, but it would at least provide some safety protection from overheating, as long as the temperature isn't set too high. I wouldn't worry too much about any strain put on that...
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    The 16i does have the start kit, and is two-step...

    The 16i does have the start kit, and is two-step compressor.
  16. We all know the coil is before the heat strips on...

    We all know the coil is before the heat strips on a heat pump air handler to keep the refrigerant pressure from spiking. However, what do you think would be wrong with the blower first, then the...
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    Sounds like a possible return air issue. When you...

    Sounds like a possible return air issue. When you have the blower door off the furnace is getting sufficient return air through the opening and it runs smoothly and quietly...then once the door is...
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    I've done several of these, and you cannot charge...

    I've done several of these, and you cannot charge in heat with the charge assist. Only in AC mode with ODA above 70 degrees.
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    That's awesome. Hang on to that antique :yes:

    That's awesome. Hang on to that antique :yes:
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    There are heat pumps in Wisconsin?

    There are heat pumps in Wisconsin?
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    If caps are blowing out completely then I suspect...

    If caps are blowing out completely then I suspect it's an issue with the compressor. I'm afraid your best bet here is replacing it.
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    I would be extremely suspicious of compressor...

    I would be extremely suspicious of compressor issues. Of course, I would rule out the obvious factors, such as overcharged, restriction, voltage spikes, etc. Is the start cap actually burning up, or...
  23. Thread: Fan getting hot?

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    Most likely the insulation of the windings in the...

    Most likely the insulation of the windings in the motor are weakened enough to cause a 'grounded' condition. If you have a megohm meter you can check that more effectively. I think you are going to...
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    If it was only tripping from a dirty filter and...

    If it was only tripping from a dirty filter and hasn't been doing it for long, then I would leave the limit switch be, and only replace if it presents an issue later.
  25. Thread: CARRIER/BRYANT

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    The only issues I have with Carrier/Bryant is...

    The only issues I have with Carrier/Bryant is with their residential package units and commercial equipment. As fas as residential split systems, go I feel it is a good product and well worth...
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    I'm willing to bet the reversing valve is stuck...

    I'm willing to bet the reversing valve is stuck in the middle, not shifting to either side. Same thing happened to me a few months back.
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    Every limit switch will either open or close the...

    Every limit switch will either open or close the electrical circuit to a specific component based on temperature. The most common limit switches in the residential field will be safety limits with a...
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    Burner blowback or rollout upon startup should...

    Burner blowback or rollout upon startup should have nothing to do with the type or style of gas valve. Typically on that style of furnace you are going to have clogged burner ports or dirty heat...
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    I have had a similar problem once before with a...

    I have had a similar problem once before with a Trane condensing furnace. It turned out to be a venting issue. In that particular case the exhaust had just enough of a sag in the horizontal run to...
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    I believe in starting at the beginning by doing...

    I believe in starting at the beginning by doing the proper heat load calculations on the home, then comparing what you currently have to that. I'm willing to bet that you are going to find the...
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    I agree that it certainly is nothing to do with...

    I agree that it certainly is nothing to do with size of the breaker. It will be hard for you to find out the root cause without the right testing equipment, so I guess the best thing you can try at...
  32. Thread: old Lennox

    by JPJ13
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    Finding parts for that thing becomes quite a...

    Finding parts for that thing becomes quite a scavenger hunt. I do miss some of the old equipment though.
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    They do not have to be the same brand, but the...

    They do not have to be the same brand, but the biggest issue will become efficiency. If the indoor coil is more than a few years old, then chances are it will not be well suited for a 13 seer or...
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    First thing of course is to be sure you have a...

    First thing of course is to be sure you have a strong enough pilot flame. Second, is there any flame blowback or rollout when the burners ignite? Third, did this happen before you replaced the gas...
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