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    Call back the guy who installed the TXV. Tell him...

    Call back the guy who installed the TXV. Tell him it's not working.
  2. Next time put all that in one post. There's...

    Next time put all that in one post. There's almost a page of nothing but your response. Thanks.


    Anyways, glad I'm not catholic.
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    Thats how I felt 2 weeks ago. Barely make it in...

    Thats how I felt 2 weeks ago.
    Barely make it in the door, fall on the couch.

    Thats rough man.
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    Apparently you haven't seen the amana 18 seer...

    Apparently you haven't seen the amana 18 seer line. Dwarfs that by comparison.
  5. I respectfully disagree. I would be concerned...

    I respectfully disagree.

    I would be concerned with capping and vent after a trap. It may be acting as a vent for a double trap situation.

    I would recommend having a contractor install an...
  6. You've had a few bungling techs there. that...

    You've had a few bungling techs there.
    that small of a difference in the piston size wouldn't cause your issues.

    As much as I hate to recommend it, due to your recent run of techs, you need to...
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    don't anticipate what the fan will do. It runs...

    don't anticipate what the fan will do. It runs depending on load on the exterior coil.

    What did your suction do when it ran?
  8. If we were in the same situation, I'd do some...

    If we were in the same situation, I'd do some wild stuff.
    Heck, I do some wild stuff at my house as it is.
    Not just for cooling, but for efficiency.

    That doesn't mean we would suggest or condone...
  9. Basically: If you get cold in the house, and...

    Basically:

    If you get cold in the house, and want to heat it up say...5 degrees.
    You go to the stat, crank it up.

    Are you willing to wait for an hour or two before it gets up 5*? If so,...
  10. Why do you think you hear it run? It is not...

    Why do you think you hear it run?

    It is not unusual to hear an "exhaust noise" if you are near where the flue pipes exit the building, when the A/C is running.
    Put your hand near the vent. If air...
  11. Sounds like the situations your describing, the...

    Sounds like the situations your describing, the employee has more power than the employer.
    Also sounds like those techs have to big of a head on their shoulder.

    At the company I work for, I would...
  12. We had a customer demanding service today. Right...

    We had a customer demanding service today. Right away.
    ONLY 68 in her house.
    She said the tech can't leave until it's 63*.
    It's 90* here, high humidity.
  13. Who says a service tech can't also do tuneups? ...

    Who says a service tech can't also do tuneups?

    I'm not sitting at home in march because we aren't getting any breakdowns.
  14. What does that even mean? Just to be clear. You...

    What does that even mean?
    Just to be clear.
    You show up on a PM, find a dirty coil, and DON'T clean it? Or offer to clean?
    Inside OR outside?!
    You just walk away, and make them wait for a...
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    I was thinking the same thing.

    I was thinking the same thing.
  16. My parents have a variation of this:...

    My parents have a variation of this:
    http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2008/10/sears-roebuck-house2.jpg

    They would basically send you all the raw materials and a set of blueprints, and you would...
  17. Shoot. Sears sold install it your-self HOMES. My...

    Shoot.
    Sears sold install it your-self HOMES. My parents have one.
  18. Exactly. It's not like this is some sort of...

    Exactly.
    It's not like this is some sort of piece of machinery that has multiple moving parts, where one failing part or problem can affect other parts of the system.
  19. Sounds exactly what he's planning. Don't try...

    Sounds exactly what he's planning.


    Don't try what your thinking.
    It won't work.
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    Looks like only about 6" of snow. Pretty warm...

    Looks like only about 6" of snow.

    Pretty warm for a Canadian summer, I must say.
  21. Thread: Oil Leak

    by hvacvegas
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    It's not unusual to have water in an outdoor unit...

    It's not unusual to have water in an outdoor unit due to condensation.

    Are you sure it's oil, and not water?
  22. I see the next step being variable speed units. ...

    I see the next step being variable speed units.

    yeah, sure, carrier has the greenspeed, costing you a first born.

    I'm talking about units at minisplit prices.
  23. In some situations. If the coil is wider than...

    In some situations.
    If the coil is wider than the furnace, and you have to hang off the right side, you have to use an adapter.
    Otherwise the / doesn't get air in it.

    A picture here would be...
  24. I dunno if I would try it. I mean, even with...

    I dunno if I would try it.

    I mean, even with an inverter model it'd still be possible. You'd have to rob all the guts out of the indoor, set it up to somehow defeat the sensors.
    Throw any old low...
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    yep. He was probably just clarifying it though. ...

    yep. He was probably just clarifying it though.

    I seriously can't remember the last time I wasn't able to find a direct replacement for a goodman coil.

    I think the longest I had to wait was a...
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    Just to be clear about something here, if this is...

    Just to be clear about something here, if this is a 10 year or younger goodman, you should be able to get a direct replacement coil.

    No major modifications required. Slide in, slide out.

    At...
  27. Just looked at my frigidaire, 2.5 ton, bout 11...

    Just looked at my frigidaire, 2.5 ton, bout 11 years old.

    No S/C listed.
  28. 12* subcooling is more than enough for a...

    12* subcooling is more than enough for a residential system.
    Heck, goodman's calling for 7* these days.
    Whatcha gonna do? Add more refrigerant? Bring UP your subcooling into the high 20's?
    The...
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    A true inverter minisplit doesn't actually "turn...

    A true inverter minisplit doesn't actually "turn off". So the runtime is indefinite.
  30. That sounds more plausible to me than migration....

    That sounds more plausible to me than migration. Agreed.
  31. You're probably fine. Just refrigerant migration...

    You're probably fine.
    Just refrigerant migration through the system.
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    There is so many places to start, we can't help...

    There is so many places to start, we can't help you here.

    If you know your working the controls work, and it's plugged in, and you waited 5 minutes without turning it off and on...
    send it back...
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    Alrighty. Glad you opened up, especially since...

    Alrighty. Glad you opened up, especially since I'm an amana dealer.

    Ok, so...if you were my customer here's what I'd suggest.

    When you eventually have to replace the heat pump, get a ASZC...
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    Open up. Whatcha trying to do? If we know what...

    Open up.
    Whatcha trying to do?
    If we know what your want to accomplish, or your application, you might be surprised at the info you get :)
  35. Yeap.

    Yeap.
  36. I ran a call today that had a bad txv, and then...

    I ran a call today that had a bad txv, and then found the coil is leaking.
    They're at about 50% in repairs related to a new A/C.
    Selling the home, 19 years old.

    I'll tell you the same thing I...
  37. http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1744381-Ne...

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1744381-New-Heat-Pump-Other-than-From-Dealer/page2

    I will state here, and now, that if this individual obtains access to the professional forums, I will no...
  38. Thread: Oy Vey

    by hvacvegas
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    Thats the first thing I thought of watching the...

    Thats the first thing I thought of watching the video.

    There is no way to take someone seriously in those shoes.
  39. Thats something I never fully understood. Code...

    Thats something I never fully understood.

    Code requires a switch at the unit, and a properly sized breaker at the panel.

    Adding a fuse at the unit, seems it gains nothing, and adds cost....
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    absolutely. Thats practically. It's possible. I...

    absolutely.
    Thats practically. It's possible. I wouldn't recommend it.
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    You won't be able to use that for your...

    You won't be able to use that for your application.

    Side question:
    Why is a contractor asking you to do an on-site inspection for him?

    Plus, 29 gallons? pfft.
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    Unfortunetly, all I can tell you is specifically...

    Unfortunetly, all I can tell you is specifically how goodman/amana is done.

    To have any type of communication, you would need a communicating furnace, with a matched communicating thermostat....
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    No to both. But redlink isn't what you think...

    No to both.

    But redlink isn't what you think it is.
    All it is, is a wireless protocol to connect HONEYWELL devices to honeywell thermostats.

    So, a Honeywell IAQ actually only communicates to a...
  44. That is insanity. What a bunch of tools.

    That is insanity. What a bunch of tools.
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    Come on! I was being more dreamy than realistic.

    Come on!
    I was being more dreamy than realistic.
  46. Weird he won't do it. Heck, I've put new coils...

    Weird he won't do it.

    Heck, I've put new coils inside air handlers. The one piece units, with the coil/blower/heat kit all in one.
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    Should have met up with him, with a gun, and a...

    Should have met up with him, with a gun, and a drop gun/knife.
  48. Not to mention, that it was a state law. Not...

    Not to mention, that it was a state law.
    Not federal.

    Which means that the people of the state wanted it. Or atleast more directly voted for it.

    Whereas ohio gets forced into something other...
  49. Why would a company spend money on a new unit,...

    Why would a company spend money on a new unit, when the compressor was warranty via the mfg?

    The only thing I can think of, with it being a new unit, is a amana unit.
    The amana's get lifetime...
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