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  1. I would think 2/3 or better. Alot of service...

    I would think 2/3 or better. Alot of service calls can be completed with under $20 in parts/materials. and could be billable for anywhere from the basic service charge up to $300 to $400. Motors,...
  2. Bookmarked :cheers:

    Bookmarked :cheers:
  3. I would start out working out of my house. I...

    I would start out working out of my house. I don't intend to build up a company with employees so I would probably never be interested in having a shop. Maybe a storage space or very small/cheap...
  4. For a one man A/C company, what would be the least...

    ... amount you would want to gross per year in sales?


    As in, if it got below XXX amount, you would consider just working for someone else.
  5. She's a pretty rock solid planner/budgeter. The...

    She's a pretty rock solid planner/budgeter. The only person that I know that could do a better job is HER MOTHER, and I ain't doin that!
  6. Yeah, I've heard nothing but failure stories...

    Yeah, I've heard nothing but failure stories about the Val-Pak and similar expensive advertising. I was thinking cards, sponsoring a couple youth sports teams maybe, talking to some friends that are...
  7. I'm tossing around the idea of a new company start-up in Florida

    I've been doing HVAC work for about 13 years now. My experience is divided between residential and commercial service & installation, but I've never really been involved with the business aspects of...
  8. Neither of these parts have ever been installed....

    Neither of these parts have ever been installed. Willing to listen to offers. Thanks.
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    Due to humidity or is water getting to it? You'd...

    Due to humidity or is water getting to it? You'd have to find out exactly why the board is shorting out and address that particular issue. Sounds like the board failure is a symptom of another...
  10. So do I get your leftover Oreos or what? ...

    So do I get your leftover Oreos or what?


    *taps foot*
  11. Send me all your oreos, I'll eat 'em

    Send me all your oreos, I'll eat 'em
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    If it's a ductless system then adding duct will...

    If it's a ductless system then adding duct will go against the way it's engineered and there will always be problems. If it's intended to have ductwork then I would imagine multiple rooms wouldn't be...
  13. Anybody here play music? Tonight I got my cherry popped for playing live in front of

    .. an audience. I've played guitar for years but never played out.


    It ratcheted my nerves up but was also alot of fun. We got some good reaction from the crowd and were eagerly invited back to...
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    That sounds like a sweet little tip. I will try...

    That sounds like a sweet little tip. I will try it out.

    But did you get any data on caps over 40mfd?
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    I've seen a couple companies sustain the bills...

    I've seen a couple companies sustain the bills for a while by offering flat rate PM's and/or service to rental management companies. It's usually not glorious work but it's something to keep some...
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    Would probably also be worthwhile to better...

    Would probably also be worthwhile to better insulate and vent the attic to help decrease the heat load upstairs.
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    Cooling two different areas with different heat...

    Cooling two different areas with different heat loads is almost always troubling in the long run with only one system, if the areas are not zoned. And with that kind of delta I would guess there...
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    I would think that the "correct" cap size is...

    I would think that the "correct" cap size is simply the lightest one that the manufacturer can get away with using.
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    I usually put back what came out or what it calls...

    I usually put back what came out or what it calls for on the data (if available), but I've always wondered if oversizing a bit really hurts anything. The hard start caps for resi compressors are WAY...
  20. Siemens 3RT 1034 & Carrier Motormaster Control HR 46TN Starters/Contactors

    Siemens 3RT 1034-1AC20, 3P 24V 45A 600V ----- $30

    Carrier HR 46TN 002 Motormaster Control, 3ph 2HP 400/480V ----- $130


    Prices paypal'ed and shipped. Please PM or respond here for questions...
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    I know a guy that is trying to upstart a business...

    I know a guy that is trying to upstart a business this year. He got some decent initial response through hitting a few thousand driveways with flyers. That kind of response tapers off though....
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    I would think that with that many zones you might...

    I would think that with that many zones you might have to go with a controller, interface and VS motor. I can't think of a nice concise way to do it otherwise.
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    It wouldn't be too complicated to run a relay to...

    It wouldn't be too complicated to run a relay to switch to a higher blower speed when the living room stat calls for it and opens the damper. Just a relay, multi speed motor and some low voltage...
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    I'mma get that sh&t for my treehouse :grin2:

    I'mma get that sh&t for my treehouse :grin2:
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    I just recently got back into the trade and I've...

    I just recently got back into the trade and I've been discovering just how useful a smartphone can be on the job. There are all kinds of apps available plus you can just photo and text data plates,...
  26. Yeah, I would be looking for a temp drop...

    Yeah, I would be looking for a temp drop somewhere on the LL
  27. No change in refrigerant temp when sensing bulb...

    No change in refrigerant temp when sensing bulb was heated?
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    Could be a number of things. Massive restriction,...

    Could be a number of things. Massive restriction, condenser fan running slow or backwards , txv failure, dirty coils(even if it looks 'ok'. Could also be over charged I guess. It will probably be...
  29. I found the PDF and downloaded it onto my phone...

    I found the PDF and downloaded it onto my phone while I was initially at the call. Gotta love technology these days. I saw that method of testing but opted to cycle the zones using setpoints. You can...
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    Seems kinda odd to get a 6 year old air handler...

    Seems kinda odd to get a 6 year old air handler during the changeover years to 410A. Is this a 22 system?

    I see how a customer might not like the idea in general, but if it is to spec for the...
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    Wind can be a real booger. I don't like that...

    Wind can be a real booger. I don't like that messy green leak locator stuff but sometimes that might be the best way.
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    Yes, if someone is stealing the refrigerant...

    Yes, if someone is stealing the refrigerant :grin2:

    I had one a long time ago where I came to an almost flat package unit. I leak checked that thing up, down, sideways and backwards. No leaks...
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    pretty work. I see a couple minor things that...

    pretty work. I see a couple minor things that could be added, but all in all, very nice!
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    These are far and away the best leak detectors...

    These are far and away the best leak detectors available. I had sold mine after leaving field service a couple years ago. I recently got back into field service and I just bought a H10PM (the...
  35. ... just an outside thought ...

    ... just an outside thought ...
  36. ...and I'm guessing the stat isn't set up for...

    ...and I'm guessing the stat isn't set up for humidity control??
  37. It's been a while since working on any zone systems...

    ... let me know if I'm missing anything here.

    Trane variable speed AH with EH for W2 and single stage heat pump for cooling and W1.

    Zone system is Carrier Comfort Zone II, the 4 zone model....
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    I've never heard that one before but I like it....

    I've never heard that one before but I like it. Thanks for the tip :cheers:
  39. Straight cool system with electric heat is...

    Straight cool system with electric heat is cooling and heating at the same time in the weee hours of the morning? Maybe exposed low voltage leads that get water on them at that particular time? Maybe...
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    Was the board giving you a false reading on the...

    Was the board giving you a false reading on the return air temp or is it still in the 60s?
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    The P66 failed. Actually a couple of them have. I...

    The P66 failed. Actually a couple of them have. I can't find any other reason other than the phasing. I think what happen was someone changed out the var. motor at some point and just wired it back...
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    Does nobody know or is this question being...

    Does nobody know or is this question being avoided? I'm kinda new to the forum so I'm not sure how folks operate here.

    FYI, I'm a newbie here, not to the field:D
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    Are you getting control voltage to y2? ...

    Are you getting control voltage to y2?

    Besides test mode, have you tried jumping y1 and y2?
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    I'd look into the return temp for being low. Is...

    I'd look into the return temp for being low. Is there any concievable way you can be getting supply air in the return? Tha other day I found a package unit on a curb with some blown out duct inside...
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    P66 Variable Speed Controller..

    ... for a Data Aire condenser fan. Will it go bad if the motor and 24v supply for the controller are on different phases?
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    How do you have a 64 degree return temp?? And...

    How do you have a 64 degree return temp??

    And 45 discharge sounds a bit low to me. Blower issues maybe or supply air being dumped into the return? If it's a package unit, check under the curb...
  47. Ha!! I forgot that I had put in that info. I did...

    Ha!! I forgot that I had put in that info. I did that over 2 years ago when I was just lurking here. Since then I've learned more by just doing and now I'm at the point where I could use some...
  48. Is this a fitting place to introduce myself?

    Seeing as I would be more likely to post here than on other forums.

    I've been in the HVAC field for about 8 years starting with res service/install and have been doing comm service for a little...
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