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    All I never change a start cap without...

    All

    I never change a start cap without changing relay. I figure the relay sticking is the most likely culprit and callbacks are expensive

    Thanks

    Mike
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    You might check to see if that comp has a liquid...

    You might check to see if that comp has a liquid injection port. If so you could put a 190 valve on it. It's is a small Txv that measures discharge temp and dumps a small amount of liquid into the...
  3. Timebuilder, I agree with everything you...

    Timebuilder,

    I agree with everything you have said, however my point was .................... If you look at the -30 column (or any column for that mater) it shows a differrent BTU capacity...
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    Zuke As I said earlier "Something is wrong if...

    Zuke

    As I said earlier "Something is wrong if u have 35 SH @ comp and that much ice on comp. wrong freon??? Bad gauges? Plugged suct filter?? "

    I'm sure you are on the right track. Most...
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    It's about a 1 hp. Probably runs about 2 hrs/...

    It's about a 1 hp. Probably runs about 2 hrs/ day. It can't possibly cool tank below ambient ground , which in my area is 55.9. If you think about it, all heat I pull out goes back in through the...
  6. Thread: Cap tube

    by mikeweber3
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    zuke, 6 degrees superheat should be fine...

    zuke,

    6 degrees superheat should be fine after it is pulled down. If you had 6 with a hot box, you're probably overcharged now. I wouldn't worry about the 95, that's not uncommon in a hot...
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    It's not really about bio heat as much as simple...

    It's not really about bio heat as much as simple sensible. Most of the water down the drain is 75 degrees or higher which can get you over 3.0 COP
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    Where are u measuring duct press? Comp model#. ...

    Where are u measuring duct press? Comp model#. ?
    Enter & leaving air temp at evap?

    Do u know how to test to see what kind of freon?
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    Zuke Something is wrong if u have 35 SH @...

    Zuke

    Something is wrong if u have 35 SH @ comp and that much ice on comp. wrong freon??? Bad gauges? Plugged suct filter??
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    Septic tank heat reclaim

    About 2 years ago I built a new house. It is an all electric house and I'm trying to get the lowest energy footprint possible. I put a coil of 3/4 pex in my septic tank and circulate a closed loop...
  11. licen, This chart makes no sense. No...

    licen,

    This chart makes no sense. No matter what you call it if you have the same evaporating temp then you should have the same suction pressure. If you have the same suct press and same...
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    It is rare, but something that has kicked my but...

    It is rare, but something that has kicked my but a few times is a leak in the liquid to suction heat exchanger. I'm not sure I understand all of your symptoms. Could you re list them? Is your...
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    Golden rule. Always treat everyone as you wish...

    Golden rule. Always treat everyone as you wish to be treated. If they wrong you anyway that's their problem. If you live your life in a way that is pleasing to the LORD, you will blessed.

    I...
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    jets, If it's 3 phase, you could have a...

    jets,

    If it's 3 phase, you could have a contactor single phasing intermittently.

    Mike
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    You can also build a non condensable separator...

    You can also build a non condensable separator into the liquid line. Just tap off the top of the liquid line into a piece of larger tubing (say 1 5/8) 2' long. Put a pressure tap at the top of it....
  16. Bordini, If you would give a few more...

    Bordini,

    If you would give a few more details we would try to help. One that doesn't make sense is the 20 psi suction press with the unit off. How long had it been off? Does it have any...
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    Jets, you could have a condensor fan going...

    Jets,

    you could have a condensor fan going out, causing the comp to pull high amps when you are not there.
    Mike
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    Dodge and Garden.

    FCS
    No, I am not in RSES. I used to be when we had a local chapter here, but it folded about 25 years ago. We never have had ASHRAE.

    Tiger,
    Our business (www.weberorange.com) operates...
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    How many systems?

    Jab,

    I question the wisdom of using one system on a 3 story house. Are you putting in a zoning system?

    Mike
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    Texas hit it

    Mara,

    Texas hit it on the head. We are in South west Kansas where we have almost a perfect match for annual heat removal vs storage, however every job is different. What climate are you...
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    What do you want?

    Mara,

    I am not an engineer, but have designed, serviced, and installed many systems. I have done horizontal, vertical, open loop, closed, cooling tower, liquid cooler, and boiler assisted...
  22. Yes

    Back in the 1980s we used to install a lot of these. Yes, they do slow the air down some, but they gain enough by the lowered entering temp that the net gain is significant. I'd like to give you...
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    Dad a Grocer

    Hi,

    When I was a kid my dad was a small town grocery store owner. He was very handy, and could do everything for himself except Refrigeration. Whenever he had to call them he would get...
  24. Tell us more

    Henderson,

    Do you just want a percentage, or do you want annual cost of operation?
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    Can they answer part of my question?

    Is it OK just to ask for a brand, or model #?
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    Sorry

    I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was breaking the rules. I'll look into the Pro thing. I've been doing HVAC since 1975.

    Mike
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    Water Heater with desuperheater coil?

    Does anyone know of a small residential water heater tank with a desuperheater coil built into it? I would like to begin marketing this to my customers, but I would like to add the new tank...
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    do's and don'ts

    Creacy,

    To people who know you, and know if you are good, sincere, honest, etc. your name won't matter. If you live in a town of under 5,000 people it probably won't matter. No matter where...
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    Vapor Barrier

    EE,

    I'm sure you are loosing some capacity through your poorly insulated supply. Personally I hate ductwork in the attic for this reason. Why do we put 3.5 inches in the walls and 6" in our...
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    10 degrees ok

    10 degrees or so of superheat should be fine in heating or cooling mode, howeber don't confuse this with the charging method. Charging could be very critical based on the ratio of volume of the...
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    closed minded bad luck

    I have had bad luck with many of the universal type relays, although, I don't see why. The concept of simply droping out the start cap after a certain amount of time seems sound to me. Maybe we...
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    mfg first

    If the mfg's choice is readily available, we use it, if not we use this method. We also use it as a trouble shooting tool, as often we find wrong relays on units serviced by others.
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    I think you will decrease combustion effeceincy...

    I think you will decrease combustion effeceincy slightly and increase temperature transfer effeciency slightly for a net slight positivie effect, at the possible expense of rusting your heat...
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    any answers or theories ?

    Come on guys. This was my first post on this website. I'm not impressed yet. Did I post in the wrong forum?:rolleyes:
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    Mars 70 bad choice?

    I have always taught my techs to size their start relays by measured back EMF, and choose a realy that has a pick up about 1/2 way between incoming voltage and the measured back EMF. Then check to...
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