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    There is no average cost. A lot of guys will...

    There is no average cost. A lot of guys will roll it into the price if they get the job with a signed contract. Otherwise, it's their information.
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    If you bought an Infinity condenser, it will have...

    If you bought an Infinity condenser, it will have the sensor built in. If you didn't opt for the matching condenser, then you don't have it. They will have to run a wire and hook up a sensor...
  3. I'm not going to go back and read your posts to...

    I'm not going to go back and read your posts to see what you do. Why should I inconvenience myself? Why don't you take the time to tell me? I asked a few specific questions that would be quick...
  4. The problem I will assume is that you are all...

    The problem I will assume is that you are all over this forum creating threads. It sounds like you aren't getting what you want so you're trying another angle. What is your opinion of what is...
  5. I'm not sure coming on this site threatening...

    I'm not sure coming on this site threatening people and overall acting a bit jerky is the best way to get help. Personally I really don't care if you buy it yourself or not. I'm still charging...
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    I don't put my ear to it either. I usually take...

    I don't put my ear to it either. I usually take off my boots and put my big toe to it for my precision check.
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    You can't put it anywhere else? If you can put...

    You can't put it anywhere else? If you can put it somewhere else, then do that. If you can't, then I guess you have too.
  8. I think you did something wrong. Maybe 12,000...

    I think you did something wrong. Maybe 12,000 or 24,000 btu. Not 120,000 or 240,000. That is a 10 or 20 ton system. Good for a small office building
  9. The rule of thumb is take the return size square...

    The rule of thumb is take the return size square inches and multiple by 2. That is how many cfm it can handle. So a 20x20x2=800 cfm or enough for a 2 ton. So your 25x25 is enough for around a 3...
  10. Pretty much. Labor intensive, pain in the butt...

    Pretty much. Labor intensive, pain in the butt and hard to make money at. It's hard to charge enough to make it worth their while. As somebody else stated in the thread, best to get done when...
  11. You'll be fine. The only issue you might have...

    You'll be fine. The only issue you might have is plugging the txv. Make sure they blast with nitrogen and put the filter dryer in front of the evaporator coil. Not using nitrogen isn't a big...
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    Why not just go get another job?

    Why not just go get another job?
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    That's up to you. But this is now your furnace...

    That's up to you. But this is now your furnace that you will have in your house for however long you live there. If you call back in a year with some issue, you will be paying for it. Depending...
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    There's a good chance that furnace will need the...

    There's a good chance that furnace will need the heat exchanger pulled and cleaned. Probably sooted up. I'd personally make them replace the entire thing.
  15. Get it checked out. A home inspector/contractor...

    Get it checked out. A home inspector/contractor likely didn't dig into them as much as a pro would. And if he did, give him a call. He can answer your questions.
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    Put in a mini split.

    Put in a mini split.
  17. We are a disorganized lot overall, we don't stick...

    We are a disorganized lot overall, we don't stick together very well and prices are all over the place due to overhead or lack of it. Most guys are good. I'm very familiar with Berry Creek, dated...
  18. I'm here in Round Rock. I imagine you won't see...

    I'm here in Round Rock. I imagine you won't see a significant drop in electrical bill unless you do other modifications to the house. Maybe
    $50 in the dead of summer. The rest of the year...
  19. If you go Lennox, make sure you get the extended...

    If you go Lennox, make sure you get the extended labor warranty, because you will be replacing the evaporator coils in 3-5 years. I run a lot of calls on Lennox for leaking coils. I'm in Round...
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    Ditto, often times new will actually deliver less...

    Ditto, often times new will actually deliver less btu's than old per ton.
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    I've never even heard of Napoleon. Is it a...

    I've never even heard of Napoleon. Is it a private label unit?
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    I do this for a living and would not put a copper...

    I do this for a living and would not put a copper coil in my house. Its a guaranteed leaker within 5 years.
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    At almost 20 years old, its day to day. I'd...

    At almost 20 years old, its day to day. I'd imagine if you got another 2 years out of it, you'd be lucky.
  24. Had a customer about 2 years ago. He was sold...

    Had a customer about 2 years ago. He was sold on how efficient they were and plunked down a huge amount of money. New construction, expensive house. Somebody else did the job, I don't touch...
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    I'd put a Goodman in way before I'd put in a...

    I'd put a Goodman in way before I'd put in a Lennox. Lennox is still using copper coils that will leak and they are just a pain to deal with.
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    So you've spent $40K in 15 years on a/c equipment...

    So you've spent $40K in 15 years on a/c equipment and repairs. Or you spent $40K 10 years ago if you have the 10 year parts and labor. Have you every called somebody else out to get a 2nd opinion...
  27. Shouldn't have both, very common knowledge. ...

    Shouldn't have both, very common knowledge. Call somebody out who knows what they're doing before you mess something up.
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    I did a little experiment on my house a few years...

    I did a little experiment on my house a few years ago during the summertime. I tried turning the thermostat up to 82 while gone during the day then down to 73 when we got home and it took a while to...
  29. Reading your post it sounds like the entire...

    Reading your post it sounds like the entire problem is that it is icing up. I'm not exactly sure how putting a txv on would fix that problem unless it came with an R22 txv and you have R410 one or...
  30. I work on them all day. Who the hell wants to...

    I work on them all day. Who the hell wants to work on them at home? As long as my house is cool or warm when I want it, I don't care how it gets there.
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    It's guys like this that make us look bad. Just...

    It's guys like this that make us look bad. Just out of curiosity. Where did you find this guy? Is he an actual hvac guy or some apartment guy off Craigslist that is working for $20 and a 12 pack.
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    I'm with you. It doesn't sound like the OP has...

    I'm with you. It doesn't sound like the OP has a clue. I think I might refer her to somebody experienced otherwise you're going to end up costing her more
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    No prices allowed. Somebody will remove them for...

    No prices allowed. Somebody will remove them for you. Turn it off until you have the money to replace/fix whatever needs fixing. I think I might call around. Things change very quickly and I'm...
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    Doubtfully the contactor. You have a short...

    Doubtfully the contactor. You have a short somewhere. Most likely wire rubbing somewhere I'd be looking at the low voltage to the outside unit personally.
  35. I'll assume the US came and screwed up your...

    I'll assume the US came and screwed up your country. But it seems that the Iraqi military are a bunch of cowards all the way around. They laid down their arms to the US twice, very little fight...
  36. Thread: buying HVAC

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    Not supposed to put price in posts. Read the...

    Not supposed to put price in posts. Read the rules. Somebody will come along and remove them. Don't know what the costs are in your area. But about right in mine. Trane is good if installed...
  37. I haven't worked on one of these in about 2...

    I haven't worked on one of these in about 2 years. And it could be caused by the painters. But as I recall, it's just reading the line voltage coming into the unit. It could be a board reading...
  38. I wouldn't mess with changing to a txv. The...

    I wouldn't mess with changing to a txv. The efficiency gain will be negligible vs. the amount of money you spend to install them and the repairs the will most likely generate. You'll have to...
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    I doubt that you'll find somebody else to start...

    I doubt that you'll find somebody else to start up the system. I personally wouldn't. I don't want to own that thing or be blamed for something. Too much hassle for too little money. I didn't...
  40. Not enough voltage coming to condenser, pretty...

    Not enough voltage coming to condenser, pretty simple. The unit is only telling you what the voltage is. Nothing for you to do except call out an electrician most likely.
  41. Not on a heat pump, you will need a twinning kit...

    Not on a heat pump, you will need a twinning kit if the furnace isn't already equipped with it onboard. You will need almost exact distances from where the "T" is that splits the refrigerant lines...
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    The recall was on the smoke detectors because...

    The recall was on the smoke detectors because when the wife burns dinner and sets the detector off, you could wave your hand at it to tell it to hush, sometimes it wouldn't reset, so when you had a...
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    I let them provide the Nest themselves, then if...

    I let them provide the Nest themselves, then if it screws up it's not my problem to warranty or do free calls on.
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    There is nothing the matter with Nest. I've...

    There is nothing the matter with Nest. I've installed close to 50 of them with no problems.
  45. It's a good career field to get into overall and...

    It's a good career field to get into overall and you can make a nice living. Not sure about your area. But, be prepared to do something called work. You will work in extreme temperatures. ...
  46. It could be an electrical problem in the house...

    It could be an electrical problem in the house such as a loose connection or bad breaker. Or it could be a bad compressor. I think the first thing I would have done had you called me was to check...
  47. I think you'll get scolded for posting prices,...

    I think you'll get scolded for posting prices, they're pretty picky about that on here. Don't replace the compressor, that is a waste of time. Put a new condenser on to whatever your budget...
  48. You mean it doesn't stay beer can cold the entire...

    You mean it doesn't stay beer can cold the entire time? Oh my. What is your experience level? Do you know how to check a refrigerant charge using SH and SC? Somehow I think you might be in over...
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    It was a test for the moderators to see if you...

    It was a test for the moderators to see if you would catch it. :grin2:
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    For a txv?

    For a txv?
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