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    They're out there...just waiting for you. Don't...

    They're out there...just waiting for you. Don't cry to dispatch and don't listen to them either...
  2. Yep...pretty simple. The company I just left -...

    Yep...pretty simple.

    The company I just left - or maybe I should say the semblance of a once great family owned company I just left; had one of their techs condemn a pump behind a blown fuse in...
  3. "Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants...

    "Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy;" I believe that was Benjamin Franklin.
  4. Thank God for the Bud and 'Boros is all I got to...

    Thank God for the Bud and 'Boros is all I got to say...I couldn't imagine an ordeal like that without 'em.
  5. 22 years ago...you believe it? I was still in my...

    22 years ago...you believe it? I was still in my 20's for Christ sake...barely...but still not yet 30.
  6. I've been thinking about all the Texas folks as...

    I've been thinking about all the Texas folks as well - not familiar with the state so don't know who's close to it or not.

    Sorry about the headaches, Slinger. Brings back memories of the St....
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    :Faint: I don't even know where to...

    :Faint:

    I don't even know where to begin...home warranty company strikes again.

    If you had good experiences with your regular guy, have him out again and just get what you can from the warranty...
  8. It's not unusual to see them ever so slightly...

    It's not unusual to see them ever so slightly unequal...maybe .3 or so. However when they get as much as almost a full ohm off; or when the start winding is merely 2x the run winding...I issue a...
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    You're doin' fine - stop watching the clock. My...

    You're doin' fine - stop watching the clock. My very first blower was stuck good and I had to use a puller. I managed to plant one of the puller anchor screws right in the set screw hole. It's...
  10. Thanks for all the info, Cyprus

    Thanks for all the info, Cyprus
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    Holy crap! She have it at Costco? Gonna run and...

    Holy crap! She have it at Costco? Gonna run and do a few PMs now? ;)

    Better get a leak on that one...I see bubbles :)

    Seven...wow. You're a tougher man than me right there. Hands down. Two...
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    ^^^^All spot on responses. I spent an hour and a...

    ^^^^All spot on responses. I spent an hour and a half just the other day on a Ruud with all the goofy screws and holes. Might have been faster if I wasn't in my twelve hour. When I finally got to...
  13. And when you consider the start winding is...

    And when you consider the start winding is typically a minimum 3 and up to 6 times the resistance of the run winding - it's all pointing to a dead pump.

    Time of death?
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    BTW, my indeed dot com notifications are coming...

    BTW, my indeed dot com notifications are coming in fast and furious right about now. I can tell by the patterns in simply glancing at them now and again which shops are trouble. When a large shop...
  15. Actually, I have it from very high authority that...

    Actually, I have it from very high authority that it will continue to worsen. And I agree, no offense to members across the isle; that liberalism is largely a failed solution. Well intended from...
  16. I'm not really disagreeable to much here at all -...

    I'm not really disagreeable to much here at all - just in no hurry, as things stand at the moment; to start the war. My mind will change as the casualty counts shift enough to make the alternative...
  17. OK...I think I see what you are saying. You...

    OK...I think I see what you are saying. You checked your meter and got 0 on a known, grounded path and then got OL when checking terminals to ground?

    Because 0.0 means no resistance, true;...
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    Beenthere and kls-ccc have it right, but you'll...

    Beenthere and kls-ccc have it right, but you'll need an instrument to measure wetbulb.

    You did good under the circumstances - I remember being in similar situations not all that long ago. The...
  19. Uh...just to be perfectly clear: 0.0 is not the...

    Uh...just to be perfectly clear: 0.0 is not the same as OL or infinity, or even a number exceeding 1,000 x the voltage is often ok. 0.0 would tend to indicate a nice resistance free path. Were you...
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    The chances of a good working environment within...

    The chances of a good working environment within a company that places a blind ad are slim, IMO; for all kinds of obvious reasons.

    Equally true is the notion that if the tech was productive he...
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    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1758941-Be...

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1758941-Be-careful-where-you-plant-your-palm-trees

    Now this is a problem.
  22. The ATC1? I bought one right out of the gate...

    The ATC1? I bought one right out of the gate with an FP dual thermometer four years ago as they were mandatory for a local power company program at the time. I recall I accidentally purchased two...
  23. Thread: Gardeners

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    Did they fess up?

    Did they fess up?
  24. The cold, hard and selfish reality is that none...

    The cold, hard and selfish reality is that none of it really effects most of us; they are so far from reason they are crapping where they eat. In one respect I'm glad it happened as the truth...
  25. There is that, isn't there? But for how long? I...

    There is that, isn't there? But for how long? I don't believe I've ever had the occasion to check the amp draw on a shorted compressor. I discover the breaker inside when checking the furnace/AH...
  26. Except that I don't run the show up here. My...

    Except that I don't run the show up here. My response would have been far more to your liking. I'm completely willing to see it kicked off; but I'm fifty and really didn't deserve all the time I've...
  27. I know...I know. It's as messed up as it can...

    I know...I know. It's as messed up as it can possibly be. But when people have demonstrated consistently they will no longer respond to reason, it requires a coordinated, well prepared response. ...
  28. Popped instantly? Didn't even try to start like...

    Popped instantly? Didn't even try to start like it was locked? That is, after all, the classic symptom of a shorted pump. If everything else is systematically ruled out...then you are left with...
  29. Suction first, always; to prevent the possibility...

    Suction first, always; to prevent the possibility of oil in the lines. An install manual will spell it out...should any way. Carrier's do.
  30. Let me help you with that: Just a short while...

    Let me help you with that: Just a short while ago.

    I am not blind to what is happening; the origins of which have been in the making for centuries. As noted above, do you have a quick fix in...
  31. This would be a laughable thread if it wasn't so...

    This would be a laughable thread if it wasn't so GD offensive to conservatives. It's times like these I really wish our tent wasn't so big; and I trust the resident liberals realize we're not all...
  32. I'd like an update for the procedure as well. I...

    I'd like an update for the procedure as well. I came across one (Carrier 2 ton) that fell thru the cracks last year and it appears our distributor now going with the injections.

    Latest service...
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    While I'll never understand why an installer...

    While I'll never understand why an installer would do that, apart from customer pressure (looks like an existing poured pad that could have had a smaller unit living there) - just pop the cover off...
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    What are you doing out in the field? I guess you...

    What are you doing out in the field? I guess you finished your school work?
  35. Thread: Is it true?

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    If udarrell walks away with her number I'm done.

    If udarrell walks away with her number I'm done.
  36. Thread: Apple watch

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    Wifey just plopped down and said "I don't know...

    Wifey just plopped down and said "I don't know how I'm gonna get thru the next two weeks." I asked what the big project is this time...new billing program, employee reviews, taking on a new partner?...
  37. Thread: Is it true?

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    Geesh...you guys got a rule for everything :(

    Geesh...you guys got a rule for everything :(
  38. The infamous Carrier ACA coils. We used to...

    The infamous Carrier ACA coils. We used to diagnose them from the street as we glanced at the 410a condenser and sized up the age. I replaced one straggler late last summer. A few of them haven't...
  39. Nice.

    Nice.
  40. :LOL:

    :LOL:
  41. Thread: Is it true?

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    :grin2: You sound one of my customers that I...

    :grin2:

    You sound one of my customers that I always enjoy visiting. Would it be possible to get the model number of the air handler? Maybe written on a previous ticket, installation records?
    ...
  42. I might trade an inch for a few more tokes before...

    I might trade an inch for a few more tokes before I die...but four?

    As far as the other; in not too terribly many years from now I'll start getting shorter anyway. So, again; don't be a...
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    2" of Styrofoam between painted sheet metal gives...

    2" of Styrofoam between painted sheet metal gives this install an aesthetically superior look. And mama doesn't have to freeze me out of bed when drying her hair. She also has one in the gym and...
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    What JT said ^^^^. The "condenser over ambient"...

    What JT said ^^^^. The "condenser over ambient" (COA) or "condenser split," meaning the difference between the high side saturation temperature and the outside ambient temperature; will very with...
  45. Nice work, Froggy.

    Nice work, Froggy.
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    I thought of you when my wife asked if I'd be...

    I thought of you when my wife asked if I'd be offended if she returned the Fitbit I got her for Mother's Day so she could get an Iwatch or whatever it is. One of the techy guys at her firm got one...
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    Trapped either way - you made the right call. ...

    Trapped either way - you made the right call. Unless he wants to sign off on everything and pay up front...or at least half maybe?
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    Ask some people you trust who they use.

    Ask some people you trust who they use.
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    Personally, I'd pump down whatever I could fit...

    Personally, I'd pump down whatever I could fit into your condenser and top it off with virgin; if that's what you wanted me to do. But like the others, I wouldn't guarantee it and you'd sign off on...
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    Get a second opinion. You are certainly able to...

    Get a second opinion. You are certainly able to reuse your own refrigerant, I don't think this guy knows what he's doing. He only charged a service call so far, right?
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