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  1. LOL, I said love not will. No, haven't heard...

    LOL, I said love not will. No, haven't heard anything from the lady yet.
  2. I would love to go this route! It would be nice...

    I would love to go this route! It would be nice to be on TV!
  3. Well, like i said before I don't typically pull...

    Well, like i said before I don't typically pull out the HE unless I suspect something wrong. This one in particular. Another reason I pulled it out was to show the HO and take pictures. I used...
  4. warsawmo, I was thinking about this when I...

    warsawmo,

    I was thinking about this when I found the cracks. Based on my experience, manufacture will not warranty on improper installation. The reason the HE cracked was because of undersized...
  5. Thanks guy, I am not sad or depressed over...

    Thanks guy,

    I am not sad or depressed over this. In fact, I am proud and confident in what I did. We actually called the home owner today and told her the situation. My manager saw the cracks on...
  6. [QUOTE=snupytcb;17779051] Thanks snupytcb, ...

    Thanks snupytcb,

    I will probably wait a little while for her to calm down and probably call her and her son. I was thinking of offering her $2500 cash and the second opinion $2500 cash if I can't...
  7. Yea, I just hope that I can meet with him and...

    Yea,

    I just hope that I can meet with him and show him the cracks. As of right now, I don't even know who he is. According to the home owner, her son was the one that called him. So it can be a...
  8. I hope not

    I hope not
  9. Yea, That's exactly how I feel right now. I...

    Yea,

    That's exactly how I feel right now. I don't blame the home owner. She was a nice lady. On the 1st visit, she trusted me and said that no one ever took the time to inspected the heater like I...
  10. Anyone here been accused of scamming people?

    Hi all,

    About three days ago, went on regular maintenance call. The unit is a 13 years old payne unit. Noticed return was too small. So I decided to pull out the heat exchanger and visually...
  11. Nice find blazey10, I had a similar problem...

    Nice find blazey10,

    I had a similar problem but it was a bad motor, so an easy find for me. I would never thought it could be the ignitor. Something new I learn. Just out of curiousity, did you...
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    built-in obsolescence

    Hi all,

    I was wondering what you guys think about built-in obsolescence in hvac? I ran so many calls that right after the warranty expired, things break. Not just HVAC, but everything else. My...
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    Haha You have the same altitude like me. Got...

    Haha

    You have the same altitude like me. Got some calls where HO bought the system online, setup it up themselves and wanted me to do the final hook up. They typically tell you "I just need you to...
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    Interesting thread, I want to hear other experts...

    Interesting thread, I want to hear other experts opinion on this. I typically flushed it with rx 11 follow by a blast of nitrogen and of course nitrogen test and a good vacuum.
  15. Nylog is not only a good sealant, but also a...

    Nylog is not only a good sealant, but also a lubricant. The thing is cheap for what it does. I used it on all flares/threads/connections even when I vacuum. 600 PSI city? I've never come across a 600...
  16. The whole point of nylog is secondary seal, not...

    The whole point of nylog is secondary seal, not primary. I demostrated this video is because my o-ring was damaged and it was a good time to make a video about it. If my o-ring was damaged and I...
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    There is an advantage of commission base and...

    There is an advantage of commission base and hourly base in residential. Most owners are not dishonest, they choose commission base is because they want to make sure that's their techs are doing what...
  18. That's true. like you said, unless the guy is a...

    That's true. like you said, unless the guy is a physco. The news sometime doesn't tell two sides. If I am the homeowner and I don't want to pay, why the hell would I want him to stay? And plus HO has...
  19. Great! You will be happy with. Just imagine how...

    Great! You will be happy with. Just imagine how much money you will save from freon leaks, especially 410A.
  20. I like nylog better than loctite. It's not just a...

    I like nylog better than loctite. It's not just a sealant, but also a lubricant. Bottle of nylog is cheap and last a long time. For right now, I am sticking with nylog until something better come...
  21. Made a video about how important nylog is!

    Hi all,

    Since I've been using nylog for a while now, I decide to make a video on the important of using nylog. This thing is great. If you're not using nylog, I hope this video will convince you....
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    I can't due to the fact that we might never know....

    I can't due to the fact that we might never know. The manufacture doesn't have it own hard start kit. If you go to the supply house for goodman,york,lennox, ect. Did you notice that they have...
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    skurc, your compressor is fine, dont worry about...

    skurc,
    your compressor is fine, dont worry about future problems. Manufacture will never install a hard start kit for the reason of cutting down cost. The only manufacture that has them are trane....
  24. It's cool. Maybe it's me, I am just a little bit...

    It's cool. Maybe it's me, I am just a little bit sensitive and weren't reading your post right. When I started this field 4 years ago, I learned by asking questions, even stupid questions. I wasn't...
  25. Thank to the guys that answered my questions. For...

    Thank to the guys that answered my questions. For the others, please respect my post and don't reply if you are going to criticize my questions. I don't need to hear it.

    Thanks,
  26. Correct! I have to agree with 100% of what you...

    Correct! I have to agree with 100% of what you are saying. How many times do you think the customer will try to get that A/C working before calling a service man? As many times as possible right?...
  27. With all due respect mcjo tech, I've only been...

    With all due respect mcjo tech, I've only been doing this for 4 years and have many certifications, but I am stilling learning everyday. I am asking questions is because I want to learn. I've known...
  28. Thanks SkullMonkey, this is the answer I was...

    Thanks SkullMonkey, this is the answer I was looking for. As a technician, we have to tell them everything that is going on with their system. I have alot of cases where I see the motor is leaking...
  29. True on what you say, but what happens if the...

    True on what you say, but what happens if the motor stops and there is no low/high pressure switch to turn off the compressor and most customers don't stop the unit in time?
  30. When should a condensor fan motor and contactor needs to be replaced?

    Got some questions for all you guys doing residential. I got different answers from different tech as to when to change the contactor and condensor fan motor.

    1. Contactor - if you see the...
  31. Manufacture housing codes in california

    About to do a job for manufactured housing in california. Can someone please tell me some codes requirement for placement of A/C?

    3 feet setback from fench?
    3 feet away from pedistral and gas?
    ...
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    get the digital gauge like fieldpiece sman3. I...

    get the digital gauge like fieldpiece sman3. I just got mine and I am starting to forget how to calculate superheat and subcool. :-). J/K. typically you can buy the chart at the supply houses or try...
  33. I have to agree with everyone that experience...

    I have to agree with everyone that experience does play a big role in finding cracks. Have you heard of the heat exchanger expert? Ellis prach. I would reccomend you buy his book and read it over 100...
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    mgenius, I am sorry, so that I understand....

    mgenius,

    I am sorry, so that I understand. Instead of hooking the low side to the suction line, connect it to the vacuum pump? and connect the recovery hose to the suction line?
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    Thank guys, I thinking I am gonna use the same...

    Thank guys,
    I thinking I am gonna use the same hose for r22 and 410a. Changing it every service calls is a pain. One more question. Do you guys ever clean your digital gauge with rx11. I figure it...
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    fieldpiece digital gauge sman3

    Finnally was able to get a digital gauge today. Tested out the fieldpiece sman3 and I gotta tell you it's the best investment ever. Now I don't have to worry about calculate superheat and subcool....
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    George, The furnace was located outside. I...

    George,
    The furnace was located outside. I typically don't go inside because I can jump the furnace with a jumper wire instead of turning on in the house.
  38. Thanks mark, This is something new. Never...

    Thanks mark,

    This is something new. Never think or heard about this. Would love to try it.
  39. yep

    yep
  40. Yea, I've heard of people doing this too, but for...

    Yea, I've heard of people doing this too, but for what the customer is paying for, and because of 10 years part and labor warranty. I would rather use faststat. Call back is not worth.
  41. Cool thanks, oh yea, I've heard about it but...

    Cool thanks,
    oh yea, I've heard about it but never think about it. This seem a little bit less expensive than going with comfortnet. Currently, it has an emerson touch screen, which to me is good...
  42. wiring two stage condesor ASXC18 help please

    Hi everyone,

    Just installed a goodman two stage condensor ASXC18. I only have two wires from the Circuit board to the condensor, I am unable to run new wires. Called goodman tech and they said to...
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    Stupidest Service Call you've run!!!

    Hi all,

    I was wondering what is the stupidest service call you've ever ran?

    Let me start with mine today.

    Customer call for no heat.
    When arrived, furnace has no power,
    checked outlet,...
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    Depending on which unit and and how many other...

    Depending on which unit and and how many other 24v accessories, such as the 24v electronic filter, T-stat, ect. To be on the safe side, I would add a second transformer.
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    Charlie, It pretty hard to tell if a system...

    Charlie,

    It pretty hard to tell if a system is low on freon by the low/high pressure by itself. We need more information. Such as subcool, superheat, relative humidity, TXV or no TXV. Why do you...
  46. Totally have to agree with you. It might not be...

    Totally have to agree with you. It might not be cost efficient if you have a big house.
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    Good luck with this problem, depending on where...

    Good luck with this problem, depending on where the leaks are. Be prepare to replace a new coil.
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    Good luck Nextel99, You shouldn't have any...

    Good luck Nextel99,

    You shouldn't have any problems finding a job. Especially with the last experience, U.S ARMY vet! Companies love those guys! If you were in my area. I would hook you up. Best...
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    Welcome to the trade, and congrat on your new...

    Welcome to the trade, and congrat on your new hire. From your statement, I can see that you are a very honest guy and a good a tech. You will be very successfull. Unfortunately, that's how business...
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    Gtgrad, not to be argument, I have to disagree...

    Gtgrad, not to be argument,

    I have to disagree with not telling the tech anything. It's better to tell the tech what is going on with the system so that he can better diagnosis. You want him to...
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