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    Hmm, that might work. I'll put that in the notes...

    Hmm, that might work. I'll put that in the notes for that customer in case we ever need to pull the blower.
  2. Think about dew point. What's happening is the...

    Think about dew point. What's happening is the moisture in the air is heated from the coil, then rapidly cools below the dew point as it mixes with the surrounding air, creating condensation/water...
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    X2 I only hope this was your own system you...

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    I only hope this was your own system you tried this on. I'd find this to be absolutely ridiculous if you tried this on a customer's own system. You've most certainly damaged the compressor by...
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    Do you have gas heat or heat pumps for both these...

    Do you have gas heat or heat pumps for both these systems?
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    Wait - are you saying you ran a compressor open...

    Wait - are you saying you ran a compressor open to the atmosphere?
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    I love my thermometers. I'm confident I can...

    I love my thermometers. I'm confident I can diagnose any problem with them.

    Find out if the system overcharged/undercharged? Measure lineset temperatures and temperature split at the AHU and ODU....
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    Maybe it means you have to pay off your balance...

    Maybe it means you have to pay off your balance before you can buy more tools? I don't know, that's a question for your boss. Every company has different policies.
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    I'll admit, attics are the worst with that bag....

    I'll admit, attics are the worst with that bag. It's like the Three Stooges - either you or the bag gets through the hole; never both at the same time. The only exception is roof hatches in...
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    Since the environment of the home is a little...

    Since the environment of the home is a little more difficult to control, it may be best to invest in a odor-eliminating UV lamp.
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    Oh absolutely. The Guardian Air Knight is a...

    Oh absolutely. The Guardian Air Knight is a wonderful UV light - the best on the market. It can greatly reduce the risk of contracting airborne viruses and bacteria, but it sounds like the OP's kid...
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    Has anyone tried dousing the coil in 100%...

    Has anyone tried dousing the coil in 100% isopropyl alcohol? I have yet to encounter a DSS problem, but I've always thought about using a spray bottle with alcohol as the solution. If DSS is...
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    Are you talking about a tool account? I don't see...

    Are you talking about a tool account? I don't see why that wouldn't be a problem, most companies allow it, but you should get permission from your boss before you go crazy at the supply house. Also,...
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    Nope. It's basically run straight, wedged against...

    Nope. It's basically run straight, wedged against the front of the unit and the lineset makes a sharp 90 into the coil. I tried bending it some, but too much pressure would kink it. Plenty of slack...
  14. Click 'Go Advanced' in the reply box then click...

    Click 'Go Advanced' in the reply box then click the 'Attachments' icon to upload an image.

    Technician made that term up. It sounds like your heat pump is initiating defrost. You may not be used to...
  15. You've done all you can do. Call someone to come...

    You've done all you can do. Call someone to come out and diagnose the issue. With the time you'll spend getting your bearings, and the fatal risk of not knowing what you're doing, you're far better...
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    That motor isn't going anywhere

    Installers - ARE YOU LISTENING?!?!

    Found this today. I told the HO they better hope it doesn't need cleaning or replacement any time soon or a pump down will be coming with it. I could barely get...
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    I wouldn't blame the install so much - it looks...

    I wouldn't blame the install so much - it looks like the HO put that shelf above the return to store the moonshine.
  18. Then take the initiative to get some where you...

    Then take the initiative to get some where you want to be!
  19. Enough of the caps. A company can only...

    Enough of the caps.

    A company can only promote you if they have the capacity to. Simply put, if the company doesn't have room for an entry-level service tech, you're likely to stay in the...
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    Yeah, it's tough. Best to let it run its course,...

    Yeah, it's tough. Best to let it run its course, stay hydrated, and wash everything frequently.

    But if you still want a Guardian Air, PM me and I'd be glad to stop by and install one for you! :D
  21. I would advise not to get the Honeywell TrueSteam...

    I would advise not to get the Honeywell TrueSteam if you do choose to go with a steam humidifier. The Aprilaire 800 is much more reliable and allows for greater capacity. While both are expensive,...
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    The Guardian Air is a fantastic UV light and it...

    The Guardian Air is a fantastic UV light and it does clean the air very well, which is why it's used widely in labs and hospitals, but it in no way sterilizes your home. For instance, a stomach virus...
  23. Did you tell them dryer vent piping has to be...

    Did you tell them dryer vent piping has to be rigid metal... oh, wait :whistle:
  24. Thread: About Me

    by CircusEnvy
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    Welcome! Do you know if Feng Shui plays a role...

    Welcome!

    Do you know if Feng Shui plays a role in HVAC? Much of today's equipment is coming from China, so it's only natural we arrange it accordingly.
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    548981548991
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    No ammeter? I'll have to post mine tomorrow.

    No ammeter?

    I'll have to post mine tomorrow.
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    The Land of Misfit RTUs. lol

    The Land of Misfit RTUs. lol
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    Electricity is color-blind. It all depends on...

    Electricity is color-blind.

    It all depends on what color is connected to the board at the indoor unit and, if there are any junctions, if that color matches at the thermostat.

    Mistaking common...
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    I don't think so. This humidifier uses...

    I don't think so. This humidifier uses electrodes, so it actually benefits from hard water because it has less resistance.
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    All electric heat pump in PA? :whistle: ...

    All electric heat pump in PA?

    :whistle:

    You need fossil fuel backup for that region if you want to stay warm.
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    Poll: Screw the Patriots. Actually, screw Greenbay for...

    Screw the Patriots. Actually, screw Greenbay for beating my Cowboys with their paid-off refs. Going for Seahawks.
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    Good grief. Did you contact Aprilaire about that?

    Good grief. Did you contact Aprilaire about that?
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    LOL

    LOL
  34. It doesn't matter if this is a couple of guys or...

    It doesn't matter if this is a couple of guys or company policy. The company is ultimately liable for their actions and if the OP is present at these ventings, he's out of the job anyway and may even...
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    I don't think that's a bad idea. With the...

    I don't think that's a bad idea. With the condensers on top, you have more surface area for the coil to reject heat. That's the downside of traditional package units - they eat energy compared to...
  36. I wonder, is that even code? Not that I should...

    I wonder, is that even code? Not that I should even have to ask because the idea is ludicrous. I know you can install condensers in parking decks, but residential garages? There must be a code for...
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    Definitely doesn't sound normal. Use the oil heat...

    Definitely doesn't sound normal. Use the oil heat and have someone look at it.
  38. Thread: PM's

    by CircusEnvy
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    I go over each system like a space shuttle...

    I go over each system like a space shuttle launch, new or old. I spend about an hour on each system. Clean flame sensor, clock in/out gas pressure, temperature rise, draft pressure, check CFMs, clean...
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    Congratulations! The classroom is important for...

    Congratulations! The classroom is important for creating a foundation of knowledge to build your skills on. Now it's time to get into the field and start applying what you've learned. My advice is to...
  40. Oh wow! That's an impressive hack job. I'm...

    Oh wow! That's an impressive hack job. I'm surprised his reptilian brain got that hooked up to a zoning board. That transition is an abomination.
  41. That's not troubleshooting. That's throwing parts...

    That's not troubleshooting. That's throwing parts at something you don't understand.

    Call a professional before the pipes freeze.
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    Oh so that's where the shelf for isle 8A went. No...

    Oh so that's where the shelf for isle 8A went. No wonder the toilet paper was misplaced.

    I like how they have an inverted jug at the unit. Is it leaking so bad that it needs to be hooked up 24/7?
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    All you needed was this: ...

    All you needed was this:

    http://acprocold.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ACP-100.png

    :grin2:
  44. Ah, that also explains why it takes so long to...

    Ah, that also explains why it takes so long to get in touch with Lennox tech support.
  45. X2 on the UV lights. Some folks are very...

    X2 on the UV lights. Some folks are very sensitive to ozone. You might be able to disconnect the cord from the ballast and see if that helps with your situation. If so, you might want to consider...
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    Still missing outlet pressure and O2 readings....

    Still missing outlet pressure and O2 readings. Furnace could be under-fired or there isn't enough combustion air. Where is this furnace located? Does it draw air from the outside or inside? Flue...
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    350ppm where? In the flue or air stream? Outlet...

    350ppm where? In the flue or air stream? Outlet gas pressure? Have you consulted with Carrier on the issue before replacing virtually every part on the system?
  48. Do you have batteries in your thermostat? If so,...

    Do you have batteries in your thermostat? If so, take them out and run the furnace and see if the thermostat goes blank after running.

    Once on this exact model, I went to a no heat call and saw...
  49. I think that's a pretty fair deal. It might not...

    I think that's a pretty fair deal. It might not work out in the favor of some, but the company could've easily said you're on your own completely.

    Be careful who you vote for! :whistle:
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    What's the budget per employee?

    What's the budget per employee?
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