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  1. How is your subcool and superheat? What is your...

    How is your subcool and superheat? What is your high side superheat? Have you considered that the reversing valve may be sticking or bypassing? An increase in amperage could be due to an increase in...
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    Have you checked the power to the unit? Are you...

    Have you checked the power to the unit? Are you sure the system is grounded well? ECM motors can act strange when they are not properly grounded.
  3. Ok I guess thats a no. Current Sensing Relay is a...

    Ok I guess thats a no. Current Sensing Relay is a good idea but I can use the EAC terminal for activation of a damper when the blower is running. The trick is integrating the controller as to meet...
  4. Fresh air control on a communicating system.

    Local code in our area requires that we bring in outside air following ASHRAE standards in all residential applications. What I have is a house with a Goodman GMVC80 furnace and a CTK-03...
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    I like my Megger MIT 410EN. I had an Intellipack...

    I like my Megger MIT 410EN. I had an Intellipack doing the same thing and found the bearings in the blower motor had become magnetized and were drawing in particulates causing an intermittent ground...
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    I recently had a similar experience with Field...

    I recently had a similar experience with Field Piece with my S-Man 3. The seal on the high side was giving me grief. Told the guys at the parts counter about it and one made a call to FP. They had...
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    The picture isn't really showing enough to tell,...

    The picture isn't really showing enough to tell, but is the liquid line drier piped in the right way? Of course there is always low refrigerant levels, restricted or no air through the condenser...
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    That was total static. Anyway it turns out the...

    That was total static. Anyway it turns out the info I was getting from the field was not completely accurate. The problem was only occuring in heat and no one had adjusted the factory fan speed down....
  9. Thread: R290 VS R22

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    Well I wouldn't want to live next door. One blown...

    Well I wouldn't want to live next door. One blown lug on the compressor and its a flame thrower. And at over $500.00 for 14oz I think that it would be a cheaper proposition to just install a more...
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    Here ya go.370991

    Here ya go.370991
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    That's interesting..I'll check that out.

    That's interesting..I'll check that out.
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    No the static is OK. Duct system is properly...

    No the static is OK. Duct system is properly sized and the return is more than adequate for the air flow. Checked that the dampers are open and was getting .46 to .53 on the magnehelic gage. My first...
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    Yeah I saw that bulletin and checked that a...

    Yeah I saw that bulletin and checked that a couple of days ago. That's the motor though. There are 5 doing this and I cant see 5 of 80 units being bad.
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    gotta love it. ranks right up there with curb...

    gotta love it. ranks right up there with curb adapters on top of curb adapters.
  15. Wow.....nice.

    Wow.....nice.
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    Goodman EEM Motor Problems.

    Goodman air handlers AWUF310816AA. I have been tasked with figuring out what the problem is with the blower motors on several units. There are multiple units in an apartment complex with the same...
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    Non integrated. hmmmm Learned something new.

    Non integrated. hmmmm Learned something new.
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
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    A lot of times this is done to prevent the growth...

    A lot of times this is done to prevent the growth of plants on a roof that is tar and gravel or just has low spots that hold water. I can't tell you how many small trees I have found growing next to...
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    Is this a totally enclosed motor or open? I'm...

    Is this a totally enclosed motor or open? I'm thinking grease + open with centrifugal switch = stuck switch and blowing caps.
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
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    uhhh I think we need a little more information...

    uhhh I think we need a little more information...
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    It is difficult to braze or weld aluminum to...

    It is difficult to braze or weld aluminum to copper, because of the low melting temperature (1018 F) of the aluminum-copper eutectic and its extreme brittleness. By heating and cooling rapidly,...
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    I have had good luck with the blue flux coated...

    I have had good luck with the blue flux coated rod, but it takes a good rosebud tip to get the temperature right. Oh and clean! But when you get it hot enough that it flows instead of dabbing on...
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    You get what you pay for. If you need a good...

    You get what you pay for. If you need a good contractor in your area maybe you could ask the Better Business Bureau for a list of HVAC Professionals. However finding a contractor that will WANT to...
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    Well Here is what I could find on the subject. ...

    Well Here is what I could find on the subject.
    http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/shuttle-mir/spacecraft/s-orb-sssub-main.htm

    Environment Control and Life Support System (ECLSS): The orbiter's...
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    Sounds like a loose connection somewhere. If it...

    Sounds like a loose connection somewhere. If it were a short it would be blowing the breaker if its high voltage and blowing the fuze on the board inside the package unit if its low voltage. Pay...
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    Have to agree with BaldLoonie. If the...

    Have to agree with BaldLoonie. If the manufacturers could get a higher efficiency rating by adding "snake oil" to a system instead of completely retooling thier factories to meet the energy standards...
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    Hey! Glad to see someone else has figured out the...

    Hey! Glad to see someone else has figured out the 100 deg saturated temp method! Have been using it for several years and have never had a problem! As far as the Trane chart and the Carrier chart and...
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    This is a fairly simple problem that anyone in...

    This is a fairly simple problem that anyone in the business could fix. If you are having that much trouble with it I recommend calling a professional. Its a lot cheaper than if you burn up your...
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    No dampers to balance air flow....hmmm If you...

    No dampers to balance air flow....hmmm If you think there is a temperature differential between the upstairs and down now, wait until this summer when it gets into the 90s. Bet the t-stat is...
  32. Are you sure that is a drier? I am not sure about...

    Are you sure that is a drier? I am not sure about Ruud, but some heat pump units have a muffler on the discharge line. Again you need your subcool, superheat, Delta T, and so on to properly diagnose...
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    Jeez do the math. You have all the degrees and...

    Jeez do the math. You have all the degrees and scientific knowledge. Valve core tool = $40
    Service call =$75 plus core =$15
    My question is why are you here?
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    Good Grief! 3100 sq ft and a 4 ton system? Well...

    Good Grief! 3100 sq ft and a 4 ton system? Well you did say North Arkansas! Good luck finding a good HVAC contractor there! I can say this because I have lived there and worked in that market. I...
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    so do you think it will still achieve 13 SEER?

    so do you think it will still achieve 13 SEER?
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    This is a very common complaint with Carrier and...

    This is a very common complaint with Carrier and Bryant equipment. Have also seen it in Lennox occasionally and almost never with Trane. Anyway, in MOST cases I have found that the system was either...
  37. Mayguy beat me to it with the Honeywell T-Stat....

    Mayguy beat me to it with the Honeywell T-Stat. LOL It uses a "Droop" control to try to maintain the Temperature and Humidity setpoints but can over cool the space up to 3 deg below the desired set...
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    quote: I installed it and energized the furnace....

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    I installed it and energized the furnace.
    The HSI began glowing very brightly changing colors as it got hotter and hotter and eventually self destructed. As all of this was happening the...
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    The condenser was replaced last year with carrier...

    The condenser was replaced last year with carrier 5 ton 11 seer.

    This being the case I can't see spending the extra money on an Infinity system. You can get a variable speed model that is not...
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    Have you checked the power circuit into the unit...

    Have you checked the power circuit into the unit for a good ground? Lack of ground in the variable speed units can cause some funny things and an electric air handler is even more likely to have a...
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    Does that particular piece of equipment use a...

    Does that particular piece of equipment use a Carlyle screw? Have a Carrier DX 200 ton that is a pain in the butt! Have to point to the unit though because it has chewed up 2 of them. Problem is the...
  42. Well here we go. #1. A good HVAC tech can be hard...

    Well here we go. #1. A good HVAC tech can be hard to find, and that is even more complicated when you always choose the lowest price in the phone book. #2. A trained HVAC professional would know the...
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    Well if that didn't fix it better change some...

    Well if that didn't fix it better change some more parts. LMAO
  44. Thread: death trap

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    That has to be one of the worst I have ever seen....

    That has to be one of the worst I have ever seen. Glad we don't get too many of those here.
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