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    Strange locking cap

    Anyone ever see a locking cap like this? I have a key for the R22 and R410A caps, but never seen this one before. Huffers or not, I'm sure as heck not going to carry around five different keys for...
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    Isn't this the truth. In the few times I've...

    Isn't this the truth. In the few times I've worked on a Sanyo, tech support is always helpful and detailed, but their products are terribly designed. I ran into one where the board was upside down,...
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    I use it all the time. I wouldn't worry about the...

    I use it all the time. I wouldn't worry about the wear on your motor. It's made to be used.

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    Can we get some actual numbers? I mean,...

    Can we get some actual numbers? I mean, seriously. What to you is "low superheat" and why is that a problem? Some systems will run 1-5 degrees superheat depending on conditions, so we need some...
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    1990 Magic Chef? It's time to replace, brother....

    1990 Magic Chef? It's time to replace, brother. With the amount of hours, R22, and whatever else you throw at that piece of junk, you could install a new system that's more efficient, reliable, has a...
  6. It would have to be a very tight bedroom to cause...

    It would have to be a very tight bedroom to cause symptoms related to lack of oxygen. Maybe something biological, like mold, is causing your symptoms?
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    I would install a York Affinity. They're super...

    I would install a York Affinity. They're super quiet and easy to work on because let's face it, they're all junk and will break down. At least it'll be easy to repair.
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    We often try to do what the customer asks because...

    We often try to do what the customer asks because after all, it's their equipment and they're paying the bill. But on the other hand, customers don't understand a thing and it's up to us as the...
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    Poll: I use my Surface most often, which I guess counts...

    I use my Surface most often, which I guess counts as a computer since it's legacy software.
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    No one manufacturer specifically. But I've...

    No one manufacturer specifically. But I've noticed York's charging tables have different subcooling values depending on the wet bulb and outdoor temperature and vary from 4-10 degrees subcooling, but...
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    Target subcooling

    Here's a rookie question I thought I understood, but maybe not.

    On units where the target subcooling is printed on the nameplate, should that be the target under ANY condition? Suppose you have a...
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    "Because itís compressed gas rupturing...there...

    "Because itís compressed gas rupturing...there were penetrations into the roof."

    I'm sorry - what?

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  13. Are we talking about R22 or R410A? TXV or piston?...

    Are we talking about R22 or R410A? TXV or piston? What does the charging chart on the unit say?

    Just some questions to ask yourself. Can't go into too many details with this being a public forum,...
  14. As long as they're reliable and don't leak,...

    As long as they're reliable and don't leak, there's really no need to replace them. Now would be a good time to start planning though.
  15. No. A leak search should involve checking every...

    No. A leak search should involve checking every accessible part of the system. To be fair though, 9/10 times the leak is in the evaporator coil. Condenser coils rarely leak and it's very possible the...
  16. You can probably get a replacement coil, but it's...

    You can probably get a replacement coil, but it's not sensible to replace because R22 will no longer be available after 2020. I would recommended looking at replacing the outdoor unit with an R410A...
  17. 15 degrees superheat, what was your wet bulb and...

    15 degrees superheat, what was your wet bulb and supply temperature? Is there a problem or are you speculating because there's no subcooling?
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    I've never worked for one that did that, but I've...

    I've never worked for one that did that, but I've heard some do it. I suppose it's a good incentive to diagnose the problem accurately the first time. At our company, if you have a lot of call backs,...
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    I can think of many things that are symptomatic...

    I can think of many things that are symptomatic of what you're describing. But no DIY is allowed here, so all I can say is call a professional to at least diagnose the problem, then you can decide if...
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    That's like a Rube Goldberg space heater.

    That's like a Rube Goldberg space heater.
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    Leak could be vibration specific or it could be a...

    Leak could be vibration specific or it could be a valve core not seating properly. Losing 2 pounds in one week should be very easy for a professional to find.
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    Unless you're having technical issues, leave your...

    Unless you're having technical issues, leave your existing system alone. Mismatching equipment can lead to more problems than it's worth. Your Carrier system is likely to last another 5-10 years...
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    I take it he didn't cap the flashing?

    I take it he didn't cap the flashing?
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    There's an apartment complex my company does work...

    There's an apartment complex my company does work for occasionally. Each complex has about eight units packed around each other like this. They have Romex running into the dirt and up to the...
  25. Capacitors, thermostats, filters, and Freon is...

    Capacitors, thermostats, filters, and Freon is all we scam artists do. If it's not one of those, replace the system! :playing:

    Forget forums, watch this guy for a good laugh. I like the 'raking'...
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    COOL: 75 wake, 78 leave, 75 return, 72 sleep...

    COOL: 75 wake, 78 leave, 75 return, 72 sleep
    HEAT: 72 wake, 66 leave, 68 return, 68 sleep

    If I could leave the heat off all winter, I would, but my wife won't let me (no, my pipes wont freeze, I...
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    That's what I was looking for! Sent from my...

    That's what I was looking for!

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    What happens when capacitors die?

    It sounds like a rookie question but I've always wondered, when a capacitor gives up the ghost, what exactly happens inside that causes it to stop working? Why do they bubble up or explode? And why...
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    Get a Mighty Bracket if you anticipate running...

    Get a Mighty Bracket if you anticipate running into more minisplits. The first time disassembling them can take a long time, but it gets easier with experience.
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    Drown them in Big Blu!

    Drown them in Big Blu!
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    Charge a trip fee. If they don't pay it, then...

    Charge a trip fee. If they don't pay it, then tell them the balance will be on their account and will need to be paid off before they can request work in the future.
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    Factory. I text the picture to our field...

    Factory. I text the picture to our field supervisor and he asked the same thing. I can't believe they let that thing roll off the assembly line. Must've been a Friday.

    I told him to tell York...
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    Thanks, York!

    Yesterday, I lead our installation crew to replace 1.5 systems (one full system, one air handler) at a chemical plant. Keep in mind we have to wear ear protection because it's super loud where we are...
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    Yeah, I'll plop an old pump in the bucket and...

    Yeah, I'll plop an old pump in the bucket and have it drain to the trap. Property manager is calling one of their vendors to come out tomorrow. I'm interested in what they'll say. Probably, "drain...
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    I could fix it myself, I know the property...

    I could fix it myself, I know the property manager wouldn't mind, but it's the last thing I want to do after a day's work LOL. I'd rather come home and find it already fixed. That's the beauty of...
  36. I too would look at replacing the outdoor unit...

    I too would look at replacing the outdoor unit with an R410A unit and flushing the lineset. If you have an American Standard/Trane indoor coil, it should be rated for R22 and R410A.
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    Do you know what the return wet bulb temperature...

    Do you know what the return wet bulb temperature was? Does the indoor coil have a piston or TXV?

    If TXV, I've seen a lot of Goodmans with adjustable TXVs so it might need to be adjusted.
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    There's not too much to installing a package...

    There's not too much to installing a package unit, provided the duct work is sized appropriately and the job is done neatly (I've seen some pretty shady package unit installations).

    I agree with...
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    It seems to be dripping about a cup every couple...

    It seems to be dripping about a cup every couple hours, so it'll be fine until the maintenance guy comes and fixes it. It looks like it was sealed before, so I'll let him handle it.
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    Yep, I'm a hack

    I came home to find BOTH my primary and secondary drain outlets cracked and leaking. So I hastily set up this contraption until it's fixed. I stepped back and had a good laugh at it.

    Nashua 324A...
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    If you're reading this Rundawg, what do you plan...

    If you're reading this Rundawg, what do you plan to do with your massive database when you decide to retire to a beach somewhere? :D
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    This is interesting - correct me if I'm wrong. So...

    This is interesting - correct me if I'm wrong. So a gallon of gasoline burned produces about 19 pounds of CO2. R410A has a GWP of 1,725 times that of CO2. So a pound of R410A released into the...
  43. Thread: Duhhh!

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    Not the same thing, but it reminds me of a call I...

    Not the same thing, but it reminds me of a call I followed up on where one of our techs replaced a coil 6 months early and the charge was low. I was sniffing for refrigerant at the indoor coil and...
  44. Does the A/C run non-stop? If not, how long does...

    Does the A/C run non-stop? If not, how long does it cycle on and off?

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    What'd they need you for? Looks great!

    What'd they need you for? Looks great!
  46. The blower at the furnace is the only thing that...

    The blower at the furnace is the only thing that runs with the air conditioner. That's what forces air through the duct work. Most PSC fan motors draw about 7-9 amps at 120VAC (840W-1080W). Even if...
  47. Do you have baseboard heat? How about your water...

    Do you have baseboard heat? How about your water heater? Oven?

    Not many things cause a meter to spin fast. An air conditioner, depending on the size, uses about as much energy as a couple...
  48. Electric heat is running, no doubt.

    Electric heat is running, no doubt.
  49. Thread: Still going

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    I've seen a number of those. The control box is...

    I've seen a number of those. The control box is very tight, but otherwise a solid air conditioner. I bet it still has the original capacitor.
  50. Ouch! I earned $11/hour out of trade school,...

    Ouch!

    I earned $11/hour out of trade school, made $2 raises every 6 months. 3 years later, just received a $6 raise for a new position, take home about $4000 a month and I don't do side work.
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