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    No cooling call at a customer of ours a filter...

    No cooling call at a customer of ours a filter company. The unit services their filter making area. The indoor coil for the unit was plugged up with pieces of filter material. The unit didn't have...
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    Is your water line big enough to feed all of the...

    Is your water line big enough to feed all of the heat pumps in the loop. By the way they all need strainers and h2o circuit flow control.
    What is the GPM for the unit you are working on, it may be...
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    I have to know? That didn't fix it. All...

    I have to know?

    That didn't fix it.

    All kidding aside, truth is stranger than fiction.
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    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Exactly what I was thinking.
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    With more heat to reject at the condensor there...

    With more heat to reject at the condensor there will be less liquid building up in the condensor the hot gas will take longer to change state to liquid.
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    Ugh, apartment complex I use to take care of had...

    Ugh, apartment complex I use to take care of had 'em.

    I can tell you this they are tough little buggers.
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    Now that's funny. :LOL: Wish I had thought...

    Now that's funny. :LOL:

    Wish I had thought that one up.
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    Gas valve, gas manifold, burners, control...

    Gas valve, gas manifold, burners, control cabinent and blower assembly were on the floor. The chassis and heat exchanger were still where they should have been.
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    You can't look at it that way. I have gone...

    You can't look at it that way. I have gone behind alot of people on problems.

    I have walked into a no heat call the furnace is complete pulled apart and

    laying on the floor, so I put it back...
  10. In the first post the op explains that the...

    In the first post the op explains that the outdoor unit is a Carrier and the indoor coil is Goodman.
  11. Have you taken out the cross over tube and blown...

    Have you taken out the cross over tube and blown it out?

    You could have a spider web or something else blocking it causing your

    problem.
  12. You need a third opinion. I have some ideas...

    You need a third opinion.

    I have some ideas on what might be wrong, but if I can't look at your unit

    then it's only a guess and I'm not in the business of guessing.
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    Been there, done that. Or as I like to say,...

    Been there, done that.

    Or as I like to say, If you're not making mistakes your not doing anything.

    The trick is to learn from them and not make the same ones over and over.
  14. Thread: Roll out help

    by knewguy
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    Have you watched it cycle? Usually when the...

    Have you watched it cycle? Usually when the rollout trips you have a bad
    heat exchanger. Make sure the cap is on the vent pipe. I replaced a bad heat exchanger and found a bird body in the flue...
  15. Try a google search. I found lots of good...

    Try a google search.

    I found lots of good information on the subject. :putergreet:
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    Let my tell you a tale of a mistake I made once. ...

    Let my tell you a tale of a mistake I made once.

    Had a no cooling call went to outdoor unit put the gauges on had low suction pressure at the condenser so I assumed that I had a leak and just...
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    I have been in this trade going on 30 years was...

    I have been in this trade going on 30 years was taught from the beginning
    to use subcooling and superheat when checking units refrigerant charge.
    It is best to use the equipment makers method if...
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    Try this company...

    Try this company
    http://www.micrometl.com/economizers.aspx
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    Had a no cool call. The customer was a filter...

    Had a no cool call.

    The customer was a filter company.

    The unit a residential split, the space it served was their filter making area.

    The air handler didn't have a filter in it and the...
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    Today furnaces will tell you what's wrong with...

    Today furnaces will tell you what's wrong with them. Which is just the symptom, the hard part is finding the cause. I would love to see these young techs today trying to troubleshot a powerpile...
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    When I went to school we were taught to size A/C...

    When I went to school we were taught to size A/C systems smaller to give them alonger run time to dehumidify the conditioned air in your space.
    Since I have been in the field I have found alot of...
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    Leaving to door open for deliveries doesn't...

    Leaving to door open for deliveries doesn't really bother me.

    Now we have a big fundraiser every year at work. I have found that the

    kitchen workers will leave the walk in freezer door open...
  23. Thread: Brazing

    by knewguy
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    On the service valve trouble you had. I have just...

    On the service valve trouble you had. I have just removed the king valve and replaced it with tubing adding a tee and schader valve for liquid line access.
    On newer units have gone and gotten a new...
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    I had a compressor acting like it had a winding...

    I had a compressor acting like it had a winding going to ground. It was blowing fuses on one leg. I went to the compressor pulled the wires at the
    compressors motor termials and the checked them...
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    http://cgproducts.johnsoncontrols.com/ Try this...

    http://cgproducts.johnsoncontrols.com/
    Try this link.
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    I'm surprised he didn't demand 20 years parts and...

    I'm surprised he didn't demand 20 years parts and labor on that great offer.
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    Last residential job I had the company I worked...

    Last residential job I had the company I worked for had alot of customers with steam heat. I can't even tell you how many Mcdonald Millers I have taken apart and cleaned. Did have some customers...
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    Looks like one of them new fangled aerial grease...

    Looks like one of them new fangled aerial grease traps.
  29. That is just stunning. The person who did it,...

    That is just stunning. The person who did it, the company that got paid for
    that work and the inspector that should of shut it down all should be fired and or run out of business. That is an...
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    I have a question. Is the line comeing in on the...

    I have a question. Is the line comeing in on the tee at 90 degrees the
    liquid line or is it fed through the sight glass?

    Just another example of how NOT to do that.:gah:
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    "It's like deja-vu, all over again." Yogi Berra

    "It's like deja-vu, all over again." Yogi Berra
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    That's nothing. Have found 30 mummified mice...

    That's nothing.

    Have found 30 mummified mice stuck on blower assembly wheel.

    Pulled bats, hamsters all kinds of trash out of them.

    I like to take something like that to the nearest car wash...
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    Guess you have never run across one with a bad...

    Guess you have never run across one with a bad heat exchanger.

    The flame leap out into the burner compartment, quite the sight. :eek2:
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    The motor winding insulation? You might want...

    The motor winding insulation?

    You might want to check your unit for moisture and acid.

    Could save you having to clean up a nasty compressor burnout.
  35. Thread: OH DAMN IT!

    by knewguy
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    It's sad but you are right chris. :yes: New...

    It's sad but you are right chris. :yes:

    New equipment and new parts just don't held up like they use to.
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    Write the estimate out, itemize it and have them...

    Write the estimate out, itemize it and have them sign it and give them a copy.

    That way they can't argue with you when you give them the bill.

    If they wont sign the estimate leave. Just my...
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    You are a saleman. You solve the problems no one...

    You are a saleman. You solve the problems no one else can figure out

    you just kept the customer for your company. This leads to future business

    for your company through word of mouth. Never...
  38. The numbers you are refering to are just that...

    The numbers you are refering to are just that numbers.

    They are Nice numbers under certian conditions BUT bad at other times.

    Be careful with "rules of thumb" they can come back to bite you.
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    All I can say is WOW. :Faint:

    All I can say is WOW. :Faint:
  40. Thread: Hail damage

    by knewguy
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    Was thinking the same thing.

    Was thinking the same thing.
  41. I don't like to leave a system in a vacuum. ...

    I don't like to leave a system in a vacuum.

    Open system up, make your repair, evacuate and recharge.

    If I have a problem and can't complete all work in one trip

    I have left systems with a...
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    Used to work for a shop very much like yours. ...

    Used to work for a shop very much like yours.

    I learned an awful lot going behind those "piece rate" installers.
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    www.autosupplyhouse.com/pdf/circular/0906_CASH_web...

    www.autosupplyhouse.com/pdf/circular/0906_CASH_web.pdf

    You will found purple dye on page 4
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    Have only seen it a couple of times. It wasn't...

    Have only seen it a couple of times.

    It wasn't in the flue it was in front of the main burner orfice of

    the units.
  45. Thread: Adjust TXV

    by knewguy
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    I agree with the above quote. I have only...

    I agree with the above quote.

    I have only adjusted a few TXVs in 20 years of working in the field.
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    Who let the smoke out?

    Who let the smoke out?
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    Just one question. Are these units fastened...

    Just one question.

    Are these units fastened together?
  48. Thread: Pro member

    by knewguy
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    go to the top of the main page the 2nd topic has...

    go to the top of the main page the 2nd topic has the link to

    the app for pro membership.
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    I'll second that.:yes:

    I'll second that.:yes:
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    Man you should be careful around that dead...

    Man you should be careful around that dead compressor burial ground.

    I have run into something close to your #6 pic.

    Local mall was replaceing their roof the roofing company and the manager
    ...
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