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    I think a question requiring a technician to...

    I think a question requiring a technician to explain simple phase change of the refrigerant in the loop. see how many really understand what goes on inside.
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    +1

    +1
  3. i had the same situation on an A.O. Smith 75...

    i had the same situation on an A.O. Smith 75 gallon power vent water heater. i replaced the controller and HSI. i checked gas pressure, voltage and evweything. sometimes it would just not ignite....
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    Turns out it is a 13 seer non inverter type....

    Turns out it is a 13 seer non inverter type. Probably a good thing on a cheap model. It went together well. No leaks. Install instructions said it was charged for 15 feet of line set which is what I...
  5. i run two heat pumps in my house. i have my...

    i run two heat pumps in my house. i have my strips disabled. it was 13 degrees outside a couple weeks ago. my house was 63F inside. good enough for me.
  6. I have some off name Chinese mini's running in...

    I have some off name Chinese mini's running in some cheapskate rental apts. They have worked well. Watch out for the Chinese flare fittings leaking. Other than that good results.
  7. I have had mixed observations from all the...

    I have had mixed observations from all the brands. Most of the problems I ever see with any minisplit is not usually refrigeration related but electronically related such as failed inverter and...
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    Move the wires around until the suction line gets...

    Move the wires around until the suction line gets beer can cold. For heat....move them around again until the suction line is warm like mom's apple pie.
  9. I have installed a few different brands. If...

    I have installed a few different brands. If outdoor ambient gets below 10 degrees or so a lot of them will shutoff on low pressure etc "FF" code. They still need supplement heat.
    I find most average...
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    that's true

    that's true
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    Put a big saddle valve on it and recover it into...

    Put a big saddle valve on it and recover it into a recovery tank. Lol. One of those piercing valves. Hold it against the tank til all recovered. Better yet take it out in the country and put it in a...
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    omg. Lmao that's exactly what I was thinking

    omg. Lmao that's exactly what I was thinking
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    Would it be safe to say most domestic...

    Would it be safe to say most domestic refrigeration is "under charged" for the most part to prevent sweaty suction lines on the floor behind the fridge? The factory charge runs a high superheat on...
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    We need micro hoses with little valves on the...

    We need micro hoses with little valves on the ends for this.
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    Run it on high when in doubt.....yeeee hawww

    Run it on high when in doubt.....yeeee hawww
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    I will nitrogen leak test it and pull it down...

    I will nitrogen leak test it and pull it down using a micron gauge.
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    He will expect me to fix it.

    He will expect me to fix it.
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    I hope this thing is not a POS. I will be getting...

    I hope this thing is not a POS. I will be getting the call backs.
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    same here. Duculators slide charts are great .

    same here. Duculators slide charts are great .
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    I have some customers who are bad to not change...

    I have some customers who are bad to not change filters. A lot of times I insist we install a filter rack with a 6" thick pleated filter. The biggest one I can fit.
    This helps save their unit until...
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    that's a classic.

    that's a classic.
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    Doubtless aire Minisplit

    A friend of mine purchased a Ductlessaire minisplit 24,000 heat pump from Amazon. I am doing the installation. It was delivered to my shop. Have any of you dealt with ductless aire?

    It looks...
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    Subcooling I would think... full sightlass if it...

    Subcooling I would think... full sightlass if it has a receiver
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    Hahaha

    Hahaha
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    +1. There's a lot of variables. Duct location,...

    +1. There's a lot of variables. Duct location, run lengths, room sizes, heat loads, etc.
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    Just remember.....if the suction line a is Not...

    Just remember.....if the suction line a is
    Not beer can cold you need to add more Freon. In heat mode it should be like mom's warm apple pie.

    If you smell gas, put more TFE on it. Lol
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    We just installed a brand new 95% Bryant gas...

    We just installed a brand new 95% Bryant gas furnace for an elderly widow who has no money. At her advanced age and health problems, the banks would not loan her any money without her doing the deal...
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    lol I should run the vent pipe into the discharge...

    lol I should run the vent pipe into the discharge plenum. "Vent free" lmao
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    I see it all the time. Funny hearing them...

    I see it all the time. Funny hearing them complain about a small cut in their benefits. Nasty apartments. Bunch of dogs and cats. Stink.
  30. Did he ever say if the the suction line was...

    Did he ever say if the the suction line was sweating? Beer can cold.
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    I have an excellent condition GMPN120-5. Looks...

    I have an excellent condition GMPN120-5. Looks like someone has put a new HX, blower motor, B18 board, gas valve and inducer. We installed a GMH95090 in place of it.

    Its sitting in my garage...
  32. my buddy has a country store where we run air...

    my buddy has a country store where we run air conditioner condensers for walk in medium temp. 28 degree suction. R22 substitute gas (R424A) and (R422B).

    i added liquid receivers and suction...
  33. overcharged or clogged/ stuck closed outdoor txv...

    overcharged or clogged/ stuck closed outdoor txv is my guess.
  34. I love the heat shield behind the control board

    I love the heat shield behind the control board
  35. In heat mode, indoor temp 70 -72 F, outdoor temp...

    In heat mode, indoor temp 70 -72 F, outdoor temp 52F I would expect to see 10 degrees or so of superheat in heat mode at the outside coil before the reversing valve. That will get it close. Go back...
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    same here. I would not do it for a stranger. If a...

    same here. I would not do it for a stranger. If a rental owner that I know well wanted used and I had a clean safe used unit I would do it.
  37. Damn thing ran beer can cold way too long lol

    Damn thing ran beer can cold way too long lol
  38. I pulled the side panel. HX looked good. It was...

    I pulled the side panel. HX looked good. It was not near water but the house is in a rural country valley where its humid.
    I can't believe carrier makes junk like that. Makes Goodman gave packs...
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    don't be intimidated by heat pumps. Take a deep...

    don't be intimidated by heat pumps. Take a deep breath and concentrate on one thing at a time. I been doing this 20 years and I still get anxiety on some jobs.
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    I wonder how much life is shortened when the ecm...

    I wonder how much life is shortened when the ecm motor is downstream of a hot heat pump coil in heating mode?
  41. Another hunk of rust carrier 48GS package inducer

    Its always the same every time I get a call on one of these that are 7-10 years old. Hunk of rust. Drilling out screws, laying on the ground. I wish carrier would make those things out of stainless.
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    Its gonna take a lot of 404A

    Its gonna take a lot of 404A
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    I had a customer who destroyed a new unit...

    I had a customer who destroyed a new unit compressor in a year because of their nasty completely plugged filter. They put a new one in just before I came. I found the old one beside the trash can.
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    I had a customer who destroyed a new unit...

    I had a customer who destroyed a new unit compressor in a year because of their nasty completely plugged filter. They put a new one in just before I came. I found the old one beside the trash can.
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    I do not stock speciality items like WiFi stats....

    I do not stock speciality items like WiFi stats. Those are elective devices that I order on an as needed basis.
    I do carry pc fittings up to 3"
    Glue, cleaner and primer.
    some Fernco fittings....
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    Garrison is Goodman. So are some of the Napoleon...

    Garrison is Goodman. So are some of the Napoleon branded air handlers are just Goodman ARUF series.

    I ran into a double wide with a Garrison GX system.....all Goodman.
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    I hate working in restaurant kitchens while they...

    I hate working in restaurant kitchens while they are open. Total pain in the @$$.
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    I have a fix for it. Take it out and put in a...

    I have a fix for it. Take it out and put in a heat pump....voila! Fixed!!! Lol just kidding.
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    I have seen some real idiots that work for the...

    I have seen some real idiots that work for the two big satellite tv companies.
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    I never understood why Copeland puts those steel...

    I never understood why Copeland puts those steel valves on some of these new condensing units. They should send some orange rods with them.
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