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  1. I agree, that's why I said I would try a...

    I agree, that's why I said I would try a different trap. I have seen coils get water logged where I've had to drain them down to get the condensate out before they started working, although once I...
  2. It shouldn't if the control valve is open, but...

    It shouldn't if the control valve is open, but when it closes it would need a vacuum breaker to prevent the coil from going into a vac. I guess I should've said if it has 8 psi of steam to the coil...
  3. Interesting thread. I vote vacuum breaker, and...

    Interesting thread. I vote vacuum breaker, and thinking a bucket trap may work better also. I'm with the others and just don't see how the coil could be causing it. Seems to me if you have 8 psi of...
  4. Thread: bad r22 can

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    A guy were I work stuck a tank in a sink full of...

    A guy were I work stuck a tank in a sink full of hot water to warm it up. When he walked back out to the truck to get his tools he heard an explosion. The tank blew up, and didn't even blow the...
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    It's like I said before I'm not saying this is...

    It's like I said before I'm not saying this is the only possible thing it could be. Obviously there are several things that can cause a Low Refrigerant Temp alarm. How hard is it to watch the amps...
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    Have you watched the amps on the display at start...

    Have you watched the amps on the display at start up? It's pretty simple to see if you are starting loaded, if the amps are above 45% then your starting loaded. If there close to 45% then your...
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    Yep that's what I'm talking about, there's some...

    Yep that's what I'm talking about, there's some other seals also if I remember correct that can cause similar problems. I realize it's hard to believe but I had two chillers last year going off on...
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    Call Trane tech support and ask them. I had it...

    Call Trane tech support and ask them. I had it happen on two different chillers last summer alone. The exv is stepped down and it sucks the suction pressure down real quick and it doesn't run long...
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    This is we're I'd start. Watch your display on...

    This is we're I'd start. Watch your display on start up watch the amps for that circuit if they go much higher than 45% then it's starting loaded. The RTAA is an older chiller a lot of times after so...
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    I have a 116 and have never had any luck with the...

    I have a 116 and have never had any luck with the temperature function on it. I bought a seperate fluke that only does temperature and it works good can't remember the model number right now.
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    I have the C&Ds and the appion. You can buy new...

    I have the C&Ds and the appion. You can buy new o rings for the c&ds I'm not sure if you can get them for the appions. I just got the appions and have to say I'm not to impressed with them yet. I...
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    Powering up a compressor under a deep vacuum will...

    Powering up a compressor under a deep vacuum will usually smoke the windings.
  13. Nice to know. I've had the same YJ vacuum pump...

    Nice to know. I've had the same YJ vacuum pump for over 7 years and rarely open the gas ballast on start up. I guess I'll start opening it now.
  14. Been there done that. **** happens. I found a...

    Been there done that. **** happens. I found a unit that was missing a screw and thought I would replace but apparently used to long of a screw and pierced the coil.
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    This just happened to me today, I had a capacitor...

    This just happened to me today, I had a capacitor that was rusted and couldn't read the label on it or the compressor. I had an instructor in school that taught me to measure the amps on the common...
  16. Thread: impact driver

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    A drill is for drilling, an impact is for driving...

    A drill is for drilling, an impact is for driving screws. When I use my drill to drive drywall or any phillips head screw it ends up stripping the head out 9 out of 10 times. A impact driver can...
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    Appion G5 Twin recovery unit. JB Platinum vacuum...

    Appion G5 Twin recovery unit.
    JB Platinum vacuum pump.
    Yellow Jacket micron gauge with replaceable sensor.
  18. Thread: fluke 116

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    I have the fluke 166/322 hvac combo kit. The 322...

    I have the fluke 166/322 hvac combo kit. The 322 is a clamp on amp meter. Both work great. One thing I really like about the 116 is the magnetic hanging strap, didn't know what I was missing until...
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    Been using milwaukee for the past year seem to be...

    Been using milwaukee for the past year seem to be great. Good battery life. I used dewalt before going to milwaukee, the dewalts are more powerful but the batteries don't last near as long and the...
  20. Thread: Vacuum Pump

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    JB platinum is a good vacuum pump. Get the 3/8"...

    JB platinum is a good vacuum pump. Get the 3/8" hoses to get a faster vacuum.
    The appion is good but there over $800.00. Little overkill for residential work imo. You can get a good JB or yellow...
  21. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    Thanks, called the Bloomington store they didn't...

    Thanks, called the Bloomington store they didn't have one but Indianapolis did and they are going to ship me one. Thanks for letting me know.
  22. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    Thank you

    Thank you
  23. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    The closest C.C. Dickson is about 3 hours away. ...

    The closest C.C. Dickson is about 3 hours away. I emailed Young Supply to see if they have any left they can ship me. If not I'll give Jason a call.
  24. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    I have been waiting for these to come out since I...

    I have been waiting for these to come out since I first read about them in September or October. I can't find one anywhere. I emailed Jason at Ace Tool and never heard back. So I emailed Jim Brooks...
  25. Thread: multi tool

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    I currently have a SOG, but don't care for it. ...

    I currently have a SOG, but don't care for it. The Powerlock blade lock sucks, my hand hits it and unlocks the blades everytime. The covers on the handles suck to, they fall off quite often. I'm...
  26. Most commercial units don't come with a factory...

    Most commercial units don't come with a factory charge weight stamped on them.
    If your running the unit at 50 degrees it should have some type of low ambient kit or a fan cycling switch, just...
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    Expansion Joints.

    Expansion Joints.
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    Relay!

    Relay!
  29. But if you just replace compressor you will still...

    But if you just replace compressor you will still have a matched system. If you go with a new heat pump and don't replace the indoor coil then you won't have a matched system which will effect...
  30. Why not just replace the compressor in the...

    Why not just replace the compressor in the current condensing unit. It should be much cheaper and it should last another 8 to 10 years.
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    Only if the unit holds more than 50 lbs. of...

    Only if the unit holds more than 50 lbs. of refrigerant, the leak must be repaired.
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    The duct probably has some kind of balancing...

    The duct probably has some kind of balancing damper in it. It is used to maintain static pressure in the duct as the zone dampers open and close. As the zone dampers start to close the balancing...
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    Yes trane is a good brand to go with as are the...

    Yes trane is a good brand to go with as are the other brands you have listed. Most all brands come with a good warranty usually 10 yrs. Like Baycieda has said a company that does good installation,...
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    I use a Fluke 116 although I don't totally trust...

    I use a Fluke 116 although I don't totally trust the temperature readings, sometimes it's 10 to 15 degrees off. Also have the clamp on that came with the kit I think its a 322.
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    weigh it in

    weigh it in
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    da bears!

    da bears!
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    Probably need to rebuild or replace steam trap. ...

    Probably need to rebuild or replace steam trap. If the traps not letting the water through it will back up and come out of the humidifier manifold.
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    Does this unit have low ambient dampers? If so...

    Does this unit have low ambient dampers? If so are they open? Also make sure all fans are running the right way by climbing on top of unit. I have seen these run backwards because of a bad run cap...
  39. Thread: at a loss

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    Have you checked the connections at the...

    Have you checked the connections at the compressor?
  40. Remember that its not just a filter its also a...

    Remember that its not just a filter its also a dryer. The dessicant has absorbed all it can when it was originally installed so any moisture that you don't get out after pulling a vacuum will not be...
  41. Thread: Low Humidity

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    gena Well, if you would de reading...

    [/QUOTE]gena Well, if you would de reading Humid1’s thread right from the beginning or if you wouldn’t be so quick reader then maybe you did not miss this:
    “However, it's rained here every couple of...
  42. Thread: Low Humidity

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    humid1 No fresh air intake. This a...

    [/QUOTE]humid1 No fresh air intake. This a builder grade install I'm trying to nurse as long as I can. I did have new return duct installed (increased size) and a UV light after the heat exchanger...
  43. Thread: Low Humidity

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    gena I would suggest you to install a...

    [QUOTE]gena I would suggest you to install a fresh air intake. In your case it will work as a humidifier, but on much cheaper scale, and this is in the code anyways.


    Gena, please explain to...
  44. Thread: Low Humidity

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    gary_g Quote: In the heating season, leaky ducts...

    gary_g Quote:
    In the heating season, leaky ducts do not cause dry air.

    Sorry Gary but you are wrong, a leaky return duct espesially if its in an attic will cause your indoor relative humidity...
  45. Thread: Low Humidity

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    tipsrfine is right, the relative in relative...

    tipsrfine is right, the relative in relative humidity means relative to the temperature. If its 60%Rh and 20DF outside, that 60%Rh goes way down once it infitrates into your home and is warmed up to...
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    Check the pressure switch in front of the fan....

    Check the pressure switch in front of the fan. Its down by the motor mounted on the panel to the right of it. It's the supply fan proving switch I have changed a few of those. If I remember...
  47. Thread: Carrier RTU

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    Check to see if you have 24V to the coil before...

    Check to see if you have 24V to the coil before pushing it in. If so make sure you have the right size of contactor FLA.
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    You say you pulled a one hour vacuum? Did you...

    You say you pulled a one hour vacuum? Did you have a micron gauge on it?
    Sounds like you have moisture in the system freezing up and causing a restriction. Purge with nitro, then pull another vac....
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    Normally with a txv or liquid line restriction...

    Normally with a txv or liquid line restriction the head pressure will run low not high, the mass flow of refrigerant is down so compression ratio will be down. I would check with the cust. and make...
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    There are two types of flares: 1. A flare that...

    There are two types of flares:
    1. A flare that leaks
    2. A flare that is going to leak!
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