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  1. I f the motor had more power, would be like a...

    I f the motor had more power, would be like a truck winch. wonder which would tip over first?
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    SOP for me now is to look into unit and check for...

    SOP for me now is to look into unit and check for rubbing wires and dist tubes. That's how many times, also, have prevented this from happening so many times.
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    Just replaced a coil today- the pan came out...

    Just replaced a coil today- the pan came out cracked. good thing I ordered one along w/coil.
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    All the pans I've seen in those a/hs don't like...

    All the pans I've seen in those a/hs don't like POE oil, so if there's the slightest refrigerant leak, the pan will crack again. (Unless it was damaged at install).

    Every time I replace a bad...
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    System was installed in 1955 or so, so hasn't...

    System was installed in 1955 or so, so hasn't held up too bad. not sure how old the plastic is, but there was only 6' or so of iron left in system. The original copper water pipes were still buried...
  6. I think one unit has copper hx, and the Navien...

    I think one unit has copper hx, and the Navien has stainless steel hx. Got the Navien at my moms house because the water there has low ph and tends to attack copper.
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    Think this one came up last month. furnace has...

    Think this one came up last month. furnace has a/c/heat selector switch, so the wires do double duty based on the selector switch position.
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    Thanks, guys. Had considered the shunt around...

    Thanks, guys. Had considered the shunt around switches, but thought wouldn't work. Didn't take into account the differing coils' resistance. They have several of the same model there, and none have...
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    its ok, a/cs can be haters, too.

    its ok, a/cs can be haters, too.
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    found the problem

    Yuck. started having some drain issues awhile back, last few months got worse, few week ago started to back up in tub when washer emptied. dug up the line and ran pc plastic piping in the feel fro...
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    lockout relay

    Had to rewire a unit's elec- mouse had started a fire and everything burned up in control compartment.

    While I was doing this wanted to do lockout relay so it would shut down if either pressure...
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    They must hate their ht pump, and it returned the...

    They must hate their ht pump, and it returned the favor.
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    nice lineset. don't see you pulling the blower...

    nice lineset. don't see you pulling the blower too easy, though. The 2x4 in the pan will keep the cabinet from shifting as well, hate when can't get the doors to line up after taking them off.

    Did...
  14. I have 1920s counter-weight windows in my house,...

    I have 1920s counter-weight windows in my house, with storms. At 2 tons and 40k load calc, don't see replacing the windows, even if they leak some. highest elec bill in last few yrs only broke $100
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    Tube rub is something should be checked during...

    Tube rub is something should be checked during install or tune-ups to prevent that sort failure. have seen many and was regularly checking any unit I working on before heard recommendation from Trane...
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    must have sealed the duct good

    must have sealed the duct good
  17. As old as that thing is, if it had a yellow tag,...

    As old as that thing is, if it had a yellow tag, wouldn't have seer number, would just say "suck"
  18. I've got a hole in the back yard where I dug up...

    I've got a hole in the back yard where I dug up the sewer line, now need to dig up under house to replace broken sewer line. 72 hr week then 60+ hr week last week, didn't have time to fix it yet.
    ...
  19. saw a mattress leaning against the basement wall...

    saw a mattress leaning against the basement wall one time. water got in there from time to time. The ticking was completely gone 4" up form the floor. nasty

    deer meat in mason jars, the pink color...
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    I'd say voltage. too. if it was a commercial...

    I'd say voltage. too. if it was a commercial bldg, maybe on high leg
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    boot was bashed shut when sheetrock was...

    boot was bashed shut when sheetrock was installed, since didn't need it anymore.
  22. beat me to it. fixed a unit few months ago that...

    beat me to it. fixed a unit few months ago that way, couldn't get parts for it anymore.
  23. adjust the register so doesn't blow on door? ...

    adjust the register so doesn't blow on door? Call installer, on some tstats the installer menu can be reset to a higher max setpoint.
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    LOL, hope you wore your flak jacket! The Nest...

    LOL, hope you wore your flak jacket!

    The Nest was not made for contractors, it was made by a software designer for the end user that likes the sleekness of I-phone peripherals. It was designed to...
  25. is the 17 seer unit still two stage, the 16 seer...

    is the 17 seer unit still two stage, the 16 seer hasn't been for a few yrs. It used to be that the basic two stage setup didn't have the dehumidify mode, but did do "enhanced mode" (low startup...
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    give valliant our regards :rolleyes:while you're...

    give valliant our regards :rolleyes:while you're over there, please.
  27. ha ha, good catch. if its a variable speed, it...

    ha ha, good catch. if its a variable speed, it never ran as good as should.
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    knew it would be bad....

    when even the screws were furry. Was icing up/ no air flow. cleaned the blower, evap coil and secondary hx. pressures fine after done.
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    no one got the reset button reference? Russians...

    no one got the reset button reference? Russians are racists,too, apparently.

    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/misspelled-reset-button-embarrasses-clinton/375144.html
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    Need to hit the reset button before it goes into...

    Need to hit the reset button before it goes into bigotry and chauvinism.
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    Reminds me of a poster I saw in a mexican...

    Reminds me of a poster I saw in a mexican restaurant one time. Mexican guy dressed like warrior king w/ chick hanging off his leg, standing in front of a classic Monte Carlo. Said "Aztec Pride".
    ...
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    Did you just go to the same class last week at...

    Did you just go to the same class last week at 'Conklin?
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    Had a condensor fan motor trip a 120A breaker,...

    Had a condensor fan motor trip a 120A breaker, intermittently, on a package unit. climbed up on top looking for a short and saw one of the fan wires loose, would flick around in air and bump the...
  34. If you're talking about the potable hot water,...

    If you're talking about the potable hot water, not heating side, it may be the new check valves/back flow preventers could be contributing to issue. On city water, there are no expansion tanks, but...
  35. If they don't care about the seer, them a dumb...

    If they don't care about the seer, them a dumb motor or an x13 could be put in it. The more it runs, the better it is to use a more efficient motor.
  36. Interesting some one brought up the sears...

    Interesting some one brought up the sears catalog. last century, that was the internet catalog people out in the country ordered stuff from, and was shipped to them, w/o ever going in a store.
    ...
  37. Sears seriously pissed off a lot of craftsman...

    Sears seriously pissed off a lot of craftsman customers by making them in china instead of USA, so its the net and not selling a chine made Craftsman printed allen wrench set for 20 when the same one...
  38. So where are the nail gun videos of diyers...

    So where are the nail gun videos of diyers sticking themselves to pieces of the house? Or that guy who got his arm caught in his boiler for a few days? Funny how that works.
  39. first time for everything. you are getting some...

    first time for everything. you are getting some good info, even if not what wished.


    If you have no issue w/losing features, good and well, the nest will connect w/ single stage furnace and a/c....
  40. will also trip any time delays and induce ghost...

    will also trip any time delays and induce ghost service calls when the tstat blanks out intermittently.


    some equipment does have interlock that prevents 2nd stage operation w/o call for 1st.
  41. someone is expecting to push the outdoor ambient...

    someone is expecting to push the outdoor ambient range lower than normal. it may frost up and the freezestat will cut out unit and allow coil to defrost.
  42. Thread: Drain

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    I do the same and since saw a furnace control...

    I do the same

    and since saw a furnace control bd get smoked, run a stub off evap coil so water can drip on floor instead of on floor via furnace.
  43. agree w/don't jump wires. if the system ran ok...

    agree w/don't jump wires. if the system ran ok for all these years (it DID run ok, right?), then something changed.

    could be airflow, dirty evap coil, bad metering device for heat mode, etc ...
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    The YJ gauge I have gives a 4 error every time I...

    The YJ gauge I have gives a 4 error every time I unplug the sensor w/it powered, so maybe not seeing the sensor input?
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    I think that if you have more than 2 deg diff...

    I think that if you have more than 2 deg diff between setpoint and room temp, this overrides the dehum function w/blower.

    Some of the units get tricky w/wiring, too, and you have to read both...
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    If it is this type system. must have call for G...

    If it is this type system. must have call for G during call for W1, if W2 also calls, will go straight to elec ht w/o jumper. OCC also needs R jumper.
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    Some of the package heat pump units use a...

    Some of the package heat pump units use a conventional tstat, weird. not sure who thought that was a good idea.

    I think a w call starts the compressor heat mode w/that setup.
  48. If you have your master hvac for one yr, can go...

    If you have your master hvac for one yr, can go for gas card.

    In some states gas piping, hydronics can be either plumber or hvac trade. So far as I know, covers natural and propane piping systems
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    The Malco's I have hold up well. The only decent...

    The Malco's I have hold up well. The only decent extension I could find is also a Malco.
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    Was at a job last week and looked up at truss and...

    Was at a job last week and looked up at truss and said "hey, they installed the roof backwards." Apparently blueprints don't get read enough, either.
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