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    I'd check the insulation in the coil box. I've...

    I'd check the insulation in the coil box. I've had two different systems installed horizonally that had insulation fall down and cover the top half of the coil. I used some pipe strap and screws to...
  2. It could also be a failed capacitor (some...

    It could also be a failed capacitor (some compressors will run with a bad cap, they just use more power)
    The outdoor coils could be filthy.
    I'd have someone check the heat strips as previously ...
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    It's hard to tell what the issue is until you do...

    It's hard to tell what the issue is until you do a visual inspection and do some testing. That's why long distance diagnosis is not very productive. They all look fine from my house.

    Sometimes a...
  4. The Supco is not as robust as the OEM or a 5-2-1...

    The Supco is not as robust as the OEM or a 5-2-1 start kit. I would not recomment a Supco in this application.
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    Most sytems can be retrofitted to different...

    Most sytems can be retrofitted to different defrost control boards. Retrofits are harder and take more time depending on specifics of your system.

    It would help to find an experienced ( + 8...
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    Shepherds crook here too. Use it several times...

    Shepherds crook here too. Use it several times per week.
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    Put it in test mode and check delta t. You have...

    Put it in test mode and check delta t. You have access to the coils to tell if they are clean. Clean them if dirty. They have sensors out the wazoo to tell you when something breaks. Have codes to...
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    I don't know your experience or knowledge level. ...

    I don't know your experience or knowledge level. How high is the head pressure and the type of refrigerant? What would normal pressures be at your ambient temperature?

    Close the side panel. Air...
  9. Carrier or Bryant with a two stage Bristol recip...

    Carrier or Bryant with a two stage Bristol recip compressor will stop when changing stages. Normal operation. It works at 100% when it spins in one direction. 50% in the other direction. Must come...
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    The faster the repair gets made, the better it...

    The faster the repair gets made, the better it is for you. Should have had a guy come out and fix it that day. Any delay seems like stalling tactics. Your customer is just watching out for their...
  11. There could be many different reasons the ac is...

    There could be many different reasons the ac is not cooling. Something may have broken, sometimes even a new car breaks soon after leaving the factory. I've had new parts that were bad straight out...
  12. Technical support said to change the ribbon...

    Technical support said to change the ribbon cable. I'd do as they suggest.

    Not specific to the Stulz, for those who hadn't seen many on high pressure lockouts in general: Was your amp draw on...
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    Sometimes you pay so little that it's not...

    Sometimes you pay so little that it's not possible to get what you expect.

    Unlike many professions, an AC and Heating company makes most of its income when there are extremes in weather. Demand...
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    As far as I know the Infinity control already has...

    As far as I know the Infinity control already has the dual fuel stuff programmed into it, lots of options. No need for a dual fuel kit.
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    Interesting thing about the history of abortion...

    Interesting thing about the history of abortion being legal in all 50 states. It was close to becoming illegal in a majority of them before ROE V WADE. The issue was losing in the states. State...
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    I don't deal much with Rhee/Ruud so I don't know...

    I don't deal much with Rhee/Ruud so I don't know what they're making today. We do alot of commercial repairs and replacements and still do a lot of 460/480v stuff.
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    Get the 480v unit and make things simpler. It...

    Get the 480v unit and make things simpler. It will free up time to do other work. Those little conversion details will eat your lunch and suck all the joy out of life if not bid into the job up...
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    Have a smart phone? Take a picture of the next...

    Have a smart phone? Take a picture of the next superheat charging chart you see, rename the picture to the brand model number charging chart.
    Collect them like baseball cards. Copy them to your...
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    Some Tranes used two different run capacitors in...

    Some Tranes used two different run capacitors in parallel for a trickle feed crankcase heat. One of them had a resistor across it and, that resistor bled current through the start windings using a...
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    It's possible to tie backup power to run anything...

    It's possible to tie backup power to run anything you want. The issue of concern is backfeeding the power grid and electrocuting someone while they're trying to fix a power issue. Interties into...
  21. I find the cost of housing is still affordable in...

    I find the cost of housing is still affordable in certain parts of Austin. Affordable is usually more than you want to pay.
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    Low cost AC trunk line. Could have been done to...

    Low cost AC trunk line. Could have been done to fix a problem with air distribution. I agree with Rodney28334. You can make it pretty and wall it off with 2x4's, sheetrock and paint.
  23. Have a company spray the underside of the roof...

    Have a company spray the underside of the roof deck with Heatblock Ultra radiant heat barrier. It will cut down on the radiation of heat off of the roof deck. The total space between the roof deck...
  24. The last guy out seems to get the blame for...

    The last guy out seems to get the blame for anything going wrong. I've seen a lot of different things break and they were all working a little earlier. It's disconcerting to have a component ...
  25. It's hard to determine what is causing the...

    It's hard to determine what is causing the problem without testing. A bad breaker or breaker connections inside the electrical breaker panel or equipment dsconnect are frequently overlooked by...
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