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  1. Well time for an update. I bought a 3.5 ton Rheem...

    Well time for an update. I bought a 3.5 ton Rheem setup instead of 3 ton so No one would be saying "I told you so ", and installed it with the hardstart I tried on the old unit. Had some help...
  2. Thanks for the comments. As I'm replacing the...

    Thanks for the comments. As I'm replacing the inside and outside units I'll flush the lineset to be sure.
  3. What I really meant was should the lineset be...

    What I really meant was should the lineset be flushed or just blown out with nitrogen /?
  4. Refrigerant contaminated by compressor seizure ? Comp ohms ok.

    I had posted before about my unit (scroll ) seizing due to freezing up often, previous owner wirebrushed evap to get hair off and damaged fins. I will be getting the new unit installed soon. What I...
  5. In the course we did a manual j for a 2088 sq. ft...

    In the course we did a manual j for a 2088 sq. ft new house with an irregular outside wall and double glass windows in this locale and it recommeded only 2.5 ton. This house is 25 years old but my...
  6. Okay I was reading about 5 2 1 kits here and it...

    Okay I was reading about 5 2 1 kits here and it says the relay matters so I will give my friend the 3.5/4/5 ton and buy a 1.5/3 ton if its a good idea to put one on from day one. I should also...
  7. I should add that the ducting has all been sealed...

    I should add that the ducting has all been sealed to the ceiling openings, and I have covered about half of the main duct and some of the longer flex drops with r11 fiberglass insulation. The house...
  8. Old unit packed it in, advise on replacement.

    Hello

    I had posted before about my home unit, it has finally died. The compressor seized, tried a hardstart after ohming out ok, but it wouldn't run. I was home when it quit and I thought it was a...
  9. Thread: HVAC strap

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    There's a glue called Goop, available at Walmart...

    There's a glue called Goop, available at Walmart , McCoys, Biglots or even Dollar general.There's RV goop, Plumbers goop, auto, Household all the same thing. One part, works on nearly everything...
  10. Thread: ANIMALS!!!

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    I was running some outlet wiring in a barn, had...

    I was running some outlet wiring in a barn, had to drill through a 16" thick beam (log) , didn't want wire underneath it unprotected. 2000 lb bull sniffing my arm while doing the outlet. Then he...
  11. I had a reputation for this kind of thinking at a...

    I had a reputation for this kind of thinking at a place I worked for 20 years. They could usually tell if a project was mine by the pile of drill chips beside it. Or the glue containers. I fixed one...
  12. Just wanted to say, nothing like thinking outside...

    Just wanted to say, nothing like thinking outside the box, making something work better, easier, cheaper but safe still. I have always tried to do things like this and mainly suceeded. Hard part is...
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    http://fieldpiece.com/tech-articles/142-pipe-tempe...

    http://fieldpiece.com/tech-articles/142-pipe-temperature-measurement-problems-and-solutions

    Some thoughts on what is required
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    I tried this when I was taking the course, as...

    I tried this when I was taking the course, as some people had their Fieldpiece clamps break. I got a 6" clamp at Biglots and glued a plastic v-block for alignment on one side with Goop. The other...
  15. I have 4 filters across entire doorway, all in...

    I have 4 filters across entire doorway, all in parallel, if the lower one is dirty the air can go up and over and still get filtered. There is no return duct, just the hallway. The bottom filter is...
  16. I missed a detail when I posted, I've tried...

    I missed a detail when I posted, I've tried increasing fan speed to high from medium, but it doesn't change the split, just noisier. Also the LL temp was 92 not 88. The unit has done this...
  17. Unit cools well, but occassionally freezes evaporator on mild nights-mid 70s

    Long post, just wanted to anticipate required information.

    Occasionally freezes evap overnight when temp drops to mid 70's. Otherwise Cools well, humidity good , pulls down fine. Drains checked...
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    The nitrogen pressure will increase and...

    The nitrogen pressure will increase and eventually force the valve to open. Like a regulator.
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    We were shown at school that you could charge an...

    We were shown at school that you could charge an a/c system properly on a cool day by partially blocking the condenser fan so the high side pressure would increase to the equivalent of 120 deg F...
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    Working as a small engine mechanic, someone said...

    Working as a small engine mechanic, someone said the backhoe/loader was hard to start. Looked at it and decided to change the + battery terminal clamp. Disconnected and began. Boss came out fairly...
  21. From St. Catharines, originally, later from near...

    From St. Catharines, originally, later from near Alliston, then went south of the border almost all the way to the next border.
  22. Took me 4 years to get it finalized, even with my...

    Took me 4 years to get it finalized, even with my wife a US Citizen. Medical checkups, shots for chicken pox, $$ forms without end, wait wait wait. Can't really say I would do it again. Economy is...
  23. Hard to do. You can get a US visa and residency...

    Hard to do. You can get a US visa and residency if your wife is a citizen, or if a company will apply for a visa for you. You're welcome to visit but its difficult to get residency. US Citizens have...
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    Search for the outfit online

    Search for the outfit online
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    If thats the people suggested by Chuckcrj they...

    If thats the people suggested by Chuckcrj they came to visit our class last fall. Bad vibe, not very forthcoming. As far as I know no-one is going there. One guy from the school went there and did...
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    Thanks, that's what I thought. It was a free test...

    Thanks, that's what I thought. It was a free test for me too. They were offering the card now that I passed the 608.
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    R410A certfication

    I just passed my 608 certification with Mainstream, took the test at Johnstone. Mainstream offered me a R410A Card for ($$$ reasonable) since I took that test online with them. Is their card...
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    Not for ending but when you get a call, say...

    Not for ending but when you get a call, say "Hello, You're looking good today", makes them look around. Worked even better before cell phones.
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    I would try floating the ground and taking a...

    I would try floating the ground and taking a reading. Could easily be something coming from the grounding.
  30. Best to not try any wrenches. Your friendly tech...

    Best to not try any wrenches. Your friendly tech has a special tool for this.
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    Well, I'm older than that and finishing an...

    Well, I'm older than that and finishing an associates. Several guys in my class are older than that too, and we all seem to do well. Its not any more difficult to learn at this age. You may already...
  32. No problem, glad we were able to help a bit. Hate...

    No problem, glad we were able to help a bit. Hate to see anyone hot.

    Something I've learned on this site , Check for things being factory spec or equivalent , don't assume because somethings there...
  33. Trying to respect the no DIY here . I think a...

    Trying to respect the no DIY here .

    I think a good tech would have this in 5 min

    Ok sounds like your motor is not seizing.

    Yes the fan blades should be the same size as original. Motor...
  34. For weed74 your fan is stopping, correct ?...

    For weed74

    your fan is stopping, correct ? New? not unheard of to get a new one that is ng. Or is blade hub too close to end?

    Try running one more time, when you have to shut it down try...
  35. Twilly, that's a great hint about showing the...

    Twilly, that's a great hint about showing the reading and leaving the part. Must cut down on the second guessing by customer.
  36. #2, Can't measure capacitance by current that...

    #2, Can't measure capacitance by current that simply, needs more info. Could be done with lab meters. Capacitance has to match the run winding reactance. Your meter might read different from...
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    Place I worked, they told me they found a 5 gal...

    Place I worked, they told me they found a 5 gal bucket balanced on a joist half full ,under a roof leak, over a drop ceiling, over someones desk. Luckily before it fell.
  38. For the record as a Regular guest, I'm trying to...

    For the record as a Regular guest, I'm trying to help without DIY. If the power is making computers and microwave oven reset it suggests a serious drop in voltage and the house breaker is maybe too...
  39. Time to call in that warranty. Your compressor is...

    Time to call in that warranty. Your compressor is fried and shutting down on its internal breaker instead of the house one.
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    You can get a 25 ft 1/4 "dia. plumbing snake...

    You can get a 25 ft 1/4 "dia. plumbing snake very cheaply. Try snaking out the line from the air handler end if your pipe comes apart there. Shouldn't do it from the low end , might damage coil,...
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    I was asking about any refrigerant compressor. ...

    I was asking about any refrigerant compressor. The sparking issue being why comps don't have a centrifugal start switch inside a refrigerant atmosphere; degrades refrigerant with the arcing. I...
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    Compressor bearings ; ball or sleeve ?

    I thought I read that compressor bearings had to be sleeve because of sparking issues in the refrigerant atmosphere. Can't find it again. Is this true? , I've never cut open a comp. Doesn't make...
  43. Check for ants getting into unit, can cause this;...

    Check for ants getting into unit, can cause this; no joke. Call a reputable company to repair. Can't discuss diy here
  44. Thanks for the advise

    Thanks for the advise
  45. Digital thermostat recommendations ? thanks

    I would like to have a digital tstat put in mainly for readability, power failure/ short cycling protection, temp setback and compressor cycles per hour. I probably have only 4 wires. Could run new...
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    What pressure is it ? Maybe they broke your...

    What pressure is it ? Maybe they broke your blend door in the duct or it's jammed partway or holed. Look for kinked line high side ? A/c control set wrong ?
  47. The comp is restarting against a load, maximum...

    The comp is restarting against a load, maximum discharge pressure. When the unit shuts down the pressures equalize; drop a lot. Easier to start. Oh, and a scroll might be restarting in reverse with a...
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    Just a wild stab in the dark by an older guy...

    Just a wild stab in the dark by an older guy taking a/c course & nearly finished; the expansion bulb should be attached with the metal bracket supplied, (not zipties) and completely insulated over...
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    Did he clean the evaporator ? Can't tell how...

    Did he clean the evaporator ? Can't tell how dirty it is by looking. Would explain low airflow. Old filter sucked up against evap. ?
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    Unit in the attic is not the best, looses...

    Unit in the attic is not the best, looses efficiency.
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