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  1. Well, it's nice to see that most of you recognize...

    Well, it's nice to see that most of you recognize that the repair wasn't anywhere near the quoted repair price.....I was recently faced with a similar decision and opted to repair my system on my own...
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    Here's another to demonstrate that fraud and...

    Here's another to demonstrate that fraud and incompetence isn't unique to HVAC industry:


    http://youtu.be/wiCAJ8ULnaI
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    It happens but I am of the opinion that it's not...

    It happens but I am of the opinion that it's not as prevalent as you've observed. We can agree to disagree here........

    Oh, BTW, the observations you made could have, and likely were, installed by...
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    Well, from what I can see here you guys assume...

    Well, from what I can see here you guys assume that nobody else has ever worked refrigeration, ever......You would be wrong on that assumption. At 62 years young, and retired, in my working life I've...
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    100% of the videos I'm referring to are presented...

    100% of the videos I'm referring to are presented by HVAC professionals, most in the trade for 20+ years and some posted by manufactures such as Danfoss and Copeland.......I've found the quality of...
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    Well, this site provides many DIY topics because...

    Well, this site provides many DIY topics because frankly, as a homeowner, I find you guys just can't help yourselves when discussing technical issues and processes.......

    Having said that, almost...
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    This is too funny

    Forgive me if this's been posted before but I thought it worthy of a look.....I'm wondering what happens to the air in the Propane tank as he fills them as he never mentions evacuating it.....

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    Are these the questions you refer to as inept? Me...

    Are these the questions you refer to as inept? Me thinks you have an ego, sir...




    Firstly, I did not ask your advice about HOW to make any measurement at all. I never once asked you how to...
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    Don't have the equipment to do so and don't care...

    Don't have the equipment to do so and don't care to either, LOL........My visual with a mirror is good enough for now.

    I am not in the HVAC business but there's no tradesman that's going to tell...
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    You mean post #15? This is what I said.......

    You mean post #15?

    This is what I said....
    "BTW, I did the Compressor change-out myself.
    Put in a used Copeland 61k Scroll compressor. I did it myself, start to finish- acid tests, recovery...
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    Yes, embarrassingly I know that now. I've always...

    Yes, embarrassingly I know that now. I've always had my coil (in other homes) above my furnace and I made some bad assumptions. Thanks for the reply.



    I did not install this system myself and...
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    You did no diagnosis as there was never a...

    You did no diagnosis as there was never a problem, LOL:whistle:.....Just my misconception and believe me over time I would have come up with the right answers anyway (as I did). A diagnosis is...
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    Eating crow.....Yes, the airflow is...

    Eating crow.....Yes, the airflow is correct......I let the location of the return register skew my senses as I could not understand why anyone would not orient the plenum to directly hook up to the...
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    Ok, so I got suspicious for two reasons: 1) the...

    Ok, so I got suspicious for two reasons: 1) the cleanliness of the coils, and two the UNORTHDOX orientation of the evap coil, and it is indeed a suspicious hookup, at least to me. I'm an old fart but...
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    I'm well aware of the sides that get dirty....I...

    I'm well aware of the sides that get dirty....I checked all FOUR sides of the evap coil, top, bottom and both of the same on the inside mouth of the coil.....

    Well, we're finally getting close to...
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    Lol, ok so (maybe) I'm wrong.....Isn't the...

    Lol, ok so (maybe) I'm wrong.....Isn't the airflow from the return register (which is inside the living space to the left in the photo and believe me I know it's the return) through the blower motor...
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    Evap orientation in handler?

    Carrier Heat pump- 5 ton. Air handler is mounted horizontally in a cavity in the ceiling in the garage. This is typical installation in many home here in Florida.

    In my never ending quest to...
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    I got the Mastercool....I didn't see the...

    I got the Mastercool....I didn't see the TechSelect brand there.
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    Thanks all. I just found some at NAPA. They...

    Thanks all.

    I just found some at NAPA. They say they carry it all the time. It's nice to know I can get it without waiting and I can just pick it up when I need it.......
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    I've tried Autozone and Advanced before....takes...

    I've tried Autozone and Advanced before....takes more than a week most of the time. We have an O'Reilly's that just opened up. I'll try them this time around.

    Thanks all.....
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    Don't have a local Grainger and Johnstone won't...

    Don't have a local Grainger and Johnstone won't sell to me, sigh.....

    I live about 40 miles north of Tampa.....
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    Where does one find Vacuum Pump Oil, locally?

    Where does one find Vacuum Pump Oil, locally? Keep in mind that I am NOT a contractor but I do use my pump on automotive 'stuff'.....

    I bought some on ebay but the shipping is a killer...Must be a...
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    Well, I haven't actually measured the temperature...

    Well, I haven't actually measured the temperature of the top of the compressor (what would be 'hot'?) but I have checked the sub cooling myself and it's around 10 degrees which is what its supposed...
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    No Bill, I've got all my answers....I at least...

    No Bill, I've got all my answers....I at least like to have a cursory knowledge of what's 'under the hood' in case this thing does decide its had enough...I at least know where the run cap is and the...
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    Well, I was able to read the label and it...

    Well, I was able to read the label and it says.....MUFFLER....

    So my own ignorance and inexperience led me to believe that there were two driers when only one exists in the system......:oops:
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