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  1. The reason for this thread in the first place was...

    The reason for this thread in the first place was really to see if it is worth the trip to just to go with a replacement media filter at the grille or spend the money to go with the media filter...
  2. How would that affect performances? Does slower...

    How would that affect performances? Does slower velocity equates to better cooling? Better humidity reduction? Better noise reduction? Lower electricity costs?

    Also, would a larger media...
  3. How annoying is it at the grille? Is it pretty...

    How annoying is it at the grille? Is it pretty noticeable? And did you say "increase" static pressure at the box? Don't we want to keep static pressure lower though? Please advise...
  4. Which is better ? Grille Media Filter vs. Housing Media Filter +

    I've been looking into this option - replacing my 1" with a 4" media filter at the return grille.

    Would this option at the return grille gives the same performance as the one at the blower? If...
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    Media air filter

    I've been looking into this option myself - replacing my 1" with a 4" media filter at the return grille. Let me ask further on this matter: Would this option at the return grille gives the same...
  6. I have no problem with the business, customer...

    I have no problem with the business, customer service, or the communication sides. My problem right now is technical. I am dedicating myself to learning thoroughly an area of HVAC each month until...
  7. Well, which one is easier to use? Has better...

    Well, which one is easier to use? Has better features? More reliable? I kind of like the Testo because it looks smaller, fitting the hand better and it has a nice hard case. The Fieldpiece looks...
  8. What is in reversed? The compressor? The gauge?...

    What is in reversed? The compressor? The gauge? Man I get a headache reading this thread! LOL
  9. Digital Manifold Gauges - Fieldpiece SMAN or Testo 5 Series

    I need one of these digital gauges so I can get better at my job.

    Initially I was looking at the Fieldpiece, but now I'm leaning toward the Testo because it's smaller and comes with a hard case.
    ...
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    Haha.... come on now, there's lots of Goodman...

    Haha.... come on now, there's lots of Goodman sold here in Houston. I see most of them in Apartments and such.
  11. Thanks, some of you guys are really compassionate...

    Thanks, some of you guys are really compassionate and honest about this trade.

    Note to self: Reread Superheat and Subcooling this weekend!
    (Oh yeah! I definitely going to get that new...
  12. I respect "the man" alot and his knowledge of the...

    I respect "the man" alot and his knowledge of the trade. Perhaps he's been doing this for a long time that he "feels" thing. I know.. I know.. I'm confused myself. Me and him don't see eye to eye...
  13. 70 psig on the suction line.

    70 psig on the suction line.
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    So what's wrong with a Goodman???

    So what's wrong with a Goodman???
  15. * Charging via Suction Line - Still Work??? *

    My boss taught me that charging a system about 70 when ambient is cool and 75 when ambient is hot, should be "within range" and system should work fine. I did asked him once why not charged the...
  16. Okay I think I can close this thread now. It's...

    Okay I think I can close this thread now. It's getting weird in here!

    Thanks so much for full of life lessons. I'll be back for more!
  17. Great advices, thank you. Here's my plan...

    Great advices, thank you.

    Here's my plan from now to the new cooling season is to attack a particular areas of learning to improve my skills.

    Step 1: Pychrometric chart/humidity... Step 2:...
  18. * What area of learning is crucial in HVAC? *

    Man I thought I knew a few thing or two about HVAC, but ever since I got on to hvac-talk.com I know crap!!! Okay so here's the questions for ALL experts and pros:

    What three areas MUST I need to...
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    * Your Preference for Your Own Home *

    Just want to get the pros opinion on your own home preference.
    What combination of Condenser and Coil would you use for your home? And why?

    My current Houston, TX home:
    1800 Square Feet / 1...
  20. I get your math, hvacrmedic, but I'm not all...

    I get your math, hvacrmedic, but I'm not all convince. If you have a higher SEER, wouldn't you use less wattage per month?

    A professor on mind did this math and came out about $150/month saving,...
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    Roboteq, why may I ask, about the txv as being...

    Roboteq, why may I ask, about the txv as being preferred on mismatch?
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    amd, can those expensive air filters affect...

    amd, can those expensive air filters affect return air, thus affecting supply air?
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    Let me rephrase my question. If you're at a...

    Let me rephrase my question. If you're at a service call and determined that the HO needs a smaller/larger return air or additional return air, what are you using to base that on? And how?
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    * Additional Return Vent - WHY??? *

    There are lots of talk about additional return air from the experts here, but I have no clue what you guys are using to determine a need to additional return vent. I thought there should be only one...
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    WOW!!! kevster, is this list unique to Florida...

    WOW!!! kevster, is this list unique to Florida and surrounding areas. Here in Texas, never heard of these brands except Magtag and Frig.

    That's great, now there's more brands for me to resource...
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    Well beshvac, what's your order of list consists...

    Well beshvac, what's your order of list consists off???
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    HeyBob, where would Rheen/RUUD and Goodman fall...

    HeyBob, where would Rheen/RUUD and Goodman fall into this list?
  28. Just today, put away ALL the tools, vacuum pump,...

    Just today, put away ALL the tools, vacuum pump, leak check, soldering tools, voltmeter, etc.... then realized forgot to change out the liquid line drier. Holy crap.... got to take everything back...
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    Wow wow... did I open a can of worm a** whipping?...

    Wow wow... did I open a can of worm a** whipping? I don't want to compare high end to high end because everybody has their take on them. Let's say I recommend Carrier but the customer don't want to...
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    Does this mean that if you want high end go with...

    Does this mean that if you want high end go with Carrier, next level down go with Bryant, and even lower go with Payne???
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    AC Company List

    Does anyone has a list or know sites that list who owns what company?

    I know Amana belongs to Goodman.
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    Hey guys, there's something to be learn from this...

    Hey guys, there's something to be learn from this thread. I just want to pose a few questions to the experts:

    1. Can we conclude that nitrogen still resided in the system, causing high pressure...
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    *** Digital Manifold Gauges ***

    Looking to get a digital manifold gauges around $200 to $300 price ranges. I know there's Testo, Fieldpiece, JB, Robinair, and probably others.

    Just want to get you guys input. Pros and Cons. ...
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    In line with mismatch unit, I read in one of the...

    In line with mismatch unit, I read in one of the thread that small coil, which run longer, will remove humidity better. Then someone said, no the larger coil will because it removes heat better or...
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    *** What factor(s) control humidity? ***

    Okay, some of you experts are REALLY REALLY confusion amateurs like us? Some say small coil vs. big coil, some big coil vs. small coil, some higher SEER, some big condenser vs. small coil, some...
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    By the way, we gauged it up and suction line was...

    By the way, we gauged it up and suction line was about 150psi and discharge line was about 130psi.

    4. Can anyone explain this?
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    *** Suction Dryer Freezing Suction Line ***

    A customer called us up and said one of the line at the outside condenser was freezing up (it was the suction line). A licensed contractor and I got there and did not notice any freezing at the...
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    Just reading the expert remarks on head...

    Just reading the expert remarks on head pressures, affected by ambient temp. How about suction pressure? What affects that? Which is more important when looking at the gauges? Suction or...
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    Hi shhvac14, can I jump in here with a question? ...

    Hi shhvac14, can I jump in here with a question? I want to learn more from the professional members since I've just started part-time in HVAC for 4 years. There's a lot of questions I want to ask...
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    Thanks guys for the information. Sorry I'm new. ...

    Thanks guys for the information. Sorry I'm new. I'll post better description next time.
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    Oh by the way, we clean the condenser but didn't...

    Oh by the way, we clean the condenser but didn't get the superheat or subcooling readings.
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    This one unit houses 2 compressors and the one...

    This one unit houses 2 compressors and the one closes to the nameplate is tripping every 5 minutes and high pressure switch has to be reset. Initially it was overcharged with 85psi low side and...
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    Thanks for the info KLS and HVAC69. So what...

    Thanks for the info KLS and HVAC69.

    So what you guys are saying is that this unit (with 2 compressors) can either be hooked up to one evap coil or two individual evap coils. I'm getting the...
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    I am a certified HVAC technician by the way, but...

    I am a certified HVAC technician by the way, but haven't been in the business for a long time. Well let me simplified the question then since the previous work was probably a hacked job. Can...
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    How's Dual Compressors work?

    Hello, need some help explaining this situation. A customer of mine has a game room that works on ONLY one unit with dual compressor. He initially has two workable packaging units, but for whatever...
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