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  1. Thread: Wiring Fail

    by Birmingham
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    great answer.

    great answer.
  2. We got behind 2 years ago and had to put out some...

    We got behind 2 years ago and had to put out some "green techs" to let them do P.M. work unsupervised, 2 weeks later i ran a call on a noise, they had rolled a belt on so tight that the bearings had...
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    Hate to say it but apparently there is a rummer...

    Hate to say it but apparently there is a rummer going around my area that if you don't have any wire nuts just throw some tape on it, it'll be fine. not like that tape you paid 23 cents for at harbor...
  4. This is why I try extremely hard to sell service...

    This is why I try extremely hard to sell service agreements to customers with every new unit install.
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    I keep going back and forth, not really sure what...

    I keep going back and forth, not really sure what they did. Looks like they cleaned out the deck and installed 2 supports, seems like 45min to me

    no one has mentioned that they disconnect looks...
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    They are putting some of the Heat of compression...

    They are putting some of the Heat of compression into the water system to heat it. This will be a pre heater for the hot water system. This will lower the head pressure and allow a smaller condenser...
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    Also curious to see if at any point some frost...

    Also curious to see if at any point some frost showed up somewhere in the condenser.
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    at some point im guessing that there was a lot of...

    at some point im guessing that there was a lot of refrigerant added into this deal without it being mentioned. Low suction = add some juice. Ask any home warranty guy around, thats how ya do it.
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    curious, why does it matter? its a 5 ton coil,...

    curious, why does it matter? its a 5 ton coil, are you attempting to not change the case? may be a tough sell.
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    Alabama, Same attic heat. take breaks whenever...

    Alabama, Same attic heat. take breaks whenever needed, stay only as long as it takes. Get helpers, price the job out for what it will take, this means more when its too hot for one man to do the...
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    I would be on the phone trying to explain what i...

    I would be on the phone trying to explain what i needed to the duct guy and be like, im just going to drive over and draw it on a paper for you. no way I could explain that to my duct guy.
  12. Did something similar Its that sound/heat...

    Did something similar Its that sound/heat insulation that the put into cars under the carpet Its for nice cars. Its called FatMat. worked great. Im not very good about cleaning van so sometimes...
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    You see the guys picture in the chat thing right?...

    You see the guys picture in the chat thing right? Its just hard for me to take him serious as a contractor. 95% of those shows are doing small things wrong or changing things that would work just...
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    Climatrol Condenser

    Trying to figure out what size ac is existing at this home,

    Climatrol
    Model: 937-31 B
    Serial: 30031

    It's a side discharge, curious as to how oversized this unit is, 2 units on the house...
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    DigiCool 900 Temp Mod wire color?

    My helper was "helping" picked up my gauges off the unit by the the temp probe wires, needless to say they ripped right off the front of the gauges, it was the end of the day and i resisted telling...
  16. Had a guy put 3 cans of it in a chiller at my old...

    Had a guy put 3 cans of it in a chiller at my old company, the leak was easily found and truly not fixable without 5 days of down time, it did fix the leak for about a week and 3 oil pumps later and...
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    do yall where masks when dealing with this stuff?...

    do yall where masks when dealing with this stuff? I have always thought it was "natural stuff" never really thought about wearing a mask. I where them a lot when I use the chemicals.
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    i have had to add refrigerant find the leak make...

    i have had to add refrigerant find the leak make a note and return later to make the repair. This may be the best way to spread out your coil change-outs do a set number each month. for instance 10 a...
  19. I would steer clear of an copper coil at this...

    I would steer clear of an copper coil at this point.
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    Should also say i use oxy act for 99.9% not...

    Should also say i use oxy act for 99.9% not saying there is not a situation that you cant do with oxy that could be done with b tank. never seen one.

    Cutting tip, that little lever aka turbo for...
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    our supply houses have even stopped carrying b...

    our supply houses have even stopped carrying b tank. guess you could order it. i carry a map gas torch with the right tip it can work for brazing.
  22. Thread: Decked out!

    by Birmingham
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    This is why i keep a chain saw on my truck, not...

    This is why i keep a chain saw on my truck, not afraid to use it indoors also.
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    extremely common in Alabama. Seen blower wheels...

    extremely common in Alabama. Seen blower wheels completely full of mold totally round. Ill start taking pictures. Thought this was more common.
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    If i suspect a restriction I always add...

    If i suspect a restriction I always add refrigerant watch the suction not come up, the head go up and and sub cooling go way up, if in doubt add a bunch of refrigerant and watch it freeze at the...
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    Had a customer ask me this week if they could run...

    Had a customer ask me this week if they could run the unit while i changed it.
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    just to clarify i would never pitch my unit set...

    just to clarify i would never pitch my unit set up to a customer. Just saying that it works well for me in the way that i use it. mostly because i use it strangely
  27. what im saying is there are some distributer...

    what im saying is there are some distributer tubes that look very similar to cap tubes. if there is a place for wrenches to go its most likely a fixed metering device that looks like a cap tube.
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    So In a perfect world you would push for 16 seer...

    So In a perfect world you would push for 16 seer plus and a whole house dehumidifier system?

    For me this would lead to a unit in the 5 ton range that would cost in the low 5 digit range...
  29. Thread: Acid Flush

    by Birmingham
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    same, i have no prof it works. makes me feel...

    same, i have no prof it works. makes me feel better.
  30. Post a picture of said Cap tube. Is there a...

    Post a picture of said Cap tube.

    Is there a nut or place that you can put a wrench on the liquid line near or inside of the evaporator cabinet?

    Your missing a metering device. or the one in...
  31. Thread: 1/4' pipe

    by Birmingham
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    is the liquid line insulated? I work on a lot of...

    is the liquid line insulated? I work on a lot of 1/4 inch LL units. the old r-500 coils were mostly rated for r-22 also (at least what i have seen).
  32. horizontal flow furnace, down flow vent

    What is everyone using to change out horizontal flow furnaces that have a vent that factory goes through the blower compartment and out the return end of the furnace.

    Does anyone still make this...
  33. went out to the truck, "identification number"...

    went out to the truck,
    "identification number" cb4-26-1-ff-m
    "serial" 67-5

    must be the weakest serial number i have ever seen. im guessing its a 1967? the unit has aluminum wiring in it. and im...
  34. did it today didn't change the lines. i have the...

    did it today didn't change the lines. i have the tag in the truck, serial number is like 3 digits. i wrote down my numbers.

    I hooked up liquid line of new air handler to existing Cap tube and...
  35. in the apartments I always install a 2 ton air...

    in the apartments I always install a 2 ton air handler. I dont use the 1.5 ton model. they are the same measurements and are an ari match going up. plus they have 10kw kits that are de-rateable to 5....
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    I know there are copper termites in other places...

    I know there are copper termites in other places besides where i work.
  37. hooking it up today. dont know that i will...

    hooking it up today. dont know that i will finish, got another air handler that must be done today but cant get started on it till noon so will work on this one till then. Its a 1.5 ton condensing...
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    where are your buying them? Individually...

    where are your buying them?

    Individually fabricating them on an as needed basis?
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    what security cage is everyone using?

    security cages:

    What are you using?

    How much does one cost? (wholesale not what your charging. Markup is up to individual companies)

    What locks are you using?

    How secure are they really?
  40. does this unit have a liquid line cap tube?

    lennox model:cb4-26-1ffm
    serial:8-6-5145d-1 not 100% this is a serial number.


    I have recently taken over some new apartments. 8 of the 10 i have been in so far have these air...
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    This was going to be my guess, that it will be...

    This was going to be my guess, that it will be very obvious when you restart the new compressor. Or that the customer was running super dirty filter.
  42. Thread: Burnout

    by Birmingham
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    Agreed this is how i handle it. Also if the new...

    Agreed this is how i handle it. Also if the new condenser comes with a filter drier installed inside it I leave it and install another. ALWAYS return to remove both the liquid line driers and the...
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    In alabama its 3 days from the signing. Some of...

    In alabama its 3 days from the signing. Some of the local "big companies" have "on call" installers. they dont work 8-5 they are at home waiting on the install call to come. then they jump in there...
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    I have changed many compressors, and units. Had...

    I have changed many compressors, and units. Had one last week unit change out compressor lasted 2.5 weeks. extreme burnout. changed compressor everything good on start up. returned 5 days later...
  45. What does this do to customer cost? from me. They...

    What does this do to customer cost? from me. They would be just about as well off to change the evaporator. especially if it is a slide in change. If they have an evaporator so old i cant slide in i...
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    Not saying this doesn't exist good chance at some...

    Not saying this doesn't exist good chance at some point a manufacture put this in but it would be a first for me. I remove most of the mufflers i see. I have yet to ever have a negative side effect...
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    did you change the muffler? very often confused...

    did you change the muffler? very often confused with a filter drier.

    its about 1 foot from the compressor in the discharge line.
  48. if your car could turn the rpms needed to lock up...

    if your car could turn the rpms needed to lock up or destroy the ac compressor my guess is that you deleted it a long time ago to save weight and parasitic drag.
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    I had to have one of those made, unit was too...

    I had to have one of those made, unit was too close to a sloped portion of the roof. had no choice but to raise the unit up 4 feet to make it so the large physical size unit would not touch the...
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    you would think keeping good merv filters in the...

    you would think keeping good merv filters in the unit now that it has been running long enough to blow out the original construction dust.

    I have always seen those blue filters used in those....
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