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  1. Oops. POE oil in to an R-22 package unit. now what?

    I was called to a restaurant the other day and found a 2" section of the condenser coil blown open where it had been rubbing against the case. their was of course oil every where so I figured part of...
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    why is geo equipment pricing so high?

    Hey all, i am some what new to selling geo systems. i have two of my contractors asking for geo bids. i knew these were expensive systems but dang.

    a geothermal unit is basicly a heat pump package...
  3. called a lot by a apartment maintenance guy for advice and walkthroughs

    I have one particular guy who will call me and ask for advice. he tries to explain things but has a poor understanding of how HVAC components work. then he always says "so what do you think it is?"
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    oops. I meant to leave this in the resi section....

    oops. I meant to leave this in the resi section. oh well.

    @small change , yeah I really blame the landlords more, its there equipment. cant seem to get through to about 75% of them either. more...
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    gotta love tenants

    just wanted to share my find from earlier this week.

    I went to a no cooling call and found a solidly plugged filter and thought "well here's your problem".

    opened blower compartment to find...
  6. Ill take "problems caused by lack of air flow and...

    Ill take "problems caused by lack of air flow and dirt at the condenser" for $800 Alex.
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    ^ditto^

    ^ditto^
  8. Thread: O Yeah

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    so the new one has a leak then? where is the...

    so the new one has a leak then? where is the leak? is it a warranty issue?
  9. Working for the wrong guy can earn you a bad rep....

    Working for the wrong guy can earn you a bad rep. I was in an interview once when we started talking about how bad a particular company was and the stories about them. The owner said he would not...
  10. without a TXV its the same coil from the factory.

    without a TXV its the same coil from the factory.
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    If you run your finger inside the fan blades are...

    If you run your finger inside the fan blades are they dirty? If so I guaranty your coil is dirty. Also sometimes you can get a picture of a coil with a cell phone even when your head/eye ball can get...
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    There is demand for these units. We have...

    There is demand for these units. We have installed several. They are not for everyone but in some situations they are perfect. My favorite place is very old houses. (75 years or more) They are easy...
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    never used soft solder for any A/C joint, never...

    never used soft solder for any A/C joint, never had a problem. been to lots of leaks on systems where other people used soft solder. I just brazed over them with 15% silver, problem solved. So.......
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    the chances of a leak in a line set underground...

    the chances of a leak in a line set underground are exactly the same as the chances of a leak in a line set above ground. not impossible or even rare but most likely the leak is in the coil. IMO...
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    I love how they keep coming with "safer for the...

    I love how they keep coming with "safer for the environment " refrigerants, newest being R410-a, but still act like they are radio active nuclear waste. I hate to say something unpopular here and...
  16. Are there any good free manual j programs for download on the web?

    I have been using the 600-700sqft/ton rule for a while but would like to be more accurate and have something to show customers. Can I find a free manual J program? If not, what is the best buy?
  17. @Rcb2875 Love the Ben Franklin Quote. That...

    @Rcb2875

    Love the Ben Franklin Quote.

    That is all.
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    You're on the right track. Returns up stairs in...

    You're on the right track. Returns up stairs in all the rooms will help a lot, and leave your blower fan running. Circulating the air in the house helps to keep an even temp when no heating or...
  19. asked to give a 10 min talk at local org. what do i talk about?

    This question might not belong here but...... I was asked to give a 10 min talk to a group of local business leaders. I think its supposed to be a mix of "interesting information about your HVAC...
  20. Also the serial is naam104860 if that helps.

    Also the serial is naam104860 if that helps.
  21. What brand is this rooftop package unit 03cg036n04125d

    Anyone?
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    Could not agree more.

    Could not agree more.
  23. also, I want to jump in here and ask a question. ...

    also, I want to jump in here and ask a question.

    the word around these parts is that if you have a leak in a R-410A system you have to reclaim the contents and start over with fresh refrigerant...
  24. I would assume most of the time, if the unit...

    I would assume most of the time, if the unit still has half charge when I get there that the positive pressure inside the lines has kept moister out. I would only worry about water if;

    a. unit is...
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    Pretty seasonal job. Not as bad as some though....

    Pretty seasonal job. Not as bad as some though. If you are a good worker you can get on and stay on with a company who will try hard to keep you busy through the winter. Most owners feel responsible...
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