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    I have a customer with a xp21. I've replaced the...

    I have a customer with a xp21. I've replaced the condensor fan motor twice. Each fan motor only lasted for 2 years....and yes, putting the conduit through the fan shroud is a PITA!
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    I had to remove a gas furnace and install a new...

    I had to remove a gas furnace and install a new electric furnace for a person who hasn't paid their gas bill in months. The gas company ended up removing the meter and capping off the line outside of...
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    I use 5ft hoses. The ends will get rusty over...

    I use 5ft hoses. The ends will get rusty over time and when they look bad to me, I get them replaced. I used 6ft before, and it seemed to take forever for the vinegar to start to flow through them....
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    I do all the tankless maintenance and service...

    I do all the tankless maintenance and service calls where I work. I just flush it out with white vinegar using a discharge only pump through the cold water isolation valve via a hose. I recirculate...
  5. :ditto: usually a 1/4turn ball valve. Lennox also...

    :ditto: usually a 1/4turn ball valve. Lennox also uses this on some of their larger units, usually 3tons and up.
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    I'm experiencing something very similar this last...

    I'm experiencing something very similar this last week. Another tech has been out once, I've been out 3 times. Went yesterday with the boss. Customer recorded the sound and it sounds like a siren for...
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    This is a very good reminder to check the expiry....

    This is a very good reminder to check the expiry. A few weeks back I was going through my licenses for work, and found out that my ODP card was set to expire in 3days. Called HRAI the next day and...
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    313D is a CofQ test, and its 5000hrs......

    313D is a CofQ test, and its 5000hrs......
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    I wrote it a couple years back now and passed....

    I wrote it a couple years back now and passed. From what I remember, it started off easy with basic safety and tool questions. Then it got more in depth with theory, troubleshooting question,...
  10. Thread: Fieldpiece

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    I'm trying to find a supplier in the Toronto,...

    I'm trying to find a supplier in the Toronto, Ontario area that carries Fieldpiece, and so far no one does. Been to 5 different suppliers this week and no one carries fieldpiece!!!
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    Freon Theft

    Seems like its pretty common in the US, didn't expect to read that its happening closer to home...

    http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/05/man-arrested-following-unusual-freon-theft



    for some...
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    Yup. I hate having call backs. And with my luck,...

    Yup. I hate having call backs. And with my luck, I'll get that call at the most inconvenient time lol. If I get lazy, and we all do, I usually say to myself "I don't want to come back here for any...
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    it takes minimal time to test it. If the customer...

    it takes minimal time to test it. If the customer says no, then make sure its documented. If they call back, it will be a service fee and part.

    it should have been tested regardless IMO......
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    :ditto: Did you measure its capacitance when...

    :ditto:

    Did you measure its capacitance when you did the tune up, and if so, were they within specs?
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    LOL--I think I know where you took that picture....

    LOL--I think I know where you took that picture. I've seen that transit before too. It looks good, not your money, so who cares lol.
  16. XC14-048-230 would be the model...this is a very...

    XC14-048-230 would be the model...this is a very good unit, but at 4ton, which I don't see a lot of in my area, it may be a little on the louder side compared to the smaller XC14 models that I...
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    doubt that its 13yrs old..the last production...

    doubt that its 13yrs old..the last production year of that model to my knowledge was 1992/1993...

    in either case, contactor is probably not bad, more of a short in the high voltage side, have it...
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    just an update--the test leads I had were bad....

    just an update--the test leads I had were bad. Threw them out and used the ones that came with it, and never had an issue since.

    Now I just need to pick up a new set of leads as a back up!
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    :.02: Could be that the blower door panel is...

    :.02:

    Could be that the blower door panel is slightly loose causing it to whistle. Simple test is run the fan and press your hand against the door to see if it goes away. If yes, remove door and...
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    Thanks for the replies--I switched to another set...

    Thanks for the replies--I switched to another set of leads and will try them for a while....
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    Fieldpiece SC56 Issue...

    Anyone have issues with it reading voltages?

    Had an a/c unit running, went to check line voltage and meter read 8vac. Checked leads and were ok. Have to switch unit off and back on to read...
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    As a service tech, I don't always know what is...

    As a service tech, I don't always know what is going on behind the scenes in terms of certain permits. But I know that we pull electrical permits on all furnace and/or a/c jobs we install. We always...
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    :ditto: On another note, if the vent length is...

    :ditto:

    On another note, if the vent length is within allowable limits, make sure the insulate the exhaust vent as well.....
  24. As Bigbacardi said, experience plays a huge roll....

    As Bigbacardi said, experience plays a huge roll. You kind of know what to look for, where to look for it, and what to expect. I'm sure the same applies for commercial, I do 100% residential work......
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    Digital Psychrometer Recommendation

    Hey guys!

    Well, its that time of year where I start getting myself prepared for the upcoming cooling season.

    I've been thinking of getting a digital psychrometer for quick readings. I've been...
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    I was there last July and will be going there...

    I was there last July and will be going there again this summer. And yes, very difficult to take it all in when your there...

    here's a picture during the Hudson river boat tour of the tower, lots...
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    they get red tagged immediately. Based on the...

    they get red tagged immediately. Based on the circumstances, I will advise a replacement furnace. I'll always quote the repair costs for it and let the HO decide.

    All the ones that had the...
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    I've had the plastic sight glass melt. All due to...

    I've had the plastic sight glass melt. All due to clogged secondary heat exchangers on them. Check for carbon monoxide in the flue, you'll usually have a nasty smell outdoors as well. Either case,...
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    just to add my :.02: that model of furnace is...

    just to add my :.02:

    that model of furnace is relatively quiet. You may have other issues. To start, the installers really should have two-piped that unit for maximum efficiency and to help reduce...
  30. more than likely plugged secondary heat...

    more than likely plugged secondary heat exchanger. I would advise not using that furnace until its checked. Do not inhale the exhaust fumes outdoors--carbon monoxide levels will be extremely high...
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    Stop using that furnace immediately and call a...

    Stop using that furnace immediately and call a professional to look at it. You could possibly have a cracked heat exchanger that will increase your risk of carbon monoxide. This is a picture of a...
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    that's the way I prefer to have it. I've had many...

    that's the way I prefer to have it. I've had many calls like this where the home inspector recommended a qualified service technician--and in some cases, I'm really glad they did!
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    wow! What I like about the local codes up here...

    wow!

    What I like about the local codes up here is if I see something like that, I'm obligated to say something, issue warning tags(immediate or non-immediate hazards), and inform the utility to...
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    Update

    just occurred to me that I didn't give an update on this.

    We installed the kit, took about 2.5hrs. Didn't rush through it and did it step by step. Didn't have to remove the fireplace, managed to...
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    never had a noise issue with the Healthy Climate...

    never had a noise issue with the Healthy Climate humidifier. In fact, just last week I went to check on one that wasn't working (customer had water supply turned off to it). And to my surprise, it...
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    I'm sorry, but I fail to see where it says that...

    I'm sorry, but I fail to see where it says that we are allowed to unlock the meter in any situation where it is reasonable, other than for use of temporary construction heat

    "When installing...
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    Ok thanks! This is only for homes under...

    Ok thanks! This is only for homes under construction--which will allow the furnace to run to provide heat.
    Otherwise, everything else pertaining new gas service, excluding new home construction,...
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    :ditto: that's all news to me. Any hard...

    :ditto: that's all news to me. Any hard documentation that says this is allowed will be great.
  39. anyone else notice that the noise on start up at ...

    anyone else notice that the noise on start up at :07sec., is similar to :54secs and 1:33.? Tstat, wiring, relay issue somewhere is possible......:gah: let us know how its resolved.

    sometimes the...
  40. watched the video a few times, really hard to...

    watched the video a few times, really hard to say. I wonder if the regulator on the gas meter is faulty, especially when outdoor temperature drops. Might be allowing some gas through enough for...
  41. definitely not a good sound. Not overly familiar...

    definitely not a good sound. Not overly familiar with rheems 90% furnace in terms of the heat exchanger design. but I did have a rheem mid-efficiency furnace last year where the weld holding the tube...
  42. :ditto: That would be a red-flag in my books...

    :ditto:

    That would be a red-flag in my books and warning tag issued--no real solution that I can think of other than replacing the furnace. Doubt it would even get a variance up here in Ontario to...
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    found this link, provided the utility is Enbridge...

    found this link, provided the utility is Enbridge in your area. Only states that you can unlock the meter if using a construction heater OR using a furnace to heat a home under construction. As long...
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    keep in mind to that you are not responsible for...

    keep in mind to that you are not responsible for the main shut off valve on the gas meter. That is considered property of the utility. You are only responsible really for the supply gas piping...
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    here, everything is installed and ready to go for...

    here, everything is installed and ready to go for the gas company to come out. They will inspect gas piping, venting, appliance installation etc. for code compliance. They unlock the meter and do the...
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    No-not allowed. Utility has to come out and...

    No-not allowed. Utility has to come out and inspect NEW installation--ie: new gas service to home like oil-gas or new home construction.

    Never heard of "new" tssa regulations.
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    we've been having pressure switch issues with the...

    we've been having pressure switch issues with the ML193 + SLP98. There's nothing wrong, from experience, with the switch themselves. Been finding either PVC shavings or brown "crud" in the drain...
  48. could be the blower door not sealed tightly...

    could be the blower door not sealed tightly causing a whistle/whine. usually requires bending the tabs on the back of the blower door a bit to make a tighter seal. Sometimes this happens to me when I...
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    usually it takes me about 1 hour to complete the...

    usually it takes me about 1 hour to complete the job, and that's from start to finish with the customer--unless I run into some complication of some sort.

    The G21 seems to have the better HX,...
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    Noticing the same around the GTA/Durham...

    Noticing the same around the GTA/Durham Region-people are looking for the cheapest fix. Definitely slower compared to the previous couple of years. Boss told me today that we are 250 calls less than...
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