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    This is why many of us are self employed.If...

    This is why many of us are self employed.If squirrel cage is filthy,I'll stop at a do it yourself car wash. Pull motor,leave cage in housing.5 minutes spinning with high pressure,they look like "and...
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    Done many. Best way to remove,dismantle.Leave...

    Done many. Best way to remove,dismantle.Leave your saws all in the case. Alot of people are confused on making sheetmetal. Cut both plenums up to desired highth . Pan opening closed. Then start from...
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    I got pulled away from adding R410 to a system by...

    I got pulled away from adding R410 to a system by my partner to the mechanical room.Furnace started making a pounding noise. I ran back out to condenser,pulled elec. disconnect. My hi side gauge was...
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    How come the 5-2-1's are not carried at the major...

    How come the 5-2-1's are not carried at the major supply houses?
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    Believe its to prolong the life of the fiber...

    Believe its to prolong the life of the fiber coupling between motor and pump. More so for the next start up sequence.
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    Did it come with instructions? Mine did,and are...

    Did it come with instructions? Mine did,and are worth a good read. It will tell you what microns it should pull,I think its around 25,mine did,and still does after 3yrs,with "fresh oil". If you still...
  7. And thats whys I have,and again would buy Testo.

    And thats whys I have,and again would buy Testo.
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    KOZY HEAT HI CO

    1993 Sundance I Direct Vent. I did a long over do cleaning.Almost a coffee can amount of soot "clunkers" under burner. Removed logs,some badly sooted areas. Cleaned all & glass put back into service....
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    Had the exact thing happen.,I dont touch them...

    Had the exact thing happen.,I dont touch them anymore. I did like using them for a "cool down" switch.
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    About 6 yrs back there were service valves...

    About 6 yrs back there were service valves manufactured that sold to many of the HVAC manufactures.They leaked ! Goodman was one of the only Companys that acknowledge it. For a short time they had a...
  11. There is a resent post on the Lennox Modulating...

    There is a resent post on the Lennox Modulating somewhere on this site.Contractor has Installed over 20 of them.You may want to read his comments.It may be in the Pro section,not sure if you can view...
  12. Look and see if the "Installation Manual" was...

    Look and see if the "Installation Manual" was left on site. I think this will answer your question.
  13. Another Cracked Heat Exchanger will be blamed on...

    Another Cracked Heat Exchanger will be blamed on "Bad Manufacturing". You cant fix stupid. Go put a piece of cardboard in front of your Lexus,see how long the motor last! Ok Im done,Happy New Year!
  14. Thread: Temp rise

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    Line of sight,you shouldnt be able to "see" HX...

    Line of sight,you shouldnt be able to "see" HX from test point.I like to stay 2-3ft away. Also test return by filter,not by upstairs thermostate. Temps differ considerately. This simple test could...
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    Curious: Why is it they allow 80% induced draft...

    Curious: Why is it they allow 80% induced draft furnace vented into same flue with water heaters? 50% homes in are area are this way.
  16. Some HVAC friends did an Elk hunt years back.Set...

    Some HVAC friends did an Elk hunt years back.Set up a wall tent with a small Btu 80% L.P. furnace.They had the same issue!Plus they forgot about the altitude difference. They got there Elk first...
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    Ok I'll bite,whats "eqpt", shiny. you may want...

    Ok I'll bite,whats "eqpt", shiny. you may want to add "private message" to your profile.
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    Why cant you check voltage too ignitor? I always...

    Why cant you check voltage too ignitor? I always confirm 120v to ignitor before replacing.Have been waiting to find an 80volt,but have yet to.But was relying on this test to tell me I am using...
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    Ive had Carriers turn blower on first,then go...

    Ive had Carriers turn blower on first,then go off,and normal sequence starts.Only to find out this is normal!
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    Now the World knows where all the Experts chat !

    Now the World knows where all the Experts chat !
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    I've had this.,replace the ignitor. I know its...

    I've had this.,replace the ignitor. I know its glowing red hot. Its worked twice for me.I carry Glowfly's,so it probably was not with factory OEM.
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    Is this furnace in basement?If so would not...

    Is this furnace in basement?If so would not running fan all the time,pull more radon thru the home,unless returns were sealed very well?
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    Over 100 posts,yet no one has posted the original...

    Over 100 posts,yet no one has posted the original factory bulletin!
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    Condensating furnaces are not a good idea up here...

    Condensating furnaces are not a good idea up here in the north for seasonal homes,That said I've always wondered if you added a "switch" to run inducer fan with not heat for an hour or so,if it would...
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    One tip I have used,remove hi limit...

    One tip I have used,remove hi limit switch,Install there to get before AC coil.
  26. I think the "guest" is referring to pulling...

    I think the "guest" is referring to pulling refrigerant back into the comp. Not pulling a vacuum before "setting" proper charge. My question,why are you doing this on "new' units?
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    Very good. Was there a piston attached to the...

    Very good. Was there a piston attached to the condenser? Thats the one to use,if not,double check charts.quessing about a .055.
    Pressure look pretty good to me,
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    I believe the E.R. uses liquid cocaine to re...

    I believe the E.R. uses liquid cocaine to re leave pain. Obviously not available over the counter!
  29. How do you check the pressures with both service...

    How do you check the pressures with both service ports closed?
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    And why didnt you try to warranty it? seems like...

    And why didnt you try to warranty it? seems like alot of work. We all know who's going to eat that!
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    Was out on routine service.Goodman GMS,this is...

    Was out on routine service.Goodman GMS,this is single stage nat gas,hi eff. (sorry no Mod&Ser). First thing I noticed was,plate in front of burner brown in color,more burnt look than rust. Visually...
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    [QUOTE=Af7171;18116211]Tech who do side work can...

    [QUOTE=Af7171;18116211]Tech who do side work can do it a lot cheaper .they use the company truck and company stock . No overhead . It all profit .

    Your correct there! We had a large HVAC Co....
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    A very prosperous salesmen once told me,If your...

    A very prosperous salesmen once told me,If your getting every job you bid,add 20%.,If work slows down,adjust accordingly!
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    Did I miss something?

    Did I miss something?
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    The "cleaning" property's of R410A are so much...

    The "cleaning" property's of R410A are so much better than say R22,. Been told by Reps. if you cut lines open down the road,there crystal clean! You know where it went?
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    Tip; Remove hi limit switch,take supply reading...

    Tip; Remove hi limit switch,take supply reading there.also take heat rise temp test.
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    Ditto; Goodman made a good move there!

    Ditto; Goodman made a good move there!
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    SALON...,have been told,chemical used in these...

    SALON...,have been told,chemical used in these place raise havoc with H.X etc! Bet the mechanical room is used to store them. Did have roofers once push chimney cap down,almost completely shut....
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    Yes the pilot did appear to be high,however they...

    Yes the pilot did appear to be high,however they have a heatshield above it,and cover.(could you even adjust it?) I did run my camera in to burner access,up to first bend,no holes. I did do a heat...
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    HEIL HELP NEEDED !

    Have an older Heil,condensating furnace. Msd NTGM100EHA3 Ser. L983817999 It keeps tripping roll-out switch,which I have replaced,that is attached to the closed combustion burner box.Box does appear...
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    Hows that work with "stand pipes" in cyl. tanks?

    Hows that work with "stand pipes" in cyl. tanks?
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    Had this same problem after replacing HSI with a...

    Had this same problem after replacing HSI with a retro fit. Lost seal in combustion air box,swirling air would not allow to light. Resealed with silicone,worked fine. Original HSI should have been...
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    Dido's....,7 cracks,one of the clam shells was...

    Dido's....,7 cracks,one of the clam shells was completely rusted off at face plate. Customer said the "click-it" switch was bad,he bypassed it. Was a roll-out switch. Cant fix stupid!
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    Traps can fool ya,by the time you get there,a...

    Traps can fool ya,by the time you get there,a partial blockage in trap will drain down. Will work fine when you reset the lock out.,then starts backing up water later when you've left. Clean em!
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    Did you clean orfice in pilot! Did one other...

    Did you clean orfice in pilot! Did one other day,the smallest "broach" they make bearly fits. Flame doubled in size afterwards! Yes...,they can be a ***** to get out! Sorry to bust up movie review.
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    Our electric suppliers give up to $450 rebate for...

    Our electric suppliers give up to $450 rebate for higher seer ratings.I then take half of that away on bid,for doing all the paperwork B.S.
  47. Flattin out those small "duct hangers" and zip...

    Flattin out those small "duct hangers" and zip screws,after a bead of silicone. Anglehead screwgun helps.
  48. Ok...,I'll bite. What the difference?

    Ok...,I'll bite. What the difference?
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    INSHOT BURNER NOISE ?

    Was out on routine service.Goodman GMS,this is single stage nat gas,hi eff. (sorry no Mod&Ser). First thing I noticed was,plate in front of burner brown in color,more burnt look than rust. Visually...
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    COMPANY OWNER CANT SHUT UP !

    I and other, subcontract ourselves to a supplier to do both installs and service,"we are not employees". He has a well established business,and does count for a good part of are annual income.As most...
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