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  1. Installed a new 5mfd cap And wired the fan...

    Installed a new 5mfd cap And wired the fan separately To it, now it runs like a top. Must of been a wiring issue, lesson learned.

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  2. Lol timebuilder. I'm gonna figure this out. ...

    Lol timebuilder. I'm gonna figure this out.

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  3. Actually though I probably should of been...

    Actually though I probably should of been checking contactor voltage at the fan terminals but I was checking at the top lugs.

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  4. 370vac which matches what the new motor wants....

    370vac which matches what the new motor wants. Condenser coil didn't look too bad. Refrigerant pressures were with in reason.

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  5. I'll have to check the lugs but even during over...

    I'll have to check the lugs but even during over amping I check voltage at bottom and top of contractor was about 240


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  6. First time I fired it up I had both Browns on...

    First time I fired it up I had both Browns on fan. Don't know if that changes anything. All help is appreciated thank you.

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  7. Condenser fan motor over amping, new motor over amping too!

    So I am trying to fix a unit for a buddy of mine. 4 ton resi spit system. The symptoms they described to me was the condenser will run for about 5 minutes then the condenser fan shuts off. So I...
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    Optimizer?

    I was working on a system today that was made up of two really old carrier furnaces with evap coils. But any way there was something in the mechanical room connected to the units called an Optimizer....
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    I've only been doing this about a year and a half...

    I've only been doing this about a year and a half and have noticed there are generally 2 types of techs; The guy who is really good at fixing units or is a really hard worker but lacks exceptional...
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    I think you're right Williams. I think it pulls...

    I think you're right Williams. I think it pulls air out of the house through the return, when the door is actuated for swamp mode. Makes sense now.


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    No the condenser is a separate unit. Its sitting...

    No the condenser is a separate unit. Its sitting about 10 ft away and is piped in.

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    It has an actuating door to separate air flow...

    It has an actuating door to separate air flow depending on what you want to use.

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    No. Just gives you the option to use either or....

    No. Just gives you the option to use either or. Not many of these out here, first one I've seen, not that I've been in the field very long.

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    What is this fan?

    Check this out. It's a swamp cooler mixed with an evaporator and blower, also has an isolated condenser its hooked to, and a furnace inside the house. I was wondering what the fan is for though....
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    Usually when you bring something back to a supply...

    Usually when you bring something back to a supply house under warranty you're not allowed to keep it.
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    It was a clogged muffler supposedly. We usually...

    It was a clogged muffler supposedly. We usually use silfos 15.
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    Talked to the tech who finished the job, he said...

    Talked to the tech who finished the job, he said it was a clogged muffler. That's all I know.
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    lol... That's funny.

    lol... That's funny.
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    I'd assume the charge was weighed in through the...

    I'd assume the charge was weighed in through the low side. I'm guessing the unit filled up with refrigerant up to the point of the restriction. Now the compressor is full and has no where to pump to,...
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    Drier was replaced on the first comp change out....

    Drier was replaced on the first comp change out. Only put in that much 22 because he weighed it in with the unit off and that's all it would take. I'm sure that's bad right? Probably slug the crap...
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    So you would basically remove enough refrigerant...

    So you would basically remove enough refrigerant to where it would run long enough to locate the restriction?
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    Ok I'm not a veteran tech, still pretty much a...

    Ok I'm not a veteran tech, still pretty much a green horn trying to learn all the time. But anyway.... The system originally had a new compressor put in, it ran fine for a couple days then started...
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    Would there be any way to test the TXV's in this...

    Would there be any way to test the TXV's in this situation?
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    Internal pressure relief

    Internal pressure relief
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    Compressor question

    Has anybody ever heard of a restriction, stuck TXV or bad check valve not letting a compressor run for more than 2 seconds? It's a package heat pump with 2 TXV's. This is the second new compressor...
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    So what I'm gathering is the charging charts 20...

    So what I'm gathering is the charging charts 20 years ago weren't as efficient as the ones today? Of course you would expect things to change over a 20 year period.
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    It was a fixed metering device. I mainly do duct...

    It was a fixed metering device. I mainly do duct cleaning (yay), help with installs and change parts, green horn work you know, once in a while they throw me a check up. Thanks for the info guys.
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    Don't quite understand the subcool side of the...

    Don't quite understand the subcool side of the app. The first question it asks is required subcool. How do I know what that is? That's what I want it to tell me!
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    Cool, got the app. Guess I need a pyschrometer.

    Cool, got the app. Guess I need a pyschrometer.
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    what's a good app I can download?

    what's a good app I can download?
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    You'd probably have to add quite a bit of R22...

    You'd probably have to add quite a bit of R22 (too expensive to play with at this point, lol) to bring a 40 degree SH down to close to 10 wouldn't you? And that wouldn't throw your pressures too far...
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    Super Heat Question

    OK so I have been in the field now for about a year, and prior to this I did some schooling. Now from what I always read, the "rule of thumb" for super heat is 10 degrees or 8-12 yada yada. But when...
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    Thought maybe it had to do with being more of a...

    Thought maybe it had to do with being more of a fire hazard being in an attic, the furnace is more out of sight and maybe would take longer to set off smoke detectors being above the living space...
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    OK it's a time delay fuse.... I read about what...

    OK it's a time delay fuse.... I read about what they are for....just seems like they are in attics but not so much in garage or closet installations, maybe I'm wrong though.
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    Quick question

    This might seem like a stupid question but...What is the purpose of the round fuse where the furnace plugs into in attic installations? Obviously some kind of protection but could some one please...
  36. The brush is just round with soft bristles, check...

    The brush is just round with soft bristles, check it out in the dryer vent section next time you're at homers.
  37. The brush I use is just a dryer vent brush they...

    The brush I use is just a dryer vent brush they sell at home cheapo. It has flexible rods that screw together, and you can put it in your drill, unfortunately the brush only comes in one size but...
  38. Well there's the rotobrush long vac hose with...

    Well there's the rotobrush long vac hose with brush on the end of it. And then there is also large vacuums you can hook up to a supply and put the whole system under neg pressure. The brush I use...
  39. I was also wondering does the Rotobrush work well...

    I was also wondering does the Rotobrush work well on flex? How do you run it through a 3" bathroom duct? Wish I had one, I have to use an old beat to hell HEPA 2500, and I have a long flexible brush...
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    Thanks guys, hopefully I can stick with it and...

    Thanks guys, hopefully I can stick with it and get through this horse crap.
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    I really don't like feeling like our maintenance...

    I really don't like feeling like our maintenance agreement is partially a ploy to come to people's houses twice a year to try and sell something. It's about checking out the system, letting them know...
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    No, it's a small private company. And I...

    No, it's a small private company. And I understand sales, but some times they aren't there ( read my first post). And if your employees are making an honest effort don't harp on them. Cut your losses...
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    Early Career Low Point

    I have only been running maintenance calls for a few weeks now and am already being harped on about sales. Problem is the weather is beautiful right now, a lot of our customers have already purchased...
  44. Do you know how to make metal? Condensers aren't...

    Do you know how to make metal? Condensers aren't very complicated to change out, but coil/furnace/AH is another story. I have seen simple coil change outs that turn into a PITA and require some...
  45. Thanks for the feed back. I was just thinking...

    Thanks for the feed back. I was just thinking about what you said about lack of purging and I think I made the connection (Light bulb). The furnaces here are coming on and going off more often, thus...
  46. Rusty Heat Exchanger and Flue Gas ?'s

    Is Flue gas spillage dangerous even when there is no Carbon Monoxide present?
    Also some one told me that our heat exchangers here in Tucson, AZ are rusted out because the furnaces are over sized...
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    LOL! Hilarious!

    LOL! Hilarious!
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    I'd like to know more about this pulley system....

    I'd like to know more about this pulley system. So if you're on the roof of a house, which typically the unit will not be near the edge...How do you set up the pulley? I know sometimes our guys end...
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    Chevy Van seats hurt my lower back.....

    Not sure where to post this but anyway.... I've been working in this field for about 5 months now. On my very first day, 10 minutes deep into the ride along, I noticed the seat was hurting my lower...
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    Phoenix has better work opportunities but is...

    Phoenix has better work opportunities but is extremely hot, dry and dusty, HUGE, asphalt jungle. Tucson is smaller, gets a more rain, but the job market is a little tighter. Although experienced...
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