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    Get another tank, put it in a vacuum when time...

    Get another tank, put it in a vacuum when time permits. Use the vacuumed tank to pull out most of the ref, then recover. Big time saver. When you got time transfer ref into another tank, repeat.
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    Used to be I would make a real stink about how...

    Used to be I would make a real stink about how hard I had to work for the money these 'bums' wanted me to give them for doing nothing. Always told them to 'get lost'.

    Lately, I'm been thinking how...
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    Impressive! Thanks for the printout.

    Impressive!

    Thanks for the printout.
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    So, do I call the system charge OK, because the...

    So, do I call the system charge OK, because the delta T is good, and move on?
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    Checked a 3-1/2 ton Goodman 13 SEER heat pump...

    Checked a 3-1/2 ton Goodman 13 SEER heat pump today. Fixed orifice.

    Air supply 1425 CFM

    Return 76*DB/55*WB
    Supply 55*DB
    Delta T 21*
    ID RH 25%

    OT 93*
  6. Any more than 6 SF. A return register would get...

    Any more than 6 SF. A return register would get you there before cutting in any supplies.
  7. EPA - Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

    Anyone get certified for this?
    I've turned down two new installs quotes, because I chose not to become certified. Cutting in ducts in pre '78 homes would require certification and following the...
  8. He said the furnace blower does not run. :whistle:

    He said the furnace blower does not run. :whistle:
  9. In that case the AC would be a entirely separate...

    In that case the AC would be a entirely separate system, possibly sharing the same duct work.

    I was trying to determine if the "AC condenser" is what I refer to as a 'park model', cooling only....
  10. Does the AC condenser look like a package unit or...

    Does the AC condenser look like a package unit or do you see refrigerant lines going under the home?
  11. Older manufactured homes came with heat only. AC...

    Older manufactured homes came with heat only. AC had to be added by third party. Sounds like the two wire thermostat is heat only. You didn't say if this has a gas or electric furnace? If the AC was...
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    Changed motor to 825 rpm and all is well.

    Changed motor to 825 rpm and all is well.
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    Cleaned.

    Cleaned.
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    The fan blade is still OEM. Which I assume would...

    The fan blade is still OEM. Which I assume would be sized for the OEM motor which is 1/4 hp 850 rpm.
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    I believe I have realized my own downfall with...

    I believe I have realized my own downfall with your guys help. With OEM blade pitch...

    Faster rpm = more air movement = more load on the motor = temperature rise of motor = thermal shutdown (1/4hp...
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    Dennis, looks like the OEM motor was 850 rpm....

    Dennis, looks like the OEM motor was 850 rpm. Will a 825 rpm motor solve the problem?
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    That is my guess. Made in China. Isn't...

    That is my guess. Made in China. Isn't everything. Right now I'm thinking of another brand motor to purchase Monday. Any recommendations on manufacturer?
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    York model E1RD060S06A. Do not know if OEM is 800...

    York model E1RD060S06A. Do not know if OEM is 800 rpm. Anywhere to find out?
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    yes.

    yes.
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    Did not replace cap. Checked cap with cap tester....

    Did not replace cap. Checked cap with cap tester. 5.7 mfd tested for a 5 mfd cap.
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    Condenser Fan Motor Thermals out

    I'm servicing a 8 year old, 5 ton condenser (York split heat pump). I've replaced the original condenser fan motor about 2 years ago. A month ago I have to replace that motor. Now, that motor is...
  22. I just use my construction calculator. Enter run,...

    I just use my construction calculator. Enter run, rise and get diagonal. Add (*) room length = SF of ceiling. Your method is good for Cu Ft of room (width * length * 10').
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    I mostly forget to reset the thermostat after I...

    I mostly forget to reset the thermostat after I have finished a diagnostic.
    :whistle:I'm getting better though.
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    Ditto! :)

    Ditto! :)
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    Sound like this is done with a running...

    Sound like this is done with a running compressor.
    I would like to know if it is OK to charge thru the suction and liquid line at the same time when the compressor is NOT running.
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    Charging by liquid/Best practice

    This forum has a wealth of knowledge, and I haven't even been allowed into the 'pro' section yet.

    After an evacuation and charging by weight, is it OK to charge 85%-90% by liquid through the...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    Not 'frequent' :whistle:

    Not 'frequent' :whistle:
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    I'm here in south central Arizona. I just did a...

    I'm here in south central Arizona. I just did a manual J using a couple of different programs and they are saying that my house has a heat gain of around 19k-20k BTUPH.
    I have a Goodman 4-ton heat...
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    At the current price for copper, where's that...

    At the current price for copper, where's that 40'?.

    I'm bringing my tubing cutter and torch. :grin2:
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    Got a Fieldpiece pocket digital psychrometer from...

    Got a Fieldpiece pocket digital psychrometer from my supplier today for $60!
  34. I stand corrected. 410a is considered an...

    I stand corrected.
    410a is considered an azeotropic and not a zeotropic. The chemical composition should not separate easily.

    However, we are told to charge as a liquid. That would suggest that...
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    My thoughts, are I decide on a case by case...

    My thoughts, are I decide on a case by case bases.

    I always recommend that they pay me to find the leak, and if it is fixable to pay me to do that also. The push back comes from the fact that the...
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    I'd try the proper sized 'hard start' cap/relay...

    I'd try the proper sized 'hard start' cap/relay to give it a 'kick'.
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    Have him check if there is low voltage entering...

    Have him check if there is low voltage entering the defrost board? Then is it coming out to the contactor? If no voltage coming in, jump the hot (red) wire and contactor (yellow) wire at thermostat....
  38. Another bit of info for anyone trying to recover...

    Another bit of info for anyone trying to recover a refrigerant that has been subjected to a 'leak seal'. Because of the nature of the 'leak seal' product, if any air/moister is allowed to enter into...
  39. To my knowledge, no manufacturer will allow a...

    To my knowledge, no manufacturer will allow a 'leak seal'. Using it will void any warranties on equipment.
  40. Yes, because it is a blend you are not suppose to...

    Yes, because it is a blend you are not suppose to 'top off'.
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