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    This video is aimed at the "sales techs" because...

    This video is aimed at the "sales techs" because the smart chip is supposed to be only available from a contractor.
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    At least he was kind enough to mark it for you

    At least he was kind enough to mark it for you
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    Don't see why not, but pure ar is for mig welding...

    Don't see why not, but pure ar is for mig welding aluminum. Co2 is cheaper and works great for mig. As for the purging the line sets, ar is a dry noble gas so it should work fine as long as you...
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    There's a whole section just for jokes. A lot of...

    There's a whole section just for jokes. A lot of techs come here to learn and better themselves and the whole trade.
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    What about the other side, one downside was...

    What about the other side, one downside was listed. Compressor will run with a bad capacitor. Does anyone know of any other problems that can come from using a hard start?
  6. Is it really that hard to get an empty recovery...

    Is it really that hard to get an empty recovery tank? Don't expect you to ride around with ine always on the van, but you didn't have the coil in the van either. Like the man said " this shouldn't be...
  7. Why not just use a clean recovery tank, pump the...

    Why not just use a clean recovery tank, pump the charge out do your work and then put it right back in.
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    Most of the times I see a run capacitor blown,...

    Most of the times I see a run capacitor blown, theres no start capacitor. Check starting amp draw, put a 521 kit on and check it again. Ive seen them go from pulling 90 to 100 amps on startup to...
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    I've read this engineering study because the...

    I've read this engineering study because the company I work for wants to sell these. They say 35% of the market has 80% furnaces with degraded temp sensors for fan control. Theres no way thats...
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    Just for you hurtinhvac heres a couple pics i...

    Just for you hurtinhvac heres a couple pics i took during my last trip to St Louis.467661467671467681
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    I think lennox makes ducane, so I guess you could...

    I think lennox makes ducane, so I guess you could call that an inside out lennox. Thankfully the majority of hackery I come across is new customers on no heat calls.
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    Stack temp alone is not enough to tell if it's...

    Stack temp alone is not enough to tell if it's over fired we need the rest of the combustion analysis.
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    Sorry about all the sideways pics, my android...

    Sorry about all the sideways pics, my android phone never did this. I'm alo not very computer savy maybe one of the moderators can help me out.
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    but wait theres more

    467361467461467451467441467431467421467411467381467371this one is sideways, the drip leg is upside down467471
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    Some of my favorites fom this season

    humidistat above the humidifier on the supply467261
    that arrow is only a suggestion anyways right?467331
    just put them zone dampers anywhere467321
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    "but won't it recirculate?"467301
    "naw...
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    10.5 on lp seems high, those covers on the heat...

    10.5 on lp seems high, those covers on the heat exchanger like to hide cracks. Last one of those I saw had 19 cracks, pull the heat exchanger and you will find them.467221467231467241467251
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    That's the best example of "eh, close enough"...

    That's the best example of "eh, close enough" I've ever seen.
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    Triangle tube boiler has a stainless steel heat...

    Triangle tube boiler has a stainless steel heat exchanger, W-M is aluminum. That's one major difference. The most significant difference though will be your familiarity with the TT boiler and its...
  19. Potheads are lazy, that looks more like the drug...

    Potheads are lazy, that looks more like the drug of choice is crystal meth.
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    1/4 " thick steel, same heat exchanger for gas,...

    1/4 " thick steel, same heat exchanger for gas, oil, or coal. Yeah those old trucks last forever as long as you can stand the fuel mileage.
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    Maybe in your climate, its a very different story...

    Maybe in your climate, its a very different story when the design temp is -10*.
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    Good point, I always hated when people say "they...

    Good point, I always hated when people say "they don't make em like they used to" and now I see how my post sounds exactly like that. The only thing I like about that furnace is the way the front...
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    Why can't furnace manufacturers put a nice easily...

    Why can't furnace manufacturers put a nice easily removable door for inspecting the heat exchanger like that. 43 years old and that one is probably fine, today I found a badly cracked heat exchanger...
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    The info I have says the first two numbers of the...

    The info I have says the first two numbers of the s/n are the year of manufacture. Unless there's a cp in front of the s/n. There's a recall on williamsons too, here's a link....
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    Judging by the expansion tank support and the...

    Judging by the expansion tank support and the missing switch plate, the drip leg is the least of the hacks there.
  26. Thread: Nive

    by philjafo
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    Electric wh is cheaper for the realtor to install...

    Electric wh is cheaper for the realtor to install when building the house, less gas piping and less venting. They aren't living there so they don't care about efficiency, the really cheap furnaces...
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    Your sposed to jam a rock in the crankcase heater...

    Your sposed to jam a rock in the crankcase heater to take up the slack.
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    Looks like the temp sensor in the flue for...

    Looks like the temp sensor in the flue for proving flame, those are no very safe. The only way I would work on that is if it were updated to a modern oil burner head.
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    And prices in the open forum will get you in...

    And prices in the open forum will get you in trouble, the rules are in place for good reasons.
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    Me too, Hsi's and spark modules don't cost that...

    Me too, Hsi's and spark modules don't cost that much. The furnace in the pics looks like somethings about to start on fire. I could see doing it on a natural draft furnace but an induced draft, just...
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    You win, I was in a couple really bad rentals...

    You win, I was in a couple really bad rentals this week but nothing that compares to that.
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    The extremes made it frost, normal will just be...

    The extremes made it frost, normal will just be condensation and that will lead to mold very quickly. It sucks to open brand new drywall and paint, but a problem like that will only get worse.
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    Zero is nothing, the last two days have been -18*...

    Zero is nothing, the last two days have been -18* F here (that is -27.7 in Celsius for the rest of the world)
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    Niners don't stand a chance, they're playing the...

    Niners don't stand a chance, they're playing the packers at home at what's should be the coldest game since the icebowl. (The coldest game ever in the history of the NFL in case you never heard of it...
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    My pet peeve is door switches taped closed.

    My pet peeve is door switches taped closed.
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    Hard to believe ho is calling back the original...

    Hard to believe ho is calling back the original installer. It was bad before and he had to replace the heat exchanger, made it worse and now he's going to get another chance to burn the place down.
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  37. Sounds like its locked up, try a hard start kit...

    Sounds like its locked up, try a hard start kit and maybe a rubber mallet. If that don't work then its time for a new compressor.
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    Messy people need heat too, but I'm a very...

    Messy people need heat too, but I'm a very expensive janitor.
  39. S.O.B. I pull the disconnect while running during...

    S.O.B. I pull the disconnect while running during pm's too and that would still shut the unit off but leave it energized. My voltage beeper has been broken for a while now and I was just looking at...
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    Nothing new, Goodman will sell to anyone with...

    Nothing new, Goodman will sell to anyone with money. You can get carrier and Lennox parts online, home depot will sell you a water heater, I've heard some of them are selling furnaces now and not...
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    You can drive a nail with a pipe wrench, doesn't...

    You can drive a nail with a pipe wrench, doesn't mean its the right tool for the job.
  42. Tubing is a little cheaper then a gas valve, and...

    Tubing is a little cheaper then a gas valve, and yeah I've replaced a few peices of tubing for free because it ripped when I pulled it off. You can tell a customer it was about to fail all you want,...
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    It proly a bad rotater cup. Best to replace them...

    It proly a bad rotater cup. Best to replace them with muffler bearings cause they last longer.
  44. Pull the pressure switch hose, it shuts down the...

    Pull the pressure switch hose, it shuts down the furnace but still runs the fan and inducer for a cool down. No I've never had the gas valve switch fail from turning it off, but I don't switch them...
  45. Thread: Got My Back?

    by philjafo
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    The beauty part of the career you chose is people...

    The beauty part of the career you chose is people will always want to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If you know what your doing good employers recognize it and you won't have a hard...
  46. Real measurements trump what the computer says,...

    Real measurements trump what the computer says, there is a way to calculate cfm using static pressure and temperature rise.
  47. So the cause of the furnace overheating and...

    So the cause of the furnace overheating and tripping the limit was low airflow, huh who'd a thunk it.
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    Maybe in south Carolina, op is one of them crazy...

    Maybe in south Carolina, op is one of them crazy cunucks from the great white north, and up here adding humidity can be necessary.
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    Hmm, let's put the furnace and ac and all the...

    Hmm, let's put the furnace and ac and all the ductwork in the hotest place possible in the summer and then the coldest place in the winter.

    The only time we will put equipment in the attic is if...
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    +1 Read the section in the manual on venting,...

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    Read the section in the manual on venting, its the biggest section with very specific guidelines on what will work. The hole you put in the vent pipe might allow enough drainage for it to work...
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