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  1. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    How 'bout the guy who sticks a 10 amp ATC fuse in...

    How 'bout the guy who sticks a 10 amp ATC fuse in place of a 3 amp. Then when I show up I have to install a new xmfr, a 10 cent fuse, and find the short. :gah:
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    I believe it means pressure force. If you used a...

    I believe it means pressure force. If you used a neg pres sw in place of a pos then it wouldn't work.
  3. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    I am slightly annoyed when a guy calls the...

    I am slightly annoyed when a guy calls the refrigerant recovery machine a reclaimer machine. It is not a reclaimer. Big difference between the two.
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    Well, looks like I'm no Eddie Murphy or Steve...

    Well, looks like I'm no Eddie Murphy or Steve Martin. Looks like I fall somewhere in the rankings of Carrot Top. Guess I won't quit my day job.
  5. Thread: Its so cold

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    But wouldn't that put out Fridgid Aire? hehehe...

    But wouldn't that put out Fridgid Aire? hehehe (sorry I couldn't resist)
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    I'm all for a bye week. It allows me to have an...

    I'm all for a bye week. It allows me to have an extra week to save up money to bet on the super bowl. I'm all about making my bookie money it seems. I'm taking the Steelers on the moneyline....so if...
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    The Courtesy Laughing Brain Surgeon

    I thought this might be an amusing story if you have a couple of minutes to read it. I went to a brain surgeon's house last week to work on his furnace.
    I found out he was a brain surgeon though...
  8. Could be a dirty condensor coil and the...

    Could be a dirty condensor coil and the compressor is relieving the high pressure internally. I've heard some make some pretty loud noises when they do that. Could be what the others have said as...
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    You might try pouring bleach into the tank and...

    You might try pouring bleach into the tank and letting the pump run the bleach through the discharge hose to help clean out the hose. Does the pump sit level on the floor? If it isn't then maybe the...
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    Is there a constant supply of water coming into...

    Is there a constant supply of water coming into the condensate pump to where it cannot keep up. Do you have a humidifier on either system. I say this because maybe one of them is malfunctioning and...
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    It is a service port for a service technician......

    It is a service port for a service technician... a service technician. I advise you not to mess with it since you can get injured from the extremely cold refrigerant that can be released if...
  12. Sounds like he is either inexperienced or trying...

    Sounds like he is either inexperienced or trying to blow smoke up your.....
    Surelight boards are still in use today and I can't believe that Lennox doesn't make parts for a 9 year old furnace...
  13. That particular furnace has a jumper on the...

    That particular furnace has a jumper on the control board to time on the second stage heating cycle. The jumper I believe will delay it 10 to 15 minutes. Furnace will run in low fire (1st stage) for...
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    I would take the challenge on trying to fix it,...

    I would take the challenge on trying to fix it, but unfortunately my limit is 22.2 miles of wire. :) That is the type of call where you show up, take a gander at the equipment, look the customer in...
  15. Thread: Tune-up

    by iwannahelp
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    New spark plugs, plug wires, fuel filter, air...

    New spark plugs, plug wires, fuel filter, air filter, change oil and filter, check all fluid levels, check lights. Oh wait.....that's on vehicles. (I know...I'm a real wisenheimer) An HVAC tune-up...
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    Need more info. Does the unit nameplate require...

    Need more info. Does the unit nameplate require 460VAC or 230VAC as the primary power input? Is this strictly a control transformer where it only handles small current? Or does this transformer power...
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    Are you for real? Are you giving all the...

    Are you for real? Are you giving all the information or leaving out some key details? I've never seen a system explode before. I've seen pipes burst but no explosion. I'm suspecting a violent...
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    Did they tell you that the TXV is faulty again?...

    Did they tell you that the TXV is faulty again? Or have they been there to check it yet? I wouldn't assume that the TXV is the problem if they haven't been there to check it yet. If it is the TXV...
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    Everything is against me today!

    Well the day from hell first started off with me jumping into my van only to find the battery dead cause I left my sat. radio on. After I jumped the van I went to work. During the morning I managed...
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    Well anything is possible, so it can definitely...

    Well anything is possible, so it can definitely be done for you. Just make sure you hire a competent company who will thoroughly insulate the larger copper pipe to prevent water from dripping on your...
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    It is for when you are charging a unit up with...

    It is for when you are charging a unit up with refrigerant and if you get too much in it and peg the gauge it will tell you that you are a retard and should let some out.
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    I don't know if it will work for you, but you...

    I don't know if it will work for you, but you might consider using a gauge like the kind in fuel oil tanks that has a float on it.
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    I hope the title to my thread is not...

    I hope the title to my thread is not misinterpreted. I wasn't asking a question about how they get away with this stuff, I was giving the name of the beginning of the video. I thought it was funny...
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    How can they get away with this stuff?

    South Park Wheel of Fortune Video on You Tube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ejedL3LII8
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    On the whole I'd say you are pinned to only one...

    On the whole I'd say you are pinned to only one option. Replacing it all.
    What is the manufacturer name, so I know not to buy them?
    Jobs like those make me wanna find the SOB that made them and ram...
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    Are you on the first or second stage compressor? ...

    Are you on the first or second stage compressor? Did you try adjusting the hot gas bypass valve? Maybe try adjusting the TXV? Had one that was severly oversized for a room before and had low...
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    The stop leak chemical won't work in your system....

    The stop leak chemical won't work in your system. It is only effective for automotive use because those systems have o-ring seals at the connections that the stop leak will help swell up and try to...
  28. I agree with coolwhip, post a pic. Cause I do not...

    I agree with coolwhip, post a pic. Cause I do not fully understand what you are trying to describe.
  29. eh.....flip a coin.

    eh.....flip a coin.
  30. Have you cleaned the drain, checked the...

    Have you cleaned the drain, checked the inlet/exhaust piping for blockage or exhaust gas recirculation? It probably doesn't have an LED for codes does it? Heat rise?
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    Bubble Gum works well. Make sure you chew it...

    Bubble Gum works well. Make sure you chew it first. If you see a bubble don't pop it.
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    You'd better shut it off if you hear a hissing...

    You'd better shut it off if you hear a hissing sound. That sound may be refrigerant leaking. Possibly from a solder joint not properly sealed. If you run a system that has a bad leak like a hiss,...
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    Usually if the pressure drop across the filter is...

    Usually if the pressure drop across the filter is more than 25% of the pressure drop across the fan then your filter won't work. You can also just do a CFM test with filter in system to see if you...
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    The combustion draft motor will not run with...

    The combustion draft motor will not run with thermostat disconnected.
    A jumper between R and W will only make the motor run unless a limit is open.
    Slow flashes indicate no thermostat activity. I...
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    What was your first service call like?

    Mine was a long time ago for a boiler call. Got to home and homeowner met me at my van as I was getting out and he said "You know boilers? 'Cause I want the boiler man. I want the guy who knows all...
  36. Thread: On call

    by iwannahelp
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    I had my ass surgically removed just so I could...

    I had my ass surgically removed just so I could continue dealing with the PITA customers. A little challenging at first when it comes to sitting down, but I guarantee you will be a lot happier with...
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    I don't think I have ever been fortunate enough...

    I don't think I have ever been fortunate enough to have paperwork with compressors I have installed. All I ever get is a small piece of paper for showing how to mount the rubber feet and an orange...
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    Get a 7 day prog. stat. The touch screen stats...

    Get a 7 day prog. stat. The touch screen stats are very nice and can be set-up to do a lot of things that may be what you are wanting. If you are gonna install this yourself start on a Monday so...
  39. Need more info....what kind of boiler? Fuel Oil,...

    Need more info....what kind of boiler? Fuel Oil, Natural Gas, Propane. High Efficiency or not? More pressure can mean expansion tank too full or defective pressure reducing water valve.
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    Was there a white fog associated with the noise? ...

    Was there a white fog associated with the noise? This is a dead giveaway if it was R22 being vented due to the liquid causing a fog in the air. No fog, then it is very hard to tell what it is. That...
  41. This Oil Burner Was A Little Scary......

    I replaced an oil burner control on an oil furnace once with your standard grey Honeywell w/red reset button control. This was in a house that was not being lived in and just being heated to about...
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    Yes, install a new coil and see if the reversing...

    Yes, install a new coil and see if the reversing valve operates. If it does then great, but if it doesn't then its gonna cost ya. (a new valve) Every residential reversing valve I have ever seen the...
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    The solenoid coil can fall off if the nut becomes...

    The solenoid coil can fall off if the nut becomes loose and falls off then the coil can slide off the end of the solenoid. Once the coil falls off it WILL be ruined when it energizes with voltage...
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    More than likely the coil came off and not the...

    More than likely the coil came off and not the valve itself. If the valve was not attached then it would have to have been bypassed by another technician by adding copper tubing in place of the...
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    Replace it. It will be starting to get more...

    Replace it. It will be starting to get more expensive now. At that age a lot more stuff will fail. I am not particularly fond of the 'ol 3wire pilot bryants/carriers anyway.
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    Hey guys, I wasn't bragging. It was just an...

    Hey guys, I wasn't bragging. It was just an online IQ test. If you guys wanna try it go ahead. Type in Tickle IQ test on your search engine and take the test. It is a 12 page test that takes...
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    Took an IQ test the other day,

    I found out I have an IQ of 129. Anyone else ever taken one before, and what was the score?
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    Orange Rod. It is the most amazing braze rod...

    Orange Rod. It is the most amazing braze rod ever. Kinda expensive, but well worth the money. It will have no problem at all for steel to copper joints.
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    Does this fresh air intake come in and connect to...

    Does this fresh air intake come in and connect to the house's return duct or is it just for combustion air for the furnace/ water heater?
    If it hooks into return duct, as what I am gathering from...
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    Can you say "cluster phuck"? Man, I'm glad I'm...

    Can you say "cluster phuck"? Man, I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets boned with jobs like those. Looks like you can spend all day just sorting out the control wiring. Good luck. :)
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