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    Outdoor heat pump stat setting?

    Hi,

    What should the outdoor thermostat on a heat pump system be set to to switch over to electric heat? -12, -15, -20c, etc..
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    Just to update, it did turn out to be the...

    Just to update, it did turn out to be the reversing valve. The tech was able to get the system running in cooling mode, but it wouldn't switch over to heating. Compressor, boards, etc., were fine -...
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    Yeah, so I hear! At least it is in the indoor...

    Yeah, so I hear! At least it is in the indoor compressor box - so they could take the side-panels off or even unhook the refrig lines and move the whole box out to work on it. That should at least...
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    I was under the impression, that if there was a...

    I was under the impression, that if there was a leak, the low pres cut-off would have shut everything down before the fusible plug got hot enough to blow.

    The lit for the 38SQ says it has...
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    The blower is original, but we've oiled it over...

    The blower is original, but we've oiled it over the years and its going as we speak (no strange noises, vibrations, squirel cage keeps spining for 50-60 seconds after it's shut down).

    I'm going to...
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    A new Comfort series system will cost about 7...

    A new Comfort series system will cost about 7 times what a reasonable estimate for replacement of the reversing valve (inc. new dryers, fuse, charge and labour); so cost effectiveness is relative.
    ...
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    What does your intuition say? The tech who...

    What does your intuition say?

    The tech who visited here had no idea and didn't seem interested in finding out. He just told us a salesman would come by tomorrow morning...
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    On this point, I must disagree. As to the second...

    On this point, I must disagree. As to the second opinion, well, that is a given!
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    I hear a click as in something moving around in...

    I hear a click as in something moving around in the R valve body and maybe hitting the end of the horizontal tube.

    If I have the tech come back, would he be able to check if its working properly...
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    This is usually caused by what? Is the reversing...

    This is usually caused by what? Is the reversing valve finished for good? I was able to energize and de-energize it and did hear a loud clicking - which would indicate (I assume) at least some...
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    It was a loud humming - unusually so. Even with...

    It was a loud humming - unusually so. Even with the other AH running, we could hear it.
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    Jammed reversing valve?

    Heat pump quit heating in late winter - has sat unused since. Technician attended a few days ago and discovered that the unit has no charge and that it had been released through the "safety plug",...
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    Here you go.

    Here you go.
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    Here you go!

    Here you go!
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    It's actually about 9.5 SEER But, yes, I think...

    It's actually about 9.5 SEER

    But, yes, I think I'll most likely replace it.

    (I forgot to add that we did change-out all the contactors (three per system, I think) a few years back.)
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    We have two Weathermaster III units from around...

    We have two Weathermaster III units from around 1988. Repair history between the both of them is limited to a new AH blower motor, a condenser fan motor and a couple of thermistor's for the defrost...
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    Oh dear, it's looking more and more like a total...

    Oh dear, it's looking more and more like a total change out...

    The technician attended a few days ago, and after he left I happend to notice an unusual humming coming from the compressor box. It...
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    The heat sensitive "safety plug" on this system...

    The heat sensitive "safety plug" on this system has blown - so there is no charge currently. Probably due to my over- zealous use of insulation on some of the refig lines (now removed..) in the...
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    Thanks. Consider it done!

    Thanks. Consider it done!
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    Actually, the compressor and reversing valve are...

    Actually, the compressor and reversing valve are inside. The condenser has only a fan, thermistor and thermostat.

    If we can fix it relatively easily and inexpensively, then we'll probably do so....
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    Close up of the part.

    Close up of the part.
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    Rusting liquid line dryer - Replace?

    Original liquid line dryer - right side one beginning to show signs of rust around the connections and slight rust spotting on the body. We're having work done anyway, so should we ask him to just...
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    Is it possible to test for a leak without...

    Is it possible to test for a leak without introducing a full 9 lbs. + charge and waiting around to see if it leaks out (and from where)? Is it possible to use an inert gas like Nitrogen?

    Normally,...
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    No one is even going to tell me I'm an idiot!? ...

    No one is even going to tell me I'm an idiot!? Oh, how disappointing! :eek:
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    Over heat/pressure fuse blown

    One of two Carrier 38SQ units quit suddenly late this past winter. A technician attended today and indicates the unit has no charge and the temperature/pressure sensitive fuse on the vapour line had...
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    They are convector coils, but in the larger wall...

    They are convector coils, but in the larger wall mounted cases (apx. 2 feet tall). There's a good sized opening at the bottom of apx. 6 inches.
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    Right on! So, boiler 150F and circ 100F. Once...

    Right on!

    So, boiler 150F and circ 100F. Once winter sets in, put the boiler up to 170F and leave the circ at 100F?
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    The lowest pump aquastat setting is 100 F.

    The lowest pump aquastat setting is 100 F.
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    The pump is actually on its own aquastat. Should...

    The pump is actually on its own aquastat. Should I lower this setting too?
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    Although I agree with updating the boiler; it is...

    Although I agree with updating the boiler; it is actually my Grandmothers house - so that kind of expense is out of the question.
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    Nope, hot water has its own tank and burner.

    Nope, hot water has its own tank and burner.
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    An old American Standard oil-fired boiler from...

    An old American Standard oil-fired boiler from the 1960's. It heats a duplex (finished basement - but both rads disconnected and rad in garage almost completely off.) Burner was replaced in the late...
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    Would changing the start capacitor on an 1987...

    Would changing the start capacitor on an 1987 Carrier Weathermaster III help prolong the systems life? (Basically, do capacitors lose some of their effectiveness as they age?)
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    Where can I find the manual for this machine?...

    Where can I find the manual for this machine? (from 1987)
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    Here in Quebec we pay 0.0687 $ Canadian per KWh

    Here in Quebec we pay 0.0687 $ Canadian per KWh
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    Well, the price for each part isn't really the...

    Well, the price for each part isn't really the issue. The issue is having standardized quotes so a comparison can be made.

    My point was that the customer is paying for work, so if he wants a...
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    You want ABS? That's XXX$ You want power...

    You want ABS? That's XXX$

    You want power windows? That's XXX$

    You want mags? That's XXXX$

    You want leater? That's XXXX$

    You want sunroof? That's XXX$
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    Last time I checked it was the customer paying...

    Last time I checked it was the customer paying the bill. Why do you get so offended at the customer wanting to know what he's buying?

    Are you afraid of getting caught pulling a fast one?
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    Maybe if you all stopped installing these suicide...

    Maybe if you all stopped installing these suicide machines, builders would stop thinking it's a clever use of space.

    A package unit on a sloped clay roof-top has to be the absolute stupidest...
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    Interesting fact. The father of George Bush and...

    Interesting fact. The father of George Bush and the grandfather of George W. Bush was a banker for the Nazi's during the war. All his businesses were closed down after the war ended for collaborating...
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    Must be an American thing. Never heard of an AH...

    Must be an American thing. Never heard of an AH installed in an attic here - new or old. Old style french homes have nearly no attic space and new homes have plenty of basement to fit any system....
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    I wonder what the HO's are smoking so that faced...

    I wonder what the HO's are smoking so that faced with the decision of losing maybe 1.5 sq. meters of floor space to a properly situated AC loses out to strapping it precariously and very viably to...
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    Might I ask what is it about some of these areas...

    Might I ask what is it about some of these areas in the United States that compels people to stick A/C's on their roof-tops? I've never seen such a thing done in Québec or elsewhere in Canada --...
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    Well, as I said, the liquid line drier is...

    Well, as I said, the liquid line drier is installed with the arrow the wrong way. How bad is this? What, if anything, should be done about it?
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    Meh... They vent upwards and the shrubs aren't...

    Meh... They vent upwards and the shrubs aren't terribly thick - they may look it, though.
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    My interesting 38SQ (R-22)Carrier Heat Pump...

    My interesting 38SQ (R-22)Carrier Heat Pump system circa 1987. Particular because it has a separate insulated box for the compressor and electronics. Installed in a 4500 sq. ft. home in Montreal,...
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    mjk_na, Yes, I removed the piece of foam that...

    mjk_na,

    Yes, I removed the piece of foam that was covering the bottom section of a U in the liquid line and used it to insulate the vapor line.


    LG QA-series rotary compressor loaded with...
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    Took apart my little 6.000 BTU/hr. window unit...

    Took apart my little 6.000 BTU/hr. window unit for cleaning. Noticed that the suction line was insulated in only one spot (for about 3 inches where is ran next to the compressor) with cork paper. The...
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