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    2 years ago I went on a not enough cooling call...

    2 years ago I went on a not enough cooling call and found a restriction in the condenser. It was in the second row from the bottom, and everything after it was sweating. I eliminated the last 2...
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    Its ironic because apparently K-mart has a...

    Its ironic because apparently K-mart has a not-to-exceed on the number of customers in the store. I think its like 5.
  3. That was supposed to say "sealer", but my phone...

    That was supposed to say "sealer", but my phone autocorrected it
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    I acquired one account that was a large bar in...

    I acquired one account that was a large bar in high rise that had a 5 HP air handler that would chunk belts and then shake all the liquor off the shelves behind the bar in the middle of the night. I...
  5. Thread: Right or Left?

    by craig1
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    Which hand do you hold the yellow snips with? ...

    Which hand do you hold the yellow snips with?


    And which snips are for cutting flex duct wire?......

    Trick question, you always cut flex duct wire with your apprentice's snips.
  6. They told me that their dealer is a gas and...

    They told me that their dealer is a gas and circulates in the system as a gas and is removed when the refrigerant is recovered. Did they say this to you by any chance?
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    In the event of a grossly undersized receiver,...

    In the event of a grossly undersized receiver, eliminating pumpdown won't always help. If you eliminate pumpdown before defrost, you will still have a pumpdown after defrost caused by the pressure...
  8. Thread: Need hvac help

    by craig1
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    Did you tell the contractor you wanted 68 degrees...

    Did you tell the contractor you wanted 68 degrees before he quoted/installed the equipment? Thats not a normal temperature for air conditioning, nor is it a reasonable temperature for a human being...
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    Doesn't really matter. Its a Truesteam, it will...

    Doesn't really matter. Its a Truesteam, it will break down before it does any damage to the ductwork
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    One reason 134a is not used in split systems is...

    One reason 134a is not used in split systems is that it requires huge pipes relative to the capacity. A 3 ton system would require a 1/2" liquid line and a 7/8 or 1-1/8 suction line
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    horizontal scores don't matter. remember the...

    horizontal scores don't matter. remember the auger should never touch the evaporator anyways. The 1/16" or so layer of ice that forms on the evaporator at startup stays there the entire cycle. ...
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    hows the condenser coil. can you see a...

    hows the condenser coil. can you see a flashlight through it? Try washing it from the inside out.
  13. Thread: 1/4' pipe

    by craig1
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    It's not an r-500 unit because he said the old...

    It's not an r-500 unit because he said the old one was Trane. Only carrier used r-500
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    I doubt it exists. If they were actually worried...

    I doubt it exists. If they were actually worried about it they would put a warning sticker on the compressor.
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    If its old enough to have a hot wire relay, I...

    If its old enough to have a hot wire relay, I doubt you'll ever need to replace the compressor. any compressor that old was built like a tank. Just keep an extra 3 in 1 on hand.

    If you feel...
  16. If the cubes fell separately you need the set the...

    If the cubes fell separately you need the set the cube size BIGGER. They should fall in strips. They may not appear to be physically attached, but entire vertical rows should release at once.

    I...
  17. are the cubes equal size on the entire evap? if...

    are the cubes equal size on the entire evap? if the top cubes are much smaller than the bottom, you have a charge issue. if they are all the same size, your charge is probably OK.

    You must make...
  18. That 10 LB bag of ice only has 30 BTUs more of...

    That 10 LB bag of ice only has 30 BTUs more of cooling if its at -10. Not really that much compared to the 1440 BTU provided by the ice to water phase change.
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    Last time I got a crane it was 500 for a 4 hour...

    Last time I got a crane it was 500 for a 4 hour block time. We went 30 minutes over and they charged $500 more for the next 4 hour block even though I only use 30 min of it. $@&# them. I would...
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    I have it and love it. About 3 months ago it did...

    I have it and love it. About 3 months ago it did the clutch ratcheting thing in the middle of the cut. Next day it was fine and has been fine since. No idea what happened
  21. 2 PSI gas is VERY common, almost standard, in...

    2 PSI gas is VERY common, almost standard, in large commercial systems. It's becoming popular in residential too. With 2 PSI you need a regulator at each appliance.
  22. Thread: A boiler WTH!

    by craig1
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    I'd be most concerned about those bottles of oil...

    I'd be most concerned about those bottles of oil 1 inch from the vent pipe
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    That line is the metering device. I think it was...

    That line is the metering device. I think it was lennox that did that in the 60s or 70s. some other brands may have done it also
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    A trailer is good for new construction, but seems...

    A trailer is good for new construction, but seems overkill for changeouts.

    Does your supplier deliver? When I do changeouts, I pull the old equipment, supplier brings new, and hauls away the old,...
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    And at the same time all the emissions controls...

    And at the same time all the emissions controls have extended the life of gas engines to the point that their life expectancy is equal or greater than even the old style diesels. Old gas engines...
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