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  1. Thread: What is this???

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    Looks like 10 lbs of s@&$ in a 5 lbs bag. I would...

    Looks like 10 lbs of s@&$ in a 5 lbs bag. I would have put furnaces on pedestal boxes to get side and bottom air flow. Guess you get what u pay for. Cheepest bid doesn't equal best work.
  2. Thread: Rental

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    Holy flex batman!!! ::DD:

    Holy flex batman!!! ::DD:
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    I'm surprised they didn't put the condensing unit...

    I'm surprised they didn't put the condensing unit on top of the other unit.
  4. Thread: Oops!!!

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    Oops!!!

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    Found this today at heat maintenance on an apartment complex.
  5. Thread: One on me

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    I'm not an electrician, but I've hear that if a...

    I'm not an electrician, but I've hear that if a breaker is triped due to direct short you are supos to technically replace the breaker. This is what I've heard don't know if its true. Has anyone...
  6. Thread: One on me

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    A friend of mine who's new to the industry went...

    A friend of mine who's new to the industry went on an A/C maint. This past spring, he said the condenser wouldn't turn on, he opened disconnect box and found melted wires. He made the rookie mistake...
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    The other thing is that it would run for weeks...

    The other thing is that it would run for weeks until we got high wind situation then it would trip. After finding no cracks or blockage of HX the only thing we could think of is that the wind was...
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    We pulled the top first found no cracks.

    We pulled the top first found no cracks.
  9. Thread: Drain problem?

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    I wonder if they would like a UV light for there...

    I wonder if they would like a UV light for there Petri dish of mold.
  10. Thread: Drain problem?

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    Wow, bet they didn't need a humidifier. Lol.

    Wow, bet they didn't need a humidifier. Lol.
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    I didn't bother to ask who installed it chances...

    I didn't bother to ask who installed it chances are there not in bizz anymore by the looks of this thing. Get there money and run must have been there motto.
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    Well we had some fairly stiff breezes this...

    Well we had some fairly stiff breezes this weekend and this morning, I went back to this POS and found that its running just fine. Customer is happy. I guess time will tell if the flew extension has...
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    Documentation is the key. I make detailed notes...

    Documentation is the key. I make detailed notes in the computer system as well as on the furnace stickers we use. I get some grief from other techs when I use almost the hole sticker for my notes....
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    I wondered why the duct went up like that too....

    I wondered why the duct went up like that too. Looked to me that poss. That was were the previous system hooked up to and they just hacked this one into place.
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    Yah I was shaking my head the hole time I was...

    Yah I was shaking my head the hole time I was there. Makes me fell like a hack to have to do something like this but like I said what else can I do. I would prefer not to have to climb up there and...
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    No we didn't install this, I think it's just a...

    No we didn't install this, I think it's just a problem we inherited this fall.
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    Just make it fit!!!

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    Hope the pics work. This is a RTU that I went out to a few weeks ago with another tech. He said he was having rollout switch...
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    I did a maint on an apartment building walked...

    I did a maint on an apartment building walked into apartment and I told my helper to close the door cuz I smelled a cat. We went to crawl hatch were furnace was went down and smell got worse. I...
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    Yah I would have run my health is more important...

    Yah I would have run my health is more important than there comfort. I only had to do it once because the cat piss smell almost made me sick and I was standing outside the front door just told them...
  20. Thread: Water Furnace

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    Another minor air flow issue I have ran across...

    Another minor air flow issue I have ran across with the packaged units is when the. (rectangular) return drop is brought strait down and attached directly to the air coil/ filter...
  21. So that's how u drill a square hole... And here I...

    So that's how u drill a square hole... And here I was waiting time using a sawzall to cut my square lol...
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    I like the mold growth. Yummy.

    I like the mold growth. Yummy.
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    Looks good. :)

    Looks good. :)
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    And yes I do agree that the difference in the...

    And yes I do agree that the difference in the size of indoor and out door coils does have a contributing factor as well. Maybe not as much in an air to air heat pump but the logic can be somewhat...
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    Is the problem furnace a down flow by chance?

    Is the problem furnace a down flow by chance?
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    Sorry for the miss-understanding. What I was...

    Sorry for the miss-understanding. What I was trying to get across was simply that it is better to charge in the cooling mode at manufacture specified OAT. However, we don't live in that magical...
  27. Thread: Water Furnace

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    Well most variable speed fans regulate speed...

    Well most variable speed fans regulate speed based on the back force or pressure of the air on the blades ( air causes resistance on the motor). When there is not enough back pressure on the fan it...
  28. Thread: Water Furnace

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    Perhaps they use a different blower than...

    Perhaps they use a different blower than geocomfort. I have also had the same problem on the climate masters. Last one I found was done with duct board and it sounded like someone was moving...
  29. Thread: Water Furnace

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    Well job looks very nice. One small thing though,...

    Well job looks very nice. One small thing though, the variable speed blowers require a min. Of 18 inches of the plenum height to be the same size as the opening on the top of the unit. The reason why...
  30. Thread: Water Furnace

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    I don't have much experience with water furnace,...

    I don't have much experience with water furnace, but I have a lot with geocomfort does this unit have a variable speed blower?
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    Nothin some duct tape can't fix

    Nothin some duct tape can't fix
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    I ran a call this morning. The furnace was an old...

    I ran a call this morning. The furnace was an old natural draft best I could tell from the serial # it was from 79'. The blower was not comming on so I explained to the customer that I need to insure...
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    Heat pump can be charged in the heating mode...

    Heat pump can be charged in the heating mode using SC & SH. However, if the charge is adjusted in the heating mode, you will need to fine tune it in the cooling mode when spring hits. The system...
  34. Thread: Lennox HP26

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    Sorry Mason. I'm new to the forum thing didn't...

    Sorry Mason. I'm new to the forum thing didn't realize DIYs were on here. Applying now thanks.
  35. Thread: Lennox HP26

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    I would take a look at indoor TXV make sure it's...

    I would take a look at indoor TXV make sure it's a bi flow. I had one were they ordered and installed a non bi-flow and had same problem cuz discharge from compressor was beeing blocked at indoor...
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    Looks like an LP system. Lol. :). I herd ( I...

    Looks like an LP system. Lol. :). I herd ( I don't know how true it is) that briant and carrier 90's need to be run for a minimum of 20 min. To allow the oils from manufacture to work there way out...
  37. Wouldn't be surprised if it was a 120v stat and...

    Wouldn't be surprised if it was a 120v stat and valve. Probably wouldnt have hurt to test voltage at stat could have been the 120v sinario or the 24v sinario. Either way I always cring when it's a...
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    I do have to say that the company I used to work...

    I do have to say that the company I used to work for on the north shore of Chicago had what I thought was a good way to size his equipment. He would size at 0 degrees. When I asked him why he did...
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    I haven't used 636 just sched 40. The only big...

    I haven't used 636 just sched 40. The only big problem with pluged drains was on the Lennox, ( Like I said the port is very small even a lady bug would cause problems) I didn't have problem when I...
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    I think I understand now, first stage is for...

    I think I understand now, first stage is for comfort. Thanks for the input. I guess u learn something new every day. :)
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    I got a what I thought to be a good 2" cutter...

    I got a what I thought to be a good 2" cutter made by Kobalt. It had a very agressive v shaped blade. It would tend to just break the pipe instead of cut. I took it back and got a cheep generic brand...
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    Okay that makes sense. I find myself experiencing...

    Okay that makes sense. I find myself experiencing the draft issue when I'm watching tv. And I see the point of the inducer not slowing down to match fire rate making it a little less efficant than a...
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    I guess I understand that in 1st stage that the...

    I guess I understand that in 1st stage that the furnace would not have the full capacity of the entire house, and I can see how if 1st stage is allowed to run for a very long time how it would be...
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    I would say your good then. I would think if...

    I would say your good then. I would think if everything is within range it wouldn't condense in primary. If your still worried about it let it run for a month or two, take the collector box off and...
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    Sounds to me, if I'm understanding the situation...

    Sounds to me, if I'm understanding the situation properly. That you may have an air flow issue, duct size, plenum height, filter size or return size. If your gas valve is set at minimum range yet...
  46. After re reading posts I have a ? The 500 psi is...

    After re reading posts I have a ?
    The 500 psi is that beeing found at discharge from compressor or is that liquid pressure?
    I'm assuming it's discharge because of the 35 degrees of super heat it...
  47. Assuming this is 410a system 100 psi on low side...

    Assuming this is 410a system 100 psi on low side is slightly lower than what it should be. Probably should be around 120 psi or so. You may want to investigate TXV by placing bulb in hot and cold...
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    Perfectionist hit the nail on the head. The only...

    Perfectionist hit the nail on the head. The only way to know exactly what pressure to set gas at is to use CA. There are many types and all work a little different from one to the other, but the main...
  49. I agree with all posts about the importance of...

    I agree with all posts about the importance of clean burners and transfer rail. I like the fact that you took the time to remove the manifold and insure clean orifices and manifold. I ran into a...
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