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    Pump down and remove the guts from the LLS and...

    Pump down and remove the guts from the LLS and see if it changes the pressures with cond blocked. LLS/TXV's requires certain Pressure delta T to operant properly. Is there a filter/dryer on the...
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    liquid line solenoid energized and calling ...

    liquid line solenoid energized and calling

    Does not mean its opening!

    Close the king valve, run comp a minute, with LLS calling, the loosen bolts on LLS and do a "deminimus" release, remove...
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    There is a reason for it being there, and it has...

    There is a reason for it being there, and it has to do with meeting a requirement by some group, I can't remember which. BUT, Its a manufacturing requirement, not necessary for the proper operation...
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    Acid in system. Which is usually caused by...

    Acid in system. Which is usually caused by moisture.
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    tripping on overload, CPR needed.

    tripping on overload, CPR needed.
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    luxury features ie.. two stage system with a...

    luxury features ie.. two stage system with a variable speed fan.

    Also more complex controls, operation, sequence of events, more parts, less servicemen able to COMPENTENTLY work on it.

    In 30...
  7. Thread: Obama on guns

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    I just read "The Grapes of Wrath" for the second...

    I just read "The Grapes of Wrath" for the second time.

    First time I was a kid and it meant nothing.

    Its a story about the great depression, and a family leaving their home and all the...
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    Nope,, gotta blow that dust all over. Only way. ...

    Nope,, gotta blow that dust all over. Only way.

    Well, at home I use a small bottle brush. Then blow the heck out of it with my air compresser and tell the wife to cover anything she does'nt want...
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    What holds it in there??? Gravity IF the drain...

    What holds it in there??? Gravity

    IF the drain got plugged, you'll have a wet floor. Yes, it happens often if you don't get it checked/cleaned each spring.

    Duct tape is good. Fix's most...
  10. I would agree with you up to a point? what is...

    I would agree with you up to a point? what is your solution if we don't bail "them" out

    Why not offer LOW interest loans to the homeowners? NOT THE FAT CATS that gave the loan away KNOWING the...
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    Are you sure it has a defrost timer? ...

    Are you sure it has a defrost timer?

    Basically, its a refrigerator, right? Not a freezer. So it may use off cycle defrost.

    In other words, case is to maintain 38-40'f, and if you do that, the...
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    Years ago, I had the same situation. I fixed it...

    Years ago, I had the same situation. I fixed it by "accidently" dropping the NEW, not in warranty compressor after I had begged, pleaded for the bucket truck.

    First they wanted me to pay for the...
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    You say this is a mobile home. Have you contacted...

    You say this is a mobile home. Have you contacted the manufacturer to see what size they recommend? In the old days, the rule of thumb was one ton/500sq ft. on a HOUSE. My new 1480 sq ft house has a...
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    There is no return duct, the home has the 3 inch...

    There is no return duct, the home has the 3 inch gaps under all the room doors for return and the furnace (air handler) is in a closet with a louvered door although the door has not been replaced as...
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    Ditto!;)

    Ditto!;)
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    Now you're catching on!

    Now you're catching on!
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    Thats exactly what I do, I tell them to go ahead...

    Thats exactly what I do, I tell them to go ahead and let company XYZ replace it because the only time I advise equipment replacement is with a bad compressor or HX. I also advise them to ask WHY the...
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    30 yrs, and I'm the only tech, owner, licensed,...

    30 yrs, and I'm the only tech, owner, licensed, insured, etc. I also refuse to sell new equipment. I service only. I try to keep my customer base in the 60 and above age to keep them from getting...
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    That should have been found on the start up. I...

    That should have been found on the start up. I bet the old "bad/pitted contactor" is the most abused parts sale bar none.
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    do you not do any pm's? Nope, and no I have...

    do you not do any pm's?

    Nope, and no I have not seen ONE gas furnace less than 5 yrs old that was dirty. I also mentioned MODERN equipment. When is the last time you pulled an end shot burner and...
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    Are PMs the minimum standard? I think that if...

    Are PMs the minimum standard?

    I think that if you did not read it on the warranty card, you don't need it. If the manufacture required it to maintain your warranty, the warranty would state so.
    ...
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    Thats what you do to make it LOOK like your doing...

    Thats what you do to make it LOOK like your doing something. On an average 5yr old system that needs coils cleaned, there is an outside problem that needs to be addressed.

    I just cleaned my evap...
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    When house power was applied to the system, the...

    When house power was applied to the system, the warranty clock started running on the whole system. When you used it does not matter.
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    Yessir... them there is some real stick you ribs...

    Yessir... them there is some real stick you ribs grocery's:D
    But,, yep, I eat two for starters:)
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    Hmmm, I work on 20 yr old duct board systems that...

    Hmmm, I work on 20 yr old duct board systems that don't have a problem:confused:
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    Not in residential anyway. You can always...

    Not in residential anyway.

    You can always tell the tin benders by the scars on their hands:D
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    Hint: convert pressure to temperature on a...

    Hint: convert pressure to temperature on a pressure/temp chart, whats the difference between measured temp and the one converted from pressure? (ans:superheat or subcooling)

    LL will have the...
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    Are you willing to pay them to come out for a...

    Are you willing to pay them to come out for a fall check? This is usually not included in first year warranty, Only parts and labor.

    Most modern residential systems are maintenance free and only...
  30. Read this article, it was published in 1999 and...

    Read this article, it was published in 1999 and is the smoking gun. Also note what Franklin Raines said. (now an OBombus adviser)

    ...
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    If you want the real story, read this article...

    If you want the real story, read this article published in 1999! Link at the bottom.

    Excerpt:

    In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers,...
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    Don't lie to the man. Yes it will work and COOL...

    Don't lie to the man. Yes it will work and COOL fine. It just won't be a 13 seer. And if he gets an indoor unit with a TXV, I bet it works out to be a 12seer.

    Dear homeowners........I feel sorry...
  33. What he said: ditto. Any work you need that...

    What he said: ditto.

    Any work you need that can wait long enough to get 3 quotes, throw out the high and low and work with the one in the midde.

    Need it now. look for someone that charges by...
  34. Thread: R-500

    by Leo3006
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    And yes, I HAVE priced all of this equipment. ...

    And yes, I HAVE priced all of this equipment.

    Well its a DARN shame I can't post this 1997 10 seer price list on this forum because it would make a fool out of you!!!!!!

    I guess its a moot...
  35. Thread: R-500

    by Leo3006
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    Please look up the definition of propaganda. You...

    Please look up the definition of propaganda. You tell someone a lie long enough and it becomes the truth. You prove it.

    I don't want to turn this forum in to a political debate, and I sure will...
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    Think back 10 yrs ago and price a 8 or 10 seer...

    Think back 10 yrs ago and price a 8 or 10 seer straight cool/ele and compare it to the same 13 seer 410a of today.

    In 1995, I bought a new truck, simple one, no power anything. Best price I could...
  37. Thread: R-500

    by Leo3006
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    Use to be a common comfort cooling refrigerant in...

    Use to be a common comfort cooling refrigerant in the 60's and used by carrier and I assume others. I remember having to check the data plates to see what kind of freon was used. This was the day of...
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    "I bought this house in June, 2.5 stories, 3500...

    "I bought this house in June, 2.5 stories, 3500 sqft, built around 1998"

    Your rich,,, why do you care? Call anyone local and get a price. simple.
  39. Thread: Micron Gauge

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    All you said is correct. I have a slightly...

    All you said is correct. I have a slightly different thought on the subject since I HATE charging for time I've wasted watching a micron gauge.

    I use a micron gauge when I think I need it, not all...
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    You can use 15 or 5% on most anything except heat...

    You can use 15 or 5% on most anything except heat sensitive things like TXV's w/o removable powerheads. (Even then best use Staybright 8 or similar. Flows around 800'f vs 1200 for 15 and higher for...
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    My read was like blaming sport fisherman for...

    My read was like blaming sport fisherman for overfishing the seas

    Correct, except in this case, there was no overfishing, it was all political hype. And all those "more knowledgeable than you" had...
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    All the global warming and holes in the ozone...

    All the global warming and holes in the ozone propaganda. If I have to explain, you aren't willing to listen and have swallowed the propaganda. (no offense intended) Like arguing religion,(which GW...
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    First question, has there been any freon leaks?...

    First question, has there been any freon leaks? no, Second, is the old set correctly sized? If so, use the old line set. Remove as much old oil as possible and don't worry about it.

    I was taught...
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    Quit shopping equipment and start shopping highly...

    Quit shopping equipment and start shopping highly rated HVAC contractors. My advise is throw out the high and low bid and work with the ones in the middle.

    Regardless of brand name, if your not...
  45. Turn the power off, rinse off the blood/goo....

    Turn the power off, rinse off the blood/goo. (like if it rained). Wait an hour and turn the power back on. Run it and let the AC guy have a day off. Call monday set up a time to clean it. No hurry...
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    Heating/Cooling speed?

    Heating/Cooling speed?
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    The 66 DEGREE Temp split is between 40-70, so...

    The 66 DEGREE Temp split is between 40-70, so your ok. Just means air flow is slightly low. Depending on the blower, you may be able to increase the speed, but you may get a noisy unit.

    Let it go...
  48. How long do you plan on keeping the house? If...

    How long do you plan on keeping the house?

    If more than a couple years, a simple 13seer straight cool/ele heat (I wish 10seer was available) split will add value to the home and improve comfort,...
  49. Thread: 410 split

    by Leo3006
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    When POE oils came out, I did an experiment to...

    When POE oils came out, I did an experiment to see if all the hygroscopic hype was warranted.

    I poured POE oil into a small jar and put a lid on it full of holes. Marked the level of the oil and...
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    Yep, but not hearing the noise, hard to tell....

    Yep, but not hearing the noise, hard to tell. Could be a broken spring in a old non scroll compressor, could be a rod knock, could be.....(long list)
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