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    His friends: Don't go in there... Don't go...

    His friends:

    Don't go in there...

    Don't go in there...

    ...

    Told you.
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
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    I have a follow-up question to the filter drier:...

    I have a follow-up question to the filter drier:

    If a system is fairly new, say under 5 years old, and the filter drier is at the outdoor unit and you need to replace an indoor coil or braze a...
  4. 0 ohms = zero resistance = the same as connecting...

    0 ohms = zero resistance = the same as connecting the terminal to the grounding wire or suction pipe

    Ever seen a hot wire hit something that was grounded? Lots of sparks, smoke, and the breaker...
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    He sold the most equipment last year, that's how....

    He sold the most equipment last year, that's how. :grin2:
  6. 29.9 in. Hg is in the neighborhood of 750,000...

    29.9 in. Hg is in the neighborhood of 750,000 microns - not near an acceptable vacuum.
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    I think mini splits are best suited for...

    I think mini splits are best suited for applications where you can't install duct work. Any new construction should have a ducted system in mind, but in buildings and homes where running duct work...
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    What are you talking about? Probably half the...

    What are you talking about? Probably half the world uses them.

    They're not as prevalent in the United States as they are worldwide, but they're still very common, especially in buildings where...
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    If they don't want to use their phone, they can...

    If they don't want to use their phone, they can use their tablet or computer. Are they expecting to have something like a remote control? I'm not sure such a thing exists, unless it's a mini split.
  10. Did you compare your water usage with gas...

    Did you compare your water usage with gas consumption?
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    I would call the installing company and have them...

    I would call the installing company and have them investigate the issue. No reason you should have to do anything if you paid good money for it to be installed.
  12. "Bad" is one of those adjectives that makes me...

    "Bad" is one of those adjectives that makes me laugh and cringe when I see it. How was it 'bad'? Was it acting out? Did you have to sit it in timeout? :rollseyes:

    To the OP, you're going to make...
  13. I think you might be confused on how your system...

    I think you might be confused on how your system works, and that's okay.

    The only function of thermostat is to relay a signal to the air handler and outdoor unit to turn on in heating or cooling...
  14. With the power OFF, take a peek at the terminals...

    With the power OFF, take a peek at the terminals and see what happened. That's the weakest point of any hermetic compressor and the only place where smoke would come from, if that's the case.

    Get...
  15. When you observed this, did what did the...

    When you observed this, did what did the temperature read on the thermostat before it turned on, after it turned on, and when it shut off? What is it set at?
  16. If everything is running fine now, then you don't...

    If everything is running fine now, then you don't need a professional to look at it.

    But in the future, if you find that the line set is frozen all the way to the outdoor unit, then shut the...
  17. Sorry, I'm not familiar enough with Fujitsu's...

    Sorry, I'm not familiar enough with Fujitsu's equipment to answer your question. But don't go by a thermostat to determine the indoor temperature. You'll need a thermometer for that.

    With the fans...
  18. Do you have an accurate thermometer to measure...

    Do you have an accurate thermometer to measure the actual temperature inside?

    Are the remotes on economy mode?

    Also, make sure the fan speed is set on AUTO, not on any other setting.
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    If you can afford to gamble by purchasing a new...

    If you can afford to gamble by purchasing a new IFC, you can afford to pay a professional to tell you what's wrong, then decide if you want to take care of it yourself.
  20. Looks like the line set and outdoor unit were...

    Looks like the line set and outdoor unit were probably stolen. You wouldn't install an evaporator coil, braze a line set on it, then cut the line set if you had no intention of using it!

    I would...
  21. Electronic air cleaners are better than 1-inch...

    Electronic air cleaners are better than 1-inch filters in the sense that they don't restrict air flow nearly as much and you don't have to spend money on filters, but they don't hold a candle to the...
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    Canned pea trap?

    I found this on the primary drain line at a no A/C this morning. I still don't see the logic in it. Maybe some sort of coupling?

    604141

    604151
  23. In the Southeast, dual-fuel doesn't seem to have...

    In the Southeast, dual-fuel doesn't seem to have much benefit in terms of cost per BTU of heat. By making your system dual-fuel, you're increasing the complexity of the system which potentially...
  24. It sounds like you do your homework, which is...

    It sounds like you do your homework, which is great. I only wish more homeowners were more diligent especially when it comes to such an important and expensive purchase. A lot of people tend to think...
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    Your furnace is designed for 1200 CFMs, which is...

    Your furnace is designed for 1200 CFMs, which is good enough for a 3-ton air conditioner, which is what you have; not 2.5-tons.

    Call a real technician, not a salesman, and have them determine what...
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    That's when my 3M respirator comes in handy.

    That's when my 3M respirator comes in handy.
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    Take the door off that has the slots in it (where...

    Take the door off that has the slots in it (where the burners are) and there should be a label inside that compartment.
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    1) If you have ball-valve hose for your high...

    1) If you have ball-valve hose for your high side, close off the valve.
    2) Remove your high side hose from the liquid port.
    3) Thread your high side hose onto the suction port, but not enough to...
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    What's the model number of your existing furnace?

    What's the model number of your existing furnace?
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    Oh. Well you're in the wrong forum LOL. This is...

    Oh. Well you're in the wrong forum LOL. This is for homeowners.

    In that case, where are your pressures/temperatures?
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    Blown capacitors are common. The breaker probably...

    Blown capacitors are common. The breaker probably tripped if one of the wires at the terminals grounded against the frame when it blew apart.
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    If you need 3-tons for cooling, then there's no...

    If you need 3-tons for cooling, then there's no reason for increasing the tonnage. What credentials does your boss have to be performing load calculations but not looking further into the problem?...
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    I have yet to see an adjustable TXV on a...

    I have yet to see an adjustable TXV on a residential system, so no.

    It sounds like you're still a little undercharged. The TXV is probably fully open, which is enough to keep the SH normal for the...
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    It depends on what you're looking for in terms of...

    It depends on what you're looking for in terms of convenience and function. If you're looking to save money, no, these thermostats are not likely to save you enough money to pay for it, if that's...
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    When was it installed and has it ever cooled...

    When was it installed and has it ever cooled effectively?

    Have you had a professional look at it yet?
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    Yea, but can you fix it? It reminds me of a...

    Yea, but can you fix it?

    It reminds me of a call I went to yesterday on a 20 year old heat pump. Found the terminals of the compressor blown out, a pool of burned oil in the bottom of the unit,...
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    Just in case the other isn't working.

    Just in case the other isn't working.
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    But colder is better. :whistle: I once...

    But colder is better. :whistle:

    I once disconnected my hoses and it made a bit a *shhh* sound and the guy asked me, "you gonna put that back in?" I said, "put what back in?" He said, "my freon you...
  39. First, you need to measure amperage on the actual...

    First, you need to measure amperage on the actual compressor windings, not the disconnect - is it the start winding or run winding that's drawing current?

    To answer your first question, if a...
  40. Well, that's a fine lookin' return plenum for an...

    Well, that's a fine lookin' return plenum for an Amish guy.
  41. Mr. Bill: I wish I could like your post three...

    Mr. Bill: I wish I could like your post three hundred times. :grin2:
  42. Fair market is whatever you think is fair. If you...

    Fair market is whatever you think is fair. If you don't like one contractor's price, pick another contractor. It's as simple as that.

    Most contractors are going to charge well over $100 per hour...
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    I wouldn't worry about it. Heck, your systems...

    I wouldn't worry about it. Heck, your systems probably work more efficiently with water spraying on the outdoor coils like that. LOL
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    Need some bigger pictures. I can't make out the...

    Need some bigger pictures. I can't make out the details. :whistle:

    Looks pretty standard. That glue or whatever they put around the line set and condensation outlets looks like crap. Tape or thumb...
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    Good lord that's sad. I'm cognizant of this...

    Good lord that's sad.

    I'm cognizant of this on calls where I suspect the equipment was not installed by a professional, in which case I always make sure I have my weight shifted away from the...
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    Word of mouth. But if you're trying to figure...

    Word of mouth.

    But if you're trying to figure out where to put your marketing dollars, Amazon works well for us. Offering discounted checkups often turn into diagnostic calls, which means...
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    Nitrogen and RX11.

    Nitrogen and RX11.
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    Well, as I said already, the line set doesn't...

    Well, as I said already, the line set doesn't need to be replaced unless it's in poor condition. It does need to be flushed, however. If the contractor needs to rip into sheetrock and drill holes to...
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    Existing line set doesn't NEED to be replaced, as...

    Existing line set doesn't NEED to be replaced, as long as it's flushed properly, but it should be replaced if it's easy to access. When you say you live in a condo, is this a multi-story condo,...
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