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    Glad it all worked out. :cheers: On the Mit's...

    Glad it all worked out. :cheers:

    On the Mit's you have to open the panel to get access to the second port.
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    Do they pay on time? I have a rental company...

    Do they pay on time? I have a rental company that waits 90 days to pay. :( I add 15% to cover for the hassle.
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    Yep Cali. Wow its must be a slow time, there...

    Yep Cali. Wow its must be a slow time, there are slots available. :)
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    No Concealed carry permit. They just started...

    No Concealed carry permit. They just started to easy up on the permits, but its still about a 2 year wait. A friend just went through the process, and they only issue so many permits per year. ...
  5. this might offer some insight. without some pics...

    this might offer some insight. without some pics its just a guessing game.

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1203231-Goodman-GMS90904CXAA-leaking-question
  6. It was like 10 years ago American standard had a...

    It was like 10 years ago American standard had a recall for this issue as the cpvc plastic was cracking and water would get all over.
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    Since carrying a loaded gun is not allowed, I...

    Since carrying a loaded gun is not allowed, I might start carrying a bow and arrow.
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    Diagonal Cutters work great for pulling romex...

    Diagonal Cutters work great for pulling romex wire staples. You can grip the side and rock the handles down and out comes the staple.

    cool gel used as a lube when bending copper tubing.
  9. Would need to see a picture. Most furnaces...

    Would need to see a picture.

    Most furnaces error out when the flue backs up with water and they stop running.

    It's possible that a connection is leaking. PVC pipe will sag with time, so make...
  10. Thread: Payne furnace

    by r-290
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    Adam there could be several reason for the issue....

    Adam there could be several reason for the issue. Sounds like your on the right track. You will need to read up on what the furnace it trying to do. Fwiw the manual won't help much more than...
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    For 2013 in ca. but right now its just a...

    For 2013 in ca. but right now its just a suggestion? based on there wording

    B. Insulation for Refrigerant Lines in Split System Air Conditioners
    §150.0(j)2 and 3, §150.0(m)9 Two refrigerant...
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    you just need to follow proper purge. I had a...

    you just need to follow proper purge.

    I had a job where thief stole some of the copper lineset and I repaired it. you are correct in that the connection to the unit is flare only
  13. You can get one of these flex drivers. 1/4 and...

    You can get one of these flex drivers. 1/4 and 5/16 the tip is reversible. I use mine all the time to save some skin

    http://d2pbmlo3fglvvr.cloudfront.net/product/large/2PA79_AS01.JPG
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    might not be weird, but most every outdoor unit...

    might not be weird, but most every outdoor unit here has wasps / hornets and or black widow spiders.
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    Do Mini-Splits heat well in upper midwest? Yes...

    Do Mini-Splits heat well in upper midwest?

    Yes they work fine until is gets really cold outside. Anytime its below 17 degrees your on the slippery slope looking at the mitsubishi chart.

    I...
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    I've thought about this. I have some rental...

    I've thought about this. I have some rental units I service and the filters are removed and never replaced.

    I'm thinking a 4-6" sheet metal box with the front cover that is removable, so you can...
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    You might need to call the distributor. I've...

    You might need to call the distributor. I've done that before on lineset calcs.
    down sizing the tubing lowers the BTU rating of the outdoor unit. With the R410a the lineset's have been...
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    even the Mitsubishi are written odd, I think...

    even the Mitsubishi are written odd, I think they hired a German speaking guy that could translate into English. lol

    I would test leak at 200-300 psi. Those flares can be finicky if you have...
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    I did not install a new grill. The one they had...

    I did not install a new grill. The one they had looked brand new.. something like this.

    http://www.hvacquick.com/content/images/truaire_190_15.jpg

    Edit... I will see if I can get some real...
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    I'm going to build something like what JKopp...

    I'm going to build something like what JKopp posted. Duct liner is not helping very much
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    Pour some denatured alcohol in a (clear) glass,...

    Pour some denatured alcohol in a (clear) glass, pour some oil in there too, shake it, swirl it, do whatever you want to do to get it to blend then let it set over night and check the mix in the...
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    I guess you missed my point about it being used...

    I guess you missed my point about it being used as a flush.:Faint:

    I've used the Rx11 stuff, but people where having issue with it too.

    I made a "tire cheater" just a tank with a ball...
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    tell your boss to take that call back as you told...

    tell your boss to take that call back as you told him what you thought it was and he said no your wrong. :)
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    Let it be, then put the new one on the roof. I...

    Let it be, then put the new one on the roof. I see that when there is no space. just need to make a stand and run some new lines and power.

    most cost effective option is to do nothing.
    ...
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    Then you have a restriction in the refrigerant...

    Then you have a restriction in the refrigerant lines and or a-coil. If it has a filter I would check that first. If you think its the txv, you could pull the bulb and put it in some hot water...
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    Not sure which meter you had, but you need at...

    Not sure which meter you had, but you need at leas a K type temperature meter of some sort.

    Sounds like it could be over charged too. I've run into a few where they just charge the low side to...
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    Would be cheaper to run a new line set even if it...

    Would be cheaper to run a new line set even if it difficult to do.

    R22 is too expensive to use as a flush. Maybe a drop in R22 replacement refrigerant could be used.

    what are you doing on a...
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    Do you have a copy of the flushing procedure...

    Do you have a copy of the flushing procedure outlined in their installation manuals.

    What I found said " The line set and/or indoor coil must be flushed with at least the same amount of...
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    with all the txv's that have been going bad with...

    with all the txv's that have been going bad with sludge, it's more then learning to do it right. you have people that are doing it right, but are switching to pistons just to get them to run.
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    So maybe lately in the manufacturing of...

    So maybe lately in the manufacturing of components, the POE oil is exposed to moisture and is the root cause of all the sludge issues?


    Is there a test for POE oil to see if its converted back...
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    I hear you on the bent blower wheel. Not...

    I hear you on the bent blower wheel. Not worried about rust, most of these units are over 25 years old and need to replaced.

    I've tried the scraping and vacuuming but I don't like breathing...
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    If it dusty it just stays dusty. But I find...

    If it dusty it just stays dusty. But I find them plugged solid and you ain't getting the hair and lint out unless you pull the motor and wash it off. coil cleaner works wonders too.
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    I don't like the small straw colored ones. ...

    I don't like the small straw colored ones.

    Since its been hot,so I decided to start wearing shorts. I spray the coil with cleaner and start washing it out. Freaking black widow comes out a...
  34. Thread: Bryant txv

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    I would still run the TXV and then switch to...

    I would still run the TXV and then switch to piston once bad. Can't be done with 2 stage stuff.
    Edit... If you fixed a few I can see your point to just fix it before so you don't have to come...
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    Those tube things are junk. You need the...

    Those tube things are junk. You need the expanded mesh. Ive had tube units where they could get the panels off and they cut the condenser to get the aluminum out..

    but in all reality you need...
  36. Thread: Bryant txv

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    Little birdy told me it was cheaper for them to...

    Little birdy told me it was cheaper for them to replace the coil then to pull all the units on the shelf. So yes they are selling know problem units and letting the contractor do the...
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    The building codes here are changing. running...

    The building codes here are changing. running ducts in open attics will be a thing of the past pretty quick on new homes.

    They are making rules so the duct work needs to under the insulation...
  38. Quick note: One should verify the common lead on...

    Quick note: One should verify the common lead on the compressor and where it plugs onto the contactor so you plug the black lead from the 5-2-1 on the correct lug.
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    you can call the tech rep at your local...

    you can call the tech rep at your local distributor and he can tell you the expected loss. I've done that before when using lines sets not the same size as recommended. Yes you will not get...
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    Glad you posted that as all the inspector has to...

    Glad you posted that as all the inspector has to say is did you factor in for "not" in free air.

    http://www.barr-thorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Digest-176-NEC-Tables.pdf
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    I don't see where I said that.:putergreet: ...

    I don't see where I said that.:putergreet:

    Maybe I should have told them chase headlights on the freeway?
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    sound attenuation ideas.

    Ok I just installed a furnace which is in a closet and the return air can is under the unit. Super tight on space.

    They had a 100,000 btu furnace, but load calc came out a lot less as they...
  43. Thread: Old r22 tanks

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    Yep, the blacksmith use them to make mini forges....

    Yep, the blacksmith use them to make mini forges.

    EPA says to recover and poke a hole in them.
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    Ok a couple easy things to remember. If you...

    Ok a couple easy things to remember.

    If you run 100' or more you have to go to the next larger wire.

    14 gauge uses a 15 amp breaker
    12 gauges uses a 20 amp breaker
    10 gauge uses a 30 amp...
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    I ask the distributor for there match up list. ...

    I ask the distributor for there match up list. just easier on me
  46. The pipe goes in the 90, the same distance as its...

    The pipe goes in the 90, the same distance as its diameter.
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    FWIW the only part you would see is the...

    FWIW the only part you would see is the bulb.:whistle:

    All the carrier/bryant and trane/AS txv's are factory installed and are inside the cabinet.
    maybe spec some equipment with them...
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    need Indoor Wet Bulb condenser dry bulb vapor...

    need
    Indoor Wet Bulb
    condenser dry bulb
    vapor pressure
    vapor lime temp.

    if you have a smart ph, down load check and charge
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    in the day and of R22 replacements, having mix...

    in the day and of R22 replacements, having mix refrigerants is a real concern.

    even with the price drop below $250
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    Indirect Waste Connections. Condensate from air...

    Indirect Waste Connections.
    Condensate from air cooling coils and the overflow from evaporative coolers and similar water supplied equipment shall be collected and discharged to an approved plumbing...
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