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  1. Well time for an update. I bought a 3.5 ton Rheem...

    Well time for an update. I bought a 3.5 ton Rheem setup instead of 3 ton so No one would be saying "I told you so ", and installed it with the hardstart I tried on the old unit. Had some help...
  2. Thanks for the comments. As I'm replacing the...

    Thanks for the comments. As I'm replacing the inside and outside units I'll flush the lineset to be sure.
  3. What I really meant was should the lineset be...

    What I really meant was should the lineset be flushed or just blown out with nitrogen /?
  4. Refrigerant contaminated by compressor seizure ? Comp ohms ok.

    I had posted before about my unit (scroll ) seizing due to freezing up often, previous owner wirebrushed evap to get hair off and damaged fins. I will be getting the new unit installed soon. What I...
  5. In the course we did a manual j for a 2088 sq. ft...

    In the course we did a manual j for a 2088 sq. ft new house with an irregular outside wall and double glass windows in this locale and it recommeded only 2.5 ton. This house is 25 years old but my...
  6. Okay I was reading about 5 2 1 kits here and it...

    Okay I was reading about 5 2 1 kits here and it says the relay matters so I will give my friend the 3.5/4/5 ton and buy a 1.5/3 ton if its a good idea to put one on from day one. I should also...
  7. I should add that the ducting has all been sealed...

    I should add that the ducting has all been sealed to the ceiling openings, and I have covered about half of the main duct and some of the longer flex drops with r11 fiberglass insulation. The house...
  8. Old unit packed it in, advise on replacement.

    Hello

    I had posted before about my home unit, it has finally died. The compressor seized, tried a hardstart after ohming out ok, but it wouldn't run. I was home when it quit and I thought it was a...
  9. Thread: HVAC strap

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    There's a glue called Goop, available at Walmart...

    There's a glue called Goop, available at Walmart , McCoys, Biglots or even Dollar general.There's RV goop, Plumbers goop, auto, Household all the same thing. One part, works on nearly everything...
  10. Thread: ANIMALS!!!

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    I was running some outlet wiring in a barn, had...

    I was running some outlet wiring in a barn, had to drill through a 16" thick beam (log) , didn't want wire underneath it unprotected. 2000 lb bull sniffing my arm while doing the outlet. Then he...
  11. I had a reputation for this kind of thinking at a...

    I had a reputation for this kind of thinking at a place I worked for 20 years. They could usually tell if a project was mine by the pile of drill chips beside it. Or the glue containers. I fixed one...
  12. Just wanted to say, nothing like thinking outside...

    Just wanted to say, nothing like thinking outside the box, making something work better, easier, cheaper but safe still. I have always tried to do things like this and mainly suceeded. Hard part is...
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    http://fieldpiece.com/tech-articles/142-pipe-tempe...

    http://fieldpiece.com/tech-articles/142-pipe-temperature-measurement-problems-and-solutions

    Some thoughts on what is required
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    I tried this when I was taking the course, as...

    I tried this when I was taking the course, as some people had their Fieldpiece clamps break. I got a 6" clamp at Biglots and glued a plastic v-block for alignment on one side with Goop. The other...
  15. I have 4 filters across entire doorway, all in...

    I have 4 filters across entire doorway, all in parallel, if the lower one is dirty the air can go up and over and still get filtered. There is no return duct, just the hallway. The bottom filter is...
  16. I missed a detail when I posted, I've tried...

    I missed a detail when I posted, I've tried increasing fan speed to high from medium, but it doesn't change the split, just noisier. Also the LL temp was 92 not 88. The unit has done this...
  17. Unit cools well, but occassionally freezes evaporator on mild nights-mid 70s

    Long post, just wanted to anticipate required information.

    Occasionally freezes evap overnight when temp drops to mid 70's. Otherwise Cools well, humidity good , pulls down fine. Drains checked...
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    The nitrogen pressure will increase and...

    The nitrogen pressure will increase and eventually force the valve to open. Like a regulator.
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    We were shown at school that you could charge an...

    We were shown at school that you could charge an a/c system properly on a cool day by partially blocking the condenser fan so the high side pressure would increase to the equivalent of 120 deg F...
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    Working as a small engine mechanic, someone said...

    Working as a small engine mechanic, someone said the backhoe/loader was hard to start. Looked at it and decided to change the + battery terminal clamp. Disconnected and began. Boss came out fairly...
  21. From St. Catharines, originally, later from near...

    From St. Catharines, originally, later from near Alliston, then went south of the border almost all the way to the next border.
  22. Took me 4 years to get it finalized, even with my...

    Took me 4 years to get it finalized, even with my wife a US Citizen. Medical checkups, shots for chicken pox, $$ forms without end, wait wait wait. Can't really say I would do it again. Economy is...
  23. Hard to do. You can get a US visa and residency...

    Hard to do. You can get a US visa and residency if your wife is a citizen, or if a company will apply for a visa for you. You're welcome to visit but its difficult to get residency. US Citizens have...
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    Search for the outfit online

    Search for the outfit online
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    If thats the people suggested by Chuckcrj they...

    If thats the people suggested by Chuckcrj they came to visit our class last fall. Bad vibe, not very forthcoming. As far as I know no-one is going there. One guy from the school went there and did...
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