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  1. Thread: TXV Woes

    by Cosmicmuffin
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    Bodyslam the condenser,,,, Havent tried that one!

    Bodyslam the condenser,,,, Havent tried that one!
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    Ta think we use to heat with wood,and got cool by...

    Ta think we use to heat with wood,and got cool by going in the lake. Good luck!
  3. Up here in the Tundra,if you have a stat...

    Up here in the Tundra,if you have a stat malfunction (low batterys) you can come home to frozen/burst water pipes.Im sticking with the old T87's .
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    Unfortunately you have a Boss with no technical...

    Unfortunately you have a Boss with no technical knowledge."If you cant do teach/boss".Do what he wants,record in writing your thoughts.Start looking for other employment. I've worked with these...
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    I know a very successful supplier who cant help...

    I know a very successful supplier who cant help himself from giving free advise.We call it the "Hero effect".He has never did an install,cant read a volt meter,His knowledge stops from what he has...
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    I have seen alot of these units come overcharged....

    I have seen alot of these units come overcharged. If tech was like so many,that are of the belief condenser+15foot of lineset =correct charge.And did not "check" charge,you may have one of them.They...
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    Ditto; They are not magic boxes.

    Ditto; They are not magic boxes.
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    Doesnt that come with the "smart" thermostat ? Or...

    Doesnt that come with the "smart" thermostat ? Or does it have the self diagnose board in condenser?
  9. I have seen factory charges (with the 15' line...

    I have seen factory charges (with the 15' line set) trip the high pressure switches,With out PS, pound like crazy&peg my gauges. I let the factory charge go,and adjust from there. Have had some...
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    Ditto CM

    Ditto CM
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    Liability $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Liability $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  12. Was talking to a tech from another small...

    Was talking to a tech from another small company.Was asking him about filling out Utility Company refrigerant charge numbers.He said,"the gal in the office does that." I asked if they ever get sent...
  13. One tip I can offer.If your using wet rag on...

    One tip I can offer.If your using wet rag on Service port side. Cut a piece of terry cloth 1"X6",rap it around,push it back towards valve. You may be "overcooling" weld area.Dont forget to take out...
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    Had a factory Rep. tell the class."Our Furnaces...

    Had a factory Rep. tell the class."Our Furnaces are still designed to have a 30yr life span." Two things destroy that. Customers that abuse them.Hacks that install them!
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    Got to have the latest,LED flames.

    Have a customer who has seen these new Electric Fireplaces. He wants to know if he can retro fit his gas fireplaces with them. He never uses fireplaces now,says they smell,also overheat the area.More...
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    Ditto,

    Ditto,
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    Was an asian couple,language barrier added to the...

    Was an asian couple,language barrier added to the humor.New home,claimed there was a women screaming in home,said it sounded like a witch.After long interrogation it happened after running water...
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    I did and went back. Lost sound,and printer/fax...

    I did and went back. Lost sound,and printer/fax ability.After 2weeks trying to figure out,went back to 7professional. They give you 30days to go back,that part was easy.
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    I use to use hi pressures 200 +.Then soap test...

    I use to use hi pressures 200 +.Then soap test all welds. I found hi pressures didnt form "bubbles" as well as lower pressures.
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    Dito.You may want to check Kosy Heat Hi CO..,on...

    Dito.You may want to check Kosy Heat Hi CO..,on previous post
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    Ok,finally got back to unit. Completely...

    Ok,finally got back to unit. Completely disassembled.Cleaned logs,lots of built up carbon, burner tube etc. Reassembled with out logs,fired up.Notices air mixer on burner tube chocked way back,flames...
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    Thank you,I can leave now.....,

    Thank you,I can leave now.....,
  23. Careful here! My JB pump has a caution note. DO...

    Careful here! My JB pump has a caution note. DO NOT REMOVE FITTING AT PUMP there is a seal and jam nut internally. Also thanks for the info on the SWAM,we have had one driving us nuts,same deal.
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    This is why many of us are self employed.If...

    This is why many of us are self employed.If squirrel cage is filthy,I'll stop at a do it yourself car wash. Pull motor,leave cage in housing.5 minutes spinning with high pressure,they look like "and...
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    Done many. Best way to remove,dismantle.Leave...

    Done many. Best way to remove,dismantle.Leave your saws all in the case. Alot of people are confused on making sheetmetal. Cut both plenums up to desired highth . Pan opening closed. Then start from...
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    I got pulled away from adding R410 to a system by...

    I got pulled away from adding R410 to a system by my partner to the mechanical room.Furnace started making a pounding noise. I ran back out to condenser,pulled elec. disconnect. My hi side gauge was...
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    How come the 5-2-1's are not carried at the major...

    How come the 5-2-1's are not carried at the major supply houses?
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    Believe its to prolong the life of the fiber...

    Believe its to prolong the life of the fiber coupling between motor and pump. More so for the next start up sequence.
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    Did it come with instructions? Mine did,and are...

    Did it come with instructions? Mine did,and are worth a good read. It will tell you what microns it should pull,I think its around 25,mine did,and still does after 3yrs,with "fresh oil". If you still...
  30. And thats whys I have,and again would buy Testo.

    And thats whys I have,and again would buy Testo.
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    KOZY HEAT HI CO

    1993 Sundance I Direct Vent. I did a long over do cleaning.Almost a coffee can amount of soot "clunkers" under burner. Removed logs,some badly sooted areas. Cleaned all & glass put back into service....
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    Had the exact thing happen.,I dont touch them...

    Had the exact thing happen.,I dont touch them anymore. I did like using them for a "cool down" switch.
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    About 6 yrs back there were service valves...

    About 6 yrs back there were service valves manufactured that sold to many of the HVAC manufactures.They leaked ! Goodman was one of the only Companys that acknowledge it. For a short time they had a...
  34. There is a resent post on the Lennox Modulating...

    There is a resent post on the Lennox Modulating somewhere on this site.Contractor has Installed over 20 of them.You may want to read his comments.It may be in the Pro section,not sure if you can view...
  35. Look and see if the "Installation Manual" was...

    Look and see if the "Installation Manual" was left on site. I think this will answer your question.
  36. Another Cracked Heat Exchanger will be blamed on...

    Another Cracked Heat Exchanger will be blamed on "Bad Manufacturing". You cant fix stupid. Go put a piece of cardboard in front of your Lexus,see how long the motor last! Ok Im done,Happy New Year!
  37. Thread: Temp rise

    by Cosmicmuffin
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    Line of sight,you shouldnt be able to "see" HX...

    Line of sight,you shouldnt be able to "see" HX from test point.I like to stay 2-3ft away. Also test return by filter,not by upstairs thermostate. Temps differ considerately. This simple test could...
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    Curious: Why is it they allow 80% induced draft...

    Curious: Why is it they allow 80% induced draft furnace vented into same flue with water heaters? 50% homes in are area are this way.
  39. Some HVAC friends did an Elk hunt years back.Set...

    Some HVAC friends did an Elk hunt years back.Set up a wall tent with a small Btu 80% L.P. furnace.They had the same issue!Plus they forgot about the altitude difference. They got there Elk first...
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    Ok I'll bite,whats "eqpt", shiny. you may want...

    Ok I'll bite,whats "eqpt", shiny. you may want to add "private message" to your profile.
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    Why cant you check voltage too ignitor? I always...

    Why cant you check voltage too ignitor? I always confirm 120v to ignitor before replacing.Have been waiting to find an 80volt,but have yet to.But was relying on this test to tell me I am using...
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    Ive had Carriers turn blower on first,then go...

    Ive had Carriers turn blower on first,then go off,and normal sequence starts.Only to find out this is normal!
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    Now the World knows where all the Experts chat !

    Now the World knows where all the Experts chat !
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    I've had this.,replace the ignitor. I know its...

    I've had this.,replace the ignitor. I know its glowing red hot. Its worked twice for me.I carry Glowfly's,so it probably was not with factory OEM.
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    Is this furnace in basement?If so would not...

    Is this furnace in basement?If so would not running fan all the time,pull more radon thru the home,unless returns were sealed very well?
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    Over 100 posts,yet no one has posted the original...

    Over 100 posts,yet no one has posted the original factory bulletin!
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    Condensating furnaces are not a good idea up here...

    Condensating furnaces are not a good idea up here in the north for seasonal homes,That said I've always wondered if you added a "switch" to run inducer fan with not heat for an hour or so,if it would...
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    One tip I have used,remove hi limit...

    One tip I have used,remove hi limit switch,Install there to get before AC coil.
  49. I think the "guest" is referring to pulling...

    I think the "guest" is referring to pulling refrigerant back into the comp. Not pulling a vacuum before "setting" proper charge. My question,why are you doing this on "new' units?
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    Very good. Was there a piston attached to the...

    Very good. Was there a piston attached to the condenser? Thats the one to use,if not,double check charts.quessing about a .055.
    Pressure look pretty good to me,
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