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    you need a water baffle, a water blow off kit,...

    you need a water baffle, a water blow off kit, ask the counter guy about it. lower the airflow for a temporary fix. I will stat the obvious for any newbies, is unit level? Was drain properly primed?...
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    3 phase panel, the breaker was put on the wild...

    3 phase panel, the breaker was put on the wild leg by this mysterious "someone" when they wired in a 230v blender.

    I usually don't ask too many questions, fix my work and move on. Don't need them...
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    Installed a furnace last year. Get a call, no...

    Installed a furnace last year. Get a call, no heat come fix. I get there and "someone" installed a new breaker in power box, moved my furnace breaker to new location, was getting 208v to furnace,...
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    Its a Misc. charge, or simply mark u p the whole...

    Its a Misc. charge, or simply mark u p the whole bill 20% to 30% and call it a PITA charge...
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    Actually many of the manufactures are going to...

    Actually many of the manufactures are going to units that self diagnose, smart units. they want techs that will pull out the smart phone labtop and plug into the unit, the world of the true...
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    You had to do it didn't you? Now I have that song...

    You had to do it didn't you? Now I have that song stuck in my head! (its mys six year olds favorite song)
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    With the work involved quote a new furnace. You...

    With the work involved quote a new furnace. You replace the HX then the blower fails...or the gas valve or the inducer, if unit is old enough to have cracked HX then replace the whole thing.
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    This one has to be the best one on here! We need...

    This one has to be the best one on here! We need a cookie smiley for this!
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    Give the new Digimon SE a look. I like mine...

    Give the new Digimon SE a look. I like mine...
  10. Thread: man j

    by Artietech
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    Try ACUU Load from ADTEK software. There is a...

    Try ACUU Load from ADTEK software. There is a slight learning curve but it is a license free software, (you do not need to renew license every year) and it is ACCA approved, which is a must if you...
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    bet it freezes up over time, due to not having a...

    bet it freezes up over time, due to not having a filter over a dirt floor. Clean the indoor coil (at least spray it) and blower wheel.
    Install a filter base...
  12. Good way to ruin your day! I also believe all...

    Good way to ruin your day! I also believe all stinging insects should be eradicated, except for honey bees.
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    The only Trane with metal bottom are the XM units...

    The only Trane with metal bottom are the XM units with the wire mesh, and the Ameristar branded units. Which this is niether.
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    Is that an electric water heater? For your sake I...

    Is that an electric water heater? For your sake I hope so. Can't say i have ever encountered something installed like that.
    How big is the vent?
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    Wow, just wow!

    Wow, just wow!
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    And why didn't you change the filter dryer...

    And why didn't you change the filter dryer automatically? ITS A MUST for any compressor change...
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    But the real question is, "HOW did a ROCK get in...

    But the real question is, "HOW did a ROCK get in the line-set?" What are your installers doing? Are they not plugging the ends while they yank on the line? And WHY wasn't this a matched system to...
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    Sounds like a sales tech job. Not a real tech...

    Sounds like a sales tech job. Not a real tech job. Are you comfortable HAVING to condemn good equipment just to make your commission?
  19. Doesn't Trane still have the repair kit for their...

    Doesn't Trane still have the repair kit for their Spine fin coils? Mechanical fitting put in plave where the leak is.
    Where on the OD coil is the leak?
  20. Why was the old system replaced to begin with?

    Why was the old system replaced to begin with?
  21. The only way you will know for sure is to isolate...

    The only way you will know for sure is to isolate each component of the system. Just curious, why keep the old line? Was the old system also r410a? Did they flush the line set to remove any old oil...
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    This job is too physically demanding to be a...

    This job is too physically demanding to be a retirement plan for anyone! Unless you plan on sitting behind a desk with a fleet of techs running the calls...
  23. You would be surprised how many actually do that....

    You would be surprised how many actually do that. I even know a guy who has a full time employee taking calls while he works full time.
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    Check the harness

    Check the harness
  25. Thread: Christmas

    by Artietech
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    Now thats funny, half of congress would fail as...

    Now thats funny, half of congress would fail as well as over half the population.
  26. Thread: Christmas

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    I second that motion!

    I second that motion!
  27. Thread: Christmas

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    Wifey just got me a 2011 Ford E-150 with 12226...

    Wifey just got me a 2011 Ford E-150 with 12226 miles on it. Now I need to fill it up with tools.....
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    In my experience most ductwork can not handle a 3...

    In my experience most ductwork can not handle a 3 month pleated filter, plus as the dirt accumulates on the filter you electric usage by the blower will increase. Now if you duct work is sized...
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    Did this "tech" even open the control panel to...

    Did this "tech" even open the control panel to the OD? All I can say is call a different company out, show them the video, it will point them in the right direction. Due to the rules of the site I do...
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    possible LV short between the y and g. Rodents...

    possible LV short between the y and g. Rodents will chew through the wires in the attic or in the wall or under the house. A REAL tech would have solved this the first time out. You had a parts...
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    Anyone else see a red flag with a four month old...

    Anyone else see a red flag with a four month old filter? What kind of filter? If you are using a standard filter (cheap blue or green ones you can see daylight through), it probably is clean because...
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    Any thoughts on what these guys did?

    http://www.businessfleet.com/article/story/2012/07/downsize-to-rightsize-service-fleet-leaps-into-the-scion-xb.aspx
    Scion XB ad a residential service truck...
    ...
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    What, you don't have a magnet on an extension?...

    What, you don't have a magnet on an extension? Thought that was standard issue...The trick to put keep your tools to a minimum. I have a diagnostic bag, (from veto their meter bag that zips up). I...
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    Poll: Test drove the 2014 ProMaster this weekend. NOT...

    Test drove the 2014 ProMaster this weekend. NOT impressed. Really disappointed in the build quality of the seats. The adjust levers felt cheap, they will not take too much abuse before snapping off....
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    Poll: Is that a Sprinter?

    Is that a Sprinter?
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    Poll: No, that is a Chevy rebadged Nissan NV200 (which...

    No, that is a Chevy rebadged Nissan NV200 (which should be on dealer lots BTW), its a mini-van to compete with Fords Transit Connect. The chevy comes out next year.
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    If you do a side return, use a neoprene pad under...

    If you do a side return, use a neoprene pad under the furnace for vibration.
  38. that just the roof that's level....

    that just the roof that's level....
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    is that flexible dryer vent?

    is that flexible dryer vent?
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    Wheres the flue?!?!?!?!?

    Wheres the flue?!?!?!?!?
  41. Once you get your hands on the new service manual...

    Once you get your hands on the new service manual for the new Trane variable speed let me know. :angel:
  42. That is going to help once I get around to...

    That is going to help once I get around to reading it! thank you, and yes this is a great site, sometimes you just have filter out certain types of responses but great site!
  43. Hey jbaur, Can you send me that ECM motor file...

    Hey jbaur,
    Can you send me that ECM motor file too?
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    Hey just curious, how much would you sell it...

    Hey just curious, how much would you sell it for? The one in your pic?
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    Best one was "Help! I'm going on vacation but the...

    Best one was "Help! I'm going on vacation but the Ac won't shut off!!!" Only to find the fan switch set to ON...
    And then there was the who NEEDED a new t-sat, even though the one he has is only six...
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    probably trying to cover pin holes from not...

    probably trying to cover pin holes from not cleaning the copper before he started....
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    This should be in the wall of pride section.

    This should be in the wall of pride section.
  48. Give them a six month membership to a spa they...

    Give them a six month membership to a spa they can take the misses too.

    Really, a permanent raise/promotion is the BEST 'gift'.
  49. Buy a code book, you should have one anyway, get...

    Buy a code book, you should have one anyway, get the one for the CITY you are in, usually city codes are more strict and that's what the inspectors check. Hopefully you did argue in front of...
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    I would doubt the future reliability of that...

    I would doubt the future reliability of that unit. Was it running when it fell? Did compressor stay in place? You had to lose some oil with the refrigerant, at the least you have to pull the...
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