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    still sounds low most residential txv's are...

    still sounds low

    most residential txv's are not adjustable
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    Trane using Micro Channel coils

    Installed a 3 ton Trane gas pack today and the evaporator coil was a microchannel

    Have to see how this works out

    I know York cant make one to save their life
  3. Last week sucked this week sucked and next week...

    Last week sucked this week sucked and next week will probably suck:gah:

    bunch of warranty txv's, coil's new equipment being DOA and a bunch of difficult service calls
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    The most reliable furnace is a natural draft...

    The most reliable furnace is a natural draft standing pilot with a fan limit
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    ding ding ding I got a call last week "We...

    ding ding ding

    I got a call last week "We probably need a quote on a new unit this one is old and shot" it was a trane heat pump from 1993 replaced the blown run cap amp draws and refrigerant...
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    Installed a Trane air handler it was in the...

    Installed a Trane air handler it was in the winter so I ran it in heat runs for about 2 mins then cuts out on high pressure took me an hour to figure the blower was spinning backwards the wiring to...
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    I rent a house and first time i turned on the a/c...

    I rent a house and first time i turned on the a/c the unit was basically empty called the land lord and the home warranty came out and added leak seal i think it actually worked but the compressor...
  8. Thread: 410

    by KevinAdv
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    410a is fine its the manufacturers building junk...

    410a is fine its the manufacturers building junk thats the problem
  9. I have replaced 3 this week 2 were package units,...

    I have replaced 3 this week 2 were package units, 1 day & night and 1 trane the trane was a pita never want to do that again

    1 Trane split I pulled the bulb let it hang in the attic took a week to...
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    I have started buying Amrad caps to keep on the...

    I have started buying Amrad caps to keep on the truck I'm in the process of using up all the mars Caps and I am switchting to turbo 200 minis for my smaller caps
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    some older houses here have three phase power...

    some older houses here have three phase power eliminate the run cap eliminate it from failing
  12. Thread: XV20i

    by KevinAdv
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    I have had quite a few I have had to rip the guts...

    I have had quite a few I have had to rip the guts out of to make the system work correctly
  13. 68 when its 110 outside not gonna happen

    68 when its 110 outside not gonna happen
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    Finally got an I manifold I used it on my own...

    Finally got an I manifold I used it on my own system today seems pretty neat Will start using it tomorrow on customers systems

    Not sure if I will use it on every job or keep using the Testo 550's...
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    I keep 1/3 hp 1075 1/4 hp 1075 1/3 to 1/6...

    I keep

    1/3 hp 1075
    1/4 hp 1075
    1/3 to 1/6 1075 rescue
    1/3 to 1/6 825 rescue

    I almost never get an oem motor unless its under warranty if the units 15 years old its not gonna last much...
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    Why go to the call if you don't try to make the...

    Why go to the call if you don't try to make the repair
  17. I have gotten lunch several times I usually get...

    I have gotten lunch several times I usually get $20-50 a week in tips and one time got a $100 tip each for me and my coworker I tried to give it back and she was insistent i take it
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    I have the tech mindset but even if I bid a job...

    I have the tech mindset but even if I bid a job for a third guy or two days my boss wants it done in one day.

    to do a proper start up on most system it takes about two hours
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    We have some systems running as low as .20 tesp ...

    We have some systems running as low as .20 tesp

    On a retrofit .40-.60 is more the norm after duct modifications
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    Would it kill them to male the Cabinets out of...

    Would it kill them to male the Cabinets out of something a littler thicker than what seem like 30 gauge metal

    I have installed some Goodman units and I still don't like them Day & Night is my go...
  21. Thread: Imanifold?

    by KevinAdv
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  22. Thread: New House

    by KevinAdv
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    I have never seen a tract house with a decently...

    I have never seen a tract house with a decently installed system unless it was replaced
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    Thats fine and I understand if it was standard or...

    Thats fine and I understand if it was standard or code here I would do it

    but because it isn't here and I don't doesn't mean I'm a hack
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    I have never seen a furnace with hard piped gas...

    I have never seen a furnace with hard piped gas line or with power ran in conduit to the furnace in this state.

    But if I showed a picture of a furnace I installed without those done I would get a...
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    Exactly I won't post again I do very good work...

    Exactly I won't post again I do very good work but you can nit pick anything and will the customer pay twice as much for everything to look absolutely perfect even it doesn't affect performance
  26. I would welcome it If i decided to leave my...

    I would welcome it If i decided to leave my current company I don't want to end up finding out the new company is worse
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    I have been less than impressed with the...

    I have been less than impressed with the electricians I have dealt with some are downright dumb kind of scary that they play with electricity
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    I think Rheem or Ruud I like the spark ignition...

    I think Rheem or Ruud I like the spark ignition as opposed to HSI

    Definitely one that is not 90% as well
  29. the multizone mini splits efficiency is nothing...

    the multizone mini splits efficiency is nothing to write home about especially EER

    A trane xv18 or 20 or Carrier Green Speed give you the variable capacity of a mini split in a more efficent...
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    I have never heard of doing it if the air handler...

    I have never heard of doing it if the air handler is above the condenser, I have done it vice versa.

    If they are going to use such a large suction line the velocity in the pipe may be too low to...
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    Goodman must be nuts no 410A system 5ton or under...

    Goodman must be nuts no 410A system 5ton or under needs 1" 1/8
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    I went to RSI always scored 90+ on tests and was...

    I went to RSI always scored 90+ on tests and was in no way prepared for the field the first two years were brutal there is not a whole lot of hands on at RSI and they make you learn solar and...
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    I prefer the oxy acytelene but I do use the turbo...

    I prefer the oxy acytelene but I do use the turbo sometimes in attics or on a roof if I don't feel like hauling the oxy rig around
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    I believe the Nest also doesn't click

    I believe the Nest also doesn't click
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    Not a service call but a estimate lady is nuts...

    Not a service call but a estimate lady is nuts she wants a mini split to cool a room I start looking at things she says what are you doing I have to see where to run the refrigerant lines and put the...
  36. Thread: Cooling Off

    by KevinAdv
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    I always put heatpumps in heat in the summer to...

    I always put heatpumps in heat in the summer to defrost the coil They really put out the heat when its 110 degrees :grin2:
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    I know I was joking although if it has a/c...

    I know I was joking although if it has a/c upgrading to a heat pump makes a ton of sense
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    but a new one is more efficient :grin2:

    but a new one is more efficient :grin2:
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    the 9 in the condenser model # is for 19 seer it...

    the 9 in the condenser model # is for 19 seer it is a XL19i
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    I had a gam5 do the same thing one time although...

    I had a gam5 do the same thing one time although most we do don't have any heat kits I wonder if a blower off delay would help

    getting that static down should help as well I don't think the supply...
  41. Thread: Used furnaces

    by KevinAdv
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    I have a few customers try to get us to buy used...

    I have a few customers try to get us to buy used units.

    I have a 2009 Goodman 13 seer 2.5 ton heat pump condenser that has a leak in the condenser coil that I thought about fixing and Reselling...
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    I carry 410a, R-22, bunch of capacitors, 5-2-1...

    I carry

    410a, R-22, bunch of capacitors, 5-2-1 Hard starts, couple thermostats, A few relays & contactors, 240 & 115 blower motors, condenser fan motors, Glow fly ignitor, Honeywell 9120u, Honey...
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    That model # is a 2 ton

    That model # is a 2 ton
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    I currently have the Ridgid X4 18v impact but I...

    I currently have the Ridgid X4 18v impact but I am thinking about going with a Dewalt DCF886

    I really don't like 12v impacts or drivers they just feel wrong and most cant stand themselves up
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    not sure what the energy saving mode is but no on...

    not sure what the energy saving mode is but no on lighting a pilot
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    on these units its easy to have the outdoor...

    on these units its easy to have the outdoor piston fall out during install and not notice or could be backwards

    What air handler are you using
  47. My wife was watching one of the flipper shows on...

    My wife was watching one of the flipper shows on one of the networks they are fixing up a 1940-50's house and the contractor gives him a cost and then they start tearing open walls and saying this...
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    sounds like it needs a hard start if it has a txv

    sounds like it needs a hard start if it has a txv
  49. Do you have propane or natural gas

    Do you have propane or natural gas
  50. its better for a compressor to run all day then...

    its better for a compressor to run all day then cycle off every 15mins
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