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    Yes it does! We used to call them suction-liquid...

    Yes it does! We used to call them suction-liquid heat exchangers and they were of several types. The simplest is a liquid line soldered to a suction line. :)


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  2. He said the run time was 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs. You...

    He said the run time was 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs. You think there is a problem. :)


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    Dear Mr. ggcisco I'm responding to your phone...

    Dear Mr. ggcisco

    I'm responding to your phone call/letter expressing dismay about our prices. Yes, we do charge more than some other companies in the area, though not as much as others. I make no...
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    Movie theater popcorn has an average markup of...

    Movie theater popcorn has an average markup of 1,275 percent, do you say anything to the owners/managers about that? or do you just watch the movie and enjoy it? :grin2:
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    It's much easier for the President and...

    It's much easier for the President and politicians to make a big deal out of the Confederate Battle flag than to answer questions and make decisions on the economy, healthcare, and ISIS. I'm sure...
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    If your really that worried, I would just call...

    If your really that worried, I would just call out a reputable service co. to service your ac, and don't tell them anything about what someone else said, and see what they find. You might also get...
  7. I understand that! But if he can't get the guy...

    I understand that! But if he can't get the guy that installed the system, to come back out and correct it what other choice does he have?


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  8. New Trane Central A/C -- Only 10-11 Degree Temperature Drop

    You don't have to call out a Trane dealer just because it's a Trane, you can call any ac company to service your system.


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  9. New Trane Central A/C -- Only 10-11 Degree Temperature Drop

    If the system is running that long with a 2° drop, and the humidity level holds at 70%, my wild cyber guess would be, to much air-flow or charge is off. Could be a bad expansion valve, but we would...
  10. New Trane Central A/C -- Only 10-11 Degree Temperature Drop

    Double post.
  11. That 70% humidity could very well drop the TD...

    That 70% humidity could very well drop the TD "temperature differential" to 11°... How long are the cycles? like to know how long the system runs when it calling for cool.
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    Another important factor in sizing the suction...

    Another important factor in sizing the suction line is "oil return"..... These two factors suction line pressure loss and suction line velocity are the most important parts of sizing suction lines...
  13. Couple things that come to mind if your only...

    Couple things that come to mind if your only getting a a 10 or 11 degree split, might be to much air-flow or really humid inside. SH "Superheat" and SC "Subcooling" would probably help a lot if you...
  14. What was the outdoor temp?

    What was the outdoor temp?
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    Not a problem at all, it's called LRA "lock rotor...

    Not a problem at all, it's called LRA "lock rotor amps" you will find most 3-ton "single phase" units draw around 60-70 LRA on start-up.
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    Install you a furnace mount filter system on both...

    Install you a furnace mount filter system on both systems, and that's eliminates that problem. I would rather have the filter system, than a damper shutting on and off all the time. Also with the...
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    Looks like "in the pictures" the liquid line just...

    Looks like "in the pictures" the liquid line just rubbed on top of the suction line and caused a small leak, I see oil on top of the suction line, so I don't think the leak is in the condenser coil...
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    New AC system - MUCH higher electrical bill

    No, your suggestion was based on my idea, we're on the same page, I was just talking about the other ideas in general. As for as the new duct to the new 3-ton System, I was just giving them the...
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    You definitely don't want a higher pitch...:eek2:

    You definitely don't want a higher pitch...:eek2:
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    Just wanted to mention this, because I've seen a...

    Just wanted to mention this, because I've seen a few post about the duct, all the duct was changed out from what I understand for both systems, so the 3-ton they added "should" have the proper sized...
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    My discernment fails me again, I figured you for...

    My discernment fails me again, I figured you for a Lawyer. :grin2:
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    Stucco wall setting on a condenser pad, that must...

    Stucco wall setting on a condenser pad, that must be one heavy duty pad. :grin2: :grin2: :grin2:
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    Look at that condensing unit, that thing has been...

    Look at that condensing unit, that thing has been painted and also must have come off Fred Flintstones home, and it's a 410A unit? :grin2:
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    They did do a pretty good clean job. Just a...

    They did do a pretty good clean job. Just a thought while I'm noticing it, you need to get the flex duct up off the insulation, when the outdoor dew point is near or above the temperature of any...
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    New AC system - MUCH higher electrical bill

    Couple things I see, I would have done differently. I would have used furnace stands, and a return air can for the return duct, but like I told you on the phone, being a critic is the easiest job in...
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    What your seeing is very normal. Sent from...

    What your seeing is very normal.


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    This is why I suggested what I did in post...

    This is why I suggested what I did in post 29..:grin2:
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    Is it the grey/gray flex duct?

    Is it the grey/gray flex duct?
  29. An 0.08 piston? you sure it did not say an 0.080?...

    An 0.08 piston? you sure it did not say an 0.080? never heard of an 0.08 piston, but I'm still learning. :grin2:
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    He emailed me about this, not much I could think...

    He emailed me about this, not much I could think of to do either, other that take all the duct from the upstairs unit and stick it on the downstairs unit, add new supply registers in each room...
  31. Thread: Flag terminals

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    My electrician Bud gave me a pair of those, I...

    My electrician Bud gave me a pair of those, I love e'm.......:grin2:
  32. Thread: AC not cooling

    by Mr Bill
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    My neighbor cut his little finger last week, and...

    My neighbor cut his little finger last week, and I wasn't sure which Band-Aid "Johnson&Johnson" or Bandage I should put on it, he said he did not care, use duct tape if you need to. :grin2:
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    Need Advice on A/C work performed

    Doug, your experience is a perfect example of why I don't do PM's anymore. I tell the folks that want PM's if it breaks call me, or if you need a second opinion call me, I just don't want to be in...
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    Guess I should have said, I was not speaking...

    Guess I should have said, I was not speaking particularly of any comments on this thread, I was just speaking in general. We do have to be careful judging folks, and especially comparing them to...
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    I don't know about other techs, but I don't have...

    I don't know about other techs, but I don't have a tendency to play around with the low voltage wires on a contactor change out. The first tech could not possibly know, unless it was acting up while...
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    Don't know, but changing the relay is just a...

    Don't know, but changing the relay is just a always good practice....:grin2:
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    Sorry, living in Houston it's hard to relate to...

    Sorry, living in Houston it's hard to relate to that...:grin2:
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    Return: 89 degrees - 73 degree supply = 16...

    Return: 89 degrees - 73 degree supply = 16 degrees temp split
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    +1

    +1
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    Wouldn't that create a low suction?

    Wouldn't that create a low suction?
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    Everything looks decent, but the suction is very...

    Everything looks decent, but the suction is very high, sure your gauge is correct, have you tried another suction gauge? appears it's overcharged, or has a 2 ton condenser on a 4 ton coil, Superheat=...
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    John, I carry mine either in my sidepocket or my...

    John, I carry mine either in my sidepocket or my back pocket, those belt cases make me look too important. :)


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    I needed the 6 for my old eyes, now for the 6+...

    I needed the 6 for my old eyes, now for the 6+ you may as well carry around a tablet. :)


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    Just upgraded to the new 6 I love it! :) ...

    Just upgraded to the new 6 I love it! :)


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    Low Sub Cooling = Starved Condenser

    Low Sub Cooling = Starved Condenser
  46. Thread: AC not cooling

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    Did he note the pressures on the invoice? also...

    Did he note the pressures on the invoice? also pricing is a no no, probably should edit your post. :grin2:
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    I like Apple products. :) Sent from my...

    I like Apple products. :)


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  48. I've only had one problem with any Fieldpiece...

    I've only had one problem with any Fieldpiece product I've ever owned, it's was a couple years back when the plastic they were using was below par, had a clamp break. I wished the forum, whoever is...
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    new condensor unit is not as cool as old one

    Pretty sure Mr. Bob? I would go as far as saying I'm positive there are no AHRI matches. :)
    I know it's a bad idea to change out the condenser without the coil. I just changed a coil last week...
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    new condensor unit is not as cool as old one

    You have the right unit, it's a 13 seer, it should be fine after you have them come back out and tweak the charge. You're over analyzing here, just hang in there don't worry, let them come back out...
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