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    Should the liquid line be insulated? I remember...

    Should the liquid line be insulated? I remember being told at a Goodman class that in an attic above 120*F' the liquid line should be insulated. They didn't state why though, but could the attic...
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    Now guys I'm not at this job because of any...

    Now guys I'm not at this job because of any problems with the cooling haha. The system cools just fine to me. I just had some down time and was scoping out the heating/cooling equipment.
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    It is 3/8ths out of the condensing unit and...

    It is 3/8ths out of the condensing unit and reduces a few inches downstream of the service valve
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    Now I thought I learned that a cap tube was a...

    Now I thought I learned that a cap tube was a means of flashing refrigerant into a low pressure low temp liquid. Its a fixed orifice like a piston would be considered. So shouldn't the line be...
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    Would it be referred to as a cap tube? Its just...

    Would it be referred to as a cap tube? Its just strange how the line isn't even cold at the point the insulation is on it.
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    Liquid line coiled

    Hey guys, I came upon a strange setup on a non hvac related side job. System cools well, ( says the back of my hand thermometer feeling supply air from a register ), its a newer Lennox furnace with...
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    The 2 valve zeppelin is a nice manifold, and...

    The 2 valve zeppelin is a nice manifold, and relatively cheap too. I'm only working with my JB M2 right now. The main idea of a 4 valve I like most is that you can keep the entire manifold in a...
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    Yep, we have the core removal tools but only one...

    Yep, we have the core removal tools but only one of them, it only was ever used to change schrader cores. The company I'm at is a little behind the times but I"m working on getting them up to speed...
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    4 valve manifold worth it?

    Lately I've been considering looking for a 4 valve manifold. The J/B zeppelin all black ( competitor to the cps black max I suppose ) has caught my eye. For $190 with hoses, almost can't go wrong. ...
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    Universal multi-hp motors

    Hey guys, just wanted to know some opinions on multi-hp replacement motors. We carry the diversitech blower motors and condenser fan motors. I'm not really impressed with them, my first...
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    When you let the charge go, which service valve...

    When you let the charge go, which service valve did you open first? I was told at a Goodman class, the suction service valve should be opened first. If you do liquid first you could void the oil...
  12. Thread: Lineset kinks

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    It was just an ac checkup call, i did say service...

    It was just an ac checkup call, i did say service in my original post. But yeah, the fact that it was the suction line with just vapor, I didnt think too heavily on it. Especially since I couldnt...
  13. Thread: Lineset kinks

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    Lineset kinks

    Last week I went on a job, cooling service, 8 year old Goodman 2.5 ton straight cool. I noticed several signs of a hack job, one being the suction line being kinked where they tried making a...
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    If you have a DMM with the ability to read...

    If you have a DMM with the ability to read capacitance, I'd also check the indoor blower run capacitor. Could be weak, causing the blower to run slower than it should. Are you familiar with how to...
  15. Thread: CPS Vacrometer

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    CPS Vacrometer

    I'm having some issues with my CPS micron gauge that's only been used..3 times since I bought it. Had a funky issue the second time. I have it set up at the pump with a tee, ball valve directly on...
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    Ok, maybe you guys are seeing the name "supco"...

    Ok, maybe you guys are seeing the name "supco" and are thinking of the super boost type kit. The 3w1 kit is a seperate potential relay and start cap. Just like a factory start kit. Black from 5 to...
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    LOL, how about that. Nice catch!

    LOL, how about that. Nice catch!
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    Isn't the supco 3w1 kit the same as a 5-2-1...

    Isn't the supco 3w1 kit the same as a 5-2-1 basicly? Actually says it replaces that kit. Both are for 1-3 ton applications
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    Thing about the noise it makes is, it doesn't do...

    Thing about the noise it makes is, it doesn't do it every time, it's kinda rare to be honest. It's made that noise before. I'm probably being paranoid about it lol, but it's my parents unit so I...
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    Update on the thread.. Well, the start kit I...

    Update on the thread.. Well, the start kit I ended up getting for it is the Supco 3w1. Seems like a nice little kit, it's the 3 wire version with the potential relay, and bracket that the cap snaps...
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    Them greedy mofo's

    Them greedy mofo's
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    Ok, I'll pick one up at the supply house and pop...

    Ok, I'll pick one up at the supply house and pop it in this weekend. I gotta wonder why Bryant wouldn't equip them from the factory with the kit originally. Maybe not all systems were equipped with...
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    Start assist kit necessary?

    Hey guys, I have a question on the A/C in my parents house. It's a 2 1/2 ton Bryant Evolution 14 seer with a scroll compressor. System has a TXV. The wiring diagram has a spot for an optional...
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    Explain your last statement there. Condenser TD...

    Explain your last statement there. Condenser TD 0*F? You don't mean my low and high side gauges reading the same do you? Or do u mean temp on the gauge compared with LL temp?

    Is there a way to...
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    Ditto on that one. I'm going to try the Ice...

    Ditto on that one. I'm going to try the Ice water test.
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