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    Maybe it has a King valve and he doesn't know how...

    Maybe it has a King valve and he doesn't know how to operate it. Any tech should know how to though.
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    Your best bet would be to seal all the accessible...

    Your best bet would be to seal all the accessible gaps with mastic then get a company with an aeroseal machine to seal the rest. Using wall cavities for returns was a common practice, it is a...
  3. Just recover and sweat in a piece of copper then...

    Just recover and sweat in a piece of copper then install the drier on the lineset so you can pump it down next time.
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    Always change the cap when a new motor is...

    Always change the cap when a new motor is installed.
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    The only way I would think a squirrel cage would...

    The only way I would think a squirrel cage would do what you're trying to do would be to rig up a squirrel cage to the return grille upstairs ducted to it. You'll have to block off the non motor side...
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    Have it serviced. The evaporator coil and blower...

    Have it serviced. The evaporator coil and blower wheel could be dirty, filter dirty, could be low on refrigerent etc. If it seems to be cooling properly and maintaining set temp and has been...
  7. When its time to replace the system id look into...

    When its time to replace the system id look into getting a 2 stage system and getting rid of the bypass.
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    It's just going to increase the return air...

    It's just going to increase the return air restriction and lower airflow. I don't know of any booster fan for rectangle duct, all I've ever seen are 6" and. 8" round booster fans for supply ducts and...
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    I wouldn't buy a high dollar climate master hp...

    I wouldn't buy a high dollar climate master hp without having the matched air handler to go with it. If you're trying to get out cheap I'd just get a matched Bryant/carrier air cooled condenser.
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    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over...

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

    Low airflow is usually what causes duct/cabinets to sweat, granted they are properly insulated or it could be all the...
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    Climatemaster makes a split system wshp. It's...

    Climatemaster makes a split system wshp. It's going to be expensive though and they are pretty particular about who they sell to (contractors only) and it won't be matched to the indoor unit. What...
  12. Could you post a video or sound recording. Does...

    Could you post a video or sound recording. Does it stop when you pull out the filter like before? What type filter are you using?
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    I would guess they are for reheat/dehumidification

    I would guess they are for reheat/dehumidification
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    How did leak lock and mastic seal a cracked...

    How did leak lock and mastic seal a cracked suction line? I can't see the crack in the picks.
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    It's in conditioned space in the basement up...

    It's in conditioned space in the basement up north. We have to insulate everything here in SC, duct sweats in conditioned space here.
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    ^this, every now and then I'll do a no charge for...

    ^this, every now and then I'll do a no charge for the little old lady that thinks her ac is broken because the smoke detector is chirping low battery and the like.
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    I've never seen a meter supported by anything but...

    I've never seen a meter supported by anything but the pipe coming out of the ground and the supply piping.
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    No, there's a pan inside the unit that collects...

    No, there's a pan inside the unit that collects the water, if its getting in the cabinet or plenum then either the drain line is clogged or something else is going on.
  19. I use Romex as well

    I use Romex as well
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    I wasn't talking it down, it's just expensive for...

    I wasn't talking it down, it's just expensive for a vac pump. I can pull a vac sub 500 as quick as anybody would need to with 3/8 hoses straight to pump with vcrts. Changing oil might take an extra 5...
  21. How can you make sure the system is dry if you...

    How can you make sure the system is dry if you have a leak? That's what I've never understood about the leak stop stuff, to get it dry you have to pull a vacuum and if there's a leak then you'll pull...
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    My YJ pump does just fine for 1/3 the price.

    My YJ pump does just fine for 1/3 the price.
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    Hire an employee if you want to grow.

    Hire an employee if you want to grow.
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    15 seer you'll never get 15 or 16 seer with your...

    15 seer you'll never get 15 or 16 seer with your duct layout anyway (that's why it's hot upstairs). Zoning with a 2 stage system or 2 smaller systems would be the way to go, AFTER getting a manual J...
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    They're going to charge a reasonable amount...

    They're going to charge a reasonable amount because the equipment and associated costs to do it are expensive. I don't know/care what you consider an arm and a leg.
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