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    Haven't seen that fault yet and we have over 20...

    Haven't seen that fault yet and we have over 20 of them out in the field. Could be the current sensor giving a false ground reading, or just a fluke.
  2. Yeah those shops are a cancer in this trade....

    Yeah those shops are a cancer in this trade. Bunch of goons forced into selling contactors, float switches and time delays to get a pay check but couldn't begin to explain how an air conditioner...
  3. This is the most ridiculous post I've ever seen....

    This is the most ridiculous post I've ever seen. 140k a year for maintenance techs? I'm a lead tech so I should expect up to 500k right?
  4. Why not use the Honeywell tstats with the built...

    Why not use the Honeywell tstats with the built in wifi? You can put them all on one TotalComfort Connect account. https://www.forwardthinking.honeywell.com
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    The whole structure of home warranty work is to...

    The whole structure of home warranty work is to do as little as possible as cheaply as possible and that's it. They are a plague on every skilled trade. Fire them and hire someone competent to...
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    The most comprehensive alert code list is in the...

    The most comprehensive alert code list is in the service facts for the TAM8 airhandler.
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    Please for the love of God just get an oem start...

    Please for the love of God just get an oem start kit for it before doing anything else!
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    The Focuspro wireless would need the gateway for...

    The Focuspro wireless would need the gateway for wifi access. The Honeywell wireless stuff has been bullet proof for me. We do lots of wireless zoning with them.
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    You need to adjust gas pressure at the meter or...

    You need to adjust gas pressure at the meter or just have the gas company do it like I did. I have an NP180A that does the same thing occasionally but I'm sure it's a venting issue. Just need to get...
  10. Sometimes there is an issue with how files get...

    Sometimes there is an issue with how files get written to the SD card if you move it or copy it from another disk. When you download it you need to do it directly to the card, so you need to do...
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    No issues with mine in fact it has exceeded my...

    No issues with mine in fact it has exceeded my expectations but I also spent a a lot of time designing and building my duct system and doing a heat load calculation which is really key to any systems...
  12. I'll help with what I can. Requested capacity and...

    I'll help with what I can. Requested capacity and compressor speed are not directly correlated. Compressor speed is rated at RPM and requested capacity is by BTUH. As long as the system was charged...
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    It's impossible to know whether the valve was bad...

    It's impossible to know whether the valve was bad in the box or something happened at installation. That being said, replacing the valve is a minor repair and doesn't warrant scrapping an entire...
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    The crawl space needs to be completely sealed....

    The crawl space needs to be completely sealed. The RH in there will get into the 90's if the vents aren't closed and there's no vapor barrier. Once it's sealed I would recommend a new DH though just...
  15. maybe it could work but by the time you modify...

    maybe it could work but by the time you modify either the panel or the coil piping to get everything reconnected and support the coil if its horizontally mounted the money saved on the goodman coil...
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    I have a Sruface pro and a windows phone so count...

    I have a Sruface pro and a windows phone so count me in the small market share that wants this!
  17. The compressor is not running when called for and...

    The compressor is not running when called for and it sees no difference between the saturation and suction sensor.

    Edit: Damn too late! but yeah, that will through in a wrench in your diagnostics...
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    The modules from the Gentech Evergreen motor work...

    The modules from the Gentech Evergreen motor work great too and often are the same price or less than the OEM module alone and available at pretty much every supply house. Match the HP of course....
  19. Thanks Timebuilder, that's the most concise...

    Thanks Timebuilder, that's the most concise description anyone has laid out on that topic. Basically the 180 degree phase difference can only be considered an inversion and not a separate phase...
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    Drill to the center of the earth and make peace...

    Drill to the center of the earth and make peace with the subterranean lizard people in hopes that they will help us overthrow the Obama administration so we can finally get REAL president?
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    No the question is, why is this posted in a...

    No the question is, why is this posted in a technical forum?
  22. Apologies to the OP for the derailment. The...

    Apologies to the OP for the derailment. The importance of understanding electrical theory can't be overstated in this trade, so keep it up. Sometimes the difference between a good tech and a great...
  23. If you were to take a voltage reading between...

    If you were to take a voltage reading between capacitor common and the " run" side of the contactor, what would it read?
  24. Other than the obvious function of providing...

    Other than the obvious function of providing power to the the fan and herm terminals there is nothing that can be done on the capacitor common that can't be done from the contactor terminal that the...
  25. Common on the capacitor is nothing more than an...

    Common on the capacitor is nothing more than an extension or hub of the Line voltage that the run windings connect to.
  26. Also despite the terminology, 240v single power...

    Also despite the terminology, 240v single power has 2 distinct phases. I will never understand that, I just accepted it and moved on lol
  27. Common on the cap is common only for the cap. It...

    Common on the cap is common only for the cap. It is completely unrelated to the motor commons.
  28. That is baffling. Does the sound disappear...

    That is baffling. Does the sound disappear immediately after the condenser shuts off continue for a few seconds? It may be originating in the condenser or the air handler. Which thermostat do you...
  29. Just remember that there is no Common winding,...

    Just remember that there is no Common winding, only start and run. The run winding gets supplied with 120v and the common supplies the other line of 120. The start winding is fed voltage that goes...
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    Where do you live and what temperature are you...

    Where do you live and what temperature are you trying to maintain in the afternoon?
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    Holy sweet baby jesus... They really jammed 4...

    Holy sweet baby jesus... They really jammed 4 rotary comps into this thing! lol I don't know guy's I mean it was cooling, maybe these guy's are the smart ones. That thing is an engineering marvel IMO.
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    Just because the air handler says 3621 in the...

    Just because the air handler says 3621 in the number doesn't mean it's not a 3.5 ton system. The condenser is what determines the bulk of of the system capacity and yours is 3.5 tons.

    Since the...
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    The condenser is 3.5 tons and the air handler is...

    The condenser is 3.5 tons and the air handler is 3 tons nominal but is still a rated match for that condenser.
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    Do not use the SUPCO start kit it is a cheap 2...

    Do not use the SUPCO start kit it is a cheap 2 wire connection! Install on of the industry standard 3 wire connection kits. Use either the OEM part or a 5-2-1 Start kit. I would probably change the...
  35. I've used pancrete with success a few times....

    I've used pancrete with success a few times. Sealed up some pans on some old floor mount chilled water air handlers and sealed the base pans on some old rtu's that were just trying to get by for a...
  36. If the compressor valves were bad, neither of...

    If the compressor valves were bad, neither of them could pump. It's
    likely an electrical issue and not with the board.
  37. Thread: X13 motors

    by SoFlaDave
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    My experience is the same and it definitely...

    My experience is the same and it definitely related to moisture as I have had zero issues with the X13 motors in tranes Hyperion series AH and they are not exposed to moisture like standard air...
  38. That is the sad truth about our industry and I...

    That is the sad truth about our industry and I can see the difference in quality after being in the field for just 14 yrs. I had a 30+ yr old GE/ Trane system that the compressor had been miswired...
  39. I apologize if this had been brought up already...

    I apologize if this had been brought up already but there are a few things to address.
    1: Ductless mini splits run the indoor fan constantly to keep air moving over the temperature sensor and they...
  40. Yeah, its against building code to seal the eaves...

    Yeah, its against building code to seal the eaves at least in my area.
  41. The ducts sweat because the dewpoint raises as...

    The ducts sweat because the dewpoint raises as the temp drops and humidity goes up. We get that all the time down here on houses with spray foamed attics. The temperature in the attic stays in the...
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    Yes eventually it would freeze up if it ran long...

    Yes eventually it would freeze up if it ran long enough.
  43. Thread: Bad cap

    by SoFlaDave
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    Congrats on learning another valuable diagnostic...

    Congrats on learning another valuable diagnostic lesson! Also, the 5-2-1 start kit is the only way to go.
  44. The tstat has it's own bridge but you need a...

    The tstat has it's own bridge but you need a dedicated bridge for the locks,lights etc.
  45. It sounds like a failed TXV. The filter drier is...

    It sounds like a failed TXV. The filter drier is on the inside of the condenser so unless he installed a second one outside of the condenser he would not be reading high pressure on the liquid line....
  46. Thread: Work Pants

    by SoFlaDave
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    We started buying TruSpec cargo's from an army...

    We started buying TruSpec cargo's from an army surplus place and they are phenomenal. Light weight but tear resistant tons of pockets and really comfortable. Nice price as well.
    ...
  47. Not in the case of these units, no. If you...

    Not in the case of these units, no. If you absolutely need it sealed just for piece of mind than use anything but foil tape and on the exterior only.

    There are gaskets and rings that need to be...
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    I have no idea what the differences are because...

    I have no idea what the differences are because their website description is identical on both models. Not a fan of the gauges because they crack easily but I hate all plastic gauges really. I put...
  49. Sealing the panels on these units is a waste of...

    Sealing the panels on these units is a waste of time and energy IMO. Anyone that puts foil tape all over an air handler is a terrible person and should be deported to a remote island lol.
  50. The price varies significantly across the country...

    The price varies significantly across the country that's why no one is answering that question. I will tell you that the entire system is under warranty till 2015 and there is no way it should cost $...
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