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    for the mitsubishi units it's a stranded 14 gauge...

    for the mitsubishi units it's a stranded 14 gauge 3 wire (plus ground so 4 wires total). 2 of the wires carry power from the outside to the inside, and then with the way mitsubishi is designed 2...
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    I'm sorry, i didn't specify. I'm not going to...

    I'm sorry, i didn't specify. I'm not going to speak for samsung directly as we do not deal with them, but with the Mitsubishi brand units the power goes from the panel to the outside unit directly,...
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    your saying that you are reusing the electrical...

    your saying that you are reusing the electrical and freon lines. Are you positive that the electrical is correct. We had a customer with a mini-split that said the original installer had board...
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    i actually have one on my condenser. Yes it's...

    i actually have one on my condenser. Yes it's mounted on the suction line just prior to entering the compressor. My unit is 4 yo and i haven't really noticed any fin corrosion as of yet. Granted it...
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    the appion is a great machine. as for the...

    the appion is a great machine. as for the refrigeration cooler. we've never needed it. We always put our reclaim drums themselves into a bucket of ice water. does the same thing as the refrigeration...
  6. Thread: Fedex

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    I had a package that was shipped to a friend. I...

    I had a package that was shipped to a friend. I checked the tracking on it and it left the ups facility in ks only to return back there two hrs later with a note on it about the weather. It still...
  7. as both moto suggested you need to add the heat...

    as both moto suggested you need to add the heat to the interior of the home not the exterior coil. Or as shophound suggested you need to reduce the heat loss in the home, by adding insulation or...
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    We have the 10 gallon bucket that you get...

    We have the 10 gallon bucket that you get chlorine tabs in from the pool supply. We put ice from our ice machine in the bottom place our reclaim drum on top and then fill the rest with ice. after...
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    that's common practice for apartment complex and...

    that's common practice for apartment complex and other hacks. Instead of putting an extra reducing fitting in there they just pinched it closed. Nothing to worry about as far as safety/health.
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    During Ike in 08 95% of our island was covered in...

    During Ike in 08 95% of our island was covered in water ranging from 6" to 12' (I had 7' myself). If the water made it up to ANY electrical components...including the terminals on the compressor...
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    as Jtrammel stated your R/A is too small and not...

    as Jtrammel stated your R/A is too small and not letting enough air flow over the heat strip and causing the limit to trip one set of elements off. That's why when your tech came out and checked the...
  12. Thread: Vacuum pumps

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    if your using standard 1/4" hoses and manifold...

    if your using standard 1/4" hoses and manifold then anything over a 5cfm pump is completely useless as the hoses won't handle anything more
  13. yes it's the static pressures on the system. We...

    yes it's the static pressures on the system. We had a customer who had an infinity installed and placed the returns and ductwork to their specifications and we told them the only way the system...
  14. Depends on the number of ducts coming off of it,...

    Depends on the number of ducts coming off of it, as well as available room. The more ducts the longer the plenum. Ours are a min 4' long, I know the pre-fabricated ones the supply houses carry are...
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    After hurricane Ike hit in '08 we had so many out...

    After hurricane Ike hit in '08 we had so many out of state contractors come in and put do installs. We went behind at least 6 that I know of for sure that we had to tell the customer the only way...
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    in '08 Hurricane Ike came through and I lost my...

    in '08 Hurricane Ike came through and I lost my A/C. When I replaced my system the local parts house manager (whom i'm good friends with) gave me the nordyne iq drive at her cost. it dropped my...
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    If it was me neither would be big enough. A 20x20...

    If it was me neither would be big enough. A 20x20 grill is only large enough for a 2 ton unit, and the 14 in duct if it is galvanized would only handle ~700 CFM so that's less then 2 ton at...
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    here a duct blaster test is required to pass...

    here a duct blaster test is required to pass inspection. it is done by a 3rd party to avoid conflict of interest.
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    Is the return hooked up properly, is it large...

    Is the return hooked up properly, is it large enough? Is this something new, or has it been an ongoing problem?
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    interesting to know dan. Wish they would do...

    interesting to know dan. Wish they would do something like that here. Granted we tend to shy away from new construction, except for rare occasions
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    The reason it's stuffy at night when the door is...

    The reason it's stuffy at night when the door is closed is more then likely more a lack of return air rather then anything to do with supply air. Basicly what happens is with the door closed the air...
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    only need to be changed when they are going bad....

    only need to be changed when they are going bad. For the contactor if its showing signs of pitting or if critters have gotten into them. Or down here the coils will start to corrode. As for the...
  23. actually it's bad to put the drier up at the...

    actually it's bad to put the drier up at the evaporator in a hot attic environment. One purpose of the DRIER is to dry the refrigerant (capture any moisture not pulled out during a vacuum). If that...
  24. The drier is internal and the refrigerant will...

    The drier is internal and the refrigerant will need to be recovered and then can be reused.
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    an 18X24 grill is a bit small for a 2.5T unit. A...

    an 18X24 grill is a bit small for a 2.5T unit. A 14" Flex is only good for ~500CFM. Depending on how it was designed a 2.5T unit is between 875 CFMs (at 350cfm/ton which is what we use here due to...
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