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  1. Just call the office and let them know you had...

    Just call the office and let them know you had the unit checked out and due to the possibly excessive amount of refrigerant added and the low temperatures during the charging process, you would like...
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    I'd say you're right. Kinda looks like a DIY job,...

    I'd say you're right. Kinda looks like a DIY job, because at least the hack is looking for the easy way out and would have used the correct termination. (maybe)
  3. I replaced a compressor last summer in an old ...

    I replaced a compressor last summer in an old "heat controller" A/C that had the shaft that was left so long the guy who did it just put the cage back on without the screws to hold it down on the...
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    The newest tech at my company did away with an...

    The newest tech at my company did away with an accumulator on an after hours call one evening. The home owner told him he was a truck driver and wanted his A/C working for the couple days he was home...
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    Took the words out of my mouth, if I have to...

    Took the words out of my mouth, if I have to recover a unit I always get the recovery started and then start with taking the unit apart or clearing a path. Often times we will notify the homeowner of...
  6. What's a filter? :deadhorse:

    What's a filter? :deadhorse:
  7. According to the numbers you gave us Supply...

    According to the numbers you gave us Supply temperature at 136*f and return at 63*f you are over the max temperature rise, if you took those numbers with the filter out it could be even worse. The...
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    Recover it, use either an R-22 TXV or pistion,...

    Recover it, use either an R-22 TXV or pistion, evacuate and charge with R-22. Leave the R-410a TXV there with the A/H and if the outdoor unit does you already have the correct metering already there....
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    Sorry for the double post guys, But jtrammel: I...

    Sorry for the double post guys, But jtrammel: I was thrown to the wolves after a 3 day ride around period. :D
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    The REAL learning begins at that point. Not...

    The REAL learning begins at that point. Not knocking the school or class, but the best education money will be your field experience, it's where all that you were taught in the class room gets...
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    I'd be kinda leery(sp?) of connecting that...

    I'd be kinda leery(sp?) of connecting that Goodman to the trailer VIA flex on the supply side considering the it could have a huge TESP and those heat exchangers are paper thin from the factory. :.02:
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    Don't you just love these guys that put stuff in...

    Don't you just love these guys that put stuff in and do things that make service on the equipment difficult?
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    X2 on being a temporary fix. I've blown them out...

    X2 on being a temporary fix. I've blown them out with nitrogen and recommended replacing the gas line and it filled up and I got a call 3 hours ago that it was off again and found it full of water...
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    my starting point is to verify all returns and...

    my starting point is to verify all returns and supplies are open and all filters are clean, next I would verify temperature rise and static pressure.
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    Try standing next to the unit and see if you can...

    Try standing next to the unit and see if you can hear the motor running or trying to start.
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    It's a pain in the butt dealing with them, you...

    It's a pain in the butt dealing with them, you call with a diagnosis and a price to repair, then you have to call and let them know it's fixed, and if by chance you find another issue once it's...
  17. When he's reading 40 amps he is most likely...

    When he's reading 40 amps he is most likely reading total amps on the circuit and either reading both wires coming out of the breaker or the large wire feeding the breaker. If he amps out each...
  18. I have a heat pump with a programmable thermostat...

    I have a heat pump with a programmable thermostat and I have it set to permanent hold because of all the reasons listed above.
  19. I understand you won't be there long and won't be...

    I understand you won't be there long and won't be able to recover the cost, BUT you are getting sick and it appears your daughter is too. I have to agree with the idea of a faulty heat exchanger and...
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    I'm gonna say that it looks like it was cleaned...

    I'm gonna say that it looks like it was cleaned to death.
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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you aren't the...

    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you aren't the slightest bit surprised by the Government sticking their noses in everyone's business.
  22. Thread: comfortmaker

    by Rob_in_WV
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    That's about all that's left. All the other...

    That's about all that's left. All the other safeties have been proven if it goes to the point of lighting the pilot. BTW if this is your first go 'round with a smart valve I will tell you this:...
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    The idea that none of the companies in your area...

    The idea that none of the companies in your area will touch it is shocking, I would think working on electric furnaces is almost a must in virtually every region of the USA. I honestly love to work...
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    York and other products built by that...

    York and other products built by that manufacturer still have the option on the defrost board.
  25. Thread: Learnig hvac

    by Rob_in_WV
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    I went on a Voyager unit today that had a belt...

    I went on a Voyager unit today that had a belt broken that was just chugging away, light, trip, light trip. The disconnect was locked and nobody had a key so it tripped the limit all day and for 15...
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    I had my first experience with a 460 volt single...

    I had my first experience with a 460 volt single phase condenser fan motor last summer. Needless to say it didn't go to well initially. I get to the job and find the motor seized up, looked at the...
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    Doug's right they sure showed that crook HVAC guy...

    Doug's right they sure showed that crook HVAC guy who thinks he should be paid for his knowledge and experience. BTW is the picture just a little skewed or is the furnace running down hill toward to...
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    Good reading so far. Thanks from me too.

    Good reading so far. Thanks from me too.
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    What's sad is I just found this thread and I...

    What's sad is I just found this thread and I can't see the video either.
  30. Thread: Cooling Off

    by Rob_in_WV
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    That appears to be a Goodman packaged heat pump...

    That appears to be a Goodman packaged heat pump and based upon the color should have a printed circuit board type time delay blower relay. If the refrigerant level checked out correct then I have to...
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    All this vacuum cleaner talk reminds me of a...

    All this vacuum cleaner talk reminds me of a running joke we used to have with my Mom: We used to have a vacuum cleaner that was 10 yrs old and used to say we could sell it and just like an old car...
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    I just realized how old this thread is. I'd say...

    I just realized how old this thread is. I'd say that bad boy has long since been scrapped and is a Toyota engine by now. ::DD:
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    I've changed 2 this year. one was DOA, and the...

    I've changed 2 this year. one was DOA, and the other some genius was changing a blower motor out and unhooked every wire off the board EXCEPT the one to the spark connector and when he pulled it out...
  34. You may have to cut that zip tie if you keep...

    You may have to cut that zip tie if you keep having problems. A small bare spot is all it takes and can be hiding in the stupidest places, even ones you'd never dream of.
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    Looks like she needs a new vent pipe for the Hot...

    Looks like she needs a new vent pipe for the Hot water tank and a new brain for her husband.
  36. I had that happen a few weeks ago with a...

    I had that happen a few weeks ago with a Honeywell 5000. Install crew leader called said they just installed a York air handler and heat pump and was blowing fuses. They had gone over all the wires...
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    And us poor working suckers are the prey that...

    And us poor working suckers are the prey that they intend to get fat on. :gah:
  38. Thread: Gas gadgets.

    by Rob_in_WV
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    I looked at your old thread and I think you...

    I looked at your old thread and I think you summed up the majority of the problems will cause with your original post.
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    I would be very surprised if Social security is...

    I would be very surprised if Social security is available when I retire, after all is said and done there are so many able bodies who have played the system and soaking it up without ever paying a...
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    Maybe the "extreme" Tea party is worth a second...

    Maybe the "extreme" Tea party is worth a second look on my end if the Republicans won't stand up for America's Middle class.
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    A month ago I went out on a no heat call and got...

    A month ago I went out on a no heat call and got the furnace running and noticed it vibrating and decided to check the blower wheel. I reached in the blower wheel and found a piece of paper, actually...
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    Underhill, The smell, indicating a poor...

    Underhill, The smell, indicating a poor combustion can do or lead to 3 things: Loss of efficiency, Premature equipment failure or frequent failure to heat at all, and worst offender of them all:...
  43. That's what I call a tail piece(probably not the...

    That's what I call a tail piece(probably not the industry name). One should come with the equipment when it's new, but since you are looking for one then I assume it didn't or the current one has...
  44. If it's the design I believe it is(large door on...

    If it's the design I believe it is(large door on one end), there will be a big bundle of wires inside that actually at times will rub the door and I find quite a few shorts right there. Being...
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    If installed correctly that new mid efficiency...

    If installed correctly that new mid efficiency Carrier will do a good job for many years to come. I'm glad you chose to go with a new one instead of a used one. Last thought on the smell: I have...
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    A builders' grade unit is a basic system. It most...

    A builders' grade unit is a basic system. It most likely has a standard PSC blower motor inside the furnace, and the outside unit will most likely not have any low pressure or high pressure cut off...
  47. X2 on the mini breaker and jumping each wire...

    X2 on the mini breaker and jumping each wire individually. If the doesn't work start checking each wire carefully. In my experiences with heat pumps I find many shorts in either the outdoor unit or...
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    I have to agree with everyone's input to this...

    I have to agree with everyone's input to this point.

    1)You CAN NOT restore a furnace to factory fresh condition without costing an arm and a leg, that tells me either they like losing money as a...
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    I chose "C" also. I've never had to replace a Cap...

    I chose "C" also. I've never had to replace a Cap tube but am I correct: A cap tube is NOT directional and that the important things you need to confirm is that you are using a cap tube of the same...
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    It's things like that video that are further...

    It's things like that video that are further evidence that Natural Selection is a sham.
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