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  1. Sounds like you might have it whooped. Might...

    Sounds like you might have it whooped. Might consider a small pump like a taco circulation pump. Depends on the cost of ripping out pipe versus the pump.
  2. No 15x30 is too small for a 3 ton. 20x20...

    No 15x30 is too small for a 3 ton. 20x20 preferable 20x30 would be adequate.
  3. Another factor. I did not see mentioned. (unless...

    Another factor. I did not see mentioned. (unless I missed it) Is the filter media. If you are using the popular cheap throw aways you can get away with the smaller grills. If you are using the...
  4. Thread: New gages

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    I just check pricing on Sman 460....ack...choke....

    I just check pricing on Sman 460....ack...choke. I think I will stick with my 360s. ( I must be getting old, close to a grand seems to be a lot to me.)
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    I have worked on Goodman (used to be Janitrol)...

    I have worked on Goodman (used to be Janitrol) for as far back as I have been in this business. The only thing I thought was the weak link was the second string Bristol compressors they used. I have...
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    Think it is too late. Sounds like compressor...

    Think it is too late. Sounds like compressor might have gone to ground. Me personally. I would not waste any more time or money on a 10 seer.
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    I agree. Sometimes an evacuation can take all...

    I agree. Sometimes an evacuation can take all day. I have left a pump on and went to another call. Some times several. Its bad enough when someone un plugs your pump, because they needed the plug. ...
  8. Hvac69 is right. Did not think about strainer....

    Hvac69 is right. Did not think about strainer. Usually check then first. I have seen everything from scale to an old rag in them (from construction).
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    When I went to trade school. Oh. So many years...

    When I went to trade school. Oh. So many years ago. (No I won't say how many). We had an old glass cooler. We kept or drinks and lunches in. That had been converted to 134a. Had an old belt driven...
  10. ;)Have not seen the Digicools. Have had to sets...

    ;)Have not seen the Digicools. Have had to sets of smans set of sman3 which where the first year of production. Had a lot of problems. But factory took care of me. Bought another set of the sman...
  11. I could be wrong. But it seems DuPont. Might be...

    I could be wrong. But it seems DuPont. Might be behind all these refrigerants getting banned. They always seem to have a replacement waiting, when an old one gets banned.:det:
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    Was told by an employee of a major A/C...

    Was told by an employee of a major A/C manufacturer that the only difference between a 410 coil and a 22 coil is the expansion device. They use the same coils.
  13. Get temp on incoming water and watch. If water...

    Get temp on incoming water and watch. If water temp goes up then there is a flow issue. Make sure your water supply and return hoses are not switched. Usually on a cooling tower system. one pipe is...
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    Alot of the higher Seer rating stuff is charge...

    Alot of the higher Seer rating stuff is charge critical. So you need the SH and SC to be on the money. The newer refrigeration stuff is going the same way. Receivers are getting smaller to reduce...
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    Lets not forget. SEER rating, Inside and outside...

    Lets not forget. SEER rating, Inside and outside air temp/ humidity also changes head pressure readings.
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    Very possible. Asked dealer to send me all...

    Very possible. Asked dealer to send me all expansion devices for this unit. They only sent me the TXV valve. With the burn out I had. I figured the crap had already fouled any screens or valves in...
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    Must be multi circuit. Did not see anything that...

    Must be multi circuit. Did not see anything that looked like cap tube and no piston. Will have to get more info from factory.
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    The whole time I was laughing. I kept...

    The whole time I was laughing. I kept saying....What an idiot.....He will sleep on couch for at least a week....LOL

    The best response to a question like that. IS ABSOLUTLY ......NO COMMENT...LOL
  19. I agree with superfitter. I have seen far worse....

    I agree with superfitter. I have seen far worse. I does need a good cleaning to remove the rust. The best and safest way for a home owner to check for holes in exchanger. Is to watch flames when...
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    Guess. I will have to dig up George Ezells number...

    Guess. I will have to dig up George Ezells number with Rheem and chew his ear.
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    This is what was blowing my mind.

    This is what was blowing my mind.
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    Yes heat only. Cool pressures where within specs

    Yes heat only. Cool pressures where within specs
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    It has some distributor tubes coming out to a...

    It has some distributor tubes coming out to a funny looking copper cylinder that kinda looks like a very small spun copper drier. There is no temp drop across it though.
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    My bad. Did I mention it was a heat pump

    My bad. Did I mention it was a heat pump
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    Anyone know where I can get a tubing schematic...

    Anyone know where I can get a tubing schematic for this unit?:det:
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    Have not worked on rheem in 6 or 7 years. This...

    Have not worked on rheem in 6 or 7 years. This thing only has one xvalve and no piston or short tube orrrifices that I can see.
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    No outdoor piston that I can find.

    No outdoor piston that I can find.
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    Rheem rqpn 5 ton

    Had a grounded compressor. Burnt Freon and burnt windings in oil. Flushed system, new compressor, new liquid drier, vacuumed and recharged. Unit started and went to a restriction. Traced back to...
  29. Thread: tam5

    by meoberry
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    Unit ran through start up cycled valve and locked...

    Unit ran through start up cycled valve and locked out. Condensing unit did not have time to start. Need to check SH sensor,
  30. Thread: tam5

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    Thanks. Where can I find the service fact sheet...

    Thanks. Where can I find the service fact sheet with the diagnostic codes? Seems I just picked up a new customer that owns 6 of these units.
  31. Thread: tam5

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    tam5

    I just seen my first trane tam5 air handler. After brief exam of unit. It seems a pretty unique design. Blower at bottom to create positive pressure cabinet. Neat electronic x valve controlled by 2...
  32. Thread: Arizona jobs

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    Dairy. Does the term Dairy air, ring a bell....

    Dairy. Does the term Dairy air, ring a bell. Thats where the saying comes from. I have worked at several independent dairys. You will be washing digested grass out of condensor coils, you will...
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    I have used all types of meters. My preference is...

    I have used all types of meters. My preference is Fieldpiece. Although I do not buy the clamp styles anymore. After two of them the wires going to the clamp broke on the inside. Iprefer the sticks...
  34. Myth or fact

    I have been in this business for over 20 years and have worked for several different companies. Have had my own bussiness for a couple of years. Too much agravation for my taste. Ninety percent of...
  35. did you find freon leak? Would recommend a...

    did you find freon leak? Would recommend a nitrogen pressure check and check at outlet of condenser water. Check and see if hot gas valve is sticking. But like what was posted earlier. Manitiwoc. Do...
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    Heck. I just keep eye peeled for car washes. Pay...

    Heck. I just keep eye peeled for car washes. Pay up to 20 bucks for a hand wash.
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    Do not buy into the global warming/ climate...

    Do not buy into the global warming/ climate change caused by man. The reason is .....HISTORY... The most recent is my Grandfather passed at the ripe old age of 94. And he told me that the climate...
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    old salt 20 years exp

    I am currently looking for work in the Florida or southern Alabama area. Been beating around on commercial. residential and industrial units for 20 year. Refrigeration for about the last 10 or so....
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    Well fellas. Russell with fieldpiece. Has just...

    Well fellas. Russell with fieldpiece. Has just made my day err....Make that month. He is sending me a brand new sman3 to replace the one that I mentioned in earlier post. You guys can use whatever...
  40. Thread: Fieldpiece

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    I purchased a new sman3 last year. Do not...

    I purchased a new sman3 last year. Do not remember when. I think it was less than a year ago. The first one kept powering down during first week. Supplier replaced. Then the second one had one of...
  41. Thread: Workboots

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    I am with jnsrose. i wear the soles out of...

    I am with jnsrose. i wear the soles out of anyboot i buy in 8 months or less. Found the best buy is Schmidt from Tractor supply Company. They are waterproof although a bit heavy.Had a pair of Georgia...
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    SMAN 3??????

    I bought a new sman 3 last year. Took back first one. Unit would shut off for no reason. Got second one. Had to replace both valves in manifold to stop leaking. Clamp broke for thermo. Had that...
  43. On another note. I have had systems that have...

    On another note. I have had systems that have never been into. That have had plugged tubes. So it is not a poor service issue. Rather. a poor refrigerant issue.:.02:
  44. converted several. 134a to 409a since last...

    converted several. 134a to 409a since last posting. and yes changing compressors after a captube plug up. Is a good idea. I have found that the original com. does not last a year after cap tube...
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    Works good in an old car I had. Better than 12...

    Works good in an old car I had. Better than 12 did.
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    Drop in replacement for r12. Found that it does...

    Drop in replacement for r12. Found that it does not work well with high condensor temps. Say above 100* ambient.
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    Sure beats trying to duck tape a bunch of magnets...

    Sure beats trying to duck tape a bunch of magnets on it.:grin2:
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    Did not know about the phase conversion. Did know...

    Did not know about the phase conversion. Did know about the heat they generate though. Also found they do not like salty air. As for the power loss just simple phisics. Takes energy to create heat....
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    I have used it before also. Seems the 409 dropped...

    I have used it before also. Seems the 409 dropped box temp faster. Don't know why.
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    Some may disagree. But I find 134a to be the...

    Some may disagree. But I find 134a to be the worst refrigerant on the market. I have not liked it when it came out and like it less now. Like others have posted if the condensor coil plugs up chances...
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