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    You seem to know what you're talking about but if...

    You seem to know what you're talking about but if I understand correctly by your math it would cost $72 per month just for the evap fan. I don't think it costs that much to run the whole system in...
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    How much does it cost to run a fan on a...

    How much does it cost to run a fan on a residential unit anyway? I understand about watching your pennies but I can't imagine this saving a substantial chunk of change.
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    If ti was the transformer the fan wouldn't run

    If ti was the transformer the fan wouldn't run
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    Umm...a burned wire :whistle: Sorry couldn't...

    Umm...a burned wire :whistle: Sorry couldn't resist. Obviously it's low voltage, maybe Y was rubbing on metal inside the cabinet and finally got through the insulation. Although that would...
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    Gave it some time hoping for some more responses....

    Gave it some time hoping for some more responses. Not sure everyone understood what I was asking but thanks for your opinions. Pretty sure we're going to run returns from the bedrooms to a common...
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    I had to smack a lady's hand away from an open...

    I had to smack a lady's hand away from an open breaker panel once. Pointed to it with my sharpie and she went to touch it with her bare hand!!!! I can picture the call, "umm hey small problem here,...
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    Not thin skinned. I just think that guy's a...

    Not thin skinned. I just think that guy's a peckerhead. The kind of guy who walks up in the middle of a job doesn't make a move to help but starts talking smack. you know the type. Just my take...
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    Had that with a cuban lizard here. "Is that...

    Had that with a cuban lizard here. "Is that under warranty?"........."Ummm, sorry no"

    What's the deal with the smiling brick in the last photo?
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    I think we all knew what dcx meant when he said...

    I think we all knew what dcx meant when he said cap tubes. I'm glad I don't work with anyone as contentious as you. Maybe you do know your stuff but your focus seems more on arguing and putting...
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    You admit that you are new to it but say that you...

    You admit that you are new to it but say that you "don't see any problems". Then you make fun of someone for saying "the cap tubes afetr the TXV". I would bet a nice shiny quarter that you are...
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    It definitely seems that way. This is exactly...

    It definitely seems that way. This is exactly why I don't deal with used units from unknown sources.
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    AJM is a Rheem condenser model. They are the...

    AJM is a Rheem condenser model. They are the square units with the service valves and panel in the corner. Had a landlord with many properties by the ocean tell me that Rheem held up better than...
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    sounds like those are AJM units

    sounds like those are AJM units
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    Does your local supply house have the corrosion...

    Does your local supply house have the corrosion grenade? It's the same principal of "sacrificial anodes" that they use for marine applications. I don't know the exact science but whatever it is...
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    Can't imagine that your salt air is any more...

    Can't imagine that your salt air is any more corrosive then down here. I'll agree that units closer to the ocean have a shorter life span but 2-3 years, come on now? Where are you? Palm city,...
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    I had another post that for some reason did not...

    I had another post that for some reason did not go up. The AH is NOT in the attic. It's in a closet and we have a space that could fit a return riser.
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    My wife told me a story about two co-workers. ...

    My wife told me a story about two co-workers. Co-worker #1 says air is out and hopes she doesn't have to replace her 8 yr old unit. Co-worker #2 says good luck, my unit was ONLY 4 YEARS OLD and it...
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    Forgot to mention, here there is no code that I...

    Forgot to mention, here there is no code that I am aware of limiting the length of flex. By far the vast majority of duct system are flex with long runs. We don't have any problems as long as they...
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    All your replies are appreciated but just as I am...

    All your replies are appreciated but just as I am anti putting A/H's in the attic I'm anti transfer grills. They'll transfer sound just as well as air, plus it's so 1940's. Ditto for the undercut...
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    Strange, I've never heard that about not going...

    Strange, I've never heard that about not going through the attic for returns due to extra heat. It's all insulated so it shouldn't matter. When you say transfer do you mean room to room through...
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    Ducted or open Returns?

    I know double posting is frowned upon but I put this question up in pro section about 3 days ago and no hits so I'm trying again here.

    Helping a good friend with his home and right now there is...
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    I see and raise your dumb sparky story. Hadthe...

    I see and raise your dumb sparky story. Hadthe same thing but in the service corner of a Trane condenser set on roof. Through the plastic base, in the corner that's exposed to the elements! ...
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    Ran across that once. The inside looks like a...

    Ran across that once. The inside looks like a chinese paper yoyo. Was the motor bad too?
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    Have heard good things about the union but still...

    Have heard good things about the union but still don't think it's right for me here in SoFla. Hope it works out for you Keep us posted to how it goes, you might even change my opinion. Goood luck.
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    All I know is that if I went Union I would have...

    All I know is that if I went Union I would have to start over at helper wage despite knowing what the hell I'm doing and thatis not an option for me. That and the fact that if I guy is useless or...
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    Rarely is it ever a leak, unless its a ductless...

    Rarely is it ever a leak, unless its a ductless split system.[/QUOTE]


    False! It is not rare! Maybe in your experience but not overall. If a unit is frozen let it thaw THEN check airflow AND...
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    Thanks Jim. Good to see some actual literature on...

    Thanks Jim. Good to see some actual literature on the subject. The company I work for tells us to flush with only nitro (and vacuum of course) so this makes me feel much better about it. How do you...
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    This thread has definitely run it's course but I...

    This thread has definitely run it's course but I just had to laugh tonight. Storm conditions (damn you Isaac), no power at home, pissed off family and I'm on call. Have enough time to eat dinner...
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    Too shay :oops:

    Too shay :oops:
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    I gotta say I find the dismissive attitudes of...

    I gotta say I find the dismissive attitudes of two posters in particular really sad. The OP came looking for knowledge and got a bunch of petty nonsense. I don't recall anybody here saying that low...
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    [QUOTE=TriplePoint;14039781]Great post Roger....

    [QUOTE=TriplePoint;14039781]Great post Roger. :thumbup:

    That's what I was going to say. I also agree with Rob about charging to slightly less than called for if the house is hotter than ideal. ...
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    I thought this was basic but I guess it's...

    I thought this was basic but I guess it's different everywhere. Here in So Fla this is fairly common. So much so that my mentor taught me that all frozen evaps boil down to either low/no airflow or...
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    That looks amazing! Just did a quick search and...

    That looks amazing! Just did a quick search and so far it doesn't seem that they sell them here in the States. I'll definitely be doing a more thorough check later. Thanks for the link


    Here...
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    Can you please provide a link to which small set...

    Can you please provide a link to which small set you are talking about? Always looking for other options even though I know oxy/acetylene is best.
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    Nice house or not, if it causes damage you're...

    Nice house or not, if it causes damage you're responsible. Here it's code to have primary and secondary if in attic. Even if it wasn't I would still want the secondary. I think two in the pan is...
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    Problem solved. Boss wound up cleaning with leak...

    Problem solved. Boss wound up cleaning with leak detecting bubbles and said it cleared right up. He was impressed that I came up with the same answer that he got from tech support :grin2:

    Once...
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    I meant one of those little mini setups from home...

    I meant one of those little mini setups from home depot. Those are the only ones I've seen with mapp. The one in the pic looks like a standard oxy/acetylene rig.
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    The leak was a tiny spot that someone missed...

    The leak was a tiny spot that someone missed while brazing in the sightglass. Nowhere near the evap. Definitely going to suggset cleaning the coil. Hope the boss listens. Thanks all.
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    Didn't check subcool or td yet bc I was doing all...

    Didn't check subcool or td yet bc I was doing all the other incidental stuff but the pressures seemed normal enough until we get the building back to normal temp and can adjust properly. Circuits...
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    Water dripping off face of a new coil.

    Hello everyone, I finally have a question that I feel is worthy of starting a new thread. We just put in a new syetem at a school. 15 ton split, I forgot to record model #'s but looked online and...
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    Had this same problem numerous times 4 summers...

    Had this same problem numerous times 4 summers ago and that's how we solved it. Braze and leakcheck first so you can pull your vacuum while doing everything else. That way it can run for a good...
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    I have one of those oxy/mapp setups and I don't...

    I have one of those oxy/mapp setups and I don't like it. Way too tempermental and it has a wire stand that tips easily. I sometimes use plain old mapp for small jobs but I was curious about a...
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    Sounds plausible but this is the first I've ever...

    Sounds plausible but this is the first I've ever heard of it, please let us know if it works. As for in place coil cleans I have used NuBrite for years for in place cleans. But only if you can...
  44. Thread: Can't breathe!

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    Laughed (in a good way) at Blitz' solution. ...

    Laughed (in a good way) at Blitz' solution. Laughed even harder at AtticAce's.
    We run in to this ALL THE TIME down here in South Florida. When faced with the choice of purty bushes or cold air the...
  45. Thread: a problem unit

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    You mentioned duct issue. Never underestimate...

    You mentioned duct issue. Never underestimate the ducts. Is the handler in the attic? Pulling attic air through the return?
  46. Thread: a problem unit

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    Those are some crazy head pressures. Have you...

    Those are some crazy head pressures. Have you considered non-combustibles in the system? Also, it may stupid but have you checked to make sure the valves are comepletely open?
    Good luck
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    Immediately after posting I think I realized what...

    Immediately after posting I think I realized what you meant. Am I correct in thinking that the random service port inside the condensing unit on the suction side is the pressure tap? Will that...
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    Thought so, thanks Dustykyle. That said, aren't...

    Thought so, thanks Dustykyle. That said, aren't there screw-on fittings that will allow for a pressure tap as well as your gauges?
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    Came across this thread and I don't know what...

    Came across this thread and I don't know what exactly a pressure tap is. Is it a line piercing valve? If so, don't those have a reputation for leaking after a while? Any info would be greatly...
  50. Started out as a duct worker and boss asked if I...

    Started out as a duct worker and boss asked if I wanted to learn equipment install which, of course, I did. From there I said I wanted to learn service and his reply was "you learn service from...
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