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    I certainly know how to braze but this is in a...

    I certainly know how to braze but this is in a tough spot. Its hard to see and touch never mind braze. Prob the only reliable way, but the question the owner asked is if anyone has successfully...
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    Even a good tech needs proper training on heat...

    Even a good tech needs proper training on heat pumps by someone who REALLY understands them. No offense but if you don't know heat pumps you shouldn't be trying to fix them. You need to get your...
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    This is just crazy. People complain about what...

    This is just crazy. People complain about what us business owners charge for a replacement system and think there must be a cheaper way. A good tech/owner -whatever- will do all the calcs needed to...
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    Methods to seal a condenser coil leak

    A customer accidentally hit the bottom of his condenser coil on a heat pump. Its a really small leak, its been leaking for a week and still not flat yet. My question is has anyone ever repaired a...
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    Parts can be found on savemyacadia dot org

    Parts can be found on savemyacadia dot org
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    People who put in the original ACHP unit by...

    People who put in the original ACHP unit by Hallowell knows that they worked well and saved money. I still have one running in my own house and its been reliable. Bristol compressors took down...
  7. The first version (ACHP All Climare Heat Pump)...

    The first version (ACHP All Climare Heat Pump) worked well, I have one in my house and to this day has only had one part replaced (circuit board). The Acadia was the second generation which used a...
  8. I'm one of the two peopel running the...

    I'm one of the two peopel running the savemyacadia dot org effort and I'm not saying THIS IS IT, THE SOLUTION TO ALL PROBLEMS but failures have already been greatly reduced and units people thought...
  9. Cpeters just likes to argue... Get used to it...

    Cpeters just likes to argue... Get used to it...
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    The electrician on site did the wiring. Not sure...

    The electrician on site did the wiring. Not sure why he did it the way he did. If everyone would USE PRIMER than we wouldn't have to use that crappy purple primer! I really hesitated to put this...
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    I swear one of these days I'm goint to redo the...

    I swear one of these days I'm goint to redo the venting just because it bothers me so much and take a new pic. It's a big black eye on my artwork, lol.
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    If you all think those units are hard to service,...

    If you all think those units are hard to service, check this one out. Again, a situation where I installed the unit where the customer asked me to put it. Hate to see his bill when it requires...
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    For the most part, the LG's I've installed have...

    For the most part, the LG's I've installed have had very little issues. When I got the three outdoor units for this job, we found them all flat. I guess they had a string with bad valves and they...
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    The minimum lineset length for LG's are 10'. The...

    The minimum lineset length for LG's are 10'. The only way I could have done a single condenser is with a Multi-V system. I dont believe they were available yet Feb 2010 when the job was done. I...
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    The drains are there and the units are...

    The drains are there and the units are serviceable from a 4' ladder, so its no problem.
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    I dont really like the water dripping down the...

    I dont really like the water dripping down the siding, but the drain lines on the right and left unit poke through the slim duct about a 1/2" on the bend. The center unit drains straight down. We...
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    The owners drive a plow truck and tractors around...

    The owners drive a plow truck and tractors around the building and wanted the units up that high. I wasn't going to argue... The customer is always right.
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    I love boilers when I'm not rushed. I hate...

    I love boilers when I'm not rushed. I hate boilers when its an emergency replacement and you need to get one up and running quickly. I posted another boiler pic from a new construction job that I...
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    3 LG Duct-less heat pumps

    We installed 3 30k BTU LG's in a private dance hall. These things crank with a hall full of people. Some nice work by my guys!
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    Munchkin Boiler in a commercial building

    Heres a pic of a small commercial building my company did. Yes I know the venting looks like crap, the ceiling tile guys cut part of our venting out the day before startup. This is a 14,000 sq ft...
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    No, all of the circulators have spring check...

    No, all of the circulators have spring check valves to prevent flow to a zone not calling for heat. This is a great way to zone a house. I'll put some other nice boiler jobs up.
    When you zone...
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    Its hard to tell, but the water feed to the...

    Its hard to tell, but the water feed to the boiler is tied in below the WH vacuum breaker. Nothing major, but we caught it quickly.

    Have
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    This is a 3 story house, so its not practical to...

    This is a 3 story house, so its not practical to us zone valves. I use all 3 speed grundfos, so its easy to dial in the right pump pressure for each zone.
  24. Niiice... Its funny how the people who can't weld...

    Niiice... Its funny how the people who can't weld also aren't smart enough to use a grinder to clean their mess up.
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    I'm not trying to be a jerk, but your boss must...

    I'm not trying to be a jerk, but your boss must be pretty cheap to sell a direct vent furnace and tell you to only run the exhaust. What is the input btu and how big of a house?
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    It sounds like you were quoted a freedom 95...

    It sounds like you were quoted a freedom 95 furnace with the 16 seer heat pump. I'll have to check the specs, but the 36G1 is likely this years model with a higher efficiency. The freedom 95...
  27. Ahhh, I see. How about this for advice... Get a...

    Ahhh, I see. How about this for advice... Get a cheap window ac to get through a few days because the heat and humidity coming up will be dangerous.
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    I have done several, and the burner is a little...

    I have done several, and the burner is a little temperamental. The system in the pic saved that customer 550 gallons the first year. Another customer cut his oil use in half but we installed myson...
  29. Jim, Sorry, have no idea what you are talking...

    Jim,
    Sorry, have no idea what you are talking about. If its the link you are referring to, I couldn't open, don't have access. I did say to let a pro fix it. Lets be real, its hot and gonna be...
  30. Ok, if the condenser fan didn't turn on but the...

    Ok, if the condenser fan didn't turn on but the compressor did, try this. No DIY diagnostics allowed.
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    I use a 4 port manifold with the micron gauge on...

    I use a 4 port manifold with the micron gauge on one center port and the 3/8 center port on the vac. This way I can close off the vac port and see exactly what is going in the system. I sweep the...
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    I use Elite software manual J and think its very...

    I use Elite software manual J and think its very accurate. If you are smart enough to get the correct info, its smart enough to give you accurate results. This trade requires smart, honest people...
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    The owners thought I was a jerk for pointing...

    The owners thought I was a jerk for pointing everything out that was wrong. Yet they called me to figure out why they couldn't get the house over 55 in the winter. All three returns were tied into...
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    I'd guess the Carrier is the most then the...

    I'd guess the Carrier is the most then the American Standard. I'm an A.S. guy, I have two A.S. heat pumps in my own home and love them. I've also done several A.S./Trane (virtually the same)...
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    30 yr old boiler replacement

    We took a 30 year old system out of a 3500 square foot house and replaced it with a condensing Buderus oil boiler with a chimney vent kit. There is one "goof" by one of my employees that was later...
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    Nothing like a nice Buderus install

    And this is nothing like a nice Buderus install. This is what I found when I went to look at a heating problem for a friend of a customer. Believe it or not, all three 1/2" pex returns were zip...
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    I'm not saying this is the answer but it will...

    I'm not saying this is the answer but it will help. You can buy carbon filter material to line your current air filter. Carbon helps with odors but need to be changed periodically. Also a good air...
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    If you have a erv central controller or a tstat...

    If you have a erv central controller or a tstat that controls the erv you can control how you want the unit to run. If it is hot and humid out and cool and dry inside the heat will transfer from the...
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    I'm pretty sure that a builder model condenser...

    I'm pretty sure that a builder model condenser has a 1 year warranty. It likely doesn't have high or low pressure switches so if it had a leak it could be shot. Hopefully the HVAC company you chose...
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    It really sounds like you need a heat loss/gain...

    It really sounds like you need a heat loss/gain calc done. I install a ton of dual fuel systems and what I really like is when it is done well you have control over the changeover temp. For single...
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    I agree with Gary. This is big expense so don't...

    I agree with Gary. This is big expense so don't just go with a guess. We get jobs because we are thorough, not cheap. Good luck and hopefully it will be a good experience.
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    It's all about time and time is money. I have...

    It's all about time and time is money. I have both a 5 and a 6 cfm two stage vac and I can pull a 40' system down to 500 microns in about 45min. Probably take you at least twice as long, and...
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    Yes interlock to "G" for continuous fan. And...

    Yes interlock to "G" for continuous fan. And yes, you primarily need during heating and cooling seasons when house is all closed up.
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    Are you doing the central air system also? If...

    Are you doing the central air system also? If so, you can install a honeywell thermostat with ventilation controls built in. It makes for a nicer installation and honeywell has some great control...
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    I typically exhaust the bathrooms and duct the...

    I typically exhaust the bathrooms and duct the fresh air to the return side of the duct system. If you duct fresh air directly into the living space you can sometime get cool draft complaints. If...
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    I install a lot of 2 stage 16 SEER American...

    I install a lot of 2 stage 16 SEER American Standard heat pumps and I have two in my own house. They heat and cool very well, are very quiet and are very efficient. make sure you use a good...
  47. The ductwork is probably anywhere from R4-R8 and...

    The ductwork is probably anywhere from R4-R8 and you prob have R-38 or better ceiling insulation (guessing). You're losing a lot of heat, and I have a similar setup. I blew in cellulose right over...
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    Yeah, I've actually had a little bit of braze...

    Yeah, I've actually had a little bit of braze bubble out right on the last joint. And yes I am just trickling nitrogen through. It happened a few times years ago, and I just have gotten in the...
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    That's nuts! The two refrigerants dont even use...

    That's nuts! The two refrigerants dont even use the same oil!!! Its people like that that give us all a bad name.
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    Sure, you can braze with just acetylene, just be...

    Sure, you can braze with just acetylene, just be sure to trickle nitrogen through the piping. I usually use an oxy acetylene also, but always use nitrogen. Ive gotten into the habit of brazing from...
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