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    Lmao- Ya- be sure to wear a helmet and knee pads

    Lmao- Ya- be sure to wear a helmet and knee pads
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    Lmao- Ya- be sure to wear a helmet and knee pads

    Lmao- Ya- be sure to wear a helmet and knee pads
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    Lol

    Lol
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    Any thinkers out there? Come on back

    Any thinkers out there? Come on back
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    I think I just figured out a way to save our...

    I think I just figured out a way to save our Country from some of this outrageous spending...**** can the EPA and hire some of the commentators on this website. They are way more qualified and...
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    [QUOTE=bearfromobx;18996181]Like so many...

    [QUOTE=bearfromobx;18996181]Like so many legalities, venting is based on intent. Your comment showed intent to release approximately 13 oz of R22 that did not have to be released, however a chiller...
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    Thanks for the feedback

    Thanks for the feedback
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    Thanks - I may just try that

    Thanks - I may just try that
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    Thanks again for the exact thing I don't need- a...

    Thanks again for the exact thing I don't need- a lecture on ethics. My customers know I do right by them. Quite honestly it's pretty offensive that this has now downgraded to whether I have...
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    Thanks Mason for the back up...I guess I should...

    Thanks Mason for the back up...I guess I should have phrased it better... Such as " recover by EPA approved methods in accordance with EPA regulation"....I just thought I was gonna get some technical...
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    Thanks Saylor for the helpful reply.

    Thanks Saylor for the helpful reply.
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    Thanks for all of (well most of) the replies- yes...

    Thanks for all of (well most of) the replies- yes fully licensed, insured and own my own business. Just trying to get some helpful info....I really didn't mean for thread to go south like...
  13. Thank you

    Thank you
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    We'll the unit only holds 13 oz to begin with and...

    We'll the unit only holds 13 oz to begin with and it's coding low-combine that with 500' of dock to lug a recovery machine/cylinder... De Minimus in my book
  15. Manufactured Housing Install question

    I have not done too many mobile home units, but It seems like many of them are Coleman units or similar.

    Is there any legal or liability reason why we can not recommend any downflow electric...
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    Boat AC charging question

    I am not sure if I am even remotely close to having this in the correct forum...but thought I would throw it out there. Has anyone here ever charged an ac unit on a boat?

    I have a large cruiser...
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    Thermal Imaging Camera Advice

    Hey guys- I am considering adding a thermal imager to my tool arsenal. I believe I could make money with it on duct leaks, etc. My question is does anyone have experience using this in a...
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    All I know is that the head pressure was crazy...

    All I know is that the head pressure was crazy high first time I looked at it- totally diff on next trip. I suspect the restriction may have been in the TXV, and along with an overcharge would cause...
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    Okay- so went back out there and found entirely...

    Okay- so went back out there and found entirely different situation. This time the suction reading 32 psig and relatively low head. Suction line frozen all the way up to compressor. I called it a...
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    Thanks - ill pull some juice and see what happens...

    Thanks - ill pull some juice and see what happens - then formulate a plan. Thank y'all for the help.
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    High head- normal suction

    Hey guys- heading back out tomorrow on a no cool call back. First call found pressures (410A) 110/655. ID temp around 78 and OD temp 97. Cleaned condenser and got head to drop down around 475 with...
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    I saw that chart in IMC code book. But, I still...

    I saw that chart in IMC code book. But, I still know there is a chart that shows what size your single drain line needs to be when you terminate into it from (2) or more lines. Example- (2) 3/4...
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    condensate line sizing chart

    I used to have a chart that showed proper condensate termination line sizes for instances where 2 or more condensate drain lines are connected. I see minimums for a condensate drain size per ton in...
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    Is comfort R activated in heating?

    Is comfort R activated in heating?
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    If the sensing bulb lost chg then it would shut...

    If the sensing bulb lost chg then it would shut off TXV correct?
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    Thanks- just so I'm clear..is it because the...

    Thanks- just so I'm clear..is it because the suction reading is too low that's causing you to think outdoor restriction?
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    okay- good info. So, now I am just a little more...

    okay- good info. So, now I am just a little more confused...my mentors/tech buddies say different things...leading me to believe I am not the only one confused about HP!

    Consider this- in heat...
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    Yup- sorry meant to include that....its...

    Yup- sorry meant to include that....its 22...could be a restriction just not sure the best way to tell....if I remove the bulb and pressures stay the same, then is that saying TXV is bad?
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    Diagnosing in Heat Mode

    Okay- I'm sure similar threads exist, but need to head back out there today and hoping for some input from those more experienced in heat pumps.

    Got a call for no heat/ very little heat. Customer...
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    On # 2. you stated that you do the checks in 2nd...

    On # 2. you stated that you do the checks in 2nd stage and then unplug the Y2 at the bypass solenoid....so this in effect leaves you checking in first stage....correct?
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    alright-ok, that makes sense....just not a lot of...

    alright-ok, that makes sense....just not a lot of experience on the higher end stuff and want to be sure ducks are in a row. Okay, now if I need to service 2 stage scroll do they recommend charging...
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    Thanks all for the help- good folks on this site

    Thanks all for the help- good folks on this site
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    just so I am clear, on a single 2 stage scroll,...

    just so I am clear, on a single 2 stage scroll, if I adjust the T Stat up several degrees then it should kick in Y2 or (second stage). Then, at condenser I should be able to see control voltage...
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    Thanks for the detail Andrew MK....good stuff

    Thanks for the detail Andrew MK....good stuff
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    Checking 2stage compressor

    I know this may sound trivial, but I'm curious how the expert techs activate second stage cool in order to check second stage (T-Stat or jumper at condenser)...I have recently picked up a couple of...
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    Thanks all for the replies

    Thanks all for the replies
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    Compressor shot-customer didn't have a lot of...

    Compressor shot-customer didn't have a lot of money to spend- evaporator still functioning fine. Plans to replace evaporator later...got him cool again on his budget. I realize it's not optimal
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    Replace orifice?

    Question- I'm curious how many techs replace the orifice or put new TXV on an existing evaporator when only changing out the condenser (different brand) I'm thinking you are supposed to put the...
  39. I appreciate the information and it sure clears...

    I appreciate the information and it sure clears some things
  40. Meaning to check to SH or SC

    Meaning to check to SH or SC
  41. Okay- so in heating mode, do you connect gauges /...

    Okay- so in heating mode, do you connect gauges / thermometer on the same places as in cooling mode? It would stand to reason that it would be different locations for line temp measurements since...
  42. Thanks to everyone for the info and excellent...

    Thanks to everyone for the info and excellent insight. sorry have not been keeping closer tabs on my thread,but I've been out of pocket deer hunting.
  43. Trane Heat Pump troubleshooting questions

    Hey- hope everyone is well. I just wanted to toss this out there for some of you who are better at heat pumps than me
    I got called out to a no heat call yesterday (specifically no first stage...
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    dirty evaporator scenario

    Question- I was curious if anyone knew whether adding refrigerant to a system with a dirty evap coil will actually cool the air better?

    Scenario- tech comes on the scene and slaps gauges and sees...
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    yep- thought about that one as well....but this...

    yep- thought about that one as well....but this old carrier is a dinosaur! Tech would have had to of been purdy tired to do that....lol....although I know it happens!
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    10-4...all great suggestions and feedback. I...

    10-4...all great suggestions and feedback. I appreciate how professional and helpful everyone is in this forum!
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    Good thought on the condenser fan motor...how...

    Good thought on the condenser fan motor...how would I check that....amp reading and watch for fluctuation in amps?
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    I appreciate the reply- I went up into the attic...

    I appreciate the reply- I went up into the attic and listened to the liquid line real close (sometimes I have heard non condensables pass through the line), but could not hear anything "swooshing"...
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    Fluctuating head pressure

    Hopefully some of you can guide me on this- went out to check a 20 yr old 2.5 ton carrier straight cool - R22 system..,customer said company x came out 3 months ago and charged her because wasn't...
  50. Thanks for the tips yall- ch4man- I went on...

    Thanks for the tips yall- ch4man- I went on Youtube and could only find one Jim Berman vid on fieldpiece charging blanket, but he seemed to be speaking pretty positively about how it worked....had...
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