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    I use 1/2" CPVC. Take a coupling and glue it the...

    I use 1/2" CPVC. Take a coupling and glue it the the OEM end and run the CPVC from there. Been doing it for years this way with no problems. Even did it in my own house. I have found that vinyl...
  2. 118 hours was my max. Did 48 hours straight, was...

    118 hours was my max. Did 48 hours straight, was also on call in July and my dispatcher and lead service tech were on vacation. Thought it would never end! Ended up getting Shingles from it, lasted...
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    Yes we are at sea level so this unit might work....

    Yes we are at sea level so this unit might work. It is a conference room in a small hotel so not much duct.
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    Thanks. I'll take a look at the Nordyne.

    Thanks. I'll take a look at the Nordyne.
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    4 Ton 17" Wide Air Handlers

    Anyone out there know if there is such a beast. Been looking all afternoon and have had no luck. Only have 18" of width to get this thing in with out reinventing the wheel.

    Thanks.
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    ktxkrew - Im assuming you have the simplicity...

    ktxkrew - Im assuming you have the simplicity boards installed in this unit?

    I'm not sure. One of my techs called me last night asking about the problem. The unit is at his church that we...
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    Problem with York Predator DH150

    Hope someone may be able to help. We have a York DH150S204DAA3 package unit that keeps locking out in cooling with an alarm code of 9. According to the code list this is showing an ignition board...
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    We have our flat rate set up with a code for...

    We have our flat rate set up with a code for reclaim/recovery and disposal. This is added to any repairs that require it. If we have a system that is empty due to a leak we will not charge the...
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    Thank you all for your replies. I will be...

    Thank you all for your replies.

    I will be showing these responses at our next meeting to the techs who said no big deal, to try and get it through their heads it is a big deal.
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    We did call the mother. She acted like it was no...

    We did call the mother. She acted like it was no big deal. We asked if the daughter could go to the neighbors house or if the neighbor could come over. Mother wanted nothing to do with rescheduling....
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    Need Opinions: What would you do?

    One of our techs went to a job yesterday and the door was answered by a young girl. Tech asked where the parent was. Girl said she was the only one home. Tech asked how old she was and was told 15....
  12. Thread: NITEC TABLE

    by BigDog91
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    i actually had the honor of using he first NITEC...

    i actually had the honor of using he first NITEC system. Mike's brother worked for out company and kept talking about this machine. He finally talked the owner into trying it out. Now this was in...
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    I use this also. it replaces the latic acid in...

    I use this also. it replaces the latic acid in your skin to keep it pliable. you have to ask for it at the pharmacy counter. no script necessary, they keep it behind the counter because of the cost,...
  14. Yes. The G71 will modulate with the Harmony 3...

    Yes. The G71 will modulate with the Harmony 3 system. They need to have installed the discharge air sensor and cut certain jumpers since you have a duel fuel system.

    They should have also...
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    This is normal. Almost all of the manufactures...

    This is normal. Almost all of the manufactures that I work with shut off the blower if it is in the "FAN ON" mode at the start of a heat call. Nothing to worry about.
  16. If the furnace is staging up on time then the...

    If the furnace is staging up on time then the furnace is not set to variable capacity. The issues may be in the thermostat settings or in the furnace control board settings. I would call back the...
  17. The V1036 is the model number of the evaporator...

    The V1036 is the model number of the evaporator coil. It was a third party coil used about 15 years ago to get higher SEER ratings. Sorry I cannot remember the manufactures name. We used them on a...
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    I agree with TxTurbo. You will get so much more...

    I agree with TxTurbo. You will get so much more out of the I-Comfort Stat. Better humidification and de-humidification control, modulation of the furnace. It will notify you with a bright yellow or...
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    How about in between, found the info on the...

    How about in between, found the info on the furnace. The rating is down to 35%. The previous version G71 was at 40%. I was also off a little on the thermostat staging. Below is from the engineering...
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    The Lennox SLP98 furnaces are set up to use...

    The Lennox SLP98 furnaces are set up to use either the I-Comfort stat or any conventional tstat. With the conventional thermostat you have three choices for set up. 1. Single stage full modulating...
  21. I agree with having a roofer do it if possible. I...

    I agree with having a roofer do it if possible. I hate working with roof tar!!!

    Usually just fill the void with insulation to prevent air movement. I would not see any problem with foaming since...
  22. The way I do it is very similar to cactusjacks....

    The way I do it is very similar to cactusjacks. The goosneck allows you to replace the refrigerant lines at a later date, it also allows you to pull new power/low voltage wiring if necessary.

    As...
  23. Thread: Green jobs

    by BigDog91
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    That was on the original system Lennox came out...

    That was on the original system Lennox came out with, it only had one solar panel. The newest version can have up to 15 panels (If I remember correctly.) hooked up to it and it has a transfer switch...
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    I think the panel only runs the condensor fan,...

    I think the panel only runs the condensor fan, which isn't that much if you use an ECM motor anyways.


    The original one was that way. In the new system the cell are connected to a controller in...
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    Interesting, I was more worried about the case...

    Interesting, I was more worried about the case where it failed while connected somehow and then couldn't get at it to disconnect dumping the entire system load...


    One of my guys just had one one...
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    I was a Carrier 2 1/2 ton. unit that used R22...

    I was a Carrier 2 1/2 ton. unit that used R22 freon. That way they didn't need to replace the evap. coil inside the house.

    Oh Boy! I hope that the evaporator coil is not 28 years old and that it...
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    we are considering icynene insulation. One...

    we are considering icynene insulation.

    One thing I would suggest if using spray foam is to use an air exchanger. Spray foam seals that house up like a cooler. Need some fresh air in there.
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    If it is a heat pump - Was the coil converted...

    If it is a heat pump -

    Was the coil converted for horizontal use. Depending on which way the unit is installed the coil has to be converted for it to drain correctly.

    Is there a proper sized...
  29. Thread: Getting Stung

    by BigDog91
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    I myself am highly allergic to five different...

    I myself am highly allergic to five different species of bees. I carry epi-pens in all of my vehicles and tool bags. Almost died the first time I was stung, was in a coma for two days.

    About 15...
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    Just picked up a Cannon for my wife who does the...

    Just picked up a Cannon for my wife who does the same thing. It does have to work off of the wi-fi in the house. Real simple to connect if you have a router with a self configuring button. I also set...
  31. Are saying that the access to the unit is facing...

    Are saying that the access to the unit is facing the eve of the house and that there is no access to the blower- coil -control panel?

    I have seen a few units installed like this because the...
  32. If I remember correctly on that model furnace,...

    If I remember correctly on that model furnace, Carrier wanted both the flue and intake piping on the plane. (both coming out on the same side of the house or on the same side of the roof) due to...
  33. We have them in our trucks. Nobody complained...

    We have them in our trucks. Nobody complained when they were installed. Mostly used to keep track of mileage for maintenance.

    The owner does use it sometimes to verify hours for the on-call tech....
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    That is a three ton up-flow uncased R-22 coil...

    That is a three ton up-flow uncased R-22 coil with piston unless upgraded with an expansion valve.
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    First thing to do is remove all of the...

    First thing to do is remove all of the refrigerant, pressure test the system, repair the leak, then recharge the unit by weighing in the charge to exactly what it states.

    Who ever installed the...
  36. Stebs is correct. The Infinity Controller is a...

    Stebs is correct. The Infinity Controller is a communicating control. There are two power wires and two communication wires. If you were able to jump out the wires and make it run then you were not...
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    If that is on a Mitsubishi unit it did no good...

    If that is on a Mitsubishi unit it did no good for testing. The refrigerant lines on Mitsubishi unit are all part of the evaporator. That is why both lines need to be insulated. My guess is that they...
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    We jokingly call it Smurf pipe. It just keeps all...

    We jokingly call it Smurf pipe. It just keeps all of the low voltage wiring neat, We do our best to keep everything level and neat.
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    This type of work really twist my shorts. These...

    This type of work really twist my shorts. These are the people who give this buisness a bad name. Customer wants good quality work for what they pay for and this is what they get.

    I am in an area...
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    I use my regular charger with a power converter....

    I use my regular charger with a power converter. The power converter plugs into the vehicle and I plug the charger into it. It also nice to have 120v available if I need it (tailgating and such). You...
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    Customer Called the Governer

    Had a customer so upset that it took us LESS than 24 hours (103 Degrees out) to arrive at his house to repair his unit that he called the governers office.

    He told them they need to pass a law so...
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    -16 on the Carrier is for 1600 CFM or a 4 ton...

    -16 on the Carrier is for 1600 CFM or a 4 ton blower.
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    A couple of questions. What size furnace did they...

    A couple of questions. What size furnace did they install and what model number? What is the model number of the humidifier?

    If the humidifier is a Lennox WB2 type that is a constant drain type....
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    We are both a Carrier and Lennox dealer. I just...

    We are both a Carrier and Lennox dealer. I just finished a job with four Carrier Infinity (Same as the Evolution) systems and last week installed the same Lennox system that was quoted to you. There...
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    We do not install them but i have serviced alot...

    We do not install them but i have serviced alot over the years. They are like any other company out there. You will find some people that have had problems and other that have had none.

    The...
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    Amen. They have engineers write the tech manuals...

    Amen. They have engineers write the tech manuals and they think on a different level than most of us normal heating and A/C professionals. Everything is very analytical to them. (Note: The owner of...
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    We just put in four of these systems (new house...

    We just put in four of these systems (new house not replacements) and there is no whining sound on any of them. I agree with Stamas about checking the TESP on the system. The nice thing with the...
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    The answer is No. The highest SEER you can get...

    The answer is No. The highest SEER you can get with the XC13 with the G61MPV is right around 14. If you go with the XC14 & the G61MPV and a CX34-38 coil you can get a 16 SEER & 13.2 EER. rating. For...
  49. We install Mitsubishi units and they prefer 6"...

    We install Mitsubishi units and they prefer 6" from the ceiling, but you can go as little as 3". Any lower and it will be hard to install the cover and servicing the unit. It can also affect the air...
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    Sound as good as a call I went on this winter....

    Sound as good as a call I went on this winter. Walked in and the customer had his gas grill fired up in the living room. He did not like it when I cut the thing off and opened up all of the windows....
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