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    Are you flipping kidding me? A flipping...

    Are you flipping kidding me? A flipping apprentice is giving false advice about technology on a tech to tech chat forum? He is registered as a pro here? Go figure.

    "I'm in school, no work...
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    I am bound by the best price for the buck when...

    I am bound by the best price for the buck when purchasing equipment. Taxpayer money and all. A Trane may be awesome, a ????junk, but what is best for our needs with taxpayer money paying the bills....
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    HOLY crap, for a second I thought you were...

    HOLY crap, for a second I thought you were responding to me. Thank God you weren't. I'd have to put Beenthere or Twilly on your butt for a proper response! Your post makes SC and SH calcs sound...
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    Ya know, I have read up on this subject. It...

    Ya know, I have read up on this subject. It seems the consensus ranges from they (UV Lights) are witches brew to they cure cancer. Some people state that air passes too quickly for the UV lights to...
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    Picture a big warehouse that is heated with...

    Picture a big warehouse that is heated with steam. Inside this warehouse is a huge office building, like a house within a house, populated with people and electronic equipment. The inside of the...
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    Well, it got down to around zero a few times this...

    Well, it got down to around zero a few times this year here in coastal Virginia. The Trane and A/S rep stated they recommend a CC heater, with the low ambient kit. The Goodman rep stated no CC...
  7. Thread: Mini splits

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    LOL

    LOL
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    Thanks for that info! The head pressure control...

    Thanks for that info! The head pressure control was a no brainer, the old unit had TXV, I will make sure the new unit has one as well. I would not have guessed a hard start kit because of the...
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    I must be an idiot as well. A gauge set for...

    I must be an idiot as well. A gauge set for every refrigerant? Why not educate the man instead of waving your crank here and telling the world about it? We educate everyday at work and mentor the...
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    Agree 100%!!

    Agree 100%!!
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    CC heater for Low Ambient AC unit

    Getting ready to a replace a old 5 ton split HP. Since the HP was only ever used in cooling mode, year round, we are replacing it with a straight AC unit. The HP has a crankcase heater. I'd say...
  12. Thread: Whistling TXV

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    R22

    R22
  13. Thread: Whistling TXV

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    [QUOTE=Bazooka Joey;17802551] You do not state...

    [QUOTE=Bazooka Joey;17802551] You do not state what the low ambient kit is set at . Should be somewhere around cuts in at 230 ,cuts out at 175, maybe your low ambient kit is out of calibration.
    ...
  14. Thread: Whistling TXV

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    I could, but based on the low vs high pressures,...

    I could, but based on the low vs high pressures, I think it's the TXV. I could be wrong though, that is why I posted.:grin2:
  15. Thread: Whistling TXV

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    Whistling TXV

    I'm Working on a Carrier split HP model#38YCC060520. It is always used for AC in the winter, as well as the summer and has a low ambient kit installed. It has never been switched to the heat mode. ...
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    TXV Valve Questions

    On a Heat pump with a piston at the CU, is there an advantage to swapping it out with a TXV? What is the "close" number on HSPF efficiency between the two? This is on my Amana ASZ14 which has a...
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    [QUOTE=beenthere;16962871]TXV or piston? BT,...

    [QUOTE=beenthere;16962871]TXV or piston?

    BT,
    It is a TXV. Thanks all for your advice!

    I wish I purchased the SMAN4 for the wireless capability. For SH I keep walking in the building checking...
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    Man, no slack given here..:) Move that decimal...

    Man, no slack given here..:) Move that decimal point to the left one point..I made a typo.
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    Well, this is one of those Goodman/Amana things...

    Well, this is one of those Goodman/Amana things as I learned here. The SC spec is 5 degrees +-2. The airflow is not an issue. 3 returns, several supplies, 2.3 static, I believe I have CFM set to...
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    Testing SMAN-3 on a Amana ASZ14 HeatPump

    I purchased a Fieldpiece Sman-3, stick meter and stick accessories. I checked the charge on my Amana R410a ASZ14 VS AEPF AHU with TXV.
    It was sprinkling rain of and on. All info was taken with the...
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    Oh, I agree 100%! I was trying to make a...

    Oh, I agree 100%! I was trying to make a humorous point.
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    A CU when matched with a proper evaporator coil...

    A CU when matched with a proper evaporator coil is a "repair part"? There are plenty of "13 Seer" compatible Evap's out there. Add a TXV and the number increases IMHO.

    Is your question about your...
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    I'd blame the installer, but what do I...

    I'd blame the installer, but what do I know...:pop: I get it, hacks can buy them.

    On the other hand, to the OP... it seems Goodman sales are pretty good for now by selling dry units. How many...
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    [QUOTE=3DFanatic;16299091] I think you should...

    I think you should school Trane\GE\Goodman on the manufacture of their Latest coils.

    Once one is Trane washed, they are always Trane washed. Trane aint all that for the Price! Before I get...
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    [QUOTE=John8385;16289711] Of course it has to...

    Of course it has to be a defective coil. I mean, it has to be, it's a goodman. It can't be that the field installed TXV worked it's fittings a little loose due to expansion\contraction, a leaking...
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    It's an option for the AHU, how did you get it...

    It's an option for the AHU, how did you get it under warranty? They don't really go bad..right? :)
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    [QUOTE=bja105;16240901]I used the Goodman drain...

    [QUOTE=bja105;16240901]I used the Goodman drain pan insulation kit on my own variable speed air handler. It is just foam tape, like I have used on linesets. It cost a bloody fortune for what it is....
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    Ok, I ordered the drain pan and insulation kit...

    Ok, I ordered the drain pan and insulation kit from my supplier. I wont mention prices, but that one thin piece of insulation cost 3 times more than the drain pan. My understanding was the...
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    Well, I'm getting the tank for just a couple...

    Well, I'm getting the tank for just a couple hundred bucks after rebates and such. I figure it will help the AC in the cooling system and if it sucks too much heat out of the utility room I'll turn...
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    Moisture in the system causing freezing/blockage...

    Moisture in the system causing freezing/blockage in the refrigerant system or a defective reversing valve....hmmm The CU fan turning slow do to a defective run cap....

    As we know here, we seldom...
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    Thanks for the info, I think I'm going to pull...

    Thanks for the info, I think I'm going to pull the trigger for the GE. I hope that fan noise isn't that bad. I live in a ranch and that thing is going in a 8'X5' laundry room which is located...
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    Heat Piump on a Hot Water Tank

    I know this is a weird question, but where better to ask a question such as this than here? I want to purchase one of those hybrid hot water tanks. What kind of "heat Pump" is mounted on that...
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    I have no problem with that. I assume it works a...

    I have no problem with that. I assume it works a lot better than the fiberglass by itself?
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    Crap, that is two for a cracked pan. :) I looked...

    Crap, that is two for a cracked pan. :) I looked and did not see a crack but I did not pull it out to inspect it. I just ordered another one any way. I'll do as suggested and insulate a new pan...
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    AHU Drain Pan Insulation Kit

    Has anyone here used one of these? On a goodman 3 ton AHU with VS installed in the attic in a humid coastal area. I lowered the fan speed from 1200 to 1020cfm for better dehumidification. The...
  36. Thread: Start caps

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    Are you saying that is not happening now in the...

    Are you saying that is not happening now in the HVAC business?....LOL Maybe that is one reason you are so busy. I'd guess most REAL auto mechanics are busy, just like REAL HVAC techs. Then again,...
  37. Motor-Mate Universal Motor Run Capacitor 2.5 MFD to 67.5 MFD

    Is this the same as a Turbo 200 made in America? Or did the Chinese copy this to the exact specifications as the Amrad turbo 200? Or is Amrad whoring itself out to any vendor..GRRR Just...
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    Yes, all three returns have their own filter. ...

    Yes, all three returns have their own filter. The lower\next to the floor middle return in the hallway is 20x20, the one in the vaulted ceiling den is 14x14 and the other in the back of the house...
  39. Thread: New record

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    My turbo 200 reads 5.52 on the 5 MFD terminal and...

    My turbo 200 reads 5.52 on the 5 MFD terminal and 42 with the 20 and 25 MFD jumpered. This is a brand new cap measured with a recently calibrated fluke 87 IV DVM. Is this within specs..:) My...
  40. Thread: Start caps

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    I'm switching to Amrad capacitors. They are...

    I'm switching to Amrad capacitors. They are American made. I'll see if it makes a difference. It seems some here have good luck with them. Besides, I'd rather pay to keep an American employed...
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    I have 3 returns for my 3 ton..:) One in the...

    I have 3 returns for my 3 ton..:) One in the wall up near the ceiling in a vaulted den, one low in the middle of the hallway (center of the house) and one in the ceiling at the back end of the house...
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    Not so for the cap in the 5-2-1 kit I installed a...

    Not so for the cap in the 5-2-1 kit I installed a few days ago. It popped and oil went everywhere. I still have it, it still drips oil.
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    I say primemoverplus is a employee of this...

    I say primemoverplus is a employee of this company..Just kidding
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    OK, now I'm confused..:)

    OK, now I'm confused..:)
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    All-righty then, they are not snake oil.:) That...

    All-righty then, they are not snake oil.:) That is good to know, all jokes aside. Thanks for the info guy's and the vortex info mgenius33! That was awesome.
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    OK, I was at the Virginia State Fair a few years...

    OK, I was at the Virginia State Fair a few years ago. A product salesman took the air plenum off of a new SUV and added a metal device that looked like a orange\apple de-corer. They claimed it...
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    ECM Motor Protector

    Has anyone here used this? Does it work? I know...hmmm, how could one prove or disprove that. :whistle:

    http://www.getzebra.com/proddetail.asp?prod=VZPRO

    On another note, with a 5-2-1 HS kit,...
  48. Thread: Brutal!!!!

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    I have to agree with ya!!! Ya got me. I carry...

    I have to agree with ya!!! Ya got me. I carry meters and such in a bag for the most part. :)
  49. Thread: Brutal!!!!

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    OHH, I fully understand! I've been there and...

    OHH, I fully understand! I've been there and agree with you. Other than the Lenox comment. I say Janitrol...Just kidding. It is so easy to start a brand bashing war here and at work...:) I still...
  50. Thread: Brutal!!!!

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    Dude were done, apples and oranges. I asked a...

    Dude were done, apples and oranges. I asked a question about clearing\flushing contaminates in the system, were now talking about TXV vs orifice\restrictors and the number of each. This is the...
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