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  1. Why would a real service tech not check gas...

    Why would a real service tech not check gas pressure on initial visit makes no sense. Why wouldn't they pull burners and check cross overs, makes no sense. Diy
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    I thought there was a special tool to check flame...

    I thought there was a special tool to check flame rectification on honeywell smart valves.
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    Haven't heard much for new issues beyond drilling...

    Haven't heard much for new issues beyond drilling out port but the board redesign sounds like a poor solution.
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    Home owner may continue to use you because you...

    Home owner may continue to use you because you have been honest with them. Should count for something. Also they may be apprehensive to replace with the same brand furnace that didn't last very...
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    Piercing valve. Saddle valve. They do plug up. It...

    Piercing valve. Saddle valve. They do plug up. It is basically a nail that is turned into the pipe to make a small hole for water to feed. Should be replaced with something better anyway.
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    We recommend that the primary be changed as well...

    We recommend that the primary be changed as well and charge that labor. If the furnace is in rough shape we let the home owner know it and advise replacement.
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    Our labor is covered by the manufacturer but its...

    Our labor is covered by the manufacturer but its definitely not a profitable repair.
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    Here its $700-$900 off new furnace depending on...

    Here its $700-$900 off new furnace depending on new model. Or replacement of secondary with no cost to the home owner.
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    Home owner should get a credit toward a new...

    Home owner should get a credit toward a new carrier furnace. They would around here. Otherwise part and labor should be covered. Do them a favor and have them contact a carrier dealer, even though it...
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    Look at the insulation on the door of the unit....

    Look at the insulation on the door of the unit. Is it crushed allowing condensing.
  11. I cut the combustion air pipe, should not be...

    I cut the combustion air pipe, should not be glued into furnace. Then when done push pipe back together but don't glue it so it's easy next time. Same if I'm replacing an ignitor if it vents out that...
  12. Thread: Pressure switches

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    I believe they close at .65 and the problem with...

    I believe they close at .65 and the problem with them is they say Costa Rica on them.
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    Had a couple noise complaints with them that's...

    Had a couple noise complaints with them that's all.
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    I normally remove condensate trap. Never had an...

    I normally remove condensate trap. Never had an issue with which screw is installed 1st.
  15. You likely have an old master slave stat set up....

    You likely have an old master slave stat set up. Main floor needs to be in desired mode to work. If this is the case there us nothing wrong.
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    That ignitor I believe should be under 10 ohms

    That ignitor I believe should be under 10 ohms
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    What did the other techs at your shop say?

    What did the other techs at your shop say?
  18. The h10 is used exclusively at our company now...

    The h10 is used exclusively at our company now and dyes are no longer used. Very worth it.
  19. Thread: Cutting Plaster

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    When cutting round holes through a ceiling, cut a...

    When cutting round holes through a ceiling, cut a basketball in half put a hole in the ball for the drill bit then put it between the hole saw and the drill. It will catch everything and keep dust...
  20. Thread: pressure issues

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    Go to school and have someone beat it into your...

    Go to school and have someone beat it into your head. It's the easiest way.
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    Tmi. Imo

    Tmi. Imo
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    Is the heat pump found. Is it a communicating...

    Is the heat pump found. Is it a communicating heat pump.
  23. Your buddy must hate you I know I would.

    Your buddy must hate you I know I would.
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    If it opens on limit in one stage it will run in...

    If it opens on limit in one stage it will run in another stage and may not lose temp. Don't assume nothing is wrong though. These limits are touchy and the furnace can run very close to limit temp
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    Look at the plug from the front not the back and...

    Look at the plug from the front not the back and see if it makes more sense.
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    I think I did one of these a couple years ago and...

    I think I did one of these a couple years ago and I think you might be looking at the plug from the wrong direction.
  27. Thread: On Call Incentive

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    We get $150 for the week, 1.5 time port to port...

    We get $150 for the week, 1.5 time port to port and $25 per call. All companies should charge enough to make it worth while for the technician to give up there time.
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    It helps expose gas valves and inducers to...

    It helps expose gas valves and inducers to moisture and they sell more parts.
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    Easiest to pull the burner box unless the...

    Easiest to pull the burner box unless the installer glued in the combustion pipe. Company I work for has a lot out there where they glued in street 90s
  30. Thread: problem customers

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    How much does it cost to buy an egg at the...

    How much does it cost to buy an egg at the grocery store and why is it so much more at a restaurant? People just don't think.
  31. Is there a link to Carrier's memo? I can't find...

    Is there a link to Carrier's memo? I can't find it.
  32. Think you would need a nim control to do this.

    Think you would need a nim control to do this.
  33. Do you work for honeywell? I'm not a fan of nest.

    Do you work for honeywell? I'm not a fan of nest.
  34. Try putting cork pads under blower housing if its...

    Try putting cork pads under blower housing if its a vibration issue.
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    Bryant 383 has same HX.

    Bryant 383 has same HX.
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    Yes you can see them with the blower out. The...

    Yes you can see them with the blower out. The dimples by the limit seem to be the last to crack, and they crack if the baffles are there or not, smaller units don't have the baffles.
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    That's the model number for your evaporator coil.

    That's the model number for your evaporator coil.
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    Pretty sure it dosent work because you need the...

    Pretty sure it dosent work because you need the other head to act as an accumulator. The unit recognized only one head is hooked up.
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    Mushroom the shaft?

    Mushroom the shaft?
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    Gotcha. If your doing a lot of town homes it will...

    Gotcha. If your doing a lot of town homes it will probably be flex. New construction is a good place to start.
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    Depends on the builder. What company?

    Depends on the builder. What company?
  42. Thread: Goodman App

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    Don't know how to do that with my phone. Put in...

    Don't know how to do that with my phone. Put in carrier when you search for apps. Its carrier enterprises hvac assist.
  43. Thread: Goodman App

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    Carrier has one works for Bryant also. Haven't...

    Carrier has one works for Bryant also. Haven't tried any payne units yet.
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    Water in pressure switches. Replace switches and...

    Water in pressure switches. Replace switches and remove and flush trap.
  45. Thread: flame sensor?

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    Glad I'm not the only one that thinks some basic...

    Glad I'm not the only one that thinks some basic things should be known when a person gets done going to any hvac school. How to test certain components and what they do. Just to much other stuff...
  46. Thread: flame sensor?

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    Commenting on the school not the tech!

    Commenting on the school not the tech!
  47. Thread: flame sensor?

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    If you don't know how to test a flame sensor you...

    If you don't know how to test a flame sensor you should demand a full refund for your tuition.
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    Maybe not all of them but the ones I've worked...

    Maybe not all of them but the ones I've worked seem to always be marked
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    The pressure switch is marked positive and...

    The pressure switch is marked positive and negative and so is the collector who cares what color the hoses are?
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    Cut duct and reinstall with canvas peice to make...

    Cut duct and reinstall with canvas peice to make quick work next time
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