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    Yes. Most unit have a chart that shows approx...

    Yes. Most unit have a chart that shows approx press for your air temp. Now bear in mind its not as accurate as charging on summer but it gets the unit in the ballpark to run then recheck when warms...
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    Had a few that the propane tank was empty. In the...

    Had a few that the propane tank was empty. In the middle of the night is when its the most irritating :gah: :gah:
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    I think you can find a job it will just be...

    I think you can find a job it will just be harder. You prob will have alot of rejection but if you keep at it someone will give you a break. Just keep your head up and if you have to get something...
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    Does it say what the code means or a model no

    Does it say what the code means or a model no
  5. Thread: bryant help

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    I was looking over the instructions and they are...

    I was looking over the instructions and they are kind of vague. From what I can see I would first check make sure the low spped on the blower is working, the jumpers are in place, and the relay is...
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    Check airflow and ductwork I had one beginning of...

    Check airflow and ductwork I had one beginning of summer rtn duct would suck shut when running
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    But wont that ruin the meter....:grin2: Just...

    But wont that ruin the meter....:grin2: Just kidding thanks for the info
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    FieldPiece Digital Psychrometer

    I have the fieldpiece standalone digital psychrometer with a fieldpiece pipe clamp that hooks to the top. ON the front of it there is a calibration setting for the thermocouple attachment. I was...
  9. You cant use a dry cond to change it out.I...

    You cant use a dry cond to change it out.I thought that was the purpose of them. Im just guessing I dont deal with the permit side of things just throwing it out there.
  10. This time of year 100 deg in the shade. I lived...

    This time of year 100 deg in the shade. I lived there for about 9 months...noticed I said lived :LOL: Course Fl isnt much better :gah:
  11. This is what seems wierd to me. If the unit kept...

    This is what seems wierd to me. If the unit kept temp for 3 years why all of sudden did it get to small. Did you add onto the house or something. If you did how did they determine 4 tons. If you...
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    Allot of times it is the run cap that goes bad...

    Allot of times it is the run cap that goes bad causing it to do it. I have also seen it where it was the windings. Not sure what unit you seen it on but I had a trane that the cap was good but the...
  13. Yah you would have to replace the air handler to....

    Yah you would have to replace the air handler to. The new refrigerants / efficiencies wouldnt work with your current coil. Plus that thing is pushing 30 years old I think you got your money worth out...
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    Call Del Air

    Call Del Air
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    I would definitely call the installing company...

    I would definitely call the installing company out to check it out. I agree it sounds like the bypass maybe open to much.
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    I just have to ask. How does a blind lady make...

    I just have to ask. How does a blind lady make cookies...:whistle:
  17. Hmmm.. I didnt remember one in Az with a long...

    Hmmm.. I didnt remember one in Az with a long list I know theres one down here in Fl that having allot of problems. I have tried to stay out of that one because Im afraid it might be my company...
  18. Let me guess Home Owners Association :whistle:

    Let me guess Home Owners Association :whistle:
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    I was looking through this thread and thinking...

    I was looking through this thread and thinking this is why I dont lie to customers or even "stretch the truth". You never know who your talking to it might be Dateline NBC but it could be newspaper...
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    My question why didnt he check with a leak...

    My question why didnt he check with a leak detector to begin with sounds like allot of trouble to find a leak. I would only isolate if I suspected the lineset and it was underground. :.02:
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    cool thanks for the video

    cool thanks for the video
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    Testo 510 Manometer

    Just got a testo 510 the other day. I was kind of shocked on how small it was didnt expect something that could be carried in a cell phone case. But my question is to test static pressure it has to...
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    I something like this the other day. It was setup...

    I something like this the other day. It was setup like a swamp cooler spider with a nozzle running down each side of the condensor then on top it had a huge paddle hooked to valve so when the fan...
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    I have worked on them before I didnt really see...

    I have worked on them before I didnt really see the point of them. They still have all the parts of an air cooled one still have a condensor fan and everything. Plus they have all the parts of a...
  25. I think the dye works I have used it a number of...

    I think the dye works I have used it a number of times and havent heard of any compresssor failures from it. It is really messy though to put in so most techs wont use it. A electronic leak detector...
  26. By the time you bought the 2 coils and had them...

    By the time you bought the 2 coils and had them installed if even 1 compressor went out whenever it did it could be 6 months could be 2 years you would be about 1/2 the cost of replacing the systems....
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    allot of manufacture slow there blower down to...

    allot of manufacture slow there blower down to 70% of total cfm for dehumidification so 70% of 1200. But as for actual numbers seems to more of a engineering design thing.
  28. Actally I am sorry I had my head up my butt. I...

    Actally I am sorry I had my head up my butt. I went in and looked at the manual the connection you are talking about is for a fresh air damper. It lets in air for air exchange to prevent stale air in...
  29. Your talking about an economizer (not sure if its...

    Your talking about an economizer (not sure if its spelled right) anyways I havent seen one on a residential system but I am sure someone somewhere has rigged something up. I dont think the Visionpro...
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    The approach method is basically the outside temp...

    The approach method is basically the outside temp at the condensor subtracted from the liquid line temp. (I might have the 2 numbers switched but its the lower from the higher) it gives you a number,...
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    I think they need to do something about there...

    I think they need to do something about there drain pans. I find them cracked quite a bit. I have however heard they have a lifetime comp warrenty for the original purchaser which makes them the best...
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    I never use the approach method to charge a...

    I never use the approach method to charge a system. I was told by a lennox rep one time that you can actually reach the approach temps twice before its properly charged. I have never actually tried...
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    I knew this tech a few years back that if he...

    I knew this tech a few years back that if he couldnt figure out the problem in a short amount of time he would bypass all the boards and turn it into a basic ac with the tstat controlling the...
  34. 410a you should wait about 20-30 min of run time...

    410a you should wait about 20-30 min of run time before adding I also wait about 10-15 min after adding some just to make sure I havent overcharged. I am not sure why but it seems to take 410a a long...
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    I think alot of this boiled down to education. I...

    I think alot of this boiled down to education. I had a similiar situation to this a couple of months back I had trane six years old no freon leak in the condensor client was tryin to run system all...
  36. I just bought the fieldpiece one. I couldnt...

    I just bought the fieldpiece one. I couldnt believe how cheap it felt when I took it out of the package. It works pretty good but other techs that have them say they break after using them for...
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    Now a days they are all energized in cooling...

    Now a days they are all energized in cooling except Rheem/ Ruud they are the only ones that I know of that energize in heating. But I do agree with your other statements it could very well be a check...
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    We use the packard brand and I agree I have seen...

    We use the packard brand and I agree I have seen allot bad right out of the box. Most within a year. Really sucks when you have a year warrenty of them. Glad I dont pay the bills.
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    According to the manual VC Startup volts means...

    According to the manual VC Startup volts means there is no high voltage going to the condensor. that could mean the breaker is tripped you might want to call a tech to checkout that compressor again....
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    What is it...

    What is it...
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    Did the installer mention anything about checking...

    Did the installer mention anything about checking static pressure. I have seen a high static pressure on a new infinity used on old ductwork. A high static pressure you wont have the right airflow.
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    Well I know nothing about oil systems, but I tell...

    Well I know nothing about oil systems, but I tell my clients that if they face a major repair, 800+ that its time to start weighing the options to replace especially when age is factored in. Do you...
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    Around here they trap the condensate line on the...

    Around here they trap the condensate line on the outside. It took me awhile to get used to that.
  44. Thread: Blower Ghost

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    That is for sure We had Ruud Furnace last winter...

    That is for sure We had Ruud Furnace last winter that we installed wouldnt fire in low stage no matter what we did. We had factory reps out, we changed out gas valve control board pressure switches...
  45. Thread: duct cleaning

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    http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airduct.html I am...

    http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airduct.html

    I am sure that you prob already checked this out. It kind of gives some guidelines for consumers. It also says that some kind of vacuum system is the...
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    Well I may kind of off but is the way I look at...

    Well I may kind of off but is the way I look at it when I talk to my customers. Ok first of all if the TXV is bad it isnt a simple switch, it requires removing of refrigerant sometimes welding in a...
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    I dont know about percent of service call but...

    I dont know about percent of service call but there is a big catch to gettting paid per ticket... NO work NO money (which is why I am home at noon on a tues.) I get paid on a scale based on the...
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    Very nice install but I have a question. I...

    Very nice install but I have a question. I noticed that you used 2 inch PVC on the flue. Had you had allot of problems with it creating a back pressure on the pressure switch. We have been...
  49. Thread: Duct Sizes

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    Thanks airworx that is very simple and...

    Thanks airworx that is very simple and understandable. I will take that info and dive back into the spec sheets and see what kind of sense I can make out of it.
  50. Thread: Duct Sizes

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    Duct Sizes

    OK bare with me. I am trying to learn this install side of the house. How do you know what size duct to use with what tonnage. I have been trying to make sense of the formulas and the tech data that...
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