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    Ditto - low charge. Sight glass is just doing...

    Ditto - low charge. Sight glass is just doing its job.
  2. The rattle can be fixed. The rythmic sound is...

    The rattle can be fixed. The rythmic sound is not uncommon with some scroll compressors. (My XP15 will do that occasionally as well). It will come and go with varying outdoor conditions (this...
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    Sounds like overkill. Why recover rather than...

    Sounds like overkill. Why recover rather than pump down and valve off? Why 100psi nitrogen rather than 10?
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    Write the service fee, then move on. Pay? Don't...

    Write the service fee, then move on. Pay? Don't pay? Sign? Don't sign? We have a lot of office staff to deal with collections and that kind of thing. They called for service - we provided.
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    Yes - your coil is under positive pressure. The...

    Yes - your coil is under positive pressure. The blower in the furnace is PUSHING air through the coil. Typically with all electric systems the coil will be positioned first, then the blower and...
  6. Inside the compressor? Not sure about scrolls -...

    Inside the compressor? Not sure about scrolls - they don't clunk around when you move them like the recips do.
  7. I wouldn't just for the fact that you are hanging...

    I wouldn't just for the fact that you are hanging the compressor on it's side, and it is only supported by 4 bolts on it's base. It will now be putting additional stress on the piping that is...
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    Clean it 4 or 5 times with alcohol, and clean it...

    Clean it 4 or 5 times with alcohol, and clean it but good. Fill it up, shake shake shake, wait , shake shake shake, drain, repeat.

    Then let it dry for 1/2 hr, or put it on a vacuum and walk away...
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    There's a FB community spun off of this site also...

    There's a FB community spun off of this site also - not sure who you are on Facebook, so I don't know if you're there or not. HVAC-Talk Members. It's a closed group. Much smaller - <1000 members,...
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    LOL - warmth pumps...

    LOL - warmth pumps...
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    This is about the guy's generator on HVAC Pro...

    This is about the guy's generator on HVAC Pro Talk...

    So to fill everyone in on the whole story, here's the original FB post cut and pasted:

    "Shaun Rumsey
    6 hrs

    Happy Sunday guys. I need...
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    Where's your faith in your fellow man? You don't...

    Where's your faith in your fellow man? You don't want to put your life and freedom in the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty?
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    Can't happen. Impossible. This would require a...

    Can't happen. Impossible. This would require a formation of a committee to study and implement the formation of a new bureaucracy that would enforce the new ordinance. This new agency, of course,...
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    Many 19th century and earlier homes got their...

    Many 19th century and earlier homes got their first water closets much later on. Vent pipes were often run on the exterior of the house. It's very common to see in very old neighborhoods.
  15. I'm confused by your confusion... You really...

    I'm confused by your confusion...

    You really should submit your credentials and apply for pro membership, so that conversations like this can continue to a more technical level.
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    Personal vehicle, but... the best rig I ever...

    Personal vehicle, but... the best rig I ever owned for driving in city-freeway traffic was a 1977 Dodge W100 Powerwagon. Maaco blue (mostly), with worn 32's on rusted chrome rims. No muffler,...
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    I love that kind of stuff - like a puzzle, and...

    I love that kind of stuff - like a puzzle, and it's fun to win. It could have been expensive, though. We're flat rate and have some codes for electrical, connections, wiring, additional difficulty,...
  18. Thread: Dry-Ship R22

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    My guess is due to the new regional requirements....

    My guess is due to the new regional requirements. Nobody made a 14 seer dry-charge.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WqazleR3FE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WqazleR3FE
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    572131+572121

    572131+572121
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    Your air conditioning is designed to operate at a...

    Your air conditioning is designed to operate at a specific rate of airflow measured in cubic feet per minute. Also, the furnace is designed for a specific temperature rise (temp in vs temp out) when...
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    I have seen early compressor failures on...

    I have seen early compressor failures on heatpumps running dual fuel on oil furnaces. The oil furnace will really heat up that indoor coil, and push all of your liquid outside to the compressor. ...
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    You can order the "Goodman Noise Attenuation...

    You can order the "Goodman Noise Attenuation Device." They're usually available locally and are fairly inexpensive. Simply install it on top of the heat pump...

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  24. Those don't look the same to me. Some of them...

    Those don't look the same to me. Some of them though don't even try to hide it: UEI & Klein amp clamps, BluVac, UEI, and Yellow Jacket microns gauges, Digicool and UEI digitals, Fieldpiece and...
  25. Thread: WOW

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    Because it's 4:59...

    Because it's 4:59...
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    Nah, it's just Seattle. Everything there is...

    Nah, it's just Seattle. Everything there is horribly slanted to the left.
  27. Model numbers won't tell you what parts are in...

    Model numbers won't tell you what parts are in the unit, but the manufacturer, distributor, and often dealers can look it up. Also, compressors have data tags on them as well. Those tags often can...
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    The manual. Most techs don't have one, or think...

    The manual. Most techs don't have one, or think to use it when provided...
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    See the bottom section of the attached. After a...

    See the bottom section of the attached. After a while you will get a feel for it and be able to rely on experience.

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    If the manufacturer specified 1 1/8" X 3/8"...

    If the manufacturer specified 1 1/8" X 3/8" lineset, then the system needs 1 1/8" X 3/8" lineset.

    Yes, the SEER will be affected and the cooling capacity will be reduced because of an undersized...
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    Sam Hill

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Hill

    Maryhill, WA is about an hour and a half from me, past Goldendale, WA, right on the river across from Biggs Junction, OR.

    There's a huge wind farm...
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    These guys just ditched the sensor... ...

    These guys just ditched the sensor...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l73SMSBh7Ic


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l73SMSBh7Ic
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    You know, I carry a little electric 1700psi...

    You know, I carry a little electric 1700psi pressure washer around for washing coils, and economizer/make-up air screens. Hmmm... maybe this year I'll try it on the swamp cooler louvers...
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    Annual cleaning at spring startup: a good once...

    Annual cleaning at spring startup: a good once over with a mallet gets a lot of the build up off of the louvers, then a little more with a wire brush. New pads every year. Rinse out the drain pan &...
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    Interesting. I always thought pressure limiting...

    Interesting. I always thought pressure limiting valves were to take the place of a CPR (CROT) valve.
    Edit: Nevermind - I missed the part where you said AC applications..
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    Originally because the boss told me to... The...

    Originally because the boss told me to... The problem is whatever plugged the cap tube in the first place is still likely lurking in the system. Solid core drier, and a txv with a removable screen...
  37. Thread: Heat Pump

    by cjpwalker
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    Likely miswired, or a short. Time to call the...

    Likely miswired, or a short. Time to call the man.

    edit: Buford, you beat me to it!
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    That sucks... well there's always the compressor...

    That sucks... well there's always the compressor tag for cooling capacity, and clocking the gas meter for heat.
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    There was a suggestion about this not too long...

    There was a suggestion about this not too long ago... go over it gently with a pencil. Smudge lightly with your finger if necessary, and the old printed data will show up. I can't remember who or...
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    You think? I figured top connections with the...

    You think? I figured top connections with the outlet extended down for a dip tube.
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    This is great! Hardest part of the conversion on...

    This is great! Hardest part of the conversion on those little fractional, < 1lb units is dialing in the charge while dialing in superheat while at design, but not letting it satisfy... This...
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    That is a shorted compressor. When it heats up...

    That is a shorted compressor. When it heats up or things move around it will get worse. I saw a 30hp compressor once that showed a couple of kohm to ground, but when the maintenance guy tried to...
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    How much pipe do you have (1/4"?) before it goes...

    How much pipe do you have (1/4"?) before it goes to cap tube? is there any room to pinch it?

    Then again, how small is the cap tube? If it's actually cap tube, just shut it down, equalize...
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    But AC runs on "HI"... AC ALWAYS RUNS ON HI! ...

    But AC runs on "HI"... AC ALWAYS RUNS ON HI! (lol)...
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    MEW COMPRESSOR

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  46. If you've got a lot of 208 3ph like we do watch...

    If you've got a lot of 208 3ph like we do watch out for the wild leg...
  47. It should. That looks pretty cool - might have...

    It should. That looks pretty cool - might have to add it to my list!
  48. Nope - sheaves are forgotten. Economizers are...

    Nope - sheaves are forgotten. Economizers are feared. Guys don't understand them so they are ignored or disabled. It's usually just wiring, or an actuator. Sometimes a spendy fix, but it's "free"...
  49. All of the above... Now's the time on RTU's to...

    All of the above... Now's the time on RTU's to make money on sheaves and economizers. The forgotten and the feared.
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    I've never seen it lock out on flame failure and...

    I've never seen it lock out on flame failure and watchguard for that (the blower isn't een running at lightoff). It will just lockout high-fire if it experiences over 0.7" static. Plus, that is new...
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