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    A manometer is an interesting way to do it, but...

    A manometer is an interesting way to do it, but the simplest solution is to have a reminder on their thermostat or phone.
  2. Sometimes the homeowner has nicer tools than me....

    Sometimes the homeowner has nicer tools than me. The difference is I know how to use them.
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  4. Do not put filters in series with one another as...

    Do not put filters in series with one another as it'll severely restrict airflow. Only have filters at the return grilles or at the furnace, not both!
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    They're wolves in sheepskin, which is often the...

    They're wolves in sheepskin, which is often the case with radical religious sects. They try to arrange everything in the world to be right side up and escape everything that makes them human. The...
  6. The lineset shouldn't be a problem even if you...

    The lineset shouldn't be a problem even if you were to increase the capacity. The main issue is making sure the duct work is sized appropriately and that you won't have issues with dehumidification...
  7. Have a load calculation performed by a...

    Have a load calculation performed by a professional HVAC contractor and have him take into consideration your needs for additional cooling.

    Do you currently have dampers to control airflow...
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    Why condemn the TXV/orifice (identify which one...

    Why condemn the TXV/orifice (identify which one the coil has before anything else) if you haven't checked pressures or temperatures yet?

    Solve the issue of the coil icing over, then look into the...
  9. The core concept of all refrigeration and air...

    The core concept of all refrigeration and air conditioning is this:

    You're removing heat from one place and putting it somewhere else.

    In conventional air conditioning, refrigerant is used as...
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    "Hey, buddy. Would you mind going to the truck...

    "Hey, buddy. Would you mind going to the truck and getting my 5/16? I left it on the dash. Thanks."
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    How long is your charging hose?

    How long is your charging hose?
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    After getting caught, of course LOL. The guy is a...

    After getting caught, of course LOL. The guy is a sociopath.
  13. Thread: Capacitors

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    5, 7.5, 10, 25/5-50/5 and a couple Turbo and...

    5, 7.5, 10, 25/5-50/5 and a couple Turbo and Turbo minis for the rest.

    For side work, I'll usually only use Turbos because (a) I don't have to cart around a bunch of capacitors, some a couple...
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    You can say that again! And it hardly ever reads...

    You can say that again! And it hardly ever reads consistently. I just break out my Klein to do resistance tests. Otherwise though, it's a good meter.

    If you're new getting into the field, UEI...
  15. Thread: DATA PLEASE

    by CircusEnvy
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    http://rs1img.memecdn.com/ain-amp-039-t-nobody-got...

    http://rs1img.memecdn.com/ain-amp-039-t-nobody-got-time-for-that_o_1582005.jpg
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    If the technician said you need a new board, then...

    If the technician said you need a new board, then what qualifications do you have to argue with him? He told you what you need.

    Also, don't mess with the equipment yourself. That's a good way to...
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    Same here. Congrats on your anniversary!

    Same here.

    Congrats on your anniversary!
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    Oh my god. So did you relocate it?

    Oh my god.

    So did you relocate it?
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    Oh I thought you were a homeowner asking about...

    Oh I thought you were a homeowner asking about home warranties. Hahaha!

    My company doesn't deal with home warranties, but I'm not convinced you can grow a customer base with customers that are...
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    Pros are that it's fairly cheap on your end...

    Pros are that it's fairly cheap on your end should something go wrong, but "cheap" is the operative word. Most vendors home warranty companies use are very inexperienced primarily because they don't...
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    Just curious, but what was the original problem?...

    Just curious, but what was the original problem? Why did you need to pump down the unit?
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    Ask the homeowner to lock up the dog. I'm a...

    Ask the homeowner to lock up the dog.

    I'm a dog lover, but not all dogs are well-trained thanks to their owners. So if I suspect a dog is unpredictable or aggressive, I'll kindly ask that they...
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    It sounds like you had the liquid service valve...

    It sounds like you had the liquid service valve closed and were trying to pump down the system and the compressor wouldn't pump down completely? If so, that might've pointed to a weak compressor, but...
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    More trouble for the Duggars

    Amidst the Jared scandal, it looks like Josh Duggar is the first high-profile 'celebrity' to get exposed in the Ashley Madison hack.

    I have no sympathy for cheaters. This is hilarious!
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    Many issues would cause a low saturation...

    Many issues would cause a low saturation temperature. If you need to ask, you need a professional.
  26. Thread: Yikes

    by CircusEnvy
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    I love the last post: "Just turn it on. Dont...

    I love the last post:

    "Just turn it on. Dont be a sissy"

    ::DD:
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    I don't see any reason why you shouldn't call and...

    I don't see any reason why you shouldn't call and address your concerns. It's your equipment and if they didn't make repairs using standard procedures, then you might be paying more in repairs down...
  28. Is any part of your duct work made from duct...

    Is any part of your duct work made from duct board?
  29. Sounds like these are gas package units? Were the...

    Sounds like these are gas package units? Were the heat exchangers inspected? At 25 years old, I'd be willing to bet it's corroded if not cracked and if so, it wouldn't be logical replacing a coil in...
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    Definitely isn't feasible if we're talking about...

    Definitely isn't feasible if we're talking about residential compressors, but like you said, OP needs to be specific.
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    Nothing Spanky won't tackle! :grin2: I had a...

    Nothing Spanky won't tackle! :grin2:

    I had a Trane gas pack I went to last week and found the evaporator coil with a big leak in the slab. Customer chose to replace the whole unit instead of the...
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    Those folks aren't techs. I don't know what they...

    Those folks aren't techs. I don't know what they are, but they sure are ignorant.

    I always start my diagnostics at the AHU/furnace, unless the customer described something specific with the ODU....
  33. Is the outdoor fan running when this happens? ...

    Is the outdoor fan running when this happens?

    Call a company out and ask them to investigate a noise. There are many causes for the kind of noise you're describing.
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    Easiest way is to look down in the outdoor unit...

    Easiest way is to look down in the outdoor unit at the compressor. Every compressor has 3 thick wires coming off of it. If you have a CCH, you'll also have 2 thinner wires going to the base of the...
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    Then start looking at the thermostat, furnace,...

    Then start looking at the thermostat, furnace, and wiring in between. Y is grounding to something.
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    If your low voltage fuse is blowing, start...

    If your low voltage fuse is blowing, start looking for a short before anything else.

    Apply for Pro Membership so we can move this to the Pro Forum and go into detail.
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    I'm at the front door and my helper is still...

    I'm at the front door and my helper is still fumbling around in the truck.
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    Air conditioner or heat pump? Most air...

    Air conditioner or heat pump?

    Most air conditioners don't have enough volume in the condenser coil to pump down and hold the factory charge. IPR will generally open in this case. York started...
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    I just got zapped the other day on a variable...

    I just got zapped the other day on a variable speed motor. I felt a sharp tingle when I was making sure the low voltage pins were snug. Put my meter on the grounding wire for the motor and had 120V....
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    What is your exact voltage at the contactor? Is...

    What is your exact voltage at the contactor? Is 240V dropping on the line side of the contactor or load side? Does the contactor stay pulled in?
  41. Thread: HVAC woes

    by CircusEnvy
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    Temperature drop is dependent on relative...

    Temperature drop is dependent on relative humidity and airflow too, assuming the system is performing normally. If it was installed only 3 months ago, have the installing company come out and...
  42. He was sure in a hurry - he left his uneaten...

    He was sure in a hurry - he left his uneaten drumsticks and triceratops.
  43. I don't eat anywhere that I can't see the kitchen.

    I don't eat anywhere that I can't see the kitchen.
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    I just updated to Windows 10. I always liked...

    I just updated to Windows 10.

    I always liked Windows 8. It was a little quirky, but once you got used to it, going back to 7 or earlier just felt clunky. Performance has always been great and so...
  45. You really should look at the nameplates for the...

    You really should look at the nameplates for the fan motor and compressor. Either one of them could have been changed out at some point.
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    The choice brand for slumlords and handymen.

    The choice brand for slumlords and handymen.
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    Thermal overload is probably open. Let it sit for...

    Thermal overload is probably open. Let it sit for a few hours WITH THE POWER OFF and then try again.
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    His friends: Don't go in there... Don't go...

    His friends:

    Don't go in there...

    Don't go in there...

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    Told you.
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
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    I have a follow-up question to the filter drier:...

    I have a follow-up question to the filter drier:

    If a system is fairly new, say under 5 years old, and the filter drier is at the outdoor unit and you need to replace an indoor coil or braze a...
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