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    Old Sears condenser model number

    Trying to figure out how many tons thus unit is. Model number C3004761403.
    I googled it with zero hits. Any help?
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    The system was not compatable. The heat pump...

    The system was not compatable.
    The heat pump was too efficient for that air handler. I replaced the 15 SEER with a 13 SEER and its all good now. My bad. Didn't know
    I could cause this.
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    I will look into the service bulletin. I love...

    I will look into the service bulletin. I love Trane/American Standard but the support on A.S. up here anyway, is not good. Trane is wonderful. That is the difference I see in the two products.
    I...
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    Faulty TXV No-Brainer?

    4 Ton residential heat pump(American Standard), matched with an air handler(American Standard).

    Good airflow
    subcool-13F
    superheat-50F
    Indoor wet bulb-54F
    Outdoor Ambient-60F

    Works well in...
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    Very helpful, thank you.

    Very helpful, thank you.
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    Meridian Furnace Parts

    Hey guys, I need to locate parts for a couple meridian furnaces. I can't seem to find a parts dealer. Specifically, I need a pressure switch. It is .5" wc. It has common, normally open, and normally...
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    Wow you guys carry multiple meters hey? I guess I...

    Wow you guys carry multiple meters hey? I guess I do as well now that I have my new fieldpiece. I have a UEI clamp-on and a cheaper multi.
  8. Joe, you're right about that. We try to carry so...

    Joe, you're right about that. We try to carry so much so that we don't make extra trips at our cost. I mean, it's not the HO's fault that I don't have that control board. So trying to carry plumbing...
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    Nice work, good advice. As for the possible...

    Nice work, good advice.
    As for the possible copper bur, try using bolt cutters or a good pair of tin snips to cut the lines. Then you pull the remaining couple inches of pipe out with pliers and a...
  10. And this is why you do not hire a plumber to repair your a/c

    Okay, where I am from there are quite a few guys who do the heating but don't know how to install an a/c. That's perfectly fine and so they hire me to hook em up and test em or repair ones they had...
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    Got it!

    Got my Fieldpiece H36 today!!!
    Already used it and diagnosed a bad capacitor. What an awesome multimeter!!!
    Thanks for everyone's input. I picked it up for 165 CDN. I am very happy :)
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    Multimeters: What's in your tool kit?

    I'm looking for a new and affordable multimeter. I need to measure Volts, Ohms, and MFD. Amps and temp would be a bonus. Like to buy online to save a few bucks.
    What you got?
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    have you tried testing the txv by heating and...

    have you tried testing the txv by heating and cooling the bulb?
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    What is the Superheat? I'm guessing it is super...

    What is the Superheat? I'm guessing it is super low, another indication of an overcharged system. The txv is flooded. What is a "good" wb number? Need actual figures to help you.
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    Well the system was well overcharged and the txv...

    Well the system was well overcharged and the txv was stuck.

    I recovered a ton of R22(that's 2000 lbs right?) and got the sc AND sh exactly where I want them. I was quite happy, let me tell you.
    ...
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    TXV locked up

    3 ton York R22 a/c.

    Couldn't get my superheat to come up to where I wanted it AND the pressures were fluxuating. The low was fluxuating about 4 psi but the high, about 40 psi. It had a bad dual...
  17. Thanks for the help guys. I called the American...

    Thanks for the help guys. I called the American Standard technical support line and they advised me that the humidity sensor within he stat is not working.
    I need to update software and if that...
  18. Well I built in enough profit to cover...

    Well I built in enough profit to cover everything.

    Nobody has an idea of what this error code means?
  19. American Standard Platinum ZV Control Thermostat alert code CFG 004.00

    I installed an American Standard Forefront air handler, 20 SEER heat pump, and the fancy thermostat at a house about 2 hours away from home. Normally this is too far for me but it was a referral job...
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    hvacrmedic- Well you were right. Very low on R22....

    hvacrmedic- Well you were right. Very low on R22. I guess I was naive in thinking that the last tech had it charged properly after replacing the compressor. The rating plate said the factory charge...
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    I hear you. I started with a SH of 35 and a SC of...

    I hear you. I started with a SH of 35 and a SC of 1. I added 1lb, 13oz to the system. The tech who did the other repairs is no longer around but I know who it was and it strikes me as odd that he...
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    Pasta salad. Buy the package of spice made by...

    Pasta salad. Buy the package of spice made by Club House(usually found around the packaged gravy and sheppard's pie spice) and add oil, vinegar, and veggies. Delish.

    Thai wraps. Rice, shaved...
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    low sc on R22 heat pump

    My customer had Sears(which means it could be any local contractor) install a Coleman 80% furnace and an ICP 2 ton heat pump. He had a burned out compressor and furnace blower motor replaced already....
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    I would say that it's too narrow, haha. No, I'm...

    I would say that it's too narrow, haha.
    No, I'm looking for a high efficient
    This homeowner has his B-vent running through a joist space with less than 1" clearance to combustables in places and...
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    Got pricing on a PG95XAT Payne. This'll do the...

    Got pricing on a PG95XAT Payne. This'll do the job.
    Thanks again everyone :)
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    This is all a great help guys, thanks again. ...

    This is all a great help guys, thanks again.
    Love this site
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    I called the Payne and Goodman distributors and...

    I called the Payne and Goodman distributors and they both said they don't have them. Since Wogpa provided a model number, I will try tomorrow. I'll call York as well.
    Thanks guys!
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    I checked Payne and it was 17.5" also.

    I checked Payne and it was 17.5" also.
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    Looking for a narrow furnace

    I am looking at replacing my customer's 40,000 BTU has furnace but he has only 14.5" of width. I've checked Trane, Carrier, Goodman and Ruud. They're all 17.5" wide.
    Does anyone know of a brand...
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    Saturatedpsi- yeah, I'm hired by 2 companies for...

    Saturatedpsi- yeah, I'm hired by 2 companies for this. Good for me :)
    Better this way than them trying themselves. One of them tried brazing line set to 5 ton Payne a few weeks ago and overheated...
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    Well I went back to the heat pump to find that...

    Well I went back to the heat pump to find that everything is working excellent except they don't like the defrost sound. Who does? I found a YouTube video of a Carrier going through a defrost cycle...
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    Who's Mayteg made by, if not themselves?

    Who's Mayteg made by, if not themselves?
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    And on Goodman?

    And on Goodman?
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    I'll look for the dip switch this week. Milk...

    I'll look for the dip switch this week.
    Milk Man-haha, yeah, it could have gone that way I guess.
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    Thanks Mark, I'll have a look at the board. I...

    Thanks Mark, I'll have a look at the board. I haven't looked at this one yet. The heat pump may be working just fine. It's worth one more look to satisfy the customer and to educate myself more.
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    Can you explain why 10 minutes sounds too long...

    Can you explain why 10 minutes sounds too long for a defrost at 50 degrees? I don't understand.
    It's a goodman 13 SEER. Just deleted my pics of model and serial a couple days ago because I thought...
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    Only does it when I'm not there...

    So, I was sub-contracted by a guy who installs heat pumps but can't hook them up, set them up, or service them. There's lots of these guys out there. At least they're subbing out rather than...
  38. We,, it sounds like there is thousands in repairs...

    We,, it sounds like there is thousands in repairs or replacement. Replacement is nice as you get to likely do a better job than the "lowest bidder" original installer. Plus the owner gets a warranty...
  39. Trane Hyperion Air Handler-Troubleshoot

    Yesterday, we installed a 3.5 Ton Trane Hyperion Air Handler. We've installed a handful of them with great success.

    This one was a great install but when I gave a call for cool, the suction...
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    I have done new home installations before but it...

    I have done new home installations before but it has been 10 years or so since the last one. In that time, I have learned a great deal and want to bring these skills to the job. So, I do know about...
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    Turning Vanes

    Most of my work is retrofit HVAC and I like to use turning vanes in my return air boot, to distribute air evenly across the filter as well as other reasons.
    I am going to be installing systems in a...
  42. I returned to the heat pump today and replaced...

    I returned to the heat pump today and replaced the txv, filter/drier, and contactor(spider problem). After adjusting the spring on the txv, it seems to be working decently. I would say that the...
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    No, I have not seen these installations. You...

    No, I have not seen these installations.

    You see, the original tech who was going to install and set up these units passed away about a month ago. The heating contractor got my name from someone,...
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    Ok, you win

    I called Goodman and their tech gave me no confidence in listening to anything he had to say so I called an expert I know at Trane. He didn't waste a breathe. He told me to stay away from this...
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    Thank you for all your advice. I own a company...

    Thank you for all your advice. I own a company that has been contracted to hook them up and set them up properly so the line sets are purchased by the main hvac contractor.
    I will call the...
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    Mini Split Hooked Up To Furnace

    I have been asked to install mini split a/c units in a townhome complex but they would like to connect them to cased coils on top of furnaces instead of the standard indoor evaporator head. ...
  47. Thank you all for your help. I feel confident...

    Thank you all for your help. I feel confident that I will be able to fix their problems upon my next visit. I will have to address the airflow issue but we'll get it done.

    I'm very happy how...
  48. I have not checked to see if the service valve is...

    I have not checked to see if the service valve is completely open, however this unit has worked well up until recently so it sounds like the rubbing of capillary tubes over the months has caused the...
  49. This is liquid psi measure off the 3/8 service...

    This is liquid psi measure off the 3/8 service valve.

    It should be noted that when i read pressure from the 3rd port( i don't know what else to call it), I had a negative reading. Could this be...
  50. Sorry, you're right. I have more info to offer...

    Sorry, you're right. I have more info to offer but with 2 young children and performing heat loss/gain calculations in the evenings, I guess I rushed.
    I am a tech and will fill out my profile ASAP....
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