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    This burn out was on a 17 year old unit, romex 12...

    This burn out was on a 17 year old unit, romex 12 gauge on a two ton unit. Probably a 30 amp breaker. Both lugs were still tight, both contacts had .2 ohms across, even after the burn. Wasn't even...
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    What kind of world?

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    We don't call it a "trip," it's a diagnostic. ...

    We don't call it a "trip," it's a diagnostic. And every system needs a diagnostic.
  4. Loose the warranty companies and you'll have much...

    Loose the warranty companies and you'll have much better look; ask trusted sources whom they use. Bigger and flashier is seldom better.

    If your air flow coming out of your supply vents is good...
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    I hate on call. It was bad enough went it was a...

    I hate on call. It was bad enough went it was a week every eight weeks and every four on back up. Now it's every four weeks.

    I'm ready to tell employers and clients alike..."F%&K U."
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    You can't make this stuff up...

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/23/kerry-air-conditioners-as-big-threat-as-isis.html
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    So even if it was a strict +/- 5%, your 3 uF...

    So even if it was a strict +/- 5%, your 3 uF over. I wouldn't think twice about it, especially in those circumstances.
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    Honestly, if the circuit in question, almost...

    Honestly, if the circuit in question, almost always at the line or load side of the contactor, a burnt wire right at the pump terminals or off the herm tap on the cap; worked for who knows how long...
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    Yep. 45/5's very popular this year. I read a...

    Yep. 45/5's very popular this year.

    I read a very long and detailed article on capacitors a few years ago, I believe it was Arch news. I wish I could find it. The gist of which was you have...
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    Plus or minus 10% is pretty standard. So on the...

    Plus or minus 10% is pretty standard. So on the smaller caps you don't have much room to play with. Always up, never down. You can always use a 440 volt rated cap in place of a 370, but never a...
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    I normally just cut back. I've even wire nutted...

    I normally just cut back. I've even wire nutted an extra length in if I didn't have enough. If you have any doubts just ohm from the disconnect lug to the contactor lug. Old burnt wires are too...
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    Nice work area. It would be a pleasure to...

    Nice work area. It would be a pleasure to service it...in the winter.
  13. Dad has mellowed considerably since then...

    Dad has mellowed considerably since then...
  14. More like a wet switch under the attic AH, wired...

    More like a wet switch under the attic AH, wired to kill all instead of just the condenser.
  15. What are are the thermostat's set temperature and...

    What are are the thermostat's set temperature and actual temperature when it's "turning on and off as if it's done it's job?"

    Agree with above posters - you'll likely not get good results with...
  16. A real Christian would never get banned from...

    A real Christian would never get banned from Hvac-Talk.

    :whistle:
  17. Strongly agree, well put. Most of us have been...

    Strongly agree, well put. Most of us have been on the receiving end of Chase's rants more than once. It definitely appears to be a lack of balance between cheap grace and a works based theology.
    ...
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    Did it cool adequately up until now? While...

    Did it cool adequately up until now?

    While it's true various areas around the country have guidelines concerning sizing, that doesn't mean the systems are bound by it. Here it's 95 outside...
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    Scrolls commonly make a "clunking" type sound...

    Scrolls commonly make a "clunking" type sound when they shut down. You need a competent service tech, these guys are jokers.
  20. Thread: Subcooling

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    Just yesterday: Installer didn't insulate the...

    Just yesterday: Installer didn't insulate the TXV bulb. Zero SH, 2-3 degrees subcool, slightly high suction and a COA of around 22, compressor dome sweating like a pig. Wrapped the bulb and SH shot...
  21. Yep...I don't know any Carriers starting with 38...

    Yep...I don't know any Carriers starting with 38 that are under 12-15 years old.
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    Yep. They listed 1.5 amps for the fan, but...

    Yep. They listed 1.5 amps for the fan, but what's it rated? When a fan motor is just starting to fail it can run quite a while before it overheats and stops - usually in the heat of the afternoon....
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    I always start at 150. Don't recall ever having...

    I always start at 150. Don't recall ever having to do more if the leak was in a joint.
  24. Thread: BLM...

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    I've adopted the stealth method over time. Take...

    I've adopted the stealth method over time. Take the panel off as smoothly and quietly as possible and it give it the once over. If there's a nest that's not built onto the panel, they will tend to...
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    Nothing wrong with this^^^ The vast majority of...

    Nothing wrong with this^^^ The vast majority of instances you will find your smoking gun right away. Once in a blue moon you will find nothing. In those instances you simply verify capacitance,...
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    Don't overthink it. If it has everything it...

    Don't overthink it. If it has everything it needs to fly and it won't - it's bad.
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    I forgot to snap a picture of it, but I had an...

    I forgot to snap a picture of it, but I had an old Yorkie just this morning with a cheap booster/PTC switch on it - all burnt up. Pump wasn't starting; I took it off and threw it aside, original...
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    I see..I never considered the Supcos and such a...

    I see..I never considered the Supcos and such a real hard start kit.
  30. Electric air handler with a heating relay stuck...

    Electric air handler with a heating relay stuck closed or a very basic refrigeration issue. Maybe some infiltration.

    It shouldn't be that hard at all.
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    I always thought a genuine hard start kit was a...

    I always thought a genuine hard start kit was a potential relay and a start cap...what makes you distinguish between the two?
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    Freak accidents...people carrying them in their...

    Freak accidents...people carrying them in their pockets and activating the button.
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    But all they're using is nicotine; not tar,...

    But all they're using is nicotine; not tar, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, ammonia, cyanide, arsenic, DDT and about three thousand, nine hundred and fifty something other chemicals...

    Far be it...
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    Nope...took a deep breath and made 'em pay.

    Nope...took a deep breath and made 'em pay.
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    Get a decent rig and you'll never light up again....

    Get a decent rig and you'll never light up again. And you know damn well anything's better than smoking. It's just nicotine and plant glycol...I switched on a dime 3 1/2 years ago and never went...
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    You should vape...much healthier.

    You should vape...much healthier.
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    I was kidding.

    I was kidding.
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    Notes from the heat wave

    Roofers, maintenance guy hooks up condenser fan motor leg to pressure switch, finally found the source of that funky smell in my truck, imbeciles and more imbeciles, next time I see electrical tape...
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    Damn...scary stuff. Fire is pretty...

    Damn...scary stuff.

    Fire is pretty frightening too...
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    I heard it's not appropriate for children under...

    I heard it's not appropriate for children under four.
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    My worst nightmare.

    My worst nightmare.
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    Thank Goodness I only did that with...

    Thank Goodness I only did that with sealtite...but I've certainly done it.
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    (3xidwb)+(2xiddb)-112/4 = TEET

    (3xidwb)+(2xiddb)-112/4 = TEET
  44. You can always just set it in place and goose the...

    You can always just set it in place and goose the contactor or disconnect.
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    My wife bought me a shirt picturing a Yellow,...

    My wife bought me a shirt picturing a Yellow, Black and Chocolate Labs. When people comment, I'll point to the Yellow (also rescued) and say "that's Buckley...he's passed." Then I'll point to the...
  46. CCWLE = Counter Clockwise Lead End

    CCWLE = Counter Clockwise Lead End
  47. Old Carrier with a PTC relay. Did he advise you...

    Old Carrier with a PTC relay. Did he advise you to consider replacing? Did you scoff?

    Still not an acceptable repair in my book...but now I'm wondering if there's more to the story?
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    Most Obnoxious Lab Ever

    But we rescued him and are stuck with him. Totally special needs...
  49. I'm scared! Mods! Mods! control alt report...

    I'm scared! Mods! Mods!

    control alt report control alt report control alt report
  50. Ouch...

    Ouch...
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