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    Does somewhat look like the rheum/ruud/wards but...

    Does somewhat look like the rheum/ruud/wards but also like some of the old climatrols. That burner plate, for one. See that long marking by the draft hood? The old name plate. Far too wide to have...
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    Blowing bubbles.

    I saw on a recent thread a mention about bubble testing at , I think it was, 30-50 psi. I did not want to steer the thread off so I'll ask here. I have always wondered what the best pressure is to...
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    95/5 before, Staybrite8 now.

    95/5 before, Staybrite8 now.
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    Is that kind of a one time clunk sound? The one I...

    Is that kind of a one time clunk sound? The one I put in for myself a few years back makes a noise when it shuts down.
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    No shut off on pump itself. Thanks guys. Probably...

    No shut off on pump itself. Thanks guys. Probably been doing this for decades and I never paid attention. Kinda like that inch long hair you suddenly discover growing out your ear hole. :eek2:
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    What I do is once I have my vacuum I close off...

    What I do is once I have my vacuum I close off the gages and shut off the pump. I guess I misstated part of this. The oil is not in the suction side (blue) hose, it's in the yellow one that goes to...
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    So it's just the vacuum in my hose sucking some...

    So it's just the vacuum in my hose sucking some oil out of the pump after I shut it down? Must have been going on for 40 some years and I never paid attention.
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    yep...

    yep
    https://c6.staticflickr.com/4/3707/10493915285_8cfeca7134_b.jpgRed Mesa by Glenn Hanson, on Flickr
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    Vacuum pump kinda strange.

    Either this is something that's just started to happen or I just never noticed it before. I have been noticing oil in my low side hose while evacuating a system. This is with a brand new installation...
  10. Thread: Wet switch?

    by Glennhvac
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    I did when I got home. Pan was dry too. Still...

    I did when I got home. Pan was dry too. Still does not answer why you could only reset it by turning power off and back on which is probably what she did a couple weeks ago when I asked her to check...
  11. Thread: Wet switch?

    by Glennhvac
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    The pad felt perfectly dry. I guess what made me...

    The pad felt perfectly dry. I guess what made me really start wondering is you could not reset the switch by pushing the reset button after I hit the test button. It would only reset by turning power...
  12. Thread: Wet switch?

    by Glennhvac
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    I started the thread because I wanted to know...

    I started the thread because I wanted to know about this switch and any problems that people may have encountered with it. I'm still curious after doing this 40 some years.
  13. Thread: Wet switch?

    by Glennhvac
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    Wet switch?

    Any of you folks have an erratic problem with one of these? It's one of the five wire ones with two leds and a red test and green reset. Here's what happened. She called a couple weeks ago with no...
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    For quicker checks when I don't want to bust out...

    For quicker checks when I don't want to bust out the AKs I used the testo 905-t2
    You just press it up against the pipe. It stabilizes super fast and is always within a degree of the DCs

    Never...
  15. Thread: I don't know

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    Thinking these are the people who get 15...

    Thinking these are the people who get 15 estimates.
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    Odd end game from solid ice coil.

    I went on a call for no cooling and found the plugged solid iced coil routine. They need some freon every couple years. Anyway while I was doing the old quick thaw method I went back out by the unit...
  17. Love those especially in summer. Call and say...

    Love those especially in summer. Call and say they see an iceberg on the plenum. Tell them to let it sit overnight and I'll be there the next day after it thaws. Get there, every things perfect....
  18. Nothing but good things to say about Ruud after...

    Nothing but good things to say about Ruud after having installed them for about ten years. Can't help you with the gizmotron stuff. I stay with basic. I know I'll catch flak but between the initial...
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    Yeah, I have one kind of like that been in the...

    Yeah, I have one kind of like that been in the truck for 20 years and probably used it a couple dozen times. 99% of my stuff is residential so it's rare when I need anything the client does not...
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    No kidding! Following thread because I have yet...

    No kidding! Following thread because I have yet to find one worth a heck yet. Years ago we had an H10 and the thing would freak out over anything. I tried one of those UV systems way back when they...
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    Once in a blue moon you find the cold water piped...

    Once in a blue moon you find the cold water piped into the left side of the tank instead of the right. You can pipe the new one that way but you have to relocate the dip tube. This DIYer didn't know...
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    I'd have to pull my files. I'm curious now if...

    I'd have to pull my files. I'm curious now if that evap coil had a metal drain pan. If so, that may have at least provided some grounding path to have tripped the breaker sooner. If it was plastic...
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    Sealtite ground?

    PITA often but it's why they change the codes now and again. Here's what happened to an old condenser seal tite when the connections alone satisfied the grounding. The connections were bad and the...
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    Yes but that proof begins with the burner as part...

    Yes but that proof begins with the burner as part of the ground path and for the life of me I never understood how well those burners could be grounded when they are swinging in the breeze. Obviously...
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    I have thought of that burner ground question...

    I have thought of that burner ground question often. Especially on these strange calls that never act up while you are there. I have even grounded the burner itself to a cold water pipe! I don't want...
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    Yep. Since I first discovered that limit thing I...

    Yep. Since I first discovered that limit thing I think I have found a dozen units. I agree that I'd yank the tank. Looks like it should have an overflow pan if possible too. Seems this DIYer didn't...
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    I think you guys are assuming he's going with an...

    I think you guys are assuming he's going with an r410 system. Sounds to me like he is considering replacing it with a dry r22 condenser.
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    Last summer. Replace condenser motor, check....

    Last summer. Replace condenser motor, check. Mount prop upside down, check. Get paperwork signed, check.
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    Yes, it's time. I'm not huge on telling people to...

    Yes, it's time. I'm not huge on telling people to replace complete systems just for the sake of it and I'm especially not big on yapping up energy savings they may never recoup. Since it would be...
  30. Thread: Lennox

    by Glennhvac
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    The good news is that's a board function you can...

    The good news is that's a board function you can get by without till you get a board. Just wire the fan hot on one speed and yank the other speed terminals from the board. I've done that even if I...
  31. They still had a few around decades ago when I...

    They still had a few around decades ago when I first started. Clueless really. Post made me think of yet another of Dan Hallohans great pieces he did once on oil nozzles and the man who made them....
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    Wish you could post pictures. I am curious about...

    Wish you could post pictures. I am curious about a furnace that heats a tank of water. Agree up updating gas controls.
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    Yep. These are the ones you can almost bet are...

    Yep. These are the ones you can almost bet are hooked to an a/c unit with a very low charge as well. Between this blower and probably a packed solid coil that thing would be a solid block of ice in...
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    Not sure that's the best way but hey, it's his...

    Not sure that's the best way but hey, it's his company. Was this the first time your place was at this home? Sounds like you had one of the better scenes for a cracked/bad heat exchanger when you can...
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    Handled Amana for years before they got sold for...

    Handled Amana for years before they got sold for about the third time maybe 12 years ago. My Amana distributor switched to Ruud and I have nothing but good things to report. Time will tell of course...
  36. Thread: Home advisor

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    So that's where they make their money huh? At...

    So that's where they make their money huh? At first I thought Angies was a good deal. I got on there from a client and had a load of great reviews. Super Service a couple times and blah, blah, blah....
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    It's been awhile because most homes that needed...

    It's been awhile because most homes that needed it have already been done. I have installed maybe a dozen SpacePaks. Expensive to be sure but you can do duct run tricks with these things that would...
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    Now that I think about it I had some guy call to...

    Now that I think about it I had some guy call to have me replace one he bought online. It was DOA. I guess I'll stick with OEM unless I am in a bind.
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    Not sure about that . This Ruud OEM board I just...

    Not sure about that . This Ruud OEM board I just ordered two minutes ago was almost 70% more than the ICM!
  40. I have no idea why the gas valve was changed!

    I have no idea why the gas valve was changed!
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    Thanks. For some reason I was not getting mails...

    Thanks. For some reason I was not getting mails on the thread.
  42. IMHO you have one of the best 80% units ever...

    IMHO you have one of the best 80% units ever made. Installed them for years and never replaced one because of a failed heat exchanger.
  43. Reminds me the older Amana units I used to...

    Reminds me the older Amana units I used to install. If it is, Betcha those two blacks go to a limit held in place with a springy piece of metal. Seems to me if there is room in front of the unit...
  44. Maybe a picture that does not have to be decoded..

    Maybe a picture that does not have to be decoded..
  45. Thread: Dimple tool

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    Just following the thread to see if what he's...

    Just following the thread to see if what he's looking for does what this does and why it's better.
  46. hmm. I'd have to say blown caps are near the top...

    hmm. I'd have to say blown caps are near the top of most of my total no cooling calls. I get tons of packed solid condensers but most people don't even know it's an issue till I get there because the...
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    I think that is the unit with the little hood...

    I think that is the unit with the little hood like thing near the pilot. Standing pilot with thermocouple. Now if you are mistaking a flame sensor with a thermocouple..........

    I had one and have...
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    ICM boards? Reliable?

    I just used an OEM Rheem/Ruud DSI board from truck stock yesterday. My distributor is kind of a haul from me to get stock parts so usually I just add to the next delivery or have them UPS small stuff...
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    Interesting but no thanks. First, I have no idea...

    Interesting but no thanks. First, I have no idea how long o -rings will last and those are farmed out to who knows who. Heck, are they really even time proven in potable water in terms of decades...
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    Yep, I have mostly used Honeywell stuff but like...

    Yep, I have mostly used Honeywell stuff but like many things, their quality is slipping badly. I'd like to see how Caleffi works myself one day. Seems they have some high quality stuff. I have used...
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