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  1. Thread: New Here

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    Welcome. Read, lurk, whatever you need to do to...

    Welcome. Read, lurk, whatever you need to do to learn. You get out of it what you put into it.
  2. With that attitude Treestar, your Techs will...

    With that attitude Treestar, your Techs will appreciate you and your customers will appreciate them and that comes right back to you. Very few business owners understand that in my opinion. The way I...
  3. I asked our guys about this. (Amana and Goodman...

    I asked our guys about this. (Amana and Goodman coils are one and the same) No problems at all with the aluminum coils. ECM modules? Most manufacturers use the same exact modules and motors....
  4. Treestar, the beauty of this trade is that with...

    Treestar, the beauty of this trade is that with accurate measurements, you can troubleshoot a system pretty easily. Make sure your measurements are accurate and refer to post #2. It really is that...
  5. It is fine the way he did it but you could have...

    It is fine the way he did it but you could have done that yourself. When you call a company out, expect to pay the bill. Personally I would have removed the inverted trap and added a trap to the A/C...
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    Try 940 a month for just my wife and I. Caused me...

    Try 940 a month for just my wife and I. Caused me to look for and find my new job. I will be now paying 336 a month for much better coverage. That even includes vision and dental that I had no...
  7. Have them trap the A/C condensate pipe then vent...

    Have them trap the A/C condensate pipe then vent it immediately after the trap. ( so when it dries out it doesnt blow up the vertical pipe to the furnace trap.) Then get rid of that riser near the...
  8. That looks like the terminal strip for an AMVC or...

    That looks like the terminal strip for an AMVC or GMVC. If you have the original book, read it. If not, call the company that installed it and request a copy. It is all in there. There are additional...
  9. Excellent, Timebuilder. One more thing. The new,...

    Excellent, Timebuilder. One more thing. The new, black coated CSST piping has different requirements on bonding than the old yellow coated CSST did. I have been repeatedly told by inspectors and...
  10. Actually, as I said I am no electrician. I am...

    Actually, as I said I am no electrician. I am simply repeating what was told me from probably the best electrician I know. I too would like to know the reference as there is still much confusion on...
  11. Exactly, the key is that everything in the system...

    Exactly, the key is that everything in the system must be at the same potential. The only way to ensure that is to use the same bonding point. For the same reason, the conductor size should be the...
  12. Question 1: Not usually but probably not a bad...

    Question 1: Not usually but probably not a bad idea.
    Question 2: No, because that doesn't satisfy the reason the wire is there. The wire is required to bond the gas pipe to the grounding system. It...
  13. I believe they can be cured. The problem is that...

    I believe they can be cured. The problem is that if homosexuality is not seen as a problem then how can there be a solution? It originates in the brain where what we get out depends on what we put...
  14. I don't have a problem at all with two men or two...

    I don't have a problem at all with two men or two women loving each other. It's the sex that changes it .It's not natural, not right at all. Love has absolutely nothing to do with being gay. These...
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    I just ran into this the other day. System was...

    I just ran into this the other day. System was tripping on oil. Customer said they reset it a few times. I found it low on oil, running low oil pressure, and one of the TXVs (2 evaps) was starving(30...
  16. Poll: If it is in the crawlspace, how much damage would...

    If it is in the crawlspace, how much damage would occur it the drain gets plugged? I would be more concerned about the furnace condensate line myself. Usually when the heat is on inside, the cold is...
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    So you are dealing with cap tubes. I would...

    So you are dealing with cap tubes. I would suggest reading information from SUPCO. They are the cap tube pros. Good luck.
  18. Sticky: I can't imagine your hurt but you must put your...

    I can't imagine your hurt but you must put your feelings aside and realize that she is at peace now. You will heal. She suffers no more. Just remember.
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    701. It covers all conditions if the cap tube is...

    701. It covers all conditions if the cap tube is placed correctly. I usually make a bulb out of the first 12 inches of tube and insert into the evaporator. Have very few problems. No freeze ups. For...
  20. Walker pisses alot of people off but thats...

    Walker pisses alot of people off but thats because he is a realist. Look at everything he does and it makes sense. The problem is that those negatively affected have narrow vision. Hell, I had narrow...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trinU3VD1Zo ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trinU3VD1Zo gotta be a crazy refer tech to understand
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    And another thing, Had a 17 hour day yesterday...

    And another thing, Had a 17 hour day yesterday and just said screw it today. I couldn't do it. Too exhausted, I took the day off today. This marks the beginning of the end. I've never felt so...
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    After reading all this crap I really don't give a...

    After reading all this crap I really don't give a s**t except PHM's contributions. The guy always has an intelligent post. ahh who am I kidding, nobody cares.
  24. Use an aquastat on the incoming boiler line to...

    Use an aquastat on the incoming boiler line to lock out the heat strips unless the water cools off.
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    You are the future. Be humble, work hard and soon...

    You are the future. Be humble, work hard and soon you will be rewarded. Like my signature says...............
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    L1 and L2 are connected by the primary winding....

    L1 and L2 are connected by the primary winding. So, yes, you would see 120V to ground on L2 if the L2 fuse was blown. You would not see voltage between L1 and L2 as they are now the same line.
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    I agree with J.P. I have filtered refrigerant...

    I agree with J.P. I have filtered refrigerant like this many times and never once had moisture problems. Like he said, charge it back as a liquid and it also eliminates non condensibles.
  28. Compound compressors. I guess it would have gone...

    Compound compressors. I guess it would have gone faster if I could have identified the source of the liquid faster. I kept thinking it had to be coming from one of the circuits and it wasted alot of...
  29. What is the fastest way to get a flooded rack pumping?

    Had a real PITA. 4 compressor compound Carlyle low temp. All compressors and oil reservoir flooded with liquid. 407a, -10 ambient, midnight. Had all i could handle trying to get it going again....
  30. Humidity is relative. In other words, as the...

    Humidity is relative. In other words, as the temperature changes, so does Relative Humidity. Warm air holds more water than cold air. So, as air is heated, the humidity decreases relative to its...
  31. You need to know the gas pressure. Do you have a...

    You need to know the gas pressure. Do you have a magnahelic gauge? An electronic manometer? Also, did you remove the burner cover and make sure the screen is clean? Check the orifice for obstruction.
  32. I would give them about 2 weeks. Then that cooked...

    I would give them about 2 weeks. Then that cooked POE oil will have everything plugged up. This is gonna be bad. I had a 24 ton Carrier RTU lose all 4 condenser fan blades because the set screws were...
  33. Guys, all of this effort and time spent on...

    Guys, all of this effort and time spent on learning something new instead of laughing at this poor guy and maybe we all become better techs. Just saying.
  34. I service 9 supermarkets. Refrigeration and HVAC....

    I service 9 supermarkets. Refrigeration and HVAC. Plus a wide range of smaller commercial accounts. It has been my experience that a new, young manager will want to be hands on with his racks. I will...
  35. Why did you recharge it? Was there a leak? Did...

    Why did you recharge it? Was there a leak? Did you fix it? Who cares about the valve, is the cooler working?
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    When you start to stack customers like that, you...

    When you start to stack customers like that, you know you are doing fine. That is what keeps me going. Never be satisfied with what someone tells you, go find out for yourself. Everyone does things...
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    Sometimes a line set is long enough and receiver...

    Sometimes a line set is long enough and receiver small enough that the charge will not fit into the receiver when the receiver liquid line is seated closed. VIP99, if the solenoid is near the evap....
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    Hisser- big leak Weeper- small leak Crank it...

    Hisser- big leak
    Weeper- small leak
    Crank it up- time to get to work/ make some money
    Blow the b*tch- turn on the nitro flow
    Gas-freon
  39. Why is the air coming in and not going out? Is it...

    Why is the air coming in and not going out? Is it always the same or does it get worse when it is colder?
    Ask yourself this question. Why is the air entering my house through my kitchen exhaust...
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    When you do find a leak, don't assume you are...

    When you do find a leak, don't assume you are done. JP's method is good and should be followed to the end whether you find a leak before you get there or not. By being thorough, we have drastically...
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    It is really not that bad carrying a Ridgid 1210...

    It is really not that bad carrying a Ridgid 1210 threader around. If I have my choice, I will black pipe every inch of the gas piping. When I must use CSST, I never bring it down to the appliance. I...
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    I must think differently because I would just...

    I must think differently because I would just pull the cap tube and put in an AXV. Done it many times with no problems. One day I was thinking and thought why not dump the POE and add MO? Did that...
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    http://www.packless.com/

    http://www.packless.com/
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    The flame sensor needs to be replaced annually....

    The flame sensor needs to be replaced annually. That will fix your problem.
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    I once worked on an upright freezer that had a...

    I once worked on an upright freezer that had a second fan on the other side of the compressor that started and blew the opposite direction in off cycle and defrost. Cant remember the brand but it was...
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    One issue we have seen is cracks on the discharge...

    One issue we have seen is cracks on the discharge header developing. It is always the center compressor(5 comp. Hill racks) Have had 3 racks flat on gas just a few weeks after conversion. Engineers...
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    R-22, R404a, R407a,R410a, vac pump, reclaimer,...

    R-22, R404a, R407a,R410a, vac pump, reclaimer, reclaim drum, 2 gauge sets, torch, silfos, pipe cutter, reamer, nitrogen tank, flow meter, gear wrenches, sockets, crescent wrenches, nut drivers, allen...
  48. A 3 zone minisplit would be ideal. The basement...

    A 3 zone minisplit would be ideal. The basement would benefit from the inverter technology for max dehumidification. The other 2 floors would work great as you have described.
  49. I have learned alot about log homes. 1. Never use...

    I have learned alot about log homes. 1. Never use the R-values provided by the log manufacturers. 2. Assume the logs will not be sealed correctly. 3. Run like hell.
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    Increase the R-value in the bathroom and make...

    Increase the R-value in the bathroom and make sure your vapor barrier is right. Tie the bath fan to the office lights and install a transfer grill from the main floor or bring in outside air to the...
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