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  1. Did you replace the outdoor sensor batteries?

    Did you replace the outdoor sensor batteries?
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    Make sure a company with a combustion analyzer...

    Make sure a company with a combustion analyzer tests the system.
  3. Thread: Heat Pump fail

    by ksefan
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    Backup heat is undersized. 10KW of backup...

    Backup heat is undersized. 10KW of backup provides 32700 BTUs of heat, when in defrost your ac removes possibly 40 to 50000 BTUs of heat at 0 degrees outside. Good luck.
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    Honeywell stats have adapative intelligent...

    Honeywell stats have adapative intelligent recovery that tells the program when to turn the heat on to get to temp using the heat pump only. Nest is junk.
  5. Thread: Aspen coils?

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    I have only seen one aspen coil that was aluminum...

    I have only seen one aspen coil that was aluminum and leaked after 4 years, replaced it and the new one leaked after 9 months. R22 pos.
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    You can tell kW of heat by breaker size on main...

    You can tell kW of heat by breaker size on main panel. Two 60 amp breakers is 20 kW. If you have 24 vac at the relay coils and 240 across the contacts get new relays. I recommend a pro do this...
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    Weak plastic blower cap, faulty seq, burnt wires,...

    Weak plastic blower cap, faulty seq, burnt wires, then called back to replace faulty merc stat. Anticipator was jacked. I hate mobile homes. Ho fixed ra by the time I got back.
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    Have a rescue psc installed, the price difference...

    Have a rescue psc installed, the price difference is not worth the minute savings. If you have high static pressure the new motor might have issues. But to answer your question I have not used either.
  9. Flue gas need tested for temp, O2, and co....

    Flue gas need tested for temp, O2, and co. Airflow CFM and heat rise need to be verified.
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    Smallest return ever?

    I found a great way to use all the wasted space above my downflow AH.548521548531brilliant.
  11. I fully agree with consumer reports on york, they...

    I fully agree with consumer reports on york, they are junk. Trane and am std do have some nice design features.
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    If its an American Standard or Trane you might...

    If its an American Standard or Trane you might need the revised eev control board to fully close the valve and stop the noise. Let us know.
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    Checking gas pressure without a combustion...

    Checking gas pressure without a combustion analysis is like testing the temp of your bath water by looking at it.
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    If they used a combustion analyzer you shouldn't...

    If they used a combustion analyzer you shouldn't need to worry about the manifold pressure. Ask for a report or what the flue temp,o2%, and carbon monoxide ppm are.
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    You should save a lot of money fixing your own...

    You should save a lot of money fixing your own breakdowns.
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    Try honeywell, lyric.

    Try honeywell, lyric.
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    i like the glowflys, carry all the single caps...

    i like the glowflys, carry all the single caps for blowers and turbo mini. carry all the dual 5/ up to 60 mfds and turbo 200/200x and offer the upgrade to turbo for more money and the 5 year warranty...
  18. New one for me, crazy. Keep us posted.

    New one for me, crazy. Keep us posted.
  19. What was the indoor/outdoor temps,...

    What was the indoor/outdoor temps, pressures,sh,sc? Txv inside? Ah,ac model numbers?
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    You nene to test static and heat rise at the...

    You nene to test static and heat rise at the different speeds to see how the airflow changes.
  21. Thread: Holiday Pay

    by ksefan
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    I get 8 hrs holiday pay and time and a half for...

    I get 8 hrs holiday pay and time and a half for calls I run. If no calls I get 2 hrs pay.
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    Had a York x13 on med speed tesp was .85. Over...

    Had a York x13 on med speed tesp was .85. Over amped the motor and died. New motor on high speed TESP was .45 and CFM was correct. Hacks never tested static at install, system was 3 years old. They...
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    I have never found any x13 problems on properly...

    I have never found any x13 problems on properly designed, low static duct systems.
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    yes.

    yes.
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    Turn it off so the motor does not over heat, you...

    Turn it off so the motor does not over heat, you need a service call, could just be a capacitor or fan relay. Might need a new motor, if it's more than 10 years old might consider a new system if the...
  26. New minimum seer starts when? I like rheem...

    New minimum seer starts when? I like rheem furnaces but think their ac's are junk.
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    Let us know how it turns out, take some before...

    Let us know how it turns out, take some before and after pics.
  28. What model of thermostat do you have?

    What model of thermostat do you have?
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    Where is this job located? What is a c20 license?

    Where is this job located? What is a c20 license?
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    What is a qualifier?

    What is a qualifier?
  31. Thread: Leak repair

    by ksefan
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    That took twice as long as it would have to...

    That took twice as long as it would have to repair. I have seen goodman installers do the same thing on 410a leaks.
  32. Thread: Slaves

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    I'd vote for him again.

    I'd vote for him again.
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    I start disconnecting lv wires at the ah like the...

    I start disconnecting lv wires at the ah like the xfmr, stat, and hp and check ohms to gnd and between wires. One of my worst was the contactor coil short that only reset the time delay on the stat.
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    I don't understand why ACCA is pushing for...

    I don't understand why ACCA is pushing for onboard diagnostics. Service Technician will be a entry level job to sales. Fast food will pay better.
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    I like the aprilaire steam humidifier. It uses...

    I like the aprilaire steam humidifier. It uses less water than the evaporative type.
  36. Might need a software update.

    Might need a software update.
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    I have never had elements lose efficiency....

    I have never had elements lose efficiency. possible low airflow causes elements to de-energize from high limits or intermittant heat relay operation. Good luck with a different tech.
  38. Thread: Heat Pump

    by ksefan
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    Does the thermostat read em, or aux heat? If the...

    Does the thermostat read em, or aux heat? If the set point is two degrees higher than ambient or during defrost on electric air handlers the backup electric heat energizes.
  39. Thread: Heat Pump

    by ksefan
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    Does the thermostat read em, or aux heat?

    Does the thermostat read em, or aux heat?
  40. Thread: Trane GAM5 AHU

    by ksefan
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    What was the temp rise? On such high static 10 kW...

    What was the temp rise? On such high static 10 kW might have been ok. We had to add time delays on early forefront ECM motors to let the motor speed up before the element kicked on but usually the...
  41. X2 on the ruud is easier to service and had less...

    X2 on the ruud is easier to service and had less failures than goodman. It might be best to match the furnace with the ac for proper airflow.
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    Amrad capacitors might have a 5 year warranty and...

    Amrad capacitors might have a 5 year warranty and are higher in quality than most. A combustion analysis measures flue gas properties like oxygen percent, temperature, and carbon monoxide to...
  43. Like previously stated bells and frills include...

    Like previously stated bells and frills include options like variable speed blower, modulating gas valve and variable speed inducer fan, or communicating systems. I recommend a single stage gas valve...
  44. Thread: Why

    by ksefan
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    Some people just care about cost in the short...

    Some people just care about cost in the short term and want cheap things making themselves think they are getting a good deal. Others believe in quality and you get what you pay for. Its hard to find...
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    I don't work for commission and would have made...

    I don't work for commission and would have made the same recommendations. Did he perform a combustion analysis? Its the only way to know if the system is over or under fired.
  46. I like Mitsubishi for jobs like this but it...

    I like Mitsubishi for jobs like this but it depends on the house layout. Check their website, lots of options.
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    Around here with all these homes and condos for...

    Around here with all these homes and condos for sale they don't want a new system and just want it to pass inspection. So they hire the cheapest hack around to install a pos goodman or nordyne. Now...
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    Yes terrible, don't give up. Good luck.

    Yes terrible, don't give up. Good luck.
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    Sometimes faulty expansion valves can fail...

    Sometimes faulty expansion valves can fail intermittently and be hard to diagnosis.
  50. Good job, ever think of changing fields?

    Good job, ever think of changing fields?
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