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    Like said above, get the 'Rear Coupling Box' kit,...

    Like said above, get the 'Rear Coupling Box' kit, which has the cold spot baffle. Bring a few pop rivets or two scratch awls, to align the face plate, gasket, and heat exchanger cell screw holes.
    I...
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    The worst for me was a a RTU compressor on a very...

    The worst for me was a a RTU compressor on a very hot day, with a thunderstorm on the way. Weighed in the charge, figured I'd check the data plate one last time before I hit the disconnect... The...
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    Thanks, I didn't realize I gave detail of the...

    Thanks, I didn't realize I gave detail of the cabinet, not the coil. The coil number is c7bam03036c-b. Has anyone had problems with these blowing water off?

    Thanks
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    Nordyne microchannel for downflow?

    Our new neighbor built a modular home with a downflow furnace. Water is dripping out of the duct tee under the furnace.

    Does anyone know if this coil is rated for downflow installation?...
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    I used the Goodman drain pan insulation kit on my...

    I used the Goodman drain pan insulation kit on my own variable speed air handler. It is just foam tape, like I have used on linesets. It cost a bloody fortune for what it is. I still killed a...
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    It runs. I took the starter to our shop...

    It runs. I took the starter to our shop mechanic, who sent it to the rebuild shop. They picked it up, rebuilt it, painted it, and delivered it back to our shop. $42.80, and I am back in business! ...
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    I would like to think I don't get speeding...

    I would like to think I don't get speeding tickets because I don't drive like a 20 year old anymore. In reality, I think I don't get tickets because I don't look like a 20 year old while speeding...
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    Its a 5 speed manual, 2005 with the small 4...

    Its a 5 speed manual, 2005 with the small 4 cylinder engine.

    I found the starter, it is clicking when the key is turned. The terminals are too rusty for me to measure voltage at the posts, I need...
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    I didn't make any more progress today, I got...

    I didn't make any more progress today, I got called to work. I'll be working on it after work tomorrow. I don't even know where the starter is on this car. Strange that the first time this car has...
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    It is not the battery. The charger amps went...

    It is not the battery. The charger amps went down to the bottom of the range after a while.

    I hear a click, but it doesn't sound like a starter solenoid to me, more like a relay in the dash, but...
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    New car battery dead?

    I bought a new battery today for our Saturn Vue, It wouldn't turn over, just like the old battery. My first thought was, I mis-diagnosed a bad battery.

    I put the battery charger on the brand new...
  12. Thread: top 5 brands

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    Automotive analogy: Our shop mechanic likes The...

    Automotive analogy: Our shop mechanic likes The Fords better than the Chevys. My cousin, a Chevy guy, says he must have to fix the Fords so much more than the chevys, that he is better at fixing...
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    Loosen the set screw! Put a few drops of oil...

    Loosen the set screw!

    Put a few drops of oil where the set screw goes, then put a Crescent wrench on the flat of the shaft and turn it. Sometimes it will come off, especially if you clean the...
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    My most was 99.5 hours, a week on call in...

    My most was 99.5 hours, a week on call in January. I Have not been over 80 in a long time.

    I think I make as much in a 40 hr week as I did in that long week, years ago.
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    My method, sniff around with the leak detector. ...

    My method, sniff around with the leak detector. Run the system, expect a little bit lower temperature drop, maybe 15 instead of 20. With no history of leaking, no leaks found, and a respectable...
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    The flame sensor is wired to the neutral side of...

    The flame sensor is wired to the neutral side of the ignitor, so it is always connected to the board's flame current circuit.
    There are not many of those old Rheems left in my area. They would have...
  17. Glennac, where are you buying Methanol? I was...

    Glennac, where are you buying Methanol? I was recently looking for some for de-icing a regulator, and I struck out. I don't want to buy 35 gallons, just a quart or two.
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    Thanks for the input. I will try those and...

    Thanks for the input. I will try those and report back
    Jason
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    iPad picture editor

    I was chosen as the tester, to see how useful an iPad is to service techs. I am looking for a photo editor that will let me write on a picture, then email it. I think it would be nice for furnace...
  20. Thread: more winners

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    Un-cased coil, with a little panning. It was a...

    Un-cased coil, with a little panning. It was a 100,000 BTUH Goodman in a 50,000 BTUH house. The coil was too narrow, but it was in stock, I guess. I also got a good video of the flame rollout....
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    Chimney liners, reducers, mortar... who needs...

    Chimney liners, reducers, mortar... who needs them?
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    Tenant: Furnace is in the basement, you'll see...

    Tenant: Furnace is in the basement, you'll see it.
    I itemized every piece of junk I had to move to get to the furnace. Turns out, the tenants ripped down the vinyl tube from the condensate pump. ...
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    I never saw this before. The pressure reducing...

    I never saw this before. The pressure reducing valve failed and overfed. The relief valve failed and didn't open. I saw 50 psi, who knows what it was when it was firing. Customer came home to...
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    Weil McLain Ultra Boiler, leaking everywhere....

    Weil McLain Ultra Boiler, leaking everywhere.
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    Unsupported domestic water expansion tank....

    Unsupported domestic water expansion tank.
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