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    You know, we had a customer years ago that...

    You know, we had a customer years ago that claimed another tech had cleaned the condenser coil with compressed nitrogen!?! Coil was still getting poor heat release. I dunno about types of dirt...
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    Don't want to get too technical in an open forum....

    Don't want to get too technical in an open forum. Suggestion, study your wiring diagram to get a good mental picture of the circuit then start testing at the beginning. If that gives a good voltage...
  3. Good example of how vacuum alone is not a...

    Good example of how vacuum alone is not a definitive leak eliminator. I like the idea of blocking off that part of the circuit if it is for sure only 10%, which will most likely not cause freezing.
  4. It'll cause slightly elevated humidity and grow...

    It'll cause slightly elevated humidity and grow all kinds of weird bacteria if it doesn't drain properly.

    My personal unit, mid 90's Trane packaged heat pump, had been slowly sinking on the...
  5. God bless you for not penetrating the furnace...

    God bless you for not penetrating the furnace cabinet with the yellow flex gas pipe. I cringe every time I see that around here.
  6. All automotive A/C systems I have worked on have...

    All automotive A/C systems I have worked on have to have continuous airflow across the condenser via fan-clutch mechanical or relay controlled electric fan and continuous airflow across the...
  7. That's pretty close to what I did. All joints...

    That's pretty close to what I did. All joints were glued and the threads so rusted around the fitting that it wouldn't budge without most likely breaking the threaded part off so I cut it about 3/4"...
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    Stupid reply reply, Florida heat pump - is that...

    Stupid reply reply, Florida heat pump - is that the brand and not the state?
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    Stupid reply time: You say this is a Florida...

    Stupid reply time: You say this is a Florida install so I may be way off base as it might not even have axillary heat, but if it does make sure you don't have a strip powered. And be sure to test for...
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    That's what I get for using a cheap meter to test...

    That's what I get for using a cheap meter to test caps. :D

    Guess I'll look into getting one a bit higher in quality like your sc76.
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    That's a good point, Solstice, a good start...

    That's a good point, Solstice, a good start capacitor can get a compressor going even when the run capacitor has severely weakened or gone bad, so that is a good reason to check those run caps while...
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    If the Supco's you are referring to are the SPP?...

    If the Supco's you are referring to are the SPP? line (SPP5 & SPP6, among others), then the difference is mainly the relay. The 5-2-1's have an actual potential relay that will allow the start...
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    Picture is failing to load. :-(

    Picture is failing to load. :-(
  14. Water flows downhill, is that too difficult to grasp?

    As you can see from the attached pic, the plumbers two simple rules; water flows downhill and sh#t tastes bad, are not fully understood by everyone. I would happily detach this P-trap and reverse it...
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    Saw the pic in your link. That is funny! Our...

    Saw the pic in your link. That is funny! Our installer put an air handler in a customer's attic in an upflow configuration with the return cut into the side of it. Problem was the coil on the bottom...
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    We had an engine swap done on one of our old Ford...

    We had an engine swap done on one of our old Ford work vans years ago and afterward I was tasked with switching its A/C system from R12 to 134a. Was going to recover whatever the mechanic shop had...
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    The fact that you noticed that and hopefully...

    The fact that you noticed that and hopefully corrected it shows that you are a tech that cares. We need more guys like you out there!
  19. Amana / Goodman debris in pressure switch tube connector

    I am curious if any of y'all have run across this and what you think might be the cause. I have ran into a couple Amana and Goodman gas-packs with debris completely clogging the pressure switch...
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    A tool I have used for years now and cannot...

    A tool I have used for years now and cannot believe I used to run service without is a small wet / dry vacuum. The Stinger from Home Depot. Great for clearing drain lines and removing excess water...
  21. Thank you very much. The 2nd opinion puts me more...

    Thank you very much. The 2nd opinion puts me more at ease. Telling a customer that something they have been using for heat is unsafe and needs to be immediately disabled is a big step and since I was...
  22. Hastings makeup air unit being used as unvented hanging heater?

    Normally residential tech venturing into the commercial forum here on hvac-talk for the first time due to running a commercial call today.

    In addition to the simple moving of a thermostat and...
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    Yep, about three years ago the newest parts house...

    Yep, about three years ago the newest parts house in the area was carrying Chinese POS caps under the name "Smart Electric" for a better than good price. We unfortunately installed quite a few and I...
  24. Edit: 2nd paragraph: "I have only encountered...

    Edit: 2nd paragraph: "I have only encountered this on a digital thermostat ONCE myself."
  25. Okay, the thing is, without you actually being...

    Okay, the thing is, without you actually being able to test the system during the malfunction it is just a guessing game until you do get to observe the malfunction. Now having stated the obvious,...
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