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    Leaks are the biggest PITA in this industry,...

    Leaks are the biggest PITA in this industry, without question, IMHP.

    I have a 1 1/2 yr old unit that has leaked now for the 2 nd season. I went there yesterday and closed the valves, vacuumed the...
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    Turbo 200 and 100. I couldnt imagine taking up...

    Turbo 200 and 100. I couldnt imagine taking up space on the trucks with all those caps!

    Gotta charge for them. Most die when there working hard, meaning its HOT out! Customers will pay to be cool.
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    Good luck to everybody. We schedule with a 2 hr...

    Good luck to everybody. We schedule with a 2 hr window this time of yr. if theyll wait all day for the cable guy, they will wait 2 hrs for us. Customers have NO problem w this. If they do, bye bye.
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    always busy in eastern mass. gets hot, gets COLD!!

    always busy in eastern mass. gets hot, gets COLD!!
  5. well..... i have used it about 11 times. i have...

    well..... i have used it about 11 times. i have lost 6 compressors out of that 11.

    after reading some replies on this thread, im wondering if the ones we lost had the easy seal put in without a...
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    been a busy summer here. guys are working 45+...

    been a busy summer here. guys are working 45+ hrs. a week.

    amazing what happens when you:
    1. call people back
    2. show up when you say you will
    3. Do what you agree upon
    4. go back to fix...
  7. Test the filter drier by measuring the temp on...

    Test the filter drier by measuring the temp on both sides. Should be no more than 4o difference
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    Im surprised to see so many suggestions for...

    Im surprised to see so many suggestions for adding a 2nd complete system to solve this problem. Not only will your energy costs go up, but now you have multi systems to maintain, service, etc.

    We...
  9. Thread: leaks

    by hvac64
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    definatley didnt miss the leak. it was out side...

    definatley didnt miss the leak. it was out side at a 90 coming out of condenser. when i released the r410a it was screaming at me. no way i would have missed it with nitrogen. its crazy but i had the...
  10. Thread: leaks

    by hvac64
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    leaks

    hi guys,

    i have now seen this happen twice, both times on r410a systems.......

    new install. we pressure check with nitrogen @250 psi. hold pressure for an hour. next we vac system and get it to...
  11. We go by manufactures specs. Always. Even though...

    We go by manufactures specs. Always. Even though I don't agree with all of it.

    CYA!
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    John, There's NO WAY I will modify a HX. TOO...

    John,

    There's NO WAY I will modify a HX. TOO many vultures out there ready to take my stuff.

    I do agree with you however. I see no problem fixing it if it's safe but if anything ever did...
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    Oh ya James, I just changed a sooted up( LP ) sec...

    Oh ya James, I just changed a sooted up( LP ) sec hx last week, horizontal to boot.. Man what a b@#€!
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    I've installed 6 now. Slight learning curve over...

    I've installed 6 now. Slight learning curve over older unit, which I installed about 1,000 of.

    Pros:

    Smaller, easy to fit in tall coils needed for some utility rebates
    Vents out the top in up...
  15. Thread: dye

    by hvac64
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    I find about 1 leak out of every 10 I put dye...

    I find about 1 leak out of every 10 I put dye into. Didn't use it last season at all. Electronic leak det are ok. Take a long time. If it's a cheap coil, I'll just replace it. Cheaper than paying me...
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    Bump

    Bump
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    Just posted about the same code. I had bad...

    Just posted about the same code. I had bad connections on gas valve. These things are always causing problems.

    Check everything twice. I've had to add a second flame sensor to keep some of the...
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    Kit352, Thx but I need a guy w experience and...

    Kit352,
    Thx but I need a guy w experience and will pay for that experience.
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    loose connection in gas valve. didnt notice until...

    loose connection in gas valve. didnt notice until i wiggled them. what a PITA, but it keeps us working!
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    im near foxboro.

    im near foxboro.
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    Ok figured the problem out. It was flashing 1....

    Ok figured the problem out. It was flashing 1. Ignition prob.........anyone care to guess?
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    Tech wanted in s.e. Mass

    I'm looking for tech who wants to learn this biz. I've been at it for 30 yrs. 20+ on my own. Have a nice customer base. Res and comm.

    Tired of guys who want just a job. Looking for a guy to...
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    Hawkeye, Are you in Mass by any chance? I'm...

    Hawkeye,

    Are you in Mass by any chance? I'm looking for a guy like you who WANTS. To learn. Getting tired of the guys who just want a job.

    In this biz , the skys the limit for guys who learn. ...
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    Intermittent goodman problems ( again)

    Hi all,

    I have got involved , against my good judgment, of helping a neighbors daughter with her 3 yr old Goodman 90+ furnace.

    The previous guy has changed out the flame sensor, pressure...
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    what torch set up do you use?

    hi guys,

    just curious as to how many people use oxy/acetelene or just acetelene. i use a turbo torch acetelene set-up, no oxegen. should i go that route?
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    the smell was bad from the exhaust, but it was @...

    the smell was bad from the exhaust, but it was @ 3000+ppm CO. i did shut it down. what do you guys think of the pressure measurments I took? sound bad?
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    i cut all the flares off and braze. Mitsubishi...

    i cut all the flares off and braze. Mitsubishi wants a 45o flare. once and a while we get a leaker at condeser flare connection, thats operator error. I love these mini-splits. If they made a flush...
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    bad Carrier secondary HX

    Hi all,

    have a carrier mvp080 unit causing me fits. it keeps tripping the rollout swithch on the burner box. unit is horizontal left config. Check combustion, CO slams my analyser, 3000 ppm+. cant...
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    HP Guru, Where are you located? Maybe you...

    HP Guru,

    Where are you located?

    Maybe you should be the 1st to install them in your area.

    I have one in my house. Real quiet, no min. return tmps.

    Buderus' are nice , but they dont...
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    or.......you could go with the best oil boiler...

    or.......you could go with the best oil boiler there is, The Viessmann Vitola;)
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    contractor review

    Bad Idea.

    By posting a biased "review" of your experience with a certain contractor is not a good idea.

    Whos to say that the HO is a reasonable person.

    I have been in business for 20 yrs.,...
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    Guys, I have a customer with a Goodman GUPI,...

    Guys,

    I have a customer with a Goodman GUPI, 80%, upflow gas furnace. The spark continues to run after the pilot is lit so I swapped out the flame sensor, the problem still happens.

    What I did...
  33. Thread: Goodman

    by hvac64
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    Goodman sells directly to builders. Well, at...

    Goodman sells directly to builders. Well, at least thats what THEY TOLD ME! When I was in Houston last year.

    Thats really looking out for the HVAC contractor.
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    i wouldnt take anything a steelers fan says...

    i wouldnt take anything a steelers fan says seriously

    GO PATS ( 3 for 4 )
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    nice clean install. good to see quality...

    nice clean install.

    good to see quality equipment being installed, your customer will thank you.

    bsac,
    there is no oat on these units , you musta been thinking about the TDB units ( or YDB...
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    03 goes to 3 ton w/ slant coil. 05 goes ton 4...

    03 goes to 3 ton w/ slant coil.

    05 goes ton 4 ton w/ a coil.

    06 5 ton w/ BIG coil
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    definately put in radiant. If your doing a/c from...

    definately put in radiant. If your doing a/c from attic ,why bother w/ hydro on 2nd floor, use baseboard.

    I was at one of our recent projects the other day. outside temp. 29o inside temp 72o,...
  38. carrier "Infinity".

    carrier "Infinity".
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    you could go w/ a duel-fuel system. 1st stage is...

    you could go w/ a duel-fuel system. 1st stage is heatpump, 2nd stage gas furnace ( 2stage,var.speed.)

    but , if you really want to save $$, insulate w/ icynene insulation. it may cost more but all...
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    No that wont be a problem,heck why not put in a...

    No that wont be a problem,heck why not put in a bigger one, why not twice as big in case it gets real cold. Dont lsten to the guy that does it for a living. You know more than him.
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    Loonie,I can understand the factory charge being...

    Loonie,I can understand the factory charge being off. I think.
    bwal2,how does fan speed determine charge?? alot of are new units are variable speed, and TXV.
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    Zilla, Sorry to hear you went with a contractor...

    Zilla,
    Sorry to hear you went with a contractor who doesnt have enought credit with his suppliers to put a furnace on account. Or, if he has no credit, odds are he wont be around ( or "available" )...
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    I had a discussion recently w/ a tech. guy from a...

    I had a discussion recently w/ a tech. guy from a local supplier about charging new installs. We always weigh-in are charges (units comes w/ enough refrigerant for 15' of liquid line, over that ,add...
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    I was at Goodman in houston thurs. Saw them...

    I was at Goodman in houston thurs. Saw them stickin stickers on both amana & Goodman furnaces and a/c. Same thang.
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    Theyre not munufactured by same co. ...

    Theyre not munufactured by same co. York - york, coleman
    Carrier - Bryant, carrier, icp
    Amana - Goodman, amana
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    Id check w/ your elec.co. to see if there are any...

    Id check w/ your elec.co. to see if there are any rebates on higher eff. sysytems. ( 13 seer + ) The rebates could pay for the upgrade. As of 1/26/06, 13 seer will be minimum eff. allowed to be...
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    Maybe you could go with a 5 ton ,2-speed unit and...

    Maybe you could go with a 5 ton ,2-speed unit and var. speed a/h, will run at 1/2 capacity lots of days for better moisture removal. Costs more, but worth it!
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    Mechacc, Whats the ISH and where is it in Boston?...

    Mechacc, Whats the ISH and where is it in Boston? Thanks.
  49. Thread: CO Testers

    by hvac64
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    Anyone had experiences w/ the Bacharach Fyrite...

    Anyone had experiences w/ the Bacharach Fyrite 125? Looks like a nice unit but pricey.
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    Carrier 2-speed condenser,( 4 ton ), Infinity...

    Carrier 2-speed condenser,( 4 ton ), Infinity zoning system, FE air handler,burnham cast iron oil boiler w/hwbb heat. I pulled out my 11 year old ,10 s.e.e.r. systems, and replaced them w/ the...
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