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    Annual no cool due to battery only stat. Offer...

    Annual no cool due to battery only stat. Offer to pull wire, NO!... "My Ex-Husband is an attorney and you people have caused me considerable grief" Mellow Dramatic Greek Matriarch, but rather...
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    Ill take a cellar.

    Ill take a cellar.
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    Pressure Test, get a new furnace. Geez. Lol

    Pressure Test, get a new furnace. Geez. Lol
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    I have never seen a pulse furnace that was easily...

    I have never seen a pulse furnace that was easily accessible for service. I mean muscles cramping.
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    Get in a crawl space where you have to dig to get...

    Get in a crawl space where you have to dig to get your clearances. A basement is a luxury here. Laying on my back with FSK tape trying to finish a duct my co worker used a whole bucket of mastic...
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    when my gauges get another trip to California

    when my gauges get another trip to California
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    B-vent to single wall.

    On an install today. 80% downflow with cooling coil in crawl was replaced. 80% furnace installed in crawl and new b-vent was ran. Ran from furnace back up through floor, water heater connects and...
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    I am OCD, but I use a tubing Bender. I hate...

    I am OCD, but I use a tubing Bender. I hate cross crossing linesets, rain tight, tape with wrinkles, etc. This man is an artist.
  9. Thread: Enjoy :)

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    Odd. Hmmmm Gauges didn't work. It takes a new...

    Odd. Hmmmm Gauges didn't work. It takes a new TXV. Sounds reasonable.
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    X2 Kicking unit.

    X2 Kicking unit.
  11. Second Trane w/climatuff. 30y/o still rocking. ...

    Second Trane w/climatuff. 30y/o still rocking. Some frankensteining done, Control side modernization.
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    LL solenoid closes and compressor trips on...

    LL solenoid closes and compressor trips on thermal. That makes perfect sence. Cooler seemed to be operating normally, so that supports it. I did feel the shell and she was hot, but not hot enough...
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    Yeah I understand a bit about low ambient...

    Yeah I understand a bit about low ambient controls Liquid line solenoid, etc. I did not want to own someone else's hack. The contactor was always pulled in, but not welded, wired to always be...
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    Walk in Cooler Hack

    OK i only do hi-temp residential. I went to a gas station to unclog a drain and owner asked me to look at a Condenser. I told him I'll look at it out of curiosity. He told me someone had wired it...
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    Had a noisy condenser complaint on a Lennox...

    Had a noisy condenser complaint on a Lennox merit, or elite. The unit with the fence holding it up. Was expecting loose screws. Part of the problem yes, but some bright person used it as a step...
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    PHM. I do not doubt that. Lol

    PHM. I do not doubt that. Lol
  17. Apartments. 8 wire at AH and 5 wire at OD unit....

    Apartments. 8 wire at AH and 5 wire at OD unit. Heatpump needs a OD temp sensor. Nobody wants to pay for anything extra....
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    Like the Guy I work with, who knows everything,...

    Like the Guy I work with, who knows everything, but stopped learning in the 80's
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    Thought you brazed sensing bulb to line at the...

    Thought you brazed sensing bulb to line at the 8:47 p.m. position then covered with cork tape. Did see a thread about charging a bulb once I believe.
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    Wow thats old. It makes me cringe at the thought...

    Wow thats old. It makes me cringe at the thought of replacement from what ive seen as far as quality and longevity.
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    good installation, location, and maintenance. ...

    good installation, location, and maintenance. Have to 30+ y/o HP's. Run like champs, if you overlook the seer rating. Sitting in a spot that gets no sun helps lol
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    Propaganda Minister of Consumer Products.

    Propaganda Minister of Consumer Products.
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    BASF makes the things we buy better. Why do I...

    BASF makes the things we buy better. Why do I remember that?
  24. One company I worked for had us out in below...

    One company I worked for had us out in below freeze conditions. I never liked doing it, nor was I doing the customer any favors. I never recall having to add any charge on these trips. The techs...
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    You can't?

    You can't?
  26. Thread: WOW

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    571771 Pro Diy..... Also had a shop vac hose...

    571771 Pro Diy..... Also had a shop vac hose condensate line extension, "Froze"
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    Just finished servicing one..... leaking in...

    Just finished servicing one..... leaking in coil..... of course. Petition to make a new category. TECH TO TECH GOODMAN CHAT residential and pro. Heh
  28. Put meter on tone and run the hose.

    Put meter on tone and run the hose.
  29. The ever mangled evap door with a roll of mastic...

    The ever mangled evap door with a roll of mastic applied. In-laws have two split hp's 2009 vintage. One copper, one aluminum. Copper leaking.....
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    Yeah they are proud of their parts, "price wise"....

    Yeah they are proud of their parts, "price wise". For me that setup was a nightmare of confusion due to my lack of experience with older controls. My original question was me reading the schematic...
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    Unit still going a year in. I snipped the...

    Unit still going a year in. I snipped the resistor on the 20mfd cap and put in parallel with the 7.5mfd. I dont want to pay for a 27.5/5 dual run. Not using the trickle method, but found a belly...
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    Yup thats it. But this one is vertical through...

    Yup thats it. But this one is vertical through roof.
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    G61MPV?

    G61MPV?
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    Concentric..... Help me understand a 90% in an...

    Concentric..... Help me understand a 90% in an attic. Exhaust and supply together at a Y exiting roof. Is it double walled at the joint?
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    Good one yesterday. Heat tune up on a Carrier...

    Good one yesterday. Heat tune up on a Carrier 90. 45 degrees in house. Propane dead empty, and a busted heat exchanger. Rollout switch had been bypassed at one time, and flame burning hole...
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    Is it satisfying stat in 2nd stage, or dropping...

    Is it satisfying stat in 2nd stage, or dropping out on second stage then failing to re-lite? Cleaned inducer port? T into pressure switches? Sometimes stat wire is not enough to get all deposits...
  37. Renters and filters.....

    Renters and filters.....
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    Asbestos tape? Have been to a few of these. ...

    Asbestos tape? Have been to a few of these. Luckily the filters are just as bad.
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    Fluke 116 combo, fieldpiece, and a screwdriver...

    Fluke 116 combo, fieldpiece, and a screwdriver for backup.
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    Form over function.

    Form over function.
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    The one nest I ever torched was on a carrier gas...

    The one nest I ever torched was on a carrier gas furnace horizontal. Pressure switch leads sandwiched against the metal box the power comes in through. With some fine needle nose work I shorted...
  42. So not a SLP98?

    So not a SLP98?
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    most no-heat call I go to have clean filters ...

    most no-heat call I go to have clean filters :whistle:
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    Maybe they are needed for more severe operating...

    Maybe they are needed for more severe operating conditions, a more robust and reliable design for ambient conditions, but im sure there will be an answer coming that is spot on.
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    Let me be the first to say I dont know. Did have...

    Let me be the first to say I dont know. Did have a sparker shorting out on the housing one time failing to ignite.
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    Very nice. I do have a Bluetooth obd2 scanner...

    Very nice. I do have a Bluetooth obd2 scanner that stays plugged in. Have an app on the tablet that warns me of code faults before they turn on the light. Also real time instrument cluster...
  47. Loose or missing grommets in between blower...

    Loose or missing grommets in between blower housing, or blower removal rubbing over wires. I think its a carrier that used to mount pressure switch sandwiched on power supply cover. Learned that...
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    I did confirm a high limit shutdown yesterday. ...

    I did confirm a high limit shutdown yesterday. It was a 90 day media filter going on a year. Heh
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    Have extra motors on hand. Lol

    Have extra motors on hand. Lol
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    Capacitor sizing and parallels are good. Low...

    Capacitor sizing and parallels are good. Low Voltage during particular hp operation. Whats a relay and how can I avoid learning them. The capacitor will not fit in the provided strap, use tape,...
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