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    Need advice

    Hey guys I'm in the trade but I need some help. My dad and step mom live in Monrovia, CA and their AC died and now need a new one. I don't know the area down there nor do I know a good company. I've...
  2. That is very odd that it would trip an overload...

    That is very odd that it would trip an overload fault but was a low pressure switch, must have been wired in series or somebody is reading the fault wrong.

    Kind of off topic here but I was where...
  3. Don't complain, put your nose down and work hard....

    Don't complain, put your nose down and work hard. I was 20 when I started at my company, it takes time and the other techs need to see your work before they will listen to ya. To them you're just...
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    Klein 11 n 1 is a must have for me, along with my...

    Klein 11 n 1 is a must have for me, along with my small fluke amp meter, leads, jumper wires, makita impact, strippers and a gauge with a small quick disconnect hose on it.

    I always end up with...
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    I had the same question when a coworker said TEET...

    I had the same question when a coworker said TEET too me for the first time, lol
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    Target Evaporator Exit Temperature

    Target Evaporator Exit Temperature
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    He had one laying around Cool

    He had one laying around Cool
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    I didn't think about that, lol

    I didn't think about that, lol
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    You aren't going to make many friends acting like...

    You aren't going to make many friends acting like that and posting unorganized post like you do.

    We use to have a guy like you at my company, he is no longer working for us. Salesman is what we...
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    That's why I don't like using aftermarket parts....

    That's why I don't like using aftermarket parts. we found out that a 3/4 HP universal motor(also from Johnstone) doesn't last long in a Carrier furnace.

    Edit: not all aftermarket parts are bad...
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    It goes between the furnace and indoor coil, it...

    It goes between the furnace and indoor coil, it limits the air temp coming into the coil.
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    Some turn the gas heat on during the defrost...

    Some turn the gas heat on during the defrost cycle, some turn the gas on and finish the heat cycle with gas. You can get a bonnet sensor and run both at the same time if you want.
  13. I love DDC controls and have self taught a lot of...

    I love DDC controls and have self taught a lot of what I've learned or went to classes. I started learning zoning back when I first started and got it down pat. I get sent on most of the zoning issue...
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    follow this^^^^^^

    follow this^^^^^^
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    I've got a Fieldpiece SRH2. It does RH, DP, WB...

    I've got a Fieldpiece SRH2. It does RH, DP, WB and DB. You can use the attached sensor or plug in a sensor. It works great and is pretty fast. I wasn't sold on Fieldpiece until this meter.
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    I've seen them have ohms in the hundreds and that...

    I've seen them have ohms in the hundreds and that becomes a voltage block, so the board doesn't get a full 24 volts back to the board.
    I'm assuming you are working on a condensing furnace. These...
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    restart the furnace, remove the wires from the...

    restart the furnace, remove the wires from the pressure switch and put your ohm meter on it, make sure its close to zero when closed. sometimes they can also close to quickly but i'm not sure of that...
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    I feel most of the new technology tools is making...

    I feel most of the new technology tools is making it so easy that monkeys can do it, which to me is a very low paid person with no experience doing the job I spent many months and thousands of...
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    Carrier also says everything has a 1/4 of 1%...

    Carrier also says everything has a 1/4 of 1% failure rate, I call b*ll$***
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    one thing I've noticed is that if you don't have...

    one thing I've noticed is that if you don't have that pilot assembly in there just right, it won't fire correctly. Thanks for your help. We are actually in the process of replacing the gun with a...
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    I've got the exact same issue with a power flame...

    I've got the exact same issue with a power flame gun.
    M#C3-G-20
    I dont have all the numbers on hand but we had a factory guy come out last April and he spent 4 hours checking everything and found...
  22. thanks for the info.

    thanks for the info.
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    I'd prefer to not say

    I'd prefer to not say
  24. the 120 seconds means this is how long it takes...

    the 120 seconds means this is how long it takes to go from fully open to fully closed. I've seen some actuators keep 24 volts on both the "close" and "open" teminals to keep it where it's currently...
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    True that

    True that
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    I hear it rains very little there, I have never...

    I hear it rains very little there, I have never been there. Been to Port Angeles for work but that's it
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    I don't know if this is true any well else but in...

    I don't know if this is true any well else but in WA state we don't get very good technical support for Bosch, like none what so ever.
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    Yes it is. We have a competing company always...

    Yes it is. We have a competing company always trying to steal accounts from us. They do it a trash talking way and it rubs companies the wrong way and normally if a client switches they end up coming...
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    Yeah the Fluke is priced way to high. That's why...

    Yeah the Fluke is priced way to high. That's why I settled for the FP product but I've been happy and the price wasn't bad.
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    the probes have the clips so you can clip them to...

    the probes have the clips so you can clip them to a filter or anything in the airstream. They are a little flimsy I guess but most temp probes are so you just have to be careful with them. You can...
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    LOL! Yeah I have one also but it's hard to use it...

    LOL! Yeah I have one also but it's hard to use it in a 5 ton RTU unit.
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    I have used the SRH2 now for 2 weeks and I...

    I have used the SRH2 now for 2 weeks and I absolutely love it. I like the fact that it does WB, DB, RH, and DP. I've never owned a Fieldpiece but maybe I will start buying them.
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    I don't have the exact M# and S# right now but I...

    I don't have the exact M# and S# right now but I had a '92 20 ton Trane with a UPC and CTI board. It would run for 20-40 seconds with a call for cooling and then shut completely off, including the...
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    a coworker of mine picked up the SRH2 and I used...

    a coworker of mine picked up the SRH2 and I used it a couple times and now I'm going to buy it. I'm a huge Fluke fan but they don't have a meter like that one, well that I've seen. So hopefully I...
  35. well yeah I guess that could be, it just seems...

    well yeah I guess that could be, it just seems kind of wierd
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    No I was actually meaning why don't you replace...

    No I was actually meaning why don't you replace it, LOL! I do know what you mean about repairs taking so long for our own systems.
  37. "the A/C Unit freezes and does not work. Usually...

    "the A/C Unit freezes and does not work. Usually it is because of bad capicitors"



    LOL!

    they my lady are taking advantage of you on this one! I'm not laughing at you I'm laughing at the fact...
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    LOL! ok, one guy showed me you can take a chunk...

    LOL! ok, one guy showed me you can take a chunk of wood like a 2"x4", place on one end of it and hit it with a hammer. He told me sometimes they come sticky from the factory and this can free it up....
  39. Thread: burn out!

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    a voltage spike will cause all that. I've seen it...

    a voltage spike will cause all that. I've seen it but it's normally a whole neighborhood and not just one house. Getting the power company to admit it is not likely though. Did you loose anything...
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    If you just installed it, isn't it under warranty?

    If you just installed it, isn't it under warranty?
  41. LOL! Wow, that is hilarious.

    LOL! Wow, that is hilarious.
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    I don't know about the Payne units everyone else...

    I don't know about the Payne units everyone else see but I've only seen a couple in my area and they are bone dry for safety's. No LPS, HPS or even a DTS. I had one have a leak and the customer...
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    wow that's a huge price difference still. I was...

    wow that's a huge price difference still. I was more or less meaning 5 years down the road. I was reading that the HVAC demand for R22 is going to be 1/3 higher than they can make and that company's...
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    Do technicians explain that R22 is being phased...

    Do technicians explain that R22 is being phased out and that there will be a higher demand than is being made so the cost is going up? This will make a refrigerant repair more costly in the future.
  45. well you take the head pressure and the suction...

    well you take the head pressure and the suction pressure and deduct 14.7 psi from each one and then divide the head pressure by the suction pressure. This should be around 3.5.


    so suction/back...
  46. :ditto:

    :ditto:
  47. well then he should fix it

    well then he should fix it
  48. someone installed that pipe like that and left...

    someone installed that pipe like that and left it? :gah:
  49. in his original post he stated the AC guy said...

    in his original post he stated the AC guy said it's because his system is old, I look at the compression rate to see if the compressor is becoming inefficient. Am I wrong in this thinking?
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    My company always installs external pans for more...

    My company always installs external pans for more of a safety measure than anything else. It's so your ceiling doesn't get wet if the main drain gets plugged.
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