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    Heck it's only suction and liquid line temps I'm...

    Heck it's only suction and liquid line temps I'm after.
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    Measuring temps on tubing

    Isn't there a simple way to do this? I got a clamp on thing for about $80, converts all kinda crap that I don't need.. and the plastic clamp keeps breaking.

    I have a Fieldpiece that can use the K...
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    Damn, I thought 'was' the Pro Board. LOL Lost...

    Damn, I thought 'was' the Pro Board. LOL Lost again..
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    Heck we can get C/Us w R22, guess it's...

    Heck we can get C/Us w R22, guess it's 'reclaimed' refnt.
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    Call this Prepped???

    Guy has a condo w a 20 yr old c/u he wants me to install. Refnt lines are roughed in (not capped) no prob putting an evap coil on the furney. Elect is roughed in, but w 12 ga wire. Max fuse size on...
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    Alrite, then what about line sets? Are you guys...

    Alrite, then what about line sets? Are you guys saying I've been waisting my time flushing them and doing all that clean up??? And that mixing the two (poe's and mineral) does not cause acids???? (as...
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    Wonder which would be more damaging; POE oil into...

    Wonder which would be more damaging; POE oil into a mineral oil system, or, the other way around???
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    Yeah I been checking them out last cpl days, just...

    Yeah I been checking them out last cpl days, just seem a little overkill for what I do. Saw the Digimons at a local supplier but they got slammed here (no, I don't want anything cheap)

    Thought...
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    Wasn't looking to buy anything "cheap". Is...

    Wasn't looking to buy anything "cheap". Is anything under $400 gonna be considered cheap?

    What are 1% analogs?
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    Going digi, slowly ??

    I'm just a small install co, don't do much service, got an old set of gauges and a cheap clamp for temps. But I get tired of having to keep going back n fourth to get SH and SC this way and can't...
  11. Hmm, I've read on these boards that the thin ones...

    Hmm, I've read on these boards that the thin ones that come in Rheem furneys clean the air better'n the cheapie fiberglass ones. That untrue? And when you consider the manu's don't really like the...
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    As per the AOP Rules only Professional Members *...

    As per the AOP Rules only Professional Members * can reply with
    advice to the OP. Anyone may post and ask questions. They may even
    question the * member answer but not give advice or expand on the...
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    E mail a legal document?

    Might take a little heat for this but I'm not big on paperwork, contracts etc... I send them an E mail, they say do it, I do it. It's worked for a long time, but sometimes I wonder.. But as long as...
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    Kinda small but I'd ask if they could route the...

    Kinda small but I'd ask if they could route the overflow to outdoors, if possible, instead of a switch in the pan. Had a couple probs w those things and would be one less thing to fail.
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    Kinda small but I'd ask if they could route the...

    Kinda small but I'd ask if they could route the overflow to outdoors, if possible, instead of a switch in the pan. Had a couple probs w those things and would be one less thing to fail.
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    Hope it's okay to do this .. upflow version ...

    Hope it's okay to do this ..

    upflow version

    http://www.rheem.com/product.aspx?id=1CB8E321-E545-47A0-9AED-BF883CB592C0

    Horizontal
    ...
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    Not around here. Combustion air and air for...

    Not around here. Combustion air and air for venting must come from the outdoors, or a space communicating w outdoors. And be totally separate from the living space.
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    I'm gonna guess he has to use a 90%er b/c of the...

    I'm gonna guess he has to use a 90%er b/c of the vent sitch. We've had to do that.

    Mini splits are no doubt the bomb but he'd need 3 indoor units w no heat in the bath..
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    Forced air heating drys indoor air?

    Just not much of an issue/concern around here and some guy caught me off guard with this one the other day. So help me out wilya. Does a gas furney lower humidity of the air in a house?? Seems I've...
  20. Thread: dry units.

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    A good customer calls the other day, has a rental...

    A good customer calls the other day, has a rental that he sold that's not very old and the home inspector shoots down the condensing unit. (had some rust on the base) Well, see where this is going.....
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    Yeah okay, I'll look at it again. But the form...

    Yeah okay, I'll look at it again. But the form was kinda confusing, sez stuff like 'attach EPA card here and e-mail'. How do I fill out the form and send it???
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    LOL Now this is getting funny, gonna get lil...

    LOL Now this is getting funny, gonna get lil 'clues' to keep H/O from getting it. ;)

    and don't wanna cause probs, if this gets deleted I'm fine.

    But now, sure I know what the switch does and...
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    Troubleshooting Rheem Furney

    Two times now I show up and the grn led is flashing 4 X (closed pres sw) But starts working once when I removed the panel and the other time when I unplugged a wire from the presure switch and then...
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    More on filtration

    What do you guys think of those washable filters that come in a Rheem furnace? And how do they compare to the throw away spun glass ones and say a paper pleated merv 8??? Do you ever upgrade these...
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    Indoor air quality?

    What's best; open the doors when possible for fresh air, or keep house closed and run indoor fan? We have one system with two throw-away air filters.

    Thx
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    How would handle this one?

    Most of our work is for remodeling contractors and we did a small guest house recently that was unattached from the main house for a builder we have worked with for many yrs. Roughed it in a few mos...
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    Yeah that's them! Funny though, not 'that...

    Yeah that's them!

    Funny though, not 'that kind' of neighborhood. Gated community and all. So still wondering about the motives ;)
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    Nah, the units were pretty new, probly 1-2 yrs....

    Nah, the units were pretty new, probly 1-2 yrs. So I'm pretty sure the original installers (the big company) just puts them on hoping to keep anyone else outta there, thinking they should be the only...
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    Ever come across this one?

    Went out to pump down a couple CUs for a builder we work for the other day so they could start on a remodel. Get there and find these funney round thingeys over the access ports on the valves that...
  30. Thread: Price of copper

    by rChris
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    Price of copper

    I was okay last summer with all the price increases I keep getting on equipment, gotta figure it's coming with the skyrocketing prices of copper and aluminum. But now .. I ain't gettin crap for...
  31. Thread: Rheem HP CU

    by rChris
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    Yeah I did, honest. From the fan/coil

    Yeah I did, honest.

    From the fan/coil
  32. Thread: Rheem HP CU

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    Rheem HP CU

    Last few condensing units I installed wouldn start till I grounded one side of the coil on the contactor :confused:

    Wonder how come I had to do this. Should I have done something different???
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    Well if you insulate the pipes, how in the heck...

    Well if you insulate the pipes, how in the heck could they do any heating???
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    Might be in a bit of a jam..

    Changed out this guy's fau, coil and some ducts a while back, he dicided to keep his old CU. Calls about a week ago with no cooling, and I talk him through his prob: blown fuse. Calls a few days ago:...
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    Sad truth is that he knew. But this is So Cal,...

    Sad truth is that he knew. But this is So Cal, eggstreme regulations and inspectors who enjoy ruining your day :) Tellin him about Twili, probly wadn gonna do me any good.

    City of Long Beach...
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    So excactly what is in condensate water?

    Always figured it was just the purest form of water. But got a correction recently from a city inspector, wanted a gravel pit in a flower bed. Told H/O that if it puddles the pets could drink it. (So...
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    Starting to have sympathy for the next guy they...

    Starting to have sympathy for the next guy they call out there.

    Yeah alright, it's a cap tube system

    :)
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    Any biologists around?

    Got a callback on a job I did about a year ago, C/O with FAU in garage.

    Said water was all over garage floor. Showed up and looked like pan was flowing over. Cut the primary drain close to the...
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    So now I do it; this a way...

    An invoice couple months ago probly woulda read something like this:

    "Put existing CU back into place, install LL filter dryer, start system and charge to full capacity with rfnt, get the hell...
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    Alright looks like I should back up and start...

    Alright looks like I should back up and start from the beginning (and learn the equip I sell a bit better :))

    So is a furnace with a ECM motor considered to be variable speed???

    Yes, talking...
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    Not a technical response but... that's a tight...

    Not a technical response but... that's a tight looking job. Moving it is going to worse than starting the job all over again.

    Definetely a lack of communication. Seems they shoulda verified with...
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    ECM Motor but not Variable Speed

    Not looking like Rheem makes a VS furney, just a 2 stage that has a ECM motor.

    So if that's the case, could someone esplain what's so great about these motors. Looked at the lit' not really...
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    That's all good, replacing the suction line will...

    That's all good, replacing the suction line will give you more capacity outta the system. It will not, however solve your 'balancing' problem with the upstairs lagging. (downstairs will still cool...
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    Okay, more on dry nitrogen

    Lets say you're doing a double, or triple evac, would it make sense to use dry nitrogen 'stead of refnt? Cuz 1) wouldn you be dumping CFCs into the air and 2) damn stuff is so expensive these dayz
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    What's inside a line set?

    Just found this site a couple days ago, now I can ask something I've been wondering for a while.

    Just what's inside those refrigerant lines when you remove the caps?

    Not in a vacuum, can't be...
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