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    I've had problems with those boards as well. Yes...

    I've had problems with those boards as well. Yes removing the R wire will fire the unit up. I see u replaced the board but did you also replace the thermistor wire that came in the box with the new...
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    I needed some experienced help

    I have been handed about 6 restaurants to take care of and its been running me ragged (Dennys). Im trained and have experience in refer but for the past several years have done mostly hvac work. Its...
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    I dumped the 404 that was in it and pulled a...

    I dumped the 404 that was in it and pulled a good vacume and cleared the sight glass with new refrigerant. Im still getting an iced up line including the compressor but at least ive eliminated...
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    What is an EPR? I havent looked up in the drop...

    What is an EPR? I havent looked up in the drop ceiling yet.
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    Although the defrost timer is in poor condition...

    Although the defrost timer is in poor condition and coated with all sorts of grease and other renderings as its located right under the dripping cook tops it is working and it was not just coming out...
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    Im in the upstate in Greenville. I use to do a...

    Im in the upstate in Greenville. I use to do a good bit of refrigeration but in the past 5 years its been mainly HVAC until I got thrown into all these Dennys and in all honesty its a god awful...
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    R404 freezer drawers under cooktop

    Hi guys hope yall can help me out. These drawers are in a Dennys restaurant under their cook tops. Condensing unit is on the roof and it runs 3 different small evaporators with 2 drawers each one of...
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    They would crack open the interior freezer door...

    They would crack open the interior freezer door to keep the temp down. How that got by any inspectors is up for debate. I do know the last inspection over a week ago they were written up for this....
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    Thanks for all of your replys. It now appears...

    Thanks for all of your replys. It now appears that the previous guys who were working on this system since last August had misdiagnosed this system as having a leak and would periodicly show up and...
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    Should I be looking for around 20* SH at the...

    Should I be looking for around 20* SH at the compressor?
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    Yes the sight glass is after the drier. Ive been...

    Yes the sight glass is after the drier. Ive been suspicious of the txv since the start but since Im inexperienced with 404 med temp I wanted to see what general pressures i should be seeing on a...
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    Ok this is what Ive got. This is a walk in cooler...

    Ok this is what Ive got. This is a walk in cooler that has an entrance to the freezer as well. This is in a Dennys Rest. and it has glass doors that they open to access shelves inside the walk in....
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    Ambient was 60 today. I had a 6 degree TD at the...

    Ambient was 60 today. I had a 6 degree TD at the evap. What was throwing me off somewhat was a clear sight glass with the occasional bubble although I know you cant tell much by that with the blends....
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    404A Walk-Cooler

    You guys will have to excuse the ignorance of basically an HVAC guy who has been thrust into the position of doing a good bit of reefer work. I have a 404 walk in cooler where the temp is hovering...
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    10 grand for a 3 ton system..lol. You sure didnt...

    10 grand for a 3 ton system..lol. You sure didnt check around did ya?...jeeze I got nothing more to say...just shaking my head.
  16. Thread: coil

    by hackmaster
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    I usually just plug the hole...I dont have the...

    I usually just plug the hole...I dont have the time to fool with condensate or home depot.
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    A blown capacitor is a very common problem no...

    A blown capacitor is a very common problem no matter the brand...especially it seems GE capacitors in my experience.
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    You guys must have money to burn if your paying...

    You guys must have money to burn if your paying 1200 bux for a set of guages. I find no reason at all for that purchase other than to have a toy to play with.
  19. There are some things where a contractor is not...

    There are some things where a contractor is not needed and shouldn't be needed and this is one of them. Your downloaded instructions should have the information you need on them. If this is a new...
  20. The main problem with over capacity is lack of...

    The main problem with over capacity is lack of humidity removal. When its severe enough then this leads to mold issues especially in high humidity areas. When your system is over sized the run cycle...
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    Im assuming he disconnected the t stat to isolate...

    Im assuming he disconnected the t stat to isolate the furnace. Sounds like a circuit board issue to me.
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    Braze only.

    Braze only.
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    Unless you just like spending money then replace...

    Unless you just like spending money then replace the compressor. Your unit is 6 YEARS OLD. Your dealing with people who want to take your money and it sounds like its working. Your coil should go...
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    I know alot of guys who dont replace the lineset...

    I know alot of guys who dont replace the lineset and just blow with nitro with a vacume with few problems....so far. Im willing to bet when we hit around the 8 to 10 year mark compressors will be...
  25. Ranco reversing valves. Im with you I believe...

    Ranco reversing valves. Im with you I believe there is a big problem with them.
  26. How in the world do you guys handle the heat in...

    How in the world do you guys handle the heat in them attics during phoenix summers? Give me a nice crawl space anyday instead of a attic. Of course the attics get quite warm here as well in SC during...
  27. When did they come out with the 100 percent...

    When did they come out with the 100 percent furnace?
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    BostonEd one more thing. I understand your...

    BostonEd one more thing. I understand your concern with the heat load calculation but in your particular problem I find it doubtful it was ever necessary unless your gonna replace the system with a...
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    I completely understand BostonEd. If your...

    I completely understand BostonEd. If your existing outside condenser was 13 seer I also would suggest replacing the whole unit with a new one but you stated it was 10 seer. Unless one of the...
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    Boston Ed you have some companies looking at your...

    Boston Ed you have some companies looking at your system and quite simply they are trying to make money off of you. Your unit is a little better than 5 years old and is far from dead. I am guessing...
  31. I had this same situation confront me today on a...

    I had this same situation confront me today on a 2 year old goodman heatpump. Upon arival I found a dead compressor. I found it very odd that a 2 year old scroll would be dead so soon and I told the...
  32. Thread: New Furnace

    by hackmaster
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    Hubbard you might want to look back at your bids...

    Hubbard you might want to look back at your bids and think very long and hard and logicly about what your bids say. Just because a tech came over and spent alot of time in your crawlspace or attic...
  33. Thread: New Install

    by hackmaster
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    This is a prime example of why consumers need to...

    This is a prime example of why consumers need to understand that when buying hvac equipment name brand is meaningless....the consumer needs to shop around for a good reputable service company and...
  34. Thread: Foam Home

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    Definitely have to bring in fresh air for these...

    Definitely have to bring in fresh air for these type houses. Carbon Monoxide becomes an issue in these houses especially if using ventless fireplaces ect.
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    Not getting voltage to the reversing valve...

    Not getting voltage to the reversing valve solenoid. Most likely due to low voltage wiring problem, not wired correctly at the tstat or unit, or the digital tstat hasnt been programed. You do have...
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    Reversing valve is not energising. What type...

    Reversing valve is not energising. What type tstat did you use? On the honeywell digitals you have to go in the program and change it over manually.
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    acmanko I recently took a small unscientific pole...

    acmanko I recently took a small unscientific pole amongst my teenage sons friends as to whether they would rather still have corporal punishment like we adults use to get in school and virtually...
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    Ted Kennedy is no doubt pretty much an idiot on...

    Ted Kennedy is no doubt pretty much an idiot on many of his views but I fail to see what he has to do with the the supposed lack of morals in todays society. And what the hell does hurricanes have to...
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    LoL daytona if you seriously think child...

    LoL daytona if you seriously think child molestations, rape, ect ect ect was not happening "In the good ole days" do a little more research. It just seemed that atrocities such as these werent as...
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    How have you seen it before when its never...

    How have you seen it before when its never happened before? At no time in american history has more foriegn countries owned such huge interest in our economy than now and this trend will continue. We...
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    Many here do not think the strongest country on...

    Many here do not think the strongest country on the planet can be defeated but sadly yes we can and we are doing it to ourselves. There is a world war going on as we speak and this is a war where...
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    I hate to bust your bubble but im 45 y/o and...

    I hate to bust your bubble but im 45 y/o and since i was a small child going to sporting events its always been that way. You will always have those that sing the anthem and salute ect ect and then...
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    The lefty righty argument is so old and tired....

    The lefty righty argument is so old and tired. Wouldnt it be smarter to vote for a person based on what their actual views are rather than just across the board voting for conservative or liberal...
  44. Stick with the 3 ton and you will be quite happy....

    Stick with the 3 ton and you will be quite happy. You dont want to oversize with the 5...your gonna end up with foggy windows and some humidity issues.
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    This dude wants (2) trane 19 seer systems put in...

    This dude wants (2) trane 19 seer systems put in at cut rate pricing...I have to giggle. The trane 19 seer is a good unit no question but anyone looking at these systems also has to be viewed as a...
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    Lennox is kinda strange in my area...there are a...

    Lennox is kinda strange in my area...there are a few companies that put alot of them in and have installed the dreaded Pulse furnace in droves over the years however there is no local parts supplier...
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    Go with a reputable company thats been in...

    Go with a reputable company thats been in business for 7 years or more and check them out..references ect...and I mean truly check them out. Make sure you get a 10 year parts and labor warranty...
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    Didnt want to hit them with that lifetime...

    Didnt want to hit them with that lifetime thing...they would end up moving to hawaii and get killed by a sunami and then blame me.
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    Let me put a Goodman 14 seer in for you combined...

    Let me put a Goodman 14 seer in for you combined with a 10 year parts and labor warranty and use the money you save to take your family on a Hawaian vacation.
  50. Find out what what capacity you have right now..3...

    Find out what what capacity you have right now..3 or 3 and half ton and stick with that if for all these years the existing system cooled your home as you wanted. Its common sense and really no heat...
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