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  1. ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE POWDER FROM LESS THAN YEAR OLD MAJOR BRAND EVAP COILS

    Tampa bay area coastal major brands less than a year old residential heat pump systems, have had a handful premature evap fin stock failures resulting in white flakes dusting house when switched to...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
  3. Thread: Trane XL14i

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    Irascible: My point is your trying to plant a bad...

    Irascible: My point is your trying to plant a bad install possibility to this "known to be unreasonable hmo",is a perfect set up to ride the contractor before any diagnois is complete,no disrespect...
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    Looks par for the course, to what we see in...

    Looks par for the course, to what we see in tampabay,don't want to send "clumsy joe" out for a service call with that crap!
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    Got to love the flying rat, builds his nest on...

    Got to love the flying rat, builds his nest on his crap & the dead bodies of other flying rats,Had a maint. tech once in a hurry after PMing a AMC in tpa, left the blower panel off on the roof,the...
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    i guess that accounts for the burning smell,and...

    i guess that accounts for the burning smell,and at least you didn't get the shortest straw to go back there to remove the factory insulation from the strip box.are they all water-air pkgs in there?
  7. Thread: Trane XL14i

    by j-bill
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    Most likely noises in the new 14i are from a...

    Most likely noises in the new 14i are from a simple hot gas pipe up against the plastic base of the unit,i will find this alot on new units,just takes a little bend,an suprise homeowner no more...
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    T-grid 460v pkg with a possible static problem in...

    T-grid 460v pkg with a possible static problem in the supply,it sucks, cause you have to risk your own body & equip. to get there to check it,because joe a-hole engineer plans it to be there & never...
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    would give estimate to re-install per code ,as...

    would give estimate to re-install per code ,as long as sizing was correct ,if not, quote to replace equipment-ducts.The re-install work would be done in the winter only (slow time) and at profit we...
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    you're right tpa-fl ,the frankinstien heading to...

    you're right tpa-fl ,the frankinstien heading to tpa & 22nd ave s at 31st st. s, st pete.the guy carrying the 2 swimming pools on the small overloaded trailer was typical crap seems to amaze,wtf just...
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    here's a couple pics in the tpa area yesterday on...

    here's a couple pics in the tpa area yesterday on the killing road
    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/11753_fldriving.JPG
    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/11754_fldriving1.JPG
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    these problems are oh so typical in the tampabay...

    these problems are oh so typical in the tampabay area ,we love to hear from HO's about sweating in tropical june,july,august,september & usually ending in october,high end equip. touting humidity...
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    sweating is common here in the gulf coast of...

    sweating is common here in the gulf coast of fl,lots of times there are good ways to minimize the problem,it does not sound like your getting the fix needed,messing with the VS settings is not a good...
  14. Thread: drain sharing

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    These doctors who owned this place didn't like...

    These doctors who owned this place didn't like our price on the new drain lines & replacement price of the rotting 5 ton carrier system & adding return,so they went low bid again ,the condensers...
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    another example of improper sizing & application...

    another example of improper sizing & application of very expensive high end equipment at the cost of the customer & reputation of hvac companies that would have never done this garbage.probably the...
  16. Thread: subcooling

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    the rule of thumb method will get you by in...

    the rule of thumb method will get you by in winter, but you always want to have the customer call you back for a spring checkup to properly set the charge superheat or subcooling whichever applies,i...
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    torching the crap loose sounds good ,as long as...

    torching the crap loose sounds good ,as long as the things not full of oil & you have hose in one hand,wonder about lint?maybe a flameball, seen the reclaimed water eat holes in those coils within 2...
  18. Thread: subcooling

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    in the heating mode, you weigh it in & follow the...

    in the heating mode, you weigh it in & follow the performance chart.set SH & SC in cool mode only, above 65 degrees od temp for the most accurate charge.
  19. i agree also that if you get the restrictions...

    i agree also that if you get the restrictions fixed ,proper SH & subcool out of your vavles,get all that excess oil before it busts up the comp.you ought to be fine on a 20' lift ,unless the traps...
  20. Thread: drain sharing

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    here's a typical classic innerconnected drain, no...

    here's a typical classic innerconnected drain, no traps,no vents & way too small returns.the doctor wonders why he has so much drain trouble wih his waterfront home, the other co. couldn't figure it...
  21. Thread: high humidity

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    50% RH - 60% rh is good ,working in the most...

    50% RH - 60% rh is good ,working in the most humid tpabay area & seeing loads of mold & mildew calls,what you describe is not humidity problem if your house is tight & closed up all the time, you...
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    the variblespeed blower does not correct for...

    the variblespeed blower does not correct for undersized or oversized ductwork.too small ducts will cause water & noise problems,even in a programmed enhanced operation the motor will seem to be on a...
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    would never use it, the same reason you don't put...

    would never use it, the same reason you don't put fix a flat in your tires ,it trashes them,you don't get something for nothing.whatever the claim is.
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    the trane co. uses a hard start on some high end...

    the trane co. uses a hard start on some high end products with their copeland alliance scrolls & also to solve or reduce light flicker caused by starting amp draw on other scroll units that don't...
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    seems to be a timed mass failure,in the tampa bay...

    seems to be a timed mass failure,in the tampa bay area we have gone though loads of them this year.and yes they're made cheaper,just like everything else.
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