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    If it is a 2 stage system, after the 1st stage...

    If it is a 2 stage system, after the 1st stage reg at the tank the pressure should be 8-10 psi, going to the second stage regulator. The second stage regulator takes the pressure down to 11-13" w.c....
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    I carry a 20# propane gas tank with the old style...

    I carry a 20# propane gas tank with the old style valve, filled with air and use that to blow out the blower wheel and pilot assembly while doing p.m. it is amazing how much crap some of those...
  3. ok will do, been busy have not had time to get...

    ok will do, been busy have not had time to get back on here, i will try to get back to you shortly. thank you
  4. Imperial 4 Port Gauge Problems Model 644-CCJ

    Does anyone have a set of imperial 4 port gauges model 644-ccj that has had problems with them?? I have a set that will not hold a good vacuum below 400 microns, I can pull down a split system to 160...
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    Replaced a m/h furnace for an elderly couple. ...

    Replaced a m/h furnace for an elderly couple. While replacing the furnace the customer was complaining about this new tv they bought 3-4 years ago, they couldn't change the channel found they had...
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    Had a Frasier Johnson that would get a no heat...

    Had a Frasier Johnson that would get a no heat call once a winter each time customer had power shut off so when I turned it on no code and of course everything worked fine till this year. I turned...
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    Trane prescedent

    Call today at a jehovas witness church 2 trane precedent rtu's suiting up due to "bad gas". Both units were converted to propane when they were installed (not by me). Customer says they did this a...
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    Yeah my tablet acts up when it needs to be...

    Yeah my tablet acts up when it needs to be updated. I will get a bypass timer and install it. Thanks for the help!
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    I just was on one this week that looked identical...

    I just was on one this week that looked identical to this bad blower bearings, cracked ignitor and rotted out secondary did a replacement estimate no way to repair it will have to pull it out and...
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    I WAS THINKING OF A BYPASS TIMER BUT WANTED TO...

    I WAS THINKING OF A BYPASS TIMER BUT WANTED TO SEE IF THERE WAS ANYTHING I MAY BE OVERLOOKING FIRST
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    funny! what accent lol!

    funny! what accent lol!
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    Dectron Dry-O-Tron

    Does any one have a tech suppourt number for Dectron units besides calling the factory in canada?? I have tried talking to them but they have been no help and hard to understand with their accent....
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    These thermopiles had bulged ends also when they...

    These thermopiles had bulged ends also when they failed usually end up cutting them to remove them.
  14. Ok thank you for the info I was thinking the...

    Ok thank you for the info I was thinking the ignitior, but was not sure what amperage to look for and I didn't want to just start changing parts.
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    Thermopile Failure

    Does anyone use any of the Johnstone brand Thermopiles?? I have been using them, they are lower priced than the Honeywell ones, but it seems every one I have replaced with the Johnstone brand goes...
  16. Range Intermittently Not Igniting Oven

    Does anyone work with residential range ovens?? I have one that the customer said would not ignite the oven burner. I arrived removed the ignitor, it had no cracks, reinstalled the ignitor and the...
  17. Thread: Kids!!

    by Toddbrewster
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    Kids!!

    Had a buddy call me Saturday, no hot water. He has a powervent Bradford white less than 10 years old, said there was water by the burner. Got to the basement and heard a gurgling noise inducer motor...
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    Same here was super busy and now slowin down...

    Same here was super busy and now slowin down which is ok, really enjoy this weather, did a ton of estimates last few weeks finishin up a furnace & A/C job tomarrow, few pm's this week pretty good.
  19. Thread: on call

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    well said same here exactly I hated being on...

    well said same here exactly I hated being on call working on a heat pump for an empty office or something stupid that could have waited until Monday, I have a life live to bow hunt gets to be so I...
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    No heat calls in July?

    Anyone else running into any no heat calls with the cooler summer? Here in Michigan ran a no heat call last Friday for a 90 year old lady, got the heat going for her, t-stat set around 80, she was...
  21. Thread: on call

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    I also have same problem. Worked 9 years doing...

    I also have same problem. Worked 9 years doing commercial/industrial, was fine till the last 3 years or so started having horrible anxiety problems, basically got burned out decided to go back to...
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    Hey thanks man I appreciate the help! I was...

    Hey thanks man I appreciate the help! I was thinking I may use a Johnson control digital temp controller with a mechanical defrost control and see how that holds up, but will definitely look into the...
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    Ascend Reach In Freezer Parts

    Does anyone know where I can find parts for an Ascend Reach In Freezer made by the Jimmex Corp? There is no access to their website, looks like they stopped all production in 2012. I have an Ascend...
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    Nothing as cool as the others so far, found some...

    Nothing as cool as the others so far, found some drugs on the roof of a theater, a leatherman tool in a drop ceiling, several snake skins in basements.
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    They need to put these pics. on the cans of...

    They need to put these pics. on the cans of refrigerant they sell to charge your vehicle a/c like the commercial on tv says now you can do it yourself you can be an a/c expert.
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    Sorry it took a month to get back on here, yeah...

    Sorry it took a month to get back on here, yeah I'm not far from G.R. actually use to work in G.R. all the time, only doing commercial/industrial only, now I do most everything, can't make money by...
  27. That would be a good reply, but this customer has...

    That would be a good reply, but this customer has been "online" doing research on air conditioning systems and knows all there is to know!!
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    Just went out on a no heat call, and noticed a...

    Just went out on a no heat call, and noticed a few things.
  29. I was going to pump the system down and remove...

    I was going to pump the system down and remove the condensing unit with the charge in it as suggested here, but it sounds to me like those who have recovered systems with a leak sealant have had no...
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    All from one house

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    These pics were all from one house. They have a 2"x 6" beam supporting the floor joists, a sideways dirt trap on the water heater, no electrical shut off on the...
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    Hey thank you for the info. I got the free sample...

    Hey thank you for the info. I got the free sample cd from wrightsoft today, plan to give it a try this weekend if I have time. I may have mixed up the price for the wrightsoft, or it may have been a...
  32. Thank you for the input on this. I have an appion...

    Thank you for the input on this. I have an appion twin recovery unit, I also use a drier when recovering to protect my equipment. I was just a little cautious of putting the leak sealant through my...
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    Load Calculation Software

    Which load calculation software do you recommend?? I have looked at wrightsoft, and elitesoft both are ACCA recognized, both are almost $500.00. Has anyone here used any of this software??...
  34. Replacing systems with leak sealant added.

    I have an upcoming a/c change out, where the customer has an R-22 system with a small leak. He would like me to install a new system, insists on it being an R-22 system. The current system has had a...
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    Duct Cleaning

    We are thinking of offering duct cleaning to our services, does any one have any info. on duct cleaning? Which units are good? Is there any info. on line on doing this? So far we have not done any...
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    the compressor is a 1988. Right now the unit is...

    the compressor is a 1988. Right now the unit is cutting in around 34 and cuts out at about 14, I increased the differential to 20, the differential was only 10# and was short cycling pretty bad. The...
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    The Unit is 120 Volt, I forgot to write down my...

    The Unit is 120 Volt, I forgot to write down my amp draw, but it was below the nameplate fla. It is a fan coil, I have the compressor #, but not with me right now, I did not ohm the compressor...
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    Vertical pie display cooler

    I have a customer who has a vertical pie display cooler. It is an older unit from 1988, originally had r-12 in it, time clock has 409a wrote on it. The complaint was the cooler will work fine for a...
  39. Thread: One on me

    by Toddbrewster
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    I had rep. for a electrical company tell me that...

    I had rep. for a electrical company tell me that breakers are only guaranteed for one trip, they may work after that but are only guaranteed for one trip.
  40. No, the people who lived here owned the home,...

    No, the people who lived here owned the home, they bought it 6 years ago as it was, had no clue the furnace was a disaster! They had been without heat for a few weeks.
  41. Well I found out this week that I didnt get the...

    Well I found out this week that I didnt get the bid on replacing this furnace, they had a house fire this week the house is completely gone except for the walls which were stone. They had 2 kerosene...
  42. Thank you for the pic!! Oh and I found out that...

    Thank you for the pic!! Oh and I found out that supply trunk has one 10x10 register in the double wide, I could not find a crack in the heat exchanger, and surprisingly its not tripping on high...
  43. Holy wow that has my customer beat. I agree there...

    Holy wow that has my customer beat. I agree there is a lot of volunteer work done at churches, I cant understand how cost comes before peoples safety!
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    I just saw that exact same boiler here in an old...

    I just saw that exact same boiler here in an old house here in michigan. The roll out doesnt look as bad as that not sure how though they have at least 40' of horizontal run on the exhaust vent.
  45. Heating a double wide with a furnace in a seperate building!

    Sorry have no pics, yet of this one, but went to a church today for a no heat call in their double wide. They have a double wide that they bought from a public school that used it as an overflow...
  46. This house heats hard was the customers first statement.

    Went out to do an estimate for this customer, they have an old stone farm house, receieved an estimate for a new furnace for about half what I quoted, the other company was just going to change out...
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    could be the secondary hx is plugging up I had a...

    could be the secondary hx is plugging up I had a carrier do the same thing would work ok for a couple of days and intermittently trip the rollout switch, while you had the blower out did you check...
  48. The majority of the homes I go into there is no...

    The majority of the homes I go into there is no chance I am taking my boots off, some I wont even take my gloves off to touch anything, if its a nice house with white carpet I take off my boots other...
  49. The vent is all clear, had the cap off and...

    The vent is all clear, had the cap off and checked it out first thing when i got there, also the barb for the pressure switch tube on the inducer housing is clear, found out that the "secondary" heat...
  50. Also I did not check the O2 in the exhaust gas,...

    Also I did not check the O2 in the exhaust gas, didnt have a combustion analizer with me, just checked pressure with a manometer to see what kind of draft the inducer was creating.
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