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    Yes if the amp draw is off on a new motor I...

    Yes if the amp draw is off on a new motor I learned to move it up or down. Seems like the sweet spot is usually with the middle of the blade at the bottom of the cowling.
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    No, your right this time.

    No, your right this time.
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    That's exactly what I kept arguing in another...

    That's exactly what I kept arguing in another thread. But I did some research and talked to ICP rep and called Copland, seems they left something out of the Scroll's for a time that if the thermostat...
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    That's what electrical tape is for.

    That's what electrical tape is for.
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    Good point, show him the video and explain when...

    Good point, show him the video and explain when it does it you can shut it off and when you turn it back on it runs normal.
    Only problem is 95% of tech's won't ever think about a single phase Scroll...
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    The motor in the compressor. Oh, and we only...

    The motor in the compressor.

    Oh, and we only help homeowners from the Great North. You Canadians scare us, have to be half crazy and half wild to live up there, :grin2:
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    Have your tech check for anything that can cause...

    Have your tech check for anything that can cause unit to stop momentarily, its known as short cycling. If you don't have one get a thermostat with built in compressor protection that has a 5 minute...
  8. Triple evac doesn't take that long if you already...

    Triple evac doesn't take that long if you already have nitrogen right there from brazing. Nitrogen is a dry inert gas so it helps by absorbing some of the moisture.
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    He does that to me a lot too.:grin2:

    He does that to me a lot too.:grin2:
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    Same thing I've always done, sometimes hard to...

    Same thing I've always done, sometimes hard to tell if you have enough extra wire to get to where insulation or wire isn't discolored. I've known I didn't have enough wire but cut back as far as I...
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    timebuilder: Am I right that when a wire burns...

    timebuilder:
    Am I right that when a wire burns off the terminal and melts the insulation the physical properties of the wire is altered causing resistance?
    I always replace the wire that burnt not...
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    The most common exam is the Experior/Block test....

    The most common exam is the Experior/Block test.
    Very hard, you should see if a local Jr. College gives prep classes.
  13. Thread: Lost my Wife

    by rsmith46
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    I've come to consider you a good friend. I don't...

    I've come to consider you a good friend. I don't know what to say, if I lost my wife I would want to die so I can only imagine how bad your hurting.
    Sorry for your loss bro.
    I can tell from your...
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    Mr. Bill is right, when the wire burnt the first...

    Mr. Bill is right, when the wire burnt the first time the heat damaged the whole wire not just the end where the insulation was burnt off.
  15. Thanks, exact answer I was looking for. No one...

    Thanks, exact answer I was looking for. No one ever believes that pulling a fast vacuum will freeze the moisture.
    Every body brags about how fast they can pull a 500 micron vacuum on a 2 ton system.
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    Wondered about that too, air would still blow in...

    Wondered about that too, air would still blow in right direction. Just not too much.:grin2:
  17. Thank you, nobody seems to advocate triple evac...

    Thank you, nobody seems to advocate triple evac anymore. Please explain why pulling one fast deep vacuum doesn't get out all the water vapor.
    [I have tried.]
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    Your not just doing the callback for free but...

    Your not just doing the callback for free but they charge the tech too?
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    That's the truth, around here supply houses are...

    That's the truth, around here supply houses are pushing Nu22[422b], when I ask about 407c or equipment they look puzzled.
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    That's what I thought too, he said it was going...

    That's what I thought too, he said it was going out on overload.
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    Nothing to do with LRA rating. NEC section 440...

    Nothing to do with LRA rating.
    NEC section 440 deals with compressors and motors.
    The data plate on the condensing unit gives you,
    Minimum Circuit Ampacity rating, this is what you size the wire...
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    That's not true when it comes to compressor's and...

    That's not true when it comes to compressor's and motors.
    The Minimum Ampacity rating on data plate tells you what size wire to run according to 310.16 of the NEC.
    Maximum Overcurent Protection...
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    How long ago did you buy the house? If you had a...

    How long ago did you buy the house? If you had a home inspection done the inspector should have checked to see if the AC was cooling, if so the home warranty co. should cover it. If its been less...
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    Everybody had to change their password so that's...

    Everybody had to change their password so that's not it. PM a mod.
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    That was Truck, he was disrespectful to other...

    That was Truck, he was disrespectful to other members and the forum in general, thought he knew more that everybody else. Me and another member yanked his chain till he went of the deep end.
    He came...
  26. Might be restriction at service valve, that would...

    Might be restriction at service valve, that would cause the suction line to frost between there and compressor. Is there a suction line filter by any chance?
    Check line temp on both sides of service...
  27. Sounds like you have an airflow problem, check...

    Sounds like you have an airflow problem, check the evap coil to see if its dirty.
    At 55psi the coil and suction line is going to frost then freeze.
    10 to 1 the indoor coil is plugged with...
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    If you can figure out how to get proper airflow I...

    If you can figure out how to get proper airflow I think you would have it whipped. A 2.5 ton package should be able to push 1200 cfm at TESP of .53 you say you have.
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    I respected chase and never had any problem with...

    I respected chase and never had any problem with him, and I'm on probation for pulling Truck's chain till he showed his a$$ and got banned.
  30. Goodman we can assume piston and r22, 75* IWB and...

    Goodman we can assume piston and r22, 75* IWB and 95* ODB the SH should be 25*. You have 26* SH, charge is ok. With a 75* WB an 8* delta-t might be the best you'll get. Let it run overnight and see...
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    Usually when your new companys will send you out...

    Usually when your new companys will send you out with a lead tech to learn service and how the company operates.
  32. Surely you remember the old timers used to charge...

    Surely you remember the old timers used to charge piston and cap tube AC's to 30deg above ambient on the head pressure.

    I just taught the EPA certified Maint men for the KC housing authority how...
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    I'd like to join that protest but my Pastor...

    I'd like to join that protest but my Pastor wouldn't like it.

    Hopefully he just got sent to the corner for time out. And he doesn't start a new account and get permanently banned.
  34. Thread: Still going

    by rsmith46
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    Apt. complexes around here have a ton of the old...

    Apt. complexes around here have a ton of the old late 60's GE units that were the same unit except they were tan. When Trane bought GE HVAC line they just changed the color to lime green.
    Aluminum...
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    Sounds like older tar and gravel roof, they use...

    Sounds like older tar and gravel roof, they use multiple layers of hot tar and felt paper. The pea gravel on top is to help water to evaporate faster.
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    Exactly correct. Totally different than old tar...

    Exactly correct. Totally different than old tar and gravel roofs, feels real funny to walk on. I've never seen one leak.

    I wonder how much extra Freon is in the units?
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    Maybe he was Muslim or Mexican and Dad is trying...

    Maybe he was Muslim or Mexican and Dad is trying to make the forum Great again. :grin2:
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    On a new package unit it should be properly...

    On a new package unit it should be properly charged but don't just count on it. Take all your readings after you get the airflow up where it should be. Low airflow is the most common reason for a new...
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    Had to be something bad for Dad to ban him, might...

    Had to be something bad for Dad to ban him, might just be a 30 day timeout.
    The mods don't take things personally and just ban someone.
  40. Might be low on charge but you need to provide a...

    Might be low on charge but you need to provide a lot more info.
    Indoor wet bulb, pressures and line temps at condensing unit, outdoor temp, return air and supply air temps.
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    I agree, I don't know how medic can remember...

    I agree, I don't know how medic can remember everything like he does.
    Its always good to go back and review the basics of the trade.
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    Looks like your only choice is to try replacing...

    Looks like your only choice is to try replacing the new motor, wouldn't be the first one I've seen bad out of the box.
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    I agree, 57wb seems way low for other readings....

    I agree, 57wb seems way low for other readings. 75* idb and 57* wb the tenant shouldn't be complaining with 98* outside temp. The SH flucuating from 5 to 15* is confusing. Like others said add a...
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    Yeah my bad, I'm just so used to hooking my low...

    Yeah my bad, I'm just so used to hooking my low pressure gauge up to the true suction port.
  45. I think I'll leave that alone.

    I think I'll leave that alone.
  46. Johnson County, Ks. has CE classes every spring...

    Johnson County, Ks. has CE classes every spring and fall to keep your Lic. active. I have to take 4 8 hour classes a year for my 4 Masters. We haven't had an air distribution class for years. Hardly...
  47. Been married 30 years, just warped sense of...

    Been married 30 years, just warped sense of humor. What do you look like? Your a Guru too.
    :grin2::grin2:
  48. Yes hedrash you have turned into a very valuable...

    Yes hedrash you have turned into a very valuable member with all your knowledge and experience, I hope you have changed your opinion on the state of our profession, at least the top 10%.
    Your IQ...
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    Thanks for update bro.

    Thanks for update bro.
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    :grin2: Right again PHM, you can reuse...

    :grin2:

    Right again PHM, you can reuse recovered refridgerant on the same customers equipment, like an apartment complex. Illegal to resell it.

    Vent R-22 into bucket of water? Must be old...
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