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  1. Thread: Diagnose help

    by jacob-k
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    I think the unit might run for days straight with...

    I think the unit might run for days straight with that temp split. What did you do to try and fix it? or diagnose it?
  2. 50%? Damn thats either one hell of an expensive...

    50%? Damn thats either one hell of an expensive compressor or one hell of a cheap install! as others have stated meet the sales tech
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    dont hold your breathe, if it was installed like...

    dont hold your breathe, if it was installed like that the first time they dont know what their doing. Good intentions, Good customer service is how many companies survive, but that hardly equals...
  4. if its not broke dont fix it....You call out some...

    if its not broke dont fix it....You call out some of my competitors for this issue and they will try to sell you a whole new system. Or at minimum a list of parts long as your arm. But it is most...
  5. I'm pretty sick of reading various reporting...

    I'm pretty sick of reading various reporting agencies talking smack on trump. I'm not against it if it's worthy but most of the stuff is Truly manipulating/lying about what he said.

    So I'm in...
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    you would need to add a return, central vacuum...

    you would need to add a return, central vacuum system is not gonna be anywhere close to big enough.
  7. I can tell you check airflow and attics a lot....

    I can tell you check airflow and attics a lot. Sounds just like me talking to customers about 3 times a day. get to the point that you know every one of them is gonna have a multitude of problems.
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  8. he wont have any problems

    he wont have any problems
  9. the only thing you should worry about is how much...

    the only thing you should worry about is how much you are gonna be seeing of your husband. not uncommon for arizona techs to be running 12 hour plus days. just make sure he leaves you the credit card...
  10. he would need EPA to handle refrigerant, if he...

    he would need EPA to handle refrigerant, if he dont got it they will hand in a pamphlet and set him up for test in a few days. easy test
  11. I dont know about arizona but id be willing to...

    I dont know about arizona but id be willing to bet all he has to do is walk in anywhere and ask for a job. he'd need EPA cert but he should already have that. I mean im sure arizona is constantly in...
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    I would go with A simply because they are...

    I would go with A simply because they are offering a manual J heat load calculation using ACCA software. that is tried and true software, and if they are doing a load calc to size equipment properly...
  13. So when you get a tradesman to your house he will...

    So when you get a tradesman to your house he will be able to explain so much to you your head will wanna pop. I do it to practically every customer every job, and thats explaining it in simple easy...
  14. you got anything on that report that mentions...

    you got anything on that report that mentions subcool or superheat? doesnt look like they checked temps at all.
  15. if furnace works to heat but AC does not you have...

    if furnace works to heat but AC does not you have something wrong with either electrical or refrigerant cycle. And there is a lot of things it could be. you should research and call a professional to...
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    welcome to the sales tech!....I dont service...

    welcome to the sales tech!....I dont service areas that have such extreme weather so idont really know what the life expectancy is for equipment in your area but IMO it should still have some life...
  17. if your system is a 2 1/2 ton, as evaporator...

    if your system is a 2 1/2 ton, as evaporator states, you would need the main floor filter to be a 20x30 and a 16" duct....minimum...better to have 18" duct
  18. that could be a potentially dangerous situation...

    that could be a potentially dangerous situation especially if you shut door to to basement. The return shouldnt be in there in the first place if this is not a conditioned room. If you can have...
  19. just to make sure, the water heater is not in...

    just to make sure, the water heater is not in basement is it?
  20. Your gonna be Fkn hot for a long time if you plan...

    Your gonna be Fkn hot for a long time if you plan on figuring this out yourself. I wish you the best of luck. Sincerely
  21. no we dont want you to get this information, you...

    no we dont want you to get this information, you need to call a professional out. and while he is there ask for this information. then if he doesnt know how to fix it we atleast have something to...
  22. refrigeration cycle has something wrong with it....

    refrigeration cycle has something wrong with it. probably have other issues with airflow as well. get someone else out there to check your equipment.
  23. I couldnt even begin to tell you how many times...

    I couldnt even begin to tell you how many times ive showed up to a job that the utility company said was good, the gas company said was good, lots of HVAC companies have said its good, the inspector...
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    do those supplies go into the attic? if so then...

    do those supplies go into the attic? if so then you should extend the supply plenum up into the attic and then size ducts from there. returns in every room is best design but rarely done where im at,...
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    Wow, why you let these guys back in your house is...

    Wow, why you let these guys back in your house is beyond me. that probably did very little to this duct system. I dont remember anything in this thread that implicated a bad lineset, but i read a lot...
  26. im going to look at a call just like this on...

    im going to look at a call just like this on tuesday, your not close to me are you?
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    do not add insulation to attic until someone has...

    do not add insulation to attic until someone has confirmed your duct system and zoned dampers are good. if it turns out ducts need to be addressed they will be up there with all that insulation...
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    yeah that looks pretty bad. That return filter...

    yeah that looks pretty bad. That return filter grill i would have turned sideways and cut out the entire side of the furnace blower motor compartment. it would still be loud as its to close to the...
  29. Thread: AC Unit Issues

    by jacob-k
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    no

    no
  30. Thread: AC Unit Issues

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    the condenser is not bad because a hard start kit...

    the condenser is not bad because a hard start kit was added. some come that way from the factory. once in a while a kit will need to be added to get a compressor to start, it is actually better for...
  31. if your ductwork is in a conditioned space then...

    if your ductwork is in a conditioned space then there is no loads. 1* and 95* is for contractors that dont trust the load calc, if they dont trust it its because they dont do it enough. Find someone...
  32. the fact that you have a 9* split between return...

    the fact that you have a 9* split between return and supply air says you have something wrong with refrigeration system.
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    far as I know you should not have ducting to a...

    far as I know you should not have ducting to a garage, carbon monoxide poisoning can occur
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    put the equipment aside, like for like they are...

    put the equipment aside, like for like they are the same. hire the contractor that is doing a load calculation and manual d duct design or something of the like. the equipment can only do what the...
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    this is not a DIY forum, you need someone that...

    this is not a DIY forum, you need someone that can read a multimeter and knows some electricity to figure this out.
  36. well you need that before you can determine if...

    well you need that before you can determine if equipment is undersized
  37. improper vacuum proceedures:whistle:

    improper vacuum proceedures:whistle:
  38. cant say ive ever heard of a company coming out...

    cant say ive ever heard of a company coming out on an estimate to replace and make money on a 15 year old system and ask to check compressor. I do it quite often, but rarely do others and I know for...
  39. whats your total external static pressure?

    whats your total external static pressure?
  40. Who diagnosed "broken" compressor? And did they...

    Who diagnosed "broken" compressor? And did they say anything better than "its broken"....not a very technical diagnosis, just saying. There is a few things that can make a compressor look "broke" to...
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    I've only done a few cement floors, 47000 for...

    I've only done a few cement floors, 47000 for floor I would agree seems way to much

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  42. Who follows instructions? :)....only in a perfect...

    Who follows instructions? :)....only in a perfect world.

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    They will still hit you with acquisition fees. ...

    They will still hit you with acquisition fees.

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    A good contractor will have their own labor...

    A good contractor will have their own labor warranties.
  45. I must get asked this question every other call,...

    I must get asked this question every other call, "how long will the unit last?". I always pull out my crystal ball and say "its mechanical no one can tell you that!"
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    If you got the installers that installed this...

    If you got the installers that installed this coming back out i wouldnt be holding my breath, they just dont know any better. As I said before, the size of the duct can be right in diameter but the...
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    Well a very simple static pressure test will tell...

    Well a very simple static pressure test will tell you if you need more return or more supply, or both. right now they are all guessing....test is done with a manometer. one pilot test hole before the...
  48. the new one might leak too, consider that...

    the new one might leak too, consider that variable....They can pull all the refrigerant into the condenser and lock it while they repair liquid line leak...Dont mention costs....:grin2:
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    well for many reasons. 1. Because we design for...

    well for many reasons.
    1. Because we design for 1% of the time, so for my area its 99*, but a few days out of every year it will exceed that temp and the unit then may not keep set point on T-stat....
  50. many companies in this trade dont know how to do...

    many companies in this trade dont know how to do some of the simplest testing. I would certainly look around for someone else and get a second opinion. Chances are very good you can make some duct...
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