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    Sounds like it's time for a complete system...

    Sounds like it's time for a complete system changeout.

    Im joking, but I know companies that suggest replacement when fan motors fail.
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    That's a special kind of stupid right there.

    That's a special kind of stupid right there.
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    Your picture looks just like one I cleaned today....

    Your picture looks just like one I cleaned today. I had to pull the entire unit apart and separate the coils to get a good cleaning.

    Those rheem coils always get SO dirty, especially inside the...
  4. Thread: Our shop system

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    Our shop system

    No, I asked about the 2" PVC contraption to the LOWER/LEFT in your pictures. It looks like some sort of drain mishap. Short section of 2" pipe with caps on each end and vinyl tubing going in and out...
  5. Thread: Our shop system

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    Could you please describe the 2" PVC thing at the...

    Could you please describe the 2" PVC thing at the lower/left. I'm interested to know the working behind that.
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    It's pretty simple. Did this require an...

    It's pretty simple. Did this require an inspection? If so, did you pass?

    Why bash a guy for doing a hell of a job on the AC install. Great work deserves praise, not nitpicking and badgering.
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    I'm a little confused. A delivery driver hit it?...

    I'm a little confused. A delivery driver hit it? By the looks of that picture, the delivery driver must have veered a little too far from the road!
  8. Thread: PRIDE

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    Hedrash, where do you find a p-trap with water in...

    Hedrash, where do you find a p-trap with water in the winter?
  9. Thread: Warranty call?

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    I would assume that those wires were victim to...

    I would assume that those wires were victim to the fire that was likely present when the high voltage wires did their thing.
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    Thanks for the clarification jtrammel. As you can...

    Thanks for the clarification jtrammel. As you can tell, I'm still figuring things out as I go along.
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    I would assume that the sloping only matters as a...

    I would assume that the sloping only matters as a means for providing an escape for condensation/rain water within the flue pipe itself. I would also assume that if you used a vertical termination of...
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    Slick looking install. I would have been hit for...

    Slick looking install. I would have been hit for no auxiliary drain switch.

    I guess the flue can run horizontal in an area where there is no choice. I was taught that no less than 75% of the flue...
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  14. Thread: New shop..

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    Looks like typical pole barn construction to me....

    Looks like typical pole barn construction to me. If so, the concrete is poured after the structure is built.

    I would seriously consider closed cell foam insulation if it's something that fits the...
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    Whoever took the third picture (the one from...

    Whoever took the third picture (the one from directly below) has balls. I wouldn't stand under that death trap on a bet.

    Nice little cluster %#*!
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    Ok, I have to ask. What in the heck in that coil...

    Ok, I have to ask. What in the heck in that coil below the indoor unit? A second evaporator?
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    I couldn't agree more. I installed hundreds of...

    I couldn't agree more. I installed hundreds of systems before I ever heard the word "micron" let alone put my hands on a micron gauge. Some of those systems ran for 20 years before being replaced.
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    What voltage is supplied to the pump?

    What voltage is supplied to the pump?
  19. Gross. I would have a hard time not getting on...

    Gross. I would have a hard time not getting on that customer's case about that house. I have zero respect for slobs.
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    What's wrong with using black zip ties?

    What's wrong with using black zip ties?
  21. Thread: Time bomb

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    Looks like it's been ticking for a long time

    Looks like it's been ticking for a long time
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    If the installer did such a terrible job, who's...

    If the installer did such a terrible job, who's to say this unit was ever even registered. There may not be any warranty at all at this point.
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    R-410A is a zeotropic blend that needs to be...

    R-410A is a zeotropic blend that needs to be charged as a liquid in order to achieve a truly even blend.
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    Never charge 410a as a gas, ever.

    Never charge 410a as a gas, ever.
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    Haven't posted in a while. Simple ductless

    That system will run continuously. No winter break.

    Most server/low voltage rooms I deal with will hit 120* in a heart beat if the mini goes down, no matter what time of year it is.

    Of...
  26. Thread: More heat!

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    No biggie. Rub it down with some Emory cloth and...

    No biggie. Rub it down with some Emory cloth and make it look beautiful.

    Can't see it from my house.
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    S Lock and Standing S

    We use standing S's on any 20" and larger. Like others have already said, they're tougher and more rigid than a flat S.

    Why would you need a flat S deeper than 1"?

    As for cutting any of this...
  28. I break the compressor control on freeze switches...

    I break the compressor control on freeze switches always.

    No need to mess with the reversing valve. The coil will thaw properly so long as the blower motor continues to run (as is the case when...
  29. Thread: Fort Knox

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    The funniest part of the whole thing is that it...

    The funniest part of the whole thing is that it will not stop a real thief.
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    Those sweat joints look like crap

    Those sweat joints look like crap
  31. Thread: Bulbous fail

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    I've seen a couple tranes done the same way that...

    I've seen a couple tranes done the same way that had a txv issue.

    I just assumed it was one of those after 5pm jobs that never was revisited to correct.
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  33. Thread: Capacitor

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    I must have a run cap bandit in my neck of the...

    I must have a run cap bandit in my neck of the woods. I'm constantly having to remove excessive electrical tape, cardboard capacitor boxes, etc from the units I service.

    What really gets me...
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    I like the line cover. What brand are those?

    I like the line cover. What brand are those?
  35. Thread: Idiot....

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    The first home I bought had a bonus room above my...

    The first home I bought had a bonus room above my daughters' rooms. The house had only one system and was dripping from the auxiliary.

    I searched for the hookup under the girls' bathroom sink....
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    I've been looking for one of those sets that...

    I've been looking for one of those sets that includes a schrader adapter as well....
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    What kind of a deck has batts on the under side?

    What kind of a deck has batts on the under side?
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    Hopefully all the warranty claims will result in...

    Hopefully all the warranty claims will result in York issuing a recall if it is indeed a funky board issue.
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    Yes

    Yes
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    York defrost control board

    I've replaced 4 defrost control boards in the last year on York units less than two years old. Model YHJF42S41S5A is the latest.

    I'm getting 24v between Y and C at the incoming terminals on the...
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    The OP did exactly what 100% of us do. He sweated...

    The OP did exactly what 100% of us do. He sweated copper to an air handler before pressure testing. I don't see this being his fault in any way. I'd go to Gemaire and speak to the manager. Tell him...
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    I can't see why anybody would toss pieces of...

    I can't see why anybody would toss pieces of silfos unless they're not the one paying for it in the first place.
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    How would you change the blower in this?

    I changed a blower in a Lennox last year that was in a 1930s house near Waco, Tx. This house had a TINY attic. Maybe 4' from joists to ridge beam. As you can imagine, not much space to work in.
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    I'm 32 as well and feel exactly like you do. It...

    I'm 32 as well and feel exactly like you do. It was so simple back when all we had to do was show up and follow directions. Much tougher being in charge.
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    I don't know how the title came up as...

    I don't know how the title came up as "depressed". It's supposed to say "separated"
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    Two installs depressed by 17 years

    I installed the original system 17 years ago while I was still just a high schooler working for dad in the summers.

    It's a Bryant 3 ton electric heat w/ straight cool condenser.

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    17...
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    Your white armaflex scared me for a second! I...

    Your white armaflex scared me for a second! I thought you had frosty lines.
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    I don't think this guy understands the way this...

    I don't think this guy understands the way this device is constructed.

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    I hope these pictures help. Once you use one, you'll never do it any other way.
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    Never seen a concentric kit before?

    Never seen a concentric kit before?
  50. The Nest thermostat is the lipstick this install needed

    Nest can kiss my rear
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