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    Looks like the Fieldpiece, and robinaire.

    Looks like the Fieldpiece, and robinaire.
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    If it has not been used in a while sometimes it...

    If it has not been used in a while sometimes it takes 20 minutes for so of running before it will stop screaming. Also try changing the batteries
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    I would estimate 80% (being conservative) of the...

    I would estimate 80% (being conservative) of the popped caps I replace are also low on refrigerant.
  4. Thread: Bryant txv

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    I remember it as electronically commutated motor....

    I remember it as electronically commutated motor. I could be wrong
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    Did the capacitor fail because the system was...

    Did the capacitor fail because the system was undercharged or overcharged? Usually one year old capacitors don't fail for no reason.
  6. Thread: Fieldpiece SMAN4

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    I use the detachable hood off a PVC rain suit on...

    I use the detachable hood off a PVC rain suit on my testos just to be safe when it is anything worse than a light sprinkling rain. I don't know if it is waterproof but I don't feel like testing it....
  7. Thread: Bryant txv

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    Also if it does start metering reconnect the fan...

    Also if it does start metering reconnect the fan and disconnect the blower motor and watch the coil freeze. If it freezes unevenly it would show where the restriction.
  8. Thread: Bryant txv

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    I have an inside man at Carrier that I talked to...

    I have an inside man at Carrier that I talked to about it. He said they think it is clogged cap tubes and not txvs which would explain why they are still "bad" after replacing them. He told me to...
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    Megometer works great for checking the wires...

    Megometer works great for checking the wires especially when it's an intermittent short
  10. Thread: Drain line hack

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    The homeowner did this and wanted to keep it that...

    The homeowner did this and wanted to keep it that way because the 3/4 PVC kept clogging. The funning part is the garden hose reduces down twice to probably 3/8 to 1/2 or so. I was even going to fix...
  11. Thread: Drain line hack

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    Drain line hack

    501191
  12. Thread: Bryant txv

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    Same here

    Same here
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    I'm glad it's not just us.

    I'm glad it's not just us.
  14. Thread: Bryant txv

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    Bryant txv

    Has anyone had issues with new under a year old) Bryant txvs going bad? We have had a ridiculous amount recently. My suspicion is poor install practices but wanted to see if anyone else has had any.
  15. Thread: drain line

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    We just got the nucalgon drain sucker

    We just got the nucalgon drain sucker
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    Yellow jacket leak detector

    Does Anyone have any input on the accuprobe 2 or accuprobe uv for 410a leaks? Are the the same other than the uv?
  17. Thread: Test 550 hook fix

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    If you send it in they will replace it with a...

    If you send it in they will replace it with a much more heavy duty hook. Also if you call them they will send you the cheap hooks for free.
  18. Thread: Humidifier fail

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    Humidifier fail

    491011 humidistat mounted to the wall in the basement next to the washing machine.
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    Got 1/4-1/2 from lowes

    Got 1/4-1/2 from lowes
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    I have a Fieldpiece and the uei. I loved the uei...

    I have a Fieldpiece and the uei. I loved the uei until the mfd started reading higher that what it should. Every other tech in my company that has one had the same issue.
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    I believe you are supposed to block the top when...

    I believe you are supposed to block the top when charging with a txv so air can still pass through the coil to subcool the refrigerant.
  22. Thread: 2 stage heat pump

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    Trane uses two compressors on some, Bristol...

    Trane uses two compressors on some, Bristol compressors reverse, the newer copelands have an internal bypass and it receives 24v ac to the plug that changes to dc (in the plug) that closes the bypass...
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    Why would an employer provide extension cords and...

    Why would an employer provide extension cords and garden hoses and sprayers? IMO those are just as much tools as a nut driver. Don't get me wrong, it would be nice if they did but I have never heard...
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    Both

    Both
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    Which stat is it?

    Which stat is it?
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    Yesterday I bumped one from 5psi to 45 or so....

    Yesterday I bumped one from 5psi to 45 or so. Poor install is the case with out units from a few years ago. We sub the loop out and the guys we used is now in jail for whatever reason. So far the two...
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    Just about every geo I go on needs water added....

    Just about every geo I go on needs water added. It doesn't take a lot of water loss to have pressure drop. We bought a loop pressurization tool and started pumping them up and checking for leaks...
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    That is my point. Humidity effects charge.

    That is my point. Humidity effects charge.
  29. Thread: Climatemaster TXV

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    I have had two recently that have had bad txvs....

    I have had two recently that have had bad txvs. Actually one was today who's his why I found this post. Both of them had really high super heat and really high subcool. I had a low temp rise but...
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    Why do you need wet bulb temp to determine target...

    Why do you need wet bulb temp to determine target superheat?
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    I do all of that when I have to do ac tune ups,...

    I do all of that when I have to do ac tune ups, But the humidity plays a big part of checking charge and we are not going to be able to simulate that. Today it was 25-35 degrees tomorrow will be a...
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    Start wire amps x 2652 divided by the volts...

    Start wire amps x 2652 divided by the volts across cap
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    Low outdoor ambient

    What is the minimum temperature an a/c should be ran without a crankcase heater? I think it is a rip off to do ac tune ups when it is cold out but would like to have published info about this
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    There is probably 15 guys at my shop that have...

    There is probably 15 guys at my shop that have the uei and most hate it.
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    The tekmate with the new (blue) sensor works good...

    The tekmate with the new (blue) sensor works good for 410 and 22. I have been going to it over my $350 infrared detector.
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    You should still be able to use your hoses on...

    You should still be able to use your hoses on them but to remove them you actually have to unscrew the whole stub
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    I know. My bad,I meant to quote the other guys...

    I know. My bad,I meant to quote the other guys post.
  38. Thread: Heat pump defrost

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    I mainly work on Bryant, trane, goodman if that...

    I mainly work on Bryant, trane, goodman if that helps. I wish I had one I could test. I know in cooling o is energized at the t stat. In my mind in defrost there would only be 24v coming out of the...
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    X13 motors can be dialed to for proper cfm based...

    X13 motors can be dialed to for proper cfm based on static like anything else. If your furnace is over heating then it's not on the right speed. Properly set up there should be no issue.
  40. Thread: Heat pump defrost

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    Heat pump defrost

    When a heat pump is in defrost can you measure 24v at the O terminal in the air handler? Or can 24 v only be measure at the reversing valve?
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    What is the average temp in the winter?

    What is the average temp in the winter?
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    No 12 yr old trane that had one

    No 12 yr old trane that had one
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    Haha wow I can't believe I didn't catch that. I...

    Haha wow I can't believe I didn't catch that. I had one a while back tripping high limit causing that as well. Took a while to figure out because it was a geothermal with Bryant gas furnace back up.
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    I had a one year old nest stat today sending 14...

    I had a one year old nest stat today sending 14 volts to the reversing valve in heating mode on a trane. Solenoid was making a hell of a racquet. Customer talked to whole time I was troubleshooting...
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    What is an emi?

    What is an emi?
  46. Thread: New tranes

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    What do you find wrong with carrier heat...

    What do you find wrong with carrier heat exchanger? I don't see much other than the occasional rotten secondary. No exaggeration just about every trane 90% age 2 and up is cracked in that same spot....
  47. Thread: New tranes

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    Heat exchangers crack after about a year. Design...

    Heat exchangers crack after about a year. Design of the crimp under the burner entry is the issue. Mostly on 90%ers but also on 80%.469491
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    That was my first thought

    That was my first thought
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    People want to hear that it is fine. If another...

    People want to hear that it is fine. If another company tells them it is that's usually what they will go with even when you show them the issue. When ever we have another company come out and say...
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    I go on ALOT of calls where it is throwing a...

    I go on ALOT of calls where it is throwing a pressure switch code. It's usually not the switch and using my manometer I Am pointed in the directionof the problem. We don't carry universals. It's...
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