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    You mean we only get one day? There are 2-3 a...

    You mean we only get one day? There are 2-3 a week I feel that way!
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    LOL Considering I wouldn't use CO2 myself for...

    LOL Considering I wouldn't use CO2 myself for pressurizing a system, that leaves the only use of this thing to blowing out coils and condensation lines... So, do yourself a favor, considering just...
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    My original stuff... Filter Clean? condition of...

    My original stuff... Filter Clean? condition of both coils? Condition of duct work in attic (any open ducting, is it insulated and/or covered)... plus everything you said :)
  4. Lol I know, I am on vacation, so you can...

    Lol I know, I am on vacation, so you can understand why I'm not eager to drive on over and get that for you hehehe... I'll see if anyone addressed it on Monday, and if not I'll go get some data for...
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    If everything else is running and the filter is...

    If everything else is running and the filter is clean, then my bet is on either A. the Blower motor/capacitor, dirty squirrel cage (blades) or B. Clogged evaporator coil, (or perhaps both)...
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    I think all would agree more information is...

    I think all would agree more information is needed but from what you have described so far in my personal opinion, there is probably some issue with the AC. Some questions you might want to gather...
  7. Hi Kelly- Besides insisting they go in the...

    Hi Kelly-

    Besides insisting they go in the ATTIC (yes its hot up there but it just has to be done) to tape/seal all those openings in the duct- have them check and make sure your ductwork is...
  8. Genduct: If I misunderstood your statement, I...

    Genduct: If I misunderstood your statement, I apologize, but did you mean the condensation would be up in the soffit running back? Not sure, but it appears that its forming on the ducting tree...
  9. Hmmm... I'll try to answer them all (lol) hope I...

    Hmmm... I'll try to answer them all (lol) hope I don't miss anyone. Filter is new, Evap is suprisingly clean for a 40+yr old unit, I didn't check Delta right at the coil but the temp drop in the...
  10. Excessive Condensation on duct work after A.H.

    This isn't an uncommon problem in the Apt's where I work but I do have one unit which has excessive condensation forming on the duct tree right after the air-handler. It's so-much-so, that it's...
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    I have HEARD of ppl using Simple Green on evaps...

    I have HEARD of ppl using Simple Green on evaps but I heard from a friend who's been in the business a lot longer than me that it was NOT a good idea. If I remember right, it was something to the...
  12. Thread: Come on now?

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    I've seen better- Last year saw an air handler...

    I've seen better- Last year saw an air handler installed in an attic (original was in the utility closet, but new one was bigger) anyway they tied it into the existing duct work using what appeared...
  13. Really? That is encouraging news... They're...

    Really? That is encouraging news... They're small 1.5 and 2 ton 10 seer split units. is there any merit to pressure testing lineset/coil before a retrofit on this type of project or what do you...
  14. No, I apologize, if I might clarify, the main...

    No, I apologize, if I might clarify, the main reason was age and condition of many of them from lack of cleaning over the years or improper cleaning, poor coil condition, etc. My point to them all...
  15. We discussed this option at work but the two...

    We discussed this option at work but the two things that kept us from doing it are a) old coils (they're original, about 40yrs old) and b) the linesets. Linesets are barely large enough for the 22...
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    So far you make me feel competent. I have a...

    So far you make me feel competent. I have a fairly competent background in electronics (amateur radio operator, etc) but all of my knowledge is pretty much self-taught, so I'm always a little wary...
  17. I can definitely tell you 2 things: 1. Don't buy...

    I can definitely tell you 2 things: 1. Don't buy ANY detector used, and 2. Spend the money and get something good, NEW. I've bought 2 used ones on eBay so far, and had to return BOTH because they...
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    Capacitor question - settle an argument

    Hey Gang!

    Help me settle an argument... (a friendly one, lol) Anyway. When you're looking at the start/run caps in a condenser in general- if you check them and they're 1. in good physical...
  19. Wow... Thats almost as bad as the one I always...

    Wow... Thats almost as bad as the one I always hear (and hate) : "Can't see it from my house..."

    I used to think I was too anal or by the book but I am happy to see that the good people on...
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    Custom Duct-work

    I saw this on the below-referenced page and thought it was appropriate, if not humourous to share with you all!

    http://blu.stb.s-msn.com/i/7B/8A76351682E3797F3D88F51FF9BF0.jpg
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    Or, more precisely, to go pound sanded grout! ;)

    Or, more precisely, to go pound sanded grout! ;)
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    Lol I was carrying a tank of 22 today into an...

    Lol I was carrying a tank of 22 today into an apartment to charge the system and a lady asked me what I was using helium for?
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    Huffing? Really? I thought breathing...

    Huffing? Really? I thought breathing refrigerant would do you in!?? Guess I have a lot more to learn than I thought! LOL
  24. Lol you must have teenagers!

    Lol you must have teenagers!
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    I wouldn't use a power washer-. Especially if...

    I wouldn't use a power washer-. Especially if it's an aged unit. IT needs to be combed down and/or vacuumed gently to avoid damaging the fins. Then if the coil itself isn't clogged- a good rinse...
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    O M G I am not even reading ahead to see if...

    O M G I am not even reading ahead to see if anyone has addressed this... THATS YOUR outside coils? they're CRAP they need to be cleaned and not just brushed, I mean CLEANED that's just as...
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    Chris- I thought it helpful to mention that most...

    Chris- I thought it helpful to mention that most of the time, the same maintenance personnel that work during the day, are the same maintenance personnel that man the emergency on-call after hours....
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    I do Agree with you. Just out of curiosity, how...

    I do Agree with you. Just out of curiosity, how many maintenance personnel do they have for 500 units? Where I work we have about 750 units, 4 guys (2 are certified, i'm one of them but I just got...
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    Your reply to his answer says more than you know....

    Your reply to his answer says more than you know.

    Sorry to sound snippy but think about it bro. re-read his response.
  30. I work with a guy who when he brazes a system in ...

    I work with a guy who when he brazes a system in he pulls it to vacuum and lets it sit to watch for leaks. While I'm green and lots of 'veterans' say this isn't proper practice (they say the nitro...
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    Well I want to say a couple things from...

    Well I want to say a couple things from experience.

    Everything you've described (and pictured mostly) is nearly identical to the apartments where I work. Your evap is dirty and the squirrel...
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    I got suckered into a windows phone :( Someone...

    I got suckered into a windows phone :( Someone wrote an HVAC app for it but it's like $10 and it has less than good reviews... so I was afraid to buy it. I don't suppose you're ever gonna...
  33. Thread: New To HVAC

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    [QUOTE=yellowirenut;10623852]For me they are well...

    [QUOTE=yellowirenut;10623852]For me they are well worth the cost..definite time savor and grater accuracy.
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    Do they gather temperature too and offer any calculation options - such as...
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    Are you sure your air is working? Mine would...

    Are you sure your air is working? Mine would follow me to hell as long as I keep the AC running!
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    LOL I was going to ask that, but I thought it was...

    LOL I was going to ask that, but I thought it was too obvious. My main concern is if you were using an acid you don't want it sprayed all over (especially on you!)
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    Shouldn't ozone eliminate most odors? A waxy...

    Shouldn't ozone eliminate most odors? A waxy crayon smell to me seems like it's a possible electrical smell- not burning wires so much as maybe a leaky cap or a slight rubbing or something? It...
  37. Thread: Cornbread

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    Duh I should have thought of that! Thanks! ...

    Duh I should have thought of that! Thanks! Shortening makes better chocolate chip cookies than plain ole butter, so why not in cornbread (oil too) I don't care anyway if it's good for me, i don't...
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    How very tragic! It looks like they're still...

    How very tragic! It looks like they're still investigating but from the initial account it just appears to be a terrible accident. This is just another one of those examples of why each and every...
  39. Thread: Cornbread

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    I LOVE cornbread and even better with the...

    I LOVE cornbread and even better with the jalapenos in it. Here's my problem: I usually use the jiffy mix (partly lazy, partly because I don't have a good scratch recipe) but honestly, all jiffy...
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    Good luck and let us know how it works. We use...

    Good luck and let us know how it works. We use those plugs at work for all sorts of stuff so I am familliar with them. They come in a variety of sizes- If you can't find one small enough the other...
  41. I can say from experience and agree with...

    I can say from experience and agree with everyone- it's not worth your health or safety to risk anything! All I can suggest is to have a camera or camera phone handy to take pictures of everything...
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    Wow! Now I don't feel bad about anything I've...

    Wow! Now I don't feel bad about anything I've ever found in my past. That by far is the worst box I have ever seen ever!
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    I was going to suggest something like the...

    I was going to suggest something like the following:

    http://www.drillspot.com/products/558770/cherne_industries_270528_mechanical_pipe_plug

    They sell them at places like Home Depot or Lowes-...
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    Hey Brian- I too am new to HVAC work and could...

    Hey Brian- I too am new to HVAC work and could benefit from this too. Here's what I carry so far:

    Set of JB gauges with low-loss valves (or at least get low-loss fittings)
    UEI hvac meter with...
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    Thanks! So far I'm overwhelmed by the vast...

    Thanks! So far I'm overwhelmed by the vast resources here but i look forward to interacting! There is so much to learn and I can't afford school right now (but i want to see about possibly online...
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    I recently condemned a compressor because no...

    I recently condemned a compressor because no matter what I did I couldn't get it to run. Long story short checked EVERYTHING from cap values to current draw, ohm readings on C R H terminals, etc. ...
  47. Most Pagans and earth-based religion followers do...

    Most Pagans and earth-based religion followers do not even believe in the devil. (At least all of the ones I know) There is one light/energy and it is neither good nor evil. The person who channels...
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    Yep! Pad of thumb on palm and touch thumb to...

    Yep! Pad of thumb on palm and touch thumb to each finger separately- Index is rare, middle is med rare, ring is medium, pinky is well. No self-respecting steak eater ever passes the middle finger...
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    Yellow- I have seen this method mentioned before...

    Yellow- I have seen this method mentioned before and now I want to try it- so you heat indirectly first then finish off on higher heat? I'm game and will definitely try it maybe this weekend! I...
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    Hmmm- it probably would work- it's just a much...

    Hmmm- it probably would work- it's just a much stronger vacuum than those 'seal a meal' things.. It's funny you say this because yesterday in work one of the guys was kidding around saying he...
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