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    Truth be told I usually eat out as well, too much...

    Truth be told I usually eat out as well, too much hassle in the morning to make a lunch. Wife won't make it... does the kids but not me. I don't want to look at food in the morning. Gotta knock off...
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    don't see how the blower is going to help. You...

    don't see how the blower is going to help. You can only move so much air through that crappy little ductwork. Gonna howl like a banshee through the door of the furnace, what with no return duct just...
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    What? No fish on Friday? For Shame....LOL :-)

    What? No fish on Friday? For Shame....LOL :-)
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    What happens when you develop a leak on a pilot...

    What happens when you develop a leak on a pilot line or old ball valve on a gas line close to the furnace. I think you are worried about nothing. Check out how many people have a propane tank off the...
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    "IMO, main cause of all these leaker's are,...

    "IMO, main cause of all these leaker's are, overheating when brazing....."

    I would tend to agree with you on this one. Gotta protect those valves when you are brazing on the line set. Some units...
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    "It's still a good practice to write down the...

    "It's still a good practice to write down the gross weight, so if it accidentally gets lost you can still figure it out by math. (accidentally touching a button, bumping the scale and causing the...
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    forget all the adding and subtracting when...

    forget all the adding and subtracting when weighing in charge, just hit the tare button on the scale when the bottle is on there and it will zero out. stop adding refer when it reaches the desired...
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    Why did I bother buying all the expensive...

    Why did I bother buying all the expensive equipment when all I need is an old vac pump, crappy gauge set and a jug of refer. No nitro, no vac gauge, no clue what he's doing to the system. LOL....
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    Why would you use it? R22 is still readily...

    Why would you use it? R22 is still readily available. All these drop in replacements seem to sell for the same price as 22 so why bother with the hassle. I have heard that it does give good...
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    " However this a fixed orifice or at least no TXV...

    " However this a fixed orifice or at least no TXV is showing on the outside of the A-Coil."

    Cmon man get a grip Most coils these days have the txv in the case not on the outside. Open up the damn...
  11. Thread: R410A

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    Leaks...valve stems, "a" coils, txv connections,...

    Leaks...valve stems, "a" coils, txv connections, reversing valves, line set itself. I have found leaks in all of these locations. If you are losing refrigerant it is leaking out somewhere. 8 out of...
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    Get your electrician back out there. Should be...

    Get your electrician back out there. Should be basic trouble shooting for a qualified electrician.
  13. 8 years is not a long time, sweating is due to...

    8 years is not a long time, sweating is due to humidity on cold pipes. Can't see your unit from here so can't say what if anything is wrong with it. Next time a tech comes out ask for the actual...
  14. Thread: r-22 retro

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    Right now R22 is the same price at my supplier as...

    Right now R22 is the same price at my supplier as the M0 99 replacement. Why would I use a replacement when 22 is available at the same price?
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    I've got a Ducane R22 heatpump that has exactly...

    I've got a Ducane R22 heatpump that has exactly the same symptoms, runs fine in A/C, in heat mode it is completely restricted, head pressure will rise to over 400 psi then shut down. No filter dryer...
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    If you have a matched coil on a 40' lineset I'd...

    If you have a matched coil on a 40' lineset I'd say you are about 15 oz undercharged. 40-15'=25' 25x.6oz per ft. = 15 oz. Being nearly a pound shy on a system this small is surely not going to work...
  17. Pretty standard firestopping on a "B" vent.......

    Pretty standard firestopping on a "B" vent.... It's not connected to the return air just code required firestop.
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    Stick with piston, energy savings are gonna be...

    Stick with piston, energy savings are gonna be marginal at best. Getting too many txv failures in the past year or so. Seem to go through batches that are fine, then boom, every other one seems to...
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    Agree, ya gotta use the piston that came with the...

    Agree, ya gotta use the piston that came with the condenser not the one in the coil, pretty common mistake with over sized coils.
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    I would be inclined to put in some extra attic...

    I would be inclined to put in some extra attic ventilation, why fight against all the heat in the attic, get rid of it. Cut a thermostatically controlled attic fan into the roof. Set it to 100...
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    I agree with Beenthere, at 12 dg sh and 10 dg sc....

    I agree with Beenthere, at 12 dg sh and 10 dg sc. I wouldn't want to condem a txv. Check the rating on your outdoor unit. A lot of times it will list the desired subcool on it. 10 sounds about right...
  22. 2 hour vac down. Just be sure to get to at least...

    2 hour vac down. Just be sure to get to at least 500 microns and holds. Length of vac time means nothing if the system is not tight.
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    Now the big trick is to keep it that way, good...

    Now the big trick is to keep it that way, good luck if your anything like me. I will say pimping out your ride is always a good motivation to work. I always like working when the van and shop are...
  24. This moron actually cut out the side of the...

    This moron actually cut out the side of the furnace for the return drop? Should have been a clue when all he saw in there was heat exchanger. Must have not noticed that there was no fan in there....
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    Agreed, 35 pages must be a record post. I would...

    Agreed, 35 pages must be a record post. I would think you could take an apprentiship and fix it yourself during this time period LOL. You've certainly learned more about a/c than a lot of the clowns...
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    Lot of the Geo's we have done have to have the...

    Lot of the Geo's we have done have to have the evap coil washed down with "Dawn" before using in order to remove any manufacturing oil on the coils. If you don't you won't get good drainage into the...
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    Can't wait for the outcome of this install, like...

    Can't wait for the outcome of this install, like a season ending cliff hanger. Keep us posted....

    You now no more about A/C than most of the people working for me..LOL

    Great to see a homeowner...
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    Morons are us

    Had a beauty today, will post pics when I go back to repair. A/C on a counterflow furnace. Home owner calls saying not sure if it is cooling right. Condensor was a bit dirty, went into house to check...
  29. Right on Airmechanical.... I hate posts like...

    Right on Airmechanical.... I hate posts like this, if the horse is dead it's time to dismount. You are always going to have the replace don't replace debate. It's creation and evolution argument. You...
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    Most manufacturer manuals say" Not to be used as...

    Most manufacturer manuals say" Not to be used as a construction heater" In my area I refuse to run them until home is completed. If the drywaller/painter needs heat either the contractor or the...
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    Bull, won't hurt the coil a bit, as stated it is...

    Bull, won't hurt the coil a bit, as stated it is no ac mode not heating. Don't see any install instructions stating duct sensor needed.
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    Don't envy you mate, been there and done that,...

    Don't envy you mate, been there and done that, got the sore back to prove it. Nasty piece of work. Unit was working fine just cost a couple of grand a month to heat the house. What's really scary is...
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    As stated unit probably wired wrong, fossil fuel...

    As stated unit probably wired wrong, fossil fuel kit should bring on the furnace during defrost to temper the air. I would change to the honeywell 8300 with outdoor probe to lock out the hpump and...
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    Agreed sounds like a gas pressure problem. I...

    Agreed sounds like a gas pressure problem. I would say that the gas is not being properly directed to the spark. Have seen this problem before and gas pressure either high or low was the problem....
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    Agreed, heat pump will almost always be more...

    Agreed, heat pump will almost always be more efficient than electric strip. Try letting the Tstat control when aux comes on. Lock out the outdoor probe and see how well that works. Aux should only...
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    110 cfm if duct is sized right.

    110 cfm if duct is sized right.
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    Could be a little bit of delayed ignition...

    Could be a little bit of delayed ignition allowing the gas to come on for a second or two before ignition. If there is any leakage around the return air on the furnace, could be sucking it in and...
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    As for not trusting weighing in charge. I think...

    As for not trusting weighing in charge. I think it is the most accurate way to do it in the winter. Hard to get a real good load on the system unless you are going to crank the heating up to 80+ in...
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    Easy solution, put a thermostatically controlled...

    Easy solution, put a thermostatically controlled electric heater in the kids room. I would also have the tech remove the take offs for these 2 runs and see if there is any air coming out at that...
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    I will inspect your furnace for any problems on a...

    I will inspect your furnace for any problems on a no heat call and repair the problem but don't ask me to clean it unless you are willing to pay extra for it. When I take my car in for repairs they...
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    Why couldn't you do a brief start up in the...

    Why couldn't you do a brief start up in the winter on AC? Is that not what happens when your Heatpump goes into defrost? As far as holding back on payment. Sorry mate not on my watch, if you don't...
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    Use a Honeywell T8300 stat with outdoor probe and...

    Use a Honeywell T8300 stat with outdoor probe and just lock the heat strips out at the lowest temperature available. Don't know what your climate is but if it is fairly moderate this should work for...
  43. Just like the communist system, everyone is equal...

    Just like the communist system, everyone is equal only some are more equal than others LOL.

    Good Point MadeinUSA
  44. Send me an email , my address should be in my...

    Send me an email , my address should be in my profile. If not pdj at uniserve dot com will find me. I will see what I can do for you if you are not too far away from me. At least I can give you my...
  45. Have to agree with the orig. poster, I also have...

    Have to agree with the orig. poster, I also have installed Amana 80% and the burner noise is enough to drive you out of the house. Replace it with an American Standard, guarantee it will be...
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    Return trunk too expensive? Flex duct in this...

    Return trunk too expensive? Flex duct in this situation is a waste of time and money. Return duct will give far better flow charactoristics. As far as an HRV or ERV, it is not there for return on...
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    Can't see why the cost of repair should be a...

    Can't see why the cost of repair should be a factor, goodman offers 10 year parts warranty on their equipment.
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    There is a price to pay for the lower price of...

    There is a price to pay for the lower price of Goodman. Thinner sheetmetal is just one of the ways to cut down on costs. I also think their filter setup is a piece of crap. Set one of these down in...
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    Check the trap on the lines and make sure it has...

    Check the trap on the lines and make sure it has some water in it, that will stop any air coming out of the lines. As far as mastic, I think foil tape will probably do as good a job.
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    Have installed a few of the newer Goodman/Amana...

    Have installed a few of the newer Goodman/Amana units. I really don't care for them. Found them to be really noisy, burners and inducer motor. Have gone back to installing American Standard...
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