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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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