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    Reading amps

    Sorry for the rookie question, but I have never been able to get a straight answer.

    Went to a no heat call tonight. Thermostat was turned off but blower was still running, I take off panels and...
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    I particularly like the needless use of 90’s in...

    I particularly like the needless use of 90’s in the liquid line.
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    All that, and i'll bet all the customer needed...

    All that, and i'll bet all the customer needed was a run cap. hahaha
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    Wheel appeared fine. Straight. No vibration.

    Wheel appeared fine. Straight. No vibration.
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    Yes. It is a GCS16. Sorry, typo. Anyhow yes...

    Yes. It is a GCS16. Sorry, typo. Anyhow yes the nameplate calls for a 3/4 hp motor. I removed a Century 3/4 hp 1075 3 speed motor rated for 4 amps. I don't know what was in it before that.
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    Blower Motor Failures

    No cool call at a hair salon. Failure was the blower motor. Unit is a Lennox GCS18-060-75-4Y. Customer stated that she has been at this location for 3 years and has had to replace this motor every...
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    That dip in the condensate line serves as the...

    That dip in the condensate line serves as the trap.
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    Yup!

    Yup!
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    New way to save 1000's on your power bill!

    I took this picture while standing on a busy sidewalk! It must be safe though, green wire is only a ground right? pfft...
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    It may not have been internally insulated, but it...

    It may not have been internally insulated, but it is now.
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    That was the norm here for several years, 2...

    That was the norm here for several years, 2 story's usually have piss poor access. Very scary some of the time. I have turned jobs down because of it.
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    Advise for new gauges...

    I just bought a set of digital gauges. SMAN-4. I also got a set of hoses with the ball valve shut off. I have always carried two sets of analog gauges, one for r-22 and one for 410a. Both with low...
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    I appreciate all the responses. That gives we a...

    I appreciate all the responses. That gives we a lot to look at & consider. I understand how poor airflow would affect efficiency but could somebody explain how it would cause compressor failure?...
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    Shorted compressor question

    I had a call yesterday where a 2 year old 410a compressor was shorted to ground (Trane XB13). I checked it at the compressor terminals. It is a 5 ton split unit (cool only). I don’t have any history...
  15. Thread: candle soot

    by SinCityKid
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    Electric candles ...

    Electric candles

    http://www.batteryoperatedcandles.net/
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    Go home A/C, your drunk

    Came across this condenser the other day. Homeowner said he backed into it with a backhoe 9 years ago. Said he has never had 1 problem with it and it worked well. I was there to work on the other...
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    ahhh. that makes sense. Thx

    ahhh. that makes sense. Thx
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    Fan motor mystery???

    I went to a no cool call yesterday. 5 ton ICP heat pump split unit. Owner said that nothing was running on the condensing unit so he hit the top of it with his fist and the fan began to run but not...
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    I'm not going to move it. But for my educational...

    I'm not going to move it. But for my educational sake isn't the high side pressure the same between the compressor and the metering device +\- a couple psi?
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    So just cut the old one out and sweat in a...

    So just cut the old one out and sweat in a Schrader valve for the Mars option? PITA for a simple valve. Thanks for the info though!
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    It is running like that. We have highs of 112 and...

    It is running like that. We have highs of 112 and lows at night are 95 so my options are limited. I like your suggestion of tapping into the service port for a temporary pressure switch and I will do...
  22. Thread: Microfarads

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    Microfarads

    Can anyone please explain to me exactly what a microfarad is and it's relationship to PSC motors and run caps in plain English. I know how to measure them on caps and match them to motors but that...
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    Pressure switch question...

    4 ton straight cool York condenser. 410a

    Mod#TCGF48S41S1A

    Ambient hit 112 last Saturday and unit shut down. When I got there I noticed the high pressure switch was open. Attached gauges and...
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    What problem did this cause that couldmt be...

    What problem did this cause that couldmt be covered by waranty?
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    condiot is conduit is conduit...

    Stopped for some Mexican food in San Diego. Looked up and saw this. For what it's worth the food was fricken delicious!

    369081369091369101
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    Help with Lennox condensing fan motor

    I need help determining the proper OFM & blade for 2 identical Lennox condensers (straight cool). I have a job at a bank repossessed house and someone stole both of the condensing fan motors and fan...
  27. The cap looks like it woulda fit right back in...

    The cap looks like it woulda fit right back in the hole.
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    I just noticed that they are using white wires...

    I just noticed that they are using white wires for the "hot legs". I suspect it doesn't really matter at that point...
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    Franken-Condenser

    Work with what ya got... I guess...

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  30. There's more than one way to wire a water heater

    GROUND optional...

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    Breaker Breaker one nine

    Just had to get a picture of this. Owner thought it was funny that I found it "so interesting".353381
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    Reversing Valve Education

    Yesterday I replaced a compressor on a 4 ton Trane heat pump (R22). Compressor had an open winding... anyway the change out went relatively smooth however I was only getting about a 10 degree split...
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    Rundawg that is twice you have bailed me out!...

    Rundawg that is twice you have bailed me out! Thank you sooooooooooo much!!!!!
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    Trane Schematic

    Can anyone please come up with a schematic for a Trane BWC060D100JA. The sticker is loooooooong gone.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Hahaha you funny. I was invited "through" the...

    Hahaha you funny. I was invited "through" the house to see about a possible job out back. I don't know how it is where you live but if I stop in the house and start putting my wrench on his equipment...
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    Water Heater Woes

    Walked through a house to access the backyard and came across this water heater. 2 draft hoods??? and that is electrical tape sealing the top of the flue pipe. I told the property owner we should...
  37. Thread: PEE-YEW

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    PEE-YEW

    Stopped for lunch and saw these apartments next door. Every condensate line is run into a sewer vent. No traps (not that it would help out here anyway).
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    Some more...

    Some more...
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    Contractor Awards

    Here are some photos that were sent to me. Not so much HVAC but definitely belong on the WOS.
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    I would be pi$$ed if that was my apartment...

    I would be pi$$ed if that was my apartment window...
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    Thick socks.

    Thick socks.
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    It is an older gas fireplace. Built with the...

    It is an older gas fireplace. Built with the house in 85. There is a gas valve to the side of the fireplace and a gas line that goes into the fireplace and it has little holes along the length of it....
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    Sand in fireplace

    Gas company came out to turn on the gas in a house the other day. I wasn’t there but they left a note saying I needed to cover the gas line in the fireplace with sand & I could then put the...
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    Here is a 28 second video from “Dr. Zarkloff”....

    Here is a 28 second video from “Dr. Zarkloff”. Consider this video when you take advise from him…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DznV2lyIyRA
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    Makes a great coat rack!

    Makes a great coat rack!
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    Well my textbook does say to vacuum it to 500...

    Well my textbook does say to vacuum it to 500 microns and we did cover that in the classroom, but when we actually did recovery out in the shop we just went off of Hg on our gauges.

    How long...
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    Micron Gauge

    The AC school I recently attended taught to go by Hg when evacuating a system. I can see from this website and others that a micron gauge should be used. My question is, do you just pump it down...
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    It's only a matter of time before he runs over...

    It's only a matter of time before he runs over that dog. Jackass...
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    Just remember… Your customer is a dirt bag. He...

    Just remember…

    Your customer is a dirt bag. He has proven this by the way he conducts his business. He has probably screwed people in the past and will continue to screw them in the future. His...
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    I do. I own several rental homes and it is part...

    I do. I own several rental homes and it is part of my annual inspection. It's been my experience that the valve will leak after testing it on an older unit so that is something to watch for, but...
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