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    I can get a pic later, but the shrouded vent...

    I can get a pic later, but the shrouded vent opening is 2.5-3' above the roofline. I was thinking about putting a CO detector in the attic (I already have two on the 2nd floor) but I think it will go...
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    Attic ventilation with gas furnace in attic

    I just had a new roof put on my 1910 home. Previous to this new roof there was no attic ventilation and 2 years ago a gas furnace/AH was installed in the attic for HVAC on the second floor. The...
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    This goodman unit has a fixed orifice metering...

    This goodman unit has a fixed orifice metering device. Would the freezing with the colder outside temp be indicitive of a low charge?
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    No no, 59psi suction side

    No no, 59psi suction side
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    Cause of freezing suction line?

    Yesterdays measurement - 76 and sunny

    Suction side is 59psi
    Liquid is 175psi

    Return air temp - 76
    Register temp - 60

    Condenser air in temp - 76
    Condenser air out - 86
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    UPDATE Using my new CPS LS-790B leak seeker I...

    UPDATE

    Using my new CPS LS-790B leak seeker I located the leak in the basement unit. There is a blob of solder on the evaporator side of the suction line where it connects to the evaporator coil...
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    Sketchy AC guys

    Please read the backstory from last years post first. (6-4-2008 below)

    UPDATE

    7-5-08

    After last years debacle I decided to get my EPA 608 certification and a set of manifold gauges as well...
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    Taking matters into my own hands ...

    Taking matters into my own hands

    http://www.hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=173355
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    Charging own AC

    I just got my EPA 608 cert and picked up a 30lb tank of r22 ($Removed) and a guage manifold set.

    How do I go about charging up my own unit, i am only seeing a 14* split when it is over 90* out?
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    According to the guy I bought the house phone the...

    According to the guy I bought the house phone the guy who started the job (low bidder #1) stopped showing up. He then hired somebody else to finish the job (low bidder #2).
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    Down a outside chase (false gutter downspout), is...

    Down a outside chase (false gutter downspout), is that why the line does not sweat because it is so hot? The basement unit is only outside for maybe 3 feet and the rest in the ice cold basement.
    ...
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    Well yesterday was a good test, 97 with like 80%...

    Well yesterday was a good test, 97 with like 80% humidity. Upstairs return air was 77 and register was 63, it got it down to 72 up there but it took hours. The attic where the airhandler is was over...
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    Read it all, looks like PAV is a waste of money...

    Read it all, looks like PAV is a waste of money in general besides being dangerous with a attic furnace. I wish my roofer knew that.
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    I ask alot of questions and the guy was...

    I ask alot of questions and the guy was honest...at least about his costs. He made 5x almost 6x over his cost on the R22. With that kind of profit, he could fill ballons with it for fun and do ok.
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    We were burning up in the house, so I picked the...

    We were burning up in the house, so I picked the ad from the phonebook that said 24/7 service, same price.
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    Thank you. This guy is actually the owner of the...

    Thank you. This guy is actually the owner of the "company" :D
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    Funny enough I did not pay him at all yet. I had...

    Funny enough I did not pay him at all yet. I had some money in escrow and i am waiting for the lawyer to release it to pay him.

    I just spoke with the Lawyer and they are sending out the check...
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    LOL the one guy did smoke like 20 cigs in the...

    LOL the one guy did smoke like 20 cigs in the time they were there...I am still picking up the butts from my lawn. They had a license # on their bill and their truck had the company name on it. I...
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    Oh yes I agree, but that did not seem to phase...

    Oh yes I agree, but that did not seem to phase him.
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    Thanks Brian. i am sure what I saw would be hard...

    Thanks Brian. i am sure what I saw would be hard to believe if you did not see it with your own eyes.

    The guy told me he pays under two hundred for a 30lb tank at the local supply house. He more...
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    I agree that is why I have hired the top HVAC...

    I agree that is why I have hired the top HVAC company in the area to come out and give me an estimate on repair and or replacement. I am actually afraid to call back these guy's and take them up on...
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    They did dump 16 lbs or so of R22. They did not...

    They did dump 16 lbs or so of R22. They did not use a pump, just a 30lb tank of R22. I picked it up and read the label. I was with them the entire time they worked, I am sure they hated that. I know...
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    I could not find the thread :confused:

    I could not find the thread :confused:
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    Thanks, I am in Mahwah, NJ. I do not plan on...

    Thanks, I am in Mahwah, NJ.

    I do not plan on replacing equipment, but every company I have called have groaned when I mention I have goodman equipment.
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    Attic fan with furnace in attic

    My roofer wants to install an attic fan to keep the temps down up there. The house was built in 1910 and there is no ventilation up there now. The was an opening above the fascia board, but I had it...
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