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    It's a 3 ton heat pump. The basement is 30x15, 8...

    It's a 3 ton heat pump. The basement is 30x15, 8 feet high.
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    See if the unit has split coils, some even are 3...

    See if the unit has split coils, some even are 3 rows deep. Can't recall any intellipacks having 3 rows but make sure.
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    Cool whip your from s.e. mich? Who doyou work fo...

    Cool whip your from s.e. mich? Who doyou work fo r?
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    What do you guys think?

    The salesman wants me to install a condenser in the basement of a commercial building. No air flow, no windows, no make up air???? I think he's nuts. Oh and it's a heat pump. I'm just venting...
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    It could be any of those problems you mentioned....

    It could be any of those problems you mentioned. It might be time to call in a pro before you end up being the power head for the valve... all winter long
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    Must have been lowest bidder.

    Must have been lowest bidder.
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    A fan cycler should be used when the compressor...

    A fan cycler should be used when the compressor will run in low ambient conditions to keep the saturation temperature in the condenser up.
  8. Thread: On call pay

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    We get 1 hour a day for everyday were on call....

    We get 1 hour a day for everyday were on call. Thats at regular pay, then if we get called out we get 1.5 time for after hours and double time on Sunday. thats the unions rule.
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    I agree with milk-man you should call in a pro...

    I agree with milk-man you should call in a pro now, before you have to call one on the weekend.
  10. Thread: Steamer issue

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    Steamer issue

    Which stat would you guys recommened for steam boiler. I would like one that i can set up the anticipator. The pressure switch seams like its working fine when the pipes are cold but when pipes are...
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    Same.

    Same.
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    Duplicate and No *.

    Duplicate and No *.
  13. Thread: membership

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    membership

    Where do I go to become a pro member?
  14. Thread: heat pump help

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    Ok I'm going pro

    Ok I'm going pro
  15. Thread: heat pump help

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    I'm not a diy, never really looked into becoming...

    I'm not a diy, never really looked into becoming a pro member. Fyi I have been service tech for 10 years, and dont do much residential and have only worked on a heat pump 1 or 2 times.
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    Hartford, YES

    Hartford, YES
  17. Thread: heat pump help

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    heat pump help

    Heat pump help, I'm trying to walk my buddy thru wiring a heat pump over the phone. It's a 2 stage Ruud furnace with a heat pump outdoors air/air.
    I'm not a heat pump gut but I told him that the...
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    It was under warranty, and it's a buddies house...

    It was under warranty, and it's a buddies house so for some good food and laughs it was worth it
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    It was under warrenty, and it's a buddies house...

    It was under warrenty, and it's a buddies house so for some good food and laughs it was worth it.
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    It is an Arcoaire model: NUG, 100,000 btu 90% ...

    It is an Arcoaire model: NUG, 100,000 btu 90%
    It took me almost 6 hrs with stopping every 10-15 minutes and talking with the homeowner. Now I remember why I dont care for residential work that...
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    Heat Exch.. change out time

    How long should it take to change out a primary and secondary heat exchanger in a residential unit?
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    You may as well get a bid to zone the basement...

    You may as well get a bid to zone the basement and main floor while your at it. Also dont let the size of equipment choose you/ each manufacture has different sizes you choose the one thats right for...
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    I dont think its a resriction with that back...

    I dont think its a resriction with that back pressure, check your coil for dirt????
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    How about an AUX switch.

    How about an AUX switch.
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    REALLY????

    REALLY????
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    The oil pressure safety is reading crank pressure...

    The oil pressure safety is reading crank pressure not net oil pressure. Thats why its tripping the oil safety (I think), Also you should see if this has a pump down system in place if it does not try...
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    Pull the head and look at the top of the piston,...

    Pull the head and look at the top of the piston, it might be twisted.
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    See if the tech can check the compressor, to see...

    See if the tech can check the compressor, to see if it is pumping to capacity.
  29. Thread: Micron gauge

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    You may want to poor some rubbing alcohol in the...

    You may want to poor some rubbing alcohol in the connection ports to clean the sensor off of the VG64 and let it dry before using again.
  30. If you are calling it "FREON" you need to call...

    If you are calling it "FREON" you need to call someone, and pay for their services before you get frost bite on your fingers.
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    unloaders 06E compressor

    When is the best time to set the unloaders? I'm working on a 06E compressor
    with 2 heads that unload (mechanical unloaders). I've heard it two ways with a lot of load and with little load. What do...
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    You need a TXV to throttle the refrigerant....

    You need a TXV to throttle the refrigerant. Unless you bought less than a new 13 seer condensor.?
  33. Thread: armstrong txv

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    I think Lennox owns Armstrong they might be able...

    I think Lennox owns Armstrong they might be able to help.
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    I think so; I've had mine for a while and I have...

    I think so; I've had mine for a while and I have had no problems with it. knock on wood
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    I'm going to think out loud on this one, kink in...

    I'm going to think out loud on this one, kink in a line, TXV power head, compressor breaking up inside lodging debrie in metering device, liquid line valve, service valves not back seated or broke.
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    Robo, I take it you've seen this before. Also...

    Robo, I take it you've seen this before. Also that make sense since the 1st and 2nd stage were tied together. Why??? I have no idea (LOW BID) I guess.
    I'm going to check with Trane but do you think...
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    what do you think happened???

    Went on a call today and saw 2 compressors blown out at electrical pins, 2 contactors welded shut, all wires burnt, oil all over the door from the compressors, but the fuses did not open up.
    Trane ...
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    Are the condensor fans spinning the right way?...

    Are the condensor fans spinning the right way? Also if a fan is not running and is pinwheeling backwards, it will make the head pressure go up. Just food for thought.
  39. Thread: 410A

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    410A

    I was told that no matter how good of a vacuum you have you cannot get moisture out of 410A (poe oil). Is this a true statement?... What ever happened to good old mineral oil.
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    Do you work in HVAC field.

    Do you work in HVAC field.
  41. Thread: trane rtu

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    what do you mean nothing on hpc is it closed or...

    what do you mean nothing on hpc is it closed or open.
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    Take the bulb and hold it in your hands, the TXV...

    Take the bulb and hold it in your hands, the TXV should start rockin and rollin. If it doesnt start there.
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    Yes... water flow need to check there first.

    Yes... water flow need to check there first.
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    Thats right there are no "high eff" steamers out...

    Thats right there are no "high eff" steamers out there, the best thing to do is size the boiler for the radiators that you have. Also install a drop header in the main to get that little extra bit of...
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    No I'm not a homeowner. I checked subcooling...

    No I'm not a homeowner. I checked subcooling because I thought it had a txv, before I went inside.

    outdoor temp. 70
    return temp 80
    delta t on evap 19
    Also this residential equipment in an...
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    13 seer cond and 10 or less evap.

    What is the problem with this? Besides my findings today. Superheat 3 and Subcooling 19 and there is no TXV in the system. Head pressure around 175 and suction 70 psig.
  47. Try looking for panel coolers. They are designed...

    Try looking for panel coolers. They are designed to keep electrical panels cool.
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    Wow, thats good stuff

    Wow, thats good stuff
  49. Thread: txv adjustment

    by toptwo
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    it will take a few minutes to notice any...

    it will take a few minutes to notice any adjustments on a tev. the sensing bulb has to adjust to suction line temp. can take up to 15 min..
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    check the delta temp and squirrell cage because...

    check the delta temp and squirrell cage because they have been known to bust up and if thats ok i would say weak limit too.
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