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    First of all you need to determine why you have...

    First of all you need to determine why you have such a large heat loss and correct that issue. Secondly, increasing the size of the unit is worthless unless the duct work is sized and installed...
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    Yes the Greenspeed unit is considerably more...

    Yes the Greenspeed unit is considerably more money but it has an HSPF of 13 and the savings are amazing. One of our dealers installed 2 in his 5900 sq ft house and his highest bill, winter or summer,...
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    Over 40 years ago when I got into the union in...

    Over 40 years ago when I got into the union in Los Angeles I took all the tests, interviews etc. and then got a letter telling me I was number 4 on the " Caucasian" list. I called them up and said...
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    That is exactly the idea. Carrier wants those...

    That is exactly the idea. Carrier wants those units out of the field and is trying to make it as appealing to the ho to purchase a new unit.
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    Give me the model and s/n and I will tell you...

    Give me the model and s/n and I will tell you what the correct options are. Basically, if you decide on a new comp. it shouldn't cost you anything because Carrier will provide the comp., start...
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    The liq line should have been 3/8 as stated. That...

    The liq line should have been 3/8 as stated. That being said the real issue with the larger line size is the extra refrigerant in the line will cause the compressor to start under a heavier load (...
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    As of today (April 1, 2014 ) Carrier bulletin...

    As of today (April 1, 2014 ) Carrier bulletin SMB14-0025-1 gives the homeowner the option to have the compressor, and related start components, etc. replaced and the dealer gets $ towards the labor...
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    A few companies used line sets that were...

    A few companies used line sets that were corrigated at the ends to flex for installations and they were teflon lined inside. These worked ok for several years as cooling systems but, then people...
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    Carrier will not warrant it. Seen too many failed...

    Carrier will not warrant it. Seen too many failed compressors in the past couple of years when MO99 was used in dry, or repaired, units. Most techs here have taken it off their trucks and only use...
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    When the comp shuts off the high pressure is...

    When the comp shuts off the high pressure is feeding back into the shell of the compressor because the " toilet seat" or discharge flapper valve is letting the pressure flow back. Install a check...
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    Years ago when this was a more common issue...

    Years ago when this was a more common issue Carrier would not warrant the system unless both evap and cond unit and lineset were all replaced. Once the green slime is in the system it is almost...
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    Personally I would never use that crap. Heard of...

    Personally I would never use that crap. Heard of too many compressor failures afterwards. I have never had a leak in a system I could not locate and either repair or replace that component. All that...
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    If the noise is only on start up and then goes...

    If the noise is only on start up and then goes away I would say you need a cc htr. And if it is one of the Bristol comp. units I would make sure there is no floodback, especially when it shifts from...
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    There is a screw on the back of the H10 that...

    There is a screw on the back of the H10 that adjusts the heat sensor and you can turn it clockwise till it stops and then use it on R410. When finished, return it to its previous setting. Don't leave...
  15. Yep, wet rags AND cool gel.

    Yep, wet rags AND cool gel.
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    We have been selling the Truesteam units since...

    We have been selling the Truesteam units since they came out. They have made improvements that have cut down on the service calls however, if your have hard water and you ARE NOT using an RO system...
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    Charge it like you would any other system using...

    Charge it like you would any other system using either sub-cool if a txv system or superheat if a fixed orifice...or weigh it in and check both. Beware of the new r-22 some have butane/propane...
  18. Sounds like its just going into defrost and you...

    Sounds like its just going into defrost and you get cold blow. Are you sure the strip heaters are coming on during defrost? Put an amp meter on and check it.
  19. Have seen this occur before.May or may not be...

    Have seen this occur before.May or may not be something you did. Could have been a poor connection that finally lost continuity when you pressed a button or it could have just failed. Electronic...
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    Contact your Carrier dealer and have him install...

    Contact your Carrier dealer and have him install a mass dampner as a first step and then add vibration eliminators or pipe in an inverted U in the refrig. line if the dampner doesn't resolve it. Done...
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    The resistance should be close on all 3 legs....

    The resistance should be close on all 3 legs. Shorting any two leads simulates a short and will cause the rotor to either lock up or be very hard to rotate. Most issues with the ECM are with the...
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    After reading a few replies I decided not to read...

    After reading a few replies I decided not to read all of them and just jump to the end and add my 2cents worth. One of the very first things I was taught over 40 years ago was that the only way a...
  23. Have you shut the fan off and watched how the...

    Have you shut the fan off and watched how the frost forms on the coil? It should form a nice frost pattern across the coil surface and if there are areas without frost you have a restriction in that...
  24. Do you get any fault codes on your Infinity user...

    Do you get any fault codes on your Infinity user interface control? You say it is 73 degrees inside during the day when it is 90+ outside and 73 deg. at night. Sounds like the system is working okay...
  25. Thread: im in love

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    Threw my H10 away !!!!

    Threw my H10 away......





    after 35 years it stopped working....


    sent it in for repairs and .....
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    Some may not agree with me but, yes if the noise...

    Some may not agree with me but, yes if the noise cannot be resolved without replacing the compressor then you should get a new unit. I'm saying this as a homeowner myself but as a service manager and...
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    No, vibration absorbers are braided tubes that...

    No, vibration absorbers are braided tubes that would need to be installed in the copper lines. They provide a source for vibrations to be dampened. I would try the mass dampner that I listed before...
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    The new unit uses r410 refrigerant that operates...

    The new unit uses r410 refrigerant that operates at a much higher pressure than your old system. If the charge has been verified as correct I would possibly install either a vibration absorber or...
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    If there is a Carrier dealer or distributor near...

    If there is a Carrier dealer or distributor near you they can get the check valve. It doesn't make any difference which brand of unit you have it will work on any of them. The number is: EC31EZ212....
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    There is a flapper valve inside the compressor...

    There is a flapper valve inside the compressor that can leak high pressure back into the compressor shell until it equalizes. If you can imagine a toilet seat lid closing it is similar to that but it...
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    WE have sold many in the past and all the techs...

    WE have sold many in the past and all the techs like them alot. That being said, most are now buying the SMAN3 manifolds.
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    Or the HO decides to shut off some of the...

    Or the HO decides to shut off some of the registers in rooms they dont use so they can get more air to the other areas.
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    Perhaps I missed the part where it says the cond....

    Perhaps I missed the part where it says the cond. line was existing. If that is the case, IMHO, the installing co. should have checked to insure it would drain properly anyway and, if they installed...
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    I have repaired a few leaks in alum. cond coils...

    I have repaired a few leaks in alum. cond coils back in the 80's when some manuf. used them. Not easy but can be done. If its where the alum and copper are joined the trick is to use a very soft...
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    Obviously the consensus of opinions here is to...

    Obviously the consensus of opinions here is to replace the entire system and I agree completely. The fact that you have already replaced 3 compressors leads me to believe there was something either...
  36. Unfortunetly you are dealing with...

    Unfortunetly you are dealing with companies/people that can be misleading. First of all, any coil manufactured prior to 1992 is NOT compatable with todays units. The pressures arent the issue, it is...
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    [QUOTE=hvacvegas;13332031]You literally can't...

    [QUOTE=hvacvegas;13332031]You literally can't install a piston and a TXV at the same time.

    Have to disagree with that. I have seen too many new installers forget to remove the piston when adding a...
  38. Thread: Piston sizing

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    Why not install a txv? Costs a bit more but...

    Why not install a txv? Costs a bit more but provides better temp control over a broader range.
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    He couldn't say for certain if it was Nu-Calgon...

    He couldn't say for certain if it was Nu-Calgon but he did say there was a can of it and a can of some other brand beside another unit on the roof. Don't know which was put in which unit. I,...
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    Follow the good advice given here and look...

    Follow the good advice given here and look forward to many years of learning and applying what you learn. NOBODY is born knowing anything about this business and we all have to start somewhere.
    I...
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    Have you had anyone, other than your neighbors...

    Have you had anyone, other than your neighbors hvac guy, actually check the charge? Adding a start assist may bandaid the issue but a more indepth checkout couldn't hurt. Some compressors/contactors...
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    This topic has been discussed previously and some...

    This topic has been discussed previously and some love it and some hate it. Personally I would never put it in a system. In fact, 2 hours ago a tech come in to get a replacement compressor that...
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    lol, "reshape part of the line". Sorry to laugh....

    lol, "reshape part of the line". Sorry to laugh. I suspect that the system is low on charge. Have seen this happen too often when either the system isn't charged properly to begin with or there is a...
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    When one of the Carrier condensers starts up, it...

    When one of the Carrier condensers starts up, it generates a low frequency thump. The sound is very abrupt, lasting less than a second, and occurs just at startup. With four units starting up every...
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    We have sold/installed several of the Carrier...

    We have sold/installed several of the Carrier inverter units since last year and now Bryant has them available also. Every one of them has performed very well and the customers have been thrilled....
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    My Bristol TS comp lasted exactly 2 years and...

    My Bristol TS comp lasted exactly 2 years and then quit. I replaced the unit with an 18 seer Bryant hp and it has been working great for 4 years and is much quieter and more reliable. Carrier units...
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    Those are some pretty low db standards to abide...

    Those are some pretty low db standards to abide by given the fact that most ac cond. units are rated at least 73db, give or take a few. My first thought is that there may be droplets of liquid in the...
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    What amazes me about this is that fact that...

    What amazes me about this is that fact that nobody has definetly located the leak and are all assuming it is the coil. It could be in the lineset or the outdoor unit. We have numerous leaks in tubing...
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    [/COLOR] Thats impossible unless someone...

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    Thats impossible unless someone pulled a vaccum on the entire system an left it until you put your gauges on.
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    You beat me to it!!!!!:cheers:

    You beat me to it!!!!!:cheers:
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