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    Mini splits

    I've put in a few of those fujitzu mini splits and if memory serves me ( I hope) you had to flare the suction and the liquid line and only the suction valve had a gauge port. What's the adaptor your...
  2. Thread: Is it me..

    by bribone
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    Hey, at least he taped it to the bracket and...

    Hey, at least he taped it to the bracket and didn't leave it hanging in the air :cheers:
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    My company just finished a commercial job with 5...

    My company just finished a commercial job with 5 rooftops doing the store. Point I'm making is we put up a concentric duct plenum on all 5 units. the return air comes up through the bottom. The...
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    Looks like one or more teenagers found something...

    Looks like one or more teenagers found something *****en to do if you ask me.
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    Looks like they'd be better off with a p tac...

    Looks like they'd be better off with a p tac unit. Through the wall, high as possible. Problem solved. Unless the snow drifts on the side too! LOL.
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    I have had a high pitch sound call before, found...

    I have had a high pitch sound call before, found out the vains on the blower wheel were not tight. Hard to tell with your fingers, but any movement of the vains will cause that sound also. Put new...
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    I had a service tech tell me Solder is cheaper...

    I had a service tech tell me Solder is cheaper than a callback. Granted that is a little excessive. As far as no coupler, what's the difference? As long as you ream out the smaller tubing to it's...
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    Some times you gotta put em where the customer...

    Some times you gotta put em where the customer wants. Other than the the concentric pipe sticking out too far. Have put them in like that cause the customer doesn't want a hole in his roof and have...
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    electrician

    Did a cut in job once. We passed the electrician going to lunch. He said he had the air handler all wired and ready to go. Don't know where he got his card either. He ran the 220 and wire nutted to...
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    careful with strapping wire

    you can get into trouble strapping wires to the copper. Copper is vibrating, wears hole in insulation of wire, dead short. Seen this happen on units from the factory too. I never strap wires to the...
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    Now That's funny right there. Git r...

    Now That's funny right there. Git r done!!!!!:beat:
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    :oops: they were going to come back and cover...

    :oops: they were going to come back and cover that mess. musta forgot
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    I just finished doing a commercial txv in a 10...

    I just finished doing a commercial txv in a 10 ton air handler that was hanging from the ceiling. It was a bear . The txv was right next to the manifold with equalizing tubes. I had some fun trying...
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    Did you have any water in the line whatsoever....

    Did you have any water in the line whatsoever. Even just a drip is enough to keep solder from taking. Old plummers trick. Jamb a piece of white bread in the pipe that's dripping. The bread will soak...
  15. where's the tee at that's supposed to be right...

    where's the tee at that's supposed to be right after the trap to help pull the water through?????
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    In our neck of the woods American Standard is...

    In our neck of the woods American Standard is made by Trane
  17. Thread: TXV Issue.

    by bribone
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    Pressure opens the txv.....

    Pressure opens the txv.....
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    Done enough finishes to know double filtering...

    Done enough finishes to know double filtering doesn't do it. You pull the filter out of the return hole and get a white dust snow shower, you pull the filter out of the furnace and its caked with...
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    Like Relay said the tax break should bring the...

    Like Relay said the tax break should bring the cost of the 90 2stg v speed furnace within a couple of hundred dollars of putting in a straight 90. I just sold a high end one because of that.
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    :eek::eek::eek:Just love the no caulk flashing...

    :eek::eek::eek:Just love the no caulk flashing that's mounted on the bottom of the flue vent.;);) That thar takes some clever thinkin there:rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    molex plug

    probably in Mexico. Si Senoir, the board is done
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    Think the deal is with the IAQ you only need...

    Think the deal is with the IAQ you only need three wires to thermostat to operate everything. So you don't have to try and run new stat wire. Most digital stats for heat and cool require 4 wires ....
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    I would make sure green board was installed...

    I would make sure green board was installed instead of drywall. It's made for moist enviroments. Also putting a grill hi and low on the door for air circulation.
  24. Hey at least they put in the txv on the...

    Hey at least they put in the txv on the evaporator coil.:):) Or wait, maybe there was a leak there and they fixed it with a big wad of foam tape.:rolleyes:
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    Drain is also done wrong. a trap in the drain...

    Drain is also done wrong. a trap in the drain after a tee installed for the humidifier isn't going to do much. Also NEVER a good idea to put humidifier on front of furnace. at least if you have to do...
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    Me thinks that the bypass damper isn't even in...

    Me thinks that the bypass damper isn't even in right. its supposed to be installed horizontally.
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    That reminds me of the house next door to me that...

    That reminds me of the house next door to me that was basically gutted and redone. New furnace,water heater. The inspector, who sees my HVAC truck, knocks on my door and asks me to come look at...
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    Another reason is a 2" termination looks a lot...

    Another reason is a 2" termination looks a lot better visually than a three inch. If you're running the pvc all the way to the outside. There are two different kinds I know of concentric termination...
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    The bigger question is why is there a trap at...

    The bigger question is why is there a trap at all:confused::confused::confused:
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    Isn't it amazing those compressors keep right on...

    Isn't it amazing those compressors keep right on runnin.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Poll: NO dope

    Never used anything on my flare fittings except a dab of refrigeration oil on both mating surfaces. If you have a good flare, no leaks. I've never had one using oil.
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    thieves

    Had that problem in Indiana too. They ripped two condenser coils from the back of a commercial office complex. Put new condensers in. Two days later they ripped those two off again plus another one....
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    Thats how they taught in a class I took also....

    Thats how they taught in a class I took also. always heat the female joint, when hot enough it sucks the solder right in the joint.
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    question about system vac

    If I have pump with micon gauge on system. I've always heard if the vacuum goes below 700 micons there are no leaks. I always pump mine down to 300, 200 more than my boss wants. My service manager...
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    condensate traps

    Had an interesting service call. Water on the floor. Coming out of drain pan between secondary tap which was capped off. Primary drain was plugged at the trap. There's 5 furnaces and all the drains...
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    Seen some strange stuff done with traps and...

    Seen some strange stuff done with traps and vents, but I think that is the wildest:eek::eek::eek:
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    On the bright side, it does give you a nice shelf...

    On the bright side, it does give you a nice shelf to set things on while going up the ladder:):):)
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    IN THE WALL

    Yep I just fixed one that the siding guys so generously pierced almost all the way thru the suction line. They were using inch and a half nails. Best way to find that is take all the siding off wall...
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    I live in the Midwest, one company I worked for...

    I live in the Midwest, one company I worked for had us change out a furnace in a little open cut out in the garage. Looked just like that. We took the old furnace out in pieces over the top of the...
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    What?

    Hey it makes sense to me. They don't have to worry about getting rid of the old RTU. Just leave it there, set new RTU next to it and duct the new one into the old one. Badda bing badda bang you're...
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    WOW!!!!!!!!:confused::confused::confused:

    WOW!!!!!!!!:confused::confused::confused:
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    Yea, they should know what they're doing. I...

    Yea, they should know what they're doing. I ALWAYS ALWAYS tell the crane operator, "We're going to check the load balance, just lift it up a few feet."
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    I also have a Goodman Condenser at my house. Been...

    I also have a Goodman Condenser at my house. Been running every summer for 8 years with nary a problem, not even charge issues. And since Goodman bought out Amana they took the Amana furnace and put...
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    Bet it didn't take long to trip the hi pressure...

    Bet it didn't take long to trip the hi pressure limit. What are the pressures when the vent isn't exhausting? It looks to be about 5ft. away from the condenser. What's the clearance supposed to be?...
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    Any components worst nightmare, lightning....

    Any components worst nightmare, lightning. compressor was shorted to ground after bad thunderstorm
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    Armstrong Heat Pump

    Had my first experience changing out a compressor in an Armstrong unit. I've changed a few compressors in my day, but this one was really designed well. You take the access panel off the end and it's...
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