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    Arkla Gas a/c Systems

    I worked on Arkla Servels for 10 yrs. They are not very efficient and maint on them can be costly, cleaning tanks twice a year,and cleaning of the generator. Belt replacements, timers,etc. Same with...
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    Small line set's for R410-A

    What would be the effect on PSIG in a 410 unit with liquid lines of 3/16, 1/4 & 5/16? Also Suction lines range from 5/8 to 3/4. Units are only 2 Tons & 1.5 Tons. 50 to 80 Ft. run's? Owner's will...
  3. Thread: Liq Driers

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    Thanks men I wasn't really sure since I never...

    Thanks men I wasn't really sure since I never knew any one who had ever done it before and left it, I have been in a rush and did one once but I also turned it back around. So thanks for the info, I...
  4. Thread: Liq Driers

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    Liq Driers

    In all my 30 years I have never seen a drier installed backwards, so I have no idea what effect it would have on a r-22 a/c system. Has any one checked a unit out under these conditions? On the liq...
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    Remove the Lets not give out too much DIY advise....

    Remove the Lets not give out too much DIY advise. While the OP says he is in the trade, this being the open forum, the info you post is open for all to see.
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    Thanks for the info on this, I did plan on...

    Thanks for the info on this, I did plan on replacing all evap coils just was not sure about the line set's.
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    I am a 30 yr tech in the A/C field but due to...

    I am a 30 yr tech in the A/C field but due to mobility problems ive been out of the loop for about 5 yrs now. Now i take care of a 296 apartment complex with electric carrier 1.5 ton to 2 ton...
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    I'm sure you are right about this, but now they...

    I'm sure you are right about this, but now they wont have to search around for unit's just walk into any supply house and pick out your own non filled unit. We all have enough problems as it is, i...
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    Is there not a law that without epa certificate...

    Is there not a law that without epa certificate you are not allowed to buy or transport any container with refrigerant in it? That's why mine is on file at all my distributors, and we wont hire any...
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    Will this substitute R-22 be another hit and miss...

    Will this substitute R-22 be another hit and miss product like those can's of leak seal?
    I have checked on the new non filled R-22 systems and yet the cost of those units are still the same, they...
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    Never had much luck with any universal motor's or...

    Never had much luck with any universal motor's or multy horse power motor's either, but that being said most all the other post were right. Get a good tech to install the right motor and from there...
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    Run the low voltage inside 1/2 in. Pvc pipe, its...

    Run the low voltage inside 1/2 in. Pvc pipe, its cheap and a lot easier, use schedule 40 the thicker type. All you will need is some elbows, male to slip fitting etc.
  13. Houston Texas

    I worked in Houston for 30 yrs in A/C service, try Premier heating and air. They will do a load calculation etc and if anything goes wrong they will fix it right away. I now live in Missouri so I no...
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    home owner

    I'm sorry but as I was always told, your not paying for what I do as much as for what I know period. Im sure your boss pays you for the same reason. And for future notice since gas is going out of...
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    Which Unit

    I have not read all the threads here but are these company's talking R-22 or R410-A ? That would really put a damper on the line set Problem. In Houston Tx. Carrier would not warranty a unit of...
  16. Zones

    We installed 100 's of these in two story homes and even three, on one unit.
    Your Installer will need to be good at cfm,heat load, etc, your bypass damper will have to be sized to be able to carry...
  17. Thread: Goodman failing

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    Goodman

    Have the Tech check the vent tube and the vent chamber for any rust blockage or bits of broken rust particles also have him check the flue vent for any small obstruction. Those issues do cause...
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    Hot & cold

    I lived in Houston from 1980 to 2005 and I also worked as an A/C Tech for those years, heat pumps are not usually used since for the most part you may only get a month of cold weather and not in a...
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    Compressor

    Its hard to say what might be the problem since you have had several Techs out already. Did they check the capacitor under a load? A unit could still come on in certain conditions like early mornings...
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    Leaking Condenser Coil

    I worked in Houaton for 26 yrs, and have tried to repaire aluminum with kits etc, so has other techs and to no avail or would only hold a little while. Its under warranty and you should have it...
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    R-410A System Houston.

    I use to work in Houston TX, and worked on almost nothing but R-410A systems since thatís about all we were using. Iíve found them overcharged and pressures not really showing much of a change, they...
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    Humidity

    You have a 3 spd motor you might want to try a dehumidifier with a relay that ties with the motor and thermostat, should work better than the room type, Lennox use to make a really good one some...
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    Roof Curbs

    Like they all have said,dont get married to future roof leaks call a roofing company, then they can go to bed with the Bldg owners. Years ago we use to do it but after a few mis haps we gave it...
  24. Salt Water Problems

    Worked for a Shell petroleum plant and all the units we installed were treated against corosion, dont buy a fancy type unit though just simple controls. Set alot of lennox 2 spds down on the gulf...
  25. Thread: lots to learn

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    New Guy

    That under 15 & over 20 degrees is just your delta-t across the evap coil and is only a guide line to look for a certain problem but not by its self, you need to check subcooling and or superheat...
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