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    This was her back neighbor's unit. He was NOT...

    This was her back neighbor's unit. He was NOT happy.
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    Time to take the keys from Grandma.

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    This was after she drove through the backside of her carport and a little shed.
  3. Just curious if the cats had access to the crawl...

    Just curious if the cats had access to the crawl space under the house. if so, there is a good chance they hung out and sprayed/peed under there. Some of the smell may be coming from under the...
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    By the way, the icynene the underside of the...

    By the way, the icynene the underside of the upper deck at the roofline in a vented attic.
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    State money hard at work

    So a building owned by the state. One half of the building is rented to a state organization, the other half is rented by someone else. They have a SHARED attic. The state paid for a contractor to...
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    Did you replace the start gear with the new...

    Did you replace the start gear with the new compressor? Carrier issued a service bulletin stating start gear must be replaced with every Bristol.
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    It isn't enough to tell them, write it down on...

    It isn't enough to tell them, write it down on your invoice and have them sign it. This helps out alot when it is a different tech following you. It is one thing to say "I told you..." It is...
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    It would be a shame to build a high end home, but...

    It would be a shame to build a high end home, but then put in a non-modulating zone system.

    Carrier Infinity zoning also has the option for Wifi controllers that allow you to monitor and change...
  9. I would look into supply air duct leakage. ...

    I would look into supply air duct leakage. Supply duct leakage causes your home to go into negative pressure. Let's say you have a 3 ton unit moving 1200 cfm, but 200 cfm of that is leaking into...
  10. It's time to pull the trigger and put old Bessie...

    It's time to pull the trigger and put old Bessie down. Even if you could replace the coils, you have a 13 or 14 year old system that has been leaking refrigerant. It doesnt make sense to invest in...
  11. 397321 Roger that

    397321

    Roger that
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    Here is the problem: the builder would say they...

    Here is the problem: the builder would say they are installing great windows, great insulation, and we put in our smaller unit. Then our system doesn't cool---we go out to find windows that have a...
  13. Thread: Return Grills

    by HotMama
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    Hart & Cooley 673.

    Hart & Cooley 673.
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    They work great, and it is actually what they...

    They work great, and it is actually what they were designed for. We just installed a 13 zone house on two Greenspeed systems. Ductwork had some minor reworking, including increasing duct sizes...
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    This is a new one

    Customer complaining of insufficient cooling and long run times. He has a black trash bag over his return grill. The customer disconnected his return duct in the attic and put a trash bag over his...
  16. you've gotta love "p.j." for always putting it...

    you've gotta love "p.j." for always putting it out there the way it is.

    The dance between home performance organizations and HVAC is way more interesting than "so you think you can dance" and evey...
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    Do you mean it shut down on thermal overload? If...

    Do you mean it shut down on thermal overload? If so, the refrigerant charge is off or you have a weak run cap.
  18. Thread: So confused

    by HotMama
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    I did it twice myself the other day. What sucks...

    I did it twice myself the other day. What sucks is that all the fun questions are in the AOP section.
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    Old school way==disable the outdoor fan, allow...

    Old school way==disable the outdoor fan, allow the liquid pressure to build up (on R-22) to 450 PSI. Open the liquid valve on your guage to the service line(yellow) to the recovery tank. The...
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    We see underground line sets under foundations...

    We see underground line sets under foundations all the time, but they are in chases. If there are any soldered connections, and if they were done properly, the line sets are very durable. If the...
  21. Thread: Start-up Sheet

    by HotMama
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    Really, what you need is technical data. The...

    Really, what you need is technical data. The typical customer does not understand what any of the numbers mean anyway. I will be happy to send you a copy of ours if you give me your email. I don't...
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    Pros of ductless systems: higher efficiency, no...

    Pros of ductless systems: higher efficiency, no duct leakage, low operation costs, range of capacity options for lower heat load requirements, no worries about where to run duct work, the cool remote...
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    We live in one of the demographically oldest...

    We live in one of the demographically oldest counties in the nation. We look at 70 year olds as the young guys. These poor elderly people get ripped off left and right. Fly by night companies call...
  24. It's because your toolbag doesn't match your...

    It's because your toolbag doesn't match your shoes.
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    I am in the hot, humid south. We put in a two...

    I am in the hot, humid south. We put in a two stage in our own home. In the summer you NEED the capacity, but there are plenty of times that we are only at 85 degrees outside. We run most of the...
  26. This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
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    Increase fan speed, increase static, decrease...

    Increase fan speed, increase static, decrease overall cfm the system is outputting.
  28. This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    Poll: May the force be with you.

    May the force be with you.
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