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    We drain either side and always vent the drain....

    We drain either side and always vent the drain. The vent is in the book.
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    Things have gotten slightly better, probably...

    Things have gotten slightly better, probably because we have updated piles of boards and inducers....I dont know...... We still get at least 1 a week with no installation issues that will not work...
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    Excel, or any other good spreadsheet. Then at...

    Excel, or any other good spreadsheet. Then at the end of the week or month, I turn the data into various charts or graphs to visually see different stats.
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    Thought I would update... the flue scenario that...

    Thought I would update... the flue scenario that I mentioned earlier (the one with 8" total fall), we lowered and removed the slight flat after a hanger. To my surprise, when we cut the pipe and...
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    Its not much...

    Its not much...
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    Yes, not sure if its through the distributors...

    Yes, not sure if its through the distributors pockets or the factories. I mean come on, if I put the furnace in under a flue chart and then you shorten those lengths a year later...why should we pay...
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    Yes, agreed! My resistance in my personal case is...

    Yes, agreed! My resistance in my personal case is due to the horizontal run having TWICE the recommended fall per foot. Just after 1 J hook the pipe flattened for about 6". When the entire span is...
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    50/50 I believe, unit tomorrow will be a left

    50/50 I believe, unit tomorrow will be a left
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    We have 3 horizontal, no issues yet. Putting...

    We have 3 horizontal, no issues yet. Putting another in tomorrow.
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    This is interesting. I've inspected behind many...

    This is interesting. I've inspected behind many of these inducers and looked at the baffles, I dont really remember any of them standing out to me. I dont think we have had any sticking out that...
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    I will give them a durability credit, I split and...

    I will give them a durability credit, I split and older one and a new "X" inducer apart to see the difference in the vacuum port. I broke a flat head screwdriver splitting them, ha!
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    Funny, you mentioned us northern territories. He...

    Funny, you mentioned us northern territories. He wasn't heading back to the factory after us, he was heading farther north up into michigan to look at some more.
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    Ha, finally starting to say what we have been...

    Ha, finally starting to say what we have been saying everyday. Update, carrier/bryant engineer came out today... Took him to a home with a Bryant 915SA48080, 2" flue 45' total lengthy (manual now...
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    I agree the board change is a band aid. I think...

    I agree the board change is a band aid. I think it's a weak inducer and an over zealous pressure switch. Local TM has pounded into my head to let the inducer drilling go. He stressed that the amount...
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    We got away from drilling them since they told us...

    We got away from drilling them since they told us to replace them with the new "x" and "green seal" inducer. The old and new inducers are identical, but apparently the inner portion of that port is...
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    Calling all Bryant / Carrier Guys

    Hey guys, wanted to reach out and see if anyone is facing the same code 31 pressure switch issue that we are. We install around 400 of the Bryant 915 and 925S (Carrier models I'm not sure, its the...
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    You can use a single, just have to hook up, zero,...

    You can use a single, just have to hook up, zero, then move to other side of blower. not quite real time, but it will work.
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    I was just about to post about the market in...

    I was just about to post about the market in Florida when I saw this... I'm a service manager for a company in Fort Wayne, I'd be willing to give you some advice. I have the opposite question for...
  19. They talk about it here all the time in northern...

    They talk about it here all the time in northern indiana, but no enforcement to use them. The ones at the supply house are covered in dust.
  20. Thread: High Moisture!

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    Sorry as I could have been more specific. This...

    Sorry as I could have been more specific. This is cold weather, in Indiana. 2 occupants. Slab is dry, just appears that the house is way too tight. Thanks for the tip on the ultra aire. Love the...
  21. Thread: High Moisture!

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    High Moisture!

    Hey guys, looking for a bit of advice here. I'm bidding some work on a 1300 sq ft house that has a big moisture problem. We haven't blower door tested the house yet, but I'd be willing to bet it...
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    Gotta love a new furnace sitting on bare...

    Gotta love a new furnace sitting on bare concrete, stat wires are hanging out all around town. Nothing wrong with "tin tape", we try to tape, silicone, or mastic every seem. In fact on a slide...
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    Mine does this too! Havn't used it for months not...

    Mine does this too! Havn't used it for months not wanting to deal with it.
  24. Thread: Manual J / D

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    Thanks, I was going to mention software. Any...

    Thanks, I was going to mention software. Any recommendations on software for field use?
  25. Thread: Manual J / D

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    Manual J / D

    Hey guys, long time reader, not the most active poster. Been in the industry for about ten years, grew up in the business. I've worked for some good people and learned to do good work but I'm...
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    I will have to look tomorrow at the exact model...

    I will have to look tomorrow at the exact model number, but we use a mobile HP printer that serves the purpose well, its very small but still prints on a full standard page. It has a battery that...
  27. Thread: Nordyne Coils?

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    It has been a few years since I worked at a...

    It has been a few years since I worked at a dealer that used all nordyne, specifically tappan, gibson, and kelvinator. Maybe I am misplacing this thought, but I believe they payed a labor allowance...
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    Climatemaster Leaks

    Anybody else having trouble with climatemaster refrigerant leaks? No difference between genesis or tranquility units, all from about the 3 to 7 year old mark. In the past year I have had 4 black...
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    I know there is alot of hype about this stuff on...

    I know there is alot of hype about this stuff on both sides of the fence. I work for a company that uses it. In the last few years I couldn't tell you how many cans I have installed. In fact, its...
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    I have these, bought from lowes. Cut 2" pvc...

    I have these, bought from lowes. Cut 2" pvc perfectly....
  31. $299 SMAN3 Lute supply fort wayne indiana

    $299 SMAN3 Lute supply fort wayne indiana
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    I just saw this video for the first time last...

    I just saw this video for the first time last week at an OSHA safety training. This paired with a few other videos were tough to watch.
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    Heat pumps in heating are not rated in "SEER",...

    Heat pumps in heating are not rated in "SEER", but rather HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) These ratings are not referring to a btu rating or exit temperature, but energy usage and...
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    Yeah I found this at a no cooling call, at a...

    Yeah I found this at a no cooling call, at a apartment complex we service. Maintenance guy must have ate his wheaties, he wanted to check the piston because head pressure was a little high. So,...
  35. Probably last straight A/C replacement of season

    http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6374/wafdv.jpg
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    Someone tried removing piston

    Looking at an evap with piston metering device. Someone spun the nut on the liquid line hook up on front of coil box. Must have turned it quite a fewwwww times. Heres a pic of the inside just on...
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    Split Water / Air Climatemaster Geo

    Let me just say this is probably the largest home I've ever been in. 18k square foot, indian palace. Just took over the contract, guy built the house 8 years ago had problems ever since. 4 water...
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    We do alot of new apartment complex construction...

    We do alot of new apartment complex construction here, and believe it or not we have a builder that demands the service connections be in front. We have 3 complexes here locally with 80 units + in...
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    ? That stuff happens, probably why your their to...

    ? That stuff happens, probably why your their to fix it. How is that wall of shame? Is the rtu 3 days old or something?
  40. Thread: Charging hoses

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    That is so interesting, a co worker and I just...

    That is so interesting, a co worker and I just bought a set of low loss YJ and same problem after two weeks : /
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    I just bought one sunday. I like it, been using...

    I just bought one sunday. I like it, been using it this week. Will take pics with tools in it tomorrow to post.
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    Its been a busy past few weeks, but finally have...

    Its been a busy past few weeks, but finally have a moment to sit down. Once again five stars to fieldpiece customer service. Thank you Russ for what you did for me. You can be sure that I will be...
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    No silly, my uei stick. I will admit that uei...

    No silly, my uei stick. I will admit that uei looks silly, by the time u hook that thing up I already have my sh / sc with my analogs :)
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    I too have experienced just about every problem...

    I too have experienced just about every problem noted to the SMAN. I ordered a set of SMAN3's around march on a spring sale. I recieved them in 6 weeks, in april some time. I used the tool for one...
  45. Thread: Manifold Hoses

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    Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
  46. Thread: Manifold Hoses

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    Manifold Hoses

    Hello everyone!

    Just a quick question:

    I will be picking up my SMAN3 manifold tomorrow and it has sparked some questions. I have always had two separate manifolds and hoses, one for R22 and...
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