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    You nene to test static and heat rise at the...

    You nene to test static and heat rise at the different speeds to see how the airflow changes.
  2. Thread: Holiday Pay

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    I get 8 hrs holiday pay and time and a half for...

    I get 8 hrs holiday pay and time and a half for calls I run. If no calls I get 2 hrs pay.
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    Had a York x13 on med speed tesp was .85. Over...

    Had a York x13 on med speed tesp was .85. Over amped the motor and died. New motor on high speed TESP was .45 and CFM was correct. Hacks never tested static at install, system was 3 years old. They...
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    I have never found any x13 problems on properly...

    I have never found any x13 problems on properly designed, low static duct systems.
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    yes.

    yes.
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    Turn it off so the motor does not over heat, you...

    Turn it off so the motor does not over heat, you need a service call, could just be a capacitor or fan relay. Might need a new motor, if it's more than 10 years old might consider a new system if the...
  7. New minimum seer starts when? I like rheem...

    New minimum seer starts when? I like rheem furnaces but think their ac's are junk.
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    Let us know how it turns out, take some before...

    Let us know how it turns out, take some before and after pics.
  9. What model of thermostat do you have?

    What model of thermostat do you have?
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    Where is this job located? What is a c20 license?

    Where is this job located? What is a c20 license?
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    What is a qualifier?

    What is a qualifier?
  12. Thread: Leak repair

    by ksefan
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    That took twice as long as it would have to...

    That took twice as long as it would have to repair. I have seen goodman installers do the same thing on 410a leaks.
  13. Thread: Slaves

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    I'd vote for him again.

    I'd vote for him again.
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    I start disconnecting lv wires at the ah like the...

    I start disconnecting lv wires at the ah like the xfmr, stat, and hp and check ohms to gnd and between wires. One of my worst was the contactor coil short that only reset the time delay on the stat.
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    I don't understand why ACCA is pushing for...

    I don't understand why ACCA is pushing for onboard diagnostics. Service Technician will be a entry level job to sales. Fast food will pay better.
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    I like the aprilaire steam humidifier. It uses...

    I like the aprilaire steam humidifier. It uses less water than the evaporative type.
  17. Might need a software update.

    Might need a software update.
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    I have never had elements lose efficiency....

    I have never had elements lose efficiency. possible low airflow causes elements to de-energize from high limits or intermittant heat relay operation. Good luck with a different tech.
  19. Thread: Heat Pump

    by ksefan
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    Does the thermostat read em, or aux heat? If the...

    Does the thermostat read em, or aux heat? If the set point is two degrees higher than ambient or during defrost on electric air handlers the backup electric heat energizes.
  20. Thread: Heat Pump

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    Does the thermostat read em, or aux heat?

    Does the thermostat read em, or aux heat?
  21. Thread: Trane GAM5 AHU

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    What was the temp rise? On such high static 10 kW...

    What was the temp rise? On such high static 10 kW might have been ok. We had to add time delays on early forefront ECM motors to let the motor speed up before the element kicked on but usually the...
  22. X2 on the ruud is easier to service and had less...

    X2 on the ruud is easier to service and had less failures than goodman. It might be best to match the furnace with the ac for proper airflow.
  23. Amrad capacitors might have a 5 year warranty and...

    Amrad capacitors might have a 5 year warranty and are higher in quality than most. A combustion analysis measures flue gas properties like oxygen percent, temperature, and carbon monoxide to...
  24. Like previously stated bells and frills include...

    Like previously stated bells and frills include options like variable speed blower, modulating gas valve and variable speed inducer fan, or communicating systems. I recommend a single stage gas valve...
  25. Thread: Why

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    Some people just care about cost in the short...

    Some people just care about cost in the short term and want cheap things making themselves think they are getting a good deal. Others believe in quality and you get what you pay for. Its hard to find...
  26. I don't work for commission and would have made...

    I don't work for commission and would have made the same recommendations. Did he perform a combustion analysis? Its the only way to know if the system is over or under fired.
  27. I like Mitsubishi for jobs like this but it...

    I like Mitsubishi for jobs like this but it depends on the house layout. Check their website, lots of options.
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    Around here with all these homes and condos for...

    Around here with all these homes and condos for sale they don't want a new system and just want it to pass inspection. So they hire the cheapest hack around to install a pos goodman or nordyne. Now...
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    Yes terrible, don't give up. Good luck.

    Yes terrible, don't give up. Good luck.
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    Sometimes faulty expansion valves can fail...

    Sometimes faulty expansion valves can fail intermittently and be hard to diagnosis.
  31. Good job, ever think of changing fields?

    Good job, ever think of changing fields?
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    Good luck sir, I hope you are safe.

    Good luck sir, I hope you are safe.
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    If the furnace has worked for 7-10 years I would...

    If the furnace has worked for 7-10 years I would bet return air isn't the problem, but I find weak run capacitors can cause low airflow. Most nor dynes have cheap plastic ones. Call someone else.
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    It's possible the defrost timer is set 30...

    It's possible the defrost timer is set 30 minutes, goes into short defrost cycle. Or it's under charged. Both big guesses.
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    If the RO system came with a storage tank you...

    If the RO system came with a storage tank you should use it as directed.
  36. As a dealer we give away 10 year parts and labor...

    As a dealer we give away 10 year parts and labor warranties and have been around 20 years. Does your guy offer a 10 labor warranty? Will he still be around? We are probably twice the price of cheap...
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    We have very hard water here to and I definitely...

    We have very hard water here to and I definitely recommend it for the Truesteam if you do too. You should be able to install it in line to the unit. We have had a lot of problems with these...
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    Use cold very soft water only.

    Use cold very soft water only.
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    Sounds like you might have found it. Good luck...

    Sounds like you might have found it. Good luck with the nest. Some people love them. Not me, but I'm sure someone.
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    Psc motor speeds.

    Is it true that 3 speed motors rpm will only vary 50 between speeds? What is the increase in torque between speeds on a 1/2 hp 1075 rpm motor?
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    A rheem you say, did the old stat have a em heat...

    A rheem you say, did the old stat have a em heat setting? The outdoor unit sometimes reads heat pump or air conditioner.
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    If/when you call a pro ask them to perform a...

    If/when you call a pro ask them to perform a combustion analysis. It's the only way to determine if you are over or under fired.
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    Is the stat setup for heat pump?

    Is the stat setup for heat pump?
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    Could be a million things but to narrow it down...

    Could be a million things but to narrow it down you might need a service call to test everything properly. Was the nest recently installed by you and not a professional? Is it electric air handler...
  45. Thread: circuit board

    by ksefan
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    It's hard to troubleshoot without being there to...

    It's hard to troubleshoot without being there to hookup test equipment. I would not advise buying more parts. Call back the company who performed the diagnosis and pay them for another trip charge...
  46. By basement I meant first floor not crawl space.

    By basement I meant first floor not crawl space.
  47. Sound like possible normal heat operation. During...

    Sound like possible normal heat operation. During defrost the reversing valve energizes and the refrigerant changes direction of flow. I have never heard of senville, checked out their website, did...
  48. I have seen customers whose gas usage went up...

    I have seen customers whose gas usage went up after using stage one due to it being not efficient.
  49. Air handler installed in the basement with ducts...

    Air handler installed in the basement with ducts in the floor/ceiling instead of a trunk line from the attic to the basement.
  50. Anyone watch the new Cosmos series with Neil...

    Anyone watch the new Cosmos series with Neil Degrass Tyson? Very informative about climate change. Beware republicans it contains science.
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