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  1. Whenever a HP shows signs of a restriction it's...

    Whenever a HP shows signs of a restriction it's always a good idea to check it in both cycles no matter what the outdoor temp is. A restriction can sometimes have the same symptoms as a low charge...
  2. You don't need any ideas to tell any HVAC company...

    You don't need any ideas to tell any HVAC company what to investigate. From what you're telling us, the problem should be pretty obvious to any tech no matter what their level of expertise may be. I...
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    If by short cycling you mean that it gets to the...

    If by short cycling you mean that it gets to the set temperature at the t-stat too fast and shuts off, then that would have nothing to do with the supply temp being too cold. That would probably mean...
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    This looks like the adapter I have:...

    This looks like the adapter I have: http://www.amazon.com/Uniweld-FV600-Regulator-Disposable-Cylinder/dp/B00FPGCU8O

    I normally use oxy/acet but if I run out of acetylene I can hook my MC hose...
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    Mapp gas works fine on small lines like 3/8 " and...

    Mapp gas works fine on small lines like 3/8 " and as long as you're not in a spot where heating for an extended period of time will cause a problem it works O.K. on bigger lines like 5/8" and 3/4"....
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    There are no real standards for labor warranty in...

    There are no real standards for labor warranty in our field for different items so it all depends on the contractors policy for each job. On a new system the usual is one year labor but if it is not...
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    I'm not sure if your reply was in response to the...

    I'm not sure if your reply was in response to the OP's last post but it sounds to me that their heating guy is correct about the warranty part. If the 5 year warranty was up tomorrow and I put a new...
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    If the plate or sticker on the outside of the AH...

    If the plate or sticker on the outside of the AH is not marked showing the heat strip kit installed it will not pass inspection around here.
    I must be missing something because I don't see a primary...
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    No, not on an AHU.

    No, not on an AHU.
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    The reason you're getting this much flack is the...

    The reason you're getting this much flack is the same reason you're shocked about the breaker size you think you need. Your numbers do not make sense to most of us so we assume you are mistaken. Had...
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    The max rated 45 amps should be correct for the...

    The max rated 45 amps should be correct for the heater you have. Either the 15 amp is a misprint or you're reading it wrong. If you want to be positive all you'd have to do is post the air handler...
  12. Agreed, The hospitals come up with numbers...

    Agreed,

    The hospitals come up with numbers like 40 billion in unpaid bills from uninsured but they don't tell you that they take in a staggering amount over 800 billion.
    I upped my refrigerant...
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    Does that unit have a quiet shift during defrost?...

    Does that unit have a quiet shift during defrost? I'm not familiar with York boards but some of the quiet shift boards have a jumper to enable or disable the delay during defrost. The original...
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    I use the cheapest meters I can find that will...

    I use the cheapest meters I can find that will test what i need. I keep quite a few of them around in different tool boxes and bags but they're all pretty cheap. I've got everything form Sears meters...
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    I did read it but I got something different out...

    I did read it but I got something different out of it than you did. It sounds like it was a pretty good plan and worked really well but it was also used for political indoctrination which of course...
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    If it was up to Reagan there would be no Medicare...

    If it was up to Reagan there would be no Medicare today. That speaks a lot as to how bad a president he really was, yet all the Republicans still worship him. Living through the Reagan years and...
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    Out of over 500 posts yours is IMO the most...

    Out of over 500 posts yours is IMO the most accurate, open minded, informative and well worded of all. I don't consider myself a conservative or liberal but I have to agree with you on the points you...
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    This is not a myth supported by lawyers but the...

    This is not a myth supported by lawyers but the insurance companies have trained you into believing it must be.
    Tort reform hasn't changed anything except made life easier for insurance companies....
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    Another myth supported by the insurance companies...

    Another myth supported by the insurance companies that they got you to believe. The majority of data suggests Tort reform has no significant effect on healthcare costs. It can cut down on insurance...
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    As for how many die in this country for lack of...

    As for how many die in this country for lack of affordable healthcare, the figures are arguably inaccurate but estimates are anywhere from a few thousand to fifty thousand Americans. So let's say...
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    Maybe your Canadian friends live in some remote...

    Maybe your Canadian friends live in some remote province where there's not a lot of services and maybe the ones i meet come from more urban areas but I have yet to even meet one that does not prefer...
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    You're just one more victim of the insurance...

    You're just one more victim of the insurance companies propaganda about Canadian health care. I'm not just getting my info off internet web sites that want me to believe something. I talk to a lot of...
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    I wasn't going to get into this conversation...

    I wasn't going to get into this conversation again because it's pretty pointless since everybody has already made their mind up on the issue regardless of the facts but I was just a little confused...
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    The main reasons that Goodman gets knocked a lot...

    The main reasons that Goodman gets knocked a lot are:
    You don't need to be a dealer to buy Goodman so anyone with a license and sometimes without a license can buy them from a Goodman distributor....
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    If the property was new when you bought it then...

    If the property was new when you bought it then sometimes a manufacturer will use your proof of property purchase date. Two years is a long time to expect them to extend the warranty but it's worth a...
  26. I would leave the # 6 wire until you & your...

    I would leave the # 6 wire until you & your contractor decide what to do. If you decide to go with 10kw strips then you could use the #6 for those and run a separate wire for the heat pump. If you...
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    I probably see one gas system a year, in my neck...

    I probably see one gas system a year, in my neck of the woods they're mostly heat pumps so I don't stock anything for gas heat but the only time I use OEM parts on anything is under warranty. I...
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    I guess I'm the oddball because I still use...

    I guess I'm the oddball because I still use spring benders up to 7/8. I think I'm going to break down and get a ratcheting type bender because either I'm getting older and weaker or the tubing is...
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    Thanks, That's good to know. I never cared much...

    Thanks,
    That's good to know. I never cared much before this thing came up and it relly bugs me that only one inspector out of all the counties and cities i know of interprets the code that we have...
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    Is there any code authority?

    A while back in the pro forum I borought up a question titled "Code: Insulating the liquid line " and we had a good discussiond about it. What I'm really trying to do is to find is there is any one...
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    You bring up an interesting point. I always...

    You bring up an interesting point. I always assumed noone checks the windings unless they're having a problem with a compressor or suspect one. I don't know about commercial systems but the only...
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    All that explains why the meter would not read...

    All that explains why the meter would not read any voltage but without there being some type of thermal overload it doesn't explain why a LV short wouldn't also burn the transformer out in very...
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    This is quite an interesting thread. My first...

    This is quite an interesting thread.
    My first question is are you 100% sure the first transformer that you replaced was not bad too?
    If we assume the meter was making good contact and workig...
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    You have adumbrated your stance well enough, but...

    You have adumbrated your stance well enough, but I feel the ephemeral effect on the transformer could leave you in a lugubrious condition.
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    Wow!, I just learned two new words today.

    Wow!, I just learned two new words today.
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    That's pretty interesting, I didn't know a...

    That's pretty interesting, I didn't know a transformer would work in reverse. I wonder what the actual va would be.
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    You are correct and that is the choice I made. We...

    You are correct and that is the choice I made. We all make choices based on what we think we know and what we think is best for the situation at hand. I decided in the 460v motor situation that the...
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    If I worried as much as you guys I'd be afraid to...

    If I worried as much as you guys I'd be afraid to get in my truck and drive to work. I don't live my life waiting for lightning to strike at any moment. I admit I'm more careful and concerned about...
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    I agree it's not good but it is a good trick to...

    I agree it's not good but it is a good trick to use in an emergency. If I was ever in the same situation I would definitely do it again. The motor doesn't care where you're getting the voltage from...
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    You could have used one leg of the 460v with a...

    You could have used one leg of the 460v with a ground to run your 240v motor. I did that once on a unit over a July 4th weekend at a restaurant and it lasted a week till I got the right motor. The...
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    It's really not a matter of law but a matter of...

    It's really not a matter of law but a matter of practicality. The company either figures the cost of the repair would be impractical or not to their advantage to even give you the option. My guess...
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    When it comes to climate change it looks like the...

    When it comes to climate change it looks like the scientists can't agree whether we're causing global warming or cooling so it's hard to take what they say seriously. How much is just the natural...
  43. To the OP, I'm unclear about the sequence of...

    To the OP, I'm unclear about the sequence of events.
    Did the new outdoor unit get installed first and then the new indoor coil?
    Did the new outdoor unit and indoor coil get installed and started...
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    That's kind of what I was talking about with a...

    That's kind of what I was talking about with a federal law for traveling but not quite as strict. I'm not talking about a federal gun control law but just a federal reciprocity law. If your state...
  45. I wonder if you'd feel the same way about no...

    I wonder if you'd feel the same way about no knock warrants if your house was targeted and someone you loved was killed or disfigured by a flash grenade. Houses are mistakenly targeted all the time....
  46. This is what happens when the SCOTUS allows no...

    This is what happens when the SCOTUS allows no knock warrants. IMO they are unreasonable searches and should never be allowed. Basically it's placing the right to catch a criminal above the right of...
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    We use the SS2 on all vertical mounted units. On...

    We use the SS2 on all vertical mounted units. On horizontal units we put the Aquaguard 100 in the aux pan underneath the unit. It is very rare that we use the SS1, pretty much only when there's no...
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    I wouldn't think the 68 would have anything to do...

    I wouldn't think the 68 would have anything to do with it being made in 1968. Just a logical guess but if the last two digits were the year made that would leave only the first two for possible...
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    If you're traveling through SC it's legal to keep...

    If you're traveling through SC it's legal to keep a loaded gun in your glove compartment. Unless I'm not understanding our laws, you can take it out to your place of residence and keep it with you in...
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    I didn't know it was OK to keep a loaded gun in...

    I didn't know it was OK to keep a loaded gun in the car in Georgia too. I can understand if a state doesn't allow weapons permits or any type of carry but it doesn't make sense that SC doesn't...
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