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    I think we'll go with the Diversitech CS-3...

    I think we'll go with the Diversitech CS-3 Condensate Switch.
    Thanks everyone.
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    The compressor sits in a tray on top of the drain...

    The compressor sits in a tray on top of the drain pan. There is about half an inch gap all around. As the intake grill is open to the elements, if rain water was to get in, it would set the off a wet...
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    Small/tiny condesate switch.

    Just been told by an inspector that we need a condensate switch on upright PTAC's we installed. First Company sell the units, but don't offer a switch. Drain pan is tight. Anyone have suggestions?
  4. I worked at one place (for about a month) and...

    I worked at one place (for about a month) and sold one of their UV light/filter packages to a homeowner who had mold and allergies...when I got back to the shop they gave me a round of applause like...
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    Maybe running backwards?

    Maybe running backwards?
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    My Mother retold a similar story...the poor will...

    My Mother retold a similar story...the poor will always be poor...they make the poor choice.

    I make no quotes, and I call no one friend...I live happier with my self by 'doing the right thing' and...
  7. OK, didn't read everything and I'm in Heatpump...

    OK, didn't read everything and I'm in Heatpump territory.

    If the (residential) compressor can't stand ONE out of the ordinary start, in this case to pump it down, and survive, then it has no...
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    Well, IMO, that is a bit over the top. So, if...

    Well, IMO, that is a bit over the top.
    So, if they are dumb enough they deserve everything they get?
    However, if we tell them what they need we are Nazi's?

    Yeh, I probably read that wrong, but...
  9. Disconnect the outdoor fan motor, that will warm...

    Disconnect the outdoor fan motor, that will warm everything up real quick. Then pump it down like you would in the summer.
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    I got my stepson a job as a laborer where I work,...

    I got my stepson a job as a laborer where I work, because his 5 year Criminal Justice degree didn't seem to be panning out.
    He hates it, but he's still there.
    I can imagine him (and an awful lot of...
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    Just having fun with you my friend...keep up the...

    Just having fun with you my friend...keep up the good work.
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    How much did you get at the scrapper for it??

    How much did you get at the scrapper for it??
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    We had 4 or 5 of them from the same parts house...

    We had 4 or 5 of them from the same parts house go bad. Also seems like the end bulges a little and makes them a pain to remove.
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    Will it bring on stage 1 and stage 2 seperately...

    Will it bring on stage 1 and stage 2 seperately in the test mode?
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    The last one is a genius...pulling LRA but has no...

    The last one is a genius...pulling LRA but has no power going to it!

    I was told that if you do a good honest job for people they may tell another person. If you try to screw somebody over, they'll...
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    Did you take the jumper off of the test pins as...

    Did you take the jumper off of the test pins as soon as it started defrost?
  17. Thread: NATE Exam

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    Congrats. Don't forget you'll need 60 CEH to...

    Congrats. Don't forget you'll need 60 CEH to recertify. Start collecting!
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    The only time I'm asked if i have NATE...

    The only time I'm asked if i have NATE certification is when I go to classes.
    State requires 8 CEH's here. I've yet to be in a class where more than 5% have NATE.
    If the public doesn't know about...
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    As far as the original post is concerned...check...

    As far as the original post is concerned...check the blower (speed and wheel) for cleanliness.Get a superheat and subcooling reading at least. The more you tell, the more we can sell!
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    While I agree with that, I have to say that my...

    While I agree with that, I have to say that my thinking is along the lines of Dogboy. I change a lot of outdoor TXV's that have dryers attached. Always cut them out and sweat in a new one outside of...
  21. Thread: Trane Wreck.

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    It's new housing. They sell the lot and people...

    It's new housing. They sell the lot and people pick their floorplan. It's like a production line with different sub contractors for every job. Needless to say, Quality of work is not first class.
  22. Thread: Trane Wreck.

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    Oh yeh, they back-charge the deck guys for 2 new...

    Oh yeh, they back-charge the deck guys for 2 new ones, and then put the 'hangers' in rental property somewhere.
  23. Thread: Trane Wreck.

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    I guess we can't say 'It's hard to drop a trane'...

    I guess we can't say 'It's hard to drop a trane' anymore.
    btw that's a dryer vent next to where the right-hand unit used to be.
  24. Thread: Trane Wreck.

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    Deck posts not in concrete, not bolted to house,...

    Deck posts not in concrete, not bolted to house, couple inches of rain and whoosh. Good strong solder joints though.
  25. Thread: Trane Wreck.

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    Trane Wreck.

    :oops:398181
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    Thanks. So will it also take up evaporator space?

    Thanks. So will it also take up evaporator space?
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    OK, so 407C, which is a r-22 replacement, is...

    OK, so 407C, which is a r-22 replacement, is approximately a 50/50 blend of 134a and 410a. One of those runs higher pressures at a given temp and one runs lower pressures at the same temp. Together,...
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    Thanks. My issue is 'charging chart' head and...

    Thanks. My issue is 'charging chart' head and subcooling, 20 degree superheat and delta, low suction through the TXV.
    It's an older 410 heatpump (9 years), indoor TXV and strainer just changed.
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    Worked for one company...took van home on call or...

    Worked for one company...took van home on call or not. They added $16 to your check every week, taxed you, then took $16 out of your check. Supposedly IRS thought it was an $800 a year benefit....
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    I have hoses with the ball valve and fitting in...

    I have hoses with the ball valve and fitting in one and have never had a problem. Have also owned the kind with a fitting, then 4-6 inch hose, then ball valve. Those I would agree need to be purged.
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    Thanks for your replies. I could understand the...

    Thanks for your replies. I could understand the high head if you put 410 in a 22 system, or say, 22 in a 134a system. But, I can't see it happening the other way around.
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    410 mix question.

    Can anyone tell me how a small (say less than 5%) amount of R-22 would react in a 410 system? Would I be able to pick it up by P/T alone? Would it affect operating pressures in a TXV unit noticeably?...
  33. Thread: service call

    by larnot
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    I did go muttering all the way to one 'smoke...

    I did go muttering all the way to one 'smoke coming out and fan not running'. Found the motor wire burnt at the capacitor!
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    Do they have an electric water heater? If they...

    Do they have an electric water heater?
    If they have an old fashioned rotary type electric meter outside, you can stand and watch the wheel speed up and slow down when the Aux. heat kicks in and...
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    Or, maybe more important, inform the customer!

    Or, maybe more important, inform the customer!
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    3am Sunday morning...College kids in a...

    3am Sunday morning...College kids in a rental..."Dude, it's 83 in my drum!" - 'I'll be there at 8!' - "grumble, grumble" ...15 minutes of pounding the door and ringing doorbell later, hangover...
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    That only works in Florida because of the...

    That only works in Florida because of the humdititty...thought everyone knew that! :)
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    Bottom line is you can't mix them. What...

    Bottom line is you can't mix them.
    What refrigerant would you have after you'd Recovered?
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    We have outfits here that advertise 'no overtime...

    We have outfits here that advertise 'no overtime charges ever'. Thing is, if you call them at 2am they have their answer service read a script that says 'we are experiencing a high level of calls...
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    You telling me there could be issues if I...

    You telling me there could be issues if I overcharge the system?? :)
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    They told me at sckool that Propane was...

    They told me at sckool that Propane was flammable...but you know what skhools are like!! R-290 is used in Europe a lot, and not just for Grilling!!!
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    Basically, you pressure test to check for leaks...

    Basically, you pressure test to check for leaks from inside out. Think of a nail in your copper line, as you pull a vacuum the nail sucks in and makes a good seal. As soon as you put pressure on it,...
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    [QUOTE=ga-hvac-tech;15366931]IMO it is too late...

    [QUOTE=ga-hvac-tech;15366931]IMO it is too late to pay to stockpile R-22... might end up with an up-side-down investment./QUOTE]

    My understanding is that if there is a system that 'leaks' a pound...
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    I think you'll find that 407 is a blend of 410a...

    I think you'll find that 407 is a blend of 410a and 134a...not sure the proportions, but think it's around 50/50 (of course, they are both blends to begin with). I was also told that POE and mineral...
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    Or, it could be 5 aux, 10 defrost and 15...

    Or, it could be 5 aux, 10 defrost and 15 emergency. More info required.
  46. Thread: polaris

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    Yeh, to be honest, the last time i looked at a...

    Yeh, to be honest, the last time i looked at a Polaris it was a submarine.
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    Was there a call 'to' the board?

    Was there a call 'to' the board?
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    Short (I hope) essay from a (tired)grunt in the...

    Short (I hope) essay from a (tired)grunt in the field...
    There are 2 main types of defrost control. Time and Temp, and Demand.
    Time and Temp uses a timer that says 'we've been running for 30/60/90...
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    We're mixing our Rankines with our Kelvins here....

    We're mixing our Rankines with our Kelvins here.
    Here's the neatest conversion tool I know of (if you don't have it already) http://joshmadison.com/convert-for-windows/
  50. Thread: SEER and HSPF

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    How do they know what size electric heat you are...

    How do they know what size electric heat you are using? I've seen 10 and 15 kw used on say a 2.5T heat pump depending on the cabinet size.
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