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  1. Thread: Water leak

    by hvacvegas
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    I can't remember a time that goodman has used...

    I can't remember a time that goodman has used metal drain pans in their air handlers.

    Call up your supplier about the bulletin. Have your serial ready. There is a date range.
    BTW, it's a pain in...
  2. Thread: Water leak

    by hvacvegas
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    "We have received some reports of condensate blow...

    "We have received some reports of condensate blow off on ARUF/PT and AVPTC Smart Frame™
    air handlers when installed in the horizontal left position. The majority of the reports involve the “D”...
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    All winter long, deep in the winter, we were...

    All winter long, deep in the winter, we were getting new installs/2 year old unit installs calling about fan runs all the time.
    Look up customer, we installed a humidifier that turns the fan on if...
  4. Looks good to me. Are you bringing in fresh...

    Looks good to me.

    Are you bringing in fresh air into the home?
    If your as insulated/seal as you say, you have to be bringing in air, and if not, that's an entire different issue that needs to be...
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    Here's one for you, if you really like the...

    Here's one for you, if you really like the mini-spit.

    Install 2 mini-splits with ductless heads. Get the high seer ones. Keep them at desired temps.
    If the old unit still works, leave it. Keep it...
  6. I was going to comment, that it's amazing that...

    I was going to comment, that it's amazing that there were no blacks in the video.

    Almost like it was done that way for a reason, or blacks were shunned/treated poorly...or something like that.

    ...
  7. Maybe I'm the only one that thinks this...but...

    Maybe I'm the only one that thinks this...but thats one freaking tough braze joint!
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    Absolutely not, nor would you want to. A ducted...

    Absolutely not, nor would you want to.
    A ducted mini is more designed for a straight shot installation. You can technically run some flex duct off it, it's not exactly recommended.

    The max...
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    Generally, the ducted models are like 12" high,...

    Generally, the ducted models are like 12" high, 35" wide, 35"deep.

    More designed to go above a tile ceiling than anything.

    All the cool efficiency stuff is in the wall mount, ductless units.
    ...
  10. if it has a piston instead of a txv, that's part...

    if it has a piston instead of a txv, that's part of the problem. That unit is 2-stage.

    Take a picture of the copper lines, one is insulated, the other is bare. Take the picture where it enters...
  11. FYI, that coil won't work on a 3-ton, amana, 16...

    FYI, that coil won't work on a 3-ton, amana, 16 seer heat pump.

    You'll be fine in cooling, but you'll trip on high pressure in the warm winter months.
    Nor will you get 16 seer.
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    I'd have to see the specs, but there's a...

    I'd have to see the specs, but there's a difference between max capacity, and efficiency.

    I'm not downing the max capacity thing. Thats great. The problem is that it'll lose efficiency as your...
  13. With some time in the field, you'll figure it...

    With some time in the field, you'll figure it out.
    I still always quote a range, but it's usually X +/- 1 lbs.

    Unless you get into 15lbs+ systems.

    If it's a component in the outdoor unit, just...
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    Is it even the real issue? Lots of work to go...

    Is it even the real issue?

    Lots of work to go through, draining it, refilling, just to find out it's not the problem.

    I left a guys house 2 weeks ago, who I recommended the replacement of his...
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    Wow. Pretty high up there. Could be a few things...

    Wow. Pretty high up there.
    Could be a few things causing that.

    One thing I'd like to mention to you, is that I doubt a amtrol #30 is big enough.
    Might be why it failed, if it failed, in the...
  16. That coil looks like poop. Not cosmetic. FYI, I...

    That coil looks like poop.
    Not cosmetic.
    FYI, I doubt you'll find a replacement coil for that unit, nor would it make sense to repair.
  17. Ditto. 17 years old, replace the thing. You're...

    Ditto.

    17 years old, replace the thing. You're looking at big bucks to replace the coil.
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    If the customer leaves on vacation, your fears...

    If the customer leaves on vacation, your fears are vindicated. An alarm ain't worth a crap if no one can hear it. Or get in the building to fix it.
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    Turning vanes in a 2.5 ton system is nuts. ...

    Turning vanes in a 2.5 ton system is nuts.

    About the size of the blower outlet.
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    I've installed created/installed those twice. ...

    I've installed created/installed those twice.

    Both of them were on non-pressurized loops though.
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    I don't know exactly, but they did have to flush...

    I don't know exactly, but they did have to flush out the transmission cooler, change the entire transmission, and found metal shavings in the pan.

    So, I guess yes.
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    Glenn, I just lost my transmission in my 2013...

    Glenn, I just lost my transmission in my 2013 ford e250.
    28k miles.

    I got mine back in 1 week.
  23. It could be that the pipe broke somewhere, and it...

    It could be that the pipe broke somewhere, and it was to hard to run new pipe.
    It's actually less efficient to use a pump system.

    It may or may not be a very involved fix.
    Whens the last time...
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    That 2009 unit probably doesn't have an...

    That 2009 unit probably doesn't have an accumulator, which is where that noise is coming from.
    2007-2010ish goodman really cheaped out and stopped putting them in. Only to start putting them back in...
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    Goodman makes a DFT-01 kit. Helps with defrost...

    Goodman makes a DFT-01 kit. Helps with defrost noise. May be your issue.
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    I was told from a goodman rep that 410a would...

    I was told from a goodman rep that 410a would eventually come without the r-22 phaseout due to the energy requirements. They weren't able to economically create high seer units using r22.
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    Take the critics in a positive light. Did the...

    Take the critics in a positive light. Did the same to me. Made me a better tech.
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    You gotta be kidding me.

    You gotta be kidding me.
  29. and a great way to get sued. All it takes is...

    and a great way to get sued.

    All it takes is one person to get sick.
    Might not even have been caused from the garage heat run, doesn't matter.

    Hell, it might not even have been from CO....
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    Not to bash a product, because it does seem...

    Not to bash a product, because it does seem awesome, but I'm having trouble finding the usage for it.
    Maybe my application is different than others?

    Two normal installations for us:

    1. Bend...
  31. Thread: Stupid Forum

    by hvacvegas
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    http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/2012/10/sarah_par...

    http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/2012/10/sarah_parenting/baby-crying.jpg
  32. I disagree with the lifespan of the minisplits,...

    I disagree with the lifespan of the minisplits, but I do completely agree with the warranty concerns. Seems like your first warranty claim can spiral out of control, on the diagnostic alone. Seems...
  33. I agree with what others have said related to...

    I agree with what others have said related to another opinion.
    I would expect to pay more than just the trip fee.
    Make very clear what your intentions are.
    Some places may send out a tech, and...
  34. I'm in cincy, ohio, no insulation in the walls,...

    I'm in cincy, ohio, no insulation in the walls, r-13 in the ceiling, 1300 SQFT. 2-ton AC, 45k btu furnace.

    If you HAVE to have the tubing in the slab, the bigger the conduit the better.
    1 LONG...
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    Pulling the air out of the attic via forced air...

    Pulling the air out of the attic via forced air may or may not be the best solution.

    For the OUTLET, you need INLETS. If you have inlets, low to the attic, then fine.
    If you have no inlets, then...
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    Unless the nest is robbing power, and the...

    Unless the nest is robbing power, and the transformer isn't big enough to support the load including the nest.

    When was the thermostat installed?
  37. That's the thing. Your gonna replace the...

    That's the thing.
    Your gonna replace the control, and end up with the same thing.

    You need to find out why you have so many cycles. Is this thing got alot of small zones that can bring on the...
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    Thats what I was thinking. Compressor ramming...

    Thats what I was thinking.

    Compressor ramming refrigerant through a txv.
  39. The honeywell 8000 is cheaper. Does about the...

    The honeywell 8000 is cheaper. Does about the same.

    Warranty isn't as good though.
  40. Probably because heat is raising up from the 1st...

    Probably because heat is raising up from the 1st floor to the second.

    You could call.
    I wouldn't mention how much you paid for feb, and your location.
    You'll get laughed at.

    Seriously. You...
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    Install a peice of tape.

    Install a peice of tape.
  42. http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/manchester-nh/031...

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/manchester-nh/03104/february-weather/334459?monyr=2/1/2015

    $100 sounds great. How big of a space.

    You need to have them turn the 2nd floor heater on.
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    I would to. Unless I'm missing something, i don't...

    I would to. Unless I'm missing something, i don't see a way to disconnect the equipment, that doesn't involve cutting out the vent.
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    yikes! BTW, that house had mold. The white...

    yikes!

    BTW, that house had mold. The white paint is for mold abatement.
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    Funniest part about it, is we charge more for a...

    Funniest part about it, is we charge more for a tuneup than a repair call. So they think they are saving money, but it actually costs more...
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    Door switches are required on any blower door...

    Door switches are required on any blower door that can be taken off without the use of tools.

    Which is why Oil furnaces typically don't have them, nor do air handlers.
    Trane has one, because you...
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    Exactly what I'm thinking. 3 things: Blower...

    Exactly what I'm thinking.

    3 things:
    Blower door test. - Tests for leakage in the home. You may have all your air going out through an open hole you don't know about.

    Duct blast test - Tests...
  48. Thread: Boiler

    by hvacvegas
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    I have to say, I've never had luck with a new...

    I have to say, I've never had luck with a new packing. I've always ended up replace the entire valve.
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    The owner could enclose the entire space, and...

    The owner could enclose the entire space, and make it a "crawl space".
    Then provide you a working platform, and a permanent ladder.

    As far as your first question, about a gas pack, the answer is...
  50. Sadly, yes. There is only so much room. Cutting...

    Sadly, yes. There is only so much room. Cutting the pipes and installing a union is a minor feat though. Might add 30% to the cost of cleaning an indoor coil.

    FYI, most companies do not include...
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