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    Bryant 986TA60100V21 high-fire fault Code 33

    I have been working on this unit for the past day with no success. Although I have been doing this work for 15 years, this one has me completely stumped.

    The furnace operates fine on low-fire, but...
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    I always sweep with nitrogen when I braze A/C...

    I always sweep with nitrogen when I braze A/C lines. I learned the hard way: early on in my career, I rushed through installs without bothering to sweep, but had a couple of no-cool callbacks, where...
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    I used the YJ flare/swage kits for years and...

    I used the YJ flare/swage kits for years and liked them (originally, you had to buy two sets to go over 3/4, but now, I believe they sell a combined kit with the bigger sizes in it), but found the...
  4. I should have mentioned that it's going in a...

    I should have mentioned that it's going in a Carrier 48TJF005---501-- rooftop unit. It's rated for 4 tons of cooling.
  5. Hard to tell if new Tecumseh compressor has oil in it from factory

    I have searched long and hard to try to find out if a new Tecumseh air conditioning compressor I am going to install on a changeout in a couple of days has oil in it already, or if I have to put some...
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    Changing tanks during recovery

    I have a question concerning refrigerant recovery: while I am familiar with the basic process and have done it many times into a single cylinder, I would like to ask about recovering a large amount...
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    I was back there this morning, pulled the 80/370...

    I was back there this morning, pulled the 80/370 (big round one, was built onto the swing-out panel inside the cabinet that holds the control board, transformer, etc), and adapted my new oval 40/440...
  8. Thread: Hilmor Tools???

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    Hilmor makes a cute little 2-in1 nutdriver. One...

    Hilmor makes a cute little 2-in1 nutdriver. One end is 1/4", and if you pull it out, flip it around, and stick it back into the handle, it's a 5/16". The quarter end has a little red band around it,...
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    Using too big run cap for short time

    I was working on a Water Furnace 5 6-ton geothermal heat pump yesterday, and spent most of the day changing out a seized compressor.

    The week before, at the first call to check out the problem,...
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    Water Furnace has strange service valves

    I was working on a 6-ton Water Furnace geothermal unit the other day, & diagnosed the compressor as open, so we are going to replace this part next week. The question I have is that this unit has a...
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    No, it was actually a White-Rodgers F/L, but it...

    No, it was actually a White-Rodgers F/L, but it didn't have the heater; it was the straight combo model. It only had the standard four wires: motor hot/neutral (I.e. blower), and transformer...
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    Dumb Question, but Never Did it Before

    On really old gas furnaces (before mid-1960s), the fan and limit controls are two separate pieces, not the familiar L4064 bimetal and rotary dial type. When one of the old individual controls goes...
  13. I pulled the top off the condensing unit,...

    I pulled the top off the condensing unit, connected the suction side of my guges to the SSV, and closed the LSV. At the same time, I had my helper play a blow drier around the bottom of the...
  14. Pumping down split-system condensing unit in winter

    Our company has been detailed to remove a split-system condenser from its existing location at the side of the house, and take it around the back, here it will be reinstalled next spring. I would...
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    Kingsman ZDV3620N making fluttering noise

    I was working on this model fireplace last week. The gas company was out and left a note with the homeowner saying that it needed a new gas valve. When I got to the call, I found that the unit was...
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    Yes, I clean the sensor wells out, and l have the...

    Yes, I clean the sensor wells out, and l have the flush interval set to eight hours. I was offered the RO system, but declined it because there is no place to install it in my mechanical area. I just...
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    I started in the trade as a helper at 46,...

    I started in the trade as a helper at 46, proceeded through my refrigeration apprenticeship, and have 12 years in at this point. Yes, it gets tough on older backs and knees, but chances are you can...
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    Keeping Honeywell TrueSteam alive

    It is possible to keep one of these units operating for quite some time, but it requires scrupulous cleaning at approximately two to three-week intervals. I shut the unit down on the morning of the...
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    Carrier 58STA - I won

    I figured this out, finally. Usually, most of my "jobs from hell" need some cooling-off time so I can relax and think them through, and this one was no exception, although I should have been a bit...
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    Frustration with Carrier 58STA furnace

    Earlier today, I was on a call to replace the inducer assembly on a Carrier 58STA-110-12 furnace. This sounds like it should be elementary - I've done lots of inducer swapouts - but this one has...
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    Regarding the Lennox SLP98V, the company I work...

    Regarding the Lennox SLP98V, the company I work for also has installed some of these, and we've experienced trouble as well. We think we have found a solution to the "pressure switch" fault. It turns...
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    It is better to "sweep" the tubing with nitrogen...

    It is better to "sweep" the tubing with nitrogen while you are brazing. Set the nitrogen regulator to about 1-2 psig; the pressure will be so low you might not even feel it coming out the other end....
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    Ratcheting pipe cutter

    Sears sells a small ratcheting tubing cutter (up to 1-18" capacity) that will let you cut tubing without having to rotate the thing all the way around once it's tightened onto the tubing. I find it...
  24. Thread: Shop Vac

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    Grasshopper is dead right about the Stinger. They...

    Grasshopper is dead right about the Stinger. They really do "sting" your ears! They have a high-pitched component to their sound that is definitely bad for the hearing apparatus. When I first started...
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    I got a UEI DL259 multimeter a few weeks ago, and...

    I got a UEI DL259 multimeter a few weeks ago, and really like it for HVAC work, except for one thing: when I hook it up in series to a flame sensor circuit to get the microamp reading (DC only - on...
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    lineset length

    A forty-foot lineset shouldn't be a problem, but you may want to check the condensing unit's installation or service manuals to see how much refrigerant should be added to the system when you install...
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