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    About 17 yrs ago, I had a 71 El Camino that I...

    About 17 yrs ago, I had a 71 El Camino that I used for work. Had a toolbox mounted in it. Everyone thought it was cool! It hauled many condensing units! I later cleaned it up and repainted it and...
  2. Thread: 200 AMP Jumper

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    Those jumpers you are refering to are actually...

    Those jumpers you are refering to are actually meter jumpers. Many power co's use them in those situation. They are good for around a hundred amps. Even though it may be a 200 amp service, most...
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    Here's my thought....even though the flex was...

    Here's my thought....even though the flex was improperly installed. I have seen where some localities require the gas service to be "bonded" or grounded to the electric service. Some localities do...
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    Is it a mobile home? By the looks of al the...

    Is it a mobile home? By the looks of al the paneling......
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    I would have taken some sheet metal and covered...

    I would have taken some sheet metal and covered that whole section up, I bet all of the air is drawn thru that area and not anywhere else. I bet the head pressure is pretty high too. With 12 Lbs of...
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    Do all the signal lights work on it? if so, he...

    Do all the signal lights work on it? if so, he may be ok. I bet the main van has a hard time pulling it up hill as well as his stopping distance is tripple.
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    It looks like duct board too! that will fall...

    It looks like duct board too! that will fall apart in the rain and snow in no time. An inspector should NEVER have even given them a temporary on that! All it takes is someone to drive or back into a...
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    How old is the unit? It looks quite old.

    How old is the unit? It looks quite old.
  9. Thread: Can't breathe!

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    Can't breathe!

    The pic says it all! I put this unit in 16 yrs ago. Trane 4 ton 10 SEER. Surprised it still works. I was over for another issue and noticed the unit......had to take a pic. There will be NO...
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    Gotcha! Lucky here too.

    Gotcha! Lucky here too.
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    You guys must use yours a lot more. I've had mine...

    You guys must use yours a lot more. I've had mine 3 yrs now. It's worked fine.....so far.
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    How long has this code been in effect? Is it the...

    How long has this code been in effect? Is it the state or city? I was in NY last year and replaced a system for some friends, It was installed in 86 when the entire town house development was built....
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    Now THAT is a hackjob!

    Now THAT is a hackjob!
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    No PVC for a drain??? Why?? Is black ABS still...

    No PVC for a drain??? Why?? Is black ABS still acceptible?
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    I see the freezing up too!

    I see the freezing up too!
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    I have a promaxx........should I be worried?? I...

    I have a promaxx........should I be worried?? I like mine! :(
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    Looks like another "do it yourself" or even a...

    Looks like another "do it yourself" or even a "side job" from a rookie helper.
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    I have seen that done before! Too lazy to cut a...

    I have seen that done before! Too lazy to cut a hole in the ceiling!
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    WOW!

    WOW!
  20. Thread: Rust in Peace!

    by machery
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    If you still have the old unit, send us a pic!

    If you still have the old unit, send us a pic!
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    It would probably work better if they would have...

    It would probably work better if they would have put it in the wall near the stove!
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    More "drain" fun.

    Did a change-out and found the drain this way! On the old equip that is......The aux pan then drained into a plumbing stack! What idiots!
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    Another "whats wrong here" thread

    Removed an old ICP system that was in for 20 yrs. Thank goodness for the aux pan that surprisingly didn't leak. It and the main drain connection that was stripped out and laying off to the side, were...
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    Not always, I've seen the feed come in one side...

    Not always, I've seen the feed come in one side of the unit and the disconnect on the other. Not proper of course!
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    Should keep a "rescue" (or simular) motor on the...

    Should keep a "rescue" (or simular) motor on the truck!:whistle::grin2:
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    I was gonna say......bring back a new unit...

    I was gonna say......bring back a new unit instead of the blade!:grin2:
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    I agree.........Something is fishy here. Who put...

    I agree.........Something is fishy here. Who put out the fire? HO? Fire dept? if the FD, Did they determine a cause? Looking at the burned ground around it, I would bet it was a brush fire, the unit...
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    LOL....so did I!:grin2:

    LOL....so did I!:grin2:
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    Old ICP.....someone didnt put the foam piece in!

    Old ICP.....someone didnt put the foam piece in!
  30. Thread: Wall of AC

    by machery
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    God help them if an earthquake happens! LOL

    God help them if an earthquake happens! LOL
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    LOL, you beat me to it. I was gonna say the place...

    LOL, you beat me to it. I was gonna say the place looks like a junk yard to begin with.
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    So, tandem or piggyback breakers are not allowed...

    So, tandem or piggyback breakers are not allowed in canada? Is this why I've seen panels there that are available with 60 and 80 spaces whereas here in the states we were limited to 42 spaces....
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    Lightning strike?

    Lightning strike?
  34. Thread: RCB droppings.

    by machery
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    I too save capacitor brackets and keep them on...

    I too save capacitor brackets and keep them on the truck. I also save the rubber termial boot/cover that you occasionally find on some units.
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    I am a one man show! if anything is boched, its...

    I am a one man show! if anything is boched, its my fault. As far as this goes, I would nevr have done the crappy install on the entire job nor would I have done the horrible repairs that were done...
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    The customer just bought the house, It sat vacant...

    The customer just bought the house, It sat vacant for 2 yrs. I think by the looks of the unit, it ran steady for 2 yrs too!
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    service neglect & boched repairs

    Replaced a unit this morn that had numerous issues. Broken captube at distributer assembly, no lo pressure switch, so the unit ran dry forever. Surprisingly compressor still ran, but didn't pump...
  38. Thread: PEE-YEW

    by machery
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    Can't just put on a P trap and let drip on roof...

    Can't just put on a P trap and let drip on roof like a typical roof top unit? The rofs are brown, the dirty water stains won't show up.
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    I agree! I installed a window unit for a...

    I agree! I installed a window unit for a customer, then 2 months later when he had a propane tank installed outside near the unit, I had to move the unit to another window because they said it would...
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    Installers AND inspectors aren't paying...

    Installers AND inspectors aren't paying attention! :gah:
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    I think the homeowner did the sprayfoaming. Most...

    I think the homeowner did the sprayfoaming. Most contractors in their right mind would not do that.
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    I hope the gas and electric was off!!!!!

    I hope the gas and electric was off!!!!!
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    Things I saw this week so far!

    Pic #1.....went to lowe's and saw this! I guess they are in the buisness now!
    Pic #2, 3, 4.....New foam duct insulation!
    Pic #5, 6......most heatpumps in this subdivision look like this!
    Pic...
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    maintenence man repair job!

    maintenence man repair job!
  45. I know. Air handlers have draw thru coils, but...

    I know. Air handlers have draw thru coils, but not supposed to do gas furnaces that way. I'm sure the HX looks nasty like this too and will probably stink and smoke to high heaven when fired for the...
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    Even if it had factory jumpers, #6 is not enough...

    Even if it had factory jumpers, #6 is not enough for a 15kw heater and is too small for a 100 amp breaker
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    The customer cant afford the complete system...

    The customer cant afford the complete system change out. So at minimum I can match the coil to the new unit and it WILL be a "listed match up". The Goodman unit and Goodman coil will still carry the...
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    Its a Heil. "ICP".....value series. 2005 build...

    Its a Heil. "ICP".....value series. 2005 build date. Air handler is an ICP as well, but Carrier built. 2005 also. If I replace it, It will get a Goodman outdoor unit and Goodman coil that will fit...
  49. Why not to install evap coil on return side of a gas furnace

    Had asrvc call today for no a/c or even the fan. Found a loose thermostat wire, simple fix. Butttttttt, found this mess. I forgot to take a pic of the coil itself, but you can see the damage of in...
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    Finds on a service call today

    It started as a call for the outdoor heatpump not running. Low pressure switch activated, no charge. saw an oil soaked leaf in bottom of unit which was a sign of a leak. Found cracked reversing valve...
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