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  1. Have you tried any of the corporate restaurant's...

    Have you tried any of the corporate restaurant's like wendy's or something similar as a maintenance tech? Just a thought!
  2. Thread: Capacitors

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    Lots and lots of 4 and 5 ton units in AZ. You...

    Lots and lots of 4 and 5 ton units in AZ. You would be going to the parts house or using your turbo at every one you went to or paralleling your 50's with a 30 or a 10 ! :grin2:
  3. Thread: Capacitors

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    30-80/5 mfd should cover it and a roll of...

    30-80/5 mfd should cover it and a roll of plumbers tape for mounting as the interior control panel acts as a heat sink. Leaving it in the box with a roll of tape around the terminals does nothing...
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    Sounds like you have some big unit's. What are...

    Sounds like you have some big unit's. What are they 4, 5 ton's? But, anyways here's a tip to avoid the mistakes i've seen other maintenance men make.Tip 1- When your electric heat strips are on in...
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    Maybe the compressor pressure relief valve opened...

    Maybe the compressor pressure relief valve opened during pump down because you added gas thinking it was low on refrigerant. Sorry bad valves or stuck reversing valve doesn't cause low suction...
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    Were you pumping the unit down or recovering the...

    Were you pumping the unit down or recovering the refrigerant? Your post doesn't make too much sense. Maybe your a another homeowner in disguise who watched a tech replace your condensor and is...
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    It's a current start relay.

    It's a current start relay.
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    I can't stand those overweight R2D2 compressors....

    I can't stand those overweight R2D2 compressors. Too heavy and bulky to deal with. I hope they get rid of them forever.
  9. 71 F indoor is not much of a load. Maybe pieces...

    71 F indoor is not much of a load. Maybe pieces of your compressor valves is what were clogging the dryer. But, still way too early to know for sure more diagnosis is needed.
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    So, what did the owner say after "your"...

    So, what did the owner say after "your" non-condensable mixed refrigerant theory was thrown out the window? :grin2:
  11. 90 back pressure maybe normal if it's a 100 in...

    90 back pressure maybe normal if it's a 100 in the house and a 110 outside. I'm assuming r-22!! Need more data to help.
  12. Thread: Hilmore ad

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    Also, it can appear where the testo ad is in the...

    Also, it can appear where the testo ad is in the screenshot above. Either way it jacks things up. Here it is again.
  13. Thread: Hilmore ad

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    Ad is still here jacking things up. Here's the...

    Ad is still here jacking things up. Here's the resized screenshot image.
  14. Thread: Hilmore ad

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    I have a screen shot at home on my PC of the...

    I have a screen shot at home on my PC of the offender. I was going to post it. But, when I tried uploading it said it needed to be resized. Let me know if you still need it as I could probably find a...
  15. Maybe. We'll have to get the OP to post up some...

    Maybe. We'll have to get the OP to post up some pics of his beast!
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    Basically that controller is taking the place of...

    Basically that controller is taking the place of a dual hi-lo pressure control. With some added safeties.http://hvacsupply365.com/p70ma-2c-dual-pressure-contol-johnson-controls If you don't know...
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    That little controller should be energizing the...

    That little controller should be energizing the contactor. It reads pressure through the suction transducer. The discharge temp sensor appears to be missing too. Maybe that was the problem as these...
  18. Why would someone invest the cost of a new A/C...

    Why would someone invest the cost of a new A/C unit, let alone the cost of r-12 in a 1984 Corolla. Are you nuts? :grin2:
  19. Thread: Hilmore ad

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    Hilmore ad

    Seems to be making my side scroll bar disappear in google chrome where i can no longer scroll pages up or down.
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    Left lines open, then homeowner comes outside and...

    Left lines open, then homeowner comes outside and cleans the condensor. Hope you didn't use any water? :eek:
  21. Maybe after 30 years the evap is dirty. Did you...

    Maybe after 30 years the evap is dirty. Did you clean it?
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    Did you need help with your van set-up or...

    Did you need help with your van set-up or something else refrigeration related. If it's about your van keep it right here, If it's the latter make a post in one of the tech to tech forums. :grin2:
  23. Yeah, "slide" your hand across the condensor and...

    Yeah, "slide" your hand across the condensor and feel where the liquid and vapor mix starts. If it's half way up. call it good. :grin2:
    I feel your pain. Half the time you can't even get a direct...
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    I've ran across a couple that when you cut out...

    I've ran across a couple that when you cut out the dryer and look into the condensor liquid line. You can see POE salt's coating the walls of the tubing. That's when i condemn the unit.
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    What's the purpose of this madness set up. Will...

    What's the purpose of this madness set up. Will the heaters overload the inverter or what?
  26. That's true until copeland decides to use a...

    That's true until copeland decides to use a different additive in their compressors. Also, don't forget the leaky coils. So, don't be too quick to let the manufacturer's off the hook.
  27. Should have just kept your wall unit since it...

    Should have just kept your wall unit since it worked so good. What were you thinking? And maybe next time you can get this guy to install a complete central air system with duct work for the same...
  28. Maybe this is the Gypsy? :grin2: ...

    Maybe this is the Gypsy? :grin2:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1781041-Digital-gauges
  29. And to the OP. Turn off the stuck heat strip and...

    And to the OP. Turn off the stuck heat strip and quit adding gas to try to get the supply air colder! :grin2:
  30. Yep, DIY or he hired a side jobber!

    Yep, DIY or he hired a side jobber!
  31. In 14 yrs and thousands of service calls i've...

    In 14 yrs and thousands of service calls i've ran. I gotta say no one has ever taken pics.
  32. For some reason i believe the OP owns the gauges...

    For some reason i believe the OP owns the gauges and is only here to secretly ask for help. Claiming someone else did it. I mean serious. How else did he obtain the pictures of the pretend guy's...
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    It would have worked fine. But, they tapped the...

    It would have worked fine. But, they tapped the discharge line with the tee instead of the liquid line. So as the dome heated up it and the valve opened, it sent hot gas into the suction, instead of...
  34. Thread: AC question

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    After you changed the compressor what was the SH....

    After you changed the compressor what was the SH. That alone will tell you if your starving for air. Don't need to guess if your duct is undersized. Temps and pressure tell right away. I'm guesing...
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    Here you go.

    Here you go.
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    It's a water sourced. They never have very much...

    It's a water sourced. They never have very much charge in them. Which is a good thing.
  37. Subcooling tells the amount of refrigerant...

    Subcooling tells the amount of refrigerant stacked in the condensor. Superheat tells the amount of refrigerant in the evaporator. Your system could just be overcharged by a couple lbs of refrigerant...
  38. One other thing. You do realize as temperatures...

    One other thing. You do realize as temperatures soar past our summer design your units are not supposed to shut off? They will run and run until the sun goes down.
  39. What are your head pressures, SubCooling and...

    What are your head pressures, SubCooling and SuperHeat? As i'm not seeing too much of a problem other than the overhang. But, i have a feeling the reversing valve and outdoor TXV is located on the...
  40. You can ditch the plastic decorative tops that...

    You can ditch the plastic decorative tops that tend to discharge air out instead of up and just leave them as-is. Ask your contractor about it. No need to space them "way" apart since the air will be...
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    Maybe flooding out the compressor with liquid....

    Maybe flooding out the compressor with liquid. It's gives all sorts of funky reading's. Try metering the refrigerant w/ the LLSV or just check the piston as mentioned. If it's checks good your...
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    Manual say's it's a brushless DC motor...

    Manual say's it's a brushless DC motor w/feedback. The day it went out. I didn't have time to even look at it before condemning the motor. I came home at 4pm wife says the fridge isn't working. Err...
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    My fridge told me the evaporator fan failed on...

    My fridge told me the evaporator fan failed on the display and it did. The motor had 3 wires. Maybe one of them provides feedback to the board? IDK
  44. I think that bulletin is talking about...

    I think that bulletin is talking about compressors that are still running. But, are used in critical operations and need to be replaced before they fail! Not, some residential unit.
  45. Did you put your mega ohm on it? Or are you still...

    Did you put your mega ohm on it? Or are you still changing parts? :grin2: Serious, i use mine when a breaker is tripping and a short doesn't show up with my fluke.
  46. Just because your meter didn't pick up a short....

    Just because your meter didn't pick up a short. Doesn't mean it isn't. Buy a mega ohm meter.
  47. Have a different pro come out and install a new...

    Have a different pro come out and install a new thermostat. Also have them check the indoor unit. Maybe you have a condensate float switch interrupting the power supply. A good tech should be able...
  48. That LUXPRO PSP721U is antiquated and difficult...

    That LUXPRO PSP721U is antiquated and difficult for most customers to program. I wouldn't recommend it!
  49. Thread: Filter Dryers

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    I've never seen one on a goodman from the...

    I've never seen one on a goodman from the factory. Sounds like somebody messed up.
  50. Thread: Filter Dryers

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    Was it a york? They put them in the discharge...

    Was it a york? They put them in the discharge line right before the RV.
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