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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    what was outdoor temp that day? What was temp...

    what was outdoor temp that day? What was temp inside the house? What was wet and dry bulb tem? Sounds like it's only undercharged to me. I bet you the expansion valve is fine. Are you sure it has a...
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    The Ruud tech support told me that I had a...

    The Ruud tech support told me that I had a problem with that unit only because it sat undercharged for over two weeks since electrician had short couldn't start the one unit as I said in original...
  4. Thread: Air Filters

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    NO. The 3m filters at HD are restrictive and most...

    NO. The 3m filters at HD are restrictive and most split systems installed around here are short on return air. I know a ton of guys who live by the IT'S ONLY THE RETURN. It;s only the amount of air...
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    I've been using nothing but first co's we install...

    I've been using nothing but first co's we install a ton of hydro systems here in new england and most people are using a better air handler with an in line coil or tam 7 but not every job has a...
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    Wouldn't b surprised if Freddy lives in that...

    Wouldn't b surprised if Freddy lives in that boiler room!!
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    I was talking about before the system was...

    I was talking about before the system was started. I can't remember what the pressures were exactly but they were bad enough to scare the crap out of me. I knew there was a restriction and wasn't...
  8. nice work, glad to see a proper return air size....

    nice work, glad to see a proper return air size. Also love the sheetmetal work, I've never used ductboard even on swap outs with existing db we use metal and tie in to the db.
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    Ever had this problem?

    I did a big house on CT shoreline roughly 9000 sq ft. I used 6 first co hbxb variable sp ah's with Ruud 14AJM outdoors. There was a group of four units that did the main portion of the home. Two of...
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    I agree with the expansion valve and hate the...

    I agree with the expansion valve and hate the bulb on exterior of cabinet. I've had a few inducers drip on the downflow horizontal where the tee is caulked in but it was an easy fix. I changed the...
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    I've been installing Rheem and Ruud for 15 years...

    I've been installing Rheem and Ruud for 15 years and don't have any issues with their coils nor the outdoor units either. Even the AJN value series is a decent unit especially for the $. I used Payne...
  12. Thread: vacuum hose

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    I think the mastercool is a cheaper made product....

    I think the mastercool is a cheaper made product. I was just looking at the mastercool manifold and hoses at winair and I won't go with anything but yj. Everything I have in my cabinet is YJ. I do...
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    I love the fujitsu with dc inverter just put a...

    I love the fujitsu with dc inverter just put a few in what a nice unit. I did have a problem with the panel closing all the way and the factory told me its a slight defect and sent me clips to put on...
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    could be overcharged! Ive had units overcharged...

    could be overcharged! Ive had units overcharged before following behind the beer can cold guy from one of my old shops. Everytime the compressor kicked on it would flicker and dim the lights and...
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    I didn't install goodmans long but when I worked...

    I didn't install goodmans long but when I worked for a company a few yrs back the installers would put the vac on and open the valves and i was supposed to start and charge well twice they lost the...
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    just the other day went on call ah in attic with...

    just the other day went on call ah in attic with single pole switch upside down on 240v not to mention no ground at air handler had bad transformer and short in tstat wire zip tied to old bx with...
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    You do carry those linesmans everywhere you go...

    You do carry those linesmans everywhere you go thats for sure. I have the Lennox 9 and 1 in my back pocket with my Irwin channel locks I bought the set of 3. I would have to say my swager I haven't...
  18. I am very happy that we don't use ductboard up...

    I am very happy that we don't use ductboard up north anymore. I still come across some jobs that have mostly condo's or townhouses but we still mainly use sm for all plenums, return boxes, and all...
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    One of my customers is a home flipper. He buys...

    One of my customers is a home flipper. He buys foreclosures and fixes them up a tad and sells them. He calls me on friday and asked me if I could go to a house he sold over the winter cause the new...
  20. I hate to say it but that is the way they are...

    I hate to say it but that is the way they are building everywhere in the u.s now. Throw in a granite countertop and jacuzzi tub in master bath and theres your luxury estate. I gues they don't sell...
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    That sucks. I think we all learn a few things in...

    That sucks. I think we all learn a few things in life the hard way no matter how perfect you think you are. I went to a house one day to remove the outdoor units so they could frame an addition and...
  22. My customer who needed a new condenser last wk...

    My customer who needed a new condenser last wk here in ct should have been drinking more beer and she would have been fine. Her pug was going pp on her payne unit for the last 4 yrs and pretty much...
  23. u only need to see the sight glass the tech said!!

    u only need to see the sight glass the tech said!!
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    that regulator on gas meter is awful close but...

    that regulator on gas meter is awful close but very nice clean work
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    I can't stop laughing, that has made my day. Im...

    I can't stop laughing, that has made my day. Im going to start monday morning off by showing this to my two guys so they can see how not to do things. No really what's a systim? I also needs me a md...
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    Belimo's factory is five minutes from my house...

    Belimo's factory is five minutes from my house and nobody uses them around here. I use mostly hw and the ewc's are bout 30% cheaper. I am a fan of the spring open power close myself.
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    At least you can see the sight glass

    At least you can see the sight glass
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    I thought they shipped the condenser with the...

    I thought they shipped the condenser with the pallet on the bottom!!!
  29. Thread: Line set?

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    Am I the only one who's wondering why there is...

    Am I the only one who's wondering why there is that big of lineset in the 1st place?
  30. Thread: Line set?

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    not all 3 ton units are 7/8 a bunch are 3/4...

    not all 3 ton units are 7/8 a bunch are 3/4 especially with 410a manufacturers say a smaller lineset is better than bigger with 410a within reason of course if you are going 150 ft than obviously you...
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    obviously the only true problem is the brick, if...

    obviously the only true problem is the brick, if installed good it should be fine but if it's brittle and moisture has damaged the brick you might need to dome some patc work to the veneer
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    you can cut out the whole box if needed, and no...

    you can cut out the whole box if needed, and no you don't need a lintel, there is no load in between the floor joists, as long as the joists itself is still resting on sill plate the box does not...
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    That one is on you, you let him put it in and...

    That one is on you, you let him put it in and start up without you, your fault. My apprentice does ductwork and when he has that down we will move on to the next, but not without me watching his...
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    I agree with u but I have noticed that when you...

    I agree with u but I have noticed that when you are going from ground to attic unit you always need a bit more to make up for the rise, even if the basement unit is the same distance the 2nd floor...
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    I think the pan is holding water because with the...

    I think the pan is holding water because with the doors open it cant handle all the humidity and therefore is condensating like a champ and might be where the installer threw out the splash guard and...
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    I think its one of the most important things, you...

    I think its one of the most important things, you can have everything else correct but if your airflow and cfm's are not proper your systems not proper. That can be the biggest reason for fan motor...
  37. I agree with that as well, zimmerman was...

    I agree with that as well, zimmerman was following him because he was a young african american kid with his pants at his ankles and a hoodie. He met americas description of a thug so zimmerman stuck...
  38. I agree but they just keep going back to why was...

    I agree but they just keep going back to why was zimmerman following him? Oh of course because all white people follow black people around. I grew up in an urban area 30 minutes from the bronx and...
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    You really have to learn both sides of the trade...

    You really have to learn both sides of the trade for residential.I remember when I first started 15 yrs ago we had sheet metal crews, lineset and condensate crews and service techs who did all calls...
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    I love the Ruud value line units I've been using...

    I love the Ruud value line units I've been using the 14 seer one's like crazy. For the price you can't beat them they are really quiet too
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    I went to a house last year when the fire dept...

    I went to a house last year when the fire dept and police were there because the installer set the evap coil with plastic drain pan right on top of high boy oil fired furnace and it melted and caught...
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    how can you not tell by the way the furnace...

    how can you not tell by the way the furnace sounded alone. The pressure build up probably had the unit shaking like crazy. I would have been able to tell as soon as I started the system and by the...
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    nice change out, the condensate piping looks very...

    nice change out, the condensate piping looks very nice as well. I don't like to prime further than the pipe goes in to the hub but it looks good. Those are elbows on the lineset correct? If you don't...
  44. me 2 I zip tie liquid, low volt, and whip to...

    me 2 I zip tie liquid, low volt, and whip to suction line
  45. that doesn't look bad at all actually it looks...

    that doesn't look bad at all actually it looks just fine. I do a lot of new const homes in Ct where the electrcians wire the line volt and run all the low volt. The guy last week didn't like where I...
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    If you laid that out on your own and did it all...

    If you laid that out on your own and did it all by hand hats off to you. That is not an easy fitting to lay out, compared to a regular flat or vertical elbow. The heel on those is tricky especially...
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    I had one a few months ago where the customer had...

    I had one a few months ago where the customer had a plumber clean the condensers at a country club. The plumber told the guy that it dont take no genius to clean a condenser coil, well he cleaned it...
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    forget the adapter for the bvent, forget zip ties...

    forget the adapter for the bvent, forget zip ties on lineset, forget about the float switch shutting that down, usually don't need screws in bvent at least the manufactuters say you don't
  49. Thread: Custom Boot

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    put the air jordan logo on their and thats a...

    put the air jordan logo on their and thats a whole new meaning of nike air
  50. Thread: Custom Boot

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    I had one almost as good as that the homeowner...

    I had one almost as good as that the homeowner cut out the bottom of coffee can and used it as a 6 inch piece of round pipe and saw nothing wrong with it wish i had picture. He even made his own...
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