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    Well it's easy to test. Jumper it - WHILE YOU...

    Well it's easy to test. Jumper it - WHILE YOU REMAIN ON SITE - and see if the furnace works. On some units (Lennox) you can't do this but I think you can on that Goodman.
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    Hey! I meant no disrespect. It sounded like the...

    Hey! I meant no disrespect. It sounded like the contractor asked you to do several easy things but you walked into a unit that fell out of box meaning it was a big job. I was being sarcastic. I'm...
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    So.......... you're saying you were hired to hook...

    So.......... you're saying you were hired to hook up gas, thermostat, and power...oh and the vent. But otherwise it was "Beautifully Installed"? What, it was level and fit in the closet? Sounds like...
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    Terrific! You found it. That's good news, don't...

    Terrific! You found it. That's good news, don't slam yourself too hard. Everyone here has..."learned". Now you know what a plug looks like on your guages - you'll never forget. Great news.
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    I like the way the line-set is holding the vent...

    I like the way the line-set is holding the vent pipe up. Those darn straps are so expensive, it's good when you can cut a corner. And piping in to the attic with an open vent pipe? No problem. Leads...
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    That window shaker guy should get together with...

    That window shaker guy should get together with this guy - marine A/C in the works. Imagine the extension cord they'll need...
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  7. Thread: R-22 "art"

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    It's a beer dispenser.

    It's a beer dispenser.
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    the work looks recent. Gross.

    the work looks recent. Gross.
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    [QUOTE=VTP99;16758421] I agree! It looks like...

    [QUOTE=VTP99;16758421]

    I agree! It looks like the window box is blowing in to the condenser, not the return. But regardless, this one should win the award for best of 2013.
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    The requirement for a low water cutoff is highly...

    The requirement for a low water cutoff is highly overrated. Once the water is gone, the iron gets really hot thus creating wonderful radiant warmth. By opening the doors to the mechanical room and...
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    Check for a braze blob. Seriously - did all the...

    Check for a braze blob. Seriously - did all the joints go together well or did you have to fight one or two?
  12. Sorry - OBD? Is that simply On Board Diagnostics?

    Sorry - OBD? Is that simply On Board Diagnostics?
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    @2SAC - !!!!!!what the????? It was hilarious but...

    @2SAC - !!!!!!what the????? It was hilarious but how long did it take? You've had a rough day. :cheers: Holy Schmokes. Step away from the mouse, open that cold one, pet dog.
  14. Thread: open return

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    If the return air duct is adjacent to the...

    If the return air duct is adjacent to the furnace, why not connect the two? It sounds like you're taking a short cut that shouldn't be taken. Maybe there's some job specific problems with that, I...
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    You want us to take this test for you? What is...

    You want us to take this test for you? What is your question?
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    yes, I lean toward gross mis-wiring - perhaps...

    yes, I lean toward gross mis-wiring - perhaps someone used two single pole breakers instead of a two pole breaker. Would give this exact symptom. Did this unit EVER work? Has some numb-nut worked on...
  17. Thread: Microchannel

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    This is interesting, and thanks to OP for a great...

    This is interesting, and thanks to OP for a great topic. Do you (rickboggs) have a meter that does that calculation or do you plot on to an enthalpy chart? And sorry to show my ignorance but I don't...
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    Core_d has a point, but I have a different take:...

    Core_d has a point, but I have a different take:

    Take the unit apart, piece by piece. Bring it downstairs to the parking lot and lay it out carefully, with each piece numbered and cataloged, then...
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    Thanks for the link, great info!

    Thanks for the link, great info!
  20. Thread: Got fuse'?

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    I'm in the fan camp. It takes testicular...

    I'm in the fan camp. It takes testicular fortitude beyond what I have to do something like this, and he did it well. In a pinch - he didn't run away. My respect.
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    What's that pastel coloring on your floor? Do you...

    What's that pastel coloring on your floor? Do you do schematic diagrams in chalk? :grin2:
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    +1 You beat me to it. Definitely (at least)...

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    You beat me to it. Definitely (at least) take out the 2lbs you put in and start over with new measurements.
  23. AHHH! And here I am, a man who prides himself on...

    AHHH! And here I am, a man who prides himself on being an experienced skeptic and I missed that one. It's like going to a an insurance salesman and asking him if I need life insurance.
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    Well, I'm out. Mr. Bill asked a legitimate...

    Well, I'm out. Mr. Bill asked a legitimate question. Have fun.
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    My personal solution is to not own a gun. I'm all...

    My personal solution is to not own a gun. I'm all for technology to limit use of weapon to its owner, but it does not, and never will, address the problem of all ("of all" doesn't do justice to the...
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    Tried jumping the pressure switch? EDIT: Wait...

    Tried jumping the pressure switch?

    EDIT: Wait - depending on the complexity of the device it may not allow that. On newer equipment you'll need to open the connection and leave it open until the...
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    Regarding the gun issue imo: I'm an ex Marine....

    Regarding the gun issue imo:

    I'm an ex Marine. Competed in the national rifle competitions 3x, so I know how to use weapons and as a result I respect them so much that I wish they were never...
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    Re-install crimp connectors on both ends of the...

    Re-install crimp connectors on both ends of the draft inducer wire harness AND the L1 and Neutral connection harness. If L1 and neutral go through a junction box, open it and redo the wire nuts -...
  29. I took the time to look: you received responses...

    I took the time to look: you received responses to all three of your posts. So your complaint is a lie. Also: you have only created three threads, so to say "the last couple of questions that I...
  30. Thread: run capisitor

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    Could be, maybe I'm thinking electronics caps....

    Could be, maybe I'm thinking electronics caps. Sorry if I'm off.
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    Nice work! I did one similar last week at a...

    Nice work! I did one similar last week at a restaurant but it pales in comparison.
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    Next time, that guy should use two matches. I...

    Next time, that guy should use two matches. I know it's expensive, but sometimes you gotta spend to do the job right.

    EDIT: I can see that flame being buried right up against the copper. His...
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    I don't know the percentage, but for an HVAC...

    I don't know the percentage, but for an HVAC company to be listed as "NATE certified" they only need a portion of their employees to be NATE certified. This does not mean that one of them...
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    Try putting anti-blowback hoses on those ports!...

    Try putting anti-blowback hoses on those ports! Not gonna happen. But what really blows my mind is that his initial observation was that there was hot air blowing from the copper pipe. Did he cut it...
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    Frat house....don't they serve beer?

    Frat house....don't they serve beer?
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    They sell everything at home depot...even hot...

    They sell everything at home depot...even hot dogs...:grin2:
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    ooooh! That's a good one. Nice and tricky.

    ooooh! That's a good one. Nice and tricky.
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    what number are you calling? :angel:

    what number are you calling? :angel:
  39. Thread: run capisitor

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    You are one of a kind, at least in my experience....

    You are one of a kind, at least in my experience. No one ever leaves me notes. :gah:

    To OP: most of these capacitors are rated +/-20% and are frequently not the printed value when measured on a...
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    1. UV light has been proven to be effective at...

    1. UV light has been proven to be effective at killing mold, bacteria, and viruses according to an article I read in an RSES journal. It's very good for cleaning air.

    2. So many questions, and...
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    4' of flex duct??? replace it.

    4' of flex duct??? replace it.
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    fleas? :grin2:

    fleas? :grin2:
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    Well, you learn something everyday... I really...

    Well, you learn something everyday... I really didn't know this. :whistle: And I honestly had to think about it real hard - it hurt - but I think I finally see it. But I'm still holding out doubt...
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    You keep saying that, but I don't think you mean...

    You keep saying that, but I don't think you mean it.
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    +1 Result: It was, and still is, overcharged....

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    Result: It was, and still is, overcharged. Take it out.

    I agree with Bobster that clean coils are essential for proper charging/measurements. Also, I doubt there's a clog. Just good old,...
  46. I once installed a brand new, out of the unopened...

    I once installed a brand new, out of the unopened box, furnace control board. It came with a nice new wire harness. Guess what? The wire harness was wired wrong - from the factory! I confirmed it,...
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    Thanks all. Drier..... (head slap) I shoulda...

    Thanks all. Drier..... (head slap) I shoulda woulda coulda....
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    HotShot2 Retrofit

    I just fixed a Bain Marie. The compressor was trying to start - current relay cycling on then off every few minutes. I used my finger nails to hook on to the 1/4" thick piece of felty sludge that was...
  49. Hey Gents, I was recently at a United...

    Hey Gents,

    I was recently at a United Refrigeration outlet and was looking at the tools they had to facilitate oil changes and came upon this statement from a Henry products oil stem.

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    You're awesome. That's about as close a fit as...

    You're awesome. That's about as close a fit as I'm going to find.

    I went ahead with the repair as previously described, but instead of taking out the screws going down the back side of the...
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