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    Leaks are the biggest PITA in this industry,...

    Leaks are the biggest PITA in this industry, without question, IMHP.

    I have a 1 1/2 yr old unit that has leaked now for the 2 nd season. I went there yesterday and closed the valves, vacuumed the...
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    Turbo 200 and 100. I couldnt imagine taking up...

    Turbo 200 and 100. I couldnt imagine taking up space on the trucks with all those caps!

    Gotta charge for them. Most die when there working hard, meaning its HOT out! Customers will pay to be cool.
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    Good luck to everybody. We schedule with a 2 hr...

    Good luck to everybody. We schedule with a 2 hr window this time of yr. if theyll wait all day for the cable guy, they will wait 2 hrs for us. Customers have NO problem w this. If they do, bye bye.
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    always busy in eastern mass. gets hot, gets COLD!!

    always busy in eastern mass. gets hot, gets COLD!!
  5. well..... i have used it about 11 times. i have...

    well..... i have used it about 11 times. i have lost 6 compressors out of that 11.

    after reading some replies on this thread, im wondering if the ones we lost had the easy seal put in without a...
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    been a busy summer here. guys are working 45+...

    been a busy summer here. guys are working 45+ hrs. a week.

    amazing what happens when you:
    1. call people back
    2. show up when you say you will
    3. Do what you agree upon
    4. go back to fix...
  7. Test the filter drier by measuring the temp on...

    Test the filter drier by measuring the temp on both sides. Should be no more than 4o difference
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    Im surprised to see so many suggestions for...

    Im surprised to see so many suggestions for adding a 2nd complete system to solve this problem. Not only will your energy costs go up, but now you have multi systems to maintain, service, etc.

    We...
  9. Thread: leaks

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    definatley didnt miss the leak. it was out side...

    definatley didnt miss the leak. it was out side at a 90 coming out of condenser. when i released the r410a it was screaming at me. no way i would have missed it with nitrogen. its crazy but i had the...
  10. Thread: leaks

    by hvac64
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    leaks

    hi guys,

    i have now seen this happen twice, both times on r410a systems.......

    new install. we pressure check with nitrogen @250 psi. hold pressure for an hour. next we vac system and get it to...
  11. We go by manufactures specs. Always. Even though...

    We go by manufactures specs. Always. Even though I don't agree with all of it.

    CYA!
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    John, There's NO WAY I will modify a HX. TOO...

    John,

    There's NO WAY I will modify a HX. TOO many vultures out there ready to take my stuff.

    I do agree with you however. I see no problem fixing it if it's safe but if anything ever did...
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    Oh ya James, I just changed a sooted up( LP ) sec...

    Oh ya James, I just changed a sooted up( LP ) sec hx last week, horizontal to boot.. Man what a b@#€!
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    I've installed 6 now. Slight learning curve over...

    I've installed 6 now. Slight learning curve over older unit, which I installed about 1,000 of.

    Pros:

    Smaller, easy to fit in tall coils needed for some utility rebates
    Vents out the top in up...
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    I find about 1 leak out of every 10 I put dye...

    I find about 1 leak out of every 10 I put dye into. Didn't use it last season at all. Electronic leak det are ok. Take a long time. If it's a cheap coil, I'll just replace it. Cheaper than paying me...
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    Bump

    Bump
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    Just posted about the same code. I had bad...

    Just posted about the same code. I had bad connections on gas valve. These things are always causing problems.

    Check everything twice. I've had to add a second flame sensor to keep some of the...
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    Kit352, Thx but I need a guy w experience and...

    Kit352,
    Thx but I need a guy w experience and will pay for that experience.
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    loose connection in gas valve. didnt notice until...

    loose connection in gas valve. didnt notice until i wiggled them. what a PITA, but it keeps us working!
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    im near foxboro.

    im near foxboro.
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    Ok figured the problem out. It was flashing 1....

    Ok figured the problem out. It was flashing 1. Ignition prob.........anyone care to guess?
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    Tech wanted in s.e. Mass

    I'm looking for tech who wants to learn this biz. I've been at it for 30 yrs. 20+ on my own. Have a nice customer base. Res and comm.

    Tired of guys who want just a job. Looking for a guy to...
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    Hawkeye, Are you in Mass by any chance? I'm...

    Hawkeye,

    Are you in Mass by any chance? I'm looking for a guy like you who WANTS. To learn. Getting tired of the guys who just want a job.

    In this biz , the skys the limit for guys who learn. ...
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    Intermittent goodman problems ( again)

    Hi all,

    I have got involved , against my good judgment, of helping a neighbors daughter with her 3 yr old Goodman 90+ furnace.

    The previous guy has changed out the flame sensor, pressure...
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    what torch set up do you use?

    hi guys,

    just curious as to how many people use oxy/acetelene or just acetelene. i use a turbo torch acetelene set-up, no oxegen. should i go that route?
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