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    Yes that's usually a good indication but no it...

    Yes that's usually a good indication but no it has not gone out. I called her last night and she said it was still running fine and she did not call today so......
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    I'll try and keep up. There is only one ignitor...

    I'll try and keep up.
    There is only one ignitor that will properly fit this unit, it's that oblong 401 ignitor.
    Ignitor is positioned properly.
    I blew out all orifices when I had manifold off to...
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    As I said. The first time I went there after the...

    As I said. The first time I went there after the heat was off for hours I caught the gas valve energizing and heard gas flow but no ignition. I also saw a somewhat slow ignition once. Then it fires...
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    One of those wits end calls

    Hey all. I have been out on an Amana HSI 80% I installed back in 2002.
    It has one of those white WR boards with the red led. This one does not really show a fault code but merely blinks after a...
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    Thanks. Checking that Fluke at Test Equipment...

    Thanks. Checking that Fluke at Test Equipment Depot. About 140.00 total. They have a good rep on reseller ratings as well as the Amazon site. I think I bought something once from these guys.
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    Coolest furnace tag ever. I have one of their...

    Coolest furnace tag ever. I have one of their cast ash trays. If ever I would have got a tat, that guy stoking coal would have been it.
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    Thanks guys. I'll check those. Reading reviews I...

    Thanks guys. I'll check those. Reading reviews I found that getting fuses for the Amprobe was nearly impossible. I just checked an old Radio Shack analog meter I have at home. That was back when...
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    Recommend me a meter.

    I have all I really need for routine service with my old trusty amprobe and have a cap tester. I just want something for testing flame sensors. Obviously it will have other features but I am not...
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    You want emblems? I got about 50 more that I have...

    You want emblems? I got about 50 more that I have yet to photograph! https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/sets/72157604472975528/

    On another note. You find some of the coolest stuff...
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    Oddly enough, the moment I posted this question I...

    Oddly enough, the moment I posted this question I received an email update. Strange I have had none to my other thread. I'll have to wait and see.

    I do know that on some boards if you do not check...
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    No email updates

    I am not getting any email updates to threads I began or others I subscribe to. Yes I checked spam folder. Yes I have the right email address in my profile. Yes I have 'instantly, using email'...
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    Thanks for the replies folks. I have not been...

    Thanks for the replies folks. I have not been getting emails notifying me of updates on threads. I'll have to check my settings I guess.
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    Who's switched to AL evap coils?

    I'm really getting nervous over this formicary pinhole leak problem in these copper coils. Especially now that I have a number of 410 systems installed including my own home, brothers, sisters, and...
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    Put some in decades ago. Best I can tell you is...

    Put some in decades ago. Best I can tell you is search around online.
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    Vent on! I agree. I steer clear of all of that...

    Vent on! I agree. I steer clear of all of that moducrap on my installations. It's easy to sell that stuff if the people want to pay and YOU don't have to be the one trying to get them going at 2 a/m...
  16. Thread: Caleffi FYI

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    Caleffi FYI

    I've been getting this for over a year now and while reading the latest last night I thought I'd post. It's been so long that I don't recall how I got on their mailing list. Maybe through the web...
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    Ah. Got it now. When I read the first post it did...

    Ah. Got it now. When I read the first post it did not dawn on me why the prob. I was thinking more of belly band when you have some play. Now that I picture shaft down with stud or tapped shell...
  18. Yep. Commission can lead the most straight up...

    Yep. Commission can lead the most straight up people over the edge when bills are looming. Imagine what it does to those with no foundation.
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    Yes and remember they often think they can cool...

    Yes and remember they often think they can cool the house as fast as they can heat it. I try and explain that sucking that water out is using about 30% of that a/c...
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    A boiler WTH!

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/14623655609_72344f4369_b.jpgWTH? by SouthWestDreams , on Flickr




    Homeowner/engineer/mad scientist + too much time =boiler hell.

    The lady calls...
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    Whoa!

    Whoa!
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    Yes but when you throw air flow into the mix...

    Yes but when you throw air flow into the mix things happen. We have all seen the condensate drain that acts up until you throw a trap in it. I think the same thing was happening on that Ruud 90 I...
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    Any oddball low volt short stories?

    It's the erratic ones you don't find till you (hopefully) can start tracing the thermostat and 24v condenser wiring.
    I have a few that come to mind.

    T87 and Q539 on wall paper with metallic...
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    Had a RUUD 90 once that drove me nuts. The thing...

    Had a RUUD 90 once that drove me nuts. The thing would fill with water and trip out. It turned out to be a loose hose connection at the built in trap that was sucking in air I guess and preventing...
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    Yes it did. Again, it should not matter. Once the...

    Yes it did. Again, it should not matter. Once the circuit is broken a complete ignition sequence should begin anew. There has to be something in that board that proves the pressure switch not only...
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    Yes it is.

    Yes it is.
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    I proved by disconnecting limit and reconnecting....

    I proved by disconnecting limit and reconnecting. Yes the pressure switch has to make and on al the units I know of when the pressure switch breaks it also initiates something in the electronics...
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    Armstrong 80 question.

    It's an Armstrong GUJ150D20-1B. The place had just enough water last summer to submerge the ignition control board and the fan board. I replaced both boards (OEM) and began running through various...
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    I agree with your sentiment but can't bring myself to call this a mistake. Generally a mistake is NOT knowing you are doing something the wrong way.
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    More DYI follies

    Once in a blue moon you run across a water heater where the hot/cold are reversed. It's a fairly simple task to switch the dip tube from the cold to the hot and install the tank. If you do not know...
  31. Ah. Thanks

    Ah. Thanks
  32. Just curious why it's the wrong section to post...

    Just curious why it's the wrong section to post in.
  33. Thread: oops

    by Glennhvac
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    Ak! That woulda cost me a coil as well probably....

    Ak! That woulda cost me a coil as well probably. This was a quick hit with a braze rod, mapp, hand torch........
  34. Thread: oops

    by Glennhvac
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    oops

    Called a couple days after I replaced furnace. The first and only other time I did this was about 35 years ago with an 1/8" bit and it was obvious I hit the thing. This time it was a drill screw and...
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    Don't you love that? Especially when they don't...

    Don't you love that? Especially when they don't tell you about the packed solid filter they yanked. I think they run down and do it so they won't be embarrassed and I can't tell you how many times I...
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    I know my scrap guys throw motors in a separate...

    I know my scrap guys throw motors in a separate drum. I really doubt it goes any further than that and the yards may have a set price per ton for motors. Heck, even cheap Christmas lights have their...
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    Man I can't see hacking open compressors for what...

    Man I can't see hacking open compressors for what you are going to get out of a winding unless you really have time on your hands. Even after you get the thing open you will still only have copper...
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    Dang! Considering the leaks usually start at the...

    Dang! Considering the leaks usually start at the u bend to galvanized point I wouldn't have thought they would fall out so easily.
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    Yep. I have no place really that is near enough...

    Yep. I have no place really that is near enough to deal with the things. My scrap guys who make their living separating metals do it the same way. The only thing I sell then is number 1 copper scrap....
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    Good to know. Thanks. I still have it over here...

    Good to know. Thanks. I still have it over here on the side with the blower yanked (anything to knock off some poundage on the hand truck up the stairs) so I'll have a look up later.
    BTW, Carrier...
  41. Off topic but that's about the only good that UV...

    Off topic but that's about the only good that UV system ever did for me. Worked great at the huge expo booth in Chicago 20 years ago.
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    If it's an older home it's almost certain you are...

    If it's an older home it's almost certain you are short on r/a. Did they have ac before? Quite often it's easy to see just how starved the unit is for air by opening and closing the blower door....
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    Oh, that head with question marks was sposed to...

    Oh, that head with question marks was sposed to be for the electrical knockout pic.
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    Carrier 58PAV cracks. hmmmm

    I replaced a furnace for a lady that was referred to me only because she wanted something newer with a warranty. When I pulled it lo and behold I was able to make her feel even better when I showed...
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    All I know is even with that string of 90+ days,...

    All I know is even with that string of 90+ days, still pretty dead. Be glad for no heats I guess. Going on five plus years with no one doing anything they don't have to at all.
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    Change the coil. This house would be ripe for a...

    Change the coil. This house would be ripe for a coil half plugged with dirt anyway, it sounds like.
    (off post a bit) I was on a call earlier. Last year all was well. This year they called with no...
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    I think heat is one of the biggest factors along...

    I think heat is one of the biggest factors along with the fact that most of the caps sold are poor quality. Now is it the heat itself or the power company fooling around with the voltage on hot days?...
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    I get their ads in mail for years now and have...

    I get their ads in mail for years now and have been tempted often to try them out. I guess it's the idea of the aggravation returning a defective product that keeps holding me back.
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    Worked on one of those for years. It may be still...

    Worked on one of those for years. It may be still out there but as happens too often when the customer moves ,the account vanishes.
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    Well I replaced the unit today and found there...

    Well I replaced the unit today and found there was also no electrical ground unless you count the duct work by way of the refrigerant lines. They used pure plastic sealtite without a ground wire.
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