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    Sounds like it might be worth your while, if for...

    Sounds like it might be worth your while, if for no other reason than peace of mind, to have another contractor take a look at it, if you feel your present contractor has exhausted all his resources.
  2. Tough one because I've seen so many units need a...

    Tough one because I've seen so many units need a pound or so and never have another problem, so I like to see Freon added twice before going all out leak search, but it's the customer's decision. I...
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    I love my Digicools. Not sure how long I've had...

    I love my Digicools. Not sure how long I've had them, but they've been upgraded at least once and have never given me a problem of any kind. I had them long before digital manifolds were really...
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    Used them a few times over the years with no...

    Used them a few times over the years with no problems that I know of. I keep some of them on the truck for those times when nothing else will work.
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    An update on this system. We did remove the...

    An update on this system. We did remove the bypass damper, set up the zone controls, add another media filter to the other side of the furnace with additional return and replace the indoor coil. ...
  6. Just as an update I did take a look at this job...

    Just as an update I did take a look at this job this morning. The system is short on supply and return with a TESP of 1.02" wc in low heat and 1.13" wc in high heat. The return static in low was...
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    Combustion readings would help shed some light,...

    Combustion readings would help shed some light, but I'm thinking there's something going on with the venting.
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    Yeah, what he said. Is the pressure actually...

    Yeah, what he said. Is the pressure actually changing to the switch? Vent problem? Leaking vacuum hose? Inducer dragging? Any number of things could cause this. I've even see these things act...
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    Haven't read all the replies, but I agree, 40...

    Haven't read all the replies, but I agree, 40 minutes and calling other techs to figure out you have no power at all to the home?? Come on now, that's a bit extreme...;-). I've had more than one...
  10. Thread: High t-stack?

    by BobbyBJr
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    I'd check airflow also. Too much or too little...

    I'd check airflow also. Too much or too little will cause high flue temps. Over fired is also another good possibility.

    Bobby
  11. I used to service a building that had 56 geo...

    I used to service a building that had 56 geo units on one loop. From time to time we did have to isolate one unit and clean the water coil, so in your case, yes, it is very possible fouling of the...
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    You are both right. You shouldn't use your...

    You are both right. You shouldn't use your torches to remove a drier because the heat does indeed bake the moisture out of it and back in to the system. I've heard of techs being injured and fires...
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    Problem solved. One of our commercial estimators...

    Problem solved. One of our commercial estimators remembered seeing some on a building where someone had stolen the coils already. The building owner gave us permission to get a couple of them.
    ...
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    Need a Trane heat sink

    Hello,
    Found out today that we have a motor in a TWA072 overheating and it is possibly because the tech who changed the motor about a month ago didn't put the heat sink back on the motor. Our...
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    Tracker question

    Hello,
    I'll admit that I am not familiar enough with Tracker to really know the correct question to ask, but I have a problem with one. The RTU sensors, room temp and everything have lost...
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    Thanks. I did get the email and forwarded it to...

    Thanks. I did get the email and forwarded it to my tech out in the field, but I didn't respond to say thanks. My bad.

    Bobby
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    Looking for fan curves

    Hello all,
    Does anyone have a fan chart for a TCH300B400HB?

    thanks,
    Bobby
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    I have used both the RGF and the GPS products and...

    I have used both the RGF and the GPS products and can say first hand that both work. I had two RGF cells in my home and did notice that the kids didn't have as many doctor visits and didn't pass...
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    Got it. Thanks for the super fast response. ...

    Got it. Thanks for the super fast response.

    Bobby
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    Heil information

    Need to know the weight of a Heil PHD324000K000C1 packaged unit.

    thanks,

    Bobby
  21. Thread: TXV hot swap

    by BobbyBJr
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    I was taught that moisture can enter a system...

    I was taught that moisture can enter a system even with pressure on the system because moisture always runs from wet to dry. I think the term was vapor pressure can push moisture into a system...
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    Well, obviously this system isn't operating at...

    Well, obviously this system isn't operating at 100% capacity because of the issues that have already been pointed out, but it may not have a serious problem either. There are so many things that can...
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    Get your post count up and apply for pro...

    Get your post count up and apply for pro membership, if you are in the industry and you'll get more discussion in the pro forums. On this one, we need more info. Where are you taking the temps? ...
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    Used it a couple times and I have a couple techs...

    Used it a couple times and I have a couple techs that use it regularly. It's a okay app for basic superheat and subcool measurements. Entering the return wetbulb and drybulb and supply drybulb, it...
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    I haven't played in a while, but I have a few...

    I haven't played in a while, but I have a few Fender electrics, a Alvarez acoustic electric and a couple nice amps, one Fender and one Crate.
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    The installer is the most important part of the...

    The installer is the most important part of the equation that will determine how good your system performs and how long it will last. I'm not familiar with GeoComfort, but based on the info you have...
  27. A Geo can be justified with the higher SEER...

    A Geo can be justified with the higher SEER ratings, the 30% federal tax credit, and possibly a state tax credit. The disruption to your landscape can be minimal with horizontal or veritical...
  28. But why would you even attempt to do it on a new...

    But why would you even attempt to do it on a new system and possibly burn up a control that your contractor probably won't warranty since you did it? I'd call and question why I didn't have a new...
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    No, this is a thread where someone came in and...

    No, this is a thread where someone came in and asked a question, was told his question wasn't allowed and copped an attitude. He got exactly what he gave. If he is truly a GC, then why not just...
  30. I am familiar with the problem that Kevin...

    I am familiar with the problem that Kevin mentions with the Copeland compressors. We had to change out 6 or 7 outdoor units last winter because of it, but I thought it only affected the 2 step...
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    I have one at home and there is one at the...

    I have one at home and there is one at the office. We've been able to find a flavor to satisfy everyone. You can also get a re-useable Kcup at Walmart and put any kind of coffee you want in it. It...
  32. We're trying to hire, but are 0 for 5 this past...

    We're trying to hire, but are 0 for 5 this past week on drug tests.
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    I've had my Veto at least 3 years now and it is...

    I've had my Veto at least 3 years now and it is like new. I've never used a bag that held up like this one at any price. I was in a Home Depot in Jacksonville last week and held the Husky bag you...
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    My vote is for the Appion also. I've got a...

    My vote is for the Appion also. I've got a couple of them that I have had for some time and have had no problems at all with them.
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    Our local distributor allowed us to use one for...

    Our local distributor allowed us to use one for 60 days to try it out. I found that as Jim said, the key is the hoses and the removal of the cores. We were already using 1/2 and 3/8 inch hoses, so...
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    or less...

    or less...
  37. Thread: I wish.....

    by BobbyBJr
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    We had a showroom with some stuff set up for a...

    We had a showroom with some stuff set up for a while, but there wasn't enough interest for us to keep it. You will find that most of the manufacturers top of the line stuff is very quiet, but as...
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    Get your post count up and apply for pro...

    Get your post count up and apply for pro membership and you'll find lots of discussions about similiar situations there. My first thought is how warm was it in the space and why 10 degrees superheat...
  39. Thread: fluke 80pk-8

    by BobbyBJr
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    I have a Fieldpiece clamp that I purchased at...

    I have a Fieldpiece clamp that I purchased at Baker Brothers and three Fluke clamps I purchased off Ebay. They have held up well. No complaints here.
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    We understand, but without knowing your skill...

    We understand, but without knowing your skill level and being able to see what you are seeing anything we tell you might make things worse instead of better, so it is not allowed.
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    Used graphite on mine, solved the problem.

    Used graphite on mine, solved the problem.
  42. Thread: Fluke 52 II

    by BobbyBJr
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    I live in SC and I rarely buy Fluke stuff locally...

    I live in SC and I rarely buy Fluke stuff locally because of the price. I can always find it a good bit cheaper on the internet, so what you are saying is no surprise at all.
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    Sorry to hear of your misfortune. I learned that...

    Sorry to hear of your misfortune. I learned that lesson many years ago the hard way too. We were working on a 500 ton system and the plan was to evacuate it with 4 pumps running to speed the...
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    If he actually tested and said you don't have...

    If he actually tested and said you don't have enough return, then I'd probably agree. If you are using the wall cavaties, then he is more than likely correct because they don't allow for much air...
  45. Thread: Rain Gear

    by BobbyBJr
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    You guys work in the rain???? Just kidding. I...

    You guys work in the rain???? Just kidding. I have a military dress trench style coat that I picked up at a Army Surplus store for $10. It has a zip in liner and is very warm in cold weather. ...
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    Plus, some of us have insurance should something...

    Plus, some of us have insurance should something go very wrong.
  47. Good thing you included the gratuity because you...

    Good thing you included the gratuity because you can't be making any money at those prices.
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    No, we would not bill the customer because we'd...

    No, we would not bill the customer because we'd have collected the diagnostic while there. If he uses us, like the others, we may or may not discount, but you've got to get your money while you are...
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    I've had my Veto LC too for a few years. Got it...

    I've had my Veto LC too for a few years. Got it off of Ebay for less than $100. I also have one of the Big House bags that I purchased after reading Mark's posts about them. It is a nice roomy...
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    Well, I usually don't weigh in on these types of...

    Well, I usually don't weigh in on these types of threads, but I do agree that we do not have the whole story, especially the 1st techs side. We also get alot of calls for tune-ups when systems...
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