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    So you ran it before the repairs? Reciprocating...

    So you ran it before the repairs?
    Reciprocating compressor? Any way it got liquid in the compressor before start up?
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    No but I recently did one that had a universal...

    No but I recently did one that had a universal float switch wired to shut the cond off only. It was off on code 10 and 11 when I got there. I checked the sensors, the board, everything, didn't find...
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    Any codes on the boards in the airhandler? ...

    Any codes on the boards in the airhandler?

    Float switch filling up and shutting it off?
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    Another tidbit of entertainment....when we have a...

    Another tidbit of entertainment....when we have a Trane warranty compressor all they want back is the sticker off it. We keep the compressor. Unless it's something special like a two speed, etc.
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    Total BS. I go behind other contractors garbage...

    Total BS. I go behind other contractors garbage all the time and we get parts no problem. We have a given amount of time to return the part before they charge us for it, something like 90 days. ...
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    I've never worked for a company that needed...

    I've never worked for a company that needed upfront payment and a contract to replace a warranty part. If those are the terms I wouldn't bother. What else, you write up a contract that the...
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    it's not my job description to learn chinese and...

    it's not my job description to learn chinese and mexican. Why did you fail coil? the little chinese girl that built me put iron and other crap in my copper.
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    Minus 1 inch for each of those big fat fiberglass...

    Minus 1 inch for each of those big fat fiberglass turning vanes. Make them out if steel.
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    My God. When I'm in a hurry I'll open the liquid...

    My God. When I'm in a hurry I'll open the liquid line first and before it's even open all the way and the suction valve still closed I'll turn the disconnect on if it's within reach.
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    Another ask 100 people get 100 different answers,...

    Another ask 100 people get 100 different answers, then a HUGE debate over who is right and why and who is wrong and why. And the over explanations.

    I'm not even going to bother saying how I do...
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    Thats true. I do like the OP's attitude, he takes...

    Thats true. I do like the OP's attitude, he takes in the positive and ignores the negative. With that, he will most likely get this as right as possible and leave with a satisfied customer.
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    When I call into my office with a request for...

    When I call into my office with a request for anything under warranty from any manufacturer the secretary calls back and can tell me what company installed it going off the model and serial numbers....
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    If you visited (your elderly mother or) a close...

    If you visited (your elderly mother or) a close relative in another state and watched an a/c guy selling your close relative this, what would you do?

    Correct me if I'm wrong but selling someone...
  14. No, it's free "you were just here doing a...

    No, it's free "you were just here doing a maintenance" I get that all the time. Could have just had the worst lightening storm in 50 years. "all x13 motors and capacitors are free, you were just here...
  15. Thread: Coil no piston

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    Saw an old Lennox system once that used the...

    Saw an old Lennox system once that used the entire liquid line as the metering device.
    It was a call back to a changeout, the line looked like it has a steel spiral around the entire length of it....
  16. You can always test it running using amps and...

    You can always test it running using amps and volts. Amps X 2,650 Voltage = Actual microfarads.
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    oh; and a customer is the person you deal with, a...

    oh; and a customer is the person you deal with, a compressor is a part; it cannot speak. :putergreet:
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    We have done a few jobs like this, where it's...

    We have done a few jobs like this, where it's questionable and others have turned it away. When we call the supplier and give them the numbers they say they already had several inquiries about that...
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    As a last resort you could try gooping it up with...

    As a last resort you could try gooping it up with brazing rod. Doesn't matter if it's full of rubber or whatever it'll eventually burn out.

    There was a time I would occasionally come across a...
  20. I've seen capacitors read zero and the compressor...

    I've seen capacitors read zero and the compressor they're connected to still running.

    When I change capacitors I test the existing one, then test the new one. At least once my meter was on ohms...
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    eddd

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    Thats about as close as you can get. But it's no...

    Thats about as close as you can get. But it's no where near the motor that the matching airhandler would have. Hope it works for you.
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    Yes you are correct. And you must have the...

    Yes you are correct. And you must have the thickest skin of anyone on this site to not get all cry baby about it.

    But back on the subject, it's tough to make that right. I might just wire it to...
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    wow, whatever you do don't take a dime out of...

    wow, whatever you do don't take a dime out of your pocket to make it right for the customer.
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    Remove and and install the correct unit. Best...

    Remove and and install the correct unit.

    Best joke I told all year, we know thats not happening.

    Just tie y1 and y2 together at the cond.
    It's not going to cool properly in 1st stage with...
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    so what do you tell the customer? It can't be...

    so what do you tell the customer? It can't be fixed, the next guy comes along and fixes it.
    Can't be answered without seeing the whole line set. Where is it leaking?
    Boss says fix it is a pretty...
  27. In the many years I've been doing this I don't...

    In the many years I've been doing this I don't think I've ever had to use a cleaner on a residential condenser coil.

    Make sure the fan is turning the right direction. I've seen motors failing,...
  28. Still seeing responses like this post never...

    Still seeing responses like this post never existed.

    Do you really charge people to spray the outdoor coil off with a garden hose? If that wouldn't be good enough to clean it then it must be real...
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    We all want to look like we're scientists and not...

    We all want to look like we're scientists and not little hvac/r techs. Looks good in front of customers.
    My 300 micron vacuum is no different than anyone elses.
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    The point is, how much Cubic Feet are we moving?...

    The point is, how much Cubic Feet are we moving? Sure it makes sense that a 5 cfm pump moves 1/2 cfm due to all the restrictions. I never timed it but it moves enough Cubic Feet to where theres...
  31. Have a picture of that model number. I say...

    Have a picture of that model number. I say HS29A-043 doesn't exist.
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    A 400 micron vacuum is a 400 micron vacuum, a...

    A 400 micron vacuum is a 400 micron vacuum, a standard gauge and hose set, and with the valve core installed can get there quick enough to not have to reinvent the wheel to make it 5 minutes faster. ...
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    Seems like overkill for anything residential. I...

    Seems like overkill for anything residential. I could see if you're evacuating a 20 ton system or something. But even 5 ton residential a 5 cfm pump is done moving air in 10 minutes. The rest of the...
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    Pretty rare for a pan to leak, you sure it didn't...

    Pretty rare for a pan to leak, you sure it didn't travel down the duct? Most pans are folded at the corners and don't even need sealant.
    Have a picture of the leak? I would have one if it was me.
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    3333333
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    I think on a non heat pump if you pressurize the...

    I think on a non heat pump if you pressurize the evaporator through the suction side only.
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    Get an electronic leak detector. As said use a...

    Get an electronic leak detector. As said use a trace of r22 and nitrogen. I pressure test at 400psi and I have written instructions from trane to go that high (I'd go that high anyway if needed but...
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    I hate when my office writes down 'no cool' on...

    I hate when my office writes down 'no cool' on every service call and doesn't listen that the customer says that 4 of their 10 systems aren't cooling and they schedule my next call an hour later.
    I...
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    Thats what I was thinking, who would work for...

    Thats what I was thinking, who would work for this clown. Typical a hole, with that attitude his employees have got to be starving crackheads.
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    Is it missing the installation instructions?...

    Is it missing the installation instructions? Funny how it sounded like you were doing the installation then turned it around to say it was already installed and you're asking the question to see if...
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    With those boards if they throw random codes that...

    With those boards if they throw random codes that make no sense, or if the problem doesn't exists and you can't clear the code, it's the board. I can get tech support on the phone pretty quick, every...
  42. Sticky: You're a funny guy. How about after a big storm...

    You're a funny guy. How about after a big storm and we have 15 sitting in the shop waiting for their replacements. All from units less than a year old. "So and So a/c INC installed this system and it...
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    My boss has no balls

    Husband and wife, not related to boss, running the company into the ground. The boss knows it yet he does nothing. I'm sick of getting the s*** calls because they pick and choose. Our work generally...
  44. Sticky: Whats wrong with the copper used in todays coils?...

    Whats wrong with the copper used in todays coils?
    Why are X13 motors still in use?
  45. no, it won't, tried that too. It doesn't...

    no, it won't, tried that too.

    It doesn't matter, I exchanged it for a new one and the new one works normally, been using it for two weeks and it works like it's supposed to. This one I started...
  46. already cleaned the sensor. This SVG2 acts...

    already cleaned the sensor.

    This SVG2 acts 100% different than the last SVG2 I had. Thats more a question that anything.
    I used the same identical tool before, it worked as expected, I'm using...
  47. I don't think it should drop when pressure is...

    I don't think it should drop when pressure is added.
    No matter what is adding pressure, it should not read a lower number.
  48. Any idea why vacuum drops when r22 in gas form is...

    Any idea why vacuum drops when r22 in gas form is added? And when the gauge is disconnected it takes 10-15 minutes for it to read OL...
  49. Fieldpiece SVG2 Vacuum Gauge not right, video

    I've used one of these a few years ago, it was a company tool. It worked well, connect it up, evacuate, and in an hour or so it would be down to 500 +/-.
    I've been using a Supco for the past year,...
  50. Does it matter? The center on the bottom right...

    Does it matter?
    The center on the bottom right side, vertical.

    No where near a field connection, not physical damage, theres also oil in the pan.
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