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  1. That's the original factory plate. They come...

    That's the original factory plate. They come shipped with a spring loaded filter frame and a cheapo plastic filter, once you remove those it's nice and shiny like that.
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    See this thread: ...

    See this thread:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1901991-Daikin-Mini-Split-Flaring-issues

    or this one:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1898981-Flare-nut-torque-wrenches

    or...
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    There's a lot of threads about this on this site....

    There's a lot of threads about this on this site. If you're doing mini-split flares (especially on a regular basis) you should be using a flaring tool made for such. These "R410A" flares have a...
  4. Yes, the filter is in backwards. Don't turn it...

    Yes, the filter is in backwards. Don't turn it around now, any dust trapped in it will get sucked into the blower. When you get the new one, remember that the arrow on the filter should always be...
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    Never mix any refrigerants. It's not proper to...

    Never mix any refrigerants. It's not proper to "top off" R-22 with anything except more R-22. Once you mix them you're asking for problems.
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    I agree with BL, NU-22b might be better for you. ...

    I agree with BL, NU-22b might be better for you. It tends to be less expensive and is a "drop-in", meaning no oil change or metering change. Keep in mind that there's no replacement that can be...
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    Even better than wire extenders, consider having...

    Even better than wire extenders, consider having a wireless thermostat installed. (Not a WiFi thermostat, a wireless one).
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    This site doesn't offer DIY help. You might have...

    This site doesn't offer DIY help. You might have missed all the notices and red print when you were signing up for an account.

    There are known heat exchanger issues with your furnace. Please...
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    Can't ding the guy for the Pro Press fittings,...

    Can't ding the guy for the Pro Press fittings, except to say that if he owns a press tool then he should be better at this. I know a lot of plumbers that know zilch about combustion.

    Let's see on...
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    More like "Chi-don't-go".

    More like "Chi-don't-go".
  11. You're in that awful gray area between systems. ...

    You're in that awful gray area between systems. In theory your system should last another 8-10 years, but it needs an expensive repair now to get there. At this point in its life, I'd recommend you...
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    We're opening a new branch in Fort Myers in the...

    We're opening a new branch in Fort Myers in the near future. There's currently 19 Michel branches in Florida.
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    Flexible duct can be restrictive of airflow. 16"...

    Flexible duct can be restrictive of airflow. 16" flex duct won't move the same amount of airflow as a 16" round pipe. Adding an ECM to an undersized duct system won't help, it'll actually make...
  14. Thread: uuuum DEWUT

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    Ignoring that it's in a shower, what a garbage...

    Ignoring that it's in a shower, what a garbage install. The ductwork is a mess. Why did they take the electric up and over the air handler to the other side? There's knockouts on the right hand...
  15. It's like watching those videos where someone is...

    It's like watching those videos where someone is playing on the train tracks. You know what's coming but you can't stop watching.
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    Should've stuck to the chart: ...

    Should've stuck to the chart:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7AY-GCCAAEaelQ.jpg
  17. It shouldn't be any noisier. As rglasgow said...

    It shouldn't be any noisier. As rglasgow said that N model has a screen in the burner that helps reduce NOx emissions as required in certain areas (California AFAIK). Other than that, it's...
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    I've used both an H-10 and a Fieldpiece SRL2K7. ...

    I've used both an H-10 and a Fieldpiece SRL2K7. I liked the Fieldpiece better myself, but both were good on R410A. The Fieldpiece was (IMO) a little more sensitive and much easier to use, plus I...
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    Why did he replace it twice? Did he murder the...

    Why did he replace it twice? Did he murder the first replacement? That would make me nervous too. Did you run it in both modes? Force a defrost? Nothing's hanging up/sticking and causing the...
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    Copper tubing today is pretty reliable unless...

    Copper tubing today is pretty reliable unless you're getting that Chinese-made thin wall junk (which you shouldn't be). The torque values are determined by the manufacturer based on their testing of...
  21. This must be a region-specific issue because in...

    This must be a region-specific issue because in 24 years I've never seen a condensate drain even sweat.

    I've also never seen an intake pipe in PVC sweat.
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    You should. It's horrifying.

    You should. It's horrifying.
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    Without seeing your current equipment I'd suggest...

    Without seeing your current equipment I'd suggest the following (in no particular order):

    1. Ductless mini-split system (as kangaroogod suggested). This gives you control over this room, can be...
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    I stock these at my store:...

    I stock these at my store:
    http://www.cpsproducts.com/product/hand-tools-wrenches-tltwsm/

    So far no negative feedback on them.
  25. R410A is not a solvent. Neither is mineral oil. ...

    R410A is not a solvent. Neither is mineral oil. You're way off the rails here.
    Here's what I'd recommend for you to do:

    1. Have the compressor replaced under warranty if they will honor it....
  26. Someone's been incorrectly informed. This is a...

    Someone's been incorrectly informed. This is a brochure from Nu-Calgon's website advertising RX11 Flush:
    http://www.nucalgon.com/assets/prodlit/3-909.pdf

    The bubble in the middle of the picture...
  27. Have you considered that air conditioning is a...

    Have you considered that air conditioning is a luxury and not a necessity? Before you hit me with the "my <insert relative> has <insert disease> and they REQUIRE A/C" bit let me tell you that you...
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    Sometimes it's unavoidable. I had a dry ship...

    Sometimes it's unavoidable. I had a dry ship unit a couple years ago that I brazed in and opened up to find no nitrogen charge. Did a pressure test and it held, as far as I know it's still going.
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    IMO, a good tech should be: - honest (both...

    IMO, a good tech should be:

    - honest (both with his boss and his customers)
    Doesn't steal, doesn't use scare tactics to sell things, sells the customer only what they need and doesn't "pad"...
  30. I'm still confused. So, you bought your own...

    I'm still confused. So, you bought your own (wrong) coil and got someone to put it in with your old unit? Then for some reason you still haven't explained you had to replace the R-22 unit with a...
  31. You shouldn't be tinkering with this. One quick...

    You shouldn't be tinkering with this. One quick mistake could literally kill you. Please call someone qualified and have them track down the short for you. Someone competent should be able to...
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    99% of us maybe. If I bought a new air handler...

    99% of us maybe. If I bought a new air handler and pulled the rubber plugs and found no holding charge in it I would 100% not be installing it. If you want to go ahead and hook it up and pressure...
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    It is not an assembled set. It comes as separate...

    It is not an assembled set. It comes as separate pieces and must be put together. I'm not sure why they're charging you extra labor here. The primary has to be removed to replace the secondary, so...
  34. I don't think anyone can say POSITIVELY that it...

    I don't think anyone can say POSITIVELY that it didn't fail from that. If the installer really didn't flush your lineset (I haven't read your previous posts BUT pulling a vacuum will not remove much...
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    That unit should have a Honeywell VR8215S valve...

    That unit should have a Honeywell VR8215S valve in it. According to the Honeywell instructions, it can be mounted in any direction.
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    Carrier did this for a while. When their coils...

    Carrier did this for a while. When their coils first started to fail they switched to a tin plated coil, then finally aluminum. It should be physically identical just tin-plated.

    Bad news? ...
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    It's not.

    It's not.
  38. Thread: ummm

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    Wow, he used B-vent and properly supported it. ...

    Wow, he used B-vent and properly supported it. Nice. He might want to invest in a stripping tool for the flexible gas line though - stripped just a hair too much.
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    That there's a quality installation. He even...

    That there's a quality installation. He even used the UV protected lineset and added a trap to it for oil return.
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    I can just see this guy at the supply house: ...

    I can just see this guy at the supply house:

    "Do you guys sell an 8X3X3X3X3X3X3X3X3X3X3X3 wye?"
    "No"
    "OK just gimme a roll of foil tape then".
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    I used to have one of these, it works as...

    I used to have one of these, it works as advertised:

    http://www.nucalgon.com/assets/prodlit/3-78.pdf
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    Generally, if you get a unit or coil with no...

    Generally, if you get a unit or coil with no charge in it you shouldn't be installing it. If you take it back right away they might be able to swap the entire thing. Once you braze it in you...
  43. When I was a field tech, it was our company's...

    When I was a field tech, it was our company's policy not to repair leaking evaporators. The few times that I personally have tried have met with mixed success. There's a few things to consider: ...
  44. Thread: Evap /Coils

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    Sure. I worked at a company that (despite my...

    Sure. I worked at a company that (despite my vehement objection to doing so) added new Rheem R410A A/C to a 50+ year old Bryant furnace. I was tasked with installing a fan center to "make it work".
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    It seems highly doubtful that R410A is making you...

    It seems highly doubtful that R410A is making you sick, as others have pointed out you have a sealed system and shouldn't even be getting exposed. Even with a leak, the volume of refrigerant needed...
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    OK, a few things: - The blower assembly out of...

    OK, a few things:

    - The blower assembly out of a -4 will likely not fit your -3 as the wheel and housing are physically different sizes

    - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have a professional check that...
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    Have you tried taking the NEST off and putting...

    Have you tried taking the NEST off and putting your old one back on? If the furnace works fine you've found the culprit. I'm not a fan of the NEST, I personally had a lot of issues with them and...
  48. I prefer to return mount them. There's usually...

    I prefer to return mount them. There's usually more space on the return for the body of the unit, and as BL pointed out if it leaks it won't drip into the furnace itself. Just make sure that if...
  49. It's a poorly done splice. Someone didn't have...

    It's a poorly done splice. Someone didn't have enough drain tubing for the entire run, so they took a piece of 3/8" OD copper and jammed it in there as a connector. The worm clamp was probably over...
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    It's not uncommon to hear expansion noises when a...

    It's not uncommon to hear expansion noises when a boiler heats up. When a boiler pipe heats up it physically expands, and a lot of times these pipes are rigidly secured so you can get an annoying...
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