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  1. Thread: 20T Carlyle

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    There's a trap at the low point in the tubing,...

    There's a trap at the low point in the tubing, about two feet long before it turns up. And I added a reverse P-trap at the high point in the vertical rise on the roof. The oil is getting back, I...
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    It's worth a shot. That being said, if you need a...

    It's worth a shot. That being said, if you need a hard start you're probably going to need a compressor before long. Do your client a favor, recommend a professional, cause you obviously need to be...
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    Are you sure that's the reset button you're...

    Are you sure that's the reset button you're holding in to make it work?

    Here's a thought,... what's the voltage when you measure it after the board and before the motor?

    And,... what was the...
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    yeah, I think your Leon must've all freaked out ...

    yeah, I think your Leon must've all freaked out

    ...sorry,I had to steal it,... just too funny
  5. Thread: 20T Carlyle

    by bodhisatva
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    20T Carlyle

    Just replaced compressor in Carrier split system for the second time in six years (well, someone else replaced it the first time). It's a 38AKS024-511 and the compressor is model #06ET250-360. A...
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    I was told at a class by an ice machine company...

    I was told at a class by an ice machine company that pink mold means yeast (like in a bakery app) and black indicates sugar. They sell a chemical pack to mount inside the machines to kill or at least...
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    use a wet switch http://www.wetswitch.com/

    use a wet switch http://www.wetswitch.com/
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    So the longer run times in cold weather is what...

    So the longer run times in cold weather is what brings the rads up to temp? You set the flow by delta T(temp rise) through the boiler? Is there a certain starting point with the throttling valve,...
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    I recently removed 15 lbs of refrigerant from a...

    I recently removed 15 lbs of refrigerant from a heat pump that listed it's factory charge as 5 lb 6 oz. It was shutting off on high head. The maintenace guy from the condo assoc said it ran fine in...
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    How do you explain to the HO when they say the...

    How do you explain to the HO when they say the rads don't get as hot as they used to?
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    http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/774/thecontrols...

    http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/774/thecontrolsow8.jpg
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    [imghttp://img222.imageshack.us/img222/774/thecont...

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    I don't know if I got this hosting stuff down yet but here's another try. This shows the return piping. I would have to take it all...
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    When it runs in heat mode it's trying to absorb...

    When it runs in heat mode it's trying to absorb heat from the atmosphere and the pressure in the coil is much lower. Did it used to change speeds or has it always done this? Could be it's supposed to...
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    What's the venting like? Could be a pressure...

    What's the venting like?
    Could be a pressure switch opening? Can you monitor the draft with the pressure switch jumped out?
    It's a package unit? So it's outside with no chimney? Or just a short...
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    No

    No dielectrics, no.

    I wondered about that draw-off too. The guy who drew up the piping schematic said it was code now. That's what I heard anyway (second-hand). I...
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    I like the Spirovent too but when I started...

    I like the Spirovent too but when I started pumping away I figured I didn't need as effective (or expensive) air elimination. I got cheap, I guess. Not that it's my decision always. Some commercial...
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    So no throttling valves? The bypass pipe the same...

    So no throttling valves? The bypass pipe the same size as the supply and return mains? You'd want to regulate flow somehow, right? I've put bypass loops on boilers before, this one didn't get one...
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    Actually I don't have the manual. Crap! I can...

    Actually I don't have the manual. Crap! I can probably get it though. I wanted to put the bleedin' bypass in and got talked out of it! Now I'm pissed!
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    No it isn't that simple. The circulators are on...

    No it isn't that simple. The circulators are on the supply, pumping away. A bypass would have to be on the discharge side of the circulators for it to work. It said so in the installation manual.
    I...
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    Re: Re: heatinghelp.com

    You're right it doesn't guarantee you won't get butchered but most butchers don't bother to advertise on the internet. That and the professionalism of Dan and the people who hang out there tends to...
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    bypass

    Yup, I know. No bypass. That was the first thing I said when I got to the job. There just wasn't any good way to do it with multiple zones. No excuse, I know. We talked it over and made a conscious...
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    thanks rich

    for fixing that. I tried to delete the whole thing when I couldn't get it to work but I couldn't even do that.
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    Oops!

    Oops!
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    Okay, take your best...

    Okay, take your best shot.[http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5686/curryaftervu2.jpg]
    [http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5743/currybeforekw3.jpg]
    Oh, I know, I posted the after before the...
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    circulator

    I hesitate to point this out considering how you seem to feel about criticism but,... isn't that circulator mounted wrong? The instructions say it's ok to go vertical if the motor is on top but...
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    heatinghelp.com

    Go here: http://www.heatinghelp.com/getlisted.cfm
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    "Why did he call for hard start components?...

    "Why did he call for hard start components? Without exact coil info, we don't know if he was just trying to sell something or he found a TXV coil on a recip without a kit. The HO said he had a 5 ton...
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    Damned if you do,...

    This is why I don't miss residential work. This tech did everything right; made every call he saw and you want to second-guess him, go behind his back and accuse him of trying to rip you off. What's...
  29. Thread: Taco pumps

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    Re: Re: 009

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by absrbrtek
    [B]What does the higher RPM have to do with anything? Both pumps have a certain lift at a certain RPMs. Maybe the 3450 RPM pump has a smaller impeller?

    If...
  30. Thread: Taco pumps

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    009

    That pump is not ideal for your application. Assuming it's baseboard that you're running thru 3450 rpm is more than you need. Why are you changing it anyway?
    I don't think it will hurt anything...
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    Zone valves

    Would those happen to be Taco zone valves? Was there a resistor that came with the new thermostat? I suspect you may have fried the transformer that powers the zone valves when you changed the...
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    Yup

    Sounds like a bad heat exchanger. Could possibly be air pressure imbalance of the structure too. An exhaust fan or whole house fan that pulls the building into a negative pressure will sometimes...
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    You notice it more when the drier is running?...

    You notice it more when the drier is running? Sounds like a negative pressure issue. Your CO detector might not be picking it up because the level of CO in the flue gasses is usually low to begin...
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    Geez, I hope you don't have a wife and kids...

    Geez, I hope you don't have a wife and kids living there with you.
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    like what?

    I remember having flame detatchment problems on Riellos right before I got out of oil and went to my first HVAC job. The guy who taught me most everything I know said it was the fuel. Said ever since...
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    Farfignewton???

    Farfignewton???
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    I know what you're talking about

    But I lost my copies. It was a course Peerless boilers gave called "The Color Of Water". I Googled it like you probably did and all I came up with was that J McBride book. You should get in touch...
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    go tankless

    You should look into a wall-hung tankless on-demand water heater. Upfront expense is worth the pay-off in unlimited hot water. Do some research here http://www.pmmag.com/CDA
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    here's the link

    I got so full of myself I almost forgot! http://www.beckettcorp.com/product/product.asp?prodid=1
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    oil shouldn't smell

    You bad-mouth oil heat it's just like if you bad-mouth brand names (like Janitrol) and just like if you bad-mouth other contractors. It just makes the whole industry look bad. We all know that most...
  41. Thread: oil furnace

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    Ok "oil lp man" you're right about checking...

    Ok "oil lp man" you're right about checking cut-off and pressure on every call and about fuel pump failure being rare but,... You're talking about "off-cycle drip" with the de-gassing of the fuel in...
  42. Thread: oil furnace

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    The oil spray after shut down could be a bad...

    The oil spray after shut down could be a bad nozzle or poor draft or air in the oil line. [/B][/QUOTE]

    Momentary oil spray after shutdown may be caused by these things but oil leaking "for quite a...
  43. Thread: oil furnace

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    water looks like milk

    If the fuel looks milky it has water in it. Water and oil mix to form an emulsion that will look white or pinkish kind of like, no exactly like milk. If the fuel is pink and translucent it may just...
  44. Thread: oil furnace

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    That's most likely right-the piston isn't seating...

    That's most likely right-the piston isn't seating properly when the regulator closes on shut-down (inside the fuel pump). If you have water in the fuel it most likely caused this problem. Water kills...
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    Not here [Edited by Lusker on 11-20-2005...

    Not here




    [Edited by Lusker on 11-20-2005 at 11:53 AM]
  46. Thread: Bad board?

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    I doubt it's the board. Call a Pro.

    I doubt it's the board. Call a Pro.
  47. Sounds like a critter problem

    Sounds like a critter problem
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    Something with lemon oil in it. As long as the...

    Something with lemon oil in it. As long as the source of the smell is gone it should disipate in time on it's own though. Try this site http://www.oiltechtalk.com if you need more help.
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    Insufficient return air is the most common reason...

    Insufficient return air is the most common reason for a whistling sound. Since you seem to think the sound is from the combustion air intake, I would look for a lack of or insufficient air for...
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    A sail switch is an acceptable way to bring on...

    A sail switch is an acceptable way to bring on the humidifier. I usually do go with a current sensing relay though. If it's a new furnace (you said dual fuel but didn't specify oil or gas) it may...
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