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  1. Make the call for service would be your best bet...

    Make the call for service would be your best bet IMHO, may actually be something simple that they can fix inexpensively no way to see from here. If it turns out to be not worth the repair cost they...
  2. Thread: haire

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    Always understood that the installation quality...

    Always understood that the installation quality is at least as important (if not more than) the quality of the equipment. How would you rank the installer on this project?
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    Expect about 50% payback on your new system when...

    Expect about 50% payback on your new system when you sell. Then if you happen to get 75% you can celebrate and have a couple of beers. Your coworker is exactly correct IMHO you are throwing money...
  4. figure up the area of the 7in round now if i can...

    figure up the area of the 7in round now if i can find that pesky formula maybe pi(3.1416) x radius squared so the 7in round equals 3.5 x 3.5 = 12.25 x pi 3.1416 = about 38.5 square inches of area Ok...
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    go ahead and get a few more readings take the WB...

    go ahead and get a few more readings take the WB in return then get your superheat/subcooling readings along with of course the outside ambient right at coil I bet it is the blower shutting down...
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    Sounds like it could be a bad HX? Here is...

    Sounds like it could be a bad HX? Here is whattodo - First Red tag the unit out of service (lockout tagout) then have a Pro check your unit for a bad HX or other problems before even considering...
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    sea level...

    sea level
    http://www84.pair.com/waw/Mine/H2Oboilingpoints.bmp
  8. Thread: wiring diagram

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    Maybe you could call a local contractor for your...

    Maybe you could call a local contractor for your annual service and request that they bring a new electrical diagram to install on the service panel when they come out?
  9. Thread: Fluke Thermometer

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    Clamp it on with a small plastic wire tie and do...

    Clamp it on with a small plastic wire tie and do not worry about a little sweat, my ole grandad used to tell me that a man should earn his living by the sweat of his brow LOL. Please get me some...
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    A coworker had a evaporator replaced two years...

    A coworker had a evaporator replaced two years ago on a 15 year old york 3 1/2 ton AC only split sytem. The guys did a nice job matched up a 4 ton evap (fixed orfice)looked good. Coworker just wanted...
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    Shut the unit down and call a tech quickly.

    Shut the unit down and call a tech quickly.
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    Totally Unacceptable even with a larger...

    Totally Unacceptable even with a larger compressor etc.the space being cooled and btu usage did not increase did it? I would call these guys back and have them do a recheck, something sounds haywire,...
  13. Thread: little headsup

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    Sell him a new more expensive unit maybe a top of...

    Sell him a new more expensive unit maybe a top of the line trane, more profit that way! plus you don't have to mess with diagnosing anything!
  14. Thread: is anyone honest?

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    now madman seems like you really are mad LOL I am...

    now madman seems like you really are mad LOL I am just here to have a bit of fun (sorry if it was at your expense, when I read your post I thought you were joking and I was just joking around back at...
  15. Thread: is anyone honest?

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    I have decided to add another person to the...

    I have decided to add another person to the payroll after reading this thread, their title will be scheduling coordinator, their responsibility will be to contact each and evry customer with a tech...
  16. First and foremost you want to maximize airflow...

    First and foremost you want to maximize airflow across the evaporator coil go RIGHT NOW and check all supply vents make sure ALL dampers are wide open then go directly to the return air grille or...
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    Dude stay away from the trades go to school and...

    Dude stay away from the trades go to school and get a degree and do the design work not the grunt work. A old man told me years ago that what is required to work in a trade is a strong back and a...
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    Condensor is dead?? what exactly is wrong with...

    Condensor is dead?? what exactly is wrong with it? I have seen people trash out units that only needed a capacitor or contactor, did you get a death certificate stating cause of death? if not a...
  19. Probably just another starving salesman trying to...

    Probably just another starving salesman trying to add some fluff to a job. That pitch probably works about 10% of the time so he makes a extra dime or two every now and then. I can see the poor old...
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    did you check the disconnect on the outside...

    did you check the disconnect on the outside condensing unit?
  21. Thread: high head pressure

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    Have you checked water/airflow whichever applies...

    Have you checked water/airflow whichever applies over the condensor coil?

    [Edited by dnt on 07-12-2005 at 03:35 PM]
  22. Thread: R-420A

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    Yep stuff is good, excellent cooling with...

    Yep stuff is good, excellent cooling with slightly lower head and suction pressure I am a bit concerned with the compressor temp it was running about 130 to 140f on compressor shell at 90 ambient...
  23. Thread: r-134

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    Most of the later models MVAC applications have...

    Most of the later models MVAC applications have gone to a nonserviceable nonremovable 2 part service port. The valve top portion threads onto the body it contains a spring loaded ball valve, real...
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    ravenx you a vorhees or johnstone guy?

    ravenx you a vorhees or johnstone guy?
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    Low airflow across evap in almost every instance...

    Low airflow across evap in almost every instance where you see the symptons you describe. Go into the house, remove the pesky decorative diffusers with the tiny slots, yeah just pull them up and...
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    Poor customer service seems to be the norm...

    Poor customer service seems to be the norm nowadays I always ask for a order confirmation via email or fax on telephone orders that way I can at least have the proof that it was ordered whether it...
  27. Thread: R-420A

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    thanks for link luster I will call them and see...

    thanks for link luster I will call them and see if they recommend their product for domestic refrigerators. Looking at the P/T chart it will need to run about 0.5 psig low side so should work OK I...
  28. Thread: R-420A

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    Anyone used the R-420A blend as a replacement...

    Anyone used the R-420A blend as a replacement refrigerant in a R12 cap tube domestic refrigerator? Results?
  29. Thread: R-12 replacements

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    I was considering using 402b in a refrigerator...

    I was considering using 402b in a refrigerator recently (went back with r12) I remember that the instructions were very specific that the charge had to go in as a liquid. If a man was not familiar...
  30. Thread: Armstrong models

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    CC Dickson handles Armstrong if you have one in...

    CC Dickson handles Armstrong if you have one in your area they can fix you up.
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    Normal for sweating on the larger pipe but if you...

    Normal for sweating on the larger pipe but if you have a large amount of water running out of the condensing unit you may have a evap airflow problem or overcharge situation causing saturated liguid...
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    Pretty vague but I can feel the vibes coming...

    Pretty vague but I can feel the vibes coming across the internet connection. YEP got it, another klackenbocker problem uh huh thats three in about two days watch out for a recall on these puppies....
  33. Thread: From a H.Owner

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    The pleated filter low micron filters and...

    The pleated filter low micron filters and electrostatic filters are great if used in a system where the use does not restrict the return airflow to a point where the unit is affected. This means you...
  34. Thread: temp differencial

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    Not clear on if the compressor is still running...

    Not clear on if the compressor is still running after the 77f set point is reached, or is it just the blower fan running not cutting off? Is this one of the variable capacity units or something?
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    If you are only staying a year why even invest in...

    If you are only staying a year why even invest in a new system, it is unlikely you will get your money back. What exactly is wrong with your old system. If the tech just said it was worn out you need...
  36. Thread: diagnosis

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    Have you checked the KB (Klackenbocker)...

    Have you checked the KB (Klackenbocker) orientation, it is critical, it must be oriented true north not magnetic!
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    I would check the mounting of the thermostat...

    I would check the mounting of the thermostat before I invested big dollars in a honeywell. Sometimes the installer will knock out a good size hole for the wires and not seal it, this allows...
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    I think the key here is that water is seeping out...

    I think the key here is that water is seeping out of the new condensing coil unit the poster has mentioned that at least twice and he is correct that it is unusual and indicates a problem. This would...
  39. ooh I like that charging by sound I added that to...

    ooh I like that charging by sound I added that to the list. If the unit is properly charged it will stop gurgling most likely your service tech throwed some gauges on and got the pressures within...
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    We may have to wait for someone that actually...

    We may have to wait for someone that actually graduated from a refrigeration engineering course to answer that one, but in the mean time we could set up a experimental labratory to run some tests. I...
  41. Thread: Right next door

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    Big h you are fixin to get into a mess, even if...

    Big h you are fixin to get into a mess, even if you research and put in the best most professional system in the country and do it for 1/2 price their will be problems. The only way I ever do...
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    By some peoples rules a unit should never be...

    By some peoples rules a unit should never be replaced. It is always going to be cheaper to repair. I guess if I were carrying your home warranty policy you would be repairing it also LOL. I have...
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    Makes perfect sense, thanks for posting back....

    Makes perfect sense, thanks for posting back. Glad to hear that you found someone that takes care of the customer, you should have no problem getting these guys to swapout the filter driers. All...
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    Agree with both other posters, change the filter...

    Agree with both other posters, change the filter driers. Now just kinda curious, are we changing from fixed orfice to TXV or swapping out the original TXV's for a different size or something? Sounds...
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    Sounds real good, should be keeping the humidity...

    Sounds real good, should be keeping the humidity down with thelong run times, that will only make it feel that much more comfortable. It sounds like you have a properly sized system aand these are...
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    biscute (that is the way my local Hardees spelled...

    biscute (that is the way my local Hardees spelled biscuit on their outside sign, now the kids always ask for a biscute at breakfast time) I do not want to discount the teleportation theory but this...
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    Probably just shorten the compressor life a bit,...

    Probably just shorten the compressor life a bit, if the flow is restrcited it could cause some compressor liquid slugging but if it utilizes a scroll compressor it can take a lot of abuse. If you...
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    18f to 24f temp differential across the...

    18f to 24f temp differential across the evaporator under normal operating conditions as a rule of thumb (ROT for short). Note if you are measuring at return and then at supply vents instead of right...
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    The main problem is as Big I mentions, AIRFLOW...

    The main problem is as Big I mentions, AIRFLOW RESTRICTION lots of people out there start having evap freezeup problems after going to pleated high restriction type filters. Lots of systems are very...
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    Have the duct work leak checked I suspect that...

    Have the duct work leak checked I suspect that when they made the connections from the unit to the existing supply ducts that they did not get a good seal, you have conditioned air circulating...
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