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    With oil, natural gas or electric heat you are...

    With oil, natural gas or electric heat you are converting these resources into heat energy. With heat pumps, you are just moving free heat energy. As Buford stated, heat pumps have less available...
  2. When you were measuring the voltage coming from...

    When you were measuring the voltage coming from the disconnect and still getting a reading on the dead leg, it was the power feeding back through one of the other legs at the contactor. You really...
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    Usually, just removing the screws from the bottom...

    Usually, just removing the screws from the bottom and the communication wiring area should be good. The top portion of the cover hooks over the main wall mounted unit. There are three screw covers...
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    On service calls, I bring the small pouch with...

    On service calls, I bring the small pouch with basic tools/meter to do the initial recon and then bring the big tool bag if needed.
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    I've used the Rx11 a couple of times before but...

    I've used the Rx11 a couple of times before but if anyone has any do's and don'ts for flushing line sets, I'm all ears.
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    Update..... I've explained the situation with my...

    Update.....
    I've explained the situation with my higher ups and they've spoken with the customer and we have approval to change out both the new heat pump and the old air handler. My company is...
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    This install was given to me by a co-worker, who...

    This install was given to me by a co-worker, who did the original refrigerant leak diagnosis. I think I'm going to flush the line set and change the drier again when I go back to swap out the piston...
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    The worst is finding a system short on gas with...

    The worst is finding a system short on gas with the Schrader caps missing, looking for a leak everywhere and not finding one. It's so tempting to diagnose the problem as being a leaky access port...
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    Green Oil / Restriction in system

    We had a "no heat" call on a an older Rheem R-22 heat pump. It had no refrigerant in it. The compressor was in running condition. It was decided to replace the heat pump as the unit was old and there...
  10. Thread: Pro Status

    by SurreyStevo
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    Having had PRO status for a year or so now,...

    Having had PRO status for a year or so now, you'll will notice that you don't have the administrators with the police car avatar telling you that you did something wrong all the time...
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    It was Richmond.

    It was Richmond.
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    This one is probably more embarrassing than...

    This one is probably more embarrassing than stupid....
    On a service call at an Asian owned business and I had been talking to this one women while on site, giving her an idea of what my progress...
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    Some larger air handlers are constructed with...

    Some larger air handlers are constructed with silencers inside certain sections of the unit. They have a perforated 22 gauge face, pink insulation inside, and mylar plastic in between to keep the...
  14. I know your right about the cost, but It would be...

    I know your right about the cost, but It would be a pain in the ass to try to explain that to the 15 plus office staff I help support. I swear, half the positions in the office were created out of...
  15. I new which refrigerant to use for this system,...

    I new which refrigerant to use for this system, the colours of the R22 and R134A tanks are both greenish and that's where I messed up. I think I need to start storing them on opposite ends of the...
  16. On that same visit, I changed a faulty defrost...

    On that same visit, I changed a faulty defrost clock on their WIF because the motor stopped turning 3 months ago. Believe it or not, they had one guy there that would turn the dial 3-4 times a day...
  17. It didn't really change anything. The head...

    It didn't really change anything. The head pressure went up 5psi. In theory, the R-134A could be retrieved by getting it from the discharge. But I don't know how it blends with the R-22. To...
  18. I accidently 134 A'd when I should have 22'd

    A walk-in cooler I was working on had a small leak from a swivel tee fitting. I added a pound of refrigerant and the sight glass was full (the owner was only willing to buy one pound). While, as I...
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    Your idea of a time clock will fix it. But,...

    Your idea of a time clock will fix it. But, you're just giving it an 'off cycle'. Maybe the high ambient temp is infiltrating into the case and forcing this unit to run for long periods of time...
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    Are they coming from out of province? What...

    Are they coming from out of province? What company are you with? If you take a packaged A/C unit and bring it indoors and run it in A/C mode, it will become a dehumidifier. Was this trip organized...
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    Is the 24 volt transformer grounded? I've had a...

    Is the 24 volt transformer grounded? I've had a similar problem and it turned out that there was two transformers connected in, one from the unit and one from a dehumidifier. The transformers have...
  22. My equipment is heavy! There's gotta be another way!

    At least once or twice a day I have to haul around my tools, a B-tank, a vacuum pump, a nitrogen tank, a reclaimer, a cylinder or two, gauges, cords etc..... Has anyone out there come up with some...
  23. The part located between the TXV and the...

    The part located between the TXV and the distributer is an Auxiliary Side Connecter (ASC). This may be a system that uses either a method of capacity control, like 'Bypass to Evaporator', or uses a...
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    If you had to choose to either work at ...

    If you had to choose to either work at Envirotech Mechanical or Haakon, which company would you guys choose and why?
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    I took the BCIT ELTT for first year and 10 years...

    I took the BCIT ELTT for first year and 10 years later attended JARTS for the rest. The ELTT course was 6 or 7 months long and very intensive, but looking back, the knowledge I obtained from the...
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    First of all, R-134A is a very inefficient...

    First of all, R-134A is a very inefficient refrigerant. Also, putting it in a system not designed for R-134A won't work because compressor pumping capacities are designed for specific refrigerants...
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    I always cut my wrist on the duct when I'm...

    I always cut my wrist on the duct when I'm swinging it!
  28. This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
  29. I talked to the wholesaler I deal with, it's a...

    I talked to the wholesaler I deal with, it's a cheap part, so I'll throw one in. Thanks for the tips.
  30. Sorry. I miscategorised my post. I was aiming...

    Sorry. I miscategorised my post. I was aiming for Tech to Tech - Residential.
  31. Should I add a crank case heater to my heat pump?

    I have recently installed a 2 ton York LX series YHJF heat pump at my house. I have it set up so the compressor is locked out anytime it's below 45deg F and then the furnace takes over. York says...
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    That makes sense Mark Beiser. Colder liquid...

    That makes sense Mark Beiser. Colder liquid refrigerant would give a colder evap coil (heat pump) and possibly increase your outdoor ambient TD.
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    Insulating Liquid Line on Heat Pumps?

    Last summer, I had installed a Keeprite heat pump at my parents house. About 20' of the lineset is exposed to the outdoors. I have never seen it out in the field, but shouldn't both lines should be...
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    The circuit was on a 15 amp breaker, which isn't...

    The circuit was on a 15 amp breaker, which isn't ideal for this unit. It only had a port on the suction side. Another thing I'd forgot to mention, the compressor's external overload started to trip...
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    I think I figured it out. After burning my arm...

    I think I figured it out. After burning my arm on the liquid line, yeah the liquid line, I figured that there could be non-condensables in the condenser. I pulled the charge, brazed in an access on...
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    2 Door Display Cooler Tripping Breaker!

    Hello,
    Had a service call today, a 2 Door Display Cooler had been tripping the breaker. I took an amp reading and found it to be drawing 12.5 amps, the name plate rating is 11.1 amps. The unit...
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    No * and brand bashing.

    No * and brand bashing.
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    Once my socks get holes, I use them as rags. I...

    Once my socks get holes, I use them as rags. I actually have a bag of them. The guy probably MacGyvered it.
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    I'd recommend Haakon Units. They're built in the...

    I'd recommend Haakon Units. They're built in the U.S. & Canada. All the guys that I've talked to say these air handlers have the best quality.
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