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    I have the tech mindset but even if I bid a job...

    I have the tech mindset but even if I bid a job for a third guy or two days my boss wants it done in one day.

    to do a proper start up on most system it takes about two hours
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    We have some systems running as low as .20 tesp ...

    We have some systems running as low as .20 tesp

    On a retrofit .40-.60 is more the norm after duct modifications
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    Would it kill them to male the Cabinets out of...

    Would it kill them to male the Cabinets out of something a littler thicker than what seem like 30 gauge metal

    I have installed some Goodman units and I still don't like them Day & Night is my go...
  4. Thread: Imanifold?

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  5. Thread: New House

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    I have never seen a tract house with a decently...

    I have never seen a tract house with a decently installed system unless it was replaced
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    Thats fine and I understand if it was standard or...

    Thats fine and I understand if it was standard or code here I would do it

    but because it isn't here and I don't doesn't mean I'm a hack
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    I have never seen a furnace with hard piped gas...

    I have never seen a furnace with hard piped gas line or with power ran in conduit to the furnace in this state.

    But if I showed a picture of a furnace I installed without those done I would get a...
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    Exactly I won't post again I do very good work...

    Exactly I won't post again I do very good work but you can nit pick anything and will the customer pay twice as much for everything to look absolutely perfect even it doesn't affect performance
  9. I would welcome it If i decided to leave my...

    I would welcome it If i decided to leave my current company I don't want to end up finding out the new company is worse
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    I have been less than impressed with the...

    I have been less than impressed with the electricians I have dealt with some are downright dumb kind of scary that they play with electricity
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    I think Rheem or Ruud I like the spark ignition...

    I think Rheem or Ruud I like the spark ignition as opposed to HSI

    Definitely one that is not 90% as well
  12. the multizone mini splits efficiency is nothing...

    the multizone mini splits efficiency is nothing to write home about especially EER

    A trane xv18 or 20 or Carrier Green Speed give you the variable capacity of a mini split in a more efficent...
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    I have never heard of doing it if the air handler...

    I have never heard of doing it if the air handler is above the condenser, I have done it vice versa.

    If they are going to use such a large suction line the velocity in the pipe may be too low to...
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    Goodman must be nuts no 410A system 5ton or under...

    Goodman must be nuts no 410A system 5ton or under needs 1" 1/8
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    I went to RSI always scored 90+ on tests and was...

    I went to RSI always scored 90+ on tests and was in no way prepared for the field the first two years were brutal there is not a whole lot of hands on at RSI and they make you learn solar and...
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    I prefer the oxy acytelene but I do use the turbo...

    I prefer the oxy acytelene but I do use the turbo sometimes in attics or on a roof if I don't feel like hauling the oxy rig around
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    I believe the Nest also doesn't click

    I believe the Nest also doesn't click
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    Not a service call but a estimate lady is nuts...

    Not a service call but a estimate lady is nuts she wants a mini split to cool a room I start looking at things she says what are you doing I have to see where to run the refrigerant lines and put the...
  19. Thread: Cooling Off

    by KevinAdv
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    I always put heatpumps in heat in the summer to...

    I always put heatpumps in heat in the summer to defrost the coil They really put out the heat when its 110 degrees :grin2:
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    I know I was joking although if it has a/c...

    I know I was joking although if it has a/c upgrading to a heat pump makes a ton of sense
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    but a new one is more efficient :grin2:

    but a new one is more efficient :grin2:
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    the 9 in the condenser model # is for 19 seer it...

    the 9 in the condenser model # is for 19 seer it is a XL19i
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    I had a gam5 do the same thing one time although...

    I had a gam5 do the same thing one time although most we do don't have any heat kits I wonder if a blower off delay would help

    getting that static down should help as well I don't think the supply...
  24. Thread: Used furnaces

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    I have a few customers try to get us to buy used...

    I have a few customers try to get us to buy used units.

    I have a 2009 Goodman 13 seer 2.5 ton heat pump condenser that has a leak in the condenser coil that I thought about fixing and Reselling...
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    I carry 410a, R-22, bunch of capacitors, 5-2-1...

    I carry

    410a, R-22, bunch of capacitors, 5-2-1 Hard starts, couple thermostats, A few relays & contactors, 240 & 115 blower motors, condenser fan motors, Glow fly ignitor, Honeywell 9120u, Honey...
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    That model # is a 2 ton

    That model # is a 2 ton
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    I currently have the Ridgid X4 18v impact but I...

    I currently have the Ridgid X4 18v impact but I am thinking about going with a Dewalt DCF886

    I really don't like 12v impacts or drivers they just feel wrong and most cant stand themselves up
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    not sure what the energy saving mode is but no on...

    not sure what the energy saving mode is but no on lighting a pilot
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    on these units its easy to have the outdoor...

    on these units its easy to have the outdoor piston fall out during install and not notice or could be backwards

    What air handler are you using
  30. My wife was watching one of the flipper shows on...

    My wife was watching one of the flipper shows on one of the networks they are fixing up a 1940-50's house and the contractor gives him a cost and then they start tearing open walls and saying this...
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    sounds like it needs a hard start if it has a txv

    sounds like it needs a hard start if it has a txv
  32. Do you have propane or natural gas

    Do you have propane or natural gas
  33. its better for a compressor to run all day then...

    its better for a compressor to run all day then cycle off every 15mins
  34. If someone has propane you can do dual fuel which...

    If someone has propane you can do dual fuel which works great

    if you live where its cold and have natural gas heat pumps are not worth it but if you are heating with oil,propane or electric they...
  35. Thread: Vacuum pumps

    by KevinAdv
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    I have the 15500 I spent the money on the Vacuum...

    I have the 15500 I spent the money on the Vacuum setup not the pump

    if your using 1/4" hoses with cores it does not matter what you have it will be a slow process

    I love the G5 twin but not...
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    I hate smart valve furnaces such a bad design and...

    I hate smart valve furnaces such a bad design and a pain to deal with
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    its got a variable speed blower it will be...

    its got a variable speed blower it will be fine:whistle:

    I hate twist elbows and that looks like the worse i have seen

    We either do it right and do a new jack or use a Trane over under
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    I think they have gotten better recently but I...

    I think they have gotten better recently but I hate their cheap cabinets and from 2005 ish to 2010 they seem to have some serious quality problems
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    I cant believe they give a 5 year warranty on dry...

    I cant believe they give a 5 year warranty on dry shipped units I have seen them installed on 6 seer evaporators my guess is they deny the warranty on the compressor pretty much no matter what

    I...
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    flushing line sets on dry shipped units is not...

    flushing line sets on dry shipped units is not gonna happen and how would you flush the oil out of the evaporator

    I'm not concerned with it
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    Pulling the disconnect wont de-energize the...

    Pulling the disconnect wont de-energize the reversing valve because it is powered by low voltage from the t-stat

    The unit is low on charge no doubt about it
  42. I think you right don't know exact year though

    I think you right don't know exact year though
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    Got a call today unit wont cool below 74 they...

    Got a call today unit wont cool below 74 they want it 69 inside and wanted me to come out right away I told them to wait or call someone else
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    its not as humid but systems are definitely...

    its not as humid but systems are definitely working hard to maintain temp
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    82% with 105 outside That must be miserable I...

    82% with 105 outside That must be miserable

    I don't know what your design is but the load the evaporator is seeing must be huge
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    whats the relative humidity outside

    whats the relative humidity outside
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    They usually only have 1 gauge port You can...

    They usually only have 1 gauge port

    You can only charge by weight
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    still hot here but it has not been super hot like...

    still hot here but it has not been super hot like normal aside from a few days
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    its actually the saturated refrigerant line ...

    its actually the saturated refrigerant line

    did you find the leak?
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    Hummer has been gone since 2010 I would...

    Hummer has been gone since 2010


    I would really like to see dry charged units go because it seems like they are always installed on a 6-8 seer coil
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