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    Those are really specific pressure testing...

    Those are really specific pressure testing instructions!
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    I don't believe I discussed any repairs or gave...

    I don't believe I discussed any repairs or gave any advice, or does AOP also forbid asking questions?

    I have ALWAYS stood behind the no DIY policy of AOP, I don't think it should be considered a...
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    Before and after what? What did you do?

    Before and after what?

    What did you do?
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    I can picture it now: "The guy on YouTube said...

    I can picture it now:

    "The guy on YouTube said it was important to tie in those little wires on the pump, so I did!"
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    The float wires "tied" together is what makes it...

    The float wires "tied" together is what makes it special.
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    A TXV has 1 job and 1 job only, and that is to...

    A TXV has 1 job and 1 job only, and that is to maintain superheat. First step therefore is to check the superheat. Check your subcooling also, a TXV needs a solid column of liquid to meter correctly....
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    And which fitting did you unthread, depending on...

    And which fitting did you unthread, depending on which one, it could be completely normal for no refrigerant to escape even with a fully charged system. As stated before, it may also be possible...
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    Do you have a picture of the item you loosened?

    Do you have a picture of the item you loosened?
  9. The pressures and temperatures should work, but I...

    The pressures and temperatures should work, but I believe you will need to change to POE oil.
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    The COT SUCKS! But he's right, they are your best...

    The COT SUCKS! But he's right, they are your best place to start. Emailed them once, they took 3 months to email back. They did, but it was 3 months later. You do and gas work? Start with TSSA they...
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    I rent a couple of places, hoping to expand it....

    I rent a couple of places, hoping to expand it. Whoever made the comment about not over-leveraging yourself is right on the money. You need to make sure you have the cash on hand for a major repair...
  12. Thread: I got scammed

    by LKJoel
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    Any coil purchased in the last few years will be...

    Any coil purchased in the last few years will be comparable with either R22 or R410a, as stated, you just install a different size piston, or a different model TXV, so there is no reason not to...
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    +1
  14. Why so hell bent on Nest? If I was buying car,...

    Why so hell bent on Nest?

    If I was buying car, and every mechanic I spoke to, told me that the car I had in mind was nothing but a headache, I would be seriously reconsidering my choice in new...
  15. No. A G2 ticket allows you to work on gas fired...

    No. A G2 ticket allows you to work on gas fired equipment up to 400,000BTUH only. A 313 license allows you to WORK on AC or refrig units, but not buy refrigerant (figure that one out), the ODP card...
  16. It is a US thing. Here in Ontario we call it an...

    It is a US thing. Here in Ontario we call it an ODP license. Don't know what your equivalent card is out in the west.
  17. Does it still fail (inducer dropping to 30V) if...

    Does it still fail (inducer dropping to 30V) if the spark wire is disconnected from the module?

    Some of the original EG6 units had robertshaw modules, not Honeywells. The robertshaws are no longer...
  18. Even if the inspector actually checked the AC,...

    Even if the inspector actually checked the AC, the cost of an AC or an AC repair should be minimal in relation to the total value of the home. If the decrease in value between a working 20YO AC and a...
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    A DIYer doesn't bother me one bit, a man who owns...

    A DIYer doesn't bother me one bit, a man who owns his home, and equipment should be allowed to take a crack at fixing it. But don't expect advice. That one really gets me mad. Like I'm supposed to...
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    Here you go...

    Here you go
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160404/b8cd7f1b1c4135e56e54687458098d02.jpg
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    If those 2 wires shown are the only wires it has,...

    If those 2 wires shown are the only wires it has, it's not a transformer.
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    Regarding the swinging temps, did he recommend...

    Regarding the swinging temps, did he recommend and provide the ecobee stats and zone system, or you? Do you know the kind of zone system? The above replies are all dead on about sizing etc.
    ...
  23. I try to shy away from absolutes like always and...

    I try to shy away from absolutes like always and never, all or none with questions like yours. While it's very likely that one manufacturers flammable vapor sensor may interchange on another brand of...
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    Nice looking install! Welcome. What part of...

    Nice looking install! Welcome. What part of Ontario are you from?
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    Good luck with the builder now. As for the...

    Good luck with the builder now.

    As for the inverted loop, if you read the manual, it states the loop is only required if the indoor unit is higher than the outdoor unit. So if the furnace and A...
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    R410a making us sick?

    Yes. They sometimes false alarm because of other chemicals, have experienced this myself as well.

    The general consensus is that you do indeed have a chemical problem, but that a refrigerant leak...
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    This is stupid. Why the builder is even fighting...

    This is stupid. Why the builder is even fighting with you is beyond belief. It's ridiculous that any self respecting builder or tradesman would let this happen. I can't see the rest of the install,...
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    R22 is obsolete, you have not been able to buy...

    R22 is obsolete, you have not been able to buy new R22 units for over 5 years now. The availability of R22 is decreasing every year, and the price is going up each year, way up, haven't priced it...
  29. I think he was concerned about freezing not...

    I think he was concerned about freezing not sweating.
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    NOW you want me to move it?!?

    The guy at HD said he could build the deck and the AC wouldn't be a problem
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    That's a great example your setting for your...

    That's a great example your setting for your apprentice there. Next time he tries to refuse unsafe work, you know what his boss will say, "jimmyed would do it!"

    Don't forget, if you hurt yourself...
  32. If its tripping the breaker every time, it should...

    If its tripping the breaker every time, it should be a fairly easy diagnosis for a contractor. You would pay a very reasonable diagnosis fee, then be able to decide if it's worth repair or...
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    Is the pool inside the house, or outside? I'm...

    Is the pool inside the house, or outside?

    I'm not sure why you would have a tough time finding somebody to install a Geo system, but if you have the cash for the upfront cost, it should offer the...
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    I do the most work with Fujitsu mini splits, and...

    I do the most work with Fujitsu mini splits, and use Nylog on every one, and have seen many other installers make the switch and use Nylog with Fujitsus, and have had 0 problems with metering...
  35. Thread: Is this true?

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    Were you asking for a specific thermostat model,...

    Were you asking for a specific thermostat model, or did you just ask him for a "nice programmable thermostat". Some specialty thermostats, like wifi stats, or stats with wireless accessories need a...
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    I spent a while scouring his site, he has...

    I spent a while scouring his site, he has published no spec sheets for his "products" and they sure do not appear to have any safety listings anywhere.
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    Mini split adapter

    Anybody ever use these?

    http://www.minisplitcontroladapters.com/product/universal-thermostat-adapter/

    It appears to be a home made adapter to allow a mini-split to run using a conventional...
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    That's really good advice. Thanks.

    That's really good advice. Thanks.
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    R410a making us sick?

    What possible natural gas devices in your home are running while the AC is running that produce temperatures in the house of 1900C? Your furnace heat exchanger might might might get somewhat close at...
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    In most cases people who die from huffing...

    In most cases people who die from huffing refrigerant die because the refrigerant displaces the oxygen, and they suffocate. They do not die because of any chemicals in the refrigerant. The...
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    So, where is it sweating from?

    So, where is it sweating from?
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    Let's back up a little bit. First off, where do...

    Let's back up a little bit. First off, where do you live? And to verify, your main complaint is duct work sweating? You said that only %40 of your duct work is sealed and insulated, where is the...
  43. Thread: Reznor heater

    by LKJoel
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    Yes, and I meant no offence, we are all here to...

    Yes, and I meant no offence, we are all here to learn and get better. I would expect through that formal HVAC training would have covered the basics like the difference between the terms standing and...
  44. Hm. That certainly is an odd one. If you shut the...

    Hm. That certainly is an odd one. If you shut the system down for the day (turn the thermostat to "off" and fan to "auto"), do you still feel like this?
  45. Thread: Reznor heater

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    Reznor heater

    I would be asking for my tuition money back
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    Willis Mini Splits

    Anybody have experience with Willis Mini Splits?

    I had never heard of them, but I have a salesman that wants me to try them out. They have some nice looking commercial units, but I don't want to...
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    Yes, it was s 4 wire plug, with 220V, N and...

    Yes, it was s 4 wire plug, with 220V, N and ground.
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    That's quite interesting, never seen that before

    That's quite interesting, never seen that before
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    It's a stacked set, so you have to be standing to...

    It's a stacked set, so you have to be standing to access the dryer. Not spraying at all, dipping a sponge in a bucket of soapy water, and scrubbing the dryer drum. I had a close look after the fact,...
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    No kidding. Weird for sure

    No kidding. Weird for sure
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