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    It looks like they just stuck the gray 1/2...

    It looks like they just stuck the gray 1/2 carflex up through the hole instead of using a connector. In some places they can run the low voltage wire exposed but we are required to have it in it's...
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    It looks like a flat roof with no attic anyway--...

    It looks like a flat roof with no attic anyway-- and maybe on a slab as well cant really tell.
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    If that is just for the DHW another alternative...

    If that is just for the DHW another alternative would be to put an electric WH in each apt--assuming they have individual electric meters.Let the tenants pay for their own hot water.
  4. Or a flaring tool

    Or a flaring tool
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    At least it is in the shade. It actually looks...

    At least it is in the shade. It actually looks like there is way more than a foot above it, and it is near the open side not stuck in the middle. It certainly isn't good for air circulation, but...
  6. Thread: Traps?

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    I bet some prankster or vandal turned the second...

    I bet some prankster or vandal turned the second one 180 deg to where it is now-pointing up
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    Was that in some humongous house with swamp...

    Was that in some humongous house with swamp coolers for a/c? I can't imagine that size furnace running long enough in Tucson to do that, unless that was the only heat for 5-6K sq ft
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    Lennox used to use a similar line.

    Lennox used to use a similar line.
  9. The hardware store at home in S Tx. in the 60's...

    The hardware store at home in S Tx. in the 60's had two old car engines running on NG turning belt drive compressors for A/C. There the gas and electric companies were separate and competed somewhat....
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    I have found some coils that had a valve core in...

    I have found some coils that had a valve core in the port, and some txv's had a depresser built in and some didn't. Just had to get the right combination.
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    The house is settling--sinking on the left side-...

    The house is settling--sinking on the left side- and they wanted to make sure the breaker box stayed straight and level.
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    Years ago I ran into several Goodman 5 ton a/h's...

    Years ago I ran into several Goodman 5 ton a/h's that had similar failure-though not as bad as that one. I don't remember if there were any furnaces in that period or not.
  13. Ahh, ok I see now. Wouldn't have been that hard...

    Ahh, ok I see now. Wouldn't have been that hard to flare the sides of the return out to the width of the coil case. That trap is doing a lot of good with the open tee before it. I don't remember if...
  14. Maybe it is just me, but I can't begin to tell...

    Maybe it is just me, but I can't begin to tell what it is that we are looking at.
  15. Wait til I retire in three years and move. I will...

    Wait til I retire in three years and move. I will do neater wiring though. Did it have a cooling tower or what?
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    System is low on because he was out there...

    System is low on because he was out there sniffing it.
  17. Guess they are free to open and close at any...

    Guess they are free to open and close at any hours they choose, but I don't know of any here that close before 5 either.
  18. I first thought it must be some kind of gag-- a...

    I first thought it must be some kind of gag-- a parody or satire of hvac techs or something like that, but I cannot imagine anyone going to such great lengths. If it was one short video, maybe-- but...
  19. Yeah-- I wonder what was so special about that...

    Yeah-- I wonder what was so special about that start cap that the supply house didn't have one in stock. Maybe they just had regular start caps and no "high start capacitors".
  20. Watched the one about the high start capacitor--...

    Watched the one about the high start capacitor-- that was all I could take for a while. This guy is mind boggling.
  21. Hey, the electrical box and lines are centered...

    Hey, the electrical box and lines are centered between the 4x4s-- isn't that good enough?
  22. Thread: Coffee Can

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    The only problem with that is that it is not UV...

    The only problem with that is that it is not UV proof. Cannot be used in direct sunlight.
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    They could use plywood, OSB, or particle board,...

    They could use plywood, OSB, or particle board, so they automatically pick the one that is the least tolerant of getting wet to go underneath a piece of equipment that will more likely than not, leak...
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    The guy who did mine about 15 years ago had a...

    The guy who did mine about 15 years ago had a long extension cord that had what was originally either a range or dryer cord hooked up to it with duct tape over the connections. I don't know which...
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    Have a new secondary pan made out of stainless...

    Have a new secondary pan made out of stainless steel and the problem is solved!
  26. Thread: Feeling dumb

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    Yeah, that setup is very common here also, and I...

    Yeah, that setup is very common here also, and I think all of us have done that at least once before too.
  27. A local TV station here did a similar thing about...

    A local TV station here did a similar thing about 15 years ago. Took an old Janitrol CM or CE model that had been completely checked out and yanked the black wire to the fan motor off the...
  28. I saw one video with the disconnect pulled out--...

    I saw one video with the disconnect pulled out-- maybe it was the same one. The tech shoved it in and the unit started, and then he either spotted a camera, or figured out what was going on somehow,...
  29. Thread: One I did...

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    Sorry, I understand now. For one thing, outside...

    Sorry, I understand now. For one thing, outside of mobile homes, I haven't seen more than about a half dozen downflows in the entire San Antonio area.
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    Those PTC start assists do that fairly often, Dog...

    Those PTC start assists do that fairly often, Dog must be a huge one to pee on the coil that high up.
  31. Thread: One I did...

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    Not sure exactly what we are looking at here. Is...

    Not sure exactly what we are looking at here. Is the coil installed on the back side of an upflow furnace? Just wondering because of no vent pipe.
  32. Thread: I Hate Mice

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    Reminds me of the old cartoons with Pixie, Dixie...

    Reminds me of the old cartoons with Pixie, Dixie and Jinx the cat-- I hate meeses to pieces.
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    That same guy who helped the service tech out by...

    That same guy who helped the service tech out by removing the blower motor from the furnace in the basement a while back
    must have been helping out here too
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    Even 1600 watts from 12 volts will take nearly...

    Even 1600 watts from 12 volts will take nearly 150 amps input. Even if you had a 12 volt source that could put out that many amps, just think of the wire size it would take into the inverter.
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    We replaced one like that a while back. It was...

    We replaced one like that a while back. It was only about two years old-- Goodman 13 seer 3 1/2 ton as I recall. Cust did not want any repairs. I took it back to the shop and had it patched up in...
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    He would probably refer to those as the...

    He would probably refer to those as the refrigerant lines.
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    I liked it when he referred to them as the...

    I liked it when he referred to them as the condensate lines
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    The model and serial numbers are clearly visible...

    The model and serial numbers are clearly visible in the second video. I bet Carrier's warranty dept would be interested in seeing the videos.
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    [QUOTE=qwerty hvac;18206551]There is. Is posted...

    [QUOTE=qwerty hvac;18206551]There is. Is posted somewhere.

    He goes by "poolfixer" on Youtube. Just go to YT and put that in the search. He has over 100 videos.
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    That is incredible! At 10:53 you can see the...

    That is incredible! At 10:53 you can see the Puron sticker, while he has his jug of 22 ready. the pressures should be 60 and 220 with the unit not running. LMAO
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    This has to be some kind of parody of A/C...

    This has to be some kind of parody of A/C service. It can't be real!
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    [QUOTE=nick muniz;17892161]I don't see any...

    [QUOTE=nick muniz;17892161]I don't see any terminals? Sup?

    I take it you don't like to pay more at JS than other supply houses like moi, I ask for parts and am told they will come in next week...
  43. Thread: LOL

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    Around here there is almost always somebody on...

    Around here there is almost always somebody on Craigslist offering a working fridge for free- and some look a lot nicer than that one was before the redneck repair.
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    I think that around here it is code that the...

    I think that around here it is code that the dryer vent must be behind the cond unit-from as many as we see that way. It does make it nicer to work a heat pump condenser in winter when the dryer is...
  45. In fairness, I have seen heat strips that hadn't...

    In fairness, I have seen heat strips that hadn't been working for whatever reason for a few years on a properly maintained unit that didn't look much better. It looks like the other bank was working,...
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    Looking at it again, it must be a reflection on...

    Looking at it again, it must be a reflection on that shiny vent pipe.
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    What is that copper looking pipe running...

    What is that copper looking pipe running alongside the vent pipe and looks to be ending right behind the gas shutoff valve?
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    It is hard to tell in the picture. They both look...

    It is hard to tell in the picture. They both look slightly out of level, but in opposite directions. I would think that if you were sloping it to drain that you would want it to drain away from the...
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    But it sure doesn't cost much to run in the...

    But it sure doesn't cost much to run in the summer. I guess it does cool a little, circulating somewhat cooler basement air through the house. I imagine the lack of refrigerant lines going to the AH...
  50. Would have really been funny if the blower motor...

    Would have really been funny if the blower motor turned out to good and the problem was somehting else
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