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  1. Thread: Arcoaire

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    Arcoaire

    Ive got an old customer, had another company put in an arcoaire 2 zone mini split, 9000 and 12000 btu inside, with 24000 outside, when I moved away for couple years. It wprked abt a year, board...
  2. I started in apt complexes, night school, then...

    I started in apt complexes, night school, then running service, now contracting. My weakness is figuring the boxes, mental block maybe, but seems different warehouses stock different stuff, and I...
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    Ive had dry units from factory before, supposedly...

    Ive had dry units from factory before, supposedly full, no leaks, it happens. A couple of DOA's too, thats when I got a new distributor who worked with me :)

    Sent from my SM-T217S using Tapatalk
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    Don't forget the filter driers, quick vacuum...

    Don't forget the filter driers, quick vacuum won't pull out moisture if the caps have been off awhile, use a micron gauge to be sure
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    Silicone works well,old tranes had one in the...

    Silicone works well,old tranes had one in the back too
  6. OK, on line voltage to transformer unhooked on...

    OK, on line voltage to transformer unhooked on one side, big spark or little spark when touch together? Big spark is over 10 amps, will smoke transformer, and indicates a direct short in low voltage...
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    Took the A/C exam a few years ago, Texas, and...

    Took the A/C exam a few years ago, Texas, and there were more code questions than what was indicated on the literature. Generally, it's not the knowledge of how to work on systems, it's the knowledge...
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    I agree with the pricing and quality...

    I agree with the pricing and quality unfortunately. I do A.S., basically the same, and got a quote recently for a green colored system, (the systems with the RCQB coils in the past) same warranties,...
  9. Thread: Will not Cool

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    I agree , ten years isn't quite old yet, minimum...

    I agree , ten years isn't quite old yet, minimum SEER then was 10. Overcharge comes to mind, compressor won't pump in heat with too much, etc etc, sadly, some techs still try to charge to test...
  10. Thread: Ductulator

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    I've always used .06ish for returns, and .08 for...

    I've always used .06ish for returns, and .08 for supply, makes the system a whole lot quieter too. This has always worked well for me, unless it's a green system that rhymes with dude, then all bets...
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    I only read part of the posts, but in a recent...

    I only read part of the posts, but in a recent seminar, we were told the UV only works for a couple of feet, and only effective on air that it directly contacts.
    So in his words, they were pretty...
  12. Thread: ongoing issue

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    Ditto a/cwizard, maybe adjust setbacks if digital

    Ditto a/cwizard, maybe adjust setbacks if digital
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    I'm just wondering if he's bringing it up to...

    I'm just wondering if he's bringing it up to current codes with the transition, perhaps upgrading it to local specs. A picture would explain things easily.
  14. When working on a system, I usually try to wait...

    When working on a system, I usually try to wait at least 15 minutes before making a decision. Early on, how many times had I gone to the truck for r-22 for a janitrol only to get back and the...
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    I'd think the worst ones are the ones that are...

    I'd think the worst ones are the ones that are 'piecemealed' installed, because there are just more cooks in the kitchen. Ratios I wouldn't know, but the price shopping, they'll either pay in the...
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    Maybe unit didn't have proper charge to begin...

    Maybe unit didn't have proper charge to begin with, sometimes you get an empty one (yes, 3 times, a couple doa's). Eight degree split sure doesn't seem like enough, more like 15 depending on system....
  17. Thread: a.c.freon leaks?

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    I almost always find the leaks at the compression...

    I almost always find the leaks at the compression fittings on evap coil(trane),carrier(older), same thing, leaks most usually in evap coil or in tube bends in condensor coils (under the plate). I've...
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    I had the wrightsoft mini suite I guess for about...

    I had the wrightsoft mini suite I guess for about telve years, until my computer crashed. Pricey, but nothing really compared in my opinion.
  19. Thread: defrost boardx

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    amd said it best, i'd only add that on a ruud...

    amd said it best, i'd only add that on a ruud heat pump the reversing walve is energized in the heat mode, usually through the 'B' terminal on stat.
    I know, trying to get my 15. I think ruud is the...
  20. Thread: Hot again

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    Hot again

    Been off the site awhile, glad to be back. You learn more here than you ever will from any other place. Just sayin'..
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    cmon cj, A quick fix would be to open system...

    cmon cj,
    A quick fix would be to open system with blower in vari low speed to create a vacuum to draw contaminants away from bulb and txv
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