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  1. Those don't look the same to me. Some of them...

    Those don't look the same to me. Some of them though don't even try to hide it: UEI & Klein amp clamps, BluVac, UEI, and Yellow Jacket microns gauges, Digicool and UEI digitals, Fieldpiece and...
  2. Thread: WOW

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    Because it's 4:59...

    Because it's 4:59...
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    Nah, it's just Seattle. Everything there is...

    Nah, it's just Seattle. Everything there is horribly slanted to the left.
  4. Model numbers won't tell you what parts are in...

    Model numbers won't tell you what parts are in the unit, but the manufacturer, distributor, and often dealers can look it up. Also, compressors have data tags on them as well. Those tags often can...
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    The manual. Most techs don't have one, or think...

    The manual. Most techs don't have one, or think to use it when provided...
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    See the bottom section of the attached. After a...

    See the bottom section of the attached. After a while you will get a feel for it and be able to rely on experience.

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    If the manufacturer specified 1 1/8" X 3/8"...

    If the manufacturer specified 1 1/8" X 3/8" lineset, then the system needs 1 1/8" X 3/8" lineset.

    Yes, the SEER will be affected and the cooling capacity will be reduced because of an undersized...
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    Sam Hill

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Hill

    Maryhill, WA is about an hour and a half from me, past Goldendale, WA, right on the river across from Biggs Junction, OR.

    There's a huge wind farm...
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    These guys just ditched the sensor... ...

    These guys just ditched the sensor...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l73SMSBh7Ic


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l73SMSBh7Ic
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    You know, I carry a little electric 1700psi...

    You know, I carry a little electric 1700psi pressure washer around for washing coils, and economizer/make-up air screens. Hmmm... maybe this year I'll try it on the swamp cooler louvers...
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    Annual cleaning at spring startup: a good once...

    Annual cleaning at spring startup: a good once over with a mallet gets a lot of the build up off of the louvers, then a little more with a wire brush. New pads every year. Rinse out the drain pan &...
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    Interesting. I always thought pressure limiting...

    Interesting. I always thought pressure limiting valves were to take the place of a CPR (CROT) valve.
    Edit: Nevermind - I missed the part where you said AC applications..
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    Originally because the boss told me to... The...

    Originally because the boss told me to... The problem is whatever plugged the cap tube in the first place is still likely lurking in the system. Solid core drier, and a txv with a removable screen...
  14. Thread: Heat Pump

    by cjpwalker
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    Likely miswired, or a short. Time to call the...

    Likely miswired, or a short. Time to call the man.

    edit: Buford, you beat me to it!
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    That sucks... well there's always the compressor...

    That sucks... well there's always the compressor tag for cooling capacity, and clocking the gas meter for heat.
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    There was a suggestion about this not too long...

    There was a suggestion about this not too long ago... go over it gently with a pencil. Smudge lightly with your finger if necessary, and the old printed data will show up. I can't remember who or...
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    You think? I figured top connections with the...

    You think? I figured top connections with the outlet extended down for a dip tube.
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    This is great! Hardest part of the conversion on...

    This is great! Hardest part of the conversion on those little fractional, < 1lb units is dialing in the charge while dialing in superheat while at design, but not letting it satisfy... This...
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    That is a shorted compressor. When it heats up...

    That is a shorted compressor. When it heats up or things move around it will get worse. I saw a 30hp compressor once that showed a couple of kohm to ground, but when the maintenance guy tried to...
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    How much pipe do you have (1/4"?) before it goes...

    How much pipe do you have (1/4"?) before it goes to cap tube? is there any room to pinch it?

    Then again, how small is the cap tube? If it's actually cap tube, just shut it down, equalize...
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    But AC runs on "HI"... AC ALWAYS RUNS ON HI! ...

    But AC runs on "HI"... AC ALWAYS RUNS ON HI! (lol)...
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    MEW COMPRESSOR

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  23. If you've got a lot of 208 3ph like we do watch...

    If you've got a lot of 208 3ph like we do watch out for the wild leg...
  24. It should. That looks pretty cool - might have...

    It should. That looks pretty cool - might have to add it to my list!
  25. Nope - sheaves are forgotten. Economizers are...

    Nope - sheaves are forgotten. Economizers are feared. Guys don't understand them so they are ignored or disabled. It's usually just wiring, or an actuator. Sometimes a spendy fix, but it's "free"...
  26. All of the above... Now's the time on RTU's to...

    All of the above... Now's the time on RTU's to make money on sheaves and economizers. The forgotten and the feared.
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    I've never seen it lock out on flame failure and...

    I've never seen it lock out on flame failure and watchguard for that (the blower isn't een running at lightoff). It will just lockout high-fire if it experiences over 0.7" static. Plus, that is new...
  28. Thread: R-290

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    Oh, no - I'm not promoting HC. As I said, I...

    Oh, no - I'm not promoting HC. As I said, I really don't want to be packing it around in 30 lb cylinders.

    I'm just saying to be ready for it. I suppose I could put a household or RV style gas...
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    I don't follow your thought process here - please...

    I don't follow your thought process here - please explain...
  30. Thread: R-290

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    I'm not talking about retrofitting, and I'm not...

    I'm not talking about retrofitting, and I'm not talking about today's 5 oz reach-ins. Traditional refrigerants and blends will be phased out. The next one to go is R404a. When there's nothing...
  31. Thread: R-290

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    This came up elsewhere the other day. I'm not so...

    This came up elsewhere the other day. I'm not so concerned with the little reach-ins. It will be a challenge at first - leaks will occur as well as clogged cap tubes, and other refrigeration...
  32. "555" is only a phone number in the movies.

    "555" is only a phone number in the movies.
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    What model is the furnace -- if downflow the...

    What model is the furnace -- if downflow the board usually sits up top by the blower, with the flue passing through the blower compartment. That part of the flue HAS to be doubled - Lennox boxes it...
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    That's the fan alarm. It's similar to the...

    That's the fan alarm. It's similar to the automatic fan alarm that restaurant managers use to call you when the freezer is iced up ("hasn't held temp all week, but now, at 4:30 Friday, it's making...
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    We can here. The rules vary depending on...

    We can here. The rules vary depending on location.

    Anyway, is your plumber "qualified" to run the natural gas or connect the electrical service to your new water heater?
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    Don't even have to cut - just bend back and...

    Don't even have to cut - just bend back and forth, they will snap off flush with your nuts.
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    Professionally you would be starting over. ...

    Professionally you would be starting over. Washington requires an 06A HVAC-electrician license (low voltage with line voltage at and in equipment). This requires 4000 hours of trainee time...
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    No expiration date, but they are man made and...

    No expiration date, but they are man made and they will wear out. Mine get replaced when they start to leak, or if the hose itself begins to crack or feel brittle. And by leak I mean the hose or...
  39. The thermostat doesn't control defrost, or any...

    The thermostat doesn't control defrost, or any function of it. It won't indicate aux heat on during defrost because it doesn't know... The heat pump defrost board closes R-W to energize the heat...
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    Experience will determine what you carry. Some...

    Experience will determine what you carry. Some universal stuff is great, others work like crap universally.

    I've got the honeywell single stage gas valve, but I'd like to start carrying the 2...
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    Fluke 116 and a UEI DL49 clamp (thinking of...

    Fluke 116
    and a
    UEI DL49 clamp (thinking of upgrading this - the new version is quick enough to catch inrush current).

    I would also like to get a couple of analog meters just to have and play...
  43. Lennox doesn't. Some manufacturer's do, other's...

    Lennox doesn't. Some manufacturer's do, other's don't. Best practices for refrigeration suggest that it should be insulated to get a more accurate temperature reading of the suction line that it's...
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    Maintenance customer called very upset that there...

    Maintenance customer called very upset that there was a puddle in front of the furnace and a PM had recently been done. Walk into the garage (past a shiny new motorhome in the driveway) to see an...
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    Already done, but thanks. Reading the fine...

    Already done, but thanks.

    Reading the fine print, though, if I ever have to claim on it I must present the tool, paperwork, and ID at an authorized service center. Closest one is 85 miles away. ...
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    I needed a new cordless drill - I'm tired of...

    I needed a new cordless drill - I'm tired of fighting the NiCd batteries in the dewalt - two years tops, then they won't hold a charge.

    So I picked up this little kit at home depot today. $99,...
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    I've never seen it, but another tech at our...

    I've never seen it, but another tech at our company went on a no heat once: RTU was off the curb and on it's top. Gas line was twisted off and wide open...
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    Mikey I'm super disappointed! I always kind of...

    Mikey I'm super disappointed! I always kind of figured as much, but I still always puctured that face at the other end of your stories whether you were bastardizing 3 heat pumps into one, or saving...
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    It was only a matter of time - pro-press has been...

    It was only a matter of time - pro-press has been making money for a long time now...

    I wonder if they're looking ahead to HC refrigerants?
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    Probably not on long enough to heat up and...

    Probably not on long enough to heat up and trip...

    A regular household breaker works two ways:
    1. a bimetal that heats in an overcurrent situation pulling a pawl back and causing the trip
    and 2....
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