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    Trave vs American Standard Model Numbers

    I'm bidding a job where the other contractor is a Trane dealer; I install American Standard.

    Air Handler Question: The other contractor has submitted an air handler model GAF2AOB36S31SA. I cannot...
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    UPFLOW Trane Air Handler Leaking Condensate

    Went back and pulled made adaptor: drain outlet cracked allowing water to leak from around pipe threads. Air handler slightly tipped backwards and leaking water draining backwards along filter rack,...
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    UPFLOW Trane Air Handler Leaking Condensate

    Sorry, it an upflow install.
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    Trane Air Handler Leaking Condensate

    The air handler is a vertical install, on a stand, with free air return, in a closet equipped with louver bi-fold doors. The install is about 4-years old. The owner is using 1" thick pleated filters,...
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    Intertherm Model # P3RA-060K Pkg. Unit

    I believe this is a Nordyne product. Can anyone tell me the round duct supply and return connection sizes for this unit?
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    Tax Credit Eligible Systems

    I'm an American Standard dealer. I have a customer needing a 5-Ton split heat pump change out, and he has his heart set on getting a system which qualifies for the $1,500 Federal tax credit....
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    Time for a New Recovery Unit

    My current recovery unit is 15+ years old. I'm looking to upgrade to a newer, lighter unit that will handle all refrigerants. So far I'm considering: Ritchie XLT # 5760; ProMax #RG5410, and Appion G5...
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    "...250 cc ± 5 cc / 15.3 cu.in. ± 0.3 cu.in..."...

    "...250 cc ± 5 cc / 15.3 cu.in. ± 0.3 cu.in..."
    No, I believe the "±" is a "fudge" factor on how much over or under the oil fill can be. Again, call the manufacturer and ask them how much is left in...
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    When emptying oil from a compressor, a certain...

    When emptying oil from a compressor, a certain amount stays in the compressor (you cannot get it all out). The amount remaining, and thus the amount you need to pour back in the suction port to...
  10. Thread: leak detectors

    by Mike M2
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    10-4; yep, used halon torch, too. OK, except if...

    10-4; yep, used halon torch, too. OK, except if windy or real bright sunlight.
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    If you are describing the air as only coming from...

    If you are describing the air as only coming from the very outer edge of the blade (and not all the way across the top of the unit), you are describing what happens when
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    Use 45% silver solder (i.e.: Harris Welco®...

    Use 45% silver solder (i.e.: Harris Welco® Safety-Silv® 45). Cleanliness is next to Godliness & use flux. Don't recommend sil-fos for brazing non-clad steel.
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    Heil Heat Pump: H2H336GKA100

    Off hand, can anyone tell me if this unit is equipped with a scroll or a recip compressor? I'm quoting an air handler change out, and I need to allow for a start kit if its a recip. Thanks.
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    "...Suction- 23psi with about 50 degree box...

    "...Suction- 23psi with about 50 degree box temp...Liquid- 160 psi.." "... Nameplate RLA-6.8, Actual amps- 9.3..." NO way, with the correct voltage, you should be exceeding rated amps.
    With the...
  15. Thread: leak detectors

    by Mike M2
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    Been using the H-10 since GE made it (late 60s;...

    Been using the H-10 since GE made it (late 60s; was the "B" rev, then). Present one I have is the universal refrigerant style, and with that one I'm still finding leaks the last guy couldn't.
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    Goodman 13-SEER Air Handler... No TXV?

    Ran a call yesterday on a Goodman system. The system was installed by another contractor a little over 1-year ago. The customer showed me the sale paperwork, and the system was sold as 13-SEER. The...
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    Well I am a pro with 40+ years of experience and...

    Well I am a pro with 40+ years of experience and education to go with it. My remarks were tongue in cheek. I haven't posted on this site for several years and decided I would as, being in Florida, I...
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    For those stating I should apply for pro status,...

    For those stating I should apply for pro status, I have; status has not yet come through. Out of hundreds, I have one customer with gas equipment, and that's the one I'm working on. Heck with it;...
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    Well thanks Moose, but I'm a licensed HVAC...

    Well thanks Moose, but I'm a licensed HVAC contractor. I'll admit in Florida we don't see many furnaces, but I'm also not a controls idiot. I was hoping to get some more substantive suggestions than...
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    Troubleshooting Furnace Controls Problem

    System: Bryant/Carrier 580AN042100 (580ANW042100AAAG) Pkg. Unit with LP Gas furnace. Equipped with Intermittent Pilot and OEM Johnson Controls Ignition Control Module, #G67MG-4 (LH33CZ (OE 2?)004).
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  21. Thread: Confused

    by Mike M2
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    Subcooling and superheat both high and air side...

    Subcooling and superheat both high and air side split low, agree with others: restriction at metering device.
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    (System is straight cool, 10KW 1-stage heat.)...

    (System is straight cool, 10KW 1-stage heat.) Just installed this variable speed air handler with a matching 12-SEER Am Standard condensing unit. All works well in cooling mode (soft start, 1/2 speed...
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