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    You need to have the static pressure tested. Call...

    You need to have the static pressure tested. Call a company before you fool with it too much and make it a nightmare for the tech. Just some friendly advise.
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    Thats true. I guess we'll see how long that...

    Thats true. I guess we'll see how long that Teflon lining will hold up against the steam. And the water filter does have to be replaced every year as well.
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    Understanding the possibility of power and...

    Understanding the possibility of power and furnace failures, we have installed several humidifiers in attics and we make sure we wrap the water feed line and drain in heat tape. Although the new...
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    Not to mention working on this Jap Crap!...

    Not to mention working on this Jap Crap! Minisplits SUCK! There I feel better.
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    Its wasnt heating well when he first called in...

    Its wasnt heating well when he first called in and there was ALOT of ice on the OD unit. Well I got the board so I guess Ill put it on and see what happens. The guys an aviation engineer so hes...
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    I checked the charge and it was fine, didint see...

    I checked the charge and it was fine, didint see any need for adjustment. The filter was clean, that was the first thing I checked. It was definately ice. The customer said it did it once more after...
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    LG minisplit issue

    Just wanted to get an opinion on an LG Im working on. the customer calls about a week ago and says his minisplit is not heating. I get there and he has a picture on his camera of the outdoor unit...
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    I dont think it smells bad but too much can be...

    I dont think it smells bad but too much can be overpowering. Too strong of an ozone smell gives me a headache.
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    Rule of thumb for me has been 60sq." per ton on...

    Rule of thumb for me has been 60sq." per ton on the return side atleast. If its a variable speed blower motor it can handle up to .9"wc but thats the limit. And if your filter gets just a little bit...
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    the tech needs to make sure it is wired properly....

    the tech needs to make sure it is wired properly. If the unit is on without the blower running it can build up the ozone, then when the blower comes on it all gushes out at once. Or he may need to...
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    It depends on the tonage. Most 5 ton systems need...

    It depends on the tonage. Most 5 ton systems need return from a bottom box as well as from the side. The best way to tell is to hook up a magnahelic gauge. That will tell you if the supply or return...
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    Most flame sensors run 2.5 to 5 micro amps. Most...

    Most flame sensors run 2.5 to 5 micro amps. Most boards drop out at a 1 micro amp reading or lower. But thats just rule of thumb.
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    What size pipe did you use?

    What size pipe did you use?
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    Yup. Thats the stuff. What you do is drill holes...

    Yup. Thats the stuff. What you do is drill holes in the faceplate of the heat exchanger between the cells. Then you shoot the dye with the provided rods through the holes to coat the outside of the...
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    Liquid Penetrant Inspectant

    Or a fancy name for heat exchanger dye. Want to get some feedback/ opinions from fellow techs. Weve been using this for 2 years now and have increased our furnace kill rate dramatically. It makes it...
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    I have the SeeSnake, not knowing about the Testo....

    I have the SeeSnake, not knowing about the Testo. But either way its nice in the fact that you can show the customer the cracks in their heat exchanger so they dont think your trying to pull a fast...
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    I was in the same predicament with not being able...

    I was in the same predicament with not being able to find the PERFECT bag. And then I found it from Johnstone. Its a backpack and I LOVE it. It so easier on the back and alot easier when climbing...
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    I had a bad run with Sporlan TXV's this summer....

    I had a bad run with Sporlan TXV's this summer. Had to replace one in just about every coil we installed. Trane even confirmed it was the TXV and we werent crazy (well maybe we are but thats beside...
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    As previously stated the smaller companies are...

    As previously stated the smaller companies are more like a family. They care more about the customers concerns than they are about how much youre going to spend. Not to mention when comes time for...
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    If it says its an open pressure switch you need...

    If it says its an open pressure switch you need to have your flue checked out. And make sure your inducer motor is running.
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    Yeah but Mythbusters busted the cell phone gas...

    Yeah but Mythbusters busted the cell phone gas pump myth.
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    Problems with the Gas Co.

    I dont know how many of you guys check gas pressures when you do your maintenances, but we always do. Well the local gas company is NOT happy about it. I run 8- 10 calls a day 5-6 days a week so...
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    Thats kind of what the Intelligence Adaptive...

    Thats kind of what the Intelligence Adaptive Recovery does, other than being used by the programming. It learns the cycles of the system. Also, it should only operate the second stage when theres...
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