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  1. Everything You Wanted to Know About R410-a (presented by a lunatic service guy)

    Hey guys,

    I was looking for a specific video on YouTube and stumbled across this little gem. Enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEcCK0_CC84
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    I think that's exactly what happened. It exhibits...

    I think that's exactly what happened. It exhibits symptoms similar to a slow/moderate leak. It also holds nitrogen, which made it really confusing.
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    Wow! That sucks. Was this on your own...

    Wow! That sucks. Was this on your own installation? How many pounds of refrigerant did you have to replace on that? That also sounds like a lot of man hours. Did you ever get reimbursed for that?...
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    I think you might be right. It's a very confusing...

    I think you might be right. It's a very confusing issue because the system holds the nitrogen purge. It also doesn't leak nearly as fast as you think it would if something that hinky was wrong with...
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    Lennox Mini Split Dye Test Fun!

    We installed a mini split system in a server room of a local computer place. After a few days they complained that it wasn't able to keep the temperature down. We noticed the charge was low despite...
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    You're telling me. We've got quite a few hours...

    You're telling me. We've got quite a few hours into this....
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    Lennox Mini Split UV Light Fun!

    We installed a mini split system in a server room of a local computer place. After a few days they complained that it wasn't able to keep the temperature down. We noticed the charge was low despite...
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    I've ran into that same problem when replacing...

    I've ran into that same problem when replacing valves on furnaces that don't have OEM replacements available.

    Is there any way to tell what kind of valve you have by looking at it? Some valves...
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    We installed a new high efficiency Goodman...

    We installed a new high efficiency Goodman heating system at this guy's house about 10 years ago. We replaced the furnace, the ducts, the boxes, everything. It was in a really tight, nasty crawlspace...
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    LOL!

    LOL!
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    Wow, that's the perfect ****storm. Good thing you...

    Wow, that's the perfect ****storm. Good thing you saved the sticky note.

    Did you guys have to eat the whole thing ? If they refused to even pay for the compressor I would have been tempted to go...
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    What ever happened with that ?

    What ever happened with that ?
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    deleted, accidentally quoted wrong post

    deleted, accidentally quoted wrong post
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    What's the 8" cube service box ?

    What's the 8" cube service box ?
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    We've had issues with the more recent ones as...

    We've had issues with the more recent ones as well.
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    That is exactly what I'm going to start doing....

    That is exactly what I'm going to start doing. We've had great luck with the EL296V so we're definitely going to go that route in the future.
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    I HATE the SLP98

    I'm a pretty irritated guy right now. We've been Lennox dealers for about 15 years and have had excellent luck with Lennox - until the SLP98. We've installed 20 or so SLP98 units since the unit was...
  18. Dear Journal: Today I found a strange animal under the house I was working on!

    Hey guys,

    Today I was doing a low crawl duct replacement when I crawled over this thing! :gah:

    I decided to do the homeowners a favor and dragged it out from under the house. Does anybody know...
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    That doesn't make any sense. I see your name is...

    That doesn't make any sense. I see your name is well earned.

    /epic phale
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    Let's see a picture of one of your installs....

    Let's see a picture of one of your installs. Anybody can bombard people with asinine, extraneous questions over the internet. I see from your history that you certainly seem to enjoy it.
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    I own a manometer. I use it frequently. The...

    I own a manometer. I use it frequently. The static on this came out at like .46.
    The system works great and heats the house quickly. Like I said in the OP we enlarged the return air ductwork and the...
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    That's some good looking stuff. Nice work!

    That's some good looking stuff. Nice work!
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    Ignore this troll. He hangs out in Wall of Pride...

    Ignore this troll. He hangs out in Wall of Pride and bashes people's stuff.
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    There is no damn cooling. Do you see any coils or...

    There is no damn cooling. Do you see any coils or refrigerant lines? It is a modulating, standard efficiency natural gas furnace.
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    Hey Cody, 1) There is no cooling on the...

    Hey Cody,

    1) There is no cooling on the system. It is heating only.

    2) You didn't see me calling your little Lennox install for your buddy "stupid" despite the fact that A) Your vertical supply...
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    Ultimate Home Filtration Setup!

    Hey guys,

    So we went out to this couples' house. They wanted to replace all of their ductwork with aluminum flex ductwork. The lady that lives there suffers from Sarcoidosis of the lungs....
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    It won't work for Flex duct systems

    Hey OP,

    Do you have any pictures of ductwork that gets destroyed and ripped apart from your cleaning? Do you have a picture of you shrugging and trying to sell an angry customer a whole new duct...
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    What kind of backpack is that? Do you keep your...

    What kind of backpack is that? Do you keep your service tools in it? I'd never thought of using a backpack but that might actually make sense for what I do..
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think the...

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think the default dip switch settings on the G61 require any adjustment for most installations.

    Provided that: 1) You are using a properly configured 2-stage...
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    This

    This
  31. Thread: pee trap

    by 4inchCrescent
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    You're right. I'm trying to figure out how to...

    You're right. I'm trying to figure out how to delete my post.
  32. Thread: pee trap

    by 4inchCrescent
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    This has to be the worst grammar and typing I...

    This has to be the worst grammar and typing I have ever seen. I'm not sure which is funnier - the picture or your description.
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    That's not working hard that's working smart.

    That's not working hard that's working smart.
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    Why do you guys keep saying "if it works, then...

    Why do you guys keep saying "if it works, then wtf?".

    That setup will never "work". It will bog down the blower motor, make a crap load of noise, leak like a sieve, etc.
  35. One time I was changing out an inducer motor in a...

    One time I was changing out an inducer motor in a Goodman, made around 2005. I accidentally wired the thing back in backwards and blew out the circuit board. So I replaced the circuit board for free...
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    This thread is awesome. I can't believe somebody...

    This thread is awesome. I can't believe somebody wrote that on an invoice. I got a good laugh out of this.
  37. 4 zones can be done without a problem. We set up...

    4 zones can be done without a problem. We set up systems that work perfectly with 4 zones all of the time. Having said that, there are a couple of things that almost always have to be done.
    1) You...
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    So I need a New Clamp Meter...

    Hey guys,

    I do quite a bit of service work and need a new clamp meter. I'm leaning toward Fluke or Fieldpiece.

    The features I would like it to have are:
    1) AC and DC Current
    2) AC and DC...
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    I've had terrible luck installing the SLP98...

    I've had terrible luck installing the SLP98 horizontally. Most of the time it has to do with condensate - this furnace simply does not drain properly in the horizontal position.

    I've also had the...
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    Unless the air flow is uncomfortable (I.E....

    Unless the air flow is uncomfortable (I.E. hitting you in the face at the dinner table) don't worry about it. You can replace the round registers with rectangular registers but that can be costly...
  41. I like mine, too.

    We're Lennox dealers in California and I just put an SLP 98 in my house and it rocks!

    That looks like a good installation, too. It's nice to see somebody doing decent work. Most of the installs...
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    Something to look at..

    The return air ductwork that travels vertically at an angle looks like it might be on the small side. Considering that it shoots up at an angle that is more than 90 degrees you will get some...
  43. Two story house. We ran a second zone through a...

    Two story house. We ran a second zone through a closet to get to the upstairs where we did use the attic. This was all for the downstairs.
  44. Dear Journal: Today we had a nasty crawl job in a pack rat's house!

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/MandyMc65/1220101504.jpg

    Naturally the lady wants a heat register in this room... all we have to do to start is get through the %&$ing door.
    ...
  45. So... that's it?

    Does anybody have any suggestions?

    I get one guy making a lame joke and that's it?

    I'm not surprised...
  46. What's a good way to learn HVAC electronics/electricity?

    Hey guys,

    I get asked frequently by aspiring HVAC technicians and installers where they should go or what they should do to learn about electricity as it relates to HVAC equipment and controls....
  47. How Far Do You Go on a "Free Estimate"??

    My father and I own and operate an HVAC/Sheet Metal business in California. Like most other local contractors we do "free estimates". My father and I differ greatly on what exactly a "free estimate"...
  48. Best Company for Furnace Service Stickers??

    Hey everybody,

    We're running an HVAC/Sheet Metal business in California. The supplier that sold us the stickers we put on furnaces went out of business. This was a bummer because they were...
  49. Hey bro, Sorry to hear this has happened to...

    Hey bro,

    Sorry to hear this has happened to you twice. We have installed a bunch of Goodman/Amana units and very rarely run into any problems.

    Unfortunately you are going to have to fight an...
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    If you do refrigeration you won't have nearly as...

    If you do refrigeration you won't have nearly as much (if any) ductwork to worry about =) But you will likely be on call and be heading all over the place in the middle of the night on occasion ;)
    ...
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