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  1. Yep seems quite common. Im dealing with one right...

    Yep seems quite common. Im dealing with one right now

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1433821-Questions-for-the-Rheem-guys/page2&highlight=rheem+quiet+80
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    How about heat block spray and paste ? Big Blu ?...

    How about heat block spray and paste ? Big Blu ? Coil cleaner ? stuff like that
    What about electronics like vacuum gauges infrared thermometers , etc.
    Maybe Im being overly cautious but I tend to...
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    Winter storage supplies tools parts ?

    A question for veteran techs. This is my first year in the business. Love it, not bad pay at all.
    My question is: what supplies , parts, freon etc. that are normally carried in the service van can't...
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    What size robinair is it ? and whats a vcrt ?

    What size robinair is it ? and whats a vcrt ?
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    I bought a 2.75 CFM brand is Viot off ebay. Brand...

    I bought a 2.75 CFM brand is Viot off ebay. Brand new and used it today , after about one hour all I had it down to is 5500 microns. I think this one is slowwwww.
    Anyone care to share typical amount...
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    Its been my experience that pullers are a waste...

    Its been my experience that pullers are a waste of time. If the fanblade isnt loose after loosening the set screw I go right to the sawzall. Save yourself the hassle and cut the shaft and tap it out.
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    That might be possible, but as soon as I bypassed...

    That might be possible, but as soon as I bypassed the timer the compressor and fan started up and ran prefectly, so I assumed the problem was the timer.
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    I guess seeing as 95% of Condensing units dont...

    I guess seeing as 95% of Condensing units dont have one of these I dont see any problem with bypassing them on units that do have them.
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    I have seen time delays go bad and the only way...

    I have seen time delays go bad and the only way to get the system started is by bypassing it. Also majority of thermostats have built in time delay to protect the system
  10. Carrier condensing unit without schrader valve cores

    Went on a job yesterday to disconnect a condensing unit to make room to pour a patio. I went to pump the unit down and realized that both lines didnt have schrader valve cores. Started to open the...
  11. Just take the basement ceiling out of the...

    Just take the basement ceiling out of the calculation. To my knowlege you cant even consider it a partition unless the other side is an unconditioned space.
  12. If you are referring to the ~ 3,300 BTUH sensible...

    If you are referring to the ~ 3,300 BTUH sensible gain for the basement ceiling, that would be a mistake by the person that did this heat gain heat loss calc.
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    I actually never had any problem using universal...

    I actually never had any problem using universal motors. I match them to the existing motor with respect to rpm , hp etc.
    Cant see why it would be a problem. I mean thats what they were designed...
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    I'll bet compressor shutting down periodically...

    I'll bet compressor shutting down periodically for some reason. I see installers that dont properly weigh in a charge or pull a good vacuum on new installations. I would pull out the refrigerant and...
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    Universal blower motor

    Im looking to put a few universal indoor furnace blower motors on the truck. Was considering the ao smith masterfit FDL6001 as being the one to buy. Would like to see if anybody uses these and if...
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    All I can say about reliability is that the GE...

    All I can say about reliability is that the GE cap in my CU in my home lasted over 14 years. It outlasted my condenser fan motor and thats the only reason I replaced it.
    One interesting note is that...
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    Best brand leak detection dye kit

    Just wondering which kit you guys would recommend ?
    Thanks,
    Bob
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    I was at a outdoor car show about 25 years ago...

    I was at a outdoor car show about 25 years ago and you could see and hear the bee swarm in the sky. These suckers decended on the car show and landed full swarm on a red muscle car , covering the...
  19. Yep, I asked the guy if the installers used a...

    Yep,
    I asked the guy if the installers used a scale to weigh in the charge and he said "no, they charged it to ambient plus 25". First time I heard of anybody charging a new install without a scale....
  20. Sorry I guess I meant that the subcooling was...

    Sorry I guess I meant that the subcooling was very high and the temp of the high side line was very low.
  21. Originally Head pressure - 320 psi High side...

    Originally Head pressure - 320 psi
    High side line temp - 83 degrees

    After putting in correct charge
    Head pressure -170 psi
    High side line temp - 85 degrees
  22. Just finished the service call. The head pressure...

    Just finished the service call. The head pressure was 330psi, low was about 70psi - r22
    Pulling 17 amps total. Low subcooling- very low.
    I pulled out the charge and weighed it. System requires 8...
  23. Just talked to the guy, now he tells me that the...

    Just talked to the guy, now he tells me that the system worked from 8pm last night until 1pm today and that the whole condensing unit including fan was turning on and off repeatedly and blowing warm...
  24. Heres the only info I have on this one until I...

    Heres the only info I have on this one until I check it out myself :
    All new evap coil linsets CU. Installed about 5 weeks ago and has had this problem from day one.
    He claims that the comp is...
  25. Good point . I dont have that data, yet. I guess...

    Good point . I dont have that data, yet. I guess I was just speaking in general terms as what a tech might see the system doing or not doing if there was a defective TXV.
  26. This must be a tough one ? Nobody , not even the...

    This must be a tough one ? Nobody , not even the pro's on this forum can offer any insight on this problem ?
  27. What would the pressures exhibit if it was the...

    What would the pressures exhibit if it was the txv causing the problem?
    I recommended to a friend to pull and weigh the charge and pull a vacuum and recharge, because its a completely new system, CU...
  28. Defective TXV causing compressor overload cycling ?

    Can a bad TXV cause the compressor to cycle on overload ?
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    Cover your ass ?

    Cover your ass ?
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    What is the acronym " CYA " ?

    What is the acronym " CYA " ?
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    How does a Appion G5 handle dye flowing through...

    How does a Appion G5 handle dye flowing through it ? Thought about that when I checked a system that had dye in it. Anyway to cleanse the Appion G5 after you recover a charge that has dye in it ?
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    Good point. Disclosure with a signature seems the...

    Good point. Disclosure with a signature seems the only way to prevent this situation.
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    No you need to read my initial post. I offer the...

    No you need to read my initial post. I offer the customer the option to invest in finding the leak first before its recharged. Most if not all just want it recharged and see how it goes.
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    Unhappy Homeowners with leaky a/c systems

    Being a new tech I would like to hear from some of the techs with much more - years of experience.

    Im not sure the proper way to handle a situation that Im sure is very common.

    I have a couple...
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    May not necessarily be an overcharge. I recently...

    May not necessarily be an overcharge. I recently had a service call on an R22 system and the High side kept steadily rising until it shut off on overload. I asked the service history and the previous...
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    Hard start kits

    Just wondering how effective these really are. I installed one on a CU today. The compressor kind of made a chugging sound as it started , before I installed the hard start kit. It fired up nicely...
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    Yes I was at the house. The system was working...

    Yes I was at the house. The system was working fine while I was there ,the complaint was that the CU would completely shut down every now and then while the indoor fan continued to run while in...
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    Are you replacing a 3 wire motor? The box should...

    Are you replacing a 3 wire motor? The box should indicate which wires go to L1 and L2.
    This is a multi hp motor so depending on how many hp you are replacing ( 1/3, 1/5 etc ) will determine which...
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    No I think they are quite standard from some...

    No I think they are quite standard from some manufacturers. I run into them quite often in the Chicagoland area.
  40. Thats exactly why I dont mess with my own system,...

    Thats exactly why I dont mess with my own system, not even to check pressures. 15 years old and never needed an ounce of refrigerant. Blows cold since 1998.
    I guess this one of those " If it aint...
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    It is a little circuit board right near the...

    It is a little circuit board right near the contactor. I believe that it comes standard on some condensing units. I just wanted to know if anybody has had to bypass them because of issues with the CU...
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    Condensing unit time delay bypass ?

    I had a unit today that customer complained that whole condensing unit would shut down for significant periods of time while the indoor fan motor kept running and turning the cooling system on / off...
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    DARK SIDE OF HVAC

    Im only a certified tech for about a month now , but owned my own business ( different trade ) for over 20 yrs so Im not exactly blind to the plight of the world. I did a service call today with...
  44. Well it was hot today and no call back. I sure...

    Well it was hot today and no call back. I sure hope all my recommendations solved the assumed airflow issue. I never saw a bigger home with so may broken registers and damers closed.
  45. Oh yeah, when I went to the 2nd floor every...

    Oh yeah, when I went to the 2nd floor every bedroom door was shut ( strange ) with no returns in the hall. Im not sure if this is how they live all the time ?
  46. AC Icing up low superheat closed registers

    A job today was due to system icing up. I waited until the system was thawed and headed over there. It was r22 split with fixed orifice. I had a suction temp of ~45F . My specs indicated needing a 25...
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    Well, Just gut more info on this one. Homeowner...

    Well, Just gut more info on this one. Homeowner said that the previous tech came out and the system was completely empty. I asked if the tech pulled a vacuum before he charged the system and the...
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    No these are not heat pumps. I'll check what you...

    No these are not heat pumps. I'll check what you suggest. Im trying to figure out why the high side pressure keeps climing until is shuts down on high pressure overload.
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    I replaced the cap already. When the compressor...

    I replaced the cap already. When the compressor started again I had low subcooling and watched the highside pressure slowly rise from 180 psig past 220psig while the high side line maintained to same...
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    Compressor cycling on overload

    Never a dull moment in the life of the novice hvac tech. I ran into two jobs today one r22 and one 410a split systems both had clean coils , filters and good condenser fan motors. They both would...
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