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    as to a reason for the two controls, it sounds...

    as to a reason for the two controls, it sounds like a 3 phase commercial thing. it's VERY important, and bypassing it is extremely unwise.





    this is the internet.
    if there was a way for us...
  2. Yup. Allowed is one thing... If I were building a...

    Yup. Allowed is one thing... If I were building a house, I'd want the 14...
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    More important is getting the suction line...

    More important is getting the suction line properly insulated to prevent heat loss and prevent liquid from boiling in the liquid line.
    Fix the problem, not the symptom.
  4. I have noticed that hole on the air handlers. .....

    I have noticed that hole on the air handlers. .. no idea what it is for. I cover it up.
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    Ok can you retake the wide angle shot of the...

    Ok can you retake the wide angle shot of the furnace? It's too fuzzy to make out details.

    I would not use the air until it is fixed.

    I do NOT like there not being a shut off for the natural...
  6. ok... What I see is a hack install of Home depot...

    ok... What I see is a hack install of Home depot flex duct...

    using silver "DUCK" tape...

    and tons of exposed insulation, zero mastic, and a generally poor install of duct.

    why is the...
  7. Some distribution companies offer better pricing,...

    Some distribution companies offer better pricing, and sales on supplies in the off season... but installation costs stay fairly consistent through the year.
  8. by that logic, $500 is the most for a 10 year old...

    by that logic, $500 is the most for a 10 year old unit...

    IDK... I'd think with the replacement costs of a new unit, there would be more room in there for repairs...

    maybe (repair cost times...
  9. My experience with hwc contractors is they are...

    My experience with hwc contractors is they are shoddy and unscrupulous.
    The hwc has zero concern for You or your house, just the money they have to spend. Best to get a settlement cash out and...
  10. In a house? Zoning could be set up that way, but...

    In a house? Zoning could be set up that way, but it would not be very comfortable. An average house needs to be uniformly climate controlled, or mildew and other humidity concerns arise. Plus, unless...
  11. Because, this section of the forum is devoted to...

    Because, this section of the forum is devoted to the original poster, and only qualified, professional vetted members are allowed to give responses... You know... Members that have read and follow...
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    No need to recover... wow. The epa fines are...

    No need to recover... wow. The epa fines are substantial...
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    Well done. I am surprised you call the bidders...

    Well done. I am surprised you call the bidders you don't want. Every bid I give I get two types of calls. Approval or negotiations. .. I've never gotten a call turning down the bid.
  14. Only way to know is look at the data plate. 01 is...

    Only way to know is look at the data plate. 01 is still possible 410 capable
  15. Nope. It doesn't. It makes a LOT of noise and...

    Nope. It doesn't.

    It makes a LOT of noise and you may not hear the compressor, but it keeps running. The FAN shuts off, but not the compressor.
  16. how about this... how much would you pay for...

    how about this...


    how much would you pay for filtered water?

    I mean, water falls out of the sky for free... yet many many many people pay 6.00 a liter for it...

    that's 24.00 a gallon......
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    I'm still amazed at the unit pads being set on...

    I'm still amazed at the unit pads being set on pavers... or chunks of brick, like your neighbors...
  18. 40% humidity is below the point where an A/C...

    40% humidity is below the point where an A/C system would remove humidity.

    keep in mind it is DEW POINT that affects dehumidification. if you are already at 40%, lowering the TEMP of the house...
  19. best advice I can give you for evaluating a...

    best advice I can give you for evaluating a contractor... ask around. talk to at LEAST 5 homeowners, and ask who they use, and why.

    some areas require a heating or refrigeration certification...
  20. R134 automotive gauges are 1/2" quick connect......

    R134 automotive gauges are 1/2" quick connect... Home a/c systems use 1/4" flare fittings... Not compatible with the automotive gauges...

    tell us more about why you think you need Refrigerant...
  21. Is your hottest part of the day above normal high...

    Is your hottest part of the day above normal high for your area? Here in NC we are experiencing a heat wave, 7 to 15 degrees above design temp for the area... Many systems simply cannot keep up. A...
  22. The unit sounds very loaded... What are the...

    The unit sounds very loaded...
    What are the model numbers indoor and outdoor...
  23. I would ask the installers what the tesp, SH, SC,...

    I would ask the installers what the tesp, SH, SC, LL pressure, SL pressure... ambient, WB AND DB temps...
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    I figured it would be removable, but the tee is a...

    I figured it would be removable, but the tee is a vent, not a clean out... So it shouldn't be covered
  25. I think it's goodmans way of getting contractors...

    I think it's goodmans way of getting contractors to purchase a "their brand" set of logo plates...
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    I've never seen anyone set a pad on pavers...

    I've never seen anyone set a pad on pavers before.

    And the thermostat wire should be run in seal tite...
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    The tee after the trap should be at least 8" and...

    The tee after the trap should be at least 8" and it should not be capped.

    The flex duct shouldn't have any exposed insulation, it is a vapor barrier break.

    Make sure the heat paste gets...
  28. Tape is not what is needed... tape is to cover a...

    Tape is not what is needed... tape is to cover a proper seam... not to seal a bad one.
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    Verify what you are being asked. .. If the...

    Verify what you are being asked. .. If the contractor is actually asking for a 10 amp vs a 15 amp... I'd press for more information.
  30. The first thing I as a contractor would do, is...

    The first thing I as a contractor would do, is measure the trunk lines, and calculate if it is sized properly to flow the air your system needs... Then I would remove all the poorly installed...
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    The side you are photographing is the outlet...

    The side you are photographing is the outlet side, the dirt will be on the other side of the coil.

    I do not recommend you disassemble the coil... A pro would have no trouble with it.
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    Without a load calc, we are unable to know. You...

    Without a load calc, we are unable to know.
    You can work one up with the loadcalc.net site and learn part of what is required.
    42,000 isn't enough info to tell...need a manual S after the manual J
  33. The only thing we can advise you to do besides,...

    The only thing we can advise you to do besides, turning the thermostat system switch to the off position, and the fan switch to the on position, making sure the outside unit turned off, is to pull...
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    so... did the power company repair the Neutral...

    so... did the power company repair the Neutral disconnect? or did you?
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    it's not JUST what is outside conditioned...

    it's not JUST what is outside conditioned space... it's about what is leaking, and what loss causes the rest of the system and building envelope to do...

    bring EVERYTHING in the conditioned...
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    think of it like this... the power company has...

    think of it like this...

    the power company has a transformer on the pole/in the ground... it has two hots, and a neutral conductor between them. that conductor gets GROUNDED at the pole with a...
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    now imagine the ductwork is passing through the...

    now imagine the ductwork is passing through the attic, where in the winter, could be in the negative degrees... imagine the losses from that ductwork... then reverse it in the summer, where the attic...
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    the BARE wire coming from the power transformer...

    the BARE wire coming from the power transformer on the pole is NEUTRAL... and is a VERY BAD THING to have disconnected!!!

    many many things can burn out from an open neutral...
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    all recovery machines have a screen in the inlet,...

    all recovery machines have a screen in the inlet, but that will NOT filter or DRY the refrigerant.

    INSIST the tech connect a NEW filter dryer in the manifold hose feeding the recovery machine......
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    Yup, if I were fixing it, I would charge you to...

    Yup, if I were fixing it, I would charge you to recover the mixed refrigerant and have it properly disposed of... (PRICEY) then evacuate, and recharge. You are going to need a total recharge of 410.
  41. I am unaware of any window units built to...

    I am unaware of any window units built to withstand salt water spray corrosion...

    Trane makes HVAC systems built to better handle it...
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    unfortunately we are not allowed to assist with...

    unfortunately we are not allowed to assist with technical issues on the AOP forum. sorry.
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    I can verify 1/4" gaps are not correct... And I...

    I can verify 1/4" gaps are not correct... And I would NOT recommend mastic filling in the gap!
    Panned bays are not correct either... Any permit pulled on this job?
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    I have had good service from the Titan HD caps. I...

    I have had good service from the Titan HD caps. I have had the turbo200 caps fail in a year... The 5 year warranty is nice, keep your invoice...
  45. Ok... A compressor does not care what gas it...

    Ok... A compressor does not care what gas it pumps, no compressor is incompatible with one refrigerant or the other, but the condenser with the compressor is never going to work with the wrong...
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    You could void your 10 years of labor warranty......

    You could void your 10 years of labor warranty... Don't mess with it. I would call and call until the service company answered. Resort towns get sucky service I guess.
  47. Ok... Let's get this straight. The first pic...

    Ok... Let's get this straight.

    The first pic shows a compressor functioning well, but seriously mischarged.

    To have changed the compressor is outrageous... To think the compressor shutting down...
  48. Wow... that's a stretch. .. Over $500 in gauges...

    Wow... that's a stretch. .. Over $500 in gauges and you think it's a diy?
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    Humidity will never be under control to the point...

    Humidity will never be under control to the point dehumidification isn't needed.
    The building draws in moisture, our bodies and processes throughout the day add moisture. It always needs to be...
  50. Maybe he did... analogs are in the picture...

    Maybe he did... analogs are in the picture also... NICE analogs...
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