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    I disagree that its harder to replace a reversing...

    I disagree that its harder to replace a reversing valve than a compressor. I don't mind either but the changeover valve is a whole lot lighter if you ask me. You just have to know the tricks to...
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    Beer

    Here in Raleigh they indeed charge replacement costs as deposit. They get their kegs returned.
  3. Thread: bad caps

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    Bad Caps

    Its several thing actually. Numero Uno is NOTHING equals PCB oil as the electrolye cooling oil so they get hotter. Two they are usually 370 volt and not 440 volt. Three the size-much smaller than...
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    Looks good and inexpensive!

    Six Bucks doesn't do lunch most days if even fast food. Much better than an exposed copper liquid line and tstat wire and black foam insulation baking in the UV rays plus the nice two screw ...
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    Voltage Anti-theft

    Think it yes. Do it, NEVER> I just know it would be a kid or pet or legitimate person that got lit up and then I would be in prison. Even if it was the crook the law would probably let them sue YOU!...
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    Been there done that

    Mine was really exciting. Resident in apartment had frozen coil. He used icepick. When the refrigerant started filling the apartment he ran out with his kids and called 911. Fire department brought...
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    Rodents

    At least the mouse/rat box is accessible=The inspectors would really like this one..Obviously was installed BEFORE the wall was BUILT around it.
  8. Thread: lurking

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    Craftsman Razorknife

    I have the same craftsman razorknife. With that and my leatherman ready for anything.
  9. Thread: maintenance

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    Inline fuse

    Sounds to me like the "techs" called out to your building were more likely freshly removed from wearing paper hats. A circuit board not knowing "the difference between low voltage and high"?? What a...
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    Basement Flooded

    Thats always a possibility. If it was me off the ground just makes good sense. Also about the deck. Looks like a deck could potentially be OVER the unit eventually but its not the installers fault....
  11. Universal Certified

    I am Universal certified but the person that does it only need be Type 2 certified to do it legally. NOT Universal. I am not saying we need to assist the untrained/uncertified/unqualified in any...
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    Stealing Power

    Went to eviction and found that one of my residents had his power cut off too. He cut out wall and pigtailed to light at the front door that feeds off house meter. This idiot pigtailed a dropcord to...
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    Control Man is Right.

    I do see it. Not every on but alot of the
    younger workers have bigtime chips on their
    shoulders. I really don't know what it is but
    I do know their choice of music is alot Angrier <sic> than...
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    Picture thousand words

    Still need the digital pics...
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    Lennox Info

    Heres the info for Lennox but I don't think it will help you. Best to have local inspections department that passed the job off as being to code come back. You get an attorney and you will probably...
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    Sorry for the LONG data line

    Just got a little carried away with the Cutting and Pasting. Sort of like chopping grass on Zelda to get money. Drives my son crazy but man that sword rocks and I love chopping stuff... Oh well..
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    $2.17 a pound- Yeah a crack head will steal it

    Daily Copper Price Report
    New York -- Thursday December 8, 2005
    The COMEX rose $0.0095 and closed at $2.1700 per pound.


    [Edited by nc hvacman on 12-11-2005 at 07:48 PM]
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    In the Installation instructions it says NOT to...

    In the Installation instructions it says NOT to use the pumpdown method with the scroll compressor so that would be another reason not to do it. Wouldn't want to void that "lifetime" compressor by...
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    I agree Payson you are an alright dud. I as well...

    I agree Payson you are an alright dud. I as well have fixed them with flashlight on roof. For 90 year old lady and her old maid daughter. I was told by the daughter it was for the elderly mom while I...
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    Yellow Dot

    "Take Comfort in the Dot" Nice catchy slogan I spied on the door of one of their trucks on the way home today from work.
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    Robo

    Robo, I emailed you concerning a Goodman CLQ/AEPT Heat Pump Install. Did you get my email? Thanks, Bill in NC
  22. Trade School

    I got started right after high school in HVAC Trade school at our Community College. I did a year in school and then went into the trade in 1987. Did me a world of good to learn all that a quality...
  23. Thread: NC license

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    Yellow Dot Hiring?

    I have noticed your trucks around Raleigh Yellow Dot. You looking to hire experienced tech? I live in N. Raleigh.
  24. Thread: NC license

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    Direct Link to NC Licensing Board

    http://www.nclicensing.org/
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    I am with Raven

    I hate to keep this thread going but don't have admin clearance to close it. I think the personal attacks are WRONG and Raven is RIGHT!
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    Fuse the Transformer

    Put a fast blow fuse on the hot of the Step down transformer if you do change tstats. This will blow the fuse before blowing the transformer which will save you grief. MANY of the new tstats will...
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    Wanna Guess?

    Because your back hurts like mine I guess....
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    Nitrogen Tampering

    You crossed the line bud with the Nitrogen deal. That "could" have been very bad for you. He could have owned your home had he been brazing and you blew the fire and molten silver solder back in his...
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    New Compressor is Not Crazy

    Depends, If you wanted you could put a new compressor in that unit if it needed it and get another 20 years possibly. I don't believe they build them like the GE Weathertron anymore. I know its not...
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    Draining Water Heaters

    On electrics you can remove the bottom element-QUICKLY thread in a 1 1/2" female with ball valve attached that attaches to LARGE drain pipe. Cut on ball valve and it will drain in a flash.Especially...
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    Old Age

    Indoor and Outdoor units are 9 years old THIS IS NOT OLD!!! You are being hoodwinkled. There is a replacement you can get!!! You should look into it. Also Pull the coil Pressure test it and fix the...
  32. I hate those doggone union type fittings at their compressor though

    "I hate those doggone union type fittings at their compressor though" Chillbilly- I agree- and have a thought- Wouldn't it be better to cut the line and remove the compressor then remove the...
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    220 on Recovery Machine

    Heard about a maintenance tech years ago that used a cheater-Its a box made up to "steal" 120 from the disconnect with a duplex receptacle. Not something I would do today as OSHA would have a fit...
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    Wal-Mart HVAC

    Watch out for falling temps in your home or business~
  35. Thread: Frastrated

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    unfair = almost criminal really

    If you know the pumpdown method that definitely would be the way to go if you don't have the Valve Core Removal Tool- I always wondered who invented the valve core removal tool that doesn't lose the...
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    UC29 A Coils

    By the way, most evap coil leaks are from improper evacuation on system intallation. If you look at the inside of any of the brazed joints on the coil, or even where the line is brazed to the coil...
  37. Thread: Frastrated

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    Core Removal Tool

    Get the one with the ball valve. I don't have the one with the t on it for the pull down...Does it save time? Here is a link http://www.yellowjacket.com/PDF/LCD_Vac_Gauge.pdf

    [Edited by nc...
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    For Robin

    Robin, I replace a ton of UC29 acoils and was wondering... Do you know if they will still be manufactured for my existing 1994 Goodman Heat Pumps. I have 276 of them in apts that I keep up. Thanks.
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    I think its 440's

    I think that a lot of the problems is that the dielectric fluid is not as good as the PCB filled ones that used to be used. They lasted forever. But, gave rats cancer so its NOT used anymore. Kind of...
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