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    You'll prob find the cap is made in china... I...

    You'll prob find the cap is made in china...
    I would also check voltage while running. I have heard power surges can cause premature cap failure as well
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    Maybe not the most stupid one I've been on, but...

    Maybe not the most stupid one I've been on, but up there.

    I go to a modular duplex(only six months old) on a complaint from the tenant that they have a high electric bill and they work out of town...
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    Just a beneficial note to you other NATE...

    Just a beneficial note to you other NATE certified techs

    Not sure if any of you work for a trane dealer or are trane dealers, but they have a website to take online tests and get NATE ceus for...
  4. I have seen these things get a bad sediment...

    I have seen these things get a bad sediment buildup in the line returning from the hydro coil. I habe also seen the impeller break on the shaft of the pump and not work right, just kinda free spin...
  5. [QUOTE=freemind;12379761]You are both right. ...

    [QUOTE=freemind;12379761]You are both right.

    However, in the case of misplaced priorities, what can you do? People are people. They do what they will, and there isn't anything you can do about it....
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    odd miller gas pack curcuit board

    Worked on this unit not too long ago. Looking around in there, I noticed someone had put a goodman circuit board that, as far as I can tell, belongs on a 120v furnace. This is a 240v gas pack! It's...
  7. Really my biggest complaint (And I know It's not...

    Really my biggest complaint (And I know It's not just goodman) is finding them all over the internet for sale. Just seems like its most often goodman. Despite the fact that an educated consumer...
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    Sorry not a guru. But really need more info....

    Sorry not a guru. But really need more info. Still getting 24 volt call, or losing it?
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    I agree with Bald Loonie and Seatonheating. It...

    I agree with Bald Loonie and Seatonheating. It takes the guess work or human error out of it (for the most part anyway).

    I have seen line sets run through walls that have been badly kinked and...
  10. That's probably the worst i've seen. but i do...

    That's probably the worst i've seen. but i do recall one where the s/a box looked like a tree trunk with a bunch of branches coming off. i'll have to get some pics
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    Or it will prevent it from being serviced

    Or it will prevent it from being serviced
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    that's a purty install. . .

    that's a purty install. . .
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    :LOL: Just had a customer recently describe...

    :LOL:

    Just had a customer recently describe their neighbor's unit that way.

    Happened around flooding time in Tennessee this summer though. That's not so funny
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    We don't carry those weirdo fit all caps. The...

    We don't carry those weirdo fit all caps.

    The way I see it is, if you know how to wire them in parallel, and the fact that they don't take up much van space, and they aren't expensive; why bother...
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    Having a meter that can check for micro farads is...

    Having a meter that can check for micro farads is incredibly handy. That kinda helps make it idiot proof. Hook em up and see if it shows you 10.

    Had to do that this summer. Didn't have a 55/5 cap...
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
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    Sticky: No prob man. Just teasing. You'll find a lot of...

    No prob man. Just teasing. You'll find a lot of that on these forums.

    May I also recommend NATE certification when you feel ready. Sticks with you. Adds value to YOU as a person:payattention:
    And...
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    Nowadays I don't know, but heretofore they DID...

    Nowadays I don't know, but heretofore they DID have loyalty to their high volume dealers. I used to work for that dealer. They had their salesmen perform blower door testing and they also ran the...
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    Wow. I didn't go through and read it all but it's...

    Wow. I didn't go through and read it all but it's kinda funny how far the thread has come since the original post

    And it's ended up in behavior like this :spitball:
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    :pop: funny stuff here. I do agree with Baub....

    :pop:

    funny stuff here. I do agree with Baub. And another area is invoices. Many people really don't care but for the ones that do you really portray yourself as ignorant to such if you can't...
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    Sticky: Suggestions? "Early to bed. Early to rise....

    Suggestions? "Early to bed. Early to rise. JK.:grin2: keep studying. keep asking. keep learning. If you search these forums you'll probably find almost anything you need to know.

    It is a bit off...
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    Don't be drinkin hatorade fellas. I wasn't...

    Don't be drinkin hatorade fellas. I wasn't familiar with the HD Supply deal they had until recently.
    My previous statement was also just based on what I had seen in my local. Not on what the Trane...
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    I like this suggestion. Seems very practical. ...

    I like this suggestion. Seems very practical.

    I like the electric furnace idea too. It'll suck for them when they get the electric bill but hey, beats freezing for a week. (if it is a full week...
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    eh ok

    eh ok
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    Also, seems like on a 50 degree day you should it...

    Also, seems like on a 50 degree day you should it should be able to do better than 81 supply air
  26. Model number on the 8 KW heater is...

    Model number on the 8 KW heater is BAYHTR1408.....etc. Depends if contractor installs one with the breaker built on or uses some other shutoff.

    Heater amps on that circuit is 32 at 240 volts....
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    sounds reasonable to me:anyone:

    sounds reasonable to me:anyone:
  28. I agree with Leander. even if you have a bigger...

    I agree with Leander. even if you have a bigger furnace, you have to keep in mind that if your heat is getting dumped right back out the windows, what's the point? Considering that 'it is a lot of...
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    Interesting. I've never heard of 3 phase on...

    Interesting. I've never heard of 3 phase on residential. I have seen commercial units on residential homes though.

    Guess it never hurts to shop around. However, from my experience, Trane doesn't...
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    Sticky: Some dude recently was trying to sell my wife...

    Some dude recently was trying to sell my wife something over the phone. Of course it sounded good. The unfortunate thing is that there are so many scam artists out there it makes me wanna vomit.
    ...
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    If you know what kind of windows you are...

    If you know what kind of windows you are upgrading to, could you not give that info to the contractor and let him run the load based on what you are going to do?

    He has the Man J book and he'll be...
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    There's alot of sad people out there claiming to...

    There's alot of sad people out there claiming to be "professionals".

    Many times in more rural areas are where homeowners/consumers deal with the reprecussions most. Anybody can go get a business...
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    Noise issues. Hate em. I would suggest...

    Noise issues. Hate em.

    I would suggest calling the manufacturer's tech support if you've checked and confirmed all you can think to. That is, if you haven't already
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    I would probably just put in 2 systems of the...

    I would probably just put in 2 systems of the same size. That way if it's not heating or cooling well, just turn on another 1. Or, if the heat or AC tears up, they'll still have one unit getting them...
  35. From a service man's perspective I've always...

    From a service man's perspective I've always preferred the Trane product. And they really have built an outstanding reputation over the years. We actually just put in our first Clean Effects just the...
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    True. True. I will say that from experience I...

    True. True.

    I will say that from experience I haven't been impressed with the Goodman product due to factors such as premature breakdowns that WERE NOT related to installation issues.

    One...
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    I've also run into problems with poor water...

    I've also run into problems with poor water quality and the water heaters not being maintained. . . Sediment can build up fiercely in the supply water line to the hot water coil. I've removed...
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    Contractor A is the way to go. Ctr B is clearly...

    Contractor A is the way to go. Ctr B is clearly not as thorough as Ctr A. That also makes you wonder about the things that 'you don't see'. Warranties are nice. But it's even more nice when you don't...
  39. The question i ask myself is why? Why not go with...

    The question i ask myself is why? Why not go with a motor with the same specks? Not uncommon
  40. he's right:) the words "energy efficiency"...

    he's right:)

    the words "energy efficiency" don't seem like a big deal until they're translated into a language more easy to understand. . . . . . $$$ savings
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    Wish I had seen this post awhile ago so I could...

    Wish I had seen this post awhile ago so I could have offered some feedback. We work regularly at an apartment complex that has something like 15 of those. OEM parts are ludicrous expensive and...
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    in a nutshell

    the bottom line is:
    #1 you obviously live in a humid area so running the fan all the time would rehumidify your dad's house.
    #2 digital thermostat will do much good and in the long run save money...
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    like the install. just not a big fan of Tappan in...

    like the install. just not a big fan of Tappan in general. horay. my first post. you'd have thought it would've been better.
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