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    I have a commercial customer that had the same...

    I have a commercial customer that had the same issue in her house. I found the duct in the fur down plenum (duct) had no turning vanes to direct air toward the register (1st from the air handler)....
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    There is nothing "wrong" with the Goodman 13 SEER...

    There is nothing "wrong" with the Goodman 13 SEER units from 2003. They used Copeland scroll compressors as do most manufacturers. I had to replace a Copeland 2 stage compressor on a 19 SEER Lennox...
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    Please do not do this. Your questions are so...

    Please do not do this. Your questions are so basic that you cannot get it right. We do not know if you are EPA certified, have a vacuum pump, gages etc. Taking a torch to an even partially...
  4. Thread: I GOT ONE!!!

    by mam123
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    I wear only Red Wings. All have either a steel or...

    I wear only Red Wings. All have either a steel or fiberglass gusset in the sole to support your arch on ladders, and they last longer than any other boots that I have used.
    My "carry" toolbag is a...
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    That is the system that I recommended today to a...

    That is the system that I recommended today to a very good friend for a house that he has a contract on. He is very demanding, and I think that he will be happy with it. That is also the equipment...
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    Yes you should

    Yes you should
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    Matt, there are control and safety switches in...

    Matt, there are control and safety switches in furnaces. These switches have evolved with the evolution of furnaces. If we were to give advise to you that led to your getting around these safeties,...
  8. Thread: Quiet Please

    by mam123
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    I installed a Lennox HSX-15 for a customer with a...

    I installed a Lennox HSX-15 for a customer with a matching evap coil and TXV this Summer. When I finished She came out and said that there must be a problem, because she could not hear the compressor...
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    Waffle pads made of a rubber like material about...

    Waffle pads made of a rubber like material about 1/2" thich are designed for vibration dampening. I carry them in my service truck, and I get them from a wholesaler to HVAC companies. Your HVAC...
  10. Thread: Travel Time

    by mam123
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    Anonymous, your next service call may very well...

    Anonymous, your next service call may very well be handed to you by the dispatcher as you drive your car to the shop with that attitude. Then as your time starts as you drive off on that call after...
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    I just submitted a bid for 13 ton L series and...

    I just submitted a bid for 13 ton L series and 12.5 ton T electric / gas RTUs with all the options available. The L series came in at double the T series. That said, it is comparing a Chevrolet to a...
  12. Thread: roof top unit

    by mam123
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    Is the gas valve switch set to ON, if it is a...

    Is the gas valve switch set to ON, if it is a start up - have you purged the air from the gas line? Did you hear the gas valve internal solenoid "click" on during the sparking?
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    Damn, I was just going to post something to the...

    Damn, I was just going to post something to the effect of a trane wreck, and a NEW member beat me to it.
    Seriously, last week I found 2 leaking evap coils in 1 day on Tranes, and prices on all parts...
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    I just got a quote from my Lennox distributor for...

    I just got a quote from my Lennox distributor for replacing MY 70% efficient, 14 year old gas furnace and the 10 SEER condensing unit that the former owner of my house had installed, matched to the...
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    I am going to install a dual fuel system in my...

    I am going to install a dual fuel system in my home this Fall as soon as the temperature drop below 90F for a few weeks and I get a break in service calls. I have a 14 year old 70% furnace and 10...
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    I have changed capacitors from "close" to the...

    I have changed capacitors from "close" to the correct uF (microfarad) rating on several Lennox units. They tend to be high ratings (60-80 uF) for the compressor half of the capacitor. If I were not a...
  17. I would keep the returns that you have and add a...

    I would keep the returns that you have and add a ceiling return if necessary to give extra CFM of return air. Add a media filter or easily accessed filter base to ensure that all of the return air...
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    !.5 inch fiberglass wrap will not give R-6...

    !.5 inch fiberglass wrap will not give R-6 insulation which is the minimum for 12 SEER systems required bt the International Mechanical Code and the International Energy Code. Also I would have them...
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    I have retrofitted 4 HSXB 15 systems this Summer,...

    I have retrofitted 4 HSXB 15 systems this Summer, and my customers have been very happy with them. One lady came out as I was putting on the panel and said that some thing must be wrong with it. I...
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    I work closely with a contractor who has rigid...

    I work closely with a contractor who has rigid 18v tools and he comments to his "crew" that Mike (Me) has the good stuf, referring to my DeWalt 18v 6 piece set.
  21. Thread: Brazing

    by mam123
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    Clean copper with open weave sand cloth, use even...

    Clean copper with open weave sand cloth, use even heat around the larger joints, and practice with 15% - then use 15% until your technique is second nature. At that point you can start experimenting...
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    It takes a lot to make a 13 year Snipe cloud up -...

    It takes a lot to make a 13 year Snipe cloud up - WELL DONE.
    I too checked your profile to see if you are in my area so I could offer any help.

    Mike Morphis MM1(SW) USN 1980-1993
  23. Thread: any clues?

    by mam123
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    Could be: -fouled contactor; contactor points or...

    Could be:
    -fouled contactor; contactor points or weak coil
    -loose connection, call for cooling from t'stat
    -bad contact point in t'stat
    -low pressure switch cycling condensing unit off & on...
  24. Thread: lennox

    by mam123
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    According to Lennox service rep: recip...

    According to Lennox service rep: recip compressors with TXVs require start kits. I had the same issue with 3 systems in a new installation on the first hot day this Summer.
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    You might consider a 2 stage cooling system...

    You might consider a 2 stage cooling system (Lennox makes the HSX-16 series) in the 3.5 ton size. It will utelize about 65% of its cooling capacity (and corresponding electric demand) when the 2...
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