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    Could be a leaking foot valve at the bottom of...

    Could be a leaking foot valve at the bottom of the well pipe. This is a check valve, and if passing back would draw a vacuum on the system, drawing in air during the off cycle. But this would happen...
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    I'm not really an extrovert but have dealt with...

    I'm not really an extrovert but have dealt with customers since 1975, took a Dale Carnegie course, and rarely ran into real jerks. Usually any hostility on the customers part was for a legitimate...
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    Looking to move into the office

    With 30+ yrs. in the trade, I'm tired of lugging compressors up ladders, and was thinking of switching to load calc, estimating and sales. I think this would entail visiting customer's homes,...
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    I haven't read anything here yet about the type...

    I haven't read anything here yet about the type of comp. failures. Short to ground, short between windings, open circuit, not pumping? It's funny QC didn't check for this stuff before the unit leaves...
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    http://www.djsonline.com/ductlesslinehide.htm...

    http://www.djsonline.com/ductlesslinehide.htm
    These look pretty good and the HO can paint them to match their house siding.
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    Is that a tornado prone area?

    Is that a tornado prone area?
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    My bad. Yes, the solenoid valves were mounted on...

    My bad. Yes, the solenoid valves were mounted on the LL before the TEV. What was I thinking?
  8. Thread: GREEN SLIME

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    Powell, thanks for the link.

    Powell, thanks for the link.
  9. Thread: High pressure

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    Some TXVs have an outlet on the side of their...

    Some TXVs have an outlet on the side of their body for an equalizer tube, which one solders into the outlet pipe of the evap. coil. This is to compensate for pressure drop in the evap coil, i.e....
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    Suction accumulator prevents liquid from entering...

    Suction accumulator prevents liquid from entering the compressor, unless of course there's an overcharge.
    Refrigeration systems I've seen mostly have the solenoid on the outlet of the evaporator,...
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    Sounds like non-condensibles in the condensor....

    Sounds like non-condensibles in the condensor. You might have to triple evacuate, breaking the vacuum twice with dry nitrogen. The Goodman coil is 3.5 ton also, right? What's the TXV rated for?...
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    Does the warantee include the labor and travel...

    Does the warantee include the labor and travel time? Never had a bad Goodman out of the box...
  13. Thread: duct board

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    Uncleanable, and releases fibers when aged.

    Uncleanable, and releases fibers when aged.
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    Many times the transformer in the furnace...

    Many times the transformer in the furnace supplies the 24v to the A/C also, with a fan control ctr. T-off the switch for the furnace to turn off the xformer. Pull a panel where the supply power goes...
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    Any air that made its way through that was super...

    Any air that made its way through that was super filtered and cleaner than ambient!
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    Is that an access door open on the unit on the...

    Is that an access door open on the unit on the right? In that case, there is a fine example of gravity cooling, the cold air dropping right down the return if that's the filter/blower section.
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    A flat rate program would help considerably with...

    A flat rate program would help considerably with customer relations. After a basic diagnosis at a set price, I would be able to sit down with the customer and give them a set price for the work that...
  18. I have heard of a special paint that acts as a...

    I have heard of a special paint that acts as a vapor barrier in this situation, but I'm not sure of the composition. It could be sort of a rubber/latex type. But regular primer won't do it, not even...
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    Notice the RV in the 3rd pic? Right around eye...

    Notice the RV in the 3rd pic? Right around eye level, too!
  20. I usually use HVAC Service/Installation Mechanic...

    I usually use HVAC Service/Installation Mechanic on my resumes, unless it's an onsite tower building or a high tech company position (computer rooms, lieberts, BAC bldg).
    It's much easier to amend...
  21. Are there channels (or chases?) in the eaves to...

    Are there channels (or chases?) in the eaves to keep the insulation from blocking the soffits?
    Seen them in both plastic and aluminum.
  22. Thread: VA benefits

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    You might want to apply with the aid of the Vets...

    You might want to apply with the aid of the Vets advisor or ombudsman. Any benefits could be retro-active since application if it takes years. Some of my fellow Vets have received 10's of 1000's of...
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    Could lead to moisture/electrical problems when...

    Could lead to moisture/electrical problems when it rains, too. Not to mention sucking falling debris from the trees and packing it into the inside of the coil. Especially this time of year.
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    What may appear to be delayed ignition, could be...

    What may appear to be delayed ignition, could be a previous tech's version of a self cleaning modification. I'll bet there's not much rust left in there, now!:)
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    Reminds me of a guy I saw on the side of the road...

    Reminds me of a guy I saw on the side of the road holding a sign "Will turn breaker on and off for food".
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