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    You could patch the holes and retape the openings...

    You could patch the holes and retape the openings if you wish to. BBB does not mean anything.
  2. Have the air handler serviced to kill the mold....

    Have the air handler serviced to kill the mold. And add a UV light that comes on when the fan is running. Tilt the air handler just a little so very little water stands in the bottom of the air...
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    Have some one change the cond. line. Turn that...

    Have some one change the cond. line. Turn that first fitting down instead of horizontal. You could use a tee turned down and unglued cap with a piece of pipe coming out the top. The trap seal should...
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    You might need to call another company to get the...

    You might need to call another company to get the right answers to your problems. You could have over size units. Speed of fan not correct. Duct sizeing not correct and other problems that you would...
  5. Sounds like you got the problem solved. There are...

    Sounds like you got the problem solved. There are some good tecks. out there that will take care of your problems. Good
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    We put a tee in the drain line after it leaves...

    We put a tee in the drain line after it leaves the trap as a vent. Extend the top above the drain pans. Is the drain line leaving the air handler in the right 3/4 opening? Cannot tell for sure in the...
  7. Even spraying with Pam helps. I do not use the...

    Even spraying with Pam helps. I do not use the real cheap ones. If you can read a news paper through them what is it going to catch? A Brick?
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    A lot of your thinking is not correct. Sounds...

    A lot of your thinking is not correct. Sounds like your system is working fine. Set the ther. and leave it a lone. Open the windows if you like but leave the stat. a lone
  9. The teck you called should be able to help. The...

    The teck you called should be able to help. The black roof can cause the attic to get hotter. Did the roofer install the alum. material on to reflect the heat before he put the new roof on?
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    I would call the company that replaced the coil...

    I would call the company that replaced the coil and ask him to check you system again. If he can't fix it he might have the wrong coil. Maybe the metering device is wrong.
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    Please get some one to help you. You can keep...

    Please get some one to help you. You can keep messing and make things worst. Maybe ask your neighbors if they have a good teck. There is someone out there that can help. He might need to be about 60...
  12. No-Supco is a product that helps the system work...

    No-Supco is a product that helps the system work more smoothly with less friction. It evens help the system work more quitely. Even if the schrader valve is bad a brass cap will keep it from leaking...
  13. Be sure what he is doing will not cause a...

    Be sure what he is doing will not cause a dangerous problem. Have you felt the lines going to the heating coil and they are hot? Have you checked the pump that pumps the hot water through the heating...
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    i have found the plastic pans cracked all the...

    i have found the plastic pans cracked all the down the middle. The metal one rust out.
    That pan patch takes care of both.
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    I am talking about where the supply boot comes...

    I am talking about where the supply boot comes through the ceiling. That hole between the metal boot and the sheetrock needs to be sealed. This very seldom is ever done even in million dollars homes....
  16. Does this water heater heat the water for the...

    Does this water heater heat the water for the plumbing as well as for the heating. A valve installed could stop this. If it only heats water for the heating just turn the power off if it is elec.. I...
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    You might call the power company. Could have a...

    You might call the power company. Could have a bad elec. meter. The air handler runs a fan motor in the summer and winter. If you have gas heat we know it is not the elec. strips. The power nompany...
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    There is material that you can repair almost any...

    There is material that you can repair almost any drain pan. Some you can put in a whole new bottom in the drain pan. Call a pro.
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    You might need to get some help. You could have...

    You might need to get some help. You could have the AC and heat running at the same time. Remember this is not a DIY site
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    You might need to have some more insulation in...

    You might need to have some more insulation in the attic. Seal off around all holes in ceiling. Supply and return openings and around recess lights. Put tint material on all glass in windows and...
  21. It's not that hard if you know what you are doing

    It's not that hard if you know what you are doing
  22. Triple Evac. is the way we do it. It is to get...

    Triple Evac. is the way we do it. It is to get the bad stuff out of the system. Air and moisture
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    Man--You do need some help. Go back to where you...

    Man--You do need some help. Go back to where you bought it This is not a DIY site
  24. I do add a small bottle of Supco to units that...

    I do add a small bottle of Supco to units that have setting for a while
  25. Sounds like the TXV is not working. Why did...

    Sounds like the TXV is not working. Why did someone say the coil is bad? The company you have now should be able to repair your unit for a good price. There are drop in refrig. now that work just...
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    You should not have any trouble running the line...

    You should not have any trouble running the line sets. Should have information in the box to what you should not do, Like distance and differents in height between units.
  27. Keep trying to get some help. Anyone should be...

    Keep trying to get some help. Anyone should be able to wire up a Heat Pump so it just works in cooling. Very simple. This is what happens when you do not get proper help.
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    Replace the oil supply line and run it to the oil...

    Replace the oil supply line and run it to the oil tank by itself. If it is going in the top of the tank run it 3 to 4 inches from the bottom of the tank. It should not be connected to any other line....
  29. Need to find some one else. We all get into...

    Need to find some one else. We all get into trouble some times. I started back in January 1956 and am still learning. You see things that you have not seen before. I just sat down and put my thinking...
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    You should have to buy a 30 pound cylinder of 22....

    You should have to buy a 30 pound cylinder of 22. It's gold. I am using another gas that takes the place of 22 and is less that 1/2 the price of 22. It works just about as good as 22. Pressures are...
  31. What type of material is the duct work? Metal or...

    What type of material is the duct work? Metal or clay pipe. We did not have PVC back then. Duct under ground has a large heat loss.
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    Did you make up the load caul or did some one...

    Did you make up the load caul or did some one give you those figures?
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    Have you had someone out to see if they could not...

    Have you had someone out to see if they could not improve the working of your unit? You might be able to speed up your fan or balance the outlets so you would get more air at the end of your main...
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    You are doing the right thing. Get some one that...

    You are doing the right thing. Get some one that knows what they are doing and can take care of the entire job, I have had bad experances with elec. contractors wireing up my equiment. I don't let...
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    That is what that (DRY) mode is for. Running the...

    That is what that (DRY) mode is for. Running the heat pump in the winter is probably cheaper that elec. baseboard. If it does not get to hot in the summer get the 12,000 unit
  36. A ridge vent does the best job. A roof fan can...

    A ridge vent does the best job. A roof fan can help-but you need openings in the overhang and eves so it will not pull air from inside the house. Need to seal off all openings in house. Recess...
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    The 12,000 unit will be a little to small on hot...

    The 12,000 unit will be a little to small on hot days (85 and above). It should bring the temp. down to the middle 70's. Running the dryer, cooking and opening the doors could let the temp get into...
  38. You need to talk to another teck. You know the...

    You need to talk to another teck. You know the inside air has to be more than 20 degrees below the outside 90 degree plus out side air. Your house would never be cool when it was real hot outside. We...
  39. You do not want to tie the cond. line into any...

    You do not want to tie the cond. line into any sewer or vent pipe. You need an air gap and trap. That trap can freeze and burst and you not know that until you turn the AC back on. Even if it does...
  40. On most OD units now the outdoor unit fan will...

    On most OD units now the outdoor unit fan will not come on if the frig. is low
  41. Thread: New 410A system

    by lentz
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    Are you measuring the inside or the outside of...

    Are you measuring the inside or the outside of your copper lines?
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    American Standard warranties are beggaing to be a...

    American Standard warranties are beggaing to be a problem. Those indoor coils. Carrier is also a little slow.
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    The R-8 we are using now is doing a lot better...

    The R-8 we are using now is doing a lot better job.
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    Could be a duct problem. Wrong size flex-flatten...

    Could be a duct problem. Wrong size flex-flatten flex-damper closed-flex not connected air tight. You should be able to see the problem from the attic. Might need to speed up the fan.if possible,...
  45. This bathroom is probably used very little...

    This bathroom is probably used very little anyway. You need no return. We do not put a return in a bathroom. Does the supply keep the plumbing from freezing? So what is the problem. You don't normaly...
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    You have got to get someone to help you that...

    You have got to get someone to help you that knows what they are doing..In 50 years I have never had to replace an orfice
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    You would have to be on the job site to help you...

    You would have to be on the job site to help you out. There are a number of things that could be wrong. Two story homes are hard to have the same temperture on both floors sometimes. That zone system...
  48. Thread: R410A Sickness

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    Breathing any type of gases is bad for us. Even...

    Breathing any type of gases is bad for us. Even the air we breath is dirty
  49. Thread: R410A Sickness

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    Too much gas of any kind can be harmful. We all...

    Too much gas of any kind can be harmful. We all need to aware of this and be very carefull in our work.
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    Yes you need to call for some help. Could be...

    Yes you need to call for some help. Could be strips-Stat-or other troubles. Maybe even a broken wire.
    Let us know what the service man found.
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