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    Jesus...you're out there in the middle of nowhere...

    Jesus...you're out there in the middle of nowhere working on anything that depends on the refrigeration cycle...and whole lotta other stuff as well - aren't ya'?

    I'd think I'd need a bad @ss...
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    Find a competent technician; this should not be...

    Find a competent technician; this should not be difficult to resolve.
  3. The movie "The Net," with Sandra Bullock, is...

    The movie "The Net," with Sandra Bullock, is turning out to be profoundly prophetic as of late.
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    I'm going to assume you are still talking about...

    I'm going to assume you are still talking about lifting HVAC equipment...
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    Mouth shut, ears and eyes open.

    Mouth shut, ears and eyes open.
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    EDIT. Didn't look to see which section I was in.

    EDIT. Didn't look to see which section I was in.
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    Worst I ever got was in an attic. I either...

    Worst I ever got was in an attic. I either didn't notice the 14 gauge wire hanging nearby or dismissed it as abandoned low voltage. One hand on metal duct to steady myself while over and around a...
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    Ain't that the truth.

    Ain't that the truth.
  9. They moved up to 80%...

    They moved up to 80%...
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    Hate it when that happens ;)

    Hate it when that happens ;)
  11. Night and day. Took a damn flood to get rid of...

    Night and day. Took a damn flood to get rid of that old stuff?
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    ^^^This, I believe...just might carry the day in...

    ^^^This, I believe...just might carry the day in the end. Trump's against the establishment, the professional politician...the ho hum.

    Hope so, anyway. Still very early. Like the refreshingly...
  13. Possibly a very easy call for a technician if...

    Possibly a very easy call for a technician if further damage hasn't been done already. Turn it off till he gets there to lessen the odds of major trouble.
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    Horrible. I admit I'm pretty careless in that...

    Horrible. I admit I'm pretty careless in that regard. Just Friday I had an AH with no call for cooling...silent. Which lulled me into forgetting to kill power; and I went right for the cap to...
  15. I don't like the way they're all scrunched...

    I don't like the way they're all scrunched together...and what's with all the dashes. Hackery.
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    Yep...the other day it was only about a 24' roof...

    Yep...the other day it was only about a 24' roof and the rope is like 100' or better. By the end of the multi system PM we had a bunch of junk up there. I tied stuff on the end, short of center,...
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    Yep...I made up my mind that a stubby and a short...

    Yep...I made up my mind that a stubby and a short hose is the way to go for quick refrigerant checks and I'll be adding it to my bag. I'm fairly confident in simple TD's and TEET; having done a lot...
  18. Walked into conditioned space of my last...

    Walked into conditioned space of my last remaining problem child yesterday afternoon; having dumped in 4 oz of MJ-X additive the morning before. Pleased to hear customer report much better and space...
  19. RUN FORREST...RUUUUUUUN! You survived an...

    RUN FORREST...RUUUUUUUN!

    You survived an encounter with arguably the biggest rip off artists in town. Have nothing more to do with them. Seven clams is an outrage. My shop would have done much...
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    :whistle:

    :whistle:
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    For want of anyone better - and I've been paying...

    For want of anyone better - and I've been paying attention for quite some time now (AARP card came the other week); I'm rooting for Trump.

    I have no idea if he's serious or not. But just for...
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    Very true. We worried our a$$es off that no one...

    Very true. We worried our a$$es off that no one would hire us with no experience; and then all of a sudden you are in a truck heading for a boat load of experience! Take advantage of it.



    A...
  23. Update: I've been dealing with two of them. One...

    Update: I've been dealing with two of them. One was really bad, suction hanging around 25 psi, super heat 40+. Dumped in the MJ-X yesterday morning and only got it up to about 55 or so with sky...
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    I just installed them on the back and side doors...

    I just installed them on the back and side doors of a Ford. Back was rather easy but the side doors were a b!tch. No where to place them and be able to reach the carriage bolts to secure them. Had...
  25. The bulletin said up to 48 hours for normal...

    The bulletin said up to 48 hours for normal operation, yes; however they said if you don't get the low side up to 95 psi (past freezing) then proceed to valve. When I first got their it was tripping...
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    ^^^X2 All of us felt this way in the very...

    ^^^X2

    All of us felt this way in the very beginning. Also agree with TT: Don't be afraid to say "I don't know...but we'll find out."

    I'm feeling a little bit the same way from just changing...
  27. Yes indeed...metering devices are prime suspects...

    Yes indeed...metering devices are prime suspects for restrictions; either partially obstructed fixed meters and sticking expansion valves. And improperly sized meter devices.

    The tell tale...
  28. Tried the MX-J oil with the injector tool this...

    Tried the MX-J oil with the injector tool this morning to no avail. Only got about 25 more PSI on the low side out of it after going through the specified steps on the bulletin and then repeating...
  29. A starved evaporator is simply not being fed...

    A starved evaporator is simply not being fed enough refrigerant for whatever reason. It will primarily reveal itself as low suction pressure with high super heat. Low pressure as there's just not...
  30. I know of two Carrier refails. I just discovered...

    I know of two Carrier refails. I just discovered a Trane I had issues with was installed in November and is included in the service bulletin. My first call tomorrow is a 2014 install that had...
  31. We kicked it around pretty good when it became...

    We kicked it around pretty good when it became clear there was an issue...just search TXV's. I was at a Carrier shop when it started, now at a Trane/American Standard. I have no personal knowledge...
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    At 24 years most will say replace...and I agree. ...

    At 24 years most will say replace...and I agree. The odds are against some of the more expensive components like the fan motor. If the compressor goes you're done. It's also an R22 system and that...
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    I never knew or cared one way or another for...

    I never knew or cared one way or another for Nate. However so many months ago I began to feel I didn't have some of the overall basics at my finger tips as I've spent nearly all my time in service. ...
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    Are you just getting the cap changed when it goes...

    Are you just getting the cap changed when it goes out? Did you ever have the system fully serviced? The first time I might say cheap cap after so many years in service. Once a year I'd start...
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    I'd like to imagine it, quite frankly; bring...

    I'd like to imagine it, quite frankly; bring it...I'm ready.

    The real powers that run this country is supposed to be us...I don't think that's gonna happen with the status quo. I'm ready for a...
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    Why not Trump? The rest are a bunch of...

    Why not Trump? The rest are a bunch of professional political clowns anyway...both sides. Might as well have one who doesn't pull punches and waver with the winds. Conservatives gotta admit down...
  37. Thread: King valve

    by hurtinhvac
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    Taking a hard line on correct terminology when it...

    Taking a hard line on correct terminology when it comes to items like pipe fittings, where the guidelines are clearly delineated; is one thing. Nobody is going to confuse 3/4 MPT to 3/4 female sweat...
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    I'm envisioning a couple years from now when...

    I'm envisioning a couple years from now when everything is green, 80 degree day, blue skies; and I'm thinking yeah - it would be a pleasure to service these units.

    But it will probably be raining...
  39. Thread: King valve

    by hurtinhvac
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    I was taught the valve that, when fully back...

    I was taught the valve that, when fully back seated, allowed flow to the circuit and none to the gauge port; slightly cracked allowing flow to the circuit and gauge port; and finally front seated for...
  40. :cheers:

    :cheers:
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    Nah...you can go up to 253 on a 230 volt motor...

    Nah...you can go up to 253 on a 230 volt motor (10%). Was the breaker tripped upon arrival? If so the compressor might have been fatally injured before you got there. It's a good lesson in...
  42. {sigh} Lotta that goin' around out there..that's...

    {sigh} Lotta that goin' around out there..that's why this section of the forum exists. Glad you stopped by.
  43. Far more plausible than the first. However it's...

    Far more plausible than the first. However it's rather easy to determine which component is at fault - but if he's not going to charge you for it...And in many cases, depending on the type of ECM it...
  44. Neither would I reach that conclusion with those...

    Neither would I reach that conclusion with those numbers. Did you happen to notice if he popped the coil open to confirm?
  45. Thread: Txt

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    These are R22 numbers...on a 410a coil? I guess...

    These are R22 numbers...on a 410a coil? I guess that's why the TXV was switched? So maybe a newer seer coil on an older lower seer condenser?
  46. Thread: Txt

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    And in the correct position? Horizontal, at 10...

    And in the correct position? Horizontal, at 10 or 2 o'clock on an up to 7/8 line and before the equalizer. Cap tube on top if forced to mount vertically?


    It would not appear to be the...
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    That stuff better be gone before I service it, or...

    That stuff better be gone before I service it, or it's a trip charge for nothin'.
  48. Lose these clowns. Ask you friends, family or...

    Lose these clowns. Ask you friends, family or neighbors who's been taking good care of them - second opinion is definitely the way to go here...
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    http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/2015/07/05/man-dies...

    http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/2015/07/05/man-dies-fireworks-mortar-head-setting-off/29738161/

    Don't tell me it was the mortor's fault...or even the booze.
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    Good question - the inverter systems don't like...

    Good question - the inverter systems don't like this at all according to a recent class. Also polarity is critical at some points.
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