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    I was being sarcastic. :D Sent from my...

    I was being sarcastic. :D

    Sent from my Honeywell Vision PRO 8000
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    Boiler explodes in playroom

    The footage is pretty incredible. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/boiler-exploding-playroom-familys-home-washington-caught-nanny/story?id=29721461
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    It can happen if you run out of nitrogen and run...

    It can happen if you run out of nitrogen and run oxygen through the lines to push air out. Seems to make things worse. :whistle:
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    I still wouldn't try it especially when you're...

    I still wouldn't try it especially when you're dealing with very sensitive equipment. Flaring is much easier anyway.
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    Look for companies that you would trust to work...

    Look for companies that you would trust to work on your own or your grandmother's equipment. Inquire about a helper position, either in service or installation, to get your foot in the door. You may...
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    I don't understand this argument. I pay Comcast...

    I don't understand this argument. I pay Comcast for $XX.XX amount of bandwidth per second and I can watch Youtube, Hulu, and Netflix in HD all day long. These companies and sites all compete with...
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    Verify your high voltage at the junction box and...

    Verify your high voltage at the junction box and low voltage at the transformer. Does the back of the board have any scorch marks, cracks or corrosion? Is the board exposed to a lot of heat?
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    I'll never understand how people find the time,...

    I'll never understand how people find the time, let alone the money, to accumulate so much crap.
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    In your case, if the homeowner already knows what...

    In your case, if the homeowner already knows what needs to be done, no need to charge a trip fee or diagnostic fee. Just quote them one price for the materials and time, including what it took to...
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    No need to replace the limit if it's doing it's...

    No need to replace the limit if it's doing it's job. Verify the temperature at the limit, see what your temperature rise is and measure static pressure.
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    I had that happen with my quick disconnect...

    I had that happen with my quick disconnect coupling coming loose. I thought it just wasn't sealing so I kept fiddling with it to save the gas, but it was too late. Messed up a couple of my fingers...
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    Tell him it's better to use a canister of lighter...

    Tell him it's better to use a canister of lighter fluid instead.
  13. Thread: TXV

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    Ah, okay.

    Ah, okay.
  14. Thread: TXV

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    I'm trying to understand how the indoor TXV would...

    I'm trying to understand how the indoor TXV would affect defrost operation. If the TXV was shut, wouldn't the head pressure rise on the outdoor coil and still create enough heat to melt any ice?
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    That's the thing. I didn't see a physical lock at...

    That's the thing. I didn't see a physical lock at the tank, so I didn't know what the heck they meant by it being locked. Here's an example of what I was looking at:
    ...
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    Locked LP tank?

    I see LP maybe a couple times a year, so I'm not familiar with LP tanks and regulators.

    I went to a no heat call, customer said he just needed us to light his pilot (furnace has an HSI, go...
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    My company is a York dealer. York has great...

    My company is a York dealer. York has great customer service and their equipment is easy to work on, but again, no manufacturer is immune to issues with quality.
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    A hacksaw works great on trimming the studs.

    A hacksaw works great on trimming the studs.
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    However much you think is fair. Pricing isn't...

    However much you think is fair.

    Pricing isn't allowed in the public forums. A lot of variables have a role which we're not able to discuss. Find a contractor who's willing to do the work for a...
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    A good technician should be able to point out...

    A good technician should be able to point out faults in the installation, even if they're not obvious to the naked eye. An over-sized furnace or restrictive duct work can overheat the heat exchanger...
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    The coil may need to be cleaned, but if you were...

    The coil may need to be cleaned, but if you were interested in putting a new UV light in, there are some on the market that eliminate odors, such as the Guardian Air. I think I saw one being sold at...
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    Is that really a thing? I've never heard of it,...

    Is that really a thing? I've never heard of it, at least not around here. I guess homes are closed ecosystems where no one brings home bottled water or chicken noodle soup?

    If that is the case,...
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    How does the condensate drain look? Is water...

    How does the condensate drain look? Is water building up in the inducer assembly?
  24. Wow, that last one takes the cake. I would clap...

    Wow, that last one takes the cake. I would clap if it was 'let's get you through the weekend' work, but most likely it's 'let's save you a few bucks' work.
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    Very true. The install is pretty much everything...

    Very true. The install is pretty much everything on either system. But as a service tech, if I had the choice of responding to a no heat on a gas furnace or heat pump, I would choose a gas furnace. ...
  26. Sounds normal, but a weak capacitor or worn...

    Sounds normal, but a weak capacitor or worn bearings can cause higher than normal current.
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    I don't loop the wires through the grille like...

    I don't loop the wires through the grille like that, but there are very few options on where to put them. You ordinarily don't assume a kid will be poking his finger where the big, whirly metal fan...
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    I think it should be a little harder to get up to...

    I think it should be a little harder to get up to the max reputation. Are those scores accumulative?
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    Amazing what goes through some people's minds.

    Amazing what goes through some people's minds.
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    Heat pumps are a PITA, which should be factored...

    Heat pumps are a PITA, which should be factored in. Even if they are slightly more efficient than a gas furnace, a gas furnace is a heck of a lot easier to diagnose and repair. And as pointed out,...
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    Where do you think Spanky will rank?

    Where do you think Spanky will rank?
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    I like this!

    I like this!
  33. A furnace that's properly installed and routinely...

    A furnace that's properly installed and routinely maintained can expect to last 15-20 years with some repairs. If you're looking to replace it, there isn't a manufacturer that comes to mind that...
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    The simplest thing that comes to mind is a dirty...

    The simplest thing that comes to mind is a dirty flame sensor. Especially if the customer describes the furnace as working intermittently.
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    Not that I'm aware of. It depends on care and use...

    Not that I'm aware of. It depends on care and use I suppose. As long as they seal correctly and don't leak, no need to replace them. I wouldn't be afraid of them bursting under normal conditions even...
  36. Thread: New here!!

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    Definitely get into service then, that's where...

    Definitely get into service then, that's where you'll use your mind the most.
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    Is the HSI lighting up? Go through the sequence...

    Is the HSI lighting up? Go through the sequence of operations and iron out where your issue lies.
  38. I'd hate to be critical, but it sounds like your...

    I'd hate to be critical, but it sounds like your system was installed improperly. Maybe the installer offered to modify the duct work, maybe not, but a properly sized heat pump with electric backup...
  39. I grew up in the hotel industry doing various...

    I grew up in the hotel industry doing various jobs and while none of which were in engineering, I found it doesn't matter what class the hotel is - from an Econolodge to Hyatt - all the staff get...
  40. That's what I was going to say. It depends on...

    That's what I was going to say. It depends on what operation the furnace is in when the code is thrown. For instance, if the furnace received a call for W and immediately went to an alternating flash...
  41. Thread: New here!!

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    Welcome! This site is great resource for...

    Welcome! This site is great resource for professionals. Get your post count up and apply for pro status.
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    Wuts a filter furnace?

    Wuts a filter furnace?
  43. Why wouldn't you just run the heat pump? Cable...

    Why wouldn't you just run the heat pump? Cable heat is far less efficient to heat the home.
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    I went ahead and submitted a form with the UA for...

    I went ahead and submitted a form with the UA for someone to contact me. I'd really like to get on board somewhere I can invest in new skills and I just don't feel I'm going to get that where I am...
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    No, that's called 45% soldering as in they put...

    No, that's called 45% soldering as in they put 45% of effort into their job. :grin2:
  46. I couldn't find any videos of this particular...

    I couldn't find any videos of this particular situation, but these were interesting:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngazoUgGpDY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hOVnb6AzUY
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    Not only that, but take a simple amp draw to show...

    Not only that, but take a simple amp draw to show if all your elements are pulling normal current.
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    Don't buy an infared thermometer to take register...

    Don't buy an infared thermometer to take register temperature readings because they're not accurate for that type of application. Just get a couple pocket thermometers or if you have a multimeter...
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    757 is Hampton Roads down here in Virginia. It...

    757 is Hampton Roads down here in Virginia. It could be a cell phone number, but that is strange text. Call back from a payphone. :grin2:
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    I'm guessing - contacts between L1 and L2 are...

    I'm guessing - contacts between L1 and L2 are closed when there's a call for Y, which supplies power to the AHU. Where's the call going to come from if the AHU de-energized?
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