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  1. Well. That blows. The other route is to join a...

    Well. That blows.
    The other route is to join a different union such as sheetmetal workers, or in your case the electricians union which would probably let a guy like you right in, then go work for...
  2. Timebuilder, Up until about 2 years ago, I...

    Timebuilder,

    Up until about 2 years ago, I was in a very similar circumstance. I wanted in the Union, but was getting stonewalled. It took much longer then I thought, 6 months, but I got my way....
  3. You need to go deeper into the menu and find...

    You need to go deeper into the menu and find dehumidify options. I cant find my link for the Prodigy 2.0

    But Im sure its a set up issue. You may have to bite the bullet and call tech support.
    ...
  4. Thread: Snake.

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    Nuts to that Sent from my iPhone using...

    Nuts to that


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  5. Setting up Lennox Prodigy reheat, works in test, not in real life

    You have to program the unit to look for the type of command you are using. It may have a default to humidity control - via local sensor heres the set up guide
    ...
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    Wrong size cap. Many times those multi HP motors...

    Wrong size cap. Many times those multi HP motors require different capacitors at the different HP ratings. Ive seen that before, or the new capacitor was not actual good - had that too.


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  7. Double check the condenser fans - make sure they...

    Double check the condenser fans - make sure they are all running in the same direction.

    Had a friend a couple weeks ago with very similar symtoms, and he too had limited commercial experience.
    ...
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    Water source heat pump? What temp is the water...

    Water source heat pump?

    What temp is the water loop running? Once thawed, what kind of discharge air and return air do they have?


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    I don't solder them, I braze them. Yes, maybe a...

    I don't solder them, I braze them. Yes, maybe a little oil does cook. Maybe not. To my knowledge there has never been a lab test.


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    But generally speaking if ports are needed on a...

    But generally speaking if ports are needed on a sealed system, there is a problem that generally will require removal of refrigerant to fix. So either way - just dont leave the bullet type piercing...
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    I use these all the time to add ports to live...

    I use these all the time to add ports to live systems. Never once had an issue, you can even pressure test the joint prior to piercing.


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    Are these PTAC units? Are they new or old? Has...

    Are these PTAC units? Are they new or old?
    Has anyone put gauges on them?


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    Amp out the motor. And check for lateral play in...

    Amp out the motor. And check for lateral play in the shaft. Either a motor issue, or a dirty coil - that becomes an issue when its hot out, but good enough when milder.

    Also feel how the air blows...
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    See those all the time. Strait edge works if you...

    See those all the time. Strait edge works if you check all around the shafts prior to putting the coupling adaptors in place. Dial works better. Make sure you don't have any soft foot (movement from...
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    Well, youd be the first in government to have any...

    Well, youd be the first in government to have any - commonsense that is.


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  16. Definitely sounds like its economizing as first...

    Definitely sounds like its economizing as first stage. Check the damper to see if it is opening (in the filter compartment)
    If it is, look on the door of the unit- settings are listed.
    If not...
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    Go to united refrigeration. Im sure they can find...

    Go to united refrigeration. Im sure they can find a Sporlan valve to be pretty dam close to direct replacement, or they may even be able to get the parker - same company as sporlan.


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    Radiant cooling will be tricky. You will need...

    Radiant cooling will be tricky. You will need tight control of humidity, and the chilled water will need to be above dewpoint to prevent the cooling surfaces from sweating. You will likely need a...
  19. Thread: Stumped

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    Try using your electronic leak detector while...

    Try using your electronic leak detector while there is still pressure is the system, or add dye. May also want to try a ultrasonic detector. Remove the insulation from anywhere you have a joint....
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    Daydreaming...

    Millwright. I dig precision work, so that or metrologist.


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    Maybe you are a Floridian, and I know exactly how...

    Maybe you are a Floridian, and I know exactly how you feel. My uncle had a place in a town called Polo maybe 80 miles west of chicago. It wasn't much, but it was maybe 10 or 20 acres. I would go...
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    If its on the discharge line, it likely does not....

    If its on the discharge line, it likely does not. I believe its a pressure vessel compliance issue in many areas to have unobstructed porting to a high pressure safety device.




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    I just like the area, the climate, having...

    I just like the area, the climate, having seasons, so forth. Not really a culture thing or some such nonsense, more a geographical thing.


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    I have never seen it, I might have, but in those...

    I have never seen it, I might have, but in those cases, I always thought it was moisture forming Ice in the system creating a floating intermittent restriction. Which I always resolved with removing...
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    Carrier 38TK024300~~~S.N. 2491E21839

    Why would you be afraid its going to freeze?
    If it were running 0 superheat and SST was at 32 sure - Ice all day.

    This is a common misconception of what causes a system to ice up.

    But if SST...
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    Well if you are still running 0 superheat, thats...

    Well if you are still running 0 superheat, thats a problem.

    In the future, blocking the condenser will mimic a hot day. The head pressure should be able to climb to 350 plus and only raise the...
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    Check the blower capacitor, and speed tap, clean...

    Check the blower capacitor, and speed tap, clean the coil, change the filter. Check the air side temp drop across the unit, and the air side pressure drop.

    If all the above airflow inspections...
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    no superheat and no subcooling

    I think of this were happening, the symptoms would be intermittent.

    Its possible, but in general, the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.

    Low superheat means low evaporator...
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    This whole thread makes me think back to when I...

    This whole thread makes me think back to when I used to ride around with my old man on service calls. He used to do stuff like this all the time. If I remember right, he would use R-500 in place of...
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    How long has the system been installed? Sent...

    How long has the system been installed?


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    LOL. You always have the best stories. Sent...

    LOL. You always have the best stories.


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  32. I will agree that 450 is on the high end of...

    I will agree that 450 is on the high end of normal range, all depends on efficiency of the condenser. 30 degree over ambient is in an acceptable range 95 OA + 30 = 125 = 447 psi on 410a especially if...
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    Whats wrong with analog? I refuse to buy some POS...

    Whats wrong with analog? I refuse to buy some POS digital nonsense. I spend the money where it matters. Gauges are not one of them. Keep spares (way more then most) I often need gauges 15 ft or more...
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    I felt the same way a few years back. Felt like...

    I felt the same way a few years back. Felt like something had to change. The monotony was killing me. I attributed it to the rat race that is life in Chicago. I wanted a change. I moved to Austin....
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    The indoor fan?

    The indoor fan?
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    Where are the supply and return temps taken? At...

    Where are the supply and return temps taken? At the registers, or at the air handler. Until I read the fort worth location, I would have sworn you were living in the same place I rented in Austin. It...
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    No. Dont think it would work on a scroll anyway....

    No. Dont think it would work on a scroll anyway.


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    Once should be enough. Test for acid again. If...

    Once should be enough. Test for acid again. If its gone, put normal driers in and take the filter out of the shell entirely, or use a pleated suction core


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  39. At 95 OA, 450 head is within a normal range, but...

    At 95 OA, 450 head is within a normal range, but you should still clean the coil, and check the subcooling. You may find it a bit high. 8-12 subcooling would be about right.


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    Nice workmanship on the pipefitting. Looks like...

    Nice workmanship on the pipefitting. Looks like you even pitched the suction line back to the filter. Nice work.

    I used acid scavenger. Put it in that filter shell when you change it.


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  41. Thread: Old relic

    by heatingman
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    ITT - thats the original owner of Bell and...

    ITT - thats the original owner of Bell and Gosset.
    Cool stuff


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    Yep, There is often a simple cause to what...

    Yep,
    There is often a simple cause to what seems to be a complicated problem. Live and learn, thats what we all have done.

    I would not be as good of a tech as I am today if I had never screwed...
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    You really need to replace the condenser. ...

    You really need to replace the condenser.


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    Only if its a micro channel coil. Sent from...

    Only if its a micro channel coil.


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  45. 2- 24x24 registers fed from only one 8" duct? ...

    2- 24x24 registers fed from only one 8" duct?

    Each register needs its own dedicated supply duct. With both fed off of one, the velocity in the duct is too low, and I highly doubt you have any...
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    But in any case, I doubt the patch job caused the...

    But in any case, I doubt the patch job caused the problem. With the condenser that jacked up, on a hot day, the heat that will generate in the compressor will start to break down the oil, and varnish...
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    I assume the female part of the txv that mounted...

    I assume the female part of the txv that mounted on the distributor covered most of the hole.


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    The poe wont help the mineral oil move. I think...

    The poe wont help the mineral oil move. I think the mineral would just get pushed by velocity, and get stuck somewhere like the evap, bottom of a trap, base of a riser. Refrigerant velocity alone...
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    On the website, it looks like the lines are or...

    On the website, it looks like the lines are or can be pre-insulated


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    I highly doubt the tool cost will drop. None of...

    I highly doubt the tool cost will drop. None of the propress tools have. They figure "your saving labor, so pay up sucker"


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