I carry some universal blower motors, C.F. motors, ignitors, xformers, a couple of universal ignition modules, th. couples, some relays, t-stats, various capacitors, and a fan center thats been on my truck for 5 years.
Thats basically what I carry in my truck aside from wire, various fittings, and tools.
I carry no gas valves, circuit boards, pumps, inducer motor assemblies etc. If I did, I would need an 18 wheeler.
Very rarely does a gas valve go bad...not including smart valves, or a pressure switch, or a flame sensor.
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This is the list of stuff I will not leave the shop unless its on my truck, especially for late calls or after hours.
-White Roger 50A55-843
This board will do almost any single stage PSC blower unit
This will cover the rest (specifically smart valves)
-White Roger 21M51-843
For 2-stage equipment
-White Rogers 50D50-842 and 843
Ignition modules to direct spark and intermittent spark pilot
-Turbo 200 mini
-Honeywell glowfly ignitor (several)
I don't prefer them for a permanent solution but they work in a pinch
-40va multi voltage transformer
-1h/1c and 2h/2c stats
-plenty of wire nuts and terminal connectors of various styles and sizes
With that stuff, I can fix most common problems. And if i cant, there are 3 supply shops with in a 10 mile radius. And we have a gigantic collection of common and odd parts at the shop so if I don't have it and the supply shop is closed I can still probably get it.
In my opinion, gas valves and motors and things like limits and such are too specific to take up room on my truck, especially when I can get it with out too much trouble. It might be different if I was further from civilization.
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I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to say?
Originally Posted by samejj
Anyway, I carry quite a few universal parts. Especially pressure switches and gas valves and igniters. I like the White rogers 21d64 universal nitride. Also the universal pressure switches are awsome! And a few blower motors. There are tons of Amana in my area so I carry 3 different amana inducers and a couple trane inducers.
Someone above said gas valves rarely go bad? I have replaced 4 or 5 already this fall. All of them have been electronic ignition and none of them where smart valves or standing pilot valves. Must be my year for gas valves.
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how do u stock limits each unit has a different one rollouts r different too furnaces are too brand specific now
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Pressure switch tubing!!!!
Didn't have any on the truck a few weeks ago and no supply houses near by had any! And half of them didn't know what I was talking about.
Finally found some after like 2 hours of calling and driving around.
Btw the unit i needed it for was a Lennox and the stock length from the inducer housing to the pressure switch was barely 2" long and it broke when I took it off. (nipple was plugged).
It's the little things that'll $?!* you!
Ain't that the truth.
Originally Posted by FrostyBeer
yep.... makes you mad....
it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair
What type of universal pressure switches do you guys carry?
The interchangeable spring ones or the one with the adjustable allen screw on the back?
I was a bryant dealer and the tubing I use is the extra tubing that is sent with the parts bag on a 90 percent bryant. I use it on manometers too.
I want to add that I carry a plethora of parts on my truck, the nearest supply house is at least 45 miles from the shop.
I have my own little world. But it's OK...they know me here.
Both of these are available at Trane
Originally Posted by FrostyBeer
Honeywell PN: X1320031701
or field adjustable: