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  1. I concur it was a coincidence. I was at a...

    I concur it was a coincidence.
    I was at a customers home this week and while standing in the basement the light bulb died. I was waiting for the old “it worked fine until you were here”


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    It does not meet NEC code for clearances....

    It does not meet NEC code for clearances. Personally unless someone said something about it, I wouldn’t worry


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    Is there a dedicated common hooked to the...

    Is there a dedicated common hooked to the nest/Honeywell?

    I don’t bash nest; I candidly share my beliefs as an educated opinion :)


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  4. HVAC Connecting suction line to condenser

    Edit.. delete

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    What brand of thermostat do you have? Sent...

    What brand of thermostat do you have?


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    Interesting thoughts.. around these parts a...

    Interesting thoughts.. around these parts a furnace weather it be oil or gas will likely last 20 years or more whereas a heat pump will last 10 hopefully


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  7. Since this sounds like a life changing event, I...

    Since this sounds like a life changing event, I would make a small suggestion of setting the water heater to the pilot position. This will make it so the water heater is inoperable. You will have a...
  8. Can Dog Pee Damage A Brand New Outdoor HVAC Unit in Less Than 1 Year?

    This brings memories of a call years ago. Same situation.
    I ended up recovering the refrigerant, cutting the lineset indoor and outdoors.

    Closed the valves in the outdoor unit and pressurized...
  9. It’s like trying to diagnose and repair a window...

    It’s like trying to diagnose and repair a window unit. It’s often cheaper to scrap it and buy the cheapest one made at Walmart


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  10. Things happen with the best and worst equipment...

    Things happen with the best and worst equipment and contractors. It doesn’t sound like a big deal to me. Fire, smoke, water damage and super loud noises are bad. You have none of the above. Could be...
  11. Are there aftermarket parts for an old Williamson furnace?

    They work for you! “Hello Joe’s heating I am remodeling my home and I am looking for a contractor that can get my old furnace operating and verify it is safe. I will be replacing this unit next year...
  12. Are there aftermarket parts for an old Williamson furnace?

    Gas, air, and heat need to be combined properly and at the right time or else you effectively have a bomb. I wouldn’t even give suggestions to my father to pay around with as the outcome could be...
  13. If you are trying to get this running (for 1...

    If you are trying to get this running (for 1 cycle) to have a combustion analysis done, any contractor worth his pay would be able to do that with a defective pilot assembly. There are several...
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    They are pretty common in the rural areas of...

    They are pretty common in the rural areas of upstate ny and into new england. Propane or electric will be the choice but I suspect a bunch of people will go back to heating with wood. Electricians...
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    If we all agreed on the best brand we would all...

    If we all agreed on the best brand we would all be driving a Chevrolet. We do however have differences of opinion and choose different manufacturers. Go with the one that you feel the best company...
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    Are you sure the pump is operation and not...

    Are you sure the pump is operation and not overflowing?
    If this is for an air conditioner, perhaps the drain line is not trapped and cold air is flowing into the pump continuously during operation...
  18. Hmm, they don’t? Interesting. Maybe he was ...

    Hmm, they don’t? Interesting. Maybe he was


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  19. Can Dog Pee Damage A Brand New Outdoor HVAC Unit in Less Than 1 Year?

    As Marc eluded to, the ph of male urine is 6.5-7 whereas the ph of female dogs is 7-7.5
    Female urine tends to be more corrosive

    This is the reason that grass spotting tends to be more of an...
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    I am going to edit this as the company seems ...

    I am going to edit this as the company seems like they are trying and you do have a warranty that you probably would not necessarily want to void,,
    I would express your appreciation to them for...
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    At this point I would refer to post #5 personally...

    At this point I would refer to post #5 personally

    If they removed the Txv, installed a piston and you are looking at numbers like that,, something is way out of whack. I have thoughts but I...
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    New Amana AC Underperforming (Furnace OK)

    Well,
    I would start with them providing you with a manual J heat loss/ heat gain report plugging in your desired indoor temperature preference. Then I would have them do an engineering report on...
  23. I beta tested the entry level model and it seems...

    I beta tested the entry level model and it seems real nice. I had a 2 page write up that I provided them with suggestions for improvement and general feedback. I am curious to see if they implemented...
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    Close nipple standard 90° all day for me ...

    Close nipple standard 90° all day for me


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    17yrs is a good life on a compressor. As stated...

    17yrs is a good life on a compressor. As stated above, w knowledgeable contractor in high velocity is needed to make sure the existing duct system is up to par for the new system. Assuming all is...
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    What refrigerant does the system call for? ...

    What refrigerant does the system call for?

    What amount of charge does the system call for?

    What amount did you install?


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  27. Well… it appears to be a supply air diffuser and...

    Well… it appears to be a supply air diffuser and based on the physical size I would doubt it came from the finished space below which means it came from the equipment side of things forward. If you...
  28. I am to assume that you do not have traditional...

    I am to assume that you do not have traditional 4x14 rectangular on each half of the home? We have installed several and they work great. If this is a downflow in traditional ducting we have seen...
  29. I don’t see any downside other than the loss of...

    I don’t see any downside other than the loss of data logging


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    I think the concern here is when repairing damage...

    I think the concern here is when repairing damage or adding a runout, a torch would be necessary on a line that has gas in it. Recipe for disaster to the untrained person


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    Methane is CH4. 1 part carbon and 4 hydrogen. CO...

    Methane is CH4. 1 part carbon and 4 hydrogen. CO is of course 1 part carbon 1 part oxygen. I would guess the detector trips on the presence of carbon?


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    I wouldn’t even consider anything less than a low...

    I wouldn’t even consider anything less than a low level co alarm. You might be dead by the time a standard alarm sounds


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    Well the transformer is toast long enough at 3...

    Well the transformer is toast long enough at 3 amps.. in all likelihood and hopefully the short is quick. I use a 5 amp time delay. It takes 3-5 sec to trip which is certainly long enough for a fast...
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    Throw a time delay resettable fuse on the source,...

    Throw a time delay resettable fuse on the source, install multiple 3 amps fuses at each load. The one that blows is your problem

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  35. I don't like MQ. I tired it for a while a couple...

    I don't like MQ. I tired it for a while a couple years ago and it was just blah for me. I do like the people behind it however. I find the fp app sufficient for my needs

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  36. I would personally Uninstall and reinstall the...

    I would personally Uninstall and reinstall the app to see if it resolves it

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  37. Honestly I had to think about it for a couple...

    Honestly I had to think about it for a couple seconds also

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    There is no law that I am.aware of that prohibits...

    There is no law that I am.aware of that prohibits putting a full charge of whatever flavor the system normally uses for a leak search and letting it all leak out by natural causes. I would think that...
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    I cannot find the [emoji107] icon :) Sent...

    I cannot find the [emoji107] icon :)

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    Well,, "the house is for sale" makes a combi...

    Well,, "the house is for sale" makes a combi attractive. It is probably the most economical option from a selling standpoint but it sets the new owner up for repairs. If this was something where I...
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    3 way valves and internal pumps are by far the...

    3 way valves and internal pumps are by far the most problematic. I would NEVER put a combi on a cast iron system without installing a quality magnetic strainer and water treatment would also be...
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    I have installed and serviced tons of them. Not a...

    I have installed and serviced tons of them. Not a fan personally. Radiant, baseboard, fan coil or cast iron radiators?

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    You know what's funny... I used my sman for the...

    You know what's funny... I used my sman for the first time this year yesterday trying to charge a system and the sight glass was leaking... I use to have a tool for it to tighten but I ended up using...
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    Silphos might work also :) Sent from my...

    Silphos might work also :)

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  45. Service agreement customers are the gift that...

    Service agreement customers are the gift that keeps on giving. Maintenance in the off season keeps guys busy, service work in the peak season keeps you profitable. Add on sales work (accessories the...
  46. Teddybear will be along shortly with his vast...

    Teddybear will be along shortly with his vast wisdom to share

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  47. I assume these numbers were taken during the...

    I assume these numbers were taken during the course of routine maintenance?
    Have you ever experienced a non starting compressor?


    Hard start kits are always a good thing to have. Of you...
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    I would throw a few wraps of teflon on it...

    I would throw a few wraps of teflon on it personally

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    Needs a professional to resolve. You stated you...

    Needs a professional to resolve.
    You stated you have gas, air and heat but no flame. That is LITERALLY the recipe for explosion

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    It sounds to me like dss also. Chemical cleaning...

    It sounds to me like dss also. Chemical cleaning of the indoor coil and perhaps a purification/uv system to keep the microbial growth down may be a solution. Im sure others will comment as well....
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