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    They had control boxes here, now I get paid to...

    They had control boxes here, now I get paid to remove them when I find them. When they operated they shut the condenser off for 7.5 minutes a half hour, leaving the blower run. Most people never...
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    Maybe someone has stated this but I may have...

    Maybe someone has stated this but I may have missed it but I want to add this thought

    With the delay on break the timer starts when the circuit opens. If the circuit closes before the time delay...
  3. Sorry, that is not capacitance mode, that is...

    Sorry, that is not capacitance mode, that is resistance. You can check a capacitor with an ohm meter but we can't tell you how as it would violate site rules. The fact that it doesn't move may be a...
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    The local talk radio station I listen to has a...

    The local talk radio station I listen to has a guy in the morning, his show was given the nickname "the pack of lies show" by one of the other on-air guys.

    So one April 1st he gets a buddy of...
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    There is no war on drugs except in name only. To...

    There is no war on drugs except in name only. To many people getting rich to make it stop especially with those getting rich padding the palms of those that are supposed to be fighting the war. ...
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    I would look at spray foam the bottom side of the...

    I would look at spray foam the bottom side of the roof. It will keep the attic cooler so you won't have as much loss from the ducts. That will probably give you the most bang for the buck. Windows...
  7. Thread: Hello

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    Tanner, welcome to the site and industry. ...

    Tanner, welcome to the site and industry.

    This industry can provide you with some of the most satisfying days then turn around the next day and bust your balls, sometimes doing both in the same...
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    If your compressor is +/- 3k of unit capacity you...

    If your compressor is +/- 3k of unit capacity you should be fine. I would try to stay as close to unit capacity as possible with compressor capacity but if it is a little under you will have a slight...
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    If it is very old put in a smaller compressor. I...

    If it is very old put in a smaller compressor. I had some 2 ton units that had 28 k recip in it. I replaced it with 21k scrolls and they worked just fine. I even put an 18k in one. It did ok but...
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    Back in the days pre-SEER a 3T A/C had a 40k pump...

    Back in the days pre-SEER a 3T A/C had a 40k pump inside. They worked, dehumidified well and cost an arm and a leg to run, oh, and only had a 5 year warranty.

    The question is why not go back...
  11. I don't see it, must have been one hell of a snow...

    I don't see it, must have been one hell of a snow storm, an actually white out.
  12. They are mainly to keep duct and moisture out. ...

    They are mainly to keep duct and moisture out. Secondary is leak seal. Which brings me to one of my pet peeves.

    How many of you alls have found a leaky schrader and go to change the core and it...
  13. Solitaire, can't get much more intense than that.

    Solitaire, can't get much more intense than that.
  14. So the plywood's a little crooked and the unit is...

    So the plywood's a little crooked and the unit is not square on the 4x4s. Give the guy a break it was probably bumped by some other trade that was up there.
  15. I have told this on here before but it is fun to...

    I have told this on here before but it is fun to relive the adventure of 1st times in this business.

    I was called to an apt complex for a water leak. I get there and the lady with the water...
  16. I guess it all depends on whether real is better...

    I guess it all depends on whether real is better or worse than the imagined. Too many runs is easy to cure by closing off the registers. Not an ideal situation as all registers leak but it should...
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    Charging for tech support is questionable in my...

    Charging for tech support is questionable in my mind. If the distributor provides service classes and you don't sign up for them then sure, charge away cause you had the chance to get some of that...
  18. It sounds like they put the equipment in the...

    It sounds like they put the equipment in the basement then ran ducts up through the walls to get to the second floor. To do this they have to use narrow duct and they probably did not increase the...
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    This reminds me: has anyone ever tried to...

    This reminds me: has anyone ever tried to connect a scope to a A/C to check for issues? I ask because my son hooks up scopes to cars all the time to find bad valves, plugs injectors, sensors, etc. ...
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    I am probably all wet here and really don't know...

    I am probably all wet here and really don't know enough about it to speculate but I will anyway.

    I see the action of the meter in response to the charge/discharge of the capacitor as being like...
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    The procedure I got was on a card in with my...

    The procedure I got was on a card in with my Fluke 87. It had other non-direct functions the meter could do also like holding buttons at start up and such.
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    I still do that once in a while, well not really...

    I still do that once in a while, well not really tape but push a pocket thermometer under the insulation to get a SL temp. If someone says their A/C had been working fine then quit and I find a bad...
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    I remember before I had a meter with a...

    I remember before I had a meter with a capacitance setting I would use my ohm meter on the 100k setting if I remember right. You would time how long it took to go from OL to close to 0 and back to...
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    Sounds like fun, how far will the shrapnel go,...

    Sounds like fun, how far will the shrapnel go, can't be too safe you know.
  25. Ok, maybe I'm stupid but I would have called the...

    Ok, maybe I'm stupid but I would have called the customer and asked them if it was running as I couldn't remember if I turned the disconnect back on, rather than driving for an hour for nothing.
    ...
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    215.8/24.8 bf. I think I may be being sabotaged.

    215.8/24.8 bf. I think I may be being sabotaged.
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    I carry 5's, 7.5's, 10's, Turbo mini's, and Turbo...

    I carry 5's, 7.5's, 10's, Turbo mini's, and Turbo 200's, oh and a few left overs of various sizes from when I tried to stock every size. Once those odd sizes are gone they will not be replaced. If...
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    [QUOTE=R600a;26054952]My wife is going to make...

    [QUOTE=R600a;26054952]My wife is going to make these. We have never found a bad recipe on this website.

    https://www.seriouseats.com/brown-butter-pecan-bourbon-cookies

    Sent from the Okie state...
  29. Seems like all zone set up at done through the...

    Seems like all zone set up at done through the installer set up and advanced settings. If you did a reset you will probably have to assign addresses again for each control.
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    Some years ago I found a universal that was...

    Some years ago I found a universal that was printed on the side what it replaced. Hooray to the tech that did that. Anyway, long story longer, I noticed that the tech was apparently not good at...
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    This is the recipe I used. Google Browned...

    This is the recipe I used.

    Google Browned Butter Bourbon Cookies. Then you have to learn how to brown the butter. Then after you make them a few times so you got the hang of it double the spices...
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    Somehow the way he wrote his problem I got the...

    Somehow the way he wrote his problem I got the feeling that the outside may be running without the inside at times.
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    Actually Joe, while that is a possibility that...

    Actually Joe, while that is a possibility that was not what I was thinking. I have seen, not often but on several occasions where a CF quit and the comp kept running. Eventually the condenser was...
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    Is the fan running outside when the system is...

    Is the fan running outside when the system is running?
  35. Thread: OK. I give up!

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    Is the air temp really that warm or is there just...

    Is the air temp really that warm or is there just such poor flow that it seems warm?

    Do you have anything to test airflow with like a velometer or vane anemometer? If you do run it no heat and...
  36. Thread: Barf

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    Ok 2 issues here and I know it was just an...

    Ok 2 issues here and I know it was just an oversight making a point but . . . .

    You do not want a return in "every" room the Kitchen and Bath come to mind, possibly even laundry.

    I am...
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    have you traced the line inside the house to...

    have you traced the line inside the house to where they connect to the coil. I have seen lines carry a vibration and somewhere along the route they touch a framing member and that serves as a...
  38. have you done any painting/wood finishing near...

    have you done any painting/wood finishing near the furnace? I have seen those chemicals when burnt eat on the inside of the vent pipe then run down. If that is the case your furnace isn't long for...
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    None of the experts are discussing the drug...

    None of the experts are discussing the drug combos that can be used as a prophylaxes either.
  40. Yeah it always made me wonder what he was doing. ...

    Yeah it always made me wonder what he was doing. Over the years I have leveled over a hundred and can't think of any failure is short enough time frame to make me think the leveling had anything to...
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    Saw a video of a supposed medical expert, I say...

    Saw a video of a supposed medical expert, I say supposed as I have not had time to research him. According to him we have had over 4000 deaths from this vaccine, every other vaccine has been pulled...
  42. Thread: Barf

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    I got your back on that GA . . . although I may...

    I got your back on that GA . . . although I may narrow it down a bit to duct work. I see where guys have sized the duct correctly but when they made the fittings they didn't realize that the...
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    I am taking a wait and see attitude at this...

    I am taking a wait and see attitude at this point. Too many questions, too much conflicting info. That's one advantage to being your own boss, you make you own rules.
  44. I always try to make them as level as possible...

    I always try to make them as level as possible and if they get way out of whack I will try to level them up again. I knew a guy that said to never level an existing unit. He said every one he ever...
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    For starters your contractor should know this and...

    For starters your contractor should know this and if they don't you should find one that does.

    The next thing that comes to mind is how will this return connect to the furnace. Most...
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    A piston and a TXV are the same in that they both...

    A piston and a TXV are the same in that they both work off pressure difference or maybe a better way to say it is pressure drop across an opening. The greater the pressure difference/drop the more...
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    Seeing this set up reminds me of my days back in...

    Seeing this set up reminds me of my days back in tech school.

    One night a classmate of mine asked several of us to help move his sister to another apartment, free pizza and beer sounded good. We...
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    On a recent install of a split system heat pump I...

    On a recent install of a split system heat pump I ran into a constant suction port (center tube out of the RV) that was so tight against the left tube that you could not get the cap off. I gave it a...
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    I hear you. A lot of time we will make a double...

    I hear you. A lot of time we will make a double batch of cookies then put most of them in the freezer so we don't eat them all at once so we can maintain some kind of healthy weight. The funny...
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    That looks good. Grandma used to make molasses...

    That looks good.

    Grandma used to make molasses cookies that I just loved, can't find the recipe for them.
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