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    Welcome aboard! So happy to have your knowledge...

    Welcome aboard! So happy to have your knowledge and experience on this journey.
  2. Thread: New van

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    No matter how much room you think you have in...

    No matter how much room you think you have in your work vehicle, it is never enough.
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    Looks like that capacitor has a bubble head....

    Looks like that capacitor has a bubble head. Bowed up somewhat. I would check that first.
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    Nice clean work. Looks real nice and clean. ...

    Nice clean work. Looks real nice and clean.

    Great job!
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    Just not set up correctly. Call the installer...

    Just not set up correctly. Call the installer back.
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    Thanks 600, I may have to get serious about...

    Thanks 600, I may have to get serious about looking into getting the right one.
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    I think if there was a way to "test drive" a veto...

    I think if there was a way to "test drive" a veto for a week I might go for it. Hate to spend what they cost and not like it.

    I agree with you about the local supply house having some stock so I...
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    I would love to lighten my tool bag. Just can't...

    I would love to lighten my tool bag. Just can't seem to do it, always afraid to be running back and forth to the truck to get what I need. I do have 1 separate small tool bag/tool belt for the...
  9. That is the best decription of relative humidity...

    That is the best decription of relative humidity that I have ever read.

    Thanks PHM
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    Don't laugh... I had this one for a while on...

    Don't laugh...

    I had this one for a while on residential work. Only 4 volts but got the job done. slowly. Would work fine for PVC & light sheet metal. It is real light and the battery is in the...
  11. Can't you daisy chain the indoor units with a...

    Can't you daisy chain the indoor units with a master/slave setup? I can do that with Fujitsu? Just need to install a wall mount thermostat/controller.

    Then you have one controller for each outdoor...
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    And no warrantee.

    And no warrantee.
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    Even so, it still would be cheaper to buy a...

    Even so, it still would be cheaper to buy a premade unit then try to make it yourself.
  14. I do not think you can have one indoor unit in...

    I do not think you can have one indoor unit in heat and the other in coon in auto mode off the same outdoor unit.

    Unless I misunderstood what you were saying.
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    Same here. I have never seen any mini-split coil...

    Same here. I have never seen any mini-split coil leaking in the last 15 years of working on and installing them. I have come across a few leaking flares. I would want to make sure the coil is...
  16. How could it be electrical if the power is off? ...

    How could it be electrical if the power is off?

    Is there another power source involved?

    Sounds like crickets to me. Just can't hear them when the system is running.
  17. Could you give some idea of what this sound is...

    Could you give some idea of what this sound is like?

    Lightening?
    Firecrackers?
    Squeak?
    Rumbling?

    Makes no sense to make noise when the power is off. Are you sure it is coming from the indoor...
  18. Go to the Fujitsu web site and find and...

    Go to the Fujitsu web site and find and authorized Fujitsu dealer in your neck of the woods. Preferably an Elite Dealer. Or call back the company that cleaned the unit.
  19. Probably not. Remember he went cheap.

    Probably not. Remember he went cheap.
  20. That's what it sounds like to me. Have them find...

    That's what it sounds like to me. Have them find and fis the leak.
  21. Supco should have a chart for that.

    Supco should have a chart for that.
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    The problem is that we are not there and know the...

    The problem is that we are not there and know the conditions as to why the lineset would need to be changed.

    If they want to change the lineset just because of thw new refrigerant, that is a...
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    I agree. Get to know your detector and how it...

    I agree. Get to know your detector and how it works best.

    Lots of practice and use helps a lot.
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    I never thought about different refrigerants...

    I never thought about different refrigerants being an issue with the different technologies of leak detectors.

    All I know is that if I know there is a leak somewhere and can't find it with my IR...
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    Not sure of any advantage of one over the other....

    Not sure of any advantage of one over the other. I have IR & heated diode. Sometimes one works better that the other. Not sure why or how. But it gives me the best of both worlds.
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    But the reason that the TXV is throttling down is...

    But the reason that the TXV is throttling down is a drop in return air temperature. And thus suction temperature closing down the valve.
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    You are wise, my friens!

    You are wise, my friens!
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    Setting accelerated heating/cooling on the...

    Setting accelerated heating/cooling on the outdoor unit will help with humidity control as well.

    I have never has a customer humidity complaint on my Bosch installs. And I am in an area where...
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    I always called it a Chatleff fitting. It is sort...

    I always called it a Chatleff fitting. It is sort of an adapter that goes between the liquid line and the distributor or sometimes the TXV.

    Never knew it was adjustable. If so for what reason?
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    Have a picture of this mysterious Chatlef valves?

    Have a picture of this mysterious Chatlef valves?
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    I am not sure why there are so many humidity...

    I am not sure why there are so many humidity complaints with the Bosch. I have never had one.

    But as always, proper sizing is the key. If the system is oversized, high humidity will be the result....
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    I live in central PA & what is popular around...

    I live in central PA & what is popular around here is Bosch goes down to 5 degrees without back up resistance heat.

    Plenty of pros installing them and several supply houses carry them as well as...
  33. I have a ceiling cassette at the top of my stairs...

    I have a ceiling cassette at the top of my stairs in a 2 story 3 bedroom house. Just leave the doors open and it does just fine. I would not want a ceiling cassette in each room. I would go with...
  34. I prefer to suck it out with my one gallon shop...

    I prefer to suck it out with my one gallon shop vac.

    Sometimes I have to add a union to make it happen.
  35. Thread: Ashamed

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    I got mine used with about 150k miles for under...

    I got mine used with about 150k miles for under 20k. Came out of Virginia where they don't use salt for snow. But bought in neat Pittsburg, PA. He brings a few up every year. You are not that far...
  36. Thread: Ashamed

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    The thing I like the best is the see-through...

    The thing I like the best is the see-through fiberglass ceiling and 6-1/2 foot of interior height.
  37. Thread: Ashamed

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    This is the best service & install vehicle I have...

    This is the best service & install vehicle I have owned:

    836436
  38. Thread: Ashamed

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    Check out U-Haul. Well maintained and decent...

    Check out U-Haul. Well maintained and decent prices.
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    It also wouldn't freeze.

    It also wouldn't freeze.
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    OK. Thanx.

    OK. Thanx.
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    Then where is the invention?

    Then where is the invention?
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    Waiting for a question...

    Waiting for a question...
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    That gap is too big for any soft solder. Even...

    That gap is too big for any soft solder. Even Stay Brite 8.

    A system can hold pressure but not under vacuum. Which can then leak.
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    Ice should not be happening in dry mode. If he...

    Ice should not be happening in dry mode.

    If he brazed the lineset, it is possible that he caused a restriction in the copper. This could also cause the icing.

    You just had it installed so I...
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    OK. Now I know the training I was missing. ...

    OK. Now I know the training I was missing.

    That info will make me a better tech.
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    How do you blend 2 refrigerants? Is that even...

    How do you blend 2 refrigerants? Is that even legal?

    How can you do subcool/superheat on that blend?

    Do you have a chart for your hybred blend?
  47. I have seen a Nest thermostat cause that exact...

    I have seen a Nest thermostat cause that exact same issue on a Payne or Bryant air handler with heat strips.

    Nothing like the smell of melting plastic...
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    I am in PA. I have installed dozens of ducted...

    I am in PA. I have installed dozens of ducted mini-splits with no other heat source witout any issues. I have seen it go down it 0 degrees and not got a call.

    I do Fujitsu that the basic model...
  49. So you have a 1-1/2 ton system only feeding the...

    So you have a 1-1/2 ton system only feeding the master bedroom with one 9" flex duct supply? And want to use 2 7's?
  50. What I have against the Amana/Goodman products is...

    What I have against the Amana/Goodman products is the fact that the filter/dryer is in the outdoor unit and a real pain to change out on a compressor replacement or any other component in the outdoor...
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