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    I didn’t mean to imply to charge the unit with...

    I didn’t mean to imply to charge the unit with the 290, I was thinking a hose-less charging.
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    Do you not have patience for someone who is...

    Do you not have patience for someone who is speaking English as a second language? Download the Copeland app and you won’t need to rely on other humans for answers.
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    My vote is 290 and an open flame.

    My vote is 290 and an open flame.
  4. If those drawings are anyway close to accurate, I...

    If those drawings are anyway close to accurate, I count 6 tees piped improperly. I can’t really make out the the piping arrangement at the “manifolds”. My brain is shot spent to much time working...
  5. Thread: Moircraft

    by Pnasty
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    There’s only one way that goes in, you should...

    There’s only one way that goes in, you should prolly hire a pro to put it in for you.
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    You need to have the rundawg library card.

    You need to have the rundawg library card.
  7. The Canadian electrical code book should be able...

    The Canadian electrical code book should be able to tell you. Local municipalities may have stricter guidelines.
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    You posted to the homeowner section. Click the...

    You posted to the homeowner section. Click the black triangle in the bottom left of your post and request it moved to the appropriate section. Your profile states you are a homeowner. If this is...
  9. Put your hand on the liquid line, does it feel...

    Put your hand on the liquid line, does it feel cooler or warmer than ambient. Then figure out if your temperature sensor is accurate.
  10. Is the unit calling for blower or cooling or...

    Is the unit calling for blower or cooling or heating? You said you turned the unit on but what does the thermostat want to do?
  11. Thread: Poor Goodman..

    by Pnasty
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    It’s a millennial thing not to put diffusers on...

    It’s a millennial thing not to put diffusers on ductwork.
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    What you can’t see is the condenser is folded...

    What you can’t see is the condenser is folded inwards. It is now a split coil. This guy hires an HVAC sub to accomplish this new pad.
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    This has homeowner written all over it.

    This has homeowner written all over it.
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    Cool story bro

    Cool story bro
  15. Condensate pimp will save you head aches. It will...

    Condensate pimp will save you head aches. It will not be any louder than the air handler.
  16. It could be undersized or it could be low on...

    It could be undersized or it could be low on refrigerant. If it’s never reaching a 5° set point, and 12-15° is adequate for your operation why not turn the thermostat up? Maybe you have a defrost...
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    I’m not an engineer and not that familiar with...

    I’m not an engineer and not that familiar with construction practices, but I don’t think you can compromise a joist with that large of a hole without severe repercussions.

    What does that duct...
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    To add on; the back plate must be changed. You...

    To add on; the back plate must be changed. You may not have problems right away but you will have problems down the road. I’ve seen a couple of restaurants, that have 4-6 of the same model...
  19. Poll: The problem was he used a map gas torch. There’s...

    The problem was he used a map gas torch. There’s no way you can braze with that on anything larger than 1/4-3/8”. I used it being lazy a couple weeks ago on 3/8” and regretted being lazy.
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    They are super fun in the middle of summer, unit...

    They are super fun in the middle of summer, unit low on charge, dirty filter and ices an 1” thick back to the compressor.
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    Pushing a contactor is like flipping a light...

    Pushing a contactor is like flipping a light switch with when the light bulb isn’t there, It doesn’t tell you anything.
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    You just admitted that you were DIY. You probably...

    You just admitted that you were DIY. You probably screwed something up, which happens sometimes. You dug your own drawer now you have to sleep in it. You are not going to get much sympathy on this...
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    Stop. Home inspectors are notoriously bad at...

    Stop. Home inspectors are notoriously bad at pointing out problems with HVAC. My in-laws bought their first house and the previous owners’ dog had urinated on their condenser for 15 years and Mr...
  24. The sight glass is not necessary on most...

    The sight glass is not necessary on most residential systems. But if it is cracked something made it crack. Since they didn’t remove the SG I’m assuming the lineset was not changed, would you be...
  25. Thread: What?

    by Pnasty
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    If the language barrier frustrates you then don’t...

    If the language barrier frustrates you then don’t respond. What you say makes sense in reality but we are on the internet.
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    To make it simple, I would say you both need...

    To make it simple, I would say you both need documentation. The fitting should have some sort of listing to legitimate. If there is no documentation the Fire guy wins. Still the fire guy needs a...
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    So what is the problem with the OPs install? Is...

    So what is the problem with the OPs install? Is it low because it was missing the field charge. Did you recover the charge and leak check with nitrogen?
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    Normally when I put leak stop in a system I’m to...

    Normally when I put leak stop in a system I’m to lazy to spend the tome looking. Then again digging up posts from 7 years ago will certainly help out the OP.



    Normal I pretend those are the...
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    If that’s the case, insist on having OEM...

    If that’s the case, insist on having OEM installed. That’s my new advice
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    Some people stock generic parts on their trucks. ...

    Some people stock generic parts on their trucks. Some techs are under educated. Some techs are lazy. Some techs are in it for a quick buck. Anyone of these can describe your tech. 5 years ago I...
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    Stop. You don’t know what you are doing. Call a...

    Stop. You don’t know what you are doing. Call a professional. You are not going to receive help on this forum.

    This work is not a hobby, stop treating my trade as if it was. This is how I and...
  32. Thread: 410A CYLINDERS

    by Pnasty
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    It doesn’t bother me. I’ve been checking the...

    It doesn’t bother me. I’ve been checking the label on the tank anyways, despite the color. I had a tank of 22 and 134a thank turned stainless steel color from not being used Fast enough. Also last...
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    Based on that very vague info it seems to be...

    Based on that very vague info it seems to be undersized. You’ll save money in the long run by having a properly sized system and duct work installed. My guess is the house was built without AC. The...
  34. What’s your required superheat and sub cooling. ...

    What’s your required superheat and sub cooling. If a coils not clean it’s dirty.
  35. There could be any sort of reason the flow is...

    There could be any sort of reason the flow is different. There could be a restriction a that’s bumped out of the way with reverse flow but restricts again when normal flow is resumed. As has been...
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    I’m very impressed if that was installed with the...

    I’m very impressed if that was installed with the unit there already.
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    Not if the blower is running and there is no...

    Not if the blower is running and there is no trap, it will most certainly get stuck in the pan.
  38. That’s a nice $90 switch

    That’s a nice $90 switch
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    To add 1” wall thickness. I would personally put...

    To add 1” wall thickness. I would personally put the filter drier at the evaporator as well. That way you drop the risk it plugging up and freezing the entire liquid line.
  40. And this is why proper piping techniques are...

    And this is why proper piping techniques are important. It doesn’t matter the material, proper preparation is key for the joint and for the system attached to the piping.
  41. Are you replacing the unit yourself? How do you...

    Are you replacing the unit yourself? How do you know you need a 2.5 ton? There are calculations that tell you how big of a system and then there’s calculations to figure out how much supply air each...
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    This always catches my eye when the HF ads come...

    This always catches my eye when the HF ads come around. i dont do any SM work. But I had to make a evaporator shroud for a reach in cooler and did pretty damn good for only using a 12” bar fold. ...
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    Time for a phone call or online request for...

    Time for a phone call or online request for service. I would not want you to fry that new thermostat or worse.
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    My wife won’t even notice. It’s all a selfish...

    My wife won’t even notice. It’s all a selfish fulfillment on my part. I cannot wait for my little one to get older and have him follow me around he’s already obsessed with my work van.
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    Yes it did, nestled in the tool box drawer with...

    Yes it did, nestled in the tool box drawer with all the other drivers. Thanks for asking.
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    I felt very accomplished

    I found a misplaced flat head screw driver in my nightstand. I went to bring it to it’s home and instead spent 90 minutes going around the house looking for the little annoying things that never get...
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    Depending on where you are located if you are...

    Depending on where you are located if you are servicing rental properties you need to be licensed, your state and municipality will have that info. Get your 608 EPA certification. Find a local trade...
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    Is that drive pulley even doing anything besides...

    Is that drive pulley even doing anything besides keeping the belt riding non the shaft?
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    It’s for when the pool satisfies finally in...

    It’s for when the pool satisfies finally in November and the house hasn’t reached it walk in cooler temp of 37°.
  50. Thread: Blocking vents

    by Pnasty
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    Hopefully you are talking about the fan motor in...

    Hopefully you are talking about the fan motor in the condensing unit out side is going to be replaced. At 12 years old I would NOT replace a compressor, the thing that pumps the refrigerant.
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