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    Since Rheem got away from the elements around the...

    Since Rheem got away from the elements around the blower motor, I believe all models are taller. York / Coleman had one also. Im waiting to see what ya find.
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    We used to give it the "let's do something to try...

    We used to give it the "let's do something to try and fix it" approach. As said before in other threads on this subject, I have only seen success with leaks of about a lb. or less a year. I will say...
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    Probably should change the contactor also. The...

    Probably should change the contactor also. The integrity of the terminal itself has likely been compromised.
  4. Especially the blue finned york coils, I'd bet my...

    Especially the blue finned york coils, I'd bet my supper it's leakin.
  5. Better question would be why don't builders grade...

    Better question would be why don't builders grade the dirt up to the house during construction so it can somewhat settle during construction. It's sorta like final grade today and pour slab, set A/C...
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    They also had those "Ham cans". Now those were POS

    They also had those "Ham cans". Now those were POS
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    The HI RE LI, Worked like today's mini splits...

    The HI RE LI, Worked like today's mini splits with TXV in the unit. fixed alot of them way back, and also worked for a guy who said if you ever see one of them say "i'm sorry I know nothing about...
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    Sounds like an honorable motivation

    Sounds like an honorable motivation
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    Sounds like you answered your own question, and...

    Sounds like you answered your own question, and ready to go.
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    Sorry son, but those are things are specific to...

    Sorry son, but those are things are specific to your area/market. No disrespect, but to be blunt, if you don't know that answer, maybe you're not ready yet. Or just jump in head first and learn to...
  11. We have had some blower motor control board...

    We have had some blower motor control board failures for the x-13 motors, All have had corrosian on them like the board had gotten wet.
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    X2
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    Isn't that the truth. Gettin harder to find...

    Isn't that the truth. Gettin harder to find people with ambition.
  14. You did say old lineset/control wire. ??Wire??,...

    You did say old lineset/control wire. ??Wire??, just sayin.
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    There is a company in St Louis Mo. runs 7 days a...

    There is a company in St Louis Mo. runs 7 days a week, 7-7 at night. guys work 4 10 hr days then 3 days off. some guys work other forms like 3- 12 hr days. His motto is " he who has the most and best...
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    Then he probably don't need the base salary if...

    Then he probably don't need the base salary if he's that good. 40K+ before you sell a damn thing can take away a guy's drive. Seen it. Won't run a late call, or a Saturday, etc. They get too...
  17. Congrats and welcome aboard. I also would lean...

    Congrats and welcome aboard. I also would lean toward the family owned business. The desire to hang out your own shingle burns inside alot of techs and many
    of them that do go on their own fail....
  18. I carry that same set, just with a 4"cresent and...

    I carry that same set, just with a 4"cresent and a 7/16" flare nut wrench also tucked in the pockets.
  19. My dad was a plumber and had a tee shirt, "...

    My dad was a plumber and had a tee shirt, " plumber's tools are Rigid ". I will agree that"s the only pipe wrenches to buy, but I'll add that nearly every Saturday morning from April to September...
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    I agree, seen it when our install crew installed...

    I agree, seen it when our install crew installed a 7 1/2 ton condenser and didn't dump the nitrogen before vacuum, then tried to charge with 410A. Pressures look like a bad TXV. They, York i mean...
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    Lennox has been grounding the common since...

    Lennox has been grounding the common since probably the mid 70's
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    Braze in a stubby valve core fitting on that bulb...

    Braze in a stubby valve core fitting on that bulb and recharge the bulb, get that thing on the line.
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    For the $$ fieldpiece meters have seemed to serve...

    For the $$ fieldpiece meters have seemed to serve me well, manometer also.
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    We always hard pipe 11/8, as it is hard to keep...

    We always hard pipe 11/8, as it is hard to keep it round for fittings to go on. Yesterday I would not have believed that price for copper,. Everything has gone up, everything.
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    COPPER VS GOLD

    Just caught wind, we just paid about $260 for a 50 ft 7/8 lineset. Anybody else think it's time to call the guy handling their retirement planning to move out of the stock market and get into...
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    Hate sittin furnaces on the floor. A base under...

    Hate sittin furnaces on the floor. A base under generally gives better airflow into the blower, but i'm not lookin at what you have
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    Clearence and lovely women. Get as much as you...

    Clearence and lovely women. Get as much as you can, as often as you can.
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    i BET THE PLUMBER DIDN'T PULL A PERMIT. This is...

    i BET THE PLUMBER DIDN'T PULL A PERMIT. This is the inspector's attempt to bust his ass. The plumber knew better than to single wall vent it, or the owner did it himself.
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    Of all the walls to install a return in, always...

    Of all the walls to install a return in, always pick the curved one.
  30. 2008, i would not tell a client it's under...

    2008, i would not tell a client it's under warranty until you are sure. Could be the way it's worded or something, so don't make a promise that can't be kept even in California. What if the coil you...
  31. We gave a bid to a guy with Mitsu equipment for...

    We gave a bid to a guy with Mitsu equipment for as i recall around 15k. A couple weeks later we get a call from the guy begging us to install the equipment we bought online for 10k because "nobody"...
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    Had an electrician that always called wire nuts...

    Had an electrician that always called wire nuts "scotch locks".
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    The answer lies in gross profit per hour, or net...

    The answer lies in gross profit per hour, or net profit per hour generated by the tech. Seek out the answers from people in the industry,magazines etc. HVACRBUSINESS is a great one with Ruth King who...
  34. I just don't like unmatched coils with heat...

    I just don't like unmatched coils with heat pumps. Askin for trouble. Try ADP as suggested before. We have done it, but you kinda gotta throw the T&P chart out, and can expect high subcooling in the...
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    I actually save a few of the rubber boots i find...

    I actually save a few of the rubber boots i find in the scrap furnaces, you just don't see them on new furnaces. Sorta like keepin some old screws outta them for when i find some missing or lose one.
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    I got to learn about that rinse thing after i...

    I got to learn about that rinse thing after i bought someone a blower motor. Also got to learn how concentrated Cal Clean is. Learnin can get expensive for a young tech, but ya don't forget it.
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    I'm always worried about things that make bubbles...

    I'm always worried about things that make bubbles if it's an air handler, gettin pulled into a motor. Ya I diid than once years ago, didn't work out so well for me.
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    If people are callin about it, it exist. Let your...

    If people are callin about it, it exist. Let your boss know it exist further north also.
  39. They always run low suction pressure

    They always run low suction pressure
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    I do stand corrected I guess.

    I do stand corrected I guess.
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    I wouldn't put an inverter heat pump in without a...

    I wouldn't put an inverter heat pump in without a matching air handler. I may stand corrected here but I doubt there is a vast enough market for inverter machines rated for mobile homes and their...
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    I drove over a hundred miles as a tech rep to...

    I drove over a hundred miles as a tech rep to bend an ignitor bracket for a dealer doing the same thing. That's what was missing from the OP's statement is "can hear the gas" or not.
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    Then collect for your work.

    Then collect for your work.
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    Had a guy, regular client, said his a/c keep...

    Had a guy, regular client, said his a/c keep making a knocking sound. Went a couple times trying to catch it making the noise till the guy got a little pissed, said "if you can't fix it I'll find...
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    When you change the valve you may even find the...

    When you change the valve you may even find the bulb is broken off and you just didn't see it.
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    And they didn't have problems either.

    And they didn't have problems either.
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    I would worry about the exta ESP. You have to...

    I would worry about the exta ESP. You have to configure the static pressure on the commission. Call the rep and see what they say, I'm sure this ain't the first time somebody wondered about this,...
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    The positioning of the screws on the RCFL coils....

    The positioning of the screws on the RCFL coils. Right behind where the pvc pipes go in and out of the 90+ furnaces kinda bothers me.
  49. I have heard similar stats, I agree. I don't...

    I have heard similar stats, I agree. I don't especially think I've seen so much higher failures with the Car;isle's, But when getting a replacement price from Carrier, the Copeland is usually cheaper...
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    TXV in the unit pinching off and slowly high...

    TXV in the unit pinching off and slowly high pressure rises??? Kill the breaker to the back up strip heat, then have the client start the unit well before you get there. I had multiple service...
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