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  1. Mine works. Thanks Dad and Robb!

    Mine works.

    Thanks Dad and Robb!
  2. I got the same problem.

    I got the same problem.
  3. Just have them clean it in place, it's much...

    Just have them clean it in place, it's much cheaper, might not be as good of a cleaning but they should be able to do a lot with it in place.
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    Why, oh why does these types of posts always turn...

    Why, oh why does these types of posts always turn into this type of bashing.

    Just leave it, all of you, let it go, whatever opinion you have, stow it, arguing about it here isn't going to solve...
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    I see, Fair enough, Yes, I'll be attending.

    I see, Fair enough, Yes, I'll be attending.
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    You going to the HVAC School's tech conference?...

    You going to the HVAC School's tech conference? Jan 31st and Feb 1st?
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    How did you determine it was a flooded start,...

    How did you determine it was a flooded start, that's my question.

    Making assumptions makes the repair take longer.
  8. Thread: Just Wondering

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    I can actually be a point of evidence to how this...

    I can actually be a point of evidence to how this site helps you.

    I used to be exactly like that, then I joined here and you guys beat me up so much I finally learned and I still learn all the...
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    We've used infrared imaging to locate hot water...

    We've used infrared imaging to locate hot water leaks before.

    I'm sure it could work for chilled as well, look for the cold spot.
  10. Superheat and subcool would be the place to...

    Superheat and subcool would be the place to start.

    Making sure the head pressure is where it should be.

    Making sure the SST is proper for cooling as well as LST
  11. Yes, it's part and parcel of the job, it's THE...

    Yes, it's part and parcel of the job, it's THE job, figuring out what's wrong is what we do.

    I didn't read the entire post but it sounds like either a control board or a flame rod problem.
  12. Thread: Impossible?

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    I would agree with just not removing as much...

    I would agree with just not removing as much moisture.

    You'd need 10* TD or less I would think, but you can always just get it all set up and play with the charge or the TXV.
  13. Thread: Impossible?

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    DT would dictate humidity and runtime to a...

    DT would dictate humidity and runtime to a certain extent.

    They should figure out what they want first though, otherwise it'll be kind of dumb trying to make it a multi use walk in.

    I mean,...
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    How did you know the oil was foaming? sounds...

    How did you know the oil was foaming?

    sounds like a residential type unit which wouldn't have a SG or a receiver or an oil sump with an oil level gauge where it's normally observed?

    Just...
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    If it were me, and I'm probably younger than you...

    If it were me, and I'm probably younger than you are.

    Training and education are irreplaceable but so is experience, the only thing that can be replaced is tools.

    My philosophy which I...
  16. Thread: TXV question

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    A C7 low voltage license? Don't know many...

    A C7 low voltage license?

    Don't know many licenses at all but does that qualify you for HVAC work?

    I mean, I'm all for helping people out but I do think there's merit in doing the EPA license...
  17. Thread: TXV question

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    Well there you go.

    Well there you go.
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    I have a pair of Miller shade #3 glasses. But...

    I have a pair of Miller shade #3 glasses.

    But I never wear them cause I can't see anything...

    But that's what I have.
  19. Thread: TXV question

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    I pull a vacuum through my gauges, seems to work...

    I pull a vacuum through my gauges, seems to work okay, I have an SMAN 360.

    If you have an EPA license we can help you, otherwise your not supposed to be doing this, regardless of other certs.
    ...
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    I would give advice to just about anyone about...

    I would give advice to just about anyone about anything, it's their own risk and i'll say as much.

    Difference is that HERE it's specifically restricted and we aren't allowed.

    Doesn't say...
  21. Cooling the gas valve coil? Never heard of...

    Cooling the gas valve coil?

    Never heard of that before.
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    PCtech. Each to his own, I don't personally...

    PCtech.

    Each to his own, I don't personally like Harleys that much, I can appreciate them when people take care of them but not my preference :)

    This whole jumping starter relays reminded me of...
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    As a general rule, inspectors and engineers,...

    As a general rule, inspectors and engineers, especially engineers want to make stuff so it can't fail in such a way that it jeopardizes them in the future. Whenever I design and build custom racks,...
  24. I think this classifies as DIY type work which we...

    I think this classifies as DIY type work which we aren't allowed to help with.

    I want to help you, but I don't think I can.
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    Wow. That sounds extreme. Amazing what...

    Wow.

    That sounds extreme.

    Amazing what these things will do if left to their own devices. Even more amazing someone figured out how to harness an engine that can do 16000 RPM's and make...
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    It was a nightmare, I finally brought my bike to...

    It was a nightmare, I finally brought my bike to the dealer when I picked up my new bike and their mech checked it out.

    "You know, this thing is really dangerous to be driving around"

    "Figured...
  27. Thread: Dick Wirz....

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    Hah, there you go. I'm so impatient it's not...

    Hah, there you go.

    I'm so impatient it's not even funny sometimes. When it comes to fixing stuff I can be patient, take my time, etc. Help someone learn? No problem.

    but waiting for something...
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    Well. I got a 2003 Kawasaki Z1000 that I...

    Well.

    I got a 2003 Kawasaki Z1000 that I crashed rather violently in the middle of the night, flipped it head over heels 3 or 4 times, hit the ground doing about 50 mph, bounced a couple of...
  29. Thread: Dick Wirz....

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    As the representative of the newer generation. ...

    As the representative of the newer generation.

    I do agree, we want everything now. I HATE waiting for stuff.
  30. Thread: Dick Wirz....

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    I saved that email for when I'm out above my...

    I saved that email for when I'm out above my head, lol.

    Mr. Wirz,

    I'm looking forward to going to your class at the end of this month, Terry speaks highly of you and your book so I'll be...
  31. Thread: Pinhole Leaks

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    I normally replace the section of pipe. I...

    I normally replace the section of pipe.

    I normally see them due to rubbing on ceiling grid or something like that, cuts into it over time.
  32. I was going to say that you probably downgraded...

    I was going to say that you probably downgraded more than upgraded with a NEST.

    I've never seen or touched one but I've heard of them on this site and they are ALWAYS a problem.
  33. Thread: Dick Wirz....

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    No problem. Cool, I just figured since he...

    No problem.

    Cool, I just figured since he seems to be revered around here, it would be 100% worth it to go to whatever he is talking about.
  34. Thread: Dick Wirz....

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    Techman Terry, There's an HVAC/R conference in...

    Techman Terry,

    There's an HVAC/R conference in Clermont, FL which is being done at the end of January, Dick Wirz is supposed to be there.

    I'm going for that and a lot of other things but I...
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    It's possible that it is, but a quick SH...

    It's possible that it is, but a quick SH measurement would confirm it either way.

    I'm just saying ice on a comp or pipes on a freezer does not mean it's flooding.
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    I love how people associate ice with flood back....

    I love how people associate ice with flood back.

    It's a freezer, the refrigerant is like -10*F if not lower. WELL below freezing, any moisture would just freeze onto the pipe. All that ice means...
  37. Great, good to hear.

    Great, good to hear.
  38. Flowing nitro is very common, the pro's do it. ...

    Flowing nitro is very common, the pro's do it.

    Also, if you can get your hands on oxy acetylene, that would make it much easier.
  39. Shouldn't require an outside guy, it's really not...

    Shouldn't require an outside guy, it's really not that difficult.

    What I was taught at a class at Trane, is get the copper a dull cherry red color, then just stick the rod on there and it'll flow,...
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    Good, guess I might not have been around too much...

    Good, guess I might not have been around too much then.

    Very true, that tends to be the fun part, when you get to where you've guessed it before you get to the unit, it tends to get kind of sad,...
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    Bberme, Haven't seen you around for a while,...

    Bberme,

    Haven't seen you around for a while, how you been?

    I try to occasionally sound intelligent.

    I agree, I tend to look for leaks first just because it seems more common, non...
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    I feel fortunate to know who the Guru was or...

    I feel fortunate to know who the Guru was or these things would go over my head.

    Say your discharge temp is too high, what would your first thought be as to why? A restriction, low refrigerant or...
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    Well.... The alarm is high discharge temp,...

    Well....

    The alarm is high discharge temp, which probably means the unit is not getting cooled like it should be, the compressor that is. So, checking your suction SH would be the correct first...
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    Sure, but was it going off on overheat until...

    Sure, but was it going off on overheat until someone messed with it? No.

    I'm sure any of us could walk in anywhere and find some problem with some unit, small or big, that's what we do.
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    I believe as long as the discharge temp is below...

    I believe as long as the discharge temp is below 225*F you'll be okay.

    Why would I care all that much how much hotter my refrigerant is AFTER the compressor? Superheat is there to ensure flooding...
  46. Normally when a wire connection burns up, it's at...

    Normally when a wire connection burns up, it's at the point of the connection or section if wire that's burnt.

    If the unit was overamping and your breaker didn't trip or a fuse didn't blow, it...
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    I agree with PHM on this one. You didn't have...

    I agree with PHM on this one.

    You didn't have a problem until someone messed with it, at least not performance wise. Sure, you could replace it, but I doubt it's necessary to get it working like...
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    Okay, sounds like you got it nearly figured out....

    Okay, sounds like you got it nearly figured out.

    The reason it's hard to turn will most likely be a bearing issue and may require you remove the shaft and replace the bearing.
  49. Great! What's the temp of the discharge line?...

    Great!

    What's the temp of the discharge line?
    Superheat?

    What's this unit service? A walk in fridge, refrigerators?

    Also, get an approach temp on the loop. Here's a thingy I made so I Would...
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    In this case you are talking about a vacuum pump...

    In this case you are talking about a vacuum pump and trying to fix it, I doubt that's something we can't help with since it's not really a danger to yourself nor are you able to call an HVAC tech...
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