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    Anyone see this before?

    Have you ever see a king valve cap split like this?812230
  2. Your system may have worked fine for many years...

    Your system may have worked fine for many years with the Nest. However I have seen that happen before. Then the latest Nest update is installed and then the problem occurs. So the Nest may be OK, the...
  3. We are supposed to pull permits for newly...

    We are supposed to pull permits for newly installed equipment. But hardly anyone does.

    Not permit is required when replacing existing equipment.

    But it depends on the local code.
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    Just looked at one like that yesterday. Has...

    Just looked at one like that yesterday. Has rusted flame runner so only ignites one of 5 tubes and goes out on no flame error.

    Looking at the rusted out tubes I told customer she should replace it...
  5. Vin, Someone needs to push that to You Tube...

    Vin,

    Someone needs to push that to You Tube for more exposure.

    I can not wrap my head around the Democratic point of view. I just do not get how anyone can think that way.

    Can someone help...
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    Those blower wheels are not that hard to pull....

    Those blower wheels are not that hard to pull. Lots of You Tube videos to help you along.

    Takes about 2 hours first time, after that about an hour or so.
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    If you do a heat pump, take a look at the Bosch....

    If you do a heat pump, take a look at the Bosch. I have been quite impressed with the ones I have installed. Customers are real happy.

    My house was built in 1910. Only have 100 amps, so probably...
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    When I do 1/2" knockouts, I have the reducers at...

    When I do 1/2" knockouts, I have the reducers at the ready 'cause I know what to expect.

    But as time go by, I actually seem to be getting better at getting that disk out without further damage.
    ...
  9. Thread: Carrier QC

    by joemach
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    Happened to me and the other guys on a gas...

    Happened to me and the other guys on a gas install. I was corrected ant told that they were not nipples, but pipe extenders.
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    It is called a concentric vent. You may need to...

    It is called a concentric vent. You may need to google that to see a picture of it. It should be what you see on the roof.
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    Thank! I never say that kind of fill valve...

    Thank!

    I never say that kind of fill valve before. I am used to the other kind. So it works sort of backwards and only allows the water pressure in the boiler to build to the pressure in the...
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    Yup! That is exactly what I had on that job. As...

    Yup! That is exactly what I had on that job. As soon as I pumped up the expansion tank, I was able to get the boiler up to 12-15 psi.

    Job is done now and working properly thanks to all the help I...
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    I am beginning to like the T4/T6 stats. Didn't...

    I am beginning to like the T4/T6 stats. Didn't like them at first due to the display, but customers loved them.

    My preference is the new Honeywell 8000 series Vision Pro. I feel it gives more...
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    Have a link or oic?

    Have a link or oic?
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    Actually, there are still a lot of unanswered...

    Actually, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about these new Bosch systems. Do you have a rep you deal with? He would be your best source for any info you need. I know the manuals are...
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    Ok Jay, I get what you are after... I think ...

    Ok Jay, I get what you are after... I think

    First off, I disagree with you having to pay for the second service call. It is not your fault that he does not have it on the truck. It is not...
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    I have that exact same set up. So I must be doing...

    I have that exact same set up. So I must be doing something right.
  18. I would almost guarantee that a person is making...

    I would almost guarantee that a person is making that change. There is nothing the system could do to change the setting on the thermostat.
  19. That is not the best way to test a micron gauge....

    That is not the best way to test a micron gauge.

    Get a recovery tank to test it on.
  20. Refrigeratuion doesn't really have a "slo...

    Refrigeratuion doesn't really have a "slo season". You might want to wonder in that direction.
  21. I don't get it.

    I don't get it.
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    Around here and in most places a 30 minute lunch...

    Around here and in most places a 30 minute lunch is a requirement as well as 15 minute break in the morning and afternoon.
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    My point is, how is is getting 110 from the 220...

    My point is, how is is getting 110 from the 220 disconnect?

    Is he using the ground wire as the neutral?
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    Around here whoever supplies your oil would be...

    Around here whoever supplies your oil would be able to come out in a day or 2.

    Did you give them a try?
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    If this was the situation that I was put in, I...

    If this was the situation that I was put in, I would be calling my boss to let him know that I will be a while on this start up. When he asks why, I would send him a picture and let him know what...
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    Mikey, you know that it is never the equipment-...

    Mikey, you know that it is never the equipment- it is the install. The problem with Goodman is that anyone can buy and "attempt" to install it.

    I installed a Goodman 11 years ago. My first install...
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    You may need to tie a rope around his ankles so...

    You may need to tie a rope around his ankles so he doesn't fall in.

    Get him up to speed quick, he will be handy in those tight crawl spaces.
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    Now wait a minute... I see a 110 outlet coming...

    Now wait a minute... I see a 110 outlet coming out of what is most likely a 220 disconnect. What is going on there?
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    I also like using a surge protected disconnect. I...

    I also like using a surge protected disconnect. I use Mars. Probably not the best but better than nothing.
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    I use wall brackets on every mini I can. Keeps...

    I use wall brackets on every mini I can. Keeps the condenser off the ground and out of harms way as well as looking good.

    I even wall mound conventional condensers if I have a brick or concrete...
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    Thanks Icy. That makes sense. How ever I am...

    Thanks Icy. That makes sense.

    How ever I am still somewhat baffled to understand how only having 4 psi in the expansion tank would not all the fill valve to allow the boiler to fill to 12-14 psi....
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    I have painted the line hide before and really...

    I have painted the line hide before and really gives that finished look.

    I also painted the white line set so it all just disappeared.

    have a pic of the indoor air handler?
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    Checked the tank and no water came out, only air....

    Checked the tank and no water came out, only air. Found out the expansion tank only had 4 psi. Pumped it up to 12 and all is good again.

    Just don't understand how bleeding off a little air from...
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    Fujitsu has units that go down to -15 degrees. So...

    Fujitsu has units that go down to -15 degrees. So do other major ductless manufacturers. With no backup heat and higher SEER/HSPF.

    You should take a look at Bosch for conventional systems. Goes...
  35. Again... Bluvac

    Again... Bluvac
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    Jim, This is what is so confusing to me. All...

    Jim,

    This is what is so confusing to me. All radiators were getting hot and operating as normal until I drained some for the air from the air bleeder. The temp in the boiler did not rise quickly...
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    When I did a power purge on the whole system, new...

    When I did a power purge on the whole system, new water did come into the boiler.
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    I did not have an air gauge to check the air...

    I did not have an air gauge to check the air pressure in the tank. Going back tomorrow with a good one. First boiler of the season and need to get my boiler tools all together.

    While doing the...
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    Never saw this before- Baffled!

    So I did a maintenance on a hot water oil boiler. All tuned it up and was running clean & great.

    Pressure 12 psi cold 14-15 when running.

    Just before leaving I check the auto air bleeder and...
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    Actually at the corporate level, Home Depot wants...

    Actually at the corporate level, Home Depot wants to keep you as a happy customer. Although they did not actually do the work (a sub contractor did), they are responsible as the "prime contractor"...
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    You need to contact corporate HD. We can't...

    You need to contact corporate HD.

    We can't help from over here.
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    I am with you on that Terry. But now my toolbox...

    I am with you on that Terry. But now my toolbox is getting too heavy. But I don'y know what I can remove from it and be "fully equipt" to handle whatever I run into on a call.

    I almost never need...
  43. Thread: Tin Snips

    by joemach
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    I think just getting a new pair would be better...

    I think just getting a new pair would be better use of my time. Sort of like changing seals on the Appion Core Removal Tools. For the cost, I just replace them once a year or whenever I lose...
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    Did power off and back on, but no red lights.

    Did power off and back on, but no red lights.
  45. Thread: Tin Snips

    by joemach
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    Thanks for all the input guys. In my original...

    Thanks for all the input guys. In my original post I said I had Midwestern - should have said Midwest (seems to be popular here). Is there a way to sharpen or adjust them? seems like the 2 jaws are...
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    Customer said he say red lights. When I got there...

    Customer said he say red lights. When I got there no red lights.

    Spend some time last night studying Service Facts on this thing. Customer did not have a copy. Got to know the diagnostic codes...
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    Sorry for the lack of info. I have the service...

    Sorry for the lack of info. I have the service facts and the troubleshoot info. I was just trying to get my head around the blower before the coil and wondered if ther was anything different.
    ...
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    American Standard

    Anyone familiar with this Am. Std. system?

    Air Handler:
    M- TAM7A0C36H31SDB
    S- 14313M64AV

    Heat pump with the blower before the coil. Push through, not pull through. Not sure how that could...
  49. Thread: Tin Snips

    by joemach
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    Thanks. Good info.

    Thanks. Good info.
  50. Thread: Tin Snips

    by joemach
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    Tin Snips

    What are the best tin snips that you guys like using?

    The supply houses around here only have Mid Western or Lennox.

    I am getting frustrated with some of the ones I have. Want to get some...
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