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    Even going electric, it seems that 5000$ for a...

    Even going electric, it seems that 5000$ for a solar setup is cost prohibitive.
    Could put 5k of insulation on that heater and never look back LOL.

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  2. I just have that bit in a ONE NOTE page. I...

    I just have that bit in a ONE NOTE page.
    I believe it's from the Reliatel manual tho.

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    Here you go.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201024/f416272380463c34a6940bb8e576a75f.jpg

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    No, I ment actually "allowing" too much oil to...

    No, I ment actually "allowing" too much oil to leave the crankcase due to ring wear.
    I've only seen it a couple times. Both had oil glasses and good piping, which was helpful.
    Checking the...
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    Sounds like maybe one of your recips may be...

    Sounds like maybe one of your recips may be pumping too much oil.
    Too much wear. But was that caused by poor oil return or flood back? Chicken or the egg.

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    In reference to oil migration as you put it, do...

    In reference to oil migration as you put it, do you actually mean oil return or lack thereof?

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  7. I cant remember for sure but I thought Seresco...

    I cant remember for sure but I thought Seresco had some trouble shooting procedure for those. Possibly.

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  8. Thread: Unsteady CO

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    Lo nox inserts? Sent from my SM-G950U using...

    Lo nox inserts?

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    I ordered a bag. Might have them tonight. ...

    I ordered a bag.
    Might have them tonight.

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    @rundawg . What do you think of the new silicone...

    @rundawg .
    What do you think of the new silicone plugs from NCI?


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    Color of flame doesnt tell you how its burning....

    Color of flame doesnt tell you how its burning.
    And, wielding of an analyzer, doesn't mean the appliance gets set up correctly., if the "wielder" can't correctly interpret the readings.

    Sent...
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    Following. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

    Following.

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    [QUOTE=anthonyac1;25938071]Yes, glycol level...

    Yes, glycol level first.
    I thought the level changed when the other tank was brought on line. My bad.

    However, still unclear if it worked before as you found it. BUT, now that theyve added...
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    Quote. ...But now it stopped cooling once they...

    Quote.
    ...But now it stopped cooling once they opened another isolation valve to add another tank. ......End quote.

    I'd would start there.


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    If you use vinegar judiciously, it is a great...

    If you use vinegar judiciously, it is a great cleaner and disinfectant. If you use it like some of the testing labs , it can destroy many things.
    It appears they use straight white vinegar in...
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    Good that you're doing that. Last week, out of...

    Good that you're doing that.
    Last week, out of 10 package units I found 5 burning OK. The others needed lo-nox inserts removing , or were over fired, or 1 was way underfired.

    Interesting that 2...
  17. Thread: TXV Stuck Open?

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    I tried the dime thing once but it definitely was...

    I tried the dime thing once but it definitely was flooding back and I couldn't leave it like that. So I used shim material and tried a couple THINnesses lol and it worked out well for overnight.
    ...
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    Still shouldn't blow the relief. Sounds like the...

    Still shouldn't blow the relief.
    Sounds like the expansion capacity is too small.
    (Also, the tank pressure should be 4-5 psi higher than the static pressure, to give enough pressure at the highest...
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    This is true. I was thinking of the "higher" hp...

    This is true.
    I was thinking of the "higher" hp motors. Not the 1/4 and under. Not had issues with those.
    I've had a few failures on ac units at ⅓hp. That's what made me also start installing...
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    If I'm stuck with only a cheesy screw-on pressure...

    If I'm stuck with only a cheesy screw-on pressure switch, I usually use it as a control for a fan cycle relay. (that I would add.)

    As @ehsx says. Stand-a-lone, they're ok for safety but Penn...
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    Well shoot! I thought you were still out and...

    Well shoot! I thought you were still out and about.
    Come out of retirement @stump! Too many good guys retired/retiring.[emoji53]




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    Well I like to measure as much as I can. Example....

    Well I like to measure as much as I can. Example.
    Today had a boiler short cycling.
    Found secondary loop pump running at 45hz off off differencial pressure switch. Measuring by curve and triple...
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    I put a gauge on a circ whenever I can. 1 gauge...

    I put a gauge on a circ whenever I can. 1 gauge with piping to inlet and outlet and isolation valves. Or at least a way to easily tap into the system for flow varification, using Pete's plugs or...
  24. I asked about combustion analysis before I saw...

    I asked about combustion analysis before I saw how rapid the "misfire" is.
    It will.probably be poor, due to the constant recombustion.
    Oh! I just thought of something. It's a modulating furnace!...
  25. Runner tube clean? Orifice size is correct?...

    Runner tube clean? Orifice size is correct? Combustion report?
    What is a tempstar "mod?"
    What is "good" gas pressure?
    Post M# and S#.

    EDIT..just saw video. Pretty good one![emoji106]
    Check...
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    Yup, and you give up looking for it, and later...

    Yup, and you give up looking for it, and later you knee down to work on a lower section and your knee finds what your eyes could not!

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  27. Thread: Suspicious

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    Yeah I signed up for that a while back. It did...

    Yeah I signed up for that a while back. It did take a few weeks.
    Not sure how much I would pay for the magazine, but it is interesting.

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    Good on you Matt! Hang in there. BTW your listed...

    Good on you Matt! Hang in there.
    BTW your listed interests cracked me up. I had you pegged (I thought) as a completely different type of guy.[emoji846]

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  29. Thread: Suspicious

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    Suspicious

    Anyone else get this?
    Do I open it? (I'm curious) What say you?

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    Well, I'm actually agreeing with you that OEM is...

    Well, I'm actually agreeing with you that OEM is the way to go.

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    Do all the easy things first. In particular make...

    Do all the easy things first. In particular make sure that the contacts are clean and the screws are tight and the wires are landed on the right terminals. you can compare it to the other boiler.
    ...
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    I have a couple of customers who go aftermarket...

    I have a couple of customers who go aftermarket motors on Trane voyagers and Trane RTAA. They change Motors every two years lol

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    I'm not being personal[emoji2] It's just that...

    I'm not being personal[emoji2]
    It's just that there was no mention of flame.

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    Got gas? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

    Got gas?

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    I carried 6 analogs for a few years. Really handy...

    I carried 6 analogs for a few years. Really handy for rack work. 3 of them only had the low side guage and 2 hoses.
    Now its blutooth FP, and an sman 380 for recording purposes. Testo 550 and a...
  36. Thread: inverter trip

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    Not following the 60 watt light bulb thing. Am...

    Not following the 60 watt light bulb thing.
    Am interested tho. Can you elaborate?

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    If you do in fact slow the compressor motor down...

    If you do in fact slow the compressor motor down with some type of speed control. Then most likely you will not get the pressure difference across the expansion valve that you need for correct...
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    And the winner is ......yours truly. Really my...

    And the winner is ......yours truly.
    Really my boy is the winner.
    I hope he gets into it and becomes a tech of some type.

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    Hahaha gotta love it. I saw one once where...

    Hahaha gotta love it.
    I saw one once where someone said the heck with getting that pump in there. They set it on the roof and piped out to it!

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    I didnt know that about PAG. [emoji106] Sent...

    I didnt know that about PAG. [emoji106]

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    760000 is atmospheric pressure. Each inch ,or...

    760000 is atmospheric pressure.
    Each inch ,or 25400 microns is subtracted from that 760000. So 1" is 760000 -25400.
    29.902" subtracted from 760000 is
    (29.902 x 25400=759510)

    760000 -...
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    PAG oil is also very hygroscopic. Sent from my...

    PAG oil is also very hygroscopic.

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    I subtracted the 711000 from 760000. We shoot...

    I subtracted the 711000 from 760000.
    We shoot for 500 microns holding below 1000 on a used system.
    Micron guages show a lower and lower vacuum. "0" being perfect.

    Compressed air would put...
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    Your vacuum was only about 50000 microns. You...

    Your vacuum was only about 50000 microns. You may have some flush and air in the system still.

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    Bulb pressure opens. Spring and evap pressure...

    Bulb pressure opens.
    Spring and evap pressure close. So the bulb would see same pressure as r22, (based on pipe temperature.)
    The equalizer would see high pressure (closing force) and the spring...
  46. Maybe back to why you read 6.8 amps on the start...

    Maybe back to why you read 6.8 amps on the start wire?


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  47. Can't help much in this forum. No DIY. You sound...

    Can't help much in this forum. No DIY.
    You sound like you could solve it tho.
    Here's a hint . What's LRA on that compressor?



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  48. I dont want to say more in an open...

    I dont want to say more in an open forum.[emoji53]

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  49. It's an air pressure difference issue, and/or...

    It's an air pressure difference issue, and/or vapor pressure issue.
    Installing a tee, near the termination, on the inside of the house may solve it.
    The tee gives other benefits during cold weather...
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    Hang in there(here). Get your post count up and...

    Hang in there(here).
    Get your post count up and apply for pro membership. Then guys will help. I don't know squat about those machines so can't help you tho.


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