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  1. Gonna suck if you wait 3 weeks for the board only...

    Gonna suck if you wait 3 weeks for the board only to discover you have a bad motor.
    Bite the bullet and call a professional to get you ac back cooling.
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    VT99 Pretty sure you are correct, however I have...

    VT99 Pretty sure you are correct, however I have seen a few Carrier condensers that utilize them as well. I have heard them called king valves and compressor service valves. But those few carrier...
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    Some Carrier condensers have king valves. You...

    Some Carrier condensers have king valves. You will have to crack the valve with a service tool to get pressure readings.

    Read the below article if you need a better understanding of the king...
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    Local supply house told me price just increased...

    Local supply house told me price just increased because the manufacture had a shortage. Kinda ironic the shortage comes as we are gearing up for the summer rush.
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    Chuck Sorry about the delay, have not had...

    Chuck

    Sorry about the delay, have not had much time to log in lately.

    Thanks for your input and sharing your knowledge. The stray voltage may be normal, but I checked another system that is...
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    Yes I have tested another beacon system sitting...

    Yes I have tested another beacon system sitting next to the system in question no stray voltage.
    I originally thought the problem would be in the condenser, went through every component (pressure...
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    I am hung up on the voltage to the cabinet...

    I am hung up on the voltage to the cabinet because it affected the contactor, not allowing it to close and operate, which I believe is the root of the problem.
    When it is chattering voltage across...
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    I do need to pick up an analog meter, good...

    I do need to pick up an analog meter, good suggestion. I have used 2 or 3 different digital meters during the course of this issue and all read the same.
    I would agree with you about the ghost...
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    I have 24V at the control board. From Common...

    I have 24V at the control board. From Common terminal on control board to the cabinet metal I pick up 13V.
    Tested with LV wires (Ser/ Comp/ C) to condenser disconnected so I would say the...
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    Yes, ground is correct

    Yes, ground is correct
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    Beacon II Low Voltage Issue

    I am having a voltage issue with a Beacon 2 system.


    I am picking up stray voltage which in turn will not let the 24V contator coil close.
    From 24V Common to the metal cabinet I am getting...
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    I don't think Ameristar has every produced any...

    I don't think Ameristar has every produced any R-22 equipment.

    They do not list any r-22 parts or equipment reference on the dealer web site.

    I do believe a standard piston will fit. The...
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    806117

    806117
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    You have to order TXV Separate. it does come...

    You have to order TXV Separate.
    it does come with a piston installed.
  15. As rider77 said, not enough information to...

    As rider77 said, not enough information to provide a diagnosis and we can't provide DIY.

    However, if it works when you jump out the t-stat wires, then I would move the possibility of a bad wire...
  16. No offense, but I would suggest calling a...

    No offense, but I would suggest calling a professional. It may be cheaper in the long run to pay someone with experience, before you blow a transformer or control board by shorting out the wrong...
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    Yes the first 2 compressors were Trane...

    Yes the first 2 compressors were Trane aftermarket compressors. Both Failed.
    The third compressor was OEM and it works fine.

    First replacement compressor fired off and ran normally, but failed...
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    I agree with you, I am not one to accept that...

    I agree with you, I am not one to accept that something is bad out the box, even though it does happen.

    It may have sucked loose oil from the system, but I cannot understand where the oil was...
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    This was my first and last encounter with them. ...

    This was my first and last encounter with them. They don't have them for all units. I ordered a 10 ton & 5 ton on the same day. Parts guy said he didn't have 5 ton in SF model. But pushed the 10...
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    Changed the compressor today and it is operating...

    Changed the compressor today and it is operating normal.

    So I really don't have a definite resolution.
    Apparently the first 2 compressors where defective, is all I can figure.

    I have learned...
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    Sorry for the delay in getting back.. Going...

    Sorry for the delay in getting back..

    Going back to the unit this afternoon.

    Hopefully I will have a resolution for everyone.
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    Unit name plate does not list required charge the...

    Unit name plate does not list required charge the following was copied from service facts:

    Table 3. TWA Refrigerant Charge (R-22)(a)
    (a) Sufficient operating charge for outdoor unit and 25 feet...
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    Thanks everyone for the input. Pulled 37 lbs...

    Thanks everyone for the input.

    Pulled 37 lbs out of unit initially. Was able to get 33 lbs back in before having to start up. Was going to watch pressures and add rest of charge, but didn't...
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    No accumulator in system. Yes Driers & metering...

    No accumulator in system. Yes Driers & metering devices removed.
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    Name plate LRA is 278 and its only pulling around...

    Name plate LRA is 278 and its only pulling around 225 before it kicks out.

    No unusual noises.
    Brand new contactor.
    Indoor temp around 76 Outdoor temp 85
    Did not check amps on initial start...
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    10 Ton Compressor Problems

    American Standard 10 Ton Split Heat Pump
    Model # TWA120A300FB

    R-22 System 208-230/3

    Replaced Scroll Compressor & charged system.
    Started system up and unit ran for about 5-7 minutes,...
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    781471

    781471
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    Yes. I use it for residential and some light...

    Yes. I use it for residential and some light commercial. I recovered a 10 ton unit with one yesterday.
  29. #1 Make sure your current employer is good with...

    #1 Make sure your current employer is good with you doing side work, or it may not be a steady gig anymore.

    #2 Get licensed and insured.

    #3 You will need some financial knowledge to know how...
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    We register all warranties and provide the...

    We register all warranties and provide the customer with a copy of all documentation.
    Its a very simple process that takes less than 5 minutes.
    I am sure we have all had customers that was told...
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    What Buford said. & Keep learning you will get...

    What Buford said. & Keep learning you will get there.
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    Lol. Dry humor. Determining if the board is bad...

    Lol. Dry humor.
    Determining if the board is bad is pretty simple and You sound confident so you will probably figure it out.
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    You stated the reason for you to bypassing the...

    You stated the reason for you to bypassing the board was "if" it was bad.
    Have you determined if the board is in fact bad?

    Second question: If someone tells you "what they thought" (as you...
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    Don't know that they sell stickers for mixed...

    Don't know that they sell stickers for mixed refrigerant. But they make a sticker for MO99. You would of course have to annotate that it is mixed.


    737551
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    Most definitely the unit should be clearly marked...

    Most definitely the unit should be clearly marked that an alternate refrigerant was used. Most supply houses have stickers you can get to put on the unit. Or at least they did with MO99. And I...
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    15-20 year old unit. Are we really worried about...

    15-20 year old unit. Are we really worried about getting SC/SH perfect? If you know what your doing you can get the unit operating within range to do its job a little longer. Sure pressures may be...
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    Sounds like you may have more than one issue...

    Sounds like you may have more than one issue going on.
    The suction pressure is defiantly an issue. I would check the reversing valve as stated in a previous post. Make sure it is in fact...
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    He Gone!!! But I think he knew a little more...

    He Gone!!! But I think he knew a little more about the refrigeration cycle and such to be just a store owner. Or he been googling a lot one.
    Reading through this thread was fun until this point,...
  39. As long as the supply and return duct is properly...

    As long as the supply and return duct is properly sized and installed it should not make a difference either way
    But like heatingman said it sucks working on one in the attic in the middle of...
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    I have seen MO99 added on top of R22 with no...

    I have seen MO99 added on top of R22 with no issues.
    The proper thing to do is recover and recharge with one type refrigerant, however some people do not want to pay the extra.
    As BBeerme said...
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    I watched a video on the hydronic Hilmar swager...

    I watched a video on the hydronic Hilmar swager which shows how to service the tool and change the fluid. Those of you using the Hilmar, how often do you have to service it?
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    Swage Tool Opinions

    I been looking to buy a swaging tool but have never used the mechanical swagers.
    I was looking at the Hilmar CS 1839015 or the Yellow Jacket 60407.
    Any of you guys used either or recommend one over...
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    Check out a book called Mark Up & Profit by...

    Check out a book called Mark Up & Profit by Michael Stone. Book contains some very good business information, in my opinion. The author is more geared toward general construction, but you can...
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    It all falls back on the GC as has been stated...

    It all falls back on the GC as has been stated several times and also the code inspector. In my area we rarely bid new construction because the GC are looking for the cheapest install possible. And...
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    Achieving the million mark has a lot of factors,...

    Achieving the million mark has a lot of factors, it will take a lot of hard work, dedication and the correct fundamentals. I would not set the mark at a million starting a new business, because you...
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    I like to put refrigerant jug in a bucket of hot...

    I like to put refrigerant jug in a bucket of hot water to help get it in faster after its Started up. But it should suck the rest in if your system is operating properly.
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    And it is just that a trap. You can't tell in...

    And it is just that a trap.
    You can't tell in the picture but the pipe goes upward after it leaves the trap.
    Store owner did not understand why water was leaking in the floor from all 3 units.
    ...
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    Drain Issues

    3 into 1.

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    Most multi-hp condenser motors have 5 wires. ...

    Most multi-hp condenser motors have 5 wires.
    Brown & Brown with white stripe = capacitor
    White = common(hot leg)
    Red or Black depending on hp being used = hot leg
    Cap off the unused red or...
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