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    They have steel blades for that. Sent from the...

    They have steel blades for that.

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  2. Also lazy yellow flame sounds like lack of oxygen...

    Also lazy yellow flame sounds like lack of oxygen so with as little information as I have it could be that your home is getting low on oxygen if this is a ventless or a malfunctioning vented heater....
  3. Sounds like it probably just needs cleaned. most...

    Sounds like it probably just needs cleaned. most techs and companies don't like to mess with them because they consider them cheap junk which is basically what they are. Myself I do service them....
  4. That made it all made sense to me. Constant...

    That made it all made sense to me. Constant crankcase heat it is i guess.

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    I would look at other chemicals in your house...

    I would look at other chemicals in your house like pest control chemicals and cleaners because R600 and gas are some of the least toxic chemicals in your home. One common pest control spray in my...
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    Hmm i guess it is either mint chip or mold chip....

    Hmm i guess it is either mint chip or mold chip.

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    Maybe moldy ice cream. [emoji16][emoji510] ...

    Maybe moldy ice cream. [emoji16][emoji510]

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    And set it up to run on the cold end of the range...

    And set it up to run on the cold end of the range to produce more condensate to wash contaminants away.

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  9. Thanks i am reading that now. Sent from the...

    Thanks i am reading that now.

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    Same here and we get insane rain sometimes. ...

    Same here and we get insane rain sometimes.

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    Oh okay. I've never seen that before the one on...

    Oh okay. I've never seen that before the one on the fresh air pipe is important though. Without looking at the installation location I don't know why there would be a 90 on it but it would probably...
  12. I am wondering what causes there to be a pressure...

    I am wondering what causes there to be a pressure differential that allows the refrigerant to migrate into the oil when the oil is warmer than the evaporator? I'm starting to understand that it...
  13. I feel like there is something I don't know about...

    I feel like there is something I don't know about here. What causes the pressure differential between the oil and the refrigerant?

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    I have not seen a problem with that and the 90...

    I have not seen a problem with that and the 90 on the end of the fresh air pipe is usually important.

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    It doesn't go straight into the control...

    It doesn't go straight into the control compartment but I have connected conduit to a train for the thermostat wire. Then I run the thermostat wire looped back through into the control compartment...
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    If you are having symptoms that you believe to be...

    If you are having symptoms that you believe to be related to r600a refrigerant you should be much more worried about natural gas or propane leaks if you have such in your house because refrigerators...
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    It may be tough but it doesn't have fittings for...

    It may be tough but it doesn't have fittings for connecting to the condenser.

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  18. I am not familiar with that controller but if i...

    I am not familiar with that controller but if i am not mistaken all current fujitsu units come with a wifi module built in so you should be able to use the Fujitsu FGLair app without any added...
  19. I have often wondered about putting a temperature...

    I have often wondered about putting a temperature switch on the CCH to only run it below 80 or something like that.

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  20. Me too but sadly manufacturers don't care if it...

    Me too but sadly manufacturers don't care if it makes it out of warranty.

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  21. I believe a crank case heater reduces the seer...

    I believe a crank case heater reduces the seer rating.

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  22. Crank case heater. They warm the oil to drive...

    Crank case heater.
    They warm the oil to drive out the refrigerant.

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    No i have a cheap digital pen soldering iron and...

    No i have a cheap digital pen soldering iron and an extension cord and of course good old lead solder.
    ...
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    I do that any chance I get. Also if i repair a...

    I do that any chance I get. Also if i repair a thermostat wire I solder and heat shrink it and run conduit to make my repair permanent.

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  25. Those adaptive defrost boards can be finicky. If...

    Those adaptive defrost boards can be finicky.
    If the air duct got clogged from icing up when the door got left open a crack or something then you will have to defrost it manually.

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  26. Is air actually getting to the fridge section?...

    Is air actually getting to the fridge section?
    It sounds like a defrost problem to me. Is the defrost timer mechanical or a board?

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  27. Payne for one. Sent from the Okie state usin...

    Payne for one.

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  28. Just buy one of the brands that has them. We sell...

    Just buy one of the brands that has them. We sell Armstrong and they have high and low pressure switches. We sold champion and they had high pressure switches.

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  29. Just use condensate pump tablets. But if the...

    Just use condensate pump tablets.
    But if the tubing is accessible just replace it. The pumps i have been using have a roll included in the box.

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  30. I also use it for checking the pan temp when i am...

    I also use it for checking the pan temp when i am making burgers. It is repeatable so even if it isn't accurate it still puts a number on the temp that either did or didn't work well for me.

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  31. I carry a flute and a harbor freight infrared...

    I carry a flute and a harbor freight infrared thermometer and they are within two degrees of each other so the harbor freight one is up to 22 off when the fluke is only 20 off. Infrared...
  32. I think it means talk to text fails again....

    I think it means talk to text fails again. [emoji16]

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  33. In my opinion if it's 10 past years old for the...

    In my opinion if it's 10 past years old for the price of a new pump and hose I'd replace them both. At the same time in a basement there's probably not much risk of water damage and with your tub...
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    Hey man are you quoting adds? [emoji1787] Yeah...

    Hey man are you quoting adds? [emoji1787]
    Yeah that's what I've gathered. I'm having a really hard time deciding between pour foam and blue board. Both are good products but I really want to try...
  35. No because of comfort. The blast of hot air from...

    No because of comfort. The blast of hot air from a furnace can be uncomfortable especially if you like a fairly cool house. The heat pump gives a nice gentle slow heat that never makes and feel...
  36. In my area I believe the cost of operation...

    In my area I believe the cost of operation between heat pump and gas heat is not too far off especially since we have pretty mild short Winters but my boss has a heat pump with a gas furnace and he...
  37. I think efficiency versus cost of operation is...

    I think efficiency versus cost of operation is one of those things that doesn't so much get forgotten as much as blatantly ignored. Manufacturers want you to buy the new thing that claims to be more...
  38. I don't know what temperature would be best to...

    I don't know what temperature would be best to use for compressor lockout but that can be calculated. Once you know your temperatures then you can figure out how best to set your thermostat.

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  39. There is a distinct difference between efficient...

    There is a distinct difference between efficient and cost effective. If you burn natural gas in a furnace vs letting the power plant burn natural gas and your heat pump delivery 3 to 4 times more...
  40. I carry a hilmor bag that weighs more than my 4...

    I carry a hilmor bag that weighs more than my 4 year old son. [emoji1787]

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    Same here. I think my G5 recovery pump holds at...

    Same here. I think my G5 recovery pump holds at least a quarter lb in its condenser. One time i recovered 20+lb of r22 out of a 4 ton condenser that took around 10lb. I had no doubts about why the...
  42. Thread: Goodman

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    I was just joking but I can't remember what...

    I was just joking but I can't remember what brands go which way so i always just try one way and then reverse it if i am wrong.

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    Maybe that's the ones that somebody replaced the...

    Maybe that's the ones that somebody replaced the reversing valve with a Rheem reversing valve. [emoji1787]

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    Coming in loud and clear. [emoji16] Sent from...

    Coming in loud and clear. [emoji16]

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  45. Thread: What tools?

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    Good post. Fluke makes amazing meters although I...

    Good post. Fluke makes amazing meters although I still don't like the company.

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    I would be inclined to check the blower capacitor...

    I would be inclined to check the blower capacitor and amp draw just to be sure the blower is not on the verge of quitting and maybe not moving enough air.

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    I got a call from a contractor once that the mini...

    I got a call from a contractor once that the mini split we had installed was not working. When I got there it was wrapped in paper and tape for painting. I just chuckled and said good because you had...
  48. Thread: Evap ice melter.

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    I have noticed something disturbing. About 75% of...

    I have noticed something disturbing. About 75% of the refrigerators i work on in rentals have cockroaches and about 50% have them really bad.

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  49. Thread: Wire crimps

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    It says in the paperwork that it works both ways...

    It says in the paperwork that it works both ways and it sure looks like it is symmetrical.

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    Amazon comes through again. $16 with my prime day...

    Amazon comes through again. $16 with my prime day discount and it arrived on a Sunday just in time for work on Monday! This feels so nice and well made in my hand.
    Thanks for the tip. I can't wait...
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