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  1. Pay is dependent on your location and abilities. ...

    Pay is dependent on your location and abilities. Usually you'll start on a lower scale with commercial.
    Typical hours are also dependent on customer base. Most will be what I call bankers hours,...
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    Brand new meter box installed this spring.....

    Brand new meter box installed this spring.....
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    Yeah the voltage drop was definitely a clue. My...

    Yeah the voltage drop was definitely a clue. My background is electric forklifts so I dealt with really high amp loads and a tiny Voltage drop was a huge issue.
    Problem was sparky said it was...
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    Yes it would have been running hot. Unfortunately...

    Yes it would have been running hot. Unfortunately is 20 below up here so couldn't get any heat reading from the meter box to prove it.
    Sparky never even showed up.... he's still convinced it's a...
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    Quick update. Hydro came out and pulled the...

    Quick update. Hydro came out and pulled the meter. Found sparky had left 3 connections loose.
    Tightened everything up and no more nuisance trips
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    Antique resurrection

    It seems I've gotten a bit of a reputation for never turning down a challenge.
    This one was referred to me from an old customer.
    Art deco electric fireplace. It's filled with broken...
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    Was the charge adjusted for lineset size and...

    Was the charge adjusted for lineset size and length? Going up in line size isn't usually an issue. How is the insulation on the lines?
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    Other heat source is wood. When checking amps at...

    Other heat source is wood. When checking amps at panel with every major thing running, hot tub, dryer , oven and well pump had 155 amps on one leg and 148 on the other.
    So it's pretty balanced....
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    I'm gonna start with an almost totally plugged...

    I'm gonna start with an almost totally plugged drain and someone cleaning that coil without cleaning the pan and drain....
  10. Lot's of ways to do it. Easiest is probably a...

    Lot's of ways to do it. Easiest is probably a standard wifi stat like a sensi
  11. The most profitable part of a business is...

    The most profitable part of a business is different for every business.
    I make most of my money on service. And that is because I truly enjoy doing service. If I enjoyed installing as much...
  12. One thing I've been doing to quiet the noise on...

    One thing I've been doing to quiet the noise on most installs is up sizing the pipe to 3". Then the exaust is usually whisper quiet
  13. Just pull the covers off the evap if it's empty. ...

    Just pull the covers off the evap if it's empty. Charge with nitro and cover the evap with big blue. You'll see the leak for sure then.
    If it's a true unit beware the line set going up into back...
  14. I work for an hourly company doing mainly...

    I work for an hourly company doing mainly commercial. Time to diagnose issues isn't a problem.
    Well it's not a problem provided you get it right the first time.....
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    You can pump it down in either heat or cool mode....

    You can pump it down in either heat or cool mode.
    Just be certain to close the right valve
  16. No in my opinion that's not normal.

    No in my opinion that's not normal.
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    Yeah I know that I can pull one of the elements...

    Yeah I know that I can pull one of the elements out.
    But the basic problem in my eyes is that there is a problem with the service coming in. Either the breaker in the meter box or a loose...
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    The panel breaker isn't tripping. No gas backup...

    The panel breaker isn't tripping. No gas backup as we have no gas out here in the bush.
    Really not uncommon to run 80% of a service intermittent out here.
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    When this first tripped that was what I informed...

    When this first tripped that was what I informed him. A nuisance trip is usually due to heat build up from resistance.
    Unfortunately I can't just shut the service down and pull the meter. Have to...
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    I haven't witnessed the trip myself, but...

    I haven't witnessed the trip myself, but apparently it's only happening after ten minutes of heat strip use so in rush current can be ruled out.
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    That's my thoughts exactly. But sparky says...

    That's my thoughts exactly. But sparky says electric furnaces can do crazy things like fry transformers on poles without so much as blowing a fuse in the air handler.....
    Oh btw he hasn't even...
  22. In my area Goodman is cheapest on a few things....

    In my area Goodman is cheapest on a few things. One of them is gas residential furnaces. They pretty much own the low end market on that.
    But it's pretty rare that I see a Goodman rooftop unit....
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    House service main tripping

    My next door neighbor and best friend has built a 2200 sq foot addition to his house.
    I've been helping him with it. I installed a 20kw payne air handler and 3 ton heat pump. Heat pump works...
  24. Well the installation manual does say 0.5maximum...

    Well the installation manual does say 0.5maximum static no?
    If it's higher that that then it's really not going to work is it?
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    Best ice machines

    I have a customer looking for recommendations on a new ice machine. I service all makes and don't have much of a preference.
    Wondering which ones you guys like the most?
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    But you've modified the capacity of the system...

    But you've modified the capacity of the system with changing the dryer.
    As I and other's have pointed out keep charging until head pressure is at least 120 if the ambient is above 70 degree.
    ...
  27. That's actually fairly normal. And also why I...

    That's actually fairly normal. And also why I try not to install multi zone systems on different floors.
    If either zone calls for heat, then both evaporators get heat. If system is cooling then...
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    30 degrees isn't too low for heat pump operation....

    30 degrees isn't too low for heat pump operation. They work just fine down to zero.
    The reason for setting a cut off higher is for cost reasons. What is your price for gas heat vs electric heat...
  29. Last nuisance rollout trip I had was on a york...

    Last nuisance rollout trip I had was on a york rtu.in the end it was the solder joint on the board for the fan relay.
    Everything would work perfectly fine for a week or 2 after the rollout trip...
  30. I haven't worked with that model thermostat. But...

    I haven't worked with that model thermostat. But it seems to me the tech is missing something in the programming of it.
    Yes em heat will come on because you have the temp set lower at night.
    ...
  31. Or better yet, use it for climbing up the side of...

    Or better yet, use it for climbing up the side of the building when some kids shoved bubble gum into the mechanical room lock.
    The lock thing happened to me yesterday.
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    Being as we can't see it what I'd do is find a...

    Being as we can't see it what I'd do is find a great contractor, ask them to check it out and make recommendations from there.
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    My first suggestion is replace the nest...

    My first suggestion is replace the nest thermostat. It may in fact be the cause of your troubles
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    I'd actually just try adding a pinch more 134. ...

    I'd actually just try adding a pinch more 134.
    These one's seem to run really nice at 125/15 psi.at about 75 degrees.
    Probably just needs about half an ounce or so
  35. The lack of Schroeder is also due to regulations...

    The lack of Schroeder is also due to regulations regarding consumer goods and regulation of refrigerant.
    99% of people that hear I do refrigeration always ask me to pump up their refrigerator...
  36. If it was running most of the day and doing a...

    If it was running most of the day and doing a great job then likely you'll be fine with installing the same sized unit.
  37. Well as far as ductwork goes, you can get pretty...

    Well as far as ductwork goes, you can get pretty close on how much it will handle just by measuring it. Or if the blower and static specs are available on the existing unit you can run the unit and...
  38. As far as brands go Bryant, trane, Rheem they...

    As far as brands go Bryant, trane, Rheem they are all fine.
    Personally I'd go with Bryant but that's just from a service and parts perspective for me.
    For the longest lasting trouble free...
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    I pick my mint at the shoreline of my cabin.

    I pick my mint at the shoreline of my cabin.
  40. Just can't suck and blow at the same time

    Just can't suck and blow at the same time
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    The knobs and position look like a moffat. But...

    The knobs and position look like a moffat.
    But really could be anything
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    Probably purchased motor,inducer wheel and motor...

    Probably purchased motor,inducer wheel and motor cooling wheel as it's really cheap to do it that way on carrier stuff.
    Carrier wants a ton of money for the whole assembly.

    The only...
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    Not really the answer your looking for. But I...

    Not really the answer your looking for. But I put a ton of importance on manufacturer training
  44. I guess it depends on what's wrong with it. Could...

    I guess it depends on what's wrong with it. Could just be a simple fuse let go.
    Generally I find electric heat cheap and easy to fix. But some of the newer stuff has electronic boards that get...
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    I see a coupler built into the vent that's on the...

    I see a coupler built into the vent that's on the outside at both ends. And that certainly doesn't pass up here.
    Need to pop it a part and crimp that end so it slides into the downstream pipe....
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    Really as far as how long you can shower it will...

    Really as far as how long you can shower it will depend on the flow through the shower head.
    If your shower head flows 5 gallons per minute then in less than ten minutes you've used an entire...
  47. Sucking in snow or rain will certainly do that....

    Sucking in snow or rain will certainly do that. Look into snow or wind guards for the unit.
    And it will need a complete defrost to work properly once guards are in place
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    Yeah i saw that one too. Doesn't say much about...

    Yeah i saw that one too. Doesn't say much about where it's made.
    And not that I'm totally against imported stuff. But if it's close in price I'll go with north American stuff. Generally easier to...
  49. Could be the Schroeder valve was leaking a tiny...

    Could be the Schroeder valve was leaking a tiny bit before he even hooked up his guages. Then sometimes after checking the system they stop leaking.
    My habit is to use soap on the Schroeder...
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    I think I am gonna give them a shot in early...

    I think I am gonna give them a shot in early spring.
    They seem like quality machines and the price is really good.
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