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  1. Good to hear he did the right thing.

    Good to hear he did the right thing.
  2. Replace. Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk

    Replace.

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  3. When you find an actual qualified tech, let him...

    When you find an actual qualified tech, let him know that little breaker has tripped multiple times, it will need to be replaced as well. But unless this system is ancient, it is fixable, and it is...
  4. According the most residential building codes,...

    According the most residential building codes, you will need to have a Manual J Load Calculation done. This is required even for system replacement. As far as the furnace, an 80% is just fine, maybe...
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    To get the full benefit of variable speed air...

    To get the full benefit of variable speed air conditioning you will need to use the thermostat from the manufacturer of the equipment. If you wish to keep your ecobee, go with 2 stage conventional...
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    Why am I not surprised? :LOL:

    Why am I not surprised? :LOL:
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    You can turn off the outside fan, as mentioned...

    You can turn off the outside fan, as mentioned earlier, but you will not be able to recreate the issue. If it is running fine in cooling mode, I would wait for either a really cool evening, or...
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    Is that a Supco hard start kit?

    Is that a Supco hard start kit?
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    BTW, I teach all my students how to do this, this...

    BTW, I teach all my students how to do this, this should be in the Wall of Pride.
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    I hope that thing is secured to the unit...

    I hope that thing is secured to the unit somehow....hate to see it fall over! :angel:

    Can you imagine the look on the next sales techs face to open that panel up!
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    Is the airflow set correctly for the heat mode?...

    Is the airflow set correctly for the heat mode? Airflow may be too low, remember that in heat mode the inside unit turns into the condenser and the outside unit turns into the evaporator.

    Now,...
  12. Most new codes do not allow for using the joist...

    Most new codes do not allow for using the joist space for a plenum. He needs to seal the walls of the "plenum"
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    HVAC calc....but that is not ACCA licensed and or...

    HVAC calc....but that is not ACCA licensed and or endorsement. Still a great program.

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    Bulb placement does affect the valve operation. I...

    Bulb placement does affect the valve operation. I have moved a bulb from the bottom to the manufacturer recommend position and the TXV stopped hunting....thermal contact with pipe and good insulation...
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    That is correct, but as I pull the bulb off the...

    That is correct, but as I pull the bulb off the line to braze, it does not bother me. I think Trane is the only one who ships it installed, which means some installers are overheating the bulb...
  16. Contact the state board that governs HVAC...

    Contact the state board that governs HVAC companies. Their tech admitted to causing the problem. If they do not try to make it right, lawyer up...
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    Bulb should be place either between 2 and 5...

    Bulb should be place either between 2 and 5 o'clock position or the 7 and 10 o'clock position. NEVER on top or on bottom of pipe. It needs to be insulated. Once you do this verify subcooling. ~8-10°...
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    You should have told the tech, that yes the lines...

    You should have told the tech, that yes the lines are dry! YOU haven't brazed the copper lines in the attic YET!

    Seems to be a communication error or just they sent a "sales-tech" to do the job...
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    This is why I do not work with builders or new...

    This is why I do not work with builders or new construction. Too much time up front to do it right that they do not want to compensate for.
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    Sizing ductwork is based on an accurate ACCA...

    Sizing ductwork is based on an accurate ACCA Manual J Load Calculation, this will provide the required CFM per room of the house, in both heating and cooling. The contractor then takes that info into...
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    Is there a limitation to the gage of wire the...

    Is there a limitation to the gage of wire the wire tracers can be used on?
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    We size airflow for the higher of the two. The...

    We size airflow for the higher of the two. The duct needs to be able to handle moving the right CFM's. Usually the cooling CFMs are higher, ask the contractor HOW they are sizing the duct. ACCA...
  23. This guy is a d?#$

    This guy is a d?#$
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    For those saying just turn the breaker off, but...

    For those saying just turn the breaker off, but what if there are other breakers all ready turned off? You will find the wrong unit. Also, multiple companies can be working the same building in some...
  25. Thread: Installation

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    Take a look at the contractor locator map on this...

    Take a look at the contractor locator map on this site...
  26. Would have to be my Tech-Mate I got at an Ashrae...

    Would have to be my Tech-Mate I got at an Ashrae meeting back in 2005. I think I have used twice, both times to show to students....
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    Trane dealers usually keep their own stock. It...

    Trane dealers usually keep their own stock. It may not be in production, but your warranty should start on the date of the installation, not the manufactures date. Be sure to register with Trane for...
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    Remove the jumper! Never jump a safety, it is a...

    Remove the jumper! Never jump a safety, it is a bad habit that will damage equipment. Compressors are not designed to run in a vacuum, if it is a scroll the scroll tips are probably damaged now.
    If...
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    HVAC School on youtube is a good place to start...

    HVAC School on youtube is a good place to start your training. I also suggest you join the local RSES chapter (look it up).
    Look for a community college or trade school with a good reputation, and...
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    Whichever brand you go with, spend the money on...

    Whichever brand you go with, spend the money on the labor warranty.
  31. Thread: MADE IN USA

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    As mentioned, even the brands "Assembled in the...

    As mentioned, even the brands "Assembled in the USA" are not actually "Made in the USA". Most electronics are made overseas or Mexico. When you really think about it, how do you find out where the...
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    A site survey of the property would be best. But,...

    A site survey of the property would be best. But, yes, if you are to provide all information regarding building construction (window sizes and types, door, skylights, insulation in walls, etc...),...
  33. That is correct, but I have seen very few techs...

    That is correct, but I have seen very few techs who can actually make a decent flare, and that is using the correct tools. But I do agree, flares done right are a good choice. If they weren't, Mini...
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    My question would be why the pro couldn't answer...

    My question would be why the pro couldn't answer your question. If it's an old system is was mineral oil.

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  35. Go with Rheem 16 seer. Better efficiency for less...

    Go with Rheem 16 seer. Better efficiency for less than a Trane 16 seer would be. The Ameristar is a bare bones basic unit 14 seer

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  36. You need a drier installed on the liquid line, it...

    You need a drier installed on the liquid line, it has the job of protecting the metering device. And it should be the brazed in kind, the flare could be a future leak if lines vibrate any.
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    I leave it as well, that way when I have reached...

    I leave it as well, that way when I have reached the target micron, I can remove the gauge and add charge through the side port.
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    When I install in the winter I weigh the charge...

    When I install in the winter I weigh the charge in. Most are around 0.6 oz per foot of liquid line over the manufactures charge. Add the volume of liquid line filter drier. Hasn't failed me yet
    ...
  39. Do you attic space? I am thinking that is where...

    Do you attic space? I am thinking that is where your current ductwork is. Run the lines in the attic. You will also have to install correct size ductwork for AC.

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  40. Do you have the manual? Follow the flow chart...

    Do you have the manual?
    Follow the flow chart diagnoses procedure.

    Also go to www.fieldtechhelp.com

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  41. Well I guess the Lyric is out. More inclined to...

    Well I guess the Lyric is out. More inclined to stay with Sensi

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  42. If it was a tech working for me, he would be...

    If it was a tech working for me, he would be fired. I would offer:
    1. Remove new and replace with old. (Legally it is the best choice, practically the worst. As then I would another 'old' system on...
  43. With a furnace that old it is possible it was on...

    With a furnace that old it is possible it was on it's last legs anyway.

    But PHM has a valid point. Part of my furnace calls involve checking for gas. I have found locked gas meters more often than...
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    They do say it's a small world. It always amazes...

    They do say it's a small world.
    It always amazes me how our brains can connect the dots

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  45. Agree, BUT the customers want Wi-Fi. I offer the...

    Agree, BUT the customers want Wi-Fi. I offer the Emerson Sensi. I can pull it up on my phone and show the customers the interface. I have 1 in my house and would only consider going to the Ecobee or...
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    My question is why? I don't want to service that...

    My question is why? I don't want to service that thing, I don't care how flat the roof is......it does look good though!
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    hahaha, yes our great State is wonderful. You can...

    hahaha, yes our great State is wonderful. You can start driving south from Dallas and 8 hours later you are still in Texas! same goes from east to west.....
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    ohhh, sorry that's too far for a cabinet..

    ohhh, sorry that's too far for a cabinet..
  49. Then he should be able to provide code reference....

    Then he should be able to provide code reference.
    What did he say about the metering device in the air handler? Can he perform a leak test to verify current air handler evaporator coil is leak free?...
  50. Remember on a fixed orifice metering device we...

    Remember on a fixed orifice metering device we charge the system using superheat.
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