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    There is probably a way to run it in full speed. ...

    There is probably a way to run it in full speed. There was a thread on this a while back where I posted a picture of the test tool that powers ecms at full speed... Tecmate pro

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  2. That "bro" is absolutely right! Maybe you should...

    That "bro" is absolutely right! Maybe you should consider installing equipment from a manufacturer that actually has the decency to use pressure switches. IMHO pressure switches should not be...
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    I've noticed some minisplits will stop at 63 as...

    I've noticed some minisplits will stop at 63 as well. It may be that it's a limit by design. What I mean is that it wouldn't be a good idea to set a minisplit or any AC to cool lower than 63...
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    Can you post a picture of your current set up? ...

    Can you post a picture of your current set up? If I can see what you carry I may have some suggestions.

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    I mean it looks absolutely horrible in every way....

    I mean it looks absolutely horrible in every way. I don't know if there's much more to say than that if you don't want to get the details or get involved...and honestly I don't blame you for passing...
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    What exactly do you mean by short cycle. Is the...

    What exactly do you mean by short cycle. Is the furnace inducer running and then shutting down before ignition takes place?

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  7. Thread: Coolant level?

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    You need to go find a better contractor. That is...

    You need to go find a better contractor. That is the answer. Ask people you know who they use and trust.

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  8. Thread: Coolant level?

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    It seems like the system has a hps so I would bet...

    It seems like the system has a hps so I would bet it has a lps and probably didn't run once it was out of refrigerant.

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  9. Dude your thread was closed by an admin. This...

    Dude your thread was closed by an admin. This isn't a diy site.

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  10. Thread: Coolant level?

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    Well definitely don't run the system (except...

    Well definitely don't run the system (except using emergency heat should be fine). You need to get a tech out there to charge it properly.

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  11. Here's another question... Why in the hell would...

    Here's another question... Why in the hell would something like that be on a vapor discharge line? I would think that a 90 degree turn needs to at least be a sweeping elbow, but it does look like...
  12. Thread: Coolant level?

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    Ok I was asking more about airflow than air...

    Ok I was asking more about airflow than air temperature. If airflow is low an inexperienced tech will add too much refrigerant in cooling mode and the system will cycle on high pressure in heat...
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    Also when your system is on is the indoor blower...

    Also when your system is on is the indoor blower running...ie do you feel normal airflow coming out of the vents?

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  14. Thread: Coolant level?

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    Yes an overfill absolutely will cause that. Post...

    Yes an overfill absolutely will cause that. Post a picture of the label on the heat pump. Is this by chance a carrier? I see those overcharged all the time. I don't believe I have ever come...
  15. Thread: What tools?

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    The 902 does not do millivolt dc so you will not...

    The 902 does not do millivolt dc so you will not be able to check thermopiles if you are working on something like gas logs.

    I use the 902 for almost everything hvac. Then I have a 117 which has...
  16. Dang that does suck! Sent from my SM-G960U...

    Dang that does suck!

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    That's awesome [emoji3]

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  19. Thread: What tools?

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    Dang it you're just too good [emoji23] Sent...

    Dang it you're just too good [emoji23]

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  20. Thread: What tools?

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    You forgot to mention your paper clip MacGyver...

    You forgot to mention your paper clip MacGyver [emoji23]

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  21. Yes I will try and get it tomorrow morning at...

    Yes I will try and get it tomorrow morning at work. What is your current filter size?

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  22. When I said 4" filter, I was actually assuming...

    When I said 4" filter, I was actually assuming you did not have a 4" housing. What I was talking about is something like this...

    They can restrict the air flow some depending on the design of the...
  23. Sometimes what happens is that technicians get...

    Sometimes what happens is that technicians get new toys and go a little over board with using them. I'm not trying to justify what he did, but I'm just saying that he may not have been trying to lie...
  24. How much of a temp difference are we talking...

    How much of a temp difference are we talking about? IR is tricky. Color wise, all it does is show relative temps. If the total temp difference in the frame is 1 degree it colors everything based...
  25. Are you asking about using like a 4" filter in...

    Are you asking about using like a 4" filter in place of a 1" filter? Because a 4" filter provides so much extra surface area you'd probably be fine (and they are high merv). As far as fan speed it...
  26. We don't discuss prices here for good reasons so...

    We don't discuss prices here for good reasons so I don't want details on pricing. But if I could replace a coil and txv for a little more than just replacing the txv I'd definitely want a new coil...
  27. Thread: What tools?

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    I think the argument for having a stand alone...

    I think the argument for having a stand alone micron guage is a good one. Probably 3 would be good for you. If you want to pull vac through your gauges then 4 is better. I have done a few mods to...
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    I think navac is making a name for themselves but...

    I think navac is making a name for themselves but they are still relatively new to the game. If I was you I would stick with field piece. 1/4 turn sounds like a good selling point but you rarely...
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    Fluke 902 is great! I use it daily. There's a...

    Fluke 902 is great! I use it daily. There's a reason fluke has the reputation they do. I own at least 5 flukes and I wouldn't use anything else (fyi that comment will provoke debate I'm sure lol)....
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    Just use a relay that's literally the easiest and...

    Just use a relay that's literally the easiest and cheapest thing you can do.

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  31. Nah that board is fine [emoji23] Sent from my...

    Nah that board is fine [emoji23]

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    Those filters inside units piss me off. What the...

    Those filters inside units piss me off. What the hell are they thinking?

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  33. Normally heat pumps lock out based on outdoor...

    Normally heat pumps lock out based on outdoor ambient. I wouldn't lock it out based on humidity. In NY you're probably pushing the limit on the climate range a heat pump can be installed in. If...
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    Just mention break red and he will know. In that...

    Just mention break red and he will know. In that scenario the thermostat does do the time delay. It really sounds to me like he knows exactly what he's doing. And his idea about placing them...
  35. Thread: AC Closet Mold

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    ....

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  36. Thread: AC Closet Mold

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    Don't try and service the system yourself but yes...

    Don't try and service the system yourself but yes you should be able to insulate the pipe yourself. You can buy pipe insulation at lowes for 3/4" copper water pipes and use that, or 1/2" water...
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    Yeah strange...we'll blame it on gremlins...

    Yeah strange...we'll blame it on gremlins [emoji23]

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  38. Thread: AC Closet Mold

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    Ok I see. Let me suggest this. Find the HVAC...

    Ok I see. Let me suggest this. Find the HVAC company in your area with the best reputation. Have the system serviced. Who cares if it's old? As long as it is working properly I don't see why it...
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    Well mold likes moisture and if you can figure...

    Well mold likes moisture and if you can figure out where the moisture is coming from then that's very important. In an ideal situation the HVAC system is isolated from the environment it's in and...
  40. Somehow I knew you were an engineer...I literally...

    Somehow I knew you were an engineer...I literally said that to myself as I read the post [emoji23]

    If the tech is smart he will absolutely pay attention and listen closely to everything you have...
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    I wish they could all be that easy [emoji23] ...

    I wish they could all be that easy [emoji23]

    So for my own curiosity. What kinda system was this? Is it possible that it was still a rh-w issue. Like the jumper allowed power to w from rc but...
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    Yeah totally...freeze stats are great. I put one...

    Yeah totally...freeze stats are great. I put one on my own system for sure!

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    Correct if indoors the hps would be on the liquid...

    Correct if indoors the hps would be on the liquid line but the lps needs to be on the vapor line not liquid line. It doesn't need a time delay. If 410a reaches 20 psi something is wrong.
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    Wow that really is incredible! What kills me...

    Wow that really is incredible! What kills me though on some of these setups is that they are so tight they need fresh air intake and then it's like dang, I got all this insulation but now I gotta...
  45. Well I don't have any really good answers for...

    Well I don't have any really good answers for you. I just have a few thoughts about the overall situation so that may or may not be helpful. You sound pretty informed already and that's awesome. ...
  46. Yeah I would just leave it off. As far as cost...

    Yeah I would just leave it off. As far as cost it probably won't be too bad. It could be a really simple fix or need a part, but there's a 99.9% chance you're not going to need a new furnace or...
  47. Is it an oil furnace or gas? Sent from my...

    Is it an oil furnace or gas?

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  48. If it's only while heating it's probably a good...

    If it's only while heating it's probably a good idea to get it checked out. Since it hasn't been serviced yet this year it sounds like you need to get someone out for that anyway.

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    It probably has a high limit. I respect your...

    It probably has a high limit. I respect your desire to fix things but a space heater is like $50. Even as a professional technician capable of almost any repair, I don't think I would want to risk...
  50. Well think of your air handler as a giant air...

    Well think of your air handler as a giant air filtration machine. Ever take one of those small portable air filters apart? They're kinda gross. Yes the filter catches most of the particles but not...
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