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  1. Well, if the leaks in the indoor coil it'll have...

    Well, if the leaks in the indoor coil it'll have a much faster leak rate in heat mode vs cooling due to the higher refrigerant Indoor pressures. Prepare to pay for another top off soon or get it...
  2. Thread: Ac freezing

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    When's the last time you replaced your filter or...

    When's the last time you replaced your filter or did you switch to filtrete right before the repairman arrived? :grin2:
  3. Thread: Cap question

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    He probably used 370v 5 mfd/ Instead of a 440v 5...

    He probably used 370v 5 mfd/ Instead of a 440v 5 mfd and it failed.
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    Yes, correct! And you can find out how much heat...

    Yes, correct! And you can find out how much heat the suction line is picking up in the attic, Just by taking a line temp in both locations and comparing the difference.
    If it's much cooler (50-55)...
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    No, with 20 degrees of SC? Definitely not low on...

    No, with 20 degrees of SC? Definitely not low on refrigerant. I'm thinking the Txv valve or strainer is gunked up from not following proper brazing procedures.
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    Suction line is a little warm and by the looks of...

    Suction line is a little warm and by the looks of the braze job in your first pic. We all probably know why!
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    It's extremely dry there. So that line should...

    It's extremely dry there. So that line should definetly "not" be sweating with a dew point of only 21. So scratch that idea that I thought might be used to help determine the actual temperature of...
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    Well, is the big pipe cold? What is your current...

    Well, is the big pipe cold? What is your current dew point at your location?
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    Do we know the Superheat?

    Do we know the Superheat?
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    That schematic doesn't make sense. Is it a...

    That schematic doesn't make sense. Is it a Chinese system?
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
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    No. you just screw it (little tank) into an...

    No. you just screw it (little tank) into an adapter on the big tank and fill it up. The pressures in the 2 tanks will equalize. I usually get all my welds done and have, left over for a 150lb...
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    I just use a little revac tank. I leave the 50 cu...

    I just use a little revac tank. I leave the 50 cu nitrogen in the van and refill the little tank for purges and condensates as needed. Beats lugging the heavy tank to rooftops.

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    Yrs ago I had a big carrier lose it insulation...

    Yrs ago I had a big carrier lose it insulation from one of the supply trunks and I found it caught in some turning vanes blocking air flow. That unit was freezing up also. :grin2:
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    This guy needs to see whats up with his airflow....

    This guy needs to see whats up with his airflow. He may even have a fire damper shut. If he doesn't he can add on.
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    Or this....

    Or this. http://www.hvacrinfo.com/cope_ae_bulletins/cope_grnslm.pdf
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    In that case it could have been dye when they...

    In that case it could have been dye when they blew out the lineset.
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    Well, I use the blue personally. But, I have run...

    Well, I use the blue personally. But, I have run across the green stuff. Anyways, I'm confused. Is that what is under your unit now? Or is the pic from the date it was installed or from a time when...
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    Maybe it was soap bubbles.

    Maybe it was soap bubbles.
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    What are you going to use for heat?

    What are you going to use for heat?
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    Sounds like a fractional HP system with what? A...

    Sounds like a fractional HP system with what? A 6oz charge? And the guy put 4 oz of sealer in it? :D
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    You should have just told the guy to recover the...

    You should have just told the guy to recover the remaining refrigerant down to almost zero and then scale in new refrigerant and had him walk away. Instead you let him ruin your system. :eek: You...
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    IDK how your going to pull a good vacuum with a...

    IDK how your going to pull a good vacuum with a leak. You need to fix that first. Like the first guy (you?) should have instead of adding sealer.
  24. Thread: Damaged R-22

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    If it aint a burn out it gets reused.

    If it aint a burn out it gets reused.
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    Where does it say a residential furnace in a...

    Where does it say a residential furnace in a mobile home is illegal? My Boss thinks it's ok if the required combustion air and venting is provided. I questioned him twice. But, he stuck by his answer.
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    I don't see what the big deal is on why they...

    I don't see what the big deal is on why they won't move the furnace back and slip a transition in there. We had a guy complain about a new package unit we put on his flat foam roof. Said, it was...
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    Yes, but I would expect to see low SH. Maybe a...

    Yes, but I would expect to see low SH. Maybe a normal pressure. But, something would have to be off. I don't think it would be running text book. :grin2:
    It may even be hunting.
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    Have them get you a superheat and subcool reading...

    Have them get you a superheat and subcool reading including pressures. Curious to know how it's running without the coil to furnace transition, And yes, the sensing bulb looks better but still looks...
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    Yes that is a Mobile Home (doublewide). There is...

    Yes that is a Mobile Home (doublewide). There is a cut out in the floor for combustion air. But, i never went back. We gave her a proposal to rip it all out. Redo floor and new proper cased coil and...
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    Did anybody else see the TXV sensing bulb? :eek:

    Did anybody else see the TXV sensing bulb? :eek:
  31. So, you have a 2.5 ton A/H that according to them...

    So, you have a 2.5 ton A/H that according to them will move 5 tons of air? I don't think so. Maybe he cooked your TXV sensing bulb during install.
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    Are you in 2nd stage?

    Are you in 2nd stage?
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    That must be hot moist air seeping through your...

    That must be hot moist air seeping through your wall penetration w/a dew point higher than the temperature of your house.
  34. Thread: Mobile home

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    You should disable her unit for a few days. Tell...

    You should disable her unit for a few days. Tell her it broke and you have to order the part. Make her sweat her @ss off in a hot trailer for a few days.:grin2:
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    Seller told her it had a brand new furnace and...

    Seller told her it had a brand new furnace and not to worry. Water heater just about ready to fall through the rotted out floor. Gonna go back Saturday and yank the heater and put it on a fresh...
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    Found this Mutt the other day. Had so much leak...

    Found this Mutt the other day. Had so much leak sealer in it. I almost puked. And my gauges still stunk this morning. Poor lady just bought the place and wanted a "check up".
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    Compressors probably drinking liquid refrigerant...

    Compressors probably drinking liquid refrigerant if his LL is really that cold. Suctions too high for a restriction at the condenser and the lower ambients. What's the discharge temperature? That...
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    Car may not even be worth doing all that....

    Car may not even be worth doing all that. Especially, if he can't do it himself. Bob in PA, what's the blue book value on a 2001 Volvo? :grin2:
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    When in doubt weigh it out. There should be a...

    When in doubt weigh it out. There should be a little sticker under the hood that tells how much should be in it.
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    Here you go. I found the blue SP one to be more...

    Here you go. I found the blue SP one to be more durable.


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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR6sEEnhbL4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR6sEEnhbL4
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    Sounds normal to me.

    Sounds normal to me.
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    I seen a couple go up in flames. Both were caused...

    I seen a couple go up in flames. Both were caused by high voltage getting into the low voltage side. You need to get a good tech. Who isn't afraid of some burnt wires and can wire your unit from...
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    Oh, so if your a full paying customer you get a...

    Oh, so if your a full paying customer you get a strap included with your capacitor?:grin2:
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    The first call of the day was for a guy who also...

    The first call of the day was for a guy who also had a home warranty. They couldn't get to his house until Friday. So, he called us. He's also going to dump his home warranty. After they botched his...
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    Yeah, I tested compressor cap (good), replaced...

    Yeah, I tested compressor cap (good), replaced contactor and also sold him a OFM cap (weak) and strapped it all up and then talked them into dumping the home warranty due to shoddy workmanship. I...
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    Typical Home warranty contractor's work.

    Typical Home warranty contractor's work.
  48. Sounds like you'll be fine. R22 uses a slightly...

    Sounds like you'll be fine. R22 uses a slightly larger piston. You don't want your coil saturation temperature to be any higher than it needs to be as it won't dehumidify as well.
  49. Why, not change it first. As you already know...

    Why, not change it first. As you already know it's just a Chatleff fitting screwed onto a distributor. A crescent wrench or 2 and 5 minutes time. Your done! Plus, you don't have any moisture...
  50. Yet, your asking questions that any trade school...

    Yet, your asking questions that any trade school graduate who paid attention w/ 1 yr experience in the field would already know. It's just a lot of HO's come disguised as tech's looking for DIY...
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