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  1. I've had several with this issue. some of it is...

    I've had several with this issue. some of it is caused by "microfretting". when replacing the motor was told to put dielectric gel on the harness connections to prevent this. In one case they said to...
  2. Is that a loss of communication code? Had one...

    Is that a loss of communication code?

    Had one go through a number of condensor motors (failed motor) , turned out to be power line issue.
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    Just like hanging that pie pan duct in...

    Just like hanging that pie pan duct in manufactured homes.
  4. I've seen plenty of wire splices fail in heat...

    I've seen plenty of wire splices fail in heat mode. the elec heat puts a lot of power through the wires, so if the connection is weak it will heat up each time and eventually fail.
    In such a case,...
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    yup

    yup
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    have a new wire run, and an isolating relay...

    have a new wire run, and an isolating relay installed, maybe it will work w nest.

    had cust last week insisted on keeping nest, since the nest and any electronic controls on new syustems dont get...
  7. keep in mind they are rated based on 130 degree...

    keep in mind they are rated based on 130 degree air passing over the pad, if not, the output drops greatly.
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    we supply our own tools at work, bigger stuff...

    we supply our own tools at work, bigger stuff like torches, recovery machine, etc co supplies. I buy a good deal of stuff at yard, estate or flea market. I've got everal extrs, like tin snips,...
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    It may have connected to a "funk rotisserie" type...

    It may have connected to a "funk rotisserie" type humidifier. the foam wheel basting in nasty juices in the pan, and a nice window in the cover to watch the show.
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    maybe thats the problem, 24v tstat on 240!:grin2:

    maybe thats the problem, 24v tstat on 240!:grin2:
  11. new style lineset insulation not holding up

    I've noticed that the white insulated stuff on linesets does not seem to be holding up at all. in 6 mo is chalky and the very outer layer rubs off.

    saw a new job this week, linesets on roof on...
  12. they're both wrong! 15 a breaker and 10/2...

    they're both wrong!

    15 a breaker and 10/2 wire.
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    some on this site have come across, I found some...

    some on this site have come across, I found some last yr. one manuf had bad run 2-3 yr ago, don't recall brand.
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    That looks like the brtand tubing that develops...

    That looks like the brtand tubing that develops pinhoe leaks in a few years.
  15. woo hoo!

    woo hoo!
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    never heard of ductboard boots, the duct work can...

    never heard of ductboard boots, the duct work can be db. even on db, the boots are usuaully metal
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    mismatched system is crap shoot. first sounds...

    mismatched system is crap shoot. first sounds like overcharge in cooling, 16i usually ran 6-12 sc and 15-18 sh.

    have seen mismatched systems where there is no winning on charge, not enough to...
  18. Like others said, would have an "orphaned"water...

    Like others said, would have an "orphaned"water heater in flue by iyself, which may not vent in summer if the flue wasn't downsized. also, small room with clothes dryer and gravity vent appliances...
  19. If the tstat is set to run the fan for x seconds...

    If the tstat is set to run the fan for x seconds after a heat or cool cycle, that may be the issue.
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    If its porus won't make as good a duct product....

    If its porus won't make as good a duct product. it also sounds like it has organic material in it, which is food for mold, etc.
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    I had one that looked like an antler with all the...

    I had one that looked like an antler with all the tees and ells off end.
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    If the blower runs 24/7, just have it wired to...

    If the blower runs 24/7, just have it wired to run cool speed at (blower) unit all time, ac will cycle normally and heat speed will also still work.
  23. Far as I know, no portable space heater is listed...

    Far as I know, no portable space heater is listed to be left unattended for extended periods of time. in other words, must use a space heater that is permanently installed, like a basebd htr.

    have...
  24. what brand? there's a few "gotchas" I've seen...

    what brand? there's a few "gotchas" I've seen out there that caused premature failure.
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    I just saw another one yesterday, slightly...

    I just saw another one yesterday, slightly different pattern, but same color otherwise.
  26. I always liked the 2 stage 16 seer units. would...

    I always liked the 2 stage 16 seer units. would run 20 dt, 10 on web bulb, 15-18 sh on the r22 units.

    Had a no pumper few winter ago, the bolts in lower bearing let loose and the scroll was...
  27. Some of newer ones have the rectifier built into...

    Some of newer ones have the rectifier built into the compressor plug I think? does the board on unit have both y1 and y2 leds lit?
  28. Thread: Condensers

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    tip toe..... thorugh the tulips....

    tip toe..... thorugh the tulips....
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    took me a second to see tv, I was looking for a...

    took me a second to see tv, I was looking for a big box- crt vs flat screen.

    took some pics of van today after cleaning up some and culling out a box or two of extraneous stuff.
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    Trane used to be so aggressive with punching, all...

    Trane used to be so aggressive with punching, all the concentric rings would pop out with little force, then they went to opposite end spectrum, concentrics were just a suggestion embossed into the...
  31. you could add "rat runs", planks to restaple the...

    you could add "rat runs", planks to restaple the wire to, but it would be less trouble to just pull wires through joists.
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    Can't see in pic, but my arm is stuck in behind...

    Can't see in pic, but my arm is stuck in behind coil trying to access backside.

    Bill Gates, I could imagine worse to look like.
  33. al and copper coils have been in use for...

    al and copper coils have been in use for generations, so its not the metal combo alone.

    A custom coil could be installed, but that could cost as much as the system. if a fuel injection mod costs...
  34. its not like a flex tool, cutter and knife combo,...

    its not like a flex tool, cutter and knife combo, coat all that much. yeesh.
  35. I see a lot of those caps just threaded on until...

    I see a lot of those caps just threaded on until the part inside slips, not tight enough to compress the o-rings and seal up right.
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    was thinking same thing, hardware box store has...

    was thinking same thing, hardware box store has it with weatherstripping stuff.
  37. I've seen installers spin them around backwards...

    I've seen installers spin them around backwards with the handle facing duct. they're bent up to fit, which makes them a super pain to adjust. most of the time, the tie straps are on top of the...
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    went to one house to find hidden cameras in light...

    went to one house to find hidden cameras in light fixtures. as I continued to look and not find cameras, they kept getting smaller and smaller, then could see through metal, until the ul sticker on...
  39. aaaahhhhhh, my pet peeve, among others, no caps...

    aaaahhhhhh, my pet peeve, among others, no caps on valves. the silver one is a locking cap, the outer piece will spin freely unless you have the key.
  40. you may be able to get someone to design it for...

    you may be able to get someone to design it for you and put parts together along with layout.


    I used to joke w some at work about making a "goodman duct system in a box". the duct would...
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    solid state contactor as alternative?

    solid state contactor as alternative?
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    Objects can fall into units when they're running...

    Objects can fall into units when they're running and get banged around.

    He didn't see it happen so its a theorey, I hate when people ask me why something happened I wasn't there to see, then want...
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    40 yrs old, those things are indestructable. I've...

    40 yrs old, those things are indestructable. I've seen them in the living room of some houses
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    I had to replace a spun coppor one last yr, the...

    I had to replace a spun coppor one last yr, the valve in muffler had broke loose and blocked outlet of comprressor, and it took few days to get in.
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    I've added some plumber grease to plug or cap on...

    I've added some plumber grease to plug or cap on pressure adjustment, if its in a damp loaction, but otherwise no. I have had one w seized plug due to moisture.
  46. may be the boiler needs to be skimmed, they...

    may be the boiler needs to be skimmed, they sometimes make a lot of noise due to this, and blow the water up into pipes. but if there's pipes below the floor, could also be a leak.
  47. a fan can be added to the steam unit to supply...

    a fan can be added to the steam unit to supply into house, but they also make a in wall humidifier that has built in fan, supplies through register for the unit itself. like the one above, but it may...
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    easy before, hard after

    These coils are supposed to have these metal plates installed if the coil is horizontal rt. installers forgot and I got to fix it. The screws on back side coil face into back of box, are on back of...
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    I've literally seen more of this particular sofa...

    I've literally seen more of this particular sofa than any other. they last forever it seems, probably super flammable though.
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    after armageddan...

    only roaches, twinkies and this sofa will be left.
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