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    The unit runtime should increase with outdoor...

    The unit runtime should increase with outdoor temperature until it reaches design temperature, where it should run constantly.
    This is with average interior heat load.
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    No Menards. And Dicks Sporting goods took them...

    No Menards. And Dicks Sporting goods took them off the shelves due to price matching concerns.
    I was getting ready to try HD or Lowe’s and see what they could do.
    I’m probably around 50 or 60 lbs...
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    So how many bags of pellets have you gone through...

    So how many bags of pellets have you gone through so far? I’ve lost count.
    There’s some plane called Royal King selling LJ pellets for something like $4.99 per bag. I don’t have one.
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    Sounds like it’s time for a service call.

    Sounds like it’s time for a service call.
  5. Do it the right way or don’t do it at all. You...

    Do it the right way or don’t do it at all.
    You want to do it? Spend the $$$$ and buy the right tools.
    That feeling isn’t very good, when you try something and realize you messed up bad and now...
  6. Take it to a small repair shop and pay the small...

    Take it to a small repair shop and pay the small amount of money they’d want to reclaim the system, change your sensor in the parking lot, then get them to evacuate and recharge.
    No, your idea will...
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    Possibly. But the problem should be diagnosed...

    Possibly. But the problem should be diagnosed before changing any parts out.
  8. Thread: York Heat Pump

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    This is an SSE controlled unit I assume? Does...

    This is an SSE controlled unit I assume?
    Does it have single or duel enthalpy?
    I don’t have my model number breakdown in front of me but that’s likely an Intelaspeed unit, the drive is for...
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    Try the contractor locator map here on the site,...

    Try the contractor locator map here on the site, and see if someone is close by that could help.
    Random problems like yours can be a pain to troubleshoot.
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    What does your service technician suggest?

    What does your service technician suggest?
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    Local sheet metal shop should be able to handle...

    Local sheet metal shop should be able to handle it.
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    Have they followed Mitsubishi’s leak test...

    Have they followed Mitsubishi’s leak test procedures? They are very specific in the manual.
    To answer your question, no, leaks are not at all normal.
    Probably not Mitsubishi’s fault.
  13. Not in a manner as you want, no.

    Not in a manner as you want, no.
  14. This wouldn’t work, nor would it be a very good...

    This wouldn’t work, nor would it be a very good idea to try.
  15. Most all units offer this. Kind of a standard...

    Most all units offer this. Kind of a standard really, nothing new.
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    I would call your service tech and have...

    I would call your service tech and have everything inspected.
    We can’t tell you if that board will work or not, as we can’t give diy advice.
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    Puron isn’t a brand. It’s Carriers name for...

    Puron isn’t a brand. It’s Carriers name for R-410A.
    I’m no so sure we can answer your question as his site has a no DIY policy.
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    Sounds more like a restriction then compressor...

    Sounds more like a restriction then compressor failure.
    I mean, at 700 psi, it sure sounds like the compressor is compressing.
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    Your looking at the compressor as the problem. ...

    Your looking at the compressor as the problem.
    However, most times a compressor failure is the result, of another problem that must be found.
    What was the specific failure of the compressor?
  20. The readings you need to know, aren’t listed...

    The readings you need to know, aren’t listed anywhere on the equipment. They are taken real time in the field by instruments.
    If you don’t know the current conditions, and don’t know the conditions...
  21. So how many actual CFM are you moving right now,...

    So how many actual CFM are you moving right now, precisely? And at what duct pressure?
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    What does the installing contractor have to say...

    What does the installing contractor have to say about the problem?
    I’ve never heard nor worked on that brand. Is this something you bought off the internet?
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    The cheapest option would be no air conditioning....

    The cheapest option would be no air conditioning.
    The best option is dependent on the direction you want to go with the design.
  24. Why doesn’t the guy want to run the unit during...

    Why doesn’t the guy want to run the unit during the day?
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    Take the photo in landscape, i.e. phone sideways....

    Take the photo in landscape, i.e. phone sideways. When you upload it select “preview post” before posting. If the photo is still sideways copy it, rotate to correct direction and upload it again.
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    The core removers have valves on them. So you can...

    The core removers have valves on them. So you can isolate the system and charge without loosing vacuum.
  27. We have our rules. This site is mostly for...

    We have our rules. This site is mostly for industry professionals.
    I find it very useful.
    There are other sites that cater to the DIY crowd.
  28. Sorry you chose to take it personally, but if...

    Sorry you chose to take it personally, but if you’d taken the time to read the rules before posting you’d have saved yourself the time and trouble.
    I don’t own a business nor do I advertise whom I...
  29. Please note the bright red banner at the top of...

    Please note the bright red banner at the top of the page. This site forbids DIY advice.
  30. If the air conditioner has never had an...

    If the air conditioner has never had an maintenance done in its life, that’s likely a good place to start with your problem.
  31. When was the last time the unit had a maintenance...

    When was the last time the unit had a maintenance done?
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    Probably not really cooling the garage that much,...

    Probably not really cooling the garage that much, and adding to the load and cost to cool the house.
    Get a 2 hose portable unit for the garage.
  33. A manual J load calculation. Here is a free...

    A manual J load calculation.
    Here is a free version as an example—>

    www.loadcalc.net

    After that we just need to be sure it was done right. Bad information in=bad information out.
  34. Ask him how he determined the unit size.

    Ask him how he determined the unit size.
  35. All 3 are different sizes. So how long did each...

    All 3 are different sizes. So how long did each take in determining size? An accurate manual J should have taken a few hours.
    Wrong size means the equipment isn’t going to operate correctly.
  36. So......which one actually did a load calculation...

    So......which one actually did a load calculation to determine how big your unit needs to be?
  37. That’s likely enough to trigger backup heat in...

    That’s likely enough to trigger backup heat in the winter, depending on what deadband is.
    Which will quickly raise your electric bill.
  38. Leak detection can take a bit of skill. Perhaps...

    Leak detection can take a bit of skill. Perhaps you had an untrained tech.
  39. Generally, when using an electronic refrigerant...

    Generally, when using an electronic refrigerant leak detector, the more still the air the better the results.
    I don’t think I’ve ever attempted a leak check with the detector with the indoor blower...
  40. Thread: PTAC argument

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    If you have a furnace, that’s a good way to rot...

    If you have a furnace, that’s a good way to rot your heat exchanger quickly.
  41. Thread: PTAC argument

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    Not difficult at all. Put the coil as high as...

    Not difficult at all. Put the coil as high as possible and use a condensate pump.
    Easy.
  42. Thread: PTAC argument

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    The problem is conventional PTAC equipment is...

    The problem is conventional PTAC equipment is very localized as far as what it can do.
    Although ducted PTAC units are made. Very popular in dorms around here.
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    There will likely be separate charges for the use...

    There will likely be separate charges for the use of the reclaimer, vacuum pump, torch, nitrogen, and such, in addition to the hourly rate.
    It’s all how the company is set up and how they charge...
  44. Doesn’t really say anything beyond basic quote...

    Doesn’t really say anything beyond basic quote listings.
    If you put in a 3 ton unit, that doesn’t mean you’ll get 3 tons, or 16 seer, if the duct is wrong.
  45. Post the load calculation. Oddly enough that...

    Post the load calculation. Oddly enough that comes out close to 500 square foot per ton, actually a hair worse, in a heating dominant climate.
    If you really do need 3 tons, do you actually have the...
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    When I was buying my own tools I used TTT a lot....

    When I was buying my own tools I used TTT a lot. Never had any complaints.
    Which reminds me. I have to check with purchasing to see if they ever set up an account with TTT.
  47. Tonnage is tonnage. But manual S should be used...

    Tonnage is tonnage.
    But manual S should be used for equipment selection to match the manual J. Room by room manual J is used with manual D for duct sizing.
    Newer equipment tends to not dehumidify...
  48. Avoid those whom will blindly increase equipment...

    Avoid those whom will blindly increase equipment size with no reason or justification in doing so.
    You could wind up with worse problems.
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    Really is unrealistic to be a single price in all...

    Really is unrealistic to be a single price in all 50 states on every single piece of equipment. Not to mention the regional cost variations in labor rates.
    If your unhappy with the quote get...
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    Let us know what they find.

    Let us know what they find.
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