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    They are not all going to need new whips. Only a...

    They are not all going to need new whips. Only a few at the most since some are not long enough.

    Which pre-made ones are the best but can still be shortened?
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    Which Whips Do you Like?

    Doing several disconnect replacements for an apartment complex. They keep having the pull out disconnectors stolen by a presumed evicted tenant, but the fire marshal will not allow them to be...
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    You are going to be a miracle worker. You clean...

    You are going to be a miracle worker. You clean that condenser, and they will praise you for walking on water when their air conditioner starts blowing cool air for the first time in seven years.
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    I wouldn’t recommend a Packard though obviously...

    I wouldn’t recommend a Packard though obviously they work. Case and point replacing a 25 amp Goodman contactor with a 40 amp Packard is probably just fine. That said, it is obvious just looking at...
  5. Yes. The Thin plastic-film screen protector is...

    Yes. The Thin plastic-film screen protector is removed.
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    That was pretty good. If we were going to go on...

    That was pretty good. If we were going to go on calls together, I sure wouldn't do it the way he does.
  7. New BluBac Professional+ Mocron Gauge Woes

    Just got a new Micron Gauge and notice this blotchy puddle effect.

    Is this normal, or is my new tool defective?

    817992


    817990
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    I wouldnít hate on all HVAC folks most or at...

    I wouldnít hate on all HVAC folks most or at least many of us from this forum would be able find your leak and remedy it.

    Sometimes it is tough though for example a leak somewhere in the wall....
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    Interesting... You have a leak somewhere to have...

    Interesting... You have a leak somewhere to have lost a pound. I mean you said they needed to add a pound and that was from last year after they replaced the coil. Could even be a Schrader valve,...
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    How does that for sure mean you are screwed over?...

    How does that for sure mean you are screwed over? Have you contacted the folks that replaced your evaporator to have them come back and finish the leak search?

    Make them come out and find the...
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    Doesn’t show up

    Doesn’t show up
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    Can you take a picture of the condenser coil...

    Can you take a picture of the condenser coil itself through the slats. It is probably spine fin being American Standard
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    Yeah he cannot tell if there is a leak just...

    Yeah he cannot tell if there is a leak just looking. I mean unless he sees oil. You can use a black light and take a look at it.

    The make and model of the system tell us if it is microchannel
    ...
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    Hey. Sounds like the tech did good and would be...

    Hey. Sounds like the tech did good and would be correct with regard to how much refrigerant leaked out. When they said coil looked okay, does that mean they did a leak check or a visual inspection?...
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    Yeah, I am not liking that. I run an H10 or a...

    Yeah, I am not liking that. I run an H10 or a Fieldpiece sniffer OR an AccuTrac Ultrasonic. I try and find the leak while still on-site. The only time I don’t is if it is in the middle of the...
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    This is where it gets touch because it is more...

    This is where it gets touch because it is more about human nature than HVAC, so we do not have all the answers.

    If I were going to push someone through a warranty period, I would quietly add...
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    Sometimes there are service bulletins and want...

    Sometimes there are service bulletins and want not or even bad batches. Do not know for sure you have a problem with the evaporator coil again, but somehow your u it leaked out some refrigerant from...
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    Yes, 10 years for parts on new systems (if...

    Yes, 10 years for parts on new systems (if registered) or in California without registering... otherwise 5 years without registering. Parts that are replaced under warranty are generally not...
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    6oz isn’t much, but obviously you still have a...

    6oz isn’t much, but obviously you still have a leak.


    38sh and 1sc was very low. A good company would have leak-checked the unit again being you are in the next calendar year. Moreover the...
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    It is running a lot better than it was... hate...

    It is running a lot better than it was... hate to burst your bubble, but you have a leak unless for the evaporator change they just pumped it down, did a coil swap, evacuate and let it ride without...
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    No the house is Pex, BUT directly off the water...

    No the house is Pex, BUT directly off the water meter into the house is Copper. I am guessing it is probably code. At any rate, it runs to the pantry, which then has a whole house shut-off, and a...
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    Plumbing Leak (My Own Home)

    When it rains... it pours.

    Anyway, I had a rotting baseboard in my pantry where the water service comes into my house.

    Upon carefully removing the baseboard and cutting out the drywall and...
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    These are the ones you recommend right? ...

    These are the ones you recommend right?
    ...
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    Actually those are the ones... turns out we...

    Actually those are the ones... turns out we found them in the closest trash can though. Still missing two of them. Put in temporary window units until morning.

    Going to look for the Square D...
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    Replacement Disconnect Handles?

    Went on a service call to an apartment complex where ALL units on one side of a building 18 in total were not cooling. Upon checking, someone took ALL of the disconnect handles.

    :gah:

    Do you...
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    If it is 84'F in the house then it is about right.

    If it is 84'F in the house then it is about right.
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    Not there, but even if your thermometer were off,...

    Not there, but even if your thermometer were off, I would hope it is not off 11 F ... even if it reads incorrectly, one would think it would read consistently incorrectly in the same direction of...
  28. Don’t know why this popped up, but us HVAC techs...

    Don’t know why this popped up, but us HVAC techs are not allowed to spray or apply any chemicals for sale without a pest applicators license. In my state, pre-mixed Wasp Spray is OKAY, BUT we MUST...
  29. Software can kill and has killed. In fact, you...

    Software can kill and has killed. In fact, you probably heard about it without noticing what went wrong. Case and point example, Boeing, one of the best aircraft builders with a stellar track...
  30. The EPA 608 is not too challenging. To be here...

    The EPA 608 is not too challenging. To be here and discuss residential air conditioning we need you to at least have a type 2 certification. To talk about small systems under five pounds we need...
  31. Being a software person, you wouldn't want HVAC...

    Being a software person, you wouldn't want HVAC folks writing software for something important like banking...

    At any rate, I DO want to help you, so here is what I can and will share:

    1. ...
  32. Folks here already touched on liability and death...

    Folks here already touched on liability and death enough.

    I want to bring up the other points. Once we touch it, we sort of own it (or rather any problems). If I tell you to do something and you...
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    What impact does this have? What impact does...

    What impact does this have?

    What impact does this have?
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    Let me tell you... All three of these are more or...

    Let me tell you... All three of these are more or less the same specification in that they switch 240 Volts AC with on a single pole, with a shut for the other, AND all three are 40 amps.

    Just...
  35. Aren't you glad you called a tech? A contractor...

    Aren't you glad you called a tech? A contractor is a standard part not necessarily specific to the system in the sense that Goodman does not make their own contractors, so a tech can always get...
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    That is strange... What is the installer's...

    That is strange... What is the installer's explanation of the 8 F delta-t?

    I
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    It is perfectly fine for a thermometer to measure...

    It is perfectly fine for a thermometer to measure air temperature.

    Did you get the unit serviced by a professional? An 8F split is a problem 99% of the time.... It should be about 19F split to...
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    Yeah, me too, but when I said outdoor coil I am...

    Yeah, me too, but when I said outdoor coil I am not talking about the compressor. The condenser coil as you know is on the other side of the compressor. Even if the evaporator fan does not spin,...
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    You checked the inside coil right? The outside...

    You checked the inside coil right? The outside coil never ices (unless it is a heat-pump that has a bad defrost board).

    How cold was the copper pipe? Was it colder than 60 F?

    At any rate, an...
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    An 8 degree difference between supply and return...

    An 8 degree difference between supply and return is indicative of a major problem. Ideally, normal “good” numbers would be at or about 19 degrees difference. By major I do not necessarily mean you...
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    To answer your question, you do not necessarily...

    To answer your question, you do not necessarily have a lemon in that each problem was a different problem, and fixing the problem properly likely yields a system good as new. It could run without...
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    Really there is a number of reasons, and we DO...

    Really there is a number of reasons, and we DO help DIYers to a point.

    1. We answer basic questions.

    2. We provide basic instructions and maintenance a reasonably prudent home-owner can try.
    ...
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    Make sure you have a good contractor... I...

    Make sure you have a good contractor...

    I would have a good contractor check the status of the terminal and mega-ohm out the compressor. If it tests bad or so-so then that is the culprit. ...
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    It is a Bar & Grill owned by a bunch of LGBTQ...

    It is a Bar & Grill owned by a bunch of LGBTQ type and has a purple, pink, and black outdoor painting scheme, but honestly their money is Green, so I have no problem making their visions and dreams...
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    Painting Unit a warranty Issue?

    Okay... have a commercial client who has three Green Turd Goodman units all about two years old...

    They want all three painted Purple to match their business better.

    Will this hurt the...
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    I doubt the suction line temp was 40 F as that...

    I doubt the suction line temp was 40 F as that would be flooding back most likely with no superheat to get that most likely.

    If the Superheat is 40 F then there is a low charge or restriction, but...
  47. Call a tech for sure... if you just call with a...

    Call a tech for sure... if you just call with a code, they will have to see it to diagnose it anyway and wonít be able to tell you much.

    You might get a little info by doing an Internet search...
  48. Thread: Copper theft

    by NETWizz
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    I didnít even think about that being I never get...

    I didnít even think about that being I never get rid of tools like ladders there make me money...

    ... but I guess if I already had one of the same size and type that isnít a half bad idea. Or I...
  49. Thread: Copper theft

    by NETWizz
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    I hope someone catches them and just takes the...

    I hope someone catches them and just takes the ladder away leaving them up there.
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    If you have two years of remaining warranty, I...

    If you have two years of remaining warranty, I would try and squeeze two more years out of it.

    If they think the line set is leaking, have them isolate the line set and test them. This will have...
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