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    Yes, electrically the compressor was probably...

    Yes, electrically the compressor was probably fine. Unfortunately, sometimes you get a tech who isn't too good at troubleshooting. It's hard to find good techs these days.

    Hopefully if they keep...
  2. Thread: Bemused

    by ammoniadog
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    Was your window shaker running at a similar load...

    Was your window shaker running at a similar load and outdoor air temperature as the other system?

    Does your window shaker have the same sized condenser and evaporator fan motors as the split...
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    What's lineset tape? OK, I just looked it up. ...

    What's lineset tape? OK, I just looked it up. I've been looking for something like this for several years, I never knew it existed. I have been using black duct tape, but that stuff sucks. I'm...
  4. Thread: Bemused

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    What is the issue? How many watts do you figure...

    What is the issue? How many watts do you figure it should be consuming? Remember, it's not just a 1hp motor (compressor) that you have there, you also have a condenser fan motor, an indoor blower...
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    That is a thing of beauty! That is definitely...

    That is a thing of beauty! That is definitely the right way to do it, but few people have the patience (or a sharp enough knife) to accomplish anything close to being that nice.

    If I were to try...
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    Even if what he's doing doesn't seem to make any...

    Even if what he's doing doesn't seem to make any sense, it might make sense to him. My advice would be to quit trying to reason with the guy and leave the poor bastard alone.

    If it's really this...
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    I hate the noise that turbo torches make. Way to...

    I hate the noise that turbo torches make. Way to loud.

    That, along with the fact that oxy/acetylene is more versatile and works better and isn't really that much heavier makes me wonder why...
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    I think he means when the mountains turn blue...

    I think he means when the mountains turn blue you're good.

    That's from the Coors school of refrigeration knowledge 101.

    :cheers:
  9. According to Copeland/Emerson, as of 2006, 50%...

    According to Copeland/Emerson, as of 2006, 50% seems to be the magic number of the amount of mineral oil that can be mixed with POE that they are OK with.

    Here's a link to where I found this...
  10. If you have no understanding of how things work...

    If you have no understanding of how things work or no common sense, then by all means do only what you have been taught. That doesn't guarantee good sleep though.

    Personally, I might have trouble...
  11. Thread: R-449a

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    Can you get R448A? R448A and R449A are about as...

    Can you get R448A? R448A and R449A are about as close to being exactly the same as you can get.
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    The 2 completely separate systems you have there...

    The 2 completely separate systems you have there probably can be run off of one thermostat, but it might be a little tricky to figure out the wiring to get everything to work correctly. If the hvac...
  13. Not much benefit of doing it that way, but I'm...

    Not much benefit of doing it that way, but I'm sure it would work fine if the equipment was designed properly.

    Using a better suited refrigerant for the lower temperature part might allow for a...
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    Most Somalians are good, a few are crazy. Just...

    Most Somalians are good, a few are crazy. Just like ANY OTHER RACE.

    Plenty of white people get into fights, mug/rob people, burn stuff down and scam welfare systems too.

    I'm sure if someone...
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    I think you were closer the first time. I would...

    I think you were closer the first time. I would be worried that as the thing catches up and the load drops, the superheat will drop too.

    Are you measuring superheat near the evaporator or right...
  16. I agree with pecmsg that you don't appear to have...

    I agree with pecmsg that you don't appear to have a clue as to what you're doing or talking about.

    First of all, you seem to be backwards on what you think is the evaporator and what you think is...
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    Are you saying you've never seen a plugged cap...

    Are you saying you've never seen a plugged cap tube on a system that has no access ports, or are you saying that there is moisture in many systems from when they were built at the factory?
  18. I didn't follow the whole story, but it sounds...

    I didn't follow the whole story, but it sounds like Google is planning on getting rid of the Nest network, what ever that is. I'm not sure if they will be completely shutting it down, but it sounds...
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    Wow, sorry to hear that. Hopefully that's in the...

    Wow, sorry to hear that. Hopefully that's in the past and you are getting better now. I wish you a full recovery and no further surgeries.
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    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/image.php?u=1660203&date...

    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/image.php?u=1660203&dateline=1557575214


    Holy crap perk33, what the hell did you do to your head? Please make a second post and tell us about it.

    I once knew this...
  21. A standard thermostat will probably work good...

    A standard thermostat will probably work good enough if you're just going for the cheapest repair possible, but if it were me I would spend the extra money and go with the Infinity controller.

    The...
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    Whatever. It's a hobby or game to some people. ...

    Whatever. It's a hobby or game to some people. Just like gambling. You think eventually your number will come up and you'll win it big by being the last survivor on earth. Yippee!

    Personally...
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    WHAT??? Who is Ammoniadog? WHO THE HELL IS...

    WHAT??? Who is Ammoniadog? WHO THE HELL IS RMSG01? THAT's the real question!

    By the way, anytime Hvacker or anyone else wants to come over to work on my stuff, feel free. I have no problem with...
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    As long as she has the free will to leave, what's...

    As long as she has the free will to leave, what's the difference? How is it abusive? Weather you like it or not, 2 people in an agreed upon exclusive relationship DO belong to each other. My...
  25. Are you sure? I thought naproxen and ibuprofen...

    Are you sure? I thought naproxen and ibuprofen were both pretty much the same things (NSAIDs I think they're called).

    Maybe it's just the booze talking, but I'm pretty sure it's Tylenol that you...
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    Heated only. Cooled make-up air is a fairly...

    Heated only.

    Cooled make-up air is a fairly rare beast. If it was supposed to be cooled, it would have said so.
  27. That's awesome. I think we should let Marc back...

    That's awesome. I think we should let Marc back in one more time with the stipulation that he has to swap out the FLIR pic of his bulldog with this nest picture.
  28. Why are your knees hurting so badly? What kind...

    Why are your knees hurting so badly? What kind of work do you do?

    Is the pain caused by climbing up and down ladders, crawling through through crawl spaces, or just plain kneeling to work on...
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    That stupid plug valve is on the wrong side of...

    That stupid plug valve is on the wrong side of the dirt tee. I'd tell em to find the installing contractor and make them come back to fix it.

    :cheers:


    P.S... What's with that "energy guide"...
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    Soldering in a zone valve on a little hydronic...

    Soldering in a zone valve on a little hydronic fan coil that was stuffed into a ceiling in someone's closet on the 4th floor of an old folks home. Torch heated up a sprinkler that was about 2 feet...
  31. You're not going to find a stainless steel evap...

    You're not going to find a stainless steel evap coil, unless you have several thousands of extra dollars to have one specially made.

    In my opinion, the main problem with conventional aluminum...
  32. It's funny, I was thinking of you before I typed...

    It's funny, I was thinking of you before I typed "Not a whole lot you can do about it, except plan to get a smaller air conditioner next time around".

    Besides the EPR valve that I think you're...
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    That seems to be a pretty hardcore stance. What...

    That seems to be a pretty hardcore stance. What do you have against those drugs, and why are you ok with narcotics? Care to elaborate a little bit?
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    Man, that's a nice little nugget of awesomeness...

    Man, that's a nice little nugget of awesomeness right there. I might just have to steel it and replace my stupid skydiving quote that I've been using for the last few years. Thank you Mr. Mikey!
    ...
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    I'm not entirely sure how these things work, but...

    I'm not entirely sure how these things work, but could it be possible that with the power shut off you might not be pressurizing the high side?

    The reason I mention this is because I know that...
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    It appears that the writing is on the wall for...

    It appears that the writing is on the wall for shopping malls, and the MOA is no exception.

    The owners of the MOA recently convinced the city (Bloomington, MN) to finance and pay for a huge...
  37. Yes, that is short cycling if it is the hottest...

    Yes, that is short cycling if it is the hottest day of the year.

    Nit a whole lot you can do about it, except plan to get a smaller air conditioner next time around.
  38. I will help by saying that thing should not be...

    I will help by saying that thing should not be resting on the main power wires. Please shut off the power if you haven't done so already and don't turn it back on until it has been repaired/checked...
  39. Thread: Gas line

    by ammoniadog
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    Yes, and yes. Your qualified gas installer...

    Yes, and yes.

    Your qualified gas installer should know the best way to do it.
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    Very interesting point. Although, along the same...

    Very interesting point. Although, along the same lines I'm guessing it's still ok for workplaces to have rules prohibiting marijuana use at work, and it still might be ok to fire someone for...
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    I wonder if the union will be called Local 420?

    I wonder if the union will be called Local 420?
  42. I could do it. Of course someone would have to...

    I could do it. Of course someone would have to pay to move me out to Hawaii first though.
  43. I would have to say NO, air filters in common...

    I would have to say NO, air filters in common HVAC systems DO NOT improve air quality and/or increase healthfulness in any meaningful way.

    Most people don't seem to know this, but the main job of...
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    Huh? The issue with pumping down a micro...

    Huh?

    The issue with pumping down a micro channel condenser is that there isn't enough room in the condenser to hold all of the refrigerant.

    Of course they do come pumped down and full of...
  45. Thread: Beef jerky

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    That looks awesome 2sac. I've noticed that the...

    That looks awesome 2sac. I've noticed that the jerky from the gas station is really getting expensive lately. Just 2 of those sized pieces might run close to $20.

    Could you share the process a...
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    This is a funny response. First you say it...

    This is a funny response. First you say it "works perfect and is super easy", then you follow up by mentioning "oh yeah, if you do this the refrigerant will go to crap and your pipe will get pin...
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    Won't work if its a micro channel coil though,...

    Won't work if its a micro channel coil though, unless you also add a receiver.
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    I think I'd try to make it work with the one good...

    I think I'd try to make it work with the one good wire that you've got.

    Use the good wire as your "Y" while screwing the other wire down to some bare metal on the condensing unit.

    This would...
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    You got me curious, so I looked up the difference...

    You got me curious, so I looked up the difference between deionized and distilled water. From stuff that I just read I learned that DI water is very corrosive and can eat through pretty much any...
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    Is it straight water in this open tank chiller,...

    Is it straight water in this open tank chiller, or is there glycol and/or other chemicals mixed in? I would think if there is glycol or other chemicals in there then the distilled water would be a...
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