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    surprised no shark fin reducers.

    surprised no shark fin reducers.
  2. check for rubbing wires in outdoor unit. a...

    check for rubbing wires in outdoor unit. a shorted wire bumping against a pipe will cut power to the board inside outdoor unit, starting a 5 minute delay. sometimes they can be hard to find.

    have...
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    multiple returns or one central return? have seen...

    multiple returns or one central return? have seen central returns where they didn't seal the top into attic when using the wall cavity as duct.
    If there's a duct inside the wall, may not be sealed...
  4. several things: I've seen lots of units "not...

    several things:

    I've seen lots of units "not for mh" runs for decade or more. there's even mh units that the manufacturer of the unit says they wern't for high static systems.

    Some yorks come...
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    seems a long time ago now, mid 90s. 10 seer,...

    seems a long time ago now, mid 90s.

    10 seer, r22 ht pumps, mechanical fossil fule kits, mercury bulb tstats, t87 a and j subbases on van.
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    Back when I was installing baystat240s, they came...

    Back when I was installing baystat240s, they came w pc shipping foam stuck around the mercury bulb, used that to seal hole. When that went away, used tp since bathroom was usually right by tstat...
  7. I just saw an N coil the other day from york. was...

    I just saw an N coil the other day from york. was on an elec furnace in manuf home. not in the coil. guess which part the coil was open on both sides?


    sucked adding a pc metal to close in the...
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    I've seen those blow pretty stiff breeze out...

    I've seen those blow pretty stiff breeze out hole. Everytime ho asks why I plug hole I tell them why, or pull out batteries that aren't needed.

    Had a case last year where several tstats in row...
  9. batteries (will work w several 9v in series) ?...

    batteries (will work w several 9v in series) ? trane blowers have the transformer mounted to them already.
  10. Some apartments have the water heater and the ac...

    Some apartments have the water heater and the ac unit in same closet.

    cleaning the equipment or some other work may have caused an issue that depressurizes the mech room, ie, filter slot open or...
  11. yep, find the leak location first. if its in the...

    yep, find the leak location first. if its in the indoor section, where it usually is, then he didn't do it for sure. I've seen them "run fine" and die a week or tow later due to a tube rubbing inside...
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    I've extended a few by removing the cap, adding...

    I've extended a few by removing the cap, adding pipe down wall 5' and reattaching the cap at end of pipe.
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    Its common on some manufs to have 1/2 ton...

    Its common on some manufs to have 1/2 ton oversized coil to get a step higher efficiency rating. smaller coils can dehumidify better, some outdoors units could have nearly a dozen matches from the...
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    I've replaced a f/d w/o recover by using my pinch...

    I've replaced a f/d w/o recover by using my pinch off/open tool and closeing the liquidline valve. saves a great deal of time. also have replaced hi psi switches on minis icemachine style, jist need...
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    it does have a switch outside the stall- on the...

    it does have a switch outside the stall- on the other side of room with the other lights.

    I asked the tech before me if he saw my message on the ah in attic- "bumped head on pipe x IIII" vent...
  16. they do it a lot under manufactured homes. I'm...

    they do it a lot under manufactured homes. I'm concerned that acid soil will eat through piping, have seen that happen before.
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    pullchain to heaven

    its in a shower, at least it doesn't get used.
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    I've noted a couple times fans blades reflecting...

    I've noted a couple times fans blades reflecting light an a pulsing light on side house or window, cust never said anything about. some of the units were several yrs old, so paint might be the better...
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    oil return thought

    was thinking about units on roof at apartment buildings. manufacturer says may not need oil traps, but...

    if the units are oversized, say a 2 ton for 800 sq ft apt, most of the time they're not...
  20. yep, got one of those, works pretty well. I clean...

    yep, got one of those, works pretty well. I clean it each time before I put it up.
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    According to manual j, mines slightly undersized,...

    According to manual j, mines slightly undersized, but it maintains 76 when its 96 out. It was in dehum mode last night, after 30 minutes run time dropped the rh 3-4%
  22. Oh great, now I'm "that guy". But there is a...

    Oh great, now I'm "that guy".

    But there is a code against that sort of thing with ductwork.
  23. one for venting, one for watching....creepy.

    one for venting, one for watching....creepy.
  24. https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/201...

    https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/nest-640x452.jpg
  25. That and batteries in tstats that don't need...

    That and batteries in tstats that don't need them.

    If the system is low, was it the cap or an actual leak? now I feel I'm on a ghost hunt if the caps are missing.

    lately I've seen a number of...
  26. azure motor is listed as a replacement for this...

    azure motor is listed as a replacement for this setup.
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    You know it'll be ok if they run a dedicated...

    You know it'll be ok if they run a dedicated circuit, everything will be new and properly sized.
  28. could be some of compressor tubing is in contact...

    could be some of compressor tubing is in contact with the basepan, seen that make a lot of noise a few times.
  29. In our area, a lot of manuf homes get the fresh...

    In our area, a lot of manuf homes get the fresh air duct closed off after number of years. its always open, and not filtered, either.
  30. in theory, yes, building code requires it....

    in theory, yes, building code requires it. Probably don't need as much air now as the house isn't offgassing as much.

    you cab do an automatic damper that will do ventilation based on timer, which...
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    none of this is buried in a wall, but there's 8...

    none of this is buried in a wall, but there's 8 runs of it.
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    I just found two systems at one house w pdm us...

    I just found two systems at one house w pdm us gelcopper lines leaking. picked up refer at end insulation, started stripping off insulation and found oily in one, pinholes leaks.

    spot checked a...
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    hmmm, I looked at mine and saw no option in the...

    hmmm, I looked at mine and saw no option in the install, user menu or in the tstat menus itself. does have aggressive recovery option, but that's not the same thing.
  34. coleman and trane both are doing al coils now.

    coleman and trane both are doing al coils now.
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    I'm not sure I would blame the manufs on the...

    I'm not sure I would blame the manufs on the bolts, since motors rarely break loose or the bolts break when removed. I've broken plenty light switchs, and contactors, but I just have to remember to...
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    I think the folded ones are "low watt density"

    I think the folded ones are "low watt density"
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    don't really see a pn, has some randon looking...

    don't really see a pn, has some randon looking numbers in one corner, but thst's it. 0521, ptc-1v-0, or 94v-0 take your pick.

    the only tstat connections are y,c,w2
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    control board that does nothing

    had a customer want this removed from unit. tennent had sold him one to save power somehow and saw no difference, so asked me to take it out.

    there was no way for this board to control anything,...
  39. piston acts as a check valve, pushes forward in...

    piston acts as a check valve, pushes forward in bore to meter in summer, pushes to back of bore and allows liquid to bypass in winter.
  40. I noticed that too on the last goodman I saw. so...

    I noticed that too on the last goodman I saw. so the nest has the connections, still isn't 4 stage, only three from op description.

    The iaq is good, had one, and can run a huimidifier and some...
  41. thought same thing, sov stuck or bad valves....

    thought same thing, sov stuck or bad valves. restriction wouldn't have near equal pressures. maybe compressor stopped while he was under house and he heard pressures equalizing?
  42. if the system leaks refer, and bad comp, and 12...

    if the system leaks refer, and bad comp, and 12 yrs old, I would recommend replace as well, since the trane evap coil is pretty much the cost of new indoor unit (which is where leaks usually are) and...
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    had one last year the bolts in lower bearing came...

    had one last year the bolts in lower bearing came loose.
  44. Thread: time bomb?

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    That's a pretty neat idea, but its kinda stupid...

    That's a pretty neat idea, but its kinda stupid proofing something also. Best policy not to leave stuff like that lying around unattended , including candles.
  45. Thread: time bomb?

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    time bomb?

    Just didn't know what to say wh4en saw this. good way to start a building fire.
  46. all i've installed can be either side.

    all i've installed can be either side.
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    I don't think they stated the difference between...

    I don't think they stated the difference between coil heat transfer and efficiency of system. The coil will run hotter and still transfer heat, but still have al the other issues.
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    I saw in an old movie, the page (a kid) came up...

    I saw in an old movie, the page (a kid) came up to one of the patrons and said he had a call. had a phone w/cord on the platter, plugged in one of those plugs into a wall socket.
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    its the 1/2" chuck

    its the 1/2" chuck
  50. is the duct in attic or under slab in soil? if in...

    is the duct in attic or under slab in soil? if in attic, sounds like loose duct. that could draft cold air in from attic.
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