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    Model number in opening post. Weigh charge ? No...

    Model number in opening post. Weigh charge ? No thatís what I walked up and found. The suction line was 5.4 * Yes I put a thermometer on it. So it was flooding back bad. But as you can see I only had...
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    Got hit by an electronic air cleaner once. Home...

    Got hit by an electronic air cleaner once. Home owner was there. He said ďswear your hair stood straight up. Never seen nothing like that.Ē The cut from jerking away lasted longer than the bite...
  3. After asking about generators I thought about it....

    After asking about generators I thought about it. They are there own power plant so I guess they would need grounded as they separate from the grid so not to back feed and kill a lineman somewhere....
  4. Newoldtech. Thank you for getting knocked on your...

    Newoldtech. Thank you for getting knocked on your butt. I have learned a lot on this thread and watching mike holt videos.
    This makes sense as I remember as a kid grandpa sticking rods in the...
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    Coil restriction?

    Pretty sure Iíve got some restrictions in distributer tubes. Wonder if the oil additive trane used a few years ago would work? Itís a York d4ce060 a25a
    76* ambient. 194/18 psig. 19*sc 61* sh. When...
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    You took out that easy to maintain Chippewa ��....

    You took out that easy to maintain Chippewa ��. Looks real good. ��
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    Wouldíve been the time to replace that water...

    Wouldíve been the time to replace that water heater. Wild guess 1989 ? Usually donít see them that old in any other market. 20-25 years without an a lid rod replacement is normal here. But not many...
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    Flue goes downhill to the furnace not away....

    Flue goes downhill to the furnace not away. Guaranteed that’s not in the install guide
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    Have to check that tool out. I use a “lil popper”...

    Have to check that tool out. I use a “lil popper” and yes always always always. Fuse a transformer if there isn’t one.
    Went to a house today and someone had put a fuse in-line with “w” and “g” and...
  10. Thread: Weird one

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    It was a perfect storm. A tear in the insulation...

    It was a perfect storm. A tear in the insulation that let it build the ice and for whatever reason the line set and waterline literally touching each other. Can’t wait until someone in the office...
  11. Thread: Weird one

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    Weird one

    Had a plumbing call no hot water at kitchen or one bathroom. Total no clue why no water but noticed evap froze on ac. Contactor welded. Got in crawl to check water lines. Found water line encased in...
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    Mango habanero coconut ice cream

    Walmart has it again. Trust me. You wonít like it. Have your local Wally World send it all to Springfield Illinois. 😂
  13. Thread: Clean screen ?

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    First I got to get it out. Then see if it will...

    First I got to get it out. Then see if it will still seal without it or it’s pointless. Thought about just driving a pocket screwdriver thru it and do the drier but anything on the screen or broken...
  14. Thread: Clean screen ?

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    Clean screen ?

    Itís been awhile but I saw a service bulletin saying before replacing a txv to clean the screen first. How does this come out ? The picture showed the brass ended barrel screen but never stated how...
  15. Thread: The Ozone Hole

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    Because the money says so.

    Because the money says so.
  16. Everything sictech said. Also check where...

    Everything sictech said. Also check where discharge line goes under condenser coil inside unit. Make sure it hasn’t dropped and touching base of unit. But if liquid line touches wood you will get...
  17. Probably the worst thing they ever came up with....

    Probably the worst thing they ever came up with. I remember the early ones, being told to wedge a toothpick in where the igniter plugs in and snap it off to fix the cold solder failure. It was an...
  18. Forgot about the mod part. Haven’t seen last...

    Forgot about the mod part. Haven’t seen last couple years tempstar but they like the 4 wire connection smart valve. Runs inducer thru gas Valve. Expensive garbage. The circuit for the limit in the...
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    So.Cal and Florida guys going “snow legs?? Wth...

    So.Cal and Florida guys going “snow legs?? Wth are snow legs } lol. The joys of regional rule And application changes.
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    Guess I will. See if they can decipher the pic of...

    Guess I will. See if they can decipher the pic of my refrigerant handlers card. It’s from first year of tests a rses crumble. I sealed the plastic window it was in so I have all the pieces. Lol
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    Should not be books. Test should show what a tech...

    Should not be books. Test should show what a tech knows. Anyone can study a book and take a test, doesn’t mean I want you fixing my stuff. My whole point of this thread. Nate is all about money. Buy...
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    Cheapest ? .99 bic lighter. But not the safest I...

    Cheapest ? .99 bic lighter. But not the safest I use the tiff. But did use a lighter to find a casting pin hole in a 1/2” 90* elbow. Bubbles were froze and I could smell it but sniffer wasn’t...
  23. Is it Honeywell smart valve ?

    Is it Honeywell smart valve ?
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    Too many times, being on call with the early wake...

    Too many times, being on call with the early wake you up call. Finish it and wander around Lowe’s or Menards to kill time waiting. Hours go by and head home,hit the exit and the answering service...
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    They make gummy-bear molds. Mmm multi-flavor...

    They make gummy-bear molds. Mmm multi-flavor exhaust hood jelly. That’s just nasty. I’d be pissed to work on that without prior pressure washing. You’d never smell the same.
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    I have both pellet and electric also. Get the...

    I have both pellet and electric also. Get the Amazen tray. Itís a maze that you fill with pellets and light with a torch. Pellets will smoke 6-8 hrs letting you to leave the master built for...
  27. ICP and carrier are in bed together now.

    ICP and carrier are in bed together now.
  28. Something in that orifice. Like a lil piece of...

    Something in that orifice. Like a lil piece of that grease type dope manufacturers like to use. Stick a little Allen wrench in it then run it. If it straightened it up I’d pull that orifice and clean...
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    Lol. Figured why I didn’t get a response. As...

    Lol. Figured why I didn’t get a response. As cruddy as drain was I just wonder if running blower continuously help stop it ? Who knows. Told them to run it in auto and call me with error if it...
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    In the delivery room waiting on my son to join...

    In the delivery room waiting on my son to join the world. It was scheduled, so we were there at 6am central time. They induced her. Then things happened. Dr. Said we can’t stop now the drugs are...
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    If you still have original motor. Look at motor...

    If you still have original motor. Look at motor nameplate. Seen many rtu cond fan motors saying h.p. .75* or 3/4*. The star means it’s actually a 1 hp motor. Over the years learned lots of weird...
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    It’s not on my mind anymore. But I also make sure...

    It’s not on my mind anymore. But I also make sure I’m not around it. Wouldn’t want to test my will power. Not much of a bar person but did have a “friend” ask twice one night if I wanted a “bump” , I...
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    As stated before. There isn’t a cure. It will...

    As stated before. There isn’t a cure. It will take desire. 30 yrs ago cocaine was my issue. You have to want to be clean and avoid anyone who does the stuff. My ex-wife got hooked on Vicodin and...
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    Excellent post minus one thing. Gas heat doesnít...

    Excellent post minus one thing. Gas heat doesnít require much training ?.? I pound gas heat safety into new guys heads. Screw up on an ac call customer 99.9% of the time is still alive house hasnít...
  35. Thread: Work boots

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    Carolina emailed me that mid November they will...

    Carolina emailed me that mid November they will be back in stock. I change the inner liners a lot. Which has helped on seams splitting from moisture. My issue is how I walk wears the heels at an...
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    After apartment maintenance all Goodman I went...

    After apartment maintenance all Goodman I went into the trade at a carrier dealer. Been with a trane dealer 20+ years now. If us techs could get the engineers to follow our advice all units would be...
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    Water furnace error on stat

    Just went on a water furnace for maintenance and an error code. Asked what code was , donít remember. It takes a couple days to show up but if reset system and turn fan from auto to on error doesnít...
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    Press them. No flare no fire no leaks.

    Press them. No flare no fire no leaks.
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    Lately we been cutting the indoor flares off and...

    Lately we been cutting the indoor flares off and pressing them. Leaks at indoor unit are a real pita to fix.On side note Not long ago they approved pressing black iron gas line. Major time saver
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    Don’t like square d disconnects. Call them fire...

    Don’t like square d disconnects. Call them fire starters. First thing I tell new employees is to never turn one off. Go inside to breaker. Recommend replacing it with a pull out style. Had too many...
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    Put the little residential unit in at home. Never...

    Put the little residential unit in at home. Never noticed much change in how quick odors like onion went away as it claimed. There was a study done in Belgium about hvac and covid. They concluded...
  42. Thread: Work boots

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    Ya I get a year roughly out of a pair. So $600...

    Ya I get a year roughly out of a pair. So $600 Dayton are out. Looked at keen website. Says they are in Portland. Just wonder if they’ve been burned down yet ? Started wearing Carolinas when they...
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    Asking a question like that as a “ professional “...

    Asking a question like that as a “ professional “ member. ??
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    You sure the board is fine ? Voltage? High and...

    You sure the board is fine ? Voltage? High and low. Cap good? Furnace or ah ?
  45. Thread: Work boots

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    Work boots

    Trying to find the boots I want is a pain. Carolina 8049. Worn them for years. Tried to order direct from Carolina but they donít have my size. So far no online retailer does. Ugh. They are...
  46. Carrier ? Time delay board

    Carrier ? Time delay board
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    Have had issues with the ones that take the key...

    Have had issues with the ones that take the key that has 2 pins. Had 2 keys and broke both getting caps off. Needless to say regular caps went back on.
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    For sure check control voltage. Seen many rtu...

    For sure check control voltage. Seen many rtu transformers on the 240v tap with supply voltage actually 208. At a strong 208 it will make enough low voltage to operate but slight voltage drop and you...
  49. If static is good and spraying coil with coil...

    If static is good and spraying coil with coil cleaner doesn’t do it (yes a new coil may need oil removed ) make a door from plexiglass and watch it. Had that issue with a Rheem yrs ago. 4 ah above...
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    I turned it over to the facility manager to get...

    I turned it over to the facility manager to get an electrician involved. I had to move the light switch that controlled the fan. There was power on the neutral at the wire but connection there. There...
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