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  1. Thread: Dye Checking

    by lzenglish
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    Very Well Said! "THE EASY WAY OUT"! OP: You say...

    Very Well Said! "THE EASY WAY OUT"! OP: You say you may need dye for several upcoming units, What makes you say this without even looking at them first?

    LZ...
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    Hello, and Welcome to H-Talk. In looking at your...

    Hello, and Welcome to H-Talk. In looking at your about me page, i assume you are speaking about residential hvac installers, is that correct? Hvac/r work covers a wide Variety of Job Titles, is why i...
  3. Good Stuff "incontrol", Thanks for Sharing!...

    Good Stuff "incontrol", Thanks for Sharing! :cheers:

    LZ...
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    My Peasure! In the meantime, find all the...

    My Peasure! In the meantime, find all the dimensions of your pan, and any good tin knocker in town, will cut and fold you up a new pan, be it galvanized steel, aluminum., or stainless steel, for...
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    Have a look at this video, while you wait for...

    Have a look at this video, while you wait for more responses. :pop:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suHpxisFT0o

    The key to this possible fix, is no prep required, and self leveling action of...
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    Yes, by all means post up some photos, and or the...

    Yes, by all means post up some photos, and or the model number for this particular unit, so I/We can see what you are up against. PS: Sorry to hear about your being invaded, by the low life, scum...
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    I was referring to the cart movers to get the...

    I was referring to the cart movers to get the boxes to the work site. I used everything from a wheel barrel, to movers dolly, to red flier wagon when needed. I see they have electric motorized carts...
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    Good Idea, and the possibilites are endless. I...

    Good Idea, and the possibilites are endless. I was forced to do this many years ago, because i had no service truck, and worked out of my old 74 Bronco 4x4. I made-up 4 cantilelver boxes, one...
  9. Ideas: Pop ceiling tiles near leak and...

    Ideas: Pop ceiling tiles near leak and investigate area. Eliminate Condensate Pan, trap and or drain pipe leak. Check to see if evap coil is spitting Condensation down range. Check duct insulation...
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    Sounds and Looks Good to Me! I think I'll Try It...

    Sounds and Looks Good to Me! I think I'll Try It Out Myself.:cheers:

    (Watch dog and pony show below) :eek2:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqPxjH-hWIA#action=share

    LZ...
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    This is one of those "to each his own...

    This is one of those "to each his own question/answers", to a certain extent. Now i automatically do about a 2, to 2-1/2-ish wrap, which i never really thought about, (until now), but it just feels...
  12. Hey Chief, I have the same questions and concerns...

    Hey Chief, I have the same questions and concerns that Nuclrchiller, Jayguy, and ehsx have, but let me ask you this: Is this the first Season that this problem has cropped up, or have you seen this...
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    oThere is No One Way, that Works for All...

    oThere is No One Way, that Works for All Applications WAYNE, but out of all the Good Ones Posted in This Thread,(that you asked for), Your Method Sucks Canal Water (imo), No Offence!...
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    I almost forgot to mention this handy little GEM,...

    I almost forgot to mention this handy little GEM, A Portable Dremel tool, with a Cut-off wheel. A MUST HAVE for any Mechanical Minded Repair Person, (imo)!. :yes: :grin2: :yes:

    PS: The photo shows...
  15. Without "AUTO VENTS", I would have needed to hire...

    Without "AUTO VENTS", I would have needed to hire one man to to Constantly Bleed air from my 2 million square feet of Commercial Buildings Hydronic pipes. :grin2: We cleaned towers on a semi annual,...
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    The Trick is to ONLY Cherry the Nut, and NOT the...

    The Trick is to ONLY Cherry the Nut, and NOT the Stud (Heat Expands) Then get Your Box end Wrench on it Quick. This is why a Oxy-Accy rig is better to use, as you can Pinpoint the Heat better than a...
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    Absolutely Mechanical from OP's Description!, and...

    Absolutely Mechanical from OP's Description!, and Waaay To Late for a Megger, when you are pumping gravel. I expect the unit had very little maintenace for years, as the OP said the condenser needed...
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    Good info has been provided here so far. I have...

    Good info has been provided here so far. I have the manuals for the CVHE-1250, if i can find them (retired ya know) I worked them for Many Years, and performed a few Factory Service bulletin Mods on...
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    I'd Say you just about covered it, to condemn it....

    I'd Say you just about covered it, to condemn it. The only other test i know of would be a pump down, and hold test, to check the valve plate. :yes:

    LZ..
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    Don't forget about the White Bread "Drip Stop"...

    Don't forget about the White Bread "Drip Stop" Trick, then Hit it, Quit it, and Get on Widd it. :eek2:


    LZ...:cheers:
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    WHOOPS, I See Now OP was Talking about High Fire,...

    WHOOPS, I See Now OP was Talking about High Fire, as apposed to Pilot. My Bad, But the Same Message Applies.! :gah:


    LZ...:grin2:
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    "]You should NEVER Try To Balance or Adjust, a...

    "]You should NEVER Try To Balance or Adjust, a Buildings Airflow System, using a Hot Water Heaters Pilot Light Flame as a Go-NoGo Gauge. :eek2: That Pilot should function in a plus or minus range of...
  23. Please Continue beer, cuz i wants ta lurn! ...

    Please Continue beer, cuz i wants ta lurn!


    LZ...:pop:
  24. Thread: Cryogenics,

    by lzenglish
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    Yes i have, but for Very Little Time, in the...

    Yes i have, but for Very Little Time, in the 70's. My hvac shop and the Cryogentic shop were both under the same roof, and we were all under the same Chief. We Rebuilt, Phantom F-4 Jet, Cryo Coolers...
  25. My Advice To the OP:-^Do the Above^, and if you...

    My Advice To the OP:-^Do the Above^, and if you find a loose or disconnected ground wire, reconnect and tighten it. If you find NO ground wire, fish one thru the conduit, from the Condensing unit,...
  26. Thread: Water Supply

    by lzenglish
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    YES, You can buy a garden hose to sink faucet...

    YES, You can buy a garden hose to sink faucet adapter, and i recommend it for all that run hvac service to buy, and have one on the truck. Other ways are 5 gallon portable water sprayers like the...
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    NO, You are Not Too Old! You just need to pass...

    NO, You are Not Too Old! You just need to pass the Physical Requirements (like everyone else), for Me to hire You. Now this is just Me, and as you know, every Employer has His or Her own opinions as...
  28. From Your Shaking with Noise, then breaker trip,...

    From Your Shaking with Noise, then breaker trip, (aka current draw increase), tells me Possible Liquid slugging, be it refrigerant or oil. If the compressor had bad crank bearings, and or piston...
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    NICE! Thanks for Posting it Mikey.:yes: LZ..

    NICE! Thanks for Posting it Mikey.:yes:

    LZ..
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    [QUOTE=pacnw;25907855]Not sure this is lasik. ...

    [QUOTE=pacnw;25907855]Not sure this is lasik.

    By God I think You are Correct! Sorry Folks, Please Disregard!


    LZ...:cheers:
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    Been There Done That 3 years ago, left eye only....

    Been There Done That 3 years ago, left eye only. Do You wish to hear my "Sad Story"? lol. Ok then! Eye Doc said i must have this done asap, or i may be sorry. So, i go thru the 2 month indoctrination...
  32. Follow your line voltage wire back to the service...

    Follow your line voltage wire back to the service disconnect, then to the main breaker, to see what you have going on with the ground wiring. The unit can get grounded via the wire conduit, and even...
  33. Thread: Air Filter

    by lzenglish
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    When this Covid deal is all said and Done, it...

    When this Covid deal is all said and Done, it will be the Hvac Engineers, such as ASHRAE, coupled with the Scientific Community that Solves it. As a matter of fact, they are think tanking it as we...
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    Carrier started this Trend in my (A O),(Nor-Cal),...

    Carrier started this Trend in my (A O),(Nor-Cal), in the 1970's.:yes:

    LZ..
  35. AGAIN, At Least "Try to Read-um", "Before YOU...

    AGAIN, At Least "Try to Read-um", "Before YOU Rock-um"!:censored:

    LZ..
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    Very Nice Write-up! Welcome to H-Talk. :cheers: ...

    Very Nice Write-up! Welcome to H-Talk. :cheers:

    LZ...:yes:
  37. So Your Saying it is an AquaSmart Energy Saving...

    So Your Saying it is an AquaSmart Energy Saving Device Your Reading then?

    By the way, your question is fine just where it is imo. Some of us know Boilers, and Some do Not.

    LZ..
  38. Hello, and Welcome to H-Talk. Please tell us more...

    Hello, and Welcome to H-Talk. Please tell us more about this Wire You Speak of? Do You have an "AquaSmart" Energy Saver Device, or Similar, Installed on Your Boiler?

    LZ....
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    "NICE" ! "Kinda Frozen in Time Huh"? ! I will...

    "NICE" ! "Kinda Frozen in Time Huh"? ! I will Remember This Trick, although that spray on contact cement ain't cheep, is it? Lol.:grin2:


    LZ..
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    Beautiful Work! Thanks for Sharing it! :cheers: ...

    Beautiful Work! Thanks for Sharing it! :cheers:

    LZ..
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    [COLOR="#000000"]Lower Your Chilled Water Supply...

    [COLOR="#000000"]Lower Your Chilled Water Supply Temp.,to (43-45 deg. F), and Watch What Happens to your Supply Air Temp. If that don't do it, adjust your O.A. Damper Reset Values :eek2: :yes:
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  42. Thread: Old tools

    by lzenglish
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    Congrats to You !:couch: LZ....

    Congrats to You !:couch:


    LZ....
  43. Thread: Old tools

    by lzenglish
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    "VERY WELL SAID" ehsx, and also a "Very Sad State...

    "VERY WELL SAID" ehsx, and also a "Very Sad State of affairs in Our Trade"! BUT, What ever You do, DO-NOT Try to Point this out to them, as Most DO-NOT want to Hear the Truth from a 48 Year HVAC/R...
  44. Thread: flaring tool

    by lzenglish
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    I still use the basic screw block style...

    I still use the basic screw block style (Imperial). I have seen Sooo many "Gimmick Squeeze a Flare"types come and go over the years, and Never Bit on them. When i flare, i want to feel it in my hand,...
  45. Hey Guy, Sorry to hear of your Woe's. I spent 3...

    Hey Guy, Sorry to hear of your Woe's. I spent 3 months in Co. Springs 50 years ago testing Parachutes for the Army out of Fort Carson, and up in Leadville and Mosquito Pass, (13,000 ft. elevation). I...
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    Now that is one Funny Video, "Made My Day",...

    Now that is one Funny Video, "Made My Day", Thanks!!
    PS: How Much Liquid Courage did You Need to Ingest Prior to the Battle? :grin2::eek2::grin2:

    LZ..:cheers:
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    I bet most everyone here has a good bee story, so...

    I bet most everyone here has a good bee story, so here's one of mine. Right off my walkway and on the edge of the foundation, and T-1-11 wood siding, i notice a steady formation of yellow jackets...
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    No, Not Common, and there were Very Few out there...

    No, Not Common, and there were Very Few out there in my A.O. Of Course Copper has Twice the Thermo Heat Conductivity as Aluminum, and Stainless Steel does not even compete. I think the reasons...
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    Hello, and Welcome to H-Talk! Before i attempt to...

    Hello, and Welcome to H-Talk! Before i attempt to give you my advice, let me ask you this: How old are You? Do You have any Mechanical Electrical Skills/Experience? What is the name of the School You...
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    Poll: My Sentiments Exactly! Stay tuned for my...

    My Sentiments Exactly! Stay tuned for my upcoming, "BEST", "Chasing a Leak War Stories", if i can stay unbanned that is ! :angel::bump::angel:
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