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    Was dark & late and could not figure out the...

    Was dark & late and could not figure out the wiring. Dead compressor, so getting new condenser unit.
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    OK. That makes sense now. This is a 3 zone...

    OK. That makes sense now.

    This is a 3 zone dual fuel setup.

    Thanks for the explanation.

    Just never say this before
  3. Thread: Yank-a-lineset

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    That is a good idea regardless of the brand.

    That is a good idea regardless of the brand.
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    Anyone ever see this before?

    This is on a Trane:

    M- 4TWX6036B1000AA
    S- 62115KN2F

    Can't figure out what these are doing809458
  5. Thread: California -

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    PHM, This is pretty much the case with...

    PHM,

    This is pretty much the case with California. Lived there for over 20 years from Sacramento to LA. What a mess the political idiots have made of a state that is so diverse and beautiful. All...
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    Go with the new system. If you can get a...

    Go with the new system. If you can get a completely new system for 3k, go for it. My experience is that whatever it costs to upgrade your HVAC system, you will at least double it when you sell your...
  7. All this is very true. If it is a split coil, the...

    All this is very true. If it is a split coil, the first time to clean it, you should have someone with you who has done it before-successfully. These are sometimes not so easy.
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    I do not think that he has a non-condensable...

    I do not think that he has a non-condensable issue to hand. I think he is trying to get his head around how you would determine if a system had non-condensables in it. That is if you ran into one.
    ...
  9. Have any pictures of these 8" coils? We can give...

    Have any pictures of these 8" coils? We can give you a better idea of how to get this done.

    If not, how about equipment name and model #.

    I am willing to bet these are split coils. You need to...
  10. I do not see an 80,000 BTU furnace in Sac. Does...

    I do not see an 80,000 BTU furnace in Sac. Does not get that cold there. Unless that house leaks a lot.

    I would be leaning towards the Bosch.

    As far as Energy Star, it just has not been rated...
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    So you just like to see others suffer? What kind...

    So you just like to see others suffer? What kind of person does that make you?
  12. I have the D-Tek Select and it seems to work...

    I have the D-Tek Select and it seems to work equally well on 22 as 410a. I think one thing about leak detectors is that you have to practice with it and get real familiar with how it works,
  13. Yep. That would be my suggestion for optimum...

    Yep. That would be my suggestion for optimum efficiency and comfort.

    A 2 story house really has 2 separate environments. They need to be controlled separately.
    Each one single stage would be...
  14. The Democrats are in the business of giving as...

    The Democrats are in the business of giving as many people they can a free ride. Only problem is the people end up totally dependant on the government and in turn end up a slave to that government.
    ...
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    You've some really good points here about Appion....

    You've some really good points here about Appion. We all need to keep moving forward.
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    I second that thought. Find out what size system...

    I second that thought. Find out what size system you need before putting one in is always a good idea.

    I would see if you could find a local Bosch dealer for an air to air heat pump.

    Just my...
  17. Thread: San Franpoosco

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    Put them on a bus out to the Presidio and let...

    Put them on a bus out to the Presidio and let them fertilize the lawn.

    This situation is the Democrats hard at work destroying a city, USA is next.

    I was there is the 70's and it is a city full...
  18. Thread: AC run time???

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    There are several free or low cost Manual J -...

    There are several free or low cost Manual J - load calc software programs that you should be able to do the load calc yourself. Just do a Google search.
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    Have you seen this notice:...

    Have you seen this notice: https://www.supco.com/web/supco_live/test/surge.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImNnO0q_b4QIVXoGzCh2MuAnEEAAYASAAEgIKHPD_BwE

    Might be of some help.
  20. Thread: AC run time???

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    That would be my verdict as well.

    That would be my verdict as well.
  21. Ok. Thanks for the explanation on antifreeze....

    Ok. Thanks for the explanation on antifreeze. Can't offer whether it is required or not.

    Those brass caps usually have a rubber gasket and available at any hardware/home store.
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    I think we all need to be a little more friendly...

    I think we all need to be a little more friendly in the AOP section. The guy is not trying to wire in his furnace or check the charge. Just needs some pointers on sizing ductwork.

    I know the rules...
  23. Silly question... why do you have antifreeze in...

    Silly question... why do you have antifreeze in the boiler? I have not found any that do around here, except outside wood fired boilers. Yours appears to be in a basement.
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    Sorry that we are not so DIY friendly here. It is...

    Sorry that we are not so DIY friendly here. It is the site rules from the site owners. But these guys do not need to be so rude and unfriendly about it. Yes, there are other sites that should be able...
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    Yes, it can be done. You need to call a pro to...

    Yes, it can be done. You need to call a pro to get this right before you damage you system.
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    What is it?

    What is it?
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    Why don't you ask the contractor to explain to...

    Why don't you ask the contractor to explain to you why these other items need to be done. Make sure that you understand why before going forward. Hopefully he will be honest as the replies above.
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    The copper on line sets are no thicker than it...

    The copper on line sets are no thicker than it was in the R-22 days. More likely it is thinner and not 100% pure copper as it used to be. So i don't think that will be a problem.
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    Check the install manual. On some equipment it...

    Check the install manual. On some equipment it would be OK, but there is a slight loss is performance, usually just a few percent.
  30. I think elite software has a one time use for 50...

    I think elite software has a one time use for 50 that you can do yourself.

    Or here is a whole house load calc by one of our members: http://www.oceanhvac.com/
  31. Thread: Lineset Leaks

    by joemach
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    If he is doing mini-spits then both lines are...

    If he is doing mini-spits then both lines are insulated.
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    Website is one thing, but SEO is what you need. ...

    Website is one thing, but SEO is what you need.

    Hope this is allowed here to post web sites of what has worked for me. (If not the mods can remove it).

    I use footbridgemedia.com less the 2...
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    I agree with that. I am staying with my YJ 41...

    I agree with that. I am staying with my YJ 41 with the better JB hoses. I am pretty rough on tools and do not see digitals lasting long at all. Besides, I am using proven technology, why change.

    I...
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    Yellow Jacket 41 series works great and never had...

    Yellow Jacket 41 series works great and never had an issue.
  35. That says it all...

    That says it all...
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    When I worked for someone, it was show up at the...

    When I worked for someone, it was show up at the first call. That is when the pay started. It ended at the end of the last call of the day. Even though as long as you were in the company vehicle you...
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    Very possible since it has a micro channel evap...

    Very possible since it has a micro channel evap and tube coil condenser.
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    Terry, I should have worded that better. I...

    Terry,

    I should have worded that better. I will always sell a low pressure cut of if there is not one on the system.

    Anyway, I just wanted to know what could be this awful sound this scroll is...
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    Can a scoll eat itself up

    Went on a call for no heat on a heat pump and ended up being a bad breaker for the heat pump condenser. Gave bill, got paid. then I thought, let's see if this fixed it. Turned the unit on and the...
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    Is that steam or hot water?

    Is that steam or hot water?
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    Do some internet searches. There is (what they...

    Do some internet searches. There is (what they use for oil spills in the ocean) some sort of bacteria that thrives on oil. Not cheap but it works. Don't ask me how I know.
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    That's a good question right there. That tight of...

    That's a good question right there. That tight of a house will need some fresh air.
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    Where is the beginning of this thread? What am I...

    Where is the beginning of this thread? What am I missing here?
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    I had one like that a few years ago in the middle...

    I had one like that a few years ago in the middle of winter, but not producing much heat. Could not get the panel off to force defrost. Tried my heat gun, but that was going to take unitil spring. I...
  45. definitely get him back to fix it.

    definitely get him back to fix it.
  46. Thread: Thermostats

    by joemach
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    If you put it in the ceiling, the installer needs...

    If you put it in the ceiling, the installer needs to put in a secondary condensate pan to catch any water. Then either a secondary drain for the pan or a cut off switch if is senses water in the...
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    I will bet that the motor is still good and all...

    I will bet that the motor is still good and all you need is the module.

    I have seen dozens that only needed a module and only one that needed a motor.

    It is eay to test.
  48. Thread: Goodman

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    That is awesome work and I can see the pride you...

    That is awesome work and I can see the pride you have in your work by the final result.

    Now, how in the heck do you make that return drop do a wiggle like that?

    You make it look easy.
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    Safe bet is to put in another 80%. Not much...

    Safe bet is to put in another 80%. Not much difference in gas use in your area. Doubt you see anything lower that 40 degrees.
  50. What is going to happen with all the aluminum...

    What is going to happen with all the aluminum coils that are being installed today?

    Just wondering.
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