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  1. Thread: Rookie move

    by thatguy
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    Rookie move

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200407/fdef682be1a6acdb65de112a0059c400.jpg

    What a rookie, they cut the extension bars WAY too long!


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    So Iím curious... if within the next few months a...

    So Iím curious... if within the next few months a headline reads ďWife kills husband for chewing too loudĒ, is that considered a Covid related death?


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    Takete, you have 116 posts but your profile has...

    Takete, you have 116 posts but your profile has you labeled as a regular guest. Have you ever signed up for professional status before?


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    You said you had a TXV didnít you? You shouldnít...

    You said you had a TXV didnít you? You shouldnít be charging it by superheat. You charge it by subcooling. If superheat isnít maintaining an acceptable number then the TXV either needs to be adjusted...
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    Having an 18 foot column of liquid sitting on the...

    Having an 18 foot column of liquid sitting on the compressor head could force liquid back through the discharge valve if it starts to get worn, or just given enough time. Iíve cut a scroll apart...
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    I was going to suggest that it may have been the...

    I was going to suggest that it may have been the meter auto ranging but it sounds like you found the solution.

    Thanks for posting the solution that you found!


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    Iím going a slightly opposite route. I think no...

    Iím going a slightly opposite route. I think no stress coming home from work will make for happier couples and may lower divorce rate while boosting birth rate.


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    Recovering to the high side would probably be...

    Recovering to the high side would probably be your safest course of action if you suspect a large quantity of liquid remains in the suction side. You said you thought there might be liquid in the...
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    The reason I questioned is because your profile...

    The reason I questioned is because your profile still has you listed as a Regular Guest, not a Professional Member when I view it. You may want to contact admin about that so it doesnít cause more...
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    You posted quicker than I, looks like youíve...

    You posted quicker than I, looks like youíve answered many of my questions in that post... still a few remaining.


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    Compressor Swap odd behavior

    Dumping 80% of the charge into the suction line is basically filling the compressor up with refrigerant before turning it on, then running a garden hose directly into the suction line... if the...
  12. What is the failure rate of FP and UEI in...

    What is the failure rate of FP and UEI in comparison to Fluke? You may pay double for Fluke but if you can trust through its full service life then I would pay that amount without further questions...
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    Technically this persons healthy too... ...

    Technically this persons healthy too...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200402/799318deafac58fd4574f50e6c2caf73.jpg

    Itís all in the eye of the beer holder.


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    Condenser fan running backwards

    You donít always need a capacitance tester to check the capacitor if you have an accurate clamp meter (accuracy is the key here!) you can check the voltage across the Run cap Common and Herm...
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    Temperature kills capacitors. Bad capacitors...

    Temperature kills capacitors.

    Bad capacitors can cause a fan to run backwards.

    I would suggest replacing the dual capacitor with a new one. Depending on how badly the motor has struggled you...
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    Some manufacturers allow you to over size the...

    Some manufacturers allow you to over size the total indoor unit rated capacity above the outdoor units rated capacity by a certain percentage. You need to read the product literature to know how much...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200329/2a5b3e50...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200329/2a5b3e508b902e4140c32f0ca11d56b2.jpg


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    LOL, Back in my early days I recall being on the...

    LOL, Back in my early days I recall being on the phone with tech support about a scroll compressor that was failing to pump on startup of a new unit. Itís hard to forget a conversation like the one I...
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    Correct, The run winding would only be capacitive...

    Correct, The run winding would only be capacitive coupled to the start winding when you swap the two leads from S and R, just like the start winding is only capacitively coupled to the run winding...
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    Swapping the magnetic field of either the run or...

    Swapping the magnetic field of either the run or the start windings will reverse direction (changing both together will result in the same rotation).

    If itís running backwards then itís probably...
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    Did you try blowing nitrogen through the lines...

    Did you try blowing nitrogen through the lines when you had it open just to make sure there were no blockages? Wouldnít explain the equal pressures unless the internal bypass was opening.

    Sounds...
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    Your right, I should be more careful about how in...

    Your right, I should be more careful about how in express that. I was not stating a known fact, that was a personal opinion, I havenít confirmed that and it would need to be checked for accuracy...
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    Depends on what is off gassing inside the...

    Depends on what is off gassing inside the building. If itís a new building then you may still have adhesives and paints and glues curing. Chemicals in carpets, drywall, etc..., cleaning products, CO2...
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    Never assume. They still could be working on...

    Never assume. They still could be working on it... https://media2.giphy.com/media/fXJyMfUdqVCMPAnPJM/giphy.gif


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  25. Is it possible product of combustion are...

    Is it possible product of combustion are returning to inside? Blocked flue or intake too close to exhaust kind of issue? Maybe failed ignition?




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    the quarantine was never intended to contain it....

    the quarantine was never intended to contain it. I agree, that will never happen. The intention of the quarantine has always been to slow it down so our medical system can cope with the demand. In...
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    If they told everyone 6 months then there would...

    If they told everyone 6 months then there would be riots and looting as people try to stock up. By saying 2 weeks followed by extensions then it keeps the calm.


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    She has a right to a safe work place. She and the...

    She has a right to a safe work place. She and the other nurses need to stand up and enforce their right. Sometimes you just have to be the black sheep. If she is sniffling and sneezing because of the...
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    With Covid19 you should have lots of time to do...

    With Covid19 you should have lots of time to do that!

    Donít worry, we will plan your days for you so you donít get cabin fever. Weíre really looking out for YOUR best interest here, really!

    ...
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    Lol, I think you just pump it up again and give...

    Lol,
    I think you just pump it up again and give it another spray. Unless your ass is shaped like shoe tread it should eventually break loose.


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    Most discrete on the market LOL! Until you go...

    Most discrete on the market LOL!

    Until you go to use it and everyone hears the *crinkle* *crinkle* *SPLOOSH* ďDamnit not again!Ē as you squeeze the plastic bottle until the push top pops out and...
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    Check your frequency and report back. Sent...

    Check your frequency and report back.


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  33. Some are better than others. If you get a cheep...

    Some are better than others. If you get a cheep one then it really doesnít do much except it might protect others from you, just not you from others.

    I got some N95 at home I use for carpentry...
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    The concern is that the death rate CAN be far...

    The concern is that the death rate CAN be far greater than it is if it gets out of hand and floods the hospitals. We donít have enough medical equipment or personnel to handle the rate that this is...
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    Probably the same kid putting the vegetables out...

    Probably the same kid putting the vegetables out on display inside the store... does it really make a difference?


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    9v batteries are only 9v when they are not placed...

    9v batteries are only 9v when they are not placed in series....


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    They had a switch in there so you could change...

    They had a switch in there so you could change the transformer voltage from 208 to 230 on the fly? How nifty is that! (For the one time on startup that you would use it :)


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    How long will it take for the American culture to...

    How long will it take for the American culture to accept bidets?


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  39. Thread: N2 issues

    by thatguy
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    And here I came in thinking you were having...

    And here I came in thinking you were having nitrogen issues.... Iím not really sure what you are talking about now.


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  40. Thread: VRF systems

    by thatguy
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    You can isolate each zone after you find the...

    You can isolate each zone after you find the leak. And if you manage to find it before itís an issue then people arenít affected except for that one that has the leak( unless itís on a main or branch...
  41. Thread: VRF systems

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    As a service tech who works on them infrequently...

    As a service tech who works on them infrequently but frequently enough to know about them, and has taken multiple manufactures training courses, I have a dislike for them. You often need specialized...
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    Yay, Tapatalk works again!!!

    Iím not sure how many rely on TapaTalk to use this site but I know it is the primary connection point for me. I anticipate if itís been slow while the repairs were being preformed it will soon pick...
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    We canít really talk about prices and wages in...

    We canít really talk about prices and wages in the open forums. It varies so much from area to area, and industry to industry. Itís best if you acquired your required post count and submitted for pro...
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    Yes. Under some operating conditions that will...

    Yes. Under some operating conditions that will occur while other conditions would result in a full sight glass. Both would be properly operating and normal if the charge is set correct. More often...
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    If you get it serviced please report back the...

    If you get it serviced please report back the results you get from another test.


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    Well... itís not tomorrow, but Iíve snapped a...

    Well... itís not tomorrow, but Iíve snapped a picture :D

    Itís simple really, use it to drive 9/16Ēnuts up threaded rod, or as a deep socket/extension. It does a good job at holding a bit fairly...
  47. Well I happened across a unit over 600 VAC today...

    Well I happened across a unit over 600 VAC today so I pulled out my Fluke 322 Clamp and Fluke 16 DMM.

    Both read the voltage just fine. Never went into OL. Both measured around 618 fairly...
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    I donít think he is using a TXV... Sent from...

    I donít think he is using a TXV...


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    @EnergyOasis You have enough posts now to...

    @EnergyOasis

    You have enough posts now to sign up for Pro status (itís free). Why donít you get that process started so you can have access to all the info you need next time before you start the...
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    Why didnít you ask these questions before you...

    Why didnít you ask these questions before you started the work or took the job on?

    Measure Quick app isnít going to fix low airflow or undersized line set, or refrigerant migration, or whatever...
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