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  1. Thread: Furnace pop

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    Normally I would advise to trust the pros, but in...

    Normally I would advise to trust the pros, but in this case I think it might behoove you to get ahold of the install manual and double check the section on Flue and combustion air requirements. If it...
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    That type is called lung cancer. It should...

    That type is called lung cancer.

    It should look like one of these
    ...
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    lol... It's a pilot system that's too large for...

    lol...
    It's a pilot system that's too large for the load, working on a duct system that is too small. The deeper a quality tech digs the more $$$ they are going to find.

    It's time to stop...
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    My advice is to get a WiFi thermostat that will...

    My advice is to get a WiFi thermostat that will send you phone alerts when ever the system is run out side of your chosen range. Then you can decide on a case by case basis wither or not to allow...
  5. Getting an ecm or x13 to run without 24v?

    Iím putting together a couple of homemade blowers to help purge atticís while working in the mm this summer.
    Basically just putting protective screens over them and mounting brackets.

    I have a...
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    Coil cleaner isnít a bad idea. Do you think a bit...

    Coil cleaner isnít a bad idea. Do you think a bit of sulfuric acid would be overkill?


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    Condenser fan blades reflecting sunlight.

    I have a recent install where the customer is complaining about sunlight being reflected off of the aluminum blades.

    I've never had this issue and I'm wondering if any of you have come up with a...
  8. Weíre in the east valley near Phoenix, so we do a...

    Weíre in the east valley near Phoenix, so we do a lot of residential rooftop units(RTU). As youíve already read if done right there is nothing wrong with a twist elbow per se, but it is a rare thing...
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    As has been mentioned, you really don't want a...

    As has been mentioned, you really don't want a system that is any bigger than it needs to be. I intentionally have an undersized unit on my house.

    Its sounds like your system has something wrong...
  10. I also have my opinions about Nest, but the OP...

    I also have my opinions about Nest, but the OP never asked what we all thought of the Nest. Any good system/thermostat is going to want as many wires as the nest unless he goes full communicating.
    ...
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    Looks like itís already been said, but Iíll join...

    Looks like itís already been said, but Iíll join the chorus. Quality, honest contractors who truly know what theyíre doing, are not the norm in this industry. In fact, in some areas they can be...
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    Looks like Supply duct to me. Possibly from a...

    Looks like Supply duct to me. Possibly from a Evaporative(swamp) cooler that was used for cooling before the mini-split. Either way, neither the radiant heat nor the mini-split are using it, so my...
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    Why pay extra for a communicating system if your...

    Why pay extra for a communicating system if your not going to use that feature?


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    1: Google ďloss leaderĒ 2: Cancel service...

    1: Google ďloss leaderĒ

    2: Cancel service contract

    3: Find a honest local company that will charge enough for the initial service call that they donít need to ďfindĒ anything wrong with the...
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    We are obviously bias, but HVAC is one of those...

    We are obviously bias, but HVAC is one of those areas where taking a little bit more time to find the right contractor, (and paying them what they are worth) will pay off in spades over the long run....
  17. Looking For Install Techs: East Vally, Phoenix

    As the title says, I'd like to add another crew and expand this summer.
    We work primarily in residential retrofit, but dabble in light commercial from time to time.
    We are a medium sized, family...
  18. Thread: I found him

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    Iím confused, how did it get passed the coil? ...

    Iím confused, how did it get passed the coil?


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    The out door system has 24v and a Y. Any short...

    The out door system has 24v and a Y. Any short between these two would also cause theses symptoms. My guess is that somewhere between the unit and where the low voltage goes into the wall there is a...
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    Daikin about out Goodman a few years back. Iím a...

    Daikin about out Goodman a few years back. Iím a big fan of Daikin. Havenít seen any real impact on the brand, but any that come will most likely be positive.

    The only beef I have with Goodman is...
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    As a hime owner you basically have three options...

    As a hime owner you basically have three options when it comes to your HVAC system(s).

    First: shop based on price and hope for the best.

    Second: spend a lot of time educating yourself about...
  22. Major sweating after new install.Is contractor negligent ?

    Hold contractor #1ís feet to the fire. They might do everything they can to wiggle out of it, but Iíll bet that the threat of being reported, as well as the threat of negative reviews on multiple...
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    Ways to check for cracked heat exchangers

    A combustion analyzer is an awesome tool and this is only part of what itís good for. Taking a reading is a lot faster then checking the HX visually, and although it wonít tell you for sure that...
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    Hope you skipped lunch

    Donít have the photo, but I once had to ďopenĒ the up facing side of a horizontal AHU just to be able to remove the blower. It had been installed parallel between the trusses in an attic. Trusses...
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    Nope. Not with a 30í pole. Sent from my...

    Nope. Not with a 30í pole.


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  26. Home made freeze dryer. (Conceptual stage, work in progress)

    I had thought that I already created a thread about this, but I canít find it, so I must not have.

    My father is a Prepper and is obsessed with preserving food. He has a harvest right home freeze...
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    Trane started telling us to always replace both....

    Trane started telling us to always replace both. Claimed that one usually damages the other.

    Iíve started noticing gentecs where the two arenít even separable .


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    Probably oil in the reused lines. Iím always...

    Probably oil in the reused lines. Iím always surprised how much N2 will cram into even the tiniest bit of oil.
    If your me trying to pull real vacuums you have to sweep out all the oil. Not a lot of...
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    Black stuff looks like it came from his torch...

    Black stuff looks like it came from his torch set. He said he ran out of gas. Bad oxygen/acetylene mix=black poo.

    Also, I didnít see if he corrected it later, but his subcool/superheat numbers...
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    Yeah I was wondering why, if he had a standard...

    Yeah I was wondering why, if he had a standard 7.5, why bill out for a turbo, but he probably gets a % commission and the turbo cost more.

    It just looked like a factory part and not a 3rd party....
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    Need help IDing a cap

    I have a customer that was recently charged too much $$$ to replace a 7.5 ĶF run cap.

    The invoice she showed me said that the Was replaced with a mini turbo. But this is the capacitor currently...
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    Pulling vacuum after compressor replacement

    Where is your micron gauge in your set up?

    I have the same appion kit and I love it, but I ditched the tee and manifold and just go straight to the pump.

    After you shut your valve core tools,...
  33. Why was a communicating system like this chosen...

    Why was a communicating system like this chosen for this application?

    Are your test/setup studying the equipment, or the environment?


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    It is a 2.5! You much be a prophet!! Sent...

    It is a 2.5!
    You much be a prophet!!


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    There is a section of the forum for these types...

    There is a section of the forum for these types of home owner questions called AOP.
    One of the moderators might be willing to move the thread for you.

    As to your question, the controls and motor...
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    Excellent Cooling but Poor Heating

    Need way more info.

    Somebody should make a form that has to be filled out.

    Return air temp
    Supply air temp(taken as close to the coil as is practical)

    Outdoor temp

    Liquid line ...
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    Maybe Iím not clear, but it sounds like a wrong...

    Maybe Iím not clear, but it sounds like a wrong way rotation.

    Could be a wrong/miss wired motor.


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    Google the brand/motor and add ďpin outĒ to the...

    Google the brand/motor and add ďpin outĒ to the search. Then go to the images. Chances are good your motors molex connector pin out, or spade configuration will be on the first page.

    For example...
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    When itís too damn hot to diagnose...

    This was my conclusion. The motor is still under warranty, so I Have to wait for an OEM motor. Hopefully Iíll remember to return and report when I go back and take care of business

    FYI, I donít...
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    Iíve never understood why people donít Use nitro....

    Iíve never understood why people donít Use nitro. It adds a whole 10 minutes to the job. And itís not like Youíll use enough nitrogen to make a difference in the cost of nitro either


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    purging with nitrogen during brazing - I don't

    Our installers donít purge, and they burn the $#!t out of their joints with those turbo torchs.

    My question to the op is, how do you know that anytime you warrantee an tXV on a system that it...
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    Home is for a Snowbird, who leaves the house at...

    Home is for a Snowbird, who leaves the house at 90į while theyíre in Canada all summer. Iím guessing the condenser fan motor cut out in, and the unit was never able to catch back up. With our high...
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    When itís too damn hot to diagnose...

    Trane package heat pump.

    OT: 110
    RT DB:103
    RT WB: 63
    SP: 74

    LL temp: 113
    LLpress: 488
  44. Thread: R.I.P

    by samgevas
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    I want the transducers, if you are willing to...

    I want the transducers, if you are willing to part with them. What ever itís worth to you. I can PM you if youíre interested.

    I have a second AK900 with a bad low side. Would be nice to get it...
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    The cert he has is meant for appliance techs...

    The cert he has is meant for appliance techs working on residential refrigerators. Larger low temp machines and comfort cooling is an additional certification. Not sure why anyone would bother. Just...
  46. Where should I dump my excess Muretic acid?

    Next to my brand new air conditioner, obviouslyÖ

    ...
  47. Thread: Why?

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    Why?

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  48. Democratic Party going hard core Marxist/communist in Pennsylvania

    This is actually good news for the center-right.

    The majority of dems are not that far left. Having these types of extremists in more positions will make a lot of the moderate and old guard dems...
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    I hate that they put the dryer inside the...

    I hate that they put the dryer inside the condensers. It means whenever I have to go work on any other portion of the system, I canít just pump it down. Whenever Iím swapping out a coil or working on...
  50. Is it OK to use a leak sealant in a mini split?

    I just donít see the point. Getting one or two years, which is honestly a best case scenario, isnít going to save that much money in the long run. With the cost of refrigerant/labor where it is,...
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