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    “It’s been making noise for awhile” 12ft long 2 wheel blower shaft from 1963
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    She responds it just started making a weird noise yesterday.

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    I can't tell what I am looking at but with all those metal shavings it looks bad.

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    End of blower shaft with bearing removed. From a old old air handler in a church

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    Are you sure that was a blower shaft and not a lathe.

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    She can probably go a few more inches. Plop in a more powerful motor, a few drops of oil, and let her eat.
    Everything Im going to say today are my conclusions and my opinions, my opinions are based on my education, my training, my experience. Different people have different experiences, so they have different opinions and I make no claim that my opinion has its origin in the mind greatness. - Paul Harrell

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    Might as well be a lathe!! Lol

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    I had one like that last year.....maint. guys said, "we just looked at it last night, it was quiet as could be!"

    half the bearing was missing, and the shaft had a groove about like that in it......all I could say was, "uhhhhhhh..." LOL!!

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    A unit from 63? Its way overdue for replacement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Woodbridge View Post
    A unit from 63? Its way overdue for replacement
    It's just getting started. Should be through the break-in period soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    It's just getting started. Should be through the break-in period soon.

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    Lol, im still use too mandatory 5 year changeouts, on w.s.h.p. I learned that things are different wherever you go, one of my first diagnostic jobs in a previous location was to troubleshoot a water source heat pump, because I was familiar with them, when i seen the tag on the unit- mfg. In 1987, I was like, yeah it needs a blower motor, but really you should replace, they were like, no just change the motor. I was completely shocked, but i learned that the age of equipment can last up to 20 years. If it gets p.m.d well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Woodbridge View Post
    Lol, im still use too mandatory 5 year changeouts, on w.s.h.p. I learned that things are different wherever you go, one of my first diagnostic jobs in a previous location was to troubleshoot a water source heat pump, because I was familiar with them, when i seen the tag on the unit- mfg. In 1987, I was like, yeah it needs a blower motor, but really you should replace, they were like, no just change the motor. I was completely shocked, but i learned that the age of equipment can last up to 20 years. If it gets p.m.d well

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    Up to 20? I have seen heat pumps running that were over thirty.
    In fact I helped install an almost 40 year old carrier round unit for a friend 4 years ago and it is still doing just fine.
    It is so satisfying fixing a really old unit instead of just replacing it.
    It's when they are on the second compressor fourth condenser fan motor and doesn't have service valves any more that I wonder if I should eaven turn in a bid to repair it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    Up to 20? I have seen heat pumps running that were over thirty.
    In fact I helped install an almost 40 year old carrier round unit for a friend 4 years ago and it is still doing just fine.
    It is so satisfying fixing a really old unit instead of just replacing it.
    It's when they are on the second compressor fourth condenser fan motor and doesn't have service valves any more that I wonder if I should eaven turn in a bid to repair it.

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    I have seen YouTube videos of really old units, its just in CA, you really don't see much older than 15-20 years, on a unit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Woodbridge View Post
    I have seen YouTube videos of really old units, its just in CA, you really don't see much older than 15-20 years, on a unit

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    Is electricity really expensive or something?

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    I replaced this unit because of a leak to repair would have needed over 14 lb of r22 but it had been reliable since the 1979 and the new unit had a txv quit after 3 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    I replaced this unit because of a leak to repair would have needed over 14 lb of r22 but it had been reliable since the 1979 and the new unit had a txv quit after 3 months.

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    Txv's were pretty bad a couple of years ago, its just that I don't see anything like that in person. Even on residential units, they've got h.e.r.s.(not sure if this is how its spelled) inspections on every install now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    Is electricity really expensive or something?

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    The salt in the air generally does a solid number on thrm

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    Yes it is, and also the smog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Woodbridge View Post
    Txv's were pretty bad a couple of years ago, its just that I don't see anything like that in person. Even on residential units, they've got h.e.r.s.(not sure if this is how its spelled) inspections on every install now.

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    This was this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    This was this year.

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    Really? I haven't ran into too many this year, I figured it was around 2017-2019

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