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01-10-21, 08:46 AM
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Posted By roughneck77

The drain should be PVC. The condensate created...

The drain should be PVC. The condensate created by a condensing furnace is acidic.
01-05-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By roughneck77

Replace only the capacitor if possible. If the...

Replace only the capacitor if possible. If the motor is ok there’s no reason to change it.
But you need to be able to test the capacitance. To properly diagnose the issue.
12-25-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By roughneck77

Is this apartment maintenance staff working on...

Is this apartment maintenance staff working on this unit? If so they are notorious for incompetent work. Not to umbrella every apartment maintenance guy but I’ve met many that haven’t had a clue what...
12-03-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 454
Posted By roughneck77

Don’t feel too bad. Some DIYers throw hundreds of...

Don’t feel too bad. Some DIYers throw hundreds of dollars of parts at their furnace issues, only to be told they have one of these and there’s not much to be done. Even with lawsuits and such a lot...
12-03-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 454
Posted By roughneck77

Not to be a downer but from what you describe,...

Not to be a downer but from what you describe, it’s showing the classic symptoms and of a failing secondary.
The combustion test will be the true judge.
Are your CO detectors UL listed (I don’t...
11-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By roughneck77

It is not normal for the burners to cycle on and...

It is not normal for the burners to cycle on and off during a heating call.
Most limits and thermal safety switches fail because they’ve been repetitively cycled, which they aren’t supposed to do.
10-03-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By roughneck77

Make sure to reclaim the refrigerant before you...

Make sure to reclaim the refrigerant before you disconnect the condenser.
09-28-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By roughneck77

Why not just fix the radiator?

Why not just fix the radiator?
08-29-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By roughneck77

That would likely be poor advice. Your unit...

That would likely be poor advice.
Your unit isn’t an old standing pilot furnace sitting in a wet crawl space.
07-18-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By roughneck77

That unit is at the end of its life. Id guess...

That unit is at the end of its life. Id guess you’ll be replacing it in the next year or 2. Gas furnaces sitting in a wet crawl space tend to rot out the heat exchanger.
Your fix will work for a...
07-18-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 912
Posted By roughneck77

Yes, a new system. Even though it’s more...

Yes, a new system. Even though it’s more expensive it’s a better investment. And you get a warranty.
The prices you’ve quoted for changing compressors are unusually low. And make me think corners...
07-17-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 912
Posted By roughneck77

I still wouldn’t put money into a system that...

I still wouldn’t put money into a system that old. It’s a poor investment.
The warranty would only apply to the compressor. So you pay $1,700, and the coil starts leaking next month, that’s tough...
07-17-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 912
Posted By roughneck77

Thereís no market for used compressors. It would...

Thereís no market for used compressors. It would be an extremely unwise decision to do so. Very few consumers replace equipment just become, the vast majority do it because the existing system had...
07-17-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 912
Posted By roughneck77

Used compressor? Ive never heard of such a...

Used compressor?
Ive never heard of such a thing.
The tech needs to determine exactly why the compressor isnít starting. Or whatís causing the issue in general.
If not, you could spend that $2,500...
07-12-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By roughneck77

There is no “topping up”. Refrigerant isn’t...

There is no “topping up”.
Refrigerant isn’t consumed as the system operates. The refrigeration system is sealed. Which means if you need to put refrigerant in, there’s a leak somewhere.
07-11-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By roughneck77

Do them a favor. Shut off the air conditioner and...

Do them a favor. Shut off the air conditioner and only run the blower to thaw the coil. This will save the tech time when they get there. You can’t diagnose a unit while it’s frozen like that.
06-22-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By roughneck77

They will kink extremely easily. Best to use...

They will kink extremely easily.
Best to use tubing benders.
What temperature glycol are you trying to achieve?
04-09-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By roughneck77

Is it possible to transmit the COVID-19 virus via...

Is it possible to transmit the COVID-19 virus via indoor air circulation systems?
This question has come up a lot with my customers over the last month.
The answer is yes.
However, it isn’t easy...
03-28-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,300
Posted By roughneck77

That’s fine to do. Don’t short against anything

That’s fine to do.
Don’t short against anything
03-28-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,300
Posted By roughneck77

Press the door switch to close it. You can put...

Press the door switch to close it.
You can put a jumper wire between R and Y to bypass the thermostat.
03-28-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,300
Posted By roughneck77

Have to put the thermostat back on the wall, and...

Have to put the thermostat back on the wall, and jump out the door switch at the furnace.
If no call jump out R to Y.
03-28-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,300
Posted By roughneck77

Wait for the time delay and make sure the nest is...

Wait for the time delay and make sure the nest is calling.
The nest is a terrible thermostat, it’s the source of many problems and issues. I’ve removed and trashed hundreds of them.
03-28-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,300
Posted By roughneck77

See post 62. Your not calling to run in cooling. ...

See post 62. Your not calling to run in cooling.
Check the thermostat.
03-27-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By roughneck77

You’d have almost $1,000 just in the compressor...

You’d have almost $1,000 just in the compressor itself.
Then leak testing, evacuation, refrigerant, dealing with the acid that likely formed when the terminals went, plus labor for the tech to deal...
03-27-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By roughneck77

That compressor cannot be repaired. And since the...

That compressor cannot be repaired. And since the terminals blew out (very dangerous thing to happen) you no longer have any refrigerant left either.
At that age your best investment is a new air...
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