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09-05-08, 02:19 PM
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Posted By k1rod

I don't think it's legal for you to disconnect...

I don't think it's legal for you to disconnect the R12 system unless you have an EPA cert. :eek:
09-05-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,474
Posted By k1rod

No, you really should have a TEAO (totally...

No, you really should have a TEAO (totally enclosed air over) motor on an outside condenser unit. Something is strange about your temp measurement. You're measuring 108 deg C on the housing which...
09-05-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,040
Posted By k1rod

I don't know how you would wire a single phase...

I don't know how you would wire a single phase motor into a three phase system. The contactor should be a 3 pole and I don't think the voltages between any 2 of the phases would be suitable (not to...
09-05-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By k1rod

If the contactor is stuck, the outside unit will...

If the contactor is stuck, the outside unit will run all the time and the inside unit will be off (assuming Tstat not calling for cooling). You won't get cold air if the inside fan is not blowing. ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By k1rod

The Associations of which you speak are the...

The Associations of which you speak are the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Chimney Safety Institute of America. The CSIA can refer you to a certified professional in your area.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By k1rod

The stainless steel piece is the liner and was...

The stainless steel piece is the liner and was likely installed because the terra cotta tiles were broken. Why do you think the Terra Cotta liner needs to be repaired?

Terra Cotta tiles are...
08-30-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,447
Posted By k1rod

Thanks, this helps. I don't even turn my AC on...

Thanks, this helps.
I don't even turn my AC on until it breaks 100. Our summers temperatures here are usually between 105 and 118 deg. The only residential freeze up I have ever seen here was the...
08-30-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,447
Posted By k1rod

I am not a big fan of on the fly design...

I am not a big fan of on the fly design modifications (I figure the manufacturers designed it the way they did for a reason) but I don't think a 24 deg, 24" blade is available anymore. I couldn't...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By k1rod

My opinion is somewhat different. A properly...

My opinion is somewhat different. A properly listed liner system (usually will be a 304 stainless steel liner with an insulating blanket or poured in insulating material such as Thermix (tm)) would...
08-30-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,447
Posted By k1rod

The airflow is significantly more than required. ...

The airflow is significantly more than required. The system originally had a 4 blade, 24", 24 degree pitch fan, sitting on top of a 1/2 hp motor. The fan was out of balance and needed to be...
08-30-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,447
Posted By k1rod

I was told that proper fan height is important...

I was told that proper fan height is important for efficient air flow. I also know that the last person to install the fan didn't pay any attention to the height so I have no good reference to go...
08-29-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,447
Posted By k1rod

Anybody? I just installed this motor and it's...

Anybody? I just installed this motor and it's running about 12 hours a day. I'd hate to burn it up because I didn't have the fan properly adjusted...
08-28-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,846
Posted By k1rod

I have used Parker and Sons in the past and they...

I have used Parker and Sons in the past and they have been excellent. Very expensive.... but excellent.
08-28-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,447
Posted By k1rod

Condenser fan / motor height - critical?

I've seen some posts lately seeming to indicate that the height of the condenser fan is important. The problem I have is that I don't know what the correct height is supposed to be. The unit was...
08-23-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By k1rod

The capacitor for the Compressor has nothing to...

The capacitor for the Compressor has nothing to do with the capacitor for the condenser fan motor. The loud squeel would lead me to believe the bearings in your fan motor are bad. The fan may still...
08-22-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,789
Posted By k1rod

Oh and another reason the unit has been going...

Oh and another reason the unit has been going through motors might be, the Jamoke service company the previous homeowners kept hiring to do the replacement, has been installing open frame motors!
08-22-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,789
Posted By k1rod

No need to try to take it back. I got it (and...

No need to try to take it back. I got it (and three more like it) new in the box on ebay for $65. I'm sure I'll get my $16 worth out of it. :D It's been running for about 12 hours a day for 3...
08-21-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,789
Posted By k1rod

Thanks Jim, The 1/2 hp is in there now and...

Thanks Jim,

The 1/2 hp is in there now and working so I guess I will just keep a 3/4 hp on hand and wait for the 1/2 to die, fully expecting it to have a short life. Thanks for checking. Now I...
08-20-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,232
Posted By k1rod

Actually, it might be the motor. If it runs for...

Actually, it might be the motor. If it runs for a few minutes then kicks off, it's likely the thermal cutoff in the motor is tripping. When it cools down again, you can then get it going again for...
08-20-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,789
Posted By k1rod

Condenser fan motor sizing

I have a 35 year old York 4 ton split ac that came with the house when I bought it. About a year into owning the house, the condenser fan motor died from shot bearings. I put a new motor in with a...
08-20-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By k1rod

It's probably the condenser fan motor. Try...

It's probably the condenser fan motor. Try spinning the blade with the power disconnected. It should freely spin. If it offers any resistance, the bearings in the motor are bad. This causes the...
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