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08-12-17, 11:11 AM
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Posted By pics20

Totally my pleasure, Bob!

Totally my pleasure, Bob!
08-12-17, 10:31 AM
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Posted By pics20

Hi Bob, great to know. The tech came in, replaced...

Hi Bob, great to know. The tech came in, replaced the dual capacitor and we get cool air again. He hooked the gauges and said the pressures look OK. It's really interesting to know that the...
08-12-17, 09:24 AM
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Posted By pics20

OK thanks. I just called a tech that my wife...

OK thanks. I just called a tech that my wife knows.

Is it possible that bad fan capacitor caused fan not to start resulting in a compressor failure? I'm assuming the fan didn't work for about 5...
08-12-17, 08:39 AM
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Posted By pics20

Hi, I understand but I got the fan running by...

Hi, I understand but I got the fan running by rotating it with a stick and still no cold air from vents. If both sides of the capacitor is bad and the fan is running and I hear the compressor too can...
08-12-17, 07:55 AM
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Posted By pics20

Thanks Bob; I was hoping the fan capacitor was...

Thanks Bob; I was hoping the fan capacitor was the issue but as I got the fan rotating by starting it manually , the copper lines were "room temp" and warm air was coming from the vents. Sounds like...
08-12-17, 07:25 AM
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Posted By pics20

Weird problem with AC condenser unit

Hello guys and gals,

I have two approx 17 years old Lennox system systems and the upstairs unit stopped working last night. Observations:
- Thermostat works and (warm) air comes from the vents
-...
08-27-16, 02:36 PM
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Posted By pics20

High superheat, low subcooling, variation in suction pressure

Hello forum,

I have a trouble with my upstairs R22 split AC system. I'm not sure if I have a fixed orifice or TXV as the evaporator box is sealed and I cannot peek there.

I got a K-type...
03-19-11, 10:52 AM
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Posted By pics20

I see, that would be great! I'll let you know...

I see, that would be great! I'll let you know what happens. Thanks again for your help!
03-19-11, 09:59 AM
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Posted By pics20

Thanks for super quick reply, I can notice you...

Thanks for super quick reply, I can notice you know the stuff! I'll do that. What about the coolant pipes thru the panel, do you think I have move the panel out enough without making the holes larger?
03-19-11, 09:28 AM
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Posted By pics20

I checked and the panels actually may be...

I checked and the panels actually may be metal...they feel and respond to tapping like they could be fiberglass with orange skin patterns though. I can see where the screws are...I'll try removing...
03-19-11, 06:35 AM
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Posted By pics20

Hi Houston, OK, I'll proceed as you suggested by...

Hi Houston, OK, I'll proceed as you suggested by using a knife to remove the mastic. The PDF spec sheet file I linked shows the evaporator in metal casing. I am thus assuming the whole thing is...
03-15-11, 08:02 AM
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Posted By pics20

Thank you Houston for getting back on this!!!...

Thank you Houston for getting back on this!!! Just wondering...the "box" around the evaporator is made of fiberglass, I don't know if there are the panel screws you mention. If that is the case I...
03-09-11, 09:32 AM
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Posted By pics20

Thanks gents. What a crappy job...it was Pulte...

Thanks gents. What a crappy job...it was Pulte Homes and Reliance Heating who built the house and installed the system.

Should I simply cut along the edges of the front board to make an opening...
03-08-11, 07:19 AM
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Posted By pics20

How to access evaporator coils in sealed case - pictures inside

Hey again...I have Aspen-made evaporators BVR24 (info here: http://www.aspenmfg.com/documents/products/obsolete/coils/BV-Spec-Lennox-A-G2480-0608.pdf ) on top of Lennox Value Series furnaces in the...
03-04-11, 05:19 AM
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Posted By pics20

OK, I won't use vinegar, to finish the job...

OK, I won't use vinegar, to finish the job outside I am getting an adjustable fin comb to straighten some of the bent fins. I haven't had a 'service tech looking at the system because of our...
03-03-11, 11:34 AM
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Posted By pics20

Yeah I was reading about that but in my case it...

Yeah I was reading about that but in my case it must be something different...the fins in this unit are oxidized pretty uniformly on all sides and we don't have cats, dogs or larger animals, just...
03-03-11, 07:01 AM
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Posted By pics20

Removing coil/fin oxidation with vinegar?

One of my outdoor condenser units has gray residue (probably aluminum oxide/corrosion) on its coil fins, Simple Green did not remove it. Would vinegar do the same trick as acidic coil cleaner that...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-04-10, 02:12 PM
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Views: 9,495
Posted By pics20

It's done...I asked the tech about the unison, he...

It's done...I asked the tech about the unison, he said if in the future I need a new PRV I shoudl be able to replace it by myself. He adjusted the new one for 60PSI. He said that due to the problems...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-04-10, 11:49 AM
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Posted By pics20

Old water heater no repairable gggrrrr. Went for...

Old water heater no repairable gggrrrr. Went for the 40 gal GE 12-year ($911), old expansion tank no good (water came thru the bottom "hole" when opened) $90 and the water pressure in house after the...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-04-10, 10:02 AM
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Posted By pics20

I have a Home Depot contractor coming to check it...

I have a Home Depot contractor coming to check it out. $100 if fixable. If I need a new one I'll let him install 40 gal Energy Star Rheem-made GE w/ 12 year warranty ($911 without expansion tank)
Forum: Water Heaters
11-04-10, 07:09 AM
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Views: 9,495
Posted By pics20

It is a pretty bad leak, not condensation. I took...

It is a pretty bad leak, not condensation. I took the photo after water being shut off overnight. I opened the input valve for testing and got the floor wet right away again.

I checked in...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-03-10, 11:17 AM
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Views: 9,495
Posted By pics20

Thanks for your reply. The leak is coming from...

Thanks for your reply. The leak is coming from the hot water "bay"...see this photo: http://img525.imageshack.us/i/1000423d.jpg/ That fitting is probably made of soft steel. The pipe is copper. I...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-02-10, 10:44 AM
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Views: 9,495
Posted By pics20

Quick question on leaking State Industries Select gas water heater

Hey, we have a 10-year-old 40 gal PR640NBRS 40 gal water heater (6 year warranty expired) in our basement and I noticed it leaking...it looks like the leak is on top of the heater where the...
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Views: 1,143
Posted By pics20

Hey, it works, awesome!! Tks again & have a Happy...

Hey, it works, awesome!! Tks again & have a Happy New Year!
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Views: 1,143
Posted By pics20

Thanks Annaka! I have an order Compaq back up PC...

Thanks Annaka! I have an order Compaq back up PC with 2 CD drives, they seem to have similar connectors that one in the eMachines. I'll try one of them and report back.
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