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10-02-17, 12:20 AM
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Posted By BocaR

The reason I want to replace my AC is that there...

The reason I want to replace my AC is that there is something wrong with the condensing unit and different wires/components burn up every few months. In 17 months I'm on my 3rd fan, 3rd contactor,...
10-01-17, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By BocaR

How much is a 1.5 year old air handler/condensing unit worth?

I'm thinking of replacing my 3 ton rheem air handler and condensing unit. I look on craigslist, and wouldn't you know it, someone very close to me had a 3 ton rheem put in a year or year and a half...
09-29-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By BocaR

It is indeed a 30amp breaker. I do not have...

It is indeed a 30amp breaker.

I do not have a multimeter capable of reading over 10amps.

This is infuriating. Anyways, im waiting on a new contactor. Then i guess we will see what burns up in...
09-28-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By BocaR

OK, back from the dead, I PROMISE you its not...

OK, back from the dead, I PROMISE you its not loose connections, considering a different wire burns out each time, and THIS time it was the power wire from outside the unit, but right where it...
06-02-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By BocaR

They burn out right at the contactor, both old...

They burn out right at the contactor, both old and new.

Im buying all new everything and replacing it all, including the wiring and spade terminals. The only part that wont be new is the...
06-02-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By BocaR

Carbide, Im getting ~246V on either side of...

Carbide,

Im getting ~246V on either side of the contactor.
06-02-17, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By BocaR

Wires burning in outside condenser

Ruud uapa 036jaz

Last year i had a "motor burn out." Replaced it, cap too.

Few months later, wires to motor are getting charred. Motors dies, replaced warranty. Ask around, we think its the...
10-15-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By BocaR

Bare minimum number circuits for kitchen

2011 NEC in Florida

Fridge, range hood over island, electric range in island, 2 SA's, dishwasher, recessed lighting, wine cooler under counter, garbage disposal. Whats the smallest number of...
09-08-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,673
Posted By BocaR

Thanks for the quick reply. The old setup...

Thanks for the quick reply.

The old setup was 2 hot 1 neutral 1 ground NM cable that went to a junction box in garage, then just the 2 hots and 1 neutral over to the outlet box behind the old...
09-08-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,673
Posted By BocaR

Laundry room code requirements

So, the previous owner converted an area on the side of my kitchen into a laundry room, but did a poor job of plumbing and wiring it, so I'm redoing it. The "room" is two side walls about 30" wide...
07-17-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By BocaR

5 x 8 bathroom rewire

In florida so 2011 NEC (I think?)

Haven't wired a bathroom in 5 years, need to know if anything has changed.

Used to be you can wire one 12/2 and put lights and sink GFCI on it, as long as you...
07-17-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By BocaR

Where to put AC and fan in 5x8 bathroom

There is no hvac duct and no exhaust fan in my 5 x 8 bathroom. Both are getting added.

Where are the ideal locations to add them, both through the ceiling. Ductwork is in attic. Fan will vent...
06-13-16, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,611
Posted By BocaR

Bought a $8 cap at Grainger, still don't work. ...

Bought a $8 cap at Grainger, still don't work. Guess it has to be the motor.

Now I have to locate one at a place that will actually sell to me locally. All the amazon options are a week out at...
06-12-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,611
Posted By BocaR

I did some more digging. I couldn't figure...

I did some more digging.

I couldn't figure out why I had 3 caps instead of 2. Then i looked at the schematic. It looks like when they replaced the motor last time, instead of putting in a new...
06-12-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,611
Posted By BocaR

I removed the cap, discharged it with my digital...

I removed the cap, discharged it with my digital multimeter, set the meter to 2000k ohms and when I connected it, it started at 50 then started rapidly climbing, was 1000+ after a few seconds and...
06-12-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,611
Posted By BocaR

Help with condensing unit and fan motor size

Came to house today and AC clearly wasn't cooling.

Air handler running nonstop.

Went outside, breaker next to condenser was tripped. Reset breaker, compressor kicks in, but fan doesn't turn. ...
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