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06-17-16, 09:05 AM
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Views: 764
Posted By JJinPA

I agree. Call power company and tell them...

I agree.

Call power company and tell them you are experiencing possible brown out conditions. Ask if there are known issues in the area.

You may need to call an electrician to verify it is not...
06-16-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,451
Posted By JJinPA

The system is designed for 30ft. Shoot for that....

The system is designed for 30ft. Shoot for that. A little over or under won't kill it. But if you want it to work as close to design, with no adjusments to the charge, closer is better.

Do...
06-16-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,266
Posted By JJinPA

:( Sorry I was hoping it was just the whip...

:( Sorry

I was hoping it was just the whip or some wiring, but my first thought when seeing the spark was the compressor, with slight hope for fan and faint hope for wiring...You could have fixed...
06-16-16, 03:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,266
Posted By JJinPA

Bottom left are the possible suspect wires...

Bottom left are the possible suspect wires fastback speaks of.

If breaker did not trip with contactor disconnected, follow those wires and look for anything charred up/black.

You said you had...
06-16-16, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By JJinPA

Most 7 day programmable stats, at least...

Most 7 day programmable stats, at least Honeywell, usually have 4 "set points/programs" per day. Wake, Leave, Return, Sleep.
06-15-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,266
Posted By JJinPA

Ok, that could be a good thing. You may just...

Ok, that could be a good thing.

You may just have a bad wire in the conduit from the disconnect to the condenser.

With power off, disconnect the feed wires for the contactor(the ones at the...
06-15-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,266
Posted By JJinPA

Yes... The spark is not from those capped...

Yes...

The spark is not from those capped wires. Something is grounded that shouldn't be. Just trying to eliminate things...

That spark is headed towards the ground block....

Hopefully its...
06-15-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,266
Posted By JJinPA

No, the black and yellow that are connected at...

No, the black and yellow that are connected at the screws. The thicker gauge wires...

Could be just a scraped wire to ground. I think the ground block is close to where the spark was. ...
06-15-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,266
Posted By JJinPA

Do you have amp probe/meter? I would(with...

Do you have amp probe/meter?

I would(with power off), disconnect the wires from contactor to compressor and see if it still trips the breaker. If it does, it could be the fan.

But if fan runs,...
06-15-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,451
Posted By JJinPA

The unit is designed for x amount of lineset. ...

The unit is designed for x amount of lineset. The further you stray from the precharge, the more problems you will encounter if charge is not adjusted.

10ft is a good bit of extra. My home...
06-15-16, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,451
Posted By JJinPA

I agree... I will list the assumptions so OP...

I agree...

I will list the assumptions so OP is clear.

New install.
Total lineset installed is now 40ft.
Unit came with a total of 30ft of lineset.
Linesets are same size.

I am just...
06-15-16, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,451
Posted By JJinPA

"One line set is 25' long and the other is 15'...

"One line set is 25' long and the other is 15' long."

I assumed he is not using the included ones. That is 40ft. Not 30ft. Included was 2 x 15ft.

Unit came with 30ft of lineset, so if he has...
06-15-16, 02:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,451
Posted By JJinPA

He is not cutting a charged lineset. The...

He is not cutting a charged lineset. The refrigerant is still locked away in the condenser. I would not tell ANYONE to cut a lineset that was full. He is "sizing" the lineset for install. The...
06-14-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By JJinPA

You can check at disconnect for the condenser or...

You can check at disconnect for the condenser or at the electrical panel. Just want to see what it adds up to...If less than 200v, that could be your issue...Evening tends to be when everyone gets...
06-14-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By JJinPA

I have seen this happen during brown out...

I have seen this happen during brown out conditions. Though I only could hear in video.

Do you have an electric meter?

Can you test incoming voltage to the house? If voltage incoming is too...
06-14-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,451
Posted By JJinPA

Does the paperwork state how much the condensing...

Does the paperwork state how much the condensing unit is precharged with?

15ft/25ft? You should try to make total lineset distance as close to the precharge as you can. Too much lineset and you...
06-14-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By JJinPA

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx58/jmench74/M...

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06-13-16, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By JJinPA

When you say heat works, I assume R is connected...

When you say heat works, I assume R is connected then...

Hook up R first with stat off(no call for heat or cool).

Add G and test fan function.
Add W and test heat
Add Y and test...If at this...
06-12-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By JJinPA

When you say the condenser is "not connected",...

When you say the condenser is "not connected", what does that mean? Just off? Or are wires disconnected?

Are the low voltage wires connected at the condenser?

Does it blow the fuse the second...
06-12-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,891
Posted By JJinPA

PJ has it... I can see G clearly as black if...

PJ has it...

I can see G clearly as black if you zoom just the right amount. So orange has to be Y.
06-12-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By JJinPA

If the installer didn't insulate the duct, I...

If the installer didn't insulate the duct, I wonder if they can even calculate whether it is sized correctly. If lack of insulation is the issue, I would hand them the bill for any insulation you...
06-11-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By JJinPA

I agree its a humidity issue. If it were dry and...

I agree its a humidity issue. If it were dry and 68, I don't see how that isn't comfortable, though 68 and humid would feel cold and clammy.

If unit is oversized, you will have higher humidity...
06-11-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By JJinPA

If you knock on the tin, you can tell usually if...

If you knock on the tin, you can tell usually if its insulated...

If its not, wrap it with the duct insulation and you will be good to go. Any duct(supply) that is in a room with no AC needs to...
06-11-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By JJinPA

You can get duct wrap at home depot or lowes and...

You can get duct wrap at home depot or lowes and some tape...

Or fiberboard and pins....

If its abnormally humid out and was not last time you ran it, I would says its highly probable its an...
06-11-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By JJinPA

Is the unit in a conditioned space? You say...

Is the unit in a conditioned space?

You say 8 months, meaning AC is in its first season?

Is the cabinet the coil is in and the duct work internally lined with insulation? If that unit is not...
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