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08-04-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By jjrbus

When the real estate bubble burst in FL they...

When the real estate bubble burst in FL they would sell to anyone that walked in the door! But can now afford to be selective again.

I went to buy a part and was told sorry we only sell yada yada...
07-16-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By jjrbus

According to what I have read on the internet...

According to what I have read on the internet mini's are very vulnerable to power surges and surge protectors are a must.

Also according to the net, a inverter mini is also more computer than AC...
06-18-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By jjrbus

I lived in Asia with mini splits and seen no...

I lived in Asia with mini splits and seen no problem with them. The are the AC of choice all over the world so must not be that bad.

You are right, if you cannot install and maintain them...
06-14-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By jjrbus

They show up in a white van with fancy looking...

They show up in a white van with fancy looking vinyl graphics and look really professional in their company shirts, so we assume they know what they are doing. Well some do and far too many don't.
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06-14-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By jjrbus

I am not an AC tech, but I did sleep at a Holiday...

I am not an AC tech, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night and I suffer from common sense.

Unless you have some architecturally stunning open floor design, one head is going to give...
06-03-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By jjrbus

Not an AC person, but have mixed feelings on the...

Not an AC person, but have mixed feelings on the not as cool. If it is far away from the warm air returns and does not have warm air return registers. Or the duct work is too small or a poor design...
06-02-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By jjrbus

This shows up on the net, not sure if it will...

This shows up on the net, not sure if it will help or the right one but at least it is in Chinglish.

https://v-clima.com/get_file.php?id=151&table=images

If not type the model number into...
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By jjrbus

I hate to rain on your parade but this guy is...

I hate to rain on your parade but this guy is likely a ghost and even if you do find him, he will have no assets, no cash no insurance.

The best you can hope for if he is found is a long prison...
05-28-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By jjrbus

Glad to hear it worked out for you.

Glad to hear it worked out for you.
05-27-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By jjrbus

No they are not equivilent they are 2 different...

No they are not equivilent they are 2 different things.

If you have a reputable builder he will make it right.

If they are the smash and grab types I hope you have not paid yet.
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By jjrbus

Bunch of fly by nighters in the business. I can...

Bunch of fly by nighters in the business. I can see by the garage door slab. Unless your base was down 6 inches from the slab you only got 1 inch of black top. First contractor tried that on me...
05-22-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By jjrbus

Clean Daikin mini split

I DIY'ed 3 Daikin systems in my house and have been diligent about not just turning off mini, but leaving the fan on for some time to dry out coils before shutting down. I also clean filters on a...
05-03-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By jjrbus

If you are in Cebu, I will be there for a couple...

If you are in Cebu, I will be there for a couple days next week and take a look for you. Not an AC tech but have a bit of experience with my own mini splits.

No charge, only going to the big city...
12-12-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By jjrbus

A vacuum to the drain line is considered...

A vacuum to the drain line is considered preventive maintenance in FL. Some never have to be done, some every few months.

Some only do it when the line backs up.
10-10-18, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By jjrbus

I am not an AC guy! When my overflow pan started...

I am not an AC guy! When my overflow pan started to leak I looked it over and came to the same conclusion. Using ratchet straps to slightly lift the air handler and replace the overflow pan. In...
09-19-18, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By jjrbus

I don't do this to save money, I like to learn...

I don't do this to save money, I like to learn to do things and have a bit of experience from maintaining my cars AC systems. Doing my due diligence and extensive help from forums and watching...
08-03-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By jjrbus

We don't have much recourse on these things. ...

We don't have much recourse on these things. Best you can do is give them a negative rating on Yelp or Angie's list.

I had someone with a 5 star rating on Yelp try to screw me, so even that is...
08-01-18, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By jjrbus

Till I got to Florida HVAC was never an issue. ...

Till I got to Florida HVAC was never an issue.

Now that I have to deal with it I am shocked at the people out there who bill as professionals but do not have a clue what they are doing. Drive...
07-31-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By jjrbus

It is not only drain lines that are put in 1/2...

It is not only drain lines that are put in 1/2 arsed but entire systems.

I paid to have this house inspected before I bought it and the HVAC system is a mess. Not knowing anything about HVAC and...
07-30-18, 03:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By jjrbus

Here in the Devils waiting room, Florida. Part of...

Here in the Devils waiting room, Florida. Part of the maintenance of my AC system is vacuuming out the AC drain pipe a few times a year.



Does not seem to cause some people any issues, but mine...
07-27-18, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By jjrbus

Having had less than stellar experiences with...

Having had less than stellar experiences with service techs I bought one of these. Some techs will only put refrigerant in and not look for leaks. Being inquisitive you might enjoy it. Very cheap...
07-04-18, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By jjrbus

They have DB meter apps for smart phones. ...

They have DB meter apps for smart phones.

and inexpensive meters.
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07-03-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By jjrbus

I am sensitive to noise. I have a 12k Daikin 15...

I am sensitive to noise. I have a 12k Daikin 15 SEER in Florida. During the day the loudest it gets is usually covered by the sound of the fridge..

After the heat of the day I put it on the...
07-02-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By jjrbus

Here in the third world country of Florida we...

Here in the third world country of Florida we have to attach a shop vac to the drain line outside every couple months or they plug up with mold. Change filter, vacuum drain line is the normal...
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