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01-07-08, 05:28 AM
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Posted By aarcuda

no problem. I figured I'd ask anyways. when...

no problem. I figured I'd ask anyways.

when i get some time, I will work on getting my 608 cert. Why not, right?
01-07-08, 05:17 AM
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Views: 5,887
Posted By aarcuda

but the EPA laws don't prevent you from...

but the EPA laws don't prevent you from explaining how its done, do they? and I see the laws prevent a person from 'checking' the pressures, (so I can understand you concern). nonetheless, ive got it...
01-03-08, 12:56 PM
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Views: 5,887
Posted By aarcuda

:rolleyes: come on now. I do everything...

:rolleyes:

come on now. I do everything myself and proud of it. I am even mvac certified. I guess i could look elsewhere. I understand how ac and heat pump systems work- its not rocket science. I...
01-02-08, 09:58 AM
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Views: 5,887
Posted By aarcuda

how do you do it if the unit is so old that you...

how do you do it if the unit is so old that you dont have and cabt get the installation manual?

Is there a generic chart for r-22 systems that I could use?
12-28-07, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,887
Posted By aarcuda

checking freon during the winter

How do you check the pressures when its colder out (say 45 to 55)?

Do you put it on heat or cool? and what pressures should I be looking for? this is on an older (say '90) carrier heat pump
12-28-07, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By aarcuda

i have an older carrier unit that ticks as well....

i have an older carrier unit that ticks as well. I dont know what causes it or how to fix it, sorry. but heres a bump
11-28-07, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,798
Posted By aarcuda

The info you have provided is excellent! I thank...

The info you have provided is excellent! I thank you again.

I have called the power company and asked them what would I need to do to the service line IF I wanted to (or had to) go up to the next...
11-28-07, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,798
Posted By aarcuda

well, the "service" to the house is 200Amp and...

well, the "service" to the house is 200Amp and the meter is a 200 amp meter. it is only the breaker panel that feed the house that is 150 amp (the main breaker in the panel is 150 amp).

If I...
11-28-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,798
Posted By aarcuda

CRUD! Well that changes everything- maybe. I dont...

CRUD! Well that changes everything- maybe. I dont want to change out the house panel as well.

but you got me thinking. There is a 220v line that is already coming out of that box that is...
11-28-07, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,798
Posted By aarcuda

thanks for the replies. I was totally in the...

thanks for the replies.

I was totally in the dark when I began this hunt for information and you guys really helped out a lot.

I was confused about the neutral wire too as I kept thinking it...
11-27-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,798
Posted By aarcuda

so seeing as this is going out 200' from the...

so seeing as this is going out 200' from the house meter, using #1 wouldnt be too small but, would actually be a size or 2 bigger than code, right?

Does #1 come in a 3 or 4 wire cable (an all in...
11-27-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,798
Posted By aarcuda

Yes, I was going to run a water line (1" pvc) out...

Yes, I was going to run a water line (1" pvc) out to the shop in the same trench. I was told it needed to be a foot away from the wires (is that right?)



the meter has a panel attached to it...
11-27-07, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,798
Posted By aarcuda

The power company says i have 200 amp service to...

The power company says i have 200 amp service to the house. Thats 200 amps to the meter base. off the meter, there is a 100 amp breaker panel that feeds the house.

I was told I could run a...
11-26-07, 12:09 PM
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Views: 26,798
Posted By aarcuda

yes, this shop is just for me to putz around in...

yes, this shop is just for me to putz around in (no commercial stuff going on).

I have an old muscle car that i will be playing with and needed some room to put it and my truck. Since I had the...
11-26-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,798
Posted By aarcuda

theres a 100 amp panel at the house BUT I was...

theres a 100 amp panel at the house BUT I was told I could run a separate sub panel off the meter to run 100 amp out to the shop.
11-26-07, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,798
Posted By aarcuda

what size wire from house to shop?

I am in the process of gathering materials for wriing my shop. Its a 30x50x12 and its close to 200' from the house. I have purchased a 125 amp breaker panel for it and have set 20 some odd 20 amp...
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Views: 1,551
Posted By aarcuda

well great. I had moved it to the hall after it...

well great. I had moved it to the hall after it first had its problem. and the problem didnt reoccur for a week or so. So I put it back in the original room in the same spot. sure enough, a few days...
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Views: 1,551
Posted By aarcuda

I may need one of those when I wire up my shop...

I may need one of those when I wire up my shop (its about 175 feet away from the control panel).

Well its been a week with the smoke detector moved and it hasnt had the LOST ZONE problem again....
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Views: 1,551
Posted By aarcuda

well it started doing it again this morning so I...

well it started doing it again this morning so I moved it to a different room and it started working so it seems like it was a signal problem. Now that I think about it, there is an electric water...
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Views: 1,551
Posted By aarcuda

Lost zone on NX490 Smoke detector

I have an NX 490 Wireless Smoke detector connected to my NX-8E Caddx alarm. The keypad is BEEP BEEP BEEPing every minute and says SYSTEM NOT READY. When I check the zones (*2), its says LOST ZONE.
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12-14-06, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,786
Posted By aarcuda

its clear to me the tech doesnt know what the...

its clear to me the tech doesnt know what the heck he's talking about.

My heatpump works down below 30 and its an old system. The defrost board should sense the time the temps are at freezing on...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,994
Posted By aarcuda

GSM modules for the NX-8E???

So I have the NX-8E and I have monitoring using my landline but I want to add a GSM module to call using the cell tower in case the phone lines are cut.

Does the NX-591E module provide a GSM...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By aarcuda

ok! I got you! I was told of a couple of stories...

ok! I got you! I was told of a couple of stories where a monitoring company had been told that a test would be run BUT that the cops were still called due to an oversight.

Thanks!
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Views: 1,294
Posted By aarcuda

whats the best way to test my alarm (wo the cops being called)?

Now that Im connected with a monitoring service, I'm afraid that any attempts to test it will bring the cops.

I just got some new sirens that I want to connect up and test them so I'll be setting...
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Views: 6,916
Posted By aarcuda

im sure the tamper switch in the door sensor I am...

im sure the tamper switch in the door sensor I am using (a 60-409-10-319.5) is pressed. the tamper switch is a switch with a spring on it that gets compressed when you slide the circuit board...
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