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07-26-19, 12:51 AM
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Posted By doug s.

thanks, ruger; i will check it out. the open...

thanks, ruger; i will check it out. the open return registers are quite large - 20x20; it seemed to me i'd be best puling the air from the ceiling in the summer and the floor in the winter. this is...
07-07-19, 05:00 PM
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Posted By doug s.

thanks, furd, i am trying to discern what...

thanks, furd,

i am trying to discern what may be the most efficient. comfort is the same either way.

thanks again,

doug s.
07-07-19, 01:55 PM
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Posted By doug s.

ceiling fan spin direction?

hi all!

i know the typical wisdom is to spin your ceiling fan counter-clockwise in the summer, which will create a breeze on the occupants, and drive the cooler air on the floor outwards and...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-01-19, 11:56 AM
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Posted By doug s.

broken dip tube?

i was going to post a new thread, because i had the same problem. but, i did a bit of research first. and the indications was that a faulty (or completely broken) dip tube was a likely culprit. as...
06-24-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By doug s.

doityourself is a great resource. now, i will...

doityourself is a great resource. now, i will post in the plumbing section so someone can help me figure out why my water heater only intermittently give hot water at the tap. ;)

thanks again to...
06-19-19, 03:02 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By doug s.

hi all, so, the new cap showed up today;...

hi all,

so, the new cap showed up today; took ~5 minutes to install. (even the bleeder resister was soldered to tabs, so it was all plug-n-play.) now, the condenser fan starts right up. and, its...
06-18-19, 02:57 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By doug s.

hi all, well, when i came home today to...

hi all,

well, when i came home today to check everything out, w/the ahu and the a/c condenser breakers flipped back on, the panel lights at the condenser board were continually flashing -...
06-17-19, 07:42 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By doug s.

thanks, pete; i just now turned off the ahu as...

thanks, pete; i just now turned off the ahu as well. tho it's gas, not electric. there was a separate breaker for it in my inside electrical panel... we'll see what's up at the condenser tomorrow....
06-17-19, 07:09 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By doug s.

PJmax, you said: The pressure switch would have...

PJmax, you said:
The pressure switch would have had 24vAc on it. You may have felt a tingle but it would not hurt you. That 24v comes from the thermostat via the yellow (Y) wire.

The thermal...
06-17-19, 06:42 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By doug s.

tumble, you said: "Which wires? Did you measure...

tumble, you said:
"Which wires? Did you measure voltage? Is this a package unit? Post pic or # of the board and the pros will be able to answer better."

no, i did not measure. i just got a shock...
06-17-19, 04:32 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By doug s.

they're cheap, both delivered in 2 days, for $35....

they're cheap, both delivered in 2 days, for $35. so i am going to replace both.

another question - the board has a light that blinks 6 times, then stops; then repeats. the legend says it's the...
06-17-19, 03:00 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By doug s.

hi roughneck77, you said: "The fan motor...

hi roughneck77,

you said:
"The fan motor will only have one capacitor"

ok, i just checked, (now that i'm home), and as i suspected, there's two capacitors. maybe only one is the start/run...
06-17-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By doug s.

Hi roughneck77! You said: "Test the...

Hi roughneck77!

You said:
"Test the capacitor with your meter."

i'm familiar w/testing resistors, but capacitors, not so much. what, exactly am i wanting to test, and what setting on my...
06-17-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By doug s.

hi vs martin! you said: "Check the run cap...

hi vs martin!

you said:
"Check the run cap or try replacing it and see if that solves the problem."

thanks for the reply. ok, i did some research; why would you think it's the run cap and not...
06-17-19, 07:14 AM
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Views: 684
Posted By doug s.

condenser fan failure? or something else?

hi all!

when i 1st turn on my home a/c system, everything kicks on - except the condenser fan outside. you can hear the compressor humming away. but if i give the fan a nudge w/a stick, it starts...
08-22-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By doug s.

hi skaggsje,<br /> <br /> thanks for your...

hi skaggsje,<br />
<br />
thanks for your reply.<br />
<br />
first off, i was reading the gauges wrong, as i had them both open. i thought i was getting pressure transfer, and another tech...
08-21-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By doug s.

home a/c trips out on pressure switch, when outside temps are >80

hi!
<br />
this site is great!
<br />
my home a/c stopped cooling. i figured it was low on freon. i was able to get some in; it took a long time, as the pressure switch would cause the compressor...
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