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04-10-10, 05:06 PM
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Posted By LukeP

I would start at your furnace ( indoor unit) ...

I would start at your furnace ( indoor unit) Turn the Fan switch on your thermostat from Auto to ON.
If you are comfortable with using the meter,If your indoor unit has a wiring terminal strip ...
04-10-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By LukeP

You can also download the IOM on line . There is...

You can also download the IOM on line . There is alot of good information on installation and operations.
04-09-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 31,621
Posted By LukeP

You can get the screw on time with manual reset ...

You can get the screw on time with manual reset here is a picture of one.http://www.jbcontrols.com/doc/Pression/29ps.pdf
JD I though you may have meant a flare T but the bolt on through me :)
04-09-10, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 31,621
Posted By LukeP

Hi JD not sure if you are referring to a...

Hi JD not sure if you are referring to a piercing valve when you mentioned a bolt on. If so i was under the impression that these valves should be used to gain temporary access to a hermetically...
04-07-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By LukeP

I personall like the last choice Or would it...

I personall like the last choice
Or would it work to step down the 12" to 10",8",and 6" and hook 6" runs between each?
Not a big fan of using flex as a run . I like duct sealing the returns using...
04-07-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 31,621
Posted By LukeP

The switch is relatively cheap , what will will...

The switch is relatively cheap , what will will be costly is the labor to recover the refrigerant , braze in switch evacuate system and then charge.
I think you did a fine job locating the problem...
04-07-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By LukeP

You may want to think about replacing your system...

You may want to think about replacing your system due to its age. I would select a min efficiency or seer rating that will qualify you for the 1500. dollar tax rebate. I believe its still in...
04-06-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By LukeP

See if you can determine if the racket is coming...

See if you can determine if the racket is coming from the outdoor unit fan or compressor. With power off and disconnect pulled take a small stick and see if the fan turns freely or if its hitting ....
04-06-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,371
Posted By LukeP

Lift the wire off of Y on your stat and tell us...

Lift the wire off of Y on your stat and tell us if the out door unit shuts off
04-06-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By LukeP

Clamp on amp meter should do it.

Clamp on amp meter should do it.
04-06-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,501
Posted By LukeP

Looks like all the big players Have a 10 year...

Looks like all the big players Have a 10 year warranty.
If you decide to install a new system i would get at least 3 bids Check them out on BBB. Besure it qualifies for the tax rebate I believe...
04-06-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 31,621
Posted By LukeP

I usually can feel it when i push in and it...

I usually can feel it when i push in and it resets. Bad news is the switch cant be rebuilt, The refrigerant will have to be recovered and a new switch brazed in. If the system doesnt even try to run...
04-06-10, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,371
Posted By LukeP

If you turn your thermostat system switch to off...

If you turn your thermostat system switch to off does the outdoor unit still run?
04-06-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,501
Posted By LukeP

Was the system completely out of refrigerant ,...

Was the system completely out of refrigerant , did the tech pump it up with nitrogen to leak check? If not This may be a good thing may have a very small leak that has leaked for years. If the next...
04-06-10, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,859
Posted By LukeP

Compressor may be locked up or seized. but if...

Compressor may be locked up or seized. but if the case there usually will be a time delay before the breaker trips and not instant aneously. If its instantaneously a short or a ground may be your...
04-06-10, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,501
Posted By LukeP

1400. is a little chunk of change at least it is...

1400. is a little chunk of change at least it is to me :)
First i would have to be 100 % sure that is actually where the leak is. Did the Tech show you the leak? Did he attempt to bubble check it,...
Replies: 24
Views: 4,524
Posted By LukeP

A little dated but someone may find it...

A little dated but someone may find it interesting
Pump Tech - Archives - Reeves Journal (http://www.reevesjournal.com/CDA/Archives/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000082764). A few things i found...
04-02-10, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By LukeP

I would seriously consider getting quotes for 16...

I would seriously consider getting quotes for 16 seer a/c unit. Tax Credit:
30% of cost up to $1,500
Expires:
December 31, 2010
Details:
Must be an existing home & your principal...
Replies: 12
Views: 12,953
Posted By LukeP

I often wondered if its a specific type of...

I often wondered if its a specific type of spider, First time i found it kicked my ass trying to figure out what was casing the failure. I never forgot it after that :)
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By LukeP

I could have worded it a little better :) I...

I could have worded it a little better :)
I should have said leaving the valve closed for extended period of time is not good. And will create alot of heat causing your seal to fail. But if the...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By LukeP

If your pump isnt a multiple speed this is how...

If your pump isnt a multiple speed this is how the professionals adjust the pump.
Switching out to a smaller pump should be more efficient.
04-01-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 31,621
Posted By LukeP

I pulled the switch loose from the unit but there...

I pulled the switch loose from the unit but there is a small coiled uo piece of either copper wire, or very small tubing hooked to the end of it and connects to a mufller in the line. If its not...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By LukeP

Did you preform the test ? You can reduce the...

Did you preform the test ? You can reduce the gpm going into the zone by closing off the valve on the discharge of the pump, this is actually how they water balance systems. If this solves your...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By LukeP

This test is to check for cavitation. Most...

This test is to check for cavitation. Most pumps have a NPSH that increases as the gpm increases. To decrease flow should decrease the point at which it cavitates.
Is that shut off valve on the...
Replies: 24
Views: 4,524
Posted By LukeP

I havent worked on a Alpha pump but checked out...

I havent worked on a Alpha pump but checked out the specs and how i think it works. It looks like a change in friction head or resistance to flow (zone valves closing off)
The pump senses a...
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