Joined on November 23, 2012
Last Post on March 21, 2014
@ July 12, 2013 9:58 AM in Hot Water InfoIs this guy his name is Dan something he wrote a few books.
@ July 12, 2013 9:43 AM in White Smoke after shutdownAll ways start with the nozzle. I guess the issue started at the end of last season and is now after 3 attempts getting corrected.
@ July 8, 2013 10:57 PM in Carrier Blower IssueDosent have a run cap. Don't think those VS oil burners have been out that long it may still be under warranty. Call Carrier direct to find out, just give them ser.# at 1800carrier.probley just the controller is bad and not the motor. If its still under warrant have them replace both.
@ July 6, 2013 5:53 PM in case grounded compressor?Getting a reading to ground because your compressor wasn't grounded. It was shorted. There is a difference.
@ July 1, 2013 10:52 PM in Condenser Fan QuestionSpeed. Turn your system "heat - off - cool " switch at teh Tstat to off. Run your indoor fan by setting that switch on your tstat to " ON ". Wait untill no more water runs out of you drain line or at least 3 hours if there is still any ice on the outdoor unit. If after that it ices up again you need to call someone in.
@ July 1, 2013 10:44 PM in 'JUMPING A COMPRESSOR' - how serious a problem is this?Sometimes better to see if a compressor will run and pump before you put that new fan or blower motor in. If on the other hand you can't tell if the compressor is running and pumping in two minutes then by all means call someone in who can.
@ July 1, 2013 10:37 PM in Bad TXV ?Need every thing RJ asked and always start with a clear clean evap coil.
@ July 1, 2013 10:34 PM in unloader5f Carrier compressors they used oil pressure to load and unload the heads. On the O6's they used refrig. pressure to overcome spring pressure and would load and unload that way. A loaded head would work like a normal recip. a unloaded head would by pass the gas back into the crankcase through a check valve in the valve plate or a bypass internal in the head or external back into the crankcase.
@ June 24, 2013 11:34 PM in freezing evap coilGonna jam all that freon into the outdoor coil. If you replace the tev get the exzact one and just replace the guts and power head do not try and unsweat the valve big can of worms there. Also do your self a favor and but a refrigerant shut off valve in the liquid line at the evap. A pump down solinoid would be a good idea too. I can't belive you have a 100+ feet of liquid and you can't feed the coil are you sure ther is no blocked dryer.If there are no P traps every 10 feet in thr suction line then you may have a coil full of oil but then why is the compressor still running. Check the super heat at the coil, if not 10 - 15 open the valve if that won't get it replace the guts of the valve.
@ June 23, 2013 6:51 PM in why would Compressor vibrate?On the oil pump after the unit has run for 20 mins or so. If its cold you have flood back. It should be warm. If cold put your hand on the heads of the compressor. 20 ton should be a three header. One or more of the heads may have a unloader. Make sure the compressor is fully loaded. One side of all heads should be cool the other very hot. The ones that are all hot have broken valves and a new valve plate should do the trick and then address the flood back problem.
@ June 23, 2013 6:35 PM in freezing evap coilIs not the problem. Check for blocked dryer or bad TEV.
@ June 23, 2013 6:31 PM in 6" Boiler Exhaust w/ 5" chimney liner. how bad is this?In DC. It was a 7" down to 6" and was reduced right at chimney. Had a passed sticker on it.
@ June 23, 2013 5:57 PM in combine tankless fluesIs no you can't.http://www.rheemtanklessonline.com/rheemtanklessventing.html
@ June 18, 2013 8:29 AM in Pin Hole Leak in Trane Aluminum Condenser CoilAlum. coils by cutting out the leak and using a flare union.
@ June 15, 2013 7:53 PM in High subcoolProbely have a bad TEV and someone dumped a lot of gas in it to bring up the suction pressure.
@ June 15, 2013 3:32 PM in Boiler hot, 2 zones, both thermostats turned "Off"In the house getting hot? The way things should happen is Tstat calls and zone vavle opens. Zone valve end switch closes and send signal to boiler, boiler tells vent damper to open once damper fully open spark ign starts and boiler fires or if standing pilot gas valve opens when damper fully opens. If you have a standing pilot it may be that its generating enough heat with the damper closed to warm the top of the boiler and pipes.
@ May 5, 2013 7:55 PM in Suction line frosting??To differ. A properly charged and running A/C system with no low ambient control running at out door temps at 70* F or below will most definitley have bubbles in the SG.
@ May 5, 2013 7:46 PM in Suction line frosting??You assume 10*f super heat when the system is not performing properly?
@ May 3, 2013 5:01 PM in What the best leak detector for r410aThat I would get a little more chatter on this subject but be that as it may, I told my troubles to the good folks at Inficon and they sent me a replacement cell and new battery free of charge. I will let you know if the results are better, the battery is a upgrade, not the same as what came with my leak detector.