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R134a phase out ?

@ July 30, 2013 9:24 AM in R134a phase out ?

Anybody know if that is in the works in US. Link to article below.
That link requires some sort of sign up. The article is in Drudge and is titled
[color=#810081][u]Paris Mercedes ban provokes fury...[/u][/color]
The French say 134a is a ozone killer and the Germans say France makes crappy cars.

I my self

@ July 26, 2013 8:37 AM in drier installed backwards

Made that mistake many years ago. My solution was to peel the sticker off. Nothing I could do about the word" in " stamped on the dryer shell but for the next 10 years it worked fine. And should be ok as long as the dryer descant doesn't start coming apart. Bear in mind my job was low pressure r12 system.

I hope it

@ July 26, 2013 8:29 AM in yep the r- 22 joke is out

Goes to about $40.00 a drum my own self.

Drain Line

@ July 26, 2013 8:26 AM in Condensation problem

Is clogged. If it has a trap which it shouldn't, the clog is likely their. Sometimes tapping with the rubber end of a screw driver will clear it. If that dosent work give a blast of water from a garden hose up the drain for about 2 seconds.

I'm Done

@ July 24, 2013 7:45 PM in Bad judgement call

With attic jiobs. No country for old men.

Your Just

@ July 24, 2013 7:37 PM in I was told to be patient

Gonna have to drink your way through it like the rest of us.

Are You

@ July 24, 2013 7:26 PM in low temp split

Sure your not recirculating your condenser discharge into your in take. Is the discharge above or below the intake. If your DT is low you need to open the TEV or check for proper air flow. Too much air lowers DT.

Lets see there

@ July 12, 2013 9:58 AM in Hot Water Info

Is this guy his name is Dan something he wrote a few books.


@ July 12, 2013 9:43 AM in White Smoke after shutdown

All ways start with the nozzle. I guess the issue started at the end of last season and is now after 3 attempts getting corrected.

That motor

@ July 8, 2013 10:57 PM in Carrier Blower Issue

Dosent 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.

You weren't

@ 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.

Use HI

@ July 1, 2013 10:52 PM in Condenser Fan Question

Speed. 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 10:46 PM in sudden freon leak

What were you last year a line cook?

It is

@ 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.

We fer sure

@ July 1, 2013 10:37 PM in Bad TXV ?

Need every thing RJ asked and always start with a clear clean evap coil.

On old

@ July 1, 2013 10:34 PM in unloader

5f 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.

Your not

@ June 24, 2013 11:34 PM in freezing evap coil

Gonna 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.

Put your hand

@ 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.

Non condensables

@ June 23, 2013 6:35 PM in freezing evap coil

Is not the problem. Check for blocked dryer or bad TEV.

Seen it once

@ 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.

The answer

@ June 23, 2013 5:57 PM in combine tankless flues

Is no you can't.

I have repaired

@ June 18, 2013 8:29 AM in Pin Hole Leak in Trane Aluminum Condenser Coil

Alum. coils by cutting out the leak and using a flare union.
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