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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-02-2013, 08:58 PM
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Views: 878
Posted By keepinitcool
Take off the panel right above where your lineset...

Take off the panel right above where your lineset connects on the unit. The capacitor should be in there. Remember to kill the power before digging around in there. Have fun!
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-01-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By keepinitcool
Shut the power off to your furnace. Get a volt...

Shut the power off to your furnace. Get a volt meter and head outside to your a/c condensing unit. Shut off the disconnect and gain access to the electrical. Remove the two wires going to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-31-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 47,799
Posted By keepinitcool
Those darn condensate pumps and their safety...

Those darn condensate pumps and their safety features! Usually don't see this issue unless furnace/air handler is installed in an attic or upstairs area. But good post about what could be a possibly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-31-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By keepinitcool
Thats sounds about right to me. As stated by...

Thats sounds about right to me. As stated by kok328, the price of R22 has gone way up due to it being phased out. The other option would be to take this oppurtunity to update your system to a R410A...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-18-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By keepinitcool
I take it this isn't the only return air for the...

I take it this isn't the only return air for the furnace? You need to have the same square inches of return as you do of supply. So say you are bringing 2 6" runs into your bedroom, this calculates...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-19-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By keepinitcool
Oh and upgrade that dinosaur furnace to an energy...

Oh and upgrade that dinosaur furnace to an energy efficient one while your spending the money. It will be a lot quieter as :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-19-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By keepinitcool
Centralizing in the attic is a viable option as...

Centralizing in the attic is a viable option as long as it is installed correctly. Drip pan under the entire unit with a drain, everything insulated properly, unit supported properly with proper...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-19-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,881
Posted By keepinitcool
4 minutes is way too long between when the...

4 minutes is way too long between when the burners ignite and when the blower motor comes on. Sounds like its shutting down on high limit, cooling down when the blower comes on, closing the limit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-19-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By keepinitcool
Anyway if that's the case it sounds like your...

Anyway if that's the case it sounds like your reversing valve coil may have failed in the winter heating months. If this is the case it usually fails open which would still allow it to heat fine....
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-19-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By keepinitcool
So you are saying that the condenser fan will...

So you are saying that the condenser fan will start up again after it comes to a stop if you spin it manually? And that you changed the capacitor without testing it and it didnt help the situation?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By keepinitcool
You need to draw a schematic/picture diagram of...

You need to draw a schematic/picture diagram of what the piping arrangement is and also post a picture of the inners of the controller. Too many different setups out there and your explanation of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-03-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By keepinitcool
Not enough information to diagnose a problem. ...

Not enough information to diagnose a problem. Does the compressor run at all? Is it tripping the breaker? How do the refrigeration lines feel? Condenser fan running? Is the condenser coil clean?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-30-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By keepinitcool
The best HVAC system is one that is properly...

The best HVAC system is one that is properly sized and properly installed. The brand really doesnt matter. They all offer the same features and they all have lower and higher priced models to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-30-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By keepinitcool
Concentric piping is when they run both intake...

Concentric piping is when they run both intake and exhaust out the same hole. Exhaust comes out the middle and intake pulls from around the edges of the cap. Keep 4-6 feet away from windows and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-06-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,260
Posted By keepinitcool
Get a qualified person to service this unit....

Get a qualified person to service this unit. Electricity is nothing to mess around with and it will save you from damaging other components of your system and possibly costing you more money in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-06-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By keepinitcool
Glad you got it figured out. Enjoy the heat!

Glad you got it figured out. Enjoy the heat!
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-05-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By keepinitcool
Hey oldFixer, I agree with kok328, i've seen...

Hey oldFixer,

I agree with kok328, i've seen spider nests cause this as well. I've seen these transfer rails on the inshot burners rusted up many times also. This is caused by the impurities in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-05-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,309
Posted By keepinitcool
Hi y2k600f4, Definetely test the resistance...

Hi y2k600f4,

Definetely test the resistance of the compressor windings (test each terminal to ground, test terminal to terminal, etc.). Also check your wiring over to make sure nothing rubbed...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-05-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By keepinitcool
Good advice here by everyone. Also if you are...

Good advice here by everyone. Also if you are putting supplies in the ceiling of your basement, then put the returns as close to the floor as possible and opposite the supply diffuser. This will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-05-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By keepinitcool
Hey farmkid, On a call for heat the inducer...

Hey farmkid,

On a call for heat the inducer motor should start up, prove the pressure switch, energize the ignitor for a period of time, energize the gas valve which in turn should light the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-22-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By keepinitcool
Get a glowfly. Pretty universal hot surface...

Get a glowfly. Pretty universal hot surface ignitor.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-20-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By keepinitcool
Go down to your local hardware store and pick up...

Go down to your local hardware store and pick up a 1 heat/1 cool single stage digital tstat. Shut power off to your furnace, rip that old one off the wall (might want to disconnect wires too,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-13-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By keepinitcool
Yellow jacket makes a tubing bender that I use...

Yellow jacket makes a tubing bender that I use all the time for apps like this. Brazing a 90 on would do the job also. Make sure you insulate that line also.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-08-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,197
Posted By keepinitcool
Hey, it sounds like your heat pump is being...

Hey, it sounds like your heat pump is being locked out for some reason. Have you tried running the system in cooling to verify the outdoor unit is operational at all? If the cooling works you can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-08-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By keepinitcool
Heat pump? What fan is running, the condenser fan...

Heat pump? What fan is running, the condenser fan or the indoor blower motor? Whats the outdoor ambient temp? What is the model # on this unit?
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