Actually if you were seeing that many venting, you wouldn't be here running your mouth you would be cashing in on it with the EPA. True it's not rocket science but an EPA card doesn't teach you sh#t about how an a/c works in the real world. Funny how you said it works so well but yet in your first post you ain't got a flippin' clue how tro read guages DUH!!! I am sure you followed your local codes and had it inspected as well (of course you will post back here saying how the inspector just raved about your installation blah blah blah). Yup take your EPA card and go show it to your buddies as that is about all it is worth. Get a journeyman's or mech masters license and a few certifications like NATE, ARI, ACCA, RSES and some factory certification and then you might impress someone on this board other than yourself.Unregistered said:Oh My! Does someone feel threatened here. I became certified 608 and 609 for 50 bucks total and about a half hour for each online, open book test. Air conditioning is not that complicated, its actually quite simple. As they say it's not rocket science. I installed my own heat pump system and it works perfectly. I also do my own auto ac.
There will always be plenty of work out there for all "pro" HVAC people, so don't sweat the few amateurs trying to do their own. Besides, from what I've seen, many so called "pros" do a lot of r22 venting with little or no recovery. Chill out! No pun intended.
My previous post was my first post here, someone else has a problem reading gauges, not me.Unregistered said:I guess the homeowner forgot about his voided warranty on the equipment.Since there was not a competent contractor that installed the unit. And by the way I wonder where he will buy parts when he needs them since the supply houses does not sell to homeowners. And why if the unit is operating properly would he be on here asking such simple questions? I guess the truth is that one of us out here will get his business. We will get the last laugh. And no i do not feel offended. maby he can get this information from hacks-R-us.
Unregistered said:As a Rheem/Ruud dealer there is a line on the warranty paperwork for the name of the INSTALLING CONTRACTOR along with the address of the INSTALLING CONTRACTOR.Ruud/Rheem warranty Part E of the exclusions-this limited WARRANTY WILL NOT apply to, states units which are not installed in accordance with appliciable codes,ordinances, and good trade practices. This means if not installed by certified contractor. if there is any questions call rheem/ruud @ 479-646-4311. On the installation instructions it states these instructions are as an aid to a qualified,licensed service personnel for proper installation,adjustment, and operation of this unit.Read these instructions thoroghly before attempting installation or operation. Failure to follow these instructions may result in improper installation,adjustment,service,or maintenance, possibly resulting in fire, electrical shock,property damage, personal injury or death. How Plain can it be!! Get your head out of your a$$ and wake up. You have no business installing this unit if you cant even determine the propper operating pressures. I would imagine that there was no purge performed when soldering, no pressure test performed to insure no leaks and probably no vaccume pulled before you opened the service valves. This means there is probably acid, non-condensibles. inside the system eating away at your compressor and will result in FAILURE due to impropper instalation and will not be covered by warranty. PAY A CONTRACTOR NOW OR PAY HIM LATER its up to you. Could you please be so kind to inform us as to what supply house sold you your equipment and what town they are located in.
Just goes to prove there will always be hack homeowners and joe blow know it alls like you around to keep legitimate HVAC contractors in business fixing your screw ups. I feel sorry for anyone who buys you or anyone elses homes with a half arsed thing you call a "system" installed in it. Oh well, I am sure you will sleep well knowing your family and someones elses family will be living with that mess. Good for you and pat on the back for your ability to break the law!!! We will just add you in with the rest of the riff raff law breaking trash as well.Unregistered said:pay a contractor enough money and anyone will stamp work or put their name on warranty papers. It's not exactly "rocket science" to fool a warranty company or manufacturer. There will alway be someone to get parts from. A buddy of mine is nonlicensed and installed his own heating and A/C unit. Did a lot of research and asked a lot of questions. Filled out somekind of warranty card or whatever...Had somekind of problem with the unit that was not his fault but somekind of problem that was covered by warranty. They paid parts and gave him money for labor. Wasn't a whole lot of money, but point being they gave it.
Had another friend with a condensor problem and the warranty covered the damage because there was no suspicion of fall play so they covered all parts. No questions asked. Doesn't matter who you are, but what the problem might be. Depending on they manufacturer and the damage, the odds are they're not going to send out someone to check your stuff unless they suspect something or a great amount of money is involved. And again, doesn't take much to get someone to cover your azz. As many laws that are out there are as many ways 10 fold to get around them. I see nother wrong with a homeowner trying to save a few pennies by doing it themselves. The fact is just because you own a home doesn't mean you can afford to pay someone else to fix it.
Since no one else seemed to answer him, What I learned from an old man whom has been servicing AC since the invention; Charge until the low side sweats. Been keeping me and my family cool without the 75-150 service charges.scattercat said:How do you on any air conditioning unit, determine what the low side pressure should be on your low side gages, by taking into account the ambient temperature
yes we do need to remember the regulations and do our part for the environment. We all need to be responsible which is why communication is very important.Teetorbilt said:Right Ziggy and I remember going by the high side, ambient+100. That was a long time ago. I still have my gauges and still do marine AC but when it comes down to my house I call in the pros.
Forgot to mention all of the EPA regs now in effect. This may seem kinda wierd but to do AC on homes and cars requires recovery and certifications. On a boat I can still legally blow down a system the same as in the old days, I don't do it but go figure.