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Old 5th July 2020, 11:40 PM   #460534  /  #2976
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Was allegedly 16 C this evening, so of course TG and I went swimming in the nearest lake. The water was nice.
Same tonight, except only 14 C.
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Old 6th July 2020, 12:02 AM   #460536  /  #2977
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It was an issue with the circuit board. Heh.. I said control panel. I meant, the circuit board. So ya, it just went kaput, essentially.
Can you buy just the board and replace it yourself?


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A new one costs $4,900. I think I can go without it.
Seems awfully pricey. How many BTUs? Mini-splits at Home Depot start under $1K USD. I just installed a 18000BTU window unit for my step daugther that cost $650.
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Old 7th July 2020, 05:47 AM   #460545  /  #2978
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It was an issue with the circuit board. Heh.. I said control panel. I meant, the circuit board. So ya, it just went kaput, essentially.
Can you buy just the board and replace it yourself?


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A new one costs $4,900. I think I can go without it.
Seems awfully pricey. How many BTUs? Mini-splits at Home Depot start under $1K USD. I just installed a 18000BTU window unit for my step daugther that cost $650.
Really? Because that's the quote he gave me for an 18,000 BTU Panasonic one. That's with the installation, and de-installation as well. There was one brand that he quoted as well, called Zephyr, and that would be $3,500.


He told me that the machine is too old and that he likely won't be able to find the part for it - that they would all be discontinued.


But , I could definitely look myself to see. He was pretty 100% on the fact that he wouldn't be able to get that part. But, I suppose you never know.
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Old 7th July 2020, 08:19 PM   #460576  /  #2979
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I replaced a burnt resistor on my old furnace control board. Saved $1200 dollars with a .50 part.


Mail your board to PH !!


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Old 7th July 2020, 10:30 PM   #460585  /  #2980
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I replaced a burnt resistor on my old furnace control board. Saved $1200 dollars with a .50 part.


Mail your board to PH !!


Post a picture first. I dont do surface mount soldering. You may be able to find the board on e-bay. You don't really know what you're getting when you don't buy from the OEM, but it might be worth the gamble if you can get the board for $200 instead of $4K plus for a whole new system.
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Old Yesterday, 01:04 AM   #460600  /  #2981
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I am not sure how the unit Mantis has works, but what failed most often on my outside AC was the start capacitor that has to kick the compressor on. That and the contactor, which pushed the high voltage to the compressor, but I blame the spiders for that.



A blown cap might be easy to spot.




My entire new AC/Furnance unit was about $4000.
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Old Yesterday, 04:27 AM   #460602  /  #2982
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I am not sure how the unit Mantis has works, but what failed most often on my outside AC was the start capacitor that has to kick the compressor on. That and the contactor, which pushed the high voltage to the compressor, but I blame the spiders for that.



A blown cap might be easy to spot.




My entire new AC/Furnance unit was about $4000.
The repair man said that he ruled out capacitors. I'm not sure how, to be honest, because he just checked the unit from outside. He didn't take anything apart from the inside..



I used to do soldering way back when, in school. I still have the soldering iron.. but ya, I'm not sure how well that would go.



I'll have to look to see if I can find a part..



I almost re-considered about installing a new one, just because it's been so brutally humid here. You just sit there doing nothing, and sweat bullets.



The baby has a double fan pointed at her, a box fan and finally, the ceiling fan going at max - and it's still freaking hot.



This current heat wave is supposed to last until Saturday, and I'm sure it won't be the last one at all.


I don't mind the heat - but it's the humidity here that just makes it so awful. Summers in Montreal are just not fun. You can't even sit outside because you'll get eating alive by the mosquitoes.
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Old Yesterday, 07:11 AM   #460615  /  #2983
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the ac starter cap often blows open (causing the motor not to start)
once ours blew closed and was causing it to blow breakers

they are wired in parallel with a relay that closes the cap leads after the motor is running


@mantis, the newer t12 solder irons are awesome
https://www.banggood.com/V2_1S-T12-D...p-1338117.html
turn on to melting solder delay is about 15 seconds
k tip is overkill for most components, great for heatsinks or large components with heatsink tabs
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Old Yesterday, 07:50 AM   #460617  /  #2984
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the ac starter cap often blows open (causing the motor not to start)
once ours blew closed and was causing it to blow breakers

they are wired in parallel with a relay that closes the cap leads after the motor is running


@mantis, the newer t12 solder irons are awesome
https://www.banggood.com/V2_1S-T12-D...p-1338117.html
turn on to melting solder delay is about 15 seconds
k tip is overkill for most components, great for heatsinks or large components with heatsink tabs
Would you say that it's strange that the repair guy didn't look at the actually unit (that is indoors) ? I offered him a ladder, and all he said was that no, he'll be looking outside instead. I feel like the unit itself is what the problem was.



That soldering iron you linked seems like a decent price.
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Old Yesterday, 08:11 AM   #460618  /  #2985
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he should have done some diagnosing
jumping straight to a new ac unit is more work for him (and not alot of profit) and a huge bill for you


the iron is at a good price, i got mine when it was $80
and i got an extra tip set i havent even touched in over a year
just been using bc1 and k tips
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 AM   #460619  /  #2986
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his service call amounted to $180.. just for him to tell me it was broken.
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Old Yesterday, 08:34 AM   #460620  /  #2987
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how do you use yours? or what do you use it for?
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Old Yesterday, 02:50 PM   #460623  /  #2988
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i use the iron for everything

wood burning, soldering to boiling water (even used it as a thermometer, turn off heat and watch temp)
can be used for whatever needs precision temp control, 150-500c
it has idle/sleep timers and will turn down or off by itself if left alone

for soldering, i used it for tiny smd to large aligator (8-12 gage for car battery jumper cables)

mostly repairing boards and building kits
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Old Yesterday, 07:19 PM   #460627  /  #2989
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Old Yesterday, 07:42 PM   #460628  /  #2990
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I am not sure how the unit Mantis has works, but what failed most often on my outside AC was the start capacitor that has to kick the compressor on. That and the contactor, which pushed the high voltage to the compressor, but I blame the spiders for that.



A blown cap might be easy to spot.




My entire new AC/Furnance unit was about $4000.
The repair man said that he ruled out capacitors. I'm not sure how, to be honest, because he just checked the unit from outside. He didn't take anything apart from the inside..



I used to do soldering way back when, in school. I still have the soldering iron.. but ya, I'm not sure how well that would go.



I'll have to look to see if I can find a part..



I almost re-considered about installing a new one, just because it's been so brutally humid here. You just sit there doing nothing, and sweat bullets.



The baby has a double fan pointed at her, a box fan and finally, the ceiling fan going at max - and it's still freaking hot.



This current heat wave is supposed to last until Saturday, and I'm sure it won't be the last one at all.


I don't mind the heat - but it's the humidity here that just makes it so awful. Summers in Montreal are just not fun. You can't even sit outside because you'll get eating alive by the mosquitoes.
A block of ice is a buck or five. Placing it behind the fan will mean cooler air blows on your little one.

Expensive, but can be a decent hack.
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Old Yesterday, 10:31 PM   #460633  /  #2991
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The problem with Swamp coolers is that they Add to the humidity.

And then to the overall growth of mold and mildew.

They are fine in a dry climate, but suck in a wet one.


The best way to cool yourself in high humidity is drink or eat very cold things ; )
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