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Why Checking Gas Valve Leakage is Hard
This article is an extension of HVAC School’s “How to Measure Gas Pressure” video. Additional input was provided by Jim Bergmann. Bubble test procedures and standards were provided by Honeywell. Links to source materials are available at the end of this article. If there’s one complaint that HVAC techs should never take lightly, it’s a […]Read more
A while back, I had a tech who was having some trouble finding a 35 PSI (2.41 bar) make-on-fall pressure switch. One adjustable switch in the catalog said (SPDT), but he didn't quite understand what that meant. In that case, it means single-pole, double-throw, and the “double-throw” part means that the switch has terminals in both the […]Read more
Troubleshooting with DTD
The temperature of the refrigerant in the evaporator coil can really help us with diagnostics, but we need to know the targets we’re aiming for if we want to get the most out of it as a troubleshooting tool. If we take the return air temperature and subtract 35 degrees from that number, we get […]Read more