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Old 05-03-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I doubt the breaker is bad. If the starting capacitors failed, you probably have a bad compressor or motor, sometimes a sealed unit requiring the whole thing to be replaced.

 
Old 05-03-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Originally Posted by Bydand View Post
Maine4Us is dead on.

The FIRST thing any service tech should have done is check current draw (how many amps of electricity the unit is drawing) and gone from there. Sounds like you had some "parts changers" there and not good techs. If it is operating within specs, then it is conceivable for the breaker to be bad, but personally I doubt they will find this.
Yep, breakers trip due to excessive current flow- it's what they are designed to do, a symptom of the problem, not usually the cause.

Question:

Is the AC unit the only device on the circuit that is being tripped? Or are there any other devices, or has something been added to that circuit recently?
 
Old 05-03-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Yep, breakers trip due to excessive current flow- it's what they are designed to do, a symptom of the problem, not usually the cause.

Question:

Is the AC unit the only device on the circuit that is being tripped? Or are there any other devices, or has something been added to that circuit recently?
The way it sounded it is a rooftop unit. Those are 99.99% of the time totally alone on the circuit that feeds them.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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The way it sounded it is a rooftop unit. Those are 99.99% of the time totally alone on the circuit that feeds them.
LOL, but sometimes DIY or a "handy" friend may do something...unusual.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: :0)1 CORINTHIANS,13*"KYRIE, ELEISON!"*"CHRISTE, ELEISON" KYRIE, ELEISON!"0)
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Talking Thank You So Much! You Guys Are Amazing!

YOU ALL ARE SO WONDERFUL!!!


OK, I called ANOTHER TECH GUY this time, and they are here

right now.

They are telling me that the RUN CAPACITOR 55x370 died (its on the roof

top) and in turn that the compressor blew up . they said that if

someone would have noticed that the capacitor needed to be changed, it

would have prevented the compressor from blowing up in the first place

They said that I should have had the unit serviced every 2 or

3 months to prevent this from happening.

They said that the capacitor being changed would have been

a lot cheaper, but that the compressor is expensive They have not

finished telling me how much $$$

Does this make sense??

And the Breaker that is tripping only handles the A/C unit. It is a 5 Ton unit,

and the other half of the unit is on the rooftop.

He said something about it drawing 127, and it should be a lot lower like 20 or 40 something???

You guys are so very KIND!!!You are really the HEART OF MAINE!!

I am so touched by your kindness & generosity!

As soon as they leave, I will let you know if I get anymore bad news

Thank you so very much!

Have a GREAT day!

Take good care,

Countrylv22

Last edited by countrylv22; 05-03-2008 at 02:45 PM.. Reason: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!:0) THIS THING IS DRIVING ME NUTS!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!:0)
 
Old 05-04-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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I love the off topic thread, it allows me to ask the following random question: I have bearded irises that last year formed seed pods, somewhere in these forums someone stated that this was a form of cross pollenization. If I want to keep some of this color iris and some of the new... what should I do with the seed pods in the fall?
 
Old 05-04-2008, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Hey brother can you spare a dime (or $350K) I really shouldn't look on the realty sites this much.. I found a perfect house on Water St. oceanfront.. just the right size.... argh.. I need to find a rich benefactor who would love to see our dream of living in Maine come true.

Single Family Home - 219 Water St, Eastport, ME, 04631 - Realtor.com
 
Old 05-04-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Sunrise County ~Maine
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I love the off topic thread, it allows me to ask the following random question: I have bearded irises that last year formed seed pods, somewhere in these forums someone stated that this was a form of cross pollenization. If I want to keep some of this color iris and some of the new... what should I do with the seed pods in the fall?
hummm... I'm not a good gardener.. But.. I wonder if Maine Writer could help. She's gotta " thumb" for life.

Tami~peachie
 
Old 05-04-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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hummm... I'm not a good gardener.. But.. I wonder if Maine Writer could help. She's gotta " thumb" for life.

Tami~peachie
I think the seed pods got their original mention from Maine Writer or Starwalker... so we shall see.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I love the off topic thread, it allows me to ask the following random question: I have bearded irises that last year formed seed pods, somewhere in these forums someone stated that this was a form of cross pollenization. If I want to keep some of this color iris and some of the new... what should I do with the seed pods in the fall?
If they two colors crossed you won't know what you're going to get until you get it. It's easier to divide them by corms than to grow by seed. I snap off the pods so that the plant puts its energy into itself rather than seed. To save the seeds you wait until the pods are drying before cutting them. You don't need to wait until the pods start to split open. After the seeds are collected they need to chill in the fridge for at least six weeks. You can put them in starting medium before putting them in the fridge. Make sure they stay below 40. When you remove them from the fridge it will take a while to see germination. If you get 50% germ on your first try you've done well. Don't expect 100%.

My iris didn't come up this year. I don't know if the corms were eaten or they were diseased and I didn't know it or ?? I'll replace them next year.
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