Thursday, June 30, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Carrier A/C at my house is seven years old, a babe in the woods for these generally reliable machines, but yesterday when I got home it was decidedly warmer inside than out. A quick check found the dual run capacitor not looking healthy. Note the bulge on the top, and to a lesser extent the bottom.
Today, I went down to RE Michael and tried to pick up a replacement. Ed Meier recommended them and he was right on the money. BUT - Did you know they wont sell to you unless you are a licensed contractor? Neither did I. Good thing I work at Lee Technologies. Just a little under $8 in parts and I'm chillin' again.
Not sure what would cause the early failure on one of these caps. If it were from Taiwan, I would say is had the plague, but this one is Mexican.
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- Randall Hayter
Randall has a lifelong fascination with technology. He attempted to assemble his first computer from discarded vacuum tubes, assorted salvaged parts, and Christmas tree lights when he was 11. After finding this more difficult than he at first thought, he studied mathematics and physics at Virginia Tech, and computer science at George Mason University. He continues this education every day.