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any HVAC guys out there? got an issue...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by timmaayyy, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    timmaayyy

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    so i was trimming around my AC unit and i got a little too close to a wire and it got caught up in the trimmer head. the wire is a brown jacket wire with several smaller colored wires inside, i think it is the wire that goes back to the thermostat in the house.

    i thought i saw a couple of sparks and below is how it looks now. seems to be working fine but the yellow wire looks cut, not sure if it was already like that or not. any thoughts?

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  2. Aug 13, 2010 at 5:22 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Call an hvac guy and have it serviced.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2010 at 5:24 AM
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    shut the breakers off for the inside and outside unit then just recut and splice the wire together. its only 24volts
     
  4. Aug 13, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    +1 on shut down and splice.


    Yes it is the theromstat circurt. Yellow maybe a heater control, so you would not see a problem with AC. There is a circurt that runs between the two so you don't run both at the same time.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2010 at 5:35 AM
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    ...and take some ties and secure it to the other lines so its not as vulnerable to damage in the future.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    It looks like he pulled the wires out of the box. Opening up the box and putting the wires back on is easy, if flu know where they go.
    Just make sure you pull the disconnect before you open it up.
    I still say to call for service.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    yes it is the thermostat wire,splice it like diddy said and u will be alright
     
  8. Aug 13, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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  9. Aug 13, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    As paintdiddy said, cut and resplice, probably also wanna heat shrink it to seal it from corrosion.

    Get some round up, kill the grass, then put down some mulch/pinestraw/ground cover/ etc. around the AC unit then you won't have that problem in the future. Less Trimming to do. I don't have any grass touching my house, makes trimming a lot easier.
     
  10. Aug 13, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    timmaayyy

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    good call on the mulch, i think i still have a bag.

    thanks for the tips guys, i'm gonna flip the breaker and go to work on it tonight.
     
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