No Voltage at Thermostat


J

Jimmi328

My AC worked fine this AM and later in day blowing warm air. The outside
unit did not turn on. I checked and reset the circuit breakers in the
garage including the one on the blower---did nothing. I could not find any
circuits near the compressor/fan unit, just a disconnect pull out which I
reseated. Since I had a crappy thermostat, I replaced it which did
nothing. I checked for voltage between the R wire to the white wire and
the R wire to the green wire….no voltage at all.

So I've read to check for a blown fuse near the plenum near the blower. I
did find an electrical box but did not see any fuse.

The heat and humidity here in S. FLA is getting brutal. Sure hope all here
can advise something constructive. I prefer not to pay an AC guy who will
charge 100s.
 
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amdx

My AC worked fine this AM and later in day blowing warm air. The outside
unit did not turn on. I checked and reset the circuit breakers in the
garage including the one on the blower---did nothing. I could not find any
circuits near the compressor/fan unit, just a disconnect pull out which I
reseated. Since I had a crappy thermostat, I replaced it which did
nothing. I checked for voltage between the R wire to the white wire and
the R wire to the green wire….no voltage at all.

So I've read to check for a blown fuse near the plenum near the blower. I
did find an electrical box but did not see any fuse.

The heat and humidity here in S. FLA is getting brutal. Sure hope all here
can advise something constructive. I prefer not to pay an AC guy who will
charge 100s.
This is not a consumer friendly group, they are all professionals and
don't like giving away their advice.
I like to call them the Rodney Dangerfields of technicians.

I would try sci.electronics.repair or sci.electronics.basics
Mikek

PS. Stormin must be having a bad day, he is usually the most helpful
person here.
Hope things get better Stormin.
 
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amdx

I don't get no respect! This economy is killing us trades people.
And, people walk into the room and ask us for free hints so they don't
have to call a tech. They can go jump.
.
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
www.lds.org

My wife and I have had a business (retailing shrimp) for 14 years and
I must admit, it is very easy to get jaded with the public.
We peaked in 2007, had a 25% drop in 2008 and 2009, 30% in 2010, for
2011 some local *market action brought us back to 2007 levels. Then
in 2012 we had an **unfair competitor that caused us to drop back to
2008/9 level.

* A local farmers/crafters market blossomed and brought us lots of
business. In 2013 local politics got involved and crashed the market. So
we will see what happens.

**A business 30yds from me, opened, this fellow had the taxpayers paying
for his kids and baby mama, food, medical and housing. He didn't pay his
slip rent or the payment for boat. He also told me he didn't pay his
taxes. He undercut my prices by 30%.
So, we attempted to keep our customer base by lowering our prices.
This certainly hurt our income. He lasted 8 months before his non
payments caught up with him.
We are still dealing with people that think we are making a killing
because our competitor sold so cheap. We point out, he didn't charge
enough to stay in business, even with government subsidies.
Mikek


Is it the Obama economy yet or is it still Bush's fault?
 
T

The Daring Dufas

My wife and I have had a business (retailing shrimp) for 14 years and
I must admit, it is very easy to get jaded with the public.
We peaked in 2007, had a 25% drop in 2008 and 2009, 30% in 2010, for
2011 some local *market action brought us back to 2007 levels. Then
in 2012 we had an **unfair competitor that caused us to drop back to
2008/9 level.

* A local farmers/crafters market blossomed and brought us lots of
business. In 2013 local politics got involved and crashed the market. So
we will see what happens.

**A business 30yds from me, opened, this fellow had the taxpayers paying
for his kids and baby mama, food, medical and housing. He didn't pay his
slip rent or the payment for boat. He also told me he didn't pay his
taxes. He undercut my prices by 30%.
So, we attempted to keep our customer base by lowering our prices.
This certainly hurt our income. He lasted 8 months before his non
payments caught up with him.
We are still dealing with people that think we are making a killing
because our competitor sold so cheap. We point out, he didn't charge
enough to stay in business, even with government subsidies.
Mikek


Is it the Obama economy yet or is it still Bush's fault?
Obama is hiding behind a bush. Have you ever heard of "The Fish Market"
restaurant in Birmingham, Al? The owner moves a lot of seafood in the
area and there are a couple of franchises but I believe the enterprise
also supplies fish wholesale to other business in the area. I know the
owner because I do some work for him but I was wondering if you heard of
the business because he buys seafood from all over the country. ^_^

TDD
 
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amdx

Obama is hiding behind a bush. Have you ever heard of "The Fish Market"
restaurant in Birmingham, Al? The owner moves a lot of seafood in the
area and there are a couple of franchises but I believe the enterprise
also supplies fish wholesale to other business in the area. I know the
owner because I do some work for him but I was wondering if you heard of
the business because he buys seafood from all over the country. ^_^

TDD
We have a lot of fishing boats here that unload Grouper, Red Snapper,
Vermillion Snapper, etc., but I don't know where the buyers sell them.
No, I've never heard of them.
Mikek
 
T

The Daring Dufas

We have a lot of fishing boats here that unload Grouper, Red Snapper,
Vermillion Snapper, etc., but I don't know where the buyers sell them.
No, I've never heard of them.
Mikek
Well heck, I forgot to ask you where you are? The restaurant buys
seafood from all over the country and a lot of shrimp goes through
there too. ^_^

TDD
 
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amdx

Well heck, I forgot to ask you where you are? The restaurant buys
seafood from all over the country and a lot of shrimp goes through
there too. ^_^

TDD
Panama City Fl.
 
T

The Daring Dufas

Panama City Fl.
Darn! I was over 30 before I ever went to Panama City, Fl which was the
destination for every teen or college student during Spring Break while
I was growing up. ^_^

TDD
 
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amdx

Darn! I was over 30 before I ever went to Panama City, Fl which was the
destination for every teen or college student during Spring Break while
I was growing up. ^_^

TDD
Yes, PC went big when MTV started televising spring break from here,
or actually just across the bridge in Panama City Beach.
When my son was a baby, I modified his stroller for beach use. I
liked to say he got to look at what could have been dinner and I got to
look!
Mikek
 
T

The Daring Dufas

Yes, PC went big when MTV started televising spring break from here,
or actually just across the bridge in Panama City Beach.
When my son was a baby, I modified his stroller for beach use. I
liked to say he got to look at what could have been dinner and I got to
look!
Mikek
In the mid 1980's I was running a service call down there and drove down
the strip and saw all the garish and bizarre buildings. The one
I remember had a fire engine sticking out of the roof. ^_^

TDD
 
A

amdx

In the mid 1980's I was running a service call down there and drove down
the strip and saw all the garish and bizarre buildings. The one
I remember had a fire engine sticking out of the roof. ^_^

TDD
If you haven't been to PCB since the 80's, 90,s or 00, you wouldn't
recognize the place. I got here in 1994, at that time the beach had a
McDonalds that closed down during the winter. There just wasn't enough
traffic to keep it open. There was a condo boom that busted in 2007.
Here's a link showing the beach and condos,

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=30.133362,-85.744525&spn=0.005151,0.008256&t=h&z=18
start moving the map so you can see what's to the left counting condos.
The beach is about 15 miles long
There were very few condos in 1994.
Mikek
 
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No Body

This is not a consumer friendly group, they are all professionals and
don't like giving away their advice.
Careful... you are likely to give the real professionals a bad name!
I like to call them the Rodney Dangerfields of technicians.
I think of them more as bar stool jockies myself.. They have way
too much time on their hands to be "real".
 
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B

Bill

No said:
Careful... you are likely to give the real professionals a bad name!


If they didn't wish to share their wisdom and experience then
they wouldn't be posting in a public forum. I have met some
kind and helpful people here and some others who deliberately
intended to be unhelpful. I wonder what they HVAC techs do
when they have a problem outside of their specialty--do they reach
for their phone, or do they consider whether they might be able to work
it out
without professional help?

If alt.hvac was not intended to be public then it wouldn't be.
I mean, everyone who visits here knows it's public even before they
read or post
 

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