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  1. Maybe he bought the propress because his solder...

    Maybe he bought the propress because his solder joints looked like the rest of the install.
  2. Thread: ummm

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    Close enough? I don't think so.

    Close enough? I don't think so.
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    That's the biggest drain pan I've ever seen!

    That's the biggest drain pan I've ever seen!
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    Speaking of satellite guys I was at a house where...

    Speaking of satellite guys I was at a house where they tied the dish ground to the lighting rod ground :eek2:
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    I showed my dog this video and he was pissed!

    I showed my dog this video and he was pissed!
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    .And Never Ever use the BTU gain from Manual J...

    .And Never Ever use the BTU gain from Manual J to size equipment[/QUOTE]

    I thought that was the whole point of doing the load calc. Now you've got me confused..... I have been using Wrightsoft...
  7. I wonder if a thermal camera would show the...

    I wonder if a thermal camera would show the difference.
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    Maybe I'm slow. It takes me up to 2 hrs. for a...

    Maybe I'm slow. It takes me up to 2 hrs. for a maintenance . I check voltage, amps, p.s., pull the blower & clean, pull the burners and brush, visual on hx, CA, blower cap, vacuum , temp. Rise,...
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    Metal work looks good! Nice job

    Metal work looks good! Nice job
  10. Nice job jimmyed! That looks like the old...

    Nice job jimmyed! That looks like the old reducing plenum idea.... I see that in older stuff around here. How do you design that? Do you do TEL or variable velocities? Either way it looks great!
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    It's just a barn

    So the raccoons took out the ductboard & flex system twice. They got rid of the raccoons and took out the drop ceiling., then decided to go with a exposed spiral system for the work shop and meeting...
  12. X2 bought mine from the supply house that sells...

    X2 bought mine from the supply house that sells trane equipment
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    The place where you buy the insulation should...

    The place where you buy the insulation should give you a squeegee to get all of the air pockets out of the tape and then for the long term use the insulation staple gun, it's the same one for...
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    We use to user the TE-15. It's compact and tough....

    We use to user the TE-15. It's compact and tough. I highly recommend it
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    x2 batteries will give a false alarm. Anything...

    x2 batteries will give a false alarm. Anything else match up with that schedule? Neighbors generator, whole house fan purge? Also test the draft on the WH.
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    That sounds a lot easier than the way I do it. I...

    That sounds a lot easier than the way I do it. I remove the blower wheel, take it outside and wash it then re-install it. PITA and I would think you can only do that so many times before stressing...
  17. So you know exactly what I'm talking about. I...

    So you know exactly what I'm talking about. I was talking with someone last week, we used to work at Ancoma together and both of us agreed that we were well trained and had a lot to offer but the...
  18. [QUOTE=valdelocc;20796521]I get it!, when...

    [QUOTE=valdelocc;20796521]I get it!, when customers call the union hall requesting techs to fix an air conditioner, boiler, chiller etc. the union hall dispatcher looks at the secret list of the...
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    Sears sells a thread chaser. If you cross thread...

    Sears sells a thread chaser. If you cross thread just about anything in it's size range you can re-thread it. Mine worked well till I lost it. If you find it you can have it.
  20. I was with a union for 18 years...... best part...

    I was with a union for 18 years...... best part time job I ever had. It all depends on the union it self, where I was they did not spread the good times and bad times across the body of the union. ...
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    I was referring to how the manual does not want...

    I was referring to how the manual does not want the furnace and a/c drain tied together but you have an open stand pipe where the furnace drain hooks in (saw that on the second look). Top notch as...
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    Hope you don't have problems with the press. sw....

    Hope you don't have problems with the press. sw. You know that carrier does not want you to pipe the drain like that. I will say that your install looks great as usual and you get a star for how the...
  23. Thread: FLIR C2

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    I have this camera. I like it, I would say that...

    I have this camera. I like it, I would say that it is a great entry level camera and the software to look at the pictures is also impressive.
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    I just felt with a Mitsubishi that had such a...

    I just felt with a Mitsubishi that had such a small leak that I could not find it with my h-10. I had the leak isolated to the outdoor unit and I soaped the coil and the compressor section the wet it...
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    Pressure tests are great for larger leaks and I...

    Pressure tests are great for larger leaks and I think that > 500 psi is unnecessary but realistic because of the working pressure of 410. If you want to prove that you don't have a leak use a micron...
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    Did you insulate the duct or size the equipment...

    Did you insulate the duct or size the equipment for the duct loss.... Just curious?
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    Each hose carries a 1/2 oz per foot. If you can't...

    Each hose carries a 1/2 oz per foot. If you can't get it all back in you will be topping of the a/c on a regular basis. I use 3' no loss hoses for this reason.
  28. Small leak will be very apparent will a small...

    Small leak will be very apparent will a small volume. Most hoses will off gas or are permeable. You could repeat your experiment with copper tubing instead of hose and if it is leak free you should...
  29. When ever you have the room to put them in. I...

    When ever you have the room to put them in. I will install a 4"-6" spacer between the gas furnace and A/C coil and that is my access to the top of the heat exchanger for inspection. Also good for...
  30. Thread: Spd2 ?

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    Yes ..... It requires a 3/8" hole then plug or...

    Yes ..... It requires a 3/8" hole then plug or tape until you use it again.
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    The reason the customer always thinks it needs...

    The reason the customer always thinks it needs freon is because we as an industry have conditioned them to think that way. When I worked in the south for a little bit there was a commerical on TV...
  32. Thread: Spd2 ?

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    Enthalpy gives you a reading of btu/output of...

    Enthalpy gives you a reading of btu/output of your a/c based on the conditions your are reading. When you line up all the parameters ( air flow, teet, SH,SC) your enthalpy should be close to the...
  33. Thread: Spd2 ?

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    What am I finding...... Lots of over charged...

    What am I finding...... Lots of over charged systems. It's a good tool , I use I on all my a/c calls or checks. Also a tip.... I save all of he 3/8" caps that come on the filter/dryer they work as...
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    If you used individual hyper heat units and sized...

    If you used individual hyper heat units and sized each room to the proper load you would be good all the way down to 5*. Also if one unit had a problem the rest of the house would still have heat.
  35. You could double check cfm against blinking light...

    You could double check cfm against blinking light with the temp. Rise method and see how close they are.
  36. ECM's will move the air they are programmed to...

    ECM's will move the air they are programmed to move under all conditions. Not to say that is always a good thing. I would think in your example ( elevation correction ) that it would seem like lower...
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    Isolating the water system from the heater.....I...

    Isolating the water system from the heater.....I put S.O. and union on every water heater I install. To who ever changes a water heater I put in your welcome.
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    Yes.... The first 4" side would have a miter ...

    Yes.... The first 4" side would have a miter that starts from the bottom corner up to your .2 mark and looks like this /. Then on the other 4" side you mark the .2" on the bottom corner and miter...
  39. Thread: Why ?

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    That's probably all the picture shows in the...

    That's probably all the picture shows in the manual.... You would have to read it and it would say connect to a drain.
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    Like the sizing chart...... Do you have one like...

    Like the sizing chart...... Do you have one like that for duct work too?
  41. Try this mylinkdrive.com. It's Mitsubishi's web...

    Try this mylinkdrive.com. It's Mitsubishi's web site.... A lot of good reading there.
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    Your welcome...... Remember practice, practice....

    Your welcome...... Remember practice, practice. You will have it down in no time.
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    It's amazing how many things can be wrong or a...

    It's amazing how many things can be wrong or a lot less than ideal and they will still run. When you test and measure you will see what I mean. Then when the problems are resolved you will see a...
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    Just make an allowance for the drives and bend...

    Just make an allowance for the drives and bend them on the mitered side.
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    Define runs well. Are you measuring air flow? Or...

    Define runs well. Are you measuring air flow? Or at least static press. Or are you saying it runs well based on your gut feel and opinion? The only way you will know how well it runs is to measure...
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    Once you take the .2" off you will see each end...

    Once you take the .2" off you will see each end has a miter. Now raise one end up 3" and you will see that both ends are straight again. Does that make sense? You are putting an angle on each end,...
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    Ok you want to offset 3" on a 8x4 duct. ...

    Ok you want to offset 3" on a 8x4 duct.
    Offset=3" x Width= 4" (assuming you are offsetting vertical from your example and the duct is 8" wide and 4" tall) / 60" (made up length for example, but use...
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    What kind of offsets are you trying to make? If...

    What kind of offsets are you trying to make? If you are making a field miter then it is Offset x Width / Length or OWL. Round offsets have a different formula.
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    I just purchased the FLIR C2 and am very...

    I just purchased the FLIR C2 and am very impressed with this entry level camera. I paid $700 for it and it comes with free software that I can down load the pics to and look at every pixel temp. I...
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    Volume is one thing but I also wonder if the...

    Volume is one thing but I also wonder if the system is short cycling because the books are a huge desiccant taking away most if the latent load. You could measure wb & db and figure out the rh in the...
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