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  1. VT! Long time buddy! Let me see here: ...

    VT! Long time buddy!

    Let me see here:

    Usually the capacitor, but sometimes the motor.

    The motor has no true "start" capacitor, it's just a shaded pole, permanent split capacitor. Since...
  2. Thread: AHR EXPO

    by BamaCracker
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    I was there at 10:00, and at 12:00. I spoke to...

    I was there at 10:00, and at 12:00. I spoke to the lady (Brenda?) and a young man, both of whom were very nice, but didn't seem to know my username (penciled on my badge).

    I drove 7 hours with...
  3. Well, like all acronyms, it can stand for...

    Well, like all acronyms, it can stand for different things to different people in different environments, but in the year 2000, at Auburn University, in HVAC class, it meant Cooling CAPacity and...
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    Doing pretty good. Busy as heck, working 70 hour...

    Doing pretty good. Busy as heck, working 70 hour weeks, trying to avoid the constant threat of layoffs, but other than that, I can't complain.

    Yeah, when I logged in this morning it said I...
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    Airman1, aka David Debian, advocated for...

    Airman1, aka David Debian, advocated for undersizing the coil and cranking the fan speed up. He violated all the ARI ratings and the manufacturers' warranty requirements in his search for humidity...
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    DUDE! Back in the day, stirring the pot was the...

    DUDE! Back in the day, stirring the pot was the primary mode of entertainment around here. :bump:
  7. Thread: AHR EXPO

    by BamaCracker
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    I'll be there as part of an organized event with...

    I'll be there as part of an organized event with my employer. Not sure if I'll be able to meet at noon on Monday, but I'll do my best.

    Anyone here still remember me? :gah:
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    Nope, I'm in Florida now. Living the good life ....

    Nope, I'm in Florida now. Living the good life . . . if you consider barely able to pay the bills and not able to afford to put gasoline in the boat even though I live four blocks from the water;...
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    Thanks for defending my title Dave. But after 4...

    Thanks for defending my title Dave. But after 4 years or so of not being here, I'm shocked anyone still remembers me. :eek:
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    This will make someone feel better. It always...

    This will make someone feel better. It always works for me anyway.

    http://thumb1.webshots.com/s/thumb3/7/38/32/169373832qMAnlc_th.jpg



    [Edited by BamaCracker on 03-17-2006 at 06:38 AM]
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    People who reach over my shoulder and grab the...

    People who reach over my shoulder and grab the mouse to show me how it ought to be done.

    People who have never pushed the limits telling me where the limits are.

    People who type like they have...
  12. Thread: On Topic.

    by BamaCracker
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    Can you fry chicken in gasoline?

    Can you fry chicken in gasoline?
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    Installation instructions call for spreaders...

    Installation instructions call for spreaders because if you use too short a strap or chain to lift the unit, you can crush the corners.

    I've seen it happen on units as light as 300 pounds. I'm...
  14. See now, this is exactly the reason people don't...

    See now, this is exactly the reason people don't like you. While you are busy saying "I did not say that in a mean spirited way" you are slamming the author and extolling your perfection.

    If you...
  15. I'm afraid no one cares what you thik of it at...

    I'm afraid no one cares what you thik of it at this point. It is a decent book, and sells copies, which is the answer to all your questinos and comments.

    We all know, and knew, what you would...
  16. Who was talking about a "good" writer? I thought...

    Who was talking about a "good" writer? I thought this was about Fat Eddie. :D
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    Computers themselves have led to dozens of...

    Computers themselves have led to dozens of potentially world changing discoveries: medicines that appear to be defeating cancer in greater and great numbers, eye surgery that makes corrective lenses...
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    "Mastication" is the act of chewing. Just...

    "Mastication" is the act of chewing.

    Just thought you would want to know. . . . . :D
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    William's Trane used to be horrible about this,...

    William's Trane used to be horrible about this, and cost me a major customer back in the day. But, this is not part of a corporate strategy; just a supplier screwing you over.

    Don't blame it on...
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    Thanks! That's good to know, even though it...

    Thanks! That's good to know, even though it dates me quite a bit! :D
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    I can't tell you exact dates for the aquisitions,...

    I can't tell you exact dates for the aquisitions, but I don't think they were that close together. Here's how I calculate it:

    I was working for Air Design Systems in Pensacola Florida as a...
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    Are you serious? Or just spoiling to hear the...

    Are you serious? Or just spoiling to hear the facts?
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    My own dad died last September from liver cancer....

    My own dad died last September from liver cancer. He was the only hero I ever had. I miss him every day, and often think to myself (without really "thinking") "I'll call daddy and see what he...
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    Trane bought out GE back around 1980, so your...

    Trane bought out GE back around 1980, so your unit is at least that old. The "average" life expectancy of most units is considered to be 15 years, so you got your mony's worth from this one.
    ...
  25. Thread: Hey Boss

    by BamaCracker
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    And he especially don't care if he makes anyone...

    And he especially don't care if he makes anyone mad. :D
  26. Ahhh, but there is the REAL rub. Mickey D's...

    Ahhh, but there is the REAL rub. Mickey D's purposefully undersizes their return ducts to less than 50% of optimum, and expects outdoor air to make up the difference. One of the reasons they stick...
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    That reflective tape is put on at the factory to...

    That reflective tape is put on at the factory to test airflow at runtest stations. It's the cheapest, fastest, and most accurate way to get airflow readings.

    My job at my current employer is to...
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    Manufaturers buy blower wheels from Lau,...

    Manufaturers buy blower wheels from Lau, Hessaire, and China.

    Lau and Hessaire both offer a high quality and a low quality line of wheels. Only critical use customers specify the high quality...
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    Well, it's never really "OK," since galvanic...

    Well, it's never really "OK," since galvanic corrosion starts the instant you attach two dissimilar metals. But, in refrigeration we do it all the time, driers, accumulators, compressors, etc..
    ...
  30. Thread: Fat Eddy

    by BamaCracker
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    You can read a partial update here: ...

    You can read a partial update here:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=71323
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    Hey! Thanks to all the guys who asked about...

    Hey! Thanks to all the guys who asked about where I've been, and to all the folks who have welcomed me back. It's nice to be missed. . .even if it was only a little.

    I posted here more than a...
  32. Thread: Fat Eddy

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    That's a big question many Ds. It'll have to...

    That's a big question many Ds. It'll have to wait till I have more time. Suffice it to say, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge. :D
  33. Thread: Fat Eddy

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    Hey man, if I blew the design temp on those...

    Hey man, if I blew the design temp on those loads, it was an honest mistake. That is truly the temperature I designed around. Still, can't understand how that happened.

    Listen, under any other...
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    Well, I sure did not mean to ruin your day. ...

    Well, I sure did not mean to ruin your day. Sorry.

    If the POE oil in your system has gone to acid, there are tests to determine. If those tests come back positive, Trane will foot the boot for...
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    I don't know where you got your data, but once...

    I don't know where you got your data, but once again, you are doing it wrong. I ran dozens, perhaps hundreds of load clacs while in Oklahoma, and without exception, all the bin data shows 105 as...
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    Bwahahahahahahaha!!! That is freaking AWESOME...

    Bwahahahahahahaha!!!

    That is freaking AWESOME to see!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Ummm, that would be THIS thread.

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    Isn't that God's truth? Dice couldn't even...

    Isn't that God's truth? Dice couldn't even pretend to say some of the stuff you claim to be true.
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    Dice won't be here. Firstof all, this is in...

    Dice won't be here. Firstof all, this is in residential, and even me he doesn't like that well, and B, Dice is a lazy bastard and doesn't do new construction, load calcs or any other real work. :D...
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    OK, I have read along here for a while and ran...

    OK, I have read along here for a while and ran across something that is troubling me.

    I have been off my tools for about 5 years now, but when I hung up my pouch, 410A was just getting started...
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    You started it by insulting us all with your "it...

    You started it by insulting us all with your "it ain't Rocket Science."

    We who take our craft seriously are offended when people don't take it seriously. We are even more offended when those...
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    OK you fat jackass, you have stepped over the...

    OK you fat jackass, you have stepped over the line. Robo was a damned fine tech rep for Amana when Goodman bought them out. He did a fine job of helping out with that line of equipment, and took...
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    Well, that 35 quart thing throws me. Is that 35...

    Well, that 35 quart thing throws me. Is that 35 quarts per day, week, month? Also, if that is the maximum amount the reservoir will hold, how often are you going to drive up there and empty it?
    ...
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    OK, you are not only an idiot, but a liar as...

    OK, you are not only an idiot, but a liar as well. I have read every word in this thread twice, at NO POINT did you state you used 95º as a base line. Also, I told you before you threw the gauntlet...
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    Dehumid raises temps two ways. First, and...

    Dehumid raises temps two ways.

    First, and easiest to understand is the heat of work. A free standing dehumidifer has a compressor and a fan motor. It pulls air across an evaporator coil,...
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    Why would a dehumidifier need 65º ambient for...

    Why would a dehumidifier need 65º ambient for proper operation?

    Most dehumid units you buy just plug into the wall, and drip into a selfcontained pan until the pan is full, or the desired level of...
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    Capacitors make use of certain laws of...

    Capacitors make use of certain laws of electricity to decrease the amount of power consumed.

    Here's a good website for calculations and formulas:
    http://www.nepsi.com/formulas.htm

    The...
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    Re: load cals or not

    Wow! I had not seen that. Perhaps I could have saved myself all this typing if I had just shown that to the homeowner.
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    MadeinUSA, Thanks for the analysis. Very well...

    MadeinUSA,
    Thanks for the analysis. Very well done, with many good points.
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    Mr. Homeowner (ColdBud); Sorry to get off...

    Mr. Homeowner (ColdBud);

    Sorry to get off track on your thread, but my purpose was well intended and complete now. I did not want you to take the advice of a bad contractor and believe that your...
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