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  1. If you are in So Cal, I would go to Cypress for...

    If you are in So Cal, I would go to Cypress for HVACR. My nephew has one more year before he is out. He already has offers for employment once he finishes. Going to Cypress gets you more than just a...
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    I think the one component is being missed here,...

    I think the one component is being missed here, the refrigerant. Since most refrigerants used today are HFC's, they still contain hydrogen and fluorine, add heat and moisture you still wind up with...
  3. The government is corrupt and not to be trusted,...

    The government is corrupt and not to be trusted, but the link is an add for an investment firm. It looks like a sales pitch for gold or other metals, but wait it is a sales pitch for gold. Just...
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    Every contractor I've worked for had a brand he...

    Every contractor I've worked for had a brand he prefered to sell with a secondary line for the builder quality sales. Other than the the sheet metal parts and coils, contactors, relays, motors,...
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    When you have an OSA of 57* 84% RH DP 53* and you...

    When you have an OSA of 57* 84% RH DP 53* and you bring it into a building that is 72.5* with an unchanged DP the RH drops to about 49-50% RH. 45-50% is an ideal RH for the comfort conditions posted....
  6. Thread: Trane RTU

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    On the LTB there are terminals 13, 14, and 15. 14...

    On the LTB there are terminals 13, 14, and 15. 14 is the common terminal and 13 is for stage 1 cooling, 15 is for stage 2. There are brass jumpers to be removed if you use a freeze stat. This will...
  7. I use to match amp draws rather than hp but have...

    I use to match amp draws rather than hp but have been burned in the past. Instead I use the following, Amps X Volts = Watts, divide Watts by 746 per hp. So if you were to take the motor that was...
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    Evaporation, the machine I work on has a tank...

    Evaporation, the machine I work on has a tank where the glycol and water is added. It has a cap but every time maintenance is due, water and glycol is added.
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    Did you measure the amount of oil in the old...

    Did you measure the amount of oil in the old accumulator? Chances are the old had the restriction and most of the oil charge was removed when it was replaced.
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    Are you talking about the trouble contacts on the...

    Are you talking about the trouble contacts on the smoke detector? If that is the case, the relay on the smoke detector will have a Com, N.O. and N.C. contacts, refer to the wiring diagram with the...
  11. I have spent almost 30 years in this trade, the...

    I have spent almost 30 years in this trade, the youtube videos, powerpoints, pdf files, and what ever you might find on the web doesn't replace the basic knowlege that one has to have to understand...
  12. This is a 5 ton unit. industry standard is 350 to...

    This is a 5 ton unit. industry standard is 350 to 450cfm per ton. Not knowing how RUUD is achieving the 2 speed operation, your full cooling cfm should be 2000 cfm. Read the installation manuals that...
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    Look up standard oil and what they did for...

    Look up standard oil and what they did for Germany. Standard oil built the synthetic refineries for Germany in WWII. If they did not do this, speculation was Germany would of ran out of oil in '42 or...
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    Are you sure that Japan was not in WW1, how was...

    Are you sure that Japan was not in WW1, how was that Japan declared war on Germany in 1914 and was at the table when German punishment was being discussed? Japan was very much apart of the war...
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    I get my 40+ every week, a truck to drive,...

    I get my 40+ every week, a truck to drive, uniforms supplied, major tools provided including leak detectors, health, vision and dental insurance, a matching 401k, life insurance, disability...
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    If you go with a standard thermostat you will...

    If you go with a standard thermostat you will need a thermostat interface board from trane. If you talk with trane, they have controls that will interface with their equipment. It is cheaper to get...
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    If you can get the model # then the label isn't...

    If you can get the model # then the label isn't painted over. If you look closer at the label, you should be able to make out how many pounds the unit takes were it says unit charge R-22. Really?
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    Not the blithering idiot. Also Stalin and Hitler...

    Not the blithering idiot. Also Stalin and Hitler did not come from families that were connected.
  19. The problems I have ran into is Washington L & I...

    The problems I have ran into is Washington L & I showing up on my job looking for licenses. I believe that if the company you work for has 3 infractions with in a given time, they can loose their...
  20. Some items to consider before you jump in, you...

    Some items to consider before you jump in, you will need a Washington electrical license 06A to work on anything electrical in Washington. Contact Washington L & I for requirements that you need to...
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    Depending on the heat output of the furnace which...

    Depending on the heat output of the furnace which will determine GPH, start low .50-.60 gph. An 80 deg angle with a solid spray pattern is the kind of nozzle I have seen with this maker. I believe...
  22. Thread: Brazing

    by Williamsma
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    I have not used a flow meter, ever to regulate...

    I have not used a flow meter, ever to regulate nitrogen into a system. The trick I was taught requires a 3/8" tee with a couple of schrader fittings on either end with the cores removed. On the tee...
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    It has been a long time since I have had any...

    It has been a long time since I have had any discussion about CO2 as an inert gas. The conclusion I was told is that CO2 when exposed to heat and moisture will form Carbonic Acid. You may have...
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    Yep, you can always tell when one of the locals...

    Yep, you can always tell when one of the locals have lit up, they sport Obama, keep Portland wierd, and a coexist bumper stickers on a pos Volvo doing 50 in the fast lane with no one infront of them...
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    [QUOTE=jpsmith1cm;17771121]I'm going to assume...

    [QUOTE=jpsmith1cm;17771121]I'm going to assume that this is the answer to the second part of my post that you quoted.


    The tragedy of the commons.
    ...
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    Shotguns and Cadillac 's are not way of...

    Shotguns and Cadillac 's are not way of conducting business.
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    Having known guys on the recieving end of bad...

    Having known guys on the recieving end of bad behavior from being union such as being blacklisted. If you make the wrong person mad like a BA or some one with connections with the hall, good luck...
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    in closing, if you don't like unions don't join...

    in closing, if you don't like unions don't join one, if you don't know anything about them learn. but regardless, ALL of the benefits you have at you job were earned by unions, think im wrong, then...
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    How come it is when some cause that the left in...

    How come it is when some cause that the left in this country supports and wins by secret ballot in an election that it is great news, the people are smart and see the big picture? Where as when the...
  30. I always thought in socialist contries there is...

    I always thought in socialist contries there is less freedom and the government always telling the people what they can't do, which leads to being oppressed, which leads to feeling depressed, which...
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    Look at the code, flame sensed and no call for...

    Look at the code, flame sensed and no call for heat or the valve was not energized. Clean or replace the flame sensor. You might have a carbon bridge to ground. Check the backside of the ignition...
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    Have a similar unit with the same controller. I...

    Have a similar unit with the same controller. I have several options, retrofit to HSI and the kit comes with wiring harness, wiring diagram and controller, replace the existing fire control to the...
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    Does the pressure at the location of the switch...

    Does the pressure at the location of the switch drop as well? This kind of information if it is checked would lead some one to come up with their own conclutions. Pressure, flow switches and...
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    I break the tip off, braze an access fitting on...

    I break the tip off, braze an access fitting on the cap tube I just broke off. Hook up a charging hose to the fitting and to the suction side of the system. If it leaks, the gas is being sucked back...
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    You have check the furnace specs for the pressure...

    You have check the furnace specs for the pressure range the burners can safely be set at.
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    The temperature rise is at the high side of the...

    The temperature rise is at the high side of the range at about 63deg. The return vents even though has increasesd in size, has not addressed the possibility that the return duct is too small for that...
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    With out knowing the temperature rise across the...

    With out knowing the temperature rise across the heat exchanger, how do you know that the limit is tripping? You don't give any temps.
    If it is a old style thermostat, is the heat anticipator set...
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    The cost of care would go down because half of...

    The cost of care would go down because half of your doctors office staff would no longer be needed to handle paperwork and regulation. A doctor I know told me he spends 400k on salaries and benifits...
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    The one thing that is overlooked is that where...

    The one thing that is overlooked is that where this violence is taking place is places where gun control exists. Sure there is violence that takes place in Seattle and Portland, but we have conceal...
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    I like the one when a customer is new to heat...

    I like the one when a customer is new to heat pumps we get these calls that their unit is on fire or smoking. The dispatcher explains it is normal but the customer insists there is a problem. We...
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    I just simply state that even a person on the...

    I just simply state that even a person on the public dole knows there is a check in the mail at the end of the month, I need to get paid so I can contribute my share to his check.
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    You need to inspect the impeller for pits in the...

    You need to inspect the impeller for pits in the metal surface, some like it to the surface of the moon. There are noises which can be heard when the pump is running like marbles knocking about. A...
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    It sounds like it is not a water issue as much as...

    It sounds like it is not a water issue as much as it is a pump cavitation issue. Cavitation can cause shock waves strong enough to cause damage to pump parts. With this pump having a high failure...
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    As I look at all the posts on this thread or...

    As I look at all the posts on this thread or others of the same subject, the one constant that is overlooked time and again is the end result will never change, "No one is getting out of here alive"....
  45. When the people I have worked for over the years...

    When the people I have worked for over the years have tried everything under the sun to recruit hvacr techs to apply and maybe 1 to 3 guys show up, I don't think any of us has to worry. I have worked...
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    Ok how about this, the next time you buy a brand...

    Ok how about this, the next time you buy a brand new car with 10 miles on it, hand me the keys and I will go on a road trip and rack up about 3000 miles before you get it back. It might still have...
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    The method that works for me is using an...

    The method that works for me is using an anemometer at the return(s). Take 10 readings across the face of he grill and average them. use the formula CFM=FPM X AREA. Most makers of grills publish free...
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    I had to get a new roof this year and that set me...

    I had to get a new roof this year and that set me back 7000.00 and the recent dental work I had done was another 1200.00. Many years ago I got the news I was a type one diabetic with no insurance....
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    The problem that we currently have was created by...

    The problem that we currently have was created by the tax system we have. The more you make, the more they take. Benifits were the one way employers could give employees a raise without the increased...
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    I assume you work for a living or own your own...

    I assume you work for a living or own your own business, in any case if you charge more than the cost of your existance, you are making a profit at the expense of somebody else. If you bought a house...
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