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    Dumbfounded. That electical flex looks like...

    Dumbfounded.

    That electical flex looks like crap also.
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    Blue rods are nice, fixed this steel leak with...

    Blue rods are nice, fixed this steel leak with em.

    Before

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    After

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    IMHO a hot attic will not have high humidity....

    IMHO a hot attic will not have high humidity. Fans blowing on you in a hot attic will normally dry your sweat fast.
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    A fan is to help evaporate sweat.

    A fan is to help evaporate sweat.
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    OP evaporated. or heat exhaustion...

    OP evaporated.

    or heat exhaustion...
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    Me, plus a good chunk of my coworkers and I'd bet...

    Me, plus a good chunk of my coworkers and I'd bet a good amount of commercial techs on this site.

    Most techs would be expected to at least have a basic understanding of these, where I work.
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    Nothing against auto techs but, I'm gonna have to...

    Nothing against auto techs but, I'm gonna have to disagree.

    Refrigeration, brazing, electrical, plumbing, ddc, pnuematics, air distribution, networking, compressor rebuilds, chillers, cooling...
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    Fans, fans, and more fans blowing directly on...

    Fans, fans, and more fans blowing directly on you. Keep a jug of ice water with you and drink it often.

    Oh and wear clothes that allow your sweat to evaporate.
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    I could care less if a homeowner wants to fix his...

    I could care less if a homeowner wants to fix his own stuff. More power to him.

    This site is a community of professionals. Thats why I joined it and it's great because of it. We help each other...
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    x2 I worked for an ac company that wasn't...

    x2

    I worked for an ac company that wasn't paying for all the time they should. I'm not sure of all the details, it was resolved before I was hired. My coworkers told me one guy brought it up with...
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    South Louisiana's where its at.

    South Louisiana's where its at.
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    Yeah, my bad. Trane definitely makes 2 and 1/2...

    Yeah, my bad. Trane definitely makes 2 and 1/2 ton units. But like baldloonie said, the varible capacity units may be restricted to whole tonnages.
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    1) If you're keeping the duct work, I would stay...

    1) If you're keeping the duct work, I would stay with two systems.

    2) I would not upsize, trane sells 2 1/2 ton units.

    3) Zoning can be great. But, even with all new ductwork designed for a...
  14. Incorrect. All objects above absolute zero...

    Incorrect.

    All objects above absolute zero radiate heat, based on emissivity, surface area, and temperature. Our surroundings will radiate heat to us and we will radiate heat out to our...
  15. Never said it didn't.

    Never said it didn't.
  16. Earl, Our bodys will radiate a certain amount of...

    Earl, Our bodys will radiate a certain amount of heat based on our body temp. Not based on the surrounding surfaces. The surrounding surfaces will affect our radiant heat absorption.
  17. Thread: lunch ideas

    by Sicofthis
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    I normally don't eat a lunch nor a snack unless...

    I normally don't eat a lunch nor a snack unless it's winter ( bout 2 months of the year, here in south Louisiana) or when I'm working with someone. I have to remember to tell my coworkers to stop me...
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    Zing! This guy is awesome!

    Zing!

    This guy is awesome!
  19. I feel for yah, I've worked for companies who...

    I feel for yah,

    I've worked for companies who had high turn over, acted like all their employees jerked off all day, and paid their techs the least they could get way with.

    Then, act all...
  20. I can understand that and your company may be...

    I can understand that and your company may be doing everything right with its people.

    But, if its not.

    Good pay and benefits goes along way towards better employees. Quality control can help...
  21. Pretty sure thats what I said. [emoji12]

    Pretty sure thats what I said.

    [emoji12]
  22. Looks like the fresh air is not being filtered...

    Looks like the fresh air is not being filtered properly.

    Depends on how the maintenance contract is set up.

    If your company is supposed to do a full clean and check, they are short changing...
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    Extremely lower failure rate than our service...

    Extremely lower failure rate than our service techs see.

    Y'all must be doing good installations.

    To the op if the compressor is locked up, the tech may or may not have tried a new capcitor and...
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    The honeywell link you posted goes along with the...

    The honeywell link you posted goes along with the point I was making.




    At the highest condensing temps you can lose about 3-4 percent capacity and some efficiency. No argument there.

    At...
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    ??? 515951

    ???

    515951
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    I wouldn't worry about adding adjustable controls...

    I wouldn't worry about adding adjustable controls if I was doing it. Your current safteys should be fine as long as they still function.
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    I've retrofit some older chillers to 407-c,...

    I've retrofit some older chillers to 407-c, during compressor retrofits and some RTU's with 407-c. One of these roof tops was very close to being undersized with R-22 and it cools just as well, if...
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    PHM Great story. Laughed the whole read.

    PHM

    Great story. Laughed the whole read.
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    513971 It looks better than mine. I still...

    513971

    It looks better than mine. I still haven't done the second side yet.

    I don't think I could have done it, if you hadn't recommended the speed awl.
  30. Looks like some of the commercial sites i've been...

    Looks like some of the commercial sites i've been to.
  31. Good stuff, I've only made it to page 4 of 6.

    Good stuff, I've only made it to page 4 of 6.
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    Chemicals really aren't needed most of the time....

    Chemicals really aren't needed most of the time. Expecially with maintenence agreement equipment. I would hope techs would not use any when limited water is available.

    I've used a 50 gallon drum...
  33. 22 has come down in price this year? If not that...

    22 has come down in price this year? If not that then 407c would work.

    Might could just change the compressor.

    9 year old trade is out of warranty?
  34. I agree Edit: sucked into an old post. Op...

    I agree

    Edit: sucked into an old post. Op posted this over a year ago.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
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    Just wondering, how does it look like 480v? :P

    Just wondering, how does it look like 480v?

    :P
  36. I think it was most likely accidental. It would...

    I think it was most likely accidental. It would be much easier to loosen a valve core or brush a hacksaw blade near the tubesheet. This would have a delayed effect.

    I'd never sabotage a unit, so...
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    We use water for almost everything where I work....

    We use water for almost everything where I work. Triple d on kitchen units when needed. Most of our equipment is under contract and washed several times a year.
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    Does the txv match the tonnage for the unit?

    Does the txv match the tonnage for the unit?
  39. Thread: Mini splits

    by Sicofthis
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    Excellent breakdown from Sam. I'm sure he...

    Excellent breakdown from Sam.

    I'm sure he meant nylog blue not "nylon".

    Damn auto correct ;)
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    From what I understand, thermoelectric is very...

    From what I understand, thermoelectric is very inefficient.
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    Magnetic Refrigeration

    Still in the development stages, GE has made some large advancements in magnetic refrigeration by cascading the cycle.

    Looks interesting, no compressor, no refrigerant, and this is not...
  42. B1morelli Ask a pro section is for home owners...

    B1morelli

    Ask a pro section is for home owners next time use tech to tech res. If you get your post count up and go pro, we will be able to give more detailed help.

    Verify control voltage at...
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    Which article? Could you add a direct link.

    Which article? Could you add a direct link.
  44. I'd imagine most horror story's for any brand is...

    I'd imagine most horror story's for any brand is the installer's fault.

    Shame on your installer for lying to you about the warranty. My own sister in law missed out on a 10 year warranty due to...
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    A 10 minute run time in January. That's not a red...

    A 10 minute run time in January. That's not a red flag by its self. The humidity issues do potentially point to oversized for the current load.

    Do you have the fan set to "on" or "auto" ?
    ...
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    Wrong forum

    Wrong forum
  47. Heh, I've done that before. I use my hand kinda...

    Heh, I've done that before. I use my hand kinda like a coupling. Wash hand and blow through fist.
  48. I think he is concerned by the mutiple compressor...

    I think he is concerned by the mutiple compressor failures.
  49. Try a voltage reading at the terminals if...

    Try a voltage reading at the terminals if possible. Is anything else ran off the contactor?

    Get an amp reading on the ground wire also.
  50. Where did you take the voltage reading?

    Where did you take the voltage reading?
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