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  1. I wonder . . . .?

    How many feet of duct are at issue?

    A possible solution would be to rig a stand-alone switched heat source in the ducts for the winter, prior to closing off the registers. Something like some...
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    Outside the (condenser) box . . . ?

    How about the location of the condensers? Direct sun? Landscape or structure that would create a "micro" climate - anything that impedes the airflow around the coils adds to the mix and chance of...
  3. Sticky: Maybe a sample . . . ?

    1) - Thanks for approving my application.

    2) - For what it's worth, I thought I'd be a week or more getting to 15 posts. Took me a couple days guys. While I was able to provide some 'helpful'...
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    Poll: hard to imagine NOT . . .

    Most of my career has been electrical: I'm doing HVAC (and here on the board) 'cause I'm now responsible for 137 Carrier HP's. The bosses expect me to develop skills and knowledge on the fly (they...
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    Peace of mind/band-aid suggestion . . .

    If it's not too late (you still have access) you could get yourself some piece of mind at that truss defect by sheeting over the face(s) of the truss with some osb rips. Make 'em as long as possible...
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    I know it happens . . .

    that's true . . . there was a long time, well established GC in the area here that went belly-up in the middle of multiple, major contracts: government, institution & private. So you're right -...
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    I make no bones . . .

    I've had similar experiences. I'm 100% transparent up-front: I'm willing to clean-up someone else's mess BUT that's troubleshooting and that's a service call with a minimum service charge and an...
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    Exactly!

    Amen!
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    You get what you pay for . . . .

    which is why longevity counts for a LOT: if the contractor has been and/or intends to be around for a while, the spec WILL be good it only makes sense to do the job right. The hardest point to make...
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    I'd keep a close watch then . . .

    Given that, I'd be totally frosted too, and a LOT suspicious of any work going forward. (I'd overlooked the code/inspection variable: to me, the fact that these guys are working in an environment...
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    Another source of BPM (black particulate matter)

    We regularly see black deposits in our units - mostly due to cig smoking and candle burning. (All our systems are HPs; we have no gas or oil equipment).

    Recently had one where the culprit was the...
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    Hope you're subscribed . . . .

    I've got 136 apartment/townhome units with minimal runs of rigid and multiple longer runs of flex - can someone point me towards a source for the equipment necessary to clean the flex?
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    Wickers . . .

    I'm using Wickers - mid weight stuff I get seconds/deals from Sierra TP dot com (12 - 18 bucks)

    Pretty stout and not too warm: I'm in/out, in/out of various apartments ALL day and can spend as...
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    another $.02

    Hope I'm not re-beating an already dead horse here, but I'd guess that your ME had little to no input over the crew selected for the job and that the conduit monkey may have been REALLY new and...
  15. VERY good point!!!

    I will ALWAYS check the high voltage side of the contactor, either with the NCV on my meter or if I'm really paranoid, with the leads and that's BOTH legs of the supply wiring.

    You've got the...
  16. Thread: New Old Fart

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    Is this anyway to run a . . . .?

    Our set ups have the AH in the kitchen area, you can read the fine print through most of the hog hair filters, the inside coils look like plywood for the dirt, on a quiet summer morning, if you...
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    Thanks - I spent a fair amount of time in and...

    Thanks - I spent a fair amount of time in and around Charlotte, loved NC and how easy it was to get from Atlantic Ocean to the mountains.
  18. Thread: New Old Fart

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    New Old Fart

    Hi all,

    I'm new to the forum and new to HVAC work (the fridge side of things) - been working electrical for a LONG time and have done the wiring both high and low voltage for lots of installs....
  19. As an electrician for 20+ years, my 2 cents: big...

    As an electrician for 20+ years, my 2 cents: big enough start and run capacitors, if charged, CAN vaporize a nice divot in the screwdriver and render the cap's terminal a useless stub. If you suspect...
  20. Impulse, if you search on "heat pump charging in...

    Impulse, if you search on "heat pump charging in heat mode" you'll find that it's a LOT dicer to accomplish - I'd echo the multiple recommendations above to either wait for a warm enough day that can...
  21. Sticky: I'm getting into HVAC late. I've been an...

    I'm getting into HVAC late. I've been an electrician for 30 years (I apprenticed with I guy in upstate NY who learned his stuff from T. Edison and G. Westinghouse :) ); Just recently took a job with...
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    I'd echo all of the above and emphasize keeping a...

    I'd echo all of the above and emphasize keeping a focus on smaller outfits. I've worked as project manager and lead superintendent for a midsize company working on projects around the country. We...
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