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    If you're in the market for a new vacuum,...

    If you're in the market for a new vacuum, Shop-Vac makes one with a built-in pump and a garden hose connection.
    http://www.shopvac.com/swf/pump_vac.asp
    Koald

    [Edited by koald on 09-17-2006 at...
  2. I am trying to compare two systems. A Carrier...

    I am trying to compare two systems. A Carrier Infinity heat pump (2 spd condenser/variable speed air handler)with an Infinity Control thermostat vs. a York Affinity (2 spd condenser/variable speed...
  3. Thread: Rocket Science?

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    As it happens, I work with engineers, (rocket)...

    As it happens, I work with engineers, (rocket) scientists and technicians (my occupation). There are the usual stereotypes of the scientist or engineer that cannot comprehend simple practical...
  4. Thread: Venting Freon

    by koald
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    arpa, I don't understand your post. What abuse...

    arpa,
    I don't understand your post.
    What abuse reports?
    What did you do?
    Know better than what?
    Koald
  5. Thread: Venting Freon

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    Freon is a registered trademark of DuPont,...

    Freon is a registered trademark of DuPont, referring to a group of chlorofluorocarbons used mainly as a refrigerant. Though some refer to 134A as Freon, I believe Dupont lists it as Dymel 134A. In...
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    For the most part, the same may be said about a...

    For the most part, the same may be said about a new vehicle sold after the next model year comes out. I doubt you would willingly pay the same price for an '06 truck as you would for an '07, even if...
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    danglerb, JEEZ!!! Reading your post you must...

    danglerb,
    JEEZ!!! Reading your post you must think any homeowner with HVAC/R concerns is welcome here and that you're free to ask any question relating to HVAC. I get the feeling you think this...
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    RoBoTeq, I believe many people feel as you do,...

    RoBoTeq,
    I believe many people feel as you do, but not all.
    I want to know what is done to my vehicle (and my home), to the degree to which I am able to understand. I want to know what brand the...
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    Maybe danglerb is correct. Maybe it is about...

    Maybe danglerb is correct. Maybe it is about profit. From the posts I have read on this, and other threads, some pros perceive cost as the driving factor in the decision of many homeowners who...
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    I don't know if there is a torque requirement for...

    I don't know if there is a torque requirement for the compressor mounting bolts, but if there is, I imagine it would exist to prevent under-torqued bolts from becoming loose due to vibration or...
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    I understand that pricing on this forum wouldn't...

    I understand that pricing on this forum wouldn't be very useful, but a cost breakdown of a bid is important to me. The most recent bids I received were from 3 different contractors selling Goodman,...
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    window a/c

    This is not advice, just information. I am waiting on a new HP for my 2400 sq ft tri-level, and until it arrives, I installed a 6000 btu window unit in each of the three upstairs bedrooms and one...
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    Chill, Are you talkin' to me?!? Or is there...

    Chill,
    Are you talkin' to me?!?
    Or is there another Koald minus the a?
    I see from your profile, you have been an HVAC professional for several years.
    I worked at a service station the summer...
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    I bought a new furnace and a bad deal

    To atphvac:
    Thanks for the post game wrap up.

    My pleasure

    My feeling from the original post was that if somebody can't put in a pvc flue without creating a world of problems then that person...
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    I bought a new furnace and a bad deal

    From crab master:
    Of course hind site is always better but heres a good quote that neophytes serendipity has.
    Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

    Pointless critical alliteration...
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    I bought a new furnace and a bad deal

    Whatthehay?,
    Doesn't paranoia annoy you? I'm glad to see that you received some good advice, notwithstanding those respondents who seem more geared toward criticism and condemnation than witticism...
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    Window Film : Fact or Fiction?

    I have some of the same questions as Sharp and I appreciated On Call and Perel's informative responses.
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    I bought a new furnace and a bad deal.

    It seems an unfounded assumption that a poor installation equals the lowest bidder. Given my minimal knowledge and experience, I don't know how to positively assess the skill level and quality of...
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    Carrier Infinity heat pump air temperature

    Thank you to all who replied to my questions.
    I know that expertise is hard-won, and I appreciate it.
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    1. I am interested in a 3 or 4 ton Carrier...

    1. I am interested in a 3 or 4 ton Carrier Infinity heat pump/air handler, with the Infinity Control. The contractor is working up a load calculation, but is pretty sure 3 tons will be too small. I...
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