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    x2 batteries will give a false alarm. Anything...

    x2 batteries will give a false alarm. Anything else match up with that schedule? Neighbors generator, whole house fan purge? Also test the draft on the WH.
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    That sounds a lot easier than the way I do it. I...

    That sounds a lot easier than the way I do it. I remove the blower wheel, take it outside and wash it then re-install it. PITA and I would think you can only do that so many times before stressing...
  3. So you know exactly what I'm talking about. I...

    So you know exactly what I'm talking about. I was talking with someone last week, we used to work at Ancoma together and both of us agreed that we were well trained and had a lot to offer but the...
  4. [QUOTE=valdelocc;20796521]I get it!, when...

    [QUOTE=valdelocc;20796521]I get it!, when customers call the union hall requesting techs to fix an air conditioner, boiler, chiller etc. the union hall dispatcher looks at the secret list of the...
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    Sears sells a thread chaser. If you cross thread...

    Sears sells a thread chaser. If you cross thread just about anything in it's size range you can re-thread it. Mine worked well till I lost it. If you find it you can have it.
  6. I was with a union for 18 years...... best part...

    I was with a union for 18 years...... best part time job I ever had. It all depends on the union it self, where I was they did not spread the good times and bad times across the body of the union. ...
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    I was referring to how the manual does not want...

    I was referring to how the manual does not want the furnace and a/c drain tied together but you have an open stand pipe where the furnace drain hooks in (saw that on the second look). Top notch as...
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    Hope you don't have problems with the press. sw....

    Hope you don't have problems with the press. sw. You know that carrier does not want you to pipe the drain like that. I will say that your install looks great as usual and you get a star for how the...
  9. Thread: FLIR C2

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    I have this camera. I like it, I would say that...

    I have this camera. I like it, I would say that it is a great entry level camera and the software to look at the pictures is also impressive.
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    I just felt with a Mitsubishi that had such a...

    I just felt with a Mitsubishi that had such a small leak that I could not find it with my h-10. I had the leak isolated to the outdoor unit and I soaped the coil and the compressor section the wet it...
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    Pressure tests are great for larger leaks and I...

    Pressure tests are great for larger leaks and I think that > 500 psi is unnecessary but realistic because of the working pressure of 410. If you want to prove that you don't have a leak use a micron...
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    Did you insulate the duct or size the equipment...

    Did you insulate the duct or size the equipment for the duct loss.... Just curious?
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    Each hose carries a 1/2 oz per foot. If you can't...

    Each hose carries a 1/2 oz per foot. If you can't get it all back in you will be topping of the a/c on a regular basis. I use 3' no loss hoses for this reason.
  14. Small leak will be very apparent will a small...

    Small leak will be very apparent will a small volume. Most hoses will off gas or are permeable. You could repeat your experiment with copper tubing instead of hose and if it is leak free you should...
  15. When ever you have the room to put them in. I...

    When ever you have the room to put them in. I will install a 4"-6" spacer between the gas furnace and A/C coil and that is my access to the top of the heat exchanger for inspection. Also good for...
  16. Thread: Spd2 ?

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    Yes ..... It requires a 3/8" hole then plug or...

    Yes ..... It requires a 3/8" hole then plug or tape until you use it again.
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    The reason the customer always thinks it needs...

    The reason the customer always thinks it needs freon is because we as an industry have conditioned them to think that way. When I worked in the south for a little bit there was a commerical on TV...
  18. Thread: Spd2 ?

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    Enthalpy gives you a reading of btu/output of...

    Enthalpy gives you a reading of btu/output of your a/c based on the conditions your are reading. When you line up all the parameters ( air flow, teet, SH,SC) your enthalpy should be close to the...
  19. Thread: Spd2 ?

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    What am I finding...... Lots of over charged...

    What am I finding...... Lots of over charged systems. It's a good tool , I use I on all my a/c calls or checks. Also a tip.... I save all of he 3/8" caps that come on the filter/dryer they work as...
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    If you used individual hyper heat units and sized...

    If you used individual hyper heat units and sized each room to the proper load you would be good all the way down to 5*. Also if one unit had a problem the rest of the house would still have heat.
  21. You could double check cfm against blinking light...

    You could double check cfm against blinking light with the temp. Rise method and see how close they are.
  22. ECM's will move the air they are programmed to...

    ECM's will move the air they are programmed to move under all conditions. Not to say that is always a good thing. I would think in your example ( elevation correction ) that it would seem like lower...
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    Isolating the water system from the heater.....I...

    Isolating the water system from the heater.....I put S.O. and union on every water heater I install. To who ever changes a water heater I put in your welcome.
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    Yes.... The first 4" side would have a miter ...

    Yes.... The first 4" side would have a miter that starts from the bottom corner up to your .2 mark and looks like this /. Then on the other 4" side you mark the .2" on the bottom corner and miter...
  25. Thread: Why ?

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    That's probably all the picture shows in the...

    That's probably all the picture shows in the manual.... You would have to read it and it would say connect to a drain.
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    Like the sizing chart...... Do you have one like...

    Like the sizing chart...... Do you have one like that for duct work too?
  27. Try this mylinkdrive.com. It's Mitsubishi's web...

    Try this mylinkdrive.com. It's Mitsubishi's web site.... A lot of good reading there.
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    Your welcome...... Remember practice, practice....

    Your welcome...... Remember practice, practice. You will have it down in no time.
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    It's amazing how many things can be wrong or a...

    It's amazing how many things can be wrong or a lot less than ideal and they will still run. When you test and measure you will see what I mean. Then when the problems are resolved you will see a...
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    Just make an allowance for the drives and bend...

    Just make an allowance for the drives and bend them on the mitered side.
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    Define runs well. Are you measuring air flow? Or...

    Define runs well. Are you measuring air flow? Or at least static press. Or are you saying it runs well based on your gut feel and opinion? The only way you will know how well it runs is to measure...
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    Once you take the .2" off you will see each end...

    Once you take the .2" off you will see each end has a miter. Now raise one end up 3" and you will see that both ends are straight again. Does that make sense? You are putting an angle on each end,...
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    Ok you want to offset 3" on a 8x4 duct. ...

    Ok you want to offset 3" on a 8x4 duct.
    Offset=3" x Width= 4" (assuming you are offsetting vertical from your example and the duct is 8" wide and 4" tall) / 60" (made up length for example, but use...
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    What kind of offsets are you trying to make? If...

    What kind of offsets are you trying to make? If you are making a field miter then it is Offset x Width / Length or OWL. Round offsets have a different formula.
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    I just purchased the FLIR C2 and am very...

    I just purchased the FLIR C2 and am very impressed with this entry level camera. I paid $700 for it and it comes with free software that I can down load the pics to and look at every pixel temp. I...
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    Volume is one thing but I also wonder if the...

    Volume is one thing but I also wonder if the system is short cycling because the books are a huge desiccant taking away most if the latent load. You could measure wb & db and figure out the rh in the...
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    I put all my returns at the top, paint the inside...

    I put all my returns at the top, paint the inside black and I use large grills (30x10) is a common size. I am in a heating climate, with ECM and constant fan options on the boards I figure that in...
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    anyone installed many of the hyper heats...

    anyone installed many of the hyper heats yet?[/QUOTE]

    Yes, but not the new multi head hyper heat units. Unfortunately the air handler can not be installed alone. I see many applications where the...
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    [QUOTE=Carbent;20240591] I don't think that...

    I don't think that is flex, it looks like metal wrapped with fiberglass insulation.
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    The ductulator is based on friction loss/100' of...

    The ductulator is based on friction loss/100' of duct. You must use equivalent length to figure out how many 100's of feet you are working with. The #'s used to find cfm& fpm is friction loss not...
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    Nice catch!

    Nice catch!
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    Just being on this site puts you above average ...

    Just being on this site puts you above average but ya never know.
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    I hope you are joking about using oxygen as a...

    I hope you are joking about using oxygen as a purge gas. You do know what happens when oxygen and oil mix right?
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    Magic PAC is a self contained HVAC sys they use...

    Magic PAC is a self contained HVAC sys they use around here for apartment buildings. It can come as a heat pump or gas and is made to be installed in a equipment closet. May be worth looking...
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    There is no where else in the duct system that...

    There is no where else in the duct system that you can put the coil? I can't see your pics from my phone but if it is gas furnace coil would have to be in supply not neccessarly on top of the furnace.
  46. Jtrammel- looks like you are going to get a 100%....

    Jtrammel- looks like you are going to get a 100%. Ty32 needs to do some more reading lol
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    I have had the same problem with the VCRT on...

    I have had the same problem with the VCRT on rheem units.What I did was unscrewed the service valves from the cabinet and carefully lift them up and out so I can get my VCRT on the schrader
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    Wow that's a lot of air! How did you find...

    Wow that's a lot of air! How did you find negative heat run besides it being a cold room?
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    The scoops I've seen have been on round w/ stick...

    The scoops I've seen have been on round w/ stick on flange. The scoop is probably to make up for bad practice. Taking any branch off perpendicular to the main with out a transition creates eddy...
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    Zone it w/ 3 hyper heat units. Even as cold as...

    Zone it w/ 3 hyper heat units. Even as cold as it's been here in NY they have woeked great for my customers.
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