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    What part of the world is this in??

    What part of the world is this in??
  2. Thread: A BAD DAY

    by hvacguy55
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    It looks like the outriggers were not deployed on...

    It looks like the outriggers were not deployed on the driver's side. Naughty, naughty.
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    I don't like the series at all. To me, the...

    I don't like the series at all. To me, the movies and TV shows always come up short when compared to the books.
  4. I'm not a brand basher, nor a brand flag waver. ...

    I'm not a brand basher, nor a brand flag waver. I like the Rheem / Ruud quality a lot for residential equipment. I have it in my home. Coincidentally, I serviced a 32 year old Rheem AC this week....
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    Even if he missed all the symptom clues, when...

    Even if he missed all the symptom clues, when this "tech" installed the new compressor, we know he couldn't have pulled a decent vacuum. Yet, he opened the tank valve, added refrigerant, and left. ...
  6. Thread: Short cuts

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    3 rules for thermodynamics: 1. beer can cold...

    3 rules for thermodynamics:

    1. beer can cold suction line (not English beer)

    2. 50# suction

    3. When you have reached this stage, add 1 pound of refrigerant. (just to be safe)

    Results...
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    To a much greater degree than furnaces, boilers...

    To a much greater degree than furnaces, boilers can be VERY unforgiving to situations of neglect, lack of experience, lack of understanding, or lack of attention to detail. When things go bad, they...
  8. Call a service pro.

    Call a service pro.
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    Yes, there is a very good chance it is...

    Yes, there is a very good chance it is permanently damaged. I'm doing the armchair quarterback thing from miles away, but it sounds like the pump bearings are gone, probably due to an air lock.
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    Stay away from Super Pro. I have a friend who...

    Stay away from Super Pro. I have a friend who got sold on it..."This stuff is great...I'm never gonna braze again" Five of the seven installs he did have leaked. One had a catastrophic blowout on...
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    A little time, a little vibration, a little...

    A little time, a little vibration, a little chafing.....then natural gas is in the return air stream. What's wrong with that???? Some of you guys are seriously too anal. LOL
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    That is TOO COOL!!

    That is TOO COOL!!
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    NEVER. EVER. PERIOD.

    NEVER. EVER. PERIOD.
  14. HEY, MR. BILL....... What are you doing...

    HEY, MR. BILL.......

    What are you doing trespassing on my property again??? You done been warned. LOL.
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    We use methanol in lieu of glycol for antifreeze....

    We use methanol in lieu of glycol for antifreeze. Sometimes, we buy it by the barrel, other times, we go out in the woods and hug it right outta the trees ourselves.
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    Fine looking work. If a little is good, a whole...

    Fine looking work. If a little is good, a whole lot is even better.
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    This is absolutely fascinating reading. He's...

    This is absolutely fascinating reading. He's still alive and apparently unharmed, and the thread continues. Wow!
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    Really?? Non adjustable on a server? I wonder...

    Really?? Non adjustable on a server? I wonder who thought that was a good idea. Are these weak parts from off-shore sources?? I can't help but wonder about the wisdom of manufacturers that seem...
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    vmc.. Had a motherboard meltdown recently. ...

    vmc..

    Had a motherboard meltdown recently. New computer, new op system (Windows 7). That's where the fun really started. Compatability issues everywhere....endless.....a nightmare. Windows 7...
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    TIflats & Rob944: IMHO..... Lots of people...

    TIflats & Rob944:

    IMHO.....

    Lots of people here have lots of years of experience. Based on that experience, some of us have formed strong opinions, operating standards and practices, and yes,...
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    IMHO, you are heading down the wrong path here. ...

    IMHO, you are heading down the wrong path here. Vent a barometric damper to the outside??? That's NUTS!! You need a competent oil service tech badly. A barometric draft damper is a reactive...
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    This may be totally out of left field, but if you...

    This may be totally out of left field, but if you are truly looking at an equipment life cycle analysis, you may want to check out a geo system. Even with all the good recommendations above, coastal...
  23. That is FUNNY!! Wonder if he's caused some...

    That is FUNNY!! Wonder if he's caused some fender benders when people do a double-take??
  24. I go to Home Depot because often they are a one...

    I go to Home Depot because often they are a one stop shop. I expect to have to find everything myself, and it bothers me that the quality just keeps going down, but for now, the convenience...
  25. Fuel first. Always. IMHO.

    Fuel first. Always. IMHO.
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    This is an ongoing problem with G-man. The...

    This is an ongoing problem with G-man. The valves, of course, are oriental. Goodman will recommend using leak-lock. They also have a set of replacement king caps that have an integral o-ring seal...
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    Dow: Thanks for the story. Kudos to Fred!! ...

    Dow:
    Thanks for the story. Kudos to Fred!! Sounds like you live in a wonderful American community.
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    Dear Chief York: Thank God you are there. ...

    Dear Chief York:
    Thank God you are there. Making it illegal for people to bring a gun onto work property will definitely eliminate all possibilities of a psycho shooting anyone. WTG. You oughta...
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    Hi, doc! We had a similar problem about fifteen...

    Hi, doc! We had a similar problem about fifteen years ago at a school. The problem was Korean made galvanized nipples screwed into the copper drop ears at the supply stops. The dis-similar metals...
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    We're really suffering out here in Oregon, too. ...

    We're really suffering out here in Oregon, too. It has been mid-50's for a week; today was 60. Neighbor mowed his grass yesterday, plants are up, my dogwood is budding. What a crazy year!! It is...
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    88 mph to 0 mph in 0 seconds..... and yes, that...

    88 mph to 0 mph in 0 seconds..... and yes, that sound was haunting.
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    Just gotta keep em clean. They are real handy in...

    Just gotta keep em clean. They are real handy in all sorts of difficult situations.
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    That is so sad on so many levels..... Not sure,...

    That is so sad on so many levels..... Not sure, but in picture #3, it looks like that suction leak is progressing quite nicely.
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    What are the actual model and serial numbers on...

    What are the actual model and serial numbers on the unit?
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    That is some amazing technology...pretty scary,...

    That is some amazing technology...pretty scary, too.
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    Turtle: I've been resisting the urge to reply...

    Turtle:

    I've been resisting the urge to reply to your threads, because I keep coming back to "What's really going on here????"

    Anyway, a lot of folks got off track (which I do regularly). When...
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    Two questions come to mind: Why do you care...

    Two questions come to mind:

    Why do you care about LRA, RLA, voltage, starting amps, etc. etc. etc...... when we all know the unit needs a pound of refrigerant anyway.

    Regarding the "secret"...
  38. They plug up REAL quick. Every time. Stopped...

    They plug up REAL quick. Every time. Stopped using them.
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    You did the right thing. Change always causes...

    You did the right thing. Change always causes stress, and nobody likes to be treated badly. It seems like they answered several of your questions. Shake off the emotions and get ready for the next...
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    The FHP unit will work fine when connected to a...

    The FHP unit will work fine when connected to a proper loop. You are right about gravel working well in a flooded well. But in a drier hole, you have limited contact between the loop and the...
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    Tough question, tough situation. Is this is an...

    Tough question, tough situation. Is this is an honorable company that does quality work where you'd like to stay a long time? I've always thought the employer / service tech relationship is a two...
  42. what are supply complications?

    what are supply complications?
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    dwayne: Read Bergy's reply. Follow his...

    dwayne:

    Read Bergy's reply. Follow his advice. I'm 2500 miles away, but I think you're in deep poop. I'm curious:

    Is your heating contractor "helping" with this problem?

    Who hired /...
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    dwayne: Read Bergy's reply. Follow his...

    dwayne:

    Read Bergy's reply. Follow his advice. I'm 2500 miles away, but I think you're in deep poop. I'm curious:

    Is your heating contractor "helping" with this problem?

    Who hired /...
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    adam: Just curious... Have you had problems...

    adam:

    Just curious... Have you had problems with sleep apnea to go along with the nasal troubles?? Best of luck.
  46. hvacker: I think I communicated poorly. My...

    hvacker:

    I think I communicated poorly. My comment was not aimed at what method is employed, but rather the importance of attention to detail.
  47. I think you are asking how to calculate load for...

    I think you are asking how to calculate load for a commercial building.

    Coincidences and percents of maximums by hours do not exist. There are no short cuts. All the different building types you...
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    To expand on what Bergy said, an important reason...

    To expand on what Bergy said, an important reason to use a buffer tank is that when you use hot water, the element will rapidly re-heat the tank to your set point. Thus, even if the geo unit runs...
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    I use both; trained on oxy/acet. I resisted the...

    I use both; trained on oxy/acet. I resisted the turbo for a long time, but it does have some good points. Above 7/8", near large service valves, TX's, and in tight areas, I use oxy/acet.
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    And that's some mighty fine lookin' duck work...

    And that's some mighty fine lookin' duck work too!!:D
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