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    Well, furnace on the washing machine circuit is...

    Well, furnace on the washing machine circuit is against the NEC regardless of how it's done....
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    What exactly is/was that fuse doing and why is it...

    What exactly is/was that fuse doing and why is it needed? Protecting the outlet and furnace was plugged into the outlet or what? Isn't there a fuse/breaker at the service panel?
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    I think at that point maybe they'll just quote a...

    I think at that point maybe they'll just quote a 3rd curb adapter...
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    I think it's to keep fingers out since the grill...

    I think it's to keep fingers out since the grill is missing. Not sure it'd be very effective at keeping the fingers out though.
  5. Thread: run time

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    I don't understand your logic. Why would you...

    I don't understand your logic. Why would you *WANT* your unit to cycle constantly, wearing out contactors, relays, and start components, causing temperature and humidity swings, and significantly...
  6. Payson, the theif will probably turn you in to...

    Payson, the theif will probably turn you in to the EPA and get the $10K reward.
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    Is that a stainless gas connector on the water...

    Is that a stainless gas connector on the water line between thost water heaters?
  8. Thread: TXVsicle!

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    Why can't you do 45 degree water with R-22? ...

    Why can't you do 45 degree water with R-22? That's pretty standard for comfort cooling.

    If the desired temp is 45, and leaving water temp is 25, how is that not cold enough?
  9. Thread: Recirculator

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    If you put one in heat mode and one in cool, does...

    If you put one in heat mode and one in cool, does it become a cascade system?
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    What are they doing in there that they need 7...

    What are they doing in there that they need 7 tons for 1600 sq ft?
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    It's all sealed up with that new invisible mastic.

    It's all sealed up with that new invisible mastic.
  12. Thread: Defrost

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    Is that a drier vent next to it? And a...

    Is that a drier vent next to it? And a disconnect closer to the front of the house not attached to anything? What's that box that's partially underground? Looks like a meter socket to me...
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    And the supply house was out of 1.5 ton units...

    And the supply house was out of 1.5 ton units http://www.hvac-talk.com/vbb/images/icons/icon15.gif
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    Why is it even there?

    Why is it even there?
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    Looks to me like they are all connected together...

    Looks to me like they are all connected together and there's no outlet
  16. If the filter driers are in fact clogged, I can't...

    If the filter driers are in fact clogged, I can't help but wonder how enough crap got in a new system to clog them.
  17. Thread: potpourii

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    Not if it's more than 6 feet off the floor.

    Not if it's more than 6 feet off the floor.
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    It's not functionally. If the correct breaker is...

    It's not functionally. If the correct breaker is installed, it might could be considered "safe" even. But is it right? Does it look very professional? Would you want YOUR name on it?
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    Maybe once the copper gets hot enough, the solder...

    Maybe once the copper gets hot enough, the solder melts and the copper falls out, acting as a fuse. http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/images/icons/icon10.gif
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    Payson, did you call up the EPA and turn in that...

    Payson, did you call up the EPA and turn in that ELK for venting refrigerant?
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    That is a high pressure switch on the back of the...

    That is a high pressure switch on the back of the compressor. The R-12 systems just had a popoff valve that vented to the atmosphere. 134a systems still have that, but they are also required to...
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    How did you miss the recovery part? "There...

    How did you miss the recovery part?

    "There might be some pressure in the system when you loosen the connection, but it doesn't matter if a little leaks out because it's only 134a"
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    I've got one of those on my own unit. I love it....

    I've got one of those on my own unit. I love it. It has noticably reduced the amount of dust in the house, and the evap and blower wheel stay spotless. Only thing I dislike is it's a pain to...
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    http://img97.echo.cx/img97/2146/dsc010427pu.jpg ...

    http://img97.echo.cx/img97/2146/dsc010427pu.jpg

    Look at the third one from the right. I bet the owner said "Ain't cold enough in here, I want a bigger, badder unit than everyone else"
  25. If I read it right, they still have the variable...

    If I read it right, they still have the variable speed compressor, so the controller was still needed.
  26. On running comfort-r in heat mode - do you not...

    On running comfort-r in heat mode - do you not have problems with high head pressure in mild weather? Doesn't it take like 8 minutes before the blower reaches 100% if comfort-R is on?
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    One would hope the iron pipe is the main and the...

    One would hope the iron pipe is the main and the tracpipe going through the wall is feeding a unit inside.
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    I hear the exact same thing everytime my nextdoor...

    I hear the exact same thing everytime my nextdoor neighbor's condensor kicks on. It's been doing it for like 3 years now. I can't believe it still runs.
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    Have you got pics of this setup? How are you...

    Have you got pics of this setup? How are you controlling the MP3's, etc with the touchscreen? Most of the MP3 programs I've used, winamp, etc, the buttons are too small to be able to easily change...
  30. Unless I'm missing something obvious, this seems...

    Unless I'm missing something obvious, this seems like a fairly simple calculation:

    1W = 3.41BTU/Hr

    400W x 3.41 = 1364 BTU/Hr

    200W x 3.41 = 682 BTU/Hr

    So, basically, on the 400w HID's,...
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    Why would the 2 14" ducts for the return not meet...

    Why would the 2 14" ducts for the return not meet code?
  32. Thread: Mini-split

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    How far are the units from the wall? Doesn't the...

    How far are the units from the wall? Doesn't the NEC require like 3' clearence in front a disconnect?
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    Is that a piece of romex touching it? Wonder how...

    Is that a piece of romex touching it? Wonder how long before it melts through the insulation.
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    Maybe that's the supply and it's 100% OA

    Maybe that's the supply and it's 100% OA
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    Funny! Check out this pic: And the quote that...

    Funny! Check out this pic:

    And the quote that goes along with it:

    "But when the inside temp reached 76 and the inside blower turned off the outside unit still runs. I assume the reset button...
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    "Works when I hold reset, but stops when I...

    "Works when I hold reset, but stops when I release it"

    Wonder if he duct taped the reset button in yet?
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    Looks like I see unistrut too! Nice! Why does...

    Looks like I see unistrut too! Nice!

    Why does it run across the wall like that? No other access?
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    I recomend you use it also, but no, it's not...

    I recomend you use it also, but no, it's not required.
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    On the federal side, you don't need 608 to work...

    On the federal side, you don't need 608 to work on a car AC unless you are charging for it. You can work on your own without certification as long as you are not handling CFC's or HCFC's. So...
  40. Thread: Dayton

    by dschwab9
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    I've serviced a couple of them. They are...

    I've serviced a couple of them. They are actually not that bad. They have copeland compressors, and the 12 seer has scrolls.
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    LOL Payson. That's a good one - needs to go in...

    LOL Payson. That's a good one - needs to go in the "Funny Refrigeration Stories" thread

    Can you imagine if some little old lady had been brushing her teeth when you let the drain buster loose?
    ...
  42. So is that 100% OA? Must be the makeup air unit...

    So is that 100% OA? Must be the makeup air unit for the kitchen hood and bathroom fart fans http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/images/icons/icon15.gif
  43. Thread: Dayton

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    They are made by Unitary Products. Isn't that...

    They are made by Unitary Products. Isn't that the same as York?
  44. Thread: 409a

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    It has oil return issues at very low temps. In...

    It has oil return issues at very low temps. In medium/high temp applications, mineral oil is fine. In a low temp application, you should use AB oil, especially if the condenser is real far from the...
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    On the subject of sticking gas valves - when that...

    On the subject of sticking gas valves - when that happens, shouldn't the limit switch open, causing the board to force the fan on?
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    I saw that on the news a couple of weeks ago -...

    I saw that on the news a couple of weeks ago - blew off a roof in the huricane.
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    What color did you paint it? A thin coat of flat...

    What color did you paint it? A thin coat of flat black will actually improve heat transfer. If you painted it white, it will reflect heat back into the fins and impede transfer.
  48. Interesting the number of residential rooftop...

    Interesting the number of residential rooftop installations you guys have out there. Only package units we see on houses here are on the ground ducted into the crawl space, and there's not many of...
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    But from a customer perspective, $200,000 worth...

    But from a customer perspective, $200,000 worth of equipment it's cooling, so $50 is next to nothing in the big picture.
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    Better go up to 1/2 horse for that one

    Better go up to 1/2 horse for that one
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