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    We just need a flat tax. Keep it simple.

    We just need a flat tax. Keep it simple.
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    I installed it a few times. Is the a floor boot...

    I installed it a few times. Is the a floor boot register your installing on the take-offs
  3. Just to clarify, most parts are made in...

    Just to clarify, most parts are made in Mexico/China/India these days.
    We don't like it either.
  4. where are the ducts ran, are they in the crawl...

    where are the ducts ran, are they in the crawl space?
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    Please, the demise of society started way before...

    Please, the demise of society started way before the homo's wanted to get married.
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    Maybe they last longer in Vegas due to the dry...

    Maybe they last longer in Vegas due to the dry air, but I've seen them fall apart on the inside. I never liked it. I haven't installed duct board in a lot of years tho so maybe they're made...
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    Chicago or Pexto, don't be afraid to buy an old...

    Chicago or Pexto, don't be afraid to buy an old one either, those old ones last for ever
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    I was reading an interview with some Saudi...

    I was reading an interview with some Saudi prince, I think it was by Reuters, well anyway he was saying that he can see it going into the low 30's and they can still make a profit well into the 20's....
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    They tax it by the gallon so they will probably...

    They tax it by the gallon so they will probably get more money, I'm sure people will be driving more.
  10. Never heard of doing that, what are they trying...

    Never heard of doing that, what are they trying to hide from the inspector?
  11. Maybe you should start with smaller commercial...

    Maybe you should start with smaller commercial jobs, not being an @ss but your on the hook for doing the job at the price on the contract. Nobody wants to hear you bid it wrong and don't have the...
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    That's my thought also. I worked for very large...

    That's my thought also. I worked for very large companies and very small ones, I prefer the smaller ones personally. Large ones will can you in the drop, of a dime there's no loyalty. Small ones...
  13. May I ask where you found your contractor? I...

    May I ask where you found your contractor? I gotta tell you I'm sure their is a lot of blood boiling on his response. Overkill to do the job safely and right.
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    Also, like I said, there's a contractor locator...

    Also, like I said, there's a contractor locator map somewhere on this board. Contact a contractor near you, maybe he can check you your system out or let you know of some companies that do quality...
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    Ask them how they came up with furnace size. ...

    Ask them how they came up with furnace size. They are either going to say; they took it from the old one; They did it by square footage\rule of thumb; and hopefully someone will say load calc\...
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    Hey I'm impressed, an undersized furnace. I heard...

    Hey I'm impressed, an undersized furnace. I heard they existed but like the elusive Bigfoot I never actually saw one and that picture wasn't blurry either.
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    I would ask what the quote is based on? Are they...

    I would ask what the quote is based on? Are they just looking at the old furnace and using that BTU rating for the quote on the new one, or are they going to do a manual J block load? Most units are...
  18. Thread: dish network

    by Vinster
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    yeah, I'm looking to cut the cord on cable also....

    yeah, I'm looking to cut the cord on cable also. It's coming, between netflix, hulu, google tv, etc. I was reading that it's really going to take off when the network's contracts with the cable &...
  19. If you want to start your own HVAC business, then...

    If you want to start your own HVAC business, then I'd say accounting. You have to understand the numbers of business.

    I do a lot of commercial work and almost always the architect has an...
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    I had to do a bank of dryers in a dorm laundry...

    I had to do a bank of dryers in a dorm laundry room a few years back and I think they were all vented independently. I pretty sure they were anyway.
  21. It's kinda hard to picture what your talking...

    It's kinda hard to picture what your talking about, most studs are 16" on center(hence about 14" a part) you can use more than one stub cavity to get a proper grille size. Maybe you could look on...
  22. My duct sizing stuff is at work and to be honest...

    My duct sizing stuff is at work and to be honest with you I keep flex runs to a maximum length of no more then 5 feet, but I'd say if the flex is ran proper 16" I believe it will carry your 1000 cfm...
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    TABB but don't hold me to it

    TABB but don't hold me to it
  24. I like how they camouflaged the linesets with...

    I like how they camouflaged the linesets with silver duct tape to match the siding, a real hack wouldn't have cared what color duct tape he used. I:whistle:
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    Prokup has a good little book that I came across...

    Prokup has a good little book that I came across if your looking to jump right into a gas furnace.



    http://prokupmedia.com/ Gas Heating Repair Guide - Hot Surface & Spark Ignition - Electrical...
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    Somebody should use the installation guide before...

    Somebody should use the installation guide before it catches on fire. Love the supply plenum, I hear round corners are the new in thing. I wonder if they paid extra for the fancy flue hanger stitch...
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    I love my Kirby, gave up on the cr*ppy stuff...

    I love my Kirby, gave up on the cr*ppy stuff sears had and bought a used one for $50 bucks. It's 30+ years old, ugly and sucks up everything. Gonna look for a second one for the down stairs cause...
  28. Thread: Used furnaces

    by Vinster
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    I guess it would depend. But you would...

    I guess it would depend. But you would differently have to define the term installed. To me it would be all tied in and connected, then pay up. If it doesn't fire up then that would be a service...
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    I use my magnetic screw tray, plop on there and...

    I use my magnetic screw tray, plop on there and done, doubles as a clip and screw holder to because every time I put something down it seems to roll away
  30. The house was built in 2000 so I'm assuming the...

    The house was built in 2000 so I'm assuming the units are 14 yo, they are not dinosaurs by any means but they are no spring chicken either. If it was a quality install to begin with you should get at...
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    I think it would have to be way over 20+ years...

    I think it would have to be way over 20+ years old for it to be asbestos.
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    3X I perfer hard pipe also. ACFIXR, how are...

    3X I perfer hard pipe also.

    ACFIXR, how are you hanging your spiral, I noticed you ran strut down the inside with rod going thru, is some other trade attaching to you duct?
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    johnstone supply doesn't carry 1/2" acoustical...

    johnstone supply doesn't carry 1/2" acoustical liner?
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    I personally like to put them on opposite sides...

    I personally like to put them on opposite sides of the room. However, at a seminar I attended a couple of years ago the topic came up about return grille location. Everyone in the room pretty much...
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    It depends on what stage the roof is at. If it's...

    It depends on what stage the roof is at. If it's new construction and just decking I'll use a demo saw or sawzall depending on how many and how big. If it's an existing roof I'll work with roofer,...
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    Well, as someone who does mostly what your...

    Well, as someone who does mostly what your describing but in the commercial realm, I'm used to working from designed systems by an engineers specs. As a residential contractor I wouldn't mind one way...
  37. Thread: callbacks

    by Vinster
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    What about putting a little sticker on the unit...

    What about putting a little sticker on the unit like they do with computers, so if they go into it they have to break the sticker to gain access. If you let them know it's there and if it's broken...
  38. I don't think anyone can really give you an...

    I don't think anyone can really give you an answer without knowing the size of the room, the windows sizes in it, R-Value of the walls and ceiling etc. Sorry I can't be more helpful but it's a...
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    Is there a big temperature difference between the...

    Is there a big temperature difference between the upstairs and down stairs? has the air flow always been like that?

    It could be a lot of things even something as crazy as the upstairs being sized...
  40. It would increase the velocity.

    It would increase the velocity.
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    you can make a counter offer. They are probably...

    you can make a counter offer. They are probably expecting you to.
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    Like CircusEnvy said, I have seen 3 or 4 guys...

    Like CircusEnvy said, I have seen 3 or 4 guys come out of Lincon Tech and they were all kind of clueless, they did go heavy on the electrical end thou. I forgot what the one kid told me he paid maybe...
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    Pretty much the way durodyno showed it. Fold up...

    Pretty much the way durodyno showed it. Fold up the excess canvas and staple it. seal up any holes from the inside with some duct sealer, you don't have to crazy with it, the holes should be small
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    Did it start getting cold where you are yet? The...

    Did it start getting cold where you are yet? The work load hits a low when the weather gets nice(the summer\fall & spring\winter). But when the first cold snap will kick it in again.
  45. Sounds pretty interesting, I'm always interested...

    Sounds pretty interesting, I'm always interested in giving the most bang for a buck, but it didn't really say how to rectify the situation. Is the HVAC system delivering a poor percentage of the...
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    Focus on doing it right first. The speed will...

    Focus on doing it right first. The speed will come Grasshopper it will come with expereince
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    I never heard of a tuck cheek elbow but the...

    I never heard of a tuck cheek elbow but the terminology differs from region to region, but I'd imagine it's a drop cheek elbow. I call radius offsets ogee's and some people never heard of them...
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    Put it on your resume when your shopping it...

    Put it on your resume when your shopping it around. They are the engineer's bible... Plus SMACNA but ASHRAE is what they reference.
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    I do design work, I got into while working my...

    I do design work, I got into while working my way thru college in the Commercial HAVC industry. My major was computer science, I picked up CAD pretty easily and when the office found out I knew CAD...
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    OK, Let me rephrase my question, I was in a rush...

    OK, Let me rephrase my question, I was in a rush this morning when I posted it. I want to take my NATE core exam so I went out and bought the book "Dewalt HAVC technician exam guide" which gives a...
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