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    I wish he could post the invoice from where he...

    I wish he could post the invoice from where he paid for this on here, I think that would tell us all what we need to know. I do however agree that the price no matter what it is should include...
  2. I've worked on some of those old dinasors...

    I've worked on some of those old dinasors recently, were the condensors water cooled?
  3. Thread: Temporary chat

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    better save the link to your favorites so the...

    better save the link to your favorites so the next time chat goes down you will know where to go
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    What happened to the pictures?

    What happened to the pictures?
  5. Thread: Confused in KC

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    If you go with the electric strips option the...

    If you go with the electric strips option the heat pump can at the same time where as with a gas furnace they cannot. With your cost of electric this may be your best option. What happens with tis is...
  6. Thread: Confused in KC

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    You can save money running them all the way down...

    You can save money running them all the way down to near a COP 1. I'm not sure where most unit reach COP1 but its near 0 deg.
  7. Thread: Confused in KC

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    I'm going with heat strips due to the cost of...

    I'm going with heat strips due to the cost of propane in my area, it cost more to use than electric. Don't really see much up or down for either so long as the meet you needs.

    I'm still deciding...
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    Try using the hvac calc software at the top of...

    Try using the hvac calc software at the top of the page to find out what size equipment you will need. It is always best to have zone system or a separate system when you have a 2 story home.
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    Looking at your first numbers a 3 ton looks...

    Looking at your first numbers a 3 ton looks ideal. Unless you had problems with the old unit from the start I would suggest going back with a 3 ton. If you go with your second set of numbers you may...
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    I would agree with carnak on this, the longer run...

    I would agree with carnak on this, the longer run times and fewer start cycles would be more efficient. I would also consider for the same reason that the furnace would probably last longer due to...
  11. Thread: Confused in KC

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    I have met a few people who don't like heat pumps...

    I have met a few people who don't like heat pumps because of what the other contractor was saying. Personally I love them and if you can go with the 2 stage systems. Personally when installing a duel...
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    slctech

    Sounds like a nice service, unfortunately many areas do the super cheap clean and check and not much on the clean part.

    If you are quoted one of the low price clean and checks ask them what they...
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    Your problem indicates working on the gas valve...

    Your problem indicates working on the gas valve itself, best advice is calling a pro.
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    In atlanta you will not get much use out of the...

    In atlanta you will not get much use out of the furnace. As mentioned earlier there is an 80 available and would ask why that furnace would not do. Also mentioned earlier if a 3 ton had done the job...
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    those are not line sets, thats are antenna for a...

    those are not line sets, thats are antenna for a gov facility and they are monitoring aliens
  16. The original traps did not have the depth to do...

    The original traps did not have the depth to do the job. The idea of them was sound though. I usually make my own traps because many of the installs I do don't have enough room to install them
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    Whay would you recommend some one who is not a...

    Whay would you recommend some one who is not a site member when the guy asks for one?

    My smiley was edited :(


    [Edited by dpatty on 10-20-2005 at 10:00 PM]
  18. I got the book for the test and took it 30 min...

    I got the book for the test and took it 30 min later after reading the book one time. I thought it was way too easy. Maybe its different in other areas.
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    I used to be called coathanger, wasn't noticed in...

    I used to be called coathanger, wasn't noticed in a closet once. :)

    that would be difficult to pull off nowdays
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    in my case and others i would think yes. I have...

    in my case and others i would think yes. I have no idea where the cents symbol is on a keyboard
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    .09 here in Tyler Tx on an electric co-op. I did...

    .09 here in Tyler Tx on an electric co-op. I did hear that it will be going up to .12
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    How about the best of both worlds, go duel fuel.

    How about the best of both worlds, go duel fuel.
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    if considering a Heat Pump in your area you may...

    if considering a Heat Pump in your area you may want to consider one of these units.

    http://www.nyletherm.com/spaceheating.htm

    I've never used one and likely will never need it here in Texas...
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    I checked my zip and i'm paying less than any of...

    I checked my zip and i'm paying less than any of them listed.
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    I usually use newsgroups for movies. may not work...

    I usually use newsgroups for movies. may not work for what you want to do. What size are the files
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    my jeep gets about 20 on mid grade gas and about...

    my jeep gets about 20 on mid grade gas and about 16 on cheap gas.
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    they did a pretty good job faking that pic

    they did a pretty good job faking that pic
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    Does it make a diff if you burn it off?

    Does it make a diff if you burn it off?
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    guess i need to make a run to the cap yard. I got...

    guess i need to make a run to the cap yard. I got about 6 barrels of welding cable and an unbelievable amount of aluminum.
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    Thats what I was thinking

    Thats what I was thinking
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    Re: Hey

    My next suggestion would be.........





    Run Forest .. RUUUUN!!!!!!!!

    Before you get yourself or worse yet someone else killed. You are not working for a real company if the boss will not...
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    Re: Information

    Your asking questions that raise an eyebrow because they are so basic that they are no secret to a fairly handy diy'er. We are not just protecting the trade we are protecting customers who are paying...
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    Why would they send you to work on a gas system...

    Why would they send you to work on a gas system with no training? They must be itching to get sued or go to jail.
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    that meter looks just like my yellow jacket...

    that meter looks just like my yellow jacket version, wonder if i paid more to have that name on it.
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    i just wonder how it lasted long enough to get...

    i just wonder how it lasted long enough to get that bad.
  36. Thread: Load Cal

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    I have it. I'm sorry to say that I'm not...

    I have it. I'm sorry to say that I'm not impressed with it. I does not have a room by room calculation. You can still use it for block load and then approximate how much air is needed for each room....
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    Re: r

    I have denied warranty claims for this reason. Why should we drive up our cost by trying to save a home owner, that is too cheap to have is unit serviced, money. If you don't change the oil in new...
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    bornriding

    There system is far more corrupt than ours. It sounded like you think I believe we should do more to make it easier for the illegals to get across but your wrong. Personally I thhink we should lock...
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    It may not be brain surgery but if your not...

    It may not be brain surgery but if your not careful with what your doing you may end up needing it.
  40. Thread: Filter ??

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    EAC = Electronic Air Cleaner

    EAC = Electronic Air Cleaner
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    From what I understand from mexicans is that it...

    From what I understand from mexicans is that it is not that easy to imigrate from mexico. From what they tell me down there the system is so corrupt that it is not worth saving. I think the only...
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    I know 5 and 10 man shops that could not properly...

    I know 5 and 10 man shops that could not properly diagnose a draft inducer on a pack unit if all of them showed up on the job. They make a fortune and I go and fix the problem and never hear back...
  43. Thread: Filter ??

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    I get alot of them that are the ulta allergen...

    I get alot of them that are the ulta allergen filters that they say lasts up to 90 days. From what I've seen is you get 2 - 3 weeks max. I've made alot of money on those filters and have never sold...
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    Does anyone have a copy of that check sheet rheem...

    Does anyone have a copy of that check sheet rheem puts out. I saw it on here somewhere but cannot find it. If someone posts it make a copy of it and hand it to the next hvac guy that comes out and...
  45. What was the guy, a handy man or something...

    What was the guy, a handy man or something simular. Any hvac contractor should be able to diagnose an air flow problem
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    A de-humidistat generally operates a fan control...

    A de-humidistat generally operates a fan control in your airhandler. Generally these are variable speed and have this capability built in. If you have a conventional unit it can be done but could be...
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    90%+ furnaces can be a problem in attics due to...

    90%+ furnaces can be a problem in attics due to the seconary heat exchangers can freeze and crack. Several other parts are at risk as well. Sorry to hear that you must have found 3 of the worst...
  48. Thread: btu ratings

    by dpatty
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    You should not have missed that during a 10 min...

    You should not have missed that during a 10 min classroom nap. I would be demanding a refund as well.

    Why would you pay to learn something and then sleep through the class? Don't answer, I will...
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    Could you imagine what there wall of shame would...

    Could you imagine what there wall of shame would look like.
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    from speaking to realators it adds very little to...

    from speaking to realators it adds very little to the resale of a home to install a new ac. so long as the old one works most people do not care. If anything an old system will help the realator sell...
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