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    Just a note of thanks to those that contributed...

    Just a note of thanks to those that contributed to this thread. I picked up a new place with a hybrid setup and was thinking that the furnace / coil order seemed backward. I popped back in, this...
  2. Thread: weight scales

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    Dang, I didn't know that. You have no idea how...

    Dang, I didn't know that. You have no idea how much easier it's going to be to weigh my wife's cats next time. :)
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    Maybe he didn't. Maybe it doesn't work. It...

    Maybe he didn't. Maybe it doesn't work. It wouldn't be the only thing on the truck that didn't work.
    :rolleyes:
  4. Thread: New house -

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    Family.

    Family.
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    Whoops! I meant to say subcooling.

    Whoops! I meant to say subcooling.
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    You likely have two problems with the system: ...

    You likely have two problems with the system:

    1) There is a severe liquid side restriction. No big mystery there. Since the low side operates at such a low pressure (and hence saturation temp)...
  7. Thread: from the park

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    Caption: "Whatever temperature you want!"

    Caption: "Whatever temperature you want!"
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    Suction service valve not fully open. Simple,...

    Suction service valve not fully open. Simple, fits all given information, and not likely to be checked by anyone.

    Of course, as others have stated, more measurements will improve the odds of...
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    So, basically, what this science project would...

    So, basically, what this science project would indicate is that crystal meth and beer pretty much cancel each other out.

    Hmmmmm...very interesting.......


    :p
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    Three 60" plasma flat screen TV's with cable or...

    Three 60" plasma flat screen TV's with cable or satellite feed. Set the channel to the desired temperature. Servant to frequently check the channel selection and set the hidden T87 to the requested...
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    Ya know how we're always looking for places to...

    Ya know how we're always looking for places to put a landfill? I say: Two problems, one solution. Rebuild New Orleans once it's 10 feet or so above sea level. :D
  12. If you've ever had Mexican food, you'll...

    If you've ever had Mexican food, you'll understand where the wind comes from.
  13. Thread: AC Restriction

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    where St. Pressure will determine if enough...

    where St. Pressure will determine if enough hol(e)y water was consumed, and all evil was filtered from its system ...
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    It can be a little refrigerant disolved in the...

    It can be a little refrigerant disolved in the oil which is (very lightly) coating the inside of your hoses. It doesn't take much at all. Try your experiment again with a clean copper tube from the...
  15. Thread: Cheaters beware

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    A. girlfiend. Am I in? ;)

    A. girlfiend.

    Am I in? ;)
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    No. It's still leaking. Tighten further. ;)

    No. It's still leaking. Tighten further. ;)
  17. Maybe she told him YES for a change. :D ...

    Maybe she told him YES for a change. :D



    Perv. ;)
  18. Quit kidding around, you know he leaves that junk...

    Quit kidding around, you know he leaves that junk at the jobsite. It's not his fault that his cape doesn't have pockets. He also leaves the case screws out because after he levitates them out with...
  19. He may be fat, but the RCB really gets around...

    He may be fat, but the RCB really gets around (must be the cape that adds so much speed, and the shorts must be to save weight.) Here is a special NORAD tracking for last Wednesday alone. The've...
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    Here's a little experiment to perform that should...

    Here's a little experiment to perform that should help clarify what is going on.

    1) Restart your experiment exactly as you have done, i.e. same stable initial conditions.
    2) After you...
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    It's harder to stop a train wreck, and I think...

    It's harder to stop a train wreck, and I think this thread qualifies. ;)
  22. Yeah, that's the new model. They're cr*p. Now...

    Yeah, that's the new model. They're cr*p. Now the earlier models, well they were real beauties. None of that newfangled wood junk. Only the finest, hand hewed flint head pins in them. ;)
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    Shoot! Who needs that when you got ten (well,...

    Shoot! Who needs that when you got ten (well, nine now) perfectly good lectrical testers.
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    This is a question for frozensolid. You will...

    This is a question for frozensolid. You will have to ask in a different forum area. ;)
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    Just like 0F is not the bottom of the temperature...

    Just like 0F is not the bottom of the temperature scale, 0 enthalpy on a psychometric chart is not the bottom of the energy contained in the air. The enthalpy scale contains an arbitrary offset, so...
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    Yes, this is false. (Dry) air at 0F will have...

    Yes, this is false. (Dry) air at 0F will have GREATER than 80% of the BTU/lb. of (dry) air at 100F.

    If air did not liquify before absolute zero, then (using Rankine degrees) air would have...
  27. Thread: I love my job!

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    I think the leaves shot is my favorite. Keep up...

    I think the leaves shot is my favorite. Keep up the good work!
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    Are we going to call him the transformer bandit,...

    Are we going to call him the transformer bandit, or my favorite: The ZTB (Zip Tie Bandit)?
  29. Forget about Darth, what the heck is Alfred...

    Forget about Darth, what the heck is Alfred Hitchcock doing there? We already KNEW the RCB is a mystery.
  30. Thread: STRIKE THREE!!!

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    Another couple of whacks and you will have it on...

    Another couple of whacks and you will have it on the roof. :)
  31. Thread: i'm 98%

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    Red power drill. Probably Milwaukee. Funny, I've...

    Red power drill. Probably Milwaukee. Funny, I've got a blue Bosch and a yellow Dewalt and a black Black & Decker but no Milwaukee.
  32. Thread: beer meister

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    Keg of British beer?

    Keg of British beer?
  33. Thread: TXV explanation?

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    Go for it! ;)

    Go for it!

    ;)
  34. Thread: TXV explanation?

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    Short answer: a TXV equipped system works better....

    Short answer: a TXV equipped system works better.

    The TXV in your air conditioner is like a cruise control in your car. A non-txv (usually called a fixed orifice) air conditioner is more like...
  35. Thread: Lux Thermostat

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    I used to think that Lux was was designed to be...

    I used to think that Lux was was designed to be the worst POS that could ever be built. Then Braeburn proved me wrong.
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    A shorter probe? Doesn't seem like there would...

    A shorter probe? Doesn't seem like there would be much temperature difference across the inlet flow. Perhaps a couple of inches in should be about as good as 18.
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    Looks like a couple of problems with the evap...

    Looks like a couple of problems with the evap drains on those units.
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    When you bill something as "total butchery" it...

    When you bill something as "total butchery" it really sets up high expectations. I'm glad I wasn't disappointed! :)
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    1055/1400 = .7536 You are 25% low on airflow. ...

    1055/1400 = .7536 You are 25% low on airflow. In order to work as designed, you need to add 345/1055 = .3270 or 33% more airflow.
  40. Thread: Paper Wasps Nest

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    Let me quote from...

    Let me quote from http://www.desertusa.com/mag01/sep/papr/thawk.html




    Word to the wise: Stay away!!
  41. Thread: Quiet Please

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    Here's a thought, take a couple of long walks...

    Here's a thought, take a couple of long walks around your neighborhood and listen to the outdoor units. When you come across ones that sound quiet enough, ring the doorbell and tell them you live in...
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    Dear PaysonHVAC, We, the Kind and Gentle...

    Dear PaysonHVAC,

    We, the Kind and Gentle Customers in the Valley Of The Sun, have just learned of your extreme plight. Your unfortunate experiences have touched our heart, and we have taken it...
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    The slot is probably at one end of your unit. ...

    The slot is probably at one end of your unit. The wires go on the side toward the middle of the unit.
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    Is anything connected to the high pressure...

    Is anything connected to the high pressure switches? Can't really tell in the photo.
  45. What are you guys complaining about? Can't you...

    What are you guys complaining about? Can't you see that he used UV resistant BLACK cable ties? If it were a hack install, there would be non-UV-resistant WHITE cable ties.

    See? Great job...
  46. Thread: test test test

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    It'd look nice with a couple of freon tanks in...

    It'd look nice with a couple of freon tanks in holders bolted to the wing. Just make sure you angle the racks to match the lines of the car.
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    So, SEER is like the metric equivelent of cubic...

    So, SEER is like the metric equivelent of cubic feet.

    :)
  48. Thread: Frost Forming

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    So, the air temperature outside has approached...

    So, the air temperature outside has approached freezing, and the big pipe to your indoor unit is now frosting up?

    Call the installer to look at it and make sure everything is OK (a good idea...
  49. Thread: Tired of stress

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    Yes, HVAC-TALK was born.

    Yes, HVAC-TALK was born.
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    You can get more N (gas molecules) from the...

    You can get more N (gas molecules) from the liquid part of this problem. The ideal gas law does not comprehend evaporation and condensation.

    Easy thought experiment version:

    If I fill the...
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