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    There are several ways of accomplishing this. ...

    There are several ways of accomplishing this.

    Proliphix http://proliphix.com/index.htm makes thermostats that are connected to your Ethernet and be programmed via a web browser.

    Carrier...
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    I bought a pair of Servus overboots this summer...

    I bought a pair of Servus overboots this summer and have found that they're great on the roof over my Carolinas. They keep your boots warm and dry in the snow and also great for washing coils.
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    York Tech Lit

    Is there a website to access York tech lit for a non-dealer? I was just trying to figure out the date code for a model # p3uc furnace. The serial # starts with EDAM.
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    I understand what you're saying, but I don't work...

    I understand what you're saying, but I don't work for a national account place. We are a large local mechanical contractor. We do commercial and industrial HVACR, controls and engineering. We...
  6. Thread: ERV HRV

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    Exactly! The situation needs to examined on a...

    Exactly! The situation needs to examined on a individual basis. It wouldn't be a bad idea to have a blower door test done to determine actual infiltration.
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    Why so hostile? I've got Novar in many of my...

    Why so hostile?

    I've got Novar in many of my office buildings that I take care of. I take care of the Novar and the equipment. It's pretty reliable stuff. I've got it on hundreds of heat pumps,...
  8. Thread: ERV HRV

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    You are correct in your assessment of your...

    You are correct in your assessment of your situation. "The answer to pollution is dilution." I would have to assume that you run a humidifier to be able to maintain 40% humidity in the winter in...
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    Everybody seems to want to tear out your controls...

    Everybody seems to want to tear out your controls system and put in their own. The reason for that is that Novar is a dealer product. Only authorized contractors can get parts and support. Another...
  10. Thread: monthly pm

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    I also agree. You can guarantee your work only...

    I also agree. You can guarantee your work only to the point that you will repair it at your cost under your contract. That's the easy part. If they really can't afford to go down, then redundancy...
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    temco has it right

    temco has it right
  12. You did say that he's a service tech. That makes...

    You did say that he's a service tech. That makes it harder to ride with another guy and still be productive unless doing commercial PMs. Residential service and PMs and commercial service are...
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    My company also installs ALC. I have to admit...

    My company also installs ALC. I have to admit that I like ALC a lot better than Novar, but if it does the job, then keep it. Novar, on the whole, is a reliable system that is fairly simple. It's...
  14. They are rare, but sometimes are available. ...

    They are rare, but sometimes are available. Typically, a company cannot afford to put a tech in a company van for part time work. The overhead for the truck makes it difficult to justify a...
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    If you're looking for a instrument to measure...

    If you're looking for a instrument to measure outlets, then I would suggest the LoFlo Balometer by Alnor. Alnor makes great stuff. At $1375 from Alnor, it's not a bad price. You can probably find...
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    My company installed GPS on our trucks recently. ...

    My company installed GPS on our trucks recently. They set an alarm to send an email to my supervisor when I leave the house, when I get home, and anytime I use the truck after 6pm or on the weekend....
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    They are equivalent. I would suggest you find...

    They are equivalent. I would suggest you find the cause of the problem, not just the symptom. A experienced service technician should be able to help you with this.
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    I would agree that you definitely need to talk to...

    I would agree that you definitely need to talk to people locally to find out what the pros and cons of each option are. My advice would be to check contractors and find one you would like to work...
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    My company is a Novar Dealer. What I would...

    My company is a Novar Dealer. What I would suggest would be to find your local Novar contractor buy a pic and have them install i-scope on one of your computers. Then you could control all of your...
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    It's funny how everybody gets so fired up about...

    It's funny how everybody gets so fired up about all of this. Where I live there are plenty of good union and non-union techs. Believe it or not some of the non-union guys make more than the union...
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    I do not have my pro membership yet either. I...

    I do not have my pro membership yet either. I have not even applied. I guess that makes me a DIY. Wrong!
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    I had a similar problem recently with a Trane...

    I had a similar problem recently with a Trane Voyager RTU. We were the second service company called. The first one had two guys out for a good portion of the day. The no load voltage at the HSI...
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    True enough.

    True enough.
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    The documentation for v4.0 could be a lot better....

    The documentation for v4.0 could be a lot better. Much of it somewhat general. The interface between i-Vu and the CCN bus is clumsy. I am used to WebCTRL. I've also had problems with the...
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    The point of using an air-source heat pump with a...

    The point of using an air-source heat pump with a furnace is to save money. There are times when exceptions have to be made for comfort. But, in this case it sounds like this customer should have...
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    You can find most of the information on Carrier's...

    You can find most of the information on Carrier's website. You may to look for it though. My local Carrier distributor isn't even stocking V4.2 upgrades yet.
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    The comfort balance point is not as important if...

    The comfort balance point is not as important if you have a thermostat that allows fossil fuel backup based on balance point or droop. Then if the economic balance point is too low and the...
  28. Have you ever heard of Liebert? For critical...

    Have you ever heard of Liebert? For critical humidity and temperature applications they run the compressor 100% of the time and add reheat to provide precise control discharge temperature. True,...
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    It depends on the company. The most important...

    It depends on the company. The most important thing is to look and act professionally. There are plenty of guys out there with tattoos that pull it off.

    I can see your fear about residential. ...
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    The heat pump should be doing it's fair share of...

    The heat pump should be doing it's fair share of the heating as well. I don't know where you live but in Michigan we've only had a few times that the propane furnace would have ran. The balance...
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    AS long as the furnace is properly leveled and...

    AS long as the furnace is properly leveled and all the condensate drain lines are connected, it should drain. The problem is that if the secondary heat exchanger doesn't drain then you could have a...
  32. On the commercial side, we often do something...

    On the commercial side, we often do something similar. A electric duct heater is installed downstream from the A-coil and is cycled on to maintain space temperature while running the AC for...
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    You're right, it's not typically recommended to...

    You're right, it's not typically recommended to install a 90+ furnace in an attic due to the possibility of freezing the condensate trap or any other place in the furnace water might collect in and...
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    My company gives out a bonus in Dec. We also get...

    My company gives out a bonus in Dec. We also get one in June. They're generally not huge, but nice to have before Christmas. We also get our annual profit sharing check in January. They put on a...
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    V4.0 Scheduling

    V4.0 doesn't allow optimal start while using schedule # 88 for scheduling through i-Vu. V4.2 has apparently fixed that problem. The upgrade is now available for purchase. I wish they would offer a...
  36. Thank You. I got in.

    Thank You. I got in.
  37. The username and password won't work.

    The username and password won't work.
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    When I first read the question, my immediate...

    When I first read the question, my immediate thought was this was a ten hour job. Some of the guys brought up some good points about things that may happen on the job. The big question in my mind...
  39. Visio templates for Carrier 3V controls

    Does anyone have Microsoft Visio controls templates for Carrier 3V. I'm installing a 3V system at my church and need to make up controls drawings. I asked my Carrier salesman for templates, but he...
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