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    Spark plug comes out with a small ratchet and...

    Spark plug comes out with a small ratchet and extension. As others have said, they very rarely fail. I would check the spark at the end of the wire, and also check the exhaust and intake. For the...
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    I would try to find a tech that has a combustion...

    I would try to find a tech that has a combustion analyzer and know how to use it, if you can, make sure they check gas pressure, and make sure they come out during normal business hours so if all...
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    We're not charging the units, just making sure...

    We're not charging the units, just making sure they're in the ball park, on a maintenance check. We try to simulate the pressure of a 95 degree day. Old units might be 125 sat. temp, newer will be...
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    4 x 4 box with a toggle switch and a rotary speed...

    4 x 4 box with a toggle switch and a rotary speed control switch, like for a ceiling fan. Two wires with spade connectors to hook in series with the condenser fan motor. Adjust the dial to get the...
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    We made up a control to adjust the condenser fan...

    We made up a control to adjust the condenser fan speed to whatever head pressure we want. Seems to work well. We will come back when warmer if we see a problem or need a recharge etc.
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    Generac has detailed guidelines on this. Your...

    Generac has detailed guidelines on this. Your contractor needs to size the generator for everything you want to run and then check to make sure the generator he chooses can handle the surge of the...
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    gas meter identification

    Does anyone have a cheat sheet for how to know the capacities of different gas meters. Our utility wants us to call them on every job and then wait 2 days for a callback to find out if the meter can...
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    I got the hinges from MAACO.

    I got the hinges from MAACO.
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    We've been driving Chevy/GMC. I've been happy...

    We've been driving Chevy/GMC. I've been happy with the reliability. They make an aftermarket kit for the hinges that have greaserts in them, that should solve the hinge problem. Don't know why they...
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    Went to a rental house no heat and couldn't find...

    Went to a rental house no heat and couldn't find anything wrong. Went back again, no problem found. Third time there, customers pissed, running perfectly. After trying to not make myself look too...
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    I think some companies think a person with...

    I think some companies think a person with financial problems is more likely to steal or have more personal drama that might interfere with work.
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    But you can't figure btu out without already...

    But you can't figure btu out without already knowing the cfm. Unless its strip heat.
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    I think that formula will not be real accurate...

    I think that formula will not be real accurate unless its an electric furnace your checking. BTU outputs can vary widely from the rating plate on a gas furnace. Probably better than nothing though.
  14. In my opinion, if your tech is using a...

    In my opinion, if your tech is using a thermometer on the refrigerant line and can halfway explain why, he's better than alot of techs. If he's checking airflow and calculating cfm's first, he's...
  15. Thread: Sears Bad Policys

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    Why would you want to shop at your competitors...

    Why would you want to shop at your competitors store anyway? I know it's getting harder, but anything I can get at sears, I can also get somewhere else that doesn't sell furnaces to my customers.
    ...
  16. Thread: Hillsdale college

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    My friends son graduated from there. Sounds like...

    My friends son graduated from there. Sounds like a good school.
  17. Thread: Migraines

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    I used to be like the previous posters, Excedrin...

    I used to be like the previous posters, Excedrin Migraine works every time for me as long as I take it quick enough. If I wait too long, nothing works, but haven't had that for several years now. I...
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    The distributors are the ones I have a problem...

    The distributors are the ones I have a problem with. If they agree to be a distributor for a certain brand, then as far as I'm concerned that includes handling the warranty responsibilities, if not...
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    I emailed Goodman about this and they said said...

    I emailed Goodman about this and they said said the distributor is allowed to do this. It wouldn't surprise me if we hear about a class action suit one day about this.

    I have seen cases where...
  20. Thread: spot welder

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    spot welder

    I'm going to purchase a spot welder mainly for canvas connecters, filter racks etc. Any advice on what to look for or recommended brands? Will a 115v work fine or should I get a 240V model? ...
  21. Thread: Lennox Pulse

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    Lennox has 0 ignition controls now, last i...

    Lennox has 0 ignition controls now, last i checked, no gas valves and haven't had heat exchangers in a while. I would stock up from wherever you could (ebay etc.) and make plans for when you will be...
  22. Thread: New lennox system

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    I guess whether it's important or not is a matter...

    I guess whether it's important or not is a matter of opinion.

    As a customerI would prefer to see it so I have a feel for whether or not it's working properly. For troubleshooting also, it is...
  23. Thread: New lennox system

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    Not familiar with the comfortsense but all the...

    Not familiar with the comfortsense but all the stats we use show what stage it's in.
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    Maybe you were getting a discount by being a...

    Maybe you were getting a discount by being a member?
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    Around here that's what the union guys do to the...

    Around here that's what the union guys do to the non union companies. In certain areas, you always walk around the van before you leave.
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    We use these, but we add a piece of elastic on...

    We use these, but we add a piece of elastic on the back to help them stay on.


    http://www.roxiesshop.com/custom.em?pid=829593
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    I think they work well, but you need to have...

    I think they work well, but you need to have enough straight length of duct to get an accurate reading. I have used mine twice and both times, it was innacurate due to elbows, etc causing turbulence....
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    These guys bought H2 in 2005. ...

    These guys bought H2 in 2005.

    http://aligo.c3design.jp/noflash.html
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    You just need to get the info from the...

    You just need to get the info from the manufacturer. Either a local dealer should be able to get you the info or call the manufacturer. They will have a table that will give you the info you need.
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    We were told that if we got her admitted to a...

    We were told that if we got her admitted to a hospital for some reason and then told them that we couldn't take care of her, they would help place her in a home and Medicare or medicaid ( I can never...
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    I think the best thing is to get them into a home...

    I think the best thing is to get them into a home with professional help and 24 hour supervision. An average working family just can't handle the strain in my opinion.

    My grandmother decided...
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    Don't argue with them, say whatever they want...

    Don't argue with them, say whatever they want to hear that will make them happy/ feel good. Don't take anything personal.
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    I think the auto is definitely better, that's all...

    I think the auto is definitely better, that's all we sell unless someone insists on a manual.

    Might just be a miscommunication though, if he didn't say it was the auto model, he didn't really do...
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    I've heard at least 2 of the "tankless guys" give...

    I've heard at least 2 of the "tankless guys" give the same expalanation you just did, and they actually say that you shouldn't sell based on payback because if people start taking longer showers...
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    We sell Rinnai. Very nice units, great support...

    We sell Rinnai. Very nice units, great support 24/7, good company.

    We sell mostly the RC98HPI model.
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    CFM x Temp rise X 1.08 = BTU output Get CFM...

    CFM x Temp rise X 1.08 = BTU output

    Get CFM from static pressure and fan charts. Divide the answer by the rated input to get a fairly close efficiency percent.

    When I did this on our shop...
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    For those of you working on the SLP's, the latest...

    For those of you working on the SLP's, the latest issue is a fluttering noise from the burner compartment, the fix from tech support is to put a washer between the burner box front piece and the...
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    Had a customer with a G50 (not our install) about...

    Had a customer with a G50 (not our install) about 6 years old. Same ignition system i believe, all of a sudden after about 3 years of no problems, started going through ignitors every 9 months or...
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    There's a procedure to go through to check for...

    There's a procedure to go through to check for proper grounding to that board. Lennox has a bulletin explaining how to do it. If they do that with no problem, I would probably try a new board.
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    Go to Products, Service and App notes, gas units,...

    Go to Products, Service and App notes, gas units, then scroll down to SLP98.

    It'd be nice if we got some kind of notification of new bulletins when they come out. Would have made it a little...
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    The bulletin says it's for upflow left hand...

    The bulletin says it's for upflow left hand drains, but we had a downflow with a right hand drain that had a problem, which makes sense i guess because it's all reversed on the downflow. The...
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    Then why are you blaming improper installation in...

    Then why are you blaming improper installation in your other post? We have 2 in the past week that wouldn't work and yes they were installed according to the instructions. One we had to change the...
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    Can you kindle owners verify something for me? It...

    Can you kindle owners verify something for me? It sounds like your saying you have free 3G wireless anywhere. I have a "Nook" and it has free wireless but only in a "hotspot" with a wireless...
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    Saw one of those once when the neighbor kids put...

    Saw one of those once when the neighbor kids put a garden hose in the intke pipe and turned it on. Started unscrewing the cover plate and water started spraying out like a fountain.
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    I know someone in Maryland who recently had a...

    I know someone in Maryland who recently had a $4000 "service assistant" stolen. Electronic diagnostic guages. It wasn't a bulk theft though, just that.
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    Had a customer today, her husband is out of town...

    Had a customer today, her husband is out of town and he has all the credit cards and cash, can we bill her? We say no. She says i've been calling around and no one will help me, I think I might...
  47. Maybe I missed a good answer, but this has...

    Maybe I missed a good answer, but this has puzzled me also, for a long time. How can a system with 10 degrees subcooling have bubbles? I don't charge this way and have learned to live with it, but...
  48. Thread: Value of Business

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    That's 24% net profit. Not impossible but not...

    That's 24% net profit. Not impossible but not very likely, especially with a 4 year old company that specializes in restaurants. I would guess somethings missing from that equation. $400,000 is...
  49. Thread: Brand???

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    York/ luxaire. Whenever you have a model# you...

    York/ luxaire. Whenever you have a model# you can't identify, just type it into google, it will usually find it.
  50. Thread: wow

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    Friend of mine has one of these. ...

    Friend of mine has one of these.

    http://www.fielddiagnostics.com/products/service-assistant

    I want one but not this year.
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