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    What are your plans to get it started ? How...

    What are your plans to get it started ? How will you go about it ?
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    Yes, I am of this mindset also. But I do ...

    Yes, I am of this mindset also. But I do think theres a difference in quality in compressors between Bristol / Copeland / Carrier /Trane . , but maybe this is for another thread.
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    Ill say one thing for Goodman, they use beefy...

    Ill say one thing for Goodman, they use beefy blowers in their air-side equipment and I think its because they know that out in the Field undersized ductwork/homeowner not changing air...
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    The mfr of the unit has spec'd a bi-directional...

    The mfr of the unit has spec'd a bi-directional Filter Drier that is large enough for the application, so, its redundant to install an additional one and will only contribute to some level of...
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    With fan charts, they list the external static...

    With fan charts, they list the external static pressure and the corresponding cfm expected ; at .5 esp. on high speed a 1.5 ton air handler typically moves 2 tons worth of air , or, 800 cfm...
  6. Thread: TOOLS

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    1. A full tool box of common generic hand tools....

    1. A full tool box of common generic hand tools.
    2. At least a 3 cfm Vaccuum Pump, 2 stage.
    3. Gauge Manifold .
    4. Testing instruments such as Ammeter/voltage/ohm Meter ., pocket...
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    I didn't go there, but, $24 ,000 just for HVAC...

    I didn't go there, but, $24 ,000 just for HVAC certificate Program cant be right. Is that money to complete the HVAC Program plus an Associates Degree in Applied Science (or BSME) ? When I...
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    The 600 cfm is what a typical 1.5 ton cooling...

    The 600 cfm is what a typical 1.5 ton cooling system requires on airflow, but you are still safe if you only delivered 400 cfm airflow across the cooling coil on a 1.5 ton . Manufacturers data on...
  9. The trouble will be that no Employer is going to...

    The trouble will be that no Employer is going to want to hire you for a limited time while you go to college only for you to leave the employ . Employers want Employees that are going to stick...
  10. Im not familiar with the product you've mentioned...

    Im not familiar with the product you've mentioned but when you said wool, im thinking of fragments of that coming off over time . What we use in the Trade is something called Duct Liner . It is...
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    A 1.5 ton Split System will need to move approx....

    A 1.5 ton Split System will need to move approx. 600 cfm for cooling (400 cfm minimum) to prevent the cooling coil from freezing during a/c operation. The blower in that Air Handler on high...
  12. I think for the amount of time you've been there,...

    I think for the amount of time you've been there, it is a fair going rate for you. You are still learning and have much to learn still. You haven't been at it that long really. Consider that you...
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    No pressure cutout controls on the unit that the...

    No pressure cutout controls on the unit that the dogs peed on. The condenser tubing was about to rupture at any moment and it was hanging by a thread. Head pressure was high because a large...
  14. I love Heat Pumps ; when they go into defrost I...

    I love Heat Pumps ; when they go into defrost I take a shower.
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    Forget tools n stuff. Hes got everything he needs...

    Forget tools n stuff. Hes got everything he needs to do his job anyway. What you want to give him to really please him, is an unexpected totally wild-Wife for a night or weekend maybe at a nice...
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    What does the 'dv' after Felony mean ? ...

    What does the 'dv' after Felony mean ? (Okay...I just found out : http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-felony-domestic-violence.htm)

    Its a shame you are learning the hard way about doing life...
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    Kudos to the Motor Manufacturer...not Trane ; ...

    Kudos to the Motor Manufacturer...not Trane ; most anyones Unit could suffer an anomaly like that . I once had an old G.E. a/c unit that numerous neighborhood Dogs has peed on over the course...
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    I don't know, but I do know that its not that...

    I don't know, but I do know that its not that hard to stop a Trane .
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    Should be alright so long as you put at least an...

    Should be alright so long as you put at least an 18" long rectangular duct supply plenum on the downflow furnace outlet so the air has had a chance to exit the furnace, churn, and get funneled into...
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    Youd definetely need to address the turns...

    Youd definetely need to address the turns otherwise you could end up loosing 30% of your air before it even reaches the house. Long radius turns are the answer in this application.
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    Its not a counterflow lowboy...its an upflow...

    Its not a counterflow lowboy...its an upflow lowboy hes dealing with. There would be no need for a counterflow lowboy to be manufactured -- just a standard counterflow furnace would suffice .
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    Id be surprised of one of the two plenums is not...

    Id be surprised of one of the two plenums is not a return on the lowboy. So, yes you could use your Rheem Downflow Furnace in the return side and with it being the typical short 34" h. high...
  23. Interesting application ; sounds like a Church...

    Interesting application ; sounds like a Church Revival Meeting is going to go on in the tent !

    Right off hand studying the parameters and your calculations, I don't think youd be that far off ...
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    If they have trouble reading a newspaper, then a...

    If they have trouble reading a newspaper, then a Wiring Diagram out in the Field is going to bury em ! lol....

    What ive seen over the past few decades, are, Guys not desiring to go into the...
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    THIS !

    THIS !
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    That's great Mark. Sometimes climbing up the...

    That's great Mark. Sometimes climbing up the corporate ladder doesn't come with the fulfillment we expected. Being self employed was such a blessing in my life and served to enrich my entire Life...
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    I don't see any way to PM on this Forum, so, ...

    I don't see any way to PM on this Forum, so, email me if you like : DavidNorman007@yahoo.com
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    The key to starting out in the self employed...

    The key to starting out in the self employed residential HVAC business is to keep your overhead and expenses rock bottom . This means working out of your house for a good many years (or...
  29. Why don't you keep your present job and do a/c...

    Why don't you keep your present job and do a/c sidejobs since you must be pretty qualified after 11 years of experience ? In fact, this is exactly what I did to build my cliental base up to make...
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    Why you didn't stick to a notable National Brand...

    Why you didn't stick to a notable National Brand Name I don't understand. How come you didn't think : Weil McLain for instance ? On such a large job, I would not have gone the route you did...
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    The strangest service call I ever had was in a 2...

    The strangest service call I ever had was in a 2 story Condo Building 8 years after the building was built, where the upstairs owners thermostat was controlling the downstairs guys a/c unit (and...
  32. Are you sure you didn't use the word 'chow' with...

    Are you sure you didn't use the word 'chow' with him ?!
  33. Ever had an Owner get physically violent with you on a Service Call ?

    The closest I came was a Condo Owner in a high rise watching me work
    on his 20 year old A/C unit on the balcony with me having to tell him the Contactor had
    failed 3 months after I did a PM...
  34. Fixing residential furnaces is easier than a/c ...

    Fixing residential furnaces is easier than a/c and a lot less grunt work.
  35. If you Yes, im about 95% residential and 5%...

    If you

    Yes, im about 95% residential and 5% light commercial. If you've made it thru the phoenix heat, you can make it anywhere. It was mostly extreme cold that I had to had endure when up...
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    Hey, congrads. on your first service call and...

    Hey, congrads. on your first service call and entry into the HVAC Trade. Youll find that if you do a good job and don't get into overcharging the Consumer , that it will come back to you in the...
  37. Another thing id like to just mention ; while...

    Another thing id like to just mention ; while being in the HVAC Trade can be a rewarding career , it isn't always glamorous . You often find yourself in difficult situations to work in and...
  38. I agree with this. Going into business for...

    I agree with this. Going into business for oneself requires a very tight reign on the spending. The key is to reduce your overhead and expenses as much as possible when starting out on yuour own. ...
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    I feel I need a gun to protect myself against...

    I feel I need a gun to protect myself against potential assault and robbery ., regardless of how low the chance is that id suffer such in everyday living. I want to be prepared. And I want to be...
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    Its a cascade 2-stage Condensor .....lol....

    Its a cascade 2-stage Condensor .....lol....
  41. COD means Cash on Delivery. In other words, ...

    COD means Cash on Delivery. In other words, do a job - get paid right away.

    An engineering degree is good to get regardless . If you go to work for a Company , it will get you further. ...
  42. If the OP is going to just be a one man Shop, ...

    If the OP is going to just be a one man Shop, there isn't much accounting necessary if he works COD . 98% of my business was COD and the other 2% I got in 30 days from Realtors, etc.... I did my...
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    I just got a Robinair 5 cfm 2 stage off of...

    I just got a Robinair 5 cfm 2 stage off of Amazon.com . Love it. Lightweight, powerful, not too quiet though , small physically. Before that I had a JB , 3 cfm 2 stage that lasted almost...
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    Poll: GPS Unit, hands down . Maps are archaic now .

    GPS Unit, hands down . Maps are archaic now .
  45. If you want to stay in the HVAC Field and get...

    If you want to stay in the HVAC Field and get into the design, engineering aspect of the Trade, then a BSME degree is essential . If you were just going to do service, repair, and installs ...
  46. Why cant Coil Manufacturers come up with a one piece Cooling Coil ?

    With out technology, it makes me wonder why a one piece Cooling coil cant be made minus soldering .

    Same for condenser coils.
  47. Total run was 18' on the exhaust and 18' on the...

    Total run was 18' on the exhaust and 18' on the intake . Both pitched well. Termination fittings outside are a good 12" apart and done correctly. Condensate draining well from the secondary heat...
  48. No...the cooling coil drain has a seperate...

    No...the cooling coil drain has a seperate condensate pipe running over to a floor drain.
  49. Thanks all. Will look into the suggestions.

    Thanks all. Will look into the suggestions.
  50. ALOT of gurgling in the water trap of a 95% Furnace

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_YOq9ePLE8&feature=email

    A friend of mine who lives in another State had her furnace installed by someone and she sent me this video. Quiet frankly, ive never...
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