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  1. I wouldn't do it, JMHO, unless you have an iron...

    I wouldn't do it, JMHO, unless you have an iron clad contract AND you have control over the money. and even then I wouldn't do it. But if it's the only way to go, make sure your contract spells out...
  2. Thread: Lights???

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    ...the 919 snake light is great. After a few...

    ...the 919 snake light is great. After a few years of use the neck gets weak and the head will droop after setting it in place.


    I know the feeling :)....oh you meant a flashlight
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    Is this a new problem? She shouldn't be running...

    Is this a new problem?
    She shouldn't be running out of hot water from just a shower. Is she using a deep set back overnight? Are you sure the control on the boilermate is working correctly? Does...
  4. I would spend your money on building envelope...

    I would spend your money on building envelope upgrades. Start with an energy audit, blower door test, etc. Sometimes those double hung replacements arent that efficient, coupled with the fact that...
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    You should be very concerned about floor temps...

    You should be very concerned about floor temps with wood floors. Any surface temp above 85 degrees for the hardwood will cause problems.
    You said it was staple up. Did they use aluminum plates...
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    Welcome Lee...have fun, read posts, ask...

    Welcome Lee...have fun, read posts, ask questions, answer questions. I would recommend you put a little more info in your profile, especially where you're from.
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    You really should use copper, and you really...

    You really should use copper, and you really should get a pro. How are you going to commission this mini split? If you are as handy as you say, get a pro who will let you do the bulk of the...
  8. Thread: Snow?

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    I'm one more snowfall away from using my shovel...

    I'm one more snowfall away from using my shovel for evil :)
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    All the usual questions: If you have to...

    All the usual questions:
    If you have to absolutely do a series loop (cheapest), there's only so much length you should use per zone.
    Whats the heat loss/load? Determines how many btus you need for...
  10. Well....you know inspectors, their word is (their...

    Well....you know inspectors, their word is (their version) of law. At least he wanted to inspect the entire job. Duct work in our area is getting extra attention.
    I almost never let an inspector...
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    The black valve is a mixing valve for your...

    The black valve is a mixing valve for your domestic hot water. The pressure problem is unrelated to the water leak, if that's where it is leaking from.
    There's also some piping issues that may...
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    Can you post a picture of where you see the leak?...

    Can you post a picture of where you see the leak? Your pressure shouldn't fluctuate that much. I would suspect you have an expansion tank failure (Amtrol) or a water logged steel expansion tank....
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    In case anyone was curious: Split Phase--2-4...

    In case anyone was curious:
    Split Phase--2-4 ohms across the incoming power leads. If resistance is up around 7-10 ohms, probably a bad start switch. Pull up on shaft, if resistance drops, replace...
  14. If it were me, and you truly think this is your...

    If it were me, and you truly think this is your problem, I would do a few things things:
    1. Replace the supply line with a floating suction line, out of the top of the tank. Here's a link to what...
  15. Also, you may want to first consider an energy...

    Also, you may want to first consider an energy audit. You may find the best money would be spent tightening up the building envelope
  16. I believe you read that in the Manual S, but I...

    I believe you read that in the Manual S, but I really just cant believe its true (100%). That might be the only place in print that ever stated oversizing really doesn't matter.
    Earl, do you...
  17. A few things. Call Carlin tech support and ask...

    A few things. Call Carlin tech support and ask them. They do testing and can tell you what will and won't work. Also they will know a licensed pro in your area who's experienced with these...
  18. "what kind of hours I will "really" be working...

    "what kind of hours I will "really" be working when it comes to being a HVAC service owner?"....
    All of them.
    Your either working, or thinking about it....
    But you get to keep all the profit. Go...
  19. What's the temperature coming out of the indirect...

    What's the temperature coming out of the indirect for the domestic hot water, before and after the mixing valve, if any?
    What's the temperature of the incoming domestic water?
    Is it all fixtures or...
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    Once, over 20 years ago...regretted it, never...

    Once, over 20 years ago...regretted it, never again. Over the next few years, I put in a rear, engine, tranny, front end, plus all the usual wear and tear items. And it was inspected by myself and...
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    Nice post. Learned more from that video then I...

    Nice post. Learned more from that video then I ever knew about snips.
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    x2 on wahoo, plus to add, if you need annual...

    x2 on wahoo, plus to add, if you need annual termite inspections for your area, I would forego insulating the crawl space walls, and insulate the crawlspace ceiling. No inspector is going to pull...
  23. I read it twice. My head hurts

    I read it twice. My head hurts
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    I did like the Olympic hockey better when it was...

    I did like the Olympic hockey better when it was all amateurs. Seemed more like a rivalry. Now it just seems like an All Star game. And being from Philly, look who got smoked for the final...
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    10 cats!?

    10 cats!?
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