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    I know I need to pay for it, I'm not trying to...

    I know I need to pay for it, I'm not trying to get anything for free. It's actually 190 a week which is more then 600 a month. All I'm saying is that's 2/5ths of a 40 hour pay check for me. Is that...
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    Affordable Health Insurance

    Getting out of the reserves in about a year. Right now I'm paying around 200 for a family plan which has pretty good coverage. My wife is a stay at home mom and I've got a 1.5 year old with another...
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    Which ones are you guys using? Every company I've...

    Which ones are you guys using? Every company I've worked with had the supco one that just has two wires coming off it
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    Trane :)

    Trane :)
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    My service manager said those silfos rings don't...

    My service manager said those silfos rings don't work very good so we aren't supposed to use them. If he doesn't want me to I won't but what are your experiences with them? He said they tried them...
  6. Ok great explanation, so what are the effects of...

    Ok great explanation, so what are the effects of this distortion on the power distribution? It sounds like it effects everyone on the same grid as heavily as the individual home?
  7. Is there a good source to read more about...

    Is there a good source to read more about harmonics and why they are important to HVAC?
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    Tuning fork tip for reversing valves

    Does anyone use these? If this worked it would be awesome!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FI1JBV0?pc_redir=1408667557&robot_redir=1
  9. Finally got to work on one today. Don't know if...

    Finally got to work on one today. Don't know if all of them are like this but:

    There is a water loop out in the customer yard. Then that loop is connected to a coil inside that acts as the...
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    Thats kind of what I was thinking but I was more...

    Thats kind of what I was thinking but I was more worried about humidity. Would ~1200 cfms be enough for 400 square feet hypothetically?
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    We aren't all bad. I'm 23 and I don't mind...

    We aren't all bad. I'm 23 and I don't mind working hard at all. It's something you can take pride in. The first day I started working in hvac was running flex in an attic with blown in insulation...
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    Whole House Fan in VA?

    Got a GE 1/2 hp ECM2.3 blower motor, squirrel cage, and control board out of a unit that was going to be scrapped today. The first question is do you think this would make a good whole house fan on a...
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    Read through the "stitch in time" booklet that...

    Read through the "stitch in time" booklet that was posted on here. Great reading! Got a lot of recommendations for the SMG5 but in all the threads I read no one said anything about it being bad. All...
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    UEI vs Fluke MegaOhmMeter

    I know this has been touched on quite a few times on here but is a Fluke megaohmmeter really necessary for residential? What makes it better to have then a UEI or Extech? Its really a once in a while...
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    Your not being an ass, Im completely with you....

    Your not being an ass, Im completely with you. When ever Im not 100% sure on something I ask someone who is. The worst that can happen is I look a little stupid and learn the right way. Ive learned...
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    Great information, that was explained very well....

    Great information, that was explained very well. Dont want to give way too much info but my panel isnt being powered by the utility company because Im completely redoing the house. The plan was to...
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    Ok, so I've been meaning to make it possible to...

    Ok, so I've been meaning to make it possible to run my panel off of my generator. So the other day I saw a generator outlet with three prongs. I assumed (you know what they say about that) two legs...
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    Generator Outlet

    Would it hurt anything to use a 120v 30 amp generator outlet for 240v as long as I keep it at 30 amps?
  19. Maybe I'm just not understanding it right. So on...

    Maybe I'm just not understanding it right. So on a capacitor you have a mfd value and a +/- % variance. The mfd value is dictated by the motor but the +/-% changes with the capacitor. I've always...
  20. I've got a rough idea how a capacitor works but I...

    I've got a rough idea how a capacitor works but I am curious why the acceptable variance changes with the capacitor. Based on my understanding, since the capacitor's job is to help the motor, the...
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    Really love the Fluke 902!

    Really love the Fluke 902!
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    Properly installed Trane's are a good bet....

    Properly installed Trane's are a good bet. Another one of the biggest things is getting a 10 year parts warranty. Also I would really recommend against Goodman from what I've seen. Not sure if it has...
  23. Capacitor's Variance or Motor's Capacitor Variance?

    I've always thought a motor needed a capacitor to be at a certain mfd and when it gets outside a certain percentage of that it should be replaced because it's hard on the motor. Today I wondered if...
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    Gotcha, thanks for the explanation :)

    Gotcha, thanks for the explanation :)
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    24v Bulb to Test for Short

    Today found a fuse blown on a new install but could not determine the cause. Checked all connections, cycled through all the modes multiple times. So I did what I always do and hopped on here. I...
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