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    Just a little larger coil at each end and...

    Just a little larger coil at each end and TXV's... is all it would take.

    Hey, don't go givin' EPA any idears!.. such as mandating 'larger' coil by requiring all compressors to be changed out for 1...
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    Where are you clamping your ammeter? Most...

    Where are you clamping your ammeter?
    Most obvious answer is a 190 VA load on a single phase unless you are measuring directly on the motor feed leads.
    Or for some unfathomable reason, someone...
  3. Thread: work fatigue

    by junkhound
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    Cheesh, all you kids complaining about work,...

    Cheesh, all you kids complaining about work, heat, cold, etc. Why, in my day......<G>....

    Wait till you are north of 90! Neighbor is 93, reroofed his gazebo by himself, did not want any help. ...
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    'treasures" Go past a HF when taking...

    'treasures"

    Go past a HF when taking grand-kids from out house to theirs.

    ALWAYs find a big pile of different types of free stuff just laying near the checkout counter <G>

    Grandkids always...
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    txv always feeds the evaporator For a HP, the...

    txv always feeds the evaporator

    For a HP, the evaporator is outside unit.

    Your Florida AC dominated type description sounds like you always refer to the outside unit as condenser?

    Never...
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    Happened to see this 8 YO thread - a lot has...

    Happened to see this 8 YO thread - a lot has changed since then courtesy of EPA?

    Here, price of ace since 2006 went from $22 to $90 a bottle refill - guess who has not gotten a bottle of ace...
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    the smell is not there. yep, even if someone...

    the smell is not there.

    yep, even if someone puts in BBQ gas with the smell, the a dryer part of filter/drier does a near perfect job of removing the mercaptan since its molecular structure is...
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    Dumb obvious question?

    Recently bought a mig welder, using flux core wire, would like capability to use Ar also.

    Local welding supply says I can swap my N2 bottle for same size Ar bottle. I use < 80 cu ft N2 per year...
  9. On a capacitor start motor the main purpose of...

    On a capacitor start motor the main purpose of the run cap is to limit the amount of current the start winding draws.

    Are there techs who actually believe that? May be good to hose a HO with BS,...
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    Since NC is not in an earthquake zone, maybe,...

    Since NC is not in an earthquake zone, maybe, with caveats as already mentioned.

    Out here on west coast and earthquake country, the only valid use for sharkbite or similar is temporary fix (very...
  11. Built a couple of houses while employed full...

    Built a couple of houses while employed full time, and installed HVAC in a few other houses while full-time employed.

    ONLY worked as I was not on any specific completion schedule (own $$ and land...
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    Up here in the 2 week summer climate, only ran...

    Up here in the 2 week summer climate, only ran the rheem about 10 hours in 10 years in AC mode, so only went for HP operation.

    UR right about practical limit and decreasing gains, never can get...
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    Max COP from HP

    Home HPO, replaced failed 4T scroll in 4T Rheem package unit with 2T scroll.
    TXV, R22, air-air, set fan at 1150 CFM (lowest speed) with existing ducting.
    Evap fan still at full speed.
    House...
  14. I tore down a Copeland scroll compressor that had...

    I tore down a Copeland scroll compressor that had the same symptoms. Think I posted some pic in a different thread earlier this year.

    Anyway, there were 3 screws that held the lower bearing into...
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    I run pressure at max tire rating on all my...

    I run pressure at max tire rating on all my vehicles, but then watch the tread wear and reduce if the tread wears faster on the crown.
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    engineers... now boys, i R 1.. and so, when...

    engineers...

    now boys, i R 1.. and so, when my 4T HP comp failed, replaced it with 2T comp and overcharged system, heh, heh.

    however, the one that does always gets me is folks turning the...
  17. Thread: DW plumbing

    by junkhound
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    I have a '92 Voyager, Plymouth that is, still has...

    I have a '92 Voyager, Plymouth that is, still has it's R12 charge too.

    It will blow cold air on a cold day as the AC comes on when in front windshield defrost mode to 'dry the air'.
    It should...
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    $100 mo basis stated in previous paragraph. ...

    $100 mo basis stated in previous paragraph.

    $100*.942 = $94.20; 100 - 94.20 = $5.80
  19. Thread: newton, 410a

    by junkhound
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    'outdoor unit going out on high pressure the...

    'outdoor unit going out on high pressure the first few attempts on starting'

    Happened to me once like that, thought it was oil or something also; but, simple fix.

    I'd forgotten to open the...
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    pressure test the system and let it sit for a...

    pressure test the system and let it sit for a good amount of time

    Did not see it mentioned so maybe good to mention that if you let a pressurized system sit for a few hours be sure to not assume a...
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    A little punctuation and insertion of the correct...

    A little punctuation and insertion of the correct proper nouns could be helpful, eh?
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    Pop had a gravity powered ultra quiet...

    Pop had a gravity powered ultra quiet dehumidifier back in the 1950's, think the brand was Lido, or whatever mom had that had a run.

    Fill with CaCl2 and hang over the basement drain. Zero noise...
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    Example, ratio the number for whatever your power...

    Example, ratio the number for whatever your power rate and unit dealer cost/w markup are:

    This is very simplistic, but most consumers hould be able to follow it for an upgrade, assuming your...
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    ..... Advancement ..... small town (14,000) ...

    ..... Advancement ..... small town (14,000)

    Somewhat of an oxymoron, is it not? Is the town even big enough to support 2 hvac firms? Could you start out on your own - ask the poco if they put...
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    There is the problem, you are getting such a...

    There is the problem, you are getting such a heavy oxide coat on the copper even the phosphorous in the silphos wont dissolve it.

    You want just enough N2 flow to displace air, blow some N2 thru...
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