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    Around here the septic service vehicles have some...

    Around here the septic service vehicles have some pretty funny slogans. There is one named Honey Bee, and its says on the side of their truck.."If the bee don't get no honey, you don't spend no...
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    Is the hardwood pre-finished? Thats where the...

    Is the hardwood pre-finished? Thats where the flooring guys become worth the price. The sanding/finishing process is not something you want to attempt yourself. If its the pre-finished type then...
  3. Heh, Im glad ya didn't take offense, its just my...

    Heh, Im glad ya didn't take offense, its just my night off and I've had a few (too many?) beers and I'm feeling a bit saucy. Anyways, yes you are correct. If your system is oversized then it will...
  4. Manual J recommends an inside design temp of 75...

    Manual J recommends an inside design temp of 75 degrees with 50% RH. Without you specifically requesting otherwise then this should be what your system is designed around.

    The discrepancy in...
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    That would be a contest of two giant, low skilled...

    That would be a contest of two giant, low skilled lummoxes seeing who gets winded first. UFC has done a great job of breaking me of the opinion that heavyweights have the best fights. The...
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    I have broken my femur, which at the time I was...

    I have broken my femur, which at the time I was told is the single largest bone in the body. I have also broken my elbow right in the "funny bone" area. Both of these injuries, while arguably more...
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    I hope you are kidding about this. I once had a...

    I hope you are kidding about this. I once had a lazy installer working for me that decided to use a random office dumpster instead of taking the load to the dump as instructed. Somebody in the...
  8. As tonydykes55 has stated, he is fresh out of...

    As tonydykes55 has stated, he is fresh out of tech school. A young pro is still a pro, and the only stupid questions are the ones you are afraid to ask.

    Speaking of young, low experienced techs,...
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    Panaman, I dont see you in the same boat as...

    Panaman, I dont see you in the same boat as volpone1a at all. He has came to this board with a good attitude, asking well thought out questions. You have came here with a poor attitude towards hvac...
  10. Thats interesting, I have been using them for...

    Thats interesting, I have been using them for years now without any failures. Based off my own personal experience I have to say my recommendation still stands. I would be interested in seeing any...
  11. Well this thread has moved on a bit from the OP's...

    Well this thread has moved on a bit from the OP's topic, but I wanted to drop in and say that you should carry a few of these on your van:

    http://www.americanradionic.com/content/view/30/60/
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    On that note, how long does it usually take to be...

    On that note, how long does it usually take to be accepted? I applied yesterday and haven't heard anything back yet.
  13. So you directly hired the general contractor that...

    So you directly hired the general contractor that constructed your house? And you're wondering who is ultimately to blame for a poor end product? Was this contractor the lowest of three estimates...
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    Thats correct, CFM will be determined by...

    Thats correct, CFM will be determined by measuring the ESP first, then using that value to set the fan speed based on your systems blower performance table. Your actual CFM should be close to 1400,...
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    Without knowing your ESP, there is no way to tell...

    Without knowing your ESP, there is no way to tell you what your true CFM is. Just because your fan is rated at 2068 CFM when set to high, does not mean thats the amount of air your fan is actually...
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    We can't discuss price specifics on this board,...

    We can't discuss price specifics on this board, but I can tell you that the difference between an xr13 r-22 system and an xr13 410a system is negligible. Have you asked your installer about the...
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    I was going to ask the same thing. If you are...

    I was going to ask the same thing. If you are doing a whole system replacement, now is really the time to get away from r-22. You should familiarize yourself with the r-22 phase out that is...
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    Yeah I remember seeing those on old light...

    Yeah I remember seeing those on old light commercial units back in the day. As I recall they would get thrown off by dirty condensor coils, and we had a hard time finding replacement parts, so we...
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    You will be fine. Just make sure the lineset is...

    You will be fine. Just make sure the lineset is properly insulated, mainly so the suction line doesn't sweat, not because of temp transfer losses.
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    I can't think of any heatpumps with just a...

    I can't think of any heatpumps with just a straight up time initiated defrost. Even the early models worked off a time/temp model where at certain timed intervals the system would check to see if a...
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    Famous last words....

    Famous last words....
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    If the smell is coming from one specific duct,...

    If the smell is coming from one specific duct, than it may be something simple like a dead critter. The smell of dead animals is pretty unmistakable though so it probably isn't the source of your...
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    Manual J shows Decatur Alabamas' summer design...

    Manual J shows Decatur Alabamas' summer design temp at 93f, with the recommended indoor design temp at 75f with 50 to 55% humidity. In other words, when its over 100 out, and you want it down to 72,...
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    You should definately be up front with your...

    You should definately be up front with your current employer, and make sure they have no problems with your moonlighting. If you are competing for their business in any manner, then it could get you...
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    Both contractors should be able to furnish you...

    Both contractors should be able to furnish you with a manual J load calculation that will show you the specific heat load for your house. Then you will know exactly what capacity is required. ...
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