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    for two summers all I did was replace bearings....

    for two summers all I did was replace bearings. only the Century motors with undersized bearings came back until 1st year warranty expired. and I did it in less time than our parts chaser takes to...
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    Boss called one day. Said I needed to help one...

    Boss called one day. Said I needed to help one of our techs. Get there and main tech is afraid of rats, and ride along helper on first month are standing around by the fan coil. I gabbed a trash...
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    The AC/Appliance guy across the street said you...

    The AC/Appliance guy across the street said you got to see this! Condensing unit shot with a shot gun. Boy friend was mad, wants to know if he could fix it.
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    In my younger do everything days, Dairy Queen...

    In my younger do everything days, Dairy Queen called. The tomato slicer is throwing the slices on the ceiling. 3 phase motor, moved to a different electric outlet.
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    A scarey night, smelled odors, a 60% up flow...

    A scarey night, smelled odors, a 60% up flow furnace with the blower and burner doors swapped.
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    Amen, those that can fix do, dose that can't,...

    Amen, those that can fix do, dose that can't, sell.
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    Knowledge is great, but desire, drive and effort...

    Knowledge is great, but desire, drive and effort to be better makes a world of difference.
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    The line set insulation thickness is dependant on...

    The line set insulation thickness is dependant on (ignoring local codes) temperature and humidity and risk of water damage.
    In Houston TX, high humidity and hot weather need the extra...
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    I would prefer either a metal line set cover or...

    I would prefer either a metal line set cover or one of the snap-on plastic covers. A conduit large enough for the refrigeration lines could be rather expensive. Our local code is moving towards...
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    The ductwork is key to receive the full value of...

    The ductwork is key to receive the full value of any system. The Infinity can compensate to a limited extend, but it uses more energy which defeats the purpose of improved SEER. One of our...
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    Something customers think saves them money.

    Something customers think saves them money.
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    Everyone will have their own favorites. If I...

    Everyone will have their own favorites. If I could get my favorite features from each brand and a power bar that would clear shrubs and H/O that store everything in front of the equipment ... life...
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    I agree the aluminum evaporator coil lasts a long...

    I agree the aluminum evaporator coil lasts a long time, some carrier slab coils are doing well after 40 years (the steel cabinet is rusting out). My problem with the 'A' coil is its air flow...
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    Summit, I agree about the R22 equipment, but...

    Summit, I agree about the R22 equipment, but their R410a and alumninm evaporator coils need improvement. And if you a a cottonwood tree near the spine fin coil, you will want a filter for the...
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    I like the ruggedness of American Standard /...

    I like the ruggedness of American Standard / Trane R22 units. BUT R22 is already becoming more expensive than 410a. I know they have had some troubles with the 410a units. You may regret going for...
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    The Carrier Air Purifier is the only one I know...

    The Carrier Air Purifier is the only one I know about that has been shown to kill viruses.

    When it comes to cleaning, I always prefer to throw away the filter without re-releasing the mess it...
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    Here in Texas, TXU (Texas Utilities - electric)...

    Here in Texas, TXU (Texas Utilities - electric) says changing the t-stat one degree will save 5-6% (season averaged). Changing the t-stat setting for part of the day would save some, but the average...
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    Water should not drip into the duct. ...

    Water should not drip into the duct. Condensation should only go into the primary drain pan and then into the waste drain.
  19. Thread: heard of TPI

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    my TPI digital manometer 620 is okay. does drift...

    my TPI digital manometer 620 is okay. does drift a bit after [ZERO] and need to hold [ON] button for back light. Was only manometer at supply house. Testo sounds better.
  20. Thread: nut drivers

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    resid 1/4 & 5/16 mainly equipment, 7/16 for attic...

    resid 1/4 & 5/16 mainly equipment, 7/16 for attic stairway nuts that H/O does not know are falling off.
  21. Thread: Extendo-ladders

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    my 18 ft type 1A 300# version of gorilla works...

    my 18 ft type 1A 300# version of gorilla works well but is awkward to go full extension.
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    I agree, with the price of gas for an install...

    I agree, with the price of gas for an install crew to replace an emergency drain pan or fix a duct falling off ...Plus the labor cost of two guys to spend more time driving than repairing can hit the...
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    I run solo, so my bar clamp that is reversable to...

    I run solo, so my bar clamp that is reversable to double as a spreader to hold the awkward boxes up/down/on/off.
    Question why are some installers using the blower door to hang a furnace? (slap...
  24. Thread: Infra Red

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    I find the IRs are great, zap the eletrical...

    I find the IRs are great, zap the eletrical terminals to find the first signs of loose connections that may fail, relative temp rise/fall at registers, wave a piece of thin paper in the room and zap...
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    I got it figured! Their feet been cold!

    I got it figured! Their feet been cold!
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