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    I have a set up like that Jtrammel. Got the...

    I have a set up like that Jtrammel. Got the Pittsburgh on the back right side. The key for me is a loading ramp, pull it out and it works as a nice table. Also pull a utility 6 x 12 trailer on...
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    does mold grow in a mini split?

    Hello,

    I went on an estimate and the person requests changing all flex and ductwork from fear of mold. the system is 3 years old and no real signs of mold, duct had a couple access doors. I...
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    Sounds good. Thanks.

    Sounds good. Thanks.
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    Weight of Trane RTU?

    Hello,

    I have a unit that I have to take off of a roof. I know it's a Trane, guessing about 30 years old based on other equipment up on the roof. Can not read any model or serial numbers on it,...
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    Lennox AH size

    Got a lennox C830M-21/26-1p. Is this a 1.5 - 2 ton AH?

    Thanks!
  6. Thread: Mini splits

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    One thing that always got me was the adapter...

    One thing that always got me was the adapter fitting to acess the condenser. I do not know if they are all like this, but the Fujitsu system requires an adapter fitting. The threads on the unit are...
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    how do you know, is it the last two serial...

    how do you know, is it the last two serial numbers flipped? If so is the 36 = the week of manufacture
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    Just inherited the job a couple weeks ago. Put in...

    Just inherited the job a couple weeks ago. Put in 2" pleated filters. They are 25 ton RTU units, so 2" should have always been in there. Filters were pretty clean in them to, but that doesn't mean...
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    Duct Sox cleaning

    Hello,

    I was recently at a gym with these duct sox about 25 feet in the air, The concept seems great, but I found the unit was cycling on and off, during heating, due to limit tripping near heat...
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    Dating a trane by serial number?

    Hello,

    I have a trane furnace, TUD140R960AC, serial # F45583619. I think it is from around 1991, numbers off of a limit, but couldn't find anything online that made sense with these numbers.
    ...
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    Wolverines for me. Tried a few different ones,...

    Wolverines for me. Tried a few different ones, but they always treat my feet right
  12. Thread: drain freeze

    by Cbssteve
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    I put all my 90 percent drains to the wash box or...

    I put all my 90 percent drains to the wash box or stand pipe for the washing machine. I do not tie it in rigid, I float it over. I ask the plumber or contractor to put a wash box with a 2" hole in...
  13. I've used Fujitsu mini-splits. Have been told...

    I've used Fujitsu mini-splits. Have been told they are good to down to 13 below I think. I do not have many out there, but also have not had a call for no heat on them either. I do not like to depend...
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    I live in the same town and hope to retire right...

    I live in the same town and hope to retire right there in about 40 years, so I guess it is safe to say they are pretty well off. Like I said, 4 weeks a year. Thanks Dean, I'll make an email strictly...
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    Manage customers Temps?

    I am located in a shore town in NJ. I have a customer who leaves the house at 70 in the winter and 65 in the summer. They are at the house total of 4 weeks a year. I got a call from the contractor...
  16. Thread: Wet Switches

    by Cbssteve
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    We are HVAC technicians, sanity went out the door...

    We are HVAC technicians, sanity went out the door when we picked this trade ::DD:
  17. Thread: Wet Switches

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    Use a hair dryer, most homeowners have one they...

    Use a hair dryer, most homeowners have one they will lend you. Just be careful, I used the hottest setting and think I melted it. It would never stop glowing red. I also have a backup one on the...
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    Ask the insulator what the R value is of the foam.

    Ask the insulator what the R value is of the foam.
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    Reznor Tubular radiant?

    I am looking at a 100 X 100 truck shop, four bays, and thinking Reznor VPS radiant tubular gas would be a good option. I have 25 feet to the peak and do not want to push the air around the shop, it...
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    Metal in my opinion. If you look at a ductulator,...

    Metal in my opinion. If you look at a ductulator, a 6" metal will push more cfm then a 6" flex.
  21. Thread: Snips

    by Cbssteve
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    I like the Malco snips myself. Never seem to have...

    I like the Malco snips myself. Never seem to have a problem with them, but do get a fresh pair from time to time. Helpers do not seem to understand snips do not cut flex wire.
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    Concrete ceiling load calc

    Hi,

    I have a question with load calc. I am bidding a job that has a 14 foot ceiling, it is going to be a wine shop, exposed look. The roof was made to be an area that cars could park on about 100...
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    I guess what I like is the fact that they will...

    I guess what I like is the fact that they will stand behind it for ten years. I use the variable speed equipment on furnaces and air handlers about 95% of the time, can only think of a couple that...
  24. This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
  25. This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    Equipment Warranty

    Hi All,

    Curious what brand carries the best warranties. I use Goodman, in part because the warranty on the 14 seer 410a and above was lifetime on compressor, lifetime heat exchanger, and 10 years...
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    Try to tackle that with staged, variable speed...

    Try to tackle that with staged, variable speed equipment, only 2 stages however. In applications where upstairs needs minimal heat, the smallest furnace I get is 45,000 btu. In an application with 2...
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    I always offer or quote zoning. Some people like...

    I always offer or quote zoning. Some people like the idea, others tell me they prefer 2 units in case one breaks down. All of the houses I do zone seem to be just fine, in fact, people are often...
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    Makes a lot of sense, thanks.

    Makes a lot of sense, thanks.
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    Thanks. There can be 6 back there at a time, not...

    Thanks. There can be 6 back there at a time, not a large area, but if you get them feeling cold, that is all that counts. I am thinking you still can not stop it from leaving the store. High velocity...
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    Cooling open kitchen?

    Hey guys, curious if anyone has cooled open kitchens. THe place I grab coffee in the morning is a deli/butcher, but they have an 18 foot open kitchen. They have a few fryers, grill and stoves. The...
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    Hope that is not true. My rep has a book right at...

    Hope that is not true. My rep has a book right at the desk and checks it, has all sorts of matches from Fujitsu with what is acceptable. I am pretty sure there is a little bit of an allowance there,...
  33. Thread: EPA card copy

    by Cbssteve
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    Just ordered. Thanks man, have been going at this...

    Just ordered. Thanks man, have been going at this on and off for a while now. What a relief.
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    Thanks Craig.

    Thanks Craig.
  35. Thread: EPA card copy

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    socotech, Does it matter where I took it, or...

    socotech,

    Does it matter where I took it, or they can locate and find it. If so, do you have website or number. It would be great to get pro status here.
  36. Thread: EPA card copy

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    EPA card copy

    Hello,

    Looking to get a copy of my refrigerant license. I got it about 10 years ago, and have since lost it. I tried contacting the vocational school where I got it, they said call the proctor who...
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    Thanks guys. Was on site yesterday, so support...

    Thanks guys. Was on site yesterday, so support was closed. Supply house does not have a copy of EPA card, share an account with my old man, and his is on file. I passed the test at a vocational night...
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    I understand, but do not have pro status. I need...

    I understand, but do not have pro status. I need to get a copy of EPA reefer license, but very hard to find. Going to take the test again soon, but time is tough when you are in business. Thanks,...
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    Fujitsu Trouble shooting

    Hello,

    I put in a 2 ton tri-zone Fujitsu today. Only using two heads, a 9 K and and 18 K. Got a fault sequence that the unit was not a match. This is for the 9 K, the 18 K is not hooked up yet....
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    Turbo torch makes a nitrogen flow meter. It ties...

    Turbo torch makes a nitrogen flow meter. It ties on to the outlet side of the nitrogen regulator, then you can hook up to the flow meter from your charging hose. Send it threw and I leave out the...
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    I use a Honeywell with a portable comfort...

    I use a Honeywell with a portable comfort control. You can put the portable comfort control wherever you are, and you can defer back to the stat in a better location for you.
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    just AC

    just AC
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    Air conditioner footprint

    Hello,

    Looking to find the brand with the smallest footprint for 3 ton, 2 stage units. Anybody have any idea? I have quoted American Standard and Goodman, but I know the Goodman is smaller. Trying...
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    I modify ductwork on so many jobs it is crazy. I...

    I modify ductwork on so many jobs it is crazy. I do not understand how most guys can not read a ductulator. It is something that all bosses should sit down with the employees and teach them. If an...
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    Thanks guys, I am not looking for it to do...

    Thanks guys,

    I am not looking for it to do everything, just looking for something i can keep on a tablet instead of the 47 notebooks I seem to have. Would be nice to draw a couple picks and stick...
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    Design ductwork on site with iPad?

    Hello everyone,

    I was curious, does anyone have a program that an apple iPad or tablet, the little flat portable one, where you can do a duct layout? Just want something I can draw and save...
  47. Thread: Trusteam!!!

    by Cbssteve
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    Gravity, Does the Aprilaire 800 allow for...

    Gravity,

    Does the Aprilaire 800 allow for remote mounting and if yes what is the distance. I have another client looking for humidifier but can not make it happen with the 20' max allowed by the...
  48. Thread: Trusteam!!!

    by Cbssteve
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    With a call for humidification, the thermostat...

    With a call for humidification, the thermostat will put on the fan. Thermostat is a prestige by Honeywell. We made sure it would work and verified by double checking the installer set-up.
  49. Thread: Trusteam!!!

    by Cbssteve
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    that's what we are going to do tomorrow, put a 12...

    that's what we are going to do tomorrow, put a 12 on first floor and take it from there.
  50. Thread: Trusteam!!!

    by Cbssteve
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    Orignal installer told the guy he put in 3 9...

    Orignal installer told the guy he put in 3 9 gallon. Did not want to tell the guy to just throw in 12 gallon humidifiers and spend more money. Also was under the impression from a honeywell class I...
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