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  1. Agreed, but not possible with this home. ...

    Agreed, but not possible with this home.





    In this particular home the electrical service is only 100 amps, she does not have the money to change out her service to a 200 amp panel. So why...
  2. UL tested and approved foil tape or bands. Pipe...

    UL tested and approved foil tape or bands.
    Pipe must be supported ever 4 feet.
    Transitions can not be enclosed.
    The IBC has been updated, reducing the total equivalent feet allowed from 35ft to...
  3. Thanks ! I did some searching last night and...

    Thanks !
    I did some searching last night and found that the IBC has been amended to only allowing 25 equivalent feet with each elbow being equal to 5 ft. The transition as pointed out (horizontal...
  4. Those pictures looks like my daughters current...

    Those pictures looks like my daughters current installation ! Just terrible! (BTW, she just purchased the home and now Dad has a years worth of work to do for her. )

    First, the dryer is about 9...
  5. Update. I still would like to know about the...

    Update.
    I still would like to know about the difference between the dryer vent duct and transition and also where it can be vented. I've done some calculations and I'm about 55 equivalent feet of...
  6. Thanks very much for the speedy replies. ...

    Thanks very much for the speedy replies.


    540.6.3 Maximum TRANSITION DUCT is 8 ft.
    504.6.4.1 says the maximum length is 35 feet FROM the connection TO the TRANSITION DUCT.

    What...
  7. Dryer vent design for long runs and termination code (Residential single gas dryer)

    Helping my daughter out with her gas dryer vent issues. I'm in Industrial Refrigeration so this is new for me.

    Her dryer is in the basement and we have to go into the garage area, from there we...
  8. I have some very interesting links if people are...

    I have some very interesting links if people are interested.
    One link explains why the tubing is soldiered to the suction lines in an effort to stop 'choking' due to sonic explosions inside the cap...
  9. This is an interesting post, I've never...

    This is an interesting post, I've never considered the two different SH for different applications. Have you used this in your service or just posting your findings? Sure would like to see a copy of...
  10. Thats what I do as well, but some tell me thats...

    Thats what I do as well, but some tell me thats too tight because when the condenser coil gets dirty there may be liquid coming back to the compressor. My answer is keep it clean!
  11. See what I'm saying? This industry has no...

    See what I'm saying? This industry has no specifics when it comes to cap tubes, and they should! They have them for AC units but not refrigeration....
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    Are you saying there are disposals in the lower...

    Are you saying there are disposals in the lower drain sink? If so your State allows things that Ohio doesn't, and while in Binghamton back in the 70's the two parlors I worked at didn't have them...
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    THATS FUNNY !!!

    THATS FUNNY !!!
  14. I try to achieve 10 degrees SH at the evap coil...

    I try to achieve 10 degrees SH at the evap coil outlet when temp set point is reached, but some have told me that I'm taking a chance having the SH that tight.

    I have never heard of sub cooling...
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    Degauss8

    Yes, they evacuate the intestines, puncture the bladder etc, but they do not use standard garbage disposals were they are supposedly getting jammed by flesh and parts. Have you seen any standard...
  16. For discussion. NO label information, units out of gas

    Oh how nice when we know the factory charge.

    Sadly , there are manufactures for restaurant chains who build specialty units and even with model and serial numbers they can't tell you much about...
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    Degauss8

    First, you guys have got it easy today. Don't the new holding cells or drawer cabinets have the refrigerant lines welded to the interior walls and you don't have to go into them? Forty years ago the...
  18. Not sure what happened to my reply post??? ...

    Not sure what happened to my reply post???

    Oh well, I checked out the Spectra, they have a good web site with helpful information.

    Here is a link for the 360 degree horizontal/vertical...
  19. 1. I read that the green lines are much better...

    1. I read that the green lines are much better but also more expensive due to added parts required and their material quality. But if its like 20% more I'm for it.

    2. Looking for lines so I can...
  20. Laser for 'caulk' lines on cielings, recommendations?

    Looking for a laser to shoot lines from the ground up. Hoping to use these to set up plumbing lines instead of using caulk lines etc.

    Recommendations/experiences would be helpful.
    Looking for...
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    A video to promote zoning. LOL!

    I watched this video from ZoneFirst on youtube, and I could NOT believe what I was watching. The video proved to me that zoning is mostly used to band-aid poor or non-existant duct design. A properly...
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    Im more concerned with that drier exhaust under...

    Im more concerned with that drier exhaust under the combustion supply air!
  23. I've never used this product, I've never been...

    I've never used this product, I've never been brave enough to put in anything that isn't approved by ASHRAE or manufacturers.

    The main ingredient of this is Benzene, made from Toluene which is in...
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    these coolers have Controlled Environment systems...

    these coolers have Controlled Environment systems installed where they shut them up air tight and control the type of gasses within them, thus extending the life of the veggies or fruit. Once the...
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    Its two evaporators tied into one condensate...

    Its two evaporators tied into one condensate line.

    I also looked at the Asco and I also believe they need a pressure differential.

    I've found that most start in the high $400 range and go up...
  26. Ryan 1088 is right, the varnish is showing that...

    Ryan 1088 is right, the varnish is showing that the discharge temps have burnt the oil and probably has created some acid.
    Maybe the new drier will clean it up enough and in time.
  27. Thread: Sight glass

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    We have noticed that if a brazing flux is used...

    We have noticed that if a brazing flux is used that over a period of a year or so the indicator on a Sporlan will turn black and the glass inside becomes etched. Acidic refrigerant can also etch the...
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    Three way condensate design

    Customer with warehouses wishes to be able to change where the condensate goes by a flip of a switch.

    I've looked at 3 way valves but man, are they expensive, up to $800.

    Anyone do this...
  29. I looked at that video and couldn't make out what...

    I looked at that video and couldn't make out what it was, I thought it was the keyboard to a laptop, then I saw the ice bridge! LOL
  30. First, its hard for me to accept that store...

    First, its hard for me to accept that store bought drinking water is 'pure'. Distilled water doesn't meet those requirements. The gentleman in the video claimed it was just a bottle of water he had...
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    Yes I did receive it. I fooled around with it for...

    Yes I did receive it. I fooled around with it for a few minutes and will try to break into it the upcoming week.

    I mentioned that it starts at 55 instead of 65, but I noticed the lines could be...
  32. Water doesn't freeze even at -20C while in bottle and undisturbed

    http://youtu.be/O47-QOWRTrk?t=33s

    I've read the comments below the video and I can't say I agree with any of them.

    Great project for my grandchildren.
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    arc8 Again, thanks for the excel file. I...

    arc8

    Again, thanks for the excel file.
    I just played with it, this thing has an economic balance point too, very nice!

    I have noticed that the load starts at 55 instead of 65. We have...
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    1st. Thanks for sending me the Excel sheet, Arc, ...

    1st. Thanks for sending me the Excel sheet, Arc,

    Now to this current question.

    Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners capacity changes with environmental conditions outside AND inside. As the...
  35. How Copper Tubing and Fittings are made, with questions.

    I found this VERY interesting. I do hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting this link

    Its a Youtube video on 'How its Made' series, and its NIBCO copper fittings and tubing.
    I do have some...
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    Would you please send me one as well? Do I need...

    Would you please send me one as well? Do I need to post my email or send it too you?

    rich
  37. A few things I suggest for you 1. Not all the...

    A few things I suggest for you

    1. Not all the elderly need help, many do have siblings that CAN afford things. Use your talent for the TRUE needy and pass over those who have kids who make tons of...
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    I think i have a picture of the units label on my...

    I think i have a picture of the units label on my phone, I will check to see and report back.
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    Monarch, I think its a York re label.

    Monarch, I think its a York re label.
  40. Thread: CO Poisoning

    by Rich
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    Absolutely, I should have included this fact you...

    Absolutely, I should have included this fact you point out. They tried to fix the problems with the 1 foot off the ground design. I can't stand atmospheric systems, period. Being in Ohio I'm so...
  41. When I did come across the bad reversing valves...

    When I did come across the bad reversing valves they were on residential systems, I refused to replace them and sold new units. Roof tops are a different story and changing them are a PITA I'm sure....
  42. LOL!!!! ThIS POST IS FUNNIER THAN THE VIDEO !!!

    LOL!!!! ThIS POST IS FUNNIER THAN THE VIDEO !!!
  43. Yea, I saw that too LOL. Bet they didn't put a...

    Yea, I saw that too LOL. Bet they didn't put a suction drier in it either.
    Why all these defective reversing valves anyway, I've had like 3 in 20 years.
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    woa, that would be expensive, but at the end of...

    woa, that would be expensive, but at the end of the sensors life it would a great time to experiment to find the lowest flow rate for ones technique. Just wish they had a metal protective cover for...
  45. LOL !!! The first two minutes are too funny! The cough says it all.

    http://youtu.be/r6aIUA1fWfI
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    Went to Turbo Torch's site and they say you have...

    Went to Turbo Torch's site and they say you have to use a regulator before the flow meter and the max inlet pressure is 50 psi, is this true with all of the flow meters?

    Do all flow meters have...
  47. Thread: "Do It Right"

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    I've seen this a few times on the ground but...

    I've seen this a few times on the ground but NEVER on a rooftop!
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    LOL !!! What a mess....

    LOL !!! What a mess....
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    this is so nasty that I'm wondering if its a...

    this is so nasty that I'm wondering if its a moss, mold or some outer space slime. What exactly is this stuff, and is this a remote condenser?
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    In a year or two that coil will probably leak...

    In a year or two that coil will probably leak from Ice Damage
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