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    how can they be losing kegs of guinness? i...

    how can they be losing kegs of guinness? i thought it was acceptable practice to store and serve guinness at 60 degrees?
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    well, good work helping out the less fortunate. ...

    well,
    good work helping out the less fortunate.
    i've done enough of these that i now expect the type of thing you had going on. if you had sold the system for $3000 it would have slid in like...
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    i know goodman is quite worried about it. they...

    i know goodman is quite worried about it. they gone completely to aluminum evaporator coils because of it. i wonder if it affects the copper the same in the R22 equip, but it is more of a problem...
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    My first concern is that you may need 3 of these...

    My first concern is that you may need 3 of these geos to make this work.
    Would you spend $50,000 on enough geo and loops to heat the radiators versus $5000 on a new electric boiler?
    $45,000 payback...
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    I was fortunate enough to be part of Lennox's...

    I was fortunate enough to be part of Lennox's massive HX pressure testing for all Pulses produced from something like '82 to '89 or something like that. All summer long I pressure tested the Pulse's...
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    We have done very little horizontal boring. It...

    We have done very little horizontal boring. It really isn't much cheaper than vertical boring and we have a good relationship with our well driller so if I can't dig in a loop field on our own, we...
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    God bless the Pulse.

    A pulse is in a league of its own. It doesn't operate anything like all other high efficiency furnaces do. Nor does it have the standard components of the 90+ you are used to -
    A honest to...
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    Loop Field

    We started doing slinky loop fields 2 years ago versus pulling 800' rolls of pipe 400' out and back.
    we build the 800' slinkies in our shop and roll them up and bind them with 2' nylon ties. we...
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    in my opinion, the equipment is equal. both...

    in my opinion, the equipment is equal. both probably use the same model of copeland brand compressor.
    you will see it 1000 times on this website - go with the company that is best. the product is...
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    Evaps are sized based on their capacity in tons. ...

    Evaps are sized based on their capacity in tons. Every size (in tons) can come in multiple physical sizes. a 3 ton coil can have a base size of 16.5 x 19.5 or 19.5 x 19.5, but they both have the...
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    without thinking too much about it i would be...

    without thinking too much about it i would be worried about your heat exchanger. your water as it is going through the unit is not dropping in temp at all. do you have a bacterial problem, or a...
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    I'd be a little concerned about the loop field...

    I'd be a little concerned about the loop field being 3 feet wide. 6 foot deep is probably alright as long as it is wet. my "rule of thumb" is to have 12" between each pipe. in the case of a 5...
  13. free furnace giveaway

    http://www.kiwaradio.com/sp_kiwa_giveaway.html

    we bought out a business in a neighboring town and are having our open house on the 21st. with this we are giving away 2 furnace and a/c's.

    i'm...
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    5 Ton medium temp app

    I'm a residential light commercial contractor located in northwest iowa. Went to a chicken egg farm where they currently have a 2 ton, 2 ton, and a 2.5 ton residential A/C and air handlers. 2 took...
  15. Thread: METAPHORS

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    Hornier than a 3 balled tom-cat. Worthless as...

    Hornier than a 3 balled tom-cat.
    Worthless as tits on a chicken.
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    my only guess is that you are moving more gallons...

    my only guess is that you are moving more gallons per minute on your load side than on the source side. the faster you move the water, the less delta T you will have.
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    perhaps he shouldn't look at is as supplemental...

    perhaps he shouldn't look at is as supplemental heat as much as emergency heat. if something goes down on the refer side, it'll be nice to know that something else is there to kick in.
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    http://www.dsireusa.org/ this website will...

    http://www.dsireusa.org/

    this website will list anything available.
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    local master hvac installs doozy

    received a phone call from a homeowner telling me that he woke up to smoke through out his house. "not fuel oil smoke or wood smoke, but a plastic smoke!"
    a local master hvac genius sells and...
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    you will want freeze protection even if the...

    you will want freeze protection even if the chilled water coil is not in the attic. if you happen to have a leak and the flow of water stops going through the geo unit the water will freeze in the...
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    an option: a water to water geo unit. for...

    an option:
    a water to water geo unit. for heating the geo unit heats water in a buffer tank and that water is pumped through the floors for heating. for cooling the geo cools the water in a buffer...
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    usually we go underneath the "frost-free-footing"...

    usually we go underneath the "frost-free-footing" and come up alongside the footing into the house. nothing too spectacular but it works for us. if the mechanical room isn't on the outside of the...
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    the efficiency benefits are that your ground...

    the efficiency benefits are that your ground source heat pump has a chance to do some real work if you use 2 tanks. it can heat the water for 25% of the cost as your electric water heater can. ...
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    Most customers of mine are baffled when i explain...

    Most customers of mine are baffled when i explain how the GSHP works. Most assumed that the only electricity used to move heat into their homes was the fan motor and the pump bringing hot water out...
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    in my mind if you use 1 water heater you limit...

    in my mind if you use 1 water heater you limit the work your ground source can do. your water heater will keep a minimum temp of water on its own (say 130 degrees) - and your ground source will...
  26. you are correct that you need an ARI number in...

    you are correct that you need an ARI number in order to be "energy star certified" which is what is required to get the tax credit.

    ARI has their own website where they have everyone's equipment...
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    we use a grout and fill the bore holes. not sure...

    we use a grout and fill the bore holes. not sure what the wash stone is all about. the grout we use moves heat very well regardless of water present or not.
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    the installation manual will show you the...

    the installation manual will show you the installation of a single water heater with a desuperheater installation.

    how to tell if it is working? with the unit running, take the temp of the water...
  29. a) tranquility has a 2 stage compressor and...

    a) tranquility has a 2 stage compressor and variable speed blower which i always recommend. it matches the load better, better dehumidification and higher efficiencies (running in low)
    b) more...
  30. I'm thinking about coming to Nashville. My...

    I'm thinking about coming to Nashville. My biggest problem is that I'd like to bring my wife. But what do guys' wives do while their husbands are doing their thing at comfortech? do some of them...
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    econar 6 ton

    model GV-671-1-T000
    1998 serial number

    sold a new 4 ton climatemaster geo to replace this 6 ton system that was installed in a new house in 1998. 6 tons was too much and the amount of air...
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    Econar is built in minnesota. they hang their...

    Econar is built in minnesota.

    they hang their hat on their heating output and performance and less on their cooling EER's.

    we install econar water to water units and we have been very happy...
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    if i have room, i have done 700 foot rolls of...

    if i have room, i have done 700 foot rolls of pipe, going 350' out and 350' back spacing the lines 1' apart in the trench. so a 4 ton system, 8 lines, 7 foot wide trench, 350' out.

    slinky action...
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    we have plenty experience with the climatemaster...

    we have plenty experience with the climatemaster TT27 units. personally i do not recommend the open loop system as you will continually deal with mineral and acidity problems that you can avoid by...
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    1st, a price per ton doesn't work with a geo. ...

    1st, a price per ton doesn't work with a geo. but here's a little help. when talking to customers, i find that if i take the price of the geo job, subtract 30% for the federal tax credit, subtract...
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    In my humble opinion geo is a no-brainer. why? ...

    In my humble opinion geo is a no-brainer. why?

    1) 30% federal tax credit.
    2) electrical company rebates
    3) "hot water generator" heats your water for free during A/C
    4) inexpensive heating...
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    with the federal government tax credit of 30% of...

    with the federal government tax credit of 30% of the installed price, payback isn't a concern.

    i figure an average changeout to cost 16,000. take 30% as a tax credit and a couple thousand from...
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    i'm going to guess that the 1400 CFM is too much...

    i'm going to guess that the 1400 CFM is too much for the ductwork. he basically brought the pressure down so the duct didn't blow up like a balloon.

    oh - and if this is the case you either have...
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    if we do a non-pressurized system, we do a B & D...

    if we do a non-pressurized system, we do a B & D flow center system. you can find information about this at www.bdmfginc.com/

    if we do a pressurized system we do an insulated pump pack that...
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    3/4 piping is what is generally used for...

    3/4 piping is what is generally used for residential loop fields.

    here in NW iowa, we will go down from 150 to 200 ft depth. if we can go the 200 ft dept, we will do 4 wells for a 5 ton system...
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    i could be wrong with this type of pump pack (we...

    i could be wrong with this type of pump pack (we use a B&D stand pipe system with integrated grunfus pumps) but you should be able to take the 4 allen screws out of the pump motor and turn the motors...
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    it looks nice. the only things that i have my...

    it looks nice.

    the only things that i have my guys do different are insulating the desuperheater lines as they can get hot hot. homeowners in shorts like to bump against them as they admire your...
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    Switching to propress is expensive. $3000 for...

    Switching to propress is expensive. $3000 for the tool and then a ton of $15 fittings!?!? we shelled out $9,000 to get started on propress

    and not to mention all the sweat 1" to 1 1/2" fittings...
  44. Agree! pex is awesome for potable uses and...

    Agree! pex is awesome for potable uses and infloor heat. but this application? as you can see company F used non- oxygen barrier pex, not to mention way to small of pex.

    we use pex in every...
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    this econar install sure is better than the...

    this econar install sure is better than the econar mess i listed on the "shame" page.

    we switched to propress a few months ago for our water to water and boiler infloor jobs and we just love it. ...
  46. i am not sure why this company got the job. they...

    i am not sure why this company got the job. they aren't a "local" company, and neither am i, but we use the same wholesalers in the area which is how i got the work.

    when i have deals like this,...
  47. indeed, that is just plumbing pex. what i love...

    indeed, that is just plumbing pex.

    what i love is that the 3/4 pex tubing fittings have an ID of roughly 1/2" that go to the Air Handler

    the problem on this unit is that it locks out on High...
  48. as you can see, water to water piped to a 50gal...

    as you can see, water to water piped to a 50gal buffer tank. 4 ton water coil with blower next to it. this is a treat. pex everywhere and no insulation. i didn't think copper was that expensive -...
  49. New house, New Geo Install -or- Pexpexpexpexpex

    Econar 4 ton, water to water geo.

    My job is to come in and fix this. the list of items to change is too numerous to list here, and i hope to upload some more shamefull pictures later.
    ...
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    sorry about posting it twice. i just kinda...

    sorry about posting it twice.

    i just kinda needed to know ASAP, and i felt that the pro's or the refer guys would know and didn't know if they crossed over forums.

    i'll send in the $25 fine...
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