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  1. Thread: New refrigerant

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    Subject: News Release: EPA Proposes to Replace...

    Subject: News Release: EPA Proposes to Replace and Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases

    CONTACT:
    Enesta Jones
    Jones.enesta@epa.gov
    202-564-7873
    202-564-4355
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    July 10, 2014...
  2. Thread: Got Yorked

    by gevans
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    Is it possible this was a returned unit hacked by...

    Is it possible this was a returned unit hacked by the middleman? We had a Goodman dealer here who would fix his own returns and then resell. I wouldn't touch one with a long stick.
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    To me, the real argument would be: is it insane...

    To me, the real argument would be: is it insane and totally unsafe to install a condenser without a disconnect?
    Whether your local code requires it or not (if you have local code, it's almost...
  4. We frequently hang them. Not a problem.

    We frequently hang them. Not a problem.
  5. It's a air conditioner, not a refrigerator. Why...

    It's a air conditioner, not a refrigerator. Why would you need it below 67?
  6. Yep shipping crate, and too lazy

    Yep
    shipping crate, and too lazy
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    Yep. That's what I thought the hole was for......

    Yep.
    That's what I thought the hole was for... that sort of connection is actually superior to most others... if you add solder.
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    That trap has been reused. Either the roofer did...

    That trap has been reused. Either the roofer did it, or the unit has been replaced and the "installer" used the old trap.
    Look at the tar stripe on the bottom of the P... this trap was installed...
  9. Done that. Good use of time and resources......

    Done that. Good use of time and resources... smart!
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    Homeowner didn't have a clue? I just stripped...

    Homeowner didn't have a clue?
    I just stripped one of those last week... it was from the early 80's and still ran fine. Mechanical defrost, no service valves, and no safeties. I thought about...
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    Can't say I've ever seen that before... LB...

    Can't say I've ever seen that before... LB instead of disconnect. Clever, but stupid.
  12. Thread: Workboots

    by gevans
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    Red Wings

    I've been wearing work boots for 35 years. I've tried lots of brands. A few are good, but Red Wings are my first pick. Here's why:
    They always have shoes that fit me. 13 narrow, almost...
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    Lock, tag, TRY. We locked out the breaker on a...

    Lock, tag, TRY.
    We locked out the breaker on a 480 pump a few years back... 3:00 AM, night shift. When we got to the TRY part, the pump started. 3 of us looked at each other with big eyes while we...
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    the secondary drain does not protect you as well...

    the secondary drain does not protect you as well as a properly installed drain pan. The drain pan will catch a leak from ANYWHERE on the air handler, the secondary will only drain the internal pan...
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    Very nice... I use LG, but the wall mount looks...

    Very nice... I use LG, but the wall mount looks pretty much the same. I actually prefer the wall mounts... I think there's less chance of damage or theft when it's mounted over 6 feet up on the wall.
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    Turbo 2000 basically does the same thing......

    Turbo 2000 basically does the same thing... multiple caps in a single shell. However, professional mounting is a must. I too have joined capacitors in a pinch, but always mount them securely to the...
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    I've actually done that... on a new construction...

    I've actually done that... on a new construction house. Ran it like that for 1.5 days and kept us from melting down during the install.
  18. Thread: NEST T- STATS?

    by gevans
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    Honeywell has a patent on round thermostats? ...

    Honeywell has a patent on round thermostats? Seriously?
    Who holds the patent on rectangular ones? Maybe I should apply.
  19. Installed a customer's equipment once... it had a...

    Installed a customer's equipment once... it had a failed condenser motor right out of the box.
    He swore it was something i did.
    Never again.
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    I'll be happy to take it. Send me your info.

    I'll be happy to take it. Send me your info.
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    I like the way it's shoved up against the...

    I like the way it's shoved up against the concrete wall to save space... no heat xchanger loss there...
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    Yep. You can likely cut the lines inside and...

    Yep.

    You can likely cut the lines inside and push them through far enough to reconnect. Add a foot or so inside.
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    http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads13/electrocu...

    http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads13/electrocution_dead_guy1220023412.jpg
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    Here you now have to get a permit from the police...

    Here you now have to get a permit from the police to sell copper. If you only do it once or twice a year, you can get one over the phone. More than that, you have to come down and file some papers...
  25. Hey Heathman, she grew up on Calhoun Street, just...

    Hey Heathman, she grew up on Calhoun Street, just a few blocks from where I live... never met her.
    Marina Navratilova: my only celebrity service call. Fixed her dishwasher in Va Beach.
    Hope...
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    Nutting directly for V day. Sweetie and I also...

    Nutting directly for V day. Sweetie and I also agree the commercialism is too much. We are attending a banquet, low key, fish fry sorta thing. Later this month I'm taking her to a B&B with a spa. ...
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    I know my two grandsons are glad they were...

    I know my two grandsons are glad they were considered people at less than 6 months. They are almost 10 now.
    If you take away the consequences of the act, people run wild. We had less abortion and...
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    No cooling call on a backwoods bar and dance...

    No cooling call on a backwoods bar and dance club. Boss says this woman's stiffed us before, get the money upfront.
    I make her pay for the past and current service call. She says "can you fix it?"...
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    I would have crapped myself laughing and turned...

    I would have crapped myself laughing and turned down the job.
  30. Thread: Hawaiian hvac?

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    I have a friend who lives there... she owns a few...

    I have a friend who lives there... she owns a few rentals. She says it is murder to find a tradesman who will put in more than 4-5 hours in a day, and everything requires red tape... lots of...
  31. Thread: Kobalt Tools

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    I love Klein tools, I have plenty in my bag. But...

    I love Klein tools, I have plenty in my bag. But I also have some Kobalts. I agree with the guy above, they are far superior to Husky, but not quite up to Klein. However, the pricing is WAY below...
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    24" away should be no problem, even for a 2" line.

    24" away should be no problem, even for a 2" line.
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    You are planning to blow air out the window,...

    You are planning to blow air out the window, where is the make up air coming from? Why not just use a window unit if you are going to block up the window anyway?
  34. "And he chose not to" That says volumes about...

    "And he chose not to"
    That says volumes about our broken charity system. That's why so many today are making the choice to be "jobless" (no visible job) or "homeless" (no legal residence) rather...
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    Very nice vac hose/gage! I too am impressed with...

    Very nice vac hose/gage! I too am impressed with the engineering.
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    I did this to one last year: Got a butt load of...

    I did this to one last year:
    Got a butt load of foam roofing panels really cheap, from a commerical contractor who over ordered. 3" X 2 X 8 panels for 15 cent each.
    We had an old crap singlewide,...
  37. We used to mow a 10 acre field with a self...

    We used to mow a 10 acre field with a self propelled push. It was wide open and flat. We planted a telephone pole right in the middle and wrapped a long, measured rope around it. Tied it to the...
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    Back in the dark ages, when I was 18: had a guy...

    Back in the dark ages, when I was 18:
    had a guy pull a gun on me. I was such an arrogant SOB I cussed him and told him go &^% yourself.
    He shot me and took my wallet... with $7 inside.
    I was...
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    #1: You will never be able to stuff everything...

    #1: You will never be able to stuff everything you need to know between your two ears. In other words, don't be afraid to ask for help from outside resources. This site, technical publications,...
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    Geno's Philly cheese steak owner passes

    Robo,
    I still have the bumper sticker. I'm guessing it's a true collector's item now... thanks!...
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    106 and 107, day after day? I'd give it another...

    106 and 107, day after day?
    I'd give it another day before I decided anything was wrong. You have to pull out all the humidity and cool down the structure before it will run "normally".
    Let us...
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    30 gage is typically prefab and 24/26 is...

    30 gage is typically prefab and 24/26 is typically shop made for your specific job. I definitely prefer the heavier metal for its durability and rigidity. However, it is entirely possible to design...
  43. Only in America... Dogs can handle the heat just...

    Only in America...
    Dogs can handle the heat just fine. Give him some shade and water.
    No way would I want the house AC connected to a dog house in any way.
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    Most of em read from an RTD locaded on the face...

    Most of em read from an RTD locaded on the face of the evap coil. The LG units come with the RTD stashed in the control panel; you have to place it on the coil. If your Mr Slim is like that, it...
  45. Every tech on this board has made a bad diagnosis...

    Every tech on this board has made a bad diagnosis at some time or other. It's possible yours did.
    It's also possible he knew his stuff.
    It's pretty much standard around here to mark up anything...
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    Am I missing something here??? Why wouldn't you...

    Am I missing something here??? Why wouldn't you pump it down the primary drain? No need for a long hose, just one long enough to reach the vent on the primary.
    I use one of those little rotary...
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    LOL! I found one of these on a rooftop years...

    LOL!
    I found one of these on a rooftop years ago. At least it had return ductwork. The guy wanted me to fix a leak in the coil instead of replace it.
    I left without touching it.
  48. Option 2 or 3 will work just fine. But option 3...

    Option 2 or 3 will work just fine. But option 3 means only one joint, less likely to leak, and less heat on that service valve.
    For the guy who "must have" 7/8 line... ask him what he does when the...
  49. Organized religion will mess you up. Look at...

    Organized religion will mess you up. Look at what it did to Jesus. Others also did not fare well.
    Ask God (or the great spirit, or Allah, or the Force, or whatever you care to call it) to reveal...
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    I've dreamed of one of those. I'd add a roof...

    I've dreamed of one of those. I'd add a roof mounted a/c unit. I'd have to decide between gasoline or electric though.
    Maybe one of each.
    Too hot here in SC to work in one of those without it!
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