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  1. Thread: local licensing

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    Tippecanoe County has three (3) “governmental...

    Tippecanoe County has three (3) “governmental authorities” - Lafayette + West Lafayette + Tippecanoe County –

    No HVAC license (unfortunately) is required –

    Contractor Bonds are required for...
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    It’s not uncommon to put “landscape rocks” around...

    It’s not uncommon to put “landscape rocks” around a condenser pad –

    This keeps the weeds or other plants from growing up and around the condenser –

    Also - this keeps the homeowner from...
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    Here's a link http://www.aeroseal.com

    Here's a link http://www.aeroseal.com
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    Sound Blankets will not completely eliminate all...

    Sound Blankets will not completely eliminate all of the noise from your air conditioner. They are designed as a cost-effective solution as compared to moving or replacing your air conditioner. In...
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    A Pearl from Thompson – “Each call is an...

    A Pearl from Thompson – “Each call is an opportunity”
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    Try ARS 951-788-9440 714-630-1003

    Try ARS
    951-788-9440
    714-630-1003
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    P i g g y ’ s B B Q Here’s the info - 327...

    P i g g y ’ s B B Q


    Here’s the info -
    327 S. Main Street
    O'Fallon, MO 63366

    636-272-PIGGY (7444)

    http://www.piggysbarbq.com
  8. Thread: Final Decision

    by Mark T
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    Oh yes – opinions and rear-ends – We all have...

    Oh yes – opinions and rear-ends –

    We all have ‘em –

    Some are just larger than others -
  9. Thread: portable a/c

    by Mark T
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    Check with the manufacture or distributor of the...

    Check with the manufacture or distributor of the equipment that you’re trying to cool – in most cases they’ll have a suggestion or recommendation –

    Rack Cooling blows directly through the...
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    Lots of guys can say they’ve been married for 18...

    Lots of guys can say they’ve been married for 18 or 24 or 36 years –

    It takes a smart man to it with the same woman -
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    Company “now” provides Recovery Machine (and...

    Company “now” provides Recovery Machine (and tanks) + Ladders + Vac Pump + Nitrogen Tanks + Co2 Tanks + Acetylene and Oxygen Tanks

    Tech provides all Hand Tools + Meters + Gauges + Regulators +...
  12. Thread: portable a/c

    by Mark T
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    Take a look @ http://www.kooltronic.com/ac-rml.php

    Take a look @ http://www.kooltronic.com/ac-rml.php
  13. http://www.aeroseal.com/

    http://www.aeroseal.com/
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    We were recently on vacation – south of St. Louis...

    We were recently on vacation – south of St. Louis – we stopped to get gas – saw a place across the street - best barbecue we’ve ever eaten - “Piggy’s Bar Bq” in O'Fallon, MO –
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    Call received by Answering Service (live) is...

    Call received by Answering Service (live) is dispatched (Nextel) to “On-call Tech” –

    If no response from Tech within 15 mts – call is resent and also paged to Service Manager -

    Service Manager...
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    Perception is reality. An acquaintance of mine...

    Perception is reality.

    An acquaintance of mine is a great tech – however, he has tats all over both arms. In past years he wore his hair long + full beard + biker (wanna be) type look. On many...
  17. Thread: blower speed

    by Mark T
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    Lowering the blower speed will reduce the airflow...

    Lowering the blower speed will reduce the airflow across the coil which will make the coil colder which will remove more humidity.

    Downside is the possibility of poor air distribution in your...
  18. Thread: coil size

    by Mark T
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    A ½ ton larger coil may fit the supply side of...

    A ½ ton larger coil may fit the supply side of the furnace better + reduces air restriction + larger surface area + in some cases can reduce the height
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    Consists of corrugated insulation faced with...

    Consists of corrugated insulation faced with aluminum.

    Available in various widths, packed 25 to the box.

    • No shop fabrication, user friendly - no cut hands.
    • No 'oil canning' or duct...
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    Metal ductwork has no “friable” particulate...

    Metal ductwork has no “friable” particulate matter + is easier to clean (internally) + structurally sound + not subject to “seam” failure + the list goes on . . . .
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    Outside environment + kids + lifestyle + pets +...

    Outside environment + kids + lifestyle + pets + ductwork distribution system + blower setting – on or auto + activities in home + tightness (or lack) of home + doors / windows open all contribute to...
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    Back prior to the “Carter years” – here in the...

    Back prior to the “Carter years” – here in the Midwest - it was not uncommon to add a “fresh air” intake tied direct to the return air plenum.
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    Older Refrigerator – Getting Shocked

    I have an older refrigerator in the shop. It has a 2 wire 110 v plug.

    From the case to ground I measure 56 v. The voltage is constant even if the compressor isn’t running.

    I’ve turned the...
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    The Quatro (milt position) Furnace was indeed...

    The Quatro (milt position) Furnace was indeed originally made by Consolidated in Lafayette, Indiana.

    Parts are available generically. OEM type parts are available from the Texas Furnace Co.
  25. Low supplies & High returns – warm air rises –...

    Low supplies & High returns – warm air rises – suck the stratified heat off the ceiling -

    Is your home two story with Low Supplies (in the floor) down stairs & High Supplies (in the ceiling) up...
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    You didn’t mention the “return air” side of this...

    You didn’t mention the “return air” side of this issue.

    Is there a return air in this space?
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    Back in the “old residential days” – this was...

    Back in the “old residential days” – this was typical – part of the “spin-off” from a commercial installation.

    Modern installations eliminated them – just something else to tie-in to the system...
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    Honeywell VisionPro is the way to go. Even in...

    Honeywell VisionPro is the way to go.

    Even in a "bed-room" I’m surprised the "click" of a stat wakes you up – you must sleep on the “edge”.
  29. Thread: Payne???

    by Mark T
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    To add to “nola1209”’s comment – Payne was...

    To add to “nola1209”’s comment –

    Payne was made available on a cross platform basis with both Bryant and Carrier distributors. The thought being the Payne line could be the “dealers” second line...
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    Where do you live Josh?

    Where do you live Josh?
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    You have three zones – 1st + 2nd + 3rd – if the...

    You have three zones – 1st + 2nd + 3rd – if the Stat is on the 1st floor – it’ll always be warm on the 3rd.

    Do you have a return air duct in this new space?

    Consider a PTAC unit.
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    Seems I used to do a Manual J load (heating &...

    Seems I used to do a Manual J load (heating & cooling calculation) by hand using the “long form” prior to OEM calculators and now computers.

    Any HVAC “professional” worth his “salt” should be able...
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    Double check the “fan-speed” – typical factory...

    Double check the “fan-speed” – typical factory setting is 1200 Cfm – a lower setting will move less air over the coil – coil will be colder – more humidity removal –

    You mentioned you’re on a slab...
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    Use of an over-flow pan will reduce the ruined...

    Use of an over-flow pan will reduce the ruined ceiling / floor issues. Make sure the pan is equipped with a separate drain – terminate the drain where you can see if water is running out of it.
    ...
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    Venting of the furnace around the AC condenser...

    Venting of the furnace around the AC condenser isn’t recommended –

    A horizontal run of 25' is not unusual as long as you provide the proper amount of fall – follow the furnace manufacturer's...
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    PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride); ABS...

    PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride);

    ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene- Styrene).

    PVC pipe can be used in pressure applications.

    ABS is for DWV (Drain, waste & vent) use only. ABS is more flexible than PVC...
  37. Since you’re in an apartment – ask your...

    Since you’re in an apartment – ask your maintenance folks to check the breaker tightness (mounting and attachment depends on brand) to the buss-bar and also the tightness of the wire to the lug...
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    Interesting – 3 phase service in a residential...

    Interesting – 3 phase service in a residential home in Phoenix.

    It’s not unusual to pull off one leg for a single phase application – then you can use any AC.
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    Try...

    Try
    http://www.ventilationdirect.com/?gclid=CNTV0Ir_gpsCFRINDQod0yrKdA
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    Try http://residentialwindmill.com/ ...

    Try
    http://residentialwindmill.com/

    http://windguys.com/

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Residential-Windmills---The-Best-Energy-Making-Residential-Windmills&id=2200605
    ...
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    The “Energy Analysis” calculation should include...

    The “Energy Analysis” calculation should include the use of ”Auxiliary Strip” heating.
  42. Thread: Water temp

    by Mark T
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    Try - http://www.northwestgeothermal.com ...

    Try -

    http://www.northwestgeothermal.com

    Kenergy Corporation
    P.O. Box 1389
    Owensboro, KY 42302-1389
    Phone: 270-926-4141

    Corken Steel Products Company
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    Take a look at ...

    Take a look at
    http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=161726
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    Ask your TRANE dealer about a rebate from TRANE...

    Ask your TRANE dealer about a rebate from TRANE on a "matched system".
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    The concern with a “De-con” type product is when...

    The concern with a “De-con” type product is when the family or neighbors pet eats the dead mouse or in your case mice – not good on cats and small dogs.
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    Vietnam – what years? 173rd – Bong Son area...

    Vietnam – what years?

    173rd – Bong Son area 70 -71
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    Mathematically the 14 SEER units are more...

    Mathematically the 14 SEER units are more economical to run than the original assumed (there’s that word again) 10 SEER equipment.

    Recommend running both units is the cooling mode with the fan ON....
  48. Have “professional” company do a complete...

    Have “professional” company do a complete analysis of your home. This includes running a ”load” on the structure as well as analyzing the ductwork and supply / return distribution system.

    Address...
  49. Thread: Gas

    by Mark T
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    $2.77 - $2.83 in Mid-north Indiana $2.42 -...

    $2.77 - $2.83 in Mid-north Indiana

    $2.42 - $2.99 High to Low in Indiana

    Try www.gasbuddy.com
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    Does the 2.5 ton unit cool your home? If the...

    Does the 2.5 ton unit cool your home?

    If the original 2.5 ton worked for 10 years – why are you changing systems?

    Did both companies run the load on your home?

    Don’t do a “high-side...
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