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    Not if it's in the contract!

    Not if it's in the contract!
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    In fact, this says a lot about how our equipment...

    In fact, this says a lot about how our equipment and our industry is viewed by other contractors and our customers... Out of sight and out of mind is the phrase I think of most often. I'm sure every...
  3. Most of the two stage furnaces arn't 50/50......

    Most of the two stage furnaces arn't 50/50... I've got no problem with an 80/20 being two stage as long as my design specs are the same as the units'...
  4. I wonder if the Cali proposal to ban the bypass...

    I wonder if the Cali proposal to ban the bypass damper will bring on the use of true VAV in small capacity residential and light commercial systems? I've got a zoned system which has cost the...
  5. Good move Bubba - Covers all the bases :cheers:

    Good move Bubba - Covers all the bases :cheers:
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    Gravity, Try www.zonexsystems.com/lit.htm and...

    Gravity, Try www.zonexsystems.com/lit.htm and download the Gen II manuals. Factory tech support is 800-228-2966 and don't forget their on the Left Coast, so wait until about Noon or after.
  7. Take a tip from my customers; keep track of how...

    Take a tip from my customers; keep track of how much you spend on repairs vs the replacement cost and always remember the best piece of equipment can't overcome a poor or marginal installation.
  8. Rob had better luck than I did... In 20 years of...

    Rob had better luck than I did... In 20 years of HVAC/R I've been laid off twice for a total of 8 days and both situations resulted in upgrades to my job situation! The short answer is yes, the...
  9. That's surprising Bry... I came out of...

    That's surprising Bry... I came out of Greenville, NC in the early 90's and was over $20 at the end of five years and over $24 at the highest working out of Elizabeth City, both with no commissions.
  10. In the end, doesn't the sales/vs/service question...

    In the end, doesn't the sales/vs/service question come down to ethics? My code of ethics says diagnose the problem as completely as possible, place the options and the risks in front of the customer...
  11. I got a chance to look at opening my own company...

    I got a chance to look at opening my own company after about 6 years in the business and with the urging of some very influential customers and (believe it or not) my boss at the time, took some time...
  12. Sounds like the 787 "A series" and the first...

    Sounds like the 787 "A series" and the first large scale LiPo batteries!
  13. Lowes, HD, Target (maintenance handles basic...

    Lowes, HD, Target (maintenance handles basic HVACR), Staples, Office Depot and Sears are National Accounts through one of the service clearinghouses, although sometimes the malls they are in will sub...
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    Most ECMs used in blower apps use pretty well...

    Most ECMs used in blower apps use pretty well sealed electronics and I wouldn't expect any problems unless the dust gets satuarated with water at which point your in trouble anyway. If you are really...
  15. 97 deg dry bulb and 69 deg wet bulb 1% design...

    97 deg dry bulb and 69 deg wet bulb 1% design temps for cooling... No wonder you don't need dehumidification!!! 23% RH explains why most of your systems don't run until it gets rediculously hot...
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    Funny you should mention that; I was in...

    Funny you should mention that; I was in electronic communications before i started (formally) in HVACR and it has helped with the electronic controls and DDC a lot!
  17. Well, new is in the eye of the beholder!

    Well, new is in the eye of the beholder!
  18. I'm curous; where did you find the $34/hr ...

    I'm curous; where did you find the $34/hr national average figure and what specialities does that number include? The last Federal numbers I remember was about $52K a year without OT for an HVAC/R...
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    Not that I've seen, but I usually use the on-site...

    Not that I've seen, but I usually use the on-site Tracer and bring in our senior controls techs with a Rover module when needed (I don't want to make the same mistakes I described!). If I get a...
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    It's a common water source HP loop with boilers...

    It's a common water source HP loop with boilers to add heat when solution temp goes too low and cooling towers or other heat rejection systems to get rid of heat when solution temp gets too high. The...
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    So you're the poor guy who gets to find all the...

    So you're the poor guy who gets to find all the work arounds and bypasses put into the system to make it run... I feel for you dwkerux!
    I'd still suggest the long view if you feel your bosses and...
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    Not tear out, just integrate. Rover can access...

    Not tear out, just integrate. Rover can access much deeper programming functions than a "user level" access program and is designed for experienced users, so there is much less warning that you are...
  23. Never seen it myself, but the day I stop learning...

    Never seen it myself, but the day I stop learning is the day I start pushing daisies. Wonder if it's a local code thing...

    How does a recirculating direct flame system sense buildup of...
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    I can imagine both the fear and the anger which...

    I can imagine both the fear and the anger which might come from suddenly having a "stranger" sitting in your personal space (where you were sitting side by side with your sweetie just seconds...
  25. Trane Negative Pressure Combustion Blower Failures

    Can anybody shed some light on the mode of failure I'm seeing in the larger Trane gas packs with the -0.2" WC combustion system? I've seen several relatively young units with an internally shunted...
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