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  1. Couldn't you just use a small piece of 7/8 stub...

    Couldn't you just use a small piece of 7/8 stub and slide the 3/4 into it? Two joints, but it would be quick and clean.
  2. In any case, it will still need to be inside a...

    In any case, it will still need to be inside a conduit.

    16 gauge? That would have to be ~10A breaker...:confused:

    Email the manufacturer and ask them for an errata sheet :callpro:
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    Old economics saying, "In the end, the buyer pays...

    Old economics saying, "In the end, the buyer pays all taxes."
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    First, check w/ your local licensing board on...

    First, check w/ your local licensing board on what you can and cannot do. Here in TX, we are very business friendly (strong lobby) and the apartments get a lot of flexibility as to what they can do...
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    Well, I have to say, the lotion trick appears to...

    Well, I have to say, the lotion trick appears to have worked really well. I just finished up w/ the Sunday installs and emergency calls and a quick cold shower worked like a champ. Course, now the...
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    I am counting the days :grin2: Even when that...

    I am counting the days :grin2: Even when that time comes, there is no reason to punish the next guy with the, "Insulation itch."

    I will have to ask about the, "non yellow" board. That is all...
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    The feedback about the couple of weeks is great...

    The feedback about the couple of weeks is great info. I myself was wondering if I should start slipping $20's under the napkins or something.
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    tips for deal with duct board

    Does anyone have any advice on handling duct board and not getting coated in fiberglass? I have started using surgical gloves and that has helped a lot, but I still get coated. At the end of the...
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    Yuch. Just like the hvac cooling loop, you will...

    Yuch. Just like the hvac cooling loop, you will need to isolate this one too. If you installed fill/isolation valves at both the in and out, it will be pretty simple to isolate the house from the...
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    Agree on the car. At the company I first...

    Agree on the car. At the company I first contacted with, the boss drove a Mercedes. Since he was the license holder, he would show up at the end of every install to do the inspection. All too many...
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    One I enjoy too much to correct. On any hot...

    One I enjoy too much to correct.

    On any hot day here in Texas, when we get into the car my kids request, "Cold air." After 30 seconds and the car is still hot, they tell me to go get my...
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    If you are going to do it, make sure you get the...

    If you are going to do it, make sure you get the correct type of foam. Cheap pipe/tube insulation will get brittle over time. There is a good amount of air flow inside there and you don't want...
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    Codes are ever changing. The only code that...

    Codes are ever changing. The only code that would matter is the code that was in effect when the unit was installed. Oh, and if the install is old, good luck getting that enforced too.
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    You are out of luck and are going to have to drop...

    You are out of luck and are going to have to drop some $. A lot of small things could be wrong from restricted CFM to a low charge. Since your house is livable at the moment, you have time on your...
  15. Would one of you three mind explaining the three...

    Would one of you three mind explaining the three acronyms that were just used? I have a feeling that they were all in jest (?).

    Being in the position where I am working my way up, I was hoping to...
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    Ditto on installing other's equipment. The...

    Ditto on installing other's equipment. The apartments that we use do this 100% of the time. When something has to be replaced, they will order what ever specs we give them (tons, volts, R*) and it...
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    I would like to hear other responses to the two...

    I would like to hear other responses to the two stage system in, "Hot" areas. After installing them, there is never the opportunity to go back and see how well they are performing.

    The only one I...
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    Rosebud tips are by far the way to go. Nice wide...

    Rosebud tips are by far the way to go. Nice wide flame that wraps the pipe.

    I have a handful of tips for my HF Oxy/Act kit, but honestly never change off the rosebud.

    Check that. There was...
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    You mentioned emptying it often. A lot of mid...

    You mentioned emptying it often. A lot of mid range portable units can be equipped with pump kits.
  20. Course there is seasonal pricing too. Not nearly...

    Course there is seasonal pricing too. Not nearly enough work here in the mind winter for all of us. In the past, I have actually signed up as a contractor for another company just to keep the hours...
  21. Everyone feel free to add to this list. But I...

    Everyone feel free to add to this list. But I give the following when I do an inspection:
    AC
    - Sub and Super cooling and WHAT is the manufacturers recommendation
    - High & Low PSI
    - indoor...
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    Good point. Please for the rest of us, put a...

    Good point. Please for the rest of us, put a sticker on the coil and condenser noting that you added this, "fix."

    Quick bit of sharpie on the inside of the condenser cover would be nice to the...
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    Code here despises using the water for something...

    Code here despises using the water for something constructive. If I still lived on the acreage, I would pipe it somewhere (dog bowl?).

    That said, mine drips to the West side of the house where...
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    With that many electrical issues, I would offer...

    With that many electrical issues, I would offer that you should also look at the electrical to the unit. Some simple things like verify the gauge of the wire and the ground wire.
    If your system...
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    There have been times that I have felt a shaped...

    There have been times that I have felt a shaped charge was the best answer to get access to an A coil. :gah:

    Cutting an access hole is sometimes the easiest answer (and normally results in mauled...
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