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    You know, I have seen some techs use propane or...

    You know, I have seen some techs use propane or mapp to burn that stuff off with quick sweeps. I don't think I'd personally do it. I've rigged a fitting for a kitchen faucet, and used an air...
  2. Thread: HVAC Size

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    There is a rule of thumb method, and it works. ...

    There is a rule of thumb method, and it works. SOMETIMES! It is not advisable to simply use a general rule as you don't account for heat load. It can be a costly mistake. If you want to know the...
  3. I use jb weld for everything. Zip in's are a...

    I use jb weld for everything. Zip in's are a thing of the past, and it makes it impossible for the next guy to service the coil, or get the door off to check the blower!

    DIY! DIY! DIY!
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    A hammer will fix anything if you hit it hard...

    A hammer will fix anything if you hit it hard enough. Could be anything as there are no "easy fixes," in our line of work. If your service company was out there and fixed the problem you shouldn't...
  5. "spin in" my opinion. DIY?

    "spin in" my opinion. DIY?
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    Do you have condensation coming from the large...

    Do you have condensation coming from the large copper pipe near your furnace? Has your filter been changed recently (last 1-3 months)? How close does your hand have to be from your vent to feel air...
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    Just finished an all day install at an apartment...

    Just finished an all day install at an apartment complex a few years ago. Was loading up the truck and noticed some lady fall down a flight of stairs. Ran over and found her with a slit throat. I...
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    How do you spot a blind man in a nudist colony? ...

    How do you spot a blind man in a nudist colony? It ain't hard.
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    white dust

    Gotta call last winter about some white powder coming from the customer's ventilation. Collected some and took it to the chem lab. Tested positive for calcium carbonate which comes from our water. ...
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    Perfect! Thank you everybody. It's pretty damn...

    Perfect! Thank you everybody. It's pretty damn humid here in the summer months so it seems that it wouldn't work too well here. He swore by it, but he knew little outside of tinning.
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    swamp coolers`

    Howdy yall, what is a swamp cooler? I used to have a buddy that said he would put one in his backyard for barbecues and such but I'm not sure how it would be beneficial. I'm from Kansas so we don't...
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    At 3600 degrees F everything on the copper is...

    At 3600 degrees F everything on the copper is vaporized. If you add oxygen it raises the temperature by another 30%. He states it's pretty much impossible for anything to survive that would...
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    That's a tough one. If you've learned all you...

    That's a tough one. If you've learned all you can at company A then maybe it's time to branch out. The most valuable thing is knowledge and you don't usually go wrong by learning additional skills.
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    We just had a training class put on by one of...

    We just had a training class put on by one of the big welding supply companys. They said there is a shortened supply of the powder inside the tanks (I think is calcium phosphate maybe?) used to...
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    How the f?

    How did you find that?
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    Try talking to a Sears Tech. I used to know one...

    Try talking to a Sears Tech. I used to know one that knew everything. I don't know if it will help, but it's worth a shot. Anybody on here work for Sears?
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    In my opinion, with the way the economy is, go...

    In my opinion, with the way the economy is, go with the company that's going to be around longer. Shops go under all the time so choose wisely. Another factor to consider is which company is more...
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    HVAC-talk convention KS 2011!!!! We're getting...

    HVAC-talk convention KS 2011!!!! We're getting google, so why not come here?
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    So basically, if you witness something you become...

    So basically, if you witness something you become an expert on it. I've watched lots of movies. Does that mean I can be a director?
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    A logical person would see that in order to work...

    A logical person would see that in order to work on a component of a system, the entire entity should be understood. Take for example a veterinarian. You couldn't just bathe a dog, and not know how...
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    Nadca

    Nadca was a good idea for someone to make money. Yes they have their guidelines, which are good for someone who doesn't know about hvac. But have you seen their membership fees? They are...
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    They look like one cuff from a set of handcuffs,...

    They look like one cuff from a set of handcuffs, except they are made of orange plastic. Very handy, and a great idea
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    That's a great idea, I'm going with that! You're...

    That's a great idea, I'm going with that! You're a genious. (genius)
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    Okay, so personal preference: how does everybody...

    Okay, so personal preference: how does everybody store their meter and leads? Do you wrap them, keep them in a case. Any good tricks? Over the years I've tried lots of em, and they never seem to...
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    spinning, residential, one man

    spinning, residential, one man
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    Around here, Goodman is the only supply house...

    Around here, Goodman is the only supply house that still follows the trade rule of not selling to the public. Every other warehouse and hvac store except Goodman will sell to anybody. ANYBODY! ...
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    duct brushes

    Anybody know a place I can purchase a duct brush set? I can't seem to find anybody with anything. I was thinking about chimney brushes...
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    and throw you off a ladder!

    and throw you off a ladder!
  29. Thread: Rotobrush

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    http://www.achrnews.com/CDA/Archives/50cfa3dc8085a...

    http://www.achrnews.com/CDA/Archives/50cfa3dc8085a010VgnVCM100000f932a8c0____
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    yessir

    I couldn't agree more. Fine tune installation will give any type of equipment a longer life span. And it makes us all look good. Just like if a mechanic screws over a customer, that person will...
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    We are a goodman distributor and even if the...

    We are a goodman distributor and even if the homeowner doesn't register their equipment within the 60 days, it's still covered for 10 years from the manufacture date. We have noticed actually on the...
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    duh!

    And that's why you call the professional. Or read a book. Or go to the internet. Or get a c02 monitor.
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    That's the thing, the nearest distributor is 8...

    That's the thing, the nearest distributor is 8 hours away. The next time I see one of these I"m telling the customer to call someone else.
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    I guess this guy learns the hard way.

    I guess this guy learns the hard way.
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    I feel sorry for my customer, his condenser is...

    I feel sorry for my customer, his condenser is less than 5 years old. Junk, straight junk.
  36. The absolute worst I ever saw was a father...

    The absolute worst I ever saw was a father walking in on the body of his son after he'd committed suicide. I didn't have nightmares about the body, but of the father finding his son. Apartment...
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    I know this sucks! Literally, the condenser...

    I know this sucks! Literally, the condenser cover says made in Qingdao.
  38. Now I had my fair share of crap. For example, I...

    Now I had my fair share of crap. For example, I had just finished installing an A?C when I found a lady who had her throat cut, while tending to her I also got a call that a main line had backed up...
  39. no offense, I'm speaking from a local perspective

    no offense, I'm speaking from a local perspective
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    Since the seer switch, I've been led to believe...

    Since the seer switch, I've been led to believe that under no circumstances will a higher seer rated condenser work with a lower seer coil. Is this still correct or in reality is there a way to...
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    Maybe it's just me and I'm not reading this right...

    Maybe it's just me and I'm not reading this right but you have a commercial 2 story building with little to no insulation, brick construction, old leaky windows. I don't think a 2 ton would be...
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    Outsourced Copeland scrolls?

    I heard a rumor that Copeland outsourced the manufacture of their scrolls to some place in Mexico. Has anyone heard this too?
  43. Those Goodman's should still be under warranty,...

    Those Goodman's should still be under warranty, charge the homeowner full price and have him go after the installing contractor for the repositioning.
  44. I'm right there with you. I work in the heat all...

    I'm right there with you. I work in the heat all day and I love coming home to my meat locker!
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    Could also be a stat differential problem. I had...

    Could also be a stat differential problem. I had a honeywell stat that did not have an adjustable differential. It was a 5/2 2 stage heat and cool digi.
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    If you can find the matched seer and tonage unit...

    If you can find the matched seer and tonage unit this shouldn't be a problem. Right? Also, if the city isn't around, who's to do the inspection?
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    Is it a GSX unit? More recently the factory has...

    Is it a GSX unit? More recently the factory has been adding double the amount of refrigerant causing startup problems. In my opinion someone has definitely added more to it. The real questions now...
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    I love that one, "my unit needs more freon," says...

    I love that one, "my unit needs more freon," says the homeowner "okay, now there's more freon, what about the grounded compressor?"
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    These are answers for my neck of the woods but...

    These are answers for my neck of the woods but not necessarily for yours:
    1) The "wet switch" is not required here but it is a great feature for a higher floor. It's a great addition considering...
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    Kwick flush? Is it the same as RX-11? Cheaper...

    Kwick flush? Is it the same as RX-11? Cheaper and better I hope. Do you still have to flush with nitrogen? Does it scrub better or about the same?
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