Search:

Type: Posts; User: JohnnyValvecore

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    8
    Views
    859

    Around here the septic service vehicles have some...

    Around here the septic service vehicles have some pretty funny slogans. There is one named Honey Bee, and its says on the side of their truck.."If the bee don't get no honey, you don't spend no...
  2. Replies
    7
    Views
    690

    Is the hardwood pre-finished? Thats where the...

    Is the hardwood pre-finished? Thats where the flooring guys become worth the price. The sanding/finishing process is not something you want to attempt yourself. If its the pre-finished type then...
  3. Heh, Im glad ya didn't take offense, its just my...

    Heh, Im glad ya didn't take offense, its just my night off and I've had a few (too many?) beers and I'm feeling a bit saucy. Anyways, yes you are correct. If your system is oversized then it will...
  4. Manual J recommends an inside design temp of 75...

    Manual J recommends an inside design temp of 75 degrees with 50% RH. Without you specifically requesting otherwise then this should be what your system is designed around.

    The discrepancy in...
  5. Replies
    5
    Views
    601

    That would be a contest of two giant, low skilled...

    That would be a contest of two giant, low skilled lummoxes seeing who gets winded first. UFC has done a great job of breaking me of the opinion that heavyweights have the best fights. The...
  6. Replies
    36
    Views
    2,323

    I have broken my femur, which at the time I was...

    I have broken my femur, which at the time I was told is the single largest bone in the body. I have also broken my elbow right in the "funny bone" area. Both of these injuries, while arguably more...
  7. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,642

    I hope you are kidding about this. I once had a...

    I hope you are kidding about this. I once had a lazy installer working for me that decided to use a random office dumpster instead of taking the load to the dump as instructed. Somebody in the...
  8. As tonydykes55 has stated, he is fresh out of...

    As tonydykes55 has stated, he is fresh out of tech school. A young pro is still a pro, and the only stupid questions are the ones you are afraid to ask.

    Speaking of young, low experienced techs,...
  9. Replies
    26
    Views
    2,835

    Panaman, I dont see you in the same boat as...

    Panaman, I dont see you in the same boat as volpone1a at all. He has came to this board with a good attitude, asking well thought out questions. You have came here with a poor attitude towards hvac...
  10. Thats interesting, I have been using them for...

    Thats interesting, I have been using them for years now without any failures. Based off my own personal experience I have to say my recommendation still stands. I would be interested in seeing any...
  11. Well this thread has moved on a bit from the OP's...

    Well this thread has moved on a bit from the OP's topic, but I wanted to drop in and say that you should carry a few of these on your van:

    http://www.americanradionic.com/content/view/30/60/
    ...
  12. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,154

    On that note, how long does it usually take to be...

    On that note, how long does it usually take to be accepted? I applied yesterday and haven't heard anything back yet.
  13. So you directly hired the general contractor that...

    So you directly hired the general contractor that constructed your house? And you're wondering who is ultimately to blame for a poor end product? Was this contractor the lowest of three estimates...
  14. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,743

    Thats correct, CFM will be determined by...

    Thats correct, CFM will be determined by measuring the ESP first, then using that value to set the fan speed based on your systems blower performance table. Your actual CFM should be close to 1400,...
  15. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,743

    Without knowing your ESP, there is no way to tell...

    Without knowing your ESP, there is no way to tell you what your true CFM is. Just because your fan is rated at 2068 CFM when set to high, does not mean thats the amount of air your fan is actually...
  16. Thread: Thanks

    by JohnnyValvecore
    Replies
    8
    Views
    661

    We can't discuss price specifics on this board,...

    We can't discuss price specifics on this board, but I can tell you that the difference between an xr13 r-22 system and an xr13 410a system is negligible. Have you asked your installer about the...
  17. Thread: Thanks

    by JohnnyValvecore
    Replies
    8
    Views
    661

    I was going to ask the same thing. If you are...

    I was going to ask the same thing. If you are doing a whole system replacement, now is really the time to get away from r-22. You should familiarize yourself with the r-22 phase out that is...
  18. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,012

    Yeah I remember seeing those on old light...

    Yeah I remember seeing those on old light commercial units back in the day. As I recall they would get thrown off by dirty condensor coils, and we had a hard time finding replacement parts, so we...
  19. Replies
    4
    Views
    657

    You will be fine. Just make sure the lineset is...

    You will be fine. Just make sure the lineset is properly insulated, mainly so the suction line doesn't sweat, not because of temp transfer losses.
  20. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,012

    I can't think of any heatpumps with just a...

    I can't think of any heatpumps with just a straight up time initiated defrost. Even the early models worked off a time/temp model where at certain timed intervals the system would check to see if a...
  21. Replies
    11
    Views
    825

    Famous last words....

    Famous last words....
  22. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,283

    If the smell is coming from one specific duct,...

    If the smell is coming from one specific duct, than it may be something simple like a dead critter. The smell of dead animals is pretty unmistakable though so it probably isn't the source of your...
  23. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,120

    Manual J shows Decatur Alabamas' summer design...

    Manual J shows Decatur Alabamas' summer design temp at 93f, with the recommended indoor design temp at 75f with 50 to 55% humidity. In other words, when its over 100 out, and you want it down to 72,...
  24. Replies
    31
    Views
    2,429

    You should definately be up front with your...

    You should definately be up front with your current employer, and make sure they have no problems with your moonlighting. If you are competing for their business in any manner, then it could get you...
  25. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,588

    Both contractors should be able to furnish you...

    Both contractors should be able to furnish you with a manual J load calculation that will show you the specific heat load for your house. Then you will know exactly what capacity is required. ...
  26. Replies
    11
    Views
    923

    When I use the generic friction rate of .05 for...

    When I use the generic friction rate of .05 for 18inch flexiduct I'm getting less than 1000 cfm which is well below the recommended 400cfm per ton. The sound your return is making is your system...
  27. Replies
    113
    Views
    10,748

    Goodman was originally marketed under the...

    Goodman was originally marketed under the namebrand Janitrol . Back then we referred to them a Jani-junks, and they really were poor quality systems. They have came a long way since then and as...
  28. Most digital t-stats have five minute delays to...

    Most digital t-stats have five minute delays to protect the compressor. If you don't have a delay-on-make relay installed in your condensor, then I would consider re-setting your t-stat to have this...
  29. Oversized systems will cause poor humidity...

    Oversized systems will cause poor humidity control like you are experiencing. This is mainly due to the system short-cycling so that it isn't running long enought to handle the latent load. The...
  30. Replies
    5
    Views
    559

    Ah yes, if only I had a nickel for every time a...

    Ah yes, if only I had a nickel for every time a homeowner told me a dog doesn't bite, only to be bitten moments later.....well I'd have at least a dollar or two! :D Its been my experience that the...
  31. Replies
    5
    Views
    583

    Are you asking if anybody has ever seen a Goodman...

    Are you asking if anybody has ever seen a Goodman airhandler with a fixed speed blower motor? Heh, maybe just a few here and there. ;)
  32. Depending on the climate and length buried, lines...

    Depending on the climate and length buried, lines in the ground can provide a place for liquid refrigerant to migrate to during the off cycle. If they are buried right before entering the condensor...
  33. Well if you have decided on PTACs then as stated,...

    Well if you have decided on PTACs then as stated, you may have a difficult time finding one that is SEER rated, as they are generally rated in EER. The values are not equal, so you wouldn't need a...
  34. Replies
    37
    Views
    1,919

    According to the dodge site its 21mpg empty, 19.5...

    According to the dodge site its 21mpg empty, 19.5 loaded. Sprinters are great vans, but man are they expensive!

    To the OP, congrats on the new job, van, and tools. It sounds like your new boss...
  35. Like jrbenny has already suggested, look into a...

    Like jrbenny has already suggested, look into a mini-split or ductless system. Its not the same as a traditional split. The condensors are very small, and can be hung on the side of the building...
  36. Replies
    51
    Views
    2,865

    I've got a 99 Ford E150 with the triton V8. It...

    I've got a 99 Ford E150 with the triton V8. It has over 160k on it with only regular service, and a few sets of tires/brakes. Its still going strong, and I'm hoping to hit around 250k with the old...
  37. Replies
    10
    Views
    762

    If you're having a hard time finding a job at...

    If you're having a hard time finding a job at this time of year you may not be looking in the right places. :D If I were you I'd take the time and get your epa license if you haven't already. With...
  38. Replies
    42
    Views
    3,152

    Well I've taken rodents, birds, and bugs out of...

    Well I've taken rodents, birds, and bugs out of intake and exhaust pipes because of no screens so I guess we cancel each other out. :D Anyways, they are required by code in my area, as is the...
  39. Replies
    42
    Views
    3,152

    skunkiechris, I hate to keep picking on the flue...

    skunkiechris, I hate to keep picking on the flue pipe, but it appears from the pictures you provided that the intake/exhaust terminals are not being protected by a mesh screen or specially designed...
  40. Replies
    42
    Views
    3,152

    I don't see the tell-tale signs of pvc cleaner...

    I don't see the tell-tale signs of pvc cleaner being used in your flue and condensate line connections. Its especially important to make sure you have used it on the flue pipe or the slightly...
  41. revin, most states require a licensed contractor...

    revin, most states require a licensed contractor for any installation or modifications of HVAC equipment. You should check to see if your state does, and if the person responsible for the install...
  42. cvcman, I'll try to answer a few of your...

    cvcman, I'll try to answer a few of your questions;

    The venting on your new hwh will be determined by its location, and efficiency.

    Some models use a pvc flue while others use b-vent.
    ...
  43. The correct course of action in this case is to...

    The correct course of action in this case is to replace both the condensor and evap coil/ airhandler at the same time. Mismatching will lower the seer, viod your warranty, and the system will run at...
  44. The info you have provided points to...

    The info you have provided points to non-condesables, possible mixed refrigerants, or poor condensor coil performance. I wouldn't necesarily suspect overcharging because of the high superheat.
    ...
  45. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,586

    Payne and Bryant are both owned by Carrier and...

    Payne and Bryant are both owned by Carrier and are all familiar in design, appearance, and performance. Carrier is in turn owned by United Technologies Corp. which produces other familiar brands...
  46. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,332

    Remember, without a load calculation being...

    Remember, without a load calculation being performed, all your current quotes are based off a best guess. Some companies will base your replacement equipments size off of the original systems...
Results 1 to 46 of 82
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event