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  1. Why do car doors have key locks, when you can...

    Why do car doors have key locks, when you can easily get in with a slim-jim tool? It's the same reason, because they want to keep people out and they know that 99% of the population doesn't have a...
  2. If you are near a Harbor Freight, check out this...

    If you are near a Harbor Freight, check out this 100 piece security bit set for $9.49. It comes in handy every once in a while.






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    I can't take credit for the first picture up...

    I can't take credit for the first picture up there. I was searching google for some random pics of totes for you, and that one came up. I thought it was kind of funny, so I through it up here.
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  4. Thread: gas line

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    In my area, both galvanized and copper are used...

    In my area, both galvanized and copper are used for gas lines all of the time. From what I've been told, we supposedly have cleaner methane around here, with less sulfur in it than gas that's...
  5. I doubt most hardware stores would have 1-1/4"...

    I doubt most hardware stores would have 1-1/4" I.D. copper, but they might. If there is a real plumbing place around, it would be worth asking them if they have any ACR pipe. Most plumbing places...
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    Several years ago I had to do a service call at...

    Several years ago I had to do a service call at some kind of rec. building owned by a sail boat club on an island on Lake Minnetonka (a medium sized lake a few hours south of you ;)). I grabbed my...
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    How about something like this... ...

    How about something like this...





    http://pamelasusan.typepad.com/.a/6a010535be1d5d970b017eea11f182970d-450wi
  8. BB brought up a good point. Sometimes with R414b...

    BB brought up a good point. Sometimes with R414b you can have bubbles, even when the system has enough refrigerant. I recommend torching the receiver like I said to make sure the receiver has...
  9. There are other ways to see if you have a full...

    There are other ways to see if you have a full sight glass, even when there's no sight glass. Did you check for subcooling? Did you try torching the receiver? That's where I would start. When the...
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    I've got a weird rash on my foot.

    I've got a weird rash on my foot.
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    Would you really file a claim for $500.00?

    Would you really file a claim for $500.00?
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    That sucks. I would say it is partially your...

    That sucks. I would say it is partially your fault, partially the clown who said the house was winterized's fault, and partially nobody's fault. In retrospect, you should have put a quick air test...
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    I wonder if Trane has gotten better in the last...

    I wonder if Trane has gotten better in the last couple of years with their tech support? I've had good luck with them lately. What I have to do in my area is call up my local Trane parts house, and...
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    I never sand my refrigeration pipes when using...

    I never sand my refrigeration pipes when using 15% silfoss unless they are old and/or dirty looking. I never thought about sand getting in the pipes, I just skip the sanding because it takes extra...
  15. No dirt leg or union on the gas piping? I'm...

    No dirt leg or union on the gas piping? I'm guessing the union is inside of the furnace? It should be on the outside. Also, there should be a trap on the condensate line coming from the A-coil. ...
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    A little over 10 years ago I bought a 3 year old...

    A little over 10 years ago I bought a 3 year old Saturn (remember those?). I forget what I paid for it, but I think the interest was something like 10% with a 6 year loan. About a week later Saturn...
  17. That's not hail damage. Well, it might have...

    That's not hail damage. Well, it might have started out as hail damage, but I suspect someone having fun with a pressure washer caused most of that.

    As everyone else said, tell the guy the units...
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    If you can get in on a 0% financing deal, a new...

    If you can get in on a 0% financing deal, a new car can be a better deal than a slightly used one with higher interest. You need to sit down with a calculator and do the math, but even just a few...
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    Our policy is burn out = new refrigerant. With...

    Our policy is burn out = new refrigerant. With that being said, if you are using "HH" filter driers and are planning return trips to check for acid, and are changing out the filters as needed, I...
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    You need more make-up air and less exhaust. ...

    You need more make-up air and less exhaust. First, clean those PSP diffusers and put them back in. Then make sure the intake filters are clean and that the belt's tight. Then try speeding up the...
  21. Rates can very greatly in different parts of the...

    Rates can very greatly in different parts of the country. We aren't supposed to put prices in the open part of the forums here, but I would guess a reputable company might charge somewhere around 3...
  22. Most student loans are set up so that you don't...

    Most student loans are set up so that you don't need to start paying until you're done going to school. I have a family member who's been going to college for over ten years and plans to keep going...
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    That's just my way of drumming up more service...

    That's just my way of drumming up more service calls for my company $$$$ :grin2:

    Actually, now that I think about it, maybe it's not a good idea to jumper hot and common together at the condensing...
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    Fun fact... Except for entry ways, the Mall of...

    Fun fact... Except for entry ways, the Mall of America doesn't have any heating. All of the lights/electronics and people create all of the heat that's needed, even when it's -35 outside.

    I've...
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    Have you checked into geo-thermal? Over the long...

    Have you checked into geo-thermal? Over the long run, they are the most efficient systems you can get. As long as there will be back-hoes and bobcats digging up the yard anyways, installation costs...
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    For how thin the copper that they're made from...

    For how thin the copper that they're made from is, they are surprisingly reliable. Failures aren't completely unheard of, but I would say as long as the water inside stays above freezing, they...
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    Good question. You could search them out with...

    Good question.

    You could search them out with 2 people with cell phones, one on the roof and one in the space. The person in the space could cycle the thermostat while the person on the roof...
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    As long as it happens in a depressed...

    As long as it happens in a depressed neighborhood, it should be ok for police to shoot and kill unarmed people who have committed a petty crime. Then, just for good measure, it should then be ok for...
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    Please explain what you mean by "pump works well".

    Please explain what you mean by "pump works well".
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    I actually have one of those aluminum Carrier...

    I actually have one of those aluminum Carrier condensing units at my house. It's from 1981 and has been pretty much problem free ever since. What was the common failure point on them? Was it the...
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    Wow, that's scary. What is the point of even...

    Wow, that's scary. What is the point of even having a tech support number, just to screw with people and waste everyone's time?

    I'm glad you figured it out. I very rarely work on those things,...
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    The O.P. makes a good point that I think's worth...

    The O.P. makes a good point that I think's worth thinking about. One of the reasons evaporator coils fail is because of galvanic corrosion caused by the copper tubing being directly embedded within...
  33. If the outlet is on the bottom it can act like a...

    If the outlet is on the bottom it can act like a receiver. Receivers don't belong on cap tube systems. If you're changing the metering device over to an expansion valve, this can work to your...
  34. 13 years is nearing the end of it's expected life...

    13 years is nearing the end of it's expected life anyways. If it breaks, I doubt it could be directly tied to those small areas of damage on the condenser. Go ahead and ask for a discount if you...
  35. Yes, it makes the liquid line colder (subcooling)...

    Yes, it makes the liquid line colder (subcooling) while making the suction line warmer (superheat).

    I'm with you though, in that I don't see how this relieves any stress on the cap tube. If...
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    Unfortunately we aren't allowed to give out much...

    Unfortunately we aren't allowed to give out much help in the open forums, but I will say that it's 'usually' a pretty easy job.

    If you call your distributor and give them the model number of the...
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    So then you're saying only plumbers should...

    So then you're saying only plumbers should install them??
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    From what I can see, there is a union accessible...

    From what I can see, there is a union accessible and located within 6 feet of the appliance. It's the thing right after the "gas cock" that the O.P. said was missing. The union that I see in the...
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    Hey Rachel, you sound like a smart person. ...

    Hey Rachel, you sound like a smart person. You're obviously way above our intelligence level. I wish you luck in finding a group out there closer to your peer level to confer with in the future. ...
  40. I've never thought about it much before, but I...

    I've never thought about it much before, but I believe your subcooling, if you have any, should be about the same before the receiver as it would be after it. The receiver is a neutral zone with...
  41. As mentioned before, liquid refrigerant coming...

    As mentioned before, liquid refrigerant coming out of a receiver usually doesn't have very much subcooling, and it's not supposed to. Once you get a solid column of liquid coming out of the...
  42. Like others said, subcooling means almost nothing...

    Like others said, subcooling means almost nothing on units with a receiver. If you have 8 degrees S.C. the thing might be overcharged. If so, I hope that system has a high pressure switch on it's...
  43. If the capacitors test good, do not replace them....

    If the capacitors test good, do not replace them. The ones in there are most likely way better quality than the ones from China that they would replace them with. Most of the newer capacitors are...
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    I think you're on to something. You could design...

    I think you're on to something. You could design a bathroom with some fake trees sticking out of some type of floor drain or something.

    Just send me a small royalty on each "Pee-Tree" you sell,...
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    Does this place have a rooftop unit above it? If...

    Does this place have a rooftop unit above it? If so, does it have an economizer or a manual fresh air damper on it? If so, open that sucker up a little bit and install a large fart fan hooked to a...
  46. It should be fine down there next to all of your...

    It should be fine down there next to all of your bottled water and ammo for many years to come.

    Be warned though, zombies have been known to be attracted to air conditioning. :eek2:
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    I don't know what apparatus dew point is, or what...

    I don't know what apparatus dew point is, or what off coil situation means. I do know that the coil temperature varies with what ever is being cooled by it. An air conditioning system 'usually' has...
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    As Bazooka said, Airquest is made by the same...

    As Bazooka said, Airquest is made by the same company that makes Carrier units, and Goodman and Daiken are both made by the Diaken corp. I think they are all pretty much considered low-end brands. ...
  49. Sticky: I'm with you cperk, although I don't believe the...

    I'm with you cperk, although I don't believe the EPA is a "major manufacturer" and I doubt their "CEO" is going to come onto HVAC-TALK.com to read this any time soon.

    If he did, I'd bet we could...
  50. You're right, I was wrong. I always thought you...

    You're right, I was wrong. I always thought you couldn't join copper and brass with silfoss. I think I tried it once and it didn't work so good. It looks like white brazing flux is the secret.
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