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  1. I,m not an expert but I have been working with...

    I,m not an expert but I have been working with some Carrier 3v zoning systems lately and they seem to do the same thing if it is set up to shut down the blower when not in cool, heat, or vent mode....
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    Novar help

    Thanks for the replies, I already feel more comfortable about this job. I think a lot of my fear of the unknown was due to forced deadlines because we got the job at the last minute. I was at the job...
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    Novar help please

    Long story short, Elect. opted out of novar install on major sporting goods job bid, somehow our mech. group got the job. This is a prototype job and the prints are not very clear. It's been so long...
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    drycooler

    I saw this thread and it reminded of a job we did a couple of years ago, as I remember it we had a very long run from unit to drycooler and the issue was voltage drop across the distance. The builder...
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    panels off

    Probley me, I admit it. It's hard to make an effort to find the scews and push them in the stipped out holes of those old dogs, would tap with new screws if I really thought it would help! Just...
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    bad landscaping

    Sounds like job security to me, glad I'm in commercial A/C!
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    mistake

    Is it the humidistat under the humidifier bypass instead of above it?:rolleyes:
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    cluster phuk

    I've been involved in a couple of those gang things, what I would do is gather every bit of info. you can on what you are responsible for, explain what it will take to make your end of the mess...
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    plugged filter drier

    Man, I have run into the plugged drier on several occasions and service manager would ask "what is your temp drop across drier?" I would say maby 2 or 3F, he would say "it's not the drier", I would...
  10. Thread: Manual Defrost

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    heat pumps

    The only heatpumps I like are water source/geo-thermal. Those ambiant air things can kiss my @$$!
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    pics

    Thankyou! I don't post any pics myself as I don't much time left over after work to learn the process, but have many that I would like to share. It seems like maby 6 or 8 months ago viewing pics was...
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    cool

    A good friend of mine had almost the same thing in his basement, nat.gas, always worked pretty good and was topic for late night drunk talk. After he sold the house the lady who bought it loved it...
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    heat exchangers

    Could you call a city inspector or local gas supplier and clue them in? I'm sure they would be interested, and I think you would be respected in your local for taking health and safety issues...
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    coal burner

    Cool pics! I have always enjoyed checking out the roots of the industrial age.
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    re-work

    Wish I had the money to nit-pick and change my mind as though money was no object!
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    image size

    what about my 65" plasma monitor?
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    irishmist

    I know thats right, after a 4to5 second attachment from ground to 277v, I am almost obsessive compulsive about checking for excited electrons roaming around my work, you have to be that way because...
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    motor

    next time you might check power before applying to motor, I also found out the hard way,,,once;)
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    wood curb

    When I come across somthing like this that is obviously dangerous I dis-able in two to three ways so that the next tech. knows it was shut down for a reason ( if he's a real tech. he will explore...
  20. Thread: Painted RTU

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    paint on rtu's

    My problem has been that they use too good a paint and can't read info.. If it's stamped the first guy desroyed it with a screwdriver, if it's plastic coated, same thing!!! Could we not use a little...
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    swellmell

    As I recall, If you can get er to spread open gently, you can often spread that thing wide open only to recover the next day!
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    rads

    I live and work in Dallas area, we don't see alot of steam heat, only recall a few older churches and those went from steam to hot water if I remember right, is what they've done dangerous?
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    transplants

    I'm not familiar with those wall units, but I think I get the jist, compressor dies, OEM replacement VS hackin in a cheep condensor makes sense to property management of apt. complex, owners of...
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    t-stat

    I might do that in my house for a quick fix until I get time off work, but to push that shiet on the elderly or weak is a crime. I have went above the call of duty to please some a-holes I would...
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    van a/c

    I thought all the illegal mexicans lived in TX.
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    At least if you fell you would get hurt bad...

    At least if you fell you would get hurt bad enough to get the day off!
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    meth

    how does everyone so much about meth.?
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    van

    that would be high tech. for mississippi!
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    anyone else seeing this post as ultra-widescreen?...

    anyone else seeing this post as ultra-widescreen? Had to scroll over for ever to see and read full text, all the other threads seem normal though.
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    meter

    the most dangerous thing I see is the meter, I bought one of those a few years back because the thought of all the head attachments seemed cool, I found that most of the attachments were very...
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    run cap.

    I've seen alot of caps. wrapped with that cork/tar insulation tape and stuck to chassi, I will agree it's hack, but they stay put without metal to metal contact, most would outlive the cheap units...
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    flare fittings

    I always use a drop of oil when making the flare, and a drop of oil on flare and mate, and threaded surfaces when connecting. This always seals great without torquing down on fitting like gorrila...
  33. Thread: The Carnage

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    scrap prices

    I'm happy that copper/alum. prices are up! I pick up every little chunk of scrap (used from retro. / less than 24" from new stock on Installs, even extra wire installers over run thinking t-stat will...
  34. gas valve

    I've never heard or read anything against gas valve position that I can recall, I prefer them to mounted where I can see terminal designation without standing on my head or using a mirror, I have...
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    lady

    I like it!
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    cat

    Cute tale, thats why I'm dog person!:D
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    happy women

    Or, the shorter punchline, Who cares?
  38. Thread: part for part

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    orlandotech

    I hear ya man, I got so much ligit work to do I may never get caught up, much less trying to create more work. I heard about this scam from a coworker that left that company for that and other shady...
  39. Thread: part for part

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    orlando tech

    What I was saying about ohm meter leak dedection, is that it is a scam preying on elderly folks that are not knowledgible in leak detection, what they do is get the ho to whatch them ground out the...
  40. Thread: part for part

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    leak det.

    I've heard of a resi. co. here in dallas that teaches techs. to ground one lead of there ohm. meter and show the H.O. the leaks by touching the other lead to coil fins or tubes, not trying say...
  41. Thread: Crack kills

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    shut off

    When I did resi. and shut down a furnace and H.O. got mad I would explain that it was his equipment and he could re-light after I was gone and had signed my ticket stating furnace had been shut down...
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    :cool: But did you pull and clean the blower...

    :cool: But did you pull and clean the blower wheel? If your going to replace the motor, ya got to clean the wheel! By the way I go through that crap daily, install doesn't know any better, salesman...
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    water heater

    I would admit to an oversight if it was not agreed apon before installation. It might make the job less profitable, but to make good customer relations and retain rep. I would offer to pull unit when...
  44. Thread: The Letter

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    good one!

    good one!
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    34.somthing, seems to get faster after about 26...

    34.somthing, seems to get faster after about 26 seconds, might just be the beer!
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    re-string

    Had an electric heater in a high-rise that needed 23 of 96 ellements restrung, had to have custom made as not in production anymore, strips were 19'long, took me and robert two days to finish not to...
  47. Thread: Damn Saturdays

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    saturday

    Don't be a puss, alot of techs would love to get 40hrs during the slow times not to mention overtime before holidays. I got with my company last january and since have worked 6 days a week for an...
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    install

    Hire mexicans, get mexican quality, nuf said.
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    hvac superman

    Man I hear ya, my bad, just venting steam, just feel like the load I'm ask to haul is not compensated for. Just looking for something that makes note of what I do above what is expected, I,m open to...
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    union

    Not trying to start a fight, but it seems I can only get any kind of true opinion by stiring it up,. I'm sorry if I offended anyone, but the question I am seeking an answer to is, Why can't anyone on...
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