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    Lets use these statistics for Illumination. ...

    Lets use these statistics for Illumination. Which party handed this economy off to Obama?
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    Part of me does believe this. I'm not real fond...

    Part of me does believe this. I'm not real fond of the taxes I pay for the services I never receive.

    However, there are places you can go where there are no regulations and the government won't...
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    I believe the problem is that Tax dollars are...

    I believe the problem is that Tax dollars are paying for the diabetes care for all those low income people that find it easier to buy sweet processed food than spend the time and money to eat...
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    Always feels like someone is trying to scare me...

    Always feels like someone is trying to scare me into voting their way. I wander why they don't just talk about what congress is voting on today and why I should vote for their party based on that. ...
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    Thanks. I went and looked at the 20 volt max...

    Thanks. I went and looked at the 20 volt max next to a 12 volt max impact driver and that 20 volt thing just isn't that much more money for only a slightly larger tool with plenty of power. I just...
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    Does anyone know if that Dewalt 12 volt impact...

    Does anyone know if that Dewalt 12 volt impact driver can drive a 3" screw into something hard? I think is time for me to buy a inspection camera and I like the idea of investing in one battery...
  7. Cause I can't get a smaller furnace with variable...

    Cause I can't get a smaller furnace with variable speed and want the ECM capabilities. OP has a different situation.
  8. Oh, how I like the people that can just say no...

    Oh, how I like the people that can just say no thanks and let me move on to the next thing, instead of getting all emotional over expenses.
  9. Just put a 96% var Trane in my house yesterday. ...

    Just put a 96% var Trane in my house yesterday. Can't comment on the two stage gas heat-just going to use 1st stage. Original poster could always just lock these 120,000 monsters in 1st stage heat...
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    I like the wider 21-1/2" furnaces but they tend...

    I like the wider 21-1/2" furnaces but they tend to flash that little red light so either 17-1/2" or 14-1/2".
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    40 inches tall and 28-1/2 inches deep.

    40 inches tall and 28-1/2 inches deep.
  12. I recon in reality, given the choice, I would...

    I recon in reality, given the choice, I would rather my knob be red than black.
  13. Time for a new unit. It does not sound like the...

    Time for a new unit. It does not sound like the repairs will stop or slow down, but that extented warranty will.

    Ten years seems to be about the life of those things.
  14. If you get it done this year you can get the TAX...

    If you get it done this year you can get the TAX credits, but if you wait until next you won't.
    At what the equipment costs though, no body seems to worry too much about saving 200 bucks.
    There...
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    I understand the whirlpool water heaters are...

    I understand the whirlpool water heaters are troublesome for some people. I imagine someone else might make them but they are set up different than the state and bradford whites that i install. If...
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    When you say humid and runs constantly I think...

    When you say humid and runs constantly I think you either have a window open, holes in the house or leaky duct work.

    Something somewhere to bring in the humidity as a unit that runs continuously...
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    Not much really does the trick as far as...

    Not much really does the trick as far as vibrations go in my experience. You can get vibration dampers and different mounts for the compressor, mabey a jacket for the compressor to make it quieter....
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    Big water fountain in the front yard hooked up to...

    Big water fountain in the front yard hooked up to a little chiller. No more unsightly condensing unit and oh so much more to maintain.
  19. I bought something called SoundTrap 1000 or...

    I bought something called SoundTrap 1000 or UST-1000k.

    Bought the ultrasonic thing off ebay for 30o bucks.

    So far it has been able to find all the leaks i have used it on. The smallest one was...
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    Im guessing that the refrigerant is flashing off...

    Im guessing that the refrigerant is flashing off in the 1/4 copper liquid line due to the lower head pressure in the new unit and the length of the line set.
    Did the contractor sell u a TXV?
    One of...
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    An old employer used to have me set up this tent...

    An old employer used to have me set up this tent thingy like u see utility workers use over man holes in rainy weather. It kind of worked. It was every temp between ambient to 120 degrees in that...
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    Accumulator?

    Accumulator?
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    Looks crooked, but the whole picture is crooked....

    Looks crooked, but the whole picture is crooked.

    It does not look great the way it is sitting on those blocks but those blocks are already settled from sitting there so long? The unit would...
  24. Quite a few problems there with the old systems...

    Quite a few problems there with the old systems in that house. I have to wander if those problems are related to the idea that HVAC items are marked up too much. Mabey too many companys out that...
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    I get tired of showing up to explain that those...

    I get tired of showing up to explain that those things stink up the house in normal operation. They put out some CO no matter what.
    Would you like to take on a chain smoking exchange student...
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    Nice looking fan. Would be nice if that one that...

    Nice looking fan. Would be nice if that one that fits between joist spaces was a little taller so you could insulated the area imediately around it the same as the rest of the attic.

    Ive always...
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    The guy is a mystery. Hack job sales man? Is...

    The guy is a mystery.
    Hack job sales man?
    Is english his first language?
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    flexopuss monster

    flexopuss monster
  29. Anything wrong with turning it into a one pipe...

    Anything wrong with turning it into a one pipe furnace?
    After getting it checked out for flue leaks of course.
    I assume the previous furnace was a natural draft item.
  30. Original poster could have atributed some of the...

    Original poster could have atributed some of the improved performace to the new equiptment, but got most of the added capacity by getting that A-coil cleaned.
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    Every job should be a portrait of the person u do...

    Every job should be a portrait of the person u do it for.

    Why do i keep this post coming up on my e-mail?
    Somehow its still funny. Mabey its not.
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    One wanders what you gained by buying a new...

    One wanders what you gained by buying a new furnace.
    Two years of reliability?
    Is heat lost in the duct getting back into the house?
    How about all that heat that goes up the flue because your temp...
  33. Sounds like what they are trying to do is store...

    Sounds like what they are trying to do is store heat from the summer in the ground for all those days when it will be cloudy.
    I know the ground is a big heat sink but it does take time for that heat...
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    Sounds like the local contractors anr't so keen...

    Sounds like the local contractors anr't so keen on two stage furnaces.

    Funny thing happens when an old dirty blower wheel gets replaced with the furnace.

    A two stage furnace seems to make...
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    I do realize how things work. I don't do much...

    I do realize how things work.
    I don't do much install work.
    I don't care how u come across.
    Tried to be a bit of a troll.

    Sorry
    It just sounds like whining when you complain about the...
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    Bootlen and Diceman i disagree. Its all a...

    Bootlen and Diceman i disagree.
    Its all a bunch of buracracy.
    Sometimes its good for me and sometimes its not.
    I sell my skills and salesmen sell other peoples skills.
    Why not cut out the...
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    UEI, DL250 or DL259, seem to take some abuse....

    UEI, DL250 or DL259, seem to take some abuse.
    Bought a phoenix and it bugs the heck out of me after using the DL250&259. It was cheeper though.
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    As an employee i get paid by the hour and i could...

    As an employee i get paid by the hour and i could care less about where the equiptment came from.
    I don't see this as competition to me, i see this as competition for salesmen.
    These homeowner...
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    Run the furnace blower if you have one to...

    Run the furnace blower if you have one to circulate the humid air out of the bathroom and into the rest of the house.
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    Is the wind not blowing into the cracks in the...

    Is the wind not blowing into the cracks in the rest of the house pressurizing the house a little and then forcing the damper to open.
    Wind has to get back out some how.
    Just one way to notice a...
  41. I agree with a lot of what you say outside rep,...

    I agree with a lot of what you say outside rep, but it sounds like a fairly simplistic argument.
    There has to be good rewards for educating oneself.
    There also has to be good rewards for working...
  42. employments up, some people got two or three jobs

    employments up, some people got two or three jobs
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    What about new windows and a two pipe set up on a...

    What about new windows and a two pipe set up on a condensing furnace. Seems to work better than a humidifier and maintenance on the humidifier is eliminated.
    I realize that a big old loose house...
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    wyounger, thats sounds like a way to address...

    wyounger, thats sounds like a way to address issues that a service tech would have with a unit being in the attic.

    However the house got bigger so it is no longer duct loss but now it is heat...
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    I don't see any cross bracing in the first peice...

    I don't see any cross bracing in the first peice of scaffolding.
    I guess workers are worth less than scaffolding there.
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    you all sound bitter. waiting for the phone to...

    you all sound bitter.
    waiting for the phone to ring?
    must of sat home today?

    is that almost a haiku?
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    Around here nice houses have all their furnaces...

    Around here nice houses have all their furnaces and air handlers in the basement while remodel jobs with limitations on running ductwork(inside the house) through the first floor put equiptment in...
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    wonder how many btus that duct and furnace loose...

    wonder how many btus that duct and furnace loose to the outdoors. what part of the country is this in?
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    Things i did not know when starting out

    Tried to pull a vacuum untill the micron gage said 500 and use nitrogen when brazing--this does not go over well with the service manager when charging a flat rate.
    All those damn days i showed up...
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    All this thread proves is there are a lot of...

    All this thread proves is there are a lot of rednecks here.
    To be politically correct there are a lot of religious hvac workers from the midwest, south area here.
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