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  1. "Why do I need to pay for abatement or sleeve a...

    "Why do I need to pay for abatement or sleeve a new flue through the transite? The old water heater used it."
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    In the installer's defense, the salesperson...

    In the installer's defense, the salesperson probably didn't know he was supposed to sell a TDH
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    The venting is single-wall, it does use the hood...

    The venting is single-wall, it does use the hood as a chase but stops in the attic. And yes, it is painted.
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    (Not assuming)

    (Not assuming)
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    Bryant/Carrier has a few 33 1/3" units, Trane is...

    Bryant/Carrier has a few 33 1/3" units, Trane is doing away with their 40" furnaces... Makes it easier to put an evaporator in but harder to put a filter in. :gah:
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    Let's power vent this

    "The hood acts as a power vent, right?"
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    The electric company was able to open the panel...

    The electric company was able to open the panel when they put their control on it
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    Gives a new meaning to lying on your back

    It is a multi-positional unit, after all.
  9. Agreed. Looks even easier than cutting out the...

    Agreed. Looks even easier than cutting out the valve and replacing it with copper.
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    I'll install it for $1750! (No warranty)

    I'll install it for $1750! (No warranty)
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    All from the same roof

    7 RTUs on this roof, 4 were out, I was told it was just one. I knew to start at the Payne because the picture is how I found it when getting on the roof - with the panel removed. I know the employees...
  12. Hey cut the installer some slack. At least he can...

    Hey cut the installer some slack. At least he can braze well enough for it to hold the nitrogen charge for a week.
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    Guilty. :(

    Guilty. :(
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    I agree with the OFM statement... it could be...

    I agree with the OFM statement... it could be pulling 1.1 amps and have a 0.75FLA and this could just be a miscommunication. And on a mild day, you won't be using your AC, but on a hot day, where...
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    Why'd the pilot go out?

    Bad thermocouple believe it or not.
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    Why's it so cold in here?

    No transformer, no problem.
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    How to avoid burn marks on roofs

    RTU too close to sidewall? No problem add a flue.
  18. Well it's official...had my first no AC call of the year!

    Let summer commence - too bad the rest of March and April are still relatively mild in my climate.
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    Trane/American Std are 17.5"x40"

    Trane/American Std are 17.5"x40"
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    I think they're cross-broke horizontally rather...

    I think they're cross-broke horizontally rather than diagonally.
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    Looks like it has seen some rollout

    Looks like it has seen some rollout
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    Came across it once (residental)- upon eviction,...

    Came across it once (residental)- upon eviction, tenants took off the ceiling registers and put dead fish in the duct work as far as they can reach their arms in on 4 runs. House smelled disgusting...
  23. Thread: Trane RTU

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    Haven't you heard the quote "the only good...

    Haven't you heard the quote "the only good economizer is a disconnected economizer?" hahahaha just kidding. Start with a wiring diagram and trace to make sure everything is hooked up properly. At 14...
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    Garbage can lid with my drill on it =/

    Garbage can lid with my drill on it =/
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    Change out an in warranty 90% inducer assembly...

    Change out an in warranty 90% inducer assembly (diagnosed by installers) and add a 1/2" ball valve on the gas line where they tee'd off an existing line.
  26. Thread: Hall Closet

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    Hall Closet

    3" single wall going into 6" single wall going into transite. No combustion intake pipe on furnace. Yes, that is a CO detector above the door.
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    Yeah - get a professional to check the heat...

    Yeah - get a professional to check the heat exchanger of that thing.
  28. Thread: Rental

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    I agree with walking away... "Here is a proposal...

    I agree with walking away... "Here is a proposal to fix/replace everything thank you very much."
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    The neutral wire should be wrapped in black tape...

    The neutral wire should be wrapped in black tape signalling that it isn't a neutral, the start cap is strapped to the run cap and the relay is strapped to the start cap. I'm guessing somebody didn't...
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    ...if you really are in the trade, why do you...

    ...if you really are in the trade, why do you have a Gibson?
  31. Using parts on site is obviously cheaper than $5...

    Using parts on site is obviously cheaper than $5 worth of pipe/fittings...also probably on site.
  32. I think people are happy you're back seeing from...

    I think people are happy you're back seeing from this and another thread.
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    I like Rheem...why are you shopping at the big...

    I like Rheem...why are you shopping at the big box stores?
  34. Thread: Fun times

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    I like the old compressor sitting next to the...

    I like the old compressor sitting next to the unit in your third picture.
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    No it's a 1986 Carrier. It's a crack. The...

    No it's a 1986 Carrier.



    It's a crack. The glare from the flash on the camera kind of hides it's size. It was 3" long and opened up almost 3/8" in the middle - melted the fusable link.
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    Why can't they all be this easy?

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    We hired two people about 5 years ago: one with...

    We hired two people about 5 years ago: one with 27, one was 40. The one who was 40 was a painter, carpenter, mechanic, worked for the railroad, previously. The one who was 27 was a security guard....
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    I agree... Sometimes it's better to just walk...

    I agree... Sometimes it's better to just walk away and let somebody else deal with it.
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA too funny

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA too funny
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    Peeling it off assuming they haven't been using...

    Peeling it off assuming they haven't been using it in AC mode so it's damp, slimy, and sticking... Good thing it's January!
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    If it's easy enough yes, but if it's a downflow...

    If it's easy enough yes, but if it's a downflow Trane then not unless we suspect it.
  42. Thread: Duct issues

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    I hope your service tag stated: "We do not...

    I hope your service tag stated: "We do not warranty against damage caused by wildlife."
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    I think you're looking at it in the wrong way....

    I think you're looking at it in the wrong way. You're thinking of it as "How much my boss should be paying me" rather that "How much am I worth to my boss," that's why the post here. You may be an...
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    If they tagged it, I wouldn't recommend you...

    If they tagged it, I wouldn't recommend you turning it back on until you have a qualified professional check it out and have the utility company explained why they shut it down to begin with. In my...
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    I know what you mean. The last two weeks I've had...

    I know what you mean. The last two weeks I've had at least one hp service call a day, and on days where I wouldn't have one, the next day I would have too. My service manager laughed when he heard...
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    lol I didn't take any

    lol I didn't take any
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    My company pays the service guys like this too,...

    My company pays the service guys like this too, the installers have a higher hourly. Yes, there is plenty of broken junk in my area, I don't need to be dishonest. If it's a newer system, I fix it. If...
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    There was a refrigerator 16" in front of this...

    There was a refrigerator 16" in front of this furnace otherwise I would have gotten a better picture. I find it funny that a few days after this post I run into one like it. Except rather than use a...
  49. We have an on call service guy 24/7 for warranty...

    We have an on call service guy 24/7 for warranty calls, our maintenance customers, or basically anybody else that spends the 10 minutes to listen to our office's after hours voicemail. Kind of...
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    DeWalt 18V impact, and I have a 10" flexible bit...

    DeWalt 18V impact, and I have a 10" flexible bit connector to get in the smaller spaces.
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