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  1. If it's available, I'd like the status of: Pro...

    If it's available, I'd like the status of:
    Pro member/worldwide sex symbol for women to objectify.
  2. What exactly is a "HTalk Community Leader"?

    What exactly is a "HTalk Community Leader"?
  3. Rubber pads between the unit and bracket might...

    Rubber pads between the unit and bracket might help.
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    Obamacare

    Obamacare
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    I like to fiddle with some negotiators when...

    I like to fiddle with some negotiators when handing them a bill.

    "That'll be $xxx.xx not including gratuity..." nodding my head up and down and give them a dull look like I may not necessarily be...
  6. To work well, any attempt to match the equipment...

    To work well, any attempt to match the equipment capacity with zone demands is something you want. 2 zones will work better (for the equipment) than 3 zones will with 2 stage equipment. Done...
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    Mini's seem to be hypersensitive to clean coils,...

    Mini's seem to be hypersensitive to clean coils, clean wheels, and managing the condensate.

    I think the chemical use issue is with condensate and coil velocity. The condensate flows easily off a...
  8. Thread: Little help

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    My "approved" method is by the book, same book...

    My "approved" method is by the book, same book that the inspector has read. Part of your method requires thought and reasoning on the inspectors part which is not something you want them doing....
  9. Develop a consistent pattern of treating him as a...

    Develop a consistent pattern of treating him as a fart target and he may. Smile as you do so and before long, a smile alone will chase him away.
  10. Thread: Little help

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    I roll the VB and insulation back, then use mud...

    I roll the VB and insulation back, then use mud on the connectors, then zip tie the core over the mudded connector, then position the insulation, then overlap the VB and tape with venture tape. Never...
  11. Yup, ever see a scuff mark on a factory joint?...

    Yup, ever see a scuff mark on a factory joint? Nope. Not all, and maybe all, mfg's don't run a purge. I seriously doubt that they use a micron gauge during evacuation.

    If Doc is a doc, boy do I...
  12. You have a bunk board or some sort of mismatch of...

    You have a bunk board or some sort of mismatch of load/equipment capacity due to zoning and the wiring discrepancy is a work around. Either way, the wiring was deliberate and the reason needs to be...
  13. New equipment won't solve zoning design schemes...

    New equipment won't solve zoning design schemes such as a zone consisting of 18% of the total volume.

    You have fundamental problems and I'd put little faith in the folks that have visited you....
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    No, the inefficiency of bypass is still an...

    No, the inefficiency of bypass is still an approved strategy. There was talk about discontinuing energy credits for BP with regard to title 24 modeling/compliance/reports but retrofit apps were never...
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    FYI, code requires that a condensing furnace have...

    FYI, code requires that a condensing furnace have a drained overflow pan(drain terminated at a conspicuous location) not just the ac coil, when above a finished ceiling/surface.

    Sorry to hear...
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    I'll assume the thing the furnace is sitting on...

    I'll assume the thing the furnace is sitting on is just a base and not the sole return path. Could be a door seal or something to do with the omitted trap when the fan is on high.

    Then again, the...
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    Sloppy business/trade practices, inadequate...

    Sloppy business/trade practices, inadequate regulation, and shortsighted customers either don't know, are willing to pay for, or demand proper procedures. The bush league contractors figure if...
  18. Myth, fact, or somewhere in between. Myth- Big...

    Myth, fact, or somewhere in between.

    Myth- Big companies are always reputable and their cookie cutter methods are in the customer's best interest. Folks take decision shortcuts and mistake brand...
  19. Moonlighters or the scum of the earth. If they...

    Moonlighters or the scum of the earth. If they were any good, they'd be working for a good outfit keeping them too busy to consider unlawful business practices. Their customers get what they deserve....
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    With the job engineered, the answers you want...

    With the job engineered, the answers you want exist. How long it takes to discuss your concerns is where the problem develops.

    The contract defines the rules you're playing by...you get X and...
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    "She/they just spent (around) $600 plus for the...

    "She/they just spent (around) $600 plus for the E.A.C. I'm not so sure they want to start using box filters at $20 a pop. The electronic air cleaner are nice if they're maintained properly."

    so...
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  23. Thread: john stabile

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    This thread is making me thirsty. I think I'll...

    This thread is making me thirsty. I think I'll have a beer.
  24. 92,000 btu's for 1400s/f in California? No way a...

    92,000 btu's for 1400s/f in California? No way a load calc was done. The furnace is probably 100% oversized for the house, and now you want to cobble together an A/C to go along with it for year...
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    See the attached. Bypassing air kills efficiency....

    See the attached. Bypassing air kills efficiency. You're much better off with oversized ducts and spilling the unwanted air to non calling zones.
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    With what it is and where it is, I wonder if...

    With what it is and where it is, I wonder if they'll be willing to light it and walk away.
  27. That translates to: Company representative was...

    That translates to: Company representative was not present to climb his own ladder to open any tiles at my request to inspect from ground level.

    Personal MO...I attend inspections and make every...
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    http://www.achrnews.com/articles/comparing-motor-t...

    http://www.achrnews.com/articles/comparing-motor-technologies-1
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    High Efficiency Blower (HEB) housing with...

    High Efficiency Blower (HEB) housing with impeller driven by Axial Flux BLAC motor with full featured Sinusoidal EON motor control technology.


    Try explaining that to a customer.

    Sounds more...
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    Is this a solution looking for a problem?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN7bBeiYT9E
  31. follow the link and have your service provider...

    follow the link and have your service provider fill in the blanks

    http://www2.dupont.com/Refrigerants/en_US/#.UykRloUdhbG
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    If it's actually worth discussing, it's the...

    If it's actually worth discussing, it's the easiest thing to do if done fairly. Get everybody involved in the same room at the same time, speak frankly, and let the chips fall where they may. A...
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    Yup, i worked for an outfit 10 years back where i...

    Yup, i worked for an outfit 10 years back where i was doing a lot of off hours work and needed a helper. I always snagged 1 particular guy and the SM jammed me up wanting for me to spread out the...
  34. I'd hate to think of the (in)efficiency. The...

    I'd hate to think of the (in)efficiency. The zoning folks will have to make some BIG changes if they have part load efficiency regulations applied like commercial systems.
  35. Zoning can go wrong many ways unless you go with...

    Zoning can go wrong many ways unless you go with a high end proprietary variable capacity system. More than 2 zones on a 1 or 2 stage sytem with generic controls is futile. Adding more zones will...
  36. Cause and effect of 5 years at 6 months a year?...

    Cause and effect of 5 years at 6 months a year? Sounds like a stretch to blame the mildly acid condensate.
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    1. Earn your keep 2. See #1

    1. Earn your keep
    2. See #1
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    Light a few candles, run a warm bubble bath, and...

    Light a few candles, run a warm bubble bath, and enjoy the sweet sounds of Junior Walker.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub72eylahJg
  39. First year in the trade I was doing a pm at a...

    First year in the trade I was doing a pm at a bank. 15 ton AH was on the vault and in a tight spot. I was rolling on a new blower belt with a screwdriver in my left hand and my tricep was against the...
  40. Yup, it's said it's like virginity...once it's...

    Yup, it's said it's like virginity...once it's gone, you'll never get it back.

    Speaking of reputations, striving to be the best tech is a great objective so long as you maintain a reasonable level...
  41. Using Jackson's barometric zone damper will be...

    Using Jackson's barometric zone damper will be more efficient and easier on your equipment than a barometric return bypass. Oversized ductwork is pretty much a must to do the job right.
  42. Honeywell makes a 4" filter with a 1'' flange...

    Honeywell makes a 4" filter with a 1'' flange that fits in a conventional ra filter grill providing you have the depth. Many online filter outfits sell them.
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    You named 3 brands, so you need at least 3. Don't...

    You named 3 brands, so you need at least 3. Don't be surprised if a knowledgeable contractor finds existing problems, not upsells, that need correcting beyond a simple swap out.

    FWIW, a york...
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    Welcome to the forum, we discuss stuff like hvac...

    Welcome to the forum, we discuss stuff like hvac topics.

    Hope this helps.
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    Any luck jimj? My York pushers laughed at me.

    Any luck jimj? My York pushers laughed at me.
  46. Infinity wouldn't be a bad choice. Heat loads of...

    Infinity wouldn't be a bad choice. Heat loads of zones must be calculated for proper design and those numbers will dictate the duct sizing. If the ductwork is existing, it'll probably need to be...
  47. Try someone licensed and has the ability to...

    Try someone licensed and has the ability to furnish what they install, and No, Thank you
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    Same here. I installed a couple dozen customer...

    Same here. I installed a couple dozen customer supplied stats but couldn't bring myself to furnish the product. I bailed on their service provider program...felt like a whore making money on a...
  49. Sorry, outside air intake VOLUME. Code requires...

    Sorry, outside air intake VOLUME. Code requires air changes for all buildings... fresh outside air brought in thru the equipment. Different volumes for different occupancy types. Excessive fresh air...
  50. Amount of outside air intake and roof color would...

    Amount of outside air intake and roof color would be my first concerns.
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