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    Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that too...

    Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that too :grin2:
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    Is it two or three pipe valves? post a picture if...

    Is it two or three pipe valves? post a picture if possible. I'm in Taco country about 95% of our jobs have Taco products, and for the life of me I can't remember anything but standard 1-2-3 wiring
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    Thanks, I will past this information on.

    Thanks, I will past this information on.
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    CT licence requirement ?

    Have a good friend around the Hartford area that needs a 5 ton system installed. (just to far for me) He has gotten a few quotes and one said he was licensed and the other two said no license was...
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    Thank you both, and Randy already printed it out...

    Thank you both, and Randy already printed it out for my binder, thanks again!
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    Sorry, HS19-311 board# 47J3501

    Sorry, HS19-311 board# 47J3501
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    Lennox Timed off control ?

    Can someone explain how they work, and best way to test?
    Have one that I have bench tested. I have supplied 24v to com & in, with 24v out but power doesn't "time" out, what I'm I missing. Feel bad...
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    I know little, but as a rule water is only...

    I know little, but as a rule water is only treated for rusting as it's an open system and some don't even do that. I guess the feeling is the only time it could freeze is if wood isn't added and that...
  9. Call the manufacturer and ask them what to do...

    Call the manufacturer and ask them what to do considering they say replace a system that has any water damage, and I would think that unit has "water damage" from fighting the fire.
  10. How to make 5 pounds of fat look good?

    Put a nipple on it :grin2:
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    If you have a bad driving record, others will...

    If you have a bad driving record, others will find out too, I would try to work with them the best you can for now,but work the #'s. With a lot of driving you can eat up 12-15K a year real quick,...
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    As usually it's not the equipment, but the lack...

    As usually it's not the equipment, but the lack of proper installation. As far as price of the two fuels, no matter what it all comes down to btu's, many oil companies are getting into propane...
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    Live is to short not to be happy, do whats right...

    Live is to short not to be happy, do whats right for you!

    P.S. TY for your service
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    Ditto, been there, done that down the road when...

    Ditto, been there, done that down the road when it doesn't work right guess who's fault it will be no mater what, :.02:
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    How about "off-line" sounds so much more PC...

    How about "off-line" sounds so much more PC :grin2:
  16. I always get a kick out of "plumbing & heating"...

    I always get a kick out of "plumbing & heating" Once they get the plumbing ticket, they are heating experts too, as far as a/c, must be the copper piping :grin2:
  17. I would think any GP relay to TT of primary will...

    I would think any GP relay to TT of primary will turn the burner on, the real problem would be cycling the blower if board controls blower. If older style fan/limit, would be easier, and could even...
  18. I don't know about that, his wording sure sounded...

    I don't know about that, his wording sure sounded like a DIY , and more disturbing to me was the whining after the fact. Maybe after some time in the field, paying for school. insurance, tools, gas,...
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    That sounds like a lot of fun :grin2: Only good...

    That sounds like a lot of fun :grin2: Only good thing about jobs like this is, you knew it's better after
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    Gee, even all the the light bulbs are there and...

    Gee, even all the the light bulbs are there and working :)
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    After 20 + year's I've tried them all. My newest...

    After 20 + year's I've tried them all. My newest favorite is "The Larry Light"
    Real bright, not heavy at all, takes regular batteries, has a magnet, clip that's moveable, and it's under 12 bucks. ...
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    Start with a manual for unit, make sure it's the...

    Start with a manual for unit, make sure it's the way it should be. By change is house on water?

    P.S. Something like this a while back on the water, winter storms, used a gas draft regulator to...
  23. That's for the offer, but I learned to stay away...

    That's for the offer, but I learned to stay away from GC's over 20 years ago :grin2: P.S. This job sounds like a oil fired direct vent boiler along with hydro-air would have been the way to go,...
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    W/O a little more inform who knows could be...

    W/O a little more inform who knows could be overcharge or now that none of the ducts are blocked due to being empty air flow possible :grin2:
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    do you have od dry wet temps? With out these hard...

    do you have od dry wet temps? With out these hard for me to get SH, but sounds like a low charge so far.
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    Sometimes that's the best thing to do, that gut...

    Sometimes that's the best thing to do, that gut feeling. I do a lot of oil fired equipment and many times the customer can tell me what is wrong even throe they don't know it, without me wasting two...
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    Getting good air flow in air handler,indoor coil...

    Getting good air flow in air handler,indoor coil clean, is filter in place and clean?
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    I like doing service calls at my own house, I...

    I like doing service calls at my own house, I have to inform the lady of the house no IOU's :yes: :grin2:
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    I like doing service calls at my own house, I...

    I like doing service calls at my own house, I have to inform the lady of the house no IOU's :yes:
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    I'd start by complaining about the " professor "...

    I'd start by complaining about the " professor " first, if you aren't learning anything what's the since of paying to learn? I have a few year's on you I bet and it still frosts me when a teacher,...
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    I use Fieldpiece, one that goes on the meter. Are...

    I use Fieldpiece, one that goes on the meter. Are there better ones, yes, but considering many don't use anything but a guess or a Bic lighter....it get's me into the ball park as a rule.
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    I learned a long time ago to try to never work...

    I learned a long time ago to try to never work for friends or relative's :couchhide:
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    Just thinking out loud here, but how to you test...

    Just thinking out loud here, but how to you test them to know if they are even bad on your "Moneymaker calls as i often call them.lol "

    Careful might see you on the local news during a sting, :.02:
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    See it every year, guy's that are busy, doing a...

    See it every year, guy's that are busy, doing a lot work really thinking they are making money. :grin2:, Then after a season or two never to be seen again, because they don't have any $$ set aside...
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    I too have found that using a vane anemometer is...

    I too have found that using a vane anemometer is by far the easiest way to get a good reading on small to med. duct work.
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    I'm thinking someone started the job, and got the...

    I'm thinking someone started the job, and got the call, Stop what you are doing the check bounced :censored: :cheers:
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    I have a few, Fieldpiece HS36 is my first choice...

    I have a few, Fieldpiece HS36 is my first choice for quick troubleshooting, Fluke I use very rarely, so overpriced I guess I'm afraid to break it, and I never leave home w/o my whiggle's :grin2:
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    :ditto: If you can solder I don't know why you...

    :ditto: If you can solder I don't know why you wouldn't be able to braze after a hour of practice.
  39. Well do you have a sheet metal license, which is...

    Well do you have a sheet metal license, which is now required in MA for this type work? And the only correct way to answer your questions is to do a proper heat loss/gain. This from a licensed oil...
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    As a oil guy, I agree 99% about electrician's....

    As a oil guy, I agree 99% about electrician's. Something about that 24v stuff they don't understand. Now here's a good one, friend was moving a thermostat on the cape, in a sub shop because of a new...
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    I've seen this on the oil heat side too, I think...

    I've seen this on the oil heat side too, I think that due to the times new old stock, slow moving is being "reused" to make something else. I installed a boiler a couple of months ago that had date...
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    I hear you, but this was hot, forgot to mention...

    I hear you, but this was hot, forgot to mention it's always in shade :grin2:
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    Condenser to hot to touch?

    Went to a lack of cooling call on Friday afternoon, about all I had time to do was noticed the condenser coil and housing were really hot. The fan was running, but thunder storm's were rolling in and...
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    That is classic :grin2:

    That is classic :grin2:
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    Location,Location,Location makes all the...

    Location,Location,Location makes all the difference.
    When I first got into the oil heating business I tried to have it all after listening to other guys in the trade by the internet. But after a...
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    "With the new unit R and W are on the burner"...

    "With the new unit R and W are on the burner" where?
    Riello burner would need a relay as the primary doesn't have T-T.
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    Oscillating Multifunction Power Tool

    Oscillating Multifunction Power Tool from of all places Harbor Freight and on sale now for 23 bucks. I live and work in the Boston area and needless to say we have a lot of plaster around here. I use...
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    I would really put some effort into getting your...

    I would really put some effort into getting your journeyman's first, after that it would be time to talk raise.

    P.S. side note, you cost more than 11 dollars per hour to the company, they pay...
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    Sticky: Done, I to feel lonely very few near me.

    Done, I to feel lonely very few near me.
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    A member on another forum I belong to has posted...

    A member on another forum I belong to has posted some pictures from inside the tower, he's I think an inspector from a insurance underwriting company and is onsite weekly. Fyi there is a Subway sub...
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