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  1. Poll: turn down the sun a few degrees isn't a choice?

    turn down the sun a few degrees isn't a choice?
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    did anyone notice the washer drain box? looks...

    did anyone notice the washer drain box? looks like washer hose not in.
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    If you have a low ceiling, might want all the...

    If you have a low ceiling, might want all the height you can get for the near boiler piping.
  4. Big duct, for big air. My 2 ton/60k furnace has...

    Big duct, for big air. My 2 ton/60k furnace has a 14" round return duct. If you have a blower w/.2 esp test pressure, then you'll really have big ducts. Many of the Trane a/hs I put in would get...
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    If I recall, the shaft was clean, don't remember...

    If I recall, the shaft was clean, don't remember built up metal on it. Did note that the sump heater was bad, and that the motor side was pristine, looked like brand new. Some of the pistons did...
  6. yeah, what he said. undercover cops also have...

    yeah, what he said.

    undercover cops also have limits, otherwise it's called entrapment. They can't simply walk around neighborhoods randomly knocking on doors to sell drugs. they have a suspicion...
  7. I'm curious: how they came up w/ tampering...

    I'm curious:

    how they came up w/ tampering w/gov documents.

    how pretending to buy body parts is a crime, but selling them isn't.



    Would point out that Food Lion got like this when their...
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    I was wondering the same thing. took reeds apart...

    I was wondering the same thing. took reeds apart on some of the heads, but none were bent up. Thought maybe wear was causing on piston to hit head and maybe that broke a rod?
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    Not sure if piston ring cracked and seized...

    Not sure if piston ring cracked and seized piston, or if this was due to everything else flying apart.
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    After taking more covers off and spilling oil on...

    After taking more covers off and spilling oil on floor, got to this:
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    a compressor autopsy

    reading "commercial refrig for a/c techs" and remembered there's an old compressor sitting in back of shop.
    We had saved it since were curious why was shaking so bad. Old carrier unit w/semi...
  12. As a part time help in company equipment or a...

    As a part time help in company equipment or a stand alone tech in his own van?
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    ha ha ha, yes, its "OK" to replace that coil....

    ha ha ha, yes, its "OK" to replace that coil. don't feel bad about it, especially w/$400 elec bill it would go a long ways to get efficiency out the unit.

    It may "work" in theory, but the old coil...
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    slave traders still operated out of US ports even...

    slave traders still operated out of US ports even after abolition for a number of years.

    slavery was abolished at state level in some states before at federal level.
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    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=diagram+of+fi...

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=diagram+of+fireplace+and+chimney&id=41566EE6580C2DEDB67746A60E7CC53749A775AA&FORM=IQFRBA

    the issue w/converting a masonry flue to a chimney. fireplace is under...
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    sounds like a question for a mason. I'd say no,...

    sounds like a question for a mason. I'd say no, since a chimney sits on top of the structure that forms the fireplace.

    not sure what the hole in the side chimney is called, but the clay pipe is...
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    x2 on insulate downstrs piping. could throttle...

    x2 on insulate downstrs piping. could throttle back the vlaves on downstrs rads to get more flow upstrs.

    Old school thing would be to have 2 stage tstat- 1st stage is pump and second stage would...
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    chillers cooling water/ice/salts using absorption...

    chillers cooling water/ice/salts using absorption cycle powered by solar heat?
  19. All the condensing gas furnaces I see are 10% O2...

    All the condensing gas furnaces I see are 10% O2 range. they depend on the secondary for part of the heat transfer process.

    on a non-condensing boiler you would want a lower O2, as w/ an oil...
  20. Nuclear plants don't shut on/off like a light...

    Nuclear plants don't shut on/off like a light switch. One power co in Va has two hydroelectric dams. supposedly the low demand times at night keep the nukes stable by pumping water from the lower...
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    possibly an animal got in under sheetmetal cover...

    possibly an animal got in under sheetmetal cover for ducts out back of unit/ under crawlspace and tore holes in flex duct, I've seen several cases of that this year so far.

    If its a tight crawl,...
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    67 supply temperature? there has to be a return...

    67 supply temperature? there has to be a return leak if the furnace is running, or the ducts are connected backwards.
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    Lennox has solar panel assisted units, they do...

    Lennox has solar panel assisted units, they do not store charge.
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    that sounds like the best route at this time....

    that sounds like the best route at this time. thanks for responses.

    the old coolers shell is looking its age as well, rusted through to the foam inside and out, gaps open at the seams, etc.

    ...
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    I got the compressors numbers I was able to read-...

    I got the compressors numbers I was able to read-
    copelametic LAL1-0310-CAB the unit had CRAM0300 CAB001 on nameplate

    LAC1-0310-CAB was on another compressor

    at this point its probably...
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    or yourself

    or yourself
  27. or get braze in txv. I think the universal kits...

    or get braze in txv. I think the universal kits have the adapters to different style fittings.
  28. Although they do make that version of cfl, When...

    Although they do make that version of cfl, When you head butt them in a confined space, they still break.
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    Two of the four systems have leaks- there's oil...

    Two of the four systems have leaks- there's oil on txv on one, and solenoid valve on another. two of evaps are replacements.

    crawled up and looked at txv on one evap, and had three refrigerants...
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    Guess the refrigerant!

    was sent out to do a site visit for a maintenance contract estimate. didn't know it would be refrigerators till got there.

    Ancient looking stuff, 70s vintage from what company rep said (he's also...
  31. The cfls on the market now have a lower power...

    The cfls on the market now have a lower power factor than can be manufactured, wanted to get them out on the market so let that slide.

    If enough of those are in use, could affect the ability of...
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    anyone have pics? was at a hardware store and saw...

    anyone have pics? was at a hardware store and saw some old stuff there- including some mercury pilot sensors looked like trane furnaces had yrs ago. not sure if same thing.

    also saw a new pot...
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    Just have one that says "bathroom". Now you just...

    Just have one that says "bathroom". Now you just have to install one. done.
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    Do floor after, won't be any boo-boos to cry over...

    Do floor after, won't be any boo-boos to cry over later.
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    sump heaters?

    sump heaters?
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    3' run from regulator, so not much pipe run. Was...

    3' run from regulator, so not much pipe run. Was so short pvc run didn't worry w/the ell type. wall to left is outside wall.
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    I keep it in regular 30gallon trash cans until...

    I keep it in regular 30gallon trash cans until time to take to dumpster site. I have seen some trash trucks running in area in country, so may be service available.

    Like Poodle said, separating...
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    That's an oooolllllld unit.

    That's an oooolllllld unit.
  39. water leak under house spraying against...

    water leak under house spraying against something? Heard the fan running in furnace one time when young, noted hat the furnace wasn't on when went to other side house. being curious, crawled under...
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    Funny timing. one of those engineering disaster...

    Funny timing. one of those engineering disaster shows last night was going on about elevator techs leaving jumper wires in the controls and people getting chopped up in the door openings, etc..
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    Home trash? We have convenience dumpster sites to...

    Home trash? We have convenience dumpster sites to drop off trash. home construction debris you have to take to the landfill.

    At work a company empties the dumpster at call.
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    I don't believe that water heater belongs in...

    I don't believe that water heater belongs in there, either.
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    didn't intend to change any settings, just...

    didn't intend to change any settings, just throwing it out there. Wanted to find to reading range on the control to see if was in range or not, indicating that the problem could be there.

    Don't...
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    I was in a pinch one time and pulled the dist...

    I was in a pinch one time and pulled the dist assy off a coil. guessed at a #90 piston and the thing worked quite nicely.


    Last dist assy I got excited about was out an Airtemp. looked like would...
  45. OP stated that it trips when garage door opened....

    OP stated that it trips when garage door opened. sounds like draft issue.

    yes, have someone look at it, the switch only trips when flue gases are leaking into house instead of going up chimney.
    ...
  46. I always thought of the Trane commercial tstat as...

    I always thought of the Trane commercial tstat as analog- variable voltage output. as opposed to regular home tstats, that have and on/off signal.

    I assume he means a mechanical tstat or digital...
  47. could always check airflow thru bypass and add...

    could always check airflow thru bypass and add damper to throttle back to spec airflow through humidifier. this would limit bypass airflow. If that's an "N" coil, would be seeing higher static than...
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    took the pic awhile back, don't recall if it was...

    took the pic awhile back, don't recall if it was catv of aluminum siding ground. either way, that ain't gonna work.
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    I got some weather strippimg for my house, looks...

    I got some weather strippimg for my house, looks like folded pc plastic strip. can be used on the hinge side door and on side window sashes (like the bronze stuff). works quite nicely. the bead and...
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    Thanks for replys. Don't know why the manual...

    Thanks for replys. Don't know why the manual didn't cover that.

    We've only have a few boilers in the past yr or two that have this control on it. Had a school contract for one yr that had...
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