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  1. Ain't that the truth! I talk to all these...

    Ain't that the truth!

    I talk to all these techs in supply houses that claim to check things, yet I've not once in 21 years happened upon a residential system that had proper test holes drilled in...
  2. I'm hoping things will get better over the next...

    I'm hoping things will get better over the next few years as RSES starts doing more online, and starts up virtual chapters.
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    Yeah, you don't want to insulate the capacitor,...

    Yeah, you don't want to insulate the capacitor, it needs to be able to get rid of heat.

    This is what I do, takes very little time, and is very secure.
    Leave one mounting screw loose while you...
  4. An XV18 heat pump system won't even run without a...

    An XV18 heat pump system won't even run without a TAM8C air handler.
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    More to the point, compared to the Veto Tec Pac...

    More to the point, compared to the Veto Tec Pac, all of the others are garbage.
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    http://www.johnfisherschool.org/sites/default/file...

    http://www.johnfisherschool.org/sites/default/files/uploads/users/12/JFSPunctuate.jpghttp://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/MjAxMy0wYTUyZGQyMTFlMTVlMTA5.png
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    It is extra thick thermal paste, you can get some...

    It is extra thick thermal paste, you can get some at most any place that sells computer parts, including Radio Shack.
    You can buy it in a syringe looking applicator for <$10.
    Just put a small...
  8. Until the XL850 comes out, the XL950 is the only...

    Until the XL850 comes out, the XL950 is the only option for the variable capacity system.
    The XL850 will be nearly identical to the 950, but will have the zoning capabilities removed, and have a...
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    All of the joints in that video were braze...

    All of the joints in that video were braze joints, not solder joints.
    The black stuff is not "slag."

    ;)
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    Now his refrigerant charging reference will be...

    Now his refrigerant charging reference will be warm, so he will be under charging systems...
  11. Even when you win an argument with a building...

    Even when you win an argument with a building inspector, you still loose...
  12. I'd highly recommend you have a full energy audit...

    I'd highly recommend you have a full energy audit done on the house, including both house and duct leakage testing.
    Chances are very high that the HVAC contractors work is not the only problem that...
  13. I've picked up more than a few new customers over...

    I've picked up more than a few new customers over the years via this site.
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    Yeap, eventually it gets to the point where you...

    Yeap, eventually it gets to the point where you have to pull everything out of the truck, separate the trash, and put the good stuff back in some semblance of order.
    Then you stand back admiring...
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    Another issue to consider is the application. ...

    Another issue to consider is the application.

    If the humidifier is being used to band-aid a leaky house, which is the norm, you will be much more likely to have service/satisfaction issues with...
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    Most manufacturers either recommend or require a...

    Most manufacturers either recommend or require a CC heater for low ambient cooling.

    Also need a head pressure control, TXV metering, and a hard start kit.

    Put the hard start kit in even if it...
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    My van looks like a disorganized mess at the...

    My van looks like a disorganized mess at the moment, but I know what I have, and where everything is, so it isn't really disorganized.

    It is a mess though. :o
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    Setting the flush interval to the lowest setting...

    Setting the flush interval to the lowest setting seemed to solve almost all of the issues with build up in the sensor well, and having to clean the tanks frequently, that a number of our customers...
  19. That is because it is very expensive, and the...

    That is because it is very expensive, and the last time Trane made an inverter driven residential outdoor unit, there were a great many drives returned under warranty, and from what I was told by a...
  20. I haven't compared at the extended performance...

    I haven't compared at the extended performance data between the two.

    If the installation location is beside someones house, with <10 feet between the house and a privacy fence, I can absolutely...
  21. Well, if you add the cost of the pieces to get...

    Well, if you add the cost of the pieces to get CO(have to hand pump that one), and O2 readings, and something for checking draft pressure, having to take 3 separate readings with 3 separate...
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    Good point, I forgot about the 12 year warranty!...

    Good point, I forgot about the 12 year warranty!

    Fortunately we have only ever had one 2 compressor unit that had compressor problems, and it was an XL1800 we installed early in 2002.
    Bad bad...
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    Yeah, I remember that from when you were sealing...

    Yeah, I remember that from when you were sealing the furnace/Water heater closet!:p



    Great, one less thing to do tomorrow!
    We can set up the blower door, do a quick test, then seal the top of...
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    There are plenty of out of warranty 2 compressor...

    There are plenty of out of warranty 2 compressor AS/Trane residential units.
    They started making XL19i units in '02 or '03when the cabinet style changed. Previous to that they had been making XL1800...
  25. I like a lot of Fieldpiece instruments, but based...

    I like a lot of Fieldpiece instruments, but based on their current offerings, I'd look somewhere besides besides them for a combustion analyzer.
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