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  1. Thread: Rotobrush

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    Haven't really looked at many systems yet beyond...

    Haven't really looked at many systems yet beyond a brief cruise of the internet. Duct cleaning is something we have previously thought about doing and the idea of adding the service crept up again....
  2. Thread: Rotobrush

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    So getting back to the original question (which...

    So getting back to the original question (which is a bit old)...is rotobrush a worthwhile system for us folks up north with sheet metal duct systems that go from the basement up, with returns...
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    My only experience with unit isn't great; it is...

    My only experience with unit isn't great; it is marketed as more of a retail / direct to homeowner product. Installing an air conditioning / heat pump is not something to be done with EPA...
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    have used an inficon unit with good results, but...

    have used an inficon unit with good results, but can't compare to the other models you listed. make sure unit is maintained and try not to leave in truck through temperature swing weather.
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    Okay, I read the thread...and I'm very much into...

    Okay, I read the thread...and I'm very much into supporting the smaller, more client focused company...but I'm left with a few questions:

    (1) difference btw 1200 and 1250 digi

    (2) does the digi...
  6. I haven't looked at these in a while...passed...

    I haven't looked at these in a while...passed last time because of the (1) cost of the equipment, (2) higher % charged for mobile processing, (3) was told by Nextel rep (they were an accessory to the...
  7. Thread: UEI Tools

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    UEI Tools

    Looking for some objective feedback on UEI field tools. We have a great relationship a supplier in town but they only carry UEI tools. Have used some with no complaints...but maybe we don't know...
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    Look at the energy consumption of the proposed...

    Look at the energy consumption of the proposed 'window shaker' application and that of an E-Star rated unit designed for dehumidification. I agree that the Aprilaire (and others) are a bit of a...
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    Sealing the canister lights - - just curious as...

    Sealing the canister lights - - just curious as to the method you employed to do so - - the only approach I've heard is lining a 5 gallon bucket with fire board and placing it upside down over the...
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    Aprilaire redesigned their literature to go head...

    Aprilaire redesigned their literature to go head to head with the Trane unit. I think Trane, like other manufacturers, is just looking to expand revenues by catching a larger percentage of consumer...
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    Dougo... fair enough. I agree with you on...

    Dougo...

    fair enough. I agree with you on piece work...too much incentive for folks to cut corners. So then you try and follow-up with some sort of "non call back" incentive. But the reality...
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    dougfamous always asserts that others are bitter,...

    dougfamous always asserts that others are bitter, but his (her?) posts...

    blaming an HVAC employer for not delivering level work flow throughout the year is a bit out of line...one can't create...
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    We pay employees for a solid referral opportunity...

    We pay employees for a solid referral opportunity regardless if it sells, spiff employees for any sales to current customers and offer a bonus commission to anyone that brings an outside referral in...
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    anyone can rationalize what serves their own best...

    anyone can rationalize what serves their own best interests. some companies treat their employees like dogs and try to bleed customers dry. our firm (primarily residential) pretty much guarantees...
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    We remove about one of those low boys a day...

    We remove about one of those low boys a day during the winter season in the Buffalo metro market...and run across them on service from time to time (but there is little to service, and long time...
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    Anyone out there have experience with installing...

    Anyone out there have experience with installing these units? We have installed some with great customer satisfaction - curious as to the input of others.
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    We started installing the units about a year ago...

    We started installing the units about a year ago and haven't encountered issues yet (knock on wood). Just be sure to follow the installation guidelines (i.e. gas line sizing, gas line configuration,...
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    John Lloyd - Curious to know what you find about...

    John Lloyd - Curious to know what you find about the refrigerant issues. Based on the EPA course, there is a difference between intentionally venting refrigerant and "topping off" a system known to...
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    Technically speaking, the EPA doesn't really have...

    Technically speaking, the EPA doesn't really have anything that punishes on a 50# or less system. When I certified a year ago they basically said you could refill a leaking system with 20# a week...
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    To echo, Carrier and Bryant are the same (if you...

    To echo, Carrier and Bryant are the same (if you are comparing equivalent models) but Bryant is market as more of a 'value' product compared to Carrier. In short, the brand recognition of the...
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    I think I know where we differ...in our market...

    I think I know where we differ...in our market (NY), HVAC equipment is in basement, not attic. If we install an air handler in attic an insulated 'room' is built around the primary components. This...
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    Not sure if I read the original post correctly...

    Not sure if I read the original post correctly but...

    Do NOT insulate the roof deck itself. Insulate the attic floor (i.e. living space ceiling). The goal is to keep the attic air close to...
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    How does Keeprite compare to Heil and Tempstar in...

    How does Keeprite compare to Heil and Tempstar in the ICP lineup. Seems like everything in the box is the same, just curious where they price it.
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    Where does Keeprite fit in the ICP line-up in...

    Where does Keeprite fit in the ICP line-up in relation to Heil, Tempstar?
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    A filter that is too restrictive based on the CFM...

    A filter that is too restrictive based on the CFM design of the system is definitely a bad idea. My experience the 3M 1" filters usually fall into this category. The larger width filters have a...
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