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    It sounds like he tried to balance by blocking...

    It sounds like he tried to balance by blocking the flow of air at a vent that was getting more than the rest, forcing that blocked air to find another way out (the vent that wasn't getting much air)....
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    Thanks for the info

    Thank you for the information. I got way more than I thought I would. He was going to go to school because he has the GI bill from the Army. He may decide to do school for an intro, then go to a...
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    Information for HVAC in New York

    I have a friend who lives in New York. The other day he expressed some interest in going to HVAC school. He called me to ask if I had any information for him. Since I have never been to New York, I...
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    Information for HVAC in New York

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    I used to drive from Ft. Lewis to Bothell quite a...

    I used to drive from Ft. Lewis to Bothell quite a bit. I can remember hearing about fatal accidents on I-5. I can't remember when, but I heard that the police were looking for a semi truck that lost...
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    The best one I ever saw was at an engineers house...

    The best one I ever saw was at an engineers house in Maui.

    So he would not lose conditioned air, he vented the fart fan into the return plenum!

    Even better, when I asked him if he wanted me to...
  7. Thread: MMM BOY!!!

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    lol, looks like somebody misread the cieling...

    lol, looks like somebody misread the cieling height on the print!!
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    when did Chainsaw start caring enough to put...

    when did Chainsaw start caring enough to put return plenums on the return side?

    I heard that they went union. Anybody else hear that?
  9. matt_tech, if you open your eyes while you work,...

    matt_tech, if you open your eyes while you work, you could be their king.

    If you used your brain while you work, you could be their king.

    If you cared at all, you could be their king!
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    I had to change one of the gable units out last...

    I had to change one of the gable units out last summer. It should be on the wall of shame!

    HO wanted DIRECT REPLACEMENT, but boss said they didn't make the same unit in straight cool anymore, but...
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    Thanks for the reply, Does your company just...

    Thanks for the reply,
    Does your company just keep them around and hope that they learn the basics, or do you make their employment conditional upon learning to do simple tasks?
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    Hey Payson, I get out that way (Sun City) once...

    Hey Payson,
    I get out that way (Sun City) once in while, but I worked there 3 days in the past two weeks. It seems like everyone out there wants to tell you their life story and watch every move you...
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    Okay, some people seem to have gotten it. When I...

    Okay, some people seem to have gotten it. When I said I made fun of him, it was like the standard hard time that everyone gives their co-workers. He took it as it was, and he was laughing the next...
  14. protective painting

    When I worked in Hawaii, we would send a brand new unit over to the painting bays next door. The guy would spray on a protective coating similar to factory color. They held up well with the coating.
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    Sorry to break the rules by not having a picture...

    Sorry to break the rules by not having a picture to post with this, but it truly does belong on the wall of shame.


    I do some service, but I'm officially an installer. I walked into the office...
  16. I work part-time for a company while going to...

    I work part-time for a company while going to college. The owner is awesome, and they allow me to have the flexible hours I need, but.....

    I've taken several pictures and my boss says he can't...
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    Been there, done that! Watch out for fire...

    Been there, done that!

    Watch out for fire sprinkler pipe hiding underneath all that insulation, too!

    Last summer I spent half of a day in the attic fixing a Chainsaw Charlie job just like this....
  18. Oops. I was trying to be funny but I messed up...

    Oops. I was trying to be funny but I messed up the intersection. I was trying to say your office was at 19th ave and Mountain View. It was a low blow though. That's where the crooks in the Chainsaw...
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    My thoery on the A/S & Trane is that there is a...

    My thoery on the A/S & Trane is that there is a reason they manufacture like units under different names. From what I've heard people go with A/S because of a price break. I know from my experience...
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    It's not just us talking about how bad goodman...

    It's not just us talking about how bad goodman units are. I read a consumer reports article that showed statistics on failure rates of units by brand. They were reporting on residential gas furnaces....
  21. Common things elsewhere - such as the importance...

    Common things elsewhere - such as the importance of a visible secondary drain termination, 7/8 & 3/8 copper is not the only size lineset available,the quality of system does not increase with the...
  22. I had that happen on a Rheem before, Primary...

    I had that happen on a Rheem before, Primary Drain pan cracked, when I started it up condensate appeared to be fine. A week and a half later we get a call from the HO asking if it's normal to have...
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    Yeah, I have one on my house. It's an 18 year old...

    Yeah, I have one on my house. It's an 18 year old model and I'm waiting on it to go out to replace it, but since I've seen ones older than that running, I'm thinking it may be a while. I'm ready...
  24. I'd say you were in the metro area on that second...

    I'd say you were in the metro area on that second one. Oh, maybe Castles & Coasters. I believe it's a short drive from your shop at Dunlap and 19th ave! Sorry, that was a low blow! Forgive me Payson.
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    Maybe Goettl/Del Web was the start of it! I nly...

    Maybe Goettl/Del Web was the start of it! I nly met two guys who worked at Goettl and didn't think much of either of them! I don't think much of their design, but I can't really knock the tanks that...
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    Florida must be a lot like Hawaii. I did A/C on...

    Florida must be a lot like Hawaii. I did A/C on Maui and we had the same things. HOA's would dictate what could and couldn't be visible. Needless to say, there were NO units on the roof. All splits,...
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    Yeah, he told me Goettl stopped making the...

    Yeah, he told me Goettl stopped making the straight cool over/under. Hope I don't get those jobs in the future.


    BTW, I found out which company is right up there with Chainsaw Charlie. Let's see...
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    Wow, that's it. That design has go to be one of...

    Wow, that's it. That design has go to be one of the worst. I don't know, but the boss said he could only get a Heat pump to replace the old one with. Also the new one has a board. So what I'm worried...
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    I had never seen on quite like this house. You...

    I had never seen on quite like this house. You know how they hang the Evap Coolers on the side of the house or set them on towers and have it blow in through the gable? It was like that only it was a...
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    Sorry, no pics. Went to Sun City today to change...

    Sorry, no pics. Went to Sun City today to change out
    Goettl over/unders
    Crane set is 9:30
    ready to go @ 8:00.
    home owner gets home with his friend, you got it, the guy who did Air Conditioning...
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    They had to notice the leak. I actually worked...

    They had to notice the leak. I actually worked for a company that wanted both lines insulated in the wall, "so you don't here the refrigerant going through". I didn't notice a difference though.
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    Payson that Webb is about a mile from our shop....

    Payson that Webb is about a mile from our shop. We go there all the time. You can't beat the free soda either!
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    I answered my own question, is that like talking...

    I answered my own question, is that like talking to yourself?

    http://www.fujitsugeneral.com/wallmounted.htm

    I went to the website and selected the installation manual for the 3 ton model. On...
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    I'm not 100 percent sure, but aren't you supposed...

    I'm not 100 percent sure, but aren't you supposed to insulate both liquid and suction lines on the Fujitsu mini-splits?
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    If you're wrong - I'm wrong. I was taught to do...

    If you're wrong - I'm wrong. I was taught to do the same thing, run the copper up and over the AHU. Does keep it out of the way of service panels. Do post any textbook info you have on this, I'm...
  36. I thought it looked familiar, our shop is only a...

    I thought it looked familiar, our shop is only a 2-3 minute drive from there, but a lot of those places look alike. They just got that new machine. I was there a month ago and all the guys were...
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    I do a few things to make it easier. I put the...

    I do a few things to make it easier. I put the blowout on it, doesn't take any time at all. The companies don't want to pay for this, but if I help out a buddy, or do any work for my family, I put in...
  38. Payson, was that around 79th ave, south of olive?...

    Payson, was that around 79th ave, south of olive? The one I go to is called Triangle Metals.

    I don't like the run cap bandit's method either. Seems like you're asking for something to go wrong if...
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    I have to assume that's the lead man holding the...

    I have to assume that's the lead man holding the helper, I don't know any helper I've ever had that I would trust to hold me like that. That's where you turn to your helper and say, "You wanna learn...
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    You know how you add in the blowout and cap it...

    You know how you add in the blowout and cap it when not in use? We used to do that on every install, they don't want to buy the 19 cent cap here in AZ though. I'm about to install my own unit and...
  41. I agree that those things can happen. They...

    I agree that those things can happen. They shouldn't, but things are overlooked every day. However, if you're paid good money to install and A/C system you should find out a few things before you...
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    I had heard from an old service manager that HVAC...

    I had heard from an old service manager that HVAC in Korea is crazy. He told me that when they build an apartment or office building, companies would mount the condenser right outside of the window....
  43. I saw a lot of the same stuff at a metal shop...

    I saw a lot of the same stuff at a metal shop here in Peoria. We will actually outsource to one of these shops if we have a lot of metal for a job. Since they have all of the fancy machinery, they...
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    Thanks, I've got a friend who wants me to check...

    Thanks, I've got a friend who wants me to check his unit and service it. I think I may have to build a DB 2000 this weekend and put it to the test. My only question is, should I go with flame decals...
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    next time I do one I'll take a picture. There is...

    next time I do one I'll take a picture. There is usually a splitter inside, basically a piece of sheetmetal down the middle. It's got a 90 degree flange on the side that faces the unit, and the side...
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    what does the nozzle tip consist of?

    what does the nozzle tip consist of?
  47. I know that it keeps us busy, but when I see...

    I know that it keeps us busy, but when I see something like that I just shake my head and wonder how people can do that. I hope that the roofing contractor gets what he deserves!
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    Thanks for letting us know it would be on. I just...

    Thanks for letting us know it would be on. I just got here 1 year ago, but they were still talking about the sting channel 12, or whoever, did a couple years ago. I knew a tech who went to school...
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    I saw a lot of these in Hawaii. I love when you...

    I saw a lot of these in Hawaii. I love when you put the hand truck under them, lift it up, and the compressor falls right out of the bottom. Salty sea breeze tears them up in a hurry!
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    I was at my friends house (91st and Deer Valley)...

    I was at my friends house (91st and Deer Valley) and everybody was talking in the back yard, then there was a loud noise and everybody got this wierd look on thier face. One even asked what that...
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