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    You sure that is B-Vent? Aluminum liner? It looks...

    You sure that is B-Vent? Aluminum liner? It looks like galv steel single wall (rust). Yes that was a "wet vent".
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    Well he couldn't run the flue pipe through the...

    Well he couldn't run the flue pipe through the Spacegard filter on top. Still gets an F for fail.
  3. Called for an estimate to do something that would...

    Called for an estimate to do something that would work. A two story that has no access for much of anything. I didn't say anything but all I could think of was offering a match.
  4. I didn't bother looking this place over any...

    I didn't bother looking this place over any further. I did pull the furnace door panel, like I thought this is a down flow furnace sucking air through the coil on top with b-vent through return air...
  5. The Nest thermostat is the lipstick this install needed

    This guy just bought this house and paid more than you want to know for it, over 1 mil. House was heavily remodeled by Pryor owner. He says realtor made him sign a document that he knows the HVAC...
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  7. The new installs: Furnace room access doors are...

    The new installs:
    Furnace room access doors are now weather stripped. Plywood is sealed. Ductboard lined return air cavity's.
    Supply air cans sealed with caulking to drywall so air does not flow...
  8. Duplex getting two new 3-ton a/c's and much more

    This is an old place but we were able to turn chicken **** into chicken soup.
    Gas Co. red tagged furnace due to the return air chamber not being air tight. Holes in wood platforms. Time to bring...
  9. How about some attic air and dust - suck it up and breath it in

    Owner was puzzled and annoyed at all the dust he was seeing on his furniture when he would use his upstairs HVAC system. I wonder why?

    Photo shows return air "filter back" wall grill (open in...
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    Thanks for sharing your story and pictures Brian,...

    Thanks for sharing your story and pictures Brian, mentally I bet this event just reinforces your MO (method of operation). Good job being safe.
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    You can see he took classroom instruction well,...

    You can see he took classroom instruction well, there is a pressure tap after the drier(s) so he could check pressure drop. By flow comment was interesting however this is straight a/c
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    Filter drier redundancy

    I have been doing this a long time and have never seen anyone do this before, and I hate tar tape. Giving estimate to replace equipment. Will cut out all this, flush lines, and hook up new R410A...
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    Wow, his installation does not have a ground so...

    Wow, his installation does not have a ground so it just about kills you cause your getting juiced and he won't fix? Let's just have the next guy work on it.

    He may be right, I think the statue...
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    We would also do the electrical however, I just...

    We would also do the electrical however, I just had one of my installers move to Colorado and he tells me their State requires a licensed electrician to connect up his equipment on new installations....
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    I think he described high voltage getting into a...

    I think he described high voltage getting into a low voltage system via a fried circuit board.

    Back in the old days factory wiring had a lot of insulation on wiring. Then the approval agencies...
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    Does not engage power to all three legs. ...

    Does not engage power to all three legs.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v4YnIFELgL8
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    No A/C service call. This installation has a...

    No A/C service call. This installation has a Zinsco circuit breaker. Wonder what's wrong with this picture? Looks like the money shot to me.

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  18. Thread: Side job Bob

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    So much for unobstructed access to gas meters....

    So much for unobstructed access to gas meters. Plopped it right where your not allowed to place it. Vent pipes are to close to gas meters too.

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    Glad we could offer you this bit of information...

    Glad we could offer you this bit of information on this site and I am glad you asked this question in case others did not see or get this. In this case, better to ask then be fried.
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    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/8PC8Ky.j...

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    Unless it has happened to you this could be easily missed. The disconnect is turned off yet the blades have not disconnected from the power...
  21. Thread: sman3 Leak

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    They have the best customer service hands down....

    They have the best customer service hands down. Russell will take care of you.
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    Zinsco electrical panel:...

    Zinsco electrical panel:
    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/913/zCnYCT.jpg

    When you see a Zinsco or Federal Pacific electrical circuit breaker panel be careful! They may contain defect...
  23. Thread: Got shocked

    by JKopp
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    Tim, If you could post the complete model...

    Tim,

    If you could post the complete model number of this disconnect box (as much as you can see as I see some is missing). This will take some time to go through the system however, if your like...
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    Hi Terry, I e-mailed you, forwarded the original...

    Hi Terry, I e-mailed you, forwarded the original document I received for review. It's ok with me. I think that was the intent of this class instructor who authored this was to have as many soles as...
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    This had me checking and looking things over more...

    This had me checking and looking things over more carefully as I serviced equipment today and this is what I find. This unit had the condenser fan motor replaced. I did not like the fact the wire...
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    This is for everyone to share. Bring this up at...

    This is for everyone to share. Bring this up at your next safety meeting (your company is required to have them meetings once a week). It this information saves one persons life it was worth sharing.
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    Thanks for that CircusEnvy You have my up most...

    Thanks for that CircusEnvy You have my up most respect.

    All of this reminds me of Tim a HVAC Service Tech in Arizona who is lucky to be alive. He was just opening a service disconnect for a roof...
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    Tech Electrocuted Changing Air Filter

    To the person(s) responsible for installing and wiring this equipment you belong on the wall of shame and to the persons that have overlooked this simple fact or saw it and did nothing you too....
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    Looking good. So you don't have issues connecting...

    Looking good. So you don't have issues connecting a coil drain and fau drain together without trapping and venting the coil drain? This is due to positive s/a pressures that would be present in the...
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    I like how your photo just caught where this one...

    I like how your photo just caught where this one was made. One guess? CHINA2007. Now that lasted way longer then one would expect. How as the charge, air filter etc? I often find these to be like a...
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    I see your point. B vent is not approved as the...

    I see your point. B vent is not approved as the inners (aluminum) will corrode away risking a fire hazard. This is due to the amount of wet time within the vent. It's not right or approved with...
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    Thanks for the replies. Interesting he left this...

    Thanks for the replies. Interesting he left this 4' section of transite as that is the roof and roof flashing right above. All accessible. These concrete pipes can never heat up so flue gases fall in...
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    How many years did it take to discover this?

    A property inspector I know very well passed along this find. This is the insides of a residential electrical breaker panel showing the grounding bar on the left and the neutral bar on the right. You...
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    Licensed plumber installs tankless water heater

    I would expect this from a DIY homeowner, but to have a licensed plumber pull this one. Why? House is from the 70's and the existing Transite vent was left in place. He though he could just hook his...
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    Very cool. Does any of that end up in the print...

    Very cool. Does any of that end up in the print version?
  36. New Lennox system - got rid of the yellow fluffy stuff

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    Bubble wrap for supply air...
  37. Yes, but this unit is "egg shaped" and we...

    Yes, but this unit is "egg shaped" and we installed the narrow sides so unit would fit with the most clearance. Turning it would have been much tighter clearance to house and block wall. Not always...
  38. The vent system if sized properly is all at a...

    The vent system if sized properly is all at a negative pressure. That is why there is no tape on connections that aren't "air tight". Air is actually sucked in at these connections. Once the vent...
  39. The manufacture considers the trap as an option....

    The manufacture considers the trap as an option. We do it because our equipment is installed in unconditioned space so any air blowing out a tee fitting or the line is a waste of energy. The trap...
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    This is what we do when the furnace is on a...

    This is what we do when the furnace is on a platform and the return air chamber and grill is right below. Also you want to check that the return air grill is sized large enough. The bar type grill is...
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    Manufacture approves setting furnace directly on...

    Manufacture approves setting furnace directly on wood up flow/horizontal models.

    We have lined only a few with metal usually because of rodent control. IE vet hospital with food inside building....
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    Ahh, concentric kit.

    Ahh, concentric kit.
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    The furnace a Cat 1 appliance is not positive...

    The furnace a Cat 1 appliance is not positive pressure in the venting system. People see the vent blower and think that it is but it's not. The blower only induces a draft within the furnace. The...
  45. Thread: It's perfect!

    by JKopp
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    If only our customers felt this satisfied. Man's...

    If only our customers felt this satisfied. Man's best friend and they deserve some comfort.
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    That's a dam good idea! I need one of them...

    That's a dam good idea! I need one of them disposable razors.

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  47. Thread: It's perfect!

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    It's perfect!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7SZJ6PEH8Gs
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    The furnace and water heater are set in the...

    The furnace and water heater are set in the garage and has high and low combustion air vents to the outside. We wrapped the Rubitex pipe insulation with 10 mil rubber pipe wrap 2" tape. Inspectors...
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    Thanks hvactechnd and thanks hearthman for that...

    Thanks hvactechnd and thanks hearthman for that detailed follow up. Always learning stuff on this site.
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    Thanks for quoting the section. A lot of times...

    Thanks for quoting the section. A lot of times with residential one can open a slider or window to get to a receptacle. Commercial such as on a roof generally has an outlet on at least one of the...
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