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    I am a Master plumber and a Master HVAC guy and...

    I am a Master plumber and a Master HVAC guy and most plumbers I know would not have a clue as to where to start, no offense intended.
    I just know I have solved many building issues by looking at all...
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    The vents need to be at least 10 ft from the...

    The vents need to be at least 10 ft from the intakes, you can raise them up which looks easiest.
    You also need to check any drains to make sure they are not dry.
    Typical floor drains, parking lot...
  3. Wow! Sorry to hear about something like that! it...

    Wow! Sorry to hear about something like that! it is tougher getting attacked by two, I have been attacked by one before, I kicked his ass, picked him up and threw him 20 ft through the air.
    Home...
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    I still have one of these two ton Goodmans! I am...

    I still have one of these two ton Goodmans!
    I am listing them on Craigslist next week!
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    We are in Woodbridge VA, come for an interview,...

    We are in Woodbridge VA, come for an interview, we are looking for someone just like you!
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    Yes, we used a w to w hp. We are also using a...

    Yes, we used a w to w hp.
    We are also using a boiler for the hot water heater as backup and summer hot water.
    We have one air handler and a convector to do the small area in the basement.
    We can...
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    I will sell just one, that is a fair price. PM...

    I will sell just one, that is a fair price.
    PM and I will set it up.
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    Goodman used 2 ton heat pumps

    I have two Goodman heat pumps, 2 ton about 5 years old, r-22, they both work fine and are in good condition.
    Make me an offer, they in the DC area, I can deliver them to you with a decent offer, I...
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    We are in the DC metro area. Most of our work is...

    We are in the DC metro area.
    Most of our work is in Arlington and Alexandria, VA.
    We do some work in DC and MD.
  10. Thread: brazing

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    They had a kit they would send me, first you tin...

    They had a kit they would send me, first you tin the aluminum and add a piece over the hole, had to use a lazy flame and heat it to 300 degrees.

    It actually worked great, I never had one I...
  11. Thread: AHR show

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    AHR show

    Anyone else going to this show in Chicago?
    It is in January, 23-25 I believe.
    Cold cold cold!

    I do plan on going, anyone have suggestions for Chicago?
  12. Thread: brazing

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    If its copper coated, heat the copper, it will...

    If its copper coated, heat the copper, it will flow to the steel.

    If copper coated 15% works, otherwise 45%.
    I would recommend practicing some first if you can.

    I used to repair aluminum coils...
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    Commercial/Refrigeration service techs

    We are in search of experienced commercial and refrigeration service techs.
    Top pay for top techs!

    We are also starting a new controls division as well.( Carrier / CCN/ Automated logic)
    If you...
  14. If your duct work would support it! A big if! I...

    If your duct work would support it! A big if! I would go with a two stage 4 ton system, it would give you the best of both worlds!
    You should almost never need backup heat and it would help with...
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    Install a steam humidifier and control it with a...

    Install a steam humidifier and control it with a 9421 Honeywell t-stat with an outdoor sensor!
    I would go with a skuttle 60-1 or 60-2!
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    Water to Water Geothermal

    We just did our first water to water Geo! It turned out awesome!
    Customer loves it, we did two sections of the house with radiant floor heat, used a variable speed air handler for the cooling of...
  17. Concur with that one! The people should be...

    Concur with that one!

    The people should be arrested and put in jail!

    Also for impersonating a HVAC tech!

    The weiners have it!
  18. We are Masters at our craft. We don't make...

    We are Masters at our craft.
    We don't make stupid mistakes!

    Worst mistake was working for cheap customers!
    I don't do that anymore!
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    Your first mistake was purchasing from a big box...

    Your first mistake was purchasing from a big box store!

    You didn't know who was coming to install it!

    After that, you are on your own!
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    Its two sixes of one and twelve of the other I...

    Its two sixes of one and twelve of the other I believe.
    So it depends on how you want yours!
    You should be happy with either one.
    I am not a weather cap fan myself, the old ones you could take it...
  21. One more note as reported here many times,...

    One more note as reported here many times, installations are 80% installer and 20% equipment!

    Think about that before you purchase another system and do your homework!
  22. We have installed thousands of Heil systems. We...

    We have installed thousands of Heil systems.
    We do not use the builders model by any company, only Deluxe units
    We have never had any issues like you describe.

    Unfortunately, you ddn't do your...
  23. No, not yet. I will post it once I get them and...

    No, not yet. I will post it once I get them and install them, I am trying to get them as a warranty item.
  24. It changes directions of the refrigerant, the...

    It changes directions of the refrigerant, the second one I used a larger line set and did the trap. It is better than the first unit, I have not picked up the sound dampers yet, so I don't know how...
  25. I wouldn't in my own house! They will not be as...

    I wouldn't in my own house!
    They will not be as satisfied without the boiler unless they have a very tight house, not likely.
    I love my boiler and radiant floors!
  26. I ordered two of them today, thanks for the...

    I ordered two of them today, thanks for the information.
    I also found the manual from Carrier that references the kit and the suggested inverted traps.
    I am going to trap the other one since I...
  27. Low frequency vibration from line set, scroll compressor

    I just installed a carrier 38QRR024, the line set run is short, 21 ft. I isolated the line set so you can't here it, but I can still hear it. Very low frequency.
    The unit itself is very quiet.
    It...
  28. First Company still makes them I believe.

    First Company still makes them I believe.
  29. Thread: Angie's List

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    It would not be for me, just not a dependable...

    It would not be for me, just not a dependable gauge of knowledge based opinions!
    I would do more investigations, call them after hours, ask them for their references and call a few.
    Check with the...
  30. Thread: XYZ.com???

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    We would install it with no warranty and we...

    We would install it with no warranty and we actually add our markup into the price whether we furnished the equipment or not.
    So the total cost woiuld likely be higher.
  31. Thread: Angie's List

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    Personally I have found Angies list almost...

    Personally I have found Angies list almost useless to rate anyone.
    You have to remember you are trying to rate professionals!
    The average homeowner has no skills in rating a professional for their...
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    To me, no one item separates mechanics from...

    To me, no one item separates mechanics from technicians like the use of Nitrogen!
    If you call yourself Professional or a technician and yuor not using nitrogen, you are not!
    I did one thing in my...
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    I have a variable speeds, I run them 24/7/365....

    I have a variable speeds, I run them 24/7/365.
    never any mold, temp is always even in entire home.
    House always smeels fresh when I walk in.
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    Yes, we use them all the time! Just check out...

    Yes, we use them all the time!
    Just check out equivalent feet without them!
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    I am currently installing 2 carriers in my house...

    I am currently installing 2 carriers in my house at the beach.
    In my day to day home I have 3 Trane units and one Heil.
    I would also be happy putting in a Bryant.

    I would not use Amana,...
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    Cigar case humidity

    Anyone have any experience with cigar storage cases and setting them up for proper hunidity control?
    Which humidifier did you use and what kind of controls?
  37. You have my vote, I know you are in this trade...

    You have my vote, I know you are in this trade for all the right reasons!
    keep it up! This trade needs more professionals like you!
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    Nice rant, unfortunately most HO are not willing...

    Nice rant, unfortunately most HO are not willing to pay for the list so they don't get it.
    We have a commisioning report we do on every system.
    We do provide a detail quote which descibes what we...
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    The correct answer is as much as you can!

    The correct answer is as much as you can!
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    The Bryant is a quiter piece of equipment. I...

    The Bryant is a quiter piece of equipment.
    I would call them after hours and on a weekend to see what your response is, the one that replies the fastest gets the job.
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    We have used SAwin since day one. It is good...

    We have used SAwin since day one.
    It is good software for what we do.
    have 47 trucks on the road.
  42. Thread: wire size

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    The biggest issue we have in our is in extreme...

    The biggest issue we have in our is in extreme heat and extreme cold the power company drops the voltage to try and keep up.
    Naturally the amps go up, anything marginal is going to have a problem.
    ...
  43. Altherma by Daikin, have you installed one yet?

    Has anyone any feedback on these besides the high price?
    Seems like a good piece of equipmene with a few quirks though.
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    Everybody on this board with a license knows it...

    Everybody on this board with a license knows it is the installer and how well he checks everything out before he installs it.

    Did he check the coils to make sure nothing is touching, are any of...
  45. Thread: wire size

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    By the way, you have to wire it one way or the...

    By the way, you have to wire it one way or the other, why not do it right the first time!
    At least the OP asked the correct question!
  46. Thread: wire size

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    I sleep well at night and enjoy my vacations...

    I sleep well at night and enjoy my vacations immensely because I don't have to worry about something that might melt or burn up that I installed.

    I get to repair other peoples short cuts, I also...
  47. 1: an inflection of the tone or pitch of the...

    1: an inflection of the tone or pitch of the voice; specifically : the use of stress or pitch to convey meaning
    2: a regulating according to measure or proportion : tempering
    3: a change from one...
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    2 gallons, one gallon at a time!

    2 gallons, one gallon at a time!
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    If the one you are using is inverter driven, size...

    If the one you are using is inverter driven, size the unit for your heating load or at least check it to make sure, most of the time the unit will make it.
    I have had a few I have upsized one size...
  50. •Modulating Function: when used with a modulating...

    •Modulating Function: when used with a modulating or communicating thermostat, modulation rate between 40% and 100% of total capacity

    I am not out of my league, it does modulate, but it starts at...
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