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  1. That's a load shedding box from SCE. Power...

    That's a load shedding box from SCE. Power company can shut down unit as needed.
  2. Yes, colder climates require b-vent all the way...

    Yes, colder climates require b-vent all the way back to the appliance but I imagine you try to install 90%+ in those areas as much as possible.

    For us, the vent flex connector is much better to...
  3. New Lennox system, I did the indoor, my Apprentice did the outdoor

    Equipment:
    XC16-060 Lennox two-stage air conditioner
    C33-49C Lennox cooling coil with R410A TXV valve
    SL280UH090XV60C Lennox two-stage variable forced air furnace (80% AFUE)
    Honeywell two-stage...
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    My Brother would always be sure to layer some...

    My Brother would always be sure to layer some cloth duct tape down the 1-1/2" duct strapping if it was in an area that someone might grab onto it.
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    Careful handling Lennox sheet metal

    I know I know, where gloves. He was but he left them in the attic.

    My installer came out of the attic to check on our apprentice outside. He was doing a great job setting and hooking up the a/c...
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    Very nice work. I also don't see the air gap in...

    Very nice work. I also don't see the air gap in combo condensate line?

    We have 3rd party testing for duct leakage so I like to seal air flowing from the coil condensate drain with a J-Trap and...
  7. Lets review this again: Two techs do a coupon...

    Lets review this again:
    Two techs do a coupon $77 precision tune-up on a working air conditioning unit.
    They wash down the condenser coil.
    Check the electrical and run capacitor inside the unit....
  8. I like the last line. "However this case is...

    I like the last line. "However this case is decided, it's a wake-up call for all contractors: Ignorance and inattention in the field may be a crime."
  9. Glad to see others are as anal as I am about...

    Glad to see others are as anal as I am about this. If your not, just Google image search “ladder on freeway”. Wouldn’t want to be the cause of any of that.
    ...
  10. I'm, pretty sure DOT (Department of...

    I'm, pretty sure DOT (Department of Transportation) is the Feds.
  11. DOT approved method of securing extention ladder on work truck

    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/829/aszx.jpg

    Not acceptable, in fact I know it's not.

    Not approved:
    Bungee Cords
    T-Stat Wire
    Duct Tape or any kind of tape

    Approved:
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    And he said your bucket of live wires is good to...

    And he said your bucket of live wires is good to go. If that is before the meter and the utility co sees that they will pull the service and wires to the building until a certified electrician...
  13. Thread: Got shocked

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    I also make customers replace pull out...

    I also make customers replace pull out disconnects that have missing or broken dead plates. When one only needs to open front cover to touch live electrical what is going to stop a young child from...
  14. Thread: Got shocked

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    My internet connection is poor now to watch the...

    My internet connection is poor now to watch the video again but I thought I saw the dead plate on the roof. If that was off before you touched it I see now why the wires got pinched as you opened the...
  15. Thread: Got shocked

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    Very good video Tim. I posted it on FaceBook...

    Very good video Tim. I posted it on FaceBook showing my friends how this line of work can be dangerous. Will use it at our next safety meeting. Thanks for posting this video! You are truly blessed.
  16. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/842/xo...

    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/842/xoneb.jpg
  17. It's to close, owner also said to me these...

    It's to close, owner also said to me these boneheads were sliding the unit around and it looks like they slid it closer to the pool. This is one of those jobs where the unit will have to be 6" off...
  18. A picture is worth a 1000 words but I see what...

    A picture is worth a 1000 words but I see what you mean when you look at the photo's. Rest assured it did slide down and if you look at the gray paint on the side of the cap, that indented hole in...
  19. Yes the unit is back in operation and cooling....

    Yes the unit is back in operation and cooling. The owner has (4) quotes now on a replacement system including mine. I did not charge him, I was giving a free equipment estimate and I was not out...
  20. Thread: Got shocked

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    The OP has not responded to this thread for a...

    The OP has not responded to this thread for a while, you still kicking? Thanks for the photo's to show what happened. A little to close to see if the disconnect was grounded with a ground wire or...
  21. Man you guy's are smart! Bingo on your last...

    Man you guy's are smart! Bingo on your last question and yes the unit was working when they arrived to do the $77 special.
  22. I didn't get all of that but will try to respond....

    I didn't get all of that but will try to respond. Yes it was good I looked over the insides before I flipped the breaker back on or tried to remove that cover with live power that close under. I...
  23. Intentional Sabotage or an Honest Mistake? You be the Judge.

    Intentional Sabotage or an Honest Mistake? You be the Judge.

    Today I responded to a call from a new customer who looked us up on Google. They called for an estimate on a new air conditioning...
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    The compressor could have tripped out on thermal...

    The compressor could have tripped out on thermal overload due to a low charge. When it cools enough to restart she may not start and draw lock rotor amps when she is at such a high temp. Cycling on...
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    Dedicated drain lines. Built in knee pad, nice.

    Dedicated drain lines.
    Built in knee pad, nice.
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