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    Holding it in front of a duct outlet will not do...

    Holding it in front of a duct outlet will not do much good, as that is not where you will find the excessive CO comming from.
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    My house did this in lower corners of room on...

    My house did this in lower corners of room on slab. Wife had humidifier up to 50% on a -14 deg day. Maybe you have too much humidity in the space.
  3. Thread: Tech support

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    Hi Guys, I haven't posted in some time; but, I'm...

    Hi Guys, I haven't posted in some time; but, I'm glad to be back again. On this topic, and I can't speak specificaly for Hobart, I don't think the pay is all that great in some of these tech support...
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    more than some.......not as much as others

    more than some.......not as much as others
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    Honestly, some times I have a hard time...

    Honestly, some times I have a hard time manuvering into some spots and I,m only 6' and 225 lbs. I'm in pretty good shape but some of the situations we can get into need a little guy.
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    I just discussed this very situation with a...

    I just discussed this very situation with a customer. Your older unit uses R22 and the coil will be difficult to find due to this equipment is no longer being manufactured in the USA. They can still...
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    Own van and large investment tools are worth more...

    Own van and large investment tools are worth more than any company asking you to supply them, will be willing to pay. Many bussinesses today want a contractor (i.e. 1099 employee), but only expect to...
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    Please don't ban him, this is entertaining.

    Please don't ban him, this is entertaining.
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    Don't get me wrong, I love this trade but as a...

    Don't get me wrong, I love this trade but as a song once said, "Love don't pay the rent"
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    Are there even any hippies anymore? Kind of an...

    Are there even any hippies anymore? Kind of an outdated handle. Nare-do-well covers all bases? LOL
  11. Thread: HVAC up 42%

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    The best are already working somewhere else. You...

    The best are already working somewhere else. You have to entice them to come.$$$$$
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    Make sure ignitor is in securely and centered in...

    Make sure ignitor is in securely and centered in tube, Make sure mounting hardware in proper order and tight enough to be secure, but not so tight as to tweek something. Second, are you sure ignition...
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    Man, hearing all of the poor peoples' situations...

    Man, hearing all of the poor peoples' situations on the site makes me glad I can do my own stuff. We as blue collar pukes may not make huge money, but think how much we save by doing our own service...
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    If you save the money rather than throwing parts...

    If you save the money rather than throwing parts at the unit, who knows, a service call might be cheeper than what you're doing currently.
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    A lot of municipallities here require a liner...

    A lot of municipallities here require a liner every time you replace equipment vented into a masonary chimney.
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    400 CFM is generally the rule but some...

    400 CFM is generally the rule but some manufacturers like 350 for certain situations as high humid.
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    RTU's return air from space and recirc. it, only...

    RTU's return air from space and recirc. it, only adding a minimal amount of makeup (outside) air. When you have need for a lot of air exchange I.E. auto painting or some industial process or a...
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    This is the going trend. In bizz. school they...

    This is the going trend. In bizz. school they teach about core competencies. I work for a major airlines and the core bizz is to put people in an aluminum tube and send them to grandmas house. I do...
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    Small liquid line = reduced capacity small...

    Small liquid line = reduced capacity
    small suction line = bye bye compressor (lack of comp. cooling)
  20. Ya Ryan, thanks. Thats a start. I'm looking for...

    Ya Ryan, thanks. Thats a start. I'm looking for the right oriface size for the exp. device to match that condensing unit.
  21. Resi Guy's, pls. help with mod # (Am.Std. ?)

    Cond.-2A7B0036A1000AA Evap.-HA032360175B160573
    Numbers came from my employee. Hope they're good. Trying to check for propper match of exp. device.

    Thanks...
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    I've been doing this trade for 23 yrs. and I'd...

    I've been doing this trade for 23 yrs. and I'd say to you,"get the education". It will take you much farther than blue collar work. You can't blame owners for being cheap because it's human nature....
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    This is not meant to change you're mind or...

    This is not meant to change you're mind or anything but........... I started in the trade 23 yrs. ago. I'm now 43. When I look back at the sh!% jobs I had to do when I was green and ask myself if I'd...
  24. Thread: RSES Members

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    Member and also chapter assistant education...

    Member and also chapter assistant education director. Fancy title that means I have some input on what training we get at our meetings. We always have some type of class/seminar. Tackling the CM soon.
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    Thanks Jay,Snipe,Ozone,and Absrbr. The B&G info...

    Thanks Jay,Snipe,Ozone,and Absrbr. The B&G info was helpful Jay.
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    Dumb chilled water question

    If you have multiple pumps in parralel on a 6 " pipe system, when a second pump is brought on line, what to happens GPM and pressure? I thought the other pumps are for system redundency, however I...
  27. Thread: Ashrae 62

    by tim fox
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    I don't have my book handy but I think I remember...

    I don't have my book handy but I think I remember 1000ppm. At the buildings I work in, we limmit it to 800ppm.
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    I guess I just found the answer to my own...

    I guess I just found the answer to my own question. I replaced this actuator a while ago and set it up and all is well. I just wanted to open her up to see what's goin' on in there. I pulled up the...
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    I haven't had time to look at the site for a...

    I haven't had time to look at the site for a while but I still have the same question. The actuator is a GDE 131 and the screw sure looks like a tamper proof torx but 15 is small and 20 is large. Is...
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    What size torx.....Siemens

    I've got a building running siemens apogee. I'm looking for the torx size of the screws that secure the cover on the Siemens VAV damper actuator. My set has T15 to T20. None of which works. thanks Tim
  31. Voyager ? for my Trane factory buddies, Jay,Shelby, anybody

    I have a particular 7.5 ton voyager sitting on a roof in a corner with walls to another roof on two sides. Due to wind direction shifts in the location, the unit takes it's own exhaust into the...
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    Thanks for the help Shelby & Jay. I ordered new...

    Thanks for the help Shelby & Jay. I ordered new evap. sensor. I can hear cal. sol. click every 60 min. like its trying to move but I can't blow through it so I ordered one and see what happens. I...
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    I-Pak help please

    I've got two auto reset alarms on SFHFC254W35DD3f1100000G00000RT00000.1st is evap temp sense fail. 2nd is space pressure sense fail. After looking for dirty filters and blocked evap and pressures, I...
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    Ryan, I'm talking about not planning on being a...

    Ryan, I'm talking about not planning on being a tech. forever. You are now seeing the dissatisfaction of the world of resi. service. Comm./industrial is a little better but education + the practical...
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    Not only should you get the degree, you should...

    Not only should you get the degree, you should continue school and get a bachelors. A diploma is more respected today than blue collar experience[I know I'll get some flack but it's true]. I don't...
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    Thank you Markettech. Though I wouldn't say my...

    Thank you Markettech. Though I wouldn't say my knowledge blows away anyone elses, I'm constantly at seminars, school and vendor and manufactorer training. Most of this on my own dime. I'm an active...
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    On the surface that sounds good, but, a building...

    On the surface that sounds good, but, a building maint person knows a enough lingo to pass as a "professional.......................................Here we go again. I won't get into it again, but...
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    13 seer "A" coil/10 seer condensing unit?

    Can someone help me to explain scientifically to a freind why their mix-matched system doesen't dehumidify well. I mostly work on large tonage industrial equipment. My wife has a friend who said her...
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    10 holidays,2 personal days and 5 weeks vacation....

    10 holidays,2 personal days and 5 weeks vacation. Although, I don't work for contractors anymore. It's in-house stationary engineering for me. Oh ya, sick pay too.
  40. Just installed a Fujitsu 3 zone 36000 BTU hp. It...

    Just installed a Fujitsu 3 zone 36000 BTU hp. It was for an office conversion here at work. It's quiet and works great. My boss can't figure out the remote so I have complete control over him....
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    I also work maintenance in a large corp. Mine is...

    I also work maintenance in a large corp. Mine is an airline. At a service company the core objective is to service equipment and you are concidered a vehicle to make money for your boss. At a...
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    What type of $ and bennies are we talking about?

    What type of $ and bennies are we talking about?
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    I'm also a industrial/comm. tech and recently had...

    I'm also a industrial/comm. tech and recently had my ducts cleaned by a very competent pro. What I believe the posters are trying to say is, the investment in the equipment to do a propper job,...
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    Nothin' wrong with gaining all the skills you...

    Nothin' wrong with gaining all the skills you can. I know guys that think you can't be journey level in more than one trade. I would disagree with them. At the risk of sounding like I'm tooting my...
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    Can't speak for so. ca. area, but I'm a...

    Can't speak for so. ca. area, but I'm a transplant to chicago area [about ten yrs. ago] from the S.F. bay area. In the bay area I was a renter and could never have bought a house on tech wages. In...
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    Looks perfectly reasonable to me Dash. All of my...

    Looks perfectly reasonable to me Dash. All of my schooling/training and seminars are off the clock and out of my pocket as the co. I work for see's training as a hit on the bottom line. I may not be...
  47. to wkfldal, Looking at my post again, it seems as...

    to wkfldal, Looking at my post again, it seems as if when I wrote " if you think you're so good bla bla bla", one might think I meant you personally. I should have wrote "if a person thinks he's so...
  48. wkfldal, I wouldn't believe the dept. of labor...

    wkfldal, I wouldn't believe the dept. of labor stats too much. I think they claim alot of those stats to bolster the govs. excuse for having wide open borders. #1 it gives big buss. cheap laborers....
  49. I know what you mean Shophound, I had a RTU call...

    I know what you mean Shophound, I had a RTU call once at a medical office. Dead of chicago winter. Frozen evap coil. Get it thawed out and check low volt wiring. 4 wire R,W,G,B instead of Y but it's...
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    Poll: Being a guy who has the pleasure/chore of working...

    Being a guy who has the pleasure/chore of working on lots of trane Intellipaks and Voyagers and for a company that won't spend a dime on factory training, I am glad Trane factory guys post here. I...
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