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    how come no bashing the diy?

    he's getting the condenser thru a friend???? come on guys, you can do better than that.
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    aren't you glad you asked?

    don't take it personally. this is the reason i mostly stay away from this site now. i wanted to post a question and saw your post.
    there was nothing wrong with what you did and did not do. any...
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    perhaps i should amplify my question... the cac...

    perhaps i should amplify my question... the cac jobs i do are mostly in existing homes and people want to add ac to homes that they have been living in for some time. not too much new construction...
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    does anyone have an opinion on higher efficiency...

    does anyone have an opinion on higher efficiency ratings? I live and work on long island ny, and as a practice i do not recommend the higher efficiencies on cac jobs because i feel the climate does...
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    dow, i am curious. What do you think the source...

    dow, i am curious. What do you think the source of your boredom and frustration was? As i wrote I am seriously considering making the leap, but am wary of the pitfalls. Any insight?
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    i have been a union man for going on 18 years. i...

    i have been a union man for going on 18 years. i am seriously considering making the move to self employment and i'll tell you why.
    i am saturated with incompetency.
    the apprentices only want to...
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    that's what i refer to as the "window unit...

    that's what i refer to as the "window unit factor" i always had to fight that when i did installs.people have window units that pull a room down to 70 deg in 20 min.they expect the same results from...
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    what is the reason for increasing the size of the...

    what is the reason for increasing the size of the suction line on a scroll type compressor when the run is over 15'? Frigidaire says to up a 3 1/2 ton suction line from 3/4 to 7/8 if the pipe run is...
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    thanks for all the info, i signed on to post that...

    thanks for all the info, i signed on to post that the service manager just called me (8:30 pm) to tell me he has the part in his hand & if i want he will drop it off, give him 1 1/2 to 2 hours to get...
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    no hard feelings d, i can relate being a LARGE...

    no hard feelings d, i can relate being a LARGE ball breaker myself on the job (not supervisory, just i general)
    update #2 i neglected to mention the guys broke the switch after they installed it &...
  11. is your fan able to run at all? switch to on and...

    is your fan able to run at all? switch to on and leave there. if the fan doesn't run call another service company. screw sears/carrier. let them prove you had it fixed. fan motor might not be hot...
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    dnt

    i don't think your getting my point - three days to respond to a call is unacceptable. if you can't respond for a period of time, i'm a big boy and understand that their job is seasonal, the demand...
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    please understand something, I am in the same...

    please understand something, I am in the same industry as all (most) of you. I was in the service / install business for a while. Now i am in the chief engineer for a University in NYC. My managers...
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    this may be the wrong forum but i need to vent....

    this may be the wrong forum but i need to vent. second day waiting for the pool heater "repair" company to come and do a warranty repair. they were the manufacturers recommended company. the pressure...
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    15 units, one for every 1000 sf?? look, get a...

    15 units, one for every 1000 sf?? look, get a competent designer and tell him how you expect to zone the house for cooling. 30 thermostats?? find a design/build contractor that is VERY comfortable...
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    if your talking diy, don't do it. a line to the...

    if your talking diy, don't do it. a line to the condenser is 220 volt and should be run inside the house or outside enclosed in approved weatherproof conduit. either way it must be protected from...
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    Basically, what aspect of the hvac/r industry is...

    Basically, what aspect of the hvac/r industry is the most satisfying to you? the great thing about our chosen industry is that there are many ways to go. sheet metal, refrigeration, electrical....
  18. For the record, i installed a goodman system in...

    For the record, i installed a goodman system in my house (and many others over the years)& I have NEVER had a call back on any of them. I have only replaced the capacitor on my condenser section...
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    you have way too much spare time.

    you have way too much spare time.
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    ty to all, sigma was the closest. i picked up the...

    ty to all, sigma was the closest. i picked up the heater today. 3 pass copper fin tube HE, proof switch for pump etc...
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    twenty bucks says unit will have same problems as...

    twenty bucks says unit will have same problems as old one. if you don't take the time to find out what killed the previous compressor, you are destined to kill this one. ditto on the symptoms; air,...
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    Cast iron? i would hope so. I'm more thinking...

    Cast iron? i would hope so. I'm more thinking along the lines of temperature rate - of - rise. dont want the kids getting scalded if in front of the return jet.Also concerned about recovery rate, so...
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    if you're only having the units replaced and not...

    if you're only having the units replaced and not the ductwork it doesn't really matter about the code most likely. i'm sure this came with a nominal fee? the best is to leave it on the floor, it's...
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    This may seem an odd question but what is the...

    This may seem an odd question but what is the real difference between a pool heater and a standard boiler? The only things that really come to mind are cabinet design to withstand weather exposure...
  25. Thread: NEW INSTALL

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    Thanks for the reply,didn't pick up on the CAPS...

    Thanks for the reply,didn't pick up on the CAPS thing though...
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