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    The ones I get have drain plugs. I remember about...

    The ones I get have drain plugs. I remember about a year or two ago the supply house put up a big sign about pulling the plugs or no warranty. I personally don't cut the shaft if I don't have to. The...
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    I don't understand why it is so difficult to read...

    I don't understand why it is so difficult to read the label on the motor and figure it out ahead of time. They plainly say LEAD END. CW, CCW you know which way a clock turns right? Or have these new...
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    Like you say depends on the situation. For...

    Like you say depends on the situation. For example, here for our customers with dual fuel units (heat pump with natural gas) we set up the units to stop using the heat pump at 34d. That is supposedly...
  4. About a year ago I applied for an HVAC position...

    About a year ago I applied for an HVAC position with Marriott (Myrtle Beach). They wanted someone who could do HVAC maintenance and repairs, had EPA card and 2 years experience and technical training...
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    1)Most residential equipment doesn't have king...

    1)Most residential equipment doesn't have king valves (or 3 position with front seat, mid seat, rear seat), they have isolation valves (2 positions, open, closed). many times, if it has a king valve,...
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    Get an emergency service call in the middle of...

    Get an emergency service call in the middle of dinner, no it can't wait until tomorrow. Wolf down food, change clothes, warm up truck. Tell wife good-bye, drive half way there and get a call to...
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    Probably salesmen trolling the net for a company...

    Probably salesmen trolling the net for a company they can put on their list of people to annoy. My website tracks where people are that click on it and most of the time the majority are from out of...
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    What they do, add the return in the closet after...

    What they do, add the return in the closet after it was tripping? Was it able to suck to the flue gas back in the house?
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    The customer is the one who told me to do the...

    The customer is the one who told me to do the pool house first, then the guest house. Dispatcher had called the customer back to let her know that the guy she kicked out before was the only tech who...
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    Years ago I was working for another company that...

    Years ago I was working for another company that had a lot of maintenance customers and pm's were a big part of our day. Went to a rather well of doctor's house, six units, and knocked on the door....
  12. Thread: wow

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    With all that extra stat wire too it looks like...

    With all that extra stat wire too it looks like somebody may have moved it.
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    Ground Bag- Big bag for almost everything Crawl...

    Ground Bag- Big bag for almost everything
    Crawl and Attic Bag- Enough for 90% of the time, much smaller
    PVC Box- 16 inch plastic toolbox w/ glue, primer, cutters, asst. fittings.
    Bit and Blade...
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    Did you know the price upfront before the work...

    Did you know the price upfront before the work began? Did you shop around and get more than one estimate? You say you are, "really satisfied." Unless the installing contractor held a gun to your head...
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    Poll: I would think for the most part just casual...

    I would think for the most part just casual inventers would not be even considering this site unless it were for something hvac related, in which case I would be interested in looking at, just like...
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    Went to a service call Friday and when I rang the...

    Went to a service call Friday and when I rang the bell a huge dog started to bark at me through the side light of the door. I mean approaching 200lb huge. When the lady of the home got to the door...
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    Did you plug it in? Turn it on? Does it make...

    Did you plug it in? Turn it on? Does it make sounds? Are you feeding the right side? More info would be helpful.
  18. Agreed, I would not demand replacement of a...

    Agreed, I would not demand replacement of a simple heat kit just because of some wiring and no schematic available. Maybe the pics would shed some more light on the situation though.
  19. Then why not just break up the "top two...

    Then why not just break up the "top two terminals" of the heaters and put one on each leg of the contactor? 8ga wire should be good for 50A.
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    like this? ...

    like this?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LX84-R134a-Freon-Tank-Adapter-1-2-ACME-Female-x-1-4-SAE-Male-fitting-/231448481352?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35e3678e48
  21. Fig 2 is a single 5k as is what he would have...

    Fig 2 is a single 5k as is what he would have with 20A on each leg individually of the contactor. We know that not to be the case however because he got 40A when reading both legs together, not 0A...
  22. I know, I am no artist. The OP was describing a...

    I know, I am no artist. The OP was describing a set up such as Fig. 1, as evidenced by the fact he read 40A when checking both wires at the same time. This means each pole is only carrying 20A and...
  23. Thread: The Plan

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    Not a global collapse as the figures expect China...

    Not a global collapse as the figures expect China to double in population and economic growth.
  24. Thread: The Plan

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    That's not a very good plan.

    That's not a very good plan.
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    Just learn from it, fix it, and keep going....

    Just learn from it, fix it, and keep going. Someone on here has/had a tag line that said something like, "Experience is what you have 5 minutes after you needed it." That is so true.
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    Bryant T6 thermostats, you can mount the clicky...

    Bryant T6 thermostats, you can mount the clicky part at the air handler then just 2 wires to the stat control.
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    They make a thermostat that can be separated and...

    They make a thermostat that can be separated and you can remote mount the clicking part (the base) and mount the rest of the thermostat where needed. I have used a few over the years but having a...
  28. http://http://www.amazon.com/Tork-1101-Switch-Indo...

    http://http://www.amazon.com/Tork-1101-Switch-Indoor-Steel/dp/B002ZDCGLQ/ref=pd_sim_indust_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=0DK38G6QVWXXEZ9ZQSBW
  29. I believe the OP is referring to a parallel set...

    I believe the OP is referring to a parallel set up where the contactor is only breaking one leg of the circuit to each strip. If that is the case it is only 20A.
  30. For most of the trades you listed the worker does...

    For most of the trades you listed the worker does not have to interact directly with the customer. Being a tech, in residential anyway, is half dealing with the equipment, and half dealing with the...
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    "Then work the tool in both directions along the...

    "Then work the tool in both directions along the tube until the tube is completely straight."

    Enough said.
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    http://labs.hvac.io/vis/NDU

    http://labs.hvac.io/vis/NDU
  33. Heard they are no good for underground use. Can't...

    Heard they are no good for underground use. Can't support the loads and are prone to rust. Lots of folks found out the expensive way.
  34. Reminds me of the barracks when I was in the...

    Reminds me of the barracks when I was in the Army, minus the kitchen. When your home is that tiny you don't actually "live" there. You just go there to sleep, shower and change clothes.
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    It's classic Rogen and Franco, if you are not...

    It's classic Rogen and Franco, if you are not into their type of comedy you won't like it. I thought it was funny as heck. Some people think it's stupid, of course it is, it's supposed to be. But...
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    "I think your dog has diabetes."

    "I think your dog has diabetes."
  37. Makes awesome fried chicken.

    Makes awesome fried chicken.
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    Have had a few start operating erratically when...

    Have had a few start operating erratically when the water level probes are corroded. Make sure everything inside is clean, clean, clean.
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    Simple, they are not responsible for anything...

    Simple, they are not responsible for anything they miss.
  40. Thread: Mathematics

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    You still have to transport it to the train depot...

    You still have to transport it to the train depot or truck stop :grin2:
  41. Thread: Mathematics

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    18 trips

    18 trips
  42. Thread: Mathematics

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    2.1 hours... oops I am late

    2.1 hours... oops I am late
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    About 5 of those months were cooling season....

    About 5 of those months were cooling season. Really only had a handful of cold nights down here so far.
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    This was a home warranty job... if you can get...

    This was a home warranty job... if you can get away with something for 30 to 60 days (depending on the contract) when the customer calls back after that they just get whoever is next on the list....
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    Six Month Old Gas Pack

    Went to a no heat call today and found this mess. Thank goodness the roll out finally tripped.
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    Unit was never converted for propane and installed 20 inches away from a combustible wall on...
  46. Thread: Heat Pump

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    What is the air temp inside? (temp at the return)...

    What is the air temp inside? (temp at the return) What is the air temp outside?
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  48. Yeah I saw a doctor for that one. You never feel...

    Yeah I saw a doctor for that one. You never feel em when they bite you, usually the next day it feels sore, then it turns dark, then the area just dies and rots away. I have had staph before it is...
  49. 531861 This is the the one just below my knee...

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    This is the the one just below my knee cap, only pic I took, about a week after I got it. It eventually turned into a crater and has mostly healed but is still a dimple about 1/8 inch deep,...
  50. For me it has been spider bites. Bad ones. Have...

    For me it has been spider bites. Bad ones. Have had holes in my flesh anywhere from 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter some as deep as 1/4 inch. Hurt like heck and take forever to heal, then leave a nasty...
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