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    I'm going to try that. Sounds good!

    I'm going to try that. Sounds good!
  2. I use copper pipe. I just sweat the coupling when...

    I use copper pipe. I just sweat the coupling when I need the ladder. It keeps my brazing skills sharp.
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    Y'all are still doing no heat calls? :eek2:

    Y'all are still doing no heat calls? :eek2:
  4. Who's going to... ... do a load calculation...

    Who's going to...

    ... do a load calculation to determine what size fits the home?
    ... design the duct work?
    ... repair the duct work?
    ... fix it when the equipment it breaks down?
    ... perform...
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    Yup. You just want subcool and make sure that big...

    Yup. You just want subcool and make sure that big pipe is a sweatin'.
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    What treasures have you found?

    Went to a no cool call today. Cracked open the cabinet and saw this sitting on the coil, frozen in time for who knows how long. A new 9V battery and she works like a champ!

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    There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood
  8. I started in the field a little over half a year...

    I started in the field a little over half a year ago after a year of trade school. I trained under a master technician and now I'm in my own take-home truck running service calls and I'm compensated...
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    That's pretty standard. You need a contractor's...

    That's pretty standard. You need a contractor's license or other credentials to show you're qualified to install and service equipment. Why? Liability and product quality. They don't want to be sued...
  10. If you're in it for the money, you're not going...

    If you're in it for the money, you're not going to go very far. HVAC is lucrative, but it takes many years and a lot of hard work to earn a substantial wage. You have to be passionate about what you...
  11. So then start that puppy up and put it on...

    So then start that puppy up and put it on Youtube! You know how many views you'd get? Think of how popular your product would become and everybody would be throwing money at your feet.

    I mean...
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    If the company you work for has a lot of...

    If the company you work for has a lot of maintenance contracts, you can stay busy all year for the most part. And of course the local climate can affect business patterns.

    Over the winter, I had...
  13. Thread: Enviro-Safe

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    In an industrial setting where maintenance is...

    In an industrial setting where maintenance is routine and equipment is top of the line, I can see how HCs might be implemented safely.

    But when you start talking about residential systems where...
  14. So if their own employees who are supposedly...

    So if their own employees who are supposedly trained to handle such materials can't even handle the product carefully, what makes them believe its perfectly safe for a homeowner or HVAC technician...
  15. It's about time!

    It's about time!
  16. Thread: Newbie

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    What do you typically set your thermostat at? If...

    What do you typically set your thermostat at? If it's freezing, just increase the temperature. Is the noise coming from the indoor unit or outdoor unit?

    Just out of curiosity, how do you know your...
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    Is the return duct insulated on the interior?...

    Is the return duct insulated on the interior? Maybe a section of insulation came loose, I've seen that happen.

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    High and low side pressures seem a little low for...

    High and low side pressures seem a little low for those temperatures. Of you're certain airflow isn't an issue, I'd try adding another pound or two and see what it does.
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    Are you adding R410A as a liquid?

    Are you adding R410A as a liquid?
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    Never try to beat a Trane...

    ... you'll lose every time!

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  21. I was thinking the same exact thing. That would...

    I was thinking the same exact thing. That would be incredibly easy to do too.
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    Suction line frosting up is usually a good...

    Suction line frosting up is usually a good indicator of low airflow. Is the homeowner using a 1" pleated filter? Is the indoor coil clean? Blocked returns?

    If airflow is good, it just sounds like...
  23. Copper thieves are going to lift that in a...

    Copper thieves are going to lift that in a heartbeat.

    Seriously though, to further improve this he could have mixed salt in the water to lower the freezing point.
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    While you're at it, give us some indoor...

    While you're at it, give us some indoor return/supply temperatures. Also, what's the outside temperature?
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    Does it come with the temperature clamps? I think...

    Does it come with the temperature clamps? I think that's why my price was so steep, or because I'm a greenhorn. :yes:
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