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    what the last 2 replays said. In a/c mode...

    what the last 2 replays said. In a/c mode condenser is water cooled, in heat mode the evaporator coils are your condenser coils and no airflow will raise the head pressure.
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    I've been gone a while very sad to hear this....

    I've been gone a while very sad to hear this. Always considered Carnac to be one of the top ten members I looked up to.
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    #3120 here and also remember contibuting to help...

    #3120 here and also remember contibuting to help the site, but still feel like a newbie compaired to some of you. Didn't even know Don didn't run the place anymore.

    Thermojohn: You don't start...
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    I agree, I've never seen 90c rated terminations...

    I agree, I've never seen 90c rated terminations either. The 90c wire sizing column is for derating purposes only.
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    Mine started leaking past the O2 regulator...

    Mine started leaking past the O2 regulator diaphragm, before I could get it shut off it blew up. Got a palm full of red hot brass shrapnel. Been 6 months and its still not healed fully.
    Buy a new...
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    Ask one of the electricians to do a load...

    Ask one of the electricians to do a load calculation, its actually very easy to do.
    Give me the square footage, and a list of the electrical appliances and I'll do it for you.
  7. Thread: wire size

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    Actually if the garage is a separate building you...

    Actually if the garage is a separate building you only need 2 hots, a neutral, and a ground rod and the neutrals and grounds are bonded together because it is a separately derived system.
    If the...
  8. Thread: wire size

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    2/0 copper or 4/0 aluminum.

    2/0 copper or 4/0 aluminum.
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    He wishes. Nate certification isn't accepted in...

    He wishes. Nate certification isn't accepted in any State or Municipality that I'm aware of.
    Nate can help a tech get a job, if someone has passed Nate tests I know he has some knowledge and also...
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    If you already have Vista then install XP you...

    If you already have Vista then install XP you need to get VistaBootPro. Run it after you install XP and it will dual-boot fine.
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    Somebody told you this?:confused:

    Somebody told you this?:confused:
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    Thats all I could think when I saw what it was...

    Thats all I could think when I saw what it was coming at me. :D
    Worst part was I was on my Motorcycle and in the left lane, it was moving so fast zig-zagging everywhere all I could do was pray,...
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    Dodged an unguided missle today!

    Damnedest thing I ever seen. As I was going down the hi-way a 6' tall 120lb tank of propane fell off a truck, the valve broke off and the escaping propane ignited.
    The tank had a 10' fireball and...
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    Please do, my wife wants to quit. I quit 10 years...

    Please do, my wife wants to quit. I quit 10 years ago.
  15. Thread: B-Vent size

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    As long as both the furnace & WH are natural...

    As long as both the furnace & WH are natural draft hoods 8" is still ok.
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    They don't mess with James, he goes straight to...

    They don't mess with James, he goes straight to the head inspector and gets things changed. :D
  17. Thread: Gas Vent

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    The vent pipe manufacturer won't have a clue as...

    The vent pipe manufacturer won't have a clue as to any local contractors. Any HVAC contractor should be able to help you, a flue can have up to a 45% offset but there are rules to follow as to how.
  18. Your putting the cart before the horse, why are...

    Your putting the cart before the horse, why are you wanting him to get his B license with no experience?
    You don't need it to be able to work in the trade, taking the test for your B license is to...
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    He had to mean the ductwork itself was designed...

    He had to mean the ductwork itself was designed at .05 instead of .10 and that the FPM will be low because the ductwork is over sized.

    Dash, do you consider oversizing much of a problem?
  20. Thread: Vent pipe

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    You vent is fine, proper, OK.

    You vent is fine, proper, OK.
  21. Thread: Nordyne units

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    I agree with Baldloonie, they have also have the...

    I agree with Baldloonie, they have also have the lowest warranty issues of any Manufacturer.
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    But its damn good pay for sitting on your can...

    But its damn good pay for sitting on your can watching dials. :D
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    The unions still have St. Louis County locked up,...

    The unions still have St. Louis County locked up, every time I do a little job there the old fat ass union bosses show up driving a Caddy wearing sticker laden hard hats.
    Must be lots of meteors...
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    What Gonefishing said. The EPA has no records, so...

    What Gonefishing said. The EPA has no records, so just make yourself a new card. :D
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    I think having 2 oil furnaces and an oil water...

    I think having 2 oil furnaces and an oil water heater all vented together without a barometric damper to control draft is a bad thing to do.
    But I don't do oil so if some oil guys want to correct me...
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    I appreciate the fact that they are so adamant...

    I appreciate the fact that they are so adamant about selling only to contractors. But the pricing sure isn't wholesale.
  27. Thread: RUUD VS

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    Ok, your required by code to have a sediment trap...

    Ok, your required by code to have a sediment trap downstream of the shutoff valve and as close to the appliance as possible.
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    I have a couple I haven't had an opportunity to...

    I have a couple I haven't had an opportunity to use yet. Do they keep the head pressure that much more stable than a simple fan cycling control?
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    Their pretty generic, 24v coil relay. You also...

    Their pretty generic, 24v coil relay. You also need a low ambient control and the knowledge needed to wire both properly.
    No offense but if you don't know what relay to use you probably won't get it...
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    Just google propane flow meters and you'll find...

    Just google propane flow meters and you'll find lots of them. The propane supplier has a meter on his truck, he doesnt go by the customers tank guage.

    Did the homeowner have the new furnace put in...
  31. Just think of all that time and money for parts...

    Just think of all that time and money for parts because you wanted to fix it yourself instead of paying an electrician for a service call.
    Had you called me I would have told you to call the power...
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    They weren't plastered over, the system was...

    They weren't plastered over, the system was designed like that. Its 2 or 3 layers of special heat resistant drywall with a foil backing and the electric heating grid sandwiched in. Its very...
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    Hope nobody tells my wife that the boss can go on...

    Hope nobody tells my wife that the boss can go on vacation. I have her convinced I can't get away for a week.
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    I'd make sure I was right before I criticize...

    I'd make sure I was right before I criticize somebody else's work. I'd like to see some of the critics sheet metal work, thats what impresses homeowners and gets referrals.
    Wish my sheet metal work...
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    Your a Stationary Boiler Engineer not a...

    Your a Stationary Boiler Engineer not a maintenance man, so you don't count.
    We're just joking around, teasing touchy maintenance men. You big boiler techs are too serious, must have to do with...
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    Did you even make your own return drop 2hot? Did...

    Did you even make your own return drop 2hot? Did you start out as a tin knocker?
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    How you guys figure? IFGC 408.4 Sediment trap....

    How you guys figure?
    IFGC 408.4 Sediment trap.
    A sediment trap shall be installed downstream of the equipment shut-off valve as close to the inlet of the equipment as possible.

    408.2 Drips....
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    Same here, I always give a price up front. But I...

    Same here, I always give a price up front. But I have the luxury of being flexible on each job because I'm not a large Co.
    If i had more than 2 employees there would be no other choice than using a...
  39. You sure you ain't being too tough on the dude...

    You sure you ain't being too tough on the dude Spotts? He did say up front he's a rookie.
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    I know very little about hydrogen power, but all...

    I know very little about hydrogen power, but all the codes are in place for us to have Hydrogen plants in our garages for our Hydrogen cars of the future.
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    So how much training or study does it take to...

    So how much training or study does it take to become a Maintenance Engineer? Is there a test too? Do you get a Diploma?
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    So is there a certain number of years before a...

    So is there a certain number of years before a Maintenance man becomes a Maintenance Engineer?
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    Cap tube chaser is a hydraulic pump and comes...

    Cap tube chaser is a hydraulic pump and comes with different sizes of stainless steel wires. Stick the right size wire in the end of the cap tube, fill the hydraulic pump with ref oil and pump the...
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    You do some damn nice metal work, but that single...

    You do some damn nice metal work, but that single wall vent connector looks to be longer than whats allowed by code.

    Try this, https://www.savemoneywithus.com/images/Img723.jpg
    Its Simpson...
  45. Nothing against code in using romex in conduit,...

    Nothing against code in using romex in conduit, sometimes its required.
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    I feel left out, again.

    I feel left out, again.
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    Shakira sang?

    Shakira sang?
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    I'm guessing the 1 year warranty period is up...

    I'm guessing the 1 year warranty period is up before July. Ask the builder to give you a written warranty extension till August and see what he says.
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    Poll: Gee, I wonder who you voted for?:D

    Gee, I wonder who you voted for?:D
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    When your fingertips crack and hurt like hell put...

    When your fingertips crack and hurt like hell put fingertip bandaids on them for a couple of days. Works wonders.
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