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    Spark plug comes out with a small ratchet and...

    Spark plug comes out with a small ratchet and extension. As others have said, they very rarely fail. I would check the spark at the end of the wire, and also check the exhaust and intake. For the...
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    I would try to find a tech that has a combustion...

    I would try to find a tech that has a combustion analyzer and know how to use it, if you can, make sure they check gas pressure, and make sure they come out during normal business hours so if all...
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    We're not charging the units, just making sure...

    We're not charging the units, just making sure they're in the ball park, on a maintenance check. We try to simulate the pressure of a 95 degree day. Old units might be 125 sat. temp, newer will be...
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    4 x 4 box with a toggle switch and a rotary speed...

    4 x 4 box with a toggle switch and a rotary speed control switch, like for a ceiling fan. Two wires with spade connectors to hook in series with the condenser fan motor. Adjust the dial to get the...
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    We made up a control to adjust the condenser fan...

    We made up a control to adjust the condenser fan speed to whatever head pressure we want. Seems to work well. We will come back when warmer if we see a problem or need a recharge etc.
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    Generac has detailed guidelines on this. Your...

    Generac has detailed guidelines on this. Your contractor needs to size the generator for everything you want to run and then check to make sure the generator he chooses can handle the surge of the...
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    gas meter identification

    Does anyone have a cheat sheet for how to know the capacities of different gas meters. Our utility wants us to call them on every job and then wait 2 days for a callback to find out if the meter can...
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    I got the hinges from MAACO.

    I got the hinges from MAACO.
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    We've been driving Chevy/GMC. I've been happy...

    We've been driving Chevy/GMC. I've been happy with the reliability. They make an aftermarket kit for the hinges that have greaserts in them, that should solve the hinge problem. Don't know why they...
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    Went to a rental house no heat and couldn't find...

    Went to a rental house no heat and couldn't find anything wrong. Went back again, no problem found. Third time there, customers pissed, running perfectly. After trying to not make myself look too...
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    I think some companies think a person with...

    I think some companies think a person with financial problems is more likely to steal or have more personal drama that might interfere with work.
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    But you can't figure btu out without already...

    But you can't figure btu out without already knowing the cfm. Unless its strip heat.
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    I think that formula will not be real accurate...

    I think that formula will not be real accurate unless its an electric furnace your checking. BTU outputs can vary widely from the rating plate on a gas furnace. Probably better than nothing though.
  14. In my opinion, if your tech is using a...

    In my opinion, if your tech is using a thermometer on the refrigerant line and can halfway explain why, he's better than alot of techs. If he's checking airflow and calculating cfm's first, he's...
  15. Thread: Sears Bad Policys

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    Why would you want to shop at your competitors...

    Why would you want to shop at your competitors store anyway? I know it's getting harder, but anything I can get at sears, I can also get somewhere else that doesn't sell furnaces to my customers.
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  16. Thread: Hillsdale college

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    My friends son graduated from there. Sounds like...

    My friends son graduated from there. Sounds like a good school.
  17. Thread: Migraines

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    I used to be like the previous posters, Excedrin...

    I used to be like the previous posters, Excedrin Migraine works every time for me as long as I take it quick enough. If I wait too long, nothing works, but haven't had that for several years now. I...
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    The distributors are the ones I have a problem...

    The distributors are the ones I have a problem with. If they agree to be a distributor for a certain brand, then as far as I'm concerned that includes handling the warranty responsibilities, if not...
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    I emailed Goodman about this and they said said...

    I emailed Goodman about this and they said said the distributor is allowed to do this. It wouldn't surprise me if we hear about a class action suit one day about this.

    I have seen cases where...
  20. Thread: spot welder

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    spot welder

    I'm going to purchase a spot welder mainly for canvas connecters, filter racks etc. Any advice on what to look for or recommended brands? Will a 115v work fine or should I get a 240V model? ...
  21. Thread: Lennox Pulse

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    Lennox has 0 ignition controls now, last i...

    Lennox has 0 ignition controls now, last i checked, no gas valves and haven't had heat exchangers in a while. I would stock up from wherever you could (ebay etc.) and make plans for when you will be...
  22. Thread: New lennox system

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    I guess whether it's important or not is a matter...

    I guess whether it's important or not is a matter of opinion.

    As a customerI would prefer to see it so I have a feel for whether or not it's working properly. For troubleshooting also, it is...
  23. Thread: New lennox system

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    Not familiar with the comfortsense but all the...

    Not familiar with the comfortsense but all the stats we use show what stage it's in.
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    Maybe you were getting a discount by being a...

    Maybe you were getting a discount by being a member?
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    Around here that's what the union guys do to the...

    Around here that's what the union guys do to the non union companies. In certain areas, you always walk around the van before you leave.
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