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  1. rerun it like the duct in foreground, straight...

    rerun it like the duct in foreground, straight down the joist space, only tap in farther up side of duct toward a/h.
  2. ECMs will consume more power than the dumb motors...

    ECMs will consume more power than the dumb motors they replace if you have poor ductwork, since they will ramp up speed, and thus power use, to force the airflow through.

    could be a hot water...
  3. flat wrench has two ends, when one wears out, its...

    flat wrench has two ends, when one wears out, its still a second wrench on the other end.
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    W=VxA only works on non-inductive loads. w/...

    W=VxA only works on non-inductive loads. w/ motors or anything w/windings or power supplies, the v and a phases are shifted out of sync.

    its like measuring the height of something sitting in a...
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    Gas co in our area does the leak check if a tank...

    Gas co in our area does the leak check if a tank is empty, due to liability. also, most tanks are supplied by co so there is liability associated there as well, so they're careful w/ refills, etc.
    ...
  6. Ive had the flat wrench for yrs. have a pc of...

    Ive had the flat wrench for yrs. have a pc of nylon string as lanyard to regualtor neck so always there and can't fall in bottom of case. I do the 1/4 turn and leave the wrench on stem (with clear...
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    no, didn't think to take any. was impressed could...

    no, didn't think to take any. was impressed could see lines imbedded in the walls. Couldn't see lines that were in void spaces in walls, however.
    found setting to manual mode helped a lot for...
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    Furnace looks good. but is that ht pump too close...

    Furnace looks good. but is that ht pump too close to wall to get side door open?
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    used ir cam today..

    Used the company infrared camera today for leak detection.

    had a boiler shut down due to low water pressure in system. traced out of 8 zones one that fed sanctuary for church. could not keep psi...
  10. Thread: Hand Sinks

    by billygoat22
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    in the definitions section, how is "immediately...

    in the definitions section, how is "immediately adjacent" defined? 1', 10', ect. they may meet that definition but not be adjacent to inspector. or maybe shift something a little to meet the...
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    I can see why some large facilities have started...

    I can see why some large facilities have started using cisterns and condensate recycling.

    Never went back to the one job, and never heard back on any issues.

    If you ran the condensate drain...
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    What are.....these ..."instructions"?:rules:

    What are.....these ..."instructions"?:rules:
  13. Saw a house for sale today. told ho an inspector...

    Saw a house for sale today. told ho an inspector would hit him on the issue behind the furnace.

    The soil holding up pier holding up house had collapsed and pier was lying on ground. three girders...
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    Saw one at Lowe's last week branded as "General"...

    Saw one at Lowe's last week branded as "General" like some of the tools they sell. China made, not sure of quality.
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    Do I get a discount if I pee outside?:whistle: ...

    Do I get a discount if I pee outside?:whistle:


    Heat tape is the official approved thing. I suppose a drop light shining on the pipe w/a box over it would do for short term cold spells.

    One...
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    I like to stick them into the pc conduit (along...

    I like to stick them into the pc conduit (along with wires) if the unit had one originally, all enclosed. test run w/grill upside down by bu,mpr contactor, that's enough to see rotation. if all's...
  17. when I saw that elec box, the word "diarrhea"...

    when I saw that elec box, the word "diarrhea" came to mind.
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    I wondered the same thing, but didn't want to be...

    I wondered the same thing, but didn't want to be the first to ask.
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    Didn't say how much they have so far, but... ...

    Didn't say how much they have so far, but...

    personaly I like my tools-

    -cooper adkins hum/temp analyzer
    -tif leak sniffer
    -klien multi-driver (you can buy new bits for these)
    -rigid pvc...
  20. The supply temp on low should still be close to...

    The supply temp on low should still be close to what it would be on high, so temp will be ok. volume of air would change, but if its warmer out shouldn't need as much heat movement in belly.
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    sealed crawls versus vented, insulate outer walls...

    sealed crawls versus vented, insulate outer walls and not floor.
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    I'm assuming water lines and not condensate lines...

    I'm assuming water lines and not condensate lines off furnaces.

    run lines to house below frost line, close crawl space vents to keep crawl warm, don't run lines in exterior walls. Make sure any...
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    Is the equipment in attic? I'd think b-vent would...

    Is the equipment in attic? I'd think b-vent would not leak at seams if run vertically down to interior rooms in basement. Is it b-vent indoors?
  24. Every guy that walks in is super tech, how can...

    Every guy that walks in is super tech, how can they weed out the ones that oversell themselves?
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    done a few too. can be touchy on melting the...

    done a few too. can be touchy on melting the tube. had to replace a section of tubing on one that had rubbed thin and melted through when tried to touch up w/braze.
    did one this week and used the...
  26. According to gas cos, it is possible to detect a...

    According to gas cos, it is possible to detect a tiny amount of leakage through the diaphragm material, but its not a "leak" in the sense of too much leakage.
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    Whenever I hear "rock the casbaugh" I'm thinking...

    Whenever I hear "rock the casbaugh" I'm thinking "rock your hvac, gonna cool it down now..."
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    they should fine the journalists for excessive...

    they should fine the journalists for excessive word play...
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    and it was microchannel.

    and it was microchannel.
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    Well, that's a different type hot gas bypass than...

    Well, that's a different type hot gas bypass than I thought it was. makes sense now, though. thanks
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    maytag info 15/16 seer

    saw a maytag ht pump today w/hot gas bypass valve in ht pump condensor.

    Was looking for some info on that setup. Its either 15 or 16 seer and wondering what/when it operates. No paperwork w/unit.
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    By shorting out, do you mean it burns up, or...

    By shorting out, do you mean it burns up, or blowers just keeps running?
  33. somewhere in the code does say that all hanging...

    somewhere in the code does say that all hanging heaters in garages/buildings must be higher than the garage door. This prevents vehicles from hitting unit.
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    is that soot all under the flue outlet?

    is that soot all under the flue outlet?
  35. I don't see anything wrong, I was expecting the...

    I don't see anything wrong, I was expecting the spines to be mashed flat or crushed inward, etc.
  36. the one w/ the two black wheels to adjust temp,...

    the one w/ the two black wheels to adjust temp, late 60s/early 70s vintage. I remember them at a school I went to, and building wasn't too old when I was in kindergarden.

    The elec setback ones (sq...
  37. there's two setups- 1- heat pump above temp...

    there's two setups-

    1- heat pump above temp x, furnace below that temp.

    2- same as above, but furnace will kick in as second stage above setpoint if tstat calls for more heat.
  38. the iaq can control the existing humidifier if...

    the iaq can control the existing humidifier if you want. tstat also has some of the enhanced features automatic humidifier controls have as well
  39. emergency heat mode

    emergency heat mode
  40. Thread: Why Now?

    by billygoat22
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    agree on not noticed issue. also check 2ndary...

    agree on not noticed issue.

    also check 2ndary hx- may be covered w/lint/hair,etc
  41. there is a metal disk version made to go in the...

    there is a metal disk version made to go in the metal collars right at the main duct. has an exterior handle to adjust, and the air noise would be attenuated somewhat by branch line.
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    I saw a display at a supplier, saw "china" on the...

    I saw a display at a supplier, saw "china" on the stuff, walked away.
  43. wag #1- when cut holes for individual lines, the...

    wag #1- when cut holes for individual lines, the holes fell into duct.

    wag#2- stuck said holes in end of branches to keep birds and dust out during const, and forgot to take out. would explain air...
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    has the evap coil been replaced ? sometimes...

    has the evap coil been replaced ? sometimes that's the issue.
  45. Had someone come through our area yrs ago, they...

    Had someone come through our area yrs ago, they had turned a (truck) tanker into a vehicle/boat and traveled in it- on land and water.

    personally, I think an old water tower would make a cool...
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    could be sensors are off, or switched on the...

    could be sensors are off, or switched on the pins, or charge /pressure issues.
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    I went to Sears last sat and got my linesman...

    I went to Sears last sat and got my linesman pliers replaced, hinge started to seize up. no problem, it was still USA.

    The allen wrench set is china and says craftsman.



    If its USA has it...
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    TVs have USB ports now? I'm still in the CRT...

    TVs have USB ports now? I'm still in the CRT days:p
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    I can't get cable or any other high speed...

    I can't get cable or any other high speed internet here, but one of my sisters and family do the netflix thing. don't even have cable tv.

    the other has cable and high speed internet at their...
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    That's the sort of thing I'm looking for, thanks.

    That's the sort of thing I'm looking for, thanks.
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