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    You need to know the heat gained in each room to...

    You need to know the heat gained in each room to properly size the air supply. You have to balance the heat gain with correct air flow. You also need planned air flow, or air will be drawn in some...
  2. Thread: Rheem Charging

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    All these pages an no one answered the dude's...

    All these pages an no one answered the dude's question! A piston system is always charged by the 40 oz method. You hold a chilled 40 oz bud in one hand and the suction line in the other. Get them...
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    Poll: I think we should append this pole and ask how...

    I think we should append this pole and ask how many hook a vacuum pump up at all. :D:D:D:D
  4. In the lightning capitol of the nation, Florida, ...

    In the lightning capitol of the nation, Florida, a surge kit seems like money very well spent on a new system, assuming they mean electrical surge. I have a lightning protection system on my roof...
  5. Thread: Amana or Rudd?

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    Angry? No, I was never angry. Have you...

    Angry? No, I was never angry.

    Have you returned home from your ESOL course already?
  6. Thread: Amana or Rudd?

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    You are right. All the comments are laughable,...

    You are right. All the comments are laughable, though not helpful.
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    I just put one of these ventilators in and I'm...

    I just put one of these ventilators in and I'm about to remove it and return it to the big box store to find another. The carton claimed "made in USA". The mounting frame and support are all...
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    Given the price of gas and value of peoples time...

    Given the price of gas and value of peoples time these days, I would never excercise five contractors to drive out to just give estimates. I think that is just plain abusive. You should check...
  9. Thread: Amana or Rudd?

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    Yet another post from serious home owners wanting...

    Yet another post from serious home owners wanting to know what they should buy, promptly derailed twice or three times into a discussion about twillie, HVAC wives, boats, and irrelevant concerns...
  10. Thread: Amana or Rudd?

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    I don't know why these questions always...

    I don't know why these questions always deteriorate into useless barbs. My hunch is the work day ended early when folks were out of paying jobs.

    I've just installed two Rheem RPNE systems and...
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    The big problem around here is catalytic...

    The big problem around here is catalytic converters being cut out of parked vehicles. Are thieves cutting these out with tubing cutters or hacksaw? news reports say these are quickly removed in a...
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    I think you hit the issue directly here. One...

    I think you hit the issue directly here. One needs air circulation to keep the shingles cool at the same time the attic is kept cool. That means planned air flow, ridge ventilation or other...
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    Matt, take the education that teaches you the...

    Matt, take the education that teaches you the HVAC skills (if that is your inclination) and then further your education that makes you into your own boss. Learn how to run your own company so you...
  14. Thread: Load calc

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    Get a copy of Residential Load Calculation, Hankd...

    Get a copy of Residential Load Calculation, Hankd Rutkowski, P.D. ISBN # 1-892765-35-7

    Check the ACCA web site for the current version.

    You need to know the basis for calculations, not some...
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    I think you would have done best if you had a...

    I think you would have done best if you had a graph of cooling capacity and efficiancy vs charge to show him. Then you could go on to explain why you view his system as already charged and operating...
  16. Thread: Bryant or Amana

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    I have explored this subject in exhaustive...

    I have explored this subject in exhaustive detail. I have plotted heat pump heating curves agains temperature. I have calculated power consumption across hourly data for my region for several heat...
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    Fatstogey You are full of cr@p. Not a single...

    Fatstogey

    You are full of cr@p. Not a single typo and you had 22 beers. I'm not buying the story. You wood make some spellink mishtakse if you ahd gotten apset your fitht beer. Hear you clam ...
  18. Thread: Office mayhem

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    Don't knock the cubicle farm until you have...

    Don't knock the cubicle farm until you have crawled out of a few really hot attics raining sweat from your face and just about passing out from the heat. Just then, the pager rings... where the heck...
  19. Thread: vacuum pump

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    Tony, vacuum pump oil is fairly cheap. Your...

    Tony,

    vacuum pump oil is fairly cheap. Your customer's equipment is pretty expensive and with quality work it should last two decades or more. Success or failure starts with a good vacuum and...
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    You may have non-condensibles (water, air etc) ...

    You may have non-condensibles (water, air etc) in the system from the last service tech who repaired the system. I would not let this run to work itself through unless you plan to replace all this...
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    Just to solve everyone's concerns.. no I don't...

    Just to solve everyone's concerns.. no I don't work. I am retired. Yes I worked as an installer for summer work in the late 60's and seventies. I did quality work. I also purged R22 from the...
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    So what was your question after you watched this...

    So what was your question after you watched this go on? If he will violate federal mandate for profit and convenience, you have no prayer to come out okay on this.

    You watched him dump R22 to the...
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    You have not provided enough information. How...

    You have not provided enough information.

    How long will you stay in this house?

    What was the efficiancy of the original equipment?

    Did it burn out with acid/burnout contamination?

    Ignore...
  24. Thread: TXV bulb

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    How do you know a piece of paper under a bearing...

    How do you know a piece of paper under a bearing cap is dangerous? The worst is the noise comes back and the customer was cheated again after the warranty expired.

    I asked how many fasten a txv...
  25. Thread: TXV bulb

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    If you're in the business, perhaps you should...

    If you're in the business, perhaps you should carry suitable repair parts on your truck. You won't find bubble gum and zip ties on the manufactures design configuration. Are you building toys or...
  26. Thread: TXV bulb

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    How dare I? I put this up for discussion and...

    How dare I? I put this up for discussion and disclosure.

    Lets say you take your expensive automobile or truck to the dealer for service or repair. Lets say your truck has a main bearing knock...
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    OMG, not another DIY post here? :D If it shut...

    OMG, not another DIY post here? :D If it shut off in five minutes you have something really messed up. What are the gauge readings and temperatures? And it's more than just a crankcase heater...
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    Here is why cycles per hour are important. You...

    Here is why cycles per hour are important. You can cycle the equipment on and off to maintain tight control of your indoor temperature. But that won't improve your comfort. In fact, it might...
  29. Thread: TXV bulb

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    I am rather amazed at the replies, admissions and...

    I am rather amazed at the replies, admissions and the excuses. If I am paying someone to fix a problem, I really don't expect their discomfort in an attic or crawl space to alter the quality of the...
  30. Thread: TXV bulb

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    TXV bulb

    How many of you professionals left the job with the txv bulb fastened with electrical tie wraps and wrapped with tar covered cork bubblegum? I guess this is less of an issue today since many...
  31. I wish this sort of comment would stop. Many...

    I wish this sort of comment would stop. Many home owners find who they believe is the best choice and pay good money and even top dollar. Suggesting they took the bottom bid isn't helpful, relevant...
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    I have to wonder about matching a 3 ton coil with...

    I have to wonder about matching a 3 ton coil with a 3-1/2 ton outdoor section when this is all new gear. Usually folks go to a 3-1/2 ton coil for a 3 ton outdoor unit to get efficiency and use the...
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    Mostly a fan motor not running will cut it self...

    Mostly a fan motor not running will cut it self off on internal thermal, but given the lack of fuses other than the 60 Amp breaker inside, anything is possible. More likely is damage to the outdoor...
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    Leaving an intermittent failure undiagnosed will...

    Leaving an intermittent failure undiagnosed will turn it into an easier, if not more expensive problem to fix. You are at the least expensive end of this problem right now, since hopefully nothing...
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    You know, last year when your fan motor stopped...

    You know, last year when your fan motor stopped running last year, you likely sustained a fair amount of damage to your compressor as it ran against thermal safety devices. That can break down the...
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    You can shorten the life of your new heat pump if...

    You can shorten the life of your new heat pump if air flow is diminished due to dirt and debris from your ducts moving and collecting in the filter and coil. The filter can be replaced, but debris...
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    Have you considered a $xx.xx condensate pump?

    Have you considered a $xx.xx condensate pump?
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    You have not given enough information. I owned...

    You have not given enough information. I owned an 800 sf home that ran through 1000 gallons of oil per season in 4500 degree days. You can't project energy savings without some notion of what your...
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    I own a fair amount of stock in Chevron, Diamond...

    I own a fair amount of stock in Chevron, Diamond Offshore, BJS, and a number of gold company shares. Those are anchor shares in my portfolio based on the secular picture of our future. Despite what...
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    Another simple problem solved with "Great Stuff"...

    Another simple problem solved with "Great Stuff" foam.
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    Have what Darrell advised a few replies earlier...

    Have what Darrell advised a few replies earlier checked out properly for you before you condemn such a young unit. It would be important to know the new run cap has the correct value for your system...
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    Yes, a class will cut the learning curve. But if...

    Yes, a class will cut the learning curve. But if you read the book first, you will be way ahead and ask the right questions to fill in what the book leaves between the lines.




    Maybe that...
  43. I wouldn't put flex duct right at the supply...

    I wouldn't put flex duct right at the supply plenum. You need some non-combustible ducts there next to 15KW of electric heat. You can do a search on google and read of electric heat elements...
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    Or you could read the book first hand and teach...

    Or you could read the book first hand and teach yourself. It's only a hundred more than the calc software and then you understand where the numbers come from. And there is even manual J calculation...
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    You hit the nail on the head. I missed the mark...

    You hit the nail on the head. I missed the mark a bit with my rant. I was trying to point out that "professionals" aren't always as capable as they claim to be and homeowners aren't as bumbling as...
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    Gator want Twilli to send measurements (and $75...

    Gator want Twilli to send measurements (and $75 for time to be discounted from his new gear purchase) along with data for the Twilli mansion, including all windows and doors with orientation. Gator...
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    I think folks here worry too much about DIYers. ...

    I think folks here worry too much about DIYers. If you lend a hand for simple problems, you'll gain homeowner respect for the profession. Tell a homeowner to check a fuse or filter and even explain...
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    That's why we call him Owe Malley.

    That's why we call him Owe Malley.
  49. By weight. Recover the charge and then fill with...

    By weight. Recover the charge and then fill with the correct weight for the system, including allowance for piping length.
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    There sure are a lot of anxious contractors here...

    There sure are a lot of anxious contractors here with extra time on their hands to argue against direct to consumer equipment sales.
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