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    I lost pro status as well. Irishmist

    I lost pro status as well.

    Irishmist
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    "The Greatest"

    Think what you will, but Muhammad Ali was a fixture throughout my life. I certainly did not 'fixate' on him, and to be honest have never really been a big boxing fan. Ali was however, one of those...
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    Someone at least gets an "A" for ingenuity on...

    Someone at least gets an "A" for ingenuity on their downflow/upflow configuration.

    All the best, Irish
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    Just goes to show, it doesn't matter how...

    Just goes to show, it doesn't matter how 'quality' the brand is if the installation is a hack job.

    I would bet a dollar to a doughnut that if the brand of this equipment were not recognizable,...
  5. Immediate openings with sign on bonus in Louisville..............

    Need at least two (2) journeymen, for full time, long term employment with EMPLOYEE-OWNED company. Above average compensation along with various and on-going incentives.
    If you have the ability to...
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    New DOE Requirements

    To All, I know a lot of the following is going to come across as no s--t statements, however; I am truly interested in both opinion as well as first-hand experience with this issue. For the sake of...
  7. Thread: Death Trap

    by Irishmist
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    Im afraid to ask, what is attached to the inlet...

    Im afraid to ask, what is attached to the inlet side of the gas valve?

    Irish
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    The kind of deck that has batts on the underside...

    The kind of deck that has batts on the underside is the same kind of deck that has a vapor barrier put down, has a stepladder stored there, and allows the batt insulation to fall from between the...
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    Funny how we like to 'jump' to conclusions. ...

    Funny how we like to 'jump' to conclusions. Classic reference to a 'Goodman' installation, when the same 'botched' install (if in fact it is botched) could have been accomplished using ANY...
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    Also noticed the single wall pipe. Is it just...

    Also noticed the single wall pipe. Is it just me, or do others do what the code requires whether or not it will be inspected, i.e. double wall "B" vent to within 3' of drafthood?

    Also, does not...
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    Yeah, not able to get around, ya know, joints...

    Yeah, not able to get around, ya know, joints getting stiff...................I think that's called rigor mortis!!!

    Irish
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    Hey, that is a nice vapor barrier...

    Hey, that is a nice vapor barrier though.....................

    Irish
  13. Yep, yep, I see the problem. Shouldn't that...

    Yep, yep, I see the problem. Shouldn't that outlet where the power strip is plugged in be a GFI?

    Irish
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    HEY, it's great to have those items to grab on to...

    HEY, it's great to have those items to grab on to as you fall off the roof edge that appears to be about 1 foot away!

    Irish
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    Scouring for new hires.............

    Top o' the morning to ya lads,

    What sites, services, or methods have you found to be the most successful in recruiting new hires? I'm talking about resi service and installation, both...
  16. Need Installation and Service Techs in Louisville

    Immediate openings for career minded individuals with an ESOP (employee owned!) company. GREAT benefit package AND sign-on bonus for serious individuals.
    Looking for journeyman techs in both...
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    Nachez Trace is excellent ride. Pick it up in...

    Nachez Trace is excellent ride. Pick it up in Nashville all the way to Nachez Miss. and the coast.

    I am looking into the status of the reciprocity in regard to licensing.

    Irish
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    Chasespeed, We do all areas of commercial and...

    Chasespeed, We do all areas of commercial and residential although no residential new construction. We do small projects, large projects and everything in between. Service and Construction. We...
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    ESOP is in place! Invest in your own future!

    ESOP is in place! Invest in your own future!
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    IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

    in the 'heart of the Bluegrass' for HVAC in both residential and commercial service / installation. Journeymen and Apprentices sought. Through methodical growth and diversification,...
  21. contact your contractor. There have been some...

    contact your contractor. There have been some noted issues with the operation of the new "icomfort" controls, and some engineering changes have taken place since it was first introduced. I would...
  22. Need help for noisy air handling unit..............

    Top of the Morning to you all. I have a customer who has a Trane heat pump system less than 1 year old in a very well constructed new home, and the air noise is just about enough to drive you out! ...
  23. Thread: The gauntlet

    by Irishmist
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    Yeah, the game show was called "Wipe Out!"

    Yeah, the game show was called "Wipe Out!"
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    Nope, just a lost art.

    Nope, just a lost art.
  25. I have always recommended AGAINST covering or...

    I have always recommended AGAINST covering or enclosing the outdoor unit during the off season primarily for the reason you already identified; moisture. I have taken many a cover off of a unit to...
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    The key for me in making recommendations is the...

    The key for me in making recommendations is the amount of time you anticipate remaining in the home. It is important to be aware also that with virtually all (if not all) residential equipment...
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    There is a lot of commentary mixed in with your...

    There is a lot of commentary mixed in with your question(s), so I will do the best I can. Having worked on Pulse furnaces both first (G14) and second (G21) generation, I should be able to offer up...
  28. Well-seasoned HVAC business development person

    seeking challenging position to help reinvigorate company with increase in sales, increase in margins, greater employee productivity, higher levels of customer satisfaction, distinction among local...
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    A poor installation should not reflect adversely...

    A poor installation should not reflect adversely on the product, in this case the flex duct. I agree that flex duct, when properly installed in the correct application, can last just as long as a...
  30. Thread: Safe to do

    by Irishmist
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    Yes you can close them, but not without stressing...

    Yes you can close them, but not without stressing out the blower motor along with other major components in the system.

    Irish
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    Part of my concern is that there is usually not...

    Part of my concern is that there is usually not an alliegence between the zoning manufacturers (in this case Arzel) and the equipment manufacturers. By that I mean if it creates an operational...
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    I am interested in how the system described by...

    I am interested in how the system described by jramunni operates when only zone (1) zone damper is calling for air / heat. If using a barometric by-pass, how do you keep from experiencing the...
  33. 1- from the picture there doesn't appear to be...

    1- from the picture there doesn't appear to be the manufacturer required space between the house and the unit. (There is not variation between manufacturers so it really doesn't matter which brand)....
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    What impresses me the most about this post is the...

    What impresses me the most about this post is the observation that

    YOUR

    builder is wanting to take a cheaper route on

    YOUR

    house. Ahem, need I say it again?
  35. Load calculation must be performed in order to...

    Load calculation must be performed in order to determine the proper size required for maximum efficiency and comfort. There are no shortcuts.

    Irish
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    Puzzler, I did go to the site, and was aware of...

    Puzzler, I did go to the site, and was aware of the 'round tables' referred to. I guess what I proposed at the Comfortech was more of a "looking over the shoulders" of actual contractors in a...
  37. Welcome back. Life as you have previously...

    Welcome back.

    Life as you have previously known it has ceased to exist............Dad.

    all the a-holes here are still a-holes; we've just gotten more proficient at it.

    There is still a...
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    Suggestion: I would actually PAY for the...

    Suggestion:

    I would actually PAY for the 'results' associated with the following:

    Take a number of active participants from HVAC-Talk, and create a round table of sorts. Say a dozen...
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    Merry Christmas...............

    to all my friends and foes here at HVAC-Talk. Appreicate the fact that most of your have 'tolerated' me throughout the year and allowed me to voice my observations and opinions. Hopefully much of...
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    Adam, based on a review of your previous posts, I...

    Adam, based on a review of your previous posts, I would suggest two things:

    First, become familiar with a really nice feature on your computer called "spell check." Reading your post is like...
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    contact me and I should be able to help. contact...

    contact me and I should be able to help. contact info in profile.

    Irish
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    Anyone here will tell you; ask me what time it...

    Anyone here will tell you; ask me what time it is, and I'll tell you how to build a watch.

    The moisture on the duct work is a result of humidity condensing on the cold metal surface. Any other...
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    2 tons. As has been mentioned though, doesn't...

    2 tons. As has been mentioned though, doesn't mean yours is a 2-ton system. Match up with other components dictates ultimate capacity and efficiency. Certainly not a high end product as I believe...
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    I would strongly suggest looking at the G71MPV...

    I would strongly suggest looking at the G71MPV (Lennox) before making a decision, especially if you plan to be the home for a while. This is an amazing furnace as a qualified Lennox contractor...
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    Simple recommendation: If neither contractor was...

    Simple recommendation: If neither contractor was able to help distinguish their product or company from the other, then they did not do their job. Once the dust settles there should be a clear...
  46. Thread: HVAC

    by Irishmist
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    Of Course!!! Just apply the following...

    Of Course!!!

    Just apply the following formula.........

    For each # of r-22 that is required divide the number of rows of coils in the condensing unit into the height of the unit (in feet, not...
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    Based on what you have indicated, I would contact...

    Based on what you have indicated, I would contact the dealer you are most comfortable with, and inquire as to whether or not they will install equipment that you furnish. Don't be surprised and...
  48. Thread: HVAC

    by Irishmist
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    No DIY questions. see site rules. Irish If...

    No DIY questions. see site rules.

    Irish

    If you are asking as a result of what someone suggested on YOUR system or some such thing, you need to call a local professional and pose the question...
  49. well said shophound. I would venture to say that...

    well said shophound. I would venture to say that the founders of this site, would not wish to lump themselves with the many DIY sites that do provide that 'marginal' advice. I believe it is...
  50. WARNING.......WARNING.......WARNING........WARNING

    To the public that solicits information via this forum. There is no way to tell the level of expertise (if any) of the individual who provides you recommendations, advice, etc. in response to your...
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