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    Yeah, and if your wife's friends are anything...

    Yeah, and if your wife's friends are anything like my wife's friends they'll think you work for free also!
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    The trap box is hidden behind the flex connector...

    The trap box is hidden behind the flex connector under the furnace.

    To those who say it would be wiser to have a pan under the actual furnace, I agree completely. That's a bonehead mistake by me....
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    I just purchased an online account. Not too...

    I just purchased an online account. Not too expensive, and the simulator is pretty decent. I can see this being a great tool for beginners.

    I like that it forces you to follow steps and think...
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    I guess the trap issue would have to depend upon...

    I guess the trap issue would have to depend upon your personal belief in what a trap is for. This is a positive pressure condensate being that the coil is after the blower. Water will drain perfectly...
  5. Thread: New House

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    I guess you could call that...

    I guess you could call that furnace-coil-transition duct a tiered system
  6. Thread: New House

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    Nice return there. Either it's broken or someone...

    Nice return there. Either it's broken or someone used a flexible transition piece. Looks awesome!
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    Heck yeah! I just got a sparkling new SDMN6. I...

    Heck yeah! I just got a sparkling new SDMN6. I figured setting gas pressure at my brother's place would be a fun way to break in the new toy....I mean tool.
  8. Thread: Hack City

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    Not bad at all. Anti-water hammer device...

    Not bad at all.

    Anti-water hammer device installed, fire retardant paint tested, and flue professionally installed! Three for three!!
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    No trap. Condensate line runs down to a small...

    No trap. Condensate line runs down to a small mechanical room and terminates into a hub drain. Mechanical room is for his Navien tankless water heater and uponor manifold.

    He built a two story...
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    American Standard Install

    My brother built a new house and we installed a 4 ton American Standard Gold 95 furnace with matching coil and condenser. Two stage heat/cool with variable ecm blower and two speed compressor. This...
  11. Thread: Core tool help

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    I second the brass cap suggestion. Sometimes,...

    I second the brass cap suggestion. Sometimes, it's the only immediate solution without getting into a load of other work.
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    Scary stuff. It just goes to show that these...

    Scary stuff. It just goes to show that these detectors are worth their weight in gold.
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    Call him Jeremy Wade. He was fishing....

    Call him Jeremy Wade. He was fishing....
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    Nobody worth working for is going to dock or fire...

    Nobody worth working for is going to dock or fire a guy for the stupidity of a customer.

    As said above, this type A personality wouldn't make for a successful business person and likely wouldn't...
  15. Thread: Locked LP tank?

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    I wouldn't jack with that at all if I were you....

    I wouldn't jack with that at all if I were you. You did your due diligence, and now it's between the customer and the gas company.
  16. It's all junk. I wouldn't buy toilet paper from...

    It's all junk. I wouldn't buy toilet paper from that place.
  17. Thread: Need advice

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    Was it one of these type boxes? 558651

    Was it one of these type boxes?
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    Gotcha. You had me worried for a minute there!

    Gotcha. You had me worried for a minute there!
  19. Thread: Need advice

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    Need advice

    I have a Dodge Ram 2500 with a knapheide bed that I run service out of. I have put one of those large rigid job site boxes in the bed just behind the back window of the truck for extra storage, but I...
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    Emotions run strong around here, but why do you...

    Emotions run strong around here, but why do you have a bad opinion of these "pos" tankless water heaters?

    I ask because I recently installed a navien for my brother. Our uncle has had one for...
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    Very nice duct work. The 1" filter may impact...

    Very nice duct work. The 1" filter may impact static pressures negatively, but you're exactly correct that it's a 100% improvement over what was there before. At least it's not a pleated blower...
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    I install what I am provided with. I would rather...

    I install what I am provided with. I would rather have 100% congruency of my equipment, but I'm not the one buying it.

    As for the way we do our returns on air handlers, what is the necessity of a...
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    New air handler install

    A compilation of some of our work at a new retirement home.

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    Up flow with internally lined square duct supply trunk line and return plenum. Obviously not finished yet. We still have to...
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    Couldn't even make a flare?

    We call that venture tape around here. That's some dang good stuff for fixing tears in flex or for making duct insulation seams go away. I'm not so sure about its use above, but it's better than...
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    My ak900 is a slut. I just blow them out with...

    My ak900 is a slut. I just blow them out with nitro when I come across a dirty, nasty condenser. If things get real sloppy, I'll nitro them followed by evacuation.
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    Thanks for all the advice guys. I think I'm going...

    Thanks for all the advice guys. I think I'm going to pick one of these up tomorrow.
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    You ought to ask FP for some sales commission,...

    You ought to ask FP for some sales commission, rider!
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    I need some suggestions

    I know everyone is smack in the middle of heating season, so I figured a manometer question would be good right about now.

    I'm in need of a good manometer and have been eyeing that Fieldpiece...
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    It sounds like upwards of $1,000 is where you're...

    It sounds like upwards of $1,000 is where you're headed with this thing. If your guys are qualified in your state, why not pay for their prep course and exam fees to have your winner licensed. I can...
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    Looks like about a ton of unit here too!

    Looks like about a ton of unit here too!
  31. Which is combustion and which is flue?

    Which is combustion and which is flue?
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    Dumb, dumb, dumb.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb.
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    Poll: Have you tried the international fuel gas code?...

    Have you tried the international fuel gas code? Sounds like something from there. Good luck...
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    The quote to which I was referring in my own...

    The quote to which I was referring in my own initial response is corny's from above.

    Understand my point yet?
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    I guess Payne being crap makes Bryant and carrier...

    I guess Payne being crap makes Bryant and carrier crap? They're the same thing minus paint color.
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    Midwest is by far the very best brand of snips...

    Midwest is by far the very best brand of snips your money can buy.

    I used wiss when I was young and loved them, but I simply had not found Midwest yet.

    Trust me and many others here, DO NOT...
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    Haha jmsmars1!!! Haha

    Haha jmsmars1!!! Haha
  38. Thread: Rookies . . .

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    .....and here come the nylog comments!

    .....and here come the nylog comments!
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    I don't know if you noticed in the pics but many...

    I don't know if you noticed in the pics but many of my zip ties are broken off. I don't know if it's careless people who came along after me, but it sucks. Anybody use anything different/better than...
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    When you say blower do you mean the actual blower...

    When you say blower do you mean the actual blower motor or the induction motor?
  41. Thread: Micron Gauge

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    By the way pascone, it is great to see somebody...

    By the way pascone, it is great to see somebody here who knows the difference between effect and affect. Haha
  42. Thread: Micron Gauge

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    I'll try the refrigerant cylinder trick with my...

    I'll try the refrigerant cylinder trick with my appion vcrts, and a yj bullet has not isolation valve on it.
  43. Thread: Micron Gauge

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    Hmm, the one the gauge was hooked to.

    Hmm, the one the gauge was hooked to.
  44. Thread: Micron Gauge

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    But shoot up to atmospheric? Yes, tomorrow I...

    But shoot up to atmospheric?

    Yes, tomorrow I will post pictures of my rig set up like I would on a normal basis.
  45. Thread: Micron Gauge

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    Micron Gauge

    I've had it with the high tech vacuum process.

    Initially, I was working with two 3/8" vacuum rated hoses, a yj bullet, two yj vcrts, and a field piece gauge. I recently bought a bluvac and appion...
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    I went with the 6 instead of the 6+ because of...

    I went with the 6 instead of the 6+ because of the size of the 6+. Honestly, I do not know how a phone any larger than this 6 could be safe in MY hands. I'd drop the thing trying to operate it with...
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    Yeah, we use 1/2" flex conduit from Home Depot....

    Yeah, we use 1/2" flex conduit from Home Depot. It can be a little tricky getting the 18-6 through it, so we pour a little water in it before running the wire through.

    I have tried using some...
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    If you're serious about spending some time with a...

    If you're serious about spending some time with a video, check out fritz AC on YouTube. Lol
  49. Thread: PM's

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    Seems like a good reason to have a full check...

    Seems like a good reason to have a full check list that needs to be performed. But then again, dishonest techs will just falsify the documents...
  50. I see what you're saying.

    I see what you're saying.
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