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  1. Thread: Just plain lazy

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    Copper can only be used with LP. Both sulfur and...

    Copper can only be used with LP. Both sulfur and the odorant in natural gas cause oxidation in copper. It flakes off and clogs the screen in the valve. Worse it may get in the valve and prevent it...
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    But is it worth it. If I were in the service end...

    But is it worth it. If I were in the service end only, I would recommend repair every time. Besides, that's what they called you for. When they call us, many times they are looking for a good...
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    The big question is probably a question of what...

    The big question is probably a question of what you consider good money. There are a lot of people in the air conditioning service business that think working for $35/hour is good money. It's not. ...
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    I agree on the money. Our average set of gas...

    I agree on the money. Our average set of gas logs is over $700 plus installation. We have 3 sets of vented gas logs that sell for well over $1000 in 30". The cheapest wood insert is $3500.
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    Most HVAC companies will not mess with it for the...

    Most HVAC companies will not mess with it for the following reasons.
    1. It can be a pain. They think that most people are not willing to spend money repairing a fireplace.
    2. It's another world....
  6. Thread: Sneaking a smoke

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    I bet they wanted it fixed under warranty.

    I bet they wanted it fixed under warranty.
  7. Thread: Just plain lazy

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    Don't dis the trac pipe. It will outlast black...

    Don't dis the trac pipe. It will outlast black any day and eliminate the transferrence of vibration from the furnace to the piping in the rest of the house. It is also metal from one end to the...
  8. Thread: Duct sizing

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    I once saw a 5 ton Trane XL1200 with an 8" trunk...

    I once saw a 5 ton Trane XL1200 with an 8" trunk with 8 8" drops. It also had an 8" return.
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    We are primarily an HVAC company. Several years...

    We are primarily an HVAC company. Several years ago we began selling and installing gas logs, fireplaces, etc to supplement the slow winter work. We service what we sold and slowly began servicing...
  10. Thread: Pulse

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    Where is the return? The Pulse is 0" clearance...

    Where is the return? The Pulse is 0" clearance on the sides, back, and front. But, I don't thank that wood burner is 0 clearance.
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    The dam basement remark made me think about...

    The dam basement remark made me think about something.

    A couple of years ago, I took a tour at the Hoover Dam. The guide promptly told us to get on the dam elevator. He said I am the dam guide...
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    We have barns and storage buildings for that.

    We have barns and storage buildings for that.
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    Can't build basements very easily. Water table...

    Can't build basements very easily. Water table is too high. Ground water has a nasty habit of seeping in. Humidity is also too high. Bad mold problems in basements that are not conditioned.
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    You are correct. But, if I had been the second...

    You are correct. But, if I had been the second company, I would have replaced the compressor and redone the duct. Mechanical code here required that the duct be brought up to code with the...
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    Saturday I went to inspect an install. A lawyer...

    Saturday I went to inspect an install. A lawyer called and requested it. The heat load I ran said 35,000 btu. A 5 ton is installed in this mans home.

    Here are 3 pictures. The whole install...
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