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  1. Thread: NFPA Books

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    NFPA Books

    I'm looking for:

    NFPA 90a Installation of Air Conditioning and Venitlating Systems 2002
    NFPA 90b Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Systems 2006
    NFPA 91 Standard for Exhaust...
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    Thanks for the reply. I have made a lot of final...

    Thanks for the reply. I have made a lot of final connections at furnaces, but the whole underground thing is making me question the method I should use. I don't like flare fittings on refrigeration,...
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    I want to run a 1/2in gas line from my gas meter...

    I want to run a 1/2in gas line from my gas meter to a small appliance. The distance is only about 5 or 6 feet where it would penetrate a brick wall. I would like to run it underground and was...
  4. Thread: super boost cap

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    I was just refering to start assists that are all...

    I was just refering to start assists that are all in one type devices (simply plug onto run cap). I live in Florida and have never heard of or had any trouble with the superboost not working in hot...
  5. Thread: super boost cap

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    Some people don't like the start assist type...

    Some people don't like the start assist type devices (superboost, kickstart, etc). I have had problems with kickstart, but I've had good success with the superboost SPP6. It is a solid state type...
  6. Thread: Quick question

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    Quick Question Lennox Dealers

    I used to work for a Lennox dealer and we used to never match a different brand condenser to a Lennox A/H. This was only true for heat pumps. I know it is better to do a complete change out, but some...
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    I'm have trouble finding a part for a...

    I'm have trouble finding a part for a refrigerator. The part number is WR12667 or WR120667. Do you know of a place on the web I can go to find hard to get parts? Or, maybe a place that sells used...
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    I have been an HVAC technician for about 5 years...

    I have been an HVAC technician for about 5 years now, so I'm not a conventional student. I do get ideas about how it could have been done better or how something could have been designed better to...
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    Are there any mechanical engineers that visit...

    Are there any mechanical engineers that visit this site? I just started my third year/junior year at a university and was thinking about changing my major to mechanical engineering. I haven't done...
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    When the power goes off in commercial buildings...

    When the power goes off in commercial buildings and the power is switched to a generator, does the power only feed low power consumption devices? Will it still power A/C condensers if the transfer...
  11. Thread: Flue pipe size

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    No need to get pissy. I don't do work for myself....

    No need to get pissy. I don't do work for myself. I can ask my boss why we don't. There aren't a whole lot of 90 % in central Florida, and there definitely aren't a whole lot of people that would...
  12. Thread: Flue pipe size

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    I have noticed on some changeouts that the flue...

    I have noticed on some changeouts that the flue pipe is smaller than would be put in if it were new construction. For example, a 100,000btu furnace with a 40,000 water heater tied into a 5" flue. Is...
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    I know some of you here like being in the HVAC...

    I know some of you here like being in the HVAC business, but if you had the chance to do something else, would you do it? I know there are doctors out there that would change their career if they...
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    In my area, we are only suppose to do electrical...

    In my area, we are only suppose to do electrical work from the after the disconnect. However, it is very common for installer/technicians to replace the box. I think this unit is extremely dangerous...
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    We do primarily residential work, but we do deal...

    We do primarily residential work, but we do deal with some commercial. I was installing a 3 phase condenser and notified my boss that there was no ground coming into the disconnect box. He told me...
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    I had this same problem in Florida with an A/H in...

    I had this same problem in Florida with an A/H in the garage. Do you have a variable speed A/H? See if the dip switches are set correct and make sure the installers didn't hook the yellow wires to...
  17. Thread: Refrigerator

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    I am a service tech that just does HVAC. My...

    I am a service tech that just does HVAC. My friend called me up today and said his refrigerator at his house wasn't working. I haven't worked on a refrigerator since HVAC school. Well, I found that...
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