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  1. Dear Journal: Today I found a strange animal under the house I was working on!

    Hey guys,

    Today I was doing a low crawl duct replacement when I crawled over this thing! :gah:

    I decided to do the homeowners a favor and dragged it out from under the house. Does anybody know...
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    That doesn't make any sense. I see your name is...

    That doesn't make any sense. I see your name is well earned.

    /epic phale
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    Let's see a picture of one of your installs....

    Let's see a picture of one of your installs. Anybody can bombard people with asinine, extraneous questions over the internet. I see from your history that you certainly seem to enjoy it.
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    I own a manometer. I use it frequently. The...

    I own a manometer. I use it frequently. The static on this came out at like .46.
    The system works great and heats the house quickly. Like I said in the OP we enlarged the return air ductwork and the...
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    That's some good looking stuff. Nice work!

    That's some good looking stuff. Nice work!
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    Ignore this troll. He hangs out in Wall of Pride...

    Ignore this troll. He hangs out in Wall of Pride and bashes people's stuff.
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    There is no damn cooling. Do you see any coils or...

    There is no damn cooling. Do you see any coils or refrigerant lines? It is a modulating, standard efficiency natural gas furnace.
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    Hey Cody, 1) There is no cooling on the...

    Hey Cody,

    1) There is no cooling on the system. It is heating only.

    2) You didn't see me calling your little Lennox install for your buddy "stupid" despite the fact that A) Your vertical supply...
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    Ultimate Home Filtration Setup!

    Hey guys,

    So we went out to this couples' house. They wanted to replace all of their ductwork with aluminum flex ductwork. The lady that lives there suffers from Sarcoidosis of the lungs....
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    It won't work for Flex duct systems

    Hey OP,

    Do you have any pictures of ductwork that gets destroyed and ripped apart from your cleaning? Do you have a picture of you shrugging and trying to sell an angry customer a whole new duct...
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    What kind of backpack is that? Do you keep your...

    What kind of backpack is that? Do you keep your service tools in it? I'd never thought of using a backpack but that might actually make sense for what I do..
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think the...

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think the default dip switch settings on the G61 require any adjustment for most installations.

    Provided that: 1) You are using a properly configured 2-stage...
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    This

    This
  14. Thread: pee trap

    by 4inchCrescent
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    You're right. I'm trying to figure out how to...

    You're right. I'm trying to figure out how to delete my post.
  15. Thread: pee trap

    by 4inchCrescent
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    This has to be the worst grammar and typing I...

    This has to be the worst grammar and typing I have ever seen. I'm not sure which is funnier - the picture or your description.
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    That's not working hard that's working smart.

    That's not working hard that's working smart.
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    Why do you guys keep saying "if it works, then...

    Why do you guys keep saying "if it works, then wtf?".

    That setup will never "work". It will bog down the blower motor, make a crap load of noise, leak like a sieve, etc.
  18. One time I was changing out an inducer motor in a...

    One time I was changing out an inducer motor in a Goodman, made around 2005. I accidentally wired the thing back in backwards and blew out the circuit board. So I replaced the circuit board for free...
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    This thread is awesome. I can't believe somebody...

    This thread is awesome. I can't believe somebody wrote that on an invoice. I got a good laugh out of this.
  20. 4 zones can be done without a problem. We set up...

    4 zones can be done without a problem. We set up systems that work perfectly with 4 zones all of the time. Having said that, there are a couple of things that almost always have to be done.
    1) You...
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    So I need a New Clamp Meter...

    Hey guys,

    I do quite a bit of service work and need a new clamp meter. I'm leaning toward Fluke or Fieldpiece.

    The features I would like it to have are:
    1) AC and DC Current
    2) AC and DC...
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    I've had terrible luck installing the SLP98...

    I've had terrible luck installing the SLP98 horizontally. Most of the time it has to do with condensate - this furnace simply does not drain properly in the horizontal position.

    I've also had the...
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    Unless the air flow is uncomfortable (I.E....

    Unless the air flow is uncomfortable (I.E. hitting you in the face at the dinner table) don't worry about it. You can replace the round registers with rectangular registers but that can be costly...
  24. I like mine, too.

    We're Lennox dealers in California and I just put an SLP 98 in my house and it rocks!

    That looks like a good installation, too. It's nice to see somebody doing decent work. Most of the installs...
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    Something to look at..

    The return air ductwork that travels vertically at an angle looks like it might be on the small side. Considering that it shoots up at an angle that is more than 90 degrees you will get some...
  26. Two story house. We ran a second zone through a...

    Two story house. We ran a second zone through a closet to get to the upstairs where we did use the attic. This was all for the downstairs.
  27. Dear Journal: Today we had a nasty crawl job in a pack rat's house!

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/MandyMc65/1220101504.jpg

    Naturally the lady wants a heat register in this room... all we have to do to start is get through the %&$ing door.
    ...
  28. So... that's it?

    Does anybody have any suggestions?

    I get one guy making a lame joke and that's it?

    I'm not surprised...
  29. What's a good way to learn HVAC electronics/electricity?

    Hey guys,

    I get asked frequently by aspiring HVAC technicians and installers where they should go or what they should do to learn about electricity as it relates to HVAC equipment and controls....
  30. How Far Do You Go on a "Free Estimate"??

    My father and I own and operate an HVAC/Sheet Metal business in California. Like most other local contractors we do "free estimates". My father and I differ greatly on what exactly a "free estimate"...
  31. Best Company for Furnace Service Stickers??

    Hey everybody,

    We're running an HVAC/Sheet Metal business in California. The supplier that sold us the stickers we put on furnaces went out of business. This was a bummer because they were...
  32. Hey bro, Sorry to hear this has happened to...

    Hey bro,

    Sorry to hear this has happened to you twice. We have installed a bunch of Goodman/Amana units and very rarely run into any problems.

    Unfortunately you are going to have to fight an...
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    If you do refrigeration you won't have nearly as...

    If you do refrigeration you won't have nearly as much (if any) ductwork to worry about =) But you will likely be on call and be heading all over the place in the middle of the night on occasion ;)
    ...
  34. Where was the return air coming from? Did they...

    Where was the return air coming from? Did they run it under the house and bury it in the dirt? Did you inspect the entire return air to ensure dirt wasn't being sucked in? This is crazy to me.
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    I read this brochure. I have a couple of...

    I read this brochure. I have a couple of questions.

    1) It claims 100% heating capacity at 5 deg. It claims to arrive at that figure via:
    A) Recollecting heat from the flash process
    B)...
  36. 30-40%? I'd love to see some source material on...

    30-40%? I'd love to see some source material on that.
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    LoL. I'm going to have to remember this one.

    LoL. I'm going to have to remember this one.
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    A stinky smell.

    A stinky smell.
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    ?

    Why didn't the installer put a trap or air gap in the condensate line?
  40. LOL. True.

    LOL. True.
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    This is a very good point. A lot of people...

    This is a very good point.

    A lot of people get extremely caught up in the specs of their equipment and never consider their ductwork. If there isn't enough return air in the right places and...
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    I wouldn't recommend a heat pump for temperatures...

    I wouldn't recommend a heat pump for temperatures that get that cold. It may take a long time (if ever) to keep the place warm. The colder is gets outside the less heat it produces. Many of those...
  43. Do you have flexible "Wireflex" ducting, or hard...

    Do you have flexible "Wireflex" ducting, or hard metal pipe ducting?
    If you have flexible ducting you really, really do not ever want to get it cleaned. The likelihood of it falling down or blowing...
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    LOL!!! This is what I was thinking. I have a...

    LOL!!!

    This is what I was thinking. I have a feeling he had a spray of gas come blasting out when he cut it.
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    Hey bro, Sounds like you've done your research...

    Hey bro,

    Sounds like you've done your research and are off on the right track.

    In this economy you may have to take whatever is offered to get your foot in the door. Be careful, however, about...
  46. You are correct when you say it is better to live...

    You are correct when you say it is better to live here than most other places.

    However, the reason people are complaining is because the situation is periodically getting worse. Many Americans are...
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    Sticky: AT&T Yellow Page Ads

    The only widely used phone book in our area is the AT&T yellow pages. We have a small ad in there that we renew with AT&T every year.

    Over the last couple of years we have gotten about 5 calls a...
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