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    Hey Dash...How ya been! I actually was...

    Hey Dash...How ya been! I actually was subcontracting this from another contractor. I made money, but he took it in the nose. Sheet metal fittings increased 500% over what was bid. The engineer was...
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    Hey John, I have been busy! Not much time to...

    Hey John,

    I have been busy! Not much time to sit and surf the site. I miss doing so, but you know what it is like. Had a project that took 8 months to complete...a real engineering disaster! :mad:...
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    We do installs and service for residential and...

    We do installs and service for residential and commercial.
  4. I actually came here to post a question about the...

    I actually came here to post a question about the ESC software, to see if anyone was using it and how he or she likes it. Then I found this thread.

    I have worked for other companies that used the...
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    I have been using a set up similar to this for...

    I have been using a set up similar to this for nearly 15 years. I use the Brute manifold with 3 1/4" hoses and 1 3/8" vacuum line. The set up allows for faster evacuation and you don't have to purge...
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    The track light were used because the ductwork is...

    The track light were used because the ductwork is behind all that cedar...it wraps completely around the room. Still looks good though.


    Hey John...I'm back!:D I'll try to sneak back more...
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    Mine Too!:D

    Mine Too!:D
  8. Thread: geothermal

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    As for DX falling off, there are very few mfgs...

    As for DX falling off, there are very few mfgs today offering DX. What does that tell you?

    Old dogs don't want to learn new tricks?! LOL :D

    DX requires more work in installing the loop field...
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    Paul, You raise some good points that I will...

    Paul,

    You raise some good points that I will attempt to address.

    If the DX ground loops are installed correctly, they are not in contact with dirt! All of my loop installations [pit and trench...
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    Dash...you fooled another one! Congrats :D LOL

    Dash...you fooled another one! Congrats :D LOL
  11. Thread: geothermal

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    Bob, look into DX Geothermal [www.amgeo.com]....

    Bob, look into DX Geothermal [www.amgeo.com]. They make residential systems that utilize refrigerant loops versus water loops. The loops are copper, not plastic tubing/pipe and carry a lifetime...
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    In this situation...no. It was specifically...

    In this situation...no. It was specifically engineered for this with double joists and cuts were made in the strongest part of the span.
  13. Thread: Remote manifold

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    :D You're kinning me Don!

    :D You're kinning me Don!
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    I'd be scared to touch something that purdy! ...

    I'd be scared to touch something that purdy!

    Looks like you have done most of the work on this system.
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    Thats just plum purdy! So that is what you were...

    Thats just plum purdy! So that is what you were working on over the weekend. It ought to direct the water nicely. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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    I went through 2 sets of tanks...then customer...

    I went through 2 sets of tanks...then customer went and bought a big set. That was fun! :rolleyes:
  17. Thread: Walk-in crawler

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    LOL:D

    LOL:D
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    Aren't we all! You need some young blood for the...

    Aren't we all! You need some young blood for the crawls.
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    It is in the Springs

    It is in the Springs
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    I've got the place too! Look at the Termites...

    I've got the place too! Look at the Termites you're outta here post. The house is on High Rock!
  21. Thread: Walk-in crawler

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    I did Scott...thank you! Hope you and yours had a...

    I did Scott...thank you! Hope you and yours had a great Christmas and hope you have a great New Year!

    Did Santa bring some gel pads for the knees?! :D
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    ICF and SIPS houses are bad for cutting phone...

    ICF and SIPS houses are bad for cutting phone reception, but that steel monster drives cell phones crazy.
  23. Thread: Ooooops!

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    You nailed it Mark. The knock out got hung up in...

    You nailed it Mark. The knock out got hung up in the box and dislodged years later. Being a manufactured home, they were real lucky.
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    The eac failed years ago and it now houses a...

    The eac failed years ago and it now houses a media filter. The old set up did not have dampers in the system to stop recirculation, but it does now!

    Mark,

    Yes they do share panels from years...
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    LOL! The cell service sucks there anyway. I have...

    LOL! The cell service sucks there anyway. I have to go up to the Sundeck on the roof to get a 1-2 bar signal. Any lower to the ground...FORGET IT!
  26. Thread: Ooooops!

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    http://www.iwebphoto.com/Clients/ACCHVAC/Album3/10...

    http://www.iwebphoto.com/Clients/ACCHVAC/Album3/100_1803.JPG

    The electrical contractor that installed the disconnect must have popped the knock outs out before he mounted the disconnect. 11 years...
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    The house, while large, looks normal enough....

    The house, while large, looks normal enough.
    http://www.iwebphoto.com/Clients/ACCHVAC/Album3/100_1830.JPG

    But looks can be deceiving!
    http://www.iwebphoto.com/Clients/ACCHVAC/Album3/100_1809.JPG...
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    The old beast {Armstrong} ...

    The old beast {Armstrong}

    http://www.iwebphoto.com/Clients/ACCHVAC/Album3/100_1761.JPG
    http://www.iwebphoto.com/Clients/ACCHVAC/Album3/100_1759.JPG

    The Thermo Pride WOOD FURNACE is tied into...
  29. Thread: Walk-in crawler

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    SWEET! It's not hard to see quality and pride in...

    SWEET! It's not hard to see quality and pride in this field, just rare. You got a thing for crawls don't you Scott...LOL! :D
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    Re: Dakers

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by andrewd33
    [B]I showed the pics and printed this thread out for my boss. After seeing the energy costs associated with these systems compared to the 13 SEER a/c gas 90%...
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    ??? :confused: How do I turn this computer off...

    ??? :confused:

    How do I turn this computer off of Spanish? :D The only Spanish I know gets me through the Taco Bell drive thru! :rolleyes:
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    ricm, Look at the American Geothermal also...

    ricm,

    Look at the American Geothermal also http://www.amgeo.com. I do not know if they are Canadian listed. I know they sell them in Europe. They are also ETL listed as well as ARI. There are some...
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    This system was compared to two other systems: ...

    This system was compared to two other systems:

    1. Trane 13 SEER Heat pump
    2. Trane 17 SEER Heat Pump

    The audit was performed using the other contractors figures [quoted price] compared to...
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    Look at American Geothermal http://www.amgeo.com....

    Look at American Geothermal http://www.amgeo.com. They use a TXV in their systems. ECR's design is a special design that uses a patented flow control that floods the refrigerant circuit [like a...
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    ricm, Even up North, the earth temperature is...

    ricm,

    Even up North, the earth temperature is constant below the frost line. With vertical/diagonal installations, you would not have a problem. You could probably use pits or trench loops, but...
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    Re: might have a problem

    The duct system was fabricated out of .030 aluminum, including the standing S locks and drives, sealed with mastic and insulated with R-6 duct wrap. The unit has been treated with a special coating...
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    I am located in Argentina where absolutely...

    I am located in Argentina where absolutely nothing of this subject exists. I am studying a 5Ton system with 5 Vertical BHE, 100ft deep each. The following questions arise:

    1) I understand some...
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    Thanks for the compliment ricm. You ought to...

    Thanks for the compliment ricm.

    You ought to try the DX systems. They are 20-25% more efficient than the Waterfurnace units. With "direct expansion" DX systems, the heating capacity does not drop...
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    LOL! It would have to be a John Deer with a bush...

    LOL! It would have to be a John Deer with a bush hog...there are 50 acres to mow!
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    Look directly above the words "i don't" in your...

    Look directly above the words "i don't" in your last post. Place your courser on it and it will say dakers's home page.
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    It is at the bottom of the post between profile...

    It is at the bottom of the post between profile and search [beside the date and time of the post]. It is also listed in my profile.

    [Edited by dakers on 09-27-2004 at 02:02 PM]
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    ktdodson, Yes I do travel somewhat. You can...

    ktdodson,

    Yes I do travel somewhat. You can contact me on my email at my website [the little red house at the bottom of the page]. That is the best way to contact me as I work in the field. We are...
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    Nice Job! Drip legs can be installed outside....

    Nice Job!

    Drip legs can be installed outside. We have to do it here all the time. It is suppose to go in before the pressure regulator.
  44. Thread: Pride or shame?

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    Deck/Patio + Air Curtain = MOSQUITO GUARDS! ...

    Deck/Patio + Air Curtain = MOSQUITO GUARDS!

    I've seen worse [unfortunately]. I wouldn't have installed them like that though.
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    There was over 5 gallons of mastic used on this...

    There was over 5 gallons of mastic used on this job!

    There is a lot of duct in this house. There are 4 main returns in the home and independant returns to every bedroom. The downstairs system [4...
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    The only time a soaker tube is needed on my...

    The only time a soaker tube is needed on my installations is at the time of backfilling. The trenches or pit must be filled with water to assist in settling. It is not needed for operation.
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    Nope, I drive the Big Boy [Ram]. Officially...

    Nope, I drive the Big Boy [Ram]. Officially tested one too!
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    I bet you have allot of nightmares Steve! It is...

    I bet you have allot of nightmares Steve! It is amazing at what you find.
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    I did? :confused: Where? It must have been one of...

    I did? :confused: Where? It must have been one of those nights! :D

    I didn't take any after pictures...didn't need them for the insurance adjuster. I should have though. I got occupied when I...
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    Thanks Mid!

    Thanks Mid!
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