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    How many years did it take to discover this?

    A property inspector I know very well passed along this find. This is the insides of a residential electrical breaker panel showing the grounding bar on the left and the neutral bar on the right. You...
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    Licensed plumber installs tankless water heater

    I would expect this from a DIY homeowner, but to have a licensed plumber pull this one. Why? House is from the 70's and the existing Transite vent was left in place. He though he could just hook his...
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    Very cool. Does any of that end up in the print...

    Very cool. Does any of that end up in the print version?
  4. New Lennox system - got rid of the yellow fluffy stuff

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    Bubble wrap for supply air...
  5. Yes, but this unit is "egg shaped" and we...

    Yes, but this unit is "egg shaped" and we installed the narrow sides so unit would fit with the most clearance. Turning it would have been much tighter clearance to house and block wall. Not always...
  6. The vent system if sized properly is all at a...

    The vent system if sized properly is all at a negative pressure. That is why there is no tape on connections that aren't "air tight". Air is actually sucked in at these connections. Once the vent...
  7. The manufacture considers the trap as an option....

    The manufacture considers the trap as an option. We do it because our equipment is installed in unconditioned space so any air blowing out a tee fitting or the line is a waste of energy. The trap...
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    This is what we do when the furnace is on a...

    This is what we do when the furnace is on a platform and the return air chamber and grill is right below. Also you want to check that the return air grill is sized large enough. The bar type grill is...
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    Manufacture approves setting furnace directly on...

    Manufacture approves setting furnace directly on wood up flow/horizontal models.

    We have lined only a few with metal usually because of rodent control. IE vet hospital with food inside building....
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    Ahh, concentric kit.

    Ahh, concentric kit.
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    The furnace a Cat 1 appliance is not positive...

    The furnace a Cat 1 appliance is not positive pressure in the venting system. People see the vent blower and think that it is but it's not. The blower only induces a draft within the furnace. The...
  13. Thread: It's perfect!

    by JKopp
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    If only our customers felt this satisfied. Man's...

    If only our customers felt this satisfied. Man's best friend and they deserve some comfort.
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    That's a dam good idea! I need one of them...

    That's a dam good idea! I need one of them disposable razors.

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  15. Thread: It's perfect!

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    It's perfect!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7SZJ6PEH8Gs
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    The furnace and water heater are set in the...

    The furnace and water heater are set in the garage and has high and low combustion air vents to the outside. We wrapped the Rubitex pipe insulation with 10 mil rubber pipe wrap 2" tape. Inspectors...
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    Thanks hvactechnd and thanks hearthman for that...

    Thanks hvactechnd and thanks hearthman for that detailed follow up. Always learning stuff on this site.
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    Thanks for quoting the section. A lot of times...

    Thanks for quoting the section. A lot of times with residential one can open a slider or window to get to a receptacle. Commercial such as on a roof generally has an outlet on at least one of the...
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    What may be going on is a misunderstanding of...

    What may be going on is a misunderstanding of what they want. It may be required in your application to have B-Vent as the connector material in lew of single wall. This is a very good handbook...
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    http://www.ameri-vent.com/files/assets/files/13669...

    http://www.ameri-vent.com/files/assets/files/1366997178_Catalog--TypeBVent.pdf

    Maybe page 27 will do it for you. The vent manufacturer illustrates this method on a Combo vent system.
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    Ahh, dully noted, thanks for the feedback. Always...

    Ahh, dully noted, thanks for the feedback. Always looking to improve things.

    The equipment hold downs (straps) are a National requirement in the IMC. Just not enforced everywhere. It has more to...
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    About the 120V convenience outlet, they let it go...

    About the 120V convenience outlet, they let it go if it's a change out and or if we are adding a/c (maybe a little known code) but in this case it's nice to see the builder paying attention to codes...
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    Clearances are same rating, one-inch. Amerivent...

    Clearances are same rating, one-inch. Amerivent part number 4FC-24 (2') & 4FC-3 (3'). Appliance connector 4FC-AC
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    What is interesting about this job is the 036 (3...

    What is interesting about this job is the 036 (3 ton) unit is actually taller than the 048 (4 ton).

    Notice the 120 volt electrical outlet (this is a code requirement to be within 20' of the...
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    New Lennox equipment for a textbook change-out

    Highlights: Corrected a Combo B-Vent. Water heater vent connector size is now 4" (was 3" and this is not even shown in venting tables or code books).
    XC14-036 & XC14-048 Lennox air conditioners...
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    I can work with metal without gloves it's just...

    I can work with metal without gloves it's just when they put razor blades on the edge cut I have an issue as I wasn't expecting it. Now I handle with extreme caution. Also watch out on the furnace...
  28. No kidding.

    No kidding.
  29. System has to be air tight, no air leaks. The...

    System has to be air tight, no air leaks. The J-Trap seals air from coming out condensate drain line and trap is serviceable with access plug. We also use rope caulk to seal around condensate drain...
  30. That's a load shedding box from SCE. Power...

    That's a load shedding box from SCE. Power company can shut down unit as needed.
  31. Yes, colder climates require b-vent all the way...

    Yes, colder climates require b-vent all the way back to the appliance but I imagine you try to install 90%+ in those areas as much as possible.

    For us, the vent flex connector is much better to...
  32. New Lennox system, I did the indoor, my Apprentice did the outdoor

    Equipment:
    XC16-060 Lennox two-stage air conditioner
    C33-49C Lennox cooling coil with R410A TXV valve
    SL280UH090XV60C Lennox two-stage variable forced air furnace (80% AFUE)
    Honeywell two-stage...
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    My Brother would always be sure to layer some...

    My Brother would always be sure to layer some cloth duct tape down the 1-1/2" duct strapping if it was in an area that someone might grab onto it.
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    Careful handling Lennox sheet metal

    I know I know, where gloves. He was but he left them in the attic.

    My installer came out of the attic to check on our apprentice outside. He was doing a great job setting and hooking up the a/c...
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    Very nice work. I also don't see the air gap in...

    Very nice work. I also don't see the air gap in combo condensate line?

    We have 3rd party testing for duct leakage so I like to seal air flowing from the coil condensate drain with a J-Trap and...
  36. Lets review this again: Two techs do a coupon...

    Lets review this again:
    Two techs do a coupon $77 precision tune-up on a working air conditioning unit.
    They wash down the condenser coil.
    Check the electrical and run capacitor inside the unit....
  37. I like the last line. "However this case is...

    I like the last line. "However this case is decided, it's a wake-up call for all contractors: Ignorance and inattention in the field may be a crime."
  38. Glad to see others are as anal as I am about...

    Glad to see others are as anal as I am about this. If your not, just Google image search “ladder on freeway”. Wouldn’t want to be the cause of any of that.
    ...
  39. I'm, pretty sure DOT (Department of...

    I'm, pretty sure DOT (Department of Transportation) is the Feds.
  40. DOT approved method of securing extention ladder on work truck

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    Not acceptable, in fact I know it's not.

    Not approved:
    Bungee Cords
    T-Stat Wire
    Duct Tape or any kind of tape

    Approved:
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    And he said your bucket of live wires is good to...

    And he said your bucket of live wires is good to go. If that is before the meter and the utility co sees that they will pull the service and wires to the building until a certified electrician...
  42. Thread: Got shocked

    by JKopp
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    I also make customers replace pull out...

    I also make customers replace pull out disconnects that have missing or broken dead plates. When one only needs to open front cover to touch live electrical what is going to stop a young child from...
  43. Thread: Got shocked

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    My internet connection is poor now to watch the...

    My internet connection is poor now to watch the video again but I thought I saw the dead plate on the roof. If that was off before you touched it I see now why the wires got pinched as you opened the...
  44. Thread: Got shocked

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    Very good video Tim. I posted it on FaceBook...

    Very good video Tim. I posted it on FaceBook showing my friends how this line of work can be dangerous. Will use it at our next safety meeting. Thanks for posting this video! You are truly blessed.
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  46. It's to close, owner also said to me these...

    It's to close, owner also said to me these boneheads were sliding the unit around and it looks like they slid it closer to the pool. This is one of those jobs where the unit will have to be 6" off...
  47. A picture is worth a 1000 words but I see what...

    A picture is worth a 1000 words but I see what you mean when you look at the photo's. Rest assured it did slide down and if you look at the gray paint on the side of the cap, that indented hole in...
  48. Yes the unit is back in operation and cooling....

    Yes the unit is back in operation and cooling. The owner has (4) quotes now on a replacement system including mine. I did not charge him, I was giving a free equipment estimate and I was not out...
  49. Thread: Got shocked

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    The OP has not responded to this thread for a...

    The OP has not responded to this thread for a while, you still kicking? Thanks for the photo's to show what happened. A little to close to see if the disconnect was grounded with a ground wire or...
  50. Man you guy's are smart! Bingo on your last...

    Man you guy's are smart! Bingo on your last question and yes the unit was working when they arrived to do the $77 special.
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