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    Just my opinion

    If you do decide to enter this trade I would recommend getting the degree, there will likely be some point down the road where you need it to obtain a certification or license. But like any education...
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    What causes a mist out of supply registers?

    Anybody ever have a mist come out of all the supply registers? It's a white vapor that continuously blows out of the supply registers about a foot or so. This is a 5 ton split system with the furnace...
  3. Thread: Training

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    What was the rating printed on the pressure...

    What was the rating printed on the pressure switch? Sounds to me the pressure switch was bad.

    The rating on the pressure switch is the pressure at which the switch makes. It should break .15...
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    I was wearing gloves that had a flap on them that...

    I was wearing gloves that had a flap on them that covered your fingers to keep them warm or you can fold it back and use your fingers to work. Well I took the blower panel off a RTU and that flap got...
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    When ducts get really bad (Like in post #6 by SO)...

    When ducts get really bad (Like in post #6 by SO) I recommend cleaning them, but in most cases the money is better spent on other IAQ accessories that will actually make an improvement.

    For...
  6. Thread: 90% furnace fire

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    Sounds like one of the orfices didn't get put in.

    Sounds like one of the orfices didn't get put in.
  7. Thread: HVAC Super Pro ?

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    I tried some of this stuff out today and wasn’t...

    I tried some of this stuff out today and wasn’t impressed. You can’t pull it apart but with smaller 3/8 tubing you can break it apart with your hands. I definitely wouldn’t trust it around the...
  8. Thread: HVAC Super Pro ?

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    Seems like this is a better technique if you...

    Seems like this is a better technique if you think about it.

    You eliminate any possibility of oxidation on the inside of the copper. You eliminate the possibility of damaging a service valve, txv...
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    What are you selling as a service tech; system...

    What are you selling as a service tech; system enhancements, duct cleaning, service agreements, equipment, etc.? And what do you get 20% commission on?

    20% of 900k is 180k, plus your $20/hr wage....
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    Or he may have been referring to annual revenue...

    Or he may have been referring to annual revenue he created for the company he works for.
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    Why are LG's Cool Art on the way out?

    Why are LG's Cool Art on the way out?
  12. Thread: New Lennox system

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    For a contractor to become a Lennox Premier...

    For a contractor to become a Lennox Premier Dealer they must receive a good review on the customer surveys that Lennox sends out to their customers. However the contractor gets to decide which of...
  13. Thread: Not my day

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    Yo Bannerd! Why did you post pics of only the...

    Yo Bannerd!

    Why did you post pics of only the gas piping connected to the furnace when you’ve apparently completed the install? The fittings obviously haven’t been tightened in the pics. Are you...
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    I doubt any of the four contractors will...

    I doubt any of the four contractors will entertain you’re request of a breakdown on the pricing of materials and labor cost. Even if a company did share with you how much they mark up their price on...
  15. So I wonder what will happen when CynicX...

    So I wonder what will happen when CynicX customers discover they’re only going to receive a $1500 tax credit versus what they were promised by his company. I’d think the company would be responsible...
  16. Credit Details: 30% of the cost, up to $500 per .5 kW of power capacity

    If this solar panel is only 170 watts then how much of a tax credit can you claim?
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    Well you were the one that was coming to the...

    Well you were the one that was coming to the conclusion that the only explanations of a furnace being 30% less efficient are that the flue gas must be 340 deg or there’s hydrocarbons that are...
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    It’s not so much that there is less heat to...

    It’s not so much that there is less heat to transfer but rather less heat is being transferred.



    When manufactures rate their equipment in a laboratory they squeeze of every bit of efficiency...
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    If you calculate duct loss that’s a separate...

    If you calculate duct loss that’s a separate issue. So I agree with you that anyone calculating duct losses and blaming it on the furnace is BS. If they are calculating duct losses and then offering...
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    Okay, so what method do you suggest for...

    Okay, so what method do you suggest for calculating efficiency in the field?
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    You keep thinking in terms of the lowest flue...

    You keep thinking in terms of the lowest flue temp equates to the highest efficiency. Or that if a furnace is less efficiently transfering heat then the lost efficiency must be hiding somewhere in...
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    There’s no doubt in my mind that there are many...

    There’s no doubt in my mind that there are many people here that are much smarter than I am. So perhaps somebody on this board can explain something to me.

    I don’t understand how a heat exchanger...
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    1. We install furnaces in accordance with...

    1. We install furnaces in accordance with manufactures recommendations and in compliance with all national and local codes. And yes that includes being properly sized and having proper airflow. But...
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    I don’t measure heat loss in the flue I measure...

    I don’t measure heat loss in the flue I measure it in the ducts at the furnace where it’s being delivered. And no your example doesn’t seem realistic. How are you measuring 21,000 Btu’s in the flue?
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    When I say thermal efficiency I’m referring to...

    When I say thermal efficiency I’m referring to delivered Btu’s in the duct at the furnace. I don’t go around the house measuring duct loss, besides all the duct is in a conditioned space so I think...
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