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    for two summers all I did was replace bearings....

    for two summers all I did was replace bearings. only the Century motors with undersized bearings came back until 1st year warranty expired. and I did it in less time than our parts chaser takes to...
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    Boss called one day. Said I needed to help one...

    Boss called one day. Said I needed to help one of our techs. Get there and main tech is afraid of rats, and ride along helper on first month are standing around by the fan coil. I gabbed a trash...
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    The AC/Appliance guy across the street said you...

    The AC/Appliance guy across the street said you got to see this! Condensing unit shot with a shot gun. Boy friend was mad, wants to know if he could fix it.
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    In my younger do everything days, Dairy Queen...

    In my younger do everything days, Dairy Queen called. The tomato slicer is throwing the slices on the ceiling. 3 phase motor, moved to a different electric outlet.
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    A scarey night, smelled odors, a 60% up flow...

    A scarey night, smelled odors, a 60% up flow furnace with the blower and burner doors swapped.
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    Amen, those that can fix do, dose that can't,...

    Amen, those that can fix do, dose that can't, sell.
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    Knowledge is great, but desire, drive and effort...

    Knowledge is great, but desire, drive and effort to be better makes a world of difference.
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    The line set insulation thickness is dependant on...

    The line set insulation thickness is dependant on (ignoring local codes) temperature and humidity and risk of water damage.
    In Houston TX, high humidity and hot weather need the extra...
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    I would prefer either a metal line set cover or...

    I would prefer either a metal line set cover or one of the snap-on plastic covers. A conduit large enough for the refrigeration lines could be rather expensive. Our local code is moving towards...
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    The ductwork is key to receive the full value of...

    The ductwork is key to receive the full value of any system. The Infinity can compensate to a limited extend, but it uses more energy which defeats the purpose of improved SEER. One of our...
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    Something customers think saves them money.

    Something customers think saves them money.
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    Everyone will have their own favorites. If I...

    Everyone will have their own favorites. If I could get my favorite features from each brand and a power bar that would clear shrubs and H/O that store everything in front of the equipment ... life...
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    I agree the aluminum evaporator coil lasts a long...

    I agree the aluminum evaporator coil lasts a long time, some carrier slab coils are doing well after 40 years (the steel cabinet is rusting out). My problem with the 'A' coil is its air flow...
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    Summit, I agree about the R22 equipment, but...

    Summit, I agree about the R22 equipment, but their R410a and alumninm evaporator coils need improvement. And if you a a cottonwood tree near the spine fin coil, you will want a filter for the...
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    I like the ruggedness of American Standard /...

    I like the ruggedness of American Standard / Trane R22 units. BUT R22 is already becoming more expensive than 410a. I know they have had some troubles with the 410a units. You may regret going for...
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    The Carrier Air Purifier is the only one I know...

    The Carrier Air Purifier is the only one I know about that has been shown to kill viruses.

    When it comes to cleaning, I always prefer to throw away the filter without re-releasing the mess it...
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    Here in Texas, TXU (Texas Utilities - electric)...

    Here in Texas, TXU (Texas Utilities - electric) says changing the t-stat one degree will save 5-6% (season averaged). Changing the t-stat setting for part of the day would save some, but the average...
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    Water should not drip into the duct. ...

    Water should not drip into the duct. Condensation should only go into the primary drain pan and then into the waste drain.
  19. Thread: heard of TPI

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    my TPI digital manometer 620 is okay. does drift...

    my TPI digital manometer 620 is okay. does drift a bit after [ZERO] and need to hold [ON] button for back light. Was only manometer at supply house. Testo sounds better.
  20. Thread: nut drivers

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    resid 1/4 & 5/16 mainly equipment, 7/16 for attic...

    resid 1/4 & 5/16 mainly equipment, 7/16 for attic stairway nuts that H/O does not know are falling off.
  21. Thread: Extendo-ladders

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    my 18 ft type 1A 300# version of gorilla works...

    my 18 ft type 1A 300# version of gorilla works well but is awkward to go full extension.
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    I agree, with the price of gas for an install...

    I agree, with the price of gas for an install crew to replace an emergency drain pan or fix a duct falling off ...Plus the labor cost of two guys to spend more time driving than repairing can hit the...
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    I run solo, so my bar clamp that is reversable to...

    I run solo, so my bar clamp that is reversable to double as a spreader to hold the awkward boxes up/down/on/off.
    Question why are some installers using the blower door to hang a furnace? (slap...
  24. Thread: Infra Red

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    I find the IRs are great, zap the eletrical...

    I find the IRs are great, zap the eletrical terminals to find the first signs of loose connections that may fail, relative temp rise/fall at registers, wave a piece of thin paper in the room and zap...
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    I got it figured! Their feet been cold!

    I got it figured! Their feet been cold!
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    The tech in the blue t-shirt, 7 floors up! OMG...

    The tech in the blue t-shirt, 7 floors up! OMG
    Thanks for the pics, hendrag :D
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    DRServicesHVAC, They are both correct for...

    DRServicesHVAC, They are both correct for different applications.
    The 511 is pressure related to absolute, not guage (atmospheric)
    less accurate ... +/-3hPa about 1.2 inch water column...
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    chrashley, A Solution!

    How does this sound, one for each entrant !:D
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    adamjernigan, is your "[IMG]" code on (see bottom...

    adamjernigan, is your "[IMG]" code on (see bottom of page) ?
  30. Mark, not intending to top you, but you have got...

    Mark, not intending to top you, but you have got to remember in Texas we have bar-bque!
    This was in north Dallas: The customer had used the AC for a few days, then back to heat and smelled a slight...
  31. Thread: No worries...

    by nubbin
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    I was less than 120, 6'1", I had to be careful...

    I was less than 120, 6'1", I had to be careful with condensing unit on two wheeler did not play catapult with me. :D My dad was almost as thin, but he said I was younger.
  32. Thread: DIY'er

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    The neighbor down the street was throwing out...

    The neighbor down the street was throwing out this perfectly good duct ...
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    had one customer with a lean-to keeping sun and...

    had one customer with a lean-to keeping sun and rain off of condenser. Would not remove until I connected the amp meter and had him watch.
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    Those pictures remind me I am old.

    Those pictures remind me I am old.
  35. I would go into detail on one hp that does not...

    I would go into detail on one hp that does not cool after fan coil control board changed and 'O' is connected to Oh Oh !! but the owner may have helped. :eek:
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    but alas, to check pressure switches, you need a...

    but alas, to check pressure switches, you need a fine thread screw or you will overshoot!
    However it is easy to check if the gas furnace in a closet is sealed to the platform fairly easily with...
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    It is half the size of my Yellow Jacket, 3/4 the...

    It is half the size of my Yellow Jacket, 3/4 the size of my TPI, and my bag is full. I can leave my Yellow Jacket in the truck and be more accurate without counting tick marks. The Min-Max option...
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    my luck, the customer would try it and then SUE!

    my luck, the customer would try it and then SUE!
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    Thanks, 90% of my non-residential exposure is...

    Thanks, 90% of my non-residential exposure is from my dad's and grandfather's stories. While I scored in the 90's on NATE, I would have to guess the rest.
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    Best Of Luck!

    Best Of Luck!
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    Shophound, how does CM test compare to NATE?

    Shophound, how does CM test compare to NATE?
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    just a 'yep', well keep it up. I have some...

    just a 'yep', well keep it up. I have some customers who think "Yes, because" is too much info:-)
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    I am partial to the Carrier Infinity line also. ...

    I am partial to the Carrier Infinity line also. But I remember working with my dad in the '70's on package units for mobile homes that were sold because they were lower priced, had a 5 year warranty...
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    Do you have annual maintance on your system? ...

    Do you have annual maintance on your system? There are some companies begining to offer ECM motors as replacement for the more power hungry PSC blower motors. When your maintenance tech says your...
  45. If you are skilled HVAC tech, maybe. If you will...

    If you are skilled HVAC tech, maybe. If you will rely on a company with no local service rep or techs, you could be without heat or cool for a long time.
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    some insurance companies give discounts on home...

    some insurance companies give discounts on home insurance policies when the ENTIRE system is replaced. may be less than $100 dollars, but TXU discounts and other sources can soften the $$$$ pain.
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    beenthere? 16,411 posts? do you have writer's...

    beenthere? 16,411 posts? do you have writer's cramps yet? Makes me feel 'un-helpful' ;^)
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    I've had a couple of "had the roof replaced in...

    I've had a couple of "had the roof replaced in November how can that kill my AC?". One of those wayward nails can generate a which way is cheaper quiz for the GC. As to the left/right side of the...
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    Instead of looking for a brand of equipment, look...

    Instead of looking for a brand of equipment, look for the company you want to keeping it working effiecently and repair quickly. He/she should have the right parts on his/her truck and a history of...
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    My TPI 620 Manometer was the only one the supply...

    My TPI 620 Manometer was the only one the supply house had. It is better than a straw and a ruler. It's back light is only active when holding the [ON] button while holding the meter and holding...
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