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    I plan to move to your general area of florida in...

    I plan to move to your general area of florida in the next year or two and was wondering if you would be kind enough to give me an idea what type of salary range a seasoned hvac service tech with...
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    Mounting close to ground is bad if you live in...

    Mounting close to ground is bad if you live in area where it snows,
    you must keep sensor at least above the highest average snowfall.
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    check ARI ratings you most likely will not get...

    check ARI ratings you most likely will not get advertised SEER with out VS blower
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    school book? I don't think so... ethics, yes! ...

    school book? I don't think so... ethics, yes!

    I make a good living fixing other contractors cut corners.
  5. april aire 600 is by-pass type using system...

    april aire 600 is by-pass type using system airflow to blow across water panel with constant flow of water down the drain.

    honeywell trusteam is direct injection of steam and most of consumed...
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    actually installing the coil in R/A of gas...

    actually installing the coil in R/A of gas furnace voids warranty on the brands that i am familiar with.

    if you are installing systems professionally the customer is buying the materials and...
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    ?????

    ?????
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    seems to me that if you have enough knowledge and...

    seems to me that if you have enough knowledge and exp. to rig your own fossil kit that you could get a new boss...
  9. Our HVAC company stocks & sells all types of...

    Our HVAC company stocks & sells all types of filters over the counter, most of the time I can beat wal-mart on such filters as basic pleats and fiberglass... so try calling a local HVAC service...
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    crank case heaters don't have anything to do with...

    crank case heaters don't have anything to do with compressor operation they just keep it warm to prevent refrigerant migration back to compressor and to keep oil warm for easier start and run.
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    you do know that they make thermostats that will...

    you do know that they make thermostats that will control hybrid/duel fuel systems without any kit or relays don't you? just need capable stat and outdoor sensor.
  12. Why do you want to buy filters on the net? do...

    Why do you want to buy filters on the net?
    do you not have local filter distributor?
  13. Thread: 3/4 line noise

    by chlosum
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    refrigerant migrates to coolest are when system...

    refrigerant migrates to coolest are when system is off,... during summer this would be the evap. coil so it is possible for debris to travel both directions.

    I have never heard a sound from...
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    if stage control is set for timed stageing thats...

    if stage control is set for timed stageing thats exactly what you get.
    if it runs for longer than set time it will go into high stage.

    I recommend changing setting to auto or temp diff setting...
  15. Thread: 3/4 line noise

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    if you had something inside 3/4" line outside the...

    if you had something inside 3/4" line outside the evap coil it would travel back to the outdoor unit.

    If you think you have solder balls in line they also would travel in direction of refrig....
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    does ther house have return air vents in top...

    does ther house have return air vents in top level?

    if so run fan all the time you will pull the rising heat out in winter.

    a return in basement is great as long as you are not storing gas and...
  17. not to get in an argument.. but for the sake of...

    not to get in an argument.. but for the sake of the homeowners as stated.

    I sell all top brands & "B" brands too.
    Goodman has better out of the box warranty than Trane or Carrier. Payne has free...
  18. Thread: quote details

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    this will vary from area to area... I live on...

    this will vary from area to area...
    I live on border of two states neither of which require inspection.
    only one state has license program and does not have inspections
    the other has no license...
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    Good, at least you have a metering device. The...

    Good, at least you have a metering device.

    The tech you had out is by far not a professional.

    I read articles in trade magazines all the time and have read many articles about not only having...
  20. You need to be in Pro Forums: Technical you...

    You need to be in Pro Forums: Technical

    you have to apply for pro status.

    This forum is for general discussion not technical advise.

    we are not allowed to give tech advic here... lots of us...
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    did you not look at the picture? this guy ran...

    did you not look at the picture?

    this guy ran 3/4" pvc through wall, i would think if it were temp. he would use the small tubing to terminate drain so whole in wall would be easier to fix....
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    Thanks m kilgore, yes it is a heat pump. He...

    Thanks m kilgore, yes it is a heat pump. He removed the TXV that was located inside the house at the air hardler and installed a dryer.[/QUOTE]

    did he replace the txv with new one?
    or did he...
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    Model #'s of equipment ( not just brand, size,...

    Model #'s of equipment ( not just brand, size, SEER )

    Other than that... I would suggest requesting anything specific that you are wanting.

    If you are expecting mastic and it isn't specified...
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    2 stage H/P and A/C's play a larger role in...

    2 stage H/P and A/C's play a larger role in comfort more so than eff. from what I see. I do alot of operating cost calc's and 2-stage doesn't make much diff over same eff. single stage.
  25. GOOD ADVICE !!! Sometimes you can spend just a...

    GOOD ADVICE !!!

    Sometimes you can spend just a little more and get a whole lot more.
  26. if you need technical help you are in the wrong...

    if you need technical help you are in the wrong forum.
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    that sounds just like most maint. techs at...

    that sounds just like most maint. techs at apartment housing I see
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    1st two digits of serial is year second two is...

    1st two digits of serial is year second two is month
  29. Thread: In the Shade

    by chlosum
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    Sun on the condensor only makes small diff. it's...

    Sun on the condensor only makes small diff.
    it's the sun on your house that puts load on A/C

    keep'n it clean is the best thing for it.
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    OOPS!

    posted this in wrong area

    thread moved to pro area
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    won't you need an extension ladder if this is...

    won't you need an extension ladder if this is going to be a commercial service truck?
    all the gas you save with it will be used up by running back and forth to get things that you don't have room...
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    Subcooling Heat Exchanger?

    Have brand new Carrier 20 Ton R-410 cooling only pkg.

    On one circuit has got 30*+ superheat and approx. 40* subcooling, head press is normal and suction is low. each circuit has got two txv's one...
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    If you have box that is trying to freeze evap,...

    If you have box that is trying to freeze evap, not drop temp, and has high head press.

    Other than obvious things like dirty cond. and or bad door gasket

    sounds like a candidate for checking...
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    I haven't seen alot of new direct draw keg...

    I haven't seen alot of new direct draw keg coolers but have seen alot of old ones and all are pretty basic setup just like bar style beverage coolers.
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    fans must run!!!

    On direct draw boxes with taps on top fans must run not only for defrost but for keeping beer cold in tap tower.

    Sounds like someone has been working on them prior to you.
    My advice is to get...
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    Cost Op

    Have your contractor run a cost of operation comparison on several types of systems.

    In northwest KY a cost op on the diff between a 2-stage 16 seer heatpump with variable drive 90% and 13 seer...
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    NATE

    This is the site i think you wanted http://www.natex.org/
  38. Thread: 410 A Help!

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    did you change evap? did you change refrig lines...

    did you change evap?
    did you change refrig lines or flush?

    R-410 is just like any other refrigerant. Understanding your PTR and the refrigeration cycle is key.
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    Is closet a conditioned space? ( same temp as...

    Is closet a conditioned space? ( same temp as rest of home)

    Has insulation in coil case been damaged or removed?

    is duct or furnace sweating?
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    ACA?

    ACA & ATA are the two options in Carrier N coils

    ACA = regular copper hairpins
    ATA = tin plated hairpins ( hairpins are the copper end loops on backside of coil)
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    ???

    You are saying that no settings were changed but you seem to notice less airflow?

    If this is correct I would start checking other places rather than dip switch settings.

    Check or have pro check...
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    Yes very obvious how blade is installed, although...

    Yes very obvious how blade is installed, although I have seen blades on upside down and wrong rotation among other things.

    When speaking of blade position I am talking about where it is secured to...
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    There are no codes or regulations keeping us from...

    There are no codes or regulations keeping us from using ductboard.

    There is a very small amount in the western KY area.

    At our company we are following the IAQ trend & I believe that blowing...
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    Our entire company seldom uses duct tape anymore....

    Our entire company seldom uses duct tape anymore.

    Ironic that a HVAC company doesn't use much duct tape, but I believe it's a thing of the past.
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    Have Tech check position of blade on shaft. I...

    Have Tech check position of blade on shaft. I have had Carrier units where incorrect positioning of blade caused undesirable noises. And these units where new out of the box.

    FYI: This advice is...
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    In Kentucky we do our share of duct sysytem...

    In Kentucky we do our share of duct sysytem replacements. Not generally due to age though. most age contributed damage is easliy repaired.

    We replace them due to poor design/instalation or water...
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    Aprilaire 5000, American Standard/Trane " Accu...

    Aprilaire 5000, American Standard/Trane " Accu Clean " , Carrier Infinity Air Puirifier, Bryant Evolution are all top products, go to the Maufacturer's websites for more info.
    ...
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    existing roof vent

    running a pvc vent through the roof where previous vent was located is possible. existing roof flashing should be removed and replaced with the correct flashing for pvc. even though your existing...
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    Vent through wall

    Yes inside is exhaust and outer is intake if using a concentric vent kit
    you may vent his furnace thru wall or roof. you may also run intake and exhaust seperate as long as you follow manufacturers...
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    Great choices

    I think these are both great furnaces you can't go wrong.
    Modulating is every thing the two stage var. is and little more.
    Make sure you get 10 yr Part and Labor warranty, because out of warranty...
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