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  1. Thread: Another SCAM!

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    Another SCAM!

    Got a bill out of the blue for a website, amount was $600 plus late fees and administrative fees. My secretary called to find out why we were getting a bill for a site we never approved. Turns out,...
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    yeah, tried that. had the same thing happen when...

    yeah, tried that. had the same thing happen when we bought a freezer from sears, the salesman told us that same bit of advice. no bueno
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    yup, 25vna. they arent cheap, i agree, but they...

    yup, 25vna. they arent cheap, i agree, but they arent that much more than the prior infinity models (2-stage). these have been installed in cold climates for the last 6 yrs in a test market, I am...
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    idk about the mega tek, but have installed a...

    idk about the mega tek, but have installed a couple of Carrier greenspeed heat pumps, so far so good. amazingly quiet, my customers should be getting with me on their power bills in a few months.
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    Poll: I am lucky enough to be taking over my father's...

    I am lucky enough to be taking over my father's plumbing business, and after completing a HVAC/R tech program and getting that license, our revenue has increased dramatically. The plumbing business...
  6. The slim jim is awesome to work with, we did a...

    The slim jim is awesome to work with, we did a couple systems recently using both slim jim and 'home-made' lake loops. I think they are worth the extra expense, the hassle of tying all that tubing...
  7. Thread: municipal water

    by mahlv
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    Nobody? I thought someone would jump all over...

    Nobody? I thought someone would jump all over this due to the use of the city water and the risks imposed by re-injecting water back into the municipal system. I have found that there are a few other...
  8. Thread: municipal water

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    municipal water

    I have the opportunity to bid a decent project here utilizing water-air heat pumps, Mcquay is specified and there are 3 4ton units. The whole thing is pretty straight forward except the loop side:...
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    factory approved mod is what i am looking for,...

    factory approved mod is what i am looking for, what i am not sure of is if this old thing is factory approved now. trane guys i have already talked to arent much help, i might try another dealer...
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    intermittent spark pilot conversion

    I have a customer with a 250000 btu propane duct furnace, it is a Trane model no. GDPC025AEA20000BL, ser no. A83J07385. It has a two stage gas valve, but the tag on the unit only lists one stage and...
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    yeah maybe, but i never even looked to see how...

    yeah maybe, but i never even looked to see how much that is after hearing anywhere up to 400$ a jug. this was purely a favor for my friend and was trying to keep cost down
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    ha ha stone, that is an understatement for sure!...

    ha ha stone, that is an understatement for sure! I just helped a friend out with a walk in freezer install. He is trying to open up a butcher shop, so he is willing to do a little horse trading with...
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    i guess this may not be the correct forum for...

    i guess this may not be the correct forum for this question, but what I was hoping to get some insight on is if a fridge or freezer is laid on it's back or side for a long time and plugged the closed...
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    that sounds like plenty of area, especially if...

    that sounds like plenty of area, especially if there is any source of heat down there. the replacement unit they sent out is working great, it is installed in a mechanical room that stays around 80...
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    ge hybrid water heater

    I was able to install one of these a while back and ended up having a bunch of issues with the heat pump side of the unit and GE sent out a new one and had me 'field dispose' the defective one. I...
  16. i seem to remember either reading or hearing...

    i seem to remember either reading or hearing about planned geothermal communities doing this very thing with a specially developed 'coaxial' sewer pipe. It may have even been overseas, but it would...
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    good point thes, but this is a small remote town,...

    good point thes, but this is a small remote town, and the people that dont pay, well, they eventually get that rep and then nobody will work for them, and they crawl back to the city where they can...
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    Well, an update, passed my license test, just...

    Well, an update, passed my license test, just getting bond and extra insurance in place, get my piece of paper soon. I 'accidentally' mentioned my interest in getting into the refer side of business...
  19. Thread: gravity Furnace

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    easy HS, OIL filters and BURNER blower cages. as...

    easy HS, OIL filters and BURNER blower cages. as in oil fired conversions from coal fired.
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    being able to have some means to modulate and...

    being able to have some means to modulate and adapt to and more closely match your load would save energy usage, reduce cycles, and prolong equipment life. those are a couple of things i can think of.
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    quite a toss up here, comes down to cost vs cost...

    quite a toss up here, comes down to cost vs cost recoup for the difference. I would go with the VS and 2 stage at the lower effeciency if there is not a large difference in price. the link you gave...
  22. Thread: gravity Furnace

    by mahlv
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    the only thing simpler in concept than this is a...

    the only thing simpler in concept than this is a wood stove. I have worked on a couple of these. the few I have seen were originally coal fired and were later converted to oil. i just did what...
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    not up on the trane models, but a 95% single...

    not up on the trane models, but a 95% single stage furnace compared to a 90% single stage furnace? am i missing something? 95% is 5% more efficient than 90%. modulating furnaces adjust the btu output...
  24. there are many variables to consider on something...

    there are many variables to consider on something like this, if you are asking about 'what does in-series mean?', there is definitely a need for a pro to look at what you are trying to do there....
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    by variable speed, I am guessing you are talking...

    by variable speed, I am guessing you are talking about 'modulating'. in that case, the modulating would be the better choice for bang for your buck. modulation, as long as it is a dependable method,...
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