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    I have seen this a couple of times before. One...

    I have seen this a couple of times before. One was leaking at the Baso because it was loose and the other was leaking around the temp setting stem. More often I've found the burner tube nut loose,...
  2. I've seen this a few times when years ago the...

    I've seen this a few times when years ago the local utility company offered rebates for switching to natural gas appliances. If installing a gas furnace and keeping the outdoor unit of a heat pump...
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    Personally, I use plastic leaf bags. They take up...

    Personally, I use plastic leaf bags. They take up less room and are easier to carry on the truck. They are waterproof. And they have a built in indicator of a flame roll out or overheating. Plus if...
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    I haven't run into a 410 system with a small or...

    I haven't run into a 410 system with a small or undersized linesets, so I'm curious as to the higher pressure and velocities causing noise and or wear problems.
    I should say yet.
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    Exactly!

    Exactly!
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    I've noticed since the jump in copper prices,...

    I've noticed since the jump in copper prices, some makers have backed off the 3/8 min size for liquid lines, but with a reduction of capacity. However if they do call for that, you will void the...
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    Just spoke with my supplier and they are not even...

    Just spoke with my supplier and they are not even allowed to sell any. They have heard the price will be settling back down, but still about 20% higher than last week, after the next few days.
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    Anyone can see he didn't know what he was doing....

    Anyone can see he didn't know what he was doing. Everybody knows you don't put screws in PVC......you use a No-Hub Band!
  9. Well I'll tell you I had a similar situation...

    Well I'll tell you I had a similar situation several years ago. As a matter of fact I was working just around the corner from there today. I got a call at 3am from a customer who handed the phone to...
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    Check the burners and the crossover slots. Those...

    Check the burners and the crossover slots. Those burners can get enough lint, pet hair, etc buildup that can delay the lightup just enough for the flame sense circuit to open. The older WAV burners...
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    Also had a customer with no heat whose husband...

    Also had a customer with no heat whose husband decided to save some time by venting the dryer into the chimney. I have never seen so much lint packed into a heat exchanger flueway before or since. ...
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    Years ago, had a customer call about a gas leak....

    Years ago, had a customer call about a gas leak. Was sent out to check it. Walked in the basement to see some bad looking corroded pipe with a garden hose between it. The man said he knew it was...
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    Well it may be possible they gave the guy a high...

    Well it may be possible they gave the guy a high price intentionally so he would call someone else
  14. It does make a nice place to set your tools....

    It does make a nice place to set your tools. They'll be at arms reach
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    If you've been getting your septic tank pumped...

    If you've been getting your septic tank pumped out regularly and don't run any heavy vehicles, etc over the field you shouldn't have a problem. if only liquid is going out to the drain field there...
  16. Thread: pex tubing

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    Unfortunately, the ability to read or understand...

    Unfortunately, the ability to read or understand what your reading is not a requirement round here. And from what I see, it is well exploited.
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    Where in Virginia How old is the house? Has it...

    Where in Virginia How old is the house? Has it been renovated? do you know what type of drain piping you have? The smell you are describing sounds more like sewer gas/ drain odor and could have one...
  18. It sounds like you need some clarification from...

    It sounds like you need some clarification from the salesman before you decide.
  19. Thread: pex tubing

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    That is why I am not a believer in pex for...

    That is why I am not a believer in pex for heating purposes. I too have seen many boilers where the high limit gets out of calibration and runs up to 220 or more. Around here we have some houses that...
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    Does everyone has a driver's license know how to...

    Does everyone has a driver's license know how to drive? I think the reply that Gib's Son just made is going to be the correct final one. We had a meeting with the area's inspectors years back and...
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    I've had luck with Clenair neutralizer tubs...

    I've had luck with Clenair neutralizer tubs placed in the returns and AHU. You need plenty and they're not cheap, but it removes odor. I had luck with those bags of lava rocks sold at BGBX store work...
  22. I would recommend you get a qualified HVAC...

    I would recommend you get a qualified HVAC mechanic to come out and go over your system and explain/show you what can/cant/needs to be done. Minor variables can require different answers to the same...
  23. Thread: pex tubing

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    Yes I agree,. That is a question the installer...

    Yes I agree,. That is a question the installer should answer. Did it pass a rough in inspection?
  24. Ask your contractor to provide you with some...

    Ask your contractor to provide you with some product brochures or data. It may simply be a typo. I myself had spelled out an incorrect model number a time or two on an estimate.
    Some combinations...
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    All you have to do is soak down the wires with...

    All you have to do is soak down the wires with WD40 and they"ll work in water just fine.
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    I had a customer with a similar problem. Finally...

    I had a customer with a similar problem. Finally I traced it to the flex return in the attic. The original installer had a 20 foot run that when the attic got hot, the flex would emit an insulation...
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    Have them check not only to see if they are...

    Have them check not only to see if they are connected, but see if the original factory filter is still in the unit. I run into this often with the throwmtogetter style of building, clean filters in...
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    The banging problem is common with the Honeywell...

    The banging problem is common with the Honeywell zone valves. You get the bang when more than 2 zones are open and one closes, so the circ is still on. The ball closing against the pump flow causes...
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    Now in thinking, maybe we should not be quick to...

    Now in thinking, maybe we should not be quick to judge. Maybe he was paying the guy to clean the ice off of it!
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    We run into this too often. I always clean and...

    We run into this too often. I always clean and check the coil as part of servicing. the only exception is when the coil is too inaccessible to get to justify the cost as long as the airflow is good...
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    Will the mobile app be for Blackberry also?

    Will the mobile app be for Blackberry also?
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