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  1. Thread: Need assistance

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    It would be a good idea if there are air flow...

    It would be a good idea if there are air flow problems that would be fixed by adding more return air.

    What is the problem you are running into that makes you want to add more return?

    Generally...
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    Thats a pretty severe test in the video. I'd...

    Thats a pretty severe test in the video. I'd like to see (I'd test it but am too lazy) of a side by side one using the Super Pro, the other brazed.

    Fact remains, I've never seen a quality braze...
  3. If you weigh in the charge to manufacture specs,...

    If you weigh in the charge to manufacture specs, taking in account the indoor coil model and exact line set length you'll be pretty damn close.

    But even then its a good idea to come back when its...
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    http://www.thewambulance.com/

    http://www.thewambulance.com/
  5. They are impossible to balance, mounting...

    They are impossible to balance, mounting locations can be very limited, they are ugly, and offer little indoor air cleaning and no humidification, when they eventually leak its always a disaster...
  6. Thread: Fluke....

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    lol, not yet. It will be nice to rinse it off...

    lol, not yet. It will be nice to rinse it off with a garden hose when it gets dirty though... :)
  7. Like mentioned, you NEED stuff that conforms to...

    Like mentioned, you NEED stuff that conforms to commercial codes. I say stuff because the equipment doesnt matter. Fire dampers, smoke detectors, fresh air intakes = stuff.

    Equipment wise....any...
  8. Thread: Fluke....

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    Oh and too a previous comment. You can see it...

    Oh and too a previous comment. You can see it when viewing it at an extreme angle from BELOW. But if you are looking down on it (from the top) you can not see the LCD.

    This is what I expected...
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    Excuse my ignorance. I read the PDF. But, what...

    Excuse my ignorance. I read the PDF. But, what exactly is it? It records A/C pressures and such? Seems like it would give my customers a bunch of numbers they dont understand AND cost me money in...
  10. Thread: Fluke....

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    Sorry guys I havent posted yet. Anyway I got...

    Sorry guys I havent posted yet.

    Anyway I got the meter in (Fluke 28II)...

    First impressions.

    Holy crap its big! Here is a pic of my hand holding it. I'm an average/small guy to let you...
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    This is why you never rely on one of those...

    This is why you never rely on one of those things. Its good to see if you HAVE voltage, they are terrible to see if you DONT HAVE voltage. I would compare those things to looking down the barrel of...
  12. Thread: Fluke 233

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    It doesnt do micro amps which makes it useless to...

    It doesnt do micro amps which makes it useless to me since 60% of our customers use natural or liquid propane gas.

    It would be great if you, didnt service gas, OR had another meter with micro...
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    Oops, forgot it was zone with a Harmony III. ...

    Oops, forgot it was zone with a Harmony III. Sorry about that.

    Its really not going to matter too much. The IAQ will allow you to control the humidity level though. The Harmony III will control...
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    With duel fuel I would recommend the Honeywell...

    With duel fuel I would recommend the Honeywell IAQ or Lennox ComfortSense 7000. This will give you humidity control at the thermostat with good dual fuel operation.

    I've used the Honeywell 8000...
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    Its a device that on a call for cooling will look...

    Its a device that on a call for cooling will look at the outside air temp, if its cool enough it will bring in outside air. Like opening a window.

    The alternative is a low ambient kit. It will...
  16. If there is a supply down there and it opens when...

    If there is a supply down there and it opens when the blower comes on it will be exhausting air.

    Unless someone was messing around for whatever reason, something they heard or just thought it was...
  17. I've heard of it and seen it. An A/C customer of...

    I've heard of it and seen it. An A/C customer of ours heats his house with Rinnai tankless water heaters. I'm sure they are rated to do the job. Unfortunately I dont know much more about doing it....
  18. Thread: noisey heatpump

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    It must be crazy loud to go through all of that....

    It must be crazy loud to go through all of that.

    Is the amp draw, pressures, and everything normal?

    Do have have experience with Luxaire? Have you installed other system that were quieter? ...
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    We cant really help you out too much. This isnt...

    We cant really help you out too much. This isnt a DIY website. The reason being is many people do what you are doing and end up killing themselves and there families (gas issues, and carbon...
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    If it leaks then the valve should be replaced. ...

    If it leaks then the valve should be replaced. Leak lock, seating and un seating it, blah blah. Its a leak, replace it with a part that doesnt leak. If Goodman service valves leak then I wouldnt...
  21. Thread: Sat Nav

    by CynicX
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    With TomTom you can download other voices. ...

    With TomTom you can download other voices. Popular voices like Homer Simpson and all sorts of celebrities. I can only tolerate the ladies voice it was shipped with though, she sounds British.
    ...
  22. Thread: Sat Nav

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    You can search via zipcode on TomTom and Garmin. ...

    You can search via zipcode on TomTom and Garmin. I use both...And I THOUGHT the 205 did it too.
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    If its not variable you'll need a professional to...

    If its not variable you'll need a professional to check the static pressure, compare it on a chart, etc, etc, and eventually obtain the 1000 cfm you are looking for.

    With variable speed there is...
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    ^^^ That code will turn off once 208-240v is...

    ^^^

    That code will turn off once 208-240v is restored. It will be stored in the fault section but not display system malfunction.

    Someone not knowing what they are doing in the Advanced...
  25. Thread: Sat Nav

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    I thought this thread would be a little more...

    I thought this thread would be a little more popular. I cant believe ANYONE would be using a paper map this day in age. I couldnt imagine using one again, what a waste of time. Trying to figure...
  26. Thread: truck mpg.

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    I've driven both. I would describe Fords as...

    I've driven both. I would describe Fords as being more truck like, and the Chevrolets being more car like (at least when comparing the two).

    I prefer the Chevrolet since I dont pull anything. I...
  27. Thread: truck mpg.

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    No problems even with the lack of maintenance. ...

    No problems even with the lack of maintenance. BTW I want to have the services done but it seems like my service request fall on deaf ears. Oh well, I'll take a day off when the transmission is...
  28. Thread: Sat Nav

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    ^^^ Yeah, I've been reading a lot of reviews. ...

    ^^^

    Yeah, I've been reading a lot of reviews. And it seems that problems experienced with the TomTom are replaced with different problems with the Garmin.

    I'm looking at the Tomtom GO 630. I...
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    Keep in mind the accuracy of the heat load calc...

    Keep in mind the accuracy of the heat load calc is a major factor in all of this. So be confident in its calculation before you decide on anything....
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    Have you considered a high efficiency air...

    Have you considered a high efficiency air cleaner? They have minimal pressure drop and filter better then those restrictive home store filters. And they generally only need to be replaced once a...
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    The transition from 1st to 2nd stage is usually...

    The transition from 1st to 2nd stage is usually somewhat noticeable. But the blower speeds are more constant in the heat mode. In the A/C mode there are different ramping profiles the blower will...
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    There isnt big cost difference with either...

    There isnt big cost difference with either extreme. Its going to take X amount of gas for Y duration to heat your home. Add more gas and the duration drops (more gas but for less amount of time),...
  33. Thread: Sat Nav

    by CynicX
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    Sat Nav

    By far my most used tool. What brand and model are you guys using?

    I'm in the market for a new one.

    I've been using a Tomtom for a year and a half and its been _ok_. But the maps for my...
  34. Thread: truck mpg.

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    Chevrolet 2500, 4.8 liter. 122,000 miles, (in...

    Chevrolet 2500, 4.8 liter. 122,000 miles, (in desperate need of some services, plugs, transmissions service, coolant, differential etc). ~12-14 mpg and I typically avoid major freeways...
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    ^^^ 2 Ton .... If you want something...

    ^^^

    2 Ton

    ....

    If you want something that is even the slightest bit efficient you'll need to replace the entire system.

    And by compressor I'm assuming you mean, outdoor unit. But I...
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    Zoning is a comfort thing, dont expect it too...

    Zoning is a comfort thing, dont expect it too save you money and generally it will cost you depending on how you set the thermostats.

    That said, your bill seems way high.

    I would say you have...
  37. Thread: 'cold' heat

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    If operating properly, I couldnt see that...

    If operating properly, I couldnt see that particular furnace making hot air that wouldnt satisfy anyone.

    If its running through the slab below ground then it will be cooled before it hits the...
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    What is this about two 60 amp breakers?

    What is this about two 60 amp breakers?
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    Yep, its a good Brand. Let me ask you though. ...

    Yep, its a good Brand.

    Let me ask you though. How old is the furnace? If you havent used it already you could get a tax credit with a qualifying SYSTEM...Just throwing that out there...
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    I would have him install what you wanted. I...

    I would have him install what you wanted. I havent done any research but there is no match up that makes that 16 seer?

    For example Lennox's XP14 is there typical 14 SEER system. The efficency...
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    Keep in mind, zoning, and multiple staging is for...

    Keep in mind, zoning, and multiple staging is for comfort. Not efficiency.

    Longer run times of 2 stage equipment will make for better dehumidification in the summer and more even temps through...
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    The terminology is getting mess up here. ...

    The terminology is getting mess up here.

    Furnaces = BTU output

    Air Conditioners = Tons

    Generally BTU output of a furnace is higher because most people need more heat then air conditioning to...
  43. Thread: Micron gauges?

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    ^^^ Granted I'm sure thats nice. Seems like...

    ^^^

    Granted I'm sure thats nice. Seems like overkill for me though. First its big (aka something else to carry from the truck, down 10 city blocks, up and extension ladder etc). Its more...
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    From look at picture of them I would get the...

    From look at picture of them I would get the Ridgid microExplorer.

    I own a Ridgid SeeSnake and there are some fundamental problems with it. The screen is overly exposed and easy to scratch. It...
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    Is it causing problems or is it something you are...

    Is it causing problems or is it something you are noticing? And do you mean there is a ring forming on the refractory material in the burner or actually on the head?

    It seems like you would work...
  46. OP: Why are you replacing the equipment? If the...

    OP: Why are you replacing the equipment? If the old system is broke down then yeah, go for whoever you have the most confidence in. But it sounds like you are looking to upgrade or something (I...
  47. Thread: Fluke....

    by CynicX
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    Passive matrix LCD will always have poor...

    Passive matrix LCD will always have poor visibility a certain degree angle. This is true anytime its utilized.

    Example. Honeywell Thermostat...
    ...
  48. Thread: Micron gauges?

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    Care to expand on this some? Mostly why the...

    Care to expand on this some? Mostly why the digital ones are crappy, and why the Thermal Dynamics is so good? And what about the cost?

    I have no experience with Thermal Dynamics and quick google...
  49. Thread: veto bag

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    I was just un sold. Looks like they hold too...

    I was just un sold.

    Looks like they hold too much. And although I wouldnt HAVE to fill it up I know it would end up happening.

    I designed a diagnostic/minor repair tool bag with the bag I...
  50. Thread: manifolds

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    I've been using the YJ Titan 4 valve since they...

    I've been using the YJ Titan 4 valve since they came out. I agree with some of the above mention comments but I dont think they are that bad.

    The knobs are silly, it looks like they were designed...
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