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    Re: Re: What do you believe in?

    yeah,but does it have that helmet shaped divit in it?
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    Philbiker... First thing you need to realize...

    Philbiker...

    First thing you need to realize is that you are screwed before you even start. Do you really believe that given a natural gas crisis, whether real or trumped up, that electric rates...
  3. Interesting thread, not for just what the OP...

    Interesting thread, not for just what the OP said, but for the reactions.
    1 We want the customer to "compare apples to apples".
    Yet we get concerned when he's 'too specific."

    2 We say that...
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    Sounds like the cat needs to fired or...

    Sounds like the cat needs to fired or re-trained...
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    If you need to ask the question, then yes, you...

    If you need to ask the question, then yes, you need to call a PRO.
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    Did I miss something here, or is it just me... ...

    Did I miss something here, or is it just me...

    O.P. has spent over $2400.00 on this home warranty for the past for years.

    O.P. states that suing the company will cost him and them at least...
  7. Thread: Foot in Mouth

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    Actually, don't you know that all mechanical...

    Actually, don't you know that all mechanical equipment talks to each other? You put new parts in your neighbors unit, now yours wants some too. Sort of like replacing the condensor fan motor only to...
  8. So tell them that you will be at their office in...

    So tell them that you will be at their office in the morning and look at the calcs there...

    You need to know what they designed the system to do, and what their target values were.
    Then you need...
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    Basic, non technical explaination: As a filter...

    Basic, non technical explaination:

    As a filter clogs, reducing the CFM of the system, the load on the motor is reduced, so it draws less amperage. If we increase the speed of the motor, the fan...
  10. Thread: tech help

    by dave_slo
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    Sounds like you are going to be warm for a...

    Sounds like you are going to be warm for a while...

    Go to the library and check out some books on HVAC servicing and refrigeration. Or jump over to Amazon.com and search for some books there. You...
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    yeah, i missed that, and the noise post too......

    yeah, i missed that, and the noise post too... but found it interesting that no problems were mentioned in the original post.

    If this were my system, and I just had it installed, I would be...
  12. Thread: TXV

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    The simplest answer is that insulating the bulb...

    The simplest answer is that insulating the bulb will not hurt anything. It will just ensure that the bulb is sensing the temp of the discharge line of the evap, like it is designed to do.

    So if...
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    The H.O. has never said there is a problem with...

    The H.O. has never said there is a problem with the unit, he is just second guessing the install.

    Nobody has asked the obvious questions.
    1 How does it work?
    2 What problems do you have?
    3...
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    betcha they got an old console tv at home with a...

    betcha they got an old console tv at home with a new portable sitting on top of it.....
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    Just overcharge the system, and tell the guy,"...

    Just overcharge the system, and tell the guy," well, its overcharged, but that's ok, I never heard of freon leaking IN."
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    ya forgot about the liquor store owners

    ya forgot about the liquor store owners
  17. Thread: Felons

    by dave_slo
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    Originally posted by NormChris [B] ...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by NormChris
    [B]

    Yeah, but there were a whole lot more "hangin' offenses" back then too.
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    What can I say... I like the scenic route.

    What can I say... I like the scenic route.
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    Actually, I was not reffering to your remark at...

    Actually, I was not reffering to your remark at all, but to mine... My racist joke about a black man not getting a fair trial in CA. It was quite popular here after OJ's trial. Usually when I make...
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    If people couldn't change their minds, they would...

    If people couldn't change their minds, they would not change the things they believe.

    If people cant change the things they believe, they can't change the things they teach.

    If they can't...
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    Does it matter? the city has no business...

    Does it matter?

    the city has no business censoring him. If he puts up a display, or memorial or whatever, the vandals are his to deal with, whoever they are. The vandals are the ones going on...
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    Told ya so...

    Told ya so...
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    So was Monica. :)

    So was Monica. :)
  24. Thread: airflow

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    You have already said the contractor hasn't or...

    You have already said the contractor hasn't or doesn't know how to run the calcs to determine what you need.

    So he is guessing.

    You don't have the ability to run the numbers.

    So you are...
  25. Thread: Guess Where

    by dave_slo
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    Got it!!! MY DRYER!!!

    Got it!!! MY DRYER!!!
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    And they say we are whacko in California. Hope he...

    And they say we are whacko in California. Hope he gets a good lawyer and sues that jack A$$ city.
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    Get your installing contractor on the phone and...

    Get your installing contractor on the phone and have them come out and fix it. If its a new system, you should have a parts, labor, and performance warranty on it still.
  28. Line set replacement depends on the condition of...

    Line set replacement depends on the condition of the existing set, and whether or not it is practical to replace it. if the lineset is easy to access, its good practice to replace it, especially when...
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    First things first. You need to find out why...

    First things first.
    You need to find out why your eleven year old unit has not worked properly.

    Just blindly replacing it without knowing the real cause of your cooling problem could be a...
  30. You could have a number of problems, and the...

    You could have a number of problems, and the compressor could be going bad. But as far as the thermostat causeing the compressor not to start properly, as long as the delay is working, I don't think...
  31. The real question is, "How much money do you want...

    The real question is, "How much money do you want to spend to get it right?"

    The only real, and best solution is to install new, insulated ducting. Anything else is going to give you problems,...
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    I said it before, and I will say it again......

    I said it before, and I will say it again... man-made problems can be the hardest to find and fix.

    Now the story:
    Years ago, when I worked in automotive, we had a customer come in with his 2 year...
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    Put the old 'stat back in (good thing you saved...

    Put the old 'stat back in (good thing you saved the wiring diagram) THEN call in a pro to change it. Have them check out your system with the old stat in place, tell them you changed it out, but then...
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    You have been given good advice, but now, really...

    You have been given good advice, but now, really who cares?
  35. Happens all the time, power company usually ends...

    Happens all the time, power company usually ends up paying.

    Power spikes are common when power is restored, one plant I worked at had a policy of taking all equipment off-line during a power...
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    Two words...RENT ONE! Take it out for a...

    Two words...RENT ONE!

    Take it out for a really good ride, and see if you like it. Harleys are different than any other motorcycle, ya either love em, or hate em, and the only way to know what you...
  37. Thread: Hand trucks

    by dave_slo
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    Buy a really good one from a Materials Handleing...

    Buy a really good one from a Materials Handleing Co. or from McMaster-Carr. You want an appliance dolly with straps, and large wheels that can handle rough terrain.

    Give the bill to the boss,...
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    Sears Outlet stores can be a source for good...

    Sears Outlet stores can be a source for good buys... lots of scratched and dented but otherwise good new appliances there, and they have a warranty.
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    biggest reason for the high death toll was the...

    biggest reason for the high death toll was the age of the Legionaires. As always, the elderly are more suceptable to infection.

    Legionaire's Disease has also been found to occur at a Big Box store...
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    Call your credit card company and get the forms...

    Call your credit card company and get the forms to dispute the charges and stop payment.

    Tell the installing company you want the following before you will reinstate payment:
    1 proffessional...
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    Aah Texas Justice at its best...

    Aah Texas Justice at its best...
  42. Thread: Return Air

    by dave_slo
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    YA THINK?

    YA THINK?
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    Depending on where you are, this link may not get...

    Depending on where you are, this link may not get you any closer to a Trane Comfort Specialist than you are now. In my area, this search returns Home Depot, and the Hack company they use here for...
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    So I guess risking your hand and health is worth...

    So I guess risking your hand and health is worth less than what mama says.

    You were injured at work, you deserve treatment, and ITS THE LAW. The hospital will take workman's comp, or they have to...
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    Actually, its that a black man can't get a fair...

    Actually, its that a black man can't get a fair trial in California.

    Now, leaving that racist comment in the dust where it belongs, There are some of us blue state Californians who are getting the...
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    The guy needs to be sold. As a retired mechanic,...

    The guy needs to be sold. As a retired mechanic, (I am assuming auto) he is not familiar with what happens when an electric compressor burns out and contaminates the system. Automotive you just bolt...
  47. Thread: DIY or PRO?

    by dave_slo
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    Currently the sale of R134a is not regulated. ...

    Currently the sale of R134a is not regulated.

    There is a big difference between selling a split system and installing it. Again, the law does not regulate this.

    Once an uncertified person...
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    You have just asked the million dollar question....

    You have just asked the million dollar question.

    If we could find a complete, concise answer to that question, the good techs would all have more work than they could handle, and would all be...
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    All the above, and have an electrician check out...

    All the above, and have an electrician check out your fuse panel. Dimming lights when a load is applied is often a sign of a loose neutral wire. Buzzing noise could also be sign of loose wiring and...
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    There is a term for that disconnect, especially...

    There is a term for that disconnect, especially if done by a tech... Its called CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE, and can carry serious jail time if injury or property damage results from it.

    That picture...
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