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    As far as I know the Infinity control already has...

    As far as I know the Infinity control already has the dual fuel stuff programmed into it, lots of options. No need for a dual fuel kit.
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    Interesting thing about the history of abortion...

    Interesting thing about the history of abortion being legal in all 50 states. It was close to becoming illegal in a majority of them before ROE V WADE. The issue was losing in the states. State...
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    I don't deal much with Rhee/Ruud so I don't know...

    I don't deal much with Rhee/Ruud so I don't know what they're making today. We do alot of commercial repairs and replacements and still do a lot of 460/480v stuff.
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    Get the 480v unit and make things simpler. It...

    Get the 480v unit and make things simpler. It will free up time to do other work. Those little conversion details will eat your lunch and suck all the joy out of life if not bid into the job up...
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    Have a smart phone? Take a picture of the next...

    Have a smart phone? Take a picture of the next superheat charging chart you see, rename the picture to the brand model number charging chart.
    Collect them like baseball cards. Copy them to your...
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    Some Tranes used two different run capacitors in...

    Some Tranes used two different run capacitors in parallel for a trickle feed crankcase heat. One of them had a resistor across it and, that resistor bled current through the start windings using a...
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    It's possible to tie backup power to run anything...

    It's possible to tie backup power to run anything you want. The issue of concern is backfeeding the power grid and electrocuting someone while they're trying to fix a power issue. Interties into...
  8. I find the cost of housing is still affordable in...

    I find the cost of housing is still affordable in certain parts of Austin. Affordable is usually more than you want to pay.
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    Low cost AC trunk line. Could have been done to...

    Low cost AC trunk line. Could have been done to fix a problem with air distribution. I agree with Rodney28334. You can make it pretty and wall it off with 2x4's, sheetrock and paint.
  10. Have a company spray the underside of the roof...

    Have a company spray the underside of the roof deck with Heatblock Ultra radiant heat barrier. It will cut down on the radiation of heat off of the roof deck. The total space between the roof deck...
  11. The last guy out seems to get the blame for...

    The last guy out seems to get the blame for anything going wrong. I've seen a lot of different things break and they were all working a little earlier. It's disconcerting to have a component ...
  12. It's hard to determine what is causing the...

    It's hard to determine what is causing the problem without testing. A bad breaker or breaker connections inside the electrical breaker panel or equipment dsconnect are frequently overlooked by...
  13. Perhaps the emergency/auxiliary heat strips are...

    Perhaps the emergency/auxiliary heat strips are broken and have shorted to ground. I'd have to do a few checks.

    Sometimes breakers go bad and trip at amperage lower than the rating.

    I've...
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    Had two customers who DIY'd their HSI. The...

    Had two customers who DIY'd their HSI. The symptom for each was failure to light reliably and sometimes locked out the ignition control board. The new generic ignitor didn't sit right in the gas...
  15. Need Commercial HVAC Mechanics/Techs Austin Tx.

    My employer is looking for Commercial HVAC Mechanics/Techs with a minimum of 5 years of commercial experience.
    We work in the Austin Tx area and have steady work year round.

    Competitive wages and...
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    Are fire dampers closed in the ductwork?

    Are fire dampers closed in the ductwork?
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    Just guessing..... You said it only happens...

    Just guessing..... You said it only happens during furnace operation.... Is there a condensate float switch attached to the 96% furnace inducer condensate drain? Condensate float switches are wired...
  18. In my opinion, a training course can prevent gaps...

    In my opinion, a training course can prevent gaps in your knowledge that learning in the field can create. People with that foundation are prone to thinking "everyone knows that". I'm surprised how...
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    All self delusion aside, customers own...

    All self delusion aside, customers own themselves. They have freedom of association and will use whom they will as long as not under a contract. A contract will only hold them for the duration and...
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    Small tubing requires a small tip with a single...

    Small tubing requires a small tip with a single flame. Too much heat will quickly melt through thin wall or small diameter tubing. In the wrong place, that burn through will waste a lot of your...
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    I prefer 15%. I may prefer something cheaper...

    I prefer 15%. I may prefer something cheaper when I'm paying for it.

    It's mainly flow characteristics, brazing goes quicker and less rework.

    BTW, my leaks went way down since I started using...
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    chillerout1 had a real good recommendation....

    chillerout1 had a real good recommendation.
    Entouch controls has a feature set that seems ideal for your situation.


    http://www.entouchcontrols.com/our-products/controllers/
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    The thermocouple is used to hold the armature of...

    The thermocouple is used to hold the armature of the pilot valve open, it uses DC.
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    "Refrigeration and Air Condition Technology - 4th...

    "Refrigeration and Air Condition Technology - 4th edition" by Whitman, Johnson and Tomczyk
    Page 600 (a terrific book btw, more readable and useful than "Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning -...
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    My understanding of negotiation is you need to...

    My understanding of negotiation is you need to start with a high enough initial starting point that the negotiations will eventually end up in a place you will prosper in.

    The astoundingly high...
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