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    As beenthere said it wouldn't be as comfortable...

    As beenthere said it wouldn't be as comfortable or efficient, and it most likely wouldn't last as long since the short cycling and excessive heating/cooling of the heat exchanger is hard on stuff. ...
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    This probably doesn't have anything to do with...

    This probably doesn't have anything to do with anything, but where I am, most accidents don't go on your actual driving record. They go on a secret one that's run by the insurance companies.

    If...
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    Who cares what they call it? It's broke, sell...

    Who cares what they call it? It's broke, sell them a new system!!!

    Why does every one call the stuff in the green jugs Freon, when the side of the jug clearly says Genetron on it? How come no...
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    How about something like this... ...

    How about something like this...





    http://i.imgur.com/kBMdj0c.jpg
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    That sounds interesting. Maybe I'll have to try...

    That sounds interesting. Maybe I'll have to try that someday. I usually keep it simple and lightly fry my fish with just butter and lemon pepper seasoning.

    Were those fish caught near Chicago? ...
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    60 degrees in the morning and 80 in the...

    60 degrees in the morning and 80 in the afternoon? I don't see any logic in that strategy what so ever.

    If you're trying to sell the house, wouldn't it make more sense to make it comfortable for...
  7. An air handler is basically the same as a...

    An air handler is basically the same as a furnace, only with no burners or heat built into it.

    An air conditioner has an "A" coil that works with the furnace or air handler to blow the cold air...
  8. You'll probably only need one way to heat the...

    You'll probably only need one way to heat the house, but as Joe said, it's nice to have redundancy just in case something happens with the boiler some day. (I'm assuming you'll have a boiler for the...
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    You might not want to bring it up to the...

    You might not want to bring it up to the inspector. It could open up a can of worms and there might not be any place to relocate it to that would be much better, without a bunch of extra work. ...
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    Poll: From your description, the problem seems to be...

    From your description, the problem seems to be that the thermostat is trying to maintain the temperature that it is set to, and in order to do this, it's causing the unit to turn on and off...
  11. I think you missed the part about this being for...

    I think you missed the part about this being for a commercial business. Even in the winter, many businesses need cooling more than they need heating.

    Also, as JT said, when it comes rooftop units...
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    To me it sounds like there might be air in the...

    To me it sounds like there might be air in the system. Was the solenoid open when you had the vacuum pump going?

    Although rare, you could have a broken dip tube in the receiver. Try torching the...
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    I did miss the sarcasm. I was just about to...

    I did miss the sarcasm.

    I was just about to offer to send him what I find in my pockets each night for $1 per month. We could make it a long term business deal. If anyone else wants in, let me...
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    Do you have a job now? Is it one that can be...

    Do you have a job now? Is it one that can be flexible to work around your school schedule? Unless you have lots of money saved up to live off of, this is probably the most important thing that...
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    Refrigerant jugs usually include their own...

    Refrigerant jugs usually include their own handles and he didn't say this was for a friend. I'm pretty sure Primmers will be just fine. :cheers:
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    I think I would have told him "No, you're the one...

    I think I would have told him "No, you're the one who mis-understands".

    Your boss wouldn't find many people who were willing to work for him if he tried pulling that crap around here.

    You don't...
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    That seems like a lot of money for a Chinese...

    That seems like a lot of money for a Chinese piece of junk. Seeing stuff like multiple spelling and grammatical errors on their website usually scares me. It will probably work good enough for the...
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    I just looked up that install manual and it says...

    I just looked up that install manual and it says not to use flexible piping since it can reduce gas flow, although it doesn't define what flexible piping exactly is. All piping is flexible to a...
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    If you have house with noticeable temperature...

    If you have house with noticeable temperature swings between rooms/levels, leaving the fan on all of the time can help to even them out. I don't know about it saving any money though.
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    It sounds like you are one really lucky bastard!...

    It sounds like you are one really lucky bastard!

    Your story reminds me of a slumlord customer we have that we sometimes do work for. He loves rottweilers, I think he owns 3 or 4 of them. A...
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    There might be things that can be done to make it...

    There might be things that can be done to make it quieter. First of all, I would suggest talking to your neighbor and telling him that if he can call out the hvac company again, you'll pay for it.
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    In my opinion, his superheat reading of 11.4...

    In my opinion, his superheat reading of 11.4 doesn't mean anything if his box wasn't at setpoint yet. I have learned to not adjust txv's much if the box isn't at temperature yet. If the box is...
  23. Thread: Fluke 902

    by ammoniadog
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    Both meters are similar, it depends on what kind...

    Both meters are similar, it depends on what kind of stuff you work on. With the 902 you can't check temperature sensors because the ohm range sucks, but it can do micro-amps. The 325 doesn't do...
  24. Thread: Fluke 902

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    You're right. Maybe we need the 902 and the 325...

    You're right. Maybe we need the 902 and the 325 to get together and have a baby. :yes:
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    Your teacher was most likely talking about a...

    Your teacher was most likely talking about a constant supply of propane, like maybe 10" W.C. Those old fridges would burn the propane to heat up some absorber type stuff to make the inside cold. ...
  26. Did you steel this quote from Fargo? That's a...

    Did you steel this quote from Fargo? That's a great movie, and a great line from it. Anyways, hope it heals up on you soon. Be careful out there!



    ...
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    I don't know your answer, but I know that heat...

    I don't know your answer, but I know that heat pumps put out more heat than they use in wattage. I would think refrigeration equipment would be similar. If you don't find a real answer, I would err...
  28. This doesn't really have anything to do with...

    This doesn't really have anything to do with anything, but despite their slogan, LG actually stands for "Lucky Goldstar". Back in the 80's or so they were known as just "Goldstar". All of their...
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    Did your company install them? I hope not. ...

    Did your company install them? I hope not.

    Either way though, I think I'd kindly ask that person to not call you anymore.
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    Easy fix. Just remove one of those grates and...

    Easy fix. Just remove one of those grates and replace it with one of these...
  31. Thread: Fluke 902

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    I highly recommend the Fluke 325. It is what the...

    I highly recommend the Fluke 325. It is what the 902 should have been in the first place.
  32. I see that pants come in many prices when I look...

    I see that pants come in many prices when I look online. What is the reason for this???


    ::DD:
  33. Sometimes, I'll clamp the liquid line down with...

    Sometimes, I'll clamp the liquid line down with hydrosorbs, but I'll just leave the suction line laying on top of the strut. I'll then tape the 2 lines together in a few spots so they don't move.
    ...
  34. I'm not sure. You're the one looking at them. ...

    I'm not sure. You're the one looking at them. You tell me.

    Actually, if you can find an old one from a garage sale or craigslist or something, that would probably be the way to go. An old one...
  35. I think bmathews hit it pretty much right on the...

    I think bmathews hit it pretty much right on the head. Those things are worth whatever they can get someone to pay for them. Besides that, do the more expensive ones have more features such as a...
  36. Huh??? Are you saying you spray some expanding...

    Huh??? Are you saying you spray some expanding foam around the strut clamps? I'm having a hard time picturing that.
  37. Yes, the drain line will need heat tape if it's...

    Yes, the drain line will need heat tape if it's kept at 30 degrees F. The evaporator will also need heated defrosts, just like a freezer would.

    If you are using strut clamps, you should be using...
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    I don't deal with alot of these communicating...

    I don't deal with alot of these communicating systems (I'm mostly commercial). I was just wondering what was possible. I installed a Bryant Evolution furnace with the touch screen wi-fi controller...
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    How are they getting screwed? I would say they...

    How are they getting screwed? I would say they are doing pretty darn good compared to most people that attempt to deal with home warranty companies. If it were me, I would just keep calling them...
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    Why is 5 tons the max for single phase? I can...

    Why is 5 tons the max for single phase? I can understand if it's because of a maximum amp draw and wire size that they're shooting for, but hasn't amp draw been going down over the last few years. ...
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    :bump: Come on, don't any of you Carrier...

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    Come on, don't any of you Carrier experts know if any of your sister brands are compatible with your units???
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    How many people would that strategy actually work...

    How many people would that strategy actually work for? I've got better things to do than to try to sue my old boss to force him to take me back when he doesn't want to. Even if someone does get...
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    A few months ago I got fired from my job for...

    A few months ago I got fired from my job for pretty much the same reason. I had heard that another company was looking for techs so I tried calling them up. I left a voice mail on their phone...
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    ICP's "Observer" vs. Carrier Infinity

    Does anyone know anything about ICP's Observer communicating system? I think they're used in some Tempstar, Heil, Comfortmaker, and other units.

    I know that the thermostat looks different than...
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    It's interesting that the low side only goes up...

    It's interesting that the low side only goes up to 60psi. R22 started being used in the 1930's, I would guess that they are older than that. I wonder what the hoses would have looked like back then.
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    I'm surprised to hear that most Ipads and Ipods...

    I'm surprised to hear that most Ipads and Ipods don't have built in GPS. I thought pretty much all smart phone type devices did.

    Anyways, If you want to go the Android route for cheap, go to...
  47. Have you tried shaking it side to side to test...

    Have you tried shaking it side to side to test the installer's theory? It looks like they just sent a tiny sheet metal screw into the rubber pad. To me, it really doesn't look like anything other...
  48. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you...

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you have "point of zero pressure" mixed up with "point of no pressure change". If I understand it correctly, the point of no pressure change should...
  49. That's an interesting piece of equipment. I...

    That's an interesting piece of equipment. I haven't heard of it before. Is it pretty much controlled by the infinity thermostat to slowly ramp up and down based on how fast the temperature/humidity...
  50. What you say makes sense, but it's different from...

    What you say makes sense, but it's different from what pecmsg and comfortdoc says. If I go by the formula, and then add 4 psi, I should have 4psi of pressure at the highest point when nothings...
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