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    we are not 'pos to do-it-yourself.

    we are not 'pos to do-it-yourself.
  2. yep

    yep
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    One nice thing about the land of ice and snow. ...

    One nice thing about the land of ice and snow. The varmits are mostly harmless.
    the mosquitoes carry the west Nile now.
  4. If the coils are dirty the system can't run right...

    If the coils are dirty the system can't run right clean them first. b
    Bad coils will drop the superheat on a fixed orifice so the balanced charge will be less refigerant.
  5. british ale is drunk at 60F more ore less. Thats...

    british ale is drunk at 60F more ore less. Thats 40F evaporating temp plus 20F superheat.
  6. the formula for superheat. seems I,m often...

    the formula for superheat. seems I,m often shooting for 20-30 up here in the north country
  7. if you like english beer beer can cold can be...

    if you like english beer beer can cold can be prety close
  8. from here looks like another bigger is not better...

    from here looks like another bigger is not better tale
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    yeah, but I will say it was almost definitely...

    yeah, but I will say it was almost definitely something wrong with the system that made the innocent t-stat look bad.
  10. Im a run it till it breaks or replace everything...

    Im a run it till it breaks or replace everything with good new stuff. your intermintent noise might be a simple contactor. you could replace a pretty good unit with a mis-match that does not work...
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    yeah the relay hangs up and boom. makes sense to...

    yeah the relay hangs up and boom. makes sense to me.
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    I have devoloped a device consisting of a tube...

    I have devoloped a device consisting of a tube that directs the air to two bags that remove and trap all impurities in the air.

    what are the bags called?

    lungs
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    I think power fluctuations kill capacitos.

    I think power fluctuations kill capacitos.
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    I think cogged belts are a bit more noisy. a lot...

    I think cogged belts are a bit more noisy. a lot more if the pulleys are shot out of alingment or the tension is off.
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    I think it is some kinda crab spider Ill get my...

    I think it is some kinda crab spider Ill get my kid to look at it today
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    if the system was unhappy about the static...

    if the system was unhappy about the static pressure ithink it would tell you. you do not say the airflow increases with no filter. it sounds like the blower slowes to maintain cfm.
  17. there are commercial outfits that want a tech on...

    there are commercial outfits that want a tech on staff. lots of preventive maintenance that you can adjust the timing on. They want some stuff fixed now but I havent had one night call and only one...
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    I think it would work. I would not do it. If I...

    I think it would work. I would not do it. If I noticed it on a service call I would note it on the invoice.
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    the 50 ppm is in the ventpipe not the plenum. ...

    the 50 ppm is in the ventpipe not the plenum. nobodys breathing it.
  20. what he said

    what he said
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    I usualaly have in mind if it is short (

    I usualaly have in mind if it is short (<20'), normal (20-50), long (50-80), or your kidding (>80). but it is not near the top of my need to know list.
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    pressure starts bending fins pretty quick. so low...

    pressure starts bending fins pretty quick. so low pressure high volume.
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    there is a rated amps listed that is the motor...

    there is a rated amps listed that is the motor working full-out
  24. i dunno price a single speed duel-fuel vs. a two...

    i dunno price a single speed duel-fuel vs. a two speed gas with ac.
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    the meter thing is GOOD. Now I feel dumb.

    the meter thing is GOOD. Now I feel dumb.
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    At one time you were to get a vent gas CO

    At one time you were to get a vent gas CO <50ppm. It takes a lot of 50 ppm to hurt you.
  27. could be a brutal ovecharge? hot spot is...

    could be a brutal ovecharge? hot spot is condensing gas,the liquid supercools.
    any way pretty sure it ain't right.
  28. every august since when? a service guy usualy...

    every august since when?

    a service guy usualy does what he can do to get the most out of the existing system. And if you call every August in the hottest weather he has more than enough to do.
    ...
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    no it aint simple. to get good figures you would...

    no it aint simple. to get good figures you would have to measure the actual amps and volts at the unit. and you still would not have a good handle on start-up load.
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    four years ago there was still a HS-2, or did...

    four years ago there was still a HS-2, or did they call it H2 still running a bit north of me.
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    yeah, what happened did lennox orphan those...

    yeah, what happened did lennox orphan those things?

    why is the forced-air water hearer thing so hard? what was the amana disaster HML?HTL? the one with the glycol and the pump?
  32. well I can see getting rid of an 8 year- old...

    well I can see getting rid of an 8 year- old system that has always been trouble. but if you have ducting-weatherproofing problems the new system will not be better. Just slapping in a 4-1/2 or 5...
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    they seem to run to intermintent gas valves too. ...

    they seem to run to intermintent gas valves too. the vibration I would guess.
  34. how about a blockeed distributer to the top...

    how about a blockeed distributer to the top circut of the coil? that makes the top cold. now we overcharge to get some subcool that makes the bottom cool?

    or under preforming compresser?

    The...
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    but enlarging the return and/or lowering the...

    but enlarging the return and/or lowering the airflow to the minimum the system needs might realy reduce the noise. turning the t-stat fan switch to "on" will make the noise more constant (no fan on...
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    and you sure can't balance a charge with a wet...

    and you sure can't balance a charge with a wet condenser
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    when does it freeze? what tempature is it set...

    when does it freeze? what tempature is it set for? at some point they will all freeze up.
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    yeah, they are wierd and wonderful machines. ...

    yeah, they are wierd and wonderful machines. there are a few still out there. can you say that about the other first generation 90s (duotherm, clair megasave)?
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    Locked Rotor Amps. what the thing draws with no...

    Locked Rotor Amps. what the thing draws with no rotation-no back emf. untill the thermal safy trips or something melts wich ever comes first.
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    You should have a pro check it out. suficient...

    You should have a pro check it out. suficient returns don't "suck" that hard.

    you could have a number of issues. the equipmwnt needs enough air to operate correctly and safely. and the...
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    well it already has big blue sky recovery so...

    well it already has big blue sky recovery so braze in real service valves.
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    yeah, but not supply and return temps. nuthin...

    yeah, but not supply and return temps. nuthin but return wet bulb temp and air entering condenser dry bulb temp.
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    me neither

    me neither
  44. recover, fill with nitrogen, leakcheck, evacuate,...

    recover, fill with nitrogen, leakcheck, evacuate, charge. that comes to a pretty hefty bill. you must only do that when simple methods have failed. I do not see how it will find a leak in a...
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    yeah you realy ought to be able to tell if the...

    yeah you realy ought to be able to tell if the compressor is bad. hot high pressure side makes me think condenser not really clean. they can hide stuff in the fins for instance.
  46. well if the leak is in the lineset over a...

    well if the leak is in the lineset over a finished ceiling....
    found that one with UV dye (it crawled under the armaflex to the condencer and the evaporator.

    My leak check in general
    1 look for...
  47. yeah, but you have to explain "you need this...

    yeah, but you have to explain "you need this $200 control to make it run as good as it did before I fixed it". and you get the calls about the "outside fan not running right.

    And I guess at 80F...
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    well: a thermsistor downstream of the metering...

    well: a thermsistor downstream of the metering device, a few of wire terminals, some more logic in the motor control board, and a few feet of wire. Like $5 to the manufacturer? all the fancy 'stats...
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    true. but at some point you have a $50 solution...

    true. but at some point you have a $50 solution to a $10 problem.
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    some do have a "dehumidify" terminal to drop cfm.

    some do have a "dehumidify" terminal to drop cfm.
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