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  1. See step #2 in the following : ...

    See step #2 in the following : http://www.ehow.com/how_6597900_nate-certified.html . Being NATE certified should help you in the future. Good luck.
  2. I love the HVAC Trade but I would take a test to...

    I love the HVAC Trade but I would take a test to determine if you are compatible to working in this Trade or any mechanical Trade. There are some drawbacks which might affect you big time ; one of...
  3. Has anyone used JB WELD on HVACR applications ?

    Ive fixed many things with this $4.50 package of JB WELD over the years.
    I once tried it on a Carrier Model 38GS a/c unit where the copper
    compressor line went into the aluminum condenser . I...
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    Ive seen charts that walk you thru the...

    Ive seen charts that walk you thru the troubleshooting procedure of an a/c unit and gas furnace . Honneywell used to have some pretty good ones back in the day . You should be able to find charts...
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    School isn't going to prepare you for EVERYTHING...

    School isn't going to prepare you for EVERYTHING you will run into in the Field afterward . , but its going to prepare you pretty well for the technical youll encounter. When I went thru Trade...
  6. Back in the day (1960-1970's) , for Air...

    Back in the day (1960-1970's) , for Air Conditioning, it used to be common to charge systems with cap tubes for a metering device by using the 30 over ambient method for the high side ... and youd...
  7. You know your Body is going to be taxed if you do...

    You know your Body is going to be taxed if you do residential installs right ? Service work wont be too much of a problem except for accessing tight spaces , going up stair cases to the attic, ...
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    The day to day operation of any business requires...

    The day to day operation of any business requires the Owner to be an astute Business Man. I suppose you could learn about how to be an astute Business Man but it sure helps if you are wired as such....
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    Hey. I had one or two rare instances where I...

    Hey. I had one or two rare instances where I replaced the PS with a lower numerical setting one. If you do this, make sure you stay on the job a good long while observing the burner flames for...
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    My educated guess would be : The PVC vent or...

    My educated guess would be : The PVC vent or intake pipe has a partial restriction in it/them , or the Vent pipe isn't pitched enough in the basement before going vertical up to the roof , there...
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    My model for going into business for myself was...

    My model for going into business for myself was what you have done : Work in HVAC service and installations for about 7 years coming up to speed in conjunction with getting my Certificate from a...
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    I would think a better deluxe design would be for...

    I would think a better deluxe design would be for the Dog to have an embedded sensor laying on its Bladder which senses expansion of the Bladder and sends a remote signal to the Doggie Door Actuator ...
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    Nope. Fact. Common sense too. Show me how its...

    Nope. Fact. Common sense too. Show me how its cheaper to operate a 4 ton, 16 seer Heat Pump with 15 kw Heat Pack versus a 75 k. input 2 stage, 95% natural gas Furnace. You claimed it was a...
  14. Not compared to Janitrol., it didn't. Goodman...

    Not compared to Janitrol., it didn't. Goodman is a reliable brand , of higher quality, and here to stay.
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    Ive got one in my house from 2008. Goodman, 2...

    Ive got one in my house from 2008. Goodman, 2 stage, multi speed motor. 75 k. upflow.
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    Its very very difficult to beat the economy of a...

    Its very very difficult to beat the economy of a 95% 2 stage Gas Furnace versus ANY other type including Heat Pump. Further, the outlet temp of a gas furnace is so much hotter than Heat Pump . ...
  17. As perhaps you know, Goodman mfg produced the...

    As perhaps you know, Goodman mfg produced the Janitrol Brand which most felt was to the equivalent of the Yugo car when it was available --- in other words : Bottom of the line ,cheap, noisy, but...
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    Easy. Just have an understanding that you need to...

    Easy. Just have an understanding that you need to stop working at 5 pm so you can eat then make it to class on time.
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    Are you asking what areas of HVAC Dampers are...

    Are you asking what areas of HVAC Dampers are used then ?
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    Its common if youre in residential because there...

    Its common if youre in residential because there are slow times when the mild weather hits especially. Id get your certificate in hvac at a school, learn the trade, then when you get layed off ...
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    Use the supply duct damper to pinch down on the...

    Use the supply duct damper to pinch down on the airflow if you have a damper otherwise, pinch down on the two registers feeding the room.

    I never had any problems if both of my thermostats called...
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    I did this a long time ago in a house I had. ...

    I did this a long time ago in a house I had. The thermostat wiring has to be run in parallel . I never had any trouble after I did this. BUt perhaps a simplier way of doing it for you, would be...
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    If you go to www.city-data.com (or org) youll...

    If you go to www.city-data.com (or org) youll be able to go on their Forum and ask tons of questions to locals from the State you are considering. Every major u.s. city is represented and many...
  24. Its good to watch all the videos you can on...

    Its good to watch all the videos you can on servicing, installs. But the best way now for you is going to be running with a Fellow Serviceman who is seasoned and can show you how its done in the...
  25. There sure is. The refrigeration cycle may be...

    There sure is. The refrigeration cycle may be the same but theres big differences. It wont harm you working on them if you can to get experience however. Id not waste too much not getting into...
  26. Ive worked on a few of these carrier types. The...

    Ive worked on a few of these carrier types. The triple split was with the compressor (alone) mounted inside the home (typically in a crawlspace in a box that was insulated against noise) with...
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    I think you chose wisely Mike. Yes, ive done...

    I think you chose wisely Mike. Yes, ive done similar things in my HVAC career as a Business Owner/Tech. The kindness will be returned to you , especially if you do such things because of your...
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    Im in the FLorida Panhandle. This part of...

    Im in the FLorida Panhandle. This part of Florida has the lowest wages because its mainly a tourist area with the Gulf Coast being so close by. HVAC Techs get routinely layed off in winter months...
  29. It may not be in the PRO Forum then, but youd...

    It may not be in the PRO Forum then, but youd expect a little more commaraderie amongst Techs in this section instead of this other guys belittling of others which shows he himself has some...
  30. If youre referring to me, you are being...

    If youre referring to me, you are being presumptuous yet again and showing your severe lack of comprehension . In a/c work, I FINANCIALLY CHARGE the customer based on lbs of Freon used... I don't...
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    I just retired early from the TRADE and I had a...

    I just retired early from the TRADE and I had a very good career in it. Loved every day going to work. The big money will come in time...you have to pay your dues first. Study hard, remember big,...
  32. Nice to meet you too. Have you been weighing in...

    Nice to meet you too. Have you been weighing in Freon on 60 ton Rootfop Packaged Units ? Do you use a bathroom scale ? :)
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    You have the same Model for which I followed and...

    You have the same Model for which I followed and it is a good one .

    What I would do, again, is start off with residential because the systems are much easier to work on having limited knowledge...
  34. The purpose of these PRO FORUMS are to be...

    The purpose of these PRO FORUMS are to be helpful to those in the Trade on equipment they haven't seen before or are having a problem with ; your arrogance/defamation/and lack of self control ...
  35. Thanks for explaining.

    Thanks for explaining.
  36. In A/C Service, ive never met One Serviceman that...

    In A/C Service, ive never met One Serviceman that weighed the lbs of Freon he was charging for , residential and commercial, and that's based on decades of being in the trade. We do it by...
  37. While I appreciate the time you've spent trying...

    While I appreciate the time you've spent trying to help me on an Ice Machine that is not by Field , you have spoken presumptuously . You cannot conclude I know nothing of sh and sc because I...
  38. Ill go over the link. Yes, I know all about SC...

    Ill go over the link. Yes, I know all about SC and SH .
  39. [QUOTE=VTP99;20003641]ge Please understand...

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    Please understand that the 5 oz I said I aded was a total guess. , but I had the suction Guage Manifold valve cracked open for awhile from my 30 lb cylinder of R134 .

    Im going back there...
  40. I agree. But im committed to getting this thing...

    I agree. But im committed to getting this thing right (sooner or later) as hes a good Friend. Hes aware that im an a/c Tech and don't have all the right tools and equipment to be doing Ice...
  41. There was one on the system from the Mfgr . I...

    There was one on the system from the Mfgr . I replaced it with the same capacity Drier . I didn't purge with nitrogen but then again, it didn't take but 15 seconds to re-braze the 5/16" dia . ...
  42. Actually , I suspected that so I checked it out. ...

    Actually , I suspected that so I checked it out. When the compressor shut off, the suction/discharge pressures equalized fairly quickly .... within 30-45 seconds. Its got a new Filter Drier on it ...
  43. I added a solder-on pressure access fitting on...

    I added a solder-on pressure access fitting on the suction and discharge line .
  44. I haven't reached the freeze cycle yet. No ice...

    I haven't reached the freeze cycle yet. No ice is forming on the evaporator. At the end of the 1 hour period of running, suction line temp near compressor was 60 f. The Owner called me last...
  45. Right now , it appears the system is low on...

    Right now , it appears the system is low on charge BUT THEN AGAIN harvesting of ice hasn't occurred yet ---- its still in the pull down stage. Its only been running 1 hour as of right now. ...
  46. UPDATE : Ok, Heres the current status...

    UPDATE :

    Ok, Heres the current status -----------------

    Model Q30
    After one hour of running time :
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    Room temp is 67 f.
    Entire unit is clean .
    Suction Pressure is at 10" vacuum.
  47. Has anyone made for themselves a Solar Collector for domestic water or space heating?

    This is a takeoff post from another solar heating thread in the General Discussion Group .

    A few years ago, I tried my hand at making myself the most simplest low cost Solar Collector I could to...
  48. Good to know. Thanks. Im heading over there...

    Good to know. Thanks. Im heading over there this afternoon so ill report back after im done playing around with it.
  49. I just found this info from the Tech Handbook on...

    I just found this info from the Tech Handbook on the Q20/30 ice machine : "Assume 86F (30C) air temperature 68F (20C) water temperature.
    Suction line temperature at the compressor will...
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    Nope. But if youd like to try and disprove any of...

    Nope. But if youd like to try and disprove any of what I listed, you are welcome to and if you can find a fly in the ointment then ill change my name to Mr. Williams.
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