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  1. Insulate your garage door before investing in...

    Insulate your garage door before investing in more portable air conditioners. That metal door is a huge radiant heating panel with no insulation.
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    The biggest thing I would be concerned with is...

    The biggest thing I would be concerned with is technician honesty. Who doesn't want more money? And how easy would it be for a tech to sell unnecessary repair parts? A dirty flame sensor could be...
  3. Thread: My New Van

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    It won't be long and this video will show up on...

    It won't be long and this video will show up on some Brazilian HVAC/R forum. Similar to this one!
    http://www.webarcondicionado.com.br/forum/threads/8717-Ve%C3%ADculo-para-o-trabalho
  4. It would be unrealistic, but you could set up a...

    It would be unrealistic, but you could set up a salamander ventless heater in the house to give you sensible and latent load. Construct a tent around the outdoor unit and allow it to operate until...
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    I'll second, third or fourth what others are...

    I'll second, third or fourth what others are saying on screwing the venting together. And I'll add: Next time you hang a furnace or air handler, run 2 pieces of strut lengthwise under the unit and...
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    I've tried unsuccessfully to clean a smoke/soot...

    I've tried unsuccessfully to clean a smoke/soot damaged furnace. I even ripped out all the insulation, washed the HX, cleaned the blower assembly, cleaned the insides of the furnace cabinet and put...
  7. Why do you ask?:angel: Come on, you knew...

    Why do you ask?:angel:



    Come on, you knew somebody would ask...:cheers:
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    I can't prove it, but it seems to me if the air...

    I can't prove it, but it seems to me if the air is moving across the HX fast enough, it could create a venturi effect and "suck" the combustion products out.
  9. Due to the molecular structure, the chlorine used...

    Due to the molecular structure, the chlorine used in pools and for cleaning/disinfecting will "rain" or "wash" out of the air. The chlorine in refrigerants will not rain out of the air while it is...
  10. Thread: We're busy

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    http://www.oatey.com/products/plastic-pipe-cements...

    http://www.oatey.com/products/plastic-pipe-cements-and-primers/hercules-primers-cleaners/unpurple-primer-for-pvc-and-cpvc-cement

    When purple becomes the code, try this stuff. Shows purple under...
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    This^^^^^ I received a fair amount of grief for...

    This^^^^^
    I received a fair amount of grief for many years because I would sit on a bucket or sit on the floor. I was told it made me look lazy. Those that gave me a hard time are now hobbling...
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    Is this for make up air or combustion air? Yes,...

    Is this for make up air or combustion air? Yes, the 216-1 is still used. The damper assembly attaches to the return duct. If you're doing it for combustion air, try the Skuttle D-28-6 Combustion...
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    Damn. Just...damn. Those pictures would make...

    Damn. Just...damn. Those pictures would make Ray Charles flinch!
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    As mentioned earlier, read the install manuals. ...

    As mentioned earlier, read the install manuals. Use that time on the way to the job site to read. Read a bit while on break. Read a bit more on the ride back at the end of the day. And if the...
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    :bhave:

    :bhave:
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    What a hack! I thought everybody knew you should...

    What a hack! I thought everybody knew you should swage the tubing so it fits over the fuse!:whistle:
  17. Thread: Doug Baldwin

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    Welcome Doug. I hope you brought beer?[emoji57]

    Welcome Doug. I hope you brought beer?[emoji57]
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    Hmmm...did I turn that disconnect back on? :gah:

    Hmmm...did I turn that disconnect back on? :gah:
  19. Sticky: Prayers to you and your family. Sent from my...

    Prayers to you and your family.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Also, keep in mind that the smaller the...

    Also, keep in mind that the smaller the temperature difference between indoor and outdoor, the slower the heat loss. A cooler inside temp will lose heat slower. The greater the difference, the...
  21. Thread: names

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    If your last name was Feltersnatch, I'd say name...

    If your last name was Feltersnatch, I'd say name him Howie. :grin2:

    Seriously though, Gaige, Tryston or Kingsley I've always thought to be cool names. I would lean towards Gaige since it's...
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    Trane XL20i has two compressors. But it's only...

    Trane XL20i has two compressors. But it's only listed as 2 stage. One smaller compressor for milder weather and one larger compressor for the dog days. Doesn't sound like both can be run...
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    :whistle::pileon: I remember that guy. He was...

    :whistle::pileon:
    I remember that guy. He was always waging war against the pigeons! Don't suppose you know him?:cool:
  24. Don't forget the opening and closing of the...

    Don't forget the opening and closing of the refrigerator door when she goes for breakfast, lunch, snack, drinks etc. Is she brewing coffee or heating water for tea? Are you on a well? Toilet being...
  25. http://www.amazon.com/Refrigeration-Conditioning-T...

    http://www.amazon.com/Refrigeration-Conditioning-Technology-Bill-Whitman/dp/1111644470
    ...
  26. Thread: PTC issue

    by doc havoc
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    Some current relays have a jumper between the...

    Some current relays have a jumper between the start cap connections that must be cut if you use a start cap.
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    Is that your red handled gas leak detector laying...

    Is that your red handled gas leak detector laying on the furnace?
  28. Thread: SkillsUSA

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    Yes. I believe the cooler was low on refrigerant...

    Yes. I believe the cooler was low on refrigerant and the freezer had something to do with defrost termination or the defrost time clock. Obviously, they don't use the same problem year after year and...
  29. Thread: SkillsUSA

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    [emoji20] Sadly, no. Which is why we haven't been...

    [emoji20] Sadly, no. Which is why we haven't been back.
  30. Thread: SkillsUSA

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    The competition should cover all facets of the...

    The competition should cover all facets of the trade. Air conditioning, heating, ventilation and refrigeration. When my school used to compete (8-10 years ago) there was gas, oil, electric and heat...
  31. My swiss army knife has every tool I need in...

    My swiss army knife has every tool I need in regards to a multi-tool. 2 blades, one dull and one razor sharp, a worthless plastic toothpick and an even more useless tweezer. The saw blade comes in...
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    :couch:

    :couch:
  33. This^^^^^^^ Now, define affordable when...

    This^^^^^^^

    Now, define affordable when protecting ones life from an unknown, unseen, unsensed killer.
  34. Thread: Cold weather

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    -20 is a fairly standard "coldest day of the...

    -20 is a fairly standard "coldest day of the winter" around here. Factor in the wind chill and we were at -45 one day back in January. It's only cold if you're not prepared for it. Layers, layers,...
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    I would charge whatever it costs me in time,...

    I would charge whatever it costs me in time, tools, materials, vehicle costs, insurance, licenses, etc. Then add a little bit on top for myself. After all, we aren't doing this to break even.
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    Love is a strong word. How about, tolerate? I...

    Love is a strong word. How about, tolerate? I tolerate my job. I would rather be a professional angler with full sponsorship. However, in order to do that I need money to get started. To get...
  37. Thread: wow

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    Disconnect is "off" and it looks as though the...

    Disconnect is "off" and it looks as though the line set has been cut and is just "resting" on the roof. Either that, or somebody just poked a hole in the roof and fed it through. I don't see a...
  38. Or, you could invest in one of these. It has...

    Or, you could invest in one of these. It has several different diameter stainless wires and a hydraulic pump. Cut a small piece of wire of the proper diameter, pump it through the cap tube and it...
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    You own any fire arms? You could accessorize a...

    You own any fire arms? You could accessorize a weapon or ask for ammo, holster/s or cases for long guns.
    A set or two of Whiskey Stones.
    A good quality green laser pointer is always nice to have...
  40. Thread: Why

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    Must be a regional thing. The trade is alive and...

    Must be a regional thing. The trade is alive and well in the upper Midwest. There are a few low quality companies around here, but they are few and far between.
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    Don't forget a good supply of oil nozzles, burner...

    Don't forget a good supply of oil nozzles, burner motors, pump couplings, ignition transformers, primary control plus everything else listed above.
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    So your concern is, when power went out the...

    So your concern is, when power went out the vacuum in the system sucked some oil out of your vac pump and contaminated the system? I would say that is unlikely. I say carry on.
  43. Thread: PM's

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    Clean flame sensor, brush burners, check gas...

    Clean flame sensor, brush burners, check gas pressure, check amp draws and wire connections, combustion analysis, flame signal, clean drain line/s, test safeties, check temp rise. Basically...
  44. Air conditioning is refrigeration and vice versa,...

    Air conditioning is refrigeration and vice versa, just different temps. Let's go back to the basics. Think about your subcooling and superheat measurements. What do they tell you? No subcooling...
  45. Almost looks like the bearing came out of the...

    Almost looks like the bearing came out of the mounting block and the shaft was just "rolling" on the support bracket? That's pretty crazy! What happened?
  46. How bout these?

    How bout these?
  47. The AM only radio in my van. The Lennox...

    The AM only radio in my van. The Lennox "Wish-for-Heat" (Whisperheat). Wood ladders (step and extension) Conversion burners. B valves (the aluminum kind with the pilot line that went to a Baso...
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    To the OP, in regards to buying something online...

    To the OP, in regards to buying something online and having someone install it. Have you ever bought a steak at the grocery store and taken it to a fine restaurant to have them cook it? If not, why?
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    A socket with a small pipe wrench (8") As...

    A socket with a small pipe wrench (8")

    As others have said, if you can't pressure test it, at least pull the blower and check the secondary HX for corrosion around the return bends. Green and/or...
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    I ate my twin in the womb.:eek2:

    I ate my twin in the womb.:eek2:
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