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  1. This is good advice. About 15 years ago, I owned...

    This is good advice. About 15 years ago, I owned a chimney / hearth service and repair business. One of the services we performed was chimney relines. I had a friend in the business who also...
  2. No, not at all. I just happen to have a cap...

    No, not at all. I just happen to have a cap start motor on hand. It is exactly the same specs, 1/2 hp, 230V, 56 Frame, ODP, 1725 RPM, 5/8" shaft.... etc. The starting current of the cap start...
  3. Any problem replacing split phase motor with capacitor start?

    Is there any problem with replacing a split phase motor in an air handler with a capacitor start motor of the same specs?
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    Make that "rain shield" not heat shield. For...

    Make that "rain shield" not heat shield. For some reason I don't have permission to edit my original post.
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    My guess would be that either your fan blade is...

    My guess would be that either your fan blade is out of balance or it is an open frame motor without a heat shield and it is in an area where a lot of water is getting in it.
  6. Thread: Heat Pumps

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    A car salesman doesn't have to drive 25 miles...

    A car salesman doesn't have to drive 25 miles each way, put $25 worth of use on his truck, going to your house to do his business. Also, I would not be inclined to compare my job and my skill level...
  7. Thread: Heat Pumps

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    I Definately agree. My time is worth money. My...

    I Definately agree. My time is worth money. My gasoline and the wear on my truck is worth money. I will gladly rebate my estimate costs if you hire me to do the job but if you are just price...
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    Thanks for your response:. By the quotes, it...

    Thanks for your response:.

    By the quotes, it seems you are not comfortable with the term "jobber". It is an older term, "supply house" if you will.

    I never trust experts although I will...
  9. Thread: Heat Pumps

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    Hi Diesel65: A humble suggestion... I am sure...

    Hi Diesel65: A humble suggestion... I am sure Cindy has no idea what manual J calcs are so it might be more helpful if you explain this to her.

    Also, JMHO but most machines nowadays are garbage....
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    York Air Handler Motor

    I've got to replace the motor in a very old York (Borg Warner) Air Handler. This is a 4 ton split system model #035-00613 rev b, and the blower motor has no data plate on it. My jobber doesn't have...
  11. Thread: Grinder

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    Originally from New Hampshire!:)

    Originally from New Hampshire!:)
  12. Thread: Grinder

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    Harbor Freight's Chicago Electric for $14.95 :D...

    Harbor Freight's Chicago Electric for $14.95 :D Just kidding... I actually have one so I have a grinder to lend out when a relative or neighbor wants to borrow one.

    I have done tuckpointing for...
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    +1 for Bosch or Hilti. If you are often doing...

    +1 for Bosch or Hilti. If you are often doing heavy work get a rotary hammer. A hammer drill is OK but it won't stand up like a rotary hammer and you will struggle with holes that the rotary hammer...
  14. Thread: Capacitor's

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    Total capacitance of capacitors in series =...

    Total capacitance of capacitors in series = (C1*C2) / (C1+C2) Just say the product over the sum.

    Total capacitance of capacitors in parallel = C1+C2 Just the sum.
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    NFPA211 says inspect annually and clean if...

    NFPA211 says inspect annually and clean if necessary. Gas logs should not generate a lot of soot but the water vapor, released by the burning of the gas, can cause a terra cotta flue tile to...
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    Ah yes! The venerable old black block of a...

    Ah yes! The venerable old black block of a meter, the Simpson 260. That was probably the most classic of analog multimeters. I had / used one for many years. Now I use a Fluke 79 DMM. It doesn't...
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    All the yellow ones are yellow because everybody...

    All the yellow ones are yellow because everybody is trying to copy Fluke.
  18. Thread: Rescue Motors

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    Rescue Motors

    These multi horsepower creations.... I never use them. But I might be wrong. Probably more often than many, I don't have the right motor on hand as a result. Am I letting my old fashioned ideas...
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    Condenser fan motor TEAO or Open Frame

    I have seen a lot of condenser motors on split systems that had been replaced with open frame drip proof motors. When I replace a condenser motor I only use TEAO (Totally enclosed air over) motors. ...
  20. Thread: Bleeder resistor

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    It's actually not that slow. A 150 uF cap with a...

    It's actually not that slow. A 150 uF cap with a 15K Ohm resistor across it would have an RC time constant of a little over 2 seconds. The cap would be pretty much discharged in 4 time constants so...
  21. Thread: Bleeder resistor

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    This was what I always thought was the correct...

    This was what I always thought was the correct answer. That said how many tech do you think worry about whether a new start cap has a bleeder resistor on it when replacing one?
  22. Thread: Bleeder resistor

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    Bleeder resistor

    What is the purpose of a bleeder resistor (for example 15K Ohms, 2 Watt) across a compressors motor start capacitor? Anybody know?
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    :D Oh now that is funny! It doesn't seem like...

    :D Oh now that is funny! It doesn't seem like that window fan would get enough heat out of there though to keep the compressor from locking up. Perhaps a high velocity house fan??? Better quit...
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    Saw something way interesting today

    This old guy, maybe in his 80's had a seazed condenser motor. I walk up to the unit and the compressor is still running and water is pouring out of the front of the unit. I'm thinking... What is...
  25. Thread: Dave Pomeroy

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    Dave Pomeroy IS the best in the industry. I have...

    Dave Pomeroy IS the best in the industry. I have taken 3 of his gas classes and they are fantastic. He has all of the controlls and sytems set up in Zero Haliburton transit cases for demonstration....
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