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  1. Are they actually making refrigeration equipment...

    Are they actually making refrigeration equipment designed for R407c now, or are you just planning on finding a unit designed for R22 and then dropping that in there?

    Sorry, I'm not much help, just...
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    multi-speed motors amp draw question

    Is the FLA that is listed on a multi-speed motor good for all of the speed taps, or is it only for high speed. I don't think I've ever seen a motor that has listed different FLA ratings for each...
  3. I know nothing about your local, but I do know...

    I know nothing about your local, but I do know how to use Google. It appears that Journeymen in UA #250 currently make 41.68 per hour, while 1st year apprentices make 45% of that. If my calculator...
  4. I agree with snupytcb (and also with under...

    I agree with snupytcb (and also with under pressure, that's some funny s right there!).

    I have gotten a few new vans to use for work over the years, and while it is nice to have a new vehicle,...
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    I've never heard of a txv system needing a larger...

    I've never heard of a txv system needing a larger condenser than a cap tube system. I would think the amount of btu's that need to be rejected are the same, no matter what type of expansion device...
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    He said it already has an X-valve. As...

    He said it already has an X-valve.

    As UmmScott says, it sounds like either a bad receiver or a problem with the expansion valve. Try slowly adding gas until the sight glass clears. Once it...
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    When I was in tech school I had a fellow...

    When I was in tech school I had a fellow classmate who was around 50 years old. We both went together to interview with the union to try to get into the apprenticeship program. One of the questions...
  8. We don't really talk like that. Also, most of...

    We don't really talk like that. Also, most of the bad guys up here don't own wood chippers. :eek2:
  9. http://www.pbase.com/craig_c/image/158861349/origi...

    http://www.pbase.com/craig_c/image/158861349/original.jpg


    Those are some neat ice sculptures behind you. Aren't you cold with out a jacket, though? :eek2:

    I'm just kidding, although I live...
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    Yeah, good luck. There's a good chance that no...

    Yeah, good luck. There's a good chance that no matter what you do, half of the header orifices will stop feeding. Once they plug up there done and the thing will never work right. Actually, they...
  11. You make a good point. On the other hand though,...

    You make a good point. On the other hand though, some gas station employees will shut the pump off and yell at you if you are seen using a cell phone while pumping gas, because apparently they are...
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    Is that a DX evaporator built into the wall, or...

    Is that a DX evaporator built into the wall, or is it chilled water, or hot water, or both?
  13. I think the part that PHM is concerned about...

    I think the part that PHM is concerned about would be the gas station part. I don't know the answer to weather or not they are allowed, but I do know that gas stations fall under a more restrictive...
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    Not a good idea, unless he were to also put a...

    Not a good idea, unless he were to also put a check valve and piping to go around each drier when the liquid changes direction. If he doesn't do that, are they at least bi-directional driers?
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    Keep in mind that companies hire guys like you...

    Keep in mind that companies hire guys like you because you are cheaper than someone with 20 years of experience who knows what they are doing. It sounds like you are doing good with this company and...
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    In case anyone hasn't seen it, you need to watch...

    In case anyone hasn't seen it, you need to watch this Weird Al video. I defiantly think it's one of his best ones.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwvlbJ0h35A&feature=player_detailpage
  17. Thread: Tstat wire

    by ammoniadog
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    The kind that's approved for that use by the...

    The kind that's approved for that use by the authority having jurisdiction.
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    Are you sure the gas line is plugged up? Before...

    Are you sure the gas line is plugged up? Before getting too crazy, you should do some tests to verify that theory. I would do something like disconnecting both ends of the pipe and rigging it up so...
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    To expand on what vstech said, you may have a...

    To expand on what vstech said, you may have a cracked heat exchanger. Take a look at the pilot when the fan turns on. If it starts waving around when the fan turns on, this could be a sign that you...
  20. The only difference between a 134a compressor and...

    The only difference between a 134a compressor and a R12 compressor would be the oil. Actually, most new compressors are coming with POE in them now no matter what, so the actual difference might...
  21. It sounds like an airflow problem. Is your...

    It sounds like an airflow problem. Is your blower wheel spinning the right direction? If so, is it running close to full load amps? Is the access door to the filter section really hard to remove...
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    They are pretty good. If you're thinking about...

    They are pretty good. If you're thinking about getting one, try to find the new version thats just starting to hit the market. It is called the H10-Pro.

    There's another thread going about it on...
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    I remember when I was very new to this trade i...

    I remember when I was very new to this trade i got a job with a large residential shop. They showed me how to do "clean and tunes" and sent me on my way. On my first week on the job I came upon a...
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    You did the right thing in disabling the furnace...

    You did the right thing in disabling the furnace and telling the customer the possible risks if he were to turn it back on, but you might not have needed to go as far as you did. As long as this...
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    Pretty much all forms of electric heating will...

    Pretty much all forms of electric heating will use the same amount of electricity to produce the same amount of heat. It really doesn't matter if it's a 20kw boiler, 20kw electric baseboards, 20kw...
  26. Wow, it sounds like you spend a lot of time and...

    Wow, it sounds like you spend a lot of time and money to try to avoid having to spend lots of time and money to deal with stuff.

    When bad storms are predicted, my fridge is usually empty, and its...
  27. Not all thermostats are hooked to 24v, some need...

    Not all thermostats are hooked to 24v, some need bigger wires going to them.



    SLC... Even though you were only there for 5 minutes, I would try to at least get an hour out of the deal. Maybe...
  28. This is getting off topic, but isn't the...

    This is getting off topic, but isn't the efficiency almost the same in both stages of heating, as long as the inducer and blower motor are also adjusted accordingly when it switches stages? I think...
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    Thanks for all of the pics. I'm surprised to see...

    Thanks for all of the pics. I'm surprised to see a real radio antenna, not many vehicles have those any more. They are ugly, and they don't have a frame underneath them, but that's where everyone's...
  30. Are communicating thermostats worth the extra...

    Are communicating thermostats worth the extra cost? If you are getting a modulating furnace, a communicating thermostat is definitely the way to go, since it will control the furnace a lot better. ...
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    Wow, that sounds really good. Especially if it...

    Wow, that sounds really good. Especially if it were to come with a bloody mary to wash it down with.

    My new years eve hangover is starting to feel better by just thinking about it.
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    When brazing with 15% silfoss, I won't sand or...

    When brazing with 15% silfoss, I won't sand or clean my fittings or pipe at all unless it's really old and dirty. 15% is very forgiving. If you're using a cheaper brazing rod, you better stick to...
  33. Thread: multi tool

    by ammoniadog
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    Its for stripping thermostat wire. You can do 12...

    Its for stripping thermostat wire. You can do 12 conductors at the same time!
  34. If you can get your customer to spend a little...

    If you can get your customer to spend a little more than $10, I would recommend a phase monitor instead. Something like the ICM450. Click here for a link to what I'm talking about.
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    So you dug up a 3 year old thread just so you...

    So you dug up a 3 year old thread just so you could blurt out this little pill of wisdom? Care to elaborate on your dislike for infinity? I really haven't heard very much bad stuff about them. I...
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    Do you have the original video? It would be fun...

    Do you have the original video? It would be fun to hear the audio.
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    I don't know anything about rental houses, but if...

    I don't know anything about rental houses, but if you have to tear out all of the carpet, consider putting in hardwood floors or some kind of cheap vinyl stuff that looks like hardwood floors. I...
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    Rectorseal #5 is the gold standard. It's what...

    Rectorseal #5 is the gold standard. It's what your great grandpa used before electric pipe machines were invented. T+2 is pretty much the same thing, except it has this fancy new ingredient in it...
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    Hell, I'd settle for diffusers that were actually...

    Hell, I'd settle for diffusers that were actually aimed at the windshield in a way that made sense. You know when part of your wiper freezes up and then you only have a tiny part of it that actually...
  40. Maybe those 2 bottles of booze up there were...

    Maybe those 2 bottles of booze up there were supposed to be for you. They knew that after having to deal with their ice machine, you'd need them. :yes:
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    By this logic, no car should have anything that...

    By this logic, no car should have anything that won't work all night long when the engine isn't running. Certainly not a defroster, heater, or air conditioning. What's the point of anything?
    ...
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    About 60% of refrigerant leaks are because of...

    About 60% of refrigerant leaks are because of loose valve cores.
  43. That's awesome! It looks like it's holding up...

    That's awesome! It looks like it's holding up the shelf.
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    It sounds like you're on the right track. A...

    It sounds like you're on the right track. A thermostat located near a bunch of lights or a coffee maker or a copy machine or a computer or a bunch of electronics or located on an outside wall or in...
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    I'm with 54regcab on this one. Hooking up only...

    I'm with 54regcab on this one. Hooking up only to W1 should cause that unit to only run in low stage. I don't think it has a timer or anything to kick it into 2nd stage. The only way 2nd stage can...
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    If your talking about internal bypass valves,...

    If your talking about internal bypass valves, most systems have them to keep the discharge pressure from getting too high. When it gets too high, you will hear a hissing sound and the pressures will...
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    This might be headed towards forbidden DIY...

    This might be headed towards forbidden DIY territory, but make sure your thermostat cable has the extra wire in it that you'll need. Also, there could be a dip switch on the furnace's control board...
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    It might or might not be, depending on the...

    It might or might not be, depending on the furnace. Most newer 2 stage furnaces can be configured to work in both stages with just W1 hooked up. In that case it will start up in first stage, and...
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    You aren't going to wreck the bearing seals by...

    You aren't going to wreck the bearing seals by doing it that way. That's because the holes where the dude says to squirt the oil into are no where near the bearings. The guy found some random holes...
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    120k is a lot of btu's for a furnace. Closing...

    120k is a lot of btu's for a furnace. Closing dampers like you plan to do would probably cause your furnace to overheat and shut down, and/or damage your ECM blower motor as it speeds up to try to...
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