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  1. Check the wiring diagram and use your meter. If...

    Check the wiring diagram and use your meter. If the power is where it's supposed to be then you're buying a board


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  2. Thread: GAS Pack

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    Yeah that supply temperature is too high. Likely...

    Yeah that supply temperature is too high. Likely the filter is plugged, but it would be best to have a tech come and evaluate the system further.


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    In all Canadian provenances we can't use...

    In all Canadian provenances we can't use galvanized pipe for gas. We can use black iron, copper in approved locations, CSST with protection, or plastic pipe underground.
    The installer must paint...
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    Galvanized pipe for gas? Craziness!! Sent...

    Galvanized pipe for gas? Craziness!!


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    Do you translate Cyrillic too? Sent from my...

    Do you translate Cyrillic too?


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    I'll have a picture of that in about a month. A...

    I'll have a picture of that in about a month.
    A couple of my colleagues are installing a Mitsubishi wall mount inside a panel van, the recording studio that Zeppelin and the stones used to record...
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    Have you cleaned your vacuum gauge lately? In...

    Have you cleaned your vacuum gauge lately?
    In situations like this, I find it's the gauge, not the pump that's the problem


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    You need to ensure your hot water temperature is...

    You need to ensure your hot water temperature is at least 120 to prevent legionella from growing. The risk is small, but the consequences are huge. Keeping the water heater t-stat where you've set it...
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    The computer interprets the data feedback from...

    The computer interprets the data feedback from the blower motor.
    It would be best to have someone independently verify that with a manometer before jumping to conclusions.


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    How come you ARP guys can't decide if it's...

    How come you ARP guys can't decide if it's Fascism or Communism that Obibitybam and his flunkies are forcing on you?
    You all know that they're diametrically opposed theories right?


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    Why aren't you using chimney liners in Ontario?...

    Why aren't you using chimney liners in Ontario? Or is this how you sell new water heaters?


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    What condition was the single wall pipe in? It...

    What condition was the single wall pipe in? It tends to degrade from condensation over 20-30 years.
    There's no such thing as a listed single wall chimney/common vent.
    I think common vents have to...
  13. I wait til a PM visit when it's cold out. ...

    I wait til a PM visit when it's cold out.


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    They're not easy to service, we just took over a...

    They're not easy to service, we just took over a building with 10 of them.
    I find them to be loud and inefficient.



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  15. They're called semi-elliptical leaf springs, they...

    They're called semi-elliptical leaf springs, they don't arch the same way as regular leaf springs do.
    The next time you see an old f-250 or 350 (like 80-96) look at their front springs. They arch...
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    First variable Compressor Trane

    What is that aluminum monstrosity in the condenser?
    Your work looks great btw!

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    .... Have you thought about replacing the coil? ...

    .... Have you thought about replacing the coil?


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    The furnace should have been vented into a Tee....

    The furnace should have been vented into a Tee. By using a 90, you have to cut 10% off the chimney capacity, and all the crap that eventually falls back down the chimney has no place to go but down...
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    The tech you have out next should be able to...

    The tech you have out next should be able to measure inlet and outlet water temps. That will tell you how good the flow is when the system is running.
    If all he did to check for water is open a...
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    So what happened here exactly? There was acid the...

    So what happened here exactly? There was acid the the gas and the suction drier removed it. How did this improve your megger reading? I was under the impression once winding insulation was failing,...
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    Nope. If you want more air to flow out of the...

    Nope. If you want more air to flow out of the office space, you can add more egg crate, but connecting the return to ducts will only make your space noisier from the blower.
    Remember, cool air is...
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    Ontario is terrible. It truly is, and you won't...

    Ontario is terrible. It truly is, and you won't ever see that until you work in the trades in another province.
    Employers not signing you up?!!? You sign yourself up here, school is 8 weeks and...
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    Can you post a picture of the control board? ...

    Can you post a picture of the control board?


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  24. Sounds like you need a new contractor, since the...

    Sounds like you need a new contractor, since the boiler is not working properly.
    Is this for domestic hot water, or heating?


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    Wall hung, condensing boilers may be limited to...

    Wall hung, condensing boilers may be limited to that temperature, but a non condensing superhot or laars will be able to hit 180 no problem.
    Have you considered a separate heater for the pool and...
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    Yeah.... We got problems Ezra does love to shoot...

    Yeah.... We got problems
    Ezra does love to shoot from the hip though, maybe something will stick this time?
    Or maybe this has something to do with his upcoming prosecution by the law society of...
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    My advice? Get out of Ontario while you still...

    My advice? Get out of Ontario while you still can.
    That being said, I took my G2 at HiMark and was satisfied with the program. I've heard guys have had trouble getting work coming out of the longer...
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    That seems expensive to me, with the downturn in...

    That seems expensive to me, with the downturn in Calgary, I think you can find a better price. Shop around.


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    Stay away from that low dollar deal. Now, as...

    Stay away from that low dollar deal.

    Now, as far as your leak goes, you do in fact have one! An a/c system is a closed system, and freon is not an expendable item. If you've lost some, and the...
  30. That's the compressor. Ask your installer to look...

    That's the compressor. Ask your installer to look at the discharge line, if it's vibrating to the point that it's visible, the compressor is gonna break internally.


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    Vacuum gauges are fickle things, one day they...

    Vacuum gauges are fickle things, one day they will give you the reading you want, the next, they're all over the place. Try cleaning yours with respect being alcohol, then blow it out gently with...
  32. What is the unit sitting on? Sent from my...

    What is the unit sitting on?


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    New system after 5 years??? Most new units are...

    New system after 5 years??? Most new units are coming with 10 year warranties now.



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    Loaded question with lots of variables. Here's...

    Loaded question with lots of variables.
    Here's what you shouldn't do: expect the filter to clean the air in your home.
    It's primary purpose is to protect your equipment.

    You should get a tech to...
  35. As a former residential installer and service...

    As a former residential installer and service tech, I never saw the value of the fully modulating furnace over a 2 stage with variable blower. I don't think you'll see the payback over the life of...
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    That configuration is banned in Canada, and...

    That configuration is banned in Canada, and probably not advised in the U.S.
    Water could blow off the coil and get into the blower motor or control board.

    Do you see any space limitation, or...
  37. He did not vacuum the system down when he changed...

    He did not vacuum the system down when he changed the condenser coil.
    Refrigerant does no "go bad", it gets contaminated by idiots.


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  38. Thread: King valve

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    You're right, I am remembering incorrectly. The...

    You're right, I am remembering incorrectly.
    The queen takes it, and the king gives it. Lol


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    Point taken. If the rest of the install...

    Point taken.
    If the rest of the install reflects this level of workmanship, then complaints can be made. If this is the only problem, and we're worried about efficiency, this kink is small potatoes...
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    Could have been refrigerant boiling out of the...

    Could have been refrigerant boiling out of the oil if you were in a vacuum. Its rare for me to see, but I have seen it, usually during evacuation.


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    I wonder if there were people with the same...

    I wonder if there were people with the same attitude as you in Spain before Columbus sailed across the ocean?
    "We have spices and gold here! Why do we need more?!?"



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  42. Thread: King valve

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    Isn't the king valve on the INLET of the...

    Isn't the king valve on the INLET of the receiver? The queen valve is the outlet.
    The valves pictured are just plain old service valves.
    In school, we were taught to remember the difference as "the...
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    Pull out the channel locks and re-round it,...

    Pull out the channel locks and re-round it, what's the big deal here?


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    How much money do you want to spend? I don't mean...

    How much money do you want to spend? I don't mean on equipment, on operating costs.
    Trying to cool 100% outside air, the blowing it out the back door will cost your company a STUPID amount of money....
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    We just picked up a client with a who runs 4...

    We just picked up a client with a who runs 4 radio stations and 2 TV stations out this broadcast tower building. He's running 2- 20 ton units (both 2 stage) to cool this space. They're standard roof...
  46. Where's this? It looks like somewhere in the...

    Where's this? It looks like somewhere in the prairies


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    Just a thought, the car battery recycling program...

    Just a thought, the car battery recycling program is the most successful program in the world, with over 99.9% recovery rate.


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  48. You're using the dew point for super heat I...

    You're using the dew point for super heat I trust? 407c can be confusing for those used to 22 or 410.
    Your head pressure is ok, but that suction is way out to lunch.
    Do we know for sure there's no...
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    Love the neighbour, as yourself, ie the moral...

    Love the neighbour, as yourself, ie the moral reciprocity maxim can be attributed to Confucius, approximately 500 years before Christ supposedly said it.
    It is a founding principle for essentially...
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    I try not to put my outdoor sensors in the sun,...

    I try not to put my outdoor sensors in the sun, or near any extra heat for that matter....


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