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  1. If all other factors were equal, I would agree. ...

    If all other factors were equal, I would agree.

    I think it is much more likely that low end equipment is being installed by low end techs. Probably not true of the guys who are here on this site...
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    Poll: Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
  3. I spent 10 years as a real estate licensee, so I...

    I spent 10 years as a real estate licensee, so I have quite a bit of background with home warranty companies.

    What they don't tell you is that they are never going to pay for a Trane to be...
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    Poll: Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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    Not to disparage the Navy (a friend retired as...

    Not to disparage the Navy (a friend retired as CNO just a few years ago...) but there are things not always taught in the rate training program, and diagnostics is something that requires a lot of...
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    Poll: Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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    You "had another one put in..." Are you a tech?

    You "had another one put in..."

    Are you a tech?
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    Are you a tech?

    Are you a tech?
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    Your liability carrier may not want you to put...

    Your liability carrier may not want you to put that in there. I would check with both your agent and your lawyer before putting ANYTHING in a contract.
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    I wonder if Robb could make a pop-up that would...

    I wonder if Robb could make a pop-up that would need to be seen under certain conditions, such as someone making their FIRST post ever, and it could be different for each forum.

    Someone with zero...
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    The first two posts are by Pro members. Guys,...

    The first two posts are by Pro members.

    Guys, let's do two things here:

    1) do not raise threads from the dead. Posting in old threads is not how you get your post count up.

    2) Pro members...
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    It was that type of occurrence that brought this...

    It was that type of occurrence that brought this rule section into being. It applies to outdoor and indoor installations.

    The difference between an electrical room built in the 1950's and one...
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    "Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask for unanimous...

    "Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask for unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks."
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    Correct. That would be why he was there. This...

    Correct. That would be why he was there.

    This is a really good example of why you need to be code proficient in this business.

    Outdoor units must conform to the same "working space"...
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    See post #12, above. This is how nearly every US...

    See post #12, above. This is how nearly every US jurisdiction sees contract requirements.

    It is why a home purchase agreement in Pennsylvania is over 19 pages long.
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    Something I learned a long time ago in a contract...

    Something I learned a long time ago in a contract law class:

    If it is not in the contract, it is not enforceable.
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    Does your contract require that all his work be...

    Does your contract require that all his work be done according to code? In that case, it is on him.

    If he was not required to meet code, then a) I would not use him again, because he should know...
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    If I was your boss, I would have you measuring...

    If I was your boss, I would have you measuring condenser delta T and not unnecessarily charging customers for something if it doesn't need to be done at that time.
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    Poll: Hopefully you have some good pain meds that'll...

    Hopefully you have some good pain meds that'll take the edge off that stuff for you.
  20. That was the situation. In the case of the water...

    That was the situation. In the case of the water source heat pump, it was in the ceiling of a library that would have been a great deal of trouble haul that box down out of the wood truss ceiling and...
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    I'm sure it must be a typo.... you meant "wound"...

    I'm sure it must be a typo.... you meant "wound" into the compressor windings.... in other words, when the windings are created, the sensor is actually laid into the interior of the winding bundle,...
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    And what action would then be recommended to the...

    And what action would then be recommended to the customer in response to a delta T of 30 degrees?
  23. I was directed by the office to install Easy Seal...

    I was directed by the office to install Easy Seal twice, and it worked well in both those cases. One was a WSHP mounted in a ceiling, and the other was a small refrigerant compressor in a reach in...
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    Poll: Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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    I take it this means you have some personal...

    I take it this means you have some personal experience. Nice to see you are on the wagon, now!!
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    What is the value that normally represents a high...

    What is the value that normally represents a high condenser delta T, and what does that value suggest?
  27. dah dah dah dah.....dah dah dah.......dah dah dah...

    dah dah dah dah.....dah dah dah.......dah dah dah dah DAH....dah dah dah dah dah......
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    Did your tech team ask why you didn't have gauges...

    Did your tech team ask why you didn't have gauges on the unit when you tried to start it?
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    The 15 posts are about you taking part in the...

    The 15 posts are about you taking part in the discussion, and not just posting.

    How about if you explain condenser delta T, and what represents a normal value, and what represents a value that...
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    None of my instrument students knew that. Of...

    None of my instrument students knew that.

    Of course, the only lapse rate they did know about what the dry adiabatic lapse rate of 2 per thousand feet of atmosphere.
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    Plenty of cutting oil, and back up frequently to...

    Plenty of cutting oil, and back up frequently to snap the chips, then go forward again.

    You can never have too much cutting oil around those teeth.
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    Are you using genuine cutting oil, which will say...

    Are you using genuine cutting oil, which will say so on the container?

    Using motor oil or something like it will give you bad results like that.
  33. Those fuses cover your MOCPD requirement.

    Those fuses cover your MOCPD requirement.
  34. Question for you: how do you have a 30 amp pull...

    Question for you: how do you have a 30 amp pull out with no overcurrent protection? I've just never seen a pull out that says it's rated for 30 amps, but then again most of my work is commercial.
  35. Are you gents talking about Easy Seal? ...

    Are you gents talking about Easy Seal?

    http://www.nucalgon.com/products/tsp/a-c-easyseal
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    Poll: Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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    All of the info is needed. Not "good." Not...

    All of the info is needed.

    Not "good."

    Not "normal."

    Model. serial, actual resistance pressure, temp etc.
  38. Because this is a Lennox, I doubt if it is a...

    Because this is a Lennox, I doubt if it is a multi tap transformer.

    I do have an idea, but I will wait until we hear back from the OP....
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    He was also "Jaws" in the James Bond movie, "The...

    He was also "Jaws" in the James Bond movie, "The Spy Who Loved me."
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    I try to never "berate" anyone, but there are...

    I try to never "berate" anyone, but there are many young people that need an unvarnished assessment, so they can improve themselves...
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    Okay, I used the magnifier button on the side of...

    Okay, I used the magnifier button on the side of my mouse, and I think you are correct. I was thinking the guy was like that actor in Pale Rider. You know, this guy:
    ...
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    Fortunately, many of the members here, and all of...

    Fortunately, many of the members here, and all of the Pro members, fall into the "20" and not the "80."
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    In general terms, I go to the 80-20 rule. ...

    In general terms, I go to the 80-20 rule.

    Schools are avoiding the life lessons that made us strong. The ability to compete, possibly lose, and suck it up is nearly gone today. Humility is no...
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    If you bought it at United, they should have that...

    If you bought it at United, they should have that answer, even if they can't do a conference call.
  45. X2. I have given up on most pump-downs, except...

    X2.

    I have given up on most pump-downs, except for a refrigeration system that uses pump-down as a control methodology. Add in the advent of microchannel coils, and it's a lost cause IMHO.

    When...
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    I want to know how that guy on the right can...

    I want to know how that guy on the right can carry what amounts to a super large "caber" on his shoulder. It's almost a telephone pole!

    https://www.google.com/search?q=caber&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
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    If you read this guy's posted info, he...

    If you read this guy's posted info, he (approximating)..."is a journeyman and electrician, licensed to work and run both types of business," and he made a point of sharing that he is within a few...
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    I think most of the guys who come here are...

    I think most of the guys who come here are exceptions. I'm sure you are familiar with the "80-20 rule."

    Most people never escape what they were taught about "self esteem," and it makes them...
  49. I'm not in the mass replacement camp.

    I'm not in the mass replacement camp.
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    Now, that is truly a disturbing image. I guess...

    Now, that is truly a disturbing image.

    I guess our newest visitor has made a name for himself.

    While it is great to have confidence in your abilities, or even demonstrate confidence with wacky...
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