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  1. My major complaint with the Honeywell zone system...

    My major complaint with the Honeywell zone system is poor provision for compressor protection in a low air flow situation, ie one zone calling. They provide a sensor that is fixed at 41*, way too...
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    What the hell????????

    What the hell????????
  3. Thread: Inspection???

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    Other than regional code...

    Other than regional code differences......................................FUGLY!
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    Dirty indoor coil.

    Dirty indoor coil.
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    I cant comment because I'll get banned!

    I cant comment because I'll get banned!
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    Why don't we have a "like" button because i sure...

    Why don't we have a "like" button because i sure "like" this.
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    Right on! It's always better to blame and point...

    Right on! It's always better to blame and point fingers than trying to work together and find a compromise. I applaude your insight!
  8. The HRV is an excellent idea. I thought I read...

    The HRV is an excellent idea. I thought I read that he was only remodeling the bath tho. Seems to be a major undertaking if hes not doing a whole house remodel. Unless its a ranch home and he can...
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    Good grief! "We bid install only. Their on...

    Good grief!

    "We bid install only. Their on the curbs and low voltage is hooked up. It costs extra for start up."

    We had a guy around here,no longer in buz, that did the same thing. Worst...
  10. The code says that fans are required only in...

    The code says that fans are required only in toilet rooms not shower rooms. The code addresses smells only, not humidity. I think its stupid to worry about smell and not humidity. I can tolerate Aunt...
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    Agree with that. Thats all the higher I test at....

    Agree with that. Thats all the higher I test at. Most dont test around here at all. I think its a necessity.
  12. The entire chimney will have to be removed, not...

    The entire chimney will have to be removed, not just the part in basement. It must be removed from top down. DO not break blocks out at the bottom only. I was just on a job where they tried that. the...
  13. Thread: Lonewolf85

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    DIY alert! Call a pro! Get it done right the...

    DIY alert! Call a pro! Get it done right the first time and save big bucks. Now you have a mess on your hands that wont work because its installed wrong and will never work right untill a pro fixes...
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    I did a replacement where the homeowner bought a...

    I did a replacement where the homeowner bought a nest. He asked if I could put that on instead of my stat. Silly me said yes. Finished install late and went up to quick whip stat, fire and test...
  15. Install a bath fan with a humidity sensor. It...

    Install a bath fan with a humidity sensor. It will run the fan whenever excess humidity is present.
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    i was going to post that it looked like the crap...

    i was going to post that it looked like the crap I see in Michigan all the time then I noticed that you are in Mich. LOL. Looks like the typical old Grand Rapids basement.

    And what the H3ll are we...
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    It's only a good buy because no one wants it. If...

    It's only a good buy because no one wants it. If it's cast iron, good luck moving it.
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    Would have been ok if they had used double wall...

    Would have been ok if they had used double wall dryer vent!
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    why so many zones? will every room be zoned...

    why so many zones? will every room be zoned seperatly? how will you be handleing capacity reduction? i really only see four realistic zones.
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    That install looks like crap!

    That install looks like crap!
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    I'm not buying that "stirred up the well" thing....

    I'm not buying that "stirred up the well" thing. Somethings piped in wrong. Your water system shouldnt be affected by the closed loop system, it isnt as deeo in the ground as a well is unless you...
  22. Right on!

    Right on!
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    Physically check entering air side of evap coil...

    Physically check entering air side of evap coil to confirm air flow isnt restricted. Then look at charge.
  24. Like Mark said, clean the condenser then decide...

    Like Mark said, clean the condenser then decide if you need to change the blade.
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    Doesn't look like five year old water heater vent...

    Doesn't look like five year old water heater vent pipe to me.
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    Have you seen the limit trip or is it the...

    Have you seen the limit trip or is it the homeowner that diagnosed the limit? If you think it through,an extreme vacuum, as would be created when it's very windy won't cause the heat exchanger to...
  27. Thread: Low superheat

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    If you slow the blower down you will find that...

    If you slow the blower down you will find that the super heat will also fall.
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    Are you absolutley positive the evap is clean? As...

    Are you absolutley positive the evap is clean? As in you just cleaned it to the best of your ability? Think about what a dirty evap will do to your system.
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    Clean the evap coil then recheck!

    Clean the evap coil then recheck!
  30. Thread: Low superheat

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    Clean the evap coil and conderser coil then check...

    Clean the evap coil and conderser coil then check system charge. you can't eval system until you confirm both are clean.
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    Size of unit could be good depending on where you...

    Size of unit could be good depending on where you live. In Michigan 5.5 tons would be too much but in Pheonix it might be just right. Have the contractor show you the load calculation he did to prove...
  32. I have the same size house that you have and a...

    I have the same size house that you have and a finished basement. I have three zones main floor and one zone basement. I say go for it just find a good hydronic contractor in your area. You'll need...
  33. Thread: *Suckductular*

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    just spit beer on my screen! Actually I love...

    just spit beer on my screen! Actually I love these type jobs. I make bank off this stuff doing the repairs.
  34. looking for mid mich energy management tech

    Hi Kids. A friend of mine is in the process of buying a building that has an energy management system. He needs a tech that is either out of the lansing, mich or flint ,mi area. Message me if you are...
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    BTW, my vac pump has the optional 6 disc CD...

    BTW, my vac pump has the optional 6 disc CD changer

    So old school! My vac pump is 600 cfm variable drive WITH a 2terabite internal hard drive AND a powered subwoofer built in.

    Seriously, I...
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    I don't see that you bought liquid and suction...

    I don't see that you bought liquid and suction line dryers. Nor did you mention that you purchased any swages. Also heres some pro advice for free.........you drilled the hole in the wall too big.
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    My 04 needs a special data cable to add an after...

    My 04 needs a special data cable to add an after market radio. All I want is to use my
    mp3 or use pandora off my droid. Crutchfield has an adapter that will tie into exsisting wiring allowing a...
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    They didn't want to set the unit on their good...

    They didn't want to set the unit on their good grass.
  39. Thread: stumped!

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    Me thinks that you aren't really a contractor. If...

    Me thinks that you aren't really a contractor. If you were you wouldn't ask that question. Call a pro. No DIY allowed here. Your asking a first year apprentice question.
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    Why not? It's not NSF rated but neither is a...

    Why not? It's not NSF rated but neither is a garden hose and I drink out of those. If its just for washing I wouldn't think twice about it.



    Just make sure you get the right fittings so the...
  41. A thimble is a hole in the stone to provide an...

    A thimble is a hole in the stone to provide an exit point for a future wood/gas/corn/pellet stove vent to the outside. If you dont have such things plug it up. Simple as that. You can purchase at...
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    DUCT IS TOO SMALL! Not too hard to figure out....

    DUCT IS TOO SMALL! Not too hard to figure out. You design this system?
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    Sounds so much like a diy to me. They are sneaky....

    Sounds so much like a diy to me. They are sneaky. Especially since he said something about a "room". We should say no more.
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    See now, I knew I was doing something wrong all...

    See now, I knew I was doing something wrong all these years!
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    It's a dog eat dog world, baby. I'm sure that you...

    It's a dog eat dog world, baby. I'm sure that you rape pillage and plunder as much as the next guy.
    BTW. We sleep on $150.00 sheets. You?

    Your kind of a tough guy hiding behind that keyboard...
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    No don't use silicone. It won't work at all. The...

    No don't use silicone. It won't work at all. The condenser has a potential for 300# plus pressure and will blow any silicone right off way before that. Have the service company get the Trane kit and...
  47. Would you buy a new car that had been dropped off...

    Would you buy a new car that had been dropped off the delivery truck on the way to the dealer? Even if it seemed to only have minor cosmetic damage? I've seen how this "minor damage" happens at the...
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    My answer is, depends on the job and how I feel....

    My answer is, depends on the job and how I feel. So the correct answer is ............ yes.
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    Sounds like someone hooked the water makeup to...

    Sounds like someone hooked the water makeup to the urinal.
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    Not familier with the weather in So Cal but I do...

    Not familier with the weather in So Cal but I do a lot of zoned systems here in Michigan and always use two stage equipment because it is easier to balance load. If a small zone is the only one...
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