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    Having trouble there, Sparky?

    http://img.izismile.com/img/img7/20141222/1000/daily_gifdump_756_07.gif
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    Carrier dealer installed one without converting,...

    Carrier dealer installed one without converting, homeowner is a friend of mine. He called them back to check it when his LP consumption went sky high for a month. They ate the furnace and put in a...
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    Many years ago (10-20) a kid and his Hummer got...

    Many years ago (10-20) a kid and his Hummer got their picture in the local paper.
    Probably right after Ahnold Swartzenegger popularized the things.
    His parents, both attorneys, bought it for his...
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    I'm getting the message that if you became a lazy...

    I'm getting the message that if you became a lazy hack, your productivity would go up and they could give you a $5 an hour raise so you'd make as much as the other hack.
  5. So, why didn't they take the damper out of that...

    So, why didn't they take the damper out of that supply grille before installing it on the return under the t-stat? :whistle:
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    Vandal hits A/C units

    At least they're repairable.

    APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - An Appleton man tells police he vandalized a string of air conditioners in the Fox Cities because he doesn't like the machines.

    Sgt. David...
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    Hearthman, when I (a homeowner) saw that, my...

    Hearthman, when I (a homeowner) saw that, my first thought was that you couldn't cross connect positive vent pressure appliances because one would exhaust through the other, creating an immediate...
  8. Thread: Git 'er done

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    Git 'er done

    A couple from the internet:

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    ...where any danger from a few ounces of...

    ...where any danger from a few ounces of R290/R600 mix is a small fraction of the danger from the fuel supply.
    He does mix in some 600 to get the pressures down, I hope?

    OTOH, potentially...
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    The newer, darker gray with ribs is seal tite....

    The newer, darker gray with ribs is seal tite. Except for the 'strain relief loop' I don't see any excess.

    The lighter gray is garden hose, you can see the handle that's supposed to grip the nut...
  11. Well, I put a recorder on top of the WH, turned...

    Well, I put a recorder on top of the WH, turned it on, and it heated the water, feels like the usual 150F, without making any abnormal noise.

    So much for adding a .wav file to this thread today.
  12. Thread: Crane job

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    But he jumped up and yanked it, making it whip...

    But he jumped up and yanked it, making it whip around.
    Taking hold of it on the tower side and slowly moving it towards the tower, OK,
    jerking it not OK.
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    So the 2nd tee is open, therefore the only...

    So the 2nd tee is open, therefore the only function of everything after it is just as a support stand to hold it all up?
  14. Thread: Crane job

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    Crane job

    This eats up the profit pretty quick:

    http://www.gifsforum.com/images/gif/fail/grand/crane_fail_gif.gif
  15. Yes. No pump turning my DHW pipes into radiant...

    Yes.
    No pump turning my DHW pipes into radiant heaters here, and if I had it I'd turn it off in this weather.
    Also, the only place the line from the disconnect goes is straight into the...
  16. Makes sense. So why would it not make the noise...

    Makes sense.
    So why would it not make the noise for 6 months at that temp and then start making it?

    Calcium accumulation on the elements?

    Time to flush the heater?
    It's been in use since...
  17. Do you own it or is it a rental? Own There...

    Do you own it or is it a rental?

    Own

    There is a pressure temperature relief valve is it dripping at all?

    The valve that came with the heater(new last May). No drips, no sign of leaks...
  18. High pitched whine from electric water heater

    The noise I thought was coming from my AC this morning, even though it seemed loudest near my water heater, was actually my water heater. It happened again this afternoon and quit immediately when I...
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    That's what I get for typing blind, I guess. ...

    That's what I get for typing blind, I guess.

    A tech said charge was spot on back in October, but he let the smoke out of his line temp probe and couldn't measure SC/SH. (not sure what he did, but...
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    High pitched whistle from indoor unit

    1.5T split heat pump in cooling mode.
    Has flowrator, I think it's .049, and scroll compressor.
    I turned the temp down to get the house cooled while outdoor temps are in the low 60s.
    After it...
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    You mean the gray garden hose?

    You mean the gray garden hose?
  22. How about, instead of unhooking the low voltage...

    How about, instead of unhooking the low voltage wire before it gets to the contactor, you just pull the disconnect and see how long it takes the tech to figure out there's no high voltage? (5:00 in...
  23. NBC has been caught lying on a few occasions, but...

    NBC has been caught lying on a few occasions, but I don't think they were this time.

    Bobby Ring was there, and he claims this one was sensationalized but factually true, including the 0-6 record...
  24. Thread: Its ALIVE!

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    My H.S. history teacher thought her classroom...

    My H.S. history teacher thought her classroom should be warmer, so she opened the window, grabbed a handful of snow, and packed a snowball in the thermostat cage.

    1/2 hour later, the custodian...
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    Oops, the minimum run time is 1/4 cycle, not 1/3...

    Oops, the minimum run time is 1/4 cycle, not 1/3 cycle.
    ODT 53F, IDT68F, I just had an on time of exactly 15 minutes at 1 CPH (heating, not cooling).

    So choosing between 1 and 2 CPH is the...
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    CPH, humidity, and coil water load

    I've been reading the "upsize my AH by 1/2 ton" thread and thinking about coil water loading and CPH.

    IIRC, my Vision Pro has a minimum run time (and minimum off time) about 1/3 of a cycle. If...
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    I understand the part about defrosts taking...

    I understand the part about defrosts taking longer and possibly not completing in ten minutes, but can you elaborate on throwing the whole system off?

    I assume you could avoid the 'throwing the...
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    HP efficiency - cold indoors and out

    I've seen the performance charts which show output and efficiency dropping off as indoor temps stay at 70 and outdoor temps drop.

    But what about 'vacation mode', when it's 45 inside and 5...
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    Speaking of window shakers......

    Speaking of window shakers...
    http://www.stupidhumans.org/facebookview.php?id=6906
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSC2NgUPslE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSC2NgUPslE
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    I can't seem to find the copper tubing/pipe in...

    I can't seem to find the copper tubing/pipe in that pic though.
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    Fuse replacement chart

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5502/10474490106_7a55252c6e_z.jpg
  33. All billing should be consistent and...

    All billing should be consistent and straightforward. Anything else just annoys the customer and might bring regulatory hassles from consumer protection agencies.
    If you charge $100 to drive out...
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    What if you put a check valve on the indoor side...

    What if you put a check valve on the indoor side of the wall, where it's too warm to freeze?

    Does code require you to glue the elbow or tee on the termination point? If not, just pull it off and...
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    Those are your tools, or the installers left...

    Those are your tools, or the installers left theirs up there?
  36. Looks like User Error now. When I stuck my...

    Looks like User Error now.
    When I stuck my thermometer into the flex boot, it was touching the side of the flex, which was cooler than the actual airflow temp.

    Right now, 53 ODT, 75 return...
  37. Not proposed as a fix, just as a diagnostic test....

    Not proposed as a fix, just as a diagnostic test.
    I will admit to considering a MERV 16 filter as a fix, you can laugh at that if you want. (I put on my flame resistant underwear before starting...
  38. If I understand this correctly, too much airflow...

    If I understand this correctly, too much airflow means the indoor coil is being cooled too much by that airflow?

    And if the return air were warmer, that problem would be lessened?

    Or I could...
  39. New heat pump, low temp rise, tech says it's fine.

    1. I bought it on the net and installed it myself. If I were closer to anybody on the AOP map I might have done it differently.

    2. My ducts were sized for a 100k, 80% furnace (well, probably...
  40. Reminds me of the time I bought a 5-2-1 start...

    Reminds me of the time I bought a 5-2-1 start kit.
    Came with a screw mount zip tie to hold that big start cap to the unit.
    And the cap was straight sided, so it could have slid right out of the...
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    I corked mine off with Dixie cups. Then, when I...

    I corked mine off with Dixie cups.
    Then, when I wanted heat and turned the furnace on, it refused to open the gas valve and the red light on the control board started blinking.
    Oops.
  42. Does Cutler Hammer / Eaton still make BR style...

    Does Cutler Hammer / Eaton still make BR style HACR breakers?
  43. Yes, Copeland. Goodman GSZ130181, has suction...

    Yes, Copeland.
    Goodman GSZ130181, has suction accumulator, discharge muffler, high and low pressure switches, crankcase heater and factory installed liquid line filter-drier. Line set brazed while...
  44. I sure wanted exaggerated, because the system...

    I sure wanted exaggerated, because the system never did anything discernible from the outside while in heating mode, and it was too cold to run in cooling mode without disabling the fan or blocking...
  45. Unless there's a strong feeling that all I need...

    Unless there's a strong feeling that all I need is a gas and go, I think the next company that comes out here should be the company I would choose for a compressor replacement.
  46. I provided more complete info on a DIY forum,...

    I provided more complete info on a DIY forum, enough to convince myself the compressor was bad.
    Didn't think it would be a good idea to post my DIY diagnosis efforts here, but if you want to see...
  47. Internet purchase. Needed to be professionally...

    Internet purchase. Needed to be professionally installed or professionally inspected for warranty according to the seller. Opted for the latter. He showed up without his tools, looked it over, wrote...
  48. You think the equipment is OK and the charge is...

    You think the equipment is OK and the charge is off?
    Pull the whole charge and weigh it?
    That's what BeenThere said on the other forum, and it has to be pulled before anybody can work on it if I'm...
  49. Defective and open? Would that make a hissing...

    Defective and open? Would that make a hissing noise (that I don't have)?
    High pressure switch should have kicked in before the relief valve opened, right?
    It never made high pressure in the line...
  50. 158 or so. The gauges don't really move when the...

    158 or so.
    The gauges don't really move when the compressor kicks in.
    I'm surprised the RV moves.
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