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    I don't see why anyone needs to carry a gun. I...

    I don't see why anyone needs to carry a gun. I have tools on my truck which can be just as lethal as a chunk of lead. They just not look as intimidating.
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    Thinking about this further... I had thoughts of...

    Thinking about this further... I had thoughts of some sort of basic and then advanced troubleshooting. Something like, here is the situation, where do you start troubleshooting? What do you do? What...
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    I think you need to explain that a little further.

    I think you need to explain that a little further.
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    TESP Air Flow Manual J Manual D

    TESP
    Air Flow
    Manual J
    Manual D
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    I used to work for a Bryant Dealer and was told...

    I used to work for a Bryant Dealer and was told the same thing your contractor told you, by our sales rep.

    You should contact Bryant and see if you can get a straight answer as to why.
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    This install method is more the norn than the...

    This install method is more the norn than the exception.

    Most every one I have worked on were pinned to the ceiling or jammed in a corner somewhere and hard to work on. The best ones are in the...
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    X2
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    Come on now, it's a vent after the sideways trap....

    Come on now, it's a vent after the sideways trap. Don't you see that?
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    Very Nice!

    Very Nice!
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    Holy Moley! That is still 5-1/2 tons for 2200...

    Holy Moley! That is still 5-1/2 tons for 2200 sqft. You will not get rid of much humidity that way.

    Has a proper Manual J been done? That would be the first step to resolving this issue.

    How...
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    So you have 6 tons of air conditioning? How big...

    So you have 6 tons of air conditioning? How big is the house?
  12. Thread: AC question

    by joemach
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    You are way undersized on your supply flex....

    You are way undersized on your supply flex. Possibly on your trunk and plenum as well.

    Can you do a static pressure text?
  13. I am holding my breath for a reasonably priced...

    I am holding my breath for a reasonably priced drop in replacement by then. I am sure something will be available. I think right now you can use R-417A. Not sure of the cost. I am sure others will be...
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    I used to work for a Carrier dealer. The problem...

    I used to work for a Carrier dealer. The problem I saw was that although the technology was pretty sound, the training and ability of technicians to do any repairs was minimal. I'm sure that is...
  15. Just my opinion, but I always believe that every...

    Just my opinion, but I always believe that every house should have as many redundant sources of heat as possible. Of course if you live near the equator, that would not be necessary.

    The cost...
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    If I need to add refrigerant for a line set...

    If I need to add refrigerant for a line set longer than the condenser charge, I figure what I need and add that amount before releasing the refrigerant from the condenser. Then check...
  17. Thank you! I have access to R-22 dry...

    Thank you!

    I have access to R-22 dry condensers.
  18. Anyone have info on this American Standard Cased Coil?

    Hi,

    I have a bid to give on adding A/C to a American Standard gas furnace. They put in the cased coil with the furnace and did not install the condenser or line set.

    Here is the info on the...
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    Interesting that you mention references... In...

    Interesting that you mention references...

    In some states, California is one, when you call another company for a reference on a worker all they can say is that you did work there. AFAIK no other...
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    Check around the service valves. Carrier is...

    Check around the service valves. Carrier is notorious for leaks there.
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    I was noticing the same thing. I was going to...

    I was noticing the same thing. I was going to post a comment, but you said it so much better than I would have.

    I think a little humility goes a long way. You don't always have to be right to win...
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    Did he give you any idea of the cost if he...

    Did he give you any idea of the cost if he repaired it? That is assuming he would be willing and able to do it.

    I can attest that brazing aluminum can be a real pain and risky. But given your...
  23. It's not the Goodman equipment, it's the Goodman...

    It's not the Goodman equipment, it's the Goodman installer.

    I have only put in a few Goodman units, but have never had a problem.
  24. Both places. If it gets to the sleeping area...

    Both places.

    If it gets to the sleeping area through the ductwork you want to hear about it. One should also in the room the
    furnace/boiler is in so if the flue pipe comes loose you will know it.
  25. I lived is Sacramento many years ago. Did the...

    I lived is Sacramento many years ago. Did the housing prices go that high? I also lived in LA. I was very glad to get out of that over regulated state.

    Almost wherever you go wages will be lower....
  26. Don't put your email in your post. Put it in your...

    Don't put your email in your post. Put it in your profile.

    Good luck in your search. Where do you want to move to?
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    The only difference is that you get to pay for...

    The only difference is that you get to pay for their advertising. Payne doesn't advertise.

    Oh, the color of the box and label is different.

    The thing you should be concerned with is the quality...
  28. How Cheap?

    How Cheap?
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    I think what the tech did was probably the right...

    I think what the tech did was probably the right way to get it done.

    However, he should have gone over the options with you. Checking for a leak can get pretty costly. They are not always that...
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    WOW! I can't believe that I actually understood...

    WOW! I can't believe that I actually understood that.

    TB, thanks for that great description and education. Now I have something else to think about. Good thing, I was starting to get bored.
  31. That is what I was thinking... this is 10 ton not...

    That is what I was thinking... this is 10 ton not 12.

    I have a few thoughts that may be way off base, but I will throw them out anyway. I have not done commercial in many years but...

    1. How...
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    There you go. You are moving in on a better...

    There you go. You are moving in on a better position already. Don't let getting fired or let go in this trade get you down.
    Some employers are loyal to their employees, some are not and as soon as...
  33. In the long run, it will be cheaper to keep the...

    In the long run, it will be cheaper to keep the 10K strips (less power draw).

    The difference in price between the 10K and the 15K is less that a steak dinner at a good restaurant. But the savings...
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    I see no way that this can turn out well. Unless...

    I see no way that this can turn out well. Unless you rip it out and start over.

    Maybe hook him up with some financing.
  35. Thread: Bad judgment

    by joemach
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    Old thread... I know. But I thought I would...

    Old thread... I know.

    But I thought I would add that I think it comes down to how you wright your bid. Some trades call it "qualifying your bid". Meaning that you spell out what you know is wrong...
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    That's a very good idea. But I would use a few...

    That's a very good idea.

    But I would use a few 30 day throw away filters ahead of the pleated ones to catch the big stuff. The pleats will cause too much restriction.

    Of course just sorta...
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    This is true Mini-splits do not do well in...

    This is true

    Mini-splits do not do well in dirty/greasy environments. The can be a pain to clean.
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    I think with some pre-filtering and a frequent...

    I think with some pre-filtering and a frequent maintenance plan, you should be alright.

    I have done work at a carbon plant and with quarterly maintenance the units are over 10 years old and still...
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    I agree with that. I actually like the CME...

    I agree with that.

    I actually like the CME model. So many calls, just had to clean the eyes. Only replaced a few.

    I have been through Scotsman training and that helps a lot. IIRC, the blue...
  40. Thread: Fancy meter

    by joemach
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    Although I like Fieldpiece stuff. It does not...

    Although I like Fieldpiece stuff. It does not hold up in the field for me. Went through 2 meters in 3 years. Went to UEI and it has lasted 3 years with no problem.
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    AFAIK Nylog is made from refrigerant oil. So...

    AFAIK Nylog is made from refrigerant oil. So what is the problem?
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    I live in Centre County where almost no licenses...

    I live in Centre County where almost no licenses are required for anything.

    That being said, a license does not guarantee quality work.

    I am wondering why you are getting a quote for a new...
  43. Here is my take on it:...

    Here is my take on it: http://www.thebesthvac.com/heat-pump.html

    I live in central PA as well. So we are on equal ground there.

    The important thing is that it is sized correctly.
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    This is a good reason why any HVAC system needs...

    This is a good reason why any HVAC system needs to be on a preventive maintenance plan. If this system was maintained twice a year over the past 9 years someone would have caught the wiring mistake. ...
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    All the above plus all the books you can find...

    All the above plus all the books you can find that are in line with the area of the trade you want to work in (boilers, chillers, refrigeration, A/C)

    Another good source is to join your local RSES...
  46. Thread: Heat Pump fail

    by joemach
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    Could just be a missing field installed jumper at...

    Could just be a missing field installed jumper at the thermostat.

    Not familiar with the thermostat he has.
  47. Thread: Heat Pump fail

    by joemach
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    On certain Honeywell thermostats, you will need a...

    On certain Honeywell thermostats, you will need a jumper between the Aux & E terminals on the sub base. I have seen many times that it it not installed. Causing the exact problem that you are...
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    Thanks for your help!

    Thanks for your help!
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    limeybstd, Best if you set it and forget it. ...

    limeybstd,

    Best if you set it and forget it. Any savings that you might see by setting the temperature back is lost when the heat strips come on and wipe out the savings you thought you had, and...
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    Airtemp condenser

    Anyone know if Airtemp energizes the reversing valve in heating or cooling?

    Got a call from another state, so can not be on site to check it out. I am trying to help a friend out.

    Thanks for...
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