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  1. With all these replies I don't think it would be...

    With all these replies I don't think it would be too much of a stretch to describe them as "overly generous" Personally I wish they had the resources to develop more- Doug is a guy that saw what was...
  2. If there was a commercial for Digicool it would...

    If there was a commercial for Digicool it would look like this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C-e96m4730

    Other manifolds have their place, but the digicool is a well thought out and very...
  3. again, in theory that could work but it's not...

    again, in theory that could work but it's not worth the trouble. Evaporative coolers depend on the air's ability to absorb moisture for cooing to take place, so the cooling demand would shift from...
  4. At the end of the day I think beenthere and...

    At the end of the day I think beenthere and vstech have the key point-

    If the AC is designed properly you can drop sensible heat without affecting latent much, thereby raising the RH%.
    ...
  5. ok, just to give you a lay of the land out here-...

    ok, just to give you a lay of the land out here- over sizing and low/restricted airflow issues abound here in colorado mainly because contractors can get away with it. What I mean by that is that our...
  6. Pood - in place of AC? That would work, although...

    Pood - in place of AC? That would work, although many people don't like the negatives that go along with evaporative coolers. If it was in addition to AC, you would face a constant battle of pumping...
  7. At the outset I should say that steam humidifiers...

    At the outset I should say that steam humidifiers are straight up energy hogs!

    I hope you got a stellar contractor to do your work- that above all else is the key to getting the results you want. ...
  8. That's fine, but also use the contractor locator...

    That's fine, but also use the contractor locator map already built into the site.

    The link is in my signature line below.


    As others have said, the contractor is the key. With the right one...
  9. The idea behind that post was to give job seekers...

    The idea behind that post was to give job seekers a way to display attitude and willingness to work- things that don't translate well on to resumes. It's a way to cut to the head of the line. What...
  10. ok, so I guess I should have turned down the...

    ok, so I guess I should have turned down the call, but so be it.


    The upshot is that I got kicked out of the house, and I don't even know why for sure... It may relate to the rusted to hell...
  11. What's the lowest temperature a customer wanted to acheive?

    This woman just called saying that her home wont get below 70 and she wants to achieve 65 degrees...
    Being that the outdoor temperature wasn't that high this weekend I'll run the call but sheesh!...
  12. I realize I'm a little late to the party but let...

    I realize I'm a little late to the party but let me add a few points-

    First, I'm 100% behind manual J sizing when it's done correctly( many contractors take big short cuts to do it quicker)
    ...
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    I would ask you to understand that we get these...

    I would ask you to understand that we get these questions day after day... for our entire careers!!! You ARE getting the answers you need, it's just that it doesn't line up with the layman's...
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    no problem. just checking in on you... I don't...

    no problem. just checking in on you... I don't have any of your products as of yet, but I do consider you "one to watch" :)
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    dido. If it really matters to you just swap...

    dido.

    If it really matters to you just swap the manifold.

    If you are looking to pull a vacuum through the manifold....

    Save your self the trouble and pull direct from the pump for better...
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    That depends on the question, but I can tell you...

    That depends on the question, but I can tell you that yes, the advice tends to be more specific.
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    [QUOTE=btuexpert;20442591] You've been on this...

    You've been on this site almost a year, your profile says you are a contractor, you have 56 posts to date.

    There is a large section of this site that is dedicated to HVAC professionals, but...
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    There's only so much advice that you will get on...

    There's only so much advice that you will get on the open side of the forum. I don't understand why you aren't a Pro member by now.

    Your test method will vary depending on what kind of work you...
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    1) stop trying to manage who does what and for...

    1) stop trying to manage who does what and for how much. you are stepping on your own foot.

    2) good golly miss molly, that is a mess.

    3) as per everybody else, the air filter install is hideous...
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    He was probably referring to the UEI branded...

    He was probably referring to the UEI branded product. They have some bad history, but at least some of their stuff is passable now.


    BTW, where did your website go? accutools is down.
  21. Just like everywhere else... most advice is bad advice.

    Some ebay poster is writing about how to select air filter sizes in order to promote the sale of their electrostatic air filters.


    I need to give them some small credit upfront- the ebay poster...
  22. not outside the realm of possibility, but these...

    not outside the realm of possibility, but these cordless shears haven't been out that long. When you consider I've had my dewalt shears (pre-theft) for about 13 years... it wouldn't be my first...
  23. Help with Milwaukee 14ga double cut shears

    Due to a recent theft of some of my tools I have had to restock the tool bag. I won a ebay auction for a used Milwaukee Double cut (Model 2636) cordless shear. I opted for the beefier model hoping to...
  24. I always say there's nothing like oxy-acetylene...

    I always say there's nothing like oxy-acetylene to bring heat back into the marriage!
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    First, have patience. It takes time for the all...

    First, have patience. It takes time for the all volunteer staff to vet you. Well worth the effort though.

    So- on the formula- humidity is a reason to adjust airflow but it doesn't relate to the...
  26. That's the spirit! I will say I'm not going to...

    That's the spirit!

    I will say I'm not going to bite anybody- I might catch something.
  27. Not that many pawn shops around here. The few...

    Not that many pawn shops around here. The few that do exist generally have overpriced junk. I don't know how they stay in business. Especially with Craigslist and eBay I think the pawnshop model is...
  28. I appreciate everybody's sympathy, so thanks to...

    I appreciate everybody's sympathy, so thanks to all that respond.

    To those that don't quite get it, Taking a tradesman's tools turn them into a victim, and because we typically take years (a...
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    That formula, if properly used, gets modified...

    That formula, if properly used, gets modified depending on your location.

    You have much to learn grasshopper. :) The good news is you are in the right place, but still on the wrong side of the...
  30. Darctangent, in a dark alley, with the lead pipe!

    That's how the tool thief met his end... in my dreams.

    Last Thursday night/ Friday morning someone did a quick smash and grab on my service truck.

    They could have gotten much more but they...
  31. Sigh here we go... These topics are...

    Sigh


    here we go...

    These topics are discussed Ad nauseam here.

    First- I must ask you to TRY to set aside the bulk of your ideas about HVAC.

    There is very little difference in between...
  32. If quality is your objective you should be...

    If quality is your objective you should be looking to find the point at which you should spend MORE money than the market average, not less. Mini splits are delicate by nature in a category of...
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    That's DIY, please read the rules. no soup...

    That's DIY, please read the rules.

    no soup for you!
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    So what happened? Inquiring minds want to know!

    So what happened? Inquiring minds want to know!
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    First, Thanks for having an open mind, it takes...

    First, Thanks for having an open mind, it takes some real courage to honestly consider your situation when you've got money on the line and part way down the road. For my part it gets really old to...
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    sometimes people just get busy- it happens to me...

    sometimes people just get busy- it happens to me I know. Hope the OP sticks around long enough to see the other side... I often wonder what somebody is thinking when they decide they DON'T want pro...
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    nimblejoe- this whole effort is folly. You...

    nimblejoe- this whole effort is folly.

    You would be better served to change directions before it's too late. I cannot fathom what people think they are getting by sticking their fingers in a HVAC...
  38. I've never ever seen a system like that. I have...

    I've never ever seen a system like that. I have seen buried linesets for conventional AC/heatpumps , but never the condensate line. Why on earth would anybody go to that much trouble?

    If this is...
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    How about a functioning email address? They...

    How about a functioning email address?

    They let my low-life ass in. The professional membership application link is in my signature line. :)
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    Sounds like a very reasonable answer. What do...

    Sounds like a very reasonable answer. What do you all think?

    Bill


    He's being loose with some of his details, but I'm not seeing any huge red flags.

    Did you send him your model number? He...
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    Do you get in trouble if you "like" your own...

    Do you get in trouble if you "like" your own post?

    I Guess we'll find out!!! LOL How narcissistic am I?


    oops! I guess they already thought of that... DRAT!
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    PLEASE don't give me anymore likes!!!! I'd try...

    PLEASE don't give me anymore likes!!!!

    I'd try to use the nest for toilet paper and that wouldn't be good for me!
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    Sticky: An additional comment about the EPA 608...

    An additional comment about the EPA 608 certification.

    It's no big deal. Most of it is wrote memorization of dates and some figures based around recovery requirements that are immaterial in a...
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    that whole setup is cringe-worthy. personally,...

    that whole setup is cringe-worthy.

    personally, I would not install a humidifier on that system. If you insist on putting in a whole house humidifier in it would be as your pro suggests with a fan...
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    Sticky: you just did(post a question) are you a hvac...

    you just did(post a question)

    are you a hvac pro or in school to become a pro?


    are you a homeowner with a question?


    something else?
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    first- you might consider trying a call to the...

    first- you might consider trying a call to the HVAC TALK member. Not for the work, but a referral to someone closer. Might work, might not. They MIGHT be able to tell you who to stay away from too....
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    If that wasn't clear- HVAC TALK CONTRACTOR MAP...

    If that wasn't clear-

    HVAC TALK CONTRACTOR MAP
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    as I said, the link is in my signature line- ...

    as I said, the link is in my signature line-

    HVAC TALK CONTRACTOR MAP

    enter your zip code in the search box then look for contractors that handle residential systems.

    If you can't find a...
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    It's best not to over think it wyaple. I...

    It's best not to over think it wyaple.

    I can't over-emphasize that.

    The way that these systems ACTUALLY work is 180 degrees from the way that most people can intuit without a structured...
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    strictly speaking, that's not the rule. Do...

    strictly speaking, that's not the rule.

    Do you know WHY we are supposed to leave them upright though?
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