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    Has the house changed ownership since it was...

    Has the house changed ownership since it was installed? Grandfather clause ends with the change of ownership here in NH. NFPA code...
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    If it were mine, I'd have to dose it down and...

    If it were mine, I'd have to dose it down and start over! I once worked on a job where two old ladies lived. During the night they would get up to take leak, but being a little unstable they miss...
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    You cleaned it! That's probably what did it......

    You cleaned it! That's probably what did it... What did you use to clean it with? The makers of the Pellet stove in my living rm. say I have to use a special glass cleaner, due to the heat and a...
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    So, what happen to you? What shattered; the glass...

    So, what happen to you? What shattered; the glass front on the fireplace or the family room door??? If it was the glass front, how do you know it was your fault and what did you do about it?
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    I have an XL and of course the more pockets the...

    I have an XL and of course the more pockets the more tools you want to fill them up with. When I get it on the job I have every tool I could want to fix anything and I can just reach in the bag and...
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    The Bacon Tree

    Bacon Tree

    Two Mexicans are stuck in the desert after crossing into the United States , wandering aimlessly and starving. They are about to just lie down and wait for death, when all of a sudden...
  7. There you go... I knew there had to be a...

    There you go... I knew there had to be a difference between the "West Coast and East Coast" manuals. Here it says "exhaust vent and intake" on the chart. Which seem to make since the same motor...
  8. This just goes to show that you can't believe...

    This just goes to show that you can't believe everything you see... From here, it looks like you have 10 elbows inside and who knows what the terminations are outside, a rough estimate of 60 feet of...
  9. How much developed length & size on the vent...

    How much developed length & size on the vent piping? What's the required hanger interval in your area? What is the appropriate vent pipe hanging material? How close is the condenser to the building? ...
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    In my opinion the point where you got ripped off...

    In my opinion the point where you got ripped off was at the beginning of your recent problem... The HVAC guy should have told you that it's a unwise decision to put any money or repairs into a 20...
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    So, I got to ask again; whatís wrong with that? ...

    So, I got to ask again; whatís wrong with that?

    If you don't own the building, then any permanent modifications either become the property of the owner or you have to pay to have the property...
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    So, what's wrong with that?

    It's better than "no" insulation. I have told many people, "If you can't afford to have it done professionally, then just do it yourself, anything is better than nothing at all".

    If I walked in...
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    MacDonald's gift cards... You know how handy they...

    MacDonald's gift cards... You know how handy they are when its a "grab and go" kind of day (which most of mine are now-days). I also got a new "Notebook" computer, so I can now download boiler...
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    Speaking from a employer's point of view... I've...

    Speaking from a employer's point of view... I've had to lay off lots of people over the years for many reasons. I can tell you this; my corporate lawyer has advised me to keep my referral statements...
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    You are correct... It is electric (120 VAC),...

    You are correct... It is electric (120 VAC), we're electricians as well, I'm sure of the proper wiring and voltage, if that's where you're heading with that statement. The first two elements were...
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    We use to sell both...

    Per ESP recommendation I installed the Honeywell steamer in one of my Hi-V system. The heating element burned out within just a few months, so I complained and they sent a new element which lasted...
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    I don’t see “Hackofalltrades” as a troll,...

    I don’t see “Hackofalltrades” as a troll, although he may be trolling. I believe his is a professional on this board under another name. Yes, I bit into his response because; I too feel this is good...
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    What a total Jerk response.... The reason I'd...

    What a total Jerk response.... The reason I'd walk on this job is the age and condition of the equipment. Ever hear about "roll out switches"? Once you work on a piece of equipment you're required to...
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    Who is being dishonest here?

    Do you think putting 4 to 5 hundred in repairs in an antiquated pile of junk is doing the right thing for the customer? Gas must be cheap in your world, say nothing about your labor.

    I'd make the...
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    I see anything wrong here...

    At least you can check the heating exchanger for trouble spots... It it were me, he'd need a new one (furnace that is).
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    Fuel Oil Manual 1954

    While replacing a FHA furnace in Ipswich, MA with a ultra modern gas unit a few years back, we found a book on the top of the plenum.

    It's the "Fuel Oil Manual" by Paul Schmidt, copyright 1951 and...
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    Don't bet your lunch on that... I own 2...

    Don't bet your lunch on that... I own 2 corporations.
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    What's the big deal about a union shop? I can...

    What's the big deal about a union shop? I can make an oval damper is less than 3 minutes and I don't belong to a union. In fact I can do it for 1/3 the cost.
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    Your ALMOST free trip...

    Who pays the federal tax on this free trip? My neighbor won a 10K trip to China... He and his wife had a wonderful time, only to find out at the end of the year he owed the IRS 5 grand additional in...
  25. Thread: Zurn pex

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    Yup, works good

    No cracks or stress points and sized back down properly, looks good. However, I see now why my guys hate it when I make them do a job with Wirsbo... Cinch rings are most defiantly the better way to...
  26. Thread: Zurn pex

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    PEX is PEX

    What's wrong with expanding it and using Wirsbo fittings? I'll walk out back and try it... I have some Zern that we got last week and Wirsbo too.
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    I've had this problem before too...

    You obviously have a blockage between the PX tank and the boiler. With the tank removed turn on the water and verify and open line to the tank. If the is not the problem check the fitting in the top...
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    Just making a joke...

    I'm a certified Goodman repair center/dealer and have been for 15 years. I find Goodman just a well built and reliable as anything else on the market.

    I take exception to the guys who would have...
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    See... You should have bought a GOODMAN

    That "Hum" you hear could be something serious. Could you "Hum" us a few bars, maybe we could figure out what itís trying to say... Like the famous line from OZ, "Oil Me"....

    Or maybe the...
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    You didn't use the $$$ word, did you?

    Prepare yourself for an on slot of, "Read the Rules" posts. Now you won't get a straight answer as they will be fixated on the pricing thing.

    Personally, I'd go for the highest efficiency... You...
  31. Thread: Bryant

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    Gosh... If only you knew who make them....

    This is a good question.... Who actually makes Bryant units? Does anyone still make their own units? A better question would be: What name do you like better? Or what paint colors do you like better?
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    I guess I didn't make myself cear..

    The compressors rarely tripped on overload, they would just take forever to cool the house down, if at all.

    It was critical to get the charge and TX valve balanced, but once it was they worked...
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    My biggest problems have been...

    Using ESP's load calculations and some inherent design flaws (stratification) has been the route of my problems. Once we recognized the problems and corrected them things have been much better.
    ...
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    Hi-V systems are a subtle form of conditioning...

    Hi-V systems are a subtle form of conditioning with very low volume of air movement. Deep cycling defeats the inherent design of the system and setback thermostats actually work against it. We tell...
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    right you are...

    However, we're using lower grade efficiency condensers with no pressure switches, just a temperature overload on the compressor. They seldom trip from laboring the motor.

    Had I to do it again, I...
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    Iceing has never been an issue

    It's always the other way around, getting the evap temp to 38 is the problem. Balancing the charge when there is too much load, not enough loads, too humid, too cold out doors or any other associated...
  37. Wow... What a tale of woe.

    Are you sure you haven't forgot anything? It time for you to call "Help Me Hank" she'll get to the botom of this. BTW: there is no shortage of lawyers in MA.

    You make my point as to why I don't...
  38. Massachusetts! Should have know...

    Did you miss my point earlier or did I miss something? The HVAC contractor installed the system for someone else (the builder) years ago. Now, years later some components have failed and you want to...
  39. Why I don't do new construction...

    The builder says: "a HVAC system is a HVAC system, I have three other bids, I want it done tomorrow and if you want all my work, make your price show it". It costs what it cost to do a quality job...
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    My eyes are getting bad

    But, it looks like those ells are DWV and not pressure fittings. Does this make a difference? Well as a matter of fact, yes it does, I had several of them break on my pool pump which caused no end of...
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    Problems... What problems?

    I can't comment on other brands as we were exclusively Hi-V systems. ESP changed their load calculation software design which led us to be under sizing several units (about 10 of them) before we...
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    I have over 300 installed

    We have installed them in every possible application you can imagine. I have three of them running in my house now and two more in my apartments next door.

    Have I had any problems with them???...
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    The Vision 1 kit (WR control and DHW) is standard...

    The Vision 1 kit (WR control and DHW) is standard equipment on the Munchkin R2 now and has been for a year or more; however, it's still optional on the Munchkin Contender.

    The kit consists of:...
  44. Thread: Veto Pro Pac,

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    Three bags full

    I own three of those bags... At least I think I own them, but maybe they own me, since the only way I'll ever give them up is to pry my cold dead fingers from them.

    They are one of the best tools...
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    Sounds like a good price to me...

    You got to be kidding about the 3K price... Perhaps you should buy one on ebay and install it yourself. After all what can be so hard about that? What could possibly go wrong? Oh ya, itís the license...
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    Please, go on with R410A defence.

    If what you say is true and I have reason to doubt it, then why are the Feds phasing out lower SEER units? And what about the letter from Honeywell detailing their plans to put the hurt on anyone...
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    Montreal Protocaol???

    Please help me understand one point in the 1992 Montreal Protocol. The short version this very involved discussion is the ban on R-22 Freon by 2010Ö The only replacement is the new R410A Freon, which...
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    Poll: No I wouldn't frie him over these...

    As a boss I would make him bring the work to my standards since it's my job. However, if the guy is a slob and has no pride in his work, then its just a matter of time before we part company. You...
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    Good question...

    Dafreerider,

    As a contractor I usually ask for 50% down and balance upon completion of the job on all contracts, unless itís a big job running many months then I ask for 10% down, equipment costs...
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    Qb - Pos

    I've had the pleasure of installing and therefore serving a number of these fine pieces of equipment. Weil McClain should be proud to have their name on it. They seem to work even worse with a power...
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