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  1. Hiring Residential Technicians and Installers in Utah

    Climax Heating & Air in Vernal, UT is experiencing phenomenal growth. We have immediate openings for HVAC technicians and installers with 3 to 5 years residential experience. This is a legitimate...
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    There must be thousands of threads on this all...

    There must be thousands of threads on this all ready. All of the replies go something like this:

    Choose your contractor on expertise not equipment brand.
    Throw out all bids from contractors who...
  3. Thread: New A/C qoutes

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    In my opinion they have not done their job unless...

    In my opinion they have not done their job unless they provide you with options and explain the benefits of each.
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    Is the purpose for zoning to overcome exposure...

    Is the purpose for zoning to overcome exposure issues as recommended by your contractor or is it something you came up with?

    If single stage/speed equipment is your only option your contractor...
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    Have you considered ductless for either all or...

    Have you considered ductless for either all or part of your home? With ductless you should be able to have as many zones as you would like. Installation costs may be more but today's highly...
  6. Thread: ACCA contractors

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    ACCA sets the standard for residential HVAC. ...

    ACCA sets the standard for residential HVAC. Simply belonging to the ACCA doesn't prove anything though.

    ACCA does encourage things like; ethical business practices, energy conservation, NATE...
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    God sure likes confusing the hell out of his...

    God sure likes confusing the hell out of his followers.
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    Sounds ideal for fireplaces and stoves.

    Sounds ideal for fireplaces and stoves.
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    I think you should push for the 2.5 ton if your...

    I think you should push for the 2.5 ton if your contractor adjusts the indoor design temp and determines it's adequate.

    Keep in mind, however, that future residents of the home may like a lower...
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    Not only do I find all this god talk amusing, I...

    Not only do I find all this god talk amusing, I also find it interesting that people seem to think that their god takes sides. If there were a god why would he care about politics?
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    I've seen CO in the S/A more than once on an...

    I've seen CO in the S/A more than once on an induced draft furnace. The difference between a crack and a hole I guess.
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    Mormons do believe that God is flesh and blood...

    Mormons do believe that God is flesh and blood and that we are all his children as well as lucifer and jesus. They believe that god went through a test on another planet, the same that we are...
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    I don't generally take either the liberal or the...

    I don't generally take either the liberal or the conservative side in political arguments. However, any leader who puts their "blind" faith in some made up man in the sky scares me no matter what...
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    New 3m alternative! It costs less, is one size...

    New 3m alternative! It costs less, is one size fits all and is less restrictive:
    http://www.utrechtart.com/images/products/49950.jpg
  15. Thread: TXV PROBLEM

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    Why not both, LOL!...

    Why not both, LOL!
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs043.snc4/34527_1327192788502_1491394731_30708861_5744587_n.jpg
  16. Thread: Goodman Quote

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    Great docs skippedover!

    Great docs skippedover!
  17. @roofas: Indoors I'm sure this is true. ...

    @roofas:
    Indoors I'm sure this is true. Outside, however, most of the noise is fan related; vibration, and loose screws, etc.
  18. I have used both Wrightsoft and Elite. Although...

    I have used both Wrightsoft and Elite. Although I haven't used Elite for several years I switched to Wrightsoft because it was less clunky and more user friendly. They also have great phone support...
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    I have had good luck with my TIF ZX detector in...

    I have had good luck with my TIF ZX detector in narrowing down the leak location. Then I pinpoint it with bubbles I usually use Big Blue but I seem to find a lot more leaks using straight Windex...
  20. Thanks for the good words guys. ...

    Thanks for the good words guys.

    @I_bend_metal: let us know how your R22 to 410A conversion goes. I'll be waiting with much anticipation for that one!
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    Thanks man you made my day. Hilarious!

    Thanks man you made my day. Hilarious!
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    This is totally why I follow the teachings of the...

    This is totally why I follow the teachings of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Argghh!
  23. Not complaining at all. Educating. I have no...

    Not complaining at all. Educating.

    I have no power over how you spend your time. Sorry you wasted it.
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    Some of my favorite lines from clients

    "The guy that was here last year is so good he can tell what's wrong with my system just by listening"
    "Let me see if my room-mate is dressed yet."
    "Do you want a beer?"
    "Oh, I have an air...
  25. Just tried to be detailed. How's that ADD? You...

    Just tried to be detailed. How's that ADD? You trying to get your post count up or what?
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    I never thought i'd see anything worse than a...

    I never thought i'd see anything worse than a dairy barn condenser until now!
  27. You are lucky. 4 footers aren't bad though.

    You are lucky. 4 footers aren't bad though.
  28. The worst residential HVAC install I've ever seen.

    The sad thing is that it's mine.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgGmW65fJ-M
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    Sounds like you need to decide how much your...

    Sounds like you need to decide how much your comfort is worth. Especially if you plan on staying in the home for very long.
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    You could hire a mechanical engineer or find an...

    You could hire a mechanical engineer or find an HVAC contractor to do it.
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    Hats off to HVAC-Talk

    They really are the #1 HVACR Community.

    What a wealth of information from some very knowledgeable veterans. It's a great thing you guys are doing for the trade and for consumers. I used to feel...
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    bushings and bell reducers = from-to

    bushings and bell reducers = from-to
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    Re: UEI

    I have the same problem with the uei units. My 4th one just crapped out today. It always seems to happen when it gets cold. I have tried both the single and dual units. Both seem to have the...
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    Hey Speff I'll have to send you some take offs so...

    Hey Speff I'll have to send you some take offs so we can get the size right.

    Is there PM on this site?
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    Cutting in runs on the top of existing...

    Cutting in runs on the top of existing rectangular duct between small joists.
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    got any pics speff?

    got any pics speff?
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    My dad's bigger than your dad.

    My dad's bigger than your dad.
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    I'll check the brand on my take offs. The malco...

    I'll check the brand on my take offs. The malco bit works best on a high speed corded drill but it works fine on cordless too. I think that the bit holds up better on the corded drill just because...
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    Sounds good to me. How long before you bring it...

    Sounds good to me. How long before you bring it to market? :)
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    These are top takeoffs for round runs on...

    These are top takeoffs for round runs on rectangular duct. Many just use elbows instead of take offs. They are much more restrictive though. I cut them with snips.
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    No, but I mostly use just 3 sizes 6" 7" and 8"...

    No, but I mostly use just 3 sizes 6" 7" and 8" top take offs. I'd have to measure the oval size though. This one has racked my brain for a long time.
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    I'll take one. While you are at it could you...

    I'll take one.

    While you are at it could you also invent an oval hole cutter. You know like Malco's circle cutter only it cuts oval holes for top take offs. I'd buy one of them too! :)
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    It would be interesting to test systems with duct...

    It would be interesting to test systems with duct board and duct liner at different ages to see how much if any fiberglass is released into the air.
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    I was asking Voleye if he recommends replacing...

    I was asking Voleye if he recommends replacing duct liner too.
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    I love this boat too :) ...

    I love this boat too :)

    http://www.rcwire.com/images/riverboat.png
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    -Voleye- Duct liner too?

    -Voleye-

    Duct liner too?
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    I have installed power humidifiers in duct board...

    I have installed power humidifiers in duct board with no complaints. Never really thought about it though. Maybe that was an oops? I think if I were to do it now though I would also install UV to...
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    Is that the river boat at Disney Land?

    Is that the river boat at Disney Land?
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    The nay sayers would be proud of me. Today I...

    The nay sayers would be proud of me. Today I refused to reconnect the gas line to a catalytic heater that was installed in a bedroom.
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    This is why I keep stressing that these units be...

    This is why I keep stressing that these units be installed properly and serviced at least yearly. Just as with anything else proper maintenance is key and neglect is not the fault of the...
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