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    The generally accepted maximum is 300 ft per...

    The generally accepted maximum is 300 ft per minute face velocity for filter grills.

    That would mean 1 square foot per 300 cfm moved or 1-2/3 square feet for 500 cfm. That would be equal to 240...
  2. I read all 8 pages of this thread. My advice,...

    I read all 8 pages of this thread. My advice, first and foremost never-ever go back to work with this guy. One traffic stop could ruin your life, do not take the chance of that happening. Second go...
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    I was laid off as well and went to Lanier...

    I was laid off as well and went to Lanier Tech.(thanks to everyone that plays the lottery) I am now employed. Welcome to the site. I have learned lots from here.
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    Had one this week. Customer says "it's just not...

    Had one this week. Customer says "it's just not cooling very well, and my husband just changed the filter". Get up to the attic to find the louvered door on the bottom and the solid door on the top...
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    If you go with a submersible pump there will be a...

    If you go with a submersible pump there will be a motor starter in a small control box at the top of the well, they run about ~$50-$75. Always keep a spare on on hand. When you use your spare restock...
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    Lots of long days. This is the first time I have...

    Lots of long days. This is the first time I have even turned on the computer since I started.

    I should be in my own van by the end of next week. I will be the PM tech, drive the oldest van, and...
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    Get in a tech school HVAC program if you can....

    Get in a tech school HVAC program if you can. Learn what you can from books and from here.

    Here is a "cheat sheet" once you learn the theory this is a great help in troubleshooting.

    cheat sheet
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    Welcome to the site and good luck with school. I...

    Welcome to the site and good luck with school. I just finished tech school but luckily my tuition and books where covered by the "Hope Grant" (Lottery money). A big thank you to everyone that plays...
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    Get your post count up and apply for Professional...

    Get your post count up and apply for Professional Membership. You will get more help that way.
    Welcome and I hope we can be of assistance.
  10. Thread: 4 questions

    by Midlyph
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    I know "wiki" is not "real" but it was a quicky...

    I know "wiki" is not "real" but it was a quicky for the 3 post OP.:grin2:

    I did read my textbook and got an A in motors. Just didn't feel like typing a research paper.
    :cheers:
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    Schooling is always a good idea. I know I could...

    Schooling is always a good idea. I know I could not have even stuck my foot in the door without some legitimate education. Who is going to hire a fifty-something y.o. surveyor to work on ACs.
    If you...
  12. Thread: 4 questions

    by Midlyph
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    wikipedia AC_motor...

    wikipedia AC_motor
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    No longer unemployed

    I start my first (paid) job in the HVAC field next Thursday (6-16) I will be done with tech school on Wednesday as soon as I am done with that last final (math). I will be working for 4 Seasons...
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    ^^ what he said! I can only imagine any kind...

    ^^ what he said!

    I can only imagine any kind of coating being worse for heat transfer.
  15. I was riding with the service manager at my new...

    I was riding with the service manager at my new place of employment yesterday. Lennox condenser with the service valve on the liquid line side. I hooked up the gauges and cracked the service valve. I...
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    Not a seasoned tech (yet) but here is one....

    Not a seasoned tech (yet) but here is one.
    Always check 240v as two 120v. Leg to ground leg to ground not just leg to leg.

    While I was doing an externship we saw a disconnect breaker with one leg...
  17. I may have over simplified mine but I said, "To...

    I may have over simplified mine but I said, "To obtain an entry level service technician's position". I figure you can't get anywhere unless you can get started.
  18. Here is a link to the union in Atlanta. I didn't...

    Here is a link to the union in Atlanta. I didn't know about it myself so I googled it up for you.

    Union
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    Our local newspaper "The Gainesville Times"...

    Our local newspaper "The Gainesville Times" publishes the health dept. inspection scores in the Sunday paper, complete with comments and details. In this town, if you own or operate a restaurant, you...
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    This is a second career for me as well. From what...

    This is a second career for me as well. From what I can tell (opinion, you know what they say about those) you are being underpaid, and I am basing this on a couple of factors.

    I have just...
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    5throot, post #206 AMEN!!

    5throot, post #206

    AMEN!!
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    1982 ish Peavy T40 Bass, Peavy TNT-115 Combo Amp....

    1982 ish Peavy T40 Bass, Peavy TNT-115 Combo Amp. I play at church in our praise team. I also read sheet music, real music staff and notes.
  23. Article on centralized return-filter grill advantages?

    I am in the midst of writing a research paper for school. It's for an English class not an AC class, but I chose to write about ductwork.

    My personal opinion is that centralized returns are...
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    The technical college I am about to graduate...

    The technical college I am about to graduate from, puts you on an externship with a local company after your third quarter. You do one day a week for five weeks. After that you can continue if you...
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    After being in the civil...

    After being in the civil engineering/surveying/construction layout and site development field for 35 years (I am now 51), I am also having a mid-life "change of majors". Hence the phonetic spelling...
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    Done! You should have an e-mail.

    Done! You should have an e-mail.
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    I probably know you then, just can't figure out...

    I probably know you then, just can't figure out who you are. This will make my 15th post so I will try for pro membership now and I will get PMs as a bonus. Send me a PM when you get your post count...
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    mmair, which school did you just graduate from? I...

    mmair, which school did you just graduate from? I will graduate at the end of this quarter from Lanier Technical College.
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    Blue crabs, I miss them. Maryland was where I...

    Blue crabs, I miss them. Maryland was where I grew up, or spent my formative years anyway, I have never really grown up.;)
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    Pretty easy to tell, the technician should have a...

    Pretty easy to tell, the technician should have a nitrogen bottle hooked up to the lines when brazing.
  31. Thread: pork jawl

    by Midlyph
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    I don't know anything about DIY bacon but the...

    I don't know anything about DIY bacon but the pork jawl bacon that FoodLion sells is wonderful.
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    I love them but, how do you keep the juice from...

    I love them but, how do you keep the juice from running down your wrists and on to your elbows?
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    Find a local tech and ride along for a week. You...

    Find a local tech and ride along for a week. You will learn more than you could with a months worth of reading about it.

    My:.02:
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    Welcome I just joined recently myself. I think...

    Welcome
    I just joined recently myself. I think we will both finish school about the same time.
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    Warning!! student question ahead. What are the...

    Warning!! student question ahead.
    What are the two green things in the last picture?
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    This is my opinion and what works for me. The...

    This is my opinion and what works for me.
    The way I did "dual fuel" is a standard heat pump with auxiliary heat strips. Vent free gas logs in the fireplace and two gas space heaters. That way I have...
  37. Thread: pic test

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  38. Thread: pic test

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    testing full size picture (not a thumbnail)

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/michaelsopa/DSCF0003.jpg
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    Problem is most home owners don't know they "have...

    Problem is most home owners don't know they "have the virus".
  40. Thread: New Member

    by Midlyph
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    New Member

    New member 51 y.o. full time student. I will graduate after next quarter, June 2011. I am going to Lanier Tech here is Gainesville, Georgia.

    I should thank everyone that buys lottery tickets for...
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