Search:

Type: Posts; User: mlo1

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    18
    Views
    4,102

    I dug two post holes 3' apart and poured two sono...

    I dug two post holes 3' apart and poured two sono tubes. Each was fitted with rebar and a wet-set saddle bracket to hold a 4"x6". Two 3' sections of 4"x6" were then bolted to the saddle brackets. A...
  2. Replies
    5
    Views
    13,904

    You could cover it with a sheetstock or panels...

    You could cover it with a sheetstock or panels and fill with blown cellulose. Depending on the beam spacing you could build a "framed grid" for the panels to be supported with. Often the panels can...
  3. Replies
    1
    Views
    394

    A coil configuration...

    Current A-coil has the refrigerant lines routed through the cabinet on it's lower left side. Can a replacement A-coil be purchased with the lines formed to exit the cabinet on it's lower right side?...
  4. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,757

    Insulation is to be cellulose. I do not know the...

    Insulation is to be cellulose. I do not know the techs rationale for measuring in fpm, but I did specifically ask them to balance the duct system via the installed dampers before insulation was...
  5. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,757

    There is two places where I believe turning vanes...

    There is two places where I believe turning vanes could be added. One is directly below the AH where it empties into an 8x20 trunk in the crawl. One side of that trunk turns 180 up to the upper story...
  6. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,757

    The tech just stated SP was .63. I asked "is that...

    The tech just stated SP was .63. I asked "is that with the 5" media filter?", he stated it was. Did not actually use the term "total static". Would he typically be referencing it if it was not total...
  7. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,757

    Glad I checked as I found the blower setting...

    Glad I checked as I found the blower setting different than I thought I was told. The dip switch settings matched against the chart show 1625. The AH is a 4 ton. SP measures .63 with media filter.
  8. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,757

    Ooops, I do believe I set Tinner and everyone up....

    Ooops, I do believe I set Tinner and everyone up. I am sure it was feet per minute.

    Thanks beenthere
  9. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,757

    It has been and all appears well. 90% is what the...

    It has been and all appears well. 90% is what the techs were talking for optimum also.

    Thanks for the reinforcement!
  10. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,757

    Thank you tinner! Do you see a need to have...

    Thank you tinner!

    Do you see a need to have them re-test after a blower adjust for system critique?

    Does the methodology the techs used for balance indication seem accurate enough?

    My...
  11. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,757

    What does that mean...how could that be? Wrong...

    What does that mean...how could that be?

    Wrong setting...Larger AH than being told?

    or I am just being sloooow here and you mean to backer-down?
  12. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,757

    I may have the AH and HP sizes reversed. One is...

    I may have the AH and HP sizes reversed. One is rated as 3.5 tons and one is rated 4 tons. The tech specifically told me he changed the setting at the AH to 1850, I believe from 1400.

    The listed...
  13. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,757

    System flow balance...

    3.5 ton downdraft @ 1850 feeding 9 registers on the first story and 6 on second story. The second story maximum fpm values tested @ 672,667,654,645,665,644. The first story maximum fpm values tested...
  14. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,395

    That seems to be a no brainer...fallow a straight...

    That seems to be a no brainer...fallow a straight path from the AH to the HP. A casing installed through the slab will cost a little but quite easy.
  15. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,263

    haawill, I have seen nearly exact what you are...

    haawill, I have seen nearly exact what you are describing performed. I was a little stumped as to what exactly the units were until reading your post. It was a high-end remodel of a mid-century style...
  16. Replies
    58
    Views
    2,870

    Anne of Green Gables Mr. Blandings builds his...

    Anne of Green Gables
    Mr. Blandings builds his dream house
  17. Replies
    51
    Views
    3,062

    Mr. H.I. is a supposed non-trade proffesional...

    Mr. H.I. is a supposed non-trade proffesional (DIY) asking for advice to impersonate a trade proffesional (for a fee). Paying for the info on a ride along basis or joint trade basis is apparently not...
  18. Replies
    7
    Views
    710

    http://www.penray.com/managex/index.asp?x=313&y=31...

    http://www.penray.com/managex/index.asp?x=313&y=319&articlesource=319&navID=power
  19. Thread: spark plugs

    by mlo1
    Replies
    16
    Views
    1,243

    Autolite copper core cheapies are still the best...

    Autolite copper core cheapies are still the best value in a over the counter plug. AC's have been farmed out and de-specced for several years now. Beru from Germany makes a silver core plug that is...
  20. Thread: drum brakes

    by mlo1
    Replies
    37
    Views
    2,213

    silicone grease

    silicone grease
  21. Thread: drum brakes

    by mlo1
    Replies
    37
    Views
    2,213

    GM's return to drum rear brakes on selected...

    GM's return to drum rear brakes on selected trucks is based on several things. Most notably is the fact the low quality steel the rotors are made from does not hold up to the de-icer's. For hauling...
  22. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,618

    With todays low voc belended pump fuels the...

    With todays low voc belended pump fuels the distilation curves are completely wrong for throttle response and making power. Aside from purchasing private label sealed cans of properly blended fuels...
  23. You do not need a seperate checking account for a...

    You do not need a seperate checking account for a sole proprietorship. Most people working at banks today have absolutely no working knowledge of such details. I would pull the account and go to a...
  24. Replies
    9
    Views
    656

    Generally speaking what you have said is not...

    Generally speaking what you have said is not accurate. Octane levels of regulated fuel station pump fuels have no influence over combustion temperature.

    Our cars "fuel rate" and "octane levels"...
  25. Replies
    54
    Views
    3,451

    We will add your family to our prayers.

    We will add your family to our prayers.
  26. Thread: Do it yourselfers

    by mlo1
    Replies
    49
    Views
    4,054

    I believe many HO's go looking for information...

    I believe many HO's go looking for information about thier HVAC because they are either frustrated about conflicting advice or have been dealt with in a less than proffesional manner in the past and...
  27. Thread: Hydroelectric?

    by mlo1
    Replies
    12
    Views
    1,275

    Cool. So, they have their own waterfall inside,...

    Cool. So, they have their own waterfall inside, to self generate their own power? That's nifty.
  28. Replies
    9
    Views
    964

    The building codes clearly perscribe several...

    The building codes clearly perscribe several methods of treating the crawl space. While "venting" it is the easiest and cheapest, the code also outlines the option of making it a "conditioned" space....
  29. Replies
    28
    Views
    2,190

    :eek:

    :eek:
  30. Replies
    28
    Views
    2,190

    Part of the premise for my philosophy is that...

    Part of the premise for my philosophy is that pricing in general is going to increasingly become more available to a savy public at large. Entities that do not produce are increasingly being done...
  31. Replies
    28
    Views
    2,190

    I really believe this can be marketed to the...

    I really believe this can be marketed to the consumer as a positive. The net result should not change the bottom line. I do think this kind of structure will only work if the said business...
  32. Replies
    28
    Views
    2,190

    This is a direct result of the changing...

    This is a direct result of the changing marketplace. With the huge national chains like Home Despot and Blowes creating aliances to sell only specific brands and quality levels, it has left large...
  33. Replies
    3
    Views
    708

    Thank you beenthere It was late last night...

    Thank you beenthere

    It was late last night when i posted the photos (major deal for me) and I was not entirely cohearant.

    Biggest concern seems to be the ability for all returns to be utilized...
  34. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,324

    The desire to not come off the bottom was to not...

    The desire to not come off the bottom was to not have an insulated duct splitting the available crawl space. Early on in the crawl at the access hatch this is critical in-order to get anywhere. The...
  35. Replies
    3
    Views
    708

    Air handler supply and return ducting...

    Here is what the techs will be dealing with next. The photo below shows the upstairs 12" supply on the far left, seperate ducted 8" MstBR return in the middle and 12" upstairs return on the right....
  36. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,324

    brian in mass, Thank you for your time...I wish...

    brian in mass, Thank you for your time...I wish you were one of the techs I had contacted. You certainly sound like someone whom I would have been glad to pay to perform the job. My reality was that...
  37. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,324

    The floor joist are 2x8's (7-1/4") and the...

    The floor joist are 2x8's (7-1/4") and the girders are 6x8's. The girders run every 10' the length of the structure. The rat slab (2" of concrete) in the crawl is not level as the ground is hard pan...
  38. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,324

    Thank you tinknocker...The compliment means...

    Thank you tinknocker...The compliment means something coming from you guy's. It has been slow and certainly it has come at a cost. The techs have been great in embracing the fact I want it done as...
  39. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,324

    No turning vanes in the elbow. The 12"/10"...

    No turning vanes in the elbow.

    The 12"/10" round trunk after the 8x20 90 runs the length of the home, near 30'.

    The techs will be back in a few days. Should I entertain the thought of asking...
  40. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,324

    Thank you beenthere. I had been advised before...

    Thank you beenthere.

    I had been advised before it was a bad idea and you are confirming it.

    The plan was to basically mount the TTO and run the 8" up into a joist cavity. It would be capped and...
  41. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,324

    Take-off in rec duct...

    Here is a photo showing the end of the 8x20 before going to 12" round. Some of you who fallowed my "sleigh in the 8x20" thread may remember I was trying to locate take-offs under the rec duct (going...
  42. Replies
    93
    Views
    5,477

    I completely agree. Both my newer D-maxes have...

    I completely agree. Both my newer D-maxes have been let-downs.
  43. Replies
    93
    Views
    5,477

    1994 Chevy 3/4ton x-cab 4x4 454 115K 1999 Chevy...

    1994 Chevy 3/4ton x-cab 4x4 454 115K
    1999 Chevy Tahoe 130K
    2003 GMC Dmax 2500 x-cab 4x4 130K
    2005 GMC Dmax 3500 crew cab 4x4 42K
  44. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,924

    Agreed...certainly could be. I was just trying to...

    Agreed...certainly could be. I was just trying to illustrate there are many ways to structure a buyout. This especially applies to small businesses where most of the time you are haggling over blue...
  45. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,924

    180K based off a pro-rated performance clause of...

    180K based off a pro-rated performance clause of 600K, and the owner stays on board for a year for clean-up. :)
  46. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,924

    I am currently consulting with a CPA who...

    I am currently consulting with a CPA who specializes in small business transactions for a similiar possibility.

    There are many fundamentals that go into coming up with a price. At that point you...
  47. Replies
    67
    Views
    4,069

    The problem is multi faceted concerning todays...

    The problem is multi faceted concerning todays youth. But the funding of education is nothing more than a money grab using the kids as poster children.

    This is an enormous problem that most...
  48. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,795

    Thanks tinknocker, and to all who have added to...

    Thanks tinknocker, and to all who have added to this discussion.

    The techs seem to be keen on the "sleigh", simply for a clean and less intrusive install. They admittedly are unsure of any...
  49. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,795

    Ok...ogee is shaped like an "S", sort-of. Where...

    Ok...ogee is shaped like an "S", sort-of. Where would this referenced fitting go?

    I was at first thinking you may be refering to an "upside down Y" which would be located under the AH. Basically...
  50. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,795

    Yes, certainly under is under. The AH cannot...

    Yes, certainly under is under.

    The AH cannot be moved so any lateral off-set of the trunk away from the girder, would have to be corrected back. While a small lateral off-set could be done, you...
Results 1 to 50 of 196
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event