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    We do not do a lot of boilers, But we do install...

    We do not do a lot of boilers, But we do install a valve between the boiler and expansion tank, BUT we open it and remove the handle, place the handle inside the burner compartment.
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    If they would have used the black flex, you might...

    If they would have used the black flex, you might not have seen it
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    I have used the Fieldpiece ATC1 and the ATC3 for...

    I have used the Fieldpiece ATC1 and the ATC3 for many years without any problems.
  4. I would pick a good contractor over picking brand...

    I would pick a good contractor over picking brand name of the furnace. I have seen the best furnaces installed wrong and totally useless. I have seen the cheapest furnace installed correctly and...
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    Fluke is very proud of their products. Too...

    Fluke is very proud of their products. Too proud, I have used all different kinds of meters in the past and will only use Field piece now. They are extremely durable.
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    We have used some of the "super seal" as a last...

    We have used some of the "super seal" as a last resort, unit is not worth leak checking, to get maybe a year out of. There is no sense in leak checking a 20+ year old unit that has a small leak. ...
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    loop is too hot. You should probably do pressure...

    loop is too hot. You should probably do pressure in and pressure out to make sure the pumps are actually pumping, if there is a broken shaft the pump will still show amperage but not be pumping. ...
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    Talked with our ICP service rep. I am told its...

    Talked with our ICP service rep. I am told its a Copeland vendor that uses a product as a rust inhibitor, that is clogging up the TXV's. I am also told its not just an ICP problem. That if its a...
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    We had one do that several years ago. It was an...

    We had one do that several years ago. It was an empty building, Luckily the building next door lost part of the roof and the local fire department had the gas shut off to nearby buildings as a...
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    Nice looking job. Climatemaster wants you to use...

    Nice looking job. Climatemaster wants you to use a hose kit from the geo to the pumps, Its already figured in the pump sizing. We have to use purple cleaner here to. It looks bad but that's...
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    tornado damage from the Xenia 1978 storm

    I wasn't sure where to post this picture I found while looking thru some of the pictures from the 40th anniversary of the tornado. But I wanted to post this picture when I saw it. I did not...
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    My luck the homeowner would say, Well its only a...

    My luck the homeowner would say, Well its only a year old, Its under warranty
    right?
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    I understand the complaint is with the...

    I understand the complaint is with the contractor, but if I had WF literature saying it had a 10 year p&L warranty then I would be dam sure to get a 10 year p&L with it.
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    Sadly there is a lot of homeowners being taken by...

    Sadly there is a lot of homeowners being taken by "contractors" using scare tactics, and condemning furnaces when they are not bad. IMO that's the bad side of running a tech on sales commission. ...
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    Several years ago we had a customer that was...

    Several years ago we had a customer that was starting into dementia. She called every two days like clockwork and said she had no heat. We would stop by and check it. Now checking it meant...
  16. Thread: Slum Lord

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    I would have suggested that the gas valve be...

    I would have suggested that the gas valve be replaced. If the landlord chose not to, I would have them sign the work order saying that it should be replaced and he is taking responsibility for it. ...
  17. Thread: Sales Tactic

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    You have to sell yourself, the brand on the box...

    You have to sell yourself, the brand on the box is nice. But there could be multiple dealers with the same name. Pictures before and after installs, Make sure to point out what seems normal to...
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    We had a similar situation this winter. The HSI...

    We had a similar situation this winter. The HSI would glow and not light 4 out of 6 times. Replaced the HSI and it still would not light. Took the burners out and cleaned them, (Propane) and it...
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    I know they are a tad expensive. But they break...

    I know they are a tad expensive. But they break in a day or two, waterproof, and a good solid boot. Redwings 2892 I think is the number. Around $130 but you can find them on sale. They last me...
  20. Thread: Manual J / D

    by voleye
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    ACCA has a manual on Manual J. That's how I...

    ACCA has a manual on Manual J. That's how I learned it. Well that and dad taught me. Its nice to learn the "science" behind it, but I do everything on a computer program now in minutes
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    We had three of these hanging Chrysler Airtemps...

    We had three of these hanging Chrysler Airtemps in a bowling alley. Unfortunately it closed last year. But they are still there.
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    White Rodgers Duel fuel question

    We have a heat pump installed last year with propane backup. We have been using the WR touchscreen 1f95-1277 with an outdoor sensor for the balance point to control the system. The balance point...
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    I had no idea that's what those doors were for....

    I had no idea that's what those doors were for....
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    #12 charge it with frezone until its "beer can...

    #12 charge it with frezone until its "beer can cold"
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    I found one of these at the beginning of spring, ...

    I found one of these at the beginning of spring, This customer had pined the bush to the concrete because it looked bad from the pool. Had a blast trying to wash the condenser, and of course the...
  26. We are not allowed to use the flex connectors...

    We are not allowed to use the flex connectors like that either, We can use flex pipe, but the local inspector wants to see at least 3 feet of black iron pipe on the furnace.
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    I have done that in a pinch to get a unit...

    I have done that in a pinch to get a unit running, But never left it like that.
  28. Thread: top 5 brands

    by voleye
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    ICP ClimateMaster anything but trane ...

    ICP
    ClimateMaster
    anything but trane
    anything but american standard
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    Poll: Yes I did bump the airflow up to 550 CFM per...

    Yes I did bump the airflow up to 550 CFM per ton. It helped a little, but the first stage really dries the house out, I'm not complaining. I don't mind having to add a little humidity to the...
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    Poll: We have the same thing all the time here. If Im...

    We have the same thing all the time here. If Im using electric as the back up I like to size the first stage to do as close to 100% of the cooling load, and try to get the second stage as close to...
  31. A cure for the dog peeing on the condensing unit?

    383981383991
  32. When you look at natural gas prices you have to...

    When you look at natural gas prices you have to look at the future of it. Not just todays price. Who thinks that gas will actually go down in price from here?
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    I have seen them cut and twisted back together,...

    I have seen them cut and twisted back together, but not like that
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    If that was one of those York camo painted units...

    If that was one of those York camo painted units you would never see it
  35. Thread: #10 fuse?

    by voleye
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    #10 fuse?

    Pulled the disconnect out and sit it aside. Didnt pay attention to it untill picking it back up to put it back in.
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    Here is the thing. If you put 20 HVAC...

    Here is the thing. If you put 20 HVAC contactors in a room and ask whats the best brand name, You might get 10 different names. Some people like Trane, because thats what they sell or use, Some...
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    I went back today just to check the machine out...

    I went back today just to check the machine out and make sure everything is ok. Talked to one of the trustees about the machine, water quality and operation. Sold them a brand new Manitowac...
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    I went back today. Turns out I took a short cut...

    I went back today. Turns out I took a short cut that I should not have. I did change the water filter two weeks ago (Memorial Day actually). So I thought without checking water flow that it was...
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    Scottsman CME456

    The machine is water cooled. We found the first time out there that they had plugged in a small freezer on the same outlet, We removed that and put the machine on a circut of its own.

    When the...
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    Yes its worth it. This is the third summer since...

    Yes its worth it. This is the third summer since I installed mine. I was dealing with a heat pump with oil back up in south western Ohio. Im using 18% less electric and not filling a 275 gallon...
  41. Thread: Instal of Kerr

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    She whistles a little when she runs

    She whistles a little when she runs
  42. TxTurbo is right I had a 2.5 ton one stage...

    TxTurbo is right

    I had a 2.5 ton one stage cooling, heat pump/fuel oil system and installed a 3 ton Climatemaster last fall. I was keeping the stat on 68 to keep the humidity down to 48 to 52%....
  43. Thread: Easy service

    by voleye
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    I don get it. I understand thats not the way...

    I don get it. I understand thats not the way 99.9% of us would put it in. But grab a ladder and jump up there and work on them. The little giant ladders we use are perfect for setting them up on...
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    I like to poke a fork into the steaks several...

    I like to poke a fork into the steaks several times. Then cover the bottom of a pan with Jack Daniels. Let them sit in the fridge for 30 minutes and flip them for another 30 minutes. Fire the...
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    I love those new York camo units.

    I love those new York camo units.
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    They're revenue generators for the government. ...

    They're revenue generators for the government. Thats all they are.

    I got my picture taken in my company truck. (its owned by me but licensed by the company). It was my own fault, I tried to...
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    You can size the geo unit to heat the entire...

    You can size the geo unit to heat the entire house without a backup source. We size the geo to heat around 97% of the time and the backup around 3%. What you have to look at is the extra cost of...
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    we have a 50 pounder we have been using for over...

    we have a 50 pounder we have been using for over 10 years now and it still has 35-40 pounds still in it.
  49. Why not line the inside with asbestos? pretty...

    Why not line the inside with asbestos? pretty much the same thing. Do a search for fiberglass insualtion litigation. Rip it out and put metal with insulation on the outside if it needs insualted.
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    I love sweet cornbread. This is the best I have...

    I love sweet cornbread. This is the best I have made. I did have to cook it for 30 minutes.

    SWEET CORN BREAD

    1 c. cornmeal
    2 c. flour
    1 tbsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 1/2 c....
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