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    have him get the installer back out and fix the...

    have him get the installer back out and fix the mess it appears he made of the drain.
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    I think docholiday gave you some good insight....

    I think docholiday gave you some good insight. Bonus rooms are a proverbial "b**ch". You have a heavy load from the roof line, and the knee walls as mentioned.

    I would be willing to help you out...
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    Owner did not want them anyway, the buildings in...

    Owner did not want them anyway, the buildings in discussion are two College dormitories at the State University.

    BTW, curiousgirl, how did everything turn out??

    Regards
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    I appreciate your comments,I am not trying to...

    I appreciate your comments,I am not trying to stir up anything, just giving my point. I personally thing the inspector is off his rocker.

    [Edited by biscuitnt on 03-06-2006 at 07:14 AM]
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    As a engineer (yeah, I know you guys hate that...

    As a engineer (yeah, I know you guys hate that word), I deal with Inspectors on a regular basis. I must say most are pretty sharp and know the applicable codes. However many are not and can be a real...
  6. I must say that Payson has got to get the worst...

    I must say that Payson has got to get the worst of commercial s*it installs I have ever seen.

    I show some of the contractors some of his pics just to let them know how good they have it.
    ...
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    Not enough clearance around coil for air flow....

    Not enough clearance around coil for air flow. This should void manufacturers warranty. :)

    I can not believe someone would put a cu/hp in those locations. Absolutely amazing!, Hell , I had rather...
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    Here is the link for information...

    Here is the link for information "http://www.fujitsugeneral.com/wallmounted.htm"
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    yep, I got that resolved as well ( I hope). My...

    yep, I got that resolved as well ( I hope). My scale is not accurate enought to do the tenths of a pound to a degree I feel comfortable with though. My brother will be coming by this next weekend on...
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    Well, I got it fixed. After the second guy stood...

    Well, I got it fixed. After the second guy stood me up, I decided I was going to pull the cover off the evap coil and have a look to see if it too was freezing. Pulled the cover off and wham, the fan...
  11. Thread: AUTO AC

    by biscuitnt
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    I started to make a smart assed remark about the...

    I started to make a smart assed remark about the install quality of the unit and genset, but it occured to me that the vehicle may be the owners home! Could be the best he could/can do?


    Regards
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    Thanks for the reply,I figured 1/2 lb. was too...

    Thanks for the reply,I figured 1/2 lb. was too much, especially since it was cooling most of the time before. I feel like it is way overcharged right now. I have another person, someone who is...
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    I got a whirlpool refrigerator side by side model...

    I got a whirlpool refrigerator side by side model ED25RFXFB00 that has been periodically giving trouble for the last month.

    Opened the fridge one day and it seemed to be about room temp; opened...
  14. I think this was a typo? I believe aircooled...

    I think this was a typo? I believe aircooled mean to say he "wouldn't" recommend flex due to the varmits!.

    If not, I apologize in advance to aircooled53.

    regards
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    It wont hurt anything, but makes absolutely no...

    It wont hurt anything, but makes absolutely no sense. I must assume the space was either too hot or too cold depending on season adn it was easier to branch off the upstairs system to add a diffuser....
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    For me personally, I need more info. Is this a...

    For me personally, I need more info.

    Is this a commercial application, what was the heater you replaced, and is there a pump in line on this?

    this sounds almost like a bogus setup for a heating...
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    damn, looks like the cold and hot copper lines...

    damn, looks like the cold and hot copper lines are cut. whats up with that? Also looks like the thinwall copper in front of the heater is leaking at a fitting at the beam above.

    Amazing,
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    Your question is: "Who designs these Phoenix...

    Your question is: "Who designs these Phoenix rooftops?"


    My answer is: Someone who will never-ever have to climb his ass up there! :)


    Regards

    David Graves
  19. Well, I cant speak of service, but I can say from...

    Well, I cant speak of service, but I can say from a engineers point of view that "there is no way my fat ass is going up on that roof even for a inspection"!

    I also agree, I would not really...
  20. Amen to that

    Amen to that
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    I figure that the day I think I know everything...

    I figure that the day I think I know everything about Mechanical Engineering, I better find something else to do, as I wont be woth crap to anyone from that day forward.
    You will never quit...
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    I was somewhat being a smart-a** in my first...

    I was somewhat being a smart-a** in my first reply.

    From the hip and very quickly, here is my answer.


    The compressor compresses the refrigerant gas. This raises the pressure of the...
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    My guess is to "Compress"? I give up! Regards

    My guess is to "Compress"? I give up!

    Regards
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    I am not going to beat this one to death,...

    I am not going to beat this one to death, take-offs are cheap, go ahead and give it a shot, it wont hurt anything. You could also try installing some manual volume dampers in the other ducts coming...
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    I understand the idea of thinking, but he is...

    I understand the idea of thinking, but he is still just running it through a 8" diameter duct from the take-off attached to the plenum.

    I doubt he will notice any increase in airflow worth the...
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    Sorry guys, I am with Dash, I just dont get it?

    Sorry guys, I am with Dash, I just dont get it?
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    Sorry for the previous post, my spelling and/or...

    Sorry for the previous post, my spelling and/or typing must have had a brain fart or something.
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    Sounds like one of those conversion kits with the...

    Sounds like one of those conversion kits with the fittings to change out from 12 - 134A. If thats the case, the gauge will probalby just have a blue,greeen, and red section.the directions will give...
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    I looked at a McQuay mini-split on Friday at a...

    I looked at a McQuay mini-split on Friday at a representatives lucheon. I like the looks of the unit and from what they say will be less expensive than the Mitsubishi.

    Dont get me wrong, but I...
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    Yep, thats the way I read his post. "ft3 per...

    Yep, thats the way I read his post. "ft3 per minute" and that is cubic feet per minute.

    Regards
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    That is CFM readings; FT to the third power is...

    That is CFM readings; FT to the third power is the same thing as cubic feet per minute. (ft3 per min. = CFM) if I read your post correctly.

    Regards
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    I vote for chiller not unloading properly. Or...

    I vote for chiller not unloading properly. Or possibly, not loading properly, flip a coin and go with it.
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    If he only mentioned one, i suspect its has some...

    If he only mentioned one, i suspect its has some damage and thats the only fault found by the inspector. Its not a big deal to replace if its accessable, which i assume it is since he mentioned it....
  34. Thread: Newbie

    by biscuitnt
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    I think the HVAC service industry is like the...

    I think the HVAC service industry is like the Engineering field. (The second you think you know everything there is to know, its time to find something else to do for a living.)
    If you are hiring...
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    Please hire a Mechanical Engineering Firm for the...

    Please hire a Mechanical Engineering Firm for the mechanical system design of this home. You will only be disappointed in the long run if you dont, pay out the butt for operating costs.

    On the...
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    Have a beer or 12 like I do and everything makes...

    Have a beer or 12 like I do and everything makes sense! :)

    Regards and have a great day,
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    I replaced the contactor on my neighbors unit,...

    I replaced the contactor on my neighbors unit, its perfectly fine.

    It was my unit that tripped the breaker when I was braggin on it never giving any trouble.

    Regards
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    Hmmmmm I give up... why?

    Hmmmmm I give up... why?
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    Still curious as to why that darn breaker tripped...

    Still curious as to why that darn breaker tripped though,

    Hoping was a thermal trip. heat Index was over 100 yesterday here and is expected to be 109 degrees heat index today.

    I wish someone...
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    Not a real problem, "I HOPE!" but last night I...

    Not a real problem, "I HOPE!" but last night I replaced the contactor on the condensing unit for my neighbor. (Tempstar 3.5 ton, circa 1999) the compressor cycled, but the fan would not shut down on...
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    Damn, what was I thinking all this time, the...

    Damn,

    what was I thinking all this time, the solution is/could-be obvious.
    Call a service tech and have him check the refrigerant level in your system. Make sure you dont let him check for leaks,...
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    Southern Hospitality is great toward "Yankees";...

    Southern Hospitality is great toward "Yankees"; We know that if they are living here, they at the very least have some degree of intelligence to Migrate south :).

    Hell I might even offer a yankee...
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    i never would have thunk it!

    i never would have thunk it!
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    I am from Mississippi and as a result, I am not...

    I am from Mississippi and as a result, I am not familiar with the "klackenbocker" deivce you speak of. Thus I can not discount nor approve your theory.

    I anxious to see what the root cause of the...
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    I believe your home has been tele-ported to the...

    I believe your home has been tele-ported to the artic regions. Hence frost on the big copper line thingy. Dont let anyone here fool you, this is now perfectly normat for your situation. The easiest...
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    I offer drinks and something to eat if I am...

    I offer drinks and something to eat if I am around and its close to a usual meal time to any contractors at my residence; providing that I am there.

    It is rare that I am there, but in...
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    I think what he means by the fresh being...

    I think what he means by the fresh being introduced is keep the unit from short cycling and not having time to remove any moisture. the outside air will be humid but the larger unit will dry it out,...
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    Yep, you are right, rule of thumb is always the...

    Yep, you are right, rule of thumb is always the best way to go. You will never get into trouble that way.

    Thanks for the info. I didnt know that 132 sq. ft. rule. I will be sure to add it to my...
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    Dash, you are correct in your assumption that...

    Dash, you are correct in your assumption that engineers tend to oversize a little.

    Being a engineer, I feel this comes from most all of our work is large commercial, with heavy internal loads.
    ...
  50. bbk, To answer your question, No, I am not...

    bbk,

    To answer your question, No, I am not going to pay the price difference between the flex and hard-duct.

    The homeowner certainly will, either now or later on; but he will pay; and if later...
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