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    TABB but don't hold me to it

    TABB but don't hold me to it
  2. I like how they camouflaged the linesets with...

    I like how they camouflaged the linesets with silver duct tape to match the siding, a real hack wouldn't have cared what color duct tape he used. I:whistle:
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    Prokup has a good little book that I came across...

    Prokup has a good little book that I came across if your looking to jump right into a gas furnace.



    http://prokupmedia.com/ Gas Heating Repair Guide - Hot Surface & Spark Ignition - Electrical...
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    Somebody should use the installation guide before...

    Somebody should use the installation guide before it catches on fire. Love the supply plenum, I hear round corners are the new in thing. I wonder if they paid extra for the fancy flue hanger stitch...
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    I love my Kirby, gave up on the cr*ppy stuff...

    I love my Kirby, gave up on the cr*ppy stuff sears had and bought a used one for $50 bucks. It's 30+ years old, ugly and sucks up everything. Gonna look for a second one for the down stairs cause...
  6. Thread: Used furnaces

    by Vinster
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    I guess it would depend. But you would...

    I guess it would depend. But you would differently have to define the term installed. To me it would be all tied in and connected, then pay up. If it doesn't fire up then that would be a service...
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    I use my magnetic screw tray, plop on there and...

    I use my magnetic screw tray, plop on there and done, doubles as a clip and screw holder to because every time I put something down it seems to roll away
  8. The house was built in 2000 so I'm assuming the...

    The house was built in 2000 so I'm assuming the units are 14 yo, they are not dinosaurs by any means but they are no spring chicken either. If it was a quality install to begin with you should get at...
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    I think it would have to be way over 20+ years...

    I think it would have to be way over 20+ years old for it to be asbestos.
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    3X I perfer hard pipe also. ACFIXR, how are...

    3X I perfer hard pipe also.

    ACFIXR, how are you hanging your spiral, I noticed you ran strut down the inside with rod going thru, is some other trade attaching to you duct?
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    johnstone supply doesn't carry 1/2" acoustical...

    johnstone supply doesn't carry 1/2" acoustical liner?
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    I personally like to put them on opposite sides...

    I personally like to put them on opposite sides of the room. However, at a seminar I attended a couple of years ago the topic came up about return grille location. Everyone in the room pretty much...
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    It depends on what stage the roof is at. If it's...

    It depends on what stage the roof is at. If it's new construction and just decking I'll use a demo saw or sawzall depending on how many and how big. If it's an existing roof I'll work with roofer,...
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    Well, as someone who does mostly what your...

    Well, as someone who does mostly what your describing but in the commercial realm, I'm used to working from designed systems by an engineers specs. As a residential contractor I wouldn't mind one way...
  15. Thread: callbacks

    by Vinster
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    What about putting a little sticker on the unit...

    What about putting a little sticker on the unit like they do with computers, so if they go into it they have to break the sticker to gain access. If you let them know it's there and if it's broken...
  16. I don't think anyone can really give you an...

    I don't think anyone can really give you an answer without knowing the size of the room, the windows sizes in it, R-Value of the walls and ceiling etc. Sorry I can't be more helpful but it's a...
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    Is there a big temperature difference between the...

    Is there a big temperature difference between the upstairs and down stairs? has the air flow always been like that?

    It could be a lot of things even something as crazy as the upstairs being sized...
  18. It would increase the velocity.

    It would increase the velocity.
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    you can make a counter offer. They are probably...

    you can make a counter offer. They are probably expecting you to.
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    Like CircusEnvy said, I have seen 3 or 4 guys...

    Like CircusEnvy said, I have seen 3 or 4 guys come out of Lincon Tech and they were all kind of clueless, they did go heavy on the electrical end thou. I forgot what the one kid told me he paid maybe...
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    Pretty much the way durodyno showed it. Fold up...

    Pretty much the way durodyno showed it. Fold up the excess canvas and staple it. seal up any holes from the inside with some duct sealer, you don't have to crazy with it, the holes should be small
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    Did it start getting cold where you are yet? The...

    Did it start getting cold where you are yet? The work load hits a low when the weather gets nice(the summer\fall & spring\winter). But when the first cold snap will kick it in again.
  23. Sounds pretty interesting, I'm always interested...

    Sounds pretty interesting, I'm always interested in giving the most bang for a buck, but it didn't really say how to rectify the situation. Is the HVAC system delivering a poor percentage of the...
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    Focus on doing it right first. The speed will...

    Focus on doing it right first. The speed will come Grasshopper it will come with expereince
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    I never heard of a tuck cheek elbow but the...

    I never heard of a tuck cheek elbow but the terminology differs from region to region, but I'd imagine it's a drop cheek elbow. I call radius offsets ogee's and some people never heard of them...
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    Put it on your resume when your shopping it...

    Put it on your resume when your shopping it around. They are the engineer's bible... Plus SMACNA but ASHRAE is what they reference.
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    I do design work, I got into while working my...

    I do design work, I got into while working my way thru college in the Commercial HAVC industry. My major was computer science, I picked up CAD pretty easily and when the office found out I knew CAD...
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    OK, Let me rephrase my question, I was in a rush...

    OK, Let me rephrase my question, I was in a rush this morning when I posted it. I want to take my NATE core exam so I went out and bought the book "Dewalt HAVC technician exam guide" which gives a...
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    dewalt study guide for NATE

    How is Dewalts core 50 question pratice test compare to the real thing? Is it a good gauge for success?
    thanks
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    great, now the're going to want do a background...

    great, now the're going to want do a background checkon me when I to buy a utility knife. Better stock up now
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    Eastman, I think HVAC_HUSKER is trying to get the...

    Eastman, I think HVAC_HUSKER is trying to get the point across that until a load calc is done, anybody who is telling you anything without one is just guessing. You need to know what the heating and...
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    Your # 1 is hands down first choice. #2 is your...

    Your # 1 is hands down first choice. #2 is your number 3, Your second option works, but they always seems to be installed wrong, a lot of slack, turns and slopes ing the runs not to mention always...
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    ^^^bump^^^
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    For hardwood floors I drill out the corners with...

    For hardwood floors I drill out the corners with 3/8" drill bit, then use a small skil saw and finish it off with a sawzall to make sure there are no over cuts.
  35. Thread: High gas bill

    by Vinster
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    when was your home built? If it's an old home it...

    when was your home built? If it's an old home it may not even have insulation in the walls.
  36. Thread: 90% furnaces

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    eliminating leaky uninsulated duct systems...

    eliminating leaky uninsulated duct systems wouldn't hurt either
  37. Thread: Hvac licensing

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    Do they even have a test setup for a business...

    Do they even have a test setup for a business license yet? Especailly for those people in bussiness for less then 2 years
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    It's a temporary fix. It's not going to drive...

    It's a temporary fix. It's not going to drive down the price of oil, the price of oil is set by the commodities exchange and the speculators making the money off it.
    "If there were no speculation...
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    the only time anything is too late is when...

    the only time anything is too late is when they're hammering the nails in your coffin lid
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    You should probably go to an engineering forum....

    You should probably go to an engineering forum. Try http://www.eng-tips.com I'd go the route of the least blades in the airflow and for the handle mounting location, I have seen them positioned in...
  41. Thread: Alan in Brazil

    by Vinster
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    What beach are you on? I was in Ilhabela a...

    What beach are you on? I was in Ilhabela a little over a year ago.
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    yea, I do it every year. If you need them to make...

    yea, I do it every year. If you need them to make money....
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    Your looking at the algebra level.

    Your looking at the algebra level.
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    I just did a search yesterday on here. I was...

    I just did a search yesterday on here. I was checking out the Flukes but they seemed to be on the very high end of the market
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    yeah, a time line is ridiculous. some people...

    yeah, a time line is ridiculous. some people pick up things a lot quicker the others. Saying you have 10yrs exp. means nothing if you are a lazy, unmotivated dumb*ss. On the other hand if your the...
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    you want to try and keep a ratio of 4:1 optimal,...

    you want to try and keep a ratio of 4:1 optimal, 3:1 is good, 2:1 is :( but, sometimes you have to do what you have to do with the space your working with. Seems there is never enough space, but in...
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    I understand what your talking about with the...

    I understand what your talking about with the negativity maybe they think your taking it lightly. I personally know of quite a few that make a very comfortable living with there bussiness and some...
  48. "I'm tired of Bronco Bama and Mittens Romney." 4...

    "I'm tired of Bronco Bama and Mittens Romney." 4 yr old little girl....... I had to agree with the kid
  49. "Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political...

    "Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." Pat...
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    I've seen the hacky type guys out there your...

    I've seen the hacky type guys out there your talking about too. It's a matter of a dishonest personality taking advantage of a clueless homeowner is not knowledgable about the subject. I guess when...
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