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    The important question is what seer is it?

    The important question is what seer is it?
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    If I had the money this would definitely be a...

    If I had the money this would definitely be a project I would like to get someone else to do. Don't think I'm going to have any problems doing the actual work but wanted to see if anyone else has...
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    Well Pitless Adapter Repair?

    Yesterday I found my well has a large leak near the pitless adapter about 4' down my 6" drilled well. It's they type where the pipe side slides onto the adapter where the pipe exits the well. Second...
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    Personality Type

    Not that it's anything more then a fun broad brushstroke of someone's personality, has anyone else taken the Myers Briggs MBTI personality test? Pretty interesting way to weigh/analyze something as...
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    More likely, when are you guys opening a shop in...

    More likely, when are you guys opening a shop in Richmond, VA :)
  6. Figure out how and why everything you come across...

    Figure out how and why everything you come across works :)
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    This. I make sure the coil is clean though. If I...

    This. I make sure the coil is clean though. If I know the customer is difficult and it's really bad I will clean some out.
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    Worked on an inside unit one time that had a...

    Worked on an inside unit one time that had a light switch as the disconnect. It was around 1 am after working from 7:30 am. Bad fan capacitor, flipped the switch, grabbed ahold of it and got a lot...
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    Think part of the problem is no one is actually...

    Think part of the problem is no one is actually showing why/how what they are saying is backed up by physics or science. From what's been said what you and ed are saying is not any more backed then...
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    What do you mean by entrain the warm air?

    What do you mean by entrain the warm air?
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    By adding return air to that room or adding...

    By adding return air to that room or adding return air in general? Like I was saying earlier some apartment complexes have the air handler in a small closet with the return wide open and the whole...
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    Good thread because this actually does go against...

    Good thread because this actually does go against what I thought. My understanding is A/C is not about adding cool but removing heat and moving it to a place where it doesn't matter. That's why...
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    The return itself wouldn't effect where air...

    The return itself wouldn't effect where air travels but warm air does rise naturally on it's own so it's not crazy to think there is warmer air higher. The supply vents should be mixing the air I...
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    It doesn't offend me because I've never told...

    It doesn't offend me because I've never told anyone to do it. I've just told them to stop blocking one if they have a restrictive return duct. Never really thought about it before but in the winter...
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    Almost all houses here have one central return,...

    Almost all houses here have one central return, sometimes a high and a low (they block one off based on the season), and only older homes have multiple returns. Some are all metal too like you asked...
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    That ain't workin', that's the way you do it

    That ain't workin', that's the way you do it
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    Not a pro but 2009 as an installer, 2012 in full...

    Not a pro but 2009 as an installer, 2012 in full time service. Did a year of navy training for the reserves before that and did at least two years of being an electrician helper when ever I could...
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    This is definitely something that needs to be...

    This is definitely something that needs to be reexamined, thanks for bringing it back up and starting the conversation out strong!
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    Part of the house is 1x8 and the part I rebuilt...

    Part of the house is 1x8 and the part I rebuilt is 7/8 plywood
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    Siding Question

    Recently when I went to a park I saw they did their siding like board and batten but the boards where the same size, it looked pretty nice. I've already bought standard hardie siding for my house. Do...
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    What do you do day to day? It seems like a double...

    What do you do day to day? It seems like a double edge sword to always work on the same systems
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    The biggest negative I've seen is dirty blower...

    The biggest negative I've seen is dirty blower wheels. If your not used to taking them apart it's a job to take the wheel out to clean. It's also tricky troubleshooting them if your only touching...
  23. Used plastic in my house and was always paranoid...

    Used plastic in my house and was always paranoid Id break it, wish I had used stainless :)
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    Ceiling fan speed controls

    What's the difference between the pull cord on the fan, a light dimmer, and a dimmer designed for ceiling fans? The ceiling fan I bought said not to use it with a dimmer but are dimmers made for...
  25. Been rough.... Any openings where you work, that...

    Been rough.... Any openings where you work, that sounds nice :). Every time I get home at 10 I think of working facility lol
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    "Super saturated"

    Had a weird call the other day. Piston system. R22 heat pump, 9 years old. Charge is acting weird and there was a question of non condensibles so I pull everything out, pull a vacuum and recharged to...
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    Tried to send you a PM but your not set up to get...

    Tried to send you a PM but your not set up to get them, where do you work? That seems really good for 1.5 years experience. I know our senior techs usually get 25 but usually they have been doing it...
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    The $10 dollar gun cases from walmart would...

    The $10 dollar gun cases from walmart would probably be perfect for that
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    Where are you working where techs with 10 years...

    Where are you working where techs with 10 years are getting 25 circusenvy? Can almost bet I could get you hired where I work davo, probably looking closer to 20 but with 3% on unit sales and some...
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    Already calls for polygamy legalization

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/06/gay-marriage-decision-polygamy-119469.html#.VZBi9Sm9Kc0

    They are completely right, after the supreme courts decision there is no reason polygamy...
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    Usually I'll close the ball joint on the liquid...

    Usually I'll close the ball joint on the liquid side and bleed the liquid back through the suction side, removing all liquid from the hoses/manifold. If it's just a tad overcharged close off the...
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    Evap coil leak causes?

    My last call was a carrier unit from the 70s, no leaks at coil, minimum rust. This call is a 5 year old carrier with rust galore on the tube plate.

    When you find these fairly new coils leaking is...
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    Seems like every other month this pope has some...

    Seems like every other month this pope has some liberal idea he feels the need to express lol
  34. Thread: Figured it out

    by Aerovox
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    Figured it out

    After three companies and 5 years doing hvac I figured it out. Lately I've been wondering if Im just working for all the wrong companies or if I just a job hopper that's never happy with any company...
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    Hope he gets out soon, miss that avatar lol

    Hope he gets out soon, miss that avatar lol
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    Patriot Mechanical (richmond, va)

    Anyone know if they are a good commercial company to work for?
  37. Which is unfortunate. A good technician who gives...

    Which is unfortunate. A good technician who gives people all their options and is honest will not sell as much as someone who pushes sales. Most of those people suck as technicians but are "rock...
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    Estate Tabacco Pipes?

    Goodwill had around 15 pipes for sale today but they where all around 35 dollars. Dont know anything about pipes so i dont know if thats a good deal. The one i liked was long with a small bowl and a...
  39. Thread: names

    by Aerovox
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    Wiring Diagram Help?

    http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/circuit_diagram.png

    Electronics wiring diagrams are a lot different then electrical :grin2:
  41. Don't know how realistic it is but getting a two...

    Don't know how realistic it is but getting a two year mechanical engineering technician associates and working for an hvac design/build team seems like a nice goal. Getting that degree while working...
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    The concept it's based off, zeer pots, looks...

    The concept it's based off, zeer pots, looks pretty cool. Awesome concept. I would think it would be too humid in Virginia though. Root cellars are probably the way to go in our climate lol
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    Wedding ring alternatives

    Dangers of wedding rings have been covered here but does anyone have any alternatives to just not wearing a ring? Tattoos and silicone rings seem like a safe bet. Anything hard seems out of the...
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    Everyone has always told me Resi techs make more...

    Everyone has always told me Resi techs make more because of spiffs/unit sales. Is there a certain area/type of company to look for to make good money in commercial? Guess it wouldn't make a...
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    It realy does seem futile most of the time. Had...

    It realy does seem futile most of the time. Had one that had a big delta p across it but it was in a garage near a water hose so I saturated it with cleaner and let it sit then used the hose at near...
  46. Thread: Why ?

    by Aerovox
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    Run the coil aux drain into the pan, put a wet...

    Run the coil aux drain into the pan, put a wet switch in the pan, cap the drain on the pan, and they are all set
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    Yeah that's what I do too, or if I'm not wearing...

    Yeah that's what I do too, or if I'm not wearing a hat my boots. Only way to keep everything from getting lost :grin2:

    Edit: The only bad part is my wife gets mad because my two year old son puts...
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    Where would you recommend working? Ive heard...

    Where would you recommend working? Ive heard patriot is pretty good. Looking for some place I can stay for a long time and keep improving as a technician. James river is my first choice but I wanted...
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    Best Richmond, VA commercial company?

    Thinking about switching from residential to commercial, looking for a company that wants technicians not salesmen. Does anyone have any experience with James River A/C's commercial department?
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    Don't think I could live with myself if I caused...

    Don't think I could live with myself if I caused something like that to happen. Pretty sad story :(
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