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    Duct Cleaning Systems

    We are currently looking to expand the business and offer some different services. After spray foam became out of the question, we have started looking at buying a duct cleaning system. Any words...
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    If the problem isn't too complicated for excel's...

    If the problem isn't too complicated for excel's computational methods, I'll be using excel. If it runs for like 15 min in excel, I'll use something else. I can't think of many situations in this...
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    Need some info if you please

    Hey, I tried posting in the pro forums but didn't get much of a response, so I figured I would ask around here. I am finishing up my degree in Operations Research and need to do a rather large...
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    I use the original Droid, but the heat has killed...

    I use the original Droid, but the heat has killed 2 of them already. Had a GZone before that and I didn't have that problem, gps, internets, apps, or email.
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    I just happened to talk to my salesman today. He...

    I just happened to talk to my salesman today. He had suggested direct mailings done by a company he reccommended. I know they do not own this company, but they may have some agreement with them. Best...
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    I've had the best luck with atdhe.net, but like...

    I've had the best luck with atdhe.net, but like all illegally streamed games, they will sometimes get found out and shut down. Just have to wait a few min for them to play the shell game with the NFL...
  7. Thread: Boehner

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    Well, I live in his district, and I voted for...

    Well, I live in his district, and I voted for him, but not because I wanted to. He's an iffy guy. Around here, he just gets on tv and says what everyone wants him to say. If you see the man on...
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    Oops got rses mixed up with a referral group.

    Oops got rses mixed up with a referral group.
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    Was in one for a year. All it did was waste a...

    Was in one for a year. All it did was waste a day every two weeks to go the meetings.
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    If it was installed as agreeed upon, then that is...

    If it was installed as agreeed upon, then that is that. If you want to cut back on the condesation, just go to the store and buy some descent insulation and wrap the unit if possible. We...
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    Just have it replaced. It will likely work if...

    Just have it replaced. It will likely work if you don't, but cutting off air flow is cutting off air flow. The added cost of changing it is minscule compared to the total cost of a new unit and...
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    Our most expensive one was a defective secondary...

    Our most expensive one was a defective secondary drainpan shutoff switch that was used on an attic unit that couldn't be drained. It's hard to tell what that cost us, but we ended up replacing quite...
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    You will probably find your best deal online. I...

    You will probably find your best deal online. I did a quick google search and found a ton of sites that do it. We have ordered ours from a few different local shops and have never had any problems....
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    I ment to type 4 feet, but even that was a wrong...

    I ment to type 4 feet, but even that was a wrong number. I double checked and it was 40 inches. We measure from the edge of one ditch to the edge of the next, so there is still a 10 foot spacing....
  15. For small cordless drills, we have had the most...

    For small cordless drills, we have had the most luck with the little milwaukee drills. They are great for tight places. The Bosch version is the exact same drill. For big hammer drills, we have...
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    Just saw a post on this the other day if you...

    Just saw a post on this the other day if you scroll back a few pages. There were a number of programs listed. AutoCAD, TurboCAD, and some others. As far as free goes, you will be hard pressed to...
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    We have had all of the calculations done on all...

    We have had all of the calculations done on all of our jobs and we always end up doing the same exact thing every time. We use 600ft of 3/4 geo pipe per ton, 1 1/4 inch supply and return lines to...
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    Actually, my last little project was to write up...

    Actually, my last little project was to write up an access database that stores all of my invoice information in nice sortable tables. Got a little netbook and tiny portable printer in each van, and...
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    Did a little napkin math and assuming the tank is...

    Did a little napkin math and assuming the tank is a rectangle, which its probably not, and using the same fluid as a geothermal loop would, it is the equivalent of about 200ft of geothermal pipe. If...
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    Got that backwards

    Got that backwards
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    If you're talking about keeping it above ground,...

    If you're talking about keeping it above ground, I wouldn't think so. You could do a heat transfer calculation on it, but I would think it would stay cooler than ambient in the summer or hotter than...
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    We always put in closed loops. The biggest...

    We always put in closed loops. The biggest reason for that is we know what is in the loop and it's not going to change. When you have an open loop, you have a potential to introduce things into the...
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    1000 gallons of prestone might be a little pricey...

    1000 gallons of prestone might be a little pricey to begin with. You could make it work, but it seems like a ton of effort when you are just using the ground as the heat sink anyway once that heat...
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    Hate to tout android phones again, but the newest...

    Hate to tout android phones again, but the newest of them has the ability to be it's own wireless hotspot, so you don't even need the card. It costs like 20$ a month if you subscribe to it, or...
  25. Our sales guy at the wholesale house made the...

    Our sales guy at the wholesale house made the comment that the Ruud/Rheem modulating units actually do run at over 95%, but the ratings only consider the second stage for their calculations and...
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    I did some work on an industrial server once and...

    I did some work on an industrial server once and the wire they used for the power supply had some mesh conduit/jacket over it that was about impossible to break. It was similar to the flexible metal...
  27. Thread: Hybrid cars

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    O I agree about the efficiency amd, my point is...

    O I agree about the efficiency amd, my point is this: if you are worried about the environment, then you aren't saving any squirrels with an electric car, but the cost to charge your batteries should...
  28. We have had widely variable success with the...

    We have had widely variable success with the whole "Going Green" thing. We bought a company that was the area's largest geothermal installer and servicer. This was back in 2002. Up until 2007, we...
  29. Thread: Hybrid cars

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    Electric cars save lots of money because electric...

    Electric cars save lots of money because electric motors are over twice as efficient as internal combustion engines. Add in regenerative breaking and some smartly designed capacitor systems, and you...
  30. Thread: gps anyone

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    yellowirenut, the navigation app automatically...

    yellowirenut, the navigation app automatically checks the "avoid toll roads" option out of the box. just a quick fyi
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    Ah that was the name of it

    Ah that was the name of it
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    I'm not too sure what you are trying to do with...

    I'm not too sure what you are trying to do with your diagrams, but if you just want some kind of visual representation of a system or something, it might be easier to use a program like fireworks......
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    It has been a few since I've used AutoCAD, but I...

    It has been a few since I've used AutoCAD, but I know there is a way to draw your components in an independent file, then make an assembly out of your components, organizing them as you would like.
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    Introducing Myself

    Hello all! I am new to the forum here and diligently working to get my professional status. I'm from the Cincinnati area and my father started the family HVAC business 26 years ago. I am 22, and...
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    If you are more comfortable with touch screen...

    If you are more comfortable with touch screen phones, and can keep the thing out of your pocket while you work, I would recommend getting a smartphone like the Droid. I got one last year, and I love...
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    My only experience is with AutoCAD and...

    My only experience is with AutoCAD and Solidworks. Both of them are easy to use for your purpose AFTER you make an individual part for each of your parts. I'm more partial to AutoCAD because its not...
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    We install both Comfortmaker and Rheem products. ...

    We install both Comfortmaker and Rheem products. I do not know specifically which units you are referring to, but if memory serves me right, the Comfortmaker is a little easier to install. Other...
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    It's my opinion that we aren't going to see many...

    It's my opinion that we aren't going to see many huge advancements in green HVAC any time soon. There are simply too many companies that stand to lose too much money and too many government agencies...
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    For a house that small, you may want to look into...

    For a house that small, you may want to look into look into those wall mounted split systems. We had a similar issue with a church and ended up putting in 5 or 6 of the Mitsubishi slim line...
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