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    I have a different take -- I would report him...

    I have a different take -- I would report him immediately. By not playing by the rules, and having the things that I am forced to have, he will have a competitive advantage if going against you, not...
  2. Thread: New house build

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    I think you will also find that the std...

    I think you will also find that the std warranties with the Amana system will be FAR SUPERIOR to those of the other two you mentioned. That said, proper design and installation of any system...
  3. get quotes for total replacement!

    get quotes for total replacement!
  4. Thread: Help Question

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    Doesn't seem like enough HP to start with. Here...

    Doesn't seem like enough HP to start with. Here in N TX, I have many small commercial kitchens only eat up 4-5 tons -- REAL QUICK!
  5. Thread: HVAC TOOLS

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    Being an Owner I have played this both ways, and...

    Being an Owner I have played this both ways, and I have settled on basically the following. Tools that I have provided are abused and lost. Tools provided by employees tend to last longer. I...
  6. Thread: Amana or York?

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    My opinion - York offers limited product line and...

    My opinion - York offers limited product line and I don't think overall quality is there. Goodman / Amana much better product line and warranties. But which ever brand you select the true decider is...
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    Been my experience that a commercial kitchen --...

    Been my experience that a commercial kitchen -- even a small one will eat up 4-5 tons very quickly. Sounds like you are undersized and larger piston won't help.
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    FWIW -- Remember that 50% of all the...

    FWIW -- Remember that 50% of all the professionals you deal with -- graduated in the bottom half of their class! Doctors, Lawyers, HVAC etc.
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    R-410A systems were more expensive but that was...

    R-410A systems were more expensive but that was because 410A systems were higher SEER, and not available in basic 13SEER models. Several manufacturers now (Goodman & Lennox) offer 13 SEER R-410A...
  10. Thread: Good Installer?

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    Good Installers -- the center of many if not most...

    Good Installers -- the center of many if not most HVAC problems. I continually draw the scorn of manufacturers when I say that their equip is 25%, system design is 25% and installation is 50% of any...
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    Toooooo little info to venture a 'pinion'. 'Half...

    Toooooo little info to venture a 'pinion'. 'Half owners split everything 50/50' --- all revenues and expenses? What's the business plan? Where is the marketing and more important the accounting?...
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    You have sereral issues here. Bein' that your...

    You have sereral issues here. Bein' that your new here, look through several of the older threads and you'll find that "load calcs" are necessary and in my company MANDATORY. Keep looking for a...
  13. Thread: kinky pictures

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    Installation shoud have had nothing to do with...

    Installation shoud have had nothing to do with this -- unless they dropped the unit.
    Do you notice any damage on the outside of the cabinet like a flat spot that shouldn't be there. Most likely...
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    1. Talk to family friends and neighbors and get...

    1. Talk to family friends and neighbors and get their recommendation for a reputable service company.
    2. Call them.
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    A couple of things -- don't close off any vents! ...

    A couple of things -- don't close off any vents! Could cause problems with temp rise in furnace/heat exchanger leading to BIG problems.

    Your TStat will only operate only when calling for heat. ...
  16. Thread: Heat Pump Advice

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    If your contractor is being straight with you...

    If your contractor is being straight with you about the problem -- how many leaks did he find? Is possible one leak could be repaired and provide satisfactory service again. He is generally correct...
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    Get your contractor to supply ARI certification...

    Get your contractor to supply ARI certification associated with components, then make sure the model #'s match at install. Most 13 SEER components get 14 SEER rating with VS blowers.
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    My $.02 -- and I am a plumber. Depending on...

    My $.02 -- and I am a plumber. Depending on heater location your hot water will not (probably not) be "instant" -- but will be "endless". There is a difference. Instant hot water supplies...
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    Just a couple of thoughts -- GOODMAN and AMANA...

    Just a couple of thoughts -- GOODMAN and AMANA both made by GOODMAN. AMANA (caddillac) vs GOODMAN (chevy). I am a dealer for all three lines. Goodman/Amana offers best warranties out of the box --...
  20. Would suggest you look at AMANA 80% VS furnace...

    Would suggest you look at AMANA 80% VS furnace (AMV80???) combined with AMANA 16 SEER two stage AC condenser. AMANA made by GOODMAN and is their caddillac VS chevy. A little more $$$ but will put...
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    Short answer -- YES!

    Short answer -- YES!
  22. You didn't say if the sheet metal position is...

    You didn't say if the sheet metal position is commercial or not. Union sheet metal shop I would expect to be commercial. This is good knowledge and experience to have. Will ultimately help you in...
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    Was not too long ago I saw something on TV that...

    Was not too long ago I saw something on TV that prompted me to look into the "Earth Ships". Google it and there is a website. Further research will find that the concepts are "interesting" however...
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    Don't know where you are at, but does your state...

    Don't know where you are at, but does your state or city have licensing requirements/board that you may be able to approach and file a complaint. If this guy is even somewhat reputable then they may...
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    you don't say where you're at. RH is definately...

    you don't say where you're at. RH is definately consideration. You say "new house" -- how new? Houses are built tighter now and any humidity brought in is harder to remove. Personally, unless the...
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