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  1. While it might be possible to keep the indoor...

    While it might be possible to keep the indoor part of your system in the attic and just change out the outdoor condensing unit, it wouldn't be advisable. With heat pumps, it's pretty important to...
  2. Where do you live? If you're nearby, I'll come...

    Where do you live? If you're nearby, I'll come over and drink a couple of your beers and help you to get it all figured out.

    By the way, you might want to follow the directions that come with...
  3. I think of rough in as all of the stuff that gets...

    I think of rough in as all of the stuff that gets buried inside of the walls or ceilings. Stuff like wires and pipes and sometimes duct work.

    The framing goes up, all of the "rough in" stuff...
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    There is a such thing as discharge superheat. ...

    There is a such thing as discharge superheat. I'm sure that's not what he meant, but I wanted to point that out.
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    It's also needed for checking many types of...

    It's also needed for checking many types of sensors.
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    Yeah, but it's about the same as the 902 which is...

    Yeah, but it's about the same as the 902 which is the one they market as being their hvac meter. The 902 has always been a disappointment to me because of the low ohms range. The only thing the 902...
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    Fluke 325 is what I use. It's a good all around...

    Fluke 325 is what I use. It's a good all around meter for hvac use.
  8. Thread: Hot tap

    by ammoniadog
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    Can you explain a little more about what you've...

    Can you explain a little more about what you've got going on there? Is that blue thing sticking out of that pipe some type of butterfly or ball valve? Did you do the welding? Was the pipe filled...
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    When I first started out in this career I felt...

    When I first started out in this career I felt the same way, like I was screwing up more than I was fixing. The amount of money that my company charged per hour was a lot, and I felt bad that the...
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    No filter driers on a 50 ton system??? :eek2: ...

    No filter driers on a 50 ton system??? :eek2:

    Both compressors should be replaced AND new liquid and suction filter driers should be installed. Get the "HH" type. If it were me, I would dump a...
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    There are probably places near you that...

    There are probably places near you that specialize in air filters (mostly for large commercial customers). If you would rather get the filters in person rather than ordering them online, do a Google...
  12. I haven't followed this story very closely, but I...

    I haven't followed this story very closely, but I don't think you can completely blame people for being a little skeptical of the women's stories. He was a beloved character that had lots of money. ...
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    As beenthere said it wouldn't be as comfortable...

    As beenthere said it wouldn't be as comfortable or efficient, and it most likely wouldn't last as long since the short cycling and excessive heating/cooling of the heat exchanger is hard on stuff. ...
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    This probably doesn't have anything to do with...

    This probably doesn't have anything to do with anything, but where I am, most accidents don't go on your actual driving record. They go on a secret one that's run by the insurance companies.

    If...
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    Who cares what they call it? It's broke, sell...

    Who cares what they call it? It's broke, sell them a new system!!!

    Why does every one call the stuff in the green jugs Freon, when the side of the jug clearly says Genetron on it? How come no...
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    How about something like this... ...

    How about something like this...





    http://i.imgur.com/kBMdj0c.jpg
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    That sounds interesting. Maybe I'll have to try...

    That sounds interesting. Maybe I'll have to try that someday. I usually keep it simple and lightly fry my fish with just butter and lemon pepper seasoning.

    Were those fish caught near Chicago? ...
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    60 degrees in the morning and 80 in the...

    60 degrees in the morning and 80 in the afternoon? I don't see any logic in that strategy what so ever.

    If you're trying to sell the house, wouldn't it make more sense to make it comfortable for...
  19. An air handler is basically the same as a...

    An air handler is basically the same as a furnace, only with no burners or heat built into it.

    An air conditioner has an "A" coil that works with the furnace or air handler to blow the cold air...
  20. You'll probably only need one way to heat the...

    You'll probably only need one way to heat the house, but as Joe said, it's nice to have redundancy just in case something happens with the boiler some day. (I'm assuming you'll have a boiler for the...
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    You might not want to bring it up to the...

    You might not want to bring it up to the inspector. It could open up a can of worms and there might not be any place to relocate it to that would be much better, without a bunch of extra work. ...
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    Poll: From your description, the problem seems to be...

    From your description, the problem seems to be that the thermostat is trying to maintain the temperature that it is set to, and in order to do this, it's causing the unit to turn on and off...
  23. I think you missed the part about this being for...

    I think you missed the part about this being for a commercial business. Even in the winter, many businesses need cooling more than they need heating.

    Also, as JT said, when it comes rooftop units...
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    To me it sounds like there might be air in the...

    To me it sounds like there might be air in the system. Was the solenoid open when you had the vacuum pump going?

    Although rare, you could have a broken dip tube in the receiver. Try torching the...
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    I did miss the sarcasm. I was just about to...

    I did miss the sarcasm.

    I was just about to offer to send him what I find in my pockets each night for $1 per month. We could make it a long term business deal. If anyone else wants in, let me...
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    Do you have a job now? Is it one that can be...

    Do you have a job now? Is it one that can be flexible to work around your school schedule? Unless you have lots of money saved up to live off of, this is probably the most important thing that...
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    Refrigerant jugs usually include their own...

    Refrigerant jugs usually include their own handles and he didn't say this was for a friend. I'm pretty sure Primmers will be just fine. :cheers:
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    I think I would have told him "No, you're the one...

    I think I would have told him "No, you're the one who mis-understands".

    Your boss wouldn't find many people who were willing to work for him if he tried pulling that crap around here.

    You don't...
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    I just looked up that install manual and it says...

    I just looked up that install manual and it says not to use flexible piping since it can reduce gas flow, although it doesn't define what flexible piping exactly is. All piping is flexible to a...
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    If you have house with noticeable temperature...

    If you have house with noticeable temperature swings between rooms/levels, leaving the fan on all of the time can help to even them out. I don't know about it saving any money though.
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    It sounds like you are one really lucky bastard!...

    It sounds like you are one really lucky bastard!

    Your story reminds me of a slumlord customer we have that we sometimes do work for. He loves rottweilers, I think he owns 3 or 4 of them. A...
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    There might be things that can be done to make it...

    There might be things that can be done to make it quieter. First of all, I would suggest talking to your neighbor and telling him that if he can call out the hvac company again, you'll pay for it.
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    In my opinion, his superheat reading of 11.4...

    In my opinion, his superheat reading of 11.4 doesn't mean anything if his box wasn't at setpoint yet. I have learned to not adjust txv's much if the box isn't at temperature yet. If the box is...
  34. Thread: Fluke 902

    by ammoniadog
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    Both meters are similar, it depends on what kind...

    Both meters are similar, it depends on what kind of stuff you work on. With the 902 you can't check temperature sensors because the ohm range sucks, but it can do micro-amps. The 325 doesn't do...
  35. Thread: Fluke 902

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    You're right. Maybe we need the 902 and the 325...

    You're right. Maybe we need the 902 and the 325 to get together and have a baby. :yes:
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    Your teacher was most likely talking about a...

    Your teacher was most likely talking about a constant supply of propane, like maybe 10" W.C. Those old fridges would burn the propane to heat up some absorber type stuff to make the inside cold. ...
  37. Did you steel this quote from Fargo? That's a...

    Did you steel this quote from Fargo? That's a great movie, and a great line from it. Anyways, hope it heals up on you soon. Be careful out there!



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    I don't know your answer, but I know that heat...

    I don't know your answer, but I know that heat pumps put out more heat than they use in wattage. I would think refrigeration equipment would be similar. If you don't find a real answer, I would err...
  39. This doesn't really have anything to do with...

    This doesn't really have anything to do with anything, but despite their slogan, LG actually stands for "Lucky Goldstar". Back in the 80's or so they were known as just "Goldstar". All of their...
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    Did your company install them? I hope not. ...

    Did your company install them? I hope not.

    Either way though, I think I'd kindly ask that person to not call you anymore.
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    Easy fix. Just remove one of those grates and...

    Easy fix. Just remove one of those grates and replace it with one of these...
  42. Thread: Fluke 902

    by ammoniadog
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    I highly recommend the Fluke 325. It is what the...

    I highly recommend the Fluke 325. It is what the 902 should have been in the first place.
  43. I see that pants come in many prices when I look...

    I see that pants come in many prices when I look online. What is the reason for this???


    ::DD:
  44. Sometimes, I'll clamp the liquid line down with...

    Sometimes, I'll clamp the liquid line down with hydrosorbs, but I'll just leave the suction line laying on top of the strut. I'll then tape the 2 lines together in a few spots so they don't move.
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  45. I'm not sure. You're the one looking at them. ...

    I'm not sure. You're the one looking at them. You tell me.

    Actually, if you can find an old one from a garage sale or craigslist or something, that would probably be the way to go. An old one...
  46. I think bmathews hit it pretty much right on the...

    I think bmathews hit it pretty much right on the head. Those things are worth whatever they can get someone to pay for them. Besides that, do the more expensive ones have more features such as a...
  47. Huh??? Are you saying you spray some expanding...

    Huh??? Are you saying you spray some expanding foam around the strut clamps? I'm having a hard time picturing that.
  48. Yes, the drain line will need heat tape if it's...

    Yes, the drain line will need heat tape if it's kept at 30 degrees F. The evaporator will also need heated defrosts, just like a freezer would.

    If you are using strut clamps, you should be using...
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    I don't deal with alot of these communicating...

    I don't deal with alot of these communicating systems (I'm mostly commercial). I was just wondering what was possible. I installed a Bryant Evolution furnace with the touch screen wi-fi controller...
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    How are they getting screwed? I would say they...

    How are they getting screwed? I would say they are doing pretty darn good compared to most people that attempt to deal with home warranty companies. If it were me, I would just keep calling them...
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