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    I have installed many many arcoaires and I even...

    I have installed many many arcoaires and I even own one at my house. Sure there are really cheap arcoaires, but not all of them are POS's.... Mine has ran w/o any troubles ever......
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    I thank you for your opinions guys, good or bad I...

    I thank you for your opinions guys, good or bad I thought it was a decent install for what I was given to work with. Although not my best work, it was not just hacked in like some frankenstein...
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    Dewalt is usually good about repairs, as the...

    Dewalt is usually good about repairs, as the company I used to work for broke a drill or recip. saw every few months, we were very hard on the equiptment. Home depot took them back for repairs or...
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    ok, speak and something bad will happen! I broke...

    ok, speak and something bad will happen! I broke the 18v drill today. Fortunately home depot exchanged my whole 18v setup, but even exchanged it with no reciept!!!! GO Home Depot :)
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    I have a rigid set, but I am not as pleased with...

    I have a rigid set, but I am not as pleased with the durability compared to milwaukee's setup. Dewalt saws are very fast and so far I havent had any problems with the dewalts that are at work!

    I...
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    apology accepted, and I will show ya some better...

    apology accepted, and I will show ya some better stuff. And I apologize for my attitude as well. I understand your point about the roofing tar, as it jumps on ya when you look at it. I run into too...
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    I thought It was a nice clean looking install, As...

    I thought It was a nice clean looking install, As for the inspection, it passed. In this county you are allowed to strap the drainlines to the roof itself with strap or clamps. No wooden or plastic...
  8. Blue hose

    That blue hose looks like an all too familiar "pool backwash" hose.... am I close>?
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    Now this isnt the greatest install, I do admit...

    Now this isnt the greatest install, I do admit there are a few things to be desired about the install. What I was really looking for was varied opinions, and that is what I did get! I admit that it...
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    New elbow

    The new elbow was constructed off site, and the same with the stand. our shop measures the pitch and makes a new stand for us, not too bad for offsite work eh?
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    Control wire grommets..... They are there! and...

    Control wire grommets..... They are there! and Isolation pads as well..
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    Once again I will remind ya'll that this is iun...

    Once again I will remind ya'll that this is iun phoenix. That said I will explain in more detail. The stat wire is not ran thru the old drain line, it is ran thru a 1 foot pvc chase (white) that the...
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    Sweet install

    nice work!


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    About the above comment, I was kinda thinking the same thing, alot of the sheetmetal transitions and elbows will not "properly" fit into most installs. some restriction is...
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    Nice! very clean install..... Job well done sir

    Nice! very clean install..... Job well done sir
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    is it not a wise idea to have drip legs? i mean...

    is it not a wise idea to have drip legs? i mean they arent for nothing! They do have a purpose behind them, to keep things working correctly, and safety!

    I have found that when utility companies...
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    Yea, I wanted to do that with the disconnect but...

    Yea, I wanted to do that with the disconnect but my supuervisor told me to just "screw it in the plenum".... oh well maybe when they start bidding the jobs for more labor and parts I will see it done...
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    old POS trane...

    old POS trane
    http://mystica.cx/~sleeper/installs/PICT0004.JPG
    New Beautiful Trane replacement unit!
    http://mystica.cx/~sleeper/installs/PICT0034.JPG

    I did not have enough seal tite to route...
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    Black fibreglass ductboard

    I dont know who makes it, but when I worked in Florida, I used the black insulated ductboard (1 1/2") any I would swear by it, especially if you did what I have done in most cases and paint the...
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    unfortunately the unit was already unwrapped and...

    unfortunately the unit was already unwrapped and prepped before I got to the job by a coworker, and he said that the paperwork was misssing from the unit. I have since obtained a copy and read up on...
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    Even some people I work around think that you do...

    Even some people I work around think that you do not need a permitted inspection, or for that matter don't know where to get a permit in the first place
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    Time Delay

    Well, I should have waited the 5 mins for the time delay...... Problem fixed. hehe
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    I just finished installing another evap coil on a...

    I just finished installing another evap coil on a goodman furnace, went to test the heat, works fine.... heres the interesting part: I go to turn on the cooling, NOTHING! I flip the mode to "ON" and...
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    Lazyness? Not knowledgeable enough installers?...

    Lazyness? Not knowledgeable enough installers? Who knows.... do the installers even know what the drip leg is for is my question.
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    To tell you the truth, I dont think many...

    To tell you the truth, I dont think many companies pull permits in this area, as for my employers I do see permits, but other installs leave much to be desired!
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    I am looking for something along the lines of...

    I am looking for something along the lines of software for me to reference, not so much for the company itself.
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    I am trying to locate a software package that...

    I am trying to locate a software package that will allow me to input information that I gathered on a call or PM and save it for future reference. mostly like press's / temp's / hrs on job, notes,...
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    So whats the deal with all these units I see in...

    So whats the deal with all these units I see in the Phoenix Metro area that do not have drip legs installed in the gas line before the appliance????? Also I have seen some of the most corroded &...
  28. Distance

    Yea, you are right. I should have thought about disconnect at main panel as well, just so long as it is within that 5/6ft distance of appliance. Another good point well made.

    I'm not very...
  29. Good point about the internal breaker package, as...

    Good point about the internal breaker package, as I remember seeing them on Lennox's, American Standard's, & Ruud's if I remember correctly. Probably many other units have them as well, but I cannot...
  30. Service Disconnect

    I know in mopst parts of Florida, the inspectors allow disconnects within 5ft of the a/h, including placing it below the a/h recessed in the wall, for the "on the ground" access to kill power. As for...
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  32. I can take a 15% brazing rod and make it last me...

    I can take a 15% brazing rod and make it last me 1 to 2 complete split system pipe ins. Ya just gotta know how to control the flame and it will last ya
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    florida

    When I worked in charlotte county florida the inspectors made us run larger than normal sometimes. you would typically see 2 16" - 20" returns per house if not more on little 3 1/2 ton to 4 ton houses
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    Ok, so it is my first install of a GoodMan gas...

    Ok, so it is my first install of a GoodMan gas furnace & evap cabinet, and I believe it has a white rodgers control board?!?! well anyway, I finished the install and went to test the cooling....
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    Brazing multiple joints

    when you braze in multiple joints or larger diameter copper tubing the wet rag can get dry very quickly, although I have never had any problems brazing with the wet rag, heat blocker is a nice thing...
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    I personally have not had the pleasure of using...

    I personally have not had the pleasure of using one but know and have seen other tech's with them on there manifolds. I suppose that if you didnt pre-charge your hoses but pulled a vaccume before...
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    If you are referring to the one that hooks up to...

    If you are referring to the one that hooks up to your Freezone jug hose, I always thought that it was used to determine if added refrigerant was going into the system as a gas or liq? Another reasone...
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    ask away bud, thats what this site is for...

    ask away bud, thats what this site is for...
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    Elaborating on the above post

    as for what gauge you use is personal opinion, but for the second question I would say to never just use one leak checking device, I ALWAYS charge the lines w/ nitro and then after 30 mins to 1 hr I...
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    I shouldnt think that it affects a vaccume, I...

    I shouldnt think that it affects a vaccume, I have pulled vac on many units and let stand, came back later on in the eve and even though diff temps were apparent, the vaccume gauge read the same as...
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    hehe, yea, sometimes it does that to me as...

    hehe, yea, sometimes it does that to me as well....
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    Well, if you are talking efficiency & pricing...

    Well, if you are talking efficiency & pricing here, it's all in how often you want to service the filter or replace it and the quality of the media you choose as well, just as with anything, you get...
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    I have had a few instances where playing the cool...

    I have had a few instances where playing the cool cwiz it automatically went forward and skipped the intro screen directly to the questions... other than that, everything seems fine on this end!
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    rheem / ruud heatpumps & hi effiency units

    In just about all rheem/ruud heatpumps and high eff st cooling units I have installed, I've seen a filter drier installed factory on the liq. lines.
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    I think that the washable (hogshair?) is better,...

    I think that the washable (hogshair?) is better, but you do have to keep up on cleaning frequently, and helps if a frame is made for it to keep it where its supposed to be and not sucked into the...
  46. Thread: PDA's

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    palm pilot III

    I used to love my pilot, until it kept needing to be reset for some reason every now and then because it would not turn on. Other than that, I used it for everything!

    Oh yea, I believe it has 8mb...
  47. Thread: Snakes

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    Most of the time snakes are harmless, its only...

    Most of the time snakes are harmless, its only when they feel threatened (like us humans) that they strike or chase you.... Unless you get a Cottonmouth, which is a very dangerous and aggressive...
  48. Thread: Blockbuster?

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    Too much fun with this subject

    It seems that you 2 are having waaaaaaaaaay too much fun discussing (arguing) this subject. As for me, I agree that they should put the movies in a "special" category just like every other movie that...
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    Florida is ok if you like non union & it is a...

    Florida is ok if you like non union & it is a right to work state to boot.... High temp combined with high humidity and a "LOT" of attic installed a/h's... Thanks but no thanks, I'll take the high...
  50. I just went to do a PM for a friend out in...

    I just went to do a PM for a friend out in Florence, Az. and when I popped the cover off the Pkg unit, a nice little diamond back came slithering out, unfortunately I had to kill it, as it tried...
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