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    Huh uh. And besides that, NO!

    Huh uh. And besides that, NO!
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    Yeah, It's only 1500 miles,,,,,,,,

    Yeah, It's only 1500 miles,,,,,,,,
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    That would be my concern, before we worry about...

    That would be my concern, before we worry about price of a new one.
  4. Your indoor temperature shouldn't have any...

    Your indoor temperature shouldn't have any influence on the defrosts of an outdoor unit, other than it may need to defrost at more intervals because of the extra load. Because the unit "fixed...
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    Has Code Changed? I believe that it says that...

    Has Code Changed? I believe that it says that the burners must be 18" off the floor, not the furnace. Upflow is probably gonna have the burners 24 to 30" from the bottom of the furnace.
  6. With your strips heating the space, the blower...

    With your strips heating the space, the blower does need to run at a slower speed than when the heat pump is operating. Your tech, has set the system controls wrong. He needs to go back to the...
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    No wiring to a second stat. Have a call into the...

    No wiring to a second stat. Have a call into the place where he purchased the stove, for tech info. Have found service bulletins for a previous model of a stat, but not this one. I would say that...
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    Travis Pellet stove won't shut down

    A friend of mine called me yesterday to tell me that his new pellet stove wasn't working through the remote thermostat that came with the stove. I assumed that it was an add on Tstat like a Skytech...
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    Is This a joke? Are you boys funning an old man?

    Is This a joke? Are you boys funning an old man?
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    I have both, but I'm a bit far from this job....

    I have both, but I'm a bit far from this job. Besides, like I said it isn't my install. As far as you guys that have never installed a pump on a mobile home, I surely don't know why. I installed em...
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    Low air flow was my first guess. It's hard...

    Low air flow was my first guess. It's hard diagnosing a system that's 400 miles away. suggested the low air flow theory to my nephew, and he'll pass it on to his tech,,,,,,,,,
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    Looks like a good way to expose yourself to...

    Looks like a good way to expose yourself to warranty issues. When you start modifying systems, they really get upset.
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    Am I Missing Something?

    My Nephew has just purchased a double-wide manufactured home and had a heat pump installed onto the existing Electric furnace. When I asked if it was a Coleman or Intertherm, I was told that it was...
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    ya Know, I'm retired now, and I can tell you that...

    ya Know, I'm retired now, and I can tell you that for the last 20 years, I have seen this industry get overrun by more hacks every year. Someone a few years back made the mistake of letting the cat...
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    No No No!!!

    No No No!!!
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    I would be interested, if you get this off the...

    I would be interested, if you get this off the ground. I'd be willing to share my knowledge and I'm sure I will learn more than I will teach.
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    Cmon now, we can't drill orofices?

    Because of parts changers that call themselves service techs, trying to repair gas valves, and drill orifices, we have become an industry of parts changers. When I first started doing this trade...
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    A starter set on Ebay for $30. Needs three or...

    A starter set on Ebay for $30. Needs three or four drills. They're usually 3-4 dollars each, so still be cheaper than buying a new drill set.
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    I've been converting appliances, water heaters,...

    I've been converting appliances, water heaters, furnaces, pool heaters and boilers from Natural Gas to LP Gas, and from LP Gas to Natural gas for years. If you purchase a set of orifice drills, also...
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    I was going to suggest the same thing TB, but...

    I was going to suggest the same thing TB, but didn't want to be accused of Hackery
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    The box manufacturer here will deliver the box,...

    The box manufacturer here will deliver the box, and his guys will assemble it, and seal it up, all included in the bid. It definitely will not be half of the 40 G mark.
  22. Thread: grounding ?

    by uniservice
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    And when you sell your house, the inspector that...

    And when you sell your house, the inspector that does the presale, will make a note that the label(s) aren't attached to the wall plates.
  23. Stake ons, not Steak ons eh?

    Stake ons, not Steak ons eh?
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    So,,,,PHM, Don't keep an old man in...

    So,,,,PHM, Don't keep an old man in suspense,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Best one was the garage with a gravel floor. ...

    Best one was the garage with a gravel floor. Complaint that chest freezer had conked out and the guy had lost a deer, and an elk, and half a beef. Got there, H/O there too. He had to open the box...
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    Check the output millivolts of the thermocouple. ...

    Check the output millivolts of the thermocouple. Also you need to check the output under load. It would also be nice if you could find out what the dropout voltage of that new valve is,,,,,
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    I used my ferret to pull control cables across...

    I used my ferret to pull control cables across insulated suspended ceilings in a grocery store. He would pull a fishline to me at the back of the store and then we would pull our wires.
  28. I just Took a 12 volt automotive test light into...

    I just Took a 12 volt automotive test light into Radio Shack and purchased a 22-30 volt bulb that fit the light. I've used it for years.
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    Showoff! Most of us never had all that...

    Showoff! Most of us never had all that sophisticated equipment when we started out! But if you must you can shove it in our faces, and give us the reading we ask for.
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    On some systems all of the heat strips don't come...

    On some systems all of the heat strips don't come on during a defrost. Only enough heat comes on to temper the air coming out of the registers to keep from cooling down the heated space, while not...
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    First thing that comes to mind, is that the gas...

    First thing that comes to mind, is that the gas pressure should be 11" WC at appliance under load. Is this propane system a single stage regulated system or is it two staged? Second thing is to...
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    Don't do any warranty work for them. They start...

    Don't do any warranty work for them. They start out pretty good to work with, and then out of the blue, they'll ask you to do a call on some equipment that you never had a hand in purchasing. Next...
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    I've experienced the same thing with them sending...

    I've experienced the same thing with them sending too many of an item. Also had to just take em back to the local store. What a bunch of hooey. The local store here is a family owned franchise...
  34. I used Ridgids my whole career, and never had to...

    I used Ridgids my whole career, and never had to deburr a cut. Not sure, But I think the Hilmor is very similar to the Ridgid.
  35. You are looking at UEI meters. I've had Fluke,...

    You are looking at UEI meters. I've had Fluke, Fieldpiece, and UEI. For the price, and for general reliability, you can't beat UEI. I'm retired now and still have all my tools. If I were gonna...
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    I'LL bet your POS is a Turbo air or a spinoff of...

    I'LL bet your POS is a Turbo air or a spinoff of theirs.
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    Had an electrician friend here that moved to that...

    Had an electrician friend here that moved to that area. Said work was plentiful if you had a trade.
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    Gravity,,,what a concept,,,,,

    Gravity,,,what a concept,,,,,
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    I find a lot of these units plugged into a fifty...

    I find a lot of these units plugged into a fifty or hundred foot 16 ga. drop cord. Doesn't help the start factor. Maybe get an amp. draw when she tries to start. Or build yourself a test cord and...
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    As I recall, We used to find a P/C Board on gas...

    As I recall, We used to find a P/C Board on gas furnaces in the Portland area that some snake oil outfit sold to people. It cycled the gas valve on & off and kept the blower running. Was supposed...
  41. Thread: Got Fries?

    by uniservice
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    also,,,,,,

    Blanching spuds also keeps em from turning black before you fry them up for customers. Used to be we peeled em, cut em and then had to store em in "potato white." Either that or blanch em. They...
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    Darnit Baldy,,,when I grow up, I wanna be just...

    Darnit Baldy,,,when I grow up, I wanna be just like you!
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    You have to be kidding! I really don't think...

    You have to be kidding! I really don't think this was a real person. How could he seriously give a homeowner a bill for all this? No wonder we get a bad name and get investigated by 60 minutes!
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    Is this the fuse located in the air handler? ...

    Is this the fuse located in the air handler? Then I too would isolate each circuit component. Maybe substitute a mini circuit breaker for the fuse while checking out different parts of the system. ...
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    who am you really?

    who am you really?
  46. Thread: bad r22 can

    by uniservice
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    If you have an account at Johnstone or wherever...

    If you have an account at Johnstone or wherever the brand was sold, take it to them. Screwing around with a stuck tank valve is just playing with trouble.
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    I agree with the valve plate changeout. Probably...

    I agree with the valve plate changeout. Probably will pump down fine after that.
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    Ditto

    Ditto
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    stumbled across a Nissan (Datsun) Van Last week...

    stumbled across a Nissan (Datsun) Van Last week that still had the cardboard dealer plates on it. Heckuva lot bigger than my 96 one ton 3500. Asked the guy taking stuff out of it on the job, said...
  50. Me too. I've had great luck ordering after...

    Me too. I've had great luck ordering after market heaters from Case Parts. Never had a problem with them either.
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