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    JP - That is/was my point. I have never changed...

    JP - That is/was my point. I have never changed my procedure for pulling a vacuum. The Micron guage simply displays that what I was taught and have done for the last 38 years is one of the correct...
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    I just saw another thread where it said you can't...

    I just saw another thread where it said you can't pull a proper vacuum without using a micron guage. Does the guage somehow make the pump pull a better vacuum? Or is the guage really just letting you...
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    I am lost by many of the replies on this thread,...

    I am lost by many of the replies on this thread, and I am not afraid to admit it. Please make some reference to which post is being replied to in your post as you go????

    I love communication about...
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    Ah yes the good old adage that "religion" has...

    Ah yes the good old adage that "religion" has caused more wars and killed more than non-religion. Could that be because for the last oh 6-10,000 years (until very recently in written or recorded...
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    It is not only possible to come up with three...

    It is not only possible to come up with three different quotes from different contractors, it is possible from the same contractor! If you notice the difference in the system size is one ton (the...
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    Third attempt to reply, the system keeps telling...

    Third attempt to reply, the system keeps telling me I'm not allowed to respond!!!!!!#@*&)_

    Shortest reply I can think of:
    The employer is opening themselves up to ALL KINDS of problems. If the...
  7. Thread: Dream Truck

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    If you like the Navistar/International CXV then...

    If you like the Navistar/International CXV then you might also like the Ford F-650 Pickup. It is about $4500 less!! The price tags for the newer models are hard to find, but when Navistar released...
  8. In the Austin area there are several different...

    In the Austin area there are several different geography's that can affect mold growth. The area around the river and the lake is very similar to Florida, execpt in Florida the growth season is in...
  9. UMC 307.1 - "Required clearence from...

    UMC 307.1 - "Required clearence from combustibles"
    Styrofoam is combustable and does not have a "listed" rating for smoke development or flame spread on the material.
    Only non-combustibles can be...
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    The last sample you sent was after the Shockwave...

    The last sample you sent was after the Shockwave cleaning, as were the photos. I don't understand how enough dust is accumulating on the SantaFe to accelerate the growth, but it has to be, because...
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    TConners, Is that wall still driving you...

    TConners,

    Is that wall still driving you crazy?

    The good news, which I forgot to send to you after the last batch you sent here for testing.

    Mostly Aspergillis Simplex: Very innocuous! A...
  12. Apparently the tech didn't know how a barametric...

    Apparently the tech didn't know how a barametric damper operates. If the counter weight isn't there, the damper is "blowing in the wind."
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    Heatpipe Technology makes a dedicated line of...

    Heatpipe Technology makes a dedicated line of stand alone dehumidifies as well as the "Z-coil" line of products. I have installed both, and while pricy compared to standard equipment, there is...
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    Run a roto-brush through a five year old peice of...

    Run a roto-brush through a five year old peice of flex, typical of brach supply connections and then look at the inside of the flex! If it isn't completely destroyed, it will be damanged.

    Then...
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    Carnack, Your statements about a "wet" spot...

    Carnack,

    Your statements about a "wet" spot agrees with what the Mycologist say. Humidty is needed, but until condensed water is available for digestion, there will be no sporlation.

    Here in...
  16. Thanks Robo! I look forward to meeting several...

    Thanks Robo!

    I look forward to meeting several people in person.
  17. I skipped a few pages on this post, but picked up...

    I skipped a few pages on this post, but picked up a convention in Baltimore sometime between August and September. Sorry for being too lazy, busy to read the whole thing, but this sounds interesting...
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    The only reason MOLD is now a four letter word is...

    The only reason MOLD is now a four letter word is because of sensationalism. Government agencies won't touch the Mold Remediation area because of the legal liability. But there are real MOLD experts....
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    Wylee, Glad you took the steps to prepare your...

    Wylee,

    Glad you took the steps to prepare your coil and drain pan for the UV. Most companies that sell these service don't.

    I have been posting the links on threads on this site for about a 6...
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    I find it quite funny that after 30 years of...

    I find it quite funny that after 30 years of research that shows it doesn't change the efficiency much, that the relative and absolute humidity control are not measurably affected, that in two years...
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    The only thing I can say is the fan operation was...

    The only thing I can say is the fan operation was to move air through the filter. Some of these system didn't even have cooling on them. But the IAQ was sampled on every single structure in the study...
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    Payson, Let's not get carried away. We all...

    Payson,

    Let's not get carried away. We all know that track home builders are going to buy what ever is the least costly to them. So the question is how do we make the use of this valve more...
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    Thanks for posting the entire link Coolguysfl. ...

    Thanks for posting the entire link Coolguysfl.

    I will read the article, and compare it to the others I have on file.
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    The second link isn't working. The first aritcle,...

    The second link isn't working. The first aritcle, from Progress Energy, quoted from Pacific Power, one says maintain the equipment and keep it clean. I can do that without putting in a UV Light which...
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    I'm still not sure my post are actually staying...

    I'm still not sure my post are actually staying intact. I just answered the same thread twice.

    This is the thread where TedyBear and I came to the conclusion that the plan of attack is

    1)...
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    Not all the scientist are alarmist though. That...

    Not all the scientist are alarmist though. That is the one thing that my experiences with Dr. James Kimbrough Ph.D. has taught me. He frequently will tell people that the "MOLD DANGER" is fabricated....
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    How detailed to you want me to get? I thought I...

    How detailed to you want me to get? I thought I knew a lot until I worked on a hospital job two years ago that Dr. Kimbrough Ph.D. was brought in on to help. Then I found out how little I know.
    ...
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    In response to the original question: Call an...

    In response to the original question:
    Call an lawyer that specializes in Enviromental law. And good luck. If you moved the materials, cross contamination is not only possible, it is impossible not...
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    Doc, I have worked over a large portion North...

    Doc,

    I have worked over a large portion North America, and some question don't have a correct reply, they have several.

    One of those topics is ductwork. Depending upon the location what one...
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    A BIG problem I see is the claims on VOCs. How...

    A BIG problem I see is the claims on VOCs. How does a stationary non-monitored device ID a VOC? When doing compaction samplings over the last 6 years I have had to go to a University Health Center...
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    I have copies of the raw data from Dr. Kimbrough,...

    I have copies of the raw data from Dr. Kimbrough, includes humidity level both relative and absolute, as well as the spore counts, ID, outside conditions, inside conditions (if the resident was...
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    I had to ask a Mycologist about the DNA...

    I had to ask a Mycologist about the DNA scrambling. "Not possible with organism growth of the simple structure that mold is." So sounds as if someone's chain has been yanked.

    He is convinced that...
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    Controled lab test underway at UF Energy Researd...

    Controled lab test underway at UF Energy Researd and Education Park. Completed at Michigan and the Michigan study showed no improvement with UV during on cycle.

    Basis of study at UF is 30 years...
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    Payson, Not me! I said as soon as I saw the...

    Payson,

    Not me! I said as soon as I saw the thread that I thought we as the installing contractors should do something! Looks like we did, and largely due to your effort of making the original...
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    Has any one found anything about Dash's question...

    Has any one found anything about Dash's question on the velocity on Electrostatics? Makes sense that reducing the velocity would decrease the electrostatic charge, but in the right conditions (wrong...
  36. Thread: duct board

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    many thanks, and may the admiration of the fleas...

    many thanks, and may the admiration of the fleas of a 1000 camels turn their attention to your most hostile associate.
  37. Thread: duct board

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    tinner, Don't forget to tell them to insulate...

    tinner,

    Don't forget to tell them to insulate with wrap, not liner, or you get the same problem when you do try to clean it.
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    Duct insulaton has little to do with trying to...

    Duct insulaton has little to do with trying to "absorb" moisture. You don't want the insulatin to get wet as it loses its insulating value when it absorbs water. If the system is installed properly...
  39. Thread: duct board

    by bldgcode1
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    Yes and No and mostly no. IF, a very big IF,...

    Yes and No and mostly no.

    IF, a very big IF, you can clean the duct. (rotarary brush will damage the board as will and air whip) but a straight air nozzle with no whip will also remove MOST of the...
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    Been there, done that! Cecil C Humphries School...

    Been there, done that! Cecil C Humphries School Of Law, University of Memphis. Its already done!
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    And if you use electrostatic filters in the...

    And if you use electrostatic filters in the filter grille in each room you add the advantage of a more efficient filter system without the cost of overcomeing the static drop of a single filter at...
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    Parker, Your not disagreeing with me. My first...

    Parker,

    Your not disagreeing with me. My first line of approach is moderation! If you clean up the visible and have no health problems I alwasy say not to do any thing else.

    I live in Florida,...
  43. Actually I am a Certified Class A A/C Contractor,...

    Actually I am a Certified Class A A/C Contractor, and I also am the president of the fastest growing Professional Testing Firm in Florida. Our examination company currently writes and administers the...
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    I have never said not to positively pressure a...

    I have never said not to positively pressure a structure. As a matter of fact I am a very active proponent of positive pressure. That is why I mentioned OSA introduction through the air exposed wall...
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    IF any one is interested I have just finished a 3...

    IF any one is interested I have just finished a 3 page synopsis of a presentation by James Kimbrough on Funig (mold) growth. His presentation version is 30+ pages and the whole report is over 950 and...
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    I have completed a synopsis of a long term study...

    I have completed a synopsis of a long term study on fungi (mold) counts done by UF over the last 11 years. James Kimbrough wrote the long response.

    If you want a copy e-mail me and I will e-mail...
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    Coil degradation is a real problem, coatings have...

    Coil degradation is a real problem, coatings have helped with it some, particularly on condensors. But the manufactures never expected the indoor coils to be exposed to UV. Especially to direct UV...
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    Haven't found the US NAVY test yet, but came...

    Haven't found the US NAVY test yet, but came across a ARTI study that is pretty interesting.

    The big thing I didn't like about the study is the readings of the bio's weren't tested at the...
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    Pippin and Airman, I have been looking for...

    Pippin and Airman,

    I have been looking for some old test results from GE about AL degradation. They got into the study because their spiny fin coils would degrade in natural environment in 2+-...
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    pippen, I just got off the phone with woman...

    pippen,

    I just got off the phone with woman from Arcadia, FL. She had damage from from Hurricane Charlie and was told she had to leave her home immediately. There was Cladasporium and Stachybocis...
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