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    my x-wife decided she wanted to get her driver's...

    my x-wife decided she wanted to get her driver's license when she was 24 years old. i helped her study the driver's manual, taught her, and after two weeks she swore she was ready to take the drive...
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    Was the heat pump in defrost at that time? The...

    Was the heat pump in defrost at that time? The back up system will run if in defrost.
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    Carbon Dioxide can liquify at about 75 psi. If...

    Carbon Dioxide can liquify at about 75 psi. If you pressure test at 150, you may have liquid co2 inside the system. This will cause serious fluctuations in pressure readings over time even if you...
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    Some old timers used r11 to flush. There is a...

    Some old timers used r11 to flush. There is a current product called rx11 flush that you can use that doesn't really contain any r11. That stuff is expensive and a pain to use...much more so than...
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    Your cooling mode check was done in the mid range...

    Your cooling mode check was done in the mid range of an air conditioner operation. If you did the check when it was 100 deg outside, you would have found substantially higher current draw.

    Your...
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    I've seen that on some old units. Not sure why...

    I've seen that on some old units. Not sure why they would ever make a motor run non stop like that. I guess back then energy grew on trees.

    It wouldn't be a motor winding short to ground if the...
  7. I know this posting is a couple of months old,...

    I know this posting is a couple of months old, but are the thermostats still available? How many do you have and how much do you want for them? I need five. Thx
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    This has been their main problem for years...I'm...

    This has been their main problem for years...I'm convinced that it is a coaching issue. They seem to play up (or down) to their opponent's level of play. It sure is frustrating to continue to be a...
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    on Voyager units (I just installed a 12 ton last...

    on Voyager units (I just installed a 12 ton last week) the gas regulator is set to -.2iwc. That is the regulator setting. The burner is still above atmospheric pressure, otherwise how would the...
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    Am I missing something here? Layoffs OR reduce...

    Am I missing something here? Layoffs OR reduce overtime? Don't make no sense.
  11. Thread: Fan question

    by hvaccolo
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    everything else being equal, the fan speed should...

    everything else being equal, the fan speed should not be different. Alternating current motor speed is strictly a function of frequency (60hz in USA) and motor construction (number of poles).

    If...
  12. Responding to a no cooling call in Pheonix, must...

    Responding to a no cooling call in Pheonix, must have been July. Lady answers the door with a little lap dog in her arms. She assures me the dog won't bite, then the little $h!t just has to prove...
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    At the end of the day, you can put lipstick on a...

    At the end of the day, you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig.

    My friends, I'm here today to tell you that you cannot, in fact, put lipstick on a pig
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    Well, the guy is obviously not a brain...

    Well, the guy is obviously not a brain surgeon...someone should tell him that a scrap yard will give him at least $200 for the car even without title to it.
  15. Using Excel I came up with ...

    Using Excel I came up with

    y=-.0048x^2+2.207x-11.145

    where x is your temp in deg f and y is your 0-255 output. Of course with only 16 data points it's not extremely accurate, but it should be...
  16. Hey, that's $5 Canadian ($4.87 usd)...besides,...

    Hey, that's $5 Canadian ($4.87 usd)...besides, it's not about the money. it's not even about the environment. It's all about feeling like you're doing something good. And, of course, feeling like...
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    You gotta love those jobs that start: ...

    You gotta love those jobs that start: summer...4x4 required...winter...snowmobile access only. Lots like that in Colorado at the mountain top transmitters.
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    I did that once to get a tight condenser fan...

    I did that once to get a tight condenser fan going through the weekend. Worked like a champ, then on monday, changed out the motor.
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    I have worked in the high country for a long time...

    I have worked in the high country for a long time now, and I can tell you this for sure...I have never seen a residential unit with a large enough return duct to supply a 5 ton a/c unit.

    If you...
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    I too have some freon to sell you. It will be...

    I too have some freon to sell you. It will be delivered in 7-10 days in a plain brown wrapper so nobody will know...
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    Really? Then what are they? Door stops? Of...

    Really? Then what are they? Door stops?

    Of course they are hard start devices...they just aren't very good...they are very cheap, though. That's why Carrier uses them. (I've never seen one on...
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    It is like a superboost capacitor, but much...

    It is like a superboost capacitor, but much cheaper...that's why Carrier uses them a lot.

    What a superboost does with added capacitence, a CeraMite does with added resistence. When cold, the...
  23. Thread: Good deal?

    by hvaccolo
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    28.6 pounds of r134 in only one bottle? I would...

    28.6 pounds of r134 in only one bottle? I would wonder what the heck is in there.

    or are you really a diy'er and didn't subtract the weight of the bottle?
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    It LOOKS pretty good on paper, but you have to...

    It LOOKS pretty good on paper, but you have to learn to read between the lines on their web site:

    1. you are becoming a futures speculator by buying oil at today's market price, but taking...
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    Are you gonna finish that? Is it in yet? ...

    Are you gonna finish that?

    Is it in yet?

    Are you done yet?

    Basically any question ending with the word "yet".
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