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  1. Thread: Btu

    by hvacvegas
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    Wait, what? You CLEARLY knew the answer to this...

    Wait, what?
    You CLEARLY knew the answer to this your last time around. It was just SO SIMPLE!
    AND I QUOTE:

    "70 percent at low fire equals 48000 btu ,how hard is that to figure,at88000 btu and 80...
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    Some weird crappy attempt at a convector.

    Some weird crappy attempt at a convector.
  3. Sounds like someone overcharged it, wrong piston,...

    Sounds like someone overcharged it, wrong piston, restriction, or low indoor airflow.
    I'll assume you've checked your filter.


    The hotter it gets, the more a heat pump that has a refrigerant...
  4. Funny how something that works perfect needs to...

    Funny how something that works perfect needs to be repaired.

    Funny how much soot can occur on something short cycling due to oversized.
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    Learn your product.

    Learn your product.
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    Eh. I hear ya. I'd just would want something...

    Eh. I hear ya.
    I'd just would want something that would modulate with that small of a zone, but I think we both agree about the water heater.
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    Good lord. Tankless, seriously. A small one at...

    Good lord. Tankless, seriously.
    A small one at that.
  8. Thread: Bags on Feet

    by hvacvegas
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    http://www.shubee.com/products/shubee-shoe-covers/...

    http://www.shubee.com/products/shubee-shoe-covers/armordillo-shoe-covers/shubee-armordillo-shoe-covers.html

    Instead of the standard plastic covers, these have a grip to them. I've slipped down...
  9. Big beige furnace? Cracked HX.

    Big beige furnace?

    Cracked HX.
  10. Thread: Bags on Feet

    by hvacvegas
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    Gotta have um. I couldn't imagine walking into...

    Gotta have um.

    I couldn't imagine walking into someones home without them.

    I remember when I was buying my home, when we would go into someone elses home to look at it, I always wore boot...
  11. My only problem would be mixing and matching the...

    My only problem would be mixing and matching the sensors.

    The triangle tube needs a sensor in the tank, to determine if it needs DHW.

    The triangle tube indirect has the correct sensor.

    I'm...
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    "water of proof" lol.

    "water of proof"

    lol.
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    Thats referred to as a signature. Top of the...

    Thats referred to as a signature.

    Top of the page, right side, click settings.

    Then left side, click edit signature.

    Put it what you want it to say.
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    Reliability being the top priority, you need a...

    Reliability being the top priority, you need a block of ice and a hamster in a wheel. Maybe an extra hamster that you can swap out in an emergency.


    To me, it's a toss-up.
    TXV's have in the last...
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    Ran one a bit ago, not "stupid" just negligence....

    Ran one a bit ago, not "stupid" just negligence.

    Call is no heat, oil furnace blows black smoke out of chimney, then stopped, and blew white smoke in house.

    Get there, he just filled his oil...
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    Weeks is a pretty short time. We have a...

    Weeks is a pretty short time.

    We have a customer that we have to make 2 visits a winter on. She just won't have us run the combustion air pipe outside.
    Environment plays a big part...but still, 3...
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    Yeap. Both times I've seen a boilerbuddy...

    Yeap.

    Both times I've seen a boilerbuddy leaking, had pressure issues.
    One was from a system with no expansion tank.
    The other system had no pressure reducing valve at all, and a bad bladder.
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    Normal expansion and contraction. Why was it...

    Normal expansion and contraction.

    Why was it drained and filled?
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    Thats what I thought too. Who the heck leaves...

    Thats what I thought too.

    Who the heck leaves their licenses at a home owners house?
  20. Thread: Zoomline?

    by hvacvegas
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    They weren't mine. These were installed by the...

    They weren't mine.
    These were installed by the tech rep for our supplier, in their own warehouse.
    He was specifically installing them to test them, so I'm sure he checked it all.
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    Sounds weird, but we had a customer that had an...

    Sounds weird, but we had a customer that had an issue with plastics.

    She told us multiple times not to leave any type of plastics in the house when we left.
    Went there a few times, no issues.
    ...
  22. Thread: Zoomline?

    by hvacvegas
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    Our distributor installed some flexible linesets...

    Our distributor installed some flexible linesets in the officers their warehouse, for some mini-splits.

    24 fittings, 22 leaked.

    Everything was done by the book.
  23. When a customer has a plugged/leaking secondary...

    When a customer has a plugged/leaking secondary on a 10 year old furnace, they're not happy.

    When they find out that it's a known issue, they're really not happy, and want to move on with life.
    ...
  24. We just found a 3 stage sooted and plugged last...

    We just found a 3 stage sooted and plugged last week. Nat gas, not propane.
    Even had the new stainless secondary.
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    Looks like someone doesn't have a big enough...

    Looks like someone doesn't have a big enough field loop.

    What a shame.

    We had a customer that they installed the loop under a blacktop driveway, only 3' deep.

    Loop temp was always the same...
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    Grease fire. What a joke.

    Grease fire.

    What a joke.
  27. It's time to bring in a pro for this.

    It's time to bring in a pro for this.
  28. Some geo's have to be told they're an anti-freeze...

    Some geo's have to be told they're an anti-freeze system, and come shipped programmed as non-anti freeze. Hopefully that was configured.
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    I will say it here and now. If there's any...

    I will say it here and now.
    If there's any pressure put on guyana, the US will be involved.

    If memory serves, venezuela has state-ran oil company, which would force anyone else out of the find.
    ...
  30. As a side note, I would stay away from seneville....

    As a side note, I would stay away from seneville.

    Why not a fujitsu, LG, or mitsubishi?
  31. The longer the drain, the more problems. Your...

    The longer the drain, the more problems.

    Your local may require it to drain somewhere specific.

    In example, in my local municipality, if there is a walkway near by, I am required to drain to a...
  32. Minimal condensate production. Mine dump right...

    Minimal condensate production.

    Mine dump right out through the wall.
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    I don't think I would have even spent the time...

    I don't think I would have even spent the time going into the crawl. Just seen it from outside the crawl:
    "well, you need to have the furnace re-installed. If your not interested, I'm not going any...
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    Holy crap. You call local jurisdiction?...

    Holy crap.

    You call local jurisdiction?
    Someone needs to go to jail for that.
  35. How can a mechanical engineer, with history in...

    How can a mechanical engineer, with history in our industry, not understand the biggest heat exchanger issue in the history of our industry?
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    Oh, crap man. Horse of another color. Go...

    Oh, crap man. Horse of another color.

    Go mini-splits all the way.
    Get a stand alone dehumidifier.
    Done.

    I've never seen a minisplit with heater strips.

    You doubt it you'll need them though.
  37. It can be misdiagnosed. A decent tech with a...

    It can be misdiagnosed.
    A decent tech with a magnahelic would see it's floating around the pressure switch.

    First time I saw it, I noticed my timing was off, but only by about a second.
    I can go...
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    Agreed. This is insanity. Albeit they may...

    Agreed.

    This is insanity.

    Albeit they may have burned federal lands on accident, they still did not take precautions to prevent it from entering federal lands.


    Lets imagine this:

    Your...
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    Drains. Sounds weird, but if the trap fills up,...

    Drains. Sounds weird, but if the trap fills up, it sounds like gunfire, and misses.

    I've literally heard this before. Sounded like someone was unloading a 30-round mag.
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    So, essentially, the qualifier can shoot down...

    So, essentially, the qualifier can shoot down anything the owner wants to do?

    Sounds like it'd be easier just to get a license.
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    Although we normally see eye to eye, I have to...

    Although we normally see eye to eye, I have to disagree with the ductless only installation.
    Depending his load and the area he lives, it's highly likely that even with the hyper-heat models, when...
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    Whats your climate? If your north of the mason...

    Whats your climate?

    If your north of the mason dixon, what are you going to be using for auxillary heat?
  43. My Midea is a piece of crap.

    My Midea is a piece of crap.
  44. Thread: Mini Split

    by hvacvegas
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    The idea of the american homeowner having to...

    The idea of the american homeowner having to enter a cold or hot room, and then turn on the system is seen as "stupid" or a burden.

    It's because americans are lazy.

    When americans enter a room,...
  45. Just got back from one. I looked at the clock....

    Just got back from one.

    I looked at the clock. figured i could get there and back before 6.
    Left at 4:45 (closed early today), back by 5:30. Wahoo!
  46. Thread: Quitting dip

    by hvacvegas
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    Yeah, the sunflower seeds work pretty good. ...

    Yeah, the sunflower seeds work pretty good.

    Nice to be off the welfare-bear eh?
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    The daikin has a variable speed BLOWER motor, not...

    The daikin has a variable speed BLOWER motor, not inducer.

    It sounds like a trivial thing, but atleast to some in the industry it's a big deal.

    Variable speed inducers have been a thorn in my...
  48. Thread: Quitting dip

    by hvacvegas
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    I quit for about a year. Used sunflower seeds....

    I quit for about a year. Used sunflower seeds. The key for me was to keep my mouth active.

    Picked up a factory job for about a week. Got so bored I had to pick it back up.
    Still on the can now...
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    That 410a leak rate stuff is rubbish. It was one...

    That 410a leak rate stuff is rubbish.
    It was one of the fears put out there when they first came out with 410a, and isn't true.

    Not using a micro gauge isn't the end of the world. GOING FOWARD, I...
  50. I thought it was 4-5 years old? If you have...

    I thought it was 4-5 years old?

    If you have obsolete parts, you probably have more issues than just a flame rod.

    Not just that, but how the heck did water get in it? Try washing it out with a...
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