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    But there's air coming out of the vents.

    But there's air coming out of the vents.
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    I've done it once. Pulled up to the customer's...

    I've done it once. Pulled up to the customer's house, walked to the back of my truck, opened it - oh yeah, I took my tool bag out to organize last night!

    I let the customer know I needed to...
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    I might be wrong, but the M-series Trane AHUs are...

    I might be wrong, but the M-series Trane AHUs are modular, so I don't think the coil size is in the model number. Did you see if the coil has its own model and serial number?
  4. Ok. ??? :callpro:

    Ok.

    ???

    :callpro:
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    Haha, that reminds me: I went to do an energy...

    Haha, that reminds me:

    I went to do an energy assessment sponsored by the power company at a customer's house. He had a 15 kW electric furnace and split A/C. He started inquiring about a new...
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    Someone who supports his/her technicians, not...

    Someone who supports his/her technicians, not beats down on them about every little thing. Communication is important, so is praise when it is due.
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    What'd they mount the switch on, a shim or a door...

    What'd they mount the switch on, a shim or a door stop?
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    Whatever it is, good luck getting parts. I don't...

    Whatever it is, good luck getting parts. I don't think anyone ever took up Singer except maybe ICP. If something major has gone on it, it's time to lay her to rest.
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    How did you check to make sure the windings...

    How did you check to make sure the windings aren't grounded?



    How would S-C have the highest resistance? Where did you get that information from?
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    How many amps is it drawing before the breaker...

    How many amps is it drawing before the breaker trips? If it's close to LRA, you can try a hard start, but if not, the bearings are probably shot.

    By the way:

    R-C = low resistance
    S-C = high...
  11. Well, at least he trimmed most of the zip ties.

    Well, at least he trimmed most of the zip ties.
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    I have yet to run into a system where I had to...

    I have yet to run into a system where I had to use a computer to diagnose an issue. Yes, a lot of contractors are pushy for new installs and IAQ products because the margins are great, but most of...
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    I bet the homeowner felt so proud when he did it...

    I bet the homeowner felt so proud when he did it too.
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    I'm not familiar with it, but I am a bit...

    I'm not familiar with it, but I am a bit skeptical that each volume is $15-$30. You get what you pay for. If you want a comprehensive book, look at the 7th Edition of Refrigeration and Air...
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    As someone who's been in the industry for a year,...

    As someone who's been in the industry for a year, I have a high aptitude to learn how to properly diagnose problems. I use empirical evidence, not guesswork to solve problems.

    And despite my...
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    Wow, are those copper condensate traps?

    Wow, are those copper condensate traps?
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    You seem to be a well read guy, how about a book?...

    You seem to be a well read guy, how about a book? One I would suggest is For the Love of North Dakota by Clay Jenkinson.
  18. So suppose you're on a call and your foot goes...

    So suppose you're on a call and your foot goes through the ceiling or you accidentally let the factory smoke out of their motor? Mistakes happen, no matter how much experience you have. Best advice I...
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    Tell him whale oil is no longer available for...

    Tell him whale oil is no longer available for purchase.
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    I was just going to say the same thing. At least...

    I was just going to say the same thing. At least a month or two, good grief. LOL
  21. I never envy people who travel to exotic places...

    I never envy people who travel to exotic places all over the world. You could spend a lifetime exploring the mysteries of the universe just from your own backyard.
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    :callpro:
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    I love my Klein 602-4 for anything that requires...

    I love my Klein 602-4 for anything that requires demolition because it provides great leverage. God forbid it actually fit in any screw head.

    I also like using my lineman pliers as a hammer more...
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    My vacuum (or siphon) coffee maker is a Yama...

    My vacuum (or siphon) coffee maker is a Yama YAMSY8. It's designed to be used on the stovetop and makes 8-cups in about 10-15 minutes. Vacuum coffee makers are more elegant to watch than they are...
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    Sounds like it needs a higher speed for the...

    Sounds like it needs a higher speed for the electric heater. Like everyone else said, look at the manual and see where your DIP switches should be set.
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    A French press with a Breville burr grinder is my...

    A French press with a Breville burr grinder is my coffee-making apparatus of choice. Quick to set up and clean up. All stainless steel and glass so there's no contamination of the flavor. I break out...
  27. Ah, ok. That makes sense.

    Ah, ok. That makes sense.
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    What's wrong with a vacuum coffee maker? It's...

    What's wrong with a vacuum coffee maker? It's interesting to watch, is a conversation maker, and brews the best coffee you'll ever have... provided you use high quality coffee.

    Or how about a...
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    How many times is that light flashing?

    How many times is that light flashing?
  30. Wouldn't that only break any 120V circuits on...

    Wouldn't that only break any 120V circuits on either leg? I don't understand how it would damage any equipment. Potential no longer has a complete pathway, so 120V would just be sitting there not...
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    In that case... you never have too many socks....

    In that case... you never have too many socks. :grin2:

    Actually, if you like coffee, why not ask for a French press or a vacuum coffee maker? The latter are fun to play with.
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    Who says you need to receive something on...

    Who says you need to receive something on Christmas? It seems you don't want anything, so anything you receive won't be rewarding the least bit.

    Instead, why don't you find something you want to...
  33. If you had a wire 3,100 miles long, you would...

    If you had a wire 3,100 miles long, you would need a lot of potential to move those electrons from one end to the other because the resistance would be so great.
  34. Only in a vacuum. As electrons flow through a...

    Only in a vacuum. As electrons flow through a medium, resistance of that medium slows their movement.
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    Nice work. LOL, where'd you find the fan in...

    Nice work.

    LOL, where'd you find the fan in the first picture? That looks awesome.
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    I love hearing this: "I don't get it! It was...

    I love hearing this:

    "I don't get it! It was working just fine yesterday. I've never had a problem with it!"

    And now it doesn't, dimwit! Things break.

    Sent from my Honeywell Vision PRO 8000
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    Then you have a 90%+ furnace and by nature it...

    Then you have a 90%+ furnace and by nature it creates condensation that needs to drain away from the unit, just like your evaporator coil does in the summer. If you shut your heat off, I guarantee it...
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    Are you running your system in heat? If so, do...

    Are you running your system in heat? If so, do you have a 90%+ efficiency furnace or an 80% furnace? Easiest way to tell is if it has a PVC flue pipe versus a metal flue pipe.
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    Shouldn't you contact the software company that...

    Shouldn't you contact the software company that developed it?
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    I'm sure the EPA would still require us to use...

    I'm sure the EPA would still require us to use recovery tanks. R718 just sounds mysterious to politicians and bureaucrats, so better ere on the side of caution.




    DIYers already add R134a and...
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    Must've been a sale on B-vent.

    Must've been a sale on B-vent.
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    Okay, so here's a scenario: Let's assume we...

    Okay, so here's a scenario:

    Let's assume we need a 45 degree saturation temperature at the indoor coil. You would need to maintain a pressure of 7,620 microns (0.147 psi). At the outdoor coil,...
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    I think it'd be a great if engineers could find a...

    I think it'd be a great if engineers could find a practical and affordable way to use it, but I highly doubt it will ever be done. Plus, I'm not sure how many BTUs water absorbs at such low pressure...
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    In order for water to be used in...

    In order for water to be used in medium-refrigeration, you'd have to maintain pressures at a near vacuum with an accuracy of 1/1000 of psi, and I'll be darned if I have to drop a few hundred on a new...
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    Umm... Go right ahead, see how it works out....

    Umm...

    Go right ahead, see how it works out. Do you know what R718 is?
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    LOL, exactly. Electricity is color blind. The...

    LOL, exactly.

    Electricity is color blind. The correct question to ask is how do I wire X terminal for X function, but again, we can't answer that for you.
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    Return the Nest, get a Honeywell VisionPRO 8000...

    Return the Nest, get a Honeywell VisionPRO 8000 or Ecobee and read the wiring diagrams the air handler and compare it with the instructions for the thermostat. Should be clear, cut and dry.
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    Erm... how does he charge the $9.95? If I...

    Erm... how does he charge the $9.95?

    If I call and he gives me the answer I need, I can just hang up without paying.

    If he collects my credit card before I get the advice, then he can just...
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    I remember going to a no heat for a customer's...

    I remember going to a no heat for a customer's pool house, a very, very old man who was polite, but stubborn.

    System was a heat pump with electric backup. Flip thermostat to HEAT - nothing. Flip...
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    Someone has to have the courage to pick up the...

    Someone has to have the courage to pick up the reigns and lead. Companies don't appear out of thin air.

    I wish you the best to your new endeavor!
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