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    You need to know the heat gained in each room to...

    You need to know the heat gained in each room to properly size the air supply. You have to balance the heat gain with correct air flow. You also need planned air flow, or air will be drawn in some...
  2. Thread: Rheem Charging

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    All these pages an no one answered the dude's...

    All these pages an no one answered the dude's question! A piston system is always charged by the 40 oz method. You hold a chilled 40 oz bud in one hand and the suction line in the other. Get them...
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    Poll: I think we should append this pole and ask how...

    I think we should append this pole and ask how many hook a vacuum pump up at all. :D:D:D:D
  4. In the lightning capitol of the nation, Florida, ...

    In the lightning capitol of the nation, Florida, a surge kit seems like money very well spent on a new system, assuming they mean electrical surge. I have a lightning protection system on my roof...
  5. Thread: Amana or Rudd?

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    Angry? No, I was never angry. Have you...

    Angry? No, I was never angry.

    Have you returned home from your ESOL course already?
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    You are right. All the comments are laughable,...

    You are right. All the comments are laughable, though not helpful.
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    I just put one of these ventilators in and I'm...

    I just put one of these ventilators in and I'm about to remove it and return it to the big box store to find another. The carton claimed "made in USA". The mounting frame and support are all...
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    Given the price of gas and value of peoples time...

    Given the price of gas and value of peoples time these days, I would never excercise five contractors to drive out to just give estimates. I think that is just plain abusive. You should check...
  9. Thread: Amana or Rudd?

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    Yet another post from serious home owners wanting...

    Yet another post from serious home owners wanting to know what they should buy, promptly derailed twice or three times into a discussion about twillie, HVAC wives, boats, and irrelevant concerns...
  10. Thread: Amana or Rudd?

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    I don't know why these questions always...

    I don't know why these questions always deteriorate into useless barbs. My hunch is the work day ended early when folks were out of paying jobs.

    I've just installed two Rheem RPNE systems and...
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    The big problem around here is catalytic...

    The big problem around here is catalytic converters being cut out of parked vehicles. Are thieves cutting these out with tubing cutters or hacksaw? news reports say these are quickly removed in a...
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    I think you hit the issue directly here. One...

    I think you hit the issue directly here. One needs air circulation to keep the shingles cool at the same time the attic is kept cool. That means planned air flow, ridge ventilation or other...
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    Matt, take the education that teaches you the...

    Matt, take the education that teaches you the HVAC skills (if that is your inclination) and then further your education that makes you into your own boss. Learn how to run your own company so you...
  14. Thread: Load calc

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    Get a copy of Residential Load Calculation, Hankd...

    Get a copy of Residential Load Calculation, Hankd Rutkowski, P.D. ISBN # 1-892765-35-7

    Check the ACCA web site for the current version.

    You need to know the basis for calculations, not some...
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    I think you would have done best if you had a...

    I think you would have done best if you had a graph of cooling capacity and efficiancy vs charge to show him. Then you could go on to explain why you view his system as already charged and operating...
  16. Thread: Bryant or Amana

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    I have explored this subject in exhaustive...

    I have explored this subject in exhaustive detail. I have plotted heat pump heating curves agains temperature. I have calculated power consumption across hourly data for my region for several heat...
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    Fatstogey You are full of cr@p. Not a single...

    Fatstogey

    You are full of cr@p. Not a single typo and you had 22 beers. I'm not buying the story. You wood make some spellink mishtakse if you ahd gotten apset your fitht beer. Hear you clam ...
  18. Thread: Office mayhem

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    Don't knock the cubicle farm until you have...

    Don't knock the cubicle farm until you have crawled out of a few really hot attics raining sweat from your face and just about passing out from the heat. Just then, the pager rings... where the heck...
  19. Thread: vacuum pump

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    Tony, vacuum pump oil is fairly cheap. Your...

    Tony,

    vacuum pump oil is fairly cheap. Your customer's equipment is pretty expensive and with quality work it should last two decades or more. Success or failure starts with a good vacuum and...
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    You may have non-condensibles (water, air etc) ...

    You may have non-condensibles (water, air etc) in the system from the last service tech who repaired the system. I would not let this run to work itself through unless you plan to replace all this...
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    Just to solve everyone's concerns.. no I don't...

    Just to solve everyone's concerns.. no I don't work. I am retired. Yes I worked as an installer for summer work in the late 60's and seventies. I did quality work. I also purged R22 from the...
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    So what was your question after you watched this...

    So what was your question after you watched this go on? If he will violate federal mandate for profit and convenience, you have no prayer to come out okay on this.

    You watched him dump R22 to the...
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    You have not provided enough information. How...

    You have not provided enough information.

    How long will you stay in this house?

    What was the efficiancy of the original equipment?

    Did it burn out with acid/burnout contamination?

    Ignore...
  24. Thread: TXV bulb

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    How do you know a piece of paper under a bearing...

    How do you know a piece of paper under a bearing cap is dangerous? The worst is the noise comes back and the customer was cheated again after the warranty expired.

    I asked how many fasten a txv...
  25. Thread: TXV bulb

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    If you're in the business, perhaps you should...

    If you're in the business, perhaps you should carry suitable repair parts on your truck. You won't find bubble gum and zip ties on the manufactures design configuration. Are you building toys or...
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