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  1. I am a HACK! I have a Texas HVAC Lic. I have...

    I am a HACK! I have a Texas HVAC Lic. I have general liability insurance, I have a service van a CPA an EPA certification all the proper tools charge accounts with all of my venders an education and...
  2. [QUOTE=MM#7;11022692] Do they have in...

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    Do they have in writing? Does it matter, does it need to be in writing? Will you sleep better at night all snuggled up in your night gown if it's in writing? I take it for...
  3. I am an American Standard dealer and yes they do...

    I am an American Standard dealer and yes they do recommend using a torch. I remember when taking the tour of the Tyler plant they brought it up in front of the whole group. I’ve done it a few times...
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    So let me get this straight… its 111* outside and...

    So let me get this straight… its 111* outside and your indoor temp comes up to 79* during the peak of the day that’s a 31* temperature difference!

    Just what exactly is the problem?
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    Actually it's 7.9 inches from the top as a...

    Actually it's 7.9 inches from the top as a minimum. Also requires 8 feet minimum from the floor but hey what are you gonna do about it? It works and the customer is happy!

    Would you care to...
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    LG Ductless Heat Pump

    Here is a Ductless Heat Pump I installed recently. Let’s hear it what do you like/dislike about it?

    Also when I arrived on site the home owner had decided he would hang the cassette... no biggie...
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    I see where the drain pokes out at the bottom of...

    I see where the drain pokes out at the bottom of the 90*
    NICE work!
  8. When I install my Daikins I run 14/3 Indoor...

    When I install my Daikins I run 14/3 Indoor Romex. I run it in ½ inch flex into the lineset channel about 14 inches. Then the remainder is simply run with the refrigerant lines inside. I use the 14/3...
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    I used to cut and blow stopped up lines with my...

    I used to cut and blow stopped up lines with my Gallo gun... until I heard a pop then noticed that the elbow at the end where it turns down into the wall blew off due to lack of quality installation....
  10. If you were here in Texas I would suggest a...

    If you were here in Texas I would suggest a 15KBTU Daikin Ductless Heat Pump! Extremely efficient and whisper quiet.
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    Why did you install a B-model heat pump with a...

    Why did you install a B-model heat pump with a premium AHU? Also what is that silver foil crap on the line set?

    Did you use mastic on all of your connections inside like plenum to AHU? Oh… and...
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    Considering you’ve already stated that your...

    Considering you’ve already stated that your condenser is under warranty I’d say they are trying to bend you over. They believe they have you pushed against a wall.

    I’d get the big boss involved...
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    This is what id like to do to the guys that do...

    This is what id like to do to the guys that do that kinda crap!

    :beat: :beat: :beat:
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    Disconnect behind the condenser is no good, the...

    Disconnect behind the condenser is no good, the mastic looks horrible, AHU not properly hung, refrigerant lines look like they are run in downspout bought at Home Depot. I CANT STAND CONTRACTORS THAT...
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    Looks clean… I sure like the way Slimduct cleans...

    Looks clean… I sure like the way Slimduct cleans things up. What about the cassette any pics of it?

    Here is a Daikin I did recently.
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    It looks like the vacuum pump is less than a foot...

    It looks like the vacuum pump is less than a foot away from the Micron gauge to me. Just an observation... :whistle:

    I have a similar setup but I pull the micron gauge at the last minute before...
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    Power head/flat/inside/maybe/IDK/what does the...

    Power head/flat/inside/maybe/IDK/what does the outdoor TXV have to do with it in cooling?

    Should not have more than a 5 to 7 degree Delta T across....

    I rarely see bad reversing valves.......
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    Can you put a condenser under a deck? You can...

    Can you put a condenser under a deck?

    You can put that sucker wherever you like! I will simply bill accordingly….
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    Trying to heat and or cool a shop by ducting into...

    Trying to heat and or cool a shop by ducting into a system that is designed to heat and cool your home is a bad idea! Besides does your shop need to be the same temperature as your bedroom or living...
  20. I second what Joker has said... I have made GOOD...

    I second what Joker has said... I have made GOOD money replacing these relays.

    As a matter of fact when I replace indoor blower motor's on Goodman AHU’s you get the motor, run capacitor, and...
  21. You can feel sorry until you turn blue in the...

    You can feel sorry until you turn blue in the face! I have many satisfied customers and I always go above and beyond for them.

    Many manufactures DO NOT require or advise against using solvent...
  22. Trane & American Standard both advise against...

    Trane & American Standard both advise against using flushes when replacing equipment. I have flushed lines with flush kits and flushed with nitrogen only.

    I rarely get much oil out of the...
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    Daikin all the way! We had temps in the teens...

    Daikin all the way! We had temps in the teens recently and all was nice and cozy inside. I have many customers with Daikin systems as well and they praise them.
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    No good

    Uh… maybe someone can explain how the hell are you supposed to service this thing? Is the front of the AHU facing the block wall? Is that transition insulated? Was there a permit pulled?

    What is...
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    It’s amazing how people don’t realize they are...

    It’s amazing how people don’t realize they are not doing themselves any good! No fan motor turns into compressor failure. $$$
  26. Thread: For Shame...

    by koldair
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    For fu_k sake at least clean your damn condenser,...

    For fu_k sake at least clean your damn condenser, and trim that grass too! Looks like ****.
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    So if he was not "judging quality" WTF was he...

    So if he was not "judging quality" WTF was he judging? Aren’t inspections meant to be for safety? All equipment should be installed according to manufactures specs or meet local code. I suppose you...
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    Well here’s what I think… that looks more like a...

    Well here’s what I think… that looks more like a running trap and the cleanout should be capped. Transition looks bad as well. No filter base, why not? I use Honeywell F100 bases on nearly all...
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    SAFETY FIRST!

    No condensate safety switch? I install SS2 switches on nearly EVERYTHING I install.
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    Making me RICH!

    Its **** like that, that makes service contractors like myself RICH! I don’t care how some half twit idiot puts them in! Eventually I will get the call and make a killing off of it.
  31. Thread: Van or Truck?

    by koldair
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    Thanks for all for the replies. I am leaning...

    Thanks for all for the replies. I am leaning towards the truck because it would be a little more versatile for my needs. I would run a van if I was 100% service, but need that bed when it comes to...
  32. Thread: Van or Truck?

    by koldair
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    Maybe you misunderstood… the extra seating would...

    Maybe you misunderstood… the extra seating would not be for storage of tools or anything other than passengers and or extra clothing or a jacket maybe. If I go with a truck it will have a service...
  33. Thread: Van or Truck?

    by koldair
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    Van or Truck?

    I am looking to purchase a new work vehicle in the near future and would like everyone’s input. I run mostly service calls but also provide system replacements as well. Right now I am in a pickup...
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    “The home had a 3ton lennox and a 2 ton arcoaire...

    “The home had a 3ton lennox and a 2 ton arcoaire system now I got it with a 4ton AS”

    WOW! The home had a two ton system and you went back with a four ton system!

    Did you perform a load...
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    Mine weighed in at 36#s today. I have a couple...

    Mine weighed in at 36#s today. I have a couple bags as well. But I have one that’s my go to or oh sh_t bag.
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    I was at my local vender today and they were all...

    I was at my local vender today and they were all out of "slickness" in a can! :beat:
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    How much does your tool bag weigh?

    Ok guys put your tool bags on a scale and lets see it… how does your weigh?
  38. Thread: Software

    by koldair
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    Sounds like we are on the same page! This will...

    Sounds like we are on the same page!

    This will be my first load cal. software purchase so Im trying to do my homework...

    Thanks guys
  39. Thread: Software

    by koldair
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    So... one for HVAC Calc and one for Wrightsoft,...

    So... one for HVAC Calc and one for Wrightsoft, anyone used Elite?
  40. Thread: Software

    by koldair
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    Ok... HVAC Calc Care to share why YOU choose...

    Ok... HVAC Calc
    Care to share why YOU choose this software over any other?
  41. Thread: Software

    by koldair
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    Software

    What brand of software do you use for load calculations and why?

    Thanks
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    Sounds like you need to send him on his way!

    Sounds like you need to send him on his way!
  43. Thread: Pop Quiz

    by koldair
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    RLA - Run Load Amps. Should be pulling close to...

    RLA - Run Load Amps. Should be pulling close to RLA under full operating load conditions.
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    I include the F100 as a standard in all of my...

    I include the F100 as a standard in all of my change outs. I love em!
  45. Basicly your system is under sized! Think about...

    Basicly your system is under sized! Think about it… it was designed for 100 degree outdoor ambiant and 25 degree difference. When the temps are over 100 degrees out your system is undersized. Set the...
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    I love the two stage systems... every customer...

    I love the two stage systems... every customer that has one also loves them. I would go with Arcoaire over Tempstar and American Std. over both!
  47. Thread: 13 seer

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    see it every day.

    see it every day.
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    I second this. I’m curious… how do you “know”...

    I second this.

    I’m curious… how do you “know” that the American Standard is the “econo brand”? American Standard is every bit the same quality as Trane. This I KNOW!:patriot:
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    I’m not sure about there vacuum pumps… but the...

    I’m not sure about there vacuum pumps… but the Gemtech recovery units are a Promax Minimax. Just re-badged. :callpro:
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    Well… if the HO does not move it you can sell him...

    Well… if the HO does not move it you can sell him a new condenser in a couple years.:callpro: I have moved a few condensers near vents like this one. Its much easier to move the condenser than the...
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