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  1. Thread: Yikes!

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    I would have to use a different entrance. No...

    I would have to use a different entrance.

    No snow drift problem there.
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    I agree with the 1st sentance, but the...

    [/QUOTE] I agree with the 1st sentance, but the 2nd is inaccurate -- static pressure losses are caused by friction losses, and ductboard & flex are unequivocally inferior to metal -- I also proved...
  3. I might have missed this, but is there any idea...

    I might have missed this, but is there any idea when wb wireless will be added to the Testo?
  4. Thread: fluke infered

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    The 50:1 or 60:1 is the Distance to spot size...

    The 50:1 or 60:1 is the Distance to spot size ratio.

    It doesn't matter whether it is in inches, feet, or meters as long as you keep the same units. A 50:1 means at a distance of 50 you will have...
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    This thing does everything... ...

    This thing does everything...

    http://us.fluke.com/usen/products/Fluke+1587+1577.htm?catalog_name=FlukeUnitedStates

    It's a little pricey, but so are all Fluke meters.

    Anyone got one?
  6. Thread: Bosch I-Driver

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    Got one too. One little tough driver. Very...

    Got one too. One little tough driver. Very small and lightweight. Also, I like the fact that it comes with 2 batteris.
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    It looks like Digi-Cool is making the digital...

    It looks like Digi-Cool is making the digital gauge for Ritchie Yellow Jacket now.

    http://www.yellowjacket.com/PDF/Digital_Analyzer_Spec_Sheet.pdf
  8. Thread: Fluke 971

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    I really don't understand why Fluke put that clip...

    I really don't understand why Fluke put that clip on the back of the meter. It's too large for a pocket. I used to poke my digital probes into the register and they would stay in place nicely. The...
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    Nice gauge set. It would be great if makers of...

    Nice gauge set. It would be great if makers of LCD display products always provided a back-light option.

    I like the +/- 0.5% accuracy.
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    Just to clarify, the 1% accuracy is 1% of the...

    Just to clarify, the 1% accuracy is 1% of the Full Scale reading (FS) and not the measured value?
  11. Thread: Callo Gun

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    Walmart sells a box of 25 cartridges for about 12...

    Walmart sells a box of 25 cartridges for about 12 dollars.
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    The Air Advice is more for IAQ testing. It test...

    The Air Advice is more for IAQ testing. It test several parameters of IAQ (VOC, Temp, RH%, & Particles). It gives a total particle count and not specifics like the Fluke.

    I have been researching...
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    Why does Trane and American Standard use CADR? ...

    Why does Trane and American Standard use CADR? Well, I'm assuming it's because of their target audience. They are going head-to-head against all the advertised portable air cleaners like Sharper...
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    I use the Fluke 52 with two Fieldpiece clamp...

    I use the Fluke 52 with two Fieldpiece clamp meters.

    Both clamps go on when I start the service and come off when done. I like the capability of measuring BOTH SH & SC regardless of the type of...
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    I have the $50 ones from fieldpiece. They are...

    I have the $50 ones from fieldpiece. They are blue in color and work like a large clothespin.
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    Money is always an issue. If you can get...

    Money is always an issue. If you can get accurate, repeatable readings for less money, then one should look at all the options available.

    You can easily spend over $1,000 on infrared thermometers...
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    The infrared thermometers are best used when it's...

    The infrared thermometers are best used when it's impracticable or dangerous to take measurements. You will get a more accurate reading using a contact probe.

    The Fluke 57x series are extremely...
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    Adding refrigerant has nothing to do with the...

    Adding refrigerant has nothing to do with the emergency heat being on.
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    Re: Saudi textbooks...

    Are they really our allies?

    Toning down teaching children to hate others is still teaching them to hate others.
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    Read Genesis

    Read Genesis
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    Robin, you have nailed it about Islam. The...

    Robin, you have nailed it about Islam.

    The bible tells us that our children will reap whatever we do. If Abraham would have waited upon God's timing to have a son (Isaac) instead of having...
  22. Thread: Quote

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    Actually, No. I thought it was to edit a...

    Actually, No.

    I thought it was to edit a person's signature line.

    Thanks :)
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    Yea...they want peace... A piece of this and a...

    Yea...they want peace...

    A piece of this and a piece of that..

    Remember the movie "History of the World pt2." when Mel Brooks played Hitler taking pieces of Europe.

    "Be subjugated or die...
  24. Her rally budget got cut this year. Twenty people...

    Her rally budget got cut this year. Twenty people was all she could afford. :)
  25. Thread: Quote

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    How do you quote someone like this: quote:...

    How do you quote someone like this:

    quote:
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    Originally posted by mainmanscott
    A. I would think if the answer...
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    You must also take into account all the effective...

    You must also take into account all the effective lengths of all the turns and fittings you have installed. A 70' straight run is not the same as a 70' run with a bunch of 90s in it.
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    The front panel where the electronics are was...

    The front panel where the electronics are was redesigned to make it easier to get off and on. Then, all the retesting and UL approval slowed down the release of the improved model.
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    I'm tired of the gadget makers being perceived by...

    I'm tired of the gadget makers being perceived by the general public as IAQ experts. It's time for the HVAC contractor to take his rightful place and be the source for IAQ solutions for the HO. We...
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    I was just to an American Standard sales meeting...

    I was just to an American Standard sales meeting about the Accuclean (Trane Clean Effects). The filter has a MERV 16 only because that is the highest score possible on the current MERV rating. An...
  30. Thread: Tornados!!

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    Wow. It would be by the grace of God if nobody...

    Wow. It would be by the grace of God if nobody was hurt.

    We get tornadoes down by me, but for some reason, they either go North or South of my city.
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    It's not my data, it's Bristol's. They took the...

    It's not my data, it's Bristol's. They took the initiative on this. Experimenting and playing the "what if" game is fun and can be a great way to learn. We must understand the ramifications of our...
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    Only ductboard requires the fiber mesh to get...

    Only ductboard requires the fiber mesh to get UL181 listed enclosure so it is not a requirement for metal. I guess the added fiber in the mastic would help increase its strength. It helps for...
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    Boy, congress can really mess things up. What...

    Boy, congress can really mess things up. What about every other piece of electronic equipment out there that automatically does DST?

    Oh well...
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    Doesn't mastic have to have the fiberglass mesh...

    Doesn't mastic have to have the fiberglass mesh to be UL181A approved? I believe it states so on the container. I don't know if mastic with fiber strands in it will pass UL181A without the mesh so...
  35. Thread: turning vanes

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    Doesn't a 3-piece radius 90 have the same...

    Doesn't a 3-piece radius 90 have the same equivalent length as a square throat 90 with turning vanes? I don't have my manual D nearby, so I can't remember.
  36. Thread: 410a price

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    The guy that just wants to charge his system...

    The guy that just wants to charge his system every spring instead of fixing the leak has a rude awakening. Yes, 410a is terribly expensive.
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    If a ductboard system needs replacing in 4-5...

    If a ductboard system needs replacing in 4-5 years then it was definately installed incorrectly or a misapplication.

    It is a fact that ductboard is usually tighter than metal. Even if you attempt...
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    If the tape is coming apart then it wasn't...

    If the tape is coming apart then it wasn't properly applied or it isn't UL181A approved tape. Properly cured tape will rip the foil backing off before it peals off.

    If the sealing is done...
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    Fiberglass fibers are not considered potentially...

    Fiberglass fibers are not considered potentially hazardous when breathed in except in California.

    If designed, fabricated, and installed correctly ductboard can be a very cost effective duct...
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    A good picture of the tool (bearing puller) is...

    A good picture of the tool (bearing puller) is shown in Figs. 47 & 48. It lets you press the bushings in and out of the housing. The bearing rebuild proceedure starts on pg. 32 and is quite...
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    RLA stands for Rated Load Amps (not Running Load...

    RLA stands for Rated Load Amps (not Running Load Amps). This value is recorded when the system is tested @ ARI standards.

    Also, I was at a Carlyle compressor class and the instructor showed two...
  42. Thread: manual j calc

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    Watch out with the manufacturers values. They...

    Watch out with the manufacturers values. They normally quote ARI conditions which are not the same as the default manual J cooling conditions.
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    I share a birthday with Honest Abe. I'm 37.

    I share a birthday with Honest Abe. I'm 37.
  44. Thread: Lennox lineset

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    Would someone please provide me a copy of the...

    Would someone please provide me a copy of the Installer Manual for a Lennox HP26-042-11P ODU. I am moving the unit and need to verify lineset size vs. length.
  45. Thread: Thermostat

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    I've got a church customer that wants to replace...

    I've got a church customer that wants to replace their old thermostat with a programmable (7 day) digital one (1H/1C). The thing is that people are constantly touching the stat, so I am looking for...
  46. Thread: Family Budget

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    Jr, I would like to get a copy of your...

    Jr, I would like to get a copy of your spreadsheet. My email is in my credentials. Thanks.

    Doglips is right-on with his realization that people tend to spend a lot of money without really...
  47. Thread: Family Budget

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    I've listened to Dave Ramsey before and he has a...

    I've listened to Dave Ramsey before and he has a lot of good advice. Setting up that actual budget is not the problem for me, it is keeping track of the spending.

    For example, suppose I budget...
  48. Thread: Family Budget

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    How many of us have a family budget? I started...

    How many of us have a family budget? I started putting one together and I get an upset stomach when I see how much I'm getting nickle-and-dimed to death.

    The amount you spend on something really...
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    Titleless, Is that compressor question taken...

    Titleless,

    Is that compressor question taken from an actual CM test? The question seems too ambiguous to me for the CM. With that said, one is supposed to choose the BEST answer even if all are...
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    My wife was driving me crazy during Christmas...

    My wife was driving me crazy during Christmas because she wanted to get a swingset for the kids. Unfortunately (maybe not), no one had any in stock. I told her that I'd build one being that I'm...
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