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    What series pump are you dealing with? We've got...

    What series pump are you dealing with? We've got 4300 series vertical in-line pumps with high seal failures... bunch of these pumps around 2 years old and all have had problems....
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    What they said already. rustbreaker and sand...

    What they said already. rustbreaker and sand everything down both in front of and behind the bearing. If you have a long enough puller you can use a hinged pipe repair clamp behind the bearing and...
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    I was an "expert witness" last year in a lawsuit...

    I was an "expert witness" last year in a lawsuit directly related to this. The ASHRAE guideline chart that folks are referring to was published in the70's. There has been no updated study done since...
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    That ain't a cheap motor from Carrier but in most...

    That ain't a cheap motor from Carrier but in most cases you're better off replacing it with the OEM motor. If you choose to go to Grainger get an air over motor and put a rainshield on it. If you get...
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    Picked up pork and chicken barbecue. ...

    Picked up pork and chicken barbecue.

    http://www.qbarbeque.com/home.html

    This guy was on TLC's BBQ Pittmasters. Good stuff.
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    Building it up high before shutting down the...

    Building it up high before shutting down the draft and letting it coast overnight. Small cape cod style house with fireplace insert stove in the living room. Stove has two blowers and will heat the...
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    Wood stove's cranking. 82 in my living room right...

    Wood stove's cranking. 82 in my living room right now. 23 and falling outside.

    Had a real hard time getting some firewood though. With the cold and snow everyone on craigs list was sold out. Got...
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    Never had a year with so much snow. What happened...

    Never had a year with so much snow. What happened to our global warming?
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    Pressure readings without superheat and...

    Pressure readings without superheat and subcooling measurements are useless. That being said, clean the condenser coils and watch out for those split condensers.
  10. Thread: Wal-Mart

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    The rise of Walmart over the past 20 years is...

    The rise of Walmart over the past 20 years is astounding and scary. Here in Richmond VA they first opened less than 20 years ago and now there one of the top 10 area employers.
    There's an excellent...
  11. Thread: LINC Service

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    Linc has a franchise operator in Richmond (Air...

    Linc has a franchise operator in Richmond (Air Excellence) and a company owned store. I worked for Seaboard for 16 years before it was purchased by Linc but only stuck around with Linc a few months....
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    We had a tech right in the middle of one on 95 in...

    We had a tech right in the middle of one on 95 in Colonial Heights. Traffic came to a stop as it crossed the interstate. A couple of cars flipped over but the van was heavy enough to stay put. Debris...
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    My middle daughter is autistic and completely...

    My middle daughter is autistic and completely non-verbal. Don't wait; get testing as soon as possible. Contact your local health department and talk to someone there. Good luck and know that you are...
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    Standard thermostats will not energize the fan on...

    Standard thermostats will not energize the fan on a call for heat through the thermostat. Many programmable models can be configured to do so. A relay can be added to bring on the fan on a call for...
  15. Thread: Oh hell no!!

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    Alpha has the right idea. Have a spare unit and...

    Alpha has the right idea. Have a spare unit and swap them out every year or so. Block the fresh air and put a spaceguard filter inside the sign. It won't get that dirty anyway because there's no air...
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    I've done a lot of work for the Postal Service...

    I've done a lot of work for the Postal Service and despite all the jokes they really have a very efficient system. For 39 cents you can send a letter clear across the country. Where electronic...
  17. Thread: Freeze Stats

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    During unoccupied time periods (fan off) use...

    During unoccupied time periods (fan off) use mixed air sensor to maintain 40 to 45 degrees by cracking open the hot water valve.
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    Adjusted for inflation small appliances cost less...

    Adjusted for inflation small appliances cost less now than ever before. Buy the cheapest you can find if you don't need premium performance.
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    "Klixon" type sequencers work by using a small...

    "Klixon" type sequencers work by using a small heater to heat a disc with snaps (clicks) to close the contacts. They've been around for many years. Since it uses a heater it is subject to the same...
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    I've seen a few applications with especially long...

    I've seen a few applications with especially long piping runs where a unique accumulator setup has been required. That sounds like what you have. If it was sweating enough to rust out in the first...
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    Absolutely contact the other company. Send them a...

    Absolutely contact the other company. Send them a picture as well. Be polite; it may not be the company but the individual tech that's the problem. He needs to know about his error or he's going to...
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    Google "overgreasing bearings" and numerous...

    Google "overgreasing bearings" and numerous articles will be pulled up. The hard thing is that different bearings and motors in different conditions will require different procedures. Some bearings...
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    I once attended an all day class on greasing...

    I once attended an all day class on greasing bearings. They must have repeated 100 times that overgreasing killed more bearings than undergreasing. Give your average grease gun one pump and see how...
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    I am a proponent of self evaluations. Overall...

    I am a proponent of self evaluations. Overall I've found that the employee is harder on himself than I am and my scorecard is actually higher than his. The areas where we are further apart are the...
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    I'd probably thank her....when my wife and I get...

    I'd probably thank her....when my wife and I get out without the kids (rare) we sometimes have a hard time finding something to talk about. We're too used to having the kids in tow.
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