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    What a great thread this was.........rather long...

    What a great thread this was.........rather long in length....but rich in content.

    Respectfully Submitted,
    John J, Dalton CM
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    Dear John D in CT, In a perfect world you...

    Dear John D in CT,

    In a perfect world you would have a valid point, but of course we do not live, or work, in a perfect world. Performing either an ACCA Manual J or N heat load is still, after all...
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    A four ton may be too BIG!

    Dear 1doityourselfer,


    Predicated on the fact that most (over 78%) of all residential and light commercial HVAC systems have insufficient duct systems (national average is 270 CFM/ton) BaldLoonie...
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    I'm not scared........Yes, but you be..........

    Dear Commsrv,

    Like Lusker said.....Be careful my young friend.

    Your dreams....or nightmares could come true.

    Most Respectfully Submitted,
    John J. Dalton CM
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    What about..........Me?

    Dear Diceman,

    Do I qualify, you said....."Anyone".

    Oh.........You also said "anyone who joined after January 2008.

    Wait a minute....

    Can I resign from this forum, then rejoin, and then be...
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    Dear Toolslinger, I sure wished I’d posted...

    Dear Toolslinger,

    I sure wished I’d posted that back on Page 1 of this thread, it might had saved all these one hundred and fifty-two posts afterwards, but it wouldn’t had been as fun, or...
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    Dear Socal13 Regarding your previous posted...

    Dear Socal13

    Regarding your previous posted comments:

    “Off track again. What was the question”

    Discussing the “integrity and reputation” of our chosen profession…….how is that “off track...
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    Dear D_griff I guess you could say someone is...

    Dear D_griff

    I guess you could say someone is “calling someone’s hand” upon the subject discussed and wants to see for themselves what you are holding (in the way of HVAC/R knowledge).
    ...
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    Dear D_griff I know what you mean…..I often...

    Dear D_griff

    I know what you mean…..I often ask additional questions when someone posts something new to me or something that just doesn’t sound right at times. As my old college professor use to...
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    Dear Hvaclogic, I prefer to think of our...

    Dear Hvaclogic,

    I prefer to think of our “little heated discussions” here at this forum as joisting with fellow knights (colleagues) as in times past….after the tournament everyone leaves not as...
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    Dear Hvaclogic, Regarding your previous posted...

    Dear Hvaclogic,

    Regarding your previous posted comment:

    “…Besides people fighting has always been good sport. Just think of yourselves as Gladiators in the infinite ring of cyberspace.”

    Just...
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    Dear Hotntired, Nice photo of Sheriff Andy...

    Dear Hotntired,

    Nice photo of Sheriff Andy Taylor there…………I still like watching old episodes of that show after 40 + years. You know I really liked it when old Andy would sit Opie down and have...
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    Dear BigJon3475, Regarding your previous...

    Dear BigJon3475,

    Regarding your previous posted comment:

    “Umm....Lets all gang up on BigJon3475 he's a jerk and he post to much.....”

    I’m not ganging up on you, so not everyone is, you also...
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    Dear BigJon3475 This forum requires its...

    Dear BigJon3475

    This forum requires its participates to “have thick skin” from time to time, this thread is a perfect example of that my young friend, and fellow colleague. Hotntired was just...
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    Dear Jrbenny and Professor Twilli3967, You...

    Dear Jrbenny and Professor Twilli3967,

    You guys are pointless……..……just kidding!

    Respectfully Submitted,
    John J. Dalton CM
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    Dear Airon Regarding your previous posted...

    Dear Airon

    Regarding your previous posted comments:

    “…Goodman efficiencies are better than many leading brands "if properly" set up and installed with proper ductwork…”

    A 13 SEER efficient...
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    I'm in the boat.....or is that on the wagon?????

    Dear Mayguy and Mark Beiser,

    Regarding your previous posted comments:

    “…Ditto on the Honeywell IAQ thermostat…”

    I also like Honeywell’s Vision Pro 8000 series of thermostats, so…………get the...
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    Dear Hvacbear, Two of the the most important...

    Dear Hvacbear,

    Two of the the most important “soft skills” I’ve learned over my career are as follows:

    1. The difference between performing satisfactory work for a Client, and extraordinary...
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    Dear D_griff, I always love it when someone...

    Dear D_griff,

    I always love it when someone calls me on one of my posts, or comments. Its then that either I have to back it up with previously written material from a textbook, manufacturer’s...
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    Dear FreonGuy Regarding your previous posted...

    Dear FreonGuy

    Regarding your previous posted comments:,

    “I am not and have never been, a Dupont employee ( not that there is anything wrong with that )…”

    Sorry, I just couldn’t resist...
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    Dear BigJohn3475, Regarding your previously...

    Dear BigJohn3475,

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “…glad I don't buy my tools…”

    Not even your own hand tools and meters?????? You have a generous employer my friend.
    ...
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    Dear BigJohn3475, Regarding your previously...

    Dear BigJohn3475,

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “…it seemed like a good idea...”

    Don’t feel bad, I blame it on the great marketing some of these tool companies have! If you ever...
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    Dear BigJohn3475 Regarding your previously...

    Dear BigJohn3475

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “...I'm learning..or trying at least.”

    Aren’t we all my friend.

    Respectfully Submitted,
    John J. Dalton CM
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    Dear D_griff, Regarding your previously posted...

    Dear D_griff,

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “…I have liquid charged equipment for 27 years from water coolers to 300 ton chillers and everything in between without problems. Monitor...
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    Dear Freonguy, Regarding your previously...

    Dear Freonguy,

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “…P.S. - I just wanted to get on this thread - we are way off subject here !”

    I beg to differ with you sir. Like most long threads at...
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    Dear D_griff Regarding your previously posted...

    Dear D_griff

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “no im not saying its wrong...now im confused..i didnt see your other conversation...just curious what you meant by charging by ammeter??...
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    Dear BigJohn3475, Regarding your previously...

    Dear BigJohn3475,

    Regarding your previously posted comment and:

    “…I should be able to get these from googling or going to the compressor manufacturers webpage?..”

    Yes, most of the time.

    ...
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    Dear D_griff, Regarding your previously posted...

    Dear D_griff,

    Regarding your previously posted comment and:

    “…and i think,not positive,i was told by a carrier rep once years ago to add a time delay and he did not recommend a hard start kit.”...
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    Dear D_griff, Regarding your previously posted...

    Dear D_griff,

    Regarding your previously posted comment and questions:

    “john..i know i seen hard hard shutoff txv..dont the pressures eventually equalize???...”

    Few things in life are 100%,...
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    Dear Gerryboy00, Regarding your posted...

    Dear Gerryboy00,

    Regarding your posted question:

    “Hard--shutoff TXV what is it??”

    It a normal thermal expansion valve, that when the compressor shuts off, the valve port closes 100%. This...
  31. Thread: "hogwash"?

    by john dalton
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    Dear Nodule, Since there are two stage digital...

    Dear Nodule,

    Since there are two stage digital thermostats in our industry that do not require a “common” wire from the furnace, do you know how many low voltage thermostat wires you do have...
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    Dear BigJon3475, Regarding your posted...

    Dear BigJon3475,

    Regarding your posted comments and question:

    “…I was under the impression if you don't know the compressor resistance it should be at least several times higher on the Start...
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    Dear Lethal52, There you are………. Off...

    Dear Lethal52,

    There you are……….

    Off calibrated manifold gages….sounds right. Thank you for updating us at this thread on the outcome of your service call, there was a lot of speculation as to...
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    Dear Whec720, Regarding your previous post: ...

    Dear Whec720,

    Regarding your previous post:

    “…I learned a lot by finding out how little I know….”

    You know that’s what I have to contend with on a daily basis my friend. The harder I study,...
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    Dear OregonYeti, Regarding your previous post:...

    Dear OregonYeti,

    Regarding your previous post:

    “John, my post to you left a bad taste in my mouth. Sorry about that. Andy”

    As my post did as well my friend. Sorry as well. Our passion of our...
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    Dear D_griff Regarding your previous post: ...

    Dear D_griff

    Regarding your previous post:

    “…pissed at a union for some reason???? John,regarding your quote…”

    I think BigJon3475 thinks I’m in the union, I’m not. The company I work for...
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    Dear BigJon3475, Regarding your previously...

    Dear BigJon3475,

    Regarding your previously posted question:

    “…HVAC/R... I don't think goes much up above 480V right?”

    Industrial HVAC/.R equipment does, I have worked on 750 ton centrifugal...
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    Dear OregonYeti, Al kidding aside my friend,...

    Dear OregonYeti,

    Al kidding aside my friend, like I tell everyone here:

    I’m not the worst, I’m not the best, I’m just one of the guys, or girls, inbetween. You in the same boat (or trench) as...
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    Dear OregonYeti, Regarding your previous...

    Dear OregonYeti,

    Regarding your previous comment:

    “College Physics 1-year series
    Calculus 1-year series
    Chemistry 1-year series
    IQ of 143 plus or minus 100”
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    Dear BigJon3475, Based on my many years in the...

    Dear BigJon3475,

    Based on my many years in the field, my advanced schooling and training, and my desire to excel in this industry I could have just put IAT behind my name (Idiot At Times).
    ...
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    Dear D_griff, Regarding your previously posted...

    Dear D_griff,

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “…so much to know i still cant fathom how we are one of the lowest paying trades,at least in my area…”

    Mine as well friend. Our union...
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    Dear OregonYeti, Regarding your previously...

    Dear OregonYeti,

    Regarding your previously posted comment and question:

    “Signing a post as

    Respectfully Submitted,
    John J. Dalton CM

    is really impressive. C'mon, guy. Why the pomp? Are...
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    Dear D_griff Regarding your previously posted...

    Dear D_griff

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “…i feel like i get dumber by the day…”

    Technically we are all getting “more ignorant’ by the day based on the exponential rate of ever...
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    Dear D_griff I feel extremely lucky in knowing...

    Dear D_griff

    I feel extremely lucky in knowing that I know the basics, the fundamentals, and have the skillset required to diagnoses, and repair most HVAC/R systems I come across today, I just...
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    Dear BigJon3475, Regarding your previously...

    Dear BigJon3475,

    Regarding your previously posted comments:

    “Hey man I'm sorry I didn't mean anything bad by that post.....You are in the educational committee so you know more so than I do...”...
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    Dear BigJon3475, Regarding your previously...

    Dear BigJon3475,

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “…hard to follow someone with 33+ years of experience that has a bug up his ass his post were going over my head like F-16's…”
    ...
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    Dear BigJon3475, Regarding your previously...

    Dear BigJon3475,

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “…Again sorry to confuse the original poster of this thread if I did. John is the "master" just follow him…”

    John is not the master...
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    Dear BigJon3475, Regarding your previously...

    Dear BigJon3475,

    Regarding your previously posted question:

    My apologies BigJon3475, Whec720 posted the quote I attributed to you….for that I am truly sorry my friend.

    Your quote on page #1...
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    Dear BigJon3475, Regarding your previously...

    Dear BigJon3475,

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “All in all my 6 month experience doesn't overrule anything as I have always said if anything I said is out ruled by the pro's believe...
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    Dear BigJon3475, Regarding your previously...

    Dear BigJon3475,

    Regarding your previously posted comment:

    “If the evaporator was clogged what would be the outcome?”

    If the “metering device”, in your case the “fixed rate orifice” were...
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