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    Been wondering that myself. Dirty brass is around...

    Been wondering that myself. Dirty brass is around $1.40/lb around here
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    I found a very similar substance on some RTU's at...

    I found a very similar substance on some RTU's at a jewelry store where the owner completely shut off power to the units every night, causing very poor humidity control obviously.
    We had it tested,...
  3. Man, I love feeder tubes! It's a contractor only...

    Man, I love feeder tubes!
    It's a contractor only part, like the discombabulator and muffler rod
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    The B149 Canadian gas code stipulates no furnace...

    The B149 Canadian gas code stipulates no furnace vent can terminate within 36" of an openable window if the unit is over 100mbtu, 12" if under.

    The more pertinent question for me is, why are you...
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    Your refurb'd furnace probably isn't refurbished...

    Your refurb'd furnace probably isn't refurbished at all. It's used. The guy cleans them and sells 'em.
    There's nothing in the Canadian Gas Code prohibiting what you're proposing to do, but why spend...
  6. Got myself 2 for Xmas this year, since the wife...

    Got myself 2 for Xmas this year, since the wife doesn't have a license to buy.
    T/C venture and a Russian SKS.
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    Call tech support!

    Call tech support!
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    Is the drain plugged? Filters clogged? What's...

    Is the drain plugged? Filters clogged?

    What's the outside temperature?
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    Gas is a traditional apprenticeship in Alberta....

    Gas is a traditional apprenticeship in Alberta. There is no G3. 2 years for Gas B (G2), 3 years for Gas A (G1)
    Plumbers also get their Gas B when they pass 4th year of plumbing.
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    Modern refrigeration just came out with a new...

    Modern refrigeration just came out with a new edition, it's very good.
    Audel's books used to be really good, I have some printed in the 30's that are really comprehensive and detailed.
    I bought a...
  11. Yes. We need guys on the other side of the...

    Yes. We need guys on the other side of the Rockies.
    Refrigeration, sheet metal, pipe trades?
    TONS of commercial work in Calgary right now man!
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    It's non-ionizing radiation, in the microwave...

    It's non-ionizing radiation, in the microwave part of the spectrum. It's not going to hurt you long term like X-rays or UV will. The main side effect is "heating" of the exposed tissue.
    You can buy...
  13. On the Lennox, take the inducer motor out, and...

    On the Lennox, take the inducer motor out, and then the flue tee of the left hand side.
    With a 6" drill extension and some practice, that flame sensor will be shining in 15 seconds.... And you...
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    I think you're panicking here. I have seen many...

    I think you're panicking here.
    I have seen many old valves with corrosion on them due to being in an industrial setting. As mentioned before, aluminum corrosion is white.
    I am pretty confident...
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    I've always replace them if below 600 on an open...

    I've always replace them if below 600 on an open test. Once you load it up with a gas valve and all wiring connections you'll have too much voltage drop
  16. The Honeywell board would require an igniter...

    The Honeywell board would require an igniter change as well. Does it have provision to control the ecm blower?
  17. I am a Lennox dealer and can assure you that...

    I am a Lennox dealer and can assure you that circuit board is still very much available. The sure light board that came with the -3's has been superseded by a new part, vastly improved, as has the...
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    Back when I did residential, I took many after...

    Back when I did residential, I took many after hours calls from old people who were convinced that their brand new furnace (installed that day by our co.) wasn't working because they couldn't hear...
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    Never.

    Never.
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    Why go through all the hassle of immigrating some...

    Why go through all the hassle of immigrating some where? Go west young man, we need people out here!
  21. The saltwater will eat your condenser long before...

    The saltwater will eat your condenser long before that joint becomes an issue
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    100% efficient. Take that ashrae!

    100% efficient. Take that ashrae!
  23. I'm not sure of US law, but up here that would be...

    I'm not sure of US law, but up here that would be a new system and technically not be allowed. It happens all the time though, and it wouldn't cost much more for an upgrade to 410.
  24. So I'm in Calgary, and it went to -20c last...

    So I'm in Calgary, and it went to -20c last night, my indoor RH is 40% and have no condensation on my windows.
    I'm thinking you should have a window contractor come out and have a look.
    Is your...
  25. So this is a residential single phase compressor?...

    So this is a residential single phase compressor? Your ohm readings can't be right....
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    I stand corrected.

    I stand corrected.
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    Lennox has had this problem with those inducers...

    Lennox has had this problem with those inducers for years.
    It became a point for me to check on pm's as I was pulling parts to clean flame sensors on the previous G-series of Hi-eff Lennox.
    Over...
  28. It's probably a gcs3. I still have 2 I take care...

    It's probably a gcs3. I still have 2 I take care of...
    Sell them a replacement if you can. Even if you can get a relight module, the inducer is out of production. So you're screwed there as well.
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    He'll really be pissed when he goes to thread...

    He'll really be pissed when he goes to thread that pipe in and it's bent in the middle"

    "piping shall not be field bent"
  30. If you've got skinny-ish fingers you'll be able...

    If you've got skinny-ish fingers you'll be able to feel behind the new motor to feel if it's seated in the triangular groove.
    Use one hand to hold it in while the other turns a screw.
    You shouldn't...
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    I don't see how it can be tested. You'll just...

    I don't see how it can be tested. You'll just have to wait and see.

    Your Armstrong furnace is a direct copy of the Lennox ML193 furnace. I've seen many leak at the inducer coupling and collector...
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    If they installed the "healthy climate" dark grey...

    If they installed the "healthy climate" dark grey filter box for that filter, you can use different filters, however they won't fit as well in the box.
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    Lennox came out with a service bulletin early...

    Lennox came out with a service bulletin early this year concerning their micro channel RTU's.
    When they switched from fin & tube to MC coils, they didn't modify the refrigerant charge accordingly....
  34. Ive got a bunch of old green york SA's up here I...

    Ive got a bunch of old green york SA's up here I can't get rid of. Some are on their 3rd compressor, 2nd economizer assembly, 4th or 5th inducer motor…. I think most are from the 60s/70s, they say...
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    An overhead unit heater is going to be the better...

    An overhead unit heater is going to be the better option if you don't want duct work.
    I also agree this will be an egregious waste of your money as well.
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    There's tons of work in western Canada. There's...

    There's tons of work in western Canada. There's 30-40 job postings at one of my local suppliers.
    Make sure you get a work permit before you try to come up here.
    We actually have a pretty tight...
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    You can't receive PM's. I have the code in PDF...

    You can't receive PM's.
    I have the code in PDF but I'll need your email
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    Probably not. 1/2" csst is pretty useless beyond...

    Probably not. 1/2" csst is pretty useless beyond fireplaces less than 20"
    Run 1/2" black or 5/8" copper.
    You shouldn't run CSST outside, exposed anyways.
  39. Your best option is to contract this out....

    Your best option is to contract this out.
    Barring that, yes you should turn the power off when you open a unit up, keeping in mind older units/buildings may not have disconnects at all aside from an...
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    Do these DS's have a dehumidify function? Ie you...

    Do these DS's have a dehumidify function? Ie you have reheat strips etc?
    Have you verified the RH in the room with a separate sensor?
    Is there an economizer attached, or some other place for...
  41. That's the gist of it. That's how a properly...

    That's the gist of it. That's how a properly operating circuit would work.
    A proper circuit needs 3 things:
    Source, Path, and Load.
    A switch is not always necessary but it's your control point. A...
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    Once the winter comes your furnace probably won't...

    Once the winter comes your furnace probably won't even run. I've seen this many times before on "direct-vent only" units.
    Call them back and have the intake installed, withhold payment if possible.
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    A service call is never a bad idea, even if its...

    A service call is never a bad idea, even if its just for maintenance. Doing a water test for ph and other contaminants will let you know what condition the system is in. A good boiler tech can offer...
  44. This can be avoided if using a common return in...

    This can be avoided if using a common return in the situation by splitting the duct with a divider up 6 feet from the blowers.
    2 furnace setups with common returns are very common here, the divider...
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    Lol, I love the title of the news story. "US...

    Lol, I love the title of the news story. "US power grid under assault"

    It's not. At all. Sensationalizing it sure sounds cool though!
    This has been a possibilty ever since the manhattan project,...
  46. This is what I want to know. We exclusively...

    This is what I want to know. We exclusively install Mitsu's, mainly for small server rooms and NEVER have a major failure, and rarely have serious breakdowns. These should run for 15 years atleast....
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    Maybe all those crazies hoarding all the .22LR...

    Maybe all those crazies hoarding all the .22LR are right.... The zombie apocalypse IS coming!
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    Actually the fatality rate of this current...

    Actually the fatality rate of this current outbreak is 68%
    They were over there trying to help.
    The flu has no cure and thousands die of that every year.... Maybe I should stop doing service calls...
  49. That's wrong. When you turn it on to "recover"...

    That's wrong.
    When you turn it on to "recover" it'll run for hours straight, well into the night probably. Unless your electricity is billed as time of use, and your day time rate is exponentially...
  50. Everything has a calculated life cycle, even you....

    Everything has a calculated life cycle, even you.
    For example, I know the button on my computer mouse was tested for one million "clicks", that's what the manufacturer deemed a sufficient measure of...
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