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    Give me W/R Number

    Give me W/R Number
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    Flame switches

    I know that a lot of them are new, a lot of them are different part numbers, some of them are used, but good. How about I get em all together and send them to you? Is there gonna be any problem...
  3. Yeah, what he said,,,,,,,,

    Yeah, what he said,,,,,,,,
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    Came across a box of them out in my shop today. ...

    Came across a box of them out in my shop today. Throwing stuff away, scrapping copper, and generally cleaning out the shop as I've been retired for 3 years. Gonna take these mercury switches down...
  5. I guess it's just so seldom any more to hear it's...

    I guess it's just so seldom any more to hear it's a job that I take pride in. I get awful tired of hearing clichés like aw that's good enough for this job, etc. I've always tried to take pride in...
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    Yunno I kinda thought the same thing, but just...

    Yunno I kinda thought the same thing, but just thought maybe he was one of these young guys that's used to boards and solid state stuff, and just wasn't familiar with a good ol sparker ignition...
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    Maybe you should let it continue to run just the...

    Maybe you should let it continue to run just the way it is until it's dead. Semi Herms here have a core value of a couple hundred dollars to rebuilders. Replace the condensing unit
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    An auto changeover reg is a two stage regulator. ...

    An auto changeover reg is a two stage regulator. Like everyone has said, methanol is added to an existing "wet" tank or even new tanks in moist locations to help in removing the moisture in the...
  9. PHM, You mean to tell me that you take pride in...

    PHM, You mean to tell me that you take pride in your work? My Gawd you are an antique!
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    Like they have said, you're gonna have to be...

    Like they have said, you're gonna have to be there to see it work. Ditch the round stat. maybe it isn't doing the right thing at night. The fan switch could be an indicator. Take a jumper to the...
  11. No, this site is to try to help people with their...

    No, this site is to try to help people with their HVAC problems and for us to help each other. I'm sure that any of us that have experience with electric furnaces have a pretty good hunch what is...
  12. Do you cut your own hair and do your own dental...

    Do you cut your own hair and do your own dental work? Breaking that paint will probably reveal a little blob of solder under it. Don't mess with it until you understand it. Probably the reason...
  13. In technical terms? You probably need to call...

    In technical terms? You probably need to call the man,,,,,,,,
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    Huh uh. And besides that, NO!

    Huh uh. And besides that, NO!
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    Yeah, It's only 1500 miles,,,,,,,,

    Yeah, It's only 1500 miles,,,,,,,,
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    That would be my concern, before we worry about...

    That would be my concern, before we worry about price of a new one.
  17. Your indoor temperature shouldn't have any...

    Your indoor temperature shouldn't have any influence on the defrosts of an outdoor unit, other than it may need to defrost at more intervals because of the extra load. Because the unit "fixed...
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    Has Code Changed? I believe that it says that...

    Has Code Changed? I believe that it says that the burners must be 18" off the floor, not the furnace. Upflow is probably gonna have the burners 24 to 30" from the bottom of the furnace.
  19. With your strips heating the space, the blower...

    With your strips heating the space, the blower does need to run at a slower speed than when the heat pump is operating. Your tech, has set the system controls wrong. He needs to go back to the...
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    No wiring to a second stat. Have a call into the...

    No wiring to a second stat. Have a call into the place where he purchased the stove, for tech info. Have found service bulletins for a previous model of a stat, but not this one. I would say that...
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    Travis Pellet stove won't shut down

    A friend of mine called me yesterday to tell me that his new pellet stove wasn't working through the remote thermostat that came with the stove. I assumed that it was an add on Tstat like a Skytech...
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    Is This a joke? Are you boys funning an old man?

    Is This a joke? Are you boys funning an old man?
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    I have both, but I'm a bit far from this job....

    I have both, but I'm a bit far from this job. Besides, like I said it isn't my install. As far as you guys that have never installed a pump on a mobile home, I surely don't know why. I installed em...
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    Low air flow was my first guess. It's hard...

    Low air flow was my first guess. It's hard diagnosing a system that's 400 miles away. suggested the low air flow theory to my nephew, and he'll pass it on to his tech,,,,,,,,,
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    Looks like a good way to expose yourself to...

    Looks like a good way to expose yourself to warranty issues. When you start modifying systems, they really get upset.
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    Am I Missing Something?

    My Nephew has just purchased a double-wide manufactured home and had a heat pump installed onto the existing Electric furnace. When I asked if it was a Coleman or Intertherm, I was told that it was...
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    ya Know, I'm retired now, and I can tell you that...

    ya Know, I'm retired now, and I can tell you that for the last 20 years, I have seen this industry get overrun by more hacks every year. Someone a few years back made the mistake of letting the cat...
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    No No No!!!

    No No No!!!
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    I would be interested, if you get this off the...

    I would be interested, if you get this off the ground. I'd be willing to share my knowledge and I'm sure I will learn more than I will teach.
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    Cmon now, we can't drill orofices?

    Because of parts changers that call themselves service techs, trying to repair gas valves, and drill orifices, we have become an industry of parts changers. When I first started doing this trade...
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    A starter set on Ebay for $30. Needs three or...

    A starter set on Ebay for $30. Needs three or four drills. They're usually 3-4 dollars each, so still be cheaper than buying a new drill set.
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    I've been converting appliances, water heaters,...

    I've been converting appliances, water heaters, furnaces, pool heaters and boilers from Natural Gas to LP Gas, and from LP Gas to Natural gas for years. If you purchase a set of orifice drills, also...
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    I was going to suggest the same thing TB, but...

    I was going to suggest the same thing TB, but didn't want to be accused of Hackery
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    The box manufacturer here will deliver the box,...

    The box manufacturer here will deliver the box, and his guys will assemble it, and seal it up, all included in the bid. It definitely will not be half of the 40 G mark.
  35. Thread: grounding ?

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    And when you sell your house, the inspector that...

    And when you sell your house, the inspector that does the presale, will make a note that the label(s) aren't attached to the wall plates.
  36. Stake ons, not Steak ons eh?

    Stake ons, not Steak ons eh?
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    So,,,,PHM, Don't keep an old man in...

    So,,,,PHM, Don't keep an old man in suspense,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Best one was the garage with a gravel floor. ...

    Best one was the garage with a gravel floor. Complaint that chest freezer had conked out and the guy had lost a deer, and an elk, and half a beef. Got there, H/O there too. He had to open the box...
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    Check the output millivolts of the thermocouple. ...

    Check the output millivolts of the thermocouple. Also you need to check the output under load. It would also be nice if you could find out what the dropout voltage of that new valve is,,,,,
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    I used my ferret to pull control cables across...

    I used my ferret to pull control cables across insulated suspended ceilings in a grocery store. He would pull a fishline to me at the back of the store and then we would pull our wires.
  41. I just Took a 12 volt automotive test light into...

    I just Took a 12 volt automotive test light into Radio Shack and purchased a 22-30 volt bulb that fit the light. I've used it for years.
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    Showoff! Most of us never had all that...

    Showoff! Most of us never had all that sophisticated equipment when we started out! But if you must you can shove it in our faces, and give us the reading we ask for.
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    On some systems all of the heat strips don't come...

    On some systems all of the heat strips don't come on during a defrost. Only enough heat comes on to temper the air coming out of the registers to keep from cooling down the heated space, while not...
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    First thing that comes to mind, is that the gas...

    First thing that comes to mind, is that the gas pressure should be 11" WC at appliance under load. Is this propane system a single stage regulated system or is it two staged? Second thing is to...
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    Don't do any warranty work for them. They start...

    Don't do any warranty work for them. They start out pretty good to work with, and then out of the blue, they'll ask you to do a call on some equipment that you never had a hand in purchasing. Next...
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    I've experienced the same thing with them sending...

    I've experienced the same thing with them sending too many of an item. Also had to just take em back to the local store. What a bunch of hooey. The local store here is a family owned franchise...
  47. I used Ridgids my whole career, and never had to...

    I used Ridgids my whole career, and never had to deburr a cut. Not sure, But I think the Hilmor is very similar to the Ridgid.
  48. You are looking at UEI meters. I've had Fluke,...

    You are looking at UEI meters. I've had Fluke, Fieldpiece, and UEI. For the price, and for general reliability, you can't beat UEI. I'm retired now and still have all my tools. If I were gonna...
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    I'LL bet your POS is a Turbo air or a spinoff of...

    I'LL bet your POS is a Turbo air or a spinoff of theirs.
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    Had an electrician friend here that moved to that...

    Had an electrician friend here that moved to that area. Said work was plentiful if you had a trade.
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