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  1. Thread: Nest thermostat

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    Marc, I'm on your side. But I have a feeling...

    Marc, I'm on your side.

    But I have a feeling that continuing to talk about nest may end badly.
  2. Thread: supco 3 in 1

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    I carry the various sizes of 3 in 1's in my van....

    I carry the various sizes of 3 in 1's in my van. If I have failed start components, I will just slap a 3in1 on there just to confirm the compressor works. Then I will pick up the OEM start components...
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    Yikes

    Yikes
  4. Thread: Nest thermostat

    by Mike19
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    As far as thermostats go

    I have a Honeywell T87 at my house that's about 20 years old, and I'm very happy with it. :)

    I'm a firm believer in the kiss philosophy. I like things to be simple.

    I personally don't see the...
  5. Thread: Nest thermostat

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    I wonder if Marc will get to take another trip to...

    I wonder if Marc will get to take another trip to banned camp?
  6. Thread: quote

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    One big factor is water quality, and location of...

    One big factor is water quality, and location of machines.

    We have area's where machines only need to be cleaned once every couple years. :)

    And we have area's that scale up real bad every...
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    Is that tire rated for the weight its carrying?

    Is that tire rated for the weight its carrying?
  8. Unfortunately that 200k plus salary probably...

    Unfortunately that 200k plus salary probably won't happen.

    I only make a third of that.

    Just because the service company charges $130/hour doesn't mean the service technician actually gets...
  9. I think you will come to find that discussing the...

    I think you will come to find that discussing the parts markup and labor rates of Residential Companies is a losing battle on here.

    As far as your repair, it does seem as if you have found two...
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    Scroll Compressor, correct? It does sound like...

    Scroll Compressor, correct?

    It does sound like the comp is bad. The scroll compressor getting very hot and kicking out on overload is the tell tale sign of a problem with the comp, provided its...
  11. Thread: Hourly Rate

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    It all depends. Some contractors bill time and...

    It all depends.

    Some contractors bill time and materials, and would be happy to detail it all.

    Its likely that most contractors on Flat Rate won't be willing to break down the flat rate price...
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    One of our tech's liked to install the air filter...

    One of our tech's liked to install the air filter media, and it did more harm than good.
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    That epoxy does work good - the house has metal...

    That epoxy does work good - the house has metal sewer pipes (maybe steel?)

    One of the metal sewer pipes leaked and I put that epoxy on it, and it sealed it right up.
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    Whenever I have an issue where I suspect a...

    Whenever I have an issue where I suspect a headmaster or fan cycling issue, I will sit outside next to the condensing unit, so I can keep an eye on the fan, and feel the lines on the headmaster.
    ...
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    Yeah sorry about that, I was pretty ****ed up...

    Yeah sorry about that, I was pretty ****ed up last night. I needed to grab onto something to keep from falling down into a puddle of my own puke.
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    I'm pretty sure a pro did it. Its uponor...

    I'm pretty sure a pro did it.

    Its uponor tubing connected to it, and that's only available from wholesalers.

    Also its connected with a viega fitting, and I don't think a homeowner would spend...
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    Top Notch Solder Job

    I noticed a puddle of water on the floor of my basement today. It started coming from this.

    It hadn't leaked before, but somehow this awesome solder job finally let loose.

    527931
  18. Thread: What to expect

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    I don't know about that. Heat Exchangers don't...

    I don't know about that. Heat Exchangers don't last forever.

    Combustion gasses are corrosive...

    Plus in the summer time cooler air from inside the building blows over the heat exchanger,...
  19. There's no accurate way to determine exactly how...

    There's no accurate way to determine exactly how many pounds of refrigerant are lost before the low pressure switch trips.

    It usually takes a pretty substantial loss of refrigerant for the...
  20. Thread: What to expect

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    I agree with you. If I where in your shoes and...

    I agree with you. If I where in your shoes and the price to repair was more than ~30% of replacement, I would lean towards just buying a new unit.
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    I see that fairly often where the unit is only an...

    I see that fairly often where the unit is only an inch or two above the roof. In can cause some interesting things to happen during winter time.

    Its usually because there was a curb of adequate...
  22. Thread: What to expect

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    1998 is starting to get old, especially for a...

    1998 is starting to get old, especially for a package unit. Its been sitting outside enduring the elements for 16 years.

    If the technician determines the heat exchanger has failed, get quotes for...
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    I like your analogy. :cheers:

    I like your analogy. :cheers:
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    http://www.trutechtools.com/Bacharach-H-10-PRO-Uni...

    http://www.trutechtools.com/Bacharach-H-10-PRO-Universal-Refrigerant-Leak-Detector_p_3746.html

    It looks pretty similar to an H10pm.

    I wonder what makes the H10 PRO special? Maybe the board and...
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    Is it just from the machine filling up with ice,...

    Is it just from the machine filling up with ice, then the ice starts to melt and leaks out between the head and the top of the bin?
  26. And my money is on a loose ground connection for...

    And my money is on a loose ground connection for the speaker.
  27. Been there done that. I once went to take off a...

    Been there done that. I once went to take off a computer, and the ground wire fell off the back and touched that terminal block. :whistle:
  28. The hoses are made here. I'm pretty sure the...

    The hoses are made here.

    I'm pretty sure the G5 twin I bought was from China.
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    That's funny. I usually do have really good...

    That's funny.

    I usually do have really good luck with the manufacturing quality from Greenheck though.
  30. Thread: Koolaire

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    I've never seen one installed anywhere.

    I've never seen one installed anywhere.
  31. Buys pillows from wally

    Buys pillows from wally
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    526141

    526141
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    It originally produces it in Microsoft Excel. ...

    It originally produces it in Microsoft Excel.

    I don't think there's a way to adjust the interval. Maybe one could adjust everything in Excel, but I'm not technically competent. I spent quite a bit...
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    Oh jeezs..... That is really silly.

    Oh jeezs.....

    That is really silly.
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    Here is a copy of a report from the RSA. 525811

    Here is a copy of a report from the RSA.

    525811
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    Yes, because of the lower cut-out.

    Yes, because of the lower cut-out.
  37. Oh, made in china. Guess I'll have to pass on...

    Oh, made in china.

    Guess I'll have to pass on those.
  38. Thread: question

    by Mike19
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    I don't know the correct answer, but, I was...

    I don't know the correct answer,

    but,

    I was working on a new construction job at a restaurant a few months ago.

    The plumbing contractor was way behind, so the 60 year old owner came with to...
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    I bought a new snowblower today. Once I...

    I bought a new snowblower today.

    Once I decided which snowblower I wanted to buy, the sales associate at Sears showed me how to assemble the chute, where the shear pins are, and she even showed me...
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    I've got some reports from the analyzer, but I'm...

    I've got some reports from the analyzer, but I'm having a heck of a time attaching them from my tablet.
  41. Thread: Pin Pusher Tool

    by Mike19
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    Frymaster sells pin pushers too. 806-4855 is a...

    Frymaster sells pin pushers too.

    806-4855 is a pin pusher screwdriver. $12 list

    They have a nicer one 807-0928 for $60 list.

    You can order them from your parts distributor.
  42. Word of mouth referrals from friends, neighbors,...

    Word of mouth referrals from friends, neighbors, and coworkers are also helpful.
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    Yeah. When the temperature is set at its...

    Yeah.

    When the temperature is set at its warmest setting it will cut-out at 29 and cut back in at 39

    When its set at the middle setting it will cut-out at 24 and cut back in at 39.

    When its...
  44. Doesn't trust my DIY plumbing skills

    Doesn't trust my DIY plumbing skills
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    I have one, and I really like it. It is quite...

    I have one, and I really like it.

    It is quite large though.

    The full color screen and graphing is nice.

    Trying to upload the data onto a computer isn't the easiest thing to do, but its not...
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    Hello I'm a refrigeration guy. Like...

    Hello

    I'm a refrigeration guy.

    Like anything else it has its pros and cons. Its a good fit for me.

    With HVAC you are trying to keep people comfortable. One person will complain its too hot,...
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    I didn't ask for help but I did post a rant on...

    I didn't ask for help but I did post a rant on there about a plumber ripping me off by charging me ten bucks for a $1.99 wax ring. :)
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    One of my toilets was leaking, I had to pull it...

    One of my toilets was leaking, I had to pull it and replace the wax ring.

    I was able to handle that without hiring a plumbing contractor. :)

    Now all the no-diy crowd will probably be mad at me,...
  49. Re: What will happen when Texas flips Democrat?

    Maybe if the people from California take over Texas, all the Texans will move up to Wisconsin for great jobs and low cost of living.

    Then we can develop a new hybrid accent from mixing Texas and...
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    Had the day off from work. Sat there and...

    Had the day off from work.

    Sat there and watched someone else tune up my furnace. ~Priceless
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