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  1. Ok, thanks for any input you can offer up. The...

    Ok, thanks for any input you can offer up.

    The system id like to build is an Open/Direct since I live in Florida without hard freezes . The Open/Direct system means it will not have an indirect...
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    Here is the correct website address : ...

    Here is the correct website address : www.city-data.com
  3. Has anyone installed their own Solar domestic Hot Water system ?

    Now that ive retired from my HVAC career in Florida, Ive done alot of research on Solar for potable hot water , and have designed a low cost Direct/Open Solar system using my existing electric water...
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    Cockroach laden furnaces . Never again.

    Cockroach laden furnaces . Never again.
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    Could be a number of things but the most likely...

    Could be a number of things but the most likely considerations are :

    1. If you have an Electronic Thermostat, there is an integral switch usually on the backside of the thermostat which is...
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    My car says to use water : ...

    My car says to use water : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4RWduwXZgs
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    Wood Stove (Insert) ; can i use B-Vent ??

    Ill be buying a Wood Stove to sit partially in the fireplace . The Fireplace has an 8" heavy wall metal Vent going straight up about 20' . I have alot of 6" B-Vent (double wall) Vent which id like...
  8. Fortunately when you register the equipment...

    Fortunately when you register the equipment warranty online with Goodman, they dont ask if its going into a MH or not. Im going to install the Goodman 93% Counterflow Furnace...but not until ive...
  9. Yeah....Ten-Four on the weight gain ; I could...

    Yeah....Ten-Four on the weight gain ; I could stand to loose 30 lbs. Ill bet I will once i move to Florida ; high temps and humidity kills my appetite when im working in it. I assume the return...
  10. Have you ever seen a conventional gas or electric...

    Have you ever seen a conventional gas or electric furnace applied to a MH that worked correctly ? I just bought a 1985 MH 24x58' having two trunklines (each 14x4" i believe) .. and id REALLY like to...
  11. Wow...that looks like alot of additional ductwork...

    Wow...that looks like alot of additional ductwork in conjunction with the factory ductwork. What was the ESP on this if youve done it in the past ? Thanks.
  12. Do you run your Flex Duct Helpers from a deeper...

    Do you run your Flex Duct Helpers from a deeper plenum you install cut into the bottom of the duct connector...or....do you run one large flex duct from the bottom of the duct connector into a common...
  13. Been There / Dash , Would a good way of...

    Been There / Dash , Would a good way of running a helper duct be to go right under the trunk duct where the furnace discharges then running it about 3/4 of the way down the trunk and connecting...
  14. Ive noticed that the airflow toward the end of...

    Ive noticed that the airflow toward the end of each trunk duct run is greatly reduced ; can hanging a deep supply plenum on the underside of the trunk duct in the crawlspace where the furnace sits...
  15. Thanks for the tips on measuring. If its not...

    Thanks for the tips on measuring. If its not higher static drives that handle MH duct systems , what makes a MH Furnace different than a conventional one ? How does it handle .8" or higher ?...
  16. Questions about Mobile Home Duct Static Pressure

    Im an HVAC Tech. Havent worked on Mobile Homes but want to start. I understand that these duct systems are higher in static pressure due to thier smaller size (typically 14x4" trunk ducts). ...
  17. I just took a look at Coleman Evcons Manufactured...

    I just took a look at Coleman Evcons Manufactured Housing 90% Downflow gas furnaces, and their short-version spec sheet lists the cfm at "0.3 ESP" ; since Manufactured Homes have a higher static...
  18. Youre the Man ! Thanks.

    Youre the Man ! Thanks.
  19. Yes, I took a peek too on a Goodman 90 plus spec...

    Yes, I took a peek too on a Goodman 90 plus spec sheet and it didnt say one way or the other. Ill take a look at the Coleman and most likely go that route since its designated for MH's. thanks.
  20. Intertherm Mobile Home 15 kw electric furnace...

    Intertherm Mobile Home 15 kw electric furnace with A coil has a 1/3 h.p. motor rated at 4 tons airflow. A Goodman 70,000 95% gas furnace has a 1/2 h.p. rated at 4 tons airflow. Id think if the...
  21. Using a 95% sealed combustion Conventional Furnace in a Mobile Home (?)

    Are conventional 95% gas furnaces , 2 pipe/sealed combustion, permitted for use in Mobile Homes ? If not, why arnt they specifically ? Thanks.
  22. I think something like this is going to be about...

    I think something like this is going to be about all i can do : http://www.garlandco.com/reflective-coatings.html

    I wonder how a roof water spraying system might work (?) . I may experiment with...
  23. Ive got the hvac/duct system well taken care of ;...

    Ive got the hvac/duct system well taken care of ; Id just like to reduce the cooling load for the roof if at all possible.
  24. Looking for ways to reduce the Cooling Load of a black shingled roof in Florida

    I bought a Mobile Home in Florida which has black roof shingles, faces south, with no roof shade. Ive considered installing large sections of sheetmetal to the shingled roof to reflect the sunlight,...
  25. REPLY: I know OF a few Lennox Dealers in my...

    REPLY: I know OF a few Lennox Dealers in my area, but, there isnt any commeraderie amongst HVAC Companys . I find not too many people truly like being in the HVAC Trade in my area , which i think...
  26. Ill have to join the Pro-Group then. But...

    Ill have to join the Pro-Group then. But meantime, ill phone Lennox again tomorrow and try to get thru. Thanks.
  27. Need to know which Run Capacitor for Lennox 10AC60 a/c

    I tried calling Lennox but could never get thru. The defective combo Run Capacitor is not readable ; can someone tell me the MFD/voltage on the Dual Run Capacitor for a Lennox 5 ton a/c Model...
  28. How do you connect a Garden Hose to a Sink Faucet in hi-rise Condos to wash condenser

    Im looking for a universal way to connect a female garden hose connector to a variety of sink faucets in some hi rise condo buildings so I can thoroughly wash a/c condensors located on each balcony....
  29. Thanks...ill have a look in a couple of...

    Thanks...ill have a look in a couple of catalogues.
  30. Spade terminal on Compressor burned away. Any ingenious remedies ?

    I was working on an 8 year old Trane residential a/c today, and discovered the compressors run spade terminal had completely disentigrated on one side and some on the other side ; there isnt enough...
  31. REPLY: Very nice machine. I will look into...

    REPLY: Very nice machine. I will look into getting one. Thanks for telling us about it.
  32. REPLY: What i dont like about the top 2 selling...

    REPLY: What i dont like about the top 2 selling brands is the enormous marketing budget each have whereby a great deal of the consumers money (and contractors money) is going into that nice shiney...
  33. REPLY: My answer was based on water NOT being...

    REPLY: My answer was based on water NOT being available . I use water whenever i can to clean all air cooled Condensors.
  34. REPLY: I use a hand brush with stiff plastic...

    REPLY: I use a hand brush with stiff plastic brittles on flat vertical fins . Trane and Carrier spiney fin Condensors are virtually impossible to clean using a brush 'IF' they are accessible at all...
  35. So...how do YOU clean spiney fin Condensors when theres no water around ?

    I think Spiney Fins Condensors are the worse invention ever in our Trade. They should be outlawed . What method have you found works best when water isnt available ? Special brushes ? Compressed...
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    'You're not finished learning until you're dead....

    'You're not finished learning until you're dead.
    Join RSES!'

    REPLY: For many, the biggest learning experience will come after they are dead and regret sets in.
  37. Attn Trane Rep : Recommended procedure for cleaning Spiney-Fins

    What is the recommended procedure for cleaning your Spiney-Fin Condensor Coils when the a/c's are located on the roofs of 6 story buildings with no water hose hookup available ?
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    REPLY: Its interesting in this site how it shows...

    REPLY: Its interesting in this site how it shows a cooling capacity of only 14.4 tons using 2 recip. water cooling condensing units ; goes to show you that not much mechanical cooling was required...
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    Thanks alot for posting this. Ill give it a look...

    Thanks alot for posting this. Ill give it a look thru. Dave.
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    Even so, isnt ocean water a few hundred feet down...

    Even so, isnt ocean water a few hundred feet down cold enough for cooling ? Surely in the 40's isnt it ?
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    REPLY: I know this is going to be a silly...

    REPLY: I know this is going to be a silly question, but, considering the cold temperature of the seawater at say 1,000 feet below surface...how come they dont design Subs using water-side...
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    REPLY: Thanks for the info. Then obviously with...

    REPLY: Thanks for the info. Then obviously with all that Chiller cooling capacity...it is cooling various equipment, computers, etc..other than just comfort cooling demands. Im sure with the...
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    Is anyone familiar with HVAC on Submarines ?

    I was vacationing in Galveston last week and got to tour a retired WW2 Submarine ; the HVAC system seemed to be a single-zone with supply and return duct running side by side right down the length...
  44. 12 v. 'Air Conditioner' for just $39.95 !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERWaztJdzLQ&feature=related


    Now you can always get cooled and have your beer close by !
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    REPLY: In order to do an accurate comparison,...

    REPLY: In order to do an accurate comparison, youd need to have a KW Useage-Meter hooked up to just the HP , or, at least be able to know exactly how many hours it ran for in a given month (which...
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    REPLY: As you may be aware already, there comes...

    REPLY: As you may be aware already, there comes a point with outside temperature, when its really not advantageous from an efficiency perspective, to run the Heat Pump . Its difficult to determine...
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    Been in the Trade for many years . Goodman and...

    Been in the Trade for many years . Goodman and Trane doesnt have unused holes on their Heat Pack Covers . Ive noticed them on Carrier that are a few years old and newer. I think im going to start...
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    I think William got it right ; these extra...

    I think William got it right ; these extra unused holes are for more elements for higher KW output and they just use the same SLide in Frame. But wouldnt you think theyd plug up the unused holes so...
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    Electric Heat Packages on Air Handlers

    Ive noticed on many brands of Electric Heat Packages for Air Handlers, that there are often numerous holes in the front frame wall of the Heat Package that the Controls are fastened too ; these...
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