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    Sorry....no stats here. I might regret doing...

    Sorry....no stats here. I might regret doing this, but I have to let you guys know, I have the Parker/Carrier PC Command Center software up on E-bay at the moment. All 3 5.25" disks (yep, you read...
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    I know you checked the charge! I would almost...

    I know you checked the charge! I would almost bet you'll also find the unit with twice the charge needed...that's the first solution for somebody with this skill level.

    I've found several with...
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    Holy Shnit!

    Just when I thought the hacks were getting contained, now we can look forward to garbage like this?

    Now I'll have to rethink NuCalgon's place in my inventory....

    Don
  4. Thread: The Breck Girl

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    Sorry to sound like a putz. I'm really pist...

    Sorry to sound like a putz. I'm really pist regarding our current situation, and didn't pay attention to the forum name I was posting to. Shot from the hip and got kicked in the lip....

    I'm...
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    Lusker, You are a man among men. ...

    Lusker,

    You are a man among men. Unfortunately, not all employers are as easy going and thoughtful as you are. My last employer, I could not give him notice without covering my arse. He had...
  6. Thread: HVAC School

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    ACCA is the way to go! It is a 4 year...

    ACCA is the way to go! It is a 4 year apprenticeship program and starts with basic electricity, safety, tools, and goes up to EXV's, VVT, etc.

    Criteria for joining: Must be employed in the trade,...
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    Bollocks! Ever heard of a "forced main"? ...

    Bollocks! Ever heard of a "forced main"? Believe me, they'll spew. Ever seen a main blockage in a high rise? Pull the cleanout plug. Ga 'head. See if it doesn't surpass "spew" as an adjective,...
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    Derrick, Goodman aside (heh), not a bad...

    Derrick,

    Goodman aside (heh), not a bad install for someone new in the trade. As a matter of fact, it looks pretty damned good for a newbie from Apt maintenance! (That's where I learned to burn...
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    How about not saying anything, going to the...

    How about not saying anything, going to the training. When you return, if you change companies, be a stand up guy and arrange for re-imbursement to your current employer. Talk it over with your...
  10. Thread: Bldgcode1

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    Nope. As a matter of fact, until a couple of...

    Nope. As a matter of fact, until a couple of years ago, DC used the SSN as a drivers license number.

    Common sense will tell you not to reveal it to anybody that doesn't need it, lest you wind up...
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    That's too bad. A product I may have tried by...

    That's too bad. A product I may have tried by discovery through proper channels will probably never end up in my truck because of a simple minded spammer.

    Bugger off, salesman. Buy an ad, and...
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    hvac69 is correct, it is a ductless system. ...

    hvac69 is correct, it is a ductless system. BUT....I seem to recall that you can hook up to 4 evaporators (wall units) to the same condensor, depending on make/model.

    That's a *tad* bit more...
  13. Thread: The Breck Girl

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    What a shame that politics and the cretin therein...

    What a shame that politics and the cretin therein have sunk so low as to dwell on how a man combs his hair.

    Talk issues, and elevate the thought process. Picking on an idiosyncrasy is both naive...
  14. Thread: Political Humor 2

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    Dick Cheney.....

    Dick Cheney.....
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    I hope you did the right thing and relocated the...

    I hope you did the right thing and relocated the power feed inside the suction line insulation. The ambulance lights will alert you to your next service call....

    nah...some code enforcement...
  16. Thread: Wrong eliminator?

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    Odd. Was this pic taken after the cleanup and...

    Odd. Was this pic taken after the cleanup and before the repair? I would expect to see oil dripping off of the light fixtures.....

    cdp3
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    For the newbie guy to help understand.... ...

    For the newbie guy to help understand....

    Concentric-think "a pipe inside a larger pipe. Outer is intake, inner is exhaust"

    Hope that helps somewhat.

    cdp3
  18. Thread: Service this...

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    Really? I did not know that! (Honestly-no...

    Really? I did not know that! (Honestly-no sarcasm here).

    That may explain why on occasion I have found incorrectly sized nozzles in relatively new furnaces. I always attributed it to mechanics...
  19. Thread: Pulse

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    The Pulse *Rocked*! It's big drawback was the...

    The Pulse *Rocked*! It's big drawback was the very tight venting specs and lack of knowhow on the part of most mechanics. Oh, and that damned spark plug that you needed rubber arms or their >ahem<...
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    I worked light commercial in northern Virginia...

    I worked light commercial in northern Virginia for about a year and saw quite a bit of this. Ran *many* no heat calls for fresh move ins. Usually there was a rather hefty gas bill attached to the...
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    Was it possibly one of those cases where the...

    Was it possibly one of those cases where the employee bootlegs the job under the companies name, and when problems arise, the company (who never saw a dime of the job) tells 'em they're on their own....
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    This reminds me of the Rheem/Ruud outdoor...

    This reminds me of the Rheem/Ruud outdoor coils-the little rectangular units that *never* get properly disassembled and cleaned. You know it immediately when you pull the cover off to check the...
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    Haji7, Email me with the name of this company...

    Haji7,

    Email me with the name of this company if you would. I'm curious, as I live in the Wash. DC area. I can take a few guesses (and probably get in 3 or less), but I don't want to possibly...
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    Let me guess.....Home Despot parking lot???? ...

    Let me guess.....Home Despot parking lot????

    cdp3
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    Hardtime, Check into "Motormasters" and head...

    Hardtime,

    Check into "Motormasters" and head pressure cycling switches. ICM makes a nice little unit that wires in fairly simply. All it does is slow down the condensor fan to allow the head...
  26. Thread: manifolds

    by cdp3
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    Off the top of my head, I don't see a problem...

    Off the top of my head, I don't see a problem (mechanically) as long as all of your sealing rings etc. in the gauges *and* manifold are non reactive to the various refrigerants and oils, and that...
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    And THAT is exactly why I left my corporate "we...

    And THAT is exactly why I left my corporate "we fix stuff" HVAC company about 1 1/2 years ago. We had 17 mechanics in our shop, of which 4 knew how to correctly troubleshoot equipment. The others...
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    As previously indicated, you have touched on 2...

    As previously indicated, you have touched on 2 problems.

    First-CO. ALL furnaces produce trace amounts of CO, and there is an acceptable threshold (below 100ppm) in my area. Brand new furnaces,...
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    Greets! Be careful with the high MERV rating...

    Greets!

    Be careful with the high MERV rating filters. Static pressure and temperature rise are very important. Here's a quick, simple test to check if your filter is too restrictive.

    Run...
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    6000 cfm? Contact Boeing and see if they have...

    6000 cfm? Contact Boeing and see if they have any spare engines laying around...

    Sorry....couldn't resist.

    And I don't have an answer to your question-I don't deal with HRV's that much.

    cdp3
  31. Thread: disc humidifiers

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    The disc humidifiers are (in this area) as...

    The disc humidifiers are (in this area) as extinct as velociraptors. Parts-heh!

    If you need a humidifier for your home-and the key word is NEED-then consult your local HVAC/R contractor for...
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    Karalina, For your new home, consult a Design...

    Karalina,

    For your new home, consult a Design Specialist (usually employed by a quality HVAC/R company and estimates are free) regarding your new home. Be prepared! Have drawings at the ready. ...
  33. Thread: Pureatech?

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    Pureatech Gotcha

    NeedFilters,

    Contact your local HVAC/R company and ask their advice. Asking here in the forums won't help you much, as many of us are fortunate enough we have never *seen* this modern marvel of...
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    Starters

    Jennifer,

    My math tells me that a 300 CFM fan in a 31000 cu. ft. building will result in a *103* minute turnover time, and for dehumidification, this is more than inadequate. On top of this,...
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