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  1. Word!

    Word!
  2. thanks...I actually have that one already, just...

    thanks...I actually have that one already, just downloaded before I posted here.
    My problem is this 2 of 2 old pile systems I have ever worked on and all in the last 2 weeks.
    I just don't have the...
  3. having a problem with old thermopile systems

    I have been blessed with 2 old thermopile gas valve systems to work on.
    I am having trouble trying find out why this one system won't light.

    here it is:
    1. Pilot is lit and thermopile is being...
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    good idea!

    good idea!
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    or try a controls company. with your computer ...

    or try a controls company. with your computer background, you would be a good hvac controls trainee.
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    Dude that sucks, but I agree about turning them...

    Dude that sucks, but I agree about turning them in. But don't expect to go back there again to fix them.:whistle:

    I'm convinced that the public has little or no respect for the hvac...
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    need a TABB cert. practice exam

    me and some folks from my sheetmetal local are taking the TABB cert test next month, however TABB is not offering the online practice exams right now.

    Does anyone have an old hard copy of a TABB...
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    If I was you, I would join the pipe fitters union...

    If I was you, I would join the pipe fitters union and go for service...since J.W. Danforth is a prime fitting company, they have nearly 100% of all union hvac service work.
    Trust me...I'm in the...
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    while we're talking about these systems...I was...

    while we're talking about these systems...I was just looking at a house that may be a candidate for a mini-split, however it would need multiple head units, like possibly
    like possibly 5 or 6. I...
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    good feed back guys, thanks!

    good feed back guys, thanks!
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    I like it! I have a question...that furnace...

    I like it!
    I have a question...that furnace box looks small in comparison to the ductwork, did it get sized for ac or heat? and what max CFM did it get sized to?
    also what is the return size?
    ...
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    going back to the oversized furnace short...

    going back to the oversized furnace short cycling...couldn't he just lower the btu output through the gas valve.

    manufacturers recommend 2-4 in wc, but 2 would work in that situation...right?
  13. So what you're saying is if I buy this tip and...

    So what you're saying is if I buy this tip and connect it to my cheapo digi manometer, I'll be on my way to measuring static pressures??
  14. measuring air duct static pressure with a digital manometer

    Hey Dudes,
    I can't afford to buy a good tester to measure air flow or static pressure however, I have an off brand digital manometer I bought a few years back to adjust gas valves. it measures...
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    WOW! You are doing alot of big heavy work! ...

    WOW!
    You are doing alot of big heavy work! 20T, 15T units...thats nothing to turn your nose up to!! In fact that's exactly what the SHeet Metal Workers Union does!!

    If I was you , I would go...
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    tell us what you do on a daily basis to support...

    tell us what you do on a daily basis to support your facility?? also what equipment do you work on??
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    Yo! Hows things in wisconsin? whats your...

    Yo! Hows things in wisconsin? whats your specialty?
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    I stand by my rigid 18v lithium ion battery...

    I stand by my rigid 18v lithium ion battery set!!!
    go orange!
    actually I have had the standard battery set for over 6 years now and just recently bought 2 heavy duty 18v lith-ion replacement...
  19. Tankless water heaters and flo-check valves

    I just installed my 1st tankless hot water heater this weekend and it gave me an idea about flo-check valves.

    We are still having an issue with getting hot water to remote areas like the bathroom...
  20. what type of plwood backer for tankless

    guys,
    I'm puttitng in my first high efficiency tankless water heater this coming week and I want to put up a plywood backer to start the wall field.

    Does anyone know of any pre-existing...
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    I just sold a system to my friend with a similar...

    I just sold a system to my friend with a similar house...built in 50's with the returns on the outside wall and supplies on inside wall...minimal insulation,
    1200 sq ft on first floor with (6) 6"...
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    Condensate line into floor slab

    Hello,
    Out here in Buffalo, Ny residential hvac companies have been drilling holes in the slab next to the furnace, testing the hole for proper drainage and then running all the furnace and a/c...
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    Dude! I didn't understand a word you just said! ...

    Dude! I didn't understand a word you just said!
    how about english for us lamen.
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    I know how you feel man...but I'm still waiting...

    I know how you feel man...but I'm still waiting for that call for that job!!

    From my limited prior commercial RTU experience, I can give some advice because I actually completey understand how you...
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    I like the idea for nothing more than a quite...

    I like the idea for nothing more than a quite start-up and flat line operations.
    It's like the cars we drove when we were younger...and crazier! Those poor transmissions didn't stand a chance.now...
  26. I didn't realize the air coming off a standard...

    I didn't realize the air coming off a standard furnace (without the high temp limit shutoff) could actually start evap crap on fire!!
    I was assuming the air was not thathot for this exact reason....
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    thanks oldschoolmech! the nice about being union...

    thanks oldschoolmech!
    the nice about being union is...you don't lose your job, you just have to wait for the next one.
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    :whistle:Check Ricki over at Sunnyvale Trailer...

    :whistle:Check Ricki over at Sunnyvale Trailer Park, he probably traded Cory and Trevor for some smokes!!
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    need schematics for popular RTU's

    Hey all,
    I'm studying up on some of the popular RTU's and I need some input.

    Does anyone have any pdf schematics for some of the more popular RTU's??

    I would prefer something older and newer...
  30. ....actually, I am still crawling!!

    ....actually, I am still crawling!!
  31. Out here in the Buffalo area, union pipefitters...

    Out here in the Buffalo area, union pipefitters are doing all the big commercial service work. They have relationships set up with Johnson Controls.

    If you want to move forward with your pro...
  32. So what was the actual problem with the white...

    So what was the actual problem with the white wires?
    Sounds like to made a logical decision...and how could it have been working with wires just floating around inside?
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    WOW! you guys aren't kidding about veto products!...

    WOW! you guys aren't kidding about veto products!

    I watched the tech LC video and it's pretty impressive!

    What I like best about the Veto lineup is they don't give you much room in the bags...
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    Thats not the first time I heard someone post...

    Thats not the first time I heard someone post about shying away from putting ducts in attics...
    I guess I didn't even think about it because out here in the Buffalo area, we install a/c in attics...
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    I'll see ya out there! Duff's wings Rule!!!!

    I'll see ya out there!
    Duff's wings Rule!!!!
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    Is it just me or... every time i plan to buy a...

    Is it just me or...
    every time i plan to buy a new tool bag I say to myself "ok, this is it...this is the bag of all bags that will revolutionize the way I work!
    THen.....it gets filled up with...
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    pete954, when it comes to side jobs for buds,...

    pete954,
    when it comes to side jobs for buds, you can't go wrong with doing the right thing, especially if your working for 30 packs!!

    I would connect a new insulated trunk line to the unit and...
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    New Jersey, It is my humble opinion that since...

    New Jersey,
    It is my humble opinion that since you already have the natural vented hot water heater tucked away in a closed off room, the only thing left to do is cut in a make-up air duct into the...
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    lets see some pics!! "Men's tool bags are like...

    lets see some pics!!

    "Men's tool bags are like ladie's shoes...we have a few of every style" !!
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    I call myself "J-thetechwizard" because I have...

    I call myself "J-thetechwizard" because I have made it through "EW" school and 4 years of the NAV...HVAC school, years of residential and light commercial work and over 10 years in retail telcom.......
  41. P.S.S. Nice catch tangogreen...that comptia...

    P.S.S.
    Nice catch tangogreen...that comptia website is sweet! I am going to refresh myself and hopefully learn a few new things...thanks!!
  42. P.S. Looking back, the last company I worked for...

    P.S.
    Looking back, the last company I worked for issued us all laptops that didn't have db-9 serial ports....they only had 2 usb ports and that was it!

    So we all had to go out and buy (at first)...
  43. I worked in the retail telecom industry for...

    I worked in the retail telecom industry for almost 12 years.
    although I have not yet worked in hvac controls, I keep my eyes and ears open very wide!

    they will teach you all the proprietary info...
  44. I can now post here so I wanted to see if you...

    I can now post here so I wanted to see if you found out any new info on your case???

    like I said before, I had overcharged an r410 system and it started to shake, rattle and roll something bad....
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    I was interviewing for a local DDC control...

    I was interviewing for a local DDC control company here in Buffalo, I didn't have any prior DDC experience but I am versed in HVAC and telecom so I gave it a try!
    so I found online a DDC tutorial...
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    hey.. I was just thinking... since a scroll...

    hey.. I was just thinking... since a scroll compressor actually compresses gas as it turns, then couldn't we tell the rotation by observing the vertical placement of the inlet and outlet ports...
  47. Thread: ???

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    yeah right!?? what was the call for?? what...

    yeah right!??

    what was the call for??
    what would you do if you had to pull the one unit...replace it with a heavy bag of sand...watch out for the large rolling ball over your head!! LOL
  48. I agree with "six"! before you go out with your...

    I agree with "six"!
    before you go out with your boss, get on your computer and whip up an excel spread sheet checklist of a typical residentail service call.

    start with the customer's name and...
  49. I'm surprised your even doing service in the...

    I'm surprised your even doing service in the field as a new tech.
    I spent 3.5 years a t a residential light commercial company as an installer and did service 1 day...its the old crawl before you...
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    are you going to specialize? I am dumbfounded...

    are you going to specialize?
    I am dumbfounded by the number of different specialized niches in this industry, I thought I knew some stuff having mastered residential and light commercial...
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