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  1. Sorry, I assumed you had a humidifier. 32%...

    Sorry, I assumed you had a humidifier. 32% humidity seems really low. I have a Honeywell steam humidifier (controlled by stat) and it works very well.
  2. Maybe bring the humidity level up to your 43%...

    Maybe bring the humidity level up to your 43% setpoint and then determine if 73F is too cool. I have the same setup in my home, and I had to configure the system to humidify with a fan call, not a...
  3. How is your humidity level? Not sure about Texas,...

    How is your humidity level? Not sure about Texas, but up here in Ontario, 10% either way can be all the difference in comfort.
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    pick-up vs. cargo van

    Does anyone use a pick-up with a utility cap for service? And if so, are there any major problems with this, aside from the obvious reduced space? I am currently using a full size Savana, but need...
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    What type of setup do you currently have, and...

    What type of setup do you currently have, and what improvements would you like to see with a new system?
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    Dude, if you're not satisfied, move on. These...

    Dude, if you're not satisfied, move on. These engineer types ALWAYS overcomplicate things. What exactly are you trying to accomplish with you're house and heating system?
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    Bouyancy? Please explain what you're after.

    Bouyancy? Please explain what you're after.
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    Heat bouancy? Please explain.

    Heat bouancy? Please explain.
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    Top of the stack has a chinese cap, the stack is...

    Top of the stack has a chinese cap, the stack is also higher than anything within 20' or so. When the loading bay doors are opened, the barometric damper starts operating normally, responding to...
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    Knucklehead!

    Got in an arguement today with the chief engineer at a power house regarding the Foster Wheeler boiler I was updating the controls on. The boiler has a 60 foot stack probably about 48" in diameter...
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    Customer is cool, I've saved the day for them...

    Customer is cool, I've saved the day for them alot of times at their various establishments, and I have only charged them for 4 hours for this whole fiasco. The work is done before they open, so it...
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    Are they twinned using a factory kit or are they...

    Are they twinned using a factory kit or are they twinned using field installed isolation relays?
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    Ok, I'll change the tube, even though the system...

    Ok, I'll change the tube, even though the system is working. This is for an excellent customer so I'd feel really bad knowing that the new unit isn't 100%. Thanks for the advice.
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    Can you explain why? This whole fractional...

    Can you explain why? This whole fractional horsepower arena is a little foreign to me, sorry.
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    No, I left cap tube as is.

    No, I left cap tube as is.
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    Now that this box is keeping temp. I have...

    Now that this box is keeping temp. I have observed some bizarre superheat temp. When the unit kicks in at 42F, I have very little superheat for about 1 or 2 minutes then the superheat steadily rises...
  17. Not familliar with the properties of co2, but...

    Not familliar with the properties of co2, but could you pump it out of the vessel into a flat plate heat exchanger then back in? Just thinking about future service/replacement of the evap. If you...
  18. Curious as to how you are going to breach the...

    Curious as to how you are going to breach the pressure vessel with refrigeration piping?
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    Update: changed 1/4 horse 134a to 1/3 horse 22...

    Update: changed 1/4 horse 134a to 1/3 horse 22 unit. New cond. unit puilled the box to 40F from 70F in about 30 min. After reading the link on cap tube operation, I have a better understanding of...
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    Sounds like defrost clock to me too, miss one and...

    Sounds like defrost clock to me too, miss one and you're goin' back!
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    More like right inside the valve!

    More like right inside the valve!
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    I trusted the wholesaler to cross the condensing...

    I trusted the wholesaler to cross the condensing unit, and I checked the compressor numbers myself. You think an SST of 36F is high for a 50+ F box temp.? If I am having cap tube issues would this...
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    OK Guys, did what you recommended, axed sight...

    OK Guys, did what you recommended, axed sight glass and reciever. Ended up getting 11F superheat at the evap., between 26 and 30F at the compressor. SST was at about 36F with a 52F box temp. Head...
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    Superheat? Subcooling? Ambient?

    Superheat? Subcooling? Ambient?
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    You could try closing off the suction service...

    You could try closing off the suction service port while your guages are on, and check with your amp meter the RLA of your compressor. Only let enough gas through that allows the compressor to pull...
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    10-4. Talk to ya tommorrow!

    10-4. Talk to ya tommorrow!
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    Ok guys, tommorrow morning I'm taking out the...

    Ok guys, tommorrow morning I'm taking out the reciever, and we''ll see what happens! Damn, I hope you guys are right! I hate call backs.
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    Do you mean take out the reciever and sight glass?

    Do you mean take out the reciever and sight glass?
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    Are you sure the glass is empty and not full?...

    Are you sure the glass is empty and not full? Almost sounds as though your tx is locked up closed. Any ice on the valve?
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    Either valve will need to be piped in, they work...

    Either valve will need to be piped in, they work on a preset pressure depending on refrigerant used. ex. 180psi for r-22.
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    The unit does have a reciever, and honestly I'm a...

    The unit does have a reciever, and honestly I'm a bit confused as to why this would hurt the situation. I'm not looking at my guages at the moment so I can't tell you what the suction pressure is,...
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    Thanks guys, I've since adjusted the charge for...

    Thanks guys, I've since adjusted the charge for 30F superheat at the compressor, which did bring the head down to about 180 psi, which is still higher than I'd like. However, the unit has been...
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    cond. unit as brand new. If I remove gas the...

    cond. unit as brand new. If I remove gas the sight glass goes 1/2 full. although this obviously lowers the head press.
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    how long to pull down?

    Replaced a 1/4 horse tecumseh air cooled cond. unit today with a 1/4 horse copeland equivalent. It's a cap tube system in a 8' food prep table, using 134a. I vacuumed the system down to 400 microns...
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    An ice covered compressor is NOT good, and no,...

    An ice covered compressor is NOT good, and no, the heat won't hurt your evaporator. Ice anywhere in an A/C system means no superheat which results in liquid slugging. Compressors can't compress...
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    I would disregard comments on duct leakage,...

    I would disregard comments on duct leakage, sizing, etc. The fact is that the old 2 ton unit cycled and the new one does not. There is a problem with the new A/C install. Period. Call someone who's...
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    Wondering if anyone knows the capacity of this...

    Wondering if anyone knows the capacity of this keeprite central air unit model #ssc-28-1e, serial #7401296210? I'm thinking 28000 BTU/H
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    Saddam just e-mailed me and said "If you don't...

    Saddam just e-mailed me and said "If you don't stop bombing my country we're not sending any more cab drivers to America!"
  39. Thread: eggs

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    You guys forgot to ask if the cricket is a fully...

    You guys forgot to ask if the cricket is a fully liscenced
    journeycricket, or a lowly apprentice cricket!
  40. Thread: eggs

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    If it takes 2 1/2 chickens 2 1/2 days to lay 2...

    If it takes 2 1/2 chickens 2 1/2 days to lay 2 1/2 eggs, how long does it take a cricket with a wooden leg to kick the seeds off a dill pickle?
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