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    Oh man, I am in Cleveland and that is how mine...

    Oh man, I am in Cleveland and that is how mine was wired. I put in a programmable stat and wanted to run C to the stat using an available extra wire. I looked at the terminal strip and nothing was...
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    The CU wiring is from 1984. Hadn't thought about...

    The CU wiring is from 1984. Hadn't thought about grounding through the lineset. Don't think I'd want the fault current traveling that route if the compressor were to short to ground.
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    I'm not sure. If that means a third wire, I...

    I'm not sure. If that means a third wire, I don't think so. If it means a connector that has a grounding lug attached, then no -- there is nothing connected to the unit's grounding lug. But it is...
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    Question re grounding of condensing unit

    The wiring for my condensing unit contains no separate ground wire, just the two line wires. It runs in hard conduit from the main panel to the disconnect, and then in liquidtight from the...
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    Thermostat for the elderly

    My parents are in their early 80s. Some years ago, they had installed a Carrier furnace with at least two stages for heat (not sure how many cooling stages), as well as a humidifier. It came with a...
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    Thanks! A tech is coming out today.

    Thanks! A tech is coming out today.
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    Have this serial written down: 34901LA60

    Have this serial written down: 34901LA60
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    VS motor question

    My (rather elderly) parents have a Carrier furnace with a VS motor. When there is a call for heat, the furnace fires up but the fan never comes on, resulting in the furnace shutting down on limit. ...
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    Thanks. But I'd prefer a programmable.

    Thanks. But I'd prefer a programmable.
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    Occasional air circulation?

    I'm facing the same issue (wanting occasional but not continuous air circulation). I'm thinking of having a VisionPro 8000 put in, but in reading up on this, it seems that some people have problems...
  11. Hadn't heard about this. Actually, I just bought...

    Hadn't heard about this. Actually, I just bought an NSI 3000 to replace a CO Experts that had reached its end-of-life. But what can a guy at CPSC do about this?
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    That is funny.

    That is funny.
  13. I'm not sure if bankputcy proceedings put on hold...

    I'm not sure if bankputcy proceedings put on hold cases where GM has been sued for injuries in accidents, but "absconding their responsibilities toward safety issues"? Just because someone sues GM...
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    I thought the standard fiberglass filters were...

    I thought the standard fiberglass filters were made specifcally for protecting the equipment, not filtering the air. Wouldn't they be enough to protect the coil from dirt? If not, what can someone...
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    I wouldn't do it if it were my system. Assuming...

    I wouldn't do it if it were my system. Assuming that the pressure drop (airflow restriction) of stacking 4 or 5 of those is the sum of the pressure drop of each individual filter, the resulting...
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    Who the court believes as to what? Whether you...

    Who the court believes as to what? Whether you gave consent? If an officer asks to search, and you decline, and the officer does not otherwise have reasonable suspicion or probable cause to seach...
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    I follow this stuff pretty closely, and I have...

    I follow this stuff pretty closely, and I have never seen a case where a court held that refusal of consent constitutes reasonable suspicion.
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    Gas valve question (not DIY)

    My furnace uses a Robertshaw 7000 BKER gas valve and a Robertshaw SP715A ignition control (intermittent pilot), which replaced the original SP710 that failed. I was browsing through the literature...
  19. Thread: The neighbors

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    Damn. And I thought I had it bad because the...

    Damn. And I thought I had it bad because the lady next door (who is convinced that my family and I are out to make her life miserable and know all her business) last week accused me of having put up...
  20. Thread: 9mm or not?

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    What exactly constitutes a "gun nutty"? Let's...

    What exactly constitutes a "gun nutty"? Let's have a precise definition, please.
  21. Thread: bad caps

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    When did they outlaw PCB's? My 1984 Rheem CU...

    When did they outlaw PCB's? My 1984 Rheem CU still has the original run caps.
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    Isn't that the Granger Rd. exit in Garfield Hts.?...

    Isn't that the Granger Rd. exit in Garfield Hts.? Too close to home for comfort.
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    There is a happy medium somewhere. Back in 1999,...

    There is a happy medium somewhere. Back in 1999, before I joined this board, I questioned my service company (a one-man shop who operates out of his home) as to why it cost $200 for the two hours it...
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    Yep, it doesn't take much. Though I have always...

    Yep, it doesn't take much. Though I have always been extra careful to shut off power, one day I was changing out a simple light switch (120v) and had pulled the wrong fuse. Grabbed one lead in each...
  25. The aluminum Romex is a nice touch.

    The aluminum Romex is a nice touch.
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    Umm... is there a question in here? Have you...

    Umm... is there a question in here? Have you done the basic diagnostics on your "customer's" furnace?
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    Well, according to the worksheet, based on four...

    Well, according to the worksheet, based on four kids, a non-employed spouse, and substantial itemized deductions based on ridiculously high state and local income, as well as property, taxes...
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    I could never figure out how they calculate...

    I could never figure out how they calculate withholding based on the number of exemptions on the W-4. Every year I go through the W-4 worksheet to maximize exemptions (to minimize the amount...
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    Call it naivete, but that anyone can tolerate...

    Call it naivete, but that anyone can tolerate living like this never ceases to amaze me.
  30. Thread: 9mm or not?

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    Well, although it certanily is unlikely that...

    Well, although it certanily is unlikely that private firearms ownership is what has to date dissuaded a foreign invasion, one can't help but wonder if in the future it might be the factor that tips...
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    Huge storm in Cleveland in the summer of '93. ...

    Huge storm in Cleveland in the summer of '93. Trees and power lines down everywhere. Parts of the city were without power for up to a week. I lived on the 20th floor of an apartment building and...
  32. I was thinking the same thing as I was reading...

    I was thinking the same thing as I was reading through these. Mine was a Radio Shack 65-in-1 kit. The thing was in a wooden case. I got it around 1972 or 73.
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    Type B (double wall) vent pipe must have minimum...

    Type B (double wall) vent pipe must have minimum 1" clearance from combustibles.
  34. Thread: Thank You

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    I never ceased to be amused by HO's (of which I...

    I never ceased to be amused by HO's (of which I am one) that get irritated because they can't get DIY advice here. There's plenty of DIY sites out there if they want to roll those dice.
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    And the pipe doesn't look like it's 6 inches from...

    And the pipe doesn't look like it's 6 inches from the wood, either.
  36. Thread: A new low

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    The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka planned to...

    The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka planned to protest the funerals of the five Amish girls killed earlier this week. They later backed down after a syndicated radio talk show host offered them an...
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    Yep. And if the boss is the type of guy he's...

    Yep. And if the boss is the type of guy he's described to be, if he hasn't slept well it's out of liability worries rather than out of concern for the well-being of his worker. And although...
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    I had a similar issue with my Honeywell (CT3300)....

    I had a similar issue with my Honeywell (CT3300). When I called Honeywell about this, they said that when there is a substantial change in setting (i.e., from a setback point, like when you're gone...
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    It's a furnace. It's possible they may have some...

    It's a furnace. It's possible they may have some dampers or registers closed, too.
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    Around 4 1/2 years ago, may parents had a new...

    Around 4 1/2 years ago, may parents had a new Carrier system installed, which included a VS motor. Around a year later, the motor failed but was replaced under warranty. A few weeks ago it failed...
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    My central AC lineset has 5/8" nom. (3/4" OD)...

    My central AC lineset has 5/8" nom. (3/4" OD) suction line. But the armaflex that is on it is for 3/4" nom (7/8" OD) tubing. This leaves a small 1/8" gap running the entire length of the lineset. ...
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    ... but you apparently already knew that. In any...

    ... but you apparently already knew that. In any event, most major office supply stores and big box electronics/computer shops carry these, although I suspect that they will be harder to find as...
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    What you need are discs that are specifically...

    What you need are discs that are specifically labeled as "music" or "audio."
  44. Thread: Lawyer's

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    Isn't it funny that people bash lawyers, but when...

    Isn't it funny that people bash lawyers, but when it comes to their own attorney, it's a different story? Sure there are some lawyers whose conduct leaves much to be desired, but knocking the...
  45. Thread: How many times

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    Four kids 10 and under + an unrelentingly...

    Four kids 10 and under + an unrelentingly orthodox Roman Catholic spouse = done at age 45.
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    No, that's in one year... coffee time.

    No, that's in one year... coffee time.
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    1974 Pontiac LeMans with a 350... 8 mpg

    1974 Pontiac LeMans with a 350... 8 mpg
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    I think what they meant was that the new system...

    I think what they meant was that the new system and CO alarms were installed immediately following the incidient.
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    On my Kenmore/Whirlpool direct drive, I've...

    On my Kenmore/Whirlpool direct drive, I've noticed that if you interrupt the drain cycle by raising the lid, the washer will begin to spin when the lid is put back down, even though it's not done...
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    I'm not at home right now, but I think there's...

    I'm not at home right now, but I think there's about only 2-3" between the furnace and the return drop.
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