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    No. The amp draw is my question. Transformers are...

    No. The amp draw is my question. Transformers are cheap. I think I'll just power the 7 sequencers with two transformers. Thanks.
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    This is electric radiant , not water. I need...

    This is electric radiant , not water. I need sequencers.
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    Therm-O-Disk thermostat amp draw

    I have to re control a house with 7 electric radiant heat zones. He has obsolete sequencers with built in transformers. I am going with those little Therm-O-Disks in an enclosure. One for each...
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    OOPS! He had some on there blocking the whole...

    OOPS! He had some on there blocking the whole bottom half of the unit plus good sections. I forgot to cut it down and put it back on.
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    That was the idea I withheld. It seems like after...

    That was the idea I withheld. It seems like after a bit of run time oil builds someplace, gets drawn back and does it all over again in a clocklike fashion.
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    a/c w/fixed orifice 'hunting' ?

    I have seen txv systems hunt quite often and once, years ago, I saw it with a cap tube system. This system is 5ton R22 with a piston metering device matched coil. I will be going back in a week to...
  7. Thread: Old Janitrol

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    I service a few of these. Real dogs to clean if...

    I service a few of these. Real dogs to clean if not done yearly and you have those cottonwood seeds.
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    Yeah. Wonder what he's up to. Might have taken up...

    Yeah. Wonder what he's up to. Might have taken up model rockets!
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    Mans best friend!

    I installed it years back but it only took about two years for the dog to destroy it. Glad it didn't have aluminum tubing like some units.
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    A lot of the old Lennox units had three! They...

    A lot of the old Lennox units had three! They were getting 75uf probably.
    On those sting programs it's easy pickings for the TV joints. They check around, find out who the shady contractor are and...
  11. I'll have to remember the furnace box idea....

    I'll have to remember the furnace box idea. Sometime I luck out and the client has an old table or workbench by the furnace they let me use. I swear it can knock an hour off an installation!...
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    I use mapp and solder for all my line sets. No...

    I use mapp and solder for all my line sets. No issues.
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    That's it EXACTLY! I mailed her the link for the...

    That's it EXACTLY! I mailed her the link for the one that comes with the remote as well.
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    Remote light switch.

    Does anyone know of a simple remote controlled light switch? I ran power and installed a couple wall fixtures on a clients shed yesterday. To switch the lights from inside her home was more money...
  15. Yep. Happy to have been born in '50.

    Yep. Happy to have been born in '50.
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    WTH! Another even newer model craps a trans...

    WTH! Another even newer model craps a trans before the first set of tires wears out. Pretty sad. Glad this is my last truck. Next vehicle is an Xterra and a move 2k miles SW
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    I would have someone with legal training review...

    I would have someone with legal training review the warranty stipulations about time, regarding what Ford describes as being "reasonable," and take it from there.


    It claims 'reasonable' is...
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    This is a 2011 and the one I had before blew as...

    This is a 2011 and the one I had before blew as well at about 52k. That was probably a 2006 or so. Same E250
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    I have a loaner from my regular guys who...

    I have a loaner from my regular guys who originally towed it to Ford. I just have my basic hand tools and have to go hunt down every little part. Might as well be trying to work out of a car trunk. I...
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    I told him it's my only truck, that the guy at...

    I told him it's my only truck, that the guy at Ford said a month and said no other dealers around could do it any sooner. 2 grand is nothing for them to wash their hands of the whole thing, avoid...
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    Update. Some upper guy from Ford just called....

    Update. Some upper guy from Ford just called. Told me they will do nothing for me because Ford did not make the repairs I would have had to wait a month for. I told him if he can't do anything to...
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    Yeah. Something wrong with Ford trans is what it...

    Yeah. Something wrong with Ford trans is what it is. My last one blew at 61K. I had my guys adda trans cooler which probably helped. The new truck had one from the factory. I doubt it's payload. I...
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    Same year. I bought it new in Feb of '12. Too...

    Same year. I bought it new in Feb of '12. Too late to take someplace else. I had it owed back to my regular guys the day after they towed it to Ford. A week is reasonable. That's what it took on my...
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    Ford transmission again!

    Sucks! My last E250 trans blew out at 62,000 miles. Fast forward, new E250 van trans blows at 31,000 miles. Heres the deal and I am looking for suggestions on a remedy. I may be jumping the gun...
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    Look nice. I guess it's how long they last that's...

    Look nice. I guess it's how long they last that's key. I really don't know how to sharpen bits nor have the right stuff.
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    Bosch daredevil spade bits, Dayum!

    Had to redo the raised garden after the 6x6's finally rotted. I picked one of these 3/4 x 16" up at Home Depot and I gotta say this has to be the best spade style bit I have ever used.
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    Shop-vac 2e200. The thing is wet dry and holds a...

    Shop-vac 2e200. The thing is wet dry and holds a gallon or go. The suction is unreal! Naturally the smaller the vac the faster the filter plugs but typically that's not an issue unless you run into a...
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    For example, a short time ago someone came on...

    For example, a short time ago someone came on here and said if you put nitrogen in a system it will neutralize the chlorine atoms so you could essentially dump it. You can check it out here:

    ...
  29. I'd probably go with a board, especially if it...

    I'd probably go with a board, especially if it was giving you a code you know was not the problem. What I have done on occasion with something like this is I just tell them let's try the board, I'll...
  30. cfm, static pressure, blahh blah.........Yes do...

    cfm, static pressure, blahh blah.........Yes do it. I can promise you there will be no measurable loss in output in gph that are even worth giving two seconds thought over.
  31. Thread: Boiler

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    I'd for sure try repacking it first. You don't...

    I'd for sure try repacking it first. You don't know what can of can of worms you'll be opening. Also if you don't have a spud wrench you better bring one if you plan on getting into replacing the...
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    That first one is the one I was thinking about....

    That first one is the one I was thinking about. Yep.
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    Guys need to check that forum similar to this...

    Guys need to check that forum similar to this one. All flashlights, all day even including modification projects. Kinda fun browsing the topics the flashlight heads post.
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    As others have said. It's the possibility of...

    As others have said. It's the possibility of fumes, flame rollout etc. Had a guy once that came home just in time to save his family. Very, very odd setup and I have only seen one. FORCED AIR radiant...
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    Hey, us guys in Illinois are sitting on our a$$...

    Hey, us guys in Illinois are sitting on our a$$ too even with these 17 and below temps. I can't even fathom what an idiot I would look like calling up clients and suggesting it's a good time to get...
  36. I agree. Shut it down and have the meter locked....

    I agree. Shut it down and have the meter locked. In some cases the home owner has to suffer for being this stupid as well.
  37. Installer wins prize for a method I would not...

    Installer wins prize for a method I would not have thought of in a million years. Use plumbing vent as flue pipe.
  38. Thread: Just for fun

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    I can see why it would run awhile. Guessing you...

    I can see why it would run awhile. Guessing you had enough draft to get it running and after a bit of time you lost some. It's the clockwork thing that had me
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    I'm trying to think of one time I have not been...

    I'm trying to think of one time I have not been told this no matter what I called about.
  40. Thread: Just for fun

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    Yep. If the house is at temp and there is no...

    Yep. If the house is at temp and there is no great heating call that day trying to keep up that could be a cause. Seems it would almost be like clockwork. The question/problem has info missing.
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    Why? I have replaced two in as many years as they...

    Why? I have replaced two in as many years as they have been in use. One was broke, one I broke.
  42. Thank your govt for demanding seers that require...

    Thank your govt for demanding seers that require coils so high you have to jack up the house or lower the basement. Every time these nitwits start their feel goods they screw things up. Idiots!

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  43. Might be cavitation

    Might be cavitation
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    Whatever you can do to have the least amount of...

    Whatever you can do to have the least amount of heat blowing under that cooler
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    Has anyone had a problem with static electricity?...

    Has anyone had a problem with static electricity? I have never killed a board by taking it out of the box.

    Nope, never.
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    hmmm the most common things I have ever seen...

    hmmm the most common things I have ever seen screw up a board was a low volt short and you have a fuse for that. I have installed tons of Rheem/Ruud and have only replaced a few boards in fifteen...
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    Do it.

    Do it.
  48. Be lucky to get 5 years out of any new overpriced...

    Be lucky to get 5 years out of any new overpriced B&G stuff now
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    Wow! I've gotten free zoned often but never got...

    Wow! I've gotten free zoned often but never got burns like that. News to me.
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    I do them more as a service to my clients. In...

    I do them more as a service to my clients. In reality you are supposed to be a licensed plumber to do those in my area which I am not. With remodels and new construction down I am seeing more...
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