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    Do you have the original video? It would be fun...

    Do you have the original video? It would be fun to hear the audio.
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    I don't know anything about rental houses, but if...

    I don't know anything about rental houses, but if you have to tear out all of the carpet, consider putting in hardwood floors or some kind of cheap vinyl stuff that looks like hardwood floors. I...
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    Rectorseal #5 is the gold standard. It's what...

    Rectorseal #5 is the gold standard. It's what your great grandpa used before electric pipe machines were invented. T+2 is pretty much the same thing, except it has this fancy new ingredient in it...
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    Hell, I'd settle for diffusers that were actually...

    Hell, I'd settle for diffusers that were actually aimed at the windshield in a way that made sense. You know when part of your wiper freezes up and then you only have a tiny part of it that actually...
  5. Maybe those 2 bottles of booze up there were...

    Maybe those 2 bottles of booze up there were supposed to be for you. They knew that after having to deal with their ice machine, you'd need them. :yes:
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    By this logic, no car should have anything that...

    By this logic, no car should have anything that won't work all night long when the engine isn't running. Certainly not a defroster, heater, or air conditioning. What's the point of anything?
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    About 60% of refrigerant leaks are because of...

    About 60% of refrigerant leaks are because of loose valve cores.
  8. That's awesome! It looks like it's holding up...

    That's awesome! It looks like it's holding up the shelf.
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    It sounds like you're on the right track. A...

    It sounds like you're on the right track. A thermostat located near a bunch of lights or a coffee maker or a copy machine or a computer or a bunch of electronics or located on an outside wall or in...
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    I'm with 54regcab on this one. Hooking up only...

    I'm with 54regcab on this one. Hooking up only to W1 should cause that unit to only run in low stage. I don't think it has a timer or anything to kick it into 2nd stage. The only way 2nd stage can...
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    If your talking about internal bypass valves,...

    If your talking about internal bypass valves, most systems have them to keep the discharge pressure from getting too high. When it gets too high, you will hear a hissing sound and the pressures will...
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    This might be headed towards forbidden DIY...

    This might be headed towards forbidden DIY territory, but make sure your thermostat cable has the extra wire in it that you'll need. Also, there could be a dip switch on the furnace's control board...
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    It might or might not be, depending on the...

    It might or might not be, depending on the furnace. Most newer 2 stage furnaces can be configured to work in both stages with just W1 hooked up. In that case it will start up in first stage, and...
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    You aren't going to wreck the bearing seals by...

    You aren't going to wreck the bearing seals by doing it that way. That's because the holes where the dude says to squirt the oil into are no where near the bearings. The guy found some random holes...
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    120k is a lot of btu's for a furnace. Closing...

    120k is a lot of btu's for a furnace. Closing dampers like you plan to do would probably cause your furnace to overheat and shut down, and/or damage your ECM blower motor as it speeds up to try to...
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    I agree. It's the start up that's hardest on...

    I agree. It's the start up that's hardest on everything. The fewer number of cycles, the better.
  17. Have you paid the gas bill?

    Have you paid the gas bill?
  18. Also try replacing the heat exchanger, induced...

    Also try replacing the heat exchanger, induced draft motor, control board, and all related wiring and gas piping. Don't call a real tech because they're a rip-off. Good luck. :cheers:
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    I'm pretty sure you need an outdoor sensor...

    I'm pretty sure you need an outdoor sensor installed in order to read the outdoor temperature. I don't think it can pull the temperature from the internet for some reason. Most of the "Infinity"...
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    My guess is the same type of magnets as all...

    My guess is the same type of magnets as all motors have, only they are in different places.
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    I would say both trades are similar to get in to....

    I would say both trades are similar to get in to. Go to trade school, then find job.

    Like you mentioned, with the union you usually have to find out about the one week per year when they are...
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    :grin2:

    :grin2:
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    I think the code says something about stuff...

    I think the code says something about stuff needing to be done in a "neat and workmanlike manner". I don't think the "plumber" would have much leg to stand on if an inspector said to fix it.
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    I'm surprised something that small is even...

    I'm surprised something that small is even repairable. I'm guessing it uses about a duck's fart's worth of refrigerant. How do you charge up something that small? Weigh it in as best as you can...
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    So that thing has 3 terminals on it, where do...

    So that thing has 3 terminals on it, where do they go to? Are there start components on it? What does the run capacitor look like? Is this thing really 24V, or are you just messing with us?
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    I depends on what you are trying to do. Are you...

    I depends on what you are trying to do. Are you talking about 2 completely separate air handlers on separate duct systems that run off of separate thermostats? If so, I would just make sure each...
  27. R12 and Hotshot aren't the same thing. If your...

    R12 and Hotshot aren't the same thing. If your tech thought R12 might have been in there, he shouldn't have tried to put Hotshot on top of it. Yeah, I know people do stuff like this, and it...
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    LOL, I think that was done by the same guy who...

    LOL, I think that was done by the same guy who made this...

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f4/The_Scream.jpg/220px-The_Scream.jpg

    Maybe we should give him a break though, he...
  29. Just for future reference, it's not OK to "top...

    Just for future reference, it's not OK to "top off" a system with a different refrigerant than what was in there. If you don't have the same kind, you should recover what's in there and then you can...
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    Sounds logical to me. I agree that your plummer...

    Sounds logical to me. I agree that your plummer sounds like a douche-bag. Yes, rigid aluminum venting is usually best for dryers, and it should be sloped upwards the entire way from your dryer to...
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    You can tell it is uncased by the picture you put...

    You can tell it is uncased by the picture you put up. A cased coil will come with a box around it made out of sheet metal that's painted up to match your furnace and will look something like this......
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    To expand on what 54regcab is getting at, is the...

    To expand on what 54regcab is getting at, is the outdoor unit newer than the indoor coil? If so, maybe that's what your contractor was talking about. Newer systems need larger coils (both inside...
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    Sounds like a mess. If your plan is to cool the...

    Sounds like a mess. If your plan is to cool the house by running a kitchen exhaust fan, I don't think it's going to work. That will just cause warm outside air to infiltrate through your house in...
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    Defrost timers are fairly common to find on...

    Defrost timers are fairly common to find on coolers. They shouldn't have anything to do with the fans, though.
  35. Are you talking about a fireplace type of thing? ...

    Are you talking about a fireplace type of thing? If so, as long as it is properly vented everything should be ok.

    At first, I thought you were talking about a gas oven/range. Just for the...
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    Air is already mostly nitrogen. About 78%...

    Air is already mostly nitrogen. About 78% according to what I just looked up.
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    How do you get a tire to be filled with only...

    How do you get a tire to be filled with only nitrogen? I would think that in order to do so, the tire would have to be mounted by a guy in an astronaut suit in a room that was sucked down to a 500...
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    The reason you have condensation on the intake...

    The reason you have condensation on the intake pipe is because its colder than the dew point of your basement air. No, I don't think the condensation would also be on the inside of the pipe.
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    When you say OEM start capacitor, do you really...

    When you say OEM start capacitor, do you really mean run capacitor? A hard start kit is not a replacement for a run capacitor, they are 2 different things.
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    Is your 140k furnace actually burning 140k btus...

    Is your 140k furnace actually burning 140k btus worth of gas? The method that you invented does seem like it might get you fairly close to figuring out how many btu's you are using. I would...
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    Do you have any used tire shops in Florida? Do...

    Do you have any used tire shops in Florida? Do you think that the tires that people buy from those used tire shops are all under 8 years old? If tires really were dangerous after 8 years, do you...
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    Was your spare a full sized exact match to the...

    Was your spare a full sized exact match to the tires that came on your van when it was new, or was it a temporary emergency use only deal? I've never heard of anyone being paranoid of using a brand...
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    All refrigerants will work with POE oil. Along...

    All refrigerants will work with POE oil. Along the same type of logic as above, you can probably use any refrigerant you want, as long as the metering device matches it. It would be a crap shoot as...
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    I've got the same thing, only with the old school...

    I've got the same thing, only with the old school 18v hanging off of the bottom of it. I have had bad experiences with lithium batteries not working when it gets cold out.

    Does anyone else know...
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    Cool picture. Now you should change your name to...

    Cool picture. Now you should change your name to something like ISealedGlassTubeFilledWithMercuryHas. :grin2:
  46. If the pressure gets low enough under the right...

    If the pressure gets low enough under the right conditions, you could end up freezing and bursting your heat exchanger. If that happens, not only will your heat pump be junk, but you could also end...
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    Yeah, it sounds like you might have a bad gas...

    Yeah, it sounds like you might have a bad gas valve. Before completely condemning it, try to recheck your pressures with a different meter if you can, just to be sure. Also take the valve out and...
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    No, a properly functioning furnace can't "create"...

    No, a properly functioning furnace can't "create" moisture. If a gas burning appliance is back drafting or not venting properly it can release humidity into the house. Also, if a condensate drain...
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    Welcome to the site. Are you a new tech, or just...

    Welcome to the site. Are you a new tech, or just new to refrigeration?

    You can not charge a system that has a receiver by subcooling. You have to charge by receiver liquid level. Also, you...
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    You'll have to forgive PHM. He spends his time...

    You'll have to forgive PHM. He spends his time eating bananas and swinging from vines. Sometimes it's hard for him to tell which way is up and which way is sideways <g>.
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