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    :gah:I had the same thing at a different...

    :gah:I had the same thing at a different customers house. " Can't open the windows my daughter has allergies" Now she has a dead compressor. She always keeps the thing on and at 72 no matter what the...
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    I would have to say C. Expecting a kickback in...

    I would have to say C. Expecting a kickback in this economy is like going into McD's and expecting a gourmet meal.
    The more business you can get thru the door the more money overall the company can...
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    Sorry I was not specific in the original post....

    Sorry I was not specific in the original post. The question pertains more to residential split systems. The question should have been,
    What is the lowest safe temperature at which you would allow a...
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    Outdoor ambient question

    At what outdoor ambient air temperature does anyone not run an A/C system?
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    A few years ago Weil-Mclain was at a trade show...

    A few years ago Weil-Mclain was at a trade show and they were giving these out as promotional items. I couldn't figure out why a boiler company was giving out bats. Now after seeing the instructions...
  6. Learn about demolition. Once the building is down...

    Learn about demolition. Once the building is down you should be able to walk over to the units.:whistle:
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    I use a Dewalt cordless shop vac. It runs on...

    I use a Dewalt cordless shop vac. It runs on either 110v or battery. Currently I use one of the 12v batteries from my drill. I cant remember what battery voltages it can use. But,what we run into...
  8. 15.25 Seer seems in the middle of the road. 13...

    15.25 Seer seems in the middle of the road. 13 Seer being the lowest and ~20+ Seer being the high end.
    Not saying its bad. If it is what your budget can handle, then that is what is important. If...
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    Just saw the Craigslist post from your link. It...

    Just saw the Craigslist post from your link. It is not a bad looking truck, I would offer 10k Cash. The cost of a new one is around 38k base price. In my past experience with them they are a good...
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    The Sprinter has a very quiet diesel engine, as...

    The Sprinter has a very quiet diesel engine, as far as how far they can go, 300k sounds about right. One company I worked for had one of these and three Ford diesel vans. The Sprinter was the newest...
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    ok, so he switches from electric to tankless in...

    ok, so he switches from electric to tankless in the winter months? what does he do for a procedure at change over?
    Going from boiler operation to electric water heater and back again? These are...
  12. I agree with tinknocker, not enough time?...

    I agree with tinknocker, not enough time? Sometimes problems aren't black and white right in front of you.
    I can recall a few that I have been on and the problems were not clear cut.
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    Does he shut off the supply piping from the...

    Does he shut off the supply piping from the tankless to the water heater? Also is there a taco 006 installed to circulate the water when he is using the electric water heater as a storage tank? Does...
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    Is there a trap on the suction line?

    Is there a trap on the suction line?
  15. The DIYer could just do what they want. Once the...

    The DIYer could just do what they want. Once the fire really gets going, why worry about kW. They'll be warm until the fire dept. arrives. Or get a Licensed Electrician to do it. And save all the...
  16. I am trying figure out Step 8. Hook the middle...

    I am trying figure out Step 8. Hook the middle hose to the nitrogen valve? My hose is female and the valve is a bigger female fitting, how should I hook them up? Maybe just solder them?
    100psi? why...
  17. Not sure about in Canada, but Johnstone Supply...

    Not sure about in Canada, but Johnstone Supply here in the states has the best deals. Have you tried a Google search on it?
    When I was in the market for a new Cordless drill(Dewalt 12v 3speed 1/2...
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    By far the best van I have worked out of would be...

    By far the best van I have worked out of would be the Sprinter. No matter the company name, Dodge,Mercedes or Freightliner it's the same truck. Excellent room inside. Standard height has more...
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    Not a problem, I was just taught with TXV...

    Not a problem, I was just taught with TXV sub-cooling is the measurement you use and with fixed orifice you use Superheat. Not claiming to be correct, and if I am wrong please correct me, my skin is...
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    So if it were a bad thermostat? Or broken...

    So if it were a bad thermostat? Or broken thermostat wire? Mis-wired thermostat? (i have run into customers changing their own t-stat and mis- wired them, resulting in a no heat call.) I have gotten...
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    Checking superheat with a TXV?????

    Checking superheat with a TXV?????
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    ok its like this. the most efficient I have seen...

    ok its like this. the most efficient I have seen is wet base. Buderus is wet base triple pass. I achieved a 89% efficiency with a Riello burner. Also, if you have ever read the book Pumping Away by...
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    I agree with the legal and binding contract. If...

    I agree with the legal and binding contract. If you leave a paper trail in your favor, dead beat customers have nothing to stand on but their own two feet. It will make it easier to get your money if...
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    There are three types of boiler. Wet base, wet...

    There are three types of boiler. Wet base, wet leg and dry base.
    Wet base is a boiler which has water in the cast iron sections, under the combustion area. As the name implies. Other wet leg types...
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    not 100% sure about what triggers the defrost...

    not 100% sure about what triggers the defrost cycle. :limb: But looking up that model on
    LG's hvac site and looking at the information for it, I would like to venture a guess that a thermister...
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    One thing I don't see mentioned is a leak...

    One thing I don't see mentioned is a leak detector.
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    What about defrost cycle? Is the unit going into...

    What about defrost cycle? Is the unit going into defrost?
  28. How long were the lines? Aren't most systems...

    How long were the lines? Aren't most systems charged for the condenser, evaporator and 15 feet of line-set? Matched system. i.e. 2 ton AHU and 2 ton condenser.
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    Actually no. I just read the MA oil burner code...

    Actually no. I just read the MA oil burner code and as long as the unit is listed with 0" clearance it can be placed on the floor, even a wood base, I would guess.
    It reads, 'Appliances listed...
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    It is a code here in MA that they be placed on...

    It is a code here in MA that they be placed on rigid non-combustable surfaces.
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    I have see this on a grill bottle running a...

    I have see this on a grill bottle running a propane fired space heater on a construction site. The bottom half of the bottle started to freeze and the heaters flame decreased. The indoor temp was...
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    I have never see that approach. I have however...

    I have never see that approach. I have however used 4x8x16 concrete blocks under the units I have installed. Wouldn't the condenser pad be a combustable surface(If plastic)? Or was it a styrofoam...
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    hvacvegas, the few duct board installs that I...

    hvacvegas, the few duct board installs that I have seen are the only thing I have to go by. They were very poor atempts at installing any ducting. So it is not a personal dig at your craftsmanship....
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    Duct board is for amateurs. Sheet metal wrapped....

    Duct board is for amateurs. Sheet metal wrapped. Round pipe is my preferred method for attic installations. Square to round transition from AH to trunk and saddle type take-offs for each run to...
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    Depends, like most have said, where your located....

    Depends, like most have said, where your located. Also, depends on what your company does. I work for and Oil company here is MA. Slow times in the past 13 years I have seen are April-June. If your...
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    Nice. How many packs a day does the furnace...

    Nice. How many packs a day does the furnace consume anyway?
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    It didn't occur that there was no lights to use,...

    It didn't occur that there was no lights to use, no digital clock displays, no TV's on?
    Not trying to slam just making common sense observations.
  38. Many??? limited info. What type of Circulators? 3...

    Many??? limited info. What type of Circulators? 3 piece B&G can bang if the bearing assembly is stuck. Is there air in the system? Air will cause flow checks to rattle. Is it banging or just...
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    One I have been to. No Heat call. Receptionist,...

    One I have been to. No Heat call.
    Receptionist, "Did you check your thermostat,customer emergency switch?"
    Customer, "Thermostat is turned up and no one touched the switch?"
    Arrived saw that...
  40. Sticky: new to the site

    Lets see, it was about 13 years ago:eek2:. I was working in retail and going nowhere. My brother said to me " You want a real job", and got me into the company he was working for at the time. I went...
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