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    Well seeing this pop in my inbox was a surprise!...

    Well seeing this pop in my inbox was a surprise!

    From the date more than memory, I stuck around for another year after that post.

    I'm working in controls/building automation now and have come a...
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    Sequence for dual duct w/ mixing dampers

    Any recommendations on controlling this crappy old-school setup? They have dual-duct hot/cold deck AHUs, or "air supply units" rather. There are mixing dampers (not individual for hot or cold) were...
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    Looks like its successor. This one was...

    Looks like its successor. This one was originally R12... other than that... it appears the same.
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    McCall Model # 1020P 22.4 Cu Ft - Closed cell...

    McCall Model # 1020P
    22.4 Cu Ft - Closed cell polyurethane insulation. 22.4 "R Factor"
    Original compressor for a pass-through would have been 1/3 HP running R12

    After digging around more last...
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    I'll get the model info tomorrow morning and...

    I'll get the model info tomorrow morning and whatever I can from the original paperwork if I can dig it up... I'll even grab a camera and take a few pics of the poor thing for the fun of it. It'll...
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    I'm not so much a service tech, as I am a...

    I'm not so much a service tech, as I am a maintenance tech for a detention center.

    I dabble in everything from clogged toilets and kitchen equipment to commercial and residential HVAC equipment...
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    Sorry, I left out that it is a small indoor unit....

    Sorry, I left out that it is a small indoor unit. Nothing outside. Those temps I posted are on either side of the evaporator...
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    There is a receiver (I noted it with the location...

    There is a receiver (I noted it with the location of the service valve by my sub-cooling numbers) and a sight glass that seems built into the impossibly difficult king valve attached to the...
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    Frankenstein refrigerator - 134a

    I'll admit, I'm fairly inexperienced. Especially when it comes to a 134a commercial fridge. But nonetheless, today I got to tear into one.

    This is a McCall commercial reach-through refrigerator...
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    Does anyone ever actually receive the alleged...

    Does anyone ever actually receive the alleged "reward" money? Word around here is it never really happens. At least not any more. I tend to agree with the last few posters...
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    Wouldn't the silicone in the mother board get...

    Wouldn't the silicone in the mother board get very brittle at those temps it would likely shatter if you ever happened to bump it? Or perhaps just from the hard drive spinning up or the fans? ...
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    It's usually insulated for 2 reasons: 1) To...

    It's usually insulated for 2 reasons:
    1) To prevent heat loss/gain of the air inside (and make the system lose efficiency)
    2) To prevent condensation

    Any supply duct should be insulated. ...
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    Tell people all service calls are like this and...

    Tell people all service calls are like this and there will never be a shortage of help to hire. =P

    Sounds like you had a nice afternoon, grats!
  14. Thread: controls

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    We have automatic logic in my building and I...

    We have automatic logic in my building and I absolutely love it. Although, I haven't used anything else in depth.
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    No problem. Sorry it's not just as easy as a...

    No problem. Sorry it's not just as easy as a reset button. =(

    Best to turn it off until they arrive. You can set the fan to "on" instead of "auto" to keep the air moving without harm. This way...
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    This could be a recipe for disaster. It likely...

    This could be a recipe for disaster. It likely didn't trip the breaker, or the condenser (outside) fan would not be running. There is a reason it shut off, and you could likely damage your...
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    I agree that it is very neat stuff, but an active...

    I agree that it is very neat stuff, but an active refrigerant system for the purpose of overclocking a CPU? I just can't justify overclocking something so much that it requires a DX cooling system. ...
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    Yes. You can get about any size you wish in any...

    Yes. You can get about any size you wish in any SEER rating you're willing to pay for.

    As for the rule of thumb, there are way, way, way to many factors that come into play to use a rule of thumb...
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    The stuff you linked is neat, but seems...

    The stuff you linked is neat, but seems relatively pointless to me. I've never been a huge fan of overclocking anyway. Newer, cheaper systems are coming out all the time and it just doesn't make...
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    SEER rating has nothing to do with sizing. It is...

    SEER rating has nothing to do with sizing. It is a measure of the effeciency of the unit. Generally, you also find more/better features on the higher-SEER models too. Hence the A/S 18 SEER being...
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    I've seen lots of water-cooled systems, but never...

    I've seen lots of water-cooled systems, but never something running actual refridgeration into the PC. Can you post some links of these so I can check them out? =D
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    Dun dun dun. I shudder when I think of what...

    Dun dun dun.

    I shudder when I think of what other problems and spotty construction practices are scattered around your house. Seems to me "remodeled" more often than not usually means "we covered...
  23. Thread: What a shame

    by Talz
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meth ...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meth

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crack_cocaine
  24. Thread: Hysteresis

    by Talz
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    Wow... 518 pages. Thanks for the link, guess I...

    Wow... 518 pages. Thanks for the link, guess I have something to do on rainy days now! =D
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    Put in a new compressor but not a filter/dryer? ...

    Put in a new compressor but not a filter/dryer? Get 'er dun!
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    Dress just a tad nicer than you would be wearing...

    Dress just a tad nicer than you would be wearing at the job.

    Google yourself some practice questions!!! Get a hair cut. Shave. Show up a bit early, make sure you know where it is and how to get...
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    You'd likely get more comfort out of 2 units, or...

    You'd likely get more comfort out of 2 units, or a zoned setup. However your current duct work may not support this without lots of modification.
  28. Thread: Hysteresis

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    You may be able to easily justify overthrowing...

    You may be able to easily justify overthrowing this practice if you have any sort of smoke purge system, which you probably do.

    There's not a doubt in my mind that would be HIGHLY against fire...
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    Spoil sport... =P

    Spoil sport...

    =P
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    You're taking what was an unconditioned wall, and...

    You're taking what was an unconditioned wall, and conditioning the other side of it. In turn, the original room need less heating/cooling than it did before.
  31. Thread: What a shame

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    This is the problem with many kinds of...

    This is the problem with many kinds of "handouts." It seems most people cannot appreciate something they didn't have to work for. I know, it's a stereotype, but it is based on fact...
  32. That sounds like a scape-goat from contractors...

    That sounds like a scape-goat from contractors not wanting to do the work to perform the proper sizing methods.

    If your house has not had central AC before you NEED a manual J done. There may...
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    It could be several different things, and it...

    It could be several different things, and it sounds like the guy you hired isn't going to be able to properly diagnose it. Gather all the info you can, shop around and find a better contractor to...
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    No problem, glad I could help. CD Jones has...

    No problem, glad I could help.

    CD Jones has been decent at getting parts for me from TAC, if you need anything.
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    I'll check into this at work tomorrow, we have...

    I'll check into this at work tomorrow, we have some catalogs and stuff I've been able to cross reference around and find stuff on our stuff...

    As for now, if it helps, most everything I've found...
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    Classic. I love it!

    Classic. I love it!
  37. Thread: La Crosse

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    http://www.lacrossecooler.com/find_rep.asp ...

    http://www.lacrossecooler.com/find_rep.asp

    Sounds like a neat find, hope you can get it going! =)
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    VS blowers are indeed nice, and someone willing...

    VS blowers are indeed nice, and someone willing to do a load calc is a start. Sounds like you're on the right track.

    If you're still doubtful, here is some good stuff for you to reference...
    ...
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    Homeowners are allowed, but not the information...

    Homeowners are allowed, but not the information you're looking for.

    Reference: Link



    If it helps, some of those boards can be quite pricey, not to mention skilled labor to install and the...
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    I worked in condo rehab for about 2 months. One...

    I worked in condo rehab for about 2 months. One of the options we offered were ventless dryers of this design from a company named "Asko." Basically they were junk. Took about 4 hours to dry the...
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    Just a thought, but like you said the power...

    Just a thought, but like you said the power supplies don't draw their full wattage. They scale to meet demand just like a transformer would. I guess you could amp-clamp each one and get your...
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    If this is really how they do business do you...

    If this is really how they do business do you even want to learn from them?
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    Used to have a sign hanging on the wall in my old...

    Used to have a sign hanging on the wall in my old shop. I loved it!

    "Rates:
    $50/hr
    $75/hr if you watch
    $100/hr if you help
    $150/hr if you tried to do it first and couldn't."
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    I hear you on that one. I'm all to used to the...

    I hear you on that one. I'm all to used to the politics game from my time in the service too. County elections are coming up here really quick, so who knows? Maybe in another year I'll be setting...
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    I did have help with that little project. As far...

    I did have help with that little project. As far as pulling them out, they had been cleaned many times in place, but there is no way to get through a 2 or 4 layer heat coil then try to thoroughly...
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    I work for the government, there is no bottom...

    I work for the government, there is no bottom line, and no one cares! :eek:
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    It actually takes a bit of work on the...

    It actually takes a bit of work on the contractor's part to qualify for those rebates, which may be why Sears didn't bring it up. I'm out in Olathe and sadly have Westar energy at my house, so I'm...
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    Good ol' expensive Johnson County. I took a...

    Good ol' expensive Johnson County. I took a hiatus to central Missouri (Whiteman) for a while, but now I'm back here paying ultra-high property taxes. :(
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    VA Form 21-2008...

    VA Form 21-2008
    Note the 2nd page.

    Also VA Burial Flags

    If it is a cotton flag, don't put it outside... otherwise I'd say there is no better way to display a flag than to let her wave! As...
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    The Penguin: I appreciate the encouragement. ...

    The Penguin: I appreciate the encouragement.

    mikebaker1129: Thanks, that's basically what I'm looking for.

    Seeing job ads I'm qualified for all the time with significantly higher pay makes me...
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