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  1. That's obviously some kind of retrofit and not a...

    That's obviously some kind of retrofit and not a very good one at that. I would have been embarrassed to leave such sloppy wiring in any unit. I think you did them a favor. Somebody or something let...
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    Gotta be fake, didn't even blow his glasses off.

    Gotta be fake, didn't even blow his glasses off.
  3. Is it too late to sign up?

    Is it too late to sign up?
  4. I'd make them get Ohm's law tattooed on their...

    I'd make them get Ohm's law tattooed on their foreheads. I would want my guys to have intimate knowledge of VFD's, ECM's and the newer communicating, networked stuff.
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    I don't think my balls float either. But then...

    I don't think my balls float either. But then again I haven't called tech support yet!:whistle:
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    You guys are off the mark. It's got to be the...

    You guys are off the mark. It's got to be the muffler bearing.
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    I read the article. There are things about his...

    I read the article. There are things about his description of radiant barriers that defy physics. And maybe, due to his choice of words, it's semantics.

    If a fluid or solid of any sort exists in...
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    And the sad part is because we live in...

    And the sad part is because we live in socialistic country where supposedly private info is entered into databases. Computers do not forget, ever. Cloud computing will only exacerbate the problems....
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    Can ANY device produce more than it consumes? ...

    Can ANY device produce more than it consumes?

    And if in some realm of incredible dimension that I don't exist in then Einstein was wrong along with dozens of other published scientists.
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    C'mon dude, are you real sure about that? I think...

    C'mon dude, are you real sure about that? I think there are some things known as the conservation of mass and energy not to mention the first three laws of thermodynamics.

    At any rate, Square D...
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    Yup, very well said, if you want a registered...

    Yup, very well said, if you want a registered professional engineer who is licensed, bonded and has worked on everything from window units to 1000+ ton chillers then you can call me. If not then...
  12. What kind of commercial installs? Little roof top...

    What kind of commercial installs? Little roof top package units or 1250 ton chillers with all the associated control software and hardware?

    Our guys down here are commanding $35 an hour for the...
  13. Thread: Frost 22a

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    I don't know why we don't just use gasoline. Its...

    I don't know why we don't just use gasoline. Its a darn good refrigerant.
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    Yup, yup and more yup. For shafts, a dial can...

    Yup, yup and more yup.

    For shafts, a dial can give you a zero point, a circular run-out interpolation and a true RMS deflection value IF you know how to apply the formulas.

    FWIW my guys use a...
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    Mark, you come across to me as a remarkably...

    Mark, you come across to me as a remarkably insightful sponge. Why didn't you become an engineer?
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    LMAO, sure. I'd bet in that specific context the...

    LMAO, sure. I'd bet in that specific context the Chicagoland Area and the Houston Area have whole bunches of stuff in common.
  17. Thread: x-13 evap motor

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    Thank you Mark. You took the time to concisely...

    Thank you Mark. You took the time to concisely spell it out when I didn't have time to.

    And Gary, I think a dedicated thread on ECM's is fantastic idea. I may be able to offer some insights into...
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    Sometimes I sell crack. There's a thriving market...

    Sometimes I sell crack. There's a thriving market in Houston.
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    Nope

    Nope
  20. Are you real sure about that? Yeah, lots...

    Are you real sure about that?



    Yeah, lots of technicians do this, doesn't mean it's correct. You simply cannot know exactly what's in the system unless you weigh it ESPECIALLY if everyone and...
  21. Thread: x-13 evap motor

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    Also worth noting for those unaware, VS ECM...

    Also worth noting for those unaware, VS ECM motors are DC and not AC. There is a circuit similar to a diode bridge or wheatstone bridge that rectifies the incoming AC to DC. And also, troubleshooting...
  22. The original title to this thread was "Dirty...

    The original title to this thread was "Dirty coils use less freon than clean coils? Seriously?

    One thing that everybody here needs to understand is not just no but hell no. A heatpump, regardless...
  23. Thread: x-13 evap motor

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    My experience with ECM or ICM's (as you will) and...

    My experience with ECM or ICM's (as you will) and more specifically the precursor to the X13 goes back about 15 years when I was a product engineer for Carrier. They suffer from transient spikes and...
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    Huh?

    Huh?
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    Geez, I thought over 10,000 pounds of towing...

    Geez, I thought over 10,000 pounds of towing capacity with a V-6 Ecoboost and 23 MPG was not too shabby. And, I don't pay near as much for gas as I would for diesel.
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    Yes, you have achieved a resonant frequency that...

    Yes, you have achieved a resonant frequency that can be, and probably is, acoustically coupled to the grille and surrounding baseboards.
    The solution is to reduce the air velocity with a larger...
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    Oh, I read your original post and if you...

    Oh, I read your original post and if you understand mine you would understand that I didn't even suggest that YOU installed it.

    I dare anyone here to explain the logic in engineering speak why an...
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    Normally you put in an oil trap if the condenser...

    Normally you put in an oil trap if the condenser is above the evaporator. But I've never heard of this and I've been around the block at least twice.
  29. Thread: x-13 evap motor

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    You can also look on www.thedealertoolbox.com

    You can also look on www.thedealertoolbox.com
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    What type of building is using 120BTU twinned...

    What type of building is using 120BTU twinned furnaces in Gainesville?
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    If you combine them you'll end up with an...

    If you combine them you'll end up with an azeotropic mixture, partial pressures and potentially different leak rates. And of course you can toss the factory charging chart out the window. Good luck...
  32. Thread: Water heaters

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    I will make it a point to take some pics of...

    I will make it a point to take some pics of failed dielectric unions and nipples and right along side of solid brass ones that show no signs of deterioration or galvanic corrosion. There are thousand...
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    I've owned all different manner of Dodge, Chevy,...

    I've owned all different manner of Dodge, Chevy, Ford and Toyota trucks throughout the 1970's, 80's, 90's and 21st century and logged well over a million miles crisscrossing the country. Without a...
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    I took these pics at the Houston Galleria back in...

    I took these pics at the Houston Galleria back in December. Tesla has small showroom with a Model S on display. Without getting into the viability and politics of electric cars, the vehicle is...
  35. Oh yeah, I know him. That's old F*ck Head.

    Oh yeah, I know him. That's old F*ck Head.
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    ::DD: He sure could be!

    ::DD: He sure could be!
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    I'm going to look for a chines pick-up truck,...

    I'm going to look for a chines pick-up truck, some chines frozen dinners and eventually a chines old lady. I hear they cook good chines food.
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    You should always turn the tank valve off when...

    You should always turn the tank valve off when finished and then turn on the knobs on the torch handle to bleed the oxygen and acetylene pressure in the hoses and on the back side of the diaphragms...
  39. Thread: Water heaters

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    Yes, of course it will. I like the flex...

    Yes, of course it will. I like the flex connectors because they are easy and forgiving. The di-electric unions and nipples work but will eventually fail, you guessed it, to electrolysis. My plumbers...
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    The Aspen mini-compressor looks very impressive....

    The Aspen mini-compressor looks very impressive. I'm going to try to order a few to play around with in the lab.

    Mark, let us know how the experiment turns out.
  41. Thread: Water heaters

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    A much better idea is to use brass nipples and...

    A much better idea is to use brass nipples and copper flex connectors with brass nuts. ;)
  42. Sheesh. This thread, that I started, was supposed...

    Sheesh. This thread, that I started, was supposed to be about the engineering and technology in the car themselves, not politics or corporate profits.

    I put another 173 city miles on the Fusion...
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    A big consideration is if you need or want to...

    A big consideration is if you need or want to print color. Do you plan on making printing photo quality prints on glossy or matte photo paper? Color lasers are a bit more expensive than b&w models. ...
  44. Ford Fusion Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata BlueDrive

    In recent months I've had the chance to drive both of these cars through the city streets and highways of Houston. The hospital where I work has a fleet of dozens of these and other models as well...
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    Put the old one back on and see what happens. I'd...

    Put the old one back on and see what happens. I'd tell the apartment managers to explain how you physically damaged the ducts (you didn't). It's extremely unlikely there are any fire or zone dampers...
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    Honeywell made those stats for dozens of...

    Honeywell made those stats for dozens of different companies back in the 1980's & 90's. It was actually very common on some of the first generation heat pumps and old Lennox 2 speed systems. Usually...
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    Man lost a finger yesterday

    We had a plumbing contractor on-site yesterday operating a high pressure drain cleaning machine. He somehow got his hand in the way of something and cut off half of his 3rd finger on his right hand....
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    Use Google Earth and zoom in real close. :grin2:

    Use Google Earth and zoom in real close. :grin2:
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    When my son was a baby he swallowed a .22LR....

    When my son was a baby he swallowed a .22LR. Called the doctor. He said give him some castor oil and don't aim him at anybody.
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    And after reading post #11 (which I'm sure you...

    And after reading post #11 (which I'm sure you did) what gives Mr. greenhorn the audacity to post in AOP for without the needed credentials?
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