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  1. Permit question: Pulling extra circuit for a/c

    I installed a new a/c system from scratch to handle an enclosed garage plus a couple other rooms and I need an electrician to pull a couple circuits to my equipment. Sparky is telling me that since...
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    I'm asking because I want the damper to open in...

    I'm asking because I want the damper to open in the cool mode only and this is a heat pump. So I ran a wire from the "O" terminal on the stat to the "PO" terminal on the damper motor... I would like...
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    EWC Damper motor wiring

    On my EWC damper motor I have three terminals: COM, PO, PC. (Common, Power Open, Power Close) What would happen if PO and PC had power on them at the same time? Would it burn up my motor?
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    RedLINK?

    RedLINK?
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    Simple restaurant controls

    I'm looking to recommend a control solution for a local restaurant I do the environmental a/c work for... Currently there are 6 RTU's (gas packs) and all have stand alone stats. They want all the...
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    Bigger is definately better!

    Match ductwork with equipment and oversize the heck out of it...IMO. Just blast em with cold air ...pay no attention to all those "won't run long enough to remove moisture" men behind the curtain.
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    Every outdoor unit says Max fuse size, NO resi...

    Every outdoor unit says Max fuse size, NO resi equipment ever has fuses, only breakers.. So basically all the equipment in my area is installed incorrectly?
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    It depends on the symptoms. If the problem was a...

    It depends on the symptoms. If the problem was a bad contactor and the compressor run cap was leaking I would give the customer the option priced in writing. If the symptom was compressor won't...
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    Heat element stuck on

    Heat element stuck on
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    Every pan does this to me and other techs say the...

    Every pan does this to me and other techs say the same thing so I don't need to hear from any Goodman reps that claim they never heard of this problem...please, thank you.
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    Condensate overflow - floor damage

    I'll pay for the floor damage because,,,yep it's may fault...BUT:

    The Goodman condensate pan on the upflow AHU is warped so when you screw in the drain fitting it causes the drain to run uphill. ...
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    Vapor barrier seal on flex duct

    I remember reading somewhere that the proper method on sealing flex duct vapor barrier is to tuck the silver foil under and zip tie...

    I realize you can also seal it with approved tapes & mastic...
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    clearance to wall mount heater

    What are the rules regarding installing an outdoor condensing unit in front of a wall mounted water heater? I'm not going to be directly in front of the water heater but pretty close...
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    Lennox Evap Model Number...

    According to Lennox literature an indoor evap C14-41-1FF is a "3 ton". Buy my question is what does the 41 mean? 41,000 btus?
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    Why would you want clean ducts?

    Why would you want clean ducts?
  16. You guys with all that basement area around...

    You guys with all that basement area around equipment are spoiled.
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    Trane Wreck

    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/402015_3265063595927_1547375903_32901688_649700035_n.jpg
  18. Sneek up behind him with a zip tie slip it over...

    Sneek up behind him with a zip tie slip it over his head and CINCH! No blood, no mess.
  19. If you have been in school you have already...

    If you have been in school you have already wasted a lot of time. Get out there and get your feet wet! Work in some non profit areas like colleges & school districts to be exposed to many different...
  20. Are the Control4 stats getting power from a...

    Are the Control4 stats getting power from a common wire or battery? Is the stat set to disable power stealing?
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    Andr, your brain understands the written word...

    Andr, your brain understands the written word well obv, but that is not always the best way for others to interpret material. Your mom prolly played chutes & ladders with you while their moms were...
  22. Work for a college or school district changing...

    Work for a college or school district changing air filters. This is where you will learn how to compensate your low wages by stealing all the tools & refrigerant you will need to start your own...
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    conveyer belt manuf

    Need help identifying the manuf of a conveyer belt system...name plate has been removed.
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    My attorney told me, "you big dummy you're not...

    My attorney told me, "you big dummy you're not good at writing collection letters, let me write the letters from now on"...

    Just come out and tell the guy....
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    Snapperhead that's a horrible way to treat a...

    Snapperhead that's a horrible way to treat a customer...
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    David are you new to the industry? You got to...

    David are you new to the industry? You got to get used to riding the wave bro... Play some defense, cut expenses, divorce your wife & get one with a good job & benefits...
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    Rheem split heat pump - locks out

    Outdoor section will only run about 30 seconds and then loud compressor growl and board locks the low voltage out.

    The first time it did this the suction went to zero, so I added refrigerant and...
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    Relax your bottom jaw and you will fall right to...

    Relax your bottom jaw and you will fall right to sleep..
  29. Need more room around hose fitting area. It's a...

    Need more room around hose fitting area. It's a real knuckle buster to get refrigerant hoses on & off.
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    Hmm sounds like you already bought it. I bet you...

    Hmm sounds like you already bought it. I bet you are wondering why an a/c supply house would even sell something if it didn't work.

    My thoughts:

    If a single can of that stuff cleans the coil,...
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    Thanks for the article Kevin. I would like...

    Thanks for the article Kevin.

    I would like to expand on a couple points you made. Regarding sweating inside the elect control panel area: Air leaks from the suction side of the blower could be...
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    @ Boatdriver - your outdoor repair on the fan...

    @ Boatdriver - your outdoor repair on the fan won't have anything to do with indoor sweating unless they also adusted refrigerant charge.

    Too hot up against too cold = sweat. Solution is to warm...
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    Hi Boatdriver, I just did a service call...

    Hi Boatdriver, I just did a service call yesterday of the same symptoms here in Texas. Conditions are super humid evidentally.
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    Not only does it have anit-oxidant properties but...

    Not only does it have anit-oxidant properties but it also has anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic qualities as well.

    Just think about it, if you veins & arteries are less inflammed your blood can...
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    Can Protandim protect your heart?

    http://lifevantage.com/documents/vcu-study-results.pdf

    Since heart disease is the number one killer and now its been reported that Protandim can protect your heart.....uhh....hello! Don't you...
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    Protandim

    The multi-billion dollar anti-oxidant industry is about to be thrown on its ear. It will be replaced with the "anti-oxidant therapy" of Protandim.

    This will be similar to the light bulb taking...
  37. Stonefly was hot when he talked about the bolts...

    Stonefly was hot when he talked about the bolts but Tommy hit the nail right on the head. It's a sattelite dish issue.
  38. The reason you shouldn't wrestle with a pig in...

    The reason you shouldn't wrestle with a pig in the mud is because the pig likes it! I wouldn't feel right if I wasn't giving somebody hell....lol.
  39. I'm pretty sure this and most things like it can...

    I'm pretty sure this and most things like it can be blamed on Obama in some form or fasion...lol.
  40. I think they can be convinced easy enough but I...

    I think they can be convinced easy enough but I still have to give the damage a dollar amount and have the facts to back it up.
  41. Heybob you said, "nice clean look". That is a...

    Heybob you said, "nice clean look". That is a great phrase for me to use. See, little tid bits of ideas like that will help me be more convincing.

    And yes I still do a/c work but now I am...
  42. No one is after me but I have been hired to prove...

    No one is after me but I have been hired to prove a case for a client. He owns several rent houses and his tennants have been approving unsightly modifications to his homes. He wants me to prove to...
  43. We are getting off topic. Guys please I need a...

    We are getting off topic.

    Guys please I need a resource to site in a court of law.
  44. How flue pipes affect a home's aesthetics

    Sometimes home builders want the flue penetration on the backside of the roof so the home will have better curb appeal. You know I kinda agree with them on this. No one really want to see a flue in...
  45. Thanks Matt Matt has raised a great example...

    Thanks Matt

    Matt has raised a great example (If I may hijack my own thread) of the true power of a discussion board.

    When we post we sometimes are 100% correct, sometimes partially correct, and...
  46. Easy instructions on how to post pics - by Steve Wiggins

    1. register for free at www.photobucket.com
    2. click on browse in your new photobucket site
    3. select the photo of your choice
    4. click open
    5. click upload
    6. right click on photo
    7. ...
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    swampfox - yes clicking the icon is simple. ...

    swampfox - yes clicking the icon is simple. Getting a URL address for your pic isn't quite as simple but I have figured it out. Took me half a day but I got it.
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    I remember when boss gave us his password and let...

    I remember when boss gave us his password and let us use his host. At the time I had so many pics I felt bad about using up all his free pics that I bought my own host for like $20/year. I rocked...
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    http://www.can'tfindpicpostinginstructions.com

    http://www.can'tfindpicpostinginstructions.com
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    how to post a pic

    I give up
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