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    oil furnaces in a house look like have been on...

    oil furnaces in a house look like have been on the bottom of a lake after a few yrs w/coil on return side. crusty.
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    I mentioned (to office) that the transmission...

    I mentioned (to office) that the transmission should be flushed awhile back, I assume the filter would have been changed then.

    Transferred all my stuff to another van today, tools, inventory, etc....
  3. One hvac manufacturer had so many failures, went...

    One hvac manufacturer had so many failures, went bankrupt. Before my time, but they introduced vane compressors to the market, and had a multitude of failures. would accept design flaw designation on...
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    I'd like to see one that could stick on eevs and...

    I'd like to see one that could stick on eevs and rotate the valve open as stopgap measure until new motor or board comes in. like the txv trick w/dime or Ni or heating bulb.
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    aside from the primary issue, No body...

    aside from the primary issue,

    No body mentioned you DO NOT put a coil on the return side of a furnace?
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    van is 2005, so not all that old. have only had...

    van is 2005, so not all that old. have only had to replace radiator and driveshaft.

    No underbody rust since I would pressure wash under it after winter, or even hit during w/hose to wash salt...
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    A different type of van thread...

    engine crapped out in my van. Chev 2500 5.3 liter engine, 260k miles. clanked at startup last few mornings before oil flow got good.

    starting making some noise idling on and off as well, so took...
  8. The evap thing does get under my skin. especially...

    The evap thing does get under my skin. especially if the old 18 yr old unit had a leak and they replaced it to cure such a problem and get piece of mind.

    If you want to balance quality and price,...
  9. I recall homeowners complaining that furnaces are...

    I recall homeowners complaining that furnaces are cheaply built now, so I pointed out that Thermopride still made them like they used to. "Oh, I don't want a Cadillac" they always respond. So ThermP...
  10. Is this a permanent abandonment or very long...

    Is this a permanent abandonment or very long term? If its that far reaching timewise, take the boots loose and patch the sheetrock. TYou could always leave the boots behind the wall and cut out the...
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    in cool mode they test pretty much the same as as...

    in cool mode they test pretty much the same as as an a/c for pressures. Some can be touchy going into heat mode if overcharged in cooling, so airflow issues carry more weight as well.
  12. Any cost on any part that fails on any item ever...

    Any cost on any part that fails on any item ever made "should be warranty" to the owner.

    I've seen rub failures on every manufacturer. And the newer Tranes DO HAVE improvements over the older...
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    The office at work told me the local supplier...

    The office at work told me the local supplier couldn't find them, either.

    apparently I'm supposed to make one? poop one out? I have a 4-burner crossover, but this is 5 burner.
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    looking for furnace part

    looking for the flame crossover for a Kenmore furnace, older one. has the separate ribbon burners that slide into a slot on the crossover.

    M# NULK125DKOS 867.779444 S# L894728640

    old one is...
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    x2 what mason said- if I hook up gauges to a unit...

    x2 what mason said- if I hook up gauges to a unit and the pressure shown on the gauges is lower than the saturated pressure for that outdoor temp, I know there is only vapor and no liquid in the...
  16. cannot vent wh and 90% furnace into same flue,...

    cannot vent wh and 90% furnace into same flue, even w/ liner for one of other. will have to vent furnace out side house or up chase through roof.

    otherwise the other stuff you can do.
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    same here, bleed the gauges into the low side...

    same here, bleed the gauges into the low side before take the suction hose loose.

    I have ball valves on one set of gauges, and never leave the valves shut when not in use, for fear that pressure...
  18. it was like a square cup, w/metal clips to mount...

    it was like a square cup, w/metal clips to mount to wall and hold screws for light sw or outlet. weird seeing the glaring white in such an old wall.

    been awhile since I've seen a porcelain outlet...
  19. The seer #s on equipment are nominal in many...

    The seer #s on equipment are nominal in many cases, the actual seer is the match of the indoor and outdoor components. That and proper airflow, proper quantity refrigerant in the system, proper...
  20. some interseting things I came across lately-

    Been doing some electrical work at a few homes lately, and noted a few things...


    Doing some work in one home and came across a porcelain junction box, never seen that before.

    Standard...
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    I won my Testo manometer on this site yrs ago,...

    I won my Testo manometer on this site yrs ago, still keep it in tool bag and use regularly.
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    I've noticed the grills on the top of some units...

    I've noticed the grills on the top of some units have pretty harsh edges, too. Wouldn't want to catch a finger in them while working.

    That's also why I avoid using plumber strap/ hole strap to...
  23. Poll: sounds like some damage control to get running. ...

    sounds like some damage control to get running.

    The Mcds here had sunbeams too, same vintage. they pretty much stayed broke all summer.
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    And I though it was just me getting old.

    And I though it was just me getting old.
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    If the soffit has vinyl, I pull the vinyl off....

    If the soffit has vinyl, I pull the vinyl off. this allows you to slide the lineset in straight along the top rafter/ truss chord. then you prebend the lineset when its about into position. push...
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