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    is that a blower motor? also, wouldn't the end...

    is that a blower motor? also, wouldn't the end bell chew through the shaft eventually?
  2. I thought 27k was a lot for a honda van. after...

    I thought 27k was a lot for a honda van. after seeing that the taxes were more than my house tax won't be buying a new vehicle again.

    My parents bought an 86 nissan pu back in 85 for just over...
  3. pressures, line temps, sh/sc, odt, db and wb...

    pressures, line temps, sh/sc, odt, db and wb split are standard for me.

    I've found ducts leaks by reading the split at the equipment and finding the return temp good deal different from what the...
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    smells musty in this thread.

    smells musty in this thread.
  5. Thread: Characters

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    Had one customer that was in one of the world...

    Had one customer that was in one of the world wars. he said he got shot and when the bullet was pulled out, had the imprint of the tweed uniform on the end of slug.

    another guy worked near white...
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    glad to see some others doing manual pittsburghs....

    glad to see some others doing manual pittsburghs. has saved me making trips/having snags on jobs for many yrs.
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    went out yesterday to a call where condenser unit...

    went out yesterday to a call where condenser unit got shot. They shot a possum under deck, and also got the ht pump.

    punched through condenser tube and put dent in muffler.

    brazed in new...
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    warming up, snakes are out.

    spring must be here. was in crawlspace today and came across 30" black snake. waiting for it to turn corner into another part crawl so I could get to where I was going.


    At the next job saw a...
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    I've seen that ball mount mechanism before on a...

    I've seen that ball mount mechanism before on a different model switch, you could tilt the sensor and when tighten the screws, locked it in place.
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    A planer and cold chisel? planishing hammer...

    A planer and cold chisel?

    planishing hammer and scribe?
  11. At least the Goodmans didn't leak so bad. They...

    At least the Goodmans didn't leak so bad. They just had txv issues. I can't fathom why a company that targets the price driven market would put adjustable txvs in their equipment.
  12. After working on so many of the westinghouse...

    After working on so many of the westinghouse units we installed, I now believe there is a such thing as crap equipment. Don't believe a single one we installed has failed to leak refrigerant.
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    just to check, condoms and toilet paper are one...

    just to check, condoms and toilet paper are one time use...


    my sister used to wash sandwich bags and reuse.


    My dad wanted a concrete pad torn up and tossed in hole. I got the 6x6 slab up in...
  14. two, apparently compressors must be changed in...

    two, apparently compressors must be changed in the rain, downgraded to analogs.
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    well, that was petulant.

    well, that was petulant.
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    I did that for my shop, but put it on a wheeled...

    I did that for my shop, but put it on a wheeled base. turned it on and started to roll away!
  17. rerun it like the duct in foreground, straight...

    rerun it like the duct in foreground, straight down the joist space, only tap in farther up side of duct toward a/h.
  18. ECMs will consume more power than the dumb motors...

    ECMs will consume more power than the dumb motors they replace if you have poor ductwork, since they will ramp up speed, and thus power use, to force the airflow through.

    could be a hot water...
  19. flat wrench has two ends, when one wears out, its...

    flat wrench has two ends, when one wears out, its still a second wrench on the other end.
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    W=VxA only works on non-inductive loads. w/...

    W=VxA only works on non-inductive loads. w/ motors or anything w/windings or power supplies, the v and a phases are shifted out of sync.

    its like measuring the height of something sitting in a...
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    Gas co in our area does the leak check if a tank...

    Gas co in our area does the leak check if a tank is empty, due to liability. also, most tanks are supplied by co so there is liability associated there as well, so they're careful w/ refills, etc.
    ...
  22. Ive had the flat wrench for yrs. have a pc of...

    Ive had the flat wrench for yrs. have a pc of nylon string as lanyard to regualtor neck so always there and can't fall in bottom of case. I do the 1/4 turn and leave the wrench on stem (with clear...
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    no, didn't think to take any. was impressed could...

    no, didn't think to take any. was impressed could see lines imbedded in the walls. Couldn't see lines that were in void spaces in walls, however.
    found setting to manual mode helped a lot for...
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    Furnace looks good. but is that ht pump too close...

    Furnace looks good. but is that ht pump too close to wall to get side door open?
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    used ir cam today..

    Used the company infrared camera today for leak detection.

    had a boiler shut down due to low water pressure in system. traced out of 8 zones one that fed sanctuary for church. could not keep psi...
  26. Thread: Hand Sinks

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    in the definitions section, how is "immediately...

    in the definitions section, how is "immediately adjacent" defined? 1', 10', ect. they may meet that definition but not be adjacent to inspector. or maybe shift something a little to meet the...
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    I can see why some large facilities have started...

    I can see why some large facilities have started using cisterns and condensate recycling.

    Never went back to the one job, and never heard back on any issues.

    If you ran the condensate drain...
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    What are.....these ..."instructions"?:rules:

    What are.....these ..."instructions"?:rules:
  29. Saw a house for sale today. told ho an inspector...

    Saw a house for sale today. told ho an inspector would hit him on the issue behind the furnace.

    The soil holding up pier holding up house had collapsed and pier was lying on ground. three girders...
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    Saw one at Lowe's last week branded as "General"...

    Saw one at Lowe's last week branded as "General" like some of the tools they sell. China made, not sure of quality.
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    Do I get a discount if I pee outside?:whistle: ...

    Do I get a discount if I pee outside?:whistle:


    Heat tape is the official approved thing. I suppose a drop light shining on the pipe w/a box over it would do for short term cold spells.

    One...
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    I like to stick them into the pc conduit (along...

    I like to stick them into the pc conduit (along with wires) if the unit had one originally, all enclosed. test run w/grill upside down by bu,mpr contactor, that's enough to see rotation. if all's...
  33. when I saw that elec box, the word "diarrhea"...

    when I saw that elec box, the word "diarrhea" came to mind.
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    I wondered the same thing, but didn't want to be...

    I wondered the same thing, but didn't want to be the first to ask.
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    Didn't say how much they have so far, but... ...

    Didn't say how much they have so far, but...

    personaly I like my tools-

    -cooper adkins hum/temp analyzer
    -tif leak sniffer
    -klien multi-driver (you can buy new bits for these)
    -rigid pvc...
  36. The supply temp on low should still be close to...

    The supply temp on low should still be close to what it would be on high, so temp will be ok. volume of air would change, but if its warmer out shouldn't need as much heat movement in belly.
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    sealed crawls versus vented, insulate outer walls...

    sealed crawls versus vented, insulate outer walls and not floor.
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    I'm assuming water lines and not condensate lines...

    I'm assuming water lines and not condensate lines off furnaces.

    run lines to house below frost line, close crawl space vents to keep crawl warm, don't run lines in exterior walls. Make sure any...
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    Is the equipment in attic? I'd think b-vent would...

    Is the equipment in attic? I'd think b-vent would not leak at seams if run vertically down to interior rooms in basement. Is it b-vent indoors?
  40. Every guy that walks in is super tech, how can...

    Every guy that walks in is super tech, how can they weed out the ones that oversell themselves?
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    done a few too. can be touchy on melting the...

    done a few too. can be touchy on melting the tube. had to replace a section of tubing on one that had rubbed thin and melted through when tried to touch up w/braze.
    did one this week and used the...
  42. According to gas cos, it is possible to detect a...

    According to gas cos, it is possible to detect a tiny amount of leakage through the diaphragm material, but its not a "leak" in the sense of too much leakage.
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    Whenever I hear "rock the casbaugh" I'm thinking...

    Whenever I hear "rock the casbaugh" I'm thinking "rock your hvac, gonna cool it down now..."
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    they should fine the journalists for excessive...

    they should fine the journalists for excessive word play...
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    and it was microchannel.

    and it was microchannel.
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    Well, that's a different type hot gas bypass than...

    Well, that's a different type hot gas bypass than I thought it was. makes sense now, though. thanks
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    maytag info 15/16 seer

    saw a maytag ht pump today w/hot gas bypass valve in ht pump condensor.

    Was looking for some info on that setup. Its either 15 or 16 seer and wondering what/when it operates. No paperwork w/unit.
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    By shorting out, do you mean it burns up, or...

    By shorting out, do you mean it burns up, or blowers just keeps running?
  49. somewhere in the code does say that all hanging...

    somewhere in the code does say that all hanging heaters in garages/buildings must be higher than the garage door. This prevents vehicles from hitting unit.
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    is that soot all under the flue outlet?

    is that soot all under the flue outlet?
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