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    My understanding... (And mind you I'm still...

    My understanding... (And mind you I'm still pretty new to this sensor myself) is that it is looking for favorable conditions outside (closer to what the stat is set to) to improve efficiency not...
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    at least they left the gas off... very...

    at least they left the gas off...

    very considerate of them...
  3. Yes it is being repositioned, I looked everywhere...

    Yes it is being repositioned, I looked everywhere for where it could have been attached and it appears that it has always just been hanging there..
  4. Lake water will conduct enough to kill you......

    Lake water will conduct enough to kill you... Typically enough to lock up your muscles and you drown actually...
  5. Its not like there is ever going to be water in there...

    This is in the engine compartment of a boat I am working on, that was "taking on a little water" AKA it was sinking due to never getting anything maintained. Well there is a AC unit on the back deck...
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    Textbook install? I hope it is a biology textbook...

    Textbook install? I hope it is a biology textbook that might be able to explain just what this animal is....
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    In Soviet Russia electrical panel fixes you.....

    In Soviet Russia electrical panel fixes you.....
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    I kinda like it, It came with it's own "plan B"

    I kinda like it, It came with it's own "plan B"
  9. It is times like this that I am ashamed to say I...

    It is times like this that I am ashamed to say I live in Kentucky....... Near Somerset too..... Sad...really it is just sad..
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    Are traps really that hard to understand? I see...

    Are traps really that hard to understand? I see them in the wall of shame all the time, but I just don't get it....Who can't figure out how to work these funny pieces of PVC? How do they put their...
  11. Nonsense you have the rest of your life to learn...

    Nonsense you have the rest of your life to learn it all. The trouble is that once you feel like you are starting to get the hang of it all, they just come out with something new...
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    So do the fire ants just short things out? I...

    So do the fire ants just short things out?

    I have never really dealt with any fire ants so I guess I am not sure what they are capable of.
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    This isn't something I typically work on so this...

    This isn't something I typically work on so this may be a dumb question.
    Aren't sediment traps for.......trapping sediment? Isn't that important?


    Clean work BTW :)
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    Is the other parent female? IF yes, is she...

    Is the other parent female?

    IF yes, is she attractive?

    That may be the difference between B and C....j/k lol :angel:
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    Van for sale: Clean, one owner, custom window...

    Van for sale:
    Clean, one owner, custom window tinting, and sliding door lock.
    low miles.

    lol
  16. I think the 30 amp breaker is fine as long as the...

    I think the 30 amp breaker is fine as long as the wiring to the breaker can support more than that. I have seen people make some bonehead wiring connections that wouldn't allow enough amps to trip a...
  17. Well it takes .02 Btu's per hour to raise 1 cubic...

    Well it takes .02 Btu's per hour to raise 1 cubic foot 1 degree F and that is assuming no heat loss/gain (aka perfect insulation)

    So how much space does that have to even out the temperature? and...
  18. Well how big of a space are we talking about?...

    Well how big of a space are we talking about?
    Would 341 Btu's raise the temperature of the room 1 degree?
    What type of heat gain/loss do we have?
    Basically there are a lot of factors, I can't...
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    If your employer will pay for it (and I believe...

    If your employer will pay for it (and I believe there is a re-cert fee later) then why not?
    It shows that you understand how things SHOULD be done. I mean I am sure there are lots of people with a...
  20. Yahoo answers had this question on it. The answer...

    Yahoo answers had this question on it. The answer was


    Google really isn't that hard to operate.... :)
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    It is not the maintenance agreement that is the...

    It is not the maintenance agreement that is the problem, it is the company doing it. If it is a good company that they actually perform the work. then it is great.

    But if it is a company that...
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    I understand, and agree that some homeowners are...

    I understand, and agree that some homeowners are way too naive and easily influenced by a pushy contractor. It is a shame, it makes all of us look bad. Sounds like you have done the right thing.
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    I blame the contractor for shoddy work, but at...

    I blame the contractor for shoddy work, but at the same time the homeowner let this happen. It isn't that hard to spot someone who is half a$$ing it.

    You saw the receipt, did they get what they...
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    I look at it like this. This is an example not to...

    I look at it like this. This is an example not to be taken literally...
    A plumbing system, be it pipes in a house or a garden hose in the yard. Pressure is off, there is water in the line...
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    It ticks me off when someone makes a repair and...

    It ticks me off when someone makes a repair and doesn't check their work! Just replace whatever part the halfa$$ed diagnosing came up with and walk away.

    I don't care if I am 100% positive I fixed...
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    High head pressure would be one.

    High head pressure would be one.
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    I wouldn't be afraid to pop in a new breaker. A...

    I wouldn't be afraid to pop in a new breaker. A weak breaker has given me headaches more then once.
  28. Xcel I guess it is nice the previous company set...

    Xcel I guess it is nice the previous company set the bar so low, so now all you have to do is.....your job and you are a hero :)
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    I would like to ask what may be a stupid question...

    I would like to ask what may be a stupid question regarding the "reduced capacity" of running a smaller line set. Is there a formula to figure how much capacity is lost from smaller line set? Is it...
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    Being a boat mechanic I know exactly what you are...

    Being a boat mechanic I know exactly what you are saying about becoming sensitive to it. I find it interesting how many of these posts contain a "I know it is odorless, but"
    I guess more then likely...
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    Now if the strip heat fla does exceed the breaker...

    Now if the strip heat fla does exceed the breaker protection, is that adjustable?

    Like I said it does seem to be able to maintain 50*f despite the breaker being tripped (outside temps dropping at...
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    Defrost theory check

    Ok, So I wanted to check my understanding of how the Defrost theory of operation works vs a problem I am seeing with a customers unit. I want to make it clear I have recommended to the customer to...
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    Always learning, when you stop learning you...

    Always learning, when you stop learning you become "that guy" and everyone has met "that guy"
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    I had a houseboat owner who said that his AC unit...

    I had a houseboat owner who said that his AC unit kept freezing up. He had been down for the weekend and it had been frozen the whole time. He had just left the dock and asked if I could take a look...
  35. I really appreciate the links and support. ...

    I really appreciate the links and support.

    Truthfully this currently is a hobby, more than a career move. I am comfortable telling people when they need to seek a professional, but my own...
  36. That is some very awesome information...Thank you

    That is some very awesome information...Thank you
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    I try to reserve my best for that last attempt....

    I try to reserve my best for that last attempt....
  38. Someone could get hurt around those things. There...

    Someone could get hurt around those things. There should be some caution tape or a sign or something.....
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    oh my.......

    oh my.......
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    lol

    lol
  41. It reminds me of "Cindy" who "lives near by" and...

    It reminds me of "Cindy" who "lives near by" and I can view her profile at blah blah blah.
    You ever try to write some of these people back? it can actually be pretty entertaining.
  42. Mechanic looking to learn about HVAC

    Hello everyone.

    I have been a marine mechanic for 11 years now. Typically I work on engines, generators, electrical systems, water systems, etc. I have often been asked about HVAC and had a...
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