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  1. I can do one in about 3-4 hours if it's a little...

    I can do one in about 3-4 hours if it's a little "K" body coplematic for something like a 2 door reach-in freezer. If it's a big sucker like I think you might be talking about, I think planning for...
  2. If you're that worried about it, get some plants....

    If you're that worried about it, get some plants. Not too many though, because then you might accumulate too much oxygen which could be a fire hazard. :eek2:

    If you have a relatively new and/or...
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    Most soft "plumbing" copper is Type L, which is...

    Most soft "plumbing" copper is Type L, which is the exact same as ACR tubing. The only difference is that ACR has nitrogen inside and rubber plugs or plastic caps. Other than that, they should both...
  4. Yeah, I stole it from a post that James Colver...

    Yeah, I stole it from a post that James Colver made a few days ago.

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1953981-The-WORST-Ductless-Installation-Ever!!!!&highlight=worst+ductless
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    I was surprised when you said that GE was owned...

    I was surprised when you said that GE was owned by Electrolux. I just did some research and found that this isn't exactly true. Apparently, Electrolux was trying to buy GE's appliance division but...
  6. So basically you want a window a/c, but you want...

    So basically you want a window a/c, but you want it to be much more complicated and expensive? If your quest for a window unit doesn't work out, you could always try something like this....


    ...
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    Hey James, did you actually come across this gem...

    Hey James, did you actually come across this gem during a service call? Tell us more about the back story. What did the owner say once you pointed out why it wasn't working? Is it getting fixed?
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    Inspectors around here would fail soft soldered...

    Inspectors around here would fail soft soldered refrigerant connections if they saw them due to the potential for the joints to come apart during a fire. It's the same reason copper gas lines can't...
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    Rocks on flat commercial roofs are common in my...

    Rocks on flat commercial roofs are common in my area. I'd say about half of the roofs I go on have them. They do a good job of absorbing the rtu panels that I sometimes drop so that the corners of...
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    I like my LED mini Maglite. It runs on 2 aaa...

    I like my LED mini Maglite. It runs on 2 aaa batteries, is plenty bright, and is a little bigger than a sharpie marker so it stays right in my shirt pocket. As a bonus it's also Made in the USA.
    ...
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    From what I can see, if there were an actual fire...

    From what I can see, if there were an actual fire that pipe would be no match for those doors (or someone's foot). I don't think it would slow anybody down from getting outside if they had to. ...
  12. I disagree with this being a "very simple"...

    I disagree with this being a "very simple" problem that anyone should be able to solve. I have a feeling that lentz along with most other techs would struggle mightily if they were tasked with...
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    If the customer wants you to, it is possible to...

    If the customer wants you to, it is possible to achieve a fairly decent balance even if you don't have proper air balancing tools.

    If the place seems to be in a negative, start by trying to get...
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    Nice try, but that's not exactly how it works. ...

    Nice try, but that's not exactly how it works. First of all the compressor isn't a unit, it's just a component inside of what's usually referred to as the condensing unit. 2nd of all, nobody calls...
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    From what I can see, your email to them was very...

    From what I can see, your email to them was very well written. Your requests seem fair to me. Hopefully this company will step up to the plate to make things right.
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    They do make brackets that allow mini-split...

    They do make brackets that allow mini-split condensers to be mounted onto a wall.

    Before you start going all gun-ho with the mini-split idea though, does this boat operate on or near salt water? ...
  17. I think icemeister's got it. I once had the same...

    I think icemeister's got it. I once had the same thing happen where the compressor would pump down, something inside of it would "burp" causing the suction pressure to go up a little bit, and then...
  18. I don't know what a BPO industry is, or what a...

    I don't know what a BPO industry is, or what a utilization review nurse is, or what you're really talking about in general, but I say sure, go for it! :cheers:

    In case it's relevant, I know...
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    Pressure washers work ok in situations with low...

    Pressure washers work ok in situations with low water pressure.
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    I think R502 should be able to use the same...

    I think R502 should be able to use the same orifice as R404A (and R408). R407C and R22 are pretty similar, so they should be able to share an orifice, as should R12 and R134a. I could be wrong, but...
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    These components that you've listed have the...

    These components that you've listed have the possibility of being part of a good hvac system that could offer you economical and reliable service for many years to come. They also have the...
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    What is the question? You pick the nozzle that...

    What is the question? You pick the nozzle that matches up with the refrigerant and/or expansion valve. I think they usually come with 2 nozzles to choose from. One for R12 (and it's replacements) ...
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    Maybe the guy works for "3 Seasons Heating and...

    Maybe the guy works for "3 Seasons Heating and Air". He just hasn't had a chance to get the graphics done yet. :whistle:

    I've actually used one of those as a service vehicle once at when I got a...
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    One of these......

    One of these...
    http://www.harrisproductsgroup.com/~/media/Images/Products/Alloys/Brazing/Safety-Silv%2045.jpg?mw=400&mh=600
    or this...
  25. Does this unit only have only one hose going to...

    Does this unit only have only one hose going to the window, or are there 2?

    If only one hose, then it works by taking some of the room air that it just worked so hard to cool down, blowing it...
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    Your concerns seem valid. Not sure there is much...

    Your concerns seem valid. Not sure there is much you can do about it though other than plan for smaller units when they eventually fail.

    I don't know what type of thermostats or controllers you...
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    I disagree. I would say that the correct way to...

    I disagree. I would say that the correct way to proceed would probably be to remove all of the oil and then take the compressor straight to the scrap yard.
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    Where did this used condenser or compressor or...

    Where did this used condenser or compressor or whatever it is come from and why is it being reinstalled in a different location?

    Typically, condensing units and/or their compressors are used until...
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    That's funny. Thanks for digging into my link. ...

    That's funny. Thanks for digging into my link. That definitely explains the 40% higher profits claim. I will give up on my argument now.

    :cheers:
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    OK, we'll say you have 60 tons worth of heat...

    OK, we'll say you have 60 tons worth of heat being produced by the artificial light. How many tons worth of heat is the sun beaming into all of those windows on the roof? Also consider all of those...
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    They've been doing this in Sam's Clubs for a...

    They've been doing this in Sam's Clubs for a while. It would seem to me like what ever money they save in lighting costs would be more than made up for in extra air conditioning costs. Does anyone...
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    $25 is a major rip off!! I'll tell you what, I...

    $25 is a major rip off!!

    I'll tell you what, I will make up and send you guys new cards for only $19.95. Just send me your credit card info, your social security number, and the date you want the...
  33. What you are saying makes no sense. In one...

    What you are saying makes no sense. In one sentence you say you are afraid of finding a contractor who wants to sell you a larger than necessary unit, but then in the very next sentence you say you...
  34. That reminds me, I think my refrigerator's...

    That reminds me, I think my refrigerator's overdue for a condenser cleaning. I'll add that to my list of things that I should probably do someday.

    Wait, what were we talking about?

    :cheers:
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    Do these things have a button on them somewhere...

    Do these things have a button on them somewhere that says "test"? If so, I would use that button to see if they worked or not during your maintenance, along with looking at them to make sure the...
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    Look closely at which terminals the old wires are...

    Look closely at which terminals the old wires are connected to. Then look closely at the install manual that came with the new thermostat. You should be able to figure it out, if not then it's time...
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    That's not a rookie move. As far as I know, it's...

    That's not a rookie move. As far as I know, it's OK to add new refrigerant to existing refrigerant. I've never heard of anyone having any problems with glide or fractionalization or whatever you're...
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    Yeah, you're doing it wrong. You don't want much...

    Yeah, you're doing it wrong. You don't want much of a load on the expansion valve when doing adjustments. You want the box to be near set-point while running nice and smoothly with minimal...
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    One word of advice is to be very careful when...

    One word of advice is to be very careful when adjusting expansion valves. You should always wait until the box is close to setpoint before adjusting them, especially on freezers with MOP type...
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    Please help me try to understand what you are...

    Please help me try to understand what you are talking about. You said you used the virgin tank to do the job of charging and then you ran out of that stuff and had to top it off. Do you mean that...
  41. As 4J said, your outlets can only handle so much....

    As 4J said, your outlets can only handle so much. If your outlet is directly wired to a 20 amp breaker, you should be fine. If all you have available is a 15 amp circuit and/or the circuit has...
  42. In general, heat pump coils need to match,...

    In general, heat pump coils need to match, straight air conditioner systems do not.

    Increasing the size of the evaporator coil in an air conditioning system will slightly increase it's efficiency,...
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    Which came first, the drain line or the P-trap? ...

    Which came first, the drain line or the P-trap? That part made me laugh for some reason.

    It's small touches like that union on your drain line that show that you take pride in what you do and...
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    Are you just making stuff up? I've never heard...

    Are you just making stuff up? I've never heard of an analog ammeter that needs to be plugged into a wall, do you have a link to one?

    Also, weather or not a meter is analog or can do rms has...
  45. In case you missed this day in HVAC school, you...

    In case you missed this day in HVAC school, you can NOT charge up a fixed metering device system by subcooling or by looking at a sightglass. The only thing you should be using that sight glass for...
  46. I think the setting you're looking for is "Dehum...

    I think the setting you're looking for is "Dehum Drain". This setting shuts the fan off for 5 minutes after a call for cooling to help moisture to drain off of the coil better and to prevent it from...
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    Hi l_zuniga. I'm a member of the Minneapolis...

    Hi l_zuniga.

    I'm a member of the Minneapolis Pipefitter's union. I don't know how vacation time works in Dallas, but maybe it's similar to how we do it. If you don't understand how it works it...
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    Remember this little tidbit of wisdom that I'm...

    Remember this little tidbit of wisdom that I'm about to drop.... "The solution to pollution is dilution".

    They do produce a small amount of CO, but there is so much excess air mixed in with it...
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    Usually I'm about a block away from the business...

    Usually I'm about a block away from the business when I get the call telling me that I'm not needed anymore. :gah:

    Have you ever showed up anywhere to find another company already there working...
  50. As Space Racer said, at a plumbing place you...

    As Space Racer said, at a plumbing place you would be looking for a 3/4" x 5/8" reducer.

    The exact same fitting at a refrigeration place would be called a 7/8" x 3/4" reducer.

    Or you could just...
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