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    Yes, but the customer is the one that ends up...

    Yes, but the customer is the one that ends up living with the problematic installation not the architect or GC.
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    George2 - thanks. He told me they told him it...

    George2 - thanks. He told me they told him it meets code here (which surprised me), but I am just looking to help him understand if he should have them change this to eliminate the restrictions...
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    Proper or improper usage of flex duct

    I have a friend who is doing a major renovation of a commercial space. The contractor has installed flex for all the take-offs. The flex ranges from what looks like 8" diameter up to 16" diameter. ...
  4. You guys will not believe this. Weds I put the...

    You guys will not believe this. Weds I put the unit on after being away for a while, and this dog don't hunt -no cooling. Go out to unit and compressor is doing nothing. Check breakers and it has...
  5. And the Conclusion to the saga----->

    It is two blades just like the original.

    The guy came about an hour ago, I told him the motor and that the blade was the same. He was the same guy that was here yesterday. He said before he does...
  6. Thanks Mr. Bill, that sure makes it sound like...

    Thanks Mr. Bill, that sure makes it sound like the problem is the fan size, as we are pulling 1.35 amps.
  7. I'll get all that detail when he gets here, don't...

    I'll get all that detail when he gets here, don't want to be found with the unit open when the guy gets here. It looks identical to the current motor. They are both 825 RPM, but I never saw what...
  8. Door bell just rang, and a PSEG guy dropped off a...

    Door bell just rang, and a PSEG guy dropped off a new blade and motor. I asked if someone is coming today to install, he had no clue. Called them up and they said yup, someone will be here between...
  9. Shophound, you are right. I don't really want to...

    Shophound, you are right. I don't really want to open up the unit at this point to get all the info as they should be here with the right parts tomorrow. When they have it open I will write down...
  10. Just got a call from the gas company this morning...

    Just got a call from the gas company this morning and they tell me that they heard they need to order the OEM blade for my unit. I said yes, but what about the motor. They tell me the tech told...
  11. Gary, perhaps I will open it up and look for the...

    Gary, perhaps I will open it up and look for the data if I have time tomorrow, but I am hoping they actually have the right parts by Friday.

    Dan, thanks for the offer, too bad you are not close...
  12. They replaced the blade with one with the same...

    They replaced the blade with one with the same pitch and diameter, but the with of the blade is about 1" wider on each blade than the original. They could not use the original one as it was all...
  13. Randolph, NJ 07869

    Randolph, NJ 07869
  14. Well number five came out to install the new...

    Well number five came out to install the new motor. I told him I would like him to check the amps and he said OK. First he checked the capacitor that they installed with the first new motor and it...
  15. I don't know how the gas company makes any money....

    I don't know how the gas company makes any money. They game me a noon to four window today, so I was excited 10 minutes ago when the van pulls up and the guy walks to my door with the new motor in...
  16. Well yesterday around 6pm I called my "friends"...

    Well yesterday around 6pm I called my "friends" at the gas company and wanted to know that status of the part. They told me the procedure is when the part comes in they call to make an appointment...
  17. No there is no deductible and the contract is...

    No there is no deductible and the contract is fairly cheap - yea I know you pay for what you get. But the reason I have it is I had problems with this Rheem system from when it first went in. Every...
  18. They have a big appliance repair business and...

    They have a big appliance repair business and work on just about anything: HVAC, Ranges, Washers / dryers, Refrigerators, Hot water heaters; not to mention gas piping and meters.
  19. Don't know what license you are talking about but...

    Don't know what license you are talking about but they all wear their union logo shirts :)
  20. Well reducing the losses and the heat load has...

    Well reducing the losses and the heat load has made a big difference. It is still difficult to get all three levels to be equal, well actually impossible, but it is much much better. We installed a...
  21. I was a chemical engineer, not a mechanical or...

    I was a chemical engineer, not a mechanical or electrical engineer. Three techs cause I have a service contract with PSE&G "the gas company" They just send whoever fits the schedule. Yea I have a...
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    Understanding Engineers

    Understanding Engineers #1

    Two engineering students were biking across a university
    campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" The second
    engineer replied, "Well, I was...
  23. One more time, I am not the tech. I was a plant...

    One more time, I am not the tech. I was a plant engineer many decades ago, but I certainly am not the tech.

    When they installed the new motor I saw a pair of wires hanging outside the unit and...
  24. I don't recall the RPM on the original motor, but...

    I don't recall the RPM on the original motor, but the one they installed I believe is 11xx RPM (maybe 1125?). They went to some database with the unit name and model number and whatever info the...
  25. Yes, I am the one that diagnosed the issue. I...

    Yes, I am the one that diagnosed the issue. I saw that it was tripping after 15 - 20 minutes, usually at 18 minutes. I sat out there and watched it happen, first the fan stopped and then shortly...
  26. Well its been three separate guys that have been...

    Well its been three separate guys that have been out here. You are correct that nobody checked the amps on the motor. You are also correct that the new motor is longer and hangs lower down. ...
  27. I hear you about the one hose. I agree it is...

    I hear you about the one hose. I agree it is lazy IF he was really trying to check things. I think he was doing it to placate me since I was the one that asked him to check the levels. I'm sure he...
  28. How does a motor dissipate heat without venting? ...

    How does a motor dissipate heat without venting? The only motor I know of that does that is a TEFC motor, and this is not one of those.
  29. I assure you I am not the repair guy, just the...

    I assure you I am not the repair guy, just the guy with an AC unit that is not functioning.

    The third guy just left after checking the unit. I expressed all the issues people here had suggested...
  30. Its not that I am defending him, I just question...

    Its not that I am defending him, I just question if others are being fair to him. The way I see it I am the aggrieved party, yet I would not expect him or anyone else to just stand around for 20...
  31. Capacitor was changed out. I hear people saying...

    Capacitor was changed out. I hear people saying the guy was lazy, but is that really fair. If anyone here went to a job and learned that the unit was working fine until the fan died, wouldn't you...
  32. Well I think the only reason he put one gauge on...

    Well I think the only reason he put one gauge on the unit was because I asked him to test the refrigerant level, he was not even planning on doing that. He did sort of test the unit, he turned it on...
  33. Purely an eyeball examination. I can see through...

    Purely an eyeball examination. I can see through the fins and there are no globs of stuff on them. Again, everything was fine till a week ago when the shaft on the fan broke.
  34. No refrigerant hooked up, he just connected one...

    No refrigerant hooked up, he just connected one gauge.

    The fan is running the correct way, as I had a long discussion with him about which way it should run. It is sucking are through the coils...
  35. You nailed it, he only hooked up one gauge which...

    You nailed it, he only hooked up one gauge which I thought was odd - but I did not take note of which one it was.
  36. They are coming out tomorrow, between 8am and...

    They are coming out tomorrow, between 8am and noon. I had them put a gauge on it when they did the fan and they said it was fine, but it had only been running about one minute at the time.
  37. I have a big portable air mover and put it by the...

    I have a big portable air mover and put it by the side of the compressor blowing through the coils on one side. When I did this the unit ran for about 35-40 minutes rather than the 15-20 with just...
  38. Perhaps I did not correctly explain the...

    Perhaps I did not correctly explain the difference on the blades. They are the same length (or diameter), it is the width of the blade that is larger by about an inch. Thus while there are the same...
  39. The highest part of the blade is about 3/4" BELOW...

    The highest part of the blade is about 3/4" BELOW the shroud. I assume this fan must be the problem as there were no issues with the unit before the fan fell off. The only thing that has changed is...
  40. The gas company is involved because I have a...

    The gas company is involved because I have a service contract with them for the equipment. The original problem was the shaft corroded on the old motor and broke about 1/2" down from the motor and...
  41. What causes compressor to trip on high pressure?

    Last week the fan on my Rheem compressor broke and the compressor tripped on high pressure - I assume because it got hot. The dreaded gas company came out and replaced the motor and fan assembly. ...
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    Could you explain exactly what that is so that I...

    Could you explain exactly what that is so that I know to ask correctly. How is it different than the Honeywell dampers?
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    I don't think it is the fan motor, its the motor...

    I don't think it is the fan motor, its the motor shaft that just broke due to corrosion about half-way down to the blades. I plan to call the company that did the other system if this is not just a...
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    Replacing 20 year old system

    I have a 20 year old Rheem 92% eff furnace and AC system that may need to be replace. On Saturday my my wife asked why it was 80 degrees in the bedroom. The fan was set to the "on" position so it...
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    Free "Stuff", finally I get it!

    Finally, someone put it down in a form that I can understand. [**** is really S_H_I_T ]

    The folks who are getting free ****, don't like the folks who are paying for the free ****, because the...
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    Roxy is one HOT BABE

    As many of you know, I just recently had to put my 15 year old Husky to sleep. We miss him a lot, and my other two huskies were somewhat lost without him. So, last saturday we got them (and us) an 11...
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    I found on my unit that you will get the wrong...

    I found on my unit that you will get the wrong static pressure if you change anything on the system without having it refind all the equipment and run a base static pressure test. Thus, if I close...
  48. They should have brought back BRUCE! That was a...

    They should have brought back BRUCE! That was a good show.
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    Wow Tiger, you win !

    Wow Tiger, you win !
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    Superbowl Beer Cooler

    Just started filling the "Beer Cooler" for the Superbowl - and no compressor or refridgerant is needed :)


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