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    42nd. week 1997 filters should be at least...

    42nd. week 1997 filters should be at least quarterly.It depends on the environment the unit is in & where the return air ducts are.
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    we have a few at a factory here.They never call...

    we have a few at a factory here.They never call untill they break.whatever the problem is add v-belts,grease bearings etc.
    I think last time the high/low gas safety shorted & the control transformer...
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    Nothing wrong with that. Think of just a few...

    Nothing wrong with that.
    Think of just a few bucks times thousands of units,manufacturers do it all the time.
  4. Thread: Corrosion?

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    Tell them to bring the sewer up to code now or...

    Tell them to bring the sewer up to code now or pay for the damage it causes later.
  5. I was in military intelligence 25 years...

    I was in military intelligence 25 years ago.knowing what we had at our disposal even then I can say it is highly unlikely at best.
  6. Heating a pool is a luxury.I think it would work...

    Heating a pool is a luxury.I think it would work out better for you to toss any reset out the window & run full temps for quicker recovery.
    A buffer tank for the heating system would help with the...
  7. Tek-mar makes some nice stuff with boiler...

    Tek-mar makes some nice stuff with boiler protection.
    What type of system do you have?
    I would think A primary/secondary vs injection system would be ideal.
    I put one in that had a cold zone for a...
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    Why on earth would you shut off the recovery...

    Why on earth would you shut off the recovery machine?fill the other tanks off the first ones liquid port.use a scale & don't overfill.
    There is nothing wrong with liquid transfer.
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    If the condenser is old enough to replace it...

    If the condenser is old enough to replace it would not be unusual for the starter that was not replaced to be old enough to fail.
    How long should a mexican or chinese part last?
    I ordered a starter...
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    How high up on the building is this? It should...

    How high up on the building is this?
    It should be cut up with a sawzall & the new rtu reducted to the curb from outside.
    Just how do you do any work on this?What a nightmare!
  11. If everything was the same size & configuration...

    If everything was the same size & configuration an install can go amazingly fast.
  12. good advice! evap is junk & where is the gas...

    good advice! evap is junk & where is the gas going?likely the cond is leaking.
  13. good advice! evap is junk & where is the gas...

    good advice! evap is junk & where is the gas going?likely the cond is leaking.
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    Ask the contractor how much more he charges for a...

    Ask the contractor how much more he charges for a new lineset.Only he can give you his prices.
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    In some areas a fused disconnect is required.The...

    In some areas a fused disconnect is required.The circuit breaker is sized for the branch & fused down to protect the unit.Changing the breaker would be a waste of time & money if this is the case.
  16. File a complaint with the public housing...

    File a complaint with the public housing authority.
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    Anytime a system is open the drier should be...

    Anytime a system is open the drier should be replaced.Arguing otherwise with the guy that signs your check is not very smart.imo
  18. Leave the transformer in place.It is not uncommon...

    Leave the transformer in place.It is not uncommon on large facilities to have voltage drops on peak hours,the buck n boost is there to protect from brown outs.I know of one mall with one on every...
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    arzel is top of the line stuff imo.

    arzel is top of the line stuff imo.
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    A little teflon tape on the threads lets it get a...

    A little teflon tape on the threads lets it get a bit tighter.oil the seal on the cap & tighten it down.The cap is made to seal.1/12 of a turn after tight should be good.I have seen guys goober them...
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    If I remember right there are a few short screws...

    If I remember right there are a few short screws here n there.put them back where they came out & it should be easy.
  22. hmmm insane people don't belong in the service.I...

    hmmm insane people don't belong in the service.I guess the guy in panama that thought he was back in vietnam or what ever didn't belong there.
    He did his job evidently because the sicko had at least...
  23. I would be proud to let a chick with a d!ck save...

    I would be proud to let a chick with a d!ck save my life!
    Seriously why would anyone care about the sexual orientation of someone as long as they pulled their weight when the stuff hit the fan?
    I...
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    I think the supplier sold him the stuff to do...

    I think the supplier sold him the stuff to do it.seems they would have told him to leave if they didn't
  25. A bag of towels a shop vac & a steam cleaner like...

    A bag of towels a shop vac & a steam cleaner like a shark or comparable.
    If you use a degreaser chemical better read to make sure it is aluminum safe first.
    had some pretty good luck with no rinse...
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    5 tons on 7/8? sounds like the supplier is a...

    5 tons on 7/8?
    sounds like the supplier is a goof.
    since when does a supplier have more weight than the manufacturer that paid pile of cash out to have the unit ari tested at their specs?
    1 1/8 x...
  27. It's not hard to be a tool junkie!I have five...

    It's not hard to be a tool junkie!I have five different meters just on my truck.probably six manifold sets another six in the garage etc.
    I think if I looked hard enough I can find the widget that...
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    why not calibrate with a standard coupler & check...

    why not calibrate with a standard coupler & check it for consistancy on any pipe?
  29. I would think 2" wall armaflex sealed & covered...

    I would think 2" wall armaflex sealed & covered should do it.
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    Best of luck I just turned an app in for a dream...

    Best of luck I just turned an app in for a dream job myself.
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    My guess on the mold would be extended runtime...

    My guess on the mold would be extended runtime with reduced airflow/dirty filters.
    have fun cleaning them it is a pita.
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    This is the slow time of year.It took me three...

    This is the slow time of year.It took me three months to get my first apprenticeship.
    Wait till spring warms things up it will change.
    Just keep filling out apps .
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    oh sorry that one throttles the dampers.That's...

    oh sorry that one throttles the dampers.That's what I mean about referring to the books haha
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    carrier specs txv for zones never saw one...

    carrier specs txv for zones never saw one without.
    Sorry we deal with so many zone systems I pull the manuals when I work on them.
    Is there a dump damper or barometric bypass installed that could...
  35. Sounds like the tech had no adapter to test the...

    Sounds like the tech had no adapter to test the flame signal for the smart valve & was guessing what was going wrong.
    I would call a heil or tempstar dealer to check it out.
    If it was never cleaned...
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    you better not forget hard start kits if you are...

    you better not forget hard start kits if you are putting txv's in.
    I see you are in idaho.I bet it is cold out there yet.
    If they are calling for cooling with low outdoor ambient you might need...
  37. Three tons would not be a good idea. Look into a...

    Three tons would not be a good idea.
    Look into a space-pak or unico high velocity system.The ducts are very small & able to be run in places conventional ducts cannot.
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    Ed Schriver was the best refer man I ever met...

    Ed Schriver was the best refer man I ever met rest his soul.
    This was a guy that jumped on a plane & fixed refer problems no one else could.
    He was an engineer for surface combustion before they...
  39. Reminds me of a funny story. Something like...

    Reminds me of a funny story.
    Something like twenty years ago,got back to the shop & I grabbed a map gas torch & ran the fire across the entire bottom of both boots.
    My boss at the time said hey map...
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    The attitude for authority is hard to deal with....

    The attitude for authority is hard to deal with.
    Ask the boss for a raise for having to deal with this.
    If they tell you no refuse to work with the guy.
    It sucks being a baby sitter for grown...
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    There are just so many different ways.A lot of...

    There are just so many different ways.A lot of the setbacks here seem to be electro-pneumatic combination.
    Time clock closes pneumatic relay & switches pressure to a pneumatic amplifier etc.
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    Started at 16 in 1984 we had a great vo-tech...

    Started at 16 in 1984 we had a great vo-tech program in high school.
    I am an industrial/commercial service tech,I was service manager for a decent sized shop years ago when in the military with...
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    The duct connected to the return is fresh air not...

    The duct connected to the return is fresh air not combustion air.
    Your water heater is still connected to the chimney combustion air is required for it.
  44. 60 deg is nuts Those servers will do fine with...

    60 deg is nuts Those servers will do fine with 70.Over sized for server cooling is not such a bad idea.You can bet some I.T. guy will stuff yet another tower in there with no thought to the available...
  45. I get upset when I go on a service call & some...

    I get upset when I go on a service call & some security guard wants to keep my i d when I am on their roof.
    I asked for a receipt one time & was told they didn't have anything like that.
    I told...
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    Ha ha thank you for the chuckle.We are pretty...

    Ha ha thank you for the chuckle.We are pretty fortunate here.The guy we use is probably one of the sharpest commercial/industrial electricians I have seen.
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    Unfortunately the first place that seems to be...

    Unfortunately the first place that seems to be cut for funds in a new home is hvac & plumbing.
    The two most durable systems in a home.
    I would not use the general contractors "regular guy"new home...
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    Considering that latent heat of vaporization to...

    Considering that latent heat of vaporization to change 1lb of 212 deg water to 1lb of 212 deg steam is 970 btu's per pound and is the same constant to change water vapor to condensate at 970 btu per...
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    Munchkin boilers are a high maintenance item.It...

    Munchkin boilers are a high maintenance item.It should be torn down & cleaned every year.
    By setting the thermostat back with a hot water boiler & cast iron radiators you are wasting energy.Stop...
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    I had a commercial application of a residential...

    I had a commercial application of a residential split that should have been replaced.Customer said."fix it"
    I put in a two core drier can & two ball valves.
    It ran a month before the two high...
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