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  1. #1
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    Confused

    hey guys im new here and today was my first day of HVAC skool. The rule of thumb says to use a size bigger wire ??? does that mean thicker wire or thinner????????
    i know that the smaller the number than the thicker the wire. can you guys help me out? thanks

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    Yes the smaller the number the more conductive material there is in the wire. The more conductive material in the wire the more current it can safely carry.

    And being the I am a grouchy old bas+ard let me say, "don't start in the middle of a situation" Where did you come up with this rule of thumb. In what context is this rule used.

    Or yeah--welcome aboard, you'll love it.

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    Let the "sparkey's" run the wire.

    Let the plumbers run all the drain lines ... and hook em up.

    Let the fitters run all the piping in copper. Let all the tinners run the ductwork.

    You just focus on diagnosis and repairs. Dont sweat the small stuff. And wire is all small stuff.

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    Originally posted by R12rules
    Let the "sparkey's" run the wire.

    Let the plumbers run all the drain lines ... and hook em up.

    Let the fitters run all the piping in copper. Let all the tinners run the ductwork.

    You just focus on diagnosis and repairs. Dont sweat the small stuff. And wire is all small stuff.
    Who made these rules? I'll tell the boss we don't do wiring or drains anymore. He'll be thrilled at doubling our costs.
    Jason

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    Originally posted by R12rules
    Let the "sparkey's" run the wire.
    Thats about all they can do.

    Originally posted by R12rules
    Let the plumbers run all the drain lines ... and hook em up.
    Thats scary
    A Diamond is just a piece of coal, that made good under pressure!

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    Originally posted by R12rules
    Let the "sparkey's" run the wire.

    Let the plumbers run all the drain lines ... and hook em up.

    Let the fitters run all the piping in copper. Let all the tinners run the ductwork.

    You just focus on diagnosis and repairs. Dont sweat the small stuff. And wire is all small stuff.
    1. They say What rule of thumb do you want to use?
    2. All the wrong slope and traps in thew wrong locations.
    3. They can fight with the others..
    AND lastly you can go back and fix their mastakes.....

    Great rule of thumb....

    Yuma,
    What is snow? Is it that white stuff in a freezer?

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    To R12RULES

    What is your part of a job?Collecting the cash?

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    Hmm

    Originally posted by R12rules
    Let the "sparkey's" run the wire.

    Let the plumbers run all the drain lines ... and hook em up.

    Let the fitters run all the piping in copper. Let all the tinners run the ductwork.

    You just focus on diagnosis and repairs. Dont sweat the small stuff. And wire is all small stuff.
    It's a bright, sunny, happy place in there, isn't it, Bob???

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