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  1. Just use condensate pump tablets. But if the...

    Just use condensate pump tablets.
    But if the tubing is accessible just replace it. The pumps i have been using have a roll included in the box.

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  2. I also use it for checking the pan temp when i am...

    I also use it for checking the pan temp when i am making burgers. It is repeatable so even if it isn't accurate it still puts a number on the temp that either did or didn't work well for me.

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  3. I carry a flute and a harbor freight infrared...

    I carry a flute and a harbor freight infrared thermometer and they are within two degrees of each other so the harbor freight one is up to 22 off when the fluke is only 20 off. Infrared...
  4. I think it means talk to text fails again....

    I think it means talk to text fails again. [emoji16]

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  5. In my opinion if it's 10 past years old for the...

    In my opinion if it's 10 past years old for the price of a new pump and hose I'd replace them both. At the same time in a basement there's probably not much risk of water damage and with your tub...
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    Hey man are you quoting adds? [emoji1787] Yeah...

    Hey man are you quoting adds? [emoji1787]
    Yeah that's what I've gathered. I'm having a really hard time deciding between pour foam and blue board. Both are good products but I really want to try...
  7. No because of comfort. The blast of hot air from...

    No because of comfort. The blast of hot air from a furnace can be uncomfortable especially if you like a fairly cool house. The heat pump gives a nice gentle slow heat that never makes and feel...
  8. In my area I believe the cost of operation...

    In my area I believe the cost of operation between heat pump and gas heat is not too far off especially since we have pretty mild short Winters but my boss has a heat pump with a gas furnace and he...
  9. I think efficiency versus cost of operation is...

    I think efficiency versus cost of operation is one of those things that doesn't so much get forgotten as much as blatantly ignored. Manufacturers want you to buy the new thing that claims to be more...
  10. I don't know what temperature would be best to...

    I don't know what temperature would be best to use for compressor lockout but that can be calculated. Once you know your temperatures then you can figure out how best to set your thermostat.

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  11. There is a distinct difference between efficient...

    There is a distinct difference between efficient and cost effective. If you burn natural gas in a furnace vs letting the power plant burn natural gas and your heat pump delivery 3 to 4 times more...
  12. I carry a hilmor bag that weighs more than my 4...

    I carry a hilmor bag that weighs more than my 4 year old son. [emoji1787]

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    Same here. I think my G5 recovery pump holds at...

    Same here. I think my G5 recovery pump holds at least a quarter lb in its condenser. One time i recovered 20+lb of r22 out of a 4 ton condenser that took around 10lb. I had no doubts about why the...
  14. Thread: Goodman

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    I was just joking but I can't remember what...

    I was just joking but I can't remember what brands go which way so i always just try one way and then reverse it if i am wrong.

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    Maybe that's the ones that somebody replaced the...

    Maybe that's the ones that somebody replaced the reversing valve with a Rheem reversing valve. [emoji1787]

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    Coming in loud and clear. [emoji16] Sent from...

    Coming in loud and clear. [emoji16]

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  17. Thread: What tools?

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    Good post. Fluke makes amazing meters although I...

    Good post. Fluke makes amazing meters although I still don't like the company.

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    I would be inclined to check the blower capacitor...

    I would be inclined to check the blower capacitor and amp draw just to be sure the blower is not on the verge of quitting and maybe not moving enough air.

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    I got a call from a contractor once that the mini...

    I got a call from a contractor once that the mini split we had installed was not working. When I got there it was wrapped in paper and tape for painting. I just chuckled and said good because you had...
  20. Thread: Evap ice melter.

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    I have noticed something disturbing. About 75% of...

    I have noticed something disturbing. About 75% of the refrigerators i work on in rentals have cockroaches and about 50% have them really bad.

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  21. Thread: Wire crimps

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    It says in the paperwork that it works both ways...

    It says in the paperwork that it works both ways and it sure looks like it is symmetrical.

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    Amazon comes through again. $16 with my prime day...

    Amazon comes through again. $16 with my prime day discount and it arrived on a Sunday just in time for work on Monday! This feels so nice and well made in my hand.
    Thanks for the tip. I can't wait...
  23. Thread: Sealing pvc flue

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    just under $8 with tax and prime shipping for 50...

    just under $8 with tax and prime shipping for 50 on amazon. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201018/b29cde09d6e1c10339f5e1faa044fa50.jpg

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  24. Thread: Sealing pvc flue

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    Often it amounts to thats the way they were...

    Often it amounts to thats the way they were taught and they never checked the label or they believe the person who tought them over the manufacturer.

    I was taught to glue pvc water pipe with only...
  25. If that is a single unit zoned for 3 stories then...

    If that is a single unit zoned for 3 stories then that would be the problem. It needs 3 systems to accurately control temp on all levels.

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    Poll: Please update us after a full year once you have...

    Please update us after a full year once you have experienced it through an entire humid season. I am really curious how it will do.

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    My boss made that mistake. He ended up...

    My boss made that mistake.
    He ended up replacing it for free and we took the dirty unit and pressure washed it and installed it in his house.
    He used it tor stress testing fujitsu. He didn't...
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    Yep. I've gathered that it seems to be one brand...

    Yep.
    I've gathered that it seems to be one brand but I don't know which brand. I avoid the white ones and don't really worry about it as we don't do any really big mini split projects.
    ...
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    If the static was high from the start the unit...

    If the static was high from the start the unit may have been on the verge of tripping high safety the whole time and now the coil has some build up and the airflow finally dropped to the point that...
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    Technically it wasn't the thermostat either. Just...

    Technically it wasn't the thermostat either. Just a jumper. [emoji1787]

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    Is it zoned with a bypass duct? Sent from the...

    Is it zoned with a bypass duct?

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  32. Thread: Spray Foam Art

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    I know a guy who sprayed a whole duct system but...

    I know a guy who sprayed a whole duct system but he had a really hard time getting good coverage so it was a horrible rusty mess and dripped on his expensive ceiling. I am just glad it was his own...
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    How about hydronic heat pumps? Sent from the...

    How about hydronic heat pumps?

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  34. Thread: Sealing pvc flue

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    I still think my method works out better because...

    I still think my method works out better because I can do 50 for the price of a tube of silicone.

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    Hey we have to accommodate total morons. Some of...

    Hey we have to accommodate total morons. Some of them pretend to be HVAC pros. [emoji1787]

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  36. Thread: Sealing pvc flue

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    Probably because people think you don't need...

    Probably because people think you don't need primer with rain or shine.

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    I wondered if that was the case. It is getting...

    I wondered if that was the case. It is getting crazy. I have lost one friend already.

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    Looks nice. personally i think that head that is...

    Looks nice. personally i think that head that is low on the wall should be a floor mount head instead of a high wall so that it could be mounted within the installation specs.

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  39. Thread: Sealing pvc flue

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    This is what I am using. They are 1/4" id...

    This is what I am using.
    They are 1/4" id silicone high temp masking caps. They fit really nice in a 5/16" hole. I push them in with the blunt end of a 3/16" drill bit.
    I heard about tapered plugs...
  40. Thread: Sealing pvc flue

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    As for the high temp silicone that is overkill....

    As for the high temp silicone that is overkill. If you get regular clear 100% silicone it it rated something like 550 to 600
    Also if the threads grab really well you shouldn't need sealant.
    ...
  41. Thread: Sealing pvc flue

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    That sounds good as long as it is tight enough to...

    That sounds good as long as it is tight enough to cut threads.

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  42. Thread: Sealing pvc flue

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    Definitely. I have heard of using brass pipe...

    Definitely.
    I have heard of using brass pipe plugs.
    There are also silicone plugs available.

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  43. Thread: Evap ice melter.

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    That gets messy on residential refrigerators but...

    That gets messy on residential refrigerators but for commercial I wouldn't hesitate especially since the sink often fits a garden hose and the floors have drains.[emoji16]

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    I really don't like lithium grease spray as most...

    I really don't like lithium grease spray as most of them are ultra cheap grease that dries out really quick. Besides that it's the wrong lubricant for this application as has been mentioned it is a...
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    If you get a portable AC make sure to get a two...

    If you get a portable AC make sure to get a two hose unit the single hose ones are worthless. They take the indoor air that's already cooled and blow it through the condenser and blow it out so...
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    It would be best if the system was checked in...

    It would be best if the system was checked in conjunction with adjusting the vents to make sure that you still have good airflow. I wasn't saying to undercut the door just because but it would be...
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    Why not just balance the airflow throughout the...

    Why not just balance the airflow throughout the house to make sure that that room gets enough cooling. It may be that with the door closed you don't have enough return and you may need to undercut...
  48. Thread: Evap ice melter.

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    Oh i forgot to mention they are about $15 at...

    Oh i forgot to mention they are about $15 at walmart and include a gfci so you won't zap yourself quite as easily.

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  49. Thread: Evap ice melter.

    by R600a
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    Evap ice melter.

    Well i do some residential refrigeration so i regularly have to defrost evaporators.
    I had been using a heat gun and it was slow and risky. It was so hot that i melted something most times I used...
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    Your profile says contractor. ? Sent from the...

    Your profile says contractor. ?

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