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    If its an 80% furnace then yes it does need high...

    If its an 80% furnace then yes it does need high and low combustion air ventialtion by code.
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    a picture is worth a thousand words

    a picture is worth a thousand words
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    You wouldn't want to pull air from the...

    You wouldn't want to pull air from the crawlspace, its generally pretty nasty down there. If I understand what you described correctly then what you have is standard practice for a closet air handler...
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    Looks good, is that broccoli in there? Sent...

    Looks good, is that broccoli in there?


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    Someone has to bring them back. I even realized...

    Someone has to bring them back. I even realized it was from 2016 or whatever before I replied and said f*ck it, it’s still relevant I just never responded.


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  6. I have hundreds of tg9’s installed in all...

    I have hundreds of tg9’s installed in all orientations (most horizontal), other than the clear collection boxes cracking (~10 years ago) and there were some bad Costa Rica pressure switches (~7 years...
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    The 2 30# tanks I use for service work (one for...

    The 2 30# tanks I use for service work (one for 22 and one for 410) I know are “clean”. I only use them on “clean” repairs and if I do a repair that is suspect then I either use a trash tank or...
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    That’s not how it should be done (I know it is...

    That’s not how it should be done (I know it is taken advantage of by most), the only reason flat rate should be a thing is because

    #1 the homeowner wants to know what they’re getting into (like a...
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    That’s not necessarily true. My service agreement...

    That’s not necessarily true. My service agreement rates barely cover my costs but it keeps the customer happy, keeps the equipment maintained, keeps my company in the forefront of their mind when...
  10. Whatever you do, definitely get the 10 year labor...

    Whatever you do, definitely get the 10 year labor plan. In the past week I’ve replaced 6 aluminum Evaporator coils and 3 ecm motors on less than 5 year old units. York/Coleman/JCI, ...
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    That’s a first for me, never seen anything like...

    That’s a first for me, never seen anything like it.

    I’d probably just build a transition from it to the new unit with lined sheet metal and paint it with grey mastic?

    Maybe externally insulate...
  12. Pairing Variable Speed Air Handler with Bosch Heat Pump

    Never mind this is app, my bad

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    We can tell by the price of HCFC and HFC...

    We can tell by the price of HCFC and HFC refrigerants, F*ck Joe Biden!


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  14. What exactly is the problem you’re attempting to...

    What exactly is the problem you’re attempting to solve with the house/building? That’s the question, now find the answer by wading through the textbook.


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  15. Split type short cycling for 5 seconds every 40 seconds regularly?

    I second this advice


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    My sales rep told me they are just focusing on...

    My sales rep told me they are just focusing on pumping out the vanilla product right now as fast as they can and not even worrying about the chocolate or the other flavors.


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    No quality control anymore

    I agree, most of the hvac equipment I have gotten has been piss poor and I’m talking from multiple manufacturers and Distributers. I installed a 5 ton gas/electric split the other week and the...
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    Maybe one day but for now I will straight wire...

    Maybe one day but for now I will straight wire that third leg until Monday week.


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    That’s a 2 phase disconnect, I don’t see the...

    That’s a 2 phase disconnect, I don’t see the problem. You should’ve specified 3 phase.


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    You have to be vetted by the membership committee...

    You have to be vetted by the membership committee to gain access to the pro side of the site. The open areas are indexed by google searches so anyone can see them so we can’t get too technical in...
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    This guy is a legend right here Sent from my...

    This guy is a legend right here


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    Hey Doug, I sent you an email this morning ��

    Hey Doug, I sent you an email this morning ��
  23. Duct leakage Sent from my iPhone using...

    Duct leakage


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    How about 50 dogecoin [emoji23] Sent from...

    How about 50 dogecoin [emoji23]


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    You have nominated yourself for a controlled...

    You have nominated yourself for a controlled experiment and you know it. My man! I’ve got $50 on iceman.
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    New construction duct boots

    We use r8 insulated boots and just bend some scrap metal (hemlock) and roofing nails to the trusses for ceilings then once the rock is hung it has nowhere to go and screws line up with the holes in...
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    Whatever size copper you want to use and make...

    Whatever size copper you want to use and make flares on the end, don’t forget to put the nut on before flaring the tubing.
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    Poll: Probably low charge

    Probably low charge
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    Something is blocking airflow either in the...

    Something is blocking airflow either in the return or supply trunk line, internal to the unit, the blower is running backwards somehow or the coil has gotten so filthy with construction/Sheetrock...
  30. GE had a great design, that’s why Trane bought it.

    GE had a great design, that’s why Trane bought it.
  31. There is no better outdoor coil for oceanfront...

    There is no better outdoor coil for oceanfront than the GE spine fin aluminum coil.
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    The hoses and tools themselves off gas when new...

    The hoses and tools themselves off gas when new and will show wonkey readings on a BluVac until they’re broken in.
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    Mine don’t have no magnets 🧲

    Mine don’t have no magnets 🧲
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    I need to rebuild mine

    I need to rebuild mine
  35. Im doing well, thanks for asking. Yea, I finished...

    Im doing well, thanks for asking. Yea, I finished the majority of the house and we moved in about a year and a half ago. I’m still working on it some, in the process of rehabbing the master bed and...
  36. The spring, hell it was 80* here today.

    The spring, hell it was 80* here today.
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    Glad is saw this tonight, farewell my friend....

    Glad is saw this tonight, farewell my friend. It’s been a hell of a ride. I don’t k ow how you’ve done it as long as you have. Cheers 🍻
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    Precisely

    Precisely
  39. As it came out of the box, iow at inlet of air...

    As it came out of the box, iow at inlet of air handler and at outlet of air handler but before heat strips
  40. Mold spores are literally everywhere in yours and...

    Mold spores are literally everywhere in yours and everyone’s house but they only grow and get nasty when there is food and water for it to grow. Take away the water and viola no mold growth.
  41. Changing an x13 to a PSC will work fine on a York...

    Changing an x13 to a PSC will work fine on a York gas pack with a standard relay and capacitor with no need to change the thermostat setting. It would still use the same signal from the circuit board...
  42. The 36/42 will only dehumidify if airflow is...

    The 36/42 will only dehumidify if airflow is reduced which results in not getting the SEER you pay for. Plus space constraints making duct issues, no bueno.


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  43. The problem is that homeowners will jump all over...

    The problem is that homeowners will jump all over the SEER rating because the energy companies, the hvac industry and of course the hvac salesman want them to. The problem comes when the salesman...
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    Idgaf about a piece of paper from the federal...

    Idgaf about a piece of paper from the federal government other than a draft card. If you know wtf you’re doing then you’re fine, if you’re a dumbass then you’re not ok and it’s okay but it’s not okay...
  45. Unless the ducts are in the attic they can not...

    Unless the ducts are in the attic they can not ever be “oversized”.
  46. It’s basically a distribution box and definitely...

    It’s basically a distribution box and definitely not a trunk line. Distribution boxes Very very seldom work well. I generally use a reducing plenum trunk line with flex branch lines less than 15’...
  47. Why would you use a 36/42 coil on a 030 outdoor?...

    Why would you use a 36/42 coil on a 030 outdoor? SEER means nothing in real life, the federal government does not dictate what I install... period.
  48. No, the ducts are probably still undersized for 3...

    No, the ducts are probably still undersized for 3 tons.
  49. its a crap shoot really. I don’t recommend...

    its a crap shoot really.

    I don’t recommend the big companies because you never know who is gonna show up. They literally just hire warm bodies to drive their trucks. The big companies do have a...
  50. That “duct system” you pictured is garbage

    That “duct system” you pictured is garbage
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