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  1. It's good your contractor is actually doing it. ...

    It's good your contractor is actually doing it. Plenty don't, especially techs who do new construction. The report will include the static pressure readings, safety check, combusion analysis among...
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    That's my overall impression too. Big...

    That's my overall impression too. Big corporations have been controlling our media, goods, and now even services too. The slowed production and then have a few "experts" go on the news and tell...
  3. REBATES???????? Oh I know what your talking...

    REBATES???????? Oh I know what your talking about now...... that's when the dealer increases their bid by 1500 bucks, and tries to convince the customer the added cost is because their competitors...
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    I don't like what I'm seeing with carrier. The...

    I don't like what I'm seeing with carrier. The only way this will change is if enough people drop them and go elsewhere. Money talks..... and complaining about it while you still buy their stuff...
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    I suppose the answer is yes. For most guys...

    I suppose the answer is yes. For most guys around here the go to is Black Gold, and I can easily get a system under 300 microns with it. I've noticed the generic oils are not as clear and it...
  6. There are a lot of heating contractor in the US...

    There are a lot of heating contractor in the US who we affectionately refer to as "professional condemners". They love to us words like "past it's normal service life", or "exceeded it's normal...
  7. Thread: Line sets

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    rolled ez pull

    rolled ez pull
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    I normally go through an HVAC supplier for my...

    I normally go through an HVAC supplier for my copper, but I used to be a plumber and I sourced my Mueller linsets from Pacific Plumbing for easily 30% less than what my HVAC suppliers are charging. ...
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    No wonder Lumber Costs 3x More????

    I've spoken to 3 truck drivers who regularly ship lumber from the mill to the various warehouses and the story is always the same. The mills are slowing down production, and hoarding their...
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    Jacob would probably do a good job for you, but...

    Jacob would probably do a good job for you, but yes you'd pay for the trip out and his housing while he takes on the job. If you want good help it costs money, otherwise you'll have decide between...
  11. Thread: Line sets

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    Three weeks ago I bought up enough copper to get...

    Three weeks ago I bought up enough copper to get me through the summer. Glad I did :)
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    Looks like BTC called it. Thanks man :)

    Looks like BTC called it. Thanks man :)
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    Can you elaborate. The fitting doesn't slide or...

    Can you elaborate. The fitting doesn't slide or move in any way.
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    Hmmmm. Well the fitting doesn't have any way to...

    Hmmmm. Well the fitting doesn't have any way to expand or contract. It's just a solid can with a union on each side. I was wondering maybe if it was some kind of magnet design to trap and debris...
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    Ok Boiler Guys, What's This Fitting?????

    I'm trying to diagnose a hot water boiler that's having poor water circulation. I found this 1 1/4 fitting that's connected to the supply line and coupled with two dialectic unions. I think it's...
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    I've seen some contractors install 1 larger unit...

    I've seen some contractors install 1 larger unit on each floor and that's ok.......... I guess. With that kind of design you're going to expirience uneven heating, and the bedrooms are going to be...
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    I'm not a fan of running the thin flexible...

    I'm not a fan of running the thin flexible minisplit tubing inside any walls. I figure if years from now a drain clogged and a tech tried blowing an air charge through it than the tubing might blow...
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    x2. Zip screws are useful in many ways. To...

    x2. Zip screws are useful in many ways.

    To answer your question you can sharpen it if your careful and get the angle just right. But as other's have said it's usually not worth the time.
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    You're making me hungry :)

    You're making me hungry :)
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    The good news is you'll make a fortune selling...

    The good news is you'll make a fortune selling the old scrap. I can get 50 bucks for a five a gallon bucket of piper pipe. I just took a boiler, and 2 furnaces to the scrap yard along with about 20...
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    6 years is NOT that old. I would normally try...

    6 years is NOT that old. I would normally try locating the leak and welding it. Or at the very least add a leak seal product to the system and recharge it. I've NEVER replaced an air conditioner...
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    Ekid: I've been on this site for about 7 years...

    Ekid: I've been on this site for about 7 years and unfortunately most of the members here have an EXTREMELY difficult time with civility, and cannot tolerate different opinions. Sadly it's a...
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    Jacob: Why do you keep misrepresenting to...

    Jacob:

    Why do you keep misrepresenting to everyone on this thread that Midea is "cheap" when it actually is far better designed. Why do you keep misrepresenting there's no tech support or parts....
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    I once had a customer try to resolve that...

    I once had a customer try to resolve that himself...... with an icepick :) I got to a nice coil swap job because of that......
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    Midea

    Midea
  26. I was actually in school to be a lawyer but I...

    I was actually in school to be a lawyer but I thank God every day that I stayed with HVAC. I didn't need to have a lawyer review my documents but most others probably need too. The laws in Texas...
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    Typicall the stat will maintain a temp within 1...

    Typicall the stat will maintain a temp within 1 degree of the set temp. If the equipment is running more often it just means the demand is higher, or the equipment may need some attention. It's a...
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    Well obviously you have your brand that you are...

    Well obviously you have your brand that you are loyal too and that's fine. But I don't think it's a good idea to call it a "sh*t brand when you aren't familiar. I have installed plenty of...
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    This has been my assessment as well. There was...

    This has been my assessment as well. There was actually a guy from El Salvador who posted here about 6 months ago and said that over there you can buy ductless units for around $240 each, and people...
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    I'm not sure why you told the OP they won't find...

    I'm not sure why you told the OP they won't find any Media product...... I mean there's actually at least two online suppliers for Media, and any local Carrier distributor essentially offers Media...
  31. Feel free to send me a PM

    Feel free to send me a PM
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    The exhaust outlet on the concentric vent is...

    The exhaust outlet on the concentric vent is actually an oddball size and I don't think you can extend it with elbows. The homeowner really should take out the metal kit since it's no longer in use...
  33. That's happened to all of us. I usually tell the...

    That's happened to all of us. I usually tell the guy that look what if there's a problem with this equipment you bought online? Say I were to agree to install it and the equipment had a bad board...
  34. There are certainly many online outfits that do...

    There are certainly many online outfits that do NOT provide support, and other's do. But of course it's very common that a tech might mess something up and then try to warranty the broken parts...
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    Yup. You can also get a RunTru furnace and it...

    Yup. You can also get a RunTru furnace and it has all the same parts inside as an American Standard furnace, but it's got a cheaper looking cover.
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    I think the problem you're going to have with is...

    I think the problem you're going to have with is that this is a concentric vent kit so it's inhaling it's own combustion air through those pipes and then exhaling it's exhaust out the front. In...
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    There are several suppliers of Media on the east...

    There are several suppliers of Media on the east coast and they can get replacement parts just as easily as any Mitsubishi dealer. You can also go through carriers network for parts too. As far as...
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    Yes Media offers ducted systems that work with a...

    Yes Media offers ducted systems that work with a traditional air handler. They also use ductless wall units, cieling cassetts and, floor consoles. They all come standards with the gold coils I'm so...
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    I saw this several years ago. Neat stuff, but...

    I saw this several years ago. Neat stuff, but not practical for most folks. I can't imagine most people willing to wait around for the boiler to heat up before they can start driving.
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    Combined with my 4 foot inspection camera I guess...

    Combined with my 4 foot inspection camera I guess you could do as good of a job as any doctor :) LOL
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    There are 3 times that I can recall where I had...

    There are 3 times that I can recall where I had to warranty something on a ductless unit.

    1) five years ago I had a defective York/Gree unit that has a bad reversing valve right out of the box. ...
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    It's 7 years. I sell extended warranties...

    It's 7 years. I sell extended warranties through my company, but I've never had a client need to use it.

    Since I'm on a roll I'll also point out that's media's tech is very clever. 4 ton...
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    I'm really happy with my stuff too. Just got...

    I'm really happy with my stuff too. Just got their portable shop vac and it works great....
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    I've been installing a lot of Media stuff, same...

    I've been installing a lot of Media stuff, same as Carrier, for about 3 years and frankly it's the very best I've ever seen and has major advantages over Mitsubishi. I appreciate the fact that they...
  45. lennox still uses copper. Media also makes an...

    lennox still uses copper. Media also makes an inverter heat pump system with gold plated hydrophilic copper coils.
  46. Media sells an inverter heat pump and Bosch...

    Media sells an inverter heat pump and Bosch distributes it under their name. It's extremely quiet indeed and will work with any manufactures ducted coil. Just make sure it has the right size TXV on...
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    I here the New York subway rats are the worst. ...

    I here the New York subway rats are the worst. Very big and agressive.
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    I'd say inspectors are like unicorns, because...

    I'd say inspectors are like unicorns, because only on a very rare occasion do you run into one who uses words like "reasonable". :)
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    Well that depends on which code your citing. The...

    Well that depends on which code your citing. The NEC says a high voltage TH/ER cable must be secured in the same manor as NM cable, (Staples) and pipes cannot be used as a means of support in that...
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    I'm wondering about that wire. If it's low...

    I'm wondering about that wire. If it's low voltage than why us NM cable? If it's high voltage for some kind of ductless than it cannot be secured to the lineset.
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