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    The bare copper line looks OK and at least uses...

    The bare copper line looks OK and at least uses long-radius turns.

    Is that electrical tape wrapped around the bare copper?
    If so: how far out of the range of the picture does it continue?
    If...
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    So why doesn't it ever manifest again? What is...

    So why doesn't it ever manifest again? What is it doing in your body while not producing any symptoms?

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    All elected officials are in it for what they can...

    All elected officials are in it for what they can gain.

    Trump, also being an elected official, can be assumed to be interested in his own gains.

    I asked why you felt obligated to mention...
  4. I smile at the fact that ordinary people happily...

    I smile at the fact that ordinary people happily and routinely welcome flammable natural and propane gas into their families homes and happily strap their children into seats sited within a few feet...
  5. What was the original refrigerant? PHM -------

    What was the original refrigerant?

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    As an engineering nerd it would seem to me that...

    As an engineering nerd it would seem to me that this would not be a question:

    "I am now wondering if I should hire an independent consultant to perform the Manual J, D, S to confirm which units...
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    If the indoor temperature is 75ļ and the RH is...

    If the indoor temperature is 75ļ and the RH is 50% - the dew point is about 55ļ. So any surface below 55ļ degrees will condense water out of the surrounding air. The insulated line that we are...
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    Why did the compressor fail? What is the...

    Why did the compressor fail?

    What is the nature of the failure? What specific defect does the compressor manifest?

    Does the existing system have a history of leaks?

    For myself I wouldn't...
  9. What is the process for flushing / removing all...

    What is the process for flushing / removing all the accumulated dust and dirt from the sump?

    How is the accumulating dust and dirt kept out of the pump's suction?

    Does the water free-fall or...
  10. Condensate is, in fact; distilled water. ...

    Condensate is, in fact; distilled water. <g>

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    Vapor Pressure has almost no natural enemies. If...

    Vapor Pressure has almost no natural enemies. If the copper refrigerant line is leaking condensed water - it's "exposed". <g>

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    Likely because that it the one spot below the dew...

    Likely because that it the one spot below the dew point which has access to atmospheric borne moisture.

    When you find a competent tech have them insulate from 3-4" from the split to about 3-4"...
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    Let's assume that media mania to be true. ...

    Let's assume that media mania to be true.

    Can you detail out for me how that is unique enough among our elected officials to bother even mentioning ?

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  14. At low loading the sub cooling is 6ļ and at 50%...

    At low loading the sub cooling is 6ļ and at 50% the sub cooling is 6ļ.

    Why was the chiller charged 3 months ago?

    Are you actually checking the SC at the TXV inlet or just reading it off...
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    I would say: Oh my; that sounds bad. And...

    I would say:

    Oh my; that sounds bad. And here I am a pacifist who hates weapons of all kinds and is never armed. I'm bad at math and quick decisions so it will take me some time to work out...
  16. Turn off your tankless water heater Connect a...

    Turn off your tankless water heater
    Connect a garden hose to the tankless heater flushing bibb
    Put a squirter attachment on the other end of the hose
    Open the flush bibb on the water heater

    Now...
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    I keep seeing signs saying that it's Jesus. ...

    I keep seeing signs saying that it's Jesus.

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  18. Adiabatic cooling would use a lot of horsepower...

    Adiabatic cooling would use a lot of horsepower to cool air that doesn't really need to be cooled.

    How would adiabatic cooling apply in this 'too dusty' application ?

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  19. Turn off your water heater Take a hot shower...

    Turn off your water heater
    Take a hot shower
    Connect a garden hose to the water heater drain
    Put a squirter attachment on the other end of the hose
    Open the drain valve on the water heater

    Now...
  20. Feel the airflow coming out. Does the feel of...

    Feel the airflow coming out. Does the feel of the air pulse in time with the sound pulse?

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  21. I don't know what he means but trying to gives me...

    I don't know what he means but trying to gives me an idea.

    How about a water-air-wash type thing - like a giant swamp cooler - to draw all the condenser air through?

    The majority of the dust...
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    Well at least all the money we spent on...

    Well at least all the money we spent on gain-of-function increases wasn't wasted.

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  23. The bug zapper seem to work for mosquitos, at...

    The bug zapper seem to work for mosquitos, at least to some degree, for me.

    I have a small one (from the local hardware store) near my bamboo - along with a suction trapper type - and the...
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    In Florida I wanted an answer to that question...

    In Florida I wanted an answer to that question and thought: nobody waters all the woods and open wild fields - so why aren't they all deserts? How do they all grow without watering?

    So I found...
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    That reminds me of just one of the million and...

    That reminds me of just one of the million and one things I like about west coast Florida. A few months ago I almost inadvertently got a voicemail message (I generally never check them) from a guy...
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    You can generally get that billing adjusted (what...

    You can generally get that billing adjusted (what I do in Florida) or install a separate meter for non-sewer-use water. That's the NJ method.

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  27. I don't see how that limitation exists for a...

    I don't see how that limitation exists for a grid-tied system.

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  28. Who is doing your solar install? And what are...

    Who is doing your solar install? And what are the incentives you mention here?

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    The upstairs will increase from 4.5 tons to 7...

    The upstairs will increase from 4.5 tons to 7 tons - the existing 2 ton will remain while the 2.5 ton system will be replaced by a 5 ton.

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  30. No one here is trying to be obtuse or...

    No one here is trying to be obtuse or specifically avoiding answering your simple question with a simple answer.

    The house and all of it's passive and active mechanical components are a system...
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    Do you remember when capacitors were two or three...

    Do you remember when capacitors were two or three times larger for the same uf ?

    You can go back to those days by installing two capacitors in parallel.

    I am pretty sure that I have never seen...
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    "Thicker dope" ?? Stop right there - put that...

    "Thicker dope" ?? Stop right there - put that concept out of your head. That is not how pipe dopes do their job.

    Pretty much any chemically-suitable dope will work - IF it is in the threads...
  33. Oh; the worst of the bad. Large heat gain and...

    Oh; the worst of the bad. Large heat gain and massive thermal mass Oh well; you will have to compensate with large mechanical cooling. I was just hoping that you could avoid that.

    Have you...
  34. That's not an old enough roof to replace, even in...

    That's not an old enough roof to replace, even in Florida <g>. I asked because if it is a dark color you can make really large reductions to the heat load by replacing it with white or at least some...
  35. Replacing all the ductwork in the house to...

    Replacing all the ductwork in the house to accommodate the increase in tonnage is going to be pretty expensive. Don't name the exact price here - but is it middle five figures or so?

    How old is...
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    Paw Patrol, Paw Patrol We'll be there on the...

    Paw Patrol, Paw Patrol

    We'll be there on the double

    Whenever there's a problem

    'Round Adventure Bay

    Ryder and his team of pups
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  38. I have always loved the line: For a living...

    I have always loved the line:

    For a living my father told fortunes and stole horses. Often he would tell a man that his horse would be stolen and everyone would marvel at his powers when it was....
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    But all refrigeration systems with a compressor -...

    But all refrigeration systems with a compressor - do, in fact; have a compressor. Why is that? There is only one reason for the compressor: what is it?

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    What is the sole reason that refrigeration...

    What is the sole reason that refrigeration systems include a compressor?

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  41. What is a great camp? PHM -------

    What is a great camp?

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  42. For meth heads and other trash get and keep one...

    For meth heads and other trash get and keep one of these handy.

    https://tinyurl.com/9bwhvpf8

    You can carry it anywhere - because of your trick knee: because you just never know when those...
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  44. Proper design and application would have the...

    Proper design and application would have the system operating 99% of the time at the maximum expected outdoor temperature. All the constant cycling you are describing is detrimental to the equipment...
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    Maybe there are air leaks after the air filter...

    Maybe there are air leaks after the air filter and before the blower?

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  46. I offered a detailed accounting of how I would...

    I offered a detailed accounting of how I would easily and cheaply solve the problem. Then I realized this is a no DIY forum. So, fearing a sound thrashing might result; I reduced the word totals....
  47. There was lots of talk about running out of R-22...

    There was lots of talk about running out of R-22 and all that stuff at the time: nobody was recycling it, etc.

    At some point I don't a damn for efficiency - I just want my house cool when I...
  48. At a concrete plant they kept complaining that...

    At a concrete plant they kept complaining that the AC wouldn't cool the offices. Someone before me had been selling them more and more equipment. <g> Of course the new condensers were soon clogged...
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