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  1. I hear a traditionally folks used to take them to...

    I hear a traditionally folks used to take them to the car wash. It's definitely not something I recommend because it's too easy to get water into those fan motor bearings and then the units generally...
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    That's probably smart. If you don't know where...

    That's probably smart. If you don't know where the line goes a couple hundred pounds could easily blow it apart somewhere you can't fix it. I only do they really high pressure when I know where the...
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    If it didn't work the first time it's not going...

    If it didn't work the first time it's not going to work the second time. I personally do not use leak sealer on any system that's worth fixing. I'll use them on a window unit or dehumidifier that's...
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    My preferred method is nitrogen with a flush...

    My preferred method is nitrogen with a flush flush gun. I've had somewhere 200 PSI takes a little bit to get it.

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  5. Whether or not they actually drain water out of...

    Whether or not they actually drain water out of the outer case depends on the humidity load and temperature and whether or not it is able to evaporate all the excess water but there will be a drain...
  6. It's not an approved disinfectant because it is...

    It's not an approved disinfectant because it is not a disinfectant it's just paint.

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  7. Would you allow kills to be used on the ceiling...

    Would you allow kills to be used on the ceiling or anywhere else in your house for that matter. I don't see any difference between using it in the plenum versus on the ceiling.

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  8. I recommend yearly cleaning on all window units...

    I recommend yearly cleaning on all window units and PTAC units.

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  9. No need to drill holes if it worked in the past...

    No need to drill holes if it worked in the past it clearly doesn't need redesigned. Unfortunately you're going to have to pull it out and I would recommend having it professionally cleaned. There are...
  10. How is more referring to on gas pipe. My boss...

    How is more referring to on gas pipe. My boss took a plumbing class for his continuing education credits last year and that was one of the things they told him.

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    This thread would probably be a lot better off on...

    This thread would probably be a lot better off on the pro side.

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    How much do you got and how much you want to sell...

    How much do you got and how much you want to sell it for? I'm buying if the price is right but I'm not prepared to pay much more than the prices you see on ebay.

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  13. If I understand correctly that's against code now...

    If I understand correctly that's against code now due to the corrosion it causes. Obviously a gas leak getting fixed is more important than being up to code but still.

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  14. Tight is tight and too tight is damaged. The...

    Tight is tight and too tight is damaged.
    The original version of that is tight is tight and too tight is twisted off. [emoji1787]

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  15. Now that's ingenuity and stupidity mixed in equal...

    Now that's ingenuity and stupidity mixed in equal parts. [emoji1787]

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  16. I use nylog them. The Schrader cap is to protect...

    I use nylog them.
    The Schrader cap is to protect and seal the schrader and the other two should never have to perform the duty of sealing but I figure why not give them the best chance in case the...
  17. With nitro to remove non condensables!...

    With nitro to remove non condensables! [emoji1787]
    We always joke that if we get a customer who refuses to pay we will just go by when nobody's home and put some nitrogen in the system. [emoji1787] ...
  18. There's no time like the present. I'm still...

    There's no time like the present. I'm still patiently awaiting your results. [emoji1787]

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  19. @ga-hvac-tech 20,000 posts later and you are...

    @ga-hvac-tech 20,000 posts later and you are still a regular poster. [emoji106]

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  20. That was a fun thread. I have been doing quite a...

    That was a fun thread. I have been doing quite a bit of archives reading today on here and it's always refreshing. It seems like back around 2015 there was a lot more going on here than there has...
  21. Hey you made a good post. I didn't know how to...

    Hey you made a good post.
    I didn't know how to operate a thermostat when this thread was started and now I am lead tech in our company and working towards my contractors license.

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  22. A mini split will cool the whole room much more...

    A mini split will cool the whole room much more efficiently and if it's sized properly will dehumidify a lot better than a portable unit.
    Mini splits can be very efficient and even the lower...
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    That's a good enough reason for me. Sent...

    That's a good enough reason for me.


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  24. I'm just saying that portable units make a window...

    I'm just saying that portable units make a window unit look like a Prius when it comes to efficiency.

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  25. ^^^ If you listen to him and go with a properly...

    ^^^
    If you listen to him and go with a properly installed mini split you will not regret it.

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  26. The portable unit has no way to tell how long the...

    The portable unit has no way to tell how long the ductwork is. If the pressure drop of the long duct is the same as the pressure drop of the short duct it will work exactly the same.

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  27. If you have an AC guy install properly sized...

    If you have an AC guy install properly sized smooth metal duct you probably won't even need to worry about using fans to assist it.

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  28. The easy way to do it is use metal like in the...

    The easy way to do it is use metal like in the top picture and then get two sizes larger flex duct and slip it over it before you make up the last connection and then seal the ends and you're good to...
  29. He actually has a pair of prescription safety...

    He actually has a pair of prescription safety glasses that are trifocals they have extra magnification at the bottom and the top and regular magnification in the middle so that he can see street...
  30. My boss is right around 75 or 76 and not fully...

    My boss is right around 75 or 76 and not fully retired. If we get too busy he runs service calls although we get a lot more callbacks because he doesn't go in attics and he often can't see what he's...
  31. You just described my boss. [emoji16] His son and...

    You just described my boss. [emoji16] His son and I have a serious uphill battle to get the business to where it should be.

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    I pull my vacuums from one side because I only...

    I pull my vacuums from one side because I only have one TruBlu hose and a 5 ton AC pulls down 5 times faster than a refrigerator. It is maddening.

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    That is almost as bad as fried chicken tastes. ...

    That is almost as bad as fried chicken tastes.

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  34. The customer's almost always wrong you're just...

    The customer's almost always wrong you're just not supposed to tell them that out right most of the time. [emoji1787]
    I deal with very few homeowners because I work on mostly rentals so I don't...
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    That's not enough information for me to tell. I...

    That's not enough information for me to tell. I need to know the Delta enthalpy and the super heat and sub cooling along with all the other numbers like the condenser saturation temperature and...
  36. Thread: Delta T question

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    At least that's my understanding. I am not a...

    At least that's my understanding. I am not a lubrication scientist but I listen when they talk or post.

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  37. Thread: Delta T question

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    Every time an ac starts there is a small arc in...

    Every time an ac starts there is a small arc in the contactor that wears the contacts.
    When a sleeve bearing is properly lubricated and running within its rpm range there is no metal on metal...
  38. Thread: Delta T question

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    Also just to throw it out there you can do your...

    Also just to throw it out there you can do your own load calc at loadcalc.net to find out what size your air conditioner should be. One thing to be aware of is if the air conditioner is not installed...
  39. Thread: Delta T question

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    Its not about delta T because you could have a...

    Its not about delta T because you could have a 1.5 ton air conditioner that had the exact same delta T as a 5 ton air conditioner and the 5 ton air conditioner would be doing several times more...
  40. Sadly I see you have a basement so you would not...

    Sadly I see you have a basement so you would not be in my area. But if you were I have lots of ideas to make it a nice professional reliable install.

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    Heat is constantly flowing in to the house...

    Heat is constantly flowing in to the house through every surface and your body is making heat and moisture and every electronic device in your house puts out heat so if the heat is flowing in faster...
  42. There is a contractor locator map on this site....

    There is a contractor locator map on this site. You may find one of us is in your area and would be willing to help. I know if I was in your area I would be happy to help. I always enjoy a non...
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    I wouldn't be a surprise if the dye was...

    I wouldn't be a surprise if the dye was accompanied by leak seal and that would make a lot more sense that the leak seal would have killed it.

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    I have not bought one yet myself but I understand...

    I have not bought one yet myself but I understand you can buy direct as a contractor so I just emailed you the phone number.

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  45. He said somebody thought the tool might be used...

    He said somebody thought the tool might be used in hvac.

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    That's pretty funny. What southern region? ...

    That's pretty funny. What southern region?

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  47. I think if you find a good enough AC technician...

    I think if you find a good enough AC technician or electrician they should be able to rig up an outlet for the portable unit that runs through a current sensor to turn on the power to the fans...
  48. You'll need a few more posts before you can post...

    You'll need a few more posts before you can post pictures. I don't remember the exact number.

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    I've been thinking about it since I posted that...

    I've been thinking about it since I posted that and I think he called it a spectral analyzer. It's been a few years though so I may be remembering wrong.

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    That brought back a memory from when I first got...

    That brought back a memory from when I first got my amateur radio license. A local amateur who owned a repeater had a scope for FM signals and helped me adjust my modulation remotely by watching my...
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