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    If nobody in front of me wants it for this price,...

    If nobody in front of me wants it for this price, I'm in.
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    I was like c'mon man, let me see you come up for...

    I was like c'mon man, let me see you come up for air! Hurry the f up.

    Great job!
  3. Thread: Saying Goodbye

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    Thanks Dad. Your efforts have made possible for...

    Thanks Dad. Your efforts have made possible for me to continue something that began long ago. May you always have the wind at your back.
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    Iv'e seen a bad joint with a 3" PVC coupling on...

    Iv'e seen a bad joint with a 3" PVC coupling on a vertical rise leak during and soon after rain. Turns out pipe was poorly cut and no primer was used.
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    Yep, this is some top drawer work. Most...

    Yep, this is some top drawer work. Most everything in Chicagoland is tin and thinwall. But not too many jobs look like this. Nice work Heatingman!
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    Thank you for all the encouraging posts guys! ...

    Thank you for all the encouraging posts guys!

    :cheers:
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    So I gotta come clean on the 'bull-dogged' tee...

    So I gotta come clean on the 'bull-dogged' tee term..... a senior moment on a Sunday night.

    It would be great if booze, or a woman, were a part of my excuse, but sadly no.

    Of course...
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    Absolutely. With using your bottom drawing,...

    Absolutely.

    With using your bottom drawing, if the 1/2 accepted flow first, it was a bull dogged tee. Anytime that side accepted flow first was a bulldog.

    Maybe it's a Chicago thing....:grin2:
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    This term goes back to my early days of piping...

    This term goes back to my early days of piping boilers mostly.... so a 1 x 1 1/2 tee has a 'bull' side of 1 1/2.

    So with a 4" bull-dog tee on the heater, bull end on the heater, front side gets...
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    A 4" bull-dogged tee with a barometric damper...

    A 4" bull-dogged tee with a barometric damper would fit. The curled plastic on the top of the heater is a sure back-draft sign.
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    Smms Here's a link for what you may be...

    Smms

    Here's a link for what you may be looking for. There are other sellers out there too. Hope this helps.

    https://www.acca.org/home
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    RHVAC is user friendly, imo. Read up on the full...

    RHVAC is user friendly, imo. Read up on the full version of ACCA Manual J. There are some practice examples in there as well.
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    Nope they don't. Give it a try, really. It makes...

    Nope they don't. Give it a try, really. It makes termination nice and clean.
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    A great method to terminate stranded is to leave...

    A great method to terminate stranded is to leave insulation at the end of the conductor. Give a twist to the strands and terminate. :.02:
  15. Thread: My Home

    by strogen
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    Beautiful tin work. Look forward to seeing your...

    Beautiful tin work. Look forward to seeing your videos.
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    Yep TT = TruTech tools. Wish there were other...

    Yep TT = TruTech tools. Wish there were other product opinions I could offer. Give search a try, you're bound to dig up something.
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    The only IR I've owned is the Flir E6. Picked it...

    The only IR I've owned is the Flir E6. Picked it up on a black friday special from TT tools a few years ago.
    It's great. I could make way more money with it if I got aggressive with selling its...
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    Absolutely. It's a thermometer with super powers!

    Absolutely. It's a thermometer with super powers!
  19. Not a flue.

    Not a flue.
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    I agree with you, a disconnect field installed...

    I agree with you, a disconnect field installed inside equipment makes little sense. I didn't write the code, don't shoot the messenger.

    There is more to 440.14, second paragraph, "The...
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    NEC 440.14 Location .... 'The disconnecting...

    NEC 440.14 Location .... 'The disconnecting means shall be permitted to be installed on or within the air-conditioning or refrigeration equipment.'
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    With a center tapped 120/240 delta system, the...

    With a center tapped 120/240 delta system, the high-leg to ground should be close to 208 as was stated. Check your reading again, maybe with an analog meter to be sure, because that does not read...
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    NEC 2011 Article 110 Section 110.3 States...

    NEC 2011
    Article 110
    Section 110.3
    States equipment shall be installed in accordance with the listing and labeling of the equipment.
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    Just to note, there was intent for some humor in...

    Just to note, there was intent for some humor in my post. Hopefully somebody read into it.

    Yeah so as a kid born in 1960, starting and working full time in 1978, in our trade, until life takes a...
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the reading of this thread,...

    I thoroughly enjoyed the reading of this thread, up until it got muddied the ARP crowd. There should be laws and fines for playing outside the lines. imnothappy
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    Why would you want to re-locate equipment into...

    Why would you want to re-locate equipment into the attic. It's the poorest of locations. Where is the equipment currently located.

    Whenever a change-out of an attic unit comes up, my first...
  27. I like to put down a 4x4 treated frame, a scouch...

    I like to put down a 4x4 treated frame, a scouch bigger than the pad. Lag the corners to hold it together, fill it with pea gravel, and put down a plastic pad. Easy to level the pad on the usual...
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    Could it be duct related? Maybe to them the fan...

    Could it be duct related? Maybe to them the fan engaging equal ignition.
  29. If it were me, I'd move the union outside the...

    If it were me, I'd move the union outside the cabinet, then maybe proceed to to continue the fight. Learned a long time ago to not place a union in the cabinet, without an explanation.
  30. Thread: Ram Promaster

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    I've had mine since fall 2016. Agree with the...

    I've had mine since fall 2016. Agree with the handling in snow conditions, but every van I've had was the same , so no problem really, just have to stay on my toes. The space is wonderful, parts and...
  31. Appears to be blockage before, or after, the coil...

    Appears to be blockage before, or after, the coil then. Find a good thermal camera, or at least a thermocouple thermometer, and take some measures.
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    Two of the greatest ever need some love ...

    Two of the greatest ever need some love

    Bernard Pretty Purdie, who backed Aretha back in her hay day

    Jeff Pocaro, who busted out in his teens professionally.

    Together, they probably are the...
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    That'll be some serious positive pressure in the...

    That'll be some serious positive pressure in the office and waiting areas. Pulling a door open could be hazardous...:gah:
  34. How good of girlfriend is this girl? Is it a...

    How good of girlfriend is this girl? Is it a possibility that this guy becomes your brother in law? If yes, you got to throw this guy some kind of bone. Mistakes are the best learning experiences. He...
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    Out here we call the space over a garage 'the...

    Out here we call the space over a garage 'the bonus room'. It's often the worst climate controlled space of the house. Always because of the lack of BTU's.
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    hammerheating, no there is no 'rule of thumb'....

    hammerheating, no there is no 'rule of thumb'. It's all about heat loss and heat gain. Your new system will depend a lot on the quality of construction of the new space. Also you may have to tear...
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    Thank you to everyone for your replies. Ordered...

    Thank you to everyone for your replies. Ordered up a pack of brass plugs from TTT.

    Along with a Veto TP4, and a Testo 745..... gotta get in on the free shipping!
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    Plugging Combustion Test Holes

    What is the preferred method of plugging test holes in PVC flues?
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    Thank you for the help Steve and Jim Davis. That...

    Thank you for the help Steve and Jim Davis. That was a really helpful explanation Jim.
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    NOx filter is an add on for the Intech, $50 give...

    NOx filter is an add on for the Intech, $50 give or take. Kind of odd to sell test equipment without including an important component. Natural gas is the primary fuel used out here, some propane, oil...
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    Fyrite Intech CO measurment

    Bought my Fyrite Intech from TruTech tools, and working on putting it into service. While watching their combustion 100 vid on youtube, it's mentioned NOx can create a higher CO reading, as much as...
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    Agreed about reading manual J. I am a lot farther...

    Agreed about reading manual J. I am a lot farther in the process because of that. It's a concept that is easily understood, for me at least. The difficulty is getting the program to get in step with...
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    I've got the rhvac version 9. I also received the...

    I've got the rhvac version 9. I also received the user's manual.
  44. Well the post number is 15 with this one! I'm...

    Well the post number is 15 with this one! I'm going to get busy applying for pro membership.
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    Thanks Gunslinger I've spoke with John after...

    Thanks Gunslinger

    I've spoke with John after the purchase, and purchased the program from his wife as he was out of town at the time. Both, as you stated are very knowledgeable, and they told me...
  46. Thread: Is 80,000 BTU the right size for a 2,000 SF home in Chicago?

    I'd like to reply to this thread but don't have the privileges. I too am in the Chicago-land area and would be interested in performing a load calc for the new unit. i hope this is not breaking the...
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    Help with RHVAC

    I purchased Elite's rhvac a few months ago and have just now rolled up my sleeves with it. It is not a plug and play by any means, although I'm going to be busy with it all weekend to get a solid...
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    Installing returns to the 2nd floor would help,...

    Installing returns to the 2nd floor would help, but that is a tough sell. To introduce fresh air to the basement is an easier solution. Would an hrv offer enough controlled fresh air, and make-up...
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    old house ventilation

    Looking for solutions for an air pressure problem in a 100 year old two story Victorian house, with a basement, and crawl space, located in northern Illinois.

    Two furnaces with a/c serve the...
  50. Out here the tinners are allowed to do service...

    Out here the tinners are allowed to do service work. don't know when it happened, or why. They have constraints on the size of the piping, if it's 2 1\8 and larger ( more than 2") it becomes a job...
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