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  1. It just worked on this reply. Will keep watching...

    It just worked on this reply. Will keep watching for other threads, but maybe it fixed itself.
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    Nope, didn't receive - only just noticed this reply after manually checking subscribed threads.
  3. Thread subscription emails not being delivered

    Just noticed that emails for thread updates stopped coming a few days ago. I haven't made any changes, and there's nothing in my gmail spam box. The last email I have from hvac-talk was on Saturday.
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    Dwyer website says:

    Dwyer website says:
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    Dwyer makes some bulletproof digital manometers,...

    Dwyer makes some bulletproof digital manometers, they are built like tanks. http://www.dwyer-inst.com/Product/Pressure/Manometers/Digital/ A bunch of different ranges and accuracy specifications,...
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    It's only concentric for about a foot or two, so...

    It's only concentric for about a foot or two, so I doubt it makes a difference.
  7. Thread: Suspenders

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    Not sure if you were taking to me or to OP, since...

    Not sure if you were taking to me or to OP, since you didn't include a quote. But in my case, the ground is on a slope and the condensers were re-leveled after the dirt work was done.
  8. Thread: Suspenders

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    I had a similar situation not too long ago, they...

    I had a similar situation not too long ago, they had to replace the underground water line going to the pitless connection on the well casing, and the line happened to run right under my condenser:
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    It looks real nice. Never mind my previous...

    It looks real nice. Never mind my previous rambling, I mis-read the post and thought the air was going the other direction.
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    I can only imagine the thought process rattling...

    I can only imagine the thought process rattling around his thick noggin: "It's a big cooler, so these giant cap tubes are supposed to be big as well, right?" LOL
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    Fantastic job. Did you do that or did you call in...

    Fantastic job. Did you do that or did you call in an insulator?
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    If the old line is 1/4" and the new unit calls...

    If the old line is 1/4" and the new unit calls for 3/8", it will still work, but at the cost of some capacity and increased electricity usage (1-3% perhaps). It will also change the calculation used...
  13. Thread: squirmy tires.

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    Correct tire inflation is based on the total...

    Correct tire inflation is based on the total weight of the vehicle, and 80 PSI might only make sense if your van is loaded up to max capacity. Less weight, lower tire pressure.

    I got some...
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    Apparently Ford has their own telematics platform...

    Apparently Ford has their own telematics platform as a built-in option if you use their vehicles, although I haven't used it to see if it is any good.
  15. Thread: No Fuses

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    I can reference a specific situation that applies...

    I can reference a specific situation that applies to this discussion where fused disconnects are required. I service a building with (4) 5-ton and (2) 3-ton units all located next to each other. All...
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    You can't refill a disposable cylinder and you...

    You can't refill a disposable cylinder and you should not try to. If you go through a lot of gas, get a larger rental tank from Airgas and make sure that it is a party blend, not straight helium. The...
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    I've thought about this sort of setup for a...

    I've thought about this sort of setup for a while. The fact is, the benefits are too small at such a small scale. As pecsmg said, supermarkets do stuff like this all the time, but it's on a much...
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    Interesting, I guess there must be a built-in...

    Interesting, I guess there must be a built-in regulator. Wonder what input range it can handle?
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    Some cheap adapters will show a much higher...

    Some cheap adapters will show a much higher voltage when they are not under load. Is 18v the measured voltage or is it what's on the label? Since the H-10 uses a lead-acid battery, it should be...
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    According to Joey, the BluVac is impervious to...

    According to Joey, the BluVac is impervious to refrigerant and can also take test pressure without damage. Just avoid getting oil on the sensor, because then you will have to clean it.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQcUyhoxTg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQcUyhoxTg
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    Someone was really trying to get rid of some...

    Someone was really trying to get rid of some buckets. He could have done them in an alternating pattern and got away with about 4, but instead he decided to stack them together. Wow.
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    Damn carrier/bryant doors always misaligned,...

    Damn carrier/bryant doors always misaligned, flimsy cabinets and latches that "sorta kinda" hold the door on. Couldn't they just stamp a few patterns into the sheet metal to make it a little stiffer?
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    It seems like there's 2 different products being...

    It seems like there's 2 different products being discussed in this thread. Product 1 is the single-outlet torch where the flame comes out the end of the hook-shaped tip, and product 2 is the cap'n...
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    Hilti has long been the high-end unobtanium that...

    Hilti has long been the high-end unobtanium that only leased to commercial users with a maintenance agreement, but I've seen recently that they have released a line that's being sold at retail. Might...
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    Interesting to hear this, because that's why I...

    Interesting to hear this, because that's why I posted - I'm not a kitchen tech so I don't know what the state-of-the-art is. It just seems absurd to me since I only work on sealed combustion...
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    Hey, I had asked previously about using a heat...

    Hey, I had asked previously about using a heat pump for outdoor makeup air reheat instead of gas or electric. No one seemed to understand what I was trying to do, but this chart would help me develop...
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    I stopped back in to get some pictures. There's...

    I stopped back in to get some pictures. There's no certifications at all, except the label that says NSF (lol). There's no stickers or nameplates that have the model number or gas specifications....
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    I found it with the pilot blown out and a slight...

    I found it with the pilot blown out and a slight smell of gas, so yeah I shut it off immediately and will be recommending a replacement, or at least a retrofit with a proper valve. These kitchen...
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    Couldn't see a label anywhere. Sent from my...

    Couldn't see a label anywhere.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    New steam table has no safety?

    Is this really a thing in the industry or did someone get some Chinese junk? We have a new steam table, and it has no safety thermocouple on the standing pilot - just a separate metering screw from...
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    Interesting to know it uses a gasket seal, i was...

    Interesting to know it uses a gasket seal, i was wondering how they would connect since the whole thing is plastic. The 0.2 degrees per hour heat loss rating is pretty insane on those Marathons....
  33. Nothing yet, project still on hold, but as you...

    Nothing yet, project still on hold, but as you noted the pricing kind of makes it untenable. I've been reading up on some of John Siegenthaler's books and gaining knowledge of how the systems play...
  34. No issues other than same as iceman, stuff not...

    No issues other than same as iceman, stuff not always in stock. They seem to drop-ship a lot of stuff too.
  35. Thread: Nice access

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    IT is stupid in this case, because badge access...

    IT is stupid in this case, because badge access means that they can track you easily, but key access means they have no idea where you are.
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    With more and more tech companies offering remote...

    With more and more tech companies offering remote work opportunities and the huge wage disparity between the skilled trades and the tech sector, there is not much incentive for young guys to get...
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    Was the old unit condensing or not? If not, the...

    Was the old unit condensing or not? If not, the change from 40k standard efficiency BTU to 60k high efficiency BTU is probably gonna be way more than he needs, right? That would be 25k additional...
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    So I just got this update, and I'm very annoyed...

    So I just got this update, and I'm very annoyed that I have to register an account just to use the tools I paid for. I want an option to revert back to the old version that does not require a login.
  39. Thread: Milwaukee 18v

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    Ok so here's the breakdown. M18 and M12 are 2...

    Ok so here's the breakdown. M18 and M12 are 2 different battery platforms, 18 volts and 12 volts respectively. Many Milwaukee tools are available in both voltages, and the M12 are just smaller and...
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    Just get a #14 turbotorch, put in your ear plugs,...

    Just get a #14 turbotorch, put in your ear plugs, and let 'er rip! :whistle:
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    Nice, only 28 bucks each online.

    Nice, only 28 bucks each online.
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    GPS claims their sensors detect both ions:...

    GPS claims their sensors detect both ions: https://gpshvac.com/sensors
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    Can't seem to find any. Wonder if you could get...

    Can't seem to find any. Wonder if you could get the brass backs and glass faces and retrofit them onto some plastic gauges?
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    Yes but if there are 6 of the same unit, it's...

    Yes but if there are 6 of the same unit, it's probably safe to keep one of the manuals.
  45. Here's Adam Booth's review of his favorite...

    Here's Adam Booth's review of his favorite indicator holder, the Noga: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wg6wTlhSnI

    As a side note, Abom79 is an excellent machinist on YouTube and regularly discusses...
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    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?211762-Ra...

    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?211762-Radiant-heat-Water-temps
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    I'm not an expert, but 120 degrees seems too hot...

    I'm not an expert, but 120 degrees seems too hot for floor heat to me, unless you have inch thick carpet or something.
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    A 4-pipe (dual coil) air handler will allow you...

    A 4-pipe (dual coil) air handler will allow you to perform dehumidification as required, otherwise you can do it with a single coil 2-pipe AH as long as you take care of the switching between heat...
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    Knipex are pretty much the gold standard, and...

    Knipex are pretty much the gold standard, and they're priced like it too...

    I also have got a Milwaukee 11-in-1 and wire stripper - very pleased with them so far. May get some more of their...
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    Our local paper is saying that a control room in...

    Our local paper is saying that a control room in Columbus is being investigated because they should have been able to see the overpressure, and perhaps had some control over it as well?
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