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    To add 1” wall thickness. I would personally put...

    To add 1” wall thickness. I would personally put the filter drier at the evaporator as well. That way you drop the risk it plugging up and freezing the entire liquid line.
  2. And this is why proper piping techniques are...

    And this is why proper piping techniques are important. It doesn’t matter the material, proper preparation is key for the joint and for the system attached to the piping.
  3. Are you replacing the unit yourself? How do you...

    Are you replacing the unit yourself? How do you know you need a 2.5 ton? There are calculations that tell you how big of a system and then there’s calculations to figure out how much supply air each...
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    This always catches my eye when the HF ads come...

    This always catches my eye when the HF ads come around. i dont do any SM work. But I had to make a evaporator shroud for a reach in cooler and did pretty damn good for only using a 12” bar fold. ...
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    Time for a phone call or online request for...

    Time for a phone call or online request for service. I would not want you to fry that new thermostat or worse.
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    My wife won’t even notice. It’s all a selfish...

    My wife won’t even notice. It’s all a selfish fulfillment on my part. I cannot wait for my little one to get older and have him follow me around he’s already obsessed with my work van.
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    Yes it did, nestled in the tool box drawer with...

    Yes it did, nestled in the tool box drawer with all the other drivers. Thanks for asking.
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    I felt very accomplished

    I found a misplaced flat head screw driver in my nightstand. I went to bring it to it’s home and instead spent 90 minutes going around the house looking for the little annoying things that never get...
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    Depending on where you are located if you are...

    Depending on where you are located if you are servicing rental properties you need to be licensed, your state and municipality will have that info. Get your 608 EPA certification. Find a local trade...
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    Is that drive pulley even doing anything besides...

    Is that drive pulley even doing anything besides keeping the belt riding non the shaft?
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    It’s for when the pool satisfies finally in...

    It’s for when the pool satisfies finally in November and the house hasn’t reached it walk in cooler temp of 37°.
  12. Thread: Blocking vents

    by Pnasty
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    Hopefully you are talking about the fan motor in...

    Hopefully you are talking about the fan motor in the condensing unit out side is going to be replaced. At 12 years old I would NOT replace a compressor, the thing that pumps the refrigerant.
  13. To me the motor you are describing is your...

    To me the motor you are describing is your induced draft motor. Those don’t fall all that often. It sounds like the safeties are doing their job, there is something wrong. If you had a broken...
  14. That’s just the orientation the unit will be...

    That’s just the orientation the unit will be placed in reference to your ductwork. I assume which one you need, but I’m not going to be responsible for you purchasing the wrong one, I’m not there to...
  15. If this is the way you and your service provider...

    If this is the way you and your service provider are dealing with it, you are better of buying a new unit. Sounds like everyone is guessing what the problem is and not actually diagnosing.
  16. Yeah I just realized that too. This isn’t going...

    Yeah I just realized that too. This isn’t going to work.
  17. Thread: Easy access

    by Pnasty
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    Well now everyone knows where my house is.

    Well now everyone knows where my house is.
  18. Saw it on a dual pressure control where each cap...

    Saw it on a dual pressure control where each cap tube had rubbed through and been repaired 3 times.
  19. What do you mean dumped the refrigerant, if you...

    What do you mean dumped the refrigerant, if you vented then you shouldn’t be going around say that you did. What are you talking about thermocouple, those are flame proving devices? Why are you...
  20. No one is in the public buildings.

    No one is in the public buildings.
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    Aren’t all blowers supposed to be ECM now?

    Aren’t all blowers supposed to be ECM now?
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    Or even right now. Everyone is currently sitting...

    Or even right now. Everyone is currently sitting at home waiting to work.

    But I understand OP hesitation before rebate comes.
  23. That association sounds horrible. Are you a...

    That association sounds horrible. Are you a renter or owner? If you are an owner then try a petition saying that not allowing air conditioning installation is unfair, unsafe, etc. Everyone...
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    You mean dry traps, and smell of sewage gas?

    You mean dry traps, and smell of sewage gas?
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    My two cents is to get boiler specialist, which...

    My two cents is to get boiler specialist, which could be a plumber. In my experience plumbers don’t service boilers the best. An HVAC guy generally can handle servicing a boiler.

    That taco...
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    We just took the unit off the roof and replaced...

    We just took the unit off the roof and replaced it. This was 7 years ago.
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    I believe all 14 posts bye Andrew Schaefer are...

    I believe all 14 posts bye Andrew Schaefer are digging up dead posts.
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    That’s what I thought. I waited for 3 months...

    That’s what I thought.

    I waited for 3 months to get a wiring harness from Carrier on a brand new unit. Apparently they don’t make any for stock purposes.
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    Parts are free, but you pay for the service.

    Parts are free, but you pay for the service.
  30. Thread: Water service

    by Pnasty
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    It looks like they were bits and pieces from...

    It looks like they were bits and pieces from either a coworker or getting extra parts for a job. The array of materials is mind boggling.
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    I put a screw in my hand in front of my wife, she...

    I put a screw in my hand in front of my wife, she didn’t know it happened at first. I looked at her and said ‘this is going to hurt’ she asked ‘what will’ as I slammed the drill into reverse and...
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    This sounds like a AOP topic.

    This sounds like a AOP topic.
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    We have 6 techs and we are on an rotation for...

    We have 6 techs and we are on an rotation for every service call. We can defer it and wait for the next round. Some of us have younglings at home that daycare is still open but who knows how long. ...
  34. I don’t like engineers most of the time, the way...

    I don’t like engineers most of the time, the way they design the layouts of products. But when it comes to the installation and operation of their product it should be done their way. If it is not...
  35. Thread: copper wrap

    by Pnasty
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    Just get the line sets with the insulation that’s...

    Just get the line sets with the insulation that’s already UV rated.
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    If all the homes are the same, they should have...

    If all the homes are the same, they should have atleast 1 load calculation that has been copied 20 times. It is still worth asking for it, it is standard industry practice that every professional...
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    Make a battery charger. Set up a bunch of...

    Make a battery charger. Set up a bunch of controls on the 120 side.
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    Did you try unplugging it and plugging it back in?

    Did you try unplugging it and plugging it back in?
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    See saw with a heavy person jumping on one side...

    See saw with a heavy person jumping on one side and condenser on the other
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    Is the limit actually open? Did you replace all...

    Is the limit actually open?
    Did you replace all those things in response to this one error code?
    Are you a technician? If you are you need to contact a more senior tech to show you how to trouble...
  41. Either change more parts or stop changing parts...

    Either change more parts or stop changing parts blindly and call a service technician. Eventually, the issue will get resolved.
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    A trap still catches oil from threading. I’ve...

    A trap still catches oil from threading. I’ve only been around for a handful of years but I have seen oil fill traps twice. One of those times on a unit heater the oil was leaking from the joints,...
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    Depends on what set up you are talking about....

    Depends on what set up you are talking about. Standard furnace/air handler with AC with attached ductwork would be considered central AC, or a split system. If you have a mini split heat pump or AC...
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    I’ve seen furnace and boiler condensate eat...

    I’ve seen furnace and boiler condensate eat through copper, why they used copper beats me. I’d expect it to eat through cast iron without dilution. Your home is built in 2000 I wouldn’t expect...
  45. Is this a Nest thermostat?

    Is this a Nest thermostat?
  46. I replaced all the toppings on my sandwich at...

    I replaced all the toppings on my sandwich at subway, still didn’t make it taste better.

    Clearly you do not know what you are doing, you should stop messing with your furnace before you break...
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    There seems to be a language barrier. You are...

    There seems to be a language barrier. You are going to have to call a technician. There’s not much help we can give someone that has no refrigeration experience.
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    I’ve freshened up a couple older units by sanding...

    I’ve freshened up a couple older units by sanding down the rusty spots and using a rustoleum spray paint.
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    Cut the left side out and tape it to the back and...

    Cut the left side out and tape it to the back and call it a day.
    The gas companies around me sub out furnace installs to “qualified providers.”
  50. My Armstrong has the board mounted on the side of...

    My Armstrong has the board mounted on the side of the inducer cabinet. I love it. It’s a taller unit so there is certainly more room and it is located away from any leaks.
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