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    If you have a reading of OL, you are above 40+...

    If you have a reading of OL, you are above 40+ megohms and generally good to go.

    I have found that a reading of less than 24 megohms is cause for concern, especially if it is not climbing. This...
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    Detailed diagnostics would need to be in the Pro...

    Detailed diagnostics would need to be in the Pro area. It's free to apply, and the link is at the bottom of this post.
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    Comfort Systems was mainly a broker, and they...

    Comfort Systems was mainly a broker, and they began acquiring and setting up their own techs, in order to take all of the third party profits for themselves...by eliminating one of the parties.
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    I make a point of trying to learn something new...

    I make a point of trying to learn something new every day. Sometimes it's a piano scale...sometimes it is a business dynamic. But, it is always a good move to do it. Good for you for being willing to...
  6. How about the model and serial number....that...

    How about the model and serial number....that would be very helpful, because you could be looking at a Voyager or you could be looking at a Precedent unit.
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    It's a truth that's unavoidable and I can tell...

    It's a truth that's unavoidable and I can tell you that if you do this for over a decade you figure out what you have to do to get paid for the work you're doing, because the people who are in charge...
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    The reason that store managers tell their...

    The reason that store managers tell their providers to send me and the company out using my name is because there are so few people in the world of third party that can find their backside using both...
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    Every procedure is enumerated and approved before...

    Every procedure is enumerated and approved before it happens.

    Tinning wires is not a normal procedure during a thermostat installation. It is extra, and if the client does not want to pay for that...
  10. Thread: fluke 116

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    The reason it got you twice this year is because...

    The reason it got you twice this year is because you were using the 116 incorrectly. The fact that you've been doing it that way for a long time isn't really the relevant factor.

    You should be...
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    Boy..... a noisy blower in my world gets a new...

    Boy.....
    a noisy blower in my world gets a new blower.
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    A rate is what a contractor is allowed to charge...

    A rate is what a contractor is allowed to charge in the world of third party service. This is substantially less than what you would be able to charge a direct bill customer. This is the USP of the...
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    Large companies are usually built up using...

    Large companies are usually built up using acquisitions.
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    Not for these rates you wouldn't.

    Not for these rates you wouldn't.
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    And long run cable for stats.

    And long run cable for stats.
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    The similarity is only temporary. The business...

    The similarity is only temporary.

    The business news articles say that the only relationship left is the indemnity payments due to Honeywell from Resideo and Garrrett.
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    No...we are not tinning wires out in the field...

    No...we are not tinning wires out in the field for 60% of going rate.
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    That wiring gadget is apparently designed for use...

    That wiring gadget is apparently designed for use with 22 solid.

    Have fun trying to get stranded stat wire into it. I know I had fun.....
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    EVERYTHING says "Honeywell." The IAQ is on the...

    EVERYTHING says "Honeywell."

    The IAQ is on the Resideo stat page at the very bottom. All of the redlink and prestige line and all of the accessories are there as well.

    Honeywell does not appear...
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    This includes even commercially used stats such...

    This includes even commercially used stats such as vision pro.
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    Please do not post in old threads. This one is 10...

    Please do not post in old threads. This one is 10 years old.

    Please start your own thread asking the question, as most of the thread participants that already exist in this thread are no longer...
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    I also found that the majority stakeholder in...

    I also found that the majority stakeholder in Resideo is the Vanguard Group at over 9%, and Resideo stock is down 3% on today's trading so far.
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    I did some additional looking around. If it is...

    I did some additional looking around.

    If it is a thermostat, a combustion control, an electrical component, Etc....in other words, all of the Honeywell stuff you're going to find at the supply...
  25. By the way... those fuses are probably powering...

    By the way... those fuses are probably powering the transformer which powers the combustion blower motor.
  26. Not only could the fuse holders have a problem,...

    Not only could the fuse holders have a problem, but the fuses themselves could be intermittent... because typically these are dual-element fuses and one of the elements can get sort of wonky, and not...
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    This was a valid concern many years ago. Demand...

    This was a valid concern many years ago. Demand metering was a very common approach to determining power consumption.

    Because of demand metering, you would add capacitance across your lines to...
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    What I get from the articles I see is that the...

    What I get from the articles I see is that the Honeywell stats from Resideo are "HINO, or "Honeywell in name only." My sense of it is that the rights for use of the name and trademarks were sold by...
  30. The NAVPERS rate manuals are excellent for basic...

    The NAVPERS rate manuals are excellent for basic electricity.
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    I have had two service calls in the past 6 weeks...

    I have had two service calls in the past 6 weeks where I was told that the previous service tech did not want to go up on the roof.

    The most recent of these also include d a report that said, "the...
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    You could also say that people who work at desk...

    You could also say that people who work at desk jobs all day get DVT's.

    Unlike, what you see, I do NOT see very many good techs going into the trade. I see bad techs who are hired because they...
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    That is truly a stunning article. Clearly........

    That is truly a stunning article.

    Clearly..... they need to get their house back in order.
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    The main problem is that the young people who...

    The main problem is that the young people who would have become HVAC techs 40 years ago are now being drawn off into other technical fields that are less physically challenging, such as writing code....
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    It will be interesting to see what the problem...

    It will be interesting to see what the problem turns out to be.
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    Poll: Good morning, everyone! For those who would...

    Good morning, everyone!

    For those who would like to join me this morning, we stream live at 9:00 am and 10:30 am EST, and ...
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    Look in this topic list for Honeywell T6.

    Look in this topic list for Honeywell T6.
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    I love commercial.

    I love commercial.
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    I needed a wired remote.

    I needed a wired remote.
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    Update: I went to the supply house this...

    Update:

    I went to the supply house this morning, and took one of the bad stats (1+1) in to the manager, and demonstrated the lack of contact closure.

    He said, go grab another one.

    Same...
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    The supply house can call it whatever they like....

    The supply house can call it whatever they like. However, it IS a crossover tube.

    As suggested above, start by making sure the orifice is open, and that inlet gas pressure is well within label...
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    First, model and serial. Second, the inducer...

    First, model and serial.

    Second, the inducer has a 30 second pre-purge.

    Third, the former ignition modules were JCI. We call them "the blue box of death."

    Fenwal was used on Lennox and...
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    Guys...be really careful with statins. Read up on...

    Guys...be really careful with statins. Read up on them, and talk about your liver when you are at your doctor's office. You don't want to hurt your liver to help your arteries.

    The largest risk...
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    Spacing .

    Spacing .
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    As my tool supplier used to say on the side of...

    As my tool supplier used to say on the side of their truck:

    "Test....don't guess."

    Before I replace a stat, I test it's output if there are batteries, and if not, I jump out the functions...
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    You probably have to lift that up and sit it on a...

    You probably have to lift that up and sit it on a sealed return plenum so as not to draw in any gases from the floor drain.
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    Full disclosure: I haven't touched a Trane heat...

    Full disclosure: I haven't touched a Trane heat pump RTU in probably 11 or 12 years.
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    In that case I would probably agree with ksefan.

    In that case I would probably agree with ksefan.
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