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  1. Thread: Get up side.

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    I think I would just prefer to work for my money....

    I think I would just prefer to work for my money.

    The time spent on administering this app and collecting your dough, I could have made twice as much doing the work I love.
  2. Just chiming in to subscribe to this thread.

    Just chiming in to subscribe to this thread.
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    That was my first thought when I saw the picture....

    That was my first thought when I saw the picture. But I was thinking closer to a 120 degree fitting. But my eys could be off this morning.
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    Nest uses the temperature at the nearest air port...

    Nest uses the temperature at the nearest air port instead of an outdoor sensor, via the internet.

    One thing to keep in mind is that a heat pump will do a good job of maintaining a temperature in...
  5. Thread: One dumb SOB.

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    Happened to me once. Now I make sure the system...

    Happened to me once. Now I make sure the system shuts off and comes back on. But sometimes you can get a little robot-like on doing maintenance and forget.

    Has not happened to be for a few years,...
  6. Thread: One dumb SOB.

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    I normally do that I as I driving to my next call.

    I normally do that I as I driving to my next call.
  7. Thread: UEI C162

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    UEI C162

    Anyone using the new UEI 162? How do you like it. Any reviews? Have not found any on Google.

    This is for a back up for my existing analyzer.
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    You can just upload the logo to Vista Print and...

    You can just upload the logo to Vista Print and have them put it on just about anything.
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    35-45 would not be too bad for a high quality...

    35-45 would not be too bad for a high quality pole with a pocket that was made in the USA.

    I have a local gal that did my company shirts and hats pretty cheap with good work, I could check on...
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    Me too. Definitely pocketed and only if made in...

    Me too. Definitely pocketed and only if made in the USA. No China crap for me.

    Any ideas of the possible logo on the shirt?
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    I also use foam tape to wrap up the copper pipe...

    I also use foam tape to wrap up the copper pipe then zip tie the wiring to the protected copper.
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    Well, I finally got back to this one. Seems I...

    Well, I finally got back to this one. Seems I needed to do a better inspection of the wiring. Found the low pressure cutoff wires rubbed and shorted out to a copper line in the condenser.

    All...
  13. The advantage at one time was the tax credit- I...

    The advantage at one time was the tax credit- I think it was around 30% of the cost of installation. That is gone now as far as I know.

    Although they are pretty efficient to run, probably around...
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    Question? Low voltage fuse?

    Can a bad defrost board blow a low voltage fuse?

    All wires ohm out good and the low voltage fuse keeps blowing when the customer runs the heat pump or a/c.. No problem on e-heat.
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    As far as I know it is just one or the other.

    As far as I know it is just one or the other.
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    Good idea. Why didn't I think of that?

    Good idea. Why didn't I think of that?
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    Thanks guys! I just had a talk with the...

    Thanks guys!

    I just had a talk with the Honeywell rep and he has me straightened out on this thing.

    I think I did not understand how the redlink worked.

    Every day seems to be another...
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    Wireless thermostat with wi-fi

    Does anyone know of a wireless thermostat that I can connect to a wi-fi stat?

    I ordered a Honeywell kit with a wireless setup but not a wi-fi stat.

    Waiting for a call back from Honeywell rep.
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    I refuse to install a ductless until all...

    I refuse to install a ductless until all construction is complete and walls are painted. Lost a few jobs but I have seen what a mess it makes to install befor all is complete.
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    Thanks, I will have to look into this further. I...

    Thanks, I will have to look into this further. I install Fujitsu and never read or heard anything about this.
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    You have some documentation on that? Not is any...

    You have some documentation on that? Not is any install manuals I have read.
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    That is my experience as well. I had to do 8...

    That is my experience as well. I had to do 8 indoor units with 3 outdoor. The house was pretty long so this saved cooper as lineset cover. Ended up cheaper for the customer.
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    Looks good. Wall of pride job. Only thing I...

    Looks good. Wall of pride job.

    Only thing I see is that around here the disconnect needs to be above the outdoor unit. The explanation I got was that it needs to be easily identified as the...
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    That is what I have discovered.

    That is what I have discovered.
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    I am with you on that!

    I am with you on that!
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    Try housecall pro

    Try housecall pro
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    I was told by a union electrician that the new...

    I was told by a union electrician that the new THHN meets the THWN standard for wet locations. Sort of like all new circuit breakers are HVAC rated to handle the inrush current.
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    I make my own. I have never bought a whip the was...

    I make my own. I have never bought a whip the was the exact size to make things neat and clean looking. Trying to cut down a whip with wire in it is a pain. Then you need to install another connector...
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    I wish there was a section here for solo...

    I wish there was a section here for solo operators under the business section. Running a solo operation is so different than running a crew.

    Anyway, I am a solo operator. There are many pitfalls...
  30. Get a qualified tech that knows how to diagnose...

    Get a qualified tech that knows how to diagnose the real issue.
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    Oval Metal Duct

    Does anyone know how much loss in air flow there is between round and oval pipe?

    I would think that is is equivalent to flex duct.
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    The socket is so that you can use the punch to...

    The socket is so that you can use the punch to drive out the piece of the motor shaft in the fan blade. So you put the fan blade shaft over the socket so you can driver it out with the center punch....
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    I forgot about the 1-1/2" socket. I do have that....

    I forgot about the 1-1/2" socket. I do have that. But if I can't find the darn thing, I can always fashion something from the job site or in the van.

    Worked with a guy who used a puller. Watched...
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    It was R-22 which is a lot more forgiving....

    It was R-22 which is a lot more forgiving. Especially for moisture. A small amount of air won't hurt but a small amount of moisture will kill the compressor.
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    You guys must be in the same trade I am. Because...

    You guys must be in the same trade I am. Because I have experienced most of the above situations.
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    I like a sawzall, hammer and center punch. And...

    I like a sawzall, hammer and center punch. And some penetrating oil.

    Much faster and less of a pain.
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    Look at all those potential leak points. The...

    Look at all those potential leak points.

    The way I vacuum is pretty much like like heatingman has stated above, except I use 2 CRT tools - one on each port. I put the micron gauge on the side...
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    I agree with you on that! The only thing that I...

    I agree with you on that! The only thing that I can assume is that the micron gauge is not directly on the system or there is not enough time allotted to see the decay of the vacuum.

    Even on new...
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    I had to pull some out to get the sub cool dialed...

    I had to pull some out to get the sub cool dialed in.
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    A lesson re-learned

    So I was helping a fried out. Has a cabin 50 miles from any cell service in all directions. Also about 1-1/2 hours from me. System has been in 10 years and never worked right. Now after 10 years that...
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    Yes. "A little dab 'll do ya". For those who...

    Yes. "A little dab 'll do ya". For those who remember that jingle.
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    Nylog works just as well.

    Nylog works just as well.
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    That sounds like a Goodman I installed (at the...

    That sounds like a Goodman I installed (at the customers request). The circuit board will control the staging of the heat. But you can set up how the staging is determined. Like after 30 minutes of...
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    Terry, I think the NATE concept is more of a...

    Terry,

    I think the NATE concept is more of a marketing gimmick than anything else. Like some certification from Ford or GM to work on your car. Yes the education was for you, but the concept is...
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    Like some of the installs I have seen.

    Like some of the installs I have seen.
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    That is what the Bosch does. I think it was evry...

    That is what the Bosch does. I think it was evry 10 on cycles.

    Never read that about the ductless.
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    I was thinking about the ductless ramping down...

    I was thinking about the ductless ramping down while explaining to a customer and thought the the problem with oversizing a ductless is actually oil return during low load conditions.

    Any thoughts...
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    All the mini splits I have installed have a dry...

    All the mini splits I have installed have a dry mode. This slows down the blower and increases de-humidification.

    Ther might be ones that don't have a dry mode.
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    I think the filter/dryer on Goodman is inside the...

    I think the filter/dryer on Goodman is inside the condenser. So it you pumped it down, it never saw any air or moisture.
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    What I have read a few months ago, no...

    What I have read a few months ago, no registration required. Automatic 10 year warrantee on parts & compressor. Don't have al the details, think I read it in the News or RSES article.
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