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    It's not the moisture itself, to my knowledge,...

    It's not the moisture itself, to my knowledge, that clogs the drier. It's the byproducts of the moisture reacting with the refrigerant and oil that clog the dryer - the varnish, sludge, etc.

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    Only debris would do that. You'd need to test...

    Only debris would do that.

    You'd need to test for moisture levels to see if the drier needs to be replaced without having a pressure drop.

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    Approximately 43% higher, I think. Sent from...

    Approximately 43% higher, I think.

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    Isn't it amazing your body knows to stave off...

    Isn't it amazing your body knows to stave off medical emergencies until after you unload your tools and are ready to start a job?

    Glad to hear you're doing OK.

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    Sure; that would be handy. If you run across a...

    Sure; that would be handy.

    If you run across a system like that and it's not working quite right it's an easy, justifiable sale to recover the mix and recharge with virgin whatever flavor you...
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    There are far too many variables as it is to...

    There are far too many variables as it is to confuse myself and my technicians with regards to system performance - why in the Hell would I want to add another into the mix by mixing refrigerants?
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    That's not a completely accurate statement. ...

    That's not a completely accurate statement.

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    Approach on an air cooled condenser is (at least...

    Approach on an air cooled condenser is (at least every time I've seen it mentioned) LL temp minus ambient.

    Lennox likes to use "approach". I use condenser "TD" as jayguy does.

    One interesting...
  9. Thread: No Fuses

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    For the record; I'm not a fan of this method to...

    For the record; I'm not a fan of this method to wire a system.

    I'm just defending it's safety (when done properly) and the fact that the NEC does approve the wiring method.

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    Thank you for appreciating my efforts. ...

    Thank you for appreciating my efforts.



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  11. Thread: No Fuses

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    We need our humanoid copy of the NEC,...

    We need our humanoid copy of the NEC, timebuilder, over here to set everyone straight.

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  12. Thread: No Fuses

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    I honestly wasn't even considering a heat pump...

    I honestly wasn't even considering a heat pump with so much auxiliary heat when I started thinking about this, however - you could technically still do the same wiring arrangement but use the 100 amp...
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    That link appears to be "dead". Sent from my...

    That link appears to be "dead".

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  14. I used to struggle with the concept, but after...

    I used to struggle with the concept, but after learning more about the psychological aspects of it, it can be somewhat of a game to figure personalities out and how to keep yourself in good graces...
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    Not if that and the rest of the building were...

    Not if that and the rest of the building were designed correctly.

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  16. You are actually there when the problem occurs? ...

    You are actually there when the problem occurs?

    The only reason I mention this is because I very very rarely see the circuit boards in those fail. Motors? That's a different story.

    Hopefully...
  17. Thread: No Fuses

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    David, you quoted me in your post but you...

    David, you quoted me in your post but you neglected to quote the entire paragraph, misrepresenting what I said in a big way.

    The very next sentence qualifies that by stating the outdoor...
  18. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    Gag me with a spoon! Sent from my Moto Z (2)...

    Gag me with a spoon!

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    So, like, you're brain is like totally broken,...

    So, like, you're brain is like totally broken, right?



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  20. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    Right? Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk

    Right?

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    Dang. I'm in management and I can't just take...

    Dang. I'm in management and I can't just take breaks willy-nilly. Boss-man expects results from me. I'mma apply for your job so I can take credit for what people like and blame the rookie for what...
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    No, David. You've misconstrued what I've said. ...

    No, David. You've misconstrued what I've said.

    - Non-fused disconnects are used when the circuit breakers are sized properly in the panel.

    - in the event of a single feeder supplying the air...
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    They must agree with what I stated because we've...

    They must agree with what I stated because we've never failed an inspection for that reason (to my knowledge).



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  24. What type of Cascade system is it?...

    What type of Cascade system is it? Multi-compressor/circuit or single compressor/circuit with a blend of refrigerants?

    Somehow I doubt you'll be able to get away with using the same refrigerant...
  25. Thread: No Fuses

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    If the circuit breaker in the panel is properly...

    If the circuit breaker in the panel is properly sized you can use a non-fused disconnect.

    Well, at least in places other than Ohio I suppose.

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    You're pretty good for an amateur. Maybe some...

    You're pretty good for an amateur.

    Maybe some intermediate to advanced classes will help you really polish your photography skills.

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  27. Thread: No Fuses

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    I disagree. Here's the full article 422.12: ...

    I disagree. Here's the full article 422.12:



    An air handler would be considered "Central heating equipment" when equipped with an electric heater kit (electric furnace)

    I'm not disputing...
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    Duct tape AND a Panduit strap. Wow. Sent from...

    Duct tape AND a Panduit strap. Wow.

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    Hey; check this out from your PDF, David. ...

    Hey; check this out from your PDF, David.

    "Permanently connected air conditioning equipment permitted on same heater individual branch circuit"

    How about 'dem apples?...
  30. Thread: No Fuses

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    Article 422 deals with appliances including...

    Article 422 deals with appliances including self-contained room air conditioners, but not full-blown air conditioners.

    So far as I know, 440.22 is the section that deals with the disconnecting...
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    I look forward to hearing what you find. Sent...

    I look forward to hearing what you find.

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  32. Thread: No Fuses

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    The NEC only calls for a fused/breaker-ed...

    The NEC only calls for a fused/breaker-ed disconnect if the branch circuit is not protected (at the panel) per the unit's requirements.

    So if you have a 100 amp breaker feeding the condensing unit...
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    Discharge temperature might go down - but...

    Discharge temperature might go down - but discharge superheat definitely should rise.

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    Load looks a little low, wouldn't you say? 37...

    Load looks a little low, wouldn't you say? 37 degree coil temp with 80 degree return air? Or possibly you have an issue with one of the TXVs underfeeding?

    Perhaps the mass flow of refrigerant...
  35. The Trane thermostat will be a more robust device...

    The Trane thermostat will be a more robust device overall, with more capabilities - period. It also comes with a 10 year parts warranty when registered.

    If you want more flashy features and...
  36. I don't know what system and all the...

    I don't know what system and all the components/accessories you have with it, so I can't say for sure, but if it's simply a single-stage air conditioner and single stage electric heat, you'd need 6...
  37. The XL824 will be able to control the fan speed...

    The XL824 will be able to control the fan speed if the contractor wired it up correctly - which is important if you're using the dehumidification mode.

    I've encountered problems when utilizing...
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    That's easy. Just pick the wife who would pick...

    That's easy. Just pick the wife who would pick the color you would choose.

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    Hold my beer, I'll do it with 2. Sent from my...

    Hold my beer, I'll do it with 2.

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  40. Thread: Strange

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    I'm more of a side-boob kind of guy. Sent...

    I'm more of a side-boob kind of guy.

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    It looks like it was just yellow to begin with,...

    It looks like it was just yellow to begin with, the print on it looks to be in good shape.

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    It will if the technician tries to add...

    It will if the technician tries to add refrigerant simply because the suction pressure is low.

    And also if the condenser coil is a micro-channel style.

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    I would add a line tap but you could also recover...

    I would add a line tap but you could also recover enough refrigerant to reduce the liquid line subcooling to zero and as a result measure a temperature difference across the drier.

    Sent from my...
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    It's completely (or damn close to) impossible to...

    It's completely (or damn close to) impossible to do well and simultaneously bemoan the circumstances you're in vs others.

    Wouldn't you agree?

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    A poor craftsman blames his tools. Sent from...

    A poor craftsman blames his tools.

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    Go on.... Sent from my Moto Z (2) using...

    Go on....

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    "After my wife goes to bed" probably wasn't an...

    "After my wife goes to bed" probably wasn't an appropriate reply.

    It sounds like you might have misread his intentions.

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    Excuse me! Excuse me, sir! Do you have...

    Excuse me! Excuse me, sir!


    Do you have change for a $5?

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  49. Thread: Judaism

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    Did God address them as "Yews guys"? Sent from...

    Did God address them as "Yews guys"?

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    Yes. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk

    Yes.

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