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  1. Thread: Return air

    by jnewton
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    High or low individual returns are what I was...

    High or low individual returns are what I was taught will be the most balanced but then you have to have a central filter by the a/h or furnace etc... but I guess it depends on the layout of the...
  2. Thread: Being on call

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    Being on call

    Was running calls till almost midnight Friday night what is everyone’s usual cut off time for taking calls?
  3. What’s the reason for the install being so...

    What’s the reason for the install being so particular ? I’m just curious and hope it turns out good for ya I know this weather where I’m at is making ppl crazy
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    Maybe this is a little weekend project but it...

    Maybe this is a little weekend project but it sounds like one of those just because I can and not a because I have to for my main house type of situation you don’t need much for a straight ac...
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    Can’t put them inline for quite a few years now...

    Can’t put them inline for quite a few years now and you have to have a Chang of direction and the drip leg be the lowest point of however you pipe it in.
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    I’ve split up a run capacitor in a pinch and its...

    I’ve split up a run capacitor in a pinch and its not a hack and will last longer than the China made dual run capacitors sold these days.
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    I ran csst tracpipe for years for a company long...

    I ran csst tracpipe for years for a company long gone in the new construction boom before it all crashed and I gotta say i remember not having many leaks as long as it was cut straight with no fish...
  8. Thread: Weld of shame

    by jnewton
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    Looks good from my house regardless of the 10...

    Looks good from my house regardless of the 10 brazing rods globbed on and the pipe sizes are immaculate and the quality of this gem is fantastic I call this a day gone perfect.
  9. Some jobs just need everything ripped out and...

    Some jobs just need everything ripped out and redone lol.
    I’d either do it all or bid it so high she’ll look elsewhere....that place looks like a snag
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    Personally I'd never have the time of day to cut...

    Personally I'd never have the time of day to cut a coil out braze charger tubes on it then immerse it lol you'd have to be damn slow in the summertime to have to do all that to confirm a leaking...
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    Never had too many problems with rheem/rudd coils...

    Never had too many problems with rheem/rudd coils leaking and I know they all have problems but the only brand that comes to mind is when i had to replace dozens of goodman coils and they started...
  12. Thread: Right Handman

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    Damn i hate situations like that when i can't...

    Damn i hate situations like that when i can't pretend to lift beside 2 other guys so i actually have to put my tired back and knees into it lol....on a side note the other guys might be doing the...
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    All are fine except the nest products....i...

    All are fine except the nest products....i wouldn't touch one of them (gen 1,2 or 3) with a ten foot stick and honestly they are overpriced poo etc....we usually stick with the Honeywell products but...
  14. Handymanjack huh.....surprised you haven't caught...

    Handymanjack huh.....surprised you haven't caught much flaming with a name like that anyways you wouldn't happen to have a youtube channel would you? lol
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    Doesn't sound like you really have the experience...

    Doesn't sound like you really have the experience to be working on somebody's equipment if you got stumped on a simple low voltage wiring issue honestly I'm betting your either a home owner posing as...
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    Take your time figuring out what's wrong just...

    Take your time figuring out what's wrong just dont be a parts changer dumping 20 lbs of freon in a unit off bat lol theres gotta be someone in your company or local that can support you i had to wing...
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    Did it do that before you changed the t-stat?...

    Did it do that before you changed the t-stat? could be any number of things but can't really go into detail per site rules maybe time to call a tech.
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    I've changed quite a few lennox boards due to the...

    I've changed quite a few lennox boards due to the fan relay going out in them but never heard why so i always assumed alot of failures are manufacture and design related as well.
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    I have scars on my hand from when i was a helper...

    I have scars on my hand from when i was a helper and didn't know what the hell freon would do to my skin cause nobody told me so whatever you do best be careful cause youtube don't protect you from...
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    Yeah when i first started years ago i was always...

    Yeah when i first started years ago i was always told if its "beer can cold" than it's cooling lol and yes i get that alot from family wanting free work because we are family after all so i shouldn't...
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    You know what.... make it bottles since your...

    You know what.... make it bottles since your gonna be a smart a$$ 😁
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    Looks good from my house them damn heating and...

    Looks good from my house them damn heating and air guys can kiss my a$$ they charge too much anyways i told you i can fix it for a case of beer.
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    My t-stat can go from being at 75 when i leave...

    My t-stat can go from being at 75 when i leave for work to 70 when i get home..do i like it? hell no neither does my wallet but it keeps my wife happy....on the plus side i have a heat pump with...
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    why in the world are you using r22? was it his...

    why in the world are you using r22? was it his suggestion and is he supplying the refrigerant? im sure he loves this project with the price of 22 these days or so it seems anyways...whats the heat...
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    Had a no cool call on a newly installed...

    Had a no cool call on a newly installed system....electricians decided since they wired the system the could start it up themselves before the scheduled start up....lo and behold no cool on a new...
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    Gotta sand that copper till its shiny like a new...

    Gotta sand that copper till its shiny like a new penny i don't care if it's brand new copper it still gets sanded because even new copper has a film of oil on it and it seems to take the solder...
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    had a customer tell me not to touch the new...

    had a customer tell me not to touch the new igniter with my fingers because the oil in my skin will make it crack (google told him so) sheesh what does he know i'm the pro who can smell his breath...
  28. pretty easy problem to diagnose...are you...

    pretty easy problem to diagnose...are you shadowing a tech or did they send you out in the field green? no offense but with little experience with low voltage are you really comfortable working on...
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    Good advice the guy that I learned the most from...

    Good advice the guy that I learned the most from (rip j.w) told me to always replace with 440 volt capacitor because they will last a little longer than the 370 volt of the same value if that makes...
  30. Thanks just downloaded both of them will read...

    Thanks just downloaded both of them will read with morning coffee lol
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    Iv'e worked on 30+ year old equipment and seems...

    Iv'e worked on 30+ year old equipment and seems like none of them had service valves.....got a pic of a 30 something year old green carrier side discharge unit I'll have to hunt it down now lol
  32. I've read literature more than once to see...

    I've read literature more than once to see approved flue size distance on various brands but never seen anything related to wrapping a flue that's a new one to me so I'll definately look into it to...
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    That's what I was wondering I brushed some leaves...

    That's what I was wondering I brushed some leaves away on the closes one and saw a bull lock but dunno how it was secured down and it was in nc.
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    I actually dual boot linux mint and Ubuntu and...

    I actually dual boot linux mint and Ubuntu and even got my wife using Ubuntu as well so I can vouch that besides the software library being smaller on linux the security pro's of it outweighs the...
  35. Been a long day man brains not working 100%...

    Been a long day man brains not working 100% lol...................iv'e warmed my hands in flue exhaust before i know its steamy but shouldn't be freezing but i guess it's possible in cold enough...
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    Should you be selling and installing equipment if...

    Should you be selling and installing equipment if a simple 120 volt system is confusing you?
    if there's a extra 120 volt set of wires where does it tie into in relation to the schematics......any...
  37. why would you insulate the flue? if its draining...

    why would you insulate the flue? if its draining properly there should be no water to freeze.
    You cannot use a wye or anything like that besides a concentric kit and then your still not joining the...
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    you should have posted this in the aop forum this...

    you should have posted this in the aop forum this kind of question isn't relevant to this forum and i'm sure you will get much more help there.
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    somebody hired a seasoned craigslist tech to git...

    somebody hired a seasoned craigslist tech to git r done lol
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    It's surprising that they cross broke it...don't...

    It's surprising that they cross broke it...don't see a lot of hacks that know how to or why to...anyways what is that drain made out of? looks like a old shop vac hose or something.
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    sideways but you all get the idea.

    sideways but you all get the idea.
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    lock em down tight

    found these beauty's on both neighbors at a house i was working at...real nice neighborhood obviously lol
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    That's when you can charge a minimum amount of...

    That's when you can charge a minimum amount of labor plus parts to fix the mess they create......had a homeowner do that one time and when I got there I assumed the power was off since half the wires...
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    Wow that's pretty bad lol I've had helpers do...

    Wow that's pretty bad lol I've had helpers do better than that....wonder if they purged with nitrogen while they was brazing cause if the outside is that sooty i bet the inside was contaminated too.
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    Never heard of using a condensate pump on a...

    Never heard of using a condensate pump on a package unit lol sometimes you have to dig a little to make a tee and p or j trap work but it's possible just tight as a bugs ass.
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    Doubt homer did that....poolguy Steve maybe lol

    Doubt homer did that....poolguy Steve maybe lol
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    As I'm not self employed my company usually turns...

    As I'm not self employed my company usually turns down owner bought equipment or just give them a really high bid and no warranty.
    I've been doing hvac long enough to know the bottom dollar in the...
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    Are you a handyman by chance? Sounds like a day...

    Are you a handyman by chance? Sounds like a day or two of side work and hopefully you didn't promise them anything special using just ceiling fans and 2 windows lol
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    It's usually capacitors and contacts that they do...

    It's usually capacitors and contacts that they do find online and I understand the average guy that wants to save a buck here and there but its the pushy bossy type that I don't care for.
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    how the internet has changed our field

    Anybody tired of customers quoting prices of parts or equipment they find online against our prices/material etc....
    "Well I found that compressor online it cost x amount of dollars so why are you...
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