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    What I think you're missing is a loose trace down...

    What I think you're missing is a loose trace down in the lower left-hand corner of the board, on the back side.
  2. That will make for some noisy pants.....

    That will make for some noisy pants.....
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    (RIMSHOT!!!!) If a circulator draws no...

    (RIMSHOT!!!!)

    If a circulator draws no current, the windings are most likely open. If it draws current for a second or so and then the current goes to zero, it is most likely physically jammed or...
  4. I take it that there is some reason that has...

    I take it that there is some reason that has overridden the normal place for a package unit, ie, on the roof, supported by a curb, with the ductwork meeting the unit inside the curbing?
  5. If you are coming into the building and making a...

    If you are coming into the building and making a turn, there are metal strips called "turning vanes" that help guide the air around the corner, like stripes in a street where more than one car lane...
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    No HI?

    No HI?
  8. A duct opening is a place in a single plane....

    A duct opening is a place in a single plane. Think of it as a door. If ten people have to move through a door, they do it in sequence. One at a time.

    A duct has to take air and get it to travel a...
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    What exactly is normal operation?

    What exactly is normal operation?
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    Well done!

    Well done!
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    Now that I take a close look at the picture, I am...

    Now that I take a close look at the picture, I am in the machine shop camp.

    The bearing separator being used to grasp the wheel hub is also forcing the hub tighter on the shaft. You wouldn't think...
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    Actually... in the post WWII era, communists...

    Actually...
    in the post WWII era, communists needed a new home in the west. Clearly, the open, bare-faced communism was known to all under Stalin.

    In the west, intellectual leftists believed...
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  17. Of course...since you have been a resi sparky,...

    Of course...since you have been a resi sparky, you should know the relevant NEC articles, such as 440 to start with. I can't tell you haw many electricians have never even looked at the relevant...
  18. One of the ways subcooling can be low is if an...

    One of the ways subcooling can be low is if an unusually large liquid line filter drier was installed, which is acting as a receiver and you're measuring the subcooling before that filter dryer.
  19. There are people coming here who are doing HVAC,...

    There are people coming here who are doing HVAC, specifically in neighborhoods where people have a lot of trepidation about American contractors. So, I might not be able to do work in a predominantly...
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    All you need to know about anthropogenic climate...

    All you need to know about anthropogenic climate change is to know the people behind this alleged causal factor.

    They are people who seek dictatorial-level power over others. They believe that...
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  22. If your ductwork is not in the conditioned space,...

    If your ductwork is not in the conditioned space, and neither is your air handler, that's going to change everything.
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    Good morning, everyone!

    For those who would like to join me this morning, we stream live at 9:00 am and 10:30 am EDT, and ...
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    The intellipaks use dampers on the condenser fans...

    The intellipaks use dampers on the condenser fans with an actuator..... but the ones I've looked at are probably close to 20 years old ....so I'm not sure if they're still doing that.
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    I truly prefer a good screw terminal to that...

    I truly prefer a good screw terminal to that spring loaded nonsense.
  26. Still need more info than that.....

    Still need more info than that.....
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  28. 1) what is the stat model, and 2) what is the...

    1) what is the stat model, and

    2) what is the indoor and outdoor unit(s) model number?
  29. This would be due to restriction, upstream of the...

    This would be due to restriction, upstream of the point where the line is getting cold.
  30. This would be a question for your local Authority...

    This would be a question for your local Authority Having Jurisdiction to see if they have any particular requirements.

    The NEC requires that work be done in a workmanlike manner, but there is no...
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    I go with the V10. 2010 E250. 4's and 6's are...

    I go with the V10. 2010 E250.

    4's and 6's are designed to help the manufacturer meet CAFE fuel efficiency standards. Having enough power is strictly a secondary consideration for them.
    ...
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  35. Actually... overcurrent protection is provided...

    Actually...

    overcurrent protection is provided by the built-in overload devices inside HVAC compressors and motors. Open drive compressors and semi-hermetics may be designed to use a starter, but...
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    The consumer pays for everything...... including...

    The consumer pays for everything...... including every ideologically-driven bad decision that activists can make.
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    You have made the first and most difficult step:...

    You have made the first and most difficult step: you have realized that this was a feeling that was worth questioning, and you have done so. I would definitely share this with a counselor who can...
  40. Mayor Kenney clearly cares not a whit for those...

    Mayor Kenney clearly cares not a whit for those who are owners. They are not whom he considers as his constituents. Dom Giordano just commented on "Inside Story," that the last Republican Mayor of...
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    Good morning, everyone!

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    He could have signed up already, and his...

    He could have signed up already, and his application is still being reviewed by the membership committee.

    Those guys have busy lives just like the rest of us.
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    I agree. You should go Union and Commercial,...

    I agree. You should go Union and Commercial, while you're working on some weight loss. In Philadelphia, a fifth year Apprentice in the union makes more money than the average HV AC technician at a...
  44. It is certainly new around here...... and you're...

    It is certainly new around here...... and you're going to pay a premium to have it installed or serviced in Philadelphia.
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  46. In order to tease the people out of mom's...

    In order to tease the people out of mom's basement that we will need in the next 20 years, this industry is going to have to offer in excess of $75,000..... because right now they can sit in their...
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    You have to isolate the capacitor in order to use...

    You have to isolate the capacitor in order to use your meter to directly read the capacitance.

    This means removing at least one side's wires from the capacitor.

    If you fail to do that, you are...
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    My lunch is done with my micron gauge says 500.

    My lunch is done with my micron gauge says 500.
  49. The issue with vrf systems is that it is a new...

    The issue with vrf systems is that it is a new technology, it has a high upfront cost, and very few technicians in the field know how to properly diagnose and service those systems.

    That means...
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    I have initiated the Hearthman Signal. it's like...

    I have initiated the Hearthman Signal. it's like the Bat Signal.

    He may respond to this thread.
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