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  1. Yes, thank you for the correction. There is...

    Yes, thank you for the correction.

    There is a difference between resistive and inductive loads. And then there's also something called power factor?

    Oh well. That's what happens when you...
  2. BBeerme's suggestion appears to have been...

    BBeerme's suggestion appears to have been ignored?

    Given no other choice, for my comfort cooling needs, I'd probably go straight to a lithium bromide absorption system.

    Systems are available...
  3. Don't hold me to these numbers, but they should...

    Don't hold me to these numbers, but they should be somewhere in the ballpark, and offer you something to chew on.......

    3.41 BTU per Watt. A 12000 BTU conventional air conditioner will consume...
  4. Good on your brain. I have one too, and I used...

    Good on your brain. I have one too, and I used it to get myself formally educated about stuff like this, long ago.

    Have you performed a load calculation for your proposed conditioned envelope? ...
  5. Or live like our ancestors. They didn't need no...

    Or live like our ancestors. They didn't need no stinkin air conditioning.

    If you're gonna live off the grid, live off the grid. Haul your water. Grow your own food. Cut your firewood. ...
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    Mom and Dad taught us kids that it was not polite...

    Mom and Dad taught us kids that it was not polite to call people stupid...... even if they were.

    And yes, the world is full of them.

    Often i r one to, and I'm not sure where you're going...
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    Less acronym and more plain language please. ...

    Less acronym and more plain language please. Converting to metrics is tough enough for some of us.

    Am I basically correct in assuming that this is a constant volume primary/secondary system with...
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    A few additional contacts you might explore, if...

    A few additional contacts you might explore, if you haven't already.

    UA 529 Waco. UA 142 San Antonio. RSES Chapter meetings. TWC Texas Workforce Commission.

    I'm sure you've already heard...
  9. It's now quite clear? Where were you and the...

    It's now quite clear? Where were you and the other geniuses a year and a half ago?

    What's the next rehash and revelation? Masks, Herd Immunity, Russians, or is there another stupidity the media...
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    I worked for big blue twice. Once on purpose,...

    I worked for big blue twice. Once on purpose, (laid off for absolutely no reason during one of their world famous reduction of force cost cutting fiascos), then a second time when JCI bought York. ...
  11. The straight up truth is always best....... "I...

    The straight up truth is always best....... "I couldn't remember if I turned one of those units back on after I worked on it yesterday, and I just wanted to drop by and make sure it was running."
    ...
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    Here's a good video about capacitors. From...

    Here's a good video about capacitors.

    From the responses, it would appear that many here could probably benefit from watching the entire thing, but the part that answers most of your question...
  13. Because it's stupid? Personally, I play almost...

    Because it's stupid?

    Personally, I play almost every chance I get, but it's seldom virtual on a computer.

    My shooting, driving, riding, or flying, are all the real deal, not some computer...
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    Speaking in very basic terms,.... Electricity...

    Speaking in very basic terms,....

    Electricity is simply the flow of electrons. The power supplied to your unit from the power company is relatively stable in the amount of electrons, and the...
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    Funny. Back in the 80's, newly married, and...

    Funny.

    Back in the 80's, newly married, and basically combining two small households. We had two of those old, and extremely heavy console TV's, that we needed to get rid of.

    I knew that they...
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    Can't blame that one on the drunks in Waco.....at...

    Can't blame that one on the drunks in Waco.....at least, not this time.....😊
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    Calculating this stuff, or looking up a value on...

    Calculating this stuff, or looking up a value on a chart or graph is all part of the learning process, but......

    The important thing here is to gain a little bit of an understanding of the latent...
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    BTU's required to change 20lb ice from 4 F to 45...

    BTU's required to change 20lb ice from 4 F to 45 F water.

    .5 BTU per pound of ice per degree F. 32 - 4 = 28 x .5= 14 x 20= 280

    144 BTU's Latent heat (change of state ice to water at 32 F)...
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    Stop with the uncertain times crap. There's...

    Stop with the uncertain times crap. There's absolutely nothing uncertain about why we are experiencing what we are experiencing today, as well as how we got here.

    Anyhow........

    .5 BTU per...
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    Ah. Now you had to go and ruin a perfectly good...

    Ah. Now you had to go and ruin a perfectly good thread with that stepping stone for clean energy comment.

    Please put the kool-aid down.

    Education is fundamental.
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    Ha! You made me laugh, dredging up old memories....

    Ha! You made me laugh, dredging up old memories.

    For me, all things tend to stop anytime an airplane flies overhead. I can't help it.

    For one company that I worked for, there was a standing...
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    I've worked in lots of places that nobody ever...

    I've worked in lots of places that nobody ever gets to see. In country, and out. I've had an amazing career. That alone was enough of an incentive for me.

    I worked in a dam, a morgue, a car...
  23. It literally staggers the imagination why people...

    It literally staggers the imagination why people would choose to live like that?

    Or, make the choices that bring that kind of totally unacceptable grief down upon themselves....... Is it...
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    From what I could find, the reviews on your...

    From what I could find, the reviews on your chosen school don't appear to be necessarily stellar. Be objective, and don't pile up too much student debt. Think of this schooling as a small stepping...
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    "Job Corp" ?

    "Job Corp" ?
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    There is a reason for them to feel it is...

    There is a reason for them to feel it is necessary to charge for technical support.

    Those type decisions are not taken lightly by these majors.

    Sounds to me like there's more to the story?
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    I guess not everybody goes to YouTube first for...

    I guess not everybody goes to YouTube first for technical support?

    I suppose if you have some basic skills and knowledge, don't want to spend a bunch of money to have it fixed, and you're really...
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    A couple questions....... What is a state...

    A couple questions.......

    What is a state sponsored trade school?

    Do you have any idea yet about what you think you might want to do in the heating ventilation and refrigeration field? The...
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    I agree with Wayne, but it sure would be nice to...

    I agree with Wayne, but it sure would be nice to see a set of drawings, a sequence of operation, and to know what the unit serves.
    Fixed O/A? CO2 monitoring? Economizer? Variable Volume? On and...
  30. That blob of words that you laid down there says...

    That blob of words that you laid down there says to me that you're someone who thinks he might have found a way to make some money.

    Opinion.....

    This is not the place to attempt to gather...
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    The "so what" could easily be a comfort, or other...

    The "so what" could easily be a comfort, or other unacceptable issue.

    For example...... and simplified........

    Cold air sinks in a mass of warmer air. This is why we need to take supply...
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    I would agree that there is likely to be an...

    I would agree that there is likely to be an imbalance of flow between the branch ducts, and it appears there is no room to add a diverter or splitter. (path of least resistance) (the duct on the...
  33. This all got started nearly thirty years ago, and...

    This all got started nearly thirty years ago, and I'm still waiting for an explanation from the "experts", as to how all that ozone got destroyed over the south pole, when all the evil chemicals that...
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    Your system was likely designed for 73-74 degrees...

    Your system was likely designed for 73-74 degrees at max design cooling. 71 F might be asking a bit more than it's capable of achieving under max load conditions. The next thing I'd check is...
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    I hear it's a discontinued Alerton vav...

    I hear it's a discontinued Alerton vav controller.

    Product must have had issues if they abandoned it. Hum?
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    Not free, but the majority of what they offer is...

    Not free, but the majority of what they offer is good stuff.

    https://www.atplearning.com/
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    Does the vav serve a perimeter zone? Does it...

    Does the vav serve a perimeter zone? Does it have reheat? What style of diffuser? How many diffusers? Minimum/ maximum design cfm cooling? Actual cfm? T-stat location?

    Behind a partition,...
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    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a TX-VAV? I'm...

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a TX-VAV?

    I'm familiar with pressure dependent, and pressure independent variable air volume terminal units, cooling only vav terminal units, series fan powered...
  39. Top half earnings $70000 to $100000. A selling...

    Top half earnings $70000 to $100000. A selling point for some, not me.

    This tends to indicate that there's a loads of overtime that techs are expected to work. In my younger days, ok.

    Now...
  40. You said... "and even the crunchy attitudes of...

    You said... "and even the crunchy attitudes of instructors are throwing out roadblocks".

    What does this mean?
  41. Thread: HVAC Drawings

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    Open return? Ducted return? What system? ...

    Open return? Ducted return? What system? System use?
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    Personally, I like mine with butter.

    Personally, I like mine with butter.
  43. Thread: Tattoo

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    As a kid, I remember lots of those old WWII vets...

    As a kid, I remember lots of those old WWII vets expressing regret for all the nasty blue ink tatoos that they had all over their bodies, especially the business people that had the bad ugly ink in...
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    Single point inside reference against your...

    Single point inside reference against your redbird will work fine. As long as you share the inside reference between the units , and they have the same adjustable setpoint.

    If that doesn't work,...
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    My advice, move on. Remember. Never burn a...

    My advice, move on. Remember. Never burn a bridge, and always honor your non-compete agreements.

    During my career I worked for four of the majors and two wanna be's. Each time I moved, I gained...
  46. Generally, dehumidification is accomplished by...

    Generally, dehumidification is accomplished by passing conditioned air over a cold surface. If you cool the air to it's saturation point, the moisture in the air will condense out, and you can drain...
  47. Did you cut the gorilla work out because it was...

    Did you cut the gorilla work out because it was ugly, or because it was it leaking? LMAO
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    "Money doesn't buy happiness" Say what? ...

    "Money doesn't buy happiness"

    Say what?

    There's a lot of philosophical bull crap floating around here..... The hell it don't.

    I started out with no money. Zip nadda. My childhood was...
  49. What's a de-humidistat? What we you talking...

    What's a de-humidistat?

    What we you talking about......"installing the traditional in the return plenum before the filter". ?
  50. You need to participate in one of these...

    You need to participate in one of these competitions.

    Then come back, and let's talk.

    I'm done.
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