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    We stopped testing for THC as it is legal in NV...

    We stopped testing for THC as it is legal in NV and soooo many applicants were failing the test....

    So far, have not seen any issues.. Time will tell.

    We do require a drug test if you have an...
  2. Repurposed window shaker with a headmaster?

    Repurposed window shaker with a headmaster?
  3. Residual cleaner is on the thickness sensor...

    Residual cleaner is on the thickness sensor causing false readings to the board? I've had that issue.
  4. What humidity level does your present system...

    What humidity level does your present system maintain in the home? If it is tolerably low, which I am guessing that it is cuz you are tolerating 80F temps, then the refrigeration is likely doing...
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    Oversized compressor will suffer from too high of...

    Oversized compressor will suffer from too high of a compression ratio. High discharge temps will cook the oil and you'll be replacing it again well before it should be replaced. Use the correct one!
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    PLEASE, do yourselves a real favor and go to this...

    PLEASE, do yourselves a real favor and go to this guys site and read some of his articles.... It might just save your life! It certainly has mine... I've read every article and conversed with the...
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    At $500 a pound, if you can find an interested...

    At $500 a pound, if you can find an interested buyer....

    https://www.uri.com/retired-and-closeouts/5r13b1-zid5R13B1-product
  8. Sleeve the flex in round metal. Mastic the metal...

    Sleeve the flex in round metal. Mastic the metal joints...

    Best I can do for ya.
  9. I'm betting on a coil leak up under the fan...

    I'm betting on a coil leak up under the fan shroud...

    In any case, it is probably time to get some quotes for a new system....
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    Companies that kick butt during big time...

    Companies that kick butt during big time inflation? Can we get a few mentioned and what makes them so?

    Also interested to hear who you chose for an advisor... I follow Richard Maybury but he is...
  11. There is a cross connection somewhere. Only one...

    There is a cross connection somewhere. Only one breaker panel? No back up genset?
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    China has banned some farmers, now Iran doing...

    China has banned some farmers, now Iran doing likewise....

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-26/iran-bans-crypto-mining-to-keep-the-lights-on-over-summer
  13. GFCI works by sensing an imbalance of current...

    GFCI works by sensing an imbalance of current between the hot and neutral. Did electrician try moving the breaker to the other line? You have L1, L2, N and ground in your panel. There is a...
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    My fear about bitcoin? Cost of power to run the...

    My fear about bitcoin? Cost of power to run the miners. Once it costs more to mine a new coin than the coin is worth, the miners will unplug the servers and POOF.... there goes everybody's coins....
  15. I believe you could use one of the ICM type...

    I believe you could use one of the ICM type motors as a replacement. They spool up slowly. I'm sure someone else will chime in and confirm or deny this. If this is a solution, you will need a good...
  16. Had the same issue. Went to see a ENT and he said...

    Had the same issue. Went to see a ENT and he said I had a Staph infection and prescribed a anti-bacterial salve to apply to the tissue. Apparently the Staph eats a hole in the thin layer of skin over...
  17. Intermittent flood back.... My guess from the...

    Intermittent flood back.... My guess from the sound. TXV hunting?

    Sound is no load/full load.
  18. If you have an open stairwell from basement to...

    If you have an open stairwell from basement to the second story, there is really no good fix other than to isolate the three floors from each other at the stairwell, that will help a lot but not cure...
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    One exception I know of to chassis carrying...

    One exception I know of to chassis carrying "current" is return path for the flame sensor.
  20. Starting to see some Air/water outdoor heat...

    Starting to see some Air/water outdoor heat pumps. Require no refrigeration experience, just a bit of hydronic plumbing to the indoor AH. If trained techs get scarce, I could see these being the...
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    If you keep the equipment for the upper floor on...

    If you keep the equipment for the upper floor on that floor and not in the attic, it will last longer due to being more accessible. None of us like going into a 150F 100% humidity cramped space long...
  22. Used equipment=no warranty and no one to install...

    Used equipment=no warranty and no one to install or service... generally speaking. :-(
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    ALL commodities are on the rise. Good time to buy...

    ALL commodities are on the rise. Good time to buy stocks in producers, especially ones the pay dividends.

    Interestingly, gold and silver are much slower than the stuff to build things..
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    HRV's.... Stand alone install is best when...

    HRV's.... Stand alone install is best when replacing the bath and other exhaust fans with the pull side and put the fresh. push side into your closets. Keeps the closets fresh and tempers the air and...
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    A relay to lock out heating when cooling is...

    A relay to lock out heating when cooling is called for? Guy has to know a bit to accomplish but is doable...
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    Back in the dark ages when I was 19, I was put...

    Back in the dark ages when I was 19, I was put with an old Minnesota Swede plumber as his helper.. I'd see things that could be done easier/quicker and mention this; his reply was "I don't pay you to...
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    K, is there a "help" page on the site? One that...

    K, is there a "help" page on the site? One that explains how to post pix? Add avatar from a file picture?
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    Quick way to ascertain how much heat you really...

    Quick way to ascertain how much heat you really need: Does your existing furnace ever run non stop for more than say an hour or two on really cold days? If it runs constantly to keep you comfortable...
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    My experience has been good. Installed two of the...

    My experience has been good. Installed two of the Ruud modulating input FAU in 2009 in my own home as well as a bunch of 'em for customers and have not had an issue yet.

    I will agree with the...
  30. Not necessary, but you will like it. May not need...

    Not necessary, but you will like it. May not need a dehumidifier, but i may be wrong too.

    You will need to have provisions for outside air for health reasons, so a dehumidifier designed to bring...
  31. Size tight on BTU's as you will get better...

    Size tight on BTU's as you will get better comfort and humidity control. Also suggest using the variable speed condensing units like the Bosch as they can run at lower saturation temps for humidity...
  32. Again, the Ruud/Rheem 90's are pretty quiet. Have...

    Again, the Ruud/Rheem 90's are pretty quiet. Have two pvc pipes, one for vent, one for combustion air. Ultimate quiet is the fully modulating 95% of which I have two and can attest to the low noise...
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    Brown wood is probably from Home Depot. I...

    Brown wood is probably from Home Depot. I understand that the green, copper sulfate treated wood is illegal to sell/use
  34. Ruud/Rheem makes a sealed combustion 80% furnace....

    Ruud/Rheem makes a sealed combustion 80% furnace. Closed alcove makes it much quieter than any of the ones with louvers in the door. Inshot burners are on all of the FAU's nowadays and they are...
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    Aprilair 5000 It's a MERV 16 and you only...

    Aprilair 5000

    It's a MERV 16 and you only service annually.

    I quit installing EAC's as the H/O usually would not maintain them. If someone had sever allergys, I'd put a Deep pleated filter in...
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    Hmmm.... got one word for y'alll; Zinsco (well...

    Hmmm.... got one word for y'alll; Zinsco (well two really, Bulldog)
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    or, you could hire an expert.. that is the stuff...

    or, you could hire an expert.. that is the stuff we do for our wheaties.
  38. Said it before and i'll say it again..... One of...

    Said it before and i'll say it again..... One of the passages is likely restricted. Passes liquid fine but restricts the hot gas for the defrost in that set of coils.... Especially if it did it from...
  39. Let's say you are too far from the next battery...

    Let's say you are too far from the next battery swap station and too near the closest one... Your battery has say 30% charge.... If you swap the battery at 30%, do you get credit for the charge in...
  40. Had one Ruud, new out of the box, frosted several...

    Had one Ruud, new out of the box, frosted several coils in the middle that did not defrost. Turned out to be a restriction in that circuit from the factory. H/O got a new one on warranty and I...
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    NV did not even let the growers have glazed roofs...

    NV did not even let the growers have glazed roofs to allow sunshine in!
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    The Olympia Splendid unit is an interesting...

    The Olympia Splendid unit is an interesting concept. Needs an outside wall. My question is if the compressor is in the house, how noisy is it??

    The second one that is UK uses domestic water for a...
  43. Bristol is no more.... Went out of business a...

    Bristol is no more.... Went out of business a while back.
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    That old Lennox air cleaner cabinet. Did it have...

    That old Lennox air cleaner cabinet. Did it have the media filters with electronic air cleaner? Have not seen one of these since I worked for a Lennox dealer in the 70's! Was a heck of a filtration...
  45. Local Tinner can fabricate one for you and...

    Local Tinner can fabricate one for you and install it too!
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    Land Rover goes thru the ice...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DQwBaasuiQ&feature=youtu.be

    Surprise ending too!
  47. I believe that this manifold is missing the...

    I believe that this manifold is missing the actuators that would sit on top of the pins. Is there more than one thermostat?
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    If it is still sound, keeps you comfortable and...

    If it is still sound, keeps you comfortable and you are not off put by the energy costs of operating what is likely a 60% efficient operation, then keep it.

    New mod-con gas furnaces are good for...
  49. Main issue with running cold temps is...

    Main issue with running cold temps is condensation (rust) on the heat exchanger. If you were to install a minimum run timer in conjunction with the low temp control, you might not have that issue.
  50. There may be some silver Ion based sprays you...

    There may be some silver Ion based sprays you could use. Silver is extremely powerful biocide and should last longer...

    One example: https://coildefender.com.au/indoor-air-quality/
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