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    Madison, WI Tech and installers

    We are always looking for installers. But we are also now looking for one good all around tech. We have a few younger guys we have trained, but we need a guy who already knows most of it, and who...
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    Im the worst at this, lmao. I have not done a...

    Im the worst at this, lmao. I have not done a furnace maintenance on my own furnace in at least 6 years. I half arsed washed my condenser once this summer with a hose from the outside, never check...
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    I will say that the NAVAC flaring tool is worth...

    I will say that the NAVAC flaring tool is worth it if your doing a lot of ductless. But for cutting its hands only as far as I know.
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    Went to a house for a complaint about bad smell...

    Went to a house for a complaint about bad smell coming from the ducts, like a dead critter. Upflow system with one zone ducted down into the slab for perimeter ducts on the LL. Open the return up,...
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    What you cant see is that there is another...

    What you cant see is that there is another condenser inside, and another head inside. It's a 2 system heat pump, duh
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    Looks like part of a dry cleaning equipment. ...

    Looks like part of a dry cleaning equipment. Worked on a couple of things that looked very much like that.
  7. Evaporator coils are built into the air handler...

    Evaporator coils are built into the air handler cabinet , not like a forced air furnace with a separate coil. So trying to fit a new coil in an old air handler is not likely to work. Especially if...
  8. One of the biggest mis conceptions about zoning...

    One of the biggest mis conceptions about zoning is that it's made to have different temperatures, in fact it is made to maintain the same temperature throughout the spaces.
  9. I will throw this little tid bit in here. High...

    I will throw this little tid bit in here. High end systems REQUIRE matched and properly designed duct systems to work correctly. If these sales guys are trying to get you to install a high end...
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  11. So your saying: A: that if you disconnect one...

    So your saying: A: that if you disconnect one wire it will open 100% without doing anything else?
    Or B: your saying that you disconnect a wire, then give it a little love, and then it popps open...
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    I thought the post was going to be about the dirt...

    I thought the post was going to be about the dirt leg, lol. Is there more RA duct on the other side?
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    The coils have a bad habit of getting caught on...

    The coils have a bad habit of getting caught on supports or guide rails. I don't do much refer work these days, but sometimes I miss it. Then I come on here, and just looking at that picture makes...
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    Compressor rebuild video

    Found this on youtube, thought it was interesting, got to wonder if they flush it with something before they add oil back in? Or just fill er up and let er buck...
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  15. Digging up an old thread here. I also have a...

    Digging up an old thread here. I also have a very hard time believing that the multiple brick R values are actually that low. I dealing with the same scenario right now (although its 18" of...
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    Hey HVAC-Talk is , by definition, social media....

    Hey HVAC-Talk is , by definition, social media.
    :grin2:
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    I will vote for the K2 as well, but one thing you...

    I will vote for the K2 as well, but one thing you ALWAYS have to check is your actual CI and CO pressures with your gauge. Do not trust the dial on the LP switch!! Set the PS, then valve off the...
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    Its obviously temp heat guys, relax. Pretty...

    Its obviously temp heat guys, relax. Pretty funny though.
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    I like the Trane S series, my boss hates them,...

    I like the Trane S series, my boss hates them, mostly because they have that dumb 20" side return when every other furnace out there is 25"
    Really nice looking work man!
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    Is this a common place to have systems in your...

    Is this a common place to have systems in your area? We see 80% furnaces in garages here once in a great while, but never see a water heater in a garage here. But we do see a lot of condos and...
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    We make our own "line hide" out of aluminum trim...

    We make our own "line hide" out of aluminum trim coil. Most of the time its white, but if they have colored trim or gutters, we try to match that so it fits the house.

    Nice clean job there. Do...
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    There is still a lot to be said for the...

    There is still a lot to be said for the simplicity and longevity of a good old 80%. We dont see many around here anymore.
  23. Thread: Another

    by Wheelbaron
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    I always thought it was funny how you hear about...

    I always thought it was funny how you hear about how "efficient" sealing ducts is, until I realized that most of the world is not Wisconsin. Around here furnaces are almost always in the basement,...
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    kinda beat me to it, but what kind of t-stat is...

    kinda beat me to it, but what kind of t-stat is there? Is it power stealing?
  25. 4th apply for pro membership if your thinking of...

    4th apply for pro membership if your thinking of getting into this feild as it seems that you are. And FIRST THING get another quilified contractor out there to go over this unit. Failing that, at...
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    Sometimes you get lucky by checking part numbers...

    Sometimes you get lucky by checking part numbers on inducer, or high limits as those are often made for specific manufactures. Or there may be a part number on a control board, or on something like...
  27. I used to use plugs, but they seem to find ways...

    I used to use plugs, but they seem to find ways to come loose, and get lost, I have seen guys use high temp silicone, but that fails, and or drops chunks down into the inducer and plugs up drains. ...
  28. Thread: Vacuum port

    by Wheelbaron
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    Vacuum port

    We have some old equipment that we can't get OEM parts for, but we found an inducer that is the exact same as the OEM except for it's missing the vacuum port on the metal fan housing. So we have to...
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    I find it crazy how many 90+ furnaces I see that...

    I find it crazy how many 90+ furnaces I see that show a record of "C&C" over the years with not one spot drilled for an anylizer probe in the venting??? We do it on every PM, and we at least track...
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    I like Testo, feild callibrated with a sensor...

    I like Testo, feild callibrated with a sensor swap for the most part.
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    I would have to say that a good multimeter is the...

    I would have to say that a good multimeter is the best tool to have on you. Almost everything else can be done with some sort of hackery (butter knife, wire, oddball socket with some tape, and so...
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    I have this cup, how much ice will fit in it. ...

    I have this cup, how much ice will fit in it. Details: cup is green....... LOL. Manitowoc has a nice little work sheet you are soposed to fill out before you bother calling them, start there.
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    Flex duct shortage?

    Does anyone know why there is a big flex duct shortage right now? We use a lot of round pipe and insulate it with flex duct, but right now you cant get the stuff anyplace. None of our suppliers...
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    Madison, Wisconsin Installers needed

    We are looking for entry level guys for install. Multifamily, light commercial, and residential. (608) 846-1676 Sales@ltheating.com
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    I looked at some of the pictures, very cool.

    I looked at some of the pictures, very cool.
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    I have a Inficon Whisper. I got it because we...

    I have a Inficon Whisper. I got it because we had a leak we suspected was in a lineset inside a wall. And yes it worked like a charm, I was able to pinpoint a leak behind 2 layers of drywall by...
  37. Resi guys are all against dye, Refer heads are...

    Resi guys are all against dye, Refer heads are all for dye, and Commercial guys are split. I have/do all three, and yes there is a time and place for dye. But do not let it become a go to...
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    Plumbers strap and duct tape do not inspire...

    Plumbers strap and duct tape do not inspire confidence, lol
  39. Also, that Nest is not doing you any favors in...

    Also, that Nest is not doing you any favors in this application. Get a simple non programmable thermostat. Radiators are not ment to be set back all the time, set the temp where you want it and...
  40. This sounds like a refrigeration issue, but it...

    This sounds like a refrigeration issue, but it could also be how and where the outdoor unit is installed. At 20 degrees the unit should be able to perform better than that.
  41. Wow, lot to break down here. OK so are you...

    Wow, lot to break down here. OK so are you saying the tankless water heater is used to heat an indirect tank, then the indirect tank heats your radiators? A diagram of your system would be...
  42. Thread: Dunkirk

    by Wheelbaron
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    Nice looking job.

    Nice looking job.
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
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    I have wired one in direct to power so it ran...

    I have wired one in direct to power so it ran 24/7 to get the customer through a weekend.
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    you are in Alabama, he is in Canada....

    you are in Alabama, he is in Canada....
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    I got the PC fixed. It's back up and running....

    I got the PC fixed. It's back up and running. Still for sale, we will be dissasembling it this weekend, and packaging it up. It is all set to go with lable printer, and everything. Only thing you...
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    5 x 10 Plasma table

    We have a Cybermation 700A that we are replacing. The computer with the software on it died, I am trying to get it fixed, but its a long shot. The table controller itself works, but without a...
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    If it was me I would look at the compressor HP,...

    If it was me I would look at the compressor HP, then use a supco chart and cut a new cap tube. Then drill a hole in the back of the unit, and run 1/4 or 3/8 out the hole from the evap coil inlet. ...
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    I have a little "tool" I made to pop off the...

    I have a little "tool" I made to pop off the ductless split head units. I have a tool I made to press in the bushings to join two sections of cast iron baseboard. I made a heavy duty jonny bar with...
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    As for being able to pay for the tools, it takes...

    As for being able to pay for the tools, it takes a long time to build up. I still have a fair amount of "cheap" tools that have stood the test of time, but I have upgraded things a lot over the...
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