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    Is that vent pipe really going downward into the...

    Is that vent pipe really going downward into the ground? Where does it end up? How in the holy hell is that supposed to work?
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    The police in Minneapolis saw the injustice right...

    The police in Minneapolis saw the injustice right away too. They almost immediately fired the 4 officers, and the Chief just happens to be a black guy (which you think would have helped he...
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    I think a big part of what's different is the CVD...

    I think a big part of what's different is the CVD (a new word that I recently learned, which means corona virus).

    People have been nervous and on edge and locked inside of their houses for a long...
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    What if the "diagnosing over the phone" consisted...

    What if the "diagnosing over the phone" consisted of you watching a video of 3 cops sitting on top of a condensing unit that was flattened like a pancake? The air conditioner had a weak capacitor...
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    I don't know what CVD is, but lets go with it. ...

    I don't know what CVD is, but lets go with it. Lets say that the guy has both pneumonia and CVD and also has 3 cops sitting on him while he is dying and begging for help because he can't breathe.
    ...
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    We already went over this a few pages ago. Do...

    We already went over this a few pages ago. Do you really think you're hitting us with some kind of special information that "the public" isn't entitled to yet? Newsflash, you aren't giving us any...
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    I like your style Mikey. They are saying on...

    I like your style Mikey.

    They are saying on the news right now that the crowds seem to be a lot less tonight and so far things seem calm. Then they said stuff is starting to go nuts in Chicago...
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    Just saw 3 big chinook helicopters fly over my...

    Just saw 3 big chinook helicopters fly over my house heading towards Minneapolis. "Curfew" starts in about 20 minutes. Hopefully that's a good sign. Our governor promised at least 4 times the...
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    From an article that was just posted in our...

    From an article that was just posted in our newspaper....

    "Authorities said they made about 40 arrests overnight in Minneapolis and St. Paul, mostly for burglary, curfew violations and destruction...
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    I'm still not exactly sure what you're talking...

    I'm still not exactly sure what you're talking about GA, but our governor just said on TV that they have intel that many of the rioters are from an anarchist group from Florida.

    It is an...
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    Are you saying that thing has the direction of...

    Are you saying that thing has the direction of airflow going up? If so then I stand corrected and a trap is indeed needed. Thanks for the correcteon kse.
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    Oh wait, I get it now. You are saying that the...

    Oh wait, I get it now. You are saying that the whole thing about George Floyd had nothing to do with the riots, and that they were scheduled to take place anyways, and that the MsM knew about this...
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    I did do research. I looked at the corner of...

    I did do research. I looked at the corner of your post where it said you were called GA-tech and were from Atlanta. I then did some more research and found out that CNN is also from there.

    It's...
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    I don't know. Why don't you go ask CNN, which is...

    I don't know. Why don't you go ask CNN, which is probably right down the road from your house?
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    Huh? You're 2nd and 3rd sentences seem to...

    Huh? You're 2nd and 3rd sentences seem to contradict each other. First you say they were staged, then you say there wasn't enough time to organize and stage something like this.

    The incident...
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    Oh, kay??? You mean like the people who are...

    Oh, kay??? You mean like the people who are causing problems in your city too? I agree that it is a big pile of stupidity all the way around.

    People need jobs and to go back to work!
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    Yes, he DID die from police action. Maybe not...

    Yes, he DID die from police action. Maybe not completely, but he did die underneath 3 officers who where on top of him as he was motionless and wearing handcuffs. One of the officers took his pulse...
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    On the news conference that the governor just...

    On the news conference that the governor just gave it was mentioned that they think 80% of the rioters are from out of state. St. Paul (which is right next to Minneapolis) had their own min-riots...
  19. Thread: Freon

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    That's not clarity, it's confusion. For real...

    That's not clarity, it's confusion. For real clarity, here is what wikipedia says....

    "Freon is a brand name for the refrigerants R-12, R-13B1, R-22, R-410A, R-502, and R-503 manufactured by The...
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    I think in your situation I'd just get rid of the...

    I think in your situation I'd just get rid of the trap. As long as the drain is on the positive pressure side of the air handler, like most residential systems are, the air from the blower will help...
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    Have you tried reading the nameplate tag? That...

    Have you tried reading the nameplate tag? That should at least tell you what's supposed to be in there. This is assuming that this is a self contained chiller, and not a built up system with a...
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    Throwing the cop in jail would not be "2 wrongs...

    Throwing the cop in jail would not be "2 wrongs making a right". You don't need to do an autopsy and investigation in order to arrest someone who's suspected of killing someone. That cop should be...
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    Please don't use the phrase "HVAC professional"...

    Please don't use the phrase "HVAC professional" again when describing the person responsible for that mess. Your idea of a "HVAC professional" is obviously different than ours, and you calling him...
  24. Thread: HVAC leak

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    Does this company have any different, better...

    Does this company have any different, better techs that they can send over?

    If it were me, I would want them to send someone who knows what they're doing, have them fix the leak and pressurize the...
  25. Thread: HVAC leak

    by ammoniadog
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    That's effed up, man. Your hvac guy does seam...

    That's effed up, man. Your hvac guy does seam like a real piece of work.

    It sounds like you nailed the leak down to the indoor section. Either you got a bad A-Coil or this guy didn't braze his...
  26. I agree with Bazooka. About the best you're...

    I agree with Bazooka. About the best you're going to do is to get some kind of foam weatherstripping tape and make a square with it around the louvers underneath that filter, then slap that filter...
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    The low return temperature is because the...

    The low return temperature is because the basement is too cold. That's why you need to close the basement SUPPLIES. This will force some of the warmer air from upstairs to get sucked down the...
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    I think you'd want it to pull cold air from the...

    I think you'd want it to pull cold air from the basement, and then shoot it upstairs where it's too warm. Also, if you had the basement supplies closed then the basement returns would actually be...
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    Can you adjust supply dampers? I would recommend...

    Can you adjust supply dampers? I would recommend opening up all of the returns again (except for any that might be in your mechanical room, because there aren't supposed to be any there in the first...
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    2sac's logic makes about as much sense as...

    2sac's logic makes about as much sense as anyone's at this point.
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    Yeah, I cringed a little bit at the "chilled...

    Yeah, I cringed a little bit at the "chilled refrigerant" part too, but overall that's just a tiny nit-pik.

    It's a very good demonstration of how an A/C system works, and a very nice animation,...
  32. Thread: Capacitor

    by ammoniadog
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    If you can find one that's made in the USA...

    If you can find one that's made in the USA (Example most Amrads, some Packards), that would be best. Also, if you can go up on the voltage rating (440v instead of 370V) that is usually a good thing...
  33. How is that easier, when it appears that the...

    How is that easier, when it appears that the thing is already piped up? I think all he would have to do is shoot a couple of sheetrock screws into the window frame to prevent it from opening. I...
  34. The main purpose of the insulation is so that...

    The main purpose of the insulation is so that dripping condensate does not wreck things or cause mold to grow inside of your house. "Holding in the cold" is a very distant 2nd place function.

    The...
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    Would it be possible to extend the return to go...

    Would it be possible to extend the return to go to that far room, as well as making the supply run bigger and better? I would think running a return to that room might go a long way towards helping...
  36. Did you put the correct amount of change into it?...

    Did you put the correct amount of change into it? New ones take dollar bills and credit cards, but I think some of the old ones (like the one you've got) only took actual metal coins.

    If that...
  37. Wow. Those little Carrier condensing units that...

    Wow. Those little Carrier condensing units that sit on top of the Captive Arie's have the little control board that prevents them from running if the phases are backwards. Someone probably didn't...
  38. You probably know more about 2 phase power than I...

    You probably know more about 2 phase power than I do. I've never seen it. From what I understand, it is VERY rare. I think PHM talked about having to deal with it several years ago at some place...
  39. No, a neutral is not needed for 240v single...

    No, a neutral is not needed for 240v single phase. The neutral is ONLY needed for 120V or 277V (that isn't being provided by a step down transformer).

    Yes, there are lots of 3 phase rooftop units...
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    I would certainly think that a little bit of oil...

    I would certainly think that a little bit of oil left in the lineset would be better for the system than a bunch of solvent/degreaser in there would be. Please don't shoot a bunch of cleaner into...
  41. Not exactly. A 3 phase piece of equipment does...

    Not exactly. A 3 phase piece of equipment does not usually need or have a neutral. If it is 240V 3 phase that you're dealing with, you will have 2 legs that are 120V to ground and one leg that is...
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    I've been to one service call to a Little...

    I've been to one service call to a Little Caesars. Make up air unit blowing in cold air in the middle of winter.

    Got up to roof and found out they didn't have a make up air unit. They just had a...
  43. Yeah, it's much better to trip over all of the...

    Yeah, it's much better to trip over all of the stupid pvc pipes that run everywhere.

    :cheers:
  44. Yes, it is unnecessary. I would bet the roofing...

    Yes, it is unnecessary. I would bet the roofing companies have something to do with telling the owners that their roof warranty would be void if they weren't piped to a drain.

    One thing that I...
  45. You are most likely correct about the wire size,...

    You are most likely correct about the wire size, but I'm pretty sure a 3 phase unit should use the same amount of power as a comparable single phase unit, so either way the wheels inside of the...
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    What if the indoor units don't even have a...

    What if the indoor units don't even have a metering device, like how I was picturing? I thought we were talking about mini-splits here, which I don't claim to be an expert of, but I thought that...
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    I've never done it or even heard of R32, but I...

    I've never done it or even heard of R32, but I just did some quick research. R32 looks like it runs slightly higher pressure than R410A, but it is very similar. I would guess that the refrigerant...
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    These are pretty basic questions you are asking....

    These are pretty basic questions you are asking.

    No, you don't need to stick with rotolocks. I hate rotolocks and get rid of them any chance I get. I never understood what the point of them was,...
  49. https://youtu.be/cf4C9ssuPjE

    https://youtu.be/cf4C9ssuPjE
  50. A 3 phase compressor is a little more heavy-duty,...

    A 3 phase compressor is a little more heavy-duty, and could possibly last a little longer. Also, since you have 3 phase service, you might as well make use of it. That last bit of logic might or...
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