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    sintered brass. type of filter. similar tech...

    sintered brass. type of filter.

    similar tech used to make prelubed bushings
  2. I usually go for slight angle away from house so...

    I usually go for slight angle away from house so defrost water will run off.


    MORE IMPORTANTLY, don't use soft fill dirt to set pad on. It will immediately settle afetr first rain. some of...
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    like others said, numbers were off. looks like...

    like others said, numbers were off.

    looks like combo of low air flow and weak compressor based on readings. may have been overcharged some to make up for low pressure differential on comp?
    ...
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    the andromeda strain?

    the andromeda strain?
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    most all the manuf coils I see are max 350...

    most all the manuf coils I see are max 350 cfm/ton as well. and don't forget to put on the downflow parts as well.
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    or if there's an intermittent problem, they can...

    or if there's an intermittent problem, they can be relied upon to shut the unit off as you enter the front door.
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    that's pretty cool.

    that's pretty cool.
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    updated pic.

    updated pic.
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    that's one problem with climate manipulation,...

    that's one problem with climate manipulation, which country gets to set the global tstat where it most benefits their climate?
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    mentioned it today and one of the guys said, "I...

    mentioned it today and one of the guys said, "I was 2".

    next week when go back to job, will add "I came back" or something.
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    long time no see

    been worknig on this house few day, complete rewire and service upgrade.

    finally went in attic today and saw where attic fan tied into knob and tube wiring. looked like a job I did yearssss ago....
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    was going to ask if they put the static collar in...

    was going to ask if they put the static collar in for the old ah, but you answered that question. thos old rheems needed a 12" minimum static collar or airflow would not work right.
  13. Personally I'd call ity scrap if it had poe oil....

    Personally I'd call ity scrap if it had poe oil. when I find a system open for few weeks, I pull the cores out valves and wipe w paper towel, if the oil is green, bad things have happened in the...
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    last time I heard, HIs dont fool with going into...

    last time I heard, HIs dont fool with going into the unit, so couldn't cause a leak. we get blamed all time for stuff that's coincidental.

    If it lost that quickly, like others said, should be easy...
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    the sprolan desgin book link doesnt work anymore,...

    the sprolan desgin book link doesnt work anymore, at least for me
  16. I get the "its frozen" calls. worse this past...

    I get the "its frozen" calls. worse this past winter. peoplewon't believe it sometimes when you say its normal.

    one guy said his unit has never defrosted in ten yrs. one woman said it caught fire...
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    been there, done that.

    been there, done that.
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    make them. problem solved. basically a ring...

    make them. problem solved. basically a ring larger than the duct size, when you draw it up it will angle and then put screw in to hold ring.

    a duct layout book would have pattern perhaps.
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    just noticed, actually says hot water in the ad...

    just noticed, actually says hot water in the ad posted.
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    I've seen some humidistats that were installed...

    I've seen some humidistats that were installed with air leaks, this would cause erroneous readings....
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    I've got a 200a main breaker if you need...

    I've got a 200a main breaker if you need one:grin2:

    was wondering yestereday if there's a such thing as load testing breakers to see if they do actually work.
  22. if its a variablre speed blower, or "dumb" blower...

    if its a variablre speed blower, or "dumb" blower as I call it (psc), should be able to set the speed lower as other have stated.
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    the non-running machines are from moms house. my...

    the non-running machines are from moms house. my lawnmower should start since no fuel in carb at end year.

    opened up the carb on gen and had tar/varnish in it. cleaned it and will replace...
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    I've got several at home I need to work on. my...

    I've got several at home I need to work on. my snapper mower has a damaged deck, moms rototiller hasn't run in several yrs (mine is at her house), two generators I'd like to get running and a...
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    when I first saw it, though someone had painted...

    when I first saw it, though someone had painted an international elec furnace.

    nice duct.
  26. some of the kit hoods now have a 6" dia or 3x10...

    some of the kit hoods now have a 6" dia or 3x10 option. so you could run 6" all the way. round pipe is more efficient for moving air, and would be easier to run the pipe than run rectanguler duct.
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    my entire month runs 600-1000 kwh, but I have hp...

    my entire month runs 600-1000 kwh, but I have hp and gas everything.

    I assume the outdoor units dont run when its cold out? have seen that happen before. also, loose duct connections can run up...
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    when someone says repair took too little time, I...

    when someone says repair took too little time, I point out noone gives me extra money when it takes longer than thought.
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    had a customer complaint about a part only...

    had a customer complaint about a part only warranty price on an evap coil.

    "its a ten yr warranty"---10 yr warranty is still part only.

    no manuf covers refrigerant even on a p+ labor. we have...
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    If you said making lots of cars without having...

    If you said making lots of cars without having gas stations or bridges and using rutted mud trails, cars would have been not much of an improvement.

    Pointing out a new tech cant work as installed...
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    I'm waiting to see what happens when so much...

    I'm waiting to see what happens when so much solar power is put in w/o battery back up, and the demand on grid spikes up and down at dusk and dawn, that should be interesting.
  32. Thread: van rust

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    van rust

    was washing van last week and noticed how the vans we have rust out under door, rocker panel. I've washed the underside of vans after being in salt, but the one I drove for 10 yrs started to rust out...
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    if the plaster is pink or cheap plaster work (2...

    if the plaster is pink or cheap plaster work (2 coats only) it is likely to break. the three coat stuff holds up well. if the house has lots of cracks in walls, the plaster is poor quality or other...
  34. can add temp switch in ht pump outside to disable...

    can add temp switch in ht pump outside to disable above setpoint temp.
    or tsta with that function built in
    or a tsta with a setting for more temp drop before elec kicks in
    or see if your tstat has...
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    there's cold air blowing out the ducts. bg...

    there's cold air blowing out the ducts. bg translation: anything between 50 and 140 degrees

    there's a noise.

    the unit runs but the temp doesn't change on the tstat
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    I suppose you did test that the ac unit will run...

    I suppose you did test that the ac unit will run if set on cool? breaker may be off because tenant saw it running w heat?
  37. loose connections are hot connections, the buzz...

    loose connections are hot connections, the buzz phrase for this one.

    and backstab connections are garbage, I don't trust them, either. "properly done" you can still spin the device on the wire,...
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    emergency heat uses second stage (furnace) only,...

    emergency heat uses second stage (furnace) only, ignores ht pump.
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    heat pump tstat runs compressor in heat and...

    heat pump tstat runs compressor in heat and cooling. second stage heat/ emergency heat is the same connection on some tstats.

    so in heat mode, compressor (ac) starts, temp drops and second stage...
  40. I used to say brand x in my area had drain pans...

    I used to say brand x in my area had drain pans that never rusted through- they didn't last long enough to rust out.
  41. simplest thing would be to run on timer. have...

    simplest thing would be to run on timer. have seen portable traffic lights on bridges being repaired to control two way traffic on one lane.
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    if she set to heat, the ac and gas could run at...

    if she set to heat, the ac and gas could run at same time! that's the high bill, then.
  43. I think your math may be wrong on the watts....

    I think your math may be wrong on the watts. you're reading the same watts on two wires that each feed the same unit, so its being doubled.
  44. some units have a temp switch that cuts out the...

    some units have a temp switch that cuts out the heater when comp is warm. most drop out the heater when running. I assume these are ac and not heat pumps?
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    mine did that some as well. sometimes cleaning...

    mine did that some as well. sometimes cleaning the senosr and wand would help it, assuming dust was hitting the sensor and affecting it.
  46. defrost board is not switching valve in defrost...

    defrost board is not switching valve in defrost mode. when it goes into defrost, should be a whooshing before and after defrost runs as refrigerant flow changes direction, just as it does when you...
  47. if you spec ss, what's the big deal pricing one....

    if you spec ss, what's the big deal pricing one. I see the machiunesrust out here due to condensation in summer. during humid weather water actually runs out the burner openings from condrensation.
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    cant image pvc is so expensive you cant run a...

    cant image pvc is so expensive you cant run a line. could run 1 1/2 or 2" pvc and tee into line for each apartment.

    like teddy said/ inplied, vapor barrier will not completely stop moisture issues...
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    sick puppy, masked off the mastic on the joints.

    sick puppy, masked off the mastic on the joints.
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    oh, wise guy, hey?

    did service change on house. recessed panel into wall cavity, was two surface mount boxes before, one edison fuses. had crossbrace in wall, so added pc conduit for future use. left message for next...
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