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    https://www.centrotherm.us.com/InnoFlue/InnoFlue-S...

    https://www.centrotherm.us.com/InnoFlue/InnoFlue-Single-Wall-Residential/Vent-Lenghts/Vent-Lengths.aspx

    Looks the product is for Flue Venting....first time I have seen it...
  2. I think that in a new install, new construction,...

    I think that in a new install, new construction, the residential is so cut throat, you would lose jobs. That may be the mentality that contractors have towards your question. Run it in sch 80 PVC,...
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    What are the temps on all four pipes of the...

    What are the temps on all four pipes of the reversing valve?
  4. That wont be a problem for us! We have multiple...

    That wont be a problem for us! We have multiple gas furnaces in our classroom.
  5. Thread: Fan Pullers

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    https://resource.bakerdist.com/is/image/Watscocom/...

    https://resource.bakerdist.com/is/image/Watscocom/ulmer-tool_91648_article_1454073746648_en_normal?defaultImage=Baker_No_Image&qlt=80&resMode=sharp&op_usm=1.75%2C0.3%2C2%2C0&wid=500&hei=500haven't...
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    We use the TruBlu kits at our HVAC program where...

    We use the TruBlu kits at our HVAC program where I teach. They save valuable lab time!
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    My next van will be solid panels in place of the...

    My next van will be solid panels in place of the windows for sure, keep nothing important in the cab, everything locked in the back. The slick locks do work. Cant be pried off.
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    I have reached out via the contact form on the...

    I have reached out via the contact form on the website. I had a conversation with my Dean, looks like he would be willing to green light the event. Hopefully I hear back soon.

    Thank you for...
  9. Is it just the recertification that is virtual? I...

    Is it just the recertification that is virtual? I have been wanting to go to the 3 day class (waiting to hear back from NCI), they say 2 days instructional and the 3rd day is testing. Is this how...
  10. NCI is great, but no classes available right...

    NCI is great, but no classes available right now...
    Do they publish a textbook?
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    Do these not work anymore?

    https://www.carid.com/images/pages/van-window-screens/mesh-window-screens.jpg
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    I will now that I know it may be possible to host...

    I will now that I know it may be possible to host a class.
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    Understood, I will look for contact info on the...

    Understood, I will look for contact info on the website....and then see how to add to next year's budget request.....
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    I'm pretty sure we have the space, I teach at...

    I'm pretty sure we have the space, I teach at Tyler Junior College, so is ten the minimum amount of students needed for a class?

    Do you who at NCI I would need to contact? I must have missed that...
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    Does anyone know when NCI will start giving...

    Does anyone know when NCI will start giving classes again? Currently it has online instruction for those who wish to renew the certification, but I do not see the 3 day in person class listed on the...
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    Here, I am not allowed to even run the gas line...

    Here, I am not allowed to even run the gas line to the furnace. Code states that as HVACR contractor I can install the furnace to the provided gas shutoff. Similar on the electrical side, we can...
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    So how long does it take to do? Start there,...

    So how long does it take to do?

    Start there, in your area of the country, are your competitors doing a CA every time?
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    Back in my Navy days we used to send the new guys...

    Back in my Navy days we used to send the new guys to look for Sound Powered Phone Batteries.....had most of the ship in on it, got the new familiar with whole ship, top to bottom. And then one guy...
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    If you suspect low subcooling 1. Find the leak...

    If you suspect low subcooling
    1. Find the leak
    2. Find the leak.
    3. Recover refrigerant
    4. Pressurize with nitrogen
    5. Find the leak
    6. Read the install manual
    7. Calculate how much charge to...
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    Isnt that what the helper is for? If I can, I...

    Isnt that what the helper is for?

    If I can, I tape first then put that thing in the closet.
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    I have the G5 twin. Only problem I had was when I...

    I have the G5 twin. Only problem I had was when I turned it on with the recovery tank valve closed. It sprung a leak in the condensor, which was VERY easy to repair myself. I have used the G5 twin...
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    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=vimeo+three+s...

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=vimeo+three+stooges+plumbing&view=detail&mid=448535BC9DC9ABCA16BE448535BC9DC9ABCA16BE&FORM=VIRE
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    I have had this happen to a hanging propane...

    I have had this happen to a hanging propane furnace in a greenhouse. Furance is way oversized for the space, we had to bring in fresh air to avoid starving the flame, now I see why it has the...
  24. I thought the vibration was at the Air Handler?

    I thought the vibration was at the Air Handler?
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    Oh, and always charge enough for a job to be...

    Oh, and always charge enough for a job to be worth the headaches it will cause, that way if they do say yes, the extra money is there.
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    Depends, is the furnace safe to operate? Is the...

    Depends, is the furnace safe to operate? Is the heat exchanger in good condition? Cant answer those questions without moving the water softener. As others stated, include that work in in your bid,...
  27. Thread: NEW BRAND!!!

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    These are builders models for the track home...

    These are builders models for the track home market. You know, the subdivisions where all the houses look the same just flipped the other way.

    DO be aware that unlike the traditional Tranes, the...
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    Still hear, but have never been a big poster...

    Still hear, but have never been a big poster...
  29. Try Venstar. Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk

    Try Venstar.

    Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk
  30. Adtek Software, ACCU-Load program. Easy to use...

    Adtek Software, ACCU-Load program. Easy to use and affordable.
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    https://rectorseal.com/product/ez-trap-100-series-...

    https://rectorseal.com/product/ez-trap-100-series-waterless/

    that's the link to a product being marketed, to prevent freezing or drying out of the trap.
    Now this won't work in your installing the...
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    Are waterless traps code compliant?

    Are waterless traps code compliant?
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    AmRad capacitors. They also make the Turbo...

    AmRad capacitors. They also make the Turbo series. Pretty much all I install now

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  34. Thread: Just venting

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    That would be collusion. Sent from my S60...

    That would be collusion.

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    That would not be covered, that is owner...

    That would not be covered, that is owner negligence.
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    I met a guy at a conference who does the testing....

    I met a guy at a conference who does the testing. He charges 150 per hour, stays on the job with the crew so they can seal and test for pass. Now this is part of his home energy business, coupled...
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    With the right duct blaster, you can do the...

    With the right duct blaster, you can do the residential test, but as far as what test standard to use, I am still looking into that. The Minneapolis Duct blaster has interchangeable rings to be able...
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    809884 I am still learning all this myself,...

    809884

    I am still learning all this myself, the above article does a decent job explaining, check out the The Energy Conservatory website: look under support, they have a lot resources their. ...
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    From Tim Johnson, Chief Building inspector for...

    From Tim Johnson, Chief Building inspector for Tyler,
    "The duct leakage testing is covered in the Energy code.In the City of Tyler the tests have to be done by a third party inspector.
    We require...
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    You are right, the leakage should be small, but...

    You are right, the leakage should be small, but how many installers out there actually do it right?
    I have heard of California going for a super low allowable limit for duct leakage, causing the...
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    My jurisdiction goes by the International Energy...

    My jurisdiction goes by the International Energy Code of 2012 or 2017. In that standard, all new air moving systems, whether residential or commercial shall be sealed. This has to be verified by a...
  42. If you have any questions about ductwork, get a...

    If you have any questions about ductwork, get a duct blaster test done. Only way to prove the ducts don't leak, now the test does nothing to address undersized or oversized (very rare) duct systems....
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    Turning the system on off repeatedly from...

    Turning the system on off repeatedly from thermostat also causes damage. Hopefully your system has a protection circuit for the compressor. explain to the next tech that they may need to stay awhile...
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    Have your new tech check the outside unit for...

    Have your new tech check the outside unit for proper operation in all modes.
  45. Good to hear he did the right thing.

    Good to hear he did the right thing.
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    Replace.

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  47. When you find an actual qualified tech, let him...

    When you find an actual qualified tech, let him know that little breaker has tripped multiple times, it will need to be replaced as well. But unless this system is ancient, it is fixable, and it is...
  48. According the most residential building codes,...

    According the most residential building codes, you will need to have a Manual J Load Calculation done. This is required even for system replacement. As far as the furnace, an 80% is just fine, maybe...
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    To get the full benefit of variable speed air...

    To get the full benefit of variable speed air conditioning you will need to use the thermostat from the manufacturer of the equipment. If you wish to keep your ecobee, go with 2 stage conventional...
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    Why am I not surprised? :LOL:

    Why am I not surprised? :LOL:
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