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  1. Thread: Analog Gauge

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    Still have set of Robinaire from 40 plus years...

    Still have set of Robinaire from 40 plus years ago I use for R22 units.
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    Wow! In 45 years I must have a few thousand...

    Wow! In 45 years I must have a few thousand violations when you factor in close nipples. Thinking about it I can see that the pipe wall thickness is pretty thin.
  3. Depending on where a fitting is located and if it...

    Depending on where a fitting is located and if it would provide good access later I make a note in marker that the upstream portion isn't glued. Also keep a couple feet of clear vinyl tube on the...
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    Do I have this right? You can't use a street el...

    Do I have this right? You can't use a street el on gas? Are you talking about black pipe els? On the copper I always thought solder had more to do with a house fire. I have never understood running...
  5. That's a nice touch running the romex through...

    That's a nice touch running the romex through some scrap of greenfield they must have saved from the scrap pile. No doubt just inside the door to the burners it exits at romex again where it snakes...
  6. I have a few clients running condensers far worse...

    I have a few clients running condensers far worse than that from dog pee. Thankfully the tubing was copper like yours.
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    Don't think that works any more with the scrolls...

    Don't think that works any more with the scrolls or it's not recommended.
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    I'm trying to get a handle on shipping costs....

    I'm trying to get a handle on shipping costs. That's what can start eating up anything you save. He said around 20 bucks for an inducer. Unless they offer free shipping for a certain minimum purchase...
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    Washer Specialties Flyer?

    This is regarding the HVAC items. I get a flyer in the mail all the time from these people and some of the prices are outstanding. Just wondering if anyone has ordered from these folks. I don't buy...
  10. Thread: Choke job.

    by Glennhvac
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    Remember those huge old drum exchanger Muellers...

    Remember those huge old drum exchanger Muellers with plenums about 32" square! On some we would put a quadrant damper in (closed in summer). Ha, now you would have to jack up the first floor to get a...
  11. Thread: Choke job.

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    As I said, they had at least a foot in height...

    As I said, they had at least a foot in height they could have set this. I just know my suspicions were confirmed once I yanked it all
  12. Thread: Choke job.

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    Yep. Good thing this unit only had three cells....

    Yep. Good thing this unit only had three cells. The thing is when they installed the a/c and furnace they could have raised this coil up a foot or more easy.
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    3-5 cu ft freezer help

    I've been toying with the idea of getting a 3 or 5 foot freezer for this perpetual overflow I always seem to have. I already years ago learned that the bigger the freezer you have the more stuff you...
  14. Thread: Choke job.

    by Glennhvac
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    Not sure. I wired it to high speed heat/cool...

    Not sure. I wired it to high speed heat/cool years ago
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    Just put this in my limited memory bank. Nice...

    Just put this in my limited memory bank. Nice idea.
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    Have used one for decades. It's about 14x17 two...

    Have used one for decades. It's about 14x17 two compartments hinged.
  17. Thread: Choke job.

    by Glennhvac
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    Choke job.

    Told them years ago when they complained about air flow problems I was sure it was from the way the coil was installed. You could eyeball from the drain line fitting just how much opening was blocked...
  18. They still make 13 SEER but I believe certain...

    They still make 13 SEER but I believe certain areas of the country are mandated to higher minimum SEER. Here in Chicago area 13 SEER are readily available.
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    Hard to tell what you have. Some seem to deflect...

    Hard to tell what you have. Some seem to deflect air in different directions which may or may not be good. Keep in mind that you can get commercial grade registers with vanes that are individually...
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    Still have and use my R22 Robinair set from the...

    Still have and use my R22 Robinair set from the mid 70's. To the OP if you think about a used set see if you can find out first if a rebuild kit is available. It will have some O rings, etc
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    Right. Always tell the lady HO it's a RAT, never...

    Right. Always tell the lady HO it's a RAT, never a mouse. Reminds me of a call I'm on in basement looking around with a penlight trying to find a light switch or pull chain. I keep hearing this weird...
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    Have had a number like that. Stat wire pinched...

    Have had a number like that. Stat wire pinched between trunk line and I beam or floor joist but those would short in winter when trunk heated and expanded. I have also had contractors in condenser...
  23. Thread: Quiz

    by Glennhvac
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    Makes me sick! I still pull out coils over 20-25...

    Makes me sick! I still pull out coils over 20-25 yrs old that are perfect. I'm replacing coils that are not even two, three years old. ADP for the most part.
  24. You have a link? I tried a search but no luck.

    You have a link? I tried a search but no luck.
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    The board that was DOA the other day would power...

    The board that was DOA the other day would power the fan on heat and cool but 'fan only' would not work. I bypassed the thermostat and even tried other speeds on the 'fan' terminal but still no good....
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    Question for Ruud/Rheem folks.

    I was sticking with the PSC units until that went by the wayside with yet another energy saving fiasco. Now I have been installing the units that use a constant torque motor. Two bad boards already...
  27. I've noticed on product reviews, especially...

    I've noticed on product reviews, especially Amazon, that any reviewer who is an engineer will qualify himself with that term generally in the very first sentence. It's code for "I'm an engineer so...
  28. This happens so often with a post showing a...

    This happens so often with a post showing a disaster installation. The point is the OP said the system worked satisfactorily before the coil was replaced. If the coil was replaced with the same or...
  29. If that coil was an exact replacement and you did...

    If that coil was an exact replacement and you did not have those temperature problems before I can't see why you suddenly need the octopus rerouted. With a twenty or so degree temp drop to begin with...
  30. May be nearing a record of obtuse threads with...

    May be nearing a record of obtuse threads with the span of about a week.
  31. I should point out that one of those shorts I...

    I should point out that one of those shorts I found caused by occasional duct expansion was some guy who had two other places out. Between these two places they replaced just about ever low voltage...
  32. Here are four intermittent I had to track down. ...

    Here are four intermittent I had to track down.

    Stat wire pinched between steel wall stud and floor joist in basement above drop ceiling. Would only short if they stepped in the exact right spot...
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    I charge a bit less on installation because I am...

    I charge a bit less on installation because I am there 1, 1 1/2, 2 full days. I am not losing any time between service calls. It still works out to the same rate as service calls after the first 1/2...
  34. The sky is falling!

    The sky is falling!
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    I think many get the impression that an...

    I think many get the impression that an installation is a much bigger money maker than service simply due to the fact that they are looking at a much bigger number. As far as profit percentage I'd do...
  36. If it's not a cracked ignitor I walk.

    If it's not a cracked ignitor I walk.
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    Every time I see some ladder comics I think back...

    Every time I see some ladder comics I think back to my rookie year. First boss was too cheap to buy a ladder rack so in the back of the van it goes. You had to prop one end on the dashboard just so...
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    Pretty sure the only quadrant dampers I've ever...

    Pretty sure the only quadrant dampers I've ever seen just consist of the ends and you fabricate the rest. Looks like they just used whatever they could hack together on the job.
  39. Thread: Moms house

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    Hard 3/8 is an eye-catcher. I can't fathom why...

    Hard 3/8 is an eye-catcher. I can't fathom why honeywell changed their media filter cabinets. The older style was able to be converted to an E/A/C using the existing cabinet and door. I guess they...
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    Had a client move to a new house, inspection...

    Had a client move to a new house, inspection passed. Furnace in a garage to heat an addition master bedroom above the garage. All return was a filter grille on the side of the 80% furnace sitting in...
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    Maybe got kinked somehow when you were covering...

    Maybe got kinked somehow when you were covering it up. I can correctly or incorrectly envision that two inch up and than back down could have created an air block, if you picture an upside down U but...
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    You are obsessed. So obsessed you had to...

    You are obsessed. So obsessed you had to fabricate a poll that's been a whopping success. I do not post every single job I do or you would clearly see that the vast majority utilize different...
  43. Daughter lived in abq for a long time. Had she...

    Daughter lived in abq for a long time. Had she never moved there I would have gone through life thinking NM was nothing but a flat desert with cactus. Plus I had the wrong cactus in mind! Saguaro!...
  44. How? That dry NM desert air lets you cool a home...

    How? That dry NM desert air lets you cool a home by taking hot outside air and blowing it across a soaking wet media and dumping it in the house. Do that in Chicago and you would have to walk around...
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    He can't move on. Now there is a poll on 4 and...

    He can't move on. Now there is a poll on 4 and 1". Kinda spooky.
  46. A law suit waiting to happen with kids around. I...

    A law suit waiting to happen with kids around. I ran into a shaft down motor replaced by a home warranty company once. Another 1/64th inch and it would have been drilling into the top of the...
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    Honeywell used to have a demonstration kit...

    Honeywell used to have a demonstration kit consisting of a bulb you placed a lit cigarette in and filled the glass chamber with smoke. push the button and the smoke vanished in the blink of any eye...
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    And I'm going to start replacing all the 6x12...

    And I'm going to start replacing all the 6x12 returns in homes with filter grilles and just in case I miss something I'm getting those little premade filters that go in the supply registers. Of...
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    Combative from the beginning? Read my reply to...

    Combative from the beginning? Read my reply to your first post. I think it's obvious who the combative poster is. I have to wonder if it's habitual. Give up on it already.
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    Ruud Weatherking model still has them in the air...

    Ruud Weatherking model still has them in the air stream. I make a note to write the info inside the control compartment while you can still read the cap info. Especially on those plastic ones.
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