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  1. A constant cut-in stat.

    A constant cut-in stat.
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    If the oil ain't on the floor - it's still in the...

    If the oil ain't on the floor - it's still in the system . . . somewhere. <g>

    Pop the head and check the valves.

    Pop the oil pump end off and look at the bearings.

    Look for the evidence -...
  3. Try calling Cunningham - out of Daytona. ...

    Try calling Cunningham - out of Daytona. Although I'm not sure if their radius includes you.
  4. Thanks. I know somebody there so I'll see what I...

    Thanks. I know somebody there so I'll see what I can do for you. I think the Ian whacked them somewhat so I'm not sure what's up and running yet.

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  5. Oh. Lake Mary is a good long ways from me. ...

    Oh. Lake Mary is a good long ways from me.

    How far is Port Orange from you?

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  6. Sure. Just ask away. What Florida town are...

    Sure. Just ask away.

    What Florida town are you in? In Pasco and Pinellas county I can recommend some good companies.

    I am supposed to be working on updating and improving that Contractor...
  7. Oh. I see you're On It already. I'm off to...

    Oh. I see you're On It already.

    I'm off to work then! <g>

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  8. Please stop doing this so blatantly. You're a...

    Please stop doing this so blatantly. You're a smart guy who has been around this business since before forever. If you suspect DIY just ask a few basic mildly technical questions to ferret out the...
  9. Does the contactor have voltage to the coil? If...

    Does the contactor have voltage to the coil? If so; what is the voltage?

    What is the voltage is coming to the contactor's main terminals?

    I prefer two pole contactors for an application like...
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    Every manufacturer offers classes on their...

    Every manufacturer offers classes on their equipment. Why not contact a few of them, ask when their classes are held, and then send a few guys to take the classes and become 'certified' on that...
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    Adding some cal-rod heaters in the end enclosures...

    Adding some cal-rod heaters in the end enclosures will do it. Just coil them flat like an electric stove element. But moving the termination stats to the return bends will too. Set the...
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    What other thing did I suggest that the issue may...

    What other thing did I suggest that the issue may have been?

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    You will want to very careful with an acid brine....

    You will want to very careful with an acid brine. The acid is dissolving / breaking down the proteins - so the texture alters, sometimes dramatically. Especially with more delicate meats.

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    Nature abhors a vacuum. A brine works by osmosis...

    Nature abhors a vacuum. A brine works by osmosis - the hypertonic nature of the brine drives the osmotic process. It is the salt that creates the process by which the other flavors in the brine are...
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    The moral of the story is: Live where the...

    The moral of the story is: Live where the Indians have sacred ground in Florida.
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    What are the anchors?

    What are the anchors?
  17. Seems like a good time to apply for Pro...

    Seems like a good time to apply for Pro Membership on this forum. Everyone can then be far more helpful and informative to you.


    To Apply, click the link below
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    OK; the calls are coming in - The ancient...

    OK; the calls are coming in -

    The ancient Indian spirits protect me here near Tarpon but the as of 0900 Thursday the daylight inspection of the Port Charlotte house is: pool lanai has a loose...
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    Is that wiring just temporary? PHM -------

    Is that wiring just temporary?

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    I personally know of more than two dozen people. ...

    I personally know of more than two dozen people. There a fair amount of vehicle traffic so there must be others as well.

    As of about 1900 Wednesday the Port Charlotte house had no damage or...
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    Thanks. That is very gracious and generous of...

    Thanks. That is very gracious and generous of you.

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    Does that offer go any further? I could use a...

    Does that offer go any further? I could use a change of pace.

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    It's 18:30 Wednesday and my house in Port...

    It's 18:30 Wednesday and my house in Port Charlotte is fine. Where is the eye now?

    BTW: the Pithlachascotee River was almost dry today at the afternoon high tide. People were out walking the...
  24. 1. Any sort of psychrometer would be close enough...

    1. Any sort of psychrometer would be close enough for your purposes.

    2. There is at least a part of your problem. Units remove zero moisture from the air when they are not running. Units don't...
  25. What if they set that stat to 12 - then the case...

    What if they set that stat to 12 - then the case never gets down to 12 - so the control never turns off the compressor?

    Then what happens?

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  26. You my friend are Brilliant! That is a great...

    You my friend are Brilliant! That is a great idea!

    Maybe I Will have to increase my pay - because, I can tell you; as it is now I am frequently on the verge of just quitting this guy and going...
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    I don't have one for Heaven but I think I have...

    I don't have one for Heaven but I think I have the Rapture thing all figured out.

    I am pretty well convinced that The Rapture has already happened. And so of course all The Good Christians are...
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    The Herr Company used to make a wonderful...

    The Herr Company used to make a wonderful self-cleaning humidifier - brilliant design but I'm not sure if they are available any more.

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    The last time I moved a disconnect on a stucco...

    The last time I moved a disconnect on a stucco house I installed a used cable company junction box to cover the hole in the stucco. It has nothing inside but looks perfectly natural being there. <g>...
  30. I do like using Unico. Really excellent quality...

    I do like using Unico. Really excellent quality and performance. I have two systems of my own and am happy about them both. But I do mildly regret not having using a heat pump outdoor unit with...
  31. Easy for you to Say! I've been looking and...

    Easy for you to Say! I've been looking and looking and Looking - and I still haven't found one! <g>
  32. I use UV dye all the time. I have posted on this...

    I use UV dye all the time. I have posted on this website saying so. It can be used in both R-22 and R-410 systems.

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  33. AC units cool and dehumidify the air. They...

    AC units cool and dehumidify the air. They remove moisture from the air by operating the cooling coil below the dew-point of the air moving through the cooling coil. The air leaving the cooling...
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    Six defrosts is good - ALWAYS space them out...

    Six defrosts is good - ALWAYS space them out evenly! Do not try to time them to specific times because the first time the power is out or somebody has a breaker off or whatever - the defrost will...
  35. Information that you can reference? No. ...

    Information that you can reference? No.

    Thermodynamic logic that you can use? Yes.

    The statement / claim that you have heard is somewhat disingenuous. It is true that the warmed soil around...
  36. Increased subcooling will increase the capacity...

    Increased subcooling will increase the capacity of the TXV - but the evaporator superheat will remain at the TXV's set point because the TXV will throttle to compensate for the greater capacity.
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  37. One time I was quoting a packaged unit...

    One time I was quoting a packaged unit replacement. The customer asked about higher efficiency so I called the distributor. They said yes: there was a two-SEER-points higher unit listed. I added...
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    So where the hell is Paul Harvey now that we...

    So where the hell is Paul Harvey now that we really need him?
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    Poll: Check the website address bar above. See...

    Check the website address bar above.

    See where it says: h-v-a-c-t-a-l-k ?

    There's your answer. Lots of free-associative thinkers wandering around in there. <g>

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    Poll: Barbers originally performed surgery as doctors...

    Barbers originally performed surgery as doctors felt it was beneath them.

    Up until about 125 years ago barbers also routinely pulled teeth.

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  41. What are you looking for exactly? Another...

    What are you looking for exactly? Another compressor? Another outside unit?

    What do you want to accomplish?

    BTW: is this system a heat pump or cooling-only?

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  42. What kind of engineer are you? The BTU rating...

    What kind of engineer are you?

    The BTU rating is a function of the system components working in unison to create operating conditions which provide transfer of a certain number of BTU's per hour...
  43. And why would you avoid doing that? PHM...

    And why would you avoid doing that?

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    Thanks! That is nice work. I'll get to look at...

    Thanks! That is nice work. I'll get to look at it again in a few weeks.
  45. When the sacrifice in performance is greater than...

    When the sacrifice in performance is greater than the cost savings afforded by use of SR 90.

    For example: pressure drop curves show that you need 3 5/8" suction line. There is no 3 5/8" copper...
  46. Any leak that results in reduced cooling...

    Any leak that results in reduced cooling performance in less than a month is both readily find-able by any competent tech - and obvious when it is found.

    Have them Show You the exact leak site...
  47. You have an increaser - you need a decreaser. ...

    You have an increaser - you need a decreaser. Any supply house should have one. <g>

    Of course I'm kidding - just use a few inches of 3/4" copper out from the condenser connection and then use the...
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    It's a 2.7 four cylinder and has always run like...

    It's a 2.7 four cylinder and has always run like a fine watch. I don't know how many miles exactly but pushing 200,000 for sure. I do run some Seafoam through it occasionally at random but if there...
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    It's about 1/8" below the full mark. I keep...

    It's about 1/8" below the full mark. I keep waiting for it to get lower so I can add a full quart. It pretty much never uses / loses any oil between changes. I've always used Mobil 1 in it. Every...
  50. Icing up indicates a surface temperature below...

    Icing up indicates a surface temperature below freezing - it doesn't indicate anything about evaporating refrigerant at that point.

    How many BTU's is 177 watts ?

    About 1/4 horsepower, right?
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