Search:

Type: Posts; User: Artrose

Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    195

    Less acronym and more plain language please. ...

    Less acronym and more plain language please. Converting to metrics is tough enough for some of us.

    Am I basically correct in assuming that this is a constant volume primary/secondary system with...
  2. Replies
    18
    Views
    758

    A few additional contacts you might explore, if...

    A few additional contacts you might explore, if you haven't already.

    UA 529 Waco. UA 142 San Antonio. RSES Chapter meetings. TWC Texas Workforce Commission.

    I'm sure you've already heard...
  3. It's now quite clear? Where were you and the...

    It's now quite clear? Where were you and the other geniuses a year and a half ago?

    What's the next rehash and revelation? Masks, Herd Immunity, Russians, or is there another stupidity the media...
  4. Replies
    5
    Views
    296

    I worked for big blue twice. Once on purpose,...

    I worked for big blue twice. Once on purpose, (laid off for absolutely no reason during one of their world famous reduction of force cost cutting fiascos), then a second time when JCI bought York. ...
  5. The straight up truth is always best....... "I...

    The straight up truth is always best....... "I couldn't remember if I turned one of those units back on after I worked on it yesterday, and I just wanted to drop by and make sure it was running."
    ...
  6. Replies
    93
    Views
    1,967

    Here's a good video about capacitors. From...

    Here's a good video about capacitors.

    From the responses, it would appear that many here could probably benefit from watching the entire thing, but the part that answers most of your question...
  7. Because it's stupid? Personally, I play almost...

    Because it's stupid?

    Personally, I play almost every chance I get, but it's seldom virtual on a computer.

    My shooting, driving, riding, or flying, are all the real deal, not some computer...
  8. Replies
    23
    Views
    832

    Speaking in very basic terms,.... Electricity...

    Speaking in very basic terms,....

    Electricity is simply the flow of electrons. The power supplied to your unit from the power company is relatively stable in the amount of electrons, and the...
  9. Replies
    24
    Views
    969

    Funny. Back in the 80's, newly married, and...

    Funny.

    Back in the 80's, newly married, and basically combining two small households. We had two of those old, and extremely heavy console TV's, that we needed to get rid of.

    I knew that they...
  10. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,106

    Can't blame that one on the drunks in Waco.....at...

    Can't blame that one on the drunks in Waco.....at least, not this time.....😊
  11. Replies
    12
    Views
    522

    Calculating this stuff, or looking up a value on...

    Calculating this stuff, or looking up a value on a chart or graph is all part of the learning process, but......

    The important thing here is to gain a little bit of an understanding of the latent...
  12. Replies
    12
    Views
    522

    BTU's required to change 20lb ice from 4 F to 45...

    BTU's required to change 20lb ice from 4 F to 45 F water.

    .5 BTU per pound of ice per degree F. 32 - 4 = 28 x .5= 14 x 20= 280

    144 BTU's Latent heat (change of state ice to water at 32 F)...
  13. Replies
    12
    Views
    522

    Stop with the uncertain times crap. There's...

    Stop with the uncertain times crap. There's absolutely nothing uncertain about why we are experiencing what we are experiencing today, as well as how we got here.

    Anyhow........

    .5 BTU per...
  14. Replies
    13
    Views
    602

    Ah. Now you had to go and ruin a perfectly good...

    Ah. Now you had to go and ruin a perfectly good thread with that stepping stone for clean energy comment.

    Please put the kool-aid down.

    Education is fundamental.
  15. Replies
    14
    Views
    591

    Ha! You made me laugh, dredging up old memories....

    Ha! You made me laugh, dredging up old memories.

    For me, all things tend to stop anytime an airplane flies overhead. I can't help it.

    For one company that I worked for, there was a standing...
  16. Replies
    14
    Views
    591

    I've worked in lots of places that nobody ever...

    I've worked in lots of places that nobody ever gets to see. In country, and out. I've had an amazing career. That alone was enough of an incentive for me.

    I worked in a dam, a morgue, a car...
  17. It literally staggers the imagination why people...

    It literally staggers the imagination why people would choose to live like that?

    Or, make the choices that bring that kind of totally unacceptable grief down upon themselves....... Is it...
  18. Replies
    18
    Views
    674

    From what I could find, the reviews on your...

    From what I could find, the reviews on your chosen school don't appear to be necessarily stellar. Be objective, and don't pile up too much student debt. Think of this schooling as a small stepping...
  19. Replies
    18
    Views
    674

    "Job Corp" ?

    "Job Corp" ?
  20. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,226

    There is a reason for them to feel it is...

    There is a reason for them to feel it is necessary to charge for technical support.

    Those type decisions are not taken lightly by these majors.

    Sounds to me like there's more to the story?
  21. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,226

    I guess not everybody goes to YouTube first for...

    I guess not everybody goes to YouTube first for technical support?

    I suppose if you have some basic skills and knowledge, don't want to spend a bunch of money to have it fixed, and you're really...
  22. Replies
    18
    Views
    674

    A couple questions....... What is a state...

    A couple questions.......

    What is a state sponsored trade school?

    Do you have any idea yet about what you think you might want to do in the heating ventilation and refrigeration field? The...
  23. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,547

    I agree with Wayne, but it sure would be nice to...

    I agree with Wayne, but it sure would be nice to see a set of drawings, a sequence of operation, and to know what the unit serves.
    Fixed O/A? CO2 monitoring? Economizer? Variable Volume? On and...
  24. That blob of words that you laid down there says...

    That blob of words that you laid down there says to me that you're someone who thinks he might have found a way to make some money.

    Opinion.....

    This is not the place to attempt to gather...
  25. Replies
    12
    Views
    634

    The "so what" could easily be a comfort, or other...

    The "so what" could easily be a comfort, or other unacceptable issue.

    For example...... and simplified........

    Cold air sinks in a mass of warmer air. This is why we need to take supply...
  26. Replies
    12
    Views
    634

    I would agree that there is likely to be an...

    I would agree that there is likely to be an imbalance of flow between the branch ducts, and it appears there is no room to add a diverter or splitter. (path of least resistance) (the duct on the...
  27. This all got started nearly thirty years ago, and...

    This all got started nearly thirty years ago, and I'm still waiting for an explanation from the "experts", as to how all that ozone got destroyed over the south pole, when all the evil chemicals that...
  28. Replies
    19
    Views
    567

    Your system was likely designed for 73-74 degrees...

    Your system was likely designed for 73-74 degrees at max design cooling. 71 F might be asking a bit more than it's capable of achieving under max load conditions. The next thing I'd check is...
  29. Replies
    19
    Views
    567

    I hear it's a discontinued Alerton vav...

    I hear it's a discontinued Alerton vav controller.

    Product must have had issues if they abandoned it. Hum?
  30. Replies
    12
    Views
    614

    Not free, but the majority of what they offer is...

    Not free, but the majority of what they offer is good stuff.

    https://www.atplearning.com/
  31. Replies
    19
    Views
    567

    Does the vav serve a perimeter zone? Does it...

    Does the vav serve a perimeter zone? Does it have reheat? What style of diffuser? How many diffusers? Minimum/ maximum design cfm cooling? Actual cfm? T-stat location?

    Behind a partition,...
  32. Replies
    19
    Views
    567

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a TX-VAV? I'm...

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a TX-VAV?

    I'm familiar with pressure dependent, and pressure independent variable air volume terminal units, cooling only vav terminal units, series fan powered...
  33. Top half earnings $70000 to $100000. A selling...

    Top half earnings $70000 to $100000. A selling point for some, not me.

    This tends to indicate that there's a loads of overtime that techs are expected to work. In my younger days, ok.

    Now...
  34. You said... "and even the crunchy attitudes of...

    You said... "and even the crunchy attitudes of instructors are throwing out roadblocks".

    What does this mean?
  35. Thread: HVAC Drawings

    by Artrose
    Replies
    5
    Views
    374

    Open return? Ducted return? What system? ...

    Open return? Ducted return? What system? System use?
  36. Replies
    3
    Views
    369

    Personally, I like mine with butter.

    Personally, I like mine with butter.
  37. Thread: Tattoo

    by Artrose
    Replies
    28
    Views
    5,138

    As a kid, I remember lots of those old WWII vets...

    As a kid, I remember lots of those old WWII vets expressing regret for all the nasty blue ink tatoos that they had all over their bodies, especially the business people that had the bad ugly ink in...
  38. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,088

    Single point inside reference against your...

    Single point inside reference against your redbird will work fine. As long as you share the inside reference between the units , and they have the same adjustable setpoint.

    If that doesn't work,...
  39. Replies
    46
    Views
    2,313

    My advice, move on. Remember. Never burn a...

    My advice, move on. Remember. Never burn a bridge, and always honor your non-compete agreements.

    During my career I worked for four of the majors and two wanna be's. Each time I moved, I gained...
  40. Generally, dehumidification is accomplished by...

    Generally, dehumidification is accomplished by passing conditioned air over a cold surface. If you cool the air to it's saturation point, the moisture in the air will condense out, and you can drain...
  41. Did you cut the gorilla work out because it was...

    Did you cut the gorilla work out because it was ugly, or because it was it leaking? LMAO
  42. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,557

    "Money doesn't buy happiness" Say what? ...

    "Money doesn't buy happiness"

    Say what?

    There's a lot of philosophical bull crap floating around here..... The hell it don't.

    I started out with no money. Zip nadda. My childhood was...
  43. What's a de-humidistat? What we you talking...

    What's a de-humidistat?

    What we you talking about......"installing the traditional in the return plenum before the filter". ?
  44. You need to participate in one of these...

    You need to participate in one of these competitions.

    Then come back, and let's talk.

    I'm done.
  45. Once again, your statements tend to reveal how...

    Once again, your statements tend to reveal how isolated you apparently are.

    You're not offending anyone.

    Obviously you haven't figured out that the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of...
  46. Are you possibly basing your opinion on that...

    Are you possibly basing your opinion on that limited geographic area, and maybe not seeing the broader picture? Are you forgetting that those guys that you're trashing are part of a much larger...
  47. I'm one of those old guys who who came back to...

    I'm one of those old guys who who came back to teach his Trade. I have over 40 years in the Trade, have my Degree, and a dozen related Certifications. I'm still going to school.

    I am also...
  48. Help me out. I'm curious? What's the other...

    Help me out. I'm curious?

    What's the other half of the story you're referring to?

    Sounds like it might be important.
  49. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,024

    All of the States, including DC have some form of...

    All of the States, including DC have some form of licensing requirements before folks are legally allowed to hang out their shingle and call themselves HVAC contractors.

    Unfortunately, the reason...
  50. Attitude first. Intelligence and aptitude...

    Attitude first.
    Intelligence and aptitude second.

    Seasoned Techs prove themselves to me with the little stuff.....

    Such as..... hand cleaner, maybe an extra clean shirt, and in our climate,...
Results 1 to 50 of 371
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4