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    Anyone else work this disorganized?

    Have a tankless to install today, thereís a sticky note on the folder that simply says ďbonding wire from furnace to electrical room, replace bbq lineĒ and I have literally just told you ALL the...
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    You can avoid the crazies as best you can but...

    You can avoid the crazies as best you can but every so often someone is going to surprise you.
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    The old half inch screw special, see it almost...

    The old half inch screw special, see it almost every day on venting. But those guys are always clever enough to put 2 for Ďextraí strength.
  4. I was thinking bypass all controls in the unit...

    I was thinking bypass all controls in the unit and install a contactor to send power to directly to the fan and compressor using a 24v circuit. And Iím nt saying this is the best solution, Iím just...
  5. Just throwing this out there, what if you...

    Just throwing this out there, what if you installed a 1 ton ductless outdoor unit with a 1.5 ton piston coil and simply remove the piston? Then youíd have to alter the condenser wiring and install a...
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    Stick it in your armpit, it should read about...

    Stick it in your armpit, it should read about 97/98
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    Itís not uncommon for one of the caps to be...

    Itís not uncommon for one of the caps to be knocked off, but you should be removing the caps before brazing, I like to put the Schrader cores in the liquid valve cap and cover them with the bigger cap
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    Let clear some things up, basically they have 3...

    Let clear some things up, basically they have 3 insulated ducts running up and straight out the wall, terminated outside with 6Ē exhaust grills. There are 2 baseboard heaters installed underneath....
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    I love how they braze a 90 on the liquid line and...

    I love how they braze a 90 on the liquid line and leave a big sweeping bend on the suction.
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    I agree it obviously can be a problem in certain...

    I agree it obviously can be a problem in certain applications however in this instance there wouldnít be any effect as the entire wall is inside conditioned space.
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    I couldnít care less if thereís some air in an...

    I couldnít care less if thereís some air in an inside wall thatís like maybe 1/2 a degree difference touching the thermostat, not like a basic stat is really THAT accurate anyway. Maybe if I was...
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    Then thereís this one kinda following the same...

    Then thereís this one kinda following the same theme: why?
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    Not sure what they were going for

    Or for what purpose
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    Blatant CSST fitting hackery

    Didnít get a picture because I was in a hurry but got called out for a gas leak at a reno last week and someone had reinstalled a tracpipe fitting without the 2 halves of the ring, I ripped it out...
  15. Thread: No Fuses

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    The fire marshal will have plenty of time for...

    The fire marshal will have plenty of time for beers on the day he conducts an investigation at that address.
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    Yup, for something that was supposed to be better...

    Yup, for something that was supposed to be better for the environment, it sure has done a whole lot more damage than r22 did just from the shear scale of how much ends up in the atmosphere.
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    You should find another trade, I watched a guy...

    You should find another trade, I watched a guy with OCD and serious anxiety issues damn near send himself to the looney bin working in this trade. Now he works at a supply house, which is the perfect...
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    Found a snake today

    Found a snake today
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    Whatís your record?

    I counted what I believe was 7 definitely at least 6.
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    Everything about this gas line is just sad...

    Everything about this gas line is just sad especially for a new construction install, I could see a hack doing that to make the flex hose reach in a pinch but this was starting from scratch itís just...
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    Yeah I was gonna day but didnít want to sound...

    Yeah I was gonna day but didnít want to sound like a idiot but... Iíve seen systems installed with 10 kinks like this by the worst installer ever and it was working just fine
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    You guys are getting weird with this Ďdefinition...

    You guys are getting weird with this Ďdefinition of the word linesetí stuff. The lineset is EVERYTHING going from indoor to outdoor, hence: a line set is a set of lines (cooper tube, wire, stat...
  23. Thread: I found him

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    No way thatís a cat, looks like a guinea pig.

    No way thatís a cat, looks like a guinea pig.
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    Better made than carrier thatís for sure. Better...

    Better made than carrier thatís for sure. Better quality control, less smashed units and missing/faulty parts. Goodman AC with piston coil is probably most reliable set up you can find.
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    Whether I do it for free shouldnít matter, not...

    Whether I do it for free shouldnít matter, not like Iíd ever let my boss profit off my friends, especially if he had an attitude like that. Are you joking or just too old school for your own good?
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    The original high efficiency furnace.

    The original high efficiency furnace.
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    Youíd have to pay me an entire months wages to...

    Youíd have to pay me an entire months wages to spend just 20 minutes in what you just described. Working in a lake of cat feces? Seriously?
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    Jam a zip tie in the door switch. Works on 90% of...

    Jam a zip tie in the door switch. Works on 90% of brands
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    804734 How about in the supply duct. There were...

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    How about in the supply duct. There were a grand total of 3 lodged into the coil.
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    As was stated above, youíre supposed to flip the...

    As was stated above, youíre supposed to flip the pan upside down. Makes for a real easy install if it fits in the plenum nicely, some screws to hold it in and a couple prices of panning on each side....
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    Iíve had a few 1/2Ē unions lately where the ring...

    Iíve had a few 1/2Ē unions lately where the ring snapped while tightening , astounding the kind garbage material we buy from the third world to contain our dangerous chemicals.
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    Perfect, that way itíll be a couple years before...

    Perfect, that way itíll be a couple years before the first wall completely rusts through and starts it working away on the second wall.

    As for the old tank, my bet is the original tank was a few...
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    My bet is he ran out of refrigerant and didnít...

    My bet is he ran out of refrigerant and didnít want to go buy more so he figured heíll take take a crack at selling a new unit or just charge for the Ďserviceí and move on.
  34. This was my first assumption. That heís got both...

    This was my first assumption. That heís got both hoses hooked into the low end since the txv is inside the condenser.
  35. Thread: Vacuum Pump

    by Stevejoe11
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    You could send it in for service if itís worth...

    You could send it in for service if itís worth fixing. Can be a bit expensive and theyíll charge you for the diagnostic and give you a quote for the repair but still usually much cheaper than a new...
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    Every time I go to do a residential retrofit and...

    Every time I go to do a residential retrofit and have to change the lines when someone has done this I curse the original installer, pull everything out and blast a 2Ē hole through with an SDS max...
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    Yeah I donít know how Americans can deal with not...

    Yeah I donít know how Americans can deal with not using Robby screws for everything. I often donít need to use anything else, in fact changing bits on my drill feels like a rare annoyance rather than...
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    I love how he marked the notch with red marker...

    I love how he marked the notch with red marker before he cut it out. Pure precision.
  39. You go out to the truck and call the utility or...

    You go out to the truck and call the utility or whatever authority in your area that can go shut them down, explain that thereís a dangerous situation and you canít get in to make it safe, then itís...
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    How did he manage to flare 2 nuts so close...

    How did he manage to flare 2 nuts so close together
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    Cut a deal with the owner, tell him it wasn't...

    Cut a deal with the owner, tell him it wasn't lightning but that's what the insurance report could say...

    Money issue solved
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    Reassuring to see even millionaires have the urge...

    Reassuring to see even millionaires have the urge to store dozens of half empty paint cans that have probably all completely separated stacked on and around their HVAC equipment for reasons unknown.
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    My coworker showed me a picture of one installed...

    My coworker showed me a picture of one installed upside down that he was looking at a few years ago, guess it's not all that uncommon lol
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    It's not really advertising if you have no brand...

    It's not really advertising if you have no brand or even a phone number to call. Why mar that poor truck even further.
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    Wow. At first I thought the return 'boot' wasn't...

    Wow. At first I thought the return 'boot' wasn't connected, then I realized that hole is for the filter! And on top of it being on the back side of the furnace they didn't even cut as big a hole as...
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    Yeah there's that too.. I remember discussing...

    Yeah there's that too.. I remember discussing that with the GC when we were installing the HVAC in the house which the exhausts are blowing on, he said he'd make them change it but I guess that fell...
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    Forgot to include this one, went over and put a...

    Forgot to include this one, went over and put a new carrier infinity stat in this bungalow to replace the old style infinity stat they had controlling older 80% furnace. She bought the house two...
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    A swing joint. The gas lines here are all...

    A swing joint. The gas lines here are all underground it's a completely pointless practice if you ask me but apparently electricity can do some crazy s*** when you've got 100million+ volts scattering...
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    Basically in case lightning hits the house or...

    Basically in case lightning hits the house or near the house and then generates a spark between the gas pipe and something in the house and blows a hole in the csst. Some inspectors think every csst...
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    Yes it is supposed to be on the flex pipe fitting...

    Yes it is supposed to be on the flex pipe fitting if you want to do it that way, and yes those are the usual bonding clamps, supposed to bond the gas lines to either the water pipes or tied directly...
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