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    For a more dramatic answer: Cut of the power cord...

    For a more dramatic answer: Cut of the power cord to a lamp, twist the wires together and then plug into any nearby outlet. The lights going off will be due to the circuit breaker seeing a dead...
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    Fujitsu voids the warranty if purchased online at...

    Fujitsu voids the warranty if purchased online at least the claim so on their dealer portal. The problem with online sales from the manufacturer's side; Any nincompoop with a credit card can buy and...
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    All good questions, without the answers we are...

    All good questions, without the answers we are all stumbling in the dark. Adding 2 pounds might in fact solve all the problems when the compressor throws a rod or bearing.
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    If the common wire of a transformer is not...

    If the common wire of a transformer is not grounded either wire could be used as the common, that is why Lennox has been grounding their transformers since 1970.
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    Construction materials are not going up in price...

    Construction materials are not going up in price nor are precious metals. The dollar used to buy these things is moving down in value, hence more dollars needed to purchase the same products. What...
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    I find that when brazing in the suction line of a...

    I find that when brazing in the suction line of a unit equipped with an expansion valve applying a wet cloth to the bulb on all brands of units is a smart move. The same is true for brazing on a...
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    if you're very careful a reciprocating saw will...

    if you're very careful a reciprocating saw will cut plaster and lathe perfectly. Keep the saw on an almost parallel angle. Run the blade at the highest speed. if you encounter a loose lathe switch to...
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    Install a single throw double pole relay with a...

    Install a single throw double pole relay with a nc and no switch.
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    Mr Cool is DIY, but is pretty much fool proof....

    Mr Cool is DIY, but is pretty much fool proof. Line set is pre-charged and set length it's not supposed to be cut nor is refrigerant supposed to be added or removed. There are no flares to leak. The...
  10. In Philly it seems to be common to top of R-22...

    In Philly it seems to be common to top of R-22 with whatever R-422b or R-407c. As one fellow told me; R-22 is a bunch of chemicals with a boiler point at 70 degrees, R-407c is a bunch of chemicals...
  11. Thread: Testo 550

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    My Testo 550 decided to mix up the SH and SC...

    My Testo 550 decided to mix up the SH and SC between the suction side and high side of the gauge manifold.

    I had to break out my ancient Sman3 gauges, to figure out the expansion valve was bad. ...
  12. Thread: Testo 550

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    Testo 550

    What's wrong with this picture?
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    I was told by an old timer: R-22 is a bunch of...

    I was told by an old timer: R-22 is a bunch of chemicals, R-422b is a bunch of chemicals with about the same boiling point. "So what's the big deal adding both sets of chemicals together, as long as...
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    Piss on that.

    Piss on that.
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    Great for customer ordering, as long as they are...

    Great for customer ordering, as long as they are able to shout over the blower noise.
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    Weak limit switch due to lack of air flow across...

    Weak limit switch due to lack of air flow across heat exchanger when zones close. Bypass damper is probably not set correctly or is too small to bypass enough air. Either way zoned systems trip...
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    There's your first problem.

    There's your first problem.
  18. That is f'ing awesome pure genius.

    That is f'ing awesome pure genius.
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    Duct swimming lessons are required before entry;...

    Duct swimming lessons are required before entry; Or I have to get a part from the truck and then I peel out and never come back.
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    Construction adhesive does a better cleaner job...

    Construction adhesive does a better cleaner job when installing a thermostat.
  21. They put the plastic too close to the service...

    They put the plastic too close to the service valve light off area. It's the manufacturers fault, whatever happened to the copper glue?
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    Saw these beauties in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They were all installed in a high rise building.
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    Now if we equate value in the equation R-410a is...

    Now if we equate value in the equation R-410a is a loser across the board. R-22 equipment lasted 20-30 years, R-410a about 8 years or less for the indoor coil. Higher pressures create easier path for...
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    You can cut the flue piping down?

    Hmm... top brand heater installed this way?
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    The solution to all hvac problem would be to rid...

    The solution to all hvac problem would be to rid the world of the single worst refrigerant ever invented; R-410a. As to crimping fittings I just finished a 16 ton 30 head VRF system, can't even...
  26. Thread: Recent Mini's

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    You mean like this job? We also installed two...

    You mean like this job? We also installed two other like blowers one in the basement and one in a third floor.
    The reason i'm figuring most avoid these is the fact no flex is allowed. The opening...
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    Or every time it stops working.

    Or every time it stops working.
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    Supposing you changed the metering device to...

    Supposing you changed the metering device to allow for R-410a? I would bet the coil killed the compressor, and will kill the replacement compressor as well. What was the Super Heat, or Sub Cooling...
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    Don't worry about the scratches the bushes will...

    Don't worry about the scratches the bushes will hide them.
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    Bosch GreenStar combi boiler is what you were...

    Bosch GreenStar combi boiler is what you were told about. I have installed quite a few, they are a good product. Never had a lick of trouble with one of these as long as it is installed correctly,...
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    Problem lies in there is no means to disconnect...

    Problem lies in there is no means to disconnect power from the source. Suggest calling an electrician his charge will be less than the one you might get from the electric meter.
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    Easy solution, I bought one of these 15 years...

    Easy solution, I bought one of these 15 years ago. http://www.escalera.com/
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    Thank the guy, and to the idea the R-22 is...

    Thank the guy, and to the idea the R-22 is contaminated and going to cost a boatload to reprocess. Facts do not align with that statement, as there are companies who are advertising they buy...
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    I'm sure the idea here is to get the unit out of...

    I'm sure the idea here is to get the unit out of the manufactures warranty, then it is free to fail.
  35. Thread: Ford Transit

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    Best van I have ever driven. The easy way out of...

    Best van I have ever driven. The easy way out of your predicament is a trip to home depot, ask or covertly measure on in the lot, or a trip to U haul, etc.
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    Did you check for a bee nest nearby?

    Did you check for a bee nest nearby?
  37. Thread: Flaring tool

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    Going to need two flare blocks these days, one...

    Going to need two flare blocks these days, one for R-410a eccentric is hands down the best flare block invented. Impossible to over tighten, one piece construction no bobbling two parts.
    R-410a...
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    The gas valve could still be feeding a small...

    The gas valve could still be feeding a small amount of fuel, the flame sensor could be shorted to ground, the board could be bad.

    Had a Peerless Pinnacle condensing boiler explode last week blew...
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    Not sure why you would run away from any...

    Not sure why you would run away from any customer. Why not instead answer their questions but without providing exact duct dimensions. The idea you would not provide model numbers a bit insane, like...
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    One of those original 4 seer units.

    One of those original 4 seer units.
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    That house needs a bulldozer run thought it. Nice...

    That house needs a bulldozer run thought it. Nice duct job, the pics were pre mastic shots?
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    The house time forgot.

    The house time forgot.
  43. Thread: new boiler

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    Only criticism is the idea of running piping...

    Only criticism is the idea of running piping across the top of the boiler. Unless this boiler was installed in a closet or small mechanical room I would not have jammed all the pumps so close and put...
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    Have lots of new and used parts for DPW-99,120,...

    Have lots of new and used parts for DPW-99,120, and 199 models.
  45. Thread: Fake news

    by AtticAce
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    It's stuff like this that has homeowners screwing...

    It's stuff like this that has homeowners screwing up their try at Reillo boiler servicing. :)
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    Easy dollar general fix, reinstall anchors, bed...

    Easy dollar general fix, reinstall anchors, bed fixture in clear silicone. You'll need to remove a part of the wall to remove fixture in future. Bet this problem was caused by vandals. My wife owns a...
  47. Thread: Oil furnace

    by AtticAce
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    I've stopped working on oil after 30 years of...

    I've stopped working on oil after 30 years of doing so, and I feel great. Oil in our parts (city of Philadelphia) that is used in residential applications is almost all ghetto ghoul housing. The...
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    Kind of expensive way to do the entire repair,...

    Kind of expensive way to do the entire repair, two shark bites, why not run pvc directly to the water heater? Pex is right up there with flex duct, most who use it do so because they don't know how...
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    Good job if it never needs to be serviced.

    Replaced smart valve, customer says do these boilers ever need to be cleaned. Yes from time to time, but in your case when it does need cleaning, it would be cheaper to replaced it.
  50. Thread: No big line

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    You guys would be unemployed in Philly, this is...

    You guys would be unemployed in Philly, this is same old same old in my parts. My job make it less bad.
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