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    Do a search fro transcritical CO2. There is a...

    Do a search fro transcritical CO2. There is a good video on Danfoss' site.

    They use CO2 in the trans critical stage as a solvent for the oils in hooch extraction. Cool process. Used in some...
  2. Practice brazing at the shop! Especially on a...

    Practice brazing at the shop! Especially on a coil if that is where the leaks are.
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    ....and maritime law still persists in keeping...

    ....and maritime law still persists in keeping the cargo vessels from having small arms on board to repel pirates!

    Somalian pirates would think twice if they know the crew was armed and dangerous...
  4. Objective is to destroy what is left of the...

    Objective is to destroy what is left of the nuclear family so the final destruction of the country can be accomplished.... And they are doing a "bang-up" job of it!

    And if you normalize what is...
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    I use a 2F drop as the point to change. And that...

    I use a 2F drop as the point to change. And that is fairly restricted. 5F is pretty well plugged. Might also see if there is any dryer dessicant in the orifice as well.

    And I use a (old Fluke)...
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    Perhaps a quick ohm check to ground and between...

    Perhaps a quick ohm check to ground and between T1 to T2? Then bump if need be..
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    The shot of under the drain line... Is that...

    The shot of under the drain line... Is that fluorescent dye? If so, leaky system. Unless it is left from a prior coil issues.....
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    IR "guns" are near to worthless for what you are...

    IR "guns" are near to worthless for what you are trying to measure. Their field of vision is much greater than the copper. Get a contact thermocouple if you want something usable.

    Also, the metal...
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    Too many of us have gotten into the Br'er Rabbit...

    Too many of us have gotten into the Br'er Rabbit Tar Baby.... Had one homeowner "handy guy" call me to fix his furnace. Got there and it was spread out over the floor... Said he could "see nothing...
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    Ya, the other day mine was off line. Cap bulged...

    Ya, the other day mine was off line. Cap bulged and opened both comp and fan leads. Easy fix, but a longer day...
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    So; by adding all the resistance heated water...

    So; by adding all the resistance heated water tanks and back up strips for the heat pumps into the load on the grid, what is the cost to upgrade the distribution system? Main grid and medium voltage...
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    The socialists want to "help" the poor... Out of...

    The socialists want to "help" the poor... Out of the pocket of taxpayers. As evidenced by the silly video, no one is willing to cough up $10 bucks to donate out of their pocket!

    They want the...
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    There is a fair chance that it will cost less as...

    There is a fair chance that it will cost less as you can run them at a higher temperature and be comfortable. Temperature difference between inside and out drives the cost of operation..

    BUT, no...
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    I'd lean toward keeping it closed as opening it...

    I'd lean toward keeping it closed as opening it brins in more moisture/humidity which the A/C has to remove. More load on A//C AND if the floor above is cooler than the dewpoint, you will have mold...
  15. Package unit, ground mounted for access, and some...

    Package unit, ground mounted for access, and some really good filters.... a big banks of them much like a paint spray booth.

    Get an installer to size one up and get it ducted... DuctSox is a good...
  16. Octupus had very low velocity air movement and...

    Octupus had very low velocity air movement and putting a new system on some of the old ducting will stir the antique dust back to life. Might have to have a duct cleaner out.

    As far as using the...
  17. Could be the probe has calcium on it. Someone...

    Could be the probe has calcium on it. Someone using tap water rather than distilled?

    Could also be a bad connection or ground path. These guys need a good equipment ground all the way back to the...
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    Good call!

    Good call!
  19. Heat pump with electric strip heat? Auto change...

    Heat pump with electric strip heat? Auto change over?

    Last item I'd suspect is pressure switch in your scenario.

    What else is on the same schedule? Other equipment...
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    You will need to look at the installer's guide...

    You will need to look at the installer's guide for venting your furnace. It has the data you need to ascertain if extending is an option, or if you will need to upsize the entire pipe to accommodate...
  21. How will you connect to the return air ducting?...

    How will you connect to the return air ducting? I'm guessing it is buried in drywall and not adjacent to any locations you plan on opening up.

    Bottom plate in wall needs removed as well. Will the...
  22. I could see where with all new equipment and...

    I could see where with all new equipment and linesets that purging might work, (not recommended tho) BUT; it does not remove all the non condensibles and moisture AND if they are purging with...
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    Italy has a smokin deal on rural resettlement....

    Italy has a smokin deal on rural resettlement. Almost free land and houses!
  24. Ventilation is the answer to removing the...

    Ventilation is the answer to removing the airborne formaldehyde. HRV is one answer to ventilation.

    I Wave is an ionizer. I have 12 of them in a casino and they help with smoke but are NOT...
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    Pumps failed or the drives failed?

    Pumps failed or the drives failed?
  26. I only answer the question about the # of folks...

    I only answer the question about the # of folks living at this address. Questions about toilets and # of rooms etc have no business on the census.

    If it asked about citizenship? I'd answer that....
  27. Fistula certainly is...

    Fistula certainly is...
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    Escobar should be prosecuted! She was not elected...

    Escobar should be prosecuted! She was not elected to represent any other than US Citizens.
  29. Really got tired of the "typical" english...

    Really got tired of the "typical" english breakfast when I was there.... Especially the cold dry toast in a rack. Did like the tomatoes tho...
  30. Latent heat of evaporation. TB said it well. ...

    Latent heat of evaporation. TB said it well.

    In a correctly operating system, the theory is that only in the last pass in the evap coil is "dry." This is how we charge to super heat. The...
  31. It is very frustrating trying to get folks that...

    It is very frustrating trying to get folks that a) want to work, b) show up everyday, c) want to learn and have an aptitude for it, and d) have a moral base that says you treat others as you would...
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    Lee Iacocca dead!

    The "father" of the Ford Mustang and the "savior" of Chrysler by developing the "K" car line which also was the platform for the first mini van.

    Many of the giants of industry and design are...
  33. HA! they DID touch themselves..... Behold the...

    HA! they DID touch themselves..... Behold the celebration of the rainbow month of June!

    At least they do not reproduce in the natural sense, they have to use the "education" system to do it.
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    Chromebook eh? Googles captive all in the cloud...

    Chromebook eh? Googles captive all in the cloud terminal? Not even... Am weaning myself off of goog searches and using duck-duck. Gmail account is pretty idle... Never set up bank with online...
  35. Potential between the neutral and ground. Check...

    Potential between the neutral and ground. Check your neutrals and ground connections. Make sure they are bonded in the mains. Unless your local code says otherwise...
  36. Thread: Mosquitoes

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    I have read several time in several publications...

    I have read several time in several publications that approximately one species dies our every day. Mosquitoes? Roaches? Last to board the extinction train I'm 'a fearin'.
  37. I'd replace. Orphan furnace, end of expected life...

    I'd replace. Orphan furnace, end of expected life etc..
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    Best be prepared for the end of the WWW soon. ...

    Best be prepared for the end of the WWW soon.

    I have it on fairly good authority that most institutions are going to a secondary "internet" and going back to fax machines in the near future.
  39. The exodus continues...

    The exodus continues...
  40. For temporary "fix" you can buy a portable unit...

    For temporary "fix" you can buy a portable unit that has a flex duct that goes through the window. Home Depot has em as do many others.

    Might help the sleeping in the bedroom until you can get...
  41. Aquatherm is a residential, 5T or less chiller....

    Aquatherm is a residential, 5T or less chiller. All of the refrigerant is outside in the unit and it uses water as a heat transfer media to a coil inside. Kinda making an assumption that you have a...
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    Why the door? Why not a "pass through" vent in...

    Why the door? Why not a "pass through" vent in the wall up high? Two grills back to back the width of the stud space.. Easy H/O fix.

    Or hire a HVAC duct installer and add some returns?
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    Rotate the hood 90 leeward. See if that cures it....

    Rotate the hood 90 leeward. See if that cures it. At least you did not get one of the "spiney fin" condensing units!
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    Like adult diapers, it all "depends" Talent,...

    Like adult diapers, it all "depends"

    Talent, ability and motivations run the gamut in bldg maintenance. As do the quality of the owners/ bean counters.

    Anything specific?
  45. I'd turn it off and see if it stays comfortable...

    I'd turn it off and see if it stays comfortable down stairs. If not, you can turn back on and set at a higher temp.
  46. There are options that use pneumatic dampers...

    There are options that use pneumatic dampers retrofitted at the supply registers and a knowledgeable tech can set you up. Do need to have them do a room-by-room manual J/D and see if your system can...
  47. When in doubt, follow the mfg's install...

    When in doubt, follow the mfg's install instructions. You do not want to "own" it, right?
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    I dunno, I was thinking of the "here's your sign"...

    I dunno, I was thinking of the "here's your sign" myself....

    Jeff Foxworthy
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    When someone spits on you, that is assault! Who...

    When someone spits on you, that is assault! Who knows what communicable disease you may be exposed to. I hope the SS was witness to this and possibly took the spitter into custody to check for...
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    Try this:...

    Try this: https://www.weatherstationadvisor.com/best-hygrometer-reviews/
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