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  1. Thread: Yogapipe!

    by Juan Madera
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    Pex-Al-Pex? Back in the day, you could get a...

    Pex-Al-Pex?

    Back in the day, you could get a precharged flexible lineset with Airco (?) fittings. Everything was precharged and designed for M/H installers. Worked well.
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    Captain pumped out ballast or shifted ballast to...

    Captain pumped out ballast or shifted ballast to other side perhaps?
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    I saw that Modest CA has its first case of West...

    I saw that Modest CA has its first case of West Nile virus... Imagine that once this gets into "homeless row" there will be a new crisis....
  4. Expect to pay a spiff for this. And if the GC's...

    Expect to pay a spiff for this. And if the GC's location is in a dog run, please push for the other side. Dog pee will eat up your outdoor coil in a heartbeat.
  5. Facilities tech is always n option. Service...

    Facilities tech is always n option.

    Service truck? Not so much an option unless someone has a very lenient insurance underwriter.

    Are you in a larger city with casino or college?
  6. Bet he is also using one of those "high...

    Bet he is also using one of those "high efficiency" air filters too.
  7. Aggressive coil cleaner! Good call. Rinse well....

    Aggressive coil cleaner! Good call. Rinse well....
  8. The mfg install instructions will have a vent...

    The mfg install instructions will have a vent sizing table with maximum runs and slope to be maintained. If you can stay within those parameters and you insulate the exposed exhaust line, it should...
  9. Have replaced an Aaon 480V single phase condenser...

    Have replaced an Aaon 480V single phase condenser fan motor with a GE and had it fail in short order. Got an OEM from a rep and it continues to work years later. Not sure why as the specs looked to...
  10. Elegant solution would be to do a light sandblast...

    Elegant solution would be to do a light sandblast to roughen the surface, but a light coat of flat paint would be the quick and easy way. Might wear off over time tho.
  11. I honestly never knew that sleeve bearing were...

    I honestly never knew that sleeve bearing were ever installed on a condensing unit for a/c... Always was ball bearings as they last longer and handle the thrust load better. Only real shortcoming is...
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    I am guessing that the "discussion" thus far has...

    I am guessing that the "discussion" thus far has not been very informative nor answer the OP's question and request for explanation.... As usual, it has immediately digressed into a crap tossing fest...
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    Vinyl above ground pool? Pull the liner, put down...

    Vinyl above ground pool? Pull the liner, put down some of that reflectix bubble wrap, lay out bare coppper refrigerant tube and use that for the condensing side of the equation. Might wanna put some...
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    So, what makes A/C leak freeze work?... That is,...

    So, what makes A/C leak freeze work?... That is, "freeze" in the hole?
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    Not sure how to implement, but a logic that says...

    Not sure how to implement, but a logic that says this system is calling. Then looks at the room temp to see if it is changing to the negative. If so, it is quiescent. If temp stays the same or...
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    As I see it, the left likes to think and pose as...

    As I see it, the left likes to think and pose as caring, tender hearted folk that want to tax you so they can give your money to the folks they think deserve it. Whether they are homeless or...
  17. Might call Black's Industrial or GENSCO in...

    Might call Black's Industrial or GENSCO in Spokane and ask about job posting on their boards.Ruud and AS Wholesalers..
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    China quit taking any "recyclables" about a year...

    China quit taking any "recyclables" about a year or so back. The stuff is piling up on the piers in Japan! We are taking most of it to the dump now even if you separate for W/M
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    http://www.airpurifiersandcleaners.com/files/42815...

    http://www.airpurifiersandcleaners.com/files/4281506/uploaded/sp-20-1.jpg

    This guy is a good one for a stand alone unit in the bedroom. Spendy, but I have one for really bad days (in addition to...
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    Might want to get a HEPA stand alone unit that...

    Might want to get a HEPA stand alone unit that brings in outside air and pressurizes the house.... Put intake on the side away from the smoke. Also could add an electronic filter on the air handler....
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    Using an automotive torque wrench with a...

    Using an automotive torque wrench with a crowsfoot? Leverage add to torque...

    The torque tool for the minis is calibrated for the supplied "crow foot"

    ...and they do spec a pot load of lb-ft of...
  22. So; We swapped in a good reach in in for the...

    So; We swapped in a good reach in in for the troubled unit. Let it sit for a couple of days, plugged back in to show one of my techs and the stoopid thing works like a champ! Only explanation I can...
  23. Thread: Supco 88?

    by Juan Madera
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    Any time I get into a 134a cap tube system, I add...

    Any time I get into a 134a cap tube system, I add a bit of 88. I think it helps keep wax flowing with the hopes that it ends up in the F/D.....
  24. Iz, This is only the first one that has been...

    Iz, This is only the first one that has been running (under my care for 6 years now) Did have one "factory fresh" that when fired up in heating mode iced 3/4 of the outdoor coil. Someone at factory...
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    Even with a negative pressure this happens: ...

    Even with a negative pressure this happens:

    Diffusion is a passive process of transport. A single substance tends to move from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration until...
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    Ozone generator. They are less than $300 and I...

    Ozone generator. They are less than $300 and I use them to deodorize rooms that have heavy smoke odors. Put it in, set levels and place timer on hold.

    Odor stop 2500 is what I have.
  27. Had one plugged from the factory, but this is the...

    Had one plugged from the factory, but this is the first example in one that has been running. Will pull the coil and see what comes out....
  28. Partially plugged Condenser! R134a cap tube system

    New on on me. Have a Victory reach in cooler. Cap tube and R134a.

    Condenser is about 120F at the top and about 1/3 of the way down the condenser, the temperature drops to below ambient.

    Have...
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    Hmmm, who let the smoke out? Best to call the...

    Hmmm, who let the smoke out? Best to call the installer back to look at it. Glowing red is not a good thing. 'Stat is probably toast....
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    Who learned the trade the fastest? The guy who...

    Who learned the trade the fastest? The guy who died the first day on the job perhaps?

    Otherwise, do we ever say we have truly learned all we need to know?
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    7000 metric tons of R-11 dumped!

    Kinda negates any "good work" we do here to recover refrigerants, eh?
    ...
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    Most resi dryers spec no more than 12' equivalent...

    Most resi dryers spec no more than 12' equivalent feet of 4" pipe. May have to upsize.
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    Car compressor cycles on a low pressure switch....

    Car compressor cycles on a low pressure switch. None in resi units.

    And, if you go with a new high efficiency system with variable speed compressor and variable speed indoor fan, you get something...
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    The way the "swamp" is going commie, it would not...

    The way the "swamp" is going commie, it would not surprise me if you had to be a sympathizer to get clearance!
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    My opinion is to run to the roof and use a...

    My opinion is to run to the roof and use a concentric termination for both the furnace and boiler as with a concentric you can locate as close as 8" O.C. if ok with the mfg's instructions for...
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    Nor sure about the nitrides, but the carbide ones...

    Nor sure about the nitrides, but the carbide ones were akin to an incandescent lamp. Some seemed to last near forever and others would blink once and go out. Took the stance of not touching them...
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    Two things that make me nervous; first is the...

    Two things that make me nervous; first is the massive debt of the government and the citizens themselves. Has gotten to the point of no return as in no ability to ever repay and get out from under....
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    I have had the same thought about MX becoming a...

    I have had the same thought about MX becoming a part of the USA, but based on how well the Puerto Ricans have "integrated" I have been dissuaded of this idea.

    Perhaps sponsoring a bunch of...
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    Those were great ice makers. I maintained one...

    Those were great ice makers. I maintained one that had a water cooled condenser. Made Ice like a fiend. Did not know that there was still one in working shape anymore!
  40. I thought that as the Congress and the judicial...

    I thought that as the Congress and the judicial system is so dead set on stopping anything the POTUS does, that delivering the illegals to areas that have stated full support for unfettered...
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    Supco 88 seems to help in 134a cap tube systems....

    Supco 88 seems to help in 134a cap tube systems. Anytime I have to clear or replace a captube and dryer I add some. Have had good results so far as it seems to move the wax. To get it in the system I...
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    Never mind, just noticed this was two year old...

    Never mind, just noticed this was two year old...
  43. Asking for problems if the ducting is buried...

    Asking for problems if the ducting is buried under concrete porch!

    Assume you have a crawl space, so how about relocating the unit on another side of the home on grade?
  44. Run man J with the 3.0 ACH and then with a 0.5...

    Run man J with the 3.0 ACH and then with a 0.5 and see what the difference is. Enormous. The fact you did a blower door test is phenomenal.

    Fastest savings? Seal up the home and use controlled...
  45. Indirect off the boiler.. Simple and powerful......

    Indirect off the boiler.. Simple and powerful... Probably cheaper than a big enough tankless to do you justice.

    Ground water temp has been the limiting factor for most tankless installs, at least...
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    Ice-thaw-ice-thaw-ice-thaw.... Moisture in...

    Ice-thaw-ice-thaw-ice-thaw.... Moisture in system.
  47. Yup. Can say a hearty amen to the block tender......

    Yup. Can say a hearty amen to the block tender... Did that. And Plasterer's hoddie too.
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    Bottom end LG front loader. Have one in my home...

    Bottom end LG front loader. Have one in my home from 2010 works flawlessly. Bought one for work to wash a pot load of greasy rags every day. Still chugging away after just over a year of commercial...
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    Damn hard to kill a Vogt. Bit fiddly sometimes,...

    Damn hard to kill a Vogt. Bit fiddly sometimes, but an ice making fool of a machine....

    Wonder how some of the replacement gasses would work in one?

    We also bought a pallet of gas years back....
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    Main item to use is common sense! There is more...

    Main item to use is common sense! There is more LP in your soldering torch than any equipment sold in the usa for cooling.

    Just had a cooler come DOA. Process stubs were just bent over with what...
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