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    I have 12 of the commercial units installed....

    I have 12 of the commercial units installed. Instructions do not say anything about any ongoing service nor do they give you a part # for replacement brushes. :-(

    When the brushes are clean, they...
  2. Keep in mind that if you have programmed the stat...

    Keep in mind that if you have programmed the stat for different periods, it also has the option for fan in auto or on in the program. Might check that...
  3. Compressor is probably dying due to high...

    Compressor is probably dying due to high compression ratios from a dirty evap coil. I'd start there (assuming that the condenser coil has been cleaned)
  4. .....and Fox news fired Gowdy as soon as he...

    .....and Fox news fired Gowdy as soon as he agreed to join the Trump defense team. Thought that was interesting.
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    To get different takes on the same story, or one...

    To get different takes on the same story, or one that is not covered at all in the US media, RT, Al Jazeera, NK, and BBC are all sources to consider in seeing what is thought of our politics compared...
  6. Low Hz noise is probably best handled with...

    Low Hz noise is probably best handled with springs of the right size and rate. That and either a longish service loop in the lines or vibration isolators.

    As to the 59Hz, is this a measured...
  7. Jonathan Swift: A Modest proposal. Good read.

    Jonathan Swift: A Modest proposal. Good read.
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    I will repeat.... Exhaust gas recirculation may...

    I will repeat.... Exhaust gas recirculation may be the issue. Is it a 2 pipe condensing gas furnace? Does it have a concentric vent? Where is the exhaust terminated?
  9. Many years ago, we would get stuff made in...

    Many years ago, we would get stuff made in usa.... Usa Japan. Feds finally made them change it up to just Japan.
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    Look for air infiltration. Had one install from...

    Look for air infiltration. Had one install from this era where they had put the rads right on the studs, then sheetrocked down to the top of the rad. Heat was going up the inside of the walls!
    ...
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    System oscillating, perhaps from a standing wave...

    System oscillating, perhaps from a standing wave in the rudimentary plenum? (SWR)
  12. Does drain line go out of doors or into a floor...

    Does drain line go out of doors or into a floor drain? Did not see if there was a "P" trap on the condensate line. Sewer gas can smell a bit fishey..
  13. Bacon flavored cake? From a Halal bakery?

    Bacon flavored cake? From a Halal bakery?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-5VrtA51ko&featur...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-5VrtA51ko&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0Fx3bWNecoLsUbgI5kGPjnvX_tTDy40knQdxaEU5HCHvN4p5WpjVAztNs

    FedGov sponsored program....
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    MN schools track for teaching Arabic

    They do mention that there is a shortage of qualified teachers of Arabic. No teaching certificates that is....
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    Arabic mandatory in MN Schools

    https://tatersgonnatate.com/youre-too-dumb-to-learn-another-language/?fbclid=IwAR39C8bHapT6FN14-WK9ph3E8Mw_bLJI_o9LtoRT5DTs4PT5FYZ6he5m294


    This is really too much!
  17. My pet peeve was always teflon tape. That is...

    My pet peeve was always teflon tape. That is almost a guaranteed combination valve killer, the bit of tape in the gas side of the system...
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    Resonant frequency could be the issue as the...

    Resonant frequency could be the issue as the variable speed of the fan at some RPM's can cause some parts of you home to hit a harmonic resonance. The bridge is one example.
  19. Post pictures! I have never heard of a hermetic...

    Post pictures! I have never heard of a hermetic compressor in a residential exploding...
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    Inside seal.

    Inside seal.
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    Is there not a warranty on those rather newish...

    Is there not a warranty on those rather newish home dehydrators? What has likely happened is that the leak allowed air and moisture into the system that combined with the system oil becomes the black...
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    I am exceedingly fearful of hyper inflation....

    I am exceedingly fearful of hyper inflation. Venezuela style.... World wide as EVERY national bank is pumping "liquidity" into the economy to keep the comatose patient alive.. Kinda like they are...
  23. Thread: Road Rage

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    ..or in the Arab world where 1000 years is a...

    ..or in the Arab world where 1000 years is a reasonable timeline for revenge.

    Think Tripoli.. Twin towers..
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    Ever watch a chick putting on makeup in the...

    Ever watch a chick putting on makeup in the rearview mirror while tooling down the road? Or someone eating a burger. Or even smoking a cig... See people turning aroud and chatting with passengers and...
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    Public schools are anti-family, anti-freedom and...

    Public schools are anti-family, anti-freedom and most assuredly anti-God Even the private schools have mostly bought into kow-towing to the state and use most of the same curriculum!

    Their end...
  26. PTAC might be a good choice. Through the wall,...

    PTAC might be a good choice. Through the wall, standard size and reasonable...
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    Bought a set of 4 Nokian Hakkapeliitta and the...

    Bought a set of 4 Nokian Hakkapeliitta and the are squirrily on rain grooved concrete. Much more that the prior set of Generals. Both brands are killer tires in snow and ice.

    Might need to...
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    Browning X belts are all I use. Last longer,...

    Browning X belts are all I use. Last longer, stretch less and actually seem to be quieter.
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    Are those ball valves on the suction lines? ...

    Are those ball valves on the suction lines?

    "Hey boss, you told me to install those traps in the suction line didn't ya?"
  30. Air handler can be mechanically isolated for the...

    Air handler can be mechanically isolated for the structure and outlets added to address the noise issue. Find someone that understand these systems!

    NATE is not what you are looking for.... You...
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    One inch hole according to Hi-Velocity mfg is the...

    One inch hole according to Hi-Velocity mfg is the equivalent of one takeoff. I drill a clean hole using a step bit..

    On an install at the peak of a vault, the holes are the same angle as the roof,...
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    CAPILLARY TUBES-THEORY AND PRACTICE" by Henry...

    CAPILLARY TUBES-THEORY AND PRACTICE" by Henry Ehrens is a very instructive read and I handed out copies to all my refrig students. Most of which were probably ignored..

    Explains how a "fixed...
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    Having put in a few of the Hi-Velocity brand...

    Having put in a few of the Hi-Velocity brand units, I'm thinking that the Bosch condensing unit might be the real ticket!

    And yes, properly installed they are quiet. I've even done drilled ports...
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    They are looking at what the building load is and...

    They are looking at what the building load is and the capacity of the delivery system.

    Do you have regulators at each point of use, or is there one LP regulator at the building and 11" delivery...
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    Coolaire makes a cooler with a nice looking...

    Coolaire makes a cooler with a nice looking profile and an ECM blower. Might get it past the hoa... Paint it roof's color... Put on back side of roof.
    ...
  36. Avantco is crud.. BevAir not much better.

    Commercial kitchen refrigeration equipment. BAH, humbug.

    F&B director bought two Avantco prep stations. Both were problems from the start. DeSuperheat coil rotted out in the condensate tray on one...
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    Two solenoids or one for both? Lots of copper...

    Two solenoids or one for both?

    Lots of copper between the condenser and evaps or close coupled? Exposed lines or buried in a wall

    And what is the subcooling after you "top it off?"
  38. Non tamper pressure control for undercounter coolers?

    Have a few prep tables that use an adjustable Low pressure operating control and the cooks LOVE to twiddle the dials.

    Wondered if anyone has used or seen a fixed pressure switch (like the Penn...
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    It is a history lesson.... Not a religious...

    It is a history lesson.... Not a religious statement.
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    Curious, does it maintain setpoint when fully...

    Curious, does it maintain setpoint when fully occupied?

    As the FM, you should have the authority to access the controls software and also to call in a competent mechanical contractor to assess the...
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    Depends on the tank..... Some are DX and use...

    Depends on the tank..... Some are DX and use pressure controls and some are Ice bank. The ice bank units generally are open top and have a water bath between the product and the shell and this is...
  42. Manual J is just a "bin" of data on various...

    Manual J is just a "bin" of data on various materials and their "U" value (inverse of "R" value) and allows us to see how many BTU's of heat are transferred at any difference (as in inside at 72,...
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    Good hvac guy could install a desuperheating loop...

    Good hvac guy could install a desuperheating loop directly in the pond. No pumps!

    Keep the existing air over coil and put the OFM on a ICM fan control.

    Coated copper for earth and water...
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    Perhaps "someone" isolated it due to not being...

    Perhaps "someone" isolated it due to not being able to find the short? Have see this sort of hack before. J-Box should never be hot.
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    I like the single phase monitor idea. If power...

    I like the single phase monitor idea. If power drops momentarily, it will keep the compressor off line for 10 minutes or so until the power stabilizes and the other loads are started up...
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    MY dad is a right wing hole...

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    Hi Andrew,

    I’m writing because I just can’t deal with my father anymore. He’s a 65-year-old super right-wing conservative who has basically turned into a total...
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    ...and probably not plumbed reverse return either.

    ...and probably not plumbed reverse return either.
  48. Lights dimming issue: Have an electrician look...

    Lights dimming issue: Have an electrician look for loose lugs in the main. DO NOT attempt a DIY as this is life... Might cure the so called hard start too.

    Never COULD figure out why the...
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    or Weatherking..... another line of Rheem's.

    or Weatherking..... another line of Rheem's.
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    If you have an open basement and accessible...

    If you have an open basement and accessible attic, then the two conventional systems might be the easiest and cleanest install. Use air handler with high end variable speed blower, integrated zoning...
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