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    If the wall units are lower than the condenser...

    If the wall units are lower than the condenser you need a trap. This horrid job actually does have a trap with those loops, however it's far better to put the lineset in the wall and put a p trap in...
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    I just installed one of these last week. The...

    I just installed one of these last week. The GMEC series is a nice product overall. There are many techs who never read the manual and never set up the staging or airflow dip switches. It's sad...
  3. I wish there were more AG's going after bad...

    I wish there were more AG's going after bad companies. I was at the supply house recently and I overheard another tech brag about how he got someone to pay him 1000 for an ignitor.
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    Mitsubishi 3.5 ton Condenser

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    I installed this system in Seattle last week for a friend. They got a 3/4 wall unit upstairs and a 2 ton air handler downstairs. The system was VERY quiet. I has to be set up differently...
  5. Your right that was a typo.

    Your right that was a typo.
  6. Crawl Space Horizontal Left Furnace and AC

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    This is an install I recently finished in a crawl space. Recently I've been installing a lot of Goodman GMEC series units. They're well built, and the ECM drive uses half as much energy...
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    Should I Tell Somebody???

    So this story begins about 11 years ago. I was working as a property manager while I was finishing school and one day the Board asks me to get a few bids to replace the siding on the Club House...
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    Even if the factory is here in the US you'll...

    Even if the factory is here in the US you'll still see a lot of imported parts. Sorry but we live in a Global Economy. I'd like to see more stuff made here. However, I've been installing a lot of...
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    This really is a managerial decision that only...

    This really is a managerial decision that only you can make. The furnace isn't awfully old but it's not new either. If you've been happy with it up until now then perhaps consider a repair. If...
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    I've used both and I haven't seen any problems. ...

    I've used both and I haven't seen any problems. FYI the milwakee press tool is made by Novo press: Milwaukee just puts there name on em and marks them up considerably.
    ...
  11. In my experience high gas bills on a home heated...

    In my experience high gas bills on a home heated with a boiler are most often caused by a water leak. Do you have hydronic pipes under the concrete? If so turn off the fill valve and see if the...
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    Can you possibly get a camera in there to at...

    Can you possibly get a camera in there to at least see where it's at??
  13. Trane and American Standard tend to be the...

    Trane and American Standard tend to be the highest priced. They make a good product but personally I don't think they're worth THAT much. Maybe think about Ameristar. The same furnace minus the...
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    Well are you a bad guy and have you hurt someone...

    Well are you a bad guy and have you hurt someone so badly that they may have reason to want to hurt you? Think about it. If you know you're a good person than nobody would have any reason to put...
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    I installed a non matalic Rheem tank about 11...

    I installed a non matalic Rheem tank about 11 years ago. I know it's still going. Rheem claims a lifetime warranty and we'll see if that's true.
  16. York sells their dealers an extended warranty...

    York sells their dealers an extended warranty which York assumes responsibility for. It's very rare this warranty has to be used, so it's free money for York. York dealers sell this warranty to...
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    Hi All, I haven't been hit by any cars in over...

    Hi All,

    I haven't been hit by any cars in over 20 years. Even then it was only a broken wrist. It sounds like I'm being confused with someone else. Shep has never been hit and I keep a close...
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    This is really good feedback and I hope Dad is...

    This is really good feedback and I hope Dad is following this. The ARP is frankly a danger to the future of this site. HVACTALK needs ad revenue to support itself and I'm worried that our...
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    Taking a Break for a While.......

    I've been off HVACTALK for about a month or so and I find I'm a lot happier. I hate to say it because I like being part of a site that provides resources and help to other techs. However HVACTALK...
  20. This would be an experiment on your part, a...

    This would be an experiment on your part, a really costly one.

    Are you sure you wouldn't just want to do a tried and true design?

    Me personally I don't like being a gunny pig.
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    Undig your head out of the sand vin.....

    Undig your head out of the sand vin.....
  22. I'd say 5 days.

    I'd say 5 days.
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    Well I think it's over for Trump. I never...

    Well I think it's over for Trump. I never thought this would happen so fast and before the election. I figured it was always obvious he'd never finish out his term. I saw it on day one after the...
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    I install boilers both residential and...

    I install boilers both residential and commercial. I'm not a fan of modulating, high efficiency equipment. I've worked on cast iron boilers that were almost 100 years old. They still worked well...
  25. Proper Combustion Air For Garage Installation

    I always follow the installation manual for my equipment very closely. A couple months ago I had a client with a garage installed 80% furnace and he had me convert him to a 95%. Naturally I just...
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    Well they look pretty good to me. Gree makes...

    Well they look pretty good to me. Gree makes good stuff. They just partnered up with Ameristar and they're selling their ductless systems for a very reasonable price. I especially like their gold...
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    I saw them at Sherwin Williams 6 years ago. I...

    I saw them at Sherwin Williams 6 years ago. I haven't heard any complaints about them. I would hate for one of the clips to fail and the whole thing collapses out from under me.
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    I personally don't recommend private trade...

    I personally don't recommend private trade schools. Instead go into a legitimate state run tech college, or become an apprentice. I did both simultaneously and that worked well for me.
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    i personally do believe in God, and I've read the...

    i personally do believe in God, and I've read the Bible. What I find really interesting is most of the main characters were not actively seeking God like you suggested. God seems to like to...
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    You know I don't understand you Corny. Every...

    You know I don't understand you Corny. Every time you post on ARP another bad article about Trump it's immediately called "fake news" and a "nothing burger" by all the Trump supporters here. ...
  32. Well in Washington we've passed a law requiring...

    Well in Washington we've passed a law requiring Net Neutrality. I probably won't see much change. The OP really should wait a year to watch the changes take place.
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    I live near bellevue and I also use electric heat...

    I live near bellevue and I also use electric heat pumps. During the very worst part of winter my home uses about 3000 kws, and it was built in 1961. I'm confident your system isn't working right...
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    There are a few guys who work in the bay area who...

    There are a few guys who work in the bay area who are members here. Why don't you start your own business. You'll probably do much better that way than going to work for someone else.
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    Time to pull the system. Based on your sizes it...

    Time to pull the system. Based on your sizes it sounds like you're around 3.5 tons. Not 5
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    https://www.ebay.com/p/Pittsburgh-92630-8-PC-Right...

    https://www.ebay.com/p/Pittsburgh-92630-8-PC-Right-Angle-Screwdriver-Set/2142145270?iid=192258392774&chn=ps


    I use a tool like this. Best 5 bucks I've ever spent and it's lasted over 5 years.
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    I was listening to NPR and the reporter was...

    I was listening to NPR and the reporter was talking about this controversy. The reporter actually interviewed the guy who developed the software and apparently he works for a company that makes...
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    This is why you turn the water off.

    I used to be a plumber, and I've heard of guys trying to replace valves without turning the water off. It's just too risky so there's no way I'll ever do it. This video below shows exactly what can...
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    Wow Marc. I've had my share of bad clients but...

    Wow Marc. I've had my share of bad clients but that's one for the records. The OP's story isn't that bad and not uncommon.

    This month I got many calls from people who were upset their AC was...
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    Yup he did promise that many many times during...

    Yup he did promise that many many times during the campaign trail. We seem to have a much better memory than die hard trump supporters.
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    This weekend Cohen, Trumps former favorite...

    This weekend Cohen, Trumps former favorite attorney, confirmed Trump knew about the Trump tower meeting with the Russian officials during the campaign. If true this would mean our current president...
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    This could go either direction and be either a...

    This could go either direction and be either a good thing or a bad thing. I like how this employer is giving you some autonomy. You should press this employer to buy a recovery machine and racks...
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    Glenn the problem with your accusation is that...

    Glenn the problem with your accusation is that you are implying that Trump and America are the same thing. In reality they are very much separate and apart.

    Trump has done a very good job...
  46. Zoom Lock works great for me. I've installed...

    Zoom Lock works great for me. I've installed probably 200 fittings since I got it last year. I did have one leak on 3/8 fitting I installed but other than that it's been great. You'll still need a...
  47. Maybe the suicide rate is higher because many...

    Maybe the suicide rate is higher because many people in society treat them like crap. I wouldn't want to live anymore if people always told me there was something wrong with me.

    Funny how you...
  48. Funny KUX how you're judging kids who question...

    Funny KUX how you're judging kids who question their own identity. YOU openly brag about "not being licensed" yet patitioned HVACTALK for a professional status. Seems like you're not very sure...
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    I think small shops do the best work. The large...

    I think small shops do the best work. The large shops suffer from bad managers who put insane pressure on the installers to get it done quickly.
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    Well I did predict the housing bust in 2008. I...

    Well I did predict the housing bust in 2008. I sold my condo in 2007 and all my friends made fun of me but I banked the money and used it to buy a really nice place in 2011. So I guess I can give...
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