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    Poll: Good morning, everyone! For those who would...

    Good morning, everyone!

    For those who would like to join me this morning, we stream live at 9:00 am and 10:30 am EDT, and you ...
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    Please don't post in old threads. Most of the...

    Please don't post in old threads.

    Most of the people who are in this thread are not going to be notified because they're no longer around here... many have retired or moved on... so your best...
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    Poll: Good morning, everyone!

    Good morning, everyone!
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    Poll: From the number of views, I can see that we often...

    From the number of views, I can see that we often get over a thousand people looking at the thread in a week. Bret would tell me that he would wake up and check it every morning, because it was an...
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    Also..... an A47 belt is 49 in long, and an A49...

    Also..... an A47 belt is 49 in long, and an A49 belt is 51 in long.
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    Strictly speaking, most people would say that it...

    Strictly speaking, most people would say that it would be a difference in the "length" of the belt..... but holding the belt so it forms a circle in your hands.... you could say circumference.
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    I wrap the distributor tube assembly with a rag...

    I wrap the distributor tube assembly with a rag just to keep those from popping out.

    Sometimes...before I go to install the valve....I will braze on a copper stub with the stub facing up and the...
  8. ...and the sensors don't have the same dimensions...

    ...and the sensors don't have the same dimensions or leads. Brilliant job, JCI.......
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    Poll: Good morning, everyone!

    Good morning, everyone!
  10. Here is something hands on that you can do as...

    Here is something hands on that you can do as soon as shipping reaches you.

    I would also buy your first meter now, such as a Fluke 116 or similar HVACR meter.

    Go online and search for "200...
  11. I have a site with a rooftop full of those...

    I have a site with a rooftop full of those things..... it'll be interesting to see how it works out.

    The very first one I had to deal with, the store has closed... but I didn't have any trouble...
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    Good morning, everyone!
  13. I would get another technician.

    I would get another technician.
  14. Not only is the infamous code nine an issue, but...

    Not only is the infamous code nine an issue, but in every newer York unit that I have opened which uses the newer SE board, the display shows a sensor problem....... so apparently the sensors they're...
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    No GF stores in Eastern Pa........

    No GF stores in Eastern Pa........
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    Poll: Good morning, everyone!

    Good morning, everyone!
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    I had my first bout of it about 15 years ago when...

    I had my first bout of it about 15 years ago when I weighed 50lb more, and fortunately when I lost the 50lb the plantar fasciitis went away nearly completely.

    This time around, I put have back...
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    Okay maybe the original poster will tell us what...

    Okay maybe the original poster will tell us what he means by voltage goes way up and down. I want numbers.

    It would be rare for voltage to a unit to go down enough that at the same moment the...
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    Poll: Good morning, everyone!

    Good morning, everyone!
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    Good morning, everyone!
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    Another PSE, for certain.

    Another PSE, for certain.
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    Then please, provide the values in that list.

    Then please, provide the values in that list.
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    I realize you are new here, so I will be gentle....

    I realize you are new here, so I will be gentle.

    You can't ask a question like that in a 14 year old thread and expect anyone who was here then to pop up and answer.

    PLEASE do not post in old...
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    Yes. If you think back to the Kettering...

    Yes.

    If you think back to the Kettering (breaker point) ignition systems, the capacitor (called a "condenser" in old radio lingo) was used to extend the life of the point contacts by reducing...
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    If they decide on a heat pump that stops at 20°...

    If they decide on a heat pump that stops at 20° in Pa, they deserve that electric bill.
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    Posts are not discrete thread starts. Posts are...

    Posts are not discrete thread starts. Posts are every time you make a post to this site, including asking questions, responding to questions, sharing a technical link...whatever. The VBB software...
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    So you're saying that most people in Southern and...

    So you're saying that most people in Southern and central Pennsylvania would want 100% instead of 75%?
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    Poll: Good morning, everyone! For those who would...

    Good morning, everyone!

    For those who would like to join me this morning, we stream live at 9:00 am and 10:30 am EDT, and you ...
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    I though he might be thinking of some mechanical...

    I though he might be thinking of some mechanical code, rather than the NEC.
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    ”It said Abbey.......Abbey Normal.”

    ”It said Abbey.......Abbey Normal.”
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    It will have a snubber.

    It will have a snubber.
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    While the contactor is trying to pull in, find...

    While the contactor is trying to pull in, find the voltage drop in the circuit that is causing the loss of voltage. If you are using a stat call, it could be in the stat or the wiring. Start by...
  33. It's all a secret with this guy.

    It's all a secret with this guy.
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    In that case act like a professional and give us...

    In that case act like a professional and give us those numbers.
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    If you could show me where it says that in the...

    If you could show me where it says that in the code , I would like to read that.
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    Are you someone who does not believe they have to...

    Are you someone who does not believe they have to submit all of the info we ask for?

    PSE used to do that, and he is no longer here.

    While you are correct that a TEV is supposed to regulate SH,...
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    Poll: Good morning, everyone!

    Good morning, everyone!
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    Poll: Happy Birthday! I'm on the 24th.

    Happy Birthday!

    I'm on the 24th.
  39. I would not agree to that unless he gives you a...

    I would not agree to that unless he gives you a money back guarantee that this will 100% fix the issue. The only problem with that is it leaves the door open for him to do something else that fixes...
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    Make certain that the indoor heads are listed for...

    Make certain that the indoor heads are listed for whatever pressure you wish to introduce for testing.
  41. Jumpers are only one factor out of multiple...

    Jumpers are only one factor out of multiple factors that control how well a particular zone will be cooled...... and there's too much to go into here, in this forum.
  42. Well the manual may say that they do not wish to...

    Well the manual may say that they do not wish to have wire nuts used on their comm wires.... which is understandable...but it does not sound as though the second contractor can point to this as a...
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    ..... and as long as they where conforming to the...

    ..... and as long as they where conforming to the tap rules.
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    Very often, the numbers change as you approach...

    Very often, the numbers change as you approach set point, and the system starts to settle down to normal operation. Then you can look at superheat and subcooling and decide if you truly have an...
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    And well you should...because it's not only less...

    And well you should...because it's not only less expensive to run parallel 1/0 or larger, but it's also a heck of a lot easier to handle the conductors during the installation process.

    Nobody...
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    Do your heat strip arrangements have a single...

    Do your heat strip arrangements have a single point connection, or does the manufacturer expect you to run two sets of wires?
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    If you're going to run two smaller wires,...

    If you're going to run two smaller wires, remember they must be fed by individual branch circuit protection.

    You can only parallel wires 1/0 and larger.

    You can have one pair of tied breakers...
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    86.9 amps * 1.25 equals 109 Amps, rounded up. ...

    86.9 amps * 1.25 equals 109 Amps, rounded up.

    Heating is treated as a continuous load.

    That would be #2 wire.

    For a 50-foot run I would also whip out the voltage drop formula and make sure...
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    I think the point was being made was that the...

    I think the point was being made was that the help should have been asked for before replacing what was probably a perfectly good compressor.

    So... if you have a space that is hot with high...
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    The 90-degree adapter is so you can reach inside...

    The 90-degree adapter is so you can reach inside the unit and sprayed directly on the inside of the condenser coil.
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