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    Monster - Try getting up and first thing take...

    Monster -

    Try getting up and first thing take a caffeine tablet. And another at lunch if the Monsters are all pleading with you. Each one is about 200mg - about as much as a cup or decent...
  2. Do you hear air rushing noise? Or do you hear...

    Do you hear air rushing noise?

    Or do you hear the blower noise?

    If air noise - there is a small hope that the air flow can be reduced without compromising the system's performance.

    If...
  3. TrueBlue, You asked (or at least hinted around...

    TrueBlue,

    You asked (or at least hinted around about <g>) the differing costs of what probably seems to you to be about the same job. On this forum it is often said that comparing prices is...
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    Oh; I didn't know that - I pull meters pretty...

    Oh; I didn't know that - I pull meters pretty frequently.

    Which reminds me of a funny story -

    I am often busy and distracted and let's face it; some things I am not at all good at. <g> One...
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    I don't care but I wanted to mention what a great...

    I don't care but I wanted to mention what a great name you have. You sure won't have to change it when you make a movie or become a great author! What a great 'ring' it has. Especially if you say...
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    I'd first pull the meter and make sure all...

    I'd first pull the meter and make sure all connections are clean and tight and well lubed with No-Ox. Including the meter stabs and sockets

    Same with the main breaker.

    Does the main breaker...
  7. What did the heat load calculations say was...

    What did the heat load calculations say was required for heating and cooling?

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  8. Yes; I have some suggestions: Stop getting the...

    Yes; I have some suggestions: Stop getting the horse ahead of the cart here.

    There are plenty of heat loss/gain calculators available online. Some of them are even free.

    Get yourself a good...
  9. 3.5 tons??? Condo??? Just how Big is this...

    3.5 tons???

    Condo???

    Just how Big is this condo exactly?

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  10. Rain means nothing at all in any regard to an...

    Rain means nothing at all in any regard to an internal component - which the HX is.

    It is my opinion that a SS HX is always preferable in all situations.

    It is my opinion that a SS HX is...
  11. I am getting a little confused myself. ...

    I am getting a little confused myself. <g>


    You originally posted: " . . . . I thought that the stainless steel HX recommendation was due to the placement of the heat exchanger after the cooling...
  12. http://cpmfab.com/used-machinery-glassmaster-ductb...

    http://cpmfab.com/used-machinery-glassmaster-ductboard-cutting-machine.htm
  13. If the heat exchanger is downstream from the...

    If the heat exchanger is downstream from the cooling coil - the heat exchanger rusts out because water condenses on it during the cooling season - not because rain water gets into the unit.

    PHM...
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    Not exactly. AC systems are not designed for...

    Not exactly. AC systems are not designed for fast temperature reduction. There is a good reason for this - but let's be brief for right now.

    So your best chance of success (with what I...
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    Have you tried setting the old unit's...

    Have you tried setting the old unit's thermostat's FAN switch to the 'on' position to equalize the temperature throughout the condo?

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    Let me fix that for you:

    Let me fix that for you:
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    Of course you are right about the potential for...

    Of course you are right about the potential for trapping water.

    But after I stared at the pic for a while what came to me is: so what? The trapped water wouldn't make any difference. Any...
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    I have some experience - but I'm not sure I can...

    I have some experience - but I'm not sure I can be a huge help to you. <g>

    I like Water Furnace and find their parts really inexpensive. So much so that I have often bought them to repair other...
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    Your question reminded me of a home I used to...

    Your question reminded me of a home I used to work on. Built in the forties too - right after WWII. Originally it had an oil fired furnace in the basement and no return air duct at all. There was...
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    Very likely because the contractor Did want the...

    Very likely because the contractor Did want the sale and the easy installation of the equipment. The contractor did Not want the hard work of convincing the unknowing customer to invest...
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    Aren't the various limits and wiring behind the...

    Aren't the various limits and wiring behind the side covers? Actually just one on them - but I couldn't remember which one. <g>

    BTW: if you ask and I tell - you can count on the fact that I am...
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    I thought my advice to you was sound. What was...

    I thought my advice to you was sound. What was incorrect or otherwise bad about it?

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    Wow; I just quit last night and I'm about ready...

    Wow; I just quit last night and I'm about ready to get back to it already.
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    If you use a ricky glass and add 3 ounces of...

    If you use a ricky glass and add 3 ounces of lemon juice it becomes astonishingly more tasty.
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    Take the side covers off.

    Take the side covers off.
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    The one in me says: edge-pinning and concrete...

    The one in me says: edge-pinning and concrete glue works wonders. <g>
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    Undercharged is where I would look first.

    Undercharged is where I would look first.
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    That's something like I said in post #11. ...

    That's something like I said in post #11. <g>

    I have never repaired a clock but that was true of a lot of other things before I fixed them too. It's just a machine.

    I have no doubt that I...
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    If the piping is done to refrigeration standards...

    If the piping is done to refrigeration standards - with proper velocities and minimized pressure drops - proper traps are a good idea in regard to oil return.

    But for comfort cooling the effects...
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    In France the floor at 'street level' is called...

    In France the floor at 'street level' is called "ground" - with the floor above it called "first". This may also be true elsewhere in Europe and UK. It's a little odd (to an American) coming back...
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    Correct me if I'm wrong - but it seems to me that...

    Correct me if I'm wrong - but it seems to me that 228,000 watts equals 777,480 BTU's per day. Divided by 24 hours equals 32,395 BTU's being added to the conditioned space every one of the 24 hours...
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    It's a long story with what I am sure is an...

    It's a long story with what I am sure is an unexpected ending - but it's a lot to write out so I'll just tell you the prelude for now.

    The clock in question is a mahogany 1929 Seth Thomas. It...
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    I guess I am choosing the route illustrated by...

    I guess I am choosing the route illustrated by your pic of the cuckoo. <g>

    I gave it some thought and applied my lifelong logic: WTH? It's just a machine. A man built it - this man can fix it....
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    Does that system have a name? Is it a solid...

    Does that system have a name?

    Is it a solid line which gets pulled into the existing soil line?

    Is it some kind of coating which gets applied and then hardens to form a pipe liner?

    How...
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    How far from the tee to the bathroom outlet? ...

    How far from the tee to the bathroom outlet?

    What you could try in the short term is to use a big shop vac to suck the fallen-in dirt out of the failed-tee area to allow air flow.

    The in-floor...
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    Poll: How much of an electrical cost did you have?

    How much of an electrical cost did you have?
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    Anybody repair clocks ?

    I have a 1929 ST camel with a 113 - was a 124 before the so-called clock shop switched it on me - anyway:

    Before I get off on a tangent by telling The Whole Story . . . . anybody?
  38. If this were me I would have whoever services the...

    If this were me I would have whoever services the boiler inject fluorescent dye into the boiler system and then within a few weeks have a better gauge of how extensive the leaking issue is.

    A...
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    Square area is not the primary factor in fluid...

    Square area is not the primary factor in fluid dynamics. And air is a fluid.

    For example: 1000 CFM through a 20 x 8 duct - OK.

    So to get the same air flow performance - 1000 CFM - through a...
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    Sorry. Just forget I said anything.

    Sorry. Just forget I said anything.
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    I have found that sizing an R-407C piston as if...

    I have found that sizing an R-407C piston as if the system were pumping R-22 has always been adequate.

    What are you wanting to do?

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  42. Thinking further / upon even further reflection -...

    Thinking further / upon even further reflection - I can't see any benefit (in this situation) to have equal flow through the dual 2" PVC exhaust runs.

    And; a 2" long radius 90 ell used to...
  43. First: have them use TWO 3 x 3 x 2 tees - so...

    First: have them use TWO 3 x 3 x 2 tees - so they have two places to attach the dual 2" pipe runs.

    The stubbed/capped end is based on a capped 3" 'header' arrangement - to provide equal flow...
  44. Tell them to run two parallel 2" runs to the...

    Tell them to run two parallel 2" runs to the outside.

    3" header off the furnace and two 3 x 3 x 2 tees - then a stub out to a cap on the end.

    I have never done 1 1/2" - so I don't know how many...
  45. To be fair Dan - you have to take at least some...

    To be fair Dan - you have to take at least some blame - you did carefully avoid telling him where the fix-it switch is. <g>

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  46. Yes; now I have. None of the five listings are...

    Yes; now I have. None of the five listings are for companies.

    And so far as my limited abilities go - no contact information is available.

    I wanted to refer someone there to a company here...
  47. Of course not. Thankfully, as I have to reply on...

    Of course not. Thankfully, as I have to reply on the kindness of others for some things; there are those like yourself to graciously help me past my own mindlessness. <g>


    I
  48. Anybody here working in Phoenix Arizona ?

    Anybody here working in Phoenix Arizona ?

    If so; what is the name of your company or the company you work for?
  49. The quick-closing water solenoid valves in the...

    The quick-closing water solenoid valves in the washer are producing a "water hammer" effect. The inertial shock-wave from the fast moving water suddenly stopping it's motion is spiking the water...
  50. A long time ago I worked out of a Plumbers Local...

    A long time ago I worked out of a Plumbers Local - 322 and everybody on the construction jobs would always eat at the closest bar. There were complaints and the older guys said: We'll eat wherever...
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