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  1. That is what I did - but where will all my...

    That is what I did - but where will all my children and grandchildren live? <g>

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    That is not my memory for it - and how would...

    That is not my memory for it - and how would pre-chilling the evaporator increase efficiency?

    My recollection is that the blower would run for a few minutes after the condensing unit shut off. I...
  3. In NJ the electric company had a program called...

    In NJ the electric company had a program called The Saver's Club. I enrolled in it and they sent somebody out to give me new disconnects, new whips, and a control box for each unit. They did a very...
  4. Massive mosquito problem - what do you all do ?

    My yard in NJ never had mosquitos - but now there are literally clouds of them. Thinking about it; the increase seems to parallel the growth of my bamboo hedge - but it would be anything as I have...
  5. I did like that film - but all I can remember...

    I did like that film - but all I can remember about now is the weight-powered ceiling fan, the big ice machine, and the fact that George Costanza from the Jerry Seinfeld show was in it. <g>

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    Both timers provide a period of time that the...

    Both timers provide a period of time that the equipment does not run.

    DOM - This timer puts the off-time at the beginning of the run-cycle.

    DOB - This timer puts the off-time at the end of the...
  7. I set out to build solar powered AC for my house....

    I set out to build solar powered AC for my house. As I cannot build PV panels but I can build heat transfer equipment I wanted to build an absorption type refrigeration system for the purpose. ...
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  9. That would be the simplest; a single pump and so...

    That would be the simplest; a single pump and so forth. You would have to arrange to stop the glycol pump and start the indoor fan on a call for cooling - to defrost the indoor coil as it would...
  10. I've worked with Colmac but I prefer...

    I've worked with Colmac but I prefer Chester-Jenson.

    Here's some reading material for you:

    https://thomastswan.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/article-5-direct-refrigerant-systems.pdf

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  11. First: would it have been more helpful all...

    First: would it have been more helpful all around to just say what you wanted to accomplish in the first place? <g>

    Your concept is good but less practical in application because cooling glycol...
  12. Where are you located? I have a bunch of stuff...

    Where are you located? I have a bunch of stuff you will need for that project - you can have it. And I'll sketch out the build design for you.

    Sorry; I see now that you are 3000 miles from the...
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    My leases have a clause which says that if the...

    My leases have a clause which says that if the rented space is deemed to be uninhabitable, by either party, both parties agree that the lease immediately terminates and the tenant agrees to...
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    You're a good man Gen. But you must always...

    You're a good man Gen. But you must always strictly discipline yourself to avoid over-caution. It is a weakness that must be beaten back. Stop doubting yourself.

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    So how's the Klan these days? Yes; the...

    So how's the Klan these days? <g>

    Yes; the correct capacitor is required.

    No; the incorrect capacitor cannot be substituted without the risk of damaging the unt.

    The problem I see for...
  16. Lacking a good wire stripper I carve / slice the...

    Lacking a good wire stripper I carve / slice the insulation off with a knife. Like whittling a stick end sharp? Especially on solid core to prevent leaving a scratch / ridge on the copper...
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    I have always puzzled about that - it doesn't...

    I have always puzzled about that - it doesn't seem that ice could 'crush' by encircling. It seems like it would have to be reacting Against something in order to push inward. But if that was the...
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    Oh. That is not what I would have done. How...

    Oh. That is not what I would have done. How many passes were disabled by this repair?

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    Yes. It was ice. Pump down and isolate the...

    Yes. It was ice. Pump down and isolate the evap, cut back the fins to find round tubing and add two 90's, two street 90º, and a short length of tubing to replace the flattened areas.

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    The one with the greater capacity would win. ...

    The one with the greater capacity would win.

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  21. Hey; check out this cool chart I found. ...

    Hey; check out this cool chart I found.

    https://www.brighthubengineering.com/hvac/41264-how-to-use-psychrometric-chart/

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    Is there forced ventilation of the space? Do you...

    Is there forced ventilation of the space? Do you operate that when not heating or cooling?

    Where is all the moisture coming from? NJ typically has low-ish RH during spring and fall.

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    What happens with the RH% trending if you run the...

    What happens with the RH% trending if you run the AC ?

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  24. A 5000 BTU window unit compressor is not going to...

    A 5000 BTU window unit compressor is not going to be 5000 BTU's at any glycol chiller temperature that operates below about 50º.

    What you want is a beer line chiller. I'm not sure what "a ton of...
  25. That is absolutely true. PHM -------

    That is absolutely true.

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  26. Yes; but that doesn't make my observations and...

    Yes; but that doesn't make my observations and opinion any less valid. Nor does it support your statement that 'the effect of last month's brownie' is "nonsense". <g>

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    Leak checking with vacuum has the same efficacy...

    Leak checking with vacuum has the same efficacy as pressure testing with 14.7 lbs of nitrogen pressure on the system. A nice dab of nylog will seal an inward leak at that pressure differential. <g>...
  28. I used to agree with this but I've changed my...

    I used to agree with this but I've changed my mind over the last few years.

    I have friends who smoked pot recreationally for years and I found their overall demeanor and performance fairly...
  29. I've had it tried on me but I always had the...

    I've had it tried on me but I always had the superior bargaining chip. Which is that I can do anything and I can do it for anybody who is willing to pay me. If it's not you boss - no problem and no...
  30. That's what got my attention too. And even...

    That's what got my attention too.

    And even more so the part that it was available "again". <g>

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    Has she had any tear ducts blocked already? That...

    Has she had any tear ducts blocked already? That is often a first reaction to the problem you describe.

    What was the surgery exactly? Do you know the actual procedure performed?

    Was the...
  32. You need to clean it / have it cleaned and...

    You need to clean it / have it cleaned and inspected internally.

    The condensate water is intended to drain towards the outdoor coil. For several decades now the condensate water ends up in a...
  33. I'm sort of surprised that it got a 90 rather...

    I'm sort of surprised that it got a 90 rather than the more traditional kink.

    Are you sure it's a Chinese Restaurant? Where is all the grease and oil puddled and running everywhere?

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  34. Let's have a show of hands. Will Spy Guy...

    Let's have a show of hands.

    Will Spy Guy take up the small task of learning some basic pneumatic control logic and application? Or that of enlisting the help of someone who already knows it?
    ...
  35. In a technical forum especially; I read posts in...

    In a technical forum especially; I read posts in sequence. I tend to answer the first post/question without going further because I don't want to be influenced by what others might post.

    Plus; ...
  36. What am I? Clairvoyant? How would I know what's...

    What am I? Clairvoyant? How would I know what's in post ten from reading what's in post one? <g>

    Actually when I got to your post I was going to credit you with beating me to the finish line but...
  37. This assumption you state is incorrect. The...

    This assumption you state is incorrect. The problem is that you do not understand the design, nor how what you have in front of you deviates from the design intent.

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  38. What you describe is not how it was ever supposed...

    What you describe is not how it was ever supposed to work.

    It's not either/or - not an on/off thermostat - and if it is the people who last worked on it created that obviously incorrect...
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    Rise and fall timed in seconds? Result...

    Rise and fall timed in seconds? Result multiplied by three?

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    Thanks for the unequal capacitors wired in series...

    Thanks for the unequal capacitors wired in series calculator.

    Do you have one for unequal capacitors wired in parallel ?

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    Well how about that? We're getting to be...

    Well how about that? We're getting to be neighbors. Tarpon, then Holiday, then Port Richey, now Hudson, and then on to Aripika. How much further can Homosassa be? <g>

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  42. I gotta tell ya - 5.5 tons seems damned excessive...

    I gotta tell ya - 5.5 tons seems damned excessive for the residential comfort cooling you've described. And in Rhode Island? <g>

    Knowing only what you've said here my forced-guess would be about...
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    R-13 was never inexpensive. R-13 was $100. when...

    R-13 was never inexpensive. R-13 was $100. when R-22 was $2. <g>

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  44. No; but I sure as hell would tell him to put a...

    No; but I sure as hell would tell him to put a bigger bilge pump in! <g>

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    Head pressure: 400 lbs. Condenser air in: 140º...

    Head pressure: 400 lbs.
    Condenser air in: 140º F. I guess
    Condenser air out: what; about 160º F. I am guessing?
    LSC is: 30º F. - so the system has plenty of refrigerant in it
    Suction...
  46. Dade County - For a window to be certified as...

    Dade County -

    For a window to be certified as hurricane impact resistant, it must pass various testing, dependent on it's intended use. The Florida Building Code outlines the two most common...
  47. Pretty much all you can buy in Florida are Dade...

    Pretty much all you can buy in Florida are Dade County rated. Usually called Hurricane Windows. As they are all you can legally install under permit.

    If you are willing to shop in a south...
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    Were the 45's the only capacitors you had? Do...

    Were the 45's the only capacitors you had?
    Do you carry a 'combining capacitors' calculator?

    Almost always you can duplicate what you Need by combining capacitors that you Have.

    Left with no...
  49. Stuff doesn't loosen up unless they want it to. ...

    Stuff doesn't loosen up unless they want it to.

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  50. I think I was on a video-sting like that twice. ...

    I think I was on a video-sting like that twice. Very obvious things were wrong - like a wire on the wrong terminal or something. I think one was an inducer motor unplugged. Maybe the W screw well...
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