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    Why was the vapor barrier installed? Was the...

    Why was the vapor barrier installed?
    Was the crawl space too humid and getting mold growth?

    This seems insane and unhealthy.

    I have seen cond drip into crawl spaces only in the low end trailer...
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    Our local jewelry store does clock repair. They...

    Our local jewelry store does clock repair. They are 3rd generation family owned.
    IIWM, I would look for something similar where you are.
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    My handiest tool for coil cleaning is a washing...

    My handiest tool for coil cleaning is a washing wand. Picked it up in a wholesale house.
    It is about 30" long, aluminum tube with female hose end and the other end is flattened with pin holes on...
  4. Check the wiring diagram for the control board. ...

    Check the wiring diagram for the control board. Should be obvious, look for "HUM" connection, might be next to EAC connection.
  5. I think it was used so you could pass the lower...

    I think it was used so you could pass the lower heating motor lead thru the sensor/relay and engage the humidifier only during heating, would automaticity keep it off in AC mode.
  6. A very beneficial application of dash cameras is...

    A very beneficial application of dash cameras is on snow plows.
    We have a state site called "Plow Tracker". When the site comes up there is a map of the state and the location of each plow shown by...
  7. Thread: Share Your Story

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    Often the service call is initiated by the wife...

    Often the service call is initiated by the wife or office girl, too hot, too cold etc.
    So I never thought it would get to the point where I satisfy more women at the age of 71 than ever at the age...
  8. Thread: Share Your Story

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    My journey to the trades is rather oh-hum, but I...

    My journey to the trades is rather oh-hum, but I have an interesting story before that.

    In 1969 I was in electrical trade school and it was expected then for everyone to have a part time job while...
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    Most defrost boards have provisions to force a...

    Most defrost boards have provisions to force a defrost.
    That would seem to be the first thing to check....to see if the reversing valve is working.
    See if the outdoor fan stops, does the emergency...
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    I see now the CCH feeding thru the comp windings....

    I see now the CCH feeding thru the comp windings.
    So there was a reason for the 2 pole.

    Many small resi AC's are wired the same way. But only some have a CCH.

    Some old Copeland-matic units...
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    Thanks for that info. Money savings I would...

    Thanks for that info.

    Money savings I would guess. The 2 pole would most likely make it thru the warranty period for materials on commercial products, is that one year or more?

    So, as stated...
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    Yes, in addition to checking the control voltage...

    Yes, in addition to checking the control voltage tap, I would put 3 pole contactors on the compressors , (sizing by the inductive (motor load) rating of the contactor).
    Are the cond fans running...
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    Low control voltage causing chatter.....when not...

    Low control voltage causing chatter.....when not being observed?
    Short cycling, restarting under high head pressure....again not when you are there?

    Now for something completely different;
    When...
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    What is special about the glass cleaner?

    What is special about the glass cleaner?
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    Is this new tank a floor mount with bottom pipe...

    Is this new tank a floor mount with bottom pipe connections?
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    A nursing home with a batch feed commercial...

    A nursing home with a batch feed commercial dishwasher failed on the final rinse cycle for temp. I turned up the electric booster at the DW.
    Still failed. Turned up more to where the relief...
  17. Unplug, empty, open doors for 48 hours... might...

    Unplug, empty, open doors for 48 hours... might clear the drain.
  18. Thread: NEW RHEEM

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    Rheem/Ruud were rectangles up into the 80', 2...

    Rheem/Ruud were rectangles up into the 80', 2 shades of green to distinguish between the two.
    In the early 80's they went to cubes with very square corners, tight component compartment.
    Then back...
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    As far as the T&P venting outside the room out of...

    As far as the T&P venting outside the room out of sight;

    Tenants in an old farm house complained of not enough hot water and high electric bills.
    Checking elements etc, I noticed the T&P's drop...
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    About 18 months ago I could hardly walk. Steps...

    About 18 months ago I could hardly walk. Steps were one at a time shuffle.
    Shopping was only with a cart to hang onto as a walker.

    Doctor said that I need 2 new hips.

    My wife needed massage...
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    Maybe just like the "Pete's Plugs" opening...

    Maybe just like the "Pete's Plugs" opening adaptor that reseals with the pressure on the back side.

    Some just use air rather than N2...special air of course.
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    I used to buy up to 10 loaves of bread from...

    I used to buy up to 10 loaves of bread from "Great Harvest" bread store.
    These loaves would be frozen when I got home.
    They would give you addition freezer bags for double bagging.
    The bags were...
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    There is a twist tie machine that can do that....

    There is a twist tie machine that can do that.
    Maybe there is a reverse on it?
  24. IIWM, I would ask Field Controls or any other...

    IIWM, I would ask Field Controls or any other company that makes them.
    There might have been one with a small (1"or so) knock out opening for standing pilots.
    Otherwise with out the company...
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    Assuming you have a viewing port of the burner,...

    Assuming you have a viewing port of the burner, on the working boiler can you see the sparking at the pilot? Then do you see the same with switching transformers to the "good" boiler.

    If you shut...
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    On the working boiler, can you shut off the pilot...

    On the working boiler, can you shut off the pilot gas and actually see the sparking at the electrodes?

    I had a problem on a small power burner with failure to light.
    Turns out pilot pressure was...
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    Copeland supplier may have a loading dock full of...

    Copeland supplier may have a loading dock full of dead, trade in core, compressors.
    If that part was missing I doubt if it would be missed at the rebuild shop.
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    I have been an electrician for 50+ years. Self...

    I have been an electrician for 50+ years.
    Self employed in very rural area for 40+ years.
    I realized some time ago that electrical is 90% construction and little service work.
    Think of any...
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    That is OK. That expansion tank has a bladder...

    That is OK. That expansion tank has a bladder inside, keeping a precharged amount of air within. The expanding water will push into the other side of the bladder. The 2 should never mix. This...
  30. Multi-wire branch circuits were fairly common in...

    Multi-wire branch circuits were fairly common in the past.
    2 opposing hots and one neutral would give you 2 circuits.
    A 12-3 cable would give you 2 circuits....handy for home runs to a panel as it...
  31. Thread: Not one, but two.

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    In some areas even a supply run into the garage...

    In some areas even a supply run into the garage is questionable.
  32. Thread: Dunkirk

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    Could be a combustion air duct drop in the left...

    Could be a combustion air duct drop in the left corner of the first picture?
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    Do you have an oil burner boiler?

    Do you have an oil burner boiler?
  34. Thread: Dunkirk

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    Looking very good. How responsive are the...

    Looking very good.
    How responsive are the thermometers in that location, out of the water flow inside the piping?
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    I just found in our local museum a pair of (I...

    I just found in our local museum a pair of (I believe) pilot gloves.
    They are long cuffed such as welding gloves of today.

    Dug out some items for school kids in house veteran's day program.
    ...
  36. I have both the Rigid smaller hex wrench and also...

    I have both the Rigid smaller hex wrench and also the Knipex pliers.
    I end up using the hex more as it is more compact and quicker to adjust.
    The hex will even work backwards if need be.
    Say for...
  37. Right angle socket or even the box wrench if...

    Right angle socket or even the box wrench if sheet metal screws were installed and then a wall built next to it.

    For 1/2" unions, a 14" pipe wrench (good aluminiun) and 12" Knipex Alligator...
  38. For tools in the pockets, I have a 6-way...

    For tools in the pockets, I have a 6-way Craftsman screwdriver.
    Still available I think at Ace....good comfty rubber handle.
    The 1/4" & 5/16" ends work good for those tight spots where standard...
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    I had an 85 year old man with a heat pump. He...

    I had an 85 year old man with a heat pump.
    He would end up with the fan "on" and then stuck on emg heat.

    His was a mechanical with levers on the top.
    I drove nails into the paneling so the fan...
  40. In the "old" days most install manuals did tell...

    In the "old" days most install manuals did tell you where to set the heat anticipator in the tstat. Sometimes on the label inside the furnace or even on the gas valve.

    This was the amperage draw...
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    Some HW SV replacements came with a little 4"...

    Some HW SV replacements came with a little 4" extension cable as the originals were too short and required the "matchstick" jam to hold them in place.
    Sounds real hi tech huh?
  42. So after reviewing all the input, my conclusion...

    So after reviewing all the input, my conclusion is that my HVACR 134A would be fine in my car systems....mechanic gets XX per pound here...5-6 times my cost.

    But he has a lot invested in AC...
  43. So is it the consensus that 134A HVACR would work...

    So is it the consensus that 134A HVACR would work fine in Auto use,.....
    but the reverse is not recommended?
    The HVACR gas would have less containments and if oil is needed for auto use it can be...
  44. 134A HVACR versus 134A Automotive.....Difference??

    Is there a difference between what the Auto people use and the type I have??

    Some additive in the Auto type??
  45. Thread: Checking amps

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    Many years ago, Amprobe was the standard clamp on...

    Many years ago, Amprobe was the standard clamp on meter. It was an analog meter.
    Part of their kit included a multiplier ladder block that had 3 windows for testing small current draw. Good at the...
  46. Also....... 9 PM hurts? As a small department we...

    Also....... 9 PM hurts?
    As a small department we have gone out at 3 AM, freezing weather, You stay warm only because the water has frozen on your bunker gear and although you can hardly walk, the...
  47. That is a great attitude adjustment within 24...

    That is a great attitude adjustment within 24 hours.

    Having walked thru quite a few house fires as a firefighter it is just devastating, even without any injuries.
    The loss of everything someone...
  48. If I had left that leak there, I would have done...

    If I had left that leak there, I would have done the repair at any time of day and not clocked in on the company time. But still document that the repair was made.
    Just eat the time...
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    Mini split remote tstats have too much stuff on...

    Mini split remote tstats have too much stuff on them.
    And each brand may have different ones for each model.

    Trying to explain one to a 82 year old to just switch from heat to cool and back...
  50. Thread: Tube delays..

    by RLJN
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    I would guess that is a time delay control....

    I would guess that is a time delay control.
    Looks like bimetallic switch with heater applied.
    Yes, if in a vacuum the contacts would last a long time....pilot duty only.

    HW had a flame guard...
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