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    Maybe it's done by machine? Have you ever...

    Maybe it's done by machine?

    Have you ever noticed that the muselet on every champagne cork has the exact same number of twists to it?
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    A spark ignitor should always read high ohms as...

    A spark ignitor should always read high ohms as it is an air gap.

    If the ignitor read low ohms - it must be shorted. Bridging maybe?

    If the IFC the thing which creates the sparks?

    PHM...
  3. Can you describe the smell? Does it smell like...

    Can you describe the smell? Does it smell like shittycinnamon by any chance?

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    The compressor capacities are too close to matter...

    The compressor capacities are too close to matter so if there is no temperature drop in the liquid line I think I'd replace the TXV and the drier first.

    With the logic: if you have liquid to...
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    I always did. I use a 'just fits' drill bit...

    I always did.

    I use a 'just fits' drill bit and turn it clock-wise with my fingers as it goes in and out. So I can see if it actually collects anything.

    I like to blow out all the hoses as...
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    Thanks. I didn't know that heat pumps were...

    Thanks. I didn't know that heat pumps were available so early.

    I used to work on a field-built 'heat pump' system that I think was installed about 1950. It heated and cooled the office building...
  7. Who knows anything definitive about medicare ?

    I help a friend of mine with various things and his latest confusion is in regard to medicare. I don't know anything about it and have found that internet-research seems primarily based on someone...
  8. Check at the breaker itself Check the incoming...

    Check at the breaker itself

    Check the incoming legs To the main breaker.

    I have several times come to houses with an open supply leg or defective main breaker and the homeowner hasn't noticed...
  9. Which Ducati do you ride? PHM -------

    Which Ducati do you ride?

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  10. I have done it with AC both systems and also with...

    I have done it with AC both systems and also with refrigeration systems. There is a fair amount of re-engineering effort involved - most of it due to the fact that each of the coils must work well...
  11. When I am on the first floor of my house the...

    When I am on the first floor of my house the support timbers above me are ceiling joists, right? So how come when I go into the second floor of my house the exact same support timbers below me are...
  12. Yes. for one thing; electricians do it...

    Yes.

    for one thing; electricians do it routinely to run wiring in walls. Up to about a 2" hole drilled in the center of a 2 by 4 stud isn't going to impact the strength of the stud in any...
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    No it does not. None of it says anything about...

    No it does not.

    None of it says anything about the net worth of the people leaving or staying in California.
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    Funny you mention that. 13-14 years ago I was...

    Funny you mention that. 13-14 years ago I was somewhat heavily invested in all facets of Coal. Obama ruined all that for me. During the early campaign I heard him say that he was going to outlaw...
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    I am just noting that among people with a 'not...

    I am just noting that among people with a 'not even all that high' net worth - those above a million dollars - are moving out of California and have been for decades. The net-flow of people with...
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    What is green hydrogen? This is the first time I...

    What is green hydrogen? This is the first time I ever seen the term used.

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    No it doesn't. It is just being interpreted as...

    No it doesn't. It is just being interpreted as refuting - but it's actually not even directly related.

    The most important of the words I used were NET and WORTH. People moving to CA to make...
  18. The first thing I would do would be to make sure...

    The first thing I would do would be to make sure it's not Chinese-made copper. Mueller makes good seamless copper.

    You can try heating the copper with a moving torch flame to make sure it's...
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    OK; let's straighten it out then. . The...

    OK; let's straighten it out then. <g>.

    The numbers you list here are accurate. No question. But . . . but let us straighteners look under the surface and consider the quality rather than the...
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    Heat Reclaim used to be a decent way to do it -...

    Heat Reclaim used to be a decent way to do it - but the damned LED craze has sort of screwed up that concept. <g> But large electric boilers are readily available. It seems stupid - but it is...
  21. And well I know it: I own such a basement. ...

    And well I know it: I own such a basement.

    But mine sometimes does not have what I need and this old Robertshaw is a perfect example.

    My question was (is! <g>) an attempt to access all the...
  22. Yes; a 10K thermistor chart would say. But...

    Yes; a 10K thermistor chart would say.

    But even knowing what the control does doesn't tell me what it supposed to do. I want to know if the control is misbehaving - or if it was intended to...
  23. Thanks - but I have no idea how to even begin to...

    Thanks - but I have no idea how to even begin to do that. <g>
  24. That's why I was asking the old fossils here. ...

    That's why I was asking the old fossils here. <g>

    The controls are simple:
    Two 10,000 ohm sensor inputs sensing temperatures.
    Cut-in when TD is 20.
    Cut-out when TD is 5
    Limit cut-out...
  25. Subject: Robertshaw SD31-2003 Let ask the...

    Subject: Robertshaw SD31-2003

    Let ask the question a little differently:

    Does anybody remember any controls made before computerized records keeping?

    That is: when files were sheets of...
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    Well; "sure" would be a little strong - but I do...

    Well; "sure" would be a little strong - but I do 'sort of' know at least some things.

    The last version of the piping did have some check valves and some gate valves. These were eliminated as...
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    How large is this rental property? Where is it...

    How large is this rental property?

    Where is it located on the planet?

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    Just speaking in very basic terms: It is...

    Just speaking in very basic terms:

    It is generally unlikely that the unit now produces more heat than it was designed for.

    So the only other likely culprit is that the heat being produced...
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    Time to check the approach?

    Time to check the approach? <g>
  30. Which reminds me: A man goes to his doctor and...

    Which reminds me:

    A man goes to his doctor and confides says he is deeply depressed. His night-shift job stresses him out and he sees no hope for the future.

    The doctor asks him if he's in a...
  31. I find that the annoyance with her often results...

    I find that the annoyance with her often results in less available stress relief at exactly the point where the annoyance with her has created the added stress you would like to get rid of. It's a...
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    Simple logic would seem to indicate that with a...

    Simple logic would seem to indicate that with a heat sink as large as a planet - any heat added or subtracted to it by a comfort cooling system is only going to have a small effect and very localized...
  33. In the way that I think you mean; no it does...

    In the way that I think you mean; no it does not.

    Now I do find an immense and sustaining joy in Not Having Clutter.

    For example; I buy a house and move into it empty.

    A bed, a...
  34. I am apparently become insane in the presence of...

    I am apparently become insane in the presence of 'mechanical stuff'. When I am away from it I firmly resolve that I will go back and empty the shelves into the trash. When I have things like boxes...
  35. TXV forced full open - charge to target SSH -...

    TXV forced full open - charge to target SSH - what could go wrong? <g>

    Hell; I know an AC tech in Florida who says about TXV's - "wool; ah jus let 'er swang baby'.

    "Takes all kinds" has maybe...
  36. Then, as I see it, you path would be clear. You...

    Then, as I see it, you path would be clear. You should excuse yourself from any interaction with the system.
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    Neither better nor worse I would gauge. If I...

    Neither better nor worse I would gauge.

    If I can I'll make a piping/flow/component sketch tomorrow. I really should have one posted on-site in case I am killed in a horrible elevator accident...
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    You are losing me. What I took out was a...

    You are losing me. <g>

    What I took out was a high efficiency boiler and a indirect tank. A part of that removal was to avoid the storing of any fuel-heated water. The associated losses of...
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    What I have is either DowTherm or DowFrost -...

    What I have is either DowTherm or DowFrost - whichever is propylene glycol.

    From the pressure gauge in the basement to the top of the collector header is about 18-20'. At 24' I would want 10 psi...
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    I do have a water feeder set to 12 lbs. on the...

    I do have a water feeder set to 12 lbs. on the system - but it is generally valved off because I don't want a small leak to go un-noticed, especially while I am away, and then end up with a system of...
  41. OK; I'll start setting them aside for you.

    OK; I'll start setting them aside for you.
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    What would you suggest I do as an alternative...

    What would you suggest I do as an alternative design? How would you do it?
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    I can too. ) And you made me think of a...

    I can too. <g>)

    And you made me think of a scenario where the bottom of the highest collector-header is 'rivering' sufficient liquid flow to have the full 4 GPM flow rate - but with vapor above...
  44. Weirdly I think: If he were staying - I'd...

    Weirdly I think: If he were staying - I'd replace the leaking part and say Merry Christmas to him.

    But I hesitate in this instance here because the favor is nothing of that sort. The buyer is...
  45. Any of you all finding a success in this forum ?

    I have a big pile of stuff that seems less-then-common to me sitting around. I have new chiller controls, flow switches, voltage/phase monitor/safeties, 1 ton to 150 ton TXV's, horizontal screw...
  46. Anybody remember any controls made before the internet ?

    The one I am interested in knowing SOA protocol details about is a Robertshaw SD31-2003

    Any other antiques here? <g>
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    I have long thought that name improper as well....

    I have long thought that name improper as well. <g>

    I generally say "Water Heater" because "Hot Water Maker" seems archaic or something.

    But "hot water heater" seems to be the most commonplace...
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    What I am using is a: Robertshaw Solar...

    What I am using is a: Robertshaw Solar Commander. M.# SD31-2003.

    There are two 10,000 ohm sensor inputs.
    The switching is Single Pole Single Throw (just on/off)

    On the insider of the cover,...
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    On Sunday, in bright early afternoon NJ fall sun,...

    On Sunday, in bright early afternoon NJ fall sun, with a 74 ambient, I found I got 12,000 BTU’s per hour.

    (500 x 4gpm x 6 TD)

    Of course that would be near-perfect solar exposure (the apex of...
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    But how long does Legionella take to get...

    But how long does Legionella take to get dangerous? I ask because all the water in even my 160 gallon system would get replaced every day or so, wouldn't it?

    And besides that: wouldn't any...
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