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  1. Long term friend... is an engineer... and the...

    Long term friend... is an engineer... and the past Georgia state president of Mensa (the brainbud society)...

    He used to say: All one has to do, to run a Mensa party... is throw out something...
  2. My friend... The guys at Htalk... can turn a...

    My friend...

    The guys at Htalk... can turn a sheet metal screw... into 10 pages... :)

    Get your post count up... and get into PRO... that is where the fun is!
  3. The major thing... is to lower the 'surge' load...

    The major thing... is to lower the 'surge' load when the power comes on...

    Turn your AC OFF at the thermostat... if you have a pool, turn off the pool pumps.

    Then after the power comes on...
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    It looks like the FP probes are winning out...

    It looks like the FP probes are winning out here...

    Question... I tend to wear out the gaskets in hose ends... I use short hoses with valves on the end of my regular hoses... get new ones every...
  5. Thread: Tools

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    I am partial to the Appion vacuum gauge... yeah,...

    I am partial to the Appion vacuum gauge... yeah, it is pricey... it works well... and is TUFF!
    One thing... the display does NOT like sunshine... it will go blank for hours if you leave it face up...
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    I agree... just flush it... I prefer RX11... just...

    I agree... just flush it... I prefer RX11... just my preference.

    Braze the LL and SL together at the inside... then braze the LL to the service valve outside...
    Connect the flush can to the LL...
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    Good question... Mostly... folks have (as far...

    Good question...

    Mostly... folks have (as far as I can tell)... have accepted the idea of flowing N2 when brazing...
    There are still folks that do not... and argue strongly it is a waste... ...
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    Just guessing... There is a small pile of dirt...

    Just guessing...

    There is a small pile of dirt at each anchor point....
    If those were the screw in the ground type of anchors... no need for any digging.

    So... I am thinking the HO planted...
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    Thought about you over the weekend... concerned...

    Thought about you over the weekend... concerned you were gonna get hit by the storm...
    Good to hear it missed you...

    Sorry for the folks that were not so fortunate... :(

    If I were in...
  10. I am not sure I want to get mixed up with that...

    I am not sure I want to get mixed up with that guy in your avatar... :grin2:

    You have mail... :)

    Edit... only PRO members are eligible for PM's...
    Sorry... did not look at your membership...
  11. One thing for sure... I would not do that with a...

    One thing for sure... I would not do that with a single stage... unless it is a small load... with lots of return capacity and a bypass.
    BTW, I prefer the EWC panels also, along with the EWC...
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    They definitely do not make them like that...

    They definitely do not make them like that anymore...
    Specifically the coils (both outside and inside)!
  13. One think I liked about Rheem and ThermalZone......

    One think I liked about Rheem and ThermalZone... just pull a couple of molex plugs... and the blower with the board slides out.
    The AlliedAir products I sell (Lennox clones)... one has to do some...
  14. I was still doing some systems at 65... mostly by...

    I was still doing some systems at 65... mostly by myself...
    75K 80% with 2.5T... is the most common system around here.

    Would take the blower out to get the furnace to the 2nd floor, then push it...
  15. I had not thought about that... If I was going...

    I had not thought about that...

    If I was going to make up metal plenums (or ductwork)... one could cut it on a table with that...
    But then... my workbench is wood... and that does not sound like...
  16. How old are you... grin... I will be 70...

    How old are you... grin...

    I will be 70 soon... it is setting in on me...
    If I have a system change to do... and yard work to do...
    I have to choose which one gets done first... then take off a...
  17. Arthritis... :D

    Arthritis... :D
  18. Keep it up... and... Mr Author Ites... Will...

    Keep it up... and...

    Mr Author Ites...

    Will come live with you... :grin2:
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    I think it is gonna take more than some play time...

    I think it is gonna take more than some play time in the winter...

    To get there... ^^^

    Grin
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    My parents gave me piano lessons for a few years...

    My parents gave me piano lessons for a few years when I was young...

    I let it lapse...

    Then when I was college age, I played with (not really playing) a guitar... lost interest.

    When Dad...
  21. I wish my pool was like that... Swim season...

    I wish my pool was like that...

    Swim season is about to end...
    We have some warm temps this week...
    Swam last evening, will swim today and tomorrow...
    Then air temps go down... and the pool...
  22. Honestly... I do not have any technical...

    Honestly... I do not have any technical information... Mr Google is your friend...

    I own a pool... it is kinda indoors, in that it has a fiberglass roof over it.

    I 'suspect'... that the ground...
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    A word of advise... Variable capacity...

    A word of advise...
    Variable capacity equipment... more so an AC or HP (variable or MOD furnaces do not have this issue as much)...
    ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE proper ductwork... or you are going to have...
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    Pipe organs are really cool things... the larger,...

    Pipe organs are really cool things... the larger, the more cool!
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    Generally... if one plans to stay in their home...

    Generally... if one plans to stay in their home long term...
    The place to start... is with an energy audit of their home structure.
    Lots of things can lower the heat gain or heat loss... thus...
  26. I know this is not the answer folks like to...

    I know this is not the answer folks like to hear...

    However...

    The heating and cooling system in ones home:
    *Uses over half your energy bills...
    *Is the one appliance that runs 24/7...
    *And...
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    Just thinking out loud here... I wonder... if...

    Just thinking out loud here...

    I wonder... if a failing capacitor could cause this...
    Just a small blip in the cap... and the compressor would slow down for an instant... and start backwards.
    ...
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    From what I read in the linked home...

    From what I read in the linked home information... it appears 30K BTU is more in line with required AC capacity needed.

    I noted that the OP said the units are only available in even tons... and...
  29. Same here... There is a story behind this......

    Same here...

    There is a story behind this... too long for now...
  30. Ahhh... a Cabernet... That is my preferred wine!...

    Ahhh... a Cabernet...
    That is my preferred wine!

    Merlot's are too strong (leave me with a sulfides headache)...
    Whites Pinos and Blushes and Zin's are too sweet...
    Cabernet's are just right.
    ...
  31. Yeah... I used to have that rule also... 6...

    Yeah... I used to have that rule also...
    6 pack... bottle of wine... however far I got into a bottle...

    Sad thing is... as the years piled on... I realized that was not gonna work.

    Somewhere...
  32. I have a hard rule... have not broken it in...

    I have a hard rule... have not broken it in literally decades...

    It is the rule of one!

    ONE beer...
    ONE glass of wine...
    ONE mixed drink...
    ONE... and ONLY ONE!

    You see... the problems...
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    yeah, I was not gonna say anything... However...

    yeah, I was not gonna say anything...

    However as noted in an earlier post...

    Engineering principles do not change...

    Just sometimes applications do.
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    While principles of engineering do not change......

    While principles of engineering do not change...
    The application does!

    What we used as a 'rule of thumb'... for decades...
    May or may not apply to a specific piece of equipment or application.
    ...
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    IMO... there are 2 questions you need to be...

    IMO... there are 2 questions you need to be asking yourself:

    First... how long will you be in the house???
    Long term, you may appreciate subtle differences that make the house more comfortable......
  36. I have a couple of those in the storage shed......

    I have a couple of those in the storage shed... not sure if they will ever get used... :)

    NEST is NOT a good stat... I would return it...
    And when you get a new system... get a REAL stat... :)
  37. Folks that wait until the end of the day to call...

    Folks that wait until the end of the day to call (or the end of Friday)...
    And expect to not pay an after hours charge...

    Folks that think we work for wages...

    Folks who have $250K worth of...
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    If the system is 'over-shooting' the...

    If the system is 'over-shooting' the thermostat... then there is either a load issue or the zone board is not telling the unit what to do (properly).

    What I mean by load issue: is it possible...
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    Did the piston look like a short piece of brass...

    Did the piston look like a short piece of brass tubing with threads on both ends???
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    Fluctuations = non condensibles... No option...

    Fluctuations = non condensibles...

    No option other than to replace the refrigerant... or the system.
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