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  1. AdrianOmarPerez, are you the guy hiring, or are...

    AdrianOmarPerez, are you the guy hiring, or are you a recruiter/broker? Please be aware of the forum rules...
  2. DeForest/Madison, WI Installers, and service tech openings

    We are a medium size company focusing on new construction multi family, and light commercial. We are looking for up to 3 individuals for installs, and one individual for service. Qualified...
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    I keep a box fan on the truck for this reason. I...

    I keep a box fan on the truck for this reason. I did see a friend of mine use the car battery to "solder" some wiring on the car with a bit of lead from a tire weight he pounded out with a rock. ...
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    I have seen a bunch of old WI boxes where there...

    I have seen a bunch of old WI boxes where there are brackets that go through the back wall and the condenser sits on the same angle iron outside, the evap hangs from it inside. When you replace the...
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    I had an Albinian guy try to get me to hook up a...

    I had an Albinian guy try to get me to hook up a deal like that, and I have actually serviced a small WI cooler that was hooked up to an old Ruud 10 seer condensing unit. It can work, stupid and...
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    Dont get me wrong, I am all for schooling and...

    Dont get me wrong, I am all for schooling and training. I just think your better served to get your hands dirty first. Good work ethic and a willingness to haul ass and pay attention is WAY more...
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    I honestly think everyone should at least start...

    I honestly think everyone should at least start as an installer. It gives you a perspective on how the systems go together, and it is the entry level in HVAC. Going to school without real world...
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    Ventalation in multifamily

    In WI we now have this requirement on multifamily
    Habitable rooms. Habitable rooms without openable windows shall be provided with a balanced mechanical ventilation system producing one air change...
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    Well with three years under your belt your just...

    Well with three years under your belt your just past the " green" stage and hopefully are at the point where you realize that you don't really know much of anything. Now you can start learning for...
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    They sell some really generic splits online for...

    They sell some really generic splits online for less than what a new Mitsu head costs. Probably one of those. Data will be on the outdoor unit, if there is any data
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    Looks good, my only beef would be the placement...

    Looks good, my only beef would be the placement of the switching relay panel where it could easily see water damage down the road, but it looks like they shoved you tight into a corner so I bet you...
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    Manifolds are Wirsbo, pex is a mix of bluefin and...

    Manifolds are Wirsbo, pex is a mix of bluefin and upnor
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    Hey, I have brazed some crazy crap in a pinch, ...

    Hey, I have brazed some crazy crap in a pinch, may not be pretty on the outside, but as long as its clean inside, and well sealed..
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    What is the purpose of the secondary drain with...

    What is the purpose of the secondary drain with that vertical piece of pvc? Looks nice. Good job on the bends.
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    I alwayse wondered when I would see somone run...

    I alwayse wondered when I would see somone run gas in PEX, lol Love the lav shut off too, HA HA HA
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    Is the AH right beneath it Have to have a minumum...

    Is the AH right beneath it Have to have a minumum length of lineset for most units. Could have been too short, so they did a wrap around.
  17. Mitsubishi is the only ductless we will sell. ...

    Mitsubishi is the only ductless we will sell. All the other brands suck balls, and I don't care who is reading this, it's 100% truth. Nice install.
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    I can never seam to get my fiberglass insulation...

    I can never seam to get my fiberglass insulation to look that nice. Granted I only use it on steam boilers, but still, that looks so darn nice and clean.
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    It helped ease the cost of the tool for us by...

    It helped ease the cost of the tool for us by using it for gas pipe jobs on apartment buildings where you have 40+ gas meters to pipe into the building, goes so much faster than cutting and...
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    Again the cost of fittings goes back to the cost...

    Again the cost of fittings goes back to the cost of labor for skilled labor. I think that if you look closely that you will find that at the end of the day it works out to the job costing...
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    I will try that next, but this is the way my...

    I will try that next, but this is the way my brain works. Ladder diagrams are good too, but I haven't atempted to draw one out on tinycad yet
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    805119 Here is the wiring, well at least most...

    805119

    Here is the wiring, well at least most of it. The furnace has 3 zones, and shares 3 of the thermostats. W1 is the boiler, W2 is forced air. There are two kick space heaters and then the...
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    Im really not sure how much time the pro press...

    Im really not sure how much time the pro press saved, but it definitly saved me some soldering in tight spots. It's definatly faster once you get the hang of it, but boy you better be sure of it...
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    I haven't been able to convince anyone to let me...

    I haven't been able to convince anyone to let me do a snow melt yet, I would like to do one some time. People are just so stingy with their $$ lol
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    Weil McLaine ECO with six zones. In floor in...

    Weil McLaine ECO with six zones. In floor in basement, infloor in gypcreet on first floor, infloor in garage, and baseboards on second floor. Plate hx for garage zone to be filled wiht 35% glycol
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    Is it worthy?

    805116805117
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    For our shop: R-RC~red Y1~yellow Y2~orange...

    For our shop:
    R-RC~red
    Y1~yellow
    Y2~orange
    W1~white
    W2~brown
    G~green
    C-BC~blue
    Occ~black
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    Well you could change the CPH or the dif,...

    Well you could change the CPH or the dif, realizing that your comfort level may suffer
  29. The santa fe is a good idea, but if your going to...

    The santa fe is a good idea, but if your going to spend that much you might as well spen some coin and get a ductless split put in. Takes care of most of the humidity and gets your cooling as well.
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    Black Panther.... lame Hacksaw Ridge....very...

    Black Panther.... lame
    Hacksaw Ridge....very good
    Guardians Of the Galaxy..... great
    Deadpool and Deadpool 2....best evers
    and just because....watch all of Red vers Blue by Rooster Teeth
  31. Thread: FLIR CM44

    by Wheelbaron
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    Here is what Im talking about...

    Here is what Im talking about
    https://www.flir.com/products/cm44/?pi_ad_id=%7Bcreative%7D&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7Mn1gOPY2wIVCz1pCh0iAArvEAYYASABEgI_0_D_BwE
  32. Thread: FLIR CM44

    by Wheelbaron
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    FLIR CM44

    Anyone have one of these? One of our guys is looking at getting one.
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    That is a perfectly good air filtration system, I...

    That is a perfectly good air filtration system, I would recomend using the OEM filter for the filter cabinate you have instead of the cheap Menards brand replacement. You will have to figgure out...
  34. You need the right size and type wire, it's very...

    You need the right size and type wire, it's very specific, A lot of guys run it in ro and that is wrong and can leed to problems down the road. You have to check the manual for that unit, but I...
  35. Damn smart if you ask me lol, free labor and get...

    Damn smart if you ask me lol, free labor and get to taste the milk before you buy the cow...whats not to like HA HA
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    All I know is they change their line up fairly...

    All I know is they change their line up fairly often so then when you need parts they are obsoleete and you end up buying a whole new system, but they are so drn cheap that you can throw them away...
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    Sorry man but this is Ask Our Pros, not DIY. If...

    Sorry man but this is Ask Our Pros, not DIY. If your interestied in HVAC then please look into the field, we need more installers and more techs.
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    Trane is switching their line over to the S...

    Trane is switching their line over to the S series slowly, there is still a THUM series comunicating system, but so far in the S Series there is only 2 stage with or without variable speed. That...
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    Here is a thought, ask to see some photos of past...

    Here is a thought, ask to see some photos of past installations. If the guys take pride in their work, they will have taken a few pictures of their favorite jobs over the years, and you will be able...
  40. That is still the normal way to do return air 99%...

    That is still the normal way to do return air 99% of the time. We only run duct or paning is special cases like when there are other things in the cavity like wiring or piping. You should get high...
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    Generaly fine on intake, but big no no on exhaust.

    Generaly fine on intake, but big no no on exhaust.
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    You may have to go to a washable filter, unless...

    You may have to go to a washable filter, unless you want to spend a little $ and get a good air filter system like and Aprilair 2410 or Airbear installed.
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    The Trane condensor model number dosent jive for...

    The Trane condensor model number dosent jive for me, it looks like a 16 SEER single stage? Could it be 4TTR6036J100A? The Trane Furnace is a 2 stage 80% with a variable speed blower.
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    Please call your local building inspector ASAP...

    Please call your local building inspector ASAP and explain the situation to them. You are being scamed and worse this install could easly be unsafe. You came here to ask advise, now please take...
  45. I will throw in a plug for Honneywell 8000 wifi

    I will throw in a plug for Honneywell 8000 wifi
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    But PEX is like spagetti right? This makes me...

    But PEX is like spagetti right? This makes me want to cry. I have yet to see a well installed GEO system that also works well, seems like often you get one or the other but never both, and...
  47. You should get an mechanical engineer to design...

    You should get an mechanical engineer to design this, and make sure you get a local one that knows all the requirements for your state/city. This is not the type of thing you want to have the...
  48. Hell that could have easily have been me. I...

    Hell that could have easily have been me. I stock a lot of caps on the truck, but even so sometimes you don't have the exact one, or you used it on your last call. Heck there are days in the summer...
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    Wayne, which system do you use, and what do you...

    Wayne, which system do you use, and what do you like about it?
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    OK, new take on this, I am contemplating making...

    OK, new take on this, I am contemplating making my own system. Really not much to it without the digital part.
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