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    Thanks. That is very gracious and generous of...

    Thanks. That is very gracious and generous of you.

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    Does that offer go any further? I could use a...

    Does that offer go any further? I could use a change of pace.

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    It's 18:30 Wednesday and my house in Port...

    It's 18:30 Wednesday and my house in Port Charlotte is fine. Where is the eye now?

    BTW: the Pithlachascotee River was almost dry today at the afternoon high tide. People were out walking the...
  4. 1. Any sort of psychrometer would be close enough...

    1. Any sort of psychrometer would be close enough for your purposes.

    2. There is at least a part of your problem. Units remove zero moisture from the air when they are not running. Units don't...
  5. What if they set that stat to 12Ί - then the case...

    What if they set that stat to 12Ί - then the case never gets down to 12Ί - so the control never turns off the compressor?

    Then what happens?

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  6. You my friend are Brilliant! That is a great...

    You my friend are Brilliant! That is a great idea!

    Maybe I Will have to increase my pay - because, I can tell you; as it is now I am frequently on the verge of just quitting this guy and going...
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    I don't have one for Heaven but I think I have...

    I don't have one for Heaven but I think I have the Rapture thing all figured out.

    I am pretty well convinced that The Rapture has already happened. And so of course all The Good Christians are...
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    The Herr Company used to make a wonderful...

    The Herr Company used to make a wonderful self-cleaning humidifier - brilliant design but I'm not sure if they are available any more.

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    The last time I moved a disconnect on a stucco...

    The last time I moved a disconnect on a stucco house I installed a used cable company junction box to cover the hole in the stucco. It has nothing inside but looks perfectly natural being there. <g>...
  10. I do like using Unico. Really excellent quality...

    I do like using Unico. Really excellent quality and performance. I have two systems of my own and am happy about them both. But I do mildly regret not having using a heat pump outdoor unit with...
  11. Easy for you to Say! I've been looking and...

    Easy for you to Say! I've been looking and looking and Looking - and I still haven't found one! <g>
  12. I use UV dye all the time. I have posted on this...

    I use UV dye all the time. I have posted on this website saying so. It can be used in both R-22 and R-410 systems.

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  13. AC units cool and dehumidify the air. They...

    AC units cool and dehumidify the air. They remove moisture from the air by operating the cooling coil below the dew-point of the air moving through the cooling coil. The air leaving the cooling...
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    Six defrosts is good - ALWAYS space them out...

    Six defrosts is good - ALWAYS space them out evenly! Do not try to time them to specific times because the first time the power is out or somebody has a breaker off or whatever - the defrost will...
  15. Information that you can reference? No. ...

    Information that you can reference? No.

    Thermodynamic logic that you can use? Yes.

    The statement / claim that you have heard is somewhat disingenuous. It is true that the warmed soil around...
  16. Increased subcooling will increase the capacity...

    Increased subcooling will increase the capacity of the TXV - but the evaporator superheat will remain at the TXV's set point because the TXV will throttle to compensate for the greater capacity.
    ...
  17. One time I was quoting a packaged unit...

    One time I was quoting a packaged unit replacement. The customer asked about higher efficiency so I called the distributor. They said yes: there was a two-SEER-points higher unit listed. I added...
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    So where the hell is Paul Harvey now that we...

    So where the hell is Paul Harvey now that we really need him?
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    Poll: Check the website address bar above. See...

    Check the website address bar above.

    See where it says: h-v-a-c-t-a-l-k ?

    There's your answer. Lots of free-associative thinkers wandering around in there. <g>

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    Poll: Barbers originally performed surgery as doctors...

    Barbers originally performed surgery as doctors felt it was beneath them.

    Up until about 125 years ago barbers also routinely pulled teeth.

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  21. What are you looking for exactly? Another...

    What are you looking for exactly? Another compressor? Another outside unit?

    What do you want to accomplish?

    BTW: is this system a heat pump or cooling-only?

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  22. What kind of engineer are you? The BTU rating...

    What kind of engineer are you?

    The BTU rating is a function of the system components working in unison to create operating conditions which provide transfer of a certain number of BTU's per hour...
  23. And why would you avoid doing that? PHM...

    And why would you avoid doing that?

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    Thanks! That is nice work. I'll get to look at...

    Thanks! That is nice work. I'll get to look at it again in a few weeks.
  25. When the sacrifice in performance is greater than...

    When the sacrifice in performance is greater than the cost savings afforded by use of SR 90Ί.

    For example: pressure drop curves show that you need 3 5/8" suction line. There is no 3 5/8" copper...
  26. Any leak that results in reduced cooling...

    Any leak that results in reduced cooling performance in less than a month is both readily find-able by any competent tech - and obvious when it is found.

    Have them Show You the exact leak site...
  27. You have an increaser - you need a decreaser. ...

    You have an increaser - you need a decreaser. Any supply house should have one. <g>

    Of course I'm kidding - just use a few inches of 3/4" copper out from the condenser connection and then use the...
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    It's a 2.7 four cylinder and has always run like...

    It's a 2.7 four cylinder and has always run like a fine watch. I don't know how many miles exactly but pushing 200,000 for sure. I do run some Seafoam through it occasionally at random but if there...
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    It's about 1/8" below the full mark. I keep...

    It's about 1/8" below the full mark. I keep waiting for it to get lower so I can add a full quart. It pretty much never uses / loses any oil between changes. I've always used Mobil 1 in it. Every...
  30. Icing up indicates a surface temperature below...

    Icing up indicates a surface temperature below freezing - it doesn't indicate anything about evaporating refrigerant at that point.

    How many BTU's is 177 watts ?

    About 1/4 horsepower, right?
    ...
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    Oh great! So, like pretty much everything else,...

    Oh great! So, like pretty much everything else, it's My Fault! <g>
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    I think I remember that there are 70,000 drops in...

    I think I remember that there are 70,000 drops in a gallon. But maybe that is for water and gasoline is thinner and drips

    No; drops are all pretty much the same physical size as the weigh of...
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    It's a good idea Rex and my former habit is just...

    It's a good idea Rex and my former habit is just a left over from owning antique cars and motorcycles. Direct vented tanks can get warm, exhale fumes, get cold, and then inhale high RH% air. The...
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    But all these things involve fairly clever and...

    But all these things involve fairly clever and elaborate operations in a small neighborhood and in plain view of the street and multiple neighbors either in daylight or under motion activated...
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    I considered that but it would interfere with my...

    I considered that but it would interfere with my 'let's leave it and see if any more disappears' idea. <g>

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    My original assumption was something like that: ...

    My original assumption was something like that: "Huh. Damifino. Fill him up - I've got stuff to do."

    But the second time (now) I know it's not me. <g>

    Nobody is driving the truck. For one...
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    This truck always gets about 15 mpg. So the 4...

    This truck always gets about 15 mpg. So the 4 mpg caught my eye. <g> But casually assuming I had screwed up somehow, the guy filled the gas tank, gauge said full, and off I went. And subsequent...
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    Who is stealing my gas ?

    2007 Toyota Tacoma w/ 2.7 engine.

    I always fill the gas tank before I leave the truck sitting. Which happens a couple of times per year. Left it this past April and when I got back in July the...
  39. Or preferably; by mis-adventure.

    Or preferably; by mis-adventure.
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    Packaged equipment tends to have undersized (by...

    Packaged equipment tends to have undersized (by proper refrigeration piping standards) piping, and the resulting high refrigerant velocities. So oil return is accomplished by turbulence rather than...
  41. Let's review: You don't have elevated mold...

    Let's review:

    You don't have elevated mold problems.

    You don't have dirty ducts.

    You don't have dirty HVAC equipment.

    Running the indoor blower does not cause you respiratory distress.
  42. I built an industrial grade ozone generator...

    I built an industrial grade ozone generator (about 15,000 mgh) and it runs in my house for an hour every day at noon when I am out working. But the time 5-6-7-8 rolls around and I get back all the...
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    They make roadside guard rails from it now don't...

    They make roadside guard rails from it now don't they?
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    Unico maybe?

    Unico maybe?
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    88% RH supply air suggests that there is either...

    88% RH supply air suggests that there is either excess air flow across the cooling coil, return air is bypassing the cooling coil, or a portion of the cooling coil is not below the dew point of the...
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    After the system has been running for an hour can...

    After the system has been running for an hour can you please catch all the condensate water over a period of time? Say 15 or 30 minutes. Then measure the volume in fluid ounces and post the results...
  47. Cabs and Merlots are heavy, 'meaty', full-bodied...

    Cabs and Merlots are heavy, 'meaty', full-bodied wines. Cold weather, fireplace, etc. - that's The Time.

    Hot weather is a chilled Chardonnay or better; a Pouilly-Fuissι. Or mayyyybe a...
  48. It is too damned hot to be drinking a Cab these...

    It is too damned hot to be drinking a Cab these days.

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  49. An old woman last night trotted that out for me. ...

    An old woman last night trotted that out for me. I was coughing and she said: Do you need a drink? I nodded yes and she brought a bottle of that bourbon and a bottle of chardonnay. I chose the...
  50. I quit drinking all the time. Usually after two...

    I quit drinking all the time. Usually after two but sometimes after a few more than that. What day is this? Saturday I think? I quite drinking on Thursday I think but a delightful woman called me...
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