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08-03-10, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By mjb

You can spin this with "what the market bears" BS...

You can spin this with "what the market bears" BS all you want. I am not buying it. We are not talking about moonlighters here, if you were not aware. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HVAC PROS WHO SET RATES...
07-31-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By mjb

Let me get this right. The government allows the...

Let me get this right. The government allows the HVAC pros to literally con the public because of said government regulations. Are you serious? My original question about "depending on the customer"...
07-30-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By mjb

WOW! At those rates, you can stay right where you...

WOW! At those rates, you can stay right where you are as far as I'm concerned. And that statement, "depending on the customer", is the main reason why people do not trust the HVAC industry and...
07-30-10, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,563
Posted By mjb

Give me a break. That little black thing is not...

Give me a break. That little black thing is not the compressor and anyone on this site with any HVAC knowledge knows it. A contactor costs $50 max. A lot better then a tech who will con, rip, and...
07-28-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,563
Posted By mjb

Replace the contactor. Remember to TURN POWER OFF...

Replace the contactor. Remember to TURN POWER OFF TO THE SYSTEM before replacing.
07-07-10, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By mjb

k. So insulating the area is the next step. I was...

k. So insulating the area is the next step. I was somewhat concerned because I do not recall seeing condensation in years past.
07-07-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By mjb

plenum condensation

The connectiion point where the supply plenum and air handler meet, on an upflow heat pump, is sweating. The system is performing extremely well. The return temp is 71 and the suppy temp 52. I was...
10-12-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By mjb

Enable Low Speed Fan Heating?

Goodman 5 Ton CPLT60 Heat Pump
AEPF Variable Speed Air Handler

My question regards system wiring configuration on page 4, http://www.acdirect.com/xcart/images/products/IO-287.PDF, relating to...
Replies: 1
Views: 736
Posted By mjb

Dryer Venting

Is it ok to run the dryer ducting through the floor and out the crawlspace brick foundation wall?
05-03-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,489
Posted By mjb

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/mjbxx1999...

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/mjbxx1999/drain.jpg

Is it possible that the drain that is utilized is considered the primary drain and capped drain would be considered the secondary...
05-03-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,489
Posted By mjb

Condensate Drain

I just added a P trap to the condensate drain outlet, as per manufacturer installation and operating instructions on page 9, http://www.smarterwayinc.us/refLIB/Goodman/1255/aruf/IO-230.pdf,on the...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,198
Posted By mjb

"You might want to put a small block off behind...

"You might want to put a small block off behind the other grills or this one. To balance the system."

Ed, could you clarify what you mean by "block off"? I am unsure what this would entail.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,198
Posted By mjb

Add New Return

I would like to add a return in the hallway of the house.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t173/tact1999/ReturnBox.jpg

The return box is centered above and below the subfloor. The three...
04-24-07, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,331
Posted By mjb

Here is a drawing of proposal. ...

Here is a drawing of proposal.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t173/tact1999/dwv.jpg
04-24-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,331
Posted By mjb

Shower Vent II

My small bath has a single 2" vent pipe for the sink only. The shower and toilet do not have a vent. I have the walls exposed at this time. I believe that the original builder did not run a vent line...
04-22-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,274
Posted By mjb

Its a shame that I have to answer my own question!!!

If anyone is interested, The Zurn brass fittings are compatible with the Watts Cinch Clamp crimping tool and Watts Cinch Clamp stainless steel connectors.
04-18-07, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By mjb

It was "butched in" by the previous...

It was "butched in" by the previous owner.
04-18-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By mjb

Shower Vent

I currently have a shower pan with a 2" s-trap with no vent. Is it OK not to have a vent for a shower drain?
04-15-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,274
Posted By mjb

Watts Cinch Clamp

I have a Watts Cinch Clamp ratcheting crimp tool that utilizes WaterPex Cinch Clamps for which I have.

http://www.wattsreg.com/pdf/1915987.pdf

I would like to know if the Zurn brass Pex...
04-06-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,858
Posted By mjb

This site will explain why. ...

This site will explain why.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/how_to_central/home_clinic/1275531.html
Replies: 5
Views: 8,148
Posted By mjb

Can you elaborate further as to what type of...

Can you elaborate further as to what type of furniture you want to place in front of the existing return vent. It may very well be that you would not have to move the return vent to begin with.
03-15-07, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By mjb

It is always best to run a new wire as opposed to...

It is always best to run a new wire as opposed to splicing into an existing wire. Be sure to always turn the power off before making the move.
03-10-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,769
Posted By mjb

I noticed that your other post mentioned an...

I noticed that your other post mentioned an estimate for a new system. Did you have a HVAC tech look at the existing Heat Pump. There may be something that can be done to fix the existing problem....
03-10-07, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,384
Posted By mjb

It is always best to replace the entire system....

It is always best to replace the entire system. The newer heat pumps have improved vastly over the the last couple of years in relation to SEER and HSPF ratings.
03-08-07, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,035
Posted By mjb

Dismantle the drain and wrap teflon tape on all...

Dismantle the drain and wrap teflon tape on all threaded joints. Now assemble and ensure all joints are tight. It may take some time but the key is to make sure all pipelines are aligned before final...
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