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    Another Interesting one

    Another interesting one would be Raymond Royal Rifes original machine design. Unfortunately this will likely never be known, due to the Nefarious Forces that destroyed the man and the brilliance of...
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    About Tankless heaters

    Tankless water heaters, no matter gas or electric are one of the Engineering blunders of the century.
    Like a lot of other so called modern " Tek " they are not worth having. This category also...
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    10-4 on the Shade

    I have solved many problems with adding shading. This gets the Solar OFF the case so to speak.

    Star
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    10-4

    Very well spoken Hal.....
  5. Thread: Altitude

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    Correct

    This is absolutely correct, and noted in Air Cooled Refrigeration condensers which are less efficient at elevation. I have noted this for sure at 4500 Ft.
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    Its not just panel cover latches.....

    Its in FACT a whale of a lot of badly engineered hardware that everyone has somehow taken for " normal " when its everything but.
    What these kinds of things do is waste time, money, and attitudes...
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    10-4

    I'll also PASS.

    Star
  8. This is likely

    This is often times what you will find. The entire wattage of the heat array will not be utilized, line voltage will not be landed on the spare elements, and the control circuit that deals with the...
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    My experience

    JR's summary is good.
    Most of my setup experience is with ABB drives. The main thing I have found is the DOCs are horrible are seemingly not written by people who really understand field work. The...
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    Starting Current...

    Back in the 90s when Copeland and Carlyle starting putting the first scroll compressors in residential condensing units, there would, without fail be home owners freaking out about dimming lights on...
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    HVAC Intermittent Problems

    There is a post or response I made somewhere on the forum about something of this nature. My background is I have a Masters License in HVACR and 30 years experience. These kinds of problems can be...
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    Too Many....

    There are TOO MANY, WAY TOO MANY ACRONYMS, and they are becoming bothersome for this reason. There are other aspects about them which make them even more distasteful that there is no need to go into....
  13. Musicians Notes

    This is an aside.
    I was a Musician, having many hours of recording in a studio setting. Most savvy musicians know that most noise issues can be solved by " lifting " the ground on said piece of...
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    HVAC Guys....

    No savvy HVACR Tech will endorse FUSED disconnects on any 3 phase motor load. This always invariably leads to Destructive Single Phase faults on older generation gear in general.
  15. Fountain Setup

    I took care of one Property that had 3 Fountains. What a Maintenance headache. The better way to set these things up is to have a Junction Box near the pool and let the necessary cables cascade into...
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    Example

    Here is a very pricey example in a plastic box no less....
    https://www.larsonelectronics.com/product/154019/variable-frequency-drive-remote-control-station-2-24v-momentary-red-green-pbs-rotary-dial
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    Spot On

    JR you are spot on about the " Longevity " of said components. I would look for a spare part when buying the drive or build up the remote box myself if time permitted. The other thing that fails very...
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    Options

    I really need the analog speed control in this case.
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    Hard to find Accessroies.....

    I am looking at 2 different perspective drives for a retrofit. Formerly I had a sales guy at one particular shop send me a link showing an " outboard " start-stop-speed control box that could be...
  20. The Reality of Commercial Kitchens

    What you will most likely find about this scenario is that the plug is always and without fail, yanked out of the receptacle by the cord using violent force. In the setting I work in, replacing a...
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    They are a Decent Product

    Cove Heaters, quite a lot better than Electric baseboard radiant. The Master Electrician I work with recommended them and I put several in my house to replace the horrible sheetrock cable radiant....
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    Run away

    Kwired is getting close to the truth here. Now with that said, Tankless Technology be it gas or electric will be seen to be some of the most ridiculous, unreliable, problematic,and time wasting folly...
  23. HVACR Breakers

    You need the MAX Breaker size for a single phase condensing unit. Especially one without start gear.
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    By Definition

    You are correct this is a sign of someone within the " Big Brother " system with a major control trip. Also, its not a law, but rather a statute which is a " legal fiction lie " in essence. The only...
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    Metrics are worthless

    As long as we keep accepting these ridiculous labeling schemes they are going to waste our time and generate errors.
    What exactly does " Input Loading Current " mean? This metric is nonsensical and...
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