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I was about 13 years old the first time I bent EMT with my uncle. We were doing a renovation at a church; watching him bend EMT and then getting to do it MYSELF was a truly religious experience. There are a few things in the trade where workmanship really comes into play, such as […]Read more
Why Checking Gas Valve Leakage is Hard
This article is an extension of HVAC School’s “How to Measure Gas Pressure” video. Additional input was provided by Jim Bergmann. Bubble test procedures and standards were provided by Honeywell. Links to source materials are available at the end of this article. If there’s one complaint that HVAC techs should never take lightly, it’s a […]Read more
Does Setpoint Lead to Freezing?
Does setting a thermostat too low cause an air conditioning system set in cool mode to freeze? The answer is no, at least not directly. However, low evaporator load (low return temperature or low airflow) and low outdoor ambient temperature can lead to evaporator coil freezing. Low indoor setpoint can lead to low return air […]Read more