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    Don't want to be behind a desk? :grin2: I...

    Don't want to be behind a desk? :grin2: I graduated EE but found it boring so it was up on the roof for me!
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    Same thing. Packard sucks though, prepare to go...

    Same thing. Packard sucks though, prepare to go back and fix it again next year.
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    What part of OK you in?

    What part of OK you in?
  4. Thread: Visual PM

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    This post needs its own thread on the wall of...

    This post needs its own thread on the wall of shame. Get on youtube and learn how to strip them. Takes 10 minutes and get 5x that easy.
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    Goodbye

    Goodbye
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    Personally I don't buy into the whole global...

    Personally I don't buy into the whole global warming thing. Do I recover every time? You betchya. I'm an in house guy and R22 comes straight out of the same fund I use to buy tools. I can buy it from...
  7. Thread: Hilmor tools

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    Looked at the ratcheting tube bender the other...

    Looked at the ratcheting tube bender the other day. Nice looking, metal parts instead of plastic like the yellow jacket. No reverse bending adapter available, will stick with the YJ.
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    Or my favorite "Works great, just needs...

    Or my favorite

    "Works great, just needs freon. $500"

    Yeah, works great. No problem. Running out is normal.
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    I don't get the joke??

    I don't get the joke??
  10. Pulled gauges off my own system the other day and...

    Pulled gauges off my own system the other day and the schraeder stuck open. :censored:

    14 SEER 5 ton, holds almost 20# of R-22. Grabbed the closest tool and started banging the port. Got it to...
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    Blank or with gauges?

    Blank or with gauges?
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    What's that lift you're using? I use a sheetrock...

    What's that lift you're using? I use a sheetrock jack from time to time and as you can guess it sucks.
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    When you say "ohms out good" does that mean your...

    When you say "ohms out good" does that mean your resistances of your windings add up properly, or that it's got continuity of some sort, or that it's not shorted to ground?
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    SIDE job? More like end job!

    SIDE job? More like end job!
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    LOL it's obviously upside down. Sitting up like...

    LOL it's obviously upside down. Sitting up like that without a cap on it and it's gonna get stuff in it!

    J/K!
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    I was thinking about this same thing this morning...

    I was thinking about this same thing this morning tightening down a blade on a Trane. Someone has said "when I have to start checking fan bolts on X brand, thats when I quit selling it" LOL

    Have...
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    What straight little boy wants to be in a tent...

    What straight little boy wants to be in a tent with a gay little boy? Awkward!

    When I was in scouts I don't even think I was old enough to be interested EITHER sex. How old are scouts that they...
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    As someone who has looked at the wrong side of...

    As someone who has looked at the wrong side of the sticker and sent 460 to a motor tapped for 230 I can tell you that you will know real fast if it's wired for low voltage on high voltage!!!
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    Yeah, just old habit carried over from the...

    Yeah, just old habit carried over from the cutting torch. I still like a rosebud on smaller pipe though.
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    Cool, I'm gonna lower my oxygen pressure.

    Cool, I'm gonna lower my oxygen pressure.
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    I use a #15 rosebud with 5PSI acetylene and 40PSI...

    I use a #15 rosebud with 5PSI acetylene and 40PSI oxygen. Tanks last long enough, although the company buys the tips and the gas! :P
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    I had a Rheem rub through the line once like...

    I had a Rheem rub through the line once like that. Made a "grand canyon size" hole. Got bugs in it and plugged up!
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    That's why the answer is no. :) There is no T/P...

    That's why the answer is no. :) There is no T/P chart for some random blend of refrigerants.
  24. Ask the boss if he wants it fast or if he wants...

    Ask the boss if he wants it fast or if he wants it good.
  25. Thread: bad practice?

    by matt1124
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    Touch the condensing unit with the back of your...

    Touch the condensing unit with the back of your hand first. Same with electrical panels.
  26. Thread: Soower gas

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    Yeah, let it drip inside. Great. What do they...

    Yeah, let it drip inside. Great. What do they think happens when it rains or when a tech has to go to the bathroom? The roof is gonna get wet.
  27. Thread: Soower gas

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    Maybe it was serving a stinky restroom? LOL

    Maybe it was serving a stinky restroom? LOL
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    Let's see.... American Radionics or the brand...

    Let's see.... American Radionics or the brand that is too ashamed to even print made in china on the box.....

    Turbo gets the job every time I need one in a pinch. Even have the big series for...
  29. Always have a steady stream of carbon monoxide...

    Always have a steady stream of carbon monoxide flowing, especially in tight spaces.
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    Don't have anything home with me but I can get...

    Don't have anything home with me but I can get literature from our shop or I can have our Lennox rep email it. What are you trying to do?
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    The ones I have worked on operate the compressor...

    The ones I have worked on operate the compressor contactor on a low pressure switch and the thermostat for each plate operates their respective solenoid. When any solenoid is open, of course the...
  32. Thread: Filters

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    Might also want to check the airflow/charge after...

    Might also want to check the airflow/charge after you get new filters.
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    I've put in Goodman, I've put in Mitsu. Mitsu...

    I've put in Goodman, I've put in Mitsu. Mitsu gets my vote.

    AND

    Goodman mini-splits will soon be a thing of the past since they were bought out by Daikin (says the local Goodman supply house).
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    Had the UEI. Now have the 510. Get the 510.

    Had the UEI. Now have the 510. Get the 510.
  35. Make sure the service valves actually seal before...

    Make sure the service valves actually seal before you cut open the lineset...
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    I usually combine all our R22 tanks to as few as...

    I usually combine all our R22 tanks to as few as possible (less handling fee for reclamation) using push pull. Once I've got all the liquid out, close the valve and on the shelf it goes for the next...
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    Sometimes the truth hurts LOL

    Sometimes the truth hurts LOL
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    Probably not good that there is a circuit to...

    Probably not good that there is a circuit to ground.... BUT make sure you are measuring from the terminals on the compressor with no wiring connected, not on the wiring going to the compressor. I've...
  39. I haven't done one of these yet. Isn't the HTM...

    I haven't done one of these yet. Isn't the HTM for ceiling based on the square footage of the ceiling? It seems like all you would have to do it take the measurement of the room then add the...
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    Of course it's a bad idea.... we'd all rather...

    Of course it's a bad idea.... we'd all rather charge in design condition weather. When it's cold, the wind is whipping around the corner of the building, and you've go to have cooling from a resi...
  41. Thread: MO99

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    By "cheap" I meant in the 700 range. There is a...

    By "cheap" I meant in the 700 range. There is a pass/fail for R22 only. Cheap compared to the full blown analyzer.

    There are people even on this forum that mix refrigerants because they know when...
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    X3

    X3
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    Yep. Set your regulator on 40(ish) PSI then just...

    Yep. Set your regulator on 40(ish) PSI then just barely float that ball on the flowmeter. Remember, you want flow, not pressure!! Once you've got it on, stick your finger over the "outlet" service...
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    Getting ready to fire up the smoker for some ribs...

    Getting ready to fire up the smoker for some ribs here today. 3-2-1 method!
  45. Thread: MO99

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    Really all you would need is the "cheap" R-22...

    Really all you would need is the "cheap" R-22 analyzer that just gives the purity of R22, anything not pure enough to reclaim can just go in a one-shot cylinder and let the guys at United figure it...
  46. Thread: MO99

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    We're going to have a huge mess before too long....

    We're going to have a huge mess before too long. Can you imagine all the different blends, including hydrocarbon, that we will be running across in the not too distant future? I don't think...
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    If you have some type of furnace you should be...

    If you have some type of furnace you should be able to get a heat load indoors. :grin2:

    I had had success wrapping condensing units with the wrap you would use for a pallet shipment, and getting...
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    I was just teasing, Joe :D That's what I...

    I was just teasing, Joe :D



    That's what I got too. If someone has never used one they'd be surprised how little flow you can get that you just can't do with a regulator or manifold.
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    You should ALWAYS recover the refrigerant and...

    You should ALWAYS recover the refrigerant and start fresh, don't ever mix gasses!
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    Shredders always leave debris in the pipe

    Shredders always leave debris in the pipe
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