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    Just bought one. I like it, but the case could...

    Just bought one. I like it, but the case could be improved a lot. The top of half of the case folds in half and the lower half is just a flap that doesn't secure to anything when the case is...
  2. Thread: Tachometer

    by Tech Rob
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    What are you doing that you need one so...

    What are you doing that you need one so frequently? Certified T&B?
  3. doesn't know how the internet works

    doesn't know how the internet works
  4. Did a google search for cigarette lighters and...

    Did a google search for cigarette lighters and got 15,000 matches instead.
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    Nice!!!

    Nice!!!
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    I seem to remember some reports of thermal...

    I seem to remember some reports of thermal expansion and contraction in cold weather causing dynaviews to spontaneously push buttons themselves. There may have even been some type of internal heater...
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    50' of the black 5/8" rope they sell at the...

    50' of the black 5/8" rope they sell at the orange store is what I carry. No hooks or anything.
  8. Two GSA buildings I work in just got some...

    Two GSA buildings I work in just got some Multistacks with turbos installed as part of some performance & energy efficiency contract.
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    You're right about that, I wasn't thinking about...

    You're right about that, I wasn't thinking about that clearly obviously. The rods would wear like that but not the pistons or cylinders. As for the other comment, I was just joking around with you,...
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    Or, instead of giving us a lecture on...

    Or, instead of giving us a lecture on refrigeration 101, you could go ahead and share that info with the rest of the class. :D These things aren't flying into space, you know?

    JP, were the rings...
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    Look at the wear patterns on the crank, journal,...

    Look at the wear patterns on the crank, journal, oil pump, pistons, cylinder walls, etc. Measure everything with inside and outside micrometers. I'd venture a guess that there shouldn't be any more...
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    Personally, I think digitals are a gimmick and a...

    Personally, I think digitals are a gimmick and a big waste of $$$, especially for someone new.

    Most employers expect a new tech to have a respectable assortment of hand tools, a cordless...
  13. KIT01146 for the aluminum tube repair looks...

    KIT01146 for the aluminum tube repair looks exactly like those swage-lok fittings I was describing.
  14. Trane uses a fitting called "Swage-look" on their...

    Trane uses a fitting called "Swage-look" on their chillers for temp sensors on the refrigerant and water side. The fitting is very similar to a compression fitting with the exception of one extra...
  15. Knowing how systems are put together, where...

    Knowing how systems are put together, where things are usually located, and understanding the big picture is very important. Many times, my experience in installation has helped me solve the problem...
  16. Religion IS the crime here. A crime being...

    Religion IS the crime here. A crime being committed in perpetuity because everyone keeps giving them a free pass so they don't offend someone else.
  17. Kefah, with all due respect, your country and the...

    Kefah, with all due respect, your country and the entire region has been all kinds of messed up for centuries. Long before any invasion by the US. I'm not saying that US interference in Iraq (or...
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    I get a lot of stuff from Grainger

    I get a lot of stuff from Grainger
  19. Islam spreading it's peaceful message I see.

    Islam spreading it's peaceful message I see.
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    Get a water cooled modular scroll compressor...

    Get a water cooled modular scroll compressor Multistack with a closed loop evaporative cooler. You will have no problems getting those scroll modules in the building. If you use another cooling...
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    edited post

    edited post
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    I may know some people who may have worked there...

    I may know some people who may have worked there at one time and they may tell you that it may be a great opportunity for anyone at any stage in their career. :whistle:
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    For me, it was just a waste of money. The local...

    For me, it was just a waste of money. The local chapter in my area was not very active, and all I got out of the deal was a couple of patches/stickers and a stack of magazines that eventually went...
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    Being a luddite with no computer skills is a huge...

    Being a luddite with no computer skills is a huge minus when it comes to nowadays factory service jobs. The days of working on chillers with nothing but a 5 gallon bucket, hose, and 15" "crescent...
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    That's for real. One of the chillers that cools...

    That's for real. One of the chillers that cools a sports stadium in my area.
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    482441

    482441
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    I'm just gonna leave this here and watch the...

    I'm just gonna leave this here and watch the fireworks...

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/15/3936240/a-love-letter-to-big-government.html
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    The ones I see the most are Danfoss/Trane, ABB,...

    The ones I see the most are Danfoss/Trane, ABB, Emerson. My personal favorites are the Trane TR-200 drives. I think the technology has come far enough with these things that it really doesn't...
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    Edited post

    Edited post
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    That's funny. Been in that situation a couple...

    That's funny. Been in that situation a couple times now. It's great when you get to go bail out companies you used to work for and diagnose equipment that has people you used to work with stumped.
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    Done!

    Done!
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    40, it almost never gets used. Whenever I need...

    40, it almost never gets used. Whenever I need nitrogen anymore, it's usually in 125s and 150s being delivered to the job, or a big tank of liquid nitrogen.
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    How long before you start the new job?

    How long before you start the new job?
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    Thank you! :cheers:

    Thank you! :cheers:
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    I know I'm in the minority, but I don't think...

    I know I'm in the minority, but I don't think there should even be high school and college sports to begin with. Schools spend millions and millions of dollars on frivolous crap like sports programs...
  36. Communication Monitor 4.1 There was an issue...

    Communication Monitor 4.1

    There was an issue with version 4.1 of the Trane VAV UCMs that would cause them to spontaneously lose communication. The CM4.1 resets the comm link whenever a disruption...
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    Seems legit.

    Seems legit.
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    Nope, a big government is not what I want. What...

    Nope, a big government is not what I want. What I want is a "smart government" and an "honest government" and a "government that does not waste our money"

    When I hear people who self-identify as...
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    ::hallelujah chorus playing in the background:: ...

    ::hallelujah chorus playing in the background::

    THANK YOU!!! Sooner or later these hypocritical "small government" types will begin to see what a farce their ideology is and how the mega-rich...
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    You should look into the NAMBLA party, I think...

    You should look into the NAMBLA party, I think they'd be right up your alley.
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    That incident happened here in my area.

    That incident happened here in my area.
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    Mine too!

    Mine too!
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    They also have this one, which looks like a Fluke...

    They also have this one, which looks like a Fluke knockoff. I'm sure it will get the job done just fine. It's about 1/3 the price of the Fluke.
    ...
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    This is the one I use. It's durable and simple...

    This is the one I use. It's durable and simple to use. No batteries required.

    http://www.grainger.com/product/FLUKE-Phase-Sequence-Tester-2NV55?s_pp=false
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    wire stripper 480411

    wire stripper

    480411
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    The only USA-made model of boots Red Wing sells...

    The only USA-made model of boots Red Wing sells these days look like they were sent in a time machine from the 40s and 50s.
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    I would also pay more (and frequently do) for...

    I would also pay more (and frequently do) for products made in the US. Although, sometimes I am pleasantly surprised to find that US made products are no more expensive than the third-world...
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    Veto would love for the bags to be made in the...

    Veto would love for the bags to be made in the US, but the story I was given is that there are no companies here in the US with the industrial sewing manufacturing capabilites they need.
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    Sometimes, the grass is greener because it's...

    Sometimes, the grass is greener because it's fertilized with bullsh*t.
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    Sure. They're shallow enough that a little bit...

    Sure. They're shallow enough that a little bit of increased negative static pressure due to a blocked coil, filter, duct, or damper will cause water to be held in the drain pan, causing it to...
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