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    That is BS IMO. Hopefully they make it for it in...

    That is BS IMO. Hopefully they make it for it in other ways.
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    I talked with Brenda today about manifold valve...

    I talked with Brenda today about manifold valve leak on my older AK900. I asked if they had the swivel adapters need to use the AK900 with a YJ 41 manifold.

    She said that they did and that they...
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    You can replace the ball valve assembly simply...

    You can replace the ball valve assembly simply unscrewing it and screwing on a replacement, that is sold separately, but you might not save enough money to make it worth it.
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    Those people were not shooting back. That...

    Those people were not shooting back.

    That aside I don't get as caught up in cartridge selection as i used to. I look for something that is concealable, reliable, that I shoot well, and...
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    Yes it is but it is also temperature...

    Yes it is but it is also temperature compensating. I have not used mine at 10*
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    It depends. In some applications the OEM...

    It depends. In some applications the OEM compressor will have unique features that would make using a non OEM compressor risky. I would not replace a scroll with a recip. In other cases it is not...
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    I don't have any b!tches about my AK 900's. ...

    I don't have any b!tches about my AK 900's. Everything that I need with no BS features that I don't need or want to pay for.
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    Actually PVE oil sucks up moisture even faster...

    Actually PVE oil sucks up moisture even faster than POE oil. The difference is that PVE oil will not hydrolyze like POE oil will and that a deep vacuum can remove moisture from PVE oil but not POE...
  9. Thread: Start relay

    by m singer
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    https://www.marsdelivers.com/wps/wcm/connect/0f4c2...

    https://www.marsdelivers.com/wps/wcm/connect/0f4c2377-9b43-415c-b2eb-a89019251d2c/Potential+Relay+Xref-98853.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=0f4c2377-9b43-415c-b2eb-a89019251d2c
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    I just wear my bifocal eye glasses, but I also...

    I just wear my bifocal eye glasses, but I also use a turbo torch witch is easier on the eyes than oxy/acet.
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    I have ball valves on all hoses and this is what...

    I have ball valves on all hoses and this is what I do in this order.

    1 close hi side ball valve

    2 open manifold valves

    3 remove hi side hose

    4 close low side ball valve and remove...
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    A sling psychrometer may be accurate where you...

    A sling psychrometer may be accurate where you can swing it, but it wont account for heat infiltration of a return duct in a hot attic like an induct psychrometer will. Practically speaking a...
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    It's a male run T like this. Should be able to...

    It's a male run T like this. Should be able to find it a plumbing supply locally or order one on line. I'd suggest you source it locally unless you are sure what size the hole in your particular...
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    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll90/marty3006/...

    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll90/marty3006/FullSizeRender7_zpsrjusz7t7.jpg
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    Very true. I didn't believe it until I tried it....

    Very true. I didn't believe it until I tried it. He is not exaggerating.

    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll90/marty3006/FullSizeRender8_zpsublrcr9s.jpg
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    I used to have one and found it to have problems...

    I used to have one and found it to have problems syching up. It was very frustrating at times. I have a Refco wireless scale now that I like much better. ...
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    I have a couple of AK 900's. They are awesome! ...

    I have a couple of AK 900's. They are awesome! The deal breaker for me with the Fieldpiece SMAN's is the thermocouple pipe clamps. The Thermistor pipe clamps on the DC are way more accurate and...
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    I have a couple of 3/8 ID YJ hoses. No problems

    I have a couple of 3/8 ID YJ hoses. No problems
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    I have not managed to break anything on either of...

    I have not managed to break anything on either of my AK 900's yet, but that's good to hear.

    Contrast that TIF. I recently had an empty plastic box, for a leak detector, fall 3 feet and land on...
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    I have 3 at the moment. Inficon tek mate that...

    I have 3 at the moment. Inficon tek mate that works great on r-22 but is useless on 410a. A Fieldpiece SRL2K7 that works fair but not very good on r 410 and not nearly as well as the tek mate on...
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    Oh I just saw that you "do" have natural gas. ...

    Oh I just saw that you "do" have natural gas. I'd probably go with gas heat, but that's just a preference. HP's work well here too. You could also go dual fuel for not much more money than...
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    I live and work in the Knoxville, TN area. My...

    I live and work in the Knoxville, TN area. My home, and much of my service area is rural and does not have natural gas. I have an air source HP and it works quite well. No worries heat pumps...
  23. Thread: pay scale

    by m singer
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    To the OP. I graduated tech school and got my...

    To the OP. I graduated tech school and got my first job in 2003. I started at $12.00/hr, and this was in Knoxville, TN. Not a small town but not a big city either. IMO you are under paid.
  24. Thread: pay scale

    by m singer
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    On serious accident while working for someone...

    On serious accident while working for someone else and your career is equally over!
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    Yes several times. consider CRT's wear items. ...

    Yes several times. consider CRT's wear items. I always keep spares on hand.
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    Generally speaking, torque specs are for clean...

    Generally speaking, torque specs are for clean dry fasteners unless otherwise specified. Oiling the threads will greatly increase the clamping force any any given torque.
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    Just re-read the instruction manual and it was a...

    Just re-read the instruction manual and it was a user error issue. Nothing wrong with the Ak's. I must have inadvertently zeroed them to atmosphere in psia mode when I should have zeroed them in...
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    The AK's are zeroed to read 0 at atmospheric...

    The AK's are zeroed to read 0 at atmospheric pressure.
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    Problem with AK 900's

    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll90/marty3006/IMGP3669_zps684e56cf.jpg


    69.5 psig of r 22 should correspond to a saturation temp of 40 degrees F. These saturation temps are about 10 degrees...
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    Summer time I keep a Diamondback 380 in my...

    Summer time I keep a Diamondback 380 in my pocket. Winter time keep a Ruger LC9 in a holster on my right hip. Always well concealed. I don't want to offend a customer or draw attention to myself.
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    Last week I used mine to find a r410a leak...

    Last week I used mine to find a r410a leak outdoors on a condenser. It was a good size leak though. I also though it was a POS when I first started using it but, once I learned the nuances of...
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    I have the Fieldpiece IR and find that it works...

    I have the Fieldpiece IR and find that it works well on r410a. You do have to understand how it works!
    check this out

    http://www.trutechtools.com/SRL2K7
  33. Thread: new manifold

    by m singer
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    I don't care for 4 valve manifolds because they...

    I don't care for 4 valve manifolds because they are needlessly bulky and I do not use a manifold to pull vacuums. I have a couple of digi cool AK 900's that I am very happy with and would recommend...
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    I have had one for a long time and never had any...

    I have had one for a long time and never had any problems with either the old of new sensors. Sounds like you got a bad one. They work great on R 22 but are useless for r410a.
  35. I don't think that it is universally true that...

    I don't think that it is universally true that ox/act is easier for a beginner then air/act. It's a lot easier for a beginner to put a hole in copper with ox/act. I agree that oxy/act can do more...
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    Literally speaking it is not possible to...

    Literally speaking it is not possible to correctly charge a mismatched system. That said I would go with charging by superheat.
  37. It would be more helpful if you stuck to...

    It would be more helpful if you stuck to commenting on things that you actually have experience with. Opinions of people with no experience on the subject do more harm then good.

    To the OP:
    ...
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    Yellow Jacket Precision Torque Wrench Kit

    Are the threads and flare to be oiled or dry when torquing.
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    J-mart = Johnstone

    J-mart = Johnstone
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    I have used YJ, CD and appion. Ball valves tend...

    I have used YJ, CD and appion. Ball valves tend to wear out and leak. I consider CRT's to be expendable items that wear out like the brakes on my truck. If I can get a year out of one I'm happy...
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    I would also prefer ox/act for 1 1/8 pipe or...

    I would also prefer ox/act for 1 1/8 pipe or bigger but, especially since the switch to R410a, there is very very little in resi work that goes over 7/8.

    They both have their advantages and...
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    Either a. you have never tried to do this ...

    Either
    a. you have never tried to do this

    or

    b. you have tried and found your skills lacking. Rather then learn how to use the tool correctly, you blame the tool because you lack the...
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    I don't know who Paul Winberry is. Should I? ...

    I don't know who Paul Winberry is. Should I? Apparently he thinks he knows more about air acetylene torches then the manufacture or people like me who have been using them professionally for many...
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    Try them both and decide for yourself. I have...

    Try them both and decide for yourself. I have both on my truck and, prefer the air acetylene torch with an MC tank for 95% of resi work. I have no problem using an air acetylene on 7/8" or even 1...
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    WOW

    WOW
  46. Been there done that! Moving on, in my neck of...

    Been there done that! Moving on, in my neck of the woods, would have likely been more of the same. Maybe for you too? About a year and a half ago I went out on my own. It is easier said then done...
  47. Well I apologize for trying to save you some...

    Well I apologize for trying to save you some money. I mistakenly though this was a "discussion" where shared experiences relevant to the topic would be appreciated.
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  49. I used it a few times right after I bought it....

    I used it a few times right after I bought it. Perhaps I should have said that i no longer use it because I find it of no use.
  50. IMO a flow indicator is a waste of money. I have...

    IMO a flow indicator is a waste of money. I have the turbo torch one but never use it. I find it easier to set my regulator to 50 psig and adjust the flow of nitro by cracking my manifold valve. ...
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