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    Same here. We have a bunch of old Heil Quaker...

    Same here. We have a bunch of old Heil Quaker condensing units from the 1980's that we service under a maintenance agreement. They have the really large oval run caps and they never seem to go bad....
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    Very nice work, it does my heart good to see some...

    Very nice work, it does my heart good to see some nice sheet metal work after dealing with crapola installs all day! Looks like both units should have plenty of airflow.

    And yes, Infinity is...
  3. Thread: Wages

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    I'm in Kansas City, and the pay isn't too bad. I...

    I'm in Kansas City, and the pay isn't too bad. I get $22/hour + all the overtime I can handle, residential only. Also get commission on maintenance agreements and 5% of the gross sales on any sales...
  4. Think this might be why you have airflow problems?

    Got stuck with this today when I was working in the Hood. Customer says "the air comes out cold, but it don't come out very fast."

    http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r119/kchest4063/Airflow1.jpg...
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    Kroil is the absolute best penetrating oil ever. ...

    Kroil is the absolute best penetrating oil ever. It's kind of expensive, but one can will last you a couple of years. I use the Ultimate Puller on the really stubborn ones, but those are few and...
  6. Looks like Nick's Handyman found work as an HVAC...

    Looks like Nick's Handyman found work as an HVAC tech!
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    I love it when he thinks the pressures are low...

    I love it when he thinks the pressures are low and he says "I'm gonna get my leak detector and find the leak then braze the lines...actually I'm not gonna let the Freon out when I braze the lines cuz...
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    I wind them up and loop through the holes just...

    I wind them up and loop through the holes just like you're saying. Maybe I need to slow down and be a little more gentle with them or something.
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    There are 3 little screws on one side and 3...

    There are 3 little screws on one side and 3 little nuts on the opposite side. I've seen some that don't have the screws, but I have some that do.
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    As other have said, a CO detector is a very...

    As other have said, a CO detector is a very helpful tool when it comes to checking for cracked heat exchangers. Sometimes, it's the ONLY way you can tell, short of pulling the heat exchanger. I'd...
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    The simplest thing is to get a psychrometric app...

    The simplest thing is to get a psychrometric app for your phone or tablet, plug in WB and DB and be done with it. I use Air Lite Psychrometric from the Google Play store for my Samsung phone. Works...
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    Thanks for the input guys. I have the Fieldpiece...

    Thanks for the input guys. I have the Fieldpiece dual temp thermometer, but the leads Fieldpiece supplied are cheap and not as robust as the Fluke leads. The only redeeming thing about the...
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    Best K Type Thermocouple

    I'm having a hard time finding a K Type Thermocouple that will last more than a month or so. I try to be gentle with them, am careful about how I wind them up when I'm done with them, but it seems...
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    Sometimes I just don't understand hacks. Seems...

    Sometimes I just don't understand hacks. Seems like it would have been cheaper and easier to do it right the first time!
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    There is some great advice in this thread. About...

    There is some great advice in this thread. About the only thing I have to add is don't be afraid to ask questions in class. I guarantee you that you're not the only student that has the same...
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    Good work! Guys like this really irk me because...

    Good work! Guys like this really irk me because they know just enough to be dangerous, and they think they're going to save the world by teaching DIY online.

    Like all the rest of you guys, I...
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    That's some good information...thanks for...

    That's some good information...thanks for posting.

    I have a customer that has both hot and cold hyrdants on the side of his house. He went to all that trouble and expense because he hates how...
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    He deleted most of your comments, but left me...

    He deleted most of your comments, but left me this gem...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tct_ccmUFXc

    ApplianceVideo.com2 hours ago

    If you watched the video you may learn something...
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    I agree. What a hack. Idiots like this give us...

    I agree. What a hack. Idiots like this give us a bad name. I notice he didn't put in a new filter drier or run a little Nitrogen through the lines while he was brazing. Also...pressure testing...
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    That's how I was told to do it, never had a...

    That's how I was told to do it, never had a problem, but it might be a good idea to hook up your manifold and see what happens to your pressures just to be safe.

    Let me know...I'd be interested...
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    International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 edition,...

    International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 edition, 411.1.3.3 Prohibited locations and penetrations. Connectors shall not be concealed within, or extended through, walls, floors, partitions, ceilings or...
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    I've burned a few of them, but I use a MAPP gas...

    I've burned a few of them, but I use a MAPP gas torch with the system running. They seem to clean up pretty good when you do it this way, because the flames/heat gets sucked into the coil which...
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    Sounds like you dodged a bullet this time. If...

    Sounds like you dodged a bullet this time.

    If I could only carry one capacitor it would be the Turbo 200. They expensive, but they really come in handy when it's Friday afternoon at 4:30 and you...
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    I only have 1 Hilmor tool right now, but I LOVE...

    I only have 1 Hilmor tool right now, but I LOVE it! I bought their 9 in 1 Multi Tool, and it's one of the best ones I've ever owned. It has a valve core remover, square #2, 1/4 hex, 5/16 hex,...
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    I agree...you've already changed the controller,...

    I agree...you've already changed the controller, so the outdoor control board is about the only other possibility. I'm sorry you're having this problem, but at the same time I'll be anxious to know...
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