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    Love my Blue Vac.. Have it tucked in my YJ vac...

    Love my Blue Vac.. Have it tucked in my YJ vac gauge bag. Always carry them both.
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    Have you tried contacting the local union UA 777....

    Have you tried contacting the local union UA 777. They accept applications for apprentices to join there training program. They have a OEM's shops (carrier, Johnson and others that will train the...
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    Fieldpiece are built to last. I have the testo...

    Fieldpiece are built to last. I have the testo but it's built to fail IMHO. The testo are nice but it's not field durable.
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    Didn't think it that cold in Kentucky...

    Didn't think it that cold in Kentucky...
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    Red cooper box with a extra strap on temp probe.

    Red cooper box with a extra strap on temp probe.
  6. He said you have no website or shop location....

    He said you have no website or shop location....
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    Search manometers in the tools section. There's...

    Search manometers in the tools section. There's plenty of advice regarding a purchase.
  8. Thread: PSI

    by fitzyfitta
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    Put the leak detector away and use soap bubbles....

    Put the leak detector away and use soap bubbles. You'll find that leak.
  9. Thread: Testo 310

    by fitzyfitta
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    Your shop should provide you with CA meters. I'd...

    Your shop should provide you with CA meters. I'd go for it if I had to purchase my own and they were paying for 1/2 the cost along with maintenance and repairs.
  10. I wouldn't alter the drain plug on a new pump....

    I wouldn't alter the drain plug on a new pump. The JB platinum is a great pump and I recommend purchasing it. Keep it clean and follow maintenance instructions. Johnstone supply has them on sale. I...
  11. I wish my shop would venture out and try to rep...

    I wish my shop would venture out and try to rep some equipment. Crac units are year round work and with factory training the techs benefit greatly.
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    Sounds like tstat and ahu/cond not wired...

    Sounds like tstat and ahu/cond not wired correctly.
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    Is there a differance between Lennox furnaces and...

    Is there a differance between Lennox furnaces and any other 90% regarding vent terminations. I would think you could use any mfg combo vent term kit.
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    I heard its a lot of money to rent up there in...

    I heard its a lot of money to rent up there in ND. Not enough apartment/housing for the oil boom up there. Guys living in campers and such....
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    Not all exvs are the same. Your not gonna get a...

    Not all exvs are the same. Your not gonna get a "tool" that drives a valve on a carrier chiller as opposed to a Trane. I think the driver tool is only for sporlan exvs in refer equipment. I may be...
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    UEI makes a good product. I own the testo 510 and...

    UEI makes a good product. I own the testo 510 and the uei. The uei came with a nice carrying pouch and static probes. The testo is nice and compact.
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    What Trane supply house do you go to? I would...

    What Trane supply house do you go to? I would also try to get a job with New England mechanical. Commercial industrial shop with lots of work. As mentioned already try speaking with the local union...
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    Can you get some better pics of that cooler set...

    Can you get some better pics of that cooler set up. Looks nice
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    Ken, you said Honeywell in NJ is too far with...

    Ken, you said Honeywell in NJ is too far with your older car. I'm sure they'll put you in a new van so travel wouldn't be as bad.
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    Did you try the Trane carrears website. A lot of...

    Did you try the Trane carrears website. A lot of the OEM's have there application process online. I wouldn't trust the guy at the supply house to hand your resume to the service manager.
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    I had a leak but my nylon and wrench took care of...

    I had a leak but my nylon and wrench took care of it.
    Good info on the leak rate with the bar graph JP. Was not aware of that.
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    Refrigerant scales

    What do you guys use when weighing larger recover/ refrigerant cylinders. 100-200+ pound cylinders are what I have access too but my shop doesn't have a digital scale that can handle those tanks. My...
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    Yellow jacket has the 3/4 with ball valves, sight...

    Yellow jacket has the 3/4 with ball valves, sight glasses in there catalog I believe.
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    On a septic truck "we are the #1 man in the #2...

    On a septic truck "we are the #1 man in the #2 business."
  25. Thread: Wages

    by fitzyfitta
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    I think all hvac apprentices that are looking to...

    I think all hvac apprentices that are looking to get into a union apprenticeship should have completed a tech/trade school in the trade before they are accepted into the program. Just makes for a...
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    I use 2 core removal tools. One for the low and...

    I use 2 core removal tools. One for the low and the other for high side. I also pull the schrader depressors on my hoses when recovering. You'll see the differance.
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    It gets crazy everywhere on Independance Day!!!!!...

    It gets crazy everywhere on Independance Day!!!!!
    :cheers::cheers::cheers::cheers::cheers:
  28. The pipefitters handbook is a good book.

    The pipefitters handbook is a good book.
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    I use a Kele. It's comes in a nice little...

    I use a Kele. It's comes in a nice little carrying case. I'm lucky to use it 2-3 times a year.
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    Condenser water piping is not cold. Therefore it...

    Condenser water piping is not cold. Therefore it will not sweat. 70-90*f supply and return water temps in the condenser water loop are around the norm depending on the load at the tower and in the...
  31. I've found a few p66 fan cycling switches leaking...

    I've found a few p66 fan cycling switches leaking on remote condensers. The lpc and p66 are the first 2 things I check when leak searching.
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    I'd go work for Trane. You'll see much more than...

    I'd go work for Trane. You'll see much more than chillers and there training is great. There equipment is not going anywhere and many of the senior mechanics will be retiring in the next 10-15 whichs...
  33. What is the fault for code 38+40?

    What is the fault for code 38+40?
  34. Have you changed the oil in your vac pump? Just a...

    Have you changed the oil in your vac pump? Just a thought.
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    Suck pump= the guy who's kissing the bosses...

    Suck pump= the guy who's kissing the bosses behind on a daily basis
    Slug= the guy who works extremely slow and knows it
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    We need to take care of these Habs first.

    We need to take care of these Habs first.
  37. Thread: Recovery

    by fitzyfitta
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    Me too...

    Me too...
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    I've owned the veto Lc for years. Sold my 2 used...

    I've owned the veto Lc for years. Sold my 2 used veto's to the apprentices at my shop for a great deal$$.
    I have both of the tech bags. They are nice, but I don't take a service call without...
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    I've got 2 60's and 1 40. I don't believe in not...

    I've got 2 60's and 1 40. I don't believe in not enough n2. My shop stocks bottles from fom acetylene mc tanks to 200 nitrogen tanks for construction. Construction purges every joint they...
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    Dave, not sure what your asking?

    Dave, not sure what your asking?
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    Power flame has a ton of great literature you can...

    Power flame has a ton of great literature you can get on there site. Installation and diagnosis of all burner parts. Read up on the Honeywell 7800 and Fireye burner controls. Keep a book with all the...
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    It looks like a display piece in a hvac/plumbing...

    It looks like a display piece in a hvac/plumbing office. A contractor I once worked for had a old water heater, forgot the make but it was all copper and restored to original condition. Looked really...
  43. Thread: Mini splits

    by fitzyfitta
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    Get the yellow jacket 60278 flaring tool, small...

    Get the yellow jacket 60278 flaring tool, small tubing cutters, and some 5/16x1/4 adapters to install on your service hoses for the systems that have the 5/16 service ports. The small diameter line...
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    Why did the original comp fail? Maybe your...

    Why did the original comp fail? Maybe your frosting has something to do with it. I'd post a full set of temps and pressures for more input.
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    Cut it up and take it out in pieces. Keep the...

    Cut it up and take it out in pieces. Keep the coils and comp for scrap$
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    Contact Aaon tech support. I've had good luck...

    Contact Aaon tech support. I've had good luck with them in the past.
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    Thanks for the reading material.

    Thanks for the reading material.
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    What type of info are you looking for? You can...

    What type of info are you looking for? You can purchase both from your carrier vendor. The handheld is a great tool if you service alot of carrier equipment
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    Found a bad hx today on a small rtu. Locked out...

    Found a bad hx today on a small rtu. Locked out the electrical and shut off gas to unit. Company policy...
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    A sign of good work.... is good tools. A...

    A sign of good work.... is good tools.

    A person who is cheap with tools... historically is sloppy with their work.
    I couldn't agree more...
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