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Yes I hear you
Many specific Klein stuff I just go to ebay.ca which is American vendors for the most anyways
I just order from them
Actually its cheaper because you don't have to drive to pickup...
good luck to you if you do it
I did it for 20 years + independant contractor
Bought a lot of tools thru the Ltd. company
Ah so you do supply "some" drills then
No tech is going to buy a Hilti on his own as an employee unless a large tool allowance
How many 1" holes in a day(thru concrete) does the average hvac tech...
So your're trying to tell me that you expect to use a 18 volt cordless drill , set on hammer function with a 1/2"-1" concrete bit to go thru concrete walls?
No wonder tools don't last long and so...
wow I never asked any tech to buy a drill
So if you need a drill to go thru concrete?
That is a drill after all
Like if a companies customers need 1" to 3' holes made in concrete who buys...
Actually you yourself shouldn't even have to be buying any of these tools personally period unless you are a sub contractor.
They, the drills and major tools are supposed to be supplied by the...
I have had V-28 milwaukee set but even with them the batteries are the issue.
As for buddies tools failing
Ridgid did fix them for free
So their warranty is valid if you fill it out...
Thats right Ridgid are not USA made
Ridgid like new Milwaukee cordless are made in China
You may have the narrow profile battereis,not as good there larger cousins.
There is 2 types of batteries for the 18v Ridgids.
If the company you work for pays for a new drill every 2 years that fine ..........if YOU have to pay for it every two years whos the sucker?:LOL:
As I posted I do know that they stand behind their warranty IF you took the time to send in everything AND regsiter on their site.
But a lot of people don't take the time
Also if you keep your...
Wow you seem to have a lot trouble with tools, Flukes and now these.:grin2:
No one is delibrately trying to screw you.
Do you own a set of these tools?
I do and have friends that have them.
I used to have Milwaukee V-28's
Milwaukee and Ridgid are owned by the same company now.
Probably the best way to do it using approved tools
Additionally if in a plant use the necessary PPE for the job
Yes that was done a fair bit
Sometimes us kids would go down to find items and woe betide if the jars were left on the workbench and it contents strewn on the bench
Yes they probably are but keep in mind you are new to this game and there is always something new coming out.
I have bought, used and or borrowed, taken apart and looked at their innards of one or...
Yeah been there..done it.
Can't see one physically in this area at a wholesalers
Once fieldpiece gets some Ontario wholesalers up I can physically see them.
Currently some trane dealers carry them and some don't.
I will just have to wait to see them in the physical.
I own a 28II and the meters are close but the 28II takes double A batts and the 87 still takes a 9volt
Also fuses you can get at on 28II without removing the whole case, their in a fuse...
Though I don't support it for this discussion wasn't there a saying that
Two heads are better than one?::DD:
And you don't have to be older....
I trained a young apprentice in the 70's on oil and he would be late for his own funneral:yes:
He also walked into an apartment wall at eye level! :confused:
actually this one, the one i used for many years:
Problem with the older meters no cat rates and safety people in some places check what you bring in.
Use an old BD Wait here, 40thou, 2 burner
Its pretty old but has a new CI burner in it
We barbeque all winter
I got this barbeque in exchange for a debt I was owed over 15 years ago
It has the...
Remember the RS1 Amprobe clamp on did ohms with the separate adaptor(for the battery and fuse),volts ac and amps ac. built in magnifier
Also the Amprobe electronic thermometer with a d'arsonal...
yes those ideals I have a couple sizes of ideal part #34 0200a should get it
I have the TPI 340 series which works very good.
Can't answer that as no supplier they list in my area has any in stock that I can look at
.....thou I get offers to drop ship to them and buy before try but I never do that.
I have used one or two...
I have a '337 and its a decent clamp meter
inrush is handy.
so is the DC amps great for checking vehicles charging systems and such issues:yes:
Actually Magnesium Sulfate aka magnesium is in bath salts quite a bit
I was at a horse farm once where a dr was giving some to horse in its water.:deadhorse:
Bath, epsom salt as nose candy :beat:
Look up this on wiki and scroll to noteworthy capabilities in the Fluke article check out the 10 tests claimed for testing
Though we know about commercial "puffing" and advertising which is...
Actually I thought you were joking about it ..........the Canada bit
I had the 3 proper Fieldpiece suppliers according to their head office
Strange they don't stock anything or know much about the product.
I can look online also, Fieldpiece had a suggestion for...
Like in my post, I am in Ontario a province in Canada:yes:
I will see about trane places
Did the Fieldpiece search at their wholesale distributor lists and came up with 3 local handlers in my place/area in Ontario.
So I thought
But when I called these 3 they don't handle Fieldpiece ...
I used the Ideal solenoid voltage tester(vol conn) for 3 phase drops in a couple places.
Vibrates when voltage present.
I've used a lot of meters since 1975 in this "trade"
Amprobe, Sanwa,Hoiki, Mars, Radio Shack, Simpson, Greenlee, Fluke just to name a few.
Theres also a few off brands I care not to remember.
yes you are correct it doesn't do MV
couldn't remember exact which it didn't do
I used one, another guys when first came out
20 less than new to repair? geez
no point fixing.
Uh yeah 902 doesn't do flame rod checks no micro amp dc? if I remember right? I've used them, 902 before.
I just have a yellow jacket water style manometer
Isn't one of those Gossen around $800 euro/$1000 bucks?
Thats a pretty limiting factor by ANYONE employed in this "trade"
a new/newer model? Link
Whats the limited warranty on each brands model?
Fieldpiece 1 year Fluke 3 years?
This isn't new is it? performance pay rebranded flat rate?.....been done in ontario since the 1996 era at some places
You mean Flat Rate Pricing?
There actually is a flat rate hvac pricing...
Theres lots of good meters today
Enough for eveybodies personal preference
As long as the safety ratings are accurate and we all stay safe .....who cares?
In any case most meters once past their...
Could be a lot things like for instance BUT not limited to these
weak ignition trans
dirty carboned up electrodes points or their porcelains tracking to ground or cracked porcelains(late lighting...
Home Depot is currently featuring the Ideal Multimeters, one model
I didn't write down the model but its does do micro amp etc is cat III and has temp as well with probe in the blister pak.
Biggest thing I find amusing is the amount of tools workers are "expected" to provide to get the privilidge of working for a company
Unbelievable... even we provided test meters, pipe wrenches and...
General minimum wage in Ontario, Canada here is $10.25
Yes I hear you about the tools
That is very fair that you buy them, I used to do that to it helps
Sometimes you wonder though
Another item to remember to is if you are working for a wage above minimum and a bit in this trade plus buying tools then you really got to wonder what you are doing in it.
Thats just not near...