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    Have another job in hand, block in the client...

    Have another job in hand, block in the client from leaving their home and take a cab. Then call three local news hotlines and eat popcorn the next morning watching it on TV!
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    Just throw the whole flex box as far as you can...

    Just throw the whole flex box as far as you can for all the runs, tie in the plenum tap collars and then throw the y's the same. Tie it all in at each register and etc. If the other crews never have...
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    I moved there from Oklahoma back in 1993 until...

    I moved there from Oklahoma back in 1993 until 96. I bought a flooring company and just ran it with myself and three employees. The cost of living was 5 times higher than Oklahoma and eventually ate...
  4. Us Okies "DO" have an accent from the throw away...

    Us Okies "DO" have an accent from the throw away slang of many states! Yep we also have missing teeth and fart while walking is accepted behavior! We do fix almost anything made by human beings and a...
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    I once blasted a guy with minus 40* he left...

    I once blasted a guy with minus 40* he left holding his face and screaming!
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    Have had to do it while unit fan out, but you...

    Have had to do it while unit fan out, but you don't leave it on purpose afterwards because of calcifications from minerals in the water will eat the coil etc. I have found a 20" box fan on a...
  7. Thread: work fatigue

    by JBM1000
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    Try 58 and in Oklahoma humidity and almost 100...

    Try 58 and in Oklahoma humidity and almost 100 degrees at ground level then add roof jobs and no helper!
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    I would immediately see if 20 amps is pulling...

    I would immediately see if 20 amps is pulling with the new board at the 60 amp breaker and if so then that will take out the new c/board running both cooling and a sequencer bridged post to purple or...
  9. Agreed, it's too far gone off the deep end now I...

    Agreed, it's too far gone off the deep end now I guess !!!
  10. How much of our trade should go to videos on Youtube ?

    I know it's accepted and I also have learned a few things or short cuts that are fairly well thought out I had not thought of. My point is why give away our trade procedures to the whole free world...
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    I have two and use the temp k couple jack, and as...

    I have two and use the temp k couple jack, and as far as voltage and amps--- guess its a toss up for is it dependable in extreme conditions and 9v battery getting towards 7.6 and still be accurate....
  12. Thread: Recommendation

    by JBM1000
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    Got mine from Bass Pro! Really he's spot on makes...

    Got mine from Bass Pro! Really he's spot on makes for washing coils out not so bad for the next day again!
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    From Autozone works good also. Lisle 3 to 28 volt...

    From Autozone works good also. Lisle 3 to 28 volt lighted stick tester.



    Indicates polarity
    Won't damage sensitive electronic components
    Draws less than 21mA at 12 volts DC
    Operating...
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    This is where a Zebra Stat comes in handy, use W1...

    This is where a Zebra Stat comes in handy, use W1 for a 3 amp protection that auto resets.

    The
    white test lead is protected with a 3 Amp device.
    You can learn more about its use in the...
  15. Did them years ago and got burned to the post!...

    Did them years ago and got burned to the post! Some times it was plus 120 days to get paid and that was after several disputes about why the diagnostics were more than any other company had...
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    I do believe until opened up to prove, a three...

    I do believe until opened up to prove, a three wire should be a 5 to c 2 to st 1 to r "without" a ptc inline before potential relay. If there is a ptc involved trash it and get the 521 real hard...
  17. I own thousands of $ worth of my own tools and...

    I own thousands of $ worth of my own tools and get made fun of about it like I'm thinking I'm some sort of guru service tech. That's fine and I roll it off my shoulders. The instruments "make me in...
  18. Add a C&D #5050 thumb screw 1/4" flow control and...

    Add a C&D #5050 thumb screw 1/4" flow control and you will not have the problem anymore plus better angle and distance for your fittings of your...
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    At 58 I'm in that what to do situation and cannot...

    At 58 I'm in that what to do situation and cannot lose this job and find another like a young strong tech can. And if my owner reads this venting post I've made then I'm probably canned anyway. Yes I...
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    If you're honest? All of the previous above...

    If you're honest? All of the previous above replies are true. If your company owner expects $ amount quota per day on a truck/tech then every single call you go on gets contactor, caps, and new wire...
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    Gary from your post count you are probably way...

    Gary from your post count you are probably way better at braising than I have ever been and I know guys with B tanks do it all the time up to the size of 2-1/2". I know it was 7/8". I meant no harm...
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    Appears to me to be a Acetylene only monster...

    Appears to me to be a Acetylene only monster instead of pro use of Oxy/Accet rig before you got on it ! See it all the time from lazy techs that won't carry the whole rig to the job and then claim...
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    Find a way to side shoot off the evap air into...

    Find a way to side shoot off the evap air into the ghetto guard dog house or the toothless mother in law trailer! Make the bill one penny under the 5 hund---!
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    I have run into this several times and the motors...

    I have run into this several times and the motors will not run to prove it but I believe it is a form of a shunt across that is not quite a total short but interrupts the sine wave and will not jump...
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    Your intuition is what's better than an H10 and...

    Your intuition is what's better than an H10 and you already own that in your head!
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    There are only two ways: 1. Collect the turn the...

    There are only two ways: 1. Collect the turn the key off at the call set price "up front first" and do a 5 min assessment, call your office service manager and have him do the dance with insurance co...
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    If your that worried about it try the Trane...

    If your that worried about it try the Trane coupling crimp kit, it worked on 410A pressures and I was telling myself this is BS! It held 500 psi test. Time will tell for vibration to get to it, we'll...
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    To many post to read all of them and have a non...

    To many post to read all of them and have a non questionable answer to others:

    If you get a new system it most likely now throws faster air farther down the existing ducts of old causing them to...
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    Poll: Had a system that just went berserk all over the...

    Had a system that just went berserk all over the place! Could not be sure it was air, left over nitrogen, oil return slugging, mixed refrigerants, who knew????? Just started over & triple vac'd plus...
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    I never mount my thermistor inside the unit on...

    I never mount my thermistor inside the unit on resi's, just on liquid towards evap past service valve and dial into accordance from their. Of course i dislike any of it until hot weather takes over...
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    What about using a true fan cycle control with a...

    What about using a true fan cycle control with a liquid line sensor thermistor (Hoffman or Fan Handler) and dialing in the response curve for a given hot day as long as you induce a heat load to the...
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    I think I was 16 and did HVAC grunt work in the...

    I think I was 16 and did HVAC grunt work in the day and played drums in recording studios and bands at night so sleep was not an option mostly! Did both until 2004 and retired from the music scene....
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    If it is a Micro Channel new design type you need...

    If it is a Micro Channel new design type you need to run the unit 3/4 hr first before making any diagnosis. Jump out any low pressure safeties to avoid low suction shutdown. You also have to go by...
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    Moisture up stream in feed line.

    Moisture up stream in feed line.
  35. I use testo 317-3 for co testing. ? is a NCI3000 ok to use for a tech to test with?

    My company does not see a reason to provide the proper combustion analyzer that can also be used for a viable monoxide test for general, air stream, and of course combustion analysing. The company...
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    Everyone always thinks mostly it has to be the...

    Everyone always thinks mostly it has to be the Hot Leg or black 120 volt line. I have found barely connected neutral or fried inside a wire nut causing just enough amps to barely become erratic...
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    20 years ago and older supply houses did not...

    20 years ago and older supply houses did not readily carry most common strip packaged ready replace all in one. You pulled the individual strip 58" to 61" depending on the brand and KW and finished...
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    I would find it hard to believe young'ns would...

    I would find it hard to believe young'ns would ever try or even understand us Old Farts way of doing things because you have just described exactly how I've done it for years. I've also dumped out...
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    I have used an automotive light tip that will...

    I have used an automotive light tip that will handle 24 volts. Use tip probe and run a jumper from it to ground. If the contacts are bouncing it will pulse and show you. Some control boards do detect...
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    ASUS 7" Android System OS. Just use it for PDF...

    ASUS 7" Android System OS. Just use it for PDF Files.
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    All 2 wire types use a PTC disc that gets hot and...

    All 2 wire types use a PTC disc that gets hot and degrades each restart drastically until it has been off long enough to re cool and become rated useful again. 5-2-1 types do not use PTC disc to...
  42. Thread: Jobs

    by JBM1000
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    Expect to have Rear End handed to you for the...

    Expect to have Rear End handed to you for the first 3 to 5 years, and in the N/W your going to starve on pay scale so prepare to work two jobs. Then at some point you will have proved yourself and...
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    Mine from our company provided, both just...

    Mine from our company provided, both just exploded in 20 degree weather after they had been on 1- 1/8" suction piping. They both did this one right after the other within 1/2 hr. I had previously...
  44. Fielpiece blue t couple jaws have been just busting while on 1/8" lines

    At 20^ outdoor temp the blue jaws that come with Fieldpiece Sman Digital gauges have been just busting on 1-1/8" lines all by themselves out of nowhere and flinging through the air in pieces? Weird!...
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    Bingo! Plus all along an unbalanced panel load of...

    Bingo! Plus all along an unbalanced panel load of one side of the 240 bus bars.
  46. Thread: candle soot

    by JBM1000
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    Unfortunately I've seen untold thousands of...

    Unfortunately I've seen untold thousands of dollar systems put in only to be "Murdered" by the I have to burn my candles syndrome and it is tragic!
  47. Thread: tire pressurez

    by JBM1000
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    I find that on my long bed stock 3/4 ton Ford van...

    I find that on my long bed stock 3/4 ton Ford van 55 front 65 rear PSI seems the best all around. 80 in rears beats the crap out of me eventually. 65 PSI rear and handling is still real good.
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    It is sometimes difficult to remind an onsite...

    It is sometimes difficult to remind an onsite senior tech or yourself that no matter the brand, with heat pumps a minimum of 450 CFM with under total .3"wc static (Dry Indoor Coil) is the normal for...
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    Isolate the 24v to the motor and use a simple...

    Isolate the 24v to the motor and use a simple contactor 24v and see if it will pull that in. If not go upstream of control board and directly to transformer and do same test. One of the two will tell...
  50. Thread: Sales Pressure

    by JBM1000
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    #1. Find out if they have your callback % along...

    #1. Find out if they have your callback % along with I only allow you to do my equipment % records with them before any conversation. If your that good they will not call u back and u will not be...
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