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    We can here. The rules vary depending on...

    We can here. The rules vary depending on location.

    Anyway, is your plumber "qualified" to run the natural gas or connect the electrical service to your new water heater?
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    Don't even have to cut - just bend back and...

    Don't even have to cut - just bend back and forth, they will snap off flush with your nuts.
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    Professionally you would be starting over. ...

    Professionally you would be starting over. Washington requires an 06A HVAC-electrician license (low voltage with line voltage at and in equipment). This requires 4000 hours of trainee time...
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    No expiration date, but they are man made and...

    No expiration date, but they are man made and they will wear out. Mine get replaced when they start to leak, or if the hose itself begins to crack or feel brittle. And by leak I mean the hose or...
  5. The thermostat doesn't control defrost, or any...

    The thermostat doesn't control defrost, or any function of it. It won't indicate aux heat on during defrost because it doesn't know... The heat pump defrost board closes R-W to energize the heat...
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    Experience will determine what you carry. Some...

    Experience will determine what you carry. Some universal stuff is great, others work like crap universally.

    I've got the honeywell single stage gas valve, but I'd like to start carrying the 2...
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    Fluke 116 and a UEI DL49 clamp (thinking of...

    Fluke 116
    and a
    UEI DL49 clamp (thinking of upgrading this - the new version is quick enough to catch inrush current).

    I would also like to get a couple of analog meters just to have and play...
  9. Lennox doesn't. Some manufacturer's do, other's...

    Lennox doesn't. Some manufacturer's do, other's don't. Best practices for refrigeration suggest that it should be insulated to get a more accurate temperature reading of the suction line that it's...
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    Maintenance customer called very upset that there...

    Maintenance customer called very upset that there was a puddle in front of the furnace and a PM had recently been done. Walk into the garage (past a shiny new motorhome in the driveway) to see an...
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    Already done, but thanks. Reading the fine...

    Already done, but thanks.

    Reading the fine print, though, if I ever have to claim on it I must present the tool, paperwork, and ID at an authorized service center. Closest one is 85 miles away. ...
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    I needed a new cordless drill - I'm tired of...

    I needed a new cordless drill - I'm tired of fighting the NiCd batteries in the dewalt - two years tops, then they won't hold a charge.

    So I picked up this little kit at home depot today. $99,...
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    I've never seen it, but another tech at our...

    I've never seen it, but another tech at our company went on a no heat once: RTU was off the curb and on it's top. Gas line was twisted off and wide open...
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    Mikey I'm super disappointed! I always kind of...

    Mikey I'm super disappointed! I always kind of figured as much, but I still always puctured that face at the other end of your stories whether you were bastardizing 3 heat pumps into one, or saving...
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    It was only a matter of time - pro-press has been...

    It was only a matter of time - pro-press has been making money for a long time now...

    I wonder if they're looking ahead to HC refrigerants?
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    Probably not on long enough to heat up and...

    Probably not on long enough to heat up and trip...

    A regular household breaker works two ways:
    1. a bimetal that heats in an overcurrent situation pulling a pawl back and causing the trip
    and 2....
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    Just upgraded from the CLC square bag to a...

    Just upgraded from the CLC square bag to a backpack. Happy so far.

    I can't handle the "small bag for diagnostic" method. I hate making multiple trips to the van - especially when it's a hike (or...
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    Sounds like you're starting out as an installer. ...

    Sounds like you're starting out as an installer. Bring what's on the list - the company may provide some of the other tools that you need. You will end up buying more as you see what the senior...
  19. http://www.caseparts.com/Catalog/Shelving-Miscella...

    http://www.caseparts.com/Catalog/Shelving-Miscellaneous/Shelf-Clips
  20. 1. If you are a tech, get a manometer. If you...

    1. If you are a tech, get a manometer. If you are not, call one.
    2. Bend down and check your gas-hole, :) (orifice)
  21. There is an internal pressure relief valve inside...

    There is an internal pressure relief valve inside the compressor of your heat pump. When the pressure gets dangerously high it will open up preventing damage to the compressor and other components. ...
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    Not so much my method, just "the way" where I...

    Not so much my method, just "the way" where I work. As far as empties all over the place - you must go through a lot of refrigerant in a week... It seems like lately I've had mostly hotside,...
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    Hey, do what you want - I'm glad that your method...

    Hey, do what you want - I'm glad that your method works for you. It wouldn't for me... I don't really have room to pack around empties, nor do i want to pack empties up to the roof, into a kitchen,...
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    You know, that's a good question. He's not...

    You know, that's a good question. He's not purchasing refrigerant... I don't know the rule chapter and verse to tell you, though.

    The last couple of guys we have had have been students from our...
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    Your employer must have a different philosophy...

    Your employer must have a different philosophy than mine. He'd rather have a dock guy making 1/3 of my wage recover refrigerant while I'm out running service calls... Besides that I only carry one...
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    I would think that you're fine, but wow - I've...

    I would think that you're fine, but wow - I've never considered putting that much effort into it. I just leave my empties on the roof...:whistle:

    No, seriously, though, we have a guy in the...
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    As mentioned in your other thread you will need...

    As mentioned in your other thread you will need to test for the EPA Section 608 certification. Most trade schools offer this, otherwise you might check with a local parts wholesaler - I think...
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    I am not familiar with the Azure motor. I have...

    I am not familiar with the Azure motor. I have installed a few of the Evergreen motors and have found it to be a fine product. The motor is a universal application of Regal's "X-13" ECM motor that...
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    The days of no computers and flat-head screws......

    The days of no computers and flat-head screws... those old-timers paved the way and got it done!
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    The last recovery tank I got has a leak in the...

    The last recovery tank I got has a leak in the threads for the valve. If I ever get it filled I'll be sure to turn it in...:whistle:
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    The adapter I have came with my automotive quick...

    The adapter I have came with my automotive quick connect adapters. I got the whole set on amazon or ebay a few years ago for under 50 bucks. I've never had to use the cylinder adapter, though - I...
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    It's a good solid pump - I've got two. The only...

    It's a good solid pump - I've got two. The only difference from it and the Platinum is no blank off or gas ballast valve. I've seen both of them hit below 100 micron (according to a JB supernova...
  33. You can have em... Zero just about pisses me...

    You can have em... Zero just about pisses me off, especially if I'm trying to troubleshoot a live electrical circuit when I can't feel my fingers. Heaven forbid I have to gauge up to something and...
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    The only reference I can find at Lennox to that...

    The only reference I can find at Lennox to that specific model is from a spec sheet from 1985 (only specs and dimensions, no schematics or service info), and only as a Canadian installation (your...
  35. I know... just messin' with yuh. See post 5. ...

    I know... just messin' with yuh. See post 5. Can't straight up tell it in open forums, you know. Sign up for pro status, already!
  36. No kidding... :putergreet:

    No kidding... :putergreet:
  37. So to recap your diagnostic, the low voltage...

    So to recap your diagnostic, the low voltage breaker tripped when the blower started (or made to start). Then again when the blower started, then again immediately (was the fan/limit control already...
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    Always set to "D" - it's a callback preventer. ...

    Always set to "D" - it's a callback preventer. That and making sure you actually have a two-stage thermostat so that it can override to mechanical cooling if free cool doesn't keep up.

    That...
  39. The part where the sensor is will definitely be...

    The part where the sensor is will definitely be melted off by 60 degrees. However, the coil does not always defrost evenly - sometimes there are stubborn spots, and if they are left frosted over...
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    You most likely have issues with your duct...

    You most likely have issues with your duct system.

    What the tech did was the equivalent of flooring the accelerator because the parking brake is on - yes the car will go, but...
  41. How about R12? Grab a couple of automotive...

    How about R12? Grab a couple of automotive pounders for $50 on ebay - just make sure it's actual R12.
    Also, Coke might want their machine back...
  42. I have a prestige at home. Every time the power...

    I have a prestige at home. Every time the power was shut off at the AHU the thermostat would dump everything. Button cell battery was good...

    but

    the CONTACT for the button cell had broken...
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    I have used them for a couple of years and think...

    I have used them for a couple of years and think they're great! I set them against a magnahelic. I take specific steps to ensure they operate the same as OEM, and to make them tamper proof after...
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    I've got a few craftsman tools. One is a decent...

    I've got a few craftsman tools. One is a decent ball-end allen wrench set. I have replaced it for free at least twice after breaking or stripping one or more of them on a stubborn set screw.

    The...
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    I love new tools as much as the next guy, but...

    I love new tools as much as the next guy, but really, it's a bubble... I've been pretty happy with the Made in China with a Scotsman logo screened on it - free swag from a factory training (sales...
  46. Search youtube and you can see the manufacturing...

    Search youtube and you can see the manufacturing process for a conventional tube-fin coil - the fin sheets are pressed onto a bundle of "U" shaped tubes, the tubes are swaged to form a tight contact...
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    Variable speed blowers are ECM (electronically...

    Variable speed blowers are ECM (electronically commutated motor). The motor has 3 windings, and a rotor with permanent magnets glued to it. Speed is determined by the rate that the electronics...
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    There are only 4 parts there: the valve, the...

    There are only 4 parts there: the valve, the thermopile, the high limit, and the ECO lead wire (the leads and the fitting that slips between the thermopile and the magnet on the valve -- I think...
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    I don't do that many flares... but when I do,...

    I don't do that many flares... but when I do, they haven't leaked years later.

    I have only ever used the standard flaring tool (the YJ swage/flare kit that you are born with if you go into this...
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    Yup - I see a couple a year. I carry a universal...

    Yup - I see a couple a year. I carry a universal pressure switch so I can replace it on the spot and get the heat back on. I've seen old stuck switches, poor/hi resistance contacts, cracked...
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