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  1. Generally speaking, torque specs are for clean...

    Generally speaking, torque specs are for clean dry fasteners unless otherwise specified. Oiling the threads will greatly increase the clamping force any any given torque.
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    Just re-read the instruction manual and it was a...

    Just re-read the instruction manual and it was a user error issue. Nothing wrong with the Ak's. I must have inadvertently zeroed them to atmosphere in psia mode when I should have zeroed them in...
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    The AK's are zeroed to read 0 at atmospheric...

    The AK's are zeroed to read 0 at atmospheric pressure.
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    Problem with AK 900's

    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll90/marty3006/IMGP3669_zps684e56cf.jpg


    69.5 psig of r 22 should correspond to a saturation temp of 40 degrees F. These saturation temps are about 10 degrees...
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    Summer time I keep a Diamondback 380 in my...

    Summer time I keep a Diamondback 380 in my pocket. Winter time keep a Ruger LC9 in a holster on my right hip. Always well concealed. I don't want to offend a customer or draw attention to myself.
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    Last week I used mine to find a r410a leak...

    Last week I used mine to find a r410a leak outdoors on a condenser. It was a good size leak though. I also though it was a POS when I first started using it but, once I learned the nuances of...
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    I have the Fieldpiece IR and find that it works...

    I have the Fieldpiece IR and find that it works well on r410a. You do have to understand how it works!
    check this out

    http://www.trutechtools.com/SRL2K7
  8. Thread: new manifold

    by m singer
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    I don't care for 4 valve manifolds because they...

    I don't care for 4 valve manifolds because they are needlessly bulky and I do not use a manifold to pull vacuums. I have a couple of digi cool AK 900's that I am very happy with and would recommend...
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    I have had one for a long time and never had any...

    I have had one for a long time and never had any problems with either the old of new sensors. Sounds like you got a bad one. They work great on R 22 but are useless for r410a.
  10. I don't think that it is universally true that...

    I don't think that it is universally true that ox/act is easier for a beginner then air/act. It's a lot easier for a beginner to put a hole in copper with ox/act. I agree that oxy/act can do more...
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    Literally speaking it is not possible to...

    Literally speaking it is not possible to correctly charge a mismatched system. That said I would go with charging by superheat.
  12. It would be more helpful if you stuck to...

    It would be more helpful if you stuck to commenting on things that you actually have experience with. Opinions of people with no experience on the subject do more harm then good.

    To the OP:
    ...
  13. Yellow Jacket Precision Torque Wrench Kit

    Are the threads and flare to be oiled or dry when torquing.
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    J-mart = Johnstone

    J-mart = Johnstone
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    I have used YJ, CD and appion. Ball valves tend...

    I have used YJ, CD and appion. Ball valves tend to wear out and leak. I consider CRT's to be expendable items that wear out like the brakes on my truck. If I can get a year out of one I'm happy...
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    I would also prefer ox/act for 1 1/8 pipe or...

    I would also prefer ox/act for 1 1/8 pipe or bigger but, especially since the switch to R410a, there is very very little in resi work that goes over 7/8.

    They both have their advantages and...
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    Either a. you have never tried to do this ...

    Either
    a. you have never tried to do this

    or

    b. you have tried and found your skills lacking. Rather then learn how to use the tool correctly, you blame the tool because you lack the...
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    I don't know who Paul Winberry is. Should I? ...

    I don't know who Paul Winberry is. Should I? Apparently he thinks he knows more about air acetylene torches then the manufacture or people like me who have been using them professionally for many...
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    Try them both and decide for yourself. I have...

    Try them both and decide for yourself. I have both on my truck and, prefer the air acetylene torch with an MC tank for 95% of resi work. I have no problem using an air acetylene on 7/8" or even 1...
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    WOW

    WOW
  21. Been there done that! Moving on, in my neck of...

    Been there done that! Moving on, in my neck of the woods, would have likely been more of the same. Maybe for you too? About a year and a half ago I went out on my own. It is easier said then done...
  22. Well I apologize for trying to save you some...

    Well I apologize for trying to save you some money. I mistakenly though this was a "discussion" where shared experiences relevant to the topic would be appreciated.
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  24. I used it a few times right after I bought it....

    I used it a few times right after I bought it. Perhaps I should have said that i no longer use it because I find it of no use.
  25. IMO a flow indicator is a waste of money. I have...

    IMO a flow indicator is a waste of money. I have the turbo torch one but never use it. I find it easier to set my regulator to 50 psig and adjust the flow of nitro by cracking my manifold valve. ...
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    I had that problem too. The solution for me was...

    I had that problem too. The solution for me was to stop squeezing the lever as soon as I feel resistance build.
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    +1 So much easier then the hammer in or screw in...

    +1 So much easier then the hammer in or screw in swage tools! I find it very handy for service as well as change outs. It is pricy though. It is a tool that you buy after you have acquired the...
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    It's Sweet setup so, what would you expect.

    It's Sweet setup so, what would you expect.
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    I'd also feel a lot better about the price if it...

    I'd also feel a lot better about the price if it were made in the USA but, until someone comes out with a comparable product for less, they will probably keep getting their price.
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    I pretty much do the same as you for service...

    I pretty much do the same as you for service manifold hoses. My evac hoses I am more critical of.
  31. Thread: Turbo torch

    by m singer
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    There is 10 cu ft in a MC tank. I use a no. 8...

    There is 10 cu ft in a MC tank. I use a no. 8 tip most often, and a no. 8 tip uses 8 cu ft per hr. For me a no 8 tip wks well for most resi applications, but I do have bigger and smaller tips as...
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    Very nice work.

    Very nice work.
  33. Thread: Turbo torch

    by m singer
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    To answer your question because if I am changing...

    To answer your question because if I am changing a coil in an attic that only requires sweating one 5/8" pipe, I would like to save myself the trouble of dragging a Oxy/act rig through the attic when...
  34. Thread: Turbo torch

    by m singer
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    I have a turbo torch MC and an ox act torch on my...

    I have a turbo torch MC and an ox act torch on my truck. I do mostly resi work and a little light commercial. I prefer the turbo torch for most of what I do because its a whole lot lighter and the...
  35. I bought mine last summer no problems.

    I bought mine last summer no problems.
  36. My G5 has always worked great, but what is you...

    My G5 has always worked great, but what is you ph no just in case?
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    Despite your apparent confidence and...

    Despite your apparent confidence and condescending attitude, you are dead wrong. With the wrench at a 90 angle to the crows foot, there is no increase in leverage and no adjustment to torque need...
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    You don't have to make any correction if you put...

    You don't have to make any correction if you put the crow's foot at 90 degrees to the handle of the torque wrench.
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    Some manufactures say that the only way to charge...

    Some manufactures say that the only way to charge a HP when ambient temps are too low to run in cooling is to recover and weigh in the name plate charge plus adj for line set length. That's a cop...
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    wolfstrike, glad to hear that you have got good...

    wolfstrike, glad to hear that you have got good use out of your UEI meter. My experience has been different. I bought one a few years ago and it shortly thereafter failed to read capacitance. I...
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    You need to find out what kind of metering device...

    You need to find out what kind of metering device is in there. Your evaporator is flooded under a hi load. My guess is that it has a piston that is bigger than the condenser calls for.
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    That is a lot of unnecessary fittings. Why not...

    That is a lot of unnecessary fittings. Why not just use a 3/8 male run T and a reducing bushing to fit it to the pump? A male run T has a male flare at the top and side with pipe the on the...
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    It would be best to use the piston that is...

    It would be best to use the piston that is specified for the condenser, but Your pressures and temps sound good. There may not be a problem other than you have a hot pull down situation. How is...
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    Another happy G-5 twin user here

    Another happy G-5 twin user here
  45. I have both on my truck but prefer air/ace for...

    I have both on my truck but prefer air/ace for most work. I have put in a ton of txv's and revering valves with air/ace and have NEVER burned one up. Don't blame the tool if you don't know how to...
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    I have had a Tek Mate for about 7 years now and...

    I have had a Tek Mate for about 7 years now and it has always worked great for R-22. It is near useless for R410A.
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    After reading this whole thread, and others, I...

    After reading this whole thread, and others, I ordered the UEI AK900 from HVAC parts warehouse for $350 delivered with the pipe clamps. I ruled out the testo early on due to all of the problems...
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    The lesson from this experience is, temp split...

    The lesson from this experience is, temp split is of limited usefulness without verifying air flow. With the blower running backwards, air flow was probably only 20% of what it would be with the...
  49. I always use wet rags on anything that could be...

    I always use wet rags on anything that could be heat damaged, but what is the sliver tape for? Never heard of that before.
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    If the "skinny line" is colder than the outdoor...

    If the "skinny line" is colder than the outdoor ambient temp, there is a restriction. Nothing else could cause that.
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