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    Howdy rundawg. I sent you an email from < Please...

    Howdy rundawg. I sent you an email from < Please put your email address in your profile, they are not permitted in post, thank you > requesting the smart valve info. I tried to PM you on here but for...
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    Here's s couple of quick pics I was able to grab...

    Here's s couple of quick pics I was able to grab before I got busy the day of posting.
  3. I understand this. But at the time I took these...

    I understand this. But at the time I took these classes I assure you, they taught this and did not teach that it is a result of moisture but of mixing the oils. I knew better because I'd read that...
  4. I know exactly what your referring to Jdbradley:...

    I know exactly what your referring to Jdbradley: I was told this during school as well as several classes that I took years ago when 410a was coming on the scene. I always heard of it as "green...
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    Yes sir fellas. It is the tech pac backpack.

    Yes sir fellas. It is the tech pac backpack.
  6. To my understandings per a Rheem tech, many of...

    To my understandings per a Rheem tech, many of the older R22 systems did come with compressors with mineral oil and if you were to retrofit a new 410A system in, you would need to flush the lineset...
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    Received my Veto Pro bag

    Like a couple of you fellas I've been waiting on this bag to replace the Lowes brand bag I've replaced 3x.

    I have to say that although the bag seems pretty well designed and built, it's a beast! ...
  8. Name of part number for manifold-less vacumm measuring..

    Hi all. I tried to searching, but found not answer. I'm trying to get double down on my near-perfect vacuums on systems and I've read there was a setup for pulling a vacuum on a system without using...
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    It's a conspiracy.

    It's a conspiracy.
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    While it might not be an issue for you, I got...

    While it might not be an issue for you, I got tired a couple of years ago of coming behind our installers (as well as a few jobs I had done when I was younger) and finding leaking joints everywhere....
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    I can't tell from the pics but last week I ran...

    I can't tell from the pics but last week I ran into for the second time, a similar situation exactly like the one your having. Someone had hooked up the primary drain to the secondary drain on the...
  12. Isolationism lol. And Pete your correct, he was a...

    Isolationism lol. And Pete your correct, he was a rep. I'm anxious to see how his homeschooling curriculum turns out.
  13. Perestroika was a front. Former KGB that...

    Perestroika was a front.

    Former KGB that defected, told his story and what we Americans would be facing.
    http://youtu.be/R3nXvScRazg
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    After years of taking pride in my tan and toned...

    After years of taking pride in my tan and toned self, I've finally wized up and started using it every day.
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    I think your refering to the normal liquid valve,...

    I think your refering to the normal liquid valve, no? Where you attach your "red hose" to the tap to measure head/high pressure? If so, then yes they are all still standard, as it was on the system I...
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    Thanks for the reply brother. I checked several...

    Thanks for the reply brother. I checked several places with the my clamp-style temp meter across various sections of the liquid line including the drier and it was all kosher.

    I was really tempted...
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    Smartphone bluetooth headphones?

    Do any of you use a set of these? I use my phone and make calls through the day. These iPhone earbuds aren't cutting it anymore and am looking for a wireless set that both stays out of the way (like...
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    caveman: I actually suspect that is has been...

    caveman: I actually suspect that is has been possibly causing a problem with a couple of systems. Glad you mentioned this.
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    I've done it once too. I'd been servicing Rheem...

    I've done it once too. I'd been servicing Rheem R22 systems all day and my last call was on another Rheem the same color, size and shape of the others and appeared equally as old and I failed to...
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    Thanks fella for the help. During the pump down...

    Thanks fella for the help. During the pump down the compressor did seem to have a more difficult time coming down on the liquid side. I did check the blower speed and it was the highest it could go....
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    Advice on tshooting this 3 ton split.

    Went to a service call for a customer that our company has been doing maintenance on yearly since we installed it. Unit is a 2004, 3 ton split with piston on a horizontal furnace. Last year the owner...
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    As I'm not too familiar with various batteries,...

    As I'm not too familiar with various batteries, can you possibly suggest the best place to purchase the eneloops from and do you purchase your chargers from them or elsewhere?
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    Thanks Brian for the quick response. I still have...

    Thanks Brian for the quick response. I still have faith in their products, probably just a fluke. I shouldn't have said "contact info" but phone number. I highly detest having to go through email and...
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    Thanks fellas for all the replies. I've been...

    Thanks fellas for all the replies. I've been meaning to write this post for sometime but I've been blessed with more work than usual.

    I recieved my Zebra light about a week ago. I don't have the...
  25. I learned this probably 6-7 years ago. :grin2: I...

    I learned this probably 6-7 years ago. :grin2: I believe the majority of my question was answered by keeping a hard start kit with me although I did find last week that with the Testo557s, I could...
  26. Well seasoned at this particular procedure....

    Well seasoned at this particular procedure. Breaking vacuums with liquid, charging via liquid through the kingv I guess what I should have asked in addition to the questioned that was answered by...
  27. Slctech, please forgive me for not realizing you...

    Slctech, please forgive me for not realizing you are the OP after my last assessment of the "threat." My bad :grin2:
  28. I don't doubt that was probably exactly the case,...

    I don't doubt that was probably exactly the case, but which definition of mistake do you use?
    From any random google search of the definition yields something similar.
    Noun
    An action or judgment...
  29. I understand and thanks for putting that out...

    I understand and thanks for putting that out there. Like many of us, I've been through much the same stuff you probably have. I can certainly understand venting as well but the OP sounded a little...
  30. Lol, nope. But after the last ten years...

    Lol, nope. But after the last ten years dedicating my time between Filipino MA's, firearms, BJJ ect, I'd welcome the wrong guy to sucker punch me. He'll be lucky if he isn't dead in his tracks...
  31. Who doesn't fix other people's mistakes? Sure it...

    Who doesn't fix other people's mistakes? Sure it might suck from time to time but what the hell, what do you guys get paid for? You have tools and mental skills. If you get electrocuted, especially...
  32. Attempted murder? Really? Get the damned state...

    Attempted murder? Really? Get the damned state involved? Ridiculous. Especially considering the signature. I do appreciate your advice in the a/cl field but "attempted murder?" That sig and your...
  33. Thanks for the reply. I do it just like this and...

    Thanks for the reply. I do it just like this and always checking everything my Testo557 will let me and what it doesn't, my other gadgets will.

    Do you normally charge systems via vapor through...
  34. Thanks fellas for the replies. I probably should...

    Thanks fellas for the replies. I probably should have been more clear though I think my question still got answered.




    Dang it, I should have remembered that! The two I was working on that did...
  35. Charging/adding refrigerant to unit when off....

    6-7 years ago, my refrigeration book explained that in some instances, with the unit off, refrigerant could be added in liquid form without any issues. I forget exactly why they said to do this but...
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    Awesome replies fellas. Didn't expect to have...

    Awesome replies fellas. Didn't expect to have such good input. This is another reason why I love this place.
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    What's the best all around headlight?

    I'm tied to my headlight. I work outside at night all the time at home and am in attics and crawl spaces daily. I've got several different lights and people give me different ones all the time but...
  38. Nasty rooftop unit, no water supply. Backpack water supply anyone?

    Not every day but occaissionally we get calls for work on units where for whatever reason we don't have access to water. What if any products are available to us or can be utilizes by those in our...
  39. Thread: HVAC buddy

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    HVAC buddy

    I just got through reading/skimming a SH thread and after seeing this app refered to several times and remembering a family member praising it, I'm attempting to find which one of the several I see,...
  40. I would greatly appreciate it Mr.Beiser if you...

    I would greatly appreciate it Mr.Beiser if you were able to remember it and were able to post it. Is there perhaps a section here on hvac-talk where some if any of similar resources are available to...
  41. Hot damn that was quick. Thank you sir very much.

    Hot damn that was quick. Thank you sir very much.
  42. Where can I find this chart for diagnosing systems? Used arrows...

    Hi all. I used this chart that I remember seeing in more than one place and I'm trying to hunt it down for a new helper who wants to go further. It basically consisted of a page of colums headlined...
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    Where to purchase Veto TECH PAC 1

    Hi all. I'm trying to locate and purchase the Veto Pro 5217 (the backpack) but can't seem to find a dealer in town or online. Are these available yet and if so, could someone suggest where I might...
  44. I have installed atleast two complete Rheem...

    I have installed atleast two complete Rheem systems a week March- October for the past 5-6 years. I often service customers who have a leaking R22 evaporator with an older, but otherwise "running"...
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    I don't know how much "pure copper"we use in the...

    I don't know how much "pure copper"we use in the US these days but it seems to me that much of the older copper coils and parts ect. was made with a more "pure" copper and often thicker. To me, this...
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    My family's company installs a ton of...

    My family's company installs a ton of Rheems/Rudd, a few American Standard and several Goodmans. Best we can tell, it's all of the coils made in/around 2010. Not only have we been told that there was...
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    Braidedsteel refrigerant hoses

    Hi all. I recently saw a set of braided steel refrigerant hoses being advertised.

    Do any of you have a similar product? I've been through quite a few sets of refrigerant hoses and am curious as...
  48. That's pretty interesting there guy, thanks for...

    That's pretty interesting there guy, thanks for taking the time to explain that.
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    There's not many guys here from your area of the...

    There's not many guys here from your area of the world and he was asking if you were there because you were in the military, possibly not realizing you are actually from there.
  50. Understood. But what is the reason for flushing...

    Understood. But what is the reason for flushing line sets when installing a 410a system in place of an R22 system (besides trash or other contaminants) if not to avoid the mixing of the oils of the...
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