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    Definitely an NTI Combi. They capped the...

    Definitely an NTI Combi. They capped the domestic connections at the boiler and tied the system into an indirect. What a waste.
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    I doubt the shark bite seals would hold up to...

    I doubt the shark bite seals would hold up to refrigerant for very long.
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    I like the 2x6 frame idea, it looks sharp!

    I like the 2x6 frame idea, it looks sharp!
  4. Thread: New 92%er

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    That's funny, in our area if we use a gas flex...

    That's funny, in our area if we use a gas flex connecter on a furnace we get a defect. A few years ago I sat down with the inspector for our area to go over why you can't use them and the best we...
  5. Thread: Magnafish

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    Our electricians use these all the time but their...

    Our electricians use these all the time but their magnet is a ball type. It works good for insualted walls.
  6. All of our techs use the DL389. We've never seen...

    All of our techs use the DL389. We've never seen this issue before but thanks, it's something to keep in mind.
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    Don't be surprised if Viega comes out with a...

    Don't be surprised if Viega comes out with a refrigerant propress system. They already have systems in place for natural gas.
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    I would have disconnected, capped, and red tagged...

    I would have disconnected, capped, and red tagged as is required when you find an unsafe situation that the homeowner will not allow you to repair. Regardless of the homeowner's 'opinion', you are...
  9. That's disgusting on a whole other level. I'm...

    That's disgusting on a whole other level. I'm surprised they don't have a cracked heat exchanger.
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    Our competition soft solders all their linesets,...

    Our competition soft solders all their linesets, they seem to be doing just fine with it. We have had to repair a couple cracked solder joints on their work. It always seems to crack in the same...
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    I just can't believe they spilled primer all over...

    I just can't believe they spilled primer all over the front of the furnace like that...
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    :grin2: That's awesome!

    :grin2: That's awesome!
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    Whoever soldered that did an amazing job! The...

    Whoever soldered that did an amazing job! The condensate should be revised, however. You shouldn't use copper on condensate drains. Also while it's hard to tell, where the drain transitions to...
  14. Thread: buy a new van

    by maniak
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    We have 5 of them, all are nice to work out of. ...

    We have 5 of them, all are nice to work out of. The problems we have with them is there are no mechanics that can work on them in our area so it is quite expensive to repair them. Another problem...
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    Awesome!

    Awesome!
  16. Thread: Boiler burn up

    by maniak
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    Its sad that where I live that doesn't even crack...

    Its sad that where I live that doesn't even crack my top ten!
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    Wow old thread. We ended up buying one.

    Wow old thread. We ended up buying one.
  18. Thread: Stolen tools

    by maniak
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    Someone stole our Rigid 300 from a site 3 months...

    Someone stole our Rigid 300 from a site 3 months ago. That hurt a lot :(
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    I'm sold on the 36 volt Bosch sawzall, it's just...

    I'm sold on the 36 volt Bosch sawzall, it's just like using a corded one. We have several that get used all the time and not a single issue. I used to have a dewalt cordless that sucked and powered...
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    Most of us take our vans home but a couple techs...

    Most of us take our vans home but a couple techs live in rural areas 40 minutes away. Solution, anyone?
  21. Thread: MORE DUCT SOX

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    They inflate and deflate, but when they deflate...

    They inflate and deflate, but when they deflate they don't look bad. We did 2- 34"x170' Blue, still look great 2 years later.
    I didn't see how you have those ones hung, just looking to see how...
  22. Thread: Sprinters Vans

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    We have an '05 and '07 both get around 21 mpg, 1...

    We have an '05 and '07 both get around 21 mpg, 1 is high roof , narrow wheel base and 1 is extra high roof, wider wheel base, bigger engine. Starting to get a little rust at the base of the doors,...
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    I always use the cheap ones because they're...

    I always use the cheap ones because they're light. I was pressured into buying the expensive gel ones for 60 bucks and they lasted 2 days. They're so heavy that they just slide down all the time.
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    In our sprinters, you can't open the gas cap door...

    In our sprinters, you can't open the gas cap door without opening the driver door.
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    Baileigh magnetic brake

    Is anyone using these or magnabends? Are they any good?

    http://www.bii1.com/sheet-metal-equipment/bending-brakes/bb-4816m.php
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    not finding much on them, but on my tests the...

    not finding much on them, but on my tests the only valves that were detailed were combi gas valves (quite extensively), SSOV's, gas train assemblies for larger appliances, etc. Maybe someone's using...
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    On the other hand, one of the better pranks we...

    On the other hand, one of the better pranks we pulled...

    We were driving back and forth to a project every day, me and another journeyman in one vehicle, our 2 helpers in the other vehicle. They...
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    Our good journeymen are and were always great for...

    Our good journeymen are and were always great for those original pranks and fun things that aren't hurtful but like everyone said there's always one. Hope you don't end up with that person.

    That...
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    Yeah, thanks for the head up I forgot where we...

    Yeah, thanks for the head up I forgot where we were posting... :o
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    I wasn't saying there is no chance of CO...

    I wasn't saying there is no chance of CO poisoning with a hydronic forced air system, I was saying that there is no chance of having a heat exchanger going unchecked and eventually opening up enough...
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    No worries about CO from cracked heat exchanger,...

    No worries about CO from cracked heat exchanger, just a water leak.
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    lol, had the same problem today on a VLT FC1000. ...

    lol, had the same problem today on a VLT FC1000. There are 2 side by side, 1 for makeup air unit, 1 for exhaust. I didn't have time to go through it, we got home late as it is. I'm going up to...
  33. Thread: HOT DAWG !!!

    by maniak
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    Awesome, made my night! I'm stealing this to...

    Awesome, made my night! I'm stealing this to show the guys at work. :grin2:
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
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    Poll: Do the controls manufacturers offer their in...

    Do the controls manufacturers offer their in house training courses to anyone who wants to pay the fee to learn how to service their equipment or just to their territory branches?
  36. Thread: Shopping Carts

    by maniak
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    We always take ours to the corral, even in...

    We always take ours to the corral, even in blizzards. It's one of those things that annoys me when they are left out. I remember seeing a cart rip across the parking lot and ding a newer vehicle at...
  37. It was -18C (0F) and I'm outside in my t-shirt...

    It was -18C (0F) and I'm outside in my t-shirt and pj pants looking for whoever was trying the door handle. I didn't see anyone, I suppose something could have fallen over in the van and set off the...
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    If you're serious about NTI, look into the...

    If you're serious about NTI, look into the trinity Lx series. The color touchscreen interface, real time data, and ease of troubleshooting make it a reliable choice. IMO, they are ahead of the game.
  39. My friggin van alarm just woke me up!!!! :gah: ...

    My friggin van alarm just woke me up!!!! :gah: I'm wound up. Maybe I'll hang out here for a bit until I calm down.
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    I feel your pain.... We get called on BS like...

    I feel your pain.... We get called on BS like when we replace a furnace and he gives us a defect because the water heater relief hasn't been piped to the floor. Go after the contractor who installed...
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    kneepads are the hardest thing for me to remember...

    kneepads are the hardest thing for me to remember to use.
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    They may be dumb enough to bypass the safety, but...

    They may be dumb enough to bypass the safety, but wow they even put effort and used a piggyback spade termial! Usually I see 1 spade still connected, the other electric taped to it or both just...
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    Found a dead hampster, family pet in duct, found...

    Found a dead hampster, family pet in duct, found dead bird family in inducer. Worst? did a wood to gas fireplace conversion, found birdnests all the way up the chimney from fireplace to the roof. ...
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    I hope you're piping the discharge to the floor? ...

    I hope you're piping the discharge to the floor? There is no code here for valves on the expansion tank. It needs to terminate between 6 and 12" from the floor with no threaded end.
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    cool I've never heard of that before. Where do...

    cool I've never heard of that before. Where do you ideally tie the tank in?
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    lol, we gave away a prestige stat at our company...

    lol, we gave away a prestige stat at our company fundraiser bbq this year. Ended up someone who rents a place won the prize and they took it to hock it on Kijiji. I guess they can't all work out. ...
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    wow that's pretty cool, thank you for sharing...

    wow that's pretty cool, thank you for sharing this. Did you decide to do this on your own or was there an organized effort for these people before you got involved?
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    lol, yeah it's in a small town and I think it's...

    lol, yeah it's in a small town and I think it's K-7. They shut down the school for an extra week to get the mess cleaned up.
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    The customer had existing isolation on one side...

    The customer had existing isolation on one side of the zone valves so we added in isolation valves on the other side.
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    Service switch is beside the doorway as you walk...

    Service switch is beside the doorway as you walk in. Blue box is lwco. I originally was going to put the pump downstream of the air scoop but there was no room.
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