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    While I don't usually take pictures of the...

    While I don't usually take pictures of the individual joints i make I can ensure you that steel king valves are common in refrigeration as well as steel tubing on the small refrigeration condensors. ...
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    You can braize steel to copper fairly easily w/ 6...

    You can braize steel to copper fairly easily w/ 6 or 15 you just need braizing flux. Its tricky the first couple of times you do it and its never your favorite thing to do but its not that hard.
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    Yes, i weighed in the charge. All the normal...

    Yes, i weighed in the charge. All the normal things, water inlet valve/ bin full stat were checked. Units only 6 months old and from what I understand has had freezeup problems since the beginning....
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    Hoshizaki guru needed

    I have a hoshi KM-1601mrh3 where the complaint was it was freezing up. Defrost it, its pretty dirty so i pull the distro's clean them and then run sizzle thru it to clean it up. Restart it and it...
  5. Thread: Shop Vac

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    Funny, i thought the dewalt filter plugged up...

    Funny, i thought the dewalt filter plugged up quick and sucked up a 18v battery pretty quick. Having owned one, I don't think i'd buy it again
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    I really like them too, not that particular model...

    I really like them too, not that particular model (haven't used it) but the channel lock kind. They grip better than channel locks and once they're on u don't even have to hold on to the back side...
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    i've gotten the lights from Sams, and all i've...

    i've gotten the lights from Sams, and all i've gotta say is damn their bright. Excellent for everything except a little to big to hold in ur teeth while workin w/ ur hands. Had the minimag led...
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    Hell, if your that far south, just use electric...

    Hell, if your that far south, just use electric heat and don't worry bout the heat pump. Put it a straight cool, hello!! Unless they have money then size for cooling.
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    I'd suspect u have more probs than a bad t-stat...

    I'd suspect u have more probs than a bad t-stat but good luck replacing your old heat pump stat w/ a gas furnace stat. Call somebody when it gets cold
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    The vision pro will not kick your gas heat on...

    The vision pro will not kick your gas heat on till below the balance point. Usually 35, it doesn't care if your house is freezing. If the balance point isn't met it won't kick on second stage (gas)...
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    So have you replace the cap yet, or are u waitin...

    So have you replace the cap yet, or are u waitin for more answers. Maybe u burnt the motor and have to replace it and the cap again.
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    If you look at the 903 blower specs it'll move...

    If you look at the 903 blower specs it'll move enough air for 4 tons if the esp is right
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    But hey, if you've got the money we've got the...

    But hey, if you've got the money we've got the time. If you want it bad enough we can give you clean room air.
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    Why are u installing a new system w/out a new...

    Why are u installing a new system w/out a new filter system being installed at the same time?? Are u made of money. Hell we'll install a 4" filter rack for no extra charge w/ a furnace change out. ...
  15. Thread: Check this out

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    hadn't seen this before sorry if it's a repost. ...

    hadn't seen this before sorry if it's a repost. http://www.weirdralph.com/funstuff/images/no_problem.jpg
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    http://www.weirdralph.com/funstuff/images/no_probl...

    http://www.weirdralph.com/funstuff/images/no_problem.jpg
  17. Thread: Tipping

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    I was reading somewhere that to tip less than 5...

    I was reading somewhere that to tip less than 5 is just being cheap. Does the waitress who works at Bob Evans work any less than the waitress at the ritzy joint down the street?? Since thinking...
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    Can ya alum. tape that heat exchanger till...

    Can ya alum. tape that heat exchanger till monday?
    Uhh, no
    I think he watched a little to much McGiver growin up cause sometimes he actually has good ideas.
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    Go w/ the General, they make a better filter rack...

    Go w/ the General, they make a better filter rack that you won't need to replace. Only good thing about the aprilaire is the ease of changeout. Overall the difference in them is minor, just pick one
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    Who the hell wants to work the day after...

    Who the hell wants to work the day after thanksgiving.
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    Kinda like an unfunny Dennis Leary

    Kinda like an unfunny Dennis Leary
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    Man, we were waitin all week to watch that and it...

    Man, we were waitin all week to watch that and it got preempted by the tornado telethon here. Now I support the tornado telethon but couldn't the have done it over survivor or something.
  23. Thread: Mag-lites

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    I think the minimags are junk. They just chew...

    I think the minimags are junk. They just chew through batteries and bulbs, always broke when u need them. I've gone to the multi led lights. The big mags are OK though.
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    I figured the rate would be decent in Houston. I...

    I figured the rate would be decent in Houston. I was more curious about the Killeen/Temple area. If I was gonna move back I would go where I had a house a knew at least some people. :)
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    Just out of curiosity. What's a service tech...

    Just out of curiosity. What's a service tech make down there. I kinda miss Texas.
  26. Thread: Midget

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    The Midget This guy owns a horse farm and gets...

    The Midget

    This guy owns a horse farm and gets a call from a friend. "I know this midget with a speech impediment who wants to buy a horse and I'm sending him over."

    The midget arrives and the...
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    In Indiana now though, don't need a place to...

    In Indiana now though, don't need a place to stay. Thanks for offerin though :)
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    I used to live in Harker Heights, what do you do...

    I used to live in Harker Heights, what do you do there. I was in the army. Still own a house down there.
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    I've been using adaware and AVG antivirus. ...

    I've been using adaware and AVG antivirus. Recently tried Avast. Avast seems to be a better program from my limited experience. Both AVG and Avast are free. Try running regclean, I believe...
  30. Thread: Firefox

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    Truthfully I though firefox replace netscape

    Truthfully I though firefox replace netscape
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    I predict the boss will put gas in my van at...

    I predict the boss will put gas in my van at $2.50 or $3.50 and pass it on to the consumer. I also predict I'll pay more on for health insurance this year. Man, I must be related to Psychic Olga or...
  32. Thread: Firefox

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    How many of y'all use it? I've been using it for...

    How many of y'all use it? I've been using it for about 6 months now, Kicks IE's butt, except for msn video's where you have to have IE :( Love the adblock and script block. Go firefox
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    I never liked having my name on my shirt either. ...

    I never liked having my name on my shirt either. In the Army it was one thing, but on the outside I see no reason for my name to be on my shirt. If I wanted everyone to know my name I'd tattoo it...
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    U.S. Army 92-2001 63B Light wheel mech. 52C...

    U.S. Army 92-2001
    63B Light wheel mech.
    52C Light Utility Mech. (The a/c and fire extinguisher guys)
    Not quite sure how those qualified as light utilities but what the hell do I know.
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    Did you even look where the leak was?

    Did you even look where the leak was?
  36. Thread: Best Evap Coil

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    Any brand of coil but Carrier

    Any brand of coil but Carrier
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    What's your delta T? Did they have it off the...

    What's your delta T? Did they have it off the whole time. Tell them to leave it on and call you tomorrow.
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    All a variable speed furnace does is guarantee(...

    All a variable speed furnace does is guarantee( to a certain degree) that you will move a certain CFM of air. They tend to be quieter also and more energy efficient. You don't need a variable...
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    Don't use the a/c unless you want to pay someone...

    Don't use the a/c unless you want to pay someone to clean your evap coil $$$
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    Sounds like the fan is going off on thermal then...

    Sounds like the fan is going off on thermal then the compressor. Did you clean it while you were there? What is this energy saver light your speaking of. Where there separate contactors for the fan...
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    As a service tech I always appreciate it if they...

    As a service tech I always appreciate it if they offer me a drink when I'm done. I don't expect it and don't adjust the bill but if they did it before hand I would probably go out of my way some.
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    Since your having so much fun w/ the charge. Why...

    Since your having so much fun w/ the charge. Why don't you just pump the damn thing down. Pull the piston, look at it, while your there pull the coil and clean it. Make sure the piston is clear....
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    Assuming your readings are right it appears...

    Assuming your readings are right it appears overcharge w/ a restriction
  44. Maybe he has a set of heat strips set on. I went...

    Maybe he has a set of heat strips set on. I went to one of those the other day. No cool, A/C was kicking butt but 10KW of heat was energinzed at the same time. Of course some yokel had wired the...
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    Origonally you had a partial restriction. Now...

    Origonally you had a partial restriction. Now you have a gross overcharge w/ a partial restriction. Fix it by finding the restriction and removing it.
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    I found a 9 year old amana set up almost...

    I found a 9 year old amana set up almost identical to the first pics. The equalizer tube wasn't secured to anything though. Just kind of hanging near the access port. Funny thing was that it didn't...
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    Sounds like a bad stat to me

    Sounds like a bad stat to me
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    I don't suppose you replaced the t-stat over the...

    I don't suppose you replaced the t-stat over the winter did you?
  49. Thread: Freezing coils

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    I'm not a reefer expert but from what I've seen...

    I'm not a reefer expert but from what I've seen in the mid and low temp range is that the coils won't freeze up when the units are low on charge like an a/c will. However I have a boss who is...
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    I fail to see the need to replace the whole...

    I fail to see the need to replace the whole valve, unless I could get the part warranteed. Why not just hard pipe it and braze in an access port. The only difference is that your not going to be...
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