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  1. Thread: why?

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    The reason why is because the condensate will...

    The reason why is because the condensate will shorten the life of the roof....especially in a desert area.
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    Among contractors, this company is very poorly...

    Among contractors, this company is very poorly thought of in the area, and recently got into serious hot water over charging customers permit fees when the permits weren't pulled. It was a major news...
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    I feel your pain. What soured me on field piece...

    I feel your pain. What soured me on field piece was their pipe clamp temp probes. Not only did mine not stop reading, but MULTIPLE coworkers' did too. I'm no fan of fluke, but I won't buy field...
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    You didn't offend me; your post was just useless....

    You didn't offend me; your post was just useless. If I asked for recs for a tool,why would you post "I use sta cons?" Dont mean to be a D""k, but...really?
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    That's wonderful that you use sta cons for your...

    That's wonderful that you use sta cons for your crimps. Perhaps you missed 100% of my post, asking for recommendations for a crimping tool to crimp 90 degree terminals?
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    Flag terminals

    Can anyone recommend a good crimper for 90 degree (flag) terminals? Copland says to use a "barrel" crimper....anyone have a recommendation?
  7. If I don't ask for it, how will they know to...

    If I don't ask for it, how will they know to provide it?! LOL. Chill dude, just wanted to see if others have got the specs so I don't have to screw around with manufacturers.
  8. I want to see numbers regarding the moisture...

    I want to see numbers regarding the moisture content of CO2. I've read all the debates here, but never seen proof that co2 has more moisture than nitro. And by proof I mean definitive specs from a...
  9. Using CO2 for pressure testing and purging

    Wondering if anybody here is doing this? Have you had any negative consequences at all? Want to make the switch from nitro...and need ammo to convince the boss.
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    I use a 120V rig to wash coils with, it works...

    I use a 120V rig to wash coils with, it works surprisingly well. Rather than mess with a battery, why not just use the units power to power an AC pressure washer? Even if it means carrying an xfmr...
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    I switched from R to HVAC, and am eternally...

    I switched from R to HVAC, and am eternally grateful I will never have to look at the bottom of a service meat case ever again.
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    One of the worst calls fo' sho. Quote for re...

    One of the worst calls fo' sho. Quote for re insulating whole drain and repair of burst areas. I know I'll get some flak for this but I always repaired with shark bite couplings. Never had an...
  13. I think it's an intriguing concept and might be...

    I think it's an intriguing concept and might be good for new construction, but in service no way that tool is going to fit where you need it to fit 50-60 percent of the time.
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    Magnafish

    Anybody have any experience with these? Fought some insulation in a stud cavity today installing t stats in a remodel, coworker says they work well even in insulated walls?!...
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    I generally don't like fluke products, but do...

    I generally don't like fluke products, but do like the twist lock leads. The grip on them is really good, the leads are long, and like someone else said it's super easy to check contactor coils...
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    Just an FYI...if you're new and you show up to...

    Just an FYI...if you're new and you show up to your first job with digital gauges, expect a fair amount of $@&} talking. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't even do it if I were you. Just my .02....
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    I get the 6 inch nut setters from the parts...

    I get the 6 inch nut setters from the parts houses...brand is Jiffy Chuck. Love those things...
  18. Haha the minute I hit the "post" button I knew I...

    Haha the minute I hit the "post" button I knew I was gonna get $%#+.
  19. Thanks for the info guys. Never heard of back...

    Thanks for the info guys. Never heard of back probing....
  20. Low voltage testing tool for Trane plugs

    I've recently started doing a lot of work with Voyagers and Intellipacs. Many times the service literature will direct you to measure voltage at the white plastic wire plugs that connect conductors...
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    I, for the life of me, will never understand why...

    I, for the life of me, will never understand why any techs would buy TWO meters (fluke) when one fieldpiece meter can do all the things both of those meters do, AND MORE. Its more accurate, comes...
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    I wear red wing 606s....best boots ive ever...

    I wear red wing 606s....best boots ive ever owned. In my opinion ideally suited to hvac work....no insulation, no fancy crap, just leather and a (durable) sole. Best value out there.
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    Wow, there are actually people who dont carry an...

    Wow, there are actually people who dont carry an impact driver?!
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    I have an appion and yj crt, appion always seems...

    I have an appion and yj crt, appion always seems to get the core in much more quickly and easily than the yj crt. Not a big fan of the yj crt at all.
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    I thought you usually started by calling a pro?!

    I thought you usually started by calling a pro?!
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    ONLY at the inducer? Try putting it in cool and...

    ONLY at the inducer? Try putting it in cool and check voltages. Or try running 208 to it strait from a power source to rule out bad connections or burnt contacts in the unit....
  27. Thanks for that!

    Thanks for that!
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    Just bought my rig. 1/2 inch diameter with 1/4...

    Just bought my rig. 1/2 inch diameter with 1/4 inch female flare and 3/8 female flare...other hose is the same. Bought a 1/2 inch female flare to 3/8" male adapter to put on my pump. Should work out...
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    If your husband doesnt have the initiative,...

    If your husband doesnt have the initiative, curiosity, and drive to post questions like this himself....he wont be a very good tech. And neither would you; you couldnt even figure out this wasnt the...
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    Ok, you guys convinced me. Just found some YJ...

    Ok, you guys convinced me.

    Just found some YJ 5/8" hoses...anybody wanna race to lowest vac? :p
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    Vacuum question

    Does it really matter what size hose you use (1/2", etc) if you can only pull through a 1/4" service port on the unit (even without schrader?). Thinking about a new vac setup, and wanted to know...
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    Wow, 3 TX valves failing in a row? What are the...

    Wow, 3 TX valves failing in a row? What are the chances?!
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    Hey JP....ever tried a hot wire for discharge air...

    Hey JP....ever tried a hot wire for discharge air velocity in cases, i.e. at the honeycomb? Wonder if it would be a good tool for PMs....
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    Thanks for the replies... Jim, what do you...

    Thanks for the replies...

    Jim, what do you recommend for flex? Testing at the terminal unit/register?
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    Testo 416 mini vane anemometer

    Thinking about pulling the trigger and picking one of these up. Its a lot of money, but if it works well I think its a good investment. Anybody have one?
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    I do this a ton. Custy probably wont care about...

    I do this a ton. Custy probably wont care about color, but 4100 will pop a lot more off the cello wrappers. They will be unhappy with 3000k, trust me. We buy the LED light bars that fit into the...
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    Make sure youll get the same hours at the new...

    Make sure youll get the same hours at the new shop. We had a guy leave for a union shop, got about a 15 percent raise...and is only working 20 hours a week now. Our shop has so much work I could work...
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    Bought the SC640

    Love it already! Love the fact that I can get an actual reading while ohming compressors/motors other than zero, love the lead holder on the amp clamp, just love the thing so far. Not really getting...
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    I had one until two weeks ago...loved the thing....

    I had one until two weeks ago...loved the thing. Lost it at a market. :(
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    FWIW, I have one of those Wyotech schools near...

    FWIW, I have one of those Wyotech schools near me....it had a really bad reputation for taking advantage of vulnerable people. Im truly glad it was shut down.
  41. Dude...Chill. I used air acetylene (turbotorch)...

    Dude...Chill. I used air acetylene (turbotorch) in school, i do have experience with it. I should have stated that. My sincere apologies. That being said....
    Beginners have enough trouble brazing in...
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    Makes the boots last longer, no odor issues, but...

    Makes the boots last longer, no odor issues, but the best thing is that the boots feel so damn good in the morning!
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    I got mine from the Red Wing store...probably...

    I got mine from the Red Wing store...probably paid a bit more. Its the "original" PEET dryer.
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    Recommendation

    I purchased a PEET boot dryer a few weeks ago....cant recommend it highly enough. I wear my boots about 15 hours a day and have sweaty feet...let me tell ya, no more odor issues and it is a PLEASURE...
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    Cant you just guage up and see if your discharh...

    Cant you just guage up and see if your discharh goes up and suction goes down? Thats what i do, had lots going backward and i just reversed the leads, no damage done.
  46. Not many people with any level of field...

    Not many people with any level of field experience use air acetylene (this site is the only place ive ever heard people advocate its use). Ive never seen someone use it in the field, ever. Get (and...
  47. I read a lot on here about the 5 year experience...

    I read a lot on here about the 5 year experience thing...dont let that discourage you OP. I think that may be only in areas that dont have many jobs. If you were in CA and you knew how to use a...
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    There have been so many times in the past 2 years...

    There have been so many times in the past 2 years I've said "I'm quitting, I'm out, I'm gonna go sell contactors and mini splits to resi customers. Don't care anymore...." But then I get a day off...
  49. There's a gray area when buying tools. You don't...

    There's a gray area when buying tools. You don't need the most expensive 11 in 1 screwdriver, you'll lose the bits anyway. : P But buying the best meter, etc makes sense IMO.
  50. Fp clamps are a joke. My boss has a box (no...

    Fp clamps are a joke. My boss has a box (no joke) of broken ones sitting on the floor next to his desk. If you ohm them they all read open.

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