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  1. correct. Just 're read 96 on the ceiling.

    correct. Just 're read 96 on the ceiling.
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    Fwiw I always clean the outdoor unit. Then find...

    Fwiw I always clean the outdoor unit. Then find access to the coil with my camera. It's a cheapo bore scope.
    All those readings are wasted if the A coil looks like a door mat
  4. 72 at the vents means a hot house. Should be...

    72 at the vents means a hot house. Should be closer to 55.
  5. What you never heard of hot flashes. They most...

    What you never heard of hot flashes.

    They most likely need better Windows and insulation too.

    During winter I had a guy who said the furnace won't even get to 85.

    You need to listen. ...
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    How to get an 18 year old interested in HVAC?

    I have a friend who's boy just graduated from high school. He is just like a million other grads, no training in the real world. I'm sure video game are more fun then working.

    He wants to...
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    Humm, I just pick the handle r-290 as I liked it....

    Humm, I just pick the handle r-290 as I liked it. Yes I knew it was propane.

    I too don't see propane being used in HVAC system for the home. No worries if the DIY guy juice it up the A/C...
  8. Thread: brazing question

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    Looks pretty :). I don't want to find out later...

    Looks pretty :). I don't want to find out later the joint is suspect. If it looks awesome visually. That goes a long way to having a leak free joint.

    You have to move the torch around the...
  9. Thread: Ameristar

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    No issues to date. The only pet peeve is...

    No issues to date. The only pet peeve is access to the ports. I just bend the sheet metal down and out for my big fingers. I installed a dry r22 unit and the label said 5 lbs 16 oz. Lol
  10. Thread: brazing question

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    Tip. Once you get the joint soldered just pull...

    Tip. Once you get the joint soldered just pull the torch flame straight back, keeping the weld area hot. Add a bit more silver solder. This allows you to get a nice thick weld.
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    Thanks for the replies. That was my concern...

    Thanks for the replies. That was my concern too, plastic parts. My other concern would be resting the round leg part on the lip of the attic access or a gutter.
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    As for space these ladders don't take up much...

    As for space these ladders don't take up much space that's for sure. When doing installs and carrying a lot of stuff, I like my fiberglass ladders. I have 4', 6', 8' and 10 foot, plus fiberglass...
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    Telescoping Ladders, the Good / Bad / Ugly

    good bad ugly on telescoping ladders. I've seen them at the supply houses.

    I just did a PM on an attic unit, with access in a small closet with 10' ceilings. I have a folding ladder that I was...
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    These ideas sound great until you find your self...

    These ideas sound great until you find your self under the house in the crawl space full of powder dirt. Then you just do what ever works.

    I use to do mastic and panduit strap. But found that...
  15. Those plastic tables are heavy as hell. I...

    Those plastic tables are heavy as hell. I almost bought one, until I tried to lift it up to put in the basket. Been looking for an old school card table or aluminum camp table.

    FWIW I own a...
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    Beenthere your missing the point. You need...

    Beenthere your missing the point. You need volumn vs pressure to flush a line set. NI ha lots of pressure, but the hoses limit volumne.
  17. Thread: Dry-Ship R22

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    No issues on the ADP coil. Unless your talking...

    No issues on the ADP coil. Unless your talking down flow. Then you need to wash the coil before install or it will drip water where its not needed. Just wash the coil before install is my M. O.
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    My setup is heavy. But when I was doing a lot of...

    My setup is heavy. But when I was doing a lot of installs not having to worry about gas was nice.

    cut and paste of a photo I found for reference. My cart is different as is the hoses, but...
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    Some good ideas. The main thing is to purge the...

    Some good ideas. The main thing is to purge the inside of oxygen, then braze it up. I might have just brazed up the piercing hole and made a new access port. But I can't see what your seeing. ...
  20. Thread: Dry-Ship R22

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    I've been using a lot of ADP coils. The main...

    I've been using a lot of ADP coils. The main reason it's easy to swap the TXV. I have one customer that has a complex of 20-30 year old furnaces that need to be replaced, but they don't want the...
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    Do the midnight plumbers charge extra for working...

    Do the midnight plumbers charge extra for working nights.:whistle:

    I really depends on the customer too. I had one where the " Plumbers" did their work. I told them the price to repair with no...
  22. Thread: Dry-Ship R22

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    I've done a few, most where the original unit was...

    I've done a few, most where the original unit was stolen.
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    Never try it. The oxy acetylene comes with...

    Never try it. The oxy acetylene comes with gauges so when its low trade them in. I use a B tank. Last a long time. I carry 50' hoses so attics or under the house is not an issue. I even...
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    I like the mostly solid panels for rental units...

    I like the mostly solid panels for rental units as the kids don't write there name in the fins. I've installed them for a few years and no issues to date.
    There a great option for those wanting...
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    Maybe they don't want to run a new t-stat wire?

    Maybe they don't want to run a new t-stat wire?
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    I put a 2 stage furnace in at my house and the...

    I put a 2 stage furnace in at my house and the high fire wire is disconnected. Is the furnace oversized? Yes. Why? Need to support cooling loads.

    The cost difference between 1 heat 1 cool...
  27. Here we have to use a 3rd parity to do the...

    Here we have to use a 3rd parity to do the testing. Prices have fallen as more and more people get into the testing business.

    My cousin used to pressurize the house so he could show the H.O....
  28. Thread: Core tool help

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    bingo.

    bingo.
  29. Thread: grounding ?

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    Just went to a house that burnt because of faulty...

    Just went to a house that burnt because of faulty electrical last week. Fwiw. If the electrical looks bad. Note it and get an electrician. Sure we all look at breakers and replace them to match...
  30. Thread: Best Drills

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    At the local HVAC place I buy parts, they carry...

    At the local HVAC place I buy parts, they carry tools too.

    They had this promotion over the summer and I traded in a my brothers old broken stuff :)

    I just bought my other brother the 18v fuel...
  31. Thread: Best Drills

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    Bosch makes good tools for a lot less. I used...

    Bosch makes good tools for a lot less. I used them for a few years before I gave them to my dad and bought new Milwaukee stuff
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    Sound interesting, but would need to see...

    Sound interesting, but would need to see pictures.

    Sounds like your getting hot air only off the wood stove.
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    Redback what flux are you using?

    Redback what flux are you using?
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    After R12 skyrocketed in price, in Mexico they...

    After R12 skyrocketed in price, in Mexico they where bottling propane or butane into 30lb bottles and people were buying them and smuggling them back in to the states not knowing.
    ...
  35. Thread: Best Drills

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    If you can save up, the Dewalt or Milwaukee...

    If you can save up, the Dewalt or Milwaukee lithium are great. Milwaukee is having a $100 trade in right now when you turn in a broken cordless drill 14.4 or better. I bought there new Fuel...
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    Since we have to conform to ASHRAE 62.1 opening a...

    Since we have to conform to ASHRAE 62.1 opening a window is no longer an acceptable option, so it looks good to me. LOL
  37. Thread: heat exchangers

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    make sense if the furnace is out of warranty

    make sense if the furnace is out of warranty
  38. Thread: Best Drills

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    I only buy the cobalt bit as they stay sharp...

    I only buy the cobalt bit as they stay sharp longer. I carry only small sizes, max 1/4"

    But at times I've had to drill through set screw to get a fan off, for that I carry ARTUs from OSH...
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    what is R290? Oh that's me. other country's...

    what is R290? Oh that's me.

    other country's have been looking into it. Here we have lobby folks who make the laws.

    Butane showed the most promise
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    Ok I'll rant. Who is teaching techs that its OK...

    Ok I'll rant. Who is teaching techs that its OK to use a 1/2 roll of electrical tape on a run cap.:gah:

    I did a job where the previous tech hack up the wiring inside the cabinet while replacing...
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    I transport mine upright with the regulators. ...

    I transport mine upright with the regulators. But I don't carry them unless the job calls for it. Even the big companies don't carry everything. They just call the tech that has that equipment....
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    Last night would have been a great pic before I...

    Last night would have been a great pic before I unloaded everything. After having stuff stolen I un load the high dollar items. Last night I took everything out for a good cleaning
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    Just found this, I've been using my Scion for...

    Just found this, I've been using my Scion for service for many years. I use a lot of tool bags and spares go in tote boxes. I have a few of those HF plastic boxes for screws and misc stuff.

    I...
  44. When converted to LP. You get stickers to put on...

    When converted to LP. You get stickers to put on the gas valve. That say LP. Normally you get 2 stickers. The other one says converted to LP

    I would ask if they checked the tempature rise on...
  45. It's sunny and 70 maybe 72. Sure it could rain...

    It's sunny and 70 maybe 72. Sure it could rain and you could use some heat. But the grass is growing and winter is behind us here.
  46. Well the good news is the heating season is over....

    Well the good news is the heating season is over.

    The Landlord knows the last tech said the unit has to be replaced.

    Looking at those pic's it has missed a few maintenance cycles.
  47. Does the exhaust pipe have white streaks run down...

    Does the exhaust pipe have white streaks run down the pipe. Kind of looks that way in the photo, but cant be 100% sure.

    If so, that needs to be looked at. The furnace flue gases are being...
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    Fluke 179 for years, then upgraded to the field...

    Fluke 179 for years, then upgraded to the field piece SC640. I wish I did not drop my analog meter they are handy too.

    The Field piece has worked fine. I like it a lot. But the alligator...
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    Trane/AS makes a part to fix these. I did one...

    Trane/AS makes a part to fix these. I did one last summer.

    KIT01146

    I can post some pics if it helps.
  50. tips and tricks for running long linesets for mini splits

    If you have 5/8 copper you need to unroll it on a flat surface. But with most mini splits your talking 1/4 and 3/8. Which can be just unrolled by hand.

    If I could make something that I could...
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