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    Back story.... Scheduled as a simple AC maint...

    Back story....

    Scheduled as a simple AC maint for a new customer. Talk to him when I get there and I ask him if everything has been working ok. He says yes, but it's been running all the time. I'm...
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    Unit running constantly....

    Ya think?

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    Looks like the '68 Lennox I came across last week

    Looks like the '68 Lennox I came across last week
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    3rd

    3rd
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    Yeah I wasn't gonna go too deep into it. Check...

    Yeah I wasn't gonna go too deep into it. Check basics, that was about it
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    They're replacing the whole condenser.

    They're replacing the whole condenser.
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    I'll check and see what, if anything, my...

    I'll check and see what, if anything, my complexes maintenance people did. They didn't leave paperwork when they came on Saturday, so I have no clue of they even did anything then aside from pull my...
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    Model # of GSH13019AC from 2008 Paired with...

    Model # of GSH13019AC from 2008

    Paired with indoor unit mod# AWUF24051BA
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    Its a copeland in a Goodman.

    Its a copeland in a Goodman.
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    Goodman compressor

    Here's what I got:

    I live in an apartment complex. Each unit has their own heat pump. Yesterday afternoon, under fairly moderate weather, I discovered that I had no cooling. I was packing up my...
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    I follow the sports rule.... If I hear...

    I follow the sports rule.... If I hear thunder/see lightning, I stop work until 30 minutes after the last clap/flash. And If thats gonna take too long, I'll just reschedule. Our customers are pretty...
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    Sanyo rep thinks a power surge. That sounds...

    Sanyo rep thinks a power surge. That sounds likely. As for the age, has a 6 yr warranty and is a 7 year old unit
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    Sanyo mini-split

    Yesterday I went to a 'no air' on a Sanyo minisplit. Called up tech support and they led me through a bunch of diagnostic checks. Turns out the compressor, the OD fan motor, the reactor and the...
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    Brent, you obviously missed my point A "A) you...

    Brent, you obviously missed my point A "A) you can afford it". Chances are, if he's new to the field, he can't afford to buy a set of digital. You get what works and what you can afford
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    Hogwash. I see zero need to buy the expensive...

    Hogwash. I see zero need to buy the expensive stuff until either A) you can afford it or B) it becomes necessity (moving into repairs)

    I got moved to repairs two months ago with my "maintenance"...
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    WarTurtle, I was in your shoes less than a year...

    WarTurtle, I was in your shoes less than a year ago. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send a PM
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    You dont needs a set for 22 and a set for 410. As...

    You dont needs a set for 22 and a set for 410. As long as you purge the lines on each connection, youll be good. You dont need digitals as a maintenance tech, trust me on that. its overkill. save...
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    I started as a maintenance tech. Honestly, you...

    I started as a maintenance tech. Honestly, you don't really need anything beyond a standard yellow jacket analog set for cheap.
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    This is a list that my company provides to...

    This is a list that my company provides to everyone:

    Vacuum cleaner
    Pump-up sprayer/coil gun
    manometer
    inspection mirror
    3/8 drill
    tin snips
    jumpers
    fuse puller
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    I've always been told if you purge the lines,...

    I've always been told if you purge the lines, you're good to go, and thats how I. Hook em up, purge em. But yes, it would be ideal to have a different set for each. Everyone in my company does that...
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    I started out back in May. Best tools to get are...

    I started out back in May. Best tools to get are a 6in1 or set of screw drivers. nut drivers, both short and long, preferably magnetic. since we're getting into AC season, I'd recommend a leak...
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    What I do is I turn the thermostat off and...

    What I do is I turn the thermostat off and control the furnace at the unit itself via jumper wires. When it comes time for the heat pump, I utilize the thermostat to turn the system on
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    I hate 40 hour weeks. I had 40 hour weeks when I...

    I hate 40 hour weeks. I had 40 hour weeks when I was still in school. Right now, I get anywhere from 48-52 hrs in a regular week. If I'm on call, a few more hours isnt out of the ordinary.
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    Well aware of the blue fin coil. I've yet to come...

    Well aware of the blue fin coil. I've yet to come across one, but I have sure come across a lot of ones that were replaced for that reason. My company sells york, So I see the stuff a decent amount
  25. Thread: One on me

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    yep. One positive was I got to see a bit of a...

    yep.

    One positive was I got to see a bit of a fireworks show. And stars, because that was one hell of a bright flash
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    One on me

    I'll show one on e. Just happened today. This is what happens when you're not thinking.

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  27. Had to explain this to a customer when I was on...

    Had to explain this to a customer when I was on call last week. We quoted him on replacing a zone damper, but he decided to go out and buy one and install it himself. Called me up asking for me to...
  28. No, ammonia dog was right. A holdings company...

    No, ammonia dog was right. A holdings company bought Kmart and operated under the Kmart name. The same company bought sears while operating as Kmart and renamed as sears holdings corp. So Kmart did,...
  29. As a former Sears Hardware salesman, A lot of the...

    As a former Sears Hardware salesman, A lot of the stuff craftsman has sold, especially recently has been made in china. and from everything we were told, they were still made to the same specs as...
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    It's the only thing I've actually been able to...

    It's the only thing I've actually been able to see in use. That's what most, if not all people, who have digi gauges in the company have. It's also the easiest to get around here. And the other...
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    I'm also in the market for a set of digitals...

    I'm also in the market for a set of digitals soon. The SMAN's are in my lead, but the DC's are slowly coming close
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    Good to know, especially since I just started...

    Good to know, especially since I just started running repair calls
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    The SC77. The sheer jump in quality and trust in...

    The SC77. The sheer jump in quality and trust in my meter has been significant. Next fieldpiece purchase will likely be a set of SMAN3 or SMAN4 manifolds. Probably in a few months
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    2008 York issues

    Has anyone else come across a bunch of problems on York heat pumps from ~June '08? It just seems like as of late I've come across unit after unit installed during that time period that just has...
  35. Sticky: I was hired specifically as a maintenance tech...

    I was hired specifically as a maintenance tech for my company. Show your worth by doing a good job and you'll slowly get asked to perform more tasks. Just this week they started having me go on call...
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    I'm leaning towards the 77.

    I'm leaning towards the 77.
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    Tomorrow is the day I purchase. Still havent...

    Tomorrow is the day I purchase. Still havent fully decided, but my old craftsman meter is no longer trustworthy. When you get readings of 300A on a blower motor that has a rating of 4A, you know your...
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    I'm in the market for a new meter, and right now,...

    I'm in the market for a new meter, and right now, the only ones I'm looking at are Fieldpiece. Still haven't quite decided which one to go with.
  39. Sticky: Just finished my Associate's degree in HVAC in...

    Just finished my Associate's degree in HVAC in December. Been working in the field since May '11 as a maintenance technician at one of the larger companies in the area. I'm 25. Looking towards...
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