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    I use an altoids tin as well. Been doing that for...

    I use an altoids tin as well. Been doing that for many years


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  2. Thread: Work boot

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    Can't wear those into industrial plants where I...

    Can't wear those into industrial plants where I work


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    We are in dire need of experienced help here. Few...

    We are in dire need of experienced help here. Few going through school and many retiring. Pay scale varies from about $15 to $50/hr and it seems like that is increasing daily. Even though we are...
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    624051 Just posting this to help someone else...

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    Just posting this to help someone else out. The flow is in the direction of the red arrow (dot faces into the flow). Seems like it would have been a lot simpler if there was an arrow stamped...
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    Love my AK900's. I still kinda chuckle when my...

    Love my AK900's. I still kinda chuckle when my coworkers have to send off their smans for repair (and my set is many years older).


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    Megohm Meters/Meggers

    Megger MIT 410
    About $650

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  7. Thread: Meters

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    I like fluke and fieldpiece. Different uses for...

    I like fluke and fieldpiece. Different uses for different meters.


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    Was this ever resolved? Have wrench-Will...

    Was this ever resolved?


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    Never thought about this, but very interesting. ...

    Never thought about this, but very interesting.


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    Well worth the $. Easy enough to make one if you...

    Well worth the $. Easy enough to make one if you can weld though.






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    I like mine as well, but only good up to about...

    I like mine as well, but only good up to about five tons


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    I sure like my tankless Have wrench-Will...

    I sure like my tankless


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    Superheat? Sub cool? Have wrench-Will travel

    Superheat? Sub cool?


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    yellow jacket micron gauge 69075

    I'm just suggesting to blow any residual refrigerant away from sensor when removed from circuit. This is what I do with mine.






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    I know this sounds crazy but, ohm out your...

    I know this sounds crazy but, ohm out your contactor coils. I bet one is shorted or open. I can't remember off the top of my head what the ohms should be. I see this often on a building I work on...
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    lightly blow across sensor after removing. Should...

    lightly blow across sensor after removing. Should quickly read atmospheric.






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  17. Thread: 410A Leak

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    My bet is evap leaking. Just from past...

    My bet is evap leaking. Just from past experience. Sometimes very hard to find with poe and 410a. Try putting trace of 22 in it to sniff out the leak.


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    Build one out of a Pelican Case Have...

    Build one out of a Pelican Case


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    Homemade Gallo Gun

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    I took a large schrader access fitting and fitted it to a 1 1/8" acr plug. Then added a ball valve for quick nitrogen release.


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    I diagnose and repair on the spot. But, I work in...

    I diagnose and repair on the spot. But, I work in the commercial/ industrial field.


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  21. Thread: Tempstar

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    Yes. I get new parts bad sometimes. Have...

    Yes. I get new parts bad sometimes.


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  22. Thread: Work boot

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    So far I really like mine. I added some superfeet...

    So far I really like mine. I added some superfeet copper insoles too.


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  23. Thread: Trane Chiller

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    Your machine should have two flow safeties. Such...

    Your machine should have two flow safeties. Such as a flow switch and chill water pump auxiliary switch in series.


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    Trap in A/C Drain - Why?

    I like to use a pvc union on both sides of the trap. This way the trap can easily be removed, cleaned, and primed.


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    http://www.achrnews.com/articles/92786-installing-...

    http://www.achrnews.com/articles/92786-installing-refrigeration-piping


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    I wonder if oil traps are required? Have...

    I wonder if oil traps are required?


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    Trap in A/C Drain - Why?

    Yes. Where do you run it in New England?
    I believe "grey water" is illegal here now.

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    On a "pull through" coil the negative pressure...

    On a "pull through" coil the negative pressure created by the blower motor will pull condensate out of the pan if a trap isn't installed. Also the negative pressure will pull sewer smells from drain....
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    Mine is more than five years old. Yes, zippers...

    Mine is more than five years old. Yes, zippers are an issue with Veto Pro bags. Still working great with the brass ones I installed.


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  30. Thread: Work boot

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    Gravity, how do you like the Keens? I just...

    Gravity, how do you like the Keens? I just ordered me a pair today. I'm leaving Timberland Pro.


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  31. Thread: Ammo talk

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    Ammo is starting to become available around here....

    Ammo is starting to become available around here. I bought four boxes of federal gold .22 for $3.99/ box this week. The store had plenty and with no limit. I just don't want to be a part of the...
  32. Very good job! Have wrench-Will travel

    Very good job!


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  33. Sad to say, but a tech with bad teeth will have...

    Sad to say, but a tech with bad teeth will have to be better at his/her job than the one with perfect teeth. And it will be harder for them to have an opportunity to prove themselves. I agree with...
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    Doug is awesome! He has helped me several times...

    Doug is awesome! He has helped me several times too. I can't say enough good things about his customer support. I'm going to buy another set of ak900s (even though mine still work great) just...
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    Streamlight Stinger. I can't work blind. ...

    Streamlight Stinger. I can't work blind.


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  36. Thread: Drake Chiller

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    Drake Chiller

    Is the txv bulb mounted properly to a clean suction line? We had a carlyle busting valves in a Liebert unit. After the third time I drove eight hours (round trip) to investigate. I sanded the...
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    I've seen this before. Replace compressor. My...

    I've seen this before. Replace compressor. My scenario was similar to Gravity's.


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    Fieldpiece SC77 and Fluke 902 are the two I use...

    Fieldpiece SC77 and Fluke 902 are the two I use most.


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  39. X2 on the Lenox brand multi. This one lasts way...

    X2 on the Lenox brand multi. This one lasts way longer than Kline.


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  40. Try AC Doctors in Brandon

    Try AC Doctors in Brandon
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    Need more info to diagnose

    Need more info to diagnose
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    Oil can parts bin

    Don't throw away those old oil cans. Turn them into parts bins.
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    Another vote for AK900 Digicool. Tougher than any...

    Another vote for AK900 Digicool. Tougher than any analogs I've ever had.
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    Thanks. I just got an antique tag for her last...

    Thanks. I just got an antique tag for her last month!
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    550241 I've been building this computer desk for...

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    I've been building this computer desk for the wife. I too find it very therapeutic. And I like riding my bikes. 550251
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    Streamlight stinger

    Streamlight stinger
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    I save good used parts for my in laws [emoji11]

    I save good used parts for my in laws [emoji11]
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    Anybody tried Knipex screwdrivers?

    Anybody tried Knipex screwdrivers?
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    $12-15 for each bought seperatly.

    $12-15 for each bought seperatly.
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    I bought a non insulated kit for $40 or $50....

    I bought a non insulated kit for $40 or $50. Nice, but now I buy the insulated ones individually from Grainger.
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