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    The drains are, they terminate through a small...

    The drains are, they terminate through a small hole on the lower left on those two 90s. And the install is on ocean front property in high brow territory, so the less seen the better.


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    PVC art in a classy community

    A minisplit install I did last summer. The picture doesn't do the working height justice, and to this day I remember this install fondly. It was a fun job and one both me and my relatively new...
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    I know who is making all the money from that...

    I know who is making all the money from that building. The power company.


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    Looks great. We do it similar, except we use...

    Looks great. We do it similar, except we use drywall larger than the head so that the mud monkeys can butt right up to it. Ive never done the drain like you have there, but its a fantastic idea and...
  5. Thread: Leak test

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    Sediment trap looks a little short.... And...

    Sediment trap looks a little short.... And besides that, that's kind of terrifying.
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    There is really only one situation in which I...

    There is really only one situation in which I felt I may have needed to defend myself, and the homeowner (quite rich) was (quite drunk) declaring I wasn't bleeping leaving his bleeping house until i...
  7. Mine has worked fine all summer. The only issue...

    Mine has worked fine all summer. The only issue I had was when I got a gob of nylog in there. Other than that, it displays from atmosphere down into the low microns every time. My buddy has one...
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    Looks like *really* confused copper thieves. ...

    Looks like *really* confused copper thieves.

    But... but... $7.50, that's all for this scrap? Well jeeze after we smoked that meth I thought for sure we knew what we were doing.
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    Been using pdm gelcopper for about 3 years. It...

    Been using pdm gelcopper for about 3 years. It really cant be beat in my opinion. Its also just really easy to work with.


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    I'm coughing and hacking just looking at that. ...

    I'm coughing and hacking just looking at that. Yikes.
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    Yup! Oh well i guess i have a reason to keep my...

    Yup! Oh well i guess i have a reason to keep my oil license active then. Buggers.


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    An update on this. According to the code update...

    An update on this. According to the code update class, a journeymans oil provides ability to wire mini splits. As long as there is an open spot in the service panel I can wire from there out to my...
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    Might be able to slide the cover off if you have...

    Might be able to slide the cover off if you have an inch or two. This has been done to me before.


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    Do I work with you? That crawlspace is...

    Do I work with you? That crawlspace is familiar.....
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    I think I might have to have this. The wife will...

    I think I might have to have this. The wife will kill me. It'll be worth it. I've been drooling over knipex for a while.

    On a sidenote, it'll be nice to be the only one on the jobsite with a...
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    We are apparently installing a pile of these all...

    We are apparently installing a pile of these all of a sudden. Came out of nowhere, never seen them before. Seem interesting, I'll let you guys know how it turns out, try to get some pictures too.
  17. Thread: flare tool set

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    Got the rigid non ratcheting flare block. It is...

    Got the rigid non ratcheting flare block. It is eccentric flare, and breaks free when done. I love it.,

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  18. Thread: Ladder Safety

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    I wish I had a picture of what we did last week. ...

    I wish I had a picture of what we did last week. A 24' stripped into two pieces, with a roof hook attached, then we used another 24' and a 32' to get that piece onto place onto the roof so we could...
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    The harder I stepped on the brake, the faster it...

    The harder I stepped on the brake, the faster it went! Something is wrong with that damn car I tell ya!
  20. Nice clean work, I like it. :cheers:

    Nice clean work, I like it. :cheers:
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    "Well ma'am, if you won't let me move the...

    "Well ma'am, if you won't let me move the condensers, then you should at least let me install some cooling to cool your cooling."
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    That's a pretty killer idea, awesome clean work...

    That's a pretty killer idea, awesome clean work too!
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    Well ma'am, I'm almost done. All I have left to...

    Well ma'am, I'm almost done. All I have left to do is throw the disconnect and try to find a way to get my van into the yard so I can drive it into the condenser.
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    Wow. So...... Where was the filter rack?

    Wow. So...... Where was the filter rack?
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    What? So I'm not allowed to wire from the d/c to...

    What? So I'm not allowed to wire from the d/c to my unit anymore?? What about control wire?

    And as far as Mitsus go, does the electrician thing include going from the terminal block on the...
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    So wait, I've always been told to 1: Make sure...

    So wait, I've always been told to 1: Make sure the core is good. 2: Put a friggin wrench on the cap (with an o ring) and 3: To never ever ever use any form of loctite or blue goo..... So are there...
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    I have one, got it from the grundfoss rep. As...

    I have one, got it from the grundfoss rep. As said before, can't get it to work on Taco, just the grundfoss.
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    Well, if they are buying you guys to get into the...

    Well, if they are buying you guys to get into the chiller business, I would say they aren't buying the customer base as much as they are buying YOU and YOUR expertise. I wouldn't be worried, it's...
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    I'm not sure if that's wall of fame or shame... I...

    I'm not sure if that's wall of fame or shame... I mean if that's what the customer wanted price wise, and it works without leaking....
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    A "good" politician never lets a tragedy go to...

    A "good" politician never lets a tragedy go to waste!
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    My boss provides the van, ladders, recovery...

    My boss provides the van, ladders, recovery machine, vacuum pump (although I need to buy my own... cause yea, this thing stinks), b tank, nitrogen tank, scale, recovery tank. Everything else we...
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    Whichever guy likes drinking beer more than he...

    Whichever guy likes drinking beer more than he likes the 200 bucks he's gonna give me to take his!
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    Eep. I'm guilty as hell. I actually get grief...

    Eep. I'm guilty as hell. I actually get grief from the office manager about the amount of zip ties I use...
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    So I'm curious, our company doesn't do duct...

    So I'm curious, our company doesn't do duct cleaning, but it's something to keep in mind for all those old OilSavers that are going belly up all over the place. How exactly is a properly done duct...
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    Run!

    Run!
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    I love this, thank you for sharing this awesome...

    I love this, thank you for sharing this awesome tool. I'm going to be copying this. Thanks!
  37. Thread: Shame or Pride?

    by Kaedos
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    Hey dude, it worked in my '82 Dodge Conversion...

    Hey dude, it worked in my '82 Dodge Conversion van, this will totally do it!
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    That very same day we had a customer for a PM. ...

    That very same day we had a customer for a PM. Asked where his Air handler was and he claimed he didn't know what an air handler was, and that no one had been out to service his unit in a few years....
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    Guys are stealing 22?

    Guys are stealing 22?
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    I like it.

    I like it.
  41. Thread: Display Cooler

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    Doh!:whistle:

    Doh!:whistle:
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    Would a bad start capacitor trip the breaker? ...

    Would a bad start capacitor trip the breaker? After thinking about it for a second, of course it would. Sort of embarrassing how much I missed on that call...
  43. Thread: Display Cooler

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    And Ice, not that I doubt you, but both of my...

    And Ice, not that I doubt you, but both of my lead techs told me r134a fractionates and was a royal PIA.... And to never top it off, always pull the charge and put in new stuff.

    And after I looked...
  44. Thread: Display Cooler

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    Thanks for all the good info! I went back this...

    Thanks for all the good info!

    I went back this morning, and the OL was still clicking and the compressor would not start. So I put my amp meter on the compressor, jumped out the OL and the...
  45. Thread: Display Cooler

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    Like I said this is my second refer call. In...

    Like I said this is my second refer call. In actuality this is only my 13th service call alone. And 98% of my daily work is installs, I very rarely get to shadow a service tech. Being on call...
  46. Thread: Display Cooler

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    Well, because I knew there was a leak, and I know...

    Well, because I knew there was a leak, and I know r134a fractionates (however you spell that), so the proper way to charge would be to pull it and put it back in. I totally overlooked the compressor...
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    No, I didn't check the windings, by the time I...

    No, I didn't check the windings, by the time I thought of it so much time had gone by I figured the cheapest option was leaving and heading back in the morning. I felt bad about the bill until he...
  48. Thread: Display Cooler

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    Display Cooler

    Tonight I got an after hours call to a sea food display cooler that was 70 degrees. I've only been on one refer call in my short career, so I was a bit nervous.

    r134a unit, I put my gauges on it...
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    Wow? Who would do that and think to themselves...

    Wow? Who would do that and think to themselves "Yeah, that's okay, I can sleep well tonight." ??
  50. Hideous. But you know how situations,...

    Hideous. But you know how situations, homeowners, and bosses can be like. I've been forced to do some things that I didn't want to do and looked like hell (not the actual work, you know what I'm...
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