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    I just hang it without a pouch. The thing is...

    I just hang it without a pouch. The thing is though and it makes easier to get it and put it away.
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    I saw the Testo 557 (or 570 -can't remember which...

    I saw the Testo 557 (or 570 -can't remember which one) and it has 4 valves so you can play with it any way you want.

    Another improvement would be the pipe clamp ears on the back of the gauges so...
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    2012 Convention

    Anybody thinking about 2012 Convention? I would like to go to my first one but since last year's was cancelled I don't know if there will be one this year.

    Any thoughts? Date? City? Host?
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    Sticky: I just created a new thread since it refers to...

    I just created a new thread since it refers to 2012 instead of 2011.

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    Anybody thinking about 2012 Convention? I would like to go...
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    testing signature

    testing signature
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    same here

    same here
  7. I had a factory tech tell me that I needed to use...

    I had a factory tech tell me that I needed to use Rx11 or Proflush to clean the lineset in a condo. I explained it was a full replacement, no burn-out and I had flushed the system with nitro because...
  8. I've just read that Rheem document and man, it...

    I've just read that Rheem document and man, it takes a lot of R-22 to flush the lines as per the procedure described there.

    If replacing both unit and just flushing lines its easyer to use Rx11 or...
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    I have a TI-25 and use it every day. Thinking...

    I have a TI-25 and use it every day. Thinking about getting certified so I can provide inspections to home inspectors and insurance companies.

    I love that tool. You can find problems that would be...
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    The scrap yard here have you sign a paper saying...

    The scrap yard here have you sign a paper saying your scrap had refrigerant recovered (no tag - just sign their form), has no capacitors, you own the scrap being sold, your pic, driver's license,...
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    Those things run forever. I've replaced many GE...

    Those things run forever. I've replaced many GE systems 35+ yo. Some had 2x4's holding compressor as the bottom of condenser was gone (coastal Florida here) and still running.

    I was not allowed to...
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    I had checked Elite and WrightSoft before. I went...

    I had checked Elite and WrightSoft before. I went to a conference and attended a clas by Jack Rise and another one by a guy that uses/teaches Elite. They both agree that they are the 2 best and only...
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    I downloaded the demo and looks nice but for only...

    I downloaded the demo and looks nice but for only $106 more I can get one that is ACCA certified and can be used to pull a permit. So I don't see much value on this one other than being used on...
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    I'm looking into Elite and Wrightsoft but found...

    I'm looking into Elite and Wrightsoft but found this thread. Is this software accepted by Building department? Imean certified by ACCA J8?
  15. Sticky: Be respectful of all posters here.

    Be respectful of all posters here.
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    I believe its because the problem is what Carrier...

    I believe its because the problem is what Carrier says and not Chinese copper.
    I swear I'm not Chinese. LOL
    Carrier came up with the Blue coating or something. They came up with their program. Now...
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    Alright I give that one to you as I do not know...

    Alright I give that one to you as I do not know for sure how that works.. But what do you say about my question?
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    Just remember "your supplier" is just a sales guy...

    Just remember "your supplier" is just a sales guy behind the counter. If one stop to think: copper is copper - it doesn't matter where it comes from. Drywall, toys, etc.. are processed products that...
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    Did you read Carrier's study on the problem? It...

    Did you read Carrier's study on the problem?
    It happens to all brands and I doubt they all use Chinese copper. Besides that the study explains what causes the problem. If they had traced the...
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    I sell Am. Standard, Rheem and Goodman and people...

    I sell Am. Standard, Rheem and Goodman and people always talk about Goodman being bad.

    My experience is that Goodman is a good product (simple , reliable and good price) but the fact that any...
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    It's called "Formicary Corrosion". Carrier has...

    It's called "Formicary Corrosion". Carrier has the best study/report on the problem and that is the reason most brands are going all aluminum evap. coils.

    Goggle "formicary corrosion carrier...
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    Hence my last question. LMAO

    Hence my last question. LMAO
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    BTW, why do you need tonage of system? if you...

    BTW, why do you need tonage of system? if you don't mind.
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    I agree but if you have the compressor model you...

    I agree but if you have the compressor model you may get lucky calling the distributor for that brand and they finding the only packaged unit in their line that uses such compressor.
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    I've seen some evap coils with production quality...

    I've seen some evap coils with production quality control sticker telling the coil size. Other than that IF you have serial number you can call the supplyhouse even without model# and they will tell...
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    Hard to do that in Florida. I've seem guys with...

    Hard to do that in Florida. I've seem guys with 8-12 years exp. taking jobs for 16/hr. If you are a clean cut guy (no drugs, no drinking, no smoking, no attitude) you have a better shot. My ex-boss...
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    Agree. I don't want to sound rude either but if...

    Agree. I don't want to sound rude either but if you don't know why you need to replace the TXV than you have no business installing anything R-22 or R-410A.

    If you are a homeowner trying to learn...
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    Started in at 9/hr (Florida) with no exp. in ac...

    Started in at 9/hr (Florida) with no exp. in ac but some knowledge in electrical. Small company 99% residential. Universal EPA in 3 weeks gave $1 raise, 3 months in I was driving alone doing...
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    Reclaimer Vacuum Pump Torch set Leak detector...

    Reclaimer
    Vacuum Pump
    Torch set
    Leak detector
    meter
    Puller (fan blade/blower wheel)
    Ladders - 4',6',10' + 24' Extension
    Vacuum gauge (I use Fieldpiece SMAN3 digital manifold with built in...
  30. 2007 E-250 with shelfs and ladder rack. Stronger...

    2007 E-250 with shelfs and ladder rack. Stronger than E-150 and not as expensive on gas and maintenance as E-350. I mostly do residential so its very good. I will probably buy a trailler for installs...
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    Not really but for $47.00 dif. from 1M I decided...

    Not really but for $47.00 dif. from 1M I decided to get it just in case I want to bid on a job that requires higer coverage. Also it looks better when you send your proof of insurance to realtors in...
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    I used your nice list as template and plugge in...

    I used your nice list as template and plugge in my numbers, came out to $6500, more advertising and software but less on medical ($220) since wife has her own ins. and my salary as a tech set at...
  33. I'm from Porto Alegre/RS but lived in Joao...

    I'm from Porto Alegre/RS but lived in Joao Pessoa/PB for 8 years prior to coming to USA 11 years ago. I don't know the terms in portuguese either. LOL

    Saudacoes aos membros brasileiros! ...
  34. Another Brazilian here. Welcome aboard! ...

    Another Brazilian here.

    Welcome aboard!

    Paulo
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    I understand your situation. I started to post a...

    I understand your situation.
    I started to post a little and just became a PRO member. I want to participate more but I think for now I won't be able because there is so much info available here that...
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    I don't know if ZeroCool is right or wrong but I...

    I don't know if ZeroCool is right or wrong but I like his profile pic. LOL
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    Even if you could seal the leak how long you...

    Even if you could seal the leak how long you think it would take till another one comes up on a 40+ yo air handler?

    Do it right - you and the customer will be able to sleep at night.
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    Enough said. Trump would need to pay the repair....

    Enough said. Trump would need to pay the repair. LOL

    Maybe a killed compressor can be blamed on age but Coolerfixer mentioned gunk on line set - that for sure was caused by the sealer.
    That's why...
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    I agree with you but if a person with means wants...

    I agree with you but if a person with means wants to be that cheap I won't be bending over to try to make it work for him/her.

    Still - Who would pay for the repair in case what happend to...
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    I check evap. coil and condenser first , then...

    I check evap. coil and condenser first , then whatever section of line set I have easy access to. Next step is isolation test and if the problem is in the line set I recommend replacement if I can't...
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    Weird - nightmare problem

    Is it a condo or a house?
    Underground line set chase could be the problem. Read below to see my bad experience.

    I installed a new system about 2 months ago in a condo where the TD was about the...
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    Coolerfixer: I say 2 hours so I allow for hard to...

    Coolerfixer: I say 2 hours so I allow for hard to reach units and opening the system, visually inspect and leak check. I agree with you.

    Just that sometimes the customer needs an extra month or...
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    I just did some research on Fluke 902 and found...

    I just did some research on Fluke 902 and found out the warrwnty is 3 years so you should be able to have it fixed. I use FP (3 in 7 years now - 1st. was lost, 2nd. was stolen and 3rd. one has 2...
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    About taking forever to find a leak: If I can't...

    About taking forever to find a leak: If I can't find a leak with visual inspection, leak detector and bubbles within 2 hours I will recommend an isolation test so I can tell the customer where the...
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    answer to Thes

    I partially agree with you about balance point. On the other hand I think a big company still cannot use the product just to try to save a few bucks and/or make the customer happy if the thing works....
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    Just had to add 1lb. to an old package unit. The...

    Just had to add 1lb. to an old package unit. The guy actually asked me about that stuff and I told him I would bring a can next time if he wanted but he would have to buy his own private gauges...
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    Make sure your ductwork will be able to handle...

    Make sure your ductwork will be able to handle the extra ton. High efficiency equipment are sensitive for duct sizing - variable speeds are known to make noise and not provide the nominal efficiency...
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    I was just researching some stuff and found this...

    I was just researching some stuff and found this old post.
    I've never used it but I think a good application (or maybe the only acceptable one) would be on an old packaged unit because if (or when)...
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    apartment complex with 1996 Goodman has 99.99%...

    apartment complex with 1996 Goodman has 99.99% chances of being a piston. Even today Goodman only uses TXV on high seer equipment and I've never seen a high seer on such application.
    Make sure they...
  50. Thread: SMAN3

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    SMAN 3 case

    I don't have one yet but will buy one soon.
    I spoke with a Johnstone rep. and he mention all guys are happy with the product and it is very sturdy. I think a padded bag would be great for daily use...
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