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    Ok great. thanks

    Ok great. thanks
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    Some good scrappn' right there.

    Some good scrappn' right there.
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    I've only been on 1 roof that had those rocks and...

    I've only been on 1 roof that had those rocks and it was a pain in the ass to walk around on. The rocks were piled on with no flat path to walk on.
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    TL;DR

    I'm fairly new to the trade so I'll give my thoughts on some of your concerns.



    Most of the time it is a thinking/problem solving environment (see below example) and not always a back breaking...
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    Could the reversing valve be bleeding by? ...

    Could the reversing valve be bleeding by?

    Also, what was the amp draw on the compressor?
  6. Not sure what board you have but, I had an...

    Not sure what board you have but, I had an experience like this earlier this year with this TCI board: http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/RGAAAOSwstxVIoeD/$_57.JPG?set_id=880000500F

    The...
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    Zone Temp -0.0*F

    I've got a zone on the VariTrac CCP display that's showing a temp reading of -0.0*F. I remember being told in the past to check the ohms and verify that they correspond to the space temperature and...
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    I spoke with one of our guys who has it. He said...

    I spoke with one of our guys who has it. He said it's "Trane TU". All I have is Rover but, it ended up not being the controller. All the boxes were open as they should of been. The discharge air was...
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    Thanks guys. I'll try to look into it before I...

    Thanks guys. I'll try to look into it before I head out there
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    What controller is this?

    I received a call for tomorrow to check out a FPB (or more) and was sent a pic of this controller that they are connected to. I've never encountered them and would like to get somewhat familiar with...
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    I'm shopping around for the two valve tree from...

    I'm shopping around for the two valve tree from Yellow Jacket (Yellow Jacket 93860). ~$120 seems to be the going price on these. Is that about how much you all paid? I'd also like to get the micron...
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    I've only lived in FL but, I had a guy in my...

    I've only lived in FL but, I had a guy in my class transfer from one local to another within the same state as a second year apprentice. Can't say it would be the same experience for you though but,...
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    Gotchya. It just seems that the angle of the roof...

    Gotchya. It just seems that the angle of the roof would make it kind of a pain to work on, or at least finding spots to keep tools from rolling down. It's probably not as bad as I'm picturing it...
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    Dumb question but, are RTUs on residential roofs...

    Dumb question but, are RTUs on residential roofs common out there? That looks a little scary to work on.
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    For those of you who have the yellow jacket tree...

    For those of you who have the yellow jacket tree for the vacuum pump (yellow jacket 93860), where did you guys get yours from? I'd like to buy locally as we get pretty good deals on parts but,...
  16. Thread: Micron Gauge???

    by Jigjoe
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    Any other opinions on the yellow jacket 69075? I...

    Any other opinions on the yellow jacket 69075? I was interested in either that or one of the bluvac gauges. Not necessarily into the bells and whistles of the newer stuff. I just want to be able to...
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    Just got handed an account with roughly 25 of...

    Just got handed an account with roughly 25 of those units. Luckily the wiring was pretty much intact which surprised me considering how long they've been around. The pulleys on the other hand were...
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    Thanks all! I went ahead and bought these and...

    Thanks all! I went ahead and bought these and they were exactly what I was looking for. I just got the Veto MC and they fit perfectly in them.
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    I think that is the one I saw before. Did you buy...

    I think that is the one I saw before. Did you buy that one already made or did you get the hose for it?mIf so, where did you get it from?
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    Thanks! I wasn't sure if there were setups that...

    Thanks! I wasn't sure if there were setups that didn't require that adapter on the gauge.
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    Thanks. I was looking for a set with hoses

    Thanks. I was looking for a set with hoses
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    Stubby gauges with hoses

    Can anyone of you with a set of stubby gauges post pics of your set up? I just bought a couple of 6" hoses and forgot that these were going to leak due to not having a flared connection. I beleive I...
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    I had thought about that at first but then saw...

    I had thought about that at first but then saw that the motor was just under RLA. I pulled a floor panel up from next to the unit and there is a lot of air coming from the unit but it just goes...
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    Each compressor has an unloader. This unit is...

    Each compressor has an unloader. This unit is pretty much running 100% loaded so I raised the set point to test the operation of the unloaders and they seem to work fine.

    I disabled compressor 1...
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    Undersized Liebert (possibly?)

    M- FR-FH125AUA10
    S- 388405-001
    mfg date 2000, air cooled, single story building with the condenser on the roof ~25' or so (has inverted traps at the unit LL and discharge). 2 fan condenser with a...
  26. Thread: Crane signaling

    by Jigjoe
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    Well three pages later, I got overwhelmed with...

    Well three pages later, I got overwhelmed with stuff through work and school and completely forgot about this. Actually, I wasn't trying to learn this to do a job. This is part of a presentation in I...
  27. Thread: Crane signaling

    by Jigjoe
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    Crane signaling

    I've only been on one or two jobs in the past two years where it involved a crane, so I don't know much when it comes to signaling. I looked online and I see a bunch of illustrated diagrams but my...
  28. Thread: Van setup

    by Jigjoe
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    I currently have no ac or heat in mine but, I...

    I currently have no ac or heat in mine but, I never once complained about it. Enjoy not paying for gas or maintenance :D I also know a guy who works out of a van like the above except it was his...
  29. Thread: Testo 510

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    As nice as that fieldpiece looked, I ended up...

    As nice as that fieldpiece looked, I ended up getting the Testo. It's size and cost ultimately won my decision.
  30. Thread: Testo 510

    by Jigjoe
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    Just looked up the fieldpiece and the switch...

    Just looked up the fieldpiece and the switch tester on it is pretty nice. I also noticed it's ~$100 more than the Testo. Johnstone normally gives us deals on products so I'll see what they offer and...
  31. Thread: Testo 510

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    I was only familiar with the 510 because a...

    I was only familiar with the 510 because a co-worker has one but, I'll take a look at the fieldpiece. It'll be for the basic air pressure checks. I've got a company provided dwyer magnehelic which...
  32. Thread: Testo 510

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    Testo 510

    I'm about to purchase one of these and saw the cheapest from trutech shipped at $149. Just curious if anyone knows of any deals anywhere else before I go ahead and buy these :angel:
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    At first, I was concerned with how these would...

    At first, I was concerned with how these would hold up on the more seasoned fasteners and then I saw their impact ratings. These look pretty promising. Let us know how they hold up.
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    I live in Orlando and could not find the time to...

    I live in Orlando and could not find the time to go unfortunately. This would of been my first HVAC expo and on top of that I'm in the market for a new micron gauge. These look nice but, I'd still...
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    actually nm this post

    actually nm this post
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    What type of fitting is that on the pump where...

    What type of fitting is that on the pump where the hoses connect? It's hard to make some things out on my small screen.
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    That's essentially the route I'd like to take. Do...

    That's essentially the route I'd like to take. Do you recommend I buy the kit from trutechtools or would I be better off buying the parts separately on their own from different suppliers?
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    I know this is an old thread, but I've had no...

    I know this is an old thread, but I've had no luck with the ones I've used and was looking around to see if other's had similar issues. Our company provides us with these micron gauges so I'm...
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    Sorry I should of been more specific. I'm looking...

    Sorry I should of been more specific. I'm looking for one that's electric, preferably battery operated. Thanks
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    hand held vacuum pumps

    This is unrelated to the field but, I was wondering if there were small vacuum pumps (possibly battery powered?) that are fairly small and compact. I'm not trying to pull a deep vacuum with it. I...
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    Are there any hand held readers that are...

    Are there any hand held readers that are standalone (no phones required) worth looking into? I'd like to have something like this available but I like my flip phone lol
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    Sorry that pic was sent with my ipad. I didn't...

    Sorry that pic was sent with my ipad. I didn't realize it was that damn big. I've never owned stubbies before but I've used a set from a coworker who had the
    gauge with the hoses and I liked it....
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    woops. Here is the pic: ...

    woops. Here is the pic:

    http://i60.tinypic.com/2s1rk9t.jpg
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    low loss stubbies?

    Are there 6" hoses where they already have a low loss fitting at the end? Johnstone didn't have any, so I just put together what you see there. I don't mind the current setup I have now but, I'd...
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    I'd like to keep a rescue motor or two in my van...

    I'd like to keep a rescue motor or two in my van as a temporary fix for temporary fixes for after hours calls, but have only recently heard about them. This would be for a 208/230v 5ton application....
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    I have the Bacharach (I think H-10G) from 7 years...

    I have the Bacharach (I think H-10G) from 7 years ago which works perfect and I have the Fieldpiece IR detector that my company supplied me. I've only used it once and haven't touched it since.. I'm...
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    I was considering "building" my own kit from...

    I was considering "building" my own kit from trutech tools for $450 but, I might stick around and see what other (and possibly cheaper) options are. With the bluvac, hoses, fittings and what not, it...
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    Thanks for the replies. This is what I currently...

    Thanks for the replies. This is what I currently use:

    http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/c6/c6144b6f-d8cd-4c84-a570-e387f1e66ac1_400.jpg

    and I use it often but, I'd rather use a...
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    Nut driver bits above 3/8

    Are there nut driver bits that go above 3/8? 3/8, 5/16 and 1/4 are the only ones I see at the stores.
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    This must be what they're using for toilet paper:...

    This must be what they're using for toilet paper:

    http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-10521483515574/1-mil-12-x-25lb-543-feet-copper-foil-roll-3.gif

    :eek2:
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