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    It's a lightStat, No battery backup.

    It's a lightStat, No battery backup.
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    All the insulation is new??? WTF. I would be...

    All the insulation is new??? WTF. I would be really really pissed if I paid someone for that.
    At least the disconnect and liquid tite look somewhat ok.
  3. Thread: Brazing

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    That's what i said. When i first open the unit i...

    That's what i said. When i first open the unit i was like WTF?? REALLY??? Needless to say the owner said every year the cooling has to be repaired 2-3 times. I showed him the pics, as why you have...
  4. I had it worked one time that i know of. I think...

    I had it worked one time that i know of. I think the leak has to be really small in the evap or cond. tubes for it to seal correctly. The only one i have used is Easy SEal in a green can. They have...
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    AC was not working in a office building....

    AC was not working in a office building. Condensers were in a parking garage, They recently had the whole garage cleaned and the cleaner decided the condensers were dirty and pressure washed them....
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    I noticed recently that the cylinders have nitro...

    I noticed recently that the cylinders have nitro in them now. Before I thought they were in a vaccume. I think the PSI rating is on the side of the tank. I usually carry a 50 LB. cylinder. It weighs...
  7. Thread: Brazing

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    Brazing

    This was all from one unit. I am surprised the rev. valve did not melt inside. And there was oil all over one of the joints, have to go back to repair.
  8. Thread: Stumped

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    Is she sure the unit was actually working from...

    Is she sure the unit was actually working from the original install?? I changed a compressor doing the exact same thing, and the new compressor did the same thing. I had someone else look at it with...
  9. Some people have no business touching a AC Unit!

    Some people have no business touching a AC Unit!
  10. Thread: road rage

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    HA No #'s on our van's, thank god. Plain white...

    HA No #'s on our van's, thank god. Plain white all the way around. I never really understood putting all your info on the van's. All the company's I have worked for, not once did anyone get a...
  11. Thread: Tool backpacks

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    BackPack is the way to go. Started using one this...

    BackPack is the way to go. Started using one this year, wish i had used one my whole career.
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    Common For T-Stat

    The pic isn't that good, But someone put digital stats in last year, and instead of running new t-stat wire from the unit. Someone splice this above the ceiling and tied the common onto the ceiling...
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    Depending on the state, Check with your local...

    Depending on the state, Check with your local supply house about recycling them, also In TN no supply house recycles them. They look at you like you are from mars when you ask them to take a mercury...
  14. Thread: New to service

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    So for resi maintenance every year you guys hook...

    So for resi maintenance every year you guys hook up gauges?? I always believed why risk contamination or messing with the psi, if there is no problem. Take a temp split at the ahu and move on.
  15. I have never seen a AHU installed with duct strap...

    I have never seen a AHU installed with duct strap in someones home. The only units i have used duct strap is VAV units and they were not nearly heavy as that and its anchored into concrete not wood....
  16. WTF is that, unreal that someone would install a...

    WTF is that, unreal that someone would install a unit like that. 10 Ft of flex gas line, and its not even straight??
  17. Thread: New Roof

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    New Roof

    Damn roofers!
  18. Thread: Storage Place

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    Storage Place

    I saw this place that sold old construction equip. I guess they used the roof as a place to store the unit, Kinda odd
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    Some of those condenser have FD inside the cond.

    Some of those condenser have FD inside the cond.
  20. Thread: water heater

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    Ha i just noticed the relief valve drain going...

    Ha i just noticed the relief valve drain going up. LOL
  21. Thread: water heater

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    water heater

    I saw this in a stock room, Yes it was already turned off!
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    And another thing, if you did something they did...

    And another thing, if you did something they did not like, for instance not using the store phone to ivr in or out, even though the ivr would not work from the store sometimes, and if you forgot to...
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    Wait to Nov.1 Hits boom you were getting 40+...

    Wait to Nov.1 Hits boom you were getting 40+ hours, that will drop to maybe 10-20 hrs a week until march and they wont give two licks if you sit at home. I was happy the first couple months because...
  24. Thread: How come?

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    I have actually seen a hole just like that in a...

    I have actually seen a hole just like that in a carrier RTU on the discharge line. The unit was 5-6 yrs old and never had any issues, then all sudden it was out of gas and i found the hole. It did...
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    Theres a lot of those guys out there that just...

    Theres a lot of those guys out there that just set a unit and leave and fail to tell the customer "oh my price was just to install the unit, you have to get a service guy to hook it up and start it....
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    When i got hired there, First i already had a job...

    When i got hired there, First i already had a job and i was looking to move on to a different co. The previous one i was there for ten years. So the manager that interviewed me was so full of it, i...
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    At the supply houses they sell stuff called...

    At the supply houses they sell stuff called "drain pan seal" I have used it on some pans and fixed the leaks. I'm not sure how long it last but it will seal the pan for now.
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    If you do change outs its worth the time to strip...

    If you do change outs its worth the time to strip it down. I did a 2.5 ton split few months ago, stripped coils, line set and metal and got over 200 bucks not bad for 20 min. of work. I was kinda...
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    the leak is in the coil, or at the service valves...

    the leak is in the coil, or at the service valves more then likely. If its in the coil and really small, a can of leak stop will take care of it for 60 bucks.
    I was skeptical at first to use the...
  30. Thread: J. BOX

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    I know one thing that metal tape is conductive!!!...

    I know one thing that metal tape is conductive!!! I can not believe someone would do that, it would only take like 5 min to do it right and there was a home depot down the street.
  31. I go with commercial. Your up on the roof by...

    I go with commercial. Your up on the roof by yourself,(mostly roofs) no homeowner looking over your shoulder asking how much is this and that.
    And i'm assuming more money in commercial if your...
  32. Thread: J. BOX

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    J. BOX

    Found this lovely one today on the roof.
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    forgot something

    This rtu is about 2 yrs old. The outlet cover was sitting inside the unit. (these yorks actually come with the cover so all you have to do is screw it on)
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    I see it thanks, It is missing the digital...

    I see it thanks, It is missing the digital controller thats what was throwing me off.
  35. Thread: service van??

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    I was shocked not by the vehicle, but all the...

    I was shocked not by the vehicle, but all the clutter in the back. I would go crazy. Although when i first started in the trade i didnt know any better my van looked like that time to time. Not now...
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    When did you work there?? BTW it was RA they lost

    When did you work there?? BTW it was RA they lost
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    I was taught years ago by a old tech to use a...

    I was taught years ago by a old tech to use a nickle (thickness) to measure the pipe in the clamp. I hope im explaining it right, but i always do it and never had any problems. I can take pics if...
  38. Thread: to funny

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    Actually i have never seen it still in the box, I...

    Actually i have never seen it still in the box, I always see them hanging in the cond. section rusted out.
  39. How long have you been with conserv? You might...

    How long have you been with conserv? You might have taken my spot.
  40. Thread: to funny

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    to funny

    Another tech sent me this, its the fan cap. still in the box.
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    Need some advice on part.

    I found this on my truck, someone wrote on the box true control board. Does anyone know the value of this part or how common it is. I dont think i have seen one.
  42. Thread: NO AC CALL

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    I think it comes down to they are criminals and...

    I think it comes down to they are criminals and are not very smart to even turn the units off. Now saying that they do make some alarms that sense power loss and/or refrigerant loss, but i have never...
  43. I worked for con serv out of atlanta. I'm...

    I worked for con serv out of atlanta. I'm assuming BCH and Conserv operate the exact same way.
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    what is that thing on your wrist??

    what is that thing on your wrist??
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    I highly doubt anyone will call you since you put...

    I highly doubt anyone will call you since you put on there "unlicensed" that turns ppl off right there also the spelling.
  46. Thread: NO AC CALL

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    compressors were still there, yea they still left...

    compressors were still there, yea they still left alot of copper behind maybe it was amateurs.
  47. Thread: service van??

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    service van??

    saw this in a home depot parking lot
  48. Thread: NO AC CALL

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    NO AC CALL

    Cond. Fans were still running when i arrived LOL
  49. I worked for them briefly 2 years ago. I didnt...

    I worked for them briefly 2 years ago. I didnt stay that long.
    They use to have this laptop you had to drag around with you everywhere, all your calls were thru a program on the laptop. At first it...
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    It was for next tech owned by CMS,(in MD) I heard...

    It was for next tech owned by CMS,(in MD) I heard next tech lost some big contracts recently.

    Don't know if it had anything to do with them charging there customers to install wire ties on every...
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