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  1. Thread: Hammer drills

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    I've had a Bosch bulldog for like10 years. I dont...

    I've had a Bosch bulldog for like10 years. I dont use my cordless hammer drilllfor more than a couple small holes. More or bigger holes and out come the sds and spline drills
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    I have a b-tank turbo torch.been using it for 14...

    I have a b-tank turbo torch.been using it for 14 years no problem. Anything in a really tight spot or over 1 1/8 I use oxy setup
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    Thanks. I'm going to clean it and test it next...

    Thanks. I'm going to clean it and test it next weekend when im not on call
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    Nevermind. Bought a jb dv-200 this morning

    Nevermind. Bought a jb dv-200 this morning
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    Also thats b. S. They gave hime a used loaner bag...

    Also thats b. S. They gave hime a used loaner bag for a warranty replacement. By that logic we can replace condensers under warranty with used ones because hey, it works better than your old one.
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    No, i like not living in my van. I just don't...

    No, i like not living in my van. I just don't think veto tool bags are woth the extra $$$. They're nice bags, but overpriced. And if you think questioning the wife about her shoes is dangerous, then...
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    I don't understand the infatuation with veto...

    I don't understand the infatuation with veto bags. I get it that they're durable but I'm going on 4 years with my current bag. I think I paid $40 for it at the depot. So if I replaced it today, and...
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    New vacuum pump suggestions

    Hi guys I could use some suggestions. My secondhand Robinair vac pump isn't really doing the job anymore and i feel like its a good time to upgrade. Doing mostly resi and light commercial ac...
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    I use the wheels. After i fold up the legs and...

    I use the wheels. After i fold up the legs and secure them with a strap i attached to the back leg, i point the legs at the back bumper and stand it up. A 180 degree spin and the heavy end is on the...
  10. Thread: Ripped off

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    No but the maintenance staff has. Last guy was a...

    No but the maintenance staff has. Last guy was a retired electrician, good guy. The new guy is a pretty shady character.

    Sent from my SPH-L710
  11. Thread: Ripped off

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    Ripped off

    So I was working on a walk in cooler Tuesday evening at an assisted living facility. Got the antique working again, did my paperwork and headed home. Yesterday I go to grab my combination wrenches...
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    The "new" rigid 300 at our shop is 30years old....

    The "new" rigid 300 at our shop is 30years old. They last a lifetime

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  13. Thread: Soot vacs?

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    Sid Harvey makes a soot vac, nearly identical to...

    Sid Harvey makes a soot vac, nearly identical to a sootmaster but $150 cheaper

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    I have a little husky 1/4" ratchet set, goes up...

    I have a little husky 1/4" ratchet set, goes up to 1/2" and 13 mm. Its in a 4x6 case about 1.25 inches thick. Fits in my tool bag nicely. I use it all the time

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    A lennox hack saw and a sharpie can get you...

    A lennox hack saw and a sharpie can get you pretty far

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  16. Is this a trick question? Sent from my...

    Is this a trick question?

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    I want one. Bad. That thing is smarter than my...

    I want one. Bad. That thing is smarter than my helper

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    Personally I like the 4ft flexible gas connector....

    Personally I like the 4ft flexible gas connector. I mean, who has time to thread pipe nowadays?

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    I have the LTE. The regular bluevac was out of my...

    I have the LTE. The regular bluevac was out of my price range but the lte is a great micron gauge I use it 3-4 times a week never any problems.
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    he was referring to the return. a 5 ton drive has...

    he was referring to the return. a 5 ton drive has a two sided blower and you will be short on return air only going in one side. If you bring the return in thru the bottom or both sides you will get...
  21. Thread: Tools

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    a tape measure, a pocket note pad/ pen and...

    a tape measure, a pocket note pad/ pen and pencil, a pocket knife. These are like american express dont go to work without them
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    with the exception of ladders there is not one...

    with the exception of ladders there is not one single company tool on my truck and thats how I like it. These are MY tools that I bought to work in my chosen profession. Ive had my boss repair tools...
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    I put in a multi zone fujitsu today, I like them....

    I put in a multi zone fujitsu today, I like them. They blow cold ( & hot ) air and customers dont have to go into debt for them. The 5/16 service valves are a pain, but not a huge one.
  24. Sticky: my start

    I got into hvac indirectly. I started a plumbing apprenticeship right after high school. After 2 years plumbing was not challenging me too much anymore and I started learning heat service and...
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    I keep a 1/4", 5/16" & a 3/8" in my pocket all...

    I keep a 1/4", 5/16" & a 3/8" in my pocket all day i think they are 2 3/4" long. i have a 6" set in my tool kit but i dont use them much. I do service most days and find the med length ones the most...
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    Really? So people pay for pm service evry year to...

    Really? So people pay for pm service evry year to have you come in at year ten and say the capacitor is bad you need a new system? Ive seen guys get fired for the practice you described above. You...
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    yeah i disconnected control voltage @ the...

    yeah i disconnected control voltage @ the contactor.
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    I know exactly what you mean. some days i wish...

    I know exactly what you mean. some days i wish they didnt trust me so much
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    How to stop a trane

    fan belt was gone, nothing left to it. This is at a church and they just kept turning the tstat down thinking that would make it run. I put on a new belt and got the fan running and Im going back...
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    I personally have a huge problem with flate rate...

    I personally have a huge problem with flate rate pricing. Its a fancy name for bait and switch. Contractors advertise $99 service calls, but dont tell the customer that is the cost to just show up....
  31. Its like a mouse trap for copper thieves

    Its like a mouse trap for copper thieves
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    that MUST have been at 430 on friday. "I got one...

    that MUST have been at 430 on friday. "I got one more call for you"
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    i have a uei single port. bought it for gas...

    i have a uei single port. bought it for gas service and got couple of test probes to use it for static readings too
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    good old rectorseal strikes again

    good old rectorseal strikes again
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    i just have a cheap 2 AA led maglite that stays...

    i just have a cheap 2 AA led maglite that stays on my belt. Had it for 2 years and it still works fine no complaints
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    Payne is exactly the same as carrier/bryant 90%...

    Payne is exactly the same as carrier/bryant 90% efficient furnace. Ive put in a dozen or so and as long as it is properly installed it can be a very reliable unit.
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    Used the oxy rig today it made a big difference. ...

    Used the oxy rig today it made a big difference. Cleaner joints and it went alot quicker, I will be using oxy acetylene from now on. thanks guys!
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    I am a plumber:grin2:

    I am a plumber:grin2:
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    Good techs can do both, usually do in fact. I...

    Good techs can do both, usually do in fact. I like switching around once in a while. Doing a big install can be a nice change of pace and keep you from getting burned out running service calls. If...
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    thanks for the replies. Im swapping an...

    thanks for the replies. Im swapping an evaporator and adding a txv to a 2 ton res. system tomorrow and im going to use the oxy setup. I have done a couple repairs where a smaller and hotter flame...
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    Economizers are a great option if they are...

    Economizers are a great option if they are maintained. I usually find the screens plugged with dirt and the control boxes home to hornets or bees. Thats how i found out what a good bee killer coil...
  42. Thread: Wages

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    I was only speaking in terms of a non union shops...

    I was only speaking in terms of a non union shops health insurance compensation. If i had to do over again i would have gone union, but right now the CT union has 400+ guys on the bench and im...
  43. Thread: Wages

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    I work at a non union shop in CT. I make $25 an...

    I work at a non union shop in CT. I make $25 an hour but my package is worth like $35 because the company picks up 80% of my health insurance! This is not the norm around here, most companies wont...
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    Brazing techniques

    What does everyone use for brazing torches? My new boss swears by oxy acetylene but ive always used a turbo torch with an appropriate tip. I figure as long as i do a nitrogen flow while brazing...
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    I use a fluke 116 meter and 322 clamp meter. The...

    I use a fluke 116 meter and 322 clamp meter. The basic fluke leads have always been fine but i want to try the twist lock leads at some point. I would like to get a fieldpiece sc77 for everyday use...
  46. Thread: Hi everyone

    by wsm0807
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    Hi everyone

    just wanted to introduce myself being new to the site. My name is Bill and im a plumber currently going through an hvac apprenticeship. Ive been in the trades for 10 years. I'm very impressed with...
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