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    There may be a screen in the line right before...

    There may be a screen in the line right before the piston (break connection and look in the line coming from condensing unit). I had one stop up and got the same readings. I took the screen out and...
  2. Could it be the elements are somehow trying to...

    Could it be the elements are somehow trying to run on 120v instead of 240?
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    If the LP gas has been run through a copper line...

    If the LP gas has been run through a copper line check for kinks or other restrictions.
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    Thanks. I've never done any business in TXK {Was...

    Thanks. I've never done any business in TXK {Was Clueless}...
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    Texarkana Arkansas/Texas

    Anyone know a good supply house over that way? Gotta go next week....
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    Recovery Machine ?

    Anyone use a RG3000 PROMAX Cube Refrigerant Recovery Machine? Opinions?
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    Check compressor? It never lies. RSC to ground...

    Check compressor? It never lies. RSC to ground (better than a megger) or to figure out which is which, you just can't beat a Simpson....
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    Check compressor? It never lies. RSC to ground...

    Check compressor? It never lies. RSC to ground (better than a megger) or to figure out which is which, you just can't beat it.......
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    Here is a magnet trick ...

    Here is a magnet trick http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsJLuTrezwo
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    Have you got a picture of the dog? I got to get...

    Have you got a picture of the dog? I got to get me one of them......
  11. Obama to Putin, "I can be a lot more flexible...

    Obama to Putin, "I can be a lot more flexible AFTER THE ELECTION" What does that mean???
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    Very sorry to hear it, he sounds like a really...

    Very sorry to hear it, he sounds like a really good man. I still grieve over one I lost in 1974. I will pray for your family.........
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    Welcome to the site. Grab some thick skin and...

    Welcome to the site. Grab some thick skin and jump right on in. Just post your questions and try to ignore the jerks. This is a really good source of information.
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    Yep. That is right off the wiring diagram.

    Yep. That is right off the wiring diagram.
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    Obsolete Breaker

    There are still a bunch of these still floating around. If you are still kinda new at this they read a little funny on the VOM.
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    I had one do something similar after a...

    I had one do something similar after a thunderstorm. It screwed up the circus (yes I said circus) board.
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    Try going to the Adobe site and getting updates...

    Try going to the Adobe site and getting updates for Reader, Flash Player ect....
  18. Thread: Fieldpiece

    by Thorazine
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    I had a test equipment problem. Fieldpiece...

    I had a test equipment problem. Fieldpiece (Thanks, James) and their authorized dealer in Benton, Arkansas( Thanks, Chris) made it good the same day. Who is going to beat that.
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    I like Glen Beck - and Rush and O'Reilly and...

    I like Glen Beck - and Rush and O'Reilly and Hannity.............
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    That Pesky Cross Contamination Thing

    I just got off the phone with Ritchie Engineering Company, Inc.(Yellow Jacket). R22/410A cross contamination is extremely unlikely through manifold gauge and hoses. Purge with the refrigerant you are...
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    If you have an old analog amprobe lying around...

    If you have an old analog amprobe lying around you can get a good read on the compressor start up. See if all that "sound" is excessive current.
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    You really should be in sales...

    You really should be in sales...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
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    Welcome. I recently found this site as well. You...

    Welcome. I recently found this site as well. You get to experience going out on a job and all the associated problems it would take years to run across in the field. No matter how long you have done...
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    Sometimes it's simple

    I ran across a situation today where “the kids” discovered that little wheel – toe zone heating/cooling – and closed every floor register in the house.
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    Sorry Gunslinger. I re-posted the water mist...

    Sorry Gunslinger. I re-posted the water mist thing. I missed it when I read through the first time.
  27. I ran across one once where the defrost board got...

    I ran across one once where the defrost board got confused. Bugs walking around on a poorly coated circuit portion. Did I mention I hate bugs?
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    I have the sman3 and love it. It is like a GPS...

    I have the sman3 and love it. It is like a GPS for troubleshooting. I guess you can get a good or bad anything these days. I still have a set of old Imperial gauges from 1986 that work like new....
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    This may sound a bit unorthodox but have you...

    This may sound a bit unorthodox but have you tried a light water mist on the condenser to see if if that helps bring your readings more in-line. May help eliminate what it's not and help find what it...
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    How long is the line set? What size lines?

    How long is the line set? What size lines?
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    A good megger test can give you a heads up about...

    A good megger test can give you a heads up about a potential future problem. A good multi-meter is great for checking motor windings, bad connections, caps ect... I have seen a compressor fail a...
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    crankcase heater working?

    crankcase heater working?
  33. A small limit switch like a lid switch on a...

    A small limit switch like a lid switch on a washing machine on the disconnect door to the line side> then through the flex> to an alarm (Radio Shack) in the condenser? I made something similar for a...
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    Is it the vacuum/pressure/valves or display? You...

    Is it the vacuum/pressure/valves or display? You can clean the vac sensor with alcohol.(isopropyl-not the other stuff)
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    I've read about them and decided the new features...

    I've read about them and decided the new features would not be that useful to me personally. A lot of folks may really like them.
  36. Thread: Disconect

    by Thorazine
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    Change it out. You won't wake up at 2:00 am...

    Change it out. You won't wake up at 2:00 am thinking I should have changed that disconnect........
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    Check for oil overfill (look at sight glass while...

    Check for oil overfill (look at sight glass while pump is running also) and close the pump valve before shutting down pump
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    Thanks. I really like this site.

    Thanks. I really like this site.
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    Welcome from Hot Springs, Arkansas. I am new too....

    Welcome from Hot Springs, Arkansas. I am new too. There is a lot of good information here and as I'm sure you've noticed, a few real jerks as well. For the most part it is a well maintained,...
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    My vacuum readings were erratic while connected...

    My vacuum readings were erratic while connected directly to the pump with gauge hi/lo capped off. I was testing the pump because a cheap drive coupling in a very expensive pump exploded.
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    As the greatest philosopher of our time would say...

    As the greatest philosopher of our time would say "Now that's funny, I don't care who you are, that there is funny."
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    Does your vacuum pump have a gas ballast port?...

    Does your vacuum pump have a gas ballast port? This is from Yellow Jacket U If you suspect an open or wet system, be sure to use the gas ballast feature on your vacuum pump. The gas ballast prevents...
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    I could never blame my pump. We are very close. I...

    I could never blame my pump. We are very close. I raised him up from when he was just a young seal a meal.
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    My new SMAN3 spoke to me.

    It whispered you have a bad o ring on your vacuum pump oil drain plug. No wonder the readings were goofy.
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    PS Did I mention I hate dirt daubers?

    PS Did I mention I hate dirt daubers?
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    PS Did I mention I hate dirt daubers?

    PS Did I mention I hate dirt daubers?
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    As a last resort you can 360 loop the condensate...

    As a last resort you can 360 loop the condensate line below the pan.
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    Not at all silly. With a 2 foot section of line...

    Not at all silly. With a 2 foot section of line missing for who knows how long? Could be.
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    Sounds like that is all you are going to get out...

    Sounds like that is all you are going to get out of that pump for what ever reason. I think you are on the right track by trying a different one. I contacted Fieldpiece 8/1/12 about the vacuum...
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    Until someone plugged it in

    Until someone plugged it in
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