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    I'm not a generator expert but from what I...

    I'm not a generator expert but from what I remember that was the problem I usually encountered. My customers generators were "cheaper" ones that had more of an on/off sine wave and trane furnaces...
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    I have seen problems with trane furnaces (mostly...

    I have seen problems with trane furnaces (mostly what I work on) and some portable generators. I have added a capacitor and that has fixed the problem. I'm not going to say where I added one on the...
  3. Have you checked voltage? Checked the comp...

    Have you checked voltage? Checked the comp wires? Is the comp hot? Did you throw your gauges on to see if there is any pressure? Ohm out the comp windings? Megg the comp? CC heater working?
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    "Something" inside the unit turns the fan on when...

    "Something" inside the unit turns the fan on when the t stat is set to auto and heat is running. That "something" isn't working. That's as far as I can go on the open forums, get pro status and we...
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    Ill try unplugging one and monitoring it this...

    Ill try unplugging one and monitoring it this weekend. Thanks Doug!
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    Ive had my AK's for less than a month and loved...

    Ive had my AK's for less than a month and loved them.... Until they recently stopped working. The origional battery died already, I replaced it with a new duracell, it worked for that unit I was...
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    Bunch of comedians in here! ...

    Bunch of comedians in here!

    http://www.trutechtools.com/FieldpieceSDP2

    Im pretty sure im going to get one of these soon.
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    An oversized tractor trailor hit one of the...

    An oversized tractor trailor hit one of the girders, some witnesses said the trailor hit so hard it rose up 30 degrees. Immediately after it went through the bridge went down.
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    If I remember correctly there was a 3rd person...

    If I remember correctly there was a 3rd person who confessed to the murder while he was in jail.
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    If there is an accident with a large group of...

    If there is an accident with a large group of people around everyone thinks someone else will do something. I bet if you needed help and asked the others they would have helped.

    I ride...
  11. Thread: Robbed!

    by patrick
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    I had my house broken into twice. The first time...

    I had my house broken into twice. The first time they picked my locks, the house was all locked up when they left. The only things they took was a key to my motorcycle (which I left in the bike...
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    On VVT I have been finding a plastic piece...

    On VVT I have been finding a plastic piece conected to the damper arm that is cracking which will cause the damper to stop moving.

    Im intentionally being a little vague in my description. Apply...
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    I've seen a plumber use a large tubing cutter,...

    I've seen a plumber use a large tubing cutter, not sure if it was a special pvc one or not. That could be another option.

    My 2"ratcheting cutter dosent cut straight either. I have had a few...
  14. Thread: megged out

    by patrick
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    Its generally accepted for a good megohm reading...

    Its generally accepted for a good megohm reading to be 1000 ohms per volt. It should be much higher than this though. As an example, you have a 460v comp, the megohm reading should be 460,000 ohms...
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    I bought the 18v combo hammer drill/driver and...

    I bought the 18v combo hammer drill/driver and impact from home depot. They are pretty good. When using the drill with a big hole saw or wood bits in high speed it will cut power to protect the...
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    Quotes from smart men

    First, we will start with the definition of the word liberty.

    liberty[*lib-er-tee ]

    noun*plural lib·er·ties.
    1.*freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.
    2.*freedom from...
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    All of the videos on you tube are of LARGE switch...

    All of the videos on you tube are of LARGE switch gear. In my opinion there is not enough arc potiential on the standard residential or light commercial units.

    Like Hands said, in the winter...
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    I talked to them today, the lady I spoke with...

    I talked to them today, the lady I spoke with said they were going to replace the analyzer so hopefully it will have the newest fermware and 2nd pressure port.

    I dont have the acessory probe yet...
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    Thanks Jim. I had to send my 320 back to testo...

    Thanks Jim. I had to send my 320 back to testo for repairs already. It said it had something wrong with the O2 sensor. I noticed mine didnt have some of the same readings yours did. I didnt have...
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    Jim B, I just bought the 320 (from you!) and had...

    Jim B, I just bought the 320 (from you!) and had a few questions on its set up.

    When setting up a measurement site what is the combustion site for? I saw where you can change the O2 and CO for...
  21. Thread: Evacuation

    by patrick
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    Try banging on the compressor a few times to get...

    Try banging on the compressor a few times to get refrigerant out of the oil. Sometimes I have to purge with nitro several times between evacuations. Sometimes it takes me a few hours to get it...
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    I work for a medium size light comercial...

    I work for a medium size light comercial contractor. We have a guy who sends proposals to our property managers of the things we wright up during our quarterly maintenances. You could do something...
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    Download "a stich in time". Its a really long...

    Download "a stich in time". Its a really long read and some of it is not related to what we do but it gives you more insight into megging.
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    If you are into native american history tillicum...

    If you are into native american history tillicum vilage is a good trip. You take a ferry to their own island and I believe they tell stories of the puget sound tribes, dance and have a salmon bake.
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    For cheap parking, across the street from the...

    For cheap parking, across the street from the underground tour there is a little lot that is triangle shaped. If you park there before 9 am (not sure about the weekends) its $12 for all day. Its...
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