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  1. I watched another ",HVAC Sting" and the qualified...

    I watched another ",HVAC Sting" and the qualified as professionals did a horrendous job of checking a old furnace. Not one of them did a combustion analysis, check temp rise, check the blower...
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    Wasn't calling you an old timer! Stuff the older...

    Wasn't calling you an old timer! Stuff the older generation can teach the newer techs can be extremely helpful. None of the things they do would not fly today because of energy conservation and...
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    This was the first thing I was told to do from an...

    This was the first thing I was told to do from an old timer. I'm glad that someone else has heard/done the samething too some don't look crazy!
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    Thanks for sharing. I knew something like this...

    Thanks for sharing. I knew something like this happened but didn't know the exact details.

    It always seems that these larger companies buy out/screw over the small guys that invent/produce...
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    +1, my 2007 ak900 transducers still work as well...

    +1, my 2007 ak900 transducers still work as well as the day o got them
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    Was this directed to me? If so, I indeed...

    Was this directed to me?
    If so, I indeed understand digicool does not have possession it because he has been trying to fix the issue with digicools advice. I would hate to have to ship the DRSA...
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    That's just what I wanted to hear. I have those...

    That's just what I wanted to hear. I have those same detectors too. How would you compare it to the dtek select?

    Any tricks to using it? I like jb vac pumps but never used any other of their ...
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    Are you sure about about that? They are pretty...

    Are you sure about about that? They are pretty generous to those who own their equipment. They understand tool cost for techs and the need to have them operating.

    What is the warranty on the...
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    We do put mastic over the foil tape but never...

    We do put mastic over the foil tape but never tried it on insulation. Do you think it would make things look like ish with mastic all over the insulation? I'm sure the mastic will definitely hold...
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    I ordered one because I got it for a steal. All...

    I ordered one because I got it for a steal. All the info I could dig up on it appears that it works very well. I was trying to decide between the TIFZX and the prowler. I might still get the TIFZX...
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    I would make sure that the transducer it...

    I would make sure that the transducer it connected properly to the board and you don't see any abnormalities on the board or transducer wire. If you have more than one ak900 plug another high side...
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    I can assure the squeegee tool is always used...

    I can assure the squeegee tool is always used when dealing duct insulating joint . They never use small pieces of tape which seem to be problematic. I picked up the iron use from a old timer, but...
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    Yes, FKS. Sorry, I got caught using lingo the...

    Yes, FKS. Sorry, I got caught using lingo the installers use for their supplies. They often confuse me such as when they call anti-short bushings for BX wire "RED DEVILS"...don't ask me why or how...
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    I do have plenty of the squeegee tools for foil...

    I do have plenty of the squeegee tools for foil and string tape applications. It seems that the glue doesn't adhere very well, or that the glue doesn't seem to be as tacky as the foil tape from what...
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    String tape secrets???

    Any secret tips on how to properly get string tape for duct insulation to adhere/bond well so I don't find it peeling back in the summer? I've heard of using a old iron when installing it but is...
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    JB Prowler Ld-5000 leak detector?

    Anyone have the JB prowler leak detector? It seems to have a pretty good sensitivity level. Just wanted to get any input from those who own one.
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    I would say perhaps it has something to do with...

    I would say perhaps it has something to do with the imanifold.....
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    My first set of Ak900a finally meet their fate...

    My first set of Ak900a finally meet their fate the beginning of this summer. I never had any issues what so ever except for the clamp sensors/thermistors and that is about it. They feel off...
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    He isn't kidding. A case would be useless and...

    He isn't kidding. A case would be useless and annoying if you use you gauges a lot. Just be mindful of the sensor connection to the manifold.

    I also use a YJ strainer accessory on the yellow...
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    +1 Use the Hvactalk coupon and they cost...

    +1

    Use the Hvactalk coupon and they cost 327.xx shipped
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    I do the exact same thing and also have an Xtra...

    I do the exact same thing and also have an Xtra set of sensors aND one energizer lithium 9V...oops this thread is old
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    You can get the uei ak900 with clamp sensor for...

    You can get the uei ak900 with clamp sensor for $330 shipped...worth every penny....I changed to a differnet manifold after while. I have a set with stock DC manifold and another with YJ 4 port...
  23. AK900 sensor input, and sensor ouput, connectors?

    Does anyone know what the connector on the ak900 is, part number, part name of connector? Perhaps both the male and female connectors that the ak900 uses? I need to do some repairs and like to also...
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    Dtek select and Fieldpiece SLR8 are my two most...

    Dtek select and Fieldpiece SLR8 are my two most used and the H10PM as my last resort. The slr8 is very sensitive to r410a and has found leaks the dtek could not find in a evaporator fin pack! I was...
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    +1

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    Mantooth....Sporlans are nice but the lack of a...

    Mantooth....Sporlans are nice but the lack of a Schrader port on the pressure sensors makes it difficult to adjust the charge with out adding a bunch of different fittings to allow you to adjust the...
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    I like to know If more people have had this...

    I like to know If more people have had this interference/temp fluctuation issue with their YJ DRSA? I just got a set for $620 to my door! I've used them only a handful of times and really like them...
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    I only use the lithium batts in my test...

    I only use the lithium batts in my test equipment. I keep the cheaper batteries for Tatars, remotes and other misc items customers might need batteries in. They wouldn't want to pay the mark up on...
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    I put moth balls in the condenser control...

    I put moth balls in the condenser control compartments to keep mice out. After the customers have to pay for wire repairs, capacitor and contractor replacements they will get/give me the moth balls...
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    The 9V energizer advanced lithium batteries I use...

    The 9V energizer advanced lithium batteries I use in my ak900 last the just about the entire summer with the use of the backlight. These advance lithium batteries I use in all my tools that use AA,...
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    I actually broke my negative wire lead off the...

    I actually broke my negative wire lead off the pcb today while changing the 9v battery because my backlight didn't come on. I guess I'll be doing some more soldering tonight...at least I hope that's...
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    I believe they also call them power chokes on the...

    I believe they also call them power chokes on the carrier inverters VNA's. Then again they also have power chokes on the large enough blower motors that are completely different. It does indeed ...
  33. Thread: Air flow issue

    by Nytefog
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    Definitely check the supply and return static...

    Definitely check the supply and return static separately, and the Evap coil pressure drop. You might also check the preasure drop of suspect duct fittings. You might find one or two fitting causing...
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    I also downloaded the refrigerant update file...

    I also downloaded the refrigerant update file 1.08 from the YJ site and updated that also.
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    I updated with no problem on windows 8.1!

    I updated with no problem on windows 8.1!
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    What operating system on your PC did you use to...

    What operating system on your PC did you use to update your unit? Any tips? I'm just on my way home from work so I'm gonna give it a go
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    Greatt...now I gotta see if my old laptop works.....

    Greatt...now I gotta see if my old laptop works.. Did you install the usb drivers in the folder?
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    Let me know how it goes. One should have the...

    Let me know how it goes. One should have the firmware version in the name. Hope I didn't post the same link twice

    This is the update software 1.11...
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    Here is a link for the software update and I also...

    Here is a link for the software update and I also requested the data logging software for my computer because it was available upon request

    Update 1.11...
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    I just called them and they forwarded me to tech...

    I just called them and they forwarded me to tech support
    I told them I just got the unit and I have 1.06 firmware and wanted to get the 1.11 version. He said he is sending it to me in 5 minutes. ...
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    If I don't get a reply Monday I will call and...

    If I don't get a reply Monday I will call and rise holy hell. They were not very friendly on the phone when I called to ask about the exact difference between models. She was a nasty women. She...
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    For one thing 30% battery life. Here is a link...

    For one thing 30% battery life. Here is a link for software request and break down of versions and what they provide.

    http://yellowjacket.com/support/refrigerant-system-analyzer/
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    YJ refrigerant analyzer firmware anyone?

    Does anyone have the 1.11 firmware for the YJ digital refrig er ant analyzer? I don't want to wait for yj to send to me if possible. I have 1.06 currently.

    Thanks
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    I found some decent sets on amazon that come with...

    I found some decent sets on amazon that come with 6-9 dies with the ratcheting crimper unit.

    Funny thing happened today after u wrote this. I was finishing up paper work with a customer and saw a...
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    ratcheting wire terminal crimper set

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a ratcheting crimper that can do 22-6gauge terminals insulated and non insulated? Ive been looking at sets that have multiple dies but I dont know ehich ones...
  46. I got one. Just used it on a r410a system and it...

    I got one. Just used it on a r410a system and it worked great. So what exactly was the so called best leak detectors at the time.

    Btw, my h10 ball doesn't float but it does pickup leaks. Is it...
  47. [QUOTE=NathansHVAC;17577901]Your right, I didn't...

    [QUOTE=NathansHVAC;17577901]Your right, I didn't start this thread. I will remove te email notifications and avoid any more posting this thread. I was just trying to answer the question in the...
  48. Thread: TIF TIFZX-KIT

    by Nytefog
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    My dek select has been a great detector for me my...

    My dek select has been a great detector for me my first tekmate not very pleased with and gifted it to a new tech fresh from school ..hehe. Let have some fun with the new guy trying to find micro...
  49. Thread: Air flow issue

    by Nytefog
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    Have you added hard (metal) elbows to the ceiling...

    Have you added hard (metal) elbows to the ceiling box rather than running the flex directly to it causing a sharp bend? Only other thing you could do would be to stretch to the flex out as much as...
  50. Thread: TIF TIFZX-KIT

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    THe H10-pm is battery operated. You must plug...

    THe H10-pm is battery operated. You must plug it in to charge it like most other detectors. I also have the 14" flexible probe for when the wire isn't going to work. Its my backup detector for...
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