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    Most of the time a carry a pelican 1090 case,...

    Most of the time a carry a pelican 1090 case, everyone assumes is a laptop. Notice my avatar, picture was actually shot in the seat of my truck.517631
    In training. I can present my weapon and place...
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    That's a great idea with the tool bag. I used to...

    That's a great idea with the tool bag. I used to use that very bag. Now I have an open Veto bag, so I'm not sure how I could do that, but I will think about it.
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    I admit on the job I don't carry for a couple of...

    I admit on the job I don't carry for a couple of reasons. I am pretty lucky with my clientele and have never felt threaten. The main reason I don't carry is because working conditions can get a...
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    Glady just as soon as I'm done.

    Glady just as soon as I'm done.
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    I think the idea of setting up a smaller van is...

    I think the idea of setting up a smaller van is great. This is actually what I am in the process of doing right now. I hope to be up and running in the next week or so. Unfortunately this is the...
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    A couple of people asked about the white wire...

    A couple of people asked about the white wire coming out of the control compartment. That is actually a cover for the ambient switch for the 2 speed condenser fan. This is also aka Amana/Goodman...
  7. Thread: Turbo torch

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    To be honest I don't know. What ever came in the...

    To be honest I don't know. What ever came in the kit. It seems to work.
  8. Thread: Turbo torch

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    I'm just using the standard tip. I just keep it...

    I'm just using the standard tip. I just keep it moving, and have the pressure turned up.
  9. Thread: Turbo torch

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    Yes, but that doesn't mean that you can't screw...

    Yes, but that doesn't mean that you can't screw them up. As with any skill, practice, and more practice. Remember, if everything was idiot proof, there would be no need for Skilled Craftsmen.
  10. Thread: Turbo torch

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    I haven't worried about the operating costs, I...

    I haven't worried about the operating costs, I just wanted the simple ease of only carrying 1 bottle around. I have a brand new Oxy Acct system that has been sitting in my shop now for a couple of...
  11. Thread: Turbo torch

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    I've been using a turbo torch now for 18 years. I...

    I've been using a turbo torch now for 18 years. I am on my second one, and wouldn't think of using anything else.
  12. Thread: Soot vacs?

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    I'm not familiar with a soot vac, so I don't know...

    I'm not familiar with a soot vac, so I don't know what makes them so special, but I do think a good vacuum is one of the most important tools to have. I use my on almost all my calls. I use a Fein...
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    Well I got my Panasonic Tough Book computer now,...

    Well I got my Panasonic Tough Book computer now, and it is all set. I have it hooked to an old HP printer we had that wasn't compatible with the new Windows 7, and so far so good, but it is suppose...
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    I think I am missing something here. The long...

    I think I am missing something here. The long times to get down to 500 microns, are they on system repairs on existing system. i.e. replacing a compressor, or reversing valve. Or are you guys talking...
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    I should clarify that the old paper forms are...

    I should clarify that the old paper forms are carbonless so I leave the original with the customer and file the copy at the office. The computer is the copy for on the road.
    I do mainly residential,...
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    I still have the old paper forms for backup. Yes...

    I still have the old paper forms for backup. Yes I print a copy for the customer, and one for myself to file away. I like to have hard copies of everything. I love the convenience of the computer,...
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    Thanks for replying. My son has an old HP...

    Thanks for replying. My son has an old HP printer, but isn't compatible with windows 7, but my new computer has XP Pro, so I might give it a shot. I'm not impressed with the Brother.
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    Printers in van?

    I've finally come to the 21st century, and given into using a computer for scheduling, invoicing, and keeping track of everything. I already found out a cheap Acer laptop doesn't hold up to everyday...
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    I carry a Surefire E2L Outdoorsman every day. I...

    I carry a Surefire E2L Outdoorsman every day. I would be lost without it. It has a low and high setting which I find perfect, and a clip so I can attach it to my hat. What surprised me, was their...
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    Looks good. I'm not familiar with the Rheem...

    Looks good. I'm not familiar with the Rheem units, but it looks like the condensate drain is hooked up in the wrong place. Looks like there is 2 access points below it for in the horizontal position....
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    To the OP, I am surprised you were able to get...

    To the OP, I am surprised you were able to get the ducts that clean with a Roto Brush. I paid stupid tax on one for a 4 year lease, that after many attempts, and improvements to the machine, I...
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    I get a call 3 weeks ago of no heat. I find a...

    I get a call 3 weeks ago of no heat. I find a furnace that hasn't worked in 2 years, (tenants have been getting by with electric space heaters) and in desperate need of being changed out. I get the...
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    I personally use the CLC, and have had extremely...

    I personally use the CLC, and have had extremely good luck with mine. My first one lasted about 6-7 years, and just now replaced it with a new one. The only reason I replaced it was because it was so...
  24. Thread: Leak check

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    Excuse me for caring.

    Excuse me for caring.
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    [QUOTE=Home&Marine;10501502]The OP is wanting to...

    [QUOTE=Home&Marine;10501502]The OP is wanting to bend a 180 degree bend. (That's a "u".) I also have the Yellow Jacket Bender but to my knowledge it will not bend a 180. ;)


    LOL! I know what...
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    I too recommend the Yellow Jacket ratcheting...

    I too recommend the Yellow Jacket ratcheting bender. I'd be lost without mine.
  27. Thread: Leak check

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    [QUOTE=Jack8080;10485392]Well I never said i'm...

    [QUOTE=Jack8080;10485392]Well I never said i'm trying this on my own. I'm actually attending school for hvac right now. My current professor is not being very helpful .....


    Is the school you are...
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    The interesting is the variety of places you...

    The interesting is the variety of places you work. From the cockroach invested shack where you where a hooded coat so when the fall of the ceiling on you they don't go down your collar, to people who...
  29. Book coming, lol! I got into this industry just...

    Book coming, lol! I got into this industry just out of high school knowing I needed to learn a skill, and I couldn't see myself busting knuckles on cars, and I didn't think I could handle staying...
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    I would definitely go with a 90 plus. I've...

    I would definitely go with a 90 plus. I've installed Amana before it was bought out, Armstrong, Trane, then Amana/Goodman, and now I've settled on Armstrong because of the Supplier, and have been...
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    I had the same thing happen years ago, except...

    I had the same thing happen years ago, except they were only boarding the dogs for a friend. Only took 3 months. Had another problem with cats on another unit. HO had to get very creative with the...
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    Indoor coil leak, Thanks.

    I had a 'No A/C' call today, and I found the system out of freon completely. It was an Amana/Goodman, and after reading posts here I knew to thoroughly check the indoor coil, and sure enough that was...
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    I personally love water source heatpumps. When...

    I personally love water source heatpumps. When they are installed right, with a closed loop sized properly, they are very energy efficient. The key for us around here is having the closed loop which...
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    I don't know about costs in your area, and I...

    I don't know about costs in your area, and I wouldn't even offer a guess to the price of a heatpump, but usually here in Idaho, a heatpump cost difference over a straight air conditioner, pays for...
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    You sound like a dream customer to me. You ask...

    You sound like a dream customer to me. You ask lots of questions. Too bad you're having to come here to get your answers.
    You've had some good advice here so I don't have too much to add.
    For the...
  36. Sticky: So how do you go Pro? I've applied after so many...

    So how do you go Pro? I've applied after so many posts last week, and attached my licenses, and such, but haven't heard anything. Did I miss something? Don't know where else besides here to ask.
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    I'll have to give it a try. Old habits die hard,...

    I'll have to give it a try. Old habits die hard, and I'm impatient to see the pictures when I get home. The screen on my cheap camera sucks. I guess I shouldn't be so cheap. LOL
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    I'm amazed in this day an age the heatpump vs...

    I'm amazed in this day an age the heatpump vs straight electric heat is still even thought about. Here in the high desert of Idaho, 80% of my installs are heatpumps. The one thing I do different...
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    You need to check the ducts not only for leaks,...

    You need to check the ducts not only for leaks, but from being collapsed. If someone who wasn't really knowledgeable cleaned the ducts with a big vacuum truck, or portable gas powered unit, he could...
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    Over charge will not make the system work...

    Over charge will not make the system work better. You loose cooling capabilities, and if this continues, you loose it completely by taking out the compressor. You want a balance refrigerant charge....
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    K.I.S.S. - Keep it simple silly. Another words...

    K.I.S.S. - Keep it simple silly. Another words remember the basics, and don't think about fixing the job until you have seen it, and gotten all the information. This way you don't over think...
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    I always check both super heat and sub cooling....

    I always check both super heat and sub cooling. No guessing or assuming. I want to know how the whole system is working.
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    I think a wood fence would make more sense then...

    I think a wood fence would make more sense then concrete. Wood is soft and absorbs the sound, concrete would just allow it to bounce off, maybe?

    Of course make sure it has a compressor sound...
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    I'm not completely familiar with that unit, but I...

    I'm not completely familiar with that unit, but I would have it checked by the Tech when he comes back out. Probably not a huge worry right now, but I've had wires wear through and short out on the...
  45. With the brand I sell you no longer can get the...

    With the brand I sell you no longer can get the full warranty for the system if the indoor coil isn't ARI matched.
    We used to always up size the coils here by a 1/2 ton, but humidity in the desert...
  46. Thread: Oldies

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    I've got a few of those on a church here. Half...

    I've got a few of those on a church here. Half are dead, and all of them should have been replaced a decade or 2 ago. My point is yours look great compared to the few I'm trying to keep going.
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    I prefer my Turbo Torch. Just one Acetylene tank....

    I prefer my Turbo Torch. Just one Acetylene tank. Quick, easy, and just the right temperature, and I've done up to 1-1/8".
  48. Thread: Green slime?

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    I've only seen this once on one of the first...

    I've only seen this once on one of the first Rheem package units with a scroll compressor. The unit had lost all of its charge due to broken line. I don't know how long they ran the unit before they...
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    I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish,...

    I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish, but if you don't know how to get the blower going, you need to call a professional, please.
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    So which are you advising, treating the 2...

    So which are you advising, treating the 2 furnaces as 1 system, or separately? He might be able to size down the furnaces as far as btus depending on the building load, but this is also a church, and...
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