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    Cheap. They are soooooooo cheap Sent from my...

    Cheap. They are soooooooo cheap

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    I ran into a situation the other day where...

    I ran into a situation the other day where another HVAC contactor told a builder what his cost on the furnace was. The part that chaps me is that he gave a price $150-200 below what he can actually...
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    That's awesome!! Sent from my SM-P600 using...

    That's awesome!!

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    Lol Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk

    Lol

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    Anyone want to see how much rust was blocking the...

    Anyone want to see how much rust was blocking the elbow before the vertical section?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY25QyW6F_M
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    That's what that is! I was wondering who got on...

    That's what that is! I was wondering who got on the roof and bent all the fins over in such a random pattern...

    In case it doesn't show, we don't get much hail in my neck of the woods.

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    We get the filter shop to make custom sized...

    We get the filter shop to make custom sized filters for sites that have those little d1na units.

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    Roofers turning RTU traps straight up so they...

    Roofers turning RTU traps straight up so they don't leak on the roof they're working on.

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    Amen Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk

    Amen

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    The first pic shows where the b vent (one piece...

    The first pic shows where the b vent (one piece so the I inspector could see it) wasn't even connected to the c vent. This has been an ongoing problem for longer than I care to imagine.

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    They also had the furnace replaced last year by...

    They also had the furnace replaced last year by the lowest bidder...

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    Where do I start?

    I cried a little when I saw this.

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    That phrase makes me giggle.

    That phrase makes me giggle.
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    Concrete mix dust + moisture = ??

    Concrete mix dust + moisture = ??
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    That's why I love my tubing pinch tool. Can...

    That's why I love my tubing pinch tool. Can replace those stub access fittings without pulling all the gas out.
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    They covered all the bases except inverted

    They covered all the bases except inverted
  17. Thread: WTF!

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    I have never enjoyed servicing those units.

    I have never enjoyed servicing those units.
  18. Thread: microns

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    I find that if there is an oil reservoir...

    I find that if there is an oil reservoir (compressor, etc) attached to the piping being evacuated, it takes so much longer and the ultimate vacuum attainable is not as high. This is more true if the...
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    My YJ pump will do the same if I'm pulling the...

    My YJ pump will do the same if I'm pulling the whole 7cfm through the pump with the inlet open to atmosphere.

    Nothing wrong with your pump, just shifting a lot of air through your pump and the...
  20. I don't believe I have ever charged vapor on...

    I don't believe I have ever charged vapor on anything bigger than fractional HP systems
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    +1
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    Run! The Jagrafess is real! Sent from my...

    Run! The Jagrafess is real!

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    None. I converted it to Lithium Polymer right...

    None. I converted it to Lithium Polymer right away. $20 for two batteries that run the gauges for 24 hrs at a time and take one hr to charge.
  24. Thread: Kablooey!!

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    Couldn't talk about it before, but I have left to...

    Couldn't talk about it before, but I have left to go work for myself.

    Give me a call sometime. It's been a while.
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    Stick with it. You'll find the problem and be...

    Stick with it. You'll find the problem and be better for it.
  26. Thread: Body cooler

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    I worked on a cooler in the criminology...

    I worked on a cooler in the criminology department at a local university. The police were using it to hold some of the feet that kept washing up on the coastline. Still creeps me out even though they...
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    Get in touch with me I you want some info on the...

    Get in touch with me I you want some info on the Yellow Jacket digitals. The data logging sold it for me.
  28. Thread: Never gets old

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    Amazing how many people don't understand the need...

    Amazing how many people don't understand the need for vents, let alone the proper location of them.
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    Think mentos and diet coke. Pressure reduction...

    Think mentos and diet coke. Pressure reduction along with a catalyst to promote bubble formation will allow the entrapped gasses to come out of solution.
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    Realizing that the pressures aren't what matter...

    Realizing that the pressures aren't what matter was the biggest revelation I made in my apprenticeship. The saturated temperatures and their relationship to the actual temperatures are what is really...
  31. Thread: Kablooey!!

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    All my hair is intact. I'll call you soon to...

    All my hair is intact. I'll call you soon to talk, DP
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    That's the most expensive condensate drain I've...

    That's the most expensive condensate drain I've ever seen.
  33. Thread: Kablooey!!

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    I assure you my underpants are fine and I still...

    I assure you my underpants are fine and I still have all my hair.

    I held the phone at arms length.
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    For a time they did. That was back when they were...

    For a time they did. That was back when they were green.
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    Bedrock filter rack

    Enough said.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tytXdUGocEQ
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    Another cheaper bid

    We lost this job to another company. I wonder why they were so cheap?


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QURMjAtEzWQ
  37. Thread: Close enough?

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    Close enough?

    It's just return air, right? :whistle:


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  38. Thread: Kablooey!!

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    Kablooey!!

    Found a Carrier 48KHA with the usual panel hanging by one screw. Caught some nice footage of it as well.


    http://youtu.be/Td2Tg3dH8oQ
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    Those Trane shafts are heavy!! IIRC, they're...

    Those Trane shafts are heavy!!

    IIRC, they're 3" diameter solid steel and turned down to 1-7/16" on the end for the bearings. Won't be fun to change the shaft, assuming the fan wheels are okay...
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    Why not bring the ductwork through the bottom? ...

    Why not bring the ductwork through the bottom?


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    Does the condenser get rotted out from the flue...

    Does the condenser get rotted out from the flue gas? I usually see that when I come across a unit where the combustion gasses get trapped.


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    Got a little warm at one point, did it? ...

    Got a little warm at one point, did it?


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    Is the suction and head pressure fairly constant?

    Is the suction and head pressure fairly constant?
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    +1 This thread got derailed quickly. There was...

    +1 This thread got derailed quickly. There was some really good information earlier.
  45. Thread: vacum setup

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    I think it looked shopped because of the light...

    I think it looked shopped because of the light colored marker that was used to trace where the foam would be removed. It's still on the foam, making it look like the tools are outlined.

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    You've been here before?

    You've been here before?
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    Bingo! No safeties. ...

    Bingo! No safeties.


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    Heat pump ice machine

    The defrost controller failed...

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    Those bearings are fine!

    Another case of lack of caring. These bearing have been written up that they need to be replaced for some time now. The property managers seem to feel that if it's still working, it doesn't need...
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    Those have been known to be left wedged in places...

    Those have been known to be left wedged in places up in the ceiling to stop rattles... :whistle:
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