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  1. Thread: Work boot

    by tinnerjohn
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    I wore Rocky's for years, a new pair every 10 to...

    I wore Rocky's for years, a new pair every 10 to 12 months. My current boots are Danner, only had them a couple weeks, but so far I love them. They feel like feathers on my feet. John
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    Sounds like it could be out of adjustment and/or...

    Sounds like it could be out of adjustment and/or the rolls are built up with galvanize from many years of use. I was able to get a manual online for my Flagler, I believe Lockformer manuals are...
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    Learned yesterday the low voltage was more than...

    Learned yesterday the low voltage was more than likely caused (according to the electrician) by too much load on the circuit. There were two truck block heaters, the unit heater and several lights on...
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    I don't remember exactly, but the transformer was...

    I don't remember exactly, but the transformer was putting out about 17 volts. My worry until I got full voltage to the unit was that the low voltage might have messed up the board or motors, and it...
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    As a side note/question, can anyone tell me the...

    As a side note/question, can anyone tell me the minimum voltage required for a furnace to operate correctly? John
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    When I found the low voltage, we called in an...

    When I found the low voltage, we called in an electrical contractor who traced it to a panel fed from a ceiling mounted transformer, he's going out to dig deeper into it at that point, after he...
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    Don't jump to conclusions!

    Thought today's experience might possibly help someone sometime. Got a call at 5:38 AM from a warehouse manager to tell me the Dayton Unit Heater I serviced yesterday for a dirty flame sensor was...
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    Thanks for the replies. I had a fail for a low...

    Thanks for the replies. I had a fail for a low pressure leak yesterday, the gas co. wanted to test at 13", but it looked like he went over 14 when he pumped it up. I couldn't find any leaks in the 6...
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    Max WC " pressure for gas valve

    CRS strikes again! What is the max pressure a residential gas valve can safely take? I used to know but can't remember, for some reason I'm thinking about 12" for NG, but that seems low. John
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    I've been wearing glasses for over 20 years and...

    I've been wearing glasses for over 20 years and have always got them in photo-grey (the glass version of transition). The only problem/complaint I've ever had is sometimes when I go from outside on a...
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    Thanks to both of you. I don't know why I didn't...

    Thanks to both of you. I don't know why I didn't think of Grainger, guess because I only use them once or twice a year! John
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    Long Zip-Chuck

    Anyone know where I can find 1/4 and 5/16 zip-chucks that are 8-12" long? All I've found are the 6" Malco's, won't quite make it for Skuttle Air Cleaners and some other uses. I've used bit holders as...
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    You might try checking with their Tech Support if...

    You might try checking with their Tech Support if you haven"t already. I've called them a couple times and they have been super at thinking outside the box. John
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    Concord and Ducane have been 33" for a couple...

    Concord and Ducane have been 33" for a couple years, with an optional 7" RA base. Other than the burner area being a little cramped, I like them. Especially in a low basement. You can end up with a...
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    I'm going to get some pics when I go back with my...

    I'm going to get some pics when I go back with my proposal. The nameplate was gone, but from the color/shape of the case it sure looks like an early 60's Moncrief oil furnace. If IRC, they used the...
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    Gravity gas furnace

    Any guesses as to how long its been since Moncrief made one of these? Looked at a job this afternoon and thats what I found. Should have got a pic, but I think theres a good chance I can sell a new...
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    I've been told never to open up a light 'lidded'...

    I've been told never to open up a light 'lidded' 5 gallon bucket in a construction area for that very reason..[/QUOTE]
    There was a thread in the RIGID Forum about an electrician using a bucket of...
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    Thats a very good point. Thank you. Y it is. I...

    Thats a very good point. Thank you. Y it is. I didn't think of the snowbird angle. I have a couple I watch the house for since "if something's broke, we'll call you anyway". Thanks to everyone for...
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    Thanks for the heads up stonefly. I had to do a...

    Thanks for the heads up stonefly. I had to do a search to see what H.S.U.S. was and that had a link to a blog about this. It mentioned a $2000 contribution and said they were waiting for an answer...
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    Thanks for the input, I,'ve only needed to use a...

    Thanks for the input, I,'ve only needed to use a couple pumps, I've been lucky and had a floor drain close. H was meant to be a W', my finger must have been thinking of Rh,Rc on the stat. Breaking Y...
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    Dumb question

    CRS strikes again. Which tstat wire does the safety switch on a condensate pump break? R or H? Brain freeze strikes again! John
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    Haven't bought it yet, but I used the display...

    Haven't bought it yet, but I used the display model to let my counter man know there was spot rust in a 4' length of 1" B.I. ! I'm waiting a few days, the counter man told me he thought there would...
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    Milwaukee Inspection camera

    Has anyone had any experience with this? They seem reasonably priced and since I have M12 tools already, I could buy the bare tool. Thinking of using to peek at coils, HX, etc. John
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    I've done them both ways. Sat the unit on a...

    I've done them both ways. Sat the unit on a angle iron frame and wrapped with sheet metal, then takeoffs or grilles. Should use a good filter in return plenum.
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    I've put a couple downflow forced air in for...

    I've put a couple downflow forced air in for customers. They've been happy, especially when they are working at floor level.
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    I don't have the picture, but I found what was...

    I don't have the picture, but I found what was left of a chipmunk in the blower wheel of a Beckett burner. It was about an 1/8" thick. Amazing what 3450RPM will do. Had to be a wild ride!
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    Thanks. I just didn't want to assume. John

    Thanks. I just didn't want to assume. John
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    Trane HP size

    Trane Model BWX730H10010. Thinking 21/2 Ton by "30" in Model No. Am I right? Thanks, John
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    I've used my DeWalt miter saw on some bigger...

    I've used my DeWalt miter saw on some bigger plumbing jobs. Works great, but I don't think I want to lug it to the basement for a half dozen cuts for a vent and Combustion air piping. The tubing...
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    It will probably have to slide out sideways...

    It will probably have to slide out sideways unless theres an inch or so of end play. The S slips on the top and bottom have an inch of duct slid into them.
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    After reading some of the replies to the other...

    After reading some of the replies to the other post and cleaning my glasses, I realized the 65.2 was nanofarads. Guess maybe I got one of the Mexican capacitors y'all were talking about a couple...
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    Increased Capacitance

    A little over a month ago I replaced the cap on a condensing unit, everything checked good and unit ran with no complaint until last night. This morning the HO called and said unit had run all night,...
  33. Thread: oops

    by tinnerjohn
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    I can feel your pain. A Malco circle cutter does...

    I can feel your pain. A Malco circle cutter does a real good job on the copper tubes. Don't ask how I know, but:gah:
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    Slide Rule/Calculator

    A couple days ago I was searching the archives for reversing valve info and found a video that contained an ad for a ductalator type slide rule which also had a bunch of other info on it. It looked...
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    Great Service

    Tuesday I ordered an extended clamp head for my UEI meter from TestEquipment.com. It was immediately shipping, tracking shows I'll have it today. The invoice was e-mailed as a file which I was unable...
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    My own experience from driving vans almost every...

    My own experience from driving vans almost every day since 1975 is that a 3/4 or 1 Ton will be more maintenance free than a 1/2 Ton. The E150 and 1500's I've drove were way harder on U-joints,...
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    Plenum, Duct sealing

    Always trying to improve, so here's the question: I've been sealing the joint between the unit and plenum, as well as the takeoff's with silicone caulk and using aluminum duct tape for the duct and...
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    Thanks for the tip Anthony. I was trying to think...

    Thanks for the tip Anthony. I was trying to think of a way to use my existing leads and I'll give this a shot. The needles won't take up much space in my Meter case and are cheap (until my wife...
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    Thanks for the help. Sometimes you can't see the...

    Thanks for the help. Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees. I just ordered 2 YJ # 19102 from Test Equipment Depot. I prefer to deal locally, but my nearest YJ source is an hour away. John
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    Adapter fittings

    I recently bought a set of 3/8" hoses without depressors, hoping to speed recovery's, but didn't realize they had 3/8" ends. Does someone make adapters so I can use the on residential fittings, as...
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    A thought that comes to mind is a bad dip tube. I...

    A thought that comes to mind is a bad dip tube. I recall several years ago reading about a bad batch, but can't remember how long ago. John
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    Our educated guess from talking to the HO and his...

    Our educated guess from talking to the HO and his son is 74-76. Doesn't really matter, since a new unit will be installed Monday. As a side note, when did they stop building standing pilot units. I'm...
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    Thanks guys. The owner and I both know its old,...

    Thanks guys. The owner and I both know its old, but he's in his 80's and can't remember when he had it installed. On a side note, weren't Moncrief and Luxaire together at one time? I remember two...
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    Luxaire Gas Furnace

    Can anyone tell me how old this unit is? Luxaire downflow SN 11620001 D223. Guessing mid 70's, just wondering about age. It has enough issues to warrent replacement, I guess I'm looking for another...
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    Rundawg, when you say to buy two, is that so you...

    Rundawg, when you say to buy two, is that so you can use a dual-port manometer( I went cheap and bought a single). Cosmicmuffin and I must be on the same page, because I was logging on to ask the...
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    Another source for tools you don't need "right...

    Another source for tools you don't need "right now" are flea markets. I've collected several Rigid pipe wrenches and other old name American made hand tools at bargain prices. Just need to know what...
  47. Thread: Tinner

    by tinnerjohn
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    I make all my plenums, and lately have been...

    I make all my plenums, and lately have been making my duct and fittings since I don't really like hanging the premade 28 ga. Drives and S-Slips also come from my shop. A good site to check out is THE...
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    Check with Marty at martysclassicmachinery.com....

    Check with Marty at martysclassicmachinery.com. He may have something used. He's just south of Cleveland, so you could pick up and save freight, seems to have reasonable pricing, plus he's...
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    Thanks for the replies. I won't be able to go...

    Thanks for the replies. I won't be able to go back on this one till next week, the HO is out of town. The wiring diagram link pacnw posted may help since it is easier to read than the one on the...
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    Thats a good thought, The old motor was seized....

    Thats a good thought, The old motor was seized. I'm thinking about changing the wire ends on the leads, maybe a bad crimp?
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