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    Wow, Iíll have to watch that again because that...

    Wow, Iíll have to watch that again because that sure sounds like my neighbor. LOL I caught him using a propane torch to kill black widow spiders in his garage. :eek2:
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    Well, I tried to vote, but I’m not on face book....

    Well, I tried to vote, but I’m not on face book. That is a photo to dream of. Good Luck!
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    LOL, I was a brand new Package unit and I thought...

    LOL, I was a brand new Package unit and I thought it was going to be some warranty work.
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    That's the first thing that came to my mind. I...

    That's the first thing that came to my mind. I had to watch it a second time to see if I missed something.
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    Iíve spent almost my entire life on a ladder or...

    Iíve spent almost my entire life on a ladder or at least 40 years and have never fallen. The angle is very important and also having good footing with the ladder plumb with respect to the sides. My...
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    I’m at the end of my career and will not have to...

    I’m at the end of my career and will not have to worry about that kind of stuff anymore, but I am very curious as to how things work these days compared to when I started out and I really hope you...
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    Ya I think I saw one of those guys banging around...

    Ya I think I saw one of those guys banging around in a blower fan a while back. He sure was making a lot of noise for a little fella. LOL :grin2::whistle:
  8. Thread: competence

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    Absolutely what I think and Iíve been saying this...

    Absolutely what I think and Iíve been saying this for years that some just canít think outside the box
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    I got mine at OME Local 501 in Los Angeles and...

    I got mine at OME Local 501 in Los Angeles and that area is so ridden with crime that the doors were always locked back in the ‘90. Even the parking lot was locked with a chain link fence around it....
  10. Thread: competence

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    We have a couple of techs that have been to...

    We have a couple of techs that have been to school, passed the exams and are certified, but I wouldn’t trust them with anything except to change filters. I just don’t understand it, but there so many...
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    I hauled home a couple R12 mini refrigerators...

    I hauled home a couple R12 mini refrigerators that I was going to restore for around the house, but got rid of them after 6 years of tripping over them. I repaired one, but it wasn’t efficient enough...
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    Wow and I thought I was the only one. LOL

    Wow and I thought I was the only one. LOL
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    Thanks, that was back in '95 I think. I hope the...

    Thanks, that was back in '95 I think. I hope the they still have me on file.
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    How do I get a copy of my EPA 608?

    I havenít seen it for at least 10 years. Iíve replaced my wallet so many times since I got the thing and have never used it except to make a copy for the HVAC Suppliers when I first got it. After...
  15. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  16. Thanks I thought I saw combos, but when I was...

    Thanks I thought I saw combos, but when I was looking yesterday for the cost of the gauges compared to a whole set, I didn't see them. I have enough gauges that I really don't need a combo plus I...
  17. Thanks that's what I need to know. I did not know...

    Thanks that's what I need to know. I did not know they were different thread sizes and yes I want keep the brute manifold and replace the gauges. Is there anything else I need to be aware of such as...
  18. Ok I can see your concern, but there is so much...

    Ok I can see your concern, but there is so much information on the internet anyway especially on YouTube, that it’s really not much of a secret.

    You can’t buy anything unless you’re a contractor...
  19. I'm confused! Am I breaking some sort of rules? I...

    I'm confused! Am I breaking some sort of rules? I just don't understand.
  20. Can I replace single gauges to upgrade 4 valve manifold?

    I spent 20 years fooling around with multiple 2 valve gauge sets and then when I finally get a YJ Brute 4 valve manifold its almost obsolete with the new higher pressures. I have plenty of gauge sets...
  21. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  22. Lesson Learned, donít trust Factory Flare.

    Ok I hit with nitrogen as soon as I got there and found the leak within seconds. it turnout to be the factory flare on the line set so I cut it off and made a new one. I just would never have...
  23. Thanks, I'll check there first.

    Thanks, I'll check there first.
  24. You are right in that and I've always pressured...

    You are right in that and I've always pressured tested. I guess I'm starting to get lazy in my old age. Now in the past I had to braze everything and there was to many chances to have a leak...
  25. I donít know, I thought about it a couple of...

    I donít know, I thought about it a couple of times, but Iím not a contractor and I only know about R22. Most of these people here are much more knowledgeable and way more experienced than I am.
    ...
  26. Thatís probably what Iím going to do tomorrow. I...

    Thatís probably what Iím going to do tomorrow. I dragged the nitrogen up on the roof yesterday, but there was some other problems with the installation and I had to come back. Today I thought I could...
  27. Hey Thanks, that's a big help so now I wont sound...

    Hey Thanks, that's a big help so now I wont sound like an idiot when I go to Johnstones in the morning LOL
  28. I had a set for small brake Lines Back in 1988...

    I had a set for small brake Lines Back in 1988 and I have no idea where they are at the moment, but It wouldn't work on 5/8" anyway.
  29. Yes it took a full hour. I did have some bad...

    Yes it took a full hour.
    I did have some bad hose gaskets after my helper cranked the fittings down with pliers. Thatís one of the reason I took off the manifold set. Heís fresh out of school and I...
  30. Thanks, Well it’s been an hour and it’s at 53...

    Thanks, Well it’s been an hour and it’s at 53 microns, but it also feels pretty hot. I just found a bottle of Robinair Vacuum pump oil so I’m going to change the oil and see how long it takes. I may...
  31. Thank you Mike, I'll give that a try.

    Thank you Mike, I'll give that a try.
  32. Yes I was playing with it and it seems to be...

    Yes I was playing with it and it seems to be working


    No and I'm ashamed to admit it but it looks clean and Johnstones was closed or I would have. I thought I had a new bottle then I remembered...
  33. Having trouble Pulling Vacuum on New Split system

    Hi all,
    I have a Supco VG64 vacuum gauge and a Robinair 15600 pump. The unit is a new out of the box 2 ton split unit with a 15í screw on line set. Iíve tightened the nuts and even removed the...
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    I was reading about an all green building in a...

    I was reading about an all green building in a magazine at work today. They were using a cooling tower to cool water at night then store it for cooling during the day. I didn’t have time to read the...
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    I had to shut down my swamp last weekend because...

    I had to shut down my swamp last weekend because of the LA fires. It was just passing through way to much smoke. I have the cheap straw pads and although they wash most of the desert dust and cool...
  36. Oh, I thought this was the General Discussion...

    Oh, I thought this was the General Discussion forum. I guess you didnít get the point. The point is not a step by step question on how to do it. I thought that was for another forum.
    Iím not asking...
  37. Actually my tools are safer left at the site then...

    Actually my tools are safer left at the site then in my truck. Itís a very remote site with 8Ē filled concrete walls and a steel door. It also has 6í high fence with barbed razor wire and cameras.
  38. There has been a lot of that going on and I admit...

    There has been a lot of that going on and I admit I’ve done it in the past, but it shouldn’t be that way. We are paid for a regular shift and should be paid OT if going outside our shift. I would...
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    Ok, I now know for sure that I need to give it...

    Ok, I now know for sure that I need to give it up, Iím not following any of this. :LOL:
  40. How long to replace evaporator coil in split system?

    Iíve been tasked with a job of replacing a evaporator coil on a small split system at a site thatís a 6 hour round trip drive, which only gives me 2 hours and there is no overtime allowed. I was...
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    Poll: New Hope

    Hey guys, I see youíre having a lot of fun here and I donít really want to interrupt, but I heard a bit of good news this weekend that I would like to share.
    Awhile ago I reported that my...
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    We used to have the gas lines bonded and...

    We used to have the gas lines bonded and grounded, but found that we had to remove the connections because the small static current was causing electrolysis in the pipe fittings and causing leaks. ...
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    This sort of thing irritates me to no end. This...

    This sort of thing irritates me to no end. This one of those time where I think the officer should have been allowed to just shoot that scum dead without any trial or cost to the tax payers. Itís too...
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    Yes, you can. I buy stuff all time. :)

    Yes, you can. I buy stuff all time. :)
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    Dang, I wish I got a tool kit when I went to...

    Dang, I wish I got a tool kit when I went to school. And a laptop too! Maybe a slide rule. ;)
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    I found an old movie camera. The owners said they...

    I found an old movie camera. The owners said they never saw it before, but then the uncle came in. He quickly grabbed it out of my hands and ran out the door. I think he knew what it was.:)
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    All that for a $100! Well that is suspicious...

    All that for a $100! Well that is suspicious alright.

    When my neighbor past away a while back, his wife put all his tools out with the garbage. All the men in the neighborhood quickly started...
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    It was just bad timing on my part and I realized...

    It was just bad timing on my part and I realized that I overreacted. I was offended for a moment, but Iím over it. I was a little touchy because I just had an argument with my boss over this issue...
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    You are absolutely right! Iíll shut up.

    You are absolutely right! Iíll shut up.
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    I have 40 years in the trade under my belt and...

    I have 40 years in the trade under my belt and I’m a little offended by the whole credential idea. There are young kids in my shop that have all the credentials, but I would never ever call them a...
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