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  1. It all depends. PM just once a year seems to work...

    It all depends. PM just once a year seems to work ok. Filters are changed more often than that though.
  2. Thread: New Veto MC

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    I am a tool whore, but I think I will resist the...

    I am a tool whore, but I think I will resist the urge to buy one.
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    It all depends on what you are doing. We don't...

    It all depends on what you are doing.

    We don't replace breakers or do any work like that (local regulations require licensed electrician). Therefore I don't need insulated tools very often.

    I...
  4. Thread: Made in USA

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    I've heard their residential stuff is good. I...

    I've heard their residential stuff is good. I only dislike the sunlines.
  5. Thread: Made in USA

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    York... They're the people that make those...

    York... They're the people that make those Sunline things..... ugh......
  6. Thread: Made in USA

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    I don't know about that. I think a lot of it...

    I don't know about that.

    I think a lot of it does relate to people just wanting something cheaper.
  7. Thread: Made in USA

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    All most people care about is cost. Every time...

    All most people care about is cost.

    Every time you go to Harbor Freight look at how many people are there buying the cheap imported tools and equipment. Very few people want to spend a penny more...
  8. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/XRWj-74KNDVttFQv...

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/XRWj-74KNDVttFQvi5AKeAJcjPfAxB9rAFvQFiv3pt7-QxNU0BUYHSjHmH8JQJ6_HRC5TEgrvm0=w1327-h534
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    The transducers are designed to read positive...

    The transducers are designed to read positive pressure, they will read and work in a vacuum, but the vacuum reading is not very accurate.

    If you want to check how "tight" your manifold and hoses...
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    I know we're in the residential forum... and I...

    I know we're in the residential forum... and I don't really do residential work and I haven't installed any dry ship units, but this isn't my first time at the rodeo with POE.

    I've been getting...
  11. Thank You for the links. :cheers:

    Thank You for the links. :cheers:
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    It looks like an old cooling tower. Obviously...

    It looks like an old cooling tower.

    Obviously defunct and hasn't been used in a long time.

    A guess from the serial number would be it was made in 1964.
  13. Thread: Brands of 134a

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    As long as you buy something legitimate that's...

    As long as you buy something legitimate that's not a fake knockoff, all 134-a will be the same.

    Also watch out for the automotive stuff that comes with stop leak, dye, or oil added, although that...
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    Maybe I've just been lucky, but I've never had an...

    Maybe I've just been lucky, but I've never had an issue with Copeland denying warranty based on what type or mix of oil is in the compressor when it gets sent back.

    Even in cases where the...
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    Thread tape with nylog coated over the top works...

    Thread tape with nylog coated over the top works good.
  16. I was talking with a coworker about this today,...

    I was talking with a coworker about this today, and he said the reason the pm guys are on a short timetable, is because no matter how much time they are given, they will still just clean the...
  17. Our company has insurance products from Acuity....

    Our company has insurance products from Acuity. I've seen and heard the name quite a few times.

    They must be reasonably priced and good to deal with, otherwise they would have someone else that...
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    +1 Viper is an excellent product for cleaning...

    +1

    Viper is an excellent product for cleaning condensers and evaporators. It also works great for general cleaning of other parts like fan blades, blower wheels, etc....
  19. Yes. There where two ranco constant cut-ins on...

    Yes. There where two ranco constant cut-ins on there being used as freezestats (one for each stage).

    I may have been the guy that put them in, but I don't remember, it must have been a long time...
  20. This is why Preventive Maintenance is a waste of money.

    The picture is of an evaporator coil in a rooftop a/c unit. I know its not that bad, but there is quite a bit of junk piled up in the condensate pan, and the condensate was overflowing the pan,...
  21. That Heatcraft table is kind of generic, but it...

    That Heatcraft table is kind of generic, but it will put you in the ballpark.

    Tecumseh's Box Load calculator is a little more detailed.

    http://boxload.tecumseh.com/BoxLoad.aspx
  22. Yep. Either way will work. I prefer Setup 1...

    Yep. Either way will work.

    I prefer Setup 1 with the pump-down. In most cases its less complicated, plus prevents liquid migration and flooded starts.

    I think you will find that most...
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    Not necessarily. If the cap tube is partially...

    Not necessarily. If the cap tube is partially restricted you will have low suction but maybe not quite vacuum. With a restriction liquid will stack in condenser, and condenser will be not as warm as...
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    I agree with you, I openly encourage people to...

    I agree with you, I openly encourage people to clean their own ice machine. At the same time, I have no issue with them paying me to do it for them.

    It is amazing though how many people will try...
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    Look what I found!

    I just got back from an after-hours service call. I was there working on something else, but couldn't help but notice this.

    http://olympianmechanical.com/dtt/wi19/saved_images/pulse.JPG
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