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    My favorite tools are. 1. Boston...

    My favorite tools are.

    1. Boston Shaker. Mine has 1 ounce increments etched on the glass for added accuracy.
    2. 12" Bar Spoon. Mine has a flat forked skewer on the other end. Great...
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    Aren't we talking about tools that will hold up...

    Aren't we talking about tools that will hold up for longer than 2 minutes??? :D
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    My H10 is 20 years old and still works like a...

    My H10 is 20 years old and still works like a champ. I get it serviced at a local instrument shop every 2 years (plus getting other instruments calibrated and serviced).
    This year I was charged...
  4. Thread: Oscilloscopes

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    Haven't used an O-Scope in quite awhile. Sold my...

    Haven't used an O-Scope in quite awhile. Sold my old fluke 1984 model scope years ago. It was large and cumbersome. Worked on pinball machines, video games as a hobby back in the 80's when you...
  5. Thread: Bluvac

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    I've always used a filter on my micron gauge. I...

    I've always used a filter on my micron gauge. I got it from the instrument calibration service I use. He told me to always keep gauge upright, have the gas ballast turned out and valve closed on vac....
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    Yikes!!! The CLO also protects from over...

    Yikes!!! The CLO also protects from over amperage. Can't say I've ever seen a CLO bad. It does its job quite well. If you get a nuisance trip it's not the CLO's fault, it's doing its job.
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    All the MRI chillers I've worked on have a...

    All the MRI chillers I've worked on have a domestic water back-up if chiller fails or is shut off. So turning unit off for service won't release HE if its idle. It's normal to have to add a small...
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    Thanks for the help. I've had TT's on this unit...

    Thanks for the help. I've had TT's on this unit all summer. The CLO would nuisance trip about twice a month since April. It wasn't till it finally starting being consistent that I could nail it down...
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    Tattle tales won't work on the Bryant/Carrier...

    Tattle tales won't work on the Bryant/Carrier CLO's. They lock out faster than a TT can pop.

    I've narrowed it down to start-up with dehum. Calling also. Seems my SP drops rapidly during a...
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    Lows here are in the 80's I used my HG3,...

    Lows here are in the 80's

    I used my HG3, with the SMAN4, an amp meter head, temp head. First time I tried doing this and was pleased. 9 data points @ every 3sec.'s for 9 hours and still had...
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    Bryant RTU issues

    I've got a Bryant 150K BTU RTU with the dehum. Option.

    My problem is intermittent LO's on the 2nd stage at start up. I could never seem to find the issue when I got there, reset and everything...
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    I've always said when working on something you've...

    I've always said when working on something you've never seen before RTFM!

    I get the IOM and read it! Amazing the info it has.

    It's a easier now then when I first started. I've still...
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    That is standard procedure around here.

    That is standard procedure around here.
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    As long term damage goes my hands after 30 years...

    As long term damage goes my hands after 30 years of doing this. Carpel tunnel and arthritis damage is starting to take its toll.

    Neck problems from getting into strange positions is second.

    I...
  15. Bought a shotgun last spring from a gun show....

    Bought a shotgun last spring from a gun show. Paid cash, signed some form, and walked out the door. No drivers license check, no questions on if I can use the gun, or anything.
    Unbridled capitalism...
  16. You haven't been to a gun show have you?

    You haven't been to a gun show have you?
  17. Same can be said of auto parts houses, Home...

    Same can be said of auto parts houses, Home Depot, or any DIY store.
    Again. What makes us so special?
  18. As it should be. Any idiot can buy a car, boat,...

    As it should be. Any idiot can buy a car, boat, firearm, etc. What makes HVAC equipment any different.
  19. Thread: O2 Sensors

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    O2 Sensors

    Ive had my CA for several years now. The original O2 sensor lasted two years. Since then I have to replace every year. Is there a way to keep the life of them better?

    Also why do they go bad so...
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    How did that furnace ever draft with the vent...

    How did that furnace ever draft with the vent pipe like that, betcha it is a rust bucket!

    I just serviced an Iron Fireman furnace, 15 pound cast iron burners, an HX thats as solid as a rock, it a...
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    Im slow as hell nowadays. Between arthritis, and...

    Im slow as hell nowadays. Between arthritis, and needing reading glasses to read diagrams, and see mod. #'s, etc. Its amazing, I can diagnose quicker now than ever (thanks to 30 years of doing this)...
  22. Ive used a couple of 521's this season that...

    Ive used a couple of 521's this season that didn't hold up more than a month or two. Only use OEM for PR's and SC's now.

    BTW. start capacitor's seem just as crappy now as run cap.'s.
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    If its a part warranty, ill do it and charge them...

    If its a part warranty, ill do it and charge them labor. Whats the big deal with doing warranties that you wont do them?
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    Channel locks work good. If somebody wants to...

    Channel locks work good. If somebody wants to huff, a silly locking cap isnt going to deter them.

    The authors of code books had a buddy that needed a boost in his business selling locking caps...
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    Charging cylinders

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    I found this while rummaging around my shed. My grandad gave me this while I was in trade school. My first job the company did everything! HVAC, refrigeration, ice machines, water...
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    Quit wasting time with CDW units. They will leak...

    Quit wasting time with CDW units. They will leak within a year. If the drywall hasnt been remediated.
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    I've had this happen a few times also. Especially...

    I've had this happen a few times also. Especially when moving them around while reading.
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    Good point. Democracy is 3 wolves and 2 sheep...

    Good point.
    Democracy is 3 wolves and 2 sheep deciding what's for dinner.

    Or in my neck of the woods.
    Democracy is 3 Redfish and 2 Shrimps deciding what's for dinner :)
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    The DOMA verdict is a win for states rights but...

    The DOMA verdict is a win for states rights but the Prop 8 verdict has repercussions way beyond SSM, and a clear loser for state rights. In DOMA the federal Gov. was discriminating against states...
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    Try this. Ignore pressures. Use temps. We are in...

    Try this. Ignore pressures. Use temps. We are in the heat removal business,temps are what its all about. Once your SH and SC look good the press. Falls in place accordingly.

    Back in the old...
  31. I love working for the foreign Quickie Marts....

    I love working for the foreign Quickie Marts. They pay cash, and they don't mind bartering for gas, beer, etc. One thing they like to do is dicker, so I raise my normal price by 20-30% and let them...
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    I've found on any valves. Use wet rags. Use N2....

    I've found on any valves. Use wet rags. Use N2. Stop and cool each joint before going to the next. Heat the pipe first. If really difficult and feasible just cut the valve out leaving extra pipe and...
  33. As with most things we put in our body,...

    As with most things we put in our body, moderation is the key. I'll tell you a little story.

    My freshman year of high school I consumed a large amount of MJ. Before school, during lunch, after...
  34. What a load of rubbish!!!!

    What a load of rubbish!!!!
  35. Thread: SDP2 or SDP2

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    Yes the SPD2 is an excellent tool. I use on every...

    Yes the SPD2 is an excellent tool. I use on every call now. It paid for itself the first week I used it.
  36. I couldn't get the sdp2 to connect to the...

    I couldn't get the sdp2 to connect to the repeater today either. I don't think it is in the cards for that model.

    As far as the hg3 goes it really irks me that once you output Teet and repeat the...
  37. I was losing a signal yesterday but it would come...

    I was losing a signal yesterday but it would come back. Did you install the new firmware? It was really giving me fits until I did that.
    1st generation product woes. :gah:
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    How do like the HG3. I got mine yesterday, had to...

    How do like the HG3. I got mine yesterday, had to update the firmware to get it working with theSDP2. The "check me" feature is kinda cool. It's not to bad for the $$ but some things could be...
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    Superheat and sub cooling should always be known...

    Superheat and sub cooling should always be known while charging and checking a system. I concentrate more on those temps than pressure.
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    I've been installing Goodman/janitrol systems...

    I've been installing Goodman/janitrol systems since 1985. Just replaced one I put in in 1986. During that 27 year life span. I replaced the cond. motor, blower motor, 4 contactors and a gas valve. It...
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    Great tip. Thanks!

    Great tip.
    Thanks!
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    That is a must on reversing valves. I do one...

    That is a must on reversing valves. I do one joint at a time and then let it cool before I do the other, etc. Never had a valve bad using this method . . Except once, but it was bad out of the box.
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    Fieldpiece sdp2

    Just got mine this afternoon. All I can say is WOW! Used it on my last 2 calls today and it is fantastic. Ordering an HG3 tomorrow.

    It sure beats my old Cooper/Atkins that I've had for 12+ years...
  44. Thread: Our Problem

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    Ignorance is strength (low information voters) ...

    Ignorance is strength (low information voters)

    Freedom is slavery (regulations, codes, decrees)

    War is peace (war on terror, war on drugs)

    George Orwell had it right. It's all about control...
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    Did you use a bypass damper?

    Did you use a bypass damper?
  46. Thread: Another win

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    I love seeing that poor SOB crying foul when he...

    I love seeing that poor SOB crying foul when he doesn't get his way. I think harping on about the dead children and Giffords backfired. How about a civil debate instead of using dead children, and...
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    My instrument repair shop gave me a filter to put...

    My instrument repair shop gave me a filter to put inline with it. Replace it every year or if it turns red. Cost about 18 bucks.

    Very true what you said. I've had mine 5+ years now.
  48. They said the same thing 20 or 30 years ago. I'm...

    They said the same thing 20 or 30 years ago. I'm still waiting.
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    Just what we need more litigation and more nannie...

    Just what we need more litigation and more nannie state intrusion. Last I checked you are allowed to smoke in your home.

    Why not just make smoking illegal. It's worked wonders with drugs and I...
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    How about another situation. Jack and Jill are...

    How about another situation.

    Jack and Jill are dating. Jack wants sex. . .

    1958: Jill doesn't want to get pregnant, gives Jack a hand job!

    2013: Jill doesn't want to get pregnant, gives Jack...
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