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  1. they do make plastic water proof shoe covers that...

    they do make plastic water proof shoe covers that do a good job, they are very loud and annoying though i must say but they get the job done
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    i got a Petzl headlamp @ Ramsey Outdoors for $20...

    i got a Petzl headlamp @ Ramsey Outdoors for $20 that has 70 lumens, I couldn't beat that price. For those outside the tri-state area, REI or EMS should have them too, not sure if their price will be...
  3. Thread: Fieldpiece

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    hey russell, I have a problem with the Clamp...

    hey russell, I have a problem with the Clamp Meter on my HS36, I noticed when it is free standing its reading .3 amps so when i am taking amperage readings it throws off the amperage reading. When I...
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    found my first cracked heat exchanger of the...

    found my first cracked heat exchanger of the season today(and my first as a tech). It was on a Trane single stage 90 that was 12 y/o. heard a rumbling sound when it first started up, took cover off...
  5. Thread: Tool bags

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    i had a 47 pocket CLC organizer, I thought it was...

    i had a 47 pocket CLC organizer, I thought it was too awkward to carry everywhere all the time. Then had the 20 tool pouch which was nice but then became too small, Veto Pro Pac = Happy Medium
  6. Thread: Tool bags

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    when I first came to this site everyone ranted...

    when I first came to this site everyone ranted and raved about Veto, I thought it was too big for my liking. I then worked with a guy that has one and saw how many tools he has in it and how nice it...
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    +1, even though Kobalt claims they have a...

    +1, even though Kobalt claims they have a lifetime guarantee on their tools, the people at Lowes are the biggest PITA when it comes to returns. You question why i'm returning or exchanging your...
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    Craftsman, best price and best guarantee. Klein...

    Craftsman, best price and best guarantee. Klein ones are nice but I've found a wrench is a wrench as long as its well made, craftsman definitely is the best.
  9. If you have a Baker Distributors or Johnstone...

    If you have a Baker Distributors or Johnstone nearby, go there, good selection of tools and reasonably priced. If you're looking for basic handtools, most Home Depot's have a good selection of Klein...
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    man and I just got the HS36 last week! haha I'm...

    man and I just got the HS36 last week! haha I'm pretty happy with the 36 so no need to upgrade again
  11. Thread: New Drill

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    I also have a LC veto bag, right now its kind of...

    I also have a LC veto bag, right now its kind of packed but I could rearrange things to fit it in there. Especially come spring when I'll be doing plenty of A/C Maintenances & coil jobs again. I have...
  12. Thread: New Drill

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    that is the Ridgid I was talking about. For the...

    that is the Ridgid I was talking about. For the price it seems like its hard to turn down
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    Ridgid makes a 1 handed sawzall and one guy I...

    Ridgid makes a 1 handed sawzall and one guy I work with has one, works great esp for cutting 3" PVC or larger
  14. Thread: Tool bags

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    give VPP a call they're awesome with getting a...

    give VPP a call they're awesome with getting a new bag out to you fast.
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    for gas pressure readings I have the Yellow...

    for gas pressure readings I have the Yellow Jacket gauges, with the hard case they come in they seem to be indestructable. My company provides all our techs with either a CO detector or combustion...
  16. Thread: Tool bags

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    I've had my LC for 2 months now and I have no...

    I've had my LC for 2 months now and I have no complaints. Holds everything and more than what i need.
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    DeWalt XRP 18v cuts like no other, only downside...

    DeWalt XRP 18v cuts like no other, only downside is the battery life, if you're using it constantly battery may last you no more than an hour. Tried the Hilti one recently and that was awesome, as...
  18. Thread: New Drill

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    I saw at Home Depot Ridgid has a little 12v drill...

    I saw at Home Depot Ridgid has a little 12v drill im considering getting. Slowly starting to acquire more and more Ridgid tools can't beat their quality
  19. Thread: Fieldpiece

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    I'm just using it for basic residential A/C, Gas...

    I'm just using it for basic residential A/C, Gas furnaces and boilers and occasional commercial rooftops. The SC76 was nice don't get me wrong but having a free hand plus the potential to use all...
  20. Thread: Fieldpiece

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    I picked up the HS36 today, I really like the...

    I picked up the HS36 today, I really like the magnet on the back! I also have a Sc76 but the HS36 seems like it has the potential to do so much more, and like I said I really like the magnet on the...
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    I'm personally not a fan of tubing benders on...

    I'm personally not a fan of tubing benders on 7/8" piping, pipe tends to oval out or even worse dent and kink. I did my fair share of coil replacements this summer on systems that were put in by...
  22. I've heard HVAC is going to fall under plumbing...

    I've heard HVAC is going to fall under plumbing licenses, which I think will be a horrible mistake, some areas overlap in both fields but both trades already have a lot of material to be covered to...
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    i paid 80 bucks for a Centech one at Harbor...

    i paid 80 bucks for a Centech one at Harbor Freight, and i'm not gonna lie, it hasn't disappointed me yet.
  24. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    I finally gave in this past week and got the LC,...

    I finally gave in this past week and got the LC, and i love it, had to walk 6 blocks through a small city today and up 4 flights of stairs with my bag and not having to make multiple trips for my...
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    I actually just got the LC this past weekend, I...

    I actually just got the LC this past weekend, I wanted to get the Tech LC but my local veto dealer didnt stock it and i went with the LC, its pretty nice I can fit just about every hand tool in my...
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    it depends on the brand disconnect you use...I...

    it depends on the brand disconnect you use...I like seeing fuses on residential systems, I had to re run 220 romex from the breaker to a unit one day because of a short in the condenser frying the...
  27. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    anyone know a good site online to order the...

    anyone know a good site online to order the tech-lc? this one supply house near me has a nice selection of veto but they don't have that one, if i can't find it online I may just buy the LC at the...
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    #4, depends on the customers preference but most...

    #4, depends on the customers preference but most of the time #4
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    in NJ atleast from what I've seen, it depends on...

    in NJ atleast from what I've seen, it depends on what company installed the equipment and what brand disconnect they use, my company uses the cutler-hammer ones that don't have fuses, i've seen...
  30. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    i currently use this as my diagnostic bag: ...

    i currently use this as my diagnostic bag:

    http://www.johnstonesupply.com/storefront/renderImage.image?imageName=WEB_H26-604cl_EPS.jpg&width=407&height=268&padding=0

    its perfect for climbing up...
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    if you're willing to drive halfway to lets say...

    if you're willing to drive halfway to lets say reading or jonestown if you're willing to go down in price a bit like 120 and i'll this weekend
  32. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    is the LC a pain to carry in to attics? This one...

    is the LC a pain to carry in to attics? This one hardware store near me sells the LC and the laptop bag and they're nice, but i can already see them being heavy to carry around
  33. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    are the veto bags heavy when full? I used to use...

    are the veto bags heavy when full? I used to use a big 43-tool holding case from CLC that was open topped, it was nice to have every single tool with me but lugging that around was kind of klunky and...
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    250 plus rebate is a STEAL! do it!

    250 plus rebate is a STEAL! do it!
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    i had the appion one and lost it at a maintenance...

    i had the appion one and lost it at a maintenance once, i was at the guys neighbors house the next day and ran over to grab it and it wasnt there :(
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    I have done both a NU-22 and MO99 retrofit to new...

    I have done both a NU-22 and MO99 retrofit to new dry 22 systems, I thought it was fairly simple and favor it more than 410a, this summer I've done 50 coil replacements, only 1 of which was on a 22...
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    I don't see the point in commissions for selling...

    I don't see the point in commissions for selling parts and repairs. IMO techs should be paid accordingly to their experience and to do their job, to do repairs. If something is broken you aren't...
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    noone in NJ really advertises on TV, even the...

    noone in NJ really advertises on TV, even the company i work for which is probably the biggest and most reputable HVAC company in NJ, not trying to toot my own horn but as far as North and Central NJ...
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    i honestly wouldnt charge anything to reconnect...

    i honestly wouldnt charge anything to reconnect that wire other than just the diagnostic fee.
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    That special really put a black eye on our...

    That special really put a black eye on our industry, especially for reputable companies here in NJ after that special. I've only heard of one of those companies they featured, I was more concerned to...
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    i wish my company provided us with Oxy/Acet for...

    i wish my company provided us with Oxy/Acet for brazing, they just provide us with a B and MC tank and we have to get a turbo torch setup, I like my turbo torch for soldering but I was much more...
  42. Thread: nu calgon

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    I like the aprilaire 5000, but i feel the other...

    I like the aprilaire 5000, but i feel the other april aire media's like the 2210 and 2410 are efficient enough unless you have real extreme allergies. I haven't seen the honeywell true clean's only...
  43. Thread: nu calgon

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    a broom or shop vac doesnt clean moss and other...

    a broom or shop vac doesnt clean moss and other stuff that grows outside on homeowners condensers. I feel its the most important part of doing a maintenance is cleaning the condensers, since most...
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    Sticky: Poll: I really can't get over the amount of leaking...

    I really can't get over the amount of leaking coils I've had to replace in the past month on carrier systems, i've had a few lennox's and one unico but atleast 5 carriers in the past month. For...
  45. Thread: nu calgon

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    thats a good tidbit thanks! what i meant by...

    thats a good tidbit thanks! what i meant by settings though was you could have it on a, b, c, d, or e i still feel like i consume the same amount of cleaner no matter what setting its on. I guess its...
  46. Thread: nu calgon

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    depends on the cleaner you use, I used to love...

    depends on the cleaner you use, I used to love the green or purple Virginia solution, our company switched over to the Ace brown cleaner and that one has a tendency to eat paint.
  47. Thread: nu calgon

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    if its during a maintenance its included in our...

    if its during a maintenance its included in our price, depending on the size of the condensers i could usually get away with 4-5 per gallon. I also use it to clean blower wheels, EAC cells and...
  48. Thread: nu calgon

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    i feel like A or E settings it goes through just...

    i feel like A or E settings it goes through just as much coil cleaner, and a bottle per 2-3 condensers sounds about right.
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    i have a fieldpiece SC76 and honestly no...

    i have a fieldpiece SC76 and honestly no complaints, the clamp meter is pretty accurate on it. I have yet to use the temperature setting because I have a cooper temp box but the Sc76 or 77 are pretty...
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    it seems like Appion is the most reliable tool...

    it seems like Appion is the most reliable tool company in the industry, other than klein or craftsman for your basic needs, appion seems to make the best tools for us, I finally splurged and bought a...
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