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  1. Sticky: This is the wrong forum to ask questions in. Try...

    This is the wrong forum to ask questions in. Try opening a thread in the General Discussion forum. You may just get an answer to your question there. Good luck!
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    H10PM or H10G leak detector?

    Does anyone have anything positive or negative to say about the Yokogawa/Bacharach H10PM all-in-one leak detector?

    How long does it hold a battery charge before it needs to be recharged?

    Will...
  3. This is kind of like asking what to expect with a...

    This is kind of like asking what to expect with a woman. Every woman is different, or in this case every employer is different.

    You'll be expected to: work hard, show up on time, stay late when...
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    1.) The membership committee members have jobs...

    1.) The membership committee members have jobs and work very hard to make it as quick as possible for the applicants.
    2.) Relax, just like a service call they verify everything before determining...
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    It's much easier to pick on the type of people...

    It's much easier to pick on the type of people that will pray and hunt for the good in everything, that to pick on the type of people that will hunt you down and prey on you. What goes around comes...
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    Low side is in a vacuum? Like a restriction in my...

    Low side is in a vacuum? Like a restriction in my brain but my heart keeps going.
    No charge, pulled deep vacuum, charged and everything is fine. Until next time... Later schrader.

    I would insist...
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    All kidding aside, welcome to the site. I must...

    All kidding aside, welcome to the site.

    I must sincerely apologies for my earlier opening remark; by no means did I intend to belittle you. I don’t thing anyone was trying to put you down. I...
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    Ohh... I have the manual that says that in my...

    Ohh... I have the manual that says that in my van. It's sitting right next to a hot bucket of steam.

    Don't listen to that tech! Shortcuts are good for hacks. Do your job and do it well.
    If you...
  9. Thread: H-10 G

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    The Dark Knight is on TNT right now and the joker...

    The Dark Knight is on TNT right now and the joker is awesome!
  10. I have seen this done before in certain...

    I have seen this done before in certain situations. You need to check with your local building department to varify it is allowed by your local code. Before you call the building department you need...
  11. We must all limit our posts to follow the posting rules for this forum.

    I'm so glad my post made you laugh.

    I was explaining to a homeowner how they could check their filters with what little they had at their disposal. It's called preventive maintenance. I didn't...
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    The original question is: "when doing this which...

    The original question is: "when doing this which access port should be used to charge this into the system and should the same access port be used to check the pressure?"

    That sounds like a DIY...
  13. Sticky: I hope I can contribute to this wonderful site half of which it has contributed to me

    Hi Everyone,

    In 2 weeks I will graduate from Quality Technical Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was advised to attend this technical school verses the community college in our area because...
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    Would need to know what torch handle you have to...

    Would need to know what torch handle you have to be able to tell you anything accurate.
    You may have a Smith torch handle or are using an adapter.
    Your current tip can handle brazing 1/4" - 7/8"...
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    ::DD: Hold on a second... ::DD: The secret...

    ::DD:
    Hold on a second...
    ::DD:

    The secret to great hair.
    Thank you for putting me on the floor.
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    It had heard the phrase wallflower and thought...

    It had heard the phrase wallflower and thought camouflage!
    Can you see me now? lol.
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    Show up early and stay late. Your teacher will answer your questions.

    I would like you to think about the following:
    What size is the leak? Are you checking before or after a repair is done?
    What are you using to detect the leak? eg; Big Blu, electronic "sniffer",...
  18. 16 TONS...

    If the government controlled all American labor, we'd have seven different trades working on a residential A/C system. :gah: Well if this ever happens I'll have to put down my tools and walk away.
    ...
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    There once was an auto salvage yard in Minnesota...

    There once was an auto salvage yard in Minnesota that I would go to because the parts were priced real low. One day I made the 30 minute trip only to find the gates locked and a sign that said...
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    Dry nitrogen can be used to keep the atmosphere...

    Dry nitrogen can be used to keep the atmosphere pushed out and clean the lines.

    A vacumm pump can only remove the vapor state substances so dry nitrogen is used to push out noncondensable...
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    Wise words!!! I bought Refrigeration & Air...

    Wise words!!! I bought Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology 6th Edition because my school uses a different one that isn't as detailed. A+ book!
    Ain't that the truth.

    As far as all...
  22. Intermittent short. If you have verified it's not...

    Intermittent short. If you have verified it's not the cabling. Check the thermostat.

    When in doubt, ohm it out.
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    Yes, it is internally trapped. Trust but verify!...

    Yes, it is internally trapped. Trust but verify! Here's the link for the 48JDE. http://http://www.docs.hvacpartners.com/idc/groups/public/documents/techlit/48dj-14si.pdf. Hope this helps.
  24. First let me apologies for misunderstanding your...

    First let me apologies for misunderstanding your prior statement. You are correct.


    This is the wrong area to discuss this in any detail. The p trap does allow "the drain" to function when the...
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    Yep, I stopped buying Redwings when I found...

    Yep, I stopped buying Redwings when I found these. Only they're a lot cheaper on another website, one that deals with a "working person" and their needs. That site also has free shipping and free...
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    Timberland Pro and Redwing are two brands that I...

    Timberland Pro and Redwing are two brands that I can honestly say will hold up to anything you throw at 'em. The Timberland Pro Pit Boss is comfy from the start if they properly fit. The Timberland...
  27. A p-trap doesn't stop it from leaking on to the...

    A p-trap doesn't stop it from leaking on to the floor. It's a pressure/vacuum breaker.
  28. Yep, traits of a part changer and those that...

    Yep, traits of a part changer and those that don't work through the whole system! Oh look at me I'm a hero, I eliminated the symptom!

    A good tech like a good doctor, will treat the underlying...
  29. Typical of what conditions? Leaking return duct,...

    Typical of what conditions? Leaking return duct, floor inset return grill, arid dusty climate with neighboring dirt lot, smoking indoors, etc.


    Key word is "can" not "should." I can steer my...
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    Value your equipment and call a licenced HVAC contractor.

    This may be a day late and a dollar short but here goes.

    There are two things in life that are especially hard to deal with, one is failure and the other is success.
    Only you can decide which...
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    This Thread is a buffet of Wisdom, Bon Appetit!

    Bingo to post #230, post #205, post #193 to name a few.
    Opportunities, are a do–it–yourself project.
    Thank you everyone!
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    OSHA isn't a small town in Wisconsin

    True but fall protection in residential construction is the 2nd most frequently cited serious violation issued by OSHA. Each state varies in their enforcement policies. Example: Two workers were...
  33. I understand... Start a new thread like "Please...

    I understand... Start a new thread like "Please Suggest a Reputable HVAC Contractor in Tokyo" or what ever city you live in. Someone will see their city name and respond. Good luck.:
  34. Exactly, the manufacturer did the R-22 consumer a...

    Exactly, the manufacturer did the R-22 consumer a favor by designing it to work with R-410a. It does require a new R-410a TXV but that's easy enough.
    I love it when people can see passed the bend...
  35. Basic accuracy of the meter should be addressed...

    Basic accuracy of the meter should be addressed in your search.
    What is 3%+/- on 460v? What is 0.5%+/- on 460v? See any difference?
    When a meter manufacturer states 3%"+/-" in legal terms than...
  36. It's important to find a licensed HVAC contractor...

    It's important to find a licensed HVAC contractor that will take all the proper steps to do it correctly. Proper installation of a quality unit is more important than low price.
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    During rough-in... Provided there's no sheetrock...

    During rough-in... Provided there's no sheetrock up you can use a rolling baker scaffold, fall protection is required above 10' on scaffold. You could also use a ladder if you're up for the risk....
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    It means that if a company has trained the...

    It means that if a company has trained the employee to recognize the hazards, ways to avoid and/or minimize hazards and they have a written fall protection plan; then yes if that's what the writen...
  39. R-410a operates at 50 - 70 percent higher...

    R-410a operates at 50 - 70 percent higher pressures than R-22. All system components must be designed to operate with R-410A. The two refrigerants in question use different oil types.
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    The following manufacturer states it on page 16....

    The following manufacturer states it on page 16.
    http://www.bardhvac.com/digcat/S3364_TechDoc_CD/TechDoc-PDF/2100-455.pdf

    Refrigeration Service Engineers Society states it on page 3....
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    Who is authorized to approve new refrigerants in...

    Who is authorized to approve new refrigerants in the USA?

    Was asbestos regulation a political vendetta?

    I'm aware of the INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE: 1102.2.1 Mixing. Refrigerants, including...
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    I have an OSHA 500 an have trained many in OSHA...

    I have an OSHA 500 an have trained many in OSHA 10 & OSHA 30 regarding commercial construction. OSHA has special exceptions for residental construction workers. I have listed the requirements for...
  43. This isn't horseshoes and hand grenades.

    This isn't horseshoes and hand grenades.
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    I am also from Vegas. I hope you don't live in a...

    I am also from Vegas. I hope you don't live in a HOA.
    I'm not quite sure I understand your situation. If it's large enough to cool the house, I'd suggest ducting it in threw the side wall into the...
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    Welcome Gnarly! Enjoy the site and get your post...

    Welcome Gnarly!
    Enjoy the site and get your post up so you can apply for pro membership.

    Follow the rules. Remember, alot of questions in the Open General Discussion Forums are from homeowners....
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    The EPA allows a refrigerant manufacturer to mix...

    The EPA allows a refrigerant manufacturer to mix refrigerants in an attemp to get approval for a new refrigerant. The EPA will allow you to; pay for the reclaim, document & store forever or pay to...
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    That is a shame! The Grand Architect is wise...

    That is a shame!
    The Grand Architect is wise enough to wait until the end before casting judgement. This is why we're all simply apprentices in the grand picture.
    :patriot:
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    Make sure you have enough oxygen and acetylene. ...

    Make sure you have enough oxygen and acetylene.
    Install new schrader valves.
    Change out contactors and clean up as you're pulling vacuum.
    Having a checklist may help your first few times.

    You...
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    I will continue to treat every system I work on...

    I will continue to treat every system I work on like it is my own.
    For the sake of our industry I hope everyone does the same.

    We must never forget the responsibility knowledge brings.
    So...
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    The remodelers heard it was a split unit. lol. ...

    The remodelers heard it was a split unit. lol.
    As long as mindless people breed, there will be job security.
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