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    Replace with 410. It's a blend so how much of...

    Replace with 410. It's a blend so how much of which are you reusing. Filter on the outside and replace with copper is an excellent idea. Blow out piston and clear screen while you have an open...
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    Mark an outline in hidden areas and photograph...

    Mark an outline in hidden areas and photograph it. Write on the paperwork if unit is moved or tampered with in any way this will void all warranties, and all visits and charges will apply.

    Sent...
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    At least you got WB readings. Try taking the txv...

    At least you got WB readings. Try taking the txv bulb off and see if anything changes. SH, SC, airflow correct?

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    695961 Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

    695961

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    That's a fixed orifice wearing a hat. Sent...

    That's a fixed orifice wearing a hat.

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    Before I add refrigerant to a system I always...

    Before I add refrigerant to a system I always check airflow. Does that thermometer of yours have a CFM button on it?

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    Check the fan blades for mold/mildew build up....

    Check the fan blades for mold/mildew build up. Low airflow will give a code of low refrigerant. Most newer models have sensors for the coils and won't let it get to the icing up stage. Brand? Model?...
  8. Thread: More heat!

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    Needs another coupling, that'll fix it. Sent...

    Needs another coupling, that'll fix it.

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    Redline looks sweet. I had a mongoose among...

    Redline looks sweet. I had a mongoose among others. Nice post.

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    Recommendations from teachers is a plus. You...

    Recommendations from teachers is a plus. You don't have the bad habits other techs have picked up over the years. The new employer can mold you how he wants you to be. At least as much as you agree...
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    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/31/3bdcaa27fe...

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/31/3bdcaa27fe6cd10fde3bb8fe8d4d1bc5.jpg

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  12. Thread: Tap a talk

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    Tap a talk

    I am a pro member but can't access it through tap a talk. I see the pro sub forum, but only get the announcement. Help.

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  13. What a great thread. I had to replace a txv on...

    What a great thread.
    I had to replace a txv on an evap. two other techs from our co. had misdiagnosed. When I finished and showed the customer that everything was working, she tipped me $100. Long...
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    I had heard about the supco's performing this way...

    I had heard about the supco's performing this way a while back and switched to the compressor defender. I haven't experienced any failure like this one. The first thing they are going to say is...
  15. Thread: HVAC Agent

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    sorry, double post

    sorry, double post
  16. Thread: HVAC Agent

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    I still use that site just in case, but it seems...

    I still use that site just in case, but it seems craigslist is the best resource. Also try Industry papers like Indoor Comfort, or something from the local supply houses.
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    Got rain gear. Any advice on weather proof tool...

    Got rain gear. Any advice on weather proof tool bags and the like.
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    Moving to Oregon. Need advise.

    I'm going to be moving to Portland, OR, from CA and wanted advise on equipment differences. Are there a lot more oil furnaces, boilers, geo thermal, etc. I'm BPI, NATE, NCI cert. just not familiar...
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    Thanks for sharing. Those are really cool.

    Thanks for sharing. Those are really cool.
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    Is this only on 22 to 410a change outs or all...

    Is this only on 22 to 410a change outs or all installs?
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    Beautiful work. An eye for detail as it should be.

    Beautiful work. An eye for detail as it should be.
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    Let's check the compressor trap and see if we...

    Let's check the compressor trap and see if we caught anything? Hey, it worked.
  23. Thread: Fujitsu

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    When you are in front of the system call tech...

    When you are in front of the system call tech support. They will have you remove the #3 wire and test wire to terminal and wire to ground both at the indoor and outdoor to determine if communication...
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    Yes they work. Best if you have a variable speed...

    Yes they work. Best if you have a variable speed blower to circulate air for continuous effect. It will neutralize viruses, bacteria, mold, and odors. Make sure you have a qualified professional...
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    I have one C&D and one Robinair. Used both for...

    I have one C&D and one Robinair. Used both for years and haven't had a problem with either.
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    Up sizing is acceptable to an extent, but...

    Up sizing is acceptable to an extent, but capacitor ratings are to simulate 3 phase operations in a single phase motor. So yes, change it to the right one.

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  27. Only qualified professionals should charge...

    Only qualified professionals should charge systems. The pink line has been crossed.

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    I sent in my sman3 manifold recently. Blank...

    I sent in my sman3 manifold recently. Blank screen, out of warranty. I was totally expecting to bite the bullet and get a new one. They sent me a new one no problem. I originally had the blue and red...
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    I would read the section in your text book about...

    I would read the section in your text book about latent heat, and sensible heat removal. Go over that until it makes sense. Then go to a psychrometric chart and mull over it there as well. Don't...
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    Nylog is great, but it's used to make a seal of...

    Nylog is great, but it's used to make a seal of connections that could be leak proof without it. It's worth a shot, but not a substitute for repair or replace.
  31. Thread: Mini splits

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    kklobas, mr_guy, amd mason have giving very good...

    kklobas, mr_guy, amd mason have giving very good info. Mini's are not to be treated like a normal system. If you are doing several at the property over the span of a week or two, you'll have it down...
  32. Thread: Mini splits

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    If its multilevel apartments, just carefully map...

    If its multilevel apartments, just carefully map where your line set runs go. Try to color code or label by apt. number, and keep the flare fittings accessible (not in a wall between floors). If you...
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    When I read the title I thought it was going to...

    When I read the title I thought it was going to be this http://www.eurekalert.org/features/doe/2002-01/dl-nmr061702.php
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    The compact swag tool by Hilmor has been on my...

    The compact swag tool by Hilmor has been on my list as well. If you get it let me know what you think. If anyone else has one please chime in.
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    I only offer the NCI model. I explain the...

    I only offer the NCI model. I explain the difference to the home owner and let them decide. Yes, I offer it to every gas appliance owner. I wouldn't sell them something that i wouldn't put in my own...
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    Most of the general public isn't aware of NATE....

    Most of the general public isn't aware of NATE. Also, most people aren't aware of NCI, ACCA, ASHRAE, HVAC Excellence, or BPI. That doesn't mean they aren't important. Our company has landed quite a...
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    Probably not updated yet. Give it time. You'll...

    Probably not updated yet. Give it time. You'll get certs in the mail. If it doesn't change in a week, send them an email. Valerie Briggs will take care of it. Congratulations.
  38. Thread: HSI HELP

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    Test the ones you have on you truck. Write those...

    Test the ones you have on you truck. Write those ohm readings down. As you replace with OEM parts, test the bad ones and make a cheat sheet of your own.
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    As your copper line gets ready to receive the...

    As your copper line gets ready to receive the brazing rod you're torch flame turns greenish. Move the torch tip to your stub, still pointing away from your compressor, but heat must be applied to the...
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    0-1" is best for resi. You can use it for light...

    0-1" is best for resi. You can use it for light com. also, just measure supply and return separately then add results together for TESP.
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    That is a mighty mustache. I understand the cut...

    That is a mighty mustache. I understand the cut back for summer, but heating season is upon us and only a proper roll out can keep the stache short in cold weather. I feel another thread emerging.
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    Shirt pocket: Smart phone and pen Shirt pocket:...

    Shirt pocket: Smart phone and pen
    Shirt pocket: 2 Fieldpiece thermometers, t-stat screw driver
    Pants pocket: keys (duh)
    Pants pocket: misc. paper from back of foil tape, burned fuses, left over...
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    parallel=plus series=subtract and yes, verify...

    parallel=plus
    series=subtract
    and yes, verify with a meter.
    easy peasy.
  44. 10% variation on supplied voltage. The motors...

    10% variation on supplied voltage. The motors don't know if they are heat pump or straight cooling?
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    replace the 9V.

    replace the 9V.
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    That's very true. My main point is to inform the...

    That's very true. My main point is to inform the customer if it needs to be removed more costs will incur. I've found it's better to charge them up front then to go back a few weeks later and drop...
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    Thanks Jim, I did mean the 605-H2. I switched it...

    Thanks Jim, I did mean the 605-H2. I switched it back. It made me realize how much I use it.
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    Yes to the RSES book. The Dewalt one is good...

    Yes to the RSES book. The Dewalt one is good also. Taking a class geared for the NATE test is extremely helpful. Knowing the info. is one thing, but knowing how to take the test is another. The...
  49. 30* above ambient, as stated earlier, doesn't...

    30* above ambient, as stated earlier, doesn't apply to all systems, or all conditions. SH and SC tells you so much more. Break the chains of schooling and find other forms of info. This site, NATE...
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    Testo Hygrometer stuck in C*

    Anyone know how to change the testo 502 Hygrometer from C* to F*. I don't have the manual on me, and it switched in my bag. Thanks
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