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    I think you were quoting from my post. Worth...

    I think you were quoting from my post.

    Worth the investment?
    I expect so, but time will tell.

    "It is also used also to set the calibration and..."
    I used "also" instead of "only".

    My...
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    One good 3CFM at EACH end of a system seems about...

    One good 3CFM at EACH end of a system seems about twice as fast as using one 6 or 7CFM at only one end. I don't always do it, but I like a pump setup at each end of the system.
    Two of my 3 CFMs are...
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    I regularly use about 10 gauges/manifold/hoses...

    I regularly use about 10 gauges/manifold/hoses sets, not counting the 20+ others I've collected over the last 40+ years.

    A low volume analog gauge/manifold set with very short hoses for ice...
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    I just got a new 1200 on Ebay for 300.00, S/H...

    I just got a new 1200 on Ebay for 300.00, S/H included. I have to say I don't know the regular price on these.

    I just noticed I replied to a very old post. Opps.
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    Most silicone caulks contain a lot of ascetic...

    Most silicone caulks contain a lot of ascetic (SP?) acid, that vinegar smell. That can start some corrosion until it fully cures. Just my opinion.

    jt
  6. Thread: Idiots

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    Develop a habit of throwing the disconnect handle...

    Develop a habit of throwing the disconnect handle with your left hand, especially when throwing the switch "ON".

    I've had some cases where a fuse cartridge exploded. The disconnect door will blow...
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    I had removed both bulbs before I thought about...

    I had removed both bulbs before I thought about taking a picture. The badly installed bulb spanned the tubing adapter area of the upper suction outlet. The lower outlet had a section barely long...
  8. I'm interested also.

    I'm interested also.
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    I should have said "I bet you up there because...

    I should have said "I bet you up there because some other unit was down".

    I'm glad for you that you do work on them. The very few of those condenser units I've serviced in last 15 years were easy...
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    That's the way it looked 20 years ago! Bet the...

    That's the way it looked 20 years ago! Bet the OP didn't go up there to work on that one! He didn't need to! :):)
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    On a vertical bulb install, position the cap tube...

    On a vertical bulb install, position the cap tube end up.
    And at the vertical suction line near the bottom I feel around for the coldest side (you can use a pipe temp sensor) and put the bulb there....
  12. Thread: fluke 80pk-8

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    I wish those K connectors were more idiot proof. ...

    I wish those K connectors were more idiot proof. I all mine take just a bit more effort to plug them in backwards. If it is a polarized connection, make it visually and really mechanically...
  13. Thread: fluke 80pk-8

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    I've been using one for over five years and have...

    I've been using one for over five years and have no complaints except it won't get around those 20+ ton suction lines. I needed to get the temps off some 1 5/8" to 3" lines.
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    I currently have 2 class IV Flukes for working...

    I currently have 2 class IV Flukes for working right off step down transformers.
    Those have been fine for several years but they don't get drag around every day.

    For every day use, I've been...
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    I broke down an old Typhoon split about 10 years...

    I broke down an old Typhoon split about 10 years ago. One inch liquid line and two inch plus suction line. It had been left idle for over 10 years. Recovered over 55 pounds of R12. It had to be...
  16. Thread: Idiots

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    About two weeks ago had a no cool service call on...

    About two weeks ago had a no cool service call on an old Trane 8 ton. Dead digital thermo. Thought I would check the basics on the exposed low control terminal board inside the AH. Got 240AC...
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    A real glutton for punishment.

    A real glutton for punishment.
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    Hey PD, Why are you just wasting away that great...

    Hey PD, Why are you just wasting away that great sunshine outside today by sitting in the AC in front of a computer screen? :D
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    I was trying to be nice.:D Ya think?!?:LOL:

    I was trying to be nice.:D
    Ya think?!?:LOL:
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    I could be wrong but it looks like too many...

    I could be wrong but it looks like too many basics of diagnostics have been left out. Need a lot more info.
  21. Thread: vacuum hoses

    by jtrouse
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    A larger volume area, closer to the pump's actual...

    A larger volume area, closer to the pump's actual input, helps the pump "gulp" a little more CFM with each rotation. Larger volume areas further away from the pump are less effective improving the...
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    Ditto. And while I was at it, carefully went...

    Ditto.

    And while I was at it, carefully went through the TEV needle/valve works if I could get at them. Ten (or so) powerhead replacements over an eight year period and 100% of the time the TEV...
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    Dust from pigeon droppings (was already...

    Dust from pigeon droppings (was already mentioned).
    Dust from condensate lines and drip pans ("black mold" and others)
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    Used to drink about 6 to 15+ a day. Every day...

    Used to drink about 6 to 15+ a day. Every day for 30 years. Closet drinker. Kinda quit about 15 years ago. Totally quit 6 years ago.

    For many years I drank to help pass the time and liked it....
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    I forgot: If the pump now works good enough,...

    I forgot:
    If the pump now works good enough, gently blow out the motor windings for better motor cooling and oil the motor (non-detergent 20 or 30 weight motor oil).
    Sometimes it will pump even...
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