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    yes test under a load, it is the best way to...

    yes test under a load, it is the best way to determine what that run cap is doing. Even if it is good at least you will know exactly what that cap is doing when it is doing what it does :)...
  2. wait 1/4" per foot.... what??? ok wait lets do...

    wait 1/4" per foot.... what??? ok wait lets do the math 4ft is a 1" drop wow, so 10ft is a 2.5" drop and 20 feet is a 5" drop roughly??? would that be like a 1/12 pitch on a roof? I was always...
  3. OK well ummmm wow where do I start....... whew ...

    OK well ummmm wow where do I start....... whew no to much effort and just too easy. what state do you live in I need to go there I will stay busy year around. and if you did that and are nate...
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    Wow ok well I got slammed pretty hard at first ...

    Wow ok well I got slammed pretty hard at first but I do see what you all are saying. Now I will say I am a man of proof I go by facts based on what manufacturers report. If they say I need to...
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    22/410a multipoupose gaues lol

    So my co worker today was showing me his only set of gauges, he uses them for 22 and 410a, so I said do you do anything after you use them one 22 and go to 410 he said no why its just refrigerant....
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    testing run caps HOT

    So several years ago I was taught how to test run caps hot, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. so as many years went on and I started asking people if they knew how more and more have said no...
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    Wow thank you all for your replies they are well...

    Wow thank you all for your replies they are well received and it seems like maybe the better choice here would be to go with the FP I will try them for a year and see how I like them, and maybe by...
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    wow well thank all of you for your input. I...

    wow well thank all of you for your input. I printed this post he got mad that I put it out there for everyone to see, I said hey I never said where you worked or what your name was, but I sat him...
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    which to buy testo or fieldpiece hmmmm

    Ok before all of you slam me this is what I am asking, I want to get the testo 570 , now that having been said I also like the warrenty of the FP and the fact that I don't have to send it off to...
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    oh you know I will. I want to see his reaction,...

    oh you know I will. I want to see his reaction, I don't know everything in this industry although I have done it for 30 yrs, I would put my RESIDENTIAL knowledge against anyone, and if I am wrong...
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    how do you charge a txv system . hmmmm

    OK so at work me and another tech got to talking I have been in this field for 30 yrs he for 15 yrs ok well so here we go. he stated that he checks his txv system charge via super heat, I said...
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    Are you replacing defrost sensors as well or just...

    Are you replacing defrost sensors as well or just the board ,have you tested the defrost sensor? Have you put a board in then tested the board to insure it is working properly, or are you just...
  13. Thread: flame sensors

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    I think I will look up and see if I can find out...

    I think I will look up and see if I can find out what the old flame rod sensors where made of and what they are made of now may be just that material composition is different
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    Ok look I haven't read all these but I will say ...

    Ok look I haven't read all these but I will say this when I had my shop I payed like this, 1-3yrs $12 pre hr,3-5 yrs $15 per hr, and 5-7 yrs $18 per hr ,7-10 yrs was $20 per hr, now the gap ...
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    looking for work

    Ok well I have been in Abilene Tx. now for 5 yrs I have 30 yrs of hvac knowledge and experience. I did 6 yrs in the army doing hvac,then got out and worked as an installer for a year, moved to...
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    yep good call and ty all for the help wow this...

    yep good call and ty all for the help wow this is what I love about this job most you never stop learning, and it is never boreing ty again guys :)
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    hey monkey tyvm didn't even think about that, I...

    hey monkey tyvm didn't even think about that, I will look for the metering device on Monday that makes a lot of sence why both lines are sweating and why all these units of this brand are running...
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    haier mini slpit line set size

    ok so at work we have several haier 18k btu mini splits. and I was called on one that is wasn't cooling so I go look and find this low suction pressure and crazy low head pressure. this is a 410a ...
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    ty

    ty for the info that was perfect tyvm:)
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    looking for schematic

    i need to see is anyone has or knows where to find a schematic for a commercial payne gaspack it says modle number is 585EP060100 as far as i can tell. any help would be appreciated ty.
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    ok look lets understand and agree on certain...

    ok look lets understand and agree on certain points. first all the work is done in canada so forget about building codes they are different than here annd the laws are different, second it is an hr...
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    no problem i thought i hinted at that through out...

    no problem i thought i hinted at that through out this post but maybe i didnt
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    Thanks born i didnt mean to make it sound as if i...

    Thanks born i didnt mean to make it sound as if i would crawl up in a corner and wait for the grim reaper to get me at 65, of course i will be teaching much as i do now. i was more refering to me,...
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    well to answer the question "why have i gone to 3...

    well to answer the question "why have i gone to 3 trade schools?"
    answer the first one was back in 83 the next was in 86 and the last was in 99 why you ask. well the army was in 83 and after i...
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    OK so far i like the input, i have taken a couple...

    OK so far i like the input, i have taken a couple shots here and that is fine, i love to be critiqued thank you, makes me think.
    Now I am not trying to say i am a super tech, not by any stretch...
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    I think you may be right to some degree, i will...

    I think you may be right to some degree, i will find out, i am opening a shop in tx in about a yr so we shall see. but i think alot falls on the customer as well if the customer would not put up...
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    Well thank you and i hope this makes others think...

    Well thank you and i hope this makes others think about there lot in life as well. I agree i look back and wish i had never been spoiled but in one way it did help me see what life really is from...
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    well i would agree, but you know: why would...

    well i would agree, but you know: why would anyone get into something and not at least try to learn something or strive to be better than those arround them?
    when i was in high school i was very...
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    what does it take to be a tech

    Ok well as several of you know by now i am very adament about work being done the right way, i dont care about teh cost or the time , the bottom line is DO IT RIGHT. i tell stories often of the work...
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    well with out knowing a few things i cant help...

    well with out knowing a few things i cant help alot other than to say a heat pumps performance is dictated on the temp outside the lower the mep outside the lower the heat supplied so for...
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    Well i am liking what i am seeing so far but you...

    Well i am liking what i am seeing so far but you know as well as i do this is a biased audience only the truely commited or real professionals will come here, and even then those that are still on...
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    yes it is, and good definition. many people in...

    yes it is, and good definition. many people in this field know the difference, or for thatmatter even care, as long as they get paid. this bothers me greatly because it shows in there work. I have...
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    what do you want

    What do you want...... a job or a career and what is the difference.
    answer this and we will open a discussion on it thank you.
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    my career started some 21 yrs ago, and back then...

    my career started some 21 yrs ago, and back then we were doing things that by todays standards are laughable. there were no manuals no nothing we all had to learn as we went. alot of rules of thumb...
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    so how did the trucks fair this summer

    Well another summer down the tubes, what condition is everyons truck in ?.
    Did we keep them running and clean?, were there any problems ect.
    what about truck stock was it well maintained?
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    Phoenix based a/c co.

    If there are any companies looking for good techs this time of yr, i am looking for a home. The co. i was working for let 7 of us go, I have 21 yrs in the field and have several certs including Nate...
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    this is perfect lol i was going to come onhere...

    this is perfect lol i was going to come onhere and ask this question i see and hear the "h2" is the best , now what numbers preceed that h2 designation is that like 605h2? thx
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    worlds of differences

    So i recently posted "moving to tx what to expect" got 2 replys and thought hmmmm. well last week i was in Abilene TX. and this is what i saw. Lets keep in mind i am in phoenix AZ. So ok i get out...
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    moving to tx what to expect??

    Ok well in just a short 44 weeks i will be moving to abilene tx. Anyone from that area, and what can i expect? I currently live in AZ have now for 17 yrs i have put up with 122 deg days and 100deg...
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    yeah i have the G5 also use it on both 22 and...

    yeah i have the G5 also use it on both 22 and 410 as long as you keep the bottle cool it recovers fast and that too is a problem. It works so fast it really heats up that bottle, but the guys i...
  41. Thread: NCI Classes

    by acdude32
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    ok look our trade is one of the MOST diverse of...

    ok look our trade is one of the MOST diverse of all of the trade we need to know air flow, refrigerent flow, electrical, pipeing, as well as customer sevice and oh yeah duct layout and design not to...
  42. Thread: megohmeter

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    supco makes one it is ok and inexpensive the one...

    supco makes one it is ok and inexpensive the one from fluke is awsome but very pricey, supco approx. 100.00 the one from fluke they make a couple and range from 450-2500 dollars i have the supco ...
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    testo is made in germany , problem is it was made...

    testo is made in germany , problem is it was made for german engineers and can be hard to understand the setup and user instructions.
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    ok i have the fluke 902 just got it and love it ...

    ok i have the fluke 902 just got it and love it i have had the hs-35 and the hs-36 i hate those meters they were like 5 deg off and when i went to cal them i could never get it right if i test it in...
  45. Thread: new tools

    by acdude32
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    new tools

    Ok went out and bought a few new tools i got the appion G5 twin woo hoo love it, bought a new tool bag, the clc backpack had one before and loved it after about 2 yrs the zipper wore out went...
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    O k everywhere i have worked we have done it...

    O k everywhere i have worked we have done it this way it is a no interest loan with a payroll deduction based on the amount purchased for example my last company did this you had 300 dollars...
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    i will look into that site and mark it uses...

    i will look into that site and mark it uses windows
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    pda programs for phone?????

    ok just soaw something on a different post that made me wonder, i have a smart phone it is t-mobile's version of the i phone its the wing lol i can down load all kinds of stuff on it i was...
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    well so far it looks like its still a good test...

    well so far it looks like its still a good test testo vs yj. i have heard good about both not even interested in the jb i had a set of jb's years ago and i hated them will never own another set....
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    well first of all we are not talking about a...

    well first of all we are not talking about a million dollars here si i do need to do this with some common sence plus my wife would kill me lol
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