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    Also, let me ask this, are these gauges...

    Also, let me ask this, are these gauges waterproof? I've been using my old gauges when it rains, but I really like these and would like to use them rain or shine, just want to be sure nothing will...
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    Thanks, I'll call tomorrow!

    Thanks, I'll call tomorrow!
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    SMAN3 Leaking from low side to high

    I've had my SMAN3's for about 2 weeks now, and I noticed what appears to be a manifold leak the other day. I attached low side, pressure was at 65psi, started talking to my friend and before I...
  4. THat's what I thought, thanks for the replies!

    THat's what I thought, thanks for the replies!
  5. Just started using my SMAN3 and was told by another service tech not to use them for

    Just started using my SMAN3 and was told by another service tech not to use them for vacuuming a system, he said that using them to vacuum will throw off the calibration. Any truth to that? I can't...
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    I overcharged a system today:(

    So, I'm new to the field, out of Tech school for 7 months or so, and haven't done much A/C work since Sept. when I was in class, most of my field experience has been no heat calls since I'm in the...
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    Thank you, nice catch. I didn't see that the C50...

    Thank you, nice catch. I didn't see that the C50 didn't have a CO sensor, I was looking at the specs of the C75 but the price of the C50. Thanks again, I'll keep looking!
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    We used CA in class so I've got some experience...

    We used CA in class so I've got some experience with them, but the company I'm with doesn't have any. Today I went on a PM and noticed some flame rollout on a 25 year old unit. Didn't have anything...
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    Want opinions on this combustion analyzer

    Hey Everyone,

    The company I work for doesn't own a combustion analyzer or draft gauge, so I was going to purchase one on my own if I can find one within my price range. I was looking at this UEi...
  10. So so, not much learning. Doing simple things...

    So so, not much learning. Doing simple things like brazing and fetching tools, lol.
  11. Thanks, I'm looking forward to Wednesday. No,...

    Thanks, I'm looking forward to Wednesday. No, this isn't a Union Job, I wish it was. As far as starting pay, I think the difference is the cost of living around here. $15.00 isn't much here,...
  12. Thanks for the help everyone. I ended up sending...

    Thanks for the help everyone. I ended up sending my reply yesterday, and asked for $17.00hr, the office manager called me this morning and offered $15.25 with a re-evaluation in 3 months. I accepted...
  13. Wow, I guess I can understand it being so low if...

    Wow, I guess I can understand it being so low if it's a union job since your provided with union benefits, training, and set pay tiers but for non-union I can make more at walmart. I know I need to...
  14. It was a smaller plumbing and heating company not...

    It was a smaller plumbing and heating company not far from me. I would love the opportunity to work a few days with the owner or manager to show them what I know and the type of worker I am,...
  15. I'd be okay with $15-$16 hr as long as there was...

    I'd be okay with $15-$16 hr as long as there was an expectation to pay more was I proved myself, I think I'm worth $50hr since that's what I was earning at my last job, but work dried up so I gotta...
  16. Forgot to mention that I'm in New York...

    Forgot to mention that I'm in New York (Westchester County)
  17. How much $ to ask for as a new apprentice out of trade school?

    Hey Everyone, I've been sending out resumes and answering online ads since I graduated trade school in Dec and finally got a response via email this morning. In their response, they asked me how much...
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    LOL, I was just kidding in my above post. I...

    LOL, I was just kidding in my above post. I closed all the loops, drained a little water out until the valve stopped leaking, then carefully removed the valve just to make sure I let enough water out...
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    I tried to do it without draining the loop as...

    I tried to do it without draining the loop as suggested but black water started spraying all over their brand new white carpet. I'm not sure what I did wrong. I did as you guys suggested, lol
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    Okay, that makes a little more sense. I was...

    Okay, that makes a little more sense. I was trying to understand how a schrader valve would work with a air vent since a schrader valve is meant to keep air in, lol. But there is some type of valve...
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    Replace Schrader Valve or Entire Air Vent?

    Hey Everyone,

    For those that don't know me, I'm new to the HVAC-R field, fresh out of Tech School, still looking for employment. In the mean time I'm picking up work from friends who know I've...
  22. Sticky: Yeah, I received an email that my Professional...

    Yeah, I received an email that my Professional Membership status was approved and my account will be upgraded in about 24 hrs. Now I can now read the good stuff! Big thank you to the HVAC-Talk...
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    Daughter received the flu shot 3 years in a row...

    Daughter received the flu shot 3 years in a row (wife is a health care professional in children's hospital), and became very sick (fevers for 3 days, stuffy head/nose, headaches, etc...) 3 years in a...
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    Thanks for the info! I was thinking that after...

    Thanks for the info! I was thinking that after the initial failure to light, it would lock out the gas. Great explanation, Thanks again!
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    Spark Ignition safety for Gas

    Hey Everyone,

    A little background on me, I'm new out of tech school, still looking for an apprentice job. In the mean time I'm trying to learn all I can by visiting this site (I've applied for...
  26. Thread: Its Ova....

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    If they need money, have them come work with you...

    If they need money, have them come work with you and earn it while learning the trade.
  27. Sticky: Sitting around today thinking about a stupid...

    Sitting around today thinking about a stupid mistake I made on our last project in class last week. We put together a gas fired boiler and the instructor told us to put a low water cut off on it. So...
  28. Sticky: Thanks Chuck, I've enjoyed the learning process,...

    Thanks Chuck, I've enjoyed the learning process, and look forward to learning a lot more. Today we did a little heat pump work to finish out class, and it was a lot of fun to see how easily the...
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    Buying American is a totally different argument,...

    Buying American is a totally different argument, and my view on that is that the only way to buy American is to obviously manufacture here in America, and the only way that will happen is to tax the...
  30. Sticky: Today was the last day of class, I came away with...

    Today was the last day of class, I came away with a lot of knowledge, but I realize it's just a drop in the bucket compared to what I'll need to learn going forward to become a successful Tech. This...
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    Walmart doesn't want their employees to join a...

    Walmart doesn't want their employees to join a union, a union would kill Walmarts profit margins because they would actually have to pay their employees and offer them some sort of health care plan.
  32. Sticky: Well after a rocky start today, class went well....

    Well after a rocky start today, class went well. We received a lot of information on Hydro Air systems, reviewed their parts, installation process and wiring diagrams. Unfortunately we don't have the...
  33. Sticky: Forgot to answer your EPA question, we spent most...

    Forgot to answer your EPA question, we spent most of the first 2 months on air condition and refrigeration. After we finished those sections we took the EPA test. Got the results (passed all 3 +core...
  34. Sticky: Hey Eddie, thanks for the reply. I'm taking the...

    Hey Eddie, thanks for the reply. I'm taking the full time course (5 days a week, 7 hours a day for 3 months) at BOCES in Westchester. The teacher is actually great, and all probably would have been...
  35. Sticky: Not much new today in class, we finished...

    Not much new today in class, we finished installing a gas boiler. Instructor gave us the silent treatment for most of class today, lol. The guy is a nice guy, and an excellent instructor, but has a...
  36. Sticky: Also forgot to mention that the original...

    Also forgot to mention that the original compressor was single phase using a 208 contacter and start capacitor. We switched it out to a 3 phase compressor and contacter. Not a big deal, but it was my...
  37. Sticky: Here's a picture of a walk-in we pieced together,...

    Here's a picture of a walk-in we pieced together, and I mean pieced together, lol. One evap fan was 120v, the other was 220v, had to swap out compressors, because first one had faulty valves, but it...
  38. Sticky: Not much new at class today, did a little more...

    Not much new at class today, did a little more sheet metal work, then we went over the proper way to clean a gas furnace.
  39. Sticky: Still trying to build my post count to get pro...

    Still trying to build my post count to get pro access, so here's what we did in class today, lol. Started out with some trouble shooting exercises with the Hydronic systems we built. Instructor...
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    +1 on Atlantic City for a convention!

    +1 on Atlantic City for a convention!
  41. Sticky: Forgot to mention that we did some sheet metal...

    Forgot to mention that we did some sheet metal fabricating towards the end of class today. Although time consuming (we did everything with hand tools), I found it enjoyable. Here is a pic of the...
  42. Sticky: Spent most of class today talking about oil...

    Spent most of class today talking about oil burners, and their control boards, then each person got to take one apart and reassemble it. It was much easier then I would have thought. Toughest part of...
  43. Sticky: Finished a 4 Zone Hydronic system in class today...

    Finished a 4 Zone Hydronic system in class today using Zone Valves. 1st Zone using copper piping to 2 baseboards, 2nd Zone using pex to 1 baseboard, 3rd Zone to indirect water heater, and 4th Zone to...
  44. Sticky: Hello

    Hello Everyone, I've been looking through threads for a few weeks and just realized that I need to post in here to introduce myself and build a post count. My name is Joe, and I'm currently enrolled...
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