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    I don't know if you noticed in the pics but many...

    I don't know if you noticed in the pics but many of my zip ties are broken off. I don't know if it's careless people who came along after me, but it sucks. Anybody use anything different/better than...
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    When you say blower do you mean the actual blower...

    When you say blower do you mean the actual blower motor or the induction motor?
  3. Thread: Micron Gauge

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    By the way pascone, it is great to see somebody...

    By the way pascone, it is great to see somebody here who knows the difference between effect and affect. Haha
  4. Thread: Micron Gauge

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    I'll try the refrigerant cylinder trick with my...

    I'll try the refrigerant cylinder trick with my appion vcrts, and a yj bullet has not isolation valve on it.
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    Hmm, the one the gauge was hooked to.

    Hmm, the one the gauge was hooked to.
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    But shoot up to atmospheric? Yes, tomorrow I...

    But shoot up to atmospheric?

    Yes, tomorrow I will post pictures of my rig set up like I would on a normal basis.
  7. Thread: Micron Gauge

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    Micron Gauge

    I've had it with the high tech vacuum process.

    Initially, I was working with two 3/8" vacuum rated hoses, a yj bullet, two yj vcrts, and a field piece gauge. I recently bought a bluvac and appion...
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    I went with the 6 instead of the 6+ because of...

    I went with the 6 instead of the 6+ because of the size of the 6+. Honestly, I do not know how a phone any larger than this 6 could be safe in MY hands. I'd drop the thing trying to operate it with...
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    Yeah, we use 1/2" flex conduit from Home Depot....

    Yeah, we use 1/2" flex conduit from Home Depot. It can be a little tricky getting the 18-6 through it, so we pour a little water in it before running the wire through.

    I have tried using some...
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    If you're serious about spending some time with a...

    If you're serious about spending some time with a video, check out fritz AC on YouTube. Lol
  11. Thread: PM's

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    Seems like a good reason to have a full check...

    Seems like a good reason to have a full check list that needs to be performed. But then again, dishonest techs will just falsify the documents...
  12. I see what you're saying.

    I see what you're saying.
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    Whatever you do don't let them watch that moron...

    Whatever you do don't let them watch that moron handyman best known for his one liner, "Hey Nick and Christina"
  14. I guess Texas isn't one of those areas. At least...

    I guess Texas isn't one of those areas. At least I haven't run into one.
  15. Wait, did you say that you switched the stat to...

    Wait, did you say that you switched the stat to emergency heat to operate off gas furnace? On a heat pump?
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    I would rather there not be any block of any type...

    I would rather there not be any block of any type under a horizontal unit. Hanger strap or unistrut assembly. To each his own.
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    Lol vtp! Haha

    Lol vtp! Haha
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    Good lord here we go again. We need SC/SH,...

    Good lord here we go again. We need SC/SH, amperages, voltages, what type of toothpaste you use, what moon phase during initial install, etc etc, blah blah blah.
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    Purple primer on flue pipe is stupid, IMO. You...

    Purple primer on flue pipe is stupid, IMO. You work your butt off to make something look good, but then you go and get that purple crap everywhere. I hate purple primer.

    This install looks good....
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    Yummy

    Yummy
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    Uponor can be put together via expander or by...

    Uponor can be put together via expander or by crimp ring like pex.

    I'm not sure why someone would use a ring. That stuff WILL NOT come apart when assembled via expander. Most amazing poly pipe...
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    So you would have drilled through the double wall...

    So you would have drilled through the double wall of b vent pipe had that been what was used? How do you plug the hold and maintain the efficacy of the pipe?
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    That's what it looks like pilot. Almost like that...

    That's what it looks like pilot. Almost like that section of pipe used to have a standard volume damper in it. That's a scary thought...
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    How else are you going to see if the air is...

    How else are you going to see if the air is flowing properly?!?[emoji10]
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    Pec is correct, and my father (owner of company)...

    Pec is correct, and my father (owner of company) suggested the very same sentiment. I learned that to trust anyone else, especially when MY equipments is involved, is folly.

    I will never start...
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    It will run.....indefinitely

    The following pictures show one of 21 condensing units I started up Wednesday afternoon. I set all stats to cool, threw the disconnects, then began the arduous task of sub cooling each of them....
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    The largest and most glaring error which...

    The largest and most glaring error which typically accompanies flex duct installation, whether it be new construction or retro, is the inability of most individuals to properly and effectively...
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    Great customer support!

    Great customer support!
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    Bigger is never a problem when running return,...

    Bigger is never a problem when running return, but I never go larger than 18" on any single return drop. If more cfm is required, I'll add more drops.
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    What is the name of the pouch you slipped the...

    What is the name of the pouch you slipped the owners/operators manual in? Where can I find those?
  31. Thread: Document Folder

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    Document Folder

    Not sure this belongs here, but here goes...

    I need to start using those clear plastic document folders on my new installs. I can't find them.

    Any help?
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    I also have the yj bullet. The dual 3/8 ports...

    I also have the yj bullet. The dual 3/8 ports that come standard are nice.
  33. Sorry, but I don't work in animal infested areas....

    Sorry, but I don't work in animal infested areas. This story could have turned out much worse. That POS who shot at you deserves to be dead, imo.
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    I own a veto tech lc. Best tool bag anybody can...

    I own a veto tech lc. Best tool bag anybody can buy. Some people have a negative opinion of its price, but I haven't met one actual veto user who has been disappointed with its performance. Mine is...
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    Sweet. They've got a total gym by the backyard...

    Sweet. They've got a total gym by the backyard orchard. This place must be super nice!
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    Looks great. The only thing I noticed was that...

    Looks great. The only thing I noticed was that the condenser on the far right in your picture is not level with the house and/or the other two units.

    Other than that, great work.
  37. Two questions: 1) why is an in duct smoke...

    Two questions:

    1) why is an in duct smoke detector necessary? I believe the uniform mechanical code only calls for in duct smoke detectors in systems where cfm rating is greater than 2000.

    2)...
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    That is just idiotic. Looks like 5/8 inserted...

    That is just idiotic. Looks like 5/8 inserted into 3/4 or 3/4 into 7/8 on the suction. I've done that many times but never screwed with the 3/8....
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    Another side entry failure

    I've installed many hundreds of slant coil airhandlers this way. My question is how did the moron cut the hole out of the unit without noticing a problem?!?

    We've had new guys screw up and BEGIN...
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    I drive a dodge with the old 5.9 cummins. I've...

    I drive a dodge with the old 5.9 cummins. I've got a programmer on it and a straight pipe. I only see black smoke when I really hammer down (which is VERY seldom). These kiddos out there "rolling...
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    Very true. I have a tech lc that was given by my...

    Very true. I have a tech lc that was given by my wife as a birthday gift, otherwise I wouldn't own one.

    Nice zipper mod btw. I think you may be happier had you used nylon sewing thread. I coached...
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    Like others have already stated, you should be...

    Like others have already stated, you should be working with saturated temps and line temps, NOT line temps and pressures. You almost had it.
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    Looks pretty good. A couple of questions. 1....

    Looks pretty good. A couple of questions.

    1. Are there no liquid line filter/dryers installed?

    2. Are those air handlers in a basement?
  44. Thread: Dumb question

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    Yes.

    Yes.
  45. Thread: Dumb question

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    Maybe your response wasn't toward me, but a...

    Maybe your response wasn't toward me, but a condensate switch doesn't ever act as a freeze switch...ever.
  46. Thread: Dumb question

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    Condensate safety switch needs to kill r. Freeze...

    Condensate safety switch needs to kill r. Freeze switch needs to kill y so fan will continue to run and thaw the coil. This is how pops taught me, so it's how I've been doing it ever since.
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    Poor little doucher. He's too prideful to come...

    Poor little doucher. He's too prideful to come back on this thread after having made such an exquisite arse of himself.

    It must be rough to suck at life so hard.....
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    Maybe you didn't pick up on my sarcastic font!

    Maybe you didn't pick up on my sarcastic font!
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    I hear those things suck

    I hear those things suck
  50. Hey. At least he's working for a living. He could...

    Hey. At least he's working for a living. He could be some jobless bum living off of our taxes, watching premium channels on a nicer tv than mine, drinking his welfare beer, and eating his food stamp...
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