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    Best K Type Thermocouple

    I'm having a hard time finding a K Type Thermocouple that will last more than a month or so. I try to be gentle with them, am careful about how I wind them up when I'm done with them, but it seems...
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    Sometimes I just don't understand hacks. Seems...

    Sometimes I just don't understand hacks. Seems like it would have been cheaper and easier to do it right the first time!
  3. There is some great advice in this thread. About...

    There is some great advice in this thread. About the only thing I have to add is don't be afraid to ask questions in class. I guarantee you that you're not the only student that has the same...
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    Good work! Guys like this really irk me because...

    Good work! Guys like this really irk me because they know just enough to be dangerous, and they think they're going to save the world by teaching DIY online.

    Like all the rest of you guys, I...
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    That's some good information...thanks for...

    That's some good information...thanks for posting.

    I have a customer that has both hot and cold hyrdants on the side of his house. He went to all that trouble and expense because he hates how...
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    He deleted most of your comments, but left me...

    He deleted most of your comments, but left me this gem...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tct_ccmUFXc

    ApplianceVideo.com2 hours ago

    If you watched the video you may learn something...
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    I agree. What a hack. Idiots like this give us...

    I agree. What a hack. Idiots like this give us a bad name. I notice he didn't put in a new filter drier or run a little Nitrogen through the lines while he was brazing. Also...pressure testing...
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    That's how I was told to do it, never had a...

    That's how I was told to do it, never had a problem, but it might be a good idea to hook up your manifold and see what happens to your pressures just to be safe.

    Let me know...I'd be interested...
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    International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 edition,...

    International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 edition, 411.1.3.3 Prohibited locations and penetrations. Connectors shall not be concealed within, or extended through, walls, floors, partitions, ceilings or...
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    I've burned a few of them, but I use a MAPP gas...

    I've burned a few of them, but I use a MAPP gas torch with the system running. They seem to clean up pretty good when you do it this way, because the flames/heat gets sucked into the coil which...
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    Sounds like you dodged a bullet this time. If...

    Sounds like you dodged a bullet this time.

    If I could only carry one capacitor it would be the Turbo 200. They expensive, but they really come in handy when it's Friday afternoon at 4:30 and you...
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    I only have 1 Hilmor tool right now, but I LOVE...

    I only have 1 Hilmor tool right now, but I LOVE it! I bought their 9 in 1 Multi Tool, and it's one of the best ones I've ever owned. It has a valve core remover, square #2, 1/4 hex, 5/16 hex,...
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    I agree...you've already changed the controller,...

    I agree...you've already changed the controller, so the outdoor control board is about the only other possibility. I'm sorry you're having this problem, but at the same time I'll be anxious to know...
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    Indeed. Also, get show them some before and...

    Indeed. Also, get show them some before and after pictures of equipment you've installed in the past.

    On a related note, anybody notice that the wall of shame has about 6 times more activity than...
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    Any time you're stuck on a Sears or Kemore part...

    Any time you're stuck on a Sears or Kemore part issue, try www.searspartsdirect.com

    Just plug in the model number into the search field and you should be able to get a parts list, and (usually)...
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    My employer requires us to use a digital...

    My employer requires us to use a digital refrigerant scale. Scales are sent in every year for calibration by an outside party. They also require us to keep track of every OUNCE we use. We have to...
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    Refrigeration and the Olympics

    I'm sitting here watching the Olympics and they're showing the luge.

    This may be a dumb question, but how do they make ice on the luge/bobsled track? Is it just one giant evaporator with pipes...
  18. Pretty impressive that he got the motor out...

    Pretty impressive that he got the motor out without removing the belly band from the blower housing.
  19. Wow...that's awesome. It's usually not that easy...

    Wow...that's awesome. It's usually not that easy to check the heat exchanger when you're changing the blower motor! :gah:
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    Very nice install. I especially like the poured...

    Very nice install. I especially like the poured concrete and stand that the Heat Pump sits on
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    This really bodes well for your future as an HVAC...

    This really bodes well for your future as an HVAC technician. Get all the practical experience you can with electrical circuits and controls. The things you learn working on car washes will pay off...
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    I've changed out at least 25 ICP coils this...

    I've changed out at least 25 ICP coils this summer. Didn't want to believe that a 1-5 year old coil could leak, so we injected them with dye and let them run for a week. Sure enough, most of them...
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    Coming soon to a scratch and dent bin near you...

    Coming soon to a scratch and dent bin near you...
  24. Thanks guys, that makes a lot of sense. I was...

    Thanks guys, that makes a lot of sense. I was making it harder than it needed to be.
  25. Condenser fan motors and Capacitor wiring

    Most of the time when I'm replacing a condenser fan motor, I'm replacing a motor that has 3 leads Black (to T1), Red (to T2) and Brown (to Fan on the dual run capacitor). Sometimes I'll have to use...
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