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    I always thought if I went on my own I would have...

    I always thought if I went on my own I would have install trailers. I hate trying to keep service and install stuff on a van, even a sprinter and have everything I need for a job. We have a lot of...
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    I have thought about selling CO detectors to...

    I have thought about selling CO detectors to customers before, but I would imagine it to be another liability. If one failed the lawsuits would fall back on you. I do recommend them to most of my...
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    Why not make it a dual fuel system?

    Why not make it a dual fuel system?
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    We have a genie lift which will lift a condensor...

    We have a genie lift which will lift a condensor high enough for most 1 story buildings, we have also called an electrical shop that has a bucket truck with a hoist, i believe it is rated at 500 lbs....
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    After the new construction bust i was off for...

    After the new construction bust i was off for about 6 months. I lined up a bunch of side work and ran it out of a '99 cavalier and even had a 4'x6' trailer for equipment. It did look funny but got...
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    Just had a humidifier mounted on the front side...

    Just had a humidifier mounted on the front side of the supply start leaking. It took out the board on a friday night. We convinced the home owner to have us move it the next week. We don't usually...
  7. Thread: Fluke 902

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    Been looking at the 902. Have 2 fluke meters and...

    Been looking at the 902. Have 2 fluke meters and never a problem. Got one in '96 at school. It has even been submerged in water. Changed the battery and it works just fine. One of my instructors...
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    How are you filling with water? are you removing...

    How are you filling with water? are you removing it from the furnace or just plugging the drain line? I have never done that before.
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    Wasn't a flame sensor. The oem ignitor was...

    Wasn't a flame sensor. The oem ignitor was longer and I had to modify the mount to get the glow fly to hit the flame right. This was a freebie for a relative that lived 45 minutes away in bfe and...
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    The york had 2 screw per burner. I loosened the...

    The york had 2 screw per burner. I loosened the screw and moved the burners around till I hit the right spot. Putting them together I would have thought the screw would have lined them up well...
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    Didn't see any mention of the fault code. Had 1...

    Didn't see any mention of the fault code. Had 1 york and 1 goodman give me intermittent ignition problems this year. On the york the other tech had cleaned it and it developed a problem. Both of...
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    Not a fan of lennox or carrier furnaces when it...

    Not a fan of lennox or carrier furnaces when it comes to service. It is freaking pain just to clean the dang flame sensor on a lennox...
  13. I cringe everytime I walk in to a pma on either...

    I cringe everytime I walk in to a pma on either of these furnaces. I don't know what the engineers were thinking or why they keep installing these furnaces. They r a service nightmare.
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    I have used nitrogen to break a vacuum on systems...

    I have used nitrogen to break a vacuum on systems where there was lots of moisture, most likely from bad install. It gets trapped in the oil. If I have a hard time getting under a 1000 microns, and...
  15. Thread: Damn dog!!!

    by rusty1217
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    Had a couple of those this summer...

    Had a couple of those this summer...
  16. Thread: Stolen Tools

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    Luckily the insurance covered all our stuff.

    Luckily the insurance covered all our stuff.
  17. Thread: Stolen Tools

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    One time my van started messing up. The boss had...

    One time my van started messing up. The boss had me take it to the shop and take his truck home. Loaded my tools up on it. Nice pick up with service bed and extra boxes on top. Set up for...
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    I will be looking to buy a set of new gauges this...

    I will be looking to buy a set of new gauges this winter. Just looked at the sman 3 online last night. The price beats out the others, I was worried about the quality but judging from all the...
  19. I was lucky enough to have been taught about...

    I was lucky enough to have been taught about charging to superheat or subcooling in school. With dual thermometers or gauges with 2 temperature clamps I just automatically check both every time and...
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    "Draft hoods supplied with a design-certified gas...

    "Draft hoods supplied with a design-certified gas appliance: certification of a gas appliance design under pertinent national standards includes its draft hood (or draft diverter). Consequently, the...
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    Is this a new unit still under warranty or just...

    Is this a new unit still under warranty or just the warranty on the txv that was replaced? If just the txv, forget the warranty and go with the new tech. You sound like you are totally unhappy with...
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    Never heard of shortening the hood or removing...

    Never heard of shortening the hood or removing the legs totally. Will have to look into that more. All old furnaces had draft boxes before they had draft inducers. I will definitely try to find the...
  23. Didn't Goodman sell a multi-position furnace that...

    Didn't Goodman sell a multi-position furnace that if you used it for a downflow, you just had to rotate the draft inducer.
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    Is it just me or has that draft hood been...

    Is it just me or has that draft hood been shortened by a lot. It looks it is almost sitting flat on the water heater. And is that a copper gas line? Ugh...
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    Recovery machine and vacuum pump should be...

    Recovery machine and vacuum pump should be supplied by the contractor. Refrigerant scales usually r also. Every shop I have worked for has also supplied the torch. Currently use a turbo torch at...
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