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    It was a joke. I Guess I need a sarcasm button.

    It was a joke. I Guess I need a sarcasm button.
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    Back in the old days before flow check pistons,...

    Back in the old days before flow check pistons, we used to install check valves so that during the heat cycle, it would force the indoor coil to be a condenser. I'll admit, I have not seen one of...
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    What's the question? Heat pumps can operate with...

    What's the question? Heat pumps can operate with both types of metering devices.
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    Generally recovery tanks weigh about 10 pounds....

    Generally recovery tanks weigh about 10 pounds. If yours is at 28 pounds, put it in your back yard and crack the vapor valve. After a weekend it will be at Tare weight.
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    The iPhone can do that? I'll throw away my...

    The iPhone can do that?


    I'll throw away my Fluke Psychrometer if that's the case.
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    I guess I am over "loving my trade".... To me,...

    I guess I am over "loving my trade"....

    To me, your "toys" look like "work" to me.
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    Do each one for a year or so. See what you like....

    Do each one for a year or so. See what you like. Also, be an install apprentice for a few years. Learn how to bend tin, etc. That stuff is golden when I look to hire techs.
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    There was a Mensa candidate around here that used...

    There was a Mensa candidate around here that used a propane torch to kill his weeds around his house. It lit the sap on his pine tree next to the house as well, and if you have ever seen a pine tree...
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    One of the things I have learned in my 20 years...

    One of the things I have learned in my 20 years in this industry, is that guys who went straight to being a tech without being an installer first are usually the first ones to slam the installers...
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    Looks like an easy fix. By the way, about the...

    Looks like an easy fix.

    By the way, about the safety switch, I used to work with a guy that hated them. He routinely wired them out of the circuit. Don't know why exactly, but I would find many...
  11. Thread: Again?

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    Again?

    How are you supposed to clean the coil if he does not want you to pull it, and do the job properly? Magic? I would tell him, unless I pull and clean the coil, your air conditioner will never work...
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    It's against code everywhere they have or enforce...

    It's against code everywhere they have or enforce codes.
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    What is this? Those are not toys! That's stuff to...

    What is this? Those are not toys! That's stuff to do work with.

    Come back again when you have some "real" toys.
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    Marge, what kind of new thing is your husband...

    Marge, what kind of new thing is your husband inventing today?

    Oh Regina, he is finally taking care of those air-con units he's been collecting for the last ten years. I am so happy that we have...
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    Wow! You're the kind of tech I hate. Slamming...

    Wow! You're the kind of tech I hate. Slamming your own installers. At least they left you with a clean out.

    Here is how non whiner tech solves this clogged drain issue:

    1: get a bucket or a...
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    This is why I carry a good supply of turbo caps...

    This is why I carry a good supply of turbo caps on my van.

    No goofing around. Gets the job done ASAP , and there is no guess work.
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    I have something similar but without the drill...

    I have something similar but without the drill bit. I use it on occasion to get out or drive screws at strange or rare angles.

    I am shocked that in your 30 years of doing this poopy job, you've...
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    Don't worry too much about liquid slugging a...

    Don't worry too much about liquid slugging a compressor during the initial charging of the unit. The damage that occurs on a compressor from liquid slugging is over an extended sustained period of...
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    Those where good recovery machines back in the...

    Those where good recovery machines back in the day. If it still works, it's a fine machine for recovery work. Not as fast as a Appion, and you have to select what you're recovering (vapor or liquid)...
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    For starters, being a pussy is going to be your...

    For starters, being a pussy is going to be your first detriment. Where I work, we are lucky if we see the sun for two or three months out of the year.
    When the sun comes out, that means I don't...
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    The yellow jacket set I own was actually made by...

    The yellow jacket set I own was actually made by a German company called REMS. Good tool. Been using it for over 17 years now, and never really a problem with the tool. (Most problems have stemmed...
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    Back when my old van was a price if crap with...

    Back when my old van was a price if crap with crap seats (worn out from fatties destroying the foam and the covers) I went and bought a chair cushion from Ikea. It was something like $6 or so. It...
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    Then besides it being a back pack, what's the...

    Then besides it being a back pack, what's the advantage of that if it holds less stuff, and probably costs more than the LC?
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    Why not? Some are designed to be installed in...

    Why not? Some are designed to be installed in attics. . Of course they have venting to outside air. I just recently replaced a leaky coil on one. It was not fun, but I got it done.
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    Yeah, I hate it too when the sparky installs his...

    Yeah, I hate it too when the sparky installs his disconnect behind the condenser. Makes it a pain to change the fuses when one of them goes.
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    Those are not pro scrappers there. The really...

    Those are not pro scrappers there. The really skilled ones also know that there is another coil inside the machine as well. Usually all I find is a pile of sheet metal, maybe some wire, the...
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    Annie, while true, is a common female name, it is...

    Annie, while true, is a common female name, it is also a type of hermetic compressor analyzer. They where popular in the 80's and 90's. you could use them to unstick stuck recip compressors by...
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    What are your refrigerant pressures? High head...

    What are your refrigerant pressures? High head can also produce high amperage, as the motor is working harder.
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    I carry one as well. Put a couple of BB's in...

    I carry one as well. Put a couple of BB's in there so when I shake it up, its more powdery.

    I use it to prove draft on naturally aspirated gas appliances. A couple of puffs of powder, and it...
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    Yeah, you can't use it like that. You just gotta...

    Yeah, you can't use it like that. You just gotta take your measurement in the ambient space being conditioned. Then again, I guess someone has tried it with a true sling in the RA duct...
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    Yeah, I used to use one of those as well... Until...

    Yeah, I used to use one of those as well... Until one day a homeowner distracted me while I was flinging that thing around, and I smashed the end of it into a shelf holding priceless ceramic...
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    I sold mine on eBay, 10 years ago. I was...

    I sold mine on eBay, 10 years ago. I was surprised someone bought it. They are kind of useless these days, especially with the EPA regulations concerning releases into the atmosphere,etc.
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    Yes they are the round ones. Thanks for your...

    Yes they are the round ones. Thanks for your help. I will wire it like a normal taco zone valve.
  34. Thread: on call

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    This is what I was thinking the entire time...

    This is what I was thinking the entire time reading this thread.

    When the on call phone/pager/whatever (back in the old days, we had a radio) goes off, you just have to adjust.
    My attitude...
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    This sounds just like the first time I had to...

    This sounds just like the first time I had to split and clean one of afla laval heat exchangers.

    Wear Kevlar gloves, and make sure you don't rip the gaskets when splitting it open. Those sections...
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    I just re read your post John, I get what you're...

    I just re read your post John, I get what you're saying.

    Yeah, in the past all my vintage taco wiring is the standard 1 2 3.

    I am sure that is probably how these wired up as well. If I fry...
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    John, it's a two pipe valve. I guess what I ment...

    John, it's a two pipe valve. I guess what I ment by 1 2 3 wiring is what is represented in the diagram you posted. 1 is call for heat, 2 common, 3 is end switch.

    I am kicking my self for not...
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    Danner boots, that's how you know someone is from...

    Danner boots, that's how you know someone is from the PNW!!! LOL!

    I remember listening to some tech from Arizona, saying that they don't go on the roof in the rain at some training seminar. All I...
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    I don't get why it's Canadian style. Looks just...

    I don't get why it's Canadian style. Looks just like the same Lennox me and the guys install here in Oregon.

    Oregon, USA, that is.

    ( I know, you Canucks tried at one point to get your mitts...
  40. Thread: Oops.

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    I don't get it. What's it supposed to be? A vent...

    I don't get it. What's it supposed to be? A vent for the dumpster? Other than a strange transition, what's the beef?
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    Me too, just not the one for this series of...

    Me too, just not the one for this series of actuators. Like I posted earlier, these are really old, complete with a Taco logo I have never seen before. I am gonna guess late 60's early 70's by how...
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    How? I could not find that feature. Must not be...

    How? I could not find that feature. Must not be trying hard enough.
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    Ugh! That's supposed to be "rewire".... I...

    Ugh! That's supposed to be "rewire"....


    I guess Tapatalk does not have an edit feature, combine that with iOS autocorrect fail.
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    Looking for Taco zone valve schematic.

    So, I need to rewire up this ancient residential hydronic zone valve on one of our recent boiler installs. I have never seen this kind of Taco actuator, and wanted to see if anyone has a schematic. I...
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    I see the cable and phone guys doing this all the...

    I see the cable and phone guys doing this all the time. If you look closely at the ladder they use, you'll see that the end that is on the wire actually has two hooks on it. The ladder is pretty...
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    Lennox just came out with a 120v mini split...

    Lennox just came out with a 120v mini split branded with their name. I have not sold or installed one myself, but it's still available apparently. This is after Lennox stopped selling the LG minis....
  47. That's just great! I just bought a whole kitchen...

    That's just great! I just bought a whole kitchen full of Kenmore products. I certainly hope they will honor all their warranties when this stuff fails. I bought that stuff because its in a rental out...
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    Remove all your low voltage wiring from the board...

    Remove all your low voltage wiring from the board and see if the fan keeps on running. If the fan keeps running, you're gonna need a meter to see if the fan tsp is energized when there is no demand....
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    In the summer, doing lots of rooftop stuff it's a...

    In the summer, doing lots of rooftop stuff it's a must. Find a brand that is not greasy, yet sweat proof. If you're getting spots and stuff, I would see a dermatologist ASAP. I had a coworker die...
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    Probably to the corner with a dunce cap.

    Probably to the corner with a dunce cap.
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