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    Better to have them than not. Sort of like...

    Better to have them than not.
    Sort of like wearing your seatbelt.
    It's MUCH better to have them and not need them than to not have them and need them.
    They are the last line of defense for your...
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    For most of my early electronic career everything...

    For most of my early electronic career everything was described in 'cycles'.
    Then it because Hertz in honor of H. Hertz.
    THen cycles became Hertz, kilocycles became kiloHertz and megacycles became...
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    So very sad. Prayers for the good Lord to...

    So very sad.
    Prayers for the good Lord to console the families hearts.
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    Start a spreadsheet to list all the companies...

    Start a spreadsheet to list all the companies assets and liabilities.
    Look back at the books to see what revenue is being generated BY WHATS LEFT.
    Add all the equipment in the capital assets...
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    This may be a little late............ I can't...

    This may be a little late............

    I can't answer your question but.... that's SO NICE of you and your brother.
    I'm sure your Dad will enjoy whatever you get him.

    Get him one with an ice...
  6. Thread: No increase

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    It's a hunnert and four in the shade. Everybody...

    It's a hunnert and four in the shade. Everybody is out fixing stuff and trying to help people be comfortable with all this heat ????
    Just guessing......
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    Can't give any specific info here but IMHO it...

    Can't give any specific info here but IMHO it sure wouldn't do it any good.
    This sounds like a PRIME oportunity for a user 'instructional session.'
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    I plug in the temp probes then turn on the 550....

    I plug in the temp probes then turn on the 550.
    Then I check and make sure I'm getting a temp display.
    If yours is showing temp and pressure but the SC or SH display doesn't show, there's a defect...
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    Bekind, Not often do we hear about a cooling...

    Bekind,

    Not often do we hear about a cooling system working TOO good.
    If it's cooling to 56 that's fantastic.
    Now what you need to do is call a service company to troubleshoot why the thermostat...
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    You are probably wanting to know the start-up...

    You are probably wanting to know the start-up current (amps) and the running current consumption, also in amperes (amps).

    That information is in the manufacturers service data and it isn't a...
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    I'm a nubie compared to all you guys. I got in a...

    I'm a nubie compared to all you guys.
    I got in a couple of years before the Montreal Protocol meeting.

    HVAC fascinated me same as electronics.

    It works but you can't SEE it work, LOL. I love...
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    There are a few different things that may be...

    There are a few different things that may be causing the problem.
    IOW, There are other components that could cause the motor to fail to run.
    The best thing is to look in the yellow pages and call...
  13. Ol' Fan Blade just 'bout got'er all covered!!! ...

    Ol' Fan Blade just 'bout got'er all covered!!!
    Doesn't leave much else to say. :D
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    Ditto. They are very reasonably priced and...

    Ditto.

    They are very reasonably priced and have a big'ol scale that's easy to see.
    In the cases that I can, I install a small pitot tube in the supply plenum and one in the return plenun to...
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    IMHO, you will be very pleased with the 550. For...

    IMHO, you will be very pleased with the 550.
    For the money, it is fantastic.

    You won't need to use your old gauge manifold either.
    Or buy one to go with the 550 as you'd have to do with the...
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    I recently got the Testo 550. It's quick and...

    I recently got the Testo 550.
    It's quick and easy to use and world better than analog gauges.
    Haven't given it any 'drop' test...... yet.
    With any instrument of this type it should be treated with...
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    'Bout fell off my chair!! You guys crack me up....

    'Bout fell off my chair!! You guys crack me up.
    If I'd had something in my mouth it'd be all over my monitor now.:LOL::LOL:
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    Whooo! You must have one of those DOUBLE BARREL...

    Whooo! You must have one of those DOUBLE BARREL mouses connected to your computer.
    I didn't score near that. :(
    :patriot::patriot:
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    Poll: http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f134/mcathcart/D...

    http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f134/mcathcart/Destiny%20II/DestinyII3.jpg?t=1276376615

    Beautiful photograph. That needs to be my new desktop picture.

    Captain Mike, I love that area of S.C....
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    Thanks for the great advice guys. I'll check...

    Thanks for the great advice guys.

    I'll check the supply houses this week for one of these:
    (or order one up)

    http://www.hvacr-tools.com/mm5/graph...0001/60590.jpg

    I appreciate all the kind...
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    How to remove old fan blades

    I've had a couple of rounds with condensor fan blades in the last couple of days.
    I've got PB Blaster and a penetrating oil called 'KROIL'.
    Mostly there's not enough time to let it soak for a few...
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    I LOVE this show. Which means only one...

    I LOVE this show.

    Which means only one thing....... it probably won't be around very long.

    Watching this makes me want to run out back and staple some targets on a tree and practice my sight...
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    Sunspots affect the ionosphere causing...

    Sunspots affect the ionosphere causing disruptions in HF communications that depend on 'skip' or bouncing RF energy off the ionosphere.

    Cell phones transmit to the nearest cell towers so they...
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    Poll: Well I'm sure my opinion will be burned to a...

    Well I'm sure my opinion will be burned to a crisp here but what I think is not going to cost anyone a single cent.

    A couple of decades ago I was a LearJet captain. Way back then, the cost to...
  25. Ms. Corine appears to be in need of a completely...

    Ms. Corine appears to be in need of a completely new set of tires.

    They were designing things to the best of their ability back then.
    They were using the best methods they could to apply the...
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    Timebuilder has probably zeroed in on this. If...

    Timebuilder has probably zeroed in on this.
    If the protection device has been repeatedly activated then it's contacts may have higher resistance than normal.
    This resistance could change...
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    Make sure you have zeroed your meter immediately...

    Make sure you have zeroed your meter immediately before checking the windings.
    The readings are so low to start with that some meters have trouble resolving the values.
    Compressor windings are...
  28. There's a lot of talking being done here FOR Mike...

    There's a lot of talking being done here FOR Mike but not much BY Mike......
    Perhaps Mike could be more interactive with the information and advice he has received here.



    Is that a Cert. or a...
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    I checked with my HP and it said it was very...

    I checked with my HP and it said it was very comfortable but thanks for asking.
    Anyone else got a talking heat pump? :angel:
  30. Thread: New guy here

    by VetNutJim
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    I've got it all covered except the last part........

    I've got it all covered except the last part.....

    That one I've never done past the teenage curiosity part.
    The juice just made my head hurt and I never realized any benefit from it.

    Hope that...
  31. If this is a true story....... he's lucky/blessed...

    If this is a true story....... he's lucky/blessed he didn't BLEED to death.
  32. Why there's no risk to any of us with you doing...

    Why there's no risk to any of us with you doing this Mike.
    If you want a cool house, in a timely manner, as Andy told Aunt Bea: "Call the man."

    If you want the experience of doing this job...
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    Maybe the man already has the 7/8" lineset. ...

    Maybe the man already has the 7/8" lineset.
    Could be just the cost of a lineset that's influencing his decision to use that size.
    He may have quoted the price of your system based on supplies he...
  34. Mike, you are going to spend a LOT more money...

    Mike, you are going to spend a LOT more money buying tools and equipment than any professional company will charge to install your system.

    The list of required tools and instruments is long and...
  35. Thread: New guy here

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    What are the requirements and/or certifications...

    What are the requirements and/or certifications necessary to obtain GRUPPY status?

    If I'm already qualified already, I'd like the diploma. :angel:

    If I'm not, where can I get the study...
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    :ditto: I like my Appion G5. Had it a couple...

    :ditto:

    I like my Appion G5.
    Had it a couple of years and no problems.
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    When using 2 or 3 part forms for work orders, a...

    When using 2 or 3 part forms for work orders, a copy (copies) can just be taken back to 'home base' for transcription into a system.
    Sending a picture back just cuts out the time needed for the...
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    Hey Joe, Shoot me an email if you want to...

    Hey Joe,

    Shoot me an email if you want to barnstorm.. er... I mean BRAINstorm. :)
    So we won't take up space here on this great forum.

    I've been the senior programmer, lead developer, software...
  39. If it ran 15 years without a filter/dryer I'd say...

    If it ran 15 years without a filter/dryer I'd say not having one would in NO way be cause to deny the terms of your warranty.
    That's just not right.

    I'm sure some of the guys more experienced...
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    Poll: Hey, that thing got a HEMI in it? That's...

    Hey, that thing got a HEMI in it?

    That's fast!!!!
    You must have a hemi in your truck and one your TXV changer, LOL.
    Just joking. :) :)
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    Not to mention all that prestige we've got just...

    Not to mention all that prestige we've got just hanging off us.
    Wait.... that's not prestige, it's dirt and spider webs from that nasty attic. :(
    Owning the business is a LOT less enjoyable in many...
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    I got my Universal Cert. in '94 at the local...

    I got my Universal Cert. in '94 at the local tech. school after taking the certification course.
    Certification was an all new thing back then and most techs. hadn't been certified yet.

    It was not...
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    Poll: Just speculating on dt2010's situation.... The...

    Just speculating on dt2010's situation....
    The 'safety' was disconnected or bypassed with the old compressor.
    The bad TXV was found by the person who installed the new compressor.
    New compressor...
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    Poll: Gary_g I'd say 4 hours if a trip to the parts...

    Gary_g

    I'd say 4 hours if a trip to the parts house was involved.

    The actual expenses for the contractor start even before you pick up the phone and dial the number.
    Somebody has to pay for...
  45. Hire an electrician to run the wires. After...

    Hire an electrician to run the wires.
    After that's done your contractor can complete the system installation for you.
    Forget the voltage conversion project, it's not the logical way to accomplish...
  46. Thread: Testo 550

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    I'd take the Deluxe model for 360 as well if my...

    I'd take the Deluxe model for 360 as well if my Johnstone supplier had them.
    Unfortunately they've never heard of them. Wonder if they've heard of Testo ? They said they had the YJ gauges but...
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    LOL, I've got a pretty good idea of what you're...

    LOL, I've got a pretty good idea of what you're wanting to do and what it'll take to do it.
    Good software engineers are great at reading between the lines. :)

    I've been in a lot of those...
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    12 years should have given you about 99.9% of the...

    12 years should have given you about 99.9% of the things you'll need to know to run the business.
    You've probably seen and heard all facets of the place by now.

    Peruse the financial information...
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    Sorry about the book chapter surenuff. Looks as...

    Sorry about the book chapter surenuff.
    Looks as if it kept you up late reading it all.
    I get all these thoughts running in my head late at night. Quite house and all.
    Maybe I need to tune in...
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    Let me take a shot at this.... it's been a long...

    Let me take a shot at this.... it's been a long time since I was in the AC Circuit Analysis classroom but I'll try anyway.

    Hmmm, there's a couple of things going on with these 'capacitaters'.
    ...
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