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    I almost put looks good from my house as the...

    I almost put looks good from my house as the title haha

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    As long as it works..

    Coworker went on a call friday, sent this to me today. Homeowner is using us for service since the original install company "is full of clowns"534971


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    Never seen that, but this past summer I...

    Never seen that, but this past summer I installed 2 new carrier condensers at different times to find the fan hitting and cutting through the wires that run behind the top of the coil to fan motor....
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    my bosses daughters condensate pump got unplugged...

    my bosses daughters condensate pump got unplugged and soaked the return duct at her house. Watched his daughter throw a fit, tell me and my coworker (my lead at the time) were idiots and we're...
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    Covered on call for a coworker last weekend. ...

    Covered on call for a coworker last weekend. Tells me his boiler won't turn off with the tstats off. I get there to see an indirect and that zone calling. Anyone take a shower? Yes I took one...
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    I have a few bins and plastic totes that seem to...

    I have a few bins and plastic totes that seem to help. A refrigerant holder. One shelf dedicated to electrical, Another for pvc glue, screws, stuff like that. One for common service parts, one...
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    Sorry meant install/ service van. Mostly install...

    Sorry meant install/ service van. Mostly install with light service

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    Residential service van set up

    Sorry, I know this subject has probably been beaten to death but how are you guys setting up your install trucks. After a few years in the trade I finally have a van as of Wednesday of last week. ...
  9. No, it's in there. Compared them to my regular...

    No, it's in there. Compared them to my regular hoses that work and I can't spot any difference.

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  10. Yellow jacket ball valve hoses not working

    Bought some yellow jacket ball valve hose extensions about 2 weeks ago. Worked great until today when I had to do some start ups. First 2 startups, worked great.
    On the third startup my suction...
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    Took me a few weeks to get a perfect hole, the...

    Took me a few weeks to get a perfect hole, the trick is to have it tilted slightly the whole way. Then when you get towards the end you have to keep the round piece your cutting out centered in the...
  12. I agree! luckily nothing major ever happened to...

    I agree!
    luckily nothing major ever happened to me. A few cuts and scrapes here, a minor burn or 2 there.
    From what I've seen most injuries happen while doing something you've gotten comfortable...
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    So after I recover, leak check and vaccum, the...

    So after I recover, leak check and vaccum, the initial charge that the condenser calls for, let's say it's 4lbs.
    I would weigh in 75% of it as liquid through the high side? Then the final charge...
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    New r22 condenser but using nu22b

    so Monday I'll be putting in a new r22 dry condenser, but was told id be using nu22b. It will be my first time using nu22b. found a few links online that say to only to charge liquid through the...
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    I can pull a vacuum and charge and what not no...

    I can pull a vacuum and charge and what not no problem? I know someone above me mentioned he doesn't pull a vacuum with them. How do you purge your lines and so on if they keep the refrigerant in the...
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    So it sounds like I should look into some new...

    So it sounds like I should look into some new hoses. Would I be better off getting new or just those short extensions with the ball valves? Seems like with the extensions I would be paranoid about...
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    Stupid? Question about hoses

    So today i got my chops busted from the guy I work with about grabbing gloves to take my hoses off a condensor. told me the best way to go is with ball valves or low loss fittings because you lose...
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    I was looking at the veto backpack last week and...

    I was looking at the veto backpack last week and almost bought it. Only thing that stopped me was I noticed that one of the compartments was on the side of the straps and was worried about tools...
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    I actually have that book from when I went to...

    I actually have that book from when I went to school. There's tons of good information in it. I also have a few other smaller manuals from different classes I've taken at supply houses but most of...
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    residential service manuals?

    Hi, hopefully this is the right spot for this post.
    I've been doing residential installs for about 3 years. My boss has been toying with the idea of putting me on service and having me ride along...
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    Losing tools in attics with blown in?

    Just wondering if someone has any tips to leave the job with all your tools?
    I try to just take up what I know I'll need but even so...
    I feel like I've tried everything. I started by taking my...
  22. Use insulation hangers. They are dirt cheap and...

    Use insulation hangers. They are dirt cheap and leave a tiny tiny hole that can easily be patched. They also already come cut at an angle so they go right through drywall and wood with out a problem...
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    I went to Peterson for refrigeration and it was a...

    I went to Peterson for refrigeration and it was a joke. I was talking about for sheet metal

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    I would assume that if you dont pass the test...

    I would assume that if you dont pass the test which is a requirement you would still be an apprentice. I still have a few years before I can apply for my journeyman's. Where did u go to school for...
  25. Im in my 3rd year as an apprentice so I don't...

    Im in my 3rd year as an apprentice so I don't make tons of money. I smoke butts to and I feel like a ignorant a hole every time I have one in public haha. In mass they just went from 8.25 to 10....
  26. I don't think people( especially young) think it...

    I don't think people( especially young) think it out before getting tattoos. To many people get them spare the moment.
    It depends what the tattoo is for it to be dumb tho. I think if it has meaning...
  27. Maybe I should of used a different example, true....

    Maybe I should of used a different example, true. My point is that things that things that were once looked down on in society are now acceptable. It's happened before and it's gonna happen again....
  28. I think everyone is entitled to be happy. What...

    I think everyone is entitled to be happy. What ever you do in you're own home is your business! however I personally don't think it (homosexuality) should be publicly displayed. When the time comes...
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    We changed out the air handlers and condensers....

    We changed out the air handlers and condensers. kinda depressing in a way. You spend time making your end of the job look good and you turn around and see this crap

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    The flex monster!!

    In my short career I've seen some hack jobs but as far as flex runs this takes the cake!

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    I get payed basically when I do something for the...

    I get payed basically when I do something for the company. In the morning if I empty my van with trash from the previous job than my time starts then. If I have to go to a supply house before I get...
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    There's a few install and service techs that have...

    There's a few install and service techs that have been at my company a while. That being said its been like a revolving door lately. every new guy I've met says they can do it all and then it turns...
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    Got out of a speeding ticket once by saying I had...

    Got out of a speeding ticket once by saying I had cruise control on. When the cop said I was speeding I apologized, said I had it set to 65 and it must have something wrong with it. Told me to have...
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    Couldn't find any brand name on it. I know it's...

    Couldn't find any brand name on it. I know it's from Johnstone supply and has cpi printed on the gauges. I'm guessing it's a pretty common regulator.most of the techs at my company have the same one
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    Is a diaphragm rupturing something that's pretty...

    Is a diaphragm rupturing something that's pretty common?
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    nitrogen regulator issue

    Before i ask my question i just want to maker sure i understand this right.and please correct me if I'm wrong . on a nitrogen regulator you have 2 gauges, one is bottle pressure and the other is...
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    testing manifold gauges?

    have a set of basic yellow jacket gauges and think they're leaking. Was thinking of just using some soap bubbles next time I leak check line set. Any other way I could check them?
    Thanks
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    Northstarair, you said gauges that will do r22 &...

    Northstarair, you said gauges that will do r22 & r410but I was taught never to use the same set of gauges with different refrigerant because you can contaminate the system. Is there a process to...
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    sheet metal licence in Massachusetts?

    I've been working for a residential HVAC company for roughly a year now and I'm looking into getting my apprentice sheet metal license but can't really find any solid info on it. From what I gather...
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    I've been doing residential installs as an...

    I've been doing residential installs as an apprentice for roughly a year now and this is what I have in my bag of hand tools.
    Red & green snips
    Philips & flathead screwdrivers
    Nut drivers
    Malco...
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    I've been debating on getting a backpack tool bag...

    I've been debating on getting a backpack tool bag for a while>, I'm rarely on ladders but since my car $*** the bed I've been taking the the train to work the last month or so. Nothing like carrying...
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    I bought my makita 18v combo and fell in love...

    I bought my makita 18v combo and fell in love with it. I used and abused the impact for roughly a year and it held up very well. It was was dropped off 6 foot latters , left on condensors in the rain...
  43. Thread: Hey everyone

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    Hey everyone

    Just wanted to introduce myself to the forum. I've been working in the hvac field for roughly a year now. Got hired by a friend who gave me a shot as a laborer and couldnt be happier the way things...
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