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    I have used all types of meters. My preference is...

    I have used all types of meters. My preference is Fieldpiece. Although I do not buy the clamp styles anymore. After two of them the wires going to the clamp broke on the inside. Iprefer the sticks...
  2. Myth or fact

    I have been in this business for over 20 years and have worked for several different companies. Have had my own bussiness for a couple of years. Too much agravation for my taste. Ninety percent of...
  3. did you find freon leak? Would recommend a...

    did you find freon leak? Would recommend a nitrogen pressure check and check at outlet of condenser water. Check and see if hot gas valve is sticking. But like what was posted earlier. Manitiwoc. Do...
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    Heck. I just keep eye peeled for car washes. Pay...

    Heck. I just keep eye peeled for car washes. Pay up to 20 bucks for a hand wash.
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    Do not buy into the global warming/ climate...

    Do not buy into the global warming/ climate change caused by man. The reason is .....HISTORY... The most recent is my Grandfather passed at the ripe old age of 94. And he told me that the climate...
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    old salt 20 years exp

    I am currently looking for work in the Florida or southern Alabama area. Been beating around on commercial. residential and industrial units for 20 year. Refrigeration for about the last 10 or so....
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    Well fellas. Russell with fieldpiece. Has just...

    Well fellas. Russell with fieldpiece. Has just made my day err....Make that month. He is sending me a brand new sman3 to replace the one that I mentioned in earlier post. You guys can use whatever...
  8. Thread: Fieldpiece

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    I purchased a new sman3 last year. Do not...

    I purchased a new sman3 last year. Do not remember when. I think it was less than a year ago. The first one kept powering down during first week. Supplier replaced. Then the second one had one of...
  9. Thread: Workboots

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    I am with jnsrose. i wear the soles out of...

    I am with jnsrose. i wear the soles out of anyboot i buy in 8 months or less. Found the best buy is Schmidt from Tractor supply Company. They are waterproof although a bit heavy.Had a pair of Georgia...
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    SMAN 3??????

    I bought a new sman 3 last year. Took back first one. Unit would shut off for no reason. Got second one. Had to replace both valves in manifold to stop leaking. Clamp broke for thermo. Had that...
  11. On another note. I have had systems that have...

    On another note. I have had systems that have never been into. That have had plugged tubes. So it is not a poor service issue. Rather. a poor refrigerant issue.:.02:
  12. converted several. 134a to 409a since last...

    converted several. 134a to 409a since last posting. and yes changing compressors after a captube plug up. Is a good idea. I have found that the original com. does not last a year after cap tube...
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    Works good in an old car I had. Better than 12...

    Works good in an old car I had. Better than 12 did.
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    Drop in replacement for r12. Found that it does...

    Drop in replacement for r12. Found that it does not work well with high condensor temps. Say above 100* ambient.
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    Sure beats trying to duck tape a bunch of magnets...

    Sure beats trying to duck tape a bunch of magnets on it.:grin2:
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    Did not know about the phase conversion. Did know...

    Did not know about the phase conversion. Did know about the heat they generate though. Also found they do not like salty air. As for the power loss just simple phisics. Takes energy to create heat....
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    I have used it before also. Seems the 409 dropped...

    I have used it before also. Seems the 409 dropped box temp faster. Don't know why.
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    Some may disagree. But I find 134a to be the...

    Some may disagree. But I find 134a to be the worst refrigerant on the market. I have not liked it when it came out and like it less now. Like others have posted if the condensor coil plugs up chances...
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    All reponses are excellent and true. It is best...

    All reponses are excellent and true. It is best to use oem start components. Hopefully american made. Have had alot of problems with chinese made caps.:.02: Also check electrical connections all the...
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    We have several 30 to 75 horse pump motors that...

    We have several 30 to 75 horse pump motors that run on vfd. In comparison to units that are not vfd. We have less contactor replacements and because of the soft starts no water hammer on vfd units,...
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    I am with you. If water is leaking out of pan and...

    I am with you. If water is leaking out of pan and warm water coming into pan. Pressures should be higher than normal not lower.
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    Don't know why they keep getting a head ache cage...

    Don't know why they keep getting a head ache cage with a door any way. Never seen anybody use it. They where either like mine latched and locked(have no idea what happened to key) or screwed...
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    Might be saying something everyone else knows....

    Might be saying something everyone else knows. Older machines with blown in foam used refrigerant to blow in. back before they band its use. Wil drive leak detector nuts. Some newer imported...
  24. Thread: On call pay

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    Yeah, but he reaps from the benefits of what you...

    Yeah, but he reaps from the benefits of what you learn. Me personally. If I am not being paid don't ask me to show for a meeting.:.02:
  25. Thread: On call pay

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    Whoa! Every one I worked for anything more than a...

    Whoa! Every one I worked for anything more than a 15% call back rate is bad. The last time my call back rate was figuired it was at 3%. But that was residential only company. About 5 years ago.:.02:
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