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    I got caught out with one, cut the line shorter...

    I got caught out with one, cut the line shorter to make a nice job and it turned out it was aluminium with 6" of copper glued to each end... had to run new line set.
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    I think it was around 5 or 6 years old, this was...

    I think it was around 5 or 6 years old, this was the first time i worked at this site so not sure. We don't really get a lot of electrical storms here though i did notice the unites were bonded to...
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    The big pipes in the picture look like line set...

    The big pipes in the picture look like line set covers, one for each of the outdoor units, inside the cover would be the refrigerant lines and any control wiring. It could be a two pipe or three pipe...
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    I have run some burnt gas through recovery...

    I have run some burnt gas through recovery machines over the years and never had one fail from it, all the new ones have the motor separate from the compressor part, so no chance of damaging the...
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    They have copeland digital scrolls in, the three...

    They have copeland digital scrolls in, the three pipe systems can have different indoor units heating and cooling at the same time. We have put a few of them in, nice equipment, parts are cheap and...
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    Might be temperature dependent leak, had one on...

    Might be temperature dependent leak, had one on inside of a bend, put 300psi nitrogen and couldn't find a thing so charged it up and put dye in, then noticed green dripping out of a crack inside of a...
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    We call them buzzy pumps for good reason! Do they...

    We call them buzzy pumps for good reason! Do they siphon when they turn off? if they do it can make them extra noisy when they first start again as they need to prime themselves.
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    Is there a shut off valve on the receiver you can...

    Is there a shut off valve on the receiver you can use?
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    Wholesalers here sell a tiny scale, designed for...

    Wholesalers here sell a tiny scale, designed for the 1lb R600a etc cans. It has its own hose which is the very thin plastic pressure switch style with a bore of a few mm. Lots of domestic stuff here...
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    I doubt the red epoxy would work long term, there...

    I doubt the red epoxy would work long term, there is a fair bit of expansion ans contraction when the tank is washed out with hot water, plus some flexing under the weight of milk.

    I've seen...
  11. I'd have used 38% silver rods on brass (or...

    I'd have used 38% silver rods on brass (or brass/copper, steel,copper etc). 38% being what our wholesalers stock here.

    I've not tried 18% either as its not available. Most hvac people here either...
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    Maybe thats why the units where given away....

    Maybe thats why the units where given away....
  13. Something to consider also when checking prices...

    Something to consider also when checking prices is its very easy for someone to say that they would have fitted the motor cheaper once its done and they then won't have to actually do it in the hope...
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    Well my Dads endoscope test went well as they...

    Well my Dads endoscope test went well as they couldn't find any signs of cancer (he's been clear for twenty years) but they're still not sure what the problem is.

    Tool wise I imported a Porter...
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    If the noise is the result of damage, nothing...

    If the noise is the result of damage, nothing other than the replacement of the faulty part will stop the excessive noise. Correction of the original problem or problems will prevent premature...
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    Called to look at an automatic milk tank washer,...

    Called to look at an automatic milk tank washer, it sprays cool water to rinse out the tank, then takes an iodine based chemical and sprays that on in dilute form, then finally rinses again. It was...
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    What are you trying to clean out of it? I have...

    What are you trying to clean out of it?

    I have some recovery tanks that i own, and some others that are loan tanks from the wholesalers to return old refrigerant in, when my tank has become dirty...
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    Loved my fluke 12 till the display went wrong....

    Loved my fluke 12 till the display went wrong. Got a fluke 116 and am happy with it.
  19. Poll: Price has just gone up about 8% here. Got a...

    Price has just gone up about 8% here. Got a couple of 26lb cylinders in stock, not using so much now. We are only allowed to use recycled here now and only until the end of 2014 so i will aim to run...
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    Yeah the holster pockets will tuck away in the...

    Yeah the holster pockets will tuck away in the normal pockets, think they are 3214 snickers.

    The other ones they do well are the padded trousers for winter and windproof jacket.

    I can see...
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    I mostly wear Snickers workwear. Removable knee...

    I mostly wear Snickers workwear. Removable knee pads are good, they can get uncomfortable on long drives. Being able to get thing out of your left pocket with the right hand and vice verse is handy....
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    Had customer call and complain i had missed my...

    Had customer call and complain i had missed my appointment, i had no memory of having spoken to them before but it was possible that my business partner had been the one to talk to them previously.
    ...
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    There may be trouble ahead... ...

    There may be trouble ahead...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjJHnKw7YNA

    Ounces and not Pounds per square inch is how you charge these things.
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    Electric hot air gun for paint stripping, get one...

    Electric hot air gun for paint stripping, get one with selectable temperatures so you don't melt a wire or paint but its hot enough to bother with. Handy for defrosting coils etc too.

    Bucket of...
  25. Mostly use iphone, used to have an old digital...

    Mostly use iphone, used to have an old digital watch with no straps i kept in my pocket, not sure what happened to it!
  26. Braze, think its Fujitsu that states in their...

    Braze, think its Fujitsu that states in their instructions only to braze with R410A. I believe that the PVE oil used in some compressors isn't chemically compatible with fluxes used in soldering,...
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    Its pretty much the same here, of course if...

    Its pretty much the same here, of course if you've "found" the leak on a valve cap, and then decide to put some dye in just in case....
  28. I have a couple of short bits that are good for...

    I have a couple of short bits that are good for propping things up or to rest things against when drilling etc, plus a longer piece of 3"x2" that is good as a level, propping doors open, i have tied...
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    Why don't wallmart like backpacks?

    Why don't wallmart like backpacks?
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    Seen similar ones on the shelf at wholesalers but...

    Seen similar ones on the shelf at wholesalers but in not in the USA so...
  31. Block of wood, has many uses.

    Block of wood, has many uses.
  32. Had one a few months back, quoted for new beer...

    Had one a few months back, quoted for new beer cellar system. Customer was happy with price until he realised it was a fitted price! Then argument started as he was of the opinion we were paying...
  33. Reminds me of this guy, ...

    Reminds me of this guy,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAlHTtR_UPE

    This is what passed for kiddies tv back in old blighty...
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    The fact the compressor started ok once the two...

    The fact the compressor started ok once the two wire was refitted makes it less likely to be the problem. Most likely is you wired it wrong, then it could be the 5-2-1 is fubar.

    Start caps will...
  35. I wasn't very clear, there are two basic options...

    I wasn't very clear, there are two basic options to make one of these vacuum oil emptiers;

    Cheapest is to use an empty disposable jug and braze in another tap for the oil to go in through, the...
  36. There is a few shots of the oil jug at the start...

    There is a few shots of the oil jug at the start of this vid,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AAcu1gqhx0

    I should make a vid just of the oil jug as i get a few question about it. You could also...
  37. I did a lot of oil changes back when R12 was...

    I did a lot of oil changes back when R12 was being phased out here on milk coolers, what we used was an old refrigerant jug which we drilled a hole in and brazed another tap to.
    To use, pull a...
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    If you still have the old compressor, cut it open...

    If you still have the old compressor, cut it open and see whats gone wrong in there.
  39. Found one strapped on the liquid line once, valve...

    Found one strapped on the liquid line once, valve also wound fully open on superheat adjuster. Real problem was a blocked drier that previous tech couldn't find...

    I've used jubillee clips/hose...
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    I think you did the correct thing. If the job was...

    I think you did the correct thing. If the job was that important you should have been sent to the wholesalers to buy a new recovery machine rated for R410A.
    Your supervisor would be getting a...
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    We've got a couple of Merc Vito's, one has a...

    We've got a couple of Merc Vito's, one has a false floor of 3/4 ply for ladder and pipe, nitro bottles to slide under, leaves a flat floor for cond units to sit on, in the other we have a frame to...
  42. It will be de-skilled, mini splits will ruin it,...

    It will be de-skilled, mini splits will ruin it, any idiot who can make a flare and join three wires will be able to fit them for beer money and will. It will make ducted systems look way overpriced...
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    Its likely not a liquid line, more an expansion...

    Its likely not a liquid line, more an expansion line as the txv or cap tube is in the outdoor unit, 125-85 is the pressure drop through the lineset and evap.

    Only way to check the charge is to...
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    Got stuck in a loft above a milking parlour due...

    Got stuck in a loft above a milking parlour due to an angry bull, had to wait till he was far enough away before climbing down and running into the pit where he couldn't reach me! Plus many rats and...
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    This is how we do it... ...

    This is how we do it...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D75qtuZnP94


    :eek2:
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    I've painted it before, given the choice if you...

    I've painted it before, given the choice if you can get the right colour before starting the job i would do that, mostly because i get paint everywhere...
  47. I've got one but have only used it for washing...

    I've got one but have only used it for washing the truck!
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    Well spotted!

    Well spotted!
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    Moisture freezing in the txv causing the system...

    Moisture freezing in the txv causing the system to pump down with insufficient capacity in the condenser?
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    Smurf snot!

    Smurf snot!
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