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    I don't think you will ever find a leak-proof...

    I don't think you will ever find a leak-proof coil manufacturer.
  2. Thread: Utility bed

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    Find and call a knapheide dealer near you. I have...

    Find and call a knapheide dealer near you. I have a utility bed on my ram 2500, but it is made to where I can still pull a gooseneck when I need to. Best investment in that old truck I've made.
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    Good looking install.

    Good looking install.
  4. Veto tech LC is what my wife gave me for Father's...

    Veto tech LC is what my wife gave me for Father's Day just before I got into this trade. It has, without a doubt, been a dependable and reliable tool that I use each and every day. You cannot go...
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    Did you install a union on your gas line inside...

    Did you install a union on your gas line inside the cabinet? The only reason I ask is because it looks like a headache for an evap coil cleaning/replacement when the time comes with that gas line in...
  6. Thread: Trane date code

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    Trane date code

    Just snap a picture of your creds on your phone and send them in. That's what I did when applying for pro status.
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    Scary stuff. I have the Bacharach informant 2...

    Scary stuff. I have the Bacharach informant 2 with combustible gas detector. I guess it'll be used more frequently after reading this thread!
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    It looks like someone never outgrew play dough.

    It looks like someone never outgrew play dough.
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    That just made my day and it's only 7am!

    That just made my day and it's only 7am!
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    Probably works better with refrigerant lines....

    Probably works better with refrigerant lines. Haha, just screwing with you.
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    Anyone know of a way to test? Someone has to make...

    Anyone know of a way to test? Someone has to make some sort of quick analyzer or something. If not, then I need to get on it, sell a million of them, then retire from this industry to a huge ranch!!
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    No kidding, Doug! I have a friend in the DFW area...

    No kidding, Doug! I have a friend in the DFW area here in Texas that told me about some apartment maintenance guys who blew themselves up trying to put propane in a unit. I can't imagine what kind of...
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    Do them (and the next guy who comes along)...

    Do them (and the next guy who comes along) another favor and note ON THE CONDENSER that it isn't R-22 anymore and label what it is. I've come across a few already this summer with some odd ball...
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    I just replaced a 5 year old Rheem evaporator...

    I just replaced a 5 year old Rheem evaporator coil. Customer said they have been having "a pound or two added once or twice a year". Whoever they used before me never even suggested a change, and...
  15. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

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    I don't know why I wrote 80/10 earlier. At a...

    I don't know why I wrote 80/10 earlier. At a Rangers game today. Mind is thoroughly numb.
  16. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

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    Run Cap Bandit

    I assure you it was indeed an 80/5 and single 10 that I held in my hands that particular day.
  17. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

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    It's an 80/10 and a single 10. The dual run cap...

    It's an 80/10 and a single 10. The dual run cap is serving only the compressor, while the single 10 serves the fan motor.
  18. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

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    I agree with you, but the system runs fine the...

    I agree with you, but the system runs fine the way it's wired currently. I'll be replacing that mess with a brand new 80/10 Monday after I visit Gemaire.
  19. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

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    Yeah, cottonwood trees behind this particular...

    Yeah, cottonwood trees behind this particular house. All four sides of this condenser were packed with it.

    Customer called me for a tuneup. I was told that I was the first person in the past four...
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    I didn't say you couldn't test for it. I just...

    I didn't say you couldn't test for it. I just wonder how you can reliably test for it.
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    Gonna be tough to find a CO2 meter worth...

    Gonna be tough to find a CO2 meter worth trusting. CO2 is part of the air we breathe, so how can you reliably measure a gas always present.
  22. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

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    Run Cap Bandit

    He strikes again! This time in Alvarado, Texas.

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    I have to give the guy a break. Damned Rheem calls for a 80/10 dual run cap. The dude probably didn't have that on the truck.
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    Unbelievable.

    Unbelievable.
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    That's my youngest daughter (Reagan). I took this...

    That's my youngest daughter (Reagan). I took this picture about a month ago at my in-law's place. I posted it to facebook with the title "Reaguana".
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    Haha! I've got one of those. 579221

    Haha! I've got one of those.
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    Try Pelican cases. They've got a wide array of...

    Try Pelican cases. They've got a wide array of selections and are water tight.
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    Here's another picture of the dynaflex in use. I...

    Here's another picture of the dynaflex in use. I used black this time.
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    sealing around line sets

    I use dynaflex 230 black or grey. It stays pliable but forms a great bond with everything. Great for sealing line set penetrations.

    I don't have anything better than this picture. The grey isn't...
  29. Thread: Fancy meter

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    Haha. Easy fellas. To each his own. I love my...

    Haha. Easy fellas. To each his own. I love my sc56. Had it a few years and it's still doing what it's supposed to do.

    I think most people would agree that where Fieldpiece has issues is with...
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    Where's the hot wire?

    Where's the hot wire?
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    You guys ever see the clear primer that is...

    You guys ever see the clear primer that is reactive to UV light? It's a cleaner finish and if an inspector asks you hit it with the light and the primer stands out like a sore thumb.
  32. Thread: Fancy meter

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    576961 Yep, the new fancy stuff is overrated....

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    Yep, the new fancy stuff is overrated. I prefer antique analog. See my evacuation timer jar? When that sapling grows to a mature oak tree you'll know you've got a good vacuum.
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    Put mastic inside your flex inner core. Putting...

    Put mastic inside your flex inner core. Putting it on the tap will result in mastic all over your hands after sliding the inner core over your fitting.

    Panduit inner core on. Never cut tag end of...
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    I think your work is great. I really like that...

    I think your work is great. I really like that return transition. No air flow issues there!

    Is that flex conduit on the refrigerant line for your high voltage or control?

    Great work!
  35. Thread: My accident...

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    I came across a unit this morning where some...

    I came across a unit this morning where some dipsh*t put Teflon tape AND leak lock on the threads of the service ports. WTF?!?

    Spent valuable time cleaning unnecessary crap off the threads. All...
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    What everyone has already said is great...

    What everyone has already said is great information.

    However, setting your flame is of utmost importance when brazing. I like to fine tune my flame to where I see between 1/4"-1/2" of blue flame...
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    Try the petsmart or petco. I know I've purchased...

    Try the petsmart or petco. I know I've purchased silicone tubing for my aquarium before.
  38. Thread: Cheater Cord

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    Dang, that thread died six years ago. Dredging up...

    Dang, that thread died six years ago. Dredging up the past!!
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    I don't know about you guys, but I have a special...

    I don't know about you guys, but I have a special line on my invoices for PITA customers like this jack wagon.

    I wouldn't handle a customer handling my tools very well.
  40. It's Time for a change out and that price is a...

    It's Time for a change out and that price is a gentle nudge in that direction.
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    Yeah, and if your wife's friends are anything...

    Yeah, and if your wife's friends are anything like my wife's friends they'll think you work for free also!
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    The trap box is hidden behind the flex connector...

    The trap box is hidden behind the flex connector under the furnace.

    To those who say it would be wiser to have a pan under the actual furnace, I agree completely. That's a bonehead mistake by me....
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    I just purchased an online account. Not too...

    I just purchased an online account. Not too expensive, and the simulator is pretty decent. I can see this being a great tool for beginners.

    I like that it forces you to follow steps and think...
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    I guess the trap issue would have to depend upon...

    I guess the trap issue would have to depend upon your personal belief in what a trap is for. This is a positive pressure condensate being that the coil is after the blower. Water will drain perfectly...
  45. Thread: New House

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    I guess you could call that...

    I guess you could call that furnace-coil-transition duct a tiered system
  46. Thread: New House

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    Nice return there. Either it's broken or someone...

    Nice return there. Either it's broken or someone used a flexible transition piece. Looks awesome!
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    Heck yeah! I just got a sparkling new SDMN6. I...

    Heck yeah! I just got a sparkling new SDMN6. I figured setting gas pressure at my brother's place would be a fun way to break in the new toy....I mean tool.
  48. Thread: Hack City

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    Not bad at all. Anti-water hammer device...

    Not bad at all.

    Anti-water hammer device installed, fire retardant paint tested, and flue professionally installed! Three for three!!
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    No trap. Condensate line runs down to a small...

    No trap. Condensate line runs down to a small mechanical room and terminates into a hub drain. Mechanical room is for his Navien tankless water heater and uponor manifold.

    He built a two story...
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    American Standard Install

    My brother built a new house and we installed a 4 ton American Standard Gold 95 furnace with matching coil and condenser. Two stage heat/cool with variable ecm blower and two speed compressor. This...
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