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  1. Thread: Van setup

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    I currently have no ac or heat in mine but, I...

    I currently have no ac or heat in mine but, I never once complained about it. Enjoy not paying for gas or maintenance :D I also know a guy who works out of a van like the above except it was his...
  2. Thread: Testo 510

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    As nice as that fieldpiece looked, I ended up...

    As nice as that fieldpiece looked, I ended up getting the Testo. It's size and cost ultimately won my decision.
  3. Thread: Testo 510

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    Just looked up the fieldpiece and the switch...

    Just looked up the fieldpiece and the switch tester on it is pretty nice. I also noticed it's ~$100 more than the Testo. Johnstone normally gives us deals on products so I'll see what they offer and...
  4. Thread: Testo 510

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    I was only familiar with the 510 because a...

    I was only familiar with the 510 because a co-worker has one but, I'll take a look at the fieldpiece. It'll be for the basic air pressure checks. I've got a company provided dwyer magnehelic which...
  5. Thread: Testo 510

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    Testo 510

    I'm about to purchase one of these and saw the cheapest from trutech shipped at $149. Just curious if anyone knows of any deals anywhere else before I go ahead and buy these :angel:
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    At first, I was concerned with how these would...

    At first, I was concerned with how these would hold up on the more seasoned fasteners and then I saw their impact ratings. These look pretty promising. Let us know how they hold up.
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    I live in Orlando and could not find the time to...

    I live in Orlando and could not find the time to go unfortunately. This would of been my first HVAC expo and on top of that I'm in the market for a new micron gauge. These look nice but, I'd still...
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    actually nm this post

    actually nm this post
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    What type of fitting is that on the pump where...

    What type of fitting is that on the pump where the hoses connect? It's hard to make some things out on my small screen.
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    That's essentially the route I'd like to take. Do...

    That's essentially the route I'd like to take. Do you recommend I buy the kit from trutechtools or would I be better off buying the parts separately on their own from different suppliers?
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    I know this is an old thread, but I've had no...

    I know this is an old thread, but I've had no luck with the ones I've used and was looking around to see if other's had similar issues. Our company provides us with these micron gauges so I'm...
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    Sorry I should of been more specific. I'm looking...

    Sorry I should of been more specific. I'm looking for one that's electric, preferably battery operated. Thanks
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    hand held vacuum pumps

    This is unrelated to the field but, I was wondering if there were small vacuum pumps (possibly battery powered?) that are fairly small and compact. I'm not trying to pull a deep vacuum with it. I...
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    Are there any hand held readers that are...

    Are there any hand held readers that are standalone (no phones required) worth looking into? I'd like to have something like this available but I like my flip phone lol
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    Sorry that pic was sent with my ipad. I didn't...

    Sorry that pic was sent with my ipad. I didn't realize it was that damn big. I've never owned stubbies before but I've used a set from a coworker who had the
    gauge with the hoses and I liked it....
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    woops. Here is the pic: ...

    woops. Here is the pic:

    http://i60.tinypic.com/2s1rk9t.jpg
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    low loss stubbies?

    Are there 6" hoses where they already have a low loss fitting at the end? Johnstone didn't have any, so I just put together what you see there. I don't mind the current setup I have now but, I'd...
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    I'd like to keep a rescue motor or two in my van...

    I'd like to keep a rescue motor or two in my van as a temporary fix for temporary fixes for after hours calls, but have only recently heard about them. This would be for a 208/230v 5ton application....
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    I have the Bacharach (I think H-10G) from 7 years...

    I have the Bacharach (I think H-10G) from 7 years ago which works perfect and I have the Fieldpiece IR detector that my company supplied me. I've only used it once and haven't touched it since.. I'm...
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    I was considering "building" my own kit from...

    I was considering "building" my own kit from trutech tools for $450 but, I might stick around and see what other (and possibly cheaper) options are. With the bluvac, hoses, fittings and what not, it...
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    Thanks for the replies. This is what I currently...

    Thanks for the replies. This is what I currently use:

    http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/c6/c6144b6f-d8cd-4c84-a570-e387f1e66ac1_400.jpg

    and I use it often but, I'd rather use a...
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    Nut driver bits above 3/8

    Are there nut driver bits that go above 3/8? 3/8, 5/16 and 1/4 are the only ones I see at the stores.
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    This must be what they're using for toilet paper:...

    This must be what they're using for toilet paper:

    http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-10521483515574/1-mil-12-x-25lb-543-feet-copper-foil-roll-3.gif

    :eek2:
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    BUMP I'm currently in the market for a...

    BUMP

    I'm currently in the market for a headlamp and was wondering if there has been any new models/brands/suggestions since the last post. I've used some lights from coworkers and hate the...
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    thanks for the review. Are these only sold...

    thanks for the review. Are these only sold online? I went to johnstone and asked if they carried the bluvac micron gauge and he had no idea what I was talking about.
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    I just ordered the Milwaukee m12 impact/hammer...

    I just ordered the Milwaukee m12 impact/hammer drill combo from home depot but I just noticed they had the fuel line. Anyone who has had both or know more about them, is there really that big of a...
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    Thanks I just looked up some shops nearby and saw...

    Thanks I just looked up some shops nearby and saw Airgas has one. Looks to be right.

    http://www.airgas.com/browse/productDetail.aspx?Category=176&product=RAD64003952

    Thanks for the heads up
    ...
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    Adapter for acetylene tank

    Hey guys I could really use some help finding an adapter for an acetylene tank. The tech I was working with had this adapter that fits on a "B" tank (or size 2 tank in the pic below) and when the...
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    Good question. *edit*

    Good question.


    *edit*
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    I tried watching the video but when it started...

    I tried watching the video but when it started getting into that teeny bopper crap I had to quit :gah:
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    Is there a recharging kit like this one: ...

    Is there a recharging kit like this one:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Fenix-PD32-UE-Ultimate-Edition-Cree-XM-L-T6-LED-740-Lumen-Flashlight-Kit-/110995368754

    that also has an adapter which can be...
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    Oh wow I didn't realize that. Just checked out...

    Oh wow I didn't realize that. Just checked out home depot. Thanks for the heads up
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    Not sure if this has been talked about but, what...

    Not sure if this has been talked about but, what do you guys think about buying used tools off of other people? There is a craigslist listing for a drill and impact driver. Comes with batteries for...
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    please delete this. thanks

    nevermind
  35. I wonder if they will make that change in the...

    I wonder if they will make that change in the central FL area.
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    With 18 years of experience, I'm surprised no one...

    With 18 years of experience, I'm surprised no one took you in yet.
  37. Thread: ingersoll rand

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    Bit of a bump here but, if anyone here works for...

    Bit of a bump here but, if anyone here works for them, can you provide me with some contact info for the Maitland, FL. branch?

    I applied several weeks ago and I can't get in touch with them,...
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    Yes Thanks. I guess it was a pretty...

    Yes



    Thanks. I guess it was a pretty obvious answer huh :)
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    High side manifold

    I'm looking to replace my high side manifold due to some damage it received. Are those cheap to replace and where would be a good place to look?
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    Call me what you want but, I refuse to lie...

    Call me what you want but, I refuse to lie whether its for a job or otherwise. I know for sure I've been turned down at least once because the other guy bs'd his way through the interview. He was a...
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    Are there companies that even do that for...

    Are there companies that even do that for experienced techs? For someone out of trade school, I'd imagine the chances of that are pretty low.
  42. Thread: Questions??

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    Sounds great. I'm from the central FL area and...

    Sounds great. I'm from the central FL area and apparently, were the lowest paid area out of the state (compared to north, west, and south FL) and apparently, work is not as good as it is compared to...
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    Are you from 803?

    Are you from 803?
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    Thanks so far guys. I was just thinking about...

    Thanks so far guys. I was just thinking about this topic because I recall in high school and college some of my teachers would have these sessions to 'train' us to become better job candidates. They...
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    Testing applicants/interviewees

    I mentioned this in another thread and I'd like to expand on it some more to see what some of you business owners do or if any of you techs. went through this. For those of you who do the hiring, do...
  46. I'm not interested in working on cruise ships...

    I'm not interested in working on cruise ships but, I'd love to learn more about that type of work as well. Well, not necessarily the work but what a typical work shift is like and how often you're...
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    On the topic of interviews, why don't employers...

    On the topic of interviews, why don't employers offer any kind of test to applicants before or after an interview? Wouldn't that somewhat help filter out those that are all talk vs those that...
  48. There's word that Carrier is looking to hire a...

    There's word that Carrier is looking to hire a couple of apprentices down here in Orlando which was kind of a shock to me since 99% of the A/C guys here are MSI. A few of the guys spoke highly of...
  49. I'm only in my first year apprenticeship, so I...

    I'm only in my first year apprenticeship, so I can't really speak of the pros or cons but, I don't think one person can really say that it is or isn't worth getting into since the experience can vary...
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    I believe this is their site:...

    I believe this is their site: http://www.advancedplumbingid.com/
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