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    Thanks guys for the help. I primarily do...

    Thanks guys for the help. I primarily do commercial so don't see residential equipment each day. I was in fact using a fluke 902 meter. I also have an 87V in the truck as well. Either way this needed...
  2. We do a lot of PM where I work and they sometimes...

    We do a lot of PM where I work and they sometimes try rushing you saying before you get there we only have half a day to PM this whole building of which consists of an easy day of going through...
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    Sorry darn auto correct where it says mane on the...

    Sorry darn auto correct where it says mane on the last post its supposed to read maybe.
    In the seven years I've been doing this I've never seen a furnace run normal with this low a reading
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    I checked the ground first and that was good....

    I checked the ground first and that was good. Even loosened the screw and cleaned it anyway just to rule it out 100% I pulled the burners all out and blew through them.
    The only thing I have suspect...
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    CARRIER Crusader model 58SSc090---101JC

    I was doing the October inspection on a carrier crusader (model number listed above series 100) and had a weird deal today.
    Was going through checking everything over heat exchanger, electrical...
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    Glad to see some of the guys here are having...

    Glad to see some of the guys here are having positive results with the Triple D. Ive been happy with it and a few guys I work with have switched as well. I just wish a few more supply houses would...
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    Mine are brand new. It has pulled cores on a few...

    Mine are brand new. It has pulled cores on a few pieces of equipment but it's not consistent at all. It takes a great deal of force (for a core removal) to get it to grab.
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    I've used it on 1 1/8th but I just didn't like...

    I've used it on 1 1/8th but I just didn't like how long it took for a rod to flow on the joint. I do agree if doing residential it's better for lighting in a home than oxygen acetylene. I've got used...
  9. Thread: H-10G

    by AJS HVAC
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    I wouldn't mess with stuff like that personally....

    I wouldn't mess with stuff like that personally. I wouldn't do it as far as messing with calibrations
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    The acetylene takes too long in my opinion. I can...

    The acetylene takes too long in my opinion. I can see how using a smaller setup in a tight space would be beneficial. I've tried it in the past when a guy I work with has this setup. I found once you...
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    I agree with you. Craftsman is especially dropped...

    I agree with you. Craftsman is especially dropped in quality ever since Kmart bought sears.
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    Yellow jacket or tools in general?

    Yellow jacket or tools in general?
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    I have had two of these pumps now. I had one at...

    I have had two of these pumps now. I had one at my old job, and when I got my new job they said go get what ya need and get good quality. I purchased another one of these pumps (6cfm 2stage). The...
  14. Thread: H-10G

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    I'm sorry 1/8th turn don't do half sorry for...

    I'm sorry 1/8th turn don't do half sorry for confusion
  15. Thread: H-10G

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    Supposedly Bacharach says turn the calibration...

    Supposedly Bacharach says turn the calibration screw half turn to increase sensitivity . I don't like the idea of messing with settings like that. I've done that in the past and never worked quite...
  16. Agreed with above

    Agreed with above
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    The C&D rod works with the yellow jackets but for...

    The C&D rod works with the yellow jackets but for the money charged for the yellow jackets you shouldn't have to do that
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    Which removal tool do you own? I have the model...

    Which removal tool do you own? I have the model with the side port for access.
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    18975 yellow jacket core removal tool

    I bought two of these tools recently and have had issues with the plunger assembly pulling the cores out.
    If I put the C&D stem in, no issues but I use the yellow jacket and it won't pull the...
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    I bought the yellow jackets as well thinking it...

    I bought the yellow jackets as well thinking it would be good as well. Bought two actually and hate them. Havnt been very happy lately with their stuff. Have a set of 6foot ball valve hoses I bought...
  21. Thread: H-10G

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    Yeah there is a lot of feedback on it if you do a...

    Yeah there is a lot of feedback on it if you do a search on here
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    I have never understood forcing the knobs

    I have never understood forcing the knobs
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    I am bringing back the Brute II manifold. Really...

    I am bringing back the Brute II manifold. Really disappointed with it. The high side gauge flutters like crazy, then when trying to charge a unit the manifold will just quit flowing, I have to purge...
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    Yes it is. At least that was the case 8 years ago...

    Yes it is. At least that was the case 8 years ago when I worked at a parts house where we sold equipment. Maybe copeland loosened up some on their policies.
    I had a huge argument with the guy from...
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    I don't care for dye for a few reasons. One is...

    I don't care for dye for a few reasons. One is guys always use way to much. Once you do find the leak how easy is it to clean all that up so the next guy doesn't think it's leaking. Another never use...
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    That's because it doesn't strip away aluminum...

    That's because it doesn't strip away aluminum like other coils. Ever see a rooftop condenser look like tinsel on a christmas tree. I have it's from years of acid cleaning
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    If no chart I usually try to get it between 12-17...

    If no chart I usually try to get it between 12-17 superheat and 5-13 subcooling. Temperature drop across coil helps as well
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    When people start yelling about the last guy, and...

    When people start yelling about the last guy, and how he always takes care of them by filling the system up with freon,blah blah blah I wait till their rant is over and I say this.
    If your car...
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    The pressure switches on refrigeration work on...

    The pressure switches on refrigeration work on pressure. Low pressures I usually see are 25 psi. Some are auto reset some are manual. Personally I like manual reset. Something happened to make it...
  30. I use scheduled 40 pvc and the trap is done the...

    I use scheduled 40 pvc and the trap is done the way poodle mike said about the inlet being taller than the outlet. Condensate seems like a simple thing but can cause thousands of dollars in damage if...
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    Parts houses give those little notebooks out a...

    Parts houses give those little notebooks out a lot. Just make the notes in there for reminders. Just take it a day at a time. Sounds like you have a lot of ambition which is nice to see nowadays. I'm...
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    The two things I mentioned that were the hard way...

    The two things I mentioned that were the hard way was my first year in the field.
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    Oh and never trust a service disconnect on a...

    Oh and never trust a service disconnect on a piece of equipment to be off just cause you threw the switch to off. Double check with your meter. I saw a guy get lit up once by 277 volts because the...
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    I'm in St Louis Mo and last year was fortunate...

    I'm in St Louis Mo and last year was fortunate enough to get in with the local union. I am currently in my apprenticeship. I had about 6 years of commercial experience working for a school district....
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    Oh and if you have a smart phone don't play with...

    Oh and if you have a smart phone don't play with it all day texting back and forth. They are great for looking up info on the equipment your working on taking a picture of model and serial number to...
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    I agree. If your getting the opportunity to learn...

    I agree. If your getting the opportunity to learn from a senior tech (who's good) that's really valuable.
    Listen and watch what he does and how he does it. If you don't understand something ask...
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    I have found that lately it varies by manufacturer. Some even give specifics on how it should be trapped. I personally trap condensate unless it specifically says not to.
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    I was turned onto TRIPLE D made by Diversitech....

    I was turned onto TRIPLE D made by Diversitech. It doesn't foam like a lot of other cleaners such as nu brite, foaminator, or other brands but I found out something interesting.
    The foaming that...
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    Absolutely. Anytime I open up a system I change...

    Absolutely. Anytime I open up a system I change the drier.
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    No problem. I know sometimes guys leave ya on a...

    No problem. I know sometimes guys leave ya on a cliff hanger and I don't wanna do that.
    I'm thinking of installing a crankcase heater since the lineset is 43 feet long and has a couple 90's. Not...
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    Well guys got it running. Started recovering...

    Well guys got it running. Started recovering refrigerant and noticed one side of drier was freezing up and other side wasn't. Blew through with nitrogen noticed it was alittle hard at first then...
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    Well good to see I'm on right track I was gonna...

    Well good to see I'm on right track I was gonna try both tomorrow
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    Had a similar issue once on an older furnace...

    Had a similar issue once on an older furnace using a combination fan limit control. Someone who put one in one spring (why I don't know) didn't pull the jumper separating the 120volt from the 24 volt...
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    I usually find it to be more of an issue on a...

    I usually find it to be more of an issue on a burnout
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    Would go on overload pretty quick or provide so...

    Would go on overload pretty quick or provide so little airflow causing other issues. Would be red hot as well
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    I would have charged service call fee and...

    I would have charged service call fee and diagnostic fee justifying it by finding the lock on the meter.

    Write on the ticket checked gas pressure on supply and was found to be 0, checked gas...
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    Strange problem

    I am having some issues with a unit I installed a couple years ago. It is a nordyne/kelvinator brand for the system. Got a call last night from the owner that the A/C made a strange banging and...
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    Nordyne/Kelvinator

    So i have a question about a system I recently installed. It was a kelvinator furnace, evaporator (fixed piston) and condensing unit. The new lineset was 13 feet long with one street elbow in the...
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    I like the idea of steam, and saving water...

    I like the idea of steam, and saving water however is the energy consumption they use make them a wash? I kind of wondered about that.
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    My neighbor has a Husky as well. I have seen him...

    My neighbor has a Husky as well. I have seen him try numerous times to get the dog inside in the winters, and the dog just wants to be outdoors. I would just make sure there isnt anything like cig...
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