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    if you look real close, you can see they tied all...

    if you look real close, you can see they tied all the segments together, and pulled it up from the roof. the rope is actually holding it up.
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    Ive had the 5/16th appion for about a year and...

    Ive had the 5/16th appion for about a year and have never used it.

    if you're doing residential, get two of the 1/4's.
  3. Thread: bluvac

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    open it up and see if the plug came off the board.

    open it up and see if the plug came off the board.
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    There are companies that have remote control...

    There are companies that have remote control vehicles to inspect the interiors of piping etc. Might look into that, or try your own. Might run into trouble with radio controlled though.
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    notice his first attempt was painters tape.

    notice his first attempt was painters tape.
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    I've got the LC and the TP3. The LC hasn't left...

    I've got the LC and the TP3. The LC hasn't left the van for months. Got pretty much everything I need in the TP3.
  7. By saying "wand", I'm ASSuming non contact...

    By saying "wand", I'm ASSuming non contact voltage detector.
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    I hadn't seen the 640, got some nice features on...

    I hadn't seen the 640, got some nice features on it.
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    I've had a 56 for about 4 years, and a 57 for...

    I've had a 56 for about 4 years, and a 57 for under a year. The only problem I've had is that the 56 got a little funky after being rained on one day. After it dried out, it has been fine, that was...
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    if you contact appion (TTT) they will send you...

    if you contact appion (TTT) they will send you repair parts for your core tools.
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    :eek: wow......

    :eek:

    wow......
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    Field piece SC56 or SC57, they do pretty much...

    Field piece SC56 or SC57, they do pretty much everything (including millivolts), 57 is wireless, and will work with any of the heads when you buy the transmitter.

    For the price, FP, is best bang...
  13. I thought there were restrictions on refrigerant...

    I thought there were restrictions on refrigerant and vacuum pump oil because of the possible refrigerant content. Seem to remember hearing you shouldn't take it to places that recycle motor oil....
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    I've had 2 of the flukes for a few years. One...

    I've had 2 of the flukes for a few years. One rides in my go bag, and holds up well.
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    I've never really thought much about hilmor...

    I've never really thought much about hilmor tools, they always kinda felt cheap. they seem to be trying to remake their image though....

    I've had the fieldpeice dual temp meter for 4 or five...
  16. any tracer that puts a signal on the wire should...

    any tracer that puts a signal on the wire should do the trick. there are plenty of variations. some do it with a live circuit, some don't. I got a kit from grainger that puts a tracer on a live...
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    I've had the cheaper one from hobofreight for...

    I've had the cheaper one from hobofreight for about 3-4 years. it's not too bad for the money, but I don't use it alot either.
  18. Thread: Little close?

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    that's not too bad..... heard a story last...

    that's not too bad.....


    heard a story last week from a guy that used to work in the mines. he said they used to connect their welding equipment to the 480volt supply lines with a 2x4 and some...
  19. get some pitot tubes too.

    get some pitot tubes too.
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    is it a rose bud? i don't think the Hobo...

    is it a rose bud?

    i don't think the Hobo freight torch parts fit the other brands.
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    that's great, except I carry mine with the strap....

    that's great, except I carry mine with the strap. I've wondered how well it's gonna hold up. fingers crossed!
  22. Thread: Bluvac

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    yup, the support and service is spectacular!

    yup, the support and service is spectacular!
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    oh, yeah, awesome trick to have in the ol' tool...

    oh, yeah, awesome trick to have in the ol' tool bag!
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    that's a pretty slick system.

    that's a pretty slick system.
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    Recently got the YJ. I like it. It comes with...

    Recently got the YJ. I like it. It comes with grease and says to grease the anvil before use.

    My only complaint is that the hydraulic knob feels cheap. It has some springy kinda play when it's...
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    use refrigerant that puts the needle at the...

    use refrigerant that puts the needle at the middle of its' operating range.
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    I didn't get it for 2 reasons. Durability: I...

    I didn't get it for 2 reasons.

    Durability: I didn't like all the clear plastic. We all know what happens to the back of a van after a week of wide open calls. I had visions of parts of it...
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    sounds like it! LOL!!

    sounds like it! LOL!!
  29. Thread: Going digital?

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    the only down side I see with digicool is the...

    the only down side I see with digicool is the lack of data logging. if you want that, get another brand. but I think you lose on durability with the others.

    what digicool does, it does very...
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    russell, is the SC57 actually available for sale?...

    russell, is the SC57 actually available for sale?

    my local UR has been trying to get me one, but it apparently isn't in their inventory yet.
  31. I personally think that the quality of the appion...

    I personally think that the quality of the appion CRT's is far superior. the YJ's "feel" cheap compared to them.
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    Most hose manufacturers recommend ball valves...

    Most hose manufacturers recommend ball valves with 410a.

    I like those fittings with the side clip, where do you find those?
  33. Thread: Stubby gauge's

    by 71CHOPS
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    United has the adapters to screw onto a standard...

    United has the adapters to screw onto a standard gauge.
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    Sporlan makes a stepper motor tester. Shows which...

    Sporlan makes a stepper motor tester. Shows which outputs are powered, and you can speed up or slow down the sequence.

    Not really what you're doing, but thought I'd toss it out there
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    beat the he!! out of it with a rubber mallet, and...

    beat the he!! out of it with a rubber mallet, and run it backwards with about 300mfd. start cap. it'll be fine after that!:grin2:
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    ok, what's a zebradaptor?

    ok, what's a zebradaptor?
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    that is a bit high, but looks like a good...

    that is a bit high, but looks like a good product.

    that graphing feature is pretty cool!
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    get ahold of russell, he should be able to help...

    get ahold of russell, he should be able to help you out. fieldpiece has great customer service.
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    are these new tools? they fixed mine, and work...

    are these new tools? they fixed mine, and work great now? get ahold of them, they'll make it right.
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    I've already returned it. I'm just putting this...

    I've already returned it. I'm just putting this out there for anyone else who might have problems with one and starts a search to see if they are the only person having trouble.
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    As I said, I love FP. And yes, I wAtched the...

    As I said, I love FP. And yes, I wAtched the videos,
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    fieldpiece complaint.

    Allow me to lead this off with my history of fieldpiece equipment.....I LOVE it! I've had a SC56 for years, use the dual temp. meter, the manometer, etc. I'm very happy with all of it. not to...
  43. Thread: Not heating

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    looks like one of those deals where the customer...

    looks like one of those deals where the customer is too cheap to fix anything.
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    I once saw a maxwell house coffee container...

    I once saw a maxwell house coffee container hanging under a valve.....had a drain attached to the bottom with water hose running to a floor drain.
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    I was thinkin it would be overkill for...

    I was thinkin it would be overkill for residential in the beginning, but after hearing how some of the guys are using it, I' rethinking that statement.

    for me it would boil down to cost. if you...
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    I guess that was the control module attached to...

    I guess that was the control module attached to the aside of the blower housing?
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    They are the best! top notch service after the...

    They are the best! top notch service after the sale! I pimp the bluvac to anyone that will listen!
  48. a better idea would have been to post a new...

    a better idea would have been to post a new thread with the question rather than bring up a year old topic.
  49. that's nothin....we set a 460/3 phase RTU unit on...

    that's nothin....we set a 460/3 phase RTU unit on a 230v building.....then the crane left. then we had to call them back, have them pick up another unit, come back, change out, and return the other...
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    residential work? I can't remember the last time...

    residential work? I can't remember the last time I left one over night. If I see a pressure drop on the low side of the AK's after 10-15min. I know I've got a leak....if not, I suck it down. the...
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