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    I will put this as nicely as possible but wow,...

    I will put this as nicely as possible but wow, some of the "advice" in this thread will not only soot up a heat exchanger but could put people in serious harm. Other than that I'm not touching this...
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    Why are you listenig to a distribtor? All they do...

    Why are you listenig to a distribtor? All they do is punch part numbers into the pc, if you are lucky they might have had some training or field expierence. Where I live we get temps in the single...
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    There have been a few times ive loaded up the 97...

    There have been a few times ive loaded up the 97 accord to help out friends and family.
  4. Thread: WATER PROBLEM

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    your insulation must not be that good, the air is...

    your insulation must not be that good, the air is being cooled below its dew point and condensation is forming. to stop it you need find and correct the source of the air being cooled down.
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    three words that will haunt you till you've...

    three words that will haunt you till you've replaced so many warranty coils that your ready to cry, volitle organic compounds (v.o.c.'s). what they need is a media filter with a uv light and thats...
  6. Thread: Leak Detector

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    http://www.bacharach-inc.com/PDF/Brochures/8003%20...

    http://www.bacharach-inc.com/PDF/Brochures/8003%20H10%20Series.pdf

    i started with the cordless and switched to the corded after 3 yrs. still working with the original sensor. just got tired of...
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    call the company who installed it you have a...

    call the company who installed it you have a problem. im guessing you went with the trane 410 setup. watch for the indoor coil freezing or condensation on the metal of the cabinet. if that happens...
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    now which scenario sounds more likely a unit...

    now which scenario sounds more likely a unit being off sized by 1 or 2k BTUs or that when the first txv went bad the original problem wasnt addressed. we need more info Doug. if its running like it...
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    good to see you made the switch and if i ran a...

    good to see you made the switch and if i ran a company goodman wouldnt be top on my list for a brand to sell but it doesnt mean their a bad brand. when somethings cheaper theres usually a reason...
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    man i wish i could have been there that would...

    man i wish i could have been there that would have been a great learning experience!!! seriously we got to trade war stories when i turn pro!!!
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    and let me guess you dont have any preventitive...

    and let me guess you dont have any preventitive maintenance done to your units! well boo hoo on you if you got reamed its your own fault for not taking care of your units as the mfg. requires and you...
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    all right im going to put this as nicely and...

    all right im going to put this as nicely and blunt as possible. i run calls for people like you everyday! look you got the services you requested at a reasonable cost. and if you could do everything...
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    i agree with mark fluke all the way. i currently...

    i agree with mark fluke all the way. i currently have the 902 which i use the pipe clamp for s/h and s/c instead of the tape method. when i got my first one i couldnt believe anyone would use...
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    how would you like not knowing when your boss is...

    how would you like not knowing when your boss is going to call you on the weekend and say drive up to an hour to this call and fix a broken unit then check out a unit that is working.which could take...
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    BS!!!! You dont even know what "balancing freon"...

    BS!!!! You dont even know what "balancing freon" is and then you are get sit here and tell a room full of guys that have spent a lot of time and money to be educated to do what they do, that you...
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    yes anyone could do what we do with the proper...

    yes anyone could do what we do with the proper training. just like i could do your job with the proper training. anybody can turn a wrench but it takes a technician to know why they are doing it!!!
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    the tech did what was asked of him didnt he. and...

    the tech did what was asked of him didnt he. and last time i checked prices of every thing has gone up and nothings for free. consider yourself lucky if you would have called my company we charge...
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    if the unit is the same size as the old one and...

    if the unit is the same size as the old one and its not doing at least as good as the old system did then sizing isnt the issue. let me guess a couple things your unit is using R410a aka puron and...
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    lol did you have to get out the spare unifom from...

    lol did you have to get out the spare unifom from the truck. havent had that happen yet but one time when i had two 161-193 start caps wired in series the cardboard relief flexed pretty good.
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    here is a little long lost info on hardstart...

    here is a little long lost info on hardstart kits. every manufacturing company offers them if you look on the wiring diagrams but they offer it as an option, leaving it up to the person to who...
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    if you just had your txv replaced and its still...

    if you just had your txv replaced and its still not cooling adequatly you might want to find another contractor for a second opinion. let me guess the unit is fairly new?
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    i used one similar to the field piece the wand...

    i used one similar to the field piece the wand type. works fine not as sensitive as the h-10 but it still does the job. the only complaint id have is mobility in tight areas since the wand is...
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    its never a good idea to leave a safety bypassed....

    its never a good idea to leave a safety bypassed. you pretty much answered your quetion with the info youve given us just read your post and think about it. if youre still not sure and willing to...
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    my cordedless sensor lasted 4 ys without need to...

    my cordedless sensor lasted 4 ys without need to be replaced, it still works fine theres some ways you can extend the life of the sensors usually located in the manual. mines very relieable and have...
  25. Thread: hepa vs eac

    by lost_art
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    eac's are good if there properly maintained they...

    eac's are good if there properly maintained they work on the principle if ionization but that requires cleaning the collector cells and prefilters monthly. what i see is that customers think since...
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    i carry milk bones in my truck and in my tool box...

    i carry milk bones in my truck and in my tool box dogs love them and your customers would rather see that used instead of any other method. remember these people are the ones who put money on your...
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    that leak detector has changed mfg hands so many...

    that leak detector has changed mfg hands so many times but the good thing is it only changes the name on the box. my first one was the cordless and it was made by johnson controls. when i got tired...
  28. one of the best lessons ive learned is that "life...

    one of the best lessons ive learned is that "life is too short to drink cheap liquor or use cheap tools" thats not always the case with all tools but with specialty tools it is. you could try that...
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    ive had very good luck with a style that...

    ive had very good luck with a style that unfortunatly keeps getting bought by different manufactures, due to its high mfg cost. last time i replaced mine it was being produced by mars before that it...
  30. Thread: Gallo Gun

    by lost_art
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    the companies ive worked for have preferred one...

    the companies ive worked for have preferred one method or the other. what ive noticed is using a shop vac generally works the best for me. the tee after the trap is a good idea but if i were you id...
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    i wouldnt close off the supplies even with a mini...

    i wouldnt close off the supplies even with a mini split. ive seen this happen so much a customer adds an addition and the contractor gives the impression that it will work but just hooking new...
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    depending on the set up your controller will log...

    depending on the set up your controller will log a possible frozen coil but it should also have other codes stored(for your contractor.) it will let you know if there is a problem on your controller...
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    of course quality installs arent the only...

    of course quality installs arent the only variable but it is the one that will make a difference in the longevity and reliability of a system. of course the systems arent the same but they all do the...
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    i have a dewalt 14v impact and love it!!! no...

    i have a dewalt 14v impact and love it!!! no matter which way you go do your research and test other models. i use mine on every job and dont know how i managed to work with out one.
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    dont take this the wrong way but listen to robo....

    dont take this the wrong way but listen to robo. you need to do your research. any brand will do the job and do it well if it is installed and maintained properly. you need references from friends...
  36. Thread: Gallo Gun

    by lost_art
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    ya ive had that happen to me to. its definitely a...

    ya ive had that happen to me to. its definitely a good debate to suck or blow, just ask my old lady... lol. what ive found to work for me is putting a pvc union after the trap and using a shopvac to...
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    btw i live in franklin county and commute to a...

    btw i live in franklin county and commute to a metropolotin area to work. when i know you a little better ill get more specfic.
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    im not trying to talk trash about the industry or...

    im not trying to talk trash about the industry or any manufacture. i mean come on this is my life ive been eating and sleeping this stuff since i was 16 when i got my epa certification. im sorry if i...
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    my company provided me a scope made by ridgid...

    my company provided me a scope made by ridgid similar to that one but its a great tool. id strongly recommend getting one. it takes a little to get used to at first when looking for cracks in a...
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    there might not be a certification but you still...

    there might not be a certification but you still need to practice all of the same epa laws. i highly doubt we will see 410 on any store shelves like back in the day when you could 12 or should i say...
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    sorry about the poor grammer im just used to...

    sorry about the poor grammer im just used to trying to squeeze everything on my tickets. but its very true. for example with the copper probably does come from same vendor but the thickness will...
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    im not saying dont go with the cheap one it all...

    im not saying dont go with the cheap one it all boils down to if its installed and maintained properly. but seriously call your dealers get the prices and then ask why your company that you work for...
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    ill give you the same advice i give to all of my...

    ill give you the same advice i give to all of my customers. any brand unit will do the job and could do it reliably if its installed properly to the mfg. specs. the majority of the service calls i...
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    now thats a good question ill give you the same...

    now thats a good question ill give you the same advice i give to all of my customers. any brand unit will do the job and could do it reliably if its installed properly to the mfg. specs. the majority...
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    man stop heating your water with oil it is such a...

    man stop heating your water with oil it is such a waste and shortens the life of your boiler. if you dont have a long enough run time to heat up your chimney and vent pipe youll condense your...
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    good diagnostics starts with good practices. the...

    good diagnostics starts with good practices. the reason why i mention this is if you were running a 55 with a 6-7* s/h your line temp would be 37 or 38 and we all know that water freezes at 32 so how...
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