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  1. Thread: Hose gaskets

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    I have about 100 hoses to change gaskets in. I'm...

    I have about 100 hoses to change gaskets in. I'm not real keen on getting raped at the supply house. Does Home Depot carry this in bulk or am I headed to EBay?
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    O-rings for hoses

    Been using analogs forever, and have accumulated QUITE a few hoses. I probably have about 10 manifolds and at least 100 hoses. Some have pinholes, but most need o rings/gaskets. I am going to pay...
  3. Did you check to see that the actual capacitor on...

    Did you check to see that the actual capacitor on the unit is correct? I know a company down here that intentionally switches the cap to the wrong one to kill the fan motor and/or compressor. I am...
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    Well, see here Boss, I saved us like $6 in copper...

    Well, see here Boss, I saved us like $6 in copper this way. Maybe if we raise it up and throw a brick under the center of it...
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    13 years old, and the entire block takes 5 ton...

    13 years old, and the entire block takes 5 ton units. It's right for the square footage and it IS two floors with vaulted ceilings...The tonnage isn;t the issue. The space for the handler is the...
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    Height on 5-ton handlers

    I find myself with a dilemma. Or two. Contractor here in Florida, and I have a two customers that live across the street from each other. They have the same house, same unit, in fact, I service...
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    what's your measurement off the wall for the cdu?...

    what's your measurement off the wall for the cdu? Looks too close to be code to me. Least here in florida...
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    I will throw a photo of my express up at some...

    I will throw a photo of my express up at some point. I have a 2500 express myself, and I bought it from the dealership with metal shelving on the drivers side from front to back, pullout drawers on...
  9. Thread: Visual PM

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    When I cut a coil for scrap, I sawzall the bells...

    When I cut a coil for scrap, I sawzall the bells off, then cut the inside of the metal if it doesn't pop right off. Why not save that couple of dollars in copper for the bucket? Besides, then it is...
  10. Thread: Visual PM

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    If you steal that old condenser, what will the...

    If you steal that old condenser, what will the strap mount the new one to? LOL That come along strap is hurricaneproofing the old to new.
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    Amazing clean-up.

    Amazing clean-up.
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    Got a story from about ten or so years ago,...

    Got a story from about ten or so years ago, speaking of linesets...Apartment complex with underground linesets. We needed to change the lineset because of a leak that was there for twelve...
  13. What is the charge for that cleaning? Probably...

    What is the charge for that cleaning? Probably took an hour and a half, (billed for three,) curious. $225?
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    maybe the guy could I don't know, sleep in that...

    maybe the guy could I don't know, sleep in that room and call the cops when he hears the guys?
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    I notice they took the screen off the window too....

    I notice they took the screen off the window too. Did they try to get into the house, or maybe they used the windowsill to put the screws on while stealing the coil. I've done that, but never took...
  16. Seen this often. South Florida is full of hacks....

    Seen this often. South Florida is full of hacks. I plan to go over to a set of buildings owned by a property management company that gave me stomach pains daily for three months. To this day they...
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    Gotta say...Haven't had a Nordyne coil leak on me...

    Gotta say...Haven't had a Nordyne coil leak on me in three years now. Installed just over 450 of them in that time, and not one has had a problem coil-wise yet. I have had to replace several dozen...
  18. Ok, so the run cap bandit is the guy that steals...

    Ok, so the run cap bandit is the guy that steals the cap and we have to replace it? Or is he the hack that just installs a new cap and runs off? I am thinking bandit implies the thief...
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    seen this on pms too often to laugh at anymore. ...

    seen this on pms too often to laugh at anymore. Sometimes my compressor carrying handle reaches, but usually it is my snake. On occasion one of my brooms reaches.
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    That's what Saturday afternoon is for. I have my...

    That's what Saturday afternoon is for. I have my girlfriend's daughter use the impact wrench to take screws out, as I solder shut the compressor and sawall the coils. She likes to stomp on the...
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    My brazes hold at 600 psi...Yeah, that's...

    My brazes hold at 600 psi...Yeah, that's high...But I have never caused a leak by over-pressuriing...Besides, my nitro bottle is like $9 to fill and I have several calls a day so I just pump it up...
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    I did something similar with a slant coil pan the...

    I did something similar with a slant coil pan the property management company I worked for was too cheap to buy me a new coil and gave me a used one that slanted the opposite way...And stuck out of...
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    I was in A/C class when the unit shut down. For...

    I was in A/C class when the unit shut down. For the classroom. I climbed into ceiling to find WAY too many wires and disconnects. I left it to someone else, figuring I'd get zapped...Took all of...
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    Sort of looks like to me that one guy is paying...

    Sort of looks like to me that one guy is paying for BOTH apartments. One is piggybacked
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    I LOVE my isopads and tapcons. I'll shoot a few...

    I LOVE my isopads and tapcons. I'll shoot a few down as well at times, but it's an easy twenty minutes of work and a negotiable price for straight profit. Then sell him a couple of locknuts and...
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    Wow, I remember this post. Let's see, what has...

    Wow, I remember this post. Let's see, what has changed in the past 6 or so years? Well, the heroin-shooting ex-boss was in the newspapers a few months ago, and it is a very sad story. I am REALLY...
  27. This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
  28. Flashgas. Had the same class at Trane and...

    Flashgas. Had the same class at Trane and Carrier, both said it doesn;t always fill sight. I didn't bother putting a sightglass on my last couple of retrofits to mo99...Save them for 410a systems.
  29. Thread: katbill

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    I put in a 2-ton cdu a few weeks ago, existing...

    I put in a 2-ton cdu a few weeks ago, existing A/H, used to run on 22. Recovered 22, nitro'd lines, installed cdu, filled it with isceon mo99. Overcharged the HELL out of it because it's so new to...
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    You know you have a leak and cannot find it. I'd...

    You know you have a leak and cannot find it. I'd raise the nitro to 500 or 600 and listen. If no luck, ISOLATE. Then you know where to look. I always dump my N2 to confirm a leak way too high,...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
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    Maybe they used tin snips without rubber handles...

    Maybe they used tin snips without rubber handles and got zapped...Were there any scorch marks or the smell of sizzling hair?
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    Guardian is sold by Johnstone Supply down here in...

    Guardian is sold by Johnstone Supply down here in Florida I believe...Any homeowner can walk right in and buy a system...DRY of course...Pathetic. Now you see, the chain might not be able to be cut...
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    See, steel isn;t worth a thing here in South...

    See, steel isn;t worth a thing here in South Florida. You need a LOT of it to be worth it, at least for me. I have my Chevy Express work van, and I am not going to just dump a bunch of metal on it...
  35. Thread: NO AC CALL

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    It's a big deal when I have a unit to break down...

    It's a big deal when I have a unit to break down all to myself. I mainly do service, PMs, and when I do a changeout it's as a sub. Once in awhile though, I get to bring the unit home and rip er...
  36. Thread: two for one

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    Oh yeah...Since the slant coil is deeper than the...

    Oh yeah...Since the slant coil is deeper than the unit it isn't actually pitched right either I remember...So I think I mounted the OLD pan to the new pan and ran BOTH "drains" into the pump. I...
  37. Thread: two for one

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    Sadly, I had to do something similar for a...

    Sadly, I had to do something similar for a property management company recently. The owner REFUSED to buy a new air handler, 2-ton wallhanger, I think it was a Carrier...Whatever. Evap coil packed,...
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    Driers, disconnect, isopads, strap.

    Driers, disconnect, isopads, strap.
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    OXYGEN BOTTLE CAP NUT

    I have been in the field for years, and usually keep a spare bottle of O2 on the truck in case I run out on a job, you know the deal. If you do so as well, you have probably encountered the case of...
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    Need a new employer in FLORIDA!!!

    Living in Coral Springs, and I have worked for several of them already down here. The ones I haven't I'd rather NEVER work for...lol Here's the rundown of MY history...One guy left me on a jobsite...
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    Might be interested...

    Grew up in Commack on Long Island, moved down here to Coral Springs, Florida about 6 years ago or so. Not really a commercial A/C guy, I prefer the residential end...But I would like to get into it...
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    Frank here, I am finally gone from my last...

    Frank here, I am finally gone from my last employer. He owes me so much money that I cannot deal with the excuses anymore. I don't want to give names so I won't, but I am sure your company isn't...
  43. Payson...

    That's hilarious...I had a boss that told me to do that once. Um...I am not with his cheap butt anymore. I was just laid off by my company here in Florida. Up near Coral Springs, Broward county. ...
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    I have not been on here posting in a long time,...

    I have not been on here posting in a long time, but I have been tuning in to see these shame pics for years. I only have about 4 years or so in the trade since school, so I am not some seasoned...
  45. Thread: Geeeezzz!!!

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    That is like the last guy I worked for. He had a...

    That is like the last guy I worked for. He had a van...sort of...that had no room in it for units. He had me stick the AHs in my car to get them to the jobsites. I have a Mitsubishi galant, and...
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    methinks that the line running alongside the...

    methinks that the line running alongside the insulation will cause a fire one day soon. They get any closer and they'll have to be married.
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    FUNNIEST ONE I HAVE EVER SEEN. My Lord, I cannot...

    FUNNIEST ONE I HAVE EVER SEEN. My Lord, I cannot fathom how he thought of it. I pray that no one gets poisoned from exhaust from the van when they go food shopping though...
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    If you know Trek lore, please feel free to answer...

    If you know Trek lore, please feel free to answer these few tidbits I dug out of my head to throw at you. I will post answers later this week probably, Thursday or whatever. Happy Fourth to...
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    I am not happy with TNN, the TV station. As all...

    I am not happy with TNN, the TV station. As all fans know, they show Trek at 8pm M-F, and from 9-11 Fridays. They USUALLY go in order, but they screwed us out of seeing Best Of Both Worlds part 1+2...
  50. Thread: Some more Trek

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    Kirk: Scotty, how are the engines...And don't...

    Kirk: Scotty, how are the engines...And don't use a metaphor!

    Scotty: Aye sair...The circuit board's crosswired...Like a Christmas tree on the Fourth of July...

    No Scotty, no metaphors, the...
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