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    Thermal was always the standard " back in the...

    Thermal was always the standard " back in the day" I know guys who still use them. I've almost purchased one twice. First time I had to go with the YJR 69070 due to funds. Then needing to upgrade...
  2. Thread: Acid Flush

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    When you said we'd need to change pump oil 2 or 3...

    When you said we'd need to change pump oil 2 or 3 times during evac, we're you referring to the acid flush or the denatured alcohol? Thx
  3. Thread: Acid Flush

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    Change oil two or three with the alcohol or acid...

    Change oil two or three with the alcohol or acid flush. Buddy gave me a Mac container for automotive flushing and I cleaned it with denatured and was thinking of using it to clean line sets also. I...
  4. Thread: Fluke VT04

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    Appreciate the feedback. Sounds like what I'm...

    Appreciate the feedback. Sounds like what I'm after. Just got in and saw theJStone flyer for August listing it along with a free meter. Definitely going to checkout the 05 though. Thanks again
  5. Thread: Fluke VT04

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    Fluke VT04

    Looking for some feedback from any users. Appears to be what I'm looking for as far as price and functionality. Thanks
  6. I heard that, especially when all that needs...

    I heard that, especially when all that needs replaced is the cap or the first section or 90 coming off the furnace
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    GE was making their refrig last I saw. it will...

    GE was making their refrig last I saw. it will have kenmore name but GE mod#'s. As Uniservice said most use what is called adaptive defrost systems. Boards thermistor sensors etc. I got lucky and it...
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    Anyone know when the upgrade became available?...

    Anyone know when the upgrade became available? Bought mine from TTT in Feb, 2012. Nothing wrong with it, but wouldnt mind staying current, if it can be reasonably done before the season hits.
  9. Thx for clearing that up. I like the larger...

    Thx for clearing that up. I like the larger screens on the phones but prefer the ipad size when practical.
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    If I remember correctly, fieldpiece has a section...

    If I remember correctly, fieldpiece has a section on their web site that has all the downloads for different systems.
  11. I noticed you were setting it up as heat pump but...

    I noticed you were setting it up as heat pump but entered AC. Was that because you were checking in AC mode, and it doesnt
    matter unless its in heating mode?


    What are yuo using for your...
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    Absolutely the fan installed was sized on...

    Absolutely the fan installed was sized on "bigger is better" formula. House was pre-fab built in early 50's. In the 70's the cardboard base soffit had been replaced with 1/4" ply, no holes cut, with...
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    Greend88, that is a good idea. Going to try that...

    Greend88, that is a good idea. Going to try that on an attic that had a large exhaust fan installed but doubtful on adequate soffit venting. Could very well help prove my point. Thx
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    Yes, as Brent said, good people that have a great...

    Yes, as Brent said, good people that have a great selection and fair pricing. Also prefer people that support the trade and are active on these boards. Like to be able to buy and get useful info on...
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    Find a local Arch. firm that has a mech engr. If...

    Find a local Arch. firm that has a mech engr. If your drawings are scaled and detailed correctly they may just stamp your drawings. Worked for me. Charged me $25 to look and stamp. Good to have a...
  16. Thread: Detroit mi

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    It is the top of the heap that commands money...

    It is the top of the heap that commands money like that, not the "average" HVAC guy. Guys who can be counted on to fix it, to fix it correctly, properly and reliably, the FIRST time, EVERY time, day...
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    Small plastic sled like little kids use. Found...

    Small plastic sled like little kids use. Found one on top of the trash. Works great for crawl spaces too. Put ropes on both ends if you have a helper he can pull it back, load it then i pull it back....
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    I've got'em. Dont need them. 1250 is still on...

    I've got'em. Dont need them. 1250 is still on Shermans. Going to buy set of AK's and xtra manifold. Email is in profile.
  19. I'll definetly get some pics up. ASAP I was just...

    I'll definetly get some pics up. ASAP I was just glad that you renewed the drive to seek again. Got pretty burnt out on the first searches locally. Automakers split town and whats left leaves alot...
  20. Thread: New ak set-up

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    I would imagine the guts are the same, like the ...

    I would imagine the guts are the same, like the blu-vac micron gauge. Does it also come with the velcro or is it an either/or situation?
  21. Just to clarify, the hoses I'm putting together...

    Just to clarify, the hoses I'm putting together are NOT the same as slctech posted. The hose is rated the same and the fittings are brass. I'll be adapting the ends as he did. Weatherhead/Eaton is...
  22. Thread: Rocool 600

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    Never heard of them. Might wanto purchase a known...

    Never heard of them. Might wanto purchase a known quality set first. If you dont see a thread on this site about them, my guess would be that build quality is less than stellar. If you already own a...
  23. Thanks for the link. Finally found the right guy...

    Thanks for the link. Finally found the right guy at the right shop. going to make up a 1/2" x 6' of the PTFE stainless braid out the door for $37. Just looking for dedicated vacuum hoses now. For...
  24. GEEZ, that sure didnt work out as planned. Sorry...

    GEEZ, that sure didnt work out as planned. Sorry bout that. Gotta run for now. Have to clarify later.
  25. [QUOTE=slctech;15620571] I also use a lot...

    [QUOTE=slctech;15620571]



    I also use a lot or loan out certain controls for classes. I am currently working on an economizer emulator and tester. You can see the gutted Annie Analyzer blue...
  26. If no luck there you might try Hart&Cooley...

    If no luck there you might try Hart&Cooley
    www.hartandcooley.com

    I've gotten the ones in pic 1&3 from them. Not sure bout pic2. I take it there's no ID on them.
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    With the smoking bans in force I picked up a...

    With the smoking bans in force I picked up a perfectly good smokeater for $20. Got it off a scrapper. Going to go the 4" pleated for my shop. Need to see how the flow works out.
  28. Valid point. I use it the same as teflon tape,...

    Valid point. I use it the same as teflon tape, stay back a few threads from the end. So far so good on my 1250's mounted on sherman
  29. Definitly Nylog over Leak Lock. Tossed the LL...

    Definitly Nylog over Leak Lock. Tossed the LL after finding Nylog at johnstones.
  30. Thread: Caption this!

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    Field testing of our new "Rip-Stop" fabric, will...

    Field testing of our new "Rip-Stop" fabric, will be starting soon!!
  31. Thread: bluvac question

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    One micron per minute is the acceptable leak rate...

    One micron per minute is the acceptable leak rate I go by. That info came from JoeyD or Jim Bergman cant remember which. Either way
  32. Thread: Fieldpiece

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  33. Thread: CFM Anemometers

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    Did it come with any certification as far as...

    Did it come with any certification as far as calibration?
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    Mechacc posted a list of fittings and tubing a...

    Mechacc posted a list of fittings and tubing a while back that covered just about every app you would run into. Purchased most of mine at local autoparts store. At least it covers everything I do...
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    Wasnt aware of expiration dates. I thought the...

    Wasnt aware of expiration dates. I thought the moisture tubes needing to stay refridgerated (dry) till use was the only drawback. I was wondering if you couldnt just keep them sealed in a container...
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    Glad to see him on the cover,bout time. Looking...

    Glad to see him on the cover,bout time. Looking forward to what he has to say about that screen on the tablet also. Good job Doug.
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    More like a prime example of a " Fixed Orifice "

    More like a prime example of a " Fixed Orifice "
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    I hear ya. one of the reasons I only do it for...

    I hear ya. one of the reasons I only do it for family &friends. Kenmore usually uses another manufacturer. ken washers=whirlpool refrig=GE I've run into kenmore parts that are outragious and been...
  39. Thread: Metal folder.

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    18-12-8. 8 comes in real handy if your doing...

    18-12-8. 8 comes in real handy if your doing resi rect duct for bending the lips over for the drives.
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    Pools, hot tubs, jetted bathtubs. Appliance...

    Pools, hot tubs, jetted bathtubs. Appliance repair if you can handle being a contortionist. Automotive AC. Those are some I fall back on when times get lean. One of the reasons I love this trade. I...
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    Might want to verify the water level is correct....

    Might want to verify the water level is correct. Seen low water kill a few. I believe it should be 1/2 - 3/4 in. above element. Been awhile. If the old one doesnt have a board, I would follow Flanges...
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    There was a radio announcement that advertised a...

    There was a radio announcement that advertised a 1 day course for cert. @ $200/person awhile back, 1 day only. I've spoken with alot of guys doing gut-rehab and none of them have it and evidently the...
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    I'm with hvaclover, a compressive guide would be...

    I'm with hvaclover, a compressive guide would be the ticket.

    But then again I have to read, reread, think I get it then try to apply in the field and realize I don't get it and reread some more....
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    Thanks for the clarification on that. I was...

    Thanks for the clarification on that.

    I was talking to a plumber who does alot of gas lines and was wondering if this would be a viable alternative to the Kuhlman Gauge. I'm sure it would be,...
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    Is this the gauge that Jim Bergmann is referring...

    Is this the gauge that Jim Bergmann is referring to in his article in RSES Journel / July pg46 1st para under "Why digital does it better"?


    referrnr, there is a great article in that issue...
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    I've got a calibration wrench w/ instructions if...

    I've got a calibration wrench w/ instructions if ya wanna borrow it. Pretty sure it's in the box that has the T-81 in it. Remember the ones with clocks with hands?
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    Hey Litemech, I ordered and received $1800+ of...

    Hey Litemech,
    I ordered and received $1800+ of products from him,at the prices shown, so it's not "too good to be true"
    Yes,there were issues with shipping/availability thatwere dicussed over the...
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    Get the Rigid #138. All metal. 1/8-1 1/2OD. Got...

    Get the Rigid #138. All metal. 1/8-1 1/2OD. Got mine 7-8yrs ago and still goin strong. It wasn't cheap,maybe $50-$60, but lots of life left in it.
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    Dewalt corded/cordless always on the truck. I...

    Dewalt corded/cordless always on the truck. I thought It sucked at first for wet pickup then I realized that the washable filter can get saturated and lose suction. Just keep a spare handy for large...
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    Have you looked at the "Checkmate Test Kit" from...

    Have you looked at the "Checkmate Test Kit" from rtxs.com? I don't own one personally but have heard good things about it. Comes with seperate tubes for oil, moisture, and acid. You can test from the...
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