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  1. So I pulled the unit out, cleaned it, and put it...

    So I pulled the unit out, cleaned it, and put it back. Im not actually sure what the fix was, but it is burning properly again! I didnt replace anything, but I did remove a few things.
    There was...
  2. I could be wrong, but I'm quite sure the back of...

    I could be wrong, but I'm quite sure the back of the unit is sealed.
  3. The combustion air comes from the front of the...

    The combustion air comes from the front of the unit and there are no blockages. I have been reluctant to pull it as there less than 3" clearance between the top of the unit and the steel fire box it...
  4. 3" liner.

    3" liner.
  5. A problem with combustion air, in a gas fireplace insert!

    I have an issue with a unit that is about 10 years old. Last year the top of the chimney was replaced (not the vent pipe). At the time the unit was pulled out cleaned and put back. While it was out,...
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    I see you were paying attention in school. :)

    I see you were paying attention in school. :)
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    Are you sure they go down?

    Are you sure they go down?
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    In a heart beat

    I would love to move back to Alberta. Can't get my wife to leave, besides she has a good job with lots of seniority.
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    No Kidding! No experience-no Job!...No job-no...

    No Kidding! No experience-no Job!...No job-no experience!!!! gah:
  10. Thread: freezer floor

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    There are a few different products available. I...

    There are a few different products available.
    I was on a Wilderness Park trail this summer that had steep steps and they had nailed strips of roofing shingles on the steps. It was a great idea for...
  11. Thread: Van stolen

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    Armored vehicles have a lot of scrap metal value....

    Armored vehicles have a lot of scrap metal value. Can you imagine the gas mileage? Youd have to double your rates! :LOL:
  12. Thread: Van stolen

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    Opening most vehicles is easier than you think....

    Opening most vehicles is easier than you think. If you have ever had the auto club or police open your vehicle when you have locked your keys in, they just slip a bar between the glass and door and...
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    I thought they were normally closed out of the...

    I thought they were normally closed out of the box, because of the bottom spring pressure. Doesnt the bulb pressure open the valve after it is installed ?
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    Is sepling taht imprtaont if you relaly konw how...

    Is sepling taht imprtaont if you relaly konw how to fix sytesms?
  15. Thread: need some advice

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    I am in a similar position. I live in southern...

    I am in a similar position. I live in southern Ontario, just turned 54 and finished school a couple of months ago. After I started school I found out the market was being flooded with new techs. Yes,...
  16. Thread: Degree Symbol F

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    Thanks, "" is one I didn't know about!

    Thanks, "" is one I didn't know about!
  17. Thread: Degree Symbol F

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    Did it work with the top keys?

    Did it work with the top keys?
  18. Thread: Degree Symbol F

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    Degree Symbol F

    I just wanted to let anyone who does not already know, how to make the degree symbol, if you hold down the Alt key and punch in 248 on the key pad at the right on a key board you get the degree...
  19. Thread: Allen Keys

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    I know this is an old post. I am looking for tool...

    I know this is an old post. I am looking for tool recommendations myself but this is one I am sure of! Bondhus 1st choice (I like the holder better) or Eklind 2nd choice with the ball end! They snap...
  20. Thread: True-RMS

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    Thanks for the replies. I knew that regular...

    Thanks for the replies. I knew that regular meters averaged the RMS but wasnt sure how often it might be a problem in HVACR. I now understand with the newer motors and circuitry it is more...
  21. Thread: True-RMS

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    True-RMS

    I am curious how people feel about the importance of having a multimeter with True-RMS. Has anyone encountered a specific problem in the field because their meter did not read True-RMS?
    Thanks!
  22. Thread: pulling a vacuum

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    I am reading posts about micron gauges to get an...

    I am reading posts about micron gauges to get an idea which one to buy and thought I would put in my 2 cents as to why they are necessary.
    I am still new at HVAC and recently put a small system...
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    Engraving is a good idea but if they take them...

    Engraving is a good idea but if they take them home the engraving was a waste of time. They can grind your engraving away after they get the tools home.
    I am also in a school that has/had the same...
  24. Thread: Mice in attic...

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    I use mouse traps so I can get them out before...

    I use mouse traps so I can get them out before they stink up the house. They really reek when they decompose. Unfortunately in my last house my timing was off and two babies died (I presume of...
  25. Thread: Micron what?

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    Thank you Lurch, rookies become good tech's when...

    Thank you Lurch, rookies become good tech's when they are taught the right way the first time.
    I tend to loose trust in the guy that sends you for a bucket of steam, or a metric adjustable wrench...
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