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    I had warranty issues the last time I had my Veto...

    I had warranty issues the last time I had my Veto bag fail. I got a call and was told it wasn't going to be covered because there was obviously something I was doing to cause the damage (Zippers...
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    I have a set of ratchet wrenches in my tool bag....

    I have a set of ratchet wrenches in my tool bag. Man they're handy.
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    I agree, this would be the way to go. What all do...

    I agree, this would be the way to go. What all do you have to buy to get the two temps feeding into it, and can it do subcooling as well?
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    Shop vac wet/dry works great. I found Walmart has...

    Shop vac wet/dry works great. I found Walmart has a small one for about $23 bucks. Kicks butt, and no impeller to burn out. Those little drill pump things die fast if not pumping liquid. If you're...
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    That's geeky-awesome. I love my DigiCool, but the...

    That's geeky-awesome. I love my DigiCool, but the real time IDWB and ODDB providing target SH (and SC?) is sweeeeeeeet.
  6. Thread: Lift

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    Agree. Local crane for me is $150. Easy to put...

    Agree. Local crane for me is $150. Easy to put into the bid.
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    There's a lot of good impacts out there now. Hard...

    There's a lot of good impacts out there now. Hard to go wrong. I'm hooked on Makita, but for no real reason other than they haven't let me down to go shopping anywhere else.

    If you already have...
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    Johnstones has the Rigid on sale this month for...

    Johnstones has the Rigid on sale this month for $99. I have it, it seems pretty solid so far. Just wish it had a detachable screen to make somethings easier. But for the price, tough to beat.
  9. Thread: Tool bags

    by Eaallred
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    I used Veto for a long time, finally got tired of...

    I used Veto for a long time, finally got tired of the zipper failing and switched to Husky bags. Same 5 year warranty, but a fraction of the cost. No zipper failure so far either.
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    I had them question mine the last time I called...

    I had them question mine the last time I called to get it exchanged on warranty. Zippers for the second time. The lady on the phone tried to tell me they weren't going to be able to cover it since it...
  11. Thread: Bluevac ?

    by Eaallred
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    Just got my Bluvac from Trutech yesterday. Used...

    Just got my Bluvac from Trutech yesterday. Used it today. WOW, way nicer to use than my ol' JB micron gauge. Watching it count down single microns was awesome.
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    The Costco one that I bought is the "Mega Light"...

    The Costco one that I bought is the "Mega Light" 17' ladder. I can't find it anywhere on LG's website. Maybe a Costco exclusive?

    It weighs 30lbs, and is 4'7" long when fully collapsed. Pretty...
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    Also, I got mine on sale at Costo for under $150.

    Also, I got mine on sale at Costo for under $150.
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    I've got a 17' Little Giant ladder on my work...

    I've got a 17' Little Giant ladder on my work truck. My van carries all my other ladders. I've found it's pretty dang usefull, and it's not too heavy either. Just stick your arm through it and pull...
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    I've used the YJ bender, and it works fine. ...

    I've used the YJ bender, and it works fine.

    But a few months ago I bought a bender in a red case, and has aluminum dies for the bender from here:...
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    I like HVAC Buddy. I can enter in info as I get...

    I like HVAC Buddy. I can enter in info as I get it, don't have to worry about remembering it. And when I get the system dialed in, I can email it to myself, then copy/paste it to the invoice.
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    I've been sold on my 18volt Makita stuff. The...

    I've been sold on my 18volt Makita stuff. The batteries charge really fast (15 minutes), and last long enough to do two full installs usually.
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    I picked up the Appion G1 (not the G5 twin) for...

    I picked up the Appion G1 (not the G5 twin) for under $500 this spring. It works awesome, and is small enough to fit on the van full-time without being in the way. More than enough for residential...
  19. Thread: on call

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    Well said, dudlydorightdad.

    Well said, dudlydorightdad.
  20. Thread: rpm meter

    by Eaallred
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    I bought one from Harbor Freight. It actually...

    I bought one from Harbor Freight. It actually works very well. I don't use it very often though, so in that regard, at this point i'm glad I didn't buy an expensive one. Don't know about durability,...
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    How tight were you tightening the plug, for it to...

    How tight were you tightening the plug, for it to twist out of the body of the Digi? It's only to hold it from pulling out accidentally. Not like it's a water tight fitting or someting that needs to...
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    I've become addicted to these lights. They're...

    I've become addicted to these lights. They're cheap enough that I don't care if I loose them, but they work great. I'll use the hook to hang it from the collar of my shirt if i'm working in a dark...
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    I've been using the Fieldpiece one, seems to work...

    I've been using the Fieldpiece one, seems to work well enough. I do have to 'zero' it out as it warms up or cools down if I want it to be as accurate as possible.
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    I got accused of abusing my Veto bag the last...

    I got accused of abusing my Veto bag the last time I swapped it under warranty. They started making it sound like they couldn't replace it, etc, etc. I finally talked them into the replacement but...
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    I use the shoulder strap. It did take a bit to...

    I use the shoulder strap. It did take a bit to finally get it all squared away how I like it. It's dialed in pretty good now and I love it!
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    I used to be a die-hard Veto guy. Then I...

    I used to be a die-hard Veto guy.

    Then I tried this bag out:...
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    I did that with a pair of pliers a few years...

    I did that with a pair of pliers a few years ago. There they were, with my name written on them when I took the door off...
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    I'll work on pics for mine. I use a 2 gallon...

    I'll work on pics for mine. I use a 2 gallon cooler mounted inside the side doors. Out of the way, easy to access. I never drink more than 2 gallons a day so it works great.
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    Being an ambulance, I would suspect that it has...

    Being an ambulance, I would suspect that it has spent a LOT of time sitting and idling. There is a lot of run time not accounted for by the speedometer.

    I would look into if idling is a low oil...
  30. Thread: Box Truck

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    My old company had one, but we don't have pics of...

    My old company had one, but we don't have pics of it setup. Left side was all shelves, bins, and drawers. Right side was large storage bins, ladders hung on wall above those. More bulk storage up...
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    I use a light fold up cart, the "Magna-cart". I...

    I use a light fold up cart, the "Magna-cart". I got it at Costco for $20 and has been worth every penny. Couple years old, still using it.

    I use a regular dolly for moving condensers and heavy...
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    I've had my JB micron gauge for about 5 years...

    I've had my JB micron gauge for about 5 years now. I bought the hardcase for it, and like said above, I just clean it out with rubbing alcohol once in a while and it keeps working great. No issues...
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    Mine is this one:...

    Mine is this one:
    http://www.fignoggle.com/machines/welding/oxygen-acetylene-gas-lincoln-electric-port-a-torch-kh657.htm

    I bought it about 5 years ago at Lowes for (IIRC) $249. Best price I see...
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    I use a Fieldpiece meter pouch hooked to the...

    I use a Fieldpiece meter pouch hooked to the gauges to hold the temperature pipe clamps. Stays out of the way for the most part, and keeps the clamps handy and accessible.
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    I bought the Lincoln torch set from lowes about 5...

    I bought the Lincoln torch set from lowes about 5 years ago. It hasn't given me a bit of issues since I've had it. It comes with a brazing tip, a B-tank tip, and a cutting torch tip. I can do it all...
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    I've finally paid off my GMC work van, but have...

    I've finally paid off my GMC work van, but have decided that when the time comes to replace it, I will be buying new. I saved half the money buying used, but am getting half the life out of it. I may...
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    Driving with a light foot, and coasting to stops...

    Driving with a light foot, and coasting to stops as much as I can, I am getting 12.5-13.0mpg out of my 03 Savana w/ 6.0 V8. I get a little bit better in the summer. If I drive it without worrying...
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    I use a 2003 GMC Savana with the Pro package...

    I use a 2003 GMC Savana with the Pro package (access doors on the sides). I wouldn't use a regular van again. The access even with equipment loaded into it is priceless to me.

    I do have to have a...
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    Same here, I got the interrogation as well the...

    Same here, I got the interrogation as well the last time I had to send it in.

    I just went and got a Pro Series Husky bag from Home Depot. Same 5-year warranty, and I don't have to mail it in for...
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    Couldn't you use cheap spring-clamps like this to...

    Couldn't you use cheap spring-clamps like this to hold the probe against the pipe? Maybe put a piece of insulation between the clamp and sensor? DIY spring clamps?
    ...
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    My co-worker has an SMAN and a DC1200. He prefers...

    My co-worker has an SMAN and a DC1200. He prefers the DC1200. Motivated me to buy the 1250's when the time came.

    Then the 900's came out, lol.
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    Zipper failure has been a consant issue with my...

    Zipper failure has been a consant issue with my Veto bag. I'm on my third warranty changeout, and that zipper started skipping teeth two days after I got it.
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    LOL, been there too. Now I tell her what I want,...

    LOL, been there too. Now I tell her what I want, and then I go buy it myself. No more fights..... :cheers:
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    Oh man, i'm actually in the field to buy a new...

    Oh man, i'm actually in the field to buy a new psychrometer. Guess which one i'm going to beg the wife for.......
  45. The Veto's would be indestructible if they'd put...

    The Veto's would be indestructible if they'd put brass zippers on them. Too bad they won't do that.
  46. I agree. After having my third Veto bag fail...

    I agree. After having my third Veto bag fail (zipper every time), I got fed up. Last warranty I had it in for they started questioning me to find out what I was doing wrong to cause the failure. Took...
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    I found mine really only needs to keep being...

    I found mine really only needs to keep being zero'd out if the temperature is changing (warm tool bag to a cold atmosphere or vice versa. If everything is the same temp, it only gets zero'd once.
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    My 28' has gotten me onto every roof i've tried...

    My 28' has gotten me onto every roof i've tried in the last 6 years i've had it. My co-worker used a Werner 300 lb, I bought the 250lb capacity. It's a lot lighter than the 300, especially when...
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    I personally avoid the "all in one" tools. If it...

    I personally avoid the "all in one" tools. If it fails, you loose both, or more, of your tools.
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    I love my Makita. It's lighter than my co-workers...

    I love my Makita. It's lighter than my co-workers Milwaukees, and the light stays on for a bit after you pull the trigger, which makes a huge difference at working in a dark areal.
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