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    When I go to the Harris website and select copper...

    When I go to the Harris website and select copper to brass, it brings up a bunch of silphos variants. That's why I asked. My understanding was that it had to be 45% silver.

    I got a kick out of...
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    Can silphos be used?

    Can silphos be used?
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    BBeerme, can you be more specific about setting...

    BBeerme, can you be more specific about setting the torch?
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    Thanks for the replies fellas. Do you think I'll...

    Thanks for the replies fellas. Do you think I'll be able to clean the joint up with just open mesh sand cloth?

    There is another similar piece of equipment that another tech welded these same...
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    Brazing copper to brass

    I'm currently using a turbo torch with an A14 tip. I'm installing a 30 ton carrier split system and the txv's aren't factory installed. The distributors are about a pound of brass each.

    I'm sure...
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    I love mine. There's no better way to correctly...

    I love mine. There's no better way to correctly charge in low ambient temps. Worth every penny. All the other guys at our shop giggled at me for buying it. They still use the trash bag method.
  7. Thread: Hello...

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    Well I'm not a "Professional Member" (still...

    Well I'm not a "Professional Member" (still haven't figured out how to become one) but I'll tell you that quality people are hard to find and on more than one occasion we've hired and trained guys...
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    I'd simply respond with "People in hell need ice...

    I'd simply respond with "People in hell need ice water. And they'll have it first"

    Sent from my MB886 using Tapatalk 2
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    Dude this could be a real PITA. Companies spend...

    Dude this could be a real PITA. Companies spend alot of coin for engineering and the like. And their assemblers have everything they need RIGHT THERE, with a PLAN for everything from wire routing to...
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    This is where I'm at too. Being versatile goes a...

    This is where I'm at too. Being versatile goes a long way towards keeping me busy during the slow season. But it's a lot of parts.

    Sent from my MB886 using Tapatalk 2
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    Does it have a CPR valve? An incorrectly adjusted...

    Does it have a CPR valve? An incorrectly adjusted or faulty/nonexistent crankcase pressure regulator valve can cause the same symptom. Excessive crankcase pressure can cause a hard start condition...
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    I'll second the gallow gun. It's been the most...

    I'll second the gallow gun. It's been the most efficient solution for me. Our other guys just out the CO2 tank on it.

    Sent from my MB886 using Tapatalk 2
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    A bounced check could be forgivable once. But...

    A bounced check could be forgivable once. But that's it.

    On the other issues, well guys like this have multiple callbacks every week if not every day. He using cashing in his customers for a one...
  14. Thread: Tool bags

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    I have been using the Klein backpack for about a...

    I have been using the Klein backpack for about a month. Love it.
    Sent from my MB886 using Tapatalk 2
  15. Sticky: Well I'd like to apply for pro status but am not...

    Well I'd like to apply for pro status but am not sure how to do it. I am not seeing any other section on the subject.

    Or does a history/background post start the process?

    Sent from my MB886...
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    If the condensers are outside then your LPC is...

    If the condensers are outside then your LPC is being used in the pump down. In my AO the cut out is set for 1lb and the cut in is about 15lbs. When it's -30 outside the LPC still has to be able to...
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    The defrost fans have to be interlocked with the...

    The defrost fans have to be interlocked with the thermostat and the liquid line solenoid valve. Any time the switch is off the freezer pumps down. I can't imagine anyone with a brain wiring it...
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    Anyone ever use a business consultant?

    A little background on our company. Our company consists of the President (my brother in law), a receptionist, myself (7years exp), svc tech #2 (5years exp), master plumber/svc tech/install mgr. We...
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    I agree GoColts. We're busy, because we're out...

    I agree GoColts. We're busy, because we're out there creating work to fill our time. And when we do that effectively, and the weather cooperates, we become BUSY. and some of us love to be busy...
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    Here in SD, a tech school grad can start between...

    Here in SD, a tech school grad can start between 12 and 14 per hour, and if he's a quick learner with a good attitude he can increase that wage rapidly.
  21. Thread: No work??

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    What are the rules about posting jobs? We can't...

    What are the rules about posting jobs? We can't find qualified help to save our lives. And if we offer to train them from scratch it's no better.
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    Every tech has to have our tool list that we...

    Every tech has to have our tool list that we provide at the interview. It's about $3500 worth. At 7 years I've probably got more than $5000 invested. There's a lot of tools on the list that a guy...
  23. Thread: Wages

    by OBogue
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    What a flipping mess. Good help is almost as...

    What a flipping mess.

    Good help is almost as hard to find as a good boss. The difference is the business owner is the one signing the checks. And it's no one's business what he's doing with his...
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    by OBogue
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    Amen

    Amen
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    I regularly visit this forum for the business...

    I regularly visit this forum for the business owner's perspective, and the understanding of how that end of things works. I don't typically spend as much time in the technical forums because I'm...
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