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  1. Thread: Flag terminals

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    Man, this guy needs to go ahead and pick up a...

    Man, this guy needs to go ahead and pick up a pair of "stick-in-as$-puller-outers". I think sta kon makes a decent pair, but we've been down that road haven't we...
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    What's your problem with rain or shine? I've used...

    What's your problem with rain or shine? I've used it for years and have never had an issue. We do several hundred installations yearly and service all of our own work. Never have I found a glue joint...
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    Wired via red wire from stat, that is...

    Wired via red wire from stat, that is...
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    How can the thing cycle (short or not) if a float...

    How can the thing cycle (short or not) if a float switch is floating?
  5. Thread: MY EYES!!!!

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    Judging from picture #5, it looks like the actual...

    Judging from picture #5, it looks like the actual roof got a relatively light dusting of the foam. You can clearly see 4-5 inches of the rafters. These particular foam guys apparently suck.
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    No kidding. My parents have gone on safari in...

    No kidding. My parents have gone on safari in Africa a few times and the safari vehicles are inline diesels that get 50+ mpg. There isn't any doubt that petroleum is king around here!
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    I'm in Texas where snow is not a factor. I, like...

    I'm in Texas where snow is not a factor. I, like walterc, have my reservations on a FWD work van. I don't know the facts and I'm certainly no engineer, but it seems just a little chicken sh*t to me...
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    Ford Transit or Dodge Promaster

    I've done my fair share of reading between the two, but I can only learn so much from the internet.

    What I would like to know are some real life opinions from people with experience.

    I'm...
  9. That's awesome! Supper looks like it was good. ...

    That's awesome! Supper looks like it was good.

    Great thread idea. Keep the positive vibe going!!

    As for me, the nicest thing any customer has ever done for me was bring me some water. You...
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    I've changed three defrost control boards this...

    I've changed three defrost control boards this month on York heat pumps. All were less than two years old. What gives?
  11. Thread: Gardeners

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    Fix and recharge or replace?

    Fix and recharge or replace?
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    I don't think you will ever find a leak-proof...

    I don't think you will ever find a leak-proof coil manufacturer.
  13. Thread: Utility bed

    by kdr233
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    Find and call a knapheide dealer near you. I have...

    Find and call a knapheide dealer near you. I have a utility bed on my ram 2500, but it is made to where I can still pull a gooseneck when I need to. Best investment in that old truck I've made.
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    Good looking install.

    Good looking install.
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    Veto tech LC is what my wife gave me for Father's...

    Veto tech LC is what my wife gave me for Father's Day just before I got into this trade. It has, without a doubt, been a dependable and reliable tool that I use each and every day. You cannot go...
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    Did you install a union on your gas line inside...

    Did you install a union on your gas line inside the cabinet? The only reason I ask is because it looks like a headache for an evap coil cleaning/replacement when the time comes with that gas line in...
  17. Thread: Trane date code

    by kdr233
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    Trane date code

    Just snap a picture of your creds on your phone and send them in. That's what I did when applying for pro status.
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    Scary stuff. I have the Bacharach informant 2...

    Scary stuff. I have the Bacharach informant 2 with combustible gas detector. I guess it'll be used more frequently after reading this thread!
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    It looks like someone never outgrew play dough.

    It looks like someone never outgrew play dough.
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    That just made my day and it's only 7am!

    That just made my day and it's only 7am!
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    Probably works better with refrigerant lines....

    Probably works better with refrigerant lines. Haha, just screwing with you.
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    Anyone know of a way to test? Someone has to make...

    Anyone know of a way to test? Someone has to make some sort of quick analyzer or something. If not, then I need to get on it, sell a million of them, then retire from this industry to a huge ranch!!
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    No kidding, Doug! I have a friend in the DFW area...

    No kidding, Doug! I have a friend in the DFW area here in Texas that told me about some apartment maintenance guys who blew themselves up trying to put propane in a unit. I can't imagine what kind of...
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    Do them (and the next guy who comes along)...

    Do them (and the next guy who comes along) another favor and note ON THE CONDENSER that it isn't R-22 anymore and label what it is. I've come across a few already this summer with some odd ball...
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    I just replaced a 5 year old Rheem evaporator...

    I just replaced a 5 year old Rheem evaporator coil. Customer said they have been having "a pound or two added once or twice a year". Whoever they used before me never even suggested a change, and...
  26. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

    by kdr233
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    I don't know why I wrote 80/10 earlier. At a...

    I don't know why I wrote 80/10 earlier. At a Rangers game today. Mind is thoroughly numb.
  27. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

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    Run Cap Bandit

    I assure you it was indeed an 80/5 and single 10 that I held in my hands that particular day.
  28. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

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    It's an 80/10 and a single 10. The dual run cap...

    It's an 80/10 and a single 10. The dual run cap is serving only the compressor, while the single 10 serves the fan motor.
  29. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

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    I agree with you, but the system runs fine the...

    I agree with you, but the system runs fine the way it's wired currently. I'll be replacing that mess with a brand new 80/10 Monday after I visit Gemaire.
  30. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

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    Yeah, cottonwood trees behind this particular...

    Yeah, cottonwood trees behind this particular house. All four sides of this condenser were packed with it.

    Customer called me for a tuneup. I was told that I was the first person in the past four...
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    I didn't say you couldn't test for it. I just...

    I didn't say you couldn't test for it. I just wonder how you can reliably test for it.
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    Gonna be tough to find a CO2 meter worth...

    Gonna be tough to find a CO2 meter worth trusting. CO2 is part of the air we breathe, so how can you reliably measure a gas always present.
  33. Thread: Run Cap Bandit

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    Run Cap Bandit

    He strikes again! This time in Alvarado, Texas.

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    I have to give the guy a break. Damned Rheem calls for a 80/10 dual run cap. The dude probably didn't have that on the truck.
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    Unbelievable.

    Unbelievable.
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    That's my youngest daughter (Reagan). I took this...

    That's my youngest daughter (Reagan). I took this picture about a month ago at my in-law's place. I posted it to facebook with the title "Reaguana".
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    Haha! I've got one of those. 579221

    Haha! I've got one of those.
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    Try Pelican cases. They've got a wide array of...

    Try Pelican cases. They've got a wide array of selections and are water tight.
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    Here's another picture of the dynaflex in use. I...

    Here's another picture of the dynaflex in use. I used black this time.
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    sealing around line sets

    I use dynaflex 230 black or grey. It stays pliable but forms a great bond with everything. Great for sealing line set penetrations.

    I don't have anything better than this picture. The grey isn't...
  40. Thread: Fancy meter

    by kdr233
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    Haha. Easy fellas. To each his own. I love my...

    Haha. Easy fellas. To each his own. I love my sc56. Had it a few years and it's still doing what it's supposed to do.

    I think most people would agree that where Fieldpiece has issues is with...
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    Where's the hot wire?

    Where's the hot wire?
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    You guys ever see the clear primer that is...

    You guys ever see the clear primer that is reactive to UV light? It's a cleaner finish and if an inspector asks you hit it with the light and the primer stands out like a sore thumb.
  43. Thread: Fancy meter

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    576961 Yep, the new fancy stuff is overrated....

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    Yep, the new fancy stuff is overrated. I prefer antique analog. See my evacuation timer jar? When that sapling grows to a mature oak tree you'll know you've got a good vacuum.
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    Put mastic inside your flex inner core. Putting...

    Put mastic inside your flex inner core. Putting it on the tap will result in mastic all over your hands after sliding the inner core over your fitting.

    Panduit inner core on. Never cut tag end of...
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    I think your work is great. I really like that...

    I think your work is great. I really like that return transition. No air flow issues there!

    Is that flex conduit on the refrigerant line for your high voltage or control?

    Great work!
  46. Thread: My accident...

    by kdr233
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    I came across a unit this morning where some...

    I came across a unit this morning where some dipsh*t put Teflon tape AND leak lock on the threads of the service ports. WTF?!?

    Spent valuable time cleaning unnecessary crap off the threads. All...
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    What everyone has already said is great...

    What everyone has already said is great information.

    However, setting your flame is of utmost importance when brazing. I like to fine tune my flame to where I see between 1/4"-1/2" of blue flame...
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    Try the petsmart or petco. I know I've purchased...

    Try the petsmart or petco. I know I've purchased silicone tubing for my aquarium before.
  49. Thread: Cheater Cord

    by kdr233
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    Dang, that thread died six years ago. Dredging up...

    Dang, that thread died six years ago. Dredging up the past!!
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    I don't know about you guys, but I have a special...

    I don't know about you guys, but I have a special line on my invoices for PITA customers like this jack wagon.

    I wouldn't handle a customer handling my tools very well.
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