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  1. Thread: Fancy meter

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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?
  3. 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.
  4. Thread: Fancy meter

    by kdr233
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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!
  7. Thread: My accident...

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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.
  10. Thread: Cheater Cord

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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.
  12. It's Time for a change out and that price is a...

    It's Time for a change out and that price is a gentle nudge in that direction.
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    Yeah, and if your wife's friends are anything...

    Yeah, and if your wife's friends are anything like my wife's friends they'll think you work for free also!
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    The trap box is hidden behind the flex connector...

    The trap box is hidden behind the flex connector under the furnace.

    To those who say it would be wiser to have a pan under the actual furnace, I agree completely. That's a bonehead mistake by me....
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    I just purchased an online account. Not too...

    I just purchased an online account. Not too expensive, and the simulator is pretty decent. I can see this being a great tool for beginners.

    I like that it forces you to follow steps and think...
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    I guess the trap issue would have to depend upon...

    I guess the trap issue would have to depend upon your personal belief in what a trap is for. This is a positive pressure condensate being that the coil is after the blower. Water will drain perfectly...
  17. Thread: New House

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    I guess you could call that...

    I guess you could call that furnace-coil-transition duct a tiered system
  18. Thread: New House

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    Nice return there. Either it's broken or someone...

    Nice return there. Either it's broken or someone used a flexible transition piece. Looks awesome!
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    Heck yeah! I just got a sparkling new SDMN6. I...

    Heck yeah! I just got a sparkling new SDMN6. I figured setting gas pressure at my brother's place would be a fun way to break in the new toy....I mean tool.
  20. Thread: Hack City

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    Not bad at all. Anti-water hammer device...

    Not bad at all.

    Anti-water hammer device installed, fire retardant paint tested, and flue professionally installed! Three for three!!
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    No trap. Condensate line runs down to a small...

    No trap. Condensate line runs down to a small mechanical room and terminates into a hub drain. Mechanical room is for his Navien tankless water heater and uponor manifold.

    He built a two story...
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    American Standard Install

    My brother built a new house and we installed a 4 ton American Standard Gold 95 furnace with matching coil and condenser. Two stage heat/cool with variable ecm blower and two speed compressor. This...
  23. Thread: Core tool help

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    I second the brass cap suggestion. Sometimes,...

    I second the brass cap suggestion. Sometimes, it's the only immediate solution without getting into a load of other work.
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    Scary stuff. It just goes to show that these...

    Scary stuff. It just goes to show that these detectors are worth their weight in gold.
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    Call him Jeremy Wade. He was fishing....

    Call him Jeremy Wade. He was fishing....
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    Nobody worth working for is going to dock or fire...

    Nobody worth working for is going to dock or fire a guy for the stupidity of a customer.

    As said above, this type A personality wouldn't make for a successful business person and likely wouldn't...
  27. Thread: Locked LP tank?

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    I wouldn't jack with that at all if I were you....

    I wouldn't jack with that at all if I were you. You did your due diligence, and now it's between the customer and the gas company.
  28. It's all junk. I wouldn't buy toilet paper from...

    It's all junk. I wouldn't buy toilet paper from that place.
  29. Thread: Need advice

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    Was it one of these type boxes? 558651

    Was it one of these type boxes?
    558651
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    Gotcha. You had me worried for a minute there!

    Gotcha. You had me worried for a minute there!
  31. Thread: Need advice

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    Need advice

    I have a Dodge Ram 2500 with a knapheide bed that I run service out of. I have put one of those large rigid job site boxes in the bed just behind the back window of the truck for extra storage, but I...
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    Emotions run strong around here, but why do you...

    Emotions run strong around here, but why do you have a bad opinion of these "pos" tankless water heaters?

    I ask because I recently installed a navien for my brother. Our uncle has had one for...
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    Very nice duct work. The 1" filter may impact...

    Very nice duct work. The 1" filter may impact static pressures negatively, but you're exactly correct that it's a 100% improvement over what was there before. At least it's not a pleated blower...
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    I install what I am provided with. I would rather...

    I install what I am provided with. I would rather have 100% congruency of my equipment, but I'm not the one buying it.

    As for the way we do our returns on air handlers, what is the necessity of a...
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    New air handler install

    A compilation of some of our work at a new retirement home.

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    Up flow with internally lined square duct supply trunk line and return plenum. Obviously not finished yet. We still have to...
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    Couldn't even make a flare?

    We call that venture tape around here. That's some dang good stuff for fixing tears in flex or for making duct insulation seams go away. I'm not so sure about its use above, but it's better than...
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    My ak900 is a slut. I just blow them out with...

    My ak900 is a slut. I just blow them out with nitro when I come across a dirty, nasty condenser. If things get real sloppy, I'll nitro them followed by evacuation.
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    Thanks for all the advice guys. I think I'm going...

    Thanks for all the advice guys. I think I'm going to pick one of these up tomorrow.
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    You ought to ask FP for some sales commission,...

    You ought to ask FP for some sales commission, rider!
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    I need some suggestions

    I know everyone is smack in the middle of heating season, so I figured a manometer question would be good right about now.

    I'm in need of a good manometer and have been eyeing that Fieldpiece...
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    It sounds like upwards of $1,000 is where you're...

    It sounds like upwards of $1,000 is where you're headed with this thing. If your guys are qualified in your state, why not pay for their prep course and exam fees to have your winner licensed. I can...
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    Looks like about a ton of unit here too!

    Looks like about a ton of unit here too!
  43. Which is combustion and which is flue?

    Which is combustion and which is flue?
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    Dumb, dumb, dumb.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb.
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    Poll: Have you tried the international fuel gas code?...

    Have you tried the international fuel gas code? Sounds like something from there. Good luck...
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    The quote to which I was referring in my own...

    The quote to which I was referring in my own initial response is corny's from above.

    Understand my point yet?
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    I guess Payne being crap makes Bryant and carrier...

    I guess Payne being crap makes Bryant and carrier crap? They're the same thing minus paint color.
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    Midwest is by far the very best brand of snips...

    Midwest is by far the very best brand of snips your money can buy.

    I used wiss when I was young and loved them, but I simply had not found Midwest yet.

    Trust me and many others here, DO NOT...
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    Haha jmsmars1!!! Haha

    Haha jmsmars1!!! Haha
  50. Thread: Rookies . . .

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    .....and here come the nylog comments!

    .....and here come the nylog comments!
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