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    The air conditioners I saw in Kuwait were 134A,...

    The air conditioners I saw in Kuwait were 134A, they worked good and it got just as hot there.
  2. Thread: My new Testo 550

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    My 550 t1 failed to read, a few months later the...

    My 550 t1 failed to read, a few months later the hook broke, now t2 failes to read = junk

    Currently using sman3.

    Lane
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    I suggest 6 months on an install crew, 6 months...

    I suggest 6 months on an install crew, 6 months being a helper/clean &check tech, after that I would recommend dispatcher or sales.

    This industry is full of salesman/comfort professionals...
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    It is real easy to use, and very nice on the...

    It is real easy to use, and very nice on the iPad. The two finger zoom in/out ability the iPad uses makes the wall lay out easy. You touch the screen in four places and your four wall lines are...
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    Wrightsoft mobile consultant - my review

    I bought a years worth of service, I logged into the site 2 times on my computer today, and 1 time on my ipad. Now it won't work at all on either device.

    The problem is, you can never delete your...
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    My 550 superheat side sensor plug doesn't work....

    My 550 superheat side sensor plug doesn't work. So, it's back to doing math for me. :)

    Lane
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    Had a leak on a discharge line on a compressor...

    Had a leak on a discharge line on a compressor once. No oil and only found it while the unit was running, took a lot of evaporating soap bubbles to find it. Break out the dye and lamp if the high...
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    I once had a very good job, I did start up and...

    I once had a very good job, I did start up and service on commercial jobs, From multiple rooftops to chillers. When it slowed down I would do some control wiring or even some clean and checks. But I...
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    I tell them "It might be the compressor, let me...

    I tell them "It might be the compressor, let me check a few other things that it could be. I will let you know what I find." That usually keeps them out of my way. It could turn into an issue with...
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    38% or higher go back to prison, do most of them...

    38% or higher go back to prison, do most of them think they won't get caught again?

    An inmate escaped from a nearby work center that was 1 week from release, when caught he told them he didn't...
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    Some places want you to do 1k a day. Others are...

    Some places want you to do 1k a day. Others are satisfied with quality work, no call backs and happy customers.

    Lane
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    Email pics of everything to a few of the guys...

    Email pics of everything to a few of the guys helping you... just a suggestion.

    Lane
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    I am going to order one. I have been using the...

    I am going to order one. I have been using the small co2 cartridge tool. Time to try something else.

    Lane
  14. Thread: Veto Pro Paks

    by lane
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    I use a CLC 1528 or 1526 for residential light...

    I use a CLC 1528 or 1526 for residential light commercial/refrigeration service. When I do an install I grab the 5 gal bucket tool pouch. :)

    If I was mostly doing rooftop work I would get one...
  15. Getting an hvac company to repair it would have...

    Getting an hvac company to repair it would have been cheaper.

    Lane
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    Is unit installed; attic, closet, basement,...

    Is unit installed; attic, closet, basement, garage? Does the system have returns in each room or 1 or two big returns? Where is the return; ceiling, wall, floor?

    Lane
  17. Is there a 10' provision where you have to...

    Is there a 10' provision where you have to install a safety rail? In the past if something could not possibly be installed to the letter of the code, I discussed options with the inspector and...
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    One day I was meeting my wife for lunch. I was...

    One day I was meeting my wife for lunch. I was sitting in the van, in the parking lot. I started feeling dizzy, and my face was feeling numb and tingly. I looked in the mirror and my lips were...
  19. What about working as an instructor or salesman? ...

    What about working as an instructor or salesman? Find a company that will give you a helper to do all the work, you train them.

    Lane
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    In this area It is fairly common to see a heater...

    In this area It is fairly common to see a heater from the 70's or 80's sitting on an old blower box or evaporator with the guts pulled out. I haven't seen any recent work like that, but there is...
  21. Thread: Did You Know ?

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    Interesting numbers, I knew technology was...

    Interesting numbers, I knew technology was increasing quickly but I had no idea it was that fast. If something happened to our planet that made everything electrical not work anymore, I wonder what...
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    It happened in 1986... I don't want to give...

    It happened in 1986... I don't want to give anyone the false idea that what I used is a remotely safe alternative to a fire extinguisher. I think you can figure out what I did.

    Lane
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    Evaluate your offers, and decide what is...

    Evaluate your offers, and decide what is important. Pay, benefits, better working conditions, job security, bosses and co-workers, just a few things I would look at.

    I worked for a natural gas...
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    It happened to me once. I checked the terminals...

    It happened to me once. I checked the terminals and wires, compressor and condenser motor for shorts, put the terminal cover back on. Clamped on the amp meter... A little rattle sound...it blew the...
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    Do an internet search for hydro cooler. There...

    Do an internet search for hydro cooler. There are smaller water chillers for use in green houses and other applications. But we are talking 1/2 hp, mist sprayers with very little volume.

    A...
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