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  1. Thread: Bags on Feet

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    Was working in the home of an old lady with old...

    Was working in the home of an old lady with old money who insisted on boot covers, although her carpets were already horribly stained. Her stairs were bare wood and shiny. On the way back down thanks...
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    Chigo Mini Split

    The customer said it was installed 5 years ago, and out of the 5 years it has worked a total of about 2 weeks. Been "fixed" at least 3 times as far as he can remember. One of the "fixes" was to set...
  3. Thread: Fun movies...

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    Its a toon but "Wreck it Ralph" is good, as well...

    Its a toon but "Wreck it Ralph" is good, as well as "Pixels" both movies about video games oddly enough.
  4. Initiate defrost and see what happens. I had one...

    Initiate defrost and see what happens. I had one where the coil sensor plug was loose on the board, not giving it the signal to end defrost so it would keep heating up the coil until the HPS tripped.
  5. The capacitor throws the AC wave "out of phase"...

    The capacitor throws the AC wave "out of phase" from the start to the run winding by holding it and then discharging a fraction of a second later. The amount of separation generated would be...
  6. Thread: Rain Gear

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    In light rain I have my helper hold the umbrella,...

    In light rain I have my helper hold the umbrella, in heavy rain we just reschedule.
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    Besides, he is probably the same electrician that...

    Besides, he is probably the same electrician that did this.
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    And how can I argue with that?
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    I am sure that is a good recommendation, but what...

    I am sure that is a good recommendation, but what else could I do but turn the matter over to a licensed electrician? I'm just a dumb HVAC guy :grin2:
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    Looked at a Heat pump once that was shutting off...

    Looked at a Heat pump once that was shutting off on high pressure in heat mode. I figured it was overcharged and started recovery. Name plate said 8lbs. I pulled 25lbs of refer out of it. Turned out...
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    I don't have a definite ending to give...

    I don't have a definite ending to give unfortunately. As far as I am concerned I feel as though I did all I could do. I made sure everything was right back to the disconnect where my license ends and...
  11. Have you considered a ptac unit? Even cheaper...

    Have you considered a ptac unit? Even cheaper than a mini and won't obstruct your windows either.
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    White was hot (L2) at the disconnect, that is why...

    White was hot (L2) at the disconnect, that is why I assume there must be some type of junction between the two different sets of wires (the wires feeding the disconnect and the wires at the panel)...
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    The "general good" is best served when: 1)...

    The "general good" is best served when:
    1) Everyone who is able-bodied works to pay there share,
    2) Those who cannot afford to take care of themselves do not have children they cannot provide for...
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    Me vs. Electrician

    Went to a call for no heat. Arrived and asked customer to turn on heat at stat, found gas pack lighting, no heat from registers. Went to unit and was about to pull off panel. I put one hand on the...
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    I met with the territory reps for the...

    I met with the territory reps for the distributors in my area, and the one that seemed most interested in MY success is the one I chose. It also didn't hurt that I liked their counter people the...
  16. Thread: New Phone

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    I have had the galaxy, the galaxy 3, and my last...

    I have had the galaxy, the galaxy 3, and my last was the galaxy mega 6.3 (proof that bigger isn't always better). After those I tried the HTC M8, which when it worked like it was supposed to was...
  17. Thread: New Phone

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    I have always been an android person. Mostly, a...

    I have always been an android person. Mostly, a Samsung person. Always thought iPhone people were just in it to be part of the popular crowd or whatever. Then I married an iPhone user. I saw how...
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    My customers almost always want a paper copy of...

    My customers almost always want a paper copy of the invoice. Many of the older customers don't use email so that is out. Do you guys have a printer in your service truck?
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    Google "fujitsu aou36clx service manual" and you...

    Google "fujitsu aou36clx service manual" and you will find all you need to know. These things are darn near impossible without the book. I have also found many times just cycling power to the outdoor...
  20. Thread: Work boot

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    I buy all my shoes/boots from zappos.com, they...

    I buy all my shoes/boots from zappos.com, they have a no hassle exchange/return policy if they don't turn out to be what you expect or don't fit. I have never had to use it though, so can't...
  21. Thread: Work boot

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    My last 3 pairs of boots have been Keen. The...

    My last 3 pairs of boots have been Keen. The first two pair are still in great shape, but I am a shopaholic. Started out with the Detroit, then the Koven, both were extremely light weight. My current...
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    Probably much cheaper too.

    Probably much cheaper too.
  23. Thread: Tanks in vans

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    1- R410A, 2- R22, 3- recovery tanks, strictly...

    1- R410A, 2- R22, 3- recovery tanks, strictly residential.
  24. Thread: New toy

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    I looked it up and had to buy one. I have the abm...

    I looked it up and had to buy one. I have the abm 100 and use it fairly often, but adding the WB and DB will just keep me from pulling out less tools when evaluating system performance. Also the one...
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    Likely the fan blade is in a different position...

    Likely the fan blade is in a different position relative to the unit than it was before, either a little higher or lower. Was the replacement the same physical size as the OEM? I have found some OEM...
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    Hmmmmm... I wonder how many criminals will obey...

    Hmmmmm... I wonder how many criminals will obey these new laws? Meanwhile just ever increase the burden on law abiding tax paying citizens. I hear heroin use is a problem, maybe try these new laws...
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    If you set the stat for 72, do you want it 72 or...

    If you set the stat for 72, do you want it 72 or care if it falls to 65? That is why aux heat comes on at a 2 degree difference. It is auxiliary heat for when the heat pump cannot maintain...
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    By definition that would not be a thermostat, so...

    By definition that would not be a thermostat, so unlikely you will find one by searching that way. Sounds like you want a run timer and a thermometer.
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    I had "Merchant Marine" coverage added to my van...

    I had "Merchant Marine" coverage added to my van that covers the contents up to $10k for around $400/year. When I was working for someone else I had considered getting coverage through a company...
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    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41k2WqzpvsL....

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41k2WqzpvsL._SY300_.jpg

    I bought this for cutting PVC in tight spaces, but it is also perfect for armaflex
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    15 year old system, customer says it started...

    15 year old system, customer says it started about 3 weeks ago. Actually charge is a little low, guessing a pound or two. No history of leaks. Will go take another peek at it tomorrow.
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    Whistling Trane Compressor

    Run into a strange one. A 15 year old Trane xl1200 heat pump with COM3694 compressor. Runs and pumps fine, but upon shut-off, when the pressures go back to equalizing, at around 150 suction, 175...
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    Sure it can, the Dems use your money to buy votes...

    Sure it can, the Dems use your money to buy votes all the time through "entitlements".
  34. Thread: RAM ProMaster

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    Absolutely love mine. The only issue I have is it...

    Absolutely love mine. The only issue I have is it seems a little under powered on the freeway when I am pulling a trailer (a small utility trailer I carry for condensers and package units, total...
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    I was working on a rtu that had rubbed a copper...

    I was working on a rtu that had rubbed a copper line and let all the refer out. After making the repair I needed to pull a vacuum and of course there was no receptacle to be found. I had 150ft of...
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    Love my 4cfm YJ super Evac. I had a red Robinair...

    Love my 4cfm YJ super Evac. I had a red Robinair 3 cfm 2 stage for around 2 months or so, It was very slow.
  37. We have one here in Florence, SC and it is one of...

    We have one here in Florence, SC and it is one of the best restaurants in town. Go for the "World's Best Margarita" make sure to get an orange wedge in it, paired with the 20 oz porterhouse, loaded...
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    From what I could tell, most of the "boys" I went...

    From what I could tell, most of the "boys" I went to trade school with were just there because mommy and daddy told them it was either that or get a job, or no more gas money for that shiny new truck...
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    Just like experience is not a good predictor of...

    Just like experience is not a good predictor of ability, neither is trade school. I know techs that have been doing this kind of work for 15-20 years, and while they could calculate superheat and...
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    I have had the 1/2 x 75' on my truck from walmart...

    I have had the 1/2 x 75' on my truck from walmart for over a year, the 2nd gen with better plastic ends than the originals and they have held up great, still no leaks at all. I got a pair of 3/4 x...
  41. Energywise Homes and Intermittent Warm-ups

    I have had 2 homes this summer that have intermittent "failures" about once per month that I cannot find any faults with. Both homes have the local energywise box on the condensers that allow the...
  42. After much deliberation, I picked up a Ram...

    After much deliberation, I picked up a Ram Promaster yesterday. 136wb with short roof (which at 6 foot tall I can walk in with just a tilt of the head. At 10k less than the other big alternatives and...
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    Somebody give this guy an award. Great job on...

    Somebody give this guy an award. Great job on following through and finding the cause before it could wreak to much more havoc.
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    If you mean as if the contactor is closed, the...

    If you mean as if the contactor is closed, the unit isn't running, and you are reading 120 to ground at all terminals, but getting 0 from L1-L2 and T1-T2, then you are just getting 1 leg of power,...
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    Since there are so many black males in prison...

    Since there are so many black males in prison relative to their population as a whole, I guess if we just ended the war on crime altogether they would be much better off, right?

    "We must reject...
  46. Thread: how long

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    Trane Charge Assist if you have the tool you...

    Trane Charge Assist if you have the tool you don't need gauges or scales, just one hose from the jug to the tool and then the tool to the charge assist port and the unit will charge itself while you...
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    A facility in everytown with exercise bikes...

    A facility in everytown with exercise bikes hooked up to generators. Anyone welcomed to come in and peddle and get paid by the kw/h. solve coal and welfare in one shot.
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    I would disagree with that. When welfare is a...

    I would disagree with that. When welfare is a part of the culture you cannot separate the two. For example when a pregnant couple decides not to get married to keep from spoiling the welfare they...
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    Why does prison cost 30k/year.inmate when 5k...

    Why does prison cost 30k/year.inmate when 5k would do? That's why it doesn't work, hell it sounds like a vacation to me. Cinder block walls, concrete floor, a bucket to waste in, some people chow,...
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    Saw this on Facebook and it pretty much sums...

    Saw this on Facebook and it pretty much sums things up.
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