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    My opinion, and it sounds like you're relatively...

    My opinion, and it sounds like you're relatively new in trade, so I'm going to diverge a bit from your original topic and share some larger advice, here.

    Stop dropping big cash on these type of...
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    For that type of use, you just about cannot go...

    For that type of use, you just about cannot go wrong with something like a 3x-9x scope.

    I wouldn't get too worried about fancy things like reticles, clicky knobs, BDCs, focus knobs and parallax. ...
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    What, exactly, do you plan on doing with the...

    What, exactly, do you plan on doing with the rifle?

    That is critical in scope selection.

    Do you want precision? Do you want speed of target acquisition?

    Tell me more about what shooting you...
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    575671 New projectile delivery system. .308...

    575671

    New projectile delivery system.

    .308 Win 16 1/2" barrel Savage Axis.
  5. temp splits ALONE are nearly meaningless. They...

    temp splits ALONE are nearly meaningless.

    They can point towards one problem or another, but aren't exactly a diagnostic for system performance.

    Taken as part of a larger set of readings,...
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    Alright... Been reading along and kind of...

    Alright...

    Been reading along and kind of playing along, now I'm gonna weigh in.

    I'd come out to help you, but Columbus is about a 3.5 hour drive for me, so that's kind of out of the question....
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    I use the silicone tubing for aquariums. Yeah,...

    I use the silicone tubing for aquariums.

    Yeah, it's smallish, but it'll fit. It's stretchy stuff.
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    Sounds extremely overcharged. My comment was...

    Sounds extremely overcharged.

    My comment was specifically directed at this part of your earlier post:

    and, when read in maybe too quick of a manner, it almost sounded like you were saying that...
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    This doesn't make any sense. If you locate the...

    This doesn't make any sense.

    If you locate the LLSV closer to the evap, there is less liquid to pump out of the system before the pressure starts to drop.

    If the LLSV is located at the...
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    Holster arrived today. Very happy with it...

    Holster arrived today.

    Very happy with it after a few hours of carrying.

    Much easier to keep concealed than the Blackhawk Sherpa. Might be making some adjustments to ride height, but that's...
  11. THIS. It is only insulation. It doesn't STOP...

    THIS.

    It is only insulation. It doesn't STOP heat transfer, only slows it down.

    Extremely cold line in a very warm space? Yep. It's gonna sweat.

    I've seen some freezer lines take 1" or...
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    Moved to Wall of Shame

    Moved to Wall of Shame
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    The only complaint I had with mine, and I...

    The only complaint I had with mine, and I ultimately wound up resolving it by reading the manual.

    It would turn itself on in my toolbag, drain the batteries and wind up with a little...
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    We tried this with very poor results. It...

    We tried this with very poor results.

    It wasn't compatible with my company phone. It did work with my tablet, sorta... About as well as it worked on the iPhones I tested it on. Which wasn't...
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    MMM.. I'll have to be careful with that when I...

    MMM.. I'll have to be careful with that when I ride, then...

    I hadn't thought about the possibility of damaging the kydex holster when I crash.
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    I have been getting very good results with my...

    I have been getting very good results with my Kestrel.

    It isn't an HVAC specific tool, but it works well as one.

    I have the Kestrel 1000
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    It works very well on small units as a...

    It works very well on small units as a temperature and defrost control.

    Since what we are mostly concerned about is coil temperature, cycling on pressure is an excellent way to control defrost.
    ...
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    http://www.nbc4i.com/story/28588964/new-gun-laws-t...

    http://www.nbc4i.com/story/28588964/new-gun-laws-take-effect-today

    Good news for those folks local to Ohio
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    Don't post prices.

    Don't post prices.
  20. I thought that they were threaded in. 1/8"...

    I thought that they were threaded in.

    1/8" pipe thread is what I thought.

    I could be wrong, though.

    If it's welded, buy a compressor.
  21. Thread: R-407A

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    Got a smartphone? I use the Bitzer PT App on...

    Got a smartphone?

    I use the Bitzer PT App on my phone and tablet.
  22. Yeah... Never had a reason to give it a name. ...

    Yeah... Never had a reason to give it a name.

    If Copeland isn't selling it, I'd be heading to a supply house for some materials and build something that would work.


    I would seriously be...
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    A little of both, I think. I like to put a...

    A little of both, I think.

    I like to put a tiny drop on a core or in a cap. It is really difficult to do that with the red. It sticks and stretches and just generally doesn't cooperate.

    With...
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    IMO, the red nylog is almost unuseable. It it...

    IMO, the red nylog is almost unuseable.

    It it too thick.
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    Yep. I agree wholeheartedly. This forum...

    Yep. I agree wholeheartedly.

    This forum turned me on to nylog and I'm a convert. I keep a few bottles of "snot" around. Like you, one in each bag, generally.


    A trick on those service...
  26. Thread: R-407A

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    Low airflow tends to create a high temp...

    Low airflow tends to create a high temp difference across the evap and show up in low supply air temps.

    You are correct in that we have precious little to go on.

    Basing on the evap pressure, I...
  27. Thread: R-407A

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    R407a, as you have correctly seen is a blend with...

    R407a, as you have correctly seen is a blend with a glide.

    Now, let's think about what this MEANS to us, practically...

    The "bubble point" in your example (55#) is 20F while the "dew point" is...
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    Thanks for reiterating what I was saying. I...

    Thanks for reiterating what I was saying.

    I see so many guys with those things on their rifles and I just cringe. I can't crane my neck up to see the scope and, well, they can't shoot aspirin at...
  29. Thread: New House

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    moved to AOP

    moved to AOP
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    Well, I don't go commando, but I generally don't...

    Well, I don't go commando, but I generally don't wear a T-shirt under my T-shirt in the summer.


    I'm SERIOUSLY considering another little J-frame.

    DAMN I miss that little gun. A Galco "deep...
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    I don't use special gloves for refrigerant, just...

    I don't use special gloves for refrigerant, just a simple pair of Mechanix brand gloves from Lowes. Same ones I wear for pretty much everything.

    If it's blowing that much, I'll walk away. Maybe...
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    I despise most of those devices. Rather than...

    I despise most of those devices.

    Rather than even attempt much in the way of diagnosis with electronics, given the amount of difficulty you've already had, just replace it.

    While you're at it,...
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    Well, one of the first things I would look at is...

    Well, one of the first things I would look at is the other tech.

    I have seen one head gasket blow out like that, and I found that the head bolts were not torqued properly when the machine was...
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    I've seen those gaudy, goofy looking things. I...

    I've seen those gaudy, goofy looking things. I just don't think I can bring myself to carry that 90's looking faux PDA case on my belt



    I have a pocket holster for my "no gun" gun. A...
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    Yeah, what manufacturers call "low temp" and what...

    Yeah, what manufacturers call "low temp" and what we call "low temp" are often two different things.
  36. Here's the thumbnail. The internal volume of...

    Here's the thumbnail.

    The internal volume of the hose is extremely small. The effect of any TINY leak will be magnified on that very small volume.

    I agree with those who say to test your rig...
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    Let's look at the question. Where to measure...

    Let's look at the question.

    Where to measure "rack superheat" or return gas temperature.

    Not to oversimplify, but the answer is "At the rack"

    For rack superheat, I usually use a temperature...
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    Crossbreed was the other one I was looking at. ...

    Crossbreed was the other one I was looking at.

    I went with Aliengear for the neoprene holster base.

    I don't think I can deal with half a square foot of leather directly on my skin all day. ...
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    Now ya talking. If you want to make hits at...

    Now ya talking.

    If you want to make hits at those ranges, see- thru mounts just aren't going to cut it IMO.

    I've never seen a long range gun with those tall, flimsy mounts on it.
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    Speaking personally, and I should have made this...

    Speaking personally, and I should have made this clear in our earlier discussion on your gun.


    SCREW SEE THRU MOUNTS.

    They stand too high to allow for a proper cheek-weld on the gun that will...
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    It depends on a few things. How much gas am I...

    It depends on a few things.

    How much gas am I adding? A few pounds or a few hundred?

    Where is the unit? In the kitchen? IN a mechanical room? Outdoors?

    If I'm adding a couple of pounds...
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    I have this one in my service truck. Not a...

    I have this one in my service truck.

    Not a wire feed, but for around $150, I can NOT complain about its performance.

    For what I understand of your description, this would be just about exactly...
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    :cheers: How you making out with that rifle of...

    :cheers:

    How you making out with that rifle of yours?

    No offense intended by my post. I re-read it and it might have been a bit condescending and that wasn't my intent at all.
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    Anyone using Aliengear?

    I have been looking for a new CC holster.

    I'm using a Blackhawk Sherpa right now and, while it's a fine holster for colder weather, concealing it with shorts and a T-shirt isn't going to be easy....
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    Generally, the term "specialty" pistol is applied...

    Generally, the term "specialty" pistol is applied to those that fall outside the normal realm of revolvers and autoloaders.

    The Judge, while a cool pistol, doesn't really meet the defintion of...
  46. Thread: Dual Fuel

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    Moved to AOP residential

    Moved to AOP residential
  47. Well, yeah, I used to think that way. Then I...

    Well, yeah, I used to think that way.

    Then I realized that teaching the helper to take over my job in 15 or 20 years actually WAS my job.

    So, I started to teach them the hows and whys of smart,...
  48. Yep. Stop lifting stuff. I tell guys I'm the...

    Yep.

    Stop lifting stuff. I tell guys I'm the laziest guy they'll ever meet. If it weighs more than about 30 pounds, I'm not picking it up. PERIOD.

    I will find a way to move it that...
  49. Yeah, I tried to make that by bolting two pieces...

    Yeah, I tried to make that by bolting two pieces together. That's how I figured out that the trolley won't pass a bolt through the strut... :eek2:
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    I think that you have multiple problems, really....

    I think that you have multiple problems, really.

    #1 is an improperly sized furnace. Yes, it will run short cycles and satisfy quickly and not make you comfortable.

    #2 is an insulation issue. ...
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