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    I cut the rubber tubes back some more, about 12"...

    I cut the rubber tubes back some more, about 12" and connected to 1/4" aluminum tubing and compression fittings to the ports. The repair has held up, I guess the rubber tubes were in worse condition...
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    Yeah I'll try doing that. I was surprised at how...

    Yeah I'll try doing that. I was surprised at how quickly it cracked though. I cut it back a couple of inches so the tube slipping over the barb type fitting was in pretty good condition, pliable...
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    Blodgett oven pressure switch

    One of my customers has a Blodgett oven that would not fire. I found the pressure differential switch was not made. I've worked on other Blodgetts, but have not seen one with a pressure switch. ...
  4. Thread: pipe threader

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    I agree, Ridgid all the way. I also like the...

    I agree, Ridgid all the way. I also like the REMS portable threader, I've used it on a lot of steel pipe in tight spaces. I think Westward is a Grainger company. I bought some Westward 24" pipe...
  5. I don't know of anyone I would recommend in the...

    I don't know of anyone I would recommend in the SD area. I suggest you go on the North American Technical Excellence (NATE.org) website. This testing organization is endorsed by ALL major equipment...
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    From my experience with mini-splits, they don't...

    From my experience with mini-splits, they don't shut down when they reach set point because the indoor fan, compressor and even the condenser motors ramp up and down based on load. The Fujitsu units...
  7. Mods- Remove pricing Poster- Read the rules, no...

    Mods- Remove pricing
    Poster- Read the rules, no pricing in this forum
    Original poster- I like the Honeywell electronic air cleaners. What you are referring to is the pressure loss across the...
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    What kind of flux do you guys use with Staybrite 8

    What kind of flux do you guys use with Staybrite 8
  9. Thread: 22 phase out

    by rclaoac
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    I was told at York factory training that you...

    I was told at York factory training that you would not have to pull out a charge when you have a 410a leak. R22 is getting expensive, I stocked up on a pallet a few months ago and have seen prices...
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    A smoke test is done to identify leaks on...

    A smoke test is done to identify leaks on connections and joints in ductwork.
  11. 1) The system may not work right. Efficiency...

    1) The system may not work right. Efficiency will be affected. The net cooling will be degraded. No warranty on new condensing unit from the equipment manufacturer.
    2) You could replace an old...
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    Yes, it's a treated closed loop, I have pulled...

    Yes, it's a treated closed loop, I have pulled the barrel ends and the condenser tubes are not bad, I brushed them anyways.

    The pump is on the roof, I don't see it getting any more than a couple...
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    Condenser water loop

    I have a 9 floor building with a closed loop system feeding condenser water to 5 water cooled condensers on the fifth floor and (1) 4 ton water cooled a/c unit on the basement floor. My pumps,...
  14. Thread: subcontracting

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    IRS stopped contractors from hiring subs? I'm in...

    IRS stopped contractors from hiring subs? I'm in California and have never heard of such a thing. I sub out work quite often. C-21? What is that? I'm a C-20, mechanical air conditioning and warm...
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    Re: hes not asking for your opinon!

    I understand what he is asking. I offer my opinion and advice to a fellow skilled tradesman, and hopefully a soon to be fellow licensed contractor, in hopes to guide him in making a good businsess...
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    Mike, study for the test. The questions on the...

    Mike, study for the test. The questions on the test are not suppose to be easy. The exam is designed to test the applicant on both the business aspects as well as knowledge of the trade. In other...
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    Are you sure that's chilled water piped to the...

    Are you sure that's chilled water piped to the coil? Maybe it's the condenser loop.
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    Got my NATE cert. not too long ago. The exam was...

    Got my NATE cert. not too long ago. The exam was a lot easier than the California Contractor exam. It's good to have something nationally reconized. I'm dissappointed at how the wallet cards and...
  19. I have been installing Fujitsu's for the last 2...

    I have been installing Fujitsu's for the last 2 years and so far, I've been happy with them. I recently tried to submit for a rebate from a local utility and found out the 16.5 SEER 2 ton unit I...
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    If it's an older coil, it will have to be...

    If it's an older coil, it will have to be replaced in order to get the 13 SEER efficiency.
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    The TXV opens and closes based on refrigerant...

    The TXV opens and closes based on refrigerant superheat of the outlet of the evaporator. Why would you want to vacuum with only one hose hooked up to the system? It would take longer and you'd have...
  22. Thread: solar screens

    by rclaoac
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    You have to make sure the tint is the type that...

    You have to make sure the tint is the type that reflects rather than absorbs heat.
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    I installed 6 of these in July. The plastic...

    I installed 6 of these in July. The plastic motorized louvers made noise on one of the units and wallmounting metal plate is lightweight. You need to make sure that you put enough screws on the...
  24. Thread: short story

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    Wow, 30K over asking is a lot. I guess that's...

    Wow, 30K over asking is a lot. I guess that's why the house was listed low in the first place, banks don't like owning properties, they just like to hang on to the loans. They routinely open with...
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    I think the cook should stick to his day job!

    I think the cook should stick to his day job!
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