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    I buy a decent amount of stuff on ebay. Theres a...

    I buy a decent amount of stuff on ebay. Theres a number of reputable sellers on there, some are simply online outlets for regular supply houses. Like i know johnstone Philadelphia sells under...
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    Milwaukee LED upgrade, works well in my cheap 18v...

    Milwaukee LED upgrade, works well in my cheap 18v ryobi flashlight...
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    Home depot has always sold meters. Walk down the...

    Home depot has always sold meters. Walk down the electrical aisle, they sell ideal and klein meters. They used to sell greenlee meters before they got the klein exclusive deal.

    As for the...
  4. Thread: Mr slim tools

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    bender comes in handy so the installs look nice

    bender comes in handy so the installs look nice
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    I bet the building inspector kept harassing the...

    I bet the building inspector kept harassing the installer about sealing the joints and the installer finally said screw it, and troweled the whole thing just to shut him up.
  6. Thread: Lost for words

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    Ah, the old cuban ductless split

    Ah, the old cuban ductless split
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    awe its a love connection

    awe its a love connection
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    $239? LOL It sounds like a fishtank air pump...

    $239? LOL

    It sounds like a fishtank air pump so I looked online and you can get a battery powered fish tank air pump like this one for under $15...
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    http://www.generaltools.com/Products/Ratcheting-Pl...

    http://www.generaltools.com/Products/Ratcheting-Plastic-Pipe-and-Hose-Cutter-(1-58)__1191.aspx

    pretty sure I picked mine up at home depot in the plumbing isle for $20 or so. Had it for two years...
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    pff, they should have used a rag soaked in salt...

    pff, they should have used a rag soaked in salt water to stop the leaks :P
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    sell them a freezestat while you're at it :)

    sell them a freezestat while you're at it :)
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    doh, double post

    doh, double post
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    Clean and Carry 2gal vac from sears goes on sears...

    Clean and Carry 2gal vac from sears goes on sears every now and then for $15
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00917713000P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2

    If i didn't have that already I...
  14. Thread: Mini R22 tank?

    by skoonen
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    You carry your tools and tanks? Pff... Magnacart...

    You carry your tools and tanks? Pff... Magnacart
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00987615000P

    As for a lighter tank, when you use a tank and have a few pounds left in it just put it to...
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    I seem to have the opposite luck with hoses. The...

    I seem to have the opposite luck with hoses. The yellow jacket ones seem to work very well and the NRP ones seem cheap to me. Either way the hoses seem to last a long while, I change the gaskets...
  16. Thread: fan belt

    by skoonen
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    BX belts tend to outlast regular B belts as the...

    BX belts tend to outlast regular B belts as the cogs allow them to run cooler and their added flexibility can tolerate slight pulley misalignments better.
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    Pressure washers are not too powerful at all, we...

    Pressure washers are not too powerful at all, we use them on everything. For gas washers you want to use the 40degree angle tip which provides a nice wide powerful spray and blasts the stuff right...
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    Sometimes in the city we cant use water so we'll...

    Sometimes in the city we cant use water so we'll just get a couple 60# bottles of nitrogen and blow them out. Doesnt get them "clean" but cleans enough to keep them on line.

    Otherwise id get 10...
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    Get a megaflow setup and pull the vac in a day?

    Get a megaflow setup and pull the vac in a day?
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    I like the plastic cases with clear tops and ...

    I like the plastic cases with clear tops and bins. Harbor freight sells them for a really good price too

    Large parts 8 bin version
    http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4849/image5095.jpg...
  21. It does work, the idea behind it is sound. ...

    It does work, the idea behind it is sound. However I'm cheap so instead I just use a valve core remover with a 1/4 female x 3/8 male adapter and run the 3/8 hose right my jb pump with no manifold. ...
  22. News link: Man loses arm after trying to fix his own furnace

    Trapped man almost cut arm off
    * From correspondents in Hartford, Connecticut
    * From: AP
    * June 11, 2010 8:40AM



    A MAN trapped for at least three days with his arm stuck in his furnace has...
  23. This thing was a real pos from the 70s that had...

    This thing was a real pos from the 70s that had been hacked to pieces. It would prob take a day just to trace out all the wires that have been jumped out.
  24. Kinda proud of my hack this weekend - 2 new scrolls in old snyder general

    So my friend asked me to do him a favor and change two compressors for him this weekend because hes backlogged. No problem, figured it was a straight forward deal, I was wrong.

    Budget was...
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    Ridgid e110...

    Ridgid e110
    http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/1277/f2acb2494bd84faca8ae0b0.jpg

    Solenoids, txv's, unions
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    Or you can just buy a $10 pump sprayer from...

    Or you can just buy a $10 pump sprayer from harbor freight or a bleach sprayer from home depot/lowes which works just as well. Ive had the same $10 HF ($8 on sale) sprayer going on two seasons now...
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    take it apart and change the o-rings. can get an...

    take it apart and change the o-rings. can get an o-ring assortment kit from harbor freight or an autoparts store.
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    Know whats good for changing rotolocks? Giant...

    Know whats good for changing rotolocks?

    Giant adjustables from harbor freight
    http://www.harborfreight.com/15-inch-18-inch-and-24-inch-jumbo-adjustable-wrenches-751.html
  29. Thread: vacuum pump

    by skoonen
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    check craigslist tools section, there seems to...

    check craigslist tools section, there seems to always be someone unloading their old ac stuff on there
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    Ive got an h10pm and the fieldpiece as well. I...

    Ive got an h10pm and the fieldpiece as well. I use the fieldpiece on everything first. Works great. The only time i break out the h10 is when I cant find anything and I want to double check it so...
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    I'd buy the megaflow setup before the pump. ...

    I'd buy the megaflow setup before the pump. Regular vac pumps are pretty durable and effective, but you need to change the oil and use big enough hoses or copper to pull down faster.
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    I have an old ridgid eccentric flare tool with...

    I have an old ridgid eccentric flare tool with the clutch so you dont over do it and it works great. I just go by the old nickle thickness above the block rule.
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    I saw a couple mammoths that looked like that...

    I saw a couple mammoths that looked like that recently, but they didnt have those handles on the doors. Instead they had hasp type latches on all the doors.
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    I had the fieldpiece head, never trusted it...

    I had the fieldpiece head, never trusted it because if i messed with the test leads the numbers would change. Replaced it with the J/B micron gauge because noone local had the yellow jacket instock...
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    Check blower amps. It may feel fine but if youre...

    Check blower amps. It may feel fine but if youre drawing half the rated amps then its not moving the right amount of air. Also make sure theres no fire dampers shut in the duct work or blocked...
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    Very nice work. Only one little nitpick about...

    Very nice work. Only one little nitpick about the drain lines. Should have put unions after each unit, and tees w/ caps on the left and down runs instead of 90s so you can easy blow them out when...
  37. Thread: Ever see this?

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    Usually on the larger threaded pipe we use quick...

    Usually on the larger threaded pipe we use quick wick or lamp wick, whatever ya want to call it, comes in a ball from the plumbing supply house.
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    Dont even waste your time trying to do it on the...

    Dont even waste your time trying to do it on the wall. Pump the system down or recover, undo the flares and tape them off so nothing gets inside them while working and then find a nice workspace to...
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    Cooper mfm300 has 3 temp inputs (like audio...

    Cooper mfm300 has 3 temp inputs (like audio jacks) and 2 'universal' inputs (ps2 keyboard looking things) that they use for the transducers. It calculates superheat/subcooling for you, can display...
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    I think you would have to compare a new wrench...

    I think you would have to compare a new wrench from HD to a new one from a supply house, they are probably the same. 10 years ago they probably used a better aluminum alloy and had higher quality...
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    I have a set of Kleins and they are ok, but the...

    I have a set of Kleins and they are ok, but the one screwdriver I use everyday is my cheap $2.97 Buck Bros. 6-in-1 from home depot

    http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6779/b6bc3b7fdb474cd88b1516e.jpg...
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    I think id rather have the ultra step...

    I think id rather have the ultra step
    http://www.littlegiantladders.com/products/family/2

    Its a tripod type design. Also they have way more ladders than that site you linked, i think thats just...
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    No, doll hairs..they are worth almost nothing

    No, doll hairs..they are worth almost nothing
  44. Thread: No airflow

    by skoonen
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    Those York? units on either side of the rheems...

    Those York? units on either side of the rheems must run like crap with the rheems pumping hot air out the tops and the yorks sucking it right in.
  45. Thread: belts

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    So you want to know if you have something like a...

    So you want to know if you have something like a 5L600 what that translates to for a B belt? Here a link to the browning belt drives & bearings reference guide. Gives you the length and pitch for...
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    that picture must be fake, theres way too much...

    that picture must be fake, theres way too much room to work around that unit AND its well lit.
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    Was wondering if any of you guys had updates on...

    Was wondering if any of you guys had updates on your experiences with this meter. I'm thinking of getting a new meter and was hoping this one is worth it.

    Right now I have a fieldpiece sc76 and I...
  48. Thread: DIY Gas line

    by skoonen
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    Oh wow, I didnt realize that was a 90% furnace, I...

    Oh wow, I didnt realize that was a 90% furnace, I thought that black thing coming out from the top was an insulated suction line! WOW. So the genius piped propane gas line into the inducer assembly...
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    Up here most units just have the ptrap off the...

    Up here most units just have the ptrap off the condensate dripping onto the roof. Sometimes a patio block will be put under it to dissipate the water so its not constantly hitting the same point on...
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    Wow, that should be fun when it snows.

    Wow, that should be fun when it snows.
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