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    There have only been a few occasions where the...

    There have only been a few occasions where the new compressor came with a bag of screws for me.
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    I think the part that I was missing from the...

    I think the part that I was missing from the equation was time. Obviously, if I'm only brazing in a couple of valves or components the torch won't be running for an hour straight, a few minutes here...
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    If it is unsafe to withdraw more than 1/7th of...

    If it is unsafe to withdraw more than 1/7th of the cylinder contents per hour, does that mean with a MC Tank (10 cu.ft) I cannot use a tip that consumes more than 1.42 CFH? And with a B Tank (40...
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    What size acetylene tanks are you using with this...

    What size acetylene tanks are you using with this rosebud tip? I'm using a B-tank, should I be concerned with the 1/7th rule if my tank is getting low?
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    Let me know how you make out in defrost mode.

    Let me know how you make out in defrost mode.
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    What are the part numbers of the products you are...

    What are the part numbers of the products you are working with?
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    I don't have a tech support number for them, but...

    I don't have a tech support number for them, but try Powermatic in Halifax, they are the local suppier. They may have a contact number for tech support.
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    Are there any diagnostic codes showing up on the...

    Are there any diagnostic codes showing up on the board? Did you check all the wiring connections on the board, thermostat and air handler to ensure they are all tight?
    If there power bill was $1000,...
  9. I realize this is an old thread now, but.... does...

    I realize this is an old thread now, but.... does anybody have information of the bender used for the 2" stainless? Brand/model etc..?
  10. Thread: Pour foam

    by FrostGiant
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    16lb density foam, good lord! Now that would be...

    16lb density foam, good lord! Now that would be some good insulation!
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    There is a benchtop mounted one designed for...

    There is a benchtop mounted one designed for brake lines, maximum size is 1/2" though, and they cost much more. 3/4" and 7/8" would be nice.
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    Tubing Straightener

    Just came across this the other day. What are your guys thoughts?

    http://www.kwixuk.com
  13. I've ran into this before on a Lennox rooftop....

    I've ran into this before on a Lennox rooftop. The elbow on the discharge cracked and dropped the charge twice. The compressor ran fine, no excessive vibration, secure mounts etc.. We ended up...
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    I've been using the Fluke 971. If you really want...

    I've been using the Fluke 971. If you really want accuracy and more options, there's the Fluke 975. I doubt you'll be buying 6 of those to keep in the vans, though!
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    I will reinforce the notion that sulphur attacks...

    I will reinforce the notion that sulphur attacks the phosphorous in the Silphos joints. 56% is a great solution for joints in runs, bu not practical on the rest of the system. I've been servicing a...
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    Browning and Gates. Carlisle and Goodyear make a...

    Browning and Gates. Carlisle and Goodyear make a decent belt as well.
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    Fluke 80PK-8 and 80Pk-10

    Fluke 80PK-8 and 80Pk-10
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    I have rebuilt mine with success, the kit was...

    I have rebuilt mine with success, the kit was around $23. A lot of guys swear by the Appion tool.
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    http://sporlanonline.com/literature-and-educationa...

    http://sporlanonline.com/literature-and-educational-materials/electronic-controls/

    SD-213 SMA-12 – 12 VDC Bipolar Step Motor Actuator
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    The IPT book is actually published in Alberta, I...

    The IPT book is actually published in Alberta, I went to school in New Brunswick. Ask some of the older guys around in the trade they may have one, even the pipe fitters.
    I'm a service tech so I...
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    Swagelok Tube Bending Guide. I bought the book...

    Swagelok Tube Bending Guide. I bought the book and little slide rule, but they also published the info online.
    Also, the book "IPT'S Pipe Trades Training Manual" is an excellent resource. I picked...
  22. Thread: lunch ideas

    by FrostGiant
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    Protein Bars, Sweet Potato Chips, Mixed...

    Protein Bars, Sweet Potato Chips, Mixed Nuts/Flavored Nuts. Very quick and easy, can eat while driving and simple to prepare.
    Have lots of water or ice water available throughout the day. I bring...
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    Heat Gain Calculation - Transformers

    When sizing cooling equipment for a MCC Electrical room is there an accurate way to calculate the heat gain from large transformers.
    Is it as simple as KVA x 3.413 , or are there other factors to...
  24. http://cms.esi.info/Media/productImages/Tour_Ander...

    http://cms.esi.info/Media/productImages/Tour_Andersson_Ltd_STAD_balancing_valve_1.jpg
    Something like this?
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    http://di3-1.shoppingshadow.com/pi/i.ebayimg.com/0...

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    Ultrasonic Water Flow Meters

    Does anybody have any recommendations on what a good flow meter is on the market today? What are the price ranges for these?
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    I came across a company called Turbotec that...

    I came across a company called Turbotec that actually offers titanium/stainless steel coax coils, but haven't found much in terms of capacties, flow rates, dimensions and whatnot. Does anybody have...
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    We usually set the head pressure around 225-235...

    We usually set the head pressure around 225-235 on these systems, they're R-22. If there were ever a loss of water pressure or a restriction in the system causing the head pressure to rise, I'd...
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    What about brazed plate HXs? The plates are...

    What about brazed plate HXs? The plates are stainless steel but the brazing material is either copper or nickel. The water would still come in contact with the copper so I don't think I'd be any...
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    Cupronickel Condensers

    Does anybody here have experience with cupronickel condensers? How do they hold up in comparison to standard copper for water with moderate to high chlorine content? I checked with my supplier and...
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    As long as it was quiet enough, I have no...

    As long as it was quiet enough, I have no objections. Very sensitive to noise when sleeping. Could always insulate the compressor with acoustic lining?
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    Yes, a basement apartment.

    Yes, a basement apartment.
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    This is in a apartment so mini split is not an...

    This is in a apartment so mini split is not an option, not allowed to have penetrations through outside wall.
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    Small capacity window air conditioner

    Any recommendations on a small capacity (<5,000 btu) window air-conditioner. This is for a bedroom so low sound levels are essential. The room is just 100 sq.ft and in a basement.
  35. If you are referring to mini splits, Mitsubishi...

    If you are referring to mini splits, Mitsubishi has just released a system designed for server rooms with a higher sensible heat ratio (80-90%) and rated for continuous operation, even at -40C. It's...
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    I would not be concerned about a minimum suction...

    I would not be concerned about a minimum suction gas temperature as long as there is positive superheat. Oil dilution, flooding and slugging would be more of an issue at that point.
    I've seen low...
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    65F is the maximum recommended suction gas...

    65F is the maximum recommended suction gas temperature for a hermetic compressor in a air-conditioning or high-temp application.
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    Mastercraft from Canadian Tire has an open end...

    Mastercraft from Canadian Tire has an open end ratcheting wrench set.
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    ASHRAE Journal Back Issues

    Does anybody know where to purchase back issues of Ashrae Journal for a decent price? I'm looking for issues from the past couple of years mainly, but would consider older ones.
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    Every 2 degress of subcooling will increase...

    Every 2 degress of subcooling will increase evaporator capacity by 1%.
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    This is the AOP forum... only vetted members may...

    This is the AOP forum... only vetted members may post in the AOP area due to the DIY rules.

    Post removed.
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    I have the exact same unit, has been running...

    I have the exact same unit, has been running steady for about 2 years now.

    There is a condensate pump in the drain pan on the unit. As the condensate level rises, the float activates and pumps...
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    I thought prestolite was just another name for...

    I thought prestolite was just another name for air/acetylene. I use the TurboTorch setup with quick connects and the standard B Tank. The tips are use are the a-11,1-14 etc.. Will they fit with my...
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    The Cap'n hook is for Oxy as far as I can tell, I...

    The Cap'n hook is for Oxy as far as I can tell, I do not have an oxy rig, just straight acetylene. Do you have a link?
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    There are charts for the Suction Driers to...

    There are charts for the Suction Driers to determine when the cores should be changed, these go by pressure drop and are different for permanent and temporary installations. (Form 40-109 from...
  46. An enthalpy calculation will tell you how well...

    An enthalpy calculation will tell you how well the coil is performing.

    QT = 4.5 x cfm x Δh
    You will need a wet bulb temperature along with the listed dry bulb temps. to find the ΔEnthalpy. ...
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    Multiflame Torch Tips

    Does anybody know of any multiflame torch tips that are a available for Prestolite (Air/Acetylene) ? I have a seen all kinds of different shaped ones, "U", "V" wishbone and hook types, but there are...
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    Fluke 975 would cover the co, co2, wb, db and...

    Fluke 975 would cover the co, co2, wb, db and humidity...
    Fluke 983 performs particulate counts.

    Neither one of them is what I would call affordable though. As far as reliability and accuracy, I...
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    Fluke 52 II with 80pk-1 general probes and 80pk-8...

    Fluke 52 II with 80pk-1 general probes and 80pk-8 pipe clamp.
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    Was the air temperature remaining constant?

    Was the air temperature remaining constant?
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