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    when I worked for Carrier, it was company policy...

    when I worked for Carrier, it was company policy to check every unit cabinet with a NCV detector before touching it.....hardly ever did it though. we all get complacent I guess.
  2. Thread: Blu Vac

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    if you just have one, go to Target. the section...

    if you just have one, go to Target. the section with office supplies, etc. they have "pencil cases".....little aluminium case with locking latches, etc. go to a craft store, get soem foam, pull the...
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    if a tank isn't holding vacuum, there's something...

    if a tank isn't holding vacuum, there's something wrong with it, or your tools connected to it.

    if you've got hoses that haven't been used much, they could be gassing off under vacuum.

    the...
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    Just blow them put with nitrogen. Pump oil will...

    Just blow them put with nitrogen. Pump oil will be the least of your worries after a few years on the job. ;)
  5. Thread: Flag terminals

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    I think it'll be a benefit too. shouldn't cost...

    I think it'll be a benefit too.

    shouldn't cost any more really. every new Copeland comes with an accessory box that includes the terminal plug/wiring.
  6. Thread: Vac pump noise

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    there's not much in them. it was prolly a broken...

    there's not much in them. it was prolly a broken vane.
  7. Thread: Flag terminals

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    copeland has decided that people don't know how...

    copeland has decided that people don't know how to crimp sta-cons......as they weren't stayingconned. all new compressors are gonna be made to accept the molded 3 pin plugs.
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    I loved mine until about 2 months ago. a few...

    I loved mine until about 2 months ago. a few times the scale wouldn't power up, changed batteries, etc. it started working again, then about a month after it wouldn't synch up. didn't have any...
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    Oops, I prolly was. Was in a hurry.

    Oops, I prolly was. Was in a hurry.
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    That is the refrigerant saturation temp. Just...

    That is the refrigerant saturation temp.

    Just checked mine. Gauges zeroed, 410a is -51.3*psia
    -60.9* psig
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    one of the guys on here made one with some cap...

    one of the guys on here made one with some cap tube and piece of copper tube. he coiled the cap tube into the copper tube, and stuck some end caps with 1/4" fittings on each end.
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    I've had the TIF, and inficons. TIF is the most...

    I've had the TIF, and inficons. TIF is the most bang for the buck....good scale, great price. If you're doing big cylinders, the inficon is pretty much indestructable.....more pricey though.
    ...
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    Talked to a sporlan rep on Wed. Fittings, right...

    Talked to a sporlan rep on Wed. Fittings, right now, are roughly 8x cost of standard fittings. They want to get the tool price point around 3-5k. But the plan is for supply houses to be able to...
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    we've got some plants that this would be great...

    we've got some plants that this would be great in. some places you have to move heaven and earth to get a hot work permit.
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    its wired wrong. motor line and common is wrong...

    its wired wrong. motor line and common is wrong at the cap.
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    I would be worried about not having a combustion...

    I would be worried about not having a combustion analyzer factory calibrated every year. if you were to end up in a sticky legal situation, a do-it-yourself job could bite you hard.
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    if you just want customers to feel good about it,...

    if you just want customers to feel good about it, use the phone app.

    if you need it for customers where you need to prove results, get a decibel meter. do some research though, there are...
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    Say you're at 27" vacuum, if you introduce...

    Say you're at 27" vacuum, if you introduce nitrogen, you don't have to break vacuum. You can go to say 16" (just as an example) and you will see a jump on your micron gauge, that is the moisture...
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    One thing to keep in mind going bigger and...

    One thing to keep in mind going bigger and faster. You can easily pass the freezing point of water inside the system.
  20. I've had a set of offset ratcheting wrenches from...

    I've had a set of offset ratcheting wrenches from there for almost 5 years, had no problems.

    bought a set of craftsman, one broke (jammed) within 2 months of use.

    bought a gear wrench set,...
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    notice I said "correct" fittings. My aim was...

    notice I said "correct" fittings. My aim was more to discourage the use of plumbing fixture shut off valves, than to discourage making your own tree.
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    being a professional in this career field can be...

    being a professional in this career field can be expensive. there are some things you can save money on by building your own, others you can't. I'm sure you could build a vacuum tree using the...
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    there are a few companies that make "pelican"...

    there are a few companies that make "pelican" type cases, but are a bit more affordable. if you want durable, that type is the best route.
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    So, I like playing with anemometers as much as...

    So, I like playing with anemometers as much as the next guy, but what is the real usefulness? Without. A flow hood, it's just guessing really.
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    some manifolds can be rebuilt.

    some manifolds can be rebuilt.
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    I've had a 5 for a little over 4 years, compared...

    I've had a 5 for a little over 4 years, compared it to testos, etc. it's always been the same. originally they came with plastic ports that some people broke, and crappy rigid hose. they all have...
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    I got the 6 too. That pressure switch tester is...

    I got the 6 too. That pressure switch tester is awesome. Used it the other day to set a replacement (adjustable) press switch exactly where the old one opened/closed.
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    If they are cracked, replace them. Hoses are a...

    If they are cracked, replace them. Hoses are a wear item, they should be replaced. I change mine every year or two.
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    Poll: I'm torn on the idea. I see the original intent...

    I'm torn on the idea. I see the original intent of this area, but I'm not sure it adds value to the site. There are so few people(pros) really changing or inventing products that I just see this...
  30. Thread: Safety glasses

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    recently got some from fastenall I've been fairly...

    recently got some from fastenall I've been fairly pleased with, black rim, individually packaged.

    the problem I have is finding a pair that doesn't sit so close to your face that they fog up...
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    That's kinda what I meant. If you're in a plant...

    That's kinda what I meant. If you're in a plant and deal with that stuff regularly, you'll already have that covered. For most people 400 inrush is enough.

    I've been thinking of getting one for...
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    that's my only complaint about the FP SC series...

    that's my only complaint about the FP SC series meters. although, if you're constantly needing something to get over 400amps, you're into more specialty tools anyway.
  33. if you examine valve cores....replacements, ones...

    if you examine valve cores....replacements, ones that come with stems, and ones in units, there are slight variations in the size of the bead on the ends. some are pretty fat.
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    we've got a flammable storage warehouse that...

    we've got a flammable storage warehouse that practically takes an act of god to get a hot work permit in. I'd try these in it. (HP80)

    I don't know about the 700psi though, I'd be happier if they...
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    if you look real close, you can see they tied all...

    if you look real close, you can see they tied all the segments together, and pulled it up from the roof. the rope is actually holding it up.
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    Ive had the 5/16th appion for about a year and...

    Ive had the 5/16th appion for about a year and have never used it.

    if you're doing residential, get two of the 1/4's.
  37. Thread: bluvac

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    open it up and see if the plug came off the board.

    open it up and see if the plug came off the board.
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    There are companies that have remote control...

    There are companies that have remote control vehicles to inspect the interiors of piping etc. Might look into that, or try your own. Might run into trouble with radio controlled though.
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    notice his first attempt was painters tape.

    notice his first attempt was painters tape.
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    I've got the LC and the TP3. The LC hasn't left...

    I've got the LC and the TP3. The LC hasn't left the van for months. Got pretty much everything I need in the TP3.
  41. By saying "wand", I'm ASSuming non contact...

    By saying "wand", I'm ASSuming non contact voltage detector.
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    I hadn't seen the 640, got some nice features on...

    I hadn't seen the 640, got some nice features on it.
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    I've had a 56 for about 4 years, and a 57 for...

    I've had a 56 for about 4 years, and a 57 for under a year. The only problem I've had is that the 56 got a little funky after being rained on one day. After it dried out, it has been fine, that was...
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    if you contact appion (TTT) they will send you...

    if you contact appion (TTT) they will send you repair parts for your core tools.
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    :eek: wow......

    :eek:

    wow......
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    Field piece SC56 or SC57, they do pretty much...

    Field piece SC56 or SC57, they do pretty much everything (including millivolts), 57 is wireless, and will work with any of the heads when you buy the transmitter.

    For the price, FP, is best bang...
  47. I thought there were restrictions on refrigerant...

    I thought there were restrictions on refrigerant and vacuum pump oil because of the possible refrigerant content. Seem to remember hearing you shouldn't take it to places that recycle motor oil....
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    I've had 2 of the flukes for a few years. One...

    I've had 2 of the flukes for a few years. One rides in my go bag, and holds up well.
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    I've never really thought much about hilmor...

    I've never really thought much about hilmor tools, they always kinda felt cheap. they seem to be trying to remake their image though....

    I've had the fieldpeice dual temp meter for 4 or five...
  50. any tracer that puts a signal on the wire should...

    any tracer that puts a signal on the wire should do the trick. there are plenty of variations. some do it with a live circuit, some don't. I got a kit from grainger that puts a tracer on a live...
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