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    I hate to point out the obvious, but this may be...

    I hate to point out the obvious, but this may be a good time to purchase a "lil popper" breaker, while you learn how to use your meter.
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    amen

    amen
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    The uv light will treat the symptom, and may...

    The uv light will treat the symptom, and may cover some of the odor. IMHO, this isn't a solution. It's like using sunblock after you're burnt.
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    I've been waiting for Veto to come out with one...

    I've been waiting for Veto to come out with one (backpack) with a spot for a laptop. I have a few calls that I carry my LC (26 lbs) and my laptop bag (9lbs) and have to go up a ladder chute. Even...
  5. My fault beenthere, I was attempting to help, but...

    My fault beenthere, I was attempting to help, but didn't realize it was in the open forum.

    If you moved it I'd like to pick it up in the pro forum.
  6. Yes...If you

    Yes...If you
  7. Central City Air. They are still going strong. ...

    Central City Air. They are still going strong. I worked there for a couple of years and left shortly after David passed. There was plenty to be learned from their design and very few things to...
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    I personally would streer clear of anything...

    I personally would streer clear of anything carrier produces in little Mehico. The Ce3axa coil comes to mind. Psssssssss Sounds familiar. Carrier does however offer the Infinity which would make...
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    We're die hard Lennox dealers because they are on...

    We're die hard Lennox dealers because they are on the cutting edge of the industry. They have the Harmony III zone system, 2 stage scroll compressors, Variable speed indoor and outdoor motors etc......
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    In most cases with a "normal existing house" a...

    In most cases with a "normal existing house" a 1.5 ton would be a little light and a 2 ton would be a little much. I'm unable to tell what part of the world your in to determine heat load.

    The...
  11. Either way you are getting what you pay for. The...

    Either way you are getting what you pay for. The VS conversion kits that I've checked on cost more than the VS furnace. If there was one out there that wasn't over priced it would be usefull.
    ...
  12. I've been running into some similar situations...

    I've been running into some similar situations with the conversion to 410-a. Recently had some customers that didn't want to replace the furnace (because we don't use them for heat much here.) ...
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    The other factor would include how much time you...

    The other factor would include how much time you are willing to spend away from your family. Time on the road is a major factor that has been known to shorten your lifespan. Plane crashes are in...
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    Probably the smell of electric heat instead of...

    Probably the smell of electric heat instead of the heat pump. Some adjustment may need to be made to stage the electric heat further away from the heat pump regular operation.


    Could be as...
  15. Codes are different everywhere you go. If you...

    Codes are different everywhere you go. If you have a copper gas line here, when you upgrade the furnace you have to upgrade the gas line. It is a code violation to simply connect the new furnace. ...
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    Second that motion. At least EVERYONE would kow...

    Second that motion. At least EVERYONE would kow what we are dealing with fom the start.

    "It's amazing what you can get used to."
  17. Good looking job. Is that a copper gas line...

    Good looking job.

    Is that a copper gas line that feeds the black pipe for the furnace? The only other tweak I could come up with was the radius 90 connecting to the furnace. It doesn't appear...
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    ....and then we can all work for the government,...

    ....and then we can all work for the government, or be on welfare (which is another form of working for the government). We are discussing a government that has no "means" of income. They don't...
  19. I second that.

    I second that.
  20. Snow Blower? I've seen these things in the kids...

    Snow Blower? I've seen these things in the kids books, but didn't know the actually existed.
  21. I'm here as usual playin some nin Gin doe. ...

    I'm here as usual playin some nin Gin doe. Thinking about cookin something on the pit in the morning.
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    MEPJOBS all the way. That is how my current job...

    MEPJOBS all the way. That is how my current job found me. I'm still on there just "keepin' an eye out."
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    If you want to relo to Houston, I could put you...

    If you want to relo to Houston, I could put you to work on Monday. It is very hard to find someone in this business with a passion to work, in this industry.
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    You can do the same thing without a laptop. I...

    You can do the same thing without a laptop. I did it for years, and still use it for a backup.

    Make copies of EVERYTHING. Store them by customer in a pen-do-flex folder. Works great, let your...
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    I use "waves of information". On the front...

    I use "waves of information".

    On the front line is the Blackberry and or the note pad. This would include any pictures and scribbles that can only be decoded by me.

    Next, comes the actual...
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    Sounds like your legally confused. If you...

    Sounds like your legally confused. If you recover and disable the unit, you have taken away the small amount of cooling it had. When someone overheats in the home, it would be your fault. Your...
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    Home depot (no we don't work for them) has...

    Home depot (no we don't work for them) has stackable dividers make to go inside a bucket. These things are great and reasonably inexpensive. You could have one divider for electrical, one for...
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    Oh the lost art of the 5 gallon bucket. I still...

    Oh the lost art of the 5 gallon bucket. I still use about 5 of them in my truck everyday, and that is the best way to sort pvc fittings unless you have a truck dedicated to sprinkler system...
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    Almost all of the apartment jobs I've seen...

    Almost all of the apartment jobs I've seen require few or no tools of your own. This would be a good place to "cut your teeth" in the industy. I think it is a common practice for the apartment...
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    Sounds like your heading in the right direction...

    Sounds like your heading in the right direction Jujo. however, it would be nice to know what part of the world your coming from and maybe a little history wouldn't hurt.

    couldn't tell much from...
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    Don't forget how the temperature of the actual...

    Don't forget how the temperature of the actual gun affects the reading. If the gun is cold the temp reading will be lower, and if it is warm the reading will be higher. This is true on ever IR gun...
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    The Plenum Whisperer?:rolleyes:

    The Plenum Whisperer?:rolleyes:
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    IR guns read "surface temp", and they only do...

    IR guns read "surface temp", and they only do that with some accuracy when there isn't a glare.

    Take your readings close to their source. Return can and transition from the furnace OR...
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    Always use the best tools. It makes you job...

    Always use the best tools. It makes you job easier, and at the end of the day you are generally more profitable.

    IMHO as long as you VALUE your tools, your coworkers will recognize that, and...
  35. You are right on track, but it sounds more like...

    You are right on track, but it sounds more like the system may be running out of 24 volts. If the system is setup to be controlled off of one board and the other is a "slave" the system may have...
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    That's why I love to work alone or simply train...

    That's why I love to work alone or simply train someone. Jobsites = chaos. Now that I have my Veto, the other guys are almost afraid to touch it. I generally have more tools and better tools than...
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    If you buy a good flashlight you more than likely...

    If you buy a good flashlight you more than likely won't lose it. Mine is one of the few things that rides up front, because it charges next to the driver seat.

    I just bought another one so one...
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    Very good advice, almost all of the portable...

    Very good advice, almost all of the portable generators put out sloppy power. This frequently causes electronics to freak and shutdown or constantly restart. However the natural gas generators that...
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    if you have free nat gas review my previous post....

    if you have free nat gas review my previous post.

    The nat gas generator runs only 3 to 4 hours a day for 24 hours of power.

    forget the gas a/c and quit trying to re-invent the wheel.
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    If you have gas available but not electricity I...

    If you have gas available but not electricity I would go with a natural gas generator. If you install a power grid with backup batteries you can store the power and get by with only running the...
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    JCI

    With all the smack I hear repeatedly about JCI, why would anyone continue to work there / use them? They obviously put the C in corporate, pleasing the stock holders while screwing everone in their...
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    We are blessed and very busy right now. With a...

    We are blessed and very busy right now. With a strong line of new construction custom homes, a regular commercial account and every customer we have (almost) has an annual agreement with us. These...
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    The positioning of the hood makes almost no...

    The positioning of the hood makes almost no difference, so you should be able to turn it upside down. The main problems come in on how the hood actually fits on the outlet. Sometimes you have to do...
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    The Propane company could care less what you use...

    The Propane company could care less what you use the propane for. Very similar to the electric and water company. The price of the propane would be determined by the market, time of year, and...
  45. Probably due to the fact the automobiles are...

    Probably due to the fact the automobiles are designed for warm temperatures. Extreme heat has little or no effect on them, but the cold will dry rot belts, tires, hoses, vinyl seats, dash boards,...
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    I've been using Fieldpiece meters for almost 9...

    I've been using Fieldpiece meters for almost 9 years. They are very reliable, also an extremely versitle tool that is a must in any tech bag. The meter alone has so many functions that can...
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    Veto Pro Pac warranty problems.

    I feel in love with my LC. I use it everyday on practically every call I go on. It developed a zipper problem, on one certain section of the zipper it goes off track. I can't see any type of...
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    Blackhawk60 what part of the world are you...

    Blackhawk60 what part of the world are you located. I was unable to tell by looking at your contact info. Normally, if you want a second opinion it helps us greatly to know what area we are...
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    The truth shall set you free!!! Bootlen for...

    The truth shall set you free!!!
    Bootlen for president.
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    Obama is the only reason I'm voting for McCain. ...

    Obama is the only reason I'm voting for McCain. Plenty of other people out there feel exactly the same way I'm sure. He's not much, but "he's all we got."
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