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    OK........thanks for the help!

    OK........thanks for the help!
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    Some guys just weigh the charge in.

    Some guys just weigh the charge in.
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    All right.......sounds good. Do you think...

    All right.......sounds good. Do you think weighing the charge in is good enough, or should I slap the gauges on too? Actually, do you know where I can get some R134a info concerning these small...
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    you got it Niveball...................37...

    you got it Niveball...................37 actually. Why would this be illegal? the refrigerant is being pumped into the cylinder because the compressor is running the whole time. The only diff I see...
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    Neither one should be illegal, they both deposit...

    Neither one should be illegal, they both deposit the refrigerant into a recovery cylinder.As far as I understand it, the sweep charge is the way that it is recomended.
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    Sweep charge?

    Hey guys, I just started working on "high end" refrigerators, and w/ R134a. Ive worked with 2 guys so far and they both handle the recovery and charging differently. One guy uses the "sweep charge"...
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    that I've seen......
  8. there, there...........we all have bad days...

    there, there...........we all have bad days junior....
  9. Yea.........thats pretty much the way it's been...

    Yea.........thats pretty much the way it's been so far........don't see any reason for it to change now! I'ts somewhat of a crazy job, but the lack of boredom is one thing that appeals to me.
  10. oh yea...........duh.....thanks. If I wouldnt...

    oh yea...........duh.....thanks. If I wouldnt have forgotton the meaning of "Solid State".........then I wouldnt have had to ask the Q in the first place
  11. What usually goes wrong w/Refrigerators?

    Hey guys, I just got a new job with a good company.....finally. I'm going from apartment A/C's and Furnaces to Resi A/c's, Furnaces, hot water tanks, Heat Pumps, and Refrigerators/Freezers.

    The...
  12. Diff. between potential/solid state relay?

    This is probably dumb.........and I probably work on these without realizing it, but.........what is the diff. between a potential relay and a solid state relay?
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    Right..........but how hard is it to work the...

    Right..........but how hard is it to work the counter at JS? These guys should have to do some field work or something, so they can relate. Sometimes they don't act like we're on the same team.....
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    Wow................good info...........thanks!...

    Wow................good info...........thanks! I'm going there now
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    Hey guys................what would you recomend...

    Hey guys................what would you recomend for reading on the subject of load calculations, installing and designing split systems? I,ve been doing resi service for a little while, but I want to...
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    Yea, I checked out there site. I will check out...

    Yea, I checked out there site. I will check out Jordan and United now though. Thanks for the info.
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    I'm just trying to develop a relationship with a...

    I'm just trying to develop a relationship with a good supplier, and JS is making that virtually impossible! Bad Customer servive, laziness, no knowledge, and negative attitudes. I mean, do they pay...
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    Thanks...........i'll check them out

    Thanks...........i'll check them out
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    They are 50 bucks a piece at the Johnstone near...

    They are 50 bucks a piece at the Johnstone near me........that sucks
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    I guess I could check into some hoses on...

    I guess I could check into some hoses on ebay.................
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    Good online company for tools??

    Can anyone recomend a good online company to buy HVAC tools from? I want to buy some 3/8 vacuum hoses.......
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    Thanks...I'm going back to Johnstone today

    Thanks...I'm going back to Johnstone today
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    I guess I'll take it back to Johnstone tomorrow....

    I guess I'll take it back to Johnstone tomorrow. This one only goes up to .5 and has up to 3000 FPM on it also. Do you know the exact model number you guys have? I have a Fieldpiece...
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    is it worth takeing it back and getting a 1.o?

    is it worth takeing it back and getting a 1.o?
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    Magnehelic gauge Q:

    I got a new Magnehelic gauge today. Dwyer, measures up to .5 in. w.c.It was suggested to me to buy the #303 static press tip. Johnstone sais they dont carry it. Is this the one with the magnet...
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    Welcome to HVAC.........

    Welcome to HVAC.........
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    Thanks guys.............I appreciate the advice....

    Thanks guys.............I appreciate the advice. Looks like i'ts time to hit the books again!!!
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    It does help.........thanks

    It does help.........thanks
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    charging after vacuuming?

    Is it normal practice to charge liquid on the liquid side of scrolls and recipricals so that they dont run while in a vacuum? Then finish charging vapor on low side while running the compressor?
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    Refrigeration Q: for rookie

    Hey guys.........I've been working on A/C's for a couple years now but have never touched a fridge or cooler, etc. I hear that refrigeration is a lot harder to learn and more complex.............Can...
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    Thats true..........it seems like temp rise would...

    Thats true..........it seems like temp rise would be good, if I see a problem and have the manufacturers data, I would then check the total external static pressure
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    Thanks.........I guess checking total static...

    Thanks.........I guess checking total static pressure and also temp rise would be a good idea
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    Airflow tools?

    Hey guys.........I'm reading up on different methods of calculating airflow. Which method is the best, temp rise or checking totalstatic press, with an anemometer?
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    I'm in Clinton Township MI. I think I'm a couple...

    I'm in Clinton Township MI. I think I'm a couple hours away from Saginaw unfortunately. If you know of anyone around here, let me know!
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    Looking for work in Michigan

    Hey guys, does anyone know where I can find a job? I have 3+ yrs exp. mostly residential work for apartment complexes and I want to do heating and cooling full time. Unfortunately, MI isnt the...
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    Unbelievably Retarded....

    Unbelievably Retarded....
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    Hey guys......has anyone used the Lennox version...

    Hey guys......has anyone used the Lennox version of the Acet/air torch? Any suggestion on a good place to buy this or a Turbo torch?
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    Hey guys........I have a K-type thermocouple for...

    Hey guys........I have a K-type thermocouple for checking temp. that I use with my HS35 Fieldpiece meter. It is always about 5 degrees lower than the rest of my thermometers.

    Are these type...
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    What brand of Sling Psychrometer does everyone...

    What brand of Sling Psychrometer does everyone like to use? Does anyone use the Fieldpiece head?
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    Has anyone used the Fieldpiece wet bulb head. If...

    Has anyone used the Fieldpiece wet bulb head. If so, how is it?
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