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    Don't rub it in. Actually, aren't you able to do...

    Don't rub it in. Actually, aren't you able to do open carry legally in AZ too?
    Here in NW FL, most people do carry and it's not too hard to get your permit. Just takes some time. I would hope that...
  2. Thread: Rheem unit

    by McLean Air
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    You may need a trap on your drain line. You can...

    You may need a trap on your drain line. You can get this problem from dirty filter, dirty coil, poor slope on your drain pan and so on. Just make sure your pan, coil and drain line are clean first. I...
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    I had the same problem at a restraunt recently....

    I had the same problem at a restraunt recently. The drains were trapped and tied into a branch drain. All were clear and had good slope. However, about once a week they would back up at random. After...
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    Speaking of changing your vac oil, I found a...

    Speaking of changing your vac oil, I found a super fast way to do it. I had a standing presure test going on a very large lineset. Only about 200 psi of nitro. Well I forgot to blow it before I...
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    Unit has been dismantled and recycled.

    Unit has been dismantled and recycled.
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    I just bought 2 sets of the appion evac basic...

    I just bought 2 sets of the appion evac basic kit. About $200.00. Here is the link. http://www.trutechtools.com/Appion-MegaFlow-Basics-Evacuation-Kit_p_1834.html

    How much do you want for your kit?...
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    Check this out for your B tank....

    Check this out for your B tank....
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    I use my rose bud tip on the big stuff. So quick...

    I use my rose bud tip on the big stuff. So quick and easy. I use my turbo on resi or small stuff. Esp if i have to do alot of walking or climbing. OA is great once you get good with it. Turbo torch...
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    From an accounting stand point, the more detailed...

    From an accounting stand point, the more detailed every charge is, the better. Lumped together "misc" charges aren't the best accounting practices. We can save on taxes depending in how we list...
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    Take at look at each unit. Even tho they are the...

    Take at look at each unit. Even tho they are the same price, one may prove to be slightly better built.
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    Brake parts cleaner does not have any working...

    Brake parts cleaner does not have any working time. It will flash off before it can do any work. Also, you don't want to be in a confined space with that stuff. Engine degreaser foams alot, but that...
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    The stuff I use is called muscle magic. You do...

    The stuff I use is called muscle magic. You do have to cut it quite a bit with water, but it still works great. If you do not cut it enough, it will eat the metal. I buy it by the gallon and I can...
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    I worked on cars for many years. So I have...

    I worked on cars for many years. So I have carried some things over to the hvac field. One thing is that I use an automotive degreaser to clean grease off coils. Its safe, cheap and works great....
  14. Can you post a pic of the dollies you built?

    Can you post a pic of the dollies you built?
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    Lennox Condenser (15 ton) 5 Years old.

    I have a used Lennox Condenser:
    M/N HS29-180-2G
    S/N 560507186

    I have a condenser that is headed for the scrap yard. Thought I would see if anyone has some parts they want to buy before I scrap...
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    Well...? Not sure how to PM you. It this kit...

    Well...?

    Not sure how to PM you. It this kit is sold, myabe you can update your post. If not, i would like to talk to you about it.
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    I had one where caps and motor were wired wrong....

    I had one where caps and motor were wired wrong. Fan would run backwards when the comp cycled off the first time. Then it would continue to run backwards until you pulled the disconnect.
  18. Thread: r-22 retro

    by McLean Air
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    Find a better supplier.

    Find a better supplier.
  19. Thread: Contactors

    by McLean Air
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    If you don't have enough experience to find a new...

    If you don't have enough experience to find a new contactor, you may want to have a pro look at the system you are working on. Just because it won't pull in does not mean it's bad.
    Do the work your...
  20. Thread: Contactors

    by McLean Air
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    If you do any a/c work, you need to keep small...

    If you do any a/c work, you need to keep small parts like that on your truck. Contactors and capacitors at the very least.
  21. Thread: r-22 retro

    by McLean Air
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    MO 99 is supposed to be a good drop in. Dupont...

    MO 99 is supposed to be a good drop in. Dupont has a fair amount of literature on its use.
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    I have a very nice 29 cu side by side fridge that...

    I have a very nice 29 cu side by side fridge that I picked up for free off of CL. Guy said it cooled but not well. Checked it out and just needs a $20 condenser fan motor and a good condenser...
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    3 phase? Amps? Semi herm? What do your pressures...

    3 phase? Amps? Semi herm? What do your pressures look like when it does run? Why did the old overload fail? What kind of overload? Did you pull a good vac? Did you weigh in a charge? Why 22 pounds of...
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    We are going to need alot more info than that.

    We are going to need alot more info than that.
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    Gotta love the South. This time of year, if it...

    Gotta love the South. This time of year, if it ain't wasp, it's spiders and fleas. Lol
  26. I have seen this on a few different brands. I...

    I have seen this on a few different brands. I like to put my vac guage on it.
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    It has a 7.3 Powerstroke turbo diesel. It runs...

    It has a 7.3 Powerstroke turbo diesel. It runs great!
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    I keep my 24 ft ladder on one side, my 10 ft on...

    I keep my 24 ft ladder on one side, my 10 ft on the other, and my 8 and 6 ft ladder are hanging inside, out of the way. The tool boxes on the sides are deep enough to fit a 50 pound cylinder and the...
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    Thanks! Before I got this one, I was always on...

    Thanks!
    Before I got this one, I was always on the look out for a utility type truck. I like the van chassis because the nose is shorter and it gives you a longer box. The F-350 chassis usually...
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    I had a brand new pair of needle nose that went...

    I had a brand new pair of needle nose that went missing. 10 years later went back to do some work (for the new home owners), and there they were in the return.
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    I use the Testo 550 and it's been great. I got a...

    I use the Testo 550 and it's been great. I got a great price on it and purchased an extra temp clamp when I bought them. It does take some time to get use to looking at a digital read out when you...
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    Is this kit still for sale? Any idea how much you...

    Is this kit still for sale? Any idea how much you want for it?
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    If you save up your compressors and take them all...

    If you save up your compressors and take them all at once, It makes it seem like it't worth the trouble. It's a good work out too. lol
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    Hey thermojohn. Where in the panhandle are you?

    Hey thermojohn. Where in the panhandle are you?
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    They want the oil out. Ends open were ok....

    They want the oil out. Ends open were ok. However, no one checked to see if the oil was indeed out tho. They pay a rate just for compessors. Motors are another. Good thing here is they will take a...
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    Leaving money on the roof

    I often see dead equipment and old parts left on roof tops of commercial buildings. I get it. They are heavy and hard to move. Most of the time you can't see it anyway. I myself do not leave anything...
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    I see a lot of utility trucks, but don't often...

    I see a lot of utility trucks, but don't often see enclosed utility trucks like mine. I think that is because they cost so much new, that there just aren't that many around. Most guys love vans and...
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    Another benefit to putting it inside is rust...

    Another benefit to putting it inside is rust protection. They rust out and leak very quickly here. Rusted leaking filter drier is a nice service call but I still opt to install them inside on a new...
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    Nice. If you ever have a chance to go to a diesel...

    Nice. If you ever have a chance to go to a diesel performance show try to go. Even if you don't like diesels, you will be hooked when you leave.

    Back to the OP, I like the look of the sprinter,...
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    Well...that depends on how much you wnat to...

    Well...that depends on how much you wnat to spend. lol. Rember, the 5.7L is a chevy 350, so performance options are endless. Now from a pratical view, a few bolt on things are the best for a boost in...
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    The truck in my avatar is my 1999 E-450 7.3...

    The truck in my avatar is my 1999 E-450 7.3 Diesel. It has a 12 foot reading service body. I drive it every day, and love it! It is getting wrapped with my logo soon. I will post pics when it's done....
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    A tuner can also be called a "chip" or a...

    A tuner can also be called a "chip" or a "programmer". They come in many different applications and styles. Diesels see the biggest improvements from a tuner, but gas engines can still see some power...
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    Somewhat on that topic, if you are running an...

    Somewhat on that topic, if you are running an older diesel (pre 07 i think) then you need to run an additive in your fuel. ULSD (ultra low sulfer diesel) does not lube your injectors like old diesel...
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    It's good to keep in your tool bag. It's better...

    It's good to keep in your tool bag. It's better than having to go back to the truck for your socket set. The only down side sometimes is it's too tall. I don't think they make a shallow one. Still...
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    I love my service truck. It's got a 12 reading...

    I love my service truck. It's got a 12 reading body on it. Powerstrok 7.3 turbo diesel. It's so much easier to work out of than a van. I am over 6ft tall, and I can walk around in the back without...
  46. Thread: Coolsavers

    by McLean Air
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    Those are good tools to have. The real question...

    Those are good tools to have. The real question is do you have the money to spare? Most guys, myself included, work our way up to the latest and greatest tools. I will say however, these days it pays...
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    That is def something to keep in mind.

    That is def something to keep in mind.
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    I had this prob once, and it turned out to be a...

    I had this prob once, and it turned out to be a wire on the pressure control had rubbed through just enough to cause me problems. The contactor did not have enough voltage to pull in everytime, and...
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    I see this when the home owner treats the drain...

    I see this when the home owner treats the drain with bleach. Someone may have cleaned this coil with bleach or treated the drain pan with it. I live on the coast in FL, (Gulf of Mexico) and we see...
  50. Sold. Thanks, and good luck!

    Sold. Thanks, and good luck!
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