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    no problem. just checking in on you... I don't...

    no problem. just checking in on you... I don't have any of your products as of yet, but I do consider you "one to watch" :)
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    dido. If it really matters to you just swap...

    dido.

    If it really matters to you just swap the manifold.

    If you are looking to pull a vacuum through the manifold....

    Save your self the trouble and pull direct from the pump for better...
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    That depends on the question, but I can tell you...

    That depends on the question, but I can tell you that yes, the advice tends to be more specific.
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    [QUOTE=btuexpert;20442591] You've been on this...

    You've been on this site almost a year, your profile says you are a contractor, you have 56 posts to date.

    There is a large section of this site that is dedicated to HVAC professionals, but...
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    There's only so much advice that you will get on...

    There's only so much advice that you will get on the open side of the forum. I don't understand why you aren't a Pro member by now.

    Your test method will vary depending on what kind of work you...
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    1) stop trying to manage who does what and for...

    1) stop trying to manage who does what and for how much. you are stepping on your own foot.

    2) good golly miss molly, that is a mess.

    3) as per everybody else, the air filter install is hideous...
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    He was probably referring to the UEI branded...

    He was probably referring to the UEI branded product. They have some bad history, but at least some of their stuff is passable now.


    BTW, where did your website go? accutools is down.
  8. Just like everywhere else... most advice is bad advice.

    Some ebay poster is writing about how to select air filter sizes in order to promote the sale of their electrostatic air filters.


    I need to give them some small credit upfront- the ebay poster...
  9. not outside the realm of possibility, but these...

    not outside the realm of possibility, but these cordless shears haven't been out that long. When you consider I've had my dewalt shears (pre-theft) for about 13 years... it wouldn't be my first...
  10. Help with Milwaukee 14ga double cut shears

    Due to a recent theft of some of my tools I have had to restock the tool bag. I won a ebay auction for a used Milwaukee Double cut (Model 2636) cordless shear. I opted for the beefier model hoping to...
  11. I always say there's nothing like oxy-acetylene...

    I always say there's nothing like oxy-acetylene to bring heat back into the marriage!
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    First, have patience. It takes time for the all...

    First, have patience. It takes time for the all volunteer staff to vet you. Well worth the effort though.

    So- on the formula- humidity is a reason to adjust airflow but it doesn't relate to the...
  13. That's the spirit! I will say I'm not going to...

    That's the spirit!

    I will say I'm not going to bite anybody- I might catch something.
  14. Not that many pawn shops around here. The few...

    Not that many pawn shops around here. The few that do exist generally have overpriced junk. I don't know how they stay in business. Especially with Craigslist and eBay I think the pawnshop model is...
  15. I appreciate everybody's sympathy, so thanks to...

    I appreciate everybody's sympathy, so thanks to all that respond.

    To those that don't quite get it, Taking a tradesman's tools turn them into a victim, and because we typically take years (a...
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    That formula, if properly used, gets modified...

    That formula, if properly used, gets modified depending on your location.

    You have much to learn grasshopper. :) The good news is you are in the right place, but still on the wrong side of the...
  17. Darctangent, in a dark alley, with the lead pipe!

    That's how the tool thief met his end... in my dreams.

    Last Thursday night/ Friday morning someone did a quick smash and grab on my service truck.

    They could have gotten much more but they...
  18. Sigh here we go... These topics are...

    Sigh


    here we go...

    These topics are discussed Ad nauseam here.

    First- I must ask you to TRY to set aside the bulk of your ideas about HVAC.

    There is very little difference in between...
  19. If quality is your objective you should be...

    If quality is your objective you should be looking to find the point at which you should spend MORE money than the market average, not less. Mini splits are delicate by nature in a category of...
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    That's DIY, please read the rules. no soup...

    That's DIY, please read the rules.

    no soup for you!
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    So what happened? Inquiring minds want to know!

    So what happened? Inquiring minds want to know!
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    First, Thanks for having an open mind, it takes...

    First, Thanks for having an open mind, it takes some real courage to honestly consider your situation when you've got money on the line and part way down the road. For my part it gets really old to...
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    sometimes people just get busy- it happens to me...

    sometimes people just get busy- it happens to me I know. Hope the OP sticks around long enough to see the other side... I often wonder what somebody is thinking when they decide they DON'T want pro...
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    nimblejoe- this whole effort is folly. You...

    nimblejoe- this whole effort is folly.

    You would be better served to change directions before it's too late. I cannot fathom what people think they are getting by sticking their fingers in a HVAC...
  25. I've never ever seen a system like that. I have...

    I've never ever seen a system like that. I have seen buried linesets for conventional AC/heatpumps , but never the condensate line. Why on earth would anybody go to that much trouble?

    If this is...
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    How about a functioning email address? They...

    How about a functioning email address?

    They let my low-life ass in. The professional membership application link is in my signature line. :)
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    Sounds like a very reasonable answer. What do...

    Sounds like a very reasonable answer. What do you all think?

    Bill


    He's being loose with some of his details, but I'm not seeing any huge red flags.

    Did you send him your model number? He...
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    Do you get in trouble if you "like" your own...

    Do you get in trouble if you "like" your own post?

    I Guess we'll find out!!! LOL How narcissistic am I?


    oops! I guess they already thought of that... DRAT!
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    PLEASE don't give me anymore likes!!!! I'd try...

    PLEASE don't give me anymore likes!!!!

    I'd try to use the nest for toilet paper and that wouldn't be good for me!
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    Sticky: An additional comment about the EPA 608...

    An additional comment about the EPA 608 certification.

    It's no big deal. Most of it is wrote memorization of dates and some figures based around recovery requirements that are immaterial in a...
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    that whole setup is cringe-worthy. personally,...

    that whole setup is cringe-worthy.

    personally, I would not install a humidifier on that system. If you insist on putting in a whole house humidifier in it would be as your pro suggests with a fan...
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    Sticky: you just did(post a question) are you a hvac...

    you just did(post a question)

    are you a hvac pro or in school to become a pro?


    are you a homeowner with a question?


    something else?
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    first- you might consider trying a call to the...

    first- you might consider trying a call to the HVAC TALK member. Not for the work, but a referral to someone closer. Might work, might not. They MIGHT be able to tell you who to stay away from too....
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    If that wasn't clear- HVAC TALK CONTRACTOR MAP...

    If that wasn't clear-

    HVAC TALK CONTRACTOR MAP
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    as I said, the link is in my signature line- ...

    as I said, the link is in my signature line-

    HVAC TALK CONTRACTOR MAP

    enter your zip code in the search box then look for contractors that handle residential systems.

    If you can't find a...
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    It's best not to over think it wyaple. I...

    It's best not to over think it wyaple.

    I can't over-emphasize that.

    The way that these systems ACTUALLY work is 180 degrees from the way that most people can intuit without a structured...
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    strictly speaking, that's not the rule. Do...

    strictly speaking, that's not the rule.

    Do you know WHY we are supposed to leave them upright though?
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    As long as you've got the creds you know full...

    As long as you've got the creds you know full well that you could...

    We all make our choices.
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    Be aware that that the safety recommendations on...

    Be aware that that the safety recommendations on that webpage are limited in scope- for example it omits the rule of setting the bottle upright for an hour before use if it has been laying horizontal...
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    Pfft! I don't qualify either. it's been a mere...

    Pfft!

    I don't qualify either. it's been a mere 20 or so for me...

    I teach and I learn, just like everybody else!
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    This is what I can tell you... I am hearing an...

    This is what I can tell you...

    I am hearing an exacerbated version of what I consider normal startup noises.

    The noise is refrigerant related.

    I would recommend what I call a "annual...
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    Rut row raggy. That doesn't sound good......

    Rut row raggy.

    That doesn't sound good... "couldn't squeeze any more in"

    You need a REAL pro, not artificial pro flavoring & coloring.

    I advise you NOT call up AC contractors and tell them...
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    Seriously? hmmm... how about access to one...

    Seriously?

    hmmm...

    how about access to one of the largest online resources for HVAC pros?

    does that work? I hope so.

    advice from those that have been there,done that.
  44. I had those exact same thoughts when I saw your...

    I had those exact same thoughts when I saw your original post. It's just too tight for that tool, unmodified at least.

    Thanks for contributing to the thread!
  45. We still remember! Met once, remembered always. ...

    We still remember! Met once, remembered always.

    What else is there to say?

    RIP brother!
  46. But then how do you know if equipment is live if...

    But then how do you know if equipment is live if you can't short it out with a tool? LOL

    Just kidding...
  47. Who knows Eugene, I know I'm not as fast or as...

    Who knows Eugene, I know I'm not as fast or as strong as I've been in the past.

    I sent a comment to:

    http://thejobknob.com/#

    With the hope of helping them understand how their product could...
  48. The more I think about it, the more I like the...

    The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of a teardrop shaped handle design better than what they have, but like I said I really like what they have already. I guess I would suggest...
  49. Sorry to hear that Eugene, I wouldn't recommend...

    Sorry to hear that Eugene, I wouldn't recommend it to the board if I had that kind of problem. I've used it for six months with no issue.

    I did note in my review that the knob could use a...
  50. Iduch, well enough. I can tell you that I haven't...

    Iduch, well enough. I can tell you that I haven't lost any gas to leaking. I would take that seriously. Acetylene leaking in an enclosed space would not be my favorite thing! It puts more that...
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