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    Otter box defender series has done me good and I...

    Otter box defender series has done me good and I work in the dirtiest most rugged environments. How does your case compare?
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    Ya man I hear you, but the first iPad is the...

    Ya man I hear you, but the first iPad is the best. Not as fast but reliable. My Techs use nothing but. In fact this is what I'm responding on right now, if anyone has issues with the first gen pad...
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    Lol, I did that to my calipers in the home depot...

    Lol, I did that to my calipers in the home depot parking lot.
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    Hey, ya I do live in the Sparwood area, how did...

    Hey, ya I do live in the Sparwood area, how did you figure that? And I've had some UEI @ Just Better instruments fail from the rough terrain now that I think of it maybe cold weather?
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    Lol? That's a welcome find! Wield them well!

    Lol? That's a welcome find! Wield them well!
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    True! But for after school the Digi Gage is the...

    True! But for after school the Digi Gage is the way to go!
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    Ya man, this is the stuff I'm talking about! ...

    Ya man, this is the stuff I'm talking about! Found the HVAC pro bag, meter bag, and lap top bag, I own the XTL bag (durable stuff). About $2000 in bags, but so professional, even if your just...
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    Lol don't think so man.

    Lol don't think so man.
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    Thanks for your insight, can you recommend any...

    Thanks for your insight, can you recommend any additional tough test instruments you've used? I've been in the trade since 1999. I've been scouring this site for great tool ideas!
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    That sounds pretty cool, but I tried looking it...

    That sounds pretty cool, but I tried looking it up in the Canadian app store. Must only be available in the US?
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    Listen, straight up these are the best iPhone...

    Listen, straight up these are the best iPhone apps for the HVAC trade:

    - bitzers (pt reference) amazing free app
    - convert units (free)
    - My Measures Pro (about 4bucks but well worth it). You...
  12. Thread: belthogs

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    I wonder how Belt Hog's compare to SKF Belt...

    I wonder how Belt Hog's compare to SKF Belt alignment tool?
  13. How long have you had this laser system? I align...

    How long have you had this laser system? I align large systems and a straight edge is tedious and takes a long time. Has this tool really improved your service?
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    Hey man, maybe should read the posts below before...

    Hey man, maybe should read the posts below before commenting. We've already established I don't know anything about digi-cool gages, and that I was going to give them a try. I was impressed that one...
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    A tablet is essential to an HVAC techs job. I...

    A tablet is essential to an HVAC techs job. I have an iPad (the first generation) and I can't imagine leaving for work in the morning without it. In my opinion the first gen iPads are the best with...
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    No, don't work for Polar. Work in the Canadian...

    No, don't work for Polar. Work in the Canadian Rocky mountains. I service haul trucks, dozers, graders, etc. I like the idea of your gages lasting 7 years. I'm go to buy a pair this week. Thanks...
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    Sorry, never had electronic gages....guess I...

    Sorry, never had electronic gages....guess I shouldn't of mentioned that. Please understand I work in a mining environment and electronic instruments don't last (probably from the dust and constant...
  18. Thread: Poor Goodman

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    People with this kind of install are victims of...

    People with this kind of install are victims of our trade. I feel really bad for them, imagine how Mike Holmes must feel?
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    Hi, I normally carry 3 different Gage's for...

    Hi,

    I normally carry 3 different Gage's for the different oils around.

    - 410a set for polyester
    - r22 set for mineral
    - 134a set for automotive PAG oil.
    - all Gage's are manual type, if...
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    I have a Testo, paid good money for it too!...

    I have a Testo, paid good money for it too! Living in the Canadian rocky mountains (-10 to -40 degrees C winter temps) I never leave my meters, manometers, or any electronic device in the truck. My...
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    Keep this in mind, I'm a none union worker now...

    Keep this in mind, I'm a none union worker now but have been trained as an apprentice by the union. My take is the following:

    PRO'S
    - knowing of the latest cutting edge Information regarding our...
  22. Haven't heard anything about a possible reversing...

    Haven't heard anything about a possible reversing valve issue? The complaint suggested the unit trips in both cooling & heating mode. Maybe a restriction is present there or the pilot operator is...
  23. Thread: screwdrivers

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    I like Klein. Have used their tools for the last...

    I like Klein. Have used their tools for the last 10 years. For HVAC the 11-in-one tool is ultimate! Expensive stuff but make you look professional.
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    To clean an exchanger properly, it must be...

    To clean an exchanger properly, it must be removed and brushed (baffles and sheet metal hardware must be removed). When re-installing a gasket kit will be needed.
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    Having worked on several of these style units (no...

    Having worked on several of these style units (no offense to Carrier), they are of poor design, although fairly serviceable, these units feel flimsy and lack a solid make-up. For the heating section...
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