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    Leak test?

    How do you leak test during an install/repair? The guys I work with call it good if they pull a vacuum down past 500. I just had this fail for me so now I've been valving off the pump and making sure...
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    Yeah, I'm going to try this when the time is...

    Yeah, I'm going to try this when the time is right. I've seen demonstrations of brazing w/ and w/o nitrogen and the results are honestly amazing. Maybe I 'll demonstrate this to them also and give...
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    Yes, they use digital multi-meters. I don't know...

    Yes, they use digital multi-meters. I don't know anyone that still uses a voltmeter and an ammeter and an ohmmeter, etc. It's just outdated, I know. Look, my point was just to imply that analog...
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    I most definitely am being influenced by the "old...

    I most definitely am being influenced by the "old timers" that I work with because I spend 40+ hours a week w/ them. And No, I have NEVER seen any proof that the Testo 510 is off in any way. The...
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    Haven't been in the field for very long (I...

    Haven't been in the field for very long (I admit), but I already realize the EXTREME communication gap between engineers and those of us who work in the field. On another note it seems that Lennox...
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    I asked this question awhile back and got heavily...

    I asked this question awhile back and got heavily referred to the Testo 510. So I bought it and I like it for the small and simple to use aspect of it. Then my company ordered me the Dwyer U-tube...
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    My company uses micron guages. However, we do not...

    My company uses micron guages. However, we do not purge with nitrogen. I'm 9 months out of trade school and was taught to purge with nitrogen, but my company does not practice this, so now I don't...
  8. Thread: Magjumper

    by EliTheIceman
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    Mag jumper

    I've got 2 of these so I can test hi & lo fire w/o waiting 10 min. (or whatever the delay may be), on gas furnaces. Have ran into trouble with some screws actually having been de-magnetized, so...
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    M12

    I have the Milwuakee M12 impact & love it. I saw a youtube video where a guy did a pretty good comparison between the M12 and Bosch's impact http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx6ttcAFVM4. Hope I helped.
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    Some areas (including mine) require purple primer...

    Some areas (including mine) require purple primer per code. I agree w/ the visual aspect, but gotta follow the rules no matter how ridiculous.
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    $

    I'm in Iowa (small rural community). Completed a trade school in May & started out @ $12/hr. Busted my ass and in July was @ $13/hr. Then, took an apprecticeship placement exam and got put in the 3rd...
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    static pressure tips

    Just ordered the Testo 510 manometer. What static pressure tips do you have/suggest? Also, what lengths are they?
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    School

    I got out of trade school back in May and have been working for an HVAC/R, electrical, plumbing contractor ever since. I would say 1) Understand the basic mechanical refrigeration system and it's...
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    I was told to spray water with a simple garden...

    I was told to spray water with a simple garden sprayer up the fire-box, with the blower pulled, and then look into the heat exchanger for signs of water running down in it. I've praciticed this...
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    Static pressure testing tool of choice

    What tool do you use to test SP? I've yet to buy a tool for this (I'm an apprentice) and my co-workers all have a Dwyer oil manometer that can be mounted horizontal for SP readings. They laughed @ me...
  16. Thanks

    Thanks to those who replied. ACCA Manuals D & T are now on my priority "get list".
  17. Most important things to know about ducts

    1st time post, long time browser. I am an apprentice for a company that does it all (hvac, refrigeration, electrical, appliances, plumbing, geo-thermal) and have been looking for a place in the...
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