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  1. The Ford Transit T250-T350s are made in the...

    The Ford Transit T250-T350s are made in the USA!!! I have the Transit Wagon (family hauler 15 passenger) with the V-6 Eco Boost. Man that thing is FAST. The build quality seems to be much better...
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    Clean copper brazes SOOOOO much better. Clean em...

    Clean copper brazes SOOOOO much better. Clean em all! Then purge while brazing. I use CO2 and it works fine for keeping flakes of oxide and scale from building up. :)
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    Oh and take a look at this if you think you can...

    Oh and take a look at this if you think you can get back at them for crappy service!

    "I would never buy from this outfit. Direct from their T's and C's:

    There is a minimum fee of $119 when a...
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    Just a warning to all of you, I ordered the...

    Just a warning to all of you, I ordered the Knipex Wrenches from Chadstoolbox.com. BIG mistake! They have no customer service, the order does not go out for at least 3 days and if you don't get your...
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    Tru tech-tools are awesome! Just a warning...

    Tru tech-tools are awesome!

    Just a warning to all of you, I ordered the Knipex Wrenches from Chadstoolbox.com. BIG mistake! They have no customer service, the order does not go out for at least...
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    Well the one I worked on was high voltage.

    Well the one I worked on was high voltage.
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    No, it is on the high voltage side, ohm it out,...

    No, it is on the high voltage side, ohm it out, if in doubt, replace, they get flaky. If it electric heat only, and the customer feels cold, bypass it.
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    The watt restrictor I just saw was the same as a...

    The watt restrictor I just saw was the same as a limit, High Voltage. To the best of my knowledge they are a snap disc limit, so ohm it out.
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    Hey! From down in New Braunfels! Keep reading,...

    Hey! From down in New Braunfels! Keep reading, you can learn a lot. :)
  10. Thread: flue pipe??

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    Good, neat, work. Only hope the evap. coil is not...

    Good, neat, work. Only hope the evap. coil is not anything Lennox has touched. Their evap. coils are crap. IMHO
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    There is no bible verse that can change your...

    There is no bible verse that can change your mind. I'm ok with that. I only wanted to tell you guys what was on my heart, what you do with it is up to you.
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    Noalox, Ox-guard ect.

    Noalox, Ox-guard ect.
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    You have to register at goodmanmfg.com to get the...

    You have to register at goodmanmfg.com to get the "full factory warranty" and your warranty will get kicked out when it is found that you purchased online. Don't be a cheapskate. Just hire a...
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    I think what GA is getting at is this. Example:...

    I think what GA is getting at is this. Example: GA knows that a cond. unit you are about to touch has shorted to the chassis and the power is still on. He cares because his belief and (I will go out...
  15. Look in the return air vent if there is one under...

    Look in the return air vent if there is one under your unit, and call a good tech.
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    Me too, but the problem here in Texas is calcium...

    Me too, but the problem here in Texas is calcium oxide, so I need a Vac. Outside, Slugs of Water inside, chased by shots of CO2! Some times have to revers the whole process.
    My vac. rig is a dewalt...
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    Echo-chamber they are!

    Echo-chamber they are!
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    I know a company that uses Naptha as line set...

    I know a company that uses Naptha as line set cleaner. But not the cheapy Varnish Makers and Painters (low grade)
  19. Don't go into a job looking for how much $$ you...

    Don't go into a job looking for how much $$ you can make. Do it because you love it. :.02:
  20. A real gold digging tool.

    A real gold digging tool.
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    I lost a front tooth using CO2 to clean a drain...

    I lost a front tooth using CO2 to clean a drain line, it had a breather tube after the P trap and I had to hold the drain dawg and hose with one hand and had capped the breather tube with the PVC...
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    Yes Jared looks like you are squared away, just...

    Yes Jared looks like you are squared away, just do your self a big favor and get a VN-500 regulator and a Nitro to CO2 adapter, a clean refer hose and a CO2 tank and you will be all set. (I do...
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    The smaller jugs are rated the same, I just turn...

    The smaller jugs are rated the same, I just turn the 20lb upside down (if it doesn't have a dip tube) use the female to female adapter and extension and open both valves wide open. I don't worry...
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    Yay, We are wining the battle, converting more...

    Yay, We are wining the battle, converting more peeps. I have been in the trade for 21 years and the company i started/stayed with for 19 yrs. only used CO2. No burnouts, no crapped out txv's or...
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    I must not have been privy to the aforementioned...

    I must not have been privy to the aforementioned clover snake outbreak. Do share links, please.
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    You are the first I have heard of, using electric...

    You are the first I have heard of, using electric arc to "braze" copper tubing together.
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    CO2 IS Better

    447521447541447551447561447571Ok, guys. Since the weather is really nice in Texas right now, I went out to the workshop and did a CO2 Braze Job with my new CO2 Reg. VN-500...
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    You aren't the only one

    During inclement cold weather here in South Texas we have a number of those type of problems
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    Thanks, good idea. :)

    Thanks, good idea. :)
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    I had the same problem 2 weeks ago with Lennox...

    I had the same problem 2 weeks ago with Lennox and Goodman HP CU's, I set the defrost termination to 90 deg. and got the homeowners to pour hot water on the blades and shroud. It was freakish weather...
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    Well any tech worth his salt should be able to...

    Well any tech worth his salt should be able to isolate the problem/miss wire/or faulty board/t-stat.
    Look up a tech I your area on Hvac-talk

    Cheers,
    And yes the quick fix is turning off the...
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    Gas Closet to Attic Heat Pump conversion

    Took me 2.5 days, but they now have 300% better airflow, a big closet, and a safe heater, (old furnace would roll out and CO)
    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
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    Goodman CTK-03 is what you want. The previous...

    Goodman CTK-03 is what you want.
    The previous pic posted was the CTK01, avoid the CTK02.
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    [QUOTE=John8385;16289711] I thought goodman...

    I thought goodman was crap as well, but then I started into the 06-12 Lennox Evap. Coils OH MY!!!!
    I don't even need a leak detector, I look for oil on the steel plates, then if it is mixed with a...
  35. I would start looking at the cond. fan motor,...

    I would start looking at the cond. fan motor, those emerson motors can run but not give enough air flow to cool the compressor and it will go off on a high temp overload. Have your tech check the...
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    Angle iron

    We always made our own L brackets with an angle connector making the bracket a tri-angle. In your case the L will be facing the ground. Pre drill the 1/4" 2x2 angle iron with a drill press for the...
  37. SQ Ft. Rule

    On average here in Texas, I'm using 670sq ft. per ton! But you have to remember that I strictly use heat pumps.
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    Yeah, I have noticed that it is harder to flow,...

    Yeah, I have noticed that it is harder to flow, but it has made me a better brazer.
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    To use silver or not?

    Has anyone had experience using this Harris 0 silver Phos for brazing?
  40. As a Company Owner I have tried to find the...

    As a Company Owner I have tried to find the balance of value vs. quality, and I encourage the customer to only go with the companies that have all aluminum evaporators in their heat pumps....
  41. The video show a 4th leg on the motor which I...

    The video show a 4th leg on the motor which I believe is the "shipping" bolt connection. I would get the installer back out there to verify that it was removed properly. Don't do it your self....
  42. Don't even mention disconnecting and redoing the...

    Don't even mention disconnecting and redoing the connection! If they know anything, they will handle it, no sweat. :) pun intended. It will move the unit out from the wall a little to accommodate...
  43. I've heard of one AC company using Naptha as a...

    I've heard of one AC company using Naptha as a solvent to clean the lines, but they had to be very careful to get the pure stuff because many brands have oils in them. I recently heard that they are...
  44. Are you sure it is worth your time and labor to...

    Are you sure it is worth your time and labor to go extreme labor just to change the condenser? I would Strongly suggest you change the cond. unit with a newer used 1.5 ton, that way you will be...
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    Don't be too hard on your self, we all have had...

    Don't be too hard on your self, we all have had our share of butt kicking intermittent shorts. I don't have a diagram, but I have seen the contactor give trouble before, or more likely in the wiring...
  46. Thread: Restriction

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    The Suction Pressure went up about #3-4 and the...

    The Suction Pressure went up about #3-4 and the Liquid went up about #10-20
  47. Thread: Restriction

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    Ok, great help guys, thx! I will certainly check...

    Ok, great help guys, thx! I will certainly check that out if they call me back. (Previous hacker was going to be called back) :(
  48. Thread: Restriction

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    Restriction

    Got a weird one yesterday. 95' trane 1.5ton HP with S#40, SH 45, L#315, SC 60,
    Looked like a major restriction to me, and when i was connecting the suct. gauge got foaming oil both times. Possible...
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    Don't do the job if they won't have a 4-5"...

    Don't do the job if they won't have a 4-5" filter. They would be dropping 3 filters a month with all the RA's and a 4-5" goes 6-12 mo down here in Texas. Cost savings, air flow/ volume, cleanliness...
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    I have used it a few times to double check my...

    I have used it a few times to double check my rule of thumb in downsizing equip, and satisfy power companies rebate program requirements. It is pretty easy to run a block load calc., wish it could...
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